SparkPeople W.U.A.F.L.L. (Waking Up And Finally Loving Life) Team Messageboard For those who woke up one day and realized they were neither living nor loving life and decided to change! To be here to support each other in losing weight and getting our life back! SparkPeople W.U.A.F.L.L. (Waking Up And Finally Loving Life) Team Messageboard New to group, long time Sparker (HealthyDebra) Hi Team, I'm looking forward to participating with this team. It's already made a difference. When I woke up today, I specifically looked for a reason to love life. I used the term "looked" because I woke up and thought, "I'm still tired," but I got on my feet and felt led to pull the book "Living Juicy: Daily Morsels" by SARK. Today (&amp; for a 10 day period), her comments and drawings are focusing on forgiveness and particular, forgiving ourselves. It was just what I needed. So for t... Sun, 23 Jul 2017 12:33:55 EST Gratitude for each day I recently saw something on Kit's blog (ONEKIDSMOM) about a way to really value each day. <BR> <BR> She has 12 glasses (one for each month) containing a glass pebble for each day. These were arranged around a larger glass vase, and each day she takes a pebble out of the month's glass, and puts it in the vase. It helps her think about each day being a gift of time - a whole 24 hrs. <BR> <BR> I want to copy this idea - I think being aware of the gift of another day, each day - would be a g... Thu, 12 Jan 2017 06:26:30 EST 3 Weight Loss Strategies to Ditch Let me know what you think about this article. <BR> <BR> ********************************* <BR> <BR> 3 Weight Loss Strategies to Ditch <BR> <BR> Outdated approaches can halt weight loss. Find out what really works to slim down. <BR> <BR> By Dr. Frank Lipman, MD <BR> <BR> 3 Weight Loss Strategies to Ditch <BR> Every day new patients arrive at my office with a variety of health issues that need to be addressed—and weight problems are close to the top of the list. One of the things that... Fri, 18 Nov 2016 09:27:52 EST I want to WUAFLL! Hi - I've been here before, and left because I couldn't keep up with all the teams and stuff, but I have been having vicarious fun reading BABYBARNEY's blogs, and realised that I, too, want to WUAFLL! So, I'm giving it another go. <BR> Mon, 31 Oct 2016 17:09:00 EST Sept. 2016 Popeye strength Challenge. OK W.U.A.F.L.L.ers, how TOUGH are you? Can you GAIN STRENGTH &amp; STAMINA &amp; also lose those extra pounds? Get in at least 30 minutes of STRENGTH exercise at least 3x a week &amp; POST to beat this one.... <BR> Who is with me? <BR> <BR> PARTICIPANTS: <BR> 1. BABYBARNEY <BR> 2. KITT52 <BR> 3. 957910 <BR> <BR> Sept 1...40 minutes <BR> 2...65 min. 20 class workout &amp; 45 JF weights video <BR> 3. no strength today <BR> 4. 45 JF weights &amp; 20 minute class prac... Wed, 31 Aug 2016 16:19:17 EST Sept. 2016 Get your food quota... Hey W.U.A.F.L.L.ers! Pick out your most challenging type of food carbs, good fats, protein &amp; track to stay in BALANCE of your eating requirements. See mine for an example...Are in up to the challenge? You must track &amp; post your numbers daily for this TOUGH one!!!! YOU ARE WORTH IT...So come &amp; face this with me!!!! <BR> <BR> PARTICIPANTS: 1. BABYBARNEY Sept 1...protein...99 or 23% <BR> 2 ... Wed, 31 Aug 2016 16:15:26 EST August 2016 What exercise did you do today? Summer movement is challenging for some, easy for others...what movement did you get in today, how long did you do it for? Let's see if we can all do something every day in August. <BR> <BR> Who's moving with me? <BR> <BR> PARTICIPANTS <BR> 1. BABYBARNEY set up like so August 1...walking 40 minutes <BR> 2.DAWNDMOORE40 Sat, 30 Jul 2016 15:33:08 EST August 2016...Did you track your food today? OK...W.U.A.F.L.L.ers...either a yes or no will do...give yourself 1 check each day if you do &amp; 2 checks if you stay within your calorie allowance! Who is with me? <BR> <BR> PARTICIPANTS... <BR> 1. BABYBARNEY set up like so...Aug. 1st yes... <em>48</em> <em>48</em> <BR> 2. BARBARAROSE54 Sat, 30 Jul 2016 15:28:00 EST July 2016 SNACKING What did you eat...CHALLENGE Keeping our blood sugar level is crucial in maintaining &amp; losing weight. Are you a snacker? When &amp; what? Post what &amp; when you snacked...Seeing it written may be an incentive to clean it up, eliminate it or change it...also post how you feel after eating it....Are you in? <BR> <BR> PARTICIPANTS <BR> 1. Babybarney eg. July 1st 3c. popcorn &amp; 2T. raw pumpkin seeds &amp; crystal lite afternoon <BR> 2cd...cherries &amp; 1/2 grapefruit afternoon, ... Thu, 30 Jun 2016 06:35:29 EST JULY 2016 How many hours of sleep did you get? W.U.A.F.L.L.ers! How much sleep are you getting? Body &amp; mind recovery is so important so post DAILY what your number of sleep hours was the night before...Let's aim for 7-8 hours at least 5x a week....the more nights the better! Set up like so...ARE YOU IN? <BR> <BR> PARTICIPANTS <BR> 1. BABYBARNEY July 1st....? <em>248</em> <BR> 2. KITT52 <BR> 3. KATHYSCOLLIES Thu, 30 Jun 2016 06:22:17 EST June 2016 30 day Spring challenge by