SparkPeople 100+ First Steps Club! Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=9964 Life is a choice! When you have 100+ to lose, it is all about making the right choices! Come join these wonderful team members who are choosing to live life instead of watching it go by! SparkPeople 100+ First Steps Club! Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=9964 Munchkin Madness http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x75638934 The Munchkins are all about having fun – laughing and celebrating everything that makes them happy. What do you have that can make the Munchkins happy? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/46b56871-7045-468e-b1c5-55ddd64896cc.jpg"> <BR> Fri, 30 Apr 2021 00:39:00 EST I’m Melting! I’m Melting! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x75638932 <em>274</em> <em>274</em> <em>274</em> <em>274</em> <em>424</em> <em>274</em> <em>274</em> <em>274</em> <em>274</em> <BR> <BR> You guessed it! We are defeating the Wicked Witch of the West with a daily water challenge! Each Friday, post here the average number of servings of water you will drink each day for the coming week. Then let us know how many servings you are getting in. Did you meet your goal and defeat the Wicked Witch? <BR> Fri, 30 Apr 2021 00:36:51 EST Dorothy’s Diary http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x75638927 Our new home for our journals. Grab your logos! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ec1f4708-642b-4cbc-bc83-9f96c4bd00f5.png"> Fri, 30 Apr 2021 00:35:51 EST Counting Your Chickens http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x75638920 <em>145</em> <em>145</em> <em>145</em> <em>145</em> <em>490</em> <em>145</em> <em>145</em> <em>145</em> <em>145</em> <BR> <BR> At Auntie Em’s, we need to make sure we are counting our chickens before they hatch …… on our thighs. While you are at it, count all the food you eat. This is a tracker thread. Make tracking your food a priority this month. It really does make a difference. <BR> <BR> If you tracked your food, add a chicken for the day. <BR> <em>145<... Fri, 30 Apr 2021 00:33:04 EST Dinner on Auntie Em's Farm http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x75638913 <em>496</em> <em>370</em> <em>368</em> <em>277</em> <em>369</em> <em>491</em> <em>265</em> <em>497</em> <em>372</em> <BR> All things fresh on Auntie Em’s farm. What farm fresh foods are you eating today? Are you planting a garden? Farmer’s market? Let’s focus on fresh freggies! <BR> <BR> <em>496</em> <em>370</em> <em>368</em> <em>277</em> <em>369</em> <em>491</em> <em>265</em> <em>497</em> <em>372</em> Fri, 30 Apr 2021 00:30:53 EST There’s No Place Like Home http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x75638903 <em>125</em> <em>125</em> <em>125</em> <em>125</em> <em>125</em> <em>125</em> <em>125</em> <em>125</em> <em>125</em> <BR> <BR> This is a simple thread – each week (starting Friday), you will pick a room in your house that you would like to clean. It doesn’t matter if it is a light cleaning or a total makeover. Set your goal for the week and create a “to-do” checklist that you can have available. Schedule your cleaning time each day, take your list and go to town. <BR> <BR> On... Fri, 30 Apr 2021 00:27:24 EST Over the Rainbow http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x75638891 <em>437</em> <em>437</em> <em>437</em> <em>437</em> <em>437</em> <em>437</em> <em>437</em> <em>437</em> <em>437</em> <BR> <BR> There are many times that we wish things were different in our lives and we wish that we are already at our goal weight or other goals we have set. But as Dorothy reminds us, we really don’t need to look any further than our own backyards. <BR> <BR> Everyday we have little victories that take us one step closer to our goals – we got 8+ servings of water i... Fri, 30 Apr 2021 00:24:45 EST Beware of the Flying Monkeys http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x75638886 <em>419</em> <em>419</em> <em>419</em> <em>419</em> <em>40</em> <em>419</em> <em>419</em> <em>419</em> <em>419</em> <BR> <BR> Watch this thread each weekend for a special Flying Monkey Challenge! <BR> Fri, 30 Apr 2021 00:23:32 EST The Ruby Slippers Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x75638880 The Ruby Slippers Challenge – Weight loss challenge (lose weight, earn ruby slippers) <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> <em>252</em> <em>252</em> <em>252</em> <em>252</em> <em>252</em> <em>252</em> <em>252</em> <em>252</em> <BR> <BR> Dorothy: Does it look like rain to you? <BR> <BR> <em>27</em> <em>54</em> <em>27</em> <em>54</em> <em>257</em> <em>54</em> <em>27</em> <em>54</em> <em>27</em> <BR> <BR> It started out as a quiet day in Kansas. A girl, her dog and a weight loss jou... Fri, 30 Apr 2021 00:18:45 EST What's happening in June? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9964x75638865 Summertime! How should we celebrate in June? Fri, 30 Apr 2021 00:10:47 EST The “Wizdom of Oz” (panic thread) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9964x75638863 Words of wisdom when you need it most. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c4086f33-fa54-45dc-b011-57058370774e.jpg"> Fri, 30 Apr 2021 00:10:02 EST Welcome to “Oz”! Sign in here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9964x75638861 Welcome to the Wonderful World of Oz! For the month of May, the First Steps Club has gone somewhere over the rainbow to the Land of Oz. <BR> <BR> <em>437</em> <em>437</em> <em>437</em> <em>437</em> <em>235</em> <em>437</em> <em>437</em> <em>437</em> <em>437</em> <BR> <BR> I promise we will be back to normal in June. Until then, please check in here so we know you have joined us on our journey this month. <BR> <BR> We invite you to check out all of the special threads this mon... Fri, 30 Apr 2021 00:07:01 EST Toto’s Tweets – Thoughts from the dog http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x75638852 <em>338</em> <em>338</em> <em>338</em> <em>338</em> <em>338</em> <em>338</em> <em>338</em> <em>338</em> <em>338</em> <BR> <BR> Betcha didn’t know that Toto has a Twitter Account. Feel free to tweet with Toto on your journey this month. <BR> Fri, 30 Apr 2021 00:03:46 EST Wizard’s Wheel http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x75638846 How many Points did you spin for today? <BR> <BR> <em>347</em> <em>347</em> <em>347</em> <em>347</em> <em>347</em> <em>347</em> <em>347</em> <em>347</em> <em>347</em> Fri, 30 Apr 2021 00:00:41 EST Emerald City Spa & Resort (chat thread) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x75638839 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/fc046005-33bc-4870-b167-8049a4d65e78.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Where better to hang out? Just follow the yellow brick road and cross the poppy field to the new Emerald City Spa and resort. <BR> <BR> Want to meet up at the pool soon? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ffa309de-cd85-460c-859d-403bc7923118.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Thu, 29 Apr 2021 23:59:15 EST Questions Only http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x75474606 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5c079b82-cebc-47e6-9cb6-257da27c0ce8.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Some of you may have seen this game on Whose Line Is It Anyway. You are only allowed to answer the previous question with another question. <BR> <BR> Example: <BR> <BR> Person#1: How much exercise should I be doing? <BR> Person#2: Didn't Mary tell you how much to do? <BR> Person#3: Didn't Mary move to Alaska? <BR> etc........ <BR> <BR> <BR> Let’s start with this question: <BR>... Thu, 1 Apr 2021 02:15:23 EST Words with Friends http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x75474601 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/04edb025-0a43-4f7e-bcc3-09c07d1a5d6f.png"> <BR> <BR> In turn, post a motivational word using the next letter in the alphabet. Once you hit z, start the alphabet over. <BR> <BR> First word: <BR> <BR> Achieve <BR> Thu, 1 Apr 2021 02:13:24 EST Funny Bones! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x75474599 Post anything here that strikes your funny bone! Need Ideas? Post your foolish pics! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/14065122-9fa9-4abd-89e3-95b912b3c900.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Post notes or your selfies or pics of the fun things you do in April, even if it is just you making a silly face in the mirror. Let’s dwell on the positive things in our lives that make getting up each morning worth the effort. <BR> <BR> Thu, 1 Apr 2021 02:11:26 EST Spring in Your Step http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x75474588 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/eb1fc450-a8dc-4b40-9ba0-dba8d6c585f5.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The best gift we can do for ourselves is movement – walking away the pounds. You can set your own daily goals for steps or minutes, but let’s think beyond that number. Don’t forget to look up from your electronics and take a look around you. <BR> <BR> This thread is here to first remind you to get up and move. The second is to post here what you noticed on your walk each day. A pretty f... Thu, 1 Apr 2021 02:07:09 EST Spring Fling! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x75474585 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2e7915ac-580a-492d-b038-23f3e7179eaa.png"> <BR> <BR> This month is great for Spring cleaning and clutter-removal efforts to down-size things around us that may be providing extra stress. Perfect timing for getting ready for the summer! <BR> <BR> For instance, does your car need to be cleaned or straightened? How about your closet? Your room? Your office at work? Is there a box you've been meaning to go through or does the kitchen cabinet nee... Thu, 1 Apr 2021 02:05:48 EST Spring Journals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x75474579 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d7de93b9-18a3-4f08-a139-eab8738a8cf5.png"> <BR> <BR> This is our new home for our online journaling. Get your logo and let us know what you are doing. <BR> Thu, 1 Apr 2021 02:04:34 EST Chutes & Ladders (daily mini-cha llenges) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x75474575 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/422b81fd-da26-4866-8c55-eb73ac311238.gif"> <BR> <BR> A SINGLE DICE IS NEEDED FOR THIS CHALLENGE. (if you don’t have a die, then 6 pieces of paper numbered 1 – 6 that can be drawn from a hat each day will work) You will be on the honor system for this game. <BR> <BR> Rules to play FSC’s Chutes &amp; Ladders: <BR> <BR> Each day, roll the die and move ahead that number of spaces. (each space is numbered on the board shown) <BR> <BR> There i... Thu, 1 Apr 2021 02:03:16 EST Healthopoly Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x75474568 Do you like playing Monopoly? We are going to play the FSC's version during April Foolishness month. The FSC’s Healthopoly Game is back! You will need 1 dice to play this game. (If you don’t have one, put numbers 1 – 6 into a hat and draw your “dice roll” daily) Here is the game board: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/679156cb-f475-413a-89b3-ebada5bbb463.png"> <BR> <BR> If you have trouble reading it or would like to print it out, it is posted on my SparkPage ... Thu, 1 Apr 2021 01:56:39 EST April Foolishness Weight Loss Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x75474562 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8cc1499c-55dd-4143-96b9-b4942347fcbf.jpg"> <BR> <BR> You will need ONE die to roll (or use pieces of paper in a hat or just ask Alexa to roll for you). Each day Monday – Friday, roll that die! <BR> <BR> CHALLENGE <BR> Roll the die each day, M-F, and choose one of the options offered for the number rolled. <BR> <BR> EARN DOUBLE POINTS EACH DAY! Feeling lucky? Take a second roll each day. (only 2 rolls a day) <BR> <BR> 1. 30 second ... Thu, 1 Apr 2021 01:53:45 EST What is happening in May? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9964x75474557 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a7fabc8f-4d7f-48ca-9740-07a022136e67.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It is amazing how fast the month can fly by. What would you like to do in May? <BR> Thu, 1 Apr 2021 01:49:40 EST Game of Clue (panic thread) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9964x75474556 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d5ad2794-28c3-4046-98c5-db8937f8a994.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Are you in need of some advice – a clue perhaps? When you are faced with a problem, post on this thread for clues from your teammates. It may lead you to your solution. Thu, 1 Apr 2021 01:47:17 EST Wet & Wild Poker http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x75474536 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c9ee3c4e-7eea-4a5b-be3f-138b66d04961.jpg"> <BR> <BR> THIS CHALLENGE REQUIRES A DECK OF CARDS �and a lot of water! <BR> <BR> Starting each Friday (2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th), shuffle your deck of cards. For every two servings of water you drink, draw a card from the deck. On Friday, take all of the cards that you drew and create the best poker had you can and post it here. The winning hand earns a Goodie. <BR> Thu, 1 Apr 2021 01:37:36 EST Trivial Pursuit – SparkPeople Version http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x75474519 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ceffb1ea-ab91-46f5-8e56-cd657a3e4a2e.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Sharpen your mind and learn more about healthy living in a few minutes each day! <BR> <BR> You'll earn 3 SparkPoints once you correctly answer 3 questions in a day. You can have as many tries as you want, but once you answer 3 questions correctly, you'll have to wait until tomorrow for more opportunities to try again. You can also compare and share (optional) your overall accuracy with oth... Thu, 1 Apr 2021 01:32:57 EST Crazy House (Chat Thread) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x75474503 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d4c0e37f-766e-4dc5-9aec-ee642775cb57.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Welcome to the Crazy House! What would be more fitting for our April Foolishness? We will spend the month exploring this crazy place throughout the month. Put on your walking shoes. There are definitely a lot of stairs here. Who needs a stair climber at a cold gym when you can get a workout while having fun? <BR> <BR> Settle in as we will be focusing on having some fun this month. So ... Thu, 1 Apr 2021 01:24:14 EST Operation Boot Camp Award Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x75306287 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d263ce34-cec5-42eb-96e0-97e8c591a13e.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Each day your drill sergeant will be posting the daily agenda. The question is, “How good of a recruit do you want to be today?” <BR> <BR> As you will see, the higher your daily performance the higher award you will earn. Push yourself recruit. Can you earn at least one Medal of Honor each day? <BR> <BR> We have a saying here at Operation Boot Camp. Balls to the Walls Recruit! It m... Mon, 1 Mar 2021 22:50:09 EST Annual Easter Egg Hunt http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x75299672 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9386343d-35a9-4e81-af6d-05e60f7643c8.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Check back in later this month. The hunt starts Sunday, March 21st. Sun, 28 Feb 2021 23:05:06 EST Anything but Khaki… http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x75299663 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/72c9d805-1276-4bcc-a239-6e364e9fe886.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Snow is melting. Leaves, grass and flowers will be budding out. Pretty shoes and blouses. Spring will arrive this month. What is bring color to your world today? <BR> Sun, 28 Feb 2021 23:03:20 EST USO – Let Us Entertain You. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x75299358 USO – Let us Entertain You. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/881cb333-9b87-460a-bace-1d8d559f16ee.jpg"> Sun, 28 Feb 2021 21:53:04 EST Motor Pool http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x75299344 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b2c8b50e-1711-4e35-87a1-30e0a6cbfc42.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> March is a tricky month depending on where you live and your current weather situation. But warm or cold, it is always a good idea to get out of the house and go somewhere. Day trips are one way. Make a plan. Even if it is to go to a local spa, a museum, a movie, or a quiet drive in the country. Make it a necessity to get out for fun (not running errands) at least once a week. <BR> ... Sun, 28 Feb 2021 21:51:06 EST Chow Hall http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x75299326 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/46f81f21-3e10-4668-b708-ce2d2d450c5f.jpg"> <BR> <BR> What is cooking in the Chow Hall today? <BR> <BR> Let’s share ideas &amp; recipes. <BR> Sun, 28 Feb 2021 21:47:47 EST Check-in with the CO (sharing thread) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x75299317 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7ca6e051-c322-48e9-a2ae-b3b8819f4f60.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Our CO wants to know what you are up to. This is our new sharing thread for March. Logos at the ready recruits! <BR> Sun, 28 Feb 2021 21:46:06 EST Weekend Duty http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x75299302 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/61ab18fb-31a6-45fd-9bbd-88dfb1d6950f.