SparkPeople 2019 Spring 5% Challenge Community Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=70553 Race to Fascinating Places - 8 Weeks this Spring. Join a supportive team and let's have fun as we lose 5% of our weight, make new friends and improve our health! Start date to be announced. SparkPeople 2019 Spring 5% Challenge Community Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=70553 Week #6 Challenge Results http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34063x70553x71931412 <em>227</em> <em>227</em> Please do not post here! this topic is the Results only. Please post your cheers and well wishes to the following link. <em>304</em> <BR> <link>https://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/<BR>team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7<BR>0553x71184429 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>636</em> Challenge 6 Whistler, Canada 7856 Mi. &amp; 10 Min of Movement and Freggies <em>636</em> <BR> <em>535</em> Air Miles <BR> 15,820 A TEAM <BR> 15,419 ROWDY REBELS <BR> 15,239 ... Tue, 16 Jul 2019 11:29:14 EST Week #5 Challenge Results http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34063x70553x71931399 <em>227</em> <em>227</em> Please do not post here! this topic is the Results only. Please post your cheers and well wishes to the following link. <em>304</em> <BR> <link>https://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/<BR>team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7<BR>0553x71184429 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>676</em> Challenge 5 Sydney, Australia 4566 Mi. &amp; Freggies and No Junk Food <em>676</em> <BR> <em>535</em> Air Miles <BR> 16,553 SPIRITED UNDERDOGS <BR> 16,164 A TEAM <BR> 15,26... Tue, 16 Jul 2019 11:25:30 EST Challenge 8 San Marino 6,105 Miles & New Habit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34063x70553x71606815 This is for information only. PLEASE POST YOUR RESULTS ON YOUR CHALLENGE TEAM PAGE. And post questions and comments on the discussion thread. Thanks! <BR> <em>432</em> Challenge #8 Saturday, May 25 - Friday, May 31 <em>432</em> <BR> <em>535</em> DESTINATION - San Marino 6,105 Miles - Healthy New Habit &amp; Get Outdoors <BR> <BR> The challenge begins Saturday morning. Exercise &amp; Healthy New Habit &amp; Get Outdoors done prior to SATURDAY DOES NOT COUNT!!!!! <BR> <BR> Buongiorno! W... Thu, 23 May 2019 12:51:08 EST Slay Both LTGL's, at the same time http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=33995x70553x71588248 Whether it's a leisurely walk, a brisk walk, or a jog. If it's gardening or playing in the park, (one of my favorites is to swing on the swings in the park where I played as a child), getting outside with our movement gets us on track for slaying both LTGL activities this week. <BR> <BR> I expect LTGL numbers to be high for all teams this week. 10 minutes isn't much, even if you have to do a minute at a time, but, 10 minutes can make all the difference. <em>381</em> Mon, 20 May 2019 10:42:08 EST Challenge 7 Okinawa Japan 5653 Mi & Get Outdoors http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34063x70553x71564811 This is for information only. PLEASE POST YOUR RESULTS ON YOUR CHALLENGE TEAM PAGE. And post questions and comments on the discussion thread. Thanks! <BR> <em>432</em> Challenge #7 Saturday, May 18 - Friday, May 24 <em>432</em> <BR> <em>535</em> DESTINATION - Okinawa, Japan 5,653 Miles &amp; Get Outdoors &amp; Daily Movement <BR> <BR> The challenge begins Saturday morning. Exercise &amp; Get Outdoors &amp; Daily Movement done prior to SATURDAY DOES NOT COUNT!!!!! <BR> <BR> Welcome ab... Thu, 16 May 2019 13:02:58 EST Week #4 Challenge Results http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34063x70553x71544193 <em>227</em> <em>227</em> Please do not post here! this topic is the Results only. Please post your cheers and well wishes to the following link. <em>304</em> <BR> <link>https://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/<BR>team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7<BR>0553x71184429 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>737</em> Challenge 4 Hong Kong 5,995 Mi. &amp; No Junk Food <em>737</em> <BR> <em>276</em> <em>536</em> Air Miles <BR> 16,876 SPIRITED UNDERDOGS <BR> 16,607 ROWDY REBELS <BR> 15,8... Mon, 