SparkPeople Accountants Team Messageboard A Team for all Accountants. SparkPeople Accountants Team Messageboard Hi from Seattle I'm a retired CPA and have been focusing on being healthy to keep up with my 2 grandsons. I've actually been part of the Sparkpeople for a few years but it comes and goes. (Rather like my weight. <em>20</em> ) Sun, 11 Sep 2016 20:42:04 EST Chat - August 2016 Wow, I just realized I missed putting up a July chat thread! Oh well, I hope your July wasn't as busy as mine. <BR> <BR> That being said, can you believe it is August already? Where is the year going? <BR> <BR> Have any big plans this month? My husband will be home for a couple of weeks this month, so I'm looking forward to that. I'll still have to stick to my program though, which is going well. Mon, 1 Aug 2016 10:11:35 EST Chat - June 2016 Good morning everyone! What's on your bucket list for this month? Thu, 2 Jun 2016 09:07:31 EST Chat - May 2016 I'm going on vacation this month. Anyone have any exciting plans for vacation over the next few months? Mon, 9 May 2016 09:16:57 EST Chat - April 2016 So...did everyone survive tax season? Tue, 19 Apr 2016 10:00:26 EST Chat - March 2016 <em>235</em> to a new month! <BR> <BR> For many of us, this is crunch time. I work in industry, so I have deadlines each month, but I've worked in public accounting, too. I know your pain. You still need to take care of you, though, especially during this stressful time of year. What one thing can you do for yourself each week this month? Tue, 1 Mar 2016 09:48:20 EST Hi from Ottawa, Canada! Hi All, <BR> <BR> My name is MIchelle, and I am an accountant in the federal public sector in Canada. I just got my CPA, CMA designation last fall. Now that I am done school, I am spending more time with my DH &amp; 4 year old, and discovering all the cool stuff I missed on Netflix over the last 3 years haha <BR> <BR> I have been with Sparkpeople for a few years now. About 15 years ago I broke my back and pelvis in a car accident, and promptly put on 60 lbs that I've not managed to shake... Wed, 17 Feb 2016 11:07:51 EST Chat - February 2016 How's everyone doing? Mon, 8 Feb 2016 14:35:42 EST Hello from Houston I joined Spark last year at this time and did lose 15-20 pounds that I promptly found again. I am back and joined this group because we know how stressful and sedentary accounting can be. I hope to lose that 20 pounds again and 40 more while creating a more healthy lifestyle. Tue, 12 Jan 2016 13:32:58 EST Chat - January 2016 Happy New Year! <em>107</em> <em>408</em> <em>409</em> <BR> <BR> I'm sorry I wasn't very active for the team in 2015. I'm not going to offer up any excuses; I dropped the ball, and I know it. <BR> <BR> What would you all like to see happen in this team in the coming year? I'm open to suggestions. Personally, I need y'all to help keep me motivated. I did a serious assessment of myself and where I'm at over the weekend, and I have A LOT of work to do to get to where I want to b... Mon, 4 Jan 2016 09:37:04 EST Chat - November 2015 <em>235</em> to November! <BR> <BR> What are your plans/goals for this month? <BR> <BR> Mon, 2 Nov 2015 09:37:31 EST Emiticon Your Day So Far <em>303</em> Wed, 28 Oct 2015 03:27:09 EST Chat - October 2015 Hellooooo! <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> <em>235</em> to all of our new members! <BR> <BR> Sorry I've been so lax about posting here. Going through some struggles right now AND getting ready to take my birthday trip. I leave on Friday and will be gone just over a week. I'll pop back in to let you know when I'm back. <BR> <BR> In the meantime, please jump in and talk about whatever strikes your fancy. <BR> <BR> Just out of curiosity, how many people do we have working in public account... Wed, 14 Oct 2015 09:44:28 EST Nutrition Good SparkPeople Articles Hi, <BR> <BR> I've found a couple of articles which will help me through the festive period in the office. Thought I would share. <BR> <BR> 10 Ways to Make Your Workplace Work for Your Diet <BR> <BR> <link><BR>on_articles.asp?id=1685 </link> <BR> <BR> 11 Nice Ways to Say 'No' to Food Pushers <BR> <BR> <link><BR>on_articles.asp?id=1778&page=2 </link> <BR> <BR> Please share yours <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> Nx Wed, 14 Oct 2015 01:20:48 EST Challenge Central Hi, <BR> <BR> Would love to know what challenges from Challenge Central you are doing, I've just started to look at that section of SparkPeople this month and I am now on day 11 of the Skinny Jeans Challenge. Which I'm enjoying. <BR> <BR> Which have you done, have you completed it all in 30 days or did you miss any days and which have you quit part way through. <BR> <BR> Take care <BR> N Wed, 14 Oct 2015 01:05:51 EST Hello from Indiana! I have a BaCC, and am happy I have found people with similar interests! Tue, 13 Oct 2015 01:06:01 EST Hello from MI Hi all! My name is Toni and I'm an accountant in Michigan. Looking forward to chatting with you all. Mon, 12 Oct 2015 11:00:54 EST Chat - September 2015 Hello Team! <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> I'm back from vacation and ready to get going again. I didn't work out at all while I was gone, although I did do a lot of walking around. I'm looking forward to starting up my workouts again. <BR> <BR> Anyone have any exciting plans for Labor Day Weekend (U.S.)