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Team Messageboard Ocotober 2014 goals Total monthly Walking miles for 10/01/2014 - 4 <BR> Total so far - 4.5 <BR> October 2014 target - 40 miles <BR> Walking miles to go to reach my monthly target -36 <BR> <BR> Wed, 1 Oct 2014 09:31:48 EST September Goals I bike on Monday/ Wednesdays and Fridays ( as long as weather permitting) and walk on Tuesday / Thursdays/ <BR> Saturdays is usually catch up day on home chores, Sunday is church <BR> <BR> My walking goals and achievements for September 2014 <BR> <BR> Total monthly Walking miles for 9/4/2014 - 2.5 <BR> September target - 40 miles <BR> Walking miles to go to reach my monthly target - 34.5 <BR> <BR> <BR> Fri, 5 Sep 2014 10:37:37 EST ??Question of the Day?? 12/11/2012 Do you prefer warm weather or cold? <em>259</em> <em>298</em> <em>444</em> Tue, 11 Dec 2012 16:03:14 EST Daily Bible Verse 12/5/12 <BR> 1 Corinthians 2:9 <BR> <BR> But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. <BR> Wed, 5 Dec 2012 20:46:34 EST ??Question of the Day?? 11/26/2012 Do you participate in any Turkey Trots on Thanksgiving Day? It can be virtual or a real event. <BR> <BR> No, I should, but I have not as of yet. I generally walk every Thanksgiving day, but it is never a set amount. Mon, 26 Nov 2012 09:10:22 EST Motivational Quote for 11/26/2012 I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. - Audrey Hepburn Mon, 26 Nov 2012 09:07:03 EST Motivational Quote for 11/23/2012 What makes something special is not just what you have to gain, but what you feel there is to lose. - Andre Agassi Fri, 23 Nov 2012 10:25:37 EST ??Question of the Day?? 11/22/2012 What are you thankful for today? Thu, 22 Nov 2012 10:05:46 EST Motivational Quote for 11/22/2012 We can throw stones, complain about them, stumble on them, or build with them. - William Arthur Ward Thu, 22 Nov 2012 10:00:45 EST ??Question of the Day?? 11/21/2012 Do you have ham or turkey? Which do you prefer? If you have something different, please share that as well! :-) Wed, 21 Nov 2012 08:54:27 EST Motivational Quote for 11/21/2012 Every day do something that will inch you closer to a better tomorrow. - Doug Firebaugh Wed, 21 Nov 2012 08:44:57 EST ??Question of the Day?? 11/20/2012 Do you prefer pumpkin pie, pecan pie or something else? Pass the pecan pie please! Tue, 20 Nov 2012 08:25:57 EST Motivational Quote for 11/20/2012 When you feel like quitting; think about about why you started. - Unknown Tue, 20 Nov 2012 08:23:39 EST ??Question of the Day?? 11/19/2012 Do you have any Thanksgiving traditions? <BR> <BR> For us, we always seem to go to my Aunt Mary's, my Mom's older sister's, house. The 2 mainstays seem to be the turkey and the dressing (the way my Nanny made it). She never stuffed the turkey, but used chicken in it. It is always a special time for our family. There is always a prayer, which seems to be done by the eldest member of our family. In this case, it is my Uncle Ron. We have so many things to be thankful for this year and I c... Mon, 19 Nov 2012 08:00:43 EST Motivational Quote for 11/19/2012 It is better to look ahead and prepare than to look back and regret. - Jackie Joyner-Kersee Mon, 19 Nov 2012 07:44:24 EST ??Question of the Day?? 11/18/2012 If you could choose one thing to put in your fridge to make calorie free, what would it be? <BR> <BR> I'm really not sure on this one...cheesecake is definitely an option, but I had some AWESOME Olive dip yesterday that was so addictive...that would definitely be an option as well given that I'm not a big dessert person and only have it on occasion. Sadly, the Fritos to go with the olive dip weren't calorie free either. :-( Sun, 18 Nov 2012 09:43:18 EST Motivational Quote for 11/18/2012 You can't turn back the clock. But you can wind it up again. - Bonnie Prudden Sun, 18 Nov 2012 09:36:09 EST ??Question of the Day?? 11/17/2012 What is your favorite thing about this time of year? <BR> <BR> For me, it is the warm food! I love making beans and's one of my favorite comfort foods! Sat, 17 Nov 2012 08:50:11 EST Motivational Quote for 11/17/2012 Whatever you want to do, do it now! There are only so many tomorrows. - Pope Paul VI Sat, 17 Nov 2012 08:47:49 EST ??Question of the Day?? 11/16/2012 List a few common things you can always find in your fridge. <BR> <BR> Greek yogurt, veggies, fruits, leftovers, usually my lunch for the day...which may be the appropriate serving size of leftovers. Fri, 16 Nov 2012 08:09:17 EST Motivational Quote for 11/16/2012 "It's impossible." said pride. "It's risky." said experience. "It's pointless." said reason. "Give it a try." whispered the heart. <BR> <BR> Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'! - Audrey Hepburn Fri, 16 Nov 2012 08:04:59 EST ??Question of the Day?? 11/15/2012 What do you currently have to drink in your fridge? <BR> <BR> We keep juices in our fridge, so currently grape and orange, but there is also milk and my husband's beer and there is some soda in there. I generally keep caffeine in the house in the event of a migraine. Thu, 15 Nov 2012 07:39:56 EST Motivational Quote for 11/15/2012 The best angle from which to approach any problem is the try-angle. - Author Unknown Thu, 15 Nov 2012 07:35:35 EST Motivational Quote for 11/14/2012 In this life, you don't have to prove nothin' to nobody but yourself. - "Rudy" Wed, 14 Nov 2012 07:47:08 EST ??Question of the Day?? 11/14/2012 How often do you shop for groceries? <BR> <BR> For us, at least once per week, but occasionally more often. Wed, 14 Nov 2012 07:43:25 EST Motivational Quote for 11/13/2012 A cannot be polished without friction, nor a man perfected without trials. - Chinese Proverb Tue, 13 Nov 2012 07:57:39 EST ??Question of the Day?? 11/13/2012 Do you prefer fresh or frozen veggies? Tue, 13 Nov 2012 07:33:42 EST Motivational Quote for 11/12/2012 It's choice - not change - that determines your destiny. - Jean Nidetch Mon, 12 Nov 2012 07:44:02 EST ??Question of the Day?? 11/12/2012 What kind of milk do you use? <BR> <BR> Organic Skim/fat free milk or fat free almond milk for me please! Mon, 12 Nov 2012 07:41:48 EST Motivational Quote for 11/11/2012 In life you need either inspiration of desperation. - Anthony Robbins Sun, 11 Nov 2012 11:25:58 EST Motivational Quote for 11/10/2012 Every human being is the author of his own health or disease. - Buddha Sat, 10 Nov 2012 11:20:21 EST Motivational Quote for 11/09/2012 &#8206;"I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think that I have ended up where I needed to be." ~ Douglas Adams Fri, 9 Nov 2012 09:00:50 EST Motivational Quote for 11/08/2012 You can't get much done in life if you only work on the days when you feel good. - Jerry West <BR> <BR> I think this applies to eating right and exercising as well! It does make you feel better when you are eating right and exercising though! Thu, 8 Nov 2012 06:58:39 EST Motivational Quote for 11/07/2012 Difficult doesn't mean impossible. Diet doesn't mean deprivation. Giving your best doesn't mean perfection. - Unknown Wed, 7 Nov 2012 07:43:12 EST Motivational Quote for 11/06/2012 You should never want to be perfect, he who is perfect can never get any better. - Ashley M.I. <BR> <BR> I know it seems like an odd quote, but I saw this and thought it makes a valid point. They always put pictures of models, etc. in magazines, but we don't know what their lives are truly like. I bet it's not quite as perfect as it seems from the outside. Tue, 6 Nov 2012 07:46:18 EST Motivational Quote for 11/05/2012 Eat well, drink in moderation, an sleep sound, in these three things good health abound. - Proverb Mon, 5 Nov 2012 07:48:43 EST Motivational Quote for 11/04/2012 Do you want to see your biggest