SparkPeople **Positive Sparkers** Team Messageboard 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 Happy Birthday, Rain! <em>244</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> <em>257</em> Sun, 29 Mar 2015 01:34:14 EST Happy Birthday, Shirley (3/24)! <em>244</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> <em>410</em> <em>214</em> <em>126</em> Tue, 24 Mar 2015 05:15:28 EST Happy Birthday, Sue (3/23)! <em>244</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> <em>407</em> <em>146</em> Mon, 23 Mar 2015 02:35:59 EST Happy Birthday, Marcia (3/22)! <em>244</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> <em>410</em> Sun, 22 Mar 2015 03:53:11 EST Happy Birthday, Sparklepie & Macilinn (3/20)! <em>244</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> <em>407</em> <em>179</em> <em>214</em> Thu, 19 Mar 2015 00:17:29 EST Happy Birthday, Gloria & Robin (3/19)! <em>244</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> <em>67</em> (May sunny days greet you) <em>19</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> Thu, 19 Mar 2015 00:15:19 EST Happy St. Patrick's Day! Happy St. Patrick's Day! <em>137</em> <em>437</em> <em>440</em> <em>438</em> <BR> <BR> Under the Exercise, Health, questions, & spark News forum, <BR> Feel free to answer WHY you feel you are A LUCKY PERSON. Tue, 17 Mar 2015 01:46:58 EST Happy Birthday, Jennifer (3/17)! <em>244</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> <BR> Happy Birthday and the luck of the Irish with you! <em>437</em> <em>441</em> <em>440</em> <em>137</em> <em>724</em> Tue, 17 Mar 2015 01:41:56 EST Happy belated birthday. Cathy (3-12)! <em>244</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> <em>137</em> Sat, 14 Mar 2015 23:35:13 EST Happy Birthday, Sue (3/5)! <em>244</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> <em>410</em> <em>144</em> <em>137</em> Fri, 6 Mar 2015 23:32:26 EST Happy Birthday, Monica (3/4)! <em>244</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> <em>410</em> <em>437</em> <em>440</em> Tue, 3 Mar 2015 23:50:10 EST Happy B-day, Shamrocky2k, Ladyirish317, & Kelly! <em>244</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> <em>437</em> <em>137</em> <em>410</em> Mon, 2 Mar 2015 02:53:32 EST Happy Birthday, Josie (3/1)! <em>244</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> <em>410</em> <em>137</em> Sun, 1 Mar 2015 04:37:58 EST Happy Birthday, Kelley421 (2/28)! <em>244</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> <em>410</em> Sat, 28 Feb 2015 01:47:03 EST Happy Birthday, BarabooDan1 (2/27)! <em>244</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> <em>410</em> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 00:02:24 EST Happy Birthday Sandy (2/23) & Deb (2/25)! <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>244</em> Tue, 24 Feb 2015 05:30:15 EST I am a lucky person because... In honor of St. Patrick's day, feel free to say / share why you have been a lucky person. <BR> <BR> I am lucky because ... <BR> <BR> I have friends and family <BR> In my country, we have freedoms of speech, press, & religion <BR> Compared to a lot of the people in the world, just owning a car, having a place to live with heat, would make me a wealthy person in comparison, <BR> <BR> God bless you all! Thu, 19 Feb 2015 00:13:47 EST Happy Birthday, Laurene (2/20)! <em>244</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> <em>125</em> Wed, 18 Feb 2015 23:54:35 EST Happy Birthday, disappearing1 & KateJM (2/19)! <em>383</em> <em>244</em> <em>236</em> Wed, 18 Feb 2015 04:39:05 EST Happy Birthday, ChaliceFlower (2/16)! <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>244</em> Mon, 16 Feb 2015 05:11:27 EST Happy Birthday, 7Farmer (2/15)! <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>244</em> Sun, 15 Feb 2015 02:31:41 EST Happy Birthday, Happy1049! (2/10) <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>244</em> Tue, 10 Feb 2015 05:05:30 EST Happy Birthday Edwards1411 & Martha (2/8)! <em>383</em> <em>236</em> <em>244</em> <em>179</em> <em>26</em> Sat, 7 Feb 2015 05:48:04 EST Happy Birthday, Nanadee (2/2)! <em>383</em> <em>244</em> <em>236</em> <BR> Please try to influence the groundhog - I am tired of winter! <BR> <BR> Mon, 2 Feb 2015 03:14:49 EST Happy Birthday, Trish (1/26)! <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>244</em> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 03:52:20 EST Happy Birthday, Mary (1/22)! Happy Birthday, Mary! Hope it is a good one! <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>244</em> Wed, 21 Jan 2015 02:07:08 EST Happy Birthday, Brenda (1/13)! <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>244</em> Tue, 13 Jan 2015 00:03:55 EST Happy Belated birthday, LisaLucas23 (1/3)! So <em>245</em> I hope you had a great <em>383</em> ! Sat, 10 Jan 2015 00:05:02 EST Happy Birthday SunnyDeja (1/9)! <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>244</em> Fri, 9 Jan 2015 01:14:04 EST Happy Birthday, Pamela (1/6)! <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>244</em> Mon, 5 Jan 2015 05:34:16 EST