SparkPeople Mormon Winners! Team Messageboard For those of us who are LDS and want a better life. We're a GREAT team! All the members are SO supportive! Choose The Right, and join this team! ;) SparkPeople Mormon Winners! Team Messageboard Hello Hey everyone. I'm a mom of 2 teenage daughters and a wonderful husband. I am also going to school to get my masters degree in Social Work while my husband goes to school for his bachelors degree in IT. My kids keep me busy but I need to loose this weight. Wed, 4 Jul 2018 05:09:20 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sun, 5 Mar 2017 22:20:54 EST Hello from Minnesota Hi! I'm Angela. I'm knew to this board. I was excited to see this board and am hoping to be an active participant. I have tried to loose weight before, but haven't been as successful as I would have hoped. I'm excited to get back into this now. <BR> <BR> A little bit about me: I have been married for 6 years. We have two kids. I am the primary chorister in our ward and love working with the kids. I work part time outside of the home (which often translates into 40 hours a week). I am... Mon, 17 Aug 2015 13:31:05 EST Hi From Alaska! Hello :) <BR> <BR> I've been a member of the church since April 2011. I'm the only parent of a VERY active almost 4 year old boy. I want to get in better shape so I can keep up with him, and set a better example. <BR> <BR> I've been trying to find a hiking buddy locally for years. I live in a town of 8,000 on a remote island with so many gorgeous hiking trails... so I thought it would be easy to find a hiking buddy. Unfortunately people here seem to fall into two categories - ultra marath... Thu, 23 Jul 2015 21:10:20 EST Hi From Canada Hi, I am from Nova Scotia Canada and am the 2nd counsellor in the Stake Relief Society. During a recent ward conference the Stake President challenged us to become both spiritually and physically fit. He said it is something that we have control over that, for etch of us our fitness peak level is different, but we etch can work toward the goal. I have taken it to heart, and so I came back to Sparkpeople and looked for a group which could help me with both these goals. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sat, 31 Jan 2015 18:33:08 EST 30 Min Stationary Bike 10/29/2013 30 Min 8.7 Mi Tue, 29 Oct 2013 08:41:19 EST It's summer! So summer is half over for me, and I am finally trying to get back onto the Spark People wagon, and trying to come up with a plan so I don't fall on my face when school starts back up again the beginning of September. I was doing really well walking regularly, but now I have a stress fracture as of about a week ago. :( <BR> <BR> I refuse to give up though, and I have already tried some of the Spark People chair based exercise videos. <BR> <BR> How are all of your summers going? Tue, 23 Jul 2013 11:21:04 EST Message Removed Message Removed Tue, 19 Feb 2013 15:42:12 EST Message Removed Message Removed Mon, 18 Feb 2013 09:46:31 EST Hello! My name is Alexis. I converted to the church a little over a year ago. I am beginning my new year trying to make healthier lifestyle changes. I have a goal of loosing 100 lbs. so that I can feel great and set a good example for my children and husband. Wed, 26 Dec 2012 02:36:46 EST Hello from FL! Hey there. My name is Alex, and my wife and I are doing internships here at Walt Disney World. My wife is a student at BYU, and I am a student at American Military University. I am trying to get into better shape as preparation for enlisting in the Army. Umm... Yep, that's pretty much it. Fri, 3 Aug 2012 13:08:16 EST 5 Mile Treadmill-No Incline 07/11/2012 45.6 Minutes <BR> Wed, 11 Jul 2012 19:03:05 EST Hey, everyone! I know I have been quite a stranger with school and work going (sadly have "fallen off of the wagon" a bit, too), but I'm sad to see no one has posted in a while. How is everyone doing? Sat, 10 Mar 2012 15:56:16 EST Family Home Evening This Week What are your plans? Mon, 23 Jan 2012 08:08:48 EST Did you have a Temple wedding? please share your memories Tue, 25 Oct 2011 09:45:02 EST Oct 2011 General Confernce I'm getting ready to watch the Sunday Morning session. I was just wondering what you enjoyed out of this conference. <BR> <BR> I watched, so far, most of the Saturday Morning and two talks of Saturday Afternoon. I have the afternoon session DVRed. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun, 2 Oct 2011 11:44:22 EST 3 Mile Tread Mill No Incline 2/21/2011-3 Mi 35.58 Min 11.86 Min/Mi 438 Cal 126 AHR <BR> 4/4/2011-3 Mi 20.98 Min 6.99 Min/Mi 438 Cal 162 AHR <BR> 4/8/2011-3 Mi 20.46 Min 6.82 Min/Mi 444 Cal 163 AHR <BR> 4/11/2011-3 Mi 22.6 Min 7.53 Min/Mi 449 Cal 163 AHR <BR> 4/13/2011-3 Mi 20.9 Min 6.96 Min/Mi 444 Cal 163 AHR <BR> 8/26/2011-3 Mi 22.61 Min 7.53 Min/Mi 453 Cal 170 AHR <BR> Thu, 15 Sep 2011 09:45:00 EST 5 Mile Treadmill at 3% Incline 5/6/2011-5 Mi 48.15 Min 9.63 Min/Mi 853 Cal 148 AHR <BR> 8/31/2011-5 Mi 49.75 Min 9.95 Min/Mi 853 Cal 150 AHR <BR> 8/17/2011-5 Mi 47.9 Min 9.58 Min/Mi 853 Cal 160 AHR <BR> 8/15/2011-5 Mi 50.91 Min 10.18 Min/Mi 866 Cal 153 AHR <BR> 8/4/2011-5 Mi 50.88 Min 10.17 Min/Mi 853 Cal 150 AHR <BR> 9/14/2011-5 Mi 45.81 Min 9.16 Min/Mi 842 Cal 166 AHR PERSONAL RECORD! Thu, 15 Sep 2011 09:42:17 EST 3 Mile Tread Mill at 3% Incline 4/19/2011-3 Mi 29.06 Min 9.68 Min/Mi 515 Cal 164 AHR <BR> 4/20/2011-3 Mi 27.55 Min 9.18 Min/Mi 500 Cal 147 AHR <BR> 4/25/2011-3 Mi 25.75 Min 8.58 Min/Mi 514 Cal 156 AHR <BR> 4/29/2011-3 Mi 25.93 Min 8.64 Min/Mi 499 Cal 164 AHR <BR> 5/18/2011-3 Mi 26.68 Min 8.89 Min/Mi 517 Cal 151 AHR <BR> 8/29/2011-3 Mi 27.86 Min 9.28 Min/Mi 524 Cal 156 AHR <BR> 8/23/2011-3 Mi 29.35 Min 9.78 Min/Mi 523 Cal 156 AHR <BR> 7/11/2011-3 Mi 29.43 Min 9.81 Min/Mi 508 Cal 154 AHR <BR> 9/2/2011-3 Mi 26.1 Min 8.7 Min/Mi... Thu, 15 Sep 2011 09:40:34 EST Today's Workout This is a place where you can share your workout struggles and triumphs. Let us know (and celebrate) your victory today. Thu, 15 Sep 2011 09:29:02 EST Hello from England! Hi <BR> <BR> I converted to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in November 2010 and can honestly say that it was the best thing I have ever done. My only regret is that I should have done it sooner. <BR> <BR> Got my first Calling in June - as Relief Society Secretary - and so far it is all going so well. <BR> <BR> Really into Family History - since January 2011 have got all my lines back to 1740. Now working out sideways on the tree. <BR> <BR> I love going to the Temple. Will... Fri, 12 Aug 2011 07:27:53 EST New to the Team from NC I have been a member of Sparkpeople before. But I am praying that this times it sticks with me. My name is Itashka. I live in NC. I have been a member of the Church all my life. I am married to a convert. He actually joined the church two years ago and we have been married for 10. We also went to the Temple last Aug to be sealed together. <BR> <BR> Anyway, I'm excited to get you know everyone and work on my goals. <BR> Sun, 7 Aug 2011 18:28:24 EST Today's (8/7) Best of Spark People Daily's message I just loved the article about consistency and doing the little things that add up to big results (<BR>ation_articles.asp?id=311 in case you missed it) It reminds of a scripture in the Book of Mormon - Alma 37:6 to be exact, about how it is by small and simple things are great things brought to pass. In Elder Bednar's talk back in October of 2009 (More Diligent and Concerned at Home) he talks about being consistent in the home in regards to living the ... Sun, 7 Aug 2011 15:34:11 EST It's already August....are you prepared for fall? I know we all live in different climates, but I'm sure many of us can say that the summer months provide additional resources for having fun and burning calories! So it's already August...what are your plans for burning calories this year for when the weather turns colder? <BR> <BR> <em>465</em> Fri, 5 Aug 2011 16:18:52 EST Hi from Nevada Hi everyone! I just joined the team today! My name is Paula and I am a 44 year old SAHM to three kiddos - 18, 17, and 15 and four furbabies (two dogs, two cats). I've been married for nearly 23 years to my college sweetie and we live in Ely, Nevada. <BR> <BR> I joined the church when I was 11 years old in a small town in Arkansas. When I was 14, we moved to Texas and that was the best thing that ever happened to us. After I graduated, I went to Ricks College which is where I met my hubby. We... Tue, 5 Jul 2011 11:32:23 EST Personal Consitency Challenage I had an idea that stemmed from something I had tried before a few years ago. I'm sure I'm not the first person to think of this, but I thought it would be cool to add a corresponding dollar amount to positive activities that I do to aide in my weight loss and involvement on Spark People. For example - 1cent for every sparkpoint I earn, fitness minute, etc. (As a poor college student, the amounts that I reward myself with may be a lot less than someone who has a larger and more consistent inc... Tue, 5 Jul 2011 11:14:04 EST Strength from living the gospel How has the gospel strengthened you on a daily basis? Thu, 16 Jun 2011 10:57:01 EST Next question ....disc heriation experience anyone I went to the doctor today and found that the most likely cause of my agony is a herniated disc in my spine. I get an MRI to confirm it and to pinpoint where next Tuesday, but don't get to see a doctor until July 20th.....grrrrrrrr <BR> <BR> Anyone have any experience with this? Mon, 13 Jun 2011 23:18:17 EST Great tip for travel! (or home) Maybe this is old news, but I discovered that Hulu has exercise videos on there for free. So if you in a hotel room with your laptop (and there is WiFi - which is becoming more and more common) you can have current and popular "aerobics tapes" right there! (Or you can do that at home and get the benefits of them for free! :D) Mon, 6 Jun 2011 14:50:22 EST Fast Sunday How do you handle fast sunday? Do we fast or not? <BR> Sat, 4 Jun 2011 23:25:55 EST Good arm exercises? (that are easy on the back?) So I got the MRI results for my leg "problem/injury" (don't know what I "did" to injure) and they didn't show anything which is very much