SparkPeople FLYbaby Team...Baby Steps Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=1168 For all those that are just starting out with decluttering their homes. Let's take some baby steps together. SparkPeople FLYbaby Team...Baby Steps Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=1168 WED. DAILY FOCUS AND MISSION...(June 28th) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1168x67068925 MISSION....WEDNESDAY <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/57a56e83-7520-4d81-83c3-a45583b0936e.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Back to the Living Room we go! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/bf70df3b-f2f0-48a5-b05d-bbfa399b9d30.jpg"> <BR> One of my favorite missions for the living room is to go sofa and chair diving! This is where we start digging through the furniture and pluck out the cheerios and old socks. I am always amazed at how much stuff I can pull out of the ... Wed, 28 Jun 2017 08:40:27 EST TUESDAY...DAILY FOCUS AND MISSION http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1168x67062342 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/857b5c74-c732-4794-8478-795f74045ff2.png"> <BR> <BR> <BR> MISSION TUESDAY.... <BR> <BR> <BR> For today you are to take 5 minutes and dust the decorative items in your living room. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9ff4b347-3f18-42bd-b905-4a4f6c09a719.jpg"> <BR> The picture frames, lamps and knick knacks, this is a detailed dusting. Turn on the music and move quickly, you will be amazed at how fast you can to this. <BR> ... Tue, 27 Jun 2017 07:53:11 EST MONDAY MISSION and DAILY FOCUS... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1168x67056441 MONDAY MISSION.... <BR> <BR> Take time today to put out any major hotspots in your living room. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5d1939cf-68c1-43d5-9f58-b06ea26b08de.jpg"> <BR> Put out those fires before they really start to flare up! <BR> Set your timer and remember to post your pounds. <BR> <BR> <BR> DAILY FOCUS... <BR> <BR> Monday's are blessing the home. Laundry and general cleaning. Mon, 26 Jun 2017 08:13:47 EST Healthy Eating Doesn't Have To Be Hard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12162x1168x67050938 Healthy Eating Doesn't Have To Be Hard <BR> <BR> Tips for Planning, Enjoying, and Sticking to a Nutritious Diet <BR> <BR> Healthy eating is not about strict dietary limitations, staying unrealistically thin, or depriving yourself of the foods you love. Rather, it’s about feeling great, having more energy, improving your health, and stabilizing your mood. If you feel overwhelmed by all the conflicting nutrition and diet advice out there, you’re not alone. It seems that for every expert who t... Sun, 25 Jun 2017 09:18:51 EST What Time Is It In Your Neck of the Woods... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1168x67050867 7:06 a.m. Sun, 25 Jun 2017 09:07:43 EST Did you exercise today....Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12012x1168x67050845 <em>48</em> <em>311</em> Sun, 25 Jun 2017 09:03:39 EST JUNE HABIT OF THE MONTH http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1168x67050650 Drink Your Water <BR> <BR> Our new habit for June was to drink our water each day. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/bc7300c1-51b3-41d6-85bc-7010492d4e28.jpg"> <BR> Set aside a pitcher or bottles of water each day. Set your timer to remind you to drink to your health. <BR> <BR> Keep up with your water intake so you can see how it affects your Body Clutter. <BR> Sun, 25 Jun 2017 08:35:14 EST SNEAK PEEK OF THE WEEK...(June 25th -July 1st) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1168x67050401 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5125c5e6-0403-4ea5-bc89-01a847a4ef46.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Sneak Peek for the Week <BR> <BR> June 25, 2017 - July 1, 2017 <BR> <BR> This week we are in 2 Zones: <BR> Zone 5: The Living Room <BR> Zone 1: The Entrance, Front Porch and Dining Room <BR> <BR> June Habit: Drinking Water <BR> July Habit: Swish &amp; Swipe <BR> <BR> Zone 5: Mission #1 Monday <BR> <BR> <BR> We are only in Zone 5 for four days this week. Take time today to put out any m... Sun, 25 Jun 2017 08:07:42 EST WEEKLY CLEANING TIPS...(JUNE 18 - 24TH) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1168x67045108 June 18 - 24, 2017 <BR> <BR> This week we are in Zone 4: The Master Bedroom <BR> <BR> This month's Habit is: Drinking Water <BR> <BR> Zone 4 Mission #1 Monday <BR> <BR> Are you ready for your mission? We are doing a lot of decluttering this week. I don't want you to get overwhelmed so make sure to use your timer. <BR> I want you to start to get rid of anything that is under your bed. Seriously, you will love the way your room feels when there is nothing under your bed. I know there are go... Sat, 24 Jun 2017 08:50:43 EST MISSION. ..MONDAY (May 1st) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1168x66727117 We are in the Entrance, Front Porch and the Dining Room this week. <BR> <BR> Your mission for today is to take 10 minutes to get rid of the hotspots that gather in this area. <BR> <BR> The junk mail, newspapers, shoes, jackets etc, that seem to get stuck in a holding pattern when you set them down and plan to get back to them. It is amazing how inviting the entrance area can be when there is not a bunch of STUFF everywhere. Grab a trash bag first and toss what can be tossed. Then grab t... Mon, 1 May 2017 07:27:19 EST MAY CHALLENGE. .DECLUTTER YOUR HOME IN 30 DAYS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12012x1168x66722392 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/62403e00-3aa7-49a0-854d-fd8d292ba325.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Clutter can get out of control in a hurry. Odds and ends get stashed in a junk drawer to remain for eternity. Mud rooms become places where muddy shoes land and never leave. Nightstands breed glasses of water and hand lotion and books. And bookshelves, well, they become catchalls for way more than novels. <BR> <BR> So you want to declutter and maybe donate a few things to charity or gear u... Sun, 30 Apr 2017 11:59:51 EST MAY...MINS. or STEPS CHALLENGE for goodies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12012x1168x66722287 Tomorrow we will be starting a new month. May already, boy time flies. <BR> Hope you will join me on our new monthly challenge for goodies. <BR> <BR> You can post either minutes or steps in this challenge. If you want to do both, that would be o.k. too. <BR> <BR> Who is up for the challenge? <BR> Sun, 30 Apr 2017 11:35:29 EST DAILY FOCUS...SUNDAY (April 30th) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1168x66720947 Renew Your Spirit <BR> Each Sunday is the day to Renew Your Spirit. This is a day to take time for yourself and build YOU up with your favorite things. If you don’t Renew Your Spirit, you can’t renew the spirit of others. Here are some great ideas: <BR> <BR> A movie at the local theater <BR> A walk in the park <BR> Curl up with a good book <BR> Take a long hot bubble bath <BR> Watch a favorite movie <BR> There are so many ways you can Renew Your Spirit. Find some that work for you. <BR> <BR... Sun, 30 Apr 2017 08:11:43 EST Did You Make Your Bed Today.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1168x66716177 <em>48</em> Sat, 29 Apr 2017 09:36:15 EST Check In If You Swished and Swiped today... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1168x66716176 <em>48</em> Sat, 29 Apr 2017 09:35:42 EST DAILY FOCUS..SAT (April 29th) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1168x66716123 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0f580d6c-971f-4333-86f8-f26d99c38148.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2a5cdf5b-c707-4eb5-b69e-18123a0b8b70.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Saturday is especially fun because it’s the day we have Family Fun Time! This a special time just for you and your loved ones to spend time renewing your relationships with each other. Your week has been busy and time has been limited, so spending some special time with your family is so very imp... Sat, 29 Apr 2017 09:26:36 EST A To Z Words That End In ING http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=26658x1168x66644093 A...Acting Mon, 17 Apr 2017 23:17:23 EST Things I Am Grateful For A-Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1168x66643846 A.....Amazing friends Mon, 17 Apr 2017 22:43:29 EST Check In....Emoticon http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1168x66643839 <em>213</em> Mon, 17 Apr 2017 22:41:55 EST Detailed cleaning List For Zone 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1168x66643797 Detailed Cleaning List – Zone 4: The Master Bedroom <BR> <BR> This is my detailed cleaning list for Zone 4. Ensure you adapt it to fit your home and family. If you are still decluttering, you are not ready for this whole list, concentrate on decluttering only! Baby steps! – FlyLady <BR> <BR> This is FlyLady’s Detailed Cleaning List for Zone 4. If your home is still cluttered, you are not supposed to do detailed cleaning yet; just declutter for 15 minutes a day in this area. Do not get blown... Mon, 17 Apr 2017 22:35:00 EST Flybaby 10K http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12012x1168x66593386 The Flylady 10K is a 6.2 mile run or walk to be done over 5 days. Saturday will be to do at least 1.2 miles. Sunday and Tuesday will be 1mile each day. Wednesday and Friday will also be 1 mile each day. This equals up to 6.2 miles and completion of the Flylady 10K!!!! Use the template below to record your mileage. We will begin the 10K on Saturday, April 15th!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> Saturday Miles: <BR> <BR> Sunday Miles: <BR> <BR> Monday (Rest Day) <BR> <BR> Tuesday Miles: <BR> <BR> Wedn... Mon, 10 Apr 2017 02:36:33 EST What Motivates You? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12162x1168x66593385 My children and my pets keep me motivation to keep going and fight for extending my life as much as I can. Mon, 10 Apr 2017 02:32:20 EST Flybaby Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12162x1168x66593380 Tonight is my looking over teams and making changes, answering questions if there is any as it is my relaxation time I also prepare for what I need to do for the next day. Mon, 10 Apr 2017 02:28:53 EST Today I Cleaned..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12012x1168x66593370 What did you accomplish with cleaning today? Mon, 10 Apr 2017 02:23:18 EST Did You Use The Nutrition And Fitness Tracker(s)? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12012x1168x66593367 Yes Mon, 10 Apr 2017 02:21:58 EST What Exercise Did You Do? .....Daily http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12012x1168x66593365 What exercises did you accomplish... Daily Mon, 10 Apr 2017 02:19:29 EST Weekly Pamper Mission http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1168x66593355 It's a new week and you know what that means... a brand new Pamper Mission just for you! As you know, we've been working on getting ourselves back in tip top shape from the harsh winter elements. And now it's time to pamper those pretty fingers of ours. Cheap and at home of course! Have you ever had a hot oil hand massage in the salon? Well guess what... we can do them ourselves at home for almost FREE! <BR> <BR> Here's a list of oils you may have laying around the house that you can use. Y... Mon, 10 Apr 2017 02:09:31 EST Daily Fight Plans http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1168x66593340 Today is Monday: Weekly Home Blessing Hour <BR> <BR> On Mondays, The Weekly Home Blessing hour is the time FlyLady spends blessing her home. No detailed cleaning required; vacuum the middle of the floors only!  The time on this can depend on the size of your home, could take less than an hour or more than an hour but on average about an hour.  Set your timers and have fun – you are blessing your home and family! <BR> <BR> FlyLady sets her timer for 10 minutes to work on each of 7 ways to bl... Mon, 10 Apr 2017 02:03:33 EST Detailed cleaning List For Zone 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1168x66593319 FlyLady's Detailed Cleaning List - Zone 3: The Bathroom and One Extra Room <BR> <BR> This is FlyLady's Detailed Cleaning List for Zone 3. If your home is still cluttered, you are not supposed to do detailed cleaning yet, just declutter for 15 minutes a day in this area. <BR> Do not get blown away by how big this detailed cleaning list is LOL! We do not do all of it in one week. Each month we focus on a different room, and only do just a little in the other rooms. After a few months it wil... Mon, 10 Apr 2017 01:54:55 EST 55 Things the Scale Won't Tell You... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12012x1168x66563905 55 Things the Scale Won't Tell You <BR> <BR> <BR> By: Melinda Hershey, SparkPeople Blogger <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0a8bdd10-ae13-483e-9eb5-b680244ae4e1.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Picture this: It's time for your weekly weigh-in, and you are confident that you've lost a pound or two. You've eaten very well this week and have been even more consistent with your exercise than you usually are. You take a deep breath, close your eyes and step on the scale, your heart skippi... Wed, 5 Apr 2017 11:48:31 EST 100 Reasons You Should Work Out Today... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12012x1168x66563887 100 Reasons You Should Work Out Today <BR> <BR> <BR> By: Nicole Nichols, SparkPeople Blogger <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2e543410-0518-48fe-9f38-77bb3dc94434.png"> <BR> We all have those days that we don't want to work out even though we know we should. <BR> <BR> When you need a little motivation, look no further. <BR> <BR> Here are 100 reasons you shouldn't skip your workout today. <BR> <BR> 100 Reasons to Exercise Now <BR> Because it makes you feel confide... Wed, 5 Apr 2017 11:45:52 EST Why Do We Beat Ourselves Up..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12012x1168x66563856 Why Do We Beat Ourselves Up? <BR> A Look at Self-Destructive Thoughts <BR> <BR> By Mike Kramer, Staff Writer <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e7b9dd5f-1364-4a2a-97a6-456f581aad6e.jpg"> <BR> If we had friends that treated us the way that many of us treat ourselves, they wouldn’t be our friends for very long. Imagine a friend who calls up just to complain–about you. Or an alleged buddy who quickly says “I told you so” when you screw up. Or someone who encourages you to g... Wed, 5 Apr 2017 11:39:33 EST DAILY FOCUS... WEDS. (April 5th) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12012x1168x66562355 NO MORE PROCRASTINATING TODAY..... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6e3c4b51-db5a-4767-9659-2a8fc8ec05ba.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Each and every Wednesday is Anti-Procrastination Day. This is a day that we take care of things we’ve been putting off. You can use this day to take care of any procrastinating. You can do..... <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/57230554-c220-49e5-99cb-346c82bec67a.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Finish that report for work <BR> Work on ... Wed, 5 Apr 2017 08:23:58 EST MISSION...WEDS. (April 5th) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12012x1168x66562301 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3566ba23-1e71-4a6b-af9b-59e6a56448a9.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Today is anti-procrastination day and we are heading into the refrigerator! <BR> <BR> Your mission for today is to set your timer, grab a trash bag and fling out the science projects. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/64a7145f-cb3a-49f9-99ff-3bd7ac7a5001.jpg"> <BR> Don't forget to check out the vegetable/fruit drawer. I am usually guaranteed a piece of fruit with a li... Wed, 5 Apr 2017 08:12:30 EST DAILY FOCUS...Tuesday (April 4th) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12012x1168x66556966 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/fde3ae22-4a41-423f-bd70-95e6a3e342fb.jpg"> <BR> <BR> We use this day to get out and run whatever errands we need to do for the week. Make a list of wherever you need to go and whatever you need to do during the day today and then get to it. This can include: <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/062159b6-e091-4e56-a63e-f29624fcade3.jpg"> <BR> Grocery shopping <BR> Doctor appointments <BR> Dentist appointments <BR> School s... Tue, 4 Apr 2017 10:43:32 EST MISSION ......TUES. (April 4th) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12012x1168x66556943 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0fb68bfc-04ed-4406-aa9f-1ac314a6f2a8.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> We are in the Kitchen this week and we are ready to Fly! <BR> <BR> For today I want you to grab your broom and your mop. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/43a85771-80f4-493f-957d-4e614a844f2e.jpg"> <BR> Sweep your kitchen floor really well and then mop. There are several ways to mop a kitchen floor and no real wrong way. Hot soapy water and wipe. There is no "perf... Tue, 4 Apr 2017 10:39:41 EST HOUSEHOLD TIPS....Kitchen (April 2nd- 8th) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1168x66549068 Turn to a Lazy Susan <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/fa499fbb-043e-40cb-ac01-b6c12fbca504.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Contain messes by housing sticky or spillable food items on an easy-to-clean lazy Susan. Mon, 3 Apr 2017 08:32:34 EST DAILY FOCUS...Tuesday (April 3rd) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12012x1168x66549018 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c5303967-77c6-4da4-9806-e08d0cc3d7e9.jpg"> <BR> <BR> No detailed cleaning required; vacuum the middle of the floors only! The time on this can depend on the size of your home, could take less than an hour or more than an hour but on average about an hour. Set your timers and have fun – you are blessing your home. <BR> <BR> Take 10 minutes to work on each of 7 ways to bless your home: <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b7... Mon, 3 Apr 2017 08:22:51 EST MISSION MONDAY.... (April 3rd) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12012x1168x66548998 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e55c3df2-9c49-49f2-a2f3-2c7c6c8fa84c.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This week will be a little different than the other weeks! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/54278a4d-9ca2-47be-bd12-3fabfd3c5f35.jpg"> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/966783d4-0107-485f-bd47-ccfc167a3319.jpg"> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c5edb3b1-7ba4-46bb-ac12-d1886451de19.jpg"> <BR> We will be in the Entrance, Front Porch and Din... Mon, 3 Apr 2017 08:20:24 EST Did You Use The Trackers Today... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12162x1168x66545409 <em>224</em> Sun, 2 Apr 2017 16:33:07 EST APRIL....MINS. or STEPS CHALLENGE FOR GOODIES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12162x1168x66545401 110 MINS. Sun, 2 Apr 2017 16:32:12 EST FILL IN THE BLANK..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=26658x1168x66545365 ADD ONE WORD <BR> <BR> BEGINNING WITH LETTER "A" <BR> <BR> <BR> 1. A child's toy - ALPHABET BLOCKS <BR> <BR> 2. Something in your wardrobe - <BR> <BR> 3. Something in your fridge - <BR> <BR> 4. A mood - <BR> <BR> 5. Something in your purse - <BR> <BR> 6. Something you buy from the supermarket - <BR> <BR> 7. Something soft - <BR> <BR> 8. Something hard - <BR> <BR> 9. A song - <BR> <BR> 10. Television program - <BR> <BR> 11. Famous person - <BR> <BR> 12. A recipe ingr... Sun, 2 Apr 2017 16:24:36 EST DON'T PEEK In This Thread..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=26658x1168x66545355 You did it anyway....didn't you.....now what if it was a virus???? O.K. there is no virus ...just me. <BR> <BR> <BR> So come on in and admit it.....you peaked, didn't you? <BR> <BR> Sun, 2 Apr 2017 16:22:03 EST GIVE A GOODIE Challenge.