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 Are there non-stick pans that are also non-toxic? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36625942 Are ceramic or porcelain enamel pans the only safe pans that eggs don't stick to? Cast iron and stainless steel don't work well with eggs. Teflon and all those other coatings are carcinogens. Any suggestions to specific pans or brands I can buy that are non-stick also non-toxic? Tue, 30 Jun 2015 18:08:50 EST What is your latest craving? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36624861 Lowfat cottage cheese topped with fresh cherries! Tue, 30 Jun 2015 13:11:14 EST Are Beauty Pagents Still Relevant ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36624651 Yesterday, NBC severed its ties with Donald Trump over his controversial remarks about Mexican immigrants. the Donald is the owner of the Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants. With those ties severed, it means that both pageants need to look for a new network. The news says that viewership for the pageants has been steadily decreasing over the past few years. <BR> <BR> The question is this,"do you watch beauty pageants like Miss America, USA or Universe ? Are they still relevant ?" <BR> <BR... Tue, 30 Jun 2015 12:10:55 EST Introduction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36618822 Hi there, my name is Kathleen. I am one of those people who hasn't quite gotten it right yet.......Therefore, I keep returning to Spark People to get back on track. <BR> This is the greatest site around for help and support on A Healthy Lifestyle Journey. I enjoy hearing about other peoples struggles with stubborn weight loss, and sharing my own.... so , If you want a friend to chat with, feel free to look me up on here................Thank you all.... Mon, 29 Jun 2015 13:14:47 EST todays main meal http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36618762 today I will have grilled teriyaki marinated firm tofu with roasted asparagus, and a nice hearty salad w/EVOO and apple cider vinegar.......... Mon, 29 Jun 2015 13:01:55 EST How do you, "Shake it Off?!" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36618049 OK, over the weekend I did a Charity Walk for Suicide Prevention and was kind of on a high since people were out along the walk route cheering us on telling us how amazing we were for doing this 16-18 mile walk in the rain. I was posting on my Facebook along the way of my brother that I lost to suicide (so my main motivator to do the walk) as well as other highlights of the walk. I come into the office this AM and a FB friend that *I think* was trying to be funny who said to me, "No one giv... Mon, 29 Jun 2015 10:23:12 EST SparkPeople survey: We want to hear from you! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36616672 Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> We've been making a bunch of changes this year to make the SparkPeople experience better. Could you spare five minutes and let us know how you feel? We really appreciate your time and opinions; these surveys help us get an idea of what we're doing well and what we could improve upon. <BR> <BR> <link>http://www.surveymonkey.com/r/sparkp<BR>eople_2015 </link> <BR> <BR> Thanks for your help! <BR> <BR> Coach Jen Mon, 29 Jun 2015 07:14:45 EST Gift advise for an arangetram http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36613020 An arangetram is the classical dance debut of an Indian girl, usually an older teenager. <BR> Next Saturday the girl in the family I nanny for is having her arangetram. She is 17, and leaving for college in August. I'm trying to figure out some sort of gift idea. I don't want to simply give her money, as that's not my way with these kids. I try to find unique things that match their personalities. However, I'm sort of drawing a blank. Any suggestions would be helpful. <BR> Thanks! Sun, 28 Jun 2015 16:18:14 EST How to LOVE working out? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36611882 I don't love working out (or eating right). So naturally I don't look how I want to. I can't spend ANY money (I'm economically challenged) . I have a waist that hovers around 30 inches. How do you get to be that person who is so happy to have a workout and eat kale? <BR> This is more like how I WANT my body to look: <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/91e519fc-682f-441d-81f4-0da9538f23b4.jpg"> <BR> <BR> (How long does it take to get a body like that anyway?) Sun, 28 Jun 2015 11:15:58 EST Looking for a Workout Buddy :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36611185 Hey guys I live in the Chicagoland area I am looking for a workout buddy... I am thinking of joining x-sport on state and I would just love someone fun to hang out with (it would help if you are a good looking male).... I am accepting anybody however who is looking to lose weight. <em>46</em> Sun, 28 Jun 2015 09:29:52 EST ANYONE DYE THEIR EYEBROWS? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36607056 I am getting white hairs in my eyebrows and a eyebrow pencil is not doing the trick. I color my hair and want to know if anyone colors their eyebrows and do you use the same color as your hair or go darker? Thanks. Sat, 27 Jun 2015 17:59:30 EST Starving. Suggestions? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36606950 I lowered my calories to match my new weight and I feel like I'm starving now. Any new suggestions? I do herbal teas, brothy soups, salads, fruit... <BR> Cannot lose weight on my old calorie range any longer, so I know I'm not eating too little. Sat, 27 Jun 2015 17:28:40 EST Spark People Stinks! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36601540 I don't know what happened to this site but there are so many pop ups now that it takes forever to add your food choices to the tracker. I haven't been on here in a couple of years and this site was awesome a few years ago. Every time I attempt to add a food to the tracker its so delayed that I keep clicking and then 10 of the same thing is added to my page. I then have to go through the same frustration to remove all of it. I'm looking for a new site because Spark People has become more ... Fri, 26 Jun 2015 18:27:13 EST Are You Larger or Smaller ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36601033 In the panic room, a female member was concerned that they weighed more than their boyfriend. I assured her that one spouse weighing more than the other was not unusual. <BR> <BR> So, the question is this,"are you larger, smaller or about the same size as your husband/boyfriend, wife/girlfriend or significant other ?" <BR> <BR> For a while, I was about the same size as my boyfriend. Now, I weigh less. How about you ? <BR> Fri, 26 Jun 2015 15:25:05 EST new awareness http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36600381 In having to keep track of what I eat at each meal, via food tracker, I have had a flash! I have been unconcious when it comes to have I feed myself. <BR> It would seem I nibble my way through LOTS of food. Just a bit here a bit there. <BR> I have been keeping track with the easy to use trackers and I note on the tracker what I eat and when. SO>>>>>I am no longer snacking All day. <BR> I have also noticed I head for a bite of this or that when certain difficulties pop up. I am learning I dea... Fri, 26 Jun 2015 11:39:06 EST I don't know what happened!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36597382 Ate everything but the kitchen sink today.....and it's only my 7th day in! <em>495</em> <em>468</em> <em>480</em> <em>493</em> <em>494</em> (couldn't find a kitchen sink) Fri, 26 Jun 2015 00:58:04 EST What do others do to break no weight loss in weeks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36596376 Hi Everyone: I'm at a stand-still in weight loss. Very frustrating to say the least. I have been following a hi protein type program with carbs being low...and usually staying within 1500 calories per day. I have lost a few inches in waist but minimal anywhere else. I started back with Spark on May 1st. Doing at least 15-30 min per every other day with walks and aerobics..I'd like to do more but my legs won't allow on some days. I'm all ears for some ideas to get this plateau gone. Thu, 25 Jun 2015 21:56:23 EST vacation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36595122 its time Thu, 25 Jun 2015 16:39:03 EST I'm New http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36591299 So nice to see all of these encouraging posts! I think I'm going to like it here. <em>381</em> Thu, 25 Jun 2015 02:29:12 EST Support System http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36588716 Hey guys, Something came to mind today. I always try to find people to add to my friends list but, it seems like its hard to find active people on this website. Alot of SP Pages are from 2013 ect. So, if you active NOW and you want support NOW.. Add me as a friend!! We need all the support we can get! Im here for you guys!! Love you all, and lets get this weight loss journey accomplished with the thoughts and ideas of others!! Wed, 24 Jun 2015 15:32:10 EST I'm in a sour mood today... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36588176 Yesterday I was really sour. I totally blew it this last weekend. Drank too much alcohol which (of course) ultimately led to me eating poorly. Got on the scale on Monday and was up 3 lbs. <BR> <BR> I was feeling so much better today. Had a nice talk with the husband about how I've been trying for two months to lose weight and I just keep failing. We talked about how we could both make sure I stay on track. I'm back on track, had an AWESOME workout this morning, totally planning to have a gu... Wed, 24 Jun 2015 12:46:01 EST How do you deal with negative friends? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36584715 My best friend and I have been friends for over 20 years. Our kids grew up together, our husbands are friends. We coached our kids little league teams together, vacation together, go to church together, etc...We have always been your family is my family close. Well we have also most always been about the same size. Then I lost a lot of weight. The friendship is suffering. She makes rude and snarky comments. She tells me how bad I'm looking bc I am too skinny. I look old, it's unhealthy, etc. ... Tue, 23 Jun 2015 22:51:23 EST Company Picnic http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36584143 It's that time of year... the company picnic. I'm trying to maintain a very positive attitude about forced socializing on my day off...... <BR> It helps that I am taking off early everyday this week to make up for the hours I have to put in on Friday. <BR> <BR> I even volunteered to help and have planned lots of fun stuff for the kids and made sure we have lots of prizes for everyone. See, I am really trying. :) I've got face painting, a piñata, a sno cone machine etc.... <BR> <BR> Now, th... Tue, 23 Jun 2015 21:55:26 EST what would you do if you saw a DRONE? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36583296 these days you can buy drones on Amazon. <BR> So my question is ... if you spotted an industrial quality drone following you <BR> <BR> What would you do <em>38</em> Tue, 23 Jun 2015 19:19:29 EST Dinner tonight http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36582919 Poached salmon on a bed of brown rice and some blanched asperagus. Tue, 23 Jun 2015 17:34:12 EST JAWS is 40 ?....OMG http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36576078 I remember seeing JAWS when it first came out... <em>46</em> OMG I'm old <BR> it made me think twice about going for a swim in the ocean..But that didn't last long. YouTube has a few videos of real divers that have been attacked by sharks while in cages , and lately there have been a lot of shark attacks in the news. <BR> I recently read about cageless shark dives. <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> What do you think about sharks <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Mon, 22 Jun 2015 10:45:29 EST Spark Solution Questions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36569937 I am getting my pantry ready to start a healthier life style by starting Spark Solutions, but my first trip to the grocery store left me feeling over whelmed, and only 1/2 shopping done. Is the flavored greek yogurt supposed to be fat free or low fat? <BR> I am also feeling very anxious of how to take the steps to get this started since I work at least 10 hours a day (in at 7:30 am), and because of family, I will be going to the gym before work, and only have to time to grab something quick... Sun, 21 Jun 2015 09:30:24 EST upper stomach hard/bigger than lower belly http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36569292 I have always been shaped like an eggplant - smaller upper half, bigger bottom half. The only good thing about it was that I always had a smaller, flatter upper abdomen. After years of being heavy and having 2 kids, now I have the severe mother's apron - to thhe point that I can't even see my "hooha" in the mirror. In the past year, I noticed my upper stomach is getting bigger and harder - muscular - and sticking out more!! Ugh. But I think I figured out why! <BR> <BR> My upper stomach is h... Sun, 21 Jun 2015 07:56:37 EST recipe problem http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36564981 Hi, I just put in my blueberry muffin recipe and when I saw it completed, they had added a nutrition label to it which was completely wrong. there was no tab to delete or revise. what do I do? Sat, 20 Jun 2015 10:59:07 EST Which TV Show Best Describes Your Get Togethers? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36560224 Which TV show best describes your get togethers <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> The Big Bang Theory <BR> Cheers <BR> Friends <BR> Seinfeld <BR> Everyone Loves Raymond <BR> Saturday Night Live <BR> 3rd Rock From the Sun <BR> The Golden Girls <BR> The Brady Bunch. <BR> Modern Family <BR> The Goldbergs <BR> OTHER Fri, 19 Jun 2015 14:10:25 EST 450+ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36559613 I need some help finding clothing. I am up over 500 at the moment but am on my way down and I am looking for shirts in particular that will cover me. I don't want anything short that will have belly sticking out the bottom, but it doesn't need to go to my knees. <BR> <BR> I wasn't going to purchase anything until I lost more weight but my only summer shirt just ripped and the mending job is okay but I would like more than one item to wear in the hot weather. I do most of my shopping onli... Fri, 19 Jun 2015 10:39:49 EST Active Teams http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36555965 Hi, everyone! <em>213</em> I was wondering if anyone had any recommendations for really active Spark teams, please? Thank you! <em>247</em> Thu, 18 Jun 2015 20:26:40 EST Which Phrase Most Describes Your Wardrobe? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36554052 Let's have fun....Which phrase most describes your wardrobe <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Goth <BR> Somewhere over the Rainbow <BR> Fifty Shades of Gray <BR> RESPECT <BR> I Walk the Line <BR> HELP <BR> Born to Run <BR> Good Golly Miss Molly <BR> A Whiter Shade Of Pale <BR> Or Other <BR> <em>334</em> <em>38</em> <BR> Thu, 18 Jun 2015 11:35:51 EST Smile (: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36553714 Good morning, <BR> <BR> I hope everyone is having a great day so far. Let's start the day in a good and positive attitude is good and healthy no matter what, begin the day happy with family, friends, and co-workers. It will make a big difference in you're life. Remember we spend a lot of time on the road and at work, so let's make it fun. Have a great day today and always. Enjoy you're weekends with family and friends and also you're pets they are part of the family. <BR> <BR> Smile (: <BR... Thu, 18 Jun 2015 10:33:26 EST What's Off Your Bucket List ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36553516 We all have a bucket list. Things we'd like to do before we "kick the bucket". Tell me, what are some things you've ticked off that list ? And what are some things you'd still like to accomplish ? <BR> <BR> off my list <BR> <BR> 1) run a half marathon, 5ks and 10ks. <BR> 2) traveled to Europe (saw Stonehenge, Anne Frank House, Coliseum, etc) <BR> 3) ate beignets at the Café Du Monde in New Orleans <BR> <BR> Still on the list <BR> <BR> 1) travel to china or india <BR> 2) run a full marat... Thu, 18 Jun 2015 09:43:13 EST what do you listen ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36550722 a good mood will help a lot for losing weight .it was confirmed by studies . so what do you listen every day when you are exercising ? Wed, 17 Jun 2015 22:21:22 EST OK--Here's what happened http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36548759 Just before I started making a conscious effort to exercise more and eat better, i had a little cold and an eye infection. Concerned about my eyes, I went to the doctor. On his scales, I weighed 271. When I came home, I weighed myself on my own scales and weighed 264 so naturally I used that number as my starting weight. Now I am thinking that his scales were closer to the mark because after doing this about 4 weeks, I am finding I can stand up straighter and when I weighed myself today, ... Wed, 17 Jun 2015 16:00:59 EST What color are you rocking on your fingernails? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36544191 I just painted mine sky blue with daises on the index fingers and big toes. I love it! Tue, 16 Jun 2015 22:01:55 EST Weight Watchers Online with SparkPeople Question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36542403 I am registered with Weight Watchers Online, as well as here. Is there a way I can share food tracking between the two sites, without tracking in both places? <BR> <BR> Maybe this is a silly question - but I like both sites and my experience has told me I love the articles and videos, and person to person support on here. <BR> <BR> Thanks. Tue, 16 Jun 2015 15:27:22 EST Spark weight scale http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36540908 I want to buy a weight scale from Spark. I dont see it anymore and I was wondering if I would still be able to buy one. Tue, 16 Jun 2015 10:18:05 EST Groovy Men's Fashions From the 1970s http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36540814 Here is a blast from the past those of us past that certain age might enjoy or cringe at. We talk about how fashions make a come back i.e. like bell bottoms or hip huggers. Some things should stay in the past. LOL. <BR> <BR> <link>www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-312<BR>4079/Groovy-baby-1970s-men-s-clothing-<BR>advertisements-just-cringe-worthy-fash<BR>ion-40-years-ago.html </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7fadefdc-d3cb-4887-942d-f87834a7385e.jpg... Tue, 16 Jun 2015 09:57:59 EST Hallmark and other name brand greeting cards....?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36540750 Do you buy them? <BR> <BR> My friends and I have a pact to never waste our money on these; dollar store cards are just as nice and the money saved can be used for something useful. I'd rather receive a post-it that says "I love you, Happy Bday". I'd have more respect for the sender who saved five bucks. Tue, 16 Jun 2015 09:41:33 EST Gym Locker Room Etiquette http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36540240 The set up: my gym's locker room has 5 stations with outlets and mirrors for someone to do their hair and makeup in the morning. On average, when I'm getting ready there are about 15 other women getting ready post-gym as well and competition for the outlets is *fierce.* <BR> <BR> The situation: there is one woman who after she works out will layout all of her stuff at a makeup station before showering (laying out make up, hair appliances, etc), shower for 10-15 minutes, and then come back an... Tue, 16 Jun 2015 08:14:30 EST Squirrel exercises portion control :-) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36535613 So, I was in my backyard this weekend, when I saw a squirrel on my roof, eating a pear from our pear tree. He was DEMOLISHING that thing - it was so cute! After he ate about half of it, he threw the other half on the ground, and ran away. I looked on the ground, and saw a pile of about 10 half-eaten pears - I need to be more like the squirrel - eat until I'm full, and then throw the rest of my food on the ground, er, or put the leftovers in the fridge. Hope you guys can see the pic below,... Mon, 15 Jun 2015 13:00:57 EST Tess Holliday - Plus Size Model - Thoughts? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36534223 "Tess Holliday has gotten a lot of attention lately. <BR> <BR> Some of it from fans cheering on her success from the sidelines because they see this as fat acceptance and progression from what would be considered normal beauty standards. Others though, have criticized her for what they believe to be the glorification of an unhealthy lifestyle" <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b6647f31-bee3-432a-b354-51ff84333adb.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Article here - <BR> <link>popdust.c... Mon, 15 Jun 2015 07:51:54 EST Being beautiful and fit = a full time job? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36530500 I would love to be fit and beautiful (as those who read my posts probably know <em>41</em> ) But I have very little money or time. If I'm lucky I have time to read a tip online or something. But all that you have do to makes it seem SO time consuming. Make healthy meals, workout (cardio, strength,toning, and yoga),remove body hair and sleep a lot . You also must do things to make your hair and skin look good and whiten your teeth. And your clothes must be perfect, #outfitoftheday worthy. ... Sun, 14 Jun 2015 16:54:57 EST Escape Rooms http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36529331 My family and I are going to an escape room later today (early Father's Day celebration). The scenario - we are trying to get our Capt out of a POW camp. There are 8 of us and we have an hour to rescue him. Really looking forward to trying this out. Saw the gang in an escape room on Big Bang Theory and it looked like fun - mind you we aren't nearly as smart as those guys lol. Not sure how active of an event this will be but it seems like a great thing to do with the family - adult childr... Sun, 14 Jun 2015 12:00:06 EST Why Back into a Parking Spot ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36522875 I will never understand the idea of backing into a spot in a crowded parking lot? <BR> <BR> why people do it? <BR> Sat, 13 Jun 2015 12:01:54 EST Laser Lipo http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36521212 Has anyone had the Strawberry Laser Lipo done? I have lost 74 of my 81 pound weight loss goal. I am really surprised that my skin has been so cooperative and THANKFULLY I have very little sagging skin. I thought I would have to have some tucks, but the doctor says the laser lipo will take care of it. It's expensive if it doesn't work. A bargain (compared to a tuck) if it does....I have an appointment to get it done Tuesday and now I am second guessing it. If anyone has had it done I would lo... Sat, 13 Jun 2015 06:13:41 EST Looking for Buddy! asap http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36517820 I am looking to start fresh next week on Monday! (starting in the middle of the week just doesn't work for me) <BR> I would like to find someone with similar goals and keep in touch, daily if possible, if not no biggie! Sometimes it is nice to have someone there that struggles just as I do. Friends and family that are in my life are not very understanding of my goals so sometimes it is hard to stay motivated when it feels like you have no one there that understands what you are going through!... Fri, 12 Jun 2015 17:01:20 EST Would you spend good money on distressed jeans? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36517278 I saw a trendy looking pair of distressed denim shorts for RM85 but for a pair of shorts, esp torn ones, they are very pricey. My most expensive shorts are only RM49.90. <BR> <BR> What abt you? Would you spend so much on torn shorts? I know my Dad would probably hit the roof if he saw me wearing it! Fri, 12 Jun 2015 13:18:30 EST A hygeine question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36517188 I wash my hair almost daily these days. It's because my hair feels icky esp after cardio. Sometimes I sweat during HIIT and strength training too. Whenever I sweat, my hair feels sweaty and dirty, so I have to wash my hair too. <BR> <BR> I always put some hair serum on the middle and ends to combat dryness after washing though. <BR> <BR> What abt you? Do you wash your hair after every exercise session? Fri, 12 Jun 2015 13:10:04 EST Creative ways you've managed to get hurt? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36516816 Please tell me I am not the only accident prone person in the world..! <BR> <BR> Today while waiting for a bus, standing still, reading a book, a bicycle was riding on the sidewalk and the girl had a hoodie on. <BR> <BR> Before I realized she wasn't going to go around me, because her hoodie was in her face, she ran right into me. <BR> <BR> We both fell back and now I have a scrape and huge huge bruise on my elbow. <BR> <BR> This is perhaps the strangest way I've gotten hurt..... <BR> <B... Fri, 12 Jun 2015 11:37:03 EST Very depressed over rude remark! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36513869 I went to eat a waffle with ice-cream yesterday, the waitress remarked that I am so fat now. But I am still fitting into all my clothes! And I even think I've lost some belly fat! <BR> <BR> I feel so sad now! But it was a bit rich coming from her, she is much more overweight than me! Btw, I go to this dessert stand abt once a month, it's within walking distance from my house. Fri, 12 Jun 2015 00:29:31 EST Gallbladder http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36513799 Was just wondering if anyone had gallbladder attacks with this kind of eating. Day 4 and having an attack worse than when I eat high fat foods? <em>24</em> Fri, 12 Jun 2015 00:16:52 EST Ten positive statements about yourself? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36512602 This is just for fun. Quickly, can you state 10 positive things about yourself? <BR> <BR> Actually, it doesn't have to be 10 things, any number of things would be great! <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> Thu, 11 Jun 2015 20:49:13 EST Bummer SparkPeople Food Tracking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36511705 I like SparkPeople and the community is really nice to have, but I used to use Cronometer to track my food and I have to admit it is SO much easier and the database is so much more expansive than what is available here. It converts between grams and ounces easily and it has a wide range of options for most fruits and vegetables. On SparkPeople I can't find things such as fresh coconut water, raw unsalted cashews, peaches measured in grams, etc. Disappointing! Thu, 11 Jun 2015 18:26:51 EST Belly Button Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36510048 As if young women don't have enough pressure to be super slim, there is a new craze sweeping across Asia and making its way towards the US/Europe. The BBC calls the trend, waist wars. The object of the challenge is to see if you can wrap your arm around your waist to touch your belly button. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/96724e11-11e7-44cc-8536-7267870f4fdd.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This is not something the average person can do. Out of curiosity, I tried it to see how ... Thu, 11 Jun 2015 12:25:26 EST Christopher Lee Rest In Peace http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36509156 Any fans of the legendary actor Christopher Lee ? He passed away today at the age of 93. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>https://www.yahoo.com/movies/christo<BR>pher-lee-legendary-movie-villain-and-1<BR>21265764947.html </link> <BR> <BR> I've been a fan for years. Watched everything from his Dracula movies to Fu Manchu up to his portrayal of Saruman in the Lord of the Rings. Did you know that he knew Tolkien ? He read the books every year. a great actor as well as literate. We can't say that abou... Thu, 11 Jun 2015 09:26:15 EST Exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36504661 should you exercise in heat good or bad? Wed, 10 Jun 2015 18:28:17 EST How do you organize... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36502940 ...your life, your home, whatever? I am always looking to be more organized, so I"d love to hear your tips. Wed, 10 Jun 2015 10:49:32 EST Weather Watch? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36502506 Do you pay attention to the weather in your immediate area? I do. The weather has a big effect on how I feel physically and moodwise on any given day, although I don't let it change my plans or schedule. <BR> <BR> What about you? <BR> <BR> Does the weather affect you at all or do you ignore it for the most part? <BR> <BR> Wed, 10 Jun 2015 09:25:56 EST Positive Thought Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36498583 Copy and paste <BR> _____________________________________ <BR> Weight loss isn't going to be easy, especially for those that have started recently and still trying to find a routine - or keep their routine. A great way to keep you going is to look at what you've accomplished SO FAR and how that's a positive thought to keep you going. <BR> <BR> What is YOUR positive thought of the day? <BR> _____________________________________ <BR> <BR> My positive thoughts of the day: <BR> <BR> ---I've h... Tue, 9 Jun 2015 20:28:17 EST Favorite fruits http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36496453 My husband jokes that I have a fruit addiction. Maybe. I certainly am pretty obsessed lately because it's the perfect time of year in our area for juicy, flavorful fruits! Lately I've been eating a lot of grapes, strawberries, blueberries, watermelon, peaches, plums, and nectarines. I want to take advantage of their deliciousness while they're in season! While I could get them all year round, a fresh nectarine in November just doesn't have that same incredible, amazing, juicy flavor, plus it'... Tue, 9 Jun 2015 14:09:23 EST Workout songs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36496264 What are your favorite songs to work out to? My IPod consists of everything from Eminem, Bush, Black Crows, Nicki Minaj, Outkast, to Blake Shelton, Taylor Swift, Pink, Fleetwood Mac and Beth Hart (and so much more). <BR> <BR> Whats you running / quick moving fav song and your fav cool down song? Tue, 9 Jun 2015 13:24:59 EST Favorite Exercise? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36494975 If for some reason you were limited to doing only one type of exercise for the rest of your life, what would it be and why would you choose it? Tue, 9 Jun 2015 10:32:36 EST How do you store your fruit/veggies? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36494460 I live in a rural area, so its not always convenient to stop for fresh produce. Does anyone have any tips on storing produce so it lasts longer? Tue, 9 Jun 2015 08:43:06 EST I am just waaay too nice! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36493675 and now I'm mad at myself for not being firm! <BR> <BR> I was out shopping with my Mom at the supermarket. Then this man started up a convo with me asking me if he's seen me before and what church I attended. I told him the name and area where my church was but he then asked for directions to my church. <BR> <BR> Normally, someone drives me there and I am very bad with giving directions so I said I couldn't explain further. Then he asked for my mobile number, which I declined to give. Then ... Tue, 9 Jun 2015 06:56:14 EST Need some help... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36491835 My job consists of a lot of sitting all day....what do you do to sneak some exercises in through out the day? Also any Ideas for great low carb snacks? Mon, 8 Jun 2015 23:30:48 EST Propaganda & Debating Techniques http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36487753 I can't remember which thread it was but someone made mention of debating techniques like Straw Man and Fallacy, it got me to thinking about many Facebook friends I have to tear apart anything I post (I do not do that same to theirs) pro (not negative against those who don't support these) Unions, Teachers, Healthcare, etc... <BR> <BR> So I looked it up and saw this: <BR> <link>www.orange-papers.org/orange-propaga<BR>nda.html </link> <BR> <BR> WOW! I have got a lot of reading to do thi... Mon, 8 Jun 2015 09:59:32 EST Entitlements or Earned Benefits? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36487682 In your opinion, are public employee pensions that people have paid into (on time at that) entitlements or benefits, the difference for this purpose is being that entitlements are getting something for nothing and benefits are something that one pays for and gets the benefit of whatever that is and in this case a pension. <BR> <BR> My state (Pennsylvania) is trying to take away public employee benefits that were already paid for but are calling them entitlements. My state has been late payin... Mon, 8 Jun 2015 09:35:56 EST Anyone trying "Stubborn Fat Gone"? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36483190 Hi There <BR> is anyone trying Jorge cruise's "Stubborn Fat Gone". I Bought the book and read it, just have not done the program. I am actually starting it Monday. I know that it takes more than another diet plan to reach my goals. I do well for a while and then I slip back into old habits. If anyone is interested in starting a weight loss journey, please join in. <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/11ecd397-1766-4f1b-9fbf-ff6f55eeed6a.jpg"> Sun, 7 Jun 2015 20:17:57 EST Anyone have experience or knowledge of NutriMOST? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36482782 I've been seeing these full page and half page ads in our local newspaper from one of the local Chiropractors for a program called NutriMOST <BR> <BR> <link>http://nutrimost.com/ </link> seems to be the mother lode, but each Chiro sets up their local page so there's one for Wichita or NJ or various places that I've seen, with a little customized tweaking. <BR> <BR> And of course, it's one of those "sounds too good to be true" with the fantastical patient testimonials. The Chiropractor w... Sun, 7 Jun 2015 18:56:14 EST Shame as a deterrent? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36482456 Our state has had a rash of wrong way highway drivers lately. They are always impaired (ie drunk) and usually kill several people and it has never been their first offence.. From memory (like a sieve- full of holes) is ~ 6 instances with ~17 deaths...could have been more ...could have been less... <BR> <BR> There has been lots of discussion in the paper about how to prevent this from occurring. <BR> <BR> Flashing lights when entering the highway the wrong way...spike strips activated by en... Sun, 7 Jun 2015 17:27:19 EST Do you sleep in on your day off work? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36478739 Do you sleep me,in on your day off work? Do you try to stick to the same bedtime and wake up? Sun, 7 Jun 2015 08:08:26 EST private messaging http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36474472 I want to send someone a private message but do not see an inbox anywhere so I know if they responded. Is it the same thing as Friend Feed? Does their response show up on my Spark page? Sat, 6 Jun 2015 12:04:34 EST Fess up - Who succumb to the donuts? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36469601 It's National Donut Day, they are giving away free donuts today. Who stopped and got one? <BR> <BR> I managed to get to work and drove by TWO Dunkin Donuts and a Krispy Kreme without stopping - it did help that they were all really crowded! LOL Fri, 5 Jun 2015 15:45:43 EST Has SP got slower ....... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36467935 .... or is it my computer? In spite of my state of the art fibre optic broadband it's taking me nearly as long to move from one page to another on SP as it did when I had dial up. It's because of waiting for the advert at the top of the page to load. It seems to be much worse the last few weeks than it ever was. <BR> <BR> Is anyone else finding the same? <BR> <BR> And it's getting really slow after everyone across the pond wakes up! In England it's not quite so bad in the day time, but it'... Fri, 5 Jun 2015 09:28:15 EST coconut oil for pets? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36463516 Is anybody trying this with dogs or cats with success? I hear it is amazing for coats of fur and general health. -- I have an older dog & cat that I need to be creative in getting them to eat it... <BR> <BR> <link>wellnessmama.com/13700/benefits-coco<BR>nut-oil-pets/ </link> Thu, 4 Jun 2015 18:35:43 EST Customer Service http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36462253 Anyone here work in customer service? <BR> Do you love it or loathe it? <BR> I LOATHE it. Thu, 4 Jun 2015 13:14:06 EST What will they come up with next? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36461932 Well, today I have learnt that London tops the league for the amount of cocaine found in sewage per 1000 people. Bottom of the league is Finland. <link>www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-33009682 </link> <BR> <BR> I wonder how much money, time and effort has gone into analysing this and who the lucky people were that got to go through all this sewage. <BR> <BR> Do you think this is a good use of public money, time, personel etc? <BR> <BR> Or maybe you've come across some even more weird and wonder... Thu, 4 Jun 2015 11:44:43 EST BACK AGAIN....IT'S BEEN A WHILE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36457682 I'm finally getting back on the road to better choices for better health. I have lost a decent amount of weight....keeping it in the 100s, but I still have about 50 pounds to go to reach my healthy weight goal. I had started to regain some weight and enough was enough. Back to taking care of my health before I let all the old habits take over. Hope to make some new friends and reconnect with some old ones. We can help each other reach our goals. I know I'll need your support along the w... Wed, 3 Jun 2015 22:48:51 EST Poking fun: Humor or Not Humor? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36454133 That is the question. <BR> <BR> Outside, maybe, of the sphere of being a professional insult comedian whose known style is to take carefully crafted potshots at society in general and/or shared societal institutions or specific people, places, things, such as the government, public officials, cultural norms, the arts, etc., is it really funny to openly make jokes at the expense of others? Is it humor or not humor? <BR> <BR> Can humor be humor without being mean? <BR> <BR> Just a general q... Wed, 3 Jun 2015 10:48:28 EST What's your opinion about a Liberal Arts Degree? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36453999 Liberal Arts Education definition from Wikipedia: <BR> In modern times, liberal arts education is a term that can be interpreted in different ways. It can refer to certain areas of literature, languages, art history, music history, philosophy, history, mathematics, psychology, and science.[3] It can also refer to studies on a liberal arts degree program. For example, Harvard University offers a Master of Liberal Arts degree, which covers biological and social sciences as well as the humanitie... Wed, 3 Jun 2015 10:15:15 EST mini crock pot http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36453587 Hi! Do you have this "lunch" size crock pot? My office is cold so I like to have a hot lunch even in summer, and I don't like using the microwave. <BR> <BR> I wouldn't be allowed to plug this in at my desk. If I take it to the kitchenette, how long would it take to heat up soup or chilli? <BR> <BR> I wouldn't be allowed to leave it there unattended, we aren't even allowed to have a toaster anymore because of a fire code. <BR> <BR> <link>www.amazon.ca/20oz-LUNCH-CROCK-FOOD-<BR>WARMER-BLU... Wed, 3 Jun 2015 09:07:37 EST Look at me! I'm hijacking your graduation! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36450680 There have been several "news" stories about graduating seniors wanting to or using their graduation speech as the time to "come out" that they are gay. <BR> <BR> What do you think? Is this an appropriate platform? Is it fair? <BR> <BR> I'll go first :) <BR> <BR> I think they are being incredibly selfish and rude and are hijacking the event for their own purpose. Graduation is not about "you" or "me", it's about "us". It's about a group accomplishment. <BR> <BR> The graduation ceremony i... Tue, 2 Jun 2015 22:48:55 EST Do you still send snail mail? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36448728 I went to a presentation this morning as part of a job interview process and the speaker spent a great deal of the time talking about how paper and pen letters handwritten and sent in the mail in stamped, handwritten envelopes are the next big thing in the marketing world. The theory seems to be that these retro communiques to prospective clients and consumers will get more attention than email, text or product web sites. <BR> <BR> I thought this was interesting and sounded reasonable (if ex... Tue, 2 Jun 2015 16:05:36 EST They need to make some of this easier http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36448527 I've been coming to this site for 5 days now, I still don't know how to verify The food tracker for 1 point, and I don't know why they don't have a much more complete list of food items to enter into your tracking, Sparkpeople needs to improve on this. Tue, 2 Jun 2015 14:50:50 EST Any trainers in the Nashville, TN area? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36448297 Just thought I'd reach out. I've seen crazier things happen. Looking for someone in the Nashville, TN area to meet with about some goals I have. Just thought I'd try here first. I have been busting my butt for about 7 months now, I strength train, cardio, and have my eating pretty on point, but the weight just doesn't seem to come off like I would have hoped or thought it would for the amount of work I've put into this. Just a little disheartening. Anyone in the Nashville area? Thanks! Tue, 2 Jun 2015 14:25:40 EST Any difference between these 2 products? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36446405 I love Korean seaweed snacks, I also love Japanese seaweed snacks! Heck! I love ALL seaweed snacks! What's not to like?! They are so tasty and yummy! <BR> <BR> My Mom calls the expensive seaweed snacks, genuine and more yummy! <BR> <BR> But why pay so much when you can get cheaper seaweed snacks?! They are only snacks after all! <BR> <BR> So, do you think there is any difference between the expensive seaweed snacks and the cheaper ones? Other than the profit margins? Tue, 2 Jun 2015 08:03:57 EST Those days when you "feel" fat... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36441913 Are you REALLY fat or are you deploying your defense shield and by claiming you feel fat (even though you're much thinner than others) to make yourself feel safe? <BR> <BR> Today I feel fat, I am up 2.5 lbs from last week BUT! I'm not really fat when I look around and see folks my age (mid 50's) in far worse shape than me.....I mean FARRRRRRRRRRRR worse shape than me. <BR> <BR> I am actually up 15lbs from 2012 when I weighed in at 180 but still, I am not really fat. That said I must admit... Mon, 1 Jun 2015 16:22:34 EST Does fitness make up for being sedentary? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36440531 I have been having struggles for a while with losing weight. I have hypothyroidism and take synthroid for that. its not new to me its been this way since 2001, however during the past year I have been having challenges to get the weight off I track I work out everything and my weight either moves a little go back up or nothing. So today I went to the doctor for blood work and she asked how it is going I explain what I am doing and that I am tracking and that I am working out more. She mention... Mon, 1 Jun 2015 11:46:58 EST Clothing/style http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36435194 For those of you who have reached your goal and/or have lost a significant amount of weight, has your personal (clothing) style changed or not so much, and if so, how? And for those of you just getting started, do you think you will dress differently as you lose weight and/or near your goal weight? Sun, 31 May 2015 18:15:21 EST Alternative Life? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36433865 If, just hypothetically you could live your life in a different time period and in a different way (e.g., different occupation or any kind of different path or journey), what would that alternative life look like? <BR> <BR> For instance, although I love my life the way it is and am happy with who I am, sometimes I think it would have been fun to be someone else, in a different time. One of those people I might have enjoyed being is a famous Broadway star in the 1950s. <BR> <BR> I would have... Sun, 31 May 2015 11:39:24 EST R U Becoming more Assertive or Mellow ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36432983 HOW ABOUT YOU.... <BR> ARE YOU BECOMING MORE ASSERTIVE OR MORE MELLOW? <BR> <BR> I have heard that for some folks...their weight affects their self esteem and the way they interact with others. It can go either way. <BR> <BR> Every year I see physical changes that seem really strange compared to the mental image in my head. {...mentally, I'm still in my 30s.....physically? forgedaboutid...} <BR> But...along with changing to a healthy diet and taking better care of myself, <BR> I do... Sun, 31 May 2015 08:39:52 EST Getting acquainted with the smaller version of me http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36428181 I am writing this message. Me the one that said no matter how much weight I lose that is all that will change,. I will just be smaller. I was wrong much more has changed I am not afraid of what people may think about me any more. I do not get hurt when some one does not approve of me. The biggest change is I just keep climbing up my own hill of success. Not some one else's conceived notion of what that should be. I did this for me, not someone else My boyfriend says that if some one ... Sat, 30 May 2015 14:13:59 EST Most Inspirational quote http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36425600 What is your most inspirational quote? Mine is "Do something today that you will thank yourself for tomorrow" That has got me through the dark moments. Sat, 30 May 2015 06:49:45 EST New Group for Postpartum Moms! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36424973 Hey there! I wanted to start an active group for the postpartum mamas that are currently using Spark to get to know each other. The group is called 2015 Postpartum Moms. Go check it out and join so we can start supporting one another! Sat, 30 May 2015 01:18:15 EST Mindless munching....how to stop or what to eat??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36422032 When I am stressed or bored I tend to snack constantly at my desk or while watching TV or just driving down the road...how can I stop this or what can I eat? I love grapes but I have heard they are a bad snack in a large amount. Fri, 29 May 2015 13:30:16 EST Help running a report http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36421877 Can I run a nutritional report for a week WITHOUT the pie charts that I can take to my physician when I have my checkup? <BR> <BR> He needs to see what I ate each day and the nutritional breakdown. NO pie charts. Fri, 29 May 2015 12:45:43 EST Picky dog mom looking for new dog food http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36421737 Ok, I've been feeding my dog/son FreshPet Select- which is a fresh, refrigerated, made in the USA dog food. And he likes it, although he's also picky and I sense he's getting bored with it. He's had really itchy skin for some time now and we've tried most everything. Our vet recently said to try switching to salmon, and if in two months the itching has gotten better it might be an allergy to chicken. <BR> <BR> I thought I found a great one- Simply Nourish Tuna and Salmon Stew, which is canne... Fri, 29 May 2015 11:57:25 EST Fear of success? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36421437 I think maybe I'm afraid of weight loss success. Did you have this problem and how did you fix it? Fri, 29 May 2015 10:42:08 EST Offended by Plus Size Stores / Departments ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36417190 Came across this article on Plus Size Stores and Separate Plus Size Departments <BR> 'Melissa McCarthy says she and other plus-sized women have nothing to hide—and now the actress is wondering why malls and shopping centers are trying to make them feel differently.' <BR> <link>www.msn.com/en-us/news/other/melissa<BR>-mccarthy-says-malls-hide-stores-for-p<BR>lus-sized-women/ar-BBkm05y </link> <BR> <BR> I have mixed feelings.... <BR> I like knowing that I can look in the plus size depar... Thu, 28 May 2015 20:26:42 EST Where are the Vlogs? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36411849 Haven't been here for awhile. I clicked "Community" and looked for vlogs and did not see any. I liked the video vlogs. Where do I now find them? Thanks. Thu, 28 May 2015 02:41:53 EST Acid Reflux - Kinda Icky http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36410572 I keep getting acid reflux when I am gardening. I think it is because I am constantly bending at the waist and standing up and squatting and standing up, etc. But today it was so bad (even after pepto) that I threw up on the driveway. Maybe the sun and heat had something to do with it too. But even when it's not really hot, it's very uncomfortable, I don't know what to do. Any ideas. Wed, 27 May 2015 22:07:26 EST "Science says eat XX to lose weight" study http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36409528 Read the article, and understand how junk diet science happens: <BR> <BR> <link>io9.com/i-fooled-millions-into-think<BR>ing-chocolate-helps-weight-1707251800 </link> Wed, 27 May 2015 17:30:29 EST What would your dream vacation be? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36402058 I honestly can't wait to go ANYWHERE and feel good in a bikini. But I would also love to go to New Zealand and backpack around the whole country with my husband. Then end the trip by sailing around the Whitsunday islands. <BR> <BR> What about you guys? Tue, 26 May 2015 14:55:16 EST Random Topic - Driving http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36401785 There is a good chance that I will need to drive from the southeastern US to New Hampshire. I was wondering about the Jersey Turnpike. Is there a way to get around it? I've heard that it is kind of crazy in terms of driving...mainly speeding. Is the driving on the Jersey Turnpike anything like driving through Atlanta (GA), Charlotte (NC), Knoxville (TN), or Little Rock (AR)? Or is it completely different? <BR> <BR> I'm pretty sure I'd have to stop somewhere for the night, but where that mig... Tue, 26 May 2015 13:38:56 EST Do you feel "super duper" today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36401594 <em>406</em> <em>88</em> <em>88</em> <em>88</em> <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Tue, 26 May 2015 12:54:59 EST Do you believe in "magic"? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36401464 or are you an evidence based type of person? <BR> <BR> Me? I LOVE the notion of all things magical but alas, I have to side with evidence based reality, there is no such thing as magic or anything of the sorts. <BR> <BR> <em>90</em> Tue, 26 May 2015 12:30:22 EST Nuances missed when writing... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36401144 First a definition: <BR> Nuance - a subtle difference in or shade of meaning, expression, or sound. <BR> ----------------------------------------<BR>--------------------------------------<BR>----------------- <BR> <BR> I like to write when communicating to others whether it's on a message board, text message, e-mail, iMessage, whatever....but I sometimes read replies back where the receiver of my message totally missed what I was saying. I like to think that I write pretty well and that I ca... Tue, 26 May 2015 10:54:15 EST eating out? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36397001 where is the best place to eat out where i wont kill my diet? Mon, 25 May 2015 21:10:31 EST anyone have sucess with nutra system or medifast? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36389799 I'm really struggling! I can usually do this on my own with lots of bucking down.. not this time:( tried hcg drops and now I'm actually 10 lbs heavier than I started and my will power is toast:( I think I need a very well regiment diet that is already done for me...atleast in the beginning to get me going.. does anyone have experience with medi-fast or nutra system? Suggestions please :-) thx!!! Sun, 24 May 2015 19:40:41 EST Who is smarter? Me? Or the cats? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36389769 The cats win. Hands down they are smarter. Not only do they sleep all day, get meals and snacks provided free of charge and get me to clean up their poo, they are now messing with me. <BR> <BR> Silly me forgot to close my laptop last night. This morning, I'm missing a tool bar, every time I try to scroll my screen gets larger or smaller and I can't type. Every time I try to type it opens a command box. <BR> <BR> I had to restart my computer to get back to my defaults. <BR> <BR> What ev... Sun, 24 May 2015 19:27:09 EST This is a test http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36389287 to see if I have installed a ticker. Sun, 24 May 2015 16:40:20 EST FEELINGS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36388350 I FEEL THAT I WANT EVERY ONE TO PRAY FOR MOMA2ACATS SHE IS GOING THOUGH A VERY DIFFICULT TIME AND NEED'S ALL OUR PRAY'S. <em>43</em> Sun, 24 May 2015 12:11:02 EST What's your fantasy weekend getaway? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36386594 Ok, you just won an all-expense paid weekend to anywhere in the US. Free airfare, free shelter of your choice, free standard meals, plus your boss has approved any necessary travel time. Your vacay begins Friday at 8 am and you depart the location Sunday at 8pm. You are traveling solo. <BR> Where are you going? Sun, 24 May 2015 03:25:38 EST When you weigh yourself... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36386526 ...DO you take the first reading or do it a few times to see your "average" weight for the day? Sun, 24 May 2015 02:04:41 EST I'm new to this http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36385869 I just recently became a diabetic and I have family both living and deceased who were and are diabetics but learning all this stuff of what I am suppose to eat when to eat how much to eat what kind of foods to eat counting calories and everything that goes in that group I'm having a very hard time taking it all in I'm going into this with my best foot forward but its all just a bit overwhelming Sun, 24 May 2015 00:03:49 EST I wish .....what do you wish? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36385682 I wish I could win a DVD from the bonus spin.... I never win anything and that would be cool. Sat, 23 May 2015 23:05:23 EST supposedly losing weight, but not inches? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36384504 Here's the deal, I started at a size 22 and I've supposedly, according to the scales (multiple scales of different brands) lost just shy of 40 pounds. But I'm still a size 18. 40 pounds is a lot, so where the hell is it that the weight is dropping from? I expected at least another pant size than this by this point. I've noticed the pudge on my lower abdomen feels less dense, but I'm pretty convinced that I'm not actually losing weight and it's just a fluke. Any advice? Sat, 23 May 2015 20:49:42 EST Dumped for a thinner woman http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36383778 What would be the right thing to say to this woman that was dumped for a thinner woman? <BR> <BR> She got very close to the guy, thought he loved her... <BR> <BR> What should I tell her to encourage her? He wants to friend zone her. <BR> <BR> https://emuseclub.wordpress.com/2015/05/<BR>23/dating-body-image-emkatz-on-short-m<BR>en-and-chubby-women-email-from-a-woman<BR>-dumped-for-her-weight/ Sat, 23 May 2015 18:23:59 EST Splenda (sucralose) vs. aspartame http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36382389 A certain beverage company I shall not name is switching from aspartame to splenda (sucralose) in august of this year. You can do the research. <BR> <BR> One online website stated it was like switching chairs on the titanic. Splenda (sucralose) is already in the crosshairs.. <BR> <BR> I'm about ready to give up all artificial sweeteners. <BR> <BR> Any thoughts on the subject? Sat, 23 May 2015 12:08:11 EST Looking for Spark Buddies close to my age http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36381807 Hi Spark community! I am looking to find more Spark Buddies to share positive support with and was hoping to find people around my age. I'm a 33 year old female. Stop by my page and add me if you too are looking for positive support and encouragement! Sat, 23 May 2015 10:27:16 EST Memorial Day Quotes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36380271 WITH HONOR AND GRATITUDE <BR> WE REMEMBER <BR> <BR> Thank you, <BR> <BR> <em>652</em> <em>652</em> <em>652</em> <em>652</em> Sat, 23 May 2015 06:07:28 EST What does everyone think of Herbalife? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36377964 I've never tried it but I think it kind of goes against the habits for life thing, but then again I don't know much about it. Has anyone tried it? Fri, 22 May 2015 18:56:22 EST The family and I are commited to getting fit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36376139 I had served 30 years in the military, and doing exercises, basically, all my life, staying fit and healthy...then, when I retired, I let myself get complacent and gained weight...then I discovered SparkPeople! I have lost over 16 lbs! and counting...I feel great! Not only that, my wife and son who have never done exercise are now involved and losing weight...I thank God and SparkPeople...we are on our way to a healthier life style...and don't forget to use Spark Recipes as well...what a comb... Fri, 22 May 2015 09:42:58 EST Weight Loss Obsessions -- What would you say ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36375952 On another thread someone mentioned a friend who asked for feedback on her weight. <BR> Most of us believe that weight loss is a personal issue <BR> But <BR> What would you do if you had a close friend who was <BR> obsessed with getting THIN to the point of being MISERABLE <BR> ( determined to reach the low end of the Scale, regardless of how they looked ). <BR> <BR> WOULD YOU TALK TO YOUR FRIEND ? <BR> <BR> WOULD YOU SAY SOMETHING ONLY IF THEY WERE FAD DIETING, OR TAKING DIET PILL... Fri, 22 May 2015 09:09:48 EST My Magic Wand Is Broken http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36372060 I wish I had one that truly worked. I'd wave it over myself daily, and all of you, too. <BR> We all know there is no quick fix. In the past month, I've come across a costly weight loss program, and an intriguing fat loss product. I landed here, instead, money safely in savings account. <BR> <BR> I won't post the name, however, the program is pushing a diet plan, which sounds reasonable enough, with having an online community for support, and includes daily vitamin/weight loss aids (... Thu, 21 May 2015 21:21:07 EST What do you do to motivate yourself at the gym? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36370938 ... As you're slugging away in cardio, or sore from yesterdays strength workout. <BR> <BR> Me? I imagine that I'm training to be a great warrior who will one day save the earth from dragons setting it ablaze. Can't weild a sword if you have no arm strength, and can't run for cover if I don't get my endurance in working order. Thu, 21 May 2015 17:54:58 EST How are you doing with your smoking cessation? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36370853 Inbeing active on SP all day, signing up as a Beachbody coach, and planning on going to the gym later, AND knowing I have the Electric Run in Brooklyn in September, I've decided that I need to quit. This would be the second time doing it.. the first time I quit was in September and I started back again this past February. I had one cigarette left, but I looked at the pack on my desk and asked "why bother?" So I threw it out, along with the lighters in my pocketbook. <BR> <BR> Lets help each... Thu, 21 May 2015 17:43:35 EST What book(s) are you guys reading? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36370699 I just got sucked into Game of Thrones after only watching the first season and now skipping all the way to the start of this season bc my boyfriend wanted me to watch with him. NO CLUE what's happened between season one and now D; Thu, 21 May 2015 17:00:12 EST Positive body image whilst trying to change? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36369979 How do you maintain a positive body image while you are trying to change and loose weight? <BR> <BR> I look at Tess Holliday, the plus size model, and she is gorgeous and so positive and self-confident. <BR> <BR> I don't have tons of negative body issues....I am pretty ok and I never do negative self talk, at least verbally because I have a daughter who is 2.5 years old, and though she is young, I try very very hard not to critize myself or other women for their appearance, especially in fr... Thu, 21 May 2015 13:54:40 EST Summer Time http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36369691 What is everyone looking forward to this summer? I can't wait for fresh fruit and veggies and bbq's while enjoying the outdoors, camping trips and fun adventures. Anyone else have special plans or something fun they are looking forward to? Thu, 21 May 2015 12:27:44 EST What's on the Menu? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36368860 I find it helps me stay on track when I plan a bare bones menu for my day, either when I wake up in the morning or the day before. It helps to have a plan; sometimes I make substitutions, so nothing is set in stone. Anybody else do that? <BR> <BR> I thought it might be fun to share our menu plans here for the day (or for the next day or week or whatever). Thu, 21 May 2015 09:55:26 EST healthier but he says she's "too thin" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36367850 A friend of mine is very interested n dating a guy we both know. He told a mutual friend of ours that she is too thin since recently losing 10lbs (by making healthier habits). I agree she is thin (about 5'4" 120lbs), still, she is healthy and lean, more muscle than fat, making her appear smaller. Now, she is talking about going back to her prior weight. I think that would be beautiful, but don't want to support her motive. I told her I support whatever makes her happy and healthy and lef... Thu, 21 May 2015 07:00:13 EST Found out who my true friends are http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36367694 Yesterday, I had a breathing emergency at work, due to some new chemicals being used to clean the floors. Started coughing, then my throat felt like it closed up and I started wheezing and getting light headed. Took a trip via ambulance to the ER. <BR> During this time, I was only in contact with three people, on a consistent basis, my daughter (obviously), my roommate (my ride home), and the person I considered my best friend. After the initial scare was over, I (as we all do), posted to ... Thu, 21 May 2015 06:32:27 EST Okay I know this sounds weird but... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36366105 ...really good cigars relax me and they don't add any calories. Anyone else smoke good handmade cigars? If so what are your favorites? Wed, 20 May 2015 22:06:50 EST totally screwed up! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36365616 I have not been very good for a week now. I've been kinda eating my emotions. Depression has kicked in pretty bad. I have to go see a specialist as I may have lupus, fibromyalgia, or even rheumatoid arthritis. :-( So I'm going to just take some time off to wallow in self pity until I get results back from what ever tests they give me. Wed, 20 May 2015 20:45:51 EST Do you think this works? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36360501 According to the ads, all you have to do is take one pill of Garcinia Combordia Forte in the morning before breakfast and one pill of Complete Cleanse before bed. The ads claim that you can lose up to 12kgs in a month! <BR> <BR> It isn't cheap but if the ads are true, I am so tempted to try it! The ads also claim that you don't have to make adjustments to your diet (it also suppresses apetite) and you don't even have to exercise! Seems the pills turn your body into a fat burning machine! The... Wed, 20 May 2015 04:03:01 EST Dieting and Significant Others http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36359902 Hello all, <BR> I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this question, so please excuse me if it should go on another board. <BR> I want to know how everyone deals with significant others who either do not need to lose weight or do not understand how much work it takes to do so. I personally just started to truly Spark a couple of days ago. I told my boyfriend and he was super supportive... but I am having a hard time keeping up resolve when he is eating things that I should not be ... Wed, 20 May 2015 00:10:09 EST How much has Sparkpeople helped YOU??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36359807 AS FOR ME LOSING 70 LBS. & 25 IN. IN 3 YRS. I'D SAY THEY AND ALL OF YOU SPARKER'S HAVE HELPED ME ON MY JOOURNEY. GOD BLESS YOU NOW <em>215</em> LET'S DO IT. Tue, 19 May 2015 23:46:59 EST can I transfer food I found on spark nutrition? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36357617 Can I transfer food I found on spark nutrition app to my individual food tracker daily log? I can not figure out how. Just starting up again after 5yrs of not using spark need help. I do not have a smart phone using Ipad and old fashion desk top . Seems hard to locate food and build my database of groupings and favorites. i can only have Gluten Free due to Celiac . <BR> thankful for the resources here on that .thanks so much Tue, 19 May 2015 17:08:41 EST What happens to tattoos as you lose lots of weight http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36357233 So I have one tattoo, one branding and one cutting... <BR> <BR> What happens to such body mofications after weight is gone? Distort? Just get smaller? <BR> <BR> The answers won't be unmotivating, just curious.... Tue, 19 May 2015 14:48:12 EST What happened to the "What's for "meal" posts? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36356925 I haven't seen the What's for breakfast, lunch and dinner posts for a while. I enjoyed those posts. When I was at a loss for what to fix, there were always some great ideas. Tue, 19 May 2015 13:48:17 EST Come Join Us.