SparkPeople Sunny Southern Interior of BC Team Messageboard Members who live in the Southern Interior of Beautiful British Columbia, Canada. Let's share thoughts, ideas & support. SparkPeople Sunny Southern Interior of BC Team Messageboard Team Members Sorry to all that I have let down. I had computer woes. Finally bought a new laptop. I switched from Microsoft Windows to a Mac Pro. It has taken me some time to forget 15 or so years on Windows and retrain my brain for how a Apple runs. I think I have figured things out, forget all about how windows runs and the Apple becomes easy! <BR> <BR> I also have been elected Treasurer, for my building council for this year. Much more work than I planned on but that is falling into place too... Sat, 29 Mar 2014 03:30:01 EST Kelowna meet up - Feb 1? Who would be in for a meet up on Feb 1st? Meet for lunch ... ? power walk indoors or outdoors? Open to ideas. Hopefully there are at least 3 or more of us who could get together to share inspiration and ideas. Does that date work for people? Tue, 7 Jan 2014 10:44:43 EST 2014 My Oh, My! Happy New Year Everyone! Do you keep a yearly journal? <BR> <BR> I keep one journal and write in it once a year each January. Some of my writing has to do with physical challenges, weight loss but also other challenges, like buying and selling a home, or furniture, taking up a new hobby. Some things remain on the list for several years but eventually I accomplish what I set out in my hand written journal. <BR> <BR> What are your challenges or plans this January and the rest of the year for Exercise and food c... Thu, 2 Jan 2014 00:17:42 EST What does "Fall" mean to you. What do you think about as the Summer turns into Autumn and the leaves turn colour? <em>465</em> <BR> <BR> To me it means new beginnings? Let's get to know each other a little better by asking a question related to Fall. The first person that answers the question will ask the next. <BR> <BR> Here we go! <BR> <BR> What's your favorite way to eat pumpkin? Wed, 4 Sep 2013 23:08:19 EST What are your plans for Canada Day! Hi I hope everyone is enjoying the long weekend. What are your plans to celebrate? <BR> I am going to meet my Daughter-in-law at the Park and BBQ. Sun, 30 Jun 2013 14:21:20 EST Summer Activities form A-Z How many Summer activities can we name while going through the alphabet! Let's start with A and get to Z! How many times can we get through the alphabet before September? Let's try and see! Mon, 27 May 2013 22:40:32 EST What does Spring mean to you! What are your favorite memories, activities etc. about Spring. Tue, 23 Apr 2013 22:39:58 EST Six weeks to Spring Challenge Sign up. Please sign up for the Six weeks to Spring Challenge here! Copy and paste to add your name please. <BR> <BR> OKBACK2ME (Teresa) Sun, 13 Jan 2013 13:38:43 EST What do you think of Changing the Name of the Team Hi everyone. What do you think about Changing the Name to attract more members. Maybe making the area larger by using Thompson/Okanagan or Interior? <BR> <BR> If you think it would be a good idea, what would you call the Team? Sun, 30 Dec 2012 16:59:10 EST What would you like the Team Focus to be! Hi all, I set up this thread to get input in from the Team. What would help you to be a more involved Team Member? Give me your ideas! Would you like to see some exercise or weight loss challenges? Would you like a monthly update about the Team and what is happening? Share your ideas please! <em>189</em> Sun, 30 Dec 2012 16:46:50 EST What is your favorite Outdoor Winter Activity? I love tobaganning with the grandchildren! Such fun, great exercise and family time. <BR> What do you like? Sun, 30 Dec 2012 12:48:10 EST What are your goals for 2013? Now is the time to start thinking of attainable goals for the New Year. <BR> <BR> Try to make them SMART. <BR> <BR> S - specific <BR> M - measurable <BR> A - attainable <BR> R - relevant <BR> T - time based <BR> <BR> You can break a bigger goal like losing 50 pounds or lowering your blood pressure into smaller goals eg. <BR> <BR> In six months I will lower my blood pressure. I will do this by losing weight, eating right and exercise. <BR> <BR> You can break this goal down to smart goals... Sun, 30 Dec 2012 12:35:42 EST walking club, indoor track Penticton Hello, I am wondering if any of you live in Penticton, as i am looking for folks who would like to help me start a walking club at the indoor walking track at the Addida SportsPlex Soccer Club. Nice track, red rubber turf, easy on the joints. Fee is just a little something in the donation box for the soccer kids. If you are interested please drop me an email. <BR> Thanks... Jewelyn <em>442</em> <BR> <BR> p.s. I hate to walk alone don`t you ? <em>68</em> Fri, 16 Nov 2012 18:00:49 EST Weekly Questionaire Who's a gardener in the group? <BR> <BR> Fri, 19 Oct 2012 17:21:32 EST New Team Leader Required I have been diagnosed with osteo-arthritis. <BR> It is very painful to sit, stand or walk for any length of time. <BR> <BR> I am resigning as team leader. As with the other two Team Forums, I have stepped down as team leader but have been asked to stay on as a secondary leader. <BR> <BR> If anyone is interested in becoming team leader please contact me, <BR> ann478 through spark mail. <BR> Thu, 11 Oct 2012 01:40:58 EST October 4 Weekly Weigh - In Down 3 lbs. <BR> - 2 more lbs., and I will be at my goal weight once again! Yahoo! Fri, 5 Oct 2012 16:33:43 EST Computer Woes......... Well my old computer is almost conked out. Have to wait for a service tech to come out and set up my laptop and wireless printer. Will be back soon as feasibly possible. Thu, 4 Oct 2012 01:00:32 EST SEPT 27TH ~ WEEKLY WEIGH - iN STAYED THE SAME Thu, 27 Sep 2012 18:22:52 EST Zumba Zumba is a Colombian dance fitness program created by dancer and choreographer Alberto "Beto" Perez during the 1990s. <BR> <BR> Zumba involves dance and aerobic elements. Zumba's choreography incorporates hip-hop, soca, samba, salsa, merengue, mambo, martial arts, and some Bollywood and belly dance moves. Squats and lunges are also included. Zumba does not charge licensing fees to gyms or fitness centers. There are 12 million people taking weekly Zumba classes in over 110,000 locations acr... Mon, 24 Sep 2012 00:34:34 EST Wee Weekly Questionnaire 1. What are your favourite Colours and why? <BR> 2. Do you ever dance, at home with your special someone or by just yourself? <BR> 3. Are you a Jewellery gal - Genuine real stuff or Bling? Mon, 24 Sep 2012 00:27:38 EST Positive Energy Positive engergy helps you stay focused. <BR> <BR> Every moment you have a choice – to be at peace or to be in resistance. When you are at peace you attract positive energy and when you resist you create negative vibes that reflect back on your being. <BR> <BR> If you want to attract positive energy just look at nature for a while. A tree or a flower, it just rests in stillness and moves with the wind. There is a peace that radiates from their being. This peace will ignite your own inne... Fri, 21 Sep 2012 04:41:31 EST Weekly Questionaire 1. What is your favourite colour and why? <BR> 2. What are five things you can not do with out? <BR> 3. If you won a vehicle, what kind, would you hope it was? Fri, 21 Sep 2012 04:14:57 EST What's For Dinner? The two most commonly daily asked question, to start a conversation is: <BR> <BR> 1. How's your weather? <BR> 2. What's for dinner? <BR> <BR> Share what you had for dinner. <BR> Share your tips that you have found helpful. Fri, 21 Sep 2012 03:39:17 EST Eat Mindfully and Lose Weight Diets, medications, and surgeries all promise permanent weight loss. But the truth is even surgery isn’t a guarantee those unhealthy pounds will stay away. <BR> WHAT WILL? <BR> Changing your mind and attitude. The latest weight research shows that just being conscious of what we’re eating will not only lead to smaller portions at meals but less stress snacking in between and a greater enjoyment of life in general. It’s certainly worth a try! <BR> <BR> HERE ARE 8 SUGGESTIONS BELOW: <BR> ... Fri, 21 Sep 2012 03:32:52 EST These 3 foods that can be harmful if consumed. <BR> 1. <BR> Tapioca <BR> Yes, tapioca starch made ?? from cassava. The flour is quite popular in the culinary archipelago, is commonly used as thickeners. If not treated properly, substances in cassava roots and leaves can trigger the production of cyanide. Toxicity of these substances can cause various health problems ranging from headaches to heart attacks. <BR> 2. <BR> Stonefish <BR> As the name suggests, this fish’s body like a rock attached. Looking at the shape alone is scary, espec... Fri, 21 Sep 2012 03:21:38 EST Question of the week: Fruits & Veggies Are you consistent with eating your Fruits & Veggies everyday? <BR> If so, do you have any favourite, recipes for fruits or veggies? Wed, 19 Sep 2012 11:26:49 EST Games Moved The games that are in the General Discussion area are being moved to the Games Room at the bottom of the main page. If I haven't moved all the games, please feel free to start them again in the games room. Lets keep the general discussion for other topics. Wed, 19 Sep 2012 11:19:56 EST Armchair Traveler Rules: <BR> Use the last letter of th previous word to create a new location, with name of a city, town, district or country. Imagination has no limites or boundaries! <BR> <BR> I'll start the game off with <BR> <BR> Abbotsford, BC Wed, 19 Sep 2012 11:14:53 EST Two Words Change One apple core Wed, 19 Sep 2012 11:06:49 EST Games - Moved The games that are in the General Discussion area are being moved to the Games Room at the bottom of the main page. If I haven't moved all the games, please feel free to start them again in the games room. Lets keep the general discussion for other topics. Wed, 19 Sep 2012 11:02:33 EST 3rd letter starts