SparkPeople ONE DAY At a Time ~ONE STEP~ At.a.Time Team Messageboard Come join US, as we create a healthier lifestyle together. "ONE DAY at a Time "ONE STEP at a Time". Lets help each other stay on track. Together we can make a change or maintain our healthy lifestyle. SparkPeople ONE DAY At a Time ~ONE STEP~ At.a.Time Team Messageboard Looking for someone to help co-lead team I am sorry to say... Due to health issues.. <BR> <BR> I am needing to limit my comp time <BR> Which also limits my leading time... sooo <BR> <BR> if anyone is interested in helping to lead the team <BR> <BR> Please let me know <BR> <BR> <BR> Thanks <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Mon, 28 Oct 2019 07:46:10 EST GETTING TO KNOW YOU QUIZ Sparkname: J_Hennington <BR> <BR> First name: judy <BR> <BR> State you live in:Kansas <BR> <BR> Hobbies: cooking, computer, coloring books,Journals <BR> <BR> What do you do for a living: I am retired..I am writer <BR> Pets:2 cats (MISS KITTY) (KIKI) <BR> <BR> Married for 46 years <BR> <BR> Children: son who is forty five and one daughter. who is thirty nine <BR> <BR> Favorite exercise: walking, swimming, <BR> <BR> Favorite food: Italian <BR> <BR> Favorite Scripture or... Fri, 10 Aug 2018 18:26:02 EST INSPIRATIONAL STEPS (Books movies, Tv Shows.. Etc) <BR> <BR> 4 Agreements have been one of my all time go to (back too) books <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sat, 2 Jun 2018 07:13:04 EST Weather Report <BR> <BR> Whats the weather like where you are ? Sat, 2 Jun 2018 07:01:20 EST Personal Challenges - Goals <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> Wed, 30 May 2018 17:19:49 EST STEPPING UP (what are you working on to change) <BR> <BR> My Life Style... Creating a healthier daily routine <BR> Wed, 30 May 2018 17:14:45 EST What is your healthy choice for today Do you try to create a healthy choice for each day Sun, 23 Jul 2017 11:00:03 EST Starting Again Hello, My name is Joan and I live in North Carolina. I was a member years ago and I am back. I currently weigh 220 lbs and it is affecting my health. My goal and to re-learn how to eat healthy again and to put my health first. Thu, 4 Feb 2016 09:29:16 EST What makes You Feel Stuck? We all have our UP's and Down's. My mission is to NOT let you stay down. How can I lift you up? To Your Health! Thu, 21 Jan 2016 11:05:24 EST Newbie here.... Hello all! So after being on this site off and on for a few years, I'm actually going to use a lot of it, instead of just the recipes. <BR> As many other women, baby fat is difficult to lose. I'll be turning 40 in six months and trying to get a few sizes smaller. <BR> I'm going a different route than others on here though. I'm trying for the low-carb thing. This is a life style change, not just a 6 month diet. I have a stupid auto immune disease and am unable to exercise, so I need to chang... Wed, 13 Jan 2016 11:58:03 EST Change Our Thinking - What's eating ME? It's not what i"m eating, it's what eating ME. Emotional Eating is common for many of us. Let's talk about it here Wed, 18 Nov 2015 19:01:38 EST Motivational Tools I Use Daily - Humor and Music I Love Listening to Music I grew up with that I found humoristic. <BR> Anyone out there Like listening to band's like THE POLICE, PAUL McCARTNEY or MEN AT WORK? <BR> Post your favorite tools here.... Mon, 26 Oct 2015 18:21:07 EST Stay Prepared Ever come home tired and hungry feeling like you can "eat a horse"? Well I came up with I call my "salad bucket". I keep a 2 quart clear bowl well stocked with a variety of leafy greens and perhaps some shredded cabbage & shredded carrots, this way my salad can be in my plate in record time and I can add whatever my taste buds tell me for variety, We can fill up on lettuce celery and cukes to name a few, Our bodies need this nutrition, So the next time you come home with groceries, create t... Fri, 9 Oct 2015 20:00:13 EST End of june water drinking challenge Good morning, <BR> <BR> I thought it would be fun to begin a water drinking challenge!!! <BR> The challenge is to log in each day to SP and visit our team thread to report how many cups of water you were able to drink today. <BR> <BR> Now the recommended amount is 8 cups daily, I still have trouble getting in all 8, that's why I so lets see who drinks the 8 cups of water every day till the end of the month. The person with the longest streak wins! <BR> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 08:01:01 EST self empowerment and loving myself !! Hi all, <BR> As many of you, I have tried losing weight countless times and I have in fact lost but never reached my goal weight. For the past 8 years I have tried to reach my goal weight of 115-120 lbs and just never quite made it. This year I realized how little I really loved myself and how I was always braking promises to myself. Yes, among them losing weight. This year I decided to lose the 20 lbs that have haunted me for years. I am very excited. This is not just about looking good phy... Sun, 16 Mar 2014 07:09:29 EST Hello from Indiana Hi all! My name is Kay. I'm 54 years young and going strong. I'm a maintainer normally. If I gain more than 5 lbs over my desired weight, I start cutting back to get it where I want it. In the Summertime I don't normally have problems. It's the Winters that get me EVERY year! This year I've slipped to an all time high for me, 10 lbs that need to be lost! I've been doing this for years and years. It's time to get off this roller coaster ride and just start eating healthier and exercising ALL ... Mon, 17 Feb 2014 07:52:36 EST Hello Hello everyone, <BR> My name is Stacey and I am joining this group for support as I work towards a healthier lifestyle for my self and my family. I am a wife of thirteen years and a mother of two. My son is 11 and my daughter is 9. I teach preschool part time and spend the rest of my time attending my son's sporting events. <BR> <BR> I was recently told by my doctor that I was moderately obese and was at risk of developing diabetes. So I am changing many things in my life to redirect my... Thu, 6 Feb 2014 11:43:05 EST Eating at night watching tv ! Sometimes I eat late and watch tv while I am doing that !! It is a bad habit !! They say if you eat and brush your teeth that helps !! I am working on that now !! I just don't llke to drink a lot of water cause you have to go to the bathroom all the time !! I have bladder issues too , I have to go right when my body tells me to! Any suggestions? Fri, 31 Jan 2014 11:14:43 EST Invitation to join the BLC24 Maintenance Team Greetings, SparkFriends! <BR> <BR> I know that the start of the year is a time when many of us resolve to regain focus on healthy eating and healthy living. I've been SParking for almost five years and have been maintaining for 4.5 of those years. <BR> <BR> Without a doubt, the support of you, my Spark Friends have given me the motivation to get focused when I started losing focus, and the support I need to maintain.I <BR> <BR> If you are looking for a fun way to stay motivated as you s... Sun, 29 Dec 2013 14:34:57 EST merry christmass team! Hello, <BR> today lets take time out of our rigid schedules and remember what we are grateul for. lets call those people we havent spoke to in ages and wish them a merry christmas. <BR> <BR> walking outside , give a stranger a smile, <BR> <BR> dance with your kids, dont have kids dance with your siblings, nephews, grandkids. <BR> <BR> lets let in all the peace, let go of all your worries just for today. <BR> <BR> lets not forget out mission together part of our new healhy lifestyle is p... Tue, 24 Dec 2013 13:02:08 EST Healthy recipes , check it out if you like apples, <link><BR>on_articles.asp?id=1347 </link> <BR> <BR> an apple a day keeps the dr.. away <BR> <BR> check ou these apple recipes <BR> delicious!! Wed, 4 Dec 2013 08:26:38 EST Today Health Tip! 9/27/2013 Enjoy the weekend! <link><BR>on_articles.asp?id=407 </link> <BR> <BR> I read this article today about night time eating <BR> <BR> i wanted to share it with everyone <BR> <BR> have a great weekend Fri, 27 Sep 2013 09:01:12 EST Tip of the day!! 9/24/2013 <link><BR>set.asp </link> <BR> <BR> here's a great article!! i just read on dealing with the ups and downs of weight loss. <BR> <BR> Hope you like it Tue, 24 Sep 2013 13:47:50 EST Excersize daily fit tip 9/23! <link><BR>_articles.asp?id=380 </link> <BR> Mon, 23 Sep 2013 12:03:04 EST Consistency is key! this weeks article! <link><BR>ion_articles.asp?id=759 </link> <BR> Sun, 22 Sep 2013 15:43:35 EST whats your challenge today? challenge central! we all have daily challenges to overcome, post it here . maybe we can help Sun, 15 Sep 2013 11:29:56 EST How was your day? Chat need a place to discuss your day? join us here. Sun, 15 Sep 2013 11:15:37 EST what are you grateful for today? i believe in positive thinking on a daily basis, if you constantly remember your blessings its easier to forget whatever was dragging you down. Sun, 15 Sep 2013 11:11:33 EST whats on your mind today? lets share our worries, our troubles, our joys and our happiness with each other. whatever is on your mind, let it out. got a question, ask, thats what we're here for. if you need to vent go ahead, if you need an honest opinion post it! Sun, 15 Sep 2013 11:09:18 EST positive talk Hi everyone, <BR> I read this article today and it was very helpful, i wanted to share it with the group. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ion_articles.asp?id=1206 </link> Sun, 15 Sep 2013 10:11:50 EST Positive thinking Hi everyone, <BR> I read this article today and wanted to share it. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>s_articles.asp?id=835 </link> <BR> Sun, 15 Sep 2013 10:09:29 EST Hi! My name is Chelsee. I'm not new, but returning after almost a year of not being on. Need to incorporate Spark back into my life. Hopefully I can get on here a few times during the week. Fri, 2 Aug 2013 21:45:48 EST Just joined today! Hi All, <BR> <BR> I just joined this group today, as I'm trying to find new ways to help me stay on track. Four years ago I was 280 pounds and it took me 22 minutes to walk a mile. I lost 115 lbs that year and became a Zumba instructor. Each year, I've probably gained 5-10 pounds, but overall I've done a good job of maining my weight loss. However, now I find myself up 30 pounds and super stressed that I cant get that amazing willpower back that I had back then. I teach Zumba twice a week ... Sun, 19 May 2013 14:42:14 EST todays motivational slide show enjoy <link><BR>ow.asp?show=13 </link> <BR> Wed, 1 May 2013 15:26:52 EST Todays wellness tip 4/8/13 <link><BR>ome_a_morning_person_8_tips_from_a_for<BR>mer_night_owl </link> <BR> Become a Morning Person: 8 Tips from a Former Night Owl Mon, 8 Apr 2013 15:09:17 EST Todays Motivation Tip 4/8/2013 <link><BR>ion_articles.asp?id=223 </link> <BR> Rewarding Lessons from the Business World! Mon, 8 Apr 2013 14:50:54 EST Quiz of the day 4/4/2013 <link><BR>ent_questions.asp?quizid=80 </link> <BR> Are you ready to loose weight? Thu, 4 Apr 2013 10:37:15 EST Todays nutrition and wellness tip 4/4/2013 <link><BR>on_articles.asp?id=283 </link> <BR> The secrets of eating right and living longer! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>s_articles.asp?id=269 </link> <BR> 10 Tips for starting a wellness Program Today! Thu, 4 Apr 2013 10:16:26 EST Todays Fitness Tip 4/4/2013 <link><BR>_articles.asp?id=174 </link> <BR> <BR> 7 Excercises to work your whole body! Thu, 4 Apr 2013 10:10:05 EST Todays motivation 4/4/2013 <link><BR>ion_articles.asp?id=630 </link> <BR> Mastering the Mysteries of Motivation part 1 Thu, 4 Apr 2013 10:07:15 EST Quiz of the day 4-03-2013 <link><BR>ent_questions.asp?quizid=61 </link> Wed, 3 Apr 2013 10:55:48 EST Todays wellness tip 4/03/2013 <link><BR>er_body_fat.asp </link> Wed, 3 Apr 2013 10:51:06 EST Daily mom chat, what did you do with your kids ? Hello team! <BR> <BR> i created this new topic so that we can remember that throughout our hectic schedules we must dedicate one on one time with our kids. daily check in and post if you were able to and what did you do to spend time with your little ones.Its kind of hard to do on the week days because theres not enough time between work outs, dinner time , bath time and bed time and dont forget cleaning up and getting ready to do it all again the next day. but one on one time doesnt have ... Wed, 3 Apr 2013 10:32:05 EST Todays Motivation 4/03/2013<BR>tion_articles.asp?id=388 Wed, 3 Apr 2013 10:05:34 EST Todays health Tip 4/03/2013 <link><BR>_articles.asp?id=1670 </link> Wed, 3 Apr 2013 10:00:06 EST motivation tips <link><BR>ion.asp </link> Sat, 30 Mar 2013 12:16:56 EST Healthy fitness tips <link><BR>_articles.asp?id=858 </link> Sat, 30 Mar 2013 12:14:09 EST come huddle with us on our team huddle wall new team members , huddle in our huddle wall, let us know you have joined our team! <BR> this is a way for us to motivate each other daily. <BR> current member, huddle in the huddle wall, help us motivate each other. <BR> did you huddle with us today? Sat, 30 Mar 2013 11:43:17 EST Moms trying to loose weight check in here! lets get to know each other, and help each other on this board to overcome our daily challenges we face as moms, trying to get in shape. whether you are a stay at home mom, a working mom, a step mom, a relative raising kids, we are here to overcome weight gain together! here to support each other and motivate each other. Also here to remind ourselves the joys of motherhood/ parenthood and share ideas and tips for raising good kids. Sat, 30 Mar 2013 11:38:48 EST healthy nutrition <link><BR>ce_intro.asp </link> Sat, 30 Mar 2013 11:27:37 EST rhyme that word here one member post a word and the next member has to rhyme it and add a different word for the following member to rhyme: example: <BR> <BR> member 1: love <BR> <BR> member 2 : dove, gift <BR> <BR> member 3: lift, see <BR> <BR> member 4: tree, time <BR> Sat, 30 Mar 2013 11:23:33 EST double letter words see Sat, 30 Mar 2013 11:19:23 EST This or that grapefruit or lemon? Sat, 30 Mar 2013 11:18:13 EST daily positive outlook challenge Stress is a daily problem in some of our lifes, it is also a problem for our weight loss. lets reduce our daily stress levels and maintain a positive outlook .... <BR> <BR> our mind is very powerful tool, but we have to learn to take time to recharge ourselves. i challenge you all to take a couple minutes a day to incorporate relaxation into your day, to clear your mind of all the problems and worry, the crazyness,and bussiness of the day. take a few moments to relax , and recharge. check in... Sat, 30 Mar 2013 11:16:47 EST daily fruit and vegetable challenge i challenge you all to include fruits and veggies into all your meals, daily recommended serving is 5 . make sure to check in daily and share with us your five servings, will u achieve a daily record? also dont forget to track your servings at the bottom of the page on our team goals. Sat, 30 Mar 2013 10:55:39 EST daily activity challenge i challenge you all to incorporate activity into your daily lifestyle. make sure to check in here daily and share what your activity of the day was. Also track your fitness minutes at the bottom of the page on our team goals. i look forward to hearing from all of you. Sat, 30 Mar 2013 10:52:50 EST how are you feeling today? daily check in! today im feeling ready to make it happen! Sat, 30 Mar 2013 10:31:51 EST Whats your weakness today? maybe we can help. my weakness today is muscles soreness. ive been working out too much! Sat, 30 Mar 2013 10:30:05 EST keep youself active this weekend! This week ive begun the insanity work out program its 60 days, so far im in day 5. im staing accountable by continuing this program even during this weekend. I will be working out for 40 minutes on saturday and stickng with my healthy eating habbits. What are all of you doing to keep your self activve this weekend? Fri, 29 Mar 2013 16:19:18 EST It's time! Hello everyone! I have been a member of SparkPeople for a while, but I was mainly a lurker who read other people's blogs and tried to avoid actually being accountable for anything. I have finally changed my mind set and am looking forward to putting much more effort in to fitness and nutrition and reaching my goals. I'm hoping to add some new friends and find motivation any and everywhere! Tue, 19 Mar 2013 09:34:47 EST weekend challenge valentines day prep. lets get ready for valentines day. i challenge you all to drink your 8 cups of water! <em>91</em> and get in your fruits/ veggies. 5 servings <em>4</em> . make sure to work out at least 10 minutes each day. <em>362</em> once you've met the goal please make sure to post it with <em>248</em> and the winners <em>104</em> will receive a spark goodie. good luck. Thu, 7 Feb 2013 22:03:43 EST new weekend challenge! this challenge begins friday february 1st 2013 and ends sunday evening, ive been MIA so ive come up with a super healthy kick challenge for us this weekend to push us in the right direction. <BR> <BR> goals: <BR> 1- work out for at least 10 minutes on each day <em>361</em> <BR> 2- incorporate fruits or veggies into all your meals this weekend <em>277</em> <BR> 3- drink your water <em>91</em> <BR> 4- take some time for your self during this weekend do anything that makes you happy ... Thu, 31 Jan 2013 12:38:25 EST Bev Well I found this site many months ago and dilly dallied around. I am now ready to get serious but definately need the support. I have about 50 lbs to lose and am so tired most of the time. I am a busy nurse and with bad eating habbits (skipping meals then overeatting because I am starving) Suggestions more than wlecome. Tue, 1 Jan 2013 20:37:03 EST New melt your snowman challenge!!! the goal this weekend is to burn as much calories as possible through activity. <BR> whether its cleaning your home, doing some last minute christmas shopping..etc.etc, make sure to log in those fitness minutes and post with us here to let us know how you are doing. <BR> good luck to you all Fri, 21 Dec 2012 12:46:07 EST when you hear christmass what do you think of? Christmass is coming up <BR> and we are all excited <BR> tell me what do you think of when you hear the word Christmass? Fri, 14 Dec 2012 14:25:07 EST Holiday words that end with ING mention something related to the holidays that ends with ING! <BR> gOOD LUCK Fri, 14 Dec 2012 14:21:23 EST Smile if you got your 8 hours of sleep last night! Sleep is very important for our weightloss! Make sure you get your 8 hours daily! <BR> Give me a smile <em>30</em> if you got in your 8 hours! Fri, 14 Dec 2012 10:15:37 EST Woo Hoo! if you stayed under your calorie limit! we all know we have to watch those hidden calories, have you respected your calories limit today? Give me a Woo Hoo if you did? <em>244</em> Fri, 14 Dec 2012 10:13:16 EST How are you feeling today? weekend check in! we all have feelings and moods that may slow us down a bit, or sometimes we are feeling so good that its contagious, please share here with words or emoticons ..How are you feeling today? Fri, 14 Dec 2012 10:05:03 EST Share your personal goals with us Here Besides the weekend challenges we all have our own set of goals we want to meet, please share your personal goals here so that we can all encourage one another on completing them, and we can cheer one another on the way. <em>104</em> Fri, 14 Dec 2012 10:02:15 EST What's your weakness this weekend? Hello everyone! <BR> we all have weakness during some moments of our lives and for me personally its always something different, share your weakness you have at the moment here so that we can all support each other. Fri, 14 Dec 2012 09:59:36 EST Article from SP Burn off holiday calories !!! If you havent read it here you are , <BR> this article includes some good tips for the holidays! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>_articles.asp?id=326 </link> Fri, 14 Dec 2012 09:51:44 EST New get on santas list Challenge!! Get on santas good list by eating your fruits and veggies this weekend! <BR> get on the top of the list by squeezing in some work outs too! <BR> dont forget to share your progress with us here! <BR> good luck to you all! Fri, 14 Dec 2012 09:48:29 EST New Hide your candie canes challenge!!! !<em>442</ tame your sweet tooth before christmass!!! <BR> NO SUGAR ALLOWED THIS WEEKEND!! <BR> Instead put your focus on working out and burning calories! <BR> dont forget to share your progress with us ! <BR> Good luck ! Fri, 14 Dec 2012 09:45:03 EST your christmas gift challenge 12/01-12/02 Hello everyone <BR> i thought this weekend i'd challenge you all to give your self the gift of water for a healthier you before christmas! Top it off by squeezing in a work out! <BR> <BR> lets get to it everyone <em>91</em> <em>361</em> Wed, 28 Nov 2012 14:08:51 EST HELP!!!! Hello everyone, I'm new here and it's my first team to join. It's weekend and I'm desperate, disappointed and hating myself for eating those chocolates AT NIGHT. Actually, it has been a while since I've eaten chocolates but today was a disaster!!! That's why I would like to join you guys to help me to stay away from those temptations !!! HELP ME Fri, 23 Nov 2012 15:16:44 EST Torch your turkey challenge for 11/25-11/26 Hello ladies, <BR> this weekend our focus will be movement! Staying as active as possible and workout at your level to torch as much calories as possible! I figure after the thanks giving break we will need a challenge to help us stay on track and burn off any extra calories we may have taken in during the thanksgiving feast. <BR> <BR> Good luck to you all <BR> <BR> dont forget to chat here to let the team know how you are doing Wed, 21 Nov 2012 13:28:02 EST getting healthy tip Check out this article from sparkpeople <BR><BR>vation_articles.asp?id=1789 Fri, 16 Nov 2012 09:07:23 EST Challenge for 11-17-2012 11-18-2012 Hello everyone i thought you all might enjoy a calorie burning challenge for this weekend. <BR> <BR> This weekend i challenge all of you to burn as much calories as possible, with workouts, house chores, playing with your kids, going grocery shopping, what ever it takes.Make sure to log it in and chat with me on this mesage board. <BR> <BR> however remember to only do what your body can take, pace your selves. <BR> <BR> I myself will be trying to get in as much cardio as possible, this w... Thu, 15 Nov 2012 12:07:08 EST Thanksgiving day Cooking Tip.<BR>ick_tips_for_a_trimmer_thanksgiving <BR> I thought you all would like to read this to help you with the thanksgving feast. Thu, 15 Nov 2012 12:00:38 EST New vegetables and fruit eating challenge Good morning everyone! I challenge you all to eat your recommended five servings of fuits/ veggies this saturday/sunday. log in and chat with us letting us know what your five servings have been or will be. Fri, 9 Nov 2012 09:06:41 EST Help? I have no idea where to even begin! Help? I have no idea where to even begin! But I DO KNOW I HAVE GOT TO MAKE SOME MAJOR CHANGES!!! <BR> I quit smoking 2 & 1/2 years ago! YAY ME! :) But I've packed on the pounds since then and having a sedentary job and lifestyle certainly don't help! I need to stop being a couch potatoe and get moving and cut out the junk food and start eating healthy, but I've tried so many times before and I have no will power!