sparkpeople.. Hey W.U.A.F.L.L.ers! i found this challenge on another team &amp; thought it would be FUN to try it...Had trouble trying to copy the link, here is the address.... <BR> <BR> spark/calendar-challenge.asp?calendar=23 <BR> <BR> If anyone can add this link, please feel free to on our team page or this posting page... <BR> <BR> Each day has a different style of movement to spice up &amp; jumpstart June... <BR> <BR> ARE YOU IN? <BR> <BR> Participants... <BR> 1. BABYBARNEY Tue, 31 May 2016 07:04:12 EST JUNE 2016 EAT 5 FRUITS & VEGGIES DAILY...1 month Hey W.U.A.F.L.L.ers! Spruce up your nutrition adding more produce during June. Count the number of servings per day...Watch your portions, measure if you need to &amp; REAP the benefits of HEALTHY BODIES!!! 5 is the TARGET NUMBER MINIMUM/day to beat this challenge. <BR> <BR> Are you in??? Participants... <BR> 1. BABYBARNEY <BR> 2. BARBARAROSE54 <BR> 3. DAWNDMOORE54 <BR> 4. TRAILWALKERJO54 <BR> 5. KATHYSCOLLIES <BR> <BR> BABYBARNEY <BR> June 1st...Fruits 4.5 veggies 3 servings 7.5... Tue, 31 May 2016 06:49:26 EST Newbie here! I've been sparking for some time. Ever have your eye on the goal, only to be walking backwards and having it get farther away? That's me! Anyhow, I was cleaning up my Spark Teams and deleted some because they had become inactive and stumbled upon you! <BR> <BR> Looking forward to something new and a fresh start! Thu, 12 May 2016 16:43:23 EST MAY 2016 CHALLENGE 2...30 MIN. A DAY MOVEMENT... W.U.A.F.L.L.ers...another repeat challenge...can you feel the SPRING in your STEP...Let's MOVE through our MAY days with vitality &amp; spirit...I feel the energy already! Sign up if you are with me... <BR> <BR> Participants... <BR> 1. BABYBARNEY <BR> 2. KATHYSCOLLIES <BR> 3. TRAILWALKERJO54 <BR> 4. DAWNDMOORE40 <BR> <BR> <BR> starting to record from days away...4 out of 5 had my 30 minutes...easy will add some gardening for a cardio burn... <BR> <BR> the kitch... Tue, 26 Apr 2016 08:41:44 EST MAY 2016 CHALLENGE 1 LOSE 2 POUNDS THIS MONTH This is a repeat challenge from April...I will MASTER it this month...W.U.A.F.L.L ers, are you in...sign up... <BR> <BR> Participants... <BR> 1. BABYBARNEY <BR> 2. KATHYSCOLLIES <BR> 3. TRAILWALKERJO54 <BR> <BR> BABYBARNEY May 9th 146.6 + 4.4 lbs... <em>46</em> <BR> 17th 144.4 - 2.2 lbs. <em>244</em> <BR> 24th 144.6 +.2 lbs. <em>39</em> Tue, 26 Apr 2016 08:37:41 EST new here Hey ya'll. I'm Angie. I live in Tennessee. So happy to be here! Tue, 19 Apr 2016 09:53:37 EST APRIL 2016 CHALLENGES 2...30 min. daily movement Hey Challengers! Are you up to moving this spring for at LEAST 30 minutes EVERY day! I know some days can be more difficult than others but TOGETHER we can DO THIS!!! Come on!!! Join me on this challenge...Add your name &amp; post your weekly results &amp; how you can post on whatever day you your weight DROP as your movement Don't forget to eat right too!!!! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> PARTICIPANTS <BR> 1. BABYBARNEY <BR> 2. DAWNDMOORE40 <BR> 3. TRAILWAL... Sun, 3 Apr 2016 09:09:22 EST APRIL 2016 CHALLENGES...1. Lose 2 lbs. this month Hey Challengers...Can you get your mojo on &amp; drop a couple in the month of April? If you are your name to the list &amp; post your weekly can choose whatever day you wish to post...mine will be Monday for the previous week....ARE YOU IN???? <BR> <BR> 1. BABYBARNEY <BR> 2. BARBARAROSE54 <BR> 3. KATHYSCOLLIES <BR> 4. TONI501 <BR> 5. LEDRAGONNOIR <BR> 6. PUNKERDOODLES <BR> <BR> BABYBARNEY APRIL 5TH....142.2 <BR> 12TH...141.4 <... Sun, 3 Apr 2016 09:05:11 EST CHALLENGE 19...Add a goal a day, complete & post CHALLENGERS...for 7 days, add 1 healthy goal each day, complete it &amp; post ...This is the last challenge in our series...let's ALL finish the year in a HEALTHY set a healthy habit, individual efforts are needed. Set up like so... <BR> <BR> HEALTHY HABIT WEEK BABYBARNEY <BR> MONDAY...get in 30 minutes of cardio...nope <BR> TUESDAY...get in 10,000 steps...almost but nope <BR> WEDNESDAY...walked for 30 minutes... <em>244</em> <BR> THURSDAY...rested for today...yes <BR> FRIDAY.... Sun, 27 Dec 2015 09:44:45 EST Challenge 18 7 days to spark in this busy week Challengers...During the busiest prep week before Christmas, can you give yourself time to spark for 7 days in a row? easy say yes or no are already a winner if you LOG ON here!!!! <BR> <BR> 7 days to spark BABYBARNEY <BR> MONDAY day 1 yes <BR> TUESDAY yes <BR> WEDNESDAY yes <BR> THURSDAY yes...tomorrow will be the tester!!! <BR> FRIDAY yes...made it after dinner!!! <BR> SATURDAY yes...back into my sparkin routine! <BR> SUNDAY made it through!!! <em>244</em> <BR>... Sun, 20 Dec 2015 08:00:05 EST CHAPTER 17...7 days of food temptations yes or no Challengers...WE CAN DO THIS!!! <BR> <BR> For 7 days post a food temptation each day &amp; whether or not you resisted that temptation...