new food acorn Wed, 19 Sep 2012 11:00:01 EST Things you buy in a Department Store A-Z Appliance Wed, 19 Sep 2012 10:58:23 EST 30 Points a Day Challange LET'S DO IT! <BR> <BR> If we, as a team, strive for at least 30 points a day for each, we will not only have gained some knowledge, help, and inspiration, but will also bring our team up the ranks in team listings. Come on OKANAGERS! We can do this! <BR> <BR> Read a couple blogs, include your wheel spins, play a few games, ect. <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> <em>306</em> <BR> <BR> Keep your score in here daily! Tue, 18 Sep 2012 16:54:29 EST Please Introduce Yourself We are pleased to have you as new team member. Tue, 18 Sep 2012 16:42:18 EST September 20 Weekly Weigh - In >>>Thursday Share your woes or triumps with the <em>192</em> <BR> It is really very basic all you have to do is state wether you are: <BR> UP DOWN OR STAYED THE SAME <BR> Stop in and post a reply to encourage or root for participating members successes! <BR> <em>220</em> Tue, 18 Sep 2012 16:26:16 EST In with the New out with the Old What are your thoughts of the Target take over of Zellar's? <BR> I be glad to see all those signs "Store Closing" Zellar's is Closing." <BR> <BR> Though they sure let the store run down over the past several years. Sad tp see another Canadian store go under. Tue, 18 Sep 2012 16:22:35 EST The Spark Wheel <em>347</em> How you do today with your spin? Tue, 18 Sep 2012 16:14:45 EST Hello I am your new Team Leader I have been a wee busy changing things in here. A Games Room has been opened at the bottom of the main page. If you have a word game you would like create, please do so in the new Games Room. <BR> <BR> Cheers to All <BR> (¯`v´¯) <BR> *`•.¸.•´* <BR> *¸¸* ANN 478 <BR> *¸.•´¸.•¨) ¸.•¨) <BR> (¸.•´ (¸.•´ (¸.•¨¯`&#9829; Tue, 18 Sep 2012 16:01:14 EST Occupations A - Z Occupations A - Z <BR> <BR> Add an occupation using the next letter of the alphabet. <BR> By all means be silly or serious! <BR> You can even make up an occupation! Tue, 18 Sep 2012 15:56:01 EST World Geography A - Z World Geography A - Z <BR> Rules: <BR> 1st Player answer with a country that starts with the letter [ A ] <BR> 2nd Player replies with the next country by following letters in the alphabet. <BR> If a player wishes to include the city, it should be typed with the name of country first. <BR> Tue, 18 Sep 2012 15:50:11 EST Scattegories How to play: <BR> <BR> Copy the whole list to your post and fill in ONE answer. <BR> When the list is full, we'll move on to the next letter. <BR> Let's see how long it takes us to go through the alphabet. <BR> <BR> Letter "A" <BR> [Answers must start with the letter "A"] <BR> One Answer Per Person, Per Day. <BR> <BR> <BR> 1. A child's toy - <BR> 2. Something in your wardrobe - <BR> 3. Something in your fridge - <BR> 4. A mood - <BR> 5. A film title - <BR> 6. Something you buy... Tue, 18 Sep 2012 15:48:57 EST Culinary Fun Culinary Fun <BR> In this game you can use any word relating to a single food item, dish, utensil or a cooking term with [one word]. <BR> "Directions" <BR> Create a new word from the last letter of the previous word. <BR> Example: <BR> 1st player...posts the word ....Pasta.. <BR> 2nd player...Using the last letter of the previous word posts a word using the letter A ...Acorn <BR> <BR> Tue, 18 Sep 2012 15:34:35 EST General Drop In Chat I think we need a spot to stop in to say <em>213</em> How ya doing? Mon, 17 Sep 2012 14:14:52 EST September 6th Weekly Weigh - In Share your woes or triumps with the <em>192</em> <BR> It is really very basic all you have to do is state wether you are: <BR> UP DOWN OR STAYED THE SAME <BR> Stop in and post a reply to encourage or root for participating members successes! <BR> <em>220</em> Mon, 3 Sep 2012 19:26:25 EST Goals? What are your goals for the fall and winter seasons? Fri, 31 Aug 2012 15:14:43 EST WEEKLY CHALLENGE, APRIL 2012 Do 10 minutes of exercise a day April 9th to 15th inclusive and post a <em>248</em> icon here! You can do it! Sun, 8 Apr 2012 14:04:48 EST Goals for 2012 Care to share? <BR> <BR> As we approach the new year...what would you like to accomplish in the year 2012? Sat, 31 Dec 2011 13:06:07 EST November 2011 Weight Loss % Challenge Nov 1 - 166 lbs <BR> Dec 1 - <BR> % lost - Mon, 31 Oct 2011 20:11:04 EST October 2011 Weight Loss % Challenge Starting weight <BR> Oct 1 - 168.5 <BR> Oct 31 - 166 <BR> % Lost - 1.48% Fri, 30 Sep 2011 12:38:55 EST Fall and Winter Fitness Activities! Wow with Fall being officially here and Winter being around the corner, it would be so easy to ease off our Fitness Activity and hibernate. Let's keep those minutes adding up and make this one of our Fittest Fall and Winters out there. Strive for your personal best! Let's start a list of activites to try both individual and team. <BR> <BR> Bowling <BR> Curling <BR> Ice skating <BR> Hockey <BR> Snowboarding <BR> Downhill skiing <BR> Cross country skiing <BR> Tobogganing <BR> Ski skating <B... Sun, 25 Sep 2011 23:10:56 EST SIMPLE QUESTIONNAIRE Getting to know YOU! <BR> <BR> 1. How did you come up with your sign on name? <BR> 2. What's your favourite type of music? <BR> 3. Have you ever been on a train, airplane or ship? <BR> 4. Are you happy with your life choices thus far? <BR> 5. Do you have any hobbies? Thu, 15 Sep 2011 16:05:33 EST Tid-Bit Article/s on Herbs & Spices I'll start this off with my favourite spice, nutmeg. <BR> <BR> <BR> When Columbus sailed from Spain looking for the East Indies, nutmeg was one of the spices for which he was searching. Native to the Spice Islands, this seed from the nutmeg tree (a tropical evergreen) was extremely popular throughout much of the world from the 15th to the 19th century. When the fruit of the tree is picked, it is split to reveal the nutmeg seed surrounded by a lacy membrane that, when dried and ground, becom... Tue, 13 Sep 2011 08:51:41 EST Name any herb or spice favorite Mon, 12 Sep 2011 16:53:21 EST Home At last Hello to all! I have been away on holidays. My sister and two of our friends rented a motor home for the summer. We travelled from the west coast to the east coast of Canada and back to the west coast. ...... One rule no internet except to pay monthly bills. ..... We met lots of each others relatives and had a wonderful time. Every other night we split the cost of a motel, so we could all take turns having a shower. Maybe that is too much information! Wed, 7 Sep 2011 10:13:04 EST Shout Outs for August! Wow what a great Month August was. The weather warmed up for us to enjoy the outdoor activities this Valley is known for! <BR> <BR> August top Sparkpoint earners were: <BR> <BR> MICKYC47 2305 Sparkpoints in August:. <BR> <BR> Other Team Members earning over 2000 points were: <BR> GARDENIT <BR> LISAKRISTY <BR> <BR> 1000 - 1999 points: <BR> SOOKGAL66 <BR> RACICING4ME <BR> TERESAMARIE1959 <BR> SMG416 <BR> <BR> <em>345</em> <BR> <BR> Team members earning 500 - 999 points were: <BR> <B... Sun, 4 Sep 2011 18:04:27 EST Two Words... ..Change One Sunny day Thu, 1 Sep 2011 11:19:40 EST Weight loss % Challenge I thought it might be motivating to have a monthly weight loss % challenge. <BR> <BR> Post what you weigh today and then post again on Sept 30. <BR> <BR> The winner of the month receives a team goodie and a virtual hug/high-five from me! Thu, 1 Sep 2011 11:10:39 EST Things you buy in a Department Store A-Z I'll start... <BR> A - Argyle sweaters Thu, 1 Sep 2011 10:58:38 EST What Are Your Favorite Autumn Activities??? As we bid the month of August "goodbye" but welcome the month of September, with shorter days and cooler nights... <BR> <BR> What are your favorite Autumn activites in the Okanagan??? <BR> <BR> <em>465</em> <em>427</em> <em>426</em> <em>465</em> <em>427</em> <em>426</em> <em>465</em> <em>427</em> <em>426</em> Thu, 1 Sep 2011 10:42:15 EST Thumbs up from Penticton! New to Spark but wanted to stop in and say hi to everyone in my neck of the woods. I am eager to start my new life and look forward to hearing from any who wish to follow me on this journey. Tue, 23 Aug 2011 04:26:01 EST Hi from Winfield Well I got sick and tired of paying for different diet plans that just haven't seemed to work, or they have worked but I couldn't stay on track. I want to exercise I tell myself every day that I am going to get out and start something today, or change my eating habits today to no avail. I need like minded people to kick my ass to get me started. I've tried to find walking clubs here in Winfield, but can't seem to find one. I have a heart operation coming up soon I pray, and I would like to lo... Tue, 16 Aug 2011 02:06:05 EST Ideas for new team goals Hello awesome teammates! <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> In interest of switching things up a bit...does anyone have any ideas for some new team goals that they'd like to see??? Sun, 14 Aug 2011 16:31:32 EST Shout outs for July! Wow I can't believe that July is over! Thank goodness we are finally getting some great Summer weather to enjoy! <BR> <BR> This team continues to amaze and inspire me! Despite illness, family and other committments people are getting on the Website and Tracking their minutes and by the amount of Spark points I see, they are also using the site well! <BR> <BR> This month we have had 25 members active on the Website. We had 22 members record their fitness minutes! Everyone is so awesome! ... Mon, 1 Aug 2011 17:35:10 EST How do you measure achievem nt...A-Z Alphabetical do you measure achievement in this weigh loss/healthy lifestyle journey??? <BR> <BR> I'll start... <BR> <BR> A - Abstaining from "not-so-good" foods because my body just doesn't crave them anymore <BR> <em>224</em> Mon, 25 Jul 2011 19:35:43 EST 3rd letter starts new food New game... <BR> 3rd letter starts new food... <BR> <BR> Yogurt