13 May 2019 09:32:07 EST Challenge 6 Whistler Canada 7856 Mi -Get Up & Move http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34063x70553x71521485 This is for information only. PLEASE POST YOUR RESULTS ON YOUR CHALLENGE TEAM PAGE. And post questions and comments on the discussion thread. Thanks! <BR> <em>432</em> Challenge #6 Saturday, May 11 - Friday, May 17 <em>432</em> <BR> <em>535</em> DESTINATION - Whistler, Canada 7,856 Miles - Get Moving &amp; Freggies <BR> <BR> The challenge begins Saturday morning. Exercise &amp; Get Moving &amp; Freggies done prior to SATURDAY DOES NOT COUNT!!!!! <BR> <BR> Our next Blue Zone is Canada... Thu, 9 May 2019 14:10:37 EST Freggies! Ya Gotta Love Em! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=33995x70553x71499718 That brief span of a mere second between 11:59 PM 5/3, and 12:00 AM 5/4, is exactly the halfway point of this Spring Challenge. <BR> We are at the half, my Friends! <em>220</em> <BR> Is half the battle won? <em>104</em> <BR> Have you reached half your goals for this challenge? <em>248</em> <BR> Do you make half your plate Freggies? <em>190</em> <BR> I once had a client who's 3 year old refused to eat green beans until I covered them in a white creamy, (low fat), sauce. That chi... Mon, 6 May 2019 08:55:38 EST Week #3 Challenge Results http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34063x70553x71482689 <em>227</em> <em>227</em> Please do not post here! this topic is the Results only. Please post your cheers and well wishes to the following link. <em>304</em> <BR> <link>https://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/<BR>team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7<BR>0553x71184429 </link> <BR> <em>620</em> Challenge #3 - Sardinia, Italy (6414 miles), Label Reading and Nutrition Tracking <em>620</em> <BR> <BR> <em>535</em> Air Miles <em>536</em> <BR> 16,475 WALKERS <BR> 16,450 A ... Fri, 3 May 2019 14:33:38 EST Challenge 5 Sydney Australia 4566 Mi & Freggies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34063x70553x71477748 This is for information only. PLEASE POST YOUR RESULTS ON YOUR CHALLENGE TEAM PAGE. And post questions and comments on the discussion thread. Thanks! <BR> <em>432</em> Challenge #5 Saturday, May 4 - Friday, May 10 <em>432</em> <BR> <em>535</em> DESTINATION - Sydney, Australia 4,566 Miles - Freggies &amp; No Junk Food <BR> <BR> The challenge begins Saturday morning. Exercise &amp; Freggies &amp; No Junk Food done prior to SATURDAY DOES NOT COUNT!!!!! <BR> <BR> Welcome aboard Qantas A... Thu, 2 May 2019 20:25:24 EST Overall Weigh In Results http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34063x70553x71471584 Here are the overall weigh in results for Week One. We lost a total of 446.20 pounds or 5.98%. Remember that these numbers are adjusted for those team members that are in maintenance.. <BR> <BR> SPIRITED UNDERDOGS lost 53.90 pounds, -.70% <BR> FIRECRACKERS lost 45.30 pounds, -.62% <BR> WRJ&amp;Gs lost 44.90 pounds, -.61% <BR> STARFISH lost 39.10 pounds, -.52% <BR> A TEAM lost 37.15 pounds, -.47% <BR> CHAMPIONS lost 33.20 pounds, -.45% <BR> ROWDY REBELS lost 31.90 pounds, -.45% <BR> CLOVER... Wed, 1 May 2019 22:17:29 EST Is it Junk Food? Or Not? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=33995x70553x71467576 My favorite quote from this week's challenge details written by our awesome Challenge Creator, KALISWALKER is, <BR> <em>38</em> "If you have to ask is this junk food it probably is!" <BR> Someone asked, "Is a Fiber One Brownie considered junk food"? How much nutritional value does that brownie have? If it has nutritional value what is the source of that nutrition? I bought those brownies before, once. I was dumbstruck when I found one in the back of my cupboard that had to be at least 6 ... Wed, 1 May 2019 10:12:29 EST Week #2 Challenge Results http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34063x70553x71436689 <em>227</em> <em>227</em> Please do not post here! this topic is the Results only. Please post your cheers and well wishes to the following link. <em>304</em> <BR> <link>https://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/<BR>team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7<BR>0553x71184429 </link> <BR> <em>641</em> Challenge #2 - Singapore (5478 miles), Nutrition