SparkPeople 2021 Spring 5% Challenge Community Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=71959 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 4/03! SparkPeople 2021 Spring 5% Challenge Community Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=71959 Challenge 7 Mussomeli, Italy & Bedtime Routine http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=35382x71959x75716474 This is for information only. PLEASE POST YOUR RESULTS ON YOUR CHALLENGE TEAM PAGE. And post questions and comments on the discussion thread. Thanks! <BR> <em>432</em> Challenge #7 Saturday May 15 - Friday, May 21 <em>432</em> <BR> <em>535</em> DESTINATION - Mussomeli, Italy 6,000 Miles - Bedtime Routine &amp; Social Connection <BR> <BR> The challenge begins on Saturday morning. Exercise &amp; Bedtime Routine &amp; Social Connection done before SATURDAY DOES NOT COUNT!!!! <BR> <BR> ... Thu, 13 May 2021 18:49:52 EST Challenge 6 Melbourne Australia & Social Connect http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=35382x71959x75678765 This is for information only. PLEASE POST YOUR RESULTS ON YOUR CHALLENGE TEAM PAGE. And post questions and comments on the discussion thread. Thanks! <BR> <em>432</em> Challenge #6 Saturday May 8 - Friday, May 14 <em>432</em> <BR> <em>535</em> DESTINATION - Melbourne, Australia 6,000 Miles - Social Connection &amp; First Meal Freggies <BR> <BR> The challenge begins on Saturday morning. Exercise &amp; Social Connection &amp; First Meal Freggies done before SATURDAY DOES NOT COUNT!!!! <... Thu, 6 May 2021 22:16:27 EST Challenge 5 Tokyo Japan & Breakfast Freggie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=35382x71959x75633355 This is for information only. PLEASE POST YOUR RESULTS ON YOUR CHALLENGE TEAM PAGE. And post questions and comments on the discussion thread. Thanks! <BR> <em>432</em> Challenge #5 Saturday May 1 - Friday, May 7 <em>432</em> <BR> <em>535</em> DESTINATION - Tokyo Japan 6,000 Miles - First Meal Freggies &amp; Declutter <BR> <BR> The challenge begins on Saturday morning. Exercise &amp; First Meal Freggies &amp; Declutter done before SATURDAY DOES NOT COUNT!!!! <BR> <BR> Located on a tra... Thu, 29 Apr 2021 00:17:17 EST Challenge 4 Montreal Canada & Declutter http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=35382x71959x75600071 This is for information only. PLEASE POST YOUR RESULTS ON YOUR CHALLENGE TEAM PAGE. And post questions and comments on the discussion thread. Thanks! <BR> <em>432</em> Challenge #4 Saturday April 24 - Friday, April 30 <em>432</em> <BR> <em>535</em> DESTINATION - Montreal Canada 6,000 Miles - Declutter &amp; Calcium <BR> <BR> The challenge begins on Saturday morning. Exercise &amp; Declutter &amp; Calcium done before SATURDAY DOES NOT COUNT!!!! <BR> <BR> Habitat 67 is an apartment com... Thu, 22 Apr 2021 22:15:46 EST Challenge 3 Vatican & Calcium Tracking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=35382x71959x75560873 This is for information only. PLEASE POST YOUR RESULTS ON YOUR CHALLENGE TEAM PAGE. And post questions and comments on the discussion thread. Thanks! <BR> <em>432</em> Challenge #3 Saturday April 17 - Friday, April 23 <em>432</em> <BR> <em>535</em> DESTINATION - Vatican City 6,000 Miles - Calcium &amp; Nutrition Tracking <BR> <BR> The challenge begins on Saturday morning. Exercise &amp; Calcium &amp; Nutrition Tracking done before SATURDAY DOES NOT COUNT!!!! <BR> <BR> In 1447, Pope N... Fri, 16 Apr 2021 00:04:18 EST Nutrition Tracking - how are you doing this week? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=35319x71959x75547003 Let's share how things are going this week. <BR> <BR> Do you usually track your food? <BR> <BR> If yes what is your favorite tracker? <BR> <BR> What is the longest streak you've had tracking? <BR> <BR> Do you post your food before you eat it? Or after? <BR> <BR> What do you learn from tracking? <BR> <BR> Has it helped you lose weight in the past? <BR> <BR> Do you have any questions about the SparkPeople nutrition tracker? <BR> <BR> If you use the SparkPeople trackers do you run the r... Tue, 13 Apr 2021 14:19:50 EST These 3 Simple Changes Helped Diane Lose 128 Pound http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=35319x71959x75532465 Let's visit DIANEDOESSMILES, Diane is one our Overall Challenge Leaders - I've gone from 288 lbs and using a power chair 97% of the time to being able to walk 3 PLUS MILES!! <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po<BR>st=these_3_simple_changes_helped_diane<BR>_lose_128_pounds </link> <BR> <BR> And here she is today <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=DI<BR>ANEDOESSMILES </link> Sat, 10 Apr 2021 23:23:15 EST The Other Half of the Dynamic Duo http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=35319x71959x75524362 SUSIEMT is the other sister on the COVER of Woman's World Magazine, another SparkPeople achiever. She is in maintenance after losing 182 pounds. Please stop by her page and give her some Spark Love. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=SU<BR>SIEMT </link> Fri, 9 Apr 2021 15:07:23 EST Challenge 2 Berkshire England & Nutrition Tracking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=35382x71959x75520814 This is for information only. PLEASE POST YOUR RESULTS ON YOUR CHALLENGE TEAM PAGE. And post questions and comments on the discussion thread. Thanks! <BR> <em>432</em> Challenge #2 Saturday, April 10 - Friday, April 16 <em>432</em> <BR> <em>535</em> DESTINATION - Berkshire, England 6,000 Miles - Nutrition Tracking &amp; Water <BR> <BR> The challenge begins Saturday morning. Exercise &amp; Nutrition Tracking &amp; Water done prior to SATURDAY DOES NOT COUNT!!!!! <BR> <BR> Windsor Castl... Thu, 8 Apr 2021 22:28:07 EST Our Journey To The Cover Of Woman's World Magazine http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=35319x71959x75519761 Wow check out the COVER of Woman's World Magazine to see SparkPeople achievers. These two are in maintenance now, but they both started in the 300's. How great is that! Check out the blog.and hit the like button. Also read her page about her 170 pound weight loss. This achievement deserves a wider Spark audience! <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=6749779 </link> Thu, 8 Apr 2021 18:22:34 EST Weekly Landing Bonus Information!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x71959x75513522 <em>213</em> Hello 2021 Spring 5% Challengers!!! <BR> <BR> <em>235</em> to the 2021 <em>575</em> Spring <em>125</em> 5% Challenge ~ our second 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, 7 Apr 2021 18:27:32 EST Display 5% Challenge Teams on My Spark Page? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x71959x75488139 <em>244</em> <em>249</em> <BR> <BR> How do I get my Challenge Team to show up on my Spark Page? <BR> <BR> You team is set to private and won't show on your SparkPage until you change your settings. <BR> <BR> Instructions #1 <BR> <BR> Click on the Community Tab at the top of your screen. <BR> Next Spark Teams <BR> Manage My Team/Email Settings <BR> Click on ‘Display on SparkPage’ (* see below) <BR> At the top click on ‘Back to All Teams’ <BR> Click on ‘Reorder Your Teams’ to move y... Sat, 3 Apr 2021 10:53:18 EST Challenge 1 Malibu, CA USA & Water http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=35382x71959x75478956 <em>381</em> Buckle up, this first week may be a little bumpy. Please be sure to weigh in 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 post q... Thu, 1 Apr 2021 19:38:40 EST Someone's Got Their Plan in Place http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=35319x71959x75464821 _WARRIOR4LIFE posted her plan and it's inspiring to see how easy it can be. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=6747553 </link> Tue, 30 Mar 2021 10:49:09 EST 18 - Get to Know Teammates http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=35319x71959x75464686 The support and encouragement you find in the 5% Challenges starts with getting to know your teammates. Some of us like to have an accountability partner(s). If you would like to find someone who shares your goals you can post here, then come back and read what others post. Or you can read blogs and find someone you would like to support. Or you go to your team introductions and introduce yourself and you can read the introductions of others. Or send goodies to all you teammates, and particip... Tue, 30 Mar 2021 10:29:48 EST 17 - Let's Get Going! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=35319x71959x75455292 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 2021 Spring 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> Sun, 28 Mar 2021 20:04:53 EST 16 - What's the Best Diet & Exercise Advice http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=35319x71959x75448887 Whether it was medical advice, motivational advice, something you read, or a friend told, or your ideas, etc. - what has helped you do better with fitness and or diet? <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. <BR> <BR> Please check out other Plan for Success topics. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes<BR>sageboard.asp?board=35319x71959 </link> Sat, 27 Mar 2021 18:00:55 EST 15 - Are You Prepared to Reach Your Goals? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=35319x71959x75443142 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> If you are catching up on previous Plan for Success topics please follow this link <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeo... Fri, 26 Mar 2021 18:43:09 EST 14 - Light Your Fire! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=35319x71959x75436162 Motivational Quotes/Mantras <BR> <BR> Prepare yourself for success by having the words that will move you to action and keep you on track for the 8 Weeks of the 5% Challenge. <BR> <BR> What can you tell yourself every morning that will give you a sense of purpose for your day? <BR> <BR> What can you tell yourself when you are thinking of skipping a walk or a workout? <BR> <BR> Is there something you can tell yourself when you are reaching for that second helping or that cookie? <BR> <B... Thu, 25 Mar 2021 13:25:47 EST 13 - Before Picture http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=35319x71959x75430537 <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 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> I do not fuss much how to take th... Wed, 24 Mar 2021 13:14:50 EST 12 - Know Your Numbers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=35319x71959x75425312 Plan for Success Activities are optional. But if you would like to calculate how many daily calories you should consume to meet your 8 week weight loss goal, this will help you. <BR> <BR> <em>189</em> It is important that you know your 5% Challenge goals. <BR> Do the calculations and you can update when the challenge starts. <em>304</em> <BR> <BR> First day of the 5% Challenge: Saturday, April 3rd weigh-in (record weight on your team page) <BR> <BR> Last weigh-in for the 5% Challen... Tue, 23 Mar 2021 14:26:06 EST 11 - Tracking Your Progress With Measurements http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=35319x71959x75422545 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 ... Mon, 22 Mar 2021 23:48:59 EST Awesome A Team Please http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=35316x71959x75420686 I would like to join the Awesome A Team Mon, 22 Mar 2021 17:27:35 EST All me http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x71959x75419518 What is your name or nickname? Theresa <BR> <BR> Your Location: big city near you, province or state, country. Denver Colorado <BR> <BR> What is your favorite spring activity? Enjoying flowers and fresh breezes, coffee on the patio <BR> <BR> If you could travel anywhere in the world (no pandemic), where is it and why? Poland, my maternal side originated there <BR> <BR> What do you like to do for fun, interests, hobbies? Genealogy <BR> <BR> What do you want to accomplish this season? Get... Mon, 22 Mar 2021 12:39:53 EST Would like to join A team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=35316x71959x75419499 Having difficulty figuring out how this works. <BR> <BR> Mon, 22 Mar 2021 12:33:17 EST Wow Someone Made Their 5% _WARRIOR4LIFE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=35319x71959x75419272 _WARRIOR4LIFE's blog is so inspiring, something we all need this spring. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/de864cac-fffa-40f3-adab-691e8ca84ac9.png"> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=6745330 </link> <BR> <BR> Please stop by and cheer her on and hit the like button. Mon, 22 Mar 2021 11:27:53 EST 10 - FYI What Spark Defines as Exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=35319x71959x75416944 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. <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> Reference Guide to Aerobic Exercise <link>https://bit.ly/2YOeo2Y... Sun, 21 Mar 2021 23:46:58 EST Our SparkPeople In House Poet Ladyluk http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=35319x71959x75411678 Thanks Barb for giving us the written word to commemorate our spring challenge. <BR> <BR> Hurry! Don't Delay! <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=6745037 </link> <BR> <BR> Spring is coming! <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=6744124 </link> <BR> <BR> Please stop by say hi, and hit the like button to encourage her. <em>345</em> <BR> <BR> March 23, 2021 Barb's added another poem! ... Sun, 21 Mar 2021 00:12:21 EST is there room on the Clover Leaf team? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=35316x71959x75410960 I would like to weigh in weekly and be held accountable. Sat, 20 Mar 2021 21:27:31 EST 10 reasons I want to lose weight http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=35319x71959x75410651 Today, list 10 reasons you want to lose weight <BR> <BR> 1. Lower my blood pressure <BR> 2. Look better in pictures <BR> 3. Hike with my husband <BR> 4. Get rid of this COVID baby <BR> 5. Decrease stress <BR> 6. Wear my motorcycle leathers comfortably <BR> 7. Ease knee pain <BR> 8. Hang with my grandkids playing <BR> 9. Wear all of the jeans in my closet comfortably <BR> 10. Like what I see in the mirror Sat, 20 Mar 2021 20:14:11 EST 9 - Strategize http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=35319x71959x75408817 Note - the 'Sorting Post on Top' button? Click it to 'Sorting First Post on Top' to make it easier to read the countdown activities, then read other challengers comments. <BR> <BR> Let's learn how to win at losing. Do you know the the 3 main reasons/excuses on why your lifestyle (diet, exercise, sleep, relaxation) 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 Chal... Sat, 20 Mar 2021 12:08:44 EST A Little Something About Me http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x71959x75404680 What is your name or nickname? <BR> My name is Dorothy but I am called Dottie. <BR> <BR> Your Location: <BR> Arden, NC (near Asheville) <BR> <BR> What is your favorite spring activity? <BR> Watching the new life grow. <em>378</em> <em>587</em> <BR> <BR> If you could travel anywhere in the world (no pandemic), where is it and why? <BR> Alaska, I like snow and cold. <em>425</em> <BR> <BR> What do you like to do for fun, interests, hobbies? <BR> Read, <em>203</em> Bible study, sp... Fri, 19 Mar 2021 17:31:18 EST 8 - Triggers & Red Light Foods http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=35319x71959x75403653 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... Fri, 19 Mar 2021 13:12:10 EST 7 - What Can I Do In 8 Weeks - Motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=35319x71959x75400832 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... Thu, 18 Mar 2021 23:31:56 EST Let's SHOW Our 2021 Spring 5% Challenge Badge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=35319x71959x75399138 Let's help others on Sparkpeople to find our team by displaying our new badge of the 2021 Spring 5% Challenge. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f2f1fe5f-aba2-4768-aa0a-a1e139baab27.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 c... Thu, 18 Mar 2021 18:32:19 EST LEADER POSITIONS ARE FILLED FOR SPRING~ THANK YOU http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x71959x75396673 <em>220</em> Are you interested in being a Team Leader? The 5% Challenges is recruiting members who would enjoy branching out this round in a leadership role. <BR> <BR> Currently, we have two spots available: <BR> <BR> EL for the Awesome A Team <BR> ML for the Casual Travelers <BR> <BR> If you're looking for a new opportunity this round, and feel you're ready to step into a leadership role, please respond to this thread and I will contact you via SparkMail to talk about the positions wi... Thu, 18 Mar 2021 08:02:16 EST 6 - Win Tomorrow Check List http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=35319x71959x75395384 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... Wed, 17 Mar 2021 23:37:17 EST How to Find My Way Around Here? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x71959x75382520 1) Did you select a team you would like to join? <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes<BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=35316x71959 x75302211 </link> <BR> <BR> 2) Did you introduce yourself to the team? Read a few introductions? <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes<BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x71959x75<BR>302085 </link> <BR> <BR> 3) If you like you can do the PLAN FOR SUCCESS - totally optional <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes... Mon, 15 Mar 2021 17:39:24 EST 5 - Win Today Check List http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=35319x71959x75382483 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... Mon, 15 Mar 2021 17:32:55 EST 4 – Update Your Page http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=35319x71959x75378739 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... Mon, 15 Mar 2021 00:32:27 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x71959x75374754 Good morning. My name is Kathy and I live in Woodstock, VT. I’ve been a Sparkie for something like 8 years and am currently on maintenance. I am not much of a joiner but this challenge interests me....as does Spring. We have a BowFlex and a NordicTrack S22i bike allowing me to exercise without a gym. I am pretty active but will enjoy a group challenge like this Sun, 14 Mar 2021 08:56:03 EST JUST FOR FUN! ~ Time to connect! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x71959x75374745 <em>213</em> Good Morning! I thought it would be fun to see what our 5% Challenge Community 'History' really looks like. Many, MANY of us have been with the 5% Challenges since the beginning. @KALISWALKER can confirm, but - I believe that it was this time of year in 2010 that the Challenges actually began. <BR> <BR> So here goes: <BR> 1. Are you new to the 5% Challenges? If so - GREAT ... take a look at our L-O-N-G history on SP and use some of the people that have posted here to co... Sun, 14 Mar 2021 08:52:57 EST 3 - Healthy Eating & Nutrition Plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=35319x71959x75371392 <em>249</em> 5% Challenge date Saturday April 3rd <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, DASH, Diabet... Sat, 13 Mar 2021 15:05:25 EST Should be a Motivating Member CSEGUIN2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=35319x71959x75367802 There are different categories for nominating a potential new 'Motivating Member' and we could check all the boxes here. For instance, she has a very inspiring story, and is quite involved in the 5% Community, and has lost 116.6 pounds! <BR> <BR> CSEGUIN2 had very serious health issues, and was near death. But she's worked hard and stuck to her health plan. Her goals are quite simple - 'lose weight, eat healthy, get active and be better than I have been.' <BR> <BR> Let's cheer her on and h... Fri, 12 Mar 2021 21:43:00 EST 2 - Exercise Plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=35319x71959x75366375 Can you ease into fitness now? 