SparkPeople 2019 Summer 5% Challenge Community Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=70711 Race to Fascinating Places - 8 Weeks this Summer. 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: 7/6/19*** SparkPeople 2019 Summer 5% Challenge Community Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=70711 Week #6 Challenge Results http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34209x70711x72146740 <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>0711x71877856 </link> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4630118a-e5a2-4883-ba49-80d85bc4dabe.jpg"> <BR> Challenge #6 - Machu Picchu, Peru (4983 miles), OSOM &amp; Healthy/No Snack <img src="http://photosaws.... Wed, 21 Aug 2019 21:16:16 EST Challenge 7 Olympic Ntl Pk 4,876 Mi & Meal Plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34209x70711x72111535 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, Aug 17 - Friday, Aug 23 <em>432</em> <BR> <em>535</em> DESTINATION - Olympic National Park (near Seattle, Washington) U.S.A. - 4,876 Miles &amp; Meal Planning &amp; OSOM <BR> <BR> The challenge begins on Saturday morning. Exercise &amp; Meal Planning &amp; Out of Sight Out of Mind (OSOM) done before... Thu, 15 Aug 2019 19:07:54 EST Week #5 Challenge Results http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34209x70711x72096726 <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>0711x71877856 </link> <BR> <em>622</em> Challenge #5 - Cairo, Egypt (6461 miles), Healthy/No Snack &amp; Sleep <em>622</em> <BR> <BR> <em>535</em> Air Miles <em>534</em> <BR> 16,859 A TEAM <BR> 15,303 SPIRITED UND... Tue, 13 Aug 2019 09:13:37 EST Week #4 Challenge Results http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34209x70711x72093101 <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>0711x71877856 </link> <BR> <em>636</em> Challenge #4 - Canadian Rockies (7318 miles), Sleep &amp; 20 Min Meal <em>636</em> <BR> <BR> <em>535</em> Air Miles <em>534</em> <BR> 16,988 FIRECRACKERS <BR> 16,016 A TEAM <... Mon, 12 Aug 2019 15:22:06 EST Week #3 Challenge Results http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34209x70711x72093093 <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>0711x71877856 </link> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9cf71378-3f4d-4359-8b6f-b87466d59d6b.jpg">Challenge #3 - Bhutan (7634 miles), 20 Min Meal &amp; Nutrition Tracking <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeop... Mon, 12 Aug 2019 15:18:48 EST Week #2 Challenge Results http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34209x70711x72093067 <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>0711x71877856 </link> <BR> <em>652</em> Challenge #2 - Statue of Liberty, NYC, USA (8734 miles), Nutrition Tracking, &amp; Water <em>652</em> <BR> <BR> <em>535</em> Air Miles <em>534</em> <BR> 17,751 SPIRITED UNDER... Mon, 12 Aug 2019 15:14:02 EST Challenge 6 Machu Picchu, Peru 4,983 & OSOM http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34209x70711x72072119 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, Aug 10 - Friday, Aug 16 <em>432</em> <BR> <em>535</em> DESTINATION - Machu Picchu, Peru 4,983 Miles Miles &amp; OSOM &amp; Healthy Snack <BR> <BR> The challenge begins on Saturday morning. Exercise &amp; Out of Sight Out of Mind (OSOM) &amp; Healthy Snack done before SATURDAY DOES NOT COUNT!!!!! <BR... Thu, 8 Aug 2019 21:28:43 EST Sleep - Do We Ever Get Enough? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34151x70711x72054436 Do you monitor your sleep and try to get enough hours and quality of sleep. How did you do with the sleep challenge? Do you consider yourself a good sleeper? Do you have sleep issues? <BR> <BR> What sleep advice can you share? Mon, 5 Aug 2019 20:38:48 EST Error http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34209x70711x72036542 Error Fri, 2 Aug 2019 17:14:03 EST Snacks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34151x70711x72028976 What are your favorite snacks that are 200 calories or less? <BR> <BR> What time of day do you snack? <BR> <BR> Do you have tips to share with us? Thu, 1 Aug 2019 12:19:04 EST Challenge 5 Cairo, Egypt 6,461 Mi & Healthy Snack http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34209x70711x72028930 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, Aug 3 - Friday, Aug 9 <em>432</em> <BR> <em>535</em> DESTINATION - Cairo, Egypt 6,461 Miles &amp; Healthy Snack &amp; Sleep <BR> <BR> The Pyramid Fields, is a UNESCO World Heritage site recognized and admired for the Pyramids, reknown for their antiquity and the exceptional civilization they repre... Thu, 1 Aug 2019 12:10:59 EST Display 5% Challenge Teams on My Spark Page? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x70711x72012932 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... Mon, 29 Jul 2019 21:48:54 EST Radar Report - Week #4 (7/27/19 - 8/02/19) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x70711x72012771 <em>432</em> Challenge #4 Saturday, July 27 to Friday, Aug 2 <em>432</em> <BR> <em>535</em> DESTINATION - Canadian Rockies 7,318 Miles &amp; Sleep &amp; 20 Minute Meal <em>534</em> <BR> <BR> Good Evening, Challengers!!! For this Challenge, we are trying something a little different. We are compiling a spreadsheet that lists the teams and where they are at the time the Radar Report is written. <BR> <BR> Week #4 Mileage ( <em>321</em> Exercise <em>315</em> <BR> SPIRITED UN... Mon, 29 Jul 2019 21:12:24 EST Team Weigh In Results http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34209x70711x72000679 Here are the overall weigh in results for Week One. We lost a total of 392.57 pounds or 5.79%. Remember that these numbers are adjusted for those team members that are in maintenance.. <BR> <BR> A TEAM lost 44.20 pounds, -.68% <BR> CLOVERLEAFS lost 43.65 pounds, -.57% <BR> STARFISH lost 39.80 pounds, -.54% <BR> WRJ&amp;Gs lost 32.45 pounds, -.53% <BR> WARRIORS lost 33.10 pounds, -.50% <BR> FIRECRACKERS lost 32.87 pounds, -.48% <BR> ROWDY REBELS lost 26.10 pounds, -.44% <BR> SPIRITED UNDER... Sat, 27 Jul 2019 20:24:35 EST Challenge 4 Canadian Rockies 7,318 Miles & Sleep http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34209x70711x71982024 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> <BR> <em>432</em> <em>432</em> <em>432</em> <em>432</em> <em>432</em> <em>432</em> <em>432</em> <em>432</em> <BR> <BR> Challenge #4 Saturday, July 27 to Friday, Aug 2 <BR> <em>535</em> DESTINATION - Canadian Rockies 7,318 Miles &amp; Sleep &amp; 20 Minute Meal <BR> <em>249</em> SLEEP STARTS FRIDAY NIGHT, Ends Thursday Nigh... Wed, 24 Jul 2019 16:59:08 EST Week #1 Challenge Results http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34209x70711x71968595 <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>0711x71877856 </link> <BR> <em>662</em> Challenge #1 - Angkor, Cambodia (5729 miles), Water <em>662</em> <BR> <BR> <em>535</em> Air Miles <em>536</em> <BR> 16,655 FIRECRACKERS <BR> 16,042 SPIRITED UNDERDOGS <BR> 15,... Mon, 22 Jul 2019 13:22:09 EST I am missing in action http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x70711x71939123 Where do I find the page that I should be posting my responses to? such as my minutes and challenges Wed, 17 Jul 2019 15:19:18 EST Challenge 3 Bhutan 7,634 Mi & 20 Minute Meal http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34209x70711x71938914 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, July 20 - Friday, July 26 <em>432</em> <BR> <em>535</em> DESTINATION - Bhutan 7,634 Miles &amp; 20 Minute Meal &amp; Nutrition Tracking <BR> <BR> The challenge begins on Saturday morning. Exercise &amp; 20 Minute Meal &amp; Nutrition Tracking done before SATURDAY DOES NOT COUNT!!!!! <BR> <BR> ... Wed, 17 Jul 2019 14:35:46 EST Radar Report - Week #2 (7/13/19 - 7/19/19) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x70711x71928415 <em>432</em> Challenge #2 Saturday, July 13 - Friday, July 19 <em>432</em> <BR> <em>535</em> DESTINATION - Statue of Liberty, New York City, U.S.A 8,734 Miles &amp; Nutrition Tracking &amp; Water <em>534</em> <BR> <BR> Good Evening, Challengers!!! For this Challenge, we are trying something a little different. We are compiling a spreadsheet that lists the teams and where they are at the time the Radar Report is written. <BR> <BR> Week #2 - Mileage/Exercise (as of 7/15/19 appro... Mon, 15 Jul 2019 23:13:04 EST Challenge 2 NYC U.S.A 8,734 Mi & Tracking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34209x70711x71903972 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, July 13 - Friday, July 19 <em>432</em> <BR> <em>535</em> DESTINATION - Statue of Liberty, New York City, U.S.A 8,734 Miles &amp; Nutrition Tracking &amp; Water <BR> <BR> The challenge begins on Saturday morning. Exercise &amp; Nutrition Tracking &amp; Water done before SATURDAY DOES NOT COUNT!!!!... Thu, 11 Jul 2019 21:09:11 EST Weekly Landing Bonus Information! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x70711x71892733 <em>213</em> Hello 2019 Summer 5% Challengers!!! <BR> <BR> <em>235</em> Welcome to the 2019 <em>259</em> Summer <em>67</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 m... Wed, 10 Jul 2019 06:20:13 EST Cheer Crew http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x70711x71877856 <em>321</em> Post cheers and well wishes here! Please be supportive of all teams! <em>304</em> <BR> <em>252</em> <em>244</em> <em>243</em> <em>521</em> <em>306</em> <em>381</em> <em>386</em> <em>345</em> <em>590</em> <em>591</em> <em>592</em> <em>594</em> <em>593</em> Sun, 7 Jul 2019 20:00:43 EST Radar Report - Week #1 (7/6/19 - 7/12/19) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x70711x71877830 <em>432</em> Challenge #1 Saturday, July 6 - Friday, July 12 <em>432</em> <BR> <em>535</em> DESTINATION - Angkor, Cambodia 5,729 Miles - Exercise &amp; Water <em>534</em> <BR> <BR> Good Evening, Challengers!!! For this Challenge, we are trying something a little different. We are compiling a spreadsheet that lists the teams and where they are at the time the Radar Report is written. <BR> <BR> Radar check/update was done on 7/7/19 at approximately 720pm-730pm. Please click t... Sun, 7 Jul 2019 19:57:08 EST 21 - "No excuses I can do it!" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34151x70711x71858131 Carefully select 3 important daily goals you will can do to consistently exercise and eat sensibly - regardless of where you are, whatever you are doing and whoever you are with. These are things you can do on your own any where. Tell yourself "No excuses I can do it!" This is especially important in summer when many of us are out of our usual routine. <BR> <BR> Don't wait till you reach your goal to be proud of yourself. <BR> Be proud of every step you take to reach that goal. <BR> A lit... Thu, 4 Jul 2019 13:26:55 EST Challenge 1 Angkor Cambodia 5729 Mi - Water http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34209x70711x71853631 <em>381</em> We've gathered from around the world for the Summer 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... Wed, 3 Jul 2019 19:30:25 EST Summer 2019 Theme http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34209x70711x71822262 <em>303</em> This weekend please check your Spark Mail for your invitation to your individual challenge team, then join immediately. If you don't have an invitation by Monday July 1st please let CERIUSLY know (please not before Monday). <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> <em>235</em> You will soon be on your way to the airport, for take off Saturday, July 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 ea... Fri, 28 Jun 2019 17:50:34 EST 20 - Your Challenge Team! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34151x70711x71821819 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, 28 Jun 2019 15:43:31 EST PLEASE DO NOT POST BELOW THIS STICKY TOPIC http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34142x70711x71810318 <em>252</em> If you need a Team Seat, please post to the first sticky in this forum. Wed, 26 Jun 2019 19:25:59 EST POST ONLY HERE IF YOU WANT A TEAM http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34142x70711x71810134 There is no longer an option to choose a Team. However, you can still request a seat on a Team Plane by posting to this thread only. <BR> <BR> Posts on the team threads will not be acknowledged. Wed, 26 Jun 2019 19:00:17 EST 19 - Find a New 5% Challenger Friend http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34151x70711x71797466 It helps to have a Spark friend to motivate you along the way. Some members have blogs that can inspire us to try harder, or add to discussions, or someone sends you words of encouragement or a goodie when you need that little boost. Spark friends give us that little push or pull towards our goals. See if you find a new member to friend today. Mon, 24 Jun 2019 15:40:47 EST 18 - What's the Best Diet & Exercise Advice http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34151x70711x71793107 Whether it was medical advice, motivational advice, something you read, or a friend told, or your own ideas, etc. - what has help you do better with fitness and or diet? Sun, 23 Jun 2019 22:55:22 EST 17 - Let's Get Some Momentum Going! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34151x70711x71785858 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 Summer 5% Challenge. <BR> <BR> Have fun with this. Think of the positives you are doing or you are ready to launch. <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> Sat, 22 Jun 2019 15:01:16 EST 16 - Are You Ready to Get Started Today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34151x70711x71779519 Let's make good use of this time before the challenge starts. Let's have a running start! Do you have good foods on hand? Can you begin your eating plan now? Junk food gone? <BR> <BR> Are you launched in your exercise plan? Let's get going! <BR> <BR> We are in it to win it! <em>381</em> Fri, 21 Jun 2019 13:15:02 EST 15 - Are You Prepared to Reach Your Goals? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34151x70711x71768493 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... Wed, 19 Jun 2019 16:30:01 EST 14 - Light Your Fire! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34151x70711x71762950 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... Tue, 18 Jun 2019 17:38:05 EST 13 - Before Picture http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34151x70711x71755639 <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 ... Mon, 17 Jun 2019 12:07:03 EST Walkers Runners and Joggers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34142x70711x71750639 I would like to join the Walkers, Runners, Joggers Team. I am a new Spark Member that May need assistance with directions and posting correctly. Sun, 16 Jun 2019 15:28:06 EST 12 - Know Your Numbers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34151x70711x71747528 <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, July 6th weigh in (record weight on your team page) <BR> <BR> Last weigh in for the 5% Challenge: Saturday, August 31 <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... Sun, 16 Jun 2019 02:52:51 EST Fearless Leader, Friend and Supporter, KALISWALKER http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34151x70711x71744357 KALISWALKER, Lynn, and I have Co-Led the 5% Challenges for at least 35 of our 40 challenges together. Lynn is not only a friend but an example of determination and consistency to reaching goals. <BR> <BR> I suggest you get to know Lynn by following her journey on her Spark People Blog. You can start with this one where she shares some tips that have helped her along the way. <BR> <BR> Scenic Slow Road to Onderland <BR> <link>sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journa<BR>l_individual.asp?blog_id=... Sat, 15 Jun 2019 11:44:02 EST 11 - Tracking Your Progress With Measurements http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34151x70711x71738816 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... Fri, 14 Jun 2019 11:24:08 EST 10 - FYI What Spark Defines as Exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34151x70711x71733215 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... Thu, 13 Jun 2019 11:45:29 EST 9 - Strategize http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34151x70711x71729109 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... Wed, 12 Jun 2019 20:15:30 EST Voted Featured Blog Post CATE195 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34151x70711x71723294 CATE195 is a very motivated 5% Challenger. She says, 'As I prepare for the summer challenge I find myself at a place where the habits I have formed with the help of SparkPeople and the 5% Challenges have helped me to maintain my goal weight for 18 months. But I know I need to remain motivated to be the healthiest I can be for my family and for myself." <BR> <BR> Prepping for the 2019 5% Summer Challenge <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=6... Tue, 11 Jun 2019 21:38:16 EST 8 - Triggers & Red Light Foods http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34151x70711x71720092 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 TV and you eat a cookie, then another and soon you are loo... Tue, 11 Jun 2019 09:48:53 EST 7 - Motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34151x70711x71714663 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> Motivation is the reason for people's actions, willingness, and goals. Motivation directs one's behavior, what causes a person to want to repeat a behavior. It is one of the most important reasons that inspires a person to move forward in life. An individual's ... Mon, 10 Jun 2019 12:21:03 EST 6 - Win Tomorrow Check List http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34151x70711x71711477 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 ... Sun, 9 Jun 2019 22:15:17 EST Voted Featured Blog Post Our DIANEDOESSMILES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34151x70711x71705031 She lost 125 pounds! Diane has always inspired me for her great attitude. As she says - I started off at 288 in August of 2010. It's NOT been an easy journey!! BUT!! It's sure is worth the while!! I am so THANKFUL for the TONS of support as I lost the weight and it's been a YEAR of being in maintenance! <BR> <BR> Enjoy her blog My healthier me, reflecting back to when I first started <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=6595722 </link> <B... Sat, 8 Jun 2019 19:21:36 EST 5 - Win Today Check List http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34151x70711x71704987 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 ... Sat, 8 Jun 2019 19:03:15 EST 4 – Update Your Page http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34151x70711x71697694 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 ... Fri, 7 Jun 2019 12:15:02 EST Voted Featured Blog Post Our HICIM705 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34151x70711x71694128 Heidi has been doing 5% Challenges since 2010! She is a 5% Challenge Community Leader and also leads the Firecrackers Challenge Team. This next year will be one of fun and hard work as she prepares to be Mother of the Bride. Of course she wants to look happy and healthy in wedding pictures so let's cheer her on. <BR> <BR> Enjoy her blog - Summertime Happiness: 'LAZY (not!), HAZY, CRAZY' ... <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=6595919 </link... Thu, 6 Jun 2019 21:16:35 EST 3 - Healthy Eating & Nutrition Plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34151x70711x71691733 <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... Thu, 6 Jun 2019 12:05:19 EST 2 - Exercise Plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34151x70711x71686204 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... Wed, 5 Jun 2019 13:38:09 EST 1 - Information & Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34151x70711x71678195 <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 342 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... Tue, 4 Jun 2019 09:20:21 EST Firecracker Please :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34142x70711x71673928 If proof of effort is needed my friend in another state asked me to join this group with her and it’s taken us all day for her to send me links and for me to find the right area to spot the Firecrackers! Haha <BR> <BR> Determination abounds!! 😀 Mon, 3 Jun 2019 15:50:35 EST Required Reading: Rules Summary http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x70711x71637315 <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... Tue, 28 May 2019 18:59:53 EST Weight Warriors http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34142x70711x71614808 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> Fri, 24 May 2019 21:01:13 EST Walkers, Runners, Joggers & Gadgeters http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34142x70711x71614804 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> Fri, 24 May 2019 21:00:54 EST Teddy Bears http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34142x70711x71614803 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> Fri, 24 May 2019 21:00:28 EST Starfish http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34142x70711x71614802 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> Fri, 24 May 2019 21:00:09 EST Spirited Under Dawgs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34142x70711x71614799 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> Fri, 24 May 2019 20:59:47 EST Shooting Stars http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34142x70711x71614798 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> Fri, 24 May 2019 20:59:22 EST Rowdy Rebels http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34142x70711x71614797 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> Fri, 24 May 2019 20:58:46 EST YOU MUST SIGN UP FOR A TEAM http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34142x70711x71614796 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes<BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=34142x70711<BR>x71810134x1xfirst </link> Fri, 24 May 2019 20:58:12 EST Firecrackers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34142x70711x71614793 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> Fri, 24 May 2019 20:57:48 EST Determined Daisies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34142x70711x71614790 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> Fri, 24 May 2019 20:57:25 EST Cloverleafs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34142x70711x71614788 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> Fri, 24 May 2019 20:57:02 EST Champions in the Kitchen http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34142x70711x71614784 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> Fri, 24 May 2019 20:56:39 EST Casual Travelers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34142x70711x71614780 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> Fri, 24 May 2019 20:56:19 EST Any Team is Great! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34142x70711x71614777 Welcome to your new team adventure! Fri, 24 May 2019 20:55:55 EST The Awesome A Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34142x70711x71614770 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> Fri, 24 May 2019 20:55:14 EST READ How to Pick YOUR Team! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34142x70711x71614754 Team choice is closed now. The Challenge will start soon, so if you wish to be get on a team please follow this link and put your name on the list. Thank you. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes<BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=34142x70711<BR>x71810134 </link> <BR> <BR> ########################################<BR>####################### <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 L... Fri, 24 May 2019 20:50:25 EST Buzz Around the Airport - Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x70711x71614725 Greetings 5% Challengers! Friendly Reminder - do not start new topics! Thanks. <BR> <BR> Time to get to know the 5% Community. If you have questions or comments please post here and a friendly team mate will come by and answer. Enjoy the chat! <BR> <BR> Let's get our 5%! <BR> <BR> <em>192</em> <em>55</em> <em>381</em> <em>252</em> Fri, 24 May 2019 20:43:38 EST