Mon, 25 Jul 2011 19:20:28 EST Next Shout out will be for two weeks! Since I am away this weekend the next shout outs will be two weeks combined. <BR> <BR> Teresa Fri, 8 Jul 2011 11:34:24 EST Shout Outs for June! I hope everyone had a fun and active Canada Day Weekend! <BR> <BR> Last Month We had 25 members that were actie or at least checked in to Spark People. It is great to see Members get on to the site and check us out! <BR> <BR> We had five members with over 1000 Spark points this month, they were: <BR> LISAKRISTY <BR> WRTIEFROMHOME <BR> FREECALS <BR> TERESAMARIE1959 <BR> RACING4ME. <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> <BR> 500 to 999 Spark points: <BR> OKANOG <BR> SMG416 <BR> XRWALTERS <BR> SUPERSSAY1'... Sun, 3 Jul 2011 22:39:29 EST What is your favorite Summer Activity! Let us know what you like to do in the Summer! You can have more than one! <BR> <BR> Walking with Rosie is one of my favs! Fri, 1 Jul 2011 22:35:56 EST Game -- give a goodie to the last person I find this has been fun. The key is to have goodie points accumulated. Wed, 29 Jun 2011 17:45:39 EST Game - how many bonus points from the wheel? Thought I'd add a few new games for our team. Wed, 29 Jun 2011 17:43:15 EST Canada Day What are your plans for Canada Day??? <BR> <BR> <em>636</em> Wed, 29 Jun 2011 12:21:10 EST Summer Activities from A to Z! The object is to list Summer Activites in alphabetical order. Fri, 24 Jun 2011 23:39:21 EST Stress reliever s...what do you do??? We are surrounded by a society full of stresses...what do you do to relieve stress??? <BR> <BR> Thu, 23 Jun 2011 15:31:27 EST Shout Outs For May! I can not beleive May is over! Here are the Shout outs for May! <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> to our tops Spark Points Leaders! This month we have two members with over 2000 SparkPoints: LISAKRISTY and MICKYC47 <em>250</em> <BR> <BR> Other top SparkPoints earners are: <BR> WRITEFROMHOME (Welcome to the Team) <BR> RACING4M3 <BR> FREECAL1 <BR> TERESAMARIE1959 <BR> OKANOG <BR> BLACKROSE26 <BR> BAILYM <BR> PARACHUTES3 <BR> <BR> Well done! <BR> <BR> <em>319</em> <BR> Fitness Leaders in May a... Thu, 2 Jun 2011 01:11:57 EST Favorite recipes for local produce Just a place to share recipes incorporating our wonderful local fruits and vegetables... <BR> <BR> What are your favorite recipes??? <BR> <BR> <em>4</em> Wed, 25 May 2011 13:39:27 EST Where Are Your Favorite Local Produce Stands??? In an effort to support local producers/farmers/businesses...where are your favorite places/stands to buy local fruits and vegetables??? <BR> <BR> <em>289</em> <em>277</em> <em>491</em> <em>267</em> <em>291</em> <em>284</em> Wed, 25 May 2011 13:31:25 EST Let's have an online, Pot Luck Barbecue! What would you bring to a Pot Luck Barbecue? Tue, 24 May 2011 01:37:50 EST Things That Make You Smile The smell of lilacs wafting through the air Wed, 18 May 2011 01:30:08 EST Question of the Week Every year, Earth Day celebrations on April 22nd remind North Americans to appreciate nature and learn ways to protect our environment. <BR> <BR> Earth Day wouldn't be the same without Rachel Carson, a Pennsylvania native, who was credited with launching the contemporary environmental movement when she published her book, Silent Spring. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts on the Earth Day movement? Mon, 16 May 2011 12:13:02 EST Question Of The Day Anyone in here like gardening? Thu, 12 May 2011 13:42:57 EST Happy Mother's Day! Hope all mother's have a wonderful day! Sun, 8 May 2011 13:12:29 EST Shout outs for April! Wow another month past and time for this month's Shout Outs! <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>242</em> to April's SparkPoints Leaders! LISAKRISTY chalked up a amazing 2329 points in April! <em>250</em> job Lisa! <BR> <BR> WTG to the other top SparkPoints Leaders in April <BR> <BR> MICKYC47 <BR> RACING4M3 <BR> FREECALS <BR> BLACKROSE26 <BR> TERESAMARIE1959 <BR> OKANOG <BR> WHITNEETHEYOGI <BR> PARACHUTES3 <BR> BAILYM <BR> <BR> Awsome job everyone! <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> goe s to RACING4... Sun, 1 May 2011 18:23:42 EST Question of the Day Home Decor, do you have a favourite style that you strive to achieve? Thu, 28 Apr 2011 12:55:17 EST Question of the Day What do you think, have fancy scarves become passe'? Thu, 21 Apr 2011 12:05:27 EST 40 Points A Day Challange I borrowed this challange from Grateful Lady from another team. <BR> <BR> I challenge you to get 40 points a day. Many of you post your login points for the day. I challenge you to post often and more. Go to your SparkPoints page and see how many you can post in a day. <BR> <BR> Earning points <BR> Enter 5 food items earn 5 points <BR> Enter and drink 8 glasses of water earn 5 points <BR> Post 5 messages earn 15 points <BR> Read 3 articles earn 9 points <BR> Take a poll earn 3 points <BR>... Tue, 19 Apr 2011 17:46:55 EST Question of the Day What type of mayonnaise do you have in your refrigerator? <BR> Original, <BR> Reduced Fat <BR> or <BR> Fat Free? Tue, 19 Apr 2011 03:49:47 EST Question of the Day Do you have a kitchen scale? Fri, 15 Apr 2011 12:10:50 EST Question of the Day Mushrooms, what are your favourites? Wed, 13 Apr 2011 00:35:24 EST Let us add a photo or two, three four! I just noticed the Photo section on the Team Stream and I thought it would be great to add photos of what the Okanagan is about! Where we like to walk! What we like to do! Let us show visitors to our Team Page what the Okanagan looks like, feels like and what we love about it! Mon, 11 Apr 2011 23:12:24 EST Spring Has Sprung in the Okanagan! The Craft and Farmer's Market in Kelowna is open for the season! A great indication cold or warm it's here Spring! Fri, 8 Apr 2011 12:38:00 EST What's For Dinner? Sometimes, cooking dinner, one can get in a rut. It's great to see what other people have for dinner, to get different ideas or refresh the mind and the gastronomic palate! Fri, 8 Apr 2011 12:12:34 EST Question of the Day What is your favourite salad? <BR> Fruit <BR> or <BR> Veggie Thu, 7 Apr 2011 02:47:46 EST What do you order when you eat out? It's inevitable...eating out is sometimes unavoidable...travelling, not planning ahead...etc. <BR> <BR> What do you order when you eat out? <BR> <BR> I only eat out about twice a month from fast food places. When I do, I visit Wendy's and get a Jr. cheeseburger along with a baked potato. <BR> If I eat in a restaurant, I usually order the soup & sandwich. <BR> <em>4</em> Wed, 6 Apr 2011 12:05:07 EST Let us Celebrate Special Days! Please let us know when your Birtday is so we can acknowledge and celebrate! Copy and paste this into your reply! <BR> <BR> JANAUARY <BR> <BR> FEBRUARY <BR> <BR> MARCH <BR> <BR> APRIL <BR> <BR> MAY <BR> <BR> JUNE <BR> <BR> JULY <BR> <BR> AUGUST <BR> 21ST - OKANOG <BR> <BR> SEPTEMBER <BR> 6 - TERESAMARIE1959 <BR> <BR> OCTOBER <BR> <BR> 'NOVEMBER <BR> <BR> DECEMBER <BR> <BR> Mon, 4 Apr 2011 23:30:08 EST Question of the Day What would be your choice Ice-Cream or Frozen Yogurt? <BR> What type of cone, regular or waffle? <BR> Mon, 4 Apr 2011 12:46:14 EST oops! ooops Sat, 2 Apr 2011 22:51:17 EST A Blurb I am busy at present resurrecting a dying team "Sewing Buddies" recently became the team leader. If any of you like to sew or are interested in anything related or want to learn how, please pop in. Sat, 2 Apr 2011 14:25:54 EST Shout outs for March! Wow March was a great month! Let's show them all how great of a Team we are this April! <BR> <BR> A big <em>243</em> goes to the members with overve 500 Fitness minutes in March! <BR> A impressive 2508 minutes completed by RACING4ME <em>216</em> <em>315</em> <BR> <BR> Also doing awesome is: <BR> <BR> BAILYM <BR> BLACKROSE26 <BR> WILLBEE <BR> TERESAMARIE1959 <BR> WHITNEETHEYOGI <BR> LISAKRISTY <BR> DIAMONDMAMA <BR> LAURAZLSK <BR> <BR> Sparkers earing over 500 points in March: <BR> <B... Fri, 1 Apr 2011 20:50:23 EST Question the week What colors dominate in your wardrobe? Fri, 1 Apr 2011 01:07:17 EST Game Scattegories How to play Scattegories <BR> Copy and paste the entire game into a new reply with your answer. <BR> <BR> Letter "A" <BR> [Answers must start with the letter "A"] <BR> One Answer Per Person, Per Day. <BR> <BR> 1. A child's toy - <BR> 2. Something in your wardrobe - <BR> 3. Something in your fridge - <BR> 4. A mood - <BR> 5. A film title - <BR> 6. Something you buy from the supermarket - <BR> 7. Something soft - <BR> 8. A famous band - <BR> 9. A song - <BR> 10. Television program... Tue, 29 Mar 2011 00:45:37 EST Game: Music How to play the Song Game <BR> Some people like to add a song, with the singer or group. <BR> Some like to use u-tube with the music link to a video. <BR> Either a singer or group who made the song famous or include a u-tube video is optional. <BR> <BR> Player 1: Names a song title <BR> Player 2: Names a song starting with the last letter of the previous song title <BR> Each player thereafter follows as player 2 and so on. <BR> <BR> I'll start the game off ..... with <BR> <BR> Your ... Tue, 29 Mar 2011 00:43:58 EST Game: Culinary World Culinary Fun <BR> In this game you can use any word relating to a single food item, dish, utensil or a cooking term with [one word]. <BR> "Directions" <BR> Create a new word from the last letter of the previous word. <BR> Example: <BR> 1st player...posts the word ....Pasta.. <BR> 2nd player...Using the last letter of the previous word posts a word using the letter A ...Acorn <BR> <BR> I'll start the game with.... Nutrient <BR> .....Your next! Tue, 29 Mar 2011 00:37:45 EST Game: Armchair Traveler The Travel Game <BR> Pack up your ol' suitcase! <BR> We're travelling the world in this game! <BR> [Directions Below] <BR> Use the last letter of the previous word, to steer us all over the world. <BR> <BR> I