SparkPeople Facebook Members Team Messageboard A place for Sparkpeople who are also on Facebook to connect. SparkPeople Facebook Members Team Messageboard Here's where all my RECIPES live! All the RECIPES I post on Spark People &amp; Healthy Meal Plans: <BR> <link><BR>dpincess/ </link> <BR> <BR> My Instagram: <link><BR>fer </link> Sat, 20 Aug 2016 00:21:26 EST BACK AGAIN II WAS HERE 4 YEARS AGO. <BR> MY HUBBY PASSED AWAY IN 2011. <BR> I HAVE GAINED 30 POUNDS SINCE HE HAS BEEN GONE.. <BR> I NEED ALL THE HELP AND ENCORAGMENT I CAN GET.. <BR> THANK U ALL. <BR> <BR> <BR> Wed, 9 Mar 2016 10:12:02 EST Hi everyone! My name is Heather and I am a 34 year old mom of 1. My son is 7 and has aspergers syndrome, my husband is a truck driver and is out 2 weeks at a time, and my mom (who lives with us) was just recently diagnosed with cancer. Life around here is pretty stressful right now and I don't get alot of time to focus on working on me. When I'm not stressing out about everyone else I like to play video games, mostly sim type games or tycoon games.I am also going back to school to get my high school diplo... Tue, 20 Jan 2015 02:43:23 EST starting over Hi. I am starting over. We have had so much grief in the last 6 months. I have decided enough is enough. I am looking for friends on facebook and spark. I need someone to talk to and keep me going. Fri, 26 Dec 2014 19:57:17 EST Hi, new to the team. Hi I'M Jennifer new to the team I am always on facebook so thought this might help keep me motivated. feel free to add me on fb Mon, 19 May 2014 11:19:02 EST Hello, New Here! Hi <BR> <BR> I was on Sparkpeople a couple of years ago, but it wasn't long before I was struggling and gave up. On Jan 1, I stepped on the scales and had to do something! I had never thought about a team for facebook users... sounds like fun! So I just joined and thought I should introduce myself. <BR> <BR> I am a little over a month into my new plan and am doing great! I have never made it this far into a new "diet" feeling so motivated and energized! I've lost over 20 lbs, 17", and ... Fri, 7 Feb 2014 18:05:30 EST 3rd Time's a Charm -- RIGHT?! Good afternoon all! I have been around Spark b4 (twice) - I'm embarassed to admit that. I have tried self determination, deprivation, kicking my own rear end, and just can't seem to find the motivation to make something happen. I was in a local TOPS group about 10-12 years ago & had success. I hit my goal!! Then, life got busy with my daughter (a teenager at the time) and I didn't have the time needed to dedicate to TOPS & made every excuse in the book for letting myself go again. I got... Thu, 6 Feb 2014 16:26:00 EST HOW MUCH WATER DID YOU DRINK TODAY? OUR COUCHES TELLS US TO DRINK A LEAST 8 GLASSES OF WATER PER DAY. OUR BODIES NEEDS IT. Tue, 14 Jan 2014 04:50:25 EST just got my sparkfit in the mail, also on Facebook <em>446</em> Just got over an injury that kept me on crutches for 12 weeks and recouperating for another 12, started out with 20 to lose to begin with so now up to almost 50. Would like to work most of it off by my daughters college graduation in AUG. Would love to chat with anyone doing the same, gonna be a long year but I can do it. LOVE the spark bit!! Wed, 27 Nov 2013 14:22:14 EST Looking for buddies to help keep me on track. I'm looking for a FB buddy or buddies to help keep me on track and who I can do the same for. Someone to talk to about weightloss. I'm currently 226 lbs. I have at least 100 lbs to lose. Thanks. <BR> <BR> Heather Sat, 23 Nov 2013 17:38:29 EST Hey Been on Sparkpeople for awhile and Facebook for awhile. I always like new friends. I play a lot games, but I am a mom of 5, married (share the profile with my hubby), 39, and l am looking for more support on my weight loss goals, but my wall is really all over the place. If you want a new friend : Thu, 10 Oct 2013 20:56:15 EST Hi Everyone. New Here. Hi everyone. I joined spark people last year but ended up quitting. So I'm back with a new name and hopefully a new attitude. I'm going to be 52 this year. It's time that I get serious about losing weight and quit making excuses. Sun, 24 Mar 2013 22:46:13 EST Has anyone found that being on FB with SP helps? I have a FB account and if I thought it would help keep me stay on track and focused on losing and keeping weight off, that would be wonderful. <BR> <BR> Hugs, <BR> Charlie Mon, 3 Dec 2012 14:10:36 EST animals in roots how do i get them out help i try n try Tue, 31 Jul 2012 22:07:24 EST Hi all Hi all, <BR> <BR> I am Amanda from Lousiana,I am 29 years old and need to lose 30 pounds.I have a few health problems that are making my weight loss journey a very slow one.I have a lot of fitness dvds that I use including Leslie Sansone billy blanks and a few others along my collection.I have just recently been doing turbofire,turbojam and chelene extreme.Looking for frends that can help and support me along the way,feel free to add me.Need a lot of support.Looking forward to meeting new fr... Fri, 20 Jul 2012 16:19:02 EST Live WELL Laugh OFTEN Love MUCH Hello, I was introduced to SparkPeople by a young lady co-worker about a year ago and i've dabbled in it here and there and have always found it to be very interesting and interactive. This year i've decided to commit to a healthy lifestyle and look forward to any and all encouraging information, tips & tools. Don't ever hesitate to reach out to me. I've been told I'm a very friendly face in the crowd. Wishing All great sucess in their goals, whatever they may be. Wishing You Peace & Serenity... Wed, 11 Jul 2012 12:18:14 EST farm ville i am looking for ACTIVE farm ville players i have played this ever since it started although i am not that good just lately i have got into it alot more but i am finding most of my friends have faded away and i am finding it hard to complete the challenges anyone want to help me? my email is on my spark page just state you are from spark and i will accept you as a friend <BR> thanks Wed, 4 Jul 2012 13:15:23 EST castleville players any help or tips how to advance without paying real money would be a great help, thanks Tue, 29 May 2012 15:12:17 EST New member! Hi, I'm Heather! I'm 29, from Hampton, VA. I'm a mother of 2 little girls. I've been a member of Sparkpeople for years now. In the past 2 months, I've completed an 8k and a 5k, and I have recently decided to sign up for a half marathon that's on October 7th, so I have 5 months to train! I'm both excited and nervous! I'm pretty active on both Sparkpeople and Facebook, but I'd like more Facebook friends that are interested in the same things I am...getting back into shape! I can be there to sup... Tue, 8 May 2012 13:44:52 EST hello! Hi! Im new to this team. : ) Sun, 6 May 2012 22:35:50 EST looking for new friends friends who love spark and facebook,please follow my journey on whitneys war with weight page on facebook Thu, 3 May 2012 08:09:27 EST I am back on Spark! Add me on facebook too if you'd like. Sheri Krentz or my link is Tue, 1 May 2012 20:07:18 EST hi there Hello, im new to this group, and have just recently rejoined Spark. I joined facebook initially to keep an eye on my grandkids but have enjoyed meeting up with old friends and making new ones. I play some of the games and since retirement ive had more time to spare and am quite 'hooked' on a couple. lol. So hopefully can meet some new friends through Spark. <BR> Eileen Fri, 27 Apr 2012 12:40:06 EST Spark/FB buddies! I would LOVE to have some of my Spark friends on FB, it may help spread the Spark with more status updates and comments, etc! Add me if you like - <BR> <BR> Hope to see you there! Thu, 12 Apr 2012 15:23:29 EST Sparkpeople support group on FB<BR>t/?ref=notif&notif_t=group_r2j <BR> <BR> I'm the new admin of a sparkpeople group on FB :) Adding new members every day! Mon, 9 Apr 2012 20:57:03 EST Thank you! Thanks you everyone who sent me wonderful birthday wishes! Sat, 31 Mar 2012 15:31:57 EST Hello! *WAVES* Hi All! My name is Liz, and I'm a 46 year old wife, mother and grandmother hailing from South Central PA. I'm not new to Spark or this team; I've just been known by a few different usernames over the years. In fact, I've been a member of SP on and off since 2006. I've deleted and created more SP accounts than I care to admit. But, I figure as long as I keep coming back, it means that I haven't given up, right? So, here I am again. The "skinny" is I've been up and down the scale like most of u... Tue, 20 Mar 2012 20:41:11 EST HELP PLEASE!!!! i have started playing city ville and the hidden object games andi need help,, how do i expand my city? and what is the point of the hidden object game iseemto be playing the same scenes over and over Thu, 16 Feb 2012 17:18:10 EST Hello.. I am Leslie I am 54 and need to loose 70lbs. I am hoping to do this whithin this year. I hope this site and its wonderful people and their motivation will help me with this journey. I am weak..I need all the help I can get. I started Sparkpeople on Monday, Jan 30th, 2012. So I wish everyone success and please wish me luck...Thank you! Fri, 3 Feb 2012 13:48:36 EST hi im new If you would like to add me to your facebook my email is just state your from sparkpeople. Sun, 29 Jan 2012 18:59:40 EST FB ACCOUNTABIL ITY/SUPPORT GROUP Hey facebookers if anyone is interested in joining a new accountability support group here is the link. Copy and Paste and click the Ask to Join and I will gladly approve you. <BR> <BR><BR>ATIME.YES.I.CAN/ Sun, 15 Jan 2012 23:55:01 EST ADDDDDDDDDDDD MEEEEEEEEEE:) <BR> Stephanie M Bawden Kerr. <BR> <BR> Add me! <BR> <BR> HS Sat, 14 Jan 2012 23:22:22 EST Frackle Just started playing this .... <BR> Mycafemoo Sparks ... Add Me on FB <BR> Sat, 17 Dec 2011 19:55:48 EST Happy Pets Love this game .... you adopt pets,feed, and breed them! <BR> <BR> <BR> Mycafemoo Sparks ... Add Me on FB Sat, 17 Dec 2011 19:53:47 EST Ok thought was done...... Now I am playing a game called do i get sucked in all the Thu, 8 Dec 2011 08:15:16 EST i am back on farmville and i need loads of help i am so fed up with the pioneer traill not loading i have gone back to my original game farmville but i am so far behind my farm friends i need loads of help <em>303</em> Mon, 5 Dec 2011 16:46:10 EST Please friend me on fb I really need the support and motivation. I am listed as Linda D. Schlicher. Sat, 26 Nov 2011 20:04:26 EST ~Newbie On The Block!~ Hi Sparkies. My name is Kim. I've lost weight in the past and need to do so again. I am looking for some support along the way too...hopefully this team will offer the support I am looking for. <BR> <BR> Don't be shy - if you have a couple of minutes -- drop by my page & say hi. :) <BR> <BR> <em>236</em> Have a great weekend! <BR> <BR> ~Kim <BR> <em>465</em> Fri, 25 Nov 2011 16:58:52 EST What games have you quit and/or left behind? Whether it's Zynga, Kabaam or any of the others. We all have our reasons for quitting.. <BR> <BR> I just recently quit cafe world. I made it to almost level 600 but I got tired of not having a break for my real life away from the game. It was mission after mission. Latest one has over 100 missions included. Only good prize goes to first 100 finishers. (I know a few where their home life is suffering because of the game, they have stopped doing housework, taken days off work, not sleeping, s... Tue, 22 Nov 2011 19:51:42 EST add me on fb the names Michaela Dawn Hantzsche Tue, 22 Nov 2011 19:34:38 EST Just wanted to say <BR> I've added alot of people from this team on Facebook...just wanted to say thanks for everyone who has added me!! I hope I can help support you on here and on Fb...Im on fb a helluva lot more than happy fb and sp ing y'all lol <BR> <BR> Thanks <BR> Steph <BR> <BR> HS Sun, 23 Oct 2011 22:03:43 EST Hey I'm new to this team!! <BR> Hey add me on Facebook... <BR> <BR> Stephanie M Bawden Kerr...My profile photo is of Puss in Boots from Shrek! I love love love Facebook and making friends! <BR> <BR> Let the friend making begin! <BR> <BR> HS Sat, 22 Oct 2011 10:13:24 EST add me on facebook<BR>sche Wed, 19 Oct 2011 08:07:22 EST new look FB opinions??? What is your opinion? Personally ido`nt like it i can`t find anything Fri, 23 Sep 2011 15:01:36 EST Hi.. My name is... Hi Everyone! ... My name is Kim. Been here before - needed a new start. I am hoping this time will be the time that my spark is