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=26658x1168x66545350 This game is a great way to get to know each other by visiting other spark pages and giving support, motivation and encouragement to team members. <BR> Each person posts the next number in order. If your number contains 2 or 3 of the same digits, you give a goodie to someone on our team. <BR> For example: if you get 11, 22, 33,44, 121, 333, 2445 etc. you give a goodie! I think you get the jest of the game. Let's give it a go! <BR> Sun, 2 Apr 2017 16:20:38 EST WEEKLY PAMPER SESSION... (April. 2nd - 8th) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12012x1168x66545309 Weekly Pampering Mission <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0eb46200-348a-4dea-8265-00203f6c4513.jpg"> <BR> You've worked hard this week! It's time to take a little break and have some "Me Time". You deserve some pampering. I want you to set aside 2 hours for a break. You don't have to do this one alone but feel free to if you need some alone time! I want you to watch a good movie. Give your brain and your body a break for just a little bit. And pamper yourself with... Sun, 2 Apr 2017 16:12:53 EST DAILY FOCUS....SUNDAY (April 2nd) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12012x1168x66545304 Each Sunday is the day to Renew Your Spirit. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/fe0673e3-9d21-4362-ac17-878821b7b7d5.jpg"> <BR> This is a day to take time for yourself and build YOU up with your favorite things. If you don’t Renew Your Spirit, you can’t renew the spirit of others. Here are some great ideas: <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1aa0223c-a844-443b-a951-e0abe91d48f9.jpg"> <BR> A movie at the local theater <BR> A walk in the park <BR> Cur... Sun, 2 Apr 2017 16:11:46 EST SNEAK PEEK SUNDAY (April 2nd - 8th 2017) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12012x1168x66545288 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3944d0b1-0468-4e1d-af6e-e34f3c0bSneak Peek for the Week <BR> <BR> April 2 - 8, 2017 <BR> <BR> The Entrance, Front Porch and Dining Room <BR> and the <BR> The Kitchen <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> This month's Habit is: Making Your Bed <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f92db816-4d93-461d-a813-127e26f8bce1.png"> <BR> <BR> Welcome to April! It’s a brand new month and that means it’s time for a brand new habit. This month,... Sun, 2 Apr 2017 16:08:40 EST NEW MEMBERS... .Introduce yourself here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1168x66545232 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/327313a8-1c5d-443c-852c-f1c4358de779.jpg"> We are so glad to have you here. Please tell us a bit about yourself so that we can get to know you better. All the best to you on reaching your goals. Sun, 2 Apr 2017 15:56:47 EST April Celebrations http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1168x66544995 <em>87</em> <em>87</em> <em>410</em> <em>214</em> <em>87</em> <em>87</em> <em>410</em> <em>214</em> <em>87</em> <em>87</em> <em>410</em> <BR> <BR> We want to celebrate with you. Please let us know about what you are celebrating in April. <BR> <BR> Birthday? Anniversary? Sparkaversary <BR> Sun, 2 Apr 2017 15:14:39 EST Weekly Pamper Mission http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12162x1168x66535394 I think it's time we get back to the basics of pampering. You know what I mean... the things that we don't always take the time to do with our hectic lives and schedules. We are in such a rush to get everyone else dressed and ready and out the door that we often times put ourselves last. Often times? Ok, I mean always! It's time to take some pamper time just for us. <BR> <BR> Set your timer for 15 minutes and give your hair a good wash. Use that yummy smelling shampoo or give yourself a deep... Fri, 31 Mar 2017 23:28:43 EST Morning And Before Bed Routine Reminders http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1168x66535328 Reminder: Your morning routine will change your life! <BR> We are going to build a Morning Routine for your Control Journal or to just post on the refrigerator. <BR> <BR> 1.Get up and weigh <BR> 2.Shower and get dressed to lace up shoes, fix your hair and face <BR> 3.While you are in the bathroom Swish and Swipe <BR> 4.Grab a load of laundry and start the washer <BR> 5.Check your calendar for today’s activities <BR> 6.Empty dishwasher to start your day <BR> 7.Eat something good for you and ... Fri, 31 Mar 2017 23:19:30 EST Detailed Cleaning List For Zone 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1168x66535277 If you are still decluttering, you are not ready for this whole list, concentrate on decluttering only! <BR> <BR> <BR> Entrance Detailed Cleaning List <BR> <BR> 1.Start at the ceiling and work your way down to the floor. <BR> 2.Clean cobwebs <BR> 3.Dust window sills and front door <BR> 4.Clean switch plate of hand prints and walls if needed <BR> 5.Put plants in to the shower and give them a good rinse. Let them set there until you are finished. <BR> 6.Dust furniture <BR> 7.Dust baseboards... Fri, 31 Mar 2017 23:10:25 EST April Cleaning Zone Missions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1168x66535193 April 2nd-8th, 2017 <BR> <BR> Zone1: The Entrance, Dining Room, and Front Porch <BR> <BR> Your task is to declutter this area. Spend 15 minutes a day this week doing something, anything, in these rooms. They did not get dirty in a week and they will not get clean in a week, but you will be making headway. It is a trend! Get in the habit of decluttering in small segments of time. Decide what time of day you are going to tackle this little job, set a timer for 15 minutes, and just do it. <BR>... Fri, 31 Mar 2017 22:59:10 EST April Cleaning Zones http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1168x66535138 April 2nd - 8th, 2017 <BR> <BR> Zone 1: Entrance, Front Porch, and Dining Room <BR> <BR> I will update this tomorrow Fri, 31 Mar 2017 22:49:41 EST Domestic Problem Solving 101 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12012x1168x66515209 Wondering what to do ... As soon as able to plant some vegetables and herbs, our planter is similar to this; though raised and encased in wooden sides. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d5cac206-2d83-4acd-aa2d-d901ae0a446b.jpg"> <BR> <BR> DH says I should cover it with something protective as we have squirrels galore ... that devour anything that is not nailed down ... (and even then) ... <BR> Any ideas how I can safeguard my veggies from the critters .... (some ... Tue, 28 Mar 2017 19:20:34 EST Domestic Problem Solving 101 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1168x66515187 Wondering what to do ... As soon as able to plant some vegetables and herbs, our planter is similar to this; though raised and encased in wooden sides. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/edc07f79-4a94-4ec4-b1f2-4b863ec0025c.jpg"> <BR> <BR> DH says I should cover it with something protective as we have squirrels galore ... that devour anything that is not nailed down ... (and even then) ... <BR> Any ideas how I can safeguard my veggies from the critters .... (some ... Tue, 28 Mar 2017 19:15:47 EST Domestic Problem Solving 101 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12162x1168x66515164 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/23a6b900-063d-4ea7-b303-7baa322617f0.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Wondering what to do ... As soon as able to plant some vegetables and herbs, our planter is similar to this; though raised and encased in wooden sides. <BR> DH says I should cover it with something protective as we have squirrels galore ... <em>219</em> that devour anything that is not nailed down ... (and even then) ... <BR> Any ideas how I can safeguard my veggies from the critters ....... Tue, 28 Mar 2017 19:10:53 EST What Exercise Did You Do Today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12162x1168x66514424 Enter here ... new thread ... Tue, 28 Mar 2017 15:26:50 EST Say Hi to Your Teammates http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1168x66514392 <em>524</em> Tue, 28 Mar 2017 15:19:00 EST Welcome... Please Introduce Yourself http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1168x66514379 <em>235</em> and we would love to hear something about yourself ... <BR> <BR> I am Jan, also called 2B, short for 2BDYNAMIC ...Have been here in Sparks for over 5 years and love it! .... I also lead the Treasure Trove team .... As I have a passion for decorating and finding ways to keep our home running smooth, clean and organized, I was invited to help Charlotte ... and so accepted ........Look forward to meeting new team members, whether already established or new members joining ...With... Tue, 28 Mar 2017 15:16:40 EST Tips and Time Savers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1168x66514319 <em>141</em> Households Take Time as we know ... <em>12</em> <BR> And saving time and finding ways to be efficient is a time booster. <BR> What kind of things do you do to save time ...and free time for YOU? <BR> Tips to make cleaning easier ? <BR> Batch cooking ... freezing some? <BR> Would like to hear your ideas ... <BR> <BR> Tue, 28 Mar 2017 15:03:52 EST Care To Chat? ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1168x66514305 <em>524</em> <BR> I don't know about you, but Spring time makes me eager for change. <BR> Out with 'old stuff' and time to freshen things up a bit ....Get ready for <BR> planting a garden soon .......Make a hanging flower basket ... <em>126</em> <BR> Birds singing and sunshine .... Change is so welcome .... What about you .. <em>38</em> Tue, 28 Mar 2017 14:59:36 EST Inspirational Quotes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1168x66514280 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/61a623d1-4eef-4e32-a476-14063c076a21.jpg"> ..... Some threads are being freshened up... to reflect current leaders ... Hope you like the change .... <em>376</em> Tue, 28 Mar 2017 14:52:26 EST Question Of The Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1168x66514261 Tuesday ... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9b2ba8f1-11bc-4e59-8630-b1f911090e67.gif"> <BR> <BR> Q. Do you like to barbeque in nice weather ... using Gas or charcoal? .... <em>38</em> <BR> A. We just purchased a 3 burner gas grill and will use when weather warms up. <BR> <BR> Thanks for all your responses ... <em>126</em> Team Spring cleaning is going on with some of the threads to reflect current team leaders. Tue, 28 Mar 2017 14:47:04 EST Two Words-Change One http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=26658x1168x66514248 Bird Bath Tue, 28 Mar 2017 14:41:38 EST A-Z Things You Find Around The House http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=26658x1168x66514240 Kitchen towels Tue, 28 Mar 2017 14:39:21 EST Check In If You Swished And Swiped Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12012x1168x66514235 <em>248</em> .... Done! Tue, 28 Mar 2017 14:37:45 EST Check In If Your Sink Is Shiny http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12012x1168x66514231 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/676936e3-6d52-4cd2-bc92-ee16705d3a3c.png"> <BR> <BR> Is it ever! ... <em>224</em> Tue, 28 Mar 2017 14:36:06 EST Decorating For Fun http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12012x1168x66514221 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/109a1dae-cc9c-4ef2-8a84-739f97a9ff3f.jpg"> <BR> <BR> How do you like my dining room? <BR> The Seascape mural is a picture I took..and did <BR> the collage to the left. Love decorating and changing <BR> our dishes to support the Ocean theme.... <em>141</em> Tue, 28 Mar 2017 14:31:31 EST Time For A Laugh! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=26658x1168x66512663 Who among us wants to turn down a laugh? ... Life is too serious sometimes ... Let's lighten up with a chuckle! ... <em>224</em> ... <em>246</em> ... <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/45625a4f-ee43-41c8-8e63-8ddcaebe4782.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Just kidding of course! ... I was BORN for housework! .. ..... <em>40</em> .. he he ..I was? Tue, 28 Mar 2017 09:55:14 EST the collage idea http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1168x66474965 Yesterday I had mentioned this I'd really like to make some collages for our group! I think it would better unite us and give us something to inspire us as we go throughout our day trying to make good decisions. <BR> <BR> I decided to make a few collages with everyone's help! it may encourage or brighten our days ! sometimes we have our low days or our really happy days - I feel this might help with the less happy ones and remind us- if we falter why we need to keep going. this is just a p... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 07:15:55 EST MARCH - Virtual Walking Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12162x1168x66338121 Post your Moving minutes! <BR> <BR> Minutes are miles and we are traveling across Canada and the USA. <BR> <BR> We will start in Montreal Quebec on our way to Boston, Massachusetts. <BR> <BR> <em>311</em> <BR> <BR> Wed, 1 Mar 2017 14:06:18 EST March Celebrations http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1168x66335535 <em>410</em> <em>137</em> <em>252</em> <BR> <BR> We want to celebrate with you. Please let us know about what you are celebrating in March. <BR> <BR> Birthday? Anniversary? Sparkaversary Wed, 1 Mar 2017 07:50:08 EST March Cleaning Zones http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1168x66313915 March Cleaning Zones <BR> <BR> Here is the zones for the month; mark your calendars! <BR> <BR> Zone 1: Entrance, Front Porch &amp; Dining Room (March 01-04) <BR> Zone 2: Kitchen, Back Porch, Laundry Room, Pantry (March 05-11) <BR> Zone 3: The Main Bathroom and One Extra Room (March 12-18) <BR> Zone 4: The Master Bedroom, Bath, Closet (March 19-25) <BR> Zone 5: The Living Room, Den, Family Room (March 26-31) Sun, 26 Feb 2017 08:10:06 EST Missions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12012x1168x66224106 Zone 3: Mission #1 Monday <BR> Dear Friends, <BR> <BR> This week we will be in zone 3, the Main Bathroom and another room. For today let's stay in the Bathroom only. The mission today is to wash the shower door or shower curtain. If your shower curtain is plastic and you can afford to replace it, put that on your list to pick up Thursday. If you can not afford just clean it the best you can with some cleaner and a rag. <BR> Flylady Rebecca Mon, 13 Feb 2017 08:11:54 EST February Celebrations http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1168x66212426 <em>410</em> <em>410</em> <em>410</em> <em>410</em> <BR> We want to celebrate with you. Please let us know about what you are celebrating in February. <BR> <BR> Birthday? Anniversary? Sparkaversary? Sat, 11 Feb 2017 11:57:14 EST February Shine Your Sink Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12162x1168x66153604 February shine your sink challenge, copy into a post and edit the days that you shine your sink. <BR> <BR> 2/1/2017 <em>248</em> <BR> 2/2/2017 <em>248</em> <BR> 2/3/2017 <em>39</em> <BR> 2/4/2017 <em>248</em> <BR> 2/5/2017 <em>39</em> <BR> 2/6/2017 <em>248</em> <BR> 2/7/2017 <em>39</em> <BR> 2/8/2017 <em>39</em> <BR> 2/9/2017 <em>39</em> <BR> 2/10/2017 <em>248</em> <BR> 2/11/2017 <em>248</em> <BR> 2/12/2017 <em>248</em> <BR> 2/13/2017 <em>248</em> <BR> 2... Fri, 3 Feb 2017 07:54:52 EST DAILY FOCUS... .Tuesday (Jan. 31st) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12012x1168x66131231 On Tuesdays, We take some time out to Plan our week. Planning means taking time to look at next week and see what we can do to make things easier for us during the next week. Here are some things we can do to plan: <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ec55ef8a-3dc5-407d-8f2b-cd4f0df12117.jpg"> <BR> Menu planning <BR> Activities planning <BR> Date Night and Family Fun Time planning <BR> Wardrobe planning <BR> Checking prescriptions to see what needs to be refilled <BR> ... Tue, 31 Jan 2017 08:26:58 EST MISSION...TUES. (Jan.31st) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12012x1168x66131132 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/816389b6-5ef9-4e5e-a493-0537a3be5ebc.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3d315b13-d334-416c-9e93-a51427f4cb26.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Today is our last day in the Living Room! Let's have a detailed vacuuming session. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ede0f08f-8e16-4be3-ad13-1c339472f22a.gif"> <BR> <BR> This means to vacuum the room, making sure to get up against the baseboards and to get under the fu... Tue, 31 Jan 2017 08:10:53 EST FEBRUARY ...MINS. FOR GOODIES CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12162x1168x66128497 Come in and join us on a daily minute challenge. If you can't do it daily, pick a day of the week that you can add your exercise minutes to this challenge. <BR> <BR> Here is what the format will look like. <BR> <BR> Example: <BR> <BR> My Exercise Minutes: 20 <BR> <BR> Team Total Minutes: 20 <BR> <BR> <BR> You add your exercise minutes to the TEAM TOTAL MINUTES. For all who participate, goodies will be coming your way at the end of month for a job well done. Let's see how many minut... Mon, 30 Jan 2017 20:22:27 EST WEEKLY PAMPER SESSION... (Jan.29th-Feb. 4th) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1168x66124277 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b0310a6e-7b97-403c-9adf-6370eca99cdc.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Welcome to a brand new week and a brand NEW Pamper Mission! <BR> <BR> Have you ever heard of "Winter Toes"? You know what I'm talking about... In Summer, us girls keep our toes freshly painted and buffed and ready to wear those sexy summer sandals. But, when Winter rolls around, we tend to skip the toes and think no one will see them because they are often covered up with boots and socks. ... Mon, 30 Jan 2017 08:28:04 EST DAILY FOCUS... Monday (Jan. 30th) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12012x1168x66124207 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/34fbfe5a-4850-4834-9d3d-965c4a6dfe8a.jpg"> <BR> <BR> No detailed cleaning required; vacuum the middle of the floors only! The time on this can depend on the size of your home, could take less than an hour or more than an hour but on average about an hour. Set your timers and have fun – you are blessing your home and family! <BR> <BR> Take 10 minutes to work on each of 7 ways to bless your home: <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.... Mon, 30 Jan 2017 08:16:51 EST MISSION MONDAY.... (Jan. 30 th) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12012x1168x66124196 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/af438236-c515-48a2-8ba9-7eb8d07dd60c.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Let's have a Fire Drill! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/103af9c1-e546-4b1f-8360-2f9d74817298.jpg"> <BR> Go get the hotspots cleared off in your Living Room and or Family Room! You know the piles that I am talking about. The ones that just grow and grow!! Put that fire out! <BR> Take 10 minutes and put things away where they belong and toss the <BR> <BR> <im... Mon, 30 Jan 2017 08:13:54 EST DAILY FOCUS ....Sunday (Jan. 29th, 2017) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12012x1168x66117820 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8f2cb678-9e8a-42f7-b9b2-8ce1228973dd.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Each Sunday is the day to Renew Your Spirit. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/56a17518-8ace-4fc5-9ff8-2af8825741e0.jpg"> <BR> This is a day to take time for yourself and build YOU up with your favorite things. If you don’t Renew Your Spirit, you can’t renew the spirit of others. Here are some great ideas: <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b... Sun, 29 Jan 2017 10:04:06 EST SNEAK PEEK SUNDAY (Jan.29th- Feb.4th 2017) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12012x1168x66117768 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d48cc8f4-257c-4b4c-8d0c-097ee1e5d56a.