will start the game off with <BR> <BR> Amsterdam Holland <BR> Your next! Tue, 29 Mar 2011 00:35:56 EST Where do you walk??? I'm on the hunt for new walking trails...where are your favourites??? <BR> <BR> I usually walk on the greenway by Mission Creek, up on the tressels at Myra Canyon or "hike"down to Paul's Tomb... <BR> <BR> ...any other suggestions??? Mon, 28 Mar 2011 12:09:27 EST LisaKristy is our co-leader! Lisa has agreed to co-lead the team with me! I know she will be a positive influence for us all! <BR> Thank you Lisa! <em>244</em> Mon, 28 Mar 2011 10:13:04 EST Any plans for the weekend? Does anyone have anything planned for this weekend! I am going to use a cake pan to make a chocolate mold of Elmo for my grandson his and his grandpa's birthday cake next weekend. I figure if it does not work out I have a week to figure something else up. Other than that just the usual weekend activies. Fri, 25 Mar 2011 21:30:07 EST 13 Weeks till Summer! Who would be interested in a team Challange? How about 10 pounds lost/or 5 inches gone and 1000 Fitness minutes by the first day of Summer! Mon, 21 Mar 2011 21:49:35 EST High Fives! Every Sunday I am going to send out High Fives! <BR> <BR> Sparker High Fives (top spark point earners this week): March 20 -26th <BR> <BR> LISAKRISTY <BR> TERESAMARIE1959 <BR> BLACKROSE26 <BR> RACING4ME <BR> OKANOG <BR> SMG416 <BR> BALIYM <BR> WHITNEE69 <BR> FREECAL1 <BR> WILLBEE <BR> <BR> <BR> Fitness High Five (top fitness minutes this week): March 20 - 26th <BR> <BR> RACING4ME <BR> BAILYM <BR> TERESAMARIE1959 <BR> LISAKRISTY <BR> WILLBEE <BR> WHITNEE69 <BR> LAURAZLSK <BR> <BR> <B... Sun, 20 Mar 2011 14:36:36 EST Dog owners??? Hi, <BR> I have a big dog (she's a boxer/retriever) and needs lots of exercise. I live in the Glenmore area in Kelowna. Is anyone interested in a dog walking buddy? <BR> <BR> (early mornings, evenings or weekends) Fri, 18 Mar 2011 13:39:39 EST Life in the Okanagan! I love this Valley! I was born and raised in the Okanagan and I love it here! <BR> <BR> My favorite things about living in the Okanagan, is the Summer Sunshine, the lakes. Fresh fruit and veggies. The location is great, not far from Vancouver, Calgary or Spokane. Plus more! <BR> <BR> What is it you like about the Okanagan? Wed, 16 Mar 2011 21:49:42 EST What is your favorite breakfast? What is your favorite breakfast? I have a Summer favorite and a Winter favorite. In the winter it is good old fashioned oatmeal with dried berries and Maple flakes. In the summer it is plan yogurt (usually Greek style) and fresh fruit and berries. Mon, 14 Mar 2011 22:52:05 EST What is your favorite Spring Activity? With Spring just days away it is time to think about hobbies and activities that we love doing this season. What are your favorite Spring Activites? Sun, 13 Mar 2011 19:37:51 EST Looking for a co-leader! Hi I would like to find a co-leader for this team or two. That way we can share responsibilities. <BR> <BR> <em>303</em> Sun, 13 Mar 2011 19:33:28 EST What would you like to see as Team Goals? Please list some ideas for team goals and challenges. Sun, 13 Mar 2011 14:56:07 EST I will try to be Team Leader Just to let you know since it has been awhile since we have had a Team Leader, I decided I would give it a try! I hope that it is okay and if anyone would like to co-lead you are very welcome to. I hope I have enough time to do well for this team! Sun, 13 Mar 2011 14:54:13 EST My wish for this team..... We are now a team of 129! <BR> I know that not everyone on the list is still active, but I really would like to change that! <BR> No matter when we signed up or why we signed up, we all have a common goal. <BR> I love the idea of the Spark People Teams. <BR> What a great way to get motivated and to help motivate others. <BR> To have a team of people that live in our area is fabulous! <BR> <BR> We all have an active life...this is a good thing. <BR> But the one thing that we must do is take... Wed, 2 Mar 2011 11:23:36 EST Hiking Kal Park in Vernon? Hi everyone, I'm 23 and in Vernon...would love to hike Kal park on Sundays/Mondays and need a partner! Anyone in the area up for that...would really like to make it a weekly outing and make a couple new friends too! <BR> I'm not at a great fitness level yet, so it would be slower paced (I'm not going to be running up hills lol) Tue, 8 Feb 2011 18:00:08 EST Fitness training: 5 elements of a rounded routine Fitness training: 5 elements of a rounded routine <BR> <BR> Fitness training balances five elements of good health. Make sure your routine includes aerobic fitness, muscular fitness, stretching, core exercise and balance training. <BR> Whether you're a novice taking the first steps toward fitness or an exercise fanatic hoping to optimize your results, a well-rounded fitness training program is essential. Use the five primary elements of fitness training to create a balanced routine. <BR> ... Tue, 8 Feb 2011 09:22:24 EST exercise buddies I would really like to get a group together to exercise with on the weekends and/or evenings. Hiking, bike riding, walking...I''m not an exercise nut, but would really like to become more active, but don't really have anyone to get together with. <BR> Anyone interested? <BR> I live in Kelowna..... Mon, 7 Feb 2011 21:48:33 EST What Motivates you??? Is it reaching your goals, loosing weight, climbing that mountain, or ????? <BR> <BR> I thought I would start something to get converstaions going on the subject! <BR> Sat, 5 Feb 2011 11:14:13 EST I DID IT!......what are you proud of today? I wanted to focus on a more day to day thing here because sometimes we can't wait to get positive feedback and it makes us more conscious of what we are proud of. <BR> <BR> <BR> today, I am proud that I had my breakfast :). Sat, 5 Feb 2011 11:07:13 EST Today I will.....and I won't Today I will work on my goals and I won't go to timmies :) Sat, 5 Feb 2011 10:54:10 EST What are your Goals? Do's and Don'ts of Goal Setting - Key Pieces to the Puzzle <BR> -- By Mike Kramer, Staff Writer <BR> <BR> Goal achievement, especially when it comes to health and fitness, can be a mystery. Most of us have no trouble with Step 1 (Setting the Goal). Setting a goal is the easy part, it's those other steps that can be a puzzle. But you CAN turn achieving your goals into a science with the right strategies. Here are a few of our favorites: <BR> <BR> DO create a plan. DON’T wait for "someday" to... Sat, 5 Feb 2011 10:40:05 EST Breakfast Challenge break·fast (brek&#8242;f&#601;st) - a compound of "break" and "fast", referring to the conclusion of fasting since the previous day's last meal. <BR> <BR> THE IMPORTANCE OF BREAKFAST <BR> <BR> Most people give a variety of reasons for not eating breakfast. A common reason is that they are not hungry in the morning, which is a result of eating a full meal late in the evening or late snacking. When they go to bed, the body is still busy digesting all that food. Digestion then goes into a slo... Sat, 5 Feb 2011 09:35:07 EST Day 3: Move Day 3: Move <BR> <BR> <BR> Today is the day to MOVE IT! Everyone is at a different fitness level, so pick your level and get to it. <BR> <BR> Start with 5-10 minutes of a warm up: walking is always a good warmup. Then a good 10 minutes of strong cardiovascular movements, such as brisk walking, running, walking stairs, or a cardio machine such as elliptical, stairstepper, rowing machine, etc. <BR> <BR> You might have a favorite workout video: get it out and DO IT! If you have a... Thu, 3 Feb 2011 12:41:24 EST Day 4: Do It Again! Day 4: Do It Again! <BR> <BR> <BR> Today, you are going to repeat Days 1-3.'s time to do it all over again! <BR> <BR> So, go eat that perfectly clean breakfast, check your journal to see that everythings in order, and MOVE IT! <BR> <BR> You'll feel awesome when it's done. <BR> <BR> Thu, 3 Feb 2011 12:37:53 EST Day 5: Stretch Day 5: Stretch <BR> <BR> <BR> Today you are going to focus on stretching the body. Many people forget to stretch their body, and they end up tight and sore and uncomfortable. I don't want you to get so busy with your life that you forget to stop, listen to your body, breathe, and STRETCH! <BR> <BR> Do not think of stretching as a waste of your time. Just a few minutes today of stretching your major muscles will make a huge difference in how you are feeling today. <BR> <BR> Start ... Thu, 3 Feb 2011 12:36:37 EST Day 5: Write Out Your Meal Plan Day 5: Write Out Your Meal Plan <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Today, you are going to start writing out a meal plan. Remember: If you fail to plan, you plan to fail. Having a meal plan written out today will help you tomorrow. You will have direction and peace in knowing exactly what is going into your body today. No more guessing! <BR> <BR> When you plan out a basic meal plan, it's important that we think about balance. I don't believe in extreme dieting. Unless you are preparing fo... Thu, 3 Feb 2011 12:32:15 EST Day 7: Breathe Day 7: Breathe <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sounds simple, doesn't it? Breathing is something we do daily without even thinking; the problem with that is we don't breathe efficiently enough. And the benefits to breathing properly are continually being discovered. <BR> <BR> Proper and consistent breathing techniques: <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> assists with relaxation <BR> <BR> relieves tension in the muscles <BR> <BR> increases flexibility and strength in the joints <BR> <BR> assist... Thu, 3 Feb 2011 12:29:07 EST Day 8: Drink Your Water Day 8: Drink Your Water <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Today is simple: Get a LARGE glass, fill it up with pure clean water, and drink it down. <BR> <BR> Drinking water will control your appetite, help with