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This is a challenge for each Saturday/Sunday. All of our training should not be derailed because it is the weekend, especially the eating frenzies. This thread is for reporting for duty EVERY weekend this month. <BR> <BR> <BR> Challenge #1: Post on SP each weekend day. If you are here, you are thinking about what you are doing. <BR> <BR> Challenge #2: Have a plan. That’s it. Plan... Sun, 28 Feb 2021 21:44:51 EST Hup - Two - Three - Four http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x75299229 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4df9f8fb-e4f6-48bf-a663-6e3b3149757d.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Time for your marching orders. <BR> <BR> So get marching! Either use your fitbit/pedometer to track steps or minutes of walking to track your daily progress. Set your own daily goal (stretch for it recruit!) and earn a gold star every day you meet/exceed that goal. <BR> <BR> <em>8</em> <BR> <BR> March Goal: <BR> <BR> 1. <BR> 2. <BR> 3. <BR> 4. <BR> 5. <BR> 6. <BR> 7. ... Sun, 28 Feb 2021 21:36:13 EST Oops Thread. Disregard. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x75299182 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b60b10c2-2730-427d-8cad-aa365c0499c5.gif"> Sun, 28 Feb 2021 21:31:17 EST Bunker Buddy Weight Loss Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x75299178 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/84b277fa-2c0d-4785-8283-4339ac9f42cc.jpg"> <BR> <BR> In the bunker, the recruit next to you becomes family. You only succeed if your bunker buddy does too. Sign up each week for the weight loss challenge. You will be assigned a Bunker Buddy (will be different each week). It is up to you and your buddy to lose weight that week. Do whatever you have to in order to ensure your buddy loses weight and visa versa. You only make it safely out o... Sun, 28 Feb 2021 21:30:17 EST What’s up in April? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9964x75298918 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/080d6074-cd2d-4265-a938-e8fa8034fb53.jpg"> <BR> <BR> April Foolishness? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1364b635-9fe5-4869-b52c-b3a43de2e48c.jpg">E3 Sun, 28 Feb 2021 20:40:52 EST Recruiter’s Office http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9964x75298907 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/05c3f7ef-d933-4f7d-b70c-d5e77fadaccc.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Need advice? Just ask your recruiter. They will have an answer for you. <BR> Sun, 28 Feb 2021 20:38:25 EST Sergeant’s Daily Drilling http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x75298898 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/81a82d42-6103-4f76-81e6-4e11f01afe5e.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Get settled in on your first day of Operation Boot Camp. Starting tomorrow, March 2nd, your Drill Sergeant will be posting daily lessons to help kick your boot-ies into high gear. There are Boot Camp challenges you need to get signed up for and check-ins with the CO. You have one day to get squared away recruits. Make the most of it. Training starts tomorrow! <BR> <BR> Oorah! <BR> Sun, 28 Feb 2021 20:36:28 EST Weapons Training (SparkPoints) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x75298889 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/56f9b379-cbc0-4b9f-9cca-1c0419e8693a.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Can you hit the bullseye on the SparkPoints Wheel (earn a bonus spin)? Your challenge is to improve your aim every day on the range. Can you earn your bonus? <BR> Sun, 28 Feb 2021 20:34:58 EST Operation Boot Camp Barracks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x75298872 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/16f73ea7-a9be-46e9-992e-ed4976fd4cf6.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Welcome to Operation Boot Camp! Quick hellos only to the rest of your squad. Stow your gear in the barracks. There will be some downtime later. It is time to get your training off on the right boot. Check out the threads and get started. You can meet up with the rest of your squad here later. <BR> <BR> <BR> Is that E9 hiding in that footlocker? You can't see it unless you are the Ea... Sun, 28 Feb 2021 20:30:09 EST Love the Funnies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x75132904 What is getting you chuckling today? We love to laugh! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9d7aa611-8a41-485d-a3f3-719b68023c43.jpg"> Sun, 31 Jan 2021 19:28:32 EST Loving Bride http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x75132894 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7c1c4f4b-ecf0-46a5-915f-96fa420c59aa.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue. <BR> <BR> Each week, post four things that you will do that will bring you closer to healthier habits. <BR> <BR> Something Old – something that has worked for you in the past that you haven’t done for awhile <BR> <BR> Something New – Something new that you want to try <BR> <BR> Something Borrowed – Something you want to d... Sun, 31 Jan 2021 19:26:52 EST Love it and List it (game) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x75132890 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/59493ae1-3df7-448f-b106-d9fe7e0e8f1c.gif"> <BR> <BR> Using the starting letters L O V E, post four words each day that makes you happy. <BR> <BR> Ex. L-Laughing O-Ostrich V-Victrola E-Energy <BR> <BR> What words do you LOVE today? <BR> Sun, 31 Jan 2021 19:25:47 EST Colorful Love http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x75132878 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3f311813-7917-499f-b357-f57bc43abd31.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Most would say that red is the color of love. But for this daily challenge, it is about any color (other than the grays and whites of winter) that brings sunshine and happiness to your life. Spring colors win our wardrobe. Colorful socks. Beautiful flowers. New pillows on the couch. Bright picture on the wall. New make-up or fingernail polish. Stickers in our journals. Fresh freggie... Sun, 31 Jan 2021 19:23:19 EST Love the Simple Life http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x75132872 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/77987f5a-bdea-4a8b-bee7-e866c9a5122e.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Even though we have been spending most of our time at home, it still seems like there isn’t enough hours in the day to get things done, including making healthy meals. <BR> <BR> Per another Dee suggestion, let’s share simple, yet healthy meals, recipes, shortcuts that will make our days easier yet still healthy. Ideas like prepping your veggies when you get them from the store makes it eas... Sun, 31 Jan 2021 19:21:55 EST Share the Love (journals) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x75132858 Here is our shared journal thread. Get your logos out and let us know what you are up to. <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f1e8be64-28ab-4623-ad41-e670138b8bb5.png"> <BR> <BR> Still loving this thread! <BR> Sun, 31 Jan 2021 19:19:44 EST Love My Journals Trackers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x75132849 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/865c139b-eb35-4de8-b1f2-6af0975fd420.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This is your new personal journaling/tracking thread. Make it a daily habit to write in your journal and/or track your nutrition and fitness. Use whatever techniques you want that motivate you to make it a daily habit. Cool journal, SP trackers, Stickers, etc. Post thumbs up or down each day on if you did your daily tracker/journaling. <BR> Sun, 31 Jan 2021 19:18:24 EST Love What You Got Fitness Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x75132844 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e5154043-ce35-4b4b-a4c7-cc2e93c0ec90.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This fitness challenge is from one of Dee’s ideas. Let’s use what we got to improve our fitness. Info commercial items, hand weights, exercise pants, etc. Dig out old DVD workouts. Even just use your own legs or milk jugs filled with water. Dust off the treadmill or put on your headset with some workout tunes. Use your fitbit. Whatever you have, use it. Get creative. <BR> <BR> Set... Sun, 31 Jan 2021 19:17:30 EST Love 2 Lose Weight Loss Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x75132834 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c08f3204-bc15-4643-9900-5365a8050716.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This is a group challenge. If you are participating in this challenge, you will need to state your goal weight loss for February. We will then add up all the pounds we are proposing to lose in February and that will be our challenge goal. Each week we will add up the pounds lost and update our Heart Thermometer. <BR> <BR> Since everyone did well in putting out challenges for their teamm... Sun, 31 Jan 2021 19:16:10 EST What's up for March http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9964x75132818 I hope we are loving the Feb threads. Got any ideas for March? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1b37141b-0a67-4d11-8b1e-849ac84417f4.jpg"> Sun, 31 Jan 2021 19:13:05 EST Love Helps – Panic Thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9964x75132808 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/19e52315-c0e9-4f4d-9fc7-ac95becc8458.jpg"> <BR> <BR> In this journey, we all face challenges or obstacles that get in the way of our successes. Any questions or requests for assistance can be posted here and our wonderful team members will love to respond with advice and support. <BR> Sun, 31 Jan 2021 19:11:21 EST Love me some SparkPoints http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x75132800 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2067e7a6-055d-48b0-8591-d8a257381a21.png"> <BR> <BR> Spin the wheel. Track. Read articles. For every 500 SparkPoints you earn this month, give yourself a goodie with a message of encouragement. <BR> Sun, 31 Jan 2021 19:08:48 EST Liquid Love http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x75132794 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3669fd57-5b26-4bff-83c9-366a1082aca5.jpg"> <BR> The American Heart Association stresses the importance of staying hydrated: <BR> <BR> Keeping the body hydrated helps the heart more easily pump blood through the blood vessels to the muscles. And, it helps the muscles work efficiently. Dehydration can be a serious condition that can lead to problems ranging from swollen feet or a headache to life-threatening illnesses such as heat stroke. <BR> ... Sun, 31 Jan 2021 19:07:50 EST Heartland Manor – Chat Thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x75132792 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/18707565-b099-4978-a9a8-ef489c69005c.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Welcome to Heartland Manor, a step back in time to an era when life was simpler and every moment was spent enjoying life and love. Stroll through our magnificent gardens. Sip tea in the drawing room. Enjoy a wonderful book from our library. Enjoy lively conversation in the opulent dining room. The beautiful Heartland Manor and grounds are at your disposal. Chat with friends and enjoy t... Sun, 31 Jan 2021 19:06:30 EST Making the Switch (game) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x74944596 While we are spending January switching from current habits to better habits, we will play a game of word switch (Thanks for the idea Lisa!) It is simple – post a two word response. The next person in line has to switch out one word of your answer with a different word. <BR> <BR> Hot plate <BR> (becomes) <BR> Hot potato <BR> (becomes) <BR> Potato salad <BR> (becomes) <BR> Tossed salad <BR> (becomes) <BR> Tossed ball <BR> …and so on. <BR> <BR> Hope that gives you the idea. We will start... Thu, 31 Dec 2020 20:25:22 EST Movie/Actor Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x74944588 In turn, someone will list an actress/actor’s name and the next person posts a movie that they were in. The next in line lists another actress/actor from that movie, and so on. <BR> <BR> Let’s start with Tom Hanks. <BR> Thu, 31 Dec 2020 20:24:05 EST Picture is worth a thousand words http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x74944584 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/bd8b3d5e-7034-47b8-be4a-efd5b075654d.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Post pictures or cartoons here for a fun look at life. <BR> Thu, 31 Dec 2020 20:23:19 EST Food Diary Reflection http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x74944555 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/94cf738b-9169-40f1-b863-3a34ce1b905f.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Whether you use a food tracker, your personal journal, photos, or posting here, track what you are eating. The goal is to reflect on what you are putting into your mouth each day and strive to improve your eating habits by the end of the month - new year - new habits. <BR> <BR> Each week, take time to reflect on your choices before you make your meal plans and grocery lists for the upcomi... Thu, 31 Dec 2020 20:19:02 EST Reflection Journal (Private Journal) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x74944529 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ffd91b49-c905-4e57-8dce-0e63b152d191.jpg"> <BR> <BR> New Year – New Journal. Get a notebook, a new journal (with stickers if you like – right Dee?), or use SP’s Journal. Here is the link: <BR> <BR> <link> www. sparkpeople.com/planner </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> As soon as you have a journal or if you decide to use SP’s (it is private), make the commitment to write your personal reflections in it daily. It can be about anything – goals, ha... Thu, 31 Dec 2020 20:15:33 EST 2021 Sharing Journals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x74944500 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3c5d85b1-878d-4047-8fc5-8c71c584474f.png"> <BR> <BR> This is our sharing thread. Consider this your PUBLIC journal. We have another thread for your PERSONAL journaling. This is a continuation of last year's journal. Adding the guideline that this journal should focus on what you are doing to create those new habits in 2021. Thu, 31 Dec 2020 20:10:43 EST Winter Fitness Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x74944465 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/616171ea-688c-42cc-8ac5-edfa6239c1ac.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This is a simple change of habit – walk more or exercise more. Take laps around the office. Park further away from buildings. Use a treadmill. Climb stairs. Go to the mall or the gym. Goal is to see a trackable increase in the number of steps you are getting in this month or the number of fitness minutes you complete. Post your daily step totals/fitness minutes and shoot to increase y... Thu, 31 Dec 2020 20:05:22 EST Pick a Habit Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x74944437 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e0ce64c9-2fbd-421d-a728-313675ca1f89.jpg"> <BR> <BR> We start with a short list of positive habit changes. Pick one or two at most and focus on it this month. Track how you do with a thumbs up or a thumbs down each day. It is not about perfection – it is about changing your habits. You should start seeing more thumbs up as the month progresses. Use the visual to see how your month is going. Make these one or two habits just that – new ha... Thu, 31 Dec 2020 20:01:00 EST Weight Loss Commitment Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x74944417 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ce6a3649-0162-4eba-a99b-5dd6078d541f.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This will be a weight loss challenge that is both for our personal weigh loss and also in supporting each other in that endeavor. The Goal – To lose at least 1 pound per week. (4 pounds for the month) All participants who lose a pound or more each week, earn a special goodie reward! <BR> <BR> We will all be on the same “team” this year and will try to increase our weight loss each week. ... Thu, 31 Dec 2020 19:56:20 EST Feb Ideas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9964x74944395 So what should we do in Feb? Thu, 31 Dec 2020 19:50:00 EST Healthy Habits Help Thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9964x74944393 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/533d8157-9512-4bb5-ba94-fd25365a1392.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> If you need support or advice from the FSC members, post here. <BR> Thu, 31 Dec 2020 19:49:31 EST Winter reading list http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x74944383 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1ca729f5-03f2-41d2-b24c-25204af318a7.jpg"> <BR> <BR> What books are you reading or would you recommend? Winter is a good time to curl up under a warm blanket and catch up on your reading. <BR> Thu, 31 Dec 2020 19:46:55 EST SparkPoints & Rewards http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x74944378 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/82de44fc-22cf-4e02-9a2e-2fbed7ca65e0.png"> <BR> <BR> One habit that many people have trouble changing is the ability to reward our successes no matter how large or small. For the month of January, the challenge is to earn 100+ SparkPoints each day. Spin the wheel, track your food and fitness, take quizzes, read articles and any other activity that strikes your fancy in your quest for 100+ points. If you earn over 100 points, then you must r... Thu, 31 Dec 2020 19:42:31 EST FSC Weight Loss Resort http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x74944372 Welcome to the FSC Resort. It is 2021 and this is the year that we develop new healthy habits. It isn’t all or nothing. It isn’t about perfection. It is about changing our daily habits once and for all. This fully equipped resort not only gives our members a place to come and chat with each other, but also reminds us of our purpose and direction. <BR> <BR> From the discussions on healthy eating…. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8d010c29-c7fd-49fe-aff8-4532c... Thu, 31 Dec 2020 19:40:54 EST Holidays A – Z (game) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x74786354 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5058fc4c-bfc0-4305-a5f1-99d005e1ea3a.jpg"> <BR> <BR> In turn, add a holiday item to the alphabetical list. When you have completed the alphabet, start over with the letter A again. <BR> <BR> To start: <BR> <BR> A = Angels <BR> Mon, 30 Nov 2020 23:15:27 EST Making A List…… http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x74786327 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2728441b-ff2d-4a42-b505-6a3b665bcaa5.jpg"> <BR> <BR> …….Checking it twice. <BR> <BR> Prepare two lists: “Nice To Do For Me" and “Need To Do For You” lists. <BR> <BR> Writing down all that you have to do during the holidays will help you realize how doable your tasks are. Be realistic as to what you put on your lists. Then start tackling one item from each list in turn. For example, after buying gifts for your mom or significant other, take... Mon, 30 Nov 2020 23:10:40 EST Jingle Bell Rocks (game) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x74786317 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6e674f4c-2bb1-4079-a49a-5b8132a1efeb.jpg"> <BR> <BR> In turn, post a line from a Christmas carol/song, and then the next person guesses the name of the carol/song and then posts a line from a different carol/song for the next person to guess, and so on. <BR> <BR> To start: <BR> <BR> "In the meadow we can build a snowman, <BR> Then pretend that he is Parson Brown" <BR> Mon, 30 Nov 2020 23:09:03 EST ‘Tis the Season to be Jolly…Fa La La La La http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x74786305 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/44fa79f4-90d2-4fdb-a5ad-6347eb4bd71c.png"> <BR> <BR> What is making you Jolly this Christmas season? <BR> Mon, 30 Nov 2020 23:07:03 EST Secret Santa http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x74786277 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d3c8d2ca-539b-4878-98f0-a5222c51c395.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>442</em> <em>443</em> <em>445</em> <em>446</em> <em>447</em> <em>446</em> <em>445</em> <em>443</em> <em>442</em> <BR> <BR> Ho! Ho! Ho! It is time for all of Santa's Helpers to get busy before the big day!!! Another holiday tradition here at the FSC is the Annual Secret Santa Challenge! <BR> <BR> <BR> Sign up here if you are willing to spend a couple of days each week playing... Mon, 30 Nov 2020 23:01:51 EST Surviving the Holidays (Sharing Thread) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x74786246 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8069b67a-ed5d-4ee8-82ac-e69e88bd9c07.jpg"> <BR> <BR> (This is our sharing thread) <BR> <BR> Many times we do not take care of ourselves during the holidays because we are too stressed out with all of the shopping, wrapping, parties, decorating, traveling, year-end work, and other tasks on top of our normal everyday activities. <BR> <BR> This is our sharing thread to let us know what you are doing to survive this holiday season. Consider t... Mon, 30 Nov 2020 22:55:36 EST Naughty or Nice Challenge (weight loss challenge) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x74786221 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0fa7a7fa-4cc2-4198-9b28-4717fc1bca62.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Starting Friday, Dec 4th, we will be holding 3 - one week weight loss challenges. The goal is simple – lose weight and you are on the Nice list. Miss your goal and it is the Naughty list for you! <BR> <BR> Each week there will be a different theme. Week #1 will be tracking your nutrition. Week #2 will be tracking your water servings. Week #3 will be tracking your fitness. Each day ... Mon, 30 Nov 2020 22:51:05 EST Reindeer Roundup Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x74786072 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0a1ac017-b050-4e11-a7e2-6f222b6c5308.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This is a group challenge and we need all of our FSC elves to participate! Santa’s reindeer have gone missing again this year. And we all know that Evil Elf Norman must be behind it again! His first ransom note should arrive by December 1st, so come help us save the reindeer and get them back to Santa’s workshop before they are needed on Christmas Eve. It is up to us to save Christmas!! ... Mon, 30 Nov 2020 22:13:30 EST Twelve Days of Christmas Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x74786041 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a0bb0af9-7ee9-4b35-ad4b-62ecdee3c6fc.png"> <BR> <BR> This is a self-directed progressive challenge. <BR> <BR> Starting December 1st – a Twelve Days of Christmas Challenge will be posted and you have two days in which to complete that challenge. Then every two days, a new “Day of Christmas” challenge will be added and again, you will have two days to complete the entire challenge. By Christmas Eve, all twelve days of Christmas challenges w... Mon, 30 Nov 2020 22:06:12 EST New Year, New You http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9964x74785982 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/fbe1aec4-4e62-4a63-a3bb-0ff526ce1556.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Crazy 2020 is coming to an end. What would you all like to do to ring in 2021? Mon, 30 Nov 2020 21:49:21 EST Santa’s Helpers Hotline http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9964x74785966 Don't panic! Let Santa and his helpers know that you need assistance and they will jump right in to help you! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9fa1d1d3-1360-442a-984c-61e1053a106b.jpg"> Mon, 30 Nov 2020 21:46:17 EST Six Pointed Snowflake Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x74785938 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/bf4518ba-fe15-4910-a9a3-35eee8741a45.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Can you earn 100 Six-pointed snowflakes each week in December? Starting Friday, December 4th, we will have 3 one-week challenges. If you can earn at least 600 points to create your 100 six-point snowflakes, you will earn your snowflake goodie each week. Mon, 30 Nov 2020 21:39:14 EST FSC’s Holiday House (Chat Thread) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x74785894 Welcome to our December home for the holidays! We have been busy decorating and hope you find yourself in a festive mood and although distanced, sharing your holiday with your FSC friends. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/447c98eb-9983-465b-9171-578092010306.png"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/133b7d5a-5ffc-41de-b5f4-3f671239537d.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8ceaeb7c-ade1-4fc7-9983-57abc1b1b0d7.jpg"> <B... Mon, 30 Nov 2020 21:32:30 EST Two Twin Belles - Bee & Dee http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x74623997 Two Twin Belles <em>445</em> SW 201 <BR> <BR> Hi Twinnie, <BR> I'm ready for losing pounds instead of gaining. Let's do this thing. Finish strong. <BR> <BR> I was going to ask if you wanted a daily check-in list, but that's sort of the same as Butterball Boot Camp. How about if we post new recipes that's we're trying? How to sneak in veggies? Leave fun challenges for each other? Positive messages? Tips and Tricks? <BR> <BR> We could take a peak at what other teams are doin... Sun, 1 Nov 2020 10:31:20 EST Butterball Busters- Serene & Wendi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x74621779 <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> SW: 361 Sun, 1 Nov 2020 01:12:32 EST Three French Hens - Kim, Cherrie & Laura http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x74621613 Here is our chat thread for the challenge. <BR> <BR> My SW was 293 <BR> <BR> What do we want to do this week? Sun, 1 Nov 2020 00:15:52 EST Thankful for Family in 2020 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x74610471 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d92fc260-cd7f-4731-9f42-1c9656b78d85.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Calling all grandmas, proud parents, stupendous siblings, perky pet owners and all others. <BR> <BR> This is our holiday brag board. In this year of covid – social distancing – we have to savor the time we spend with our families – both human and furry. (sometimes both if hubby is celebrating No Shave November). Post your pics or links to videos. After all, the holidays are meant f... Thu, 29 Oct 2020 22:39:32 EST Tickle my Turkey and Call Me a Giblet http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x74610446 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/654b4c78-6ade-429e-a00e-95732c5272f7.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Come see the funny side of Thanksgiving. <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/22717f3a-a3a9-444d-a791-d030a0fee65c.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Thu, 29 Oct 2020 22:35:08 EST What I’m Grateful For… http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x74610432 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a95b5627-2591-4c62-942b-dc622ba51d24.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Too often, especially this year, we focus on what is going haywire in our lives. This is our chance to take stock what is GOOD in our lives. What are you grateful for today? <BR> Thu, 29 Oct 2020 22:32:10 EST Talking Turkey – Test your knowledge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x74610392 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/846deb76-229d-4545-8539-f8738467a76c.png"> <BR> <BR> As long as we are talking turkey, do you know your stuff(ing)? SP offers a great daily quiz to test your skills. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/games_h<BR>ome.asp </link> Thu, 29 Oct 2020 22:26:16 EST Gobble Stoppers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x74610358 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b9e3758d-7984-42e9-89f5-d650adfacfc0.png"> <BR> <BR> Especially if you are participating in the TNT Challenge, it is important that we track what we are eating and counting our calories/carbs. It is far too easy to let it get away from us during the holidays. Why not get into some good habits before the holidays hit? <BR> <BR> On average, people gain 5 or more pounds over the holidays. Why not get a jump on losing those 5+ pounds instead? ... Thu, 29 Oct 2020 22:20:07 EST Sharing the Holidays with Friends (sharing thread) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x74610345 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7c94e912-f50b-465b-af42-1ae9735ecc50.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> As requested, we are going to keep our sharing thread going through the holidays. <BR> <BR> Speaking of holidays – Happy Halloween! Now say “Trick or Treat” <BR> <BR> Did you say it? If not, say it out loud! Trick or Treat! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> If I got you to do this trick, then I have a treat for you. Head over to my SparkPage and check out my photos. ... Thu, 29 Oct 2020 22:17:53 EST Fowl Play (for TNT Challenge) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x74610327 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/76009e68-e1d6-4e06-bf69-dcfa93faa266.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Are you committing some Fowl Play today? Post your Fowl Play Challenges here. Thu, 29 Oct 2020 22:13:05 EST In The Roost (Weigh-ins & Point Tracking for TNT) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x74610320 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/82c73e41-6c05-480c-bffe-b7d589bcd0de.png"> <BR> <BR> Welcome to the Roost! As the TNT orders dictate - use this thread for tracking points and fulfilling challenges. <BR> <BR> Here is a template for tracking points for Week #1: <BR> <BR> Friday: (n/a in wk #1 – use today’s weigh-in as SW) <BR> In the Roost (2 points): <BR> Turkey Trot (3 points): <BR> At the Feeder (3 points): <BR> Fowl Play (2 points): <BR> Butterball Challenge (occasio... Thu, 29 Oct 2020 22:11:59 EST Turkeys ‘n Training (TNT) Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x74610314 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/94187847-cff4-4bac-b4dc-f2cedf8b1fb6.gif"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Are you ready for boot camp? <BR> <BR> Well, this November, Boot camp is for the birds. Turkey birds that is… <BR> <BR> Welcome to Turkeys ‘N Training! (TNT Challenge) The “turkeys” in the FSC just looked at the calendar and figured out that Thanksgiving is coming up and they are looking to survive this food fest holiday. <BR> <BR> Starting Sunday, November 1st, the TNT Challenge... Thu, 29 Oct 2020 22:09:37 EST Butterball Hotline (Panic Thread) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9964x74610201 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/eb4c793c-11d9-4a76-b45f-17ecd36a2d48.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Are you in a state of panic? Post your question here and a Butterball expert will soon arrive to help you out! Thu, 29 Oct 2020 21:53:29 EST 12 Pounds of Christmas Check-in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x74610169 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7c5e713c-1eb4-4b4b-9b14-257410f5f31c.gif"> <BR> <BR> Ho! Ho! Ho! Teams!!! This is the start of our 12 Pounds of Christmas Team Challenge. The teams are listed below. It is up to you and your team mate to decide how you want to communicate, motivate and support each other in this endeavor. Be sure to give your team a name and post your starting weigh-in (from Oct 30th). It doesn’t matter how or who, the only goal is for the two of you to l... Thu, 29 Oct 2020 21:48:36 EST Poultry Points (SP Points) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x74610094 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ea3ebddd-cd12-425d-8e91-62e749c2cae8.png"> <BR> <BR> Work out your point-earning muscles and see if you can get to 2,000 points or more for the month of November. You will earn a special goodie if you can! Thu, 29 Oct 2020 21:40:02 EST Butterball Barracks (Chat Thread) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x74610076 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d59da3c4-4c29-413e-94b9-ba1adf7f852b.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Welcome to the Butterball Barracks. This is your home for November and a place to come and relax and chat with friends. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6d8e2808-a731-4605-a319-403f292db87c.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/34ec7532-14bd-4f6d-9fd6-753b6a6103da.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6ea4a... Thu, 29 Oct 2020 21:37:01 EST 12 Pounds of Christmas Sign-up by 10/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x74576247 We will be doing the 12 pounds of Christmas weight loss challenge in November/December. We will be starting using the weigh-ins from 10/30 so sign up if you are interested. More details to come, but this will be a buddy challenge. Teams of 2 will compete to lose 12 pounds total by Christmas. <BR> <BR> If you want to partner up with someone specific, please post both you and your buddy at the time you sign up. Otherwise, anyone who hasn't partnered up by 10/29 will be assigned a buddy f... Fri, 23 Oct 2020 20:45:03 EST I am back! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9964x74574049 It has been a long time - I have gained so much weight and now have so many medical issues, but I am back to start a healthy life style and to try to lose some of this weight. My goal for this month is to lose 2 pounds by next Saturday! One day at a time! Glad to be back! Fri, 23 Oct 2020 12:41:32 EST Shrinking Pumpkins (Team 1) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x74457041 Bio team 1 posting thread! <BR> <BR> Please post your starting weights and let's do this!! <em>346</em> <em>147</em> Fri, 2 Oct 2020 10:22:25 EST The Cereal Killers (Team 2) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x74456588 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e1f4aaeb-5547-4840-961d-ec854989b378.png"> <BR> <BR> Welcome to the CK Gang's new hideout. I just know that we are going to be slashing and causing much mayhem on those unwanted pounds this month. Knives at the ready ladies. We have some numbers to slash off our scales! <BR> <BR> Let's do this!! <BR> <BR> <BR> SW: 296 Fri, 2 Oct 2020 09:02:05 EST Scared Silly http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x74447656 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b9146c50-25e5-4bb9-ae4f-618bac9eb719.jpg"> <BR> <BR> "When witches go riding, and black cats are seen, the moon laughs and whispers, 'tis near Halloween." <BR> <BR> <BR> All things creepy. All things spooky. All things Halloween. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a5f63828-86ce-4704-9c5a-f07f888e1284.jpg"> Wed, 30 Sep 2020 20:42:03 EST Scary or Sweet? (game) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x74447647 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/70aab23b-ad4c-4b31-81cd-fed9d4bc4e4f.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This is a freggie game. Post a freggie. The next person will say if that freggie is Scary or Sweet. Then they will post another freggie, and so on and so on…… <BR> <BR> Asparagus <BR> Wed, 30 Sep 2020 20:40:22 EST Crypt Creatures (Sharing Thread) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x74447635 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2f4a777b-557e-40b3-a457-085283075783.png"> <BR> <BR> This is our new home for our sharing thread. Let’s take this time to talk with each other, motivate each other, share ideas and let our secrets out of the crypt. Wed, 30 Sep 2020 20:36:23 EST The Witches Brew http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x74447632 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d91546de-e9bb-4d6d-b51b-e97b8ff22db0.