Happy belated B-day, FitnessRemix (12/31)! <em>245</em> <em>383</em> <em>244</em> Sat, 3 Jan 2015 01:43:30 EST Happy Belated B-day, KPace7 & Kathy (12/29)! <em>245</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Sat, 3 Jan 2015 01:42:36 EST Happy belated b-day, Beth (12/19) & Anna (12/28)! <em>245</em> <em>383</em> Sat, 3 Jan 2015 01:41:30 EST Happy Belated Birthday, Sarah (12/16)! <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>244</em> Wed, 17 Dec 2014 05:19:54 EST Happy Birthday, Stephanie (12/17)! <em>383</em> Serenity 143143! Tue, 16 Dec 2014 00:16:29 EST Just Joined the Team Hi, my name is Amy and I'm from MI. I joined SparkPeople last year, hoping that joining would be a motivator. Well, it took me another year (and 20 lbs) to find the motivation to start putting myself on my priority list! <BR> <BR> I joined Weight Watchers in the fall and have lost about half the weight that I'd like to lose. Now that I'm serious about taking care of myself, I thought that it would be a great time to start SparkPeople again. I' not fully up and running with tracking on the ... Sun, 14 Dec 2014 21:10:29 EST Hi Hi everyone I am new here. I have a massive amount of weight to lose so i'm aiming at 50 lbs. per time as a goal. I have struggled with staying commited to any program and came across sparkpeople while doing an internet search. I'm hoping to meet fun, supportive people who have the same goals as myself. So far i'm liking the website however i'm sure i'm not understanding the entire thing and all the benefits it has to offer so any suggestions and tips would be appreciated ! Sat, 13 Dec 2014 10:53:57 EST Happy Birthday, Self_Respect (12/12)! <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>244</em> Fri, 12 Dec 2014 03:50:34 EST Happy Birthday, Holly (12/10)! <em>244</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Wed, 10 Dec 2014 00:27:56 EST Happy Birthday, Debbie (12/8)! <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>244</em> Sun, 7 Dec 2014 23:59:27 EST Happy Birthday, Carol (12/5)! <em>244</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Fri, 5 Dec 2014 04:43:23 EST Hi I just wanted to quickly introduce myself :) My name is Michelle and I am from Canada, I am not new to spark but have decided to start over again and re give it a go. In the past I have joined teams and stayed pretty quiet not really getting active on the message boards and this time through i'm hoping to change that. Its super easy to just walk away from spark when your quietly in the backround unnoticed but if I actually get to know people who can help keep me accountable I won't be able to... Sat, 29 Nov 2014 23:22:51 EST Happy B-Day, Heidi (11/26) & Shirley (11/28)! <em>244</em> <em>383</em> <em>244</em> Fri, 28 Nov 2014 00:00:43 EST Team Newbie Hello Positive Sparkers! My name is Adrienne. I am not new to Spark but I am trying to renew my motivation as it is slowly waning. I look forward to meeting you all and reading those positive comments. We all need to be reminded sometimes about the good in life- gotta keep yourself out of that negative mindset! Sat, 22 Nov 2014 10:51:28 EST Happy Birthday, LiveWellAndFit (11/22)! <em>383</em> <em>236</em> <em>236</em> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 02:33:28 EST Happy Birthday, DreamNScheme (11/13)! <em>244</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> <em>383</em> Thu, 13 Nov 2014 04:58:49 EST Happy Birthday, Losen4sizes (11/12)! <em>244</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> <em>383</em> Wed, 12 Nov 2014 01:02:51 EST Happy Birthday, Jenny (11/11)! <em>244</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> <em>383</em> Mon, 10 Nov 2014 00:35:17 EST Happy Birthday, 40PuddleJumper (11/9)! <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> <em>244</em> Sun, 9 Nov 2014 01:07:17 EST Happy Birthday, Sara (11/7)! <em>383</em> <em>244</em> <em>383</em> Fri, 7 Nov 2014 00:27:18 EST Happy Birthday, Quanyin1 (11/1)! <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Sat, 1 Nov 2014 00:02:54 EST Happy B-Day Mary (10/25), Myrtly, & Deidre 10/26 <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Sun, 26 Oct 2014 00:36:08 EST Happy Birthday, Cathy (10/22)! <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:27:20 EST Happy Birthday BeckyLiz (10/16)! <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Thu, 16 Oct 2014 01:13:27 EST Happy Birthday, Jen & Teresa (10/12)! <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Sun, 12 Oct 2014 00:08:54 EST Happy Birthday, Melissa (10/6)! <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Mon, 6 Oct 2014 01:01:03 EST It's My Birthday (10/4) - Deborah-Sims Feel free to wish me a Happy Birthday if you want. <BR> Hope every has a wonderful weekend! <BR> -Deborah-Sims Sat, 4 Oct 2014 00:42:17 EST Happy Birthday, Kathryn (10/3 or 10/13)! <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Wed, 1 Oct 2014 00:09:51 EST Happy Birthday, Cindy and Tricia (10/1)! <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Wed, 1 Oct 2014 00:03:01 EST Happy Birthday, Gailwinds1 (9/23)! <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Mon, 22 Sep 2014 23:28:12 EST Happy Birthday, LiveLightenFree (9/20)! <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Sat, 20 Sep 2014 00:22:30 EST Happy Birthday, Glenzetta & Tracy (9/14)! <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Sun, 14 Sep 2014 00:46:46 EST Happy Birthday Beth (9/3) & Amanda (9/4)! <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Tue, 2 Sep 2014 23:54:45 EST Happy Birthday, Angela & Chrissi (8/30)! <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Sat, 30 Aug 2014 23:36:58 EST Happy Birthday, Beth (8/28/)! <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 01:16:34 EST Happy Belated Birthday, Sparked2bFit (8/25)! Hope it was a good one - Keep on Celebrating YOU! Wed, 27 Aug 2014 02:46:42 EST Happy Birthday, Stephanie (8/25-Monday)! <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Sat, 23 Aug 2014 06:12:28 EST Happy Birthday, Kris (8/18)! <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 02:17:29 EST Happy Birthday, Jessie (8/17)! <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Sun, 17 Aug 2014 06:24:34 EST Happy Birthday Smiley3826 & Jakkii (8/16)! <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Sat, 16 Aug 2014 06:24:14 EST Happy Birthday, Annie(8/15)! <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Fri, 15 Aug 2014 04:31:14 EST Happy Birthday, Linda (8/12), Maria & Jenny (8/13) Happy Birthday Everyone! Blessings! Tue, 12 Aug 2014 05:07:22 EST Happy Birthday, Angie (8/10)! <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Sun, 10 Aug 2014 05:46:11 EST Happy Birthday, Ilene Rachel (8/4)! <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Mon, 4 Aug 2014 04:38:16 EST Happy Birthday, Lioness81 (8/1)! <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Fri, 1 Aug 2014 04:55:38 EST Positive roll models A - Z List someone famous or a job title of a person that we look up to. <BR> <BR> Abraham Lincoln Wed, 30 Jul 2014 01:08:25 EST Happy Belated Birthday, Forzachandmatt! (7/26) <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:50:53 EST Happy Birthday, Dazzeedoo (7/21)! <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:22:49 EST Giving the Team Points? 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)! <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 03:17:14 EST Newbie Here 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) <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Fri, 4 Jul 2014 01:26:50 EST Happy Birthday TLCFME (7/3)! <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 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)! <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)! <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Sat, 28 Jun 2014 01:15:10 EST Happy Birthday Susan (6/27)! <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 00:24:55 EST Happy Birthday, Rosie (6/22)! <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Sun, 22 Jun 2014 23:51:57 EST Happy Birthday, Leanne (6/22)! <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Sun, 22 Jun 2014 03:58:58 EST A summer puzzle <link> </link> Sat, 21 Jun 2014 13:57:53 EST Happy Bithday, Kati (6/19)! <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 05:24:17 EST Happy Birthday, Sandy (June 13)! <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Sat, 14 Jun 2014 01:09:25 EST Positively! 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! <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Mon, 9 Jun 2014 04:35:01 EST Take it or leave it? 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... ...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! <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Thu, 5 Jun 2014 04:21:15 EST Happy Birthday, Karen (6/2)! <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Tue, 3 Jun 2014 00:28:35 EST Happy Birthday, Peggy (5/31)! <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Fri, 30 May 2014 23:45:17 EST Happy Belated Birthday, Becca! <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Thu, 29 May 2014 03:15:39 EST Late Night Snacks 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)! <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 00:35:16 EST Happy belated birthday Sweetpea1954! <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 00:34:13 EST Happy Birthday, Joyseeker24! <em>383</em> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 23:42:46 EST positive this time 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)! <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:17:43 EST Happy Birthday, Carolyn! <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 00:10:14 EST intro;-) 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)! <em>383</em> <em>244</em> Sat, 5 Apr 2014 00:07:35 EST Starting over... 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... 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... 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! <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Thu, 3 Apr 2014 00:32:22 EST Happy birthday, Onicam (4/3/14)! <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!!! 