frustrating me!!!! I'm going to the orthopedist next week....hopefully they can figure out what's wrong! I'm going to try to get a blessing on Sunday. <BR> <BR> Anyway...does anyone know of any good arm exercises that aren't hard on the back? I do have back issues as well, but if anyone knows of good options for my arms so I can at least do SOME exercisin... Sat, 4 Jun 2011 00:38:16 EST Hello from New Orleans! Hi, my name is megan and I'm a New Orleans native. I recently joined SP and am excited that there's a Mormon team! Let's keep up the faith and put our shoulders to the wheel- or at least an overhead press or something. Thu, 2 Jun 2011 14:17:07 EST Hi from Oklahoma Hi everyone! I'm 27 and need to lose 95lbs so that I can live a long healthy life and be the servant that Father in Heaven wants me to be! So here I go!!!! Mon, 30 May 2011 22:34:27 EST Exercise At Work I've been reading a lot on doing various workouts while at work. I'd like to start doing that because by the time I get home from work I'm exhausted. Maybe I can fit in something while there. I was just curious what other people did to exercise in their place of employment. <BR> First off I have to tell you, I work in a screen printing business. I'm on my feet 8 hours a day on concrete and although we use mats and have good shoes my legs and feet KILL me by the end of my work day. My job also... Thu, 26 May 2011 19:11:40 EST Summer Fitness Plans It would be great to hear everyone's plans for capitalizing on the great weather for summer and increasing our fitness. Thu, 26 May 2011 00:41:55 EST Hi, I'm Julie! Hi my name is Julie, and I'm new to SP. I'm a 24 year old college student originally from Michigan, but going to Southern Virginia University (it's an LDS based school, but not owned by the Church). I have struggled with my weight for quiet a while, but since high school my weight has really gotten out of control. Starting back at school in fall of 2010 didn't help much eating habits became rather erratic and my food choices got unhealthier by the week. Since high school I have ... Wed, 25 May 2011 23:49:57 EST Happy Easter Everyone I hope all you winners have a marvelous, spirit-filled Easter! Thu, 21 Apr 2011 14:59:10 EST Book of Mormon Blog This is a Message Board where you can post what you are learning in the Book of Mormon. Tue, 25 Jan 2011 09:49:48 EST How Prepared Are You? We've been told by the prophets for many years to be prepared. It looks like we are beginning to see why we have received that counsel from the Lord. How prepared are you? Do you have food? Do you have water? Fuel? Clothing? <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> I have my food supply and a wood pile (with a wood heating stove) but I don't have much in the way of water stored. <em>198</em> We have our own well, which won't help us if the electric is out. We have a 250 gal. tank but no ... Mon, 13 Dec 2010 14:14:33 EST Hello from Ohio (for now) Hello all! I am a wife of a wonderful guy who is serving in the Air Force. We are currently in Ohio and he is finishing up his general surgery residency this year!!!! We'll be moving somewhere in June. We have four kiddos ranging from 7 - 17. The oldest a girl and the rest boys which we homeschool. Looking forward to 'meeting' all of you. Fri, 3 Dec 2010 06:29:32 EST Cancer (Stage IV Melanoma) - Time to help a friend For our personal friends, we are hosting a <BR> 5k charity race. <BR> November 13, 2010 - 9:30am <BR> Kiwanis Park - 820 North 1100 East, Provo, UT <BR> <BR> --- <BR> <BR> Leo and Amy Teemant were one of the first families my wife and I met after we moved in to our new neighborhood when we got married. They've been good friends to us over these last 4 years. <BR> <BR> 2010 has been an eventful year for the Teemants. They welcomed their third child into their family just last spring and... Mon, 1 Nov 2010 08:29:33 EST Hi from Idaho I have been off and on Sparkpeople for years now, and for someone reason I never find the time to stay and I know if I do I will reach my goals. Hope to make some connections that will help me stay motivated and keep me on the right path.... <BR> <BR> My name is Angie i'm 34 married and have not been blessed with children as of yet. Sat, 9 Oct 2010 01:28:37 EST PICTURES!!! Hey guys! I just noticed I'm the only one that's uploaded photos :( It makes me sad... SO, your challenge this week is to start posting pictures here on the team site! <BR> <BR> Aloha friends, how are you doing today? <BR> ~Lauren Thu, 16 Sep 2010 16:25:24 EST Insanity Workout I started a new 60-day Insanity workout last night. These are the results of the Fitness Test #1: <BR> Power Jumps 18 <BR> Power Jacks 57 <BR> Power Knees 88 <BR> Power Jumps 50 <BR> Globe Jumps 7 <BR> Suicide Jumps 19 <BR> Jack Push Ups 34 <BR> Obliques 41 Tue, 14 Sep 2010 14:45:49 EST Hi From British Columbia, Canada Hi everyone! I'm Jess and I'm from BC! I'm a new convert to the Church and a very happy one at that. My prom is coming up in May 2011 and I would like to be down from 260 to 180. I'll try and keep people updated as I go! Wed, 18 Aug 2010 15:01:37 EST Honesty the Best Policy My Special Friends, <BR> I just wanted to explain why I have to quit Spark People. It hurts me too much to sit at the computer for any length of time at all because of the varicose veins, blood clots and arthritis in my hips. I have need to work on genealogy and preparing names for the Temple. The small amount of time I can get on the computer, Spark People has taken up because I truly love being on here, but I must use the time to be about the Fathers' business and not my own. I will n... Thu, 5 Aug 2010 13:39:01 EST I don't understand the goal about Gen. Conference The goal reads: "Read/Listen to Conference Talk 30 Talks 7 times per week." <BR> <BR> Does that mean that I read/listen to 30 talks PER day every week? Or, 30 talks per week, between 4-5 talks per day? <BR> <BR> Is it just this last conference or going? <BR> <BR> Thanks if you can clarify. <BR> <BR> Chelsea in FL <em>38</em> Sat, 31 Jul 2010 07:32:52 EST From Florida! Hi everyone! I am so glad I found this group. I did Spark before and just didn't work out and I never thought of searching for LDS teams until today. <BR> <BR> I have been a member since 1974, a convert from Puerto Rico. I have lived in the USA since 1975. <BR> <BR> I love the gospel and since being told I am pre-diabetic, I decided to change my life for the better. <BR> <BR> Have a great day, everyone! <BR> <BR> Chelsea in the Tampa Bay area <em>249</em> <em>298</em> Wed, 28 Jul 2010 13:35:18 EST Hey from NC Joined SP a couple of months ago to try to find a way to be accountable for my food and exercise and <em>252</em> . I just turned 60 and have enjoyed the weight loss, but mainly the difference in the way I feel since I've been here. Glad to find some good LDS teams to join. Looking forward to getting to know you & celebrating our successes. Wed, 21 Jul 2010 21:59:53 EST How to Improve our Team Hello all Mormon Winners. I am kind of new to administering a team. Where would you like us to go? What are you looking for from a team? What resources and activities do you appreciate most from your other teams? <BR> <BR> Let's make this site better!! <BR> <BR> COMMENTS WELCOME-----PLEASE. Tue, 29 Jun 2010 09:30:55 EST Hi Everyone! Hi! I was excited to find this Spark Team. I am not new to Spark People, but I am starting AGAIN today to lose this weight. I have come here to receive encouragement and help and motivation when I have none. I hope that maybe I can help someone. I know what needs to happen, I am just having an extreme amount of trouble making it happen!! I am truly giving it a sincere try this time with prayer and love for myself, my family and life. <em>189</em> Thu, 24 Jun 2010 15:52:11 EST Daily Updates Hi all, day two of try, trying again. Haven't quite got the sugar cravings under control. What do yo do when you start the day with 6 chip ahoy cookies? Have a salad for lunch and a turkey burger for dinner. Not a good choice and purely impulsive, but, I got in my calorie range for the day! Need to make time to exercise, and drink more water. How are you doing? Tue, 18 May 2010 22:09:23 EST Running in the Rain Do you run in the rain? I will be today. I cannot miss a session!! Wed, 28 Apr 2010 09:36:52 EST 5 Milers 04/19/10 Gold's Gym 5 Miles 51.14 Min 5.06 Mil 677 Cal 159 AHR Mon, 19 Apr 2010 09:56:43 EST Did You Live a Parable Today? Hey all-- <BR> Think back on the events of the past few days. Can you find a parable within a seemingly temporal event? <BR> <BR> Here's mine: I was making muffins and filled the muffin cups 1/3 full. My daughter complained that it wasn't enough. I told her the muffins would get larger when I baked them. "Muffins GROW?!" She couldn't believe it and sat and watched while they baked. <BR> <BR> It's the same with our callings. We may not think we're big enough to fill them at first. But... Mon, 12 Apr 2010 23:56:03 EST April 2010 General Conference Gleanings Please share your perceptions and take-aways from General Conference. Fri, 9 Apr 2010 09:31:11 EST 10 Mile Runs 03/20/10 Settlement Canyon 10.0 Miles Run 99.20 Min 1279 Cal 155 AHR <BR> Sat, 20 Mar 2010 13:39:57 EST Daily Weight Tracking 12/16/09 192.4 lbs <BR> 12/21/09 193.0 lbs (not terrible after the party weekend) <BR> 12/22/09 191.6 lbs (I ate out last night--Chili and a baked potato at Wendy's--using weapons I learned on Sparkpeople) <BR> 12/26/09 195.0 lbs at my Mother's house-being good!! <BR> 1/07/10 194.4 lbs back home and back on track. <BR> 1/08/10 193.8 Selected Marathon yesterday! <BR> 1/11/10 196.4 WRONG DIRECTION!!! <BR> 1/12/10 193.8 Whew! That is better. <BR> 1/13/10 190.6 NO WAY!!! <BR> 1/14/10 191... Fri, 19 Mar 2010 09:37:36 EST not quite where i wanted to be last September i mapped out a goal to lose almost 40 pounds by this weekend. This weekend i will be participating in a 5k that i've run at least 6 times (in lean AND in fat years). to reach my 40 pound loss i would have had to lose about 1.3 pounds per week. 1.3 pounds per week seemed reasonable. then there is reality. <BR> <BR> REALITY <BR> - getting so sick