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Calories in, Calories out. It is the mathematical formula to weight loss. No tricks. No spells. No hobgoblins. Just simple math. <BR> <BR> Ask anyone who is or who has lost weight consistently. They will all tell you that tracking their calories was key to knowing where they stood each week on their weight loss. The goal is to be within your calorie range at least 5 days a week. T... Wed, 30 Sep 2020 20:34:59 EST Lizzie Borden Bed & Breakfast http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x74447623 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0cc7ecad-e158-45a4-9c10-a4b18a082869.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Welcome to the Lizzie Borden Bed &amp; Breakfast in Fall River, MA. Odds are you’ve probably heard the story of Lizzie Borden, but you probably haven’t dared to stay in her house yet. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3a99475c-4814-4093-9888-b33ed6f627d5.jpg"> <BR> <BR> But don’t let Lizzie stop you! Come stay with us to see what kind of sleep you can get in Li... Wed, 30 Sep 2020 20:33:09 EST Trick or Treat Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x74447572 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e37875e2-12b2-457d-8689-31fc7183222e.png"> <BR> <BR> Trick or treat….Smell my feet…… <BR> <BR> Well, that wouldn’t be much of a trick or a treat! So instead, starting October 1st, a daily trick will be posted. If you complete that day’s trick, you will earn that day’s treat. <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/56efb81f-9802-48e6-836b-32811a920adc.jpg"> 10/1 <BR> <BR> Today's Trick: Start or continue a jour... Wed, 30 Sep 2020 20:24:01 EST Organizing Thread - BIO Team 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x74447559 Here is your team's organizing thread until you come up with a team name. Wed, 30 Sep 2020 20:21:40 EST Organizing Thread - BIO Team 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x74447552 Here is your team's organizing thread until you come up with a team name. Wed, 30 Sep 2020 20:21:16 EST Bewitching BIO Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x74447547 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/26c1e8db-2490-4f05-952a-3ac8567105aa.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Welcome to the Bewitching BIO Challenge. Two teams competing for the largest percentage of weight loss each week. The starting teams are posted below. If you haven’t signed up yet, post here and we will get you assigned to a team. Each team can decide what their team name will be and how they want to spend the week to encourage each other to lose a few pounds. <BR> <BR> There are organi... Wed, 30 Sep 2020 20:20:22 EST What is happing for the Holidays? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9964x74447521 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c68380fe-03c3-4ea8-8a75-0c1a12d3b8ff.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Yikes! Thanksgiving and Christmas is just around the corner. What are we wanting to do for the final couple of months? Wed, 30 Sep 2020 20:16:11 EST I’m Scared! (Panic Thread) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9964x74447506 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/dd228f9c-51a5-48f1-99ac-87411fc49316.png"> <BR> <BR> Are you in a state of panic? Need help from the Ghouls and Goblins of your FSC teammates? Post here and we will help alleviate those fears. Wed, 30 Sep 2020 20:13:59 EST Spooktacular SparkPoints http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x74447487 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/09c4f0f3-fc7e-4546-98c4-dc15b8485511.jpg"> <BR> <BR> How are you at spinning the SP Wheel. Can you scare up at least 500+ points for the week? Hit that goal by each Friday to win a ghoulish goodie. Wed, 30 Sep 2020 20:11:09 EST Good vs. Evil Emoticons http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x74447479 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8aa8c60c-e087-4602-b1c0-bc6222eaf1c2.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Which are you today? Good or Evil? (post an emoticon) Wed, 30 Sep 2020 20:09:58 EST The Black Cat Café – Come Sit for a Spell http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x74447474 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/bbbee8ce-ef63-48ca-981b-5517ca43cc3f.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Welcome to the Black Cat Café – (our chat thread) We are brewing up some delicious drinks and treats. Come on in. Sit for a spell. Chat with your ghoul friends. Wed, 30 Sep 2020 20:08:57 EST October Haunted BIO Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x74431501 It is time to Bring It On! (BIO) for our haunted October boards. For those not familiar with a BIO challenge, we divide those interested in joining the challenge into 2 groups. Each group will have their own team name and come up with the roles each team member will play to help their group stay on track, stay motivated and lose weight together. Each week, the team that loses the highest percentage of weight wins the weekly challenge. <BR> <BR> Teams will be posted on Thursday, so sign ... Sun, 27 Sep 2020 22:08:19 EST What is happening in September? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x74285207 <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgdufzXvjqw </link> <BR> <BR> One, two, three o'clock, four o'clock, rock (forum) <BR> Five, six, seven o'clock, eight o'clock, rock (forum) <BR> Nine, ten, eleven o'clock, twelve o'clock, rock (forum) <BR> We're gonna rock around the clock tonight. <BR> <BR> We have been transported back to the 50's and we are going to rock around the clock all month long! <BR> <BR> On the General Forum you will find our hangout for the month - The Rockin' Retro Hotel. Af... Tue, 1 Sep 2020 00:51:14 EST Scavenger Hunt http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x74285203 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9fd2c842-6848-443d-aae9-c7c4c34f8756.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This is from the Gratitude Scavenger Hunt. (Thanks to Jules for originally sharing this with us) <BR> <BR> 1. Find something that makes you happy. <BR> <BR> 2. Something to give someone else to make them smile. <BR> <BR> 3. Find one thing that you love to smell. <BR> <BR> 4. Find one thing you enjoy looking at. <BR> <BR> 5. Find something that's your favorite color. <BR> <BR> 6. ... Tue, 1 Sep 2020 00:50:03 EST Coonskin Caps – Fads http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x74285171 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/168a3875-7b3c-4f5c-8f03-34bec0e23488.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Another fad of the fifties, the coonskin cap was made famous by Fess Parker who wore one while playing the role of David Crocket in the 1954 Disney miniseries. The Disney show spurred about $100,000,000 in sales of the coonskin cap. <BR> <BR> Many of us are the kids of the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. What were some fads when you were kids? <BR> Tue, 1 Sep 2020 00:43:59 EST Drive In Movies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x74285162 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/770b86b2-f2b4-4dff-849f-4b26f74ca673.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Even though the first drive-in theater opened in 1933, it wasn't until 1950 that the new concept became a smash among both the young and old, as well as lovers and families. <BR> <BR> This is our movie-sharing thread. If you watch a good movie, or even better, an old movie, let us know what you are watching and if we can find it somewhere like Netflix or HBO. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://p... Tue, 1 Sep 2020 00:40:45 EST Happy Hour! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x74285152 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1b84bc41-1a04-4200-88b7-09b92caef62f.jpg"> <BR> <BR> What are you drinking today? <BR> Tue, 1 Sep 2020 00:36:13 EST Poodle Skirts & Conical Bras http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x74285135 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ad4d73fd-59df-47c0-8cb9-ed86af401e8a.jpg"> <BR> <BR> One of the most memorable and fashionable trends of the 50s era, the poodle skirt was a bright, colorful, long, swingy skirt that hit just below the knees. The fabric used was mostly felt fabric, appliquéd with the image of a small poodle (hence the name "poodle skirt"). Both feminine and fashionable, these skirts were a definite eye catcher. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeopl... Tue, 1 Sep 2020 00:31:11 EST The FSC Beauty Salon – (Sharing Thread) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x74285082 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/fa55ff72-1bdf-4ef0-835d-0ab858c1c0e6.jpg"> <BR> <BR> We all know that if you wanted to know what was happening around town or what your neighbors were up to, a trip to the beauty salon was all that was needed to catch up on the gossip of the day. So don your logos and catch the ladies at the beauty salon up on the news of the day. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5e08ad42-73dd-4323-be53-a7d2e7f09448.jpg"> <BR> Tue, 1 Sep 2020 00:18:27 EST Welcome to the Sock Hop! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x74285073 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/28049038-8d2f-4f94-9445-4e37b333261e.jpg"> <BR> <BR> High school dances of the 50s were typically informal, school-chaperoned events. The teens would remove their shoes and dance in their socks to protect the gymnasium floor. Combined with rock 'n' roll, the liberating feeling of removing shoes while dancing inspirited teens to shake, jitterbug, rattle and roll giving way to a whole new style of dancing. The famous TV dance show "American Ban... Tue, 1 Sep 2020 00:14:55 EST The Hungry Girl Diner http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x74285007 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/267f8fd5-a56c-48e4-b272-5ca304b77d11.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Someone we haven’t really talked about in a long time is Hungry Girl. Hungry Girl is not a nutritionist. She's just hungry! <BR> <BR> Lisa Lillien (a.k.a. Hungry Girl) is a New York Times bestselling author and the creator of the Hungry Girl brand. She is the founder of hungry-girl.com, the free daily email service that entertains and informs hungry people everywhere. Lisa is a typical wo... Mon, 31 Aug 2020 23:54:02 EST 1950s Housewife Weight Loss Plan (challenge) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x74284978 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2d1cd623-3725-4b92-9bfc-02e50538952b.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This will be our weight loss challenge for September. This will be a group challenge. Each Friday, you will post your weigh-in and decide if you will lose 1 pound or 2 pounds for the week. We will then add up the pounds we intend to lose and that will be our team’s goal for the week. AS A TEAM, we will shoot for that number. For example if we have 5 people participating, two people say ... Mon, 31 Aug 2020 23:46:03 EST What is haunting the FSC in October? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9964x74284958 One of our favorite months is just around the corner. What should we do this October? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/87439e79-a7a5-4f60-b52a-9a06f5545536.png"> Mon, 31 Aug 2020 23:39:52 EST Dear Abby http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9964x74284953 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/dcf90f6d-3622-423d-a430-5e4234fa5604.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Did you know that Dear Abby started in 1956? Who better to give advice when you need a little help. <BR> <BR> Post here to learn what our Dear Abbys have to say. Mon, 31 Aug 2020 23:38:06 EST Party On! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x74284858 Let’s make every day a party! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1173fbab-8a08-46f2-bc2c-2c424b7de1ef.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Think about what makes a party and add a little of that to your day. Summer day party? Think lemonade outside while watching the clouds float by. Picnic party? Think lunch in the park. County fair? Think 3 legged race with family. 50’s sock hop party? Do the twist in your bobbie socks. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/g... Mon, 31 Aug 2020 23:18:09 EST The Rockin’ Retro Hotel (Chat Thread) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x74284829 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/71e9fc4b-034b-43bc-8721-4ed00149310a.jpg"> <BR> <BR> If you are into all things 50's, then the Rockin' Retro Hotel is the place to be in September! <BR> <BR> In addition to the cool courtyard, in your room you will find a Cadillac-bed, fireplace, hot tub and in the bathroom you can see the car hood with a sink. Big size movie screen and projector will help you have some pleasure with your lovely films. Who else has a drive-in right in their ... Mon, 31 Aug 2020 23:14:46 EST New Here - Just want to say hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9964x74247498 Hello! <em>524</em> <BR> I just started with SparkPeople yesterday and I'm happy to say I had my first no processed sugar day for as long as I can remember. I was looking around at what teams to join and it looks like this one is pretty active which is what I need! I'm really hoping to make some friends who like me have a lot of weight to lose and try to stay positive. <BR> <BR> Can someone tell me how to make that banner that shows your current stats? I'd love to do that. <BR... Tue, 25 Aug 2020 08:36:10 EST Songs from Musicals A-Z (game) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x74112118 In order, list a song title from a musical. <BR> <BR> A -Angel Eyes (Mamma Mia 2) <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=5EzZ0Ct1c3w </link> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/10cd2b08-134d-438e-a354-0160e861a9f4.jpg"> Sat, 1 Aug 2020 01:00:24 EST Our Last Summer http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x74112103 Before the summer ends – what are you all up to? Challenge yourself to enjoy the last month of the summer. <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=CyUZe8xRNnQ </link> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9450d46c-88ba-45a3-9a52-23015ec126fb.jpg"> Sat, 1 Aug 2020 00:56:24 EST Taking a Chance on Me http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x74112065 This is our daily goal thread. Each day post one goal that you want to accomplish for the next day. It can be anything as long as it is something you strive for and not already part of your every day routines. Then come back the next day and see if you took your chance and completed that goal. Then post a new one. <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzjUnOVdnWk </link> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2b06ff36-085f-4c31-9e13-ffd3d4fda099.jpg"> Sat, 1 Aug 2020 00:49:06 EST Super Troupers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x74112043 Celebrating “woman” power. What do you have to celebrate about yourself today? What are you proud of today? <BR> <BR> Sing your praises here! <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGScDixmUQM </link> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/50b8af96-cb3f-4c7e-a7c6-9d3b4b255419.jpg"> Sat, 1 Aug 2020 00:42:19 EST Andante Andante (sharing thread) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x74112036 Continuing to “write our own songs” <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=4GTjMMYl1T8 </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> Let me know if you need a logo and join in on our sharing thread. Sat, 1 Aug 2020 00:39:31 EST The Mamma Mia! Diet (nutrition) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x74112022 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/afe2c306-a4b1-44f2-b17f-12a183de8d29.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Eat pasta. Enjoy wine. Lose Weight. The secret Italian way to good health. The Mamma Mia! Diet. <BR> <BR> I found this book on Amazon. Part cookbook and part nutritional information. In looking through it, is similar to Mediterranean diets. A lot of the information is common sense items we need to remind ourselves about and we will do our best to make this information work regardle... Sat, 1 Aug 2020 00:35:50 EST Dancing Queen (fitness challenge) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x74112005 What would any musical be without music and dancing? So for our extra fitness challenge (in addition to your normal workout routine) we will start living life as if it is a musical. Turn on the tunes. Grab your hairbrush and sing and dance while you are doing some of your normal daily activities like housework, cooking or just having fun with family. Let’s live the musical within us. <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRoWiTcO7dk </link> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sp... Sat, 1 Aug 2020 00:31:53 EST Here We Go Again (weight loss challenge) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x74111987 Here is our monthly weight loss challenge. Starting August 7th, we will have three 1-week challenges for the highest % of weight loss. If you want in, sign up here. <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=jq_tO6NAlPI </link> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9dafef6e-2717-4252-b739-31afb925d9bc.png"> Sat, 1 Aug 2020 00:28:12 EST What's happening in September? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9964x74111964 What would you like to see in Sept.? Just an FYI – I will be on vacation for the week after Labor Day. <BR> <BR> Sat, 1 Aug 2020 00:22:11 EST S.O.S. (panic thread) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9964x74111959 If you need help, send us an S.O.S. <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=bu9YxTb6gf8 </link> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/74df69ae-463f-43b7-b381-7ada6fd7e25c.png"> Sat, 1 Aug 2020 00:21:09 EST What is happening in August? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x74111930 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f59d1efa-56fd-417f-8a48-ea0b729a3e02.png"> <BR> <BR> This month’s boards is inspired by the Mamma Mia Diet that combines Italian and Mediterranean styles of eating. I’m going to be referencing the book The Mamma Mia! Diet by Dr. Paola Loviseti Scamihorn and Paola Palestini, PhD. Because of this, it seemed natural to move our location to the Greek Islands. Our Dancing Dee inspired another Europe adventure, so why not make it a musical! <BR> ... Sat, 1 Aug 2020 00:15:22 EST It’s Aphrodite! (the Greek Goddess of Love) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x74111865 Did you know that a myth told by local Greeks states that Donna's Inn is on the location of Aphrodite's fountain? Whoever drinks the water of this ancient fountain is meant to find their true love! <BR> <BR> Are you drinking your water today? How many? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/91392871-4ddf-4dc5-aeae-94e9731aebfb.jpg"> Fri, 31 Jul 2020 23:59:26 EST Welcome to Kalokairi! (chat thread) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x74111834 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7a672459-0eac-46db-ad29-1019e724c10a.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/bd38b1c3-894c-4ddc-8581-75712938849c.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4a5a4f0e-cce2-46bd-af4b-30e406a857a1.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Welcome to the Greek Islands. Settle into our resort and greet your friends for a chat. Did you know that the movie was filmed in Skiathos and Skopelos? We will explore these islands ov... Fri, 31 Jul 2020 23:53:57 EST Tickle me silly http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x73932845 Daily joke thread <BR> <BR> What is tickling you today? <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/699db7f2-3a4c-4bdd-bef2-56db2f0001a3.jpg"> <BR> Wed, 1 Jul 2020 00:48:47 EST Finding Summer Fun http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x73932827 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3d824ca9-4aaa-420a-95fe-cc1e684f789a.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Ideas &amp; activities to keep us active and having fun while still socially distancing. What are you finding to do to put LIFE back into your life. Wed, 1 Jul 2020 00:43:13 EST Chasing Cupcakes: Book Club http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x73932812 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/babca64d-7687-4c05-a023-fb2abad7afbe.jpg"> <BR> <BR> If you have the book, Chasing Cupcakes, we will be discussing this book. We will be touching on a chapter every day or two so be prepared. You can read ahead when you have time. Looking forward to our discussion of this book. <BR> <BR> For this first day - start reading. We will start our discussion on Chapter 1 tomorrow. <BR> Wed, 1 Jul 2020 00:37:55 EST Freedom to Celebrate http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x73932796 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2fd35e82-2164-41e1-baf6-391f890fab83.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Celebrate life – songs, dancing, rewards, positive affirmations, self-esteem. What are you celebrating today? What's making you happy? <BR> <BR> Wed, 1 Jul 2020 00:34:14 EST Freedom to Sleep http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x73932788 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5ae6eade-8aad-4dd8-9941-51124b215ac2.png"> <BR> <BR> Are you getting enough? Plan on increasing your sleep time, if needed, this month. Can you average more per night by the end of the month? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b2f593b2-1e78-4535-8aa7-8d3b2d0b3be6.png"> Wed, 1 Jul 2020 00:31:57 EST Freedom to Eat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x73932781 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1c11a485-a162-4b4c-bf9b-699bbe133c31.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Welcome to the summer farmers markets, good meal plans, BBQ and fresh eating. No matter what your eating program, eating fresh freggies and protein can make your plates healthier, more colorful and definitely tastier. Share what you are eating - new recipes - new products - cooking tips - etc. Wed, 1 Jul 2020 00:28:20 EST Facts of Life Challenge – Sharing Thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x73932776 Welcome to our sharing thread. Hope you saved your logos. Keep posting your facts of life. When we share, we do better. What’s happening in your life today? <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6c9ae7da-5c88-415b-be6e-9ef9d02e78fa.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I'm still crazy......But I'll tell you all about it this month. Wed, 1 Jul 2020 00:24:30 EST All Walks of Life Challenge -- (RW&B) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x73932758 This will be our daily activity thread showing off our red, white and blue patriotism. There will be 3 challenges every day. Red challenge will be some type of a fitness challenge. The White challenge will be a nutrition challenge. The Blue challenge will be misc. challenges. <BR> <BR> This will be a self-directed challenge. You are free to do any or all of the challenges. If needed, modify any challenge necessary to fit within your current abilities. Consider these as challenges to i... Wed, 1 Jul 2020 00:21:48 EST New Lease on Life Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x73932738 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/361a0d80-b602-4c81-98e2-d51d954ef035.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This will be our weight loss challenge for this month. We will have weigh-ins each Friday starting on July 3rd. Weekly winners will be based on % of weight loss each week. Look how good we did in June. Let’s lighten up our lives this month with even more weight loss. <BR> <BR> Post SW on Friday! Wed, 1 Jul 2020 00:16:04 EST What's happening in August? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9964x73932710 Can you believe we are just a month away from August? <BR> <BR> Here is a place to post thoughts for what we will do next month. Wed, 1 Jul 2020 00:11:51 EST What is happening in July http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x73932681 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7a497830-2287-4608-bac2-d69cbfe53ea4.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Welcome to the July threads. It will mostly be a continuation of many threads we are having success with the past couple of months. Why mess with perfection? <BR> <BR> In addition to our weight loss challenge, there is a red, white and blue challenge and a sleep thread to remind us to get a good night's sleep. <BR> <BR> Back again is our sharing thread, food thread, daily happiness th... Wed, 1 Jul 2020 00:07:15 EST FSC Splarklers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x73932655 <em>283</em> <em>283</em> <em>283</em> <em>283</em> <em>232</em> <em>283</em> <em>283</em> <em>283</em> <em>283</em> <BR> <BR> What is Sparking your life today? Say it with an emoticon. Tue, 30 Jun 2020 23:59:05 EST Land of the Free and Home of the Brave (chat) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x73932650 I was trying to come up with a theme and threads that would be most beneficial to the team. What occurred to me was how much this team has broken out of past stalemates and is progressing forward. There is a renewed energy and heightened motivation to really start making a difference in each of our lives. Life, Liberty and Pursuit of Happiness seemed to fit. <BR> <BR> We are finding a new way to have a life again. We could let it bring us down, however, we have found our brave selves t... Tue, 30 Jun 2020 23:57:09 EST Memories http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x73756404 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9465a1e5-267d-4f7a-bed3-e6031cc61757.jpg"> <BR> <BR> How good is your memory? In turn post a statement that begins with “Do you remember….” <BR> <BR> Ex. Do you remember wearing rainbow toe socks? <BR> <BR> <BR> Do you remember ever using an outhouse? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/feacd0a9-791f-499a-9a75-ac3a277b877d.jpg"> Sat, 30 May 2020 00:24:14 EST Questions Only http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x73756387 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5c079b82-cebc-47e6-9cb6-257da27c0ce8.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Some of you may have seen this game on Whose Line Is It Anyway. You are only allowed to answer the previous question with another question. <BR> <BR> Example: <BR> <BR> Person#1: How much exercise should I be doing? <BR> Person#2: Didn't Mary tell you how much to do? <BR> Person#3: Didn't Mary move to Alaska? <BR> etc........ <BR> <BR> <BR> Let’s start with this question: <BR>... Sat, 30 May 2020 00:20:48 EST Belly Laughs or Belly Flops? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x73756385 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f5a2d8a1-d630-4cc9-9b2d-3265ca9b1f12.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Post what it tickling your funny bone today. Sat, 30 May 2020 00:18:47 EST Happy Daze http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x73756381 What is making your day happy? <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/081b0d0c-0bbf-4ac4-8786-e357127d2f1a.jpg"> Sat, 30 May 2020 00:17:17 EST Flavors of Summer http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x73756377 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/fbd04575-61ac-41e1-8655-b87bd0999771.jpg"> <BR> <BR> We all are on different diet tracts, whether you are using carbs or fats for fuel, WW, Noom, etc. Sharing what we are eating, new products we are trying, even funny hubby chatter, this is the place to let it spill. Farmer’s Markets are opening back up. Grill season is here. So let’s eat healthy. Eat for our meal plans and share our wisdoms with our sassy sisters. Sat, 30 May 2020 00:16:14 EST Share and Share Alike http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x73756372 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2dbad917-d1b4-43ee-be1c-ac84dfd5a9d4.png"> <BR> <BR> I hope you have your banners at the ready. This is our new sharing thread for June. <BR> <BR> We all have been so much more active and sharing our stories with our FSC friends has been more motivating and encouraging then we have seen in a while. Let’s not stop now. This month is about us coming together for friendship and fun. We will always be there for each other. What else are fr... Sat, 30 May 2020 00:14:29 EST Hitting the Track http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x73756356 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5cd9825d-525e-49bc-a0c4-2c5d96694372.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Are you ready to hit the track? You don’t need your running shoes. You need your trackers (or journals). This is where we keep our tracking skills going in June. Remember, those who lose the most weight and usually keeps it off, tracks what they are eating. <BR> <BR> So let’s track! Where and how is up to you. Let us know how you are doing keeping your numbers on track. <BR> Sat, 30 May 2020 00:11:16 EST Beach Blanket Bingo http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x73756353 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5677c5cb-11bd-4e80-aa05-6180bd57c4db.jpg"> <BR> <BR> We have the beach so let’s play BINGO! This challenge will incorporate the following BINGO card. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/08d7268a-db91-4020-9bc2-c7c48c3287c0.png"> <BR> <BR> Starting Saturday, June 1st, each day, you can complete ONE square on the BINGO card. <BR> <BR> The first square (FREE SPACE) is on us. After that you have to choose one square th... Sat, 30 May 2020 00:10:05 EST Wiggle & Giggle the Weight Away http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x73756335 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/418aa9e2-4f2f-484a-b0c1-73d568533704.jpg"> <BR> <BR> We got the wiggles and you’ve got the giggles. What better way to lose weight! This is our weekly Weigh-In thread to see who can lose the most weight each week. The weigh-ins on May 31st will serve as our SW for this first week. If you didn’t participate, post your SW today. <BR> <BR> Let’s see how much weight we can wiggle off in June. <BR> Sat, 30 May 2020 00:05:18 EST What's happening in July? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9964x73756327 A place to leave thought and ideas for next month. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/68122cf4-6703-4427-9a60-b3877ec3abdf.jpg"> Sat, 30 May 2020 00:01:51 EST Panic Thread. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9964x73756318 Have an issue? Let us help! <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/01ce9ce2-e90b-43b8-8650-f46fa7792c57.jpg"> Fri, 29 May 2020 23:57:51 EST What's happening in June? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x73756315 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9330bba2-3141-499d-a406-90af3fba6ca7.png"> <BR> <BR> Have you laughed so hard that your sides ached? Didn’t realize you were exercising your core muscles, did you? <BR> <BR> That is what June is all about. Coming together with your FSC friends and getting social again. We can’t physically be in the same room, however, we are on the same journey. And there is no virus here on our threads. Here, we can live it up and let loose. <BR> <BR... Fri, 29 May 2020 23:56:40 EST Summer Lovin’ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x73756304 What emoticon best represents what you are lovin’ today? <BR> <BR> <em>84</em> <em>84</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/208d35eb-c3a4-41b9-b810-4a08e246e3c7.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Fri, 29 May 2020 23:53:03 EST Online Socializing at the FSC’s Summer Bash http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x73756287 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c506e193-cb22-46c3-8b54-6e693e40e890.jpg"> <BR> <BR> We’ve all felt the frustrations of social distancing. We did our part in Maldives last month. It is now time to open the FSC back up and take advantage of our ability to socialize at the FSC’s Summer Bash. There are several activities happening at the Bash this year including, weight loss, story sharing, living life and a whole lot of laughter. <BR> <BR> As requested, We’ve moved from th... Fri, 29 May 2020 23:46:54 EST Exercise and back pain http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9964x73682554 Hello everyone, I'm new to this forum, but not new to SparkPeople. I've lost count of the amount of times I've started over trying to loose weight. I hope this time I can really achieve my weight loss goal. I'm hoping to find inspiration to exercise and eat healthily. I notice now that my 'core muscles' are weak, and when I walk my lower back hurts, so, I know I need to exercise regularly and gradually build up. During the Covid-19 lock-down I have not been exercising at all at home, and th... Sun, 17 May 2020 06:34:20 EST Apart yet Practically Speechless http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x73587564 This is a game of one word movie titles. In turn, post another movie title that just has 1 word in it. Let’s see how much we can say with only one word. <BR> <BR> <BR> Jaws <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/99895ad2-df8e-459f-8d82-3e57e74c81e1.jpg"> <BR> Thu, 30 Apr 2020 23:55:19 EST Apart yet Giggling http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x73587548 Let’s keep the funnies coming. Share whatever gives you the giggles today. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a932e3f2-23dc-4ff6-b5fe-713cdee22ba0.bmp"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Thu, 30 Apr 2020 23:52:32 EST Apart yet Searching http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x73587534 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c0db870e-5f34-442b-a018-03fe54bd1def.jpg"> <BR> <BR> When was the last time you went on a scavenger hunt? (Besides the egg hunt on FSC) In this game, the previous person will ask you to look for something. Once you located it, post where you found it and then ask the next person in line to find a different object. <BR> <BR> Example: <BR> <BR> Person #1 – Find a funnel <BR> Person #2 – found one in my garage. Find a bow. <BR> Person #3 – f... Thu, 30 Apr 2020 23:50:09 EST Apart yet Drinking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x73587498 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a7023b8b-29a5-4136-87a7-589e88157ef4.png"> <BR> <BR> Like a broken record – are you getting in your water today? This is usually one of the first goals that we aimed for when we first started SP. Seemed like the easiest habit to change and track. Yet time goes by and we find ourselves reaching more often for a diet soda or a calorie-laden coffee drink. Or worse yet, we just forget to hydrate all together. <BR> <BR> We are going to be su... Thu, 30 Apr 2020 23:44:37 EST Apart yet Goal Centered http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x73587460 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8ad6efd4-60f6-489b-b00c-a77444faae8b.png"> <BR> <BR> Ask around. Anyone who is having success at losing weight will tell you the secret of their success – tracking, tracking, tracking. <BR> <BR> We worry about our states lifting the bans too soon and we don’t want to go back to the offices or restaurants or gyms. Even grocery shopping is an ordeal. One of the ways that would make us more comfortable is widespread testing. If you are test... Thu, 30 Apr 2020 23:37:56 EST Apart yet Sharing http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x73587413 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/20eeb06f-18c2-4bda-a2e9-6d56cf1d1e5a.png"> <BR> <BR> This is Laura’s Crazy Keto Life’s new home. From this point I’ll be sharing my journey, thoughts, insights, product reviews, tips and tricks. I encourage anyone else who would like to do the same to jump on in and share what they are doing here as well. If you plan on doing that, let me know and I’ll create a header graphic for you to use. You do not need to post every day but do keep us... Thu, 30 Apr 2020 23:29:50 EST Apart yet still KISSing http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x73587395 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7a6786e7-b657-4d5c-905d-0137055ceca4.