SparkPeople 2021 Winter 5% Challenge Community Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=71865 Race to Fascinating Places for 8 Weeks. Join a supportive team and let's have fun as we lose 5% of our weight, make new friends and improve our health! JOIN us to write your own success story 1/9 SparkPeople 2021 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=71865 SHOW off our badge we ENJOYED the 2021 Winter 5% http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x71865x75330128 <em>244</em> let's show OFF that we ENJOYED being on the 2021 Winter 5% Challenge !! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/30d6dbc5-dbdc-443b-bc32-36619e443c9a.png"> <BR> <BR> Here's how to upload the badge: <BR> <BR> 1) Right-click on top of the image. A pop-up window displays. <BR> 2) Select "Save picture as..." <BR> 3) Your "Save As" folders directory tree will display. You can now type in a name so you can find it quickly. <BR> <BR> You can now upload this ima... Fri, 5 Mar 2021 21:06:14 EST Question - How to Make a Spark Motivator? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=35164x71865x75302539 <em>38</em> Have you noticed some really awesome 5% Challengers and 5% Challenge Leaders are not yet recognized as Spark Motivators on their Spark pages yet? <BR> <BR> These are the same wonderful people who are reading our blogs, encouraging us, giving us goodies, leading by example with their weight loss or exercise achievements, keeping their teams upbeat, writing inspiring posts and blogs, enthusiastic, have a positive attitude, or long term challenger who keep coming back, etc. <BR>... Mon, 1 Mar 2021 11:27:01 EST Challenge 8 Petra Jordan & Read Labels http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=35191x71865x75281374 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, Feb. 27 - Friday, Mar. 5 <em>432</em> <BR> <em>535</em> DESTINATION - Petra, Jordan 6,000 Miles - Read Labels &amp; Quality of Life <BR> <BR> The challenge begins Saturday morning. Exercise &amp; Read Labels &amp; Quality of Life done prior to SATURDAY DOES NOT COUNT!!!!! <BR> <BR> We saved the bes... Thu, 25 Feb 2021 18:06:11 EST Daily Quality of Life http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=35164x71865x75259116 Quality of Life - overall health, happiness, energy, peace, harmony, mental, physical, emotional, spiritual wellness, more smiles, and general well being. This is self care and could be something you are already doing and need to do more of, or something you know would improve how you feel but haven't started yet. <BR> <BR> Focus on your daily quality of life and your ability to enjoy the activities of daily living. <BR> <BR> How are you doing with this? What are you focusing on this week?... Sun, 21 Feb 2021 19:24:13 EST Challenge 7 Inca Tr Peru & Improve Quality of Life http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=35191x71865x75241547 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, Feb. 20 - Friday, Feb. 26 <em>432</em> <BR> <em>535</em> DESTINATION - The Inca Trail, Peru 6,000 Miles - Quality of Life &amp; No Evening Eating (NEE) <BR> <BR> The challenge begins Saturday morning. Exercise &amp; Quality of Life &amp; No Evening Eating done prior to SATURDAY DOES NOT COUNT!!!!! ... Thu, 18 Feb 2021 18:27:25 EST Challenge 6 Pacific Crest Trail, USA & NEE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=35191x71865x75200578 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. 6 - Friday, Feb. 12 <em>432</em> <BR> <em>535</em> DESTINATION - The Pacific Crest Trail, USA 6,000 Miles - No Evening Eating (NEE) &amp; Bedside Writing <BR> <BR> The challenge begins Saturday morning. Exercise &amp; No Evening Eating &amp; Bedside Writing done prior to SATURDAY DOES NOT COUN... Thu, 11 Feb 2021 16:29:58 EST Bedside Writing & My Sleep Improved http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=35164x71865x75188656 Thanks CATWMNCAT &amp; MNABOY for this interesting topic. <BR> <BR> MNABOY asked his team this question - Do you regularly journal about your health and eating? If so how long and why do you journal? Does it Help? <BR> <BR> CATWMNCAT replied <BR> <BR> I don't journal per say, but I do track everything I eat and drink