SparkPeople ***MOTIVATORS*** Team Messageboard We are here to focus on the positive & motivate each other to become the best we can be. If you are looking for support & a little fun, then this is the team for you! SparkPeople ***MOTIVATORS*** Team Messageboard Holiday word game Hope <em>446</em> Thu, 1 Dec 2016 21:37:46 EST What do you do to get in the holiday spirt! I love to turn on my favorite music for the season. <em>446</em> <em>335</em> <em>335</em> Thu, 1 Dec 2016 21:33:40 EST What are you Thankful for today! I'm thankful today for great friends. Mon, 7 Nov 2016 21:11:46 EST Beach Ball Game <em>298</em> <BR> <BR> Let's get a good old fashioned Beach Ball Game going-it's simple-pass the "ball" on to the next person & let's see how long we can keep it in the air! <BR> <BR> <em>218</em> <em>133</em> <em>298</em> <em>133</em> <em>47</em> <BR> <BR> Tue, 21 Jul 2015 08:36:21 EST Fresh Start for ME and HE My hubby and I each have a lot of weight to take off (over 100 lbs. each). We have always supported each other, the problem is we enable and make excuses for each other too. <BR> We have come to realize this and want to support each other in a good and healthy way. I know this will be a struggle, but I am determaned to do it ! ! <BR> I am hoping that if I have a place to get support for myself, I will be able to stay strong and not make excuses for us. <BR> We have decided that we will star... Mon, 20 Jul 2015 08:59:58 EST How do you celebrate reaching your goals? How do you celebrate reaching your goals? <BR> <BR> I keep track on my workout DVD's when i use them. After I use them for 30 days I get myself a new one. Sun, 19 Jul 2015 08:50:48 EST Scattergories How about we play Scattergories? <BR> <BR> So list... <BR> Things you find at a baseball game. <BR> <link> nerator/ </link> Tue, 2 Jun 2015 12:03:29 EST Sizzlin Summer Recipes. How about we share some Sizzlin Summer Recipes. Thank you Sharon for the idea! Tue, 2 Jun 2015 11:58:07 EST List summer fun actives. How about listing some summer fun? <BR> <BR> Packing a picnic. Sun, 31 May 2015 05:43:37 EST Think your way to bigger muscles Think Your Way To Bigger Muscles <BR> Realease Date: January 19 2015 <BR> <BR> By Dan Peterson, TeamSnap's Sports Science Expert <BR> <BR> <BR> It’s time for your New Year’s resolution action plan. Remember, this is the year that you committed to actually adding resistance training to your workouts. However, maybe you’re not quite ready to jump in and split reps with the big boys at the gym. If only you could just think about working out to get bigger. Along comes our hero, Brian Clark, p... Tue, 3 Mar 2015 11:15:43 EST Valentine's Day Game <em>129</em> <em>38</em> <em>129</em> <em>38</em> <em>129</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Can you guess these famous couples? Earn a heart for each guess & get a little surprise. <BR> <BR> Alas,this famous couple did not have their families blessings. Wed, 4 Feb 2015 08:28:07 EST Motivating Music <em>335</em> Share Your Favorite Music <em>335</em> <BR> <BR> Pharrell Williams - Happy <BR> <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <em>354</em> <BR> <BR> Wed, 21 Jan 2015 10:06:36 EST Thought or the Day Feel free to post your favorite positive quotes or sayings. <BR> <BR> Your life is your garden, <BR> Your thoughts are the seeds. <BR> If your life isn't awesome, <BR> You've been watering the weeds. <BR> ~Author Unknown <BR> <BR> <em>376</em> <em>375</em> <em>377</em> <em>378</em> <em>374</em> <em>126</em> <em>27</em> <em>87</em> <em>67</em> <em>146</em> Sat, 17 Jan 2015 21:31:46 EST Getting to Know You... <em>213</em> Getting to Know You-Getting to know all about you... <BR> <BR> <BR> Each week there will be a question(s) to help us get to know each other a little better.Let's start with the basics-lol. <BR> <BR> 1.Where are you from & where do you reside now? (general info-remember this is a public site) <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Sat, 17 Jan 2015 20:17:52 EST Hot Topics-What Do You Think Hi-do you have an interesting blog or idea to have us think about? Here's the place we can talk about everything & grab a chair & join the conversation. <BR> <BR> What do you think about Vanity Sizing? <BR> <BR> <link><BR>st=what_is_your_true_size </link> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Sat, 17 Jan 2015 20:00:32 EST Resolutions 2015 What resolutions are you making for the New Year? <em>249</em> <em>248</em> Sun, 28 Dec 2014 15:48:49 EST 10 instagram accounts to follow for motivation Here is a link with 10 of the top accounts for fitness motivation for the New Year. <link><BR>stagram-accounts-to-follow-for-fitness<BR>-motivation-s254157.html </link> Fri, 26 Dec 2014 13:29:49 EST Think your self thin Here is an interesting article from Fitness m <BR> Magazine to inspire you in the New Year. <link><BR>tips/motivation/think-yourself-slim/ </link> <em>381</em> Fri, 26 Dec 2014 13:26:22 EST Reach your goals by not focusing on them Here is a TED that I found very thought changing. <link><BR>3p4_4R8 </link> Tue, 16 Dec 2014 08:20:22 EST Blog Check-In Here are some most recently posted blogs- spread some love and support! It might just help you too! <BR> <BR> DID YOU KNOW.... <BR> <BR> "It’s easier to stick with a weight loss plan when you have support, can share tips on diet and exercise and have an exercise buddy, say researchers." <BR> -The American Psychological Association <BR> <link><BR>spx </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>243</em> <em>521</em> <em>306</em> <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> ... Thu, 4 Dec 2014 16:49:46 EST What Holiday foods are you making healthier ? I am planning my Holiday foods and was wondering what foods are you making healthier this year? Sat, 15 Nov 2014 07:13:51 EST FOOD GLORIOUS FOOD! I LOVE eating, I look forward to food it gives me great pleasure. I can easily devour my daily recommended allowance of 2000 calories for women.( And some but rarely do because that would mean gaining weight ) So I aim for the 1400-1500 per day recommended to lose weight on. However I fail so many times simply because I lose my focus during the day and nibble. It doesn't help buying treats and having them stare at you from the cupboard. I bought some chocolate mousse today and ate all of them... Sun, 9 Nov 2014 13:05:10 EST Halloween Treats Give-Away Challenge <em>12</em> Why wait for Halloween to start our "Trick-or Treating" -Let's give out a goodie to a fellow Motivator everyday until the Spooky Day! Happy Treating,Sparkettes! <BR> <BR> <em>422</em> <em>423</em> <em>431</em> <em>419</em> <em>275</em> <em>420</em> <BR> Sun, 19 Oct 2014 10:22:32 EST Shake Dem Bones... alloween Workout Songs <em>422</em> <em>431</em> <em>422</em> <em>431</em> <em>422</em> <em>431</em> <em>422</em> <BR> <BR> Time to get your Shake things up with a little some Halloween songs....if you dare-muhahaha <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> <em>423</em> Thu, 16 Oct 2014 14:04:58 EST Halloween Joke of the Day-Muhahaha See Team Photos... Thu, 16 Oct 2014 13:49:46 EST What do you do in place of binge eating? We have all had those moments when all we wanted to do to calm ourselves down is eat. You know when your world falls apart, you had a big fight, you are sad, sad or you just want to use food as a drug. What are the things or tricks that you do? Sun, 5 Oct 2014 10:12:46 EST Are you a cat or a dog?<BR>eally-are-you-a-cat-or-a-dog#2py4nu4 <BR> <BR> <em>240</em> <em>338</em> Sun, 5 Oct 2014 09:02:18 EST Weight Loss Tips- 24 hints with pictures! <link><BR>out_dieting_pictures_slideshow/article<BR>.htm </link> <BR> <BR> Don't let the link deceive you this slide show of pictures has TONS of great advice! Sun, 5 Oct 2014 08:58:11 EST A CALL to Mothers- Love Yourself First! <link><BR>ll-to-mothers-love-yourself-first-chil<BR>dren-second/ </link> <BR> <BR> “What’s the point of buying rice, if you can’t cook it properly.” ~ Jiro <BR> <BR> I bought the rice, the rice of motherhood, but for a few years, I wasn’t cooking it properly. I was feeding my children uncooked, stale grain. I was starving their spirits to death. <BR> <BR> I didn’t understand that I am the sustenance for their hearts. I am the rice and I am responsible... Sun, 5 Oct 2014 08:57:28 EST Discipline Recently I sent my friend- a Beachbody Coach- a looooong message about feeling like a failure. I told her that I felt like my weight loss was a bit of a puzzle.There were pieces, food, fitness, water intake, motivation, inches, pounds, willpower....and all these pieces needed to be put together in order for my success. <BR> <em>52</em> <BR> <BR> The only problem was, if ONE piece of my puzzle came undone the whole picture seemed to crumble. If I didn't fill up my water gallon I let mysel... Sat, 12 Jul 2014 10:28:18 EST What Should Your Life Motto Be? <link><BR>ld-your-life-motto-be </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 15:48:57 EST Today I lived healthy because I......... I have been using 2 daily mantras for my blog since taking my page offline and working on my consistency. They really have helped me so much keep my eye on the prize and my head in the game so to speak. I thought others might benefit from them too. <BR> <em>521</em> <em>306</em> <em>381</em> <em>386</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>31</em> <em>31</em> <em>31</em> <em>31</em> <BR> Every night I try to remember to post on my blog... <BR> <em>31</em> <em>31</em> <em>3... Sat, 5 Jul 2014 16:44:45 EST Today I will exercise because..... I have been using 2 daily mantras for my blog since taking my page offline and working on my consistency. They really have helped me so much keep my eye on the prize and my head in the game so to speak. I thought others might benefit from them too. <BR> <em>521</em> <em>306</em> <em>381</em> <em>386</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>67</em> <em>67</em> <em>67</em> <em>67</em> <BR> Every morning I try to remember to post on my blog... <BR> <em>67</em> <em>67</em> <em... Sat, 5 Jul 2014 16:44:15 EST SPARK STREAK!!!! What do you want to work on??? Consistency.... <BR> <BR> What do you want to work on every single day???? <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I don't know about you, but I LOVED the idea of Spark Streaks when I first read the book, The Spark. When Chris Downie talked about putting the #1 on a Post-it note and then adding to it every single day he remembered to wake up and exercise 10 mins. He inspired others!!! He realized this was the key to reaching all go... Tue, 1 Jul 2014 07:54:50 EST These 13 Questions Will Tell You Everything..... These 13 Questions Will Tell You Everything You Need To Know About Yourself <BR> <BR> <BR> Very interesting! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ese-questions-will-tell-you-everything<BR>-you-need-to-know </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> It's all about visualizing. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>3</em> <em>3</em> <em>3</em> <em>3</em> <BR> Imagine you’re walking through a desert and you see a cube........ <BR> <BR> Tue, 1 Jul 2014 07:45:54 EST What kind of Summer Fun are you doing today. What kind of summer fun are you doing today? Wed, 25 Jun 2014 09:44:34 EST What is your personal theme song? (quiz) Here is the link to this cool interactive quiz- feel free to post your results :) <BR> <BR> <link><BR>-your-personal-theme-song </link> <BR> <BR> Mon, 9 Jun 2014 10:22:18 EST Patience Is the Key to Happiness (And How to....) Patience Is the Key to Happiness (And How to Cultivate It) <BR> <BR> Posted: 11/14/11 09:06 AM ET <BR> by Allan Lokos,Founder, guiding teacher of The Community Meditation Center, author of "Patience and Pocket Peace” <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>56</em> <BR> For many, the most difficult person to be patient with is oneself. Our pride, persona and ego can feel disrupted and threatened every time we feel we have done less than our best. When ego gains this kind of unhealthy foothold, patience can ... Sun, 8 Jun 2014 11:13:20 EST Transform who you are not just the way you look The Journey (Mary Oliver) <BR> <BR> One day you finally knew <BR> what you had to do, and began, <BR> though the voices around you <BR> kept shouting <BR> their bad advice- <BR> though the whole house <BR> began to tremble <BR> and you felt the old tug <BR> at your ankles. <BR> "Mend my life!" <BR> each voice cried. <BR> But you didn't stop. <BR> You knew what you had to do, <BR> though the wind pried <BR> with its stiff fingers <BR> at the very foundations, <BR> though their melancholy ... Sun, 8 Jun 2014 11:04:33 EST From Limping to Running Never, Ever Give Up. Arthur's Inspirational Transformation! <BR> <link><BR>ZJu448&index=8&list=PLFjCgrsE262MvKVie<BR>5lMVxOZ7pcthMXOM </link> <BR> <BR> Published on Apr 30, 2012 <BR> If this story can inspire someone you know, please share it with them! <BR> <BR> Arthur's story is highlighted from the beginning, in the upcoming documentary, INSPIRED: The Movie. <BR> (Thanks to filmmaker Steve Yu for putting this inspira... Fri, 6 Jun 2014 10:24:13 EST SP member- FATGIRLRUNN <link><BR>TGIRLRUNN </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> If not now, when? <BR> <BR> Weighed 230 lbs in November 2011. Now weigh 140. Lost 70 lbs from November 2011 to November 2012. Hit goal of 90 lbs lost on April 16, 2013. Celebrated one year of maintenance on April 16, 2014. <BR> <BR> Did it all on my own: no fad diets, no paid programs, no