SparkPeople The ~Indygirl Journey Team Messageboard Get healthier at any size with ~Indygirl and NewSparkDebbie! Please keep topics on point, and upbeat so that we can all focus on our goals. 200, 300, 400, 500 lbs... We are in it together! SparkPeople The ~Indygirl Journey Team Messageboard New SUMMER GAME! Summer things A-Z Air (fresh on the beach) Wed, 26 May 2021 07:57:22 EST NEW Summer Activities A-Z Asking travel directions when my GPS gets me lost Wed, 26 May 2021 07:42:28 EST NEW- FAVORITE DIET FRIENDLY INDULGENCES Watermelon- if left with one, I could literally eat it all day and have it gone by night. Lots of water and not a lot of calories. Mon, 3 May 2021 22:31:18 EST THE TURTLE CLUB- Slowest Losers This is the place for slow losers to go to gain momentum. Mon, 3 May 2021 22:25:43 EST NEW Where do You Want To Travel? 1 per post New York to see Central Park in the Spring or Fall Wed, 28 Apr 2021 06:59:38 EST NEW Favorite HOBBIES/ 1 per post I like rescuing animals, rabbits in particular Wed, 28 Apr 2021 06:47:12 EST Best Weight Loss Tips You Have/ 1 per post Drink low cal beverages in a pretty glass, with an umbrella even, before you decide to eat. <BR> <BR> Try googling “infused water” recipes Wed, 28 Apr 2021 06:44:28 EST NEW Upbeat Playlist Songs/Bands A-Z Aerosmith <BR> Wed, 28 Apr 2021 06:36:55 EST NEW Who is from Indiana and what city? I’m from Indiana- Fishers Wed, 28 Apr 2021 06:35:14 EST *New* Change a letter/ Create a new word Tree Mon, 12 Apr 2021 08:12:03 EST *New* EMOTIONAL EATING VENTING POST Vent your emotions here and prevent your next emotional eating cycle. We are listening and do care. Mon, 12 Apr 2021 08:07:53 EST *New* Spring/ Summer FOODS & RECIPES Mason Jar Salads come in all flavors and are very convenient! Google for more info Mon, 12 Apr 2021 08:05:38 EST *New* Spring/Summer Shape Up A-Z A walk in the park Mon, 12 Apr 2021 08:03:39 EST *New* Spring A-Z Apple Blossoms Mon, 12 Apr 2021 08:01:30 EST *New* Spring/ Summer Plans & Projects? What are your Spring/ Summer plans and projects? Mon, 12 Apr 2021 07:59:55 EST *New* What is your SUPER POWER? I help people Mon, 12 Apr 2021 07:57:05 EST Nutrition tracker won't work Is any one else having trouble with the nutrition tracker. If I check what I eat then I can't check anything else. A pop up comes up and says wait or cancel. I have waited for over a hour and it still won't track. If you press cancel it will snap the page. I have checked with my cable company and they said that the speed of the computer is accurate. SP is the only site it happens on. Mon, 22 Mar 2021 11:22:10 EST What is Your Happy Weight Range? Hmmmm. I’m not sure yet Sun, 7 Feb 2021 04:36:06 EST Steps/ Miles/ Minutes 2 Miles Sun, 7 Feb 2021 04:34:11 EST Great Ideas for Protein, Fruits, Veggies! What ideas do you have? Sun, 7 Feb 2021 04:32:17 EST *New Eating Challenge* What plan do you want to follow? <BR> <BR> How are you going to succeed this time? <BR> What healthy habits are you going to focus on? Sun, 7 Feb 2021 04:29:06 EST *MEAL PREP IDEAS* How and what are some meal prepping ideas Sun, 7 Feb 2021 04:25:02 EST Where Do You Want to Vacation New York! Sun, 7 Feb 2021 04:21:23 EST Favorite Light Holiday Recipes I like making cakes with diet soda to eliminate the eggs and oil and their calories. The result is a very moist cake! Sun, 29 Nov 2020 07:02:44 EST What Topic Do YOU Want to See? Name 