? Fri, 4 Sep 2015 08:31:31 EST Chat - August 2015 Wow! Another month starting...seems like we just did this! <BR> <BR> Month end close starts for me today, and I'll be on vacation for the last half of the month. I have a lot to do between now and the time I leave. It's almost overwhelming, but I'll get through it. <BR> <BR> What are your plans for the month? Mon, 3 Aug 2015 08:57:29 EST Chat - July 2015 I didn't realize it's been so long since I've posted a chat thread. So <em>245</em> about that! <BR> <BR> So... let's get some discussion started... <BR> <BR> Do you listen to music when you work out? What is your favorite genre? Wed, 8 Jul 2015 08:48:33 EST Accountant in Virginia Good morning Everyone!! <BR> <BR> I graduated with a MAcc last May, and have been enjoying this second career. <BR> <BR> I'm from Virginia, and am currently studying for the sections. I passed FAR, but have (3) more to go. Trying not to allow stress get the best of me. I've been meditating, which has been helpful. <BR> <BR> I have a series of health issues, but that is definitely not a deterrent for this gal to get healthy and lose weight! <BR> <BR> Do you have any tips on time man... Mon, 25 May 2015 06:58:57 EST Re-turning Good Morning eveyone, <BR> <BR> I'm returning to the Sparkspeople community after being MIA for about a year...Hope to get back on track and keep it together. I attend Clark State for Accounting and Business Management, work a full time job, and have a house to run with a 14 year old step daughter still at home....Busy but that's the way I like it... Ready to get started and losing.... Fri, 22 May 2015 06:45:25 EST Good morning all! Hello to all my fellow accountants. <BR> <BR> I've been on SparkPeople off and on over the past few years and finally, FINALLY, am going to take this seriously and reach my goal! <BR> <BR> I live in Massachusetts (it's been a long, cold winter) so even if it is rainy this morning, I'm planning on what I'm going to do in my yard when I get home. <BR> <BR> Hope everyone is happy and healthy! <BR> <BR> Susan Tue, 19 May 2015 07:44:19 EST Hello from another accountant Hello, my name is Dawn. I am married, have one son (5) and live in Minnesota. <BR> <BR> It is nice to belong to a group of fellow accountants. Thu, 12 Mar 2015 12:57:45 EST Chat - March 2015 How's everyone doing? Tue, 10 Mar 2015 08:25:35 EST Nutrition Struggles Which area of nutrition do you struggle with the most? What do you need help with, and how can we help? Tue, 10 Feb 2015 21:27:44 EST Nutritious Snacks What is your favorite nutritious snack? Tue, 10 Feb 2015 21:26:52 EST Chat - February 2015 Who's here? <BR> <BR> What are you plans for the month? Tue, 10 Feb 2015 21:21:16 EST Chat - January 2015 <em>235</em> to 2015! <BR> <BR> Sorry it's taken me a while to get this chat thread started. The first week of the month is always crazy for me. <BR> <BR> What are your plans for the month of January? Mon, 12 Jan 2015 08:48:49 EST Workout at your desk? I have found some SparkPeople exercises I can do at my desk that help when sitting for long periods of time. I don't have a door but I don't have a lot of people walking by so I can do exercises in my chair. Sitting in front of the computer hurts my back and neck so this relieves some of the pain and stress. You can even do cardio (see video in link). <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>detail.asp?video=38 </link> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:19:47 EST Chat - November 2014 Wow! It's November! How did that happen? <BR> <BR> What are your goals this month? Sun, 2 Nov 2014 20:48:58 EST Chat - October 2014 Hey everyone! How's it going? <BR> <BR> Who's working on the last tax push? For me, it's quarter end close (industry). Mon, 6 Oct 2014 22:24:50 EST Chat September 2014 Hi everyone! I hope your week got off to a good start yesterday and that today is going well. My power is back on at my house, my son just texted me--it wasn't a total crises because the fridge still had power (the whole kitchen) and the hot water heater