fatloss, assist with muscle recovery and repair, give you beautiful skin, and so much more. <BR> <BR> For you who are just getting started and who are new to drinking water, let's start with "Just One." <BR> <BR> It needs to be at least 16 oz of water, so find the biggest glas... Thu, 3 Feb 2011 12:27:30 EST Day 9: Go To Bed Earlier Day 9: Go To Bed Earlier <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Today might be a real challenge for you. If you are a night owl who stays up until the wee hours of the morning and then only gets 4-5 hours of sleep, you are not giving your body what it needs to live a full, transfigured life. <BR> <BR> According to WebMD's article, "Sleep Habits: More Important Than You Think," there are short term and long term consequences to not getting enough shut-eye. Left untreated, sleep deprivation is as... Thu, 3 Feb 2011 12:26:01 EST Day 10: Post-It! Day 10: Post-It! <BR> <BR> <BR> Today, we are focusing on body image and body acceptance. Women are the worst when it comes to body image; we judge ourselves and others constantly. If we don't look like "That girl," or we don't look like we want to in a short amount of time, we give up and start throwing "Fat Talk" words into our daily vocabulary. <BR> <BR> This type of mentality and behavior is destructive. The moment a new client steps into my gym, I tell them to ditch the fat talk ... Thu, 3 Feb 2011 12:23:43 EST Day 11: Fit For a Purpose Day 11: Fit For a Purpose <BR> <BR> Today, you are going to reap the benefits of having a healthier and more fit body. Today, you are going to give it away. <BR> <BR> We look back at the past year fondly or regrettfully...or maybe a little bit of both. And many times, the regrets have to do with our fitness and/or weight loss goals (or the goals we didn't meet). <BR> <BR> Why do we have regrets? Because we set these unrealistic goals and expectations, like "I'll never eat sugary foods ... Thu, 3 Feb 2011 12:16:59 EST Day 12: Measure Your Food Day 12: Measure Your Food <BR> <BR> <BR> Today, we are getting technical and a little bit picky. we are going to get VERY picky. Today I want you to measure the food for all your main meals. <BR> <BR> Your main meals are Meal 1 (breakfast), Meal 3 (lunch), and Meal 5 (dinner). Hopefully you are still including balanced snacks in your meal plan, but don't worry about measuring those today. All I want you to focus on is getting this part down. The purpose of today is to give ... Thu, 3 Feb 2011 12:15:02 EST Day 13: Have Workout Clothes Ready Day 13: Have Workout Clothes Ready <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Today's "Just One" is as important as preparing your meals for the next day and having your workout written out. It seems simple and unimportant, but BELIEVE works! <BR> <BR> First thing is to pick clothes that make you feel the athlete you are! It doesn't need to be expensive stuff; I buy most of my workout clothes at a local thrift store. But the clothes I wear make me look and feel AWESOME! If I wea... Thu, 3 Feb 2011 12:13:26 EST Day 14: Read Something Inspirational Day 14: Read Something Inspirational <BR> <BR> <BR> Today's "Just one" is going to get your spirit moving along with your body. And the great thing is, it doesn't take long to do this. You don't have to spend hours doing this; just a few minutes today will make the difference. <BR> <BR> Choose a quick and powerful inspirational book or series you can read from daily. Then, read it. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Go to it. <BR> Thu, 3 Feb 2011 12:11:57 EST Day 15: Recommit Day 15: Recommit <BR> <BR> <BR> Today is all about getting back to basics. You are going to recommit to your program, your journey, and your purpose. <BR> <BR> About 2 weeks into any exercise and nutrition program, people typically start to lose momentum. They are either a.) seeing results so they feel they can get sloppy with their program and it will somehow work itself out, b.) not seeing results so they figure the program isn't working and they lose their drive or c.) seeing results... Thu, 3 Feb 2011 12:10:09 EST Day 16: Turn Off the TV Day 16: Turn Off the TV <BR> <BR> <BR> Just do it. Don't ask me why you need to turn off the TV, because you know why. . <BR> <BR> Ok, now...I'm not stupid. We live in a technologically based society. I'm not telling everyone to go out and burn their TVs. I have a TV and I do watch it occasionally. But you know what I've noticed? The less TV I watch, the more books I read, the more conversations I have with my friends and family, and the better I feel about my body image. The more... Thu, 3 Feb 2011 12:07:44 EST Day 17: Prepare Meals for the Next Day Day 17: Prepare Meals for the Next Day <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> "If you fail to plan, you plan to fail." It's an old cliche, but it's so true. Something tremendous happens when there's a plan in place -- we tend to follow it! <BR> <BR> But in order for the plan to be successful, we have to do a little PRE-planning. Changes don't just happen magically; we have to do the legwork and stay on top of the plan. And today, you are going to see what it feels like to have everything in o... Thu, 3 Feb 2011 12:05:29 EST Day 18: Write Out Your Workout Day 18: Write Out Your Workout <BR> <BR> <BR> Today, you are going to write out EXACTLY what you will be doing during your strength and/or cardio workouts. <BR> <BR> If you are doing this task at night, then this should be the workouts you will be performing tomorrow. If you are an early-bird, like me, and are doing this task in the morning, then write out the workouts you will perform today. <BR> <BR> It goes back to the old "If you fail to plan, you plan to fail," cliche. Keep say... Thu, 3 Feb 2011 12:03:18 EST Day 19: Renew Your Mindset Day 19: Renew Your Mindset <BR> <BR> Mindset: <BR> <BR> n. a fixed mental attitude or disposition that predetermines a person's responses to and interpretations of situations; an inclination or habit. <BR> <BR> American Heritage Dictionary <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> "A fixed mental attitude." Fixed? What in the world is a fixed mental attitude? Back to the dictionary.... <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Fixed: <BR> <BR> adj. firmly in position; stationary; determined; established; set; not s... Thu, 3 Feb 2011 11:59:33 EST Day 20: Add a New Entry to Your Journal Day 20: Add a New Entry to Your Journal <BR> <BR> <BR> Today is simple: Update your journal. <BR> <BR> You know that I'm a big believer in journaling. I'm a scrapbooker, what can I say. I love to look back and see how things have changed over the years. And I know that when you look back over this journal in 10, 20, 30 years, you will smile and be amazed at how far you have come. <BR> <BR> Your entry doesn't have to be long. Paste one of your pictures from yesterday's task inside. ... Thu, 3 Feb 2011 11:58:00 EST Day 21: Pick a Challenge! Day 21: Pick a Challenge! <BR> <BR> <BR> Today, it's time to break the boredom. It's time to challenge yourself! <BR> <BR> Every week, I will be posting a challenge for you to complete. The challenge may be a new workout, a new food to try, or something else to shake things up a bit. Who knows what I'm going to come up with! <BR> <BR> Go to the "Challenges" tab. Look it over and pick one. <BR> <BR> Get to it!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Thu, 3 Feb 2011 11:55:56 EST Day 22: Listen to Your Body Day 22: Listen to Your Body <BR> <BR> <BR> Our bodies are always talking to us. If you feel tired, your body is telling you to sleep. If you feel hungry, your body is telling you to eat. If you feel stressed, your body is telling you you to relax. If you feel pain, your body is telling you to rest, recover, and repair. <BR> <BR> Do you listen to your body? <BR> <BR> Today, I want you to pay attention to your body's language. Focus on your feelings of exhaustion and hunger and stres... Thu, 3 Feb 2011 11:54:07 EST Day 23: Update Your Workout Day 23: Update Your Workout <BR> <BR> <BR> How are things going with your workout? Are you enjoying it? Feeling challenged enough? <BR> <BR> Today is about reevaulating your workout routine. It is recommended that you update your routine every 4 weeks. Our bodies adjust quickly, and we need to keep it guessing if we are going to get stronger and healthier. If it has been 4 weeks since you started this workout routine, it is time to make some changes. The changes don't have to be d... Thu, 3 Feb 2011 11:53:04 EST Day 24: Take Your Vitamins Day 24: Take Your Vitamins <BR> <BR> <BR> We are a society loaded down with information. So much advice comes at us from all directions --"Eat this! Take this!" Well, I'm not going to add to the confusion by telling you what exactly you should have in vitamin supplements today. <BR> <BR> What you take in supplements depends on what you are eating in real food. If your diet is typically healthy and clean and covers all the food groups, chances are you are getting what you need. You... Thu, 3 Feb 2011 11:51:23 EST Day 25: Read a Blog from SP Day 25: Read a Blog from SP <BR> <BR> <BR> Reading a blog can motivate you in establishing a healthy body and mind <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Enjoy and get motivated!! <BR> <BR> <BR> Thu, 3 Feb 2011 11:49:20 EST Day 26: Reconnect Day 26: Reconnect <BR> <BR> <BR> "No man is an island." You should never feel alone on this journey. Feel alone and you lose your motivation to be for a purpose. <BR> <BR> Reconnecting with those people who "get" you is critical. We all have someone in our life who understands us, who deals with our ups and downs, who prays for us, and who gives it to us straight. I call these people "Kindred Spirits." <BR> <BR> Today, I want you to