~ Need to loose around 70 lbs and at this point, ... it just seems impossib... Thu, 8 Nov 2012 11:35:31 EST New Workout Challenge for Saturday 11/03/2012 Good Morning to all of you, <BR> This weekend i challenge all of you to do some cardio excersize for at least 20 minutes. You can choose your intensity level wether it will be beginer, intermediate or advanced. Your cardio health is very important. please consult your doctor before doing anything different, or starting a new excersize rutine. <BR> <BR> I will begin : <BR> my cardio excersize will be cardio kickboxing MY FAVORITE!! <BR> <BR> I look forward to hearing from all of you tommorow... Fri, 2 Nov 2012 08:33:45 EST This weekends Tip 10/27/12 10/28/12<BR>ion_articles.asp?id=1014 <BR> <BR> Follow this link from sparkpeople, hope it helps with this weekends challenge! Wed, 24 Oct 2012 14:00:27 EST New water drinking challenge for Saturday 10/27/12 Hello everyone, <BR> I challenge all of you to eliminate all sugary drinks on Saturday 10/27/2012 and drink water instead ( if you need your morning cup of coffee or tea that is ok). <em>91</em> Tue, 23 Oct 2012 13:42:53 EST This weekends tip 10/20/2012 10/21/2012 <BR> Life got you stressed out? Kick your moods back into gear with a cardio kickboxing session! I do this all the time! as a matter of fact kickboxing is one of my favorites! You get out all your anger with every kick into the air! and the plus side is you burn some calories too! By the time your done you will be drenched in sweat your heart will be pumping but your mind will be revitalized! you will be ready to take whatever else life throws your way! This weekend enjoy life and if it gets... Fri, 19 Oct 2012 08:26:19 EST New activity Challenge for 10/20/2012 10/21/2012 Hello everyone so this weekend I challenge you all to come up with activities to do that will get your body moving!! <BR> I will start: <BR> my activity for this weekend is : <BR> walking through a corn maze with the kids and pumpking picking at the farm! <em>147</em> Fri, 19 Oct 2012 08:18:42 EST This weekends tip 10/13/2012 10/14/2012 To make sure you eat healthy over the weekend ... <BR> <BR> Try your best to cook all your meals. This way you know what is in them and you can control your calories, fat , carbs etc. etc. etc. <BR> <BR> Also remember that half your plate should always be fruits and veggies! Thu, 11 Oct 2012 08:33:03 EST Reflect on your weekend Here Hello! I thought i'd create a specific board where we can chat specifically on our thoughts and reflections about the weekend! I will check in with all of you sunday to share my reflection/thoughts and to hear yours as well! Thu, 11 Oct 2012 08:26:32 EST New 20 Minutes workout challenge! 10/13-10/14 Hi this weekend im changing things up! It got a little boring just posting my goals ...So this weekend our team challenge is to workout for 20 minutes both saturday and sunday! <BR> I plan on doing my kickboxing on saturday and bollywood dancing on sunday!Good luck to all of you! Thu, 11 Oct 2012 08:07:04 EST This weekends Tip 10/05/2012 10/07/2012 a good way to get kids involved in excercise is to take advantage of the good weather and bring them to the park to play tag. stuck indoors? get jumping with jumping jacks. or blast their favorite tunes and turn your living room into a dance hall. I love these ideas. they work everytime. the best part is my kid has a blast while I burn calories! Thu, 4 Oct 2012 19:55:28 EST weekend challenge 10/05/2012 - 10/07/2012 I am going to start tonight by stating my goals : <BR> my veggies <BR> 2. keep my 15 minutes daily excercise streak going <BR> Thu, 4 Oct 2012 19:40:07 EST Its the weekend again , any questions? <BR> <BR> I am exited to be here! and am looking forward to chatting with all of you this weekend, and help you all reach your goals. If you have any question please post them here. Fri, 28 Sep 2012 09:12:31 EST This Weekends Tip Stay on track by allowing yourself a treat once in a while <em>495</em> , its all about moderation. If that cookie is tempting you and you feel as if it were calling your name, that means its time to allow yourself a small treat, of course dont over do it. One or two is all it takes to indulge your craving and then move on and have some fruit <em>277</em> , Drink as much water as possible <em>91</em> and get in a little more excersize to help burn off that small treat. <em>361</em> ... Fri, 28 Sep 2012 09:05:29 EST Weekend Challenge 9/28/2012- -9/30/2012 Good Morning Everyone! I will start the weekend by posting my goals, they are as follows: <BR> 1- Eat Healthy <em>265</em> <em>91</em> <em>492</em> <BR> 2- Keep my 15 minutes daily cardio streak going throughout the weekend <em>353</em> <BR> <BR> Good luck to all of you ! <BR> <BR> <BR> Fri, 28 Sep 2012 08:56:15 EST September 21-23, 2012 Tommorrow will be my test since it is ohr churches annual picnic for their anniversary. I plan on staying within my calorie rang. I will follow up at the end of the weekend. Fri, 21 Sep 2012 21:57:24 EST Trying to lose 20 lbs I've been trying to lose 20-25 lbs for three years... My mental well-being ties in with my physical well being and so it's important for me to find a balance. This week I started walking at the track 3-4 times a week after work for at least 45 minutes. I'm hoping to be able to get support through Spark People. My plan is to log in regularly and use some of the tools provided here and stay in touch so I can stick with my goals. Support messages, tips and suggestions are welcomed. :) H... Fri, 21 Sep 2012 08:58:54 EST Join us Hello everyone, i have requested to be the team leader of this team because i think it is a great option for us who struggle during the weekends to stay on track. Im on a mission to loose weight and to do this i must stay on track even on the weekends. Good luck to everyone! Thu, 20 Sep 2012 14:13:06 EST Weekend challenge for 9/21/2012- -9/24/2012 Chat with us here! Good luck everyone!! <BR> lets make Saturday and Sunday mandatory check in dates. people are u up for a challenge? I am. lets make it our weekend challenge to log in and chat about how and what we each are doing to stay on track. but lets start all by stating what we want to work on during the weekend. I will start. <BR> weekend goals: <BR> 1. excersize twice each day <BR> 2. stay under 1,400 calories <BR> 3.drink water lots of it. <BR> get back to me people <em>381</em>... Thu, 20 Sep 2012 13:55:41 EST Welcome everyone to our weekend survival chat <em>381</em> Hello everyone i would really like to get this team active. I myself am joining this team as a challenge to stay on track during the weekends. If your up for a weekend challenge come chat with us. Thu, 20 Sep 2012 13:43:18 EST This is Heaven Sent! Hi Everyone! <BR> My names Heather and I'm new to this team... So far I've lost 17 pounds and I'm super proud of myself. But I feel like what's holding me back from reaching my goal is all the pigging out I do on the weekends. <BR> <BR> I eat well and exercise all week and the minute Friday rolls around it's like I throw it all out the window. <BR> <BR> How do some of you stay motivated and avoid the temptation of indulging?? <BR> Any advice would be great. <BR> <BR> Thanks <em>30</em> Fri, 17 Aug 2012 18:20:13 EST Your Go-To Programs for Overall Strengthening? What do you do for strengthening? <BR> <BR> I alternate aerobics and strength each day. With only 2 strength videos, I might need something new soon. <BR> <BR> My go-to strength videos are Coach Nicole's Stability Ball video (<BR>ss_articles.asp?id=704) <BR> and Coach Nicole's Resistance Band video (<BR>ss_articles.asp?id=720). <BR> <BR> Enjoy the last of your weekend. <em>88</em> Sun, 8 Jul 2012 17:18:38 EST Getting Back on Track in SATX Hi Everyone. <BR> <BR> My name is Heidi, I am 26 years old and I live near San Antonio, TX. <BR> I signed up with Spark People in April 2009 and never really became active on this site. <BR> Well, I am ready now. After logged back in after all this time and further looking at the site I finally discovered the Spark Mail function. I have received almost 300 messages (no kidding) since I initially signed up and I just now read the first few. Now imagine I would have lost just half a pound for ... Mon, 18 Jun 2012 02:40:32 EST Glad I found this team! Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> My name is Ashlie. I am relatively new to SP and I love what I have experienced thus far. However, I have a lot of trouble with the weekends because I usually go away and they are as jam packed as my weeks are! So any help and motivation are greatly appreciated! <BR> <BR> Thank you! Tue, 5 Jun 2012 12:55:09 EST Weekend accountability 5/25/12 - 5/29/12 Let's get this long weekend started on a healthy note as we focus on our personal health goals. Mine will be to get outdoors & enjoy the awesome weather as I take several walks. No BBQs to attend, so just watching what I eat at home. <BR> <BR> Friday beg weight: 174 <BR> Tuesday end weight goal: 173 Fri, 25 May 2012 05:41:12 EST Memorial Day Weekend support I joined mid April, but only got serious 10 days ago. I am good during the week, usually having the same things for lunch and dinner. I am nervous about the three day weekend. I don't have any plans, so I don't have to worry about any BBQ's or anything like that. But I will have too much time at home and the refrigerator. I plan to go shopping Friday night and stock up on lots of good for me food. Does anyone have coping ideas they can share? Thu, 24 May 2012 23:38:56 EST Accountability 4/20/12-4/23/12 As suggested by another team member, I planned my meals for the weekend in advance. What a help! My calorie count is spot on. Sat, 21 Apr 2012 19:16:41 EST Busy Soccer Mom Hi, my name is Michelle. I am a 42 year old mother of two teens - a 16 year old son and a 15 year old daughter. I have been married for 22 years. I have recently lost 60 pounds over the past 18 months, just by changing my lifestyle. I most definitely plan on keeping the weight off, however some days I can find it easy to slip back to my old ways. I would like to join the message boards to help keep me motivated and on track. Tue, 17 Apr 2012 21:57:09 EST Happy to be here. I appreciate the existence of this team. I hope to become more serious about my fitness and eating habits on the weekends. <BR> <BR> My current mindset is, "I've worked hard all week. I deserve to relax a bit." My search continues for a new weekend fitness perspective. Sat, 14 Apr 2012 21:06:14 EST Hello. My name is Serenity, and I think that this is a great team. My problem is that I like to splurge on weekends, and while not always bad, it seriously hinders my weight loss. I even posted a blog entry about it before deciding to join this team. Wed, 21 Mar 2012 23:04:36 EST Accountability challenge 3/2/12 - 3/5/12 Lets do this! TIme to make our weekends fit & healthy! I'm ready to get this challenge started. No major eating plans but aiming for some outside cardio for fitness & soaking up Vitamin D. <BR> <BR> SW: 176 <BR> GW: 175 Fri, 2 Mar 2012 05:40:13 EST Hi everyone! Hey all. After a month of sparking, I've realized that most of my activities that are inconsistent with a healthy lifestyle occur occur on the weekend. I'm hoping to use this group to help me stick to a weekend plan that won't sabotage my efforts during the week! Tue, 28 Feb 2012 18:07:17 EST Accountability 2/17/12 - 2/20/12 Happy TGIF! I need this accountability challenge this weekend. DH & I are attending our church's "Sweetheart Banquet" tomorrow night. <BR> <BR> Friday: 175 <BR> Monday goal: 175 Fri, 17 Feb 2012 08:42:04 EST Not So New.... Hi All! My name is Kimberley. <BR> <BR> I am not going to keep any of you too long with my "introduction" message. ;) As I am not *really* new on here. I've been here before .. several times. <BR> <BR> But I'm back... and I'm not going anywhere anytime soon. I owe it to myself to get healthy and to stop making excuses to "not" do it. I need a LOT of support.. and, from previous times on here .. SP has a lot of support... and, I need all the support I can get right now.... to finally... Sat, 11 Feb 2012 12:30:30 EST Weekend Accountability 2/3/12 - 2/6/12 I've got a busy weekend, DH & I are photographing the Wilmington Wine & Chocolate Festival. Lucky for me since I will have camera in hand, walking around taking pics, there will be no time for grazing on the yummies. <BR> <BR> SW: 174 <BR> GW: 173 Fri, 3 Feb 2012 08:25:40 EST Hey everyone Hey guys and dolls, I'm new to the group but not to Spark. I tend to overeat on the weekend alot, even though I do the same amount, if not more exercise. I just need some accountability and look forward to getting to know you all. Mon, 30 Jan 2012 17:12:05 EST 1/27 - 1/30 FW- 138 <BR> MG- 137 -- Done, yay! ... but with a little help required ... disrobing <em>2</em> <BR> <BR> Going to a big family party tomorrow, but I'm going to do my best. Fri, 27 Jan 2012 22:49:15 EST Weekend accountability 1/20/12 - 1/23/12 Good morning, thought I would get us started on this thread for preparing & achieving our weekend goals. <BR> <BR> My focus this weekend is getting in some extra exercise, I've not logged much cardio time this week due to crazy schedules, so I aim to make up for it this weekend. <BR> <BR> Friday: 171 <BR> Monday Goal: 170 Fri, 20 Jan 2012 08:28:20 EST Accountability 1/13 to 1/16 Hello everyone! I have been FAILING at weekends big time lately, so I am back here for some accountability! <BR> <BR> FW 62.2 <BR> MG 62.0 <BR> <BR> This weekend my goals are: <BR> 1) drink all my water <BR> 2) track all my food <BR> 3) do some exercise each day <BR> <BR> Have a great weekend everyone! Fri, 13 Jan 2012 13:48:37 EST A New Year... A New Sparkie... :) Hey Sparkies! My name is Kimberley. I'm Canadian. I am tired of being overweight. 