SparkPeople Teachers Learning to Lose! [TLL] Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=446 Teachers Learning To Lose (TLL) Formula: You "+" Exercise "-" extra fat "X" positive attitude "÷" calories = a healthier, happier teacher! SparkPeople Teachers Learning to Lose! [TLL] Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=446 TLL May Flowers game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1703x446x71468911 April showers bring May flowers, as the old saying goes. In ABC order, name a flower/plant/tree! <BR> <BR> A - azaleas Wed, 1 May 2019 13:10:20 EST TLL Spring (May) Word game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1703x446x71468882 In ABC order put down a word/phrase that makes you think of Spring/May. <BR> <BR> A - apple blossoms Wed, 1 May 2019 13:05:16 EST TLL MAY Spark Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1702x446x71468536 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For May, that means strengthening your bones. <BR> <BR> Here are 31 daily tips that will help you build stronger bones and prevent future fractures. Click below to download and print your May calendar. (You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download this PDF.) <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007-05.pdf </link> Wed, 1 May 2019 12:02:18 EST Warm and Sunny near Sacramento, CA http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x446x71425575 It's been in the low 80's today and a bit breezy. Sky is a little hazy, but it's still nice outside! Wed, 24 Apr 2019 19:41:37 EST Introducing myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x446x71425568 Back to Sparkpeople after a pre-diabetes diagnosis. Looking for friends and support. <BR> I've been an educator for 26 years--10 as a teacher, 11 as admin (Principal and VP) and now back in the classroom year 5 teaching junior high again. I teach History and English. I just turned 50 in January. I love cats and have been married for 21 years and have my own junior higher at home... <BR> <BR> Greetings to all! Wed, 24 Apr 2019 19:39:53 EST TLL April Question of the Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22564x446x71361296 NEW <em>38</em> : <BR> <BR> <BR> "No pain, no gain." <BR> <BR> <BR> True <BR> <BR> <BR> False <BR> <BR> Sun, 14 Apr 2019 14:38:28 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x446x71336961 Hola all- My name is Michelle and I teach middle school Spanish outside of Boston. Excited to be part of the group :) Wed, 10 Apr 2019 17:33:05 EST TLL Earth Day Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1703x446x71258256 In ABC order, name something on the earth (found outside.) <BR> <BR> A - apple trees Fri, 29 Mar 2019 11:02:50 EST TLL Name Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1703x446x71258219 Alternating a boy name then a girl name in ABC order. <BR> <BR> Boy - Alexander Fri, 29 Mar 2019 10:56:43 EST TLL April Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1702x446x71258153 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For April, that means reducing your impact on the environment. Find out just how easy it is to be green! <BR> <BR> Here are 30 daily tips that will each help you develop more eco-friendly habits. <BR> <BR> Click below to download and print your April calendar. (You might need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download this PDF.) <BR> <BR> <link>https://www.sparkpeople.com/resource<BR>/calendar_2007-04.pdf </link> Fri, 29 Mar 2019 10:46:49 EST TLL March QUESTION of the week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22564x446x71076899 <em>38</em> How much fiber should you aim for every day? <BR> <BR> <BR> (a) 5 grams <BR> <BR> (b) 10 to 15 grams <BR> <BR> (c) 21 to 35 grams <BR> <BR> (d) 50 grams <BR> Thu, 28 Feb 2019 09:50:12 EST TLL Spring Words Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1703x446x71076672 In ABC order, type in a word/phrase connected to Spring. <BR> <BR> A - azalea flowers Thu, 28 Feb 2019 09:23:44 EST TLL March Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1702x446x71076059 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For March, that means improving your diet during National Nutrition Month. <BR> <BR> Here are 31 daily tips that will help you eat more nutritious, healthy foods. Click here to download and print your March calendar. (You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download this PDF.) <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007-03.pdf </link> Thu, 28 Feb 2019 08:33:21 EST TLL Feb. Question of the Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22564x446x70908348 Your body uses ____________ muscles to balance itself while standing still. <BR> <BR> 100 <BR> <BR> 200 <BR> <BR> 300 <BR> <BR> 500 Fri, 1 Feb 2019 13:26:06 EST TLL Things We Like game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1703x446x70908273 In ABC order, name something you like. Use words, phrases, images or emoticons! <BR> <BR> a - <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/239c1e02-05b1-4f58-afc7-6790b8251fdb.jpg"> Fri, 1 Feb 2019 13:13:52 EST TLL Fill In the Word game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1703x446x70908207 How to play: <BR> Copy the whole list to your post and fill in ONE (anyone you want) answer starting with the letter given. <BR> <BR> When the list is full, we'll move on to the next letter. <BR> <BR> Let's see how long it takes us to go through the alphabet. <BR> <BR> ________________________ <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Letter "A" <BR> <BR> <BR> 1. A child's toy - Airplane <BR> <BR> 2. Something in your wardrobe - <BR> <BR> 3. Something in your fridge - <BR> <BR> 4. A mood - <BR> <BR> 5.... Fri, 1 Feb 2019 13:05:07 EST TLL Spark Feb. Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1702x446x70894204 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For February, that means improving your heart health for National Heart Month. <BR> <BR> Here are 28 daily tips that will help you improve your health. Click below to download and print your February Calendar. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>https://www.sparkpeople.com/resource<BR>/calendar_2007-02.pdf </link> Wed, 30 Jan 2019 10:43:21 EST TLL Change a letter game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1703x446x70695205 Change only one letter to create a new word. <BR> <BR> moose Mon, 31 Dec 2018 19:29:54 EST TLL Famous Names Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1703x446x70694124 Have some fun naming your favorite Movie Star, Musician, or any Famous Person that you like. Here's how it will go: <BR> <BR> Starting with 'A' I name Avery Brooks as my Famous Person. <BR> The next person would take the LAST letter of the last name 'S' to name another Famous Person. Let's say Steven Spielberg. <BR> <BR> Then the next person comes along &amp; using 'G' (last letter of last name) names their Famous Person. <BR> <BR> Remember you always use the last letter of the last name... Mon, 31 Dec 2018 15:07:00 EST Tll Jan. Question of the Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22564x446x70693973 With nutrition and fitness in mind, what do you hope to accomplish this coming year? Mon, 31 Dec 2018 14:23:43 EST TLL Jan. Spark Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1702x446x70693919 Behavior experts say that it takes about one month to form a new habit, and many people try to create (or break) habits at the start of each year. With the right attitude and focus, you can stick to your New Year's resolutions and achieve long-term success. Here are 31 daily tips that will help you do exactly that. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>https://www.sparkpeople.com/resource<BR>/calendar_2007-01.pdf </link> Mon, 31 Dec 2018 14:10:40 EST TLL December Question of the Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22564x446x70511097 True or False: <BR> <BR> <BR> Laughing is good for the heart and can increase blood flow by 20 percent. <em>30</em> Thu, 29 Nov 2018 11:53:49 EST TLL - Favorite Quotes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1703x446x70511006 What is one of your favorite quotes dealing with nutrition, fitness or motivation? (text or image) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9ef72bca-1463-42d6-82fe-be2b90394bfb.jpg"> <BR> Thu, 29 Nov 2018 11:36:37 EST TLL Holiday Word Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1703x446x70510745 In ABC order, name something that would make a good gift to give. <BR> <BR> A - apron for all the holiday cooking Thu, 29 Nov 2018 10:56:21 EST TLL Spark Dec. Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1702x446x70510701 Gathering with close friends and family members during the holidays creates lasting joy and memories. But with so many parties, celebrations and errands to run, it can be hard to keep up with your healthy lifestyle! Here are 31 daily tips that will help you make healthy choices throughout the holiday season. <BR> <BR> <link>https://www.sparkpeople.com/resource<BR>/calendar_2007-12.pdf </link> Thu, 29 Nov 2018 10:51:50 EST TLL Silly Holiday Sentences Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1703x446x70510627 Pick one from each topic and put together a sentence! <BR> <BR> <BR> Pick a month someone you know has a birthday: <BR> <BR> January: I danced with <BR> February: I loved <BR> March: I chopped <BR> April: I decorated <BR> May: I trimmed the tree with <BR> June: I drove <BR> July: I baked with <BR> August: I ate with <BR> September: I sang holiday songs with <BR> October: I lit candles with <BR> November: I knocked down <BR> December: Santa and I ran over <BR> <BR> <BR> Pick today's numbe... Thu, 29 Nov 2018 10:41:14 EST TLL November Question of the Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22564x446x70378987 <BR> What are the typical November gemstone and flower? Mon, 5 Nov 2018 17:58:32 EST TLL - Thankful Word Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1703x446x70353763 In Z - Y - X (backwards ABC), type in something you are thankful for this year. <BR> <BR> Z - zero falls and broken bones Thu, 1 Nov 2018 11:48:55 EST TLL - Words ending in 'ing' Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1703x446x70353713 In ABC order, type in a word that ends in "ing" <BR> <BR> A - appending Thu, 1 Nov 2018 11:40:59 EST TLL SPARK Nov. Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1702x446x70353443 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For November, that means increasing the happiness in your life so that changing of the seasons won't get you down. <BR> <BR> Here are 30 daily tips that will each give you reason to grin and help increase your overall happiness. Click below to download and print your November calendar. <BR> <BR> <link>https://www.sparkpeople.com/resource<BR>/calendar_2007-11.pdf </link> Thu, 1 Nov 2018 11:01:47 EST TLL This or That game revised? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1703x446x70173451 Choose between 2 items which one you like better. <BR> <BR> Leave 2 items for next person to choose from. <BR> <BR> <BR> Strawberries OR watermelon? Mon, 1 Oct 2018 18:58:48 EST TLL This or That game? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1703x446x70171348 In ABC order, type in something scary or pertaining to October/Autumn <BR> <BR> A - abominable snowman Mon, 1 Oct 2018 13:02:43 EST TLL Scary October Word Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1703x446x70171339 In ABC order, type in something scary or pertaining to October/Autumn <BR> <BR> A - abominable snowman Mon, 1 Oct 2018 13:02:01 EST TLL October Question of the Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22564x446x70161083 Home Food Safety Mythbusters <BR> <BR> You took an apple out of the refrigerator and you plan to peel it. What should you do next? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c954e553-98a4-4497-af6b-8143a7a654d1.jpg"> <BR> <BR> With a clean, sharp knife, carefully cut away the peel. <BR> <BR> Get out a clean plate to put the apple on after it’s peeled. <BR> <BR> Wash the apple with the skin on under cool, running water before peeling it. <BR> <BR> Decide if you have ... Sat, 29 Sep 2018 17:44:18 EST TLL Oct. Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1702x446x70154622 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For October, that means helping your kids develop healthy fitness and eating habits to last a lifetime. <BR> <BR> Here are 31 daily tips that will each help you do just that! Click below to download and print your October calendar. (You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download this PDF.) <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>https://www.sparkpeople.com/resource<BR>/calendar_2007-10.pdf </link> Fri, 28 Sep 2018 10:30:24 EST TLL Sept. Color Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1703x446x70013592 Fall typically has red, yellow, green, gold and brown colors. Name a color and type in what is that color. <BR> <BR> red - apple Mon, 3 Sep 2018 13:27:12 EST TLL Sept. Question of the Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22564x446x70013516 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> NEW Question <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> What makes you feel more guilty? <BR> <BR> <BR> Eating "badly" for a day or meal <BR> <BR> Not exercising for a day <BR> <BR> Both <BR> <BR> Neither <BR> <BR> Other (please specify) Mon, 3 Sep 2018 13:14:58 EST TLL Sept. Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1702x446x70012877 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For September, that means increasing the number of fruits and veggies you eat so you can meet your 5-a-day quota. <BR> <BR> Here are 30 daily tips that will each help you do just that! Click belowto download and print your September calendar. (You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download this PDF.) <BR> <BR> <link>https://www.sparkpeople.com/resource<BR>/calendar_2007-09.pdf </link> Mon, 3 Sep 2018 11:40:47 EST TLL August Question of the Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22564x446x69788946 What's the maximum daily dose of calcium that's considered safe? <em>466</em> <BR> <BR> 1,500 mg, <BR> <BR> 2,500 mg, <BR> <BR> 3,500 mg, <BR> <BR> 4,500 mg, <BR> <BR> no limit ) Sat, 4 Aug 2018 14:36:01 EST TLL August Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1703x446x69765290 Sometimes we might hear of August being called the "Dog Days" of summer. <BR> <BR> In ABC order, name any animal or breed of a dog for this game. <BR> <BR> I'll start: <BR> <BR> A - Appaloosa Horse Tue, 31 Jul 2018 15:44:07 EST Spark Aug. Calendar TLL http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1702x446x69765235 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For August, that means improving the quality and quantity of your sleep. With a little effort, you can catch those Zzz's. <BR> <BR> Here are 31 daily tips that will each help you sleep better each night. Click below to download and print your August calendar. (You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download this PDF.) <BR> <BR> <link>https://www.sparkpeople.com/resource<BR>/calendar_2007-08.pdf </link> Tue, 31 Jul 2018 15:33:18 EST Change a Letter Game - TLL http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1703x446x69338272 Take the given word and transform it into a new word by changing just one letter. <BR> <BR> orbit Sat, 30 Jun 2018 15:40:25 EST Word Association Game - TLL http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1703x446x69338232 Words can transport us to another time and place. Type in a word that goes with the word given. <BR> <BR> EXAMPLE: (word given) Apple (reply might be) tree. <BR> <BR> <BR> I'll start - Flag (what one word do you think of that goes with this?) Sat, 30 Jun 2018 15:29:32 EST ABC Travel Game TLL http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1703x446x69338214 The summer is often a time for summer vacations. In ABC order name a country, state, county or city. <BR> <BR> A - Arizona Sat, 30 Jun 2018 15:23:21 EST July Calendar TLL http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1702x446x69331822 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For July, that means decreasing and managing the stress in your life to better enjoy the lazy days of summer. <BR> <BR> Here are 31 daily tips that will each help you de-stress and relax. Click below to download and print your July calendar. (You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download this PDF.) <BR> <BR> <link>https://www.sparkpeople.com/resource<BR>/calendar_2007-07.pdf </link> Fri, 29 Jun 2018 15:57:08 EST June Word game TLL http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1703x446x69173370 June flowers are Rose or Honeysuckle. Both smell nice. The gems for June are Pearl or Alexandrite. <BR> <BR> In ABC order, type in something that smells nice or is shiny or sparkling. Does NOT have to be a flower or a gem. <BR> <BR> A - apple sauce Mon, 4 Jun 2018 11:57:16 EST July Question of the Week TLL http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22564x446x69138665 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> NEW Qestion <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>789</em> <BR> <BR> What kind of snacks do you usually reach for? <BR> <BR> <BR> Protein-rich. This keeps me full and doesn't lead to a sugar crash! <BR> <BR> A balance of fiber, good carbs, healthy fats and protein--when I can plan ahead, at least. <BR> Carbs, carbs, and more carbs! <BR> <BR> Anything and everything. I like to vary things up. <BR> <BR> Fresh fruits and veggies. <BR> <BR> Granola bar, pr... Tue, 29 May 2018 12:56:00 EST June Calendar TLL http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1702x446x69127878 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For June, that means achieving an active lifestyle. <BR> <BR> Here are 30 daily tips that will help you add a little more activity to your day. Click below to download and print your June calendar. (You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download this PDF.) <BR> <BR> <link>https://www.sparkpeople.com/resource<BR>/calendar_2007-06.pdf </link> Sun, 27 May 2018 14:36:12 EST May Question of the Week TLL http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22564x446x69018958 Which type of food tends to fill you up for the longest amount of time? <BR> <BR> <BR> Complex carbs (veggies, whole grains, etc.) <BR> <BR> Healthy fats (avocado, nuts, etc.) <BR> <BR> Protein (lean meats, tofu, etc.) <BR> <BR> Other (Please specify Tue, 8 May 2018 11:45:58 EST TLL - Summer destination game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1703x446x68981808 In ABC order, name a place you would like to visit this summer. <BR> <BR> A - Albuquerque, N.M Wed, 2 May 2018 09:39:31 EST TLL Fill in the word ABC game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1703x446x68981734 How to play: <BR> Copy the whole list to your post and fill in ONE answer. <BR> <BR> When the list is full, we'll move on to the next letter. <BR> <BR> Let's see how long it takes us to go through the alphabet. <BR> <BR> ________________________ <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Letter "A" <BR> <BR> <BR> 1. A child's toy - <BR> <BR> 2. Something in your wardrobe - <BR> <BR> 3. Something in your fridge - <BR> <BR> 4. A mood - <BR> <BR> 5. A film title - <BR> <BR> 6. Something you buy... Wed, 2 May 2018 09:30:44 EST TLL May Flowers game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1703x446x68981619 April showers bring May flowers, as the old saying goes. In ABC order, name a flower/plant/tree! <BR> <BR> A - azaleas Wed, 2 May 2018 09:16:41 EST TLL - May Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1702x446x68968800 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For May, that means strengthening your bones. <BR> <BR> Here are 31 daily tips that will help you build stronger bones and prevent future fractures. Click below to download and print your May calendar. (You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download this PDF.) <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007-05.pdf </link> Mon, 30 Apr 2018 09:21:15 EST TLL April Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1702x446x68790444 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For April, that means reducing your impact on the environment. Find out just how easy it is to be green! <BR> <BR> Here are 30 daily tips that will each help you develop more eco-friendly habits. <BR> <BR> Click below to download and print your April calendar. (You might need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download this PDF.) <BR> <BR> <link>https://www.sparkpeople.com/resource<BR>/calendar_2007-04.pdf </link> Sat, 31 Mar 2018 19:49:22 EST TLL April Question of the Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22564x446x68790379 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>490</em> <BR> <BR> Eggs contain all of the following vitamins EXCEPT: <BR> <BR> Thiamine (vitamin B1) <BR> Vitamin C <BR> Vitamin D <BR> Folate (vitamin B9) <BR> <BR> Sat, 31 Mar 2018 19:29:29 EST TLL - Spring Words http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1703x446x68610544 In ABC order put down a word/phrase that makes you think of Spring. <BR> <BR> A - apple blossoms Fri, 2 Mar 2018 19:48:43 EST 70+ - Green Things http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1703x446x68610513 Fill in a word that has an empty letter in the word GREEN. <BR> <BR> Example: <BR> <BR> G - <BR> R - <BR> E - evening <BR> E - <BR> N - <BR> <BR> The next person would copy the word and then fill in one of the empty spaces <BR> G - <BR> R - <BR> E - evening <BR> E - <BR> N - nice <BR> <BR> When all the letter are filled in, start over. <BR> G <BR> R <BR> E <BR> E <BR> N <BR> Fri, 2 Mar 2018 19:44:54 EST TLL March Question of the Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22564x446x68610466 What's your favorite indoor workout? <em>330</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Following along with a workout DVD <BR> <BR> Doing bodyweight exercise circuits <BR> <BR> Using my home gym <BR> <BR> Doing chores <BR> <BR> Other (please specify) <BR> Fri, 2 Mar 2018 19:32:28 EST TLL March Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1702x446x68597373 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For March, that means improving your diet during National Nutrition Month. <BR> <BR> Here are 31 daily tips that will help you eat more nutritious, healthy foods. Click here to download and print your March calendar. (You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download this PDF.) <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007-03.pdf </link> Wed, 28 Feb 2018 19:30:22 EST TLL - Last is First game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1703x446x68392005 The last letter of the word given starts the next new word. <BR> <BR> Example: Heart - next word begins with 't' Sun, 28 Jan 2018 13:06:53 EST TLL - Reddish Things game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1703x446x68391993 National "Wear Red” Day for women’s heart health is February 5. Can you name something that is in the reddish color family. <BR> <BR> Example - pink scarf Sun, 28 Jan 2018 13:04:11 EST TLL - Feb. Things We Love game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1703x446x68391943 In abc order, type in something you really like/love. <BR> <BR> A - all my family. Sun, 28 Jan 2018 12:54:30 EST TLL Feb. Question of the Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22564x446x68386115 Which statement best describes how you think about ''good'' and ''bad'' foods? <BR> <BR> <BR> There are no ''good'' foods or ''bad'' foods--it's all about moderation and portion control. <BR> <BR> There are a few trigger foods that I will have to avoid most of the time in order to lose weight. <BR> <BR> If I'm going to lose weight, a number of foods have to be completely off-limits. <BR> <BR> Other (please specify) Sat, 27 Jan 2018 15:02:33 EST TLL Feb. Spark Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1702x446x68386014 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For February, that means improving your heart health for National Heart Month. <BR> <BR> Here are 28 daily tips that will help you improve your health. Click below to download and print your February Calendar. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007-02.pdf </link> Sat, 27 Jan 2018 14:44:25 EST TLL Share a Goodie Game 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22564x446x68206948 Easy and fun game. If the number that you type in following the previous sequence ends in zero (0) or a five (5), you share a goodie with someone on this team. <BR> <BR> I'll start - 1 Mon, 1 Jan 2018 15:25:09 EST TLL Difficulties http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x446x68206236 What is the hardest part in maintaining your fitness/nutrition goals in school? Mon, 1 Jan 2018 13:14:03 EST TLL Jan. Question of the Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22564x446x68206181 Would you still exercise regularly if you didn't have to? <em>68</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Yes- I love the positive feelings and sense of accomplishment a good workout provides. <BR> <BR> No- I have other ways I'd rather spend my time. <BR> <BR> Unsure- I haven't decided. <BR> <BR> Other (please specify) Mon, 1 Jan 2018 13:02:20 EST TLL - goals for 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1703x446x68205624 What do you hope to achieve this coming year? Mon, 1 Jan 2018 11:58:30 EST TLL Winter Words Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1703x446x68205616 In ABC order, put in a word reflecting winter. <BR> <BR> A - arctic cold blast Mon, 1 Jan 2018 11:57:58 EST TLL Favorites Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1703x446x68205462 In ABC order, type in a word of something you like <BR> <BR> A - ability to work with computers Mon, 1 Jan 2018 11:37:57 EST TLL January Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1702x446x68191768 Behavior experts say that it takes about one month to form a new habit, and many people try to create (or break) habits at the start of each year. With the right attitude and focus, you can stick to your New Year's resolutions and achieve long-term success. Here are 31 daily tips that will help you do exactly that. <BR> <BR> <link>https://www.sparkpeople.com/resource<BR>/calendar_2007-01.pdf </link> Sat, 30 Dec 2017 11:23:01 EST TLL Dec. Question of the Week. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22564x446x68034774 Holidays are around the corner. What do you wish you had help with the most? <em>460</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Healthy recipe substitutions <BR> <BR> Squeezing in workouts <BR> <BR> Staying healthy away from home <BR> <BR> Motivation for staying active during the winter months <BR> <BR> Other (please specify) Sat, 2 Dec 2017 19:23:51 EST TLL Holiday reflections http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1703x446x68034350 Share a happy holiday remembrance. Sat, 2 Dec 2017 17:48:08 EST TLL December Word Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1703x446x68034342 In ABC order type in a word/phrase that reflects December. <BR> <BR> A - already seeing decorations everywhere Sat, 2 Dec 2017 17:47:14 EST TLL December Silly Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1703x446x68034332 Pick one from each topic and put together a sentence! <BR> <BR> Pick a month someone you know has a birthday: <BR> <BR> January: I danced with <BR> February: I loved <BR> March: I chopped <BR> April: I decorated <BR> May: I trimmed the tree with <BR> June: I drove <BR> July: I baked with <BR> August: I ate with <BR> September: I sang holiday songs with <BR> October: I lit candles with <BR> November: I knocked down <BR> December: Santa and I ran over <BR> <BR> <BR> Pick today's number: <... Sat, 2 Dec 2017 17:45:15 EST TLL Dec. Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1702x446x68034183 Gathering with close friends and family members during the holidays creates lasting joy and memories. But with so many parties, celebrations and errands to run, it can be hard to keep up with your healthy lifestyle! Here are 31 daily tips that will help you make healthy choices throughout the holiday season. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda r_ 2007-11.pdf </link> Sat, 2 Dec 2017 17:13:38 EST TLL Nov. Thankful Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1703x446x67865363 Type in one thing you are thankful for: (answers can be repeated) <BR> <BR> family Mon, 6 Nov 2017 06:54:04 EST TLL Nov. Name game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1703x446x67865355 in abc order, type in a name <BR> <BR> <BR> A - Abbie Mon, 6 Nov 2017 06:52:49 EST TLL Nov. Word Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1703x446x67865342 In abc order, write something reflecting Autumn/November. <BR> <BR> A - apples in season Mon, 6 Nov 2017 06:51:24 EST TLL Nov. Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1702x446x67865328 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For November, that means increasing the happiness in your life so that changing of the seasons won't get you down. <BR> <BR> Here are 30 daily tips that will each give you reason to grin and help increase your overall happiness. Click below to download and print your November calendar. (You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download this PDF.) <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007-11.pd... Mon, 6 Nov 2017 06:49:56 EST TLL Nov. Question of the Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22564x446x67806958 <em>38</em> <em>331</em> Does exercise generally curb your hunger or increase it? <BR> <BR> <BR> Curbs it <BR> <BR> Increases it <BR> <BR> I don't know / I don't exercise <BR> <BR> Other (please specify) <BR> Sat, 28 Oct 2017 15:54:17 EST TLL October Scary game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1703x446x67644358 In ABC order, name something scary (this can be fiction or fact.) <BR> <BR> a - all the zombies taking over the world Mon, 2 Oct 2017 15:50:16 EST TLL Oct. Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1702x446x67644136 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For October, that means helping your kids develop healthy fitness and eating habits to last a lifetime. <BR> <BR> Here are 31 daily tips that will each help you do just that! Click below to download and print your October calendar. (You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to downloread this PDF.) <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007-10.pdf </link> Mon, 2 Oct 2017 15:11:42 EST TLL - color word game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1703x446x67464996 September is a great time for different colors. Can you name something that is green OR brown OR gold OR orange OR red? <BR> <BR> Example: red apple. Sat, 2 Sep 2017 17:10:46 EST TLLL Sept. Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1702x446x67464685 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For September, that means increasing the number of fruits and veggies you eat so you can meet your 5-a-day quota. <BR> <BR> Here are 30 daily tips that will each help you do just that! Click below to download and print your September calendar. (You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download this PDF.) <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007-09.pdf </link> Sat, 2 Sep 2017 16:10:32 EST TLL Question of the Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22564x446x67298286 <em>38</em> What Blood Pressure Reading Is Considered Optimal? <BR> <BR> <BR> 140/60 <BR> <BR> 120/80 <BR> <BR> 130/90 <BR> <BR> 100/85 <BR> Sat, 5 Aug 2017 10:38:39 EST TLL Word Game - last is first http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1703x446x67282803 Take the word given and using the last letter of that word, create a new word. <BR> <BR> Example: test - take the last 't' and create a new word like teacher. Next person takes the 'r' and creates a new word. <BR> <BR> I'll start - educatioN Wed, 2 Aug 2017 17:55:16 EST TLL Word game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1703x446x67282791 Thoughts are going towards getting ready for school. <BR> <BR> In ABC order, name something educationally related. <BR> <BR> A - arithmetic Wed, 2 Aug 2017 17:52:33 EST TLL Aug Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1702x446x67275326 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For August, that means improving the quality and quantity of your sleep. With a little effort, you can catch those Zzz's. <BR> <BR> Here are 31 daily tips that will each help you sleep better each night. Click below to download and print your August calendar. (You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download this PDF.) <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007-08.pdf </link> Tue, 1 Aug 2017 14:00:40 EST TLL JULY Word game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1703x446x67089083 Type in a word that starts with ONE of the letters in JULY <BR> <BR> Example: J - <BR> or U- <BR> or L- <BR> or Y Sat, 1 Jul 2017 16:37:14 EST TLL July Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1702x446x67089039 Here are 31 daily tips that will each help you de-stress and relax. Click below to download and print your July calendar. (You need something like Adobe Acrobat Reader to download this PDF.) <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007-07.pdf </link> Sat, 1 Jul 2017 16:28:01 EST TLL July Question of the Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22564x446x67089004 <em>341</em> At the grocery store, you… <BR> <BR> Buy what looks good. Whether it's packaged, frozen, or from the prepared food bar, it lands in your cart. <BR> <BR> Buy what's on sale and some favorites. You price compare but mostly stick to brands you know and like. <BR> <BR> Stick to your budget and detailed list. Coupon organizer in hand, you know exactly what's on sale. <BR> <BR> Other (please specify_ Sat, 1 Jul 2017 16:22:01 EST TLL June Question of the Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22564x446x66990579 What is an important lesson you've learned from SparkPeople? <em>58</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Tips for changing my eating habits <BR> <BR> How to stay motivated <BR> <BR> To transition from "diet" to lifestyle <BR> <BR> How to exercise correctly to reach my goals <BR> <BR> That setbacks are normal and don't mean failure <BR> <BR> To use other measures of success besides the scale <BR> <BR> Other (please specify) Wed, 14 Jun 2017 15:15:14 EST TLL End of Year checklist http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1703x446x66914128 What is one thing on your to do list either the last week of school or for the summer? Thu, 1 Jun 2017 13:31:03 EST TLL June Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1703x446x66914101 Gems for June are the pearl, alexandrite, and moonstone. <BR> <BR> In alphabetical order name a gem, stone or a piece of jewelry you like. Feel free to include an image. <BR> <BR> Amber <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4b09bbb1-c435-4743-8ef9-307805b606b8.jpg"> Thu, 1 Jun 2017 13:25:22 EST TLL Spark June Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1702x446x66914021 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For June, that means achieving an active lifestyle. <BR> <BR> Here are 30 daily tips that will help you add a little more activity to your day. Click below to download and print your June calendar. (You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download this PDF.) <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007-06.pdf </link> Thu, 1 Jun 2017 13:11:16 EST TLL - Teacher Appreciation game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1703x446x66728286 In ABC order, name something you would like to get (realistic or fanciful) for being a teacher? <BR> <BR> A - attitude adjustment from some parents (LOL) Mon, 1 May 2017 09:48:39 EST TLL - NEW Goodie Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22564x446x66728145 Learn about others on our team by visiting their page. <BR> <BR> NEW rules: if the number ends in 0 or a 5, please share a goodie with someone on this team! <BR> <BR> Example: 155, 230, 15, 70, etc. <BR> <BR> I'll start the countdown = 1 Mon, 1 May 2017 09:41:05 EST TLL - May Word Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1703x446x66728013 April showers bring May flowers, as the old saying goes. In ABC order, name a flower/plant! <BR> <BR> A - azaleas Mon, 1 May 2017 09:28:14 EST TLL May Question of the Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22564x446x66727977 Are you planting a garden or some new plants in your home this month (or next)? Please tell what - if yes. Mon, 1 May 2017 09:23:37 EST TLL - May Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1702x446x66724763 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For May, that means strengthening your bones. <BR> <BR> Here are 31 daily tips that will help you build stronger bones and prevent future fractures. Click below to download and print your May calendar. (You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download this PDF.) <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007-05.pdf </link> Sun, 30 Apr 2017 20:29:50 EST TLL Earth Day Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1703x446x66538374 In ABC order, name something on the earth (outside.) <BR> <BR> A - apple trees Sat, 1 Apr 2017 13:00:03 EST TLL April Question of the Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22564x446x66538330 Fitness vocabulary: (goodie to those answering) <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What is "VO2 Max" ? <BR> <BR> <BR> Excessive high-intensity training day after day without proper rest <BR> <BR> Your maximum heart rate during exercise <BR> <BR> The maximum amount of oxygen you can use during exercise <BR> <BR> The maximum weight you can lift for a given exercise <BR> <BR> The maximum volume of water your muscles retain following a workout <BR> Sat, 1 Apr 2017 12:48:59 EST TLL - April Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1702x446x66534168 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For April, that means reducing your impact on the environment. Find out just how easy it is to be green! <BR> <BR> Here are 30 daily tips that will each help you develop more eco-friendly habits. <BR> <BR> Click below to download and print your April calendar. (You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download this PDF.) <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007-04.pdf </link> Fri, 31 Mar 2017 20:14:27 EST 4 day school week? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x446x66510523 Hello Fellow Teachers! <BR> <BR> My district is looking into a 4-day school week. Anyone here on this kind of schedule? What are your thoughts about it? I'd love to hear what teachers who actually live a 4-day week feel about it. Thanks in advance!! Mon, 27 Mar 2017 23:20:26 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x446x66369639 Hello! I'm an elementary general music teacher in a small, rural community in Colorado. I've been trolling SparkPeople for many years- started back when I was in my graduate program around 2004. I even lost some significant weight following their program back then, but two high-risk pregnancies, much life, and many busy years later, I'm back where I was (weight-wise) and ready to try again. I'm looking for active teams to join and friends to follow, as I know I will need a community for suppo... Sun, 5 Mar 2017 22:14:08 EST TLL March Question of the Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22564x446x66315871 <em>38</em> Do you follow celebrity weight-loss stories in the media? <em>204</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Yes, I read them regularly. They are motivating to me. <BR> <BR> I don't seek them out, but I will read them if I happen to come across them. <BR> <BR> No, I don't enjoy reading them/They don't interest me. <BR> <BR> Other (please specify) <BR> Sun, 26 Feb 2017 14:18:56 EST TLL - Spring Break Destinations http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1703x446x66315812 In ABC order, name a place you would like to go for Spring Break (money is not a consideration in this game) <BR> <BR> A - Aruba Sun, 26 Feb 2017 14:07:10 EST TLL - Time now? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1703x446x66315802 What time is it now? What time zone are you in? <BR> <BR> 1:20 pm zone EST Sun, 26 Feb 2017 14:04:28 EST TLL - Best healthy decision today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1702x446x66315792 What's your best healthy decision you made today? Sun, 26 Feb 2017 14:02:36 EST TLL - March to a better you http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1703x446x66315587 In ABC order, name something that can help you get healthier/more fit. <BR> <BR> A - attitude committed to better lifestyle. Sun, 26 Feb 2017 13:16:29 EST TLL Spark March Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1702x446x66309592 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For March, that means improving your diet during National Nutrition Month. <BR> <BR> Here are 31 daily tips that will help you eat more nutritious, healthy foods. Click BELOW to download and print your March calendar. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007-03.pdf </link> Sat, 25 Feb 2017 13:01:24 EST TLL Spark FEBRUARY Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1702x446x66120392 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For February, that means improving your heart health for National Heart Month. <BR> <BR> Here are 28 daily tips that will help you improve your health. Click BELOW to download and print your February Calendar. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007-02.pdf </link> Sun, 29 Jan 2017 17:19:44 EST hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x446x66060091 <em>524</em> I have been on spark since 2008. <BR> <BR> I am a substitute teacher for K-12. <BR> <BR> I strive to maintain chronic kidney disease, 2 thyroid diseases, and other chronic ailments while working, help take care of my 80 yr old mother, care for a dying Rottie (he has bone cancer), a husband, house &amp; property. <BR> <BR> I lost 45 pounds in 2016. My goal is to lose 50 in 2017 and move onto maintenance. <BR> <BR> Glad I found this team - I have joined 3 of the 4 team ... Sat, 21 Jan 2017 09:30:49 EST Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x446x65979633 Finish lesson plans <BR> Finish cleaning bathrooms <BR> Pack car for tomorrow - include a healthy snack Tue, 10 Jan 2017 18:53:35 EST Second snow day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x446x65976724 Second "snow day" (really more of a sleet/ice day) - hoping I can be more productive with school planning and cleaning than yesterday! Tue, 10 Jan 2017 10:59:30 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x446x65961453 I am an accounting instructor and looking for some ways to maintain sanity during the school year. It's very easy for me to follow a plan when I am on breaks, but it all falls apart about two weeks into the school year. I'm hoping to lose 50 pounds this year, my mantra is slow and steady! Sun, 8 Jan 2017 12:35:14 EST TLL - Favorite Reward http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22564x446x65900628 What would be your favorite reward for achieving a goal (short-term or long-term)? Sat, 31 Dec 2016 16:43:31 EST TLL January Fill in the Blank http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1703x446x65900562 Answer the question AND add your own question <BR> <BR> My favorite red thing is ...... Sat, 31 Dec 2016 16:35:48 EST TLL - Question of the Week for January http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1702x446x65900546 Welcome to the New Year. <BR> <BR> Do you have any goals or resolutions you will be concentrating on this next year? Sat, 31 Dec 2016 16:33:55 EST TLL January Word Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1703x446x65900464 In alphabetical order, can you think of a word that reflects January? <BR> <BR> A - accomplish new goals Sat, 31 Dec 2016 16:25:03 EST TTL Spark January Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1702x446x65900393 Behavior experts say that it takes about one month to form a new habit, and many people try to create (or break) habits at the start of each year. With the right attitude and focus, you can stick to your New Year's resolutions and achieve long-term success. Here are 31 daily tips that will help you do <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007-01.pdf </link> Sat, 31 Dec 2016 16:14:18 EST Hello All! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x446x65823392 My name is Greta and I am endeavoring to lose 50 pounds over the next year. I'm planning to go slowly because it's going to require a lifestyle change because my current habits are awful and are what got me here in the first place. I am committed to getting started and am open to all helpful advice. Sun, 18 Dec 2016 14:50:33 EST TTL Dec. Quesion of the Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1702x446x65736522 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> New Question <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> In your opinion, how does body image influence food choices? Sun, 4 Dec 2016 19:19:05 EST TLL - Silly Santa Sentences http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1703x446x65730248 Pick one from each topic and put together a sentence! <BR> <BR> <BR> Pick a month someone you know has a birthday: <BR> <BR> January: I danced with <BR> February: I loved <BR> March: I chopped <BR> April: I decorated <BR> May: I trimmed the tree with <BR> June: I drove <BR> July: I baked with <BR> August: I ate with <BR> September: I sang holiday songs with <BR> October: I lit candles with <BR> November: I knocked down <BR> December: Santa and I ran over <BR> <BR> <BR> Pick today's numbe... Sat, 3 Dec 2016 19:23:05 EST TLL - Dec. Spark Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1702x446x65689131 Gathering with close friends and family members during the holidays creates lasting joy and memories. But with so many parties, celebrations and errands to run, it can be hard to keep up with your healthy lifestyle! Here are 31 daily tips that will help you make healthy choices throughout the holiday season. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007-12.pdf </link> Sun, 27 Nov 2016 16:18:37 EST TTL Nov. Question of the Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1702x446x65546681 Which type of food tends to fill you up for the longest amount of time? <BR> <BR> Complex carbs (veggies, whole grains, etc.) <BR> <BR> Healthy fats (avocado, nuts, etc.) <BR> <BR> Protein (lean meats, tofu, etc.) <BR> <BR> Other (Please specify) <BR> Sat, 5 Nov 2016 17:55:51 EST TLL 5 Letter Word Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1703x446x65520325 In ABC order, type in a 5 letter word. <BR> <BR> A = apple Tue, 1 Nov 2016 20:05:32 EST TLL Thanks Word Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1703x446x65520303 In ABC order type in something you are thankful for or is part of the Thanksgiving holiday. <BR> <BR> <BR> A = all the family comes to visit! Tue, 1 Nov 2016 20:01:24 EST TLL - Nov. Spark Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1702x446x65520149 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For November, that means increasing the happiness in your life so that changing of the seasons won't get you down. <BR> <BR> Here are 30 daily tips that will each give you reason to grin and help increase your overall happiness. Click below to download and print your November calendar. (You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download this PDF.) <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007... Tue, 1 Nov 2016 19:42:21 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x446x65503157 This is my third year teaching (second career). I am currently teaching 5th and 6th grade math and science. Sun, 30 Oct 2016 11:40:59 EST TLL - Words ending in 'ed' http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1703x446x65329020 Type in a word that ends with 'ed'. <BR> <BR> Example: <BR> typed Tue, 4 Oct 2016 20:59:36 EST TLL Scary Word Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1703x446x65328978 In ABC order, type in something scary or Octoberish. <BR> <BR> A - abominable snowman Tue, 4 Oct 2016 20:53:54 EST TLL - Oct. Spark Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1702x446x65328839 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For October, that means helping your kids develop healthy fitness and eating habits to last a lifetime. <BR> <BR> Here are 31 daily tips that will each help you do just that! Click below to download and print your October calendar. (You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download this PDF.) <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007-10.pdf </link> Tue, 4 Oct 2016 20:36:01 EST TLL Oct. Question of the Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1702x446x65328660 Are you tempted by Halloween candy? <em>431</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Yes, and it's everywhere! <BR> <BR> Sometimes, if my favorites are around <BR> <BR> No, I don't have much of a sweet tooth <BR> Tue, 4 Oct 2016 20:10:35 EST TLL Sept. Colors game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1703x446x65106987 September can be a pretty colorful month outside. Typically we see red, oranges, green, or browns in abundance. <BR> <BR> Name something that has one of these colors. <BR> <BR> Example: green grass Sat, 3 Sep 2016 17:46:07 EST TLL Sept. Question of the Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1702x446x65106959 What type of apple is your favorite? <BR> <BR> <BR> Granny Smith <BR> <BR> Fuji <BR> <BR> Braeburn <BR> <BR> Pink Lady <BR> <BR> Honeycrisp <BR> <BR> Red Delicious <BR> <BR> Golden Delicious <BR> <BR> Gala <BR> <BR> Macintosh <BR> <BR> Other (please specify <BR> <BR> I don't like apples <BR> Sat, 3 Sep 2016 17:39:52 EST TLL - Sept. Spark Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1702x446x65106785 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For September, that means increasing the number of fruits and veggies you eat so you can meet your 5-a-day quota. <BR> <BR> Here are 30 daily tips that will each help you do just that! Click below to download and print your September calendar. (You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download this PDF.) <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007-09.pdf </link> Sat, 3 Sep 2016 17:07:20 EST TLL - AUGUST game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1703x446x64924333 Fill in one blank letter in the word August. <BR> <BR> <BR> A - acorn <BR> U <BR> G <BR> U <BR> S <BR> T <BR> Sun, 7 Aug 2016 19:56:09 EST TLL - When do you go back to school? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x446x64875467 When is your starting date and when do the students come back? Sun, 31 Jul 2016 14:27:09 EST TLL - Dog Days of Summer http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1703x446x64875462 August is sometimes called the Dog Days of Summer. Contrary to common conjecture, the dog days do not take their peculiar name from weather that “isn’t fit for a dog,” or heat that is so extreme it drives dogs mad. <BR> <BR> The dog days, in the most technical sense, refer to the one- to two-month interval in which a particularly bright star rises and sets with the sun, shining during the daylight hours and staying hidden at night. This star is known by three names: Sirius, the Dog Star, a... Sun, 31 Jul 2016 14:25:40 EST TLL August Spark Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1702x446x64875433 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For August, that means improving the quality and quantity of your sleep. With a little effort, you can catch those Zzz's. <BR> <BR> Here are 31 daily tips that will each help you sleep better each night. Click below to download and print your August calendar. (You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download this PDF.) <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007-08.pdf </link> Sun, 31 Jul 2016 14:19:11 EST TLL August Question of the Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1702x446x64875355 <em>341</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> How long does it take for food to move through the digestive system? <BR> <BR> <BR> 2 hours <BR> <BR> 10 hours <BR> <BR> 24 hours <BR> <BR> 50 hours <BR> <BR> 72 hours <BR> Sun, 31 Jul 2016 14:03:10 EST TLL - Word Conga game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1703x446x64681625 take the LAST letter of the word posted previous to yours and type in a new word starting with that last letter. <BR> <BR> Example: Hat (next person takes the t and starts a new word - trip, the next person takes the P and types in a word starting with the P, etc. <BR> <BR> First word: <BR> <BR> Teacher (next word begins with an R) Sat, 2 Jul 2016 15:29:38 EST TLL Hot-Cold game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1703x446x64681486 In the Northern Hemisphere, July typically has hot temperatures; whereas in the Southern Hemisphere it has winter temperatures. <BR> <BR> Name something hat reminds you of hot or cold temperatures and label it. <BR> <BR> Example: cold - icicles Sat, 2 Jul 2016 15:04:29 EST TLL July Question of the Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1702x446x64681295 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Which holiday is the biggest problem for your diet? <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Thanksgiving <BR> <BR> Halloween <BR> <BR> Christmas or winter holidays <BR> <BR> Easter <BR> <BR> Summer holiday <BR> <BR> Birthday <BR> <BR> Other (please specify) <BR> Sat, 2 Jul 2016 14:26:42 EST TLL Spark July Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1702x446x64681241 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For July, that means decreasing and managing the stress in your life to better enjoy the lazy days of summer. <BR> <BR> Here are 31 daily tips that will each help you de-stress and relax. Click below to download and print your July calendar. (You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download this PDF.) <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007-07.pdf </link> Sat, 2 Jul 2016 14:18:02 EST TLL June Question of the Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1702x446x64482459 What do you like best about Spark? <em>252</em> Fri, 3 Jun 2016 19:15:29 EST TLL Spark June Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1702x446x64482433 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For June, that means achieving an active lifestyle. <BR> <BR> Here are 30 daily tips that will help you add a little more activity to your day. Click below to download and print your June calendar. (You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download this PDF.) <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007-06.pdf </link> Fri, 3 Jun 2016 19:07:26 EST TLL - Favorite Food game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1703x446x64482428 In alphabetical order, name a food you like. <BR> <BR> A - apple Fri, 3 Jun 2016 19:05:39 EST TLL - June Spelling game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1703x446x64482426 Using ANY letter in the word June, type something that starts with J or U or N or E. No particular order needed. <BR> <BR> J - jello Fri, 3 Jun 2016 19:04:23 EST TLL - June Vacation game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1703x446x64482408 June is the month of vacations or planning for vacations. In alphabetical order, name someplace you think would be a fun vacation spot! <BR> <BR> A - Aruba Fri, 3 Jun 2016 18:59:52 EST TLL - End of School Year Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1703x446x64258389 When is your last day teaching this year? Mon, 2 May 2016 16:33:50 EST