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Sneak Peek for the Week <BR> <BR> January 29, 2017 - February 4, 2017 <BR> <BR> This week we are in ...The Living Room <BR> The Entrance, Front Porch and Dining Room <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7c197a53-42e5-47a6-82f9-647c333bf9f9.jpg"> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b61eda10-8e2f-4f31-9edd-b30f3e4cc553.jpg"> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople... Sun, 29 Jan 2017 09:54:36 EST DAILY FOCUS... Saturday (Jan. 28th) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12012x1168x66110617 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/fb4dc073-9be7-4eff-99e6-3dbad4c367a7.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Family fun Day <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/49d02845-853f-4cbb-b669-cfed4292a127.jpg"> <BR> Saturday is especially fun because it’s the day we have Family Fun Time! This a special time just for you and your loved ones to spend time renewing your relationships with each other. Your week has been busy and time has been limited, so spending some special time with your ... Sat, 28 Jan 2017 08:28:55 EST February Cleaning Zones http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1168x66108517 February Cleaning Zones <BR> <BR> Here is the zones for the month; mark your calendars! <BR> <BR> Zone 1: Entrance, Front Porch &amp; Dining Room (February 01-04) <BR> Zone 2: Kitchen, Back Porch, Laundry Room, Pantry (February 05-11) <BR> Zone 3: The Main Bathroom and One Extra Room (February 12-18) <BR> Zone 4: The Master Bedroom, Bath, Closet (February 19-25) <BR> Zone 5: The Living Room, Den, Family Room (February 26-28) <BR> Fri, 27 Jan 2017 21:47:41 EST DAILY FOCUS....Friday (Jan. 27th) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12012x1168x66103552 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/bdf9a622-a780-4571-9e7b-666ba5765760.png"> <BR> <BR> We use each Friday as our De-Clutter your Purse and Car day. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6c00efa7-0a98-400d-af5d-57e22aa82741.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This only takes a few minutes and saves us lots of time later. Without the candy wrappers, old receipts, and other trash in your purse, finding your car keys becomes a breeze! Removing all the clutter and trash from your car... Fri, 27 Jan 2017 07:37:22 EST MISSION. ..Friday (Jan. 27th) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12012x1168x66103516 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4d68620b-2dc7-4246-854b-6fe6eb35df45.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/93f28521-483e-4dfa-a428-1253e19becc8.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Today is the day to remake your bed. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/41c673e2-7d43-42e5-985f-e180078f9eb9.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This may take a little longer than usual but so well worth it. Strip your bed and remake it. Get someone to help you flip the mattress, if ... Fri, 27 Jan 2017 07:29:10 EST DAILY FOCUS... Thursday (Jan. 26th) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12012x1168x66096563 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f90f3b18-e985-421d-ad05-0117d096ddca.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4161a1f0-22d8-462d-854c-22313a517f49.jpg"> <BR> <BR> We use this day to get out and run whatever errands we need to do for the week. Make a list of wherever you need to go and whatever you need to do during the day today and then get to it. This can include: <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1abb8ce9-0a15-445c-bc9d-bb11e... Thu, 26 Jan 2017 07:57:18 EST MISSION. ..THURS. (Jan. 26th) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12012x1168x66096458 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/92b669e7-0f34-4231-9a1e-3f77002e4d7b.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/56ab486e-1f00-4dc5-8014-ef56c02cab16.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Yesterday we worked on the nightstands and today we are going after the dressers. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/94b2df73-17ec-4829-9d0e-9b728a4bc0dd.jpg"> <BR> Get rid of anything that is not necessary. Instead of a pile up of cosmetics, place them in a ... Thu, 26 Jan 2017 07:43:09 EST 2017....NEW QUESTION OF THE DAY????? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1168x66094471 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Are you a very organized person? <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/11772906-bdda-4bd1-b4f0-f43cccee6a90.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> FOR ME....starting this team means I have room for improvement. I wouldn't be ashamed to have someone pop in unexpectedly but I just have to have a focus each day. Makes life a little bit more spicy. Wed, 25 Jan 2017 22:01:28 EST JAN. .....GOODIES FOR TEAM MINUTES CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12162x1168x66094426 I know this is late in January, but no time like the present to begin something new. <BR> <BR> <BR> Come in and join us on a daily minute challenge. If you don't have an exercise routine, just put in the time that you have hit the hot spots in your house. Any movement counts. <BR> <BR> Here is what the format will look like. <BR> <BR> Example: <BR> <BR> My Exercise Minutes: 20 <BR> <BR> Team Total Minutes: 20 <BR> <BR> <BR> You add your exercise minutes to the TEAM TOTAL MINUTE... Wed, 25 Jan 2017 21:54:55 EST DAILY FOCUS... WEDS. (Jan. 25th) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12012x1168x66094387 NO MORE PROCRASTINATING TODAY..... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/34df3ace-0dcb-4171-918b-b4d6166a41e1.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Each and every Wednesday is Anti-Procrastination Day. This is a day that we take care of things we’ve been putting off. You can use this day to take care of any procrastinating you’ve done. You can do things like: <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/862b53b0-aa9f-4014-9a7f-1cf82d4646fd.jpg"> <BR> Make doctors appointments <... Wed, 25 Jan 2017 21:48:37 EST MISSION...WEDS. (Jan. 18th) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12012x1168x66094323 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c32f6526-1871-4aa5-a8a3-8ce9070b7705.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/fa2cefbb-436c-4d49-830d-b1fc675e746e.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It is anti-procrastination day and we are going to clean off the nightstands! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/68cc1325-875d-4c00-b10a-f2fab554c999.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Get the tissues, cups and stuff that has piled up, toss and put away. The grab a feather duster or dust... Wed, 25 Jan 2017 21:40:15 EST FlyLady's Daily FlyLights http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12012x1168x66067799 Here is the link to FlyLady's Journal <BR> <BR> <link>www.flylady.net/d/br/author/flylady/ </link> Sun, 22 Jan 2017 11:00:08 EST January Cleaning Zones http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1168x65905495 January Zones <BR> <BR> These are the zones for the month; mark your calendars! <BR> <BR> Zone 1: Entrance, Front Porch &amp; Dining Room (January 01-07) <BR> Zone 2: Kitchen, Back Porch, Laundry Room, Pantry (January 08-14) <BR> Zone 3: The Main Bathroom and One Extra Room (January 15-21) <BR> Zone 4: The Master Bedroom, Bath, Closet (January 22-28) <BR> Zone 5: The Living Room, Den, Family Room (January 29-31) <BR> Sun, 1 Jan 2017 10:22:32 EST January 27 Fling Boogie Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12162x1168x65889567 During the month of January, post the oddest , oldest, and ugliest items you've found to fling! <BR> <BR> Thu, 29 Dec 2016 22:35:49 EST Today's Flight Plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1168x65883347 <em>227</em> Please do not reply <em>227</em> <BR> <BR> Click here to go to FlyLady's flight plan <BR> <link>flylady.net/c/fp.php?tzm=360 </link> <BR> <BR> Wed, 28 Dec 2016 22:58:10 EST December Cleaning Zones http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1168x65710204 December Zones <BR> <BR> These are the zones for the month; mark your calendars! <BR> <BR> Zone 1: Entrance, Front Porch &amp; Dining Room (December 01-03) <BR> Zone 2: Kitchen, Back Porch, Laundry Room, Pantry (December 04-10) <BR> Zone 3: The Main Bathroom and One Extra Room (December 11-17) <BR> Zone 4: The Master Bedroom, Bath, Closet (December 18-24) <BR> Zone 5: The Living Room, Den, Family Room (December 25-31) Wed, 30 Nov 2016 17:50:07 EST November Cleaning Zones http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1168x65684468 These are the cleaning zones for the month; mark your calendars! <BR> <BR> Zone 1: Entrance, Front Porch &amp; Dining Room (November 01-05) <BR> Zone 2: Kitchen, Back Porch, Laundry Room, Pantry (November 06-12) <BR> Zone 3: The Main Bathroom and One Extra Room (November 13-19) <BR> Zone 4: The Master Bedroom, Bath, Closet (November 20-26) <BR> Zone 5: The Living Room, Den, Family Room (November 27-30) Sat, 26 Nov 2016 21:52:08 EST Today I cleaned . . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12162x1168x65684197 Last day in Zone 4 - I vacuumed under the bed today. <BR> <BR> <em>248</em> Sat, 26 Nov 2016 21:03:45 EST WEEKLY PAMPER SESSION...Nov. 13th - 19th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1168x65603306 Weekly Pampering Mission <BR> <BR> Hey there friends! <BR> <BR> It's a brand new week and that means it's time to shower ourselves with some pampering. This is always my favorite part of the week! We all deserve a little pampering, right? Today instead of pampering just our body, let's do some pampering of our mind too. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f869929a-a87b-4a61-90e5-c95dd2095b78.jpg"> <BR> Light a yummy smelling candle, pick a nice quiet spot, and turn on som... Mon, 14 Nov 2016 09:00:19 EST I gained http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1168x65573181 This week I gained. I am not going to quit. <BR> <BR> I would like to lose 10 lbs per month. :) <BR> <BR> Not going to quit. Wed, 9 Nov 2016 15:31:02 EST WEEKLY PAMPER SESSION... Nov. 6 -12th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1168x65556839 Weekly Pamper Session.... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a9c07e3d-84df-4d12-b41a-70ca77484b92.jpg" <BR> <BR> Have you pampered yourself this week? Well, you deserve a little pamper break, you've earned it! And boy do I have one that feels amazing! How about a full body "facial"? We are about to turn our bathrooms into an at-home spa! And it's easy and FREE! <BR> <BR> It's pretty simple! Just turn your shower to hot (stay out of the hot water of course), strip do... Mon, 7 Nov 2016 08:35:20 EST NOV..SHARE A RECIPE MONTH... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12012x1168x65520965 Let's share recipes together. I will post some of the recipes from my recipe collection. These are some Sparkpeople recipes. Easy and yummie <em>4</em> <BR> <BR> Cool Cucumber Salad <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/66928077-bbbb-4b63-979c-78267eeca671.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Nutritional Info <BR> Servings Per Recipe: 4 <BR> Amount Per Serving <BR> Calories: 46.0 <BR> Total Fat: 3.5 g <BR> Cholesterol: 0.0 mg <BR> Sodium: 292.0 mg <BR> Total Carbs: 3.8 g <BR> Dietary Fi... Tue, 1 Nov 2016 21:54:15 EST HI everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1168x65510508 I am so excited to GET HEALTHY. <BR> <BR> I am looking forward to connecting with all of you! Mon, 31 Oct 2016 12:14:03 EST HI everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1168x65510492 Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I am RESTARTING. I am very dedicated to logging what I eat. I am wanting to lose 2-3 lbs per week (10 lbs per month) I have about 50-70 lbs to lose. <BR> <BR> Please feel free to add me to your friend list. I REALLY am looking forward to sharing: <BR> <BR> family and kid friendly snacks (game food!) <BR> <BR> easy crockpot stuff <BR> <BR> I am a working mommy--and trying to get HEALTHY! Mon, 31 Oct 2016 12:12:12 EST NOV....HABIT OF THE MONTH...MEAL PLANNING http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1168x65502550 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3af0047a-0c4e-4449-ab53-0cfa1a0c2589.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Monthly Habit: November – Menu Planning <BR> <BR> <BR> Menu Planning <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/bbfffed0-7708-4da4-8967-5cf3011fc518.jpg"> <BR> It’s a brand new month and time to practice a brand new habit. Welcome to November — the Menu Planning month. <BR> <BR> Menu Planning – This means YOU, too! <BR> <BR> Dear Friends, <BR> <BR> This month’s new habit is... Sun, 30 Oct 2016 09:47:30 EST WEEKLY PAMPER SESSION... (Jan. 22-28th) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1168x65502480 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3489aa50-6267-4db0-95e7-bca74cceac07.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Fall is almost here! And so are the cooler temperatures in many parts of the world. For me, that means it's time for a "warm yourself up" Pamper Mission. A nice hot bath sounds great right about now! Set aside some time for yourself- remember you are Finally Loving Yourself and you deserve it- and run a nice warm tub of water. Add your favorite bubble bath or a yummy smelling oil and spend s... Sun, 30 Oct 2016 09:34:28 EST October. ...Habit of the Month http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12012x1168x65413760 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/abbb831a-7e6f-4dbd-976c-0a6a0f42adeb.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Monthly Habit: October – Paper Clutter <BR> <BR> Paper ClutterIt’s October and that means it’s time to get working on a new habit! This month, we are going to focus on getting the Paper Clutter under control and out of our homes. We all have paper clutter and if we don’t spend some time getting rid of it, it will completely take over and create CHAOS! <BR> <BR> “You will have time for pl... Mon, 17 Oct 2016 09:02:43 EST Pamper of the Week....October 16 -22nd, 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12012x1168x65413744 It's that time again! Time to do some much earned pampering! It is time to spend some time on looking after that beautiful face of your's with a facial pamper. <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/030ce3dd-c849-4e76-9c34-6a0dcd9c2dcb.jpg"> Mon, 17 Oct 2016 08:59:55 EST KITCHEN DECLUTTERING http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1168x65399052 going through saucepan cupboard and looking for way to store saucepan lids. dont have room to put up a bar that holds lids by their knobs. <BR> <BR> have found this Australian site <BR> http://www.hsw.com.au/?product&amp;id_pr<BR>od=5314&amp;id_cat=&amp;id_dept=#.WAGu<BR>ZDV1DD4 <BR> <BR> wondered how other people stored saucepan lids. <BR> <BR> right now am tying them up in kitchen tidy bags so don't get scattered <BR> Sat, 15 Oct 2016 00:24:37 EST October. ...Habit of the Month http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12162x1168x65324576 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a6d734a1-94ec-41d4-b69a-b20a2d51ab32.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Monthly Habit: October – Paper Clutter <BR> <BR> Paper ClutterIt’s October and that means it’s time to get working on a new habit! This month, we are going to focus on getting the Paper Clutter under control and out of our homes. We all have paper clutter and if we don’t spend some time getting rid of it, it will completely take over and create CHAOS! <BR> <BR> “You will have time for ple... Tue, 4 Oct 2016 08:54:16 EST Sept. Habit....Before Bed Routine http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12162x1168x65124415 September is the month we work on our Before Bed Routine. This is such a simple habit that makes our entire day run more smoothly. With just a few minutes each night, we can ensure that our mornings are happier and smoother. <BR> <BR> Before you go to bed, shine your sink. Do not have dirty dishes or cups in the sink. Either wash them by hand or put them in the dishwasher. It is great to wake up to a clean sink. Gather up your newspaper or mail and put them away. Get your clothes and lunch ... Tue, 6 Sep 2016 09:38:03 EST Check In If You Did Your Before Bed Routine... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12012x1168x65124371 This is the most important routine of your whole day. It helps your morning start off on a less-stressed foot. <BR> <BR> Lay out your clothes for tomorrow <BR> Take a few minutes for yourself <BR> Check your Calendar for Tomorrow’s Events <BR> Spend 2 minutes clearing off your Hot Spots <BR> Shine your sink <BR> Wash your face, moisturize, brush your teeth and floss <BR> Go to bed at a decent hour <BR> <BR> What Routine Did You Do Before Bed??? Tue, 6 Sep 2016 09:32:37 EST Check in if you are dressed to lace-up shoes ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12012x1168x65124201 <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> Where are your shoes? <BR> Did you ever put them on this morning? Have you kicked them off someplace in the house? <BR> <BR> Lace up your shoes! If they are tied to your feet; you won’t lose them! Shoes energize your body! Prove me wrong! Wear your shoes for one week watch your routines fall into place! They are your dancing shoes! Dance through your day! Tue, 6 Sep 2016 09:18:22 EST Check In If You Swished and Swiped today... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12012x1168x65124154 <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> Swish and Swipe <BR> A little swish of the toilet and a swipe of the counter and the sink will keep your bathroom company ready all the time. It only takes a minute. Practice this habit and find yourself loving your bathroom. Tue, 6 Sep 2016 09:16:35 EST Check In If Your Sink Is Shiny.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12012x1168x65124128 <em>104</em> Tue, 6 Sep 2016 09:15:31 EST Did You Make Your Bed Today.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12012x1168x65124096 yes <em>334</em> Tue, 6 Sep 2016 09:14:16 EST Thursday ...DAILY FOCUS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1168x65090195 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/bd1258d3-ea46-482d-bb32-8d04a51dbf89.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/fcd5629c-51ed-41f6-975a-138de5ae7697.jpg"> THURSDAY <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9bb59911-54b6-41ef-826f-9eebe3be48d8.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Your mission for today is to clear out the clutter in the interior entrance of your home. Set your timer for 15 minutes and put away the shoes, jackets and mail that have piled up... Thu, 1 Sep 2016 09:18:02 EST Wed.......DAILY FOCUS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1168x65082355 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/bb2fcfb3-ac6c-4eaa-a02b-37db3994467e.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4b3a5560-b43b-4fe3-87f6-837834b075ae.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Anti-Procrastination Day Makes Room for Guilt-free Fun <BR> "Just 15 minutes a day will set you on a path toward clutter free living." <BR> <BR> Today is the day we go after that "stuff" that gets left in the Living Room and the Family Room. Set your timer for 15 minutes and go after the ... Wed, 31 Aug 2016 09:02:54 EST How to Get The Support You Need To Succeed... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12012x1168x65078183 How To Get The Support You Need To Succeed <BR> <BR> How to Get the Support You Need to Succeed <BR> Get Your Friends, Family and Fellow SparkPeople on Board <BR> <BR> By Liz Noelcke, Staff Writer <BR> <BR> You wake up to your husband preparing a platter of fruit and a slice of whole wheat toast for breakfast. Your wife always has a healthy dinner—lean protein and fresh veggies—ready at 6 o’clock. Your co-workers have teamed up to start a healthy lunch club. You have countless friends read... Tue, 30 Aug 2016 15:56:14 EST Tuesday. ...DAILY FOCUS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1168x65076839 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/171fba04-c783-4f7d-9d06-f067c380e04f.