in my nutritional tracker, take pictures of my food, make some notes and I also make daily lists of things to do the next day in My Tasks on the start page (bedside writing),... Tue, 9 Feb 2021 17:19:25 EST Go a Little Harder the Last 4 Weeks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=35164x71865x75176023 <em>34</em> <em>362</em> Please check here daily if you are interested in doing a relatively easy/gentle/beginner exercise. Sometimes the exercises will be aerobic, strength and stretching and vary in length from 5 minutes to 60 minutes (but you can stop at any time). Other times they can be quick and easy 5 minute chair or relaxation exercise. If you need light weights you can use water bottles or soup cans. You do not need running shoes, but some type of foot wear is recommended. These... Sun, 7 Feb 2021 16:24:22 EST Week #3 Challenge Results http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x71865x75167973 2021 Winter 5% Challenge <BR> Week #3 - Jan 23 - 29 <BR> Destination: Great Ocean Walk, Australia <BR> Miles: 6,000 Miles <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/76f84835-fdcc-4354-abac-8369c6215d68.jpg"> <BR> <BR> LTGL #1: Follow Your Diet <BR> LTGL #2: Nutrition Tracking <BR> <BR> <em>535</em> Airmiles (aka Exercise) <em>231</em> <BR> 21,362 TEDDY BEARS <BR> 18,232 ROWDY REBELS <BR> 17,272 SPIRITED UNDERDOGS <BR> 16,550 AWESOME A <BR> 16,432 WEIGHT WARRIORS <BR> 16,16... Sat, 6 Feb 2021 10:39:02 EST How Do You Feel About Exercise? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=35164x71865x75160245 This was written by CHERIRIDDELL, The Spirited Under Dawgs, Weight Leader. She sent this to her team and it's so inspiring we are sharing it here with her permission. <BR> <BR> All You Wonderful Challengers, <BR> <BR> I wanted to address the subject of exercise. Not everyone realizes the benefits. Our beloved Leader Diane (DIANEDOESSMILES) and I are success stories. Diane was once in a power chair. Yes, I am in a wheelchair now (I am stubborn and won't use a power wheelchair because I get ... Fri, 5 Feb 2021 00:07:49 EST Challenge 5 Jeju Olle Tr S. Korea & Bedside Write http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=35191x71865x75158376 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. 6 - Friday, Feb. 12 <em>432</em> <BR> <em>535</em> DESTINATION - Jeju Olle Trail, South Korea 6,000 Miles - Bedside Writing &amp; Hobby Time <BR> <BR> The challenge begins Saturday morning. Exercise &amp; Bedside Writing &amp; Hobby Time done prior to SATURDAY DOES NOT COUNT!!!!! <BR> <BR> Exc... Thu, 4 Feb 2021 18:11:37 EST Hobby Chat Fun http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=35164x71865x75146252 i Am excited about this LTGL - Hobbies! Could we have a chat thread about that? I'd love to know what everyone is doing! OLDEROWL <BR> <BR> I too like the idea and hope that there will be pictures posted of some of our projects. It would be fun to see what others are doing, and maybe to set up discussions about individual hobbies. LEWLAURA <BR> <BR> These are a sample of messages I received from challengers this week. There is a lot of excitement about hobbies, so let's have fun with it. <B... Tue, 2 Feb 2021 18:24:58 EST Hobby Time Ideas and Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=35164x71865x75126011 Now is the time to learn something new or renew an interest. Have fun! <BR> <BR> Please do a copy/paste of this list and add your ideas in alphabetical order. This will help all of us to think about what we can do. Add links to information if you can. Check back to see what news ideas are added. <BR> <BR> adult coloring book <BR> audiobooks free from online local library <BR> baking <BR> blogging or journaling <BR> board games - find some free ones online <BR> bullet journal <BR> calligrap... Sat, 30 Jan 2021 17:15:05 EST Challenge 4 Bruce Trail Canada 6,000 Mi & Hobby http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=35191x71865x75116123 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, Jan. 30 - Friday, Feb. 5 <em>432</em> <BR> <em>535</em> DESTINATION - Bruce Trail, Ontario Canada 6,000 Miles - Hobby Time &amp; Follow Your Diet <BR> <BR> The challenge begins Saturday morning. Exercise &amp; Hobby Time &amp; Follow Your Diet done prior to SATURDAY DOES NOT COUNT!!!!! <BR> <BR> As... Thu, 28 Jan 2021 23:08:21 EST Week #2 Challenge Results http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x71865x75114075 2021 Winter 5% Challenge <BR> Week #2 - Jan 16 - 22 <BR> Destination: Camino de Santiago, Spain <BR> Miles: 6,000 Miles <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/cf9b40f9-3759-4497-b022-ca1c55ea1abc.jpg"> <BR> <BR> LTGL #1: Nutrition Tracking <BR> LTGL #2: I am Hungry Bag/Container Snacks <BR> <BR> <em>535</em> Airmiles (aka Exercise) <em>319</em> <BR> 21,892 TEDDY BEARS <BR> 19,168 SPIRITED UNDERDOGS <BR> 18,214 ROWDY REBELS <BR> 17,962 AWESOME A <BR> 16,581 WALKERS <BR>... Thu, 28 Jan 2021 15:40:39 EST Team Standings http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x71865x75107569 Points are awarded in for Exercise, LTGL#1, LTGL#2, and Weight Loss. The top team in each area is awarded 12 points, the second team gets 11 points and so on until the last team gets 1 point. The team points for all four areas are added together to get the overall points for the week. <BR> <BR> Here are the standings for Week #1: <BR> 1 - TEDDY BEARS - 43 <BR> 2 - WEIGHT WARRIORS - 39 <BR> 3 - SPIRITED UNDERDOGS - 38 <BR> 4 - ROWDY REBELS - 33 <BR> 5 - FIRECRACKERS - 31 <BR> 6 - AWESOME A ... Wed, 27 Jan 2021 15:40:54 EST Week #1 Challenge Results http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x71865x75107462 2021 Winter 5% Challenge <BR> Week #1 - Jan 9 - 15 <BR> Destination: Cotswolds Way, UK <BR> Miles: 6,000 Miles <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b818fe61-0ac0-41f4-b8be-936212c6c2b5.jpg"> <BR> LTGL #1: Drink Your Water - Daily MAXIMUM 8 Cups to record <em>91</em> <BR> LTGL #2: I am Hungry Bag/Container Snacks <BR> <BR> Airmiles (Exercise) <BR> 21,707 TEDDY BEARS <BR> 19,214 AWESOME A <BR> 18,762 SPIRITED UNDERDOGS <BR> 17,487 ROWDY REBELS <BR> 17,167 WALKERS <BR> 17,00... Wed, 27 Jan 2021 15:25:25 EST Family making healthier choices http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=35164x71865x75097010 JESSIEBRUNS and her family are working on a healthy lifestyle together. I enjoyed looking at the pictures of her and her lovely family. What a wonderful thing to have your whole family doing this together. I am cheering for all of you. <BR> <BR> Finally got everyone on board in my family <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=6730602 </link> <BR> <BR> Family making healthier choices is going into week 2 <BR> <BR> <link>https://www.sparkp... Mon, 25 Jan 2021 20:55:53 EST What Can I Do In 8 Weeks? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=35164x71865x75084013 PERSISTANT123 (aka Kathleen) was one of our first 5% Challenge Community Overall Leaders, going back to Spring 2010. She has a upbeat attitude and inspires so many members. Here is her latest blog, enjoy and hit the 'like' button. <BR> <BR> Kathleen what an inspiring blog! <em>304</em> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=6732071 </link> Sat, 23 Jan 2021 18:51:33 EST Drinking Water in Winter? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=35164x71865x75073533 How did you do with drinking water in Week 1? For some of us it's not something that comes naturally, especially in winter. But there are so many benefits it's seems to be worth the effort. Do you have suggestions on how to make it easier to do it? Thu, 21 Jan 2021 22:32:30 EST Challenge 3 Great Ocean Australia 6,000 Mi & Diet http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=35191x71865x75072546 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 # Saturday, Jan. 23 - Friday, Jan. 29 <em>432</em> <BR> <em>535</em> DESTINATION - Great Ocean Walk, Australia 6,000 Miles - Follow Your Diet &amp; Nutrition Tracking <BR> <BR> The challenge begins Saturday morning. Exercise &amp; Follow Your Diet &amp; Nutrition Tracking done prior to SATURDAY DOES NOT COUNT!!... Thu, 21 Jan 2021 19:18:27 EST Challenge 2 Camino, Spain 6,000 Mi & Tracking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=35191x71865x75031103 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. 