was working. Plus there was the added bonus that we all went to bed soon after dark with no power, and I have been well rested since Friday. =) <BR> <BR> Lets all get our walks in today, get some good fitness minutes. Time to stop planning a... Tue, 9 Sep 2014 12:09:11 EST I'm back! <em>245</em> I've been so scarce for the past month. I went on vacation on the 15th, and it's taken me this long to get back into the swing of things after returning. Plus I have internet and phone issues at home, so the only place I can post is at work right now. And we're really busy here! <BR> <BR> Hope everyone is doing well. <BR> <BR> <em>235</em> to all of our new members! Fri, 5 Sep 2014 09:12:59 EST Soon-to-be Accountant Hi all! My name is Reina and I'll be graduating in May 2015 and starting my career in accounting. I'm kind of a late bloomer I guess. =) <BR> <BR> I'm trying to make some real life changes--lose weight, start a new career, etc etc. I'm not all that new to spark but just ready to get serious about losing weight. My first step is going to be to find some teams that more closely match my interests. I can't wait to get to know everyone! Tue, 2 Sep 2014 15:19:08 EST Chat - May 2014 Hello! <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> Let's get some chatter going. What are your goals this month? Mon, 12 May 2014 08:40:02 EST Hello from Nigeria My name is Chinelo from the eastern part of Nigeria. I am a principal accountant with the ministry of finance of my state.i am glad to be here . . . Let's go! Fri, 9 May 2014 14:44:35 EST Hello fellow bean counters Hi! I am a Canadian living in Alberta. I have had my own business for 11 years now doing accounting for small businesses and charities. This keeps me very busy which has been the perfect excuse for not making it to the gym or grabbing something out rather than packing a lunch. <BR> <BR> I originally joined SP about 4 years ago and have been on and off (more off than on) over that period of time. The end of November I was diagnosed with diabetes and knew I had to get serious about fixin... Mon, 10 Feb 2014 21:56:11 EST January Weekly Challenge #4 We've made it to the last week of January! How is everyone doing? <BR> <BR> Your challenge this week is to track your food. If this isn't something you do regularly, just try it for a day or so. Tracking your food can give you real insight in what you're eating and how your nutrition stacks up. <BR> <BR> Personally, this isn't something I do very often, and I'm usually disappointed in myself when I do. But it is a useful tool that I need to utilize more often. Especially now since I'... Mon, 27 Jan 2014 09:04:39 EST January Weekly Challenge #3 Your challenge this week is to pick one thing you'd like to change/make a new habit of/stop doing...and take steps to accomplish the goal. Post here and let us know what you've chosen and your plan to tackle it! <BR> <BR> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 08:25:20 EST January Weekly Challenge #2 Your challenge this week is to exercise at least 10 minutes on 5 days. You pick the days and the workouts you prefer. Come back and tell us what you did. <BR> <BR> <em>23</em> <em>216</em> <em>363</em> <em>217</em> <em>401</em> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 22:10:04 EST January Weekly Challenge #1 Challenge week: January 6 - 12 <BR> <BR> Your challenge this week is to drink your water! <em>91</em> <BR> <BR> I'm not putting an amount on how much to drink, as everyone's needs are different. What is your particular daily goal for water? I know that I struggle to actually drink the suggested 8 glasses a day, but I do take in liquid in my food so I strive for 4-6 glasses daily. <BR> <BR> Post here to let us know how you're doing! Sun, 5 Jan 2014 21:37:35 EST Chat - January 2014 Happy New Year! <BR> <BR> Did anyone make resolutions or goals for 2014? Thu, 2 Jan 2014 07:55:58 EST Chat - December 2013 <em>524</em> new members! <BR> <BR> GITTINTHINNER <BR> ANGELLEYZZ5 <BR> REDQT2 <BR> MARKATSPARK <BR> SARBEAR126 <BR> ARMWALLACE <BR> VIP_PRESS <BR> SADRINKARD <BR> CDECKER98 <BR> STELLAC35 <BR> DARKKISSEZZ <BR> WATSON595 <BR> NOTOOH <BR> SINFULLYQUAINT <BR> KWILLIAMS0205 <BR> HOPESMIND77 <BR> READYTOLOSEHD <BR> PERISCRAPS <BR> STEFP0929 <BR> MTHSOC24 <BR> JENELIZA20111 <BR> WUMPASTAR <BR> MIZZFIT2 <BR> KRYSTYNA111 <BR> SA2002NG <BR> TTAMERSON <BR> GGATES02 <BR> <BR> I hope I didn't miss... Wed, 18 Dec 2013 22:34:32 EST Hello one and all I have been doing the sparks program for over 2 weeks. I work an office job doing accts payable and currently have snow in my area. My plan of action during work days is to go for a walk during my lunch once the snow melts. <BR> I am also