nutritionist, no personal trainer! All done with food lifestyle changes, and I took up running in July 2012. <BR> <BR... Fri, 6 Jun 2014 10:23:00 EST Krystal Sanders Weight-Loss Success Story: She Lost 65 Pounds <BR> "I never thought I would be 120 pounds—ever!" <BR> <BR> CLICK HERE to see her before and after pics! <BR> <link><BR>65-pound-weight-loss </link> <BR> <BR> Krystal Sanders <BR> <BR> Before: 185 lbs <BR> After: 120 lbs <BR> <BR> Although she stands only five feet tall, 27-year-old Krystal Sanders was never petite. Growing up, she subsisted on fast food and "anything you could microwave." A size 14 when... Fri, 6 Jun 2014 10:20:54 EST Motivating Articles "I Did It!" Before and After Weight-Loss Success Photos <BR> <BR> <link><BR>success-stories/25-pounds-lost/before-<BR>and-after-weight-loss-success-photos/ </link> <BR> <BR> "I Love My 40s!" <BR> "I wasn't active, and I loved food -- ice cream, burgers, my dad's Hungarian goulash," says Lynne Frumkin, a mortgage banker from Great Falls, Virginia. When she moved to south Florida in her late 20s, Lynne took up aerobics and dropped to 135 pounds, where s... Fri, 6 Jun 2014 10:17:51 EST Motivating Videos and Images This video is SO inspiring! <BR> <BR> Trick Yourself into Finding Motivation to Exercise - By Using Psychology <BR> <BR> <link><BR>7nn_4M&list=PLFjCgrsE262MvKVie5lMVxOZ7<BR>pcthMXOM&index=32 </link> <BR> <BR> Here is a video transcript: <BR> <BR> "I absolutely hate exercise, and there's no way in hell you're going to get me to do it" said Marie, one of my clients. <BR> <BR> At the time, I was trying out personal training to see if It could be a ... Fri, 6 Jun 2014 10:16:06 EST Motivating Quotes "I don't workout because I hate my body....I workout because I LOVE IT" <BR> <em>209</em> Fri, 6 Jun 2014 10:14:10 EST Daily MOTIVATION- 6/6/14 This is a short article from WIKIHOW. <BR> <BR> I LOVE wikihow, because they keep things short and sweet. <BR> <BR> There may be some topics you have already heard, but hey, we all could use some reminding sometimes <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> "How to Motivate Yourself to Lose Weight" <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> from <link><BR>-Lose... Fri, 6 Jun 2014 10:06:14 EST Welcome to the MOTIVATION- Daily Motivation Board **formerly the Fitness board*** (don't worry we will still post some fitness stuff all over this team) <BR> <BR> Hello Sparkettes! This board with be dedicated some daily motivation to keep you going WHENEVER YOU NEED IT! <BR> <BR> Many of us check into this team to do what else- be motivated!!! So, be sure to check back here each day for something that may inspire you to keep on fighting the food fight! Topics can include: popular books, health issues, SHOUT OUTS! to fellow SP members, or... Fri, 6 Jun 2014 10:01:25 EST ****NEW TEAM GOALS***** <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> What do you want to work on??? <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Do you want to work on some NUTRITION GOALS? <BR> -eating more fruit and veggies <BR> -posting some meals for others to see and encourage us on <BR> -advice on the latest nutrition information? <BR> -recipes? <BR> <BR> Do you want to work on FITNESS GOALS? <BR> -Daily challenges of strength training reps <BR> -A wa... Wed, 4 Jun 2014 07:48:44 EST June time to Jazz it up. It is already June where does time go. Time to switch thing up or as my husband said put a little jazz into everything. So what are you doing to Jazz things up in your life? Sun, 1 Jun 2014 16:30:24 EST Mental Roadblocks to Losing Weight <em>30</em> <em>40</em> <em>20</em> <em>2</em> <em>39</em> <em>46</em> <em>28</em> <em>29</em> <em>24</em> <em>334</em> <em>234</em> <BR> <BR> Here is a link to the article <link> e-Thoughts-Stop-Weight-Los s-29247997 </link> <BR> <BR> It's not just about putting in time at the gym and eliminating certain foods; your mental state has a huge influence on whether you hit your weight-loss goals. Old thought patterns can seem unbreaka... Tue, 27 May 2014 12:31:26 EST 50 Fun Summer Activities That Burn 50 Calories 50 Fun Summer Activities That Burn 50 Calories <BR> <BR> <link><BR>mmer-activities-burn-50-calories_n_353<BR>0330.html </link> <BR> <BR> The arrival of summer sparks our romance with the outdoors. Whether it's a simple stroll at dusk, or a bike ride to the beach for a picnic, this season seems to motivate us to play, explore and move in ways winter simply cannot. Even quick bursts of activity that we may not consider exercise can be fun ways to get ou... Wed, 21 May 2014 14:23:59 EST If your life was a book what would it be??? Sometimes I think I am the real-life Bridget <BR> <BR> <em>246</em> <em>149</em> Wed, 21 May 2014 14:19:02 EST The Flaws and All We love to get you know you guys- flaws and all!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> Lyrics to a song: <BR> <BR> I'm a train wreck in the morning <BR> I'm a b--- in the afternoon <BR> Every now and then without warning <BR> I can be really mean towards you <BR> <BR> I'm a puzzle yes indeed <BR> Ever complex in every way <BR> And all the pieces aren't even in the box <BR> And yet you see the picture clear as day <BR> <BR> I don't know why you love me <BR> And that's why I love you <BR> You catch me when I... Wed, 21 May 2014 14:10:24 EST Hello my name is and I am addicted to....Life! A cute twist on the ol' AA group introductions except a positive spin. <BR> <BR> What positive, amazing, and uplifting things are YOU ADDICTED to? <BR> <BR> <BR> Just post <BR> <BR> Hello my name is ___________ and I am addicted to _______________ Fri, 9 May 2014 15:16:11 EST Exercise Modifications A Bridge is a beginning move to prepare yourself for a squat. You can find a bridge demo right here: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>es.asp?exercise=153 </link> Fri, 9 May 2014 15:13:28 EST How to Love Yourself- Some Steps that You May... <link> </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> Found this online today. Lots of cool stuff to practice!! <BR> <BR> <em>204</em> <BR> <BR> How to Love Yourself <BR> Edited by Arielle Consoli, Sara, Lily A, Ben Rubenstein and 101 others <BR> <BR> We spend so much time waiting to be loved, hoping love will find us, searching, yearning for that special love. Feeling empty and lost without it. Wanting someone to give us love and fill us up. Unfortunately, that’s not usually... Mon, 5 May 2014 20:29:31 EST 52 Day count down to Summer It is 52 days until summer begins. Post some thing every day that you are doing to get ready for the change of season. New workouts, clothes, vacation plans, clean out closets or anything that you are doing on that day in preparation for those summer days. Thu, 1 May 2014 00:35:47 EST dream vacations Do you have a dream place you would like to visit or have already visited? Please share. Fri, 25 Apr 2014 16:25:53 EST April- Easter/Spring Flower Give Aways! Hi all! <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>448</em> <em>449</em> <em>450</em> <em>449</em> <em>451</em> <em>452</em> <em>449</em> <em>453</em> <BR> I thought it would be nice to pass along some easter eggs to our fellow motivators. <BR> <BR> And instead of all those candies inside- maybe we can give a nice inspirational quote when they "crack" open their egg!! <BR> <BR> <em>451</em> <em>453</em> <em>452</em> <em>451</em> <em>453</em> <em>452</em> <em>451</e... Fri, 11 Apr 2014 18:02:26 EST Sad? Happy? Some Thoughts on Emotional Eating Do you eat when sad? <BR> <em>46</em> <BR> <BR> Happy? <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Do you eat when worried? <BR> <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> Embarrassed? <BR> <em>2</em> <BR> <BR> Overwhelmed? Angry? <BR> <em>40</em> <em>28</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>386</em> <em>381</em> <em>220</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> There are some solutions to emotional eating: This article addresses some ways to conquer the emotional response! <BR> <BR> <link> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 17:45:46 EST Getting those 10,000 steps! <link><BR>io/walking/how-to-use-a-pedometer-to-g<BR>et-10000-steps/?page=2 </link> <BR> <BR> The weather is getting nicer! <BR> <em>67</em> <em>67</em> <em>67</em> <em>67</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Time to start walking! <BR> <em>311</em> <em>311</em> <em>311</em> <em>311</em> <em>311</em> <BR> <BR> How to Get to 10,000 Steps <BR> More and more doctors and fitness experts recommend walking 10,000 steps every day as a ... Wed, 9 Apr 2014 16:11:27 EST Fitness Videos First attempt at a fitness video, I shot it with my phone so that's why its so narrow. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5639648 </link> <BR> <BR> Sorry if any terminology is wrong or anything like that. I was aiming for demonstration anyway. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>243</em> <em>306</em> <em>381</em> <em>386</em> Tue, 4 Mar 2014 15:46:16 EST The AMAZING Upper Body <em>23</em> <em>34</em> <em>323</em> <em>317</em> <em>326</em> <em>325</em> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> Lots of people SAY they are working their upper body, but sometimes things get ignored! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>40</em> DID YOU KNOW.... <BR> <BR> <BR> Your upper body is not just's NECK, CHEST, SHOULDERS, and BACK too! <BR> <BR> <BR> Even your "arms" can be categorized into biceps AND triceps... <BR> <BR> <BR> <link> Tue, 4 Mar 2014 14:44:25 EST Welcome! Introduce Yourself Questionnaire Even if we already know ya! <BR> <BR> name <BR> <BR> age <BR> <BR> location <BR> <BR> profession/studies <BR> <BR> how long have you been sparking? <BR> <BR> have your read The Spark book? or The Spark Solution? <BR> <BR> who is one of your favorite celebrity fitness personalities? <BR> <BR> have you ever joined a gym? how was it? <BR> <BR> favorite exercises <BR> <BR> favorite healthy beverage <BR> <BR> favorite movie <BR> <BR> favorite fruit or vegetable <BR> <BR> Most in... Tue, 4 Mar 2014 14:35:17 EST Spring is a time for RENEWAL! Only about 16 more days till spring...what are somethings you would like to RENEW about yourself? <BR> <BR> Do you want to.... <BR> <BR> start some new habits? <BR> read a new book? <BR> dedicate more time to something you used to love? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> What will make your inner plant blossom and grow?? <BR> <BR> <em>125</em> <em>146</em> <em>87</em> <em>214</em> <em>184</em> <em>126</em> <em>374</em> <em>375</em> <em>376</em> <em>377</em> <em>378</e... Tue, 4 Mar 2014 14:27:50 EST Foods that derail you What do you do about foods that derail you from your goals? <BR> If I am really hungry and have to shop for food I then limit the food to only what is on the list. I call it the buying limit and tell myself I have no time for "shopping". I also take the check out lane where I can put my back to all the goodies. Wed, 26 Feb 2014 08:23:47 EST Have you seen signs of Spring? <em>434</em> Sun, 23 Feb 2014 18:15:28 EST Pump you Up Work Out Songs Post your favorite songs that make you feel good ... <BR> <BR> Beautiful-Carole King <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> <em>335</em> <em>204</em> <em>335</em> Sat, 1 Feb 2014 22:04:51 EST Spread the Spark Challenge This is a simple one-each day stop by a team members page & leave a goodie or comment. <BR> <BR> <em>224</em> Sat, 1 Feb 2014 04:39:57 EST Give Me a Way To Go! <em>381</em> <em>26</em> <em>381</em> <em>26</em> <em>381</em> <BR> <em>381</em> <em>26</em> <em>381</em> <em>26</em> <em>381</em> <BR> <em>381</em> <em>26</em> <em>381</em> <em>26</em> <em>381</em> Sat, 1 Feb 2014 04:31:37 EST Feburary~ Loving You Challenges <em>26</em> <em>26</em> <em>26</em> <em>26</em> <em>26</em> <em>26</em> <em>26</em> <em>26</em> <em>26</em> <BR> <BR> This month we are going to be challenged to "love" ourselves ...are you ready??? Let's Go... <BR> <BR> Challenge # 1- <BR> <BR> List 3 things you like about yourself. <BR> <BR> <em>224</em> Sat, 1 Feb 2014 04:28:28 EST It's that time hearts are everywhere! <link><BR>y/NutritionCenter/HealthyDietGoals/Hea<BR>rt-Healthy-Valentines-Day-Tips_UCM_322<BR>023_Article.jsp </link> <BR> <BR> Here are some <BR> Heart-Healthy Valentine's Day Tips for you and your beloved sweetie pie ....or even for just YOU and your beloved heart! <BR> <BR> <em>26</em> <em>26</em> <em>26</em> <em>129</em> <em>129</em> <em>129</em> <em>255</em> <em>255</em> <em>494</em> <em>494</em> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 11:12:46 EST The Pain Game Room-Share your tips~ <em>24</em> Let's face it-most of us -at one time or another-have dealt with pain issues. Share your thoughts-tips and anything else you like ...Here's a great Spark Article to get us started. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>_articles.asp?id=508&page=2 </link> <BR> <BR> No Pain = BIG Gain <BR> Is Your Exercise Program Wearing You Out? <BR> <BR> -- By Jen Mueller, Certified Personal Trainer <BR> We’ve all heard that a combination of diet and regular exercise is ... Wed, 22 Jan 2014 10:39:11 EST 380 Tips to Keeping Life Simple The book Keeping Life Simple- 380 Tips and Ideas by Karen Levine has been sitting on my shelf forever. <BR> <BR> With a tip a day for more than a year I thought I could share one a day to help us de-stress and well..KEEP LIFE SIMPLE! Fri, 17 Jan 2014 14:09:01 EST 30 Challenges for 30 Days of Growth 30 Challenges for 30 Days of Growth- <BR> <BR> Scientists have suggested that, with a little willpower, it takes roughly 30 days for a person to form a new habit.  