&amp; POST...either yes or no.. <BR> <BR> SETUP FOOD TEMPTATIONS for 7 DAYS &amp; NIGHTS <BR> <BR> BABYBARNEY <BR> MONDAY no sweets for afternoon snack..just tea today, yes no snacks were eaten <BR> TUESDAY Red Lobster lunch...peanuts after got me so no! <BR> WEDNESDAY unfortunately, Blackjack cherry ice cream after dinner time with some... Sun, 13 Dec 2015 07:54:35 EST CHALLENGE 16...Add xmas to your day for 7 & post CHALLENGERS!!!! Not only is it the Christmas season but also the season of SAD...(seasonal affective disorder) So add a little xmas somehow to each day for the next week &amp; post what you did!!! Add the special spirit of December &amp; REAP the benefits for the rest of the month... <BR> Set up like so.... <BR> <BR> The 7 days of Christmas for BABYBARNEY.... <BR> <BR> MONDAY easy...practice my xmas fitness class routine for Tuesday...make extra sleigh bells.... <em>445</em> <BR> TUES... Mon, 7 Dec 2015 09:06:14 EST Hi! I'm Jonna! (duh) Hello team! I've been a member for a while, but have been inactive for WAY too long. Time to get back in it and stay in it! I have a whole bunch of pretty little grandkids that I want to be around for, so I need to get myself as healthy as possible and lose weight so I can be more active with them, as well as for myself. There's so much I want to be able to do that I currently am unable to do! I plan to be an active member- feel free to prod me if you don't see me for a few days! <img src="ht... Thu, 3 Dec 2015 21:35:01 EST CHALLENGE 15 DAILY HEALTHY goal did you do it? Hey Challengers...EACH day this week make yourself 1 goal of any healthy habit daily &amp; see it you can master it yes or no &amp; you are done!!! <BR> <BR> Setup LIKE SO <BR> <BR> BABYBARNEY... <BR> MONDAY...stick to my pre tracked nutrition for today.... nope <BR> my fitness class workout in...120 minute good &amp; water too!!! <em>244</em> <BR> WEDNESDAY nice neighbourhood &amp; water....ditto Tuesday. yes I did!!! <BR> THURSDAY new... Mon, 30 Nov 2015 08:39:16 EST CHALLenge 14...did you stick to your healthy plan For the next 7 days a simple yes or no will tell YOU if YOU stuck to what is healthy for you as you post daily...Challengers, can you do this? Set up like so... <BR> <BR> BABYBARNEY...I PUT MY HEALTH FIRST TODAY.... <BR> <BR> MONDAY no <BR> TUESDAY got to be yes...WI opened my eyes! I DID IT!!!! <BR> 2...I will do it! yes, add 1 cookie... <BR> 3..mostly but subbed a roast beef sub for dinner..weight gain result <BR> FRIDAY 4 ...exercise on target...... Mon, 23 Nov 2015 08:42:07 EST challenge 13 food, how many meals did you eat? Each day post how many meals you ate, &amp; when you ate the most...for 7 days <BR> <BR> Setup EXAMPLE <BR> <BR> BABYBARNEY ATE <BR> MONDAY 4 times, afternoon huge snack...tuna on a bun, pear &amp; nutella &amp; milk, then dinner no wonder a weight gain .... <em>29</em> <BR> TUESDAY a good day...stayed true to tracking ...4 meals..main was dinner.. <BR> WEDNESDAY swiss chalet 1/4 chicken dinner for lunch...will be 4meals...blew it with a 5 chocolate &amp; hot chocolate after dinne... Sun, 15 Nov 2015 09:21:39 EST challenge 12 Go outside every day for 7 days, post May sound simple for some of you challengers but this time of year it is too easy to HIBERNATE each day head outside &amp; check off &amp; post how long you were out. <BR> Are you UP for this challenge? Set up like so... <BR> <BR> BABYBARNEY <BR> MONDAY <em>48</em> 30 minute in 85... <BR> TUESDAY <em>48</em> easy...going to my fitness class...about 25 minutes <BR> WEDNESDAY <em>248</em> least 10 minutes <BR> THURSDA... Sun, 8 Nov 2015 08:13:22 EST challenge 11.movem what you do daily for W.U.A.F.L.L.ers! LET's MOVE!!! Post what makes you sweat for 7 days straight &amp; how long you can do it for each day...whether it's standing instead of sitting or feeling that healthy GLOW after physical exertion of ANY kind...we are still burning calories...share with us...set up like this: <BR> <BR> BABYBARNEY'S BUST A MOVES <BR> MONDAY 60 minutes class practice, 30 minute walk...amp up intensity to make it 25... <em>198</em> <BR> TUESDAY 60 minute class practice then 60 minute act... Sun, 1 Nov 2015 08:05:28 EST challenge sitting & TV watching totals For the next 7 days, post the amount of time you spend each day sitting &amp; watching all your MOVEMENT in your remotes, W.U.A.F.L.L. ers? <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> Set up like so... <BR> <BR> MONDAY 3 hrs. Y&amp;R, Dancing With The Stars. <BR> TUESDAY 5 hrs. Y&amp;R, TLC channel &amp; the voice &amp; house hunters <em>39</em> too much <BR> WEDNESDAY 5 hours...I"M SO ASHAMED!!!! <em>39</em> <BR> THURSDAY 4 hours...this challenge is TOO telling!!! <BR> FR... Sun, 25 Oct 2015 11:22:30 EST CHALLENGE 9 SELF CARE BASKET OK CHALLENGERS...CREATE a SELF CARE FALL BASKET.For the next 7 days add 1 item each day to take care of you...Whats in yours? SET up: <BR> <BR> BABYBARNEY example <BR> MONDAY spicy apple cider packet <BR> TUESDAY <BR> WEDNESDAY <BR> THURSDAY <BR> FRIDAY <BR> SATURDAY <BR> SUNDAY <BR> <BR> 1 post per person please! <BR> <BR> Participants <BR> <BR> 1. BABYBARNEY <BR> 2. RAINBOWMF <BR> 3. THEADMIRAL <BR> 4. TONI501 <BR> 5. LITTLEBABIES15 <BR> 6. DAWNDMOORE40 <BR> 7. KATHYSCOLLIES Sun, 18 Oct 2015 08:00:46 EST CHALLENGE 8...DO 