married with one 5 year old child who fallows me around everywhere. <BR> Sat, 30 Nov 2013 17:39:26 EST Hello I'm new Hello! I want to introduce myself to the Accountants team. I am not new to SP, and didn't know this team existed until this week. I think its great to have industry-centric teams as we all know what the work entails. <BR> I have continually gained weight and yo-yo dieted since I was about 14, it is a vicious cycle. I gained the most weight in 1986 while pregnant with my first child and still weighed the same 3-1/2 years later with child #2. I have not seen below 180lbs in almost 30 years. <B... Sat, 23 Nov 2013 19:01:24 EST Hello I have been on the weight loss journey since July 2013 with such motivation and dedication that it is sickening to some, but I am showing great results. The results are helped with a doctor supervised diet plan. With the help of Spark People I have been able to incorporate exercise that has really Sparked my weight loss. With the skills and support from this site, I am sure my goals will be achieved before I know it. Wed, 13 Nov 2013 06:45:53 EST Chat - November 2013 Hello team! I hope this finds everyone well and looking forward to the holidays. What do you have planned for Thanksgiving? My mom is coming to visit, and my oldest son and his family will come, as well. Four of us are going to do the YMCA Turkey Dash on Thanksgiving morning. <BR> <BR> Help me to welcome our newest members: <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> <em>235</em> <BR> JANROLG <BR> KATIEBUG431 <BR> JENSAWIP <BR> KCOMBS11 <BR> BEAGLEMOMMA <BR> LOUWHO34 <BR> AKROXIE <BR> ROCKYCPA <BR> S... Thu, 7 Nov 2013 08:29:46 EST Hello Hello, <BR> My name is Jen and I am from Erie PA. I am not technically an accountant but my job is to balance transactions for a bank and I have my degree in forensic accounting/auditing. I have been a member of Sparkpeople for over 2 years and have been up and down (mostly only 10 pounds) and decided I need to be more social in this community and I found this team. I assume there are others like me who love to work with numbers but just can't grasp that weight loss is just a formula... <BR... Mon, 4 Nov 2013 16:12:08 EST Hi From Northern California I'm a consulting bookkeeper who sits all day and looks like it! I love to cook, I love to eat and I'm not fond of exercise. HOWEVER, I'm determined to change that! I'm 54 and I'm at the crossroads of having a healthy second half of my life or turning into a lump, with all the problems associated with that kind of life style. I'm determined to keep it moving! I have a Spark Tracker and I love it! Wed, 30 Oct 2013 09:39:02 EST Chat - October 2013 <em>235</em> to our new members! We've had quite a few join today. Say hello to: <BR> <BR> LEGGETTJDRL <BR> BETHIEMAE75 <BR> JCROB1146 <BR> KLANE3 <BR> MONKEYSHINE5 <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 21:27:58 EST Sorry I've been out of the net I didn't realize I've been away from the team for so long. I apologize. Life does tend to get in the way sometimes, and we've been dealing with some family issues. <BR> <BR> So let's get things going again! What do you want out of this team? How can I help you? What are your biggest challenges in your health journey? <BR> <BR> My biggest challenge is complacency. I get to a certain point, and I think I can take a little break. Then I feel like I'm in a rut and can't get out of it. L... Wed, 28 Aug 2013 08:32:12 EST Chat - May 2013 <em>213</em> Hi all! <BR> <BR> Wow! Where did April go? Between home remodeling projects, quarter end close at work, and preparing tax returns, I don't know that I ever came up for air during April. May hasn't started out much better at work, but we're just about done with month end close, so I'm looking forward to a slightly more relaxing month. <BR> <BR> On the health side, I've started a new cardio/ST program. The schedule calls for 5 workouts per week, and although I've only gotte... Fri, 10 May 2013 08:18:43 EST Chat - March 2013 Wow! February went by so quick, I almost missed it. <BR> <BR> Sorry I've been out of the net, team. As we all know, life tends to get in the way sometimes. <BR> <BR> Chime on in, and let us know how everything is going. Fri, 1 Mar 2013 08:38:26 EST New Year, New You! What are your goals for 2013? Do you have a plan to accomplish those goals? Please share! <BR> <BR> My goals are: <BR> 1. Run my March 23rd half marathon in less than 3 hours - this is my immediate goal. I have a training plan and I need to make sure I follow it, including the speed work. <BR> 2. Revamp my eating plan. Eat out A LOT less than I do now. To do this, I need to make sure I have meal plans in place and pre-prep