that i was essentially just another part of the couch for 3 days, and <BR> - the cough and congestion lasted SIX WEEKS; <BR> - sic... Thu, 11 Mar 2010 12:53:03 EST 5K (3 Mile) Tracking 02/08/10 Tread Mill 3.00 Miles 22:41 Min 457 Cal 7:32 Min/Mi 171 AHR <BR> 02/10/10 Tread Mill 3.00 Miles 24:51 Min 449 Cal 8:16 Min/Mi 160 AHR <BR> 02/17/10 Tread Mill 3.00 Miles 2:39 Min 445 Cal 7:30 Min/Mi 164 AHR <BR> 02/27/10 FIRST 5K OF THE SEASON 25:02 Min <BR> 03/01/10 Gym Run 5K 35.:24 Min 440 Cal <BR> 03/08/10 Gym Run 5K 25.25 Min 350 Cal--Bad Timing <BR> 03/11/10 Tread Mill 3.0 Miles 25:12 Min 428 Cal 165 AHR <BR> Thu, 11 Mar 2010 09:41:03 EST Mormon Mom... praying, praying, praying! Hi! I have been a member of Sparkpeople for a little while now but this is my very first post. I am a Mormon Mom of 5 boys with at least 50 pounds to lose. Though the thought of being around for my kids and sweet hubby should be enough motivation I have a hard time following through with my weight loss and exercise goals. I am hoping SparkPeople will help me ... I am learning the site, joining a few groups,reading the articles, tracking my food and exercise and praying praying praying ... Wed, 10 Mar 2010 10:20:12 EST Half Marathons (13 Miles) Half Marathons (13 Miles) Tue, 9 Mar 2010 14:54:20 EST 10K (6 Miles) 10K (6 Miles) Times <BR> Tue, 9 Mar 2010 14:46:49 EST Tread Mill 4.00 Miles Tread Mill 4.00 Miles Tue, 9 Mar 2010 10:57:00 EST Relocating to Sandy UT I was wondering if there are any reasonable gyms in this area, besides the mainstream (24 hour and Gold's gym) i have found them both more interested in your money than to actually helping you. Any input would be appreciated. <BR> <BR> Thu, 25 Feb 2010 22:30:18 EST Febuary motivation...? Hey Sparkers, <BR> <BR> It's dark and cold out there. Whats keeping you motivated and energized during these long winter months? <BR> <BR> For me, it's looking forward to hiking Mt. Washington and running a 5k this year. How about you? Fri, 19 Feb 2010 15:17:00 EST How do I... Hey Sparkies, <BR> <BR> How do I change the way my post looks? Some of you guys have quotes and starting weights and group membership info. I just have my weight ticker. Where do you add this extra info? I wish I could post some sort of graphic to show you what I'm talking about. This extra info usually appears below a line that separates the top half of the post from the bottom half. You see it too right, it's just not me...:-) Mon, 15 Feb 2010 21:47:59 EST Cold weather jogging Hey everyone, <BR> <BR> What kind of exercise clothes work best for cold weather jogging? I'm using a treadmill to do the Couch to 5 K program but I would like to get outside also. I am in Mass and the outside temp today is in the 20's <BR> <BR> thanks, <BR> Mike aka starting-my-40s Tue, 9 Feb 2010 11:00:46 EST Exercise advice... Hey Folks, <BR> <BR> I could use a little advice. I am doing well with the diet but I'm finding it hard to exercise. <BR> As with most folks I am pretty busy and it seems like when I have the time to exercise I don't have the energy. I am up at 5 and out the door at 6 AM.. Then it off to work and back home by 5 PM. By then all I really want to do is sit in my favorite comfy chair and relax. <BR> <BR> I would really appreciate any suggestions. <BR> <BR> thanks, <BR> Mike aka STARTING-MY-40S Fri, 5 Feb 2010 13:46:55 EST My goal for February Is to walk everyday this month. I'm trying to build consistency. I took the stairs at work for a few flights on Monday and yesterday I walked 2.6 miles with another sister. Today I am looking to do the same. Wed, 3 Feb 2010 12:40:21 EST Need a scripture or two Had to take my 3 year old rotty(best friend) to the vet and have him put down today. Was wondering if anyone had some scripture references to boost my spirit, I just can't think of any right now. Wed, 3 Feb 2010 03:42:43 EST HERE&NOW I'm really excited to learn all this site and community has to offer... and I'm scared to death and overwhelmed. I hope to learn from the rest of you and to make new friends. Today was day 1 and I'm feeling pretty good right now. I'm living in Troy, NC but have lived in a lot of states in the western U.S. and some abroad. My husband and I have a little house on 15 acres with horses, dogs, cats and fish. Thanks to all of you who are putting messages up on this team. It's helping me already! Tue, 2 Feb 2010 23:03:31 EST Share/Track Exercise Plan I want to share and track my execise plan: <BR> 01/18/10 Tread Mill 4.00 Miles 37:41 Min 565 Cal 9.24 Mi/Min 153 AHR Mon, 18 Jan 2010 09:53:28 EST New Priesthood/RS Manual What do you guys think about the new manual - "Gospel Princples" - I had a opportunity to teach Hp on sunday and I really like the manual - Lessons are short but it allows us to get into the scriptures more. <BR> <BR> What do you think about it??? Sun, 17 Jan 2010 00:33:44 EST Why is Obesity so prevalent in the Church? Why do you think we are so fat? Wed, 16 Dec 2009 09:57:36 EST A-Z Starting with A and on and on write a word of a healthy food or something you are grateful for: Tue, 15 Dec 2009 07:06:34 EST hi my name is Kevin. I am a return missionary from England London Mission. I have been a member allmy life and I grew up in the place were Elder David B Haight. MY daughter when blessed David B Haight was in the circle. This was very special to have a member of the quorm of 12. Tue, 17 Nov 2009 23:15:09 EST Hi. It's skpoem. I had 4 kids, got divorced due to my then husband having gotten addicted to porn, met someone from high school with 2 kids who also had an ex that had gotten addicted to porn. We got married (civil as we waited for the cancelation to go through) and that day or the next I got pregnant with twins! The youngest has a polycystic kidney and one cyst on his good kidney with it being half the size they would expect for a child his age. Even with all of this he continues to amaze the doctors by n... Wed, 21 Oct 2009 18:22:17 EST Hymn Huddle Game Once upon a time, we played a game on the Huddle board. Someone would post one line of a hymn or children's songbook song on the huddle board. Then people would add, line by line onto the same song. <BR> Consider this your invitation to join in the fun! <BR> <BR> Sunshine Suzy Fri, 16 Oct 2009 09:24:03 EST Mormon Winners I was wondering how we are coming in our efforts to make a slight change in our team name. After all we are not "losers" but losers of weight which makes us all "winners". We also have faith in the Lord Jesus Christ which also makes us "winners". <BR> <BR> Have a great day. <BR> sookmi Tue, 1 Sep 2009 09:42:11 EST Hello Brothers and Sisters!! Hi! I am so glad to have found other LDS members on this site! I am new and I have a long journey ahead of me. I saw my doctor (also a member) on Thursday, August 13th and was told I weighed a lot more than I expected. I woke up on Friday determined to lose weight and hopped on my really old scale. It read 268 pounds. A different amount than the one at the doctor's office. His read 282.8. They kindly rounded it down to 282. I rounded it up to 283, because that is closer to accurate. ... Tue, 18 Aug 2009 22:40:27 EST Mormon losers-Name I need to here frome all of you. I have only recived 22 e-mails. Do you want to change it Yes or No??? <BR> <BR> Joe Wed, 12 Aug 2009 18:32:01 EST Idaho Mom Hi, I am new to this page and restarting some old goals. I am hoping to get some support and especially some accountability for my progress! I was wondering how I can post my spark blog on this page? I am a 38 year old mother of 4 young children ages 9 to 1 1/2. I love to be in good shape, but things have fallen heavily by the wayside lately, and I am determined to get back in shape, one step at a time! I have found that if I try too hard, too fast, then I end up exhausted (what?! runnin... Thu, 9 Jul 2009 23:51:35 EST Cellulite Creams Has anyone tried any of the cellulite creams out on the market? If so what was your experience? Thank you for sharin. <BR> Moni Sat, 30 May 2009 04:58:23 EST East Coast Mormon Hi everyone, Looking for a couple of groups to join for additional support. It is hard trying to get it all together and keep it together in weight loss. I hope everyone has a good day!!! Thu, 14 May 2009 08:04:22 EST Monica from American Fork I am new here today. I decided that I need to take care of me. I have spent the last 10 months giving all I had to a man who gave very little back. Before than I my depression was out of contro after the loss of my maternal grandparents who I helped take care of for several years. Now it is time for me to take care of me! I have at least 120 lbs to lose. I am 5ft1 275 lbs I have an arthritis called Anklyosing Spondylitis. After breaking up with my fiance for the last time I decided to lose th... Thu, 14 May 2009 01:57:52 EST Stress = Weight Gain... Did you know that Stressed spelled backward is desserts? Just wondering... no wonder stress makes you gain weight... Thu, 30 Apr 2009 14:23:54 EST Am I losing weight without a scale!!! I thought I am losing weight. What are the signs that you are losing weight not including the scale. My white shirts are growing on my body. Last fall I was wearing a long sleeve white shirt size 18" collar. At christmas I bought 2 new white shirts size 17 1/2 collar and they were a little snug. I only opened one of the shirts and put the other one a way for when the other shirt wore out. Lately the 17 1/2 shirt is a little big on me, si I took the shirt back to the store and exchanged for a ... Mon, 20 Apr 2009 02:36:40 EST April Challenge Walk/Run/Cardio.... Tell us how many miles you logged in today. Lets keep it up for the month!!!! How many Miles can each us log this month. <BR> <BR> 4/1 Ran 4 1/2 Miles <BR> <BR> Mike <BR> Wed, 1 Apr 2009 18:09:13 EST ALOHA! Hi guys! Sorry I've been soooo far out of the loop! Ryan got his first duty station, and it's in Hawaii! So, now that I'm back online, I'll be visiting a little more, since the base has a free gym, I'll be attending a little more often! <BR> <BR> Hopefully... <BR> <BR> Anyway, how is everyone doing? Any good news? Wed, 1 Apr 2009 03:46:01 EST How many spark points? I got this idea from