SparkPeople SparkPeople Cafe Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard_topics.asp?imboard=1 General, fun discussion about a variety of topics. Please post one-word answer and game threads in the Game Room, not in the Cafe. SparkPeople SparkPeople Cafe Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard_topics.asp?imboard=1 Who's tried the new Halo ice cream? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=41038748 I hear Halo is a new ice cream product and it's supposedly only 240/pint. I was at Kroger yesterday and saw the price ($4.99) and thought, NOT!! What's your take on this latest offering to soothe the sweet tooth without all the fat? <em>211</em> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:12:46 EST Help!!! I m craving Cheetos!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=41028906 puffed flaming hot cheetos, to be exact! I m drolling over the imagined crunch! But they are so high in sodium and full of coloring!!! <BR> <BR> I know I shouldn't have them but I want them!!! Arrrrrrggggghhhhh! Tue, 21 Feb 2017 19:10:00 EST Protein powder http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=41028560 Hi all, new today.im hoping someone can tell me about a good tasting but cheap whey protein powder.please and thanks Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:09:11 EST Invite Friend to Spark People http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=41027337 I can't remember where I go to send a friend an email to invite them to join S <BR> park People. Please help! Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:25:16 EST good morning sp friends http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=41026641 and good morningtoevery one...i have put on my 50s music and moving and groovin is this considered exercise <BR> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:46:39 EST What HP House Are You? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=41022048 I am sure there are enough Potterheads on here that we can have a great chat going on! <BR> <BR> I am a Ravenclaw, but I always have had a soft spot for Gryffindor :) so I have a bunch of gold and red stuff in the house. My husband, however, took the sorting hat quiz and let his green and silver flag fly, as the second proud Slytherin in my life! Mon, 20 Feb 2017 19:32:49 EST Want to Join a Great Challenge Team? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=41021998 HERE IS A CHALLENGE GROUP FOR YOU. <BR> <BR> Are you having a difficult time staying motivated, doing your exercises, eating right, drinking your water? Do you need some friendly challenges and competition to get out of your rut? <BR> <BR> Why not join the BIGGEST LOSER TEAM? We're a group of men and women, all ages, all fitness levels, all striving to live a healthier life. Regardless of fitness level, whether you're new to healthy eating or a seasoned pro, there's always something to lea... Mon, 20 Feb 2017 19:14:49 EST SP Premium http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=41009259 I have to say, I love not having ads all over the place! I paid the $29.99 one time fee and so far, so good :) Sun, 19 Feb 2017 00:25:13 EST Shaker Bottle Help http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=41009162 Is it just me or do shaker bottles tend to stink up after a few weeks to a month? Sun, 19 Feb 2017 00:05:58 EST I don't want to be fat at 40 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=41001978 <em>39</em> <BR> I will be turning 40 in October and I don't to be as heavy as I am now. My goal is to be under 150 lbs. , it would be nice not to have to use that 150 lbs. or 200 lbs. weight slide on the manual scale. Sat, 18 Feb 2017 00:09:05 EST Great advice http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=41000449 <BR> <BR> <BR> "GREAT is ENOUGH <BR> <BR> NUGGET OF WISDOM <BR> <BR> 3 things in Life that you can’t recover: The word after it’s said, the moment after it’s missed, and the time after it’s gone." Fri, 17 Feb 2017 19:02:59 EST day 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40998424 today is my second day in a row for trackeing my food which is a big thing for me...ive tried all the diets with success but always gain it back and yesterday i decided was the day to stop all diets and just eat real food and use sparks to help with calorie count and support <BR> Fri, 17 Feb 2017 09:56:16 EST Does adding cinnamon to my coffee help with weight http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40997756 loss? That's a new hack I've heard of from my friend. She claims that adding cinnamon powder to her morning coffee helps her lose fat! <BR> <BR> What do you think? Fri, 17 Feb 2017 07:57:25 EST Dealing with diabetes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40996180 Hi Spakies, I was diagnosed last week with diabetes. Exactly what I needed :( My sugars are high all the time. I got diagnosed at the emergency room because I thought I was having a heart attack. My sugars were 497. I have got them down to 230 but that is thelowest so far and the pharmacy is still waiting on a shipment of metforman. Any advice would be great. Im trying to eat healthy and realizing I had even more bad food habits then I thought. Fri, 17 Feb 2017 03:42:46 EST How do you update status? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40995247 Was trying to update status to get the points but I don't know how to do it. Thu, 16 Feb 2017 22:47:58 EST Spark People Website Main page picture http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40992948 I have been a long time user of spark people. Every time I log into the website I am confused as to why they post a picture of pasta salad on the main page. Here we all are trying to diet or make smarter nutritional choices and they are teasing use with a picture of pasta salad. Shouldn't they have a picture of fresh veggies and a lean meat or something more in line with promoting healthy eating. Last time I checked white pasta was not promoted in most healthy eating plans. Just saying. Thu, 16 Feb 2017 14:47:21 EST Have I Got a Challenge for You http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40988836 HERE IS A CHALLENGE GROUP FOR YOU! <BR> <BR> Are you having a difficult time staying motivated, doing your exercises, eating right, drinking your water? Do you need some friendly challenges and competition to get out of your rut? <BR> <BR> Why not join the BIGGEST LOSER TEAM? We're a group of men and women, all ages, all fitness levels, all striving to live a healthier life. Regardless of fitness level, whether you're new to healthy eating or a seasoned pro, there's always something to lea... Wed, 15 Feb 2017 23:31:08 EST What diet plan do you follow? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40986204 I'm not sure if counting calories and eating everything low calorie is the way to go, or if eating real whole foods none processed is best. <BR> <BR> Wed, 15 Feb 2017 16:13:26 EST Share your fad diet experiences! (for SP article) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40986117 Hi all! <BR> <BR> I'm a writer here at SparkPeople and I'm working on a piece about fad diets (and why they catch on, from a sociology/psychology viewpoint) - I'm looking for member quotes to feature. <BR> <BR> Have you tried fad diets? Which ones? Why do you think you were attracted to them? <BR> <BR> When did you realize it wasn't for you? Did you learn anything from doing it? <BR> <BR> I will let you know if your quotes are featured in the story. <BR> <BR> Thank you in advance! <BR> ... Wed, 15 Feb 2017 15:40:18 EST Seen This Commercial? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40984185 There is a commercial I have now seen a couple of times that makes me sick to my stomach. It's a mother with several kids. Shows her busy in the morning getting her kids ready for school. She gives them Debbie Donuts for breakfast because she said it is fast and they can take it in the car with them. Then it show her driving them to school and she says in a voice imitating her kid, "mom, can we have scrambled eggs for breakfast?" Then she sarcastically says to the camera, "Right, like th... Wed, 15 Feb 2017 09:51:09 EST good morning ww quistion http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40983902 ive been looking at the meal plan and ive noticed by alot of post that noone really uses it ...is there a reason ...and does anyone know if it is like the new ww program...ive tried so many... any suggestions are all welcome and thank you so much <BR> faylene <BR> Wed, 15 Feb 2017 08:52:44 EST Does anyone out there have kidney failure? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40983572 I'm looking for other members with kidney failure. I would love to see message boards on this topic. Would also like to be spark friends with others going through this. Wed, 15 Feb 2017 07:47:20 EST Valentines Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40980279 Happy Valentines Day everyone <em>212</em> <em>129</em> Tue, 14 Feb 2017 20:10:52 EST Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40978131 Happy Valentines Day Spark Nation!! Tue, 14 Feb 2017 12:02:56 EST I hate the printer! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40977991 I have to uninstall and reinstall our printer regularly- think a couple times a week. It refuses to communicate with the computer and it's the fastest fix I've found. I feel it takes away time I could be living a healthy lifestyle with. How can I get the printer to work all the time so I don't have to keep reinstalling it? Tue, 14 Feb 2017 11:30:40 EST Leaderboard Points http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40977009 How on earth do the people at the top of the leaderboards garner 9,000 points in one month? I'm pushing 1500, and I'm fairly active on SP. I'm not competing, just curious how they do it. Tue, 14 Feb 2017 08:46:08 EST Help....... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40972070 im a 56yr old woman... i had a Gastric Bypass in 2011 at 297 pounds... i am 215lbs Now, i gained quite a bit back Drinking, but ive been Sober 2yrs now & its Hard to Lose! i tried Low Carb but i dont like it so im trying 1200 Calories a Day now... anyone else in My Predicamint??? I Need Help....... Mon, 13 Feb 2017 16:36:09 EST Moisture Wicking Sleepwear for Women http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40970801 Do you have a favorite pair? I've seen some online - whoa! expensive! - But I'd love to be able to see them in person before I buy. Plus I would like some real reviews. I don't always trust what I read online. <BR> <BR> Thanks! Mon, 13 Feb 2017 12:49:36 EST my new friend in the kitchen http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40969495 my husband just bought me a power air fryer xl and it saves me a lot of low calorie and low fat cooking i use no oil or deep frying but it cooks my fish and chicken just like i deep fried them... does anyone else have this air fryer ? It saves me a lot of time in the kitchen too... Mon, 13 Feb 2017 10:13:57 EST Looking for suggestions on how to gain weight http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40960775 Over the last 6 months, I have lost more than 50lbs. without trying to. I am down to 103lbs. that is less than I weighed in high school. Both my PCP and my Endocrinologist say I need to gain some weight back, my goal is 125lbs. The problem is can't keep my blood sugars under control if I'm eating foods high in starch. Could really use some suggestions. Thanks in advance Sun, 12 Feb 2017 04:20:06 EST Need a Good Challenge Team? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40958338 HERE IS A CHALLENGE GROUP FOR YOU. <BR> <BR> Are you having a difficult time staying motivated, doing your exercises, eating right, drinking your water? Do you need some friendly challenges and competition to get out of your rut? <BR> <BR> Why not join the BIGGEST LOSER TEAM? We're a group of men and women, all ages, all fitness levels, all striving to live a healthier life. Regardless of fitness level, whether you're new to healthy eating or a seasoned pro, there's always something to lea... Sat, 11 Feb 2017 16:26:58 EST it feels sooooo powerful!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40957922 so proud of me! <BR> planned snacks AHEAD of time for this afternoon and evening:)))) <BR> <BR> it feels so good to care for myself....how bout you? <BR> what are you doing to care for yourself today? <BR> <BR> you are amazingly worth it!!!! <BR> <BR> happy Saturday! <BR> Sat, 11 Feb 2017 14:49:04 EST Are You Doing a Fun, non-Valentine's Day Activity? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40954699 I guess I don't really acknowledge Valentine's Day as I am perpetually single. For the last two years, I have done a 10k race and the weather was typically frigid for Minnesota with below 0 F temperatures at the start and wind chills. That 10k isn't available this year so I am doing a 5k. The high today will be around 38F. Goodness, break out the shorts! I love running races, though, so I just deal with whatever the weather tosses at me. <BR> <BR> <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> Are you doing any... Sat, 11 Feb 2017 06:06:31 EST Why are people so rude? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40951074 Why are so many people on these message boards so rude? <BR> <BR> I belong to some awesome loving teams where wonderful people provide compassionate support to each other. I just don't understand all the hate I see in some of the replies on these message boards. <BR> <BR> Perhaps the rude people are ones who haven't suffered much. Maybe they haven't learned compassion yet. <BR> <BR> <BR> Fri, 10 Feb 2017 15:56:45 EST tooooo many choices!!! what do you think? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40950351 sometimes I just need to keep it simple.... <BR> my mind gets OVERWHELMED easily. <BR> <BR> dean anderson articles are my go go-to....picking one thing that sticks out and working on that....works for meeeee! <BR> happy Friday everyone! <BR> c. Fri, 10 Feb 2017 13:21:23 EST paleo, versus keto, versus brain fog http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40950041 Hi there, <BR> I'm looking for some clarity ver which might be the best fit to try and stick to... I'm not "overweight" but would like to lose 5 lbs, though would be happy even just losing two! I can't eat a high carb diet as it really gives me awful blood sugar swings and i don't usually crave junk food anyway, because that's all i was given growing up as it was the cheapest option and i would literally be begging for vegetables but was told they cost too much... Sometimes crave a brie and ... Fri, 10 Feb 2017 11:59:00 EST How do you deal with home envy? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40949462 What do you do when you come back from someone's Pinterest-worthy home and back to your not that good home, feeling jealous? Fri, 10 Feb 2017 10:13:07 EST Can't remove foods from Favorite List http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40949357 Hi, when I try to delete food from the Favorites list, I click on remove and nothing happens. Fri, 10 Feb 2017 09:59:08 EST Anyone else feel high maintenance? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40946503 I've been working harder on looking good and losing weight: <BR> <BR> Not buying junk food <BR> Doing 2 or 3 step morning and evening skincare routines <BR> working out for an hour most days <BR> drinking more water <BR> going to bed earlier <BR> <BR> It's been forever (if ever) since I put so much work into myself. As a result, I feel a bit high maintenance. Did anyone else here feel like that at times? Fri, 10 Feb 2017 00:49:26 EST How much is a serving? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40941369 I've having a problem with the serving size when looking up the nutritional content of the foods I am eating. How much is a serving. When I look up a food it says 1 serving, well how much is that? When people put in recipes that info should be included same goes for individual foods. Makes most of the info here useless. Thu, 9 Feb 2017 08:53:16 EST Do you mind when people ask your age? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40935950 Both my parents "white" haired early, and the gene was passed on to me. After years of hair coloring, I let it grow out. (Now I have long flowing hair similar to the singer Judy Collins) Anyway, every so often a complete stranger will approach me at the gym and say, "Can I ask you your age?" What difference does my age have to do with walking on a treadmill? Would you be offended by these nosy people? <BR> <BR> <BR> Wed, 8 Feb 2017 15:19:13 EST I love spark http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40930826 For 45 years I was told to go on a diet, for 45 years I went on diets, mostly starvation diets. All failed. This whole thing started with needing to lose 20 lbs The stress from continually trying lose or to keep off a couple pounds was devastating; ranging from punitive to degradation, and humiliation. I retired finally from that work. They had less knowledge of how to loose weight or keep it off. Simply they focused on a 1200 cal diet. As for exercise, I got plenty. each time I was deployed... Tue, 7 Feb 2017 23:39:33 EST your thoughts.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40928082 for me my thoughts have to be about caring for myself...when it becomes about weight....i go down a wrong road Fasttttt..... <BR> yesterday was a binge day....today is about compassion and kindness toward myself.... Tue, 7 Feb 2017 16:39:11 EST Need a Good Challenge Group? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40928039 HERE IS A CHALLENGE GROUP FOR YOU. <BR> <BR> Are you having a difficult time staying motivated, doing your exercises, eating right, drinking your water? Do you need some friendly challenges and competition to get out of your rut? <BR> <BR> Why not join the BIGGEST LOSER TEAM? We're a group of men and women, all ages, all fitness levels, all striving to live a healthier life. Regardless of fitness level, whether you're new to healthy eating or a seasoned pro, there's always something to lea... Tue, 7 Feb 2017 16:27:26 EST Help on the weigh in ticker http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40926747 How do I get the weigh in ticker that is at the bottom of peoples message boxes. That shows their progress? Thanks for your help. Tue, 7 Feb 2017 10:53:10 EST Kids that are picky eaters http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40926194 I need suggestions on how to get my son to like or even try fruits and vegetables. He will eat lettuce if it has ranch dressing or the dressing from Olive Garden and he likes corn. As far as fruits he kind of likes grapes and apples. He will eat crasins because his poppa likes them. Tue, 7 Feb 2017 08:57:54 EST Here Is a Challenge for You http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40922980 HERE IS A CHALLENGE GROUP FOR YOU! <BR> <BR> Are you having a difficult time staying motivated, doing your exercises, eating right, drinking your water? Do you need some friendly challenges and competition to get out of your rut? <BR> <BR> Why not join the BIGGEST LOSER TEAM? We're a group of men and women, all ages, all fitness levels, all striving to live a healthier life. Regardless of fitness level, whether you're new to healthy eating or a seasoned pro, there's always something to lea... Mon, 6 Feb 2017 22:06:35 EST I'm ready now http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40917257 Yes, I've come to the point where I'm ready to overhaul my life. I don't remember the last time I was so ready. As the weather in 2017 warms up, I'll be getting thinner, better looking and better dressed. I'll have lots of fun acting as though it came easily to me. <em>211</em> Mon, 6 Feb 2017 07:51:14 EST Protein Sparkteam? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40912514 Hello. I am a carb lover AND want lots of protein. I am so tired of peanut butter. <BR> <BR> I have searched for protein Sparkteams, but most are for a low-carb diet as opposed to myself who WANTS carbs. <BR> <BR> Any advice? Sun, 5 Feb 2017 16:23:18 EST Invitation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40904123 HELLO MY NAME IS GAYLE (ANGELREJOICES54) I WOULD LIKE TO TAKE THIS TIME TO INVITE YOU TO CHRISTIAN ACCOUNTABILITY FAMILY. HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE. <BR> <BR> http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_<BR>individual.asp?gid=5530 Sat, 4 Feb 2017 11:17:51 EST What's your Super Bowl Sunday plan? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40897624 Are any of you going to or having a Super Bowl party? If so, what is your plan to stay on track? Fri, 3 Feb 2017 13:41:49 EST Is it even worth going to the movies now? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40895708 Things are going from bad to worse in my country! Now, there is even a tax on movie tickets! This has nearly doubled the price of movie tickets! It's just not worth going to the movies anymore. Just wait a few months or 1 or 2 years and it will be on cable anyway! OH! Cable isn't free either! Sigh! <BR> <BR> Factor in the pop corn, drinks or any snacks, and you're looking at maybe RM30 above! <BR> <BR> Now I only go to the movies when I have spare cash and it's something I esp want to see o... Fri, 3 Feb 2017 08:34:11 EST daily spark http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40889694 Anyone on Spark on a daily basis? I am looking for someone to chat with everyday to keep myself motivated! Thu, 2 Feb 2017 12:46:51 EST Laughing About Mis-Leading Expensive Products! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40882835 Today we had to take a remote control over to the Fireplace/Spa place we had bought our gas fireplace from. While the guys were testing it, I was of course looking at the Spa Products.... <BR> <BR> There is a brand called "Spazazz" which had 4 different Rx Therapy products there: Muscle Therapy; Joint Therapy; Detox Therapy and Stress Therapy...all of which touted "Soak in Vitamins" (whatever that means?!) One was blue, one was purple, one was yellow, and one kind of a orange color. The... Wed, 1 Feb 2017 18:30:04 EST Goals and Rewarding Yourself for Victories http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40880614 How do you set goals and reward yourself for healthy victories? I'm thinking about trying to set some goals and rewards, both scale and non-scale victories... <BR> <BR> For example: <BR> Lose 30 pounds: Mani/Pedi <BR> Finish my first 5K: New purse <BR> <BR> What do you do to keep your goals in focus and reward yourself for achieving your goals along the way? Wed, 1 Feb 2017 10:00:13 EST Any free ecard sites? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40876232 Can anyone recommend a free ecard website? <BR> <BR> I've been searching online but they all require some sort of payment. <BR> <BR> I can't really afford it atm! Thanks! Tue, 31 Jan 2017 21:19:18 EST FEELING DISCOURAGED? NEED A CHALLENGE? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40875201 HERE IS A CHALLENGE GROUP FOR YOU! <BR> <BR> Are you having a difficult time staying motivated, doing your exercises, eating right, drinking your water? Do you need some friendly challenges and competition to get out of your rut? <BR> <BR> Why not join the BIGGEST LOSER TEAM? We're a group of men and women, all ages, all fitness levels, all striving to live a healthier life. Regardless of fitness level, whether you're new to healthy eating or a seasoned pro, there's always something to lea... Tue, 31 Jan 2017 18:33:19 EST How do you sneak in exercise? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40874806 Life is busy… how do you sneak in extra exercise or activity into your day? Tue, 31 Jan 2017 17:32:00 EST Apple Watch Mile Splits http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40873512 I have an apple watch. It wont track my mile splits when I run outside. It does when I run on the treadmill. Any suggestions to have it track my splits outside? <BR> <BR> When I pull up the map from my run on my phone, it shows the map of where I ran. The GPS is turned on. <BR> <BR> TIA Tue, 31 Jan 2017 12:52:44 EST Anyone looking forward to the live action Beauty & http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40869785 The Beast? I've seen the trailers and I'm not impressed! The beast looks even worse than the cartoon and though I loved Emma Watson in Harry Potter, I think she's bit wooden here! And Lumiere and the rest look fake! <BR> <BR> I don't think I'll go watch it! Tue, 31 Jan 2017 03:02:54 EST Can anyone help me with my eyes? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40864846 Here's a photo of one of my eyes. It's not the best quality but you can tell I have eye circles and creases under my eyes! Help! It's so unattractive! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f906a677-e32e-4e8e-a56d-8c3c2bb9a088.JPG"> Mon, 30 Jan 2017 10:32:24 EST Phentermine? postive and negative reviews http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40857513 My doctor just put me on the weight loss medication called Phentermine. I have heard very good things about it and nothing else was working for me so I was willing to give it a try. This is only my fourth day on it so its too early to really see results but I do notice a change in my appetite and energy levels. So far the only downside is that it makes you have a very dry mouth which makes you drink water more often but its important to drink water all day anyway so that's not really too ter... Sun, 29 Jan 2017 13:26:38 EST im being a scarrdy kat - your thoughts? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40857262 i have been doing great on my journey toward healthy body and mind. from 206 to 173.5 <BR> <BR> ive noticed i seem to be scared between my ears concerning going below 173.5. <BR> <BR> i havent felt this way in awhile. <BR> <BR> thanks for your thoughts <BR> <BR> :) <em>40</em> Sun, 29 Jan 2017 12:33:03 EST Was giving yourself a makeover frustraiting? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40857224 We all know how my makeover experience is going (slow and not many results at that) What was your experience with your makeover and what were you trying to change? Sun, 29 Jan 2017 12:16:59 EST Things that I took for granted http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40857112 Good morning, <BR> <BR> I'm 35 and at the highest weight of my life. I never realized I was taking the smallest things for granted as an averaged size person. I did not realize the challenges I would have with maintaining personal hygiene (like shaving my legs in the shower), cleaning, bending over, finding underwear that do not act as a torture device, chafing, being able to reach my feet, finding clothes that fit.....I could go on and on. <BR> <BR> I think regaining my mobility is what I... Sun, 29 Jan 2017 11:54:33 EST 1 week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40855786 today marks my first full week!! I lost 10 pounds!!! I feel good am still motivated to lose more!! Sun, 29 Jan 2017 09:14:05 EST What are your reasons for losing weight? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40851761 I've been told by my PA that my reason for losing weight is not motivating me. She said this because I've not been motivated enough to do what I need to do for good results. The reason I gave her was I wanted to lose it for my health which is true, but she's right. Apparently, I need more to motivate me which sounds silly, I know. <BR> <BR> I suffer from depression. I'm functional and being treated, but I have trouble with motivation for a lot of things. Losing weight and getting healthy is ... Sat, 28 Jan 2017 17:48:17 EST share sworkit with sparkpeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40850311 Is there a way to have the information generated in the sworkit app with the sparkpeople app to track my activity? Sat, 28 Jan 2017 12:49:15 EST Pause to remember............. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40849326 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f12be0ca-f410-4e06-b76c-bee486863c90.jpg"> Sat, 28 Jan 2017 10:25:19 EST potato chip substitutes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40843034 what do you reach for when you want potato chips? :) Fri, 27 Jan 2017 13:56:40 EST self care http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40842358 how do you care for yourself when you have a cold? <BR> <BR> im learning to not push myself, to be gentle, patient, to not feel guilty.... for not moving or doing... <BR> <BR> i still try to self medicate with " junk" food when im sick :( <BR> i look forward to learning ad choosing different ways to give myself comfort when i don't feel well..... Fri, 27 Jan 2017 11:40:23 EST How to choose a bathroom scale? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40838953 They all seem so complicated now. (Last time I bought one, there was no such thing as a digital scale.) Now they can tell you your BMI, fat, water and bone percentages, and store your details everytime you step on it. <BR> <BR> Now I'm looking at them online and it's hard to tell what features I should be looking for. Is it important that they have wifi? (It seems to me I can just type the info myself into sparkpeople, and save at least $30. But maybe I'm missing something about this featur... Fri, 27 Jan 2017 05:32:34 EST DO I HAVE A CHALLENGE FOR YOU http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40836266 If you're looking for a challenge and ready to make a commitment....I have the challenge for you! <BR> <BR> Biggest Loser is the name. It's a 10 week commitment with 10 teams of 24 members each. Main requirements are to weigh in each week and do the interteam challenges (ITC's). Our inter team challenges) consist of exercise and nutrition. They are very helpful in losing the weight and inches and it's fun to compete with other teams for points. Individual teams might have mini challenges o... Thu, 26 Jan 2017 19:24:25 EST Is there a sister site for nursing/pregnant women? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40834165 I seem to recall that there WAS a site. I am asking for a friend, actually, who is looking for ways to healthily manage weight while she goes through her pregnancy. My uterus is closed for business since 2006. Thu, 26 Jan 2017 11:42:14 EST Ever made any purchases you regret? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40830768 Today, my Mom already mentioned in the car she had rice already cooked but I spent RM1.50 getting rice with my fried fish so it was a total waste! I ate it anyway, so as not to waste food! But my Mom cooked quality jasmine rice, while what I bought was inferior rice! I'm so mad at myself! <BR> <BR> So, have you ever bought anything that was purely unnecessary like I did today? Thu, 26 Jan 2017 01:38:00 EST Goodbye -- Mary Tyler Moore http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40827070 Mary Tyler Moore, who played TV’s first sexy housewife and then a single, <BR> career woman who could turn the world on with her smile and <BR> toss her hat in the air like no other...died on Wednesday. She was 80. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a5b7a659-9106-45b5-8fdf-72e9f63e4064.jfif"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/03daa668-fd6c-4345-9bb7-cc5241b5724f.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>335</em> Who can turn the world on with her smile? <BR>... Wed, 25 Jan 2017 15:41:40 EST Recipe http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40825076 Can you convert a recipe with just ingredients into ww points? Wed, 25 Jan 2017 09:10:35 EST The low carb question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40822852 Are low carb diets healthy? I thought the brain needs carbs to function. I've read the Low Carb Fraud and The South Beach Diet. So I really can't decide either way. <BR> <BR> I understand that I need to keep away from junky carbs like sweets, ice cream and desserts. But surely complex carbs are healthy and required. <BR> <BR> Can someone enlighten me? Wed, 25 Jan 2017 04:18:32 EST Would you spend $$$ on good skincare? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40817248 I don't spend much on skincare. I only buy lower priced products. I buy Garnier, which is cheap. I only stick to a foam cleanser, micellar water for toning and a water based moisturizer. I slap on a sheet mask about once or twice a week. <BR> <BR> Recently, I was in the Bodyshop and they were testing their 3 stem cell range on my hands. I was tempted to buy a scrub which they claim will remove all my dead skin cells. I would have bought it, only that it costs more then RM100! RM125, to be ex... Tue, 24 Jan 2017 08:39:17 EST Workout Music http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40798130 I am looking for suggestions of great songs to work out to. I would love for everyone to list music from their personal playlist! Sat, 21 Jan 2017 21:18:56 EST app n Web page http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40796547 Has anyone been having issues on getting on sparkpeople Sat, 21 Jan 2017 16:18:44 EST Kohl Rabi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40795463 I love it, but it seems a waste to toss the stalks and leaves, can you eat them? <BR> Sat, 21 Jan 2017 12:40:28 EST Post Menopause Dieting! Acckk, Urgent Hep Needed! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40794776 I have found for me (63) and many of my friends, just can't lose weight, or want to do any exercise because the lack of energy. For one thing, it usially takes twice as much work for post menopausal women to lose weight, then just add the lack of energy on top of that makes it like pushing a huge snowball uphill. Accckkk... Our bodies don't want to give the weight up, period. We exercise and we're more tired, we drink more water then we can't make it to the bathroom in time, we try to... Sat, 21 Jan 2017 10:47:18 EST So Upset! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40794686 I've only lost 1 pound this year and no inches. Does this mean my dream makeover has no chance of happening? <BR> Sat, 21 Jan 2017 10:31:38 EST Question about eating too many sweets/sugar? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40791766 If you eat to many sweets in a day, and I mean everyday I know it will make you gain but will it make you tired all the time? <BR> <BR> I eat something sweet about 6 time a day or so and the most of that is at night. <BR> that consist of Little Debbie oak meal cake the big ones, candy bar, little white doughnuts, chocolate cookies about 6 or 7 at a time, also the coke sand dt cokes I drink. <BR> I'm tired all time, I work 8-10 hours a day but when I get home I should be able to clean hous... Sat, 21 Jan 2017 00:17:16 EST Woman's March on Washington D.C. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40788516 Hi everyone, tomorrow millions of women will be marching on Washington D.C. to raise awareness for Women's, and the LGBTQ rights. Other marches across the US and the world will be taking place at the same time. If you can't be there send your prayers and thoughts out to these people and lets end the violence against women and others across the world. Fri, 20 Jan 2017 16:48:41 EST Happy CNY!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40781481 Chinese New Year's Eve is this Friday!!! <BR> <BR> We have been told to come for dialysis earlier than usual this Friday! <BR> <BR> My Mom didn't buy all that much goodies though, coz we don't entertain that much and we always end up eating it all ourselves anyways! But this year I have made up my mind to not munch mindlessly! The rest of the family can munch but I won't! Well, mayb a little but I am determined that this year I will lose instead of gain this CNY season! <BR> <BR> I will ta... Thu, 19 Jan 2017 18:14:59 EST exercise and fun videos not working http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40779982 The exercise and fun videos are not working at this time. Thu, 19 Jan 2017 14:01:46 EST Caribbean Vacation Help! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40779730 So I'm pretty type A. Great for instance - we're planning a vacation and for most people that's not an item that takes hours of planning before you even pick your destination! But me? I've got a Pinterest Board full of hotels and their rates for different days, I'm tracking 8 different flights on Google Flights and I have a word document filled with different details of things I like about different places, hotels, areas, flights, etc. <BR> <BR> Yes. I did all that AND I'm still asking for ... Thu, 19 Jan 2017 13:16:57 EST Emotional eating got the best of me today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40777784 Today I succumbed to my sadness and worries and got some comfort food at McDonald's. More specifically a large fry and ice cream cone. At the moment I'm in South Korea, expecting to return home in about 1 months' time. My dog wasn't able to come with me unfortunately and she's been having health problems. All these worries have been piling up and it's been hard to stick with my meal plan. All I want is comfort food. My fur baby's normal weight is 70 pounds, but in 2 months time she's lo... Thu, 19 Jan 2017 07:38:02 EST Addicted to Soda... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40771111 I am trying to break myself of the habit. I have tried to stop drinking soda cold turkey and it doesn't work for me. I find that doing that I feel the need to drink more and more. I was wondering if anyone else thinks this method to "ween" myself off of it sounds like a good idea.... <BR> <BR> I get a 6 pack of soda (which is better diet or regular?) and only have one a day (drinking water the rest of the day) then on the 7th day drink tea (and water). Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:58:02 EST Every day at 1:30 pm http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40763839 I get a sugar craving Tue, 17 Jan 2017 15:38:52 EST Do you exercise on a stationary bike? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40763599 Yes <BR> <BR> <em>314</em> Tue, 17 Jan 2017 14:36:52 EST Question about water http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40761881 I have a question about water intake. Does it mean just plain water or can it be iced tea, crystal light, decaf coffee, etc? I really don't like plain ole water unless it is totally ice cold, Any help would be appreciated. Tue, 17 Jan 2017 09:02:52 EST How cool is this? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40758927 <link>www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/ar<BR>ticle.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=11783520 </link> Mon, 16 Jan 2017 23:47:25 EST What Size Clothing Do You Wear ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40755656 This is to help another member understand that women's (men's too) clothing sizes are NOT standard. I'd like to show her how varied sizes can be. <BR> <BR> Example, I tend to wear size 6 pants, but not all size 6 fit right. I can't just grab and go. I have to try on the pants. I have pants in sizes 6,8, 10 and 12. They all fit. <BR> <BR> When I buy jackets, shouldn't I be able to wear a size 6 if I wear a size 6 pants ? nope. In jackets I'm one size up. I usually need to buy a size 8 or 1... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 16:33:01 EST Do you like winter or summer best? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40754329 I MISS SUMMER...I so dislike the cold, ice and snow!! Mon, 16 Jan 2017 12:17:06 EST Has anyone joined any fitness programs? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40753441 I'm wondering who has joined fitness program(s) vs trying it on their own. And why did you do it? Mon, 16 Jan 2017 11:07:59 EST 5 Acknowledgements http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40746968 Acknowledgements have been an important part of my healing and a simple way to track my progress even when I feel I haven't accomplished anything. Some are grandiose, but mainly it's acknowledging myself for the simple everyday things I do. Rhonda Britten, an amazing Life Coach, taught this to me. Now I practice it often. Let's do this together! I'll start: <BR> <BR> Today I acknowledge myself for: <BR> 1. Logging on to Sparkpeople after a few days off of it. <BR> 2. Thinking about exercisin... Sun, 15 Jan 2017 17:38:19 EST Biggest Loser scandals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40745149 It may sound naive, but I'm really disappointed because I keep learning more and more scandalous things about the methods used on the tv show The Biggest Loser. At first, there were rumors of contestants being urged to take caffeine pills and water pills and diet pills like that. Recently I've read some of the past contestants saying that they were actually told to take illegal drugs. I don't know what's true or just a rumor but at the very least, 2 things seem to be indisputable: a lot of th... Sun, 15 Jan 2017 12:23:50 EST Juicing http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40744797 Does juicing remove the fibers? Sun, 15 Jan 2017 11:27:57 EST Starting Over ....AGAIN !! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40743921 Today, I start over again. Ten years ago, 2007, I lost 50 pounds and felt great, and looked great too I believe. Since then I have been up and down the scale by 30lbs, give or take.....mostly take, haha. I know I can do this and Spark People site has been a BIG help before so this is where I start again. Just putting this out there because if I write it down it is more real. <em>240</em> Sun, 15 Jan 2017 08:40:05 EST Thoughts about people with quiet personalities? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40743504 I'm really curious to find out what others think about this topic. I've been reading about this recently, and I'd like to get some opinions from others. My personality can be described thusly; shy introvert. One of those people who is comfortable sitting in a calm silence with another person while each of them read or knit or other such things. For me this is normal. I'd rather sit in comfortable silence or have deep conversations - small talk is incredibly difficult. Ever since I was i... Sun, 15 Jan 2017 06:33:50 EST Spark Activity Tracker http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40739822 I bought a tracker and tried to activate it and this is what I got. <BR> What do I do? <BR> <BR> You are not in the system as having The Spark Activity Tracker. <BR> If you have purchased a Spark Activity Tracker but are receiving this message, please email Kelly@SparkPeople.com with your SparkPeople username and the Serial Number printed on the back of your tracker. Sat, 14 Jan 2017 18:57:53 EST Weight loss and waist size http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40739242 I've lost 41 pounds and my pants are very baggy, but my waist size seems the same. Help please.... <BR> Sat, 14 Jan 2017 16:14:00 EST Being Bullied and Gun Commercial http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40732150 i watch my shows via the internet and I keep seeing this commercial for a concealed gun holster. Within the first minute of the ad you hear the announcer state: "Millions of people are like you. They are not willing to be the victim of a BULLY and they carry a gun to prove it. They don't want anyone to know it's there." <BR> <BR> Urban Carry G2 • Incredible Concealed Carry Holster <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkRofcvfnHg </link> <BR> <BR> QUESTION: WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT... Fri, 13 Jan 2017 14:47:52 EST please disregard -- double post http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40732054 sorry <BR> <BR> please disregard <BR> Fri, 13 Jan 2017 14:37:54 EST How to be a great beauty by spring/summer 2017? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40730655 I want to be insanely gorgeous this year. I'm a great person, but should my outside match my insides? <BR> I'd love some advice to hurry along the process of being beautiful (of course thinnes helps- need to get thin.) <BR> <BR> Fri, 13 Jan 2017 10:41:56 EST How do you reward yourself? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40718868 Whenever I lose a few (5) pounds I start celebrating by rewarding myself my fave food (Mexican or Cajun) and get off track! And 5 pounds is much too soon to buy a new piece of clothing. Ideas please? Thanks! Wed, 11 Jan 2017 22:31:16 EST How many calories should I eat? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40718076 Good evening everyone! So this is day #3 for me. I feel really good! I've been tracking everything! Well, I noticed that some things are not accurate sonas ibwas googling certain things, I came across another weight loss site. I entered my infonanf it came back tobsay that I should eat 1800-2000 calories a day to lose weight. Well here on SP, it says 1300-1500. I am obviously happy on here and won't be using the other site, but I'm curious what everyone thinks. I currently am 5'4" and weight ... Wed, 11 Jan 2017 20:34:16 EST Spark Tracker http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40711898 Is it true that Spark Tracker ends February 22, 2017? Wed, 11 Jan 2017 03:02:25 EST Considering a job as a personal home caretaker http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40707169 I am looking for a new job and was thinking of going into the type of position that takes care of a person who is elderly and wants to live at home instead of a nursing home but needs some help or assistance. <BR> Since I have lost weight I have an interest in the health field but I don't think I have an interest in becoming a nurse. I have a degree in office and my past job was office work. <BR> However, I would have more job opportunity if I considered switching to a personal care aide or C... Tue, 10 Jan 2017 13:20:19 EST Nutritian Tracker Help Pls http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40706243 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/da85020e-4462-4ade-853c-b43b776df84b.png"> <BR> <BR> I would like to change the fiber option to sodium option is that possible? I want to see the sodium in each ingredient to see where my sodium increase. Is this possible? Hope so lol <BR> <BR> Hope someone can help. <BR> <BR> Thanks. Tue, 10 Jan 2017 11:22:13 EST Sony smartwatch 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40704679 sorry if this has been covered already but how do I sync/connect my sony watch to sparkpeople?? <BR> <BR> thanks <BR> Les xox Tue, 10 Jan 2017 06:55:09 EST Desperate to lose 25lbs!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40703536 Losing 25lbs would make me have a perfect BMI or at least be in the normal range. I am 4 feet 11 weighing about 135lbs. I have been trying to get my BMI down to a healthy range for years! But with not much success! <BR> <BR> I've been exercising regularly (when I'm not sick with flu like I am now); I've tried eating healthy but no changes! If I throw in the towel, it would be even worse because I'm sure I'll start gaining! <BR> <BR> I know I can do better, but it's hard because I have a hug... Tue, 10 Jan 2017 05:18:31 EST Spreading the good word of health http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40699078 So, it's post New Years' Day and lots of folks are "dieting" (yeah-yeah, let us all assume we know dieting isn't the answer) and all the diet recipes are being posted on FB or talked about at the lunch table at work. <BR> <BR> Do you ever just read or listen to people (I'm talking about the ones who make a bigger fuss than they should) talk about "dieting" or talk about a recipe that allows you to eat all the bacon & chocolate you can and still lose weight (of course I'm speaking tongue-in-c... Mon, 9 Jan 2017 13:24:15 EST HELP! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40698946 I have been away from Spark People for quite awhile. Now that I am back I know why I left. Is there anyone in the Tumwater, Washington area that can meet me for a coke and show me how to add and delete food entries and recipes? Otherwise, I will probably leave again, because I just don't understand how. <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> Cynthia Bennett <BR> 360-556-9566 Mon, 9 Jan 2017 13:03:08 EST Was 2016 the worst year ever? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40698236 I know a lot of people have opinions about macro issues that made this past year dreadful, but for me I - went through a divorce, lost my job, got into debt and gained 30 pounds. I like to think, 2017 can't be much worse, right?? Thankfully I've got two amazing kids, a (relatively) positive outlook on things, and I've started my own business. How was 2016 to you? Mon, 9 Jan 2017 11:12:22 EST Bone Density? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40694818 So I was wondering if anyone else deals with this issue. I definitely have some extra weight to lose, but I also have a high bone density. Is there a way to know how much of my weight is actually in my bones that I can't do anything about? And how do I adjust my BMI in regard to the density? <BR> <BR> Thanks in advance! Sun, 8 Jan 2017 23:27:19 EST What non health related thing are you looking forw http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40693184 I am looking forward to purchasing new king size bed,upgrading from a queen. It is really going to take up most of the room but at least I won't have the dog pushing me off the bed every night. Or maybe I still will but I'm hopeful it will be less frequent. Sun, 8 Jan 2017 19:56:17 EST Frustration http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40687674 I am finally back on spark. I have a goal to lose 100 lbs. HOWEVER, due to the past year and a half, this will be beyond difficult. It is a very trying situation. I know what I have to do, and trust me, I want to do it. I just , with all the issues, I literally cannot. I am going to get my diet under control. I love 21 day fix eating plan. In 2015 before issues happened, I lost 20+ lbs on that plan, in just over 2 months. The exercising is what will be very difficult. As I cannot walk very mu... Sun, 8 Jan 2017 02:56:00 EST SICK/THYROID N TAMPA, FL http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40679443 So I am also new to SP, I'm having so much trouble with goiters, and I had a goiter removed in 2012 or 2013 can't remember what year. So every Doctor I go to never told me to leave certain foods alone all they said is take your meds, and lets check your T4 or t3. <BR> I have so many pockets of fats all over my body, what is weird is my glucose number I check every other day is usually always around 89-95, and I have great cholesterol according to the Dr's. <BR> I just had to join a group be... Fri, 6 Jan 2017 23:19:33 EST Thoughts on Quinoa http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40668091 I use to have a recipe for my lunch that I'd take to work that included Quinoa, Salsa, canned white chicken (packaged like tuna), Northern Beans & chopped onion. High in calories & protein (I lift weights as my main source of exercise) but the texture, yuck! <BR> <BR> Anyway, I'm back at lifting seriously again and started back with this recipe but man on man, yuck, the taste isn't bad, it's the way it feels in my mouth I'm eating it that grosses me out. <BR> <BR> Do you like Quinoa? If so,... Thu, 5 Jan 2017 13:14:07 EST Can I just say... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40665707 How awesome is it when you can feel the work you put into muscles after a workout? Recently started an abs series and I'm already feeling it. ^^ What's your favorite workout when you feel you need to push yourself? Thu, 5 Jan 2017 06:12:54 EST Need Motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40659887 Today is a blah day. It's pouring down rain, gray and blah. What are some great exercise DVDs that are on Blu-Ray that I can purchase? Wed, 4 Jan 2017 12:58:59 EST I like having ads here, don't you? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40658839 Today one of the ads on this site was for Halo ice cram. Only 240 calories a pint with natural ingredients. I never heard of it before and Immediately went to YouTube for reviews. This is why I don't have ad blockers. I like learning about new products. <BR> <BR> What is an ad you saw here that you were happy to find out about? Wed, 4 Jan 2017 09:43:15 EST What do you do when you have a very specific http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40655872 craving? Atm I am craving affogato, that is a scoop of coconut ice-cream in a small cup of expresso! That is served in the dessert stand near my house. <BR> <BR> So, should I get one? I haven't had one in months. Surely a small treat like this is workable. Or should I just wait it out? Tue, 3 Jan 2017 23:16:17 EST Your body's response to exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40654326 Hello, Sparkers! I'm working on an article about how the body responds when someone first starts exercising, and would love your feedback. Below are my questions: <BR> <BR> 1) When you first started working out, how long did it take before you started noticing a difference in how you felt and looked? Mentally and physically? <BR> 2) How long before others started to notice? <BR> 3) What surprised you the most, physically, when you started working out? Looking for a mix of both positive an... Tue, 3 Jan 2017 20:14:35 EST What is your favorite breakfast? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40652861 I have found that I do best if I have a solid, protein packed breakfast in the morning. I am trying to shake it up a bit -- what are your go-to breakfasts? Tue, 3 Jan 2017 16:36:58 EST Do you "Diet" or do you have an "Eating Plan" ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40652601 What are peoples thoughts on the word "Diet". Do you think of it as a specific eating plan designed to help you lose a certain amount of weight, or do you you think of it just as the way you eat? <BR> I know everyone has different nutrition goals out here. As I have a lot of weight to lose, I find that the idea of "diet" mentally makes me think I have to make temporary eating changes that are designed for weight loss only. I'm not sure I have ever looked at what I would do in maintenance. <... Tue, 3 Jan 2017 16:00:40 EST Active spark team? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40651917 It seems I can't find a responsive active team. I work nights and just need some support and/or ideas when I am just to tired to do anything. Tue, 3 Jan 2017 13:22:46 EST How is it.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40650382 that gaining is so easy but losing is so stinkin' hard???? <BR> <BR> On average I can lose 1 - 1.5 lbs a week but managed to gain 9 lbs over the last two weeks?? I have never seen this type of gain and honestly I am frustrated. <BR> <BR> Tue, 3 Jan 2017 08:11:01 EST Sleep http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40647784 I'm having trouble sleeping. Any suggestions? Mon, 2 Jan 2017 23:40:27 EST Eating out http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40640698 My husband and I are going on 3 week road trip around the US. I'm needing help on what foods to choose ate resturants. We don't do fast food so that's not a problem and i'm bringing my protein shake with me. Mon, 2 Jan 2017 06:36:38 EST The app http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40639299 I apologize I'd I am posting this in the wrong place...but I was looking at the app and couldn't figure out how to access this place through it. Is that not possible? Or am I just blind and can't see it. <BR> <BR> Thanks! Mon, 2 Jan 2017 00:52:51 EST Day 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40636159 What did you do to kick off your first day to a healthy and happy New Year? <BR> I did the following: <BR> 20 minutes on the elliptical <BR> 20 minutes stationary bike <BR> Walked 2 miles briskly <BR> Have 10,000 steps in as of 3:45 pm <BR> And now planning dinner in the grill with lots of veggies <BR> Sun, 1 Jan 2017 15:45:59 EST Make This The Year to Clean Your Plate! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40635637 Try the 7-day veggie challenge! Eat mostly plants for a week with simple tips you get in daily emails. I've done this a couple times, they don't hassle you with junk email after the challenge is over: <BR> <link>www.veggiechallenge.com/sign-up-for-<BR>the-veggie-challenge-tabling/ </link> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/866ec50c-b9bd-4df7-b7dc-08d2f68e42b3.jpg"> Sun, 1 Jan 2017 13:59:26 EST Spark Streak on Signing In http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40631258 Does this Spark Streak start all over at the beginning of the year? Sat, 31 Dec 2016 20:58:45 EST You know the old cliché http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40629714 Tomorrow will be the first day of the rest of my life.... <em>46</em> <BR> Well for me, tomorrow will be the start of me being in touch with myself again. Some how I lost myself this year and put my health on the back burner... As of tomorrow morning I will be more in tune with my mind and body and make conscious decisions to a better me. Also going to work with others to form a tight support network while on this journey. My goal is to lose 90 pounds this year so that next year on New Ye... Sat, 31 Dec 2016 15:55:17 EST Happy 2017! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40629439 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/89af4035-1575-46af-859d-6581f68b16dd.jpg"> Sat, 31 Dec 2016 14:51:59 EST Daily or Weekly Planning? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40629199 Do you guys find that it's easier for you to plan your meals the day before or the week before? <BR> I feel like if I plan the day before, I am not utilizing my time as efficiently. However if I plan a week before, I feel like I'm eating foods I'm not necessarily in the mood for. <BR> What do you guys do? Sat, 31 Dec 2016 13:53:13 EST Veganuary -- eat vegetarian for January http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40627918 Wanna shake things up in the New Year by eating a vegan for the month of January? <BR> <link>https://veganuary.com/ </link> <BR> <BR> Spark team board for people doing Veganuary: <BR> <link>tinyurl.com/j549nsf </link> Sat, 31 Dec 2016 09:31:52 EST Craving a prosperity burger from McD's!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40627634 The prosperity burger is only sold at McD's during the Chinese New Year (CNY) season. After CNY, they don't sell it anymore. That's why I have a strong craving for it because CNY is coming soon. <BR> <BR> I esp like the chicken prosperity burger. But it's a lot of meat and y'know, well, it's McD, so it's not very healthy! <BR> <BR> Help!!! Should I get a prosperity burger before they stop selling them? I've been doing so well avoiding junk but this burger is only sold for a limited period... Sat, 31 Dec 2016 08:52:30 EST Prove to yourself that 2016 did not suck http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40623146 Here's a challenge: write out one good thing that happened in 2016 that aren't related to politics. I'll get you started: <BR> <BR> There's an Ebola vaccine now. <BR> Volunteers in India planted 50 million trees in 24 hours <BR> Leo finally got his Oscar! <BR> Giant Pandas are no longer endangered <BR> Wild tiger numbers are up for the 1st time in 100 years <BR> Global literacy in children is the highest it's ever been: 93% <BR> Manatees are nice longer endangered <BR> Wild wolves are bac... Fri, 30 Dec 2016 14:50:44 EST My new food tracker journal http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40622956 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/69214df5-d342-4cdb-bb9c-d7b1167074fe.jpg"> <BR> New Year, New Journal to keep tracking. I am ready to lose! Fri, 30 Dec 2016 13:55:32 EST Help!!! I m Craving Cake!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40619306 Hi! just finished dialysis, and had lunch but for some reason, I m craving cake! <BR> <BR> The cafe near my house has nice cakes but is too pricey. I feel like walking further away to a cheaper cake shop but will this craving go away if I delay?! I sure hope so bcoz I already had ice-cream this week! <BR> <BR> what do I do?! Thu, 29 Dec 2016 23:57:52 EST Anyone want to partner up? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40617909 I learned long ago that a plan dependent entirely on will power is usually a very bad plan. I need more than just me. I am a grad student on winter break and so far, food and exercise and journaling have been doable without terrible effort. The winter quarter starts Jan. 3. My schedule is insane; I have a lot more than just grad school. I know from experience that I am very likely to stop journaling and exercise may fall off as well once the quarter starts. I am more likely to stay on it if I... Thu, 29 Dec 2016 19:34:10 EST Why We All Need to Learn to Read Nutrition Labels http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40614899 Here is a very good example of why we all need to learn how to read nutrition labels. <BR> <BR> This is a photo of a Harry and David chocolate decadence dessert that was part of one of their awesome gift baskets. As you can see, it's a single serving, right ? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1c537ec4-cac5-450f-8607-e7a4d31f9fc1.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Okay, well, this is where reading the label becomes extremely important. Do you know how many servings are in that one l... Thu, 29 Dec 2016 09:08:01 EST Are you part of the 6%? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40612964 There is a nice medical column in our local paper...perhaps your's as well: To Your Good Health by Dr. Keith Roach (med.cornell.edu) In todays' column he answered a letter from a healthy 71 year old writing about healthy habits, etc. The last paragraph of Dr. Roach's response says (in part): <BR> <BR> "One recent study showed that those who don't smoke, exercise regularly, drink no more than moderately (if at all), maintain a healthy weight and get adequate sleep have a dramatically low... Thu, 29 Dec 2016 00:43:18 EST Underweight hypothyroidism and hair breakage http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40610716 I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism about 5 years ago, but I suspect I've had hypothyroidism since I was fairly young. My symptoms went undiagnosed for years, most likely because I'm underweight (I always have been) is anyone else like that?! Also, my hair still breaks easily, which I hate. Anyone have any recommendations? I take biotin supplements. Wed, 28 Dec 2016 16:42:38 EST Trouble with Getting a password! !! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40609819 <em>46</em> <BR> I have clicked on the password reset link everyday several times a day and I get an error message every time. I don't want to have to log in with my fb account, I want to London in with sparkpeople .. Does anyone know why this is happening or what else I can do ? Wed, 28 Dec 2016 13:03:20 EST Viewing Vlogs on iPads http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40604225 Hi Sparkers. I need some help. I would like to view the Vlogs here on Spark but my iPad just shows a blank screen whenI click on it. Anyone using an iPad Who is able to view the Vlogs on here. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks Tue, 27 Dec 2016 15:21:49 EST Rest in Peace - Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40604166 The news is reporting Carrie Fisher passed away at 60. I remember waiting in line with my brother and best friend to see Star Wars when it came out in 1978. I saw it six times. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e5d3d5e2-c188-4117-93e4-9e4c4dfc97e8.png"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/98a20fe7-8393-42ba-9f5b-aabac6a4a5a2.jpg"> <BR> <BR> And George Michael passed away at 53. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/... Tue, 27 Dec 2016 14:54:26 EST starting over http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40601695 Anyone attend weight watchers meetings in Duluth? Just wondering where to go. <BR> Tue, 27 Dec 2016 06:46:29 EST Happy Kwanzaa! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40595567 Happy Kwanzaa to those who celebrate or observe the day! <BR> <BR> Kwanzaa is a week-long celebration held in the United States and in other nations of the Western African diaspora in the Americas. The celebration honors African heritage in African-American culture, and is observed from December 26 to January 1, culminating in a feast and gift-giving. Kwanzaa has seven core principles. It was created by Maulana Karenga and was first celebrated in 1966�67. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosa... Mon, 26 Dec 2016 04:34:04 EST HAPPY BOXING DAY! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40595560 Happy Boxing Day to those who observe the day! I hope you have a wonderful day! <BR> <BR> Boxing Day is a holiday celebrated on the day following Christmas Day in the United Kingdom and Commonwealth nations. Boxing Day occurs on 26 December, although the attached bank holiday or public holiday may take place either on that day or a day later. <BR> <BR> In the liturgical calendar of Western Christianity, Boxing Day is the second day of Christmastide, and also St. Stephen's Day. In some Euro... Mon, 26 Dec 2016 04:26:21 EST Hair care? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40594266 I haven't found a community like this yet, but does someone want to start a "Hair, Skin, & Nails" community for all types of Hair, skin and nails? <BR> <BR> We could discuss products, styles and how diets affect these things? <BR> <BR> Such as: <BR> "I'm currently taking 10k mcg Biotin" <BR> response: "I'm only taking 2k, why do you need so much?" <BR> *Discuss* <BR> <BR> or <BR> <BR> "I'm trying to grow my hair this year! It's ear length and I'd love to have long hair! How long did i... Sun, 25 Dec 2016 20:14:33 EST How was your Christmas? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40593939 I had a Christmas party on Friday, rested on Saturday, then went for Christmas service on Sunday followed by a Christmas lunch. I must say I ate too much and drank too much this weekend! I came to dialysis today with a 4.6kg gain! Well, it's back to business this week on! No more feasting! <BR> <BR> How abt u? Sun, 25 Dec 2016 18:51:56 EST Frustrated!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40589118 1) I've had to log in FOUR TIMES already --- the original log in, then post on spark team, then look for blog and now to access message boards! AGGRAVATING! <BR> <BR> 2)I can't blog from my dad's computer or my mobile phone, my old phone became defective and I could post daily to blog. I was able to post my status from my phone but now I can't blog at all. It takes me to Member blogs but NOWHERE to post an update on my blog! <BR> <BR> 3)Members should only log in ONCE NOT FOUR TIMES like ... Sat, 24 Dec 2016 12:32:26 EST Merry Christmas All http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40587101 Merry Christmas from Texas Sat, 24 Dec 2016 06:11:26 EST Tomorrow is Christmas Eve! What are some... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40584591 of your Christmas Eve traditions? <BR> <BR> We go to church, of course! <BR> We also have a huge family feast... china, crystal, the whole shebang. <BR> Our neighborhood all sets out luminaria - plumber's candle in a gallon milk jug - along all the streets. It looks beautiful! Fri, 23 Dec 2016 16:25:44 EST Holiday Gift to Group Fitness Instructor http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40584270 I asked several people in my large class, if they wanted to give $5-$10 to <BR> the instructor for the holiday. Very few seemed interested. These instructors don't make a lot of money per session, and a group gift would have been appreciated. (I purchased a gift card myself) What to you think? Fri, 23 Dec 2016 14:19:10 EST HAPPY FESTIVUS TO THE REST OF US! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40582058 Festivus is both a parody and a secular holiday celebrated on December 23 that serves as an alternative to participating in the pressures and commercialism of the Christmas season. It has been described as "the perfect secular theme for an all-inclusive December gathering". <BR> <BR> Originally a family tradition of scriptwriter Dan O'Keefe, who worked on the American sitcom Seinfeld, Festivus entered popular culture after it was made the focus of the 1997 episode "The Strike". The non-comme... Fri, 23 Dec 2016 03:14:46 EST New here - Trying not to beat myself up http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40573290 Hi guys, <BR> <BR> New here, well sort of.. attempted this a few times but never posted. <BR> <BR> Anyways, little bit about me. I was always the skinny girl growing up. Shoot I don't think I ever weight over 115lbs until I was 24 and had been at my current desk job for two years. I had the mentality that I was blessed with that metabolisom we all dream of where I could eat whatever and never gain a pound. HA!! Nope. Couple that with little to no physical activity and also being a redneck g... Wed, 21 Dec 2016 14:26:15 EST Holiday Treats http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40572820 Christmas and Hanukkah are a mere 4 days away. YIKES ! I'm sre many of us will be enjoying a wonderful holiday meal with our families. So, my question, is there a holiday treat that you are looking forward to having ? Is there a recipe that a friend or family member makes that you've been patiently waiting all year ? Does your grandmother make her famous chocolate chip cookies only for Christmas ? <BR> <BR> I will be enjoying a buffet style meal with my family this weekend. Instead of a fan... Wed, 21 Dec 2016 12:29:02 EST Happy Solstice! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40570130 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1f090705-db71-4125-b489-8edf39c2ebcd.jpg"> Wed, 21 Dec 2016 01:28:19 EST Christmas cheer http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40566667 What will you drink to keep you on track over the holidays. I want wine and egg nog but know that they lead to overeating and weight gain. Tue, 20 Dec 2016 10:13:16 EST Tracking! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40556611 how do i track macro's? I'm new to this keto life style and now I'm trying to figure out Sparkpeople! HELP! lol.... I have tried looking for this answer on my own, but am not having any luck! Thanks. Peace and Love, Renae Sun, 18 Dec 2016 20:33:57 EST Funny story http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40556014 About a week ago, I bought a candy bar in a moment of weakness but left it in the car and forgot about it until today. There must be a mouse or something in my car because something's been gnawing on it, so I had to throw it away. I bought another one while I was out shopping and didn't realize until my husband pointed it out that it was a flavor I didn't like. I guess something was telling me I really didn't need that candy bar. Sun, 18 Dec 2016 18:41:08 EST Profile pics and stickers? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40553637 Hi, can someone help? I often see folks here with a "lost 10lbs with sparkpeople" or something similar being used as their profile pic. How do I get one of those? I've lost 30 lbs from when I started in February. Sun, 18 Dec 2016 08:31:22 EST HEALTH CARE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40549705 It's been reported of a record number of people signing up for health care. Is the Affordable Care Act working in your favor? From persona; experience I find the Patient Protection Act (PPA) does not contain enough to protect the patient. Since it was enacted on a the federal level it should have included where to file comments, suggestions, and complaints. This would give a clear picture of what and where the problems are. Filing with the state was useless in my case. <BR> Since hosp... Sat, 17 Dec 2016 14:13:43 EST Winter-themed healthy foods http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40549587 Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I'm looking for some ideas for ingredients to use for winter recipes. I want to keep that belly away when I'm eating Christmas dinner!!!! <em>39</em> Sat, 17 Dec 2016 13:26:20 EST What do you eat when you have a sugar craving? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40532804 I just wanted to have a candy cane, like, super badly. For no reason. lol. Chose to have a yoplait "banana cream pie" yogurt instead! Wed, 14 Dec 2016 15:10:36 EST What is the best health book you have read? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40532418 I have read many books over the years but still think Body for Life by Bill Phillips is a great book for anyone who wants to improve themselves. What is your favorite? Wed, 14 Dec 2016 14:02:30 EST Stuck http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40526853 So about 2 months ago I started my first job, and between that and going to college, I have really forgotten to take care of myself. I eat very little and what I do is pure garbage. I need to start taking care of myself and not sure where to start. One of my hopes is that I get kept on full time at my place of work come January, and if I do I am going to join the Planet Fitness that is going in next door, but until then I need to find the motivation to put my health before anything else... An... Tue, 13 Dec 2016 16:16:15 EST Body image, can we get past it? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40525990 I work in a large company and have had some success in keeping my weight down and building a decent body over time. This has not gone unnoticed. I have people ask me about getting into shape. But what floors me, is the grown women who want to reshape their bodies into an unachievable look. Attractive well shaped women want to become petite through diet and exercise. Sorry, diet and exercise will not change your bones. A good looking medium build will always be just that. I was under the impre... Tue, 13 Dec 2016 12:33:49 EST OK, I admit it. I was gone too long. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40525383 Now I hardly recognize SP. I still love it to death. But it is MUCH harder for me to get around, especially on my computer. All of my groups are dead, especially the local groups. Where'd everyone go? Did they all get new fitbits? Maybe they help you track stuff, but there's no community there. And SP had community. I hope I find it again. I've lost another 10 pounds, and I'm ready to continue my journey, but now I feel like I'll maybe be doing it alone. I sure hope not. Good luck ... Tue, 13 Dec 2016 10:21:39 EST I tend to binge in the morning, please help :( http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40519075 Ever since I started college I've been binging. I was so good the past few days. But this morning when I woke up, I literally consumed 1,600 calories. I just couldn't stop, I was so hungry. Please please help. What should I do to prevent this in the future? And should I fast today until I'm hungry? Mon, 12 Dec 2016 11:14:04 EST Juice Cleansing http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40516431 Hi there, <BR> <BR> I am looking into getting in shape! No particular reason, I just wanted to start being healthier. A friend of mine is really into juice cleanses, and she says it's really helpful for controlling her weight, and since there's lots of fruits and veggies, it's also really healthy. Anyone's thoughts? Mon, 12 Dec 2016 05:13:46 EST I feel as though I should apologize... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40505329 I re-read some of the posts from the past year or so (wanted to look at the advice). I realize I really was at a low point because of my sister's wedding. I didn't enjoy spending over a week's wadges and fearing looking like a fat cow on social media. There's like one picture where I look like I'm starting to get a double chin. At least I wasn't tagged. Hopefully people thought I was a cousin. <BR> I'm sorry for being annoying. I'm not as sad as I was then. Sat, 10 Dec 2016 08:32:17 EST Samsung gear s2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40496835 I love spark people it is the best motivational app out there but is it possible to get it to connect with gear s2 if not I can't use it 🙁? Thu, 8 Dec 2016 23:30:09 EST Wouldn't download http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40494900 No steps for six days. Tried everything (I thought). Found a clue to shake the SAT and it worked! Thu, 8 Dec 2016 17:45:36 EST John Glenn, a TRUE American hero http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40494546 Aged 95, former astronaut, and Senator from Ohio, John Glenn has passed away <em>39</em> <BR> He was a World War II, and Korean war veteran, a fighter pilot. <BR> In 1962 he was the first American to orbit the earth. <BR> <BR> There have been few like him. HE was a true HERO. <BR> <BR> Condolences to his family, and friends. Thu, 8 Dec 2016 16:24:44 EST Was I too sensitive? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40486725 So my best friend sent me some photographs of herself in 3 dresses asking for an opinion on which she should wear. I showed them to another friend-we'll call her X- asking for her opinion on them. Now one of the dresses was quite leggy and had a cut out on the cleavage and the first comment from X was all about why did my friend need to wear that dress and who was she trying to impress? She then started on about how no one dresses for themselves and everything we wear is to impress someone. T... Wed, 7 Dec 2016 10:31:17 EST When a member of your staff dislikes you... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40486373 So long story not so short, I work in the insurance industry in a Third Party Administrator and have, for seven years, managed the CS department. This year, I have especially wanted to get out of it because that is actual a second role I have in my company and my "other" job takes up so much of my time, I work underneat the CEO directly. So we hired someone who took over in managing CS. She is a micromanager and that is not the way I operate, but I let her be because it was her baby now. Well... Wed, 7 Dec 2016 09:22:01 EST Indonesia re deadly earthquake http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40484561 My thoughts are with those in Indonesia affected by the deadly earthquake. <BR> <BR> xxx Wed, 7 Dec 2016 04:45:48 EST Pearl Harbor Rememberance Day-Dec 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40484442 I'd like to take a moment of silence for the 2402 Americans who were lost on that day, along with the hundreds more who were wounded during the attack. Wed, 7 Dec 2016 02:19:33 EST How important to eat all calories? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40474663 Let me preface this by saying I'm not trying to eat super low cal, I'm a SAHM to 3 homeschooled boys so sometimes meals get pushed to the side. Yes, I know to eat smaller meals more frequently and it's best to be in your calorie range. Now that I've gotten past that, when the end of the day is here and I've only had maybe 700-800 calories, how terrible is this? If it's so terrible, what's worse, not eating all of the calories (or close to), or eating crap just to get in a chunk of calories... Mon, 5 Dec 2016 15:20:04 EST How much does it cost? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40473443 I want to be really beautiful, with a fit, tight body and great outfits. I don't have any money for self improvement right now. How much would I have to save? I don't even know how to figure out the cost. Mon, 5 Dec 2016 10:49:48 EST I am sure you will enjoy this catchy video :-) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40470692 <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7AqBeQ3b8k </link> <BR> <BR> Kris Sun, 4 Dec 2016 22:55:30 EST Spark Premium Opinion http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40470493 I already love SparkPeople and I am considering giving myself Spark Premium for Christmas. It seems like such a good deal. I am wondering if it's worth the extra money. I would appreciate some input. Sun, 4 Dec 2016 22:08:36 EST sparkpeople motivator back to gain some motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40458383 Hey all. <BR> I havent logged on to sparkpeople in like 900 days! wow <BR> I have been struggling for a while now. I became a sparkpeople motivator by going from 310 pounds down to 155 pounds but after having a new baby and switching to a new diet for medical reasons... not to mention depression and other life that got in the way I have gained about 40 pounds back. I cant seem to find that space I was in before... I was a freakin rockstar!!! I think after logging back on and reading a lot of ... Fri, 2 Dec 2016 23:29:21 EST Body core http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40456127 quick way to get your body core up to temp? Fri, 2 Dec 2016 16:00:02 EST Who observes Hanukkah (Chanukah)? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40455197 Just ASKING A QUESTION! <BR> <em>499</em> <em>500</em> Fri, 2 Dec 2016 11:20:19 EST TGIF!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40454571 I hope everyone has a happy and healthy Friday! Fri, 2 Dec 2016 08:52:10 EST Who does NOT observe the December holiday? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40454356 Not everyone in the world observes/celebrates the December 25 "holiday" because of religious reasons, culture customs or just because they don't. <BR> Just wondering who else doesn't. <BR> <BR> DON'T BOMBARD BE WITH BIBLE STUFF. Fri, 2 Dec 2016 08:00:11 EST Pokeman http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40452391 Any one use Pokeman to help with walking Fri, 2 Dec 2016 00:48:11 EST How long is a cough supposed to last? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40449970 I started having symptoms of a cold on November 9. At first, I thought it was allergies until I started coughing. I don't normally get sick, but this year I've gotten sick 2x (once in February - Valentine's Day weekend and the beginning of November). Before that, I haven't had a cold since November 2008. I'm starting to think that I may be getting another cold or may be developing symptoms of bronchitis. Overall, I feel fine physically. No aches or pains anywhere in body. I don't have a tempe... Thu, 1 Dec 2016 18:24:49 EST :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40448126 Have a fantastic Thursday! Thu, 1 Dec 2016 10:53:25 EST Favorite Christmas album? why? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40445815 I love Micheal Buble and Jim Reeves's Christmas albums. <BR> <BR> Jim Reeves has a smooth voice, so does Buble! <BR> <BR> Feels as smooth as chocolate, if that makes any sense! <BR> <BR> What about you? Thu, 1 Dec 2016 05:01:29 EST Hi!! Beginner here!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40445784 Hi! I am a workaholic. I normally work 12-14 hours a day 4 days a week! Unfortunately while I'm working I am constantly busy so I often (most times 😳😳??) forget to eat so by the end of the day I am very very hungry. As the day levels out i often have only eaten the amount of calories that I should be eating but I continue to gain weight. I've recently started running and working out again but I still don't lose weight. Before I went to my doctor to see about the constant weight gain, which ha... Thu, 1 Dec 2016 04:44:51 EST Gatlinburg http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40443106 I have many fond memories of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. <BR> <BR> The current forest fires, break my heart Wed, 30 Nov 2016 19:36:36 EST Need Accountability http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40440935 Hi my name is Shanna and I am on a weight loss journey to go from 370 to 191. I'm calling it Adventure to Wonderland. I'm documenting it all on YouTube. <link>YouTube.com/fitnessbyfaith </link> I would love for you to join me. We can support and hold each other accountable. Especially with the holidays! Wed, 30 Nov 2016 12:27:04 EST Good Afternoon http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40440816 Hope everyone has a great day! Wed, 30 Nov 2016 12:02:25 EST Do you have any Christmas traditions? Please share http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40438107 I no longer have any Christmas traditions. When I was growing up well into my adulthood, I use to spend the night on December 23rd and stay all day at my grandmother's house on Christmas Eve but make sure I was at home on Christmas Day. Wed, 30 Nov 2016 03:57:58 EST How are you preparing for the Christmas season? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40430257 A friend of mine has already bought a frozen turkey. <BR> <BR> I just finished my Christmas wrapping last month. I am now working on some cross-stitch bookmarks for 2 special friends! I have to get stitching though! Christmas is coming, we're reaching the end of November! <BR> <BR> I don't really decorate much because I'm living with my parents who are Taoists. I do have a mini Christmas tree in my room though and I have a Christmas sock! I don't cook much for Christmas either. But I'm goin... Mon, 28 Nov 2016 22:59:04 EST Hello!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40426432 Just wanted to say hello! I hope everyone has a great day! Mon, 28 Nov 2016 11:52:15 EST Has anyone tried dry needling? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40423359 Hi all! Melissa from SparkPeople here. Hope everyone had a restful (and delicious) Thanksgiving holiday! <BR> <BR> Has anyone ever tried this practice as a means of pain therapy? If so, I'd love to chat with you to get your input for an article we're working on! Feel free to comment here or shoot me an email. Thanks in advance! <BR> <BR> Melissa Rudy <BR> melissa@sparkpeople.com Sun, 27 Nov 2016 23:59:53 EST fitbit users http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40420329 Trying to by a second hand fitbit and I need some help which is gonna be only way. Sun, 27 Nov 2016 14:29:51 EST Wow...Now Santa is a Player ??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40420061 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f2c23825-acc4-41b7-a376-05d80ca01e28.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Fiat ran a Black Friday Sales commercial portraying a 'cool' Santa <BR> with 2 sexy elves on his arms <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_9Q6MePfwM </link> <BR> <BR> Does this bother anyone else besides me? <BR> Do we have to reduce even Holiday Characters to sexist playboys? Sun, 27 Nov 2016 13:11:59 EST Hurdle, 3 complments http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40418787 Hurdle:accepting God's best , regardless of my wants <BR> I'm positive <BR> I'm grateful <BR> I'm beautiful Sun, 27 Nov 2016 07:57:45 EST Need Help Beginning http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40416194 Hi, I am a 23 year old female that is at a whopping 301 lbs. I hate how I look and how I feel. It is time for me to turn my life around so I can start living life. I am looking for advice on how to get started and really see results. I have been thinking about maybe starting off with the 21 day fix to really understand portion control and get the exercises in. I am also looking for friends that can be there to talk to and to support me through (what I think will be) difficult process. Sat, 26 Nov 2016 21:51:43 EST Can you help? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40414577 Hey there! I'm on my first day of using SparkPeople, and I'm wondering if someone has any advice. I'm roughly 80 lbs. overweight and I have severe plantar fasciitis in both feet. I REALLY enjoy difficult workouts (think Insanity or intense/very long sessions of Zumba), but the problem is I can't do them with my feet hurting the way they do. I lost about 35 lbs. two years ago, but made a major move and have since gained the weight back because of my job (Reader's Digest version: I live with ki... Sat, 26 Nov 2016 17:16:45 EST Holiday Decorating Ideas to Share ??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40412858 Like a lot of people ... I never have enough room for the Xmas tree <BR> So when I came across this article, I thought I should share <BR> Have an artificial tree? <BR> check this out....from a REGULAR tree, to a SLIM tree <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/08c623ca-22ab-489c-84c0-8f4d700eb2e2.jpg"> <BR> <BR> to this SLIM TREE.......same tree <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/60ed1a77-c8dc-41e1-8a11-e57e8088be84.jpg"> <BR> <BR> see how they... Sat, 26 Nov 2016 11:31:37 EST sparkpoints http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40408521 looks like SparksPoints will reach the 5 billion mark ca mid-end of Dec.!! Fri, 25 Nov 2016 19:33:34 EST Black Friday Shopping - Who Got a Deal ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40407161 I had to work today, so I'll hit the stores after work and this weekend. So, for those of my Spark buddies who've already started shopping, what deals have you snagged ? <BR> <BR> A friend of mine hit Dell's website and got a nice laptop for his wife for $199. I went to check the deal and it was already gone. However, they do have another nice laptop (with more features that the two hundred model) for $350. <BR> <BR> A co-worker of mine bought a 48 inch TV this morning and then came into ... Fri, 25 Nov 2016 12:29:21 EST Friends http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40400919 I am new here, looking for some friends add me please :) sporty but eating is off at times. Thu, 24 Nov 2016 11:54:30 EST Good Quote for Women! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40396727 Don't be a woman <BR> That needs a man! <BR> <BR> Be a woman <BR> A man needs! Wed, 23 Nov 2016 21:10:00 EST Favorite Thanksgiving Veggie Dish http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40394412 Happy Thanksgiving ! <BR> <BR> I know that we are all looking forward to a wonderful turkey dinner tomorrow. So, my question for all my spark buddies is this,"what is your favorite veggie side dish ?" <BR> <BR> If I had my way, I'd eat a plate of dark meat, stuffing and gravy. However, I do enjoy the traditional veggie side dishes that are served along with the turkey. I'm looking forward to the squash, green bean almondine and brussel sprouts. Last year, we had two kinds of sprouts, one ... Wed, 23 Nov 2016 12:37:15 EST Ab Circle Pro?????? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40386780 Our local sport store has this machine called Ab Circle Pro (looks kind of fun) on sale super cheap, I tried to find some real people reviews on it last night (haven't purchased it yet), and couldn't find anything............. Any success stories or critics that can give me an opinion? Tue, 22 Nov 2016 09:24:16 EST Hoodia - anyone use? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40386066 I was wondering if anyone here had tried Hoodia P57 for weight loss? <BR> Any words about this product are greatly appreciated!! Tue, 22 Nov 2016 07:07:24 EST World Hello Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40377686 Apparently today is World hello day. <BR> <BR> So how many hellos in various languages can we say to one another today? <BR> <BR> I'll start. <BR> <BR> Hello! Mon, 21 Nov 2016 04:14:24 EST Happy Thanksgiving to all who r celebrating http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40371201 it this coming Thursday! <BR> <BR> Yup, I know my greeting is a little early but it'll be Thursday before you know it! <BR> <BR> So, Happy Thanksgiving and forgive yourself if you eat a little more! After all it's just one day! <BR> <BR> Enjoy yourself, and don't beat yourself up! Just keep on track the very next meal! Don't wait! <BR> <BR> Hugs! Sun, 20 Nov 2016 03:22:14 EST All set for Christmas 2016? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40365302 I've finished wrapping most of my presents. All that remains is to complete making a few cross-stitch bookmarks! Sat, 19 Nov 2016 03:19:04 EST Belly Fat - Same Girl, Different Angle http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40360206 I know there are many of Spark buddies who beat themselves up because they have a belly roll when they sit down. I've tried to explain that this IS perfectly normal for women. Now, I can prove it. <BR> <BR> There is an article going viral called Same Girl, Different Angle. <BR> <BR> <link>https://www.yahoo.com/beauty/fitness<BR>-blogger-lets-her-belly-rolls-show-to-<BR>the-delight-of-fans-203639493.html </link> <BR> <BR> Look at the image of this woman. When she is standing up, you c... Fri, 18 Nov 2016 06:10:10 EST should I get them? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40357967 I saw some comfy legging in 2 colors that I like but they are pricey and I don't really need new clothes! Plus, I have been spendin a lot this fortnight! I really need to start saving again. <BR> <BR> And they are capris, I actually prefer them long. But the colors are soooo nice! <BR> <BR> So, should I get them? Thu, 17 Nov 2016 19:40:01 EST breakfast http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40352418 What does people do for the first meal? Thu, 17 Nov 2016 01:36:08 EST Bob Dylan Wins Nobel Prize for Literature http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40349422 Since the news (local and national) has been spending the last several weeks covering the election non stop, I had no idea that BOB DYLAN won the Nobel prize for literature this year !! <BR> <BR> <link>www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-<BR>37806639 </link> <BR> <BR> What do you think ? I read one article that said the prize should have gone to Lenard Cohen, may he rest in peace. <BR> <BR> <em>149</em> <BR> Wed, 16 Nov 2016 14:31:18 EST cheat days http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40348597 Do you guys have a day where you take a break and eat whatever you want without tracking?? I do on Saturdays and i feel it gives me something to look forward to after i weigh in. thoughts?? Wed, 16 Nov 2016 11:14:31 EST Why must I be forced to wait?! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40343473 This morning, the nurse was about to put in the needles to start my dialysis when one of the older patients needed help finding her file. <BR> <BR> The nurse immediately abandoned me to go serve her! <BR> <BR> I mean, she could have finished with me first before going to help her! <BR> <BR> Why must I be of lower priority just bcoz I am younger? I pay the same amount of money for my treatment too! Tue, 15 Nov 2016 18:25:16 EST Can anyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40337633 Give me a good website to talk to an online therapist? I can't really afford a therapist and I don't have insurance right now. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you. Mon, 14 Nov 2016 19:12:26 EST Keto OS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40336924 My neighbor is claiming Keto OS is a miracle diet! But don't they all??? Does anyone have a personal experience with Keto OS?? Mon, 14 Nov 2016 15:57:49 EST INVITATION http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40322689 HELLO EVERYONE MY NAME IS GAYLE AND I AM THE LEADER OF <BR> JESUS IS CALLING , WILL YOU ANSWER. I WOULD LIKE TO TAKE THIS TIME <BR> TO INVITE YOU TO JOIN US, AS WE WORK TOGETHER TO GET IN SHAPE SPIRIT, SOUL AND BODY. I LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU THERE. <BR> <BR> http://teams.sparkpeople.com/CallOnChris<BR>t Sat, 12 Nov 2016 12:46:15 EST communication problem with Fitbit ? ? ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40321890 Lately it seems to be difficult to sync Fitbit with the Sparkpeople pages. Any answers ? Sat, 12 Nov 2016 10:55:49 EST Does anyone have any tips on how to budget money? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40321412 I need any tips or advice on how to budget my money.I feel like i'm constantly running out of money! PLEASE HELP! Sat, 12 Nov 2016 09:47:27 EST The Safety Pin Movement http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40321373 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ef69a0ac-a0ee-425a-9de0-00699ad39ce9.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It isn't about who won the election.... <BR> It is HATRED and BIGOTRY that will destroy America. <BR> <BR> In the aftermath of the June 23 vote to leave the European Union, <BR> Britain saw a surge in xenophobia expressed in taunts, threats and worse. <BR> The hashtag #PostBrexitRacism started trending, as social media users <BR> reported verbal harassment on buses, city streets and in... Sat, 12 Nov 2016 09:38:30 EST The Crown on Netflix http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40320658 I started watching The Crown, a Netflix original series. I am absolutely hooked! It is a good watch, filmed beautifully, and really interesting. <BR> <BR> Are you watching this series? What are your thoughts on it? If you loved Downton Abbey, you might like it, if you haven't seen it. I didn't watch Downton Abbey and am enjoying the show. Sat, 12 Nov 2016 07:07:10 EST Weight Watchers compatible link with Sparkpeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40310326 I was thinking that the two, Weightwatchers and Sparkpeople were able to share food logs. Sort of like, Fit bit.... But I am not seeing a link. I have many favorites already in Sparkpeople and find WW cumbersome to log electronically. Any ideas? (I just joined WW today) Thu, 10 Nov 2016 18:34:09 EST walking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40309738 walking after you eat will make you feel better . Thu, 10 Nov 2016 16:32:55 EST Why does she make me bake? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40305793 My wife is sick and it seems the only thing that will save her life is carrot cake... she is not a good patient ha ha. <BR> <BR> So I had to bake a carrot cake. Carrots, raisins, and a cream cheese frosting. I figured the calories for it and it is almost 400 calories a slice?! (12 slices) I guess I will get a very small piece... such is life... but she seems happy. <em>24</em> <em>4</em> Thu, 10 Nov 2016 00:24:55 EST Over the nastiness on FB for a while! Friend me:) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40300933 <BR> This election sure has brought out the ugliness in a lot of people. It is very disappointing to see many of my "friends" spewing political garbage online. It's one thing to state your opinion, but it has gotten juvenile. I dare not go on today. Both sides will surely be bashing one another and I don't need that negativity in my life. No, I am not happy with the way things have turned out and I wouldn't have been either way. But it is what it is! We don't need to bash one another. I go o... Wed, 9 Nov 2016 08:42:11 EST Name 1 hurdle, 3 compliments about yourself http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40293511 Acknowleging our weaknesses can be helpful, but it is important to recognize our strengths as well. Let's do a little constructive criticism followed by some self praise! <BR> Name one hurdle/struggle that a you are currently facing, and step(s) you can take to overcome it. Then list 3 or more compliments about yourself. They can be triumphs, characteristics you are proud of, anything positive about you. <BR> I'll go first. <BR> <BR> Current hurdle: Breaking my platue and stop gaining/los... Tue, 8 Nov 2016 09:12:27 EST Am I doing something wrong? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40291083 I am a Methodist while my Dad is a staunch Buddhist who also believes in Feng Shui. Every year, I help him get a Feng Shui almanac and guidebook for those born in the dragon year. <BR> <BR> As I'm a Christian, I am worried that this may be perpetuating in a belief system that is not Christian. <BR> <BR> So, should I stop helping him get his almanac and guidebook. My Dad wants so little that this is only one of the few ways I can show him my love. <BR> <BR> But am I doing something wrong? ... Tue, 8 Nov 2016 03:26:43 EST Spark partners or teams helpful? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40290763 Love all the support happening here, but I'm wondering about the longevity of connections and support partners and teams. I'm just starting out, but sometimes I feel like it's easy to step away and procrastinate. What have people's experiences been with partners and teams here? Have you found them to be helpful and successful? If so, how'd you make that connection? Would love to hear folk's thoughts! Tue, 8 Nov 2016 00:19:06 EST Losing a family pet http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40288283 Just lost {addy } lab/terrier Mon, 7 Nov 2016 16:46:15 EST Who here is on Weight Watchers??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40283477 Hello everybody! I was curious if anyone here is also on Weight Watchers? I know I am! I'm finally kind of committed to the program. I lost 4.6lbs this past week being on Weight Watchers. The biggest thing for me on this program is feeling connected with other members who are also on the program and to be a part of this amazing community. I know I can't do it alone. I been posting on connect on the app, as well as starting to attend the meetings in person which has helped me a lot so far. I... Mon, 7 Nov 2016 01:33:01 EST Inspiring Thoughts, Motivational Ideas & Jokes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40283435 Gratitude turns what we have into enough. ~Author Unknown <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f3d3d513-e313-43a9-bf9e-456a21309164.jpg"> Mon, 7 Nov 2016 01:11:41 EST I know everyone thinks I don't try hard enough... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40280391 ...but I've tried things to meet my goals and it failed. All that happened was I wasted money. I'm afraid of trying really hard and not getting where I want to be. Sun, 6 Nov 2016 15:40:12 EST Who's going watch Fantastic Beasts? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40276237 Me!!!!! I will go with a friend! <BR> <BR> Is anyone excited about the latest Harry Potter movie!? <BR> <BR> I can't wait!!!!! Sun, 6 Nov 2016 03:37:25 EST BLC WINTER! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40274877 Hey there! I was wondering if you were interested in joining us for a Biggest Loser Challenge for Winter? We compete in 10 teams for 10 weeks, 24 members per team. Our team is called the Invincible Indigos and we are having a blast for the Fall challenge together! We have won 1st place a few weeks in a row and are finding the challenges really motivating, if you are interested, just add me as a friend, go to the Biggest Loser Fall all teams Spark Team on my page and join. There is a Win... Sat, 5 Nov 2016 21:50:33 EST Have you voted yet? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40273293 I sent mine by mail yesterday. Are you voting for the same political party as you did in the last election? Sat, 5 Nov 2016 17:15:57 EST INVITATION http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40267047 HELLO EVERYONE, I AM GAYLE (ANGELREJOICES54) AND I WOULD LIKE TO INVITE YOU TO MY TEAM THE LOVE DARE, MAKE YOUR MARRIAGE FIREPROOFhttp://teams.sparkpeople.com/fire<BR>proofyourmarriage <BR> <BR> HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE Fri, 4 Nov 2016 17:25:23 EST What reminder app do you use? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40266887 I want to get reminders for goals and also for taking medications on my cell phone and Band 2 fitness tracker. Right now, I am using GoalMap, which is working quite well; I can schedule reminders and do some basic goal tracking. I would love to know which apps other SparkPeople are using for goal reminders and/or medication reminders! Fri, 4 Nov 2016 16:46:49 EST IT'S OFFICIAL! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40266834 Well, it's official I am starting this thing tonight at dinner. No more carbs for me! I am going to need as much support and encouragement as i can get out of this! Fri, 4 Nov 2016 16:35:22 EST eat fresh veggies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40260627 grow and eat your own veggies so good for you ... Thu, 3 Nov 2016 18:12:04 EST eggs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40260594 grow your own chickens and have fresh eggs to eat . Thu, 3 Nov 2016 18:08:52 EST sparkpeople system very slow http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40249211 does anyone else have trouble with the sparkpeople system being very slow too many pop ups Wed, 2 Nov 2016 00:07:56 EST My parents have something negative to say about http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40248155 everything! And it's driving me nuts! They don't trust online banking and they keep up a litany of nagging whenever I make a phonecall! <BR> <BR> They just don't trust me to do anything! And I am already in my mid 40s! Tue, 1 Nov 2016 20:54:53 EST gardening http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40247208 gardening is a good work out . Tue, 1 Nov 2016 18:06:59 EST First day back at work after 7 day vacation :( http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40244461 I'm really very much aware of how wrong it is to feel SO badly about just going back to work after a great vacation (went on a 7 day cruise!). When I say "feel SO badly," I mean actually literally depressed about it. I have a long history of depression and anxiety so I don't use that term lightly. <BR> <BR> Ugh. The thing is that for all intents and purposes, this job is cake. It's an office job, and I work really hard, but I have access to the internet all day, I get 2 days per month I can ... Tue, 1 Nov 2016 09:40:10 EST Biggest Loser Challenge - Winter season! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40244405 Hey everyone! <BR> <BR> One of my main motivators and sources of success is the Biggest Loser Challenge! We are ending our Fall session and starting to prepare for our Winter session. We have 10 teams of 24 and we work together on weekly nutrition and fitness challenges to keep you on track! <BR> <BR> You can sign up here: <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i<BR>ndividual.asp </link> <BR> <BR> Just join the team and add your name to the Winter sign up thread! <BR> <BR> Happy... Tue, 1 Nov 2016 09:33:08 EST the scary part of Halloween. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40243972 How did everybody do last night? <BR> <BR> two hour walk and I gained 5lbs lol Happy Halloween Tue, 1 Nov 2016 08:20:35 EST How do I approach this? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40242193 I have a friend who is a heavy smoker, except now she has replaces ciggies with vaping! She keeps complaining how expensive vaping is and how she wished she could quit but I don't think she is making much of an effort to quit. She keeps making excuses how it is so hard and how she suffers from withdrawal symptoms when she doesn't or can't vape. <BR> <BR> I am at my wit's end trying to encourage her to stop smoking or vaping altogether! But every time I talk to her, she is always saying how m... Tue, 1 Nov 2016 05:06:52 EST walking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40238457 walking is good for you so walk every day of the week . Mon, 31 Oct 2016 14:23:14 EST Looking for a Greaat Challenge? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40234910 If you're looking for a challenge and ready to make a commitment....I have the challenge for you! <BR> <BR> Biggest Loser is the name. It's a 10 week commitment with 10 teams of 24 members each. Main requirements are to weigh in each week and do the interteam challenges (ITC's). Our inter team challenges) consist of exercise and nutrition. They are very helpful in losing the weight and inches and it's fun to compete with other teams for points. Individual teams might have mini challenges of... Mon, 31 Oct 2016 03:33:12 EST Creating Calgon Moments? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40233523 I remember those t.v commercials when I was a kid ...the lady in a tub full of bubbles relaxing & peace. Boy, I need to work on more moments like these. I'm a stress eater and when things are out of my control I go back to old habits. I'm working on more TLC for for myself- with no guilt. Anyone else can identify how little we give to ourselves and continue for others? First, give yourself a big HUG and know your not alone. Sun, 30 Oct 2016 20:28:00 EST What are you thoughts on Halloween? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40231282 I've read that it is not Christian to celebrate Halloween. <BR> <BR> That it is based on pagan beliefs. <BR> <BR> What do you think? <BR> <BR> Is it just fun for the kids to go around collecting candy or is there a deeper, sinister meaning to this 'holiday'? Sun, 30 Oct 2016 14:03:33 EST Interesting reassurance http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40229820 <link>www.crosswalkmail.com/ViewMessage.do<BR>?m=rkkcljvwgt&r=vpyhvpvrpfhk&s=adbtksm<BR>ptbtmlpwyzgvrvmsldzzlbhmvkkw&q=1477301<BR>113&a=view </link> <BR> <BR> Excellent article on casting your cares on God! Sun, 30 Oct 2016 09:49:43 EST Break my plateau! Help!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40218377 Hi everyone! I started in August at 234 lbs. I am now hovering around 211.... for the last3 weeks!!😭? please help! I exercise already 4 days a already for about and hour a day ( Richard Simmons) and i recently tried switching my exercises between Richard and hip hop abs. What am i doing wrong!? I WAS using the weight watchers points plus system but i don't know If i should start counting calories or what (p.s that never worked before but the wwpp helped me lose 45 lbs before). <BR> I have... Fri, 28 Oct 2016 18:58:10 EST walking up and down stairs. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40217281 walk up and down some stairs two times a week. Fri, 28 Oct 2016 14:40:20 EST eating http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40217205 eating good food will help you with your weight loss Fri, 28 Oct 2016 14:34:11 EST walking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40217193 walking after you eat is so good for you ... Fri, 28 Oct 2016 14:32:51 EST Need support buddy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40216398 Hi! Isn't that interesting? I've only been walking and exercising for the last three days. Or at least that's my official starting point for losing this weight. I just got back from walking 15 min. I'll do another 15 tonight. I danced earlier today for 30 min. I tend to snack a lot so I'm glad I'm exercising while I'm learning to cut back. I haven't lost any weight but I was able to tie my shoes easier today! Yea!!!😊? <BR> MARYBUFFY 10-28-16 9:58 AM Fri, 28 Oct 2016 10:58:32 EST bad breathe http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40213506 Hi all, <BR> This is my first post here. Can anyone suggest me a solution for bad breathing? Is it a symptom of gum disease? I used to do the oil pulling and tried some mouthwashes as well. I have got to do this since my childhood to get rid of bad breath and teeth stain. But I didn't find a big difference even after my years of efforts. What should I do? One of my friends recommended me to get a teeth cleaning from Appleton dental clinic in Ajax. She told me that, it will me to heal all my ... Fri, 28 Oct 2016 02:13:30 EST Losing fat from love handles and not from waist ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40209559 I haven't lost any thing from my waist in a couple weeks. But I've had to start wearing my belt on a smaller notch recently(I wear my jeans lower than my waist, not super low though). It just seems odd to have smaller love handles without the waist shrinking too because it's all in the neighboring area. I guess I'm just supposed to hope my waist will lose some fat soon? Thu, 27 Oct 2016 11:09:40 EST Do most survivors of sexual abuse http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40203470 sleep a lot and hardly talk and avoid people? <BR> A friend works at a hospital where they treat women/girls with eating disorders as inpatients. They also treat men/boys on an outpatient basis. She said that all eating disorders have an underlying emotional cause and often its sexual abuse-even for the males. Often, the people with eating disorders also have depression too. I guess that a side effect of depression and starvation would be sleepiness and avoiding people. Wed, 26 Oct 2016 15:02:37 EST Share your crash diet experiences! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40203168 Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> A writer is doing a story for SparkPeople about crash dieting and she'd like some member input. <BR> <BR> If you're someone who has tried crash diets in the past and has since adopted a healthy and gradual style of weight loss, <b>we want to hear from you!</b> <BR> <BR> Please include details about lessons you learned along the way, how you got out of the crash diet mentality, and any tips you might have for others. <BR> <BR> Post your responses here, and they mi... Wed, 26 Oct 2016 14:03:47 EST Is it just me? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40197559 Every single time I see someone post the WooHoo emoticon, I think it says #88. Now I'm not young and my vision isn't perfect, but that just bugs me. LOL <BR> Honestly, doesn't it look like someone lost 88 lbs? <em>244</em> <BR> <em>30</em> Tue, 25 Oct 2016 20:14:56 EST Looking for friends :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40180965 Hi everyone, I'm Brenda a 34 year old mom from Florida, looking for some friends, and weight loss buddies :) Sun, 23 Oct 2016 14:38:21 EST To color or not? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40178585 I have predominantly black hair but now they are interspersed with white strands. It's not that obvious but it bothers me. <BR> <BR> I really want to go to my hairdresser for a color, but my Dad warned me that if I damage my roots by coloring, I will actually worsen the problem. <BR> <BR> So, I can't decide, to color to not to color? I am inclined to just let nature take it's course! After all I've kinda earned my greys?! Sun, 23 Oct 2016 07:38:12 EST Clothes modification ideas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40173746 I love my size 26 stressed jeans - but, they're getting a little big now as I lose weight. Does anyone have any ideas on how I can modify them to keep them a bit longer before I have to go out and buy new jeans??? Sat, 22 Oct 2016 11:52:11 EST Looking for some buddies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40170507 Hi everyone! I'm a 38 year old married female and dog mom. I'm back at it with Spark People after a several year hiatus. I had a lot of success before on here, and I'm looking to do it again. I'd like some friends who I can motivate and who can motivate me as well. <BR> Wishing you well! <BR> Sincerely, <BR> Bobbie Fri, 21 Oct 2016 22:41:59 EST BBQ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40167752 do you like to BBQ veggie on the gill. Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:46:01 EST Zumba Classes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40167633 So far I have gone to Zumba class 3 days straight this week. I plan to go today as well. So excited to have a gym to go to again. The classes are fun. Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:08:50 EST With Sparkpeople icons http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40144744 Hi! <BR> <BR> I'd love to know how or where members have received the icons that read for example, "Lost 10 lbs with spark". I've been measuring my progress in kg, and I've lost what is equivalent to 28 lbs, yet I've never received an icon that I could potentially use as my profile pic. <BR> <BR> Does anyone know? Thanks!! Tue, 18 Oct 2016 15:01:57 EST Do you get headaches when not eating sugar? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40143314 I am doing a 21 day no sugar challenge. The second day, in the evening, I started feeling horrible and got a terrible headache. I was wanting sugar and felt like it would make me feel better. I ate some ice cream and I did feel better. Should I just wait it out next time? Tue, 18 Oct 2016 10:14:28 EST Slumps at certain times http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40135862 Does anyone have times of the month (not THAT time) where they find their motivation just dips. For me its the week before holidays from work. I seem to have so much going on and somehow less time to do it! So I just have to make sensible adjustments and keep going. Mon, 17 Oct 2016 12:49:44 EST Housewarming? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40122494 My sister and her husband are throwing a housewarming party. What can I expect at a housewarming? And what do people wear? It's next month, it'll be cold here. Sat, 15 Oct 2016 15:58:33 EST I AM AWAKE!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40120257 My cat caught a mouse. Then the dog charged the cat so the mouse got away. So, I have a mouse wondering around. I know my cat will find it soon enough. Normally, I prefer coffee to get wake me up. I hope nothing unusual woke you up this morning! <em>30</em> Sat, 15 Oct 2016 08:47:52 EST what are weekend plans http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40114079 Im off exercise so rest for me. Fri, 14 Oct 2016 09:53:53 EST Where is my workout montage? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40112371 I have been doing this for 7 weeks, and lost 7 kilos. Not bad so far... but I am ready for my 3 minute workout montage. We will see me workout, eat right, get a pedicure, and maybe some new sunglasses. Then I will be lean & mean! <BR> <BR> Where is my montage? Fri, 14 Oct 2016 02:12:00 EST Have you seen a health coach? Tell me about it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40107003 Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I'm writing an article about the different kinds of health experts someone might visit. I'm looking for someone who has seen a health or wellness coach to tell me about your experience so I can share a personal account in my story. <BR> <BR> If interested, I'd like to know why you decided to see this person, what you got out of it and any advice you'd give to someone looking to visit the same kind of expert. <BR> <BR> <b>Please SparkMail me with this information by... Thu, 13 Oct 2016 08:54:41 EST Weight loss and emotional eating http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40102887 Hello all. I just wanted to get some advice. I truly WANT to get on track and lose weight, but I am going through some very real and stressful trials in my life, and I have been backsliding and eating for comfort. What do you guys do when life seems too much and eating copious amounts of chocolate or eating something cheesy and fattening sounds like pure heaven? Wed, 12 Oct 2016 19:32:36 EST High functioning Anxiety Disorder http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40096230 Does anyone else have this or a similar anxiety disorder? Does anyone that deals with this take any natural medications to help? Tue, 11 Oct 2016 21:22:36 EST Book suggestions on intuitive eating? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40096171 Hey sparkers! I was wondering if anyone had read any amazing books on intuitive eating that you'd recommend? Tue, 11 Oct 2016 21:10:29 EST High Calorie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40094241 What food somehow just wont escape your mind when your going to have a high calorie meal? Tue, 11 Oct 2016 14:29:00 EST Help!!!! Soooo tempted!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40082899 I came with an all time high of a 5kg weight gain at dialysis today! <BR> <BR> After treatment, I still owe the machine 1.3kg and now my Auntie is coming for a visit and my Mom is going to bring us to my favorite noodle soup place! <BR> <BR> But I can't have any soup! Help!!!! I'm so tempted!!!!! Mon, 10 Oct 2016 00:38:50 EST Freezer Queens? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40073830 Does anyone know if Sparkteam "Freezer Queens" is still up and running? I cannot find it anywhere. I would like to join if I may. <BR> <BR> Thanks! <BR> <BR> FITNESSGRAD Sat, 8 Oct 2016 19:19:13 EST Hurricane Matthew http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40065990 Hope everyone in the path of this Hurricane is safe! Fri, 7 Oct 2016 15:47:15 EST Happy Long Weekend! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=40063481 This weekend is the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend. <BR> <BR> If I said Happy Thanksgiving in the title, I'd be flamed until Monday or beyond. <BR> <BR> For some Canadians like me, Thanksgiving is not a huge deal other than all the great food, great drinks, and turkey - which is a food group unto itself. <BR> <BR> Instead, it's a great 3 day weekend - a great time for back yard campfires, and of course, time spent in the Drum Cave working on grooves and phrases. <BR> <BR> Ah, I love a ... Fri, 7 Oct 2016 07:39:22 EST