SparkPeople Leaving 200-Ville Team Messageboard For members who are trying to leave the 200's and move on to the 190's. We are focused on moving to "One"derland! You are welcome to visit but don't plan on staying to long! SparkPeople Leaving 200-Ville Team Messageboard Pound by Pound:200 I made it down to the lobby this morning! <em>243</em> Now the waiting game <em>12</em> begins. <em>386</em> <em>306</em> Sat, 21 Apr 2018 07:34:53 EST Halfway House I'm halfway through this ville &amp; so happy! <em>334</em> Starting to see Lobby> I can't wait to see a 1 in front of my weight. Sat, 7 Apr 2018 07:18:07 EST Auf Wiedersehen! Au revoir! Arrivaderci! Well, I did it before the end of the year! I can now pretty much officially say I am out of here! <BR> <BR> I'm sure that your weight probably fluctuates like mine does. Well, it went up the other day, hit 199 something, and then went down to another record low of 196.8! So I think that I'm good. I don't want to see that 2 in front of my weight ever again (unless perhaps it gets there because I'm holding something, wearing excessive clothing or weights, or end up having another baby... b... Thu, 22 Dec 2016 21:10:15 EST 200-VILLE FITNESS CENTER Welcome to the state of the art 200-ville fitness center....we have it all! Treadmills, Aerobic classes, yoga, pilates, indoor pool, indoor track, cardio machines, weight machines, free weights,you name it we got it. <BR> <BR> Make sure you register at the desk with the exercise you've done today! Thu, 14 Jul 2016 23:10:00 EST 200-Ville Fitness Center Welcome to the state of the art 200-ville fitness center....we have it all! Treadmills, Aerobic classes, yoga, pilates, indoor pool, indoor track, cardio machines, weight machines, free weights,you name it we got it. <BR> <BR> Make sure you register at the desk with the exercise you've done today! Thu, 14 Jul 2016 22:55:44 EST WHAT DID YOU SPIN TODAY? How many points did you get on the Spark wheel today? Thu, 14 Jul 2016 22:18:07 EST just trying my best I'm trying my best to get out of the 200's. Thu, 14 Jul 2016 20:35:55 EST What floor are you on? I'm currently living on the 11th floor. I heard the 10th floor apartments are much nicer, so I hope to move soon! Wed, 14 Aug 2013 13:07:43 EST What's your weather like today? <em>67</em> It's hot here in Vanzant, Missouri today but we are expecting some light showers. Could use that because the humidity was too much for me on Thursday. Sat, 15 Jun 2013 10:17:18 EST Did you workout today? What workout did you do today for at least 10 minutes? Sat, 15 Jun 2013 10:11:49 EST Show how you feel today with an Emoticon <em>244</em> Sun, 2 Jun 2013 12:57:30 EST JUNE 2013 CHALLENGE Hello Team! <BR> <BR> The challenge for this month is to drop at least 4 pounds in 30 days. That is at least 1 pound a week. Right now I'm at 230 so my goal is to be at least 226 by June 30th. Who's with me on this? Please post your starting weight and you can post weekly or at the end of the month! Happy Sparking Team! <em>381</em> Sat, 1 Jun 2013 21:26:19 EST Daily Spark Wheel Points 7 and 5 today <em>41</em> Sat, 1 Jun 2013 21:12:15 EST Hello 200-Ville! Let's Do This Thing!! Hello Everyone! <BR> <BR> I want to WELCOME you all to the team! It's been my goal to get to 200 for quite a while now, and as the new leader of this team I know look to work harder and focus more on reaching this goal. It's been quite some years since I was under 200. I know that so many people struggle to get to one der land and hopefully we can inspire each other to reach our goals. I look forward to your input and inspirations. Please feel free to post your goals and any posts you m... Sun, 26 May 2013 13:02:12 EST Feb chat Hello! Sun, 3 Feb 2013 22:53:37 EST Jan 2013 chat Welcome to a new year, will i be alone this month? Wed, 2 Jan 2013 09:23:36 EST Peace out, 200ville! Been under 200 for a few weeks pretty consistently, so I'm checking out 196 and on my way to 189!! Mon, 3 Dec 2012 15:29:39 EST December Chat! It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Sat, 1 Dec 2012 08:13:13 EST NOVEMBER CHAT Hi <BR> today I walked to church <BR> <BR> I am still working on leaving this town Sun, 4 Nov 2012 13:54:48 EST Down from 210-ville Hello, I'm here from 210-ville and hoping for a quick stop over. I'm more than ready to be under 200 lbs. Tue, 9 Oct 2012 15:32:15 EST Share your Motivation Secrets! Share you secret with us! What little tricks do you use to motivate yourself! <BR> <BR> I like to challenge myself to beat a previous self record. Mon, 1 Oct 2012 21:52:50 EST October Chat Times Welcome to October. Are you closer to Onederland? Do you have any great hints to share, any down moments we can support you with? Let's encourage and support each other and share what is going on with us! Mon, 1 Oct 2012 21:49:57 EST September Chats of the Journey! I hope that you had an enjoyable journey in August. We have had several members leave our fair city and enter Onederland. Will this be your month to change your residence? Let us know what is happening in your world. <BR> I have been doing great with riding my recumbent bike this summer and I am planning on continuing on through the fall. <em>465</em> My health numbers have been good although I have had some health glitches along the way. I am enjoying more ST with my Chair Dancing DVD's an... Sat, 1 Sep 2012 16:27:33 EST Hello from California Greetings!! My name is Jocelyn and I live in Northern California. I'm 41 and have about 65 lbs. to lose. At the beginning of June I was 221, and as of today I am 212.8. <BR> <BR> Looking forward to chatting with all of you and getting out of the 200s!!! Fri, 24 Aug 2012 18:31:04 EST AUGUST 2012 Challenge Good morning Sparkers! Here is your challenge for AUGUST 2012 (August 6-31)! <BR> <BR> 1: Blog at least 2 times per week about your journey. How are you feeling? How can we help you? What do you want to change? What have you changed so far that you are proud of? Post a reply to this thread with the link to your blog so we can provide support and encouragement! <BR> <BR> 2: Add 10 minutes of exercise, either cardio or strength training, to your weekly workout. Make sure to post here when you... Mon, 6 Aug 2012 07:23:01 EST August Chit Chat We are over half way through the year. How is your plan going to leave 200Ville. How is your day going? Can we help or lend support? Let's stop here and support and encourage each other to our goal. <em>9</em> Sun, 5 Aug 2012 11:12:41 EST Chat Lane 2012 Let's begin a new chat and see if we can stay in touch and help each other on to Onederland. What is helping you? How was your day? Do you need a <em>216</em> Tell us all about it! Sun, 29 Jul 2012 13:34:40 EST Have You Huddled Today! Let's express our Team Spirit! Leave an emoticon to let us know that you have huddled. <BR> <em>321</em> Sun, 29 Jul 2012 13:31:17 EST On My way to Onderland I will______ today! On my way to Onederland I will increase my exercise by 5 minutes today! Sun, 15 Jul 2012 18:02:45 EST Hello from South Florida Just wanted to say a quick hello...I have lots of emotional issues to deal with and I am looking forward to whatever help I can get from you guys! Tue, 15 May 2012 22:09:12 EST DAILY CHAT Well it's all planned. Going to lose 5lbs a month and hit my healthy BMI on 4/1/2013. I've been on this 3rd floor for quite a while. Made reservations on the 2nd floor for March 1, 2012. Wishing all a Healthy New Year! Sat, 31 Dec 2011 10:07:31 EST How much do you weigh? (12/8/11) It says that there are 501 members of this team. I'm wondering how much everyone weighs. <BR> <BR> <em>192</em> <em>11</em> <em>193</em> <BR> <BR> I'll start. I started this SP journey on 1/3/11 at 230 pounds and am now at 184.5 pounds. How about you?? <BR> <BR> <em>192</em> <em>11</em> <em>193</em> <BR> <BR> JULIE <BR> Team Leader of the Leaving 200-ville Team Thu, 8 Dec 2011 12:45:52 EST incredible with dukan Hi all, i'm Kate and i've been on spark people for a couple of months, transitioning from 1.5 years of Weight Watchers where i made good progress and lost 25 lbs but got stuck at 208 and plateaued between 203 - 208 for eight months. So i signed on to SparkPeople to track my fitness, water and food intake, and find the community support is a real blessing. The people are SO kind on this site. Thank you for being here! <BR> <BR> I joined OA about six weeks ago & love it. It helps me identify m... Sat, 3 Dec 2011 19:57:26 EST About 0.7 pounds away from Onderland. So I'll probably be here for a few more months, knowing my body. *sigh* Wed, 23 Nov 2011 03:07:22 EST struggling :-( so i have gained back some weight. I weighed last sunday at 221. Well i bought the active 2 game for wii and have been playing it. First few days i worked out about 15-20 mins, well yesterday i workedout 40 mins as well as i didnt eat past 3 pm. I had to work late shift last night so i know i burned off more cals at work as well. Today i get up and weigh in and i am almost at 225. Kinda discouraging since i am trying really hard to tone up and get in shape. I guess i am going to stop eating p... Thu, 13 Oct 2011 09:38:52 EST DAILY CHAT Homebound due to Irene, still high wind and flash flood warnings. I'm keeping an eye on a very large tree in the back yard. Sun, 28 Aug 2011 12:08:04 EST Daily Chat - Friday 8/26/11 TGIF Everyone! <BR> I just found 200-Ville yesterday! Finally went to the docs and now my BP is up. He has me returning montlhy last visit BP med was increased and he gave me ok to go to the gym. I'm pretty much stuck in the 235 range so guess I'm on the 3rd floor of this hotel! Just came in from doing about an hour of heavy yard work and I put some of the loose items away so Irene doesn't blow them away!!! Fri, 26 Aug 2011 13:04:32 EST ARRRRGGG HHHH!!!! Day 5 on my diet, and its the 1st time I cheated! I'm so pissed at myself.... but it was so good!!! Dangit. I had a couple small handfuls of my girls M&M's after their dr. appt today. *Sigh* <BR> <BR> The GREAT news is that I know exactly why I allowed it to happen... because we were at a last minute dr.s appt that went longer then expected and I missed lunch, so I was STARVING. I opened the fridge to find myself a fast lunch fix (at 530pm!) and there they were... sitting right on the... Thu, 11 Aug 2011 22:06:08 EST I feel like I am doing something wrong. Hello everyone, I hope everyone is well and having a great time working toward there goal. I wanted to check in with people and see if anyone has/is going through the same thing. I feel like I am not losing weight fast enough, I know, I know good things come to those who wait and everything comes with time but I actually feel like I'm doing something wrong. I would say for a solid 2 months now I have been going to the gym at least 3 days a week if not 4 or 5 days and burning anywhere between ... Tue, 9 Aug 2011 12:27:40 EST Bye everyone! Looks like I will be under 200 for my Saturday morning weight-in. I am glad that my stay in 200-Ville was short lived! I pray that you all will be in 190-ville very soon! <BR> <BR> Stick to it. To your own self be true. Wed, 1 Jun 2011 10:00:12 EST LABOR DAY 2011 Challenge Seeking challenge takers - who wants to leave 200-Ville by Labor Day 2011? It is a little over 13 wks...basically the whole summer...until Labor Day. Plenty of time to eat better, exercise more, and really focus on getting under 200 lbs. Even if you know you won't be under 200 why not take the challenge? Post under this topic OR sparkmail me if you want to join