SparkPeople In my 40s and want to be a big loser! Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=14069 We are '40 Somethings' who have struggled to lose weight, gotten discouraged, gave up and are BACK ON TRACK to weight loss! Our Motto: Encourage, be encouraged & never give up! SparkPeople In my 40s and want to be a big loser! Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=14069 I Challenge YOU too... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23026x14069x59998615 Say something POSITIVE about yourself Each Day. <BR> Is can be something little or something bigger. <BR> Just be nice to yourself. So many of us are our own worst enemy. Today is the day we are going to change our thinking. <BR> No More name calling <BR> No More lying to ourselves <BR> Be Happy <BR> Be Positive <BR> Be a Fighter for yourself <BR> Be your cheerleader <BR> <BR> So Lets post something NICE/Positive about ourselves each day so it becomes a habit. <BR> A good healthy habit. <BR>... Thu, 11 Dec 2014 15:37:41 EST QOTD 12/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x59970640 Remember you do not have to answer and can answer with a yes and no when it applies. But we are here to get to know one another. Now let's have some fun. <BR> <BR> What is your favorite Christmas song? Mine is Jingle bell Rock. Mon, 8 Dec 2014 15:09:24 EST Congratulations to.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14069x59935388 Please all Congratulate Jen aka Jenfrog125 has agreed to be a Co-Leader. <BR> Thank you Jen for helping our little team out. <BR> <em>104</em> <em>381</em> <em>201</em> Thu, 4 Dec 2014 13:08:21 EST QOTD Dec 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x59935361 Remember you do not have to answer and can answer with a yes and no when it applies. But we are here to get to know one another. Now let's have some fun. <BR> <BR> Do people behave differently during Christmas? <BR> I think YES. because the can be more giving or be more stressful. How you let the Holidays affect you is how you are. I CHOOSE to be more giving. How about you? Thu, 4 Dec 2014 13:03:47 EST Write your Vision Statement http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12422x14069x59867047 This is part of the Write Your Vision Statement for Weight Loss <BR> Find Out Why You've Set Your Goals.. The Whole article can be found here .. <BR> www.sparkpeople.com/resource/wellness_ar<BR>ticles.asp?id=695&page=2 <BR> <BR> <BR> Inspiration <BR> Your Vision Statement should tell you why you want to lose weight or get fit, and why the hard work and effort to accomplish your goal is worth it. Your answers to these "why" questions can include some "general" elements (feeling good about yo... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 12:34:36 EST New to the page http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14069x59853471 Hi everyone, <BR> I'm Bridget, 40 years of age and live in New Zealand. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 22:02:19 EST ~QOTD Nov. 24~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x59851621 Remember you do not have to answer and can answer with a yes and no when it applies. But we are here to get to know one another. Now let's have some fun. <BR> <BR> Do You travel to someone elses house for Thanksgiving? <BR> We go down to the end of the street to my InLaws house but I cook like 3 or 4 dishes to take with us. My mom comes down from NY even has Thanksgiving with us. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 18:00:52 EST :::Pay it Forward::: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=26440x14069x59851475 The world can seem like an unfriendly, threatening place, yet we all want safety, health, and happiness for ourselves and our loved ones. How can one ordinary person—you or me—make a positive difference in this world? One way is the practice "paying it forward." While the steps might be simple, the outcome could create a sense of luck and good will that changes the world. <BR> <BR> I think that Each day if you pay it forward I will feel better as a person. So can you imagine if each one of u... Mon, 24 Nov 2014 17:35:25 EST ::: Thankful Board:::: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x59687094 During Thanksgiving week, people around the United States express gratitude for the bounty of their lives, but many may not realize that in doing so, they're also improving the quality of their health and increasing their life expectancies. <BR> Check this article out... <BR> <link>www.mindbodygreen.com/0-11819/scient<BR>ific-proof-that-being-thankful-improve<BR>s-your-health.html </link> <BR> <BR> So each day let's share what we are Thankful for each and everyday. NOT just during Nove... Thu, 6 Nov 2014 21:13:31 EST interduction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14069x59519560 My names brenda ill turn 40 next monday hope you all dont mind me joining eary i weigh 395 pounds my current goal is giving up soda i hope to get and give some good advice. This is to an all new healthy brenda. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 06:10:37 EST ~ Special WORD OF THE Week~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x59476813 I will be posting a special word of the Week and the definition. <BR> Hopefully you can use it in your day to make you feel special. Sometimes I will even write a blog on it. Or have wrote one. So keep a look out and go read my blog on my sparkpage. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 15:47:24 EST TODAY: I Will be CHALLENGING MYSELF to ______ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x59476788 Challenge yourself with small goals EVERYDAY.. <BR> To be accountable post them here... <BR> <BR> Hopefully we were able to motivate and inspire you to take care of something big that’s been hanging over your head that you’ve been wanting to accomplish. If you still think you don’t have what it takes to take care of the important things in life, then this course on goal sticking may just give you that extra push to help you not only set goals, but reach them, then reap the success that com... Thu, 16 Oct 2014 15:45:10 EST TODAY::: I AM BECOMING positive because... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x59476741 I want us to share HOW we are becoming positive with oneself. <BR> The little things or the big things. <BR> <BR> I know that we don't intentionally become grumpy Gus's. So let's help each other become more positive and stay positive. <BR> Whether its something that you do or a quote or a mantra...Please share it. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 15:40:09 EST Rest of October Daily Challenges http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23026x14069x59476601 <BR> **Challenges are from "Daily Challenges Everyday well being" by YOUME Health** <BR> <BR> Since Challenges were a big hit I am going to do the same... Keep them mixed up. <BR> Please let me know That you did it by responding on this thread. Thank You Thu, 16 Oct 2014 15:24:57 EST Oct 16 QOTD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x59476594 Remember you do not have to answer and can answer with a yes and no when it applies. But we are here to get to know one another. Now let's have some fun. <BR> <BR> How many days do you workout out to where your heart rate is elevated and your sweating? <BR> I do 2-3 (some times more) days a week but go for bike rides or walks daily. Keeps my 4yr old busy also. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 15:22:49 EST In need of Co-Leaders http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x59175899 In all the groups that I love the most it is this one but I can't seem to get in here on a regular basis anymore. <BR> So I am asking for help. Would like one or two co-leaders to help me out. <BR> <BR> Please leave a message here or in my sparkmail. <BR> Thanks <BR> Rhonda/Kermie Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:00:08 EST August 23 QOTD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x58928161 Please remember you do not have to answer. You may answer with yes or no when it applies. But we are here to get to know each other. Now lets have fun. <BR> <BR> Do you look forward to school starting or dread it? <BR> I look forward to because I have a little more down time and can use the computer again..lol Sat, 23 Aug 2014 19:37:48 EST Welcome ALL new members http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14069x58838818 Hello to ALL new members! <BR> Welcome to the group don't be afraid. Just jump on in with both feet. Thank you for introducing yourself on the NEW MEMBERS board. <BR> BE sure to Huddle every day~~ As in Posting on the TEAM WALL. Really its not just for Leaders..lol <BR> There are several boards that can help you with your weightloss journey so PLEASE join us. <BR> If there is anything you would like to see on the boards that will help you or the others just ask. <BR> Just have fun <BR> <BR> ... Thu, 14 Aug 2014 11:39:16 EST August 14th QOTD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x58838643 Please remember you do not have to answer. You may answer with yes or no when it applies. But we are here to get to know