TLL - May Word game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1703x446x64258379 Fill in a word or phrase for the letters in the word MAY <BR> <BR> M = model <BR> A = <BR> Y = Mon, 2 May 2016 16:32:39 EST TLL - May color game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1703x446x64258369 May is know for its (mostly) blue skies and green grass. <BR> <BR> Name something blue or green (example: blue sky or green grass) Mon, 2 May 2016 16:31:04 EST TLL Spark May Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1702x446x64242049 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For May, that means strengthening your bones. <BR> <BR> Here are 31 daily tips that will help you build stronger bones and prevent future fractures. Click below to download and print your May calendar. (You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download this PDF.) <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007-05.pdf </link> Sat, 30 Apr 2016 14:48:18 EST TLL - APRIL Title Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1703x446x64042652 What is your favorite (you can pick one or more headings) <BR> <BR> Book <BR> <BR> Movie <BR> <BR> Song <BR> <BR> Poem <BR> <BR> Grade/Subject to teach Sun, 3 Apr 2016 14:47:25 EST TLL - APRIL Word Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1703x446x64042630 In ABC order, type in a 4 or 5 letter word that has NO doubles. (Examples not allowed: oo, tt, ss, etc.) <BR> <BR> A - April Sun, 3 Apr 2016 14:43:49 EST TLL Boy/Girl name game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1703x446x64042623 Alternating between a boy name and a girl name. <BR> <BR> Alexander Sun, 3 Apr 2016 14:42:12 EST TLL Spark APRIL Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1702x446x64042515 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For April, that means reducing your impact on the environment. Find out just how easy it is to be green! <BR> <BR> Here are 30 daily tips that will each help you develop more eco-friendly habits. <BR> <BR> Click BELOW to download and print your April calendar. (You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download this PDF.) <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007-04.pdf </link> Sun, 3 Apr 2016 14:23:11 EST TLL APRIL Question of the Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1702x446x64042493 <em>38</em> <em>353</em> <BR> <BR> Your ideal workout would be... <BR> <BR> <BR> Pumping some serious iron in the gym <BR> <BR> Relaxing movements set to peaceful music <BR> <BR> Being led by a trainer or instructor <BR> <BR> A fast-paced cardio workout <BR> <BR> Lots of abdominal work <BR> <BR> Other (please specify) Sun, 3 Apr 2016 14:19:56 EST New http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x446x64003069 Hey Ya'll! I am from central Arkansas. So glad to find an active group out here in sparkpeople land. Tue, 29 Mar 2016 14:24:54 EST TLL MARCH Question of the Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1702x446x63827994 Which is more helpful to you: Motivational Music or Motivational Quotations? <BR> <BR> Motivational music <BR> <BR> Motivational quotations <BR> <BR> Other (please specify) Sat, 5 Mar 2016 20:23:47 EST TLL - Like it or Not? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22564x446x63795851 Answer the question, then write your own "like it or not" question. <BR> <BR> Daylight Savings Time - like it or not? Tue, 1 Mar 2016 16:52:05 EST TLL Spring Word game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1703x446x63795791 In alphabetical order, type in a word or phrase that reminds you of spring. <BR> <BR> a - azaleas Tue, 1 Mar 2016 16:44:54 EST TLL - March Madness http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1703x446x63795785 What makes you mad? <BR> <BR> rudeness...makes me mad! Tue, 1 Mar 2016 16:44:04 EST TLL Spark March Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1702x446x63795728 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For March, that means improving your diet during National Nutrition Month. <BR> <BR> Here are 31 daily tips that will help you eat more nutritious, healthy foods. Click below to download and print your March calendar. (You need something like Adobe Acrobat Reader to download this PDF.) <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007-03.pdf </link> Tue, 1 Mar 2016 16:35:33 EST TLL - February Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1703x446x63574641 In ABC order, type in a word or phrase that makes you think of February. <BR> <BR> A - adore Mon, 1 Feb 2016 21:03:52 EST TLL "I LOVE...". fill in the blank http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1703x446x63574627 With Feb. being designated the month of love, thought you'd like to comment on one thing (a day) that you like/love. <BR> <BR> I love... my new puppy. Mon, 1 Feb 2016 21:02:22 EST TLL Spark Feb. Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1702x446x63565593 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For February, that means improving your heart health for National Heart Month. <BR> <BR> Here are 28 daily tips that will help you improve your health. Click below to download and print your February Calendar. (You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download this PDF.) <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007-02.pdf </link> Sun, 31 Jan 2016 20:52:36 EST TLL Feb. Question of the Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1702x446x63565531 What healthy foods do you like to eat? <em>129</em> Sun, 31 Jan 2016 20:44:09 EST Drinking Water http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x446x63553354 When you have so few (if any breaks) for the restroom, how do you get your 6 to 8 glasses of water in each day? This is a real struggle for me. Any suggestions from fellow educator's will be greatly appreciated! Thanks. Sat, 30 Jan 2016 10:11:45 EST Hi. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x446x63450891 I've taught middle school for about 18 years. I love my career and the students I work with but find that the very job I love causes me so much stress and I often turn to food as a result. I am starting anew and am glad that I found TLL. I desire to reach my weight-loss goal by the end of the year. Sun, 17 Jan 2016 18:22:36 EST TLL - Goal for the day/week/month? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x446x63318053 What is your goal for today? (Make it a SMART goal if you can! - OPTIONAL form below) <BR> <BR> <BR> Step 1: Write down your goal in as few words as possible. <BR> My goal is to: ___________ <BR> <BR> <BR> Step 2: Make your goal detailed and SPECIFIC. Answer who/what/where/how/when. <BR> ________________________________________<BR>____________________________ <BR> <BR> HOW will you reach this goal? List at least 3 action steps you'll take (be specific): <BR> 1. ________________________... Sat, 2 Jan 2016 10:04:27 EST TLL QUESTION of the WEEK http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1702x446x63317951 What’s your tip/trick for drinking more water? Remember 8 glasses of water may not be for everyone - drink BEFORE you are thirsty, by then you have started to dehydrate. Sat, 2 Jan 2016 09:52:12 EST TLL - APRIL Birthday? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x446x63314251 If you have a birthday in APRIL, post the date here. <BR> <BR> Team members check back here often so you can send them a birthday greeting. Fri, 1 Jan 2016 20:35:38 EST TLL - Favorite Snack http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22564x446x63314242 What do you find that is a healthy snack? <BR> <BR> I like low cal yogurt. Fri, 1 Jan 2016 20:33:56 EST TLL - Counting Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22564x446x63314217 Type in the number coming next. If the last two digits are the same; give someone on this team a goodie. <BR> <BR> Examples: (177, 299, 44) <BR> <BR> Starting with number: 1 Fri, 1 Jan 2016 20:30:12 EST TLL Educational Words http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1703x446x63304786 In alphabetical order, name something in education. <BR> <BR> A - administrators Thu, 31 Dec 2015 18:00:34 EST TLL Year Events http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1703x446x63304777 Pick a year and name something important that happened either to you personally or around the globe. <BR> <BR> 2015 - Princess Charlotte born to British monarchy. Thu, 31 Dec 2015 17:58:34 EST TLL New Things game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1703x446x63304768 In ABC order, name something new you would like. <BR> <BR> A - appliances Thu, 31 Dec 2015 17:58:10 EST TLL Spark Jan. Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1702x446x63278385 Behavior experts say that it takes about one month to form a new habit, and many people try to create (or break) habits at the start of each year. With the right attitude and focus, you can stick to your New Year's resolutions and achieve long-term success. Here are 31 daily tips that will help you do exactly that. <BR> <BR> Web page: <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motivat<BR>ion_articles.asp?id=746 </link> <BR> <BR> Printable (need a pdf reader): <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resou... Mon, 28 Dec 2015 07:54:01 EST TLL Dec. Question of the Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1702x446x63129498 1. Will you be traveling this holiday season? (If YES, please continue to question 2) <BR> <BR> <BR> 2. What's your biggest challenge when traveling? <BR> <BR> <BR> Not being able to cook <BR> <BR> Getting out of my routine <BR> <BR> Fitting in exercise <BR> <BR> Jet lag / Time changes <BR> <BR> Being forced to dine out <BR> <BR> Not having support <BR> <BR> Something else not listed here (please specify) Sat, 5 Dec 2015 16:59:36 EST TLL Holiday Healthy Tips http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22564x446x63076754 Share an article, motivating image, or just a tip for dealing with the winter holidays. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutriti<BR>on_articles.asp?id=1241 </link> Sat, 28 Nov 2015 11:48:59 EST TLL Favorite Dec. Image http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1703x446x63076732 Find a photo, graphic, image or picture of something cute that is related to December. <BR> <BR> Example: <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c1e84c33-89a0-4224-b54a-760c629e05bc.jpg"> Sat, 28 Nov 2015 11:45:55 EST TLL Words Ending in "S" or "R" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1703x446x63076717 <BR> Type in a word that ends in "S" or "R" <BR> <BR> Examples: Christmas or December Sat, 28 Nov 2015 11:44:28 EST TLL Favorite December Memory http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1703x446x63076709 What is something you like about December? Sat, 28 Nov 2015 11:43:44 EST TLL Spark Dec. Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1702x446x63071551 Gathering with close friends and family members during the holidays creates lasting joy and memories. But with so many parties, celebrations and errands to run, it can be hard to keep up with your healthy lifestyle! <BR> <BR> Here are 31 daily tips that will help you make healthy choices throughout the holiday season. <BR> <BR> <BR> (You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download this PDF.) <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007-12.pdf </link> Fri, 27 Nov 2015 15:01:57 EST TLL Words ending in 'ing' http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1703x446x62873103 Type in a word that ends with "ing" <BR> <BR> Thanksgiving Sat, 31 Oct 2015 21:20:34 EST TLL Healthy Foods Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1703x446x62873079 In alphabetical order, type in a healthy food. <BR> <BR> A - apple Sat, 31 Oct 2015 21:17:32 EST TLL Would You Be Thankful for.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1703x446x62873063 Answer the question of which item you would be most thankful for and then make-up your own choice for the next person to answer. <BR> <BR> Would be thankful for .... a bigger house or a newer car? Sat, 31 Oct 2015 21:15:46 EST TLL November Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1702x446x62870976 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For November, that means increasing the happiness in your life so that changing of the seasons won't get you down. <BR> <BR> Here are 30 daily tips that will each give you reason to grin and help increase your overall happiness. Click below to download and print your November calendar. (You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download this PDF.) <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007-11.pd... Sat, 31 Oct 2015 15:30:56 EST TLL Question of the Week Nov. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1702x446x62870963 How would you define a Healthy Food Lifestyle? Sat, 31 Oct 2015 15:27:46 EST TLL - Which Challenges? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22564x446x62653577 Which Challenge/s are you participating in? <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/challeng<BR>e.asp </link> Sat, 3 Oct 2015 17:32:27 EST TLL - Challenge #5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x446x62653568 After you finish up with the first 4, stop there and start here. <BR> <BR> Challenge #5 <BR> <BR> This week's challenge: EAT~SLEEP~LIFT~Repeat! <BR> <BR> "Living the good life" Challenge – SLEEP to Slim Down <em>102</em> <BR> <BR> <em>292</em> Target 6-8 hours a night <BR> <BR> So you already know that a well-balanced diet and a regular exercise program are keys to losing. But are you listening to that other recommendation you’ve heard more than once in your life? Get plenty o... Sat, 3 Oct 2015 17:30:06 EST TLL OCTOBER Word Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1703x446x62653182 Using the letters in the word October, fill in one of the blank spots. If you can find a word/phrase relative to this month all the better (optional) <BR> <BR> O - oh my, time for witches and ghosts <BR> C - <BR> T - <BR> O - <BR> B - <BR> E - <BR> R - <BR> Sat, 3 Oct 2015 16:24:00 EST TLL Spark's OCT Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1702x446x62653152 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For October, that means helping your kids develop healthy fitness and eating habits to last a lifetime. <BR> <BR> Here are 31 daily tips that will each help you do just that! Click below to download and print your October calendar. (You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download this PDF.) <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007-10.pdf </link> Sat, 3 Oct 2015 16:17:59 EST TLL Question of the Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1702x446x62653114 On average, how long are your exercise sessions? <BR> <BR> <BR> 10 minutes or fewer <BR> <BR> 11-20 minutes <BR> <BR> 21-30 minutes <BR> <BR> 31-40 minutes <BR> <BR> 41-50 minutes <BR> <BR> 51-60 minutes <BR> <BR> More than 1 hour Sat, 3 Oct 2015 16:10:47 EST TLL - Challenge #4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x446x62445399 Challenge #4 <BR> <BR> "Living the good life" Challenge – Eat Your BREAKFAST & Look up a Spark Breakfast RECIPE <em>490</em> <BR> <BR> <em>292</em> Aim this week to make a habit of eating breakfast daily <BR> <BR> You’ve heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. However, did you know that eating breakfast may actually help you lose weight? Breakfast jump-starts your metabolism in the morning, so eating soon after you wake up will raise your energy level right aw... Mon, 7 Sep 2015 20:11:33 EST TLL - September Word Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1703x446x62389070 How to play: <BR> Copy the whole list to your post and fill in just ONE answer. You can choose any word/phrase that starts with the letter that is next, no limit on size. Please do not reuse a word that is in this group (especially for the E's, for example not putting the word egg 3 times in this one set.) <BR> <BR> When the list is full, we'll start over. <BR> <BR> S = school starting <BR> E = <BR> P = <BR> T = <BR> E = <BR> M = <BR> B = <BR> E = <BR> R = Mon, 31 Aug 2015 20:45:49 EST I have a problem with our "free" breakfast program http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x446x62378219 There may not be anything I can do about it, but I know I am not the only one who feels this way. I just want to put it out there. <BR> <BR> I know that there are children who don't have a lot of food at home so having breakfast and lunch available at school is very important. But, there are some points I want to bring up. <BR> <BR> 1. Our "free" breakfast is federally funded so Aramark gets reimbursed when a child picks up breakfast. So they will financially gain from this. They are a busi... Sun, 30 Aug 2015 14:57:44 EST Introducing me!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x446x62377403 I'm not new to SparkPeople but I am new to this team. I haven't been too active on SP for quite awhile but recently started coming here again and decided to join this team so I could meet some fellow teachers. My main job is teaching at a community college but I'm also a docent at a local small zoo so I lead tours for groups of kids ranging from pre-K to adults. As a docent, teaching is the main focus because I get to introduce the kids to the zoo animals in various ways, which I really enjoy... Sun, 30 Aug 2015 12:55:27 EST TLL Spark Sept. Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1702x446x62371672 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For September, that means increasing the number of fruits and veggies you eat so you can meet your 5-a-day quota. <BR> <BR> Here are 30 daily tips that will each help you do just that! Click below to download and print your September calendar. (You may need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download this PDF.) <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007-09.pdf </link> Sat, 29 Aug 2015 17:33:52 EST TLL Sept. Question of the Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1702x446x62371641 <em>17</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> If you have a technical question (about your program or the site), where is the first place you should go for help? <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Click on the "Help" icon, located at the top of any page <BR> <BR> Post your question in the Site/Technical Help forum on the Message Boards <BR> <BR> Send an email to SparkPeople’s staff <BR> <BR> Send a SparkMail to one of our Coaches <BR> <BR> Other (please specify) ... Sat, 29 Aug 2015 17:27:06 EST TLL Challenge Week 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x446x62316794 Challenge #3 <BR> <BR> This week's challenge: <BR> <BR> "Living the good life" Challenge – MEASURE UP to slim down <em>301</em> <BR> <BR> <em>292</em> Track Every Bite, Lick, and Taste <BR> <BR> This week, it is time to measure up. Even though it can be tedious and time-consuming, measuring and tracking your food is the number one, ''evidenced based'' weight-loss technique that actually works. When you stop diligently measuring and tracking calories, it's easy to get lazy with ... Sat, 22 Aug 2015 16:46:56 EST TLL - Tip of the Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x446x62275739 Krys, <BR> <BR> I wanted to thank you "publicly" for all you do to support those of us here at TLL! You are <em>345</em> <BR> <BR> Personally, I have found the TLL - Tips very helpful. This week I found the discussion regarding Low-Density Foods to be eye-opening for me. It is something that I do; but, I did not realize the underlying reason that it seemed to work so well for me. <BR> <BR> So, thanks again for all you do. You are the <em>285</em> Mon, 17 Aug 2015 11:15:56 EST TLL Challenge Week 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x446x62261624 Challenge #2 <BR> <BR> Weekly challenges are designed to help you: <BR> <BR> 1) Learn about Spark People tools and community <BR> 2) Work toward making healthful habits, behaviors and actions that contribute to a healthier lifestyle. <BR> 3) Focus on setting small attainable goals <BR> <BR> This week's challenge: <BR> <BR> "Living the good life" Challenge – Freggies <em>550</em> <em>265</em> <em>289</em> <em>277</em> <BR> <BR> <em>292</em> Target 5 servings daily ... Sat, 15 Aug 2015 14:10:05 EST First Day Activities http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x446x62213920 In public school, I had a great animated, interactive PowerPoint that I showed over the course of the day. The kids loved it and it saved me from droning on about rules, etc. I would skim over it again when we came back in January after break but it wasn't unusual for kids to want to see it again during the year because it covered things like AR prizes such as pizza parties, popsicle picnics, working in our garden, etc. <BR> <BR> What are some of the things you do? Sun, 9 Aug 2015 14:12:24 EST TLL Challenge Week 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x446x62185116 Here you go: <BR> <BR> Weekly challenges are designed to help you become healthy teachers. These are on going and you simply indicate how many glasses of water and how many minutes of fitness you achieved when you reply to this post. <BR> <BR> Goals <BR> 1. Work toward making healthful habits, behaviors and actions that contribute to a healthier lifestyle. <BR> 2. Focus on setting small attainable goals <BR> <BR> This week's challenge: <BR> <BR> 1) "Living the good life" Challenge – Dr... Wed, 5 Aug 2015 19:07:28 EST Phase 2 of my life transformation journey! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x446x62168224 Hey yall, I am a mom of 3, a wife, devout follower of Christ, and I love life! I used SP to lose my first 40 lbs, then got a little lazy and the last 10 to get to 50 kept fluctuating. I am determined to do so much better this time around now that I know what I know. The motivation here is second to none ;) Mon, 3 Aug 2015 18:53:48 EST TLL August Question of the Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1702x446x62150359 <em>38</em> A fitness acronym to solve this week <em>38</em> <em>68</em> <BR> <BR> What is BMR? <BR> <BR> Basic Muscle Rate <BR> <BR> Body Mass Rate <BR> <BR> Basal Metabolic Rate <BR> <BR> (Answer given next week) <BR> Sat, 1 Aug 2015 15:04:13 EST TLL When do you go back to school? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x446x62144601 What is your first official back to school day? (yes I know many of you are there early!) <BR> <BR> What is the students' first day back? Fri, 31 Jul 2015 20:43:57 EST TLL Favorite Quote or Image http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22564x446x62144463 What is an uplifting motivating quote or image that you like? Please share! Can be about teaching, nutrition or fitness! <BR> <BR> One of mine is: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/20fa82a5-85a2-49fc-b7ff-ed777600bbcc.jpg"> Fri, 31 Jul 2015 20:21:21 EST TLL - Nuitritio n/Fitness Word game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1703x446x62144392 Based on the last letter of the word given before, type in a word related to nutrition or fitness. <BR> <BR> Example: I put in: treadmill The next person starts a word with the letter L (last letter given) <BR> <BR> <BR> Food (next person puts in a word starting with D) Fri, 31 Jul 2015 20:08:47 EST TLL - 5 letter word game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1703x446x62144384 In alphabetical order, any 5 letter words that does NOT contain the same letter more than once,. <BR> <BR> Example: apron (okay) apple (not okay) where (not okay with 2 'e') <BR> <BR> Apron Fri, 31 Jul 2015 20:05:42 EST TLL Spark Aug. Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1702x446x62144320 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For August, that means improving the quality and quantity of your sleep. With a little effort, you can catch those Zzz's. <BR> <BR> Here are 31 daily tips that will each help you sleep better each night. Click below to download and print your August calendar. (You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download this PDF.) <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007-08.pdf </link> Fri, 31 Jul 2015 19:47:52 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x446x62097887 Hi, my name is Tiffany. I am a 3rd grade teacher in Oklahoma. I have have two children and a loving husband. School starts in two weeks and I hope to continue on this healthy lifestyle, once school starts. Sat, 25 Jul 2015 23:02:52 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x446x62030732 Hi, everyone! My name is Kelly, and I've been a member of this group for a while but have never been active. I teach junior high school ELA, and I had a rough year and did quite a bit of emotional eating after one of my students passed away. It was one of the most crushing things I have ever dealt with my entire life, and certainly in my career. Now, though, I'm feeling it's time to do right by myself and get back on track. This seems like a great group and I'm excited to start my journey wit... Fri, 17 Jul 2015 09:35:25 EST New Position! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x446x61952327 I am super excited. Last week I accepted a new position (special education at the middle school level) in a different district. I am waiting for the official paperwork to arrive in the mail. I was hoping to wait to inform my current district and friends once it came in...but am excited and started telling a few people. Do you think it is right to wait until I have the official paperwork. I certainly don't want to make anyone angry. I also don't want to resign until the paperwork is all ... Tue, 7 Jul 2015 16:48:35 EST TLL - July Question of the Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1702x446x61918911 <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> True or False: To lose fat, it doesn’t matter what you eat as long as you stay within your calorie range. <BR> <BR> <BR> (Check back next week for the answer!) <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Fri, 3 Jul 2015 15:17:57 EST TLL - July Spark Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1702x446x61918853 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For July, that means decreasing and managing the stress in your life to better enjoy the lazy days of summer. <BR> <BR> Here are 31 daily tips that will each help you de-stress and relax. Click below to download and print your July calendar. (You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download this PDF.) <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007-07.pdf </link> Fri, 3 Jul 2015 15:06:47 EST TLL - Summer words http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1703x446x61918778 In alphabetical order, type in a word/phrase dealing with summer. <BR> <BR> A - airplane ticket for a vacation trip Fri, 3 Jul 2015 14:59:23 EST A-Z How we are going on our journey. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1703x446x61726618 A-Z How we are going on our journey. <BR> <BR> A - Annoyed - I am stuck on a plateau! <BR> <em>101</em> Wed, 10 Jun 2015 16:28:19 EST Any MS ELA teachers using Engage NY? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x446x61671955 The school where I'll be working next year has adopted the Engage NY curriculum. I have looked at it VERY briefly, and I'm wondering if any of y'all have experience using it. I used one of the Developing Core Proficiencies units last year with my sophomores at the end of the year, and largely liked it, although I didn't love the pacing. <BR> <BR> Thu, 4 Jun 2015 10:05:51 EST TLL - Seasonal Activities game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1703x446x61658042 In alphabetical order, name something you do mostly in that one season. Be sure to name the activity (in abc order) and then include the season. <BR> <BR> (Examples: swimming-summer; ice skating-winter, etc.) <BR> <BR> <BR> apple bobbing-fall Tue, 2 Jun 2015 19:40:59 EST My insights on amount of food and satisfaction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x446x61647533 KRISZTA11 of the At Goal & Maintaining + Transition to Maintenance team has written a blog that has really spoken to me. I suspect others may also find her experience useful. So, I am sharing its title and link ... <BR> <BR> "My insights on amount of food and satisfaction" by KRISZTA11 <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5936602 </link> <BR> <BR> Hope all of you have a wonderful June! <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> <BR> Mon, 1 Jun 2015 18:23:33 EST TLL-June Spark Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22564x446x61627304 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. <BR> <BR> For June, that means achieving an active lifestyle <BR> <BR> Here are 30 daily tips that will each help you de-stress and relax. Download and print your June calendar. (You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download this PDF.) <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007-06.pdf </link> Sat, 30 May 2015 14:41:04 EST TLL-June Spark Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22564x446x61627303 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. <BR> <BR> For June, that means achieving an active lifestyle <BR> <BR> Here are 30 daily tips that will each help you de-stress and relax. Download and print your July calendar. (You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download this PDF.) <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007-06.pdf </link> Sat, 30 May 2015 14:40:57 EST TLL-June Question of the Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1702x446x61627255 Fresh produce is always healthier for you than frozen produce. True or false? <BR> <BR> <BR> True - Freezing depletes the healthful nutrients <BR> <BR> True - It is just common sense <BR> <BR> True - Frozen food is often eaten months after picking, so much of the nutritional value has diminished <BR> <BR> False - Produce is often picked before it has had enough time to develop the full spectrum of vitamins and minerals <BR> Sat, 30 May 2015 14:34:08 EST Newbie to this team... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x446x61565678 I'm new to this team but not to SparkPeople. I'm Paula. For 25 years I was a middle school teacher, school librarian, then a school library professor. Now I advocate for teachers, students, and public education whenever possible in this era of testing idiocy. Bless all of you for your dedication to our youth. <em>58</em> Sat, 23 May 2015 11:17:41 EST TLL - When is your LAST day of school? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x446x61472667 When do your students finish up? When do you finish up? Tue, 12 May 2015 19:35:23 EST New to the team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x446x61406704 Hello, I am Constance from Metro Atlanta. I am amazed at all the information on this web page. Tue, 5 May 2015 09:41:52 EST TLL - Spring Break Destination http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1703x446x61381364 In alphabetical order, name a place you would like to visit during spring break! <BR> <BR> A - Australia Sat, 2 May 2015 12:32:19 EST TLL - Street, Avenue, etc. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1703x446x61381343 Spring is a good time for traveling. In alphabetical order, name a street, avenue, boulevard, etc. <BR> <BR> A - Archer Drive Sat, 2 May 2015 12:29:19 EST TLL - MAY word game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1703x446x61381288 Add a word that begins with the next letter in the word MAY. Please copy and paste the whole thing so folks know which letter is next. Start over when all 3 letters are done. <BR> <BR> M - mother (next person does the letter A) <BR> A - <BR> Y - <BR> <BR> Sat, 2 May 2015 12:22:30 EST TLL Spark May Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22564x446x61381232 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For May, that means strengthening your bones. <BR> <BR> Here are 31 daily tips that will help you build stronger bones and prevent future fractures. Click here to download and print your May calendar. (You need something like Adobe Acrobat Reader to download this PDF.) <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007-05.pdf </link> Sat, 2 May 2015 12:16:37 EST TLL Question of the Week (May) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1702x446x61381185 <em>38</em> NEW QUESTION <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>194</em> <em>68</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> What's easier: Meeting your daily water intake quota, or meeting your daily Fitness quota? <BR> <BR> <BR> Water! <BR> <BR> Fitness Activity! <BR> <BR> I struggle equally with both <BR> <BR> I have no problem meeting either of them Sat, 2 May 2015 12:11:09 EST This Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x446x61251816 It's been a crazy week for me and I couldn't necessarily keep up with my walking and keeping track of calories. One of my kitties was really sick and I was worried and trying to care for him. He is having some severe bladder and urinary tract issues. It made me think that it is so tough for teachers because we have to be on during the school day and act like there is nothing going on...then deal with all the personal stuff after school. It amazes me how well we are all doing despite this... Sat, 18 Apr 2015 07:04:35 EST Having the Confidence http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x446x61172645 So this is something I haven't really ever talked about and it is something that has bothering me for years. in 2011, I graduated with Bachelor's in French and Adolescent Education. I went on to get my Master's in Literacy Education and i am almost finished with my second Master's in TESOL. So i am clearly qualified for my own classroom, yet I am just working as a TA in a special needs school. I actually love this job and is the first time i have had a job that was in the field of education, ... Thu, 9 Apr 2015 14:09:05 EST I am Beth from Alabama http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x446x61167242 Hi all, <BR> <BR> I am Beth from Alabama. I am currently an aftercare teacher for a 2 year old classroom at a daycare. Sadly I am only working part time. I love my kiddos, but my co teacher is very difficult. <BR> <BR> I am a mom of 2 grown boys... one in the Navy and apparently getting married in less than a year. I have 90 yes 90 pounds I NEED to lose for the wedding but also for my health...but a sensible friend told me to shoot for 50, which is way more reasonable. I will look good a... Wed, 8 Apr 2015 23:42:26 EST TLL Spark April Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22564x446x61124481 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. <BR> <BR> For April, that means reducing your impact on the environment. Find out just how easy it is to be green! <BR> <BR> Here are 30 daily tips that will each help you develop more eco-friendly habits. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007-04.pdf </link> Sat, 4 Apr 2015 13:23:55 EST TLL Question of the Week - April http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1702x446x61124458 <em>38</em> <em>550</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Check back next week to get the answer. Goodie for those participating. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Which of the following represents one serving of vegetables? <BR> <BR> A - 1 cup of salad or lettuce <BR> B - 1/2 cup of corn or cooked vegetables <BR> C - 1 small potato <BR> D - 1 cup of baby carrots <BR> E - All of the above <BR> F - A and B only <BR> <BR> Sat, 4 Apr 2015 13:18:26 EST TLL - Guess that emoticon phrase http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1703x446x61115958 Using one or two emoticons, create a phrase. The next person tries to guess what it is and creates one of their own. <BR> <BR> Example: <BR> <BR> On <em>292</em> Fri, 3 Apr 2015 13:20:51 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x446x61034959 Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> My name is Sarah, I am a prek teacher in Michigan right now, previously I've taught second grade. I don't know about you, but when the day reaches the middle I am so tired I either eat or chug a Coke can to make it though the day lately! I am so excited for spring break soon! Looking forward to talking with all of you and losing the Coke for some water shortly. :) Wed, 25 Mar 2015 22:43:45 EST Back at it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x446x60938477 Hi everyone! I've been a member of Sparkpeople off and on for 8 years. I realize that one of the things I'm missing in other online trackers is easily accessible groups of people with common interests! I need the support and motivation that these groups bring. I teach 3rd grade at a small school literally "in the woods". I look forward to getting to know some of you! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!! Sun, 15 Mar 2015 15:17:59 EST thinking of ditching the scale http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x446x60871963 I have been within fifteen pounds of goal weight nine times. It was brought to my attention I may have a mental block. Upon looking at the weight loss log and calorie log it seams that may actually be an issue. Therefore, I am thinking of not weighing in for one month. I want to listen to my body and pay attention to the way things fit. <BR> Any thoughts on this Sun, 8 Mar 2015 13:25:29 EST How do you Unwind? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x446x60838454 I am usually quite "overstimulated" by the end of my day. So, I went for a swim after work. How do you unwind...without food? <BR> Wed, 4 Mar 2015 19:47:18 EST Hi, I'm Lisa. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x446x60825515 Afternoon, new to Spark and to teaching! Glad to be here. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 13:42:11 EST TLL - Spring Words in ABC order http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1703x446x60796481 Think of a Spring word/phrase in alphabetical order. <BR> <BR> A - azaleas <BR> Sat, 28 Feb 2015 20:32:05 EST TLL - MARCHing to the Beat game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1703x446x60796448 What's a song you really like? One of the first letters anywhere in the title has to have a M or A or R or C or H. (It does not have to be the first word in the title.) <BR> <BR> Examples : (made up titles) <BR> MUSIC Galore [or] <BR> A HAPPY Camper [or] <BR> Rocking the Night AWAY [or] <BR> Baby's CRADLE [or] <BR> I Need HELP <BR> <BR> Sat, 28 Feb 2015 20:25:13 EST Spark March Calendar - TLL http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22564x446x60796310 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For March, that means improving your diet during National Nutrition Month. <BR> <BR> Here are 31 daily tips that will help you eat more nutritious, healthy foods. Click here to download and print your March calendar. (You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download this PDF.) <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda r_ 2007-03.pdf </link> Sat, 28 Feb 2015 20:02:14 EST Question of the Week - March TLL http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1702x446x60793278 What makes you feel less positive about reaching your goal? <BR> <BR> <BR> Eating "badly" for a day or meal <BR> <BR> Not exercising for a day <BR> <BR> Both <BR> <BR> Neither <BR> <BR> Other (please specify) Sat, 28 Feb 2015 12:56:25 EST Stress and eating http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x446x60766646 Okay..so today was not the greatest for me in the classroom. I am high school resource room teacher. I have a very challenging group last block of day. Did not go well. Feeling overwhelmed, frustrated, and angry as there is not a whole lot I can do to make things better at this time. Anyway, I admit it..did some snacking this afternoon. Just had to. Just remembered someone also brought some home made cookies to the staff meeting too. Do you all have these situations once in awhile... Wed, 25 Feb 2015 17:08:54 EST Tired, tired, tired. . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x446x60627583 Is anyone else just plain tired? <BR> I wake up with good intentions every day. By the time I get home from work, it is all I can do to make a healthy dinner and complete basic household chores. Help! How do I push past this exhaustion? <BR> Wed, 11 Feb 2015 09:33:06 EST Change a Word game - TLL http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1703x446x60518794 This is easy. Just keep one word and drop one of the other words to form two words that go together. <BR> <BR> <BR> February Calendar Sat, 31 Jan 2015 19:20:49 EST I Love to ... game TLL http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1703x446x60518765 February is the month associated with the heart and love. Tell one thing you love/like to..... in ABC order (first word of your choice) <BR> <BR> A - <BR> <BR> I love to - Arrange furniture Sat, 31 Jan 2015 19:17:00 EST Spark Feb. Calendar TLL http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22564x446x60516284 28 Days to a Healthier Heart <BR> A Tip of the Day Calendar for February <BR> <BR> <BR> SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For February, that means improving your heart health for National Heart Month. <BR> <BR> Here are 28 daily tips that will help you improve your health. Click below to download and print your February Calendar. (You need a pdf reader like Adobe Acrobat Reader to download this PDF.) <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/... Sat, 31 Jan 2015 13:31:19 EST Question of the Week _ Feb. TLL http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1702x446x60516113 <em>38</em> When you face a craving, how often do you give in to it? <em>38</em> <em>4</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Every time! Find it hard to do portion control! <BR> <BR> Every time, but a small portion <BR> <BR> Most of the time <BR> <BR> Sometimes <BR> <BR> Hardly ever <BR> <BR> Never <BR> <BR> Other (please specify) <BR> Sat, 31 Jan 2015 13:13:54 EST Hi, I'm Lindsay http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x446x60474324 Hey ya'll! I am a Social Studies teacher in Georgia that needs to shed off some extra weight! I had a baby last year and have really struggled to get back on track! <BR> I am married to a Math teacher and we have 3 beautiful children together ages 7 (boy),5 (girl),1 (girl). I am also coaching tennis and I want to be a good role model for my team as well as my family! <BR> I can't wait to get started! Tue, 27 Jan 2015 12:45:51 EST gradebooks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x446x60423347 Can anyone suggest a free online gradebook? Thanks so much! Thu, 22 Jan 2015 18:48:06 EST Public introduction so that I can't keep hiding! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x446x60386526 Good morning, everyone! My name is Amy and this is my 2nd, ... no, 3rd attempt at SparkPeople! This time, I am trying to take steps that will make it more difficult to just walk away! <BR> <BR> I am 38-years old, got remarried a year ago, have a 14-year old daughter, an 8-year old son, and have taught high school math (currently calculus, precalculus, and financial algebra) for 16 years in Washington State. <BR> <BR> I tend to blame my job for my weight problems. I go to work too early to e... Mon, 19 Jan 2015 14:30:44 EST Sickness and this journey http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x446x60349116 I have been sick all week. How do you handle the setback of illness? I feel awful but guilty at the same time. I really feel sick enough to not go to the gym, but then worry that when I am well, I will have settled into the doing nothing routine. Fri, 16 Jan 2015 06:35:24 EST so hungry http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x446x60274819 hi, <BR> <BR> I was doing so well counting calories and exercising during vacation but now I'm back to school. I am finding myself just starving to death during various points of the day. Could it be because of the crazy schedule. I eat breakfast at 6AM, lunch at 10:30AM and then dinner is usually after 6 at home. So I am starving to death between 12 and 6. The schedule at work makes it so difficult. When I can just have 3 meals during the day I do great...but when I start just starvi... Fri, 9 Jan 2015 18:26:47 EST Going back to school,Stress and my Eating http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x446x60243954 hi. im not sure if ive come to the right place. if so, i apologize. I'm kinda confused thats all and i hope you could give me advice or opinion. I am a nurse but due to major depression, anxiety and brain fog i wasnt able to work. I decided to try my first love, which is teaching. So i went back to school and tried. I panicked at the classroom on 3rd day, i think, when i couldn't figure out the table the teacher was writing at the board. The teacher told us to group ourselves so he could dis... Wed, 7 Jan 2015 05:43:39 EST Question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x446x60227559 Fitness magazine has 2 different exercises that I have been doing. I can't find them on SparkFitness tracker..."Double-Leg Stretch" &"Dead Bug". Does anyone know what they are on the SparkFitness? Mon, 5 Jan 2015 19:27:27 EST Steps or Fitbitters http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x446x60210509 Any steppers or Fitbitters on here? I love my Fitbit! <BR> Sun, 4 Jan 2015 13:16:44 EST working out before school -school starts at 7:30am http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x446x60210479 Hi, <BR> <BR> I am a high school special ed teacher and school starts at 7:30 AM. Oftentimes we hold IEP meetings at 7AM. I was wondering if anyone else starts that early and how it has worked for you to work out before school. I have been thinking I'd do better if I worked out in the morning BUT my son and husband are also early risers and have to leave the house so we have a routine of when people will take showers. I'd like to get up around 4 and work out but do you think that is too... Sun, 4 Jan 2015 13:13:43 EST Question of the Week - Jan. TLL http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1702x446x60200708 <em>38</em> Do you keep a cold and flu emergency kit ready for when you or a loved one becomes ill? <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Yes <BR> <BR> No <BR> <BR> No, but my medicine cabinet is usually pretty well stocked with the basics. <BR> <BR> <em>282</em> Sat, 3 Jan 2015 16:29:44 EST lunch ideas? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x446x60192053 Does anyone have good lunch ideas? With maybe 20 minutes (30 on a good day) I need something quick and filling. I don't want to waste time microwaving something. Any suggestions? I'm tired of pb & j! Fri, 2 Jan 2015 21:06:20 EST TLL - Memories Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1703x446x60189499 With the new year starting, what do you remember from past school years in ABC order? <BR> <BR> All elementary grades taught. Fri, 2 Jan 2015 16:25:09 EST Hey y'all! I'm new here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x446x60185427 Hey y'all! I'm Tina, and I'm a 7th grade teacher who is ready to get this weight off! Any help, motivation, friendship, anything, will be appreciated! Hope to hear from you really soon! Fri, 2 Jan 2015 09:59:20 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x446x60178795 Hi, I'm Jackie and new to spark people. I'm a Special Education teacher in Pa. Thu, 1 Jan 2015 17:49:33 EST Hey, I'm Annice http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x446x60156424 I'm a teacher in Montana. For starters I've got a reunion in July and want to look my best. But ultimately, I need to change a several bad habits and start getting more active. Nice to meet you all ! Tue, 30 Dec 2014 12:22:08 EST Goals not written are just dreams! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x446x60154894 Hello, I have been on spark before on and off but I am staying on track so I can be a "healthier me"!! I have a quick question.....I have a fitbit and have been logging my steps on the fitness tracker. I also have a goal to walk/run 5miles per week. Do you have to keep those goals separate? How do others handle that? <BR> <BR> Thanks so much and keep losing the weight, inches, etc,,,,but don't ever look for them again!! <BR> <BR> Helene Tue, 30 Dec 2014 10:05:18 EST TLL Spark Calendar - Jan http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22564x446x60145590 Behavior experts say that it takes about one month to form a new habit, and many people try to create (or break) habits at the start of each year. With the right attitude and focus, you can stick to your New Year's resolutions and achieve long-term success. Here are 31 daily tips that will help you do exactly that. <BR> <BR> Download (need a pdf reader) <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda r_ 2007-01.pdf </link> <BR> <BR> **OR** <BR> <BR> Read it here: <BR> <BR> <link>... Mon, 29 Dec 2014 10:35:28 EST Christmas Silly sentences http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1703x446x59908267 <BR> Pick one from each of the 3 topics and put together a sentence! <BR> <BR> <BR> Pick a month someone you know has a birthday: <BR> <BR> January: I danced with <BR> February: I loved <BR> March: I chopped <BR> April: I decorated <BR> May: I trimmed the tree with <BR> June: I drove <BR> July: I baked with <BR> August: I ate with <BR> September: I sang holiday songs with <BR> October: I lit candles with <BR> November: I knocked down <BR> December: Santa and I ran over <BR> <BR> <BR> ... Mon, 1 Dec 2014 17:46:18 EST TLL - Post for a Goodie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x446x59897647 Post on this thread at least 10 times during December for a team goodie at the end of the month! <BR> <BR> <em>411</em> <em>411</em> <em>411</em> <em>411</em> <em>411</em> <em>411</em> <em>411</em> <em>411</em> <em>411</em> <em>411</em> Sun, 30 Nov 2014 16:48:00 EST TLL-Question of the Week-Dec http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1702x446x59897443 <em>38</em> How are you tracking the progress you make to reach your goal? <BR> <BR> A checklist <BR> <BR> I take a mental tally of my progress <BR> <BR> I track my daily actions online or in a journal/planner <BR> <BR> Other (please specify) <BR> Sun, 30 Nov 2014 16:24:04 EST TLL - Spark Calendar-Dec http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22564x446x59897385 Gathering with close friends and family members during the holidays creates lasting joy and memories. But with so many parties, celebrations and errands to run, it can be hard to keep up with your healthy lifestyle! Here are 31 daily tips that will help you make healthy choices throughout the holiday season. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007-12.pdf </link> Sun, 30 Nov 2014 16:16:42 EST Hi, I'm Elizabeth http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x446x59845755 I'm a newly certified teacher through an alternative certification program. This is my 2nd (or maybe 3rd!) career. I'm waiting for my license to be processed and job-hunting. Meanwhile trying to lose weight and thereby have more energy to give when I do find a position. <BR> <em>381</em> Mon, 24 Nov 2014 07:14:45 EST Social Skills http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x446x59675917 I am currently working on my doctorate in special education. The focus of my dissertation is on the teaching of social skills for students with emotional disturbance. How many of you teach students that have an ED diagnosis? How do you teach them social skills? I am always looking for new ideas, resources, and approaches to teaching social skills. Wed, 5 Nov 2014 19:03:34 EST November Word game TLL http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1703x446x59675330 Using the letters in the words "November" and "Thanksgiving" - what words can you create? You can not use the same letter more than once unless it is already duplicated, for example there is only one 'b' so you can only use it once in a word. You can use letters from both words. <BR> <BR> vein Wed, 5 Nov 2014 17:47:03 EST TLL - Spark Calendar (Nov.) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22564x446x59655571 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For November, that means increasing the happiness in your life so that changing of the seasons won't get you down. <BR> <BR> Here are 30 daily tips that will each give you reason to grin and help increase your overall happiness. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007-11.pdf </link> Mon, 3 Nov 2014 20:11:39 EST TLL - Question of the Week (Nov.) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1702x446x59655519 How do you actually exercise during the holidays? <BR> <BR> <BR> Same routine as always <BR> <BR> Schedule it in, but run out of time <BR> <BR> On some days, off some days <BR> <BR> I give up even trying! <BR> <BR> Other (please specify) Mon, 3 Nov 2014 20:06:29 EST First Timer http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x446x59641182 Hi. My name is Linda. I teach Spanish and have been teaching over 30 years which seems unbelievable even to me. Too many years of sitting. Have recently made some major lifestyle changes. Have lost over 80 lbs but have the stubborn last 30 to go. Too much time sitting and grading. Need new ideas for winter activities. Not a fan of the cold and not a lot of money for gyms etc. Anyone got ideas? Sun, 2 Nov 2014 13:45:50 EST Question of the Week - Oct (TLL) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1702x446x59358952 Who gives you the most support? <BR> <BR> My spouse or partner <BR> <BR> Family and friends <BR> <BR> My workout buddies <BR> <BR> Members on the message boards and/or SparkTeams <BR> <BR> People in my community <BR> <BR> Other (please specify) <BR> Sat, 4 Oct 2014 20:09:25 EST October Word Game - TLL http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1703x446x59326952 In the U.S., October is associated with Halloween and scary things. In ABC order, write something spooky or scary. <BR> <BR> A - adorable gremlins Wed, 1 Oct 2014 17:50:44 EST Oct. Calendar - TLL http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22564x446x59326922 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For October, that means helping your kids develop healthy fitness and eating habits to last a lifetime. <BR> <BR> Here are 31 daily tips that will each help you do just that! Click here to download and print your October calendar. (You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download this PDF.) <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007-10.pdf </link> Wed, 1 Oct 2014 17:45:32 EST Sept. 7-13 LeaderBoard Awards http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x446x59142972 Congratulations on achieving the honor of being on the Participation Leader Board (earning points for participating on Spark) for this team during this past week! Way to go! <BR> <BR> Remember, team goodies can only be given out to members that participate on the team within the past 30. <BR> <BR> <em>250</em> <em>242</em> <em>345</em> <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> Each week I try to find 5 different names to add during the current month. This week's recipients are: <BR> <BR> LACY7... Sun, 14 Sep 2014 15:38:38 EST Aug. 31 - Sept 6 Leader Board Awards TLL http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x446x59073649 Congratulations on achieving the honor of being on the Participation Leader Board (earning points for participating on Spark) for this team during this past week! Way to go! <BR> <BR> <BR> Remember, team goodies can only be given out to members that participate on the team within the past 30. <BR> <BR> <em>250</em> <em>242</em> <em>345</em> <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> Each week I try to find some different names to add. This week's recipients are: <BR> <BR> DACULLEN <BR> PATSYB7... Sun, 7 Sep 2014 19:23:05 EST