the challenge. I'll be sharing tips under this topic and weekly encouragement - challengers can post success and struggle too. Let's ... Tue, 31 May 2011 11:07:48 EST Daily chat for 5/20/11 Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I just thought I would start this thread for anyone who wants to chat! This group is kind of quiet and I thought it would be good if we could all share with each other what our status is and what we're doing to move out of this group and down to the 190-ville team. <BR> <BR> I'll start. <em>30</em> I joined the Biggest Loser Challenge (BLC) here and it is great. There are teams and challenges and contests and everyone helps everyone out. I highly recommend it. ... Fri, 20 May 2011 13:55:31 EST living on the platou Insulin has taken its revenge. I dropped 12 pounds almost overnight and then - BAM. It all ended. At 213lb, I have been using my base resting calorie rate of 2000 cal per day. My daily calorie intake has averaged less than 1400 per day and NOTHING. My doctor is not surprised as this is a side effect of insulin. Any ideas out there? <em>39</em> Sat, 14 May 2011 15:56:46 EST Checking out! Moving to new resort in Onederland! I made it......... <em>9</em> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> Now to see which hotel I want to stay at while at the Onederland Resort. <BR> <BR> I will come back till the end of April to help the new Hotel 200Ville managers have a chance to adjust to their new job. Fri, 25 Mar 2011 18:06:02 EST Checking Out and Moving On My stay was short and sweet, but enjoyable. Hope to see you all in 190-ville soon. Fri, 4 Mar 2011 14:26:51 EST 200+ for too long. Hi everyone. I'm Meredith. When I graduated high school (I'm a senior in college now), I was 190 pounds. From there, things went south. Well, my weight went north, I guess. I've never been able to get back down below 200. I'm currently 233, down from 256 two summers ago (Summer of 2009). That feels great, but my lowest 200 weight was 220, and I'm struggling just to get back to that. To get below that, even. <BR> <BR> So I guess I've come to the right place, and I'm excited to meet people, t... Wed, 16 Feb 2011 14:12:23 EST Happy Hour at the Community Club What's your preference? <BR> <BR> <em>106</em> Dr. Oz' Antioxident Green tea <BR> <em>271</em> Energizing Coffee <BR> <em>274</em> Sparkling Fresh Water <BR> <em>181</em> Heart Healthy Red Wine <BR> <BR> Help your self to the Snacks! <BR> <em>289</em> <em>277</em> <em>474</em> <em>291</em> <em>291</em> <em>45</em> <BR> <BR> Let us know how your day went and because it is Happy Hour (a time to kick back and rest) be sure to tell us at least one thing that made you very happy ... Sun, 30 Jan 2011 21:49:33 EST Renew Enthusiasm Daily Hi, my name is Lisa and I just arrived here at 200-ville this morning. I imagine I will be here about a year or so and I'm ok with that. As I pass through this place, I hope I can help renew enthusiasm daily (RED) for myself and others. Since joining on the first of the year, I have been continuously sparked! The support is AWESOME! <BR> <BR> Have a fantastic week! Sat, 29 Jan 2011 20:49:26 EST What Are You Thankful For this "Thankgi ing"2010 ? I am thankful for : God , my salvation, my family , friends and my spark friends . & the many blessing's that God has given me and continues to each and everyday . <BR> <BR> Have a Very Happy and joyful Thanksgiving <em>223</em> 's <BR> <BR> God Bless ! <BR> <BR> Team Leader.....Barbie Sun, 21 Nov 2010 13:57:04 EST Weigh-in Weekly Good (or) Bad Ok Team , Let's start out this coming Monday November 22 , 2010 . <BR> Weigh yourself and post your current weight here along with your goal weight / weekly. <BR> I think this will help us to work even harder to reach those little goal(s) that we set for are self . Plus help us to reach that final goal as well , so what if your weight tracker does not show what you post , right now that does not matter . All that matters is that we are working as a Team to help one another win this weight l... Sat, 20 Nov 2010 18:33:18 EST 7-Day BootCamp Nov. 15th to Nov. 21st "2010" Here is the link to go to for the daily videos to workout with on are 7-Day BootCamp Challege . <BR> <link><BR>_articles.asp?id=1102 </link> <BR> <BR> After each day's workout come back and post and let us know how you did . I can not wait to hear from you ! <BR> <BR> As always stay hydrated and keep moving & keep your portions under control , before you know it you will be closer to you goal(s) <BR> <BR> Team Leader <BR> Barbie..... <em>465</em> Mon, 15 Nov 2010 15:59:46 EST Daily / Weekly Step Count Oct. 18th til ? Here is where you can post your daily / weekly steps. <BR> This will be fun and easy to do , so I look forward to seeing and hearing your progress daily as well as weekly. This will be a on-going challege for the duration of are weight loss journey . <BR> <BR> Best Wishes and Lets Start Counting ! <BR> <BR> Team Leader <BR> Barbie Mon, 18 Oct 2010 09:31:18 EST New Team Leader "Barbie" Hello Everyone <em>213</em> <BR> I just was chosen to be your new team leader , as your new team leader I will do my very best to come up with something new each week. At anytime if any of you have any suggestions for something new for us to do as well . Please feel free to let me know , afterall we are a team and we need to stick together to help one another through this. I look forward to meeting you all so please stop by my page or spark mail me anytime. Together I hope we can keep this... Mon, 18 Oct 2010 07:30:01 EST September chat?! I know some of you are alive because I can see you checking in and out! <BR> <BR> Let's talk here, too. I am wanting to bust out of this place and could use some good company. Wed, 8 Sep 2010 14:52:12 EST Hi All I'm entering week two of my SparkPeople experience. I've have lived in 200-ville for the past 8 years and I'm ready to officially relocate. Two years ago I weighed in at 242, my heaviest, and today I weighed in a 208. SparkPeople has certainly given me the boost I've needed to progress towards this much anticipated goal. I'm so close I can taste it! :) I so happy to be a part of a community of positive people who have similar goals. So, as I make my official exit from 2hundville by letting go... Mon, 21 Jun 2010 14:19:27 EST Juicing Program and Running Hey all!! <BR> I have been in a plateau for months now and I am desperate to break free. Because of this I am seriously thinking on trying the "Juicing Program". Where I make juice out of veggies and fruits. <BR> The thing is, I have two concerns. <BR> 1st - I am hooked to my cardio. Will this program change my energy level? I don't want to decrease my cardio. To me, that is the heart of everything I do. <BR> 2nd - How do I start with the program?? I have heard a lot about it, but I haven't ... Wed, 2 Jun 2010 14:10:54 EST Hopefully by next month... Hi, my name is Sandy. I'm 20 years old. I have big dreams of being able to run a few miles without walking and wearing a bikini haha. Hopefully, in a month I will finally be able to say goodbye to 200-ville. It's been a long time since I've been anywhere else. I'm sure that like most people here, getting under 200 pounds is the first and most exciting goal of their weight loss plan. As of right now, I am 216 lbs. Was 230 to begin with. I'm getting closer and closer :) <BR> <BR> Wed, 14 Apr 2010 12:54:14 EST I am stuck I started again about 3 weeks ago. I started at 210 and I cant seem to get anywhere! I am really getting discouraged. I have been at the gym almost everyday for the last 3 weeks and I have only lost 3 lbs! I did loose 2 inches on my waist but why is the scale not moving!?!?!?!?! I am so disappointed in myself. I don't know what I am doing wrong? <em>39</em> Sat, 3 Apr 2010 08:48:53 EST Money Jar Challenge This is how it works. <BR> Find an empty jar and poke a hole in it big enough for quarters. <BR> You have the opportunity to put 1 dollar a day in that jar. <BR> Here's how you earn that dollar. <BR> Get four plain plastic magnets that you can write on. Label them as follows: <BR> Sleep <BR> Workout <BR> Calories <BR> Weight loss <BR> <BR> Each night before you go to bed put all four magnets in a starting place. (one side of the fridge, I have a magnetic calendar and I put them in a blank ... Fri, 2 Apr 2010 01:37:55 EST Start a streak today I challenge everybody in 200-ville to go to the start a streak manager (my tools-then click on sparkstreaks) and start a streak. <BR> Make up something easy or use one of our team goals or something brand new and challenging. <BR> Then come back here and let us know how your doing. <BR> <BR> I've put most of our team challenge goals on there along with my current 30 Day Shred program on there. Wed, 31 Mar 2010 10:31:08 EST Biggest Loser I want to join or start a challenge group. I desperately need to loose some weight before I kill myself by over eating. I am especially addicted to picking up quick meals. I currently weigh about 230. My size 18 pants no longer fit. I am stuck wearing lycra and it does not look good for me. Wed, 31 Mar 2010 09:37:03 EST Great Team for Daily Challenges Take a look at the QuickFire Challenge team. We could get some start a streak challenges going and see if we can't get ourselves out of here. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ndividual.asp?gid=31185 </link> Wed, 31 Mar 2010 01:19:26 EST 30 Day Shred Anybody doing Jillian Michaels' 30 Day Shred. <BR> Just finished day 1. I figure why not give it a shot. Break up the monotony I've been doing for the past 3 years. I'm skeptical about only doing a 20 minutes work out though. Wed, 31 Mar 2010 00:28:31 EST Bios Stole this from 190-ville. Let me know if you have any questions we should add. Maybe something quirky or silly. <BR> <BR> Tell us about you - <BR> <BR> <BR> SP NAME: <BR> <BR> AGE: <BR> <BR> WHAT IS YOUR GOAL WEIGHT: <BR> <BR> WHEN WOULD YOU LIKE TO REACH YOUR GOAL WEIGHT: <BR> <BR> MARITAL STATUS: <BR> <BR> KIDS: <BR> <BR> PETS: <BR> <BR> WHERE WERE YOU BORN: <BR> <BR> WHERE DO YOU LIVE: <BR> <BR> HOBBIES: <BR> <BR> <BR> FAVORITE FOOD: <BR> <BR> FAVORITE VEGGIE: <BR> <BR> ... Tue, 30 Mar 2010 01:27:09 EST Hello 200-ville Well I know i'm *somewhere* in 200-ville. Been avoiding the scale and refuse to step on it at night after a day of eating. :P So tomorrow i will dutifully step on and wince. But I'm happy to be here, to find a team that concentrates on the small-ish but oh-so-important goal of breaking 200! I've done it a couple times in the past few actual trouble spot is 190. So let's hope I can leave 200-ville soon and then leave 190-ville for good! Tue, 30 Mar 2010 01:10:17 EST What's it gonna take? All right folks, I have fluctuated up and down this team for 2 years. Maybe more, not sure. Point is some of us have been in this team forever. It's time for us to band together and blow this town. Whatya say? <BR> Question are we going to do it? <BR> Give me your ideas and we'll see what we can implement from right here, right now. <BR> Give us and idea and we'll start working on a way to make it happen right away. <BR> <BR> Let's get out of here and not look back. <BR> ... Thu, 25 Mar 2010 11:53:35 EST Checking in to the hotel! Hi Everyone I'm Star! I am offically checking in! I started my journey in 240ville and am glad to be here, but I must admit I will be even happier to leave here! hehe <BR> <BR> I'm looking to make new friends to join onderland with! Tue, 23 Mar 2010 11:12:49 EST new member