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, strength to do your daily activities, sleep better, be happier, and not age prematurely. Begin with the end in mind! <BR> <BR> <em>311</em> <em>57</em> <em>23</em> <em>320</em> <em>332</em> <BR> <BR>... Fri, 12 Mar 2021 16:01:35 EST Please let SparkPeople know what you think http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=35319x71959x75362437 There is a topic in Community to discuss Popular Blogs &amp; Motivating Members <BR> <BR> Please SparkPeople - We need diversity of writers and themes! <BR> <BR> DIANEDOESSMILES - I have talked to other members of sparks and we are wondering something. Each day it's the same 5 to 8 people who always have the TOP mention of "Featured Blogs". <BR> <BR> - those who get the popular votes, and these ones amass many followers. It's very discouraging to have a featured blog... buried behind some ... Thu, 11 Mar 2021 20:55:10 EST 1 - Information & Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=35319x71959x75359814 <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 actually will do. Aim high! <BR> <BR> <em>304</em> If you are a blogger please mention the 2021 Spring 5% Challenge and invite your friends to join. You can use the 'Sha... Thu, 11 Mar 2021 10:51:02 EST Motivation & Plan for Success http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=35316x71959x75350499 Meet the newest SparkPeople's Motivator! <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> Monaca! <em>242</em> <BR> <BR> Please visit Monaca's page. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=MO<BR>NAKIN314 </link> Tue, 9 Mar 2021 16:01:49 EST Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x71959x75335092 I'm so sorry. Using my phone I accidentally created a topic. Please delete! I don't know how. <BR> <BR> Hello Gorgeous Teammates! <BR> <BR> Renewed interest in taking better care of me. Haven't done well in the mlm past decade, get discouraged and quit just to begin again. Working for consistency and a just do it mindset. Thank you for considering me. Sat, 6 Mar 2021 17:54:40 EST 3 Top Things I want to do when.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x71959x75334341 When we are thru this nasty virus I want to <BR> <BR> 1) hug all my family and friends <BR> 2) go to music bingo with my friends <BR> 3) invite friends over for a BBQ <BR> 4) celebrate everything and anything! <BR> 5) use all my gift cards for restaurants, first go the Keg for a steak dinner Sat, 6 Mar 2021 15:05:07 EST Weight Warriors http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=35316x71959x75302282 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> Mon, 1 Mar 2021 10:47:44 EST Walkers, Runners, Joggers & Gadgeteers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=35316x71959x75302280 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> Mon, 1 Mar 2021 10:47:25 EST Teddy Bears http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=35316x71959x75302278 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> Mon, 1 Mar 2021 10:46:57 EST Starfish http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=35316x71959x75302276 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> Mon, 1 Mar 2021 10:46:39 EST Spirited Under Dawgs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=35316x71959x75302270 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> Mon, 1 Mar 2021 10:46:24 EST Shooting Stars http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=35316x71959x75302265 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> Mon, 1 Mar 2021 10:46:02 EST Rowdy Rebels http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=35316x71959x75302260 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> Mon, 1 Mar 2021 10:45:47 EST Firecrackers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=35316x71959x75302254 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> Mon, 1 Mar 2021 10:45:11 EST Determined Daisies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=35316x71959x75302252 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> Mon, 1 Mar 2021 10:44:54 EST Cloverleafs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=35316x71959x75302249 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> Mon, 1 Mar 2021 10:44:24 EST Casual Travelers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=35316x71959x75302237 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> Mon, 1 Mar 2021 10:42:48 EST The Awesome A-Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=35316x71959x75302229 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> Mon, 1 Mar 2021 10:41:18 EST Any Team is Great! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=35316x71959x75302221 Any Team is Great! If you are new/undecided, adventurous or ready to change things up. You will be assigned to a team. Mon, 1 Mar 2021 10:40:00 EST READ ONLY No Posting! How to Pick Your Team! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=35316x71959x75302211 March 24th - If you are not yet on a team click on this link to sign up. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes<BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=35316x71959<BR>x75428955 </link> <BR> <BR> Ignore the what is below. Thank you. <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 i... Mon, 1 Mar 2021 10:37:53 EST 3 Things to Be Happy About Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x71959x75302143 no rain <BR> back on track with diet <BR> talked with kids Mon, 1 Mar 2021 10:25:43 EST