Coach_Nicole Video Fan Club. <BR> You post how any points you get from spinning the wheel. If you get 1 point you would post 1: if you got 20 you would post 20. <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun, 22 Mar 2009 12:51:27 EST Marching in like a lion... Hey all - I was on here last year without much success. After my Dad passed away from breast cancer in September I kind of just fell apart and cut myself off from the world. But I am back, stronger and more motivated than ever. This year - in tribute of my Dad - I went and had a mammogram (ugh) which thankfully was normal - a real physical - which revealed that I am diabetic and I had a sit down face to face meeting with myself in order to get my health in order. It hasn't been easy. I finall... Wed, 4 Mar 2009 12:58:13 EST Just joined team Hi my name is Linda and I just decided to to join team for support in many ways I need to get back on track every where in my life diet and fitness routine as well as I have just making it back at church in the ward after away to many years. <BR> <BR> I'm looking for the support and fellowship here and I hope I will be as supportive as well <BR> <BR> thanks for your time <BR> <BR> (oh I just got my computer up and running thanks to God for having someone give me their old monitor God is go... Sun, 15 Feb 2009 17:10:42 EST Hello Everyone Hi, my name is Katie and I am an lds mother of two. I've been married for 8 years and my husband and I are attending college at EWU. <BR> <BR> I have been overweight my whole life and after having two children I need to get healty. I had an epiphany the other day. I was preparing an FHE lesson for my kids and I read the article "Cora's Bad Day" (I think that is what it was called) in this months Friend. In the story a mother is teaching her child how to get rid of her anger through prayer... Thu, 5 Feb 2009 11:01:56 EST introducing myself... <BR> <BR> My name is Diane and live in washington state. Pasco to be exact. I meet my husband in the mtc before our missions and connected afterward. We have three children who we adopted through the churches program. <BR> <BR> I just wanted to say Hi, and hope that we can motivate and support each other. Sat, 24 Jan 2009 21:28:26 EST Hello Everyone!! <em>100</em> <BR> I was so excited when I found out there was a site for Mormon Losers!!!! I am one. I joined SP on the 14th so I am pretty new here. I am still trying to figure some things out. I am going to loose 35lbs the healthy way. Come on over and visit my sparks page. Can't wait to get to know you and be a part of the team. <BR> Fri, 23 Jan 2009 22:51:35 EST Mini Challenge!! I sometimes get really overwhelmed by big challenges and really beat myself up for not finishing them. So I'd like to propose a mini challenge!! It shouldn't take more than 2-5 minutes! Example: Go do 2 minutes of Jumping Jacks!! Go pack your lunch for tomorrow!! Go do 30 wall pushups!! Something fun like that doesn't take a ton of time and we feel better about ourselves for doing them!!! So here is mine: <BR> <BR> Go do 4 minutes of Lunges!! (My legs are really going to hurt but oh well!!) ... Mon, 12 Jan 2009 18:03:58 EST Hello from Idaho!! I'm excited to be in a LDS Team!! It's great to be reminded to be healthy not only physically but spiritually too!! Any way I'm Cori and I'm from Idaho, and I have realized for a while that I was a big girl but not until my 4 year old daughter called me the big mommy at her preschool did I realize that I was bigger than I wanted to be. I am 238 pounds and am 5'7", so I really don't look huge but I am huge. My husband, Bless his soul, says I'm just plump. But it's more than plump. So I'm here ... Wed, 7 Jan 2009 18:16:12 EST Mormon in Oklahoma Hi, I just moved to Midwest City in September and my husband and I decided last week to start working on getting in shape. With being in the military, we've moved five times the past 2.5 years, so it's been hard to eat right and exercise consistently. Now, though, we'll be in OK for three years. My weight loss goal is 20 lbs and my husband's is 45 lbs. I want to lose the weight before our 3rd wedding anniversary in June and I'm not sure when my husband wants to lose his by. He's not quite as ... Mon, 5 Jan 2009 09:16:43 EST Hello all My name is Stephanie and I'm not new but it has been awhile and I am starting fresh. I am a wife and mother of two. I live in Logan, UT and love it here. I have some major weight to lose and hope to love half of it by the time I go to Disneyland in June! Fri, 2 Jan 2009 01:01:05 EST New to SP Hi everyone! My name is Lesliee. I live in AZ with my husband and 3 children. I lost about 40 pounds a few years ago but have since gained it all back. So here I am. Thu, 1 Jan 2009 13:08:41 EST Challenge for 2009 Let's start the New Year out right. <BR> <BR> Starting January 1st post daily: <BR> Please post your minutes walked or cardio machines used. <BR> 30 minutes minimum: There is no maximum: <BR> Let's go for it!!! Thu, 1 Jan 2009 13:00:00 EST Hello!!! Hey everyone. My name is Taressa I am from Texas. I have been a member of spark people for a long time but have never joined a group. I have not had much success on my own, so I could use a lot of support. Hope to meet a lot of new friends to help me along the way!! Tue, 23 Dec 2008 16:17:45 EST Christmas Pomes <BR> CAN THIS BE CHRISTMAS ? <BR> <BR> What's all this hectic rush and worry? <BR> Where ho these crowds who run and scurry? <BR> Why all the lights-the Christmas trees? <BR> The jolly "fat man,"tell me please! <BR> <BR> Why, don't you know? This is the day <BR> For parties and for fun and play; <BR> Why this is Christmas! <BR> <BR> So this is Christmas, do you say? <BR> But where is Christ the Christmas Day? <BR> Has he been lost among the throng? <BR> His song drowned out by ... Sat, 13 Dec 2008 14:24:19 EST Take or Pass I name a food...The next person takes it and names a new food, or passes it (retype it, so the next person will know what it is) Wed, 3 Dec 2008 12:57:14 EST How Are We Doing? On a liter note: <BR> <BR> I have noticed my thigh's Don't stick or rub together anymore! LOL WOOHOO!! <BR> <BR> Now doesn't that just make your day!! LOL <BR> <BR> JOE Mon, 10 Nov 2008 12:49:16 EST Believe to receive I am a 69 year old mother of seven, grandmother of thirty and great grandmother of five. But now the most important title I am donning, is daughter of God and a temple of the holy spirit which is in me, and my intention is to treat myself as such. <BR> <BR> That role has been put on the back burner for too long in lieu of others needs and pressing problems that I have allowed to take precedence. I can no longer neglect this responsibility, because to do so is to continue to express ingratitu... Sun, 2 Nov 2008 11:54:28 EST I need volunteers... Hey everyone. I've been MIA from the team for a little while now, and one of the reasons is because my husband left for basic training for the Army this past month. I'm all alone, and slacking a lot in house chores, and dieting/exercise etc... <BR> <BR> SO! What I'm going to ask some of you, is... if there is someone who is dedicated to logging on every day, or at least once a week... would you like to be a co-team-leader with me? To check to see how everyone's doing... set team goals, if I... Mon, 13 Oct 2008 22:03:01 EST How are you doing?? This was a good Saturday for me. Beautiful weather, walked 2.52 miles today. There where allot of people at the park today. I had a kitty-cat follow me for about a 1/2 mile before its owner came and got it, just such a little fellow, He was very hungry and when they feed it boy was it hungry. <BR> Any who I had allot of fun. <BR> How are you doing? <BR> <BR> Let's hear from you, Seen a good movie, read a good book. Please let us know so we may share. Sat, 27 Sep 2008 18:49:08 EST Hello from Utah I just joined. I found the group name funny. Good luck to all those with goals this month. <em>213</em> Thu, 25 Sep 2008 18:32:33 EST St Paul Minnesota Temple In Minnesota we are providing a nightly security watch at the St Paul Temple. A week ago Wednesday, someone tried to fire bomb the Temple. Fortunately, the fire did not spread. <BR> <BR> A passer-by reported it right after it happened and the Fire Dept. responded immediately. The fire burned itself out before the firefighters got there. <BR> <BR> The damage was fortunately minimal and the fire did not spread inside the building. We did not have to cancel any sessions. <BR> <BR> W... Sat, 20 Sep 2008 12:58:39 EST Need a Team Leader To all who would like to keep this site active and available. Our Team Leader has faded from the scene. I am not able to take on that committment at this time. If someone will step forward and send me a spark mail I will put you in touch with Coach Jen who can help train you and shift the Team Leadership to you. <em>304</em> <BR> You are all <em>205</em> <BR> sookmi Fri, 19 Sep 2008 10:27:03 EST Hi! From Washington! I have been on Sparkpeople for awhile, but I never thought to search for an LDS team. I am so excited that I found one. Go team! Wed, 17 Sep 2008 16:25:53 EST Your Scripture for Today Alma 14:26 <BR> And Alma cried, saying: How long shall we suffer these great afflictions, O Lord? O Lord, give us strength according to our faith which is in Christ, even unto deliverance. <BR> <BR> Our afflictions are different but just as great. Let us exercise Faith in Christ to overcome. <BR> sookmi Wed, 17 Sep 2008 08:36:48 EST How did everyone do for labor day week-end?? We didn't and don't have any plans. Just to clean and rearrange our dinning room. I ate a lot (within my guidelines) of protein so my calories went up (still within my guidelines). I was able to increase my walking to 30 minutes. Considering I started off at 6 minutes Aug 4th I feel like I'm doing pretty good. Sun, 31 Aug 2008 21:00:29 EST basic diet plan good for almost all Here is a good basic diet plan. If we all lived according to this, I suspect we would have far fewer problems with weight, Cholesterol, diabetes, etc. <BR> <BR> 10 And again, verily I say unto you, all wholesome herbs God hath ordained for the constitution, nature, and use