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! <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Sat, 29 Mar 2014 03:30:48 EST Happy Birthday, Shirley! <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 02:42:51 EST Happy Birthday, Marcia & Sue! <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Sat, 22 Mar 2014 23:10:10 EST A puzzle for spring <link> </link> Sat, 22 Mar 2014 12:10:15 EST What Genre of Music gets you MOVIN'? 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> </link> <BR> <BR> Let's Share LIFE - <BR> <BR> Tonya Heathco <BR> National Seizure Disorders Foundation <BR> <link> </link> Sat, 22 Mar 2014 00:44:09 EST Happy Birthday, Sparklepie (3/20)! <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) <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 00:13:53 EST Happy Birthday, Jennifer! <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 00:09:04 EST Happy Birthday, Cathy! <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 00:00:48 EST Saturday Silliness 3/8 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! <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Tue, 4 Mar 2014 23:24:32 EST Happy Birthday, Mary (LadyIrish317) and Kelly! <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! 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! 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! <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Sat, 1 Mar 2014 00:09:06 EST Happy Birthday, Kelley! <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 00:03:57 EST Favorite Olympic Events I liked figure skating and snowboarding. Tue, 25 Feb 2014 00:46:35 EST Happy Birthday, Deb (Today) & BarabooDan1 (2/27) <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 00:42:09 EST Happy Birthday, Sandy! <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Sun, 23 Feb 2014 00:05:02 EST Happy Birthday, Laurene (2/20)! <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 00:09:00 EST Happy Birthday, Disappearing1 (2/19)! <em>383</em> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 00:08:09 EST New to the team! 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 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! 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! <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Sun, 16 Feb 2014 00:19:28 EST New to Team <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 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 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! 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! Happy Birthday! <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Sat, 8 Feb 2014 00:07:58 EST Getting exercise with the Olympics 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 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! <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Have a good one! Sun, 2 Feb 2014 00:05:06 EST Hello, Positive Sparkers! 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 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! <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Sun, 26 Jan 2014 01:52:50 EST Hello <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 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)! <em>383</em> <em>244</em> Sat, 11 Jan 2014 00:04:06 EST Happy Birthday, Sunnydeja! <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Thu, 9 Jan 2014 03:29:17 EST Happy Belated Birthday Pamela! (1/6) Happy Belated birthday! Keep on partying! Wed, 8 Jan 2014 00:16:03 EST Likin' the Sound Of The Name Of the Team! 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 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 "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)! 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 ! <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Have a good one! Sun, 29 Dec 2013 01:28:46 EST Happy Birthday, Anna! <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Sat, 28 Dec 2013 00:15:08 EST Happy Holidays!!! <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)! <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)! <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 00:30:38 EST New To Team 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! <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 00:49:37 EST Happy Birthday Holly (12/10)! <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Sun, 8 Dec 2013 23:55:08 EST Happy Birthday, Debbie! <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Sun, 8 Dec 2013 00:10:27 EST Happy Birthday on December 5, Carol! <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Tue, 3 Dec 2013 00:00:15 EST Happy birthday, Shirley (11/28)! <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 00:23:22 EST Happy Birthday, Heidi! <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 00:32:36 EST A Thanksgiving puzzle <link> </link> Sat, 23 Nov 2013 10:38:08 EST New member from Washington State 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 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! 