Tracking and Water <em>641</em> <BR> <BR> <em>535</em> Air Miles <em>536</em> <BR> 17,907 SPIRITED UNDERDOGS <BR> 17,453 WALKER... Fri, 26 Apr 2019 13:31:17 EST Challenge 4 Hong Kong 5,995 Miles & No Junk Food http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34063x70553x71429845 This is for information only. PLEASE POST YOUR RESULTS ON YOUR CHALLENGE TEAM PAGE. And post questions and comments on the discussion thread. Thanks! <BR> <em>432</em> Challenge #4 Saturday, April 27 - Friday, May 3 <em>432</em> <BR> <em>535</em> DESTINATION - Hong Kong 5,995 Miles - No Junk Food &amp; Read Labels <BR> <BR> The challenge begins Saturday morning. Exercise &amp; No Junk Food &amp; Read Labels done prior to SATURDAY DOES NOT COUNT!!!!! <BR> <BR> Lei ho (hello) and welc... Thu, 25 Apr 2019 11:28:18 EST Label Reading! It's a Jumble of Words! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=33995x70553x71415736 Before I retired I worked for Penn State Extension as a Nutrition Educator to families with limited resources. It was such a fun and fulfilling job that it hardly seemed like work. When asked which lesson was most helpful to them, more often than not, clients were quick to say label reading. <BR> <BR> I would meet clients at their grocery store and teach them how to get the best nutrition for their food dollar. A large part of the time in the store was spent reading labels. <BR> <BR> Learn... Tue, 23 Apr 2019 09:05:15 EST Challenge 3 Sardinia, Italy 6414 Mi & Read Labels http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34063x70553x71388634 This is for information only. PLEASE POST YOUR RESULTS ON YOUR CHALLENGE TEAM PAGE. And post questions and comments on the discussion thread. Thanks! <BR> <em>432</em> Challenge #3 Saturday, April 20 - Friday, April 26 <em>432</em> <BR> <em>535</em> DESTINATION - Sardinia, Italy 6,414 Miles - Read Labels &amp; Nutrition Tracking <BR> <BR> The challenge begins Saturday morning. Exercise &amp; Read Labels &amp; Nutrition Tracking done prior to SATURDAY DOES NOT COUNT!!!!! <BR> <BR> B... Thu, 18 Apr 2019 19:10:45 EST Week #1 Challenge Results http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34063x70553x71375895 <em>227</em> <em>227</em> Please do not post here! this topic is the Results only. Please post your cheers and well wishes to the following link. <em>304</em> <BR> <link>https://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/<BR>team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7<BR>0553x71184429 </link> <BR> <em>647</em> Challenge #1 - Ikaria, Greece (6882 miles), Water <em>647</em> <BR> <BR> <em>535</em> Air Miles <em>536</em> <BR> 18,123 SPIRITED UNDERDOGS <BR> 17,140 WALKERS <BR> 16,760 ROWD... Tue, 16 Apr 2019 19:59:19 EST In Pursuit of Nutrition Tracking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=33995x70553x71366404 Midway into week 2, how are you doing with Nutrition Tracking? <BR> <BR> Tracking the foods we eat has been mentioned by challenge members as the most important habit to help them lose pounds. Whether you use the Spark Tracker or some other method, there is something motivating about seeing what you ate at the end of the day. <BR> <BR> For me, I’ve been tracking on paper since the early 90’s when I was a TOPS leader. Tracking on paper was part of my job when I worked for Penn State Extensi... Mon, 15 Apr 2019 09:49:39 EST Weekly Landing Bonus Information! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x70553x71344005 <em>213</em> Hello 2019 Spring 5% Challengers!!! <BR> <BR> <em>235</em> Welcome to the 2019 <em>126</em> Spring <em>126</em> 5% Challenge ~ our 2nd Challenge of 2019!!! <BR> <BR> The Overall Leadership Team hopes that you are enjoying your 'travel time' with your fellow team mates and we trust that you are having a GREAT Challenge ~ getting in some exercise and working the LTGL (Living The Good Life) portion(s) of the Challenge. <BR> <BR> We also hope that you are making the ... Thu, 11 Apr 2019 20:17:00 EST Challenge 2 Singapore 5478 Mi & Nutrition Tracking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34063x70553x71343580 This is for information only. PLEASE POST YOUR RESULTS ON YOUR CHALLENGE TEAM PAGE. And post questions and comments on the discussion thread. Thanks! <BR> <em>432</em> Challenge #2 Saturday, April 13 - Friday, April 