of man— <BR> 11 Every herb in the season thereof, and every fruit in the season thereof; all these to be used with prudence and thanksgiving. <BR> 12 Yea, flesh also of beasts and of the fowls of the air, I, the Lo... Fri, 22 Aug 2008 23:32:56 EST New Beginnings:) I just discovered this site. I have been a member of spark for about 3 weeks. I'm from the east. I did live in Rexburg for awhile though and loved it. I am from the east and am here building up the kingdom in this part of the vineyard and loving it. Just wish there was less of me to do it. Hopefully with this site there will be. <em>30</em> Fri, 22 Aug 2008 23:04:49 EST Here's a challenge for everyone! I took this challenge from another one of my teams. It's fun and can be done alone or with kids! Okay so here it is: <BR> Every day for a week, dance your rear-end off to your favorite music/radio station for twenty minutes. This is on top of your regular work out. <BR> Take care, and have fun! Mon, 18 Aug 2008 08:23:44 EST Need Nutrition Information while out and about? I received this information from Sparker: Forced2workout. And it works so I wanted to share it w/ you! <BR> <BR> When your out and about during the day and your wondering if the food your about to choose is all that healthy just text the restaurant name and menu item ( for example: Arby's chicken club salad) to 34381 and in seconds you'll get a reply listing the itmes calorie, fat, protein and carb count! This is a free service from that offers nutritional info for food at more tha... Wed, 30 Jul 2008 16:32:14 EST In Need of Another Team Goal I see that our team goal is to call our mother....uh uh...not me!!!! Sorry to say, but I do disown my mother and that will never change. I was sexually, physically, mentally, and emotionally abused by her and her second husband. <BR> Can we have more than one goal choice for those who either have no mother or just don't want to remember they do??? <em>39</em> Tue, 22 Jul 2008 04:06:24 EST Doesn't anyone update in here??? I just joined the team and noticed everything is over a month old in here. Like to do some challenges like a sister, but need a challenge!! <em>247</em> Sun, 13 Jul 2008 02:13:16 EST Anyone run for the 4th of July Holiday? I finished my first 10k in Kaysville in 55:15, just shy of my goal. <BR> Lots of fun and I am planning to run another one next week in Farmington and will try to do it in under 55 min. <BR> Did anyone else participate in any of the 5k or 10k walk/runs? <BR> <BR> If so I hope you did will and enjoyed your run. <BR> <BR> <em>186</em> Fri, 4 Jul 2008 16:03:22 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sun, 22 Jun 2008 12:20:41 EST Would like to hear from you I am Mary, have just joined a family team and would like to also get support from this team. Live down south now, but have lived in Utah,Idaho Washington and Oregon. Miss the west. <BR> <BR> I am 67 going on 40. I just want to feel better by shedding this extra weight. Thu, 19 Jun 2008 20:34:32 EST Marty is my name. Marty 59 almost 60 (August 15) convert to church of about 29 years. <BR> My family is 1 daughter, 1 son-in-law 2 grandaughters 6 and 4 live 3 plus hours away, too far. All adults are teachers. Then I have 1 dog (Daisy) and 2 cats (Simba - a girl and Necrony - a boy). <BR> <BR> I have been Relief Society President twice, taught adult Sunday School, taught Merry Miss, taught CTR, and taught the teen-age Sunday School class. <BR> <BR> I have joint problems and have 2 new knees. I also am fa... Sun, 8 Jun 2008 21:11:49 EST exactly what I needed to hear today "One of the big things that [the adversary] has to work on is the fact that we are all poor, weak mortals and fully appreciate our own weakness, and he tries to take advantage of our knowledge on this point to inspire us with the idea that we are no good and what we are doing is not worth the time that we are taking to do it. But we can be assured that if we press on in the little duties which are from day to day resting on us, we will be on hand for the greater ones, when, in the kind provid... Thu, 15 May 2008 11:22:02 EST Pregnant? I'm not expecting, but I expect to be expecting this year sometime (hopefully, lol). My husband and I are not having a child yet, but hopefully this is our year :) <BR> <BR> Do we have any expectant mothers here with us? And if so, what are you doing to stay healthy during your pregnancy? Sun, 4 May 2008 16:38:48 EST Brand Spankin New Hello all, <BR> My name is Laura and I live in Dallas. I am making a change in my life and am attacking my problems from all directions. I have cut out all the junk in my diet and have a menu that I follow (if left to my whims I end up eating pizza). I am getting a little more active. I am also seeing a counselor to help me work through my food and emotional issues. Now it's like my body is just letting go to all the crud it's been holding onto for so long. And I feel GREAT!!! I am learning t... Wed, 30 Apr 2008 12:34:39 EST Son just got transferred He's serving in the UT Provo (spanish-speaking) mission and he just got transferred today to the Provo West area. Not sure which stakes that covers yet. I'll let you all know, but if you see a tall (about 6') blonde and brown-eyed Spanish speaking Elder Ogden, tell him his Mom says hi! Tue, 29 Apr 2008 15:59:17 EST Pres. Packer at Stake Conference! Hello everyone! <BR> I'm new here and haven't posted anything yet but want to say thank for the welcomes that I have received. <BR> Our stake conference is next weekend and we were told today that Pres. Boyd K. Packer will be the featured speaker at our Sunday session! In person, not via satellite! I'm sure our stake president (who's in my ward) is very excited about this as they are brothers. Can't wait for stake conference! <BR> xo <BR> Lisa in Brigham City UT <em>288</em> Sun, 27 Apr 2008 16:23:49 EST Elders To start how many men are on this team. I will check and post soon. Thank you for your efforts. <BR> <em>104</em> <em>250</em> Sun, 27 Apr 2008 13:53:37 EST New to this Team Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> I just found this team by chance a couple days ago. I am excited to see that there are members of the church who have found Sparks. I really have enjoyed it. I believe it has helped me and will for the rest of my life. <BR> <BR> I am married and have 4 children. 2 are married, both of which were married in the temple to wonderful spouses. I also have 1 granddaughter who is the so cute and I love being a grandma. I also have a senior and a sophomore in high sc... Thu, 24 Apr 2008 22:29:44 EST I challenge you.... If you haven't done your Home/ Visiting Teaching for April yet, I challenge you to pick up the phone and call your families/ sisters, see how they're doing, and set up an appointment for May to visit them. <BR> <BR> -Sunshine_Suzy Wed, 23 Apr 2008 22:54:10 EST Did you know? did you know that Spark people has a sight just for teens? I'm constantly trying to get my children to eat healthier and track their exercises. I helped my son sign up. I say help because I have never allowed him to sign up to anything like this before and there will be constant supervision while he is on line. I think the statistic is that if your child is in a chat room there is a 100% chance he is chatting or being chatted with a child predator. It is too bad that a few bad people mak... Thu, 17 Apr 2008 01:17:58 EST Join the fun! We've got an informal game going on the huddle wall which I've been enjoying. Start with a line from a Hymn or a Children's Songbook song or help keep someone else's "song" going by adding the next line of lyrics. Tue, 15 Apr 2008 16:53:47 EST General Conference What was your favorite talk/ quote from this General Conference, and why? Fri, 11 Apr 2008 09:43:54 EST To the gym... To the gym, by Lauren Whitney (me ;)lol) <BR> <BR> Off to the gym I go today <BR> To work my butt and thighs away <BR> I hope I sweat a whole lot more <BR> and come home feeling very sore <BR> <BR> These pounds to lose are very hard <BR> Thus, I go to the gym, to discard <BR> Away, away with you ugly weight <BR> Five more pounds... no, let's go for eight <BR> <BR> The goal to fit into that dress <BR> The clothes I wear, they look a mess <BR> Bikini? Yes I hope I can <BR> But first I think ... Thu, 3 Apr 2008 13:16:16 EST How can you help What do you say and how can you help someone whos life is so bad for them that they are convinced that God and Jesus doesn't love them much less like them? Thu, 3 Apr 2008 13:03:10 EST substitutions for alcohol in cooking I was looking up a recipe online, and came across this. <BR> <BR> <BR> I personally do not use any alcohol, even for cooking. THere <BR> have been times I've found a yummy looking recipe, only <BR> to find I couldn't make it becuase it calls for some type <BR> of alcohol, and I would feel bad.... now, with <BR> substitutions, I can make those recipes! <BR> <BR> There are several substitutions available for recipes that <BR> call for cooking with alcohol. Below is a list of standard <BR> ... Thu, 3 Apr 2008 00:50:24 EST im so happy to have found this team Hello,my name is renee and i have been an inactive member for a bout 5 yrs. i do think about the church very often and i was shocked to see this team,how wonderful! i hope i will be accepted by you all. Tue, 1 Apr 2008 16:01:57 EST Hello Mormon Losers!!! Let's lose together!!! Hi everyone!!! I'm Lu and I'm from Lehi UT. I have lost 30 lbs and I need to lose 29 more... I need all the help I can get. I just found this website. It looks like it's going to be a great help. <em>213</em> Sun, 30 Mar 2008 20:36:34 EST lying to ourselves--but trying to be more honest When we're in denial about our fitness level/ weight, we make up all sorts of ridiculous lies to rationalize the denial. I just heard some things coming out of a friend's mouth after she got on the scale that I can't believe she was trying to tell herself. But I know we all do it! What are some of the lies you've told yourself, rationalizing about your weight? Sat, 29 Mar 2008 14:43:24 EST Looking for Reward Ideas I'm looking for ideas for rewards along my journey as I reach