re-lighted. :) I live in Toronto Canada with my husband. Don't have any kids but lots of stuffed animals. :) I am addicted to horror movies, facebook, hello kitty, black&white photography, reading, listening to music (all kinds), and apparently collecting stuffed animals. :) <BR> <BR> I am a binge-eater, late night snacker, emotional eater, addicted to food... Sun, 11 Sep 2011 22:42:33 EST This is a post going all around facebook. I wanted to stop by and pass it along to everyone here. <BR> <BR> TOMORROW ON FACEBOOK FROM 8:46 AM TILL 10:28 AM ...EVERYONE ON FB SHOULD BE SILENT. NO POSTING OR CHAT....FROM THE TIME THE FIRST PLANE HIT UNTIL THE LAST BUILDING DROPPED!!!!! IF YOU LIKE THIS RE POST IT...EVERYONE SHOULD BE RE POSTING IT, IT IS THE LEAST WE CAN DO!!!!!! Let's turn Facebook silent as a mark of respect. Sun, 11 Sep 2011 01:22:49 EST Get the Sweet from the Weight Loss Bee Hive How many times have I lost weight, only to gain it back?...... <BR> <BR> Would I have been better off just accepting my bumps and bulges and jiggly-fat and learn to be content with the body God seemed to give me?..... <BR> <BR> I think not! <BR> Click to read more… <BR> <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=4460780 </link> Thu, 1 Sep 2011 16:25:37 EST returning back to spark people Hi I am new to this team. I have been away from spark people for a while I have been taking care of some things. I just had hernia surgery and I still have to have neck surgery then I can start exercising again. Until then I am just going to diet. My name is Crystal and I am 53 if anyone wants to be my friend on facebook and they enjoy playing the games like Cafeworld, Cityville and then friend me and I will add you as my neighbor. Wed, 17 Aug 2011 13:55:50 EST Newbie Hiya <em>213</em> My name is Michelle I have decided to really do it this time. In order to be successful I need you guys so here I am. I'm on facebook and twitter so let's do this together. I need you <em>252</em> Tue, 16 Aug 2011 17:23:30 EST New to this team Hello everyone! My name is Monica. I'm a medical assistant, studying to be a ultrasound tech. I go to school during the day and work the graveyard shift. So I'm basically up at crazy hours. I joined Sparkpeople some time ago, but never really made use of the website. I been struggling lately to keep a positive attitude. I figured maybe if I go onto Sparkpeople more, I can stop gaining weight, and start losing, and stay motivated to get in shape. I love facebook, go on it all the time. So I th... Tue, 9 Aug 2011 04:51:41 EST Cafe World Updates Is anyone else having major issues with their game since the new update and the new side missions? It's driving me insane. Fri, 8 Jul 2011 09:43:50 EST Looking For Facebook And Spark Buddies Hey all... <BR> <BR> I am looking for facebook and spark buddies to share the spark. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>02592606707 </link> <BR> <BR> Thanks Tue, 5 Jul 2011 12:18:49 EST friends onface book, how many do you have? just curious to know how many freinds do you all have on FB and do you know all personally or they gaming friends Wed, 29 Jun 2011 10:28:27 EST (MIAGDE) Make It A Great Day, Everyday! Hello Everyone, <BR> <em>213</em> <BR> My name is David and I have joined your group today 6-29-2011 <BR> I would love for you to visit and join me on my Facebook Page. I post a Daily Inspirational message everyday. Come check it out. I also Blog it on my Sparkpage as well. <BR> Make It A Great Day, Everyday! <link><BR>at-Day-Everyday/54130175874 </link> <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Wed, 29 Jun 2011 09:47:08 EST newbie Hi <BR> <BR> My name is Sabrina, am from The Netherlands. <BR> Been with spark since january '10... Sat, 4 Jun 2011 16:48:14 EST New here My name is Jenn. I am 23, a wife and am the mother of two boys, 20 months and 1 month old. <BR> <BR> I gained over 60lbs with my first pregnancy and maintained all of that weight between pregnancies. So I am back to my "birthing weight" of almost 200lbs again. I miss my pre-pregnancy weight of 130. Lol <BR> <BR> I started using Spark People last year right before I found out I was pregnant again, and the site and motivation from everyone was amazing. So I have decided to come back and get ... Wed, 1 Jun 2011 23:05:03 EST Garden Of Time New game on facebook and I love it " Garden Of Time" come join me Rose Vanderburg or posey440 see you there Thu, 26 May 2011 11:16:39 EST frontier problems for months nowi have`nt been able to load the frontier game every day i collect my gifts that's fine but when i go to play the game i wo`nt load i amgetting so fed up with it. and i am getting so far behind i am getting so fed up with it is anyone else having these problems? Sat, 21 May 2011 09:41:19 EST Howdy from OKC. New here Howdy. I'm Shawn. Last November, I had to have emergency surgery on my stomach. I had a hiatal hernia that went bad. Most of my stomach went popped into my lung cavity. Very painful. Surgery went well. I weighed 310 before surgery, now I way 260. When they repaired my stomach, they wrapped the top half of my stomach around my esophagus and stapled together and repaired my diaphragm. Now I can't eat as much in a setting. <BR> My goal is to keep eating healthy and control how I eat.... Sun, 15 May 2011 22:15:38 EST Facebook passwords change your passwords on facebook...theyve been leaking data about us all.... <BR> (per my son who says "it's all over the place about the passwords...") Wed, 11 May 2011 12:28:45 EST rain totals for your state wow we have probably 16 inches thus far in april. Ohio river above flood stage. Roads closed and moving the horses from the river downs. I am tired of this!!! Tue, 26 Apr 2011 16:05:41 EST Hi from Texas Hi all. My name is Stephanie and I live in central Texas. I joined SP in 2006, but it took a few years for me to get active on this site. I love to run and participate in 5Ks, half-marathons, etc., and plan to run my first full marathon in November. I also like to read, travel, and cook (especially learning new healthy recipes). I think Facebook would be a great way to keep motivated and support each other with our fitness goals. If you'd like to add me, please let me know. Sun, 17 Apr 2011 21:30:24 EST face book home page I don't know why they are doing this but I don't see everyone I used to find on my home page. Just regulars. Is anyone else having this problem <BR> Now farmville is driving me crazy. I have the new english farm will palnt something that takes 4 hours but for me 24??? <BR> I spend way too much time on computer <em>224</em> Fri, 8 Apr 2011 10:19:39 EST country farm on farmville?? I got mine and expanded. The seeds I planted r not growing so have not a clue <BR> I am more into farmtown and cityville. Tue, 29 Mar 2011 12:45:40 EST what is your biggest downfall today For me stress is at the top <BR> when I am stressed no motivation <em>40</em> Tue, 29 Mar 2011 12:44:08 EST Silliness Here is an idea for those of us who enjoy a variety of Facebook games. Each time you change games, get up and do some exercise (wall push-ups, lunges, crunches, jumping jacks, whatever) as the new page loads..... anyone want to join me? <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> Mon, 28 Mar 2011 18:11:08 EST Hi again everyone... Today i am feeling GREAT. Its my 3rd week back with sparkpeople i have lost 2.5 pounds have been exercising more and more each week and i am remaining positive...if any of my spark friends have facebook pages...come join me. Amy Grant...i also just started a health and wellness group page on help us all stay better connected. <link>Agrant78healthwellness@groups.facebo<BR> </link> Thu, 24 Mar 2011 10:53:11 EST now it is getting warmer out there lets get phisical. i think 100 steps for every hour spent on face book the more time you spend sitting down in front of the computor the more steps you do <BR> good luck every one Wed, 23 Mar 2011 15:57:30 EST now the weather is warming up lets get out there. the challenge for April will be to do a 100 steps for every hour you spend on facebook Wed, 23 Mar 2011 15:42:02 EST New to this group... Hi name is Amy, I rejoined sparkpeople last week so this is round 2. I just found this group today thought i'd check it out. Been on Facebook for a loooong time. Would love to meet some new friends... Thu, 10 Mar 2011 14:12:49 EST Is it raining in your area Ohio and my area north of dayton is flooded. I need a canoe for the front yard. The ohio river is 5 ft above flood stage Wed, 9 Mar 2011 14:39:06 EST frontier problems, anyone else? i have`nt been able to play/ load the frontier for days is anyone else having problems? it is so annoying Thu, 3 Mar 2011 10:37:06 EST Hello from Cleveland Ohio Hi all, not new to SP but just stumbled across this team. I'm 47 years old. Trying to loose about 20lbs, The problem is, I have this horrible love affair with food...ugh. So, I don't post alot of my weight issues on FB as it seems when I do, I have some friends/relatives that will be all negative about it...but I thought if I had some FB friends from spark, you all could give me a little motivation. So feel free to friend me there. Please include a message that you are from Spark so I do... Tue, 1 Mar 2011 19:36:52 EST FB Help - Fan Pages Is there anyway on FB that you can see a list of all your fan pages, I know that there used to be and I cannot find it now! <BR> <BR> I would love to UNLIKE some of them, & can't find the list! <BR> <BR> Thanks! Fri, 18 Feb 2011 22:16:44 EST what r your plans for when weather gets warm For me outdoor running with my new puppy. Long walks with hubby and just enjoy walking in the yard without falling on ice and snow. wash car and the dog Sun, 13 Feb 2011 17:58:24 EST Total Gym Has anyone in this team every use or have a Total Gym? Looking for some input from people who has one or thought about getting one. <BR> <BR> Thank you, <BR> Maggie j. Mon, 7 Feb 2011 15:29:35 EST New to FB and this team I'm still not sure I want to link my facebook (FB) with sparkpeople (SP). When I go to do it, it looks like I'm giving permission for SP to interact with my friends and post things on my page that I might not want??? I hate it when I get something from someone else unless they share it directly so I wouldn't want SP contacting my friends...that's my job, and I talk to plenty of my friend about SP. So, just what happens when I link the 2 together? Sun, 6 Feb 2011 10:01:37 EST Hello from Missouri! Hi everyone - <BR> <BR> I am not new to Sparkpeople, but am new to the team. I spend alot (way too much) time on facebook and not enough doing other active things. I work from home so I don't get out of the house like I should. I am looking to add people to facebook who will help hold me accountable. <BR> <BR>!