opponent? Look in the mirror. - Unknown Sun, 4 Nov 2012 09:55:06 EST Motivational Quote for 11/03/2012 If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month. - Theodore Roosevelt Sat, 3 Nov 2012 08:37:01 EST Motivational Quote for 11/02/2012 You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you. - James Allen Fri, 2 Nov 2012 07:40:30 EST Motivational Quote for 11/01/2012 Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving. - Albert Einstein Thu, 1 Nov 2012 07:05:41 EST Motivational Quote for 10/31/2012 My motto was always to keep swinging...In a slump...the only thing to do was keep swinging. - Hank Aaron Wed, 31 Oct 2012 07:35:41 EST Motivational Quote for 10/30/2012 The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones. - Chinese Proverb Tue, 30 Oct 2012 07:22:00 EST Motivational Quote for 10/29/2012 Don't wait. The time will never be just right. - Napoleon Hill Mon, 29 Oct 2012 07:29:20 EST Motivational Quote for 10/28/2012 Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week. - Spanish Proverb <BR> Sun, 28 Oct 2012 10:08:58 EST Motivational Quote for 10/27/2012 Will you look back on life and say, "I wish I had," or "I'm glad I did"? - Zig Ziglar <BR> <BR> Even if you're on the right track, you'll get over if you just there. - Will Rogers Sat, 27 Oct 2012 10:50:55 EST Motivational Quote for 10/25/2012 I am what I am today because of the choices I made yesterday. - Stephen Covey Thu, 25 Oct 2012 07:39:07 EST Motivational Quote for 10/24/2012 To be successful you must accept challenges that come your way. You can't just accept the ones you like. - Mike Gafka Wed, 24 Oct 2012 07:44:55 EST Motivational Quote for 10/23/2012 The secret of your success is hidden in your daily habits. - Mike Murdock Tue, 23 Oct 2012 07:43:59 EST Motivational Quote for 10/22/2012 I'm a firm believer in goal setting. Step by step. i can''t see any other way of accomplishing anything. - Michael Jordan <BR> <BR> The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power. - Mary Pickford Mon, 22 Oct 2012 07:28:11 EST Motivational Quote for 10/19/2012 When you come to a roadblock, take a detour. - Mary Kay Ash Fri, 19 Oct 2012 08:06:04 EST Motivational Quote for 10/16/2012 Motivational Quote: Forever is composed of nows. - Emily Dickinson Tue, 16 Oct 2012 07:53:05 EST Motivational Quote for 10/15/2012 Find something that you're really interested in doing in your life. Pursue it, set goals and commit yourself to excellence. - Chris Evert Mon, 15 Oct 2012 08:35:27 EST Motivational Quote for 10/14/2012 Don't use the past as an excuse to miss out on your future. - Alan Cohen Sun, 14 Oct 2012 11:34:55 EST Motivational Quote for 10/13/2012 The only person stopping you from having the body and life you want to have, is the person you see when you look in the mirror. - Unknown. Sat, 13 Oct 2012 08:38:38 EST Motivational Quote for 10/12/2012 If you're interested in balancing work and pleasure, stop trying to balance them. Instead make your work more pleasurable. - Donald Trump <BR> <BR> This one just struck me because we so often say that we need to workout, but I think the same is true for workouts. We need to find something that we enjoy so that we will keep it up. Fri, 12 Oct 2012 08:09:39 EST Motivational Quote for 10/10/2012 Just keep going. Everybody gets better if they keep at it. - Ted Williams Wed, 10 Oct 2012 08:08:49 EST Motivational Quote for 10/09/2012 “Life is a succession of moments. To live each one is to succeed.” ~ Corita Kent Tue, 9 Oct 2012 10:14:38 EST Motivational Quote for 10/08/2012 The difference between try and triumph is a little UMPH. - unknown <BR> Mon, 8 Oct 2012 08:08:41 EST Motivational Quote for 10/07/2012 My doctor told me I would never walk again. My mother told me I would. I believed my mother. - Wilma Rudoulph (track & field) Sun, 7 Oct 2012 10:36:11 EST Motivational Quote for 09/30/2012 "Your task is not to seek love, gut to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it."-Rumi Sun, 30 Sep 2012 12:52:19 EST ??Question of the Day?? 09/28/2012 I heard from my one of my previous WW leaders that you should eat like a King in the morning, a Queen at lunch and a pauper at night or something to that you eat your lighter meal at night? If not, how do you arrange your meals? Fri, 28 Sep 2012 07:38:59 EST Motivational Quote for 09/28/2012 Make sure that your own worst enemy doesn't live between your own two ears. - Laird Hamilton Fri, 28 Sep 2012 07:31:30 EST ??Question of the Day?? 09/27/2012 What is your favorite comfort meal? Since moving to a healthier lifestyle have you made it healthier or are you just controlling your portions? Thu, 27 Sep 2012 08:08:03 EST Motivational Quote for 09/27/2012 "The only one who can tell you "you can't" is you. And you don't have to listen." - Nike Thu, 27 Sep 2012 08:06:43 EST ??Question of the Day?? 09/26/2012 If you were in a Biggest Loser type competition, what would your temptation food be? <BR> <BR> I think my big down fall is fast food. It used to be mac and cheese, but I don't overindulge the way I used to on that. Wed, 26 Sep 2012 08:04:51 EST Motivational Quote for 09/26/2012 "For things to change you've got to change. Otherwise, nothing much will change." - Jim Rohn Wed, 26 Sep 2012 08:02:10 EST Motivational Quote for 09/25/2012 “Every successful man I have heard of has done the best he could with the conditions as he found them…” ~ Edgar Watson Howe Tue, 25 Sep 2012 07:49:03 EST ??Question of the Day?? 09/24/2012 Do you struggle to eat healthy everyday? What is your favorite healthy meal? “My favorite healthy meal is ____________” (Fill in the blank) Mon, 24 Sep 2012 07:37:36 EST Motivational Quote for 09/24/2012 “There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle; you can live as if everything is a miracle.” ~ Albert Einstein Mon, 24 Sep 2012 07:35:58 EST Motivational Quote for 09/21/2012 "Always have something to look forward to, someone to share it with and always try to make a difference." - Rosemary Conley Fri, 21 Sep 2012 08:07:16 EST Motivational Quote for 09/16/2012 Don't be a spectator, don't let life pass you by. -Lou Holtz Sun, 16 Sep 2012 17:36:08 EST Motivational Quote for 09/15/2012 "To become a champion, fight one more round." ~ James Corbitt Sat, 15 Sep 2012 09:13:07 EST Motivational Quote for 09/14/2012 Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself. -Lucille Ball <BR> <BR> “It is always easier to believe than to deny. Our minds are naturally affirmative.” ~ John Burroughs Fri, 14 Sep 2012 08:00:55 EST Motivational Quote for 09/13/2012 If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. -Dr. Maya Angelou Thu, 13 Sep 2012 08:06:34 EST Motivational Quote for 09/11/2012 The mind will always give up before the body. - Unknown Tue, 11 Sep 2012 07:56:23 EST Motivational Quote for 09/10/2012 “To succeed… You need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.” ~ Tony Dorsett Mon, 10 Sep 2012 06:51:12 EST Motivational Quote for 09/09/2012 "Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Sun, 9 Sep 2012 09:40:34 EST Motivational Quote for 09/08/2012 When you think about quitting, remember why you started. - Chris Powell Sat, 8 Sep 2012 11:25:30 EST Motivatioal Quote for 09/02/2012 I learned that if you want to make it bad enough, no matter how bad it is, you can make it. -Gale Sayers Sun, 2 Sep 2012 09:35:50 EST Motivational Quote for 09/01/2012 Why compare yourself with others? No one in the entire world can do a better job of being you than you. -Unknown Sat, 1 Sep 2012 11:19:16 EST Motivational Quote for 08/31/2012 “Some people dream of success… while others wake up and work hard at it.” ~ Author Unknown Fri, 31 Aug 2012 07:42:19 EST Motivational Quote