milestones. The issue is I don't have much money to spend, so I'm looking for things that are very low cost ($1-2) or are free. So far I've come up with buying myself SparkGoodies and giving my virtual model a "new outfit." <BR> <BR> Appreciating your input and creativity, <BR> Sunshine_Suzy Thu, 27 Mar 2008 16:26:24 EST YOUR CHALLENGE if you choose to accept it... Hey everyone! It's Lauren from the Mormon Losers SparkTeam! <BR> <BR> I'm starting a new challenge for all team members this week. And, hopefully we'll have more challenges to come in 2008! <BR> <BR> Our first challenge is called "Spring Break Loser!". <BR> <BR> In the next week, our challenge is to lose 5 pounds before the beginning of April! I know that we can all do it, and we'll all track it here! Once we get that first 5 pounds down, it'll be easy to lose 5 more, and 5 more, and so o... Tue, 25 Mar 2008 00:58:39 EST WELCOME!!! Hello there Newcomer! Welcome to the Mormon Losers Team! <BR> <BR> I am a loser, and we can help you to become a loser too! <BR> <BR> Feel free to comment on the boards, post a huddle, or ask any questions you have of your own. We have great members of the church in this team that will help you in any way we all can! <BR> <BR> Thanks for joining the team, and if you have friends on this site, invite them to join too! We love making new friends here! <BR> <BR> Have a fabulously fit day! ... Tue, 25 Mar 2008 00:46:05 EST About that time of the month... I find it's sort of hard to stay on track when I'm in pain... I tend to eat more, and exercise less... <BR> <BR> What can one do to change that? Tue, 25 Mar 2008 00:39:32 EST "Allow Myself to Introduce... ....Myself." My name is John and I am currently residing in Glendale, Arizona with my wife Katie and our four pets. We have two pug dogs, a cat, and a chinchilla. I am a 31 year old Technical Sergeant in the USAF with almost 12 years of service. During March 2008 I failed my annual fitness test for the first time in my career. Since joing the AF I have gained about 150 pounds and would like to go from 264 to 200 and be able to maintain it. I am on SP to get into the best shape of my life and prove th... Fri, 21 Mar 2008 12:39:44 EST Hello from Idaho I am so excited to find some teams with people that really share My values. I am Neva. I am 65, single, no children. I have been a member since 1969. My favorite pass time is Genealogy. I hope to get to know you all soon. Fri, 21 Mar 2008 01:17:29 EST The biggest motivation I've had in a long time! Ok, so a little while ago, I started a blog for my motivation. I first thought that it wouldn't work, but have found it to be one of the biggest motivations I've ever had! <BR> <BR><BR>m <BR> <BR> I'm looking for others who have the guts to do this, and if you make your own blog, send me the URL here, and I'll put you into our Weight Loss web ring. <BR> <BR> Let's make this a world wide thing, and see how many people we can get to join the ring! <... Mon, 17 Mar 2008 01:03:32 EST How Do I??? Some people have that really cool picture of their "before and soon to be after"'s... the... um... grr... those cartoon like pictures... I've forgotten what they're called... (eg:<BR>ICHOLEIVIE, like her main picture...) <BR> <BR> Anyway, I want to make one... where do I go, and how do I do it? <BR> <BR> Thanks ;) Sat, 15 Mar 2008 18:40:00 EST How do I stay healthy when I'm ill? My husband's been sick for 3 days now, and it's pretty much paralyzed him. He's 130 lbs lighter than I am... I've started to feel ill today... I hope it doesn't knock me out too... <BR> <BR> I'm not very hungry, and I'm downing water like I'm made of sand... I'm still dehydrating :( <BR> <BR> What are the best ways to stay hydrated, and healthy when unhealthy? Any ideas? Sat, 15 Mar 2008 18:26:48 EST Message Removed Message Removed Wed, 12 Mar 2008 13:09:35 EST New! I didn't know there was an LDS group! I just saw one of your members on another group I just joined and I HAD to join this one! Thanks! <BR> <BR> Sarah Tue, 11 Mar 2008 15:54:59 EST New on this site I love the title of this team because it sounds so contradictory! I'm one who loves tongue-in-cheek humor. <BR> <BR> I'm Patty, 47yo, married for 26-1/2 years with 4 beautiful children. I live in New Hampshire and am a convert of almost 13 years. Currently, I'm a newly called RS President and my husband is 2nd Counselor in the bishopric. My oldest son, James, is 20 and on the last 169 days of his mission (but who's counting). My daughter, Karen, is in her 2nd semester at BYU and loving ... Tue, 11 Mar 2008 12:20:16 EST Kipluck, in a Nutshell (My, it's Crowded in here!) By way of introduction, I'm 28, single, Diabetic, RM, semi-active due to health, bibliophile, and I live in a little house in Utah that The Roomie and I are calling "The Ark." Why? Well, between us we currently have 3 sugar gliders, 1 gerbil, 2 small dogs, 2 parrots, 1 red ear slider turtle, 1 canary, 1 sparrow, 1 parakeet, 11 hermit crabs, 1 Russian tortoise several various fishies, and a number of amiable houseplants. (and those are just the PERMANENT ones... we have fosters all the time) ... Mon, 18 Feb 2008 17:37:51 EST "Lean!" Well... weighed myself on my new scale and found my old one was ten lbs. off and not to my favor! If I stand on my old one and lean forward, it gives me the same reading as the new one. I guess I wasn't leaning enough all these years to get the "correct" picture... Yuck! <BR> <BR> My advice for today... "Lean! ...or buy a new scale!" <BR> <BR> Hey,Hey,Paula Sat, 2 Feb 2008 12:50:41 EST Hello from Quincy, IL I have felt for some time now that I need to get my life in order through living a healthier lifestyle. When I went on my mission, the stake president asked if I kept the Word of Wisdom. I told him yes and he responded that while we think of the Word of Wisdom as abstaining from coffee, tea, tobacco, and alcohol, it also means that we eat healthy items and keep our sacred bodies in good shape. At 300 lbs and no exercise plan, I feel that I have not been taking care of this sacred gift. <... Fri, 1 Feb 2008 12:27:45 EST I am new. Hello all just wanted to say hi. I found this group on someones page. I am so glad I did. It is nice to see other people from the church needing the help. I am greatful others are on here that have the same faith. <BR> <BR> I am here to get support and also give it back too. Prob. more give then get. That is how I am. <BR> <BR> I am a single mother of a 10 year old boy. Thank you for reading this. Take care. and know I am here for you if you need to talk. <BR> <BR> Rori Sun, 13 Jan 2008 03:24:59 EST Hia everyone new guy from SLC Hi all just found this site and said to myself its time for a change. So your help and any other advice or encouragement would come in very handy. Sat, 5 Jan 2008 04:31:38 EST New on Jan 2, 2008 I found this website by accident or was it divine intervention. I think this is what I've been looking for to get me going and working on my goals this year to become more positive and healthy in 2008. The last two years have been emotionally rough and I'm ready to put it behind me and move on with life and find joy. I would love to hear from anyone out there. I was raised in Calif. but I have lived in beautiful Cache Valley, UT for the last 26 years. I have 3 children but only one left a... Sat, 5 Jan 2008 02:24:24 EST Newbie from Alaska Hi <BR> I just want to introduce myself. I ran across this site by accident and so far I think it's great. If you have any great motivators I would love to hear them. I know what I need to do but it is the ok just do it part that i have problems with. Any tips would be great. Tue, 1 Jan 2008 22:35:14 EST I'm on a mission Hey Everyone! <BR> Today was supposed to be a big day for me. <BR> I interviewed with my Stake final interview beofore turning in my mission papers! <BR> Unfortunately I will have to put that on hold... <BR> I have to lose 20lbs before I can turn them in. <BR> Gosh I'm really wishing I would have known before hand. Any ways I'm trying not to get too depressed about it. What's one more hurtle right?! <BR> I'm just really going to focus and get those 20lbs off start serving the... Sun, 30 Dec 2007 18:14:11 EST Hello everyone Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I am from Western NY State, am 32-years-old, and am starting out on my weight loss journey! <BR> <BR> I look forward to getting to read from you all, getting some help with motivation, and looking forward to having some fun in here! Sat, 17 Nov 2007 11:49:33 EST Living life as a newbie Hello, I just joined SP and am kind of a newbie in LDS too. Was baptised 12/31/05. So far I have been inspired by SP and hope I can keep on the right path this time. <em>67</em> Fri, 9 Nov 2007 14:16:43 EST A not so stuffed Thanksgiving plan Ok everyone, I am getting ready to make a healthy plan for Thanksgiving. I am finding that if I make the plan ahead of time, when I get busy (which is often) and eat 'mindlessly' I still make good choices. For Thanksgiving I'm looking forward to not being stuffed, but I need a more specific plan then that. I feel I need to make this plan ahead of time so I can go over it many times before the big day arrives because when all that yummy food is set out, I want to not feel like I'm struggling t... Tue, 6 Nov 2007 20:30:23 EST Hello from Dayton I've been SP for awhile, but I'm just starting to get into the groups. I am married to my best friend who is doing his general surgery residency and is active duty Air Force. I have 4 beautiful chidren who I homeschool. I am the RS enrichment counselor which takes up the rest of my time JK - I love the calling. I grew up in Phoenix and then Wickenburg AZ. After married lived in Flagstaff and Tucson, AZ. DH joined the AF and since then we've lived in San Antonio, TX, Gaithersburg, MD and n... Tue, 6 Nov 2007 20:26:48 EST Exercise Question I was just wondering when the best time of day is to exercise. Does anyone know? The local news here said it was 6 at night, but others say it's best in the morning before you shower. So which is it?!? Mon, 22 Oct 2007 23:42:30 EST I Smell Like a New Shower Curtain THAT'S how new