/profile.php?i<BR>d=803719644 Sat, 29 Jan 2011 00:51:37 EST New 2 Team... Hello All!!! I am a single mom of 3,looking to get me and my family HEALTHY... I work from home on the computer, so I am on facebook all day, so I am so glad to have found this team... I need all the MOTIVATION that I can get right now, as this is going to be a BIG CHANGE for our family... I look forward to getting to all of you... :) <BR> <BR> Feel free to add me on facebook, here is the link... <BR> <BR> <em>249</em> <em>252</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link> Wed, 26 Jan 2011 17:45:26 EST http://www.facebo Tue, 25 Jan 2011 20:33:41 EST what is your goal this year? mine is to reach my goal weight by this time next year Sun, 23 Jan 2011 17:35:28 EST SparkPeople on Facebook! Just want to make sure everyone is aware that you can also connect with us on Facebook by "Liking" our page: <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Hope to see you there! Thu, 20 Jan 2011 13:21:09 EST Weekly Weigh-In I would like to start a new topic to encourage everyone on how they're doing. Lets start doing a weekly weigh-in to encourage us along on our path of weight loss. <em>192</em> Sun, 9 Jan 2011 17:29:09 EST Glad I stumbled on this team! I love facebook and twitter so i was excited to find this team. I play Farmville and Yoville if anyone is interested. facebook is my way of keeping up with friends and I love it. I am following Spark on twitter as well. If anyone wants to friend me just let me know!I am working on my Masters in Education, just finished with the workout program "Insanity" and I am getting ready to start P90x. I look forward to getting to know you all! Fri, 7 Jan 2011 15:58:54 EST new person here Hello my name is Jesie! Im on my weight-loss journey again! I play a ton of games on FB and Im also NOTING my weight-loss on FB also! If you would like to be my friend please add me!!!! <BR> <BR> I need lots of supports to get to my goal by October so Happy Weight-loss to everyone! Fri, 7 Jan 2011 11:42:56 EST New Here Hi all! <BR> <BR> My name is Amber. I'm a 36 year old mom of two who is lucky enough to be able to spend time at home with them. It means I spend far too much time on Facebook, but everyone has to have a vice, right? I play Cityville, Ravenwood Fair and Treasure Madness regularly, though I add friends to just about every game because I know the games usually reward you for having more friends playing. <BR> <BR> A few other things about me - I'm pretty active on Swap-Bot, I'm a HUGE reade... Sun, 2 Jan 2011 23:44:45 EST what R U grateful for Today church number #1 <BR> Spending time with my sister <BR> grandaughters 15th birthday <BR> Not snowing in Ohio <em>213</em> Sun, 19 Dec 2010 09:07:53 EST cityville add me if you like I love this new game. Sun, 12 Dec 2010 08:02:27 EST New to the team Hi everyone! I'm new to this team but not new to sparkpeople. I just wanted to introduce myself. I am 27, married, with 4 boys that keep me busy. I am currently trying to get into the nursing program at my local community college. I don't have any pets anymore. I used to have a dog, but he ran away the week of Thanksgiving. :( That's all I can think of for right now... Fri, 10 Dec 2010 13:42:59 EST Hi Hey everyone. I actually deleted my facebook last week because it was depressing to have only a friend or two then have them never talk to you. But I think I'm willing to get back on. I kinda miss it, ya know having something to check online... having web presence. Anyway a little about me Im 22, married, 1 child ( 1yr old ) no friends really D: lifeguard, into anime, going to school for baking ( healthy muffins are always welcome especially if they sneak in veggies) I want a dog, have 2 cats... Sun, 5 Dec 2010 17:04:46 EST what is your plan of action? It is that time of year again, with tempation every where you look my plan is to learn three little words,,, no thank you,luckily here in the uk we only have Chrismas to tend with, i hope all my friends across the pond have a wonderful thanksgiving Tue, 23 Nov 2010 08:01:15 EST our you ready for the holidays well my thanksgiving and christmas is firday evening. <BR> all kids coming only date available. turkey is done. drssing ready for oven and the kids are bringing food. <BR> sat 35 people coming for our annual cookie baking. 1200 cookies in 3 hours. wild weekend for me. Mon, 22 Nov 2010 19:41:14 EST New Hello, my name is Anna and I am trying to find people to get healthy with. Great advice from others always helps, and I love being a Sparks member! Hope you all have a wonderful day! :o) Sat, 13 Nov 2010 11:50:38 EST New Hello, my name is Anna and I am trying to find people to get healthy with. Great advice from others always helps, and I love being a Sparks member! Hope you all have a wonderful day! :o) Sat, 13 Nov 2010 11:50:25 EST New Hello, my name is Anna and I am trying to find people to get healthy with. Great advice from others always helps, and I love being a Sparks member! Hope you all have a wonderful day! :o) Sat, 13 Nov 2010 11:49:26 EST Add me on Facebook Add me on Facebook. I also am a daily Farmville player. <BR> Mon, 8 Nov 2010 22:38:34 EST New Hi, I'm Jenn. I just joined yesterday thanks to my beachbody coach. My main fitness goals are to lose about 10 lbs and gain some definition. You can find me on facebook. Love to be friends with like-minded people. Maybe we can keep each other motivated! <link>!/jcombsgeiger </link> Mon, 8 Nov 2010 13:42:21 EST holidays are headed our way well my thanksgiving and christmas is friday november 26 yes black friday in many ways. My kids do not get along. I have no money and have not a clue what I will do. I guess hand our I owe U"S Do you go all out? Eating? just the stress alone can play havac on us. <em>234</em> Fri, 5 Nov 2010 10:16:54 EST Hello My name is Kimberly and I am on here to get fit, get motivated and get things in my life in order and to make new friends. Have a good day!! Tue, 19 Oct 2010 10:59:39 EST Steve - new to My name is Steve Boling. I am a 43 year old ICU nurse who is tired of not "fitting" in. I want to be able to ride roller coasters and do other activities like the rest of the world. I'm not a person who feels sick. I'm just too large for the world around me. I hope to find information and motivation. Tue, 19 Oct 2010 10:18:48 EST what plan is working for U? I have tried it all but TOPS and southbeach. <BR> I think my major problem not enough time in the day to eat healthy?? <BR> was on weight watchers but 11 a week steep?? <BR> TOPS is 26.00 then 1 a week? <BR> What about southbeach Sat, 16 Oct 2010 09:56:47 EST Hello Facebook Team My name is Kristen Johnson. I joined SP about a month ago and I am learning so many things. I am happy to be a member of such a great community. Wed, 13 Oct 2010 23:06:39 EST A New Member in Puerto Rico Here are ten things about me to introduce myself and allow you to know me better. <BR> <BR> 1. I am Carmen. <BR> 2. I am from Puerto Rico. <BR> 3. I have 3 grownups, living on their own, up states. <BR> 4. I am a First Grade teacher, but not working this year. <BR> 5. I love water aerobics. <BR> 6. If no water aerobics, I love water jogging. <BR> 7. I love to do crafts, specially jewellery. <BR> 8. I am starting gardening with indoor plants. <BR> 9. I relax going to Borders, having ... Sun, 3 Oct 2010 19:31:55 EST Just Another Face In The Crowd Saying hello, please call me buff. I am a 49 year old woman on a mission. My goal is to partake of and promote healthy lifestyle alternatives. <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> wishing all of you the best as you pursue your life goals. Tue, 28 Sep 2010 12:47:21 EST any biggest looser fans??? I am and love the show and the games. It started last night so lets see who is on the teams and root for a team. <em>243</em> Wed, 22 Sep 2010 22:42:42 EST new 2 this team but not 2 sparkpeople or facebook hello, <BR> my name is karen shell. i am 26 yrs old as of last month. i am a facebook freak n because of this i often 4get about my sparkpeople. i weight 195lbs and am 5ft even.... dr.s say i should be in the late 1-teens to early 120's when i hit the scale.... my goal is 124 but will be happy none the less with 134. i am not looking to be the next BARBIE....just healthy. diabetes runs in my family big time and am greatful everyday that i have not gone in that direction. this is where it goe... Mon, 20 Sep 2010 16:51:39 EST what is your favorite game on face book far town I do good and it lets me play without the hassle <BR> treasure isle <BR> petville then the rest <BR> trouble with farville, cafe world and others Thu, 16 Sep 2010 15:48:48 EST New Here Hello Team, <BR> <BR> I am here to introduce myself? <BR> <BR> My name is B0BBI & I actually been a spark member <BR> since 2006 but left for awhile and returned so I <BR> now have to say I restarted myself on 9-10-08 so <BR> anyway I am married to my wonderful hubby Ronnie better known as RATDAR3 and we have had a wonderful <BR> life together for 13yrs and counting & now it is time for me to keep myself on track as a sparkmember <BR> this has been a wonderful place and I will get there <... Wed, 15 Sep 2010 17:38:56 EST face book games/ nebour requests post here if you need any nebours for your games, you might find others in the same situation <BR> i am looking for frontier niebours if anyone is interested <BR> <BR> sorry about my spelling!!! Sat, 11 Sep 2010 16:43:55 EST New Lady Here! Hi everyone! I'm Kristen, 22, from Nova Scotia, Canada! A new mom of an eight month old son who keeps me on my toes and getting married next June! <BR> <BR> I joined SparkPeople in the hopes of losing my weight gained during pregnancy (it was a LOT!!) and I am pleased to say that I have met some wonderful people!! I can't wait to meet the people of this group!! <BR> <BR> Cheers! Thu, 9 Sep 2010 02:15:13 EST LIFE!! What an eventful time I have had lately. The latest is that we are now carless. We had been using my mother in law's car, but when my hubby was on his way to an interview the transmission went out on it! So, had to have it towed and he walked 5 miles home! Poor guy, it was over 100 degrees out that day, and he was dressed for an interview. We had some plans already made and paid for, so we rented a car for a week- nice! but really not what we wanted to due with limited funds. Found out the ca... Fri, 3 Sep 2010 22:17:59 EST Weight Loss Challenge on Facebook I'm doing a weight loss challenge for some fun competition. The person who loses the highest percentage of weight in 30 days will receive two free workout dvds. (Turbo Jam LIVE set.) <BR> <BR> Please click on "I'm attending" on my facebook event to participate! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>e#!/event.php?eid=131150086931492&ref=mf </link> Fri, 3 Sep 2010 01:13:01 EST Let's play restaurant city I just recently started this game and you don't need much to make your rrestaurant grow and to decorate other than neighbors...... <BR> <BR> It's fun and I hope that maybe some of you join me. <BR> <BR> put in facebook search and you will find me ( Julia Price) Tue, 31 Aug 2010 18:20:45 EST What kind of exercise do you do each day?? I do my walking,stretching, I do many of the exercising in bed before I get out do to my <BR> RA,OA,FIBRO it helps to stretch and move those joints easier on me. <BR> <BR> lets hear about what you do?? Mon, 30 Aug 2010 13:00:48 EST WELCOME A NEW COLEADER I would like to welcome my new coleader TUPPENCE03 to the team.Lets all wish her the best and a warm welcome. thanks. Mon, 30 Aug 2010 12:51:40 EST Another new member! Hi everyone! I am a FB junkie as much as I am a Spark junky so I thought I would join the team! Hope everyone is having an awesome summer! Mon, 30 Aug 2010 08:28:48 EST Introduction--I am back I have used SparkPeople a few times over the years and am back to lose 35 pounds. I have Hashimotos hypothyroidism and began working with a registered dietician a month ago. I am not as active as I should be--I work in an office and sit a lot but I do walk my 2 Boxers a few times every day. I also am enrolled in college working towards my Bachelors degree in Business Administration and have 2 children that live at home and are in college. <BR> <BR> I am hoping that with the support of... Sun, 29 Aug 2010 17:55:22 EST If you only had 5 minutes... If you only had 5 minutes to work out (or only had the motivation for 5, lol) what are your go-to work out faves? Tue, 24 Aug 2010 15:12:08 EST Tuffy's mom has finally joined Spark Hey everyone! <BR> <BR> I have done every possible diet out there, with quick drastic results that faded away as quickly as I had achieved them. In Nov. 2009 I became Vegetarian. In March 2010 I flirted with being Vegan. Currently I consider myself Vegan who each Cheese on occasion (pizza- YUM). However, I have discovered that I am lactose intolerant - YAY! This is good because it gives me even more reason to stay away from cheese. <BR> <BR> I am from Miami, FL and moved to Boston in A... Tue, 24 Aug 2010 13:56:27 EST Silly games I know I'm not alone in saying that I probably spend more time than I should playing games on facebook. But really, what else am I do while waiting for a chat reply. Anyway, I see on here lots of farmville, frontierville, etc players. But does anyone still play Mafie Wars? I love that game personally. I'm always looking to add to my mafia, please let me know if you play or even if you used to play maybe I could still add for numbers. I'm not one to send out requests as I know how annoyi... Sun, 22 Aug 2010 15:39:50 EST Newbie Hi there! I am Susan I am a resident of Ponte Vedra Beach,Florida I am a member of Facebook; I am actually new there too so I don't have much info on my profile. I just found this team so I thought I'd join. <em>252</em> Sat, 21 Aug 2010 12:29:56 EST Hello My name is