for 08/30/2012 If what you did yesterday seems big, you haven't done anything today. -Lou Holtz Thu, 30 Aug 2012 08:15:45 EST Motivational Quote for 08/29/2012 “‘Tis the set of the sail that decides the goal, and not the storm of life.” ~ Ella Wheeler Wilcox Wed, 29 Aug 2012 07:44:15 EST Motivational Quote for 08/28/2012 "It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see." - Henry David Thoreau Tue, 28 Aug 2012 08:07:10 EST Motivational Quote for 08/27/2012 “Time sneaks up on you like a windshield on a bug.” ~ Jogn Lithgow Mon, 27 Aug 2012 08:13:03 EST Motivational Quote for 08/26/2012 “Every job is a self portrait of the person who does it. Autograph your work with excellence.” ~ Unknown Sun, 26 Aug 2012 09:25:23 EST Motivational Quote for 08/25/2012 "Happiness is in the heart, not in the circumstances." - Author Unknown Sat, 25 Aug 2012 11:15:06 EST Motivational Quote for 08/24/2012 "People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily." - Zig Ziglar Fri, 24 Aug 2012 07:59:12 EST Motivational Quote for 08/23/2012 “Courage is doing what you’re afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you’re scared.” ~ Eddie Rickenbacher Thu, 23 Aug 2012 07:53:53 EST Motivational Quote for 08/22/2012 “A person who aims at nothing is sure to hit it.” ~ Anonymous Wed, 22 Aug 2012 07:48:14 EST Motivational Quote for 08/19/2012 "Anticipate the difficult by managing the easy." - Lao Tsu Sun, 19 Aug 2012 17:08:29 EST Motivational Quote for 08/18/2012 “There’s no reason to have a plan B because it distracts from plan A.” ~ Will Smith Sat, 18 Aug 2012 10:21:19 EST Motivational Quote for 08/15/2012 Be not afraid of going slowly, be afraid only of standing still. -Chinese Proverb Wed, 15 Aug 2012 08:18:09 EST Motivational Quote for 08/13/2012 “An obstacle is often a stepping stone.” ~ Prescott Mon, 13 Aug 2012 07:41:35 EST Motivational Quote for 08/12/2012 "Do not look where you fell, but where you slipped." - African Proverb Sun, 12 Aug 2012 09:49:28 EST Motivational Qutoe for 08/11/2012 It is better to look ahead and prepare than to look back and regret. -Jackie Joyner-Kersee Sat, 11 Aug 2012 09:49:57 EST Motivational Quote for 08/10/2012 Live may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here we should dance. - Anonymous Fri, 10 Aug 2012 08:30:47 EST Motivational Quote for 08/09/2012 Every game is an opportunity to measure yourself against your own potential. -Bud Wilkinson Thu, 9 Aug 2012 07:49:18 EST Motivational Quote for 08/08/2012 Before you can win, you have to believe you are worthy. -Mike Ditka Wed, 8 Aug 2012 08:08:31 EST Motivational Quote for 08/07/2012 The Six W's: Work will win when wishing won't. -Todd Blackledge Tue, 7 Aug 2012 08:36:38 EST Motivational Quote for 08/06/2012 The pain of discipline is far less than the pain of regret. -Sarah Bombell Mon, 6 Aug 2012 08:02:27 EST Motivational Quote for 08/04/2012 Every game is an opportunity to measure yourself against your own potential. -Bud Wilkinson Sat, 4 Aug 2012 08:48:30 EST Motivational Quote for 08/03/2012 Some people dream of success... others stay awake to achieve it. -Unknown Fri, 3 Aug 2012 08:17:35 EST Motivational Quote for 08/02/2012 Success isn't measured by money or power or social rank. Success is measured by your discipline & inner peace. -Mike Ditka Thu, 2 Aug 2012 07:50:53 EST Motivational Quote for 07/31/2012 Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it. - George Halas Tue, 31 Jul 2012 08:59:12 EST Motivational Quote for 07/30/2012 What do you do with a mistake: recognize it, admit it, learn from it, forget it. -Dean Smith Mon, 30 Jul 2012 07:44:45 EST Motivational Quote for 07/29/2012 The future starts today, not tomorrow. -Pope John Paul II Sun, 29 Jul 2012 09:06:33 EST Motivational Quote for 07/27/2012 There's always somebody saying you can't do it, and those people have to be ignored. -Bill Cartwright Fri, 27 Jul 2012 08:08:37 EST Motivational Quote for 07/26/2012 Win or lose you will never regret working hard, making sacrifices, being disciplined or focusing too much. -John Smith Thu, 26 Jul 2012 07:54:27 EST Motivational Quote for 07/25/2012 Push yourself again and again. Don't give an inch until the final buzzer sounds. -Larry Bird Wed, 25 Jul 2012 08:12:45 EST Motivational Quote for 07/24/2012 It is not age; it is not diet. It is the will to succeed. -Jacqueline Gareau Tue, 24 Jul 2012 07:56:28 EST Motivational Quote for 07/22/2012 Don't give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, you can't go wrong. -Ella Fitzgerald Sun, 22 Jul 2012 10:13:47 EST Motivational Quote for 07/21/2012 It doesn't matter what you're trying to accomplish. It's all a matter of discipline. -Wilma Rudolph (track & field) Sat, 21 Jul 2012 09:37:11 EST Motivational Quote for 07/20/2012 If you have everything under control, you're not moving fast enough. -Mario Andretti (race car driver) Fri, 20 Jul 2012 07:45:01 EST Motivational Quote for 07/19/2012 “Real success is success with self. It’s not in having things, but in having mastery, having victory over self.” ~ Anwar Sadat Thu, 19 Jul 2012 07:43:41 EST Motivational Quote for 07/18/2012 "Do a little more each day than you think you possibly can." - Lowell Thomas Wed, 18 Jul 2012 07:45:50 EST Motivational Quote for 07/17/2012 Losing weight is easy. Being motivated enough to do so then sticking with it through completion is the hard part. -Jurine Lewis Tue, 17 Jul 2012 07:52:03 EST Motivational Quote for 07/16/2012 Your body is your most priceless possession; you've got to take care of it! -Jack Lalanne Mon, 16 Jul 2012 21:39:59 EST Weekly Weight Loss Topic: Be a Winner Meet WW Leader Jojo: <BR> <BR> She enjoys hiking because the scenery is beautiful and you can sometimes see wildlife. <BR> <BR> ON PLAN, ON THE GO <BR> The Numbers Game <BR> <BR> Things always seem to be better when I track. When I don't have a measuring cup handy, I can use the Portion Estimator. They are so "handy". For instance, 1 cup is about the size of a fist. 1 tablespoon is about the size of my thumb, etc. <BR> <BR> DID YOU KNOW? <BR> <BR> Chickpeas (or garbanzo beans) are the mo... Sun, 15 Jul 2012 10:22:54 EST Motivational Quote for 07/15/2012 "If you want to reach a goal, you must "see the reaching" in your own mind before you actually arrive at your goal." - Zig Ziglar Sun, 15 Jul 2012 09:40:32 EST Motivational Quote for 07/14/2012 “All good things are difficult to achieve; and bad things are very easy to get.” ~ Morarji Desai Sat, 14 Jul 2012 09:59:48 EST Motivational Quote for 07/13/2012 "If you don't like how things are, change it! You're not a tree." - Jim Rohn Fri, 13 Jul 2012 06:36:51 EST Motivational Quote for 07/12/2012 If you want to change the beliefs, change the behavior. - D.A. Whitsett Thu, 12 Jul 2012 07:55:09 EST Motivational Quote for 07/11/2012 It is not age; it is not diet. It is the will to succeed. -Jacqueline Gareau Wed, 11 Jul 2012 07:33:26 EST Motivational Quote for 07/10/2012 If you just get out of your own way... it's amazing what will come to you. -Laird Hamilton, (champion surfer) Tue, 10 Jul 2012 07:30:17 EST Motivational Quote for 07/09/2012 "When you have confidence you can have a lot of fun. And when you have fun, you can do amazing things" ~ Joe Namath Mon, 9 Jul 2012 07:37:41 EST Motivational Quote for 07/08/2012 The more difficult the victory, the greater the happiness in winning. -Pele Sun, 8 Jul 2012 09:49:13 EST Motivational Quote for 07/07/2012 Never set limits, go after your dreams, don't be afraid to push the boundaries, & laugh a lot, it's good for you! -Paula Radcliffe Sat, 7 Jul 2012 08:35:10 EST ??Question of the Day?? 07/06/2012 “We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same.” ~ Anne Frank