2012 is the year that I get healthy .. no more excuses! I just hope now I have what it takes to get me to where I would like to be. (sigh!) <BR> <BR> Anyhow! Enough about me. ;) Time to join the party & have some fun. :) Thu, 12 Jan 2012 02:04:50 EST Accountability 1/6-1/9/12 (I hope I'm not stepping on any toes by starting this thread ... and I hope I'm doing it right. I haven't participated much in the past, but really want to make a new start and I think weekend accountability could really help.) <BR> <BR> Friday - 144 <BR> Monday - 141 ... must be the first time I've ever lost weight on a weekend. Yay! <BR> <BR> Happy New Year to All! <BR> <BR> -Kat Fri, 6 Jan 2012 08:44:14 EST Accountability 12/16/11 - 12/19/11 Just wanting to be accountable for the weekend. <BR> <BR> SW: 140.8 lbs <BR> GW: 140 lbs Fri, 16 Dec 2011 11:09:38 EST I am committed! Hi, <BR> <BR> I have struggled with my weight my whole life. I have come very far with the emotional part of what keeps me heavy and now its time I must release this weight from my body. I am seeking out people who are interested in being committed to speaking everyday if not almost everyday for support, guidance, accountablility and whatever else would benefit us. I have found this tool to be very useful for me and if you feel that it helps you too, lets connect. Good luck to all and this ... Mon, 12 Dec 2011 03:33:03 EST This is a very touching blog! Voted Most Popular! This is a very beautiful, yet sad blog. You will need a kleenex! <BR> <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=4577982 </link> Thu, 8 Dec 2011 18:21:42 EST Accountability challenge 11/24 - 11/28 Hello All <BR> I hope you don't mind that I set this up a little longer for the holiday. I Need to be held accountable this holiday, and this will help me. <BR> <BR> TW: 200.8 <BR> GW: 198 <BR> MW: <BR> <BR> Goals for the weekend are: <BR> 68 Oz of water DAILY <BR> 5 Fregies DAILY Wed, 23 Nov 2011 13:27:11 EST ACCOUNTIBILITY 11/18-11/20 I DID NOT SEE A TOPIC FOR THIS WEEKEND HOPE YOU DONT MIND ME STARTING ONE <BR> <BR> MY CHALLENGES FOR THE WEEKEND ARE <BR> EXERCISE NO MATTER HOW LONG OR SHORT <BR> INCREASE WATER <BR> JOURNAL <BR> <BR> STARTING WT 213.8 Fri, 18 Nov 2011 08:06:00 EST Check out this blog! There is a blog written by SWDESERTLOVER and it is named "Best Friends" and it should get blog of the year award! You will need a kleenex handy when reading this. It is so touching! Sat, 12 Nov 2011 23:49:12 EST Hello! I am new to the team. I am restarting today after a set back in Sept-Oct. My foot has finally healed so I can work out with pain (I broke four bones in it at the end of the summer). Currently I work two part time jobs and am writing a a class that I will be teaching at our local University this January. In addition I am a busy mom.... I need to begin taking the time for myself! <BR> I tend to do better with small goals, so I think this team is perfect giving my small weekly goals to wor... Fri, 11 Nov 2011 10:16:53 EST Accountability challenge 11/11 - 11/14 OK I am new, but here is my stab for this weekend!! <BR> <BR> Friday Start Weight: 200.4 <BR> MondayGoal Weight: 200.0 <BR> Monday Weight: Fri, 11 Nov 2011 08:11:48 EST Accountability challenge 11/04/11 to 11/07/11 Happy Friday, friends! <BR> <BR> This thread has been great for me, I definitely think about my Monday weigh-in when I face weekend temptations! <BR> <BR> FW - 63.6 <BR> MG - 63.5 <BR> <BR> Again, my goal is to get outside with my kids this weekend, and also to drink all my water, Fri, 4 Nov 2011 09:01:41 EST Accountability challenge 10/28/11 to 11/01/11 Another weekend is here, and I'm happy to have a team to be accountable to! <BR> <BR> FW - 63.9 kg <BR> MG - 63.9 kg <BR> <BR> I want to get outside with my kids this weekend... avoid Halloween treats as much as possible, and if all goes well, I'm going to reach a mini goal on Monday and reward myself with a new pair of boots! Fri, 28 Oct 2011 09:50:34 EST New and Need the Accountability! Hi everyone! I am new to Sparkpeople and am looking for some good motivators and people to keep me accountable! I am in my senior year of college and looking to lose the pounds I have gained over the past few years! My weekends are always when I mess up the healthiness I accomplish during the week because I don't have the support of friends or family, no one thinks I should be on a diet and they look at me condescendingly when I want to stay healthy and not eat out all the time/drink/party on... Sat, 22 Oct 2011 02:40:12 EST Accountability challenge 10/21/11 to 10/24/11 Hi everyone! I'm new and not sure who usually starts the challenge thread, but I have been looking forward to jumping on board all week so I'm just going ahead and starting it! I have been having lots of trouble staying on track the last few weekends. <BR> <BR> SW- 65.4kg Friday <BR> MG- 64.9 <BR> Actual - 64.1 Woohoo! <BR> <BR> I'm going to work on spending lots of time outdoors with my kids this weekend! <BR> <BR> All the best everyone! <BR> <BR> **update**Had a great weekend, thanks ... Fri, 21 Oct 2011 08:34:23 EST Accoutability challenge 10/14/11 to 10/17/11 I am going to be bold and start this. <BR> <BR> Goal weight by 10/16: 281 <BR> <BR> ST 10/14 <BR> Walk for an hour 10/15 <BR> Rest 10/16 and tell myself it is ok to rest. Fri, 14 Oct 2011 12:39:32 EST chair aerobics? Does anyone know of a good DVD for beginning chair aerobics? I NEED to exercise but my knee is giving me Trouble. If it's not my knee it's my achilles tendonitis. If it's not my.....well, you get the picture. Is there a spark team featuring chair aerobics? <em>30</em> Thu, 13 Oct 2011 12:00:06 EST WooHoo! Joined the team AND posted my first blog! Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I'm so excited to be here. I'm Mad. I'm a Cancer Survivor. I'm here, trying to lose the weight I gained during my 'lost years.' I can't wait to meet everybody. I am a total weekend mess-up. Boo. If you get a chance, please read my blog post and let me know what you think! <BR> <BR> Mad <BR> Fri, 7 Oct 2011 12:46:57 EST Accountability challenge 10/7/11- 10/10/11 Thought I would go ahead & post the challenge for the weekend, I sure need it! I've gained a couple #s this week, ate out with revival preacher 3 nights, so it's telling on me! <BR> <BR> Friday: 172 <BR> Monday goal: 171 Fri, 7 Oct 2011 08:46:50 EST My name is.... Hi, <BR> My name is Jessica. I have about 60 lbs I want to lose, plus I want to get back to how I felt when I swam competitively, I want to feel strong again. I'm also in nursing school and I want to be an example for my patients. I don't want to be obese and try to educate my patients on proper nutrition. I also want to have a family and I don't want my habits to have a negative effect on them. Originally, I joined the site because of a class , but now I'm using it because my support s... Thu, 6 Oct 2011 13:54:00 EST Accountability 9/23/11 - 9/26/11 I hope this is OK that I started this discussion! Just wanted to be accountable for the weekend. <BR> <BR> FW: 142.4 lbs <BR> GW: 142 lbs <BR> MW: <BR> <BR> My goal is to continue tracking my nutrition throughout the weekend and stick to my workout regiment: <BR> <BR> Fri: BodyRock & Run <BR> Sat: Yoga class <BR> Sun: REST :) Fri, 23 Sep 2011 12:46:10 EST I'm new-ish I have been on spark for about a month, now, but I haven't been serious about it. I have been watching what I eat and keeping track of when and why and what........I conclude that I have a complete overhaul ahead of me; weekends shouldn't be that bad but I thought this team would still be a good idea! Oh, and Hello!!! Thu, 22 Sep 2011 18:45:52 EST Hi! I'm brand new here, and I *********SUCK********* at weekends. <BR> <BR> I'm lookin' forward to the love. Wed, 21 Sep 2011 15:44:15 EST Hey there I am almost a month into spark people. I love it. I am having some problems staying motivated on the weekends though, so I could really use some help! <BR> <em>213</em> Mon, 19 Sep 2011 14:25:17 EST Hi.. My name is... Hi Everyone! ... My name is Kim. Been here before - needed a new start. I am hoping this time will be the time that my spark is re-lighted. :) I live in Toronto Canada with my husband. Don't have any kids but lots of stuffed animals. :) I am addicted to horror movies, facebook, hello kitty, black&white photography, reading, listening to music (all kinds), and apparently collecting stuffed animals. :) <BR> <BR> I am a binge-eater, late night snacker, emotional eater, addicted to food... Sun, 11 Sep 2011 22:42:29 EST Accountability - Sept. 9 - Sept. 11 Hi, <BR> <BR> My weight was down a little this morning (finally). So, I really need to watch it this weekend. <BR> <BR> Fri - 142.2 <BR> Mon Goal - 142 <BR> <BR> Patti Fri, 9 Sep 2011 06:56:13 EST Accountabilit y.......Sept. 2---5 Let's try even harder to succeed this long holiday weekend! Who's with me? <BR> <BR> SW...241 <BR> Mon...239 <BR> Mon Actual... Fri, 2 Sep 2011 21:50:37 EST Not So SparkyPeople New.... Hi Sparkies... My name is Kim. I've been on SP since January 2010... but closed my page so many times (lost count) ... I have re-opened this one in an attempt to refind my spark that I lost. Hopefully this time will be the one that lasts longer than a week. (lol!) :) <BR> <BR> Just wanted to say hi! :) Mon, 29 Aug 2011 14:02:02 EST Weekend Accountability 8/26/11 - 8/29/11 Hi Team <em>213</em> <BR> This is my last accountability post. Please feel free to keep it going if you like - anyone can start the thread. <BR> <BR> Good luck this weekend, everyone! <em>137</em> Fri, 26 Aug 2011 16:27:19 EST Accountability 8/19/11 - 8/22/11 Give it everything you've got this weekend, Team! <em>306</em> Thu, 18 Aug 2011 21:53:29 EST eating back exercise calories Hi everyone, I recently switched back to this site after leaving MFP. on that site it is set up to "Eat back your exercise calories" But that obviously was not working for me! Are we supposed to eat calories back after exercise or just eat goal calories but meet our fitness weekly goals. I just feel more confused than I was before. Please help! <BR> Thanks! Thu, 18 Aug 2011 16:23:19 EST Accountability 8/12/11 - 8/15/11 Ooops! Sorry I'm late! <em>2</em> <BR> <BR> Next time, please feel free to start the accountability thread if I don't get to it before you are ready to start. <BR> <BR> Good luck, and make the most of your weekend! Fri, 12 Aug 2011 15:43:56 EST Accountability 8/5/11 - 8/8/11 Who's starting or maintaining a weight-loss streak this weekend? <em>55</em> <BR> Do you intend to get more fitness minutes than usual? <em>331</em> <BR> <BR> Have you planned your meals and snacks to stay within calorie range? <em>341</em> <BR> <BR> Are you ready for the weekend? Because it's here again already! Let's go, Team! Thu, 4 Aug 2011 18:59:57 EST I'm a weekend failure! Hi, I'm Erykah. Awesome team, I identified myself because I always ruin all the weeks effort on weekends. No matter how much I try. My family always picks pig out places to eat on weekends, and I always fall. Got any ideas to avoid sabotaging myself like this? Thanks! Mon, 1 Aug 2011 18:29:19 EST Summer Streaks Challenges Let's say goodbye to summer in better shape than when it began! Sign up for a Summer Streaks Challenge of your choice. Feel free to join them all! Keep your streak going through the month of August to earn a special SparkGoodie. <BR> <BR> <em>192</em> Weekend Weight Loss: Maintain your weekend weight loss throughout the following week, and build on your success the following weekend! <BR> <BR> <em>216</em> Most Fitness Minutes: Try to get more fitness minutes than you did last month, and ... Mon, 1 Aug 2011 16:21:22 EST Accountability 7/29/11 - 8/1/11 Hey Team, <BR> <BR> Let's start off August with a bang! Challenge yourself to maintain your weekend weight loss and keep the momentum going Monday through Thursday as well. Make this the first weekend of a losing streak throughout the month! <BR> <em>306</em> <BR> Lose all four weekends in August to earn a special goodie, on top of the satisfaction you'll get for getting closer to your goals. <BR> <BR> Who's up for the challenge? Thu, 28 Jul 2011 19:08:08 EST Accountability 