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/18ca9738-396a-4dd6-ab98-29b4e6fb0979.jpg"> TUESDAY <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d2799b8e-d1a2-4a53-b4d6-7aa3f120341d.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Yesterday we went after the "hidden" clutter in the Living Room and the Family Room. Today you are going after the trash. Now you may think you have no trash in t... Tue, 30 Aug 2016 11:30:31 EST Start Fresh for Fall: 50 Ways to Turn Over a New L http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12012x1168x65069775 Start Fresh for Fall: 50 Ways to Turn Over a New Leaf <BR> <BR> By: Melissa Rudy, SparkPeople Blogger <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/51f40b84-5b9d-4232-b662-07abe2d98939.png"> <BR> December 31st might have a monopoly on noisemakers and “Auld Lang Syne,” but for parents and students, September marks the season of fresh starts. There's something about the flurry of back-to-school preparations and return to routine that feels like a clean slate, even for those of u... Mon, 29 Aug 2016 10:47:21 EST Monday....DAILY FOCUS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1168x65068672 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4f6c9dbf-07d3-43a6-816a-90e798310020.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7129baa4-bc30-4b71-9660-1d020419fb96.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> For three days this week we will be working in the Living Room and Family Room. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/703356f5-4187-4227-a033-512bac84e53c.jpg"> <BR> We are going after the hidden clutter in these rooms. Take a look around you and see what is la... Mon, 29 Aug 2016 09:09:04 EST SNEAK PEEK SUNDAYS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1168x65062402 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e674ded2-6fc7-4739-9fcc-49e252a19bac.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1957229c-159a-425f-b54d-3844395be9b2.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sneak Peek for the Week <BR> <BR> September 11 - 17, 2016 <BR> <BR> This week we are in the Bathroom and One Extra Room <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8de485be-6fb9-491f-8406-242dc4167d01.jpg"> <BR> This month's Habit is: Before Bed Routine <BR> <img src="htt... Sun, 28 Aug 2016 10:24:24 EST Organize Your Kitchen to Fall into Healthy Habits. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12012x1168x65056853 Organize Your Kitchen to Fall into Healthy Habits <BR> <BR> <BR> By: Meg Galvin, SparkPeople Blogger <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/978ff0b7-fdef-401f-978e-610312dfc7d3.jpg"> <BR> It's the most wonderful time of the year... <BR> <BR> I've been softly singing that tune for the past two weeks in anticipation of my three teenage sons and me going back to school. Yes, I love my boys and have loads of fun home with them in the summer, but it's time. I look forward to... Sat, 27 Aug 2016 12:39:57 EST Sat......DAILY FOCUS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1168x65055698 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/430f7a0d-9bc6-47bd-8754-bd58d6302eae.jpg"> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/02cdaabb-5adb-4e9c-9714-cba4b37f1476.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d01fabb3-b27b-4c12-8957-0c4685e13536.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Family fun Day <BR> <BR> Saturday is especially fun because it’s the day we have Family Fun Time! This a special time just for you and your loved ones to spend time renewing your relationships with e... Sat, 27 Aug 2016 09:32:54 EST TODAY I AM THANKFUL FOR... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1168x65047732 All my great sparking friends. <em>247</em> <em>223</em> Fri, 26 Aug 2016 06:05:42 EST 9 Health & Fitness Fallacies... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12012x1168x65047712 9 Health &amp; Fitness Fallacies We Fell for 10 Years Ago <BR> <BR> <BR> By: Melissa Rudy, SparkPeople Blogger <BR> 8/25/2016 <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ab0eef13-8139-4f01-8d6a-fe5c27546262.png"> <BR> A lot can change in a decade. Just 10 years ago, we were convinced the Ab Rocket was the secret to six-pack abs,that tank-top-ready arms were just a Shake Weight away, walking a mile in Sketchers Shape Ups was preferred to walking in boots and that the Nintendo WI... Fri, 26 Aug 2016 05:55:56 EST Friday....DAILY FOCUS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1168x65047622 GOOD MORNING all you beautiful sparkers. Here is your focus for today. Should be FUN <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1a5f9e6d-ca22-40bf-912f-e4957bd70ade.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6fc02537-11b3-4e68-bfcd-9a8e7fac480c.png"> <BR> <BR> <BR> De-Clutter your Purse and Car Day/ Date Night <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c78cee94-d6fe-4f9c-8c4a-5c803e1fe97f.jpg"> <BR> <BR> We us... Fri, 26 Aug 2016 05:14:18 EST How to Store Food in the Refrigerator.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12012x1168x65045148 How to Store Food in the Refrigerator <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/29688df5-6ddb-4aef-bc9f-66e4341e8328.jpg"> <BR> Decay, mold, and odors can spread among foods in the refrigerator. Follow these tips to keep foods&amp;#8213;including leftovers&amp;#8213;fresher longer and reduce the risk of contamination. <BR> <BR> By Sarah Humphreys <BR> <BR> Meat, Fish, and Poultry. <BR> <BR> Keep all fresh meat, fish, and poultry in its store wrapping. (Re-wrapping increas... Thu, 25 Aug 2016 17:30:15 EST August... .Laundry Tips, Tricks and Hints http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12012x1168x65045115 Laundry Tips, Tricks and Hints <BR> <BR> old fashioned washboard <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f5233cfa-f68c-4bf7-90b0-59943ab433f6.jpg"> <BR> These days, everyone is looking for good laundry tips that will make wash day easier. <BR> <BR> Our busy lifestyles require a quick and easy solution to all household chores and laundry is no exception. <BR> <BR> Gone are the days of heating tubs of water and scrubbing each individual clothing item on a washboard with l... Thu, 25 Aug 2016 17:22:17 EST 18...5-Minute Decluttering Tips http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12012x1168x65045073 18 Five-Minute Decluttering Tips to Start Conquering Your Mess <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> “Three Rules of Work: Out of clutter find simplicity; From discord find harmony; In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” – Albert Einstein <BR> <BR> I’ve written a lot about simplicity and decluttering (I can’t help it — I’m passionate about it!) and I’ve noticed that a lot of readers share my ideal of having an uncluttered home or workplace, but don’t know where to start. <BR> <BR> When your home i... Thu, 25 Aug 2016 17:07:43 EST Words ending in ER.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=26658x1168x65042982 ambER Thu, 25 Aug 2016 10:55:21 EST 31 Beginner Baby Steps.... Are You Ready? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1168x65042949 Are you ready to start BabyStepping? <BR> 31 Beginner BabySteps <BR> <BR> Dear Precious New Member, <BR> <BR> I know that you have become overwhelmed by your home and the chaos that you have been living in. We are here to help you, and it doesn’t cost you a dime. Keep in mind that your home did not get this way overnight, and it is not going to get clean in a day. We are going to teach you how to take BabySteps and establish little routines for getting rid of your clutter and maintaining... Thu, 25 Aug 2016 10:48:55 EST Thursday ...FOCUS FOR THE WEEK...Aug 22 - 26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1168x65042536 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d5f44c90-8851-47b5-a6d3-cba3a1e1b19e.png"> <BR> <BR> This week, we have been tackling clutter in our bedrooms. So, today we are going to clean off the nightstands! Get the tissues, cups and stuff that has piled up, toss and put away. Then grab a feather duster or dust rag and dust the surface. Place a pretty candle or picture there. Something that is new to that spot that you love to see. <BR> <BR> Waking up and not seeing a pile of things on... Thu, 25 Aug 2016 10:09:38 EST Wed...FOCUS FOR THE WEEK...Aug 22 - 26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1168x65035825 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/56a81e7d-6b9e-453a-99e3-2e9d76019dfe.png"> <BR> <BR> Wednesday is Anti-procrastination Day. We are going to straighten up the floor of your closet! Are the shoes piling up and you can't find two shoes that are a like? Do you think you have too many shoes? While you are lining up your shoes; pick two pair to give away or throw away. The next time you are looking for the pair of shoes that match your outfit, you will smile because you will be ab... Wed, 24 Aug 2016 10:10:54 EST Tuesday...FOCUS FOR THE WEEK...Aug 22 - 26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1168x65029027 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/35fbe443-c4d1-4044-86c0-e4c9473347dd.png"> <BR> <BR> Today is the day to attack the clothes pile. Now you all know what I am talking about. This pile is either on a chair, on top of the hamper, dresser or at the foot of your bed. Set your timer for 15 minutes and grab some hangers or start folding. While you are doing this do not hang up or fold something that you hate! This is the time to let it go!! If you do not love it, send it right out t... Tue, 23 Aug 2016 10:07:47 EST Monday...FOCUS FOR THE WEEK...Aug 22 - 26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1168x65022277 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/47b20912-5736-4e5b-8589-e8ad52a70600.png"> <BR> <BR> Today I want you to spend 15 minutes getting rid of anything that does not belong in your bedroom. Things that have gotten thrown in a corner, on a chair or even the floor. The things that you almost don't even see because they have just become part of the room, get it out! If it does not belong there then out it goes! <BR> <BR> This does not mean that you have to spend three hours in your ... Mon, 22 Aug 2016 10:57:53 EST Thursday ...FOCUS FOR THE WEEK...Aug 15 - 19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1168x64995898 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/890243ea-bc62-4e54-b1f5-089f27061817.png"> <BR> <BR> For the bathroom today, take 10 minutes to toss old cosmetics and perfumes. If you have these items that you have not used for over a year but they are still hanging around, it is time to dump them. <BR> <BR> Let's dump those lipsticks, mascaras, and eye-shadows that we have held on to since high school and college. The key to what to not to keep is: If you have not worn anything in the pa... Thu, 18 Aug 2016 10:38:54 EST Wed...FOCUS FOR THE WEEK...Aug 15 - 19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1168x64988795 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7fe79b78-cf19-4099-8eaf-812aa4c07552.png"> <BR> <BR> Your mission for today is to check the supplies that are needed in your bathroom. Do you need toilet paper, toothpaste, shampoo, mouthwash, soap etc. Add these to your shopping list this week. Take a visual inventory to make sure you have what you need so one of your family members are not stuck in the bathroom yelling for toilet paper, nothing says "I Love You" like plenty of toilet paper! ... Wed, 17 Aug 2016 10:10:05 EST Tuesday...FOCUS FOR THE WEEK...Aug 15 - 19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1168x64982065 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9aa6d5b7-2795-4dec-98d5-ed5f731b10df.png"> <BR> <BR> Today we are going to shine our tubs or showers! We have talked about shinning our sinks since you started and we want you take 5 or 10 minutes to shine that tub or shower. Do not get obsessed with the tub being perfect. Just scrub the tub with whatever works. There is no perfect tub/shower cleaner or perfect way to do this. Shampoo on a wash cloth will work! Whatever or however you choose, ... Tue, 16 Aug 2016 10:10:01 EST Monday...FOCUS FOR THE WEEK...Aug 15 - 19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1168x64974894 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/addf462e-02fe-4a6f-9da5-a698b25ee02a.png"> <BR> <BR> We are back in the bathroom! Here is a really simple mission for you. Clear off the counter tops and flat surfaces, put away the medicines, the toothbrushes, the cosmetics, etc. Bathroom counters are hotspots for all of us but we don't think of them as hotspots because we think we NEED the stuff, so we just let it sit. PUT THESE THINGS AWAY! Do not get sidetracked with emptying out your cabi... Mon, 15 Aug 2016 10:19:33 EST Friday...FOCUS FOR THE WEEK...Aug 8 -12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1168x64955613 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4f67b3bf-31fd-4913-85db-a02b0a823db2.png"> <BR> <BR> Today is our last day in the Kitchen. For today I want you to grab your broom and mop. Sweep your kitchen floor really well and then mop. There are several ways to mop a kitchen floor and no real wrong way. Hot soapy water and wipe. There is no "perfect" mop and no "perfect" way to do it. Just Do It! <BR> <BR> Don't obsess and get caught up in perfection. It won't matter if you don't mo... Fri, 12 Aug 2016 10:15:48 EST Thursday ...FOCUS FOR THE WEEK...Aug 8 - 12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1168x64949046 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9a4a35a2-264f-4933-a68f-f6d7e7d16af7.png"> <BR> <BR> Today we are going after the appliances! <BR> <BR> I am not telling you to clean your ovens and tear apart your refrigerators. Just wipe off the fingerprints, spills, and dried food that gets stuck on these Appliances. Wipe down the doors,the handles and the surfaces. Don't forget the microwave! <BR> <BR> This is not a detailed cleaning mission where you need to spend hours scrubbing, just... Thu, 11 Aug 2016 10:15:59 EST Wednesda ...FOCUS FOR THE WEEK...Aug 8 - 12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1168x64942768 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/14be9322-a615-4343-bdbc-766cca97faa7.png"> <BR> <BR> An Ask FlyLady Question is the reason we are doing this mission. I want you to go to your pots and pans cabinet and clear out the ones that you don't like, the one you have two of and the lids that you don't have pots for. You get the picture! They are multiplying when you are not looking. Get rid of them so you can enjoy your kitchen again. <BR> <BR> No one wins when you can't function in... Wed, 10 Aug 2016 11:06:02 EST Tuesday...FOCUS FOR THE WEEK...Aug 8 - 12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1168x64935450 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/79905595-0e3c-4df7-a34d-aad621bc579e.png"> <BR> <BR> We are FLINGing in our kitchens today. I want you to stick your head in your pantry and toss out all the old food. Do not donate old food. It will just have to be thrown out and the charities will have to pay for it. Tue, 9 Aug 2016 10:13:47 EST Tuesday - Plan and Play day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12162x1168x64935445 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a60cff31-d20d-4297-abd1-362903e858ca.png"> <BR> <BR> Planning <BR> <BR> On Tuesdays, We take some time out to Plan our week. Planning means taking time to look at next week and see what we can do to make things easier for us during the next week. Here are some things we can do to plan: <BR> <BR> <BR> •Menu planning <BR> •Activities planning <BR> •Date Night and Family Fun Time planning <BR> •Wardrobe planning <BR> •Checking prescriptions ... Tue, 9 Aug 2016 10:12:49 EST Monday...FOCUS FOR THE WEEK...Aug 8 - 12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1168x64928449 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b087ea34-cb95-49de-a12d-af78b145b26d.png"> <BR> <BR> We are back in the kitchen! The mission for today is to Clean your kitchen trash cans. Take out the trash and wash those gross cans out! You know what happens when the trash bag slips down and yet the rest of the family still tosses things in there! Use a soapy rag and wipe down the sides and the bottom. Some of you may need to take the can outside and spray it out with the hose. If you... Mon, 8 Aug 2016 10:13:03 EST Friday...FOCUS FOR THE WEEK...Aug 1 - 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1168x64909879 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2e3591c0-d8a0-40ca-8aa3-4e9bda9b1037.png"> <BR> <BR> Let's go into the dining room and get down and dirty with the cobwebs and the dusties. Look up and look down, get the dust off the baseboards and the cobwebs out of the corners in the ceiling. While you are looking up, check out your light fixture, does it need to be dusted? Careful around the light bulb! Fri, 5 Aug 2016 10:50:50 EST Thursday ...FOCUS FOR THE WEEK...Aug 1 - 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1168x64902771 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/49ec63ba-431b-4742-b97f-86686e31c57b.png"> <BR> <BR> Today I want you to spend 15 minutes getting rid of anything that does not belong on your porch or front entrance way. Things that have gotten thrown in a corner, along the wall, or even on the floor. The things that you almost don't even see because they have just become part of the space. If it does not belong there, then out <BR> it goes! <BR> <BR> This does not mean that you have to sp... Thu, 4 Aug 2016 10:13:37 EST Wednesda ...FOCUS FOR THE WEEK...Aug 1 - 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1168x64895660 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8b73cf44-489f-49e3-a1da-93a6b10557c9.png"> <BR> <BR> Today take a look at the walls and the windows in your dining room. Grab some cleaner and a cloth and go after the finger prints and smudges. Let's carry this mission to your front door too. Wipe down the door and pay attention to the area around the door handle. If it is anything like mine it will need a little scrubbing. Wed, 3 Aug 2016 10:18:55 EST August Habit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12162x1168x64890118 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a12806b5-ae1e-4b20-ba8f-33abf471805e.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Monthly Habit: August – Laundry <BR> <BR> LaundryOur habit for August is working on Laundry. If we can control our laundry by doing one load of laundry per day, laying our clothes out each night and getting dressed each morning becomes a simple habit to practice. Our habit this month is all about making our lives easier. So, join us in our new habit of doing one load of laundry each d... Tue, 2 Aug 2016 14:21:29 EST Tuesday...FOCUS FOR THE WEEK...Aug 1- 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1168x64888843 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/33846ed3-5330-4856-b2a8-39316993ae0c.jpg"> <BR> <BR> We are going to have a multi room mission today, it might take you longer than 15 minutes to do it, so set your timer for each room and FLY through it! <BR> <BR> For the Front Porch, Entrance and Dining Room, put out the fires that are burning in your hot spots. Get rid of the pile of shoes by the front door, get rid of the pile of junk mail and put away the magazines and school papers tha... Tue, 2 Aug 2016 10:26:17 EST FlyLady Babystep 1 - Shiny Sink 101 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12162x1168x64871928 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/726142f6-ab4d-4cdf-a78b-5e5da3f06356.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/cab7704e-871d-4cfb-a85d-8cc3828fd75b.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Shiny Sink 101 <BR> Many members have asked, “How do I clean my sink until it shines?” To answer this question, FlyLady wrote an essay on it, “Shiny Sink 101.” Here’s to a great shine! <BR> <BR> Note: Follow this procedure the first time you shine your sink. You do NOT need to follow this ... Sat, 30 Jul 2016 23:54:18 EST Friday...FOCUS FOR THE WEEK...July 25 - 29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1168x64861755 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a2451845-6cfc-4b13-aba7-0356c023d1db.