Noreen and I have been a face book user for about a year now. I have been on spark people since 2007. I have 5 of my sisters and brothers on there. that's how I got into joining. I'm glad I did because I have met some great people plus I've met people I have not seen in about 20 years. I've met some great people on sparkpeople also. This is a great site Sat, 21 Aug 2010 08:40:22 EST Does anyone play Farmville here? I play Farmville on FaceBook every day. <BR> I am restricting myself to one game only. <BR> It is soooooo time consuming otherwise. <BR> Fri, 20 Aug 2010 20:27:31 EST Hello Everyone! Hello my name is Katie! Im new at all this!! I'am hoping to make progress on my weight loss and meet new people along the way that inspire me to try harder and never give up!!!! I look foward to talking to everyone! Thanks for everyones help! Mon, 16 Aug 2010 19:52:33 EST New Hello everyone! My name is Pam. I am not new to Sparkpeople as I have been off and on few times. Everytime saying this is going to be the time. Well, I am here again and Im saying it is THE time I will succeed! I have alot of weight to lose but I will take it one day at a time. I am going to focus on my food journal and my exercising. I am looking forward to meeting and losing the pounds together. <BR> <BR> I work nights so its abit hard for me to be on alot but am going to do my best to be... Thu, 12 Aug 2010 17:57:05 EST how do U get through this heat and stress ok facebook is killing me. Lost some of my harvest and trying to get on at night forget it. <BR> Today closing down farms for 10 days need a break. <BR> Now this heat oh my. No aire and going camping with grandchildren What a nice mess this will be. I am giving myself a pity party and U R all invited <em>236</em> Wed, 11 Aug 2010 17:08:12 EST Love me some facebook LOL I'm 40 and working on getting healthy! People have told me that the 40s is when you learn who you really are ~ Lord I hope so! My weight issue is different in that I am underweight due to multiple health issues but the goal and struggle are the same, just a different direction. I am hoping to make some good friends that I can support and will support me in being the best we can be! Sun, 8 Aug 2010 15:44:44 EST Not being on I am sorry for not being on SP for a while. School has got me down and had a lot to do. I've been moved to Grade R class and have to do everything all over again. Thanks for the understanding. Fri, 6 Aug 2010 10:34:16 EST new... hi everyone! my name is shelly. i'm 31 and the single mom of 3. one is special needs. we live in oklahoma. i have about 140ish pounds to lose in the long term. my facebook email addy is Tue, 3 Aug 2010 23:05:50 EST Baking Life players? I have discovered Baking Life on Facebook and really enjoy it. If anyone else plays, can you friend me so we can help each other? My name is Michele McCleary Lash. Please be sure to put Baking Life in the request message or I'll probably ignore it. <BR> <BR> Thanks! Tue, 3 Aug 2010 09:16:51 EST New to team Hi everyone! I just found this team today. I have been on Sparkpeople for a few years but I am now getting involved. I look forward to getting to know you and sharing ideas to lose this weight. Mon, 2 Aug 2010 10:45:22 EST Another FB user... :) <em>87</em> <BR> <BR> Hi. My name is Kimberley. Been on my journey since January 21, 2010. <BR> <BR> I have been a fan of Facebook for awhile... and, so when I saw this team - I just *had* to join it. :) <BR> <BR> If you have a minute.. come by my page and say Hi (if you like). ;) <BR> <BR> Have a great weekend! <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> Fri, 30 Jul 2010 09:27:04 EST Newb here Any other FB addicts?? I am a total farmville nut myself and like the mindjolt games too. So cool, to have a SP group for it :) Look forward to making new friends. Mon, 26 Jul 2010 19:41:45 EST New to the Team! Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> I recently created a FB account and thought I would try to find Sparkers who also use FB. I have found it to be a wonderful way to keep myself accountable. <BR> <BR> I do not have any apps or anything like that. But I would still love to have some good FB friends. <BR> <BR> I hope everyone has a wonderful day! <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Sun, 25 Jul 2010 10:29:47 EST Anyone know how to post hearts on FB ? I have a friend who lost her son. I have written to her before about her loss, many times. I think a heart will say much more than words. As her post says she is missing him tonight. Does anyone know how to post those little hearts like I have seen on FB? I would love to know. Thu, 1 Jul 2010 23:39:40 EST NEW to the team! hi all, My name is kelly and use facebook all the time! hope to make new friends here! Tue, 29 Jun 2010 19:33:27 EST I Need Some Inspiration. Hi gang, <BR> I have been feeling strange the last couple of days, <BR> I am having trouble keeping the motivation going, it is probably hormones again, or maby its this blood pressure medicine I'm taking, <BR> (METOPROLOL SUCC ER 50mg & AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 5mg). <BR> If its the hormones I know it will pass, its just that I am having such a hard time right now because all I can think about is eating carb type foods. <BR> I can't stand the thought of eating salads, I always feel hungry,and ... Sat, 26 Jun 2010 14:31:25 EST New Here Hi everyone I am new to the group just wanted to say Hi. I am a FB family member so look me up. <BR> <BR>!/margaret.heat<BR>h2 Fri, 25 Jun 2010 13:32:04 EST New Frontiervil le...anyone playing? I would love to add some new friends and get some neighbours at the same time! let me know! Tue, 22 Jun 2010 17:11:54 EST CafeWorld Wow so much has happened in my cafe-- for the longest time I was at a buzz rating of 5 and could not raise it until I out my counters in the middle and surrounded them with tables! Now I am at 105 all the time! If you need more cafe neighbors-- feel free to add me :) <BR> <BR> Now that I got all my super stoves they come out with lightening stoves, lol <BR> <BR> I am Tracy Kaiserian on Facebook Wed, 16 Jun 2010 01:26:04 EST Hi! I'm jessie been on facebook for awhile now been on sparkpeople even longer. I use facebook to connect with friends and family that live too far away to visit and also I like to play farmville. Tue, 15 Jun 2010 14:07:39 EST Active Living Tips 6/14-6/20 These are from the June Spark calendar- how many can you incorporate into your daily life and become more active? <BR> <BR> 6/14:Tune-in to your body. When watching TV, think of other activities you can do instead of lounging, such as marching in place or riding your exercise bike. Try a few push ups, crunches and squats during the commercial breaks too. <BR> <BR> 6/15: Do it yourself. Hiring painters, housekeepers, and other laborers may save time, but doing repairs and maintenance yoursel... Sun, 13 Jun 2010 23:50:33 EST New girl here! Hi Everyone, <BR> My name is Tracy and I am new to this team. I have been with SparkPeople (UP and DOWN) for about four years now. But I am doing pretty good with it this time around. I believe I will accomplish my goals. <BR> I hope to see you on facebook. <BR> TRACY <em>335</em> Sat, 12 Jun 2010 17:13:02 EST I'm New Hi all! My name is Toni and I've been on SP for a little over a month. My FB url is Please look me up and mention you're from SP. Hope to get to know more of you! Tue, 8 Jun 2010 23:56:31 EST Fishworld players? I am only addicted to two games, Fishworld, and Farmville.....and after only a week!!!! But it keeps me out of the fridge since i have promised myself that i would not eat at my computer!!! That is good, isn't it? lol Thu, 3 Jun 2010 21:10:57 EST FARMVILLE PLAYERS ARE WELCOME HERE I also play las vegas slots, family fued and give hugs is my fb contact. Mon, 31 May 2010 18:48:07 EST I love giving and receiving encouragement! Hi! My name is Morgan Radcliffe on FB. I am 22 years old and currently training to pass my Police Academy test in July. I am also trying to lose weight to join the military so I'm a busy girl and would always love more encouragement and support! If you add me on Facebook just let me know you're a fellow Sparker! Thank you! Thu, 27 May 2010 07:27:10 EST Hi everyone! My name is Tonya, I'm 26 (well, I'll be 27 tomorrow), and I'm new to the team and Spark People. I'm still trying to learn everything this site has to offer....there's so much to do! Anyways, I'm looking forward to meeting my goals, being an active member on this site, and hopefully making some new friends along the way! <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> Mon, 24 May 2010 11:31:54 EST WEDDING ANNIVERSARY Like to wish MOTHEROF3-608 A Happy Wedding Anniversary <em>242</em> <em>236</em> <em>247</em> <em>244</em> <em>33</em> <em>44</em> <em>67</em> <em>144</em> <em>410</em> <em>144</em> <em>410</em> <em>144</em> <em>410</em> <em>408</em> <em>298</em> <em>126</em> <em>184</em> <em>126</em> <em>184</em> Thu, 20 May 2010 15:29:22 EST Happy Birthday wishes go out to for May 21-LISABBL1 <BR> 23-MAGSA10 <BR> 26-LACOUNTRYMOM <BR> <BR> HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO EACH ONE OF YOU AND HOPE YOU HAVE A GREAT DAY. <em>236</em> <em>224</em> <em>224</em> <em>244</em> <em>243</em> <em>224</em> <em>242</em> <em>44</em> <em>144</em> <em>19</em> <em>26</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>408</em> <em>107</em> <em>179</em> <em>129</em> <em>146</em> <em>214</em> <em>126</em> <em>184</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>144</em> <em>19</em> <em>129</em> <em>298</em... Thu, 20 May 2010 15:24:42 EST Name a Healthy Food from A-Z apples Thu, 20 May 2010 14:53:48 EST Few Tips To Help you get started on your journey. I will give you a few tips <BR> 1) drink plenty of water <BR> 2) get your walking in- if you live in an apt. walk the hallways and do the steps a couple times.when its nice go outside. <BR> 3) eat fresh veggies and fruits when you can other wise I buy the frozen veggies they taste fresher than the can, i get fresh fruits in summer in winter I get either in can or at the produce. <BR> 4) i do light stretching so not to hurt my back i had a back injury so cardio is out for me. <BR> 5) port... Thu, 20 May 2010 14:29:14 EST How to Eat Healthy on a Budget <BR> Some more good tips <BR> <BR> <link><BR>on-articles/eating-healthy-budget?prin<BR>tArticle=true </link> Tue, 11 May 2010 22:26:11 EST 5 Ways to Boost Your Willpower Great tips <BR> <BR> <link><BR>es/5-ways-boost-your-willpower?printAr<BR>ticle=true </link> Tue, 11 May 2010 22:05:53 EST Happy Anniversary Kirsifel1 (May 6) Hope you have a great time celebrating your marriage and this coming year is full of many blessings for you! <BR> <em>410</em> <em>408</em> <em>214</em> <BR> <BR> Tina Fri, 7 May 2010 01:24:21 EST Is there a way to link to FB? Is there a way to link SparkPages with FB? I haven't figured it out yet. <em>38</em> Tue, 4 May 2010 12:13:29 EST Drink This to Help Undo a Heavy Meal Very interesting article. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>elp-undo-a-heavy-meal </link> Tue, 4 May 2010 00:54:44 EST Hello Everyone! My name is Jessica and I am 35 and live in Madison, AL. I have been a single mom for a long time and I have finally gotten remarried in October of last year. I have struggled with my weight for a long time. I had the attitude of if I was fat people would leave me alone and I wouldn't have to be open with people. I made the choice 2 and 1/2 years ago to work on my attitude and my feeling about myself and in doing that lost about 40 lbs. I am still far from reaching my desired weight but I have... Mon, 3 May 2010 11:35:43 EST Happy Sparkversary Cryssy1980 <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>144</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>144</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>144</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <BR> Hope that this has been a year full of learning, and healthy changes for you, and that the year ahead will hold more for you. <BR> <em>144</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>144</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>144</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <BR> <BR> Tina Sun, 2 May 2010 23:00:23 EST Happy Birthday WANT2BURN <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>144</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>144</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>144</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <BR> Hope you have a great Birthday! <BR> <em>144</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>144</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>144</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <BR> <BR> Tina Sun, 2 May 2010 22:58:23 EST HAPPY BIRTHDAY MICHELLE181614 <em>410</em> <em>410</em> <em>410</em> <BR> <BR> Hope it is a good one! <BR> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>408</em> <em>107</em> <em>179</em> <em>44</em> <BR> <BR> Tina Sun, 2 May 2010 04:04:06 EST HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO WARRIOR_MOMMY <em>144</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>144</em> <em>19</em> <em>410</em> <BR> HOPE ITS WONDERFUL! <BR> <BR> <em>409</em> <em>408</em> <em>107</em> <em>179</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Tina Sun, 2 May 2010 04:02:09 EST New Team Goals for May Just wanted to let you know that new updated team goals for May have been posted on the Main page. <BR> <BR> Here's to a healthy month ahead! <BR> <BR> Tina Sun, 2 May 2010 03:59:31 EST The Best Foods For Every Part of Your Body <BR> Today's busy, high-stress lifestyles often lead to a diet of convenience—one that's lacking in vitamins and minerals, and overloaded with sugar, fat, and calories. The result: a body that never realizes its full potential. But you can fight back with food; start today and you'll hit your peak from head to toe. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>w/best-foods-every-part-your-body?cm_m<BR>mc=ETNTNL-_-2010_04_22-_-HTML-_-1 </link> Thu, 22 Apr 2010 21:51:29 EST 10 Reasons to Eat Breakfast It's often said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Find out why it's so important to get off to a good start. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>es/10-reasons-eat-breakfast?printArtic<BR>le=true </link> Thu, 22 Apr 2010 21:23:40 EST 20-MINUTE HEALTHY MEALS Whip up one of these healthy dinner ideas any day of the week <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>k-meals </link> Wed, 21 Apr 2010 01:29:57 EST Foods That May Stop You from Sleeping <link><BR>le-segment?fa=107054&rf=45167&mc=ODU4N<BR>zE2NA..&ct=36917 </link> <BR> <BR> Good reminders. Wed, 21 Apr 2010 00:35:27 EST FB New Game: Treasure Isle Fun new game. If you want to add me as a neighbor feel free! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>=profile </link> <BR> <BR> Tina Sun, 18 Apr 2010 18:57:05 EST 6 Rules of Good Nutrition <link><BR>kip-breakfast?slideshow=77650#title </link> <BR> <BR> Good reminders! Sat, 17 Apr 2010 14:13:36 EST 7 Stomach- Slimming Selections <link><BR>le-segment?fa=104298&rf=45099&mc=ODU4N<BR>zE2NA..&ct=43594 </link> Thu, 15 Apr 2010 01:45:47 EST facebook <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <em>244</em> <em>88</em> <em>296</em> Wed, 14 Apr 2010 04:34:21 EST Great facebook Group to Join Not sure if anyone is interested but I have a group on Facebook called Operation Beachbody...I would love to see my spark buddies on the group. Mon, 12 Apr 2010 12:10:00 EST Happy Birthday WHATTYMEIST Happy Birthday wishes go out to WHATTYMESIT. hope you are having a great day. <em>244</em> <em>44</em> <em>144</em> <em>19</em> <em>26</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>408</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>144</em> <em>129</em> <em>184</em> <em>126</em> <em>126</em> <em>184</em> Sat, 10 Apr 2010 19:05:31 EST Please pray I would find a way School has been very consuming I was so enjoying all of your company! Then I got sick the middle of March. Put me off on exercise! Then school cropped up and with Easter cards I was off again. I cannot spend to much time on the laptop or I am overwhelmed with school! ugh! <BR> <BR> Mike is going for surgery Monday! Carpel tunnel and elbow. He will be laid up a while and he is not the best patient. God has really gotten a hold of him lately but the man is like the energizer bunny <em>450<... Fri, 9 Apr 2010 17:02:26 EST Hello! Just joined today. My name is Kim I'm from Florida. I'm 25, married, no children and 2 fur babies. I'm looking forward to meeting some new people! Wed, 7 Apr 2010 22:14:04 EST 9 Weight-Loss Rules that Work <link><BR>ht/ </link> Tue, 6 Apr 2010 23:20:29 EST Happy Sparks Anniversary Happy sparks anniversary to 2010_BRENDA_LEA <em>242</em> <em>252</em> <em>305</em> <em>307</em> <em>311</em> <em>216</em> <em>319</em> <em>217</em> <em>418</em> <em>417</em> Sun, 4 Apr 2010 20:48:50 EST Easter Weekend To all those who are celebrating the Easter Weekend, have a happy one. Those who are not celebrating the Easter Weekend, enjoy the holiday. Fri, 2 Apr 2010 02:34:28 EST Birthday Wishes Go To Happy Birthday to LORIBUCKNER 3/29 <BR> Happy Birthday to HLKFATSH 3/31 <BR> <BR> Facebook Members would like to wish you both a very happy birthday and hope you enjoy your day. <em>236</em> <em>247</em> <em>242</em> <em>242</em> <em>224</em> <em>44</em> <em>44</em> <em>144</em> <em>144</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>408</em> <em>129</em> <em>214</em> <em>146</em> <em>214</em> <em>146</em> <em>19</em> <em>107</em> <em>179</em> <em>88</em> Tue, 30 Mar 2010 16:42:55 EST Shape Ups Does anyone own a pair of Skechers Shape Ups? wondering if they were worth the money. Was looking to buy a pair :) Mon, 29 Mar 2010 13:52:25 EST need country life neighbors I am finally getting somewhere on this game. Need neighbors and so does my daughter <BR> <BR> Mon, 29 Mar 2010 10:22:11 EST hello there Hi i am on a weight loss journey, and am looking for some guidance... So this is it Sun, 28 Mar 2010 23:55:28 EST FarmTown Cake My little sisters boyfriends mom asked me to do a birthday cake for her daughter. I had 2 days and I knew nothing about FarmTown. It could have been better given more time.. plus I am not the best at cakes.. I only do it for close family usually..but I had a lot of fun with this one. <BR> <BR> ..and the farm animals and crops were hand made with everything is edible. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>nTears/Picture017.jpg </link> Sat, 27 Mar 2010 18:43:23 EST country life neighbors need neighbors <BR> Fri, 26 Mar 2010 21:56:51 EST New to the team Hi, I'm not new to sparkpeople, but I am new to this team. I am 27 years old, married for 7 years, two wonderful little girls. I need to lose the weight. I am lucky that I have no health problems, but I don't want to get any because of all the weight I have put on. Hoping to get healthy and fit, and since I spend a lot of time on my facebook, thought this would be an appropriate group to join lol Fri, 26 Mar 2010 11:16:28 EST 5 Ways to Boost Your Willpower <link><BR>le-segment?fa=106448&rf=44178&mc=ODU4N<BR>zE2NA..&ct=36917 </link> Thu, 25 Mar 2010 23:25:17 EST 8 Quick and Healthy Recipes <link><BR>-healthy-diet </link> Thu, 25 Mar 2010 23:06:33 EST sparksguy blog <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=3034167 </link> <BR> <BR> Hi everyone <BR> <BR> We are still working to resolve our email problems with Yahoo. Also as mentioned in a past post most people not on Yahoo should be receiving emails. <BR> <BR> We made a site enhancement today so you can also view today's daily emails on the site. We thought this would be helpful for days when you can't get your emails. You can read the email content and also earn Spa... Thu, 25 Mar 2010 20:57:24 EST EASTER what can you come up for things to do on Easter and what goes with Easter.ex: colored eggs. lets see how many things we can get. Wed, 24 Mar 2010 21:16:28 EST Food Solutions For Everyday Ailments <link><BR>ods-that-stop-you-from-feeling-sick?cm<BR>_mmc=AD_Newsletter-_-2010_Mar_22-_-Abs<BR>_Diet-_-stockuponchicken </link> Tue, 23 Mar 2010 00:12:57 EST Discovering negative calorie foods <link><BR>scovering-negative-calories-a-dieters-<BR>dream-in-the-aid-to-weightloss/ </link> Sun, 21 Mar 2010 21:57:20 EST belated birthday and sparks anniversary Happy belated birthday to 3-13-ABRIGHTERDAWN <BR> 17-HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO VERNS_GIRL <BR> 19 HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO TAMANNE1970 <BR> happy belated birthday ladies hope you had a great birthday. <BR> <BR> HAPPY SPARKS ANNIVERSARY TO -MAGSA10- <em>509</em> <BR> <BR> <em>242</em> <em>236</em> <em>224</em> <em>244</em> <em>44</em> <em>44</em> <em>144</em> <em>144</em> <em>410</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>409</em> <em>26</em> <em>26</em> <em>19</em> <em>19</em> <em>409</em> <e... Sat, 20 Mar 2010 21:31:53 EST Encouragement Have you encouraged someone today? <em>306</em> <BR> <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=3017953 </link> Fri, 19 Mar 2010 09:30:26 EST 7 signs that you're sweating to max results <link><BR>to-get-the-best-workout-3?cm_mmc=AD_Ne<BR>wsletter-_-2010_Mar_15-_-Abs_Diet-_-to<BR>tellifyourbikerideorweightroutine </link> Thu, 18 Mar 2010 21:28:12 EST First, do no harm. really? Are doctor's required to tell you about something wrong that they found while not really looking for that thing? For instance, I went to a specialist to have my ovaries checked. The doctor said I had perfect ovaries. The medical student with the specialist asked the doctor what was that "slimy stuff" as she pointed to the monitor. The doctor whispered something to her. I then asked the same question. He said my ob/gyne will talk with me but my ovaries are fine. Well, at first my ob/gyne was s... Thu, 18 Mar 2010 08:08:35 EST Found a new snack for 100 calories Kellogg's Special K fruit crisps 100 calories per pouch(2) they come in strawberry and bluebettery you get 10 to a box. I tryed the strawberry and they are good. Ny daughter bought some so i tryed it and delicious. take with on the run or a quick snack. <BR> anyone else find anything under 100 calories please share. thanks Wed, 17 Mar 2010 16:12:52 EST Thanks to all I just wanted to thank everyone who took the time to wish me a Happy B-day and to the Team for the nice Goodies. I had to laugh as Kathy spelled my name wrong at first so sent another. You didn't have to do that we all make a mistake with typing once in awhile me most of the time....ha! <BR> <BR> I had a lovely dinner with my daughter and family then later we had cake at her house. I know it's a no-no but oh it was so good. <BR> <BR> <em>4</em> <em>304</em> Mon, 15 Mar 2010 22:37:36 EST Fat Burning Condiment <link><BR>-burning-condiment </link> Mon, 15 Mar 2010 08:17:10 EST Protein packed snack foods <link><BR>acked-snacks/ </link> Mon, 15 Mar 2010 01:36:00 EST New to team Hello everyone <BR> My name is Dimitria and I am 49. I live in Georgia but thinking about relocating to the Mid-Atlantic area in 2-3 yrs. I joined SP in 2007 but was doing WW and could not coordinate the two so I just read articles from SP and email. I fell off the wagon in 2008 after loosing 3o pounds and I did nothing for about 1 yr. Nov 2009 I decided to get this thing started again and started looking at SP. DEC 26 I recommitted and have been really participating. I joined the FB pa... Sun, 14 Mar 2010 12:02:50 EST Hi, I'm Patricia, Call me Tricia!! I'm New Here!! Hi-Low! I'm Tricia. I'm 25 years old and new to SP. I live in a small town right on the Colorado River. I'm looking to meet support buddies, exercise partners or someone just to communicate with. <BR> <BR> More about me; I'm happily married to a GORGEOUS 28 year old man named Derrick. We'll be celebrating our 7 wedding anniversary on April Fools Day! Together we have 3 beautiful children; Evelyn who just turned 6 on Monday, Maverick who will be 3 soon! and our littlest, Olivia, who is only ... Tue, 9 Mar 2010 12:34:57 EST HAPPY BIRTHDAY 2010_BRENDA_LEA ( March 8) 2010_BRENDA_LEA <em>236</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>144</em> <em>19</em> <em>107</em> <em>179</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>19</em> <em>44</em> Hope you have/had a wonderful birthday! <BR> <BR> Tina Tue, 9 Mar 2010 01:39:25 EST Willpower Willpower never says won't ! <em>104</em> <BR> <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=2974226 </link> Mon, 8 Mar 2010 16:22:34 EST HAPPY BIRTHDAY MichelleEJK ! <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>144</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <BR> HOPE YOU HAVE A GREAT DAY! <BR> <em>144</em> <em>410</em> <em>410</em> <em>144</em> <em>409</em> <em>144</em> <em>144</em> <em>19</em> <em>236</em> <BR> <BR> Tina Sat, 6 Mar 2010 22:04:15 EST Returning Sparker Here :D Hey, all! <em>240</em> <BR> <BR> I'm Michelle & have, very recently, returned to SP after being away for a long time. I left for several reasons, but I know that this is the right time for me to return. It's a great site with plenty of support, & finding a group of us on FB - so cool! <BR> <BR> I'm going to be turning 40 on Saturday, &, for the past few months, I've been doing quite a bit of thinking about my life. I received a bike a week ago today as an early birthday present, & I'm loo... Tue, 2 Mar 2010 15:02:06 EST Fiber Foods Help You Slim Down Here are 28 ways to sneak more fat-fighting fiber into your diet—without sacrificing flavor. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ber-and-your-diet?page=1 </link> Tue, 2 Mar 2010 10:07:41 EST Hi! Hi! New to this sparkteam. Looking for some motivating teams to help me through this weight loss. It is so hard to do it on my own, and I'm looking for some buddies to help me along the way! Can't wait to get to know some of you! Tue, 2 Mar 2010 09:34:29 EST What 4 Fewer Pounds Can Do for You What 4 Fewer Pounds Can Do for You <BR> <BR> Haven't reached your ideal size yet? Hang in there. In fact, make a pact that you'll at least shave off 4 pounds. <BR> <BR> Why? Because a new study showed that dropping a mere 4 pounds could cut hypertension risk by 8 percent in middle-aged people and by 11 percent in the 50-plus set. <BR> <BR> More Is More <BR> Of course, bigger weight loss had even better blood pressure benefits in the 8-year study. For example, losing 15 pounds reduced high ... Mon, 1 Mar 2010 23:49:21 EST The things you learn on Facebook! In the past few days I have learned the following from Facebook: <BR> <BR> 01. 5 of my friends share the same birthday (02/22) <BR> 02. 4 of my friends broke up with their boy/girlfriends <BR> 03. 1 of my friends got engaged <BR> 04. My mom went to a tupperware party <BR> 05. The circus is in town <BR> 06. It rained in Indiana <BR> and the saddest of all... <BR> <BR> an ex-co-worker of mine just had a leg amputated due to diabetes compliciations. I was just thinking the other day about how ... Mon, 1 Mar 2010 12:43:38 EST An encouraging video We all have discouraging days. Maybe this will help when you have one ? <em>306</em> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=2941276 </link> Mon, 1 Mar 2010 08:35:20 EST Broken Tail Bone Ok so I broke my tailbone the 15th and have not worked out since....I am in so much pain but I need to get moving, I think it will help. Any suggestions on what I can do? Im thinking upper body maybe. Sun, 28 Feb 2010 13:59:10 EST Share Some Good Foods From Your Moms or Dads I can remember this dish that my dad made ahd it was called Hound Ears...He made a broth and would make the dough. Roll it out and cut it into squares.He would have the boiling and drop one by one .Boy the smellwas great to.My dad has been gone since 1991 love him for showing my sister and make this dish.Yes my mom cooked too,But when my dad made this dish..ohh Thanks for reading my post.Carolyn Sun, 28 Feb 2010 08:45:24 EST Happy Birthday BENSNANA2 (sonya) Feb 28th <em>410</em> <em>144</em> <em>409</em> <em>107</em> <em>179</em> <em>44</em> <em>236</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>144</em> <BR> <BR> Sonya, hope you have a terrific birthday! Be sure to take some time do something just for YOU today!!! <BR> <BR> Tina Sun, 28 Feb 2010 04:06:59 EST New team goal added for March <em>137</em> <em>137</em> <em>137</em> <em>137</em> <em>137</em> <BR> <BR> On the team page, I added a new team goal which you can track: eat one green food a day. Should be a pretty easy thing to do. <BR> <BR> Feel to comment on what you eat- always interesting to see the variety that we come up with. <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun, 28 Feb 2010 03:52:09 EST Fat Fighting Soups Fat Fighting Soups <BR> <BR> Soup is a great weight-loss food because it is filling and satisfying. But the superstar soups in this collection contain ingredients known to help you feel more satiated, eat less, avoid blood sugar and insulin spikes, and burn more fat. Even better, these effects target belly fat first. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ry.php?albumId=236&photoId=748&ts=1267<BR>343988556 </link> Sun, 28 Feb 2010 03:10:16 EST Hi from Louisiana Just joined the team but have been a member of SP since 2006. I am the 40 year old SAHM of 4 teenage boys. <BR> <BR> I play Petville and Farmville a lot! <BR> <BR> If you are interested in adding me, be sure to mention you are on SP! <BR> <BR> <link>!/profile<BR>.php?ref=profile&id=1169953060 </link> Sat, 27 Feb 2010 18:41:11 EST Lose Fat Just by Standing? Lose Fat Just by Standing? <BR> <BR> Your body might be able to break down fat better if you do this one simple thing: stand more. <BR> <BR> A small study suggests that when people sit around too much, enzymes that help break down fat are practically turned off. Bad news not just for your waist but also for your heart and artery health. The solution? Fidget, pace, get up, get down. Do whatever you have to do to move those legs of yours. Often. <BR> <BR> Couch-Potato Science <BR> <BR> In a... Sat, 27 Feb 2010 12:51:31 EST Sharpen Your Memory with This 6-Calorie Snack Sharpen Your Memory with This 6-Calorie Snack <BR> <BR> For a razor-sharp memory, give your mouth this 6-calorie snack to munch on: a stalk of celery. <BR> <BR> Celery is a top source of a high-powered flavonoid known as luteolin, and these compounds may help cool off destructive inflammation in the brain's memory center (otherwise known as the hippocampus). Not a bad trade for 6 calories. <BR> <BR> Sending a Signal <BR> <BR> Over time, brain inflammation can interfere with memory, ma... Sat, 27 Feb 2010 12:44:45 EST 15 Ways to Speed Up Your Metabolism <link><BR>boost-your-metabolism?cm_mmc=Newslette<BR>r-_-2010_Feb_26-_-Dose-_-readon </link> Sat, 27 Feb 2010 12:34:10 EST Continue to grow Each of us continue to grow daily! <BR> <BR> I thought you might enjoy my blog entitled "The Sparkpeople Garden". <BR> <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=2934401 </link> <em>126</em> <BR> <BR> Look for me on facebook as Diane Besecker Shuff Sat, 27 Feb 2010 11:20:08 EST What is a butterflysong? What is a butterflysong? <BR> So many have asked....and this is my story. <em>88</em> <BR> <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=2929697 </link> Fri, 26 Feb 2010 14:19:52 EST 5 Surefire Ways to Get More Energy <link><BR>y-tips?cat=18743&tip=18738 </link> Thu, 25 Feb 2010 22:31:11 EST Low blood sugar symptoms Low blood sugar symptoms <BR> <BR> Symptoms such as weakness, feeling tired, shaking, sweating, headache, hunger, nervousness and irritability are signs that a person's blood sugar is getting dangerously low. <BR> <BR> A person showing any of these symptoms should check their blood sugar. If the level is low (70 mg/dl), a sugar-containing food should be eaten right away. <BR> <BR> Reviewed By: Elizabeth H. Holt, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Section of Endocrinology and Meta... Thu, 25 Feb 2010 01:37:54 EST Back HI I am actually back. I was only gone for a couple of days but found I needed the accountability of sparkpeople, so rejoined. LOL It was a crazy week. If you had me as a friend on here my newname is TamAnne1970 and you can find me on facebook at Feel free to add me on both. My name is Tamara, I am an Army wife, married for 21 years with three sons. My oldest is in the Air Force, my middle son graduates this year and is joining the Navy in August and my youngest is in mi... Thu, 25 Feb 2010 01:10:35 EST New to Team Hello:-) My name is John!! :-) I look forward to speaking with you! Wed, 24 Feb 2010 16:47:26 EST The Daffodill Principle Thought you might enjoy this blog. Emphasizes the importance of baby steps on your way to any success. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=2912145 </link> <BR> <em>125</em> Mon, 22 Feb 2010 13:10:59 EST Hello there! My name is Dani, I'm in my second week on Spark and I haven't been on FB much longer than that. Looking for support and friends on FB. ^-^ Here's my FB profile. <link>!/profile<BR>.php?id=100000176691532 </link> Mon, 22 Feb 2010 11:59:32 EST New to sparkpeople I am so excited to have found sparkpeople! I also love facebook! I am looking for friends who understand the journey and challenge of weight loss. <BR> <BR> In late 2005 I was pushing 300lbs and only 5 foot 4. Today I am here at 168. I am loving my new life but still struggle. I want to be within a healthy BMI. My Dr. and family feel that I am stuck on a number and that I should be happy with where I am. Which actually, I am but after all this work who wouldn't want to be at a healthy and sa... Sun, 21 Feb 2010 22:09:31 EST Good vs. Bad Carbohydrates Good vs. Bad Carbohydrates <BR> Carbohydrates are an important part of your diet, but that doesn't mean you're free to load up on cakes and cookies to get your daily amount. Find out the difference between good and bad carbohydrates. <BR> By Diana Rodriguez <BR> Medically reviewed by Lindsey Marcellin, MD, MPH Print Email <BR> Carbohydrates are an important part of a healthy diet, but there's much discussion about the good and bad carbohydrates. So how do you know which is which? The answ... Sun, 21 Feb 2010 18:04:28 EST 37 Fat-Burning Power Recipes 37 Fat-Burning Power Recipes <BR> <BR> Delicious ways to enjoy the fat-fighting, muscle-building power of protein. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>w-fat-recipes?cm_mmc=Newsletter-_-2010<BR>_Feb_18-_-Dose-_-readon </link> Thu, 18 Feb 2010 20:37:09 EST The Shining Light of Hope The Shining Light of Hope <BR> By Mark Hendricks <BR> <BR> You will want to share something with someone today. <BR> <BR> Actually, with at least two people. <BR> <BR> One person that you know very well. <BR> <BR> And one person that you do not know well at all, and also needs to hear from you today. The one you know well needs to hear from you right now. <BR> <BR> The one you do not know at all will become evident to you when you meet them today for the first time as you go about your d... Wed, 17 Feb 2010 09:23:33 EST St. John's wort may cool hot flashes St. John's wort may cool hot flashes <BR> By Amy Norton <BR> <BR> NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The popular herbal remedy St. John's wort may help ease menopausal hot flashes, a small study suggests. <BR> <BR> St. John's wort is probably best known as an herbal antidepressant, with some clinical trials suggesting that it can help relieve mild to moderate depression symptoms. <BR> <BR> A few studies have also investigated the herb's effects on menopausal symptoms, but have focused on its ... Wed, 17 Feb 2010 01:23:18 EST In women, exercise may keep high pulse in check In women, exercise may keep high pulse in check <BR> By Frederik Joelving <BR> <BR> NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A speedy ticker could increase your chances of suffering a fatal heart attack, according to a new study. But in women, regular workouts might help keep the risk low. <BR> <BR> Based on more than 50,000 healthy adults, researchers from Norway found that with each increase of 10 beats per minute in resting heart rate, a woman's risk of dying from a heart attack climbed by 18 perc... Wed, 17 Feb 2010 01:14:18 EST The Skinny on Your Weight Loss Vocab The Skinny on Your Weight Loss Vocab <BR> Knowing the right get lean lingo will help you lose weight quick <BR> Amy Paturel <BR> <BR> <BR> A is for Alcohol <BR> You booze, you lose: A daily serving of hooch may be better for keeping off weight than abstaining. Alcohol may increase leptin, a hormone that curbs your appetite for sweets. To get the perks with minimal calories, order a glass of sauvignon blanc (119 calories per 5 ounces). See WH's Top Wine Recommendations. <BR> <BR> B is ... Tue, 16 Feb 2010 23:14:49 EST Hi, I'm new to the team My name is Shannon. I am new to the team, but