SparkPeople 150-ville Team Messageboard If you're making your way out of the 150s, stop in here while you find the EXIT sign once and for all. If you're goal is in the 150s, then make this your new home for maintaining that healthy weight. SparkPeople 150-ville Team Messageboard TRACKING FOR WALK-ABOUT -CHALLENGE Just pop in and say what day you are on and what you completed for the day. <BR> <BR> Me: joined today - so DAY 1 = 10 minute walk (it is super cold out, but the dog and I will do it) Fri, 20 Feb 2015 12:20:53 EST Get Out of Town by St. Patrick's Day March 17, 201 ST. PATRICK'S DAY CHALLENGE: MARCH 17, 2015 <BR> GET OUT OF 150 VILLE AND INTO 140 VILLE! <BR> Set mini and final weight goals and give yourself Spark Goodies as rewards each week for getting there! <BR> <em>137</em> <em>438</em> <em>440</em> <em>407</em> <em>437</em> <em>137</em> <em>438</em> <em>440</em> <em>407</em> <em>437</em> <BR> <BR> Weigh in Daily and Record any Workouts/Daily Steps <BR> <BR> Week 1: <BR> Feb. 11: 159.4 (moved into 150 ville) 5294 steps... Thu, 12 Feb 2015 09:30:31 EST 150-VILLE HI-RISE APTS--Moving down!? What floor? Moving into this complex today Dec 29, 2015, at 159.0 <BR> I've been here before. I had lost down to 124 in 2012 and have managed to re-gain more than 30 lbs. hoping to do it right this time around! Come join me someone! <BR> <BR> 12/29/14. 159.0 <BR> 12/30/14 <BR> 12/31/14 <BR> 1/1/14 <BR> 1/2/14 <BR> 1/3/14 <BR> 1/4/14. 158.5 <BR> 1/5/14 <BR> 1/6/14 <BR> 1/7/14 <BR> 1/8/14 <BR> 1/9/14 <BR> 1/10/14 <BR> 1/11/14 <BR> 1/12/14 <BR> 1/13/14 <BR> 1/14/14 <BR> Tue, 30 Dec 2014 01:09:58 EST Daily Weigh In BW = 181.3 (01/16/14) <BR> GW = 140.3 (10/03/14) <BR> <BR> 07/17 = 159.8 <BR> 07/18 = 159.8 <BR> 07/19 = 159.2 <BR> 07/20 = 158.5 <BR> 07/21 = 158.5 <BR> 07/22 = 157.8 <BR> 07/23 = 159.6 (Weigh in - 157) <BR> 07/24 = 157.8 <BR> 07/25 = 158.3 <BR> 07/26 = 158.1 <BR> 07/27 = 156.7 <BR> 07/28 = 158.3 <BR> 07/29 = 157.6 <BR> 07/30 = 159.8 <BR> 07/31 = 157.6 (Weigh in - 154) <BR> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:24:00 EST What are Your June Goals? 1. Lose 2(+) pounds <BR> 2. Earn 500(+) fitness minutes <BR> 3. Complete the June Grass Roots Series Fri, 7 Jun 2013 23:53:02 EST Weekly Challenge 5/20 to 5/26 Choose one or more to do daily or weekly, You may already be involved in these activities and that's great. Keep it Up <BR> <BR> 1. Eat a green veggie daily <BR> 2. Read a Spark Motivational quote/article <BR> 3. Huddle 2x with team <BR> 4. Earn 150 fitness minutes <BR> 5. Answer a first time blogger <BR> <em>368</em> <em>274</em> <em>368</em> <em>274</em> <em>368</em> <em>274</em> <em>368</em> Sun, 19 May 2013 11:20:28 EST Weekly Challenge 4/29 to 5/5 Choose one or more to do daily or weekly, You may already be involved in these activities and that's great. Keep it Up <BR> <BR> 1. Eat a citrus fruit daily <BR> <BR> 2. Do a spark workout video (no time limit) <BR> <BR> 3. Send a Spark goodie to a team member <BR> <BR> 4. Blog about May's goals <BR> <BR> 5. Answer a first time blogger <BR> <BR> <em>214</em> <em>129</em> <em>214</em> <em>129</em> <em>214</em> <em>129</em> <em>214</em> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 09:19:00 EST I'm in ... Team mates who want to be more involved: <BR> <BR> Lilybelle8, Mon, 8 Apr 2013 21:37:40 EST Hello, Anybody home? I wonder whether or not I've stumbled into a ghost town? Maybe everybody is just on vacation? Thu, 28 Mar 2013 16:54:23 EST What's happened to three team leaders? It's gonna be awhile before I get back to 150-ville. <BR> <BR> In the meantime, I'm hoping to visit as often as possible! <BR> <BR> Right now, I'm wondering what's happened to our three team leaders! <BR> <BR> Anyone reading this have any clues? CHEERS! Wed, 6 Mar 2013 17:19:03 EST Have you listened to SparkPeople Radio yet? Has anyone listened to SP Radio? What do you think? Sat, 26 Jan 2013 18:32:01 EST May 2013 Fitness Challenge These challenges are to help us stay focusses on our goals and to stay active. Some people have rest days so I thought overall minutes was better than daily, If daile is better, then aim for a minimum of 1o minutes daily. Let the reward be something you would enjoy using or doing. <BR> <BR> 1. Earn 1000 fitnhess minutes <BR> <BR> 2. Lose 2 pounds <BR> <BR> 3. Reward Yourself <BR> <BR> <em>214</em> <em>129</em> <em>214</em> <em>129</em> <em>214</em> <em>129</em> <em>214</... Sun, 13 Jan 2013 17:04:58 EST Please Share Ten Things about Yourself here This could be anything you're comfortable with Sun, 13 Jan 2013 16:59:10 EST Weekly Challenge Choose one or more to do daily or weekly, You may already be involved in these activities and that's great. Keep it Up <BR> 1. Eat a citrus fruit daily <BR> 2. Do a spark workout video (no time limit) <BR> 3. Send a Spark goodie to a team member <BR> 4. Answer a first time blogger <BR> <em>214</em> <em>129</em> <em>214</em> <em>129</em> <em>214</em> <em>129</em> <em>214</em> <BR> Fri, 28 Dec 2012 13:11:30 EST What is Your Fitness Min Goals For This Month I hope to have at least 1100 minutes for November Mon, 19 Nov 2012 21:28:11 EST Alternative Challenge to 5% ~ Emoticon if Your In Since we are in the 150's it is not as easy to lose as before. That may or may not apply to all, but at near 200 pounds it was coming off faster. Now I am toning more so I thought about it and think there should be an alternative for us slower losers. <BR> <BR> Lose 2 pound in October <BR> <BR> Aim for 1000 fitness minutes <BR> <BR> Plan for a fun Reward at the End <BR> <BR> <em>465</em> <em>315</em> <em>465</em> Fri, 5 Oct 2012 10:05:36 EST How Far Will You Go ~ Oct 100 fitness min = 1 mile I have decided to try for 1000 fitness minutes which will get me 10 miles further down the road that leads out of town to 140ville Fri, 5 Oct 2012 09:46:55 EST Oct. Gym Membership? Emoticon if You did 10 min This does not have to be all at one time , but this soes need to be thirthy minutes total, it can include: playing with children, house cleaning, yard work, dancing or any activity that is extra. Fri, 5 Oct 2012 09:10:18 EST Did You Eat 3 Freggies Today? Emoticom if Yes This is to keep us accountable for getting some needed nutrients in our diet. You can list what you ate or emoticom if you haave had at least three. Fri, 5 Oct 2012 09:07:16 EST List a Word Associated with Fitness weight-loss Fri, 5 Oct 2012 08:52:08 EST How Is Everyong Doing On Your Goals? i was just wondering how everyone is doing on their ger re-evaluating her goals and was thinking of doing thoals? I read a blog about a member who was re-evaluating her goals and wanted to know where the team was on theirs. Thu, 20 Sep 2012 21:53:55 EST Hiking to 140 ville, Where are You (Weigh-In) On Hiking trips, it is often necessary and do a self check, so on this trip we will stop and weigh in to keep an account of how far we've journeyed. <BR> <BR> Wed, 19 Sep 2012 18:38:40 EST Thanksgiving is near - let's lose 5% to get Ready I am excited about the oppurtunity to lose some extra pounds before the yearly feat day arrives. For some of us that will mean moving out and for others that will get us closer to moving day. Wed, 19 Sep 2012 18:26:13 EST This or That - Answer then leave a question Since I started it theres no question to answer. After you answer the question, leave a this or that question for the next person. Have fun <BR> <BR> Gym workout or Home workout Wed, 19 Sep 2012 17:56:21 EST Double Letter Words A - apple Wed, 19 Sep 2012 17:49:29 EST September - October Challenge For September and October put aside 1 canned good food for each pound you lose and donate it to a local food drive. I read this is one of the spark articles and thought it was a great idea. A canned food item weighs close to a pound (a little less) and a box, bag or area can be set aside to store a can everytime you lose a pound. <BR> <BR> <em>341</em> Wed, 19 Sep 2012 17:10:44 EST Are you passing through or here to stay Is the 150's your goal or is this just temporary? Sun, 16 Sep 2012 09:01:54 EST Does the 140-ville town entrance have a trampoline Does the 140-ville town entrance have a trampoline? <BR> <BR> Cause I surely bounced back here. <BR> <BR> Looks as if I'm looking for a place to stay--leasing, I think. Sun, 3 Jun 2012 09:40:00 EST A Blog Worth Reading about "Self Talk" I'm sharing this for those who may have missed it because I think it has incredible value - it includes links to his previous blogs - ALL of which are worthwhile reading!! <BR> <BR> Wishing you all a fabulous, healthy and active day!! Let's keep pushing it to move closer to 140Ville!! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=4886607 </link> <BR> <BR> Helene Sat, 19 May 2012 07:07:04 EST Hello--been stuck in 150ville for ages. Hey everyone! My name is Kasey and I'm 24...and been living in 150ville for a looong time. My weight loss has been on going since high school and I dropped 40 pounds my first year of college once I found out I tipped the scales at 192. However, for the past four years I have been stuck in/around 150. My weight fluctuates from 145-165, usually settling around 154 and I just can't seem to get out of this range! My ideal weight according to BMI/health sites is around 135-145 but despite cutting ... Thu, 3 May 2012 09:27:14 EST Spring Bootcamp Challenge - Week 1 Today marks the first official date of SP Spring Bootcamp Challenge which runs to the end of May. I challenge all of the 150Ville members to join in! <BR> <BR> I know my own actions of late have led me to start the challenge in 160Ville but I vow that by the end of May, I'll be that much closer to 140Ville. <BR> <BR> If you would like to join, see the following link and start TODAY!! <BR> <BR> Here's the link for you to join in the over 45,000 SP Members who have taken the leap to this NEW... Sun, 29 Apr 2012 07:14:53 EST last!! Hi! I've been on spark since December and have lost almost 20 lbs since then. Before joining I lost 13 so I'm getting to my goal slowly but surely. I'm glad to finally be on this team! Mon, 9 Apr 2012 11:48:27 EST How's the temperature in 150-ville? Cauz I'll arrive soon :))) Sun, 18 Mar 2012 08:40:21 EST Finally Leaving! After being at a plateau for the past 5 months, bouncing between 154 and 152...finally broke though to 149. <BR> <BR> See you all in 140ville! Mon, 30 Jan 2012 12:17:43 EST 2012 - Leaving 150Ville Who's with me with leaving 150Ville behind in 2012?!?! For some it may be this month, for others it may be a bit later... Where are you at with your journey? <BR> <BR> For me personally, getting to 150Ville was HUGE because I struggled on a plateau for years in 160Ville and finally busted through in 2011. I managed to stay in 150Ville for most of December and now I'm aiming to get to 140Ville by the end of January (even if it is by a hair). <BR> <BR> I am truly pumped and feel that this yea... Wed, 4 Jan 2012 08:50:42 EST Hi my name is Carrie Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> I joined this team this morning! I have been trying to get out of the 150's for a while now. I have weighed between 155-150 for the past couple for months. Yesterday I weighed myself and I am back down to 150! My goal for this month is to get into the 140's! I am glad to be here and to get to know everyone! <BR> <BR> Carrie Wed, 9 Nov 2011 10:43:10 EST November Challenge - Get Closer to 140Ville Well I'm back in 150Ville and have been for the past week. My focus for November will be to get closer to 140Ville. I hope to lose 8.5 pounds in the next 4 weeks to achieve my 20lbs target... and heck - if I could really push it I may even land in 140Ville. I have my staff party on December 3rd and looking forward to buying a new 'dress' for the occasion as a reward. <BR> <BR> What is your own personal challenge for November? Do you have a plan or target in mind? <BR> <BR> Share with us he... Thu, 3 Nov 2011 06:01:47 EST Finally here after 11 months!!! I started really trying to lose weight November, and finally in August I started the South Beach diet, and FINALLY was able to get myself out of 160ville!! I've been at 158.5 for about a week, and yesterday and today I was 158, so I feel like I am safely out! I hope to reach 140ville by the end of the year!! Wed, 19 Oct 2011 18:30:42 EST WooHoo FINALLY HERE!!!!!!!!!!! Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> My name is Lekeisha and after a couple years I finally got this thing down packed so I'm passing through. Down to a solid 158. After checking the scale the last couple days I was in disbelief. Got on this morning and it was still 158!!!!!! During my stay I vow to work hard and stay motivated. Hard work is truly paying off. Have a great day!!!!!!!!!!!! Mon, 17 Oct 2011 11:43:21 EST Need some encouragement I want to stay on track and motivated but this weekend is my husband birthday and we are having guest coming in from out of town. I want to stay on track and not go overboard with the food and goodies. Any suggestions? Thu, 13 Oct 2011 14:02:25 EST new team mate Hello I am new to this team and I hope that this will give me the motivation I need. I have been a resident of 150's for a while. I may leave but seem to come back and stay stuck in the 150's. I would like to move to the 140's and eventually 130's and maintain it. Mon, 10 Oct 2011 12:20:41 EST Check out the "CHALLENGE" section I just posted a new one and hope you'll join me!