SparkPeople WE ARE ALL WINNERS Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=56777 There are NO failures. We learn from the past and work towards the future. We are ALL winners. Believe in yourself and your abilities. If you can vision it YOU CAN achieve it. SparkPeople WE ARE ALL WINNERS Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=56777 Name a Movie You Enjoyed Watching, Old or New. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56777x66765103 Gone with the Wind - Clark Gable Sun, 7 May 2017 07:57:30 EST Name A Famous Person (Anyone) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23523x56777x66765040 President - Donald Trump Sun, 7 May 2017 07:44:12 EST What did you drink today? and Fruit or Vegetable? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23493x56777x65326382 I had coffee and water. Salad for lunch. Tue, 4 Oct 2016 12:54:27 EST Did You Know--- http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56777x61372074 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/4/l647797958.jpg"> Fri, 1 May 2015 10:36:20 EST March...Did You Know That http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56777x60786084 Did you know that.... <BR> <BR> The tongue of a blue whale is as long as an elephant. <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/8/l583451593.jpg"> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:51:11 EST New Fun Feature to Upload Pics to Your Messages.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56777x60781332 Coach Jen announced today that SP has added the ability to upload images into regular message board and team message board posts today. It works just like uploading an image to a blog post. When you go to make a post, you’ll see a new button that says “add an image.” Click that button, select an image (from your Picture folder) and upload it. Once you submit the post, the image shows up in the appropriate place in your post. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1806... Fri, 27 Feb 2015 07:54:50 EST Pass the Flower On... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56777x60212893 <em>125</em> Sun, 4 Jan 2015 16:36:15 EST 2015....Did You Read a Blog Today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23524x56777x60212856 <em>224</em> Sun, 4 Jan 2015 16:32:08 EST 2015...Say Hi To Your Team Mates http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x56777x60212772 <em>213</em> Sun, 4 Jan 2015 16:25:31 EST 2015...Emo icon...How Are You Feeling Today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x56777x60212762 <em>250</em> Sun, 4 Jan 2015 16:24:49 EST 2015.... Emoticon Your Favorite Excerise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56777x60210434 <em>237</em> Sun, 4 Jan 2015 13:09:35 EST 2015....Come Share a Quote http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56777x60210415 Attract what you expect, reflect what you desire, become what you respect, mirror what you admire. Sun, 4 Jan 2015 13:07:05 EST 2015: QUESTION OF THE DAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56777x60171215 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> True or False: Alcohol is metabolized DIFFERENTLY than other foods and beverages. <BR> <BR> True <BR> False <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> What do you think? Tomorrow, I'll give the answer! Wed, 31 Dec 2014 23:48:19 EST Winter/December Words A-Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23523x56777x59901251 Angels Mon, 1 Dec 2014 00:29:08 EST January: 30 Minutes for 31 Days Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23524x56777x56158921 <em>381</em> Come and post how many minutes you worked out today. Any kind of exercise will do. walking, skiing, swimming, golfing, weight lifting....you name it, you can do it! At the end of Jan. I will hand out goodies for all those that take on the challenge. Wed, 1 Jan 2014 00:28:27 EST Count by 2's http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23523x56777x55707529 2 Wed, 20 Nov 2013 15:43:56 EST A-Z Boy's Names http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23523x56777x53593321 Adam Mon, 3 Jun 2013 19:28:12 EST A-Z Girl's Names http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23523x56777x53593312 Abby Mon, 3 Jun 2013 19:27:29 EST April...30 Days to a Greener Life http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56777x52789616 . <BR> <BR> Each day I will post a daily tip to help us keep our planet cleaner.... <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> With all the buzz surrounding eco-friendly living these days,you maywonderwhere to start.But reducing your impact on the planet can be simple,and every action does make a difference. Want even more incentive to change? Most green actions will save you money,limit <BR> waste,enhance your health and even increase your over all physical activity—all while benefiting the planet. <em>43... Mon, 1 Apr 2013 23:23:27 EST Let's Catch Butterflies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23523x56777x52241181 <em>88</em> Fri, 22 Feb 2013 20:16:10 EST Have You Read One or More Spark Articles? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23524x56777x51474408 <em>224</em> Fri, 4 Jan 2013 18:13:57 EST Spark Trivia---How Did You Do! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23524x56777x51437327 3/3 Wed, 2 Jan 2013 16:23:53 EST 31 Days to Make OR Break a Habit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56777x51417251 Jan. 1 <em>249</em> <BR> <BR> <em>235</em> to the new year and the chance to begin with a clean slate! Every day, I will post a tip to hep us all reach our goals. <BR> <BR> Welcome to a New Year with New Challenges. In this thread I will write a message each day to help you achieve your goals for this month. <BR> <BR> <BR> 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 rig... Tue, 1 Jan 2013 16:24:07 EST Post a Seasonal Emoticon http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23523x56777x51371259 <em>411</em> is almost here! Sat, 29 Dec 2012 14:27:38 EST Holiday Words---A-Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23523x56777x50932142 Angels Thu, 22 Nov 2012 23:00:30 EST Count by 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23523x56777x50720002 5 Tue, 6 Nov 2012 18:53:29 EST HAPPY THANKSGIVING http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23523x56777x50648431 Let's see how many words we can make using only the letters in Happy Thanksgiving <BR> <BR> Pan Thu, 1 Nov 2012 18:58:57 EST Put Yourself First.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23493x56777x50440823 Put Yourself First <BR> Reach Other Goals by Starting With Your Self <BR> -- By Rebecca Pratt, Staff Writer <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> You’re a parent, school volunteer, Little League coach, and trusted assistant to your boss. You’ve been up since 6 a.m., made breakfast, packed lunches, cleaned the house, chauffeured the neighborhood kids, helped with homework, read bedtime stories, and finished extra work from the office.It’s 11:30.You’re exhausted.And, in about six-and-a-half hours you’ll begin... Thu, 18 Oct 2012 07:18:04 EST Eat Breakfast to Lose Weight...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23493x56777x50426741 Eat Breakfast to Lose Weight <BR> Why it's the most important meal of the day <BR> -- By Elizabeth Evans Fryer, Health & Fitness Writer <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> The first – and easiest – step you should take towards becoming more healthy is so, so simple; it’s eating breakfast. Breakfast eaters get myriad benefits including: <BR> a revved up metabolism started early so that it burns the maximum number of calories to fuel your activities <BR> fewer total calories consumed throughout the day <BR>... Wed, 17 Oct 2012 08:20:24 EST Aromatherapy for the Whole Family..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23493x56777x50412508 Aromatherapy for the Whole Family <BR> Soothe, Energize, or Relax <BR> -- By Liza Barnes, Health Educator <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> In the 1920's, French chemist Rene Maurice Gattefosse accidentally lit his arm on fire in his laboratory. The nearest cold liquid was a vat of lavender oil, into which he thrust his arm in an act of desperation. To his surprise, the pain subsided within a few minutes and the burn healed quickly without a scar. Gattefosse spent the rest of his life researching the he... Tue, 16 Oct 2012 09:23:05 EST 6 Backpack Safety Tips..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23493x56777x50381319 6 Backpack Safety Tips <BR> Don't Let School Become a Pain in the Neck <BR> -- By Liza Barnes, Health Educator <BR> <BR> SparkPeople advertisers help keep the site free! Learn more <BR> <BR> Exams. Pop quizzes. Homework. School can be a pain in the neck, figuratively. But if school is literally causing problems for your neck or back, your backpack may be to blame. Believe it or not, overloaded and poorly-positioned backpacks can actually cause serious injury. In a 2004 study published in t... Sun, 14 Oct 2012 08:45:33 EST Finding Time for Healthy Living..