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36356374 I would love to invite you to join our team .... CALLING ALL VEGANS, VEGETARIANS and FLEXITARIANS. <BR> <BR> Making fruits, grains and vegetables the main source of our eating plan. Plant-based way of eating can help prevent, manage and even reverse serious illness. For those that are slowing cutting back on meat products and gearing for a Plant Based way of living, this is the place to be. <BR> <BR> All you have to do to join is....click on my picture or the words below it on the right h... Tue, 19 May 2015 11:36:08 EST Diary of a Starvation Diet http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36356193 The first article on this site: <link>itheedread.jezebel.com/ </link> "I Tried a Wedding Starvation Diet and It Really F**ked with my Head" is really interesting and well written. I'd post the direct link but SP's puritantical content standards are blocking the link address because it has one tiny f-bomb in it. <BR> <BR> The transformation in the author's writing style over 3 days is a bit shocking. Tue, 19 May 2015 11:04:13 EST SparkPeople Friends :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36355751 I would really like to make friends on here and have people that I hear from at least once a week :) <BR> It doesn't always have to pertain to weight either, add me or message me and I'll add you! Tue, 19 May 2015 09:59:02 EST Did you spend time with you're pet http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36350925 I love my dog wolf he is so darn handsome ty you god for wolf Mon, 18 May 2015 17:14:35 EST Smile http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36350920 have a happy happy Monday to all Mon, 18 May 2015 17:13:14 EST Congratulations Dadbod guys... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36350439 As if the standards of beauty were not unequal enough, the world has introduced the new trend of the "dadbod." I'm in no way shaming these folks, most men with the self proclaimed dadbod have a healthy figure or one that just needs a little work to be in optimal shape. <BR> <BR> But seriously...? When's the day of the "mombod" or the moment that we realize that most gyms are filled with ladies, most diet foods and trends are purchased by us as well? While women are plucking and waxing, and ... Mon, 18 May 2015 14:59:17 EST Ladies - Mascara Question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36349753 The only mascara that has ever worked for me has been covergirl's lashexact waterproof mascara. But now, it's starting to smear and make me look like I have raccoon eyes! <BR> <BR> I have tried so many brands (from inexpensive to expensive) and nothing seems to work these days. <BR> <BR> Any tips? A brand that you swear by? <BR> <BR> Thanks! Mon, 18 May 2015 12:25:18 EST Nothing seems to be working! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36349734 I have been trying and trying! Tracking my food, walking, dancing, Pilates but my belly fat is still ever present and seems like a blight on my figure! <BR> <BR> How would you feel if you have been trying for years but nothing changes? The muffin top is still there and I still wear XL! Mon, 18 May 2015 12:20:07 EST So, you didn't get invited.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36349097 My friend Steve says, "Invite them once and they don't show, that's okay. Invite them a second time and they don't show, take them off the list." <BR> <BR> He had said this to me because several summers ago he asked me to go golfing with him on a Saturday morning and I couldn't go on ANY Saturday morning because I had a constant responsibility to take care of so he understood and then invited me to go golfing with him at a time that I told him I could make it, I didn't go and can't remember ... Mon, 18 May 2015 10:40:13 EST Unengaging Posts http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36344921 I remember when I used to talk in the message boards there were a lot of conversations and actual interaction going on. But now it just seems so crazy like one worded comments and no real connection. Does anyone else agree? I just like connecting with people. Sun, 17 May 2015 19:30:18 EST How do you feel about horror movies? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36340288 Do you think they're demonic? Do you watch them? I just got Oculus because I was fascinated by the trailer. Do you think it's inadvisable to watch such movies? Sun, 17 May 2015 02:54:44 EST What would you consider artistic? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36340201 I think the term artistic is used rather loosely in today's society. A lot of what some people call artistic borders on the offensive. For me, artistic means tasteful, anything in bad taste, I don't think artistic. <BR> <BR> So, what would you consider to be artistic? Sun, 17 May 2015 02:22:33 EST Zentangle Inspired Art as a hobby helps me relax! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36339256 My blog: <BR> <BR> http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public<BR>_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5929352 <BR> <BR> One I made for my mom last year: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/1/l615267783.jpg"> Sat, 16 May 2015 23:12:49 EST Cost of obesity on Americans article http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36333395 <link>www.msn.com/en-us/money/insurance/st<BR>udy-finds-obesity-is-costing-americans<BR>-dollar92235-per-person/ar-BBjQ0kw </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> I'm sure most people are aware of this. Sat, 16 May 2015 04:02:00 EST No choice but to weigh myself often http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36333239 Hi, I am on dialysis, so I have to keep weighing myself multiple times a day, I have no choice in this matter. <BR> <BR> I have read that weighing yourself so often will drive you crazy but I have special circumstances that necessitates weighing myself as often as I do. And it does drive me crazy bcoz I seem to be on a plateue. Sigh! <BR> <BR> Can my weight stay the same or even go up a little due to muscle gain? I have been walking and doing Pilates regularly. Sat, 16 May 2015 01:54:51 EST he is here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36332585 My newest grandson arrived at 7:59 am weighing a whopping 10 lbs 4 oz! And 20 in! His name is Kaiden!! And I already want to eat him up! His cheeks! OMG!!! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/0/l301534294.jpg"> Fri, 15 May 2015 22:51:11 EST What would you do if you were at your goal weight? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36330140 Okay, I am still over 100 pounds away from my goal weight, and honestly I don't let my extra weight stop me from doing most things I want to do. I swim if I want to swim, I hike, dance, whatever... if someone doesn't like how I look doing those things they can look away, I don't care. <BR> <BR> BUT there are some things that I can't do at this weight, such as riding an average sized horse (I could, but I think it would be mean), riding a certain roller coaster (I can fit most coasters, but ... Fri, 15 May 2015 15:00:12 EST It's Friday !!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36328611 If we are eating healthy, so should are pets. Remember they are part of the family. I have a dog he's Sherman shepherd and chow handsome as can be he loves walks, he loves to go on the boat and of course he loves when I catch a fish. Very smart dog, loves to go for rides in the truck and when we go camping he knows. My husband backs the truck up to the RV and he's tail is just going. He's name is wolf but most of all he loves to watch TV with us lol lol loves it. So remember they give us unco... Fri, 15 May 2015 09:40:23 EST Do you participate in fund raisers? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36327710 The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is happening this weekend locally. Losing a sister to breast cancer it's a way of sharing one of life's dramatic hopes to find a cure Fri, 15 May 2015 08:16:09 EST Why is this time different? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36322273 If you are like me, this isn't the first time on the merry go-round..... <BR> <BR> So I wanted to list why this time is different for me. <BR> <BR> 1. Because I am eating real foods. I gave up the frozen food aisle, the cookie aisle, the chips in exchange for real food. <BR> <BR> 2. Because I am not limiting myself on what I can't have. I am not doing low fat, low cal, low carb, low whatever. I am focusing on getting the most nutritional bang for the calories etc. But if I want somethi... Thu, 14 May 2015 13:31:19 EST It's your Birthday! Anyone held accountable? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36321201 It was my birthday yesterday and when I was a little boy my Mom did what she could for me when she could (single mom of 5 and I didn't know we were poor) but always told me far in advance to not expect much and anything she could do should be appreciated (which it was and to me she always gave me the best presents), that said I must've learned to not really celebrate my own birthday or drop big hints about others getting me presents or whatnot. I always remember other's birthdays and give car... Thu, 14 May 2015 10:11:38 EST Kombucha - What Are Your Thoughts ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36321182 I'd like to know how many members have been drinking Kombucha tea and what they think. <BR> <BR> For those of you who don't know, Kombucha is a probiotic tea that is supposed to help improve a person's health. It's been popular in Russia and has now made its way to the United States. I have seen bottles of Kombucha at the supermarket. I've read some of the articles. <BR> <BR> However, I wonder how different Kombucha is from eating something like Greek yogurt. Yogurt is a probiotic as well... Thu, 14 May 2015 10:07:31 EST tracker http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36317094 Why does my food disappear? I refresh the page and its still not there, then when I re enter it it shows doubled?!?! Wed, 13 May 2015 21:09:53 EST Motivation/Small goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36314768 What is everyone's motivation of small goal/short term goal? Mine currently is doing a solo camping trip for the first time ever. Where I am planning on going has a 8 mile hiking trail I would like to walk with my fuzzy friends. Does anyone else have a event that they are working towards? Wed, 13 May 2015 12:27:27 EST Spousal support concerning exercising http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36305571 I feel very fortunate that my wife & I workout; in the morning she does the stepper for 30 min. and I lift weights and afterwards cardio. At lunch time she lifts (I make her routine every week) and we support each other concerning eating. <BR> <BR> Again, I feel VERY fortunate that we are being healthy together but time and I hear or read about spouses who refuse to participate or even be supportive for the other spouse who wants to be healthy. I know there is no solution but what words can... Tue, 12 May 2015 10:00:28 EST where http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36305210 Can Someone tell me where the chair exercises are please Tue, 12 May 2015 09:07:11 EST Campers, what is your favorite campsite? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36302416 Campers, what is your favorite campsite/ campgrounds so far? Tue, 12 May 2015 01:39:09 EST Anyone with fibromyalgia? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36302121 I've seen a few people post on the messageboards in the last few weeks mentioning they do; and just wanted to let you know we have a team on SP called Fibro Friends that you are very welcome to join where hopefully we can encourage one another. You can find us here: <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>teams.sparkpeople.com/FibroFriends </link> <BR> <BR> Until recently we've had a large membership but not much activity; and I'm really hoping we will get more active and that others will join in. Fibro ... Tue, 12 May 2015 00:08:33 EST 6 Week - Attainable % Weight Loss http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36299771 Our office is doing a weight loss challenge - but rather than doing pounds - we want to do it by % of weight lost. What is a healthy, attainable % to lose in a 6 week period?? Mon, 11 May 2015 16:55:32 EST Do "Attractive" ppl make more $$$? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36299420 <link>www.businessinsider.com/beautiful-pe<BR>ople-make-more-money-2014-11 </link> <BR> <BR> What is your opinion about ":attractive" people? I know it's all relevant; what's attractive to one person (tall, thin, large breasted, pretty face) may not be attractive to another person, but do you think attractive people are given either more benefit of the doubt or more opportunities to earn money? <BR> <BR> I whole-heartedly believe that physically attractive people are treated better by o... Mon, 11 May 2015 15:55:07 EST Super Heroes: Do you want to be one? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36298890 From the NPR show This American Life, host Ira Glass asks this week: <BR> <BR> Can superheroes be real people? <BR> <BR> Can real people become superheroes? <BR> <BR> And which is better: flight or invisibility? <BR> ----------------------------------------<BR>------------------------------------ <BR> <BR> ME: <BR> If you could have a super power which one would you want? <BR> Mon, 11 May 2015 13:58:32 EST ASMR - Ever listen to it? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36298714 From Wikipedia: <BR> "Autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR) is a neologism for a perceptual phenomenon characterized as a distinct, pleasurable tingling sensation in the head, scalp, back, or peripheral regions of the body in response to visual, auditory, tactile, olfactory, or cognitive stimuli. The nature and classification of the ASMR phenomenon is controversial, with strong anecdotal evidence to support the phenomenon but little or no scientific explanation or verified data." <BR> -... Mon, 11 May 2015 13:13:02 EST Voltage! New team looking for members http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36291065 <BR> Everyone is welcome. <BR> Easy targets to reach <BR> Chat based <BR> Focuses on all areas of "life" <BR> Frequent challenges - May have mini teams <BR> Aim to be fun & friendly for all walks of life <BR> <BR> hope you join me :P <link>teams.sparkpeople.com/Voltage </link> Sun, 10 May 2015 16:36:44 EST Outlander http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36285785 OMG! Tonight was a great show; but, I don't know how I feel about this show without Jamie. Beautiful country and scenes but I miss Jamie, he's so nice to look at. <em>129</em> Sat, 9 May 2015 22:25:09 EST Lean leg tips? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36284045 I have naturally thick legs. They need to be leaner but they aren't out right flabby. I just started getting into jogging more. But really really want slender legs. I'd love some tips from someone who has legs that tend to the thick side. Thank you. Sat, 9 May 2015 18:19:39 EST Are there any active "alternative" members around? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36283658 Any one who likes tattoos,piercings,metal/punk/pop-punk/"old<BR>" classic music, <BR> Likes to dress "weirdly" or dark ect... who wants to try and be healthier? <BR> <BR> Or if you like some alternative bands that's great too! <BR> Looking for like minded people / same interests Sat, 9 May 2015 17:10:35 EST Want to be part of a team that checks in daily? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36280607 Would you like to be a part of a team checking in DAILY? Give/receive motivation, accountability, encouragement, tips, and suggestions! Let's inspire each other to stay on track moving towards our goals! Join the team by clicking "My SparkPage" then scroll down and click on the team "250-350 Check in daily". <BR> <em>229</em> <em>213</em> <em>381</em> <em>223</em> <em>220</em> <em>235</em> <em>48</em> <em>30</em> <em>387</em> <em>331</em> <em>199</em> Sat, 9 May 2015 07:36:07 EST Annoying Coworkers... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36276069 Seriously, what logical reason does a person have who, in an open workspace, plays their music loud AND sings along with it? And/or plays "funny" videos and laughs hysterically every 10 seconds? And/or plays their Netflix so everyone can hear it? <BR> <BR> First of all- if ever *I* goof off at work, I make every effort to make is UNnoticeable as possible. I certainly don't broadcast the fact I'm not doing anything work related. <BR> <BR> And secondly, do these people seriously not realize,... Fri, 8 May 2015 16:06:11 EST Pizza How Do You Eat It ? With Hands or Cutlery ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36276030 So, last year, the Mayor of NYC was blasted because he was pictured eating a piece of pizza with a knife and fork. <BR> <BR> <link>www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-253<BR>7501/Forkgate-New-York-mayor-Bill-Blas<BR>io-snapped-eating-pizza-knife-fork.html </link> <BR> <BR> In a related article, David Cameron, Prime Minister of England, was caught eating a hot dog with a knife and fork. <BR> <BR> <link>www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-302<BR>8532/I-won-t-try-hide-fact-posh-says-C<BR>am... Fri, 8 May 2015 15:54:07 EST Sexy voices: tone, dialect, or what? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36275663 A female with an alto range French-Canadian accent would melt me to my knees in a second. Oh, and with a slight snappy attitude helps. <BR> <BR> YOU? Fri, 8 May 2015 14:35:44 EST So, you've recieved a flattering compliment... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36275654 Does it "depend" on who's giving the compliment? <BR> <BR> Let's say "all things equal" a compliment was given to you by a person of the opposite sex and let's just say for the sake of argument that it was an appropriate compliment for your standards; "Hey, you look great today!" or whatever floats your moral boat. <BR> <BR> It was given in a pleasant, non-creepy tone. <BR> <BR> Does it matter WHO gave you the compliment? <BR> <BR> Now, here's the "tread lightly" part; for me, yes it does... Fri, 8 May 2015 14:32:36 EST Deflated Issues http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36275344 I am a football fan, that is to say that I like to watch my home team (Pittsburgh Steelers) and last year I disgusted with the way Steeler's member Antonio Brown did a kung fu kick to get an opposing player out of the way. Since then I have been contemplating on just giving up NFL football altogether because it's getting out of hand (it's been getting out of hand the last decade or so. <BR> <BR> Tom Brady of the NE patriots says he has no reaction to the deflating of footballs he used in the... Fri, 8 May 2015 12:36:29 EST What Did You Learn This Week? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36274862 What did I learn? Visit my blog and see: <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5924708 </link> <BR> <em>41</em> Fri, 8 May 2015 10:37:49 EST Weight Loss - Before/After Photos (COOL) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36274640 For those of you who are looking for interesting ways to chronicle their weight loss journey, check out these photos. a photographer chronicled the weight loss of Beth Beard who had WLS surgery in 2012. Her before and after photos are extremely clever. <BR> <BR> I think the Diego/Frida is the best. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3<BR>073299/Beth-vs-Beth-Woman-celebrates-d<BR>ramatic-TEN-STONE-weight-loss-incredib<BR>le-portraits-stars-twice-using-photos-<BR>tak... Fri, 8 May 2015 09:50:43 EST Want to be part of a team that checks in daily? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36270951 Would you like to be a part of a team checking in DAILY? Give/receive motivation, accountability, encouragement, tips, and suggestions! Let's inspire each to stay on track moving towards our goals! Join the team by clicking "My SparkPage" then scroll down and click on the team "250-350 Check in daily". <em>30</em> Thu, 7 May 2015 23:07:03 EST New team, 250-350 Check in DAILY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36266961 Would you like to be a part of a team checking in DAILY? Give/receive motivation, accountability, encouragement, tips, and suggestions! Let's inspire each to stay on track moving towards our goals! Join the team by clicking "My SparkPage" then scroll down and click on the team "250-350 Check in daily". <BR> Thu, 7 May 2015 11:01:10 EST 15 words to stop using to make you sound smarter!? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36266846 Saw an article link on FB last night and had to share: <BR> <BR> That <BR> Went <BR> Honestly <BR> Absolutely <BR> Very <BR> Really <BR> Amazing <BR> Always <BR> Never <BR> Literally <BR> Just <BR> Maybe <BR> Stuff <BR> Things <BR> Irregardless <BR> <BR> I use all of them on a regular basis. <BR> <em>39</em> <BR> Thu, 7 May 2015 10:47:09 EST Differences in taste buds http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36266445 I just bought some probiotic drinks. On the label, it says less sugar. <BR> <BR> It tastes ok to me but my Dad complained that it was sour. <BR> <BR> Have you ever thought that something was delicious but another person didn't like it? Thu, 7 May 2015 09:36:26 EST Would you spend more on foreign mags or just http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36266378 settle for local versions? Shape Malaysia is thinner but much cheaper; but has lots of good articles, meal plans and workouts in it. I would prefer either Shape US or Shape Australia but they cost a lot more, a LOT more! So, I settle for Shape Malaysia. <BR> <BR> But I promised myself that if I lose 5kgs, I will treat myself to a sports bra! Maybe an issue of Shape US too! Thu, 7 May 2015 09:23:47 EST Cold in Florida http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36265608 It's almost cold enough in the house to turn on the heat. Even colder outside, not even 70º yet. Brrrr... Thu, 7 May 2015 07:57:09 EST new and looking for low carb support http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36262255 I'm using Spark to track at the request of my dr who is transitioning me from a VLCLD I was on to loose as much as quickly as possible for surgery. I still need to lose about 60 lbs to reach goal. <BR> <BR> He has me eating a sustainable low-carb/higher protein (he gave me my guidelines) Wed, 6 May 2015 20:22:32 EST Clearance forms needed to volunteer at school http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36259584 I don't know about elsewhere but here a parent who wants to volunteer to help out at school (elementary school) needs to have criminal clearance forms. I am not talking about employment or even volunteer work, I am talking about chaperoning a school field trip or helping with a Valentine's Day party. <BR> <BR> What do you think about this? Wed, 6 May 2015 11:30:54 EST What's going on in Texas? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36258261 <link>www.npr.org/blogs/itsallpolitics/201<BR>5/05/02/403865824/texas-governor-deplo<BR>ys-state-guard-to-stave-off-obama-takeover </link> <BR> <BR> Any Texans here that can clue us in on what's really happening there? <BR> <em>38</em> Wed, 6 May 2015 08:29:00 EST What Nationality Are You http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36254414 My parents and I were born in Canada, but as people say, you're not Canadian until you leave the country. Here, people consider me to be British because my ancestors came from England/Ireland/Scotland over 100 years ago. Where do you come from? Tue, 5 May 2015 18:18:50 EST Inferences & Social Cues http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36252424 Inference: a conclusion reached on the basis of evidence and reasoning. <BR> A social cue can either be a verbal or non-verbal hint, which can be positive or negative. These cues guide conversation and other social interactions. A few examples of social cues include: facial expression. vocal tone. <BR> ----------------------------------------<BR>-- <BR> I am good at inferences (mostly) but really need work on social cues, I'm sometimes that guy who says something not having thought out that ... Tue, 5 May 2015 11:52:12 EST Time will go, either way http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36252150 For about 4 weeks now I've been eating a lot healthier. A lot. <BR> <BR> My plan is very basic, a protein shake for breakfast (better than nothing, or Mcdonalds), a salad with protein at lunch most days, or hard boiled eggs/cheese, and a reasonable dinner. I stay away from freezer foods though for dinner, or anything too processed. It may be just a sandwich, or some chicken or even cereal/toast etc.... <BR> <BR> If I want a snack, I have a snack. If I want to eat more, I do. But most ... Tue, 5 May 2015 11:01:55 EST For those TTC to newly pregnant - Join our Team! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36252137 For anyone trying to conceive (TTC) or newly pregnant, we have a great Spark Team called Fit & Pregnant. Come swing by our team and check out our daily chats, Question of the Day (QoDs) and celebrations. Looking forward to some new members as we have several new mommies now. Good luck everyone and see you over at Fit & Pregnant! Tue, 5 May 2015 10:56:24 EST Social Anxiety + Houseguests http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36252134 It might sound weird that having my aunt and her husband stay the night at our house would cause me anxiety, but it DOES. It's only one night, and it's a week night so it's not like I'm under any obligation to stay up late an entertain. Ugh I'm just dreading it though. It's not like I'm really close with this aunt. And, my husband and I have no children and kind of got roped into this big 3 bedroom house that we don't need, we brought our bed into the dining room and pretty much stay out ther... Tue, 5 May 2015 10:55:28 EST It's Teacher Appreciation Week! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36251904 I heard this story on the news this morning, this is a teacher from my hometown of Pittsburgh, PA <BR> <BR> <link>www.npr.org/blogs/ed/2015/05/05/3938<BR>11818/the-civics-teacher-who-turned-hi<BR>s-arrest-into-a-classroom-lesson </link> <BR> <BR> I can totally relate to the message here; my mom told me when I was a little boy that because I look different (I am of Hispanic background growing up in predominantly white steel mill town) that I would have to work twice as hard as others jus... Tue, 5 May 2015 10:15:10 EST chew toys for a teething puppy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36251280 I'm adopting a puppy who will be teething still for a while when I get him. I have tons of experience with adult dog toys... but I assume teething puppies need something that will be softer/easier on their teeth? <BR> <BR> Any suggestions? Anything anyone's found particularly beneficial? <BR> <BR> Thanks! Tue, 5 May 2015 08:43:25 EST Weight loss not going as plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36250251 I really don't know how much more I am going to take of this before I throw in the towel. I have been trying to lose some weight and this isn't going as I plan. Actually it isn't going at all. I have the workout part down pack. So I figured it was what I was eating, so I am tracking better than what I am doing and I was going to stay on the lower end of my calories range for majority of the days. Well to my surprise it did move the scale but only by a half a pound. So frustrated. I've been to... Tue, 5 May 2015 07:11:36 EST If You Could Go Back And Tell Yourself Something.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36249095 If you could go back and tell yourself something as a child, what would it be? <BR> I would tell myself "run". Don't make yourself sick. Don't feel bad about who you are. Don't let the other kids or your father get you down. It will only lead you to a life of misery. Be yourself. Learn to eat healthy. Love life. <BR> Funny how hindsight is always 20/20. Funny how I love puzzles and mindgames but I can't figure my way out of this one. <BR> Sorry for unloading at 2am. Good night. <BR> Tue, 5 May 2015 02:02:12 EST Apple watches have issues with tattoos http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36246050 <link>www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2015/04/<BR>30/apple-watch-tattoos/26627195/ </link> <BR> <BR> The ink on the skin interferes & blocks the readings from the Apple watch causing the watch to not work properly. <BR> <BR> <em>198</em> Mon, 4 May 2015 15:55:24 EST How are you THINspired? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36245141 This is what worked for me. <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5922308 </link> <BR> <em>381</em> Mon, 4 May 2015 13:44:14 EST Elderly Parents http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36244713 have you ever had to convince either your parents or your in-laws to move either closer to you or into a nursing home? <BR> <BR> I could use some advice; my MIL is 88 and can't live alone anymore but she doesn't want to move ANYWHERE! <BR> <BR> <BR> Mon, 4 May 2015 12:12:23 EST Anybody here grow Plumerias? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36235857 The Plumeria is a special flower for my wife and me. Sun, 3 May 2015 11:49:47 EST What if u could be ur healthiest possible self.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36225840 ... just by giving up 3 things: cell phones, personal computer devices, and television? Would you do it? You could still use landline phones, credit/debit card machines, movie theaters, and any devises used just to listen to music. <BR> <BR> Completely hypothetical question.... Sat, 2 May 2015 04:00:15 EST Using SPARK to stay healthy during PREGNANCY? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36221976 Just wanted to reach out to any soon-to-be-mamas who are expecting and looking to stay fit and in-control during this awesome time!! Our Spark Team FIT AND PREGNANT is a great way to meet others using spark to maintain healthy weight gain and control during all the amazing changes, challenges and milestones you are going through. Come check us out and meet some mamas like yourself! Fri, 1 May 2015 12:31:25 EST Sabotage http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36221003 Why is it when you get to a certain point you unknowingly sabotage yourself. <BR> <BR> I have so much to lose, and am doing so well. Yet I start to eat the wrong things. Oh I am tracking, but just feel I can have it since I have done so good. <BR> <BR> Does anyone else find they do that also. <BR> <BR> Diane Fri, 1 May 2015 09:59:05 EST Walk walk walk with dog and family http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36220894 Happy Friday have a great weekend be safe and walk walk stay cool Fri, 1 May 2015 09:44:14 EST breakfast at a restaurant? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36219632 Do you eat breakfast at a restaurant at least once per week on average? Fri, 1 May 2015 06:59:43 EST just chatting? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36217948 anyone around? <BR> <BR> beautiful sunny May Day here (mid autumn) ... and I'm sitting waiting to get a haircut and hanging out on spark <BR> <BR> Fri, 1 May 2015 00:18:39 EST Looking to socialize! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36216409 Hello everyone! After a few hours of browsing sparkteams and sadfacing to see that most were dead, I decided to take a chance and post here =p. I haven't seen any similar topics on this board so I'm a tad worried it may be in the wrong place, but nevertheless I'm willing to leave that to chance =p. Anyways time to give a bit of info about myself <BR> <BR> My name is Anthony and starting in December of last year I've embarked on a weight loss journey, starting at 240 lbs, I'm happy to say tha... Thu, 30 Apr 2015 19:06:12 EST Tried Weight Watchers again and only lost http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36212060 3 pounds in 8 weeks. I think I am finally done with it. I don't know if it's my metabolism at my age or what. I exercised, kept within my points range and everything... Thu, 30 Apr 2015 06:06:27 EST Creative ways to document your progress? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36207865 I want to make something I can look back on to remember my journey. Thinking about a binder/journal.....suggestions for pages? Or any other creative ideas? Wed, 29 Apr 2015 14:48:55 EST activity tracker http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36207253 Does anyone have one do you like it how does it compare to a fitbit? Wed, 29 Apr 2015 12:30:24 EST Has anyone tried WW online? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36206494 Just wondering if anyone has tried WW online using the points plus system. Wed, 29 Apr 2015 10:01:53 EST Yes, I get it, don't sweat the sm. stuff... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36205926 But we ALL have one or two pet peeves that NO ONE ELSE seem to have but in our own little world, they exist and they annoy the heck out of us. <BR> <BR> Here are a few of mine: <BR> <BR> Bending playing cards when playing a card game. Since I am a tabletop gamer I totally value game pieces including cards and it annoys the crap out of me when I see people holding cards in their hand with their thumb pressing hard in the center of them cause them to bend nearly 90 degrees and then complain a... Wed, 29 Apr 2015 08:35:55 EST hello from maine http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36200845 good afternoon all. ..well here i am again still overwieght but today is the frist day of a new beginning for me...im almost 60 and 150lbs overwieght...and ive been stalking sp for along time...but now im ready to make this work...looking forward to lots of new friends <BR> faylene Tue, 28 Apr 2015 16:42:01 EST Baltimore Mom Should Be Mother of the Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36200626 I know we've all watched the news from Baltimore with horror. But, there is one incident to come of out of the riots that should make every parent cheer. It's the moment when a mother recognized her son as one of the rioters. What did she do ? She went out into the streets, smacked him silly and then dragged him HOME. <BR> <BR> Okay, I'm not condoning violence, mom smacking her son. But honestly, does the son realize what his mother just did for him ? She probably saved his life. Others hav... Tue, 28 Apr 2015 15:45:03 EST Duplicate http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36200625 Duplicate - Delete Tue, 28 Apr 2015 15:44:31 EST Living with diet-sabotagers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36198771 Hello all, <BR> I just need to vent a bit. I have been trying this new healthier lifestyle on and off for a few years already. For the past 3 weeks I have been pushing extra hard, but it is so difficult to stay motivated where I live. You see, I live in a house filled with "diet-sabotagers" as I like to call them. They all know I am trying to eat healthier which isn't easy for me because I LOVE carby unhealthy foods like many people do. But it seems like when I am trying the hardest to stop e... Tue, 28 Apr 2015 09:00:21 EST ticker http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36198681 I noticed some of you have weight loss tickers at the end of your messages. How do I add that? Tue, 28 Apr 2015 08:42:24 EST How do I get back on track? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36194597 So long story short. My husband made a comment to me that got me upset and I didn't enter what I ate Thursday-Sunday. I know I over ate(gained 2 lbs back) but do I try and remember what I ate to the best of my knowledge or just start entering them again for today. I really want to keep track of what I eat. Mon, 27 Apr 2015 19:38:22 EST Looking for Kimwin79 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36194031 Add me!! Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:14:35 EST Humor outside of your comfort zone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36193704 Key & Peele - The Substitute Teacher routine to me is extremely funny but when I played it for my wife she laughed but cringed at the same time. After the video (on YouTube) I asked her if she liked it and said yes but that it was uncomfortable to watch because she felt it was stereotypical. I told her yes it was and that I have personally witness a teacher or two in my time that acted similar to the guy in the sketch which is why it makes it so funny! <BR> <BR> How about it? Humor, it's so ... Mon, 27 Apr 2015 16:28:23 EST Does intuitive eating work for weight loss? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36193363 Who lost weight using intuitive eating? <BR> Who overcame binge eating and emotional eating with it? <BR> If so did you at the same time count calories (counterindicative maybe for intuitive eating...)? Mon, 27 Apr 2015 15:04:12 EST Who overcame binge eating and how? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36193359 Hi, <BR> <BR> is there someone who overcame binge eating and if so how? Mon, 27 Apr 2015 15:02:41 EST My Kid Can't Eat This (because) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36192860 I'm sure many Spark parents will identify and empathize with this Instagram tend. There's a blog where parents can leave pictures of meals their children refuse to eat and why. <BR> <BR> It's starts #mykidcanteathis <BR> <BR> <link>www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/food/arti<BR>cle-3057144/Instagram-s-MyKidCan-tEatT<BR>his-reveals-hilarious-reasons-children<BR>-refuse-eat-food.html </link> <BR> <BR> Do you have a child who's a picky eater ? <BR> <BR> I don't have children, but one day my ni... Mon, 27 Apr 2015 13:53:41 EST i got a job interview tomorow http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36192352 hi there i have a job interview tomorow as a nurse aid at the hospital feeling a bit nervoues i need ideas to calm down ...its a group interview what type off question they might ask is anyone out there in hospital feild ..thanks . Mon, 27 Apr 2015 12:09:49 EST "Traffic Diaries: Life on the road" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36191955 You know you have stories about idiot drivers (that's everyone else), share them with us! <BR> <BR> "The guy who won't use turn signals" <BR> So I have a lifelong friend who said to me many years ago, "The reason I don't use turn signals is because no one needs to know where I'm going, it's none of their business!" <BR> <BR> <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> At the time I think I just shook my head in disbelief. I remember being too stupefied to tell him that THAT'S not the point! But he's one of... Mon, 27 Apr 2015 10:59:00 EST Shred Diet http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36187668 does anyone have a grocery list template for each week of the Shred Diet by Dr. Ian Smith (if one exists)? that's Shred not Super Shred <BR> thanks Sun, 26 Apr 2015 20:43:27 EST Insane Inflatable 5K http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36187031 Just curious if any of you have done or heard of the Insane Inflatable 5K Obstacle Fun Run? If you've done it, I would love to know your thoughts. There is one coming to Richmond, VA in Oct and I really want to try it! It looks like so much fun and not too hard! It's kinda like being a kid again a playing in a bounce house! Sun, 26 Apr 2015 19:12:14 EST What is your preferred cardio? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36185127 I've been mostly walking and swimming, but I'd love to buy a bike and start doing that, too. <BR> <BR> What do you guys like to do for cardio? Sun, 26 Apr 2015 13:29:29 EST Check out my team! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36185098 <BR> Hi, my name's Diane and in October, I will be fifty. I can remember when age fifty sounded so old; but now that I am almost there, I realize that it is not very old at all. I still have a lot of life left for living and I want to live it as healthy and happy as I can. Do you know what that means? For me it means getting rid of those old, old habits that are making me unhealthy and unhappy <BR> <BR> What old habits do I want to rid myself of? What would I like to change? My entire adu... Sun, 26 Apr 2015 13:19:11 EST Crochet STRESS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36175743 I was crocheting my fluffy shawl when I discovered a mistake at the beginning of the previous row. I started unpicking it from where I was and now it's just one big mess! Affecting even the next row down because of knots as I was unraveling! <BR> <BR> Then too late, I realised I should have just fixed that spot because the stitches further down were fine! <BR> <BR> ARRRRRRGGGGHHHHH!!! Now I have more work to do! Sat, 25 Apr 2015 01:19:29 EST Food Lists http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36173471 <BR> Are there food lists on Sparkpeople to go by because I don't always know what to make? My daughter and I eat out too much. I am trying to prepare meals more at home. Trying to get us off of processed foods, too. We would feel so much better off of processed foods. Fruits, Veggies, Grains, lean meats. I like recipes that I can make meals from natural foods but I don't know where to start....I know some though. But my daughter gets bored with me cooking and goes for the processed f... Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18:16:47 EST Dress request from you S.O. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36172922 Has your spouse ever asked you to dress a certain way for either intimacy or going out? <BR> <BR> Would you honor their request or go tell them to jump off a bridge? <BR> <BR> I have asked my wife to dress a certain way several times when we go out and most times she is hesitant because like me her mind is still of a fat person. It has yet to turn out bad for her and she has admitted later that she did like how she looked but sometimes feels like she's showing off. <BR> <BR> She has made ... Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:53:57 EST I find it encouraging when.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36172330 I see a group of children playing with other children of diverse culture. <BR> <BR> I see the American flag waving in a warm summer breeze. <BR> <BR> I see couples holding hands out in public. <BR> <BR> I hear about people doing good deeds for the less fortunate. <BR> <BR> YOU? Fri, 24 Apr 2015 13:00:27 EST Clothes: WHEN are they considered DIRTY!? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36172305 First, a pet peeve story: I know someone who would consider clothes to be filthy dirty and tossed into the laundry bin after just trying them on and they weren't the right ensemble for that day. <BR> <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> This someone has since stopped that habit since they are now responsible for washing their own clothes. <BR> <em>437</em> <BR> <BR> ----------------------------------------<BR>-------------------------- <BR> <BR> So, when do YOU consider clothes to be dirty? <BR> ... Fri, 24 Apr 2015 12:51:14 EST Butter or what? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36170985 What do you use instead of regular butter? Fri, 24 Apr 2015 10:09:14 EST Ideal Protein Lunch http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36165534 I am getting bored of soup for lunch and the pasta is awful. Any creative ideas to make this meal easier? Thu, 23 Apr 2015 16:27:39 EST Down 52.6lbs - Began program in January http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36164896 I am proud of how far I've come! It hasn't been easy and I have slipped up more times than I can count! But I have come a long way since middle of January! I just started working out last week, so I've been hitting it hard at the gym! May is gonna be my month!!! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1374272931.jpg"> Thu, 23 Apr 2015 14:23:31 EST Do you prefer youtube vids or workout books/mags? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36162832 I actually prefer youtube vids, because they are a no brainer. Just switch on the computer and follow along till the vid ends. Don't even have to bother counting, because it's done for you. <BR> <BR> I recently bought a workout book. What I don't like about a book or mag is, you have to stop your workout for a few secs to refer to it! And you have to keep count. But the advantage of a mag or book is, you don't need the computer or electricity to make use of it. <BR> <BR> I only bought the b... Thu, 23 Apr 2015 09:25:57 EST reporting a bad food listing http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36157672 how do you report a bad nutritional listing, I was adding a small Wendy's Chilli and it added a egg to my daily intake? <BR> Wed, 22 Apr 2015 18:16:26 EST Hi all &#128515; http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36157075 Haven't been on here for quite a while now must be at least12months, anyway I'm back. Had quite a rough year last year, my son has autism and was in mainstream school, (had to give up work)he had to go to student support and is still there and doing soo much better, he finally got into Sen school and starts in September. Anyway decided to weigh myself today and Oh no &#128561;I've put on a stone since last October I'm now 12 stone 7pound and going onto a size 16 and boy do I feel bloated and ... Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:08:08 EST Ben Affleck or The Coast of Lybia? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36155751 Both of these are recent news headliners; do you know what each of them are about? (without doing a Google search or any other kind?) <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Wed, 22 Apr 2015 13:44:01 EST Wedding food question: Details added http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36153866 Not nutrition related (unless it is your priority in this case): <BR> <BR> If you were offered the 3 following entrees at a wedding reception, which would you pick? <BR> <BR> Pancakes with a buffet of toppings to choose from (sides: scrambled eggs) <BR> Hamburgers with a buffet of toppings to choose from (sides: fries, green beans, rice, another) <BR> Pasta with a buffet of toppings to choose from (garlic bread, salad, green beans) <BR> <BR> <BR> Details added: <BR> <BR> <BR> Reception ... Wed, 22 Apr 2015 08:08:11 EST broken hearted http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36152145 I got to know this handsome guy. He is a lot younger than me. I thought he liked me too but I recently found out he is engaged to someone else. <BR> <BR> Why are the good ones always already taken? I am worried that I will have to go thru life alone bcoz no one will have me! <BR> <BR> I keep meeting all these nice guys but they are always unavailable! And I have menopaused early bcoz of my anemia (I m on dialysis), so now I can't even have kids. I feel that most guys don't want me bcoz I m ... Wed, 22 Apr 2015 01:58:06 EST Best shoes/ insoles for work? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36148516 Hi all, <BR> I recently landed a new job at a baseball stadium, this job requires me to be on my feet and walking on concrete from the time the gates open until the bottom of the 8th inning. For someone who is over 300lbs this is a struggle for me because it puts a lot of stress on my feet and ankles. Are there any shoes or shoe inserts that anyone can suggest to help with the pain? Would wearing compression socks help? Tue, 21 Apr 2015 13:27:16 EST Opening a Restaurant - Advice? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36148252 Hello all, <BR> <BR> My husband and I want to open our own restaurant. He's a chef and has the menu pretty much figured out. He's going to start working on costing them out and figuring out what equipment we'll need. <BR> <BR> I'm wondering if anyone has opened a restaurant or knows someone who did, or just happens to know how to do it. See, we really don't have the financial means right now to do it. We've got some savings, but certainly not enough to buy/lease a space and buy everything... Tue, 21 Apr 2015 12:16:19 EST Will continue to meet goals this week! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36147694 Have a great week! :) Tue, 21 Apr 2015 10:58:01 EST The "Pronoun" challenged http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36146742 A pronoun (I, me, he, she, herself, you, it, that, they, each, few, many, who, whoever, whose, someone, everybody, etc.) is a word that takes the place of a noun. In the sentence Joe saw Jill, and he waved at her, the pronouns he and her take the place of Joe and Jill, respectively. <BR> ----------------------------------------<BR>-------- <BR> <BR> Sample conversation: <BR> Person 1: "Hey, you know what Sally said to me yesterday?" <BR> Person 2: "No, what?" <BR> Person 1: "She said she saw... Tue, 21 Apr 2015 09:09:00 EST Constant Pop-Ups = Leaving SparkPeople? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36146705 I am a small business owner, and my line of work involves helping businesses grow. I understand the importance of advertising to a business. <BR> <BR> I've been a member of SparkPeople for years, and it has helped me a lot. But lately whenever I sign on to the website, particularly when I do so on my computer as opposed to my smart phone, I am overwhelmed with pop-ups. It is pretty clear based upon what kind of advertisements they are that they are doing so with SparkPeople's support. ... Tue, 21 Apr 2015 08:59:49 EST To tell or not to tell? Losing Weight http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36143876 Do you tell everyone that you are on your way to a healthier and happier you by changing your lifestyle? Or only some people? Or does rarely anyone know? <BR> <BR> For some reason, I don't really talk about it. I just make my own decisions (which is possible as a student living by myself), and when eating with friends, I only explain myself with "I'm more in the mood for some fruit than ice-cream right now" or similar things when questioned about my food choices. <BR> <BR> I've lost a littl... Mon, 20 Apr 2015 23:12:51 EST Salad Or Non-Salad Veggies--which do you prefer? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36141566 Everything is relative....so too depending on how YOU prepare them <BR> <BR> Which option do you prefer SALADS or NON-SALAD VEGGIES <em>38</em> <BR> and which option is lower in calories for the way you make them <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> I enjoy salad, but I can't get used to the diet dressings...luckily I enjoy vinaigrette's with more balsamic vinegar than oil. By the time I finish all the fixings, my 4 cup green salad can easily be 200+ calories. I do better with my 2 cups grilled/sa... Mon, 20 Apr 2015 16:50:42 EST "poking the bear" or troublemaker? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36139166 Admittedly I am both BUT, to what degree depends on the situation. <BR> <BR> Example: My MIL gets mad when I call my wife by her shortened name "Rose" (her name is Rosemary), she claims that it's insulting to her when I do that (My wife was named after my MIL's deceased sister) but her son, Joe whose full name is Joseph, well, it's okay to call him Joe rather than Joseph. <BR> <BR> Am I poking the bear by calling my wife by her nickname in front of my MIL? <BR> <BR> -----------------------... Mon, 20 Apr 2015 10:37:40 EST 45 with sagging skin after losing 180 pounds http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36136582 I used to be near 400 pounds. From a car accident I became sedentary and gained 225 pounds. I was nice looking then I had thryoid medications and several surgeries as I should have died in the accident. So I went to the gym every day and had nothing but protein drinks with fruit and other types of low cal high protein food. I lost 179 pounds since last two years. Now I swim and build up the sagging skin all over my body and I have gained weight in muscle. I don't know what to do as I don't kn... Mon, 20 Apr 2015 04:47:41 EST Seeing yourself on video http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36134452 At a family party hubs took a video and when I saw it I was shocked at what I really look like. I avoid mirrors and this was a reality check. I am losing weight so I guess I thought I didn't look so huge but yep...it's all still hanging out. I must not let this throw a wrench in my weight loss journey. Anyone else deal with poor body image? Sun, 19 Apr 2015 21:24:51 EST What Do You Do... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36127021 What do you do after a really bad day (mood wise, nutrition wise, money wise, all around no good very bad day) Sat, 18 Apr 2015 17:46:27 EST Are you motivated by hunger pains? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36124730 Do you find the following to be motivational? <BR> <BR> "Why are folks so obsessed with satisfying hunger? We used to say that hunger is your body's way of telling you it's burning fat." <BR> <BR> This is a direct quote I took from a runner's forum. The individual who posted it has never personally dealt with a weight problem, but offers this as motivation for those who are struggling to lose weight. <BR> <BR> So...do you find hunger pains to be motivational when you are trying to lose wei... Sat, 18 Apr 2015 07:48:28 EST New Sparkteam for Japanese Spitzes! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36124094 Please join if you love these adorable dogs! All are welcome! Whether you own one or just love them! <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i<BR>ndividual.asp?gid=63414 </link> Sat, 18 Apr 2015 01:32:54 EST Did you know..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36121089 That the original pledge of allegiance was much shorter at first!? <BR> <BR> <link>www.ushistory.org/documents/pledge.h<BR>tm </link> <BR> <BR> <em>232</em> <em>283</em> Fri, 17 Apr 2015 15:52:28 EST INTERESTED IN A EXERCIZE BUDDY IN EAST TX http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36119477 I Just started on my work out journey , and would kind of like someone who like myself is interested in losing weight to work out with me . longview tx Fri, 17 Apr 2015 10:20:44 EST What prevents fatalities after running a marathon? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36119429 I know all of us are not health care professionals but this has been on my mind since I read about a lady who was a partner in a fitness facility collapsed and died after running a marathon. Could it have been an undiagnosed heart ailment? Sounds like she was well trained. What are your thoughts? (Sorry, not exactly a cafe topic) <BR> <BR> Susan Fri, 17 Apr 2015 10:09:33 EST Am I wrong to want boundaries? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36117547 I was waiting for my turn for dialysis and I was doing some crochet with white yarn. Another patient arrived with her maid. Without even asking first, the maid touched my work. <BR> <BR> I don't like it when someone touches my work without permission, esp one made with white yarn. I told her so but she got angry and verbally abusive! <BR> <BR> Well, it's my property and I feel that she should have respected my boundaries. She should have asked first if she could touch it! And respected my w... Fri, 17 Apr 2015 03:23:58 EST How to cheer yourself up http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36113321 I've had a terrible 10 days. I burned my thumb with steam and it's all bandaged up. Over the weekend I had a TERRIBLE allergic reaction to something and am on heavy duty steroids, as well as several other meds to try to bring the inflammation down. Of course the worst of the reaction was on my face, so that's been interesting. Then yesterday during what was supposed to be a consult about having my wisdom teeth removed they decided to just pull them. It wasn't as traumatic as the first tw... Thu, 16 Apr 2015 15:18:19 EST Stretch Marks - Your Tiger Stripes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36112578 I know a lot of us (me included) probably weren't too happy that when we lost or gained weight that we developed stretch marks, lots of them. I've seen many threads from members asking what could be done. <BR> <BR> Now, there is a movement to embrace our stretch marks thanks to a photo posted by model, Chrissy Teigen. You can clearly see the stretch marks on her legs. So, if a model isn't afraid of showing her stretch marks, shouldn't we be proud of our tiger stripes too ? it's all about ha... Thu, 16 Apr 2015 12:46:52 EST Healthy Trades http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36112165 What food do you use that is a healthy trade? Something you can share others might not thought of or know about? Thu, 16 Apr 2015 11:17:31 EST Procrastination and Needlework!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36109385 Hi, all! <BR> <BR> I am having a slight problem here! <BR> <BR> I really need to get on to doing some cross-stitch regularly or I'll never finish as it's a big and complicated piece. But atm I am feeling too lazy to start. I have been procrastinating for so long. I really need some discipline. <BR> <BR> Right now, I'm debating, maybe I'll read today and do my cross-stitch some other day. But I know that if I keep thinking like this, my tapestry will take forever to complete! Sigh! Thu, 16 Apr 2015 03:17:50 EST How do you stop eating http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36106181 I can't seem to stop eating after a meal. I eat filling, protein filled meals but when it's all gone, I still continue to eat. How do I stop this? Wed, 15 Apr 2015 16:39:06 EST Cholesterol Control http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36105445 I'm trying Nutrim, a product of crushed oat husks, to lower my cholesterol. You add a spoonful to any drink, soup, or soft food such as mashed potatoes, yogurt, etc. It's available online. Wed, 15 Apr 2015 14:07:48 EST now *THIS * is an excellent blog! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36105179 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5911745 </link> <BR> <BR> one of my favorite Spark friends wrote this today. He's closing in on 120 lbs lost. Amazing & inspirational man. Wed, 15 Apr 2015 12:40:26 EST TV shows you miss... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36104146 I am not an avid TV watcher but there are some shows I wished would've stuck around a little longer. I know shows get cancelled for whatever reason like Firefly, Seinfeld, Mad About You, and others but sometimes I just miss them and when they're not on Hulu, Amazon or Netflix that makes it even worse for me. <BR> <BR> What shows do you miss? (if any) Wed, 15 Apr 2015 09:30:15 EST What are you looking forward to? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36102139 Hi all, what are you looking forward to? I can't wait for summer and to hopefully be a bit slimmer and fitter by my birthday (end of July) - I already have a few long weekends planned and I just can't wait until the lovely weather is back and here to stay! <em>259</em> <em>67</em> <em>125</em> <em>363</em> <em>362</em> Wed, 15 Apr 2015 05:29:06 EST hi i am new at this http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36101096 I have been in sparkpeople for awhile,i realy like it it does help me a lot thank-you for having this site on the computer Wed, 15 Apr 2015 00:22:05 EST Schroeder's Cat: The Thought Experiment 1935 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36096940 I guess I just feel like hurting my brain today. Have YOU heard of Schroeder's Cat? Does this kind of stuff interest you? <BR> <BR> The amount of humorous memes about it is certainly entertaining enough. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1397328930.jpg"> Tue, 14 Apr 2015 11:37:01 EST Personality Test: Which type are you? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36096190 I took this test and answered honestly, I wanted to manipulate the test so I can get a result that I think I wanted but answering truthfully was much better. I am NOT surprised at all with my results below: <BR> <BR> Your personality type: The Campaigner (ENFP-A) <BR> Strength of individual traits: Extraverted: 96%, Intuitive: 56%, Feeling: 25%, Prospecting: 45%, Assertive: 37%. <BR> Role: Diplomat <BR> Strategy: People Mastery <BR> <BR> http://www.16personalities.com/free-pers<BR>onalit... Tue, 14 Apr 2015 09:05:34 EST Reddit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36090739 Do you know about this web site? <BR> <BR> I never heard of it until very recently. Mon, 13 Apr 2015 13:19:26 EST I Love SP Mobile App http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36090493 Just downloaded the mobile app this morning, and I LOVE it! An SP account is free, the mobile app is free... WeightWatchers is not and their mobile app doesn't even compare, in my opinion. <BR> <BR> Just wanted to toot SparkPeople's horn. <em>252</em> Mon, 13 Apr 2015 12:18:39 EST Narcissistic: this is bad because... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36089911 Here's a definition I found: <BR> narcissistic - having an excessive or erotic interest in oneself and one's physical appearance. <BR> ----------------------------------------<BR>--------------------------------------<BR>------------------ <BR> <BR> I am going to assume anything beyond the norm is excessive and anything excessive is considered to be bad but I'm sure with some word twisting, tilted head and squinting one's eyes this can pretty much mean anything you or I would want it to mean... Mon, 13 Apr 2015 10:48:12 EST eek!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36088417 Starting my new job today and historically, stress and nervousness cause me to over eat. Going to change that habit today!! Have a great day!! Mon, 13 Apr 2015 06:46:58 EST Understanding Sensitive TSH Test http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36083723 Hello, <BR> <BR> I'm a 31 year old female who has been unsuccessfully trying to lose weight for months. I also have a hiatal hernia and acid reflux. <BR> <BR> I got a sensitive TSH test. My level is .74. The doctor said it was in range, but the pharmacist said that it meant my thyroid was slow. I'm really confused. Please help! Sun, 12 Apr 2015 14:52:33 EST shoes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36073507 I've started walking again. I bought a new pair of shoes (Brooks) that FIT properly. OMG what a difference. Now I actually enjoy my walks again. The right shoe makes a world of difference. So here I go getting back on track again!!! Sat, 11 Apr 2015 03:55:05 EST Do you have a Chihuahua? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36073313 Then join our cool Sparkteam! <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i<BR>ndividual.asp?gid=17984 </link> <BR> <BR> All are welcome! Especially if you own one of these cute little critters! Sat, 11 Apr 2015 02:08:55 EST How to get it together? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36073307 I need to get it together. I've been asking for advice but I have follow through problems or get derailed. <BR> So badly I want to be that person who has her act together. <BR> <BR> In order for this to happen I'll need (in addition to a miracle) : <BR> <BR> - To be lean ( 5'2, 139 lbs <em>46</em> but at least I have more arm definition than I have my whole life) <BR> - hair that is slightly less frizzy <BR> - clothes that look like an image consultant picked them and tailor altered the... Sat, 11 Apr 2015 02:05:20 EST Top 3 treats when u are craving sweets http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36071499 1. Jello pudding 100 cal <BR> 2. McDonald's ice cream cone 150 cal <BR> 3. Cup of strawberries 40 cal <BR> <BR> <BR> Fri, 10 Apr 2015 19:03:28 EST Enjoy family and friends, and remember you're pet http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36070113 Happy Friday enjoy this beautiful weekend with all you're love ones and please remember to take good care of you're pet because they give us unconditional love everyday so remember they are part of our family. I have a beautiful sherman shepard and chow I treat the dog better than I do my husband and my husband says the same. So have fun and be safe. GO SPARK PEOPLE WE ROCK AND AWESOME. <BR> <BR> Smile (: <BR> Maria <em>390</em> Fri, 10 Apr 2015 13:45:27 EST International Tabletop Game Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36069900 http://tabletopday.com/ <BR> <BR> Many of you know that I am avid fan of tabletop gaming. Just to clarify what tabletop gaming is; its when you play a game that requires a table and real people in person to play, this is in contrast to video games, PC games or MMORPG like World of Warcraft or Everquest. <BR> <BR> Wil Wheaton (actor) of Star Trek: The Next Generation fame as Ensign Wesley Crusher (son of the ship's doctor Beverly Crusher) hosts a gaming show on YouTube called Tabletop. He's ... Fri, 10 Apr 2015 12:54:52 EST Platonic Relationships http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36069528 Yeah, such a wide gray area with this topic; well, anyway, what is your opinion about platonic relationships? <BR> <BR> During my "bad times" prior to my divorce I had a colleague who I confided in about my plight, she was non-judgmental and a very good support system. There was no sex involved but I know folks looking from the outside would probably say differently. Did I 'love" her? I don't think so but we were always on the same page about a variety of topics and could talk for hours. <BR... Fri, 10 Apr 2015 11:24:54 EST It cost BIG $$$$ to lose weight, right!? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36069043 No. No it does not, in my opinion. <BR> <BR> Walking costs time but not money unless you need shoes for walking but then it's a one time cost. <BR> Calisthenics costs time and maybe the cost of an exercise map if one is picky about getting the hands dirty. <BR> <BR> My point is that I often come across folks who complain that it costs too much money to lose so in turn they don't lose weight (because they now have an excuse). Am I wrong? Is losing weight really expensive and somehow I skippe... Fri, 10 Apr 2015 09:55:57 EST Can we openly discuss current events here? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36066105 Can we openly discuss current events here? Fri, 10 Apr 2015 00:16:52 EST Exercises besides the gym http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36065038 I like the benefits of the gym but outdoors has many opportunities to get some exercise in. Walking --running the dog 1-3 hours every day is great and I take pictures along the way. Bike riding is something I do all year that really works a lot muscles. Summer time the wave pool is great exercise, something I'm looking forward to Thu, 9 Apr 2015 21:13:28 EST Not working http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36063197 I can,t get my spark tracker too light up more than 2 sparks even if I have a more active dayAm I doing something wrong. Help Thu, 9 Apr 2015 14:36:49 EST Spark activity tracker?? Yes or No?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=36062843 I have been looking at buy the Spark activity monitor--I don't want to spend a lot of money on a tracker since I am just trying to get back into exercise. Has anyone tried this one and is it good for basic tracking of activity? I really don't want to track my sleep and all the extra feature that you would see in a jawbone, etc. Maybe eventually, but not now. Would love some feedback!! Thu, 9 Apr 2015 12:54:59 EST