Fri, 6 Jul 2012 07:23:13 EST Motivational Quote for 07/06/2012 “We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same.” ~ Anne Frank Fri, 6 Jul 2012 07:01:40 EST CELEBRATION STATION - JULY B-DAYS-ANN IVERSARIES We absolutely want to celebrate your July birthday, anniversary or sparkaversary with you! Please post it here so we can share it with you! <BR> <BR> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>26</em> <em>515</em> <em>503</em> <em>507</em> <em>509</em> <em>510</em> Thu, 5 Jul 2012 06:31:32 EST ??Question of the Day?? 07/05/2012 Did you manage to stay on the plan you set out for yourself on <em>283</em> Independence Day <em>232</em> ? <BR> <BR> I definitely did. Thu, 5 Jul 2012 06:09:52 EST Motivational Quote for 07/05/2012 The most important key to achieving great success is to decide upon your goal and launch, get started, take action, move. -John Wooden Thu, 5 Jul 2012 06:06:58 EST Weekly Weight Loss Topic: Summer Sizzle Sorry this is late, it was a super busy weekend with my husband and then my kids came back on Sunday. <BR> <BR> Meet WW Leader Elaine <BR> <BR> She has really begun to enjoy walking and purchased a pedometer. When she went on a walk that included a round-trip over the Golden Gate Bridge, she wore that pedometer. She still managed to walk 12,000+ steps and walked about 4 miles. She may not have known how many steps she had taken or how many miles she had walked without her pedometer! <BR>... Wed, 4 Jul 2012 09:42:16 EST Motivational Quote for 07/04/2012 “The beginning is the most important part of the work.” ~ Plato Wed, 4 Jul 2012 09:04:20 EST Motivational Quote for 07/03/2012 “There is no distance on this earth as far away as yesterday.” ~ Robert Nathan Tue, 3 Jul 2012 06:36:20 EST Motivational Quote for 07/02/2012 Competitors take bad breaks and use them to drive themselves. Quitters take bad breaks & use them as reasons to give up. -Nancy Lopez Mon, 2 Jul 2012 07:50:19 EST Motivational Quote for 07/01/2012 “To achieve anything you want in life you must first start by getting out of your own way.” ~ Rafael Colon Sun, 1 Jul 2012 11:43:27 EST Motivational Quote for 06/30/2012 “Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.” ~ Lou Holtz Sat, 30 Jun 2012 11:30:46 EST Motivational Quote 06/29/2012 “If you dont do what’s best for your body, your the one who comes up on the short end.” ~ Julius Erving“If you dont do what’s best for your body, your the one who comes up on the short end.” ~ Julius Erving Fri, 29 Jun 2012 06:33:45 EST Motivational Quote for 06/28/2012 "To think is easy. To act is hard. But the hardest thing in the world is to act in accordance with your thinking." - Johann von Goethe Thu, 28 Jun 2012 09:10:58 EST Motivational Quote for 06/27/2012 If you just get out of your own way... it's amazing what will come to you. -Laird Hamilton, (champion surfer) Wed, 27 Jun 2012 07:25:06 EST Motivational Quote for 06/26/2012 “Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi Tue, 26 Jun 2012 07:03:23 EST Motivational Quote for 06/25/2012 "You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step!" --Dr. Martin Luther King Mon, 25 Jun 2012 07:43:56 EST Weekly Weight Loss Topic: Success Surprise Meet WW Leader: Courtney <BR> She has made it her mission that all her PointsPlus Values go towards foods she really loves so she doesn’t feel deprived. She’s not going to just be happy getting a cheeseburger at lunch from a fast food joint that she eats in her car. She’s going to save up for her favorite grass-fed beef burger and a pint of stout at the local pub with her husband. She’s not going to eat chocolate that she can pick up at a drugstore or out of a vending machine. Instead, sh... Sun, 24 Jun 2012 11:58:33 EST Motivational Quote for 06/24/2012 "Every exit is an entry somewhere else." -Tom Stoppard Sun, 24 Jun 2012 11:53:46 EST ??Question of the Day?? 06/23/2012 What is your favorite seasonal fruit this time of the year and how do you eat it (i.e. with yogurt, etc.)? <BR> <BR> I eat a lot of organic strawberries this time of year. I taste them and if I don't think they are quite sweet enough on their own, I will add a .5 tsp of sugar to about a cup to a cup and a half of strawberries. It makes it juicy and sweet! Another thing I love is cherries! They have always been a favorite and I swear I could probably eat my weight in cherries and nothing ... Sat, 23 Jun 2012 07:56:30 EST Motivational Quote for 06/23/2012 "Don't go through life, grow through life." - Eric Butterworth Sat, 23 Jun 2012 07:47:25 EST ??Question of the Day?? 06/22/2012 When you are listening to the radio or watching tv, do you ever hear something and think I was meant to hear that right now? <BR> <BR> It was ironic that I was listening to a Christian radio station yesterday and that's how I got the quote for the day today. I wasn't expecting to feel like (as one of my former pastor's would say) that someone was "reading my mail". There are just times when I think we are meant to hear certain things because it will certainly help us through. Fri, 22 Jun 2012 07:22:49 EST Motivational Quote for 06/22/2012 If you find yourself headed in the wrong direction, you need to make a correction. <BR> <BR> This is a variation of something that a heard a pastor say on a Christian radio station I was listening to that struck me. This can apply to so many different areas in our lives, including, but not limited to, weight loss. Fri, 22 Jun 2012 07:11:00 EST ??Question of the Day?? 06/21/2012 This one is going to sound rather random, but none the less, for those of us old enough to remember you still have any albums a/k/a vinyl around your house and/or a way to play them? <BR> <BR> The answer to both questions in my house is YES and YES! We have lots of vinyl at our house all sorts of artists and a way to play them. It always takes me back! Thu, 21 Jun 2012 07:21:36 EST Motivational Quote for 06/21/2012 "Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly." - Robert F. Kennedy Thu, 21 Jun 2012 07:01:38 EST ??Question of the Day?? 06/20/2012 What are some of your favorite movies?? <BR> <BR> I have so many, but to name a few: The Notebook, Grease, Barbershop, Legally Blonde, Avatar, I can't think of anymore right now, but there are so many...those are the ones I can think of off the top of my head! Wed, 20 Jun 2012 07:42:03 EST Motivational Quote for 06/20/2012 "The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power." - Mary Pickford Wed, 20 Jun 2012 07:27:19 EST ??Question of the Day?? 06/19/2012 For all the ladies, what's in your purse? For all the men, what's in your wallet? <BR> <BR> If I list all the items in my purse, we may be here for days. Generally speaking, I keep my eye glasses, unless I'm wearing them that day, my contact lens case, contact solution, eye drops, lip balm, extra headsets, a comb, wallet, receipts, my nail file, etc. Tue, 19 Jun 2012 07:46:15 EST Motivational Quote for 06/19/2012 "If you really want to do something, you'll find a way. If you don't, you'll find an excuse." - Jim Rohn Tue, 19 Jun 2012 07:41:04 EST Motivational Quote for 06/18/2012 "The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing." - John Powell Mon, 18 Jun 2012 07:29:20 EST Weekly Weight Loss Topic: Eating Out Guide Meet Weight Watchers Leader: Alicia <BR> <BR> Words I never thought I'd live by: Eat your veggies! After not being encouraged to eat veggies as a kid, she never anticipated that she would enjoy them in adulthood, but WW changed that! <BR> <BR> Why she decided to try: She learned veggies would help her stay fuller longer. It was hard at first because she really didn't like any of the veggies, but she kept trying. <BR> <BR> What finally did the trick: The