19 <em>432</em> <BR> <em>535</em> DESTINATION - Singapore 5,478 Miles - Exercise &amp; Nutrition Tracking &amp; Water <BR> <BR> The challenge begins Saturday morning. Exercise &amp; Nutrition Tracking &amp; Water done prior to SATURDAY DOES NOT COUNT!!!!! <BR> <BR> Welc... Thu, 11 Apr 2019 18:36:10 EST Radar Report http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x70553x71320958 <em>227</em> <em>252</em> Please do not post here! This is the Radar Report where you can see the Flying Formation <em>536</em> <em>535</em> <BR> <em>215</em> <em>321</em> Please post cheers and well wishes to the Cheer Crew Thread! <BR> <link>sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_message<BR>board_thread.asp?board=0x70553x71184429 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>647</em> Challenge 1 Ikaria, Greece 6,882 Mi - Water <em>647</em> <BR> <BR> <em>536</em> <em>535</em> Air Miles <BR> 5,162 Spi... Mon, 8 Apr 2019 08:41:30 EST How Do You Take Your Water http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=33995x70553x71308366 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/18bd7241-e8d6-471a-9b5f-ed9bd175de62.jpg"> <BR> I have never liked drinking water and most of my life have had to force myself to drink more. It has become easier but it's not yet a habit. Please share your best tip for getting the water in> <BR> <BR> I went back to using a perfect 8 oz. glass. It doesn't look like so much so maybe I have trained my brain to think less is more. Sat, 6 Apr 2019 08:49:58 EST Challenge 1 Ikaria, Greece 6,882 Mi - Water http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34063x70553x71294716 <em>381</em> We've gathered from around the world for the Spring 5% Challenge. Fasten your seat belts, this first week may be a little bumpy. Please be sure to weigh yourself on Saturday, and count your glasses of water each day. If you are a little late in joining your team you will still be able to record this important information. OK ready for take off! <BR> <BR> This is for information only. PLEASE POST YOUR RESULTS ON YOUR CHALLENGE TEAM PAGE. And post questions and comments on the d... Thu, 4 Apr 2019 01:07:05 EST Spring 2019 Theme http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34063x70553x71285579 <em>303</em> A note for those who have NOT joined a team yet. Please check your Spark Mail for your invitation. If it's not there please send CERIUSLY a Spark Mail and let her know you don't have a team. <BR> <em>213</em> <em>235</em> I hope you are on your way to the airport soon. We take off on Saturday, April 6th! <BR> <BR> <em>67</em> <em>432</em> Please remember - Wherever we travel it’s a lovely summer day and we are physically fit and have ease of mobility. <BR> <BR> Note: ... Tue, 2 Apr 2019 16:24:00 EST 18 - Let's Get Some Momentum Going! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=33995x70553x71285280 Get started with your successful lifestyle changes by asking yourself what are you doing right already. <BR> <BR> For instance we can all take a bow because we joined the 2019 Spring 5% Challenge. <BR> <BR> Have fun with this. Think of the positives you have going or a ready to launch. <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> Tue, 2 Apr 2019 14:54:24 EST 17 - Are You Ready to Get Started Today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=33995x70553x71278108 It's a new month and the challenge starts this Saturday. But are you ready to start today to get a running start? Have you started your eating plan and have good foods on hand? Junk food gone? Are you launched in your exercise plan? Let's get going! <BR> <BR> We are in it to win it! <em>381</em> Mon, 1 Apr 2019 12:55:00 EST Display 5% Challenge Teams on My Spark Page? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x70553x71272216 Do not post here. This is important instruction for those that need help to show their private teams on their page. <em>304</em> <BR> <BR> **Each team will get bragging rights for each member who displays their 5% Challenge Community Team &amp; their Challenge Team icon on their page. <BR> <BR> Here is how you do it. <BR> <BR> Question - For some reason my Community Team and Challenge Team does not show up on my page. Is there anything I can do to add them? I know I'm on the team bec... Sun, 31 Mar 2019 17:08:19 EST 16 - Are You Prepared to Reach Your Goals? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=33995x70553x71265157 Anyone can set a goal, but it takes preparation, planning and motivation to see it through to the end. Are you on the path to success? Try this quiz. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/assessm<BR>ent_questions.asp?quizid=52 </link> <BR> <BR> Reminder - please do not start new topics. Only our Challenge Leaders start new topics. <BR> <BR> <em>304</em> <BR> <BR> Here is a link to all the Countdown Activities <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes<BR>sageboar... Sat, 30 Mar 2019 12:57:05 EST 15 - Your Challenge Team! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=33995x70553x71258670 By joining the 5% Challenge you are on your journey to better health. Invitations to the challenge teams are in Spark Mail. If you have not received yours by SATURDAY please let CERIUSLY know. <BR> <BR> NOTE - if your page is set to private your Spark Mail and invitation will be blocked. <BR> <BR> Now it's time to get to know your team mates and let the magic of camaraderie begin. It's easy to do. Read your challenge team page, see the topics, blogs and your team mates. <BR> <BR> Introdu... Fri, 29 Mar 2019 12:13:54 EST 14 - Light Your Fire! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=33995x70553x71252927 Motivational Quotes/Mantras <BR> <BR> Prepare yourself for success by having the words that will move you to action and keep you on track for the 8 Weeks of the 5% Challenge. <BR> <BR> What can you tell yourself every morning that will give you a sense of purpose for your day? <BR> <BR> What can you tell yourself when you are thinking of skipping a walk or a workout? <BR> <BR> Is there something you can tell yourself when you are reaching for that second helping or that cookie? <BR> <B... Thu, 28 Mar 2019 12:17:55 EST 13 - Before Picture http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=33995x70553x71245974 <em>192</em> <em>55</em> <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> We have done activities to help track our progress. Let's do one more for a Non-Scale Victory (NSV) - take a before picture this week and if you like you post it on your page. At the end of the challenge take another picture so you can see the difference 5% makes. Thinking of that future picture can help you visualize your success. <BR> <BR> Save the outfit so you can wear it in your AFTER picture! <BR> <BR> If you are catching up ... Wed, 27 Mar 2019 12:36:41 EST 12 - Know Your Numbers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=33995x70553x71240052 <em>189</em> It is important that you know your 5% Challenge goals. Please do the calculations and you can update when the challenge starts. <em>304</em> <BR> <BR> First day of the 5% Challenge: Saturday, April 6th weigh in (record weight on your team page) <BR> <BR> Last weigh in for the 5% Challenge: Saturday, June 1st <BR> <BR> A) How many pounds will you lose to achieve your 5% weight loss? <BR> <BR> To calculate your 5% (example): <BR> <BR> Current weight X .05 = ________ pou... Tue, 26 Mar 2019 13:24:39 EST 11 - Tracking Your Progress With Measurements http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=33995x70553x71233865 Body measurements can be a useful way to track your progress. Many times you'll see a loss of inches even if the scale isn't moving. These are important Non-Scale Victories (NSV). To ensure accuracy, measure in exactly the same place and under the same conditions each time. Here are some instructions and tips to help you. <BR> <BR> How to Take Body Measurements <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness<BR>_articles.asp?id=1281 </link> <BR> <BR> Then record your Measurements... Mon, 25 Mar 2019 12:42:47 EST 10 - FYI What Spark Defines as Exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=33995x70553x71225868 It might surprise you to know that playing Wii, playing an instrument, painting, heavy cleaning, playing with the kids, darts, acting, officiating at a sporting event are included! Look for things you may already be doing that you are not including in your exercise. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calorie<BR>s_burned_list.asp </link> <BR> <BR> Over 110 Cardio Workout Ideas - Limitless Options for Aerobic Exercise <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness<BR>_art... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 08:57:17 EST 9 - Strategize http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=33995x70553x71220981 Note - the 'Sorting Post on Top' button? Click it to 'Sorting First Post on Top' to make it easier to read the countdown activities. <BR> <BR> List your 3 reasons/excuses on why your lifestyle (diets and exercise) plans have not been well executed in the past. Write a strategy for each one to keep yourself on track for 8 weeks. Let's learn from our past behaviors and make this our best Challenge ever! <BR> <BR> What have you learned along the way that has really helped you? <BR> <BR> <e... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 11:15:36 EST 8 - Triggers & Red Light Foods http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=33995x70553x71215272 With Christmas looming this is a great topic. <BR> <BR> Time to figure out what triggers you to overeat, defined as eating and drinking more calories than you need, causing you to gain weight. <BR> <BR> For the purpose of this activity, a Trigger Food is defined as the one that gets you off course; you are not truly hungry yet you are eating and eating! A Trigger Situation is where you are, who you are with and what you are doing when this happens. Example – you are home alone, watching ... Fri, 22 Mar 2019 11:39:37 EST 7 - Motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=33995x70553x71209318 Note - the 'Sorting Post on Top' button? Click it to 'Sorting First Post on Top' to make it easier to read the countdown activities. <BR> <BR> Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going. - Jim Ryun <BR> <BR> Today's assignment is to list 10 reasons you want to lose weight. What do you want to change? How do you want to look? How do you want to feel? What things will you be able to do in the future with a slimmer healthier body? And list all the OTHER things that you... Thu, 21 Mar 2019 11:59:10 EST 6 - Win Tomorrow Check List http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=33995x70553x71203561 Plan for success - do your homework today so you succeed tomorrow. Take a few minutes today to make your lunch for tomorrow, update your schedule and do a few things so you have time to take care of yourself and don't feel rushed. If you do not already have a list/routine please use this one or make up your own. <BR> <BR> Prepare you own WIN tomorrow checklist to help you plan for success the next day. <BR> <BR> Get water bottles ready <BR> Have healthy snacks ready <BR> Plan 3 good meals ... Wed, 20 Mar 2019 13:17:30 EST 5 - Win Today Check List http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=33995x70553x71196417 With the change of season, it is easier to make lifestyle changes. Put some thought into your goals and plan to make it a happy and healthy season. Build good habits, you are worth it. Motivation is what get you started, habit is what keeps you going. <BR> <BR> Are you random on how you get things done? Does time get away from you and workouts are missed and meals are sketchy? Plan for a successful and productive week and get out of the time waster, bad habit rut. Your success is found ... Tue, 19 Mar 2019 11:07:38 EST 4 – Update Your Page http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=33995x70553x71189895 This is a fun activity, updating your Spark Page. This is your time to shine - tell us about yourself, add pictures of you, your hobbies, pets, etc. For new Sparkers this will really get you Sparking. <BR> <BR> When's the last time you updated your information? Please look at your Spark Page; time has a way of slipping by and goals, progress and even programs change. Will new teammates and team leaders get an accurate picture of who you are and where you're at? Feeling stuck in a rut or in ... Mon, 18 Mar 2019 11:31:19 EST fitbit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x70553x71185788 My daughter bought me a fitbit charge 3 for Christmas. I love it, it notify me if there is a mew post on here, tells me when to eat, tells me when to relax, records everything including heart rate and tells me when its time to wind down 1 hour before bed.oh and it's waterproof. <BR> I love it. Sun, 