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It doesn’t take too long to read the posts each day to realize the kind of hectic lives we live and how quickly that can derail our best laid plans, especially in the kitchen. This thread is focused on KISSing in the kitchen. Keep It Simple Sweetie! We do not need big elaborate dinners. And somedays a microwave and paper plates are all that you have the energy to muster. That’s ok! The... Thu, 30 Apr 2020 23:27:08 EST Apart yet Active http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x73587310 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/589aa9c6-9d76-4991-8938-c04b9b526322.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Look around you. While your universe may seem small, there is still a whole world of fun and adventure to be discovered. We miss a lot of our normal activities, but I think if you look outside the box a bit, those activities are still there. We just need to find a different path to get there. <BR> <BR> Each week, 7 activities will be posted and each week you should accomplish at least ... Thu, 30 Apr 2020 23:15:50 EST Apart yet Losing Together http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x73587218 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ab282f4c-085f-4d3a-8781-047e54a9f245.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Many of you may be feeling the weight of the crisis weighing you down. The boards this month will be about lightening the stress and boredom so our challenge this month is the simplest it can be. In the tradition of our BIO challenges of past, the entire challenge is to be the person that has the greatest percentage of weight loss for the week/month. Post your weekly weigh-ins (in whole n... Thu, 30 Apr 2020 23:03:54 EST June Ideas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9964x73587159 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1a9ea099-91b7-4119-bad8-bbef56015525.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It is never too early to be thinking about next month’s theme/boards. Use this thread as a place to catch those thoughts throughout the month. <BR> Thu, 30 Apr 2020 22:54:49 EST Phone-a-Friend (helpline) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9964x73587154 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4dc5deff-07ff-4853-8a03-3567ea10f6e0.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Need some help? Our helpline is open! <BR> Thu, 30 Apr 2020 22:53:53 EST What’s Happening in May http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x73587140 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d3b8e1d5-f028-4195-8258-4e872616ab96.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Are you digging our new villas for the next month? Not a bad way to have to socially distance. The theme for this month is Apart yet Together. Our “norms” have been turned upside down so The boards will reflect how we can change our norms to something positive this month. <BR> <BR> Challenge-wise, there is only one this month – losing weight. The rest of the threads are for education, d... Thu, 30 Apr 2020 22:52:08 EST SparkPoints Mini-Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x73587134 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/505df597-ac63-46b0-819b-8594d4e269c1.jpg"> <BR> <BR> We all love to spin the wheel each day. So let’s put our spin to work. Spin the daily wheel. Whatever the first/only digit of your spin is, complete the mini-challenge associated with that number (see below). If you earn a bonus spin, do a bonus mini-challenge for that spin too! So if you spin and get a 3 – do #3. If you spin and get a 20 – do #2. If you win a prize instead of a numbe... Thu, 30 Apr 2020 22:50:33 EST FSC Villas – Apart yet Together http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x73587031 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/26d97fa9-a933-4645-8c0f-c07cb9613c03.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Are you tired of your house yet? Well, pack you bags ladies. There is a private jet waiting to whisk you off to Maldives for the month of May. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4b443a2d-4026-4f6e-add3-053599f20e21.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Now where is Maldives you may ask? The Maldives is a small island nation in South Asia, located in the Arabian Sea of the Indian Ocean... Thu, 30 Apr 2020 22:27:23 EST Need everyone's help on this http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x73572898 I'm working on something for our May boards on Friday and need as big of a list as possible of activities that you are unable to do because of the lock downs. I know what the top of Brenda's and Kim's list, but let's see how long of a list we can come up with by Thursday. I'll start with a few of easy ones. I was going to put shopping on that list, but I'd like you all to add specific types of shopping that you are missing. Let's keep this running list going. Add as many and you can thin... Tue, 28 Apr 2020 15:04:38 EST Message Removed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x73481143 Message Removed Sun, 12 Apr 2020 14:34:38 EST Foolish Friends - AF Team #1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x73444077 Transfer your postings here! <BR> <BR> SW 230 <BR> <BR> Water - 9+ <BR> Fitness - +15 min a day <BR> Calories - 1760 - 2110 <BR> Reward - New nail polish color <BR> <BR> Point Totals - <BR> Fri - 7 <BR> Sat - 10 <BR> Sun - 20 foolishness <BR> Mon - <BR> Tue - <BR> Wed - <BR> Thu - Sun, 5 Apr 2020 23:28:30 EST Homebound Hotties - AF Team 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x73426614 Here is a thread for Team 2 to get organized. Good luck! <BR> <BR> Team: <BR> Wendi <BR> Sue <BR> Kim <BR> Laura Thu, 2 Apr 2020 21:25:00 EST Organizing Thread - AF Team 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x73426605 Here is a thread for Team 1 to get organized. Good luck! <BR> <BR> Team: <BR> Jill <BR> Dee <BR> Brenda <BR> Jules Thu, 2 Apr 2020 21:24:00 EST Who’s the Fool? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x73415383 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/48d23db7-039b-4ac2-82ad-25a41e7d1599.jpg"> <BR> <BR> We all have some extra time on our hands. Getting cabin fever yet? Put that to good use and start snapping those selfies. Post notes or your selfies or pics of the fun things you do in April, even if it is just you making a silly face in the mirror. Let’s dwell on the positive things in our lives that make getting up each morning worth the effort. <BR> Tue, 31 Mar 2020 23:56:39 EST Funny Bones! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x73415331 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b97b7dcc-39e9-4c4d-8c23-47a110207be5.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Post anything here that strikes your funny bone! <BR> Tue, 31 Mar 2020 23:51:09 EST The Annual FSC Easter Egg Hunt http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x73415324 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/84002653-02a0-45ae-b290-f02f880e348f.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Every year, the silly Easter Bunny conducts an Easter Egg Hunt on the boards of the FSC. A dozen eggs are hidden to see who the clever members are each year that have the tenacity to find all twelve. The hunt will starts today so get hopping. Those eggs won’t find themselves. If you are new to the hunt, don’t get discouraged. Some will be easy. Others will be a little harder. <BR> <... Tue, 31 Mar 2020 23:50:21 EST Spring Fling! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x73415320 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4a3cfdab-e4fb-4daf-a8a7-6719c3d0af3f.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Since we are stuck in our homes, now is great time for those Spring cleaning and clutter-removal projects. <BR> <BR> For instance, does your car need to be cleaned or straightened? How about your closet? Your room? Your office at work? Is there a box you've been meaning to go through or does the kitchen cabinet need more room those holiday decorations? Well, THIS is the month! What better... Tue, 31 Mar 2020 23:48:35 EST Fountain of Youth http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x73415286 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/084c1805-416d-4b6e-bc0b-d5baa4ae2558.jpg"> <BR> <BR> People spend rivers of dollars on beauty products, not knowing that water is the actual fountain of youth and beauty! <BR> <BR> Four beauty benefits associated with proper hydration and that consumers should be aware of are: rejuvenating skin, improving dark circles around the eyes, decreasing fatigue, and preventing acne. <BR> <BR> Most people know that our bodies are largely made of wat... Tue, 31 Mar 2020 23:34:57 EST Dirty Lazy Keto http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x73415279 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/dce20e75-d269-4beb-b07b-737735dba032.png"> <BR> <BR> This will be the thread I’ll be using in conjunction of letting you know what I’m doing on my Ketosis Diet Program. DISCLAIMER: I am a part of a program that is working on diabetes reversal. I will be under constant daily medical care and especially for diabetics, bringing your metabolism into ketosis should be closely monitored as certain medications you may take could cause blood sugars... Tue, 31 Mar 2020 23:33:33 EST Footloose and Fancy Free http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x73415260 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/febbb689-ab6b-41aa-a46f-c2a09005a7bf.png"> <BR> <BR> This is a self-described fitness challenge to see how many fun trophies you can earn in April. Follow these directions to participate in this challenge: <BR> <BR> 1. Set a daily fitness goal. It can be # of steps, fitness minutes, miles walked, songs danced, etc. <BR> <BR> 2. Take your daily goal number and multiply it by 3. That is your target goal to earn a trophy. For example, i... Tue, 31 Mar 2020 23:28:29 EST Healthopoly Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x73415239 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4b1036c7-3ebf-4fbe-94f0-25fdd9a4a956.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Do you like playing Monopoly? We kind of had some fun changing that game to use during April Foolishness month. We have brought back the FSC’s Healthopoly Game! You will need 1 dice to play this game. (If you don’t have one, put numbers 1 – 6 into a hat and draw your “dice roll” daily) Here is the game board: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7044958b-b7dc-4f55... Tue, 31 Mar 2020 23:19:51 EST April Foolishness Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x73415204 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0b513671-6477-4566-ab9b-1e102976a8df.png"> <BR> <BR> April Foolishness – team weight loss challenge. <BR> <BR> Join in the foolish fun! Sign up today! It is time once again for some April foolishness to come to the FSC. Two teams will be competing to see who can have the highest percentage of weight loss each week. There will be daily team challenges and of course our weekend acts of foolishness to keep the teams lively and losing. Tea... Tue, 31 Mar 2020 23:09:46 EST Call me Crazy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9964x73415126 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/31f7c62d-6f5d-4452-9ad5-421055f02745.png"> <BR> <BR> What’s in a name? <BR> Hi! I’m Laura. But is that really my name??? Legally – yes. But not when it comes to April Foolishness! Every day post your foolish name based on your day. Use your imagination. If you had a calm day, your foolish name might be Serenity. If you had a hair-on-fire crazed day, your foolish name may be Hazzie Crazy. Perhaps you forgot your keys, ran back in the h... Tue, 31 Mar 2020 22:51:04 EST Clueless? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9964x73415111 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c158c5a1-f367-4c81-8998-d9e592f81436.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Feeling Clueless? Post here and your besties will be here to help you out. <BR> Tue, 31 Mar 2020 22:45:31 EST Just for Fun http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x73415093 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a5dc682a-989d-4423-a657-05e45f744357.png"> <BR> <BR> Watch this thread every day for something….Just for Fun. <BR> Tue, 31 Mar 2020 22:41:18 EST SparkPoint Streaking! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x73415078 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9dc71954-6a89-44a5-9af6-ae820ab9a3bc.png"> <BR> <BR> Let’s go streaking! Spin the wheel, do your tracking, read those articles, or whatever else it takes to earn more SP points than you earned yesterday. The streak is the number of days in a row where you earned more points than the previous day. Have a day with less points and your streak ends and you have to start a new streak. <BR> <BR> Who can have the longest streak this month? <BR>... Tue, 31 Mar 2020 22:37:46 EST Socially Distanced FSC's Foolish Village http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x73415063 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/273c9d28-75eb-44cb-9746-1cdde23e4f34.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Who says we can’t be socially distanced and still show our annual foolishness? <BR> <BR> Welcome to our new FSC Foolish Village. We may be separated, but we will still find ways to stay connected. Find your spot. Turn on your Wi-Fi and lets have some foolish fun! <BR> Tue, 31 Mar 2020 22:34:24 EST FSC Zoom Meeting Information! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x73380208 If you are going stir crazy at home and want to chat with your FSC friends, join us this Friday, March 27th at 8:00 EST / 7:00 CST / 6:00 MST / 5:00 PST (pick your time zone) <BR> <BR> Jill will be hosting our session this Friday. Thanks for setting this up. <BR> <BR> To join, make sure that you have signed up for Zoom. Here is the link: <BR> <BR> <link>zoom.us/ </link> <BR> <BR> Click the button for "Sign up for Free" and follow the directions. When you are done, Zoom will e-mail... Wed, 25 Mar 2020 23:24:08 EST Princess Power http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x73242548 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3bbb27b6-4b28-4f72-a9fe-efbc9fd20381.jpg"> <BR> <BR> We all have our inner princess yearning to bust free and twirl in our skirts. Turn on the music and twirl around throughout your day. Whistle, dance, feel free. Let your princess power put that spring into your step! <BR> <BR> Share a tune to help get our skirts twirling! (Maybe we can entice Dee to twirl with us) <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOYZaiDZ7BM </link>... Sat, 29 Feb 2020 19:53:58 EST The Green of Spring http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x73242533 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5d082a69-f51c-4e58-a6b3-2eb70fa91f6c.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Are you tired of the snow white of winter? Ready for the blossoms to start teasing us about spring and summer months fast approaching? Let us know what you are seeing in your area throughout the month. Are your tulips peeking through? Did you see your first robin today? Whatever gives you that hint of Spring that brightens your day and fills it with color! <BR> Sat, 29 Feb 2020 19:50:17 EST Friends Forever http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x73242524 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/62c49ca4-3da1-47d4-950c-1dec299f212f.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Do you have those friends that can talk about anything with each other or share tips and recipes with? Here is just the place for that type of sharing with your FSC friends. <BR> <BR> Posts thoughts, tips, advice, support, recipes, new products, or even random thoughts here. <BR> Sat, 29 Feb 2020 19:47:32 EST Snow White’s Water Tracker http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x73242511 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/cb01a37b-080b-4de2-a037-3ca95126a915.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Use the link below to join Snow White in tracking your daily water servings! <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>sparkppl.com/HW8fb </link> Sat, 29 Feb 2020 19:44:14 EST Snow White’s Fitness Tracker http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x73242502 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a48eecb5-2913-4756-83f9-aed7a70cf280.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Use the link below to join Snow White in tracking your daily fitness minutes! <BR> <BR> <link>sparkppl.com/kqsks </link> Sat, 29 Feb 2020 19:42:55 EST Snow White’s Freggie Tracker http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x73242486 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/63eb6a98-8c7e-440b-bc9d-f241a7400ba2.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Use the link below to join Snow White in tracking your daily Freggie servings! <BR> <BR> <link>sparkppl.com/lK0j2 </link> Sat, 29 Feb 2020 19:40:34 EST "oh my...this will never do!" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x73242480 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b7f77d6f-0bf7-431e-b0ea-5de6922eb4ae.