SparkPeople The Black and The Blue Bruisers! Team Messageboard Informal team regarding football but a very serious team when it comes to achieving our needed exercise/weight losses. SparkPeople The Black and The Blue Bruisers! Team Messageboard New Challenge - #4 - 30 Up and 30 Down Ok, I'm going to share with you something I created myself to help me with my recovery and keep me from developing further signs of edema from all the sitting and laying down I've been doing for months due to that injury. So we'll start with this one and then come next week, we'll get more heavily into the actual exercises I found that I do daily to further my recovery. Nothing hard or difficult so anyone can do these so it's a good way to start an exercise program if you haven't been activ... Mon, 5 Oct 2020 12:02:43 EST New Challenge - #3 - Balancing Hip Flexion Ok, better late than never, right? <BR> <BR> Ok, so let's get started with our NEW CHALLENGE! <BR> <BR> This time we're going to work on our hips and help strengthen them so we can continue to depend on our legs to do what they need to do. This one will be difficult for me to do so I'm going to have to modify it until that pinched nerve settles down in my back. So the same goes for you as well. Just do what you can. Don't "over-do" it. Over time, you'll gain more and more strength in ... Mon, 14 Sep 2020 09:42:18 EST New Challenge #2 - Calf Raisers With Step Ok teamsters, here we go with a brand new challenge. This time I have a video from SP that you can follow. The video doesn't say how many you are to do. Rather they count for it with minutes done. So, please check out the video link below and remember to add this workout to your Fitness Tracker for the day as well as to your Favorite list if you are going to incorporate it into your daily considerations for exercising. <BR> <BR> Start out slow, it's not a race! So give your legs time to... Sun, 21 Jun 2020 15:00:38 EST Wall Pushups (USE THIS ONE) Ok, it's time now to get serious about our fitness and start our journey to a better physique! <BR> <BR> So, we'll start out by working out our upper arms with this exercise. <BR> <BR> <BR> /exercises <BR> -pop-indiv.asp?ID=107 <BR> <BR> Start out doing 3 sets of 10 each of this exercise and work yourself up to 3 sets of 25 each by the end of the week. Report in so the rest of us can cheer you on to victory. <BR> <BR> I know you can do it! Mon, 8 Jun 2020 13:22:36 EST Wall Pushups Ok, it's time now to get serious about our fitness and start our journey to a better physique! <BR> <BR> So, we'll start out by working out our upper arms with this exercise. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>/exercises-pop-indiv.asp?ID=107 </link> <BR> <BR> Start out doing 3 sets of 10 each of this exercise and work yourself up to 3 sets of 25 each by the end of the week. Report in so the rest of us can cheer you on to victory. <BR> <BR> I know you can do it! Sun, 31 May 2020 15:56:14 EST Jeff is losing weight I'm coming from using Nutrisystem on and off for +5 years. I'm in my 50's and have been over 300 pounds. at one point on NS I had lost nearly 60, but could not stick with the program and ended up quitting and gaining back. Tried 2 other times, this last one I have come down 25 so far but now with NS closing the community boards and shifting the trackers to NuMi, I am looking for something better. Wed, 27 May 2015 08:19:03 EST Hi there Im happy to be here! I have been dieting ( alone) for many years since teen years different diets ...I did Atkins modified for me for 14 years...and I hope to be able to eat more regular foods as Im quite tired of soooooooo much meat! Thu, 5 Jun 2014 22:48:19 EST Who did everyone cheer for watching the Superbowl? Born & raised in Chicagoland, therefore I am a huge Bears fan. I recently moved to Texas & went to a Superbowl party. Almost everyone there was a Broncos fan, with the exception of two people. I usually cheer for the underdog team, which was Seattle (strangely). I also cheered for them because the are a defensive team, which up until this year was how I knew the Bears. I also cheered for them because I wanted someone who had never won the Superbowl to win it. Peyton Manning had won one before... Mon, 3 Feb 2014 03:38:47 EST Week 17:BEARS & Packers Hey, is anyone up for a challenge on December 29th against a few Packer fans here on SP. I think we've done this before, and it's fun, and you don't have to have cable or satellite or have your local station broadcast the game. I won't get it here, so I'll have my free app on, or you can log