1 topic per post Sun, 29 Nov 2020 07:00:00 EST January Jumpstart! Who is in? Track Food. <BR> Track Exercise. <BR> Track Water. <BR> <BR> I’ll post more later if anyone is interested. Sun, 29 Nov 2020 06:52:29 EST Change 1 Letter/ Make a New Word Face Sun, 29 Nov 2020 06:48:19 EST Self-Care A-Z Abandoning things from your calendar that are not necessary Sun, 29 Nov 2020 06:45:42 EST Fruits And Veggie Topics How do you get them in? <BR> Favorite recipes? <BR> Favorite choices? <BR> Ideas? <BR> Tips? Sun, 29 Nov 2020 06:44:47 EST Water Challenges💦 4 in a jug ready to go Sun, 29 Nov 2020 06:42:49 EST STEPS/MILES/I EXERCISED I’m walking today Sun, 29 Nov 2020 06:40:20 EST Paint a picture with words/ poetry/story/ short Lighting crashes <BR> Thunder booms <BR> Cross the field <BR> Darkness looms <BR> Electricity crackles <BR> Crisp the air <BR> Lightning sizzles <BR> Bolts and flares <BR> I see majestic clouds <BR> Up high <BR> Moving fast <BR> They sail right by <BR> Leaves are dancing <BR> In the wind <BR> The rain falls hard <BR> Like it won’t end <BR> The cold front chills <BR> But I’m inside <BR> My porch all safe <BR> Wondrous storm outside. <BR> <BR> Beth Donovan <BR> Wed, 25 Nov 2020 11:36:59 EST Stupid Things People Do That Annoy You Take pets in restaurants and let them poop Wed, 25 Nov 2020 11:25:24 EST What Makes It Easier For You? When people cheer me on, compliment me. I feel good and can keep going Wed, 25 Nov 2020 11:23:35 EST Today I will_____. Exercise Wed, 25 Nov 2020 11:21:43 EST Your Christmas Dream List To Santa A-Z A vacation in New York Wed, 25 Nov 2020 11:20:24 EST Holiday Fun A-Z Asking Santa Wed, 25 Nov 2020 11:18:21 EST 2021 Weight/ Plan Ideas and Goals I want to get to the low 200s by the end of 2021. <BR> <BR> My plan is to do more active things by engaging in Yes.Fit and eating more fruits, vegetables and protein.... drinking more water and tracking. Wed, 25 Nov 2020 11:17:12 EST FaceBook? Do you have Facebook? How can people connect with you? <BR> <BR> Sun, 8 Nov 2020 05:25:27 EST 2020 Holiday Season Partner Up Need an accountability partner through the holiday season? Partner up here! Sun, 8 Nov 2020 05:21:51 EST Your Weight Loss Tips Tracking Rules! Wed, 21 Oct 2020 08:41:08 EST Story Time- one word per post to make a story Once Wed, 21 Oct 2020 08:39:05 EST 2020 Weight Goals I want to reach 235 Wed, 21 Oct 2020 08:37:57 EST My WHYS- 1 why per post To travel Wed, 21 Oct 2020 08:37:07 EST I want to________ in 2021 Go to New York Wed, 21 Oct 2020 08:35:51 EST Fall Food Picks A-Z 🍎 Wed, 21 Oct 2020 08:34:48 EST Fall Activities A-Z Apple 🍎 Picking Wed, 21 Oct 2020 08:34:16 EST A Vacation I Want To Take: 1 place per post Sun, 9 Aug 2020 20:45:34 EST Facebook? I’m on it. You can look me up under indygirl101 Sun, 9 Aug 2020 20:43:34 EST What is the #1 Way You Lose Weight? Taking care to eat organic Sun, 9 Aug 2020 20:40:51 EST Role Play Game Make up a character and pretend. They can be anyone. Stay in character and talk to each other and let’s make a fun story! Sun, 9 Aug 2020 20:35:19 EST August Weight Loss Goals The goal for The week of the 10th is to eat 5 Veggies a day Sun, 9 Aug 2020 20:32:11 EST I Stopped a Binge By: Blogging Sun, 9 Aug 2020 20:26:52 EST Instead of Emotional Eating A-Z Appropriate Anger - feel the feels Sun, 9 Aug 2020 20:25:50 EST Fall Foods A-Z Apples Sun, 9 Aug 2020 20:24:00 EST Fall Fun