SparkPeople 2020 Winter 5% Challenge Community Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=71455 Race to Fascinating Places - 8 Weeks this winter. Join a supportive team and let's have fun as we lose 5% of our weight, make new friends and improve our health! UPDATE: Starting Saturday Jan.11th. SparkPeople 2020 Winter 5% Challenge Community Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=71455 Overall Challenge Team Standings - Week #7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x71455x73291671 <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>1455x73015195 </link> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/73ce7398-15e4-4d05-ab7b-1c9cf71a32f9.png">Challenge #7 - Madagascar (5798 miles) &amp; LTGL - No Evening Eating/Cut100Cal <img src="http://photosa... Mon, 9 Mar 2020 14:36:14 EST Week 7 Challenge Results http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34602x71455x73291633 <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>1455x73015195 </link> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/73ce7398-15e4-4d05-ab7b-1c9cf71a32f9.png">Challenge #7 - Madagascar (5798 miles) &amp; LTGL - No Evening Eating/Cut100Cal <img src="http://photosaws.spa... Mon, 9 Mar 2020 14:28:07 EST Overall Challenge Team Standings - Week #6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x71455x73235472 <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>1455x73015195 </link> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ce090b75-d258-41d8-b80d-4fdcf8744310.jpg">Challenge #6 - Falkland Isle (5524 miles) &amp; LTGL - Cut100Cal/Happiness <img src="http://photosaws.sp... Fri, 28 Feb 2020 13:33:00 EST Overall Challenge Team Standings - Week #5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x71455x73224896 <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>1455x73015195 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>713</em> Challenge #5 - Cook Islands (7179 miles) &amp; LTGL - Happiness/Bedtime <em>713</em> <BR> 40 - TEDDY BEARS <BR> 38 - A TEAM <BR> 38 - SPIRITED UNDERDOGS <BR> 33 - DAISIES <BR> 26 -... Wed, 26 Feb 2020 13:52:44 EST Week 6 Challenge Results http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34602x71455x73224859 <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>1455x73015195 </link> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ce090b75-d258-41d8-b80d-4fdcf8744310.jpg">Challenge #6 - Falkland Isle (5524 miles) &amp; LTGL - Cut100Cal/Happiness <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeo... Wed, 26 Feb 2020 13:46:53 EST Week 5 Challenge Results http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34602x71455x73223832 <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>1455x73015195 </link> <BR> <em>713</em> Challenge #5 - Cook Islands (7179 miles) &amp; LTGL - Happiness/Bedtime <em>713</em> <BR> <BR> <em>535</em> Air Miles <em>536</em> <BR> 17,718 A TEAM <BR> 17,708 TEDDY BEARS <BR... Wed, 26 Feb 2020 10:33:32 EST Overall Challenge Team Standings - Week #4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x71455x73171872 <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>1455x73015195 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>640</em> Challenge #4 - Phuket, Thailand (7004 miles) &amp; LTGL - Bedtime &amp; Calcium <em>640</em> <BR> 40 - TEDDY BEARS <BR> 37 - A TEAM <BR> 37 - SPIRITED UNDERDOGS <BR> 31 - DAIS... Mon, 17 Feb 2020 10:14:16 EST Overall Challenge Team Standings - Week #3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x71455x73171815 <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>1455x73015195 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>652</em> Challenge #3 - Maui (8186 miles) &amp; LTGL - Calcium &amp; Nutrition Tracking <em>652</em> <BR> 46 - A TEAM <BR> 41 - SPIRITED UNDERDOGS <BR> 39 - TEDDY BEARS <BR> 28 - DAISIE... Mon, 17 Feb 2020 10:04:41 EST Week 4 Challenge Results http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34602x71455x73171764 <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>1455x73015195 </link> <BR> <em>640</em> Challenge #4 - Phuket, Thailand (7004 miles) &amp; LTGL - Bedtime/Calcium Monitoring <em>640</em> <BR> <BR> <em>535</em> Air Miles <em>536</em> <BR> 17,577 TEDDY BEARS <BR> 1... Mon, 17 Feb 2020 09:58:46 EST Week 3 Challenge Results http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34602x71455x73171741 <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>1455x73015195 </link> <BR> <em>652</em> Challenge #3 - Maui (8186 miles) &amp; LTGL - Calcium Monitoring / Nutrition <em>652</em> <BR> <BR> <em>535</em> Air Miles <em>536</em> <BR> 18,808 A TEAM <BR> 17,018 TEDDY... Mon, 17 Feb 2020 09:54:28 EST Week 2 Challenge Results http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34602x71455x73171730 <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>1455x73015195 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>701</em> Challenge #2 - Rio de Janeriro (6728 miles) &amp; LTGL - Nutrition Tracking / Water <em>701</em> <BR> <BR> <em>535</em> Air Miles <em>536</em> <BR> 17,279 A TEAM <BR> ... Mon, 17 Feb 2020 09:50:30 EST Challenge 6 Falkland Isles 5524 Mi Cut 100 Calorie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34602x71455x73150986 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, Feb. 15 - Friday, Feb. 21 <em>432</em> <BR> <em>535</em> DESTINATION - Falkland Islands 5,524 Cut 100 Calories &amp; Happiness <BR> <BR> The challenge