into nfl dot com, or catch up that night. We'll give everyone till Thursday to check in with whether or not the completed the challenge (we have New Year's Eve and Day to deal with). <BR> <BR> We can ... Tue, 10 Dec 2013 15:21:55 EST DA COACH I don't have cable, so I missed last nights game against big D. Main reason I wanted to watch was to see Ditka's Jersey number AND Sweater being retired. How fitting this event was done on Dick Butkus' birthday AND against Dallas (whom Ditka took to Superbowls as a player and on the coaching team). The icing on the cake was BEARS WON!!! Tue, 10 Dec 2013 14:08:02 EST Week 13: Bears at Vikings Bears looked pretty good against a 2nd tier team, but still couldn't put a W on the board. The fourth quarter left the Bears looking like they had pretty much quit. Although McCown had his best game ever, the Bears still don't have a balanced attack on offense which is why I believe they lost this game. <BR> <BR> Thu, 5 Dec 2013 14:53:55 EST Week 12: Follow up Well, the Bears have dropped to 6-6 behind the terrible play calling of Marc Trestman and Offensive Coordinator Aaron Kromer. How many times do the Bears have to try on run off center for a 3 yard loss on 1st-and-less-than-one to know it doesn't work? <BR> <BR> When are the Bears going to learn that Forte needs to carry the ball 25-30 times to establish the running game and balance the offense? <BR> <BR> When is the defensive front going to show up and start putting pressure on the quarte... Mon, 25 Nov 2013 06:56:52 EST What do you think about Trestman? So, What do you think about the job Marc Trestman is doing so far? <BR> <BR> Is he making an impact on the Bears in a good way or is it more of the same just without Lovie Smith? Tue, 19 Nov 2013 11:36:30 EST Team Forums How do we add more team Forums? <BR> <BR> Does anyone know? Tue, 19 Nov 2013 11:30:58 EST Week 12: Bears @ St. Louis Rams What does everyone think of this match up? <BR> <BR> Will it be another Win for the Bears or will St. Louis be tough in front of their home crowd? <BR> <BR> What will Chicago have to do win this game? Mon, 18 Nov 2013 13:01:55 EST Baltimore vs Bears Ohhhhhhh Boy, did the Monsters of the Midway pull their collective fat out of the fire in this one. <BR> <BR> 1h 53 min delay for weather. Little did we know at the time what was going on in the Central Illinois area at the time. Good thing they cleared the field. Better to be safe than sorry. <BR> <BR> Our prayers go out to the families devastated by the storms yesterday. Mon, 18 Nov 2013 12:56:49 EST Captains log lol Good Monday morning team, <BR> <BR> This is your captain speaking (I've always wanted to say that). I apologize for my long absence. I have been having some medical challenges, most of which yet to be fully resolved. I have not abandoned you, nor have I forgotten my pledge of devotion to you. We have some solid goals in place that I want us to continue to focus on during this new year. We all deserve to reach our goals. No matter they be personal, or group goals. Even though my health limits... Mon, 7 Jan 2013 09:37:56 EST New Leader, New Introductions Hello to everyone I am Ashley but you all can call me Peaches. I'm 26, single, no kids, in college for Cosmetology. I run a Mary Kay business and a 5Linx Marketing business both from home. I live at home with a elderly disabled parent. I am an avid reader of books both with and without pictures lol. I love movies, music, and my iPad lol. I am a Chicago native and resident. I have never been to a bears game but I plan to go! I look forward to learning about you all. Mon, 19 Nov 2012 04:18:56 EST Ever experience negativity???? Hi everybody! <BR> <BR> I just finished reading a blog entry that I have to share with all of you. It hit home for me and I'm sure that, somewhere within the blog, it will hit home for you as well. <BR> <BR> Have you ever had to deal with negativity, harsh, hurtful words or sentiments and don't know why or where they came from???? Well, this entry will help you work through them. I was uplifted by reading it and can only believe that you will be too. <BR> <BR> So, take a few moments to ... Sat, 25 Aug 2012 12:40:41 EST Who's Game This Year????? I'm ready for some football. In fact, I've got two Fantasy Football Leagues up and running for this year. They're just for fun but they both have openings if anyone is interested in playing along with the games this year! It really puts a different spin on watching the games every week. You have a vested interest in them while playing along rooting your own team on to