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Tue, 13 Sep 2011 14:06:33 EST *CHALLENGE*: "TREAT" yourself to a 10 lb. loss! *CHALLENGE*: "TREAT" yourself to a 10 lb. loss! <BR> <BR> We have exactly 7 weeks/49 days starting today until October 31st to lose 10 lbs.; that's an average of 1.3 lbs. per week. <BR> <BR> I'm not going to specify any "have too" exercises. Let's just encourage one another to stay moving and eat healthy. <BR> <BR> I'm motivated!!! <BR> <BR> Any takers??? <BR> <BR> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ <BR> My starting weight: 152.0 Tue, 13 Sep 2011 14:04:37 EST Muscle Challenge - starts 08/29! Up for a challenge? Me too! <BR> <BR> SLWLYGOININSANE and I decided we need a bit of a strength training challenge so we created one. <BR> <BR> It's simple but challenging. <BR> <BR> 3 times a week do the following... <BR> <BR> 25 Push-ups <BR> 100 Crunches <BR> 50 Squats <BR> <BR> If you need to change it a bit, that's okay. For me, I am changing the 100 crunches to a 1 minute plank. Just make it challenging. <BR> <BR> Than, what you did them.. report back. It reminds us all that ... Mon, 22 Aug 2011 22:55:55 EST any 'oops' foods I probably am in and always come back to 150-ville because I do not continue to pay attention to calories. I have always hated counting them but find it is the best way for me to lose and be aware of lbs."sneaking up on me". That and weighing regularly. Neither are my favorite things, but necessary. <BR> Back to my post-- have any of you eaten anything and mistaken the serving size. One of my 'oops' lately(before starting Sparks again) was the kind of ice cream topping that hardens. Ice cream... Thu, 18 Aug 2011 07:23:43 EST new here I just joined team' Leaving 150ville' but 150ville has been my hometown for the majority of my life give or take a few times when living below that and when I start visiting 155ville I know I need to watch it. My BMI is overweight until I get to 135ville (I have visited before but always seem to return to my hometown) I dream of living in '135ville' and having the DR.'s staff write normal next to my BMI! Maybe with the help here on Spark Pages and this forum I can do it this time. Looking for... Sat, 13 Aug 2011 14:58:59 EST So glad to be here! I've slogged through 70-ville, 60-ville (no fast runs for me!), BUT, I've made it here. And I'm very glad. And I'm planning on a long stay. 155 is my goal weight, but the more I think about it, the more I think I would be happier and healthier going to the 40's. <BR> But that's future. <BR> The present is, thanks for letting me join 150-ville! Sun, 7 Aug 2011 18:34:22 EST Challenge - Move down one floor by this weekend What are your best secrets to do that? <BR> <BR> It can help me a lot if I skip dinner one day - but have a good breakfast and lunch... <BR> or simply stick you YOUR plan. <BR> <BR> You can also read my blogs for some great ideas and videos. <BR> <BR> I have to sing to tonight, so it might be a good day to skip dinner - we'll see... <BR> I t can also help me to skip lunch and then have and early dinner...This would also work well for my singing plans... <BR> (I sing better on a more empt... Tue, 2 Aug 2011 12:01:33 EST Well, my friends! This is it..leaving 150ville! You all have been so wonderful, but it's time for me to move onto 140ville. Today's weigh in was 147.5 and I am thrilled. <BR> <BR> Keep up the good work, y'all! Hope to see you soon in 140ville and if this is your home, I wish you all the best of luck and lots of love! Mon, 1 Aug 2011 09:37:37 EST Shed 5 Pounds Challenge You in? <BR> <BR> I am! <BR> How about shed 5 pounds by this time in August? <BR> <BR> Who's in? <BR> <BR> Mary Tue, 12 Jul 2011 13:23:26 EST Bouncing up and down... Hi team! <BR> <BR> I am sorry I have not been on board here as much as a leader should be... I believe it's my own 'guilt' for having spent most of this past month in 160Ville - except for one day in 150Ville ... but I'm not losing hope and pushing hard to end the month back in 150Ville. <BR> <BR> I think we all yo-yo and for me staying in 150Ville has been a challenge, but one I'm ready to conquer and aim to spend all of July ... moving down one floor at a time as my new aim is to reach my... Tue, 28 Jun 2011 05:46:22 EST Lose 5lbs by June 30th, 2011 Let's push it and pledge to lose 5lbs by June 30th - which will mark our halfway point in 2011! <BR> <BR> Personally I'm aiming to lose just over 10lbs (as some of the weight is yo-yo weight). I hope to reach 152lbs by June 30th. <BR> <BR> What's your pledge for this month with regards to weight loss? Are you on a plateau that you are trying to bust? It's time to give yourself the extra push!! Add a new activity, switch things up - keep things Fresh!! <BR> <BR> Let's keep moving towards 14... Thu, 2 Jun 2011 04:22:21 EST Stepping down as a co-leader Dearest team members: <BR> <BR> I've been a leader and co-leader of this team for some time now, and feel that it's time for me to step down. I recently got a job, and as a result have not been able to give the team the time it deserves. <BR> <BR> I have confidence that our three other co-leaders, Yosoylinda, Kittykatvegan and Septemberspirit will all continue to keep this a great team. <BR> <BR> I've really enjoyed leading this team, and wish everyone continued success in 150ville and be... Mon, 30 May 2011 08:07:59 EST Challenge - Move down one floor by June 1! This is just a quick, fun challenge. <BR> <BR> Challenge - Move down one floor by June 1 <BR> <BR> I am on the 8th floor - so I hope to be on the 7th or below <BR> This will keep me focused the weekend: <BR> NO GAINS <BR> <em>246</em> <BR> Mary <BR> <BR> Drink water, exercise, and be on your chosen plan with the food <BR> <BR> Mary <BR> Sat, 28 May 2011 16:36:44 EST 6 Weeks to Half Way mark for 2011 Can you believe that in 6 weeks half of 2011 will be over?! <BR> <BR> I decided to post this challenge to put forth a renewed sense of reaching for your goals. Where are you at since setting the ever so popular January goals... Are you achieving what you set out to do? If not, you have 6 weeks to set in motion some major changes that will provide you with the boost you need to begin the 2nd half of the year feeling <em>345</em> <BR> <BR> June 30th means we'll be into summer - the time of ... Tue, 17 May 2011 03:59:11 EST I Am Officially Leaving I think it is safe for me to move on to 140 ville. I have been out of the 150s for about two weeks now. See you guys soon in 140 ville. Tue, 10 May 2011 23:28:18 EST May Countdown May 1: 160.2 lbs <BR> May 2: 159.8 <BR> May 3: 157.2 lbs <BR> May 4: 156.8 lbs <BR> May 5: 155.4 lbs Thu, 5 May 2011 12:56:59 EST a return trip I've been in denial, but really there's no excuse... I'm officially back after several somewhat-successful months in 140ville. Hopefully it won't take much longer to get back on that train though...! Fri, 15 Apr 2011 09:30:50 EST Hi all! Just lost my 92nd pound and just entered 150-ville. Just passing through on the way to 140 ville. Nice to meet you all! Sat, 2 Apr 2011 15:34:52 EST Not quite here yet Hi I'm Tracy, 37 wife and stay at home mom of 3 boys. I'm 2 lbs from being in the 150's and wanted to go ahead and find the group to join up. Fri, 25 Mar 2011 16:45:38 EST March Countdown Total loss for February - 3.8lbs (156.6 to 152.8) <BR> March 1 - 152.8 Tue, 1 Mar 2011 07:33:59 EST Finally Made it Here! I weighed in at 158 today o I figured it was okay for me to leave 160-ville. I hope I only here for 2 months or less. I look forward to making friends here. Sun, 13 Feb 2011 23:50:20 EST yes!! 150's time for the next challenge to get to 140-ville Fri, 4 Feb 2011 14:06:49 EST I'm back! Unpacking my bags for a stay here in 150-ville. Plan to be here until about April or so if all goes to plan. Off to a great start though coming in at 158.3 this morning! Looking forward to working towards 140-ville with all you lovely Sparkies :) Sat, 22 Jan 2011 07:44:05 EST Thank You I want to say thank you to everyone for their hospitality during my short stay here in 150-ville. Glad to have been here with such amazing people and will see everyone in the next town 140-ville!!! Thu, 6 Jan 2011 21:03:45 EST I'll be back soon.... Sad to leave, but the holidays did me in... for now I'm moving to 160-ville, but I plan to make it only a 1 or 2 week lease ;) Thu, 6 Jan 2011 11:35:48 EST LOSE 5 LBS BY 2/1/2011 Hello, <BR> <BR> I thought I would start this challenge to help me and maybe you to lose 5 lbs this month. Weigh-in days will be Mondays. Feel free to join along and support each other. <BR> GOAL WEIGHT- 153.7 <BR> 1/3/2011-158.7 <BR> 1/10/2011- <BR> 1/17/2011- <BR> 1/24/2011- <BR> 1/31/2011- <BR> <em>306</em> Mon, 3 Jan 2011 18:07:56 EST Time to move on....leaving for 140ville I am officially in the 140s so I'll be moving on but it was fun. My stay here was from September 19th until December 14th....not too bad with the holidays :) I hope to see y'all in 140ville soon <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> Sat, 18 Dec 2010 17:24:30 EST I am outta here! Yesterday morning, I woke up and jumped on my scale... <BR> <BR> 149.6 pounds! <BR> <BR> I am finally back in the 140's! And this time I am staying there for good... no heading back. So this is my final fairwell to 150-ville... can't wait to see you all in 140-ville! Tue, 14 Dec 2010 14:34:47 EST Need Help Hi everyone. I've been a member of the team for a while but I haven't formally introduced myself. For whatever reason, Sparkpeople has not been successful for me. Instead of leaving 150 ville I'm approaching 160 ville! I am an emotional eater (don't worry, I'm in the emotional eater team also) and I really want the site to work. I keep spending money on junk food. My junk food usual suspects are Burger King, Taco Bell and Boston Market. I need a better way to handle stressors in my lif... Tue, 7 Dec 2010 21:44:07 EST December Goal Setting Challenge Now that Thanksgiving is over I thought we might want to focus on our goals for December. <BR> <BR> It can be a very hectic time and our schedules and meals sometimes get out of whack. <BR> <BR> Lets all set some goals for December and challenge ourselves to stick to them. <BR> <BR> Feel free to share your goals here and to report your progress (or share problems and ask for help). <BR> <BR> <em>306</em> Mon, 29 Nov 2010 08:55:00 EST Good bye 150ville it was a long stay but now... I found a great new place in 140ville and I must say I really do love it here!!! You were my home for a long long long time 150ville but I just wasn't comfortable there and really I have a dream home being built in 130ville so this is my goodbye!! I don't plan on coming to visit so please don't "weight" around for me!!! <BR> <BR> I did it... I am officially out of the 150's ( I have been all week long) and I now feel comfortable saying that I am living in 140ville and I am NEVER going back t... Sat, 20 Nov 2010 10:23:40 EST How do you jump on the scale? I'm pretty methodical about weighing myself so it's a good comparison every week, but I'm curious how everyone else does it. <BR> <em>192</em> <BR> <BR> For me, as soon as I wake up, I go to the bathroom and use the toilet. Then I strip down to just my underwear, and hop on the scale. I won't have water or breakfast until after I've weighed, I never wear more than my underwear, and I ALWAYS at least pee before I weigh-in. Seems a bit excessive now that I write it down. lol :) Fri, 19 Nov 2010 12:56:54 EST I Will NOT Gain Weight thisThan ksgiving Challenge Hi fellow 150ville residents: <BR> <BR> Unfortunately, this is the season for gaining weight. Recent articles note that the average American will gain anywhere from 1 to 10 pounds between Halloween and New Years. While the amount varies significantly from study to study, most studies agree that the amount gained tends to STAY ON! Over the years this accumulates to a lot of extra pounds. <BR> <BR> <em>9</em> <BR> <BR> So here is my challenge to you: Make the commitment that you WILL NO... Fri, 19 Nov 2010 12:34:11 EST I'm moving to 140-ville! I haven't been good at posting here but I am excited to report that I'm moving to 140-ville after YEARS of living here. :) Hoping to land in 130-ville eventually. <BR> <BR> Take care! Wed, 10 Nov 2010 10:24:05 EST weight loss ticker? Ok, since I'm a noob to this site where do you get the ticker and where do you put the source code to make it work? <em>198</em> Fri, 5 Nov 2010 12:14:00 EST How are you treating yourself this Halloween? Hi everyone! I am just wondering how we are all going to treat ourselves this Halloween. The holiday is not all about candy and high-cal treats, but also includes some great traditions like carving jack-o-lanterns, dressing-up, and meeting up with friends. What are you doing? Fri, 29 Oct 2010 12:01:37 EST Long Time Resident... planning to move! I've been in the 150's for a long time... then I went back to the 160's and I said no way! So I'm back in the 150's and I've rededicated myself to the process and I will be out of the 150's in no time! I'm so happy to be here with all of you and I hope that we all move on to 140-ville together very soon! Thu, 14 Oct 2010 22:59:14 EST Eek!! So I went on vacation to Europe for 2 weeks and when I came back and weighed myself I ALMOST had to kick myself out of this group and go up to 160-ville. Thankfully, THANKFULLY the scale was at 159.4. I will FIGHT not to let it go past that. I will make it into 140-ville soon. YES I WILL! <BR> <BR> <em>216</em> Wed, 13 Oct 2010 20:21:27 EST Oct. challenge week 1 This weeks challenge (from Oct 3-9) will be to drink 8 glasses of water each day. So drink up Team. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>194</em> <em>194</em> <em>194</em> <em>194</em> <em>194</em> <em>194</em> <em>194</em> <em>194</em> . <BR> <BR> Let us know how you did. <em>306</em> Sun, 3 Oct 2010 14:37:28 EST Glad to be here, hoping not to stay too long! Hello! I weighed in at 158.8 today and was glad to be in 150-ville. My final goal is 140-ville, however, so I'm hoping this visit will be a brief one. I'd like to see the 140's by the end of the year so that I can switch to maintenance for 2011! Sun, 3 Oct 2010 13:17:38 EST New to the Team Hi, I'm new to the team, I'm about half way thru 150-ville and thought i'd stop in and see if this team can push me on through to 140-ville. It's been a great journey thus far, looking forward to meeting some interesting team members. I'm always here to lend a smile or an encouraging word. <em>252</em> Thu, 30 Sep 2010 15:52:25 EST I CANT LEAVE!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!! Its been...forever. I go down to 149...148.... <BR> 147... anndddd then i jump to 151. What is this??? I can't do it. I really can't. It is beyond depressing. Week after week of eating right and I feel like its all for nothing. HELP! Thu, 23 Sep 2010 14:59:02 EST 2nd half of September Challenge Hello Team. I would like to end the 2nd half of September with positive thinking. Everyday for the rest of this month say something positive about yourself or this journey. What we tell ourselves plays a major role on this weight loss journey. We don't want any "stinkin thinkin" or "negative thoughts" for the rest of this month/journey. Everyone who completes this 15 day of "positive thinking" streak will get a spark goodie. So let's eliminate the negative and embrace the positive. Let's Go T... Wed, 15 Sep 2010 10:21:05 EST Do Over Day Challenge. Hello Team. This is a challenge to pick ourselves back up when things don't go as planned. We get a new day to "do over" and get it right. Let's go Team <em>306</em> Mon, 13 Sep 2010 13:57:59 EST New to 150-ville Well the past couple weeks I've maintained my weight in the 150s, and I'm really proud of myself for that. I wasn't even in the 150s in high school. But I know deep down inside I can do better! I'm ready to leave 150-ville and that's why I've joined this team! <BR> <BR> ~m~ Tue, 7 Sep 2010 21:20:20 EST Just arrived (barely). Hope to be passing thru I just barely got my toe in the door. I am planning on passing thru, but it will probably be awhile. Hope to make new friends while I'm here. Wed, 1 Sep 2010 11:01:54 EST Pre September Challenge I thought I'd wait until after Labor Day weekend to start the September challenge, but wanted to post something for this week, soooo - here's something different for this week: <BR> <BR> I'm challenging everyone to lose 1 pound by next Monday - yes just 1 (ONE) pound. <em>193</em> <BR> <BR> Let's see if we can all get moving through this town and on to better places!!! <BR> <BR> I'll create a template above this post for everyone to use, just fill in your starting number and, if you'd li... Mon, 30 Aug 2010 08:21:49 EST Should be leaving this week... I should be leaving this week!!! :) YAYAYAYA...weighed in today at 150.4... :) Mon, 23 Aug 2010 09:22:57 EST September Challenge Ideas Hi all: <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> I'm thinking ahead to September and to some new challenges, and would love to hear any comments or suggestions you have to make the challenges exciting and motivating for you. What kind of challenges do you want to have - what will keep you inspired to come back day after day, and week after week to post your successes. Should it be one challenge with different parts, or a few smaller challenges with only one item in each? What things are you struggling wit... Mon, 23 Aug 2010 07:57:35 EST August Challenge - Week 4 Here it is - the last week of our August challenge!!! <BR> <BR> Get points each day and see how many points you can rack up for the week. Each week's winner will get a goodie from the team with a special goodie going the person with the most points at the end of the month!!! <BR> <BR> Here are the daily points: <BR> <BR> 1 point for every glass of water, up to 8 points. <BR> <BR> 1 point for every 10 minutes of exercise, up to 9 points. <BR> <BR> 1 point for every fruit or veggie se... Mon, 23 Aug 2010 07:37:58 EST August Challenge. Week 3 Here it is - our August challenge!!! <BR> <BR> Get points each day and see how many points you can rack up for the week. Each week's winner will get a goodie from the team with a special goodie going the person with the most points at the end of the month!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Here are the daily points: <BR> <BR> 1 point for every glass of water, up to 8 points. <BR> <BR> 1 point for every 10 minutes of exercise, up to 9 points. <BR> <BR> 1 point for every fruit or veggie serv... Mon, 16 Aug 2010 09:49:45 EST out of 160-ville, into 150-ville!!! hi everyone. kf7 here. I finally got into the 150s a few days ago, and now I am 158.2. I can't tell you how excited I am. I haven't been in the 150s since I don't know when. I have always fluctuated between the high 160s and 170s. I'm hoping I'm just passing through for now so I can get to 140-ville, lol. Sun, 15 Aug 2010 08:27:11 EST August challenge. Week 2 Here it is - our August challenge!!! <BR> <BR> Get points each day and see how many points you can rack up for the week. Each week's winner will get a goodie from the team with a special goodie going the person with the most points at the end of the month!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Here are the daily points: <BR> <BR> 1 point for every glass of water, up to 8 points. <BR> <BR> 1 point for every 10 minutes of exercise, up to 9 points. <BR> <BR> 1 point for every fruit or veggie serv... Mon, 9 Aug 2010 10:01:17 EST hello fellow residents.... <BR> Hello all! I am a loooong time denizen of 150-ville. Although I've spent some time in the land of 140, I keep finding myself back here. I'm just looking for some friendly support--perhaps coupled with some tough love--from some of my fellow frustrated citizens. I'm lookiing foward to getting to know some of you. And no offense, but I hope my stay here isn't too long! :) Tue, 3 Aug 2010 17:19:20 EST Here and There Physically in the 160's again, but i'm here in spirit. I haven't officially weighed in, but the summer has been too much fun and you know how that goes. Still working out, but being a bit lenient when it comes to the quality and quantity of my food. The kids start school next week and with that comes my reality. I'm already back on track. It was fun while it lasted. <em>211</em> Mon, 2 Aug 2010 19:26:49 EST August Challenge - Week 1 <em>244</em> Here it is - our August challenge!!! <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Get points each day and see how many points you can rack up for the week. Each week's winner will get a goodie from the team with a special goodie going the person with the most points at the end of the month!!! <BR> <BR> <em>345</em> <BR> <BR> Here are the daily points: <BR> <BR> 1 point for every glass of water, up to 8 points. <BR> <BR> 1 point for every 10 minutes of exercise, up to 9 points. <BR> <BR> 1... Sat, 31 Jul 2010 10:06:52 EST new to the team, but not to the land <em>213</em> <BR> Hi all! Just wanted to say a quick hi... have been plateaued in the land of 150ville for about 4 months now, and it's killing me! Hopefully it'll pass soon though. Wed, 28 Jul 2010 14:03:01 EST Train to 140-ville! All Abroad! Hey 150-ville residents, this has worked for me and others I thought maybe it will be fun to revisit this train.... <BR> <BR> Here are rules: <BR> <BR> 3 points gets you first class compartments on the fast train. 2 points gets you 2nd class on the regular train. 1 point isn't enough! You love your body more than that - go drink some more water and meditate on what you can do better tomorrow! <BR> <BR> "How do I get my 3 points?" - you ask. <BR> <BR> Its easy: <BR> 1 point... Sun, 11 Jul 2010 17:06:38 EST OVER AND OUT! That's time spent here is OVER and I am OUT of here! lol. Sorry, cheesy I know, I'm so excited though. Weighed in this morning at 149.7 and there's no going back. I'm done with the 150's! Hope to see you all soon in the next town. Mon, 28 Jun 2010 10:23:09 EST A close and brief encounter After the weekend I decided to get on the scale and see the damage from having my kitchen out of order during remodeling. This meant eating out for every meal. I tried my best to make good choices, but sodium is not my friend. The scale said 160.. Now I know this is water weight cause there is no way I gained 4 pounds in two days. Now i'm just drinking lots of water and back to my clean eating. I'll be 156 by friday <em>224</em> Wed, 23 Jun 2010 14:42:11 EST Think I Can Move On My digital scales said I was around 148 yesterday! Yahoo!!! My crazy Wii Fit is saying 150 so not sure, but think I'll be moving on soon. Tue, 22 Jun 2010 08:33:00 EST Weigh in tomorrow Crossing my finger that i'm still allowed to be here. I might be here a while since it took me a year of ups and downs to get out of 160ville. I hope that this time around my 150ville membership is short lived. <em>318</em> Fri, 18 Jun 2010 00:12:58 EST Gone Again! Well, I'm leaving 150-ville (again). I'm down to 146.2 now, so I'll be heading to 140-ville, hopefully to never return. ( ; <BR> Hope to see all of you there soon! Good luck on your journeys! ( ; Mon, 7 Jun 2010 13:14:05 EST A week later - And I'm baaacckkk!! Ughh! After ceasing all excercise, diet, water, and phentermine, I am back in 150-ville. 150.8 to be exact so hopefully I won't be here for long ya know? I'm so disappointed, but it's my fault so I gotta get back on the bandwagon - starting today!! I'm only "visiting" - then back to 140-ville again! ( ; Fri, 4 Jun 2010 09:29:27 EST Hello everyone..i've finally arrived! Hi i'm new to the team. I was in 160ville for a very long time and last friday I was finally released. I first thought it was a fluke so I jumped on the scale a few times. All pointed to 158.4, it's official. This may be my final stop if I find I feel good at 150. The only time I remember being this weight I was probably 10 years old. It was all downhill from there. Now i'm a new person with a positive attitude about food and excersice. I run, spin, hike,strength train and so much more. I tru... Thu, 3 Jun 2010 19:10:30 EST See Ya!! Well I'm leaving 150-ville FINALLY!! I weighed in at 147 today, and it's the first time I've been under 150 in almost 6 years!!! I've basically spent my entire adult life as 5'4" and between 150 and 160 lbs, so this is a HUGE thing for me!! Woo hoo!! Good luck to everyone else. Hope to see ya in 140-ville, but never in HERE again!!! Fri, 28 May 2010 19:27:27 EST May 2010 Challenge - Week 4 Hi Everyone: <BR> <BR> Welcome to week 4 of the May Challenge!! We're making the challenge for this month real simple. The two challenges will be the same for each week: <BR> <BR> 1. Eat as many fruits and veggies as you can - get one point for each one you eat. <BR> <BR> <em>258</em> <em>277</em> <BR> <BR> 2. Exercise as much as you can - get one point for every 10 minutes. <BR> <BR> <em>319</em> <em>332</em> <BR> <BR> I'll add up the points and give out some team goodies each... Mon, 24 May 2010 09:46:04 EST 3 More To Go... Well, I have had a hard time losing all of this baby weight on top of the extra weight that I had before the 2nd blessing, and I've always been (after 1st baby 6 yrs ago)between 150 and 160lbs. I've changed my diet to low fat/high fiber/high protein/no red meat, as well as excercising 3-5 times/week, and so far in the last 4 weeks (since April 26) I've lost 12 lbs as of this am (164-152), and I'm hoping to lose those last stubborn 3 lbs to get out of here! <BR> <BR> It will be the first t... Fri, 21 May 2010 16:51:00 EST May 2010 Challenge - Week 3 Hi Everyone: <BR> <BR> Welcome to week 3 of the May Challenge!! We're making the challenge for this month real simple. The two challenges will be the same for each week: <BR> <BR> 1. Eat as many fruits and veggies as you can - get one point for each one you eat. <BR> <BR> <em>258</em> <em>277</em> <BR> <BR> 2. Exercise as much as you can - get one point for every 10 minutes. <BR> <BR> <em>319</em> <em>332</em> <BR> <BR> I'll add up the points and give out some team goodies each... Sun, 16 May 2010 10:39:43 EST heading to 140ville! Well I weighed in this AM and I'm under 150! YAY SO excited to be heading to 140ville! Good luck to everyone on their journey! Wed, 12 May 2010 16:40:24 EST May Two Pound Challenge Here's a place for those that don't want to participate in the food and exercise challenge, but who want to participate in the May "Lose 2 pounds this Month" challenge. <BR> <BR> You can post your progress here. <BR> <BR> Have fun <em>306</em> Tue, 11 May 2010 09:01:29 EST May 2010 - Week 2 Challenge Hi Everyone: <BR> <BR> Welcome to week 2 of the May Challenge!! We're making the challenge for this month real simple. The two challenges will be the same for each week: <BR> <BR> 1. Eat as many fruits and veggies as you can - get one point for each one you eat. <BR> <BR> <em>258</em> <em>277</em> <BR> <BR> 2. Exercise as much as you can - get one point for every 10 minutes. <BR> <BR> <em>319</em> <em>332</em> <BR> <BR> I'll add up the points and give out some team goodies each... Mon, 10 May 2010 10:15:03 EST May Challenge Chat Here's a place for everyone to chat about the May challenge. Let us know how you're doing, any problems you're facing, any way we can help you reach your goals, or anything else you want to discuss regarding this month's challenge. <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> Sun, 2 May 2010 10:27:17 EST May 2010 Challenge - Week 1 Hi Everyone: <BR> <BR> Welcome to the May Challenge!! We're making the challenge for this month real simple. The two weekly challenges will be the same for each week: <BR> <BR> 1. Eat as many fruits and veggies as you can - get one point for each one you eat. <BR> <BR> <em>291</em> <em>265</em> <BR> <BR> 2. Exercise as much as you can - get one point for every 10 minutes. <BR> <BR> <em>182</em> <em>324</em> <BR> <BR> I'll add up the points and give out some team goodies each w... Sun, 2 May 2010 10:17:11 EST GOODBYE MY FRIENDS! 