17 Mar 2019 19:30:35 EST 3 - Healthy Eating & Nutrition Plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=33995x70553x71184942 <em>249</em> 5% Challenge date to be announced <BR> <BR> Did you notice the 'Sorting Post on Top' button? Click it to 'Sorting First Post on Top' to make it easier to read the countdown activities and read comments in chronological order. <BR> <BR> It’s time to decide what diet you can follow for 8 weeks. Your diet will determine what you eat, how often and how much. There are many to choose from - Spark, South Beach, Weight Watchers, American Heart Association, Diabetes Diet, Dr. Oz, Ma... Sun, 17 Mar 2019 16:35:40 EST Cheer Crew http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x70553x71184429 <em>321</em> Post cheers and well wishes here! Please be supportive of all teams! <em>304</em> Sun, 17 Mar 2019 14:38:24 EST water http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x70553x71182883 Wow I drank so much water yesterday I think I was up all night just peeing. Sun, 17 Mar 2019 10:25:07 EST 2 - Exercise Plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=33995x70553x71179685 Take part in these Countdown Activities as they fit into your schedule. It will help you develop your personal action plan for success. You are off to a FRESH start and in the future you will join your team for an exciting 8 week Challenge. When you put thought into your desired actions and outcomes you are planning for success. Be ready Day 1 to put your plans in action, but you can start today! <BR> <BR> Make this challenge one you will remember as a turning point in your life, when you re... Sat, 16 Mar 2019 19:47:52 EST Sorry http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x70553x71173629 H everyone I am back, sorry I have been MIA but I have been sick, I am better now. The good thing about it is I kept off the weght. Fri, 15 Mar 2019 17:57:18 EST 1 - Information & Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=33995x70553x71172182 <em>229</em> &amp; <em>523</em> Welcome 5% Challengers new and returning. The countdown to the Challenge is so exciting as we gather together and get ready for take-off. Start date to be announced later this month. <BR> <BR> <em>304</em> We have 427 members now. If you are a blogger please mention the 2019 Spring 5% Challenge and invite your friends to join. You can use the 'Share This Post With Others' button under a blog too. This will help us recruit new members. This link is to our... Fri, 15 Mar 2019 12:38:53 EST Pick team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=33972x70553x71106658 Champions please Mon, 4 Mar 2019 23:08:54 EST Required Reading: Rules Summary http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x70553x71094862 <em>227</em> <em>303</em> Do not post here for any reason. This is a read-only post with a brief outline of the rules to stay active. <BR> <BR> Simplified outline of rules to stay active: <BR> <BR> 1) post points to the Weekly Living the Good Life Challenges <BR> 2) post your exercise minutes as often as possible <BR> 3) do Weekly Weigh-Ins. <BR> <BR> Please consider this before choosing to join the 5% Challenge and be ready to commit to this Challenge for 8 weeks. If you decide thi... Sun, 3 Mar 2019 08:08:48 EST Weight Warriors http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=33972x70553x71077849 We will do our best to honor your wishes but need to balance the number of people on our teams. Members are assigned in the order they sign up. <BR> <BR> No chatting here please! <em>304</em> Thu, 28 Feb 2019 12:08:16 EST Walkers, Runners, Joggers & Gadgeters http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=33972x70553x71077845 We will do our best to honor your wishes but need to balance the number of people on our teams. Members are assigned in the order they sign up. <BR> <BR> No chatting here please! <em>304</em> Thu, 28 Feb 2019 12:07:49 EST Teddy Bears http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=33972x70553x71077844 We will do our best to honor your wishes but need to balance the number of people on our teams. Members are assigned in the order they sign up. <BR> <BR> No chatting here please! <em>304</em> Thu, 28 Feb 2019 12:07:29 EST Starfish http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=33972x70553x71077843 