seems like i diet counting calories for me is 1200 a day & i'm not loosing any weight & inches what else can i do ??to get this weigh down without starving myself / i have arthristis 7 don;t feel like excirising also Thu, 11 Mar 2010 22:46:28 EST Is it just me or is te 200 mark like a giant wall? A year ago I got to 202 and went back up to 224 before starting SP in the fall. I was almost there at New Year's (my goal), but ate and gained. Actually got to 197 in January, then went back up. <BR> <BR> To me, this giant wall is made of bricks and some sort of elastic material that grabs me when I make it to the other side and throws me back over. If I have this good a visual of the 200 pound line, then I must also come up with a better visual of how I'm going to smash through it and dest... Thu, 18 Feb 2010 11:48:34 EST SO CLOSE! I weighed in at 200.2 this morning, so exciting! I'm hoping to see those 190s if I work hard this weekend. <em>244</em> Fri, 12 Feb 2010 07:56:08 EST Not brand new but coming back... Hey guys, I am back. I have had a 'rough' winter and put a few lbs back on and now here I am again. I never made it ALL the way out of 200-ville and now I am further away than I was but I am fighting like heck to do it! My lowest was 209 back last summer then I lost it - don't know who/what/when/where/why but dang, I put some back on! My first time in 2 yrs of backtracking and now I am furious and fighting! So, I have about 30 lbs to go and right now my goal is to get down to 209 again.....k... Wed, 3 Feb 2010 21:01:48 EST Check out purslane Purslane just happens to contain alpha-linolenic acid, one of the highly sought-after Omega-3 fatty acids. Why pay money for fish oil when you can grow your own Omega-3 fatty acids as part of your edible landscaping? Especially when it takes little effort to grow purslane, since it does grow like a weed. Tue, 26 Jan 2010 02:57:14 EST Dirty Little Motivation Secrets I stole this off the homepage. I think this could be a good motivator and we should each post one reason a week. Have fun with this one guys. <BR> <BR> Ok, we all know the reasons we do this. Get healthy, fight off weight related illnesses, live longer. Blah Blah Blah. <BR> <BR> Tell us the real reasons....... Thu, 21 Jan 2010 14:08:06 EST Out of here in 2010-how are you going to do it? Let us know how you are planning to get out of 200-ville. <BR> Think about the things that held you back in 2009 and let us know what you are going to do to change it/overcome it. Wed, 20 Jan 2010 00:21:38 EST New Year-New Priorities Let's shake stuff up folks. I'm thinking with the new year we should change up some of the sticky topics and maybe reprioritize a little. <BR> <BR> What do ya'll want to see at the top of the message boards? <BR> <BR> I think that our priority should be getting the heck out of town, so I moved the good by 200-ville topic up to the top. <BR> It's no longer 2009, so I took the sticky off of the dump off the pounds 2009 topic. Any suggestions on what we put up to replace it? <BR> <BR> Let... Tue, 19 Jan 2010 13:27:46 EST Clean Eating magazine The new Jan/Feb issue of Clean Eating is out and its all about comfort food. The recipes are wholesome and the ultimate in diet friendly; and they look more delicious than any I've seen in the mag so far. Check it out. This is the magazine that introduced me to quinoa and its delicious. Mon, 28 Dec 2009 01:08:32 EST Tips for Clean Eating These tips are from a series of tips that are scattered throughout the Clean Eating magazine. <BR> <BR> #2 Eat mindfully. Love food more, not less. Engage all five senses while eating. Notice the apprearance, inhale the aroma and savor the taste and texture. <BR> <BR> #34 Built to last. Refrgerated after opening, mustards and soy sauces last one year, natural nut betters six montsh, three months for salad dressings and one month for salsas. <BR> <BR> #48 Chow down. It may seem cont... Mon, 28 Dec 2009 01:06:10 EST I stopped using the elevator Hi and Merry christmas to all. I have lost close to 95 pounds and well I have been stuck in this hotel since July - I have been around 205 for most of that time. the fifth floor is nice but then the holidays came a nd Have gained a few back and I am not making the weight loss define me. I am now a runner and have lost many inches since july even though I haven't lost any pounds - I might be in a mainteneace mode. I mean I have been the same weight for almost 6 months and since I used to weigh... Sat, 26 Dec 2009 23:58:16 EST Bento boxes The BF sent me this super nifty Bento Lunch box thing, now my question is....Does anybody do Bento and have any recipes or ideas. While he's gone for the next several months I would love to plan out some meals to take to work and get kind of elaborate with it. Sat, 26 Dec 2009 23:26:00 EST I am checking out! I hope to see you all soon in Onederland! Tue, 8 Dec 2009 09:56:40 EST Chat Line Come here for a little conversation. Anything goes folks. If you don't see a place for whatever you want to talk about then bring it here. We gotta keep the communication up through the holidays so the twinkly lights don't blind us and make us eat too much. Fri, 13 Nov 2009 13:22:44 EST Help Line I've seen this on a few other teams and I thought we could try it out here. <BR> <BR> This is the emergency thread. Not sure how this will go through the holidays but here goes. <BR> <BR> If you need somebody to talk to or you just need to be talked out of inhaling a cheesecake or anything that you think someone may be able to help with, come here. <BR> <BR> I encourage everyone to check this thread periodically in case anybody needs some quick support. <BR> <BR> Tue, 10 Nov 2009 13:33:13 EST Pound By Pound: 200 Its right there, you can reach out and touch it....190-ville. Are you going to grab it or are you going to rest on that butt you've been working so hard on? <BR> <BR> LAST CHANCE WORKOUT BABY!! Amp it up in all areas. Pump harder, run faster, workout longer and hydrate hydrate hydrate. This is where you're gonna shine. Push through that video that's been challenging you. Grind out every last repetition and don't back down for a second. It's time to kick your own ass out of this hotel!... Sun, 8 Nov 2009 23:39:24 EST Pound By Pound: 201 You can almost smell 190-ville. You've been working so hard. Time to relax. Take a breather. Get a facial. Take a soak. Stick to your diet and exercise routine, but take a few minutes every day to do something nice for yourself. <BR> Make sure you are getting enough sleep. There are three prongs on that fitness fork. Exercise, healthy eating habits, and rest. <BR> While you are sleeping your body is repairing itself from the work and stress of the day. Tiny tears in the muscle th... Sun, 8 Nov 2009 23:34:37 EST Pound By Pound: 202 Wow, look how close you are! <BR> Now let's walk it off. Add a short walk to your day. If you already walk regularly add some speed time or distance. Remember to push off with the back leg to give that booty a lift. Take your dog with you. He'll love you for it. Sun, 8 Nov 2009 23:26:40 EST Pound By Pound: 203 Look at you, you're almost there. By now you've noticed a difference in the way your clothes fit from when you first got to town. <BR> Time to work on posture and flexibility. Find a good yoga routine or just a general stretching routine. Cathe Friedrich and Karen Voight both have a good stretch video out. <BR> Yoga is also a good way to improve posture and flexibility. <BR> Increased flexibility will make every thing you do just a little bit easier and good posture makes you look thinne... Sun, 8 Nov 2009 21:55:15 EST Pound By Pound: 204 You're over the hurdle, let's keep our eyes on the finish line. <BR> Muscle eats fat, so let's build some. '04 is all about starting to turn your body into a calorie burning machine, and there is no better way to do that than with lean muscle mass. The higher your muscle to fat ratio is, the more fat you burn all day long. So, pick up those weights and start pumping. <BR> Go a little heavier when you start your work out than you usually do. You can always drop down to a lower weight when ... Sun, 8 Nov 2009 21:51:08 EST Pound By Pound: 205 You are half way there! Good job! <BR> Let's fire it up with some cardio cardio cardio. <BR> Burn it off Baby. Get in an extra 10 minutes of cardio in addition to your regular routine. Push yourself a little more during your workouts, get that heart rate up. I want to see some folks getting out of their comfort zones on this one. Throw in some extra cardio on your warm up before your strength training. <BR> Whatever you do make sure you're huffing and puffing while your doing it. Sun, 8 Nov 2009 21:43:15 EST Pound By Pound: 206 Wow, look at you go! We are approaching the half way point. <BR> It's time to refocus on portion control. After we've been working on losing weight for awhile we catch a little portion distortion. We start getting complacent and eyeballing our servings. Go back and measure everything. You'll be surprised how much you're actually eating sometimes. <BR> <BR> And if you hate measuring and weighing everything you eat, use it to fire you on to the next floor <em>211</em> Sun, 8 Nov 2009 21:32:11 EST Pound By Pound: 207 Woo Hoo! Moving right along. You are creeping down into the middle floors. <BR> <BR> Now let's focus on those arms. Arms add 12% to your overall calorie burning, so work them. Use those arms. Get them up and move them around during your cardio and pump them up on your strength training days. <BR> <BR> And measure those biceps and post your progress. Show us those guns Baby! Sun, 8 Nov 2009 21:27:46 EST Pound By Pound: 208 You've made it down a floor and now its time to remember that working out isn't the only tool in your weight loss arsenal. A healthy diet is just as important. <BR> <BR> So, lets focus on getting your 5 servings a day of fruits and vegetables. Add an extra veggie at meal times or pack some fruit in you lunch. Check out your local produce supplier for something new that you haven't tried before. Sun, 8 Nov 2009 21:16:01 EST Pound By Pound: 209 OK, so you just arrived in 200-ville and you've checked into the top floor of the hotel. <BR> You worked hard to get here so take 10 to 20 minutes every night for a gentle de-stress workout. <BR> <BR> some options could be: <BR> Yoga <BR> Tai Chi <BR> Wii Fit <BR> A brisk walk with you dog <BR> anything that will give you the chance to center yourself and get relaxed after dinner or before bed. <BR> Sun, 8 Nov 2009 21:12:35 EST I'm Checkin-Out! This morning I did it! 196.6! So watching calories does work for me again! For a while it wasn't so I wasn't now it is so I am back doing it the original way I lost a big potion like 40lbs...Now I am at 81 pounds! only 61.4 more to go. Later gals! <BR> -Renee <em>252</em> Thu, 5 Nov 2009 13:18:25 EST OCT/NOV Challenge? Ok, the September challenge sort of fizzled (entirely my fault) <BR> Since we are half way through October I thought we could have a challenge that lasts up through the end of November. <BR> Any ideas? Fri, 16 Oct 2009 14:26:25 EST JUST ARRIVED! and ready to check-in! Hi everyone! I just got on the scales and <BR> was pleasantly pleased as it read 209 today! <BR> I'm so EXCITED to be here..... <BR> <BR> My name is Linda and I am from Ohio. <BR> I can't wait to check-in and get to know every <BR> one in the 200-ville Hotel! <BR> <BR> Blessings and Hi ~ Linda <em>213</em> Fri, 16 Oct 2009 06:21:11 EST What did you do to get off yer butt today? What exercise/training/physical activity have you done today? Thu, 15 Oct 2009 12:43:28 EST I found all of you just in time!! Hi all, <BR> I'm at 205ish right now and it's so slow moving, but one of my October goals is to get below 200 and to fit in size 16, so here I am! <BR> <BR> Kathy Sat, 10 Oct 2009 16:33:31 EST Hi...I just got into town! Hello everyone, I'm Pixie....and this morning I weigh 209 lbs!! I'm so glad to be moving into town, but I'm hoping it will be a short stay! In the meantime, I will enjoy being part of this team. Best wishes to you all! <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Thu, 1 Oct 2009 11:04:44 EST September Challenge-if you dare Find that next article of clothing. You know the one. The one that's waiting in the closet. The one that's hiding in the bottom of the drawer. The one that is just a size or a half a size to small. Or just snug enough that you want to wear it but you just aren't comfortable in. Get into that shirt or dress or pair of pants by the first of October. <BR> <BR> I'll be posting a picture of my "next" article of clothing on my sparkpage. Who's with me? Fri, 28 Aug 2009 00:59:34 EST QOD 8/21 SparkGardeners Who's growing a garden out there? Fri, 21 Aug 2009 12:28:01 EST QOD 8/20 Thursday Bookworms What are ya'll reading out there? <BR> <BR> Working on The Outlaw Demon Wails, but I have like 6 books going at a time. <BR> Thu, 20 Aug 2009 00:59:51 EST question of the day 8/19 Who is your favorite cartoon character? Wed, 19 Aug 2009 10:20:46 EST I feel good today because ............ ........... I feel good today because I posted on this team! Tue, 11 Aug 2009 19:39:00 EST exercise 08/10 if you are just starting your exercise routine, try my self starter. The Guin Three. <BR> <BR> Squats, push ups(any kind) and crunches! Good for overall strength training and easy to do. Do the best you can starting out, then work on form and add weights as you get better. <BR> <BR> remember to increase your sets every week! bet you can't get to a 100 by Thanksgiving!! <em>429</em> Mon, 10 Aug 2009 21:36:12 EST PAM PAM is tracking calories Sat, 8 Aug 2009 22:07:14 EST August exercise Track your exercise here if you want. <BR> <BR> Did you know strength exercise "stay" with you longer than cardio? Sat, 8 Aug 2009 22:06:36 EST Weekend QOD 8/7-8 What did you do different to lose weight this weekend? Sat, 8 Aug 2009 22:04:36 EST QOD 08/06/09 Who is your favorite comedian? Wed, 5 Aug 2009 21:18:11 EST QOD 08/05 Who is your favorite male singer? Tue, 4 Aug 2009 19:57:28 EST QOD 08/03 What is your favorite color? Mon, 3 Aug 2009 22:13:16 EST TAG _ You are it! Let's start visiting and encouraging team members to meet their goals! <BR> <BR> We will take a week to find out who wants to play then I will start the game. Tag includes commenting on a 200 ville team mate's spatk page and doing two sets of a selected exercise. For example I tag me. I have to go comment on the page, do 20 crunches and tag someone else.. <BR> <BR> Are you game? Sat, 1 Aug 2009 22:15:00 EST NEW! Question of the day (QOD) 08/02 Do nor answer until tomorrow! <BR> <BR> What spark friend has influenced you most & how? <BR> <BR> Give them a spark goodie today! Sat, 1 Aug 2009 21:58:20 EST 1.7 lbs away from 199.9 (note the missing 2!) Onederland is so close I can taste it! <BR> <BR> We are leaving for a 9-day vacation this Saturday... I hope I have the strength to avoid all the temptations that will surely taunt me along my trip. <BR> <BR> My husband's birthday is this Friday - so there will be a cake. Our anniversary is around the corner - so there will be wine. Lots of BBQ-ing & easy meals with the family while traveling - plus the odd meals at restaurants. There will also be family get-togethers - so there will likely... Wed, 29 Jul 2009 10:15:13 EST goal challenege I borrowed this frommy Babystep challenge team - Redecorate your spark page each week to met the main goal you are working on. Come post here so we can see what you are doing! <em>244</em> Tue, 28 Jul 2009 21:59:31 EST challenges ok team are you up for challenge? Is this a challenge team for you or just socail? <BR> <BR> Let me know so I can set some up for us. Tue, 28 Jul 2009 21:58:21 EST Summertime Chatting Hey team. Where have you gone to work out this summer? Or have you just strolled along a great beach or two? <BR> <BR> My best summer tip is stay cool with water - what's yours? Wed, 22 Jul 2009 21:50:17 EST 06/24 Daily Challenge TOday I want you to do wall push ups. do one set of 15 at a time and tell us how many sets you finished today! <BR> <BR> NEVER GIVE UP! Wed, 24 Jun 2009 10:00:30 EST 06/23: daily challenge 50 jumping jacks - YOU CAN DO IT! do in smaller sets during the day! Wed, 24 Jun 2009 09:59:37 EST Recovering from an OVERINDULDGENT Weekend... Oye! Just got home (mon evening) from a long weekend of playing and overdoing the bad stuff. I *DID* workout the first morning we were there but then it was all downhill. No workouts, no jogs, just food and drink and food and drink and lounging around visiting. <em>15</em> TRUE definition of "Fat chick" I tell ya! I am scared to death to get on the scales tommorrow morning but am definalty ready to get back into routine cuz' my tummy is in turmoil! ICK! <BR> So... cheer me on guys cuz' I n... Mon, 22 Jun 2009 20:39:36 EST 06/22 DAILY CHALLENGE! Pick one Spark video, do the exercise then log onto your fitness tracker! Sun, 21 Jun 2009 19:59:51 EST question of the week: 6-21 what changes are you willing to make to get to onederland? Sun, 21 Jun 2009 19:12:19 EST 06/22 weekly challenge: I have set up a weekly challenge in addition to the daily challenges. Hopefully, everyone will find benefit with these as well. <BR> <BR> This week's challenge is to start stretching! Not sure if you do this on a regular basis but I have found stretching to REALLY make a difference for me. I was exercising daily from march through May with some small stretching exercises when I found a flexibility tape by Maribai Holland. After my first 30 minute session, I have NOT missed one week of t... Thu, 18 Jun 2009 15:50:35 EST 06/17 - 0619 SUPPORT CHALLENGE: ok team - let's get some support going here! Get out and visit new member pages, check out how old team members are doing and how they got to onederland. <BR> <BR> I am posting a new team challnege and you can track how well you do! YOU CAN DO THIS! Tue, 16 Jun 2009 22:42:09 EST 06/15 daily challenge: Today we are going to work on support: <BR> <BR> visit a new tam member's page <BR> comment on 3 blogs Sun, 14 Jun 2009 21:59:50 EST 06/12 & 06/13: weekend challenge ok here is what you need to do: <BR> <BR> Take a walk out doors, even if it raining and for 5 minutes <BR> Drink 6 glasses of water <BR> do 15 minutes of cardio each day <BR> <BR> Whoever meets goals for 2 days gets a special spark goodie, leader not included! <BR> <BR> GO TEAM! <BR> <BR> ok I have the dates mixed up because I missed today's challenge post, if you get all these for 3 days, fri. sat & sun, you get i bonus point! Fri, 12 Jun 2009 21:26:04 EST 06/11: challenge HMMM I swear I posted this last night!! Thu, 11 Jun 2009 12:35:46 EST 06/11: Daily challenge OK, ladies let's get those abs in shape! <BR> <BR> Pick out 3 of your favrite core exercise and do 15 of each! <BR> <BR> <BR> We will NEVER GIVE UP! <BR> Wed, 10 Jun 2009 23:02:13 EST THANK YOU to this group! Hey guys, just wanted to let you know, I have been on several of the teams on SP for a while now and although they have all been friendly and very nice it has been NOTHING compared to you guys here! I wanted to THANK YOU for being so welcoming and so so so encouraging and helpful! I am loving this page and find myself here more and more everyday ... it helps to know there are others in the same stage of weightloss I guess but mostly the positive and encouraging attitudes just ROCK! THANK YOU... Wed, 10 Jun 2009 13:32:31 EST 06/10: daily challenge ok, a little lower body today <BR> <BR> 50 squats <BR> 30 lunges - any kind! <BR> <BR> amile while you squat please and say NEVER GIVE UP! Tue, 9 Jun 2009 21:28:03 EST 06/9: daily Challenge do 100 wall push ups today! You can do this in sets of 15 or 20 or 25 or all at once if you can! <BR> <BR> Do a set any time during the day, come tell us how many you did! <BR> <BR> If you always do, what you always did; you always get what you always got!" Let's start something new today! Mon, 8 Jun 2009 21:34:42 EST Daily Challenges for JUNE! Ok, everyone let's pump it up!!! <BR> <BR> You CAN lick the 10 or less pounds to get out of this town for good! Share your ideas here, how to Burn a little more and advice on eating all welcome. <BR> <BR> If you need to just vent - blow off some steam - come on in!! <BR> <BR> Let's use this post to talk about how we are doing and I will start a new thread for each day. Stop by and get your challenge then post goal met when you meet it! <BR> <BR> Let's Go! <BR> <BR> <em>215</em> Move... Mon, 8 Jun 2009 21:30:24 EST question of the week 06/8-06/14 what is your favorite movie? Sun, 7 Jun 2009 22:26:38 EST Please help me out of here! :O) I am so glad I found this board - it is my first middle and last name... I have been stuck trying to break 200 lbs for quite a while now and I am so over it! Please help me figure out how to reach this major milestone folks! I workout and jog at least 5 times a week - I watch my foods close although I am not following a plan right now (I have done ww in the past) and I am just stuck! I cannot seem to get out of the 210 lbs range to save my life!!! I have gotten down as low as 206 but that is ... Sun, 7 Jun 2009 15:58:06 EST Hi - I am a newbie too - and need help! Hi guys, I am so glad I found this board bc I think it is where I need to be! I have been on my weight loss journey for over 2 years now and although I have had success at it- the road has been slow and slow. I have been trying to break the 200 lb mark for quite sometime now and hope you guys can help. I have been stuck at 212-209 for months - I have been at my lowest of 206 and then right back up to that sticky point and I want OUT OF THE 200's please!!!! So, help me out... Thanks so much! I... Sun, 7 Jun 2009 15:54:13 EST Cafe treat of the week June topic What was the best treat you had this week? Mon, 1 Jun 2009 21:46:41 EST Questions of the week 6/1-7 What is your favorite color? Mon, 1 Jun 2009 21:45:26 EST WEEKLY CHALLENGE June 1-7 Challenge this week is to do ST(Strength training) 3 times and cardio for a total of 90 minutes! Can you do this? Mon, 1 Jun 2009 21:43:34 EST June Rocks for chatting June?? Already?? The year is almost half over. Hope you all are setting new goals and tracking your moves! Mon, 1 Jun 2009 21:35:48 EST may 29th - 31st challenge ok, I am going to be gone this weekend,so I am leaving you with goals for the weekend <BR> <BR> 1 - visit a team members page <BR> 2 - do 2 sets of 15 - squats & bicep curls with weights <BR> 3 - log you food in! Thu, 28 May 2009 21:49:43 EST may 28th challenge - do 100 waist twists <BR> <BR> and comment on 3 blogs today! Wed, 27 May 2009 19:50:34 EST May 27th daily challenge 2 sets of 15 each <BR> squats <BR> forward lunges <BR> lateral lunges <BR> Tue, 26 May 2009 21:00:17 EST Smoothies What do you put in your favorite fruit smoothie? Fri, 15 May 2009 23:04:51 EST New Member... Hi. My name is Melody and this morning I weight 203.6 and I want to get under 200 soon. My highest weight was 260 back in 2005 and I got down to around 