As with mastering anything new, the act of starting and getting beyond the preliminary stage where everything feels awkward is 80% of the battle.  This is precisely why it’s important to make small, positive changes every day over the course of at least a 30 day period. <BR> It’s like the old saying:  “How do you eat an elephant? ... Tue, 14 Jan 2014 08:22:49 EST Favorite work out DVD I was just looking at the college video web site for a new work out DVD's and was wondering if any one has gotten some thing new that they love. Please share. Wed, 8 Jan 2014 22:11:04 EST New/old foods What new or old foods have you tried and now like? <BR> <BR> My husband has suddenly realized that he likes celery, raw. He has been home the last few weeks and grocery shopping with me. I kept buying celery and wasn't out of it. I told him I love it raw when it is really fresh and only the outside green ones. I then cook with the older stuff and the inside yellowish ones.. Guess what he realizes that I am right after all these years and he is eating stalks and stalks of celery. "... Wed, 8 Jan 2014 22:09:03 EST How do you not give up... How do you keep from giving up on your New Year resolutions? <BR> I was just reading that the 6th of January is the most depressing day of the year because that is when people feel like they have let them selves down. <BR> <BR> I say I am not giving up to myself from the moment I awake to the moment I fall asleep <BR> <BR> So please everyone share how you keep moving on. <BR> Wed, 8 Jan 2014 21:58:24 EST What is working for you! My husband has lost over 70 since August on the Eat 2 live diet. He can't believe it. So I was wondering what other people are doing that is working. I do feel everyone has to find there own path for reach there goals. So please share what is working for you. Thu, 2 Jan 2014 20:18:35 EST New things for a new year What new thing do you want to try for the new year? <BR> workouts, foods, learn, read, arts/crafts, <BR> <BR> I love new things and have yet to decided what it is going to be this year. Guess I have been too busy with company here. Any suggestions? Fri, 27 Dec 2013 07:22:45 EST Baby steps for Big change in 2014 What small steps are you going to take to reach your goals in 2014? <BR> I am going to use a workout challenge calendar for the month of January. Not sure if I will just check off the days or maybe look for some stickers to put on it. <em>334</em> Fri, 27 Dec 2013 07:16:26 EST Healthy Party Foods What healthy party foods do you make or are taking with you this season? <BR> <BR> We seem to do being bean dips and vegetables. It is filling for us and is slow to eat. <BR> Sun, 8 Dec 2013 17:37:58 EST December challenge on gifts to yourself..... What gift for better health did you give yourself today? <BR> <BR> I know that is a busy time of year and we all get caught up doing for others. So take a moment and focus on doing something good for yourself. <BR> <BR> Today I did 10 minutes of quiet meditation. Sun, 8 Dec 2013 17:19:55 EST What to do after... Being knocked down by the stomach flu? Today is the first since Thursday that I have been able to keep solid food down. Yesterday was a victory for liquids. Hubby came home from work early Friday and canceled travel plans yesterday because I was a wreck...this is probably only the 2nd, maybe 3rd time, I've been this sick in our nearly 25 years together. <BR> <BR> Now that I feel a little more like joining the ranks of the vertical, I want to be smart when it comes to diet and exercise.... Sun, 8 Dec 2013 13:50:50 EST Migraine anyone? Good morning! Couldn't sleep so I thought I would check in. Trying to fight off a migraine. Hopefully I caught it early enough. It seems I have had more recently since starting a healthier eating and exercise routine. <BR> <BR> My gut is telling me I am not drinking enough water because I am not eating any foods that would usually trigger one. Do any of you deal with migraines and, if so, what do you do ( besides medication) to ease the pain? My go-to is an ice pack and a caffeinated ... Sun, 1 Dec 2013 07:25:46 EST Holiday for Heroes Project <em>445</em> <em>232</em> <em>460</em> <em>232</em> <em>445</em> <em>232</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Each year the Red Cross collects cards between October and early December and then distributes them to military installations, veterans hospitals, and other locations. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>d/holiday-mail-for-heroes </link> <BR> <BR> There are several ways to be part of the Holiday Mail for Heroes program. In addition to sending cards on your... Mon, 11 Nov 2013 08:13:49 EST Holiday Survival Tips & Hints The holidays are fast approaching....share your tips on enjoying them without losing your cool or staying on track. <BR> <BR> One tip that works for me is to get support. Sometimes we just need to talk to a friend or buddy, and get some support and motivation to resist the holiday temptations. <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> <em>104</em> Sat, 2 Nov 2013 07:39:50 EST November Attitude of Gratitude Challenge This month we stop to remember all the things we are thankful for- your challenge is to share something you are thankful for each day. <BR> <BR> I am thankful for you! <BR> <BR> “At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.” — Albert Schweitzer <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> Fri, 1 Nov 2013 11:03:01 EST Quiz Central.. Ready to take a quiz ... <BR> <BR> What should you be for Halloween? There are honestly WAY too many options. Luckily, you’ve got us on your side to help you narrow down all those fun costume ideas! Take this quiz to see what kind of creature you should become this October 31st! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>stume-ideas-quiz/ </link> <BR> <BR> My result...Something Spooky! <BR> You get a real kick from the dark side, so celebrate your wild streak with a super ... Mon, 7 Oct 2013 06:47:59 EST Sarge's Halloween Torture Chamber Muahahahahaha <em>333</em> Welcome to Sarge's Halloween Torture Chamber. We will doing some grueling challenges this month - oooh the pain. Join us if you dare. <BR> <BR> This week's challenge - 25 squats daily - oooh the pain, feel the burn. <BR> <BR> You can do it - strengthen those legs to out run the Halloween Zombies. Wed, 2 Oct 2013 09:41:45 EST Uplifting Stories With all the bad news that surrounds us every day it is hard not to feel like there is no a lot of good things left in the world. Feel free to post your "feel good" stories here. <BR> <BR> Brotherly Love - what a wonderful, feel good story <BR> <BR> <link><BR>-gift-running-disabled-brother-8C11296803 </link> Tue, 1 Oct 2013 07:05:07 EST Halloween Trivia Challenge Earn a pumpkin for each correct answer...prizes will be awarded on Halloween.I'll keep track ... <BR> <BR> Question #1 <BR> <BR> <BR> Every year Linus van Pelt waits for the Great Pumpkin to arrive. Who waits with him? <BR> <BR> <em>147</em> <BR> Tue, 1 Oct 2013 05:42:31 EST 31 Day "Pump"You Up Challenge We are going to "PUMP"-kin you up -oh ya! Get your Tricks ready as we scare away those pounds and Treat ourselves to a some goodies . <BR> <BR> Stop by each day and complete the day's challenge....if you dare....there are prizes. <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> Oct.1st~ Treat Yourself to a manicure...and earn extra points if you try some "Glitter polish" <BR> <BR> Post what color you choose....I did white with a purple glitter top coat ...for a ghostly feel-lol. <BR> <BR> <em>423</em> <B... Mon, 30 Sep 2013 12:15:56 EST Muhahaha- Halloween Jokes & Fun Ideas <em>422</em> <em>189</em> <em>465</em> <em>3</em> <em>147</em> <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> Share your Fall/Halloween ideas here....crafts.costumes..and of course jokes! <BR> <BR> My easy lighted basket.....(picture in team pics). I had an extra pumpkin basket....a strand of leaves & a few extra lights ....*poof* a magical fall decoration! (Takes about 10 minutes to do) <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 11:57:04 EST The Pumpkin Patch~ Share your Fall Recipes <em>147</em> <em>147</em> <em>147</em> <em>147</em> <em>147</em> <em>147</em> <em>147</em> <em>147</em> <em>147</em> <BR> <BR> This is such a great time of year -pumpkins...apples...soups....yummmmm! Share your favorite recipes & ideas here. Mon, 30 Sep 2013 11:46:32 EST Spark Wheel Spin...Happy or Sad? The Great Spark Wheel is sometimes tricky about giving out it's treats-lol. What did you spin today? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>347</em> <em>431</em> <em>224</em> <em>347</em> <em>431</em> <em>198</em> <em>347</em> <em>431</em> <em>234</em> <em>347</em> <em>431</em> <em>334</em> <em>38</em> <em>347</em> <em>100</em> <em>431</em> <em>38</em> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 11:33:02 EST Virtual Fall Foliage Walking Tour <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <BR> <BR> Join us as we tour New England this October. Meet up at Sami's place in New York City Monday and we will start our adventure! We will combine our fitness minutes each week and see how far we get.Our 1st destination will be Boston,Ma.-218 miles. We will be stopping along the way to visit the sites & fall festivals. <BR> <BR> How it works~ ... Sat, 28 Sep 2013 22:33:53 EST "Have a Seat" Fitness Corner Do you sit at a desk all day? Are you confined to a chair? Do you struggle with mobility issues? Then this is the place to get motivated &moving. Post your favorite Chair-Workouts . <BR> <BR> Let's start out with Coach Nicole's 11-Minute Chair Cardio Workout <BR> <BR> About this Workout <BR> This short and simple cardio workout will elevate your heart rate to burn calories and fat in just minutes! <BR> <BR> • Length: 11 minutes <BR> • Equipment: None <BR> • Type of Workout: Cardio (aerobi... Tue, 24 Sep 2013 07:23:20 EST Getting To Know You~ Today's Motivator is.... Stop by and see who we are going to "visit" today....don't forget to leave a little something when you drop by. <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> Sept. 23rd~ <BR> <BR> KathyJo56- This amazing lady has lost 200 pounds with SP- <em>242</em> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>THYJO56 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>380</em> <em>223</em> <em>247</em> <em>285</em> <em>345</em> <em>236</em> Mon, 23 Sep 2013 07:38:09 EST What I Learned on Sparks Today Share with us what you learned today-there are so many great articles-blogs & tips out there... <BR> <BR> <em>58</em> <em>150</em> Mon, 2 Sep 2013 06:25:45 EST Sparktacular September Step-It -Up Challenge Are you ready to step it up? Post your fitness minutes for the week....and at the end of the month win prizes for...Consistency and Goals Met. We are all at different fitness levels- start where you feel comfortable... <BR> <BR> Cut & Paste <BR> <BR> Week 1-Sept.1st-7th <BR> <BR> My Goal - <BR> Week's Total- <BR> <BR> Week 2- Sept.8th-14th <BR> <BR> My Goal - <BR> Week's Total- <BR> <BR> <BR> Week 3- Sept 15th-21st- <BR> <BR> My Goal - <BR> Week's Total- <BR> <BR> <BR> Week 4 Sept... Mon, 2 Sep 2013 06:14:17 EST Back To School Quiz Challenge Did you know SP offers quizzes to test our knowledge ???? We will post one a day-they are a great way to learn & earn a few SP Points... <BR> Post your results for each quiz-and win a gold star! <BR> <BR> Sept.2nd~ <BR> <BR> Are You A Smart Snacker? <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ent_questions.asp?quizid=70 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>58</em> Mon, 2 Sep 2013 05:46:39 EST Sparktacular September Back to School Challnge <em>150</em> It's that time of year again-this month's challenge is to try something new! <BR> There are so many great benefits of learning new things! Check out my blog to find out a few... <BR> <BR> <link><BR>urnal.asp?id=SAMI199 </link> <BR> <BR> Week #1- Think about just what it is you have always wanted to try....a new hobby-a new sport-maybe <BR> a learning about a county you've always wanted to go to...the possibilities are limitless! <BR> ... Sat, 31 Aug 2013 17:18:26 EST Gold Star Give-Away Challenge <em>8</em> <em>8</em> <em>8</em> <em>8</em> <em>8</em> <em>8</em> <em>8</em> <em>8</em> <em>8</em> <BR> <BR> Remember how proud we were to get that gold star on our homework....let's pass out a few of our own! The challenge is simple- <BR> <BR> 1-Pass out the gold stars & remind a team mate what a great job they are doing! <BR> <BR> 2- Share your A+ moments & tell us any other Sparkettes we should "reward". <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>8</em> <em>8</em> <em>8</e... Sat, 31 Aug 2013 14:08:16 EST WOM Club-Working On Me Join us in making "WOM" a focus of our daily routine. Share your thoughts,ideas & tips here-together we can motivate each other to be the best that we can be in every way! <BR> <BR> Today's Tip... Listen to your favorite music-I always feel happier-and ready to get out there & move it with a song playing. <BR> <BR> <em>276</em> <BR> <BR> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 06:10:36 EST Sparktacular Coach Nicole' Fitness Videos/Articles Stretching Should Not Be Missing In Action <BR> Easy Moves that Keep You in the Game <BR> -- By Nicole Nichols, Fitness Instructor <BR> <BR> <link><BR>_articles.asp?id=67 </link> <BR> <BR> The Best Desk Stretches <BR> <BR> Coach Nicole gives tips on how to improve your posture in just five simple stretches. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>-detail.asp?video=22 </link> Thu, 15 Aug 2013 05:15:54 EST Spark People News & Highlights Hi! there are so many things to do & see here in Sparkland-we can't possibly keep up with it all-so-share anything you find that you would like to share... Sat, 10 Aug 2013 06:18:26 EST August 's Applause Corner Let's put our hands together & applaud each other's achievements & milestones! Tell us what you are doing,or what someone else has done to motivate you... <BR> <BR> <em>224</em> <em>380</em> <em>243</em> <em>244</em> <em>242</em> <em>248</em> <em>345</em> <BR> <BR> Wed, 7 Aug 2013 04:04:54 EST Fitbit Any fitbit users out there on the MOTIVATORS team?? <BR> <BR> I would love to add you for some more cheering on! Fri, 2 Aug 2013 11:29:09 EST Thank You! I have stopped by to say thank you to the amazing, fearless leaders of the ***MOTIVATORS*** team! For a long time I was an active member. Recently, despite my spiratic-at-best "attendance" on SP, they have never given up on me! It means so much that you haven't forgotten me! I logged on to the warm fuzziness of goodies and encouragement. I am still working out and sort of eating well. I wish I had more time to spend with sparklers, 'cuz you are the MOST supportive people! Love yas! Dee Tue, 30 Jul 2013 21:19:50 EST New Feature on SP - Best Change Ever - A Must Read This is the most awesome thing to hit SPARK ever, read link below, make sure to read the whole article to see if this is right for you (there is no reverse button). It manipulates your calories that you need according to your workouts, no more doing the math ourselves. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>st=new_feature_calorie_ranges_based_on<BR>_fitness_tracking </link> <BR> <BR> SPARK is <em>345</em> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 16:18:54 EST " How I Spent My 60 Seconds Today:" What did you spend 60 Seconds doing today? (Challenge listed above)) <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>12</em> Tue, 9 Jul 2013 08:57:12 EST 60 Second Fitness Wellness Challenge <BR> <em>12</em> 60 Second Makeover Challenge <em>12</em> <BR> <BR> We are all busy but we can change our lives one minute at a time. <BR> <BR> Choose AT LEAST ONE of these 60 second activities each day but try to fit in as many as you can – after all, it’s only one minute at a time! Remember you can do any activity as many times as you like through the day! <BR> <BR> <em>104</em> Energy boost: take 60 seconds to exercise -Do what you feel comfortable with-we all... Tue, 9 Jul 2013 08:55:13 EST How did you learn about SparkPeople? <em>38</em> I am always surprised that people haven't heard about Spark People-How did you first learn about us? My sister suggested it to me & I owe her big time! <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> Tue, 9 Jul 2013 08:12:16 EST Inspiration & Motivation Corner Hi! There are so many truly inspirational stories out there-share your finds here with us... <BR> <BR> I'm starting us out with our team "sister" ~INDYGIRL's video - <BR> <BR> "I Lost 100 Pounds & Found Hope" <BR> <BR> <link><BR>detail.asp?video=115 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>345</em> Sun, 7 Jul 2013 14:44:57 EST July - Fireworks Challenge~ July - Fireworks Challenge~ <BR> <BR> Spread the Spark-let's have the biggest-most Sparktacular Fireworks Show ever seen in Sparksland! <BR> <BR> Check in for the "spark of the day" & pass it on -post the number of fireworks you set off each day & the winner will receive an all expense trip to Paris!!! (or a really cool goodie-lol) <BR> <BR> July 1st- <BR> <BR> <em>283</em> <em>283</em> <em>283</em> <em>283</em> <em>283</em> <em>283</em> <em>283</em> <em>283</em> ... Sun, 30 Jun 2013 18:40:18 EST FOUR by FOURTH follow-up What were your four by the 4th? <BR> <BR> <em>232</em> <em>283</em> <em>232</em> <em>283</em> <em>232</em> <em>283</em> <em>232</em> <em>283</em> <em>232</em> <em>283</em> <em>232</em> <em>283</em> <em>232</em> <em>283</em> <BR> <BR> How ya doing on them?? Thu, 27 Jun 2013 09:32:55 EST Laughter is the Best Medicine... <em>246</em> Share your jokes & funny moments here, <BR> <BR> Here's few <BR> <BR> A bank is a place that will lend you money, if you can prove that you don't need it. <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> Did you know that dolphins are so smart that within a few weeks of captivity, they can train people to stand on the very edge of the pool and throw them fish? <em>14</em> <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 06:44:15 EST This builder was REALLY motivated! <link><BR>l=0 </link> <BR> <BR> Received this from a non-SP friend. Had to share with you! <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> Sun, 9 Jun 2013 12:45:42 EST Getting Fit by Getting Outside It's that time again- summer! <BR> <BR> <em>67</em> <em>67</em> <em>67</em> <em>67</em> <em>67</em> <em>67</em> <em>67</em> <em>67</em> <em>67</em> <em>67</em> <em>67</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> How are you getting fit by getting outside?? Sat, 8 Jun 2013 16:44:50 EST Four by the Fourth Challenge <em>283</em> This Challenge is to make 4 goals you want to reach by the 4th of July! <em>283</em> <BR> <BR> List your goals & record your progress each day or week so we can support & motivate each other. <BR> <BR> Cut & Paste- <BR> <BR> My 4 by the 4th Goals <BR> <BR> 1.Lose ____ Pounds (or maintain goal weight) <BR> <BR> 2. Work Out ______ Minutes _____times a week. <BR> <BR> 3. Eat ____ servings of Fruits/Veggies a day. <BR> <BR> 4. Drink ____ glasses of water a day. <BR> <... Sun, 2 Jun 2013 07:11:04 EST Spread the Spark We will list a positive note of support every day-send it to a team member & ask them to pass it on... <BR> <BR> June 2nd~ <BR> <BR> “The elevator to success is out of order. You’ll have to use the stairs… one step at a time.” - Joe Girard <BR> <BR> <em>206</em> <em>381</em> <em>386</em> <em>224</em> Sun, 2 Jun 2013 06:49:16 EST June Blog Challenge Give a shout out for a blog that inspired you-taught you something knew-or just made you feel like we are all in this together.... <BR> <BR> <em>243</em> <em>150</em> <em>220</em> Sat, 1 Jun 2013 17:53:15 EST Give Me a We can Do It! <em>381</em> <em>298</em> <em>381</em> <em>298</em> <BR> <em>381</em> <em>298</em> <em>381</em> <em>298</em> <BR> <em>381</em> <em>298</em> <em>381</em> <em>298</em> <BR> <em>381</em> <em>298</em> <em>381</em> <em>298</em> Sat, 1 Jun 2013 17:50:13 EST SP Game-Unscramble the Words Below are some jumbled up words and short phrases. See how long it takes you to solve the puzzles (answers are below with a short explanation). <BR> <BR> Hint: Each word spells out a major SparkDiet principle, one that’s proven to make a difference in weight loss success. Keep these principles in mind as you make your nutrition and fitness choices this week. <BR> <BR> Answers in article-link below- <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ion_articles.asp?id=430 </link> ... Wed, 29 May 2013 05:09:14 EST SKINNYPOWELL1 on Spark Radio !!! <em>244</em> <em>243</em> <em>345</em> <em>242</em> <em>250</em> <BR> <BR> Our very own SkinnyPowell has been asked to be on Spark Radio!!!!!! <BR> <BR> They will be interviewing her live on May 9th at 8:45 pm.- more details to follow about the air date. <BR> <BR> How exciting ! Congratulations,SK-we are so proud of you! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>io.asp </link> Wed, 8 May 2013 10:50:39 EST How I lost my goal weight by. ___________ This is something I started in my free writing time. I created a Word Document entitled "How I lost 100lbs by MPETERSON2311" as if I were writing an advice column or featured in the next Spark book or something. <BR> <BR> Every time I do something consistently, make a success, or even ah "ah-ha I could learn from this moment" I've added it to the word document as if I've already reached my goal. <BR> <BR> It's a good way to cheer yourself on. <BR> <BR> <em>185</em> <em>321</em> <BR>... Thu, 2 May 2013 15:51:13 EST Message Removed Message Removed Wed, 1 May 2013 18:53:23 EST May Motivator of the Day Get to know the team-we will feature a Motivator each day. Stop by their page & let them know we are cheering them on all the way! <BR> <BR> Say hello to ROSES17. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>SES17 </link> <BR> <BR> Lottie lives in eastern NC. She is majoring in Horticulture as well as being a Master Gardener for the county. Happily married for 23 years she also enjoys cooking & reading. Check out her pictures & see the beautiful flowers. <BR> <BR> <em>... Wed, 1 May 2013 08:11:56 EST Healthy Food Ideas and Recipes I wanted to start this thread in our NEW "Healthy Living" forum (thanks for changing that Sami!) so we could swap ideas on healthy snacks, recent news we've read, healthy recipes, etc. <BR> <BR> I must tell you from this last shopping trip I am finding MORE and MORE that I want to snack on that is healthy and good for me. <BR> <BR> Hummus and carrot sticks- who knew! <BR> <BR> Healthy Choice frozen Greek yogurt is divine at only 100 calories. <BR> <BR> I also discovered crab sticks at a ... Wed, 24 Apr 2013 15:58:36 EST What a Wonderful World-Share your Joys Spread the positive-joyful things that are happening in your life. <BR> <BR> <em>224</em> <em>437</em> <em>432</em> <em>188</em> <em>280</em> <em>224</em> Wed, 17 Apr 2013 05:47:10 EST Fitness Tips We can always learn something to help us along the way-post any tips that are helping you. <BR> <BR> This is a good video-check it out... <BR> <BR> <BR> 3 Tricks to Burn More Fat in Less Time <BR> <BR> <link><BR>detail.asp?video=24 </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> Fri, 12 Apr 2013 10:35:52 EST Fitness Video of the Day Sparks has a fantastic video library-post your favorites & earn 3 spark points for each one you watch! <BR> <BR> Basic Chair Leg Strengthening ~This is great for those of us who sit at work & beginners. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>detail.asp?video=21 </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>224</em> Mon, 8 Apr 2013 15:50:34 EST What healthy choices will you make today? I thought we could list some plans and goals we have each morning <BR> <BR> Today I plan on calling some gyms and asking about child care Tue, 2 Apr 2013 11:49:07 EST 10 Ways to STOP the Emotional Eating Urge 10 Ways to STOP the Emotional Eating Urge Before the Food Enters Your Mouth <BR> <BR> <em>40</em> <em>2</em> <em>39</em> <em>46</em> <BR> <BR> 1. Get to your nearest computer, writing pad, envelope, napkin, etc. and WRITE DOWN what you are feeling. It doesn't have to be complete sentences. The words don't even have to have a reason behind them, just get it out. This can also be done while speaking into a recorder, webcam, etc. as well if you are too emotional to write. <BR> <... Mon, 1 Apr 2013 22:14:31 EST Pass the Spark Game Pass the Spark Game - <BR> <BR> Leave a comment on a team member's page saying- <BR> <BR> ' It only takes a Spark to get a Fire going- pass it on...' <BR> <BR> You can add any emoticons or message,too. <BR> <BR> Post the daily number of Sparks you pass & the month's winner will be awarded a prize!!! <BR> Record them by cutting & pasting my next entry-or just leave your weekly totals. it's all good. <BR> Let's start a Bonfire-spark by spark! Mon, 1 Apr 2013 08:25:33 EST Just HOW FAR have you come? This is one of my new favorite motivational images by Sparkpeople. <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> <BR> <BR> Here's a link to where I posted it on my blog: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5296457 </link> <BR> <BR> It says "The reason why people give up is because the focus on how far they have to go instead of how far they've come" <BR> <BR> So this thread is a bit of self-bragging rights. <BR> <BR> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> Just HO... Fri, 22 Mar 2013 17:20:44 EST Freggie Tales-tell us your favorite Freggie tips Hi-Name a fruit or vegetable (alphabetically) and tell us how you like to eat it-recipes or anything you like.... <BR> <BR> A-Apples I like them any way you can think of-my favorites are Galas & Mac's. <BR> <BR> <em>180</em> Thu, 21 Mar 2013 05:56:02 EST Springtime ABC Game Name something about Spring.... <BR> <BR> A-April Showers <em>257</em> <em>126</em> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 06:42:54 EST The Self-Comp assionate Diet by Jean Fain Coming soon!! <BR> <BR> Here is a link for more information. <BR> <BR> About the Author: <BR> <link><BR>html </link> <BR> <BR> Q&A: <BR> <link><BR>cles/2010/12/23/jean_fain_discusses_he<BR>r_self_compassion_diet/ </link> <BR> <BR> Loving Yourself (don't worry its not another diet...that word makes some people shudder) <BR> <link><BR>lf-compassion-diet/4-a-335945 </link>... Sat, 16 Mar 2013 18:14:24 EST Are You Lucky? What do you think about "luck"-do you have a lucky charm? Have you ever "Hit the Jackpot"? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>137</em> Fri, 8 Mar 2013 07:18:31 EST Pass the Shamrock Pass the Lucky Shamrock-and spread some Motivator's Magic. <BR> <BR> Each time you receive a <em>137</em> send one to a team member & ask them to do the same. <BR> It won't be long & we'll be covered in four-leaf clovers-lol. <BR> <BR> <em>137</em> <em>188</em> <em>137</em> <em>188</em> <em>137</em> <em>188</em> Fri, 1 Mar 2013 07:10:41 EST My Body Pledge of Allegiance-Sign & Share My Body Pledge of Allegiance: <BR> <BR> Today, I vow to start loving my body – no matter how I am feeling, how I look, and wherever I am in my journey. <BR> <BR> I promise to stop the self- criticism, negative self talk, and to be present in each moment to stop and acknowledge my negative thoughts, and how I am feeling. This will help me realize that almost everything my inner critic says is not true, and to change my beliefs. <BR> <BR> I pledge to never again to participate in a barrage... Thu, 28 Feb 2013 21:10:19 EST Ongoing Getting to Know you Thread I'm sure you all have seen those quizzes that some people post questions and answers in messages, blogs, and maybe even as comments on pages. <BR> <BR> This thread is designed to accompany that but in a forum team member format, so others can read more about each other too! Who knows how many things we have in common but we just haven't discovered it yet? <BR> <BR> The rules are simple: <BR> <BR> 1. answer the question from the post before you <BR> <BR> 2. post a question for the next on... Thu, 28 Feb 2013 12:39:27 EST What has kept you on Sparkpeople for so long? If a new member was ready to give up and leave the site what would tell them to try to make them stick around? <BR> <BR> I would say that getting involved in a team is one of the best things I've ever done! Wed, 20 Feb 2013 13:41:28 EST Self Esteem Self Esteem - this is sometimes an uphill battle for lots of us, but mentally, it has a great deal with our eating habits! <BR> <BR> <em>204</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> How do you raise your self-esteem? Wed, 20 Feb 2013 13:39:44 EST The scale aside...What makes you feel healthier? My scale has been seriously making me mad lately... <BR> <BR> but on a positive note <BR> <BR> My jeans are baggier! <BR> <BR> <em>9</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> What makes you know your are getting healthier?? Either scale related or not! Wed, 20 Feb 2013 13:36:58 EST Motivator's Soup -Off-share your recipes here... <em>4</em> Soup just hits the spot this time of year- share your favorite soup recipes. <BR> <BR> <em>284</em> <em>485</em> <em>291</em> <em>267</em> <em>258</em> <em>481</em> <em>481</em> <em>4</em> <em>224</em> Tue, 19 Feb 2013 06:40:55 EST Spark Articles of Interest-Find Tips & Advice Please share any articles or videos that you find helpful. <BR> <BR> This is a great article on walking. <BR> <BR> Walking Workouts with Intervals <BR> Training Programs for Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced Walkers <BR> -- By Nicole Nichols, Fitness Instructor <BR> <BR> <link><BR>_articles.asp?id=1221 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>311</em> Fri, 15 Feb 2013 13:19:29 EST Personality Trait Game A-Z Write one personality trait about yourself using the letter that follows the previous post. <BR> <BR> I'll go first <BR> <BR> A- Accepting Tue, 12 Feb 2013 21:26:02 EST Anxiety- What Gives?! Hello Sparkettes! <BR> <BR> The first mental health issue I would love to dive into is- anxiety. We all have it, we all must learn to deal with it, and interestingly enough, it CAN be linked to food and exercise habits . <BR> <BR> <em>15</em> <em>265</em> <em>315</em> <BR> <BR> So, in this thread feel free to spill what makes your stomach turn flips (whethers its only once and awhile or even DAILY) and what tends to give you the hibby-jibbies as well as what has worked for you ... Mon, 11 Feb 2013 15:14:24 EST I Need Help!!!! - Some Friendly Advice Hello fellow MOTIVATORS! <BR> <BR> Sami and I discussed that we should do something to our "Introduce Yourself/Newbies" Forum. We love getting new members, but we also want them to be active in our team so we can all help each other reach our goals and keep the motivation flowing. <BR> <BR> In this thread, we want to make a go-to advice column for how to make SparkPeople work for you! Explain how you stayed as long as you have, or what makes you keep coming back! <BR> <BR> This way our ne... Mon, 11 Feb 2013 10:21:07 EST SparkPeople Success Stories Check out some of the motivating success stories ... <BR> <BR> <link><BR>aking_news_sparkpeople_members_on_the_<BR>today_show </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <em>243</em> <em>242</em> <em>345</em> <em>381</em> <em>252</em> Mon, 11 Feb 2013 04:30:28 EST Maintaining Your Weight Loss Have you reached your Goal Weight? Share your thoughts & tips on being a " Maintaining Motivator" <BR> <BR> 5 Secrets of the 5% <BR> <BR> <link><BR>s_articles.asp?id=423 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>248</em> <em>380</em> <em>244</em> <em>243</em> <em>205</em> <em>248</em> Mon, 11 Feb 2013 04:23:58 EST Pampered Motivators- Did you spoil yourself today? Pamper Yourself -You deserve it & You are worth it! Let us what you did here- We're always looking for new ideas.Here's a couple to get you started... <BR> <BR> <em>375</em> Give yourself flowers. <BR> <BR> <em>102</em> Take a power nap. <BR> <BR> <em>149</em> Read a good book or magazine. <em>203</em> <BR> <BR> <em>190</em> Use your fancy dishes. <BR> <BR> <em>346</em> Dress up in something that makes you feel Beautiful. <BR> <BR> <em>68</em> Go Play <BR> <B... Wed, 6 Feb 2013 07:10:05 EST * Virtual Fitness Tour Tracker* Post weekly fitness minutes here. <BR> <BR> <BR> Please cut & paste ~ <BR> <BR> Please Cut & Paste- Winter Weeks- <BR> <BR> <BR> Week # 1 - Feb.11-16th <BR> <BR> Week #2- Feb.17-23rd <BR> <BR> Week #3 Feb.24- Mar.2rd <BR> <BR> Week #4 Mar.3-9th <BR> <BR> Week # 5 Mar.10-16th <BR> <BR> Week #6 Mar. 17-23rd <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Wed, 6 Feb 2013 06:47:07 EST Fond of Me February List one thing you like about yourself everyday this month. It can be physical, virtue, character,or anything you love about you!. <BR> <BR> <em>304</em> Holly ( HEAVYHEART73) for this - <BR> <BR> <em>212</em> Fri, 1 Feb 2013 13:59:02 EST VIRTUAL FITNESS TOUR CHAT ROOM Here's the place to get together-ask questions -tell us about your town-or just take a break-Have Fun.. Map posted in Team Photos... <BR> <BR> Check out the Team Photos-post your own -we'd love to see where we're going-lol. <BR> <BR> "The Team" <BR> <BR> Evelyn in Atlanta, GA (MADAMES) <BR> Anne from Tulsa, OK (REILIEGH) <BR> Josie Spokane, Washington (Josie2013) <BR> Sami-New York,New York (Sami199) <BR> Lottie -Kinston,NC (ROSES17) <BR> Sarge Skinny -Virginia beach,Va (SKINNYPOWELL1) ... Fri, 1 Feb 2013 06:17:36 EST &#9835; Motivating Music &#9835; Share your favorite workout-feel good music here. <BR> <BR> <em>276</em> <em>335</em> <em>276</em> <em>335</em> <em>276</em> <em>335</em> <em>276</em> <em>335</em> <em>276</em> Fri, 1 Feb 2013 06:03:37 EST Pass the Heart Game I am going to send you a heart & you pass it on a team mate you DON"T know very well-yet. <BR> Ready -Set-Go!!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>129</em> <BR> Fri, 1 Feb 2013 05:14:53 EST Team Party! <em>235</em> <em>236</em> <em>244</em> <em>335</em> <em>354</em> <em>410</em> <em>235</em> <BR> <BR> Come on in-dance-sing & celebrate!!! <BR> <BR> <em>335</em> We are Family <em>335</em> <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> <em>354</em> <em>355</em> <em>356</em> <em>185</em> <BR> <BR> Fri, 25 Jan 2013 06:57:43 EST No Excuses-How do you get Motivated? Share your tips & experiences here-what does it take to get off the couch & moving? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>224</em> <em>243</em> <em>380</em> <em>189</em> <em>248</em> Mon, 21 Jan 2013 04:52:32 EST Newbie from Texas I'm Christy (christyjs) from the great state of Texas. I'm 49 years of age and have started and stopped every diet on the face of the Earth. I'm happily married with two grown children and one grandson. I'm starting 2013 committing to a new lifestyle with SparkPeople! Tue, 8 Jan 2013 10:54:31 EST New Members Introductions Tell us a little about yourself...what do you like to be called- <BR> <BR> <em>235</em> <em>235</em> <em>235</em> <em>235</em> <em>235</em> <em>235</em> Sun, 6 Jan 2013 15:44:31 EST &#9835; Share Your Favorite Songs &#9835; Music is one of the best motivators-share your favorite songs ... <BR> <BR> <em>276</em> <em>335</em> <em>276</em> <em>335</em> <em>276</em> <em>335</em> <em>276</em> <em>335</em> <em>276</em> Sun, 6 Jan 2013 15:39:35 EST &#10032; Motivating Motivators &#10032; Give a Shout Out here to Motivators that are doing a Sparktacular job motivating you! <BR> <BR> This year's 1st Motivating Motivator is MPeterson2311 !!!! <BR> <BR> <em>242</em> <em>244</em> <em>243</em> <em>345</em> <em>285</em> <em>205</em> <em>279</em> <em>304</em> <em>220</em> Sun, 6 Jan 2013 15:31:47 EST Spread the Spark (>'o')> &#9829; <('o'<) Let's motivate each other & other spark people. <BR> <BR> Send a goodie or comment on someone's page each time you Spark. You will really make a difference! <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <BR> <BR> Fri, 4 Jan 2013 06:34:27 EST ABC Spark Game-Name Sparking Things Name something having to do with Sparking... <BR> <BR> A- Attitude Tue, 1 Jan 2013 17:22:21 EST Read a Blog Challenge The challenge is to read 3 blogs a week & leave a comment. It is a good way to get to know each other better & share our experiences. I encourage you to try your hand at writing a blog-it's easier than you may think.Here's some tips.... <BR> <BR> Using Your Blog at <BR> Blogging Basics for SparkPeople Members <BR> -- By Jen Mueller, SparkPeople Community Leader <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ion_articles.asp?id=1239 </link> <BR> <BR> We will be ... Tue, 1 Jan 2013 17:14:05 EST Hello All Hello Sparkers <BR> I am back for 2013. I took a long spark break and now I want to reboot and get this <BR> new year started off right. I am looking for support to get started again and I will return the favor to all my new spark buddies!! <BR> Visit my spark page and I will do the same, <BR> Think Positive!! <BR> <BR> Debbie Fri, 28 Dec 2012 12:28:22 EST Talking to Yourself- Seriously <em>204</em> <BR> <BR> What we tell ourselves is IMPORTANT- Take a few minutes each day to give yourself a pep talk. <BR> Stop in for a daily affirmation... <BR> <BR> Dec.27th <BR> <BR> I am starting today with a fresh page-no guilt about holiday calories-Today is a New Day!!!! Thu, 27 Dec 2012 06:47:44 EST Pass the Fruitcake We are going to be having some new & different Fitness Challenges when SkinnyPowell returns from after the 1st of the year.Until then let's pass around the Fruitcake to keep us on our toes. <BR> <BR> Just pass the Fruitcake to another team member & ask them to do the same! <BR> <BR> <BR> &#65288;*&#65342;&#65342;&#65289;/~~~~&#<BR>9678; <BR> <BR> Heads Up! Pass the Fruitcake to the next Motivator! <BR> <BR> <em>35</em> <BR> <BR> Wed, 26 Dec 2012 20:58:42 EST Spark Articles & Helpful Tips We are all working & sometimes by trial & error finding new ways to make this easier. Please share your thoughts & ideas-together we can do this! Feel free to post any articles or videos you like,too. <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> <em>224</em> <em>250</em> <em>189</em> <em>304</em> Wed, 26 Dec 2012 20:03:49 EST Motivation in a Minute Stop by for a Motivational Thought to Start your Day! <BR> <BR> <BR> "It is never too late to be what you might have been." — George Eliot <BR> <BR> I love this quote-think about what it is YOU want to be-there is no stopping you! <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> Wed, 26 Dec 2012 19:57:02 EST Was the Spark Wheel Naughty or Nice? How many points did you spin today? <BR> <BR> I had a Good Wheel 20/7 <BR> <BR> <em>304</em> <em>347</em> Wed, 19 Dec 2012 07:18:26 EST Christmas Party Time-Come on in! <em>446</em> <em>236</em> <em>389</em> <em>442</em> <em>443</em> <em>445</em> <em>460</em> <em>335</em> <em>236</em> <BR> <BR> Come to our Motivator's Family Christmas Party! Bring your favorite Christmas treats. There will be music & games & gifts galore! See you there! <BR> <BR> <em>335</em> <link> </link> <em>335</em> <BR> <BR> When~ all week long-it's an open house-drop by any time! <BR> Where~ Right here...=D <B... Tue, 18 Dec 2012 05:35:44 EST New Year's Goals <em>411</em> <em>412</em> <em>107</em> <BR> <BR> We should start thinking about setting our goals for 2013- <BR> <BR> Take some time to review how 2012 went-and how you will approach the next 12 months. <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> <em>381</em> <em>381</em> <em>381</em> <em>381</em> <em>381</em> Mon, 17 Dec 2012 10:31:53 EST Christmas Cookie Time What would Holidays be without Cookies??? <BR> <BR> Give out a calorie-free cookie & pass it on- Post your cookie giveaway totals here each day & win the Motivater's Cookie Queen Award! <BR> <BR> <em>495</em> <em>443</em> <em>495</em> <em>443</em> <em>495</em> <em>443</em> <BR> <BR> Send the cookies any way you want. <em>20</em> Wed, 12 Dec 2012 07:51:41 EST Countdown to Christmas-get your daily surprise =D Stop by each day for a holiday surprise!!