We will do our best to honor your wishes but need to balance the number of people on our teams. Members are assigned in the order they sign up. <BR> <BR> No chatting here please! <em>304</em> Thu, 28 Feb 2019 12:07:07 EST Spirited Under Dawgs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=33972x70553x71077840 We will do our best to honor your wishes but need to balance the number of people on our teams. Members are assigned in the order they sign up. <BR> <BR> No chatting here please! <em>304</em> Thu, 28 Feb 2019 12:06:42 EST Shooting Stars http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=33972x70553x71077838 We will do our best to honor your wishes but need to balance the number of people on our teams. Members are assigned in the order they sign up. <BR> <BR> No chatting here please! <em>304</em> Thu, 28 Feb 2019 12:06:20 EST Rowdy Rebels http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=33972x70553x71077836 We will do our best to honor your wishes but need to balance the number of people on our teams. Members are assigned in the order they sign up. <BR> <BR> No chatting here please! <em>304</em> Thu, 28 Feb 2019 12:05:56 EST Firecrackers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=33972x70553x71077829 We will do our best to honor your wishes but need to balance the number of people on our teams. Members are assigned in the order they sign up. <BR> <BR> No chatting here please! <em>304</em> Thu, 28 Feb 2019 12:04:25 EST Determined Daisies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=33972x70553x71077823 We will do our best to honor your wishes but need to balance the number of people on our teams. Members are assigned in the order they sign up. <BR> <BR> No chatting here please! <em>304</em> Thu, 28 Feb 2019 12:03:28 EST Cloverleafs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=33972x70553x71077822 We will do our best to honor your wishes but need to balance the number of people on our teams. Members are assigned in the order they sign up. <BR> <BR> No chatting here please! <em>304</em> Thu, 28 Feb 2019 12:03:08 EST Champions in the Kitchen http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=33972x70553x71077820 We will do our best to honor your wishes but need to balance the number of people on our teams. Members are assigned in the order they sign up. <BR> <BR> No chatting here please! <em>304</em> Thu, 28 Feb 2019 12:02:43 EST Casual Travelers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=33972x70553x71077815 We will do our best to honor your wishes but need to balance the number of people on our teams. Members are assigned in the order they sign up. <BR> <BR> No chatting here please! <em>304</em> Thu, 28 Feb 2019 12:00:06 EST Awesome A Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=33972x70553x71077814 We will do our best to honor your wishes but need to balance the number of people on our teams. Members are assigned in the order they sign up. <BR> <BR> No chatting here please! <em>304</em> Thu, 28 Feb 2019 11:59:33 EST Any Team is Great! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=33972x70553x71077806 You are adventurous! <BR> <BR> No chatting here please! <em>304</em> Thu, 28 Feb 2019 11:57:56 EST READ How to Pick YOUR Team! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=33972x70553x71077779 Please follow this link to get on a team. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes<BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=33972x70553<BR>x71243044 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>303</em> PLEASE DO NOT start new topics to keep it easy for everyone to find information about the challenge. Only Team Leaders start new topics. <em>304</em> <BR> <BR> DO NOT POST HERE - INFORMATION ONLY if you have questions please post them on Buzz Around the Airport. <em>304</em> <BR> <BR> ***ATTENTION... Thu, 28 Feb 2019 11:53:37 EST 3 Things to Be Happy About Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x70553x71077750 feeling better <BR> will see my friends <BR> last class tonight Thu, 28 Feb 2019 11:49:09 EST Top 3 To Do List http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x70553x71077742 figure out how to use new washing machine <BR> load washing machine <BR> be ready to leave with Gabi Thu, 28 Feb 2019 11:47:50 EST