SparkPeople Motivation and Positive Attitude Team Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=9699 "Can Do Will Do" Attitude, motivation, inspiration & positive thinking. Daily, weekly & month long challenges including ST, cardio & nutrition. SparkPeople Motivation and Positive Attitude Team Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=9699 Daily Exercise Challenge December 11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72784208 Choose your own challenge! Maybe you need to go an additional 10 minutes on your walk or focus on strengthening your core. Whatever your challenge is, work on it today! <em>321</em> <BR> <BR> I'll be working on arms a little extra today! <em>85</em> Wed, 11 Dec 2019 09:17:38 EST Daily Challenge December 11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72784146 Spread some sunshine today! <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Stop by 3 team members pages and leave a goodie or a positive note! Wed, 11 Dec 2019 09:07:42 EST QOD December 11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9699x72784118 Do you have a favorite app on your phone? If so, what is it? <BR> <BR> Mine is either Ibotta or my CarbManager app. Wed, 11 Dec 2019 09:01:57 EST Daily Challenge December 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72779054 Today celebrate your non scale victories (NSV). Maybe you got a pair of pants on that were way too tight or you walked further than you did previously. Maybe you said no to that piece of holiday cake at work. Whatever it is, celebrate it! Tue, 10 Dec 2019 09:52:22 EST Daily Exercise Challenge December 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72779017 Easy peasy today! How about these lateral step touches during commercials?? <link>https://www.sparkpeople.com/resource<BR>/exercises.asp?exercise=516 </link> Tue, 10 Dec 2019 09:47:49 EST QOD December 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9699x72779001 Do you like rainy days? <em>257</em> <BR> <BR> I do if it's a warm rain and I don't have to leave the house! Tue, 10 Dec 2019 09:44:55 EST Daily Exercise Challenge December 9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72772684 Try this Cardio Interval Workout. It's only 8 minutes but gets your heart rate up! <BR> <link>https://www.sparkpeople.com/resource<BR>/videos-detail.asp?video=40 </link> Mon, 9 Dec 2019 07:36:14 EST Daily Challenge December 9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72772671 Make at least one meal today meatless. <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/51fd5e09-8875-4e4b-9df5-c93425e2be31.jpeg"> Mon, 9 Dec 2019 07:30:39 EST QOD December 9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9699x72772638 Today is National Pastry Day. What is your favorite pastry? <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5f9bfb5e-5cec-4ddc-b589-c0db8127e240.jpeg"> Mon, 9 Dec 2019 07:20:09 EST QOD December 8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9699x72767860 Do you have any big plans for today? <BR> <BR> Just a baby shower for my daughter today <em>75</em> <em>269</em> <em>171</em> and housework. Sun, 8 Dec 2019 09:21:26 EST Weekend Challenge December 7-8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72762369 Pick your own challenge!! <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> What is something you have been needing to work on? Make it your goal this weekend to improve that area. <BR> <BR> It could be tracking, more water <em>274</em> , getting enough protein <em>496</em> , more rest <em>102</em> , lowering your sodium, whatever it may be work on it! Sat, 7 Dec 2019 07:40:26 EST Weekend Exercise Challenge Dec 7-8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72762352 Do 30 minutes of either strength training <em>23</em> <em>317</em> or cardio <em>315</em> <em>316</em> each day this weekend. Sat, 7 Dec 2019 07:34:14 EST QOD December 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9699x72762320 Today is National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. Have you ever been to Pearl Harbor? <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ff4c5a9e-56ce-4d90-a0d9-7d8e9a3ec4ba.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> I have not but it is on my bucket list. Sat, 7 Dec 2019 07:29:09 EST Daily Exercise Challenge December 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72757595 Choose your own challenge today! Pick one area to work on today: <BR> <BR> 1. Cardio <BR> 2. Arms <BR> 3. Legs <BR> 4. Core <BR> 5. Back Fri, 6 Dec 2019 07:46:36 EST Daily Challenge December 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72757511 Today's challenge is to be mindful of what and when you are eating. When was the last time you ate a meal without multitasking? Focus on your food without any other distractions. Turn off the TV, step away from the computer or put down the phone. Just think about what you are eating and how much! Fri, 6 Dec 2019 07:29:47 EST QOD December 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9699x72757492 What outdoor winter activity do you love? <BR> <BR> I would say walking through historic downtown Guthrie with the carolers and carriage rides. Fri, 6 Dec 2019 07:24:25 EST QOD December 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9699x72752370 Do you like to read? If so, what are you currently reading? <BR> <BR> I am reading "We Are All Welcome Here" by Elizabeth Berg. I'm only about 2 chapters in but its pretty good so far. Thu, 5 Dec 2019 07:33:11 EST Daily Challenge December 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72752343 Try a new food or recipe today! I'm making Chili Lime Steak Bites. They sound pretty spicy! Thu, 5 Dec 2019 07:27:12 EST Daily Exercise Challenge December 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72752257 Active Rest Day! Take a leisurely walk, try some gentle stretching, or do some yoga to clear your mind. <em>361</em> <em>554</em> <em>563</em> <em>542</em> <em>414</em> Thu, 5 Dec 2019 07:08:35 EST Daily Exercise Challenge December 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72746674 Try something new today. Take a walk in a new area, pilates, yoga or a new cardio routine. Sometimes we just need to shake up our workout routine so we don't get bored. Wed, 4 Dec 2019 07:21:46 EST Daily Challenge December 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72746654 Drink your water! <em>274</em> <em>194</em> Some tips to help increase our water intake: Keep a bottle of water in the car, take "water" breaks at work, keep a water bottle at home and at work and drink both each day. What do you do to get all of your water in? Wed, 4 Dec 2019 07:16:19 EST QOD December 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9699x72746545 Today is National Cookie Day! <BR> <BR> What is your favorite Christmas cookie? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/fc740d05-4b7b-4bb0-a26a-b35c1e774bbf.jpeg"> Wed, 4 Dec 2019 07:00:32 EST QOD December 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9699x72741278 Do you still mail out Christmas cards? <BR> <BR> I do! I love sending and receiving them! Tue, 3 Dec 2019 08:45:03 EST Daily Exercise Challenge December 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72741243 Did you know that strengthening the core can improve your posture AND help with back pain? <BR> <BR> Pick 2 core exercises to do today from this page: <BR> <link>https://www.sparkpeople.com/resource<BR>/browse-exercises.asp?bodypart=core </link> Tue, 3 Dec 2019 08:38:59 EST Daily Challenge December 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72741193 How much are you really eating? It can be easy to underestimate how much you're consuming when you just eyeball it. Dust off your measuring cups and spoons and measure out your exact portion sizes for as many meals and snacks as possible. <BR> <BR> Check out this slideshow for more tips: <BR> <link>https://www.sparkpeople.com/resource<BR>/slideshow.asp?show=40 </link> Tue, 3 Dec 2019 08:29:20 EST Daily Challenge December 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72735208 Your challenge for today is to write down and tell 1 person your goals for the month. You can put this in a blog, tape it to your bathroom mirror, whatever it takes to keep your goals in front of you! Sharing your goals with one other person can be a member of the team, your SO, your child or a friend who is supportive. Mon, 2 Dec 2019 07:00:11 EST Daily Exercise Challenge December 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72735182 Do 30 minutes of cardio of your choice. Break this up in three 10-minute bursts through the day if you don't have 30 minutes at one time. You can walk <em>311</em> , run <em>312</em> , do a cardio video or attend a class. The choice is yours! Mon, 2 Dec 2019 06:56:51 EST QOD December 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9699x72735175 Have you started decorating for Christmas yet? <BR> <BR> I have a few small things up. I need to get my fall decor put away today and start putting out more Christmas decorations. Our tree will be here on Wednesday and I will decorate it on the weekend. Mon, 2 Dec 2019 06:55:30 EST QOD December 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9699x72730866 What are your goals for December? <em>249</em> <BR> <BR> 1. Lose 8 pounds. <BR> 2. Track your food daily. <BR> 3. Exercise 3-5 days a week. <BR> 4. Do my Christmas prep early. <BR> <BR> Sun, 1 Dec 2019 10:24:46 EST Weekend Challenge November 30-December 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72724601 No Challenge this weekend! Go spend time with loved ones and relax! Sat, 30 Nov 2019 07:33:20 EST QOD November 30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9699x72724495 Today is Small Business Saturday. Is there a small business in your community that you support? <BR> <BR> I work for a small business (Prairie Quilt-Largest quilt shop in Oklahoma) so I support it. Sat, 30 Nov 2019 07:15:09 EST Daily Challenge November 29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72719753 Antioxidants slow the progression of age-related diseases. As a bonus, many antioxidant-rich veggies are also packed with fiber! Your challenge is to eat at least two servings of antioxidant-rich fruits and veggies to help you meet your goal of 25-35 grams of fiber. Need some ideas of antioxidant rich foods? Check out the following article: <link>https://www.sparkpeople.com/resource<BR>/nutrition_articles.asp?id=1858 </link> Fri, 29 Nov 2019 07:07:21 EST QOD November 29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9699x72719725 Did you do any Black Friday shopping today? <BR> <em>528</em> <BR> I did some last night online but will be working our Black Friday sale today so no shopping for me today. Fri, 29 Nov 2019 07:01:49 EST Daily Challenge November 28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72717578 Enjoy yourself today! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/176fce26-09ef-4f59-917c-8de921d24ead.jpeg"> Thu, 28 Nov 2019 15:51:37 EST QOD November 28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9699x72717541 Did you have turkey, ham, neither or both today? <BR> <BR> I had turkey. Thu, 28 Nov 2019 15:40:20 EST Daily Challenge November 27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72710429 Make sure to track your food today, whether it is calories, points or some other way. Food tracking has been shown to be key in successful weight loss. Check out this article: <link>https://www.sparkpeople.com/resource<BR>/nutrition_articles.asp?id=1143 </link> Wed, 27 Nov 2019 07:37:47 EST QOD November 27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9699x72710403 Do you or can you play an instrument? <em>276</em> <BR> <BR> I can play a bit on the piano but I am by no means good at it! Wed, 27 Nov 2019 07:32:11 EST Daily Challenge November 26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72705009 Remember to drink your water! This is a busy week and I tend to get busy and not get enough water. <em>274</em> <BR> <BR> Aim for 8 - 8 ounce glasses today. Tue, 26 Nov 2019 07:14:54 EST QOD November 26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9699x72704971 Today is National Cake Day. What is your favorite flavor of cake? <BR> <BR> Mine is lemon. <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6ec0541f-a238-4cf8-a920-747bbe2617ca.jpeg"> Tue, 26 Nov 2019 07:09:10 EST Weekly Exercise Challenge November 25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72699665 This week I will not do a daily challenge. Keep active during the day this week. <BR> <BR> Try these ideas to keep burning those calories throughout the day/week: <BR> <BR> take short walking breaks several times <BR> take a lap around a store you shop at <BR> take a lap around the office <BR> head up a flight or two of stairs just because. <BR> get up and walk around during TV commercials. Mon, 25 Nov 2019 08:05:03 EST Daily Challenge November 25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72699636 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9c2c290f-845c-4f8b-aa43-efaafedd851b.