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Just whistle while you work <BR> And cheerfully together we can tidy up the place. <BR> So hum a merry tune, it won't take long, <BR> When there's a song, to help you set the pace. <BR> <BR> <BR> I know that housework may not be your favorite thing to do, but it doesn't get done by itself. Raise your hand if you find that you are more successful at sticking to your goals if your house, yo... Sat, 29 Feb 2020 19:38:33 EST Creating A Happily Every After http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x73242415 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a779e0e6-1cdc-44bb-bbd4-895539abafc0.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This is a continuation of our motivational journaling/artwork challenge. Follow the daily instructions, complete the challenge of the day and add to your artwork/journal. <BR> <BR> March 1 <BR> <BR> Word of the Day: March <BR> <BR> Challenge: Start your March journaling/artwork project by deciding what you want to focus on this month. Think about what you may need to do to prepare to ... Sat, 29 Feb 2020 19:23:10 EST Snow White Weight Loss Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x73242391 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/97069849-da50-4eb3-9247-e22d9d60fe6e.png"> <BR> <BR> We have a little twist to this month’s weight loss challenge. All because of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Snow White is keeping those Dwarfs on their toes, eating healthier, working out and taking better care of themselves. So in this challenge, starting March 6th, we will weigh in every Friday to see how much weight we can lose in March. In addition to our weekly weigh-ins, there wi... Sat, 29 Feb 2020 19:16:44 EST April Foolishness http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9964x73242362 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a7f90f6d-0661-4eaa-892d-a2330a6e542f.jpg"> <BR> <BR> You all know that next month is time for some April Foolishness. If you have any foolishly fun idea for threads or challenges, post them here! Sat, 29 Feb 2020 19:11:44 EST March Updates http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x73242335 Hi everyone! I hope you don't mind if I brush off an old theme for our March boards. Since we are trying to get back to basics, these threads should do well to zero in on the basic items we should be doing to work on changing our habits. As we did last month, pick and choose the threads you will do to FOCUS your efforts instead of trying to be perfect in every one of the threads. <BR> <BR> The threads can be self-directed so you will be able to modify each to fit your current needs for p... Sat, 29 Feb 2020 19:06:53 EST Hi Ho! Hi Ho! It’s off to work we go… http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x73242219 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/40b06237-d259-431d-ba5b-73812f890eab.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Everyday we spin the SP Wheel to earn more SparkPoints. But how hard are you working to earn even more points? Can you break 100 each day? Sat, 29 Feb 2020 18:45:46 EST Snow White’s Cottage – Chat Thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x73242214 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3a7ec191-cdd1-46ce-87e2-8413cbc8fbea.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Snow White found a fresh start within the walls of the Seven Dwarf’s Cottage. While the Dwarves were at the mine, Snow White could concentrate on living the life she wanted. Come on in. Chat with all of your friends. <BR> Sat, 29 Feb 2020 18:44:53 EST Love Story (game) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x73076898 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d00c28f7-969d-48eb-a1c0-5faf399638bb.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This is a take on the movie/actor game. Post a leading man (love interest) from a chick flick and the next person guesses the title of the movie and posts another leading man from another chick flick and so on. <BR> <BR> Example: <BR> 1st: Richard Gere <BR> 2nd: Pretty Woman, <BR> Mark Ruffalo <BR> 3rd: 13 Going on 30 <BR> Patrick Swayze <BR> <BR> And so on. <BR> <BR> Let’s start wit... Sat, 1 Feb 2020 01:47:15 EST Love the Alternatives http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x73076891 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b604b22e-c821-4ac7-b1c8-da5a51b504ef.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Do you have any great trade-outs you would like to share? Using broth to help flavor your rice? Using newspaper to wash your mirrors? Using water jugs instead of hand weights? Any suggestions on any subject are welcome. What alternatives have you discovered that were game changers for you? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6e2d70e0-9099-4e5e-a839-b24365011165.j... Sat, 1 Feb 2020 01:44:57 EST I Love SparkPeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x73076863 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9d7fc2ab-7a08-498c-9486-9b5919da42b4.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Do you love the resources here on SP? This is a thread for all members to challenge themselves to look at the various elements of SP and sharing your finds here on this thread. It could be a recipe, a fitness video, an article, something on your SparkPage or a challenge offered up by SP. Let’s take a tour around the site to see what we may need to brush up on. <BR> Sat, 1 Feb 2020 01:36:25 EST Love a Weight Loss Buddy? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x73076858 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b3234520-6a68-410a-bc55-c3c78b407c7c.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It has been awhile since we did a buddy thread. We do support each other as a full group, however, sometimes it can be more helpful to have one buddy to chat with and talk through the ups and downs we go through on this journey. <BR> <BR> If you would like to connect with one buddy that will partner up with you this month to keep each other on track, post here. We will make sure that ev... Sat, 1 Feb 2020 01:34:49 EST Love a Little Leap? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x73076853 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/fff1225c-e99f-46a7-87a5-ccc7dced78c0.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Use this thread to post your next mini-goal and keep everyone posted on your progress. A good mini-goal would be one that can be completed in a week or two and is easily measurable. Eating better is not specific enough – eating 4-5 servings of veggies each day for one week would be a smart and obtainable mini-goal. In addition to your mini-goal, post what your reward will be once you achi... Sat, 1 Feb 2020 01:31:09 EST Love is the Word… http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x73076852 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/50a4b8de-fa84-46d3-a348-54c30db1d00b.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Since this was a popular addition to our journaling, we will be continuing the motivational word of the day. Check in to see what each day’s word will be for February. <BR> <BR> <BR> February 1 <BR> <BR> Word of the Day: Start <BR> <BR> Challenge: Continue or start your journal. Think about what you will track, if it is a notebook you write in or a fun journal complete with stickers.... Sat, 1 Feb 2020 01:27:42 EST I Love Food – nutrition challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x73076803 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/14a603e5-6f16-4ab8-91ed-0d129a20673e.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I think that I can safely say that we all love food. What we need to focus on is what food we are loving. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b45567cc-156d-43a6-923a-a14cbcc11b50.jpg"> <BR> <BR> We talk a lot about eating whole, unprocessed food. That is the purpose of this thread. We started journals last month and should continue to use our journals or the SP ... Sat, 1 Feb 2020 01:10:21 EST Leap of Love – fitness challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x73076748 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e903a0ed-c632-4252-a079-a9785fdbe539.png"> <BR> <BR> It is time to take a leap into the love of fitness. <BR> <BR> We all know that cardio exercise is good for weight loss and fat burning, but did you also know that cardio can help you sleep better, improve your brain function, increase your bone density and help alleviate depression? Just 30 minutes per day 3 times a week can help you reap all of these benefits! <BR> <BR> At the beginning... Sat, 1 Feb 2020 00:58:02 EST I Love Me Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x73076688 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/12ae828b-7633-42d4-9d6b-32f6c690330b.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This is our weight loss challenge for February. Starting February 7th, we will have 3 weekly challenges. Our personal goal for this month is to lose at least 4 pounds. <BR> <BR> We will be giving special goodies each week for those who lose at least one pound. This should be a challenge that you do in conjunction with your “focus” threads. If your goal is fitness, push yourself to los... Sat, 1 Feb 2020 00:34:58 EST Love It and List It! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9964x73076671 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3212a655-9737-499a-9a70-dc0b5a9e1fd5.jpg"> <BR> <BR> What did you do today that makes you say “I Love It!” <BR> <BR> List it here! <BR> Sat, 1 Feb 2020 00:28:42 EST A Kiss from a Prince (panic thread) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9964x73076659 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/29ed71e4-205d-4d34-8998-42d5b242b766.jpg"> <BR> <BR> In this journey, we all face challenges or obstacles that get in the way of our successes. Any questions or requests for assistance can be posted here and our wonderful team members will respond with advice and support. <BR> Sat, 1 Feb 2020 00:26:20 EST Welcome to the Team! Introduce Yourself! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9964x73076647 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ace232ef-7b99-4d49-b696-d7d1e16359a9.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Our team members are the heart and soul of the FSC. We are so pleased that you have decided to join us in this weight loss journey. Please introduce yourself here so we can get to know you better. Sat, 1 Feb 2020 00:22:53 EST Liquid Love – Water Tracking Thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x73076637 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1bfcdfb0-1dc7-453a-a347-a5974165cac4.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The American Heart Association stresses the importance of staying hydrated: <BR> <BR> Keeping the body hydrated helps the heart more easily pump blood through the blood vessels to the muscles. And, it helps the muscles work efficiently. Dehydration can be a serious condition that can lead to problems ranging from swollen feet or a headache to life-threatening illnesses such as heat stroke.... Sat, 1 Feb 2020 00:19:09 EST Love those SparkPoints http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x73076608 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/fe5af267-5d3a-40d2-bb59-22a82af799a3.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Do you use SparkPoints for motivation? Do you strive to get as many points as you can each day? Do you love giving goodies to motivate others? Then spin that wheel and rack up those points getting the most out of SP this month. Can you break 100 each day? Sat, 1 Feb 2020 00:06:25 EST FSC’s Private Island Villa http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x73076592 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/43dbfb62-fcff-4b06-bfa2-8758bf7cda94.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Welcome to our own private island near Tahiti (where snow is not on the menu for February). If we are going to take a leap of love, what better place for self-reflection and self-love for the person we are striving to become. The goal is to reduce stress so you can concentrate on yourselves. It is a leap year, so we have 29 days to focus on ourselves and our goals. <BR> <BR> <img src=... Fri, 31 Jan 2020 23:55:33 EST Winter Reading List http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x72886515 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2fb80b91-0253-40e6-8846-cad6dc1b001e.jpg"> <BR> <BR> What books are you reading or would you recommend? Winter is a good time to curl up under a warm blanket and catch up on your reading. Tue, 31 Dec 2019 23:59:00 EST Picture is worth a thousand words http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x72886507 Post pictures or cartoons here for a fun look at life. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b1018b47-4565-4305-b87e-027506e79e42.jpg"> Tue, 31 Dec 2019 23:57:03 EST Movie/Actor Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x72886498 In turn, someone will list an actress/actor’s name and the next person posts a movie that they were in. The next in line lists another actress/actor from that movie, and so on. <BR> <BR> Let’s start with Tom Hanks. <BR> Tue, 31 Dec 2019 23:55:22 EST Healthy Tidbits http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x72886496 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/bdf9fb26-d8aa-4c74-9150-70b53e57d176.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Whether it is recipes, kitchen gadgets, new foods, or tips when eating out, post those tidbits here. Many of us have air fryers or instant pots or just prefer the oven. Share recipes you’ve tried or cookbooks you’ve enjoyed. Use Pinterest? Willing to connect with other First Steppers on Pinterest so you can share recipes there? Let us know. Let’s help each other to eat healthier this m... Tue, 31 Dec 2019 23:54:41 EST Healthy Habits to Live by… http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x72886486 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e2a53f81-d555-4710-aca2-497a573350da.jpg"> <BR> <BR> New habits will be added to this list throughout the month. Feel free to add your own to this growing list. <BR> <BR> 1. Start fresh every single day. <BR> 2. Take a dance break. <BR> 3. Adopt a “meatless Monday” mentality. <BR> 4. Live in the present instead of being stuck in the past. <BR> 5. Make your own single-serving snack packs. <BR> <BR> <BR> Copy and add habits to this list... Tue, 31 Dec 2019 23:52:15 EST SparkPeople’s Guide to New Year’s Resolutions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x72886482 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2de17b29-cf42-4d54-a7c3-b88bb8f6af47.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Watch this thread daily. A new tip will be posted each day. Feel free to discuss the tip with others. <BR> <BR> January 1st Tip: <BR> <BR> Happy New Year! If you haven’t settled on your top goals for the year, do so today. Writing down your goals (in specific terms) means you’re more likely to achieve them. <BR> <BR> <BR> (This is a great way to start your 2020 journal!) <BR> Tue, 31 Dec 2019 23:50:37 EST You’ve Got to Move It, Move It…. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x72886477 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ce3c9f54-3f45-48ec-b8ad-a824f19c87b7.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Just as we are tracking our nutrition, start tracking your movements – especially fitness you are specifically, intentionally doing each day. Walking, dancing, WPUs, videos, etc. It all counts. But there is a difference between what movement you do in your daily routine and the movements you do specifically for the sake of fitness. Track everything and challenge yourself to increase your... Tue, 31 Dec 2019 23:48:59 EST Time to Taste Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x72886475 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/04b3100f-a352-4977-b433-24310b2ecab5.png"> <BR> <BR> Think about how many times each week you are in a hurry to either fix and/or eat a meal. How many of them are on the go? How many of them are quick, processed foods instead of healthy and fresh? <BR> <BR> Each day you should be having at least 3 meals and a snack or two. Calories matter when trying to lose weight. Tracking what you are eating and taking the time to fix meals with fresh,... Tue, 31 Dec 2019 23:47:59 EST Five in Four Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x72886452 Are you ready to lose your first 5 pounds of 2020? In the next four weeks, that is our goal. Five in Four. In looking for a graphic for a 5 pound challenge, what came up was multiple challenges for people to eat 5 pounds of food in one setting – a 5 lb hamburger, a 5 lb burrito, a 5 lb pizza, a 5 lb ice cream sundae, even a 5 lb sushi roll. It really put into perspective the things that we do to our bodies. When we take that calorie-laden bite or order that extra large serving or drink o... Tue, 31 Dec 2019 23:44:39 EST Ideas for Future Threads/C hallenges http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9964x72886441 If you have any ideas for future threads or monthly themes, post them here <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8d440115-0072-4223-86fc-c9d98e42193f.jpg"> Tue, 31 Dec 2019 23:42:27 EST Healthy Habits Help Thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9964x72886427 If you need support or advice from the FSC members, post here. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8a25b532-d31e-48a8-bdbf-0f810041fc48.jpg"> Tue, 31 Dec 2019 23:40:09 EST January Journal http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x72886420 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/426c76bf-99bd-42af-89ea-6f460eba17dc.