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>201</em> <em>118</em> <em>201</em> <em>118</em> <em>201</em> <em>118</em> <em>201</em> <em>118</em> <em>201</em> <em>118</em> <em>201</em> <em>118</em> <em>201</em> <em>118</em> Tue, 11 Dec 2012 06:31:26 EST These are a few of my favorite things... I love to hear all about how other's celebrate the holidays. Share your favorite things here-songs-memories-gifts-movies-cookie recipes-anything you like. <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>211</em> <em>460</em> <em>335</em> Tue, 11 Dec 2012 04:25:23 EST Message Removed Message Removed Fri, 7 Dec 2012 22:28:19 EST Hello All I joined this team because my favorite part of logging on to Sparkpeople is team huddling, commenting on blogs, welcoming others, and giving some goodies out. Community is everything here- love it! Wed, 5 Dec 2012 14:53:47 EST Have you gotten a good book lately? I am now able to read again and just wondering what people are reading. <BR> Please tell us about the book. Type of book, length and why you like it so much. <BR> I'm game for kids, how to's, fiction... any thing goes as long as you enjoy it. <BR> Thanks Tue, 27 Nov 2012 23:39:08 EST Holiday Wish List~ What do you really want today? Here's your chance to think about what you really want-today. You never know when Santa just might make an early stop by your Sparkpage-HoHoHo. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>446</em> <em>144</em> <em>446</em> <em>144</em> <em>446</em> <em>144</em> <em>446</em> Mon, 26 Nov 2012 07:49:55 EST Tips on how to stop overeating Here is an article I found on tips on how to stop overeating. Hope it's helpful during this stressful season!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>t-loss-tips/tips-how-stop-overeating?c<BR>m_mmc=Spotlight-_-1109484-_-11192012-_<BR>-6-Proven-Tricks-to-Prevent-Overeating-hed </link> Tue, 20 Nov 2012 08:18:13 EST Holiday Time-Don't Gobble till you Wobble. <em>429</em> <em>429</em> <em>429</em> <em>429</em> <em>429</em> <em>429</em> <em>429</em> <em>429</em> <em>429</em> <BR> <BR> Share your tips & secrets for making it through the holidays without extra "Padding" <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> Fri, 2 Nov 2012 07:52:15 EST Sarge Skinny's Fitness Challenge Join us as we Move It-Move It! <BR> <BR> Nov. 1st~ <BR> <BR> Dance with the Peanuts! <BR> <BR> Flash Beagle <BR> <BR> <link><BR>feature=related </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>335</em> <em>338</em> <em>335</em> <em>338</em> <em>335</em> <em>338</em> <em>335</em> <em>338</em> <em>335</em> <BR> Thu, 1 Nov 2012 14:11:38 EST Food Drive Bank <em>227</em> <em>227</em> <em>227</em> <em>227</em> <em>227</em> <em>227</em> <BR> <BR> Please Do Not Post Here- Post your weekly fitness points and we will deposit them for you-thanks! <BR> <BR> Sami~ Thu, 1 Nov 2012 12:44:15 EST Goodie Giveaway-every 5th person gives a goodie . This is easy- Every 5th person gives a goodie to a team member...have fun! <BR> <BR> I'll start with 1. <BR> Thu, 1 Nov 2012 03:31:12 EST Spread the Spark- Holiday Style One of the best ways to get motivated is to reach out to other Sparkers.I'll suggest a way to do just that every week,or of course we can do our own thing.. Post a "I Love SP" emoticon <BR> to inspire all of us. <BR> <BR> Week 1~ Read a 1st Blog-here is a link where you can find them. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>.asp </link> <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> <em>252</em> <em>252</em> <em>252</em> <em>252</em> <em>252</em> <em>252</em> Thu, 1 Nov 2012 03:19:36 EST November's Goals-Share yours here=D Please share your goals for the month of November. If there is any time of the year we need to stay focused-this is it. We can do it!!!! Thu, 1 Nov 2012 03:10:10 EST Halloween Virtual Party <em>236</em> <em>218</em> <em>419</em> <em>335</em> <em>147</em> <em>181</em> <em>354</em> <em>240</em> <em>333</em> <BR> <BR> When~ 10/31-all day <BR> Where~ sami199's Blog <BR> <BR> Costumes suggested-(Post your costume as your profile picture for the day-it's all fun & games & of course virtual-so be whatever your heart desires!) <BR> <BR> We need~ Music -what are your favorite songs? <BR> <BR> Spooky Snacks- What are you bringing? muhahahahaha (virtuall... Tue, 23 Oct 2012 02:38:49 EST Halloween E-Cards-find the code words for prizes! <em>419</em> <em>419</em> <em>419</em> <em>419</em> <em>419</em> <em>419</em> <em>419</em> <em>419</em> <em>419</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> We are 9 days away-muhahahaha. I'm posting a Halloween E-card for you to view-the code word is included. <BR> <BR> Check in everyday for your secret code-Sparkmail it to me and you will be entered into the Grand Prize Halloween Contest! <BR> Have fun & may the best ghoul win! <BR> <BR> <link> Mon, 22 Oct 2012 09:26:35 EST Halloween Quizzes-Dare you to take all of them... Are You Spooky or Kooky??? <BR> <BR> <link><BR>kyquiz/ </link> <BR> <BR> Do tell us.... <BR> <BR> I'm Spooky-muhahahaha! <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>333</em> <em>38</em> <em>424</em> <em>38</em> <em>419</em> <em>38</em> <em>423</em> Tue, 16 Oct 2012 07:16:22 EST Halloween/Fall Word Game A- AppleCider <BR> <BR> <em>271</em> Tue, 16 Oct 2012 07:03:37 EST ****MOTIVATORS FOOD DRIVE **** <em>465</em> <em>426</em> <em>427</em> <em>429</em> <em>428</em> <em>147</em> <em>191</em> <em>220</em> <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> We will be having a Food Drive starting November 1st- and we need YOU! The Motivators will make a donation based on the fitness minutes you earn.The number of fitness minutes you "Donate" in our "Bank" will be converted into dollars.(I'm working on the conversion rate-lol) <BR> Please help us make this holiday season a healthy & happy on... Fri, 12 Oct 2012 07:11:18 EST *****UPCOMING FOOD DRIVE*** <em>465</em> <em>426</em> <em>427</em> <em>429</em> <em>428</em> <em>147</em> <em>191</em> <em>220</em> <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> We will be having a Food Drive starting November 1st- and we need YOU! The Motivators will make a donation based on the fitness minutes you earn.The number of fitness minutes you "Donate" in our "Bank" will be converted into dollars.(I'm working on the conversion rate-lol) <BR> Please help us make this holiday season a healthy & happy on... Fri, 12 Oct 2012 07:07:38 EST Stress~Busters~ Unload What's Stressing You Out... Are you feeling stressed out? This time of year can be a challenge,to say the least. Please feel free to share & support each other here. Positive attitudes are great,but so is an understanding ear & a hug. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>223</em> <em>220</em> <em>271</em> <em>276</em> <em>174</em> <em>254</em> <em>247</em> <em>381</em> <em>198</em> <em>24</em> <em>40</em> <em>46</em> <em>247</em> Mon, 8 Oct 2012 07:03:14 EST TEAM HUDDLE PUMPKIN PATCH Hi! This is where your pumpkins are growing...good luck & may yours be The Great Pumpkin! <BR> <BR> <em>303</em> Do NOT Post Here- <em>304</em> <BR> <BR> REGILIEH <BR> <BR> <em>147</em> <em>147</em> <BR> <BR> KYLIESCHELLE <BR> <BR> <em>147</em> <em>147</em> <em>147</em> <em>147</em> <em>147</em> <BR> <em>147</em> <em>147</em> <em>147</em> <em>147</em> <em>147</em> <BR> <em>147</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> PURLSOFWISDUM <BR> <BR> <em>147</em> <BR> <BR> SUSANSERENE <BR... Tue, 2 Oct 2012 17:33:44 EST HALLOWEEN HUDDLE CONTEST JOIN IN THE FUN! You will receive a Pumpkin for each day you huddle with the MOTIVATORS each day in October. Prizes for the top three “Huddlers” <BR> <BR> <em>431</em> <em>244</em> <em>419</em> <em>306</em> <em>147</em> <em>104</em> <em>431</em> <em>205</em> <em>422</em> Mon, 1 Oct 2012 07:25:28 EST Moviie Madness-can you guess with 3 clues? Guess the Movie Character from the following clues- <BR> <BR> I am tall. I just want to find a friend. I do not care for fire. <BR> <BR> <BR> (good luck!) <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>272</em> <em>40</em> <em>38</em> <em>419</em> <BR> <BR> Answer- <BR> <BR> <link><BR>feature=relmfu </link> Mon, 1 Oct 2012 05:34:03 EST 31 days of Halloween~ Tips-Reci pes~Ideas Halloween costumes need not be expensive or store-bought. This is a link to start your creative juices flowing. Muhahahahaha. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>Store-Costume-Ideas.htm </link> <BR> <BR> <em>419</em> <em>419</em> <em>419</em> <em>419</em> <em>419</em> <em>419</em> <em>419</em> <em>419</em> Mon, 1 Oct 2012 05:00:32 EST Halloween Costume Contest I love dressing up & seeing what everyone else is wearing! Please tell us ,or better yet,show us your favorite get-ups! Kids,grandkids & pets welcome. <BR> <BR> Post your Pictures in the team Photos section-we will have a contest starting on October 21st <BR> to vote for the Best costumes-more on that later. <BR> <BR> To add photo-Click on PHOTO- underneath the Huddle bar-then hit add photo-select photo from your files-add comment if you like. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>388</em> <em>423</em> ... Sun, 30 Sep 2012 21:20:57 EST Move It to Spooky Songs 10 minutes/day -Dare You! I have been "Moved " to change this to a Sppoky 10 minute workout spot. Dare You to join in-muhahahaha-We ain't fraid of no spooks! <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>423</em> <em>335</em> Sun, 30 Sep 2012 20:58:30 EST Hi Woot! New to this team but not to spark as I've been on the site before and had a number of different user names. I chose Chef when I returned nere some time ago because I wanted to utilize more of the spark recipe resources to inspire me to cook at home more. But I'm not a chef lol. Found this team and love motivation in any form. Nice to meet you all. Thu, 27 Sep 2012 03:27:32 EST Hello from the Jurassic Coast Hi, just wanted to say thank you for the spark goodie! Glad to be part of this team and looking forward to chatting with you. <BR> <BR> I'm a Mum of two grown up children and have been a member of SP for 5 years now. Which of course means that I am lean and trim doesn't it? Erm. well. no. Drifted away from it for several years but I'm back and it's helping already - I feel much more aware of where I'm going wrong and what I'm doing right. I think my 900-calorie dinner the other night might h... Fri, 21 Sep 2012 09:29:11 EST Halloween Trivia Game Each day there will be a question about Halloween. Keep track of your scores & there wil be a Treat for the winner(s).The answer will be posted the following day. Good Luck. <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>333</em> <em>58</em> <em>431</em> <BR> <BR> Question # 1 <BR> <BR> In 'It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown', which character writes a letter to the Great Pumpkin? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Tue, 18 Sep 2012 04:48:33 EST Trick or Treat Challenge There are only 44 days until Halloween & so mucn to do! <BR> Your challenge- <BR> <BR> Leave a treat on a friends page & share a Sparks "trick" that works for you here. Have fun & <BR> be spooky... <BR> <BR> <em>422</em> <em>419</em> <em>333</em> <em>423</em> <em>147</em> <em>420</em> <em>249</em> Tue, 18 Sep 2012 03:46:37 EST Word Game ~ All you do is change one word... <BR> <BR> <BR> Fall Season <BR> <BR> Wed, 12 Sep 2012 18:06:56 EST Pass the Football Pass the Football to another Sparker ... <BR> <BR> Post the # of Balls thrown each day-theSparker with the most Passes will win a Trophy! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>281</em> <em>281</em> <em>281</em> <em>281</em> <em>281</em> <em>281</em> <em>281</em> <em>281</em> <em>281</em> <BR> <BR> <em>209</em> <em>208</em> <em>279</em> Mon, 3 Sep 2012 12:17:46 EST Getting To Know You We have the most incredible Sparkers on the team-take a few minutes & visit a team members will be surprised to learn more about our Sparkettes. Leave a goodie or comment to let them know you stopped by.. <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> <em>213</em> <em>213</em> Mon, 3 Sep 2012 12:02:00 EST These are a few of my Favorite Fall things... Fall is here! Share with us your favorite fall activities,recipes, & everything else you love about the best season of the year! <BR> <BR> <em>465</em> <em>147</em> <em>465</em> <em>147</em> <em>465</em> <em>147</em> <em>465</em> <em>147</em> <em>465</em> <BR> Mon, 3 Sep 2012 11:53:51 EST Positivity Challenge~ The idea is simple-share anything positive here. Stories-videos-songs-anything that made you <BR> feel good.We all need an extra dose of "warm fuzzies" these days.right? <BR> <BR> Mon, 3 Sep 2012 08:33:49 EST Did you see this my friends? Editor's Choice today, and I BELIEVE IT! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ion_articles.asp?id=1012 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> Thu, 30 Aug 2012 22:41:19 EST Member's 411 -Questions & Information Hi! this is a place to ask any questions you may have about the team or SparkPeople. If we don't know-we will find someone who does-lol. Please,leave your suggestions -it's your team & we aim to please. Check in often for Spark tibits! <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Mon, 20 Aug 2012 07:24:11 EST Just Post It-Post It Visual reminders really work! Grab the Post it notes & write positive messages to place where you will see them. Share yours here-we love to read them . <BR> <BR> <em>386</em> <em>244</em> <em>243</em> <em>205</em> Fri, 10 Aug 2012 05:47:16 EST Motivator's Word Game List a motivational word alphabetically~ <BR> <BR> A~ Achievements <em>248</em> Sat, 4 Aug 2012 20:25:50 EST Go for the Gold In the spirit of the Olympics Let's give it our all & go for the gold. <BR> <BR> Events- Today - August 12th <BR> <BR> <BR> Give it everything you've got for the next 11 days. Leave a <em>285</em> for each day. <BR> <BR> Gold Trophies will be awarded on the 13th <BR> <BR> - <em>209</em> <em>209</em> <em>109</em> <em>109</em> <em>208</em> <em>279</em> Thu, 2 Aug 2012 01:15:05 EST Welcome Committee Challenge Booch6 has set the example of a Motivator at her best by making sure to "meet" new Sparkers. <BR> <BR> The Welcome Committee's challenge is to visit a new Sparker's page & leave a comment or goodie once a week (or more). <BR> <BR> You can find newbies at the on the Community Message Boards-Introduce Yourself <BR> <BR> <link><BR>oard_topics.asp?imboard=14 </link> <BR> <BR> Post a <em>235</em> for each newbie you meet.Thanks for spreading the Spar... Mon, 30 Jul 2012 02:12:02 EST Summer CheerLeading Camp Come One-Come All - <BR> <em>321</em> <em>215</em> <em>321</em> <em>215</em> <em>321</em> <em>215</em> <em>321</em> <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <BR> <BR> We are going to be working out our Cheering Muscles-WooHoo! <BR> <BR> Program~ Huddle with Team-3x/week <BR> ~ Post on team Topics 3x/week <BR> ~ Send out a <em>244</em> to a team mate 3x/week <BR> <BR> This is going to be more fun than Band Camp-lol <BR> <BR> <em>321</em> <em>215</em> <em... Thu, 28 Jun 2012 06:25:27 EST Questions-Ask the wise & wonderful Wizard of Spark There is a wealth of information here on just about everything. If you have a question-ask here. If the Wizard doesn't know we'll find out for you. (Pay no attention to the Sparker behind the curtain-lol) If you have found something cool-let us know about it- So..we're off to see the Wizard-the Wonderful Wizard of Sparks. <BR> <BR> <em>58</em> <em>38</em> <em>213</em> <em>189</em> <em>437</em> <em>150</em> <em>188</em> <em>244</em> <em>38</em> Wed, 27 Jun 2012 16:26:42 EST Team Input Requests Hello,Motivators! We love this team,because of all of you. Please, feel free to let us know your thoughts & desires regarding the things you'd like to see happening here.New ideas are always welcomed. <BR> <BR> We also want to celebrate your milestones-please leave your SparkVersary date,& anything else that calls for a party. Don't be shy-2Hams loves a good party! Thanks,Sparkettes! <BR> <BR> <em>303</em> <em>220</em> <em>285</em> <em>306</em> <em>304</em> <em>205</em> <em>252</em> ... Fri, 22 Jun 2012 04:20:20 EST Jammin' June Ahhh June~ This month is so full of activities-weddings,graduations,vacations-<BR>all sorts of are we going to stay true to our plan & enjoy the festivities,too? <BR> <BR> Share your ideas-thoughts-recipes & anything else you care to share... We can help each other do it! Mon, 4 Jun 2012 09:02:55 EST Merry June- We are almost 1/2 way to The holidays---let's start early-give yourself or a teammate a gift everyday this month!!! I love presents -yippee!!!! Let us know what you're giving or have been given.(We may need to borrow your ideas-lol) <BR> <BR> <em>144</em> <em>19</em> <em>445</em> <em>407</em> <em>144</em> <em>19</em> <em>218</em> <em>19</em> <em>214</em> Fri, 1 Jun 2012 07:14:59 EST Are You Ready to Party???? I am---let us know if you have a birthday-Sparkversary-or any event that calls for a celebration this month! <BR> <BR> <em>236</em> <em>244</em> <em>236</em> <em>242</em> <em>236</em> <em>224</em> Thu, 31 May 2012 07:26:04 EST You might be a Sparker if... Share the things that reflect how you are totlally a "Sparker" these days. Wed, 23 May 2012 07:02:59 EST VICTORIES-We want to hear all about yours! We are here to support each other & cheer you on! Please let us know when you reach a goal-or know something we should be celebrating-feel free to brag about each other,too. We all get motivated watching YOU ! <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> Thu, 17 May 2012 06:19:47 EST Goodie Give Away This game is a great way to get to know each other by visiting other spark pages and giving support, motivation and encouragement to team members. <BR> Each person posts the next number in order. If your number contains 2 or 3 of the same digits placed together, you give a goodie to someone on our team. <BR> For example: if you get 11, 44, 122, 333, 2444 etc. you give a goodie! <BR> <BR> I'll start us off-1 <BR> <BR> Sun, 13 May 2012 20:47:51 EST May's Make it Happen Challenge Hi! This month we are focusing on making it happen-No excuses-No Giving Up-SkinnyPowell1 has been putting a smiley face sticker on her calander for each day she meets her goals. i love this! It is up to you what your goals for each day will be-just give it your all & let us cheer you on. <BR> Give yourself credit for each day of May. <BR> <BR> <em>306</em> <BR> <BR> Cut & paste ) <BR> <BR> MAY 1- <BR> May 2 <BR> MAY 3 <BR> MAY 4 <BR> MAY 5 <BR> MAY 6 <BR> MAY 7 <BR> <BR> ******** <BR>... Wed, 2 May 2012 10:37:44 EST Never Quit Pledge Please read The Never Quit Pledge & sign here or blog it- <BR> <BR> Today, I promise I will not quit. <BR> I pledge that no matter, how many ups and <BR> downs I pass through, <BR> I will continue on my journey. <BR> I pledge to make a NEW START today, <BR> and forgive myself for my past, <BR> and to stop being so critical of myself. <BR> I pledge to take control of myself, <BR> To Stop making excuses, <BR> And stop blaming other people or situations. <BR> I pledge to treat myself... Mon, 30 Apr 2012 15:21:31 EST Discuss Amongst Yourselves Hi! This is the place to discuss the things that are on your mind,Anything topic(-GP rated ) <BR> Ideas for the team-shout out for members-questions-compliants or just wacky thoughts. <BR> <BR> <BR> I'm starting with my ongoing battle with sugar-a major trigger for me. It is such a struggle... <BR> Do you think it is a true addiction? If it is I tend to think giving it up completely is what I'll have to do.***Deep sigh** All I know is I'm tired of the lack of control I have... <em>198</em>... Thu, 12 Apr 2012 17:06:42 EST Non-Scale Victories-Share yours... We all know the scale can be a fickled little bugger...what are the other ways you know you are becoming lean & mean-lol. <BR> <BR> <em>104</em> Mon, 9 Apr 2012 07:50:55 EST Spring into Action Challenge <em>257</em> <em>87</em> <em>67</em> <em>126</em> <em>313</em> <em>172</em> <BR> <BR> Spring has Sprung...early for some of us...soon for others...this month let's work on putting some miles on our sneakers...try to get outside & enjoy nature in all it's glory.Track how many days each week you do something outdoors-speed doesn't matter-it will be good for our behinds & our mental health. Take the kids-take the dog-take you're better half-or escape aall of them & go by your self-lol.T... Wed, 4 Apr 2012 16:27:39 EST Weigh ~Ins Start Weight ~228 <BR> <BR> Start Weight of Challenge ~ 224 <BR> <BR> Today's Weigh~in ~220 <BR> <BR> Aug Goal Weight~200 or less <BR> <BR> Ultimate Goal Weight~ 140~150 <BR> <BR> 2 pd Rid of Sat, 31 Mar 2012 08:09:12 EST April Goals & Dreams Can you believe April is almost here! What are your plans for the month? Thu, 29 Mar 2012 13:54:28 EST thoughts when a 1/2 gallon seems right Today's thought from Hazelden is: <BR> <BR> The cause is hidden, but the result is known. <BR> --Ovid <BR> <BR> We know it's coming before we do it. Our boy[girl]friend dumps us and we devour the ice cream. We don't get the promotion so we head for the bar. We have a fight with our spouse and treat ourselves to a new leather jacket - at his or her expense. We decide that because we're feeling bad anyway, we might as well take full advantage of it. We figure the worse we feel, the more entit... Wed, 28 Mar 2012 07:28:10 EST Lucky Charms... <em>137</em> <em>244</em> <em>440</em> <em>224</em> <em>438</em> <BR> <BR> you believe in it? Are you "Lucky' Have you ever won a big prize? do you have a Lucky charm ? <BR> <BR> Thu, 15 Mar 2012 10:41:26 EST March Mission I'mPOSSIBLE SUEAZZI posted a wonderful blog about looking at things in a positive way. take a moment to check it out @ <BR> <BR> <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=4765462 </link> <BR> <BR> Let's make this our mission Sue said-" find ways to turn difficulties into opportunities. I try to look at problems from different angles, step out of my comfort zone, and challenge myself with new ventures. I will focus on what I can do, rather than what I cannot do,... Fri, 2 Mar 2012 13:14:20 EST March Madness We focus on the Positive here,but there are those times when the thought of another carrot stick or the sight of the dreadmill is going to send you over the edge....Here's a place to VENT-it's ok to be ...well...unmotivated-lol. <BR> <BR> I'll share what has been driving me crazy lately.... The subtle putdowns that some people (no names,please) dish out...example..."I just do not understand how she let herself get so heavy-oh, I don't mean you,dear." Really???? Am I exempt as long as I'm ... Fri, 2 Mar 2012 08:30:03 EST Did you hear this one? Share a funny ... Hi! A laugh a day keeps the doctor away....Jokes-Stories-Videos-Pictures (post in photos) <BR> <BR> <em>246</em> <em>20</em> <em>334</em> <em>246</em> Fri, 2 Mar 2012 07:25:15 EST The Great Freggie Tale Challenge <em>265</em> <em>45</em> <em>321</em> <em>291</em> <em>284</em> <BR> <BR> We all need to be getting our fruits & veggies in~ <BR> <BR> This month the Challenge is to add 1 extra freggie to your meal plan everyday. <BR> <BR> Share your ideas-recipes-tips with us- <BR> <BR> Track weekly- 1 <em>248</em> for each day you meet your freggie goal. <BR> <BR> <em>306</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> March 1-7 <em>248</em> <em>248</em> <em>248</em> <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> March... Fri, 2 Mar 2012 05:30:09 EST What my Spark Friends mean to me... It is National Friendship Month-what better time to share what the people here mean to you. <BR> <BR> <em>223</em> <em>26</em> <em>220</em> <em>43</em> <em>285</em> Sun, 19 Feb 2012 16:36:11 EST Spinning Wheel-Try your Luck <em>347</em> <em>137</em> <em>347</em> <em>347</em> <em>137</em> <em>347</em> <BR> <BR> SPIN THE WHEEL....the twist is the number of points you get -are the number of extra fitness <BR> or spark minutes you have to do....*evil laugh* <BR> <BR> Thu, 16 Feb 2012 09:29:01 EST Guess the Heartbreaker Game This game is easy-post a movie with your favorite- heart throb-the next person guesses who it was-then post their own movie... <BR> <BR> <em>129</em> <em>272</em> <em>51</em> <BR> <BR> My first one is pretty easy... <BR> <BR> GONE WITH THE WIND... <BR> <BR> Mon, 6 Feb 2012 08:58:41 EST Motivating Motivators This is the place to let us know who is motivating you-someone who made a difference in your day-made you smile-or was there to listen,or had the answer you needed.Don't be shy! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <em>334</em> <em>43</em> <em>58</em> <em>306</em> <em>304</em> Wed, 1 Feb 2012 18:10:04 EST February's Friends Finding Friends ****February's Friends Finding Friends**** <BR> <BR> The challenge is -Send a Goodie or Comment to a Motivator you haven't met yet-3x/week. <BR> Just paste the dates * put a fiends emotion for the goodies you send. <BR> <BR> 2/1-2/7 <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <BR> <BR> 2/8-2/14 <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <BR> <BR> 2/15-2/21- <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> 2/22-2/29 <em>220</em> <em>220</em... Wed, 1 Feb 2012 18:03:08 EST GIRL SCOUT COOKIES January is cookie month for the Girl Scouts. <BR> Here's the link where you can find out the nutritional values for the ones you enjoy the most. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>rl-scout-cookies_n_1220012.html </link> Mon, 23 Jan 2012 17:19:20 EST Share your Sparking Secret Tips Hi! We all have our tried & true tips for what works for us to make the spark journey easier. Share <BR> here-it can be anything at all that motivates you or makes life easier. We have a wealth of information between all of us. Feel free to ask for help in an area you may be struggling with. <BR> Together we are stronger! <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> <em>104</em> <em>252</em> <em>189</em> <em>305</em> <em>756</em> Sat, 21 Jan 2012 20:42:52 EST Word Game Two words-change one, Have fun! <BR> <BR> Dance Fever Thu, 19 Jan 2012 21:26:13 EST 2012 Weekly Weigh-In Wall Hello! We are off to a Sparktacular start!!!! Post how many pounds you have lost here! It will be fun to give each other a WooHoo! <BR> <BR> Week 1- Jan.1-7th....3 lbs . for me.... <em>41</em> Sun, 8 Jan 2012 16:05:52 EST Team Blogs Hi! We have jumped into a new direction & will be writing Blogs for the Motivators!!! <BR> <BR> Here is our very first one...please feel free to comment & let us know your thoughts & suggestions. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=4658976 </link> Thu, 5 Jan 2012 17:08:54 EST Just a little bit more....You Can Do it! This is it-the year we are going to push a litle harder-sing a little louder & dance a little faster. Check in & see what mini-challenge we are working on-add you own-Let's cheer each other on!!! <BR> <BR> Starting out with Madkap's idea of starting our days off right! <BR> <BR> Eat a healthy balanced breakfast and share what you had....include recipes if needed <BR> . <BR> <em>474</em> <em>67</em> <em>481</em> <em>4</em> Tue, 3 Jan 2012 16:15:31 EST Special Sparkers Support & Information Hi! We know many of us are dealing with different health issue.This is a place to share how you are coping with your challenges,to look for some support from someone who may also be dealing with the same things,& to share information you find helpful. Tue, 3 Jan 2012 15:23:41 EST What was the best part of your Holiday ??? Share what meant the most to you this year... <BR> <BR> Wed, 28 Dec 2011 21:16:22 EST Favorite Movies-A-Z <em>272</em> <em>250</em> <BR> <BR> Name a favorite movie starting with A.... <BR> <BR> A-Amadeus Wed, 28 Dec 2011 21:11:59 EST January Fitness Challenge-You know you want it! Become a January Juvenescent Janissary of Jumping, Jogging, & all that Jazzing as we Jar the Jiggles away! (Translation-become a youthful supporter of exercising as we lose those extra pounds & firm up-lol) <BR> <BR> Now is the time- this is the place- track your progress here-we will cheer you on & try to keep up with each other...How Motivating is that???? give yourself the following for each day of January... <BR> <BR> 15 fitness minutes- <em>306</em> <BR> <BR> 30 fitness minutes... Wed, 28 Dec 2011 08:40:28 EST Canned fat Drive-Donate pounds to people in need.