some items on the weekends. <BR> 3. This is a biggie - quit s... Tue, 1 Jan 2013 11:02:27 EST Chat - January 2013 Happy New Year! Tue, 1 Jan 2013 11:00:13 EST Merry Christmas! Sending everyone best wishes for a safe and happy holiday <BR> <BR> Have a great day! <BR> <BR> <em>442</em> <em>443</em> <em>444</em> <em>445</em> <em>446</em> <em>460</em> <em>447</em> Tue, 25 Dec 2012 09:28:46 EST Chat - November 2012 Wow! Is it really November already? I think I totally lost track of October...I didn't even post the chat thread for the month. <BR> <BR> But, all is well. Here's the current month chat thread. <BR> <BR> What do you have going on this month? Do you have a plan to get through the holiday season? Fri, 2 Nov 2012 08:26:55 EST Chat - September 2012 Wow! Is it really almost the middle of September already? <BR> <BR> What's on your agenda for this month? I've just finished up the majority of the work for August close at work. All that's left now is financials and account recs. Next week will be challenging as I'm attending the AOPL conference and will have to figure out how to get my workouts in. Not to mention the work that will be waiting for me when I get back to the office the next Monday! Thu, 13 Sep 2012 13:51:34 EST What was your workout today? I'm currently working the TapOut XT program. Today was Week 4, Day 4 - Yoga XT. I'm 25 days into the program, and I've completed all the workouts but one. It's a good program, and I'm enjoying (?) it. <BR> <BR> What workouts are you doing? Wed, 15 Aug 2012 08:27:49 EST Chat - August 2012 Good morning all! <BR> <BR> Sorry I've been a little MIA lately. Lots going on at work and home. What's going on in your lives these days? <BR> <BR> Wed, 15 Aug 2012 08:15:58 EST Hello from Florida! HELLO! <BR> I just wanted to say hi. I'm not yet an accountant but I'm in school finishing my degree. Ultimately I'd like to take the CPA Exam in my state, though it's still a ways away. If anybody has any career advice, I'd love to hear it! I'm looking forward to seeing you all on here soon! <em>213</em> Tue, 10 Jul 2012 19:09:50 EST Chat - July 2012 <em>235</em> to July! <BR> <BR> Does anyone have big plans for the 4th? DH & I will probably spend at least part of the day working on our remodel. I'd like to go for a run first thing in the morning. Other than that, not too much on my agenda for tomorrow. Tue, 3 Jul 2012 08:10:56 EST Chat - June 2012 <em>213</em> Hello! <BR> <BR> I know it seems like I dropped off the face of the earth lately. Life has gotten very busy the last couple of weeks. But I'm here and still working on me. What about you? What are you doing for YOU today? Wed, 6 Jun 2012 08:12:03 EST Chat - May 2012 Happy May Day! <BR> <BR> What is your plan for the day/week/month? <BR> <BR> I'm planning to get regular workouts back into my life this week. I came home from vacation with a nasty bug that is still causing me some congestion issues so I'll have to start slowly, though. And today starts my busiest time of the month so I think I'm going to need the stress relief that a good workout affords me! <BR> <BR> Let's do this! Tue, 1 May 2012 08:13:34 EST Chat - April 2012 <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> Hello everyone! Sorry I haven't been very active as your team leader lately. I've been training for a half marathon and been extremely busy with work as well. <BR> <BR> I have now run my first half marathon so the only other running event on my schedule is a 10K at the end of the month. Work is still as busy as ever...maybe even busier since we're right in the middle of quarter-end close. Not to mention the tax/bookkeeping work I do at home. Thank goodness for ... Wed, 4 Apr 2012 08:11:19 EST Chat - March 2012 Is it really March already? <BR> <BR> Sorry I've been out of the loop lately. I've taken on some new responsibilities at work, so I've been extra busy. <BR> <BR> What plans do you have for March? Tue, 6 Mar 2012 13:33:43 EST Chat - February 2012 <em>213</em> Hello! <BR> <BR> What do you have going on this month? <BR> <BR> I have a 5K next weekend (2/11), and I'm continuing with my Half Training. Tomorrow is a LONG run. Super Bowl party on Sunday. <BR> <BR> And my oldest granddaughter turned 3 on the 1st. Fri, 3 Feb 2012 08:28:22 EST Hi from South Carolina! Hello! I'm Liz and I just joined a few days ago so I thought I'd better post a little intro here. I'm working as a senior accountant for my local county government, a freshly licensed CPA (yay!) and a CGFO -- one of those so specific it's only for this job certification - certified government finance officer. Now that I've got the CPA behind me finally, I'm ready to spend more time on my health and really take