A-Z Apple Bobbing Sun, 9 Aug 2020 20:22:43 EST Quarantine A-Z Avoiding people Sun, 9 Aug 2020 20:21:17 EST STEPS/ MILES/ MINUTES Put your exercise stats here Sun, 9 Aug 2020 20:18:15 EST Summer Goal til Sept What is your goal? <BR> <BR> Mine is to lose 10 pounds Sun, 12 Jul 2020 09:46:19 EST My introduction I am a 63 year old Texan. I live in Athens, Texas. Retired school teacher, currently a library director for public library. I have a wonderful husband and the sweetest son possible. I have 1 crazy dog and 1 crazy cat. I'm here to try to find my way back to a life. Tue, 23 Jun 2020 11:31:26 EST May-7/4 BIGGEST LOSER CHALLENGE From Now (Whenever you are reading this) until the Fourth of July, we are going to have a NEW BIGGEST LOSER CHALLENGE! <BR> <BR> Win in one of 4 Categories! <BR> 1) Lose the most weight <BR> 2) Lose the most inches (bust, waist, hips, thighs arms) <BR> 3) Log the most water <BR> 4) Log the most exercise time <BR> <BR> There will be 1 winner chosen in each category unless there is a tie- in that case, both will win. <BR> <BR> The prize in each category is a 3 Session Personal Coaching Packa... Wed, 20 May 2020 07:15:09 EST Very disappointed I'm very disappointed. Beth invited us to a Zoom meeting with SparkGuy. It is starting right now. But I never received the Zoom link, even though I responded with my email address, as requested. I can't join the meeting without the link. It's just like in high school when I wasn't allowed to be part of the In-Crowd. Sat, 16 May 2020 13:07:36 EST Mood in Emoticons Only 😳 Wed, 22 Apr 2020 22:58:57 EST New: Fad Diets You’ve Tried One fad diet per post Wed, 22 Apr 2020 21:32:45 EST New! FITBIT USERS UNITE! Who here uses Fitbit? <BR> <BR> I do! My email to invite me to be your friend is Mon, 20 Apr 2020 12:20:46 EST New: STREAKS! What STREAK do you want to create? A STREAK is a series of days of doing something. For instance, tracking food for 5 days, you might post Tracking Day 5 Sun, 12 Apr 2020 00:36:25 EST New: Spark Team Meeting via Zoom I’m doing a Spark Team meeting via Zoom On Saturday April 25 at 1 PM EASTERN TIME. <BR> <BR> Let me know if you are interested and spark mail me your email address so that I can send you the invitation. <BR> <BR> The invitation is all you need to get in. You do not need a Zoom account. Wed, 8 Apr 2020 06:57:32 EST New: I Need Support or Page Love Say whether you need support or page love. Page love is support posts on your page- comments. Support is that you have a particular issue. Please describe and we will try to help. Wed, 8 Apr 2020 06:51:01 EST New: What is on your Exercise Playlist? List one song per post Wed, 8 Apr 2020 06:47:47 EST New: Emotions- What causes your last eating bout Hmmm. I really think it was just complacency. My husband wanted ice cream so I ate it too Wed, 8 Apr 2020 06:42:47 EST What Food Plan are You Considering and Why? Less Processed- because I get less cravings and less hunger Wed, 8 Apr 2020 06:40:42 EST New: A-Z Truths Apple a day does not keep the doctor away Wed, 8 Apr 2020 06:36:03 EST New APRIL BIGGEST LOSER CHALLENGE! Be one of the top 3 losers of April and win a free 1 hour phone coaching session with me worth $100. <BR> <BR> United States and Canada can participate. <BR> <BR> I will announce winners on May 1. Wed, 8 Apr 2020 06:32:58 EST At home exercise ideas Yoga Mon, 23 Mar 2020 20:57:36 EST Your Favorite