= I was reminded that the needs of others continue all through the year- <BR> Let's do this! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ion_articles.asp?id=1243 </link> <BR> <BR> Canned Fat Drive: Donate Pounds Lost to People in Need <BR> Find Weight Loss Motivation by Feeding the Hungry <BR> -- By Cindy Dyson, SparkPeople member <BR> <BR> The idea came to me while I was putting away canned goods after a trip to the grocery store. I had joined Spark People the week before ... Tue, 27 Dec 2011 14:40:43 EST 2012- Goals-Plans & Dreams Hi! The New Year will be here next week-what goals ,plans & dreams will you make happen in 2012??? <BR> <BR> <em>411</em> <em>412</em> <em>236</em> <em>283</em> <em>249</em> <em>189</em> <em>306</em> Sun, 25 Dec 2011 21:42:36 EST What would you really like for Christmas??? Santa's asking.... <BR> <BR> <em>446</em> <em>19</em> Mon, 12 Dec 2011 14:46:59 EST Could You Repeat That... Hi Sparkettes! I know that I have to keep doing the same basic things over & over to keep motivated & on track.This is the place you can find & post anything that helps you & the rest of us.. <BR> <BR> This is great! (It was posted by my good friend Krys210) <BR> <BR> *How to Curb Food Cravings <BR> Stop Craving Sugar and More <BR> By Glenda Winders, Special to Lifescript <BR> Published December 02, 2011 <BR> <BR> Here are other top triggers: <BR> <BR> 1. Bad diet. What people really... Mon, 12 Dec 2011 14:26:10 EST Describe Yourself Alphabetically Hello Motivators new & old,,,,use a word or two to describe yourself.I'll start-lol. <BR> <BR> A- Adventurous Tue, 6 Dec 2011 19:13:42 EST Naughty or Nice??? MadKap asked yesterday let us know..Naughty or Nice????? <BR> <BR> I was nice-very nice to all the cashiers I met yesterday. Thu, 1 Dec 2011 04:14:54 EST A Penny a Point Challenge This time of year is all about giving. We would like to give a little back as a team. -Here’s a way we can make our fitness points count. For each point that we earn we will pledge to donate 1 cent-a penny to the charity of your choice. <BR> They will add up-& what better motivation to go the “extra mile” ! <BR> Sign up & let us know who you are working out for. <BR> Strictly the honor system-do what you can.Remember <BR> Your points will be counted as the part of the total. <BR> Let’s make ... Thu, 1 Dec 2011 04:02:03 EST Santa needs our Help! HoHoHO! <BR> Santa has asked The Motivators to help him out this year.He said we’re the Nicest Team around-woohoo! <BR> <BR> <BR> Our job to spread joy & cheer throughout Sparkland. <BR> <BR> Use your imaginations & let out your inner”ELF” out! <BR> <BR> Please leave a <em>442</em> each day you are able to help the old guy out & remember Santas watching-HOHOHO. <BR> <BR> We are Santas Elves~ <BR> <BR> <link><BR>feature=fvst </link> Thu, 1 Dec 2011 03:31:33 EST Thank You, Motivators! *hugs* Hey Sami & the rest of you AWE~some Motivators, thank you so much for the candy cane goodie! I hope to become a contributing member to this dynamic team. Heaven knows that 99% of my problem is maintaining motivation over the long haul, so I'm here to give and receive all the wonderful motivation that...well, keeps us motivating! YAY! Thanks again. *hugs* BB~ <em>247</em> <em>244</em> <em>252</em> Mon, 28 Nov 2011 11:21:23 EST Support Your Sparklers (Thanks to Sending Skinny Vibes for starting this topic) <BR> <BR> This is a hard time of year for a lot of people. Some have trouble emotionally, some let eating get out of control, some make excuses for not exercising. I would like us to leave a supportive message each day that could help anyone who reads it. It is what this team is all about. Let's give the team support to make it through the new year! Sun, 27 Nov 2011 22:41:28 EST Holiday Central This is it-the holidays are here! Share your thoughts & ideas to make this the most wonderful time <BR> of the year! Share your traditions,favorite music,movies,recipes & just everything!!! <BR> <BR> <em>445</em> <em>442</em> <em>443</em> <em>8</em> <em>43</em> <em>446</em> <em>444</em> Sat, 26 Nov 2011 08:49:34 EST Rocking around the Christmas Tree Challenge <em>446</em> Let's Rock this Holiday Season!!! <BR> <BR> Your goal from now to December 23 will be to collect all the <em>446</em> <BR> you can!!! <BR> <BR> For each pound lost you will earn a <BR> <em>446</em> <BR> <BR> Each day you get in your 8 glasses of water you get a <em>446</em> <BR> <BR> You have met your fruit and veggie goals <BR> you get a <em>446</em> <BR> <BR> When you have completed 30 minutes of exercise per day you get a <em>446</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> When... Sat, 26 Nov 2011 08:12:27 EST Christmas - A - Z Christmas is right around the corner-. Let's start a new game about all things Christmas using the alphabet. <BR> <BR> A- angels <BR> <BR> <em>43</em> Sat, 26 Nov 2011 07:57:34 EST Motivated to exercise....... I didn't know quite where to post this one...but, figured seeing how sometimes exercise is the area in my life I need motivation in well...I will post here. <BR> <BR> During the Halloween hottie challenge I fell in love with the silly Halloween Zumba dance routines...I shared them here . <BR> <BR> Well...get ready for CHRISTMAS ZUMBA FUN! I found 7 routines so far.....and.....HERE THEY ARE! WOO HOO <BR> <BR> 1. Zumba Christmas: Jingle bells <BR> <link> Sat, 26 Nov 2011 07:26:05 EST As You Wish <BR> <BR> I borrowed this from the Game Room-looks like fun... <BR> <BR> This is a game I played on a different MB a while ago. Each person makes a wish, then the next person grants the wish, but with a catch...ex: <BR> I wish I won the grand prize on a game show <BR> <BR> Then the next person might say something like: <BR> Your wish is won a lifetime supply of Spam! <BR> <BR> Then that person makes the next wish and so on... <BR> <BR> <BR> Thu, 10 Nov 2011 15:27:02 EST COUNTDOWN to THANKSGIVING- Gobble-Gobble It's almost here-14 days from now Turkey Day will arrive...Let's make it a Happy & Healthy Day- <BR> <BR> Share any & all tips-recipes-stress-busters & reasons you are Thankful this year here. <BR> <BR> <BR> This is my motivation to make this year's feast a healthier one- <BR> <BR> On Thanksgiving Day the average American consumes between 2,400 to 4,000 calories, according to Marlisa Brown, registered dietician. <BR> <BR> That is just crazy...Let's put our head's together & stop the mad... Thu, 10 Nov 2011 09:01:20 EST November Challenge-Have an Attitude of Gratitude This is a natural thing for us-but let's take it up a notch...The challenge is 3 part- <BR> <BR> #1-Post something you are grateful for... <BR> <BR> #2- Send a comment or goodie to someone each day to thank or encourage them... <BR> <BR> #3- Do something to show your body you appreciate it- bubblebath-healthy snack-catnap... <BR> <BR> Post right here... <em>306</em> Thu, 3 Nov 2011 10:05:44 EST November Goals Share your goals for the month& cheer each other on!!! <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <em>306</em> <em>9</em> <em>104</em> <em>248</em> <em>429</em> Wed, 2 Nov 2011 06:50:39 EST Share your Songs Music is such a important part of who we are..share what means something to you-happy-sad-uplifting- kick- - up-it's all good-because it's all you! <BR> <BR> <BR> Today this song by Ringo reflects my mood- <BR> <BR> It Don't Come Easy... <BR> <BR> <link><BR>feature=related </link> Tue, 1 Nov 2011 11:23:45 EST Marvelous Motivational Videos (Re-Posted -This is from ACIMPEGGY) <BR> <BR> I'm sharing here from my OALB team. Please check this out. I had tears of joy... <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Co-leader A Course in Miracles Spark Team <BR> Co-leader Toastmasters Spark Team <BR> Co-leader Lesbian Fiction Readers Spark Team <BR> Co-leader South Suburbs-Fan the Spark team <BR> <BR> President of West Suburban Toastmasters, Club 930, La Grange Park, IL <BR> <BR> "It seems to me that m... Fri, 21 Oct 2011 05:48:02 EST Have you read a great Blog? Share it here... Hi Sparklers-there are so many amazing blogs posted everyday...there is just no way I can read all of them-so...if you have one you want to share just post the link here...Thanks!!! <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> Wed, 12 Oct 2011 08:01:10 EST How was your day? -- in emoticons :-) Hi! Just wanted to see how your day(or night) went... <BR> <BR> <em>33</em> <em>282</em> Tue, 11 Oct 2011 23:06:22 EST Did everyone read the Best of Spark People today? Great for our team and one to pass on! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ion_articles.asp?id=84 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> Sun, 9 Oct 2011 00:49:35 EST Favorite Fall & Holiday Recipes Hi! This time of year makes me want to BAKE- share any & all of your delicious recipes-hopefully <BR> the SP healthy type.Here's to the smell of spices in the air! <BR> <BR> <em>4</em> <em>147</em> Wed, 5 Oct 2011 13:18:37 EST Share your Success Story =D Hi-this is the new spot for this topic.It is so exciting to hear how you've done it. It is a definite Motivator.Thanks. <BR> <BR> <em>304</em> Thu, 22 Sep 2011 09:51:21 EST Time to MOTIVATE ! This is all about being a team-we sometimes need a push in the right direction,or to take someone else by the hand & help them get back on track. Post what ever works for you in your SP life. <BR> <BR> <em>345</em> <em>306</em> <em>220</em> Thu, 22 Sep 2011 09:44:36 EST One Day Challenges Hello Sparklers-we are going to be starting challenges that we will complete in just one day! They will be fun & focused-let us know if you have any suggestions .We're all ears-lol.Have a great day & <BR> keep on Sparking. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>224</em> Thu, 22 Sep 2011 09:25:48 EST Spread the Spark Today give some support to a team mate by sending out random goodies! Choose a bunch of 5 point goodies and brighten a lot of people's day. See how many people we can give goodies to just because we want to. <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> Tue, 20 Sep 2011 11:50:36 EST Game-Describe Yourself Alphabetically Hi!( I Borrowed this from another team.) Cescribe yourself in one word -by letter. <BR> <BR> A- Angelic...(I asked my DH & that's what he said-lol) <BR> <BR> <em>43</em> Mon, 12 Sep 2011 20:39:11 EST Marvelous Motivational Video I'm sharing here from my OALB team. Please check this out. I had tears of joy... <BR> <BR> <link><BR>NR=1 </link> <em>247</em> Mon, 5 Sep 2011 13:41:06 EST European Virtual Race Chat Room We are getting ready to go on our European Virtual Race! <BR> <BR> We will be visiting London,Dublin,Amsterdam, <BR> Brussels, Paris & Rome to begin with! <BR> <BR> #1-Start date Sept. 5th. <BR> #2-Post miles on the European Virtual Race Mileage thread. <BR> #3- 1 mile = 20 fitness points. <BR> # 4 -All comments & ideas gladly accepted-this is your race. <BR> #5- We are very flexible &I love taking little side trips... <BR> # 6 Post when you chose-daily or weekly . <BR> #7 The more the ... Mon, 29 Aug 2011 18:45:47 EST Fall is Fast Approachin g...Plans? Goals? Ideas? <em>465</em> <em>147</em> <em>426</em> <em>419</em> <em>422</em> <em>465</em> <BR> <BR> Can you believe the summer's almost over???? I love the Fall-but it is the beginning of the food-focused holidays...Let's head in to them STRONG & MOTIVATED!!! Please let us know your goals & thoughts about what the team can do to assist us . Thanks!!! Wed, 24 Aug 2011 07:25:37 EST Halloween Hottie"s Challenge We have 68 days to make it possible to be Halloween Hotties. The Challenge is to choose what costume you’d like to wear & then choose the costume you wish you could wear. Post your ideas & goals & of course costume ideas… <BR> <BR> There will prizes awarded to the Sparkler.who accumulates the most points during the challenge-Points will be awarded for participating in Halloween Trivia-Games- & whatever else we cook up…muhahahaha. <BR> <BR> Halloween is Fun,Fun,Fun-so get out your Boo-wear... Wed, 24 Aug 2011 03:27:38 EST Need breakfast ideas I know breakfast is the most important meal of the day and I make a very good variety of healthy ones.But I'm just bored and don't feel like eating in the morning.Today I forced myself to drink a banana smoothie with 1/2 a scoop of whey protein then 2 1/2 hrs later I ate watermelon.Help! Sat, 20 Aug 2011 14:29:06 EST Spread the Spark-take one & pass it on... Make new friends,but keep the Old-one is Silver & the others Gold. <BR> <BR> Hi Team! <BR> We have grown as a team this year-I encourage each of us to get to know each other better & support our newer members –stop by & say hello or leave a goodie-or read a blog. We have the best Sparkers out there! Post any comments here,too! <BR> <BR> <em>223</em> <em>224</em> <em>244</em> <em>285</em> <em>26</em> <em>220</em> Fri, 12 Aug 2011 18:37:45 EST