begins on Saturday morning. Exercise &amp; Cut 100 Calories &amp; Happiness done before SATURDAY DOES NOT COUNT!!!!! <BR> <BR> The Falkland Islands ... Thu, 13 Feb 2020 18:28:21 EST Overall Challenge Team Standings - Week #2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x71455x73148957 <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>1455x73015195 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>701</em> Challenge #2 - Rio de Janeriro (6728 miles) &amp; LTGL - Nutrition Tracking &amp; Water <em>701</em> <BR> 40 - A TEAM <BR> 40 - TEDDY BEARS <BR> 39 - SPIRITED UNDERDOGS <BR> 31... Thu, 13 Feb 2020 10:26:28 EST Challenge 5 Cook Islands 7179 Mi & Happiness http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34602x71455x73112429 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, Feb. 8 - Friday, Feb. 14 <em>432</em> <BR> <em>535</em> DESTINATION - Cook Islands 7,179 Miles Happiness &amp; Bedtime Routine <BR> <BR> The challenge begins on Saturday morning. Exercise &amp; Happiness Activity &amp; Bedtime Routine done before SATURDAY DOES NOT COUNT!!!! <BR> <BR> Scattered acro... Thu, 6 Feb 2020 23:46:49 EST Overall Challenge Team Standings - Week #1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x71455x73074205 <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>1455x73015195 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>699</em> Challenge #1 - Tahiti (6277 miles) &amp; LTGL - Water <em>699</em> <BR> A TEAM - 34 <BR> TEDDY BEARS - 30 <BR> DAISIES - 26 <BR> ROWDY REBELS - 21 <BR> SPIRITED UNDERDOGS - 20 ... Fri, 31 Jan 2020 15:20:09 EST Week 1 Challenge Results http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34602x71455x73074181 <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>1455x73015195 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>699</em> Challenge #1 - Tahiti (6277 miles) &amp; LTGL - Water <em>699</em> <BR> <BR> <em>535</em> Air Miles <em>536</em> <BR> 17,262 A TEAM <BR> 16,936 ROWDY REBELS <BR> 16,6... Fri, 31 Jan 2020 15:14:14 EST Challenge 4 Phuket Thailand 7004 Mi & Bedtime http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34602x71455x73069841 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, Feb. 1 - Friday, Feb. 7 <em>432</em> <BR> <em>535</em> DESTINATION - Phuket, Thailand 7,004 Miles &amp; Bedtime Routine &amp; Monitor Calcium <BR> <BR> The challenge begins on Saturday morning. Exercise &amp; Monitor Calcium done before SATURDAY DOES NOT COUNT!!!! <BR> <BR> Thailand is an Asian cou... Thu, 30 Jan 2020 21:27:09 EST ~Week 2 Overall Challenge Badges~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34507x71455x73050725 Each week, we will give out overall challenge badges to the top teams in each category. Here are the results for Week 1, Tahiti. <BR> <BR> First Place Landing Badge: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6d2b282c-6da3-45be-a341-d6cecf4ac866.png"> <BR> <BR> Top Mileage Team Badge: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/725b72bc-6786-4e99-b817-3235c0bbf71a.png"> <BR> <BR> Top LTGL #1 Badge: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid... Mon, 27 Jan 2020 19:13:52 EST Check In - New Year's Resolution or New Habit? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34507x71455x73031194 It seems Jan. 17 is D-Day for New Year's resolutions – the day most people give up on their good intentions and fall back into old habits. However, many do stick with it past Jan. 17th and are still successful 6 months later. Maybe it’s because they keep trying for progress and not perfection. They are not focused on a perfect score or a perfect streak, but incremental improvement and can accept that it is not easy, but will still keep at it. <BR> <BR> It takes three months for a change to... Fri, 24 Jan 2020 13:30:24 EST Challenge 3 Maui USA 8186 Mi & Calcium http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34602x71455x73026681 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, Jan. 25 - Friday, Jan. 31 <em>432</em> <BR> <em>535</em> DESTINATION - Maui, USA 8,186 Miles &amp; Monitor Calcium &amp; Nutrition Tracking <BR> <BR> The challenge begins on Saturday morning. Exercise &amp; Monitor Calcium &amp; Nutrition Tracking done before SATURDAY DOES NOT COUNT!!!! <BR> <BR>... Thu, 23 Jan 2020 18:44:01 EST Cheer Crew!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x71455x73015195 <em>529</em> <em>321</em> Post cheers here! Please support all teams! <em>224</em> <em>592</em> Tue, 21 Jan 2020 21:08:29 EST Weekly Landing Bonus Information! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x71455x73015107 <em>213</em> Hello 2020 Winter 5% Challengers!!! <BR> <BR> <em>235</em> to the 2020 <em>576</em> Winter <em>425</em> 5% Challenge ~ our FIRST Challenge of the New Year!!! <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... Tue, 21 Jan 2020 20:47:00 EST Challenge 2 Rio de Janeiro Brazil 6728 Mi & Track http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34602x71455x72985015 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, Jan. 18 - Friday, Jan. 24 <em>432</em> <BR> <em>535</em> DESTINATION - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 6,728 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!!!!! <BR> <BR> Olá! -... Thu, 16 Jan 2020 23:39:03 EST Challenge 1 Tahiti 6277 Mi & Water http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34602x71455x72940910 <em>381</em> We've gathered from around the world for the Winter 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 challenge 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 comment... Thu, 9 Jan 2020 20:10:17 EST Winter 2020 Theme http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34602x71455x72922324 <em>303</em> If you have not yet joined your challenge team, please check your Spark Mail. If you don't have an invitation please let _WARRIOR4LIFE know immediately. <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> <em>235</em> You will soon be on your way to the airport, for take-off Saturday, January 11th! <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. In all our travels we are environmentally sensitive... Mon, 6 Jan 2020 20:40:13 EST 15 - Are You Prepared to Reach Your Goals? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34507x71455x72919981 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>Anyone can set a goal, but it takes preparation,... Mon, 6 Jan 2020 12:07:53 EST 14 - Light Your Fire! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34507x71455x72910164 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... Sat, 4 Jan 2020 21:17:39 EST 13 - Before Picture http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34507x71455x72898737 <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 ... Thu, 2 Jan 2020 22:09:51 EST 12 - Know Your Numbers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34507x71455x72889824 <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, Jan. 11th weigh-in (record weight on your team page) <BR> <BR> Last weigh-in for the 5% Challenge: Saturday, Mar. 7th <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... Wed, 1 Jan 2020 12:41:22 EST Message Removed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34494x71455x72874891 Message Removed Sun, 29 Dec 2019 21:31:32 EST 11 - Tracking Your Progress With Measurements http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34507x71455x72872789 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... Sun, 29 Dec 2019 13:32:29 EST 10 - FYI What Spark Defines as Exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34507x71455x72867437 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... Sat, 28 Dec 2019 12:44:48 EST 9 - Strategize http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34507x71455x72864500 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... Fri, 27 Dec 2019 21:27:16 EST Featured Blog Post ~ Diane DIANEDOESSMILES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34507x71455x72859523 We ALL need help/encouragement (5% Challenge) I've lost over 110 lbs!! <BR> <BR> In 2010 I joined SPARKS HOPING AT LONG LAST I'd find support!! I NEEDED people in my life who were also looking for the same type of support. <BR> <BR> Diane has motivated many of us to lose weight and have a healthier lifestyle. She is someone who leads by example. Enjoy her blog. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=6639376 </link> <BR> <BR> Please remembe... Thu, 26 Dec 2019 22:15:20 EST 8 - Triggers & Red Light Foods http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34507x71455x72859168 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 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 looting the kitche... Thu, 26 Dec 2019 21:08:04 EST 7 - Motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34507x71455x72854556 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 ones 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 mo... Wed, 25 Dec 2019 22:38:02 EST 6 - Win Tomorrow Check List http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34507x71455x72843754 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 your 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 for... Mon, 23 Dec 2019 10:43:54 EST 5 - Win Today Check List http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34507x71455x72839203 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 ... Sun, 22 Dec 2019 11:37:06 EST 4 – Update Your Page http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34507x71455x72834509 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 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 need of a... Sat, 21 Dec 2019 11:46:38 EST 3 - Healthy Eating & Nutrition Plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34507x71455x72830233 <em>249</em> 5% Challenge starts Jan. 11th <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, Mayo C... Fri, 20 Dec 2019 12:30:51 EST 2 - Exercise Plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34507x71455x72824935 Take part in these Countdown Activities as they fit into your schedule. It will help you develop your 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 are launche... Thu, 19 Dec 2019 11:08:09 EST 1 - Information & Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34507x71455x72820079 <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 Saturday January 11th! <BR> <BR> <em>304</em> We have 462 members now. If you are a blogger please mention the 2020 Winter 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 Community ... Wed, 18 Dec 2019 12:43:03 EST Featured Blog Post ~ Emily (_WARRIOR4LIFE) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34507x71455x72769763 Another blog post about the upcoming 2020 5% Challenge which begins on 1/4/20 (that is LESS than a month from now). Please check out and share: <BR> <link>https://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_p<BR>ublic_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6<BR>637291 </link> <BR> <BR> Help YOUR overall challenge team leaders to spread the word! <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun, 8 Dec 2019 17:43:29 EST Featured Blog Post ~ Ceri (CERIUSLY) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34507x71455x72753495 As many of you know, Ceri has stepped down from Overall Leadership of the 5% Challenges. She has written a blog about it and I thought that you might all like to take a look at it. I'm sure that each and every one of us appreciate the contribution that Ceri has made to the 5% Challenges ~ if you are so inclined, please visit: <link>https://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_p<BR>ublic_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6<BR>636209 </link> <BR> <BR> Thu, 5 Dec 2019 11:08:07 EST Featured Blog Post ~ Lynn (KALISWALKER) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34507x71455x72746356 I was reading Lynn's blog from 12/2/19 title: 'Whoops Day Recovery &amp; 2020 Winter 5% Challenge' and it was a GREAT reminder of exactly WHY we are all here!!! Please follow this link: <link>https://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_p<BR>ublic_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6<BR>636044 </link> <BR> <BR> If this blog post 'sounds like you' ~ please take a moment and remember why we are all here and COMMIT to the 2020 Winter 5% Challenge. We have the month of December to prepare for success ... Wed, 4 Dec 2019 06:33:35 EST General Challenge Rules, Read only do not reply http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x71455x72721344 Overview of Challenge: <BR> <BR> We have twelve amazing teams that compete against each other every week, as we race each other to destinations around the globe. Each team is supportive, encouraging, and active. If you are looking for accountability and an extra push, look no further, you’ve found it! <BR> <BR> There are two main pieces of the challenge: <BR> <BR> The Challenge Forum: <BR> <BR> We compete (race) with exercise and ‘living the good life’ (LTGL) points. LGTL: is a different ... Fri, 29 Nov 2019 13:30:24 EST Just Joined the Team - READ THIS FIRST http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x71455x72713136 <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> DO NOT POST HERE - INFORMATION ONLY <BR> <BR> PLEASE DO NOT start new topics to keep it easy for everyone to find information about the challenge. Only Community Team Leaders start new topics. <BR> <BR> This is a challenge to lose 5% of your body weight over 8 weeks. You get motivation, accountability and meet some amazing people during the challenge. I love this cha... Wed, 27 Nov 2019 16:29:47 EST Weight Warriors http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34494x71455x72690785 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> Sat, 23 Nov 2019 12:38:28 EST Walkers, Runners, Joggers & Gadgeteers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34494x71455x72690781 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> Sat, 23 Nov 2019 12:38:06 EST Teddy Bears http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34494x71455x72690779 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> Sat, 23 Nov 2019 12:37:46 EST Starfish http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34494x71455x72690776 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> Sat, 23 Nov 2019 12:37:20 EST Spirited Under Dawgs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34494x71455x72690775 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> Sat, 23 Nov 2019 12:37:02 EST Shooting Stars http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34494x71455x72690770 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> Sat, 23 Nov 2019 12:36:38 EST Rowdy Rebels http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34494x71455x72690765 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> Sat, 23 Nov 2019 12:36:17 EST Firecrackers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34494x71455x72690764 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> Sat, 23 Nov 2019 12:36:00 EST Determined Daisies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34494x71455x72690761 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> Sat, 23 Nov 2019 12:35:40 EST Cloverleafs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34494x71455x72690759 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> Sat, 23 Nov 2019 12:35:25 EST Casual Travelers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34494x71455x72690754 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> Sat, 23 Nov 2019 12:34:59 EST The Awesome A Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34494x71455x72690750 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> Sat, 23 Nov 2019 12:34:39 EST Any Team is Great! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34494x71455x72690743 Welcome to your new team adventure! Sat, 23 Nov 2019 12:33:44 EST READ How to Pick YOUR Team! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34494x71455x72690728 To be placed on a team please click on this link. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes<BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=34494x71455<BR>x72847132 </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> ***A... Sat, 23 Nov 2019 12:29:51 EST