149.5 at weigh-in today!!! Goodbye 150's!!!!!! I also made goal weight (150 pounds) but will be dropping that down to 140 soon. It was a nice ride 150's, but I'm glad it's over - hope to see you all in the 140's with me soon! Tue, 27 Apr 2010 09:42:46 EST Hi all! Finally back in the 50s. Hoping to keep this ball rolling. Glad to be here. :) Sat, 24 Apr 2010 19:19:11 EST I'm new here! I've been weighing myself on my digital scales for awhile and although they say I'm 157, I'm not 100% sure they are accurate. I finally weighed myself on my "dial" scales and also on the Wii Fit this morning and both of them say around 158-159, so I'm feeling more confident about joining the 150-ville. <BR> <BR> I hope it's a short visit here, but we'll see. Fri, 23 Apr 2010 09:56:00 EST Heading out TODAY!!!!!!!!!! 146.6 this morning. I was shocked!!! <BR> <BR> Good bye and good luck to all of you still here. Hope to see you again, soon, but not in this place. It was nice, but I ain't commin' back! Mon, 19 Apr 2010 10:20:29 EST April 2010 Challenge - Week 3 Hi Team: <BR> I wanted to get us back to starting these challenges on Monday, so the first day of this challenge is also the last day of last week's challenge. SOrry if that's confusing. <BR> <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> In case you weren't here for last two weeks' challenges, here's the scoop - this month’s challenge comes to us from KN0CK0UT_, and it’s a great one. <em>250</em> <BR> <BR> Similar to last month, each of you should determine what your goals are in each of three categories: <BR>... Mon, 19 Apr 2010 09:31:00 EST Hopefully, Good-Bye On Monday (the 12th) I was at 150.4. I took a peek today and was 148.4. Waiting until Monday for an official weigh in, but, hoping to be out of the 150's by then, and done forever!! Sat, 17 Apr 2010 18:45:11 EST April 2010 Challenge - Week 2 Hi Team: <BR> <BR> In case you weren't here for last weeks challenge, here's the scoop - this month’s challenge comes to us from KN0CK0UT_, and it’s a great one. <em>250</em> <BR> <BR> Similar to last month, each of you should determine what your goals are in each of three categories: <BR> <BR> 1. Nutrition <BR> 2. Exercise (if you work out 6 days and give yourself 1 day off for recovery/rest, you can count that as 7 days of success). <BR> 3. Personal Goal <BR> <BR> Instead of points thi... Tue, 13 Apr 2010 07:30:20 EST I think I'll be off soon!!!!!!!!! I weighed in a couple days ago at 150.5!! I'm so excited... I can't even imagine being in the 140's. So I'm hoping by next week? Sat, 10 Apr 2010 13:58:12 EST April Challenge Chat Please use this thread to talk about your goals for the month of April, it's great to share with everyone else. <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> Mon, 5 Apr 2010 15:15:23 EST April 2010 Challenge - Week 1 Hi Team: <BR> <BR> This month’s challenge comes to us from KN0CK0UT_, and it’s a great one. <em>250</em> <BR> <BR> Similar to last month, each of you should determine what your goals are in each of three categories: <BR> <BR> 1. Nutrition <BR> 2. Exercise (if you work out 6 days and give yourself 1 day off for recovery/rest, you can count that as 7 days of success). <BR> 3. Personal Goal <BR> <BR> Instead of points this month, your level of success is determined by how many days each wee... Mon, 5 Apr 2010 15:10:12 EST Off to 140-ville! Time for me to leave! Thanks for all the support and I hope everyone joins me soon! <BR> <BR> =D Thu, 1 Apr 2010 18:05:27 EST April Countdown <em>249</em> <em>306</em> <em>126</em> Wed, 31 Mar 2010 08:20:03 EST I've kind of been pretending I don't live here.... I had sort of thought that I would be able to just kind of skip this place. You know, just sort of blast past it on my highway to slender rather than set up house and start forwarding my mail. <BR> <BR> I mean it looks nice. Don't get me wrong. It's just that I was going places fast and I figured I'd be long past here by now. <BR> <BR> I started this journey at 164 pounds, which is heavier than I'd been in probably close to a decade. I was a pudgy teen who thinned out in her early twenties,... Sun, 28 Mar 2010 10:52:17 EST Please welcome our New Co-Leader Hi team: <BR> <BR> I just wanted to let everyone know that ARMYNOMADWIFE has agreed to join me as a co-leader for our team. <BR> <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> I know that she's going to make a great team leader and I hope you all join me in giving her a big huge <BR> <BR> <em>235</em> . <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> <BR> <em>223</em> Springtime Fri, 26 Mar 2010 08:47:04 EST Inching my way closer... I'm down 1.2 this week, putting me at 154.4! Slow and steady - and especially after the week it's been (AWFUL sleep and lots of stress thanks to work), I'm THRILLED with my results. <BR> <BR> Wed, 24 Mar 2010 05:41:39 EST March 2010 - Week 4 <em>243</em> <BR> <BR> So glad some of you are participating in these challenges. <BR> <BR> For all of you who competed in these challenges before, you know how fun they can be as well as how they can motivate you to stay on track. For those of you who are new to the challenges, have fun with them, and feel free to jump in and join us anytime, you don't have to start at the beginning of the month, or even the week! <BR> <BR> Here are your challenges for this week: <BR> <BR> 1. Create yo... Mon, 22 Mar 2010 15:44:18 EST March 2010 Challenge - Week 3 <em>243</em> <BR> <BR> So glad some of you are participating in these challenges. <BR> <BR> For all of you who competed in these challenges before, you know how fun they can be as well as how they can motivate you to stay on track. For those of you who are new to the challenges, have fun with them, and feel free to jump in and join us anytime, you don't have to start at the beginning of the month, or even the week! <BR> <BR> Here are your challenges for this week: <BR> <BR> 1. Create yo... Sat, 13 Mar 2010 13:53:28 EST Hoping for a short stay... But, I thought I'd introduce myself... I am a 23-year-old mother of three who has struggled with my weight all my life. I'm am currently about 3.5 pounds away from being out of the 150s, but still have a long way to go! Wed, 10 Mar 2010 15:24:10 EST March 2010 - Week 2 <em>244</em> <BR> For all of you who competed in these challenges before, you know how fun they can be as well as how they can motivate you to stay on track. For those of you who are new to the challenges, have fun with them, and feel free to jump in and join us anytime, you don't have to start at the beginning of the month, or even the week! <BR> <BR> Here are your challenges for this week: <BR> <BR> 1. Create your own nutrition challenge. That's right, create your own!! Whether it's g... Mon, 8 Mar 2010 12:07:01 EST A QUICK REMINDER TO ALL I received this post from the leader of another team, who received from Coach Nancy who received the word from Coach Jenn - so I am copying and pasting there messeage for all to read. <BR> <BR> Hey Team! <BR> <BR> The following information comes from Coach Jen, PLEASE read! THANKS! <BR> <BR> Recently we've had a number of issues with members posting copyrighted information- primarily in their blogs. The original authors have been contacting us, asking that their work be removed, or prop... Mon, 8 Mar 2010 11:00:33 EST New to town Hello all. I weighed in at 159.4 this morning. I'm hoping to get down to 150 and see how I look/feel there; At 5'10" I might be planting roots in this town. Only time will tell... Fri, 5 Mar 2010 11:18:55 EST March Countdown For anyone who likes to keep track of their weight loss separate from the HiRise Apartment. Tue, 2 Mar 2010 09:41:03 EST Leaving town! I was 149.4 on Friday and 148.2 today! I guess it's really and I'm leaving town! <BR> <BR> Don't worry though, I'm not leaving the team. :) Mon, 1 Mar 2010 21:01:01 EST March 2010 Challenge Chat Here's the place to chat about your successes and difficulties while participating in the March challenges. Let us know how you're doing, what you think about the challenge, any suggestions for future challenges? <BR> <BR> Have fun <BR> <BR> <em>306</em> Mon, 1 Mar 2010 09:24:43 EST Scheduled Moving Out Date--April 1, 2010 My goal is to be out of here by April 1st...I am 158.6 as of today... Mon, 1 Mar 2010 07:49:06 EST March 2010 Challenge - Week 1 This team is the <em>285</em> <BR> <BR> For all of you who competed in the February challenges you know how fun they can be as well as how they can motivate you to stay on track. For those of you who are new to the challenges, have fun with them! <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Hey, March is here!! (well in a couple of days) <BR> <BR> I thought I'd post a little early so you have the weekend to think about your goals a little. <BR> <BR> For this month we'll change it up a little mor... Sat, 27 Feb 2010 08:14:40 EST Give Yourself a Big WOOHOO!! <em>244</em> <em>244</em> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> This is a place for self praise, for self congratulations, to give yourself a big round of applause. Share your accomplishment, big or small, and give yourself a WOOHOO for it! <BR> <BR> <em>250</em> <BR> <BR> Give yourself a WOOHOO because you made it to the gym even though it was raining; you drank all eight glasses of water today; you straightened up your basement; you got 7 hours sleep last night; you dropped a pound (or a bad habi... Thu, 25 Feb 2010 09:28:52 EST Just passing through! Haven't seen the 140's in a VERY LONG time, however, I am determined to get there! I'll enjoy my visit while I'm here though. Thu, 25 Feb 2010 07:53:40 EST I made it! Hey everyone I'm new! I weighed in this morning at 159.5 :) <BR> <BR> Hope to only stay a little while :) Wed, 24 Feb 2010 09:04:21 EST New To Town It's my first day here! Hope to only stay here a few weeks... Tue, 23 Feb 2010 14:15:52 EST Stepping up my game! Okay, so I've been stuck at 153 for almost 3 weeks now. <BR> <BR> I try and eat under 1800 a day, but it's been hard lately as I've been going out a lot and I've struggled to keep to my dinner limits - any tips on coping with eating out and keeping up with your social life? <BR> <BR> I have also exercised 3 times a week for 20 minutes, jogging and adding in some sprints for variety. <BR> <BR> Clearly, my body has gotten used to my exercise routine and my eating habits are completely destr... Mon, 22 Feb 2010 11:13:44 EST February 2010 Challenge - Week 4 Here it is - week four of our February Challenge. <BR> <BR> For those of you who didn't get to participate in previous weeks, here's how it goes. <BR> <BR> Four different ways to earn points, the person with the most points each week will get a special goodie. <BR> <BR> 1. <em>194</em> <BR> <BR> Drink your water: each 8 ounce serving of water gets you a point, up to 8 servings or 8 points <BR> <BR> 2. <em>474</em> <em>69</em> <BR> <BR> Eat your veggies and fruits: each serving... Sun, 21 Feb 2010 09:09:32 EST All my bags are packed, I'm ready to go... This morning I was 149.8! BUT! My official weigh-in day is tomorrow. I hope I am still under 150 in the morning! Thu, 18 Feb 2010 20:51:29 EST February 2010 Challenge - Week 3 Here it is - week three of our February Challenge. <BR> <BR> For those of you who didn't get to participate in weeks 1 or 2, here's how it goes. <BR> <BR> Four different ways to earn points, the person with the most points each week will get a special goodie. <BR> <BR> 1. <em>274</em> <BR> <BR> Drink your water: each 8 ounce serving of water gets you a point, up to 8 servings or 8 points <BR> <BR> 2. <em>289</em> <BR> <BR> Eat your veggies and fruits: each serving gets you 5 po... Mon, 15 Feb 2010 10:55:43 EST February Countdown 2/8 - 157.8 Hope to be out of here by mid-March! <BR> 2/10 - 156.6 <BR> 2/14 - 155.8 <BR> 2/24 - 154.4 <BR> 2/27 - 153.2 Mon, 8 Feb 2010 19:45:07 EST February 2010 Challenge - Week 2 Here it is - week two of our February Challenge. <BR> <BR> For those of you who didn't get to participate in week 1, here's how it goes. <BR> <BR> Four different ways to earn points, the person with the most points each week will get a special goodie. <BR> <BR> 1. <em>274</em> <BR> <BR> Drink your water: each 8 ounce serving of water gets you a point, up to 8 servings or 8 points <BR> <BR> 2. <em>289</em> <BR> <BR> Eat your veggies and fruits: each serving gets you 5 points, wi... Sun, 7 Feb 2010 14:00:58 EST 150.4 I'm so close. But that's what I weighed on 1/17! My clothes are bigger, I'm smaller (even my ta-tas!), but no change on the scale. I'm hovering at 150 and it makes me a little sad. Maybe once I finish TOM it will go down. <BR> <BR> Not that I want to leave this group! (I just joined!) But I'm sure some of you can help me out or cheer me up. <BR> <BR> Thanks! Tue, 2 Feb 2010 12:39:14 EST February 2010 Challenge Chat <em>235</em> to the February Challenge. I hope you all enjoy this month's challenge - here's