victory. <BR> <BR> Any one game????? <BR> Wed, 15 Aug 2012 13:14:27 EST Bears Training Camp Hi! I'm heading this weekend to the Bears training camp. This will be my 1st time. Anyone have suggestions on what to do, take, places to eat, etc? I'm excited to be going and getting pumped for football!! Tue, 24 Jul 2012 19:14:28 EST Shea McClellin!! Da Bears drafted Shea McClellin from Boise State! He's a local kid who grew up not far from me. I am so excited to see him play I can hardly stand it! I am so making DH buy me a McClellin jersey!!! <em>281</em> Wed, 23 May 2012 12:21:03 EST Merry Christmas Merry Christmas, hope we get a Bears win for Christmas! Thu, 22 Dec 2011 09:30:39 EST Bears vs Broncos! I'm heading out to the game today. Sad that Cutler and Forte will not be playing...but we can still do it! Go BEARS!!! Sun, 11 Dec 2011 14:03:12 EST Go Bears! Go BEARS!!! Let's kick some butt tonight! Mon, 7 Nov 2011 20:22:51 EST Bears Race? Hi Bears fans! Do the Bears ever sponsor a run or walk? If so, please let me know how I can get more information on it. Thanks!! <BR> <BR> GO BEARS!!!! <em>281</em> Sun, 14 Aug 2011 10:12:11 EST Son's flag football team name? DA BEARS!!!! OH YEAH!!! It's gonna be a good season. <em>224</em> Tue, 9 Aug 2011 09:34:17 EST News or updates for the Bears roster hi every one I noticed we no not have a daily/weekly chat on here yet and since fooseball season starts soon I thought this would be a good place to help keep folks updated on signing and rookies progress and such . sticky topic? Sat, 30 Jul 2011 15:20:57 EST My Jersey Fits! I thought that fellow Bears fund would understand my latest non scale victory better than anyone else. <BR> <BR> For my birthday last year (Dec 2010) my mom gave me an authentic Bears jersey with personalized with my last name. I've been wanted one for years and I was super excited...except that it didn't fit. It must have run small because normally I had no problems with an XL. I was totally bummed and threw it in the back of my closet in hopes that one day I could wear it. <BR> <BR> ... Thu, 2 Jun 2011 09:14:20 EST Da Bears are coming to Denver this year!!! Yah! I just found out Da Bears come to Denver this year (where I live) week 14!!! <BR> <BR> I wonder how much those tickets are going to cost me??? Thu, 21 Apr 2011 00:41:26 EST Who are you cheering for? I know it is a little close to our loss to Green Bay, but who's cheering for them? Do you cheer for the Steelers just because they aren't the Packers, or do you cheer for the Packers because it feels better to lose to the champion? Tue, 25 Jan 2011 11:53:28 EST Walter Payton Man of the Year Award Ladies and gentleman, it's that time of year again. Every year prior to the Super Bowl the names of 3 men are announced as finalists for the most prestigious award in the NFL, the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award. This year we have a bear in the final 3, Israel Idonije, this is his 3rd time to be nominated. <BR> <link><BR>434/article/idonije-asomugha-williams-<BR>nominated-for-man-of-the-year </link> <BR> <BR> Another site to check out is <lin... Mon, 24 Jan 2011 09:45:21 EST '85 BEARS Do you know what is happening in Chi Town today? <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> The anniversary of SBXX is coming up-1/26/86, what were you doing? <BR> <BR> I was 2 months pregnant with my first child, who now has 2 boys of his own. Sat, 15 Jan 2011 10:57:25 EST CBS SPORTS For those of us who watch regular programing and did not get to watch the whole game. <BR> CBS Headquarters <BR> 51 W. 52nd Street <BR> New York, NY 10019-6188 <BR> 1-212-975-4321 Sun, 12 Dec 2010 19:56:09 EST CRUNCH CHALLENGE I challenge all fans to a crunch for every point the Bears make to be done at the end of the game. And a push up for every point the Lions make. Heck, then we should do that many every day for the week. <BR> <BR> Any joiners? I know, shoulda posted earlier, but hey, you can always do it Mon <BR> <BR> Alice Sun, 5 Dec 2010 12:49:48 EST Bears Offense....... Man our offense has GOT to get it together! <BR> <BR> Defense is Awesome, with Urlacher and Briggs, we have a great team this year, Peppers, Hester.......Cutler...I am REALLY having a hard time getting into Cutler, too much like Grossman, he is ON or he is OFF.......GRRRR! Sun, 17 Oct 2010 16:23:48 EST WELCOME ALL BEARS FANS!!!! My name is Janet, I am a lifelong Bears fan since I was a kid, though I live in Virginia! I live for football season, am so over Nascar.....I just LOVE FOOTBALL, and I love the BEARS!!!! Sun, 17 Oct 2010 16:19:39 EST