SparkPeople **Positive Sparkers** Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=12520 A positive attitude has been demonstrated to have a correlation with successful healthy living. Surround yourself with positive thinking, those who exude positivity, & find your journey a bit easier. SparkPeople **Positive Sparkers** Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=12520 Happy Birthday, Dazzeedoo (7/21)! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x58595894 <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:22:49 EST Giving the Team Points? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12520x58537256 I used to be able to give the team points daily by clicking on the red banner flag on my start page but today there's ads where the banner used to be. Does anyone know if they stopped with giving team points? thanks! <BR> <BR> that's ok...I found it under ''spark America team bonus points' Tue, 15 Jul 2014 06:10:05 EST Happy Birthday, Elaine & Stacy (Both 7/17)! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x58536858 <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 03:17:14 EST Newbie Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x58472273 Hopefully, I posted this were it needs to be...learning better navigation @ Spark People everyday :-) <BR> <BR> I'm 45, have two sons at home, full time caregiver & love being around positive people. Will add more to my start page as I go along. Look forward to getting to know the group :-) Tue, 8 Jul 2014 20:20:38 EST Happy Birthday, Crystal (Photo_M om_1984) (7/5) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x58424169 <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Fri, 4 Jul 2014 01:26:50 EST Happy Birthday TLCFME (7/3)! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x58414155 <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Thu, 3 Jul 2014 05:23:21 EST Hurrah a positive Team...I'm so stoked to find you http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x58407877 Hello everyone. My name is Heather Ferdinand and I live in Nova Scotia Canada with my hubby of 28 years and my son Tristan who is 19 years old. My daughter Kailee is 24, married to a great guy Graham and they my first adorable grandson Jaxson who is 7 months old and just the thought of him, brings a smile to my lips. My other son is brandon who is 23 and lives close to us as well. I've been on spark for a very long time. I reached goal back in 2009 however the hotel I managed burned down... Wed, 2 Jul 2014 13:27:57 EST Happy Birthday, Christina (7/2)! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x58401999 <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Wed, 2 Jul 2014 00:20:53 EST Happy Birthday, Leyette (6/28) & Debra (6/30)! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x58360381 <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Sat, 28 Jun 2014 01:15:10 EST Happy Birthday Susan (6/27)! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x58349860 <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 00:24:55 EST Happy Birthday, Rosie (6/22)! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x58306383 <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Sun, 22 Jun 2014 23:51:57 EST Happy Birthday, Leanne (6/22)! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x58297097 <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Sun, 22 Jun 2014 03:58:58 EST A summer puzzle http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=410x12520x58291546 <link>www.jigzone.com/puzzles/26055D4CA9FB </link> Sat, 21 Jun 2014 13:57:53 EST Happy Bithday, Kati (6/19)! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x58243586 <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 05:24:17 EST Happy Birthday, Sandy (June 13)! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x58212267 <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Sat, 14 Jun 2014 01:09:25 EST Positively! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x58184403 I am new to this team. <BR> <BR> I reached a healthy weight in 2009, but got derailed. Now I am back on SP because the tracking features and community spirit on this site are outstanding! <BR> <BR> Recently, I dropped off some Freecycle stuff to someone who was trying to figure out her fitness plan, and she remarked, "Are you always this enthusiastic?" "Yes!" replied DH. Yes, indeed. I remember when I cheered at the loss of my 2nd chin and the re-discovery of my waist. I celebrate eve... Wed, 11 Jun 2014 13:43:51 EST Happy Birthday Vanessa! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x58156950 <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Mon, 9 Jun 2014 04:35:01 EST Take it or leave it? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=410x12520x58142486 Easy game. Just tell us something (could be anything). The next person will say take it or leave it, then name something new for the next person to decide on. How far can we take it? <BR> <BR> Picnics. <BR> Sat, 7 Jun 2014 17:43:04 EST I am an eternal optiist... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x58130980 ...and it drives my husband nuts! As far as I am concerned there is a positive spin to everything! This sounds like a team made for me. <BR> <BR> My name is Jaynee and I am the married mother of 3 and grandmother of 4. I am a men's health advocate working as a Prostate Cancer Program Manager. I was in nursing for 30 years, taught school for 3 years, owned my own business and ran for the US House of Representative (twice). I was born and raised in Michigan and after being widowed in 2003, me... Fri, 6 Jun 2014 13:07:00 EST Happy Birthday to Godzleadinglady and Katie! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x58114936 <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Thu, 5 Jun 2014 04:21:15 EST Happy Birthday, Karen (6/2)! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x58090893 <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Tue, 3 Jun 2014 00:28:35 EST Happy Birthday, Peggy (5/31)! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x58055842 <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Fri, 30 May 2014 23:45:17 EST Happy Belated Birthday, Becca! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x58034516 <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Thu, 29 May 2014 03:15:39 EST Late Night Snacks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=394x12520x57972239 Any recommendations on good/healthy late night snacks? I love popcorn and chips, and I love dips too! But I'm trying to not each too much of those. <BR> <BR> Thanks! Fri, 23 May 2014 10:51:08 EST Happy Birthday, Lorraine (4/29)! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x57671280 <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 00:35:16 EST Happy belated birthday Sweetpea1954! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x57671274 <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 00:34:13 EST Happy Birthday, Joyseeker24! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x57636270 <em>383</em> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 23:42:46 EST positive this time http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x57609669 I have spent along time in and out of counseling. One thing that I have needed to work on is boundaries. As I have worked in these areas in my life, I came to understand that part of my problem much to my disappointment was my own lack of boundaries with myself.. As I have continued to work on these areas in my life. I came to understand until I face facts about why I have extra weight on and why I lose it and gain it back a dozen times. That I could never fully keep it off. so for two years ... Tue, 22 Apr 2014 21:55:51 EST Happy Birthday, Danielle (4/17/14)! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x57516342 <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:17:43 EST Happy Birthday, Carolyn! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x57455602 <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 00:10:14 EST intro;-) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x57408659 Hi, <BR> <BR> My name is Callie and I have 50 lbs to lose. I am off to a great start with SP. <BR> <BR> I like the official SP challenges. SP Official Healthy Cooking Challenge and SP Official 'Eat Up, Slim Down' Challenge <BR> <BR> Here are the changes I have made so far: <BR> 1. Planning meals now <BR> 2. Drinking 2.2 L of H2O per day <BR> 3. Keeping fruit in bowls throughout my house <BR> Lastly, Tracking my food calories with (wow....lots of work there, but gotta do it!) ... Sun, 6 Apr 2014 13:49:41 EST Happy Birthday, Strawberrylass (4/6)! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x57390582 <em>383</em> <em>244</em> Sat, 5 Apr 2014 00:07:35 EST Starting over... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x57370527 Hi All, <BR> <BR> I'm back.:) I had moderate success with weight loss a couple years ago with the help of this website. I started at 206 and went down to 172. My goal weight was 154. I lost focus after beginning a new relationship (which eventually led to marriage in July of 2012). It's kind of been downhill ever since. I crept back up to 206 which seems to be where my body says enough is enough! This is the point where I can only fit a few articles of clothing in my wardrobe and I'... Thu, 3 Apr 2014 10:39:58 EST Starting over... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x57369929 Hi All, <BR> <BR> I'm back.:) I had moderate success with weight loss a couple years ago with the help of this website. I started at 206 and went down to 172. My goal weight was 154. I lost focus after beginning a new relationship (which eventually led to marriage in July of 2012). It's kind of been downhill ever since. I crept back up to 206 which seems to be where my body says enough is enough! This is the point where I can only fit a few articles of clothing in my wardrobe and I'... Thu, 3 Apr 2014 09:58:08 EST Starting over... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x57369341 Hi All, <BR> <BR> I'm back.:) I had moderate success with weight loss a couple years ago with the help of this website. I started at 206 and went down to 172. My goal weight was 154. I lost focus after beginning a new relationship (which eventually led to marriage in July of 2012). It's kind of been downhill ever since. I crept back up to 206 which seems to be where my body says enough is enough! This is the point where I can only fit a few articles of clothing in my wardrobe and I'... Thu, 3 Apr 2014 09:18:42 EST Happy Belated Birthday, Fit4HzGlory! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x57365972 <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Thu, 3 Apr 2014 00:32:22 EST Happy birthday, Onicam (4/3/14)! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x57365967 <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Thu, 3 Apr 2014 00:31:39 EST Hi everyone! I'm new to this group!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x57310038 I'm Cheri and I am looking for a group such as this with an upbeat and uplifting attitude! I am co team leader of a not very active group and my goals in life are to be positive as much as possible! I believe in the law of attraction, as like attracts like and the universe brings you what you are thinking whether it be negative or positive, so I choose positive and help steer others in that direction when life gets tough. Many lessons are learned through bad times, and there is light at the e... Sat, 29 Mar 2014 21:08:11 EST Happy Birthday, Rain! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x57301441 <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Sat, 29 Mar 2014 03:30:48 EST Happy Birthday, Shirley! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x57238830 <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 02:42:51 EST Happy Birthday, Marcia & Sue! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x57226259 <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Sat, 22 Mar 2014 23:10:10 EST A puzzle for spring http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=410x12520x57220165 <link>www.jigzone.com/puzzles/03055D55567A </link> Sat, 22 Mar 2014 12:10:15 EST What Genre of Music gets you MOVIN'? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12520x57216160 Hi all! Hey, I've had a fantastic week and topped it off with a surprise treat. I discovered classic blues, Hugh Laurie( remember him, Dr. House?) style. Here's a treat to get you up and movin today and everyday! <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHryNmhNyhE </link> <BR> <BR> Let's Share LIFE - <BR> <BR> Tonya Heathco <BR> National Seizure Disorders Foundation <BR> <link>nsdf.us </link> Sat, 22 Mar 2014 00:44:09 EST Happy Birthday, Sparklepie (3/20)! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x57179783 <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Happy Birthday tomorrow! Wed, 19 Mar 2014 00:14:47 EST Happy Birthday, Gloria & Robin! (3/19) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x57179776 <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 00:13:53 EST Happy Birthday, Jennifer! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x57154169 <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 00:09:04 EST Happy Birthday, Cathy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x57094311 <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 00:00:48 EST Saturday Silliness 3/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=410x12520x57050356 How's your weather today? <BR> <BR> What's your favorite thing about spring? <BR> <BR> Do you have problems when the clocks change? <BR> <BR> When was the last time you laughed out loud? <BR> <BR> What's your favorite song? Feel free to share link to video, if available. Sat, 8 Mar 2014 10:50:34 EST Happy Birthday, Sue! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x57009025 <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Tue, 4 Mar 2014 23:24:32 EST Happy Birthday, Mary (LadyIrish317) and Kelly! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x57008925 <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> I hope you ladies had a wonderful birthday! God bless! Tue, 4 Mar 2014 23:16:58 EST Hi! Let me introduce myself! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x56987020 My name is Mary, I have been with spark since September, 2013. I have been trying to become a more positive person. I stumbled across your team hoping to make it my team. It feels much happier being positive. I have alot of weight to lose - both physically and mentally. I really feel **Positive Sparkers** can help me on my way. Thank you! Mon, 3 Mar 2014 10:49:59 EST Happy Birthday, ShamrockY2K! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x56982173 Have a wonderful birthday! You are such an asset to our team! God Bless! <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Mon, 3 Mar 2014 00:14:24 EST Happy Birthday, Josie! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x56956756 <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Sat, 1 Mar 2014 00:09:06 EST Happy Birthday, Kelley! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x56943385 <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 00:03:57 EST Favorite Olympic Events http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=394x12520x56904889 I liked figure skating and snowboarding. Tue, 25 Feb 2014 00:46:35 EST Happy Birthday, Deb (Today) & BarabooDan1 (2/27) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x56904862 <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 00:42:09 EST Happy Birthday, Sandy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x56878969 <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Sun, 23 Feb 2014 00:05:02 EST Happy Birthday, Laurene (2/20)! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x56829028 <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 00:09:00 EST Happy Birthday, Disappearing1 (2/19)! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x56829022 <em>383</em> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 00:08:09 EST New to the team! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x56809766 Hi I'm Stephanie. I'm new here! I've been trying to incorporate positivity into my daily life and when I saw this team I felt like it was a good one for me! I can't wait to get to know everyone! <em>30</em> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 14:48:47 EST A Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x56809199 I'm 60 years old and live in southwest Montana. As a private pilot, it is important that I be fit so I can keep on flying. I'd like to lose weight, but I'm more interested in getting fit so I can make a major hike this summer. I'm looking forward to emphasizing the positive with other like-minded folks. Mon, 17 Feb 2014 13:55:25 EST I'm new! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x56806512 Hi! So glad to find this team. I Always feel better when I focus on the positive! Mon, 17 Feb 2014 10:20:07 EST Happy Birthday, Chaliceflower! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x56790974 <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Sun, 16 Feb 2014 00:19:28 EST New to Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x56777980 <em>524</em> I'm Marsha, and I saw this team on HEALTHY-V's SparkPage. While we all encourage each other on all teams, just the word "positive" caught me. It's not always easy to be happy and/or positive, but I believe I tend to pick up the mood of those I'm around...so a "positive" team sounds like a good place to be! <BR> <BR> <em>26</em> Hope everyone has had a wonderful Valentine's Day. Fri, 14 Feb 2014 20:46:26 EST New to the group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x56741402 Hi there :) <BR> <BR> I was searching for some active spark groups to be a part of and this seemed positively perfect ;). My name is Danielle and ive been on spark for a few years and have gained and lost the same weight over and over but this time itll be gone for good :) Tue, 11 Feb 2014 22:10:13 EST Happy Birthday, Happy1049! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x56729850 Hope it was very happy! <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 00:34:36 EST Happy Birthday, Edwards1411 & Martha! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x56691218 Happy Birthday! <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Sat, 8 Feb 2014 00:07:58 EST Getting exercise with the Olympics http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=394x12520x56679409 Doing jumping jacks during the Olympic events <BR> <BR> My hope is to come up with ideas for exercises during the Olympics events. You can exercise while you watch or during the commercial breaks. I don't know about you, but it is tempting to just to watch and not get all of my exercise in for the week. Feel free to come up with an exercise or two and add it to the list. Take care! Fri, 7 Feb 2014 03:15:12 EST Introducing Myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x56657442 I've been sparking on and off for a while and I am back after a long long long vacation. New issues with health including Blood Pressure and Diabeties. I was losing weight and now I am not so I am working on all that. I like to be the most positive person around and so this seems like a good place for me to hang with all you positive people. Wed, 5 Feb 2014 11:20:29 EST Happy Birthday, NanaDee44! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x56610307 <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Have a good one! Sun, 2 Feb 2014 00:05:06 EST Hello, Positive Sparkers! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x56551948 Glad to know there's a whole group of sparkly positive folks out there! :) <BR> <BR> I'm brand new to the whole Spark People thing, and I'm looking forward to finding new tips, tricks and tools to stay on the healthy bandwagon! <BR> <BR> Hope everyone is having a fabulous day! Tue, 28 Jan 2014 16:47:44 EST Positively glad to be here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x56545353 Hi there, <BR> <BR> I'm not a person who always looks on the bright side but it helps if I remind myself that I do a lot more right than I do wrong and read that other people are the same way. <BR> <BR> I love the phrase I read a few months ago: Work hard on yourself, don't be hard on yourself. I try to do that--sometimes I do one and not the other. <BR> <BR> I know that a positive mindset is more likely to help me get to where I am going, so I do my best to remind myself that I don't ha... Tue, 28 Jan 2014 07:44:42 EST Happy Birthday, Trish! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x56517282 <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Sun, 26 Jan 2014 01:52:50 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x56359319 <em>67</em> Excited to join a "positive" Sparkteam! My attitude is in a great place so in order to continue with a positive, healthy, lifestyle I want to surround myself with positive, uplifting, people! Can't wait to be a part of this team. <em>335</em> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 11:29:24 EST New Here...From Missouri http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x56333071 Afternoon everyone. Just joined your "positive" Team and am looking forward to getting to know everyone. I'm 59, down 28 pounds and have 21 to go. I have 12 grandchildren which are the lights of my life and I'm so thankful I've lost some weight and can now "keep up" with them! We live on Lake of the Ozarks (but are currently in Tucson, AZ for the winter), love to swim and fish and I am in love with my yard, flower and vegetable gardens! I grow organic and we eat from the garden from abou... Sun, 12 Jan 2014 16:20:05 EST Happy Birthday, Brenda (1/13)! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x56312048 <em>383</em> <em>244</em> Sat, 11 Jan 2014 00:04:06 EST Happy Birthday, Sunnydeja! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x56284067 <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Thu, 9 Jan 2014 03:29:17 EST Happy Belated Birthday Pamela! (1/6) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x56268302 Happy Belated birthday! Keep on partying! Wed, 8 Jan 2014 00:16:03 EST Likin' the Sound Of The Name Of the Team! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x56231474 Good Evening Sparkers. I am not new to Sparkpeople, but new to this Team. I like the name "Positive Sparkers." I hope you don't mind if I chime in with you all from time to time. I try to keep a positive disposition. I am horrible at conflict, so staying positive works for me! <BR> <BR> My name is "Charley"; 55 year old female from Michigan. I am back into Sparkpeople to drop about twenty pounds and to get a whole new dedication to toning my body. <BR> <BR> I am very social and although I m... Sun, 5 Jan 2014 17:55:33 EST Negative thinking vs. positive http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=394x12520x56191239 Negative thinking causes changes in neurotransmitters and hormones, and impacts the health of the heart, immune system, brain, endocrine system, and digestion, as well as a person's overall risk of mortality. The average person has around 7,500 negative thoughts a day. <BR> <BR> Worrying is thinking the worst will happen. 