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> Make at least one meal today meatless. I'm going to have breakfast and dinner meatless. Mon, 25 Nov 2019 07:57:41 EST QOD November 25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9699x72699632 Do you go Black Friday shopping? <BR> <BR> I do not. Too many people. I can buy most online if I see a deal I really need. Mon, 25 Nov 2019 07:56:17 EST QOD November 24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9699x72694636 Today is National Use Even If Seal Has Broken Day (who comes up with this stuff <em>246</em> ). Have you ever used something if the seal was broken? <BR> <BR> <BR> I have used cleaning products that the seal was broken but not food products or medicines. Sun, 24 Nov 2019 09:22:07 EST Weekend Challenge November 22-23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72688956 BACK TO BASICS Weekend! Do these each day! <BR> <em>312</em> - at LEAST 30 minutes daily of exercise <BR> <em>274</em> - at LEAST 8 glasses of water <BR> <em>45</em> - at LEAST 3 serving fruits daily <BR> <em>551</em> - at LEAST 4 servings veggies this weekend Sat, 23 Nov 2019 07:09:49 EST QOD November 23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9699x72688904 It's Dr. Who Day. Have you ever watched Dr. Who? <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/608c8136-3587-4682-8efc-5c489cf43854.jpeg"> Sat, 23 Nov 2019 06:52:02 EST Weekend Exercise Challenge November 22-24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72683973 I'm starting our weekend challenge a day early. Stay active this weekend. Try at least 2 of the ideas below: <BR> <BR> 1. Try a new workout video. <BR> 2. Take a walk. <BR> 3. Go for a jog. <BR> 4. Ride your bike. <BR> 5. Do yoga. <BR> 6. Work in the yard. <BR> 7. Deep clean your house. <BR> 8. Dance. <BR> 9. Try a new machine at the gym. <BR> Fri, 22 Nov 2019 08:19:56 EST Daily Challenge November 22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72683951 With the holidays coming, we tend to get busy and forget to take care of ourselves. Today take time just for you. Take a bubble bath, meditate <em>458</em> , watch a favorite TV show, get a manicure or just take a nap <em>102</em> ! Fri, 22 Nov 2019 08:13:51 EST QOD November 22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9699x72683910 Today is National Go For A Ride Day. What's the longest trip you have ever taken? <BR> <BR> Mine would be a trip from Oklahoma to Nevada to Washington to Colorado and home. It was a long road trip! Fri, 22 Nov 2019 08:01:55 EST Daily Challenge November 21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72678456 Today fill up on protein-rich snacks, instead of sugary snacks to make sure you don't find yourself in a "hunger emergency". If you need some protein snack ideas, check out the article attached. <link>https://www.sparkpeople.com/resource<BR>/nutrition_articles.asp?id=2038 </link> Thu, 21 Nov 2019 07:40:14 EST Daily Exercise Challenge November 21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72678389 Try this exercise that works almost the whole body: quads, glutes, calves, core, and shoulders today. It's a Dumbbell Squat with Overhead Press. Try 2 sets of 12. <link>https://www.sparkpeople.com/resource<BR>/exercises.asp?exercise=35 </link> Thu, 21 Nov 2019 07:27:55 EST QOD November 21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9699x72678327 It is National Gingerbread Day. Have you ever made and decorated gingerbread cookies or a gingerbread house? <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/99ec6e53-2ddb-468a-9a74-e47f9895d7bf.jpeg"> Thu, 21 Nov 2019 07:15:41 EST Daily Questions November 20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9699x72673081 Would you rather always be 10 minutes late or always be 20 minutes early? <BR> <BR> 20 minutes early Wed, 20 Nov 2019 07:58:17 EST Daily Challenge November 20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72673031 Celebrate your non-scale victories today. Did you exercise longer than normal? Do those pants that were tight last week fit looser? Did you stay within your calorie/point range? Did you eat all of your freggies today? Sometimes the scale doesn't show our progress even when progress is being made. <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/da9bf451-e627-4ed5-9a72-e27b2003face.jpg"> Wed, 20 Nov 2019 07:47:32 EST Daily Exercise Challenge November 20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72672953 Make today an active rest day. Stay busy and up moving but don't overdo it! Work in the yard <em>378</em> , do some housework <em>542</em> , take a leisurely walk <em>342</em> or play with the kids <em>108</em> . Wed, 20 Nov 2019 07:32:13 EST Daily Exercise Challenge November 19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72667676 Try to get in 10,000 steps today! Need some ideas to get those steps in? Check out this article for tips: <BR> <link>https://www.sparkpeople.com/resource<BR>/fitness_articles.asp?id=1991 </link> Tue, 19 Nov 2019 08:21:32 EST Daily Challenge November 19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72665763 We have all "fallen off the wagon" or gotten off track at one time or another. If you are lacking motivation or just stressing about the holidays, try one of the tips in the following article to get back on track: <BR> <BR> <link>https://www.sparkpeople.com/resource<BR>/motivation_articles.asp?id=1062 </link> Mon, 18 Nov 2019 21:59:50 EST QOD November 19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9699x72665735 If you were a teacher, what subject would you teach? <em>150</em> <BR> <BR> I would teach either home economics or personal finance. Mon, 18 Nov 2019 21:56:20 EST Daily Challenge November 18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72661651 If you've been skimping on fiber, you're missing out on a whole lot of digestive benefits! Your challenge today is to eat at least three fiber-rich foods. <BR> <BR> Try a few of these fiber rich foods: <BR> Whole Wheat bread <BR> Navy, kidney or black beans <BR> Bran cereals <BR> Fruits with skin on <BR> Vegetables with skin on <BR> Popcorn <BR> Mon, 18 Nov 2019 07:35:27 EST Exercise Challenge November 18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72661592 Let's work on arms today! <em>34</em> <em>85</em> Try this quick 7 minute arm workout today. <link>https://www.sparkpeople.com/resource<BR>/videos-detail.asp?video=78 </link> Mon, 18 Nov 2019 07:19:03 EST QOD November 18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9699x72661560 Mickey Mouse made his screen debut in the short film Steamboat Willie, on November 18, 1928. <BR> <BR> Have you ever been to Disneyworld or Disneyland? <BR> <BR> We went to Disneyworld for our senior trip years ago! Mon, 18 Nov 2019 07:11:50 EST QOD November 17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9699x72656004 Do you make your bed everyday? <BR> <BR> Yes, even if it's right before bedtime. Sun, 17 Nov 2019 08:13:57 EST Weekend Exercise Challenge November 16-17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72648011 No exercise challenge this weekend! Enjoy your weekend! Fri, 15 Nov 2019 20:24:53 EST Weekend Challenge November 16-17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72648004 BACK TO BASICS Weekend! Do these each day! <BR> <em>319</em> - at LEAST 30 minutes daily of exercise <BR> <em>274</em> - at LEAST 8 glasses of water <BR> <em>45</em> - at LEAST 3 serving fruits daily <BR> <em>267</em> - at LEAST 4 servings veggies this weekend <BR> <BR> Come back &amp; tell us how you're doing! Fri, 15 Nov 2019 20:23:35 EST QOD November 16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9699x72647973 Do you eat fast food? If you do, what is your favorite? <BR> <BR> We eat Taco Bell about once a month. Fri, 15 Nov 2019 20:17:51 EST Daily Exercise Challenge November 15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72644556 Too cold to get outside to exercise? Try a walk at home video. <link>https://www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blo<BR>g.asp?post=30minute_indoor_walking_wor<BR>kout </link> Fri, 15 Nov 2019 07:30:46 EST Daily Challenge November 15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72644518 When was the last time you ate a meal without distractions? Today's challenge is to practice mindful eating during every meal and snack. Focus on your food without any other distractions (like work or screens). <em>551</em> <em>190</em> <em>483</em> Fri, 15 Nov 2019 07:23:45 EST QOD November 15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9699x72644469 Do you keep a journal? <BR> <BR> I have one that I record my goals for the day and Bible writings for the day. Fri, 15 Nov 2019 07:08:56 EST Daily Challenge November 14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72638864 With the holidays coming, I know my kitchen can use a makeover. When it's easier to work in your kitchen, you're more likely to cook more healthy meals. Spend some time today organizing your cabinets, throwing away expired food, and putting your most-used cooking utensils and appliances within reach. Thu, 14 Nov 2019 07:32:41 EST Daily Exercise Challenge November 14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72638809 Try this 11-Minute Chair Cardio Workout today. <link>https://www.sparkpeople.com/resource<BR>/videos-detail.asp?video=38 </link> Thu, 14 Nov 2019 07:19:43 EST QOD November 14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9699x72638770 Today is National Pickle Day. What is your favorite type of pickle? <BR> <BR> Dills are my favorite. Thu, 14 Nov 2019 07:08:16 EST Daily Question November 13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9699x72632808 Have you ever traveled to another country? <BR> <BR> I have not but Canada and Mexico will happen in 2020. Wed, 13 Nov 2019 07:28:39 EST Daily Exercise Challenge November 13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72632779 Make today an active rest day! <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Take a leisurely stroll. <em>311</em> <BR> Go fishing! <em>563</em> <BR> Vacuum your carpets. <em>542</em> <BR> Be active but don't overdo! Wed, 13 Nov 2019 07:25:02 EST Daily Challenge November 13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72632767 Today is World Kindness Day! Today your challenge is to do something nice for someone. <BR> <BR> Hold a door. <BR> Smile at someone who looks like they are having a bad day. <em>334</em> <BR> Visit a neighbor. <BR> Bake some cookies for someone. <em>495</em> Wed, 13 Nov 2019 07:21:51 EST Daily Exercise Challenge November 12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72624122 Choose any 2 strength exercises <em>34</em> <em>323</em> <em>317</em> <em>322</em> <em>85</em> from the exercise library and do 2 sets of 10 of each. <link>https://www.sparkpeople.com/resource<BR>/exercise_demos.asp </link> Mon, 11 Nov 2019 20:22:06 EST Daily Challenge November 12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72624111 Are you getting enough water? <em>274</em> Water is an important part of any healthy diet. Water helps you feel fuller, keeps you hydrated, and makes your body run more smoothly. Today, shoot to get eight cups of water. If you already get 8 cups of water per day, strive to get 10-12. Mon, 11 Nov 2019 20:19:55 EST QOD November 12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9699x72624081 Have you ever/do you use essential oils? <BR> <BR> I usually have an oil blend in the diffuser. Mon, 11 Nov 2019 20:14:04 EST Daily Exercise Challenge November 11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72620088 Try forward lunges today. Do 2 sets of 12! <link>https://www.sparkpeople.com/resource<BR>/exercises.asp?exercise=22 </link> Mon, 11 Nov 2019 07:21:12 EST Daily Challenge November 11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72620045 Make at least one meal meatless today. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/cff32c38-9c16-474b-a065-5ad97e0fbe2d.jpeg"> Mon, 11 Nov 2019 07:15:00 EST QOD November 11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9699x72619983 Are you planning to go to any Veteran's Day programs today? I normally go to the one at our school but I have to work today then take my Mom to the doctor. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c8f5b994-87bb-4b8b-9d5c-eb92f4a9ca77.jpeg"> Mon, 11 Nov 2019 07:08:18 EST QOD November 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9699x72614499 How many surgeries have you had? <BR> <BR> <BR> I've had 3. Sun, 10 Nov 2019 08:27:41 EST QOD November 9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9699x72608289 Do you have any pet peeves? <BR> <BR> <BR> My biggest one is people who don't use turn signals or wait until they are turning to use them. <BR> Another is people who use the drive thru at Sonic for huge orders instead of just drinks. <em>246</em> Sat, 9 Nov 2019 07:17:08 EST Weekend Exercise Challenge November 9-10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72608255 Work on moving more this weekend. Whether it is getting up during TV commercials and marching in place , dancing to your favorite song on the radio while cleaning or just getting up every hour and walking around the house, make sure you are moving more. Here's a fun article with exercises to do during those commercial breaks: <BR> <BR> https://www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.as<BR>p?post=the_sparkpeople_commercial_brea<BR>k_workout Sat, 9 Nov 2019 07:03:44 EST Weekend Challenge November 9-10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72608249 <em>594</em> Pick your own challenge! <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> This weekend, pick something you are struggling with and challenge yourself to do better or meet that goal. <BR> <BR> I am going to work on more water this weekend. I tend to slack off when it's cold. Sat, 9 Nov 2019 07:00:54 EST Daily Challenge November 8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72602671 <em>45</em> <em>490</em> Add superfoods to your diet today! Superfoods benefit your body in numerous ways. Superfoods power your brain and fuel your body. Superfoods can fight infection and strengthen your immune system. <em>488</em> <em>485</em> Take a look at the list in the link and add a few to your diet today. I am adding almonds, eggs and apples today. <link>https://www.sparkpeople.com/resource<BR>/nutrition_articles.asp?id=307 </link> Fri, 8 Nov 2019 07:23:14 EST Daily Exercise Challenge November 8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72602623 Walk for 30 mintues today. You can walk outside <em>311</em> , on the treadmill <em>315</em> , or you can try a walk at home workout video. I have several of those but I found this one today in the Sparkpeople videos. Have fun walking!! <link>https://www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blo<BR>g.asp?post=the_1mile_indoor_power_walk<BR>ing_workout </link> Fri, 8 Nov 2019 07:12:25 EST QOD November 8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9699x72602572 Today is National Cappuccino Day. <BR> <BR> Do you drink cappuccino? I do not. <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ddff4c57-5fa0-4b56-aad4-179ea690d941.jpeg"> Fri, 8 Nov 2019 07:04:46 EST Daily Exercise Challenge November 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72596700 Push ups!! <em>320</em> <BR> <BR> Do 2 sets of 12 push ups. These can be wall push ups, modified or regular. Thu, 7 Nov 2019 07:41:08 EST QOD November 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9699x72596634 What is your favorite TV show currently? <BR> <BR> I don't watch a lot of TV but we've been watching Yellowstone lately and it's good. Thu, 7 Nov 2019 07:31:42 EST Daily Challenge November 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72596629 Eating enough fruits and vegetables provides a number of health benefits, including reducing the risk of chronic disease, heart disease and weight management. Many of us still struggle to get enough servings of fruits and veggies daily. Get a minimum of 5 fruits/veggies today. <em>45</em> <em>277</em> <em>551</em> <em>370</em> <em>267</em> Try to add extra veggies to soups and stews, add smoothies to your breakfast rotation, and have cut up fruits and veggies on hand when you ... Thu, 7 Nov 2019 07:30:27 EST Daily Exercise Challenge November 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72590603 I always forget about the hips when doing strength exercises. Today let's do a stretch for the IT band. Follow this link for details on how to do this stretch. <link>https://www.sparkpeople.com/resource<BR>/exercises.asp?exercise=546 </link> Wed, 6 Nov 2019 07:32:39 EST QOD November 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9699x72590570 Where will you be having Thanksgiving dinner <em>428</em> this year? <BR> <BR> We are celebrating with family and friends at a potluck dinner at the fire station in the neighboring town. No cleaning my house! <em>542</em> Wed, 6 Nov 2019 07:24:58 EST Daily Challenge November 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72590544 With "value meals" and "all-you-can-eat," it can be difficult to stick to what we know are proper portions serving sizes. Your challenge today is to be aware of how much you're eating and what a serving of each food should really be. Sometimes we "think" we are eating a proper portion when in reality it is much more than it should be. Measure and weigh if you need to. Check out this spark article on portions. <link>https://www.sparkpeople.com/resource<BR>/nutrition_articles.asp?id=177 </li... Wed, 6 Nov 2019 07:17:50 EST Daily Challenge November 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72586010 Pick your own challenge today. Track your food, add more water <em>91</em> , stay within your calorie/point range. Work on something you need to improve on today! <em>67</em> Tue, 5 Nov 2019 11:09:12 EST Daily Exercise Challenge November 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72585966 Make today an active rest day. Walk the dog <em>338</em> , work in the yard <em>379</em> , play with the kids/grandkids <em>183</em> . Tue, 5 Nov 2019 11:00:49 EST QOD November 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9699x72585945 Do you have a favorite professional football team? <BR> <BR> We don't watch a lot of football but the 49'ers have always been a favorite of mine (especially back in the Joe Montana days). Tue, 5 Nov 2019 10:58:02 EST Daily Challenge November 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72578416 Your challenge today is to eat a healthy breakfast before you leave the house. A balanced morning meal revs your metabolism, gives you sustained energy, and can help keep your weight in check. Check out this article on learning to love breakfast. <em>481</em> <em>467</em> <em>487</em> <em>490</em> <em>474</em> <em>472</em> <em>470</em> <link>https://www.sparkpeople.com/resource<BR>/nutrition_articles.asp?id=827 </link> Mon, 4 Nov 2019 07:31:51 EST Daily Exercise Challenge November 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72578340 Work on your triceps today. Try these Seated Dumbbell Tricep Extensions to get you started. <link>https://www.sparkpeople.com/resource<BR>/exercises.asp?exercise=158 </link> Mon, 4 Nov 2019 07:18:35 EST QOD November 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9699x72578296 Do you do a lot of holiday baking/candy making? <BR> <BR> I'll be making candy for my cousin's store this year and I do bake when the kids come home. Mon, 4 Nov 2019 07:13:33 EST QOD November 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9699x72572631 Do you live in an area where Daylight Savings Time is observed? If so, did you remember to set your clocks back? <BR> <BR> We do. My husband set back the clocks last night. Sun, 3 Nov 2019 08:22:16 EST Weekend Exercise Challenge November 2-3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72566723 Find an activity to do outside and spend at least 30 minutes each day in the sunshine! <em>67</em> Sat, 2 Nov 2019 10:06:18 EST Weekend Challenge November 2-3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72566695 Pick your own challenge!! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> What is something you have been needing to work on? Make it your goal this weekend to improve that area. <BR> <BR> It could be tracking, more water <em>274</em> , getting enough protein, more rest <em>102</em> , lowering your sodium, whatever it may be work on it! Sat, 2 Nov 2019 10:01:47 EST QOD November 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9699x72566662 Have you ever been to a wine tasting? <em>181</em> <BR> <BR> I haven't but would love to. Sat, 2 Nov 2019 09:56:05 EST Daily Challenge November 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72559914 Take today to think about what you want to accomplish this month and form a plan to get you to your goals. No need to share it here unless you want to. <em>334</em> <em>306</em> <em>67</em> Fri, 1 Nov 2019 07:40:55 EST Daily Exercise Challenge November 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9699x72559887 Try something new today! Have a stability ball <em>322</em> but have never used it? Look up a few exercises in the Spark Exercise Library and try them. <BR> <BR> Try Pilates, Yoga or another form of exercise you have never tried. <BR> <BR> It doesn't have to be hard, just something new and different to you. Fri, 1 Nov 2019 07:29:46 EST What I'm Thankful For A-Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18641x9699x72559877 Autumn Fri, 1 Nov 2019 07:26:24 EST QOD November 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9699x72559863 Not sure how it is November already. <em>429</em> <em>426</em> <BR> <BR> Have you started your Christmas <em>446</em> shopping? <BR> I am about 1/3 done. Fri, 1 Nov 2019 07:21:30 EST Daily Challenge October 31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72553982 What are your November goals? <em>465</em> <em>429</em> <em>430</em> <em>427</em> <BR> <BR> My goals are: <BR> 1. Lose 5 pounds <BR> 2. Exercise a minimum of 20 minutes daily. <BR> 3. Get my Christmas shopping done! <BR> Thu, 31 Oct 2019 07:41:18 EST Daily Exercise Challenge October 31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72553958 Try one of these two Halloween workout videos today. <BR> <BR> <link>https://www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blo<BR>g.asp?post=scare_away_candy_calories_w<BR>ith_the_halloween_workout </link> <BR> <BR> <link>https://www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blo<BR>g.asp?post=ding_dong_turn_halloween_in<BR>to_a_caloriebusting_workout </link> Thu, 31 Oct 2019 07:34:53 EST QOD October 31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9699x72553920 Today is Girl Scout Founders Day. Were you ever in Girl Scouts? <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/221bacf3-f3c6-44a4-8e29-d5bc8060f78d.jpeg"> Thu, 31 Oct 2019 07:26:00 EST Daily Exercise Challenge October 30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72548588 Try to do a 30 second plank today. <em>320</em> <BR> <BR> If you cannot do a plank on the floor choose another exercise for the core today. Some examples are crunches, seated knee lifts on a chair, standing side bends with a towel or dumbbell side bends. All exercises can be found in the SparkPeople exercise library. <link>https://www.sparkpeople.com/resource<BR>/exercise_demos.asp </link> Wed, 30 Oct 2019 09:34:06 EST Daily Challenge October 30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72548473 Get better sleep tonight! Go to bed 15 minutes earlier than normal. Some tips for better sleep: <BR> <BR> 1. Create the right environment-don't use the bed for anything but sleeping. <BR> 2. Limit food and beverage intake before bed. <BR> 3. Take control of your worries-meditate before laying down to sleep. <BR> 4. Try to get yourself into a routine. Wed, 30 Oct 2019 09:15:59 EST QOD October 30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9699x72548401 Today is National Candy Corn Day. Do you like candy corn? <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/27e0f8e9-e4a4-4697-b22c-bee840d08203.jpeg"> Wed, 30 Oct 2019 09:01:40 EST Daily Exercise Challenge October 29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72542296 March in place. You can do the normal marching or add high knees to the march. Do these several times today (maybe during commercials while watching TV). Make sure to get your heart rate up! Tue, 29 Oct 2019 07:24:56 EST Daily Challenge October 29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72542254 It's a dreary day in Oklahoma today. Do something today to spread some sunshine <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Hold a door open for someone. <BR> Check on a neighbor. <BR> Send a goodie or leave a comment on a team members page. <BR> <BR> Just do something to make someone smile! <em>213</em> Tue, 29 Oct 2019 07:16:33 EST QOD October 29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9699x72542228 Do you subscribe to any print magazines or newspapers? <BR> <BR> We let our newspaper go several years ago but I still get 2 print magazines. Tue, 29 Oct 2019 07:12:07 EST Daily Challenge October 28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72536631 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/662d9cfe-d7be-433a-9d01-8e8f7d94f221.