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23493x56777x50369178 Finding Time for Healthy Living <BR> 20 Ways to Squeeze in Healthy Habits <BR> -- By Ellen G. Goldman, Health and Wellness Coach <BR> <BR> SparkPeople advertisers help keep the site free! Learn more <BR> <BR> You've made the decision to get in shape, lose weight or just live a healthier lifestyle. But you're worried about how you'll manage to find the time to get to the gym, shop and cook healthy foods, or even how you'll keep your goals in mind with so many other things already on it. <BR... Sat, 13 Oct 2012 09:06:28 EST All Is Not Lost.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23493x56777x50356260 All Is Not Lost <BR> The Story of Overcoming Nutrition Mistakes <BR> -- By Elizabeth Evans Fryer, Health & Fitness Writer <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> After reading Tips for a Healthy Weekend, concerning our tendency to consume more on weekends, you’ve been conscious of what you’re eating and drinking. <BR> <BR> You’ve done well this Saturday: yogurt, a whole oat bagel with lite cream cheese and a grapefruit for breakfast, a slice of turkey, a slice of cheese, fresh veggies and dip and pretzels fo... Fri, 12 Oct 2012 09:26:02 EST Learn to Love Breakfast.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23493x56777x50344763 Learn to Love Breakfast <BR> Reasons to Make A.M. Eating a Habit <BR> -- By Leanne Beattie, Health & Fitness Writer <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> As a working mom with three kids at home, mornings are always hectic. Getting everyone up, fed, dressed and out the door takes precision timing and a level of organization that most businesses couldn’t match. And while I insist my children have a good breakfast every day, making sure I have something to eat before I start work is usually at the bottom of m... Thu, 11 Oct 2012 12:57:55 EST 8 Cold, Hard Truths about Exercise...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23493x56777x50326754 8 Cold, Hard Truths about Exercise <BR> It's Time for an Exercise in Tough Love <BR> -- By Nicole Nichols, Certified Personal Trainer and Health Educator <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Many of you have been trying to make exercise a habit. Some of you may have already succeeded in that goal. Either way, I'm proud of you for making fitness a part of your life—even if you're not always perfect at it. A consistent exercise routine offers so many benefits to your mind and your body, many of which you are... Wed, 10 Oct 2012 09:30:25 EST Breaking Up (with Junk Food) is Hard to Do... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23493x56777x50312498 Breaking Up (with Junk Food) is Hard to Do <BR> Top 3 Finalists from our Break-Up Letter Contest <BR> -- By The SparkPeople Community <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Editor's Note: The following three letters were finalists in our June 2005 Break-Up Letter Contest. We'd like to thank everyone who participated and voted. While the contest is closed, you can still read the top three letters below. <BR> <BR> Letter #1 <BR> Dear Abby, <BR> <BR> Help! I have been trying for a long time to break up with t... Tue, 9 Oct 2012 11:06:40 EST Alternative Therapies for IBS... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23493x56777x50292603 Alternative Therapies for IBS <BR> Relieve Symptoms Naturally <BR> -- By Liza Barnes, Health Educator <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) causes uncomfortable and painful symptoms like cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, constipation, and diarrhea. In the U.S., this condition affects between 10% and 30% of the population. Traditional treatment for IBS usually involves medication, which is effective, but often causes undesirable side-effects. However, according the National I... Mon, 8 Oct 2012 07:42:20 EST 5 Things You Can Learn from Your Mistakes.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23493x56777x50278956 5 Things You Can Learn from Your Mistakes <BR> Find Life Lessons When You're Less Than Perfect <BR> -- By Jennipher Walters, Certified Personal Trainer and Fitness Instructor <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I've always known that I'm a bit of a perfectionist. In high school, a B was never enough. In college, being in the middle of the bell-shaped curve wouldn't do. While the do-everything-perfectly mentality has pushed me in my adult life to advance my career and start my own business, my Type-A perso... Sun, 7 Oct 2012 09:08:29 EST Nutrition Tips and Supplements for Insomnia..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23493x56777x50251955 Nutrition Tips and Supplements for Insomnia <BR> Dietary Changes for a Better Night's Sleep <BR> -- By Becky Hand, Licensed & Registered Dietitian <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Is a good night’s sleep eluding you? <BR> Tossing and turning the whole night through, <BR> Drowsiness, fatigue, a lack of sleep, <BR> There is more help than just counting sheep. <BR> <BR> There are many factors that can cause sleep problems, and even more potential solutions. The steps you take to improve your sleeping pat... Fri, 5 Oct 2012 08:54:26 EST 8 Ways to Ward Off Winter Weight Gain.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23493x56777x50235215 8 Ways to Ward Off Winter Weight Gain <BR> Be Slimmer and Healthier by Spring <BR> -- By Melinda Hershey, Health Educator <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Imagine that it’s April. The weather is warming up and it’s time to pull your spring clothes out of storage, including the bathing suit you shoved in the back of your closet in September. While doing your spring cleaning, you start to try on your warm-weather clothes and…they’re a little more snug than you remember. <BR> <BR> No, the magic clothes-s... Thu, 4 Oct 2012 06:31:09 EST Before...Dur ring...After Journal.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23493x56777x50218972 The Before-During-After Journal <BR> The Write Way to Build Your Intrinsic Motivation <BR> -- By Dean Anderson, Behavioral Psychology Expert <BR> <BR> Do you often have trouble finding the motivation to stick to your exercise and nutrition goals? If so, then you might not be looking in the right place. <BR> <BR> Experts who study motivation have long recognized two basic types of motivation: <BR> Extrinsic (external) motivation, when you are motivated primarily by external rewards and conse... Wed, 3 Oct 2012 05:23:13 EST Adults with Arthritis Need to Get Active.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23493x56777x50204502 <BR> Adults with Arthritis Need to Get Active <BR> Fitness News Flash <BR> -- By Nicole Nichols, Fitness Instructor & Health Educator <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> According to a study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, adults with arthritis aren't exercising enough. According to researchers, who analyzed data from a 2002 National Health Interview Survey: <BR> More than one-third of adults with arthritis do not exercise at all. <BR> People with arthritis are less likely than ... Tue, 2 Oct 2012 09:01:53 EST Remember to Reward Yourself.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23493x56777x50184940 Remember to Reward Yourself <BR> How to Pat Yourself on the Back <BR> -- By Mike Kramer, SparkPeople Contributor <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Everyone likes a pat on the back every once in a while. And there’s no better time to get one than when you’re out of your comfort zone, challenging yourself to improve, nervous about whether you can succeed. <BR> <BR> Most people approach changing their health habits from a position of "pain". They constantly nag themselves, berate themselves and expect not... Mon, 1 Oct 2012 07:48:53 EST Extraordinary USES for ordinary things...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56777x50175910 Come check out what's hiding in your cupboard. Find out how to make do with what you've already got. It's a smart and money-saving approach to life. And in fact, it can be downright fun. <BR> <BR> I will do my best to post something new everyday....hope you will come and join me here for some great fun and useful ideas <BR> <BR> <BR> IDEA #1 <BR> <BR> ONE EGG REPLACEMENT <BR> <BR> <BR> If you're baking a cake that calls for one more egg than you have on hand, you can substitute 1 teaspo... Sun, 30 Sep 2012 17:08:00 EST October Challeng ....Just For Today I Will http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23524x56777x50169562 For the month of October let's do something everyday that we would like to accomplish or maybe something you did that that was a bit out of your comfort zone. <BR> <BR> Example: cleaning the house, decluttering, going for a walk, trying a new sport, talking on the phone to an old friend.....let us know each day what you did will accomplish today. <BR> <BR> <BR> For me ..... I will go for a walk with DH and take the three puppies for a nice long walk. I love to walk in the park with the dr... Sun, 30 Sep 2012 08:55:39 EST October...Post A Seasonal Emoticon http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23523x56777x50169340 <em>465</em> Sun, 30 Sep 2012 08:36:55 EST October....Tame Your Sweet Tooth http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56777x50167698 Want to learn how to control your sweet tooth cravings! <BR> <BR> <BR> Starting Oct. 1st I will post a helpful tip each day. Feel free to add a comment or suggestions that have worked for you. Sun, 30 Sep 2012 02:47:47 EST Small Bits of Fitness Add Up..