7/22/11 - 7/25/11 Going to the beach to see the annual sand castle competition on Sunday. Should be fun, and maybe I'll get some photos to post. We'll pack healthy foods to snack on, and I will get my 10 minutes of fitness walking along the shore (it's my active recovery day so I don't have to push myself)! <BR> <BR> Plan to have a successful weekend, Team! <em>298</em> Thu, 21 Jul 2011 19:13:58 EST Accountability 7/15/11 - 7/18/18 Work your program this weekend, Team! <BR> <em>91</em> <em>265</em> <em>491</em> <em>291</em> <em>267</em> <em>34</em> <em>315</em> <em>320</em> <em>332</em> <BR> <em>306</em> Thu, 14 Jul 2011 21:58:33 EST Accountability 7/8/11 - 7/11/11 Wishing everyone a successful weekend! <em>306</em> Fri, 8 Jul 2011 12:18:02 EST I'm baaack! Trainer Sue here. It's been quite awhile since I've checked out Sparkpeople. I smashed my goal weight of 150 last August and have set my new goal of 145. I've learned a lot along the way so if you have any questions on how I lost 20 pounds and kept it off, send me an email. Have a great day!! Sun, 3 Jul 2011 10:14:30 EST Starting the 8-week Diebetes weight loss challenge Hello, i have been a member with Spark People for some time now, but it has lain dormant in my computer and I have not made any progress with my weight loss, and my BS numbers are still not under control, so I thought it would be a great time to open things up and try again. I have no support on the home front - can't find the words to explain, so I won't say anything. But i am looking to Spark People pages for the support to keep moving forward and get ahead on my journey!! These pages are ... Sat, 2 Jul 2011 10:48:19 EST Accountability 7/1/11 - 7/4/11 Happy Independence Day Weekend! <em>283</em> <em>232</em> <BR> Please feel free to start your challenge on the day you prefer - Thursday or Friday. <BR> <em>249</em> <BR> <BR> Make healthy choices and watch your portion sizes! Enjoy all of your favorites - in MODERATION! <BR> <em>191</em> <BR> <BR> Watch your sodium, and drink plenty of water! <BR> <em>274</em> <BR> <BR> Get some extra fitness minutes in whenever you can! <BR> <em>68</em> <BR> <BR> Most of all - enjoy your wee... Thu, 30 Jun 2011 19:28:02 EST Accountability 6/24/11 - 6/27/11 Good luck, everyone! Have a great fit and healthy weekend! <em>306</em> <em>224</em> Thu, 23 Jun 2011 19:26:02 EST New to the team <BR> Hi my name is Niki, I am a stay at home mom of 3. I just wanted to say hi and good luck to everyone. Thu, 16 Jun 2011 20:45:13 EST Accountability 6/17/11 - 6/20/11 <em>306</em> Make it happen this weekend! <em>224</em> Thu, 16 Jun 2011 19:07:01 EST Accountability 6/10/11 - 6/13/11 Good luck this weekend! Fri, 10 Jun 2011 15:07:49 EST how you plan on enjoying the weekend binge free? I am dancing tomorrow, movies saturday, chilling sunday but working out each day!! <BR> Hot air popcorn in hand Thu, 9 Jun 2011 20:34:00 EST Accountability 6/3/11-6/6/11 Today's Weight 220.1 <BR> Goal Weight:219.0 <BR> Monday Actual Weight: Fri, 3 Jun 2011 11:34:34 EST Break Time I have ALWAYS associated my "break-time" with eating. Hey that's the way I was bought up. In school we had nutrition-we ate, lunch-we ate, and a late afternoon "break"-and yes again, we ate. Therefore, anytime the word "break" would come up, I associated it with, "Okay, time to go get something to eat". Regardless of how many "breaks" I would take, be it at work, church, conferences, conventions, classes, etc, just anything that would prompt a "break", I would automatically go and find some... Thu, 2 Jun 2011 17:34:49 EST The things we discover. ......... So during this weight loss journey, I have come to discover the many levels of fat: <BR> <BR> 1-Morbidly Obese <BR> 2-Obese <BR> 3-Fat <BR> 4-Overweight <BR> 5-Average <BR> 6-Underweight <BR> <BR> ....................AND ALL THIS TIME, I THOUGHT I WAS "JUST FAT" <em>15</em> Thu, 2 Jun 2011 12:36:59 EST Accountability 5/27/11 - 5/31/11 Hey, Team, I'm still here! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> It's the first unofficial weekend of summer <em>67</em> and many of us will have an extra day, so feel free to end your challenge on Monday or Tuesday, whichever works best for your schedule. <BR> <BR> Make healthy choices and watch your portion sizes! Enjoy all of your favorites - in MODERATION! <em>301</em> <BR> <BR> Watch your sodium, and drink plenty of water! <em>274</em> <BR> <BR> Make sure to get all your fitness minutes, ... Thu, 26 May 2011 19:31:56 EST Hello everyone! My name is Naomi, and I am a young sparker who lacks motivation on the weekend. Diet is my biggest problem. Saturdays I do ok with exercise, but dont worry about what I eat when getting together with friends. So I indulge and stay up late. Then Sunday comes and I do nothing but light house cleaning, and continue eating poorly for at least one meal. I dont even get on spark people that day. I am excited about joining this team, and trying to kick that aweful weekend Lull. Thu, 26 May 2011 07:36:57 EST Weekend Worries I have such trouble staying on track during the weekends. I never remember to track my food i seem to grab quick unhealthy snacks and just dont feel like eating right on the weekend. I havent made it to the gym two weekends in a row and something has got to give. Im wondering what the scale is going to look like when i step on at my ww meeting tonight. I guess admitting these things is acknowledging i need to make changes but jeez weekends are hard for me. Mon, 23 May 2011 09:18:31 EST hello Hi All! I am QuiltedK . I have always been thin. The last 7 years has been a struggle as I have become some 40 lbs over weight. I am going to work hard to get healthy and by this time next year I hope to feel better about this. Looking for a walking buddy in Great falls, Mt <BR> Sun, 22 May 2011 18:09:58 EST Hello Hello, <BR> <BR> My name is Deborah. I am a single mother and former army girl that has gotten out of shape while attending college and taking on family members stress. I am ready to get back to the real me. I am really happy to be a part of the team and I hope I can get the support that I need to succeed. I look forward to making new friends and supporting team members when ever needed. <BR> <BR> Sun, 22 May 2011 16:09:39 EST Hello fellow Sparkers! My husband (BIGGUY41) has become a coleader for this team so I thought I'd come check it out. And considering the weekend is when I struggle the most, it only makes sense that I join. I look forward to getting know other team members here and sharing in their journeys to being healthy. Good luck to all! Fri, 20 May 2011 12:47:08 EST Accountability 5/20-5/23 5/20 Weight: 217.8 <BR> 5/23 Goal: 217 <BR> 5/23 actual weight: Fri, 20 May 2011 10:48:49 EST NEW TEAM LEADER Hi team i am your new team leader Wed, 18 May 2011 16:24:12 EST Young Wife and Mother Needing to Lose weight My name is Nikki and i have a 3 yr old and a 1 yr old and am needing/wanting to lose about 65 lbs. Going to DisneyWorld in August and would like to be at least around 30 lbs lost by then... I need all the motivation i can get as my husband isnt as supportive as he could be .... he just doesnt get everything that goes into raising these kids pretty much by myself... he work from 5 am to 5 pm and then he is tired and cranky when he gets home and so i still do all the work with the kids and hous... Wed, 18 May 2011 15:13:21 EST Hola! Man, do I NEED this team! Been on Spark for 3.5 years now, and have lost 45lbs. So obviously I'm a VERY SLOW loser! That's fine, but what is really bothering me is this: <BR> <BR> Mon-Fri I teach 2 zumba classes and attend and/or teach (when needed) 2 more. That's 4 hour long classes, one of them being toning with weights (and lots of reps, lunges, squats). My calories are between 1300-1400. I drink my water. I don't have TIME to eat more, wtih work & working out. <BR> <BR> Then comes Saturday. I start out ... Tue, 17 May 2011 17:11:28 EST hello im newbie Hey ya'll. I'm new to sparkpeople and to this group I just wanted to introduce myself to everyone. Weekends are very difficult to over come the challenge of over eating so I welcome any advice and tips. T. <em>104</em> Mon, 16 May 2011 21:58:03 EST Hello from another Newbie Hi, I joined last night and found your team! Weekends are when hubby is home and most of our social life kicks into high gear so that is one of my toughest challenges! Fri, 13 May 2011 19:33:01 EST Accountability 5/13/11 - 5/16/11 Stay strong, be positive, do your best! <BR> <BR> Friday weight: 134.8 <BR> Monday goal: 135 <BR> Monday actual: <BR> <BR> Good luck everyone! <em>438</em> Thu, 12 May 2011 22:13:31 EST Hi Everyone Hello, my name is Irene. I have been a member here a while but never really used the tools. I mainly get the motivational stories in my email and makes it easy for me to read while I'm on the treadmill or elliptical. Now I have decided to start a blog about my weight loss journey. I hope this helps me lose the last few pounds I have been trying to lose for the last 4 months Wed, 11 May 2011 01:02:41 EST A New Day I am at this point in my life AGAIN and I need to, once and for all, learn to live a healthy lifestyle and stop with the excuses. My highest weight was 237 lbs in 2003. I lost 80 lbs and in July 2005 I was the happiest I'd been with my weight in years. Then my world collapsed. Since then I have put on 40 of the 80lbs and I cant seem to stop the weight from creaping back on. I am so happy I found this site and am looking forward to a change. Mon, 9 May 2011 23:00:16 EST Hello Hello, <BR> <BR> I am Kayleigh; and I do indeed find it very hard to keep up over the weekend, especially if we are going out of someone is having a barbeque I can’t keep on track and I eat so much and feel bad so I stop because I am an all of nothing person. But hopefully with support from my friends here I can keep on track this time. So do email or add me!! I am happy to help. xxxxx <BR> Mon, 9 May 2011 04:49:59 EST Ok so here we go!! Well done all my measurements, put in my day today for nutrition and i am blown away how bad i let it get! <BR> At least I now have something to work on. I have put together my daily exercise plan and have it on the wall at home! <BR> Now gonna need to work on the food aspect! But 1 step at a time lets add breakfast to my day and see how that goes!! <BR> Sun, 8 May 2011 14:48:18 EST kc Well, here I am making my first post. I am excited about this website! Wish me Happy Birthday! Sat, 7 May 2011 12:04:27 EST What an awesome team! My names Meg and I'm really glad to join this group. I am really having a problem staying on track on weekends! I will be goinf through this forum alot! <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> I recently came back to spark and I would like to make some new friends because it seems so many of my old friends have vanished! If you would like a new friend to motivate you or just to chat with feel free to leave me a comment on here or my page :) <BR> <BR> I can never have too many buddies and I'm looking forwa... Fri, 6 May 2011 13:29:15 EST Accountability 5/6/11 - 5/9/11 New month, new goals, new challenges. Summer is coming and we can be ready if we BRING IT starting now! <BR> <BR> Friday weight: 135.4 <BR> Monday goal: 135 <BR> <BR> <em>298</em> <em>463</em> <em>67</em> <em>464</em> <em>259</em> Thu, 5 May 2011 22:35:17 EST The right place And the right time.... <BR> <BR> hello from Western Canada.... I have made accomplished many things in my journey towards better health, but I really struggle on weekends. I often kick back with friends, go hear live music and have a few bevy's. Somehow all healthy thoughts go right out the window. It is such a struggle because it is time I really enjoy, but need to figure out a better way of staying true to my goals. <BR> <BR> I am proud of myself last weekend, my husband and I road ou... Wed, 4 May 2011 04:03:56 EST May Goals and Challenges Summer is almost here! <em>259</em> <BR> Looking over my fitness goals for the year, I've finished 100 Pushups training (yay!), but I haven't got my body fat % down to 30% or below (boo!) - so I'm challenging myself to eat only foods that can be accurately tracked every weekend in May. That means no restaurant food unless the nutrition information is available (yikes!) and no eating at friend's houses