1 NEW THING PER DAY TO BE HEALTHY Challengers! Are you stuck in a rut? Think of 1 new way each day &amp; post your way of keeping your health in mind for 7 days straight. Starts <BR> <BR> BABYBARNEY <BR> MONDAY new music for a new fall fitness class routine <BR> TUESDAY had oatmeal instead of cold cereal for breakfast <BR> WEDNESDAY indoor house walking with r.e. <BR> THURSDAY using a stronger NEW theraband today... <BR> FRIDAY doing some wet winterizing wearing winter gloves <em>198</em> <BR> SATU... Sun, 11 Oct 2015 09:24:28 EST CHALLENGE 7...I LIKE ME...POST 1 THING EVERY DAY Each of us is a unique special being. Post 1 thing every day that you are proud of, like & love about yourself. Do this for 7 days. Monday-Sunday... <BR> eg. BABYBARNEY <BR> <BR> MONDAY my sense of humour <em>334</em> <BR> TUESDAY <BR> WEDNESDAY <BR> THURSDAY <BR> FRIDAY <BR> SATURDAY <BR> SUNDAY <BR> <BR> CHALLENGE PARTICIPANTS <BR> 1. BABYBARNEY <BR> 2.BARBARAROSE <BR> 3.KATHYSCOLLIES <BR> 4. DAWNDMOORE40 <BR> 5.RETIREDGMA <BR> 6.KITT52 <BR> 7. TONI501 <BR> 8. THEADMIRAL Sun, 4 Oct 2015 07:31:04 EST CHALLENGE 6...POST 1 HEALTHY HABIT daily for 7 Hey TEAM! <BR> <BR> What did you do today to start a healthy habit? Post 1 change you made to your daily living which will better your life. Do this for 7 days to beat this challenge...make sure to post! <em>213</em> Set it up like so: <BR> <BR> challenge 6....BABYBARNEY <BR> MONDAY eg. parked farther & walked farther when getting groceries <BR> TUESDAY.....YADAYADA <BR> <BR> PARTICIPANTS <BR> 1. BABYBARNEY <BR> 2. BARBARAROSE54 <BR> 3. TONI501 <BR> 4. KATHYSCOLLIES <BR> 5. DAWNDMOORE... Sun, 27 Sep 2015 08:50:31 EST WEEK 5 CHALLENGE. Post how much MOVEMENT you do... OK TEAM!!! STARTING ON MONDAY, POST EACH DAY FOR 7 DAYS WHAT YOU DO TO BURN UP THAT fuel you ate...How many minutes do you MOVE each DAY & what activity did you do? Sign up on this thread.. 1 post per person... <BR> <BR> eg. BABYBARNEY <BR> MONDAY 45 minute waterfront walk <em>248</em> <BR> TUESDAY <BR> WEDNESDAY <BR> THURSDAY <BR> FRIDAY <BR> SATURDAY <BR> SUNDAY <BR> <BR> PARTICIPANTS <BR> 1. BABYBARNEY <BR> 2. RAINBOWMF <BR> 3. LOLAJO54 <BR> 4. TONI501 <BR> 5. KITT52 <BR> 6. DAWND... Sun, 20 Sep 2015 20:07:09 EST Hello! Team newbie! I definitely don't love life nor feel like I'm really living, but I'm striving to make changes that will help me get there! Fri, 18 Sep 2015 23:57:00 EST CHALLENGE WK 4 COUNT H2O GLASSES DAILY FOR 7 DAYS Is your glass 1/2 full or 1/2 empty? Either way FILL it with water & FILL up your health. Count every drop you drink each day for a week Aim for 7 glasses a day ...Set up like so: <BR> <BR> BABYBARNEY... <BR> <BR> Monday eg. 8 <em>91</em> was a struggle but got 7 in.... <em>198</em> <BR> Tuesday 7 <em>244</em> <BR> Wednesday 6 <em>39</em> <BR> Thursday 7 <em>48</em> <BR> Friday 5.5 <em>42</em> <BR> Saturday 6 <em>42</em> <BR> Sunday 7 <em>248</e... Sun, 13 Sep 2015 06:18:56 EST CHALLENGE WEEK 3 SLEEP...TRACK HOW MANY HOURS/DAY. WEEK 3...SLEEP....Track your sleep daily for 1 week. Do for 7 days to complete this challenge....Set your blog like so <BR> <BR> #3 Challenge...participant name <BR> MONDAY....yes.. emoticon <BR> TUESDAY <BR> WEDNESDAY <BR> THURSDAY <BR> FRIDAY <BR> SATURDAY <BR> SUNDAY <BR> <BR> <BR> PARTICIPANTS; <BR> BABYBARNEY <BR> BARBARAROSE54 <BR> KATHYSCOLLIES <BR> DV_IN_NE_ <BR> PROMISE2DESIGN <BR> DAWNDMOORE <BR> LOLAJO54 <BR> RETIREDGMA <BR> KITT52 <BR> TONI501 <BR> RAINBOWMF <BR> Get ... Sun, 6 Sep 2015 06:59:55 EST NEW...#2 Challenge. Track your Food for 1 week WEEK 3...SLEEP....Track your sleep daily for 1 week. Do for 7 days to complete this challenge....Set your blog like so <BR> <BR> #3 Challenge...participant name <BR> MONDAY....yes.. <em>48</em> <BR> TUESDAY <BR> WEDNESDAY <BR> THURSDAY <BR> FRIDAY <BR> SATURDAY <BR> SUNDAY <BR> <BR> Get it??? Any questions send me sparkmail....please 1 blog per person.... Mon, 24 Aug 2015 07:40:53 EST W.U.A.F.L.L. TEAM SUMMER STEP CHALLENGE Hey W.U.A.F.L.L. ers! How far can you move your body this summer? Each step brush off that pedometer or use any activity tracker you have & let's put a million steps or more toward healthy living. If you don't know how many steps you take, now is the time to see how much movement you get. There is no minimum amount...ANY STEPS are better than none!!! <BR> <BR> Come on out & support your team while you support yourself!!! I will post weekly updates on 1 blog...the 1st one...we wi... Sat, 27 Jun 2015 08:09:58 EST W.U.A.F.L.L WL Challenge starting June 28th OK W.U.A.F.L.L. ers! Here's your chance to challenge yourself. Lose 5 or more pounds in the next 10 weeks. You may weigh in ANY day during the week. Post your results in ONE BLOG & update it weekly. I will use 1 blog for continuous updates. You will see my RESULTS BLOG listed 1st followed by each participants. Please don't add any extra can add to the one you post on, if you want to add or edit. It will make the updating job easier. <BR> <BR> The next 2 are mine....add on from th... Sat, 27 Jun 2015 07:55:28 EST Hi, I'm Anne I think I've finally