call, text, write, or visit a kindred sp... Thu, 3 Feb 2011 11:43:32 EST Day 27: Check Your Food Supplies Day 27: Check Your Food Supplies <BR> <BR> <BR> How do you expect to travel in your car without gas? We aren't "The Flintstones!" You gotta fill up so you can go. <BR> <BR> Same goes for eating well. You can't follow a good meal plan or make good choices if you don't have the food in your house. When you get hungry, you are going to grab whatever is there. And if it's potato chips, then that's whats going in your mouth. <BR> <BR> Today, you are going to ensure success. Take out ... Thu, 3 Feb 2011 11:42:19 EST Day 28: Posture Check Day 28: Posture Check <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> "Stand up straight!" ( many times did I hear that as a kid!) "Hold your tummy in!" (That was Mom's way of helping me flatten out my stomach.) <BR> <BR> Turns out, Mom was right. <BR> <BR> While we can't lose our belly fat by standing up straight and holding in the belly, we can dramatically change our appearance and even visually lose an inch or two. It's also a tremendous strengthener for our abdominals and lower back. ... Thu, 3 Feb 2011 11:41:04 EST Day 29: Smile! :-) Day 29: Smile! :-) <BR> <BR> <BR> You are coming to the end of your 31 days. How good does that feel! So SMILE!! :-) <BR> <BR> Today is about joy. It's about laughter. It's about happiness. It's about silliness. It's about enjoying the journey! None of these 31 tasks should feel like a chore. If you feel like it's a chore, then stop. Life is too short to worry about getting everything right and making everybody happy. You'll never do it! We are human beings who make mistakes.... Thu, 3 Feb 2011 11:39:10 EST Day 30: Time for a Checkup? Day 30: Time for a Checkup? <BR> <BR> <BR> We just got a new family doctor, and I love him. He listens and cares and understands the body's natural healing processes. Everyone should have a doctor like this. <BR> <BR> And everyone should get a checkup. <BR> <BR> No one likes to have checkups. It seems like a waste of time..... <BR> But that once-a-year visit may prevent you from having to see him everyday, should something more serious happen. <BR> <BR> Today, I want you to ma... Thu, 3 Feb 2011 11:37:34 EST Day 31: Rest Day 31: Rest <BR> <BR> <BR> Today, you are going to find some time to rest. That means sitting down, laying down, taking a nap, or sipping on some tea. Something relaxing and enjoyable but not tasking to the body. <BR> <BR> We are a busy people. We go, go, go. And even though you probably have to work today, you can still find 10 minutes to rest. <BR> <BR> Be proud of your accomplishments these last 31 days. You've learned a great deal about yourself and what you are capable of... Thu, 3 Feb 2011 11:35:46 EST Day 2: Building Your Journal Day 2: Building Your Journal <BR> <BR> <BR> Today, it's time to build your Journal. Keeping a journal is an important part of your journey. It is a place for you to keep your logs, track your progress, keep favorite recipes, even rant. It is your "go-to" when things get a little hairy and you need some refocus. <BR> <BR> This is your journal, so I want you to make it special. Get creative with it and have fun! <BR> <BR> To build your new journal, I recommend using a 3-ring binder (8... Thu, 3 Feb 2011 11:29:52 EST Day 1: Eat a Perfectly Clean Breakfast Day 1: Eat a Perfectly Clean Breakfast <BR> <BR> Today, you will plan and eat ONE perfectly clean breakfast. Why do I say "perfectly clean?" Because this is the only meal I want you to nail right now. And if this is the only meal you have to worry about, then it should be PERFECT! Eventually, the other meals will follow suit. But for today, this is your assignment. After you have completed all the assignments for the month, you will find that this daily routine will be your staple routine. ... Thu, 3 Feb 2011 11:14:20 EST "Just One" "Just One" <BR> <BR> Why do people fall of the wagon on this journey of fitness and health? Because they establish unrealistic goals and extremely high expectations. They set themselves up for failure from the get-go. I've done it! I've said things like..."I HAVE to get 1 hour of cardio in everyday or the weight just doesn't come off!" Or, "if I don't follow my meal plan perfectly (every single meal), then I'm a failure and I'll gain 10 pounds!" <BR> <BR> Where's the joy in that? Where's... Thu, 3 Feb 2011 11:11:32 EST "Just One" Why do people fall of the wagon on this journey of fitness and health? Because they establish unrealistic goals and extremely high expectations. They set themselves up for failure from the get-go. I've done it! I've said things like..."I HAVE to get 1 hour of cardio in everyday or the weight just doesn't come off!" Or, "if I don't follow my meal plan perfectly (every single meal), then I'm a failure and I'll gain 10 pounds!" <BR> <BR> Where's the joy in that? Where's the excitement of the ... Thu, 3 Feb 2011 11:04:08 EST Looking for a Fitness Buddy? Post your information here so it will not get lost in the shuffle. Some helpful information to include would be where you're located, how far you're willing to drive to meet someone, how often you would like to meet, what your fitness goals are, what activities you like to do, and what your current fitness level is. Thu, 3 Feb 2011 10:36:25 EST Please Introduce Yourself HERE! Hello Everyone! <BR> <BR> My name is Tannis. I am the new admin of the group and wanted to take a moment to introduce myself. It is my desire to make this group more active. New forums will be created in the following weeks for different topics and discussions. As well I will be putting up weekly and monthly challenges for those that would like to participate in them and I hope all of us will. Suggestions are welcome and appreciated for improvements. <BR> <BR> Please introduce yourself...... Thu, 3 Feb 2011 10:26:30 EST A new Outlook...... Good Morning Everyone! <BR> <BR> Can you believe that it is already the 3rd of February! Spring is just around the corner! . Whoo Hoo! Although I guess we have had a pretty good winter compared to the rest of Canada. :) <BR> <BR> I really like that there is a local team here on SP. <BR> <BR> "Team members need to learn how to help one another, help other team members realize their true potential, and create an environment that allows everyone to go beyond their limitations." from Wikipedi... Thu, 3 Feb 2011 09:33:49 EST Hi I'm from Okanagan Falls Hi I live in Okanagan Falls, but I grew up in Oliver! Wed, 12 Jan 2011 20:21:04 EST Hello from Kelowna I am brand new on this site. I just turned 50 yrs old this year and am committed to losing weight, getting healthy, exercising and eating well. I would love to meet someone on this site who would also like an exercise buddy...the more the merrier! I work M-F 8-5pm, so mornings, evenings and weekends work best for me. I look forward to hearing from you. Fri, 31 Dec 2010 22:51:04 EST walking/running buddy needed looking for someone (or more than 1) to walk with during the day <BR> I need to get going and get serious about weight loss, health, and de-stressing <BR> interested? email me <BR> I'm in Kelowna so was hoping to meet somewhere fairly central - around Walmart area, or near Zellers, or Second Cup on Spall just as an idea Mon, 13 Sep 2010 00:42:52 EST Hi from Oliver! I am a 50 something "girl" from Oliver hoping to finally be successful in losing weight. I am told Spark is a great way to succeed. <BR> Anyone else from Oliver out there? <BR> Any suggestions on how to get started would be appreciated. <BR> Thanks Tue, 17 Aug 2010 14:29:44 EST Hey guys! Good day, people of the Okanagan. <BR> <BR> My name is Dan. I'm 26, and losing weight (finally). <BR> <BR> After years and years of trying, succeeding for a few pounds, and then putting it all back on and then some, SparkPeople has really helped me get some results this year! <BR> <BR> I'm a radio show producer... I work on the Early Edition with Phil Johnson on AM1150, so I'm VERY publically losing weight right now. <BR> <BR> I'm just thrilled to find an Okanagan group! Sat, 10 Jul 2010 02:19:17 EST Summer Plans With summer around the corner, what are your plans. <BR> <BR> I plan on camping this year in Vernon, hit the beaches, waterslides, anything outdoors. <BR> <BR> Does anybody do outdoor workouts? If so what? Wed, 16 Jun 2010 20:08:35 EST Hi I joined Sparkpeople in March and am loving it. I am from Vernon. I have 2 beautiful girls and am looking for sparkfriends to share goals and support each other during this new lifestyle process. Sun, 18 Apr 2010 12:11:16 EST Hello from Enderby Hi everyone, I joined Spark People in August 2009 but just found this group today!! Is there anyone in the Salmon Arm, Enderby, Vernon area who might be interested in meeting to go walking or whatever? Wed, 7 Apr 2010 16:48:15 EST Hello from Kamloops Hi there my name is Amanda and i live in Kamloops and just joined SP. I hope to gain and give support to you all. Best of luck to everyone on their journey. Mon, 22 Mar 2010 18:04:43 EST Just Joined this Group Hi, <BR> My name is Cheryl and I'm from Penticton. I'm trying to live a healthy lifestyle with the ultimate goal of losing 20 pounds. <BR> I have two golden retrievers that love to walk with me and that's about the just of my exercise routine for now. I am currently unemployed due to company layoffs so I have a lot of time on my hands right now while I look for work. No excuses. Wed, 13 Jan 2010 12:46:04 EST Summerland Walk - Giants Head Mountain Hi, <BR> Anybody interested in hiking giants head mountain in the mornings 9:00 ish? or other 1 - 2 hours power walks. I do have long legs, and walk fast just fair warning :) Mon, 19 Oct 2009 16:44:36 EST Kelowna gal Hi, I'm Rachel. I'm new to spark people and think it's a fab concept and hoping it will make me more accountaable in this journey. 