16 - Friday, Jan. 22 <em>432</em> <BR> <em>535</em> DESTINATION - Camino de Santiago, Spain 6,000 Miles - Nutrition Tracking &amp; I am Hungry Bag/Container Snacks <BR> <BR> The challenge begins Saturday morning. Exercise &amp; Nutrition Tracking &amp; I am Hungry Bag/Container Snacks done prio... Thu, 14 Jan 2021 21:44:08 EST Air Traffic Control - Welcome New Challengers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=35191x71865x75026077 Welcome, I am glad you are one of our new teammates on the 5% Challenge. If you need help finding your way around the team pages, please post here to let us know and one of the teammates can help you. <BR> <BR> Did you find the link to your team's Weigh Ins? <BR> <BR> Did you find the link to your team's Weekly Challenge/Exercise? This is Week 1 Cotswolds Way, UK 6000 Mi &amp; Hungry Bag. Each week a there is a new topic. <BR> <BR> Hit the subscribe button and look for other future topic... Thu, 14 Jan 2021 00:48:00 EST Weekly Landing Bonus Information!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x71865x75024572 <em>213</em> Hello 2021 Winter 5% Challengers!!! <BR> <BR> <em>235</em> to the 2021 <em>576</em> Winter <em>425</em> 5% Challenge ~ our FIRST Challenge of 2021!!! <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 most of ... Wed, 13 Jan 2021 19:34:08 EST Challenge 1 Cotswolds Way, UK 6000 Mi & Hungry Bag http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=35191x71865x74989249 <em>381</em> Buckle up, 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. If you have not received your invitation to your individual challenge team please SparkMail _WARRIOR4LIFE. Ready for take-off! <BR> <BR> This is for information only. PLEASE POST YOUR RESULTS ON YOUR CHALLENGE TEAM PAGE. And ... Thu, 7 Jan 2021 22:13:36 EST 2021 Winter Challenge Theme http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=35191x71865x74984184 <em>303</em> If you have not joined your challenge team, check your Spark Mail. If you don't have an invitation please let _WARRIOR4LIFE (Emily) know immediately. Thanks! <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> <em>235</em> Be ready for take-off Saturday, January 9th! <BR> <BR> <em>67</em> <em>432</em> Wherever we travel it’s a lovely summer day and we are physically fit and have ease of mobility. We are in a healthy environment, free to enjoy the company of others. In all our travels we are envir... Thu, 7 Jan 2021 01:09:55 EST 11 - Tracking Your Progress With Measurements http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=35164x71865x74980865 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 <link>https://bit.ly/3en2QtV </link> <BR> <BR> Then record your Measurements on this page. These measurements are private, only ... Wed, 6 Jan 2021 13:32:45 EST 10 - FYI What Spark Defines as Exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=35164x71865x74977785 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>https://bit.ly/2YTxFjd </link> <BR> <BR> Over 110 Cardio Workout Ideas - Limitless Options for Aerobic Exercise <link>https://bit.ly/3hMh4qa </link> <BR> <BR> Reference Guide to Aerobic Exercise <link>http... Tue, 5 Jan 2021 23:11:56 EST 9 - Strategize http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=35164x71865x74969618 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 (diet, exercise, sleep) 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> ... Mon, 4 Jan 2021 16:01:42 EST 8 - Triggers & Red Light Foods http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=35164x71865x74965247 Make a plan to manage the triggers that cause you to overeat - defined as eating and drinking more calories than you need, causing you to gain weight. <BR> <BR> Trigger Food - one that gets you off course; you are not truly hungry yet you are eating and eating! <BR> <BR> Trigger Situation - 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 kitchen for anything... Sun, 3 Jan 2021 23:14:07 EST Error http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x71865x74964976 Error Sun, 3 Jan 2021 22:21:19 EST 7 - What Can I Do In 8 Weeks - Motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=35164x71865x74955450 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... Sat, 2 Jan 2021 14:46:32 EST I think I need a team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=35146x71865x74954595 I had already responded that I needed a team and I thought you had assigned me a team, but I got another email. I am new and need a team assigned to me. Thank you! Sat, 2 Jan 2021 11:51:00 EST 6 - Win Tomorrow Check List http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=35164x71865x74949308 Plan for success - do your homework today so you succeed tomorrow and don't feel rushed or forget important things. 