SparkPeople Tortoises Unite! - Losing Weight Slowly! Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=42796 An active team dedicated to everyone who loses weight SLOWLY. The team was formerly entitled "The Slowest Loser". Tortoises Unite! Never give up! SparkPeople Tortoises Unite! - Losing Weight Slowly! Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=42796 Weekly weigh-in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x73358103 03/22/20: 219 <BR> 03/23/20 <BR> 03/24/20 <BR> 03/25/20 <BR> 03/26/20 <BR> 03/27/20 <BR> 03/28/20 Sun, 22 Mar 2020 08:28:20 EST FAVORITE HOLIDAY ACTIVITY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17882x42796x72746665 This can be a tradition, a favorite activity, favorite treat, or whatever! Wed, 4 Dec 2019 07:18:54 EST WHAT SIDE DISHES FOR THANKSGIVING http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15762x42796x72654825 I'll start with cranberry sauce Sun, 17 Nov 2019 00:54:21 EST WHAT ARE YOUR GOALS FOR NOVEMBER??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x72470575 These goals can be weight related, thoughtful postings, or anything else! Wed, 16 Oct 2019 17:33:35 EST WHICH MEAT FOR THANKSGIVING??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15762x42796x72470526 Normally we have turkey Wed, 16 Oct 2019 17:25:38 EST New here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42796x71749297 Hey everyone. My name is Sarah. I've been a member of SP since 2007, but have been off for more than a year, and it's time to refocus on my health. SP has been an integral part in the past for me. I am someone whose body fights to hold on to every ounce, so this group is perfect for me! Sun, 16 Jun 2019 10:37:33 EST What are your goals for April? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x71275489 New month new beginnings! Spring is here <em>244</em> . <BR> <BR> <em>67</em> <em>27</em> <em>411</em> <em>376</em> <BR> <BR> What are your goals for the new month? Mon, 1 Apr 2019 07:20:53 EST Did You Play Trivia Today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17882x42796x71275360 Answering trivia questions here on Spark People is a great way of showing your knowledge <BR> <BR> Did you answer trivia questions today? Mon, 1 Apr 2019 06:59:25 EST Daily chat for 2019 Come on by and say hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x71221035 I see we have inactive team leaders. So let's see if we can get this team going once again. I love the thought we can move at tortoise warp speed and still be very successful. <BR> <BR> Team has members who huddle daily hopefully we can get you all to stop by daily to say hello and what's happening with you on this journey. <BR> <BR> This year is when I got serious about ridden myself of extra baggage in more ways than one <em>211</em> I finally asked for outside help and joined VA MOVE ... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 11:26:24 EST What do you count? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15762x42796x70848250 So I know the steps count no matter what. If I take one, my garmin logs it...pacing in the kitchen, counts! Walking to the back to talk to kids, counts! BUT...what do you count towards your burn. I know there are multiple places that count calories, but do you count the multiple outfit changes we face getting dressed (getting kids dressed, etc)? Do you count house cleaning? Do you count unloading groceries from the car to the house? Or do you simply count the focused efforts towards fitness/e... Wed, 23 Jan 2019 09:18:07 EST What are your GOALS in 2019? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x70815058 I would like to get healthier Spiritually, Emotionally and Physically. I do not make resolution and I am not putting any guidelines on my goals. <BR> <BR> Spiritually: Spend more time reading my Bible and meditating. <BR> Emotionally: Getting projects done around the house that I've been putting off. <BR> Physically: Losing weight, any amount. Last year I gained weight. <BR> <BR> How about you? What are your GOALS for 2019? Fri, 18 Jan 2019 08:55:18 EST What is YOUR plan for losing weight? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x70757284 What is YOUR plan for losing weight? Are you following a certain "diet" or exercise program? What have you found to help you lose? Give ideas of what works for YOU. <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> <em>594</em> <em>386</em> Wed, 9 Jan 2019 17:53:20 EST Healthy Snacks? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x70634039 At a season where there are many parties to attend, what are your healthy snacks that you share with others? I'm not talking cookies or candies. What are healthy ideas to have on a Holiday party table? <BR> <BR> Thu, 20 Dec 2018 05:52:10 EST Which meat for Christmas? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15762x42796x70520748 If you celebrate Christmas, which meat do you traditionally eat for your Christmas meal? <BR> <BR> I usually have HAM for Christmas. <BR> <BR> <em>497</em> <em>53</em> <em>496</em> <em>492</em> Sat, 1 Dec 2018 06:40:55 EST Real or Artificial? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x70520728 If you put a Christmas tree, do you use a real one or an artificial one? <BR> <BR> I have an artificial Christmas tree that is decorated and kept in storage. After Thanksgiving I get my tree out of storage and bring it into my condo. I'm always glad when I plug it in and the lights work!! <BR> <BR> <em>446</em> Sat, 1 Dec 2018 06:35:51 EST Did you have a nice Thanksgiving? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x70488020 Yes, John and I were home to eat our 15 pound turkey and pumpkin pie. <BR> <BR> On Black Friday we went to Jensen Tire to buy a new set of tires at Black Friday prices. <BR> <BR> Today we watched church online so we would not get out on the icy snowy roads. We are both a fall risk. <BR> <BR> Do you have your Christmas decorations up? I brought my Christmas stuff up from our storage room. I'll start to decorate today. Our tree stays decorated even in storage so I just have to plug it in and... Sun, 25 Nov 2018 12:11:56 EST New to the team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42796x70349217 Hi my name is Linda I've decided I really need to take of myself health wise. I'm on medication that not helping with my weight. I plan to take this challenge slowly looking forward to getting to know you Wed, 31 Oct 2018 19:18:00 EST How's the WEATHER? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x70153255 It's finally cooled down here in Nebraska. Our air conditioner has been turned off. I think fall as really arrived. Whereas the rest of the country is getting lots of rain, it's fairly dry here in Omaha, NE. <BR> <BR> How is the WEATHER where you live? Do you do outdoors sports that are affected by the weather? <BR> <BR> <em>27</em> <em>67</em> <em>259</em> Fri, 28 Sep 2018 05:32:50 EST Is your "downfall" sweet or salty? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x70066163 I like both but I do worse with sweets. Tue, 11 Sep 2018 19:33:24 EST Lets have TAILGATE PARTY!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15762x42796x70047446 What food do you like to bring to a TAILGATE PARTY? You need not go to a GAME, but just think about foods that you would have if you went to or had a party around some sport like football, soccer, etc. <BR> <BR> I am going to a Tailgate party at my condo on Monday. I plan to take barbecued pulled pork with buns available for those who want them. <BR> <BR> Sat, 8 Sep 2018 20:32:11 EST Are you a SEDENTARY person? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x70047415 Under 5000 steps a day is considered being Sedentary. My pedometer does not work right now but I'm quite sure that most days I am sedentary. On the days I work though I am sure I walk more than 5000 steps. <BR> <BR> How about you? Are you a sedentary person? <BR> <BR> <em>311</em> Sat, 8 Sep 2018 20:27:41 EST Do you follow FOOTBALL on TV? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x70012438 I'm not a sports sort of person but I do follow NEBRASKA football. Unfortunately, the Nebraska - Akron, Ohio game got cancelled on Saturday because of a Thunderstorm. There was lightening in the air. It happened just after Kickoff. I was not at the game but watching TV. I waited awhile but then went to bed. Those at the game waited several hours before the game was finally cancelled for good. <BR> <BR> GO BIG RED! Mon, 3 Sep 2018 10:29:23 EST Are you attending SCHOOL? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x69987994 Many have their children back in school after a summer beak. Are you yourself attending school as a student? <BR> <BR> <em>149</em> <em>150</em> <em>207</em> <BR> <BR> Thu, 30 Aug 2018 05:36:51 EST TIPS on how to AVOID GAINING WEIGHT on VACATION! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x69229631 Do you have TIPS on how to AVOID WEIGHT GAIN while on vacation? I really have no tips as I usually gain weight every time I take a trip! <BR> <em>24</em> Thu, 14 Jun 2018 05:05:50 EST Do you COUNT CARBS? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x69148410 My husband is a diabetic. He counts carbs each day and finds if he stays in a certain range of carbs that his blood sugars stay down. <BR> <BR> Do you COUNT CARBS? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Thu, 31 May 2018 05:03:21 EST Do you wear a PEDOMETER? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x69034110 I used to wear an Omron pedometer but now I don't. Do you wear a Pedometer? Which one? Do you like it? Has it helped you get in more steps? <BR> <BR> <em>311</em> <em>311</em> <em>311</em> <em>311</em> Fri, 11 May 2018 06:22:40 EST Do you have a VEGETABLE Garden? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x68999652 If you plant a vegetable garden, what do you plant? <BR> <BR> I live in a condo so do not have any land. If I were to plant vegetables, I would plant only tomatoes. <BR> <BR> <em>370</em> <em>370</em> <em>370</em> <em>370</em> <BR> Sat, 5 May 2018 07:25:55 EST What are your HOBBIES? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x68993037 I collect spoons, post cards, U.S. quarters and refrigerator magnets. <BR> Other hobbies include traveling and photography. Fri, 4 May 2018 05:29:29 EST Do you have a FLOWER GARDEN? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x68980280 Do you have a flower garden? What type of flowers do you have or do you plan to put into your FLOWER GARDEN? <BR> <BR> I live in a third floor condominium so do not have a garden. I do not have a balcony. The condos on the ground flower have a walk out door and patio so they are able to have gardens. <BR> <BR> <em>146</em> <em>214</em> <em>184</em> <em>87</em> Wed, 2 May 2018 05:37:54 EST Do you use the SparkPeople Food/Nutrition TRACKER? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x68563547 No, but maybe I would lose weight if I did!! <BR> <BR> <em>24</em> Fri, 23 Feb 2018 13:49:05 EST How LONG have you been on SPARKPEOPLE? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x68495239 10 years! Tue, 13 Feb 2018 04:47:21 EST Which do you prefer, Ketchup or Mustard? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x68396076 I prefer Ketchup but eat some mustard on certain foods. <BR> <BR> Which do you prefer, Ketchup or Mustard? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Mon, 29 Jan 2018 06:02:07 EST Let's make a CROCK POT MEAL! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15762x42796x68363761 I will start the meal by adding some skinless CHICKEN breasts. <BR> <BR> What will you add to the CROCK POT? Wed, 24 Jan 2018 05:34:09 EST Do you SLEEP well? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x68353253 I do not sleep more than 5-6 hours a night. I know that is not enough. Sometimes I fall asleep in my chair. <BR> <BR> How about you? Do you sleep well? <BR> <BR> <em>102</em> <em>102</em> <em>102</em> Mon, 22 Jan 2018 14:42:36 EST Do you live in a COLD climat? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x68255746 Yes, I live in Omaha where it is now Winter. Yesterday our weather finally got above zero degrees for the first time in two weeks! Mon, 8 Jan 2018 10:53:00 EST List healthy breakfast choices http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17882x42796x68233782 <em>341</em> Lets help others find ways of mixing up their breakfast options. <BR> List healthy food choice for breakfast: <BR> Granola Fri, 5 Jan 2018 09:00:53 EST What is your favorite PET? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42796x68218248 I like CATS but we are unable to have one in our condo building. <BR> <BR> How about you? What is your favorite PET? Wed, 3 Jan 2018 05:16:53 EST What types of EXERCISE do you do in WINTER? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x68211277 Walking inside is what I like. I like walking in a mall, or store. <BR> <BR> What type of EXERCISE do you do in WINTER? <BR> <BR> Tue, 2 Jan 2018 07:27:53 EST A.... Z PURCHASED at a GROCERY STORE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17882x42796x68211252 A Apples <BR> <BR> <BR> B is next....... Tue, 2 Jan 2018 07:23:55 EST What is the LAST thing you ate? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15762x42796x68211240 Cereal with milk Tue, 2 Jan 2018 07:22:13 EST WHAT DO YOU WANT TO LOSE? 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x68211188 Set your own goal for 2018 then come back to the same thread to edit it rather than click "reply". I will post my goal first. Each WEEK I weigh in I will come back to the same post and click to edit it, adding my new weight. <BR> <BR> Please do not click to REPLY once you have posted your goals. Just come weekly to EDIT your own post. <BR> <BR> Let's go! <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> Tue, 2 Jan 2018 07:14:49 EST Do you make New Year's Resolutions? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x68211150 I do not make resolutions. I have certain goals, but not resolutions. <BR> <BR> How about you? Do you make New Year's Resolutions? What do you RESOLVE? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Tue, 2 Jan 2018 07:03:26 EST Daily Chat for 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x68211138 Happy 2018! Here's the place to chat.. <BR> <BR> I live in Nebraska. Our temperature has been BELOW ZERO since January 30th and Omaha has broken two records. Burr!! Today it is supposed to warm up into the teens!! <BR> <BR> Tue, 2 Jan 2018 07:00:38 EST Do you garden & plan ahead for the new season? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x68180534 I was wondering how many sparkers out there garden for veggies and fruits. Be it in a garden plot, raised beds, containers, herbs in a window.... <BR> If you do what form? <BR> Do you plant from seeds or seedlings bought in a store? <BR> Catalogs? <BR> <em>376</em> Thu, 28 Dec 2017 14:54:13 EST Christmas Dinner! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x68156850 If you celebrate Christmas, what are you having for Christmas dinner? Are you having in on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day or another day? <BR> <BR> My DS and I are having another couple over at noon today, Christmas Eve noon. I am preparing Ham, Au gratin potatoes and green bean casserole. My friends are bringing a salad and desert. <BR> <BR> How about you? <BR> <BR> <em>445</em> <em>442</em> <em>444</em> Sun, 24 Dec 2017 05:54:50 EST Welcome NEW Team Members! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42796x68084407 Welcome to new Team Members. Please introduce yourself here, or else start a new thread in this Introduction Forum. Let us know a little about yourself and what brings you to the Tortoises Unite team. <BR> <BR> <em>235</em> <em>229</em> <em>199</em> <BR> <BR> Mon, 11 Dec 2017 05:50:48 EST Do you do charity gift donations? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x68080446 I was wondering if you are a Sparker who reaches out to those in need during the holidays and do a gift donation like: <BR> Toys for Tots <BR> gifts for Veterans <BR> Homeless shelters <BR> Women Battered Shelters <BR> Angel trees <BR> Salvation Army <BR> Cozy Coats <BR> Nursing Homes/ Senior stockings <BR> <em>446</em> <em>43</em> <em>389</em> <BR> Sun, 10 Dec 2017 11:30:04 EST Do you like hearing Christmas songs? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x68057327 I work retail so I hear Christmas songs all shift long &amp; in any store I venture in. Do you like hearing Christmas songs and if so do you like the new remakes, oldies, country, pop? <BR> <em>500</em> <em>442</em> <em>445</em> <em>444</em> Wed, 6 Dec 2017 10:53:27 EST Do you send out Christmas Cards? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x68055553 Yes, I do. I send some online and others via mail. <BR> How about you? Do you send out Christmas Cards? <BR> <BR> <em>445</em> <em>460</em> <em>288</em> Wed, 6 Dec 2017 06:18:48 EST Arithmetic Help Needed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x68017887 hello <em>134</em> <BR> <BR> It would mean a lot to me if you guys could read my blog "How Much Water?" and solve the story problem therein. <BR> <BR> The 1st person to provide an accurate answer receives {after real world testing} : <BR> <BR> #1. A virtual goodie of your choice {up to 200 points} <BR> #2. An acknowledgment in a new blog. <BR> #3. That "warm fuzzy feeling" you get when you've helped someone. <em>211</em> <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> Thanks, <em>492</em> Thu, 30 Nov 2017 01:07:55 EST Are you crafty- do you make Christmas ornaments? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x68016998 I was wonder how many out there still try and do an homemade traditional Christmas tree with decorations. I get my crafty side from my mom and spent many summer camping making Christmas ornaments and its just stuck. When I had my son, I continued doing crafts &amp; homemade gifts with him until he decided it "wasn't cool to do that" with mom anymore. <BR> Now that I have my mom &amp; mother in law living with me, I am working hard at bringing that homemade family appeal back and get their cre... Wed, 29 Nov 2017 21:33:37 EST Real or Artificial Christmas TREE? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x68012444 I have an artificial one that I keep fully decorated in my basement and bring it up for the Holidays. I'm always thankful when the lights still work!! <BR> Do you decorate a real or an artificial Christmas tree? <BR> <BR> <em>446</em> <BR> <BR> Actually.... decorating a Christmas tree must count as exercise! <em>334</em> <BR> Wed, 29 Nov 2017 05:27:34 EST Let's DECORATE for Christmas! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17882x42796x68006651 How do you decorate for Christmas? Each person add some item. <BR> <BR> I'll start with...................... <BR> <BR> strings of light <BR> Tue, 28 Nov 2017 06:25:05 EST How to keep POUNDS off during HOLIDAYS? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x68006617 What are your suggestions for keeping extra POUNDS off during the December HOLIDAYS? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>192</em> <em>9</em> <em>38</em> Tue, 28 Nov 2017 06:19:44 EST Do you BAKE for Christmas? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x68006576 When I lived in Africa I made Swedish Rye bread every Christmas. I sometimes made peanut brittle and fudge. I did not make many cookies though or I would just eat them. I only made them if I had to take them to some function. Of course I would make a Christmas dinner of some sort. <BR> <BR> Are there things that you always BAKE for Christmas? <BR> <BR> <em>445</em> <em>443</em> <em>444</em> <em>460</em> Tue, 28 Nov 2017 06:14:20 EST Did you Decorate your Home for Christmas? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x68000821 I got a start at decorating my condo. I brought the decorations up from the basement, including the already decorated three foot tree. I plugged in the tree and the lights work! YES!!!! <BR> <BR> Do you decorate your home for Christmas? Have you already done so? <BR> <BR> <em>445</em> <em>446</em> <em>460</em> Mon, 27 Nov 2017 07:54:16 EST Let's plan a HEALTHY Thanksgiving FEAST! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15762x42796x67913463 Let's give ideas for a HEALTHY THANKSGIVING FEAST! Each one add an item. <BR> <BR> I"ll start...... <BR> <BR> TURKEY! <BR> <BR> <em>428</em> Mon, 13 Nov 2017 08:09:31 EST Is this normal/anyone else experience this? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x67816660 I have a very hard time losing weight due to various things including serious physical disability and short stature 4'10", plus Hashimotos hypothyroidism. I tried SP a while back with no success (continued gaining on my SP proscribed diet), so what I'm trying now is a low calorie diet aiming for no more than 1000 calories a day, averaging around 800 at the moment. I've read that people typically lose 3-5 pounds a week with this kind of intake but I'm lucky if I go down by half a pound each we... Mon, 30 Oct 2017 05:11:10 EST MOTIVATION! Are you Motivated? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x67728653 I just found these quotes: <BR> <BR> “Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly.” ~Stephen R. Covey <BR> <BR> “Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” ~Jim Rohn <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts on Motivation to lose weight or the lack of it? Please post other Quotes that would be helpful to motivate others. Mon, 16 Oct 2017 06:28:21 EST What are some Weight Loss TIPS that help you? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x67633846 For those who have been successful at losing weight, how did you do it? Please leave your Weight Loss TIPS here on this thread. <BR> <BR> <em>9</em> <BR> <BR> Sun, 1 Oct 2017 05:49:57 EST APPLES or ORANGES? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x67452686 APPLES or ORANGES? Which do you prefer? <BR> <BR> <em>150</em> or <em>474</em> Thu, 31 Aug 2017 17:47:41 EST Do you live in the path of HURRICANE HENRY? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x67452640 Hurricane Henry destroyed much of Houston, Texas and then made land again and continues to rain down on other cities and States. Do you live in the path of the Hurricane? How are you doing? Did you have to leave your home? <BR> <BR> Are you doing anything to help victims of Hurricane Henry? Praying? Donations? Collecting items? Volunteer worker? <BR> <BR> <em>27</em> <em>257</em> <em>27</em> <em>257</em> Thu, 31 Aug 2017 17:32:28 EST Who goes to SCHOOL? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x67433268 Do either you or your children go to school? Has school started in your area? Are there those who have not yet started back to school? Let us know about your BACK TO SCHOOL activities. <BR> <BR> <em>150</em> <em>149</em> <em>207</em> Mon, 28 Aug 2017 12:24:44 EST A-Z WAYS TO EXERCISE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17882x42796x67373350 A- Archery <BR> Fri, 18 Aug 2017 06:13:41 EST Do you plan to watch the ECLIPSE? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x67373310 The Eclipse of the Son will happen in much of the U.S.A. on Monday August 21st. Nebraska where I live will be in the path of totality, 100% Eclipse. <BR> <BR> Do you live where there will be an Eclipse? Do you plan to watch? Did you buy the protective glasses to use while watching? <BR> <BR> Here is an article on the Eclipse 2017. <BR> <BR> <link>https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/ </link> Fri, 18 Aug 2017 06:05:19 EST AUGUST Pounds or Inches Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x67272279 For this challenge we each set our own goal. Some of us use scales. Others keep track of inches or centimeters. For this challenge you set your own goal for July and then let us know how you're doing. Check in at the end of the month or more frequently if you wish. Remember that we're the TORTOISES UNITE team so do not make a goal that is too BIG or FAST! <BR> <BR> How many pounds or inches would you like to lose in AUGUST? <BR> <BR> <em>192</em> <em>9</em> <em>192</em> <em>9</em> <em... Tue, 1 Aug 2017 06:31:00 EST Question - How to earn points for the team? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x67263790 I see many Sparkers recording their spin points, bonus points and also their points for the team and would like to join in. I've tried to look up team points on the SparkPeople message boards and have seen some instruction but has not been able to locate where to do find the option this on the website. Joining SparkAmerica did not help. Thanks in advance for any suggestions. Sun, 30 Jul 2017 20:04:25 EST Motivational Photos / Illustrations http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x67236848 How have you illustrated either your pounds lost, or the pounds you need to lose? <BR> <BR> Many years ago I stacked books up in the corner of the room, the weight of the books equaling the amount of pounds that I was trying to lose. What a stack!! I took a photo. <BR> <BR> What have you used as a motivator? Do you keep a "skinny" photo of yourself where you can see it? <BR> <BR> <em>204</em> Wed, 26 Jul 2017 08:44:36 EST What did you do on your SUMMER VACATION? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x67230094 At the end of May John and I went on an 11 day trip to Ohio to attend a conference. <BR> <BR> We will leave again on August 4th for a short road trip to Minnesota to visit my brother and his family then we will drive to Wisconsin to visit John's brother and his wife. Our total trip will only be about four days. <BR> <BR> How about you? What did you do on your SUMMER VACATION? Tue, 25 Jul 2017 07:20:55 EST Start a NEW STREAK Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x67204198 Your Challenge today is to start a new streak for yourself. You chose what it will be. Perhaps it will be concern food, exercise, tracking, or whatever you feel you are ready for. After you decide what you're going to make do for your streak, go to "Other Goals" and make it a goal. Then go to Manage your Streaks and make it a streak. Decide if you want to have it appear on your Sparkpage or not. <BR> <BR> If you are "in" for this challenge, what streak are you starting? How often? <BR> <B... Thu, 20 Jul 2017 15:08:11 EST What are your TIPS for Successful Weightloss? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x67195199 What are your TIPS for Successful weightless? What has helped you the most to lose weight? After losing weight, how do you maintain that new weight? <BR> <BR> For those who have had success in losing twenty, fifty, over a hundred pounds, how did you do it? <BR> <BR> Please share your TIPS with others. <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> Wed, 19 Jul 2017 05:55:50 EST What healthy changes were easiest for you to make? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x67159125 Walking at first but now it is more difficult because my leg swells after having broken it. <BR> I'm sleeping better (with a CPAP machine). <BR> Changing my eating has been more difficult. I am trying to drink more water and less soda though. <BR> <BR> <em>311</em> <BR> <BR> What healthy changes were easiest for you to make? <BR> Thu, 13 Jul 2017 05:00:30 EST Do you wear a PEDOMETER? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x67152435 For years I wore a pedometer but when one broke two years ago I stopped wearing one. I recently bought a new one but need to get back into the habit of putting it on. I am sitting far too much but with a pedometer I find I get up and move more. <BR> <BR> Do you wear a PEDOMETER? <BR> <BR> <em>292</em> Wed, 12 Jul 2017 04:54:14 EST Would you rather Sit or Move? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x67133534 I must admit, I would rather SIT than MOVE. I admit to sitting WAY TOO MANY hours each day. <BR> <BR> I would like to move more, but here I sit again at the computer. I should get UP and MOVE for awhile! Soon! <BR> <BR> Would you rather Sit or Move? <BR> <BR> <em>386</em> Sun, 9 Jul 2017 05:39:27 EST How to stay motivated with hot & humid weather? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15762x42796x67123931 <em>67</em> <em>259</em> Here in eastern NC we are in the HOT &amp; HUMID days of summer which can go all the way till the end of October! <em>40</em> <BR> I am trying to find ways to stay motivated in making healthy choices with foods, drinks, and activity and when to be outside and when to be inside. <BR> How do you cope with extreme summer temps? <BR> Actually this summer I am more active than in the past, due to my dogs. <em>338</em> I was told my 10 year old Akita needs to los... Fri, 7 Jul 2017 11:30:59 EST July 7 - July 13 MIX OR MATCH Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x67122077 Pick any two of the following challenges that you plan to accomplish this week. Let us know which ones you choose and then let us know when you have met the challenges! <BR> <BR> 1. Walk at least 15 minutes each of 5 days this week. <BR> 2. Eat at least 5 fruits and/or veggies each day. <BR> 3. Track all of your food at least 4 days this week. <BR> 4. Stay within your calorie range at least 3 days this week. <BR> 5. Post on the team wall every day. <BR> 6. Give a SparkGoodie and cheer on ano... Fri, 7 Jul 2017 06:52:01 EST What do you have for health equipmen t/tools? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15762x42796x67121979 I have a fitness room in the condo but it only has exercise bikes. I can not use them because of my bum knee. <BR> I do have Leslie Sansone walking dvds and also a few chair exercise dvds. <BR> I have a pedometer. <BR> <BR> How about you? What do you have for health equipment/tools? Fri, 7 Jul 2017 06:15:36 EST What Motivates You? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x67104419 Each of us are motivated to loose weight by different things: our own health, family history of disease, prevention of Disease, peer pressure, our looks, clothes that fit will or do not fit, mirrors, scales, work,traveling, desire for long life, etc. What motivates YOU? <BR> <BR> What motivates you to lose weight, to get healthier? <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Tue, 4 Jul 2017 07:45:33 EST What do you like to eat at a BBQ Picnic? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15762x42796x67104396 What do you like to eat at a BBQ Picnic? <BR> <BR> I like baked beans. <BR> <BR> What do you like to eat at a BBQ Picnic? Each one add another item. Tue, 4 Jul 2017 07:40:49 EST A-Z HEALTHY FOODS! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17882x42796x67098428 A- apple <BR> <BR> Now the next person gives a healthy food starting with the letter "B". Mon, 3 Jul 2017 07:15:34 EST Are you celebrating the JULY 4th weekend? How? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x67098377 For those of us in the U.S. we will celebrate Independence Day tomorrow. If you are celebrating, what are you doing for the day? <BR> <BR> John and I started celebrating last evening with a Patriotic concert at our church, followed by ice cream and fireworks. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow we are invited to a picnic breakfast at a park and then to a friend's home for a big July 4th bash in the afternoon and evening. <BR> <BR> How about you? Are you celebrating July 4th? How? <BR> <BR> <em>283</em>... Mon, 3 Jul 2017 07:04:12 EST Where in the WORLD do YOU live? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17882x42796x67091861 Nebraska... in the U.S.A. Sun, 2 Jul 2017 04:51:09 EST "Apple"? "Pear"? or "Avocado"? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15762x42796x67091841 Before joining SparkPeople I thought I was an "apple" but I found out that I was an "avocado" shaped person. I didn't even know there was an avocado shaped person. I used the SP "Waist-to-Hip Ratio" Calculator to find this out! Then I went to their article to find out about the Avocado shape. Here is the link to the article. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness<BR>_articles.asp?id=776 </link> <BR> <BR> Are you an "Apple"? "Pear"? or "Avocado"? Sun, 2 Jul 2017 04:29:56 EST JULY Pounds or Inches Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x67091829 For this challenge we each set our own goal. Some of us use scales. Others keep track of inches or centimeters. For this challenge you set your own goal for July and then let us know how you're doing. Check in at the end of the month or more frequently if you wish. Remember that we're the SLOWest Loser team so do not make a goal that is too BIG or FAST! <BR> <BR> For the month of July I would like to lose 3 pounds. I reset my the ticker on my page as starting from zero weight loss. At the e... Sun, 2 Jul 2017 04:24:10 EST DECORATING CONTEST! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x67080138 For those of us in the USA it is our Independence Day celebration weekend leading up to July 4th. <BR> <BR> This is a DECORATING CONTEST. Let's decorate our SparkPages up for the occasion.... If you wish to participate LET US KNOW HERE on this thread when your page is done. <BR> <BR> I will be JUDGING your page on JULY 4th and giving out SPARKGOODIES prizes for the top pages! I will announce the winners on this thread. <BR> <BR> Let's begin to decorate! <em>232</em> <em>283</em> ... Fri, 30 Jun 2017 07:07:34 EST What is your FAVORITE kind of EXERCISE? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x67080089 WALKING is my exercise of choice. <BR> <BR> <em>311</em> <em>311</em> <em>311</em> Fri, 30 Jun 2017 06:57:39 EST TEAM Goals have changed! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x67078482 Just for your information...... <BR> <BR> I checked over the team goals and adjusted them a bit. I deleted the one that was outdated, the one about the Huddle and added one about giving SparkGoodies to teammates. <BR> <BR> Just saying.... in case you want to join the new team GOAL. <BR> <BR> I did leave four of the goals the same as there are those who have ongoing streaks. I changed our overall monthly goal number for these challenges since there are not many active members of the team wh... Thu, 29 Jun 2017 21:49:48 EST Let's make a CHEF SALAD! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15762x42796x67077833 Each person adds another item to our CHEF SALAD. <BR> <BR> I'll start it off with Romain Lettuce <BR> <BR> What is one food item that you would add? <BR> <BR> <em>551</em> <em>551</em> <em>551</em> Thu, 29 Jun 2017 19:20:51 EST TORTOISES...Who is still on the TEAM? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42796x67077326 Some have been on the TORTOISES UNITE! TEAM for MANY years, like me. I helped start this team but have not been active on the team for maybe five years or more. A couple of of my threads are even still active. I have just been made a Co-Team leader again. <BR> <BR> Let's use this thread for those of us who are not new on the team, but who are still SPARKING. <BR> <BR> How is it going for you? Have you met your goals? Do you regularly come to this team? <BR> <BR> Let's us know who is still... Thu, 29 Jun 2017 16:45:35 EST IF YOU ARE NEW TO THE TEAM...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42796x67077292 <em>235</em> to the Slowest Loser's Team. Please either introduce yourself here on this thread or else start a new thread in the Introduction forum. In your introduction we would love to have you tell us why you think that YOU are the SLOWEST LOSER! Thanks. <BR> <BR> <em>134</em> <em>134</em> <em>134</em> <em>134</em> <em>134</em> Thu, 29 Jun 2017 16:37:25 EST Set Aside 15 Minutes To Declutter A Room~Daily http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15762x42796x66598755 What room and what area did you set a timer for 15 minutes did you declutter? Mon, 10 Apr 2017 20:44:55 EST Create Words From The Letters in SPRING http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15762x42796x66598717 Glow Mon, 10 Apr 2017 20:39:20 EST What seasonal signs did you see outside today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15762x42796x66598704 My purple flowers (can't remember what they are called) a few have bloomed, My rose bushes are growing leaves, trees are budding and flowering. Mon, 10 Apr 2017 20:37:17 EST Tortoise 2.5 Mile Walk http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x66598669 The Tortoise 2.5 mile walk is for those new to exercise and those that have limited mobility the challenge is to be done over 5 days. Saturday will be to do at least .5 miles. Sunday and Tuesday will be .5 miles each day. Wednesday and Friday will also be .5 miles each day. This equals up to 2.5 miles and completion of the Tortoise 2.5 mile walk!!!! Use the template below to record your mileage. <BR> <BR> This Challenge Will Begin On Saturday, April 15th! <BR> <BR> Saturday Miles: <BR> <... Mon, 10 Apr 2017 20:28:05 EST Tortoise 10K http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x66598650 The Tortoise 10K is a 6.2 mile run or walk to be done over 5 days. Saturday will be to do at least 1.2 miles. Sunday and Tuesday will be 1mile each day. Wednesday and Friday will also be 1 mile each day. This equals up to 6.2 miles and completion of the Tortoise 10K!!!! Use the template below to record your mileage. <BR> <BR> We will Begin this challenge Saturday, April 15th! <BR> <BR> Saturday Miles: <BR> <BR> Sunday Miles: <BR> <BR> Monday (Rest Day) <BR> <BR> Tuesday Miles: <BR> ... Mon, 10 Apr 2017 20:24:13 EST New or Old Members: Daily Check In, Hello!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42796x66598628 <em>213</em> Mon, 10 Apr 2017 20:19:59 EST Daily Chat for 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x66370477 I hope it is okay to begin a "Daily Chat" section for 2017 because I did not see one :-) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c9a116ac-28f0-49fb-baa0-edeaf2de3f51.jpg"> so lets gather and chat :-) Mon, 6 Mar 2017 02:50:01 EST Getting To Know Each Other http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42796x65755777 If you could go anywhere in the world where would you go? <BR> <BR> What is your favorite color? <BR> <BR> What is your favorite home cooked meal? <BR> <BR> What is your favorite grab and go meal? <BR> <BR> What is you favorite snack? <BR> <BR> If you could be any animal which one would you prefer to be and why? <BR> <BR> Are you ticklish? <BR> <BR> Which one fashion accessory do you like better than others? <BR> <BR> When did you last visit the zoo? <BR> <BR> What do you most like t... Wed, 7 Dec 2016 16:38:05 EST Did You Do Cardio or Strength Training? ....Daily http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15762x42796x65755719 I did both today Wed, 7 Dec 2016 16:22:20 EST Challenge Yourself To 30 Minutes Exercise ...Daily http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15762x42796x65755686 85 minutes Wed, 7 Dec 2016 16:12:16 EST What Exercise Did You Do? .....Daily http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x65755665 Sparkpeople workouts on Spark TV Wed, 7 Dec 2016 16:07:39 EST Post Your Exercise Minutes...Daily http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x65755658 85 minutes for me today Wed, 7 Dec 2016 16:05:44 EST I worked out this morning, how about you? :-D http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x65747026 went to the gym, I only had a short amount of time but it was just enough to get in 30 minutes on the treadmill and get super sweaty. <BR> <BR> What have you done to be active today? <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/26260aa8-451f-4924-a537-ccb6a229e4a5.jpg"> Tue, 6 Dec 2016 10:26:51 EST Fall/ Winter 5K's, 10K's Or Other Races Planned? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15762x42796x65680437 Let us know of any races you are doing! Sat, 26 Nov 2016 08:26:29 EST Health and Fitness A to Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15762x42796x65680399 Alphabetical order a word(s) related to health and fitness Sat, 26 Nov 2016 08:21:39 EST Goals For The Remainder Of 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15762x42796x65680377 What goals do you want to achieve by the end of the year? Sat, 26 Nov 2016 08:15:43 EST 20 Minutes Of Strength Training 3 X's A Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x65680352 Post your strength training minutes here Sat, 26 Nov 2016 08:09:40 EST Get In 30 Minutes Of Cardio At Least 3 X's A Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x65680332 Post your Cardio minutes here. Sat, 26 Nov 2016 08:07:07 EST End Off 2016 Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x65680278 Hello starting a new conversation thread for everyone. Sat, 26 Nov 2016 08:00:23 EST Did you get any Cardio in today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15762x42796x65680252 Post your daily cardio minutes each day. Sat, 26 Nov 2016 07:57:17 EST Game: Name any Famous Person from A-Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42796x65628158 Could be a President, Movie Star, Political Person, anyone in the Spotlight. I will start with..... <BR> <BR> A - Abraham Lincoln Thu, 17 Nov 2016 21:20:28 EST Write a Sentence Using 6 to 8 Words in It. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x65626133 I am trying to keep Positive and Motivated. Thu, 17 Nov 2016 14:32:21 EST What is your Emoticon Today? post (anything) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x65611867 <em>381</em> <em>593</em> Tue, 15 Nov 2016 14:00:27 EST What Fruit or Vegetable did You have Today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x65611838 Salad <em>551</em> Tue, 15 Nov 2016 13:58:46 EST What is your Emoticon Today? post (anything) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x65594076 <em>594</em> <em>593</em> Sat, 12 Nov 2016 20:52:24 EST New or Old Members, Daily Check In, Hello!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42796x65585027 <em>213</em> Hope everyone has a nice day and weekend. Fri, 11 Nov 2016 11:24:09 EST Did you Track today? Goals, Nutrition etc..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x65578973 <em>248</em> Thu, 10 Nov 2016 12:51:21 EST Share a Hug with Your Team Members. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42796x65572925 <em>247</em> <em>247</em> Wed, 9 Nov 2016 14:27:23 EST Weekly Challenge! (9/4 – 9/10) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x65108623 Everyone, this will be my last challenge for a while. We just moved and I started my new job this week, and I just don't have time for SP right now. I asked one of the mods for advice, but I haven't heard back, so I think this thread will be dormant for now. Unless one of you would like to take it over. <BR> <BR> Enjoy the summer. Take care of yourselves. ~ Deanna :) <BR> <BR> == <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Don't eat in front of the TV or c... Sat, 3 Sep 2016 23:10:05 EST Weekly Challenge! (8/28 – 9/3) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x65063490 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Eat a healthy breakfast every day <BR> #3 – Go for a walk <BR> #4 – Leave an encouraging note on a team member's wall <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 - Try a new type of produce this week. Or, try a new salad recipe. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will you be joining? Pleas... Sun, 28 Aug 2016 13:21:25 EST Weekly Challenge! (8/21 – 8/27) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x65017615 <BR> Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Eat at least 1 serving of whole grains <BR> #3 – Stretch for 5 minutes <BR> #4 – Try to get 8 hours of sleep <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 - Practice a random act of kindness <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will you be joining? Please share them here. Have a great wee... Sun, 21 Aug 2016 17:51:20 EST Weekly Challenge! (8/14 – 8/20) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x64968567 == <BR> <BR> Sorry about last week, everyone. With the move and everything I completely forgot about SP! <BR> <BR> == <BR> <BR> Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Eat at least 5 servings of fruits/veggies <BR> #3 – Get an extra 10 minutes of activity <BR> #4 – Give a SparkGoodie to a team member <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 - Try a new recipe this week. <BR> <BR> OTHE... Sun, 14 Aug 2016 10:51:37 EST Weekly Challenge! (7/31 – 8/6) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x64876671 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Track calories eaten each day <BR> #3 – Do 15 minutes of exercise while watching TV <BR> #4 – Read – and perhaps share - an inspirational quote each day <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 – Make a list of ten things that you like about yourself, and post it someplace conspicuous. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here... Sun, 31 Jul 2016 18:42:24 EST Weekly Challenge! (7/24 – 7/30) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x64829050 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Don't eat in front of the TV or computer <BR> #3 – Watch no more than an hour of TV each day <BR> #4 – Post a message in one of the team's discussion forums <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 – Post a blog entry. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will you be joining? Please share... Sun, 24 Jul 2016 11:06:32 EST Weekly Challenge! (7/17 – 7/23) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x64783158 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Eat a healthy breakfast every day <BR> #3 – Go for a walk <BR> #4 – Leave an encouraging note on a team member's wall <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 - Try a new type of produce this week. Or, try a new salad recipe. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will you be joining? Pleas... Sun, 17 Jul 2016 10:28:47 EST Weekly Challenge! (7/10 – 7/16) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x64735831 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Eat at least 1 serving of whole grains <BR> #3 – Stretch for 5 minutes <BR> #4 – Try to get 8 hours of sleep <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 - Practice a random act of kindness <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will you be joining? Please share them here. Have a great week, eve... Sun, 10 Jul 2016 11:04:42 EST Weekly Challenge! (7/3 – 7/9) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x64687109 <BR> Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Eat at least 5 servings of fruits/veggies <BR> #3 – Get an extra 10 minutes of activity <BR> #4 – Give a SparkGoodie to a team member <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 - Try a new recipe this week. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will you be joining? Please share them he... Sun, 3 Jul 2016 11:24:30 EST Weekly Challenge! (6/26 – 7/2) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x64635414 <BR> Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Track calories eaten each day <BR> #3 – Do 15 minutes of exercise while watching TV <BR> #4 – Read – and perhaps share - an inspirational quote each day <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 – Make a list of ten things that you like about yourself, and post it someplace conspicuous. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challeng... Sun, 26 Jun 2016 09:46:09 EST Weekly Challenge! (6/19 – 6/25) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x64587757 <BR> Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Don't eat in front of the TV or computer <BR> #3 – Watch no more than an hour of TV each day <BR> #4 – Post a message in one of the team's discussion forums <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 – Post a blog entry. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will you be joining? Please... Sun, 19 Jun 2016 11:13:51 EST Weekly Challenge! (6/12 – 6/18) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x64539791 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Eat a healthy breakfast every day <BR> #3 – Go for a walk <BR> #4 – Leave an encouraging note on a team member's wall <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 - Try a new type of produce this week. Or, try a new salad recipe. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will you be joining? Pleas... Sun, 12 Jun 2016 08:44:02 EST Weekly Challenge! (6/5 – 6/11) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x64493097 <BR> Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Eat at least 1 serving of whole grains <BR> #3 – Stretch for 5 minutes <BR> #4 – Try to get 8 hours of sleep <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 - Practice a random act of kindness <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will you be joining? Please share them here. Have a great wee... Sun, 5 Jun 2016 11:13:20 EST Weekly Challenge! (5/29 – 6/4) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x64443386 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Eat at least 5 servings of fruits/veggies <BR> #3 – Get an extra 10 minutes of activity <BR> #4 – Give a SparkGoodie to a team member <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 - Try a new recipe this week. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will you be joining? Please share them here. Ha... Sun, 29 May 2016 11:13:05 EST Weekly Challenge! (5/22 – 5/28) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x64396093 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Track calories eaten each day <BR> #3 – Do 15 minutes of exercise while watching TV <BR> #4 – Read – and perhaps share - an inspirational quote each day <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 – Make a list of ten things that you like about yourself, and post it someplace conspicuous. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here... Sun, 22 May 2016 09:52:09 EST Weekly Challenge! (5/15 – 5/21) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x64348100 <BR> Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Don't eat in front of the TV or computer <BR> #3 – Watch no more than an hour of TV each day <BR> #4 – Post a message in one of the team's discussion forums <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 – Post a blog entry. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will you be joining? Please... Sun, 15 May 2016 11:29:22 EST Weekly Challenge! (5/8 – 5/14) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x64299762 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Eat a healthy breakfast every day <BR> #3 – Go for a walk <BR> #4 – Leave an encouraging note on a team member's wall <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 - Try a new type of produce this week. Or, try a new salad recipe. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will you be joining? Pleas... Sun, 8 May 2016 11:38:16 EST Weekly Challenge! (5/1 – 5/7) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x64249032 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Eat at least 1 serving of whole grains <BR> #3 – Stretch for 5 minutes <BR> #4 – Try to get 8 hours of sleep <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 - Practice a random act of kindness <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will you be joining? Please share them here. Have a great week, eve... Sun, 1 May 2016 13:59:09 EST Weekly Challenge! (4/24 - 4/30) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x64197888 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Eat at least 5 servings of fruits/veggies <BR> #3 – Get an extra 10 minutes of activity <BR> #4 – Give a SparkGoodie to a team member <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 - Try a new recipe this week. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will you be joining? Please share them here. Ha... Sun, 24 Apr 2016 09:56:37 EST Weekly Challenge! (4/17 – 4/24) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x64147080 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Track calories eaten each day <BR> #3 – Do 15 minutes of exercise while watching TV <BR> #4 – Read – and perhaps share - an inspirational quote each day <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 – Make a list of ten things that you like about yourself, and post it someplace conspicuous. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here... Sun, 17 Apr 2016 11:15:51 EST Weekly Challenge! (4/10 – 4/16) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x64096084 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Don't eat in front of the TV or computer <BR> #3 – Watch no more than an hour of TV each day <BR> #4 – Post a message in one of the team's discussion forums <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 – Post a blog entry. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will you be joining? Please share... Sun, 10 Apr 2016 13:26:51 EST Weekly Challenge! (4/3 – 4/9) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x64042121 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Eat a healthy breakfast every day <BR> #3 – Go for a walk <BR> #4 – Leave an encouraging note on a team member's wall <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 - Try a new type of produce this week. Or, try a new salad recipe. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will you be joining? Pleas... Sun, 3 Apr 2016 13:26:54 EST Weekly Challenge! (3/27 – 4/2) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x63986910 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Track calories eaten each day <BR> #3 – Do 15 minutes of exercise while watching TV <BR> #4 – Read – and perhaps share - an inspirational quote each day <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 – Make a list of ten things that you like about yourself, and post it someplace conspicuous. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here... Sun, 27 Mar 2016 12:20:40 EST Weekly Challenge! (3/20 – 3/26) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x63934672 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Don't eat in front of the TV or computer <BR> #3 – Watch no more than an hour of TV each day <BR> #4 – Post a message in one of the team's discussion forums <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 – Post a blog entry. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will you be joining? Please share... Sun, 20 Mar 2016 11:33:39 EST Weekly Challenge! (3/13 – 3/19) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x63883792 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Eat a healthy breakfast every day <BR> #3 – Go for a walk <BR> #4 – Leave an encouraging note on a team member's wall <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 - Try a new type of produce this week. Or, try a new salad recipe. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will you be joining? Pleas... Sun, 13 Mar 2016 11:21:58 EST Weekly Challenge! (3/6 – 3/12) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x63831802 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Eat at least 1 serving of whole grains <BR> #3 – Stretch for 5 minutes <BR> #4 – Try to get 8 hours of sleep <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 - Practice a random act of kindness <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will you be joining? Please share them here. Have a great week, eve... Sun, 6 Mar 2016 10:32:00 EST Weekly Challenge! (2/28 – 3/5) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x63776925 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Eat at least 5 servings of fruits/veggies <BR> #3 – Get an extra 10 minutes of activity <BR> #4 – Give a SparkGoodie to a team member <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 - Try a new recipe this week. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will you be joining? Please share them here. Ha... Sun, 28 Feb 2016 11:11:52 EST Weekly Challenge! (2/21 – 2/27) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x63723734 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Track calories eaten each day <BR> #3 – Do 15 minutes of exercise while watching TV <BR> #4 – Read – and perhaps share - an inspirational quote each day <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 – Make a list of ten things that you like about yourself, and post it someplace conspicuous. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here... Sun, 21 Feb 2016 11:13:57 EST Weekly Challenge! (2/14 – 2/20) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x63671991 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Don't eat in front of the TV or computer <BR> #3 – Watch no more than an hour of TV each day <BR> #4 – Post a message in one of the team's discussion forums <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 – Post a blog entry. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will you be joining? Please share... Sun, 14 Feb 2016 12:43:07 EST Weekly Challenge! (2/7 – 2/13) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x63618884 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Eat a healthy breakfast every day <BR> #3 – Go for a walk <BR> #4 – Leave an encouraging note on a team member's wall <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 - Try a new type of produce this week. Or, try a new salad recipe. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will you be joining? Pleas... Sun, 7 Feb 2016 11:22:24 EST Weekly Challenge! (1/31 – 2/6) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x63562277 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Eat at least 1 serving of whole grains <BR> #3 – Stretch for 5 minutes <BR> #4 – Try to get 8 hours of sleep <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 - Practice a random act of kindness <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will you be joining? Please share them here. Have a great week, eve... Sun, 31 Jan 2016 13:05:14 EST Weekly Challenge! (1/24 – 1/30) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x63505886 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Eat at least 5 servings of fruits/veggies <BR> #3 – Get an extra 10 minutes of activity <BR> #4 – Give a SparkGoodie to a team member <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 - Try a new recipe this week. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will you be joining? Please share them here. Ha... Sun, 24 Jan 2016 12:54:41 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42796x63452948 Hi my name is Amy. I've been on SP on and off for about 4 years now. I'm a wife, mom of two and a full-time RN. I'm looking to lose at least 25 lbs, although I'm hoping for more. I lost 21 lbs back in 2012, but I put it back on and more. <BR> <BR> I work midnights so with my crazy schedule I struggle to find the motivation to get moving. I'd appreciate any help and tips anyone might have. I'll help you as well. Sun, 17 Jan 2016 23:29:54 EST Weekly Challenge! (1/17 – 1/23) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x63447978 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Track calories eaten each day <BR> #3 – Do 15 minutes of exercise while watching TV <BR> #4 – Read – and perhaps share - an inspirational quote each day <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 – Make a list of ten things that you like about yourself, and post it someplace conspicuous. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here... Sun, 17 Jan 2016 11:51:32 EST i'm jen http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42796x63407438 i've been a member of SparkPeople for some years now. 2015 found me weighing in at my highest weight ever. Enter 2016 and the resolve to make some changes to be a healthier me! <BR> <BR> i'm married to my junior high school sweetheart - some 40 years now. (It's a little sobering to realize that we've been together some 50 years. Where does the time go?) We have four wonderful children, all grown and married, who have given me eight amazing grandchildren. <BR> <BR> i'm blessed with ... Tue, 12 Jan 2016 10:35:44 EST Weekly Challenge! (1/10 – 1/16) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x63390633 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Don't eat in front of the TV or computer <BR> #3 – Watch no more than an hour of TV each day <BR> #4 – Post a message in one of the team's discussion forums <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 – Post a blog entry. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will you be joining? Please share... Sun, 10 Jan 2016 11:54:33 EST Weekly Challenge! (1/3 – 1/9) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x63328186 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Eat a healthy breakfast every day <BR> #3 – Go for a walk <BR> #4 – Leave an encouraging note on a team member's wall <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 - Try a new type of produce this week. Or, try a new salad recipe. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will you be joining? Pleas... Sun, 3 Jan 2016 12:09:46 EST State & Own a Goal you've set for 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15762x42796x63311873 <em>249</em> So we are now starting a brand new year, 2016. I thought it was time to state and own to our goals we can set with a SMART approach. Please state a goal with a time line you've set for yourself this new year. It can be concerning eating, exercise, sleep, stress, social/charity work, financial. It would be wonderful if you would check in regularly with an update on how you are doing with your goal. If you need morale support give a shout out and I hope team members who are check... Fri, 1 Jan 2016 15:06:55 EST Huddle http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x63311858 I noticed we have a group goal of something called huddle. What is that? Where is that? Thanks Fri, 1 Jan 2016 15:05:10 EST Weekly Challenge! (12/27 – 1/2) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x63272056 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Eat a healthy breakfast every day <BR> #3 – Go for a walk <BR> #4 – Leave an encouraging note on a team member's wall <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 – Make a list of 5 attainable goals for the new year and either blog about them or post them where you will see them <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> ... Sun, 27 Dec 2015 11:14:23 EST Weekly Challenge! (12/20 – 12/26) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x63229709 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Don't eat in front of the TV or computer <BR> #3 – Watch no more than an hour of TV each day <BR> #4 – Post a message in one of the team's discussion forums <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 – Be extra careful about portioning and tracking <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will... Sun, 20 Dec 2015 11:23:59 EST Weekly Challenge! (12/13 – 12/19) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x63181816 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Eat at least 1 serving of whole grains <BR> #3 – Stretch for 5 minutes <BR> #4 – Try to get 8 hours of sleep <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 - Practice a random act of kindness <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will you be joining? Please share them here. Have a great week, eve... Sun, 13 Dec 2015 10:00:10 EST Weekly Challenge! (12/6 – 12/12) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x63134325 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Eat at least 5 servings of fruits/veggies <BR> #3 – Get an extra 10 minutes of activity <BR> #4 – Give a SparkGoodie to a team member <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 - Try a new recipe this week. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will you be joining? Please share them here. Ha... Sun, 6 Dec 2015 11:38:52 EST Weekly Challenge! (11/29 – 12/5) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x63083829 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Track calories eaten each day <BR> #3 – Do 15 minutes of exercise while watching TV <BR> #4 – Read – and perhaps share - an inspirational quote each day <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 – Make a list of ten things that you like about yourself, and post it someplace conspicuous. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here... Sun, 29 Nov 2015 13:08:08 EST Weekly Challenge! (11/22 – 11/28) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x63036516 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Don't eat in front of the TV or computer <BR> #3 – Watch no more than an hour of TV each day <BR> #4 – Post a message in one of the team's discussion forums <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 – Post a blog entry. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will you be joining? Please share... Sun, 22 Nov 2015 12:08:21 EST Weekly Challenge! (11/15 – 11/21) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x62984900 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Eat a healthy breakfast every day <BR> #3 – Go for a walk <BR> #4 – Leave an encouraging note on a team member's wall <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 - Try a new type of produce this week. Or, try a new salad recipe. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will you be joining? Pleas... Sun, 15 Nov 2015 10:21:26 EST A Q for the ladies...hairy situation... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x62981616 Hey howdy there, <BR> <BR> I really need some advice on facial hair (yeah, that thing we as a gender don't have according to the outside world). I have tried so hard to get rid of it and hide it and it won't stop growing. The problem is my hair is thick and dark under my chin and lips, and under my chin it grows in funky ways. it looks like I'm a teenage boy who's not quite at the point they can shave yet but has stubble. <BR> <BR> Its disgusting and the one thing I want to change MORE than... Sat, 14 Nov 2015 20:47:31 EST Weekly Challenge! (11/8 – 11/14) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x62933413 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Eat at least 1 serving of whole grains <BR> #3 – Stretch for 5 minutes <BR> #4 – Try to get 8 hours of sleep <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 - Practice a random act of kindness <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will you be joining? Please share them here. Have a great week, eve... Sun, 8 Nov 2015 11:37:33 EST Weekly Challenge! (11/1 – 11/7) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x62875661 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Eat at least 5 servings of fruits/veggies <BR> #3 – Get an extra 10 minutes of activity <BR> #4 – Give a SparkGoodie to a team member <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 - Try a new recipe this week. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will you be joining? Please share them here. Ha... Sun, 1 Nov 2015 08:25:23 EST Weekly Challenge! (10/25 – 10/31) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x62823950 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Track calories eaten each day <BR> #3 – Do 15 minutes of exercise while watching TV <BR> #4 – Read – and perhaps share - an inspirational quote each day <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 – Make a list of ten things that you like about yourself, and post it someplace conspicuous. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here... Sun, 25 Oct 2015 11:22:28 EST Weekly Challenge! (10/18 – 10/24) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x62769525 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Don't eat in front of the TV or computer <BR> #3 – Watch no more than an hour of TV each day <BR> #4 – Post a message in one of the team's discussion forums <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 – Post a blog entry. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will you be joining? Please share... Sun, 18 Oct 2015 11:38:07 EST Weekly Challenge! (10/11 – 10/17) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x62715891 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Eat a healthy breakfast every day <BR> #3 – Go for a walk <BR> #4 – Leave an encouraging note on a team member's wall <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 - Try a new type of produce this week. Or, try a new salad recipe. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will you be joining? Pleas... Sun, 11 Oct 2015 11:46:06 EST Weekly Challenge! (10/4 – 10/10) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x62658953 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Eat at least 1 serving of whole grains <BR> #3 – Stretch for 5 minutes <BR> #4 – Try to get 8 hours of sleep <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 - Practice a random act of kindness <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will you be joining? Please share them here. Have a great week, eve... Sun, 4 Oct 2015 11:26:19 EST Weekly Challenge! (9/27 – 10/3) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x62599980 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Eat at least 5 servings of fruits/veggies <BR> #3 – Get an extra 10 minutes of activity <BR> #4 – Give a SparkGoodie to a team member <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 - Try a new recipe this week. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will you be joining? Please share them here. Ha... Sun, 27 Sep 2015 10:48:55 EST Weekly Challenge! (9/20 – 9/26) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x62543569 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Track calories eaten each day <BR> #3 – Do 15 minutes of exercise while watching TV <BR> #4 – Read – and perhaps share - an inspirational quote each day <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 – Make a list of ten things that you like about yourself, and post it someplace conspicuous. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here... Sun, 20 Sep 2015 11:12:47 EST question for acid-reflux peoples. ..newbie help. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x62505375 Hey howdy. went to get my migraine and other issues checked out (I hoped my stomach probs weren't related, but the fact that all this stuff was piling up recently with severe headaches that finally went to migraine freaked me out). turns out my inner researcher just lumped it all together. intermittent migraines with a low level of acid reflux. I'm gonna be taking nexium for the next month to regulate my acid and calm it down. <BR> <BR> But in the meantime, I need to get to eating low-acid ... Tue, 15 Sep 2015 11:10:59 EST Weekly Challenge! (9/13 – 9/19) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x62488980 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Don't eat in front of the TV or computer <BR> #3 – Watch no more than an hour of TV each day <BR> #4 – Post a message in one of the team's discussion forums <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 – Post a blog entry. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will you be joining? Please share... Sun, 13 Sep 2015 11:22:38 EST Weekly Challenge! (9/6 – 9/12) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x62434457 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Eat a healthy breakfast every day <BR> #3 – Go for a walk <BR> #4 – Leave an encouraging note on a team member's wall <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 - Try a new type of produce this week. Or, try a new salad recipe. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will you be joining? Pleas... Sun, 6 Sep 2015 10:44:44 EST New Tortoise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42796x62394549 I'm new to this team. I've been away from Spark People for awhile and I need help getting back into the swing of things (ie: checking in, starting and finishing challenges, becoming more active in the group, tracking, etc.). Help! Tue, 1 Sep 2015 11:25:49 EST Weekly Challenge! (8/30 – 9/5) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x62376836 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Eat at least 1 serving of whole grains <BR> #3 – Stretch for 5 minutes <BR> #4 – Try to get 8 hours of sleep <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 - Practice a random act of kindness <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will you be joining? Please share them here. Have a great week, eve... Sun, 30 Aug 2015 11:56:20 EST Weekly Challenge! (8/23 – 8/29) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x62322087 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Eat at least 5 servings of fruits/veggies <BR> #3 – Get an extra 10 minutes of activity <BR> #4 – Give a SparkGoodie to a team member <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 - Try a new recipe this week. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will you be joining? Please share them here. Ha... Sun, 23 Aug 2015 11:42:05 EST Weekly Challenge! (8/16 – 8/22) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x62267414 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Track calories eaten each day <BR> #3 – Do 15 minutes of exercise while watching TV <BR> #4 – Read – and perhaps share - an inspirational quote each day <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 – Make a list of ten things that you like about yourself, and post it someplace conspicuous. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here... Sun, 16 Aug 2015 10:50:49 EST Weekly Challenge! (8/9 – 8/15) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x62212255 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Don't eat in front of the TV or computer <BR> #3 – Watch no more than an hour of TV each day <BR> #4 – Post a message in one of the team's discussion forums <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 – Post a blog entry. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will you be joining? Please share... Sun, 9 Aug 2015 10:52:20 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42796x62186162 My name is Kim. I have been dieting for almost all my life and haven't been very successful. I am trying a fresh start and hoping to develop some good habits before it is too late. Wed, 5 Aug 2015 21:57:19 EST Weekly Challenge! (8/2 – 8/8) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x62156039 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Eat a healthy breakfast every day <BR> #3 – Go for a walk <BR> #4 – Leave an encouraging note on a team member's wall <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 - Try a new type of produce this week. Or, try a new salad recipe. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will you be joining? Pleas... Sun, 2 Aug 2015 10:11:22 EST Weekly Challenge! (7/26 – 8/1) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x62101089 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Eat at least 1 serving of whole grains <BR> #3 – Stretch for 5 minutes <BR> #4 – Try to get 8 hours of sleep <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 - Practice a random act of kindness <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will you be joining? Please share them here. Have a great week, eve... Sun, 26 Jul 2015 11:04:07 EST Hello I am new to message board....my name is Juli http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42796x62062011 Wow this is a wonderful journey that we are on. Thank you all for sharing... Tue, 21 Jul 2015 09:50:52 EST Weekly Challenge! (7/19 – 7/25) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x62045717 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Eat at least 5 servings of fruits/veggies <BR> #3 – Get an extra 10 minutes of activity <BR> #4 – Give a SparkGoodie to a team member <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 - Try a new recipe this week. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will you be joining? Please share them here. Ha... Sun, 19 Jul 2015 10:05:19 EST Weekly Challenge! (7/12 – 7/18) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x61991938 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Track calories eaten each day <BR> #3 – Do 15 minutes of exercise while watching TV <BR> #4 – Read – and perhaps share - an inspirational quote each day <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 – Make a list of ten things that you like about yourself, and post it someplace conspicuous. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here... Sun, 12 Jul 2015 14:07:52 EST Weekly Challenge! (7/5 – 7/11) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x61932133 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Don't eat in front of the TV or computer <BR> #3 – Watch no more than an hour of TV each day <BR> #4 – Post a message in one of the team's discussion forums <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 – Post a blog entry. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will you be joining? Please share... Sun, 5 Jul 2015 12:17:56 EST Weekly Challenge! (6/28 – 7/4) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x61870560 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Eat a healthy breakfast every day <BR> #3 – Go for a walk <BR> #4 – Leave an encouraging note on a team member's wall <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 - Try a new type of produce this week. Or, try a new salad recipe. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will you be joining? Pleas... Sun, 28 Jun 2015 10:08:12 EST Weekly Challenge! (6/21 – 6/27) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x61814142 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Eat at least 1 serving of whole grains <BR> #3 – Stretch for 5 minutes <BR> #4 – Try to get 8 hours of sleep <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 - Practice a random act of kindness <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will you be joining? Please share them here. Have a great week, eve... Sun, 21 Jun 2015 12:30:05 EST One day at a time for now.