I am. But I guess you guys could already tell. That kind of thing kind of spreads around. ;o) <BR> <BR> NO idea how to get around these here parts, but I'm sure to figure it out. Wed, 10 Oct 2007 09:02:55 EST New...Sort of... Hi! I'm new to the Mormon Losers, but not new to SparkPeople. I joined a while ago but have recently dealt with some major health issues with my husband (which are still ongoing) and have resorted to stress eating again. I'm hoping that I can get plenty of support from you guys! Thanks! Mon, 8 Oct 2007 12:57:21 EST Hiya from the newest newb. Hi everyone! Just became a spark and i'm looking forward to getting to know people with the same goals and values that i have. i'm a 35yr old army wife (14yrs) with 2 terrific kids. we're currently living in germany and i've decided to use this time overseas to finally get a handle on my excess poundage. please feel free to drop a msg or email if you need some support or just want to chitty chat. <em>247</em> Sun, 30 Sep 2007 02:44:41 EST Hello, how is everyone? Hey, everyone! <BR> <BR> How are you all doing? <BR> <BR> Let's ALL check in AND CHAT here!! Mon, 10 Sep 2007 13:00:31 EST I'm new to the team I've been on SP for about a year now, but I just found this group. <BR> I'm on the LDS Ladies and Mormon Mommies also. <BR> I have been having a hard time loosing the weight since my twins were born, 3yrs ago. <em>24</em> Tue, 28 Aug 2007 10:14:41 EST New to the team! Good morning! I'm new to this team...figured it was a fantastic idea to finally join an LDS team. My name is Emily, I'm soon to be 31, from Idaho, served in the France Paris Mission... <BR> <BR> Glad to find a team with the same values! Mon, 27 Aug 2007 11:15:04 EST Another newbie! Hi everyone! I am new to this forum but have actually been on SparkPeople for about a month and a half. I am trying to lose some weight and get healthy, because my hubby and I are in that time of life where we're thinking it would be a good time to start having kids. We were married in 2002 in the Seattle Temple and have been very happily married since. I am very happy to know you all! Tue, 14 Aug 2007 00:19:57 EST Moderation in all things (or "not pigging out")! I'm a pretty active guy for 58. With two jobs, church callings, etc I stay out of trouble. One thing I've discovered is NOT to say "No, I can't eat that, it's bad for me". I will say,"If I choose wisely I can have a small sample of that and still stay on track." <BR> Went to choir on Sunday and the choir director's wife thought we were all anorexic or something so he brought a big plate of brownies (makes you sing better??) I passed on that. Someone else brought a plate of goodies to w... Tue, 26 Jun 2007 12:43:16 EST Another Newbie! Hey! I just joined today so just wanted to say hey and introduce myself! :) I'm Becky and I am doing great! :) Everday when you are alive is a great day! :)I live in Utah at the moment and I am 22! I have been the same weight since I was in the 9th grade and I want to get fit! :) I am going to Colorado this winter for a big family party... family I havent seen in years and so I want to look good! Also, my ex-boyfriend might be meeting me out there. He lives in Cali so I am pretty excited for ... Fri, 8 Jun 2007 17:45:55 EST lets find another name for this team MY HEART IS CHANGED I WAS CONSIDERD OFF THE PATH BY NOT DOING WHAT IS RIGHT AND PLEASING IN THE EYES OF GOD . I WILL REPENT AND I WILL TURN IT OVER TO SOMEONE WISER AND WITH MORE AUTHORITY THAN I WHO CAN TELL HIS CHILDREN WHEN THEY ARE NOT DOING THE WILL OF HIM SO I ASK EVERYONES FORGIVENESS AND PUT IT ASIDE AAND GO FORWARDS AND I HAVE MY FREE AGANCY AND YOU ALL HAVE YOUR WILL BE RESPECTED BY ME . FROM THIS DAY FORWARDS !THIS WORLD IS NOT MY HOME I HAVE COME TO LEARN AND CHANGE MY LIFE SO IT... Fri, 25 May 2007 02:30:29 EST share inspiration here I'm creating this thread so we can share inspirational (lds or non welcome) articels, thoughts, srciptures, [what ever you want!] here. <BR> <BR> I'm going to start with today's SP featured article. I like it, so I thought I'd share it-- <BR> <BR> As a side note, if my memory serves me correctly, I saw this man play at a jazz concert just a few montha ago. Every year here, there's a HUGE Genen Harris jazz festival. This year, one of the concerts was specifically set up with accomodations fo... Wed, 23 May 2007 13:49:18 EST Belated posts? Can't figure out why the last post on Mormon Losers that I see was from April 24? I know there has been some since. Do I need to reconfigure something? Forgive..I'm somewhat older and a bit of what my wife calls a "technotard"!! <BR> <BR> Phil Mon, 14 May 2007 11:14:57 EST BIG LOSERS! hello everyone! i just joined this team and need some support and motivation. may we all be big losers! <BR> Erica Wed, 2 May 2007 09:07:59 EST Frequency of posts... ?? for you all. I belong to Mormon Losers and Mormon Men. I was looking forward to reading more posts for you all but the last post that I see recorded was 4/13. OR there a problem and I'm just not getting them all? When I go to the actual Team posts I see more recent posts. I am subscribed to receive a notice in my email when a new post is made. <BR> Ideas? <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> Phil Mon, 23 Apr 2007 15:19:37 EST Virginia Tech I know this doesn't really have anything to do with weight loss, but I just wanted to express my profound saddness for all of the people that were affected by what happened yesterday. I only pray that those who lost someone can feel the comfort of the Holy Ghost even if they don't have the gospel in thier lives. And also that they can feel the support they have from those around them. I am so sorry if any of you knew or lost any one in that tragic event. Tue, 17 Apr 2007 10:35:37 EST Did "kinda" good! Drove up to Seattle this weekend for my niece's wedding reception. They were married Sat morning int he Seattle temple then had a reception that night. <BR> I took small plate at the food table...had a few shrimp, tapanade (sp?)on slices of bread....but then oh shoot, there is the fudge cake and assorted chocolates. A little bit of overindulgence there. <BR> Sunday coming home my wife picked up a regular size bag of Sun Chips to snack on. Problem is...........I LOVE Sun Chips. Half th... Mon, 16 Apr 2007 10:16:02 EST Handling BDay temptations??'s the deal. It's my birthday and my wife and I will probably go out to dinner tonight or tomorrow night. I can see it now...I'm looking at the menu and the onion rings or maybe the deep fried prawns are calling my name followed by the german chocolate cake or strawberry cheesecake! <BR> I don't want to lose all the good I've done from faithfully going to the gym this past month. <BR> Help me Bishop!!! <BR> <BR> Phil Thu, 12 Apr 2007 11:45:39 EST Interesting heading -I'm another Mormon loser! Just found Spark People on line...looks like a great support group. My name is in sw Washington, just across the river from Portland. <BR> I don't need to lose a lot...just a few pounds to get the pants a little more loose. I recently joined a gym and have done well...I go 4-5 times a week using the treadmill, eliptical and rowing machines. Love my ice cream...I grew up on a dairy farm and always had whole milk around and lots of ice cream. Yeah........bad, I know! Try to ... Tue, 10 Apr 2007 12:07:06 EST Welcome to All to Join Genealogy Losers Hi Brothers and Sisters,and All Others-a new Group has been formed by "Yours Truly"(Will07). <BR> Come join us. <BR> I wouldn't be surprised,but that there are quite a few SPers,who either are already researching their Family History/Ancestry-or those who would like to,but have never gotten started. <BR> Genealogy is a wonderful and most interesting opportunity. <BR> For those of us in the LDS Church-we have a special Calling and role to fulfill in the search and recording of our Ances... Mon, 9 Apr 2007 08:28:01 EST Healthy Facts Salt <BR> <BR> One of the unrecognized keys to fast yet safe weight loss is to control the amount of sodium you consume. <BR> You know sodium best as table salt, but salt and sodium are hidden in all kinds of products, including packaged foods, fast foods, sodas, frozen and canned foods,and condimnets. <BR> No matter where it hides out, excess sodium in your diet will dramatically slow down your metabolism... <BR> <BR> A slow metabolism... Less fat burned... Not a happy camper!! <BR> ... Mon, 26 Mar 2007 12:06:36 EST WILL07 Welcome,Glad you are on this team. We are hee to help you reach your goals and give support. all you need to do is ask. Sat, 24 Mar 2007 10:14:19 EST New to Team Hey everybody... I'm new to the group and thought I would introduce myself... you can either go to page to learn more about me or I'll tell just a few things... my name is Anna... I live with my husband charlie and we are going on 3 happy yrs of marriage. We live in Ft. Polk Louisana and enjoy it but miss our homes... anyway... hope to hear from you soon and hope to get to you know everybody.. keep up the good work and may the lord bless all of us... take care everybody... <BR> <BR> Anna Fri, 9 Mar 2007 09:48:19 EST I MADE A TEAM FOR ALL THE POSTS I POST.wanna join? hi everyone! <BR> <BR> ive created a team thats all about humor and inspiring messages, quotes and stuff to make us all smile... <BR> <BR> the name of the team: <BR> <BR> ON THE LIGHTER SIDE a place for humor and smiles. <BR> <BR> if your interested in joining, its open for all. <BR> <BR> hope to see ya there! <BR> <BR> MICHELLE Thu, 22 Feb 2007 11:17:44 EST QUOTES....added to daily Quote of the Day <BR> "Discontent is the first step in progress. No one knows what is in him till he tries, and many would never try if they were not forced to." <BR> – Basil Maturin Thu, 22 Feb 2007 10:04:37 EST TODAYS INSPIRATION: FEB 21 2007 Five Finger Prayer <BR> <BR> This is beautiful, and it is surely worth making the 5 finger prayer a part of our lives. <BR> <BR> 1. Your thumb is nearest you. So, begin your prayers by praying for those closest to you. They are the easiest to remember. To pray for our loved ones is, as C. S. Lewis once said, a "sweet duty." <BR> <BR> 2. The next