each other. Now lets have fun. <BR> <BR> What kind of footwear do you wear on a daily basis? <BR> At home I am barefooted... Stay at home mom I can wear anything..lol <BR> When out and about I wear sneakers. Thu, 14 Aug 2014 11:18:21 EST August 12th QOTD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x58820929 Please remember you do not have to answer. You may answer with yes or no when it applies. But we are here to get to know each other. Now lets have fun. <BR> <BR> How often do you change your Sparkpage? I change mine every month. I like change or so I keep telling myself I do. Tue, 12 Aug 2014 14:53:24 EST August 10th QOTD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x58799136 Please remember you do not have to answer. You may answer with yes or no when it applies. But we are here to get to know each other. Now lets have fun. <BR> <BR> Do you eat protein bars? If YES, Which do you prefer? <BR> <BR> I like too <BR> Promax LS ~ lots of protein with less sugar <BR> Pure Protein ~ because Promaxs are hard to find. Sun, 10 Aug 2014 12:46:50 EST August Daily Challenges http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23026x14069x58779683 <BR> **Challenges are from "Daily Challenges Everyday well being" by YOUME Health** <BR> <BR> Since Challenges were a big hit I am going to do the same... Keep them mixed up. <BR> Please let me know That you did it by responding on this thread. Thank You Fri, 8 Aug 2014 09:37:35 EST August 8 QOTD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x58779415 Please remember you do not have to answer. You may answer with yes or no when it applies. But we are here to get to know each other. Now lets have fun. <BR> <BR> Do you have a fitness tracker? If so what kind is it? <BR> I want to get the Garmin Vivofit. Because I like being able to look at it and see how many steps and calories that I have burned for the day (That is the only reason for not getting the Sparktracker). Plus its bluetooth capable and works with my phone. I have been research... Fri, 8 Aug 2014 09:18:32 EST Last week of JULY challenges http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23026x14069x58671629 Come on ladies I know you can do them.. I will be giving goodies for all that complete this weeks challenge.. Just post that you have completed it on that day. <BR> <BR> July 28 Daily Challenge <BR> <BR> Take 3 minutes to examine your toenails and fingernails. <BR> <BR> How to do it <BR> <BR> Look carefully at your fingernails and the skin around them. Take your shoes and socks off to inspect your toenails. Pay special attention to red or white spots, dark lines under the nails, missh... Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:50:37 EST July 28 QOTD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x58671573 Please remember you do not have to answer. You may answer with yes or no when it applies. But we are here to get to know each other. Now lets have fun. <BR> <BR> Do you like to try new restaurants, or do you prefer to go to those you have already been to? Why? <BR> I love trying new restaurants but the family doesn't unless it has similar foods to ones that we have been too. I like to go to see if the have healthier choices than the usual restaurants. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:41:13 EST Determined! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14069x58611375 Hi I am a 45 year old Christian and am disabled by a very bad back (two herniated disks and a "broken" vertebra) . I weigh 337 lbs. I want to lose the extra 200 lbs by my 50th birthday or hopefully sooner! I want health for real. I consider this a life journey and not a fad diet. I joined SparkPeople on the recommendation of my pain management P.A. and am finding it helpful and encouraging although I have just begun to take full advantage of it. <BR> I have struggled with my weight my whole ... Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:30:57 EST July 18 QOTD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x58571858 Please remember you do not have to answer. You may answer with yes or no when it applies. But we are here to get to know each other. Now lets have fun. <BR> <BR> Do you believe that loved ones that passed on are still with you? If so please share. <BR> <BR> When I was giving birth to my daughter I had a hard time pushing her out I felt a kiss on my cheek and my Dad whisper "Just one last hard push" and out she came. I have several more but that one is my favorite. YES they do visit us. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:19:10 EST June's Top 5 Fitness point leaders http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x58411309 Congratulations to ALL sparkers... Keep on Moving. <BR> <BR> 1) RAVEN689 3,548 <BR> 2) MALEXANDER4 3,409 <BR> 3) BEMILCH 3,082 <BR> 4) TRUCKERDEE 3,006 <BR> 5) MOMMY445 2,830 Wed, 2 Jul 2014 20:59:44 EST June's TOP 5 spark point leaders http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x58411298 Congratulations to all sparkers <BR> <BR> 1) MOMMY445 4,590 <BR> 2) TRUCKERDEE 3,428 <BR> 3) CATNURSE1 3,262 <BR> 4) MALEXANDER4 3,200 <BR> 5) JHORNE826 3,077 Wed, 2 Jul 2014 20:57:46 EST July Challenges http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23026x14069x58411203 <BR> **Challenges are from "Daily Challenges Everyday well being" by YOUME Health** <BR> <BR> Since last months Challenges were a big hit I am going to do the same... Keep them mixed up. <BR> Please let me know That you did it by responding on this thread. Thank You <BR> Wed, 2 Jul 2014 20:44:19 EST Welcome new members to the group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14069x58411177 Hello to all new members! <BR> Welcome to the group don't be afraid. Just jump on in with both feet. Please introduce your self on the NEW MEMBERS board. <BR> BE sure to Huddle every day. <BR> There are several boards that can help you with your weightloss journey so PLEASE join us. <BR> If there is anything you would like to see on the boards that will help you or the others just ask. <BR> Just have fun <BR> <BR> Kermie <BR> Wed, 2 Jul 2014 20:41:57 EST July 2 QOTD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x58411155 Please remember you do not have to answer. You may answer with yes or no when it applies. But we are here to get to know each other. Now lets have fun. <BR> <BR> Name one of your fears??? <BR> My greatest fear is dying before my kids get out on their own and have their own lives Not being there when they get married or have children. . My Dad died so young (52) and He died before I was married or had my children. Wed, 2 Jul 2014 20:40:02 EST June 30 QOTD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x58388353 Please remember you do not have to answer. You may answer with yes or no when it applies. But we are here to get to know each other. Now lets have fun. <BR> <BR> How did you do on your goals this month? <BR> Do you need to re-evaluate? <BR> I was way to busy and REALLY need to start buckling down. <BR> I did keep the drink more water goal <BR> I did exercise 3 or more times a week <BR> Didn't lose anything <BR> Didn't try new things <BR> Little disappointed but NOT giving up. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 19:37:39 EST June 26 QOTD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x58345696 Please remember you do not have to answer. You may answer with yes or no when it applies. But we are here to get to know each other. Now lets have fun. <BR> <BR> Did you grow up in a 2 parent household? <BR> Have no idea why I asked this but was curious. YES I did I had 3 sets of grandparents though. <BR> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 15:09:30 EST June 23rd QOTD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x58315374 All we ask is yes or no, the more you share, the more we know! <BR> <BR> Did you do anything special for the Summer Solstice? <BR> <BR> I did readings at the holistic center from 10 am till 9 pm, was awesome! We had a drum circle and munchies and henna tattoos! And soooo much food, hahahaha. Mon, 23 Jun 2014 19:14:21 EST June 20 QOTD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x58284656 Please remember you do not have to answer. You may answer with yes or no when it applies. But we are here to get to know each other. Now lets have fun. <BR> <BR> What did you do today to get sweaty? <BR> Played basketball with my sons.. <BR> Walked the ballfield and my daughters hitting lessons. <BR> But just going outside makes me sweat. Dang hate being hot but Hate being COLD more. Fri, 20 Jun 2014 20:52:11 EST June 19 QOTD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x58269969 Please remember you do not have to answer. You may answer with yes or no when it applies. But we are here to get to know each other. Now lets have fun. <BR> <BR> Do you like going to Water Parks? <BR> <BR> I don't care for them but let the kids go. This year we have a season pass because of the amusement park ( 2 for 1) <BR> Don't like being in a bathing suit <BR> Don't like being in the kiddy pool.. yes that's where I have to stay when we go with the 3 yr old. <BR> Don't like being i... Thu, 19 Jun 2014 11:49:48 EST JUNE 18 