SparkPeople Stopping Cortisol Before It Starts! Team Messageboard Over-Production Of The Stress Hormone Cortisol Causes Belly Fat, The Most Dangerous Fat. This is Caused by Anxiety, Fear & Stress. Let's Stop Cortisol Before It Starts! SparkPeople Stopping Cortisol Before It Starts! Team Messageboard Suggestions On How To Deal With The Winter Blues Wear t-shirts &amp; shorts inside your home when doing house cleaning in the middle of winter. The summer clothes, warm inside temperature is going to make you think of Spring! Hold on! Sat, 18 Aug 2018 12:42:57 EST Quotes, Photos, Jokes For A Good Belly Laugh! This is how I spent my past 2 to 3 days!!!!! (however mostly on my knees!) <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sat, 18 Aug 2018 12:37:20 EST Emoticon If You Got In 10 Minutes Of Activity <em>381</em> Sat, 18 Aug 2018 12:29:49 EST Daily Discussion I hope you like what I have done with this team. I have kind-of remodeled a bit! <BR> <BR> Leave me some posts, comments, or messages! <BR> <BR> Let's go team! Sat, 18 Aug 2018 12:24:32 EST What Did You Struggle With Today? Holding it all in is so unhealthy. I often find that I have no one to turn to when I need to vent. Usually, what I have to say would be spread around. I do not like to complain all of the time, but when I do, I find I turn to on-line friends for advice, often feeling like I am a pet peeve, though. <BR> <BR> Let's be there for one another, OK? Let's take time-out for one another. We might be the only sun someone sees in a day. Remember what causes cortisol? Anxiety, Fear and Stress. I... Sat, 18 Aug 2018 12:14:04 EST February...28 Days to a Healthier Heart <img src=""> <BR> <BR> February may be a month for romance, but it's also a time for you to focus on loving yourself- and your heart. During National Heart Month,we'll help you focus on one small thing that you can do each day to lower your risk of heart disease and improve your quality of life. Share this <BR> valentine with your friends and loved ones to show them how much you care! Mon, 5 Feb 2018 07:32:45 EST Brag About Coupons, Clearance and Discounts Here You CAN afford to eat healthy. All it takes is a "part-time" job called clipping coupons, watching for sales, buying on clearance and careful shopping at Dollar stores. <BR> <BR> You CAN afford to have nice workout clothes. Shop at thrift stores. Go to department store clearance racks. <BR> <BR> When you have done this, brag about it here! Don't be ashamed! Thu, 25 Jan 2018 14:40:06 EST Summer 2018 Challenge: 10 Pounds Pick A Habit For this challenge, pick 1 habit that you will stick to every day for losing weight by Summer 2018. These habits will be baby steps to lose 10 whole pounds by Summer 2018. <BR> <BR> Check your weight whenever you have a moment. No stress or pressure. <BR> <BR> I choose the habit of drinking 80 ounces of water a day. <BR> <BR> What will you choose? <BR> <BR> I am so excited! <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> Thu, 25 Jan 2018 14:32:22 EST Do You Have Your Pedometer On Today? You can also be included if you have a Fitbit and other tracking devices. Thu, 25 Jan 2018 14:24:54 EST Name YOUR Favorite Diet and/or Lifestyle I grew up on the Mediterranean diet. I attempt every diet that comes out (well, almost every diet) and always return to my roots. <BR> <BR> Thu, 25 Jan 2018 14:22:16 EST Recipe-A-Thon Candied Kielbasa in the Crockpot <BR> <BR> kielbasa cut into coin-size pieces <BR> To taste, brown sugar, ketchup and horseradish. <BR> Mix and well-coat kielbasa. <BR> <BR> Cook on HIGH 3 hours. <BR> <BR> Serve with toothpicks! <BR> <BR> Voila! <BR> <BR> A super Super Bowl Snack! Thu, 25 Jan 2018 14:17:56 EST Name Something Unique About You When I was younger, I weighed 94 pounds. <BR> <BR> <em>24</em> Thu, 25 Jan 2018 14:09:08 EST Why Did You Join This Team? I have over-production of cortisol, a stress hormone, caused by fear, anxiety and stress, making belly fat, which is the most dangerous fat. <BR> <BR> <em>24</em> Thu, 25 Jan 2018 14:06:23 EST Inspiring and Motivating Thoughts <img src=""> Thu, 25 Jan 2018 14:03:55 EST Emoticon If You Got In 10 Minutes Of Activity Every day, emoticon if you got in atleast 10 minutes of activity. Like SparkGuy says, even 10 minutes a day makes a difference! <BR> <BR> Thu, 25 Jan 2018 14:00:06 EST Venting, Complaining, etc. I get so exhausted after doing articles... (I am a freelance writer). <BR> <BR> I wear a pedometer around the house day and night and I tell myself I will log in my activity before midnight. Well, I end up crashing in bed. <BR> <BR> After articles, I do side hustling which is also a factor. <BR> <BR> Today, I forced myself to do Sparkpeople. All of you various members keep me motivated! <BR> <BR> <em>304</em> <em>252</em> <BR> <BR> Thu, 25 Jan 2018 13:54:48 EST Emoticon How You Are Feeling Today <em>252</em> Thu, 25 Jan 2018 13:50:08 EST Get A Waist Discussion While growing up, I had well water. When I would go into the city, I would grab a glass of city water. City people claimed it had too much