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! <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 00:15:09 EST Happy Birthday, tomorrow, Losen4sizes! <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 00:13:04 EST Happy Birthday, Jenny! <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 00:12:09 EST Happy Birthday Thursday, Sara! <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Mon, 4 Nov 2013 23:37:11 EST Happy belated birthday, Quanyin1! <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Sat, 2 Nov 2013 01:06:37 EST Happy Belated birthday, Deidre! <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Sun, 27 Oct 2013 00:08:19 EST A Halloween puzzle <link> </link> Sat, 26 Oct 2013 09:52:39 EST Happy Birthday Saturday, Myrtly! <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! <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 02:10:33 EST Happy Birthday, Becky Liz! <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 00:32:41 EST Saturday Silliness 10/12 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! <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Sat, 12 Oct 2013 01:03:11 EST Happy Birthday, Melissa! <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 Overweight News Anchor Responds to Bully's Email. Must See! <em>272</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><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 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! <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! <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Tue, 1 Oct 2013 00:01:10 EST Happy Birthdat Saturday, Mrs*Radish! Happy Birthday, Lainie! Fri, 27 Sep 2013 00:36:43 EST Happy belated birthday, Gailwinds1 <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 01:31:36 EST Happy Birthday, Liveligh tenfree! <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 01:58:54 EST Happy Birthday, Glenzetta & Tracy! <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Sat, 14 Sep 2013 04:53:12 EST Happy Birthday Wednesday, Amanda! 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! 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! <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 00:18:55 EST Happy belated birthday, Beth! <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 00:17:52 EST Happy Birthday, Stephanie (Sunday)! <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Sat, 24 Aug 2013 00:34:28 EST Happy Birthday, Kris! <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Sun, 18 Aug 2013 00:40:30 EST Happy Birthday, Jessie! <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Sat, 17 Aug 2013 02:13:49 EST Happy Birthday Smiley and Jakkii! <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 00:33:38 EST Happy Birthday Annie! <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 00:32:36 EST Happy Birthday, Maria and Jenny! <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 00:33:09 EST Happy Birthday, Lbryson26 & Linda! <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Mon, 12 Aug 2013 00:10:18 EST "U" turn 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! <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Sat, 10 Aug 2013 01:31:02 EST Grocery shopping questions for all 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 :) 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! <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Sun, 4 Aug 2013 00:46:22 EST August puzzle <link><BR>?z=1 </link> Sat, 3 Aug 2013 12:00:21 EST Hello 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! <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Wed, 31 Jul 2013 23:59:51 EST Just joined the team! 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 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! <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Sun, 21 Jul 2013 01:13:48 EST Hi!!! 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? 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.)! <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 01:20:40 EST New to Sparkpeople 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 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! <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Fri, 5 Jul 2013 04:01:14 EST Happy Birthday, Ticfme! <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Wed, 3 Jul 2013 02:49:34 EST Happy Birthday, Christina! <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Tue, 2 Jul 2013 03:16:57 EST Happy Birthday on Sunday, Debra! <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Sat, 29 Jun 2013 01:00:18 EST A rainy day quiz 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! <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Fri, 28 Jun 2013 01:00:06 EST Happy Birthday, Susan! <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 00:06:16 EST Summer puzzle <link> </link> Sat, 22 Jun 2013 11:24:01 EST Happy Birthday, Rosie & Leanne! <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Sat, 22 Jun 2013 00:12:29 EST Happy Birthday, Kati! <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Wed, 19 Jun 2013 01:55:18 EST Happy Birthday, Sandy! <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Thu, 13 Jun 2013 01:17:22 EST I was looking for positive, active teams... 