finger is the pointing finger. Pray for those who teach, instruct and heal. This includes teachers, doctors, and ministers. They need support and ... Wed, 21 Feb 2007 13:12:17 EST TODAYS HUMOR - FEB 21 2007 *Changing Plates* <BR> <BR> My friend called his car insurance company to tell them to change his address from Texas to Vermont. The woman who took the call asked where Vermont was. <BR> <BR> As he tried to explain, she interrupted and said, "Look, I'm not stupid or anything, but what state is it in?" <BR> Wed, 21 Feb 2007 12:16:14 EST LDS GEMS - FEB 21 2007 Daily Gems <BR> Serving in Our Father's Kingdom <BR> ----------------------------------------<BR>----------- <BR> <BR> "May God bless each of us in our calls to serve. May our faith <BR> strengthen as we serve in righteousness, faithfully keeping the <BR> commandments. May our testimonies ever grow stronger as we seek to find the <BR> fountain of eternal truth. May the brotherhood that exists in our quorum be <BR> of comfort and strength and security as we pass through this mortal part of <... Wed, 21 Feb 2007 11:59:32 EST ~LDS NUGGET: MERCY ~ "One cannot be merciful to others without receiving a harvest of mercy in return." <BR> <BR> --Gordon B. Hinckley, "Blessed Are the Merciful", Ensign, May 1990, p. 70 <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ps. 136: 1-26 Sing Praise to Him, Hymn #70 <BR> <BR> Tue, 20 Feb 2007 20:13:37 EST SOME THINGS TO INSPIRE YOU - FEB 20 2007 GOD SPEAKS <BR> <BR> A young man had been to Wednesday night Bible Study. The Pastor had shared about listening to God and obeying the Lord's voice. <BR> <BR> The young man couldn't help but wonder, "Does God still speak to people?" <BR> <BR> After service he went out with some friends for coffee and pie and they discussed the message. Several different ones talked about how God had led them in different ways. <BR> <BR> It was about ten o'clock when the young man started driving home.... Tue, 20 Feb 2007 17:03:33 EST JOKES FEB 20 2007 Serving Two Masters <BR> <BR> A Mormon acquaintance once pushed Mark Twain into an argument on the issue of polygamy. After long and tedious expositions justifying the practice, the Mormon demanded that Twain cite any passage of scripture expressly forbidding polygamy. <BR> <BR> "Nothing easier," Twain replied. "No man can serve two masters." <BR> <BR> lol <BR> <BR> ps-of course we know we LDS would NEVER argue over such Tue, 20 Feb 2007 09:24:37 EST HUMOR FOR TODAY: FEB 19 2007 LIVE TO BE 100! <BR> <BR> <BR> Jeanne Calment, at 120 years and counting, is the oldest living human who's birth date can be authenticated. When recently asked to describe her vision for the future, she replied, "Very brief." <BR> <BR> From Win Arn comes another quip about an aging woman. When the reporter asked the birthday girl what she like best about being 102 years old, she answered, "No peer pressure." <BR> <BR> Finally, John Fetterman, rector of Grace Episcopal Church in Madison, ... Mon, 19 Feb 2007 12:03:56 EST HOLDAY GREETING - HAPPY PRESIDENTS DAY! Happy Birthday, George Washington! <BR> <BR> 1st President of the United States (1789-1797) <BR> Nickname: "Father of His Country" <BR> Born: February 22, 1732, in Westmoreland County, Virginia <BR> Died: December 14, 1799, at Mount Vernon, Virginia <BR> George Washington's Other Government Positions: <BR> Member of Virginia House of Burgesses, 1759-74 <BR> Member of Continental Congress, 1774-75 <BR> Chairman of the Constitutional Convention, 1787-88 <BR> <BR> Happy Birthday, Abraham Linc... Mon, 19 Feb 2007 11:57:15 EST INSPIRATIONAL THOUGHTS 2/19/07 I ASKED GOD <BR> <BR> I asked God to take away my pain. <BR> God said, No <BR> - It is not for me to take away, <BR> but for you to give it up. <BR> <BR> I asked God to make my handicapped child whole. <BR> God said, No <BR> - Her spirit was whole, <BR> her body was only temporary. <BR> <BR> I asked God to grant me patience. <BR> God said, No <BR> - Patience is a by-product of tribulations; <BR> it isn't granted, it is earned. <BR> <BR> I asked God to give me happiness. <BR> God said, No ... Mon, 19 Feb 2007 11:51:52 EST HAVING A BAD DAY? heres some HUMOR 2/18/07 HAVE THINGS GOTCHA DOWN? <BR> <BR> <BR> Are ya havin' a Bad Day???? Well, then, consider <BR> this............................... <BR> <BR> In a hospital's Intensive Care Unit, patients always died in the same bed, on Sunday morning, at about 11:00 a.m., regardless of their medical condition. <BR> <BR> This puzzled the doctors and some even thought it had something to do with the supernatural. No one could solve the mystery as to why the deaths occurred around 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, so a w... Sun, 18 Feb 2007 14:09:08 EST INSPIRATIONAL THOUGHTS: FEB 18 2007 I HAVE LEARNED <BR> <BR> I've learned.... <BR> that the best classroom in the world is at the feet of an elderly person. <BR> <BR> I've learned.... <BR> that when you're in love, <BR> it shows. <BR> <BR> I've learned.... <BR> that just one person saying to me, "You've made my day!" makes my day. <BR> <BR> I've learned.... <BR> that having a child fall asleep in your arms is one of the most peaceful feelings in the world. <BR> <BR> I've learned.... <BR> that being kind is more important ... Sun, 18 Feb 2007 06:51:22 EST <3 VALENTINES DAY DANCE & SOCIAL <3 well, i actually BURNED some calories tonight! <BR> <BR> my church had a social for valentines (i know its a bit late, but its free, who and it was a dance as well. <BR> <BR> my hubby isnt really one to get up and dance with me, hes really a wall-flower. but i myself, enjoy moving to music, lieu of him, i danced anyway! <BR> <BR> i was sweating...glistening really, and had fun and enjoyed myself !! :-D <BR> <BR> i may have burned off 1 pound, perhaps more. thats not th... Sat, 17 Feb 2007 22:44:02 EST LDS GEM: STANDING FAST ON THE LORDS SIDE Daily Gems <BR> Standing Fast on the Lord's Side <BR> ----------------------------------------<BR>----------- <BR> <BR> "Now is the time to stand fast in our faith and on our principles. . . <BR> Now is the time to show our appreciation for the atoning sacrifice of our <BR> Lord Jesus Christ. . . . <BR> "Now is the time to warn our neighbors by <BR> sharing the gospel message with them. Now is the time to provide the world <BR> with an example of decency and modesty, an example of virtue ... Fri, 16 Feb 2007 10:55:04 EST LDS GEM: WE ALL PROGRESS @ DIFFERENT RATES Daily Gems <BR> We All Progress at Different Rates <BR> ----------------------------------------<BR>----------- <BR> <BR> "Each one of us will travel a different road during this life. Each <BR> progresses at a different rate. Temptations that trouble your brother may <BR> not challenge you at all. Strengths that you possess may seem impossible to <BR> another. <BR> "Never look down on those who are less perfect than you. <BR> Don't be upset because someone can't sew as well as you, can't <... Fri, 16 Feb 2007 06:46:00 EST LDS NUGGET: SPIRITUAL REQUIREMENTS "The temporal requirements placed upon the Church and our members are never simply temporal. They only seem temporal because our vision is lacking. The Lord’s requirements are always spiritual." <BR> <BR> --Douglas W. DeHaan, "Is Any Thing Too Hard for the Lord?", Ensign, Nov. 1980, 87 <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Romans 7:14 Lord I Would Follow Thee, Hymn #220 <BR> <BR> Thu, 15 Feb 2007 17:08:23 EST LDS GEM: ENCOUREGING OTHERS ALONG THE JOURNEY Daily Gems <BR> Encouraging Others to Proceed on the Journey <BR> ----------------------------------------<BR>----------- <BR> <BR> "As we study the scriptures, we notice that the Savior ministered to <BR> people according to their specific needs. . . . <BR> "Jesus showed <BR> patience and love to all who came to Him seeking relief for their physical, <BR> emotional, or spiritual illnesses and who felt discouraged and <BR> downtrodden. <BR> "To follow the Savior's example, each one of us <B... Thu, 15 Feb 2007 11:03:46 EST Women's Day out in Kansas City Is anyone planning on coming out to Kansas City for Time Out? Thu, 8 Feb 2007 21:58:27 EST Weight Loss So I went to the temple the other day and was really excited! My temple dress was not tight. It has not fit well since I was pregnant with my first daughter. <em>9</em> Sun, 4 Feb 2007 13:38:45 EST February Challenge - Week 1 Cardo "at least" 30 mins 4to5 x week <BR> Tummy crunches "at least" 50 a day <BR> <BR> If you worked out or you didn't work out... <BR> we would like to be there to encouragae you. <BR> <BR> GOOD LUCK EVERYONE... <BR> LOOKING FORWARD TO HEARING FROM EVERYONE TOMORROW.... <BR> Fri, 2 Feb 2007 13:16:02 EST Newbie from IL I stumbled across this group and was so glad to find a group of LDS people. I hope to get a lot of motivation from you and also in turn be able to provide motivation! Fri, 26 Jan 2007 09:57:04 EST What counts as cardo? Does weight lifting count toward cardo time? <BR> <em>34</em> <BR> Or is it consider weight training? <BR> I'm confussed <em>24</em> Sun, 21 Jan 2007 23:43:36 EST February Challenge Any idea's for a February challenge... <BR> <BR> My vote: <BR> 100 tummy crunches a day...on a balance ball... <BR> AT LEAST....30 min of cardo 4-5 days a week <BR> <BR> <em>9</em> Sat, 20 Jan 2007 20:28:15 EST WELCOME Welcome to all the new team members. Glad to see ya. <em>235</em> Mon, 15 Jan 2007 15:27:11 EST no time like the present! Folks... today is the day. Now is the time. Let's all focus on our goals... let's do what ever is needed to be fit. It will help our children, our siblings, and our friends. <BR> <BR> If we have been slacking a bit, right now is a great time to rededicated ourselves... do it for yourself, for our spouse, for your kids, siblings, friends... whoever... but let's do it! <em>104</em> Thu, 4 Jan 2007 16:12:20 EST posts Iwould like to hear from you. Are you on your way to your goals? <em>195</em> Fri, 29 Dec 2006 08:39:08 EST Hello Hi: <BR> I am glad I found you. Hope to have long and lasting <BR> frinedship with you. As I have with Heaavenly father. <BR> <BR> I would llike to see our points climb. Also would like to hear from you. Wed, 20 Dec 2006 13:44:12 EST