SparkPeople SP Class of August 24-30, 2014 Team Messageboard This team is for all members who joined SparkPeople from August 24-30, 2014. Welcome! SparkPeople SP Class of August 24-30, 2014 Team Messageboard Trying this again... Hello I am going to try this again. My goal is to become more fit and healthy for the long haul. I have already started working out, watching portion sizes, and using Whey Protein with milk. Fri, 17 Mar 2017 12:03:26 EST August 2015 Chit Chat So how is everyone? I'm Cassie, your new team leader. I'm excited to get to know all of you! Tue, 4 Aug 2015 11:02:03 EST June 2015 Chit Chat Wishing everyone a GREAT June !!! Sun, 31 May 2015 09:35:46 EST May 2015 Chit Chat I hope you all have a successful May !!! Set short term goals if it helps you!!! Fri, 1 May 2015 17:33:30 EST March Chit Chat 2015 I'm sorry to be late in posting a new thread. I have been on vacation and have a guest at my home. I have not been on Spark much in the last couple of weeks. I hope all is well with everyone !!! Thu, 12 Mar 2015 10:11:29 EST February 2015 Chit Chat I wish you all a healthy and happy February !!! Tue, 3 Feb 2015 06:59:58 EST January 2015 Share with the team HAPPY NEW YEAR TEAM !!!! I hope you are all doing well. I just finished a 5K on my treadmill. I MUST get back on my program before our vacation that is coming up soon. Fri, 2 Jan 2015 11:49:10 EST November 2014 chit chat Good morning team!! I hope you are all doing well. Welcome to November. Can you believe the holidays are fast approaching? Start to make you plans now on how you will stay on a healthy track through the end of the year. <BR> <BR> Have a GREAT day!!! Wed, 5 Nov 2014 07:17:59 EST November Challenge(s) Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> This month's challenge is a little different than the ones before as there are multiple challenges this time. <BR> <BR> But, the object is to do the first one only once. You can of course do everything as many times as you like, but I thought we could have an easy thing this month since there are two major holidays coming up and life will be stressful and challenging enough on its own! <BR> <BR> The subsequent challenge is for every day. <BR> <BR> 1 - Pumpkin pie... Sun, 2 Nov 2014 22:23:38 EST Favorite/Go-To Snack? We all need a snack every now and then; something to get us through the last couple hours of work, or something to energize us for our upcoming workout. <BR> <BR> What is your favorite go-to snack? Is it something you make yourself or something you grab while you're grocery shopping? <BR> <BR> Sun, 19 Oct 2014 15:02:12 EST October Nearly-M d-Month! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Taking baby steps towards the big picture with health and weight loss is important. Being too gung ho in the beginning can be great, but when a plateau is eventually reached it can be discouraging. <BR> <BR> Small changes here and there, over time can increase your chances of being successful at getting -and staying- healthy. <BR> <BR> So for the rest of October (and hopefully beyond <em>100</em> ) try taking a couple of baby steps with your dietary habits eac... Fri, 10 Oct 2014 23:43:26 EST Hi I'm back ,,, I need to lose weight for a total hip replacement surgery but can't get any video or exercise to help. I'm walking with a cane .. So my spirit is really low.... I need something to do during the winter months to stay positive. I need exercise and food advice of what would help me. Just thought maybe someone out there went through something like this and has advice for me ... Thank you :)) <BR> Selena Wed, 8 Oct 2014 11:57:18 EST October 2014 Chit Chat I hope you are all doing well. This thread is for talking about anything you need or want to talk about. <BR> <BR> Sun, 5 Oct 2014 09:33:16 EST October's Challenge to Ring in the Fall Good evening, Class <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> As the weather turns cooler, it can be harder and harder to get outside to exercise. When the snow starts flying it can be difficult just to get out the front door to get to the gym! <BR> <BR> The challenge this month is for all of us to find 15 minutes (minimum) in our busy days in which to be active. <BR> Whether it's stretching, resistance bands. Pilates, Yoga, Zumba, Tae Bo or Jazzercise. <BR> <BR> 15 minutes = 1% of your entire day <... Thu, 2 Oct 2014 22:14:37 EST ABC's of Healthy Living <em>414</em> <BR> <BR> Good morning everyone. I thought it would be fun to start a little ABC game to give September a send off! (Also to give me time to hash out my nefarious plans for an October challenge <em>18</em> ) <BR> <BR> A is for ACTIVITY (getting up and moving around!) <BR> <BR> <em>201</em> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:06:07 EST September Mid-Month Challenge! <em>524</em> <BR> <BR> Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I thought that since we are all new to Spark People or haven't been members of Spark People for a long time, that it might be fun to do a short, two week challenge to close out September. <BR> <BR> The object of the challenge is to familiarize ourselves with the Recipe feature of Spark People. <BR> <BR> The "Today on Spark People" tab contains links to Recipe of the Day, Editor's Choice, and <link> </link> <BR> ... Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:09:03 EST This is the Autumn that I am finally going to.... <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> ...learn to make chili. <BR> <BR> <BR> I have eaten so many good chili recipes that I feel like it's time to finally find my own... or see if I can find my late father's recipe in all his papers hehe. <BR> <BR> Fill in the blank with your own thoughts. <BR> What will be the thing you do this Fall? <BR> <BR> <em>414</em> <BR> <em>201</em> Wed, 17 Sep 2014 20:48:32 EST Tired of being over weight I am 54 and decided all the attempts I have made to lose weight on my own were not working since I have had my thyroid killed with radio active iodine. I lost all the energy I had before I decided to go to a weight loss Dr to try and get back to a healthier weight. He has us log everything on spark people I am hoping for a long term weight loss. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:52:06 EST give up I'm willing to give up breads pastas and noodles to work out 5 days a week for 60 minutes Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:39:13 EST Finding My Spark Farvorites So I saved some workouts and it took me to a My Favorites page, but now I can't seem to find the page that has my favorites. I have this feeling it's just something I'm overlooking, but can anyone help me find this page? <em>146</em> Wed, 10 Sep 2014 08:55:40 EST Hello I'm Judy from CA. it's good to be on your team. Mon, 1 Sep 2014 13:15:39 EST Greetings from Maine Hey, I am Carie and I am 42 and on my gazillionith time of trying to get off the weight. I have lost weight in the past but struggle always to stick with it, as I have an "all or nothing" mindset that needs to go along with each lb. I am currently partaking in CrossFit, love to hike and bike but find that the above "all or nothing mindset" prevents me from sticking with these activities I love. <BR> <BR> I love animals and am bipetual (two cats and two dogs) and love living in the beautiful ... Mon, 1 Sep 2014 08:34:51 EST Cathy, me, needs motivation. I have lost 120 ponds about 5 yrs ago. But I put back on 30 of those pounds and can't get motivating to taking it off. I am afraid 30 will turn into a 100. Sun, 31 Aug 2014 20:04:51 EST Greetings! Hi guys and gals! My name is Nina and I'm coming to you from the great state of NC. This isn't my first time on sparkpeople just one of my numerous attempts at getting healthy and beating obesity. I've done quite well in the last two years losing 50+ pounds and achieving one of my goals of participating in a 5K race. I now want to continue on after a major setback of losing my mother a couple months ago and finish what I started by changing my life. Can't wait to meet everyone and glean from ... Sun, 31 Aug 2014 17:03:50 EST what I will give up for 30 days Im going to give up baking sweets for 30 days. I love to bake and if I do bake I will find healthy recipes. Sun, 31 Aug 2014 13:36:54 EST Hi Everyone I'm 57 and just got back from my yearly checkup. I really need to get serious about losing 23 pounds and watching my carbs! Looking forward to meeting you all. I'm using the food tracker and fitness tracker a lot. It seems that if I log it in I'm not as temped to cheat <em>213</em> Sun, 31 Aug 2014 11:22:11 EST Erin So excited to get started! Long term goals are to lose 100 pounds and run a 5k. I earned my 2nd degree Black Belt before I had my daughter and want to get back to that fitness level. Sun, 31 Aug 2014 01:24:47 EST Starting something new Hi. My name is Michelle and my Dr. recommended this site to me. I'm needing some support in losing my last 55 pounds and hoping that I could make new friends. The best time for me to do my workouts are in the evenings. Sat, 30 Aug 2014 13:18:53 EST Hey everyone! Starting again, but way more motivated this time. <BR> <BR> Goal: 50 by 50 on 8/22/2015 <BR> <BR> Looking forward to running this journey with you all!!! Sat, 30 Aug 2014 01:03:51 EST Hello! My name is Stephanie and I'm 37 years old. I came across SP while looking for diet and fitness information. I'm no stranger to the dieting game and my weight has fluctuated for years. My goal nowadays is to lose 65 pounds and keep it off!! Any advice is welcome and appreciated! It's nice to meet everyone! Fri, 29 Aug 2014 23:09:01 EST Grettings all Hello, <BR> <BR> This is my 2nd time joining SP. I am so excited! Last time I used SP was when I was in the Army. <BR> <BR> I am really looking for some friends who will come along side me, and I them, in this health journey Fri, 29 Aug 2014 06:20:34 EST Hello all! I'm Mandee. 