figured out how to introduce myself. I live in Canada near our capital Ottawa, have just turned 60 and am married. I've been on Sparkpeople for several years but never in public. Chemo for breast cancer gave me a fatty liver and I've just been diagnosed with diabetes. This is compounded by usually successfully treated depression. I really need to lose weight. I really need to be reminded every day that I love life because the alternate is untenable. I don't need a... Tue, 26 May 2015 19:18:51 EST Become a Goal Setter CHALLENGE for April During this month, set yourself a daily goal & complete it. This can be a goal for ANY area in your life. List your goal every day & accomplish it. Let's see how many goals we do & what they are! <em>248</em> <em>249</em> Wed, 1 Apr 2015 07:09:25 EST 10 week challenge...5 lbs. in 10 weeks This is suggested by IMAHAPPYSTEPPER...ANY TAKERS??? Let's see who is with us...will we be weighing in too??? Any thoughts...At present, Tues. is my WI day...let's see what this spring will bring us! <em>311</em> <em>361</em> <em>9</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> THIS IS <em>249</em> So our challenge goal day is Tues. June 2cd...Can we be LIGHTER by that day? Hoping some <em>67</em> will sweat off some extra poundage!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> As of today, we have 23 potential ACTIVE W.U.... Tue, 24 Mar 2015 13:54:51 EST Foodwise...are you a tracker, spark or otherwise? Religiously is my answer, unless I'm on holidays...It is amazing to me how it all adds up...not only do you control the CONTENTS but also the components or nutrients of what goes into your mouth,...I learned a new term as I was reading through spark data...that being macro makeup of foods...guess I already knew but not by this terminology...carbs protein & zinc are all challenges for me to keep up with daily...carbs are frequent overloads when I check,...those spark reports at the end of the ... Mon, 16 Mar 2015 07:13:02 EST Hi I'm Toni Hello everyone!!! <BR> <BR> Thanks for the invite. I am 54 yrs old and have 3 adult children and 5 grandkids. Love them all so much oh and my hubby too lol. I love walking and hill climbing. I TRY to eat healthy and drink lots of water. It's hard for me to lose weight because I was recently diagnosed with Hashimoto's disease with Hypothyroidism, but I really try hard to stay possitve and take one day at a time. <BR> <BR> Hoping to get to knowing you all <em>30</em> <BR> Fri, 13 Mar 2015 17:09:29 EST My Favourite Spark recipe is.... Pulled Pork <BR> <BR> INGREDIENTS <BR> <BR> 1.5 cups chopped onions <BR> 2.25 tsps. chili powder <BR> 2.25 lbs. lean pork tenderloin <BR> 1.5 cups barbecue sauce <BR> <BR> Directions <BR> <BR> Combine onions, barbecue sauce & pork in a crock pot. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 3-4 hours. Shred with 2 forks. Each serving is 1/2 cup. <BR> <BR> Optional; serve in whole wheat hamburger bun ( not included in the calorie count) <BR> <BR> Number of servings: 9 <BR> <BR> Recipe submitt... Wed, 11 Mar 2015 07:41:00 EST March 2015 chat Hey Gals... <BR> <BR> Brand new start...that's where I'm heading... <BR> <BR> How about you? What is YOUR spring plan to move toward a healthy lifestyle? Mon, 9 Mar 2015 06:55:21 EST Grade Yourself for November Well, November is almost over. How did you do? Give yourself a grade. <BR> <BR> Exercise-- <BR> Freggies (Fruits & Vegetables)-- <BR> Water-- <BR> Portion Control-- <BR> Weight Loss-- Mon, 26 Nov 2012 11:03:20 EST What Did U Do Today 2 Reach/Get Closer 2 Your Goal Post something that you did today that will bring you closer to your goal. <em>306</em> Mon, 1 Oct 2012 11:24:12 EST Today, I'm Struggling with..... Post any kind of struggles that you are having. Sometimes, others have suggestions that might help. Together...... <em>381</em> Sun, 30 Sep 2012 21:17:44 EST TO WEIGH OR NOT TO WEIGH DO FEEL YOU DO BETTER WHEN YOU STAY AWAY FROM THE SCALE. <BR> <BR> MY.DOCTOR AND THE TRAINER I HAD WHEN I FIRST STARTED AT THE Y HAD TO TELL ME TO STOP GOING BY THE SCALE AND GO BY HOW YOUR CLOTHES FIT. I AM DOWN A FEW CLOTHES SIZES, AND SOME OF THE CLOTHES I HAD PUT UP TIL I COULD FIT THEM ARE NOW TO LARGE. <BR> NOT WEIGHING HAS BEEN GOOD FOR ME. Sun, 27 May 2012 20:06:04 EST Thinking Your Way to Healthy Weight Loss <link><BR>/eating-for-better-health/thinking-you<BR>r-way-to-weight-loss.aspx?xid=nl_Every<BR>dayHealthDietandNutrition_20120514 </link> Mon, 14 May 2012 17:03:47 EST Patience, Patience! Patience, Patience! <BR> <BR> You've heard it before, patience is a virtue - but did you know that it can also help you lose weight? It works on both physical and energetic levels. <BR> <BR> Here's how: <BR> <BR> - Less Stress, Better Well-Being <BR> <BR> Have you ever noticed that when you feel stressed, your body doesn't seem to function well? Not only does a stressed, impatient state of mind put you at greater risk for illness, you also hinder your body's fat burning processes. The m... Sun, 13 May 2012 09:10:27 EST Are You Making Yourself More Hungry? Are You Making