203-205 in June 2007 and decided I was ready to try for another baby. I was pregant by July so then my weight loss was on hold. I tried to continue to eat well during the pregnancy and my gain wasn't too bad, but then at 31 weeks I delivered my baby early and the stress of having a preemie led to poor eating for awhile. My baby is now 16 ... Sun, 10 May 2009 08:21:50 EST readers stop in Anyone on this team read? <BR> <BR> I love to read, novels & some non-fiction. <BR> <BR> Rigth now I am reading Robin Cook. Just dindshed Slient Thunder by Iris & Ron Johansen Wed, 6 May 2009 19:32:55 EST EXPRESS YOURSELF <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <BR> <BR> Got an opinion? a bone you want to pick? Someone to praise? <BR> <BR> Express this here and I will put the best in announcements each day. {note if I am gone on vacation or weekend, you wil have to wait until Monday!] <BR> <BR> SHOUT IT OUT! Mon, 4 May 2009 21:04:59 EST May Members will rock! Hey 200 ville team! I just know you are all out doing wonderful things, gardening, mowing, walking. <BR> <BR> Come tell us all about what you are up to! Mon, 4 May 2009 20:51:17 EST May Garden Challenge Ok, here is my challenge to each of you. I want you to have a garden of May flowers by May 31st. <BR> <BR> How do you get them? <BR> <BR> By challenging yourself to do the following: <BR> <BR> 1 - cardio 20 minutes a day: this can be walking quickly, dvd, what ever you like to do! <BR> 2 - pick 3 of the following, try to be sure they work your whole body, items - arm rolls, bicep curls, arm lifts,wall push ups. regular ones, waist twists, crunches ( any kind there are many), seated leg l... Mon, 4 May 2009 20:43:30 EST first timer.... Hi all just thought I would introduce myself. My name is Brandy, 31 mom of three, 5"7 and weigh 215. I have just recently put on another 15 lbs in a matter of 2 months due to stress...however I normally range from 200-210. Looking to get this weight off and make a few friends along the way. Thanks Sun, 26 Apr 2009 14:17:40 EST all resumes accepted Anyone interested in being a co-leader? <BR> <BR> We can always use an extra hand. I am getting ready for vacation time in May and would like some helping hands! <BR> <BR> Post your willingness here! Sun, 19 Apr 2009 20:09:55 EST Hurdles to Climb I have hurdles every day to climb to fight my way to a healthier me. Starting with portion control. <BR> <BR> What hurdles have you over come today? <em>185</em> Sun, 19 Apr 2009 20:02:26 EST Name your top 3 OK, I am just wining these topics as I go, copy & paste the topics and blanks into a new post, then fill in the blanks! Have fun. <BR> <BR> Best ages: <BR> 1- <BR> 2- <BR> 3- <BR> <BR> favorite Movies <BR> 1 - <BR> 2- <BR> 3- <BR> <BR> Best new healthy food <BR> 1- <BR> 2- <BR> 3- <BR> <BR> Favorite exercise <BR> 1- <BR> 2- <BR> 3- <BR> <BR> Favorite ice cream <BR> 1- <BR> 2- <BR> 3- <BR> <BR> favorite vacation spot <BR> 1- <BR> 2- <BR> 3- <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>241</em> Sat, 18 Apr 2009 20:46:04 EST GOYB Dailty challenge GOYB: Get off your booty. <BR> <BR> This is the place for anyone to come in and post a 10-20 second challenge for us to do. Challenge should be something we can do most anywhere. <BR> <BR> Post GOYBs daily, we will start over with new ones the next day. Just so you don't try to so more than one day at a time.... <BR> <BR> Can't wait to see your challenges! <BR> <BR> GYOB - 10 wall push ups! YOU CAN DO IT! Sat, 18 Apr 2009 20:41:56 EST Spark login point EMOTICONS Use emoticons to show how many login points you got today! Sat, 18 Apr 2009 20:38:20 EST SPring is here Spring had finally come to most of us. What was the first thing you did to get off your booty (GOYB) and move? <em>87</em> <em>126</em> <em>87</em> <em>126</em> <em>87</em> <em>126</em> <em>87</em> <em>126</em> <em>87</em> Sat, 18 Apr 2009 20:36:07 EST This is what your jump ropes are for! This video shows what I expect each of you to know how to do with the jump ropes you get for coming to 200ville! We have been asked to perform at the first spark convention! Any volunteers? <BR> <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> I am out of breath watching them! Fri, 17 Apr 2009 13:06:36 EST PAM/Person Above me is ..... I am happy - true <BR> <BR> PAM is jumping for joy today Mon, 13 Apr 2009 22:27:28 EST Biggest Loser teams being formed! <link><BR>oups_individual.asp </link> <BR> <BR> I know several people who have been motivated on this team and done well. I am joining. Thought you all might like the information as well! <BR> <em>241</em> Mon, 13 Apr 2009 22:14:46 EST Use an emoticon to express how you feel today.... Some days are just beyond words. <BR> <BR> Negative OR positive, express how you feel RIGHT NOW. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>104</em> Mon, 13 Apr 2009 11:27:49 EST Easter scavenger hunt I found an egg <em>451</em> . <BR> <BR> Figured I would start us off easy. <BR> <BR> Find and paste a picture or link to the Easter item selected by the person before you! Then add the next item for someone to find! <BR> <BR> <BR> 1st item - Easter basket! Fri, 10 Apr 2009 21:00:04 EST Guessing calories! <link><BR>hallenge/interactives/guess-the-calori<BR>es/guess-the-calories.html </link> <BR> <BR> This is fun! And just when you thought you had a control on calorie counting! How did you do? <BR> <BR> I need to sleep 403 minutes I was off so many calories! Fri, 10 Apr 2009 20:57:44 EST Jumping for joy! Emoticons & words welcome! I NEED A PLACE TO BE THANKFUL AND EXPRESS JOY! <BR> <BR> How about you? Anything joyful happen to you this day? Leave an emoticon to say you were here! Thu, 9 Apr 2009 20:44:42 EST April showers bring.... chat & what? April showers bring lots of flowers. <BR> <BR> This month I am being showered with loads of better nutrition informati. Almost on over load but I know it will sort itself out soon! <em>497</em> <em>492</em> <em>284</em> <em>210</em> <em>147</em> <em>491</em> <em>274</em> Thu, 9 Apr 2009 20:41:39 EST POM - is what? <em>213</em> <BR> A new game for a the month <BR> write a statement and the POM has to say ye/no, true./false. <BR> <BR> starting HERE! <BR> <BR> POM Loves sunny days! <em>67</em> Wed, 8 Apr 2009 22:17:47 EST new here 215 lbs I need this team! I am so tired of being over 200. I look forward to getting to know you Sun, 5 Apr 2009 22:37:10 EST knowing you in 30 ?? Got this from another team - a quick way to see who are team mates are! Copy & paste into a reply box then supply your answers! :) <BR> <BR> 1. What is your occupation right now? <BR> Project manager at hospital for construction <BR> <BR> 2. What color are your socks right now? <BR> white & gray <BR> <BR> 3. What are you listening to right now? <BR> NASCAR <BR> <BR> 4. What was the last thing that you ate? <BR> licorice <BR> <BR> 5. Can you drive a stick shift? <BR> yes <BR> <B... Sun, 29 Mar 2009 15:20:44 EST let's play a game ... If you could be any weight and height, what would you be? <BR> <BR> <em>103</em> Sat, 28 Mar 2009 15:30:04 EST Walking - yes or no? walking is becoming a big part of my life as I stroll the roadways each evening with my husband recovering form heart surgery. <BR> <BR> After 4 weeks and little strain, I find myself feeling good, my blood pressure has dropped. WOW! Who knew? I have not been great at my food portions or type during this time so I didn't lose any weight but am back on track this last week. <BR> <BR> Do you walk? What is the best place to walk? I would love to share ideas? <em>241</em> Sat, 28 Mar 2009 15:28:26 EST March chatter box Hi everyone! so glad to see this team active and adding members. Welcome to all who joined in March! <BR> <BR> Be sure to introduce yourself at the hotel under Introduction topics then stop by the hotel floors.. <BR> <BR> General needs can be met here or by emailing the leaders. I have been off due to my hubby's heart surgery but he is doing better & I should be on once or twice week soon! <BR> <em>241</em> Sat, 14 Mar 2009 10:27:43 EST Sticky Topic Suggestion Hi. I was wondering if we could have a Weekly Weigh-In sticky topic? You don't actual have to tell your weight (I know some people like to keep that to themselves), you just have to say how much you lost. <BR> <BR> For example: <BR> <BR> LW: 212 <BR> CW: 211.5 <BR> <BR> - .5 lost <BR> <BR> or just... Lost 1 pound last week. <BR> <BR> Just a suggestion. <BR> Tue, 3 Mar 2009 14:18:00 EST What's you new goal for this week? Tell us about the new goal you would like to accomplish this week. Tue, 24 Feb 2009 15:47:31 EST Back in the saddle Back in the saddle <BR> <BR> Been gone for a while...back now. Blogged it... <BR> <BR> <link><BR>blic_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=18<BR>10683 </link> <BR> <BR> Enjoy, <BR> <BR> TFG Wed, 18 Feb 2009 22:01:45 EST CHat your heart out in FEBRUARY <em>252</em> HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY TEAM! <BR> <BR> Hope you all are getting flowers instead of candy! Got our first box at office today! YIKES! It is killing me! Have to move box or I will eat it all! <BR> <BR> How are you celebrating this year? Wed, 11 Feb 2009 13:29:39 EST Just saying hello I got on the scale this morning and it read 209.8. I'm down almost 30lbs. I decided to join your group and hopeful onderland will be not far behind. Tue, 3 Feb 2009 11:49:28 EST Hey! Who moved the stop sign? <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> I thought there was a stop sign at the door to 199 spark Lane but it looks like someone put in a one way revolving door! <BR> <BR> DO glad you memebers are meeting goals quickly and moving on to a healthier you! <BR> <BR> KEEP IT UP LADIES! WE CAN DO IT! Thu, 29 Jan 2009 12:25:15 EST New here:) hey my name is chantal and I am new to this team. I currently weigh 210 and I have been trying to get to 200 since september. Got down to 204, but then gained it back. Can't wait to get to know you guys and i look forward to posting. Thanks <em>41</em> Mon, 12 Jan 2009 22:22:15 EST Chitchatting in January Something on your mind? Need a lift? Need to let it all out? <BR> <BR> Step on up and post your heart out. Send us tips, recipes anything you got, Juat make sure you stop by! Thu, 8 Jan 2009 14:49:31 EST Scavenger Hunt - find a ? Another team I am on is doing a sacvenger hunt! IT is great fun. THe team is about auto racing so we have a specific topic to "find" items for. <BR> <BR> I thought we would could start out by finding pictures of your favorite exercise. When we exhaust this, we can choose a new topic. <BR> <BR> Here is my current favorite exercise: <BR> <link><BR>rcise/pilates.html </link> Thu, 8 Jan 2009 13:32:41 EST year 2009 Dreams, wishes or goals? <link><BR>t_3_wishes_and_resolve_to_make_them_co<BR>me_true </link> <BR> <BR> Read the above article then come back here and post your three wishes and how you will meet them in 2009! Mon, 29 Dec 2008 16:31:43 EST Year 2009 -dump off the pounds! HAppy New year everyone! I am challenging this team to see if we can lost 750 pounds this year. WHen you post , please be sure to add the previouis totof pounds lost to what you lost: <BR> <BR> EXAMPLE: <BR> I lost _____ pounds <BR> To date we have lost ______pounds <BR> <BR> I know we can do this. It is an average of less than 2 pounds per day. With all our members I say, LET's GO TEAM! Mon, 29 Dec 2008 15:36:08 EST January Challenge Since Christmas is almost over and I have had little participation with the team, I thought I would set up the January Challenge early. <BR> <BR> Instead of making resolutions this year. Let's set goals. Let's make a six month and one year goal for losing weight. When you have done that, make a list of one-3 weeks on how you will meet your long term goal. <BR> <BR> What do you think TEAM? <BR> LET'S START THE NEW YEAR WITH A GOAL IN MIND! <BR> <BR> Let's start planning now and posting... Mon, 22 Dec 2008 16:25:58 EST See y'all soon I hope!! Well, I have managed to stay below 200 for 2 weeks so I think it is time for me to move on. To tell y'all the truth, I'm terrified. I haven't been this weight in over 16 years and I'm so afraid it will come back. But, I'm going to try and focus on the future me that is going to keep getting smaller and practice ignoring that little voice that keeps tellng me it will come back. I hope to see y'all soon in 190ville. I'll miss you until then.! Sun, 30 Nov 2008 12:42:32 EST I AM THANKFUL FOR..... ........ one week topic - what are you thankful for this holiday season? <BR> <BR> I am thankful for good friends! Wed, 26 Nov 2008 16:08:33 EST Holiday Chatterbox - got a lot to say? We all need a good place to vent over the holidays as we fight to find new ways to eat the sweet treats we love. <BR> <BR> Share your ideas, moan a little, give a pat on a back or just stop by & say hi! <BR> <BR> Have a great holiday! Fri, 21 Nov 2008 16:48:34 EST Weeks 2 & 3 (P90x) Weeks 2 & 3 (P90x) <BR> <BR> The last couple weeks have rocked! Check out my blog to tune into the newest adventure of me, Token Fat Guy. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>blic_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=15<BR>58827 </link> <BR> Enjoy... <BR> <BR> TFG Mon, 10 Nov 2008 16:00:37 EST This weeks weigh in okay so today is my offical weigh in and I didn't lose as much as I thought I would this week. I'm bad about getting on the scale constantly so I really thought it would be lower this morning. It's higher than it was yesterday morning dang So my offical weigh in for this morning is a loss of 1 pound. That's 3.6 for November so far. I guess when I look at it that way, that's not a bad thing though right? Hey, I'll take any loss!! <em>20</em> Sat, 8 Nov 2008 10:04:26 EST November Exercise challenge Since we will be working on the holidays, let's do a weekly exercise challenge. Each week I want everyone to find 5 new-to-you ways to get more exercise in your day. This can be listed as 5 times per week or once a week! <BR> <BR> At the end of the month, I want everyone to report on which way helped them the most and why! WE CAN DO THIS TEAM! GO! Fri, 31 Oct 2008 15:19:51 EST November Nutrition Challenge OK, we all know the big TUrkey day is coming. Let's start talking now about good nutrition for the BIG buffet we are all going to be involved in. <BR> <BR> If we all offer one tip per week, our holiday could be a gut busting loser! LET"s DO IT! <BR> <BR> Share some tips on keeping movement in a busy holiday, how do you avoid snacking, what is your favorite turkey day low fat dessert, how do you get in that pie without killing your calories for the day? Anything I forgot, let's comment ... Fri, 31 Oct 2008 15:17:33 EST Family Challenge I found this on a web site recently and thought this a really a great monthe for amily since it is the beginnning of a long holiday season. <BR> <BR> Please track how you do each week on these items. SOmetimes we need to looka t our sousls as well as our bodies and make sure we are keeping them healthy too! <BR> <BR> I KNOW YOU CAN DO THIS CHALLENGE Everyone! <BR> ************************************** <BR> November Special Days- <BR> <BR> Family Story Month- When you gather with your fam... Wed, 29 Oct 2008 12:46:40 EST Week One (P90x) Week One (P90x) <BR> <BR> It's time once again for the newest installment of the ongoing adventures of me, Token Fat Guy. <BR> <BR> Come one, come all... <BR> <BR> <link><BR>blic_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=15<BR>34687 </link> <BR> <BR> TFG Mon, 27 Oct 2008 13:25:37 EST Okay, trying to get back on the wagon... Ugh. After losing and gaining the same 5 pounds since school has started back, I'm at 203.8 . (UGH!!! I had made it down to 199 FINALLY! Ugh again.) I know I have got to get on the ball and actually do something about this weight but I get so tired of thinking about what I eat constantly. I give up and eat something bad just out of spite (like eat 2 corn dogs for supper last night). I just have no motivation lately, I know I need to get out and walk but I rarely seem to get off my butt and ... Sat, 25 Oct 2008 14:51:52 EST High Rise Living..... What floor are you on? <BR> <BR> Mine is the 6th floor. But I hope to move down soon. Wed, 22 Oct 2008 20:10:32 EST what's your favorite? OK, here is the idea. I will post my favorite _______ and then list a topic for the next person to tell us one of their favorites. <BR> <BR> Tue, 14 Oct 2008 22:16:08 EST LIFE is a 4 letter word! LIFE is a 4 letter word! And as my niece pointed out to me, when I told her this, there are a lot of other GOOD 4 letter words. Thought we should name a few and maybe we can keep those positive words in defining our goals! <BR> <BR> How many can we list? Tue, 14 Oct 2008 21:48:42 EST Random Stuff (again) Random Stuff (again) <BR> <BR> Just posted the new adventure of me, Token Fat Guy. Lots of pictures of me this time. <BR> <BR> Enjoy! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>blic_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=15<BR>12187 </link> Tue, 14 Oct 2008 18:00:53 EST Spark NOTICE on EMAILS here is the link for the message from Resient expert Dave. If you go to the 10/10 blog, the links below indicating to "click here" will be useable. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>lic_journal.asp?id=SPARKGUY%5FSPTEAM#c<BR>omments </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> Hi everyone <BR> <BR> We believe that all of our SparkPeople emails should be back to normal. We know that since Monday some people have not received newsletters, and some people have not received notifications ... Tue, 14 Oct 2008 12:37:59 EST A NOTE FROM INSYNC2SUCCEED Hi All! <BR> <BR> I have not abandoned you this is my first time with computer access - using Don's computer at work. Our computer has been down and its killing me. I ate uncontrollably yesterday and its not the first day the computer was down. Its been downhill since the weekend (last). <BR> <BR> I am still here and hope our tech can get it up and running by the weekend, but who knows he has syiatic nerve(?) problems and may not even get to it for awhile. Keep him in your prayers please. ... Thu, 9 Oct 2008 06:42:11 EST 200 ways to get below 200 lbs I thought it would be fun for us to start a list of 200 ways to lose weight to get below 200lbs. So lets get going!!! Thu, 2 Oct 2008 00:05:43 EST Just Not Write Just Not Write <BR> <BR> The new adventure of Token Fat Guy just posted. If you dare have a look...then I dare you to have a look! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>blic_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=14<BR>85007 </link> <BR> <BR> Enjoy! <BR> TFG Mon, 29 Sep 2008 13:28:32 EST WHAT 3 GOALS DO YOU WANT TO ACHIEVE FOR OCTOBER? Its almost here <em>147</em> OCTOBER <em>147</em> . Think about it and decide what you want to achieve during the month of October. <BR> <BR> Remember its important to make your goal obtainable and to have a working plan on how you will reach that goal or goals. <BR> <BR> dottie Thu, 25 Sep 2008 09:27:24 EST October Exercise CHALLENGE This month, the challenge is to add strength training to your cardio workouts, 2 times per week. <BR> <BR> Are you losing more weight as you do this? This has been a recent topic of debate in the dieting & fitness world. <BR> <BR> Keep us posted on how this change does or doesn't work for you. <BR> <BR> here is a calendar to get you started! <BR> October 1-4 <BR> October 5-11 <BR> October 12-18 <BR> October 19-25 <BR> October 26-31 <BR> <BR> I am going to use the <em>34</em> to indi... Mon, 22 Sep 2008 15:43:37 EST Movies & Actors OK, here is how this game works. <BR> <BR> I start with an actor/actress' name then the next person names a movie they were in. AND chooses a new actor/actress for the next movie and so on... <BR> <BR> Got it? <BR> <BR> Jack Lemmon Mon, 22 Sep 2008 15:32:46 EST I am going to leave _________ in 200 ville When you leave this hotel what are you going to leave behind? <BR> <BR> Thought we would start a give away. You give away something to the first new Leaving 200-ville team member after you announced you are leaving 200-ville. <BR> <BR> Tell us what you are giving away and who you gave it to! Mon, 22 Sep 2008 15:00:53 EST When I was 10, my favorite game was ........ I have been trying to bring the child back into my life through games and exercises. Thought some of you might enjoy a trip down this lane as well. <BR> <BR> What was your favorite game? Mon, 22 Sep 2008 14:29:46 EST What do you do if....... If someone tries to sabotage you from reaching your goals? <BR> <BR> What do you do? <BR> <BR> How do you get around it? <BR> <BR> Do you think they do it on purpose? Sat, 20 Sep 2008 14:57:39 EST You lost a what? Here are some weight comparisons...What equivalent have you shed and what will you be shedding? <BR> <BR> 1 pound = a Guinea Pig <BR> 1.5 pounds = a dozen Krispy Kreme glazed donuts <BR> 2 pounds = a rack of baby back ribs <BR> 3 pounds = an average human brain <BR> 4 pounds = an ostrich egg <BR> 5 pounds = a Chihuahua <BR> 6 pounds = a human’s skin <BR> 7.5 pounds = an average newborn <BR> 8 pounds = a human head <BR> 10 pounds= chemical additives an American consumes each year <... Tue, 16 Sep 2008 16:10:46 EST Let's Talk Cafe I figured since there really isn't a spot to just discuss and all of us can get togetheir and be chatter boxes I figured I would make up a Spot. I hope ya'll don't mind. <BR> <BR> My name is Tammy and I've belonged to sp for a very long time and finally have decided to lose this weight once and for all and adapt a healthy lifestyle. I have found that's it's a lot easier to lose the weight if you have lots of friends who support you in doing so. <BR> <BR> Although i am hopeing for my sta... Tue, 16 Sep 2008 12:53:31 EST What is your favorite "cheat:" food? What's your favorite food to eat when you are having a bad day? Do you eat twice as much when you deprive yourself or do you just eat a serving? Fri, 12 Sep 2008 16:46:54 EST If I could only be? What would you be if you could be anything in the world? Fri, 12 Sep 2008 16:17:19 EST September Exercise challenge This week I want everyone to post how often they are exercising. I will post the challenge on Monday Septemeber 15th. <BR> <BR> For now, track and tell us how you are doing! Tue, 9 Sep 2008 13:35:54 EST September weigh in here sorry i didnt find one for september the agust's was still in sticky so i figured i make one,hope thats ok? <BR> I weighed in this morning at 209.4! I am so happy to lose something. How is everyone else doing? Tue, 9 Sep 2008 10:52:28 EST go me! i did 20m of pelatis this morning and i just finished 25m of cardio on my gazelle. I got 8cups of water in today. I slacked over the weekend with exercise but i am still hoping for maybe even just a .5 pound! how is everyone doing? well see ya tomorrow for my weigh in Tue, 9 Sep 2008 01:35:49 EST WHAT 3 GOALS DO YOU HOPE TO ACHIEVE FOR SEPTEMBER? For me it would be - <BR> <BR> 1)To reach 205 pounds by the end of the month <BR> 2)To be able to get my calories to fill the pie better <BR> 3)For people to notice that I have lost weight Sat, 6 Sep 2008 13:34:30 EST I finally bought a new food scale! I should be able to get back on track since I bought a new food scale at Walmart this morning. It obviously really works well when I weight/measure my foods because since I was sick for one week, I didn't weigh/measure anything but eye-balled it and my weight went up several lbs! Anyone who is just estimating, like me, should really learn a lesson from this too. Sat, 6 Sep 2008 12:51:17 EST Friction! Friction! <BR> <BR> This week's blog is about friction. I'm running late again but the new adventure of Token Fat Guy is posted. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>blic_journal.asp?id=TOKENFATGUY </link> Sun, 31 Aug 2008 07:59:11 EST EMOTICONS - How is your day? Use an emoticon, or 2 or 3 to tell us how you day is going! Tue, 26 Aug 2008 15:40:50 EST WHATS ON YOUR DINNER PLATE TONIGHT? I thought we could all share what were eating at supper time. Don't forget to put it in your calorie tracker as well. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>274</em> <em>140</em> <em>286</em> <em>112</em> Thu, 21 Aug 2008 07:31:50 EST Yoink! Yoink! <BR> <BR> The latest in the adventures of Token Fat Guy.... <BR> <BR> But to be honest, right now I'm pretty upset. I've been told I don't help others on the site enough. <BR> <BR> Why on Earth do I keep writing this darn thing if that's what people think? <BR> <BR> Read it if you want...right now I couldn't care less. <BR> <link><BR>blic_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=14<BR>09835 </link> <BR> TFG <BR> Tue, 19 Aug 2008 10:15:03 EST Soda?? My biggest challenge!!! "Hi. My name is Rachelle and I'm a soda-a-holic" <BR> <BR> Yes.. that's me. I actually eat pretty well. NOT perfectly. But really not that bad at all. *HOWEVER* I definitely know that my biggest hinderence to weight loss is soda. I have days where I probably drink my calorie allowance in soda alone.. and those $1 large sodas at McDonald's kill me!!! Well... my challenge this week is to not have soday! Ok... ((looking next to me)) there sits a 12 ounce can of Mountain Dew Game Fuel... ex... Mon, 18 Aug 2008 13:24:06 EST August 18-August 31 KEEP IT MOVING! Have you moved today? Tell us how, why and where? <BR> <BR> <BR> What challenges did you face to get moving? <BR> Mon, 18 Aug 2008 12:50:08 EST A Night In The Life Of The Fat Chick To mix it up, here is the fat chick at night <BR> <BR> <link><BR>urnal.asp?id=LONIMARIE </link> Tue, 12 Aug 2008 16:30:22 EST Back to the Beginning? Back to the Beginning? <BR> <BR> This week's blog is a bit short as I get back into the swing of things. But if you want to read the latest installment of the exciting adventures of Token Fat Guy..... <BR> <BR> <link><BR>blic_journal.asp?id=TOKENFATGUY </link> <BR> <BR> Enjoy! <BR> TFG Tue, 12 Aug 2008 10:04:38 EST What are your three Goals for the rest of August? Mine are - <BR> <BR> 1.To learn to drink 8 cups of water a day <BR> 2.Be more consious of what I put in my mouth before I do it <BR> 3.Be good to myself no matter what Tue, 12 Aug 2008 07:53:35 EST Summer Olympics Are you watching, do you have a favorite sport, which event have you mised because they just don't who it on TV? <BR> <BR> Post comment and chatter, USA seems to be doing well this year! Mon, 11 Aug 2008 15:56:30 EST Have you eaten your fruits and veggies today? I know one of my hardest things to do is to get my fruits and veggies in. So today's challenge is to see how many fruits and veggies you can get in today! Of course fruits and veggies are the same catagory but I'm going to break them down as 5 and 5 so we can see how we balance them out since I know sometimes I get more fruits or more veggies depending on the day :-) <BR> <BR> Veggies: <BR> 1. <BR> 2. <BR> 3. <BR> 4. <BR> 5. <BR> <BR> Fruits: <BR> 1. <BR> 2. <BR> 3. <BR> 4. <BR> 5. <BR> Mon, 11 Aug 2008 15:13:34 EST Mantra, what's yours What quote or 3 little words do you use for your personal motivation. Post your favorites here! Mon, 11 Aug 2008 09:10:26 EST Started SP Stage 3 and Raring To Go I started Stage 3 on SP today, and I feel like I'm really ready to get moving down the scale. I kept my calories level the same even though it initially increased them because my only exercise is walking, so I'll be aiming for 1300-1650 cals daily. Wish me luck! Sun, 10 Aug 2008 10:11:56 EST looking for co-leaders Are you a motivator, do you like starting new topics? Can you share ideas? Want to be a leader, even if it is only why you are in 200-ville? <BR> <BR> It takes a team to lead a team, THe last co-leader had down greaded to the next town and we could use another leader? Email me and I will sign you up ! <BR> <BR> Fri, 8 Aug 2008 13:18:30 EST The Birthday Fiasco The fat chick's latest blog <BR> <BR> <link><BR>urnal.asp?id=LONIMARIE </link> Tue, 5 Aug 2008 16:30:56 EST Identity Crisis Identity Crisis <BR> <BR> Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I was out of it for a couple of weeks but now I'm back. Check out this week's blog... <BR> <BR> <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=1380183 </link> <BR> <BR> TFG <BR> Mon, 4 Aug 2008 16:37:11 EST Who huddled first today? Be proud of being the first team member to visit. Post your name here as the first to huddle. Mon, 4 Aug 2008 09:15:03 EST Hanging In There After breaking what seems to have been a plateau, my weight is up again! <em>101</em> Hoping it's just my perimenopause or plain old water retention. In a few hours, I'll get DH up to take a good morning walk and shrug it off. I'm not going to let it get me down; going to hang in there and continue on! Sat, 2 Aug 2008 03:39:53 EST Short-Timers Bar and Grille Come on in and TRACK your nutrition numbers, all ye who dare! This is where we meet for accountability on our important nutritional ranges. Talk about what you did right, and how you'll do better... and meet those goals! <BR> <BR> Ready? Be brave! <BR> <BR> Copy and Paste this tracking form every time you come here, then fill in the blanks- <BR> <BR> CALS: <BR> CARB: <BR> FAT: <BR> PRO: <BR> FIBER: <BR> FRUIT/VEG: <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> % carbs <BR> % fats <BR> % protein <BR> <B... Fri, 1 Aug 2008 21:15:55 EST points on the wheel? Did you get your login points today? let us know how many. That way we'll know who to be jealous of! LOL Thu, 31 Jul 2008 22:57:52 EST Gas prices - what are you giving up? Figured we all need a venting place for what the price of gas has done for our living conditions. <BR> <BR> What are you giving up to drive your car? Thu, 31 Jul 2008 10:49:12 EST I am proud of me! Post here something you did you are proud of. <BR> <BR> This can be a hard thing to do, it was for me. But after 5 months, I realize I am allowed to brag once in a while! Wed, 30 Jul 2008 13:47:27 EST Nutrition Challenge Now - August 8th check in daily and tell us if you ate in your calorie range! <BR> Wed, 30 Jul 2008 11:48:06 EST Double dog dare ya! ok, here is how this works, I state a dare, the next person who replies does the dare then makes a new dare. Repeat until we die of old age, exhaustion or just decide we don't want no more dares! <BR> <BR> HAVE FUN! <BR> <BR> Wed, 30 Jul 2008 11:35:22 EST AUGUST: Town Dump and weigh-in IT's a new month, let's start off with a new post. <BR> <BR> Come drop your pounds off and let us know how you are doing! Let's try to dump a 100 pounds this month memebers! We want to send you all to 190-ville! Wed, 30 Jul 2008 11:11:36 EST Return Of The Fat Chick The Fat Chick is back, so check out the blog <BR> <BR> <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=1364873 </link> Mon, 28 Jul 2008 18:46:37 EST July 30 - August 15th exercise moving challenge OK, ladies sign up here & start moving your bodies! <BR> <BR> The challenge for the next two weeks is MOVING. <BR> <BR> Post here how you move for 30 minutes at a time! Queen of the challenge makes it and posts it every day! <BR> <BR> If you aren't up to 30 minutes each session, then give us 3 - 10 minutes or 2 - 15 minutes movement challenges. And, yes this is per day. <BR> <BR> If you currently are exercising or moving 3 times a week, push yourself to 4-5 times a week. If you are ... Mon, 28 Jul 2008 13:17:24 EST Need New Scale My scale is on the blink, but I'm not letting that get me off track! I'm using the food tracker and trying to stay within my calorie limits and taking morning walks. Hoping that when I get a new scale soon, my weight won't be up from what my highest was on this old scale. Mon, 28 Jul 2008 10:36:06 EST Thanks for encouragem nt--Weight Is Going down! My weight is down .8 lb today! Thanks for all the encouragement. I've been doing better at using the food tracker and staying on program. I'd been stuck at about 209 for several months. Sat, 26 Jul 2008 07:31:41 EST Started Day Gardening and Walking! DH and I did some weed pulling for a half hour and walked another half hour. Then I had some delicious iced coffee and breakfast. I feel great today because it's cooler (about 80) yet sunny, and I had half the amount of breakfast I had been regularly eating. I've been checking my team boards and really enjoying the camaraderie! Fri, 25 Jul 2008 10:42:23 EST with or without it? Game we all know just a new word spin, <BR> <BR> If you like the item, say WITH IT! <BR> <BR> If you don't like it, say WITHOUT IT! <BR> <BR> I'll start........ <BR> <BR> Wed, 23 Jul 2008 17:19:23 EST 3 things you have to know..... about me.... <BR> <BR> tell us 3 things we just have to know about you! Wed, 23 Jul 2008 17:01:39 EST Survey on the Villes - Please post (from my email) <BR> Hi Members, <BR> <BR> There are new co-leaders and we have a new look in 200-ville, stop by and tell us what you think! I am also going to post the questionaire below in the team if you want to just post an answer! <BR> <BR> <BR> Here is the short questionaire about the Villes, you can copy and paste answers in your reply! <BR> <BR> 1 - Should there be consistency in features or forums from one ville to another? Like town dump, etc. <BR> <BR> 2 - What type of posts... Wed, 23 Jul 2008 16:55:34 EST Do you Dare? a new twist on this game? <BR> <BR> Let's dare each other! First one in each day posts a dare for other member to do! <BR> <BR> Let's rock - we can get those pounds off! <BR> <BR> Ready GO! Mon, 21 Jul 2008 12:28:08 EST Yes, yes my love or No, no Nanette? Instead of just doing food choices, I thought we could post anything, movei, book, dress style, car type, whatever you can conjure up and the next person says: <BR> <BR> yes,yes my love - if you like it <BR> <BR> OR <BR> <BR> no, no nanette - if you dislike it <BR> <BR> I will start one so we get the idea! <BR> Mon, 21 Jul 2008 12:24:01 EST One good thing happened today...... One good thing happened today .... <BR> <BR> What was a good thing that happened to you today, post your happy events here! Sun, 20 Jul 2008 22:30:38 EST About last week's blog... About last week's blog... <BR> <BR> The adventures of Token Fat Guy continue! This week I'm giving away my shoulder secrets. Come check it out! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>blic_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=13<BR>47041 </link> Sun, 20 Jul 2008 18:11:50 EST what time is it in your state? 