farmer's market! She set a goal... Sun, 17 Jun 2012 14:04:40 EST Sorry for disappearing this week... My mother had to be taken to the ER on Monday, obviously grabbing a laptop or anything else was not top priority. My top and only priority was getting to my Mom. She had a big stroke in September of 2010, but they determined that she had a series of mini-strokes in the last month or so, which caused her to exhibit the same symptoms as before. She lost much of the use of her left side. They have also determined that she has minimal flow in her right carotid artery. We're trying to contact... Sun, 17 Jun 2012 13:14:03 EST ??Question of the Day?? 06/11/2012 How do you plan your trips to the grocery store/Farmer's Markets, etc.? Mon, 11 Jun 2012 07:55:44 EST Motivational Quote for 06/11/2012 "If you can walk you can dance, if you can talk you can sing." - Zimbabwe Proverb <BR> <BR> We saw that yesterday as we were walking through the Dallas Arboretum and I liked it so I thought I would share it with all of you! Mon, 11 Jun 2012 07:52:40 EST Weekly Weight Loss Topic: Summer Dreams NOTE FROM WEIGHT WATCHER LEADER: Scott <BR> <BR> It is hard to make your goals a reality if you set unrealistic goals. Once he sat down and revised his strategy, it made all the difference! <BR> <BR> Make It Small: He asked himself "Will this goal make me want to pull the blankets over my head when I think about it tomorrow morning?" If so, he found it necessary to continue to breakdown the goal until he felt like it was something he could actually accomplish. <BR> <BR> Baby Step It: I... Sat, 9 Jun 2012 12:57:14 EST Motivational Quote for 06/09/2012 "Strength is a matter of a made up mind." - John Beecher Sat, 9 Jun 2012 09:51:21 EST ??Question of the Day?? 06/08/2012 What do you do when your work schedule or life gets in the way of your workouts? Fri, 8 Jun 2012 06:54:21 EST Motivational Quote for 06/08/2012 "Failures, repeated failures, are finger posts on the road to achievement. One fails forward toward success." - Charles F. Kettering Fri, 8 Jun 2012 06:47:26 EST ??Question of the Day?? 06/06/2012 Do you have a reward system set up for yourself when you hit your mini-goals? If so, what are they? I'm looking for some new suggestions. Wed, 6 Jun 2012 06:55:37 EST Motivational Quote for 06/06/2012 "Doubt can only be removed by action." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Wed, 6 Jun 2012 06:52:32 EST ??Question of the Day?? 06/04/2012 Are you a morning exerciser/evening exerciser/10 minutes here and 10 minutes there exerciser? <BR> <BR> I was always a morning exerciser, then I started going to the gym and I was an evening exerciser...then I did both. I'm not real sure what to call myself these days. Mon, 4 Jun 2012 07:40:34 EST Motivational Quote for 06/04/2012 "There is no substitute for hard work." - Thomas Edison Mon, 4 Jun 2012 07:23:47 EST CELEBRATION STATION - JUNE B-DAYS-ANN IVERSARIES We absolutely want to celebrate your May birthday, anniversary or sparkaversary with you! Please post it here so we can share it with you! <BR> <BR> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>26</em> <em>515</em> <em>503</em> <em>507</em> <em>509</em> <em>510</em> Sun, 3 Jun 2012 21:38:56 EST Weekly Weight Loss Topic: Exercise Of course this is a topic we all know at least a little about! However, here is a little more info for all of us. <BR> <BR> Here is a definite biggy for all of us for sure: FIND SOMETHING YOU ENJOY! That is definitely one piece of advice from a WW leader who wasn't sure that she would enjoy line dancing and yet now she does it once a week on Friday night! <BR> <BR> Think about how exercise makes you feel. We all enjoy a lazy weekend from time to time or even spending time at the lake, but t... Sun, 3 Jun 2012 21:26:06 EST Motivational Quote for 06/03/2012 "It doesn't matter where you are coming from. All that matters is where you are going."- Brian Tracy Sun, 3 Jun 2012 10:06:59 EST ??Question of the Day?? 05/29/2012 Did you remain conscious of your portions during this holiday weekend or did you lose control and just eat whatever? Either way today is a new day and you can start over. <BR> <BR> I am unable to really eat much because of the meds that I am on which decreases my appetite anyway, so I really can't say that I lost control. Tue, 29 May 2012 08:29:14 EST Motivational Quote for 05/29/2012 "While we are postponing, life speeds by." - Seneca Tue, 29 May 2012 08:23:06 EST ??Question of the Day?? 05/28/2012 Do you put your American flag out for Memorial Day? <BR> <BR> I often have to remind my husband, but we do put our American flag for Memorial Day. Mon, 28 May 2012 10:44:23 EST Motivational Quote for 05/28/2012 "Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off the goal." - Henry Ford Mon, 28 May 2012 10:32:15 EST ??Question of the Day?? 05/27/2012 Do you have a green thumb? <BR> <BR> I have to admit that I could kill a cactus when I was younger, but my mom and grandmother always had a green thumb. I always thought it just skipped over me. Apparently, it did not. This year I talked to my husband and decided I was going to try a container garden. So far, everything seems to be growing pretty well. I guess listening to my mom about starting with the ivy was a good decision. It will always tell you what it needs. Its leaves will droop whe... Sun, 27 May 2012 10:50:16 EST Motivational Quote for 05/27/2012 "Where the willingness is great, the difficulties cannot be great." - Machiavelli Sun, 27 May 2012 10:41:10 EST Weekly Weight Loss Topic: Spice Up Your Cooking Have you tried the versatile vinegar? There are so many varieties available. Red or rice vinegar for dressings and marinades. Perhaps add a little sherry or cider to a pot of beans. What about adding a little balasamic vinegar to bring out the sweetness of strawberries? You can even drizzle a little on vegetable sides or punch up leftovers. <BR> <BR> Did you know that Cumin is the most popular spice after Black Pepper? <BR> <BR> Are you stuck in a seasoning rut? Here are some suggesti... Sat, 26 May 2012 19:55:14 EST ??Questions of the Day?? 05/26/2012 When you are not feeling 100%, do you still try to push through and workout or do you just try to take care of yourself until you are feeling better? <BR> <BR> My allergies are causing me to have a sore throat, headache, etc. Almost feels like a summer cold, which I hate, not sure if I should try to just back off for a day or so and take care of myself or try to push myself and workout anyway. Sat, 26 May 2012 12:35:37 EST Motivational Quote for 05/26/2012 "In everything we do, our own thoughts can help us succeed, or they can help us fail. Maintain a positive attitude." - Catherine Pulsifer Sat, 26 May 2012 12:18:05 EST ??Question of the Day?? 05/24/2012 Is everyone else's allergies going crazy too or is it just mine?? I have been using Zyrtec in the morning, Benedryl and Flonase at night. I woke up this morning and my throat is sore. Thu, 24 May 2012 07:21:58 EST Motivational Quote for 05/24/2012 "There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure." - Paulo Coelho Thu, 24 May 2012 07:17:40 EST ??Question of the Day?? 05/23/2012 How do you handle it when you didn't prep your lunch ahead of time and you had something unexpected happen to keep you away from home. In my case we had a family night to attend about an hour-ish north of home and then my sweet hubby figured out that my mother's plumbing still needed some attention so we got home much later than intended. We are all dragging this morning. Wed, 23 May 2012 08:17:35 EST Motivational Quote for 05/23/2012 "Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do." - John Wooden Wed, 23 May 