the place to talk about anything you want that's related to the challenge. <BR> <BR> Feel free to share what you're personal challenge is if you'd like, you just might motivate a teammate in some way. <BR> <BR> <em>249</em> <em>244</em> Sun, 31 Jan 2010 13:42:54 EST February 2010 Challenge - Week 1 Here it is - our first week's challenge for February. <BR> <BR> I thought I’d mix it up a little this month, so here goes. Four different ways to earn points, the person with the most points each week will get a special goodie. I changed it up a little from last month, so be sure to check out the whole list, especially number 4. <BR> <BR> 1. <em>194</em> <BR> <BR> Drink your water: each 8 ounce serving of water gets you a point, up to 8 servings or 8 points <BR> <BR> 2. <em>69</e... Sun, 31 Jan 2010 13:34:22 EST Looking to be moving into town in coming weeks Hi I'm Linda and looking to a move into town in the next couple of weeks and plant some roots in town my goal is 150 <BR> <BR> I'll be visiting until I find my new home here <BR> <BR> hope to get to meet you all soon Fri, 29 Jan 2010 12:40:00 EST Hello! So glad to be here! I just eeked into town this morning!! Yeah! <BR> <BR> I'm soo glad to be here, and will be trying to get out of of here by the end of March. My goal weight is at the outskirts of this town, it's so close I can taste it. <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> It looks like you guys have some fun challenges going, I'm definitely going to join, and get my butt moving out of town. Wed, 27 Jan 2010 10:53:17 EST January 2010 Challenge - Week 4 Here's the template for week 4, you can just post how much you did, I'll add up the points for everyone at the end of each week: <BR> <BR> 1/22: <BR> Water: <BR> Veggies: <BR> Fruits: <BR> Exercise: <BR> <BR> 1/23: <BR> Water: <BR> Veggies: <BR> Fruits: <BR> Exercise: <BR> <BR> 1/24: <BR> Water: <BR> Veggies: <BR> Fruits: <BR> Exercise: <BR> <BR> 1/25: <BR> Water: <BR> Veggies: <BR> Fruits: <BR> Exercise: <BR> <BR> 1/26: <BR> Water: <BR> Veggies: <BR> Fruits: <BR... Fri, 22 Jan 2010 15:29:09 EST Leaving soon? I weigh-in at 151.8 today! Woot! Maybe I will be leaving 150-ville soon! Sat, 16 Jan 2010 11:08:47 EST 160lbs to 100 lbs Hello, my name is Monique and I am starting my weibghtloss journey for the last time! I started gaining weight when i got comfortable. And went from 135 to 150 and now 160 after haveing a baby thats now 2 years old. I really have always wanted to be small and gave up because i loved food too much! I am now working out to turbo jam and p90x. I am going to track my weighloss goal and hope I can get some support on here, because i lack it in my life.I think thats why i have failed t... Fri, 15 Jan 2010 18:36:43 EST January 2010 Challenge - Week 3 Here's the week 3 challenge, same as first two weeks. For those that weren't in the week one or two challenges it goes like this: <BR> <BR> <em>91</em> <BR> <BR> Drink your water: each 8 ounce serving of water gets you a point, up to 8 servings or 8 points <BR> <BR> <em>267</em> <BR> <BR> Eat your veggies: each serving gets you 2 points, up to 5 servings or 10 points <BR> <BR> <em>45</em> <BR> <BR> Eat your fruit: each serving get you 2 points up to 3 servings, or 6 points <... Fri, 15 Jan 2010 14:31:14 EST 1.5 Pounds left......Can I make it out this week? So I am super excited that I am getting closer and closer to being out of 150ville. It have been here for almost two years. Two years too long! While it has been a pleasure to meet and greet so many of you. I must admit that I look forward to hitting the road! Fri, 8 Jan 2010 11:22:37 EST January 2010 Challenge = Week 2 Here's the week 2 challenge. For those that weren't in the week one challenge it goes like this: <BR> <BR> <em>274</em> <BR> <BR> Drink your water: each 8 ounce serving of water gets you a point, up to 8 servings or 8 points <BR> <BR> <em>258</em> <BR> <BR> Eat your veggies: each serving gets you 2 points, up to 5 servings or 10 points <BR> <BR> <em>265</em> <BR> <BR> Eat your fruit: each serving get you 2 points up to 3 servings, or 6 points <BR> <BR> <em>85</em> <BR> <... Fri, 8 Jan 2010 10:11:11 EST January Countdown I'll start: <BR> Jan 1st: 159 Sat, 2 Jan 2010 17:08:14 EST January 2010 Challenge Chat Here's a place to chat about the challenge or anything else that's on your mind. We'll keep the actual challenge topic for just listing our progress. <BR> thanks, <BR> Springtime Wed, 30 Dec 2009 11:03:42 EST January 2010 Challenge Here's the spot to post your progress in the January 2010 Challenge. <BR> <BR> <em>194</em> <BR> Drink your water: each 8 ounce serving of water gets you a point, up to 8 servings or 8 points <BR> <em>210</em> <BR> Eat your veggies: each serving gets you 2 points, up to 5 servings or 10 points <BR> <em>289</em> <BR> Eat your fruit: each serving get you 2 points up to 3 servings, or 6 points <BR> <em>68</em> <BR> Do your exercise: 1 point for each minute of exercise, up to 60 minut... Wed, 30 Dec 2009 10:34:24 EST Out of 150ville by the end of December? I have been doing well! If I keep the face I'll be out of 150ville by the end of December! I love you all, but I have been here waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too long! So excited!!!!! Anybody else moving out with me? Fri, 4 Dec 2009 10:26:03 EST December Countdown Sorry, forgot to do this yesterday. <BR> Wed, 2 Dec 2009 14:27:46 EST November Daily Countdown Let's start counting down the days till Turkey Day and let the numbers keep us focused! <BR> <BR> Sorry it's a bit late! :D Wed, 4 Nov 2009 08:37:42 EST Only 6lbs away from leaving... I was on the leaving the 160ville team and loved the support I got to get out of them!! So I thought I would join this one! 150s is my curse, I don't even remember seeing below 150 in about 6 or 7 years so I'm VERY excited to get out of here!! <BR> <BR> I love to run and am trying to find new and different ways to get myself moving...Let's get headed out of town :D Tue, 20 Oct 2009 22:29:40 EST October Daily Countdown Here it goes team... another new month to tackle. How many of you will move to the 140-ville penthouse this month! Let's go!! Thu, 1 Oct 2009 07:18:40 EST Excited to be here!!!! Hello, <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> I am 46 years young. And very excited about being in the 150's. <em>244</em> Sun, 27 Sep 2009 15:08:08 EST 150-Ville Challenge for the LADIES!!! Ok, I don't know about you guys but I definitely want to get out of here. I have been here for far too long and have finally been back on track for a couple of weeks which is good compared to the way I have been slacking!LOL Anyway I would like to invite you all for a friendly challenge to get each other going. I am at 156 and would like to see 153 by next Wednesday. Anyone up for the challenge? I need something to really strive for and even if I only lose a pound at least I am losing! Wed, 23 Sep 2009 19:23:03 EST September Challenge Chat! Come here and tell us about your progress, success, struggles, motivation...whatever you feel like chatting about during the September Challenge. We want to hear how you are doing! <BR> <BR> Make those pounds FALL!!! Tue, 1 Sep 2009 12:18:00 EST In transition in 150-ville It's good to be here! My goal for September 1st was 158 and here I am (Sweet!) I've been hovering around 160 for a little while, so it's great to finally get here! And on schedule! The trains I've been taking have a knack of being late =P <BR> <BR> As happy as I am to be here, I don't wanna stay for too too long... Tue, 1 Sep 2009 09:21:04 EST September Daily Countdown Let's track our progress through the month of September, just edit your post daily with your new weigh in! ... ready... set... weigh! Mon, 31 Aug 2009 11:07:38 EST September Challenge... Caution Falling Pounds Soon the leaves of Autumn will be falling, and so will the pounds during the September Challenge. Once again this challenge is a simple one. Your success depends on your determination to succeed. <BR> <BR> Challenge members will choose a personal goal that you would like to reach during the month of September. It can be an exercise, calorie, steps taken, weight loss goal, etc. You can change your goal from week to week if you choose or keep the same one for the entire month. We all know th... Mon, 31 Aug 2009 10:59:09 EST Week August 9th Challenge While most everyone finds a way to fit Cardio into their exercise routine, many neglect strength. <BR> This Challenge will let you choose what exercise you wish to perform with a few guidelines. <BR> <BR> Choose 3 exercises daily, remember to work different muscle groups so as not to overwork one set. Do as many and you can without straining yourself... aim for at least 2 sets of 12-15 reps of each! Remember to stretch... which is most often neglected! <BR> <BR> Copy and paste the tra... Sun, 9 Aug 2009 10:01:57 EST So long, farewell, auf weidersehen, good-bye I've had a wonderful time here in 150-ville, but it's time for me to leave. I weighed in at 149.7 this morning and I'm excited to be "home" in 140-ville. <BR> <em>253</em> Fri, 7 Aug 2009 11:02:37 EST Off to 140-ville... Well we have been buying a house so I haven't had much time on here and now I'm moving. Bummed I didn't get to know you all better, but come join me in the 140s I'm sure I'll be there a LONG while!! Thu, 6 Aug 2009 07:40:20 EST I'm Leaving! Finally! I'm in the 140s! 148.2 to be exact. So excited to be going to 140ville! Hope to see you guys there soon! Tue, 4 Aug 2009 19:28:31 EST August Daily Countdown August 3 - 151.5 Mon, 3 Aug 2009 08:47:03 EST SP's August New Exercise Challenge Has anybody else joined the New Exercise Challenge Team.... SP's official August Challenge? It's not a bootcamp, but will focus on one week challenges during the month of August. The challenges start this weekend. Here's the link if anyone is interested. I'll be exercising along if anyone wants to join me in chatting about their experience here! <link><BR>ndividual.asp?gid=32501 </link> Tue, 28 Jul 2009 22:23:38 EST Anyone here at 159 and tired of the up & down??? Hi everyone, my name is Audrey and I have been with SP since October 23rd 2008. I have been in 150-ville for more than half of the time I have been here. I am tired of going up and down and would really like to try and get out of it by Sept 1st. I am going to try to stay focused and say no to the diet killers such as alcohol and the fast food I usually get after a night of drinking. It is extremely hard for me to say no to drinking because that's pretty much all I have ever done for fun. I am... Tue, 28 Jul 2009 14:30:10 EST I want to LIVE in 140-ville for a few months Still stuck in my Tiki Hut on the low end of 150-ville. <em>91</em> <BR> Workin' on a building. Fri, 24 Jul 2009 23:28:08 EST Happy Dance!!! <em>104</em> I'm finally here, it's been a long road. I started out almost at the 180 exit, didn't think I would ever get to the 160's. I think I kinda bypassed that exit, life got too hectic and I just passed it up without even checking in <em>224</em> . Now onward to 140-ville. Checking in with doctor on Wednesday, will be very pleased to be in the 150's on that date. I've held this for 10-days now so I guess I'm good to continue here for a while. Will check back in later, gotta g... Mon, 20 Jul 2009 09:23:41 EST New Team Co-Mayor! Good morning everyone! You might notice a change on the board. Cookiedog has accepted the role of co-mayor! <BR> <BR> I will be stepping down - I love 150-ville but right now I have to turn my focus to my new position at work. Don't worry though - I'll still be around posting and participating in challenges! <BR> <BR> Cookiedog is a great member and I know she will make an awesome motivational leader. So join me in saying CONGRATS to our new town mayor!! <em>244</em> Mon, 20 Jul 2009 08:51:34 EST C25K...Let's get running out of town!! I thought it would be great to have a place to share our experiences with the training... <BR> <BR> I completed C25K training last Monday, and have decided to give it another go... taking it to the streets this time rather than the tread. I know there are members who are progressing through the training, some that are just starting, and maybe, just maybe others who want to join in. <BR> <BR> So let's get going... the road to 140-ville it just 3.1 miles down the road!!! Fri, 17 Jul 2009 10:42:33 EST Your Report Card Hi team! I wanted to create a new fun thread for us to post in each day. <BR> <BR> So - here way go. Try grading yourself! <BR> <BR> For today I'll give myself a: B <BR> <BR> I rocked my workout session this morning, I ate pretty well, and drank a ton of H20 (10+ glasses and the day isn't done yet). But I did treat myself to some candy (only some tootsie rolls though) that I didn't need. <BR> <BR> So I'll give myself a B. <BR> <BR> What's your grade for today?? <BR> <BR> <em... Tue, 14 Jul 2009 17:22:33 EST Finally made it to town! I have turned into the exit of this town a couple of times only to make a u-turn right back into 160ville! I plan to stay this time! Never want to go back to 160ville again! Wed, 8 Jul 2009 13:06:54 EST The Cafeteria... Hey I thought this might be helpful to some. It's taken from a challenge that I did the past month with my May Team. <BR> <BR> Trends and accountability are a huge factor in our success and seeing things in one place for comparison can be helpful visual motivators too! <BR> <BR> I know many on this team are Calorie Cycling right now, but even if your not... track with me. I'll be listing my calorie cycle numbers for the day and adding my calories consumed at the end of each day for co... Thu, 2 Jul 2009 09:53:12 EST July Daily Countdown Here we go team... Another fresh start with a new month! Let's make it an awesome one!! Wed, 1 Jul 2009 00:07:05 EST "Firefly Festival Events" Beginning July 1st...This is the thread where you will post your challenge tracking chart (copied from the Firefly Festival Challenge Thread) and update your information daily. Please remember to edit your original post so that it's easier to see every ones progress. <BR> <BR> I don't think there's funnel cakes or cotton candy served at this festival :D <BR> Wed, 24 Jun 2009 16:41:19 EST Firefly Festival Challenge- READ ONLY DO NOT POST <em>227</em> ** READ ONLY - DO NOT POST IN THIS THREAD ** <em>227</em> <BR> <BR> The firefly has a unique ability to light it's spark, so let's follow in it's path this month with the "Firefly Festival Challenge"! We'll convert some basic healthy lifestyle activities into Festival Fun that builds week to week. <BR> <BR> Week one will start of easy, with a Festival Favorite that won't leave you splashing around. Each week we will add another "Event" to be tracked. The Festival begins o... Wed, 24 Jun 2009 12:35:58 EST 150ville challenge for motivation!!!! Hey guys and girls, I have just come back to sp after lolly gagging for the past couple months and really need some motivation. I am currently at 157.8 lbs ( was at 152 before I strayed ) and I would like to lose 3 lbs by next Tuesday, I would love for everyone to join me in this challenge! Tue, 23 Jun 2009 19:16:37 EST Blogging for Health/R sults... Hey guys! I've heard many a time that blogging and writing about your goals/accomplishments/ideas/etc. can work wonders for your weight loss and living a healthy lifestyle overall! <BR> <BR> I wanted to share with you my own health blog I started about half a year ago...maybe this can inspire you all?? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Keep up the great work, <BR> Rachel Thu, 18 Jun 2009 22:23:39 EST Susie ?? Of The Day (June 15th) Hello team! EEK - the month of June is already half over. Summer just seems to be flying by. <BR> <BR> On to my question - do you any of you drink energy drinks before your workouts? <BR> <BR> I use to be a huge fan of Sugar-Free energy drinks (only 10-20 calories per can) and 5 Hour Energy. I did some thinking over the weekend and figured they probably aren't that great for me (nutritionally wise or wallet wise). So I'm going to wean myself off of them and just have a cup of coffee eve... Mon, 15 Jun 2009 17:05:48 EST Losing the baby weight... Hi all, I'm new here <BR> <BR> I had my first child April 9th and now that I'm clear for exercise it's time to get serious about losing the baby weight. <BR> <BR> I hope to not be here too long :) Fri, 12 Jun 2009 08:15:06 EST Susie's ??? Of The Day (June 4th) Hello team! I hope you are all having a great Friday's Eve!! <BR> <BR> Question of the day time - and this will be a fun one! <BR> <BR> Has anyone ever told you that you look like a celebrity? If so, which one?? <BR> <BR> When I was younger (and more blond) people use to tell me I look like Alicia Silverstone. I never ever saw it - but I always took it as a compliment. <BR> <BR> <em>30</em> Thu, 4 Jun 2009 10:20:37 EST June Daily Countdown I was hoping to get to 140ville by the 1st June but I guess I'm just not that much in a hurry to leave you guys yet! <BR> <BR> June 1 - 152 Mon, 1 Jun 2009 00:53:52 EST Fitness classes at the gym I want to join a gym/class and I was wondering if any of you have a favorite and why? Fri, 22 May 2009 13:44:30 EST Healthy vs. Restrictive Eating... <BR> Pulled this from a blog from one of my friends... <BR> <BR> ----------------------------------------<BR>------- <BR> <BR> It's a list of words that describe healthy eating vs. restrictive eating. <BR> <BR> The words on the left are supposed to be better substitutes for the (often-used) words on the right. <BR> <BR> Healthy vs. Restrictive Eating <BR> <BR> In Charge - In Control <BR> Nourishment - Diet <BR> Fuel - Calories <BR> Quality - Points <BR> Healthy - Skinny <BR> Aware - Pre... Fri, 22 May 2009 08:15:39 EST Susie's ??? Of The Day (May 20) Hello team! <BR> <BR> I'm going to admit right off the bat - this is sort of "selfish" question. Right now I'm really lacking in the motivation deparment and am having a tough time getting my act together. I'm working out enough but my eating has gone by the waste side (possibly into the muddy creek that forms after a rain). The number on the scale shows it. <BR> <BR> What do you DO when throws you some curveballs and you get (wayyyyy) off track? Wed, 20 May 2009 15:15:12 EST May - Name your challenge - Part 3 So for the last part of this challenge we need to work on encouraging each other to keep it going. There is nothing like peer pressure. <BR> <BR> So your challenge is for the next 5 days (Weds -Mon) to comment on at least one blog or one SP members page at least 5 times. You can do it once a day, or all on the same day - whatever fits your schedule but do 5! <BR> <BR> I know encouragement from my peers is a BIG motivator! So go out there spark somebody! Wed, 20 May 2009 09:55:55 EST Grace's ???? of the day (May 10th)... Do you cook meals or portions ahead of time? <BR> <BR> Me? Not every week, but I try and set up a routine for myself by having something available to grab and go on my work days so that I am not staring longingly at the choco croissants in the train station... Sun, 10 May 2009 17:28:47 EST May - Name your Challenge - Part 2 SO for week two we are going to concentrate on food. We sometimes get a little out of practice with portion sizes and "estimating" when not tracking. So it's always good to take a week and see how well we are doing. <BR> <BR> Plan out your meals or not, whatever works for you but you must track every crumb that falls into your mouth. We will start this one tomorrow (Monday 5/11) and go through Sunday (5/17). <BR> <BR> Come here and give me a: <BR> <em>43</em> - for every day you track ... Sun, 10 May 2009 17:25:40 EST Susie's ??? Of The Day (May 8th) Hi team! Happy Friday! <BR> <BR> The weekend is finally here! What are your plans? <BR> <BR> Tomorrow I'll be cleaning and baking. Sunday we are having my mom and sister, plus my boyfriend's mom and sister over for a meet the family/Mother's day dinner. Hopefully all goes well!! Fri, 8 May 2009 10:15:16 EST Susie's ??? Of The Day Hi team! Happy Friday's Eve!! <BR> <BR> Just out of curiosity - what kind of job do you have? <BR> <BR> I'm a customer service rep in a call center for a safety supply company. Never a dull day! <BR> <BR> Thu, 7 May 2009 11:02:12 EST Susie's ??? Of The Day (May 6th) Hello team! I hope you have a great Wednesday. <BR> <BR> What is your favorite "go to" outfit? You know the one that looks good on you no matter what? <BR> <BR> My favorite outfit is one that includes my white skirt, a bright pink tank top, and black blazer over top. Add some black wedge sandals - and tada! I look great and feel super confident. Wed, 6 May 2009 10:12:19 EST Susie's ??? Of The Day (May 5th) Hola team members! Happy Cinco De Mayo!! <BR> <BR> Just for fun today - what is your favorite Mexican food? What do you do to make it healthy? <BR> <BR> I love chips and salsa! Obviously the salsa isn't that bad for you - but the chips are the calorie bomb. So at home I buy baked chips. When I'm out I load up a few chips with as much salsa as possible. I also limit the number of chips I have and make sure my (skinny) boyfriend has the extras. We never ask for seconds either. Tue, 5 May 2009 10:24:43 EST May Daily Countdown I am back home and need this daily log. Hope you will join me in keeping track of your progress! <em>9</em> <BR> <BR> May 3-159.6 <BR> May 4-158.6 Mon, 4 May 2009 12:15:13 EST May Name Your Challenge! - Part 1 The first part of our challenge is something I think we all struggle with in some way... making ourselves and our health a priority. Somehow we tend to let us slide into second before other family members, work, chores around the house, etc. <BR> <BR> So for week 1, plan out your time for you. Whether it be time for exercise, preparing meals ahead of time, or taking some time for yourself - plan it and keep your appointment with yourself. <BR> <BR> Post here your plan and then come back a... Fri, 1 May 2009 16:27:39 EST Susie's ?? Of The Day (May 1st) Hello team! Sorry I didn't have a question of the day yesterday. I was absolutely slammed at work. No time to even log in (not even on my breaks). <BR> <BR> Anyway - there will be 2 questions today! :) <BR> <BR> 1) Did you weight lift or do cardio today? <BR> <BR> 2) Tell me one song that is on your "workout" play list. If you don't have an IPOD of MP3 player that's okay - what song do you listen to when you need to get pumped up? <BR> <BR> I did both cardio (20 minutes on the Ellip... Fri, 1 May 2009 08:34:26 EST Susie's ??? Of The Day (April 29th) Hello team! I hope you have a great (healthy/fit) day. <BR> <BR> What is your favorite "indulgence" after a hard day? <BR> <BR> Nothing beats a soak in the hot tub for me. I don't sit in there very long (I get too hot) but it's relaxes me and soothes away the stress. Wed, 29 Apr 2009 10:17:05 EST May - Name your challenge!!! All the flowers are blooming and the weather is warming up! Swim suit season is around the corner and I know I want to feel good in my summer dresses. That means putting in some effort and challenging ourselves. <BR> <BR> So this month let's work on the things that are challenging us most. What kind of things are challenging you now? <BR> <BR> Post here the one or more things that are proving difficult and let's challenge (and support) each other to overcome them. <BR> <BR> Each challeng... Tue, 28 Apr 2009 10:19:44 EST Susie's ??? Of The Day (April 28th) Hello Team! Hope you have a great Tuesday. <BR> <BR> Today's question - favorite healthy breakfast? <BR> <BR> I love Turkey bacon and scrambled Eggbeaters. Tue, 28 Apr 2009 09:30:26 EST Susie's ??? Of The Day (April 27th) Good morning team! Happy Monday?! :) <BR> <BR> I'm lacking big time motivation today. <BR> <BR> What do you do when you are lacking motivation? Mon, 27 Apr 2009 09:43:01 EST Susie's ??? Of The Day (April 24th) Happy Friday! About time huh team? <BR> <BR> What are you up to this weekend? <BR> <BR> I will be catching up on house chores and spending time outside enjoying the great weather! Fri, 24 Apr 2009 12:48:30 EST Susie's ??? Of The Day (April 23rd) Hello team! Happy Friday's Eve. :) <BR> <BR> Sometimes when dieting meat gets a bad rap (thank you Atkins diet). But it can be a helpful (and healthy) addition to your diet. <BR> <BR> What is your favorite type of meat and how do you prepare it? <BR> <BR> I love pork chops! Sometimes they can be fatty but if you find a lean one it is great grilled up (with some seasoning) and homemade applesauce on the side. mouth is drooling just thinking about it. Thu, 23 Apr 2009 10:20:29 EST Susie's ??? Of The Day (April 22nd) It's Wednesday - the week is half over! <BR> <BR> What exercise did you/will you be doing today? <BR> <BR> I started my morning off with my 40 minute running/walking workout (run 1 minute, walk 2) and 10 minutes on the elliptical. I also have 2 hours of softball practice tonight (which will result in a hour of actual work and an hour of cit chatting!). Wed, 22 Apr 2009 09:28:24 EST April Challenge - Week 4 (22nd - 30th) Hello challengers!! Welcome to your final week. <BR> <BR> This week's new challenge will be to send someone a Spark Goodie. Check out someone's Sparkpage or blog, and send them some motivation, encouragement, or congratulations! <BR> <BR> So to review, our challenges for this week are: <BR> <BR> + 120 minutes of cadio <BR> + Print out and try 1 new Sparkrecipe <BR> + Add something new to your workout <BR> + Send someone a Spark goodie! <BR> <BR> This is the final week - you can do ... Wed, 22 Apr 2009 09:25:01 EST Susie's ??? Of The Day (April 21st) Hi Team! Hope you have a great day!! <BR> <BR> Going with yesterday's question theme - what is your last favorite vegetable? <BR> <BR> I can't stand brussel sprouts. Ick. My boyfriend tells me they are like "mini-cabbages". Umm...nooo...not so much. Tue, 21 Apr 2009 09:00:05 EST Susie's ??? Of the Day (April 20th) Good morning team! Happy Monday!! <BR> <BR> Quick and easy question of the day - what is your favorite vegetable? How do you enjoy it?? <BR> <BR> I love green peppers! While I enjoy them in stir fry and other things my favorite way to eat them is raw and just sliced up. Mmmmm!!! Mon, 20 Apr 2009 09:00:18 EST Susie's ??? Of The Day (April 17th) Good morning team! I hope you have a great Friday!! <BR> <BR> Easy question of they day - what are your plans for the weekend? <BR> <BR> I'm cleaning tonight and then grocery shopping tomorrow morning. Tomorrow night is a "ladies only" party at my sister in law's house. Should be a great time!! Sunday I'm going to visit my mom. Fri, 17 Apr 2009 06:36:44 EST Susie's ??? Of The Day (April 16th) Good morning team! Summer is in the air here in Wisconsin. The Brewers are playing, the sun is shine, and it's FINALLY above 30 degrees! <BR> <BR> I've been bitten by the summer bug. So what is your favorite low-cal summertime treat? <BR> <BR> I love sugar-free Jell-O with low-fat whipped topping and popsicles. Both are low in calories and fat but high in taste. Mmmm!! Thu, 16 Apr 2009 06:36:06 EST April Challenge - Week 3 (15th-21st) Hello challengers! Here's your new challenge for this week: <BR> <BR> Add