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Based on some of your comments, tracking seems to either be a goal to start or a habit many of you want to commit to in the new year. So taking that path, several of the threads for this month will include an element relating back to keeping a journal or tracking your food, fitness and water intakes. Even if it takes you a few days to get a journal you can write in for 2020, find a noteboo... Tue, 31 Dec 2019 23:37:18 EST SparkPoints & Rewards http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x72886417 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8f63f720-1ee5-4bb2-80dc-14ff75d93a41.jpg"> <BR> <BR> One habit that many people have trouble changing is the ability to reward our successes no matter how large or small. For the month of January, the challenge is to earn 100+ SparkPoints each day. Spin the wheel, track your food and fitness, take quizzes, read articles and any other activity that strikes your fancy in your quest for 100+ points. If you earn over 100 points, then you must r... Tue, 31 Dec 2019 23:36:27 EST FSC Weight Loss Resort http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x72886414 Welcome to the FSC Resort. It is 2020 and this is the year that we develop new healthy habits. It isn’t all or nothing. It isn’t about perfection. It is about changing our daily habits once and for all. This fully equipped resort not only gives our members a place to come and chat with each other, but also reminds us of our purpose and direction. <BR> <BR> From the discussions on healthy eating…. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/49cbd705-48c3-4c62-9258-e54a7... Tue, 31 Dec 2019 23:35:14 EST Tis the Season to be Shopping…Fa La La La La http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x72729279 Are you already done with your Christmas shopping? Or are you the one that runs screaming at the thought of going to the mall? <BR> <BR> This is a thread where everyone can post unique gift ideas, great bargains, silly stories, stress relievers, etc. When you have a shopping tidbit you’re wanting to share, come to our post. <BR> <BR> These posts can be Good, Bad or even Ugly! (Funny works too!) <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7db1ab79-6c4d-422a-86d1-4c6b4... Sun, 1 Dec 2019 03:25:34 EST Holidays A – Z (game) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x72729275 In turn, add a holiday item to the alphabetical list. When you have completed the alphabet, start over with the letter A again. <BR> <BR> To start: <BR> <BR> A = Angels <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5bec96a7-c565-476f-9b48-79b5058074d4.jpg"> Sun, 1 Dec 2019 03:24:25 EST Jingle Bell Rocks (game) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x72729258 In turn, post a line from a Christmas carol/song, and then the next person guesses the name of the carol/song and then posts a line from a different carol/song for the next person to guess, and so on. <BR> <BR> To start: <BR> <BR> "In the meadow we can build a snowman, <BR> Then pretend that he is Parson Brown" <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0a25b5dd-0a18-4aab-80cb-25796f6a1be8.jpg"> Sun, 1 Dec 2019 03:22:06 EST Healthy Holiday Baking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x72729245 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/33d93ddc-b9a8-4ecb-b750-f9f8494b43b2.jpg"> <BR> <BR> December isn’t just about the parties, goodies, and family gatherings – the Holiday Greetings, Eatings and Meetings. A healthy lifestyle isn’t about depriving ourselves from our traditions and celebrations. It is about balancing those with healthier options when we can. This is another sharing thread. Let us know what healthy meals you are preparing, sharing family recipes that are a par... Sun, 1 Dec 2019 03:20:17 EST Reduce your Holiday Stress http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x72729240 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/be51f15f-4310-43dc-9c01-bd83d515b3a1.gif"> <BR> <BR> (This is a sharing thread) <BR> <BR> Many times we do not take care of ourselves during the holidays because we are too stressed out with all of the shopping, wrapping, parties, decorating, traveling, year-end work, and other tasks on top of our normal everyday activities. <BR> <BR> Let's share some ideas about how to relax and relieve some of the stress the holidays can cause. Post here... Sun, 1 Dec 2019 03:19:13 EST Secret Santa http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x72729234 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1601d51a-f12b-4637-9893-327666781bd1.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Secret Santa <BR> <em>442</em> <em>443</em> <em>445</em> <em>446</em> <em>447</em> <em>446</em> <em>445</em> <em>443</em> <em>442</em> <BR> <BR> Ho! Ho! Ho! It is time for all of Santa's Helpers to get busy before the big day!!! Another holiday tradition here at the FSC is the Annual Secret Santa Challenge! <BR> <BR> <BR> Sign up here if you are willing to spend a couple of days... Sun, 1 Dec 2019 03:16:09 EST Naughty or Nice Challenge (weight loss challenge) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x72729226 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0707453e-50e5-48aa-a7bf-e4a2cabdfe47.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Starting Friday, Dec 6th , we will be holding 3 one week weight loss challenges. The goal is simple – lose weight and you are on the Nice list. Miss your goal and it is the Naughty list for you! <BR> <BR> Each week there will be a different theme. Week #1 will be tracking your nutrition. Week #2 will be tracking your water servings. Week #3 will be tracking your fitness. Each day yo... Sun, 1 Dec 2019 03:13:28 EST Reindeer Round-up! (Fitness Challenge) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x72729219 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e410daca-1ceb-4302-8244-0d73e8daf293.jpg"> <BR> <BR> You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen. Comet and Cupid and Donner and Blitzen. And certainly don’t forget Rudolph! They have been naughty reindeer! They took their November vacations, but are refusing to come back to the North Pole. <BR> <BR> Santa needs your help to round up his reindeer before Christmas Eve. We have a lot of traveling to do, so strap on your pedometer/fitbit o... Sun, 1 Dec 2019 03:10:27 EST Twelve Days of Christmas Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x72729216 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4a4a0699-cf6b-4cc1-afb0-4a53d25aafdf.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Starting December 1st – a Twelve Days of Christmas Challenge will be posted and you have two days in which to complete that challenge. Then every two days, a new “Day of Christmas” challenge will be added and again, you will have two days to complete the entire challenge. By Christmas Eve, all twelve days of Christmas challenges will be posted for you to complete. This will be a progressi... Sun, 1 Dec 2019 03:08:06 EST New Year – New Decade! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9964x72729191 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9dfdc540-9aef-40ad-b2e1-fc822d0b559a.jpg"> <BR> <BR> 2020 starts both a new year and a new decade. What would you like to focus on to get you motivated to make this your best weight loss year yet? Sun, 1 Dec 2019 02:46:30 EST Santa’s Helpers Hotline (Panic Thread) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9964x72729189 If you need a little help, just jingle your bells on this thread and Santa’s helpers will be here before you know it! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/da495815-387c-4320-a27b-0bcd75c402ee.jpg"> Sun, 1 Dec 2019 02:45:26 EST Jingle and Mingle http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x72729186 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d66afc02-c3a8-4b42-b07d-3f32d62a88a3.png"> <BR> <BR> Let’s get to learn a little more about each other. Watch here for questions this month. <BR> <BR> Let’s start it off with: <BR> <BR> Would you rather the holiday season start in August or not start until the first day of December? <BR> Sun, 1 Dec 2019 02:43:41 EST Six Pointed Star Challenge (SparkPoints) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x72729183 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d334c5f2-b849-49b8-bda8-d8b7d5c2cb1d.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Each of our snowflakes has 6 points to it. For every 6 SparkPoints you earn this month, you create one 6-pointed snowflakes. Can you get to 100 snowflakes by December 10th? 200 by December 20th? Or 300 by December 30th? Sun, 1 Dec 2019 02:42:47 EST FSC Holiday House (Chat Thread) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x72729180 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/41583dbd-def1-4bad-9c2d-d6c6b4af43fc.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Welcome to our Holiday House! We are busy decorating for the holidays and can use everyone’s help. Come enjoy the festivities and friends! Hot cider is on the stove. Sun, 1 Dec 2019 02:40:40 EST Holiday Traditions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x72558829 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b0283034-32e0-43b4-822d-a0e9b3fa01a7.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Every family has their holiday traditions. Please feel free to share some of yours on this thread. Who knows – you might find a new tradition this year! Fri, 1 Nov 2019 00:14:53 EST Tickle My Turkey and Call Me a Giblet http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x72558825 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/df08e5a1-9ccd-4c85-a1ef-e5cde25c6826.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Come see the funny side of Thanksgiving. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f419974a-37df-475a-a6cf-464cd1dd322f.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Post your holiday humor here. <BR> Fri, 1 Nov 2019 00:13:43 EST What I’m Grateful For… http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x72558814 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d404b429-8f80-41f4-bb8e-252b99aa25e5.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Be watching this thread for questions about what you are grateful for. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> What made you feel energized today? Fri, 1 Nov 2019 00:10:14 EST Talking Turkey – Test your knowledge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x72558796 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3e64b861-7cf4-4401-aed8-87db676382ad.png"> <BR> <BR> As long as we are talking turkey, do you know your stuff(ing)? SP offers a great daily quiz to test your skills. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/games_h<BR>ome.asp </link> Fri, 1 Nov 2019 00:05:18 EST Gobble Stoppers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x72558786 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1ee78ddc-ce0f-4301-ae4d-fb2a0c4e2092.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Especially if you are participating in the TNT Challenge, it is important that we track what we are eating and counting our calories. It is far too easy to let it get away from us during the holidays. Why not get into some good habits before the holidays hit? <BR> <BR> On average, people gain 5 or more pounds over the holidays. Why not get a jump on losing those 5+ pounds instead? <BR> ... Fri, 1 Nov 2019 00:02:43 EST PT Training (Poultry Training) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x72558768 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/034dea47-22c1-428f-8d6c-6934a104c234.jpg"> <BR> <BR> SP has many exercises and workout routines. We will be featuring them here through the month. How many can you complete? <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/videos-<BR>detail.asp?video=39 </link> Thu, 31 Oct 2019 23:57:35 EST Fowl Play http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x72558759 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4342437b-95f8-4611-9cb5-b0ec48a8de3e.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Are you committing some Fowl Play today? Post your Fowl Play Challenges here. Thu, 31 Oct 2019 23:52:59 EST In The Roost (Weigh-ins & Point Tracking for TNT) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x72558751 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4b466db8-a4fd-4932-9a7e-332854147032.png"> <BR> <BR> Welcome to the Roost! As the TNT orders dictate - use this thread for tracking points and fulfilling challenges. Also post your weekly weigh-ins here each Friday. <BR> <BR> <BR> If you would like a point tracking template: <BR> <BR> SW: <BR> <BR> Level: <BR> <BR> Today's Points: <BR> <BR> In the Roost (2 points): <BR> <BR> Turkey Trot (3 points): <BR> <BR> At the Feeder (3 poin... Thu, 31 Oct 2019 23:51:12 EST Turkeys 'N Training (TNT Challenge) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x72558734 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9259e9cc-215e-4c0e-b61b-4c6de017f8d7.gif"> <BR> <BR> Are you ready for boot camp? <BR> <BR> Well, this November, Boot camp is for the birds. Turkey birds that is… <BR> <BR> Welcome to Turkeys ‘N Training! (TNT Challenge) The “turkeys” in the FSC just looked at the calendar and figured out that Thanksgiving is coming up and they are looking to survive this food fest holiday. <BR> <BR> Starting Friday, November 1st, the TNT Challenge will ... Thu, 31 Oct 2019 23:45:08 EST Butterball Hotline http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9964x72558717 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/18f6d27b-7c0e-415a-9656-a0f3f44a06ac.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Are you in a state of panic? Post your question here and a Butterball expert will soon arrive to help you out! Thu, 31 Oct 2019 23:39:37 EST Plump It Up! (water thread) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x72558701 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/450afece-a407-472d-8438-fc6a4f1e3197.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Do you feel like your skin is more dried out in the winter months? Do your fingertips look more wrinkled? If so, you are dehydrated and need to increase your water servings. If you are anywhere that is running a furnace, the air tends to be drier and our bodies need additional fluids to keep us hydrated. <BR> <BR> Well, plump up your skin (show fewer wrinkles!) by staying hydrated! How... Thu, 31 Oct 2019 23:36:02 EST Poultry Points (SP Points) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x72558661 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1a0813fd-cd2f-4108-85ee-f05642e1d172.png"> <BR> <BR> Work out your point-earning muscles and see if you can get to 2,500 points or more for the month of November. You will earn a special goodie if you can! <BR> Thu, 31 Oct 2019 23:26:46 EST Butterball Barracks (Chat Thread) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x72558657 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c222325d-c2a0-46fb-84d4-816d17ce2e4a.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Welcome to the Butterball Barracks. This is your home for November and a place to come and relax and chat with friends. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a7b6d750-3599-40f2-ac64-c75191f88e4b.jpg"> Thu, 31 Oct 2019 23:25:19 EST Cast a S-P-E-L-L http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x72376097 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/514087dc-930f-403c-a775-6967b2b29cf4.png"> <BR> <BR> This is the changing letter game. Starting with the four letter word from the previous post, get out your magic wand and change one letter to create a new word <BR> <BR> Foot <BR> Fool <BR> Pool <BR> Poof <BR> Goof <BR> Golf <BR> and so on. You get the idea. <BR> <BR> <BR> Lets start the game with: <BR> <BR> Bone Tue, 1 Oct 2019 01:34:31 EST Spooky Stories and Other Halloween Frights http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x72376064 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a300eba0-0673-4f07-937a-e82774b554f5.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Some will amuse you. Some will scare you. Some will make your skin crawl. Some will make you afraid to turn out the light. <BR> <BR> Do you love spooky stories? Do you love getting goosebumps? Then check on this thread throughout October for some chilling tales and hair raising fun. <BR> Tue, 1 Oct 2019 01:26:01 EST Purple People Eater’s Greatest Hits http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x72376060 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b9a6f79a-28bf-487a-bc24-62671e3b6771.gif"> <BR> <BR> Here’s a little Transylvania twist for you! I will post part of the lyrics to a new song that has something to do with Halloween. Your job, should you DARE to accept it, is to name that haunted tune! Dance if you think you can keep up! A-ha-ha-ha-ha-haaaaaaaa! <BR> <BR> <BR> For our first song - <BR> <BR> "Yes you got your spell on me baby <BR> Turning my heart into stone" <BR> Tue, 1 Oct 2019 01:23:40 EST Wandering Through The Graveyard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x72376047 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/06416801-1a7e-4bd8-a7a1-6ad95ee3a9a1.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Is fall your favorite season? Do you dread being cooped up during the upcoming winter? If so, make it your mission to spend some time outside in October. Enjoy the leaves changing colors. Visit a pumpkin patch. Stroll through a nearby small town to see what interesting shops they offer. <BR> <BR> Post here what activities you find to do this month that gets you out of the house and o... Tue, 1 Oct 2019 01:20:13 EST Phobophobia – the fear of phobias http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x72376023 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/caf57c8d-6a80-46a0-a558-d24e91d98d70.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Are you scared of phobias or just plain paranoid? Watch this space for some phobia propaganda. You might find that you have one you didn’t know about. Now are you paranoid? Tue, 1 Oct 2019 01:15:57 EST