either, since I don't know how they prepare their foods and won't have a scale to measure ... Tue, 3 May 2011 18:53:54 EST Hi! :) Hi, my name is Samantha. I am 19 years old and a fulltime college student. My goals are to eat things that are healthy instead of things unhealthy, become fit, and lose weight. Mon, 2 May 2011 22:07:31 EST New to the team Hi everyone. I just found this team and I am so happy you are here! Weekends are the worst for me because I miss meals and like to relax with some wine, read a book and just veg out! Where I live is also very rainy and it si still going strong so I am not getting out on the weekends like I know I should. <BR> All I want to do is get my bicycle out and get peddling but I do not enjoy doing that when it is raining. <BR> <BR> I have only been with SparkPeople for two weeks, I am making big... Mon, 2 May 2011 17:10:51 EST Accountability 4/29/11 - 5/2/11 Let's go, Team! Finish this month STRONG! <BR> <em>321</em> <em>215</em> <em>216</em> <BR> Friday weight: 136.6 <BR> Monday goal: 136 <BR> Monday actual: Thu, 28 Apr 2011 19:34:10 EST New to the team! I joined today looking for help! <BR> <BR> I seem to do well during the week most of the time (late night is another pitfall) but the weekends are horrible. <BR> <BR> I work out but eat a much if not more calories than I burn. <BR> <BR> Thank goodness I now have others to turn to for advice and comfort. <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> Mon, 25 Apr 2011 15:12:02 EST Accountability 4/22/11 - 4/25/11 Work your program this weekend, Team! If you were successful this week, keep the momentum going - don't let the weekend get you off track. If you've been struggling, shake things up - try something new and different. If you're just starting, take small steps - don't try to do it all at once. <BR> <BR> Good luck, everyone! <BR> <BR> Friday weight: 137.6 <BR> Monday goal: 138 <BR> Monday actual: <BR> <em>452</em> <em>450</em> <em>453</em> <em>449</em> <em>451</em> <em>448</em> <em>452<... Thu, 21 Apr 2011 18:47:39 EST New to Forum Hola Beautiful People! I like to introduce my self. My name is Sandy (47 years old), I am from Panama City, Panama. My first language is Spanish so please forgive my grammar and bad spell. I am married to a wonderful man (Paul) who just retired from the USAF. We have a son who I think is still a baby but he's turning 15 in a July <em>46</em> yes, I am already sad because I know he'll be leaving me in a few years to go to college. <BR> I join the SP team because I have always been a perso... Thu, 21 Apr 2011 01:32:53 EST Hi from Gina I recently quit smoking and have gained over 8 pounds :( I am new to dieting and counting calories/carbs, etc. but am goal oriented to losing the weight. I know I will need support in getting there though. Sat, 16 Apr 2011 11:33:33 EST Accountability 4/15/11 - 4/18/11 Oooops, sorry I'm late, Team! <em>2</em> <BR> Here we go! <BR> <BR> Friday weight: 134.8 <BR> Monday goal: 135 <BR> Monday actual: <BR> <BR> Impress yourself this weekend! Drink more water! Respect your calorie limit! Squeeze in all your fitness minutes! You'll thank yourself on Monday! <BR> <em>306</em> <em>274</em> <em>341</em> <em>216</em> <em>224</em> Fri, 15 Apr 2011 13:40:42 EST Hello Hello everyone was not seeing results on ww and happen to stumble across this site. Looking for a buddy and support to lose weight and be healthy Wed, 13 Apr 2011 21:12:23 EST Hello Weekenders!! Hi there! I'm Chantelle from Ontario Canada. I came on Sparkpeople this evening with a mission. I knew I needed to find something to help me with my weekends and I am SOOO glad I found this group!!! I am terrible on the weekends. I will lose weight during the week just to gain it all back over the weekend. I have been back on SP and working on getting my life together for over a month now but my weekend habits have kept me at the same weight. Please help!!! Mon, 11 Apr 2011 22:01:41 EST "You wantme to do what?!" So on Thursday's I meet with my personal trainer. And yesterday I weighed in with him, I worked on some Cardio, in which yesterday, I did some cycling. It was good. I went back over to him, worked on some push ups, standing of course, got on the equipment to work on my upper arms and lower legs, so to speak, it was going well. Then he asks me to lay flat on my stomach because I was going to do some planks....."Planks, what's that"? Then he says, oh, you're going to "lift your body using onl... Fri, 8 Apr 2011 07:24:51 EST Accountability 4/8/11 - 4/11/11 Another week, another weekend! Let's go, Team! <BR> <BR> Friday weight: 134.8 <BR> Monday goal: 135! <BR> <BR> <em>306</em> Thu, 7 Apr 2011 20:37:15 EST Whew....Saved by an Orange!!! I was leaving my gym class, and I know I often hear my instructor say that "when you leave here you may get very hungry, so don't end up in the 'McDonald's' drive through." and I'm thinking, who in their right mind would go to "McDonald's" after a good work out? That defeats the purpose, right? Anyway..I'm leaving my gym class and before I know it, I get this hunger pain, out of nowhere. Feels like I haven't eaten for days. My stomach is singing it's own song, and had it's own beat, as well... Thu, 7 Apr 2011 13:39:12 EST Release or not to Release? That is the question. Ok, so I'm in my water aerobics class working out. I'm enthused and motivated and doing my thing. All of a sudden, I feel this mass build up of gas, in which I get upon eating certain foods. Wow, it seems like its such a large build up. I can feel the gas moving around my body, with each different exercise that we do, I feel it move from one side of my stomach to the other, up in the chest area, just everywhere. The pain is almost too much for me to bear, I start to get out of the pool, but w... Wed, 6 Apr 2011 23:01:23 EST HI TO ALL I,m new to the program, and I,m loving it already. I,m so happy to be apart of this program. And I thank God for directing me here, and for all of you people Wed, 6 Apr 2011 20:16:41 EST "A Serving" ..What's That?! For many years I have believed that "a serving" was finding the biggest plate in the house, and filling it to capacity with whatever was on the dinner table, not allowing not even one inch of that plate to be visible. And a second serving, would be filling that plate up a second time and enjoying. Or being sure to eat EVERY bite of that hamburger and those fries (and boy, those were a lot of fries) that I purchased at the local burger stand, what the heck, I paid for it, so I'm going to eat i... Wed, 6 Apr 2011 15:15:57 EST HELLER!!!! My name is Phyllis. And I am excited to be a part of this team. Cause er weekend eating habits are T-E-R-R-I-B-L-E!!!. I usally gain over the weekend, what I worked extremely hard to lose during the week. So I'm praying that this team, your team, our team would help me to stay on track DURING the weekends. <BR> <BR> <em>303</em> Wed, 6 Apr 2011 12:08:33 EST Beingmeagain Hi! My name is Karena . I have being over weight now for 6 years. I have added 2 children in the last 6 years. My weight issue came in then. Before the last (2) children I was a health fan with exercise and healthy living. Right now I weigh 228lbs on 5'5 in height, very unhealthy. Searching high and low to get some motivation I stumble across sparkpeople. It is very helpful to me as well as motivating. I am on my way now to a healthy weight loss that is helping me to return back to a posit... Wed, 6 Apr 2011 10:48:35 EST Eating Under Calories??? Hey there, need some advice......for some reason I have been eating under my calorie allottment. I don't feel hungry and I eat 3 meals a day with 2 snacks in between. I even ate a tablespoon of peanut butter to try and get to my daily calorie range. Should be eating 1200-1500 and right now averaging about 1000 at best. <BR> <BR> Is this okay to do if I am not feeling hungry or should I be trying to hit that 1200 mark? Tue, 5 Apr 2011 09:48:42 EST Changed Weigh In Day I recently made my husband buy me a new scale, one that holds up to 550 lbs accurately, wider platform, and (drumroll please) announces your weight! So now I have decided to add this to my arsenal of fat-busting methods, no more hiding in the bathroom trying to lean to the left or right to get a better reading! <BR> <BR> This is going to help me survive the weekend as I have changed my weigh in day to Monday. It's a stupid mind game with myself, somehow this makes me 'behave' for those two ... Mon, 4 Apr 2011 13:37:25 EST Newbie So this is going to be the tuff part... <BR> parties, bbq's! :( I have to stay strong. I'm going to eat before I go... so ill try to really not to eat. Than bring my own go I'll bring one of those, than stick to water! I can do this! Summers coming!!! Weekends, and nights are the times that are the hardest for me! <BR> <BR> ~NIki Fri, 1 Apr 2011 15:12:58 EST Weekend Eating This team is good for me. I do struggle with indulgence on weekends. It seems to be the common time myself and friends or family are off and eat together. Well this weekend my girlfriends and i are going out for a night on the town. We are eating at home before, going to bars, and then eating out after bar. I feel like I'm going to gain 10 pounds in one day! This is my first time going out in 3 months so I'm letting it be my treat. It's just that i feel guilty. I am also going to work out Sat... Thu, 31 Mar 2011 23:37:47 EST Accountability 4/1/11 - 4/4/11 It's baaaaack! Yep, the weekend is here again already. Are YOU ready? Meals and snacks planned? How will you get your fitness minutes? Let us know on the Chat Forum message board! <BR> <BR> Friday weight: 137.2 <BR> Monday goal: 137.2 <BR> Monday actual: <BR> Good luck this weekend, all! <em>306</em> Thu, 31 Mar 2011 22:51:37 EST Accountability 3/25/11 - 3/28/11 Get your fitness minutes in this weekend, Team! Join the discussion on the Chat Forum to share your workout plans! <BR> <BR> Friday weight: 136.4 <BR> Monday goal: 137.4 at most! <BR> Make the weekend count! Good luck, everyone. <em>306</em> Thu, 24 Mar 2011 22:36:57 EST Weekend Fitness Minutes I've challenged myself to do: <BR> 35 minutes circuit training Friday <BR> 68 minutes circuit training Saturday <BR> 30 minutes treadmill/C25K training Saturday <BR> 20 minutes yoga Sunday <BR> 153 minutes total this weekend! <BR> <em>318</em> <em>216</em> <em>402</em> <em>315</em> <em>320</em> <em>414</em> <BR> How many fitness minutes are you committed to this weekend? How will you reach your goal? Thu, 24 Mar 2011 12:16:56 EST Trying Again Hello! I am a teacher, wife, and mother of 2 tinys. I used to do WW pretty regularly and loved it, but when my 2nd was born, it was just too hard to get to the meetings and make it all work. <BR> My husband works mostly nights and weekends, so I am the primary parent, which I love, but it has come to my attention in the last few weeks that I don't spend a second of my day on myself. Between teaching middle school and taking care of my kids, I have let myself become sorely neglected! <B... Wed, 23 Mar 2011 11:00:42 EST Hello everyone. I am eternally grateful for this journey of life I have been on. I am excited about the journey ahead of me here. <BR> <BR> Peace Tue, 22 Mar 2011 16:54:14 EST Accountability 3/18/11 - 3/21/11 Do you have your strategies in mind to get you through the weekend <em>38</em> <BR> Plan your meals, snacks and workouts! Focus on your goals! <em>306</em> <BR> <BR> Friday weight: 137.4 <BR> Monday goal: 137.8. I just want to weigh no more than I did on Monday! <BR> <BR> Good luck this weekend, Team! <em>224</em> Thu, 17 Mar 2011 22:59:03 EST Good Morning!! I am so happy and excited to find this page. I too can lose 2 lbs Monday-Friday only to regain them on the weekend!! Looking forward to this journey Wed, 16 Mar 2011 09:32:16 EST Hello everyone! I'm new here! I'm so thankful for this team! I too have a challenge with staying on track over the weekend. <BR> Prior to SparkPeople, I had WEAK-ends where I would fail to log my food and was not making wise/healthy choices. We tend to eat out a lot on the weekends. <BR> I have resolved to track my food and get my daily exercise in. I use my SparkPeople app to rack on my iPad, so I have no excuse! Just finished the book and ready to spark my life into a healthy zone! <BR> My motto is "I bite it, I write ... Tue, 