something new to your workout this week. It can be a new exercise, machine at the gym, or video at home. The point is to try something new! <BR> <BR> So here's a review of what to do this week: <BR> <BR> + Do 120 minutes of cardio <BR> + Try 1 new recipe from Sparkrecipes <BR> + Add something new to your workout <BR> <BR> You can do it! <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>104</em> Wed, 15 Apr 2009 09:20:09 EST Susie's ??? Of The Day (April 15th) Good morning team! Happy Wednesday - the week is half over. :) <BR> <BR> Summer is on the way - which means more fresh produce! What is you favorite vegetable from the garden? <BR> <BR> I love Green Peppers and Green beans. Now if I could only become more successful growing them! Wed, 15 Apr 2009 09:01:42 EST Susie's ??? Of The Day (April 14th) Hello team! I hope you have a great Tuesday. <BR> <BR> Do you have any special events you are getting in shape for this summer? <BR> <BR> I am in two weddings - always a bridesmaid never a bride. :) Anyway, I'm thinking these will be last trips down the isle as a bridesmaid so I want to look in tip top shape! Tue, 14 Apr 2009 09:58:13 EST Susie's ??? Question of the Day (April 13th) Hello team! I hope you had a great weekend! <BR> <BR> Confession time - did you stay away from the Easter candy or not? <BR> <BR> I did okay - I ended up having some malted milk balls but that's about it. Mon, 13 Apr 2009 13:38:41 EST Susie's ??? Of The Day (April 10th) Hello team! HAPPY FRIDAY!! <BR> <BR> This weekend is a holiday...which means yummy but fattening food! What will you be doing to stay on track? <BR> <BR> We are going out to lunch on Sunday, and I heard the place we are going has a buffet. I am going to stick to salad, fruit, and a small helping of the scrambled eggs. I'm sure I'll have a piece of sausage too. The weather should be nice, so I'm going to get out for a walk afterwards. Fri, 10 Apr 2009 09:36:15 EST Susie's ??? Of The Day (April 9th) Hello team! Happy Friday's Eve! Spring has definitely sprung here today. Sunny and almost 60 is in the forecast. <BR> <BR> What is one of the things you like about springtime? <BR> <BR> I absolutely love that it stays lighter longer. I get off of work at 5, so seeing the bright sun gives me my second wind. I go home and I get so much accomplished! Thu, 9 Apr 2009 09:35:41 EST Susie's ??? Of The Day (April 8th) Hello team! Well Easter is right away the corner - and the stores are filled with yummy sugary treats. <BR> <BR> Just for fun - what is your favorite Easter candy? <BR> <BR> I actually have 2 - the sugar filled and coated Peeps & Cadbury mini eggs (the coated chocolate ones). Mmmmm...sugar rush! :) Wed, 8 Apr 2009 09:39:16 EST April Challenge Week 2 (8th - 14th) Hello team! So did you complete the first week of our challenge? I'm sure you did! <BR> <BR> This week, in addition to 120 minutes of cardio, find (and try!) 2 new recipes from the "Spark Recipes" page. If you discover a great one, make sure to share it with the rest of us! <BR> <BR> Good luck...YOU CAN DO IT!! <em>9</em> Tue, 7 Apr 2009 16:59:12 EST Today I'm Thankful For.... Good morning team! I thought I would start a new thread. Sometimes when things are crazy in your life, it's hard to remember those "little" things to be thankful for. <BR> <BR> What are you thankful for today? <BR> <BR> I'm thankful for my dog. Silly I know. But last night I was doing my run/walk interval workout in the yard. I figured it would be fun for her, and different form of exercise. I hate running and she must have known I was struggling because each time I ran she would ei... Tue, 7 Apr 2009 10:58:51 EST Susie's ??? Of The Day (April 7th) Good morning team! <BR> <BR> Who is your biggest cheerleader/fan/motivator? What does that person (or they) do to push you when you are having an off day? <BR> <BR> I have a few of these. My boyfriend is one of my biggest fans. He helped me figure out a gym schedule that would fit in my life. He also doesn't mind eating my "healthy creations". <BR> <BR> I have few friends that I can vent to when I'm feeling low. They will listen and give me tips on how to improve my diet/workout ... Tue, 7 Apr 2009 10:53:09 EST Susie's ???? Of The Day (April 6th) Good morning team! I hope you have a great day. <BR> <BR> I'm in a super crabby mood today. Definitely a case of the Mondays. <BR> <BR> So my question is - when you are crabby what do you do to bring your mood up? <BR> <BR> I use to devor desserts and candy until I felt better (only to make me feel worse later on). Now I try to get in a ton of cardio or treat myself to a hot bath, good book or a dose of reality TV. Mon, 6 Apr 2009 09:57:47 EST Susie's ??? Of The Day (April 3) Hello team! Happy Friday(finally right?!)!! Since you started working out, what has become your favorite part of your body? <BR> <BR> I really like my upper back. I don't do a lot of exercises but it's really starting to become toned. It's great (and will look great when I wear strapless dresses this summer!). Fri, 3 Apr 2009 07:08:09 EST Susie's ??? Of The Day (April 2nd) Hello team! I hope you are having a great Friday's Eve. <BR> <BR> Today while working out I read an article about goaling setting when trying to lose weight? It mentioned to focus on a "deeper meaning" goal, instead of the "I want to look hot" one. <BR> <BR> So what is your "deeper meaning" goal? <BR> <BR> Mine is to reach a healthy weight naturally. In the past I have used diet pills and extreme calorie cutting to achieve results (which never last). This time I want lasting results... Thu, 2 Apr 2009 10:06:20 EST Susie's ??? Of The Day (April 1st) Happy first day of April! Since it's April Fools' Day I thought I would ask a fun question today. <BR> <BR> Have you been tricked at all today?? <BR> <BR> I was fooled this morning. My work's tech department sent out an email about the computer system being messed up because of the "electrostatic build up" caused by employees wearing shoes. They asked us to take our shoes off and put them outside of our cubicles! I almost fell for it!! Wed, 1 Apr 2009 11:08:27 EST April Daily Countdown 4/1 155.8 Wed, 1 Apr 2009 01:15:43 EST April Challenge (Week 1 - 8) Hello Challengers! Here is your first challenge of the month. <BR> <BR> Do 120 minutes of cardio this week. This can be anything from walking, to using the elliptical at the gym, to playing outside on Saturday with the kiddos, to even getting some spring cleaning inside done or cleaning up the yard outside. Call up a friend and go for an evening walk or bike ride. It's amazing how fast the time goes when you are chit chatting about life (or venting!). <BR> <BR> ... Tue, 31 Mar 2009 10:59:49 EST APRIL CHALLENGE Hello team! April will be here tomorrow (no foolin'!).'s time to start a new CHALLENGE!! <BR> <BR> This month's challenge is going to be a little different. As before we will have a challenge each week to complete. This time though, we will be "building" on the challenges during the month. <BR> <BR> For example, during week 2 there will be a challenge. In addition to this challenge, we will also be doing week #1's challenge too. So by the last week of the month we will be doin... Tue, 31 Mar 2009 10:42:27 EST Susie's ??? Of The Day (March 31st) Wow! It's the last day of March already! Summer will be here before we know it! <BR> <BR> This month did you try something new? A new recipe, exercise or machine at the gym? If so, share what you did! <BR> <BR> I tried a new recipe that I found here on Spark. It was for Pecan Crusted Chicken. Didn't turn out the way I would have liked (a little dry and bland). But at least it gave me some a starting point where I can improve. <BR> <BR> I also brought lunges back into my lower body ... Tue, 31 Mar 2009 07:12:48 EST Susie's ??? Of The Day (March 30th) Good morning team! I hope today is the start of a healthy week for you. <BR> <BR> What's your favorite breakfast on the go? <BR> <BR> Lately I've been working out in the morning and getting ready at the gym, so I need something that I can take along. I've become a fan of the yogurt and a piece of fruit combo. Mon, 30 Mar 2009 10:00:13 EST Susie ??? Of The Day (March 27th) Hello team! Happy Friday!! Apparently we are suppose to get some SNOW in Wisconsin this weekend. That's right. S-N-O-W!! 1-3 inches of the white stuff. Ick. <BR> <BR> Anyway, I hope Spring has sprung where you are at. <BR> <BR> What is your favorite spring flower? <BR> <BR> I love tulips. They are so vibrant and look beautiful when in bloom. Fri, 27 Mar 2009 10:25:29 EST Susie ??? Of The Day (March 26th) Good morning everyone! Sorry there was no question yesterday, but I was off from and very busy moving! Anyway - here are 2 questions to make up for it! <BR> <BR> 1) What is your favorite way to get in some exercise when you can't get to the gym/put in a video/hit the treadmill at home? <BR> <BR> 2) What is your least favorite exercise? <BR> <BR> 1) I love to take my dog for a nice long walk when I can't get to the gym. Something about the fresh air and sunshine really lifts my sp... Thu, 26 Mar 2009 11:18:01 EST Susie's ??? Of The Day (March 24) Good morning everyone! I hope you have a great sunny spring day! <BR> <BR> Question of the day - what is your favorite healthy food? <BR> <BR> I love apples. Macnitosh are my favorites. There's just something about biting into a crisp one and getting that tangy taste in my mouth. MMMMM! <BR> <BR> <BR> Tue, 24 Mar 2009 06:37:42 EST Susie's ??? Of The Day (March 23rd) Hello team! Sorry this question is posted kind of late - I've been super slammed today at work. <BR> <BR> Anyway, summer is now a little under 3 months away. What is your favorite summer outfit? You know, the one that looks good on you no matter what! <BR> <BR> I have a great knee-length white skirt from Target that always looks great on me. I usually pair it with a pink tank top, black jacket (for work or without for casual) and black wedge heels. Mon, 23 Mar 2009 16:19:19 EST March 20th to March 31st Mini goal Challenge! Hi everyone, I am new to the team but I want to lose 3 pounds by March 31st which is do-able so I was hoping for someone to join me! Spring is here and Summer is near so I really want to keep my eyes on the prize, I have spent enough Summers avoiding the beaches here in Florida!!! Fri, 20 Mar 2009 11:36:12 EST Emoticon Your Day Hi team! Using an "emoticon" share how your day is going. <BR> <BR> Today I'm feeling <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> (already got my am cardio in, packing up a bunch of stuff, and loaded it into my car) Fri, 20 Mar 2009 09:28:06 EST Susie's ??? Of The Day (March 20) Hello team! Happy first day of Spring!! <BR> <BR> What's in your lunch box today? <BR> <BR> I'll be making a salad from the yummy salad bar in the cafeteria at my work. Fri, 20 Mar 2009 09:21:59 EST Susie's ??? Of The Day (March 19) Hello team! I hope you all have a great Friday's Eve. <BR> <BR> Since the weekend is almost here - what are you up to this weekend? <BR> <BR> I will be moving, moving, moving! Definitely a good way to burn off some calories. :) Thu, 19 Mar 2009 10:24:51 EST Susie ??? Of The Day (March 18) Hello team! I hope you have a great day!! <BR> <BR> What do you do to curb those afternoon cravings? <BR> <BR> This is something I struggle with (especially at work - hello vending machine!). What I try to do is have a healthy filling snack and stay busy. If I'm busy I don't seem to be as "snacky". Wed, 18 Mar 2009 09:07:17 EST Susie's ??? Of The Day (March 17th) Happy St. Patrick's day my fellow team members! What "green" thing will you do today to help our enviroment? <BR> <BR> It's going to be in the 70's today, so I made sure to turn off the heat and open up the blinds. I also stopped over at my soon to be home and made sure all of the lights were off as well. Tue, 17 Mar 2009 11:19:30 EST Great idea! Good morning team! Just wanted to share a great idea with you. At work a few ladies in my department have started a lunch time salad bar. Each week you bring in one or two ingredients (lettuce, veggies, cheese, nuts, hard boiled eggs, ect...) and then share them with everyone else. <BR> <BR> I only end up spending $5-$6 for a whole week of lunch. It's cheap, healthy, and yummy. <BR> Tue, 17 Mar 2009 08:25:20 EST Susie's ??? Of The Day (March 16) How did you do this weekend? Did you stick to your calorie range and have a chance to get some exercise in? <BR> <BR> I did awesome this weekend. Saturday I was 100% on plan and got a ton of exercise lifting, moving, and going up and down the stairs. Yesterday I didn't do as well eating but I still got some exercise sanding the drywall and raking the yard. <BR> <BR> Mon, 16 Mar 2009 16:02:46 EST March No Snacking Challenge with a Twist! So we have the return of the no snacking challenge. <BR> <BR> And just like last month, this one is challenging you to resist all those BLTs (Bites, Licks and Tastes!) that sabotage our progress. Make your meal plan and stick to it. <BR> <BR> But there is a twist. <BR> <BR> For each day that you give in to the snacking, I will assign you a punishment exercise, (i.e. 75 crunches, 100 wall push-ups, 75 squats, you get the picture). You are free to break them up into sets throughout the da... Sun, 15 Mar 2009 09:27:14 EST March Water Challenge - 3/16 to 3/31 This challenge is for those of us in town who have recently fell off the wagon and need some help getting back on and nailing down the basics. <BR> <BR> Life gets in the way and sometimes we forget to get in that water. Water is what flushes out the toxins, helps