care of myself the way I should. <BR> <BR> Over the years I let my weight creep... Sun, 29 Jan 2012 20:08:35 EST Chat - January 2012 Let's talk! Sun, 1 Jan 2012 08:34:29 EST Happy New Year! 2012 is upon us Happy New Year to everyone! <BR> <BR> What are your goals for this year? Have you written them down? Are they positive and attainable? <BR> <BR> SP's calendar for January has some good tips for making your goals/resolutions and keeping them. <BR> <link><BR>ion_articles.asp?id=746 </link> <BR> <BR> My immediate goal is to train for and finish a half marathon in March. Within that goal, I want to improve my nutrition, although I haven't sat down and... Sun, 1 Jan 2012 08:33:43 EST Hello and seeking a job in SW Michigan! Hello, I have my BSBA, am working on my MSA, and I cannot break the current job market because I have no experience. Anyone have any openings or suggestions in this area? <BR> <BR> I joined Sparkpeople because I am tired of thinking I can't get rid of this extra weight. I used to be a size 6 (that was tiny for me, I was never one of those size 0 girls lol). That was many years ago and I am now more concerned with bettering my health than getting back to that far away size 6. Sun, 4 Dec 2011 17:45:29 EST December Chat Wow! It's December already. I, for one, am trying to figure out where the year went. Anyone else feel like that? <BR> <BR> Thu, 1 Dec 2011 08:46:59 EST November Chat <em>235</em> to November! <BR> <BR> What are your goals/aspirations this month? What can we do to help? What do you need/want to talk about? <BR> <BR> This is the place to talk about anything/everything. Tue, 1 Nov 2011 08:09:11 EST Holiday Season <em>419</em> <em>420</em> <em>421</em> <em>422</em> <em>423</em> <em>275</em> <em>333</em> <em>424</em> <em>431</em> <em>465</em> <em>426</em> <em>427</em> <em>428</em> <em>429</em> <em>430</em> <em>442</em> <em>443</em> <em>444</em> <em>445</em> <em>446</em> <em>460</em> <em>447</em> <em>499</em> <em>500</em> <em>501</em> <em>425</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> What is your biggest challenge during the holidays? How can we help? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>419</em> <... Fri, 28 Oct 2011 08:21:12 EST Distractable Hi to all. I am in the middle of extension season and procrastinating by worrying about my weight. Any suggestions? Mon, 10 Oct 2011 08:31:58 EST October Chat <em>235</em> to a new month! What's on your calendar for October? <BR> <BR> I started the month out with a bang by running in the Race for the Cure on the 1st. Got a PR AND had a great time with friends/family. Tue, 4 Oct 2011 08:32:24 EST September Chat Wow! It's September already! I am amazed at how fast the years go by the older I get. Maybe it's just because life gets real busy at times. <BR> <BR> I know for those of us working in public accounting this is a really busy time of year. Been there, done that. Don't forget to take some time just for you this month. You deserve it! <BR> <BR> Chime in and let us know how everything is going. Vent, pat yourself on the back, just chat; whatever you need. <BR> <BR> Here's looking forward... Thu, 1 Sep 2011 08:07:04 EST What kind of challenges interest you? Do you like activity based challenges? An example would be 25 squats per day for 25 days. <BR> <BR> Food challenges? Such as, one serving per day of every different color of vegetables/fruits. <BR> <BR> Chime in and let me know what you think you would like. Mon, 29 Aug 2011 15:59:16 EST August Chat Welcome to a new month! Chime in and let us know what you have going on this month. DH & I have a company weekend get together at the end of the month, but other than that this should be a relatively uneventful month. Tue, 2 Aug 2011 08:23:47 EST July 2011 - Personal Goals Challenge What are your personal goals for July? Post them here (if you're comfortable with sharing), and let us know how you're doing throughout the month. Tue, 5 Jul 2011 08:20:38 EST July Chat It's a brand new month. Let's make it count! Fri, 1 Jul 2011 08:13:30 EST Hello from Oregon! Hi everyone, my name is Suzanne. I work as an accountant at a small CPA firm and am currently half way through the CPA exams. Hoping to lose some of the weight gained from stressful hours working and studying! Also in midst of wedding planning, so hoping to lose so weight for that too! Tips on how to handle stress and heavy work loads while trying to be healthy and exercise are appreciated!!!! <em>30</em> Tue, 7 Jun 2011 14:55:28 EST June Chat Anything you want to chat about, this is the place! Wed, 1 Jun 2011 08:07:37 EST May Accountability What are your goals for May? Post them here, along with your progress throughout the month. Mon, 2 May 