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b8d8cdbe-2540-400b-9044-b10c457172ca.png"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Today is the last day of the Living Room Zone. Your mission for today is to place something pretty in the room that is just for you. I am thinking of some lovely flowers that are from your garden or a small bouquet that you can purchase for just a few dollars. Maybe you have a lovely ... Fri, 29 Jul 2016 10:20:01 EST Thursday ...FOCUS FOR THE WEEK...July 25 - 29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1168x64854977 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c92a249c-af03-4cc2-a924-e0ffb0241466.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/653accc5-d71c-44d1-bbf8-3742c55e572a.png"> <BR> <BR> Today we are going after the neglected areas of our living room/family room. Grab a feather duster or dust rag and go after the tops of door jams, pictures, molding, windows, corners of the ceiling and the tops of your curtains. Now do not get obsessed and start tearing the room apart. Ju... Thu, 28 Jul 2016 10:14:17 EST Wednesday ....FOCUS FOR THE WEEK...July 25 - 29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1168x64848151 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/94b743f2-be9c-4d95-8c4e-051d4b347d27.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/31c48a34-814b-4518-9c11-39bc102bdaea.png"> <BR> <BR> For today you are to take 10 minutes and dust the decorative items in your living room. The picture frames, lamps, and knick knacks. This is a detailed dusting so, turn on the music and move quickly. <BR> <BR> Don't get sidetracked, set your timer and go. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 10:13:21 EST Tuesday...FOCUS FOR THE WEEK...July 25 - 29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1168x64841711 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0bc3c924-2e1e-4bb6-af32-c98fdd7cf7b2.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ca6ffa74-c682-4662-a255-d629f5e214c3.png"> <BR> <BR> This week we are in the Living Room Zone and I want each and every one of you to go into your living rooms and stand there. What do have on these surfaces? Are they the same decorative things that you have always had? Do you really love them? Are they cluttered up with too many things? I am... Tue, 26 Jul 2016 10:12:23 EST Monday...FOCUS FOR THE WEEK...July 25 - 29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1168x64834699 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/eebfb876-fe73-4e3c-a43d-6e26ae3cc4a4.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7024bcad-f292-437e-ab77-8ef9c0c5bd50.jpg"> <BR> <BR> We are in the Living Room for a whole week!! Now we get the question about family rooms and living rooms. What to do if you have both? Well, my answer is to do the mission in both rooms. I try really hard for the missions to take less than 15 minutes so it should not be too much of a ti... Mon, 25 Jul 2016 10:10:49 EST Friday...FOCUS FOR THE WEEK...July 18 - 22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1168x64816446 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5ff33942-548f-4e5c-be70-1e729ee5180b.png"> <BR> <BR> Today is the day to remake your bed. This may take a little longer than usual but so well worth it. Strip your bed and remake it. Get someone to help you flip the mattress, if you can't then try just to turn it around. If you have some fabric spray such as febreeze, spray your mattress and pillows. Then place those crisp freshly washed sheets and blanket on. Take extra care when making ... Fri, 22 Jul 2016 10:15:13 EST What is your greatest challenge? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1168x64810571 <BR> I have an ongoing challenge to be consistent. Some of the SP challenges are helping me to overcome this one. <BR> <BR> My other challenge is going forward with fibromyalgia. Some days to do any kind of movement, in my mind, must be equivalent to being an Olympian. Thu, 21 Jul 2016 11:05:53 EST Thursday ...FOCUS FOR THE WEEK...July 18 - 22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1168x64810024 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/fcabd593-c1f1-4528-ad8a-62221de60346.png"> <BR> <BR> Dear Friends, <BR> <BR> Accessories can contribute to some of the biggest clutter problems! Today I want you to take 10 minutes and purge your jewelry boxes, chest, whatever. Now I am not talking about the family heirlooms here. I am talking about the costume stuff that we have collected, been given or don't even know where it came from jewelry. <BR> <BR> Remember the rule: If you haven't... Thu, 21 Jul 2016 10:14:37 EST Wednesday ....FOCUS FOR THE WEEK...July 18 - 22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1168x64803522 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/61b5497a-308c-4c03-9969-974c85a3e268.png"> <BR> <BR> It is anti-procrastination day and we are going to clean off the nightstands. Get the tissues, cups and stuff that has piled up, toss and put away. Then grab a feather duster or dust rag and dust the surface. Place a pretty candle or picture there. Something that is new to that spot that you love to see. <BR> <BR> Waking up and not seeing a pile of things on the nightstand and a pile of ... Wed, 20 Jul 2016 10:11:48 EST Tuesday..FOCUS FOR THE WEEK..July 18 - 22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1168x64796618 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/db641b8c-6e1d-4f3e-b5cb-08d7764f714f.png"> <BR> <BR> We are in the Master Bedroom this week and we can't stress enough to you how important it is for your mental health to have this room decluttered. Being surrounded by clutter while you sleep is just not good for you. <BR> <BR> For today your mission is to do a 27 fling boogie in the bedroom, grab that trash bag and start tossing. Anything counts, old pantyhose to junk mail. <BR> <BR> One ... Tue, 19 Jul 2016 10:20:20 EST Monday...FOCUS FOR THE WEEK..July 18 - 22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1168x64789531 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1929ec29-5375-4a84-b077-cef80eb07963.png"> <BR> <BR> This week we are in the Master Bedroom, today I want you to spend 15 minutes under your bed. Take this time to get the things out from under the bed that you have shoved under there during a mad stash and dash through the house. <BR> <BR> 15 minutes might not be enough, but for today just try to put a dent in the stuff that you have put there. Things that just don't belong. If you don't hav... Mon, 18 Jul 2016 10:23:55 EST Friday...FOCUS FOR THE WEEK...July 11-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1168x64771114 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f58dc40d-ab55-4227-ab25-7e332a2c1d4b.png"> <BR> <BR> Today, go into the bathroom, throw back the shower curtain, turn on the water at a relaxing temperature. Then, add some of your favorite bubble bath or shower gel, set your timer for 15 minutes, and..... GET IN!! Today, you are to take a BUBBLE BATH! No cleaning, no decluttering, just 15 minutes that is only for YOU! If you can schedule this for thirty minutes, you get bonus points! <BR> <B... Fri, 15 Jul 2016 10:31:37 EST Thursday ...FOCUS FOR THE WEEK July 11-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1168x64764004 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/561d1d25-92d2-40dc-98e3-e04e2f31d972.png"> <BR> <BR> Today you are on a towel mission. Get rid of those towels that are frayed and have a ton of holes in them. USE those towels that you are saving for GOOD or for COMPANY! Why does company warrant nicer things than your family? Make it a point to purchase new towels if all of yours are shot. If money is an issue, then only buy one or two at a time and start rotating them into your current stock... Thu, 14 Jul 2016 10:09:36 EST Wednesda ...FOCUS FOR THE WEEK...July 11 - 15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1168x64757638 It is Anti-Procrastination Day and for our mission I want you to go under the sink! Yes, I want you to be brave and take 15 minutes to clean out under your bathroom sinks. I know it just seems that things under there have a tendency to multiply. The hair spray bottles, mouthwash bottles, toothpaste containers, etc. Take time out today to toss, toss, and toss again. Set your timer for 15 minutes, you will be so amazed that you really can clean out under the sink in less than 15 minutes. <... Wed, 13 Jul 2016 10:24:19 EST Tuesday...FOCUS FOR THE WEEK...July 11 - 15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1168x64750167 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/92b78505-c701-4611-ad07-1a99062367f6.png"> <BR> <BR> Yesterday we worked on shining our bathroom sinks and today we are going to shine our tubs/showers. Take some general purpose cleaner and scrub the tub and wipe down the walls of the shower. Rinse well and then spritz with windex and wipe dry for a nice shine. Be sure to get the corners and the soap dish! <BR> <BR> Okay, let's go for another 15 minutes in the Garage! This time we are goin... Tue, 12 Jul 2016 10:13:57 EST Monday...FOCUS FOR THE WEEK...July 11-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1168x64742608 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/843640d2-3a4a-4860-8156-6e7a3ee36606.jpg"> <BR> <BR> We are headed into the bathroom this week. Let's grab some general purpose cleaner and shine those counter tops and shine our bathroom sinks. Clear everything off the counter top and wipe them from side to side and top to bottom. Then use a little elbow grease and scrub your sink, then spritz the counter top and sink with a little windex to make it shine. <BR> <BR> Let's Make the other r... Mon, 11 Jul 2016 10:15:09 EST Friday...FOCUS FOR THE WEEK...July 4 - 8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1168x64722398 Today is our last day in the kitchen and I want you to spend 5 minutes and check on the cleaning supplies and things under your sink. Are there things that you don't use? Are there items you have run out of and need to put on your list? Now, what is up with your dish rags and sponges? If you need new ones, put them on the list too. <BR> <BR> Enjoy your weekend! Fri, 8 Jul 2016 10:24:55 EST Thursday ...FOCUS FOR THE WEEK...July 4 - 8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1168x64715352 Your Mission for today is to declutter your plastic wraps and foil drawers, cabinets or shelves. We all have a spot that we keep these items and there is always one empty box in there and some lone baggies that are trying to escape. Toss the empty boxes, the rolls of plastic wraps that are too stuck together to work, and those strays that you are not sure if you should use them or not. <BR> <BR> This is quick and easy! Have Fun! Thu, 7 Jul 2016 10:22:13 EST Wednesda ...FOCUS FOR THE WEEK...July 4 - 8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1168x64707951 Today is Anti-Procrastination Day and we are still in the kitchen! <BR> <BR> Your mission for today is to grab a trash bag and clean out your refrigerator. You are to toss ANYTHING that will not get eaten any time soon. This means that new salad dressing you decided to try but really don't like. It is time to let it go. Just as the rule applies to the rest of the house. If you don't love or use it, lose it! Get rid of the fruit that is a few days beyond when it was really edible, get r... Wed, 6 Jul 2016 10:26:00 EST Tuesday...FOCUS FOR THE WEEK...July 4 - 8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1168x64700522 Every once in awhile I get an email from a member with a mission suggestion. I received this one and thought it was great! So here is your mission from a member for the kitchen today: <BR> <BR> I was in the kitchen the other day putting away the silverware and noticed how gross the silverware holder had become! Also, the area around the holder was filled with little bits of nothing..elastics, paperclips, ketchup packets! A total mess, in other words. I had the thought that it would be g... Tue, 5 Jul 2016 10:26:26 EST Monday...FOCUS FOR THE WEEK...July 4 - 8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1168x64695055 We are in the kitchen this week! <BR> <BR> Take 15 minutes and scrub your stove top. Soak the knobs and drip pans in hot soapy water while you clean the stove top. Some elbow grease and hot soapy water will take care of a lot. Don't become a perfectionist and try to get it as clean as the day it was new. Just do the best you can and then scrub the drip pans and knobs. <BR> <BR> Anything that you do will be better than what it was! Mon, 4 Jul 2016 14:09:46 EST Friday...FOCUS FOR THE WEEK...June 27 - July 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1168x64674600 We are going to have a multi room mission today, it might take you longer than 15 minutes to do it, so set your timer for each room and FLY through it! <BR> <BR> For the Front Porch, Entrance and Dining Room, put out the fires that are burning in your hot spots. Get rid of the pile of shoes by the front door, get rid of the pile of junk mail and put away the magazines that are piled on the dining room table. <BR> <BR> They are smoldering so get to it! Fri, 1 Jul 2016 15:04:41 EST Thursday ...FOCUS FOR THE WEEK...June 27 - July 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1168x64666068 Today is our last day in the Living Room! Let's have a detailed vacuuming session. This means to vacuum the room, making sure to get up against the baseboards and to get under the furniture. Please be careful that you don't hurt yourself trying to move furniture. If it is too difficult to get under the couch or chairs then just try to get as close to the base of the furniture as you can. Thu, 30 Jun 2016 11:30:41 EST Tuesday...FOCUS FOR THE WEEK...June 27 - July 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1168x64651401 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2ea20afa-d1d1-40c6-a97b-b6ebc1ba0dcd.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> For today you are to take 5 minutes and dust the decorative items in your living room. The picture frames, lamps and knick knacks, this is a detailed dusting. Turn on the music and move quickly, you will be amazed at how fast you can to this. Tue, 28 Jun 2016 11:44:48 EST Monday...FOCUS FOR THE WEEK...June 27 - July 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1168x64644392 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/36dfc8b3-ad29-48fa-b2d5-48f631ce39be.jpg"> <BR> <BR> We are only in Zone 5 for four days this week. Take time today to put out any major hotspots in your living room. Put out those fires before they really start to flare up! Mon, 27 Jun 2016 12:53:46 EST Friday...FOCUS FOR THE WEEK...June 20 - 24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1168x64622485 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8c2d38b1-8b3a-4858-81a1-0ea1af7a6ed6.jpg"> <BR> <BR> We have reached the end of Zone 4, The Master Bed Room. Now we have covered, under the bed, on top of the bed, the left of the bed and the right of the bed, so what is left? The END of the Bed. See how that worked out? The End of the Bed is the mission for the END of the Bedroom zone! Today you are to check the end of your bed. If you have a bench or chair with stuff piled up or just things ... Fri, 24 Jun 2016 10:35:58 EST Thursday ...FOCUS FOR THE WEEK...June 20 - 24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1168x64615659 Today we must be going after the right side of the bed! If you have been using your night stand or floor as temporary storage for clean clothes, dirty clothes, and other stuff, your mission for today is to clear this off and put it away! No moving things from the right side to the left or the other places we have cleaned off this week. I am so proud of the work you have done this week! Utilize your timer and do not get overwhelmed. <BR> Thu, 23 Jun 2016 10:31:43 EST Wednesda ...FOCUS FOR THE WEEK...June 20 - 24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1168x64608855 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9aa8ae1d-c33c-48dc-9da2-6e5e4ac68b72.gif"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a51831d6-ef02-432b-a6e2-cb14f5cb0936.png"> <BR> <BR> So far we have cleaned under the bed and on top of the bed, today we are going to take care of the left side of the bed. Now, this means whatever you have on the left side of you bed you are to fling and put away. If you have been using your night stand or floor as temporary storage for t... Wed, 22 Jun 2016 11:13:20 EST Friday...FOCUS FOR THE WEEK...June 13 - 17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1168x64574577 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a91fe901-4791-4e2d-9094-7d2093c254d1.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6d6d1bdb-6352-4d1c-8852-b6cf199de8eb.png"> <BR> <BR> Friday is Clean Out Your Car/Purse Day and Date Night! <BR> <BR> Today is our last day in the main bathroom and extra room so, let's make the best of it! <BR> <BR> Wipe down the counter tops and inside the sink. If you have not done your Swish and Swipe today do that too. Then move over... Fri, 17 Jun 2016 10:16:09 EST Thursday ...FOCUS FOR THE WEEK...June 13 - 17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1168x64568165 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/589a99fe-50aa-46a7-9932-37961f622460.png"> <BR> <BR> Today is errand day so let's take off with a 27 fling boogie. Combine the main bathroom and the extra room of your choice and quickly gather 27 pieces of trash to throw away immediately. As soon as you are finished take the bag out to the trash can, this way it will not find its way back into your home. If you have to run errands that take you away from the house here is a bonus mission. I w... Thu, 16 Jun 2016 10:19:31 EST Wednesda ...FOCUS FOR THE WEEK...June 13 - 17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1168x64561362 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3ef2ea8b-b236-48c2-a76a-0502685df86e.png"> <BR> <BR> Today we are going to clean the towel holder, toilet paper holder, and the window sill. This should only take a few minutes don't get sidetracked. <BR> <BR> Last Tuesday during the FlyLady Mentions many of you asked when we go into the garage. Well, today is the day! Take a box into your garage and put 10 things you no longer need, love, or want in there. Then you will put these items direc... Wed, 15 Jun 2016 10:31:45 EST Tuesday. ...FOCUS FOR THE WEEK..June 13-17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1168x64554284 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0b1cc4f8-e5b6-4b6f-a2b9-79b4ae6b00a9.png"> <BR> <BR> Time to wipe down the walls of your shower. This mission can wait until you are in the shower, after you have washed just do a quick wipe of the walls. After all as the FlyLady says "Soap is Soap". <BR> <BR> Let's move in to the spare bedroom and check the bed in there. Summer is just right around the corner and so are visitors. How long has it been since you changed the sheets or washed t... Tue, 14 Jun 2016 10:16:10 EST Monday...FOCUS FOR THE WEEK...June 13 - 17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1168x64547365 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d1042bf6-350c-4114-a137-88f20c9b185c.gif"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/51cc3006-dc77-407c-a351-99eeb0a11e1c.png"> <BR> <BR> This week we are in Zone 3 (the main bathroom and an extra room) and, we are full swing into our Super Fling Boogie! In the main bathroom some of you have a linen closet, when is the last time you really looked in there? Let's get a decluttering session going in there for just 15 minutes. I... Mon, 13 Jun 2016 10:25:11 EST Friday...FOCUS FOR THE WEEK...June 6 - 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1168x64528024 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4b4e9faa-e1de-4219-8fef-31a4ffbfdbc8.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/41ac101a-8a10-40a7-b70b-9cce21264ceb.png"> <BR> <BR> Friday is Clean Out Your Car/Purse and Date NIght! <BR> <BR> Zone 2: Mission #5 Friday <BR> <BR> Today is our last day in the kitchen and I want you to spend 5 minutes and check on the cleaning supplies and things under your sink? Are there things that you don't use? Are there items y... Fri, 10 Jun 2016 10:20:28 EST Wednesda ...FOCUS FOR THE WEEK. June 6 -10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1168x64514121 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/be244aee-fedb-4d5a-8f84-5a0fafc805cf.