Yourself More Hungry? <BR> Are you hungry all the time? These eating behaviors may be causing your insatiable desire for food. <BR> <BR> By Reader's Digest Editors <BR> Some herbs and spices <BR> <BR> While these herb and spices are great for your health, consuming them with meals is best since they can stimulate appetite. <BR> <BR> Mustard <BR> Adding mustard to your food increases the flow of saliva and digestive juices -- natural ways to stimulate appetite when you've b... Sat, 12 May 2012 18:09:36 EST Kitchen Table Chat Let's talk about what's going on in our lives. <BR> My son surprised me today by sending me a lovely necklace with a silver heart with our birthstones on it. And he included my hubby in it ( his stepfather) so it shows me how he thinks of Bob as real family. My son doesn't normally send gifts. He always calls so recieving this gift made it extra special for me. <BR> <BR> Sat, 12 May 2012 17:09:56 EST TWO WEEK CHALLENGE "I can do anything for two weeks". The challenges will be every 2 weeks. You set the goals, you chart what you want, you decide what you want to do. At the end of two weeks post reflections. <BR> This will start Sunday, May 6th and go thru May 19th. The next 2 weeks will be May 20th thru June 3rd. <BR> Post one initial post, then update it at the end of challenge. <BR> Mon, 7 May 2012 17:45:58 EST POST FAVORITE RECIPES HERE! Roasted Vegetable Medley <BR> <BR> 1 sm. zucchini, cut into 1-inch dice <BR> 1 sm. yellow squash, cut into 1-inch dice <BR> 1 red bell pepper, cut into 1-inch dice <BR> 1 yellow bell pepper, cut into 1-inch dice <BR> 1 med. red onion, cut into 1-inch dice <BR> 4 Tbsps. extra-virgin olive oil <BR> 3 Tbsps. minced garlic <BR> 3 tsps. dried thyme <BR> 3 tsps. dried basil <BR> 1 sm. eggplant, cut into 1-inch dice <BR> 1 Tbsp. plus 1 tsp. balsamic vinegar <BR> 1 Tbsp. soy sauce <BR> 1/4 tsp. fres... Mon, 7 May 2012 17:42:41 EST QOTD: NEW QUESTION DAILY First Question: <BR> <BR> Do you make excuses when your weight goes up? <BR> ****************************************<BR>******************** <BR> <BR> I try not to make excuses. I know if my weight goes up then I'm either eating too much or getting too much sodium. Mon, 7 May 2012 17:14:30 EST Weekly Weigh In's Please post your weekly gains or losses here. You don't have to put your actual weight if you prefer not to. <em>192</em> <BR> ****************************************<BR>************************** <BR> As of this morning I'm 247 lbs. <BR> My goal weight is 185 lbs. Mon, 7 May 2012 17:10:51 EST NEW TEAM LEADER Hi, I'm Vicki and TRUANGEL1 made me the new team leader. I'm hoping we can get the team up and moving and helping each other to be the healthiest we can be. I look forward to getting to know all of you. Mon, 7 May 2012 16:58:19 EST MOVING ON WE ALL ARE ON THIS JOURNEY TO BETTER HEALTH BUT WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU INSPIRATION, SOMEONE TO CHEER YOU ON WHEN YOU JUST DON'T HAVE THE STRENGTH OR THE WILL TO KEEP MOVING ON. Tue, 6 Mar 2012 17:44:49 EST CALORIES ON THE SPARK FOOD TRACKER, WHY DOES MY CALORIES KEEP INCREASING. WHEN I FINALLY GET INTO THE RANGE I SHOULD BE IT GOES UP. WHY? Sun, 29 Jan 2012 14:14:21 EST PRAYER IS PRAYER / MEDITATION A PART OF YOUR DAILY SPARK JOURNEY? Thu, 26 Jan 2012 19:06:33 EST KEEPING MOTIVATED WHAT DO YOU DO TO KEEP MOTIVATED WHEN THE SCALE IS NOT SHOWING THE BENEFITS OF YOUR HARD WORK. Thu, 26 Jan 2012 19:04:28 EST BIRTHDAY HOW DID YOU CELEBRATE YOUR BIRTHDAY? Wed, 25 Jan 2012 13:49:24 EST BREAKING POINT WHAT POINT IN YOUR LIFE MADE YOU DECIDE TO MAKE A LIFE STYE CHANGE. KIDS, WANTING TO GET MARRIED....PLEASE SHARE YOUR STORY WITH THE GROUP. Tue, 10 Jan 2012 18:22:56 EST WAKING UP AND FINALLY LOVING LIFE WHAT CAUSED YOU TO WAKE UP AND FINALLY START LOVING LIFE....GRAND KIDS? REALIZING THAT EVERYONE AROUND YOU IS LIVING AND LOVING LIFE. TIRED OF WAITING FOR YOUR LIFE TO GET BETTER.... Wed, 4 Jan 2012 17:34:05 EST WHAT IS YOUR NUMBER ONE YEW YEARS RESOLUTION? I WANT TO GET STRAIGHT WITH MY HEALTHY EATING AND EXERCISE SO THAT I CAN LOSE MY FIRST 100 POUNDS. Sun, 1 Jan 2012 14:25:14 EST How are you all getting on? Hi Everyone <BR> I love life, am happy but do not look after myself as I know I can so am looking for motivation <BR> within and came across you lot! <BR> I live in Cornwall uk in a very beautiful spot, have wonderful friends a child that I love with all my being and love to be with. <BR> I lost 14lbs then regained as soon as soon as I had an unexpected trauma and can't get back into that zone just yet. <BR> The good news was that I loved how I physically felt and noticed how I felt which in ... Tue, 19 Jul 2011 02:37:00 EST Nervous about eating out... Hi, <BR> Well, I have been really working hard for the last 28 days. I have exercised, tracked my calories in a journal, and more recently have started tracking through spark. Initially, I had made the promise to myself that if I stayed focused and did these things, I would give myself 1 day a week to eat whatever I want and not work out. As it turns out, I have only taken 1 day