7:24 pm Ohio Sat, 19 Jul 2008 19:26:46 EST July 21- 30 exercise challenge Ok, here we go, a short challenge to get us started. <BR> <BR> For the rest of the month, complete 3 of the following 5 challenges. <BR> <BR> 1 - 15 squats, 3 sets, 5 times <BR> 2 - 30 wall push ups, 2 sets, 3 times <BR> 3 - walk 3000 steps, 5 days <BR> 4 - do 5 sets of upper body exercises (bicep curls, twists, arm raises, arm flys, neck exercises), 3 times <BR> 5 - do something you did as a kid for 5 minutes every day, like use a hula hoop, jump rope, jumping jacks, play tag. <BR> <BR> H... Fri, 18 Jul 2008 22:36:01 EST 10 things to know! List 10 tips you would give someone to suceed in Spark People. Sharing makes losing more fun! I dare you! Fri, 18 Jul 2008 22:30:14 EST Wishing 200 Spark Lane Goodbye! Before you pack your bags and move on down to the next town, stop in and tell us by. Share a few tips for those love the hotel and amenities so much, they are staying for a while longer! <BR> <BR> <em>242</em> <em>220</em> Fri, 18 Jul 2008 22:23:59 EST The Saloon aka Worry wart room Got a problem? Need advice? Just want to blow off a little steam? Step right up to the bar and tell the bartenders all about what ails ya! <BR> <BR> Dump your troubles here, we will do the worrying for you and you can get back to more important issues. <BR> <em>198</em> Thu, 17 Jul 2008 08:47:55 EST July challenge - team goals AS a new co-mayor, I am asking each of you to join our team goal for July! I tried to keep it simple as I know many of us are in team goals on other teams. This one is easy peasy, stop by and give a few words to all of us on your way by for the day! <BR> <BR> If you have any challenges you would like to see for August, post them here! Hopefully we will be more active by then! <BR> <BR> Making cat tracks.... <em>239</em> Wed, 16 Jul 2008 17:10:25 EST How WILL YOU get to 190-ville? How WILL YOU get to 190-ville? <BR> <BR> Come in and share your plans to leave 200-ville, ask advice, give advice or look for new plans. Goals set & planned succeed really well. If we are wishay washy so are our results. <BR> <BR> Lay out a plan and tell us how you do! <BR> <BR> Wed, 16 Jul 2008 17:07:28 EST Town suggestion Box - July Got an idea, have a need, want more challenges? There are 3 new mayors in town and we need to know what you want to see, do, hear and feel. <BR> <BR> So walk right in, pull up a keyboard and put your ideas down! <BR> <BR> THANKS - the new mayors :) Wed, 16 Jul 2008 12:25:27 EST TOWN DUMP- come on in and pile it here! This place stinks. You don't want to hang out here and chit-chat, just dump the junk and post it. <BR> How many pounds did you dump at last weigh in? Wed, 16 Jul 2008 08:44:03 EST Help me! i keep on going up and up in weight. I really need some help here on how to get back down to were i start at 187. I am now at 208 :( ugggg so depressed about this. Wed, 16 Jul 2008 01:33:20 EST Shoulders ...hate 'em Shoulders ...hate 'em <BR> <BR> The adventures of Token Fat Guy continue... <BR> <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=1333726 </link> Mon, 14 Jul 2008 19:53:11 EST Team leader? Apparently the team leader is MIA. I belong to the community team wher coach Jen recruits for some new teams and asked her advice. <BR> <BR> If anyone is willing to take on the job, post here or spark mail me and Coach Jen will set it up. <BR> <BR> I am willing to be a co-leader but can't do more thn that this summer! Anyone else? Mon, 14 Jul 2008 13:54:54 EST Do we have a town dump? Where do I put my lard? Mon, 14 Jul 2008 12:53:18 EST Thankful to have found you Hi my name is Debbie and I want to leave 200 ville so bad I can taste it. Since having my daughter 2 yrs ago I can not seem to lose but a few pounds. I started Spark June 9 and have been really trying so we will see. Sat, 12 Jul 2008 23:37:42 EST Hello My name is Becki. <BR> I'm 5'1& 1/2 inches tall & 206lbs. <BR> I need to drop atleast 50lbs, when I get that far I'll set a new goal. <BR> I look forward to posting with everyone. Sat, 12 Jul 2008 15:22:56 EST What I'm Made Of What I'm Made Of <BR> <BR> This week I pushed a bit to find out what I'm made of. Follow me on yet another adventure in the ongoing transformation of me...Token Fat Guy! <BR> <BR> Enjoy... <BR> <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=1317634 </link> Mon, 7 Jul 2008 16:43:58 EST Global Warming cartoon...can you help me find it? Recently, I saw a cartoon here on SP that made me laugh. It was an illustration of a man giving a press conference. <BR> <BR> The caption said something about global warming being due to God giving the earth a big hug in appreciation of how George Bush is doing as president. (horrible para-phrasing) <BR> <BR> Have you seen this cartoon? If so, can you email me with the link? It was listed as one of SP's users' photos. <BR> <BR> I would LOVE to find it and take it to my hairdresser. She rea... Wed, 2 Jul 2008 21:11:46 EST Taking Stock II Taking Stock II <BR> <BR> The new adventure of TokenFatGuy just posted. <BR> More progress...more pugs...more math humor...more more more.... <BR> <BR> <link><BR>blic_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=13<BR>02502 </link> Mon, 30 Jun 2008 13:34:57 EST Hello! <em>213</em> Just arrived this morning from 210-ville. I'm really excited to be here. This is an exciting place for me. In 200-ville I'm working towards a weight I haven't been since I was 17, 199 and moving into the overweight BMI. <BR> <BR> July will prove to be an interesting month for me. My two stepsons arrived yesterday for their 5 week summer visit. Since I tend to be an emotional eater I know I'll have to carefully watch how much I let any stress affect me. <BR> <BR> I'm glad... Sun, 29 Jun 2008 07:36:20 EST A Temporary Leave For The Fat Chick My way of saying goodbye <BR> <link><BR>urnal.asp?id=LONIMARIE </link> Sat, 28 Jun 2008 18:05:57 EST Ah ha! Here you are! I have always been hovering around 200 going up 209, never past 210. Several years (maybe 4) I went down to 169. It was great and I felt good. I felt so good I thought I could eat whatever I wanted because I was so good. Problem is, I could not stop!! Here I am, just over 200 again and feeling bad about myself because of it. I'm looking for support from you who are in my same weight group. Thu, 26 Jun 2008 23:52:16 EST Taking Stock Taking Stock <BR> <BR> No...I'm not pushing a stock! But it is time to review my workout/diet and look for changes to be made. <BR> <BR> Check it out in the on-going adventures of me, Token Fat Guy! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>blic_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=12<BR>88572 </link> <BR> <BR> Enjoy! <BR> <BR> Robert <BR> Mon, 23 Jun 2008 17:59:39 EST The Moving Fat Chick This week's fat chick blog <BR> <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=1286242 </link> Sun, 22 Jun 2008 15:43:03 EST Let'sSupport One Another To Get Below 200 lbs! <em>192</em> Hi everybody! I am happy to have this group as I have been struggling for several weeks to get below 200 lbs and really need the support of others and am happy to support others! Tue, 17 Jun 2008 19:12:00 EST Hello, Everyone. I'm Cynthia, who's almost out of 200ville (for the 2nd time) and I really need this team. I know you all understand when I say I'm so tired of living here. I've been here and farther all my life. It's time to go "down" the road for a change. <BR> <BR> About eight years ago I lost from 300 lbs, down to 198, back to 200, then up from there over the next 8 years. Gladly, I've kept most of my weight off. This time I KNOW I will move down the road farther than I have before. But before pa... Tue, 17 Jun 2008 16:48:42 EST 92 Pound Blog 92 Pound Blog <BR> <BR> The new installment in the adventures of TFG has just posted if you want to check it out. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>blic_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=12<BR>73374 </link> <BR> <BR> Enjoy! Mon, 16 Jun 2008 14:57:42 EST May Cause A Laxative Effect This week's fat chick blog, enjoy! <BR> <link><BR>urnal.asp?id=LONIMARIE </link> Sat, 14 Jun 2008 21:14:59 EST Saturday was my birthday! Saturday was my birthday! <BR> <BR> Check out my blog to see what I did to celibrate... <BR> <BR> <link><BR>blic_journal.asp?id=TOKENFATGUY </link> <BR> <BR> The latest chapter in the ongoing adventures of me...Token Fat Guy! <BR> <BR> TFG <BR> <BR> Oh...and I posted a new picture on my page too. Mon, 9 Jun 2008 15:47:11 EST I Didn't Melt This weeks blog <BR> <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=1255762 </link> Sat, 7 Jun 2008 17:24:40 EST Happy to be Overweight! Happy to be Overweight! <BR> <BR> This week's TFG blog has been posted <BR> <BR> <link><BR>blic_journal.asp?id=TOKENFATGUY </link> <BR> <BR> Enjoy...and as always, watch out for dogs, cats, and zombies Mon, 2 Jun 2008 14:18:24 EST A Day In The Life Of The Fat Chick <link><BR>urnal.asp?id=LONIMARIE </link> Sat, 31 May 2008 15:36:32 EST Wouldn't Be The Same On Spark I've had some free time on my hands, and have come up with a few songs that just wouldn't sound the same if they were on Spark. If you think of more, please feel free to add. <BR> <BR> Pour Some Splenda On Me (Pour Some Sugar On Me-Def Leppard) <BR> <BR> I Want 100 Calorie Snack Packs (I Want Candy-Bow Wow Wow) <BR> <BR> Fiber Girl (Candy Girl-Jackson 5) <BR> <BR> Organic Shop (Candy Shop-50 Cent) <BR> <BR> Low Cal Cherry Pie (Cherry Pie-Warrent) <BR> <BR> Splenda, Splenda (Sugar, Sugar... Wed, 28 May 2008 08:45:20 EST getting closer! I am 2 lbs closer to getting out of the 200's! Tue, 27 May 2008 11:13:16 EST There's a hole... There's a hole... <BR> <BR> The new TFG blog is posted... <BR> <BR> <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=1231057 </link> <BR> <BR> Enjoy! <BR> <BR> And watch out for the zombies! Tue, 27 May 2008 02:39:06 EST Half way there! Weighed in today at 205...that means I'm halfway to the getting out of town. <BR> <BR> NOTE: I'm also only 3 pounds away from no longer being obese. Then I'll just be 'overweight'. w00t!!! Sat, 24 May 2008 17:43:34 EST Howdy Hi. I'm not quite in the 200-210 range, but I'll be there within a week or two. I was just reading a blog from "That Guy" and then went to his page, and found this team in his list of teams. And thought I'd go ahead and join it! Hope y'all don't kick me out to come back after I lose the 3.5 pounds more til I get in range..... haha <BR> <BR> <em>211</em> Mon, 19 May 2008 14:41:19 EST I'm THAT Guy! I'm THAT Guy! <BR> <BR> New TFG post hot off the press... <BR> <BR> <link><BR>urnal.asp?id=TOKENFATGUY </link> <BR> <BR> Enjoy...and watch out for zombies... <BR> <BR> Token Fat Guy Mon, 19 May 2008 14:01:27 EST Hello I'm new, but I'm hoping that I'll be gone by my 21st birthday on July 1. Sun, 18 May 2008 14:28:22 EST Will you be a Soldiers' Angel? I'm an Angel....are you? You can be! You can support a U.S. deployed soldier by sending letters, cards or care packages to them as they fight in the name of freedom. A lot of our military folks that are deployed in Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait and around the world sometimes feel like they are forgotten and not supported in what they do. Many don't have (or hear from their) families, and get no mail. And in a lot of cases, they just crave the basic comforts of home, yummy snacks, and news from th... Wed, 14 May 2008 02:30:06 EST Need Encouragement Hi i'm glad to be joining leaving 200ville. I'm looking forward to getting encouragement and giving it also. <BR> <BR> devin3240 Mon, 12 May 2008 18:32:36 EST