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42796x61795837 Hi, <BR> I've been a member of SP since 2013, but have been having trouble sticking to a goal long enough to really make a difference. And so...have been a reluctant participant in seriously losing weight. Taking it one day at a time for now.... Fri, 19 Jun 2015 00:35:38 EST Weekly Challenge! (6/14 – 6/20) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x61756435 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Eat at least 5 servings of fruits/veggies <BR> #3 – Get an extra 10 minutes of activity <BR> #4 – Give a SparkGoodie to a team member <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 - Try a new recipe this week. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will you be joining? Please share them here. Ha... Sun, 14 Jun 2015 10:44:30 EST Weekly Challenge! (6/7 – 6/13) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x61696749 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Track calories eaten each day <BR> #3 – Do 15 minutes of exercise while watching TV <BR> #4 – Read – and perhaps share - an inspirational quote each day <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 – Make a list of ten things that you like about yourself, and post it someplace conspicuous. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here... Sun, 7 Jun 2015 10:05:55 EST New..just dropping in to say hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42796x61679737 Hello everyone!! My name is Deborah, I am 51--wife, mother, and grandmother. I've been diagnosed with Bi-polar 1 for just over 3 years now...just this year PTSD was added...I also have diabetes type 2, hypertension, sleep apnea, severe depression and anxiety. My doctors call me a walking time-bomb...any episode could put me in the hospital or worse. I spend most of my day at home on the laptop playing FB games and working a FB wrestling group I co-own with my best friend. I enjoy spending... Fri, 5 Jun 2015 08:14:48 EST Weekly Challenge! (5/31 – 6/6) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x61633821 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Don't eat in front of the TV or computer <BR> #3 – Watch no more than an hour of TV each day <BR> #4 – Post a message in one of the team's discussion forums <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 – Post a blog entry. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will you be joining? Please share... Sun, 31 May 2015 10:35:41 EST Weekly Challenge! (5/24 – 5/30) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x61572929 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Eat a healthy breakfast every day <BR> #3 – Go for a walk <BR> #4 – Leave an encouraging note on a team member's wall <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 - Try a new type of produce this week. Or, try a new salad recipe. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will you be joining? Pleas... Sun, 24 May 2015 10:06:39 EST Weekly Challenge! (5/17 – 5/23) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x61511355 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Eat at least 1 serving of whole grains <BR> #3 – Stretch for 5 minutes <BR> #4 – Try to get 8 hours of sleep <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 - Practice a random act of kindness <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will you be joining? Please share them here. Have a great week, eve... Sun, 17 May 2015 10:15:23 EST Weekly Challenge! (5/10 – 5/16) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x61450830 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Eat at least 5 servings of fruits/veggies <BR> #3 – Get an extra 10 minutes of activity <BR> #4 – Give a SparkGoodie to a team member <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 - Try a new recipe this week. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will you be joining? Please share them here. Ha... Sun, 10 May 2015 11:08:41 EST Weekly Challenge! (5/3 – 5/9) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x61389269 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Track calories eaten each day <BR> #3 – Do 15 minutes of exercise while watching TV <BR> #4 – Read – and perhaps share - an inspirational quote each day <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 – Make a list of ten things that you like about yourself, and post it someplace conspicuous. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here... Sun, 3 May 2015 11:51:30 EST Weekly Challenge! (4/26 – 5/2) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x61325765 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Don't eat in front of the TV or computer <BR> #3 – Watch no more than an hour of TV each day <BR> #4 – Post a message in one of the team's discussion forums <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 – Post a blog entry. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will you be joining? Please share... Sun, 26 Apr 2015 12:09:31 EST Weekly Challenge! (4/19 – 4/25) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x61262190 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Eat a healthy breakfast every day <BR> #3 – Go for a walk <BR> #4 – Leave an encouraging note on a team member's wall <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 - Try a new type of produce this week. Or, try a new salad recipe. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will you be joining? Pleas... Sun, 19 Apr 2015 10:37:12 EST Weekly Challenge! (4/12 – 4/18) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x61198057 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Eat at least 1 serving of whole grains <BR> #3 – Stretch for 5 minutes <BR> #4 – Try to get 8 hours of sleep <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 - Practice a random act of kindness <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will you be joining? Please share them here. Have a great week, eve... Sun, 12 Apr 2015 11:58:50 EST Weekly Challenge! (4/5 – 4/11) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x61132093 <BR> Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Eat at least 5 servings of fruits/veggies <BR> #3 – Get an extra 10 minutes of activity <BR> #4 – Give a SparkGoodie to a team member <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 - Try a new recipe this week. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will you be joining? Please share them he... Sun, 5 Apr 2015 10:57:28 EST Weekly Challenge! (3/29 – 4/4) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x61066368 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Track calories eaten each day <BR> #3 – Do 15 minutes of exercise while watching TV <BR> #4 – Read – and perhaps share - an inspirational quote each day <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 – Make a list of ten things that you like about yourself, and post it someplace conspicuous. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here... Sun, 29 Mar 2015 13:39:32 EST Weekly Challenge! (3/22 – 3/28) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x61000599 <em>27</em> <em>87</em> <BR> Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Don't eat in front of the TV or computer <BR> #3 – Watch no more than an hour of TV each day <BR> #4 – Post a message in one of the team's discussion forums <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 – Post a blog entry. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goal... Sun, 22 Mar 2015 11:05:38 EST Weekly Challenge! (3/15 – 3/21) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x60936803 <em>137</em> <em>137</em> <em>137</em> <em>137</em> <em>137</em> <em>137</em> <em>137</em> <em>137</em> <BR> Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Eat a healthy breakfast every day <BR> #3 – Go for a walk <BR> #4 – Leave an encouraging note on a team member's wall <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 - Try a new type of produce this week. Or, try a new salad recipe.... Sun, 15 Mar 2015 11:30:41 EST Weekly Challenge! (3/8 – 3/14) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x60870882 <em>128</em> <em>56</em> <em>12</em> <BR> <BR> Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Eat at least 1 serving of whole grains <BR> #3 – Stretch for 5 minutes <BR> #4 – Try to get 8 hours of sleep <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 - Practice a random act of kindness <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will you b... Sun, 8 Mar 2015 10:56:27 EST Anyone tried or using Spark Coach? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15762x42796x60816429 <em>38</em> Here is a question. I have hit a definite slump in my weight loss journey to the point of beyond frustration and actually considering FDA approved meds. which I was told are super costly. I honestly don't want to lose weight by popping pills and dealing with bad consequences in the future due to side effects. <BR> <BR> I am considering trying Spark Coach along with using the site. I've been a member since 2010 and my weight has bumped back up to my original starting weight if n... Mon, 2 Mar 2015 17:21:17 EST Weekly Challenge! (3/1 – 3/7) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x60801939 <em>137</em> <em>137</em> <em>137</em> <em>137</em> <BR> <BR> Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Eat at least 5 servings of fruits/veggies <BR> #3 – Get an extra 10 minutes of activity <BR> #4 – Give a SparkGoodie to a team member <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 - Try a new recipe this week. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> ... Sun, 1 Mar 2015 11:29:35 EST Weekly Challenge! (2/22 – 2/28) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x60730354 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Track calories eaten each day <BR> #3 – Do 15 minutes of exercise while watching TV <BR> #4 – Read – and perhaps share - an inspirational quote each day <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 – Make a list of ten things that you like about yourself, and post it someplace conspicuous. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here... Sun, 22 Feb 2015 00:20:07 EST Weekly Challenge! (2/15 – 2/21) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x60664460 Keep moving, Tortoises! Woo hoo! :) <BR> <BR> <em>306</em> <BR> <BR> Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Don't eat in front of the TV or computer <BR> #3 – Watch no more than an hour of TV each day <BR> #4 – Post a message in one of the team's discussion forums <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 – Post a blog entry. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challen... Sun, 15 Feb 2015 09:45:18 EST Weekly Challenge! (2/8 – 2/14) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x60597692 <em>26</em> <em>212</em> <em>247</em> <em>129</em> <BR> <BR> Happy (almost) Valentine's Day, everyone! :) <BR> <BR> <em>26</em> <em>212</em> <em>247</em> <em>129</em> <BR> <BR> Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Eat a healthy breakfast every day <BR> #3 – Go for a walk <BR> #4 – Leave an encouraging note on a team member's wall <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALL... Sun, 8 Feb 2015 11:28:21 EST Weekly Challenge! (2/1 – 2/7) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x60527170 Happy February! :) <BR> <BR> <em>27</em> <em>425</em> <em>27</em> <em>425</em> <BR> <BR> Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Eat at least 1 serving of whole grains <BR> #3 – Stretch for 5 minutes <BR> #4 – Try to get 8 hours of sleep <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 - Practice a random act of kindness <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge ... Sun, 1 Feb 2015 15:00:26 EST Hi there, my name is Shannen and I love turtles. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42796x60523967 My doctor first told me about "being the turtle". He said that I should lose weight slowly but steadily like the turtle moves. Ever since, I have been collecting turtles (not live ones). I am also a vegan. I live in Wisconsin, am married and have a 9 year old daughter. I love to paper craft. I hope to lose 100lbs. <BR> Sun, 1 Feb 2015 09:40:45 EST Weekly Challenge! (1/25 – 1/31) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x60450117 <em>128</em> <em>12</em> <em>128</em> <em>12</em> <em>128</em> <em>12</em> <BR> It’s almost the end of the month – wow, time flies! <BR> <BR> === <BR> <BR> Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Eat at least 5 servings of fruits/veggies <BR> #3 – Get an extra 10 minutes of activity <BR> #4 – Give a SparkGoodie to a team member <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> ... Sun, 25 Jan 2015 11:02:24 EST Weekly Challenge! (1/18 -1/24) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x60372711 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Track calories eaten each day <BR> #3 – Do 15 minutes of exercise while watching TV <BR> #4 – Read – and perhaps share - an inspirational quote each day <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 – Make a list of ten things that you like about yourself, and post it someplace conspicuous. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here... Sun, 18 Jan 2015 11:34:17 EST Team Bonus Spin http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x60353404 <BR> not really sure what that is so if someone can clarify, I'd appreciate it. as a guess, I'm supposing that means that if I got 7 points on the earned Daily Bonus Spin, I could donate them to the team? <BR> <BR> also, if that is the case, what does the team use them for? <BR> <BR> thanks, Marie Fri, 16 Jan 2015 13:57:12 EST Going numb during exercise... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15762x42796x60322951 I am just getting back into exercise and ended up on the elliptical for the first time in a while. there were some intervals involved (slight, since I tried an easier setting to ease back into routine). Well, about 15-20 minutes into it, I started to feel a bit of tingling in my hands, which didn't go away even after I moved my hands from the moving bars to the stationary hand grips. I wasn't going particularly hard and don't recall my hands ever go numb during exercise before. <BR> <BR> Now... Tue, 13 Jan 2015 20:59:22 EST Weekly Challenge! (1/11 – 1/17) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x60293074 Is it freezing cold where you are? LOL. :) <BR> <BR> <em>425</em> <em>27</em> <em>425</em> <em>27</em> <em>425</em> <em>27</em> <em>425</em> <em>27</em> <em>425</em> <em>27</em> <BR> <BR> Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Don't eat in front of the TV or computer <BR> #3 – Watch no more than an hour of TV each day <BR> #4 – Post a mess... Sun, 11 Jan 2015 11:55:10 EST Weekly Challenge! (1/4 – 1/10) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x60209341 We've hopped into 2015! <em>201</em> <BR> <BR> Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Eat a healthy breakfast every day <BR> #3 – Go for a walk <BR> #4 – Leave an encouraging note on a team member's wall <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 - Try a new type of produce this week. Or, try a new salad recipe. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR>... Sun, 4 Jan 2015 11:54:54 EST My day--when's a good time to strength train? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15762x42796x60184156 Hey howdy <BR> <BR> As I post this I'm about to finish bundling up and head off to work. I work as a custodian for the state park and battleship in this area and this is my day. I'm just not sure of the best time to do strength training (with dumbbells, primarily) <BR> <BR> up at 6 am <BR> 6-7am--getting ready and packed <BR> 7-8--grab a mcmuffin and coffee, drive to work <BR> 8am-11am--work in the park: cleaning bathrooms, picking up litter, taking out trash, cleaning H.Q. on some morning... Fri, 2 Jan 2015 07:44:52 EST 2015 pounds to lose in 2015--Join in & read 1st! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x60184002 Hey howdy and welcome <BR> <BR> This is a basic group contribution challenge that just needs your weight loss efforts and some elementary math skills. We start at 2015, and when each person loses a little weight, they subtract their loss from the group's current total and put the new total down (please check the math, though). <BR> <BR> We're focusing on the positive and counting losses, so if you've gained, DON'T ADD the weight, just focus on the losses. Just put in whatever you lost sinc... Fri, 2 Jan 2015 07:24:07 EST 2015 Team Chat Thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x60168750 I hope everyone has a happy and healthy new year! Wed, 31 Dec 2014 17:53:09 EST Weekly Challenge! (12/28 – 1/3/15) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x60136129 <em>410</em> <em>410</em> <em>410</em> <em>410</em> <em>410</em> <em>410</em> <BR> <BR> Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Eat a healthy breakfast every day <BR> #3 – Go for a walk <BR> #4 – Leave an encouraging note on a team member's wall <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 – Make a list of 5 attainable goals for the new year and either blog about them or post th... Sun, 28 Dec 2014 11:42:44 EST New Member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42796x60134004 Hello from Dickson Co, TN! My name is Linda, and I am almost 42 years old. While not at my heaviest weight, it's a lot closer than I want. I'm like a lot of you (I think)-too many years of putting myself last has taken its' toll. I love the idea of a group focused on slow, steady weight loss. I look forward to getting to know you, to have you inspire me and hopefully me inspire you. Sun, 28 Dec 2014 07:28:23 EST Weekly Challenge! (12/21 – 12/27) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x60082576 <em>443</em> <em>444</em> <em>425</em> <BR> <BR> Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Don't eat in front of the TV or computer <BR> #3 – Watch no more than an hour of TV each day <BR> #4 – Post a message in one of the team's discussion forums <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 – Be extra careful about portioning and tracking <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add y... Sun, 21 Dec 2014 11:40:18 EST Weekly Challenge! (12/14 – 12/20) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x60021341 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Eat at least 1 serving of whole grains <BR> #3 – Stretch for 5 minutes <BR> #4 – Try to get 8 hours of sleep <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 - Practice a random act of kindness <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will you be joining? Please share them here. Have a great week, eve... Sun, 14 Dec 2014 11:14:46 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42796x60013366 Hi everyone I am new here. I have a massive amount of weight to lose so i'm aiming at 50 lbs. per time as a goal. I have struggled with staying commited to any program and came across sparkpeople while doing an internet search. I'm hoping to meet fun, supportive people who have the same goals as myself. So far i'm liking the website however i'm sure i'm not understanding the entire thing and all the benefits it has to offer so any suggestions and tips would be appreciated ! Sat, 13 Dec 2014 10:53:56 EST Weekly Challenge! (12/7 – 12/13) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x59963952 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Eat at least 5 servings of fruits/veggies <BR> #3 – Get an extra 10 minutes of activity <BR> #4 – Give a SparkGoodie to a team member <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 - Try a new recipe this week. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will you be joining? Please share them here. Ha... Sun, 7 Dec 2014 22:01:03 EST Weekly Challenge! (11/30 – 12/6) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x59895938 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Track calories eaten each day <BR> #3 – Do 15 minutes of exercise while watching TV <BR> #4 – Read – and perhaps share - an inspirational quote each day <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 – Make a list of ten things that you like about yourself, and post it someplace conspicuous. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here... Sun, 30 Nov 2014 12:46:39 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42796x59891922 I just wanted to quickly introduce myself :) My name is Michelle and I am from Canada, I am not new to spark but have decided to start over again and re give it a go. In the past I have joined teams and stayed pretty quiet not really getting active on the message boards and this time through i'm hoping to change that. Its super easy to just walk away from spark when your quietly in the backround unnoticed but if I actually get to know people who can help keep me accountable I won't be able to... Sat, 29 Nov 2014 23:22:51 EST spark points? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x59841161 Why should I try to increase my sparks points? Sun, 23 Nov 2014 16:49:47 EST Weekly Challenge! (11/23 – 11/29) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x59838986 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Don't eat in front of the TV or computer <BR> #3 – Watch no more than an hour of TV each day <BR> #4 – Post a message in one of the team's discussion forums <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 – Be extra careful about portioning and tracking <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will... Sun, 23 Nov 2014 11:30:38 EST Weekly Challenge! (11/16 – 11/22) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x59775228 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Don't eat in front of the TV or computer <BR> #3 – Watch no more than an hour of TV each day <BR> #4 – Post a message in one of the team's discussion forums <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 – Post a blog entry. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will you be joining? Please share... Sun, 16 Nov 2014 09:50:59 EST Weekly Challenge! (11/9 – 11/15) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x59710896 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Eat a healthy breakfast every day <BR> #3 – Go for a walk <BR> #4 – Leave an encouraging note on a team member's wall <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 - Try a new type of produce this week. Or, try a new salad recipe. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will you be joining? Pleas... Sun, 9 Nov 2014 13:37:27 EST Weekly Challenge! (11/2 – 11/8) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x59639208 <em>465</em> Welcome to November! <em>465</em> <BR> <BR> Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Eat at least 1 serving of whole grains <BR> #3 – Stretch for 5 minutes <BR> #4 – Try to get 8 hours of sleep <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 - Practice a random act of kindness <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals wi... Sun, 2 Nov 2014 09:48:36 EST Weekly Challenge! (10/26 – 10/31) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x59570141 <em>333</em> <em>431</em> <em>419</em> <BR> <BR> Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Don't eat in front of the TV or computer <BR> #3 – Watch no more than an hour of TV each day <BR> #4 – Post a message in one of the team's discussion forums <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 – Be extra careful about portioning and tracking <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add y... Sun, 26 Oct 2014 11:03:27 EST Weekly Challenge! (10/19 – 10/25) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x59501446 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Eat at least 5 servings of fruits/veggies <BR> #3 – Get an extra 10 minutes of activity <BR> #4 – Give a SparkGoodie to a team member <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 - Try a new recipe this week. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will you be joining? Please share them here. Ha... Sun, 19 Oct 2014 12:20:53 EST Weekly Challenge! (10/12 – 10/18) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x59433534 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Track calories eaten each day <BR> #3 – Do 15 minutes of exercise while watching TV <BR> #4 – Read – and perhaps share - an inspirational quote each day <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 – Make a list of ten things that you like about yourself, and post it someplace conspicuous. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here... Sun, 12 Oct 2014 10:41:56 EST Weekly Challenge! (10/5 – 10/11) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x59364887 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Don't eat in front of the TV or computer <BR> #3 – Watch no more than an hour of TV each day <BR> #4 – Post a message in one of the team's discussion forums <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 – Post a blog entry. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will you be joining? Please share... Sun, 5 Oct 2014 12:13:11 EST How are you strengthening your soul & well being? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15762x42796x59291872 Hi Team, <BR> Seems to me as we do our best to approach a healthy lifestyle there are many areas you need to be happy in. Its great to have water intake goals, eating within calorie range with healthier choices, sticking to a exercise routine that keeps your body moving and adapting to a healthier you. Leaves me to wonder- how are you strengthening your soul and wellbeing? <BR> <BR> For me its been setting goals to do the charity 5k events, creating fleece throws I will be donating tomorrow ... Sun, 28 Sep 2014 16:32:00 EST Weekly Challenge! (9/28 – 10/4) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x59289028 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Eat a healthy breakfast every day <BR> #3 – Go for a walk <BR> #4 – Leave an encouraging note on a team member's wall <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 - Try a new type of produce this week. Or, try a new salad recipe. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will you be joining? Pleas... Sun, 28 Sep 2014 10:32:12 EST Weekly Challenge! (9/21 – 9/27) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x59216055 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Eat at least 1 serving of whole grains <BR> #3 – Stretch for 5 minutes <BR> #4 – Try to get 8 hours of sleep <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 - Practice a random act of kindness <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will you be joining? Please share them here. Have a great week, eve... Sun, 21 Sep 2014 11:13:52 EST Anyone registered for Fall 5k events? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15762x42796x59207621 I set myself some new goals for the fall. <BR> 1. to enter at least 2 5k events each month that I can walk and benefit a local charity. <BR> 2. find a charity or cause to focus on each month to energize and exercise my "soul" <BR> 3. Try and spark others to do the same <BR> <BR> So far, I've done 2 5k events. Splash of color for the k9 units and wounded warriors and Sunset To Remember on a speedway (drag and race track- what a course!) to benefit the Marine Special Operations Command. That ... Sat, 20 Sep 2014 13:20:20 EST Weekly Challenge! (9/14 – 9/20) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x59141040 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Eat at least 5 servings of fruits/veggies <BR> #3 – Get an extra 10 minutes of activity <BR> #4 – Give a SparkGoodie to a team member <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 - Try a new recipe this week. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will you be joining? Please share them here. Ha... Sun, 14 Sep 2014 11:50:59 EST September Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x59131538 Hi, Everyone! As the seasons change, are you making changes for your health? <BR> Best wishes! Sat, 13 Sep 2014 11:11:38 EST Weekly Challenge! (9/7 – 9/13) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x59069703 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Track calories eaten each day <BR> #3 – Do 15 minutes of exercise while watching TV <BR> #4 – Read – and perhaps share - an inspirational quote each day <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 – Make a list of ten things that you like about yourself, and post it someplace conspicuous. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here... Sun, 7 Sep 2014 11:18:18 EST Weekly Challenge! (8/31 – 9/6) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x58998163 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Don't eat in front of the TV or computer <BR> #3 – Watch no more than an hour of TV each day <BR> #4 – Post a message in one of the team's discussion forums <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 – Post a blog entry. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will you be joining? Please share... Sun, 31 Aug 2014 10:06:28 EST Weekly Challenge! (8/24 – 8/30) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x58933773 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Eat a healthy breakfast every day <BR> #3 – Go for a walk <BR> #4 – Leave an encouraging note on a team member's wall <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 - Try a new type of produce this week. Or, try a new salad recipe. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will you be joining? Pleas... Sun, 24 Aug 2014 11:35:08 EST Weekly Challenge! (8/17 – 8/23) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x58866115 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Eat at least 1 serving of whole grains <BR> #3 – Stretch for 5 minutes <BR> #4 – Try to get 8 hours of sleep <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 - Practice a random act of kindness <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will you be joining? Please share them here. Have a great week, eve... Sun, 17 Aug 2014 11:50:48 EST Weekly Challenge! (8/10 – 8/16) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x58797421 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Eat at least 5 servings of fruits/veggies <BR> #3 – Get an extra 10 minutes of activity <BR> #4 – Give a SparkGoodie to a team member <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 - Try a new recipe this week. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will you be joining? Please share them here. Ha... Sun, 10 Aug 2014 09:34:32 EST Weekly Challenge! (8/3 – 8/9) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x58729160 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Track calories eaten each day <BR> #3 – Do 15 minutes of exercise while watching TV <BR> #4 – Read – and perhaps share - an inspirational quote each day <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 – Make a list of ten things that you like about yourself, and post it someplace conspicuous. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here... Sun, 3 Aug 2014 11:25:04 EST Weekly Challenge! (7/27-8/2) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x58659101 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Don't eat in front of the TV or computer <BR> #3 – Watch no more than an hour of TV each day <BR> #4 – Post a message in one of the team's discussion forums <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 – Post a blog entry. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will you be joining? Please share... Sun, 27 Jul 2014 11:37:01 EST Weekly Challenge! (7/20 – 7/26) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x58589114 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Eat a healthy breakfast every day <BR> #3 – Go for a walk <BR> #4 – Leave an encouraging note on a team member's wall <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 - Try a new type of produce this week. Or, try a new salad recipe. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will you be joining? Pleas... Sun, 20 Jul 2014 10:10:09 EST Weekly Challenge! (7/13 – 7/19) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x58519692 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Eat at least 1 serving of whole grains <BR> #3 – Stretch for 5 minutes <BR> #4 – Try to get 8 hours of sleep <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 - Practice a random act of kindness <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will you be joining? Please share them here. Have a great week, eve... Sun, 13 Jul 2014 13:53:22 EST Weekly Challenge! (7/6 – 7/12) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x58445982 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Eat at least 5 servings of fruits/veggies <BR> #3 – Get an extra 10 minutes of activity <BR> #4 – Give a SparkGoodie to a team member <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 - Try a new recipe this week. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will you be joining? Please share them here. Ha... Sun, 6 Jul 2014 13:08:26 EST July and August Chat Thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x58395522 July is the beginning of the secone half of the year. <BR> We still have time and opportunity to make this the best year of our lives! <BR> Take steps toward your fitness goals today! Tue, 1 Jul 2014 12:10:53 EST Weekly Challenge! (6/29 – 7/5) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x58373481 I'm not sure what happened to last week's post, but here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Track calories eaten each day <BR> #3 – Do 15 minutes of exercise while watching TV <BR> #4 – Read – and perhaps share - an inspirational quote each day <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 – Make a list of ten things that you like about yourself, and post it someplace conspicuous. <BR> <BR> O... Sun, 29 Jun 2014 12:10:54 EST Weekly Challenge! (6/15-6/21) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x58229099 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Don't eat in front of the TV or computer <BR> #3 – Watch no more than an hour of TV each day <BR> #4 – Post a message in one of the team's discussion forums <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 – Post a blog entry. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will you be joining? Please share... Sun, 15 Jun 2014 20:25:19 EST Weekly Challenge! (6/8 – 6/14) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x58152124 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Eat a healthy breakfast every day <BR> #3 – Go for a walk <BR> #4 – Leave an encouraging note on a team member's wall <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 - Try a new type of produce this week. Or, try a new salad recipe. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will you be joining? Pleas... Sun, 8 Jun 2014 17:00:33 EST How many team bonus points did you spin today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x58144946 3 pts. for me. Sat, 7 Jun 2014 23:28:22 EST Weekly Challenge! (6/1 – 6/7) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x58070419 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Eat at least 1 serving of whole grains <BR> #3 – Stretch for 5 minutes <BR> #4 – Try to get 8 hours of sleep <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 - Practice a random act of kindness <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will you be joining? Please share them here. Have a great week, eve... Sun, 1 Jun 2014 10:56:10 EST Weekly Challenge! (5/25 – 5/31) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x57992823 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Eat at least 5 servings of fruits/veggies <BR> #3 – Get an extra 10 minutes of activity <BR> #4 – Give a SparkGoodie to a team member <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 - Try a new recipe this week. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will you be joining? Please share them here. Ha... Sun, 25 May 2014 12:21:32 EST come on and join in.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x57915823 there are a bunch of threads here that are not being posted on by other members......can you join me, or should I stop posting on them??.... Sun, 18 May 2014 15:48:50 EST Weekly Challenge! (5/18-5/24) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x57914459 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Track calories eaten each day <BR> #3 – Do 15 minutes of exercise while watching TV <BR> #4 – Read – and perhaps share - an inspirational quote each day <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 – Make a list of ten things that you like about yourself, and post it someplace conspicuous. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here... Sun, 18 May 2014 12:32:09 EST Weekly Challenge! (5/11-5/17) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x57835646 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Don't eat in front of the TV or computer <BR> #3 – Watch no more than an hour of TV each day <BR> #4 – Post a message in one of the team's discussion forums <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 – Post a blog entry. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will you be joining? Please share... Sun, 11 May 2014 11:55:56 EST cooking healthy for dummies--veggie version, HELP! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x57797449 Hey howdy <BR> <BR> Its been a long time since I've been on here, but I've tried to re-assess things and have figured out something major. I'm trying to eat healthier, but the appeal of going somewhere for food is high (and digging into my wallet big time), though I do end up with a lot of subway in my diet lately. <BR> <BR> Regardless, the main reason is though I'm getting some veggies in, I haven't made it a habit. as much as I love the sandwiches and change things around, Subway is limit... Wed, 7 May 2014 22:59:48 EST Weekly Challenge! (5/4 – 5/10) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x57755248 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Eat a healthy breakfast every day <BR> #3 – Go for a walk <BR> #4 – Leave an encouraging note on a team member's wall <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 - Try a new type of produce this week. Or, try a new salad recipe. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will you be joining? Pleas... Sun, 4 May 2014 16:47:52 EST May and June Chat Thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x57741022 I hope everyone is making slow progress toward their goals! <BR> <em>172</em> <em>134</em> <em>134</em> <em>134</em> <em>134</em> <em>134</em> Sat, 3 May 2014 11:12:21 EST Weekly Challenge! (4/27 – 5/3) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x57666128 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Eat at least 1 serving of whole grains <BR> #3 – Stretch for 5 minutes <BR> #4 – Try to get 8 hours of sleep <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 - Practice a random act of kindness <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will you be joining? Please share them here. Have a great week, eve... Sun, 27 Apr 2014 15:49:53 EST Weekly Challenge! (4/20 – 4/26) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x57579239 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Don't eat in front of the TV or computer <BR> #3 – Watch no more than an hour of TV each day <BR> #4 – Post a message in one of the team's discussion forums <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 – Be extra careful about portioning and tracking <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 11:11:02 EST Got a favorite veggie you like to plant? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x57548130 So do you have a green thumb? If so what is one or more veggies you plant each year? <em>258</em> <em>485</em> <em>284</em> <em>368</em> <em>147</em> <em>371</em> <em>369</em> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:30:49 EST Do you garden? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x57547524 <em>376</em> Do you garden to use as an activity, save on grocery costs, and eat healthier? <BR> <BR> It doesn't have to be a big tilled plot of land to garden. Containers work for apartments & rentals. When I 1st moved to NC we rented so I used large containers for planters and grew some veggies on the deck. After we bought our home I called my father in law (the master gardener) and asked for his advice on how to make a garden plot, what to plant, and how to maintain. I've been doing it ... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:22:34 EST Weekly Challenge! (4/13 – 4/19) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x57494230 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Eat at least 5 servings of fruits/veggies <BR> #3 – Get an extra 10 minutes of activity <BR> #4 – Give a SparkGoodie to a team member <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 - Try a new recipe this week. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will you be joining? Please share them here. Ha... Sun, 13 Apr 2014 09:17:38 EST Weekly Challenge! (3/30-4/5) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x57316896 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Track calories eaten each day <BR> #3 – Do 15 minutes of exercise while watching TV <BR> #4 – Read – and perhaps share - an inspirational quote each day <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 – Make a list of ten things that you like about yourself, and post it someplace conspicuous. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here... Sun, 30 Mar 2014 12:15:04 EST Have you used the SP workout videos? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15762x42796x57308555 <em>252</em> Have you used an SP workout video to help boost you back into a workout streak? <BR> Feel crunched for time but had enough to sit at the computer to do some SP tracking and reading.....well why not give one of the SP workout videos a shot to help change things up and get a good view and instruct for proper form. Plus it has a link to add to your tracker for calories burned. <BR> What ones have you tried? Sat, 29 Mar 2014 18:07:19 EST Weekly Challenge! (3/23-3/29) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x57231882 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Don't eat in front of the TV or computer <BR> #3 – Watch no more than an hour of TV each day <BR> #4 – Post a message in one of the team's discussion forums <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 – Post a blog entry. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will you be joining? Please share... Sun, 23 Mar 2014 13:21:16 EST Did you see something unusual during your walk? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15762x42796x57187716 Hi, <BR> This post is to see what you observe during your walks outside, at a gym on the treadmill, or even out your window say you are using home equipment or doing a walking dvd. <BR> So what did you see today? <em>295</em> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 17:22:22 EST Weekly Challenge! (3/16 – 3/22) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x57150678 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Eat a healthy breakfast every day <BR> #3 – Go for a walk <BR> #4 – Leave an encouraging note on a team member's wall <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 - Try a new type of produce this week. Or, try a new salad recipe. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will you be joining? Pleas... Sun, 16 Mar 2014 18:36:59 EST Who is ready for a gardening workout? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15762x42796x57150097 Who is just itching to get outside in their yard, terrace, balcony, what have you and do some gardening? <em>376</em> <BR> <BR> Do you consider doing yardwork and/or gardening a "real" workout? <BR> <BR> I sure do since I can usually feel it in my legs, back, and arms after a couple of hours toiling away in the dirt. <BR> <BR> Today I took on my front flower bed before the rains hit. I had hoped to till the garden plot a 2nd time but did not happen. I am holding off on putting any plant... Sun, 16 Mar 2014 17:31:00 EST Weekly Challenge! (3/9 – 3/15) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x57062772 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Eat at least 1 serving of whole grains <BR> #3 – Stretch for 5 minutes <BR> #4 – Try to get 8 hours of sleep <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 - Practice a random act of kindness <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will you be joining? Please share them here. Have a great week, eve... Sun, 9 Mar 2014 14:18:38 EST How did you start your day? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x57027564 A lazy start...had a few procedures yesterday that exhausted me. I got up around 8:30a...took BS reading, fixed breakfast and got in 10 minutes on the exercise bike. <BR> <em>240</em> Thu, 6 Mar 2014 11:32:23 EST March and April Chat Thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x56960898 Good morning! <BR> It't March first...what a good month! <BR> Mardi Gras <em>409</em> <BR> Saint Patrick's Day <em>137</em> <BR> Beginning of Spring <em>126</em> <BR> Celebrate the season with fitness! <em>185</em> Sat, 1 Mar 2014 11:00:53 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42796x56959007 My name is Lisa and i am single mom of 3 kids all of whom have some kind of special needs. I am raising them alone. Their dad is not involved at all and i have no family support. I am lucky to have 2 very good friends. Life is stressful as a working single mom which is part of why my wieght is barely moving or at a stand still.So any advice is welcomed. Sat, 1 Mar 2014 08:29:13 EST Weekly Challenge! (2/23 – 3/1) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x56882948 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Eat at least 5 servings of fruits/veggies <BR> #3 – Get an extra 10 minutes of activity <BR> #4 – Give a SparkGoodie to a team member <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 - Try a new recipe this week. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will you be joining? Please share them here. Ha... Sun, 23 Feb 2014 11:10:18 EST What's for Breakfast Today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x56871241 I am having veggie omelet. Yum! Sat, 22 Feb 2014 10:50:28 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42796x56870704 I am new to the team but not new to SP. After life got busy and stressful, I fell away from eating right most of the time and exercising much. However, over the last couple of years, I have lost 9 pounds, and 5 pounds since January 1st of this year. I know that losing weight slowly seems to be the recipe for me to keep the weight off, and I am looking forward to jumping right into your challenges and topics, and becoming a tortoise! Sat, 22 Feb 2014 10:05:15 EST What's for Dinner tonight? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x56835995 I love to get ideas from others for dinner plans. <BR> <BR> Tonight we are having Rosemary Garlic skinless chicken legs and thighs, instant herbed white rice, and sweet corn. <BR> <BR> <em>240</em> <BR> <BR> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 15:01:08 EST