chlorine. I thought it was delicious. <BR> <BR> Bottled water was not invented yet. <BR> <BR> Eventually, bottled water came out. <BR> <BR> I still was too stubborn to buy it thinking diet soda was better. <BR> <BR> Now, I am away from home, much later. <BR> <BR> When I began to drink bottled water, I thought the concept was insane. Buy water? <... Thu, 25 Jan 2018 13:49:19 EST 2 Positives for Today Post 2 positive things that you did or happened to you today. Fri, 7 Apr 2017 21:28:27 EST A message from CAROLSMOM1... I could not find a thread to post this, hence this Spark mail. <BR> <BR> WARNING! A new phone scam is making the rounds: "Can you hear me?" Getting you to say Yes. DO NOT ANSWER, HANG UP! <BR> <BR> Calls coming in on your caller ID that you don't recognize, let them go to your answering machine or service. So many email and phone scams coming in now, if the email looks odd, delete it! If the number on your caller ID is not familiar or says Anonymous, do not answer. Let it go to your answe... Sat, 28 Jan 2017 13:07:25 EST Get Fit with Exercise Snacking... Get Fit with Exercise Snacking <BR> By arosenberg <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Have you heard the latest? Snacking is good for you. Not food snacking—exercise snacking. Researchers in New Zealand recently conducted a study that showed that multiple, brief portions of exercise in a single day—“exercise snacks,” the researchers dubbed them—may control blood sugar better than a single, continuous workout. The... Thu, 5 Jan 2017 08:59:51 EST Bed Exercises... These are some exercises that you can do first thing in the morning before you even get out of bed. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Tue, 3 Jan 2017 17:29:54 EST no changes No changes here, I stayed the same. At least I didn't go up Mon, 2 Jan 2017 21:56:17 EST JAN. .....GOODIES FOR TEAM MINUTES CHALLENGE Come in and join us on a daily minute challenge. If you can't do it daily, pick a day of the week that you can add your exercise minutes to this challenge. <BR> <BR> Here is what the format will look like. <BR> <BR> Example: <BR> <BR> My Exercise Minutes: 20 <BR> <BR> Team Total Minutes: 20 <BR> <BR> <BR> You add your exercise minutes to the TEAM TOTAL MINUTES. For all who participate, goodies will be coming your way for a job well done. Let's see how many minutes we can accumulate du... Wed, 28 Dec 2016 18:30:28 EST Did you track your Nutrition /Exercise Today? <em>224</em> Wed, 28 Dec 2016 16:51:11 EST How To Check if You're Overweight... How to check if you’re overweight <BR> <BR> By the Healthy Food Guide team <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> The fat stored around your internal organs is the dangerous kind. Here’s how to check if you could be at risk <BR> <BR> A QUICK INDICATOR that you may be overweight is your body mass index (BMI) But your waist circumference is generally considered to be a better measure of your risk of health problem... Fri, 9 Dec 2016 08:22:10 EST Why Your Waist Measurement Matters... <BR> <BR> Why your waist measurement matters <BR> <BR> By the Healthy Food Guide team <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Carrying weight around your belly is a health risk. Find out why your waist measurement has overtaken BMI (body mass index) as the vital statistic <BR> <BR> Expert opinion has moved on from BMI (although it remains a useful general guide). HFG expert and chair of the National Obesi... Fri, 9 Dec 2016 08:19:33 EST Everyone can use a hug... <em>247</em> Mon, 5 Dec 2016 10:33:27 EST A-Z...Cities or Towns A- Abbotsford, B.C. Mon, 5 Dec 2016 10:32:35 EST Emoticon ...Where the birds fly. <em>586</em> Mon, 5 Dec 2016 10:31:43 EST WooHoo to drinking water today. <em>244</em> <em>91</em> Mon, 5 Dec 2016 10:29:58 EST What Exercise Did You Do Today... Not much in REAL exercise today. Pack up the truck and heading back home from a short visit with family members out of town. Lots of snow, so don't know how far we will get. <em>425</em> <em>40</em> Mon, 5 Dec 2016 10:21:19 EST Say Hi To Your Team Mates.... <em>213</em> Mon, 5 Dec 2016 10:17:23 EST Inspirational quotes...come share <img src=""> Mon, 5 Dec 2016 10:06:57 EST QUESTION OF THE DAY.....?????? <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> What is one weight loss goal that you would like to accomplish prior to Christmas Day? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> FOR ME....Hopefully loose a couple of more pounds and increase my exercise activitiy. Mon, 5 Dec 2016 10:01:19 EST Weekly Measure Up...Did You Beat The Bulge? The larger your waistband, the greater the risk to your well being. Make 2017 the year you beat the bulge… for good <BR> <BR> Need to lose weight? Step away from the scales and grab a tape measure. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Your waist is a better measure of your health than your body mass index (BMI). ‘It’s a fact that shedding excess inches from your waistline can reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease... Mon, 5 Dec 2016 09:44:26 EST