not new to sparkpeople. I have been on here for almost 2 years. I have always had an excuse not to workout. Now I am ready to stop making excuses & I am ready to lose weight for good. And yes, I am addicated to Facebook! LOL! Tue, 16 Feb 2010 12:32:17 EST New to the FB Team Greetings everybody!! I just wanted to see how everyone's doing, if anyone would like to share their journey, or looking for a Spark Buddy to work out with. I'm here to learn more about fitness/health/wellness,encourage, and looking for an overall lifestylechange! I look fwd to chatting w/ u soon. Peace and Blessings.. Wishing you all the best on your mission! <em>224</em> Tue, 16 Feb 2010 02:15:39 EST The Best Foods for Your Eyes The Best Foods for Your Eyes <BR> By Susan McQuillan <BR> <BR> <BR> Read on for tips on what to eat in order to ward off macular degeneration and other serious eye diseases. <BR> Will a carrot a day keep the ophthalmologist away? It just might, especially if you include tomatoes, sweet peppers, dark leafy greens, blueberries, papaya, and other antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables in your diet as well. <BR> <BR> A variety of problems can affect your eye health and eyesight as you age.... Tue, 16 Feb 2010 01:23:32 EST The Struggle Face your journey head on ! The destination will be worth it ! <em>104</em> <BR> <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=2883496 </link> Mon, 15 Feb 2010 10:27:30 EST Love yourself like a Rose <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=2880276 </link> <BR> <BR> I thought you might like this blog. on a day meant for love, don't forget to love yourself. <em>26</em> Sun, 14 Feb 2010 12:44:13 EST Fibro-Friendly Exercises Fibro-Friendly Exercises <BR> By Kate Francis <BR> Reviewed by QualityHealth's Medical Advisory Board <BR> <BR> Many people living with fibromyalgia think that exercise will exacerbate their pain. The opposite is true. Exercise is actually one of the most beneficial treatments for fibromyalgia symptoms. <BR> <BR> If you are living with fibromyalgia, then you well know the discomfort and pain that comes along with it. Many fibromyalgia patients fear that exercising will increase their pa... Fri, 12 Feb 2010 22:49:38 EST I think you will enjoy this blog <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=2873305 </link> <em>223</em> Fri, 12 Feb 2010 09:48:47 EST Tips I came up with to help people on there weight I will give you a few tips <BR> 1) drink plenty of water <BR> 2) get your walking in- if you live in an apt. walk the hallways and do the steps a couple times. <BR> 3) eat fresh veggies and fruits when you can other wise I buy the frozen veggies they taste fresher than the can, i get fresh fruits in summer in winter I get either in can or at the produce. <BR> 4) i do light stretching so not to hurt my back i had a back injury so cardio is out for me. <BR> 5) portions your foods i heard t... Thu, 11 Feb 2010 20:37:56 EST FB Team FYI: Going to be gone for 10 days Hubby and I got an offer to do some promo work up in Washington state for the next 10 days, hard to refuse when the company will pay for gas and lodging, besides pay us!!! <BR> <BR> I will have my laptop and will try to check in when I can, but if it seems like I am missing, know that I am thinking about you and cheering you on! <BR> <BR> Tina Thu, 11 Feb 2010 03:38:10 EST Thank You for the flowers I know they are just virtual flowers but they mean a lot to me. You guys are awesome!!! I am trying to find my way around SP.Im going to make it a point to try to do better about making connections of SP. Thank you for being great SP friends. May each and everyone of you be blessed. <BR> <BR> <BR> Sincerely, Rachel Mitchell Davis Wed, 10 Feb 2010 22:01:18 EST Happy Sparkversary MERKDJM Debbie! <em>509</em> <BR> <BR> WOOHOO! Hope this is a great year for you!! <BR> <BR> Tina Wed, 10 Feb 2010 21:52:31 EST THE BEST WEIGHT LOSS SNACK FOOD THE BEST WEIGHT LOSS SNACK FOOD <BR> <BR> Add Healthy Snacks to Your Diet Plan <BR> Make healthy snack food choices that are so filling, you won't blow your weight loss diet plan <BR> Shelley Levitt <BR> <BR> Snacking when you're trying to lose weight is like having premium cable on a budget: When it's time to cut back, they're the first things to go. But swearing off between-meal eats can actually have an adverse effect on your waistline: "Studies show that people who avoid eating betw... Wed, 10 Feb 2010 14:22:35 EST yoville hey I was wondering who on the facebook team plays yoville?? I'm a bit addicted to the game myself though I have been cutting back alot on my play time...working out takes a lot of time lol. Wed, 10 Feb 2010 14:10:43 EST WANTS2BFIT2 Its Your Birthday! (Feb 8) <em>236</em> Time to celebrate!!!! <em>410</em> <em>107</em> <em>409</em> <em>144</em> <em>408</em> <em>144</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>144</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>408</em> <BR> <BR> Hope you have a great day, and take some time do what you want to do! <em>107</em> <em>179</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>144</em> <em>19</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>408</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <... Mon, 8 Feb 2010 21:35:18 EST Happy Birthday LACHSTASIA ( Feb 8) <em>236</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>408</em> <em>144</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>408</em> <em>144</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>408</em> <BR> <BR> Hope you have a wonderful birthday! Take time and enjoy yourself!! <BR> <BR> <em>144</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>408</em> <em>144</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>408</em> <em>144</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>408</em> <BR> <BR> Tina Mon, 8 Feb 2010 21:32:31 EST Lessons from the Geese I received this email today and just had to share it with you! Be like the geese. <BR> <BR> FACT: As each bird flaps its wings, it creates an "uplift" for the bird following. By flying in a "V" formation, the whole flock adds 71% greater flying range than if each bird flew alone. <BR> <BR> LESSON: People who share a common direction and sense of community can get where they are going quicker and easier because they are traveling on the thrust of one another. A shared vision and sense of p... Mon, 8 Feb 2010 10:21:43 EST Is Facebook going to start charging? I have heard that come this summer we are to pay for Facebook. Is that true? Has anyone else heard that? Thu, 4 Feb 2010 10:36:39 EST New to group Hi all my name is Donna & I'm from Ohio, I have been looking to join an interactive team, & I figured hey lets try this one out & I could meet a few new ppl at the same time, its funny because on my FB page I track my weight lose journey. I started this w/a few friends but it seems that I am the last one standing...........oh well I still try to support them, & try to get them back on track! You can find me under Donna Stansell & add me as a friend if you'd like. I really don't play too many ... Wed, 3 Feb 2010 21:08:38 EST Carb Intake. I can't seem to get my Carb Intake to the 50% of my intake total for the day. It's always at about 58%. Is this a problem I should be concerned with? I do seem to be within the right quantities for fat, and protein. <BR> Wed, 3 Feb 2010 13:32:43 EST Could a B12 Deficiency Be Causing Your Depression? Could a B12 Deficiency Be Causing Your Depression? <BR> By Laurie Saloman <BR> Reviewed by QualityHealth's Medical Advisory Board <BR> <BR> If you're not getting enough B12 in your diet, your entire well-being may be paying the price. <BR> You may pop a vitamin pill (or several vitamin pills) daily to keep your body strong and healthy. <BR> <BR> But did you know that certain vitamins can also be good for your mental health--and that the lack of them may affect your mood? Vitamin B12 in ... Wed, 3 Feb 2010 00:02:46 EST The 7 Worst Diet Ideas The 7 Worst Diet Ideas <BR> Reviewed by QualityHealth's Medical Advisory Board <BR> <BR> Maple syrup? Green tea? Grapefruit? Can these things really help you lose weight fast? Here, the diet advice to avoid. <BR> <BR> Maybe you want to lose weight for your class reunion. Or perhaps you're getting married in a few months and want to look your best for the big day. Or maybe you just want to wear those skinny jeans again. Whatever your reason, it can be tempting to believe the get-fit-quick... Tue, 2 Feb 2010 12:55:49 EST 5 Surprising Health Benefits of Coffee 5 Surprising Health Benefits of Coffee <BR> By Susan McQuillan <BR> <BR> Before you put down that mug for good, there's something you should know: This caffeinated beverage may actually be a boon to your health. <BR> The next time you enjoy a cup of coffee, enjoy the fact that it may be protecting your health. <BR> <BR> If you're sensitive to caffeine, there's no doubt that drinking coffee, especially multiple cups of coffee, may have some adverse effects, such as nervousness, restlessn... Tue, 2 Feb 2010 11:37:05 EST Are you Iron Deficient? Are you Iron Deficient? <BR> By Laurie Saloman <BR> <BR> <BR> While iron is plentiful in many foods, some people don't get enough. This can lead to fatigue, paleness, and problems concentrating. <BR> Everybody needs iron, a mineral that performs many functions. Iron disperses oxygen from our lungs throughout our bodies, produces red blood cells, and aids in digestion, among other things. While iron is plentiful in many foods, some people still don't get enough. This can be due to rapid g... Tue, 2 Feb 2010 11:13:38 EST Are you Iron Deficient? Are you Iron Deficient? <BR> By Laurie Saloman <BR> <BR> <BR> While iron is plentiful in many foods, some people don't get enough. This can lead to fatigue, paleness, and problems concentrating. <BR> Everybody needs iron, a mineral that performs many functions. Iron disperses oxygen from our lungs throughout our bodies, produces red blood cells, and aids in digestion, among other things. While iron is plentiful in many foods, some people still don't get enough. This can be due to rapid gr... Tue, 2 Feb 2010 11:12:04 EST Healthier Chocolate Indulgences Healthier Chocolate Indulgences <BR> <BR> If you can't resist eating chocolate or giving it as a Valentine Day’s gift, you should know that choosing the right type of chocolate can benefit your heart while other types are overly fattening, says Lona Sandon, a registered dietician at UT Southwestern Medical Center and American Dietetic Association spokesperson. <BR> <BR> The Good Stuff <BR> <BR> Pure chocolate, made from cocoa beans, is rich in flavanol, an antioxidant that may help prot... Tue, 2 Feb 2010 00:12:21 EST Healthier Chocolate Indulgences Healthier Chocolate Indulgences <BR> <BR> If you can't resist eating chocolate or giving it as a Valentine Day’s gift, you should know that choosing the right type of chocolate can benefit your heart while other types are overly fattening, says Lona Sandon, a registered dietician at UT Southwestern Medical Center and American Dietetic Association spokesperson. <BR> <BR> The Good Stuff <BR> <BR> Pure chocolate, made from cocoa beans, is rich in flavanol, an antioxidant that may help prot... Tue, 2 Feb 2010 00:09:37 EST Wear something red on Feb 5 Show your support for the fight against heart disease in women: Wear something red on Feb 5. <BR> <BR> The Heart Truth for Women <BR> <BR> Think that breast cancer is your biggest health risk? Here's the heart truth: Heart disease is the number one cause of death among women in the United States. <BR> <BR> The good news is you can reduce your risks--starting now! Follow the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute's action plan for women. <BR> <BR> <link> Mon, 1 Feb 2010 23:56:44 EST Leader Boards I joined the Facebook Team last month, but my name never shows up on either the spoints or fitness minutes leader boards - Why? I had over 3700 points and over 1300 minutes. Mon, 1 Feb 2010 10:08:57 EST February Challenge- Eat something Red a Day! <em>26</em> <em>129</em> <em>494</em> <em>255</em> <BR> <BR> OK I am stuck on February and Valentine's - Hearts and Red! A challenge for February is each day eat something RED and then come here and post it with us. <BR> <BR> Lets see how many different things we eat that are RED! Maybe try something new- maybe others will trigger you to venture forth into uncharted waters! <BR> <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>289</em> <em>491</em> <em>267</em> <em>258</em> <em>180</em> <em... Sun, 31 Jan 2010 18:43:16 EST Heads Up- Going out of town this week Hi Everyone! <BR> Just wanted to let you know that hubby is taking me to the coast for our anniversary ( its Tuesday) so we are leaving Thursday and won't be back until late Sunday night. <BR> I may be able to check in once in awhile, but not as nearly as often as I do now. <BR> So, just didn't want you to panic that I disappeared! <BR> Hope everyone has an awesome week! <BR> <BR> Tina Sun, 31 Jan 2010 14:46:08 EST Top Weight Loss Foods for 2010 Interesting article. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>03/top-weight-loss-foods-for-2010/ </link> Fri, 29 Jan 2010 22:56:07 EST Hello FB Friends I am new to this site. I just started yesterday. I am hoping to make some friends and gain some motivation and support, as well as provide some. Feel free to add me as a friend, here and on FB. Fri, 29 Jan 2010 22:13:23 EST lost lots of weight but the wrong way Well ever since a surgery gone wrong from October 4th I have been steadily losing weight due to not really being hungry, vomiting, and generally having a much smaller capacity for food in my stomach. I had a hysterectomy that left me with a hole in my bladder. It is hard living with a catheter all these months and It certainly is trying on my spirity. One of my friends tells me wow 25 lbs is a lot and I look great but it sure is a heck of a way to lose weight. I agree. This terrible valley ex... Fri, 29 Jan 2010 10:20:18 EST Hello, from Todd in North Dakota Hello everyone. This is Todd from the Frozen Tundra of North Dakota. <BR> It actually usually isn't too bad...but tonight it's supposed to get down to around -18. (for you people in warmer states that's 18 degrees below zero.) Yuck! <BR> <BR> I just joined the team a little while ago and I look forward to making new friends. Fri, 29 Jan 2010 00:30:43 EST Red Wine Fights Tooth Decay <BR> Red Wine Fights Tooth Decay <BR> By Sylvia Booth Hubbard <BR> <BR> Red wine may stain your teeth, but new research shows it also keeps them from decaying. Italian scientists demonstrated red wine made it difficult for harmful bacteria to cling to teeth, and, in a statement on the United Kingdom's National Health Service site, concluded that the prevention of tooth decay "may be another beneficial effect of the moderate consumption of red wine." <BR> <BR> <BR> The bacteria that cau... Thu, 28 Jan 2010 12:50:59 EST The 5 Smartest Midnight Snacks The 5 Smartest Midnight Snacks <BR> By Susan McQuReviewed by QualityHealth's Medical Advisory Board illan <BR> <BR> <BR> If you're going to do some late-night nibbling, your best bet is to eat light. Here, we've got some suggestions. <BR> <BR> Like any type of snacking, late night nibbling may or may not be good for you, depending on what you choose to eat. Your best bet under any circumstances is to eat light: Stick to a100-calorie snack pack or, better yet, choose a midnight munchie th... Thu, 28 Jan 2010 12:39:55 EST Better Health Results in a Better Sex Life Better Health Results in a Better Sex Life <BR> By Rosemary Black <BR> Reviewed by QualityHealth's Medical Advisory Board <BR> <BR> Good health ups the odds that you and your partner will have a better time in bed. <BR> It's hard to get revved up for sex if you're not feeling well. Before you start blaming your less than vigorous libido on getting older or becoming disinterested in your partner, take a long, hard look at your health profile. <BR> <BR> Medications used to treat everythi... Thu, 28 Jan 2010 10:48:52 EST Frustrated- but walked instead of eating it away! For some reason the kids have been on my nerves this week, attitude with a capital A at times! <BR> <BR> This afternoon the 9 yr old came home from school in a grumpy mood, and then everything was a hassle, an argument, or huge ordeal. A routine that we have had for over 2 years, and today it was like I didn't know I had to do it now! ( hello????) The 12 yr old realized that I had had enough, so she was being more cooperative, and didn't want my wrath! I got to the point that the 9yr old ... Thu, 28 Jan 2010 02:18:30 EST Sorority Life Anyone play Sorority Life? <BR> <BR> I need to add some more sisters to my house? <BR> <BR> (It can be just as brutal as Mafia Wars! LOL) <BR> <BR> Sellina Rogers Wed, 27 Jan 2010 18:40:31 EST What are you cooking today? Thought this might help give each other some ideas on different choices- change things up. <BR> <em>267</em> <em>258</em> <em>190</em> <em>180</em> <em>492</em> <em>498</em> <em>497</em> <em>140</em> <em>470</em> <em>474</em> <em>485</em> <em>45</em> <em>265</em> <em>284</em> <em>69</em> <em>291</em> <em>181</em> <em>274</em> <em>271</em> <em>106</em> <em>341</em> Wed, 27 Jan 2010 17:22:49 EST To ACHIEVE your DREAMS remember your ABC's To ACHIEVE your DREAMS remember your ABC's <BR> <BR> Avoid negative sources, people, places, things and habits. <BR> <BR> Believe in yourself. <BR> <BR> Consider things from every angle. <BR> <BR> Don't give up and don't give in. <BR> <BR> Enjoy life today, yesterday is gone and tomorrow may never come. <BR> <BR> Family and friends are hidden treasures: seek them and enjoy their riches <BR> <BR> Give more than you planned to. <BR> <BR> Hang on to your dreams. <BR> <BR> Ignor... Wed, 27 Jan 2010 15:49:53 EST 5 Ways Honey Can Heal You 5 Ways Honey Can Heal You <BR> By Susan McQuillan <BR> Reviewed by QualityHealth's Medical Advisory Board <BR> <BR> Science has confirmed what folk medicine has pretty much already proven: Honey heals. <BR> Honey, one of nature's most natural and intense sweeteners, has been used for centuries as a home remedy for various ailments. In more recent years, science has confirmed what folk medicine has pretty much already proven: Honey heals. <BR> <BR> The color of honey, which ranges from ... Wed, 27 Jan 2010 03:25:08 EST New to the team!!! Hi all!!!! I am new to SP but am learning my way. I am a 30 something in MO. Looking to get myself healthy and happy for me and my family. Tue, 26 Jan 2010 17:50:45 EST Hi I'm new to this team Hello fellow facebookers...I am 25 and needing to lose so weight...I'm trying to stick to my goals and keep a good diet with a good work out routine... <BR> <BR> I also play on yoville...Wich is fun but I'm tyring to cut back how much time I spend on it so I can work out more and have some free time to get outside. <BR> <BR> My name is crystal by the way...hope your all having a great day Tue, 26 Jan 2010 13:55:23 EST Hi I'm new Hello, <BR> My nams is Michelle and I am a 42 year old visually impaired legally blind stay at home mom with 3 kids ages 18,16,14. i have been married 24 years. I live in Oregon. I need to lose about 100 pounds. I have no idea where to start. <BR> thanks <BR> Michelle Tue, 26 Jan 2010 13:13:12 EST Grapple Anyone??? Grapple anyone? <BR> <BR> What's a grapple? Imagine the sweet distinctive flavor of Concord grapes combined with the crispness of a fresh, juicy Washington Extra Fancy apple. <BR> <BR> This variety of the apple is an absoultely delicious change of pace from your commmon ordinary apple. You have got to try them. <BR> <BR> Grâpple® brand apples begin either as Washington Extra Fancy Gala or Fuji Apples, depending upon the season. These "premium apples" are the ones that take on the grape... Tue, 26 Jan 2010 08:51:02 EST FB name facebook name is Rachel Mitchell Davis...would love to hear from you guys. Mon, 25 Jan 2010 23:02:36 EST Burn More Fat With Breakfast Burn More Fat With Breakfast <BR> <BR> You can give your body a little fat-burning advantage by including items like these in your morning meal: eggs, yogurt, and whole-grain cereal. <BR> <BR> Breakfast is the most important meal of the day if you're trying to control your appetite and lose weight, but these three items in particular have been credited with extra fat-burning and pound-dropping powers in recent studies. <BR> <BR> How They Help <BR> <BR> Eggs: When people on low-calorie... Mon, 25 Jan 2010 15:59:23 EST ON A ROLL! Lost 10.8lbs as of today WOOT! Mon, 25 Jan 2010 15:20:00 EST Looking for people who Play Farmville If you play Farmville and are addicted like me. Please feel free to add me :) <BR> <BR><BR>profile&id=702982311 Mon, 25 Jan 2010 13:03:15 EST Food Rules Food Rules <BR> By Leanne Ely, C.N.C. <BR> Dear Friends, <BR> <BR> One of my heroes, Michael Pollan, recently wrote a book on his food rules. I read a review of his book and started to laugh. So many of these have been my “food rules” for a long time! <BR> <BR> I thought about all I’ve been talking about for all these years and decided to drill it down to a few “rules”. What the heck? I’ve done “top ten” lists for over ten years and made lists about other stuff that was either good or b... Mon, 25 Jan 2010 12:45:35 EST New member Here Hello! My Name is Mitzi. I am 32 years young and I am sahm of 4 kids. Married for soon to be 13 years to my wonderful husband. When I met him I weighed 134 pounds. 4 kids and several years later I am not happy with myself anymore. I want to loose weight to be happy with me. I am huge facebook fan as well :) If any of you want to add me on face book you can. Here is my link <BR> <BR><BR>profile&id=702982311 Mon, 25 Jan 2010 08:35:18 EST name for facebook find Hey there~~~ My name is Joy Geldof Seegers.....look me up add me on..could always use more friends in this journey!! Let me know you are from sparks!! Mon, 25 Jan 2010 08:05:54 EST Hi Everyone I have just rejoined Sparks. I am on farmville and farmtown. My e-mail is if you want to become friends on facebook too. <BR> <BR> My b-day is May26. Have a great weekend Sun, 24 Jan 2010 16:39:48 EST Seafood and it's Health Benefits Seafood and it's Health Benefits <BR> <BR> Seafood is consumed in large quantities in Japan and other parts of Asia. Consequently they suffer far less of certain cancers and diseases and the link with seafood is confirmed. Here we tell you those benefits and why you should involve seafood into your diet. <BR> <BR> <BR> Seafood today <BR> Nowadays, people have come to realize the importance of seafoods in our diet. Various studies and researches have proved that the best sources of good fat... Wed, 20 Jan 2010 00:42:52 EST Beginners Guide to Flax Seeds Beginners Guide to Flax Seeds <BR> <BR> The benefits of flax seeds are numerous and include constipation relief, clearing up acne, smooth skin, they assist in building muscle and burning fat, they're good for heart health and they might even help with depression and arthritis. <BR> <BR> <BR> What are flax seeds? <BR> <BR> Flax seeds are small seeds that at first glance look like the sesame seeds used on hamburger buns. They are very inexpensive and you can chew them up in their natural... Wed, 20 Jan 2010 00:37:23 EST 10 Delicious Snacks Under 100 Calories 10 Delicious Snacks Under 100 Calories <BR> By Emily L. Ciraolo <BR> Reviewed by QualityHealth's Medical Advisory Board <BR> <BR> Who says you have to eat rabbit food to lose weight? Check out these tasty low-cal treats. <BR> <BR> For many people, the hardest part of dieting is dealing with feelings of deprivation. And is it any wonder? In an effort to cut calories, most weight-loss plans restrict or eliminate your favorite foods—leaving you stuck with snacks that taste more like cardbo... Wed, 20 Jan 2010 00:24:21 EST Check out my team <link><BR>ndividual.asp?gid=39614 </link> Tue, 19 Jan 2010 16:23:56 EST Wheel Points 2 Tue, 19 Jan 2010 12:05:46 EST MIA for a while Hey all! I was on your team some time ago, have been having some major computer issues, so my activity around Spark dwindled. Unfortunately, with the lesser activity the weight CLIMBED once again! <em>39</em> <BR> I'm back to say hello & back to connect with all my fellow Facebookers! Let's make 2010 the best year EVER!! <em>244</em> Mon, 18 Jan 2010 12:49:53 EST Happy Birthday- MUSA33 <em>144</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>144</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>107</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>144</em> <BR> <BR> Hope you have a great birthday!!! <BR> <BR> Tina Mon, 18 Jan 2010 03:20:32 EST