2 1/2 years ago I lost nearly 80 pounds and have put nearly all it back on in the last year. I swore I would never see thoe numbers again and here they are before me on the scale. I find the mental games the toughest and would love a buddy to encourage eachother and keep us honest. Possibly even get together and sweat it out. Excited to get the ball rolling ... Sat, 4 Jul 2009 12:36:22 EST workout buddy is there anyone out there that wants to workout on weight 2 days a week,to start,i have a great home gym with an elyptical machine...let me know <em>104</em> Fri, 3 Jul 2009 16:10:15 EST Looking for members in Shuswap area?? New!!! Hi all! <BR> I just found this group and am very excited!! Sun, 28 Jun 2009 22:02:26 EST Kelowna girl looking for a tennis buddy Hi all. I hate working out, but tennis doesn't feel like so much work to me. So I would love to find someone in the Kelowna/westbank area to meet up with some evenings or weekends to play a little tennis. I'm not overly competetive, wanna have a good time and burn off some calories. Butif we happen to keep score and I win...I won't deny the victory. lol Thu, 25 Jun 2009 15:00:00 EST Back Again Hi! I am back on Spark People again. I have tried it on and off during the last two years and always have success when I keep tracking my food and exercise. Was doing really good up until a few weeks ago but need to get back on track again. If there is anyone in the Kamloops area that wants a walking partner, let me know. I live in the Westsyde are. Wed, 24 Jun 2009 23:43:48 EST Restart Hi there! I am not really new to SP but I am on a restart (after two years) since moving to the Okanagan. It is nice to live in an area where it is easy to get out and get active!!! Wed, 22 Apr 2009 12:52:57 EST Almost new ;0) Hi I have been on SparkPeople about 6 weeks now. I find this is a great place to find motivation and the tools to make it all work. I'm a little surprised that this team is not very active. Is there anyway we could get something going here? <BR> BTW I am from Kelowna and it has been anything but sunny. Tue, 14 Apr 2009 15:36:07 EST Hello New to the site and new to Kelowna. I am excited about a new beginning. Wed, 1 Apr 2009 01:32:21 EST kelowna person My husband and I just found this site and decided to do something about our weight and fitness. We are in our early 60's and still not feeling old (most of the time) Health issues for both of us had put us into getting ourselves in better shape. This winter has not been got to do anytning much, we both still work, I work from my home doing bookkeeping and kieth is a home inspector. We have a tendency to be couch potatoes so we have to get motivated to move and watch our food. <BR> I am ho... Wed, 4 Mar 2009 10:08:38 EST Hello from Salmon Arm Hi to all the Thompson/Okanagan/Shuswapians! Fri, 16 Jan 2009 14:37:45 EST Kamloops People Around? Anyone from Kamloops on this team. This is a pretty quiet team. Fri, 28 Nov 2008 10:38:31 EST Hi!! Hi I'm from Kamloops. Happy to have found a local team. Good luck to everyone and their goals. <em>30</em> Thu, 27 Nov 2008 10:33:11 EST New here, hello folks! Just thought I'd say hi. 2nd day with the site and learning so much already! Really a great motivational tool to have an Okanagan group here. I'm in Penticton, anyone else from here? Would love to get together and attempt some walking and other cost-free team exercises. Hope you all had a fun Halloween! Tue, 4 Nov 2008 22:01:57 EST Anyone from Vernon? Hi All, I am getting back on the horse again after breaking my tailbone and would like to broaden my workout horizon. Anyone from my neck of the woods? I am trying to get back into the SP after a long absence. Just mail me if your interested. I am not so great at this and am going to learn if it kills me. Tue, 19 Aug 2008 21:18:23 EST back from vacation Hi every one I'm back from vacation and I wrote a blog about it if anyones interestred Sun, 17 Aug 2008 15:38:10 EST Hello Its nice to see thats there is a local group on here, I was starting to think everyone was from either the states or out east. I just joined spark a few days ago and so far Im glad to have found it, everyone seems very nice and helpfull. <em>30</em> <BR> Fri, 15 Aug 2008 15:42:10 EST Anyone in the Mission area of Kelowna?? I like to go walking around my area, and biking on the greenway ... anyone looking for a buddy? <BR> <BR> Jessica Sat, 19 Jul 2008 11:11:21 EST kelowna girl looking for others to get active with Hey there! I am 23 and I am desperate to meet others who like to do outdoorsy stuff or fun classes at the gym. I have a hard time meeting people cuz I work and sit at home alot doing nothing with my man. That is coming to an end because I just keep growing larger and larger. <em>29</em> Thu, 17 Jul 2008 17:38:30 EST New from Kelowna Hi out there. I was so excited to find this Okanagan team. I'm very new to the spark website and hope to lose some (alot) of weight, get fit and find some new friends along the way. Tue, 15 Jul 2008 19:01:20 EST looking fo ra buddy Hey out there I need someone to help keep me motivated I'm coming up to my goal date for the second time and I still have 30lbs to go., Anybody out there into a little online challenging Tue, 15 Jul 2008 18:26:39 EST Roll Call! Anyone out there? Roll Call! <BR> <BR> Jessica <BR> <BR> Fri, 4 Jul 2008 09:35:44 EST NEW BEGINNINGS... Hey there....I am new to Sparkpeople and I am new to the Kamloops area. I decided when my nest became empty to up and move.....have a complete "start over". I have been in Kamloops for not even a week and also just started here....I am living in a friends basement until I find a job and get my own place. I would really like to meet some new people in the area and with whom I would be able to go to the gym with.....when I get to that point.....hopefully soon. <BR> HAVE A GOOD DAY AND BE HAP... Mon, 30 Jun 2008 16:16:48 EST kamloops anyone? Hi, <BR> <BR> I'm new to the in Kamloops and wondering if there's anyone in my area interested in working out together? I've been going to the ymca here but having some difficulty with consistency and I'd really like to find someone who'd be interested in working out a few times a week together, you scratch my back & i'll scratch yours (motivationally of course!) to speak. <BR> <BR> Cheers! Sun, 16 Mar 2008 18:53:23 EST Vernon area?? Hi all, I'm new here.... <BR> turn 35 this year - time to lose the weight - now! <BR> <BR> Anyone else from this neck of the valley? Thu, 3 Jan 2008 02:03:23 EST Full body cardio workout Is'nt this great mother nature has porvided us with an amazing full body cardio workout and it's probably the only thing you can do outside all winter in a tank top. How do you feel about our snow!!! <em>263</em> Tue, 27 Nov 2007 12:40:45 EST HELLO out there Hi I'm Cyndi I'm from Sicamous and I LOVE the Okanagan!!!!!!!!! See you around Mon, 26 Nov 2007 12:38:19 EST Looking for a buddy to help keep me motivated.... I know that sometimes life gets in the way and we can not commit to the computer everyday, but I really do need some help... <BR> <BR> I am so good at the self talk about how I will start eating better and exercise more.. <BR> By Friday I am thinking "it's ok..I will start again on Monday". Then I will eat freely all weekend and start the cycle all over again on Monday. <BR> <BR> I so want to change my cycle, but I am having a hard time letting go... <BR> <BR> I moved to the Okanagan 6 mon... Sat, 17 Nov 2007 22:59:52 EST Ready to shrink, baby!! Hey everyone! <BR> <BR> My name is Tricia and I live in Vernon. Coming back after a bit of a hiatus...and ready to undo some of the damage the pizza and the burgers have done! I hope I can be of help to someone here as I lean on you guys for some support!!! Fri, 9 Nov 2007 14:55:53 EST What's everyone up to? How about a challenge? There isn't a whole lot of discussion going on in this team. Where is everyone hiding? Nothing like a challenge to get a team going. Any ideas? Mon, 22 Oct 2007 02:55:21 EST Hello from a newbie.... Hi All..... <BR> <BR> I hope there is room for one more on your team.... <BR> <BR> My name is Tannis and I moved to the Okanagan just about 6 months ago. <BR> It has been quite a hectic year and my weight has done the old yo-yo dance during this time... <BR> <BR> Now that we are all settled, it is time to take the bull by the horns and 'git er done' LOL <BR> <BR> It is great to see a team from the Okanagan and I look forward to making some new friends close by. <BR> <BR> Have a Great Day... Wed, 10 Oct 2007 12:29:05 EST Event: Free Brendan Brazier Seminar Oct 9. 