Weight Loss Saying... What saying motivates you? Mon, 23 Mar 2020 20:56:42 EST Humor Tell your clean joke or post a funny here! Mon, 23 Mar 2020 20:53:10 EST Things to do in quarantine a-z Adapt to new technology Mon, 23 Mar 2020 20:50:42 EST Social Distancing Playlist Songs Don’t Stand So Close to Me by the Police Mon, 23 Mar 2020 20:49:16 EST Topic: What is YOUR Weight Loss Plan? I’m going more natural, less processed and tracking. I drink water and do as much active stuff as I can being disabled. Wed, 26 Feb 2020 01:23:57 EST Healthy Habits a-z Arranging your kitchen for success Sun, 26 Jan 2020 10:30:26 EST Ask ~Indygirl Ask ~Indygirl anything. I’m an open book to help you weather storms. Sun, 26 Jan 2020 10:27:56 EST Your Story Tell your Journey Story here Sun, 26 Jan 2020 10:26:40 EST New Topic: My Excitement Today What are you happy or excited about today? Sat, 25 Jan 2020 05:34:43 EST Workout Cleanup & Creation What equipment do you have for workouts? <BR> Do you use it? <BR> Should you trade it in for something you will use? <BR> What do you need? <BR> Sat, 25 Jan 2020 05:32:34 EST Fitness Ideas: What Are Your Go To’s I usually create my own exercises or use a Desk Cycle or House Walk. Sat, 25 Jan 2020 05:29:46 EST Make a Spark Pal! Who wants more Sparkfriends or to make deeper connections? Post here what you want. Sat, 25 Jan 2020 05:18:35 EST New Topic: What is your Passion? My passion, really, is writing and coaching. The more creative the writing is, the better. I LOVE helping people with all of my being. Sat, 25 Jan 2020 05:16:51 EST Promise to self: I will _______ today. I will bike today. Wed, 22 Jan 2020 08:43:06 EST NEW! 10 Pound Challenge 2- Let’s Go The first 5 people to lose 10 pounds WIN! <BR> <BR> Winners get a FREE hour long private phone coaching session with me. <BR> <BR> Starting weight and weigh in once per week. Starts as soon as you see the post. <BR> <BR> *This is NOT a sales session. This is a true private coaching session all about you! I will not mention buying/selling if you don’t. Wed, 22 Jan 2020 08:38:08 EST FITBIT Friends Do you want friends to challenge you to get healthier on your FITBIT? Mon, 6 Jan 2020 13:26:18 EST Apple Watch Friends Do you want friends to challenge you to get healthier on your Apple Watch? Mon, 6 Jan 2020 13:25:32 EST January Challenge- Exercise Snacks Do 5-10 minutes or more of exercise and post what you did. Mon, 6 Jan 2020 13:23:18 EST Closet Clean Out and Exchange I’m organizing a Closet Cleaning and Exchange here. We are all entering different sizes. Let’s see about getting our old clothes going to a new home! Post what you have/ What you are looking for. Sparkmail each other with contact details. Mon, 6 Jan 2020 13:08:21 EST Coaching Corner- Your Place For Help Do you have a question, a topic, or an issue that you need help with? Be sure to follow up for my answers. Tue, 17 Dec 2019 06:54:25 EST 2020 Goal & How Will You Reach it This year, my goal is to lose 12-24 pounds. I’m making a progress not perfection goal with my weight. My fitness goal is to do 10 plus minutes of fitness daily. I’ll do these goals by drinking some special smoothies I make for breakfast, taking vitamins, increasing nutrition, &amp; keeping my exercise equipment out and ready to go. Mon, 9 Dec 2019 09:00:12 EST 2020 Kitchen Clean Up Project For the new year- let’s get our kitchens and pantries cleaned