2012 08:11:50 EST Motivational Quote for 05/22/2012 "Every choice you make has an end result." - Zig Ziglar Tue, 22 May 2012 07:59:12 EST ??Question of the Day?? 05/21/2012 How do you handle it when you have to eat on someone else's schedule? I'm in training the next couple of days and I'm not going to be able to eat my snacks or lunch on my own schedule. Mon, 21 May 2012 07:33:03 EST Motivational Quote for 05/21/2012 "The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be." - Ralph Waldo Emerson Mon, 21 May 2012 07:19:20 EST Weekly Weight Loss Topic: Shopping Smart Stock-up at the supermarket for quick, easy meals: <BR> <BR> 1. Frozen pepper strips and frozen pre-cooked edamame for stir-fries. <BR> 2. canned beans and frozen, pre-cooked brown rice for Mexican recipes (they also have the Minute Rice single serve microwaveable rice) <BR> 3. Frozen whole-wheat dough and refrigerated, reduced-fat pesto for pizza <BR> 4. Frozen shrimp and refrigerated polenta for Italian meals <BR> <BR> Did you know?? That a red or yellow bell pepper can have 4 times as m... Sun, 20 May 2012 13:20:01 EST ??Question of the Day?? 05/20/2012 With summer fast approaching, have you re-evaluated your goals to determine where you need to make changes? <BR> <BR> Personally, I have not been focusing on my calories so it's time to re-focus on how many calories I am eating everyday, as well as my workouts. What about you, is there anything that you need to re-focus on in order to hit your long term goal for the year? Sun, 20 May 2012 11:20:26 EST Motivational Quote for 05/20/2012 "When we can no longer change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves." - Viktor Frankl Sun, 20 May 2012 11:01:00 EST Motivational Quote for 05/19/2012 Whether you think you can or think you can't, you are right. - Henry Ford Sat, 19 May 2012 09:31:25 EST Daily Bible Verse - 05/18/2012 Romans 8:2 <BR> <BR> For the law of the Spirit has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. Fri, 18 May 2012 07:40:16 EST Motivational Quote for 05/18/2012 Remember, happiness doesn't depend upon who you are or what you have, it depends solely upon what you think. - Dale Carnegie Fri, 18 May 2012 07:38:11 EST Daily Bible Verse - 05/17/2012 Proverbs 20:9 <BR> <BR> Who can say, "I have made my heart pure; I am clean from my sin"? Thu, 17 May 2012 07:40:08 EST Daily Bible Verse Proverbs 23:4-5 <BR> <BR> 4 Do not toil acquire wealth; be discerning enough to desist. <BR> 5 When your eyes light on it, it is gone, for suddenly it sprouts wings, flying like an eagle toward heaven. Wed, 16 May 2012 07:24:13 EST Motivational Quote for 05/16/2012 Sometimes the biggest problem is in your head. You've got to believe. -Jack Nicklaus Wed, 16 May 2012 07:19:31 EST Daily Bible Verse - 05/15/2012 Numbers 23:19 <BR> <BR> God is not man, that he should lie, or a son of man, that he should change his mind. Has he said, and will he not do it? Or has he spoken, and will he not fulfill it? Tue, 15 May 2012 07:30:02 EST Motivational Quote for 05/15/2012 "The world hates change, yet it is the only thing that has brought progress." - Charles F. Kettering Tue, 15 May 2012 07:23:39 EST Daily Bible Verse - 05/14/2012 Proverbs 21:21 <BR> <BR> Whoever pursues righteousness and kindness will find life, righteousness, and honor. Mon, 14 May 2012 07:51:25 EST Motivational Quote for 05/13/2012 The winner ain't the one with the fastest car its the one who refuses to lose. -Dale Earnhardt Mon, 14 May 2012 07:44:35 EST Motivational Quote for 05/13/2012 Setting a goal is not the main thing. It is deciding how you will go about achieving it & staying with that plan. -Tom Landry Sun, 13 May 2012 21:33:21 EST Daily Bible Verse - 05/11/2012 2 Corinthians 7:10 <BR> <BR> For godly grief produces a repentance that leads to salvation without regret, whereas worldly grief produces death. Fri, 11 May 2012 06:58:48 EST Motivational Quote for 05/11/2012 Excellence is not a singular act but a habit. You are what you do repeatedly. -Shaquille O'Neal Fri, 11 May 2012 06:47:03 EST Daily Bible Verse - 05/10/2012 James 5:8 <BR> <BR> You also, be patient, Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand. Thu, 10 May 2012 07:18:55 EST Motivational Quote for 05/10/2012 Champions aren´t made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them - a desire, a dream, a vision -Muhammad Ali Thu, 10 May 2012 07:13:37 EST Daily Bible Verse - 05/09/2012 John 10:27-30 <BR> <BR> 27 "My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. <BR> <BR> 28 I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. <BR> <BR> 29 My Father who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of my of the Father's hand <BR> <BR> 30 I and the Father are one." Wed, 9 May 2012 06:44:18 EST Motivational Quote for 05/09/2012 Most people give up just when they're about to achieve success. They quit on the one yard line. -Ross Perot Wed, 9 May 2012 06:38:10 EST Daily Bible Verse - 05/08/2012 Psalm 37:27-29 <BR> <BR> 27 Depart from evil, and do good; and dwell for evermore. <BR> <BR> 28 For the LORD loveth judgment, and forsaketh not his saints; they are preserved for ever: but the seed of the wicked shall be cut off. <BR> <BR> 29 The righteous shall inherit the land, and dwell therein for ever. Tue, 8 May 2012 07:41:46 EST Motivational Quote for 05/08/2012 My choice; my responsibility; win or lose, only I hold the keys to my destiny. -Elain Maxwell Tue, 8 May 2012 07:20:34 EST Daily Bible Verse Psalm 23:1 <BR> <BR> The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. Mon, 7 May 2012 07:44:30 EST Motivational Quote for 05/07/2012 When you want to win a game, you have to teach. When you lose a game, you have to learn. -Tom Landry Mon, 7 May 2012 07:39:02 EST Weekly Weight Loss Topic: Dining Out Tips This week’s topic is Downsize Dinner – Eating Out Strategies. <BR> <BR> Dining-Out Dos: How to Get Your Portion Right. <BR> <BR> Dining out doesn’t have to be a PointsPlus/Calorie Controlling nightmare! Try packing half of your entrée up before you take your first bit or half it with someone else. That works well with my hubby and I. <BR> <BR> You may also try ordering from the kids menu or ordering an appetizer as a main course. So many restaurants offer the same dish in an appetizer... Sun, 6 May 2012 19:52:16 EST Daily Bible Verse - 05/06/2012 John 11:25-26 <BR> <BR> 25 Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: <BR> <BR> 26 And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this? Sun, 6 May 2012 09:45:09 EST Motivational Quote for 05/06/2012 It's repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. & once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen. -Muhammad Ali Sun, 6 May 2012 09:42:33 EST Daily Bible Verse - 05/05/2012 Psalm 103:11-12 <BR> <BR> 11 For as the heaven is high above the earth, [so] great is his mercy toward them that fear him. <BR> <BR> 12 As far as the east is from the west, [so] far hath he removed our transgressions from us. Sat, 5 May 2012 15:15:01 EST Motivational Quote for 05/05/2012 "If you want your life to be more rewarding, you have to change the way you think." - Oprah Winfrey <BR> <BR> Sorry for posting this so issues! Ugh! Sat, 5 May 2012 15:06:18 EST Daily Bible Verse - 05/04/2012 Colossians 1:15-16 <BR> <BR> 15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: <BR> <BR> 16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether [they be] thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: Fri, 4 May 2012 08:20:52 EST Motivational Quote for 05/04/2012 “If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.” ~ Frank A. Clark Fri, 4 May 2012 08:09:47 EST Daily Bible Verse - 05/03/2012 Isaiah 50:7 <BR> <BR> For the Lord GOD