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 succeed with your goals. 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> Here is a sample <link>h... Fri, 1 Jan 2021 15:42:15 EST Hello everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x71865x74945003 Chicago,IL Thu, 31 Dec 2020 22:10:39 EST 5 - Win Today Check List http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=35164x71865x74943132 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 make changes. Get ride of the time wasters, bad habits, your rut. Success is found in your new daily routine. Today is the start of your path to fitness and weight loss. Set the goals YOU NEED to accomplish for a successful day and create the daily routine that will get you there. <BR> <BR> Choose how your day will go, with a rou... Thu, 31 Dec 2020 14:44:34 EST 4 – Update Your Page http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=35164x71865x74937304 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... Wed, 30 Dec 2020 12:13:58 EST 3 - Healthy Eating & Nutrition Plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=35164x71865x74929504 <em>249</em> 5% Challenge date Saturday January 9th <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, how much and calories. There are many to choose from - Spark, South Beach, Weight Watchers, American Heart Association, Diabetes D... Tue, 29 Dec 2020 01:23:44 EST 2 - Exercise Plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=35164x71865x74922846 Can you ease into fitness? Could you aim for 20 minutes of daily exercise to gain momentum and surge into the challenge. You can break it into smaller sessions if that helps. But don't mistake being busy for being physically active. You need exercise to have ease of movement and strength to do your daily activities. Be healthy to feel happier. Begin with the end in mind! <BR> <BR> <em>311</em> <em>57</em> <em>23</em> <em>320</em> Exercise <BR> <BR> Resources - Dust off the scal... Sun, 27 Dec 2020 18:32:06 EST 1 - Information & Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=35164x71865x74918088 <em>246</em> We all knew this day was coming... the accountability after the feasting. <BR> <BR> <em>229</em> Welcome 5% Challengers new and returning. The countdown to the Challenge is fun as we gather together and prepare for our next take-off. Please use the countdown activities to plan and prepare yourself for a successful challenge. Take time to think about all you can do, but be realistic and plan for what you really will do. Aim high! <BR> <BR> <em>304</em> If you are a blogger... Sat, 26 Dec 2020 20:04:51 EST New Years Resolutions or Annual Goals? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=35164x71865x74848314 Let's start off 2021 with good intentions and lots of motivation. Aim high! Here are some things to think about. <BR> <BR> Do you make periodic goals? <BR> Is a new year a reset point for you? <BR> What goals are you setting for yourself for 2021? <BR> Why did you choose this goal? <BR> How will you measure your goals? <BR> How motivated are you? <BR> Are you a good cheerleader for yourself? <BR> <BR> If you are a blogger you may want to add this. <BR> <BR> Anything else would you li... Sat, 12 Dec 2020 12:44:11 EST Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x71865x74740224 <link>https://www.dayspring.com/ecards/mes<BR>sage/view/message/2433180-20E9-49B3?ut<BR>m_source=Sailthru&amp;utm_medium=email<BR>&amp;utm_campaign=Ecard%20-%20DaySprin<BR>g%20-%201%20Amazing%20Template </link> Sun, 22 Nov 2020 08:42:38 EST Leaders spots are filled, thank you! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x71865x74735137 <em>576</em> Winter is coming soon! <em>576</em> <BR> <BR> We are already thinking ahead to our winter challenge, and we are recruiting new leaders. If you are interested in leadership for winter, please reply to this thread, and _WARRIOR4LIFE will also get back to you. <BR> <BR> Here are the descriptions of leadership roles available: <BR> ALL Extra Leaders (EL's) will be assigned specific identifiable duties or list of members to friend/support. <BR> <BR> Welcome to Leaders' Team ... Sat, 21 Nov 2020 10:11:16 EST Weight Warriors http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=35146x71865x74725325 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, 19 Nov 2020 16:11:45 EST Walkers, Runners, Joggers & Gadgeteers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=35146x71865x74725323 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, 19 Nov 2020 16:11:30 EST Teddy Bears http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=35146x71865x74725321 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, 19 Nov 2020 16:11:11 EST Starfish http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=35146x71865x74725318 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, 19 Nov 2020 16:10:33 EST Spirited Under Dawgs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=35146x71865x74725317 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, 19 Nov 2020 16:10:16 EST Shooting Stars http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=35146x71865x74725314 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, 19 Nov 2020 16:09:56 EST Rowdy Rebels http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=35146x71865x74725313 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, 19 Nov 2020 16:09:21 EST Firecrackers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=35146x71865x74725312 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, 19 Nov 2020 16:09:06 EST Determined Daisies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=35146x71865x74725310 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, 19 Nov 2020 16:08:46 EST Cloverleafs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=35146x71865x74725309 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, 19 Nov 2020 16:08:24 EST Casual Travelers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=35146x71865x74725307 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, 19 Nov 2020 16:08:03 EST The Awesome A Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=35146x71865x74725304 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, 19 Nov 2020 16:06:57 EST Any Team is Great! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=35146x71865x74725299 Any Team is Great! If you are new/undecided, adventurous or ready to change things up. You will be assigned to a team. Thu, 19 Nov 2020 16:05:44 EST READ ONLY No Posting! How to Pick Your Team! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=35146x71865x74725294 Dec. 30/20 Teams choice closed now. If you have not selected a team yet PLEASE REQUEST AN OPEN SEAT FOR A TEAM. <link>https://bit.ly/3hxjrgQ </link> <BR> <BR> <em>235</em> This is a READ ONLY thread! DO NOT POST HERE - INFORMATION ONLY if you have questions please post them on Daily Check In - Coffee Chat. <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. <BR> <BR> ***AT... Thu, 19 Nov 2020 16:03:59 EST Where Are You From? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x71865x74725121 Please tell us where are you from and something about your country, state, province, city, etc. <BR> <BR> You can use some emoticons to illustrate if you like. <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> <em>280</em> Thu, 19 Nov 2020 15:28:36 EST Buzz Around the Airport - Coffee Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x71865x74725106 Please make a point of checking in each day. Post about anything - what you doing to take care of yourself, entertain yourself, what you are thinking - something funny, an easy recipe you made today, tricks you are teaching your goldfish, a new hobby, a new DIY project ie. home haircut... ANYTHING! <BR> <BR> What is your favorite TV show? What are you binge watching? Favorite video games? Links to online exercise videos you actually DID TODAY! Links to funny videos? Cat videos? How is your p... Thu, 19 Nov 2020 15:26:14 EST