regenerate our tissues, keeps our skin looking younger and so many more things, just read here... <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>on_articles.asp?id=54 </link> <BR> <BR> The challenge get a minim... Sun, 15 Mar 2009 09:15:23 EST Susie's ??? Of The Day! Happy Friday everyone! I hope you all have a great (lucky) day! <BR> <BR> Name a motivational tune that is currently getting you pumped up during your workouts. <BR> <BR> I have a few, and they are all rock: <BR> <BR> 1) Bulls on Parade (Rage Against the Machine) <BR> 2) Contagious (Trapt) <BR> 3) Renegade (Hed PE) Fri, 13 Mar 2009 12:29:41 EST What are YOU wearing?! As of current, I've lost 16lbs; around the 10lb mark, I had to buy some new jeans (10s to replace the 12s) because NOTHING fit! <BR> <BR> Now, only 5lbs later, AGAIN, NOTHING FITS!!! All of my 10s are bagging on me, so I went out and bought a pair of 8s. Not only that, but none of my cute tops fit anymore ... oh, and I had to buy a 38B to replace my 38C. (Seriously, who loses a CUP SIZE and not inches around their rib cage?! Unfair!) <BR> <BR> While my heart is secretly saying a big, fat... Thu, 12 Mar 2009 17:37:05 EST Weekend Support! Hi everybody! For a while now, I've been thinking that my weekday efforts of being in control of my weight are being sabotaged by my weekends. I tend to make totally different choices on the weekends, with a lot of going out to eat and social eating. So I propose doing some sort of challenge or check-in to get us through the weekends. Also, I know that the boards are a little less used on the weekends, and I thought this might be one place we could come to for support or motivation when we ne... Thu, 12 Mar 2009 11:00:10 EST Susie's ??? Of The Day (March 12) What is your favorite "non-food" reward that you give yourself when you accomplish a goal? <BR> <BR> Mine is buying a new article of clothing (top, pants, whatever). I don't go shopping very often so it's a great reward and motivation! Thu, 12 Mar 2009 09:46:57 EST Susie's (NOMOREPT) ??? Of the Day Hi everyone! Thank you for all of your great answers yesterday. I think it's good to share challanges as well as successes. <BR> <BR> New question for today - what is your biggest temptation? <BR> <BR> For me it is sweets. If someone brings in a treat (cookies, candy, cake, donuts, ect...) I have a hard time not eating more than one or two. Sometimes I just avoid it all together so I don't get tripped up. Wed, 11 Mar 2009 10:02:24 EST Random Vent Hi everyone! So I have a random "non-diet" related vent. I was just relocated to a new cube at work. I like my new location and all, but now I sit by a person...who hums. ALL THE TIME!!! Anytime she is not on a call I can hear her humming away. Argh!! I think I'm going to go crazy. <BR> <BR> <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> Anyway, hope everyone else is having a great "hum free" day. <BR> <BR> Wed, 11 Mar 2009 09:59:11 EST New Tabs for us!!! You may have noticed the Tabs up above here. Wow what a great idea! <BR> <BR> Please feel free to add your own pictures and links! I and NOMOREPT will be posting Annoncements as they come up (i.e. team challenges, contests, and more...) <BR> <BR> This is a great tool to keep us motivated and working together towards our goals! So please join in!!! Tue, 10 Mar 2009 18:00:51 EST NOMOREPT's ???of the day (March 10) Hi team (Gracie I'm hijacking your idea)! Here's a question of the day for everyone to ponder: <BR> <BR> Have you ever had a friend/boyfriend/spouse/family member deter you from you weight loss? If so how did you overcome their lack of support? <BR> <BR> I have had friends make little comments like you are skinny you don't need to work out/watch what you eat. I even had one friend call me "crazy work out chick". Not the most positive comment! Tue, 10 Mar 2009 15:55:40 EST Leaving 150-ville in the opposite direction Well, I almost left 150-ville in the wrong direction. At the beginning of February, I was looking at my 154 and feeling pretty positive about my direction. Then, a week later I had an injury that sidelined me, a busy schedule that had me bypassing my strength training and then a spiral of eating too much and not tracking when I was having a "poor me" party. So, at the beginning of March, I had put on 4.8 pounds and was inches away from stepping out of 150-ville. <BR> <BR> Well, I pulled mys... Sun, 8 Mar 2009 16:02:04 EST March Challenge #1 - 14 Day Ab/Push-up(3.2 - 3.15) So last month was about cardio and fat burning, but I also want some lean muscle so that I look firm when I put on my Slinky summer clothes. <BR> <BR> So two of the main problem areas are abs (read - muffin top) and arms/chest (read - chicken wings and underarm fat). Let's work on minimizing that this month. <BR> <BR> And to kick start it off I have an alternating day challenge. <BR> <BR> Why alternating? Because it is important to let a muscle group rest for 48 hours in between workou... Mon, 2 Mar 2009 08:35:08 EST Help - Mayor needed in the next town over.... Hi residents of 150-ville... <BR> <BR> I have a request for any of you that may be moving in the near future to 140-ville (or not!). <BR> <BR> The mayor there is taking a leave of absence and sorely needs someone to fill the mayor shoes! The job is not too time time consuming but can be very rewarding and also motivating for any of you looking to get out of that 2-3 month marker slump! <BR> <BR> Please send a message to CUTEYHONEY at this link below if you are interested! <BR> <link>ww... Mon, 2 Mar 2009 08:11:04 EST March Daily Countdown March 1--162.0 Sun, 1 Mar 2009 04:21:27 EST Great Article in Self Magazine Hello my wonderful team! I hope you are all having a great day! I read an awesome article in March's "Self" magazine. I can't remember the title but it was near the beginning and the author was 75 or so. <BR> <BR> In the article, the author talks about her lifelong love/hate relationship with food. It also discusses emotional eating from her point of view. It was a great read for anyone who has punished themselves after indulging a bit too much. Tue, 24 Feb 2009 11:09:37 EST 12 Day No Snacking Challenge!!! - Feb 17 - 28 We have 12 days until March and I thought this would be a good short challenge for those of us sabotaging our efforts with snacking. <BR> <BR> Whether your problem is snacking too much between meals, BLTs (Bites Licks Tastes) while cooking or eating with others, or eating too much in the evening...this is your challenge! <BR> <BR> Come here and post every day (or more than once if you must!) and show a: <BR> <em>104</em> if you avoided snacking <BR> and a : <BR> <em>15</em> if you sli... Tue, 17 Feb 2009 04:48:58 EST Grace's ???of the day (Feb 12th) What do you need to improve right now with your weight loss efforts??? <BR> <BR> For me, right now I am struggling with night time snacking. DH loves to pull out the chocolate and chips in the evening and always offers me some. We had a talk last night about "feeding" me - so hopefully it will be better... Thu, 12 Feb 2009 08:34:22 EST Grace's ??? of the Day (Feb 9th) What is your favorite exercise activity right now?? <BR> <BR> I am totally psyched about running again! Woohoo! - but what are you into?? Mon, 9 Feb 2009 15:57:49 EST Top Mistakes that Hurt that Metabolism I found this article super interesting. SOme of them I already knew, but others I only kind of had heard of but did not know WHY... here are the answers... <BR> <BR> <link><BR>on_articles.asp?id=476 </link> Mon, 9 Feb 2009 15:54:15 EST Getting Frustrated - read this! Morning everyone! This study was done at the University of Wisconsin (where I live) so it must be right. :) <BR> <BR> <link><BR>_long_does_it_take_to_see_results </link> <BR> <BR> So even if you aren't seeing results keep on trucking! Fri, 6 Feb 2009 10:25:45 EST Interesting Article Good morning everyone! Hope you are all having a good Wednesday! <BR> <BR> I read this article today on Spark. Talk about a wake up call! I knew about the Lat Pull thing, but it turns out 2 of the machines I use for my leg exercises are bad too! Guess I'll be revamping my workout a bit. <BR> <link><BR>_articles.asp?id=1097 </link> Wed, 4 Feb 2009 10:55:41 EST Dragging Butt! Ugh...not a good Tuesday for me. I'm totally dragging butt today. I went to bed around 9 last night and had the toughest time getting out of bed at 4:30 this morning. I just wanted to stay under the warm covers! I did manage to take my dog on a 30 minute walk, and lift weights. <BR> <BR> Now I'm at work and I feel like I could just go back to bed! <BR> <BR> Anyone else having a Monday-like Tuesday? <BR> Tue, 3 Feb 2009 11:18:22 EST February Daily Countdown..... I posted mine for today in the January's. It was 150.6. <em>224</em> Mon, 2 Feb 2009 14:12:59 EST Quote for the Week Hello Everyone! I hope you all have a healthy week, full of success and strides toward your goals. <BR> <BR> I found this quote and thought it was a good one for our group: <BR> <BR> Take chances. When rowing forward, the boat may rock. -Chinese Proverb <BR> <BR> So take a chance this week! Try a new healthy food, participate in a new class at the gym, or increase the weight on your bicep curls! <BR> <BR> You can do it!! Mon, 2 Feb 2009 11:06:56 EST February Goals Spring is just around the corner. Pretty soon warm weather will be on us and that means we will be shedding our winter clothes for something more revealing. I'm excited just thinking about it! <BR> <BR> It's time to step up the goals! <BR> <BR> What do you want to accomplish this February? What will you reward yourself with if you meet your goal? Sun, 1 Feb 2009 12:17:04 EST Grace's ??? of the Day (Feb. 1st) How many hours on average do you sleep per night? Sun, 1 Feb 2009 12:14:45 EST Superbowl Sunday Plan This Sunday is the Superbowl, and while I'm not a football fan, I do enjoy watching the game. The boyfriend and I are going to stay home so I won't have to worry about avoiding crazy calorie bombs (ie appetizers). <BR> <BR> What is your plan for the big game? If you are going to a party how are you going to limit or avoid those traps? Fri, 30 Jan 2009 10:09:48 EST America's worst supermarket foods... Here is an article that popped up today on MSN. Don't eat this, eat that... <BR> <BR> <link><BR>.aspx?cp-documentid=100229943&GT1=31036 </link> <BR> <BR> Scrolling down to the "healthy" foods section is particularly interesting. We all must be label readers and be responsible for what goes into our bodies! No one else is looking out for us...on that note I am off to the farmers market where there are no labels! Fri, 30 Jan 2009 06:09:19 EST Please join me in welcoming our new Co-Mayor!!! Dear Permanent and Temporary Residents of 150-ville, <BR> <BR> I would like to announce that our lovely town has a new co-mayor <BR> <BR> <em>104</em> NOMOREPT <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> Please join me in saying congratulations and (a very big) thank you for helping make this little -ville a better place! <BR> <BR> Sincerely, <BR> co-mayor Grace Fri, 30 Jan 2009 05:58:29 EST What Did You Have For Lunch? Hello everyone! I'm tracking my sodium - and holy cow batman I'm eating wwwwaaaayyyy too much salt! I know a lot it comes from the soup/Lean Pockets I eat at lunch time. <BR> <BR> So - what do you have for lunch? I love the soup because it's low in calories, and I'll look for the low-sodium kind next time I'm at the store. But I need some more options! Thu, 29 Jan 2009 17:09:13 EST Resting Metabolic Rate I got my RMR tested yesterday- just because I really wanted to know what it was for sure. <BR> I am so surprised! If I were to simply sit in a chair all day long, I would burn 1800 calories a day! <BR> Whoa...and here I thought it was closer to 1500. <BR> <BR> That means I have been seriously under-eating, as I typically burn about 800-1200 calories a day thorugh exercise (I'm a triathlete and spend 20+ hrs a week training). And here I've been eating 1800 - 2100 calories a day! <BR> <BR> Th... Thu, 29 Jan 2009 11:25:19 EST Grace's ??? of the Day (Jan 29) Does you family eat what you cook for you? or do you they have something separate to eat? <BR> <BR> Thu, 29 Jan 2009 10:57:27 EST February - Cardio Challenge We are well into 2009 and spring is now just around the corner. Before you know it it will be warm (I can't wait!) But that also means I need to be in shape for those summer dresses and sleeveless tops. DOn't even get me started about bathing suits! <BR> <BR> So what's a person to do? Well research shows that those who were able to perform at least 3 hours of good heart pumping cardio (between 60-80% of max HR)showed greater weight loss (especially through the middle!) than those that per... Thu, 29 Jan 2009 10:55:34 EST Grace's ??? of the day (January 26th) Do you have exercise "friends" that you do active things with? How did you meet them? Mon, 26 Jan 2009 15:55:00 EST Grace's ??? of the day (January 21st) What are you planning to reward yourself with when you finally reach 140-ville? <BR> <BR> Wed, 21 Jan 2009 09:32:50 EST Wanted: Co-Mayor ... Dear Temporary and Permanent Residents of 150-ville, <BR> <BR> Hello everyone. It's time to inaugurate a new Mayor of our lovely ville. Although I plan to hang out for awhile in the HiRise, we really do need someone who will move along through the ranks with the rest of you. Are there any Newbies who are interested in administrative duties? Can you think of anyone -- even yourself -- you'd like to nominate? Let me know ASAP. Post here or send me a Spark message. <BR> Wed, 21 Jan 2009 09:30:51 EST