will help me; therefore shall I not be confounded: therefore have I set my face like a flint, and I know that I shall not be ashamed. Thu, 3 May 2012 07:05:21 EST Motivational Quote for 05/03/2012 &#8206;"Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it." – Michael Jordan Thu, 3 May 2012 06:50:40 EST Daily Bible Verse - 05/02/2012 1 Corinthians 2:9 <BR> <BR> But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. Wed, 2 May 2012 07:03:45 EST Motivational Quote for 05/02/2012 “Work spares us from three evils: boredom, vice, and need.” ~ Voltaire <BR> Wed, 2 May 2012 06:54:24 EST Daily Bible Verse - 05/01/2012 Psalm 51:10 <BR> <BR> Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me. Tue, 1 May 2012 06:39:08 EST Motivational Quote for 05/01/2012 “The best angle from which to approach any problem is the try-angle.” ~ Author unknown Tue, 1 May 2012 06:37:13 EST Daily Bible Verse - 04/30/2012 1 John 4:9 <BR> <BR> In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. Mon, 30 Apr 2012 07:29:24 EST Motivational Quote for 04/30/2012 “Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom” ~ Aristotle Mon, 30 Apr 2012 07:27:53 EST CELEBRATION STATION - MAY B-DAYS-ANN IVERSARIES We absolutely want to celebrate your May birthday, anniversary or sparkaversary with you! Please post it here so we can share it with you! <BR> <BR> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>26</em> <em>515</em> <em>503</em> <em>507</em> <em>509</em> <em>510</em> Sun, 29 Apr 2012 11:40:03 EST Weekly Weight Loss Topic - Week ending 04/27/2012 The topic this week is "How to Be Your Own Best Friend". This can often be a very hard thing for many of us, especially when we have been so negative for so long. We have to re-focus our energies from being negative on being positive and sometimes that is quite an adjustment! <BR> <BR> Suggestions include: <BR> <BR> 1. Make a list of your positive qualities. Things you do well. This could be anything that you can think of, including meal planning, getting up the first time the alarm go... Sun, 29 Apr 2012 10:37:47 EST Daily Bible Verse - 04/28/2012 1 Peter 3:8-9 <BR> <BR> 8 Finally, [be ye] all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, [be] pitiful, [be] courteous: <BR> <BR> <BR> 9 Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing. Sun, 29 Apr 2012 09:25:05 EST Motivational Quote for 04/28/2012 “You don’t get to choose how you’re going to die. Or when. You can decide how you’re going to live now.” ~ Joan Baez Sun, 29 Apr 2012 09:22:57 EST Daily Bible Verse - 04/27/2012 Proverbs 28:22 <BR> <BR> He that hasteth to be rich [hath] an evil eye, and considereth not that poverty shall come upon him. Fri, 27 Apr 2012 08:52:39 EST Motivational Quote for 04/27/2012 “In my experience, there is only one motivation, and that is desire. No reasons or principle contain it or stand against it.” ~ Jane Smiley Fri, 27 Apr 2012 08:48:40 EST Daily Bible Verse - 04/26/2012 Hebrews 2:18 <BR> <BR> For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted. Thu, 26 Apr 2012 07:38:30 EST Motivational Quote for 04/26/2012 “Sometimes, when we want to get motivated, we only have to remind ourselves of what we are striving for.” ~ Jasper Tong Thu, 26 Apr 2012 07:32:27 EST Daily Bible Verse - 04/25/2012 Proverbs 3:3-4 <BR> <BR> 3 Let not steadfast love and faithfulness forsake you; bind them around your neck; write them on the tablet of your heart. <BR> 4 So you will find favor and good success in the sight of God and man. Wed, 25 Apr 2012 08:25:19 EST Motivational Quote for 04/25/2012 “Eat well, drink in moderation, and sleep sound, in these three good health abound.” ~ Proverb Wed, 25 Apr 2012 08:21:45 EST Weekly Weight Loss Topic - Week ending 04/21/2012 This week's meeting topic is about Produce Power and adding more colorful fruits and veggies to your plate. <BR> <BR> A reason to eat your fruits and veggies: high levels of vitamins C, D, E and the B vitamins, found in many types of produce, plus omega-3 fatty acids have been linked to strong brain function in the elderly. <BR> <BR> Color up your plate. How to boost your intake of fruit and vegetables. Eating lots of colorful fruits and veggies are good for your body and for your weight... Sun, 22 Apr 2012 12:20:16 EST Daily Bible Verse - 04/22/2012 Ephesians 4:31-32 <BR> <BR> 31 Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: <BR> <BR> 32 And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you. Sun, 22 Apr 2012 10:56:06 EST Motivational Quote for 04/22/2012 “Challenges are gifts, opportunities to learn.” ~ Andy Andrews Sun, 22 Apr 2012 10:49:45 EST Daily Bible Verse - 04/21/2012 2 Corinthians 10:17-18 <BR> <BR> 17 But he that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord. <BR> 18 For not he that commendeth himself is approved, but whom the Lord commendeth. Sat, 21 Apr 2012 12:57:19 EST Motivational Quote for 04/21/2012 “Success – the real success – does not depend upon the position you hold, but upon how you carry yourself in that position.” ~ T. Roosevelt Sat, 21 Apr 2012 12:45:59 EST Daily Bible Verse - 04/20/2012 Proverbs 3:11-12 <BR> <BR> 11 My son, despise not the chastening of the LORD; neither be weary of his correction: <BR> <BR> 12 For whom the LORD loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son [in whom] he delighteth. Fri, 20 Apr 2012 07:44:24 EST Motivational Quote for 04/20/2012 “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt Fri, 20 Apr 2012 07:36:06 EST Daily Bible Verse - 04/19/2012 Psalm 50:14-15 <BR> <BR> 14 Offer unto God thanksgiving; and pay thy vows unto the most High: <BR> <BR> 15 And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me. Thu, 19 Apr 2012 07:45:10 EST Motivational Quote for 04/19/2012 “Learn from the past. Prepare for the future. Perform in the present.” ~ Gary Mack Thu, 19 Apr 2012 07:34:36 EST Daily Bible Verse - 04/18/2012 Psalm 3:3 <BR> <BR> But you, O Lord, are a shield about me, my glory, and the lifter of my head. Wed, 18 Apr 2012 07:39:56 EST Motivational Quote for 04/18/2012 “Our only limitations are those we set up in our own minds.” ~ Napoleon Hill Wed, 18 Apr 2012 07:33:17 EST Daily Bible Verse - 04/17/2012 Proverbs 20:3 <BR> <BR> [It is] an honour for a man to cease from strife: but every fool will be meddling. Tue, 17 Apr 2012 07:47:27 EST Motivational Quote for 04/17/2012 “Success is the sum of small efforts – repeated day in and day out.” ~ Robert Collier Tue, 17 Apr 2012 07:43:26 EST Weekly Weight Loss Topic - Week ending 04/14/2012 The weekly weight loss topic is about making exercise happen. <BR> <BR> Make a plan - Plan or schedule your exercise, but always have a back-up plan. If you are running late from work and you wind up not making it for the class that you were intending to make or it's too late to run outside, then what are you going to do? This is where a back-up plan comes in handy. You need to find something that you enjoy and are committed to doing, but when life gets in the way...have a back-up pla... Sun, 15 Apr 2012 13:19:40 EST Daily Bible Verse - 04/15/2012 Proverbs 16:28 <BR> <BR> A froward man soweth strife: and a whisperer separateth chief friends. Sun, 15 Apr 2012 10:56:29 EST Motivational Quote for 04/15/2012 “Named must your fear be before banish it you can.” ~ Yoda Sun, 15 Apr 2012 10:54:00 EST Daily Bible Verse - 04/14/2012 Proverbs 3:28-29 <BR> <BR> 38 Say not unto thy neighbour, Go, and come again, and to morrow I will give; when thou hast it by thee. <BR> <BR> 29 Devise not evil against thy neighbour, seeing he dwelleth securely by thee. Sat, 14 Apr 2012 07:46:02 EST Motivational Quote for 04/14/2012 “A year from now you may wish you had started today” ~ Karen Lamb Sat, 14 Apr 2012 