QOTD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x58255831 All we ask is Yes or No, the more you share, the more we know! <BR> <BR> Are you tired of the term "Hump Day" for Wednesdays? <BR> <BR> I am! That camel makes my skin crawl! Specially in light of the fact that Wednesday is not the midway of the work week for so many of us any more! Wed, 18 Jun 2014 07:22:33 EST June 15 QOTD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x58237882 Please remember you do not have to answer. You may answer with yes or no when it applies. But we are here to get to know each other. Now lets have fun. <BR> <BR> Do you like Amusement Parks? <BR> <BR> YES.. We go to Busch Gardens and have season passes this year. Only because the kids go with their friends so we decided to get season passes this year. I for one would love to go to Kings Dominion. We went all the time to different parks when we were kids even in different states even to Can... Mon, 16 Jun 2014 14:59:39 EST June 14 QOTD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x58216683 Please remember you do not have to answer. You may answer with yes or no when it applies. But we are here to get to know each other. Now lets have fun. <BR> <BR> What kind of Movies do you like to watch at the Movie theather? <BR> WE always watch the HIGH action movie's . Yesterday we went to see Xmen: Days of future Past. I think it is because Hubby likes the Sound better and the graphics... Even though we have a Samsung Smart TV the with a sound bar. Its still not the same he says. Sat, 14 Jun 2014 13:48:44 EST June 13th QOTD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x58203250 All we ask is Yes or No, the more you share, the more we know! <BR> <BR> Yep! Its Friday the 13th! SO, do you view it as an "unlucky" day as far as it goes for YOU? <BR> <BR> Me, nope, its usually a pretty great day for me! I am hoping that holds true and I nail some bonus numbers to boost my pay up for the week....gah! Fri, 13 Jun 2014 07:52:46 EST June 12 QOTD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x58191651 All we ask is yes or no....the more you share...the more we know!!!! <BR> <BR> Now that school is out, will your morning routine change? <BR> <BR> Mine, yes, I have my mornings back! I can get up, get me a work out in, and enjoy some quiet time, before heading out to work. IF they happen to wake up before I leave, around 8 am, they can sit and watch TV in their room till I bail, hahahaha. Thu, 12 Jun 2014 07:54:16 EST June 11 QOTD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x58182357 Please remember you do not have to answer. You may answer with yes or no when it applies. But we are here to get to know each other. Now lets have fun. <BR> <BR> Do you do anything special for your kids graduation day? <BR> We just usually take them out to dinner. So proud of them. Wed, 11 Jun 2014 10:34:19 EST Welcome Leslieislosinit to the group! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14069x58173763 Hello to LESLIELOSINIT! <BR> Welcome to the group don't be afraid. Just jump on in with both feet. Thank you for introducing yourself on the NEW MEMBERS board. <BR> Try to stop by and see our question of the day. Stop to say Hello and tell us what going on. <BR> There are several boards that can help you with your weightloss journey so PLEASE join us. <BR> If there is anything you would like to see on the boards that will help you or the others just ask. <BR> Just have fun <BR> <BR> Kermie Tue, 10 Jun 2014 15:32:30 EST June 10 QOTD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x58173740 Please remember you do not have to answer. You may answer with yes or no when it applies. But we are here to get to know each other. Now lets have fun. <BR> <BR> Are your kiddos still in school or out for the summer?? <BR> <BR> Mine will be out in 2 days ..or in their eyes 1 1/2 days Tue, 10 Jun 2014 15:30:01 EST Welcome BAMARTIN9060, CATNURSE1 & MEGS1206 ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14069x58161780 Hello to Barb, Kathy& Megan! <BR> Welcome to the group don't be afraid. Just jump on in with both feet. Thank you for introducing yourself on the NEW MEMBERS board. <BR> Try to stop by and see our question of the day. Stop to say Hello and tell us what going on. <BR> There are several boards that can help you with your weightloss journey so PLEASE join us. <BR> If there is anything you would like to see on the boards that will help you or the others just ask. <BR> Just have fun <BR> <BR> Ker... Mon, 9 Jun 2014 12:58:25 EST June 9 QOTD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x58161658 