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Wednesday is Anti-procrastination day <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e7d7e38c-0d94-44dc-bbc8-ac1b82769692.png"> <BR> <BR> Today is Anti-Procrastination Day and we are still in the kitchen, <BR> <BR> Your mission for today is to grab a trash bag and clean out your refrigerator. You are to toss ANYTHING that will not get eaten any time soon. This means that new... Wed, 8 Jun 2016 10:16:01 EST June Celebrations http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1168x64505757 <BR> <em>410</em> <em>410</em> <em>410</em> <em>410</em> <em>410</em> <em>410</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> We want to celebrate with you. Please let us know about what you are celebrating in June. <BR> <BR> Birthday? Anniversary? Sparkaversary? Tue, 7 Jun 2016 06:30:55 EST Monday...FOCUS FOR THE WEEK..June 6 - 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1168x64499945 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6da734a5-a849-44b1-815b-ff3fb94189ef.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b54b9c2a-09d0-4367-8c36-0ed71772f49f.png"> <BR> <BR> We are in the kitchen this week! <BR> <BR> Take 15 minutes and scrub your stove top! Soak the knobs and drip pans in hot soapy water while you clean the stove top. Some elbow grease and hot soapy water will take care of a lot! Don't become a perfectionist and try to get it as clean as t... Mon, 6 Jun 2016 10:34:13 EST Summer Mini Challenge - Slam those temptations! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12162x1168x64492820 Reality is, it's an on-going challenge for the change of diet we experience during the warm months because things change. <BR> <BR> Just the aroma from a neighbor's bbq, the tempting displays at the grocery stores, the cocktail in the evening as you watch the sun go down can inflict damage to our goals and they happen in a flash. <BR> <BR> Why don't we post our little successes on this thread. We go into this challenge not to be perfectionists, but to handle and overcome the little obsta... Sun, 5 Jun 2016 10:28:34 EST Friday...FOCUS FOR THE WEEK..may 30 - June 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1168x64479651 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8aca6d22-0836-47c8-9d12-189605da6eea.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5099aee9-38d2-4a34-a300-8e55dfbc3563.png"> <BR> <BR> In the spirit of the Super Flig Boogie, we are going to spend 10 or 15 minutes decluttering in every room of Zone 1. This does not have to be done all at one time! Set your timer and when it beeps do not go any further! Just move on to the next spot! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.s... Fri, 3 Jun 2016 10:31:25 EST Thursday ...FOCUS FOR THE WEEK..May 30 - June 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1168x64472257 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/09b6d3cb-b3e9-496c-b198-7f1412df2d00.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/386a2edb-4818-487b-bc16-c2319d9ea3ec.png"> <BR> <BR> We are headed into the dining room today, it is Thursday and we are just starting our Super Fling Boogie. Your mission for today is to spend 15 minutes decluttering your dining room. It does not matter what you get rid of, just get rid of anything that does not belong in the dining room. On... Thu, 2 Jun 2016 10:25:29 EST June Habit - Drink your water http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12162x1168x64464309 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/eb484ef9-eb7a-4bcf-8d24-995db1e98fcc.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Welcome to the month of June and to a brand new habit. This month, we are going to work on Drinking Water. With the hot summer months upon us, now is a great time to start the habit of hydrating and re-hydrating. Check out all the great info below to help get you motivated and moving. <BR> <BR> <BR> This is one simple way to love yourself. Take the time to drink your water. If you don’t, w... Wed, 1 Jun 2016 10:37:32 EST Wednesda y..FOCUS FOR THE WEEK..May 30 - June 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1168x64464283 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a6f2f682-94e7-47e3-a7cd-ebdd072473d2.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Wednesday is Anti-Procrastination Day! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4da19399-894a-4ac7-bfe1-8a351655838f.png"> <BR> <BR> We are in Zone 1 this week, that is the Front Porch, the Entrance area and the Dining Room. <BR> <BR> Today you are to sweep your front porch area around your front door. Shake out your welcome mats and wipe down your front door. This mak... Wed, 1 Jun 2016 10:35:28 EST Tuesday..FOCUS FOR THE WEEK...May 30 - June 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1168x64456685 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/de315fa8-da8b-4f8a-98b9-cc2c0ad92f0d.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Tuesday is Plan and Play day <BR> <BR> Planning <BR> <BR> On Tuesdays, We take some time out to Plan our week. Planning means taking time to look at next week and see what we can do to make things easier for us during the next week. Here are some things we can do to plan: <BR> <BR> <BR> •Menu planning <BR> •Activities planning <BR> •Date Night and Family Fun Time planning <BR> •Wardrob... Tue, 31 May 2016 11:23:20 EST June Celebrations! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1168x64455053 <em>410</em> <em>410</em> <em>410</em> <em>410</em> <em>410</em> <BR> <BR> LET'S CELEBRATE YOU!!!!! <BR> <BR> We want to be part of your June celebration. If you have a birthday, anniversary, sparkaversary or other very special day in June please share it with the team on this thread. <BR> <BR> <em>410</em> <em>410</em> <em>410</em> <em>410</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Tue, 31 May 2016 07:34:44 EST Monday...FOCUS FOR THE WEEK...May 30 - June 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1168x64449404 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2613967f-28a6-4ee4-adf7-f708aea018c4.gif"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/65810e8e-1c4c-48eb-8720-0f47feedb509.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4b745a90-fada-4d87-aa8c-c7b30babfc0e.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Zone 5: Mission #1 Monday <BR> <BR> Dear Friends: <BR> <BR> We are only in Zone 5 for two days this week. Take time today to put out any major hotspots in your living room. Set your ti... Mon, 30 May 2016 10:34:01 EST Sneek peek for May 29 - June 4, 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1168x64445264 Zone 5 -The Living Room or Family Room <BR> Zone 1 -Entrance, Front Porch, and Dining Room <BR> <BR> May Habit: Moving in May <BR> June Habit: Drinking Water <BR> <BR> Zone 5: Mission #1 Monday <BR> <BR> Dear Friends: <BR> <BR> We are only in Zone 5 for two days this week. Take time today to put out any major hotspots in your living room. Set your timer for 15 minutes or put on some music. You can also tackle this mission during the commercials of your favorite show. <BR> <BR> FlyLady ... Sun, 29 May 2016 17:42:03 EST 10 creative ways to de-clutter http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12012x1168x64431541 <BR> <BR> Own less. Live more. Finding minimalism in a world of consumerism. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> 10 Creative Ways to Declutter Your Home <BR> <BR> Written by joshua becker <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> “People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.” —Dale Carnegie <BR> <BR> The idea of living a simplified, uncluttered life with less stuff sounds attractive to many. They have considered the benefits of owning fewer possessions: less to clean, less debt,... Fri, 27 May 2016 11:40:08 EST Today is... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=26658x1168x64424166 May 26, 2016 is <BR> <BR> National Blueberry Cheesecake Day <BR> <BR> Today is National Blueberry Cheesecake Day! Although cheesecake recipes can be traced all the way back to Ancient Greece, the flavored versions we know and love today are a fairly recent innovation. People have come up with all sorts of interesting and unique cheesecake flavors, but today is a celebration of the classic blueberry variety. <BR> <BR> The type of cheese used to make cheesecake has a huge impact on the... Thu, 26 May 2016 10:32:28 EST Today I can.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12162x1168x64422977 .... clean out the icebox Thu, 26 May 2016 07:43:28 EST Let's chat! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1168x64382086 <em>213</em> Good to be here with y'all. It looks like today is going to be a beautiful spring day. Hope you enjoy it! <BR> <BR> I have a doc appnt, but even better, I get to go get my hair done this afternoon. I'm looking forward to being pampered while at the salon. <em>204</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Fri, 20 May 2016 07:25:54 EST THURS....DAILY FOCUS..May 1-7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1168x64246214 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4599fe55-4a3c-4c10-b596-0d3b6ccca347.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ab39dbb1-3adf-4978-ba6d-1d3f441bd1b9.jpg"> SUNDAY <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2cc8fe96-2e3b-468d-b277-a917250b3748.jpg"> <BR> <BR> May 1 - 7, 2016 <BR> <BR> This week we are in The Entrance, Front Porch and Dining Room <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f3d3c4a3-45c3-4745-a400-d73eab81e5fa.j... Sun, 1 May 2016 08:03:57 EST MAY...7 DAY CHALLENGE... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12162x1168x64242627 Pick a 7 day habit that you would like to work on. You can do a different one for each week in the month of May. You might have a habit you would like to get under control or one that you would like to add that will improve your lifestyle habit. If you have something you would like to add to this list feel free to do so. Picking one is a great start. YOU CAN DO IT! <BR> <BR> No soda <BR> No bread <BR> No alcohol <BR> No pasta <BR> No sweets <BR> <BR> 6 or more bottles of water <BR> ... Sat, 30 Apr 2016 16:52:14 EST SAT....DAILY FOCUS...April 24-30th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1168x64196987 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/285e252c-37c3-4a16-b3bb-d2b1438069ae.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5ecf76e4-16a7-49f6-8687-5180abdbf35f.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9bf7d1ce-138a-4f62-a55b-0281d4a0548d.jpg"> <BR> <BR> April 24 - 30, 2016 <BR> <BR> This week we are in the Living Room <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/17ee0f70-ce5d-4cb8-918c-7d68304d09c2.jpg"> <BR> This month's Habit ... Sun, 24 Apr 2016 07:44:41 EST SAT....DAILY FOCUS....April 17 - 23rd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1168x64148351 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/df194711-93cc-4dca-bf38-2b44fe98f533.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/144f1e58-ccea-4484-a3f6-ad18e7464acd.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f42e7c34-fa65-4183-8323-e49bc607488d.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This week we are in the Master Bedroom <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/764d7c47-0e73-417a-a38b-47e67ada195f.jpg"> <BR> This month's Habit is: Making Your Bed <BR> <i... Sun, 17 Apr 2016 14:57:07 EST SAT...DAILY FOCUS... April 10th - 16th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1168x64095558 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/06ee1fd0-3c2c-4e1c-a2c1-ccd1d0432295.jpg"> <BR> <BR> JUST A REMINDER.... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1020c1db-a2ba-4061-b21d-411ce4f240aa.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b37a3203-db5b-46d7-9703-2b62b92589d1.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/cd3170ea-ce2a-4cfe-9d8b-0cf313ebb528.jpg"> <BR> <BR> April 10 - 16, 2016 <BR> <BR> This week we are in ...... Sun, 10 Apr 2016 12:00:00 EST SATURDAY. ...DAILY FOCUS ....April 3rd - 9th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1168x64039484 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/72ecbddf-65bc-4f32-8a36-de7434301a3b.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> April 3 - 9, 2016 <BR> <BR> This week we are in the kitchen <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d2c5dfe5-11a5-4c06-ab3e-ce01ce28f22b.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6ab4ac28-5564-4059-b87b-320f3250abe2.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Welcome to April! It’s a brand new month and that means it’s time for a brand new habit. This month, we are co... Sun, 3 Apr 2016 07:48:03 EST April... MONEY JAR CHALLENGE... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12162x1168x64003180 <em>440</em> <BR> <BR> REMEMBER YOU CAN JOIN IN THIS CHALLENGE AT ANYTIME DURING THE MONTH. NEW TEAM PLAYERS ARE ALWAYS WELCOMED!! <BR> <BR> <BR> THIS CHALLENGE WILL START ON April 1ST...2016. <BR> <BR> <BR> This is a great way to turn those sparkpoints into money!! <BR> <BR> This challenge will go until the end of APRIL. <BR> <BR> At the end of each month, you can decide to carry your penny savings over to the next month, or spend it on YOU. If you decide to carry it over, that... Tue, 29 Mar 2016 14:47:01 EST April Challenge .....EAT A RAINBOW http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12162x1168x64002355 This Challenge will start of April the 1st. <em>437</em> <BR> <BR> We all know the importance of eating fruit &amp; vegetables, but how many of us actually get our 5 a day. With this challenge we will be able to eat a variety of fruit &amp; veg and maybe try something we haven't tried before. <BR> <BR> These are the colours we will use- <BR> <BR> *Yellow/Orange <BR> *Blue/Purple <BR> *Green <BR> *White <BR> *Red <BR> <BR> For example: <BR> <BR> *Yellow/Orange-Yellow pepper, Ora... Tue, 29 Mar 2016 12:28:14 EST SAT...DAILY FOCUS.. Mar. 27th-April 2nd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1168x63986933 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a8e18cf7-1e96-412e-9e0c-0d73e841dcb6.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7f7f14ee-2e56-4325-aabe-a359ab855b98.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5fe05d16-2b57-4833-b744-13aa249ca626.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Sneak Peek for the Week <BR> <BR> March 27, 2016 - April 2, 2016 <BR> <BR> This week we are in The Living Room and The Entrance, Front Porch and Dining Room <BR> <BR> March Habit: Getti... Sun, 27 Mar 2016 12:27:06 EST SAT....DAILY FOCUS.. Mar. 20th-26th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1168x63932659 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/db27a6df-8d1d-4d9c-ba4a-b18ff122a685.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/fc7dd0bf-2a43-4af5-851c-19a9248ebf04.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This week we are in the Master Bedroom <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/cca5eacd-b259-48f4-87bb-3292f7279283.jpg"> <BR> This month's Habit is: Getting Dressed to Shoes <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7bbaa026-404b-4a1f-9cb2-3692168ba400.jpg">... Sun, 20 Mar 2016 07:07:59 EST did my daily mission http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1168x63925003 took a nice relaxing shower and used some yummy shower gel; also cleaned out a bookshelf in my office. Fri, 18 Mar 2016 23:15:08 EST So glad i found this team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1168x63919211 I'm a 44 yo married mom to 2 adorable dogs. (flydogs!) I have followed the tips i learned from flylady for years now and still love that it organizes my days....so glad to be here. Fri, 18 Mar 2016 07:07:02 EST TODAY I AM THANKFUL FOR.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1168x63893061 Today I am thankful for a wonderful husband who takes care of his family. Mon, 14 Mar 2016 15:03:31 EST SAT...DAILY FOCUS... Mar. 13th-19th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1168x63830293 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/02c43401-43e1-4caa-8170-91479957ebc5.jpg"> March 6th....2016 <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/42b51937-2c1a-461b-8d75-7fe4dc6e6ecd.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/91342aeb-d84a-48a2-b20f-691271b3237b.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> THIS WEEK WE ARE WORKING IN THE KITCHEN <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3eb05b54-2caa-4319-a508-4e18fecb91cd.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src=... Sun, 6 Mar 2016 07:35:14 EST SAT. ...DAILY FOCUS..Feb. 28 - Mar. 5th, 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1168x63783546 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0ed311cf-ca8e-408e-8df1-a9e76eb9dab4.jpg"> <BR> <BR> February 28, 2016 - March 5, 2016 <BR> <BR> This week we are in The Living Room,The Entrance, Front Porch and Dining Room <BR> <BR> February Habit: Decluttering for 15 Minutes a Day <BR> March Habit: Getting Dressed to Shoes <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0fa741ab-51dc-4f05-be87-31b77e41cc9b.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/gui... Mon, 29 Feb 2016 08:28:22 EST Are You Exercising Mindfully? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12012x1168x63764629 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/68345c8b-8247-44d3-b701-e0926668a2fd.png"> <BR> <BR> Are You Exercising Mindfully? <BR> <BR> By Melissa Rudy, Health &amp; Fitness Journalist <BR> Related Content <BR> <BR> <BR> We're masters at self-distraction: If you walk into any gym, you'll likely see people's gazes fixed on magazines, TVs or phones as they chug away on treadmills or ellipticals. When jogging outside, you might run through a mental to-do list or listen to a podcast ... Fri, 26 Feb 2016 16:14:02 EST SUNDAY ...FOCUS FOR WEEK..Feb .21.-27th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1168x63737941 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c30fe5c8-33a0-412c-af27-5177d7da550e.jpg"> <BR> <BR> REMEMBER..... <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4f89acf5-f473-4026-b9ab-c2a381348a99.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/573808e2-4ce8-40e4-a2c8-a855141aaed9.jpg"> TUESDAY <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d672be8d-43b9-4f58-b6f4-582c66fd882e.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Today is the day to attack the clothes pile. Now you all know wh... Tue, 23 Feb 2016 08:34:29 EST Monday...FOCUS FOR THE WEEK...Feb. 21 - 27th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1168x63722253 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9c267e8d-2825-41a2-a0c3-f39c74bce6f9.jpg"> <BR> <BR> February 21 - 27, 2016 <BR> <BR> This week we are in the Master Bedroom. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d47cac4b-d28b-41b1-a4fe-cf8067c5b937.jpg"> <BR> <BR> THIS MONTHS HABIT <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8d4944a7-4f15-4bc2-85c7-d0ad4b6fdb8f.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f1c7a24a-8fbc-45ec-8fda-8... Sun, 21 Feb 2016 08:17:47 EST Intermittent Fasting.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12012x1168x63717464 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/19586559-93b1-418f-b2c9-42c04a12e424.png"> <BR> <BR> <BR> What seemed to be the latest weight loss fad a few years ago may actually be a formula for weight loss success for some. For others, including Coldplay's Chris Martin, it's a way to become more appreciative and aware of food. What is this "fad-turned-fact" you ask? Intermittent fasting. <BR> <BR> I'll be the first to admit that I was a skeptic when I first read the dieting steps used... Sat, 20 Feb 2016 13:12:58 EST 8 benefits of drinking coffee.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12012x1168x63711016 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ae87a6d8-0519-4fe9-af28-ccfe8f485313.