2011 08:17:44 EST May Chat Wow! Can you believe it is May already? Can anyone tell me where this year has gone? <BR> <BR> Pop in and post anything you want to chat about here! Mon, 2 May 2011 08:15:11 EST April Chat Wow! Can you believe it's April already? Just a couple more weeks, and the big crunch time of the year will be done for some of us. I know everyone will be happy about that! <BR> <BR> Have a great day! Mon, 4 Apr 2011 08:30:17 EST Question for anyone out there So I work at a place that hired a contract worker ohhh, about September. He is a great guy. Some of the time. I have been on this super long audit project since last year (I said long, there have been interruptions, like you know, actual tax returns.) Anyhow, I have re-done multiple years. Well he HAD supposedly reviewed years 1-3, just finished reviewing 4 and had found a problem with year 5, which I had thought I had just finished. Now part of what he is supposed to have been reviewin... Tue, 22 Mar 2011 16:20:19 EST How is everyone holding up This is for all the tax accountant's and auditors who are getting through "tax"season , or "busy" season, or "great" season, or whatever your firm may call it. I'm curious as to how you are doing with sticking to your workouts and nutritious eating. I'm not doing great, but not horrible either. I did manage to get all my workouts in this week, but I've missed several over the last few weeks and my diet hasn't been great. Darn girl scout cookies are killing me. However things are just heati... Sun, 13 Mar 2011 21:32:03 EST March Musings Wow! It's March already! <BR> <BR> For those of you in public accounting in the U.S., hang in there. The first major tax deadline of the year is right around the corner. <em>306</em> <BR> <BR> For the rest of us, I hope your busy times are not overwhelming. <BR> <BR> Wed, 2 Mar 2011 08:03:59 EST Hello! Good morning! <BR> <BR> I'm a nonprofit/governmental accountant in Redlands, CA. I didn't know there was a team devoted specifically to accountants, but I am happy to have found you! <BR> <BR> Connie Wed, 9 Feb 2011 13:56:57 EST Show the Love! February 2011 Challenge Too often we forget that in addition to being a noun, Love is a verb. Since February is the month that we celebrate love, I challenge you to show your love at least one time each day. How you show it, and who you show it to, is up to you. Just don't forget to show YOURSELF the love also! <BR> <BR> <em>290</em> <em>129</em> <em>26</em> <em>290</em> <em>129</em> <em>26</em> <em>290</em> <em>129</em> <em>26</em> <em>290</em> <em>129</em> <em>26</em> Tue, 1 Feb 2011 14:15:51 EST February 2011 Chat Let's talk! Tue, 1 Feb 2011 08:31:46 EST Hello from Canada I'm Monique, in Winnipeg, Canada. I am a financial cost analyst for a renewable energy company. <BR> <BR> I've been with Spark for just over a year, and things are finally starting to click. It's nice to know there are others here who get my accounting jokes... Wed, 19 Jan 2011 11:03:16 EST Hi everyone! Hi! My name is Heidi and I work for a public accounting firm in Michigan doing client services, which is basically monthly bookkeeping and payroll taxes. I decided to join this team because I really need some encouragement from people who understand what it's like to work 50 or more hours a week during tax season. We are only two weeks in and I have already gained 3 lbs back. <em>39</em> I need some help with ideas of how to keep myself on track when I'm spending all day at the office. Sun, 16 Jan 2011 20:20:57 EST Greetings from West Texas Hello all! My name is Tanya and I work for a small public accounting firm doing taxes. I am currently studying to take the CPA exam and am also an attorney. I am here just hoping to stay motivated, especially through the next 4 months! Thu, 13 Jan 2011 10:32:19 EST Public Accounting Anyone out there work for a public accounting firm? I'm an audit manager for a national firm. Busy season is coming and things are going to get crazy (especially for you tax folks). Mon, 3 Jan 2011 01:35:11 EST January 2011 - Back to Basics Let's get back to basics this month AND have fun doing so! <BR> <BR> My basics this month are to re-start a consistent fitness routine and drink 8 glasses of water each day. What are your basic goals for this month? <BR> <BR> List your basics here and your progress as the month goes on. <BR> <BR> <em>306</em> Sat, 1 Jan 2011 09:51:17 EST January 2011 Chat Let's chat! What is going well for you? What do you need help with? <BR> <BR> Sat, 1 Jan 2011 09:44:28 EST December Daily Goals Challenge Come up with daily goals for December. Then post them here. We can post our progress in meeting our goals throughout the month. This is a good