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23493x56777x50167625 Small Bits of Fitness Add Up <BR> Exercise Comes in All Shapes and Sizes <BR> -- By Liz Noelcke, SparkPeople Contributor <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> "Where did the day go?" <BR> <BR> Is this a common question in your life? Many of us jam-pack so much stuff into our daily routines, seemingly there’s no time to relax for just one minute, let alone exercise. Lack of time is one of the most common excuses for not having a decent fitness regimen. But do you realize that in the time it might take you t... Sun, 30 Sep 2012 02:34:52 EST Shopping Cart Essentia ls...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23493x56777x50156935 <BR> Shopping Cart Essentials <BR> Stock Up on these Healthy Staples <BR> -- By Liza Barnes & Nicole Nichols, Health Educators <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> So, you’re going to start eating healthy. Congratulations are in order—and so is a trip to the grocery store. Stocking up on some new items is a must. If your pantry is full of healthy fare, you’ll stress less about meals, and you’ll be less likely to snack on nutritionally-empty junk. <BR> <BR> But should you buy 12-grain or whole wheat bread... Sat, 29 Sep 2012 07:46:12 EST Vacations: The Perfect Reward? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23493x56777x50144584 Vacations: The Perfect Reward? <BR> Planning a Quick Trip Can Hold the Answers <BR> -- By Mike Kramer, Staff Writer <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> You’ve tried every reward you can think of to keep yourself motivated. You’ve coaxed yourself with new clothes, rewarded yourself with nights out or days off, even promised yourself a new CD if you would (please, please, please) just get up this once, lace on those shoes and go jogging this morning in the rain. <BR> <BR> Hopefully, the rewards are working... Fri, 28 Sep 2012 09:06:54 EST How to Stay on Top of Your Game..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23493x56777x50128093 <BR> 7 Things that Separate Weight-Loss Winners & Losers <BR> How to Stay on Top of Your Game <BR> -- By Megan Coatley, Behavior Expert <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> As you've probably figured out, winning at weight loss is about making long-lasting, life-altering change. Just like any sport or skill, you might start out a little rocky. Choosing healthy foods, trying different workouts, and finding the strategies that work for you will take a little practice. As you find your stride, those habits w... Thu, 27 Sep 2012 07:30:31 EST Earn SparkTrophies for Reaching Your Goals.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23493x56777x50114341 Earn SparkTrophies for Reaching Your Goals <BR> Start Earning and Displaying Your Virtual Awards Today! <BR> -- By SparkPeople Support <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> SparkTrophies are motivational tools designed to reward you for activities you perform at SparkPeople.com, from earning SparkPoints to losing weight. The trophies will be displayed on your SparkPage in two places: <BR> On the main page of your SparkPage, your five most recent trophies will scroll through under the "Awards" section on the... Wed, 26 Sep 2012 09:14:27 EST Safety Tips for Nighttime Exercisers..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23493x56777x50098404 Safety Tips for Nighttime Exercisers <BR> Because You Can Never be Too Careful <BR> -- By Leanne Beattie, Health & Fitness Writer <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Everyone knows how important it is to maintain a regular fitness routine, but sometimes the day is so jam-packed with other responsibilities that exercising during daylight hours is next to impossible. However, if you like to exercise outdoors, there are some safety issues to consider if you’re going out after dark (or before sunrise). <BR> ... Tue, 25 Sep 2012 09:12:31 EST Why a Fast-Food Nation Needs a Slow-Food Movement. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23493x56777x50081416 Why a Fast-Food Nation Needs a Slow-Food Movement <BR> Spend More Time in the Kitchen and at the Table <BR> -- By Bryn Mooth, SparkPeople Contributor <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> We eat in our cars, at our desks, on the go, in front of the TV. We eat drive-thru, take-out, delivered, packaged and prepared meals. Why? Because it fits our not-enough-time-in-the-day lifestyles. Our food matches our lives. <BR> <BR> Well, I'm certainly not the first one to think it—or say it—but we all need to slow dow... Mon, 24 Sep 2012 09:11:33 EST 15 Diet-Friendly Ice Cream Choices..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23493x56777x50065924 15 Diet-Friendly Ice Cream Choices <BR> Get the Scoop on Picking a Healthier Ice Cream <BR> -- By Leanne Beattie, Health Writer and Stepfanie Romine, Staff Writer <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! We are a society of ice cream lovers, with the average American licking her way through almost 5 gallons of the creamy confection each year, according to the Canadian Dairy Info Centre. (Only New Zealanders, at 6 gallons a year, eat more!) With their bright pa... Sun, 23 Sep 2012 09:42:08 EST Can Money Buy Happpiness?.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23493x56777x50054221 <BR> Can Money Buy Happiness? <BR> How Your Bottom Line Affects Your Outlook <BR> -- By Ellen G. Goldman, Health and Wellness Coach <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> ''The best things in life are free, But you can give them to the birds and bees, I want money, That's what I want, That's what I want.'' In 1959, these words were written by Barrett Strong in a song called ''Money (That's What I Want).'' The song was later made famous throughout the United States and the UK when The Beatles covered it in 1... Sat, 22 Sep 2012 11:56:59 EST Healthier Ways to Top Your Salad http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23493x56777x50038431 Healthier Ways to Top Your Salad <BR> Smart Substitution: Salad Dressings <BR> -- By Zach Van Hart, Staff Writer <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Salad. It’s the symbol for eating healthy. With piles with crisp romaine lettuce, spinach leaves, tomatoes, carrots, onions and all other kinds of veggies, what could spoil such a healthy dish? The infamous salad dressing, that's what! Although a very tasty condiment with available in countless flavors, salad dressing often hides excess fat, calories and othe... Fri, 21 Sep 2012 10:14:30 EST Sharing is Achieving...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23493x56777x50022100 Sharing Is Achieving <BR> To Succeed, Tell Others About Your Goals <BR> -- By Rebecca Pratt, SparkPeople Contributor <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> “Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: ‘What! You, too? Thought I was the only one.’” (C.S. Lewis) <BR> <BR> Which is why—whether you’re looking to eat healthier, increase your energy, lose a few pounds, or build up those nearly atrophied muscles—it’s good to find a fitness friend, maybe even several! In fact, experts say sha... Thu, 20 Sep 2012 09:21:15 EST Too Much Work Can Pack On the Pounds.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23493x56777x50008007 <BR> Too Much Work Can Pack On the Pounds <BR> Overtime May Add More to Your Waistline than Your Wallet <BR> -- By Rebecca Pratt, Staff Writer <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Do you have a schedule that requires you to work more than forty hours per week, leaving you exhausted at the end of every workday? If so, go weigh yourself. If the number on the scale is higher than you believe it should be, you can probably blame your busy schedule for contributing to your excess weight. <BR> <BR> Work can ad... Wed, 19 Sep 2012 11:18:05 EST A Blueprint for Goal Achievem ent..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23493x56777x49987889 A Blueprint for Goal Achievement <BR> Strategies to Reach Any Goal <BR> -- By Mike Kramer, Staff Writer <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> It was just a coffee table. A resting place for coffee cups and gatherer of used magazines. Normally, it would have no meaning for me. But because I invented this table and scraped my knuckles raw for it…I was a proud papa. <BR> <BR> This Christmas gift to my wife was more than a hobbyist’s diversion. It taught me how to succeed at anything in life. I’m now confident... Tue, 18 Sep 2012 07:17:45 EST Cardio Exercise Tips for Seniors..