32 years old, very obese, and type II diabetic. I love horseback riding. Trying to become more active after a few bad life events. I figured the one thing I have control over is my activity level right now. I'm not perfect and there's some days I just mentally don't feel motivated enough to get out of my chair. I'm starting slow because of some old riding injuries and a bad knee that 3 doctors said they can't do anything about until I'm 55... My current step goal is 7000 steps. I ... Fri, 29 Aug 2014 01:23:54 EST Hi from the new girl! Hey everyone! I'm Lizz and I'm new...ish... I've been on spark people before, but haven't used it to its full advantage. So here I am! I really wanna do it this time (how many times have we've said that before?!) I'm down 20lbs from my highest ever and have another 70ish to go. I'm a great supporter, I just have a hard time accepting help, so i'm here, determined to let others help me. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 22:09:10 EST Hello! I'm proud to say I've made it to 40 and apparently I'm the oldest one in my class team. I know that makes my road quite a bit harder (due to slower metabolism supposedly), but I'm here to give it my best shot!! I guess I was a bit of an over achiever and put on more than 15 lbs for the "freshman 15" and it just started climbing from there and got worse once I had my daughters. My girls are to old to say I still have some "baby weight" to lose since my youngest is 6 now so it's just time I ta... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 22:04:45 EST Pattyfay40 I would like to join a message board of people on the South Beach Diet for moral support and tips on what to eat. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:30:06 EST Hello Everyone!! I am ready to do this :) Hello All!! My name is Donna & I am 45 years old. I want to lose at least 20 lbs (25 is even better) and get in shape. Getting rid of my yucky little belly would be nice. I get tired of changing my clothes ten times every morning before work. Does anyone else do that?? I joined a gym a few weeks ago and joined Spark to get support & encouragement as well as be a support to everyone out there. As many of you my age know, my metabolism is soo slow which makes it hard to stay motivated when I ... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 10:01:59 EST HELLO, My name is Lottie I am a 47 year old Mim-ma of a 3 yr old beautiful granddaughter, and a mother of 25 yr old daughter, I really need support, so hopefully I will get it here on this site. I am moving back to Texas soon, sometime in October or soon after, I would love to lose quite a bit of weight, I want to be a "SEXY Mim-Ma" hehe..seriously, I DO. I want my fiance to be proud to be with me ( he is, but I want him to be OVERLY PROUD. ) <BR> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 20:40:33 EST Didn't figure this bit out Hi, I joined yesterday and there is so much information and interesting elements to this site that I didn't figure out how to post on this bit till just now - hope I have done it correctly. <BR> <BR> My name is Lesley and I am 40, from Yorkshire in the UK. So many people on this site seem to be from the USA and I was wondering if there are any other UK members out there. I am interested in loosing weight to become a healthier and fitter version of myself. I love my 2 daughters, lovely hub... Mon, 25 Aug 2014 03:33:06 EST I need support in mississauga Hi I just joined Sp and am a little nervous. I am a single mother that needs to start taking care of my health. I am really lazy and a stubborn person that needs motivation. I just moved to burnamthrope and Winston Churchill. I desperately need a buddy to work with please. thanks Sun, 24 Aug 2014 05:21:11 EST August/ September 2014 Chit Chat Use this thread to report to the team how you are doing or whatever you want to say. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:27:13 EST Say it with and Emoticon..... <em>235</em> to the team !!!! Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:25:04 EST Today I'm thankful for ...... Name something you are thankful for today. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:23:40 EST Challenge: I will give up ___ for 30 days. Sept What will you give up for 30 days for the month of September 2014. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:21:19 EST Challenge: Eat at least one friut per day Did you eat at least one piece of fruit today? What was it? Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:19:13 EST Name an old TV show The Andy Griffith Show Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:17:17 EST Healthy Foods A-Z Name a healthy Food starting with the next letter of the alphabet. <BR> <BR> Apple Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:16:05 EST