out. We can start December or January. <BR> <BR> What is an obstacle in your kitchen? <BR> What do you need for successful weight loss in your kitchen? Mon, 9 Dec 2019 08:54:17 EST Exercise Snacking- What Did You Do Today? “Exercise snacking refers to “fun-sized” portions of exercise that fit into a day instead of what you may have traditionally thought of as exercise.” <BR> <BR> I read an article about exercise snacking and it motivated the socks off of me! I’ve been preaching something is better than nothing and small bouts of exercise since the beginning of my journey. Nothing hit me like the term “exercise snacking.” <BR> <BR> Snacks are things you may not notice adding calories in the mo... Mon, 7 Oct 2019 12:12:53 EST Behaviors/ Foods/ Mentalities to ADD A-Z Adding things into our lives Is the key to success. As we focus on the Behoviors, Foods, Mentalities... that we want to add to our lives, we feel good. We build a foundation. <BR> <BR> Taking things out generally creates a hole and a feeling of deprivation. <BR> <BR> Wed, 18 Sep 2019 04:43:46 EST The ~Indyisms/ New Ones Being Posted These are things I journaled- lessons learned- through my weight loss journey. Let me know your thoughts. Thu, 12 Sep 2019 06:56:33 EST Daily Habit Pick: Just For Today... Pick one Daily Habit Today and post it here. Stick to it- Just For Today! Thu, 12 Sep 2019 06:50:44 EST Cravings: What is your worst craving? I’ll give you advice on what will help you curb it! Mon, 9 Sep 2019 10:51:16 EST Confessional- Forgive Yourself Here! Post your slip ups here and then move on! Thu, 5 Sep 2019 12:21:24 EST Official Journey Weigh Ins Rules by Example: <BR> <BR> Post Weight: 257 <BR> <BR> Post 3 Healthy Habits You Will Focus on This Month: <BR> <BR> 1) Add fruits and veggies <BR> 2) Add more water <BR> 3) Add more exercise <BR> <BR> Taking things away or saying no or not makes you feel depressed and deprived and usually backfires. <BR> <BR> Focusing on healthy habits is a better way to lose weight than watching the scale and it actually works! <BR> <BR> You have to change your mind to change your body. <BR> <BR>... Thu, 5 Sep 2019 11:56:49 EST Healthy or Less Healthy Choice Day? So far Healthy Thu, 5 Sep 2019 11:55:31 EST Steps/Miles/ or Minutes This post is for if you measure steps, miles or minutes of exercise. <BR> <BR> Example: 10 minutes walking <BR> 1000 steps walking <BR> 20 minutes running <BR> 10 minutes stretching/ cleaning/yoga <BR> <BR> Anything that gets you up and moving when you normally wouldn’t COUNTS! <BR> <BR> Get calorie counts for ANYTHING on calorie lab dot com. Thu, 5 Sep 2019 11:54:03 EST What is something unusual about you? I can sing in Spanish with a British accent. Thu, 5 Sep 2019 00:13:45 EST Virtual Exercise Buddy Sign Up Virtual Exercise Buddy= Someone who will commit to exercising and chatting with you via phone so you don’t have to exercise alone or checking in with you to be accountability partners. <BR> <BR> I do need a Virtual Exercise Buddy. I prefer someone to talk and walk with. Thu, 5 Sep 2019 00:11:30 EST The Journey Journal Post: Today I watched portions very carefully but I did not track. Thu, 5 Sep 2019 00:08:53 EST What is your goal this week? Even though I eventually want to weight in the 100s, my after surgery weight was 259😭. I’m down to 252. My first goal is 225 weight wise. <BR> <BR> Thu, 5 Sep 2019 00:07:39 EST