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23493x56777x49972903 Cardio Exercise Tips for Seniors <BR> Defy Your Age with Exercise! <BR> -- By Dean Anderson, Certified Personal Trainer <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> There’s no doubt that getting older changes your body and appearance, but it also affects your ability to exercise. Your maximum heart rate declines with age, which means your heart and lungs can’t pump as much oxygen and blood to your muscles during intense physical activity. As a result, your muscles won’t be able to work as hard or as long as they o... Mon, 17 Sep 2012 09:28:49 EST Cut Calories Without Dieting..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23493x56777x49956544 Cut Calories Without Dieting <BR> Cut Fat and Calories Without Deprivation <BR> -- By Nicole Nichols, Health Educator & Fitness Instructor <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> The word "diet" doesn’t always mean eating less to lose weight—although that’s what we commonly associate it with today. Someone "on a diet" is trying to eat less, or stop eating sweets to fit into a smaller pant size. <BR> <BR> Diet has another meaning. It also describes the food that you normally consume—following a vegetarian die... Sun, 16 Sep 2012 08:28:02 EST Healthy Smile, Healthy Body..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23493x56777x49944433 Healthy Smile, Healthy Body <BR> How Your Teeth Affect Your Health <BR> -- By Jennipher Walters, Health and Fitness Writer <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> You probably don't think about your teeth that much unless you drink something icy cold or that little postcard reminding you to schedule your next dental appointment shows up in the mail. However, you should really give your pearly whites more attention. After all, your teeth are one of the first things people see when you smile and greet them, and... Sat, 15 Sep 2012 09:26:37 EST Wake Up Naturally to a More Energized Day..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23493x56777x49928918 Wake Up Naturally to a More Energized Day <BR> Small Changes, Real BIG Energy <BR> -- By Mike Kramer, Staff Writer <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> 7:00 a.m.: An infuriating alarm jolts you awake. <BR> 7:30 a.m.: After three snooze delays you finally turn it off and force yourself to jump out of bed. <BR> 8:15 a.m.: Two cups of coffee later, you're stuck in maddening morning traffic. <BR> 2:30 p.m.: You practically fall asleep at your desk. <BR> <BR> "I got eight hours of sleep last night," you think ... Fri, 14 Sep 2012 08:11:30 EST Come On, Get Happy!...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23493x56777x49912965 Come On, Get Happy! <BR> Let Go of Negativity and Increase Your Happiness Set Point <BR> -- By Ellen G. Goldman, Health and Wellness Coach <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> This morning I looked out my kitchen window at the pouring rain, and thought, "Oh good, this rain will really help the grass grow." <BR> <BR> My husband entered the room, and with disgust lamented, "What a miserable day!" <BR> <BR> Later today, while coaching a client, she complained, "I can't ever get anything done. My daughter c... Thu, 13 Sep 2012 08:48:30 EST 60 Second Health and Fitness Boosters.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23493x56777x49895012 <BR> 60-Second Health and Fitness Boosters <BR> Simple Ways to Improve Your Health--Almost Instantly! <BR> -- By Jennipher Walters, Certified Personal Trainer and Fitness Instructor <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> When it comes to losing weight or making healthy choices, you probably think that it takes hours at a gym plus long nights preparing and planning nutritious meals. What you may not realize is that quick and easy changes can really improve your immediate health and wellness. <BR> <BR> So ju... Wed, 12 Sep 2012 09:17:10 EST Give Yourself a Reality Check-Up.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23493x56777x49876407 Give Yourself a Reality Check-Up <BR> Are Your Weight-Loss Expectations Realistic? <BR> -- By Dean Anderson, Behavioral Psychology Expert <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Perhaps the biggest reason that permanent weight loss is so difficult is that it is stressful—for your mind and your body. And when you're stressed out, you just don’t function at your best, mentally, emotionally, or physically. In fact, chronic stress tends to make you into your own worst enemy, impairing your judgment, making you em... Tue, 11 Sep 2012 09:18:30 EST SHAZG321 - I am New! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x56777x49872462 Hi, my name is Sharon I am 43 years old I currently have 48kg to loose. I have been over weight for ever. I am never been a big eater only a 1000 calories a day but have been very inactive. Three weeks ago i started exercising. I am currently doing 60 min of Zumba a day and fond the first two weeks I lost 10.4kg. It has unfortunately come to a halt this week. I have increased my calories as recommended but have increased weight this week by .1g so i am a bit down. Sharon Tue, 11 Sep 2012 01:01:23 EST Help Yourself Over Exercise Hurdles..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23493x56777x49857718 Help Yourself Over Exercise Hurdles <BR> Make Options Instead of Excuses <BR> -- By Liz Noelcke, Staff Writer <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> It’s the time of year when those New Year’s Resolutions are getting more difficult to keep, and the winter weather isn’t making it any easier. You probably had a lot of enthusiasm for the first few weeks—you joined the gym, exercised regularly, probably even improved your endurance and strength by now. But as the weeks go by, more obstacles start to creep in. Do... Mon, 10 Sep 2012 09:59:12 EST Vote With Your Fork..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23493x56777x49840570 Vote with Your Fork <BR> Create Change, One Bite at a Time <BR> -- By Liza Barnes & Nicole Nichols, Health Educators <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> One-quarter of Americans are obese. Sixty percent live a sedentary lifestyle. And this generation of kids is the first generation since 1900 that may have a shorter life expectancy than their parents. The health of America, the world’s richest nation, is failing. And what we eat (or don't eat) could be to blame. A bag of Cheetos is cheaper than a bag of a... Sun, 9 Sep 2012 09:10:31 EST Moderation In All Things...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23493x56777x49825237 Moderation in All Things <BR> How to Avoid the Diet Blues <BR> -- By Dean Anderson, Behavioral Psychology Expert <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> What comes to mind for you when you hear the word diet? If you’re like most people, you probably imagine eating carrot sticks, going to bed hungry, and giving up your favorite foods—and that's why so many diets fail. Most people just can’t tolerate those kinds of restrictions for very long. <BR> <BR> The more you try to eliminate your favorite foods, the mor... Sat, 8 Sep 2012 08:15:28 EST Secret Weapon Ingredie nts..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23493x56777x49810914 Secret Weapon Ingredients <BR> Healthy Foods That Go With Almost Anything <BR> -- By Liz Noelcke, Staff Writer <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ahem. . . allow us to introduce to you several Secret Weapon Ingredients. And what, you might ask, are Secret Weapon Ingredients? They are versatile foods that are perfect for mixing into many recipes and dishes and provide a nutritional punch to any meal. They are easy and convenient, and their nutritional benefits are numerous. Do you have trouble making your... Fri, 7 Sep 2012 08:42:33 EST 4 Steps to healthier Surround ings.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23493x56777x49794855 <BR> 4 Steps to Healthier Surroundings <BR> Spread the Spark to the World Around You <BR> -- By Mike Kramer, Staff Writer <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> If you're eager to be a positive force, there’s no shortage of people that could use some help. In 1994, 10-20% of every U.S. state’s population was considered obese. By 2001, the numbers in 30 states grew to 20% or more. According to the American Medical Association, more than 1 of every 4 adults in Alabama is obese. <BR> <BR> Being overweight is... Thu, 6 Sep 2012 08:55:29 EST Common Fitness Blunders - Part 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23493x56777x49779060 Common Fitness Blunders - Part 1 <BR> Even Experienced Exercisers Can Be Guilty of These <BR> -- By Joe Downie, Certified Physical Fitness Instructor <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Both beginners and experienced exercises can be guilty of a few fitness blunders from time to time. Some may even become a regular part of your fitness routine, much like a bad habit. But, to get the best results from all your hard work, it’s important that you don’t find yourself creating a fitness routine filled with mis... Wed, 5 Sep 2012 09:17:00 EST Consistency Eventually Leads To Breakthroughs! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23493x56777x49762781 Consistency Eventually Leads to Breakthroughs! <BR> Sweat the Small Stuff <BR> -- By Chris <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Consistency, so important to the SparkPeople System, is something our society often overlooks. People are so focused on wanting things now that they aren't willing to spend the time consistently doing small things over time. This attitude results in loads of stress and lost opportunities. <BR> <BR> Here's how you can reap the benefits of consistently doing small things: <BR> <BR... Tue, 4 Sep 2012 09:16:42 EST Prevent Weight Gain With Daily Weigh-Ins.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23493x56777x49746245 Prevent Weight Gain with Daily Weigh-Ins <BR> Fitness News Flash <BR> -- By Nicole Nichols, Personal Trainer <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sometimes the hardest part of weight loss is keeping it off. It can be daunting to know that within two years, most dieters regain two-thirds of what they lost! But researchers at Brown University Medical School in Providence, Rhode Island studied 291 people (mostly women) who had lost at least 10% of their body weight (an average of 44 pounds) in the previous tw... Mon, 3 Sep 2012 08:22:21 EST Good Morning Everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x56777x49734944 I'm new to the group and totally committed. Forgive me if I don't respond quickly to post. I'm not connected via mobile phone. <BR> Thank you for inviting me into your group!! <BR> <BR> Sun, 2 Sep 2012 11:39:28 EST 30 Days..To More Fruits and Vegetables s.....Day2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56777x49731720 Add flair with fruit. Raisins, apples and tangerine slices add sweetness and texture to salads. Apples complement pork, pineapple is great with fish, and orange slices are perfect with chicken. <em>341</em> Sun, 2 Sep 2012 07:24:47 EST Use Smart Goal-Setting Techniques.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23493x56777x49731477 Use Smart Goal-Setting Techniques <BR> All Weight Loss Goals are Not Created Equal <BR> -- By Mike Kramer, Staff Writer <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> What is the most important factor of success and achievement? IQ, self-confidence, perseverance? <BR> <BR> Actually, that's a trick question. According to intelligence studies, the answer would be none of the above. In fact, the tendency to set goals is the #1 predictor of success. <BR> <BR> Your SparkPeople program is based on a goal. You've alread... Sun, 2 Sep 2012 06:45:35 EST Think You're Too Heavy to Exercise? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23493x56777x49719927 Think You're Too Heavy to Exercise? - Part 1 <BR> Getting Off To a Good Start <BR> -- By Dean Anderson, Fitness & Behavior Expert <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I’m not going to sugarcoat things here, or tell you that starting and sticking to an effective exercise plan will be easy or fun. The fact is that if you’re very overweight and out of shape, you’re likely going to face some obstacles—both physically and mentally—that will challenge you in every possible way. <BR> <BR> But I can tell you thi... Sat, 1 Sep 2012 10:00:21 EST SEPT.......EAT A RAINBOW CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23524x56777x49719000 <em>437</em> <BR> We all know the importance of eating fruit & vegetables, but how many of us actually get our 5 a day. With this challenge we will be able to eat a variety of fruit & veg and maybe try something we haven't tried before. <BR> <BR> Rules:- <BR> *Eat as many fruits & veggies as you like. <BR> *If you only eat the inside of a piece of fruit or veg, you don't count the colour of the skin or peel. For example-if you pick a red apple, but peel it before you eat it you count th... Sat, 1 Sep 2012 08:46:58 EST 30 Days......To More Fruits and Vegetables. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56777x49718727 As summer winds to an end, fall is a time for harvest. September is many things to many people, including 5-a-Day month, Fruit and Vegetable month, and even Organic Harvest month! Since most people struggle to get the recommended five to nine servings of produce each day,these 30 tips will help you add more fruits and vegetables to your diet—and enjoy every bite. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Dip it. Instead of dipping your chips and veggies into creamy dressings, make a healthy dip out veggies--hum... Sat, 1 Sep 2012 08:23:34 EST Tips for a Healthy Weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23493x56777x49705682 Tips for a Healthy Weekend <BR> Keep the Week's Momentum Going <BR> -- By Elizabeth Evans Fryer, Health & Fitness Writer <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Keep it up. Your healthy habits, that is. <BR> <BR> We all tend to relax – or be lax – on weekends; that’s what they’re for, right? But loosening our grips on a healthy lifestyle, even just for the weekend, can sabotage our efforts to reach health and fitness goals. <BR> <BR> Recent studies indicate that we tend to take in more calories on Fridays,... Fri, 31 Aug 2012 09:13:13 EST What Causes Insomnia..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23493x56777x49689063 What Causes Insomnia? <BR> Learn Which Risk Factors You Can Control <BR> -- By Liza Barnes & Nicole Nichols, Health Educators <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Most people have experienced sleep problems at one time or another, but what causes insomnia is very individual. There are actually two different forms of insomnia—secondary (when insomnia occurs as a symptom or side effect of something else) and primary (when insomnia is a disorder in itself, not occurring as the side effect of another conditio... Thu, 30 Aug 2012 07:32:35 EST 10 Fitness Items to Splurge and Save On.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23493x56777x49674775 10 Fitness Items to Splurge and Save On <BR> Tips to Save on Workout Accessories <BR> -- By Jennipher Walters, Certified Personal Trainer and Fitness Instructor <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Getting fit can be a pricey endeavor. From having the proper footwear to the right sweat-wicking apparel to the gadgets, gizmos and equipment that promise to help get you to your fittest and healthiest, you can spend a small fortune on working out. But—and this is a big but—you don't have to! Whether you're try... Wed, 29 Aug 2012 08:37:07 EST 25 Cheap Foods That Are Good For You! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23493x56777x49660379 25 Cheap Foods that are Good for You! <BR> Get BIG Nutrition for Less Dough <BR> -- By Stepfanie Romine, Staff Writer <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Watching your wallet and your waistline can be tricky. Eating right is easy when money is no object, but a trip to the supermarket often yields frustration for healthy eaters on a budget (which is most of us!). Fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean protein are on your list, but they're so much pricier than Ramen noodles, frozen pizzas and bottles of... Tue, 28 Aug 2012 09:12:46 EST Shifting Gears..Weight Loss to Weight Maintenance http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23493x56777x49644631 Shifting Gears from Weight Loss to Weight Maintenance <BR> Using SparkPeople to Establish New Goals <BR> -- By Dean Anderson, Fitness & Behavior Expert <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Whether you’re reading this because you’ve reached your goal weight or because you’re getting close—congratulations on your success! Now you’re ready to make the shift from weight loss to weight maintenance, but wondering where to begin. What you’ll find out is that there are quite a few things you’ll need to think abou... Mon, 27 Aug 2012 09:06:32 EST A-Z 5 Letter Words With NO Repeating Letters http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23523x56777x49637946 after Sun, 26 Aug 2012 19:37:47 EST From Wallet to Waistline.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23493x56777x49629827 From Wallet to Waistline <BR> Super-Sized Portions may be More than You Bargained For <BR> -- By American Institute of Cancer Research <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Americans who take advantage of larger sizes for just a few pennies more when eating out may be getting more calories than they bargain for, according to a new report by a coalition of health organizations. The report found that the food industry's "value marketing" encourages overeating and contributes to the skyrocketing rates of obes... Sun, 26 Aug 2012 08:59:18 EST Hey y'all! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x56777x49626226 My name is Bethanie and I'm a mom to two beautiful kids! :) I'm happy with my life but Im ready to lose weight. I want to feel more attractive and beautiful than I already am. :) I got this! Sat, 25 Aug 2012 23:31:03 EST Starting Small is No Bull... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23493x56777x49615873 Starting Small is No Bull <BR> Start Slow for BIG Results <BR> -- By Mike Kramer, Staff Writer <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Imagine you’re in Pamplona, Spain, in July. You’re sightseeing, shopping through downtown for that perfect souvenir for your spouse back home (hey, someone had to watch the kids, right?). You notice a crowd. Then a commotion. Then, right in front of you, an avalanche of panicked, spirited men and women sprint by, followed by a dozen confused, snorting, larger-than-you-ever-ex... Sat, 25 Aug 2012 09:05:36 EST Take the Stress Out of Weighing In.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23493x56777x49602495 Take the Stress Out of Weighing In <BR> Regain Your Power Over the Scale <BR> -- By Dean Anderson, Behavioral Psychology Expert <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Does seeing the wrong number on the scale make you crazy? Many people find that a “bad” weigh-in ruins their mood and saps their motivation, making it difficult to keep doing what they know they need to do. <BR> <BR> Things don’t need to be this way. You can learn to use the scale as a helpful tool, instead of giving it the power to dictate y... Fri, 24 Aug 2012 09:24:37 EST Did You Take A Spark Quiz? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23524x56777x49595451 <em>224</em> Thu, 23 Aug 2012 19:38:10 EST Let's Pick Flowers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23523x56777x49595438 <em>214</em> Thu, 23 Aug 2012 19:37:01 EST Let's Count By 10's http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23523x56777x49595424 10 Thu, 23 Aug 2012 19:36:01 EST A-Z Four Letter Words http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23523x56777x49595397 able Thu, 23 Aug 2012 19:34:26 EST Did You Track Your Nutrition and Fitness Minutes? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23524x56777x49595334 Sure did Thu, 23 Aug 2012 19:29:38 EST Stop Feeling Guilty About Every Mistake.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23493x56777x49588645 Stop Feeling Guilty about Every Mistake <BR> Don't Let Toxic Guilt Wipe Out Your Willpower <BR> -- By Dean Anderson, Behavioral Psychology Expert <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Does this story sound familiar to you? You’re doing pretty well sticking within your calorie range until that box of candy shows up in the office, or all heck breaks loose and the only way to squeeze in lunch is at the local fast food joint. You give in to the candy or the double cheeseburger with fries and after that, things... Thu, 23 Aug 2012 10:04:29 EST Eating Healthy on a Budget.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23493x56777x49570863 Eating Healthy on a Budget <BR> Save Money Without Sacrificing Quality <BR> -- By Rebecca Pratt, SparkPeople Contributor <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> When you’re on a tight budget, the thought of preparing tasty, healthy meals on a regular basis can seem daunting. Not only is it easy to get sucked in by grocery merchandising tricks, but it’s also normal for most of us to fall into a mealtime rut, eating the same foods over and over. But you’re in control of your kitchen—and if you cook smart, you c... Wed, 22 Aug 2012 07:17:59 EST 15 Natural Mood Lifters...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23493x56777x49561826 <BR> 15 Natural Mood Lifters <BR> Quick and Easy Ways to Lift Your Spirit <BR> -- By Ellen G. Goldman, Health and Wellness Coach <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> One morning I awoke and decided it was the perfect day to mix myself a "happiness cocktail." After indulging in my happy hour, I felt more than ready to take on the day! Just in case you’re wondering why a wellness coach is reaching for a cocktail at the crack of dawn, let me explain. <BR> <BR> While getting dressed, I thought about the many... Tue, 21 Aug 2012 15:08:24 EST Hitting That Big Old Wall.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23493x56777x48680723 Hitting That Big Old Wall <BR> How to Keep Going When You Feel Like Stopping <BR> -- By Julie Isphording, Olympic Marathoner <BR> <BR> <BR> SparkPeople advertisers help keep the site free! Learn more <BR> <BR> Just about everyone has heard of the "Wall," as in "hitting the wall." And lots of us - in running and in life - have run straight into it. Head on. <BR> <BR> A wall is the point in a race (or in life) where you're used up. You're officially done. You feel as if you are draining awa... Mon, 25 Jun 2012 08:39:16 EST 7 Things that Separate Weight-Loss Winners & Loser http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23493x56777x48671550 <BR> 7 Things that Separate Weight-Loss Winners & Losers <BR> How to Stay on Top of Your Game <BR> -- By Megan Coatley, Behavior Expert <BR> <BR> <BR> SparkPeople advertisers help keep the site free! Learn more <BR> <BR> As you've probably figured out, winning at weight loss is about making long-lasting, life-altering change. Just like any sport or skill, you might start out a little rocky. Choosing healthy foods, trying different workouts, and finding the strategies that work for you wil... Sun, 24 Jun 2012 16:40:35 EST Heart-Healthy Benefits of Exercise... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23493x56777x48621352 Heart-Healthy Benefits of Exercise <BR> Your Body Benefits from Your Hard Work <BR> -- By Jen Mueller, Certified Personal Trainer <BR> <BR> <BR> SparkPeople advertisers help keep the site free! Learn more <BR> <BR> "Exercise improves your health." You hear it all the time, but what does that really mean? How much of a difference can exercise make in your life, and how much do you really need to do? You’ll be happy to know that you don’t need to spend countless hours in the gym to achieve t... Thu, 21 Jun 2012 07:55:51 EST Hi, thanks for the invite! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x56777x48606587 Hi, I'm Amy. I just rejoined Sparkpeople yesterday after a hiatus. I was dealing with some difficult personal struggles and it just wasn't time for me to be here. I found that tracking my calories became an unhealthy obsession and I had to take a break. I'm in a much better place now and feel that I can safely start tracking once again. I'm ready to make weight loss my third full time job (after being a mom and wife!) and I'm looking forward to going on this journey with all of you! Wed, 20 Jun 2012 09:30:35 EST Nithya !!!!!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x56777x48602634 Hi All, <BR> I am very new to this sparkpeople site but inspired by seeing the professional and personality development, health , fitness suggested and motivated by you all...........I am so happy to utilize this opprutunity to groom myself with all your advise, suggestion and motivation........I am getting married by August-2012 till that time I need to reduce 8 kg atleast as I am in the starting stage of obese.....please help me to work out this goal....... Wed, 20 Jun 2012 00:14:31 EST Tame the Emotiional Eating Beast for Good http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23493x56777x48590910 Tame the Emotional Eating Beast for Good <BR> 3 Ways to Get Back on Track <BR> -- By Dean Anderson, Behavioral Psychology Expert <BR> <BR> <BR> SparkPeople advertisers help keep the site free! Learn more <BR> <BR> When weight loss professionals discuss emotional eating, you hear a lot of talk about stimulus control, stress management techniques, and cognitive reframing. This is all well and good (and you’ll be hearing some of that here), but it doesn’t quite capture the actual experience... Tue, 19 Jun 2012 09:25:19 EST Overcoming Overeating.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23493x56777x48577435 Overcoming Overeating <BR> New Strategies to Stop Overeating Before You Start <BR> -- By Nicole Nichols, Health Educator <BR> <BR> <BR> SparkPeople advertisers help keep the site free! Learn more <BR> <BR> Why do we eat? We all know why we should be eating: to supply our bodies with plenty of energy to get through the day; to get nutrients like vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and phytochemicals which help us to stay healthy and free of disease; and to get useful carbohydrates, proteins... Mon, 18 Jun 2012 12:04:27 EST Be Your Own Cheerleader.