7-9pm @ Kelowna Art Gallery, 1315 Water Street in the Kiwanis Hall & Hiram Walker Classroom <BR> <BR> I stumbled across his book by accident and have had amazing results so far. While I was shopping at Nature's Fare, I found a flyer on his upcoming seminar in town. Here's what it says about him and the event: <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> "Brendan Brazier is one of only a few professional athletes in the world who's diet is 100% plant based. He's a professional Ironman triathlete, bestselling autho... Sun, 7 Oct 2007 23:30:43 EST Hello from Penticton Hi Gang, <BR> <BR> I'm Lorrie and I live in Penticton. I just found out about this site a few days ago. Prior to joining the site I had just started an online Yahoo Group called, Walking in Penticton. For people looking to find someone in their neighbourhood to walk with, or looking for a group of people to meet with regularly. <BR> <BR> Here is the link: <BR> <BR><BR>enticton/ <BR> Sun, 16 Sep 2007 00:25:27 EST Anyone Up For Tae Bo & Yoga & Pilates? Hey! I just purchased a couple Tae Bo DVD's, the first one should be here by the 16th or so, the second one about a week after that. I'm ordering a yoga and pilates DVD at the end of the month that should be here mid September. I live in Rutland and I was wondering if anyone was willing to join me in doing these exercises 3 days a week? It'll be Tae Bo at first until I get the Pilates and Yoga, but after I get those we can shake it up:) If you're interested let me know and we can connect via ... Fri, 10 Aug 2007 04:40:02 EST Walking Buddy? Hey there. I am in Kelowna, well, Rutland actually. I keep real weird hours, but am looking for someone to walk with. Evenings after 7. Or very early mornings maybe, before 6am. In other words, I am up all night, but kinda scared to go walking all by myself. Thu, 14 Jun 2007 04:11:31 EST Introductions Hi there. I don't see a thread for introductions so I thought I'd just start one up! <BR> I joined this site last year, then got busy and forgot about it, but found it again so here I am. <BR> I live in Kelowna and really hope there is some support out there for me, for my weaker moments. I am not here for a diet, I am here for support and information. I am trying to eat healthier, get more exercise, and I have quit smoking. <BR> Hopefully I can do this. <BR> When I look in the mirror I wan... Wed, 6 Jun 2007 06:57:06 EST Happy Birthday, Cherbib!!!! (Day early cuz I work tomorrow all day and then I'll be at your place so.........)SATURDAY, APRIL 28th... <BR> <BR> HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CHERYL!!!!! What an exciting birthday this one is for you....yet another new chapter to start and yet what a great start it will be with your new lifestyle firmly tucked under each arm! Man, I love you!!!!!!!!!! MUAH!!!!! <BR> <BR> And everyone...can you believe our dearest Cheryl is only 31 yrs/o!!?!?!?!?! I know...I woulda guessed no more than 25 for sure! *... Fri, 27 Apr 2007 19:09:51 EST Kids & Parks With the weather leaning toward being nice and warm it is THAT time again. Time to wake up from hibernating indoors and get the fam out to our wonderful Okanagan parks. I understand many of our "regulars" around here have young children (as do I) who are ready to hit those swings and slides with a vengeance! I am definitely in to meeting at some or all of the parks. <BR> <BR> As this week is spring break I have a fairly open schedule, but after that we only have our mornings free (except... Tue, 20 Mar 2007 00:39:40 EST Hello Hi there, <BR> <BR> My name is Alana, and I live In kelowna. Just wanting to join this group, and be a part of spark not only in internet land, but in okanaganland too! How exciting! <BR> <BR> I haven't had a chance to read the (over 600!) topic post where everyone seems to post, so i will just have to start from scratch and get to know everyone as I go. <BR> <BR> Anyway, in the last few months i went from 175 to 155, then back to 160, so I have 20 pounds I would like to lose. I hav... Sun, 18 Mar 2007 13:12:35 EST 24 Hour Relay I just wanted to toss out there,(I hope I don't get in trouble for this?) there is an Easter Seals 24 Hour Relay For the Kids in Kelowna on June 9/10, and you join with teams of 15-20 (friends and family are welcome too!). It is a fundraiser for Boys and Girls Club Summer Programs, and the BC Lion's Society Easter Seal Camp for the Okanagan. I am just feeling out interest right now, as I would love to participate, it sounds like alot of fun for a good cause. You don't have to run, you can w... Sun, 11 Feb 2007 11:24:29 EST Any other wanna be runners? I am hoping to run my first ever half marathon this October (inspired by my hubby who started on the couch Last May, Ran a half marathon in October, and a full marathon in Hawaii in December). I have a hard time ever thinking I could run a Full Marathon but a half seems like an accomplishable goal. Anyone else hoping to run in the OIM in October?? Or even want to be challenged to join?? They have a 10km too which I think is a fantastic accomplishment too as i have never done a distance tha... Sat, 27 Jan 2007 22:21:40 EST Feelin" Like a Bum!!! (a lazy one!!) Hi everyone!!! How are things going? I'm feelin' pretty crummy right now. I haven't done anything lately and am so unmotivated to change!!! I need some help!!!Talk to you soon.:(M-R <em>15</em> Sat, 27 Jan 2007 18:33:36 EST Join me in wishing ... Danabanana a happy birthday!! 31 years young today, and going stronger than ever!! Moochos smoochos dahling! Wed, 10 Jan 2007 10:44:52 EST Getting in Shape and staying Fit - What type of exercise have you started or do as a regular routine? <BR> <BR> Sat, 6 Jan 2007 11:12:08 EST Just beginnning... Hi everybody....I just signed up on the site and want to know where the best place to start is. Does anyone have any tips about kick-starting the weight loss? I weigh about 188lbs and want to get down to about 150lbs. I am going to have Breast reduction surgery in the spring somtime and I need to lose some weight before than or the results wont be as good as I want. Tue, 2 Jan 2007 23:31:15 EST Woo!Hoo! DanaBanana DanaBanaa Your written Blog entry ended up as a weekly email must read! Well written and inspiring! <BR> <BR> Nothing hits our inner senses, faster than a picture, especially if it has been a few years, since one browses thru an album. <BR> <BR> When I was 32 years of age, my sister and I took our kids to Disneyland. Forgot all about the pictures, we had taken. 10 Years later my sis and I were remenising about when our kids were pre-school age. <BR> <BR> My sister brings out the disney... Sat, 23 Dec 2006 20:25:21 EST The Scale The holidays can be a fattening prospect! If you choose wisely, with quality not quantity of what goes on your plate, you can be a winner at the scale, game. <BR> <BR> Just a little reminder to myself and whoever else needs one too! Sat, 23 Dec 2006 13:30:20 EST Let it snow, Let it snow, Let it snow! Guess tthe weather forcast was correct for a change eh? Sat, 23 Dec 2006 13:21:20 EST What are you having for Christmas Dinner? In my home turkey wins the vote every year. <BR> <BR> Started scouring the local grocery stores on the net. Who has the best price this week in my area for turkey? <BR> <BR> Safeway has turkey's at $1.39 lb. <BR> Save On Foods has a good deal if you have accumulated 20,000 points, you can redeem them for a free turkey. <BR> Save On Foods without the points 1.59 lb. for their utility grade, regular is 1.79 lb and Butterball is 2.29 lb. <BR> <BR> Coopers' whole turkey on for .9... Tue, 19 Dec 2006 13:40:35 EST Christmas in the Okanagan Well the season is fully upon us & the weather seems to want to give us a White Christmas this year. <BR> <BR> Hope everyone is happy & healthy & enjoying the Spirit of Christmas. Remember to take a little time for yourselves too, you all deserve it. <BR> <BR> Merry Christmas Everyone <BR> <BR> Dawn Tue, 19 Dec 2006 09:03:48 EST What are you ding today? I went for a 30 minute walk this morning, took my dog and took the garbage. 3 chores done. <BR> <BR> Started rearranging my fabric stash. Have had fabric stash in bags, in a spare closet. Decided to hang any fabric larger than a meter. This way I know what I have at a glance instead of rooting through bags and bags. Thu, 2 Nov 2006 12:19:12 EST Hello... Hello all... <BR> <BR> My name is Ragen and I currently live in Sunny (although very cloudy & windy today) Southern Alberta. <BR> My husband and I are going to be moving to Kelowna in the spring.. <BR> We are shooting for May.. <BR> <BR> I have battled my weight since I was a pre-teen.. <BR> My weight has been a roller coaster ride for too many years and I am bound and determined to make this the time! <BR> I quit smoking 5 years ago and gained a ton of weight. <BR> If I could quit smoking,... Thu, 26 Oct 2006 17:30:51 EST Slow Movin' Pages I was just wondering if any of you have noticed how the site pages are frustrating slowed down or maybe it's my computer. Thu, 26 Oct 2006 16:02:20 EST Happy Thanksgiving! I am thankful for.... Howdy, hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving Celebration with good food choices & does not overdo it too much. <BR> <BR> This weekend take some time to reflect on the past year and everything you are thankful for. <BR> <BR> For me, I am thankful for how much I have learned here about having a happy healthy lifestyle & how much better I am, physically & mentally than this time last year. <BR> <BR> What are you thankful for? <BR> <BR> Dawn Sat, 7 Oct 2006 11:00:23 EST Welcome ARDITHLA - Welcome to the group, nice to have another OK'er on board. <BR> <BR> Tell us about your goals, need help, just ask. Wed, 4 Oct 2006 19:31:58 EST Vote for new team motto - yes or no? Ok Team, lets put it to a vote. <BR> <BR> Should we use Bibi's slogan as a Team Motto <BR> "WINNERS ENDURE PAIN - LOSERS JUST COMPLAIN" <BR> <BR> Voting will be open for 3 weeks or once everyone votes (which ever comes first) Mon, 25 Sep 2006 19:49:08 EST Hiya! I was browsing through SparkTeam pages looking for a small group either in Canada or BC and look what I found, one for Okanaganers! This is cool! <BR> <BR> So i'm in the Okanagan Valley near Kelowna. Glad to be here! <BR> Sat, 9 Sep 2006 16:23:48 EST Hey, a break in the weather..... Awesome, a little break in the heat, finally. Now I can get some of the weeding & gardening done. Got some deck roofing that needs tending to also. <BR> <BR> What are you gonna do while it's cooler? <BR> <BR> Dawn Sun, 30 Jul 2006 13:08:23 EST Sunny Okanagan of BC Group Forum This topic was automatically created when the SparkPoints Group "Sunny Okanagan of BC" was started. Here is the description for this Group: <BR> <BR> Members who live in the Okanagan of Beautiful British Columbia, Canada. Let's share thoughts, ideas & support each other as we make or journey to a better lifestyle. Fri, 24 Mar 2006 14:42:58 EST