90% of our worries never occur. Unless you are looking for solutions, worrying can be a waste of time. Angry thoughts / unforgiveness does not make us happy now. Our anger... Fri, 3 Jan 2014 00:41:17 EST Dove Chocolate Quotes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=394x12520x56175171 "Discover yourself. Find your passions. Believe in yourself. Make a list of your dreams. Set out there and make your dreams happen. Be fearless. Make "someday" today. (Not Dove chocolate) - Never say "Can't - Phil. 4:13 - I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. (Sometimes looking through a list of college classes will inspire you to try something new or even take a course or two.) Have a happy new year! Thu, 2 Jan 2014 01:09:27 EST Happy Birthday, FitnessRemix (12/31)! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x56133524 Happy Birthday & Have a happy new year! <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Mon, 30 Dec 2013 02:20:22 EST Happy Birthday, Kathy & KPace7 ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x56120649 <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Have a good one! Sun, 29 Dec 2013 01:28:46 EST Happy Birthday, Anna! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x56109886 <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Sat, 28 Dec 2013 00:15:08 EST Happy Holidays!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12520x56069587 <em>446</em> <em>445</em> <em>446</em> <em>445</em> <em>446</em> <em>445</em> <em>446</em> <em>445</em> <em>446</em> <BR> <BR> It came without ribbons. <BR> It came without tags. <BR> It came without packages, boxes or bags ... <BR> Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before. <BR> "Maybe Christmas," he thought, "doesn't come from a store. <BR> Maybe Christmas ... perhaps ... means a little bit more! <BR> ~ Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas! <BR> <BR> May you h... Mon, 23 Dec 2013 11:23:53 EST Happy Birthday Indygirl (Beth)! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x56027857 <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Your weight loss journey is an inspiration to others. Thu, 19 Dec 2013 01:16:30 EST Happy Birthday, Sarah (12/16)! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x55963960 <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 00:30:38 EST New To Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x55958367 Hello There, <BR> <BR> I just joined your team today. Although I have been Sparking all year, I just found you! And I'm so glad; I knew you were out there:) I'm from California, I love to be outdoors in the sunny weather, and my focus is on making moderate changes that support my long term goals. <BR> <em>67</em> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 14:08:39 EST Happy Birthday, Self_Respect! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x55952563 <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 00:49:37 EST Happy Birthday Holly (12/10)! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x55915534 <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Sun, 8 Dec 2013 23:55:08 EST Happy Birthday, Debbie! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x55904107 <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Sun, 8 Dec 2013 00:10:27 EST Happy Birthday on December 5, Carol! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x55845905 <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Tue, 3 Dec 2013 00:00:15 EST Happy birthday, Shirley (11/28)! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x55781141 <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 00:23:22 EST Happy Birthday, Heidi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x55769625 <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 00:32:36 EST A Thanksgiving puzzle http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=410x12520x55739415 <link>www.jigzone.com/puzzles/BD055D4CBB82 </link> Sat, 23 Nov 2013 10:38:08 EST New member from Washington State http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x55719683 I joined this team today because I find it incredibly worthwhile to participate in groups with positive energy. I run a small local (face to face) group in which we go over goals and achievements, and I thought it would be nice to supplement it with a new online group of folks as well. Thu, 21 Nov 2013 16:37:57 EST Favorite Holiday food / recipes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=394x12520x55688049 Everybody seems to have a favorite dish or recipe. Please feel free to include a recipe for others to try. Tue, 19 Nov 2013 00:20:44 EST Friends I Need your Help! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12520x55683917 I just learned that my great nephew Nathan (1 yr old) is in the hospital fighting for life with Asthma and Pneumonia. Little Nathan just turned 1 on November 9th, 2013. So please send positive thoughts and/or prayers for him. Thank-you. <BR> <BR> Donna Mon, 18 Nov 2013 18:18:42 EST Happy Birthday, DreamScheme! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x55616440 <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 00:15:09 EST Happy Birthday, tomorrow, Losen4sizes! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x55591112 <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 00:13:04 EST Happy Birthday, Jenny! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x55591107 <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 00:12:09 EST Happy Birthday Thursday, Sara! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x55520245 <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Mon, 4 Nov 2013 23:37:11 EST Happy belated birthday, Quanyin1! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x55483145 <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Sat, 2 Nov 2013 01:06:37 EST Happy Belated birthday, Deidre! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x55407522 <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Sun, 27 Oct 2013 00:08:19 EST A Halloween puzzle http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=410x12520x55399733 <link>www.jigzone.com/puzzles/7E055D4CA2D8 </link> Sat, 26 Oct 2013 09:52:39 EST Happy Birthday Saturday, Myrtly! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x55385390 <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Never too early to start to celebrate! Fri, 25 Oct 2013 00:00:03 EST Happy Birthday, Cathy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x55348484 <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 02:10:33 EST Happy Birthday, Becky Liz! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x55280155 <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 00:32:41 EST Saturday Silliness 10/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=410x12520x55236880 What's your favorite thing about fall? <BR> <BR> Do you have any hobbies? If so, what? <BR> <BR> Who's the last person you talked to on the phone? <BR> <BR> Are you going to decorate for Halloween? <BR> <BR> What's your favorite fall fruit/veggie? Sat, 12 Oct 2013 11:21:18 EST Happy Birthday Jen & Teresa! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x55233403 <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Sat, 12 Oct 2013 01:03:11 EST Happy Birthday, Melissa! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x55156987 <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Sun, 6 Oct 2013 00:08:07 EST Overweight News Anchor Responds to Bully's Email http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12520x55116775 Overweight News Anchor Responds to Bully's Email. Must See! <em>272</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.upworthy.com/bully-calls-news-an<BR>chor-fat-news-anchor-destroys-him-on-l<BR>ive-tv?c=upw1 </link> Wed, 2 Oct 2013 17:49:05 EST My Birthday is Oct. 4th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x55108002 I try to wish others a happy birthday, if you would like to do the same for me, leave a message here. Thanks! -Deborah-Sims Wed, 2 Oct 2013 00:30:39 EST Happy Birthday, Kathryn! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x55107986 <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> I hope your birthday is today. It says it is the 13th, but it is in the space fyou would put it if it was the third. I rather be early then late. Wed, 2 Oct 2013 00:28:53 EST Happy Birthday, Cindy and Tricia! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x55094467 <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Tue, 1 Oct 2013 00:01:10 EST Happy Birthdat Saturday, Mrs*Radish! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x55048233 Happy Birthday, Lainie! Fri, 27 Sep 2013 00:36:43 EST Happy belated birthday, Gailwinds1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x55012625 <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 01:31:36 EST Happy Birthday, Liveligh tenfree! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x54967121 <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 01:58:54 EST Happy Birthday, Glenzetta & Tracy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x54895798 <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Sat, 14 Sep 2013 04:53:12 EST Happy Birthday Wednesday, Amanda! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x54747667 I will be off the computer for the next two days, so you get an early wish for a happy birthday! <BR> <em>383</em> Mon, 2 Sep 2013 04:25:19 EST Happy birthday Tuesday, Beth! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x54747661 I will be off the computer for the next two days, so you get an early wish for a happy birthday! <BR> <em>383</em> Mon, 2 Sep 2013 04:24:27 EST Happy Birthday, Angela and Chrissi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x54711925 <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 00:18:55 EST Happy belated birthday, Beth! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x54711918 <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 00:17:52 EST Happy Birthday, Stephanie (Sunday)! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x54638512 <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Sat, 24 Aug 2013 00:34:28 EST Happy Birthday, Kris! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x54563289 <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Sun, 18 Aug 2013 00:40:30 EST Happy Birthday, Jessie! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x54552880 <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Sat, 17 Aug 2013 02:13:49 EST Happy Birthday Smiley and Jakkii! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x54540887 <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 00:33:38 EST Happy Birthday Annie! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x54540883 <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 00:32:36 EST Happy Birthday, Maria and Jenny! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x54502934 <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 00:33:09 EST Happy Birthday, Lbryson26 & Linda! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x54488995 <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Mon, 12 Aug 2013 00:10:18 EST "U" turn http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=410x12520x54482533 We're looking for words that start with the letter "u." <BR> <BR> ultimate Sun, 11 Aug 2013 13:56:25 EST Happy Birthday, Angie! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x54465905 <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Sat, 10 Aug 2013 01:31:02 EST Grocery shopping questions for all http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=410x12520x54414101 I have a few questions for everyone: <BR> <BR> Do you enjoy grocery shopping? <BR> Do you shop at more than one grocery store a week? <BR> Do you use the internet to pull up the stores weekly ads? Tue, 6 Aug 2013 01:15:40 EST New to the team :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x54405695 Hi, I'm new to the team and so excited to find one like this! Obviously there's ups and downs in life, but my return to weight-loss has been such a huge up for me this time I'm hoping to keep the happiness going for as long as possible. I've found a class I love, it's kicking my butt in such a good way, and gets more do-able each time, and I'm finally enjoying grocery shopping - doing it with a goal in mind makes it so much easier! Mon, 5 Aug 2013 11:53:36 EST Happy Birthday, Ilene Rachel! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x54387281 <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Sun, 4 Aug 2013 00:46:22 EST August puzzle http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=410x12520x54380301 <link>www.jigzone.com/puzzles/F9055D53929D<BR>?z=1 </link> Sat, 3 Aug 2013 12:00:21 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x54364009 I am a busy wife and mother and have some chronic health conditions that have been getting in the way but I am looking to stay positive and to set daily goals for myself. Daily goals would help me focus on what I can do each day instead of what I can't. I am setting myself up for success with help from you positive sparkers, blogging and connecting with others who have similar obstacles. This year ran 2 5k's but have not been able to keep up my intensity of exercise due to my health issues... Fri, 2 Aug 2013 07:09:03 EST Happy Birthday, Lioness81! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x54348029 <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Wed, 31 Jul 2013 23:59:51 EST Just joined the team! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x54312733 Hi my name is Laura and this team really caught my eye! <BR> Sounds just like the thing I need the most right now, positive people! <BR> So glad to have found you! <em>30</em> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 11:24:04 EST Saturday Silliness 7/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=410x12520x54290952 What's your favorite ice cream flavor? <BR> <BR> What time do you usually go to bed at night? <BR> <BR> What's the last book you read? <BR> <BR> What high school did you attend? <BR> <BR> Do you like to shop online? Sat, 27 Jul 2013 16:15:02 EST Happy Birthday, Dazzeedoo! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x54206761 <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Sun, 21 Jul 2013 01:13:48 EST Hi!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x54186693 Just a quick introduction. My name is Carrie and I definitely believe in the power of positive thinking, though it's not always easy to stay positive, but I do try. I thought joining a team of those who believe in it as well would be good for me. <BR> <BR> Looking forward to chatting! <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 09:24:56 EST On "Anything Goes" - Should I? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12520x54179684 Just when I think I've got it under control, the little craver pops back. It's been a great week because I had no cravings...until today. I was getting too smug, I guess. The battle rages on.... <BR> should I? Should I have just one bite of the food that caused my weight gain? HELP! <BR> <BR> Kae <BR> <BR> <em>46</em> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 18:05:43 EST Happy Birthday, Elaine & Stacy_of_Oregon (Wed.)! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x54144820 <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 01:20:40 EST New to Sparkpeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x54101146 I'm constantly swimming uphill to remain positive. Your posts are encouraging and help me stay on track. I'd love to add positive posts too. <BR> I believe every bit of positive energy added to the Globe is a Good action. ((( ))) Fri, 12 Jul 2013 13:33:59 EST Learning to Be Positive: An Introduction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x54090291 Hello! <BR> <BR> My name is Stephanie, and I teach 2 and 3 year-olds at a private preschool. My life goal is to become a Special Educator certified to teach those with severe and profound disabilities. My other goals include: lose 60+ pounds in a year, start graduate school, and eventually meet my husband and have a family. I look forward to 'meeting' you! <em>214</em> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 17:30:04 EST Happy Birthday, Photo_Mom_1984! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x54007205 <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Fri, 5 Jul 2013 04:01:14 EST Happy Birthday, Ticfme! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x53982733 <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Wed, 3 Jul 2013 02:49:34 EST Happy Birthday, Christina! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x53968924 <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Tue, 2 Jul 2013 03:16:57 EST Happy Birthday on Sunday, Debra! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x53929997 <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Sat, 29 Jun 2013 01:00:18 EST A rainy day quiz http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12520x53928843 My daughter posted a double rainbow on facebook a little bit ago and said it was the best she ever saw. <BR> Tell us about the best rainbow(s) you ever saw. Fri, 28 Jun 2013 22:41:03 EST Happy Birthday Leyette! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x53917208 <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Fri, 28 Jun 2013 01:00:06 EST Happy Birthday, Susan! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x53903716 <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 00:06:16 EST Summer puzzle http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=410x12520x53843272 <link>www.jigzone.com/puzzles/26055D4CA9FB </link> Sat, 22 Jun 2013 11:24:01 EST Happy Birthday, Rosie & Leanne! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x53838871 <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Sat, 22 Jun 2013 00:12:29 EST Happy Birthday, Kati! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x53800296 <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Wed, 19 Jun 2013 01:55:18 EST Happy Birthday, Sandy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x53721984 <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Thu, 13 Jun 2013 01:17:22 EST I was looking for positive, active teams... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x53700989 Hello...my name is Annette. I'm 48 and I've been actively back at Sparkpeople for about a month now. Had a total hyster last Fall. Put all my weight back on. Getting married September 7, this year. Got my wedding dress. It's way too tight. Oh the brilliance of purchasing said wedding dress over the internet...lol <BR> So I needed to do something about my situation. <BR> Finding positive groups to interact with is one of the "somethings" I am doing about my situation. Tue, 11 Jun 2013 15:15:34 EST Saturday Silliness 6/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=410x12520x53657370 What's your favorite thing about summer? <BR> <BR> Have you ever gone swimming in the ocean? <BR> <BR> Where would you spend your dream summer vacation? <BR> <BR> Do you like hot weather? <BR> <BR> What do you like best cooked on the BBQ? Sat, 8 Jun 2013 11:07:10 EST Just found this team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x53602877 I'm so happy to find this team. I feel like positive energy and attitude is as essential to our success as eating healthy, moving and getting rest. <BR> <BR> My name is Leslie, I'm 48, married with two kids 15 and 19. I'm on a mission to get my health back after years of taking care of everyone but me. Since beginning 5 months ago I've learned that making sure I'm taken care of first actually helps me take better care of my family. I look forward to checking in here when I can and making mo... Tue, 4 Jun 2013 11:42:59 EST Hi, I'm new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=394x12520x53543303 Hi, <BR> I'm Trish, I'm 31 years old with three grate kids, and wife to a truly amazing man. I'm kind of a nerd but I love life. I try to live in the moment and enjoy every blessing that comes my way. I love to dance, and hope to get back into it, I also plan on trying to get back into running something that I have always loved to do. I have 79 lbs to lose to get to my goal wieght of 120-125 lbs. Fri, 31 May 2013 02:18:24 EST Katie's intro http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x53525096 Hi my name is Katie. I am a single mom of a 11 year old daughter. I am a work at home mom doing paid surveys and a part time college student through Ames Christian University. I would love to be friends with positive sparkers and surround myself with encouraging people. I began my weight loss journey 2 1/2 years ago weighing 250 pounds. I am currently at 177 pounds. my goal is to return to the weight I was before I gained the weight. 130-135 pounds. Wed, 29 May 2013 16:24:52 EST Positive Blogs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12520x53474958 I love reading everyone's blogs from this team and thought maybe we could point out any we find that are uplifting. <BR> Today I read a great one from Triangle Woman. Enjoy! <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5367498 </link> <BR> <em>244</em> Sat, 25 May 2013 13:27:49 EST A Memorial Day puzzle http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=410x12520x53473732 <link>www.jigzone.com/puzzles/17055D542AA6 </link> Sat, 25 May 2013 10:58:03 EST Happy Birthday, Sandy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x53470377 <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Sat, 25 May 2013 01:36:25 EST Happy Birthday, Michelle! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x53458270 <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Fri, 24 May 2013 00:45:52 EST A sweet story about a great lady http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12520x53443848 <link>omg.yahoo.com/blogs/celeb-news/helen<BR>-mirren-grants-boy-dying-wish-having-t<BR>ea-155902306.html?vp=1 </link> Wed, 22 May 2013 22:06:06 EST Inspirational Quote of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12520x53440503 "True happiness is not made in getting something. True happiness is becoming something. This can be done by being committed to lofty goals. We cannot become something without commitment." <BR> ~Marvin J. Ashton <em>252</em> Wed, 22 May 2013 16:24:34 EST Happy Birthday, Manda! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x53420189 <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Tue, 21 May 2013 00:55:24 EST Hi Sparkies! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x53414465 My name is Mary Catherine. I live in Pittsburgh. I am so thrilled to be on Spark People and sparking. Good luck to all of you on reaching your goals. Dont hesitate to send spark mail to me and I will try to answer each and every one. Mon, 20 May 2013 15:35:22 EST Rustbucket1 - Happy Birthday Sunday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x53383479 <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Sat, 18 May 2013 00:40:45 EST Happy Birthday, MediaMs7! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x53370931 <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Fri, 17 May 2013 01:54:52 EST Happy Birthday Brandie & Cmelose http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x53349780 <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Wed, 15 May 2013 00:20:16 EST Happy Birthday, Susie! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x53322393 <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Mon, 13 May 2013 00:03:26 EST Saturday Silliness 5/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=410x12520x53304537 How's your weather today? <BR> <BR> What's your favorite pasta dish? <BR> <BR> What are you wearing on your feet right now? <BR> <BR> How far do you live from the city you were born in? <BR> <BR> What was your favorite subject in high school? Sat, 11 May 2013 13:16:11 EST Happy Birthdday, Takeastand! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x53286962 <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Thu, 9 May 2013 23:06:36 EST Happy Birthday, Judy Poppins! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x53212749 <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> We miss you! Sat, 4 May 2013 01:51:03 EST Happy Birthday, Judy Poppins! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x53212723 <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> We miss you! Sat, 4 May 2013 01:40:13 EST Happy Birthday, Mi-Ellkaybee! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x53187516 <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Thu, 2 May 2013 01:25:29 EST Exercising outdoors? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=394x12520x53146421 How about taking a walk together with family / friends. <BR> <BR> What ways are you getting out and enjoying the new season? Mon, 29 Apr 2013 01:33:01 EST Happy Birthday, Lorraine! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x53146276 <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Mon, 29 Apr 2013 00:54:56 EST A puzzle for Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=410x12520x53128033 <link>www.jigzone.com/puzzles/2013-04-25 </link> Sat, 27 Apr 2013 12:41:04 EST Happy Birthday Sweetpea1954! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x53123518 <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Sat, 27 Apr 2013 00:06:49 EST Saturday Silliness 4/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=410x12520x53041292 What's your favorite cookie? <BR> <BR> Do you wear nail polish? <BR> <BR> Are you a good dancer? <BR> <BR> What's the last thing that made you laugh? <BR> <BR> Do you like camping? Sat, 20 Apr 2013 11:29:48 EST Happy Birthday Cherala! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x53011359 <em>236</em> <em>383</em> Happy Birthday! <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 00:05:27 EST How would YOU describe yourself to a sketch artist http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=394x12520x52999068 <BR> Watch when you have an extra 6.5 minutes to spare..... <BR> <BR> <link>realbeautysketches.dove.us/ </link> Wed, 17 Apr 2013 06:07:09 EST Happy Birthday Danielle! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x52997917 <em>236</em> <em>383</em> Happy Birthday! <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Wed, 17 Apr 2013 00:31:09 EST Newbie here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x52940899 Hi! My name is Debbie. I'm 57 and if I don't take better care of myself, I won't live to see 58. I went to the doctor to get clearance to start my battle but I have been put on a temporary hold until I see a cardiologist. Just precaution I'm sure. <BR> <BR> When I am stressed, I overeat ... when my husband is stressed, he doesn't eat at all. My husband is actually killing himself. He got C Diff within 24 hours of having hernia surgery 3 1/2 weeks ago and he is far from recovery. Last ... Fri, 12 Apr 2013 16:07:00 EST Happy Birthday Patricia! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x52932814 <em>236</em> <em>383</em> Happy Birthday! <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Fri, 12 Apr 2013 00:07:01 EST HEALTHY_ CAROLYN, happy birthday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x52895968 Happy birthday HEALTHY_CAROLYN! <em>383</em> <em>383</em> <em>383</em> <em>383</em> <em>410</em> <em>244</em> <em>410</em> <em>410</em> <em>410</em> <em>410</em> <em>144</em> <em>383</em> Tue, 9 Apr 2013 11:45:20 EST Happy birthday STRAWBER RYLASS!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x52856124 <em>383</em> <em>410</em> <em>410</em> <em>410</em> <em>383</em> Hope your day is wonderful!! Sat, 6 Apr 2013 16:06:05 EST Playing favorites http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=410x12520x52853344 What's your favorite: <BR> <BR> color? <BR> <BR> song? <BR> <BR> flower? <BR> <BR> breakfast? <BR> <BR> movie? Sat, 6 Apr 2013 12:00:22 EST new SP Username http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12520x52826965 I've been thinking about changing my Spark username for a few months now. Chalk it up to mid-life crisis - or the glass of wine I'm enjoying - or the fact that I just watched the Monkees video in the link below. Whatever the reason, I'm changing my SP username to SweetYoungThing. I'm 53 - kinda "tough-in-cheek" but it makes me chuckle and I'm going with it. I thought I'd let people know so they weren't wondering who the "young" gray-haired lady was that was leaving messages on the team bo... Thu, 4 Apr 2013 12:58:08 EST Happy birthday ONICAM & LRSILVER!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x52810456 Happy birthday to ONICAM & LRSILVER. Hope you both do something special today. <em>383</em> <em>383</em> <em>410</em> <em>410</em> <em>410</em> <em>144</em> <em>410</em> <em>410</em> <em>67</em> <em>383</em> <em>244</em> <em>244</em> <em>224</em> <em>243</em> Wed, 3 Apr 2013 10:28:16 EST Happy Easter!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12520x52758647 <em>449</em> <em>126</em> <em>449</em> <em>126</em> <em>449</em> <em>126</em> <em>449</em> <em>126</em> <em>449</em> <BR> <BR> Awake, thou wintry earth <BR> Fling off thy sadness! <BR> Fair vernal flowers, laugh forth <BR> Your ancient gladness <BR> ~Thomas Blackburn, "An Easter Hymn" <BR> <BR> May you feel the hope of new beginnings, love and happiness during this joyful Easter holiday! <BR> <BR> <em>449</em> <em>126</em> <em>449</em> <em>126</em> <... Sat, 30 Mar 2013 19:45:57 EST Bird is the word http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=410x12520x52752694 There are literally thousands of types of birds in the world. How many can we come up with? <BR> <BR> peacock Sat, 30 Mar 2013 09:25:01 EST Happy birthday wishes!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x52683965 I want to wish the following people March birthday wishes. I am so sorry that I have missed some of you! <BR> 20th---SPARKLEPIE; 22nd---KATIE22 (Marcia); 23rd---SUEGUE (Sue); 24th---EARTHY2 (Shirley); 29th---FOOLINTHERAIN (Rain). <BR> <em>383</em> <em>383</em> <em>383</em> <em>383</em> <em>383</em> <em>244</em> <em>410</em> <em>410</em> <em>244</em> <em>410</em> <em>410</em> <em>244</em> <em>244</em> <em>410</em> <em>244</em> Hope each of you had/... Mon, 25 Mar 2013 10:10:33 EST A to Z positive words http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=410x12520x52675317 A - Amiable Sun, 24 Mar 2013 18:09:31 EST An Easter puzzle http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=410x12520x52672034 <link>www.jigzone.com/puzzles/00055D53F5F3 </link> Sun, 24 Mar 2013 13:01:39 EST Happy birthday Glo - Gloria!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x52587701 <em>383</em> <em>410</em> <em>214</em> <em>383</em> <em>244</em> <em>410</em> <em>144</em> <em>244</em> Happy birthday to you & I hope you have a wonderful day. Mon, 18 Mar 2013 12:30:44 EST Happy St. Patrick's Day!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12520x52572565 <em>137</em> <em>440</em> <em>137</em> <em>440</em> <em>137</em> <em>440</em> <em>137</em> <em>440</em> <em>137</em> <BR> <BR> An Irish Blessing <BR> <BR> Lucky stars above you, <BR> Sunshine on your way, <BR> Many friends to love you, <BR> Joy in work and play, <BR> Laughter to outweigh each care, <BR> In your heart a song, <BR> And gladness waiting everywhere, <BR> All your whole life long! <BR> <BR> Happy St. Patrick's Day!!! <BR> <BR> <em>137</em> <em>44... Sun, 17 Mar 2013 12:12:49 EST Happy Birthday Jennifer http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x52567484 Happy Birthday! Have a wonderful day! Sun, 17 Mar 2013 00:09:46 EST Happy Birthday Cathy!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x52482683 Cathy, hope you have a wonderful day. <em>383</em> <em>383</em> <em>383</em> <em>410</em> <em>144</em> <em>236</em> <em>410</em> <em>244</em> Mon, 11 Mar 2013 10:06:21 EST Hi Team! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x52458556 Hello, I'm Brenda. I have had a rough couple of years. But things have finally settled down and I am ready to get healthy. I often am in short supply of positivity so this team will be a huge help for me. I can't wait to get to know you all! Sat, 9 Mar 2013 15:13:22 EST A puzzle for spring http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=410x12520x52455681 <link>www.jigzone.com/puzzles/03055D55567A </link> Sat, 9 Mar 2013 10:56:59 EST History of Easter candy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=394x12520x52422681 Hot cross buns started the idea of sweets during the Easter season. In 1361 Father Thomas Rockcliffe gave them to the poor on Good Friday. Elizabeth I allowed hot cross buns to be sold at Easter, Christmas, and at funerals. <BR> In the early 1800s chocolate was the rage in Europe. The chocolate egg became popular. It was associated with the resurrection and rebirth. By the 19th century they were making them mass market and even included some hollow eggs. By the 1960's they were produced... Thu, 7 Mar 2013 01:43:36 EST Happy Birthday, Sue! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x52407233 <em>236</em> <em>383</em> Happy Birthday! <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Wed, 6 Mar 2013 00:06:01 EST Happy Birthday LadyIrish317, ShamrockY2K & Kelly! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x52362169 Hope you all have a happy birthday! <em>236</em> <em>383</em> Sun, 3 Mar 2013 00:27:59 EST Boy, do I need THIS team!!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x52355557 February isn't my best month in the first place; my family has been sick for weeks; now I have The Bug and I really need to practice positivity!!!!!! Sat, 2 Mar 2013 14:48:49 EST Favorite Easter candy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=394x12520x52348945 Caramel Cadbury eggs Sat, 2 Mar 2013 01:18:03 EST Happy Birthday Josie! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x52348583 <em>236</em> <em>383</em> Happy Birthday! <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Sat, 2 Mar 2013 00:13:56 EST Happy birthday KELLEY421 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x52307058 I want to wish you a very happy birthday KELLEY421!!! <em>383</em> <em>410</em> <em>144</em> <em>383</em> <em>244</em> <em>236</em> <em>244</em> Wed, 27 Feb 2013 09:59:47 EST Happy Birthday BarabooDan http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x52302727 <em>236</em> <em>383</em> Happy Birthday! <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Wed, 27 Feb 2013 00:14:04 EST Happy B-day Laurene, Sandy & Deb http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x52287520 <em>236</em> <em>383</em> Happy Birthday! <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Tue, 26 Feb 2013 00:48:21 EST Place names "end to end" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=410x12520x52249217 Give a place name that starts with the last letter of the name before. For instance, if I say Moscow you could say Wisconsin. This is a big world with many place names, so let's come up with a lot! <BR> <BR> Montreal Sat, 23 Feb 2013 12:38:40 EST Don't think I've intro'ed myself! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x52208317 Hi, I'm fairly new to the group, but not to Spark. I've been having some "attitude" issues lately and I'm trying to turn things back to a positive outlook. Maybe ya'll can help. <BR> Wed, 20 Feb 2013 14:24:15 EST Happy birthday DISAPPEA ING1!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x52174034 <em>383</em> <em>410</em> <em>144</em> <em>410</em> <em>410</em> <em>410</em> <em>244</em> <em>247</em> <em>410</em> <em>383</em> <em>144</em> <em>236</em> <em>410</em> <em>383</em> <em>410</em> Hope you have a wonderful day!! <BR> Sorry, I left the R out of DISAPPEARING1!! Mon, 18 Feb 2013 09:26:34 EST Saturday Silliness 2/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=410x12520x52150707 What's your favorite thing about spring? <BR> <BR> What's one thing that's guaranteed to make you smile? <BR> <BR> What color was your first bicycle? <BR> <BR> Have you ever gone on a cruise? <BR> <BR> Do you have a tablecloth or placemats on your table righrt now? Sat, 16 Feb 2013 14:57:45 EST Happy birthday CHALICEFLOWER! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x52135626 <em>383</em> <em>410</em> <em>410</em> <em>144</em> <em>383</em> I hope you have a wonderful day!!! <em>383</em> <em>410</em> Fri, 15 Feb 2013 10:43:12 EST Happy Valentine's Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12520x52122888 Happy Valentine's Day! <BR> <BR> Some fun trivia about this day: <BR> <BR> - February 14th is the second most popular card-giving holiday. Christmas is the first. <BR> - Men spend an average of $156.22 on Valentine's Day gifts, flowers and cards. Women, by contrast, spend just $85.08. <BR> - The first heart-shaped box of candy was sold in 1868 by Richard Cadbury. <BR> - The expression "wear your heart on your sleeve" comes from a Middle Ages Valentine's Day tradition. Young men and women ... Thu, 14 Feb 2013 11:44:16 EST New to this team! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x52093981 Hi everyone! I am new to sparkpeople and new to this team. I am grateful to have a Christian group to belong to. This journey is difficult enough, so having Christian fellowship will make it not so difficult! Thanks for inviting me lose4life47! I do have questions about this site, one in particular is: where is my spark page? I created it, now I don't know where it is... ha ha... <BR> <BR> A little about me.... I am 46 years old. I have 3 children (2 grown and 1 in preschool). I hav... Tue, 12 Feb 2013 11:43:35 EST New to this team! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x52092050 Good morning! Happy to join this team, as I tend to have a hard time being positive about myself. I hope to help others, as well! <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> All the best, <BR> Laura Tue, 12 Feb 2013 09:39:23 EST Just joined this team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x52091898 We can all use positive thinking and support. Not everyone has weight problems so they might not understand how hard it is to get in shape and stay that way, so I am happy to be here. We can do this together. Tue, 12 Feb 2013 09:29:36 EST Greetings http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x52091104 I hoping being here will help me a bit. Long story short I was doing really well with my journey until Christmas. At that point I ran into a wall and have not recovered. I've been playing the fake it til you make it game but after two months, I'm tired. <BR> <BR> I'm blunt and honest, and I appreciate those qualities in others. Basically I'm hoping to find some fun and moral support here with the occasional kick in the arse! <BR> <BR> Thanks! Tue, 12 Feb 2013 08:47:38 EST A Valentine puzzle http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=410x12520x52046182 <link>www.jigzone.com/puzzles/3C055D502AFC </link> Sat, 9 Feb 2013 00:47:40 EST ON2GOALS (Martha)!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x52005198 Martha, I want to wish you a very happy birthday. Hope you have a wonderful day. <em>383</em> <em>383</em> <em>383</em> <em>410</em> <em>244</em> <em>410</em> <em>144</em> <em>383</em> <em>410</em> <em>410</em> <em>408</em> <em>19</em> <em>410</em> Wed, 6 Feb 2013 10:04:39 EST Happy birthday EDWARDS1411 ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x52005112 Happy birthday EDWARDS1411!!! I really do hope you have a special day planned on Friday. <em>383</em> <em>383</em> <em>410</em> <em>410</em> <em>179</em> <em>144</em> <em>244</em> <em>410</em> <em>407</em> <em>383</em> Wed, 6 Feb 2013 09:59:32 EST Blue "J" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=410x12520x51942442 Okay, they don't have to be blue. But we're looking for words that start with the letter "J." <BR> <BR> justify Sat, 2 Feb 2013 10:54:30 EST Favorite Valentine's Memory http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=394x12520x51921820 Post your favorite Valentine's memory. Was it comical or romantic? Fri, 1 Feb 2013 00:50:52 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x51831631 Hello everyone! <BR> My name is Stephanie. I would like to lose weight and feel better. Sat, 26 Jan 2013 10:53:40 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x51825373 I've been a member of sparkpeople before but this is the first time I've had any success. I guess when I got diagnosed with diabetes I'd decided that I'd had enough. I exercise for about 45 minutes a day, sometimes longer, an keep very good track of what I eat. I am hoping to hit the 50 lb mark tomorrow but we will see ..... <BR> <BR> I do tech support for a living and I work at home. I've been doing it for a while. <BR> <BR> I also go to school full time. I am working on a psycholo... Fri, 25 Jan 2013 21:58:52 EST Peanut Butter Poll http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12520x51813914 In honor of National Peanut Butter Day and this SP blog post <BR> <link>www.dailyspark.com/blog.asp?post=6_f<BR>un_facts_about_peanut_butter </link> <BR> <BR> Which type of peanut butter (or other nut butter) do you prefer? <BR> <BR> Chunky & natural (no sugar, no salt added) <BR> Creamy & natural (no sugar, no salt added) <BR> Chunky regular (with added salt & sugar) <BR> Creamy regular (with added salt & sugar) <BR> <BR> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Fri, 25 Jan 2013 07:11:22 EST Manmade objects A to Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=410x12520x51719541 Tools, buildings, utensils, vehicles -- anything people make and use. We humans are a creative bunch, so let's come up with a lot of them! <BR> <BR> ambulance Sat, 19 Jan 2013 10:37:45 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x51655005 I'm Patty and I have been a Spark People member since May 2010. I am trying to be more proactive and positive in my life and this looks like a great place to start, Tue, 15 Jan 2013 11:28:55 EST Intro http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x51617508 Hello! <BR> <BR> I am Becky, 63 years old, 181.2 pounds currently. My husband Roger and I are big fans of Martin Seligman, the father of the positive psychology movement. We are currently reading his book "Flourishing" together. <BR> <BR> I am a naturally cheerful and optimistic person, having been blessed with a sunny disposition. I like to look at the good that can come from even the most challenging situations. <BR> <BR> Weight loss is a very challenging situation for me. I have... Sun, 13 Jan 2013 10:18:05 EST "N" the beginning http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=410x12520x51603993 Easy -- we're looking for words that start with the letter "n." <BR> <BR> neighbor. Sat, 12 Jan 2013 12:41:08 EST Exercise favorites for a new year! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x51548250 I like aerobics because it incorporates choreography and so it is never boring! <BR> <BR> What do you like to do? Will it inspire others to exercise? Wed, 9 Jan 2013 01:45:23 EST Newbe http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x51506758 Hi just joined this group as it seems so positive. Really am trying to be consistent with my choices. Hope all has a great, successful 2013! Sun, 6 Jan 2013 18:37:12 EST School subjects A to Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=410x12520x51485496 There are a LOT of them! How many can we come up with IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER? <BR> <BR> algebra Sat, 5 Jan 2013 12:30:34 EST Hi I am New http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x51460668 My name is Beth. I was Overweight/Obese most of my life. I was very shy and lived my life waiting to be happy. When I get married, when I have kids, when I lose weight. I kept waiting after the loss of my mother to cancer and 2 miscarriages and 10 years of infertitlity treatments I hit my highest weight of 298 lbs. I probably weighed 300 but I wouldn'tweight myself. I had PCOS, Gerd, Arthritis,Back pain, Severe sleep apnea, I was a mess. In 2006 I turned 50 years old. 09/18/2006 I had RNY gas... Thu, 3 Jan 2013 22:01:01 EST Happy birthday PAMELAPANDA! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x51454642 Happy birthday PAMELAPANDA!! Hope you have a wonderful day planned. <em>383</em> <em>410</em> <em>410</em> <em>410</em> <em>144</em> <em>244</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Thu, 3 Jan 2013 15:11:10 EST SP Giveaway...SP Paperback Cookbook http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=394x12520x51453826 <link>www.dailyspark.com/blog.asp?post=win<BR>_a_copy_of_the_sparkpeople_cookbook_no<BR>w_in_paperback </link> <BR> <BR> Why not enter? You might win! As always rules apply so check them out. <BR> <BR> <em>137</em> Thu, 3 Jan 2013 14:06:31 EST Hi I'm Lisa http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x51443685 I will be 51 on January 23rd. I want to lose this weight to get healthier. I need to lose about 140 lbs. Wed, 2 Jan 2013 22:49:36 EST 2013 miles http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12520x51443197 If I walk just a smidge over 5.51 miles each day for the whole year......I will have completed 2013 miles by the end of the year. I think I will aim for that. Wed, 2 Jan 2013 22:21:38 EST Have you ever tried? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=394x12520x51442979 (Taken from a SP daily spark) <BR> Which of these have you tried? (some are tame, some exotic, some I just hate) Can you add some others we might want to think about? <BR> <BR> Bison (not tried) <BR> Buckwheat (not bad) <BR> Cauliflower (something I've tried to like and disguise...but...I just don't like it..and they never taste like mashed potatoes no matter what you do to them) <BR> Chickpeas (not my favorite but not bad ) <BR> Fresh Chili Peppers (just be careful handling) <BR> Fresh-pic... Wed, 2 Jan 2013 22:08:39 EST Happy birthday THRU-HIKER (Ruby) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x51430251 Happy birthday Ruby. Hope you have a wonderful day. <em>383</em> <em>383</em> <em>410</em> <em>410</em> <em>410</em> <em>410</em> <em>410</em> <em>244</em> <em>244</em> <em>236</em> <em>144</em> <em>410</em> Wed, 2 Jan 2013 09:51:50 EST Happy New Year *1,010* miles & counting.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12520x51423772 I haven't posted in quite a while...but wanted to come on and wish everyone a Happy New Year :) <BR> I started my 'journey' and virtual bike ride back on July 19th, 2012, leaving Kelso, CA....and I've accomplished many 'mini' goals between then and now..my biggest one to date was biking my 1000th mile on Dec. 21st. I just entered the U.S State of Texas :) <BR> oh...and I also lost a total of 10lbs during that time. <BR> <BR> After taking this past week off for Christmas I'm back on track and... Tue, 1 Jan 2013 22:47:47 EST Happy birthday FITNESSREMIX! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x51394616 <em>383</em> <em>410</em> <em>410</em> <em>410</em> Hope you have a special day planned. Mon, 31 Dec 2012 09:01:22 EST Hi I am new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x51386473 Hello my name is Michelle and I really need a more positive outlook and need more positive self talk in my life. I couldn't think of a better place to learn to be more positive than a group dedicated to the practice. What a great idea! Thank you Sun, 30 Dec 2012 17:35:09 EST Snow! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12520x51382333 Snow, and the sun sparkling off it. Makes the world look so peaceful and bright! Sun, 30 Dec 2012 12:15:07 EST Happy birthday KPACE7 & KALANTHA (Kathy) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x51359912 <em>383</em> <em>383</em> <em>383</em> <em>410</em> <em>410</em> <em>410</em> <em>410</em> <em>410</em> <em>410</em> <em>410</em> <em>410</em> <em>410</em> <em>410</em> <em>383</em> <em>244</em> <em>236</em> <em>244</em> <em>383</em> <em>410</em> <em>410</em> <em>247</em> <em>144</em> <em>144</em> <em>410</em> <em>383</em> <BR> Hope you both have a special day on your birthdays. Fri, 28 Dec 2012 16:55:16 EST Articles related to positive thought http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12520x51341523 Thought I'd start a thread for recommended articles on positive thought. I have a bunch bookmarked at home that I will add, but just read a short introductory one from Jillian Michaels. I'll post more later. If you come across one you'd like to share, please do! <BR> <BR> Change Your Attitude by Jillian Michaels <BR> <link>www.everydayhealth.com/fitness-speci<BR>alist/change-your-attitude.aspx?xid=nl<BR>_LosingItWithJillianMichaels_20121226 </link> Thu, 27 Dec 2012 08:27:30 EST Happy birthday CAMMIECAT (Anna) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x51331833 <em>383</em> <em>383</em> <em>410</em> <em>410</em> <em>410</em> <em>410</em> <em>179</em> <em>144</em> <em>244</em> <em>410</em> <em>247</em> <em>220</em> <em>383</em> <em>285</em> <em>410</em> <em>410</em> <em>243</em> <em>410</em> <em>410</em> <em>224</em> <em>383</em> <em>410</em> <em>410</em> <em>144</em> <em>410</em> Wed, 26 Dec 2012 11:09:41 EST Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x51327172 Greetings! I loved the name of this group so I jumped in. I hope not only to find encouragement here, but to be an encourager. God bless! Tue, 25 Dec 2012 21:45:49 EST Twas the Night Before Christmas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12520x51316314 <em>446</em> <em>445</em> <em>460</em> <em>443</em> <em>442</em> <BR> <BR> Twas the night before Christmas and all round my hips <BR> Were shortbread cookies that sneaked past my lips. <BR> Fudge brownies were stored in the freezer with care <BR> In hopes that my thighs would forget they were there. <BR> <BR> While Mama in her girdle and I in chin straps <BR> Had just settled down to sugar-borne naps. <BR> When out in the pantry there arose such a clatter <BR> I sprang from m... Mon, 24 Dec 2012 13:28:18 EST Holiday Wishes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12520x51311783 <em>446</em> <em>445</em> <em>446</em> <em>445</em> <em>446</em> <em>445</em> <em>446</em> <em>445</em> <em>446</em> <BR> <BR> It came without ribbons! It came without tags! It came without packages, boxes or bags!"... Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before! "Maybe Christmas," he thought, "doesn't come from a store. Maybe Christmas... perhaps... means a little bit more! <BR> ~ Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas! <BR> <BR> May you have the gladness of Chri... Mon, 24 Dec 2012 00:29:52 EST Just joined ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x51306323 Hey, just starting as a new member of this team. I've been on SparkPeople for a while and have done well with picking new challenge groups now and then to change things up. Right now I'm reading The Writing Diet and am enjoying the journaling involved in that. However, I've found that focusing on journaling and writing everything I eat in a journal instead of using the food tracker has meant I'm not checking In on the website and with other members as much as when I was part of one of Spar... Sun, 23 Dec 2012 13:20:50 EST A Christmas puzzle http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=410x12520x51295568 <link>www.jigzone.com/puzzles/C0055D539D14 </link> Sat, 22 Dec 2012 10:15:13 EST Quick Question: New Year's Resolution http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=394x12520x51278509 Do you make New Year's Resolutions? <BR> What do you think about them? <BR> <BR> I have made New Year's Resolutions (broke them quickly); not made them...also didn't make any progress. <BR> <BR> For me, I think I need goals because without them I really just flounder and fail to make plans. Even if I break them, it doesn't mean I can't regroup (need to lose that perfectionistic attitude). So I'm going to post mine when I figure out exactly what I want to resolve (and I'm not going to be f... Thu, 20 Dec 2012 18:04:50 EST Politically Correct Christmas Poem http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12520x51278222 A Politically Correct Christmas Poem <BR> by Author Unknown <BR> <BR> T'was the night before Christmas and Santa's a wreck... <BR> How to live in a world that's politically correct? <BR> His workers no longer would answer to "Elves". <BR> "Vertically Challenged" they were calling themselves. <BR> And labour conditions at the North Pole <BR> were alleged by the union to stifle the soul. <BR> <BR> Four reindeer had vanished, without much propriety, <BR> Released to the wilds by the Humane Soc... Thu, 20 Dec 2012 17:22:52 EST Happy Birthday INDYGIRL (Beth) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x51251635 Beth, I want to wish you a very happy & special birthday! <em>383</em> <em>410</em> <em>244</em> <em>410</em> <em>410</em> <em>67</em> <em>244</em> <em>410</em> <em>144</em> <em>224</em> <em>383</em> <em>410</em> <em>410</em> <em>383</em> Tue, 18 Dec 2012 09:19:59 EST Happy birthday, Sarah (FLYINGBEE) !!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x51226147 A simple celebration, a gathering of friends; here is wishing you great happiness, a joy that never ends. May you have a POSITIVELY SPARKTASTIC birthday!!! <BR> <BR> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <BR> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <BR> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>236</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <BR> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <BR> <em>410</em> <em>409</em... Sun, 16 Dec 2012 06:11:40 EST Hello, Another New Member Here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x51225927 Hi All.... <BR> <BR> As my screen name suggests, I am Stacy and I live in Oregon. I joined SP yesterday and I have approximately 60 pounds to lose. SP says that I will reach my goal Feb. 1, 2014 if I aim for a pound a week of weight loss. I would rather do this slow and right, than fast and wrong. <BR> <BR> Anyway, I am happy to be here and I look forward to getting to know you. <BR> <BR> ~Stacy Sun, 16 Dec 2012 04:49:15 EST HAPPY BIRTHDAY SELF_RESPECT! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x51170172 I want to wish you a very happy birthday. <em>383</em> <em>383</em> <em>383</em> <em>410</em> <em>410</em> <em>144</em> <em>179</em> <em>410</em> <em>19</em> <em>179</em> <em>244</em> <em>244</em> <em>410</em> <em>410</em> <em>407</em> <em>383</em> <em>410</em> <em>410</em> Tue, 11 Dec 2012 10:17:13 EST Happy birthday, Holly (HOLLYDOLLIE) !!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x51153838 A simple celebration, a gathering of friends; here is wishing you great happiness, a joy that never ends. May you have a POSITIVELY SPARKTASTIC birthday!!! <BR> <BR> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <BR> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <BR> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>236</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <BR> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <BR> <em>410</em> <em>409</em... Mon, 10 Dec 2012 05:25:47 EST Hi! I'm new here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x51142052 I was looking around at the teams available and loved the positive nature of this active team. I look forward to getting to know the Positive Sparkers <em>381</em> Sun, 9 Dec 2012 07:39:24 EST Quick ?? Favorite Holiday Movie!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=394x12520x51103885 What's your favorite holiday movie? <BR> <BR> I have to say I have a bunch, but if I have to choose one... <BR> <BR> A CHRISTMAS STORY wins!! <BR> <BR> <BR> "You'll shoot your eye out " <BR> <em>446</em> Wed, 5 Dec 2012 23:04:35 EST Happy Bithday Carol! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x51091042 <em>236</em> <em>383</em> Happy Birthday! <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Wed, 5 Dec 2012 00:38:59 EST What Do You Take to Potlucks? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=394x12520x51063004 What is your go-to dish for a potluck? <BR> <BR> Since I'm not a good cook....I'm the veggie tray person w/dill dip or occasionally I'll also make deviled eggs (which always seem to go quickly). <BR> <em>291</em> Mon, 3 Dec 2012 00:31:16 EST Saturday Silliness 12/1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=410x12520x51036566 What's winter like where you live? <BR> <BR> Do you celebrate either Christmas or Hanukkah? <BR> <BR> Do you like snow? <BR> <BR> What's your favorite cold-weather food? <BR> <BR> Have you ever gone skiing or ice skating? Sat, 1 Dec 2012 01:14:51 EST Holiday Traditions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=394x12520x51023268 Do you have a special tradition in your family? <BR> <BR> We always read the Christmas story from the Bible before opening gifts. Fri, 30 Nov 2012 01:50:34 EST *** Important Holiday Information for Sparkers *** http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12520x51017806 Christmas Cookie Rules... <BR> <BR> 1. If you eat a Christmas cookie fresh out of the oven, it has no calories because everyone knows that the first cookie is the test and thus calorie free. <BR> <BR> 2. If you drink a diet soda after eating your second cookie, it also has no calories because the diet soda cancels out the cookie calories. <BR> <BR> 3. If a friend comes over while you're making your Christmas cookies and needs to sample, you must sample with your friend. Because your friend... Thu, 29 Nov 2012 17:08:28 EST Holiday A-Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=410x12520x51017769 Going through the alphabet...how long can we keep up the holiday spirit going. <BR> <BR> A - ANGEL <BR> <BR> It's your turn....B is up next... <BR> <BR> <em>90</em> Thu, 29 Nov 2012 17:04:40 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x51005517 I'm Cherala. Saw Positive Sparkers mentioned in a post by LOSE4LIFE47 and immediately came over to check it out. I believe positivity attracts positivity and look forward to hanging out here with all of you. Cheers! <BR> <em>67</em> Wed, 28 Nov 2012 19:12:58 EST Did you stand in line today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=394x12520x50942679 Black Friday ... Did you stand in line today? <BR> <BR> Yes <BR> No <BR> <BR> <BR> I did stand in line...but it was about 1 pm (only about 25 people ahead of me) and it was at the theater to get the 2013 loyalty tshirt & free refillable cup. For the whole year, if you wear the tshirt you get free popcorn and $1 for soda refills. If you go to the movies much..the price of the tshirt is repaid with just 3 movie trips. I stayed far from any retail stores and slept in until 7:30 am <BR> <B... Fri, 23 Nov 2012 23:14:28 EST HAPPY BIRTHDAY, HEIDI!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x50933937 I want to wish you a Happy birthday, Heidi. Hope you get to have some "me" time as you deserve it!! Fri, 23 Nov 2012 07:29:46 EST Name that movie!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=410x12520x50929668 What movie featured the quote: "You'll shoot your eye out!" <BR> <BR> Name the movie and post another quote from one of your favorite moviesnfor the next person to guess <BR> <em>272</em> Thu, 22 Nov 2012 17:48:09 EST Want to Feel Happier http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12520x50906724 According to Prevention magazine there are a few things you can do to feel happier. Just as you use your muscles to improve your strength, you can make some "moves" to feel happier <BR> <BR> 1. The Reach Out (improves gratitude) ... give someone a call, send a card; volunteer to help out. It is a positive mood booster (and since you are helping others, you boost their mood, too!!) <BR> <BR> 2. The Joint Effort (improves enthusiasm).... surround yourself with positive, energetic people... Tue, 20 Nov 2012 17:06:13 EST Double letter words A to Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=410x12520x50865271 Cheerfully cribbed from another team. <BR> <BR> allow Sat, 17 Nov 2012 13:40:35 EST Thanksgiving Perfect or Not-So http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=394x12520x50860240 Remembering Thanksgiving meals past, which stand out most for you...the meals where the turkey was juicy, the gravy lumpless, the pies so light OR the crisp burnt bird, the pie crust you couldn't cut, the mystery side dish that everyone was afraid to try? <BR> <BR> I would say the little disasters are more memorable for me (and when I cook, this is pretty much a given). We lived in Biloxi, Mississippi on the Air Force Base and had decided to invite airmen for dinner (those who were a... Sat, 17 Nov 2012 01:24:47 EST Low or full calorie Thanksgiving/ Plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=394x12520x50833455 What is your plan for the holidays. Will you make mashed cauliflower, have a lower calorie option to your sweet potato dish, have a low calorie version of cranberry sauce, etc. or change a recipe to make it low calorie, or will you treat it like a one day event and eat full calories? Check out the recipes at SP for ideas. <BR> <BR> I might look for a low calorie mashed potatoes dish, but I plan on using potatoes instead of cauliflower. Besides that I don't plan on changing my meal plan much. Thu, 15 Nov 2012 00:44:06 EST Happy birthday DREAMNSCHEME http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x50797122 DREAMNSCHEME, I want to wish you a very happy & special birthday on the 13th. <em>383</em> <em>383</em> <em>410</em> <em>410</em> <em>144</em> <em>179</em> <em>144</em> <em>236</em> <em>244</em> <em>410</em> <em>410</em> <em>19</em> <em>214</em> <em>410</em> <em>383</em> <em>224</em> <em>410</em> <em>410</em> Mon, 12 Nov 2012 12:28:18 EST Happy Birthday Jenny! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x50777406 <em>236</em> <em>383</em> Happy Birthday! <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Sun, 11 Nov 2012 00:48:11 EST Thanksgiving dinner game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=410x12520x50769408 Let's come up with all kinds of great stuff for Thanksgiving dinner, traditional or not! <BR> <BR> Turkey (duh) Sat, 10 Nov 2012 11:26:44 EST Hi- new to this forum!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x50735792 Hi all! I was excited to find a group like this- I really feel like focusing on the positive can help! I am not new to spark people, but have had a hard time getting involved in the 'community' aspect of it, so if anyone needs a motivated/motivating buddy, I'm game!!! Hope you all have a GREAT day! Wed, 7 Nov 2012 20:28:52 EST Happy Birthday Sara (Happy0408)! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x50724086 <em>236</em> <em>383</em> Happy Birthday! <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Wed, 7 Nov 2012 00:28:40 EST A pretty puzzle http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=410x12520x50672225 You can change the cut to make it as easy or as hard as you like. Enjoy! <BR> <BR> <link>www.jigzone.com/puzzles/2012-10-29 </link> Sat, 3 Nov 2012 12:57:39 EST Quick Poll: Is it still Treat time? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=394x12520x50661037 Halloween is over...now, do you: <BR> <BR> still have a stash of candy on hand <BR> gave out every piece <BR> never bought any <BR> <BR> <BR> I didn't do Halloween this year (had another commitment) so didn't buy any extra candy (although my DH has candy in the fridge...so far, I'm staying away from it despite that there are Reese's Cups in there) <BR> <BR> BONUS POLL QUESTION: <BR> <BR> Did you buy the reduced priced goodies after Halloween? <BR> <BR> Yes <BR> No <BR> <BR> <BR> I ge... Fri, 2 Nov 2012 16:13:15 EST Happy birthday, QUANYIN1 !!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x50641241 A simple celebration, a gathering of friends; here is wishing you great happiness, a joy that never ends. May you have a POSITIVELY SPARKTASTIC birthday!!! <BR> <BR> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <BR> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <BR> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>236</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <BR> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <BR> <em>410</em> <em>409</em... Thu, 1 Nov 2012 09:26:30 EST Wonderful Emergency information to keep handy. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12520x50622078 I received this information from one of the Spark leaders. Spread the word. <BR> <BR> It was brought up mainly due to this week's big storm, I thought I would share some helpful links: <BR> <BR> If you are in need of shelter or help; <BR> <BR> www.redcross.org/find-help/shelter <BR> <BR> If you need to leave messages for loved ones that you are safe, or find loved ones that you have been separated from: <BR> <BR> www.redcross.org/safeandwell <BR> <BR> Be safe everyone!!!! Tue, 30 Oct 2012 22:02:28 EST Sorry about the double post, I am still new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12520x50613137 I am grateful for at least one true friend who loves and enjoys me for simply being me. Tue, 30 Oct 2012 10:00:51 EST Grateful for... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12520x50613034 Having a true friend who loves and enjoys me for simply being me. Tue, 30 Oct 2012 09:54:00 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x50594277 I like the idea of a positive team, I believe you follow where your mind goes and so far this has been true for me. Mon, 29 Oct 2012 00:26:27 EST Spooky Saturday Silliness http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=410x12520x50572114 1. Do you celebrate Halloween? <BR> <BR> 2. Have you ever worn a Halloween costume? If so, which was your favorite? <BR> <BR> 3. Have you ever carved a jack-o-lantern? <BR> <BR> 4. Do you like scary movies? <BR> <BR> 5. What's your favorite Halloween candy? Sat, 27 Oct 2012 11:32:45 EST Happy Birthday Deidre and Myrtly! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x50554049 <em>236</em> <em>383</em> happy Birthday! <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Fri, 26 Oct 2012 00:00:27 EST Happy birthday, Cathy (cjd2000) !!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x50495522 A simple celebration, a gathering of friends; here is wishing you great happiness, a joy that never ends. May you have a POSITIVELY SPARKTASTIC birthday, Cathy!!! <BR> <BR> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <BR> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <BR> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>236</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <BR> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <BR> <em>410</em> <em>... Mon, 22 Oct 2012 07:47:19 EST Newbie to Positive Team...LOVE IT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x50494056 I think this has to be the coolest idea for a team on SparkPeople. Thank you to whoever thought of it! ---And I love the team icon picture, too... I'm excited to be a Positive Sparker ;) <BR> <BR> Been on SP about 6 months. Ultimate WL goal is to lose 80 ore more pounds; nearly half way there (yeah!)... SP has been exactly what I needed to get me started on the journey to better health. <BR> <BR> I look forward to getting to know my teammates...I want to be active, but be gentle, it may tak... Mon, 22 Oct 2012 02:59:22 EST Hello everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12520x50488197 My name is Sephora, and no, you do NOT pronounce it like the make-up store! It's actually pronounced as if the o wasn't there -- kind of like how you would pronounce Deborah. Rather than remember that, though, most people just call me Seph or Sephy. <BR> <BR> I'm a 23 year old college student majoring in English lit. I'm also an aspiring writer, a lover of all things vintage, and I have pretty impressive road rage (quintessential "MASShole"). Like a lot of people, I've tried numerous times ... Sun, 21 Oct 2012 17:29:57 EST Win a goodie...post a recipe with pumpkin in it!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=394x12520x50372582 I just got a 500 pt spark goodie on the bonus spin and since I love pumpkin.... someone will get a 500 pt goodie for posting a pumpkiny recipe (chosen randomly, but all posters will get some goodie from me). <BR> Pumpkin is good for you, can often replace oils & eggs in recipes making them healthier, and tastes devine. <BR> <BR> So share, please...we pumpkinphiles want them.... <BR> <BR> Fun fact: Pumpkins are fruit, not vegetables. They are actually 90% water and are low in calories and h... Sat, 13 Oct 2012 14:03:20 EST Seven-letter words http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=410x12520x50370331 The title says it all -- how many can we come up with? <BR> <BR> concert Sat, 13 Oct 2012 10:30:17 EST