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23493x56777x48535308 Be Your Own Cheerleader <BR> 12 Ways to Build a Support System--and Be Your Own! <BR> -- By Erin Whitehead, Health and Fitness Writer <BR> <BR> <BR> SparkPeople advertisers help keep the site free! Learn more <BR> <BR> It can be tough to stay motivated when it comes to weight-loss and fitness goals. Why else do so many people make the same New Year's resolutions year after year? If motivation flits in and out of your life, don't worry—there are ways to make it a constant companion rather... Fri, 15 Jun 2012 08:55:01 EST A Little Imagination Can Boost Your Motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23493x56777x48520869 A Little Imagination Can Boost Your Motivation <BR> Building a Better Body Image <BR> -- By Dean Anderson, Behavioral Psychology Expert <BR> <BR> <BR> SparkPeople advertisers help keep the site free! Learn more <BR> <BR> “I really want to lose weight. I hate the way I look and feel, and I know things will be much better when I get the weight off. But I just can’t stay motivated to do it. I think there must be something wrong with me.” <BR> <BR> If this sounds like something you say to you... Thu, 14 Jun 2012 09:42:10 EST Do Not Expect Perfection, Do Not Sit In Silence http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23493x56777x48489819 Do Not Expect Perfection, and Do Not Sit in Silence <BR> <BR> Share on Tumblr <BR> By: Stepfanie Romine : 5/18/2012 6:00 AM 76 comments : 14,474 Views <BR> <BR> As we prepared to chant the opening prayer, Kino advised us to speak up and avoid being shy. The words were in Sanskrit, and we'd repeat each line after her. <BR> <BR> "It's better to not expect perfection than to sit in silence," she said. <BR> <BR> Though the words were in the context of a yoga practice, later I considered how t... Tue, 12 Jun 2012 09:57:43 EST The Importance of Setting Medium-Term Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23493x56777x48472280 The Importance of Setting Medium-Term Goals <BR> A Reward System to Reach Your Dreams! <BR> -- By Joe Downie, Certified Physical Fitness Instructor <BR> <BR> <BR> SparkPeople advertisers help keep the site free! Learn more <BR> <BR> So often we daydream and think of some far-off goal that we would like to achieve. "I want to play the guitar in a band," "I want to run a marathon", "I want to be better at my job," etc. It's not difficult at that point to break it down into short-term goals… ... Mon, 11 Jun 2012 09:33:57 EST How to Get the Support You Need to Succeed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23493x56777x48444389 How to Get the Support You Need to Succeed <BR> Get Your Friends, Family and Fellow SparkPeople on Board <BR> -- By Liz Noelcke, Staff Writer <BR> <BR> <BR> SparkPeople advertisers help keep the site free! Learn more <BR> <BR> You wake up to your husband preparing a platter of fruit and a slice of whole wheat toast for breakfast. Your wife always has a healthy dinner—lean protein and fresh veggies—ready at 6 o’clock. Your co-workers have teamed up to start a healthy lunch club. You have ... Sat, 9 Jun 2012 08:50:47 EST Can You :Cheat" on Your Diet and Still Lose Weight http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23493x56777x48429533 Can You 'Cheat' on Your Diet and Still Lose Weight? <BR> How Cheat Meals and Cheat Days Affect Your Weight Loss <BR> -- By Becky Hand, Registered Dietitian <BR> <BR> <BR> SparkPeople advertisers help keep the site free! Learn more <BR> <BR> "Cheating" is the act of deceiving others or being dishonest. The word conjures up images of copying someone else's answers during an exam, fudging your taxes, or counting cards. Needless to say, these are not positive activities. But does the same ... Fri, 8 Jun 2012 08:20:54 EST Arm Yourself Against Exercise Excuses http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23493x56777x48414549 Arm Yourself Against Exercise Excuses <BR> Winning the Fight Against Yourself <BR> -- By Jason Anderson, Certified Personal Trainer <BR> <BR> <BR> SparkPeople advertisers help keep the site free! Learn more <BR> <BR> I got into a fight this morning. It was not a “discussion." It was not a “disagreement.” It was a full blown fight. No, it wasn’t with my wife or kids or even the other drivers on the highway. The fight started before work and even before anyone else in the house was awake. ... Thu, 7 Jun 2012 08:50:35 EST Hi, I'm Kristi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x56777x48401893 Just joined this group today! Visit my sparkpage for more about myself. Feel free to friend me. Wed, 6 Jun 2012 12:01:41 EST Why Do We Beat Ourselves Up? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23493x56777x48398555 Why Do We Beat Ourselves Up? <BR> A Look at Self-Destructive Thoughts <BR> -- By Mike Kramer, Staff Writer <BR> <BR> <BR> SparkPeople advertisers help keep the site free! Learn more <BR> <BR> If we had friends that treated us the way that many of us treat ourselves, they wouldn’t be our friends for very long. Imagine a friend who calls up just to complain–about you. Or an alleged buddy who quickly says “I told you so” when you screw up. Or someone who encourages you to give up instead of e... Wed, 6 Jun 2012 08:31:46 EST Use Measurements Besides the Scale http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23493x56777x48383089 Use Measurements Besides the Scale <BR> What's So Motivating About Numbers Anyway? <BR> -- By Mike Kramer, SparkPeople Contributor <BR> <BR> <BR> SparkPeople advertisers help keep the site free! Learn more <BR> <BR> Pretend for a minute that gravity doesn’t exist. Everything is weightless, including your aunt Sophie, yet it all manages to stay on the ground. You don’t know how much you weigh because scales have never been invented. How would you define your state of health? After all, you ... Tue, 5 Jun 2012 09:08:13 EST Join The Weekend Challenge... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23524x56777x48377992 Hi Team, <BR> <BR> Since weekends can be very difficult and off the normal routine for most of us, I'd like to challenge everyone to have an active weekend! It's important to continue to work out on the weekends or get active in some way or another. Here are some activities you can do at home: <BR> <BR> Outdoors: <BR> <BR> Mow the Yard <BR> Trim a tree <BR> Gardening <BR> Painting the shed or a room <BR> Sweep the driveway <BR> Clean out the garage <BR> <BR> <BR> Indoors: <BR> Vaccum the... Mon, 4 Jun 2012 22:44:58 EST 25 Ways to Get Back on Track Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23493x56777x48365718 25 Ways to Get Back on Track Today <BR> Don't Give Up on Your Goals! <BR> -- By Nicole Nichols, Fitness Instructor & Health Educator <BR> <BR> <BR> SparkPeople advertisers help keep the site free! Learn more <BR> <BR> Not long ago, you were energetic and determined to start your healthy lifestyle. Starting with enthusiasm and hope, you watched your food intake diligently, exercised like it was going out of style, and even avoided the temptation that seemed to lurk around every corner. You ... Mon, 4 Jun 2012 08:29:25 EST 10 Best Strategies for Long-Term Weight Loss Succe http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23493x56777x48353812 10 Best Strategies for Long-Term Weight Loss Success <BR> What Really Works to Keep the Weight Off Forever <BR> -- By Jennipher Walters, Certified Personal Trainer and Fitness Instructor <BR> <BR> <BR> SparkPeople advertisers help keep the site free! Learn more <BR> <BR> So, you don't just want to lose weight, you want to lose the extra weight forever. Ta-ta. Sayonara. Good riddance. While losing weight does take focus and dedication, it's important to remember that losing weight isn't r... Sun, 3 Jun 2012 12:16:45 EST EMOTICON...YOUR FAVORITE EXERCISE FOR TODAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56777x48350192 <em>331</em> Sun, 3 Jun 2012 07:43:21 EST 10 Reasons You Eat When You're Not Actually Hungry http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23493x56777x48337877 10 Reasons You Eat When You're Not Actually Hungry <BR> And What You Can Do About It! <BR> -- By Erin Whitehead, Health and Fitness Writer <BR> <BR> <BR> SparkPeople advertisers help keep the site free! Learn more <BR> <BR> We've all done it, and sometimes we don't even realize when it's happening. Maybe you graze when you're bored, or reach your hand into the office candy jar each time you pass by. Perhaps when you're feeling sluggish in the afternoon, you head to the vending machine fo... Sat, 2 Jun 2012 09:23:09 EST 10 Signs a Fitness Gadget is a Gimmick... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23493x56777x48322300 10 Signs a Fitness Gadget is a Gimmick <BR> Questions to Ask Yourself to Avoid a Scam <BR> -- By Jennipher Walters, Certified Personal Trainer and Fitness Instructor <BR> <BR> <BR> SparkPeople advertisers help keep the site free! Learn more <BR> <BR> Fitness infomercials promise a lot: dramatic weight-loss, big results, a six pack in 30 days! But unfortunately, most of them do not deliver on those promises. When those ads are so intriguing and believable, how do you know which new products... Fri, 1 Jun 2012 08:06:59 EST Surround Yourself with the Positive http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23493x56777x48306173 Surround Yourself with the Positive <BR> Picture Yourself in a Positive Light <BR> -- By Mike Kramer, Staff Writer <BR> <BR> <BR> SparkPeople advertisers help keep the site free! Learn more <BR> <BR> If you put yourself in a positive frame of mind, you can accomplish anything. If you can clearly see your goal, see that it’s within your grasp, there’s nothing stopping you. That’s why surrounding yourself with positive images and visual reminders can be just what the doctor ordered. <BR> <B... Thu, 31 May 2012 08:54:45 EST 9 Hidden Reasons to Stay Motivated http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23493x56777x48289913 9 Hidden Reasons to Stay Motivated <BR> Ways to Rediscover Your Drive <BR> -- By Zach Van Hart, Staff Writer <BR> <BR> SparkPeople advertisers help keep the site free! Learn more <BR> <BR> Everyone tells us to stay motivated. Our friends, our co-workers, our relatives say to keep going, don’t quit. Sometimes, though, you ask, "Why? Why try my hardest when it ends in disappointment? Why go through something when it’s going to hurt? Why?" <BR> 3. Make the week easier <BR> <BR> Ever felt like... Wed, 30 May 2012 08:09:32 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x56777x48264295 Hello! I am Whitney. I am new to this site, as of yesterday. It has already motivated me, on my day off- to exercise for 40 minutes and cut out my daily soda! <BR> <BR> I am 25 years old! After my wedding last year, things got insane. I was working two jobs at my company, because they promoted me but then never hired someone for the other job, <BR> <BR> I am also a grad school student. I was working 60 hours weeks and going to school directly after I got out of work. No time to cook, just ... Mon, 28 May 2012 14:14:27 EST 6 Ways to Get Lean by Going Green... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23493x56777x48259546 6 Ways to Get Lean by Going Green <BR> Eco-Friendly Choices Can Slim Your Waist and Fatten Your Wallet <BR> -- By Liza Barnes, Health Educator <BR> <BR> <BR> SparkPeople advertisers help keep the site free! Learn more <BR> <BR> Most people who “go green” bring reusable bags to the store, unplug electronics when they’re not in use, and recycle more. Others move to more involved changes, like trading in for a hybrid, buying carbon offsets, or installing solar panels. But even if you're not w... Mon, 28 May 2012 08:40:45 EST Hi, I'm Kindra http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x56777x48255802 Hello everyone, my name is Kindra and I'm new to this site. I am an 18 year old college student and just recently lost 30 pounds. I joined this website today to find a support system to help me in my journey which I hope will include the members of this club.I'm young in age and experience with this site compared to a lot of people on this site and hope many of you can provide me with tips, tricks, advice and maybe stories of your journey to assist me in my journey. With this being said Hi gu... Sun, 27 May 2012 22:17:00 EST TODAY I AM THANKFUL FOR...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56777x48248313 children's Birthdays <em>183</em> Heading out to a Birthday Party <em>236</em> <em>44</em> Sun, 27 May 2012 10:34:33 EST What did you have for breakfast today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56777x48248299 Cereal, V-8 juice, huckleberries and half a banana Sun, 27 May 2012 10:33:14 EST DID YOU READ SOMEONES BLOG TODAY ??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23524x56777x48248264 <em>224</em> Sun, 27 May 2012 10:30:32 EST LAST FRUIT.....OR ......VEGGIE YOU ATE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23524x56777x48248253 Huckleberries Sun, 27 May 2012 10:29:38 EST WOO HOO...IF YOU MOVED THOSE BEAUTIFUL BODIES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23524x56777x48248247 <em>244</em> Sun, 27 May 2012 10:28:48 EST A - Z....words ending in the letter 'T" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23523x56777x48248235 aunT Sun, 27 May 2012 10:28:02 EST Occupations ......A -Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23523x56777x48248212 Astronaut Sun, 27 May 2012 10:26:37 EST Spin of the Wheel Plus Bonus.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23523x56777x48248198 5 plus 3 Sun, 27 May 2012 10:25:45 EST Points To Next Trophy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23523x56777x48248189 353 Sun, 27 May 2012 10:25:15 EST Total SparkPoin ts....How Many Do You Have http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23523x56777x48248180 14,647 Sun, 27 May 2012 10:24:41 EST TOTAL..... PARKPOINTS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23523x56777x48248162 14,647 Sun, 27 May 2012 10:23:29 EST Remember to Reward Yourself.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23493x56777x48247235 Remember to Reward Yourself <BR> How to Pat Yourself on the Back <BR> -- By Mike Kramer, SparkPeople Contributor <BR> <BR> SparkPeople advertisers help keep the site free! Learn more <BR> <BR> Everyone likes a pat on the back every once in a while. And there’s no better time to get one than when you’re out of your comfort zone, challenging yourself to improve, nervous about whether you can succeed. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Rewards create a feeling of doing something you want to do, not just w... Sun, 27 May 2012 09:11:37 EST Prevent Fitness Setbacks Before They Happen... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23493x56777x48235767 Prevent Fitness Setbacks Before They Happen <BR> Clearing the 12 Most Common Exercise Hurdles <BR> -- By Jennipher Walters, Certified Personal Trainer and Fitness Instructor <BR> <BR> <BR> SparkPeople advertisers help keep the site free! Learn more <BR> <BR> Even the most dedicated exercisers suffer from fitness setbacks from time to time. Whether it's losing our workout mojo or over-scheduling ourselves, we're human (think: imperfect). But what if you could prevent those setbacks from e... Sat, 26 May 2012 08:34:56 EST One-Bite Steps http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23493x56777x48224837 One-Bite Steps <BR> <BR> Share on Tumblr <BR> By: Michelene Cleary : 5/24/2012 6:00 AM 28 comments : 5,585 Views <BR> <BR> Do you ever find yourself wondering why you should keep trying? Are you considering giving up because your progress is slow or nonexistent? I'm specifically talking about continuing to get and stay healthy, but the thoughts I am sharing could also be used in other areas of your life. <BR> <BR> Getting out of a rut can be hard work. You get tired of fighting ... Fri, 25 May 2012 10:30:26 EST INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE OF THE DAY.....COME SHARE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56777x48224646 Don't say you don't have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Have you ever told someone or thought to yourself, “I don’t have enough time?” If you are like the majority of people, this is probably something you think about at least once a day. It seems like our lives continue getting busier but time never grown in p... Fri, 25 May 2012 10:14:07 EST Dealing with Hunger and Food Cravings.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23493x56777x48209962 Dealing with Hunger and Food Cravings <BR> Eat Better and Manage Your Weight without Deprivation <BR> -- By Sarah Haan, Registered Dietitian <BR> <BR> SparkPeople advertisers help keep the site free! Learn more <BR> <BR> There's more to healthy eating and weight loss than simply tracking your food. How you think about food and respond to hunger, eating cues, and cravings also affect your diet and overall health. <BR> <BR> As babies, we ate intuitively: We fussed when we were hungry and st... Thu, 24 May 2012 09:31:25 EST EMOTICON .....SAY HI....... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x56777x48209815 <em>213</em> <em>223</em> Thu, 24 May 2012 09:22:38 EST EMOTICON....HOW ARE YOU FEELING TODAY? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x56777x48209808 <em>250</em> Thu, 24 May 2012 09:22:14 EST Chit Chat Room... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56777x48205861 A place to come and say Hi to your fellow sparkers and seeing what's new with you and how your day is going! Wed, 23 May 2012 23:45:01 EST NEW MEMBERS. ..PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELVES HERE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x56777x48204886 <em>235</em> to the team. It's great to have you on board for this challenge of Balance and Consistency Challenge. All the best to you on reaching your monthly goal. <em>306</em> Wed, 23 May 2012 22:27:04 EST May...MOD/AF Monthly Challenge.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56777x48204853 <em>48</em> Wed, 23 May 2012 22:24:09 EST BALANCE AND CONSISTENCY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56777x48204467 BALANCE and CONSISTENCY will help us to reach our goals. <BR> <BR> Wed, 23 May 2012 21:57:02 EST