SparkPeople SparkOmaha- The Official Team Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=10496 This team is for Omaha residents who are trying to get into shape or lose weight and want to connect with other locals and network to better help us all reach our goals. SparkPeople SparkOmaha- The Official Team Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=10496 Nebraska YouTubers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21654x10496x60072125 Nebraskan YouTubers gather sensational followings <BR> By Cynthia Todd on November 15th, 2012 <BR> Arts And Entertainment <BR> <BR> An aspiring actor or singer used to have to audition to land a role or a record label. Now, something as simple as a YouTube video can launch the next big career. A multitude of celebrities, including Justin Bieber, Sophia and Grace, and Cody Simpson, claimed their rise to the top using the video-sharing site. <BR> <BR> The trend has even hit home for Nebraskan... Sat, 20 Dec 2014 02:35:04 EST Do you have plans for the HOLIDAYS? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x60047666 I have already been to several Christmas activities and parties, my next being tomorrow. I will be with my StepFamily on Christmas eve and with my cousins on Sunday the 28th. Although I will not be giving out many Christmas presents, I still have a little shopping to do. <BR> <BR> Merry Christmas to all who celebrate the birth of Jesus. <BR> <BR> <em>444</em> <em>446</em> <em>445</em> <BR> <BR> Wed, 17 Dec 2014 08:52:52 EST Omaha Team Get-to-gether in January? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7550x10496x59912454 Are there others interested in meeting together in January for a brunch? We have met in the past several times but not recently. I just moved back to Omaha from working in Africa and this time I'm here to live as I am retiring. <BR> <BR> When should we meet? I propose that we meet on Saturday January 10th but my schedule is flexible. Will that morning work for you? <BR> <BR> Where should we meet? <BR> <BR> When? <BR> <BR> Let's chat here about meeting together in January. <BR> <BR> ... Tue, 2 Dec 2014 05:11:27 EST All about Omaha! A-Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21654x10496x59869456 Got to start off with. <BR> <BR> A - Ak-sar-ben Wed, 26 Nov 2014 18:48:23 EST What are your NOVEMBER goals? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7535x10496x59641542 Here are my November goals... <BR> <BR> 1. Continue no soda (2 months and counting!!) <BR> 2. Fast food only 1 time per week. <BR> 3. 10 minutes of exercise per day. <BR> <BR> Hope everyone has a successful month!! :) SPARK ON!! Sun, 2 Nov 2014 14:37:12 EST Looking for a Room in Omaha, NE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x59582881 Greetings, I am online Graduate MBA with the concentration of Non Profits student with Crown College starting October 27, 2014.I am seeking a room around the $350 rate in Omaha, NE. Since I am an online college I require internet. I am 41 years old moving to Omaha, NE December 1, 2014 from Waukesha, WI. <BR> <BR> I am coming to Anime Nebraskon on Thurs October 30- Mon November 3rd staying at a local hotel. I am interested in scheduling seeing rooms on Monday November 3, 2014 <BR> <BR> Loo... Mon, 27 Oct 2014 16:29:52 EST A-Z 5-letter words with no repeating letters http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21654x10496x59556459 Thought we could change it up a little bit with some new games. <BR> <BR> A - actor Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19:53:29 EST Word Association http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21654x10496x59556379 Here's a new game to try. The first person jots down a word (e.g. "food") then the next person replies with the first word they associate with the previous word (e.g. "apple") and so on. <BR> <BR> water <BR> <BR> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19:43:36 EST A little late, but...what are your OCTOBER goals? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7535x10496x59437841 I've been logging in through the mobile app for the past couple weeks. So sorry for the delay on this!! Life's gotten nutty! :) <BR> <BR> So....what are your goals for this month?? <BR> <BR> Mine are pretty simple.... <BR> <BR> 1. Continue to not drink pop. (6 weeks and counting!) <BR> 2. Increase the fresh fruits and veggies to 2 per day. <BR> 3. Eat at home more often. <BR> <BR> Happy October and good luck to everyone!! :) Sun, 12 Oct 2014 19:30:36 EST Great Omaha place to walk/exercise? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7550x10496x59378640 One weekend, I went and walked around Lake Zorinsky. It has great scenic view but I hate bikers zooming me by. I'm hard of hearing so this walk had made me more apprehensive since I cannot hear people coming up from behind. <BR> <BR> Does anyone know some places in Omaha where I could do some walking? Please don't tell me the mall.. I would rather look at clothes than get interrupted by a zombie group blocking the way. Biggest pet peeve ever. <em>30</em> Mon, 6 Oct 2014 17:00:31 EST Do You Have a "Go-To" Snack? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x59088861 I sometimes eat one slice of "Laughing Cow" cheese. That satisfies me. <BR> <BR> Do you have other ideas? Keep the ideas coming. <BR> <BR> Tue, 9 Sep 2014 07:42:48 EST What are your goals for SEPTEMBER?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7535x10496x59073612 Sorry for the delay in this thread! :( <BR> <BR> My September goals are.... <BR> 1. Continue not drinking soda (6 days and counting....) <BR> 2. Increase my daily fresh fruits and veggies. <BR> 3. Reduce stress. <BR> <BR> Hope everyone has a very successful month!! :) Sun, 7 Sep 2014 19:19:47 EST What are you goals for AUGUST?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7535x10496x58732889 My August goals are small, but significant. <BR> <BR> 1. Fast Food once per week tops. <BR> 2. Work my way down to 3 pops per week. <BR> 3. MOVE MY BODY! Doesn't matter what I do, just do something! <BR> <BR> Good luck to everyone! :) Sun, 3 Aug 2014 18:44:43 EST Word with same First and Last Letter! (new game) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21654x10496x58591676 Word with same First and Last Letter! <BR> <BR> Carolyn introduced this game on one of the other team pages and two years ago on the Omaha page. Thought it would be fun to try this one again. No special order to follow. <BR> <BR> demand <BR> Sun, 20 Jul 2014 15:21:02 EST Fruits & Veggies A-Z (new game) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21654x10496x58591624 A - Apricot Sun, 20 Jul 2014 15:12:18 EST What are your plans for the JULY 4th Holiday? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x58390925 We will have a 4pm BBQ here in Africa where I live. Someone will grill all the chicken. I'm making lots of potato salad to contribute. There will be about 22-23 Americans at the Picnic. <BR> <BR> Have a great week and a Happy JULY 4TH, INDEPENDENCE DAY, Celebration! <BR> <BR> P.S. No fireworks here I'm thinking. <BR> <BR> <em>283</em> <em>232</em> <em>195</em> Tue, 1 Jul 2014 00:21:51 EST What are your GOALS for JULY? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7535x10496x58390885 I did not make progress losing weight in June but I would like to do so in July. I would like to LOSE WEIGHT! <BR> I also will be getting ready for my August 2nd garage sale so I have the goal of getting my "stuff" ready for selling. <BR> I need to walk outside at least 5 times a week as it is a cooler season right now so better for walking. I also don't have classes in the afternoons so I should be free to walk. Now to just do it! <BR> <em>521</em> Tue, 1 Jul 2014 00:17:47 EST Is Brown Sugar healthier? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x58254513 This article about Brown Sugar was interesting. I understand that much of the sugar we eat in the States is from beets, not cane. Here in Africa where I live it is only from cane. Here is a link to the article entitled, "Get The Skinny on Brown Sugar": <BR> <BR> <link>www.skinnymom.com/2014/06/15/get-the<BR>-skinny-on-brown-sugar/ </link> <BR> <BR> I mostly use white sugar except in cookies. Which do you prefer, what sugar or brown sugar? <BR> <BR> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 01:08:33 EST GAME - The Next Book Title is.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21654x10496x58161011 Here is an idea for a game I came up with. Changed it from another forum to match one of my great interests - books! <BR> <BR> In this game, you use ONE word from the previous book title and find a book title with that word in it. <BR> <BR> So I am posting: The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame <BR> <BR> Now the next person must find a book title using Wind or Willows. Please be sure to post the author's name as well. :) Mon, 9 Jun 2014 11:29:20 EST Does life slow down? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x58132055 I'm sorry I've not been actively pursuing my goals. I've been consumed with work and helping at my child's school. There just weren't enough hours in my day. I'm still busy with work and no I'm helping my child at the library. I'm hoping I can make some kind of time. I'm tired for always being tired. Fingers crossed. <em>298</em> Fri, 6 Jun 2014 15:45:22 EST Brand Names A - Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21654x10496x58073269 A new game! <BR> <BR> A - Allstate Sun, 1 Jun 2014 16:05:43 EST What are your GOALS for JUNE? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7535x10496x58066411 I'm starting June at 213 pounds and I would love to weight LESS at the end of the month!! Any weight loss would be very welcome! I'll let you know how it goes. <BR> <BR> I also need to keep Clutter Busting my home, getting rid of everything but a few suitcases of things as I plan my move back to the States at the end of November. I have an August 1st garage sale scheduled. <BR> <BR> <em>386</em> Sat, 31 May 2014 23:59:44 EST What are you doing this Memorial Day? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x57998887 Memorial Day is not a holiday here in Africa where I live so I'm gong to work. What are YOU doing today? Or did you have some special activities this weekend? <BR> <BR> <em>232</em> <BR> <BR> Mon, 26 May 2014 01:47:36 EST STEPPING DOWN as SparkOmaha Team Co-Leader! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x57873406 To the Omaha team, <BR> <BR> I wanted everyone to know that today I will be stepping down as a Co-Leader of the team. I have just six months left in Africa after having lived here for 37 years. I have so much to do to transition out of Africa and back to Omaha for eventual retirement. I have decided that one thing I must do is SPARK less as I go through my transition time. Thanks for understanding. <BR> <BR> It has been fun to help lead this team these past few years. I will not be leaving ... Wed, 14 May 2014 16:39:42 EST Do you LIKE Exercise? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7550x10496x57840874 No, I would rather sit but I know I must exercise so I do it. I do like walking when I can walk with someone but I often walk alone. That's not as much fun. <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <BR> <BR> Sun, 11 May 2014 23:00:38 EST What exercise has been your HARDEST to do? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7550x10496x57840853 I climbed the volcano Mount Fuji twice. I lived in Japan for two years and it is said that "He who comes to Japan and climbs Mt Fuji is fool and he who climbs Mt Fuji twice is double fool!" Well, I climbed it twice so..... <BR> <BR> <em>2</em> <BR> <BR> My lungs and legs would never let me climb Mt Fuji now!!! <BR> Sun, 11 May 2014 22:58:30 EST What is your FAVORITE Exercise? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7550x10496x57840786 Mine is walking. That's the only one I really enjoy right now. <BR> <BR> <em>311</em> Sun, 11 May 2014 22:53:24 EST Thea http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10496x57755457 I'm back! Sun, 4 May 2014 17:10:59 EST Memorial Day Challenge- Lose 5 pounds! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7535x10496x57738109 This challenge will start NOW. Weigh in and then weigh in again on Saturday May 31st. Yes, that is after Memorial Day but that way we will keep off what we've already lost before the Holiday! That means it is a four week challenge. Losing 5 pounds in 4 weeks seems quite reasonable. <BR> <BR> You choose the amount of weight loss but I suggest a goal of losing 5 pounds. <BR> Let us know if you're "in" for this challenge and if you chose to lose 5 pounds or if you set your goal at lower or hi... Sat, 3 May 2014 05:30:49 EST Today I am THANKFUL for.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x57737843 SATURDAY! <BR> <BR> What about you? What makes you thankful today? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Sat, 3 May 2014 03:00:32 EST Do you like the new SP Changes? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x57705591 This morning SP was the same old same old. Now this evening there have been major changes, especially with the Team Pages. No more Huddle Wall. No more column on the right side, which I used ALL the TIME to get to various areas in SP. They did bring the new member information into that column, and noticeable now rather than having it at the bottom. I'm not sure what I like and what I don't care for. <BR> <BR> How about you? Did you notice the changes? Do you like them? <BR> <BR> <em>38</e... Wed, 30 Apr 2014 15:49:31 EST What are your GOALS for MAY? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7535x10496x57684951 It's hard to believe that May is almost here already. <BR> <BR> My goals: <BR> 1. Exercise at least three times a week. That's not much but it is more than I've done these past weeks. <BR> 2. Continue to clutter bust my house towards my goal to get rid of EVERYTHING in the house before I move back to the States at the end of November. <BR> <BR> What are your GOALS for May? Tue, 29 Apr 2014 01:23:59 EST Two things that go together http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21654x10496x57682132 Another new one. <BR> <BR> Cookies & milk <em>30</em> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 20:27:16 EST 3 letter words A-Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21654x10496x57682074 Here's a new game to try. <BR> <BR> A - age Mon, 28 Apr 2014 20:23:12 EST How long can you thaw frozen food on the counter? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x57593708 The answer can be found in this article about FOOD SAFETY! <BR> <BR> <link>ahealthyme.uat.staywellsolutionsonli<BR>ne.com/Search/1,1547 </link> <BR> <BR> Read it and let us know if you follow the guideline for thawing frozen food. <BR> <BR> <em>211</em> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 15:55:55 EST April 13-19 GOODIE CHALLENGE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7535x10496x57491763 This week let's encourage others on the Omaha team by giving out SparkGoodies! During the week give out at least FIVE goodies and then let us know when you've finished the challenge. <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> Sun, 13 Apr 2014 01:05:25 EST How are you doing in APRIL? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7535x10496x57491741 Well, I'm not doing too well in April. I keep gaining and losing the same couple of pounds. I'm at a high too which is not good. Today I'm on a down and I'm listening to motivational podcasts which should help me to eat better and move more. <BR> <BR> How about you? How are you doing in APRIL? Are you making progress? Enjoying the warmer weather, using it to get out more and MOVE? Thinking about your veggie garden that you'll plant, take care of? Is it planting time yet in Omaha? <BR> <BR>... Sun, 13 Apr 2014 01:01:27 EST A-Z words ending in "A" - new game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21654x10496x57453645 New game borrowed from another message board. <BR> <BR> A - ambrosia Wed, 9 Apr 2014 21:20:23 EST Conga Line http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21654x10496x57215291 I found this game on another board and thought it might be challenging.and fun. <BR> <BR> Begin your word using the last two letters of my word. <BR> <BR> Example: My word is smilES and I turned that into EScaPE <BR> <BR> Next one: I changed EScaPE into PEnsiON <BR> <BR> Your turn: Begin your word with ON <BR> <BR> <BR> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 22:54:13 EST How to get over a BAD Weigh In.....! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x57169112 Here's a great blog entry SP entitled, "55 Things the Scale Won't Tell You". I personally am trying to break away from my dependence on the scale. I need to celebrate other victories. This SparkPeople blog mentions 55 of them!! <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po<BR>st=55_things_the_scale_wont_tell_you </link> <BR> <BR> Be encouraged. Let us know what you think. Tue, 18 Mar 2014 07:42:43 EST Change one letter to make a new word! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21654x10496x57147593 This game has been around for a while but it's still a good one. <BR> <BR> hare Sun, 16 Mar 2014 13:02:35 EST Nutrition QUIZ about FIBER http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x57142862 Here is a quick quiz on FIBER. Take the quiz and then let us know how you did. <BR> <BR> <link>ahealthyme.uat.staywellsolutionsonli<BR>ne.com/RelatedItems/40,DietaryFiberQuiz </link> <BR> <BR> I got a 71% on the quiz. I teach Nutrition in the Nursing School right now but I still need to learn more. <BR> <BR> Now to eat more FIBER!! <BR> <BR> How did you do on the quiz? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Sun, 16 Mar 2014 00:38:17 EST A-Z: Double letter words http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21654x10496x57106017 A - apple Wed, 12 Mar 2014 21:45:09 EST Why are we AGING so fast? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x57082567 Here is an interesting article from the news. It is entitled "13 everyday habits that are aging you" I find that many of them describe me! <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> <link>www.foxnews.com/health/2014/03/04/13<BR>-everyday-habits-that-are-aging/?intcm<BR>p=obnetwork </link> <BR> <BR> How about you? Are you aging faster then necessary? <BR> <BR> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 02:28:41 EST What is in YOUR GARDEN? Food or Flowers? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x57047679 I have many bushes/plants around the house here in Africa where I live but they grow year round and do not need to be replanted. Periodically someone will come looking for work and I will pay him to trim my bushes. I do not have a food garden. <BR> <BR> With Spring soon arriving in Omaha, many will be thinking of planting their garden. Will you garden? Will you plant Food or Flowers? What kind of food? Which flowers? <BR> <BR> <em>376</em> <em>378</em> <em>374</em> <em>375</em> Sat, 8 Mar 2014 05:51:04 EST You know you're a Spark person when...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21654x10496x57047592 You get up first thing in the morning & spin the "log in" wheel! <BR> <BR> This thread will have a sticky on it for awhile so let's think of lots reasons for Sparking! Read and enjoy what others write. Let's have some fun! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Sat, 8 Mar 2014 05:18:13 EST OMAHA SPRING CHALLENGE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7535x10496x56957050 Yes, it's almost SPRING. Spring starts on March 20th. The Omaha Spring Challenge will go from NOW until March 20th. What is the challenge? <BR> <BR> The choice is yours. Pick which challenge or challenges you want to make. <BR> <BR> 1. Lose weight. How much do you want to lose during these 20 days? <BR> 2. Lose inches. How many inches do you wish to lose? <BR> 3. Fitness Minutes: How many fitness minutes are you aiming at? <BR> 4. Another goal of your choosing. <BR> <BR> Let us know which... Sat, 1 Mar 2014 01:05:03 EST How many Points til your next Sparks Trophy? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x56956962 Sparks Trophies have been a great booster to my Sparking in the past. Now I am at the highest trophy, level 20. There is no more motivation for getting lots and lots of points. I still like to get them though, especially when I spin 25 points at a time! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> How many Points do you have until you get your next Sparks Trophy? <BR> <BR> <em>264</em> Sat, 1 Mar 2014 00:48:30 EST What are your Goals for MARCH? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7535x10496x56956918 My goals for March: <BR> 1. Eat less. I really don't like to track food but tracking will get me back on track of eating less. I'll at least track some days. <BR> <BR> 2. Sort through and file my home office paperwork that is sitting in piles. I've already started this project. Just need to finish. <BR> <BR> Sat, 1 Mar 2014 00:35:53 EST Omaha Chat Room - March & April http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x56956839 I am BACK off of SparkBreak. I took a month or so "off" of Sparking much. Did keep up with a challenge team but otherwise did very little. I did work on some work and home projects though. <BR> <BR> Now I'm back, almost fatter then ever so March needs to be a breakthrough month for me. I wish it were like "Spring" in the States here when it's easier to get in fitness minutes, motivated at being outside. Instead here in Africa where I live March and April are our hottest months, full of high ... Sat, 1 Mar 2014 00:19:50 EST Greetings! I'm the new girl on the block. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10496x56932233 Hello everyone! My name is Shar'ron, but you can call me Ronnie. I signed up about a month ago to get Swagbucks, but now it is time to get started with SparkPeople. I have 80-100 pounds to lose. I just turned 50 and have a 4 year old preschooler. I've got to get fit to keep up with him and because I want to be around to see him married with children. I'm really looking forward to being a part of the community and meeting all you good people. May you all have a prosperous day! Blessings, Shar... Thu, 27 Feb 2014 07:37:07 EST Greetings! I'm the new girl on the block. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10496x56932219 Hello everyone! My name is Shar'ron, but you can call me Ronnie. I signed up about a month ago to get Swagbucks, but now it is time to get started with SparkPeople. I have 80-100 pounds to lose. I just turned 50 and have a 4 year old preschooler. I've got to get fit to keep up with him and because I want to be around to see him married with children. I'm really looking forward to being a part of the community and meeting all you good people. May you all have a prosperous day! Blessings, Shar... Thu, 27 Feb 2014 07:35:37 EST Greetings! I'm the new girl on the block. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10496x56932214 Hello everyone! My name is Shar'ron, but you can call me Ronnie. I signed up about a month ago to get Swagbucks, but now it is time to get started with SparkPeople. I have 80-100 pounds to lose. I just turned 50 and have a 4 year old preschooler. I've got to get fit to keep up with him and because I want to be around to see him married with children. I'm really looking forward to being a part of the community and meeting all you good people. May you all have a prosperous day! Blessings, Shar... Thu, 27 Feb 2014 07:34:47 EST Girl Scout cookies.....yes or no? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x56722446 It's that time of year again where the temptation of Girl Scout cookies are around every corner. So....do you buy them?? If so, which kinds are your favorites? <BR> <BR> I bought FIVE boxes this weekend (Bad Jamie!). My favorites are Lemonades, Peanut Butter Patties and Peanut Butter Sandwiches. I think I need to learn to tell my niece no. ;) Mon, 10 Feb 2014 13:21:52 EST Name one thing you did "right" today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7535x10496x56695229 It's the small steps that lead to bigger ones. Tell us one thing that you did "right" today. It can be anything. <BR> -Did you park farther away from the store? <BR> -Did you pass up a donut at work? <BR> -Did you take your dog on a 15 minute walk? <BR> -Did you choose a baked potato over fries? <BR> <BR> Let us know so we can celebrate all the "little things." They add up and bring us to our "bigger" goals! Sat, 8 Feb 2014 11:22:55 EST What's your favorite Superbowl snack? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x56577636 I love chips and salsa! We usually make chili as well, but are trying something different this year. Thu, 30 Jan 2014 13:22:52 EST Care to Join Me? Healthy Omaha Events & Activities http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x56502705 If there is a healthy event or activity you'd like to share with other Omaha Sparkers, share it here. Participants can wear a red shirt to identify yourself as a member of SparkOmaha. Fri, 24 Jan 2014 21:06:34 EST Thread Closed. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7535x10496x56477490 Challenge canceled <BR> <BR> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 23:20:15 EST January 16-22nd Weekly Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7535x10496x56367420 Chose one or more mini challenges to work on this week. <BR> <BR> 1. Give a SparkGoodie this week to five different Omaha team members. <BR> 2. Huddle on the team daily. <BR> 3. Write at least one blog entry this week. <BR> 4. Do at least two activities on the team each day. For instance, Huddle, reply to any of the many posted threads, play a game, start a discussion question, etc. <BR> 5. Track all your food at least five days. <BR> <BR> Which if these mini challenges will you plan on do... Tue, 14 Jan 2014 22:32:11 EST What do you DRINK most frequently during the day? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x56353663 I mostly drink mostly plain black tea or iced tea. <BR> <BR> <em>469</em> <em>469</em> <em>469</em> <em>469</em> <em>469</em> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 23:49:27 EST Did you overeat yesterday? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x56353630 Unfortunately YES. <BR> <BR> <em>15</em> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 23:46:17 EST An invitation to ALL Omaha Sparkers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7550x10496x56333807 I would like to invite ALL Omaha SparkTeam members to join me at the Omaha 1/2 Marathon on September 21,2014. I think it would be great fun to run this as a group. Time is not important, but you must be able to complete the course in four hours. (I think.) <BR> <BR> It wouldn't really be a "race," but a way to connect with other Spark members. We could even divide up into groups for those that want to go a bit faster and those that want to just have a nice leisurely jog. <BR> <BR> Plea... Sun, 12 Jan 2014 17:23:55 EST I have a question about how to track food http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x56297446 I made a huge amount of lasagna for the holidays. Homemade sauce and lots of cheese. I have two 9x13 pans in the freezer. How on earth do I know how much I can have and how to track it? I went through the list of foods but how can I compare my homemade to someone elses? Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thu, 9 Jan 2014 22:59:14 EST One week into 2014...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x56282603 For those of you who make New Year's resolutions, are you still keeping them? <BR> <em>306</em> <BR> <BR> P.S. I don't make resolutions.... but I am not on track either. I really need to do better with eating less. Wed, 8 Jan 2014 23:20:26 EST January 9-15th Weekly Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7535x10496x56268154 Join in the Omaha weekly challenge this week. Here are a few choices of mini challenges and you may join in one only or in all. Let us know which challenges you want to join and then let us know daily or at the end of the week how you did. <BR> <BR> Mini challenges. <BR> 1. Get in at least 10 fitness minutes daily. <BR> 2. During the week give at least three SparkGoodies to various members of the Omaha team. <BR> 3. Huddle daily on the Omaha team. <BR> 4. List on this thread what veggies you... Tue, 7 Jan 2014 23:59:33 EST How did you prepare for the Omaha COLD WAVE? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x56235621 The weather in Omaha and much of the USA is below freezing and is supposed to stay there for days. How did you prepare for these days? Did you go grocery shopping to stock your food shelves? Do you have a fireplace to help keep your house warm? Do you still have to go to Work or School? Grocery shopping? Outside? Are you staying PUT? <BR> <BR> How did you prepare for the Omaha COLD WAVE? <BR> <BR> <em>259</em> Sun, 5 Jan 2014 22:37:59 EST What is your favorite FRUIT? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x56235543 Fresh peaches, YUM! Sun, 5 Jan 2014 22:32:23 EST Lost, Gained, Turtled or Maintained? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7535x10496x56211474 This is a Check in thread for weight loss, gain or staying the same. Weigh yourself weekly and then report here if you LOST, GAINED or TURTLED (stayed the same). It is not necessary to tell us your weight but you may if you want. You may use words or you may use emoticons such as. <BR> <BR> <em>9</em> or <em>29</em> or <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> Or be creative. The point is to check in and let us know how you're doing. You may chose the day of the week. <BR> <BR> Sat, 4 Jan 2014 11:35:03 EST A - Z....words that end in "Y" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21654x10496x56206804 A- Actuary <BR> Sat, 4 Jan 2014 00:53:51 EST SHOVEL SHOW? How many Calories are burned? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x56206640 Omaha gets it's fair of snow. Shoveling snow is a good fitness activity. <BR> <BR> How many calories you burn depends on your weight. Here is a tool to help you calculate how many that would be for 30 minutes of shoveling snow. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calorie<BR>s_burned.asp </link> <BR> <BR> Do you like to shovel snow? How may calories would you burn for shoveling snow for 30 minutes? <BR> <BR> <em>425</em> <em>425</em> <em>425</em> Sat, 4 Jan 2014 00:29:37 EST Hi!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10496x56180095 Hello everyone!! My name is Starr. I have lived in Bellevue/Omaha since 1996. I met my husband here and have been married since 97'. I have been in my own business for the past eight years now and stress have caused me to gain weight. I have 3 children and our last child is where I put on 40 plus pounds of weight as well. I really want to lose the weight and just have a healthier lifestyle for myself, husband and children. I have trouble staying committed after four months and really want ... Thu, 2 Jan 2014 10:52:27 EST Obstacles: Food, Exercise, or Emotional Eating ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x56175060 I found this topic on another message board but it is a good one. What is your obstacle in losing or maintaining weight? Food, Exercise, or Emotional Eating ? Or do you have something else that hinders you? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Thu, 2 Jan 2014 00:49:39 EST Omaha Chat Room! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x56155543 Happy New Year!!!! <BR> <em>283</em> <em>107</em> <em>179</em> <em>107</em> <em>411</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>283</em> <BR> <BR> It is 1am here in Africa where I live. I'm watching CNN and the fireworks going on in the UK as they celebrate the arrival of 2014! <BR> <BR> Welcome to the first Omaha Chat room of year 2014! In the Chat Room we can get to know each other better. Ask questions that you have about the team or about SparkPeople. Just stop by and ... Tue, 31 Dec 2013 19:04:21 EST Do you have plans for New Year's EVE? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x56145880 Tonight is New Year's Eve. We are going to have a White Elephant gift giving party then play board or card games tonight. Normally we have quite a few people here but many are on trips and we only have seven. I'm not sure if any of us will last til midnight but we will have fun (and snacks) this evening. <BR> <BR> Do you have plans for New Year's EVE? or New Year's DAY? <BR> <BR> <em>283</em> <em>283</em> <em>283</em> Tue, 31 Dec 2013 00:32:40 EST Do you have a PET? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10496x56132126 No, I have had several cats over the years but I do not have a pet right now. <BR> <BR> <em>239</em> <em>241</em> <em>240</em> <em>338</em> <em>200</em> Sun, 29 Dec 2013 22:25:54 EST What are your GOALS for January 2014? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7535x10496x56110470 My main goal for January is to get in at least 500 Fitness minutes. I haven't been doing well at all at that!! <BR> Another goal is to keep clutter busting my house. Throwing, sorting, giving, selling stuff. First to go will be my Christmas decorations that I will not take back to America when I leave Africa in November 2014. <BR> <BR> How about you? What are your GOALS for January 2014? Sat, 28 Dec 2013 02:58:20 EST Do you Ice Skate? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7550x10496x56083342 No, I could never ice skate. My ankles were just too weak. When I was younger I liked to roller skate though. <BR> <BR> Do you ice skate? <BR> <BR> <em>185</em> Wed, 25 Dec 2013 00:38:24 EST HOW IS YOUR ENERGY LEVEL TODAY? (1-10) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7550x10496x56083319 6 Wed, 25 Dec 2013 00:30:55 EST January 2-8th Weekly Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7535x10496x56083131 Starting in January and as long as there is an interest in joining challenges, I will plan a weekly challenge for those who wish to participate. Each challenge will have several mini challenges that you may chose to join or you can chose to join all of them. Here are the mini challenges for the first weekly challenge: <BR> <BR> 1. Drink at least 6 glasses of water each day. <BR> 2. Eat at least 5 fruits and veggies each day. <BR> 3. Give a Spark Goodie to five different Omaha team members du... Tue, 24 Dec 2013 23:46:39 EST Have you met your 2013 GOALS? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7535x10496x56016792 Nope, I have not met my goals for 2013 as far as weight loss goes. I wanted to lose weight but I am essentially the same weight as I was a year ago. Actually I'm a few pounds down but at least my weight is not up. <BR> <BR> Have you met your 2013 GOALS? They might have been to lose weight, maintain weight, simplify your life, make other lifestyle changes. <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 23:56:20 EST A-Z Foods! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21654x10496x56016713 A- artichoke <BR> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 23:48:42 EST Do you have plans for Christmas? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x56016388 Friday night I have invited an African family over for dessert and a Christmas movie plus I have gifts for them. They leave on vacation the following day. <BR> Sunday we'll have a visiting pastor at the Kanda Church to give a Christmas message and communion. <BR> Christmas Eve I'll have a few over for dinner and then I will go to the Bongolo Church to attend their Christmas Eve service which will include music and skits. <BR> On Christmas Day we foreigners (Americans plus one Canadian) will ... Tue, 17 Dec 2013 23:07:51 EST Two Word Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21654x10496x55832649 I got this from another team....... <BR> <BR> I'll start with two related words. <BR> <BR> food <BR> bananas <BR> <BR> Now you take the last word and come up with a word related to it, like this.. <BR> <BR> bananas <BR> fruit <BR> <BR> Now the next person says <BR> <BR> fruit (then says a type of fruit) <BR> Sun, 1 Dec 2013 23:45:06 EST A-Z Thanksgiving Time! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21654x10496x55781585 A- Apple pie <BR> <BR> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 02:13:09 EST How do you plan to celebrate THANKSGIVING DAY? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x55747111 We are not going to celebrate on Thursday but we will do so on Friday. There are 9 Americans and 1 Canadian who will be here on the station on Friday and we plan to have a big meal together, then play games, perhaps watched a taped game or something. Tomorrow I will see if I can find turkey in the store. If not, we will likely use chicken. I've offered a pumpkin pie. I'm not sure what else. Everyone will bring something. <BR> <BR> How about you? <BR> <BR> <em>53</em> <em>471</em> <e... Sun, 24 Nov 2013 05:30:29 EST Travelin g......! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x55640666 I will be Traveling Saturday Nov 16 through Tuesday Nov 26th. Five days of that I will be at a big conference in Spain. I will not always have internet. It will be available at the hotel in SPAIN but for a price and I may not pay for it if I think I'll be too busy at meetings of the conference..... or at site seeing. I'll be back online just before Thanksgiving. <BR> <BR> Bye for now Thu, 14 Nov 2013 23:52:37 EST Earn 500 SparkPoints with the Member WelcomeGuide! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x55624213 Omaha team, <BR> <BR> I have noticed over the years that November through January are the busiest months for new members joining SparkPeople. Also, the Omaha team will be getting many new members in the coming weeks. <BR> <BR> SparkPeeople released another new feature today, before this big rush of new members starts. It is the New Member Welcome Guide. All new members as well as seasoned members like many of us are are encouraged to use this new Member Welcome Guide. Doing so will earn us ... Wed, 13 Nov 2013 16:19:17 EST Omaha November - December Chat Room! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x55482389 <em>235</em> <BR> Welcome to a thread to ask questions, let us know how you are doing and also a place to get to know each other. Fri, 1 Nov 2013 23:34:02 EST I'm back after a year absence and ready to go!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x55476348 Hi everyone, it's been a year since I've even considered getting back online and doing the Spark way of life again. I'm excited but probably picked the wrong time of year to start back up. In the past year, I've had knee surgery (nothing big, just arthroscopic) that took me waaay tooo long to heal. I wasn't really interested in anything because it hurt so bad, but now I'm starting to feel much better and can't wait for the holidays. Does anyone have any advice about my impending journey and... Fri, 1 Nov 2013 13:33:18 EST Do you listen to PODCASTS? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x55445611 Yes, I download and listen to podcasts. Because our satellite internet does not often support us watching videos or listening to streaming audio, I download the SparkRadio and many other podcasts and then they are on my computer/IpodTouch and I can listen to them when I want. I often put on a podcast to listen to while I'm in bed in the evening. Podcasts can be found in many subjects and I listen to a variety of them. <BR> <BR> Do you listen to PODCASTS? <BR> <BR> <em>335</em> <em>339<... Wed, 30 Oct 2013 01:58:07 EST Today I am THANKFUL for........ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x55445586 Having been able to purchase the Flu Vaccine here in Africa!!!! I got my "shot" yesterday. Normally I get the flu vaccination only in America not Africa but I will soon be traveling to Spain and attending a conference where many people are flying in from the States. Because I have asthma I am an "at risk" person and need the flu vaccine in those circumstances. <BR> <BR> As we begin November, the month we celebrate Thanksgiving Day, for what are YOU thankful? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <BR... Wed, 30 Oct 2013 01:52:23 EST What are your Goals for NOVEMBER? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7535x10496x55419281 Perhaps your goal is to lose weight, or maintain your weight. Perhaps you want to quit drinking soda or stop eating a certain food. Perhaps you need more sleep or more exercise. <BR> <BR> What are your goals for November? <BR> <BR> <em>306</em> <em>250</em> <em>386</em> <em>244</em> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 01:57:41 EST END of the Omaha Fall Challenge... CHECK IN! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7535x10496x55419257 Nine weeks ago we started an Omaha Fall Challenge. Each member who joined set her/his own goal to meet before October 31st. Now or on October 31st is the time to let us know how you did. Did you meet your goal? What have you learned from this challenge? Would you like another challenge that is perhaps shorter as this one was two months long? What other challenges would you like to see on the Omaha team? <BR> <BR> So you did you do on THIS challenge? <BR> <BR> <em>306</em> <em>9</em> ... Mon, 28 Oct 2013 01:47:29 EST Do you track your Food? With what Food Tracker? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x55373564 I very much dislike tracking my food so usually do not track. I know, this is not a good idea. <BR> There are those who use the SparkPeople food tracker but others who keep track of their food on a notebook in their home. Still others use other food trackers that are online. <BR> <BR> Do you track your food? What method of Tracking do you use? <BR> <BR> <em>4</em> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 01:56:21 EST Hot or Cold? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x55373540 Do you prefer hot weather or cold weather? The weather in Omaha is getting cooler. Do you dread this? Snow, do you like it? It's part of being in Omaha. Which do you prefer, summer or winter? <BR> <BR> <em>67</em> <em>259</em> <em>54</em> <em>257</em> <em>425</em> <em>444</em> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 01:47:15 EST Omaha Fall Challenge WEEK NINE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7535x10496x55335658 My goal: Lose 10 pounds. <BR> Beginning of challenge: 261.5 <BR> Last week: 254 <BR> Today: 256 <BR> Gained this past week: 2 <BR> Lost during the challenge: 5.5 pounds <BR> <BR> <em>386</em> <BR> <BR> Our Omaha FALL Challenge has started it's 9th week. It will end on October 31st. Each of us set our own goal. So far I've made progress (not this past week) but I have not yet reached my goal. <BR> <BR> How is everyone else doing? What was/is your goal? Are you making progress? How can w... Sun, 20 Oct 2013 23:27:36 EST New SparkPeople START PAGE coming Monday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x55307632 SparkPeople is totally changing the START Page as of Monday October 21st. Check out an article on the coming changes at this link: <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po<BR>st=introducing_a_brand_new_sparkpeople<BR>_experience </link> <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 10:44:06 EST What is your SparkVersary? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10496x55292653 January 7, 2008. <BR> <BR> When did you join SparkPeople? Thu, 17 Oct 2013 01:13:54 EST Omaha Fall Challenge WEEK EIGHT! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7535x10496x55257638 My goal: Lose 10 pounds. <BR> Beginning of challenge: 261.5 <BR> Today: 254 <BR> Lost: 7.5 pounds <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Our Omaha FALL Challenge has started it's 8th week. It will end on October 31st. Each of us set our own goal. So far I'm making progress but I've not yet met my goal. <BR> <BR> How is everyone else doing? What was/is your goal? Are you making progress? Do you need to tweak your goal? How can we help you? <BR> <BR> Keep pushing on! <em>381</em> <em>386... Mon, 14 Oct 2013 09:10:57 EST Do you Own or Rent? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x55243570 I'll be moving back to Omaha in a year and I'm not sure if I will buy a condo or rent an apartment. There are advantages and disadvantages to each. I have enjoyed doing some "shopping" online to see what's available in Omaha now. <BR> <BR> Do you rent or own your home? Is that working out for you or do you wish to change your living situation? What are your recommendations for either owning or renting your home? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Sat, 12 Oct 2013 23:22:00 EST Do you Snow Ski? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7550x10496x55196040 I went skiing in the Japan Alps one weekend. The first day I was with one who knew how to ski and a couple who did not know how to ski. The one who knew how gave us a quick lesson and then we took the ski lift up a short ways. She forgot to tell me how to get OFF of the ski lift. I just rolled off of it, not able to ski off of it. Then after awhile everyone (but me) wanted to go to the TOP of the mountain. I went with them. Big mistake. That meant that I had to come back DOWN from the TOP. Th... Tue, 8 Oct 2013 23:47:53 EST What Exercise do you do in the Omaha Winter? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7550x10496x55195878 When I'm in Omaha during the winter, I like to Mall Walk. It's warm and I can people watch at the same time. I have walked at Crossroads and at Westroads. I'm not sure where I will be living at the end of next year when I retire and move back to Omaha. I might have to chose another mall. <BR> <BR> <em>311</em> <em>311</em> <em>311</em> Tue, 8 Oct 2013 23:36:37 EST Would you ever???? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21654x10496x55171187 This is a fun getting to know you game. <BR> <BR> We start with the question "Would You Ever?" <BR> Next person answers, yes or no (adds a little something if they choose) then poses the next "Would You Ever?" <BR> <BR> To get us started: <BR> <BR> Would you ever go scuba diving? Mon, 7 Oct 2013 08:09:01 EST Omaha Fall Challenge WEEK SEVEN! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7535x10496x55168002 Wow, it's hard to believe that we are starting week seven of this Fall Challenge which ends on October 31st. Each one of us has chosen his or her own goals for weight loss or maintenance. <BR> How are you doing? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>386</em> <em>381</em> Sun, 6 Oct 2013 22:36:01 EST Have you seen the new EMOTICONS? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21654x10496x55120838 Here are some of the new emoticons: <BR> <BR> <em>527</em> <em>521</em> <em>525</em> <em>526</em> <em>520</em> <em>385</em> <em>523</em> <em>524</em> <em>549</em> <em>550</em> Wed, 2 Oct 2013 23:30:55 EST What are your Goals for OCTOBER? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7535x10496x55107153 My goal is to be able to keep up with all the SparkPeople challenge's I've managed to join! <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> My main goal is to lose weight. Any amount but towards my 5% weight loss goal that I'm setting by joining the 5% Fall challenge. That is a two month challenge but has not actually started yet. I will soon be blogging about it. <BR> <BR> I want to read the Spark Solution book. I know, that was also my challenge for September but it did not get done. I also want to make ... Tue, 1 Oct 2013 23:11:15 EST Omaha Fall Challenge WEEK SIX! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7535x10496x55081509 We've completed up to five weeks in this Omaha Challenge but there are still FOUR weeks to go as the challenge does not end until October 31st. It's still time to lose weight and meet your own goal. If you've not yet joined the challenge, it's not too late. Just post here that you're joining the challenge and let us know how much weight you plan to lose in October. <BR> <BR> How is everyone doing? Are you working to meet the goal that you set five weeks ago? There are still four weeks left.... Mon, 30 Sep 2013 01:47:21 EST Top 3 Today List http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x55036776 Supervise nursing students this morning. <BR> Teach midwifery this afternoon. <BR> Take a walk. Thu, 26 Sep 2013 01:03:11 EST Omaha Fall Challenge WEEK FIVE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7535x10496x55002163 Today we start WEEK FIVE of the Omaha Fall Challenge. Each one of us has set his or her own goal for weight loss or weight maintenance during this challenge which will end on October 31st. If you have not already joined the challenge, you may do so right here on the thread. Each Monday I start a new thread so we can share with each other how we are doing. <BR> <BR> How are you doing on the challenge? <BR> <BR> <em>386</em> <BR> Mon, 23 Sep 2013 08:40:00 EST Omaha Fall Challenge: WEEK FOUR! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7535x10496x54916167 This is the start of WEEK FOUR of the Omaha Fall Challenge. We have been on the challenge for only three weeks so we are only beginning. Each of us set our own goal for the nine week challenge, ending October 31st. Most wanted to lose weight. Some might want to maintain. It's not too late to join the challenge. Just join on this thread, that's fine. <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> How are you doing? You don't have to reveal your weight, just your weight loss or gain. Sun, 15 Sep 2013 23:52:00 EST Do you watch COOKING Shows on TV? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x54905325 Yes, I like several of them. My favorite TV Cooking show is "Chopped". It's a competition between four people with three of them eventually being "Chopped" and the last remaining as the champion. <BR> <BR> Do you watch COOKING SHOWS on TV? Which one or ones are your favorites? <BR> <BR> <em>4</em> Sun, 15 Sep 2013 00:02:31 EST Do you take a DAILY MULTIVITAMIN? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x54860314 Yes. I don't always take a multivitamin but I have since I broke my knee then had it replaced. I needed 5 blood transfusions because of blood loss (3 the week I had my fall and 2 after my knee replacement). Now that I have recuperated from that trauma I may not continue to take a multivitamin after my present bottle is emptied. I have not decided. <BR> <BR> Do you take a DAILY MULTIVITAMIN? <BR> <BR> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 02:14:24 EST What TIME of day do you SPARK? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x54859892 I Spark early in the morning and sometimes later but always early in the morning. Since I am also in a time zone 6-7 hours early than Omaha, that means I start Sparking before some of you have Sparked for the evening before. <BR> <em>128</em> <em>56</em> <em>12</em> <em>56</em> <em>128</em> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 00:21:33 EST Omaha Fall Challenge WEEK THREE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7535x10496x54833694 We are just starting week THREE of our Omaha Fall Challenge. It's not too late to join. We are each setting our own weight loss goal, weight to lose before the end of October. You may start the challenge here. If you are in maintenance mode, pick your own challenge between now and the end of October. <BR> <BR> For those on the challenge, how are you doing? Are you making progress? Let us know on this thread. Let's encourage each other. <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> Mon, 9 Sep 2013 01:09:30 EST Omaha Fall Challenge WEEK TWO! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7535x10496x54747224 The Omaha Fall challenge is starting it's second week. <BR> <BR> I started at 211.5 pounds but attended a three day retreat and ate too much so I now have more than 10 pounds to lose before the October 31st date. I still maintain my same goal to lose the 10 pounds though but I'll have to work harder to do so. <BR> <BR> How about others who are in the challenge? How did you do? <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> Mon, 2 Sep 2013 01:36:02 EST Omaha Septembe -October CHAT Room! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x54723666 This thread is for either chatting, asking questions about the Sparkpeople website or giving us your news. <BR> Are you new to SparkPeople? Do you have questions about navigating around the site? <BR> Are you doing well? Meeting your SparkGoals? <BR> Have you recently run a race? Walked a 5K? Joined a Gym? <BR> <BR> Here's a question to start with..... so you're on the Omaha team. Where do you actually live? In Omaha? Gretna? Iowa? another State? Africa (I live in Africa)? <BR> <BR> W... Sat, 31 Aug 2013 01:03:38 EST Are you TEACHING or ATTENDING School? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x54723530 There are many Sparkmembers who either TEACH school or ATTEND school. Are you one of them? What do you teach? What are you studying. Has your school year started already? If not, when do you start school? Does being in school, or teaching school change the way you SPARK? <BR> <BR> <em>149</em> <em>150</em> <em>207</em> <em>203</em> <em>387</em> Sat, 31 Aug 2013 00:39:56 EST Do you have plans for this LABOR DAY Weekend? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x54723510 Actually, I live in Africa so it's not a holiday here. I am at a retreat for the Nursing Students though and that will end Sunday noon. Monday will be a regular work day for me. <BR> <BR> How about you? Are you doing something special this Labor Day Weekend? <BR> <BR> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <BR> <BR> Sat, 31 Aug 2013 00:35:27 EST What are your Goals for SEPTEMBER? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7535x10496x54686710 My goal for August was to lose 4 pounds. I lost 1.5 so far and have kept it off. I still have a few days left of August. <BR> <BR> My goals for September: <BR> 1. Lose 4 pounds. <BR> 2. Finish reading two books that I have started. <BR> 3. Exercise at least 500 minutes to get a 500 minute trophy. <BR> <BR> How about you? What are your Goals for September? <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 01:40:41 EST What Exercise did you do TODAY? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7550x10496x54686653 What exercise did you do today or what exercise do you plan to do today? <BR> <BR> <em>326</em> <em>318</em> <em>319</em> <em>237</em> <em>278</em> <em>364</em> <em>311</em> <em>362</em> <em>321</em> <em>315</em> <em>324</em> <em>332</em> <em>317</em> <em>131</em> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 01:25:24 EST Give it AWAY Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7535x10496x54651257 What are we to give away? SparkGOODIES! <BR> <BR> Give a SparkGoodie to each of two people from the Omaha Team and then when you've finished the challenge let us know with an emoticon on this thread. <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> Sun, 25 Aug 2013 08:27:37 EST Please JOIN.....Omaha FALL Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7535x10496x54649880 <em>465</em> <em>426</em> <em>427</em> <BR> <BR> Let's have an Omaha Fall Challenge! <BR> <BR> <em>465</em> <em>426</em> <em>427</em> <BR> <BR> From now until the end of October, let's lose weight. There are about nine weeks before the end of October. Each person can decide his or her goal for these weeks. <BR> <BR> MY challenge will be to lose 10 pounds in the next NINE weeks. You chose your own weight loss challenge. You may join the challenge anytime during the ch... Sun, 25 Aug 2013 03:34:59 EST NEW TO THIS BUT EXCITED :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10496x54609241 Hi, I am new to all this and trying to get motivated. I was shocked to see so many people from Omaha do this :). If anyone works out at the Kroc Center and would like a workout buddy, I could use the push and would be happy to work out with someone or a group of people. Wed, 21 Aug 2013 16:40:31 EST Do you eat Hot Oatmeal? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x54601523 Yes, and I had it for breakfast this morning. <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Wed, 21 Aug 2013 00:26:26 EST How many SparkPoints do you aim for each day? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x54601514 When I was first on SP I tried to get about 50 SparkPoints each day. Now I aim for 25 points so I can get the Bonus Spin. Of course, since I'm at level 20, I have no more trophies to work towards. <BR> <BR> How about you? How many SparkPoints do you aim for each day? <BR> <BR> <em>347</em> <em>347</em> <em>347</em> Wed, 21 Aug 2013 00:25:05 EST Do you like your veggies Fresh, Frozen, or Canned? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x54489315 I eat them all. It is hard to get frozen veggies in town but they are available in the capital city. Many fresh veggies are not always available here on the equator. I eat lots of canned veggies. <BR> <BR> <em>368</em> <em>267</em> <em>291</em> <em>372</em> <em>370</em> Mon, 12 Aug 2013 01:05:24 EST Do you MEASURE your Food? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x54475616 Not everything. I do measure some foods but not most. I also don't track my food but I SHOULD! <BR> <BR> <em>234</em> Sat, 10 Aug 2013 22:25:31 EST How do you use your Microwave Oven? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x54466408 I mostly just heat up leftovers. I do heat my water for tea each morning. I also make my scrambled eggs in the microwave as well as my hot oatmeal when I have it for breakfast. Last week I did do some chicken pieces in the microwave by first adding a bit of BBQ sauce on top of them. <BR> <BR> How do you use your Microwave Oven? <BR> <em>38</em> <BR> Sat, 10 Aug 2013 04:59:39 EST Automatic or not? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x54466399 Do you drive a vehicle with Automatic Transmission or a car with a manual transmission? <BR> <BR> I should be driving a vehicle with automatic transmission because of my left leg that won't bend correctly but my car here in Africa is a manual. I am able to drive but have to really concentrate to get my foot on the clutch pedal. <BR> <BR> How about you? What do you drive? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Sat, 10 Aug 2013 04:53:26 EST The Glow Run 5k http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7550x10496x54453185 Anyone doing it? <BR> <BR> I am. Also doing a diabetes walk this weekend! :) Fri, 9 Aug 2013 00:08:27 EST I am back http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x54414585 I am back. I was gone because I had emergency surgery. I wasn't feeling well after having breakfast. Sever stomach pain. After 2 days I final had husband take me to the ER. I thought it might be my appendix. They did a CT scan. I had a infection. my colon was inflamed from my diverticulitis. I was diagnosed with diverticulitis in Jan. Shortly after that I found out that I had cysts on my ovaries and then had my ovaries removed. <BR> <BR> After I had my CT scan on July 21 they also seen I ha... Tue, 6 Aug 2013 03:49:15 EST Easy Ways to Lose Weight!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x54388952 Below find a link to a Reader's Digest article called, "Easy Ways to Lose Weight: 50+ Ideas". It has a very good list of weight loss tips for each of us! Enjoy....... <BR> <BR> <link>www.rd.com/health/diet-weight-loss/e<BR>asy-ways-to-lose-weight-50-ideas/ </link> <BR> <BR> One tip I thought was good was, #30-- " Use flavorings such as hot sauce, salsa, and Cajun seasonings instead of relying on butter and creamy or sugary sauces." <BR> <BR> What are some of the tips that you appreciat... Sun, 4 Aug 2013 07:53:53 EST A-Z Things you can do besides EAT! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21654x10496x54362271 A- Articulate! <BR> <BR> Fri, 2 Aug 2013 00:11:07 EST What are your Goals for August? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7535x10496x54353572 I gained some weight in July so my goal is to lose weight in August. I would like to lose at least three pounds. <BR> <BR> <em>9</em> Thu, 1 Aug 2013 10:57:29 EST Do you eat JELLO? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x54275877 Yes, I love Jello. I like it with fruit, or marshmallows. It is refreshing. I like most flavors but certainly red ones. I like both regular and diet JELLO. <BR> <BR> Do you eat JELLO? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Fri, 26 Jul 2013 10:04:14 EST Master Cleanse.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21654x10496x54247101 ...is disgusting. This elixer is the worst. Anyone ever try this, is it safe or is it all a hoax? I read it can deteriorate lean muscle. 50% say its bad, the other half say we're supposed to cleanse twice a year. I don't know what to think of it anymore. <BR> <BR> The salt water flush makes me nervous too, because that much sodium daily is kind've scarey. Wed, 24 Jul 2013 01:51:49 EST If you wake up early.......... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x54157901 If you wake up early can you fall back to sleep? <BR> <BR> <em>102</em> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 00:32:02 EST How do you SLEEP? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7535x10496x54143478 I don't sleep well and need to really work on getting more sleep. Right now it's before 4am and I am about to take a nap! I think I have sleep apnea and will check on that the next time I'm in the States. Also, our internet here in Africa is faster (working) during the night so when I wake up, I get up... far too early! That is not good for me... nor my health. <BR> <BR> How do you sleep? <BR> <BR> <em>102</em> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 22:49:12 EST Nutrition & Fitness Tracker Changes! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7535x10496x54112384 Many of you have already seen this article about the Nutrition and Fitness Tracker Changes... but perhaps others have not yet seen it. Recently the Nutrition and the Fitness Trackers were changed so that they talk with each other. The suggested calorie range is based on fitness level day by day as I understand it. <BR> <BR> For those already on SP when the new changes took place, they are not automatic. If you would like these changes to take effect you'll need to follow the instructions in ... Sat, 13 Jul 2013 13:34:17 EST So Excited!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x54110793 I went to the doctor yesterday and he increase the dosage on my Januvia to 50mg and I woke up this morning my fasting sugar was 107 reading.. YES!!! it was most of the time 135-145. I am so excited. People with diabetes will understand. Sat, 13 Jul 2013 10:50:30 EST this is not diet related http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x54094417 I have to move to a new place that does not except pets. If anyone would like a sweet and adorable cat we have two. I would love to keep them but we have to move. If you look at my spark page you can see pictures of them. They are both girls and they are both very sweet. If you have a friend who is looking for a cat they are both spayed and front claws removed. They both are licensed for the city of Omaha and both have micro chips if they get lost. Thu, 11 Jul 2013 23:32:18 EST under or over bmr? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7535x10496x54088604 I'm confused. Do I eat my BMR or do I eat below it or over? I work out an average of 500 calories a day by swimming or golfing, so.....if my BMR is 2200, do I eat around 1700 and then work out and burn 500 calories? I want to lose weight safely but I want to get it off asap. Isn't loosing a pound every few days okay? What do I do?! Thu, 11 Jul 2013 14:28:00 EST On HOW MANY teams do you HUDDLE each day? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x54077323 I huddle on 4-5 Sparkteams each day. I huddle at twice on the Omaha team so I get my five points for huddling. For those who are new to SP, HUDDLING is like Cheering on team members. If I have no time to do anything else on SP, I at least try to Huddle on certain teams so people know I'm still around. <BR> <BR> On HOW MANY teams do you HUDDLE each day? <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> Wed, 10 Jul 2013 17:34:46 EST Did you watch FIREWORKS this week? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x54033132 No, there were no fireworks here in Africa since it was not their Independence Day. <BR> <BR> How about you? Did you watch Fireworks this week? Did you go someplace to watch them or did you watch them from your yard? <BR> <BR> <em>283</em> <em>283</em> <em>283</em> <em>283</em> <em>283</em> Sun, 7 Jul 2013 10:53:28 EST Do you use Artificial Sweeteners? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x54008001 There is much to say about the use of Artificial Sweeteners. Here is an article about them. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutriti<BR>on_articles.asp?id=289 </link> <BR> <BR> I do not use Artificial Sweeteners except when I drink Diet Coke which I have not yet given up. I also drink Crystal Lite Tea. Otherwise I do not have Sugar Free (artificially sweetened) foods available to me here in Africa. <BR> <BR> Do you use Artificial Sweeteners? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Fri, 5 Jul 2013 07:23:17 EST Changes with SparkPeople! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x53968365 Perhaps you have noticed some changes with the Start page or with the Polls being gone. This link will explain some recent changes. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po<BR>st=simplified_sparkpoints_and_more_of_<BR>them </link> Tue, 2 Jul 2013 00:37:44 EST What is your favorite kind of MELON? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x53948020 What is your favorite kind of MELON? <BR> <BR> I love Cantaloupe but I can not buy it here in Africa. I ate some watermelon this week at the hotel where I stayed. That tasted great. <BR> <BR> <em>491</em> <em>491</em> <em>491</em> <BR> Sun, 30 Jun 2013 15:50:59 EST What are your plans for JULY 4th? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x53947888 I have invited a friend over for dinner for JULY 4th but we here on the station will be celebrating Independence Day on Saturday July 6th. We will have a meal together and then watch a movie. I don't think anyone has any fireworks this year and of course it is not a Holiday where I live in Africa. There will be about 17 of us, 13 kids and 4 adults. A friend and I tried to buy a Watermelon but we could not find any for sale. I'm not sure what our Celebration meal will be but it should be somet... Sun, 30 Jun 2013 15:37:54 EST Omaha JULY-AUGUST Chat Room! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x53947824 Here's a Chat Room for the Omaha team. Come meet others and just get to know each other better. <BR> <BR> I have just finished one week of vacation and plan to enjoy one more week of a STAYCATION, staying at home. Then the next two weeks I'll be teaching a computer class to Nursing Students. <BR> <BR> Sun, 30 Jun 2013 15:31:11 EST SparkPage Decorations for JULY 4th! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7535x10496x53947790 I have just decorated my SparkPage up for INDEPENDENCE DAY! <BR> <BR> <em>283</em> <em>232</em> <em>195</em> <em>232</em> <em>283</em> <BR> <BR> I will give a SparkGoodie to any Omaha SparkTeam Member who also decorates his or her SparkPage up to help celebrate JULY 4th. Let me/us all know on this thread when you are done decorating your SparkPage so we can all enjoy the Red White and Blue!!! <BR> <BR> Sun, 30 Jun 2013 15:27:52 EST What are your Goals for JULY? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7535x10496x53947751 My goal for JUNE was to get a Fitness Minutes trophy and I did get a 250 minute Trophy! <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> My goal for JULY is to get a 500 minute Fitness Minutes Trophy! <BR> <BR> <em>386</em> Sun, 30 Jun 2013 15:22:49 EST Do you own a Flat-screen TV? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x53850223 Nope, not yet. I have two old fashioned TVs here in Africa and I hope at least one keeps working until I move back to the States at the end of 2014. When I get to the USA for retirement, I'll buy a flat-screen TV. <BR> <BR> How about you? Do you own a Flat-screen TV? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Sun, 23 Jun 2013 00:05:40 EST Do you drink MILK? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x53850152 Yes. I was raised in a milkman's house. Out here in Africa though we get either powdered milk or sterilized long shelf milk which does not have to be refrigerated until opened. I don't care for either unless it becomes chocolate milk. In the States I often drink milk. <BR> <BR> <em>466</em> <em>466</em> <em>466</em> <em>466</em> <em>466</em> Sat, 22 Jun 2013 23:57:17 EST What are your favorite Cooking Tools? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x53680139 Crock pot, rice cooker and George Foreman Grill! I also like my yogurt maker and of course my electric mixer. Oh, my Microwave probably is the most necessary "tool" in the kitchen besides the stove/oven. <BR> <BR> Non electric? paring knife. <BR> <BR> <BR> Mon, 10 Jun 2013 08:01:23 EST A-Z Television Names- Either Real or Screen Names http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21654x10496x53667062 A- Alvin the Chipmunk :-) Sun, 9 Jun 2013 08:27:24 EST Have you ever eaten in secret? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x53666923 Here's a discussion question I got from another team: <BR> <BR> Have you ever eaten in secret and/or hidden food or food containers/wrappers? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Sun, 9 Jun 2013 08:11:57 EST Do you SLEEP well? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x53611319 I do not sleep many hours but when I am asleep I sleep well. Sometimes I only sleep 4-5 hours though. I need to work on sleeping longer as I know that would be better for me health. I often get up and sit in my recliner and then sometimes fall back to sleep for a "nap". <BR> <BR> How about you? Do you SLEEP well? <BR> <BR> <em>102</em> Tue, 4 Jun 2013 23:19:39 EST hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10496x53601878 Hi my name is Sheila Foster and I am new and eager to learn and want to loose the weight i love to take pictures and have a <BR> business of childcare of 32 years and now its time for me i want to loose weight. please help in anyway u can. thank u Tue, 4 Jun 2013 10:35:12 EST On how many SparkTeams are you ACTIVE? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x53568100 I am active or semi active on six SparkTeams. <BR> <BR> How about you? On how many SparkTeams are you ACTIVE? I am not asking on how many teams you are a member but on how many teams are you ACTIVE? <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> Sun, 2 Jun 2013 02:26:38 EST What causes you to Struggle? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x53568088 For me it would probably be lack of motivation. If I were more motivated to lose weight I would eat better. Of course with my knee break last year it makes walking more of a struggle so exercising is more difficult. <BR> <BR> I will NOT GIVE UP though!! <BR> <BR> How about you? What causes you to Struggle? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Sun, 2 Jun 2013 02:23:34 EST What are your plans for the SUMMER? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x53556128 With schools letting out and the good weather in Omaha, what are your plans for the Summer? Will you be taking a vacation? Traveling? Planting a garden? Running or Walking a race? Going to the Zoo? Moving your Exercising outside? Flying off somewhere? Taking a cruise? Camping? <BR> <BR> What are your plans for the SUMMER? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Sat, 1 Jun 2013 03:07:15 EST What are your GOALS for June? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7535x10496x53516411 May is almost done and June will be here by the end of the week! What are your goals? <BR> <BR> Mine = removing fast food/processed foods from my diet/pantry. I feel best when I am eating clean and that is going to be my goal for June! I want to have removed fast food entirely and updated at least 75% of my pantry to whole grains for cooking clean. Ready, set, go!! <BR> <BR> <BR> GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE WITH THEIR JUNE GOALS!!! Tue, 28 May 2013 23:17:36 EST Have you met your Weight Goal? Are you maintainin? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x53491392 No, I am still working on losing weight. <BR> <BR> <em>7</em> Sun, 26 May 2013 23:42:45 EST Which MEAL do you prefer to eat at a Restaurant? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x53474010 Between Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner, which meal do you prefer to eat out at a Restaurant? <BR> <BR> I think I prefer to eat out for evening dinner because I would be with a friend or family. Other meals that I would maybe eat out alone. I do like to eat breakfast type foods at a restaurant though. <BR> <BR> <em>4</em> Sat, 25 May 2013 11:23:43 EST What Exercise Equipment do you own? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x53473376 Balance ball, no seated foot peddler, 5 pound dumb bells, walking shoes, Trekking poles, pedometer, exercise DVDs. <BR> <BR> I use some of them. Need to use more. <BR> <BR> How about you? What do you own? Do you use them? <BR> <BR> <em>60</em> <em>34</em> <em>317</em> <em>322</em> <em>327</em> <em>326</em> <em>278</em> <em>68</em> <em>325</em> <em>294</em> <em>281</em> <em>260</em> <em>315</em> <BR> Sat, 25 May 2013 10:24:13 EST Are you in TRAINING for a RACE (Walk or Run)? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x53407075 Omaha is now in the season where there are many fundraiser Walk and Run Races. Have you recently been in a race or are you in TRAINING for one? Which one or ones? <BR> <BR> <em>364</em> <em>365</em> <em>366</em> <em>363</em> <em>311</em> Mon, 20 May 2013 02:35:17 EST Have you had a SPORTS INJURY? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x53383853 I have had plenty of injuries but never because of Sports. Well, I have had plantar fasciitiss in my heels because of walking but nothing else that is sports related. <BR> <BR> Have you ad a SPORTS INJURY? <BR> <BR> <em>386</em> Sat, 18 May 2013 02:43:38 EST Do you change your Exercises in warm weather? How? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x53337347 I live in Africa where it is always warm. My exercise remains walking outside. <BR> I know it is finally warmer in Omaha. Do you change your Exercises in warm weather? How? <BR> <BR> <em>311</em> <em>260</em> <em>300</em> <em>323</em> <em>318</em> <em>278</em> <em>281</em> <em>321</em> <em>313</em> Tue, 14 May 2013 02:03:39 EST CLA? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x53258182 My mother and sister have been using CLA (helps reduce fat around hips and stomach), they have reported great results. I started taking 2000 mg per day today. Has anyone used this supplement? Any good information/resluts? Tue, 7 May 2013 17:33:56 EST Omaha MAY- JUNE Chat Room! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x53173828 May is here. I hope Omaha has some nice flowers out now. There are flowers year round where I live in Africa. I have some flowering bushes around my house. I don't know many names except "snow on the mountain" and also hibiscus in various colors. I also have a purple bouganvilia bush. <BR> <BR> Happy May Day! Wed, 1 May 2013 01:39:50 EST How often do you give SPARKGOODIES? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x53136461 I should give out SparkGoodies every day but I don't. I have lots of Points that I could use for giving them out. I'll need to try to do better to encourage people through giving Goodies with memos. I love getting them although I don't always thank those who send them. Thanks to all who encourage me through your goodies and notes. <BR> <BR> How about you? How often do you give SPARKGOODIES? Do you live GETTING them? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Sun, 28 Apr 2013 08:49:42 EST What food did you eat for your last meal? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x53136392 My last meal was Sunday lunch. I ate leftover sweet and sour chicken over rice plus corn. I had some bread with cheese and some papaya. <BR> My meal was frozen and it seemed to take FOREVER to cook in the microwave. I sure hope my microwave is not going bad. <BR> <BR> How about you? What food did you eat for your last meal? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>4</em> Sun, 28 Apr 2013 08:40:53 EST What EXERCISE TROPHY is your Goal for MAY? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7535x10496x53136058 Since breaking my knee I have not been exercising enough. My goal is to get ANY exercise trophy during the month of MAY. I will be happy to get a 250 minute Exercise trophy. <BR> <BR> <em>311</em> <em>311</em> <em>311</em> Sun, 28 Apr 2013 08:17:35 EST do you watch exercise videos? DVD or online. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x53030479 I like to watch the videos at Spark People. They always give me good ideas and I feel great when I am done. <BR> <BR> <em>317</em> <em>322</em> <em>34</em> Fri, 19 Apr 2013 12:48:04 EST What grows in your GARDEN? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x52998239 Gardening can bring good exercise. Many people plant flowers. Others plant veggies, or even fruits. Do you GARDEN? What grows in your GARDEN? <BR> <BR> <em>214</em> <em>87</em> <em>126</em> <em>378</em> <em>284</em> <em>210</em> <em>289</em> <em>45</em> <em>368</em> <em>367</em> <em>370</em> Wed, 17 Apr 2013 01:35:25 EST What are your plans for Exercising this weekend? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x52946640 Saturday, today, I will be getting ready for a garage sale that I will have next week. I will be hauling lots boxes and things to another location. That will be lots of exercise. I may also get in a walk outside. Tomorrow I will likely not exercise unless I do take a walk. Sat, 13 Apr 2013 02:55:27 EST Will you buy a ZOO pass this year? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x52927339 With a wonderful ZOO in Omaha comes a great place to walk, exercise. Do you normally buy a zoo pass? Will you buy a ZOO PASS this year? <BR> <BR> <em>86</em> <em>174</em> <em>200</em> <em>240</em> <em>134</em> <em>160</em> <em>219</em> Thu, 11 Apr 2013 15:59:12 EST Have you reached your Weight Goal? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x52927275 Most of us on SparkPeople want to lose weight so we set a weight goal. I have not lost the weight I want to lose but I have lost some weight. Had I not been on SparkPeople I'm sure I would have gained weight instead of lost it. <BR> <BR> Have you reached your ultimate Weight Goal? Are you now on maintenance mode? <BR> <BR> <em>7</em> <em>224</em> <em>248</em> <em>248</em> <em>248</em> Thu, 11 Apr 2013 15:53:47 EST How many Televisions do you have? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x52820979 I have two, one in my livingroom and one in my bedroom. I admit, I watch entirely too much TV. <BR> <BR> How many Televisions do you have in your house? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Thu, 4 Apr 2013 03:15:56 EST Strawberry or Grape? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x52820972 If you use jam, which do you prefer? Strawberry or Grape? <BR> <BR> Of the two, I prefer Strawberry. But my favorite is Blackberry. In fact, I shipped some sugar free blackberry jam from the States to Africa because it is not available here. <BR> <BR> <em>476</em> Thu, 4 Apr 2013 03:12:00 EST Pancakes or Waffles? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x52820965 I love them both but make pancakes more often because they are quicker and easier to make. I like them with butter and sugar free maple syrup on top. I sometimes also put peanut butter and syrup on my pancakes. <BR> <BR> Which do you like? Pancakes or Waffles? How do you like them fixed? What topping? <BR> <BR> <em>484</em> Thu, 4 Apr 2013 03:07:40 EST Did you pre-order The Spark Solution book? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x52790378 Yes, I did decide to order the book which will be out in May. It will be mailed to a home in the States and then I will have it brought over to Africa by a visitor who will come this summer. <BR> Through pre-ordering the book I got three months of SparkCoach free. Now I need to take advantage of that and lose some weight! <BR> <BR> <em>7</em> Tue, 2 Apr 2013 00:40:38 EST Omaha registered voters. Will you be voting? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x52783373 Will you be voting in the Mayoral primary on Tuesday? <BR> <BR> I will vote. <BR> <em>38</em> Mon, 1 Apr 2013 15:52:10 EST Do you do a daily SparkPeople Poll? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x52762953 Yes, if there is a poll that I have not done. Since I have been on SP for over five years I sometimes go a week or two without doing a SP poll then go look to see if there are new questions. A week or so ago I found that SP had added more poll questions so for now, I am again answering them. <BR> <BR> Do you do a daily SP Poll? <BR> <BR> <em>347</em> Sun, 31 Mar 2013 07:55:21 EST What are your GOALS for April? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7535x10496x52750556 I would like to lose at least 2 pounds. <BR> I would like to finish reading two books that I have started. <BR> I would like to take regular walks outside. <BR> I plan to have a garage sale on the 20th. That wil take lots of my time. <BR> <BR> How about you? What are your GOALS for April? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Sat, 30 Mar 2013 03:30:29 EST Are you on Multiple diet websites? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x52713337 Are you on Multiple Diet websites or does SparkPeople meet your needs? <BR> <BR> I am only on SparkPeople. <BR> <BR> <BR> How about you? <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> Wed, 27 Mar 2013 09:37:25 EST Do you SAVE money? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x52712922 Yes, I try to. I have money sent to a retirement account each month. Also more money to an employee's saving account that I can get at if I have a larger purchase to make. <BR> <BR> Do you SAVE money? <BR> <BR> <em>88</em> Wed, 27 Mar 2013 09:09:23 EST Do you make LISTS? Do you follow them? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x52680317 Do you make lists of things to do, groceries to buy, etc? <BR> <BR> I do not usually make a list of things to do unless I am overwhelmed and think I might forget something. Or the night before a trip, so I remember what to take. I do make grocery lists but I do not always take them with me to the store. I do not make a written schedule for my time. Nor do I make a meal plan for the week. <BR> <BR> Do you make lists? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 02:15:37 EST Which Cranberries do you like? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x52667408 Do you like cranberries? In which form, whole or in a gelatin like sauce? Do you buy your cranberries in a can or fresh? <BR> <BR> I prefer cranberries sauce rather than whole cranberries. I only use that which is in a can. I have never prepared fresh cranberries. <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Sun, 24 Mar 2013 02:33:35 EST Do you get enough SLEEP? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x52595105 Nope, I go to sleep well but wake up early, way too early. This has been happening for past years although I slept better at a younger age. <BR> <BR> How do you sleep? Do you get enough sleep? What helps you to sleep better. Have you every had sleeping problem but then were able to change to a good sleep pattern? <BR> <BR> Please give your ideas here as I believe there are many more people out there who have problems sleeping. <BR> <BR> <em>102</em> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 22:05:22 EST Favorite Food..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x52586760 What is your favorite food if calories were no issue....and if they are, have you found a way to healthy up that food? <BR> <BR> My all time favorite can-eat-it-every-day food is sushi....i know not everybody's cup of tea but I love it, next would probably be steak. Mon, 18 Mar 2013 11:20:56 EST Trivia Quiz? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x52580807 Do you take do the Trivia Quiz on SparkPeople? Are you happy with your results? <BR> <BR> I do much better than I used to do but of course some questions I have missed over and mover. My percentage is gradually creeping up though. <BR> <BR> Do you enjoy doing the Trivia game on SP? <BR> <BR> Sun, 17 Mar 2013 23:15:59 EST Do you BLOG? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x52580695 I love to blog and I keep two of them up. I also do my hospital website but sadly, I've not been keeping that one up very well. When I blog, it is very factual. I am not good at showing much emotion in my blogs. No deep secrets from me. <BR> <BR> Do you BLOG? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Sun, 17 Mar 2013 23:11:20 EST Do you eat BEETS? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x52554458 Yes, I eat beets but not very often. I have only had Harvard beets or plain canned beets. I have never had a non canned beet. <BR> <BR> How about you? Do you eat BEETS? How do you like them prepared? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Sat, 16 Mar 2013 00:04:06 EST How is your WAIST? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x52544917 I'm sure not going to let you know what my WAIST measures, only to say that it is far too large!! I am obese and want to have my waist measurement diminish. I am not "apple" shaped nor "pear" shaped. I have an "avocado" shape! <BR> <BR> Here's an article to read about the three shapes. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness<BR>_articles.asp?id=776 </link> <BR> <BR> How is your WAIST? What is your SHAPE? <BR> <BR> <em>7</em> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 10:22:35 EST How are your EYES? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x52506860 I wear glasses all the time. No line progressives with prisms for double vision. I can not see much without them but I can see very well with my glasses. <BR> <BR> How are your EYES? <BR> <BR> <em>40</em> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 20:43:53 EST How are your HIPS? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x52493577 My hips are pretty good. The only time I've had problems with arthritis pain in my right hip is when I drive a long distance with my foot on the pedal of the car (no cruise control on my vehicle) or during the time that I spent three months using a walker and hoping on my right leg! <BR> <BR> <em>360</em> <BR> <BR> How are your HIPS? Mon, 11 Mar 2013 22:58:27 EST ABC's of/in/about your house http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21654x10496x52486637 A- Aprons <BR> <BR> Mon, 11 Mar 2013 14:18:09 EST How is your THYROID? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x52477584 I have a hypothyroid. I have a goiter that is being treated with synthroid (levothyroxine). I have had several untrasounds, showing nodules. <BR> <BR> How is your THYROID? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Sun, 10 Mar 2013 23:06:26 EST What is your favorite EXERCISE? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x52464750 Walking <BR> <BR> <em>311</em> <em>311</em> <em>311</em> <em>311</em> <em>311</em> Sun, 10 Mar 2013 00:27:38 EST How are you TEETH? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x52464587 In inherited bad teeth. Forty years ago I had many of my teeth removed because of periodontal disease. I have permanent bridges in place to replace most of those teeth that were taken. I still battle with my gums though and now have many crowns. Over all, I do not have toothaches. I do have jaw aches sometimes if I have been clenching my teeth while sleeping. A night mouth guard helps that. I am able to eat well with my teeth, as is evident from my weight! <BR> <em>2</em> <BR> <BR> Now y... Sun, 10 Mar 2013 00:01:57 EST The Color Run in Omaha on May 25, 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7550x10496x52463040 I would love to get a team together to do The Color Run in Omaha on May 25, 2013 (not to be confused with the Color Me Rad 5K on the 11th in Council Bluffs). I will be walking the whole thing since my knees are shot, but this one isn't timed, and ANYONE is welcome, even 80+ year old walkers (who are probably STILL faster than I am!) Please e-mail me if you'd like to walk together or just register as a team to save $5 each! The charity is Habitat for Humanity. Sat, 9 Mar 2013 21:40:48 EST My SparkBlog! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x52451648 After 146 weeks of a blogging streak, I am again unable to post my blog entries. I write them but I get an error message when I try to post the blogs. I have tried changing computers, changing browsers, deleting cookies, the cache, writing with Word and copying and pasting, etc. I have written to SP tech but no one has been able to help me. For awhile in January I was able to post but then not since then. <BR> <BR> Today I started an Alternate SparkBlog using Blogger. I don't get points for ... Sat, 9 Mar 2013 01:33:57 EST How are your KNEES? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x52407592 I have had bad knees for over fifteen years. Osteoarthritis set into my knees because of age, obesity, use, etc. I have taken Glucosamine and Chondroitin for many years for this pain with much relief from using these over the counter remedies. Then one year ago I broke my left knee and had five surgeries on my leg. Today that knee does not have arthritis but feels tight, stiff, etc because of all the trauma and the metal and plastic knee inside. My right knee though still has the osteoarthrit... Wed, 6 Mar 2013 00:57:22 EST How are your FEET? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x52375896 Many people who walk a lot or who run or jog have problems with their feet. I know that when I have walked a lot, especially if I did not have good shoes, I have had bouts of plantar fasciitis, inflammation of the plantar region of the foot which caused a lot of pain in my foot or feet. I have had cortisone injections several times. My feet are now ok. <BR> <BR> How are your FEET? <BR> <BR> <em>311</em> <em>311</em> <em>311</em> <em>311</em> <em>311</em> Sun, 3 Mar 2013 23:28:14 EST Have you ever seen a Sea Turtle? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x52375853 Yes, about ten years ago I went to the beach twice to see Sea Turtles. They are huge! The females were on land and laying eggs and then went back into the sea. I live on a coastal country on the equator, in Africa. It is one of the countries where sea turtles lay eggs. <BR> <BR> Have you ever seen a Sea Turtle? Maybe there is a Sea Turtle or a huge Tortoise at the Henry Dourly Zoo. <BR> <BR> <em>134</em> <em>134</em> <em>134</em> <em>134</em> <em>134</em> Sun, 3 Mar 2013 23:23:40 EST Do you eat Chocolate Nut Spreads? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x52332747 I just had breakfast and ate one piece of peanut butter toast and a second piece of toast with a chocolate nut spread, similar to Nutella. It helps me get my "chocolate fix". <BR> <BR> Do you eat Chocolate Nut Spreads? <BR> <BR> <em>493</em> Thu, 28 Feb 2013 23:12:48 EST Omaha March- April Chat Room! Come on in!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x52318664 Welcome to the Omaha Chat Room. It's a place to meet, ask questions, get to know each other. Drop in when you can. <BR> <BR> <em>235</em> Thu, 28 Feb 2013 03:28:37 EST What are your GOALS for March? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7535x10496x52318652 I tweaked my goals a couple of weeks ago. I do not have a specific weight loss goal. My goals include: <BR> <BR> Read a Heath News Article at least 3 times a week. <BR> Read a Motivational SP Article at least 3 times a week. <BR> Take a walk at least 3 times a week. <BR> Avoid eating after 8pm <BR> <BR> Etc. <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> <BR> <BR> What about you? What are your GOALS for March? <BR> Thu, 28 Feb 2013 03:24:23 EST Motivating and Inspiring Quotes! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21654x10496x52257856 We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while <BR> <BR> others judge us by what we have already done. <BR> <BR> - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Sun, 24 Feb 2013 02:21:36 EST Goodie Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7535x10496x52257648 Give a Spark Goodie to at least 3 Omaha Sparkteam members. Then come to this thread and let us know that you have finished the challenge! <BR> <BR> <em>306</em> Sun, 24 Feb 2013 01:42:57 EST Do you like to watch TV shows about weight loss? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x52257632 There are so many TV shows about losing weight. Some are factual about someone who has lost a lot of weight through various methods. Some are trying to sell a product. Others are reality contests to see who can lose the most weight. Do you like to watch TV shows about weight loss? <BR> <BR> <em>7</em> <em>7</em> <em>7</em> <em>7</em> <em>7</em> Sun, 24 Feb 2013 01:38:33 EST Pancakes or Waffles? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x52257608 I like them both but usually make pancakes. I use a low calorie syrup. Sometimes I also like to use peanut butter on my pancakes. <BR> <BR> How about you? Pancakes or Waffles? How do you like them? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Sun, 24 Feb 2013 01:34:12 EST What is your favorite COLOR? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x52257583 Blue but purple takes a close second! <BR> <BR> <em>322</em> <em>322</em> <em>322</em> Sun, 24 Feb 2013 01:31:14 EST Anyone interested in a lunch "reunion?" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7550x10496x52236585 After reading all the blogs and threads, it looks like we may need another SparkOmaha Reunion! People are getting fitter, their looks are changing and it seems like it's time to celebrate all the positives that I've been reading about. Changes in size, mental outlook, health, commitment, etc. all should be celebrated. <BR> <BR> So, who would be interested in lunch at the Westroads' Panera? Any suggestions on a date? It's been said before, but "let's just do it!" <em>41</em> <BR> <BR... Fri, 22 Feb 2013 13:03:55 EST Do you use the SP Food Tracker? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x52229427 No, but I should! <BR> <BR> <em>24</em> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 23:39:47 EST Do you have CHILDREN? How many? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x52215678 I have no children. <BR> <BR> Do you have Children? How many? Do they live with you or are they grown and out of the home? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 01:37:00 EST Ketchup, Mustard or Mayonnaise? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x52186191 I prefer Ketchup on beef but Mustard on ham. I prefer Mayonnaise on poultry. I am talking sandwiches. I usually do not use condiments when I am eating a meat at a main meal. <BR> <BR> How about you? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Tue, 19 Feb 2013 01:50:26 EST Do you use MIXES or bake from SCRATCH? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x52170504 I do both. I order some brownie mixes and sometimes cake mixes via a shipment from the States but I make all my chocolate cakes by scratch. <BR> <BR> How about you? Do you use MIXES or bake from SCRATCH? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Mon, 18 Feb 2013 00:41:54 EST Do you like to cook with garlic? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x52144683 I like to eat garlic and sometimes use garlic powder or garlic flakes. When I buy a whole garlic is seems to get forgotten in the fridge and it dries out before I can use it. <BR> <BR> Do you like to cook with garlic? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Sat, 16 Feb 2013 02:44:59 EST Did you Celebrate Valentine's Day? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x52130702 Nope, I live in Africa where Valentine's Day is not celebrated. I did receive a little heart from some of the American kids here. <BR> <BR> I'm wondering if you received or bought Valentine's Day candy? Chocolates? Did you eat candy yesterday? <BR> <BR> <em>129</em> <em>129</em> <em>129</em> <em>129</em> <em>129</em> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 23:45:29 EST Papillion dweller http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10496x52129909 <em>213</em> Hi! I have been on SparkPeople since January. Just really started getting involved though. I have mainly just been using it to log my food. Can't believe all the resources out here!! I live in Papillion near Walnut Creek and can't wait for the weather to get warmer so I can go walking! I have had trouble getting excercise in. I bought Zumba Gold for baby-boomers and have yet to open it. Need some motivation here!! LOL!! Thu, 14 Feb 2013 22:45:08 EST Making Progress or Struggling? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x52058775 Are you making progress with changing your lifestyle or weight or are you struggling to do so? <BR> <BR> I'm still struggling, It's a matter choice and I need to make wiser food choices. I also need more exercise. <BR> <BR> <em>249</em> Sun, 10 Feb 2013 00:32:55 EST OWN or RENT? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x52058751 I rent my duplex. It is actually provided for me here in Africa but on my salary stub it appears as if it is a rented house. <BR> <BR> How about you? Do you own or rent the place where you live? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Sun, 10 Feb 2013 00:29:41 EST Do you prefer shoveling snow or cutting grass? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x52058715 I prefer to cut grass. <BR> <BR> <em>67</em> <em>67</em> <em>67</em> Sun, 10 Feb 2013 00:25:46 EST Taco Salad - Dressing or no dressing?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x52045774 Earlier this week we made taco salad (and it was so yummy!). Do you like dressing on yours?? <BR> <BR> I like to use salsa for my dressing! :) Fri, 8 Feb 2013 23:54:08 EST What are your GOALS for February? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7535x10496x52031051 My goal is simple. Lose weight. Any amount of weight. Right now I weigh 260 pounds but I have recently weighed three pounds less. I would like to weigh 256 or less by the end of the month. <BR> <BR> I do some walking in the late afternoon but with temperatures in the 90s it is so hot. <BR> I would also like to do more reading. I have so many books that I would like to read. My goal is to finish the one I am reading and to perhaps finish a second, at least to get started on it. <BR> <BR> Thu, 7 Feb 2013 23:37:43 EST Are yo doing anything special for VALENTINE'S DAY? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x51999955 No, except that I have a couple of Valentine's cards that I will give to the American children who live on the Station. <BR> <BR> <em>129</em> <em>129</em> <em>129</em> Tue, 5 Feb 2013 23:32:20 EST Do you LIKE to Shovel SNOW? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x51906486 I live in Africa most of the time so do not need to even think about SNOW but in Omaha there is plenty of it. Because of my leg injury last year I do not think it wise for me to risk falling on icy snow. I guess my snow shoveling is over. I don't particularly like being out in the cold but I know that some people like it. <BR> <BR> Do you LIKE to Shovel SNOW? <BR> <BR> <em>425</em> <em>425</em> <em>425</em> <em>425</em> <em>425</em> <BR> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 04:48:26 EST Are you active on more than one ONLINE Diet site? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x51828011 No, I'm only active on SparkPeople.com. <BR> <BR> How about you? Are you active on more than one ONLINE Diet site? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Sat, 26 Jan 2013 05:17:59 EST Do you Scrapbook? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x51828005 No, I do not Scrapbook in the craft sort of way. I have put photos in an album but I am not artistic. I did enjoy making one online photo book though. <BR> <BR> Do you Scrapbook? <BR> <BR> <em>203</em> Sat, 26 Jan 2013 05:15:19 EST Do you like Orange Marmalade? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x51827995 No, I do not care for it. I remember my grandmother using it on her bread though. <BR> <BR> <em>474</em> <em>474</em> <em>474</em> <em>474</em> <em>474</em> Sat, 26 Jan 2013 05:11:50 EST Favorite season and why? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21654x10496x51756745 I love fall! Riding horses, or any other outdoor activity, when the colors are changing and the temps are cooler is just about as good as you can get. I love the smell of fall, too. So crisp and clean! Mon, 21 Jan 2013 16:56:01 EST Rice or Potatoes? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x51729518 I like rice but prefer potatoes. <BR> <BR> Which do you prefer, rice or potatoes? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Sat, 19 Jan 2013 23:42:01 EST How many hours of SLEEP to you get each night? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x51729464 On average I probably get 5-6 hours of sleep a night. I might doze in my recliner at another time during the day. <BR> <BR> How many hours of SLEEP to you get each night? <BR> <BR> <em>102</em> Sat, 19 Jan 2013 23:38:03 EST Congratulations to ISMEME for Reaching GOAL!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x51632876 <em>242</em> to ISMEME for losing 95 pounds to reach your GOAL WEIGHT!!! <BR> <BR> <em>345</em> <em>250</em> <em>380</em> <em>244</em> <em>243</em> <em>236</em> <em>248</em> <em>9</em> <em>224</em> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Check out ISMEME's blog entry telling that she reached her goal weight. Check "I Like" on her blog entry if you like what she says so she'll get a Popular Blog Award! Here is a link to her blog. <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_publi... Mon, 14 Jan 2013 07:53:50 EST Did you get a Flu Shot? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x51613961 I get a flu shot when I'm in the States because I have asthma so I'm one of those "at risk" people. When I am in Africa.... I do not get one because the country is not in the flu zone. No flu here like in the States. I did get one this fall because I was in the States. <BR> <BR> People in the States who work in most hospitals MUST get a flu shot as they are exposed all the time. In the hospital where my friend works, if an employee refuses the shot, he or she must wear a mask at work. Sun, 13 Jan 2013 02:08:11 EST Tell about your favorite "pet!" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21654x10496x51595801 I put "pet" in quotes because mine are considered furkids. My favorite and soul mate was my horse of over 30 years. I had her from the time she was weaned off her mom until she was 31 years old. I shared every big moment with her from the age of 13 on. I could go on and on about my Tequila. <BR> <BR> I have to say a very, very close second was my doggy soul mate. She was my first therapy dog that I also trained as a service dog for my students. She died 2 days short of her 12th birthda... Fri, 11 Jan 2013 22:16:44 EST Do you take walks or.... walk on a treadmill? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x51457830 When i walk, I actually go somewhere. I walk outside. I do not have a treadmill. <BR> <BR> How about you? <BR> <BR> <em>311</em> <em>311</em> <em>311</em> Thu, 3 Jan 2013 19:15:10 EST Do you put together Jigsaw puzzles? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21654x10496x51444358 I like putting jigsaw puzzles together. I have one going now that is of the U.S. Capital building. It is very hard, for those age 12 and up. There are strange pieces and flags all over!! I do enjoy it though. <BR> <BR> How about you? Do you put together jigsaw puzzles? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Wed, 2 Jan 2013 23:47:35 EST Do you eat cold cereal? What kind? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x51444166 Yes, I like cold cereal. I mostly eat Honey Nut Cherrios or Raisin Bran. <BR> <BR> <em>4</em> Wed, 2 Jan 2013 23:32:01 EST Are you watching the Capital One Bowl today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x51412678 Happy New Year! Nebraska plays Georgia in the Capital One Bowl in Orlando, FL. GO BIG RED! Anyone plan to watch? I'm doing some work at the computer today but I'll have the TV on in the background and maybe listen online if I can find a website with the station. <BR> <BR> Game date and time; 1/1/2013 at 12:00 pm CT/1:00 pm ET <BR> Location: Florida Citrus Bowl, Orlando, FL. <BR> TV station: ABC <BR> <BR> Georgia is favored by 8-10 pts. over the Huskers but <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> E... Tue, 1 Jan 2013 12:01:05 EST Do you like to BAKE? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x51407968 Yes, I like to bake but I don't do much of it. I do fix cakes when I have visitors. I know how to fix pies but the crust is not that good. There are several meat dishes that I put into the oven. I can easily go a week or ten days without ever turning on my oven. <BR> <BR> How about you? Do you like to BAKE? <BR> <BR> <em>475</em> <em>495</em> <em>44</em> Tue, 1 Jan 2013 07:13:12 EST Omaha Members January - March Weekly Weigh-ins! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7535x10496x51407920 Here is a thread where Omaha SparkMembers may keep track of their weekly weigh-ins. <BR> <em>192</em> <BR> <BR> For me..... <BR> <BR> 12-5-2012 265 pounds. <BR> 1-01-2013 260 pounds!! <BR> <BR> Tue, 1 Jan 2013 07:06:52 EST When did you join SparkPeople? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x51407854 January 7, 2008 <BR> <BR> One more week til I celebrate my 5th SparkVersary! <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> Tue, 1 Jan 2013 06:55:35 EST Omaha January - February Chat Room! Come on in!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x51407833 Happy New Year! <em>283</em> <em>283</em> <BR> <BR> I had 10 others over for a New Year's eve party last night. Seven of us stayed up past midnight...playing a game. <BR> <BR> Have a good 2013! Tue, 1 Jan 2013 06:50:20 EST What is one goal for the New Year? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x51398017 My goal for the New Year is be a "better me." <BR> <BR> I want to be more positive with others, yet speak my mind when needed! I want to help others up, yet not be an enabler. I want to be a positive role model for my kids, yet maintain the discipline, as needed. <BR> <BR> Of course, I want to maintain my weight loss and continue with my exercise program that has made me a "better me" physically! <BR> <BR> So here's to 2013 and me being a "better me!" <em>224</em> Mon, 31 Dec 2012 12:40:13 EST How are you Celebrating the New Year? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x51391737 This evening I am hosting a New Year's Eve white elephant exchange party. There will only be ten of us. We're each bringing snacks so it's not for supper. We'll play games til midnight if we last! <BR> <em>102</em> <BR> <BR> Tomorrow I have no plans except to take down the Christmas decorations. <BR> <BR> Happy New Year Everyone! <BR> <BR> <em>283</em> <em>283</em> <em>283</em> <BR> <BR> Mon, 31 Dec 2012 00:48:25 EST ****THE 100,000 STEP CHALLENGE TRACKER*** http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7535x10496x51357630 ***Please copy and paste this format when updating your steps: <BR> <BR> Steps to LA: 3,098,000 <BR> My Daily Steps: <BR> Team Steps Remaining: Fri, 28 Dec 2012 12:51:08 EST ****THE 100,000 STEP CHALLENG E!!!**** http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7535x10496x51357603 We all dreamed of a white Christmas but now we want fun in the sun! The only way to do that is to head to L.A.! Los Angeles is 1,550 miles from Omaha. That is 3,098,000 steps and we have until February to get there! <BR> <BR> Beginning January 1st, The SparkOmaha Team is challenging our members to walk 100,000 steps DAILY to get us to the goal of reaching LA. This is a team effort. Everyday strap on your pedometer and get moving! At the end of your day log on to THE 100,000 STEP CHALLE... Fri, 28 Dec 2012 12:49:10 EST Ham, Turkey or Other for Christmas? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x51311826 What is your traditional Christmas Dinner based around? Ham? Turkey? Fish? <BR> <BR> My traditional Christmas dinner is a Ham Dinner but this year we do not have either so it will be chicken. <BR> <BR> <em>497</em> Mon, 24 Dec 2012 00:36:18 EST Healthy Holiday Foods? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x51292683 Have you found some healthy recipes for traditional Holiday foods? Any healthy tips for fixing Christmas dinner? New Year's Eve snacks? Please share these tips with the team. <BR> <BR> <em>4</em> <em>210</em> <em>265</em> <em>495</em> <em>494</em> <em>368</em> <em>471</em> Sat, 22 Dec 2012 00:41:25 EST Stick Shift or Automatic Transmission? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x51292614 Do you drive a Stick Shift vehicle or an vehicle with automatic transmission? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Sat, 22 Dec 2012 00:29:22 EST What are your plans for Christmas? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x51273413 I'm now in Africa now and in a tropical rain forest. No snow here. Warm weather. My house is decorated, complete with a decorated, artificial tree. Saturday I am invited to a Christmas Carol sing time at the home of other Americans who work here. All the International workers are invited, American and Africans. There will be lots of little children as well. On Sunday there should be a Christmas service at the Nzoundou Chapel where I attend. Christmas Eve we Americans will have a progressive d... Thu, 20 Dec 2012 08:27:25 EST traditions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x51145186 My family is full of tradition. So much that my oldest is upset because we got a fake tree this year instead of a real one. She is all about tradition. If you do something in our house three times, it's now a tradition. <BR> <BR> Our tradition is to have pizza Christmas Eve after church and to have prime rib on Christmas Day. The kids open all the presents from my mom Christmas Eve and all of the other presents Christmas Day. We've always tried to include people that don't have a place to... Sun, 9 Dec 2012 11:59:40 EST Double letter words, from A to Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21654x10496x51126851 For this game, just give a double letter word. I will start with a word that begins with the letter A...., the next person will give a B word, and so on. The double letters can be any letters, as long as they are side by side. If you need to skip a letter when it gets to X and Z, you can! <BR> <BR> First word; <BR> <BR> A....aPPle <BR> <BR> <em>180</em> Fri, 7 Dec 2012 19:45:03 EST A-Z December Holiday Foods! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21654x10496x51126268 There are many foods,spices,drinks that are eaten or prepared for the Holidays. What foods do you like to eat or bake or drink in December? These may be either healthy foods or non healthy foods. <BR> <BR> A- Apple cider <BR> <BR> <em>443</em> <em>443</em> <em>443</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Fri, 7 Dec 2012 18:54:53 EST Fun Winter Online Game! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21654x10496x51078438 Check out this fun online winter time game: <BR> <BR> <link>www.ferryhalim.com/orisinal/g3/bells<BR>.htm </link> <BR> <BR> <em>444</em> <em>444</em> <em>444</em> <em>444</em> <em>444</em> Tue, 4 Dec 2012 05:34:26 EST Another SparkFriend to be Congratulated!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7550x10496x51041945 KPETSCH has just reached a Streak of 400 Days of Exercise!!!! She is a faithful member of the SparkOmaha team, often being the first person in the Huddle. Check out her Blog entry entitled: <BR> <BR> WooHoo!!! Day 400 of 10-minute daily exercise streak!! <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5151981 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>345</em> <em>242</em> <em>380</em> <em>243</em> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sat, 1 Dec 2012 13:41:02 EST Congratulations are in order!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7550x10496x51041844 MOM-OF-SIX has just finished a one year STREAK and has written a blog entry about it. Check it out and congratulate her if you haven't already. Here is the link to her blog entitled: <BR> <BR> Days 365 & 366-One Leap Year of 10min/day of exericse! <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5150803 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>345</em> <em>243</em> <em>380</em> <em>242</em> Sat, 1 Dec 2012 13:30:57 EST December SparkPage Decorating ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7535x10496x51041738 If you decorate your SparkPage up for DECEMBER Holidays, let us know on this thread so we can stop by and take a look. I will give a SparkGoodie to everyone who decorates up his/her page between December 1 and December 14th. <BR> <BR> Mine is already decorated. <BR> <BR> <em>444</em> <em>445</em> <em>446</em> <em>460</em> <em>442</em> Sat, 1 Dec 2012 13:21:06 EST Watching the BIG 10 CHAMIONSHIP Game Tonight? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x51041693 Nebraska and Wisconsin will play football tonight at 7:17pm (that is the time I think I saw) for the Big 10 Championship? Will you be watching? or did you watch it if you read this after the game? <BR> <BR> I will watch it unless my StepMom wants to watch something else. It is her TV. <BR> <BR> Go Big Red! <BR> <BR> <em>281</em> <em>281</em> <em>281</em> <em>281</em> <em>281</em> Sat, 1 Dec 2012 13:16:31 EST Do you have any COLLECTIONS? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x51011136 I collect Post Cards, spoons and refrigerator magnets. <BR> <BR> How about you? Do you have any COLLECTIONS? Thu, 29 Nov 2012 07:12:12 EST What are your goals for the month of DECEMBER? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7535x10496x51011032 Some of us use scales. Others keep track of inches or centimeters. Still others set goals for exercise. For this challenge you set your own goal (s) for DECEMBER and then let us know how you're doing. Check in at the end of the month or more frequently if you wish. Do not make a goal that is too BIG or FAST! Be realistic. <BR> <BR> What are your goals for the month of DECEMBER? <BR> <BR> <em>192</em> <em>381</em> Thu, 29 Nov 2012 07:03:10 EST What was your last DRINK? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x51010228 a glass of 1% Milk <BR> <BR> <em>466</em> Thu, 29 Nov 2012 04:51:46 EST Omaha GET TOGETHER Saturday, December 8th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7550x10496x50958807 I want to make sure everyone knows about our Omaha "reunion" on Saturday, December 8th. We will be meeting at the Westroads Panera at 10:30ish. We will be giving Carolyn an Omaha send off as she prepares to return home in Africa. <BR> <BR> I hope we get a good sized group. These gatherings are really nice to put a face with the names on the computer. It will be nice to see "old" friends and meet new ones! <em>224</em> Sun, 25 Nov 2012 11:44:45 EST hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10496x50952827 New to this site. Need motivation to get started even if it is bad time of year. <BR> <BR> <BR> Sat, 24 Nov 2012 21:42:28 EST hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10496x50952798 New to this site. Need motivation to get started even if it is bad time of year. <BR> <BR> <BR> Sat, 24 Nov 2012 21:40:06 EST hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10496x50952746 New to this site. Need motivation to get started even if it is bad time of year. <BR> <BR> <BR> Sat, 24 Nov 2012 21:34:33 EST Do you Decorate your house for Christmas /Hanukka? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x50946210 <BR> I have an already decorated Christmas tree in my attic in Africa. When I get back there I will bring my tree downstairs and plug it in! I also put other decorations around, and a wreath on my door but I do not put lights outside. <BR> <BR> <em>442</em> <em>443</em> <em>445</em> <em>446</em> <em>447</em> <em>500</em> <em>425</em> <BR> Sat, 24 Nov 2012 09:56:17 EST Did you go Shopping on BLACK FRIDAY? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x50934641 Nope, I can hardly walk anyway so did not want to get trampled. I don't need anything anyway. I do like to shop though. <BR> <BR> <em>426</em> Fri, 23 Nov 2012 08:51:07 EST Happy Thanksgiving to the Omaha Team! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x50885975 I want to wish the Omaha Team a Happy Thanksgiving Day! <BR> <em>428</em> <em>429</em> <em>430</em> <BR> <BR> I will be with my step family for Thanksgiving noon and then at 4pm I will be with my cousins. I should not go hungry!! I have a Pumpkin pie on order from Village Inn to take to the first dinner. I probably will not eat much at the second. <BR> <BR> What are your plans for celebrating Thanksgiving? <BR> <BR> <em>471</em> <em>147</em> <em>471</em> Mon, 19 Nov 2012 07:09:33 EST Reunion before Carolyn goes home to Africa? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x50881362 Hey, does anyone want to get together one more time to give Carolyn a Sparkpeople send off as she goes home to Africa? I thought maybe Saturday, December 8th at the Panera's in the Westroads Mall? Maybe around 10:30ish AM? Let's get some discussion going about this! <em>30</em> Sun, 18 Nov 2012 20:14:12 EST Salt at the table? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x50807033 I know I eat too much salt. I do not shake only salt though. In Africa where I usually am the salt will not come out of the shaker. It congeals together. Some put rice in their salt shaker along with the salt so that the salt will keep separated. I have not had good success with that. Instead of using simple salt I use Morton's Nature's seasons which still has salt but it also has other spices in the bottle so the salt does not stick together. BUT I do use that too much. I have high blood pr... Tue, 13 Nov 2012 06:18:01 EST Getting to know each other better....! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10496x50791480 Copy and paste these questions, then answer them so we can get to know each other better. <BR> <BR> 1. How you got your user name -- <BR> 2. Real 1st name (If it's ok) <BR> 3. What state are you from? <BR> 4. What is your favorite fruit and/or veggie? <BR> 5 Share any hobby (ies) you may have -- <BR> 6. Married, single, divorced, widowed? <BR> 7. Do you have any children? How many? <BR> 8. Do you have grandchildren? How many? <BR> 9. What is your exercise (s) of choice? <BR> 10. Are you work... Mon, 12 Nov 2012 06:11:20 EST Do you eat together as a family? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x50791411 Do you eat together as a family or does everyone eat at different times and or places? Mon, 12 Nov 2012 05:56:56 EST Armistice Day.... Veterans Day... Remembrance Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x50754384 Wikipedia states that, "Armistice Day (which overlaps with Remembrance Day and Veterans Day) is celebrated on the day of every year on 11 November to commemorate the armistice signed between the Allies of World War I and Germany at Compiègne, France, for the cessation of hostilities on the Western Front of World War I, which took effect at eleven o'clock in the morning—the "eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month" of 1918." <BR> <BR> Wikipedia also says that, "After World War... Fri, 9 Nov 2012 08:09:59 EST Mix or From Scratch? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x50733984 Do you make cakes from a MIX or from SCRATCH? <BR> <BR> I make most cakes from a mix but I make my chocolate cakes from scratch. I also have a fruit cocktail cake that I make from scratch. <BR> <BR> How about you? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Wed, 7 Nov 2012 17:50:01 EST Top Ten Omaha Members for OCTOBER SparkPoints! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x50668069 Top Ten Omaha Members for their OCTOBER SparkPoints are: <BR> <BR> 1) EVIE4NOW 3,517 <BR> 2) KPETSCH 3,212 <BR> 3) VSWINGLE 2,824 <BR> 4) DEACONTOM 2,348 <BR> 5) SPADABEK 1,891 <BR> 6) KAYTIE22 1,745 <BR> 7) SPECIFICITY 1,742 <BR> 8) ISMEME 1,722 <BR> 9) DIANAG83 1,664 <BR> 10) PENSIEVEGAZER 1,585 <BR> <BR> <em>243</em> <em>242</em> <em>250</em> <em>380</em> Sat, 3 Nov 2012 06:36:17 EST Sweet or Dill? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x50667974 What kind of Pickles do you like? Sweet or Dill? <BR> <BR> I prefer Dill pickles but I live both. <BR> <BR> <em>48</em> Sat, 3 Nov 2012 06:20:10 EST What is your favorite food of a Thanksgiving Meal? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x50667874 Turkey <BR> <BR> <em>428</em> <em>428</em> <em>428</em> Sat, 3 Nov 2012 06:04:02 EST What are your GOALS for the month of NOVEMBER? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7535x10496x50610172 Some of us use scales. Others keep track of inches or centimeters. Still others set goals for exercise. For this challenge you set your own goal (s) for NOVEMBER and then let us know how you're doing. Check in at the end of the month or more frequently if you wish. Do not make a goal that is too BIG or FAST! Be realistic. <BR> <BR> What are your goals for the month of NOVEMBER? <BR> <BR> <em>192</em> <em>381</em> Tue, 30 Oct 2012 05:00:25 EST 3 letter words A to Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21654x10496x50580552 A - arm Sun, 28 Oct 2012 00:18:46 EST Brand Names A-Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21654x10496x50580522 A - Avon Sun, 28 Oct 2012 00:14:50 EST October 22-24 FITNESS CHALLENGE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7535x10496x50494698 This week's challenge is that of MOVING.....Exercise.... Fitness! <BR> Chose one or more mini challenges to work on this week. Let us know what your goals are. <BR> <BR> Here are some ideas: <BR> Meet aerobic exercise guidelines/week <BR> Meet strength training guidelines/week <BR> Take 10,000 steps per day <BR> Mix up your workout (do one new thing/day) <BR> -- Try a new aerobic exercise <BR> -- Try a new strength exercise <BR> -- Consult a trainer <BR> -- Get a fitness assessment <BR> -- ... Mon, 22 Oct 2012 06:16:44 EST Healthy Activities to do in or around OMAHA! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x50486378 Walking around Henry Doorly Zoo <BR> <BR> Keep giving ideas here on this thread. It does not have to be in Alphabetical order. <BR> <BR> <em>250</em> Sun, 21 Oct 2012 14:35:49 EST Omaha Team.... Weekly Weigh-In Thread! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7535x10496x50486309 This is your Weekly Weigh In thread. You may either post your weights each week or if you prefer,you may post either that you lost weight, gained weight or stayed the same. Chose your own day to weigh in. <BR> <BR> <em>192</em> <em>11</em> <em>193</em> <em>192</em> <em>11</em> <em>193</em> Sun, 21 Oct 2012 14:30:42 EST Time to lose it all once and for all http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10496x50416959 I am a 32 yr old, mother of three. My youngest is 6 months old! He's my last baby and I don't want to have the curse of the last child hanging on my hips the rest of my life. I have used sparkpeople and weightwatchers after each child. I manage to get the weight off but it's very slow going. I usually only lose 1 to 0.5 lbs a week and that's tracking and working out. I have bad family genetics. My biggest hurdles are my three children, their schedules and overall lack of sleep. It's hard ... Tue, 16 Oct 2012 14:19:13 EST What do you enjoy doing on SUNDAY AFTERNOONS? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x50388274 I enjoy relaxing by reading the Newspaper! <BR> <BR> <em>250</em> <em>244</em> <em>224</em> Sun, 14 Oct 2012 18:10:32 EST What Exercise Equipment do you have at your HOME? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x50388206 Once I get to Africa where my home is I will have Balance ball, seat-less pedal "machine". dumbbell weights, pedometer (wearing it right now), walking shoes, fitness dvds. <BR> <BR> What about you? <BR> <BR> <em>319</em> <em>362</em> <em>68</em> <em>348</em> Sun, 14 Oct 2012 18:04:50 EST Game: Word with same First and Last Letter! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21654x10496x50380191 Kick Sun, 14 Oct 2012 06:41:31 EST Does your Refrigerator need Cleaning? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x50367297 Yep, I need to clean my refrigerator. There is old foods that I need to toss. I'll work at it today. <BR> <BR> <em>224</em> Sat, 13 Oct 2012 05:11:25 EST Do you exercise in a GYM? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x50340322 Yes, I go to a Wellness Center... at least for now before my return to Africa in December. <BR> <BR> <em>315</em> <em>326</em> <em>322</em> <em>237</em> <BR> Thu, 11 Oct 2012 07:42:46 EST Do you make it from a CAN? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x50340271 Do you make Pumpkin pies from canned pumpkin or from fresh pumpkin? <BR> <BR> I use a can. <BR> <BR> <em>471</em> <em>471</em> <em>471</em> <em>471</em> Thu, 11 Oct 2012 07:38:00 EST Where to workout??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7550x10496x50243552 Anyone have any good placed to workout, outdoors? I am new to the area and not big on the gym scene.... Thu, 4 Oct 2012 17:04:54 EST IF YOU NEVER LOST ANOTHER POUND . . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x50225508 If you never lost another pound, would you be happy with what you have accomplished so far? Would you change any of your behaviors if given the opportunity. Take a moment to celebrate your successes and reflect on the things you haven't done so well. Wed, 3 Oct 2012 13:01:00 EST What is your FAVORITE Bread? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10496x50218816 I love the 10 or 12 grain bread. In Africa I make my own whole wheat bread or else buy French bread which is a white bread. Here in the States I have really been enjoying the multigrain breads. <BR> <BR> <em>467</em> Wed, 3 Oct 2012 04:43:04 EST