way to give and receive encouragement with other team members. <BR> <BR> The goals don't have to be diet and exercise related, unless you want them to be. They should, however, be related to things you want to do to improve yourself. One of my goals for the month will be to finish cleaning my house before everyone descends upon me for my son's ... Tue, 30 Nov 2010 08:09:26 EST December Chat Chat thread for December <BR> <BR> Anything in particular you want to talk about? Tue, 30 Nov 2010 08:02:30 EST New to Sparkpeople Hi all and greetings from Colorado. I am new to Sparkpeople having just discovered it about a week ago. So far I really like what I've seen. I've joined this Team because one of the toughest things I struggle with is just balancing work with everything else I have in life. I routinely miss workouts because I'm working late or get up to late (after working late) to make it into the gym. I'm looking for people that can relate and am very interested in how they deal with it. <BR> <BR> I am an... Thu, 25 Nov 2010 16:34:09 EST Thanksgiving Day - Are you exercising that day? Is anyone planning any kind of workout for Thanksgiving Day? If so, what? <BR> <BR> I'm running a 5K at the local YMCA that morning. Wed, 24 Nov 2010 16:49:15 EST Hello from Scotland Hi, l'm new to this team, but have been on Sparkpeople for a while. I live in Scotland, work for a chartered accountancy firm. I'm married with 2 children. Sun, 14 Nov 2010 20:31:41 EST Strength Training Do you strength train? How often? Sun, 14 Nov 2010 07:24:07 EST Favorite Cardio? What is your favorite cardio? Do you switch things up from time to time? Sun, 14 Nov 2010 07:23:33 EST November Chat I meant to get this thread out there earlier this month. Post your thoughts, concerns, ideas here. Wed, 10 Nov 2010 21:43:42 EST What are you thankful for? This being November, we tend to remember more often the things that we're thankful for in our daily lives. <BR> <BR> What are you thankful for today? Wed, 3 Nov 2010 08:18:42 EST Let's Get Moving! The challenge for this week is to MOVE! at least 20-30 minutes on at least 5 days of this week. <BR> <BR> <em>237</em> <em>319</em> <em>318</em> <em>216</em> <em>185</em> <em>312</em> <em>57</em> <em>332</em> <em>313</em> <BR> <BR> Sat, 16 Oct 2010 22:05:56 EST Team Logo? I've posted a team logo idea on the photo tab. Let me know what you think or what other ideas you may have. Wed, 13 Oct 2010 13:48:34 EST Hello from the Houston, Texas, area Hi, everyone. I live just outside of Houston, Texas. I am a degreed accountant with hands-on, broad-based experience with small, fast-growing companies. We were so successful with the last company, that the owners sold the assets to a large multi-national. While closing down the company and looking for another position, I am taking this opportunity to lose weight and get fit. I am doing well this time, adopting the attitude of a lifestyle change. Wed, 13 Oct 2010 12:45:53 EST Breakfast? What do you typically eat for breakfast? <BR> <BR> I have a couple of favorites that I tend to eat most often. <BR> Hot whole grain cereal with berries <BR> Kashi Go Lean crunch with skim milk and berries Wed, 13 Oct 2010 08:11:43 EST Ideas for Challenges Please submit your ideas for challenges here. <BR> <BR> Challenges can take many forms; they don't have to be exercise or diet related. <BR> <BR> Mon, 11 Oct 2010 22:10:05 EST New Team Leader Hi, all! <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> My name is Jayne. I'm the new leader for this team. I want to be a big help to everyone here, but I'll need your assistance, also. Please let me know if there is anything you need. Please also share your ideas for challenges, topics of conversation, etc. <BR> <BR> Are y'all ready to get healthy and fit? Let's do it! <BR> <em>104</em> Fri, 8 Oct 2010 08:26:50 EST Hello from Houston! <em>213</em> Hi, all! I'm Jayne. I'm a CPA for a large midmarket oil and gas company in Houston, TX. I worked in public accounting for about 7 years before moving to my current position. <BR> <BR> Are y'all ready to get healthy and fit? Let's do it! Tue, 28 Sep 2010 08:16:37 EST Hey All I know there is only 10 or 15 of us in this group, but is anyone interested in taking it up to the next level, adding discussions, maybe some team challenges? Mon, 27 Sep 2010 08:50:35 EST Hello! I see there are no message boards for this spark team! <BR> <BR> I wanted to introduce myself. I'm Sherry, 26, live in South Florida. I just passed all four parts of the CPA Exam and I'm now trying to lose the 15 pounds gained while studying. <BR> <BR> Does anyone else want to introduce themselves as well? 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