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 <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 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 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 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 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 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><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5367498 </link> <BR> <em>244</em> Sat, 25 May 2013 13:27:49 EST A Memorial Day puzzle <link> </link> Sat, 25 May 2013 10:58:03 EST Happy Birthday, Sandy! <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Sat, 25 May 2013 01:36:25 EST Happy Birthday, Michelle! <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Fri, 24 May 2013 00:45:52 EST A sweet story about a great lady <link><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 "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! <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Tue, 21 May 2013 00:55:24 EST Hi Sparkies! 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! <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Sat, 18 May 2013 00:40:45 EST Happy Birthday, MediaMs7! <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Fri, 17 May 2013 01:54:52 EST Happy Birthday Brandie & Cmelose <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Wed, 15 May 2013 00:20:16 EST Happy Birthday, Susie! <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Mon, 13 May 2013 00:03:26 EST Saturday Silliness 5/10 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! <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Thu, 9 May 2013 23:06:36 EST Happy Birthday, Judy Poppins! <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> We miss you! Sat, 4 May 2013 01:51:03 EST Happy Birthday, Judy Poppins! <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> We miss you! Sat, 4 May 2013 01:40:13 EST Happy Birthday, Mi-Ellkaybee! <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Thu, 2 May 2013 01:25:29 EST Exercising outdoors? 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! <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Mon, 29 Apr 2013 00:54:56 EST A puzzle for Saturday <link> </link> Sat, 27 Apr 2013 12:41:04 EST Happy Birthday Sweetpea1954! <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Sat, 27 Apr 2013 00:06:49 EST Saturday Silliness 4/20 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! <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 <BR> Watch when you have an extra 6.5 minutes to spare..... <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Wed, 17 Apr 2013 06:07:09 EST Happy Birthday Danielle! <em>236</em> <em>383</em> Happy Birthday! <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Wed, 17 Apr 2013 00:31:09 EST Newbie here 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! <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! 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!! <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 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 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!!! 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!!! <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 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!! 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 A - Amiable Sun, 24 Mar 2013 18:09:31 EST An Easter puzzle <link> </link> Sun, 24 Mar 2013 13:01:39 EST Happy birthday Glo - Gloria!! <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!!! <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 Happy Birthday! Have a wonderful day! Sun, 17 Mar 2013 00:09:46 EST Happy Birthday Cathy!! 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! 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 <link> </link> Sat, 9 Mar 2013 10:56:59 EST History of Easter candy 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! <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! 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!!!!!! 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 Caramel Cadbury eggs Sat, 2 Mar 2013 01:18:03 EST Happy Birthday Josie! <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 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 <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 <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" 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! 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!!!! <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 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! <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! 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! 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! 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 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