off from exercising (because an emergency situation came up) and have not given myself a free food day. This is bec... Wed, 13 Jul 2011 01:22:49 EST Hello everyone my name is Judy, im 49 and trying to become a healther,stronger and much thinner person, <BR> i find that days when really im tired -- i toss and turn all nite--- i dont make the best choices on eating healthy and have a hard time getting motivated, but im here for the long run Sun, 10 Jul 2011 21:59:29 EST Hi there new to the team I wanted to say HI! <BR> <BR> I have just joined this team and I already love it. <BR> <BR> I am having fun on sparkpeople too. <BR> <BR> Anyone that would like some friends please add me. I really like interacting with everyone. <BR> <BR> <BR> A little about me: <BR> <BR> I am 35 years old. I am married with 2 boys (11 and 13). I just finished my masters degree in Elem Education. So I am looking for work at one of the hardest times :) <BR> <BR> I have Chron's disease which is an auto... Sun, 10 Jul 2011 21:57:15 EST I'm Doing What Ever it Takes! In light of the Blog Entry "I'm Doing What Ever It Takes" that I read today, I felt moved to begin what I feel is an important forum post. I think we should be reminded every day just what it is we are doing to make it happen. Not only to remember them, but to also share what it is that YOU are doing so that others may also take motivation from that, and use your methods if their own is not working. Encouragement and motivation are daily keys to making things happen, so take some time to shar... Thu, 7 Jul 2011 12:57:02 EST A Weightloss Joke... A man's obese, so his doctor put him on a diet. "Eat regularly for 2 days, then skip a day, and repeat this for 2 weeks. The next time I see you, you'll have lost at least 5 lbs." <BR> When he returns, he's lost 20 lbs. "Why, that's amazing!" the doctor says. "Did you follow my instructions?" <BR> The man nods. "I'll tell you, though, I thought I was going to drop dead that third day." <BR> "From hunger?" The doctor asks. <BR> The man replies, "No, from skipping." <BR> Fri, 1 Jul 2011 13:05:41 EST Hello...My name is.... Well hello there! My name is Heather and I am pleased to introduce myself to your group. A little about myself.... <BR> <BR> I am a mommy to a 4 year old and a graduate student at WSU. I also have a wonderful husband that is very supportive of me. I have been struggling with weight for as long as I can remember but it was in the last 5 years that I have packed on the pounds. I am now (well at least 5 days ago) the highest weight that I have ever been at 200 lbs. I am ashamed that I got to th... Mon, 27 Jun 2011 07:50:31 EST My Dream Vacation! Hi WUAFLL'ers! <BR> <BR> I know we're all about motivation and helping each other learn to live life again, but part of that is having a good time, right? So, I am adding some little games to this forum just for fun! <BR> <BR> My Dream Vacation is all about what you dream about when you hit your first goal, your second goal, or even when you hit that final goal! <BR> <BR> Come with me team! Let's dream big and take a dream vacation! <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <BR> Kat Sun, 26 Jun 2011 23:11:42 EST Change One Letter! Hi WUAFLL'ers! <BR> <BR> I know we're all about motivation and helping each other learn to live life again, but part of that is having a good time, right? So, I am adding some little games to this forum just for fun! <BR> <BR> This one is easy, just Change One Letter and write a new word! <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <BR> Kat Sun, 26 Jun 2011 22:55:38 EST THE CHOICE Positive attitudes are contagious!!! (So are negative ones) <BR> <BR> I learned how to do life from my parents who learned how to do life from their parents... and so on. It's nobody's fault that we all developed detrimental coping habits in my family - that's just how it was. <BR> <BR> <em>67</em> UNTIL NOW! <BR> <BR> &#9829; I am striving every day to be mindful and aware of my thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. <BR> <BR> &#9829; I am choosing to be happy! Choosing to LOVE LIFE! ... Wed, 8 Jun 2011 11:00:48 EST hello! Hi! My name is Erin..I recently started here thanks to Kat...She is such a motivator..We have been friends for years and many pounds! I have got it in my head that I need a change..Luckily, I have found the motivation finally!! It is amazing when you wake up every morning and look foreward to going out there doing and not just being anymore!! <em>104</em> Tue, 7 Jun 2011 14:03:56 EST WUAFLL Daily Challenge! Hello WUAFLL'ers! <BR> <BR> I hope everyone is having a wonderful day! I got a spark meal from LADYOLIVER and she had a great idea for a challenge. However, I thought it was so important for our theme of WUAFLL that I am going to post it as a daily must do challenge! <BR> <BR> What is one of the most important things we must do in order to remind ourselves that we are special and worth Waking Up And Finally Loving Life? Give ourselves time! Yes, yes, yes, we must learn to give ourselves tim... Tue, 7 Jun 2011 