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> How many of your meals will be meatless? Mon, 28 Oct 2019 07:45:20 EST Daily Exercise Challenge October 28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72536623 Do 2 sets of 12 of one of the following: <BR> <BR> Crunches <em>319</em> <BR> Dumbbell Bicep Curls <em>362</em> <BR> Squats <BR> Lunges <BR> Calf Raises <BR> Pushups <em>320</em> <BR> Mon, 28 Oct 2019 07:42:54 EST QOD October 28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9699x72536583 What is your weather like this week? <BR> <BR> It's going to be cold in Oklahoma with a chance of snow again! Mon, 28 Oct 2019 07:36:59 EST Weekend Challenge October 26-27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72525471 BACK TO BASICS Weekend! Do these each day! <BR> <em>363</em> - at LEAST 30 minutes daily of exercise <BR> <em>194</em> - at LEAST 8 glasses of water <BR> <em>265</em> - at LEAST 3 serving fruits daily <BR> <em>550</em> - at LEAST 4 servings veggies this weekend <BR> <BR> Come back &amp; tell us how you're doing! Sat, 26 Oct 2019 07:39:24 EST QOD October 26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9699x72525434 Did you carve a pumpkin this year? If not, have you ever carved one? <em>431</em> <BR> <BR> We did not this year but we have in the past. Sat, 26 Oct 2019 07:32:05 EST Weekend Exercise Challenge October 26-27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72525429 Do 30 minutes of either strength training <em>317</em> <em>34</em> or cardio <em>311</em> <em>332</em> each day this weekend. Sat, 26 Oct 2019 07:30:50 EST Daily Exercise Challenge October 25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72519614 Choose one of these 5 ways to burn 100 calories quickly: <BR> <BR> 1. Dance (choose just 4 upbeat songs and dance to them) <em>354</em> <BR> 2. Yardwork - 20 minutes of pulling weeds, picking up limbs/trash <em>376</em> <BR> 3. Climb stairs for 10 minutes. <BR> 4. Walk for 30 minutes <em>311</em> <BR> 5. 30 minutes of cleaning house. <em>542</em> Fri, 25 Oct 2019 07:22:56 EST Daily Challenge October 25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72519524 Today, take sometime for yourself and do something you normally don't have time to do. Get a manicure, give yourself a facial, take a bubble bath--the list is endless! <em>204</em> <em>268</em> <em>203</em> Fri, 25 Oct 2019 07:02:15 EST QOD October 25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9699x72519501 It's almost the end of the month. Are you making the progress you had wanted to this month? <BR> <BR> I started the month out slow but things are improving! Fri, 25 Oct 2019 06:55:18 EST Daily Exercise Challenge October 24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72513733 Make today an active rest day. Do some yard <em>374</em> or house work <em>542</em> , take a stroll around the neighborhood <em>311</em> or walk the dog <em>338</em> . Be active but don't push yourself. Thu, 24 Oct 2019 07:43:36 EST QOD October 24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9699x72513652 If you could be anywhere else right now, where would you be? <BR> <BR> Somewhere warm!! Thu, 24 Oct 2019 07:30:31 EST Daily Challenge October 24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72513634 Today is an easy challenge (for most anyway). Eat one more serving of fruits <em>45</em> <em>277</em> and vegetables <em>267</em> <em>551</em> than you normally do. Thu, 24 Oct 2019 07:26:26 EST Daily Exercise Challenge October 23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72507882 We've worked lower body and upper body this week. Today, let's work on the core. Go back to basics with a simple crunch, either on the floor or on a stability ball. Do 2 sets of 12. <em>319</em> For those who can't get onto the floor, try these seated knee lifts in a chair. <link>https://www.sparkpeople.com/resource<BR>/exercises.asp?exercise=127 </link> Wed, 23 Oct 2019 07:44:01 EST Daily Challenge October 23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72507826 Sugar hides in a lot more places than you might think! Today's challenge is to read labels and pick one source of sneaky sugar in your diet to avoid for the day. Some places where sugar sneaks in are flavored yogurts, fruit drinks <em>478</em> , spaghetti sauce, granola, flavored oatmeals <em>481</em> and protein bars. Wed, 23 Oct 2019 07:31:41 EST QOD October 23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9699x72507788 Today is National Canning Day. Have you ever canned your own food? I've made jelly, salsa and pickles. When I was a kid, I always helped my Grandma can (they had a 3 acre garden). <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/dd331ea1-6931-4030-8809-dde4c0eeedbd.jpg"> Wed, 23 Oct 2019 07:22:16 EST Daily Exercise Challenge October 22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72502083 Yesterday we did a lower body exercise so today let's do an upper body. Seated dumbbell rows work the upper back, biceps and shoulders. <link>https://www.sparkpeople.com/resource<BR>/exercises.asp?exercise=42 </link> Tue, 22 Oct 2019 08:03:35 EST Daily Challenge October 22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72502068 Think about how often you snack. In the US many are snacking or creating "mini meals" throughout the day and adding many unnecessary calories. Today, think about low calorie options for small snacks. A piece of fruit <em>265</em> , string cheese, cottage cheese with fruit, or a hard boiled egg are good snacks to consume. Check out this article, "7 Things You Can Do to Put an End to Over-Snacking". <link>https://www.sparkpeople.com/resource<BR>/nutrition_articles.asp?id=2503&amp;pa<BR... Tue, 22 Oct 2019 08:00:39 EST QOD October 22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9699x72501959 Today is National Nut Day. Check out the following article on the health benefits of nuts. What is your favorite nut? I love almonds, pistachios and pecans. <BR> <BR> <link>https://www.sparkpeople.com/resource<BR>/nutrition_articles.asp?id=152 </link> Tue, 22 Oct 2019 07:37:30 EST Daily Exercise Challenge October 21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72495910 Let's work the calves today! Try this Calf Rocking with Dumbbell exercise and find one other calf working exercise to complete. <link>https://www.sparkpeople.com/resource<BR>/exercises.asp?exercise=163 </link> Mon, 21 Oct 2019 07:37:50 EST Daily Challenge October 21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72495875 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5105d66f-e697-49b7-a019-7a1e797bfc28.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Make at least one meal today meatless. Mine will be dinner. Mon, 21 Oct 2019 07:31:11 EST QOD October 21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9699x72495848 Today is National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day. Do you like pumpkin cheesecake? <BR> Mon, 21 Oct 2019 07:18:39 EST QOD October 20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9699x72490641 What is your favorite sandwich? Sun, 20 Oct 2019 09:15:31 EST Weekend Challenge October 19-20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72485143 Pick three of the following and do this weekend: <BR> <BR> 1. Take a walk <BR> 2. Work out to a cardio video <BR> 3. Sweep sidewalk/patio/porch. <BR> 4. Rake leaves <BR> 5. Wash the car. <BR> 6. Vacuum <BR> 7. Mop floors <BR> 8. Clean the bathtub <BR> 9. Take a workout class <BR> 10. Walk the dog. <BR> 11. Jumping jacks <BR> 12. High knees <BR> 13. Ride a bike <BR> 14. Do yoga <BR> 15. Go to an outdoor event with lots of walking. Sat, 19 Oct 2019 08:41:04 EST Weekend Challenge October 19-20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72485086 Pick your own challenge!! <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> What is something you have been needing to work on? Make it your goal this weekend to improve that area. <BR> <BR> It could be tracking, water <em>91</em> , getting enough protein, more rest <em>102</em> , lowering your sodium, whatever it may be work on it! Sat, 19 Oct 2019 08:31:27 EST QOD October 19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9699x72485068 Do you have any "crafty" hobbies? <BR> <BR> I sew/quilt, do chalk art, make vinyl transfer t-shirts and make glitter tumblers. Sat, 19 Oct 2019 08:27:08 EST Daily Challenge October 18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72479184 Today, eat a fruit <em>491</em> or vegetable <em>210</em> with every meal. Aim to get 5 servings or more total today. Fri, 18 Oct 2019 07:12:24 EST Daily Exercise Challenge October 18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72479164 Today's challenge is the High Knee March in Place. Try these during commercials while watching TV or while cooking in the kitchen. <BR> <BR> <link>https://www.sparkpeople.com/resource<BR>/exercises.asp?exercise=523 </link> Fri, 18 Oct 2019 07:09:13 EST QOD October 18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9699x72479061 What is your favorite thing about fall? Fri, 18 Oct 2019 06:47:19 EST Daily Exercise Challenge October 17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72474474 Take your workout up a notch! Try this at home HIIT workout. Do the ones you can and modify if needed. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/88e2f410-bc2f-4917-9d2e-48beb0b45bb8.jpg"> Thu, 17 Oct 2019 10:30:24 EST Daily Challenge October 17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72474355 Get a good night's sleep!! Tonight go to bed 15 minutes earlier than usual. Don't drink caffiene 2 hours before bedtime. <em>222</em> Cut out all screen time at bedtime (I'm bad about this). <em>17</em> Thu, 17 Oct 2019 10:13:25 EST QOD October 17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9699x72474213 Today is National Pasta Day. What is your favorite pasta? <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4c2fa5c3-cdbf-4cd3-ac73-7a19e05e86ce.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Thu, 17 Oct 2019 09:52:43 EST Daily Challenge October 16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72467491 Drink your water! <em>194</em> With the weather starting to cool off it can be hard to get in enough water. Try adding flavoring to it. Lemon, cucumber, watermelon and strawberries are great in water. Wed, 16 Oct 2019 06:51:30 EST Daily Exercise Challenge October 16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72465934 Make today an active rest day. Keep moving but don’t overdue it. <em>318</em> <em>374</em> Tue, 15 Oct 2019 21:38:53 EST QOD October 16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9699x72465919 WHAT’S THE MOST SPONTANEOUS THING YOU’VE EVER DONE? Tue, 15 Oct 2019 21:35:45 EST Daily Exercise Challenge October 15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72463023 Do a little extra today! <BR> <BR> If you normally exercise for 30 minutes, go 40 minutes. <em>315</em> <BR> <BR> If you walk a mile, add an extra mile--or even half mile to that walk. <em>311</em> <BR> <BR> Add one more set of strength exercises to your routine today. <em>34</em> <BR> <BR> Push yourself just a little bit harder today. Tue, 15 Oct 2019 10:24:59 EST Daily Challenge October 15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72463010 <em>67</em> Spread some sunshine today. <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Do something nice for someone. <em>125</em> <BR> <BR> Hold open a door. Smile. Send a friend a note of encouragement. <BR> <BR> It's the little things in life that could make a HUGE difference. Tue, 15 Oct 2019 10:22:16 EST QOD October 15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9699x72462985 Today is National Breast Health Day. Have you had a mammogram this year? If not, do you have one scheduled? Tue, 15 Oct 2019 10:19:09 EST Daily Exercise Challenge October 14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72455804 Try a yoga workout today. <em>414</em> <em>417</em> <em>403</em> Here is one from the SparkPeople library <link>https://www.sparkpeople.com/resource<BR>/videos-detail.asp?video=169 </link> Mon, 14 Oct 2019 07:56:22 EST Daily Challenge October 14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72455779 Try a new recipe today! Either find one online, in a cookbook you have, or lighten up a current recipe you have. Sparkrecipes has over 500,000 recipes to choose from. <em>551</em> <em>471</em> <em>480</em> Mon, 14 Oct 2019 07:52:28 EST QOD October 14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9699x72455676 Do you save your change? <BR> <BR> We do. I'm rolling it this morning to take to the bank this week since our jar was full. It's going into our Christmas fund. Mon, 14 Oct 2019 07:27:54 EST QOD October 13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9699x72450755 It's going to be a beautiful day in Oklahoma! What are your plans for today? <BR> <BR> We are taking my Mom to buy a new TV then just housework and laundry. I might get a little quilting and crafting in also. Sun, 13 Oct 2019 10:11:30 EST QOD October 12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9699x72444202 Today is National Chess Day. Do you play chess? I don't but both of my sons do. <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/067fac6e-53e8-418c-ba77-b996f6058978.jpg"> Sat, 12 Oct 2019 07:20:40 EST Weekend Exercise Challenge October 11-12-13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72438601 I found this challenge on Pinterest. Do what you can and modify the rest. I know for me this will be a huge challenge! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8e5353cc-127b-4d0e-9847-33e8a8053efc.jpg"> Fri, 11 Oct 2019 07:45:27 EST Weekend Challenge October 11-12-13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72438589 I work all weekend so I posting the weekend challenge a day early. <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> BACK TO BASICS Weekend! Do these each day! <BR> <em>311</em> - at LEAST 30 minutes daily of exercise <BR> <em>274</em> - at LEAST 8 glasses of water <BR> <em>45</em> - at LEAST 3 serving fruits daily <BR> <em>551</em> - at LEAST 4 servings veggies this weekend <BR> <BR> Come back &amp; tell us how you're doing! Fri, 11 Oct 2019 07:42:29 EST QOD October 11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9699x72438559 What was your favorite book as a child? Fri, 11 Oct 2019 07:37:37 EST Daily Exercise Challenge October 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72432708 Today we are working on the core. Do the following ab workout (2 sets of 10). <link>https://www.sparkpeople.com/resource<BR>/exercises.asp?exercise=127 </link> Thu, 10 Oct 2019 08:07:01 EST QOD October 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9699x72432617 Today is National Angel Food Cake Day. Do you like Angel Food Cake, and if so do you like anything on it? <BR> <BR> I love it with strawberries! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/db70efe6-9098-430d-ad27-b20e1d0032ab.jpg"> Thu, 10 Oct 2019 07:45:28 EST Daily Challenge October 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72432547 <em>551</em> Use a smaller plate/bowl/utensil today. <em>180</em> <BR> <BR> People base their portion size on how it looks relative to their plate, bowl, cup, and utensils. And so the bigger the dinnerware, the bigger the portions. Additionally, most people “clean their plates,” mindlessly eating until no food is left, rather than until they are physically full. When people use smaller dinnerware, their portions are also smaller, so “cleaning your plate” actually results in eating less ... Thu, 10 Oct 2019 07:32:46 EST Daily Challenge October 9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72426478 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/10efe331-303c-4873-9052-1240bf8d0aba.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Take time today to get those end of the year doctor/dentist/optometrist appointments scheduled. A healthy outside starts with a healthy inside! Wed, 9 Oct 2019 07:33:48 EST Daily Exercise Challenge October 9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72426410 Make today an active rest day! Be up and moving but don't feel you have to push yourself. <em>237</em> <em>311</em> <em>108</em> <em>554</em> <em>376</em> <em>292</em> <em>276</em> <em>542</em> Wed, 9 Oct 2019 07:21:31 EST QOD October 9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9699x72426394 What brand of sneakers do you currently wear? <BR> <BR> I currently wear Asics and will be going back to something else when they wear out. Wed, 9 Oct 2019 07:19:22 EST Daily Challenge October 8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72421197 Fruits and Veggies! <em>289</em> <em>550</em> <em>491</em> <em>267</em> <BR> <BR> Try to fill half of your plate today with fruits and vegetables. It is recommended to have 2.5 cups of vegetables and 1.5 cups of fruit each day. Tue, 8 Oct 2019 09:54:07 EST Daily Exercise Challenge October 8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72421088 Pick two of the following and do 2 sets of 10 each: <BR> <BR> Crunches <BR> Jumping Jacks <BR> Push Ups <BR> Wall Push Ups <BR> Squats <BR> Lunges <BR> Biceps Curls With Bands or Weights <BR> Calf Raises <BR> Step Ups <BR> Lunges Tue, 8 Oct 2019 09:40:31 EST QOD October 8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9699x72421037 Do you enjoy doing jigsaw puzzles? It's getting cooler here so it's about time to get ours out! Tue, 8 Oct 2019 09:31:02 EST Daily Exercise Challenge October 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72413884 For those who don't or haven't used resistance bands , check out this video on how to use them. <link>https://www.sparkpeople.com/resource<BR>/videos-detail.asp?video=94 </link> <BR> <BR> Consider adding resistance bands to your next workout. <BR> <BR> For those who have resistance bands, choose 2 exercises today to do with them! Mon, 7 Oct 2019 07:42:39 EST Daily Challenge October 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72413819 Today is "You Matter To Me" Day. <BR> <BR> To celebrate the day, simply tell someone you know, "You matter to me". You can tell it to them in person, call them, text them, or use any other form of communication. It really can make someone's day and it takes little effort. You never know what that person may be going through and this simple little phrase could make a positive impact on their life! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Mon, 7 Oct 2019 07:25:31 EST QOD October 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9699x72413813 What is your favorite flower? <em>125</em> <em>146</em> <em>214</em> <em>184</em> Mon, 7 Oct 2019 07:22:35 EST QOD October 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9699x72409575 Get organized week is observed the first full week of October. What is an area that you need to organize? <BR> <BR> I am working on organizing my guest room this week. Sun, 6 Oct 2019 13:08:31 EST QOD October 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9699x72401535 Do you have a favorite author? <BR> <BR> Mine would be a tie between Janet Dailey and James Patterson. Sat, 5 Oct 2019 07:36:02 EST Weekend Exercise Challenge October 5-6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72401520 Find an activity to do outside and spend at least 30 minutes each day in the sunshine! <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> We are currently having rain showers so I don't know if there will be any "sunshine" today but I will make an effort to get outside and do something! Sat, 5 Oct 2019 07:33:20 EST Weekend Challenge October 5-6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72401510 <em>306</em> Pick your own challenge! <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> This weekend, pick something you are struggling with and challenge yourself to do better or meet that goal. <BR> <BR> Mine will be tracking better! I have been slacking at this and it shows. Sat, 5 Oct 2019 07:31:47 EST Daily Exercise Challenge October 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72395714 Try this short workout that tones your lower half! Can't do them all due to knee/hip issues. Do what you can and modify the rest! <BR> <BR> <link>https://www.sparkpeople.com/resource<BR>/videos-detail.asp?video=84 </link> Fri, 4 Oct 2019 07:47:12 EST Daily Challenge October 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72395691 When we eat quick-digesting carbohydrates (think white bread, white rice and--you guessed it--sugar), it causes a spike in our blood sugar, followed by a big crash. <BR> On the other hand, slow-acting carbohydrates such as whole, unprocessed grains help stabilize our blood sugar levels and can help curb intense cravings and blood sugar spikes. <BR> <BR> Today make at least half your grains whole grains. I think all of my grains today will be whole grain. We're having soup for dinner so I... Fri, 4 Oct 2019 07:42:27 EST QOD October 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9699x72395601 Do you play golf? <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/40a2edd6-2f0a-4ea3-9037-f1bca4bd15fe.jpg"> Fri, 4 Oct 2019 07:28:17 EST Daily Exercise Challenge October 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72389777 Try a new exercise today--something you have never done. Sometimes we get into an exercise rut so it's good to mix it up every so often! <BR> <BR> I think today that I am going to try this video: <link>https://www.sparkpeople.com/resource<BR>/videos-detail.asp?video=100 </link> Thu, 3 Oct 2019 07:49:23 EST Daily Challenge October 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72389763 Most Americans are encouraged to consume less than 2,300 milligrams of sodium each day. With certain disease conditions such as hypertension or congestive heart failure, 2,000 milligrams or less is encouraged. However, the average adult American takes in around 4,000 to 6,000 milligrams daily. <BR> <BR> Today your challenge is to watch your sodium intake. Try to cut back where you can. I track my sodium on the SparkPeople Nutrition tracker. Thu, 3 Oct 2019 07:44:09 EST QOD October 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9699x72389593 What is your favorite TV show? <BR> <BR> Currently mine is Survivor. It changes weekly/monthly depending on what is on Netflix/Hulu. Thu, 3 Oct 2019 07:16:41 EST Daily Challenge October 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72383436 Read your nutrition labels. I've started really doing this lately. It's amazing how some foods that claim to be good for you really are not. I've added an article on how to understand a nutrition label. <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/bc331269-72c0-4d68-8351-c7d96a30587e.gif"> <link>https://www.sparkpeople.com/resource<BR>/nutrition_articles.asp?id=145 </link> Wed, 2 Oct 2019 08:07:37 EST Daily Exercise Challenge October 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72383393 Jumping Jacks! Try to do 2 sets of 10. Knees can't handle regular jumping jacks? Try this modified version instead. <link>https://www.sparkpeople.com/resource<BR>/exercises.asp?exercise=529 </link> Wed, 2 Oct 2019 08:00:56 EST QOD October 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9699x72383299 Twenty-five percent of people have a name for their car, and the most popular name given to it is "Baby". There have also been many famous cars that have had names, such as Herbie from the Love Bug, General Lee from The Dukes of Hazzard, Bandit from Smokey and the Bandit, and Lightning McQueen from Cars. <BR> <BR> Have you named your car? Wed, 2 Oct 2019 07:37:34 EST Daily Challenge October 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72378234 The challenge for today is drink your water! <em>91</em> <em>274</em> <em>194</em> <BR> <BR> Aim for 8 - 8 oz. glasses today! Tue, 1 Oct 2019 10:30:35 EST Daily Exercise Challenge October 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72378176 Make today an active rest day. Do something you enjoy--yard work, take a walk around the neighborhood, go fishing! My plan is to clean house and clean off the deck. <BR> <BR> <BR> Bonus challenge: I'm doing a 30 day push up challenge (I'll be doing wall pushups until my arms are stronger). I'll post each day what the challenge is if anyone wants to join! Today is 5 pushups. Tue, 1 Oct 2019 10:21:46 EST QOD October 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9699x72378097 Today is Homemade Cookie Day. <em>495</em> <em>443</em> <BR> <BR> What is your favorite homemade cookie? <BR> <BR> Mine is chocolate chip. Tue, 1 Oct 2019 10:12:16 EST Daily Exercise Challenge September 30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72371073 Let's work on the upper back, shoulders and neck today. Try to complete 2 sets of 12 of these quick and easy dumbbell shrugs. <link>https://www.sparkpeople.com/resource<BR>/exercises.asp?exercise=43 </link> Mon, 30 Sep 2019 07:53:16 EST Daily Challenge September 30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72371009 Prepare at least one meatless meal today! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2a90a237-dc79-429e-bf2e-4745b279160b.jpg"> Mon, 30 Sep 2019 07:41:03 EST QOD September 30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9699x72370978 Wow! Where did September go? <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> What are your goals for October? Mon, 30 Sep 2019 07:35:59 EST QOD September 29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9699x72366220 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b8df0014-e466-4408-bdb8-d5d2a0cfcf52.png"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Are you a coffee drinker? If so, how do you like your coffee? Sun, 29 Sep 2019 10:16:33 EST QOD September 28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9699x72359982 Do you decorate for fall, and if so, have you started decorating? <BR> <BR> I have a few fall decorations out that I have purchased this year but really won't start until after October 1. Sat, 28 Sep 2019 08:05:29 EST Weekend Exercise Challenge September 28-29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72359927 Do 30 minutes of some type of activity each day. <BR> <BR> This can be working in the yard, cardio, swimming, strength training, yoga, you name it! <em>132</em> <em>294</em> <em>379</em> <em>376</em> <em>542</em> Sat, 28 Sep 2019 07:49:04 EST Weekend Challenge September 28-29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72359917 Stay hydrated~Drink 64 oz of water or more each day. <em>91</em> <em>274</em> <em>478</em> <BR> <BR> Stay active~Exercise, have fun, whatever it is that keeps you moving! <em>260</em> <em>237</em> <em>319</em> <em>316</em> <em>363</em> <em>217</em> <BR> <BR> Stay focused~Track your food and be mindful of what you are eating! <em>550</em> <em>22</em> <em>191</em> <em>474</em> <em>497</em> <em>370</em> Sat, 28 Sep 2019 07:46:11 EST Daily Exercise Challenge September 27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72354516 Today the challenge is to do 30 minutes of exercise--your choice! It can be strength <em>34</em> <em>317</em> , cardio <em>363</em> <em>332</em> , or something fun <em>571</em> <em>554</em> ! Fri, 27 Sep 2019 07:46:11 EST Daily Challenge September 27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72354488 September is almost over. How is that even possible? <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> How have you done with your goals for the month? <BR> <BR> Have you started thinking about your goals for October? <em>574</em> Fri, 27 Sep 2019 07:39:24 EST QOD September 27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9699x72354414 In honor of World Tourism Day, tell me one place you would love to visit. Fri, 27 Sep 2019 07:22:45 EST Daily Exercise Challenge September 26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72348842 Let's work the lower body today. Here is a great exercise that works the quads. glutes and throws in a shoulder toner! Try for 2 sets of 10. <link>https://www.sparkpeople.com/resource<BR>/exercises.asp?exercise=29 </link> Thu, 26 Sep 2019 07:56:28 EST Daily Challenge September 26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72348750 <em>67</em> Spread some sunshine! <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Take a struggling neighbor a plate of cookies. <BR> Hold the door for a stranger. <BR> Give someone a compliment. <BR> <BR> Not only does this make someone else feel better, you'll be surprised at how much better you will feel! Thu, 26 Sep 2019 07:40:04 EST QOD September 26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9699x72348687 It's Johnny Appleseed Day! I did not know this was celebrated twice a year until today! <BR> <BR> What is your favorite variety of apple? Thu, 26 Sep 2019 07:23:20 EST Daily Challenge September 25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72343313 Eat a healthy breakfast! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/27d3f9ad-0998-4c38-b4de-c35f8e03c1ae.jpg"> Wed, 25 Sep 2019 08:10:17 EST Daily Exercise Challenge September 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72343301 Did you know that regular stretching is just as important as regular exercise? If you're like me, you probably neglect this aspect of your fitness regime, even though stretching has major benefits. <BR> <BR> It increases flexibility. It improves posture. <BR> It can calm your mind. <BR> <BR> Try stretching throughout the day and see how you feel! <BR> <BR> Here's one of my favorites for before bed. <link>https://www.sparkpeople.com/resource<BR>/exercises.asp?exercise=303&amp;utm_so<B... Wed, 25 Sep 2019 08:05:54 EST QOD September 25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9699x72343210 How big is your bed? <BR> <BR> We have a king and it is way too big! Wed, 25 Sep 2019 07:42:59 EST QOD September 24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9699x72337935 Do you prefer talking or texting? <BR> <BR> Most of the time texting but sometimes talking is so much better! Tue, 24 Sep 2019 08:30:45 EST Daily Exercise Challenge September 23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72331941 Let's work our biceps today! <em>317</em> Grab your resistance bands and do 2 sets of 10 bicep curls. Don't have resistance bands? Do the bicep curls with weights. <link>https://www.sparkpeople.com/resource<BR>/exercises.asp?exercise=246 </link> Mon, 23 Sep 2019 07:40:02 EST Daily Challenge September 23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72331845 <em>551</em> Meatless Monday! <em>147</em> <em>277</em> <BR> <BR> Make at least one of your meals meatless today. I think mine will be lunch! Mon, 23 Sep 2019 07:23:40 EST QOD September 23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9699x72331816 It's the first day of fall. What is your weather like today? <BR> <BR> Today's high in central OK is 83 with a 10% chance of rain and it's foggy! Mon, 23 Sep 2019 07:19:12 EST QOD September 22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9699x72327322 Do you have a famous person's autograph? <BR> <BR> I have a photo signed by Little Jimmy Dickens and my daughter inherited red cowboy boots from her grandmother that are signed by George Strait. I also have Bobby Labonte and Clint Bowyer's autographs (NASCAR) Sun, 22 Sep 2019 10:00:34 EST Weekend Exercise Challenge September 21-22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72323542 Work a little bit longer and a little bit harder this weekend. Usually walk <em>311</em> for 30 minutes? Try going 45. Usually use 5 pound weights <em>34</em> ? Try 8 pound weights! Sat, 21 Sep 2019 16:46:29 EST Weekend Challenge September 21-22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72323466 <BR> BACK TO BASICS Weekend! Do these each day! <BR> <em>185</em> - at LEAST 30 minutes daily of exercise <BR> <em>274</em> - at LEAST 8 glasses of water <BR> <em>491</em> - at LEAST 3 serving fruits daily <BR> <em>551</em> - at LEAST 4 servings veggies this weekend <BR> <BR> Come back &amp; tell us how you're doing! Sat, 21 Sep 2019 16:34:16 EST QOD September 21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9699x72323452 Today is World Alzheimer's Day. This is a huge part of our lives. Do you know someone who has suffered/is suffering from Alzheimer's? <BR> <BR> My father-in-law has Alzheimer's. Some days are really good (like today) and some are just horrible (like yesterday). Sat, 21 Sep 2019 16:27:04 EST QOD September 20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9699x72315680 In honor of National Pepperoni Pizza Day, what are your favorite pizza toppings? <em>483</em> <BR> <BR> I'll put any meat and cheese on mine. Fri, 20 Sep 2019 08:11:17 EST Daily Challenge September 20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72315658 Watch your portions at home and at restaurants. While big portions might keep your wallet full, they'll also add to your waistline. Split large entrees with a friend and just say no to supersizing! Use a smaller plate as well. <BR> <BR> Another tip is to ask for a box when food at a restaurant is brought to your table. I go ahead and divide mine and box it up before eating the rest. Fri, 20 Sep 2019 08:06:21 EST Daily Exercise Challenge September 20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72315586 Try this full body workout using only a towel as a tool. Don't have time for the full workout? Try at least 2 of these as something new in your routine! <link>https://www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blo<BR>g.asp?post=the_towel_workout_makes_ton<BR>ing_easy </link> Fri, 20 Sep 2019 07:47:06 EST Daily Challenge September 19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72310498 Get your water in! <em>91</em> <em>194</em> <BR> <BR> We need a minimum of 8 - 8 oz. glasses of water per day. <BR> <BR> Here are 7 reasons to keep drinking water: <BR> <BR> 1. Keeps your mind sharp <BR> <BR> 2. Moisturizes skin <BR> <BR> 3. Prevents headaches <BR> <BR> 4. Decreases muscle cramps <BR> <BR> 5. Removes toxins <BR> <BR> 6. Boosts immune function <BR> <BR> 7. Supports healthy weight Thu, 19 Sep 2019 08:18:21 EST Daily Exercise Challenge September 19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72310430 Let's work our Quads and Glutes today. Let's do 2 sets of 10 squats. If squats hurt your knees like they do mine, just start out nice and easy and don't go too low for now! <link>https://www.sparkpeople.com/resource<BR>/exercises.asp?exercise=21 </link> Thu, 19 Sep 2019 08:03:37 EST QOD September 19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9699x72310361 Today is International Talk Like A Pirate Day. Do you have a favorite "pirate" movie and if so, what is it? <BR> <BR> I love the movie Treasure Island but also enjoyed Captain Phillips and The Goonies is a favorite. Thu, 19 Sep 2019 07:47:31 EST Daily Challenge September 18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72304537 Bring some sunshine <em>67</em> to someone's life today. You never know what someone is going through. <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b4d0055c-d0c8-45d7-84f1-a00526ea673c.jpg"> Wed, 18 Sep 2019 07:41:08 EST Daily Exercise Challenge September 18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72304508 Make today an active rest day! Don't push yourself but stay active with yard work <em>374</em> , housework <em>542</em> , a leisurely stroll <em>554</em> or some dancing <em>354</em> . Wed, 18 Sep 2019 07:32:26 EST QOD September 18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9699x72304482 Today is Chiropractic Founders Day. Have you ever been to a chiropractor? <BR> <BR> I have not but seriously considering it for my headaches. Wed, 18 Sep 2019 07:24:41 EST Daily Challenge September 17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72300622 Are you being a smart snacker? Are you snacking on the right things--and at the right times? Try a few of the snack ideas below to snack smarter: <BR> <BR> 1. 1 cup of frozen grapes <em>277</em> <BR> 2. 1 ounce of mixed nuts <BR> 3. 1 cup of vegetable soup <BR> 4. 1 apple and string cheese <BR> 5. Baby carrots and hummus <BR> <BR> What healthy snack do you turn to? Tue, 17 Sep 2019 11:23:12 EST Exercise Challenge September 17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72300585 Today, try out Sparkpeople's Target Heart Rate calculator. I will add the link below. <link>https://www.sparkpeople.com/resource<BR>/calculator_target.asp </link> Tue, 17 Sep 2019 11:18:16 EST QOD September 17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9699x72300445 What is your favorite season? <em>573</em> <em>574</em> <em>575</em> <em>576</em> Tue, 17 Sep 2019 11:01:34 EST Exercise Challenge September 16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72293676 Planks! <em>320</em> <BR> <BR> See how long you can hold a plank. It can be regular or modified. Let us know how you do! Mon, 16 Sep 2019 07:47:19 EST Daily Challenge September 16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72293665 Fiber is one of the easiest nutrients to incorporate into your diet, and one of the most important. However, many Americans don’t get the much needed 25 to 35 grams recommended daily for a healthy diet. Add some extra fiber in your diet today. Some examples: <BR> Trade white bread for wheat <BR> Extra fruits and veggies <em>265</em> <em>550</em> <BR> Beans and legumes <BR> Non sugary cereals <BR> Mon, 16 Sep 2019 07:44:43 EST QOD September 16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9699x72293564 Today is National Guacamole Day! Do you like guacamole? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/41739749-ec14-4010-b4aa-e3fe420aa237.jpg"> Mon, 16 Sep 2019 07:22:24 EST QOD September 15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9699x72289277 What plans do you have for today? <BR> <BR> I will be cleaning <em>542</em> , doing laundry, a little sewing <em>541</em> and going to get my hair cut later this afternoon. Sun, 15 Sep 2019 10:47:50 EST Weekend Challenge September 14-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72283358 BACK TO BASICS!! <BR> <BR> <BR> Stay hydrated~Drink 64 oz of water or more each day. <em>91</em> <BR> <BR> Stay active~Exercise, have fun, whatever it is that keeps you moving! <em>260</em> <em>237</em> <em>317</em> <em>364</em> <em>361</em> <em>414</em> <BR> <BR> Stay focused~Track your food and be mindful of what you are eating! <em>277</em> <em>291</em> <em>191</em> <em>44</em> <em>474</em> <em>480</em> Sat, 14 Sep 2019 08:07:08 EST Weekend Exercise Challenge September 14-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72283308 Do 30 minutes of some type of activity each day. <BR> <BR> This can be working in the yard, cardio, swimming, strength training, yoga, you name it! <em>379</em> <em>312</em> <em>362</em> <em>414</em> <em>353</em> Sat, 14 Sep 2019 07:58:33 EST QOD September 14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9699x72283287 Today is National Cream Filled Donut Day. Do you like cream filled donuts? <em>473</em> <BR> <BR> I prefer mine without when I eat them. Sat, 14 Sep 2019 07:52:46 EST Daily Exercise Challenge September 13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72278019 Modified Jumping Jacks! <BR> <BR> Breathe deeply, bending your left knee slightly while extending your right arm overhead and stepping your right leg out to the side. Return to the start position, standing tall. Switch sides by bending your right knee slightly, extending your left arm overhead and stepping your left leg out to the side; return to the start position and repeat side to side. Do 2 sets of 12! <BR> <BR> Here is a video of how to do this. <link>https://www.sparkpeople.com/... Fri, 13 Sep 2019 08:12:33 EST Daily Challenge September 13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72277995 Watch your sodium intake today! I struggle with this. We should consume no more than 2300 mg per day and should really aim for 1500mg. <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/27a51c5c-8a73-4663-ae38-a9bc03aa8f53.jpg"> Fri, 13 Sep 2019 08:08:19 EST QOD September 13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9699x72277864 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c04206c7-e4e2-435f-bda7-1887d3c4c625.jpg"> Fri, 13 Sep 2019 07:35:33 EST Daily Exercise Challenge September 12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72272500 Wall Pushups! <em>215</em> <BR> <BR> Start facing wall, arms length away, feet slightly apart, legs straight (but knees not locked). Place hands onto wall, slightly wider than shoulder-width apart. <BR> <BR> Keeping head in neutral position, bend elbows to lower head/chest toward wall, coming as close as you can to it but not touching it. <BR> <BR> Straighten arms and return to starting position for one rep. <BR> <BR> The further your feet are away from the wall, the more difficult t... Thu, 12 Sep 2019 07:40:14 EST QOD September 12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9699x72272466 Would you rather read a good book <em>203</em> or listen to music <em>335</em> ? Thu, 12 Sep 2019 07:31:46 EST Daily Challenge September 12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72272408 I'm going to go back and revisit some of Michelle's challenges and I needed reminded of this one! My lunch is usually rushed because someone at work needs something from me! <em>551</em> <em>412</em> <BR> <BR> Do you normally eat breakfast in 10 minutes and down dinner in 15? <BR> Allow yourself to linger at lunch or dawdle at dinner for at least an extra 10 minutes today. Chew everything thoroughly, and don't put food in your mouth until you've finished the last mouthful. Keep a clo... Thu, 12 Sep 2019 07:18:22 EST Daily Exercise Challenge September 11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72267063 If you have resistance bands, get them out and choose an exercise to do from the Spark People exercise library! No resistance bands, use your dumbbells! <link>https://www.sparkpeople.com/resource<BR>/browse-exercises.asp?exercise_type=an<BR>y&amp;exercise_level=any&amp;equipment<BR>=resistance%20band&amp;bodypart=any </link> Wed, 11 Sep 2019 08:41:49 EST Daily Challenge September 11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72266993 Try a new recipe! Spark recipes has 1000's of recipes. I will be finding a shrimp recipe to try. <em>498</em> <BR> <BR> Let us know what you tried and how you liked it! Wed, 11 Sep 2019 08:34:19 EST QOD September 11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9699x72266863 I had a hard time choosing a question of the day today but here it is! <BR> <BR> Today is National Women's Baseball Day! Have you ever played baseball? <BR> <BR> I played Little League baseball. My dad was the coach and needed an extra player so I was recruited. <em>246</em> <em>300</em> <BR> <BR> Wed, 11 Sep 2019 08:14:50 EST Daily Challenge September 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72261512 Be good to yourself! Find time today to do something for you! <BR> <BR> I got up early and finished a book I was reading. I also plan to have a hot bath after my walk! Tue, 10 Sep 2019 09:13:13 EST Daily Exercise Challenge September 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72261430 Make today an active rest day! Take a walk, work in the yard, do some housework. Stay active but don't overdo! <em>542</em> <em>376</em> <em>237</em> <em>318</em> <em>311</em> <em>554</em> <em>563</em> <em>206</em> Tue, 10 Sep 2019 09:01:45 EST QOD September 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9699x72261350 What music do you listen to? <em>335</em> <em>339</em> Tue, 10 Sep 2019 08:55:55 EST Daily Exercise Challenge September 9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72254854 Let's work our calf muscles today! Do these 2 sets of 10 single leg calf raises using the wall for balance. <BR> <BR> <link>https://www.sparkpeople.com/resource<BR>/exercises.asp?exercise=180 </link> Mon, 9 Sep 2019 07:06:06 EST Daily Challenge September 9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72254754 Try having at least one meal meatless today. Mine will be dinner tonight. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0219ac47-a22d-48f9-a860-7c465956a104.jpg"> Mon, 9 Sep 2019 06:49:37 EST QOD September 9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9699x72254716 Do you play Sudoku? <BR> <BR> I used to but haven't in awhile. Mon, 9 Sep 2019 06:43:02 EST QOD September 8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9699x72249552 The first episode of The Original Series of Star Trek aired on 8 September 1966. <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4f1aec9f-a21e-49e7-ab23-f82206f57b27.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Are you a fan of Star Trek? Sun, 8 Sep 2019 09:06:54 EST QOD September 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9699x72244150 Today is Aunts Day. Do you have any nieces and/or nephews? <BR> <BR> I have 5 nieces and 3 nephews. Sat, 7 Sep 2019 09:29:41 EST Weekend Exercise Challenge September 7-8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72244118 Work a little bit longer and a little bit harder this weekend. Usually walk <em>311</em> for 30 minutes? Try going 45. Usually use 5 pound weights <em>34</em> ? Try 8 pound weights! Sat, 7 Sep 2019 09:27:12 EST Weekend Challenge September 7 and 8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72244071 BACK TO BASICS!! <BR> <BR> <BR> Stay hydrated~Drink 64 oz of water or more each day. <em>91</em> <BR> <BR> Stay active~Exercise, have fun, whatever it is that keeps you moving! <em>364</em> <em>314</em> <em>260</em> <em>554</em> <em>549</em> <em>414</em> <BR> <BR> Stay focused~Track your food and be mindful of what you are eating! <em>277</em> <em>492</em> <em>44</em> <em>480</em> <em>788</em> Sat, 7 Sep 2019 09:22:30 EST Daily Exercise Challenge September 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72237686 Exercise doesn't have to be a continuous time period. If you exercise in 10 minute increments throughout the day, it is just as effective. Today, strive to get 30 minutes of exercise, whether it be all at once or 10 minutes at a time. I know I am planning to take a 10 minute walk <em>311</em> at lunch then more when I get home. Here is a 9 minute video from SparkPeople if you need something new to do! <BR> <BR> <link>https://www.sparkpeople.com/resource<BR>/videos-detail.asp?video=... Fri, 6 Sep 2019 07:57:14 EST Daily Challenge September 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72237583 Dining out doesn't mean you have to ditch your diet. Make smart decisions if you are eating out this weekend. Do some research before you eat out (if you are eating out this weekend). Look up your favorite restaurants menu online and decide what you will get before going. Choose from the following on the menu: <BR> <BR> 1. skinless chicken, fish, lean meat <BR> 2. whole-grain bread, rice and pasta <BR> 3. broth-based soup with lots of veggies <BR> 4. grilled, sautéed, roasted, steamed, b... Fri, 6 Sep 2019 07:38:49 EST QOD September 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9699x72237531 The first Barbie Doll was released to stores on this date in 1959. Did you have Barbie dolls growing up? <BR> <BR> I had several but I was a tomboy so I spent more time outside playing than playing with dolls. Fri, 6 Sep 2019 07:28:49 EST Daily Exercise Challenge September 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72231406 Today, workout to music <em>335</em> <em>276</em> <em>339</em> . Dance while vacuuming, listen to inspirational music while on the treadmill, or use soft music in the background while doing yoga. <BR> <BR> What is your favorite workout song? Thu, 5 Sep 2019 07:43:08 EST Daily Challenge September 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72231382 Cold and flu season is quickly approaching! Beef up your diet with immune strengthening foods. <BR> <BR> Try a baked sweet potato or grapefruit salad. Add almonds to your salads or meat dishes. Broccoli <em>780</em> , salmon and garlic <em>785</em> are all immune boosters as well. <BR> Yogurt is a great immune boosting food also. Thu, 5 Sep 2019 07:39:09 EST QOD September 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9699x72231316 Today is National Be Late For Something Day (I thought of my sister when I saw this <em>246</em> ). <BR> <BR> Do you tend to be early, on time or running late? <BR> <BR> I tend to be early. Thu, 5 Sep 2019 07:27:22 EST Daily Challenge September 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72225367 Go read 2 SparkPeople blogs and leave a comment! Here's one to get you started! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>https://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_p<BR>ublic_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6<BR>610069 </link> Wed, 4 Sep 2019 07:53:49 EST QOD September 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9699x72225220 Do you listen to podcasts? If so, what is your favorite? <BR> <BR> I just started listening to them and I don't really have a favorite yet. The only one I've really listened to so far is The Bible Recap. Wed, 4 Sep 2019 07:32:18 EST Daily Exercise Challenge September 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72225199 Strength training is very important for many reasons. Check out this article for the Top 10 Reasons to Strength Train. Pick out 2 strength exercises to do today! <BR> <BR> <link>https://www.sparkpeople.com/resource<BR>/fitness_articles.asp?id=1736 </link> Wed, 4 Sep 2019 07:27:56 EST Daily Exercise Challenge September 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72219095 So tell the team how many you can do. Whether it's jumping jacks or jumping rope or push ups or crunches or steps or miles. Tell us what you did today. Set a goal and reach it. Don't forget to tell us if you timed yourself. There's a big difference between walking a mile a minute and a mile an hour.... <BR> <BR> I did a 42 second plank! That's my highest time ever! <em>320</em> Tue, 3 Sep 2019 07:40:13 EST Daily Challenge September 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72219038 Plan your meals for the rest of the week (if you haven't already) and then prep those meals. <em>551</em> <BR> <BR> Today I am cutting up veggies and fruit and boiling eggs for my lunches after I go grocery shopping. I've also made a list of what we are having for dinner so that my husband can start dinner if he is home before I am. Tue, 3 Sep 2019 07:25:22 EST QOD September 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9699x72218999 Today is US Bowling League Day. Have you ever bowled with a league? <em>294</em> <BR> <BR> I did in elementary school. Tue, 3 Sep 2019 07:18:14 EST Fall Words A-Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18641x9699x72213847 Starting with A we will list fall associated words from A-Z <BR> <BR> A- Apple Mon, 2 Sep 2019 10:26:49 EST QOD September 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9699x72213774 What was the last concert you attended? <em>276</em> <em>335</em> <em>339</em> <BR> <BR> Mine was Sawyer Brown in April. Mon, 2 Sep 2019 10:19:15 EST QOD September 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9699x72209980 Have you ever had a pen pal? <BR> <BR> I had several in high school. Sun, 1 Sep 2019 17:23:09 EST QOD August 31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9699x72201440 Do you prefer cake or pie? <BR> <BR> I prefer cake Sat, 31 Aug 2019 08:32:21 EST Weekend Exercise Challenge August 31 -September 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72201211 No Challenge this weekend! Go spend time with loved ones and relax! Sat, 31 Aug 2019 07:34:43 EST Weekend Challenge August 31-September 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72201205 Stay hydrated~Drink 64 oz of water or more each day. <em>274</em> <em>194</em> <em>91</em> <BR> <BR> Stay active~Exercise, have fun, whatever it is that keeps you moving! <em>281</em> <em>358</em> <em>237</em> <em>315</em> <em>313</em> <em>362</em> <BR> <BR> Stay focused~Track your food and be mindful of what you are eating! <em>45</em> <em>491</em> <em>551</em> <em>261</em> <em>191</em> <em>190</em> Sat, 31 Aug 2019 07:33:38 EST Daily Exercise Challenge August 30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9699x72196075 Can you sweat your way through the alphabet? This one will be a huge challenge for me. Can't do some due to physical limitations? Just do the ones you can. <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2f0ea435-98aa-4ba5-9d67-21b980262aa1.jpg"> Fri, 30 Aug 2019 08:29:55 EST Daily Challenge August 30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9699x72195987 Eat a rainbow today! It's important to try to get all colors of the rainbow into our diet. I will definitely be working on this today! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e45359e6-9889-4fd4-9325-ecf2a3a80520.jpg"> Fri, 30 Aug 2019 08:16:49 EST QOD August 30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72195910 Do you have any plans for the holiday weekend? <BR> <BR> I work on Saturday and then my granddaughter's birthday party is Saturday evening. I'm off Sunday, Monday and Tuesday and plan to do nothing but housework and working on a couple of quilts. Fri, 30 Aug 2019 07:54:15 EST Daily Exercise Challenge August 28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72190761 Don't have a lot of time to workout today. Try this quick 11 minute cardio chair workout video from Sparkpeople. <BR> <BR> <link>https://www.sparkpeople.com/resource<BR>/videos-detail.asp?video=38 </link> Thu, 29 Aug 2019 09:31:40 EST Daily Challenge August 28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9699x72190590 Today is More Herbs, Less Salt Day. Today the challenge is to substitute herbs where you would use salt. We have recently started doing this and my favorite substitute currently is fresh garlic for added flavor. Thu, 29 Aug 2019 09:05:12 EST QOD August 29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72190542 What are your goals for September? <BR> <BR> Mine are: <BR> 1. Track my WW points daily and stay within my range <BR> 2. Lose 5 pounds <BR> 3. Finish my YesFit race I am working on. Thu, 29 Aug 2019 08:58:53 EST Daily Exercise Challenge August 28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72184390 How often do you change up your workout routine? It's easy to get bored with the same workout video, class or walk. Your routine may not be challenging enough for you. If you have stopped losing, sometimes a change in your workout might be all it takes to break through that plateau. <BR> <BR> The challenge today is to try a new workout routine. Try yoga or pilates. Run instead of walk. Do a Spark workout video that you've never tried. If you are strength training, try using heavier ... Wed, 28 Aug 2019 08:34:01 EST QOD August 28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9699x72184293 What do you like to do on a rainy day? <em>27</em> <em>257</em> <em>54</em> <em>257</em> <em>27</em> <BR> <BR> I either sew or read a good book. Wed, 28 Aug 2019 08:19:48 EST Daily Challenge August 28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72184245 Health.gov recommends 2-4 fruits per day and 3-5 vegetables per day. The challenge today is to eat within those freggie guidelines. How many will you get today? <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3cfaeaff-ad25-4faa-a06b-704c93a3c7bf.jpg"> Wed, 28 Aug 2019 08:10:45 EST Daily Exercise Challenge August 27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72179084 Did you know that working your core helps to strengthen your back? This was one of the main points my physical therapist got across to me when I first suffered my back pain. Today, let's work the core. <BR> <BR> Find 2 core exercises to do (these can be exercises you already do or ones from the SP Fitness Library). <BR> <BR> Here is one to get you started! <BR> <link>https://www.sparkpeople.com/resource<BR>/exercises.asp?exercise=131 </link> Tue, 27 Aug 2019 10:06:59 EST Daily Challenge August 27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72179020 Find a new team member to encourage today! Leave them a comment on their spark page, send them a goodie or comment on their blog! <em>345</em> <em>244</em> <em>223</em> <em>199</em> Tue, 27 Aug 2019 09:49:10 EST QOD - August 27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9699x72178860 What is your weather going to be like today? <BR> <BR> We had a cold front come through last night. It's currently 71 with a high of 81. For the end of August, I will take it! We luckily missed all the storms, had tornadoes about 15 miles south of us and hurricane winds in Oklahoma City. It's a mess today! Tue, 27 Aug 2019 09:25:54 EST Daily Exercise Challenge August 26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72172461 Make today your ACTIVE rest day! <BR> <BR> Do some yard work, talk a stroll around the neighborhood, walk the dog or do some housework. <BR> <BR> Stay active but don't push yourself! <em>342</em> <em>563</em> <em>542</em> <em>376</em> <em>379</em> Mon, 26 Aug 2019 08:32:52 EST Daily Challenge August 26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72172444 Meatless Monday!! <BR> <BR> Eat at least one meal that is meatless today. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/22bf1459-f0b7-460f-bd6d-1d48e541b7d4.jpg"> Mon, 26 Aug 2019 08:28:35 EST QOD August 26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9699x72172379 It is National Dog Day. <BR> <BR> Do you have a dog? <em>338</em> <em>200</em> Mon, 26 Aug 2019 08:17:39 EST Weekend Exercise Challenge August 24-25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72160924 So tell the team how many you can do. Whether it's jumping jacks or jumping rope or push ups or crunches or steps or miles. Tell us what you did today. Set a goal and reach it. Don't forget to tell us if you timed yourself. There's a big difference between walking a mile a minute and a mile an hour....LOL Have fun and Stay fit! Sat, 24 Aug 2019 08:35:49 EST Weekend Challenge August 24-25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72160650 Stay hydrated~Drink 64 oz of water or more each day. <em>91</em> <BR> <BR> Stay active~Exercise, have fun, whatever it is that keeps you moving! <em>294</em> <em>318</em> <em>363</em> <em>324</em> <em>332</em> <BR> <BR> Stay focused~Track your food and be mindful of what you are eating! emoticon emoticon emoticon <em>140</em> <em>490</em> <em>788</em> Sat, 24 Aug 2019 07:49:37 EST QOD August 25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9699x72160609 Today is National Second Hand Wardrobe Day. <BR> <BR> Do you shop at thrift/second hand stores? <BR> <BR> I have found many bargains at Goodwill and even brand new clothes with tags. Sat, 24 Aug 2019 07:44:48 EST QOD August 24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9699x72160601 What is your favorite movie of all time? <BR> <BR> Mine is the Wizard Of Oz. Sat, 24 Aug 2019 07:43:20 EST Daily Exercise Challenge August 23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72154597 Try this seated arm workout! All you need is a chair and an optional set of hand weights. <BR> <BR> <link>https://www.sparkpeople.com/resource<BR>/videos-detail.asp?video=39 </link> Fri, 23 Aug 2019 07:22:17 EST Daily Challenge August 23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72154525 Check out this article on healthy snacks. It's all about healthy snacks to stash at work but this could apply to anyone who is on the go! What is your healthy go-to snack? <em>265</em> <em>474</em> <em>772</em> <BR> <BR> <link>https://www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blo<BR>g.asp?post=10_healthy_snacks_to_stash_<BR>at_work </link> Fri, 23 Aug 2019 07:01:23 EST QOD August 23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9699x72154506 As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? <BR> <BR> I wanted to be a nurse <em>282</em> until my dad wiped out on a motorcycle. I knew then that anything involving blood was not for me. <em>246</em> Fri, 23 Aug 2019 06:51:13 EST Daily Challenge August 22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72148973 Be positive today. Write down 3 things today that are positive in your life. You don't have to share them here unless you want to. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a434a91b-3f6b-4a8b-b708-f67c1cabdbdb.jpg"> Thu, 22 Aug 2019 07:54:45 EST Daily Exercise Challenge August 22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72148945 Thought this would be interesting to try: <BR> <BR> Today do 20 jumping jacks, 10 push ups <em>320</em> and 20 squats. Thu, 22 Aug 2019 07:48:11 EST QOD August 22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9699x72148861 Today is National Eat A Peach Day! Today you should be eating peaches, and there is no shortage of ways to do so. Try eating them in a pie, cobbler, fruit salad, jam, ice cream, or just on their own. <BR> <BR> Do you like peaches and if so, how do you like them the best? Thu, 22 Aug 2019 07:31:40 EST Daily Exercise Challenge August 21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72142750 In a rut with your workouts? Try something new today! <BR> <BR> Hula hoop, jump rope, tai chi, pilates. Do something you've always wanted to try. <em>318</em> <em>563</em> <em>571</em> <em>549</em> <em>414</em> <BR> <BR> Maybe you just need a new strength exercise. Sparkpeople has a whole library of fitness workouts and exercises. <em>34</em> <em>323</em> <em>317</em> Wed, 21 Aug 2019 08:04:40 EST Daily Challenge August 21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72142645 Get your 5 servings of freggies today! <em>368</em> <em>265</em> <em>370</em> <em>488</em> <em>373</em> <em>210</em> <em>491</em> <BR> <BR> Here are a few tips to help! <BR> <BR> 1. Keep fruit where you can see it. <BR> 2. Explore the produce aisle and choose something new. <BR> 3. On most days, try to get at least one serving from each of the following categories: dark green leafy vegetables; yellow or orange fruits and vegetables; red fruits and vegetables; legume... Wed, 21 Aug 2019 07:42:45 EST QOD August 21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9699x72142597 August is National Napping Month (who knew this was even a thing?). <BR> <BR> When was the last time you took a nap? <BR> <BR> It's been a few weeks but one Sunday afternoon I napped for a few hours on the couch. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0c1df8f1-589e-4000-83f0-8c4ecda87eb2.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Wed, 21 Aug 2019 07:31:11 EST Daily Challenge August 20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72137538 Tired of tossing and turning at night? These simple tips will help you sleep better and be more energetic and productive during the day! The goal is to get 6 hours of sleep each night. I tend to wake up numerous times during the night so a solid 6 never happens! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ee850d78-e13c-4b7a-8036-de217c8e9fb5.jpg"> Tue, 20 Aug 2019 09:55:03 EST Daily Exercise Challenge August 20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72137427 How many steps can you walk today? <em>311</em> <em>313</em> <em>554</em> <em>231</em> <BR> <BR> My goal is 8000. What is yours? Tue, 20 Aug 2019 09:38:00 EST QOD August 20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9699x72137393 What is your favorite movie quote? <BR> <BR> Mine goes back to high school <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/13df5d38-c519-45d1-baca-de868cd41032.jpg"> Tue, 20 Aug 2019 09:31:55 EST Daily Exercise Challenge August 19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=202x9699x72130744 Work the shoulders today with the Seated Dumbbell Shoulder Press. Try to do 2 sets of 10!! <link>https://www.sparkpeople.com/resource<BR>/exercises.asp?exercise=73 </link> Mon, 19 Aug 2019 07:28:31 EST