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> 8 Health Benefits of Coffee <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> If you enjoyed a cup of coffee this morning, you have already started the day on a healthy (and possibly more productive!) note. Not only does a cuppa Joe deliver your trusty a.m. caffeine boost, but it also may reduce the risk for certain healthproblems and can improve bodily functions. Check out the top eight health bene... Fri, 19 Feb 2016 14:50:04 EST 6 Weirdest Fad Diets of 2016 (So Far) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12012x1168x63695096 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c2c834b0-c299-4947-86d9-6ff1f13c353c.png"> <BR> <BR> 6 Weirdest Fad Diets of 2016 (So Far) <BR> <BR> By: Melissa Rudy, – Melissa Rudy, Health &amp; Fitness Journalist <BR> <BR> <BR> Each year seems to usher in a new wave of fad diets. In 2015, millions of dieters tried the Paleo, Mediterranean, Flexitarian, South Beach, Zone and Macrobiotic regimes. Although some can be beneficial, most trendy weight loss plans usually pick up steam quickl... Wed, 17 Feb 2016 11:27:55 EST Dietary Supplements for Osteoarthritis http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12012x1168x63687309 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/742470b2-f45f-46f7-990b-204e71197a4a.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Dietary Supplements for Osteoarthritis <BR> What Does the Research Really Show? <BR> <BR> <BR> By Becky Hand, Licensed &amp; Registered Dietitian <BR> <BR> When cartilage that cushions your joints begins to breakdown faster than your body can replace it, you develop osteoarthritis. Without this protective tissue, the bones in your joints rub together, causing pain, tenderness, swelling a... Tue, 16 Feb 2016 12:09:00 EST What Causes GERD? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12012x1168x63677417 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3bd64c11-9b5c-4f60-958c-f67c4fc6c356.jpg"> <BR> <BR> What Causes GERD? <BR> Learn Which Risk Factors You Can Control <BR> <BR> By Liza Barnes, Health Educator <BR> <BR> Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, causes painful symptoms like heartburn and acid regurgitation. Although there are many theories on the causes of GERD, experts aren't sure exactly what causes it. There are two main categories of risks that can contribute to GERD—tho... Mon, 15 Feb 2016 07:14:41 EST Tips to Stay Full Longer http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12012x1168x63669904 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/cb1f23da-300b-415c-988e-7a11b9b43eb1.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Tips to Stay Full Longer <BR> Beat Hunger and Boost Satisfaction <BR> <BR> By Becky Hand, Licensed &amp; Registered Dietitian <BR> <BR> No doubt about it, hunger is unpleasant. In fact, it can be downright embarrassing when your tummy grumbles for your attention at the most inopportune times. When you’re watching your calorie intake to lose or manage your weight, there will be days when y... Sun, 14 Feb 2016 08:02:04 EST Saturday ...FOCUS FOR THE WEEK...Feb. 14-20th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1168x63669823 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e632819b-caf1-4ef5-b3c4-bbf30072493f.jpg"> <BR> <BR> February 14 - 20, 2016 <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/af69f08f-de8b-43e7-b60d-57148f450053.jpg"> <BR> This week we are inThe Bathroom and One Extra Room <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9ac14e79-1a5f-45f0-94ed-377daefb14a4.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> SUNDAY MISSION... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/97ecc04a-d10f-427e-9350-a6... Sun, 14 Feb 2016 07:44:09 EST ''Free'' Foods for Diabetes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12012x1168x63663733 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d1da57c5-93e4-4eb8-90fe-a27db4ecd633.jpg"> <BR> <BR> ''Free'' Foods for Diabetes <BR> A List of Foods That Don't Impact Blood Sugar <BR> <BR> <BR> By Amy Poetker, Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator <BR> <BR> In diabetes meal planning, blood sugar control is the main goal. Typically, people with diabetes are advised to follow carbohydrate-controlled diets in order to minimize blood sugar spikes and manage their disease. Si... Sat, 13 Feb 2016 09:13:33 EST Portion Distortion Guide http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12012x1168x63649459 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/28474fd6-3bae-48d3-8939-f31df1cc88b5.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The Portion Distortion Guide <BR> A List of Serving Sizes <BR> <BR> By Nicole Nichols, Fitness Instructor &amp; Health Educator <BR> <BR> Selecting the right foods also means choosing portions that are proper serving sizes. The terms "portion" and "serving" are often used interchangeably, but they don't mean the same thing. <BR> <BR> A "portion" is the amount of food you choose to eat fo... Thu, 11 Feb 2016 09:19:37 EST 7 Ways to De-Stress http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12012x1168x63640862 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8f0d346b-8f55-4305-9e3a-55fe896facfe.jpg"> <BR> <BR> 7 Ways to De-Stress <BR> Try These Tips When You Feel Stressed <BR> <BR> By Zach Van Hart, Staff Writer <BR> <BR> <BR> Stress happens. No matter how organized you are, how good your systems are, or how friendly your work and living environments are, stress can find a way to poke its ugly head in from time to time. What can you do? Turn to a convenient Stress Buster – a small, simple acti... Wed, 10 Feb 2016 07:51:16 EST What to Eat Before You Work Out http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12012x1168x63633162 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b815ad2e-5925-44f7-9a10-6b3ac6bf3256.jpg"> <BR> <BR> What to Eat Before You Work Out <BR> Eating Before Exercise for Maximum Results <BR> <BR> By Dean Anderson, Fitness Expert <BR> <BR> Everyone knows that athletes must plan and time their meals and snacks very carefully to reach their performance goals. But what about the rest of us? You try to squeeze in 30-60 minutes of exercise most days of the week. Do you have to be careful about what... Tue, 9 Feb 2016 07:17:26 EST Clever Cardio for Those with Mobility Issues http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12012x1168x63625866 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/486a5307-58a5-49f7-8133-82c351fcc54c.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Clever Cardio for Those with Mobility Issues <BR> <BR> <BR> By: Beth Donovan, SparkPeople Blogger <BR> <BR> One of my mantras is: "That which I cannot do now is my aspiration, not my defeat." <BR> <BR> If you are have trouble moving or haven’t exercised in awhile, it can be very daunting to take on new cardio moves. Most cardio moves involve the need to be on your feet, so I’m going ... Mon, 8 Feb 2016 09:27:44 EST 6 Ways to Relax Before Bed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12012x1168x63617788 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d4d11a97-284c-415f-9990-31fe48bdf617.png"> <BR> <BR> 6 Ways to Relax Before Bed <BR> Take the Stress Out of Sleep <BR> <BR> By Liz Noelcke, Staff Writer <BR> <BR> Sleep is something that every body craves. So why does everyone struggle with it periodically? You’ve tried to do it right – you skip caffeine late in the day; you don’t eat a heavy meal right before bed; you make sure the lights are off; you try to follow a consistent bedtime sch... Sun, 7 Feb 2016 09:15:11 EST Saturday. ...FOCUS FOR THE WEEK...Feb. 7-13, 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1168x63617682 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/eeaf0dc4-20fb-44da-8583-2571146579f5.jpg">SNEAK PEEK OF THE WEEK <BR> <BR> February 7 - 13, 2016 <BR> <BR> This week we are in The Kitchen <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/06f4c4e0-5694-4cbc-b264-e25ad7c80f18.jpg"> <BR> <BR> THIS MONTHS HABIT.. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9acece42-be0f-4639-baeb-44cfc2794647.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/831c5167-7... Sun, 7 Feb 2016 09:02:47 EST Busting the 10 Biggest Cold & Flu Myths http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12012x1168x63610203 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3eca4558-8eae-4800-a6e8-b53a0041f1fc.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Busting the 10 Biggest Cold &amp; Flu Myths <BR> The Cold Hard Facts about Colds &amp; the Flu <BR> <BR> By Robin Donovan, Health Writer <BR> <BR> Eat chicken soup. Bump up your vitamin C intake. Don’t step outside with wet hair. Each year as cold and flu season approaches, you probably hear these common tricks for avoiding illness. However, not all of the prevailing wisdom about viral in... Sat, 6 Feb 2016 08:10:24 EST Defend Yourself Against Diet Saboteurs! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12012x1168x63604676 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3a518c9e-177f-4d68-b440-6a9ea5f11a3d.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Defend Yourself Against Diet Saboteurs! <BR> Are Your Friends and Family Making You Fat? <BR> <BR> By Rebecca Pratt, Staff Writer <BR> <BR> There’s one in every crowd— at the office, in your church group, among your closest friends and family. Sometimes they mean well, sometimes they seem a tad malicious, often they have no idea how they’re sabotaging you. But every time you take a step... Fri, 5 Feb 2016 12:31:22 EST Four Healthy Changes That Start in Your Kitchen http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12012x1168x63597430 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c104f063-950c-468a-8139-4b82a3562c70.png"> <BR> <BR> Four Healthy Changes That Start in Your Kitchen Cabinets <BR> <BR> By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger, – Lea Schneider <BR> <BR> Keeping that promise you made to yourself to kick off your healthiest year yet becomes possible when you're armed with more than just good intentions. If you're one of the many people who committed to a healthier lifestyle, both for yourself and for your family, the ... Thu, 4 Feb 2016 14:12:06 EST 8 Exercises for Better Balance http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12012x1168x63587096 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2765effa-91f9-48e6-bb45-bd56b1926f02.jpg"> <BR> <BR> 8 Exercises for Better Balance <BR> <BR> By: Nancy Howard, SparkPeople Blogger <BR> <BR> <BR> I was first introduced to balance exercises by my running coach when I developed a minor ankle injury a few years ago. However, before I even began using the balance board my coach had me do series of progressive balance exercises initially using only one-foot on solid ground, followed by doing ... Wed, 3 Feb 2016 10:16:56 EST Eating with Diabetes: Counting ''Net'' Carbs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12012x1168x63577905 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/de01d94b-63ef-4e88-ac3a-6342a0fc8966.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Eating with Diabetes: Counting ''Net'' Carbs <BR> What Are Net Carbs? How Do They Affect Blood Sugar? <BR> <BR> By Amy Poetker, Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator <BR> <BR> Since low carbohydrate diets became popular, the phrase "net carbs" has become a fairly regular fixture on the labels of food products. But, if you are not familiar with the term you may be wondering ... Tue, 2 Feb 2016 08:50:35 EST 12 Heart-Smart Tips You Haven't Heard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12012x1168x63568984 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/383ecc94-184d-464e-8b96-8d630915fc2e.jpg"> <BR> <BR> 12 Heart-Smart Tips You Haven't Heard <BR> There's More to Heart Health than Diet and Exercise <BR> <BR> By Ellen G. Goldman, Health and Wellness Coach <BR> <BR> When I flip my calendar to February, two things usually come to my mind. One, I’m getting tired of the cold and snowy winter, and two, Valentine’s Day is coming. Now, I don’t know how you feel about this “holiday," but I like it.... Mon, 1 Feb 2016 08:39:04 EST Saturday..Daily Focus Jan. 31st - Feb. 6th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1168x63568955 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/46c43fdb-a65f-465e-86d4-8b27c272ae8f.jpg"> Jan. 31st - Feb. 6th....2016 <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c8b76141-39a5-4ca2-a7aa-42250ac4022a.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Monthly Habit: February – Decluttering for 15 minutes a day <BR> Decluttering for 15 Minutes a Day February is here, and it’s time for a new habit. This month, we are going to practice hard at decluttering for 15 minutes a day. With less clutter, it’s muc... Mon, 1 Feb 2016 08:34:03 EST 5 Ways to Love Your Body http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12012x1168x63560573 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/01a5002a-d7cf-4a10-a611-60f339c9a014.jpg"> <BR> <BR> 5 Ways to Love Your Body <BR> <BR> By Carrie Myers Smith, Health &amp; Exercise Expert <BR> <BR> While many of us have an easy time showering other people with love, we find that Cupid has yet to hit us with the "body love" arrow. Don’t wait for Cupid! Begin today to start appreciating, accepting and yes, even loving your body. <BR> <BR> Stop picking yourself apart <BR> Let’s face it: No ... Sun, 31 Jan 2016 09:03:03 EST Think You're Too Heavy to Exercise? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12012x1168x63553099 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/03d0be11-ff46-42d3-98ab-a0db72488cb6.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Think You're Too Heavy to Exercise? <BR> <BR> By Dean Anderson, Fitness &amp; Behavior Expert <BR> <BR> I’m not going to sugarcoat things here, or tell you that starting and sticking to an effective exercise plan will be easy or fun. The fact is that if you’re very overweight and out of shape, you’re likely going to face some obstacles—both physically and mentally—that will challenge... Sat, 30 Jan 2016 09:35:03 EST Homemade Beauty Recipes for Skin http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12012x1168x63545093 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2d3930d3-9e1e-40ab-a22c-ad1340d704f8.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Homemade Beauty Recipes for Skin <BR> Natural Treatments for Face &amp; Body <BR> <BR> By Liza Barnes, Health Educator <BR> <BR> French (women Don'T Get Fat) Toast Recipe <BR> <BR> Many of the same wholesome foods that you eat to help your skin glow from the inside-out can also be used externally, as cleansers, moisturizers, and skin masks. These vitamins, minerals, and oils that n... Fri, 29 Jan 2016 09:03:46 EST Give Yourself a Reality Check-Up http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12012x1168x63537296 Give Yourself a Reality Check-Up <BR> Are Your Weight-Loss Expectations Realistic? <BR> <BR> By Dean Anderson, Behavioral Psychology Expert <BR> <BR> Perhaps the biggest reason that permanent weight loss is so difficult is that it is stressful—for your mind and your body. And when you're stressed out, you just don’t function at your best, mentally, emotionally, or physically. In fact, chronic stress tends to make you into your own worst enemy, impairing your judgment, making you emotionall... Thu, 28 Jan 2016 09:11:14 EST How to Exercise Without Exercising... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12012x1168x63529110 10 Clever Ways to Sneak Exercise into Your Busy Day <BR> <BR> By Melissa Rudy, Health &amp; Fitness Journalist <BR> <BR> No time to get to the gym—or even into your gym shoes? One of the main reasons people don’t exercise is that they think they don’t have enough time. The truth is, you don't need an uninterrupted hour to reap the many benefits of physical activity. The American College of Sports Medicine recommends getting at least 30 minutes a day, five days a week (and up to 50 minutes ... Wed, 27 Jan 2016 08:55:02 EST FUNctional Fitness.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12012x1168x63521300 FUNctional Fitness <BR> We All Want Fitness to Be More Fun! <BR> <BR> By Mare Petras, Fitness Expert &amp; Author <BR> <BR> As far as your back is concerned, more fun comes from more functional fitness. The simplest, easiest, most basic moves are usually the most important gift you can give your bodyevery day. These exercises are common sense, preventative movements that when done on a daily basis will keep you tuned up so you don’t miss out on one minute of fun! <BR> <BR> What’s Function... Tue, 26 Jan 2016 09:09:40 EST Interested or Committed? Discover the Difference http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12012x1168x63512307 Interested or Committed? Discover the Difference <BR> 6 Tips for Achieving Your Healthy Living Goals <BR> <BR> By Ellen G. Goldman <BR> <BR> No matter your motivation—New Year's resolutions, an upcoming high school reunion, a milestone birthday—everyone has experienced that looming feeling of urgency when they feel that a life change needs to happen and it needs to happen now. <BR> <BR> Whether the goal is losing weight, getting in shape, getting more sleep, organizing the house or any o... Mon, 25 Jan 2016 09:02:52 EST SUNDAY ...FOCUS ZONE THIS WEEK..Jan.24 - 30th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1168x63512047 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/19a8cb11-1afd-4ca9-a1e3-46a8b7f62815.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> January 24 - 30, 2016 <BR> <BR> This week we are in the Living Room <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1242bcf1-e0a0-450c-b0db-476ad46d4d9c.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Monday <BR> <BR> I would like each and every one of you to go into your living rooms and stand there. While you are standing there I want you to look around you and look at the flat surfaces (end tables, coffee... Mon, 25 Jan 2016 08:30:22 EST I am excited to be a part of this team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1168x63511337 My name is Lisa. I have been using Spark People and Flylady for many years now. I am very happy to find a team that combines both. My goals for this year are to establish some habits for both my weight loss and becoming more organized. I am going back to basics with both and taking baby steps to create new habits. I look forward to any advice and encouragement. Mon, 25 Jan 2016 06:43:37 EST Turning It around When You're Spiraling Out of Con http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12012x1168x63504076 Turning It around When You're Spiraling Out of Control <BR> <BR> By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger, SparkPeople Blogger <BR> <BR> <BR> Embarrassed... I admit to you all that for a few days last month I was out of control. I binged one or two times and chose really junky food that left me feeling toxic and demoralized and strangely enough like eating more of it. Sometimes I get to feeling so badly, that I eat badly, and feel worse, so I eat worse... It's really hard to dig out or even have the... Sun, 24 Jan 2016 08:53:53 EST 5 Secrets to Winter Health and Energy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12012x1168x63496906 5 Secrets to Winter Health and Energy <BR> Stay Healthy and Happy to Weather the Season <BR> <BR> By Ellen G. Goldman, Health and Wellness Coach <BR> Related Content <BR> <BR> My monthly weight loss support group sat around looking rather dismal at the first meeting following an unexpected autumn snowstorm. Winter was arriving sooner than anticipated, and my group voiced worrying thoughts about how they'd stay happy, healthy and energized—and continue losing weight—through the colder month... Sat, 23 Jan 2016 09:37:11 EST What's in Your Soup? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12012x1168x63489054 What's in Your Soup? Campbell’s Campaigns for Federal GMO Labeling Regulations <BR> <BR> By: Melissa Rudy, – Melissa Rudy, Health &amp; Fitness Journalist <BR> <BR> <BR> Earlier this month, the Campbell Soup Company released a statement supporting the federal standardization of food labels for products containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs). If this legislation passes, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Department of Architecture will have control over which food... Fri, 22 Jan 2016 09:09:14 EST Have You Found Your Inner 'Normal Eater'? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12012x1168x63480820 Have You Found Your Inner 'Normal Eater'? <BR> <BR> By: Dean Anderson, SparkPeople Blogger <BR> <BR> <BR> One of the goals of making a “lifestyle change” (as opposed to going on a diet) is to develop a healthyrelationship with food and eating that feels normal, comfortable, usually enjoyable, and relatively easy to maintain over time. <BR> <BR> No elaborate eating rules, no worries about “good” foods and “bad” foods, no guilt feelings or verbal self-abuse for breaking the rules, no gett... Thu, 21 Jan 2016 08:26:36 EST The Amazing Avocado: Health Benefits http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12012x1168x63474619 The Amazing Avocado: Health Benefits You Need to Know <BR> <BR> By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger, – Lisa W., SparkPeople Contributor <BR> <BR> <BR> It's no secret that delicious avocados can be the shining star in guacamole, salads, sandwiches and as the creamy center of your California roll. But did you know that avocados are packed with nutritients and make a great diet food, even with their high fat content? <BR> Hass avocados are the most popular variety in the United States, but you can... Wed, 20 Jan 2016 12:34:18 EST Five Common Foodborne Illnesses ..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12012x1168x63463835 Five Common Foodborne Illnesses and How to Prevent Them <BR> By: Melissa Rudy, – Melissa Rudy, Health &amp; Fitness Journalist <BR> <BR> <BR> Just when you thought fat and calories were the biggest restaurant hazards, some new threats have been making headlines lately. Chipotle was recently subpoenaed by the Federal Grand Jury when more than 140 Boston University students contracted norovirus after eating at the Mexican grill near campus. Additional outbreaks have named E. coli and salmone... Tue, 19 Jan 2016 08:31:36 EST The Before-Dur ring-After Journal http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12012x1168x63454912 The Before-During-After Journal <BR> The Write Way to Build Your Intrinsic Motivation <BR> <BR> By Dean Anderson, Behavioral Psychology Expert <BR> <BR> <BR> Do you often have trouble finding the motivation to stick to your exercise and nutrition goals? If so, then you might not be looking in the right place. <BR> <BR> Experts who study motivation have long recognized two basic types of motivation: <BR> Extrinsic (external) motivation, when you are motivated primarily by external rewards... Mon, 18 Jan 2016 08:47:25 EST FOCUS ZONE THIS WEEK.. Jan.17TH - 23RD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1168x63454667 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6b70070b-3dca-4499-99f9-0cade42c4b25.jpg"> 17th......23rd. <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d028418d-0dc4-468e-b9b5-cae5a81575e3.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This week we are in 2 Zones: <BR> Zone 3: The Bathroom and One Extra Room <BR> Zone 4: The Master Bedroom <BR> <BR> Zone 3: Bathroom and an Extra Room <BR> This week we are focusing on the main bathroom and one extra room. The extra room may be a second, or third bath... Mon, 18 Jan 2016 08:23:24 EST Meal Planning Made Simple http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12012x1168x63446667 Meal Planning Made Simple <BR> 4 Steps to Plan Meals and a Healthy Grocery List <BR> <BR> By Sarah Haan, Registered Dietitian <BR> <BR> Without a shopping list, a casual trip to the grocery store can be a recipe for disaster. Sometimes, even with a list in hand, we still find ourselves in a state of confusion as we meander through the store. <BR> <BR> Organizing your shopping list can smooth out your grocery shopping experience and make shopping and cooking more efficient. <BR> <BR> Whet... Sun, 17 Jan 2016 09:20:11 EST Is Your Exercise Program Wearing You Out? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12012x1168x63440003 No Pain = BIG Gain <BR> Is Your Exercise Program Wearing You Out? <BR> <BR> By Jen Mueller, Certified Personal Trainer <BR> <BR> <BR> We’ve all heard that a combination of diet and regular exercise is the best way to lose weight and keep it off long term. <BR> <BR> For some of us, common sense dictates that the more you work out—and the higher the intensity—the better. But that’s not necessarily true. Even if you’ve gradually increased the intensity, duration and/or frequency of your w... Sat, 16 Jan 2016 11:34:24 EST Are You in a Cardio Rut? Break Free! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12012x1168x63430578 Are You in a Cardio Rut? Break Free! <BR> 6 Easy Ways to Bust Boredom <BR> <BR> By Jennipher Walters, Certified Personal Trainer and Fitness Instructor <BR> <BR> Are you bored with your cardio workout? Do you yawn when thinking of getting on the stationary bike again? Are you already dreading the stair stepper workout that you have scheduled for tomorrow morning? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, then you're quite likely in a rut, and when you're in a rut, it's easy to fall ... Fri, 15 Jan 2016 08:04:30 EST How Yoga Can Help Relieve Depression http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12012x1168x63423115 How Yoga Can Help Relieve Depression <BR> <BR> I struggled with bouts of depression and anxiety in my teens and early 20s. It was in the middle one of those battles, during my junior year of college, that I discovered yoga. A friend saw a flier for an eight-week yoga session at the campus rec center. Since I hated sweating and would only run if I were chased, I thought yoga sounded like a good form of exercise. <BR> <BR> The room, usually populated by step aerobics and dance classes, felt ... Thu, 14 Jan 2016 09:05:08 EST 5 Healthy Habits That Fight the Signs of Aging... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12012x1168x63417343 5 Healthy Habits That Fight the Signs of Aging <BR> How to Maintain a Youthful Appearance <BR> <BR> Since I turned 40 this year, the passage of time has weighed heavily on my mind. While I certainly don’t want to be 21 again, I wouldn't mind looking more youthful. But the anti-aging creams and surgical procedures that are often promoted as the only ways to ward off the hands of time freak me out. I've always believed that treating your body well and caring for your complexion throughout your... Wed, 13 Jan 2016 14:00:03 EST Why Do We Beat Ourselves Up? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12012x1168x63406432 Why Do We Beat Ourselves Up? <BR> <BR> <BR> If we had friends that treated us the way that many of us treat ourselves, they wouldn’t be our friends for very long. Imagine a friend who calls up just to complain–about you. Or an alleged buddy who quickly says “I told you so” when you screw up. Or someone who encourages you to give up instead of encouraging you to do your best. <BR> <BR> Why do we do this? Why do we treat ourselves in such horrible ways? For some, the negative self-talk is so... Tue, 12 Jan 2016 08:39:34 EST 10 Tips to Lose 10 Pounds http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12012x1168x63400696 10 Tips to Lose 10 Pounds <BR> <BR> By: Melinda Hershey, SparkPeople Blogger <BR> <BR> Congratulations: You have officially survived the holiday season! Now it's time to get back on the wagon and reach some major milestones in the new year. Weight loss may be at the top of your list of goals for 2013, as it is for many people. And whether you want to lose 10 pounds or 100 pounds, you're going to have to make some changes to your lifestyle habits. <BR> <BR> The good news is that you don't... Mon, 11 Jan 2016 15:15:57 EST FOCUS ZONE THIS WEEK...Jan.10TH - 16TH http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1168x63397514 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8ca48bea-f911-4ac1-aae0-9bdc1f02de40.jpg"> 11th - 16th....2016 <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d4729d2e-9e8f-459d-bc6e-8a7d1d14b3bf.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Zone 3: Bathroom and an Extra Room <BR> <BR> This week we are focusing on the main bathroom and one extra room. The extra room may be a second, or third bathroom, a guest bedroom, a child’s bedroom, the office, or maybe the laundry room. Just pick one extra ... Mon, 11 Jan 2016 09:06:06 EST 13+ Budget-Friendly Ways to Work Out at Home http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12012x1168x63388875 13+ Budget-Friendly Ways to Work Out at Home <BR> <BR> By: Jen Mueller, SparkPeople Blogger <BR> <BR> I remember the days when I had time to drive to the gym for a workout multiple times a week. Now as a busy mother of four, those days long gone! However, that doesn't mean my fitness level has to suffer. I'm still able to squeeze in a good workout in the morning before the rest of my family wakes up. By investing in a few key pieces of equipment, I've been able to create quality, low-c... Sun, 10 Jan 2016 08:23:03 EST Common Foods That Could Be Hurting Your Belly http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12012x1168x63380498 Common Foods That Could Be Hurting Your Belly <BR> <BR> By Robin Donovan, Health Writer <BR> <BR> What You Need to Know about Fiber <BR> It can be as frustrating as it is familiar: the achy tightness in your abdomen after you eat, or the sharp pain, bloating and distension you feel after a large meal--or any meal. With so many foods now composed of a multitude of ingredients, it can be tricky to figure out which foods are helping and which are hurting. <BR> <BR> Any food that causes a p... Sat, 9 Jan 2016 08:05:48 EST How Often Should I Replace my Running Shoes? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12012x1168x63372515 How Often Should I Replace my Running Shoes? <BR> <BR> By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger, – Andrew S., SparkPeople Contributor <BR> <BR> <BR> Running shoes cushion feet during jogging and other high-impact exercises, keeping them comfortable while also preventing injury. Fail to replace shoes when they get too old, and you expose yourself to unnecessary risk. Thankfully, there are a variety of methods you can use to determine whether it's time to hit up the local sporting goods store. <BR> Me... Fri, 8 Jan 2016 08:17:50 EST New http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1168x63369019 Hello all! My name is Lina. I work in the evenings and spend my days with my soon to be 2 year old. I have recently been photographed and I did not like what I saw. I am wanting to be at a healthy weight. I am looking forward to talking with all of yall. Thu, 7 Jan 2016 20:01:36 EST 12 of the Worst Restaurant Foods in 2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12012x1168x63367357 12 of the Worst Restaurant Foods in 2015 <BR> <BR> Whether you're road-tripping, heading out for date night or just need a break from dirty dishes, there are bound to be times when a restaurant meal is in order. As long as you avoid the fast food and opt for a full-service restaurant, you should be okay, right? Not always. You may be surprised to learn that many of the dishes highest in calories and fat are served up at sit-down eateries instead of drive-thrus, according to a University of T... Thu, 7 Jan 2016 16:06:34 EST 10 Fitness Items to Splurge and Save On... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12012x1168x63355512 10 Fitness Items to Splurge and Save On <BR> Tips to Save on Workout Accessories <BR> -- By Jennipher Walters, Certified Personal Trainer and Fitness Instructor <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Getting fit can be a pricey endeavor. From having the proper footwear to the right sweat-wicking apparel to the gadgets, gizmos and equipment that promise to help get you to your fittest and healthiest, you can spend a small fortune on working out. But—and this is a big but—you don't have to! Whether you're t... Wed, 6 Jan 2016 09:05:00 EST What Causes Insomnia..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12012x1168x63355447 What Causes Insomnia? <BR> Learn Which Risk Factors You Can Control <BR> -- By Liza Barnes &amp; Nicole Nichols, Health Educators <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Most people have experienced sleep problems at one time or another, but what causes insomnia is very individual. There are actually two different forms of insomnia—secondary (when insomnia occurs as a symptom or side effect of something else) and primary (when insomnia is a disorder in itself, not occurring as the side effect of another co... Wed, 6 Jan 2016 09:00:25 EST Allergy- Proofing Your Home.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12012x1168x63355330 Allergy-Proofing Your Home <BR> Reduce Dust Mites, Dander, Mold and Pollen <BR> <BR> By Leanne Beattie, Health &amp; Fitness Writer <BR> <BR> <BR> Allergic reactions to everyday substance in the home can make life uncomfortable, no matter how much medication you take. Avoiding known allergens and making your home as allergen-free as possible can help minimize your symptoms and increase your quality of life. While no home can ever be 100% allergen-free, with the right steps you can reduce y... Wed, 6 Jan 2016 08:49:10 EST DECLUTTER 101..Staying Clutter-Free http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12012x1168x63333048 Declutter 101: Staying Clutter-Free <BR> <BR> By Cynthia Ewer, Author of <BR> Complete Idiot's Guide to Getting Organized <BR> <BR> <BR> There's a bedrock belief among the clutter-afflicted that if they could only get rid of all the clutter, just once, the clutter problem could be solved. <BR> <BR> It's not quite so simple. True, it's easier to maintain a decluttered environment than it is to achieve it, but there's more to the problem than the mere absence or presence of clutter. <BR... Sun, 3 Jan 2016 21:31:11 EST Decluttering guilt....5 Reasons to let it go! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12012x1168x63333000 <BR> Decluttering guilt – 5 reasons to let it go! <BR> <BR> By Chrissy Halton in Declutter on Sep 5, 2012 <BR> <BR> William Morris famously said “Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.” but how many of us actually adhere to this, very sensible rule? <BR> <BR> Not many! <BR> <BR> We all have items in our house that we feel we should / we need / we ought to keep – for many different reasons. <BR> <BR> But are they actually helping you e... Sun, 3 Jan 2016 21:26:39 EST 31 Days to DeClutter Your Home http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12012x1168x63332925 Before you dive head first into that clutter packed space let’s go over some purging rules to keep in mind. <BR> <BR> Rules <BR> <BR> One year rule <BR> <BR> If you haven’t worn it/used it/looked at it in a year, get it out of your house. <BR> <BR> Broken beyond repair <BR> <BR> It’s broken, it’s busted, it’s a goner. Get it gone. <BR> <BR> Not even yours <BR> <BR> This is the worst type of clutter – you don’t even own it! Give it back to the person who does. <BR> <BR> Guilt <BR> ... Sun, 3 Jan 2016 21:18:40 EST Been a member since 2006 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1168x63320049 I've been a member of Sparks since 2006 and am learning to be better organized at home. I have a semi-permanent Hot Spot List where I keep a generic to do list by dates, and I can check them off. <BR> <BR> I am looking forward to begin having invited guests again, I think. <BR> <BR> I look forward to learning about other members. <BR> <BR> Best to you! Sat, 2 Jan 2016 13:50:56 EST 2016 Hot Spot List of To Do Things http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1168x63319860 Hi, <BR> <BR> I started reading about home organization books when there was very few of them about. The one that I remember the most was written by two sisters named Pam and Peggy who used three by five cards. I could never use the cards, just too much to organize, but when Flylady came along, I joined that website and I took the 30 day challenges and organized them into a list in a converted teacher grade book, and that is what I've used. I have been in and out of several home organizati... Sat, 2 Jan 2016 13:26:19 EST FOCUS ZONE THIS WEEK...J an.3-9th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1168x63318654 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5ba08ded-685e-41db-97f7-f0198508b0b9.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Our FLY Spot this week is in our Dining Room. Walk into your Dining Room. What is the first thing you see? What catches your eye first? Is it beautiful flowers on the table? Or a pile of newspapers stacked in a chair? Maybe a picture hanging on the wall that’s been there for 30 years? If what you saw first made you happy and brought a smile to your face, then your FLY Spot is easy! Take a m... Sat, 2 Jan 2016 11:11:30 EST Share Your Success Here ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1168x63274590 I will begin by saying quite happily, I became diligent about tracking my food ..... <em>4</em> <BR> My rule is: If I 'Smack It-I Track It." ..... <em>212</em> <BR> So ...... Today I weighed and since Saturday, I lost 1.2 pounds! (my scales would not budge til then ...... or was it ME forgetting to track something? ...... <em>246</em> <BR> Excited to hear about yours ........ Sun, 27 Dec 2015 17:03:05 EST GAME PLAN FOR SUNDAY...We Can Do This http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1168x63271127 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/87ea62d0-54f8-4fcb-95f8-8111492076cd.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Daily Focus Sunday <BR> <BR> Renew Your Spirit <BR> <BR> Each Sunday is the day to Renew Your Spirit. This is a day to take time for yourself and build YOU up with your favorite things. If you don’t Renew Your Spirit, you can’t renew the spirit of others. Here are some great ideas: <BR> <BR> A movie at the local theater <BR> A walk in the park <BR> Curl up with a good book <BR... Sun, 27 Dec 2015 08:52:40 EST GAME PLAN FOR SATURDAY....We CAN DO this!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1168x63264396 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d1fe8e41-4ebc-4c91-baab-c79d53d2cfa9.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/74eb256f-35a0-4903-8da9-c844fbad5bb0.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Saturday <BR> <BR> Family fun Day <BR> <BR> Saturday is especially fun because it’s the day we have Family Fun Time! This a special time just for you and your loved ones to spend time renewing your relationships with each other. Your week has been busy and time has been limite... Sat, 26 Dec 2015 06:22:32 EST GAME PLAN FOR FRIDAY....We CAN DO this!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1168x63260000 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/58403360-aeca-42a9-99e4-9f0ff1964818.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5952368b-429c-4db6-87de-871d48598ce0.jpg"> my sparking friends. <BR> <BR> I will post the Mission Plan and Daily Plan for today but totally understand If you choose not to do it today. Take time to enjoy your day without stress or worries. <BR> <BR> <BR> Friday Mission Plan <BR> <BR> Today is the day to get rid of the dust i... Fri, 25 Dec 2015 07:34:49 EST GAME PLAN FOR THURSDAY....We CAN DO this!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1168x63254907 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/07c26fd9-a970-4ca4-9231-d7be268ad8ef.jpg"> GOOD MORNING FLYbabies...taking those baby steps to success. <BR> <BR> Thursday Mission: <BR> <BR> <BR> It is time to fling some socks and pantyhose today. You know that drawer that is full of old pantyhose and mismatched socks that you have held on to for reasons you don't even know. It is time to go through and toss. Be good to yourself and let go of these things that are cluttering up your bedr... Thu, 24 Dec 2015 08:30:39 EST GAME PLAN FOR WEDNESDA Y.....We CAN DO this!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1168x63248006 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1b135562-74c8-458f-a193-4ac15c00d93d.jpg"> GOOD MORNING FLYbabies...taking those baby steps to success. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Wednesday Mission: <BR> <BR> <BR> Today I want you to spend 15 minutes getting rid of anything that does not belong in your bedroom. Things that have gotten thrown in a corner, on a chair or even the floor. The things that you almost don't even see because they have just become part of the room, get it out! If it doe... Wed, 23 Dec 2015 06:37:45 EST