12:03:31 EST Walking WUAFLL Challenge for 6/6 - 6/12 I hope it's cool for me to post a challenge here. I have decided to challenge myself (and any fellow WUAFLL's who would like to join in) to walk at least 30 minutes every day this week, and post your minutes each day. <BR> <BR> See you tomorrow with my walking shoes on! <BR> <em>311</em> Mon, 6 Jun 2011 00:31:08 EST I AM ROSALYN !!!!!!!!!!!! HI EVERYONE IN MY NEW TEAM. <BR> I am pleased to be here, Kat invited me, so it is Thanks to Her. <BR> <BR> I have been in Sparks about 2 years now. <BR> I started out at 194# Yikkes. <BR> With a lot of work I have got it down to 143# and held it here for the last 4 months. <BR> I figured today that I have learnt how to do a HOLDING HERE, so now I am going to try and get the last 8# off, don't know how successful I will be, but I will have a great big shot at it. <BR> <BR> I am not grumblin... Sun, 5 Jun 2011 15:32:33 EST Celebrating Special Days! Hello WUAFLL'ers! <BR> <BR> I think that special days should be celebrated because it is a part of Waking Up And Finally Loving Life! Of course! So, if you had a special day... birthday, anniversary, wedding, anything special to you, give it a post here and we'll all celebrate! <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <BR> Kat Fri, 3 Jun 2011 11:50:46 EST Hello Hi, <BR> My name is Jodi, I am married with 5 grown children, and 7 soon to be 8 grand kids. I have been fat most of my life. But I have decided NO MORE!!! I have lost 90 pounds, in 11 months!! I have 155 pounds more to go. <BR> <BR> Love the concept of this team, I am very honored to have been invited to join !!! <BR> <BR> <em>306</em> Thu, 2 Jun 2011 14:31:52 EST Some S.Y.R.U.P. with your WUAFLL? Hi WAUFLL's <BR> <BR> Ok now who does not like a little syrup with their waffles... sugar free please! Well I think we should remember that we WAUFLL's should have a little SYRUP too... <BR> <BR> Saying <BR> Your <BR> Really <BR> Up-to <BR> Par <BR> <BR> So, here, in this forum, we are going to remind ourselves just what we sometimes forget! We cannot be Waking Up And Finally Loving Life unless we remember that we can look at ourselves in the mirror and SMILE at ourselves and know, we are ... Thu, 2 Jun 2011 00:51:19 EST WUAFLL Motivational Corner! "I stopped stuffing my face when I started facing my stuff." - Sparker <BR> <BR> <BR> Unfortunately I am not privy to the name of the Sparker who said this, but I love it! i am passing it on, because I think it's one of the most important sayings that we who have eating problems, ANY eating problems, should read. It is sooo true! <BR> <BR> Post any saying or picture that you feel will motivate, inspire or encourage right here! Don't forget to give credit on saying and pics, (SparkPeople ru... Thu, 2 Jun 2011 00:44:47 EST WUAFLL Weekly Challenge! Weekly Challenges will be posted here. Feel free to log in and tell everyone how you did and what you did to WUAFLL today! <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <BR> Kat Wed, 1 Jun 2011 18:55:03 EST Tell how you feel with emoticon! <em>224</em> <em>334</em> <em>9</em> <em>30</em> <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <BR> Kat Wed, 1 Jun 2011 18:41:56 EST Welcome, Welcome! Hello WUAFLL's <BR> Welcome one and all! <BR> We are so glad that you have joined us! We are here to smile, encourage, support, and most of all have fun! We are committed to waking up, once and for all, learning to live life and love life all over again! <BR> We are so glad you are here! <BR> Please take this time to introduce yourself. <BR> <BR> AND, SMILE! Remember your WUAFLL now! <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <BR> Kat Wed, 1 Jun 2011 18:37:35 EST How you WUAFLL? Tell me just how you wake up each day and learn to live and love life again! <BR> <BR> <em>224</em> <em>224</em> <em>224</em> <em>224</em> <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> AND, SMILE! Remember your WUAFLL now! <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <BR> Kat Wed, 1 Jun 2011 18:31:08 EST Daily things you wish to say! This forum is for anything and everything! Check in here daily to see what others are saying, give some support, motivation, how you can help, or if you need help! Just give a yell and we'll all pitch in! <BR> <BR> <em>67</em> <em>67</em> <em>67</em> <em>67</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Remember to SMILE! Your WUAFLL Now! <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <BR> Kat Wed, 1 Jun 2011 18:28:01 EST W.U.A.F.L.L. What Does it mean to you? Hi Guys! <BR> <BR> I wanted to start this team because after spreading the spark around for over a month now, I realized that there are many people out there who is just now learning to live life again. We have been overweight most if not all our lives, we have been through many bad relationships, have dealt with depression and anxiety and more... mostly because of our weight. Well we do not have to take it all anymore, it's time to WAKE UP AND FINALLY LOVE LIFE again! <BR> <BR> <em>244</e... Wed, 1 Jun 2011 18:24:12 EST