15 Mar 2011 10:30:39 EST Introducing myself... Hello, <BR> Kircules from LA here. Looking to drop a few lb's before my brother gets married this august. I also want to shape up and feel better for summer. I've been up and down in weight for years. Now I'm back to where i started at about 200lbs. I'd love to be anywhere between 170-180. <BR> Thanks! Mon, 14 Mar 2011 01:08:35 EST New to site I'm looking forward to utilizing this site, I have downloaded the app for my phone and love it! I'am currently the heaviest I have ever been in my life and I am ready to get rid of it!! Been doing this for about 2 weeks now and so far I absolutely love it! Sat, 12 Mar 2011 12:09:36 EST SP Article on Healthy Weekends <link><BR>s_articles.asp?id=219 </link> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>s_articles.asp?id=409 </link> Fri, 11 Mar 2011 09:52:23 EST Accountability 3/11/11 - 3/14/11 Let's all have a fit, healthy and successful weekend, Team! We CAN do it! <em>224</em> <BR> Friday weight: 138.6 <BR> Monday goal: 138.6 Thu, 10 Mar 2011 19:28:58 EST Hey Ya'll!! Hey everyone!!! So sometime last week I was searching for a good daily cleanse and ran into a SparkPeople bloggers blog. She was so inspiring, I decided to join! I was able to lose about a 40 lbs on my own a few years ago, going from 180+ to about 145... went on a family trip out of the country and came back with some major digestion issues... Needless to say, eating right wasn't easy, I've been in and out of doctors offices, and well working out was pretty much nil! I just saw a recent v... Wed, 9 Mar 2011 12:44:59 EST hello it sugermoma hello everyone Sugermoma is here ready to take the weight off. Wed, 9 Mar 2011 09:30:56 EST Great article about weekend mentality I found a lot of truth in this article. Sticking to a sleep schedule has worked well for me before, and I need to get back to it. Too much flexibility is detrimental to my wt loss goals. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>s_articles.asp?id=1607 </link> Tue, 8 Mar 2011 13:15:29 EST Looks like a team I can associate with! Weekends are TERRIBLE for me! Hi all! My name is Pam and I'm back to Spark b/c it worked for me in the past. Then I jumped (not fell, but jumped) off the wagon! My husband is the cook in the house & it's pretty near impossible to ask him to cook healthier. He simply does not care. So I just make sure I eat small portions or have an alternative. The alternative usually does not make him very happy tho. He gets upset when I won't eat what he makes. <BR> My weekends used to consist of so... Mon, 7 Mar 2011 14:15:50 EST Lollie Hi, I am Lollieblossom,......Lollie for short. I need to loose weight, seriously! It's no joke any more to always be the fattest in the group! I've had enough and I a have made the decision once and for all. I am one determined lady at the moment. I want to be able to fit into my clothes again without looking like an overstuffed marshmallow biscuit. <BR> I need help to reach my goal and I realize that it will be a difficult journey.....but I must do it for me and my family. <BR> This is my c... Fri, 4 Mar 2011 18:44:20 EST Accountability 3/4 - 3/7/11 Friday weight: 139.8 <BR> Monday goal: 139.8 <BR> <BR> Here we go again, Team! Let's do this! <em>224</em> Thu, 3 Mar 2011 22:32:02 EST hello new team! Hey folks! Been with Spark for the last 6 months or so, and I find that my BIGGEST struggle is still the weekends. <BR> <BR> Here's my weekday routine <BR> <BR> Wake up at 8am <BR> Get to work around 9am <BR> Leave work at 5 <BR> Cook dinner, relax for an hour <BR> Go to Tennis, play for atleast 90 minutes (or fill in another workout here) <BR> Get home, shower, go to bed <BR> <BR> Here's my weekend routine <BR> <BR> Wake up around 10 or 11am <BR> Sit around all day playing video games o... Thu, 3 Mar 2011 13:48:47 EST Not a Bad Saturday! I decided to track my calories today after a week with many days off (work conference). I stayed within my limit, and also worked out twice (c25K training this morning, elliptical/strength this afternoon) for a total of an hour, burning over 400 calories according to SP. A good Saturday on! Tomorrow, with book club and the Oscars, is my day off. Sat, 26 Feb 2011 20:35:31 EST Accountability 2/25/11 - 2/28/11 Friday weight: 138.6 <BR> Monday goal weight:139.9 <BR> <BR> I've been kind of a mess since Valentines' Day, so I'd better get it together this weekend! <BR> <em>137</em> <BR> Except I don't know how I'll be able to do that, celebrating DH's birthday and watching the Oscars (MY Superbowl!)! <BR> <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> Good luck, Team! <em>306</em> Thu, 24 Feb 2011 19:45:23 EST hello everyone I am a person that desire to loose wait but I am too busy and unmotivated to exercise. I have been trying for 7 years to get to my recommended weight. <BR> I have heard great things about this site and I am hoping that I will find a great support team and get the results i desire. Thu, 24 Feb 2011 19:35:12 EST Hoping "this" year is the one... I start out strong but always end up backsliding toward old habits (a cocktail here, a soda there; an oreo here, some ice cream there). Instead of continual weight loss, I either stay at my undesirable weight, or I gain a few more pounds each yr. I have the tools at home. I have the athletic stamina. I lack the willpower, combined with good eating habits. I lack the discipline to get 'er done. So, with the help of SparkPeople, I may just succeed this year and going forward. I will star... Wed, 23 Feb 2011 14:23:45 EST Hello my name is ToffeeCoffee Hi, I am excited about this opportunity to meet, greet and join my new family of losers! I have tried reapeatedly to lose weight, with hardly any success. I have just ordered the book and can't wait to receive it. Recently, I've set several goals and didn't make any of them. I joined a gym in November, 2010, but soon after starting having a lot of pain. Turns out I have a bulging disk in my neck and tendonitis in my shoulder. I am currently taking pysical therapy and feeling much better. I st... Mon, 21 Feb 2011 09:51:40 EST I am New Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> I have been a mamber of SP for a couple of years now. I have had WLS (lapband) but still cannot seem to stay on track on the weekend. With the lapband you can still eat sugar without any problems. <BR> <BR> Does anyone know what I replace refined sugar with? Betty Crocker has a sugar free cake out now. Sugar free ice cream........... <BR> <BR> Donna <BR> (zkelleybelly) <em>252</em> Fri, 18 Feb 2011 09:49:26 EST Accountability 2/18 - 2/21/11 Happy Weekend, Team! Let's do this! <BR> <BR> Friday weight: 138 <BR> Monday goal: No more than last Monday's weight! (138.6) Fri, 18 Feb 2011 00:45:43 EST This weekends gonna be a challenge! So last weekend I actually had a small loss (any loss is good right!?!?!). Anyway, this weekend I am not so hopeful. I just really hope I maintain! I am not going to be able to work out today, Friday or Saturday. I will have to be really smart with my food choices and hope for the best! Thu, 17 Feb 2011 09:23:32 EST I'm so glad I found this Team Hi Everyone--I just joined SparkPeople about a month ago and have been really enjoying the support and resources! I'm really glad I found this team for the struggle I'm having on the weekend to not snack or make unhealthy food. Hope everyone's doing well this Valentine's Day! I look forward to your support! :) We can do it!! Mon, 14 Feb 2011 09:47:38 EST Accountability 2/11/11 - 2/14/11 Friday weight: 137.8 <BR> Monday goal: 137.8 <BR> Good luck, Team! Let's do this! <em>224</em> Thu, 10 Feb 2011 22:02:53 EST Gearing up for my first weekend with the team! I don't track on the weekends, but lately that seems to lead to unhealthy choices. Here are my weekend goals this weekend (my first with the team): <BR> <BR> 1) Ask myself, "Am I hungry?" and "Did I drink enough water?" <BR> 2) Keep unhealthy choices in moderation <BR> 3) Drink enough water <BR> 4) Stop when full <BR> 5) Eat at the table <BR> 6) Eat more slowly <BR> <BR> My mantras: <BR> FRIDAY: "I think I can. I think I can." or "My potential is endless!" <BR> <BR> SATURDAY: "I will tak... Thu, 10 Feb 2011 10:42:36 EST Does anyone know DWILCZKO????? DWILCZKO asks for support daily on our Huddle Wall, but does not have a SparkPage or any way to contact! <BR> <em>40</em> <BR> If you know how to reach DWILCZKO, please share this information! We want to help, but cannot! <BR> <em>303</em> <em>304</em> Mon, 7 Feb 2011 16:24:09 EST Happy Monday! Hi, all you lovely Sparklers! My name's Julie, and I've been on the site since December 6th. Check out my blog The Spark: Chapter 6 OR "Not Beneficial Eating Habits" to see my struggles with the weekends. I'm hoping this team will keep my accountable starting this coming weekend: February 11-13. <BR> <BR> Friend me, please! I love having more people to keep me in line! :) Mon, 7 Feb 2011 12:06:27 EST weekend accountability 2/4-2/6 Started at 143.1 planning on being 142 on Monday even after Superbowl! Sat, 5 Feb 2011 07:51:03 EST Hi Everyone! Hi Everyone! I'm so excited about joining sparkpeople and eager to meet new spark buddies. I was able to lose weight last year for my wedding, but I soon gained some of it back, so I'm hoping to lose the weight I gained and to also get down to my goal weight. Nice to meet you all! <BR> Winnie Sat, 5 Feb 2011 02:16:32 EST Hi Guys! :) I am brand new to SparkPeople. I joined last weekend & am still figuring things out. I lost a little over 30 lbs. several yrs. ago w/WW meetings & online & was able to keep it off for quite a few years. Then, I switched to just WW online for awhile & did fine. Then, I quit WW online (since I was a Lifetime member I could go to their meetings for free, but still had to pay to use their online service, which is why I quit). I kept the weight off on my own for awhile, but gained 12 lbs. of it ba... Fri, 4 Feb 2011 17:34:16 EST hello everyone Hi there, <BR> <BR> Just joined this site a couple of days ago, my goal was to start the new year with a healthy lifestyle, lose a couple of kgs and exercise more......I've been doing ok so far, but find myself wanting to share ideas, frustrations, goals etc with other like minded people so when i stumbled upon this page i thought why here i am, ready to pursue my goals and become a slimmer, fitter more healthy me........feel free to contact me and tell me about your goals! / Laur... Fri, 4 Feb 2011 03:18:06 EST Accountability 2/4 - 2/7/11 Good luck this weekend, Team! Let's prepare our stratagies in advance and work our programs to the fullest! <BR> <BR> Friday weight: 137.2 <BR> Monday goal: 137.2 <em>334</em> Thu, 3 Feb 2011 22:13:13 EST another team newbie.... ;-) ... Hi Team!! <BR> <BR> My name is Kimberley. I've been a sparkie since March 8th, 2010. Ever since I joined SP ~ every time I joined a Spark Team ~ I would never do very much in that team. I am hoping this year things will be different. :) <BR> <BR> I'm off now to check out the team page. :) <BR> <BR> <em>104</em> Let's GO Team!!! <em>236</em> Thu, 3 Feb 2011 14:43:24 EST LOOKING FOR A SPARK BUDDY I am looking for a Spark Buddy to keep me on track. I am a 40 year old single mom of 1 daughter age 6. I like to go for walks when it is not icy or snowy out. This wintet has been hard on me with all the storms we have had here in NY City. I have about 100 pounds to lose to get to a healthy BMI. If you would like to be a Spark Buddy add me. Thanks Thu, 3 Feb 2011 14:10:02 EST Hey yall! Wow what an awesome group! Cant believe I just found yall. I have been on spark a while, but just recently decided to get more active in the community. Weekends are really tough for me. Between going out with friends, hanging with the boyfriend, and Sunday lunch with the family eating healthy can become quite difficult. Recently discovered a couple strategies: like planning workouts and staying busy. But I could def use all the advice I can get...and of course support :) Thu, 3 Feb 2011 10:49:04 EST O2flow is on the scene, on the move and alive! I am 41 years old, mother of 2 and tired of being in the background of life. I make all sorts or promises and committments to others and have always held them in regard. I am committing to myself this time. I am going to be