07:37:54 EST Daily Bible Verse - 04/12/2012 Ephesians 5:1-2 <BR> <BR> 1 Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children; <BR> <BR> 2 And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour. Thu, 12 Apr 2012 08:39:53 EST Motivational Quote for 04/12/2012 “Every successful man I have heard of has done the best he could with the conditions as he found them…” ~ Edgar Watson Howe Thu, 12 Apr 2012 08:30:56 EST Daily Bible Verse - 04/11/2012 Psalm 130:5 <BR> <BR> I wait for the LORD, my soul doth wait, and in his word do I hope. Wed, 11 Apr 2012 07:56:36 EST Motivational Quote for 04/11/2012 “The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen.” ~ Frank Wright Wed, 11 Apr 2012 07:49:28 EST Daily Bible Verse - 04/10/2012 Philippians 1:6 <BR> <BR> Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform [it] until the day of Jesus Christ: Tue, 10 Apr 2012 08:13:07 EST Motivational Quote for 04/10/2012 You really can change, your reality is based on the way you think. -Oprah Tue, 10 Apr 2012 08:06:37 EST Daily Bible Verse - 04/09/2012 Psalm 31:24 <BR> <BR> Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the LORD. Mon, 9 Apr 2012 07:45:39 EST Motivational Quote for 04/09/2012 “The tragedy of life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach.” – Benjamin Mays Mon, 9 Apr 2012 07:43:55 EST Daily Bible Verse - 04/08/2012 Revelation 3:20 <BR> <BR> Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. Sun, 8 Apr 2012 11:05:26 EST Weekly Weight Loss Topic - Week ending 04/07/2012 The week's topic is about Anchoring, which some of you may recall is a "Tool for Living" under Weight Watchers. <BR> <BR> An Anchor can be anything that may help you stay on track when the times get tough. Anchoring can remind us when we have triumphed over a rough time or when we succeeded in a challenge. These things remind us that we can be successful and can help us succeed in the future. Examples of anchors that I've seen can be anything from the 10% keychain that you get from WW t... Sun, 8 Apr 2012 10:56:21 EST Motivational Quote for 04/08/2012 Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens. -Carl Jung Sun, 8 Apr 2012 10:21:57 EST Daily Bible Verse - 04/06/2012 Psalm 94:12-13 <BR> <BR> 12 Blessed [is] the man whom thou chastenest, O LORD, and teachest him out of thy law; <BR> 13 That thou mayest give him rest from the days of adversity, until the pit be digged for the wicked. Fri, 6 Apr 2012 06:43:11 EST Motivational Quote for 04/06/2012 Excellence is an art won by training & habituation. -Aristotle Fri, 6 Apr 2012 06:36:15 EST CELEBRATION STATION - APRIL B-DAYS-ANN IVERSARIES We absolutely want to celebrate your April birthday, anniversary or sparkaversary with you! Please post it here so we can share it with you! <BR> <BR> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>26</em> <em>515</em> <em>503</em> <em>507</em> <em>509</em> <em>510</em> Thu, 5 Apr 2012 08:07:34 EST Daily Bible Verse - 04/05/2012 Psalms 19:14 <BR> <BR> Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer. Thu, 5 Apr 2012 08:03:51 EST Motivational Quote for 04/05/2012 Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we’re here we should dance. -Anonymous Thu, 5 Apr 2012 08:01:08 EST Daily Bible Verse - 04/02/2012 Matthew 5:9 <BR> <BR> Blessed [are] the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. Mon, 2 Apr 2012 07:55:16 EST Motivational Quote for 04/02/2012 Be not afraid of going slowly, be afraid only of standing still. -Chinese Proverb Mon, 2 Apr 2012 07:54:12 EST Daily Bible Verse - 04/01/2012 Philippians 4:4 <BR> <BR> Rejoice in the Lord alway: [and] again I say, Rejoice. Sun, 1 Apr 2012 11:50:22 EST Motivational Quote for 04/01/2012 “Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.” ~ Henry Ford Sun, 1 Apr 2012 11:38:13 EST Daily Bible Verse - 03/31/2012 Galatians 5:24 <BR> <BR> And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. Sat, 31 Mar 2012 10:09:31 EST Motivational Quote for 03/31/2012 “‘Someday’ is a disease that will take your dreams to the grave with you.” ~ Timothy Ferriss Sat, 31 Mar 2012 10:06:02 EST Daily Bible Verse - 03/30/2012 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 <BR> <BR> 16 Rejoice evermore. <BR> 17 Pray without ceasing. <BR> 18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. Fri, 30 Mar 2012 08:09:54 EST Motivational Quote for 03/30/2012 “Physical fitness can neither be achieved by wishful thinking nor outright purchase.” ~ Joseph Pilates Fri, 30 Mar 2012 08:07:50 EST Daily Bible Verse - 03/29/2012 Jude 1:24-25 <BR> <BR> Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present [you] faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, <BR> <BR> To the only wise God our Saviour, [be] glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen. Thu, 29 Mar 2012 07:58:39 EST Motivational Quote for 03/29/2012 “Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action.” ~ Peter F. Drucker Thu, 29 Mar 2012 07:55:14 EST Daily Bible Verse - 03/28/2012 1 Peter 4:16 <BR> <BR> Yet if [any man suffer] as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf. Wed, 28 Mar 2012 08:05:35 EST Motivational Quote for 03/28/2012 “Talent is a wonderful thing, but it won’t carry a quitter. “ ~ Stephen King Wed, 28 Mar 2012 08:04:11 EST Daily Bible Verse - 03/27/2012 Romans 8:6 <BR> <BR> For to be carnally minded [is] death; but to be spiritually minded [is] life and peace. Tue, 27 Mar 2012 07:54:52 EST Motivational Quote for 03/27/2012 “How am I to know what I can achieve if I quit?” ~ Jason Bishop Tue, 27 Mar 2012 07:52:48 EST Daily Bible Verse - 03/26/2012 Psalms 115:3 <BR> <BR> But our God [is] in the heavens: he hath done whatsoever he hath pleased. Mon, 26 Mar 2012 07:53:39 EST Motivational Quote for 03/26/2012 “One today is worth two tomorrows.” ~ Benjamin Franklin Mon, 26 Mar 2012 07:41:43 EST Daily Bible Verse - 03/25/2012 2 Corinthians 5:17 <BR> <BR> Therefore, if anyone [is] in Christ, [he is] a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. Sun, 25 Mar 2012 11:14:12 EST Motivational Quote for 03/25/2012 “Focus on the possibilities for success, not on the potential for failure.” ~ Napoleon Hill Sun, 25 Mar 2012 11:12:18 EST Weekly Weight Loss Topic - Week ending 03/24/2012 This week's topic is Flexibility and making the most of the plan! <BR> <BR> Motivation vs. Determination <BR> <BR> We are generally super-motivated when we start something new! We start out thinking that things are going to be awesome! But those feelings fade with time even though you may know that you are doing the right thing. <BR> <BR> Although your motivation may have faded, determination may save you. Even when you don't want to go to work, you still get up and go. To some exte... Sat, 24 Mar 2012 13:44:01 EST Motivational Quote for 03/24/2012 “Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.” ~ Albert Einstein Sat, 24 Mar 2012 12:44:25 EST Daily Bible Verse - 03/24/2012 Matthew 5:10 <BR> <BR> Blessed [are] those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Sat, 24 Mar 2012 12:26:25 EST Motivational Quote for 03/20/2012 “Sometimes the wrong choices bring us to the right places. ” ~ Unknown Tue, 20 Mar 2012 07:57:57 EST Daily Bible Verse - 03/20/2012 Proverbs 18:20 <BR> A man's stomach shall be satisfied from the fruit of his mouth; [From] the produce of his lips he shall be filled. Tue, 20 Mar 2012 07:43:56 EST Daily Bible Verse - 03/19/2012 1 John 24-25 <BR> <BR> 24 Therefore let that abide in you which you heard from the beginning. If what you heard from the beginning abides in you, you also will abide in the Son and in the Father. <BR> 25 And this is the promise that He has promised us--eternal life. Mon, 19 Mar 2012 07:37:51 EST