Please remember you do not have to answer. You may answer with yes or no when it applies. But we are here to get to know each other. Now lets have fun. <BR> <BR> Are you allergic to any FOODS? <BR> I am allergic to milk (mild reactions, migraines and stomach problems , atopic dermatitis ) <BR> Aged cheeses Mon, 9 Jun 2014 12:40:35 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14069x58146565 Hello, <BR> <BR> My name is Chris. I have been a member with spark people for years, just never stuck with the site or any diet program long enough to keep me in shape for a long period of time. <BR> <BR> I am 47, married with 4 children. I want to lose 40# and keep it off! I have been on a diets all my life. I am a yo-yo dieter. <BR> <BR> Now I am at my heaviest and just disgusted with myself, and need support. <BR> <BR> Help! <BR> <BR> Sun, 8 Jun 2014 07:07:14 EST June 7 QOTD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x58137851 All we need is yes or no....the more you share...the more we know!!!! <BR> <BR> Vitamins, scripts and such, oh my! The daily pills you pop, be they vitamins or prescribed....do you take them right from the bottle, or, do you keep them in a sorter/daily reminder? <BR> <BR> I put all in a reminder, gods forbid anyone ever slips a poison pill in my holder, I pop the day all in and swallow....7 of the suckers between vites and meds....I do look to register there are 7 in there...ok, I'm good, h... Sat, 7 Jun 2014 08:08:36 EST June 6 QOTD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x58127338 Please remember you do not have to answer. You may answer with yes or no when it applies. But we are here to get to know each other. Now lets have fun. <BR> <BR> Do you go to the local festival/carnivals near you? <BR> I did when I was a kid but for some reason I can't stand to be in crowds now. Even more paranoid my kids getting snatched in a crowd. (YUP watch too many dramas/csi ) <BR> Fri, 6 Jun 2014 07:49:57 EST June 5 QOTD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x58115660 Yes, no or maybe so? The more you share, the more we know! <BR> <BR> Ah the daily figuring out of what to eat, do you plan your meals ahead, or, put them together as you stare at whats on hand? <BR> <BR> I am an "on hander", I have a special box in the fridge for MOM ONLY foods, and the little freezer on the fridge is MOMS SPOT...both where I keep my soy products, sugar frees, fat frees, alien like mixtures and things that go slim in the night.....so, I can grab a boca burger here and a bag... Thu, 5 Jun 2014 07:08:09 EST ***BRAG BOARD**** http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=26440x14069x58107679 This Board I want to hear What is special that is going on in your life. <BR> Your accomplishments <BR> Your childrens accomplishments <BR> Your spouse accomplishments. <BR> Anything that you can't tell somebody This is where you post it. Wed, 4 Jun 2014 12:07:54 EST June 4 QOTD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x58107640 Please remember you do not have to answer. You may answer with yes or no when it applies. But we are here to get to know each other. Now lets have fun. <BR> <BR> How long have you known your best friend? <BR> I have one best friend That I have known for 35 years <BR> I have another best friend that I have known for 5 years. Wed, 4 Jun 2014 12:05:16 EST June 3 QOTD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x58096711 Please remember you do not have to answer. You may answer with yes or no when it applies. But we are here to get to know each other. Now lets have fun. <BR> <BR> Do you watch or read the ads on the sides of the Sparkpeople page? <BR> Just wondering if others did? I don't do it on EVERY single page but figured I could learn something new or see a new product... YES I am weird and BORED..lol <BR> <BR> Tue, 3 Jun 2014 13:39:52 EST June 2 QOTD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x58083579 Please remember you do not have to answer. You may answer with yes or no when it applies. But we are here to get to know each other. Now lets have fun. <BR> <BR> When you are working out and in the zone what is your mind doing? <BR> I say my mantra over and over while working out... <BR> Healthy Heart <BR> Healthy Mind <BR> Healthy Body <BR> Healthy Soul <BR> Happy Heart <BR> Happy Mind <BR> Happy Body <BR> Happy Soul <BR> Strong Heart <BR> Strong Mind <BR> Strong Body <BR> Stron... Mon, 2 Jun 2014 11:57:59 EST May's Fitness points top 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x58072427 Congratulations to May's Fitness points top 5 <BR> <BR> <BR> 