healthy, lose this dead weight and get my sexy back! I am "well on my way to being shredded", as Jillian tells me every morning when I open my eyes and put on my 30 Day Shred DVD. I am trying to avoid all negativity and I am trying really hard not to derail myself. ... Wed, 2 Feb 2011 09:40:58 EST Fighting 2 Addictions Hey Everyone! I am here beacause I lost all my weight and then quit smoking. It's been 8 months since my last cigarette, but I have gained half my weight back. I struggle with unhappiness, fatigue, I miss smoking! I will never go back, but am having a hard time moving forward. In 8 months I have gained 30 pounds. I am trying to put healthy foods in myself and I pray for strength and guidance. I am doing my best, but I have these moments of weakness every few days. I eat so many bad foods, I g... Tue, 1 Feb 2011 13:05:33 EST Productive Weekend Going to try to get some things done this weekend. Fri, 28 Jan 2011 19:58:36 EST Accountability 1/28/11 - 1/31/11 Friday weight: 139.4 <BR> Monday goal: Anything less than last Monday 140.8 <em>334</em> Thu, 27 Jan 2011 21:59:45 EST I'm nice to me! ;o) Hi, I'm Patty, from Colorado. This is my first experience with a situation like this. I'm 60 yrs old, need to lose 50 pounds before Nov. So, here I am for encouragement, friendship and whatever else comes of this! Greetings! Thu, 27 Jan 2011 21:08:42 EST hi i want to losepounds with you guys Hi everyone i woud like workout with you and try to lose pounds and try to do the best i can. Thu, 27 Jan 2011 21:06:28 EST I need to find some inspiration Hello everyone! I am a 45 year old mother of two boys. They are great kids tall and thin like their dad. My husband is a runner and very slim. He ran the Philly Marathon in November, what a proud day that was. While he trained I figured out how to feed him, problem is I ate like a marathoner without the training. I have been cruising the Sparkpeople site for several months now, have read The Spark TWICE and I just can't seemed to cross the start line. I need to lose 100 lbs and am going... Thu, 27 Jan 2011 18:56:54 EST I need to find some inspiration Hello everyone! I am a 45 year old mother of two boys. They are great kids tall and thin like their dad. My husband is a runner and very slim. He ran the Philly Marathon in November, what a proud day that was. While he trained I figured out how to feed him, problem is I ate like a marathoner without the training. I have been cruising the Sparkpeople site for several months now, have read The Spark TWICE and I just can't seemed to cross the start line. I need to lose 100 lbs and am going... Thu, 27 Jan 2011 18:44:13 EST My Weekends Start On Thursdays, Anyone Else? Hi all. I work Sunday through Thursdays. Friday is my official weigh in day and I have started weighing myself on Mondays so I can participate in the accountability thread. Just wondering if anyone else has an alternative weekend? Thu, 27 Jan 2011 15:33:48 EST Newbie Hi My name is Emily and this is absolutely one of the best teams I could join. Once my weekend hits, I don't want to leave the house. Which ofcourse leads to boredom, which leads to eating. For me that is. I was doing well, but hit a slump. So now I'm getting my mind focused and ready to do what I need to to get healthy. I'm excited to have found this team! :-) <em>345</em> Wed, 26 Jan 2011 18:18:07 EST HELP! What do you do for fun??? Okay guys, I am a late twenty-something, married - no kids. We used to go out to eat or for drinks for fun, but now that we can't do that all the time, I am sometimes at a loss for things to do that are just plain fun after a hard week of working long days with lots of critical thinking involved for both of us. Two other considerations: <BR> <BR> 1. My hubby is not on the healthy lifestyle choices train so only lightly active ideas would be good for both of us. <BR> <BR> 2. We live in Col... Wed, 26 Jan 2011 17:49:35 EST Surviving Superbowl Sunday Hello all, <BR> I was wondering if anyone has a game plan for football party food and beverage consumption. I hope to get in extra hours at the gym Saturday and Monday. <BR> Wed, 26 Jan 2011 12:59:19 EST Judy from Reidsville Hi, my name is Judy. I've been trying to lose weight to a goal of 160 lbs. for the last 3 years. I reached 172 in 2010 and now have gained up to 184. I generally do well with my eating during the day, but when the evening comes, I usually lose it and go over my eating goal. I would appreciate any suggestions of how to combat this problem. Does anyone else have the same problem? Thanks Tue, 25 Jan 2011 08:42:40 EST Hi! Hi, my name is Julie, without weekends, I'd be super skinny!! I go to the gym m-f, eat healthy foods, avoid alcohol and then comes Friday - and I fall apart:-p I started a no fast-food or alcohol for 30 days challenge this morning, I'm doing it I need support!!! My friends don't think I can do it, but I can and I will:) Mon, 24 Jan 2011 20:58:30 EST Kimme11 Hello everyone, I have join a few of the teams and I really dont know whats going on in the group so if someone could feel me in and let me know what I can do I will greatly appreciate it. Thanks everyone and keep up the good work. Mon, 24 Jan 2011 20:16:42 EST Hi I'm new! Hi all! <BR> <BR> I am new and totally guilty of gaining all my weight loss from the week back on the weekends! Any tips? Mon, 24 Jan 2011 19:39:10 EST Weekends, Oh My! I didn't realize how difficult weekends can be. Mon, 24 Jan 2011 19:27:37 EST Hello - I am new to the forum :) Hi :) <BR> <BR> I just wanted to quickly introduce myself. My name is Sabrina and I live in Massachusetts. I am 27 years old, married to the best hubby in th world and have a 8 year old step son named Jayden who is also my world. <BR> <BR> I am currently 280 pounds and I am desperately looking to get healthier before it gets even harder to do so. I don't have any kids of my own and this is something I want to do in the future but I want to get healthy before doing so. <BR> <BR> I would ... Mon, 24 Jan 2011 01:58:45 EST Hello!! :-) OMG this is such a perfect group for me!!! LOL Sorry, Hi, my name is Mel! I just joined spark this month and I LOVE IT!!! The support and information found on this site is beyond awesome!! I joined this group because during the week work puts me on an eating routine and schedule that is so easy to follow, but lately the weekends have been kicking my butt when it comes to eating!! I'm ready to fight back!! Help!! lol Sun, 23 Jan 2011 10:23:47 EST Accountability 1/21/11 - 1/24/11 Another weekend, another chance to put our new healthy lifestyle habits to the test! We CAN do this - we WILL do this, one weekend at a time! <BR> <em>224</em> <BR> Friday weight: 138.2 <BR> Monday goal: 139 - Just bein' real! It's rare for me to lose Friday to Monday, so I'll be happy not to go over 140# this weekend. Thu, 20 Jan 2011 22:53:48 EST My weekend I like going to Barns and Noble to read the magazines and then walk in the mall. Is it ok to have a skinny sugar free latte? Thu, 20 Jan 2011 18:59:29 EST Hello I am Pecantree1 I am excited to have joined a group of people in this program for the same as I am. I am looking to reach my goals in a timely manner. I would like to know is there any groups that meet for excreise prgrams for working out? And if so where can I come to join the group. Thu, 20 Jan 2011 17:32:12 EST Hello, New to the Team Hi everyone. I am a mother with three busy children. That is the reason I joined this group as all three of them have activities that keep me running around on weekends. My goal is to lose around 40 - 50 lbs. I am so glad that I found spark as this has been a great resource for information and support. Feel free to add me as a buddy. <BR> <BR> Thanks Wed, 19 Jan 2011 07:31:18 EST Need help on weekend Look forward to this forum and know I will get valuable information to meet my goals. Wed, 19 Jan 2011 00:23:27 EST Going To Do It This Time Hello everybody: This is the year that I'm going to lose weight, eat healthy and excerise. I am 51 with a husband, 2 adult sons and one granddaughter, who is my joy. I have heel spurs that prevent extreme walking but I will be having surgery to relieve some of the pain and then I will be really walking. I am glad that I found this support system. Tue, 18 Jan 2011 12:35:34 EST Hi from Switzerland Hello guys <BR> <BR> I'm Maruca and I've joined this team as I imagine the weekends of 2011 being a challenge (I started my programm this january). <BR> <BR> I don't have to lose weight really, I want to tone up and maintain the weight (I yoyo within a 4 kilo range and it's annoying and tiring!) <BR> <BR> I live in a shared-flat during the week but on the weekends I am at my boyfriends. He cooks very healthy and he loves walking and hiking around, so that's the positive side. I also moved ... Tue, 18 Jan 2011 11:02:08 EST heyy im usually a yoyo dieter i usually diet then pig out and this seems to be good so far ive exercised a lot and eaten right foods :D Mon, 17 Jan 2011 13:12:05 EST accountability weigh-in 1/13 144 lbs. Sat, 15 Jan 2011 11:18:34 EST I am so happy to have found this group!!! because this has been my downfall all along -- I can be good all week and then the weekend comes and I completely blow any gains I've made!!! This is my 3rd time trying Sparkpeople and I'm hoping it's a charm!! Fri, 14 Jan 2011 18:35:48 EST Accountability 1/14 - 1/17/11 Happy Friday, Team! Let's do this! <BR> <BR> Friday weight: 140 <BR> Monday goal: 140 <BR> <BR> I'm determined to at least maintain this weekend, without gaining for once! Fri, 14 Jan 2011 10:31:07 EST Accountability 1/14/2011 - 1/17/2011 It's technically a THREE DAY weekend thanks to the MLK holiday. So I'm going to date it for Tuesday. And that's my WI day anyway. I just found the group, so I'm gonna use my last WI weight. <BR> <BR> Friday weight: 160 <BR> Tuesday goal: 158 <BR> Tuesday actual: let's hope for the best, right?? <BR> <BR> Have a great weekend!! <em>104</em> Fri, 14 Jan 2011 10:24:28 EST Ready to Work! I recently read the People magazine article about people losing half their weight and scanned over a paragraph talking about this website. Before that, I'd never heard of it! Now I realize what I've been missing out on! I'm in my last semester of college, anxiously awaiting results about jobs and internships. I've got to pull my life together before I get out into the real world and I think this program might be the solution. I haven't encountered problems per se due to my weight, but it's de... Wed, 12 Jan 2011 01:49:03 EST Trying to lose 20 pounds for 20 years! It's a new year, but my weight-loss goal is the same as it's been for the last 20 years! <BR> <BR> I'm looking for a few fun, quick-witted, sarcastic buddies to join me in a on-line support team. In order for me to stick with it, I need interactions that are light-hearted, not heavy-handed. I'm also looking for buddies that are available via text or smartphone, so I can get immediate feedback when temptation (wine) or procrastination (gym) is calling me... <BR> <BR> Mon, 10 Jan 2011 15:41:19 EST Hi'Ya Weekend Survivors I have only been a "Spark" for a few days now but I am already enjoying "eating clean" and being part of the community. <BR> <BR> My wife and I are both lugging some extra pounds and desire a much healthier lifestyle so we have both joined SP. <BR> <BR> We look forward to the great things that healthy living will surely bring. Sun, 9 Jan 2011 23:25:57 EST Newby Hi, I'm Valerie, and like most of the world, I have a weekend problem. And since mine are three day most of the year, that makes it a real problem. So, I'm jumping in to see how I can get this part of my life on track. Fri, 7 Jan 2011 21:51:18 EST ready to b sexified i'm really looking forward for some great changes in my health Fri, 7 Jan 2011 21:23:15 EST Finally ready to get down to business - EXERCISE My birthday is fastly approaching (March) and I want to lose 10-12 pounds. I need all of your help to stay motivated. All I want to do is watch TV. I eat ok but I dont want to move once I get home from work or get up in the morning. Does any body have suggestions to help lazy me? Fri, 7 Jan 2011 15:15:02 EST hello everyone, I am new to Spark Hi everyone, I am new to Spark. Trying this out. I need motivation motivation motivation!!! Fri, 7 Jan 2011 12:14:56 EST