1) MALEXANDER4 3,573 <BR> 2) BEMILCH 3,498 <BR> 3) TRUCKERDEE 3,386 <BR> 4) ANNASMOM12 2,854 <BR> 5) PHRANNYJ 2,747 Sun, 1 Jun 2014 14:29:44 EST May Spark points leaders http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x58072402 Congratulations Sparkers <BR> <BR> 1) TRUCKERDEE 5,144 <BR> 2) JHORNE826 4,487 <BR> 3) MOMMY445 4,000 <BR> 4) JOVGRL 2,953 <BR> 5) MALEXANDER4 2,921 Sun, 1 Jun 2014 14:27:05 EST Junes Daily challenges http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23026x14069x58070479 June 1st Daily Challenge <BR> <BR> Strengthen your lower back: Lie on your stomach and lift and lower each of your thighs 5 times. <BR> <BR> <BR> How to do it <BR> <BR> Roll up two towels. Lie on your stomach and place the towels under your forehead and shoulders for support. (For added comfort, you can place a towel or pillow beneath your stomach.) Relax your arms at your sides. With your knee slightly bent and your foot relaxed, lift your right thigh off the floor. Lower and lift y... Sun, 1 Jun 2014 11:01:27 EST June 1st QOTD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x58070320 Please remember you do not have to answer. You may answer with yes or no when it applies. But we are here to get to know each other. Now lets have fun. <BR> <BR> What kind of jobs did you have until your present one? <BR> I'm a stay at home mom but before I became one I was a Short order cook, waitress,Worked at title company and I delivered flowers. oh and even tried to sell Vacuum cleaners, Avon and Mary Kay( I am NOT a sales person) Sun, 1 Jun 2014 10:49:11 EST MAY 31st QOTD! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x58062449 All we need is yes or no, but the more you share, the more we know! <BR> <BR> Here we are. the last day of May already...where has half the year gone already?? <BR> <BR> So, with tomorrow starting the new month, do you set a fresh goal to meet just for the new month, or, if you have set goals, are they an all year long sort? <BR> <BR> Me, I am terrible with "goals" I do my best and enjoy the wins and deal with the not so greats, hahahaha. Maybe NOT the best way of doing things, seeing as h... Sat, 31 May 2014 16:24:53 EST Welcome ZOYAS_BEGINING & ABBYJO42 to the group! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14069x58049954 Hello to ZOYAS_BEGINING & ABBYJO42! <BR> Welcome to the group don't be afraid. Just jump on in with both feet. Thank you for introducing yourself on the NEW MEMBERS board. <BR> Try to stop by and see our question of the day. Stop to say Hello and tell us what going on. <BR> There are several boards that can help you with your weightloss journey so PLEASE join us. <BR> If there is anything you would like to see on the boards that will help you or the others just ask. <BR> Just have fun <BR> ... Fri, 30 May 2014 11:28:44 EST a Quick sign up for June Buddies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x58049923 We can either keep the same buddies...SINCE I was terrible one or we can sign up for new June buddies and I will post them at the end of the week. <BR> <BR> Fri, 30 May 2014 11:25:48 EST MAY 30 QOTD! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x58047557 All we need is Yes or NO...the more you share, the more we know!! <BR> <BR> Do you go on a yearly vacation to recharge? <BR> <BR> I wish I could! It's been 7 years since my hubby and I went on a pre honeymoon vacation to OBX...loved it, and would go back in a blink! Kids and bills wont allow :P Fri, 30 May 2014 08:06:24 EST MAY 29 QOTD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x58038252 All we need is Yes or NO...the more you share, the more we know!! <BR> <BR> When you are just NOT in the mood to do a workout at ALL...can you talk yourself into the "Just try for 10" mode? <BR> <BR> Honestly, not when I'm sick, but, on usual days, yes, I get at least that 10 in, as, 10 is better than 0, and most of the times, it leads to 20 or 30.... Thu, 29 May 2014 11:06:54 EST What was your Bonus Spin for the team today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=26440x14069x58014664 <em>129</em> 2 from me Tue, 27 May 2014 11:58:33 EST May 27 QOTD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x58014633 All we need is Yes or NO...the more you share, the more we know!! <BR> <BR> So, today I ask....how long do you wait before you break down and go see the doctor, when you get really sick? <BR> <BR> I usually wait to see if it goes away on its own, with OTC meds, juice and all that, since thats what they usually tell ya to do anyway.... "Oh, it has to run its course"....today, I finally after, 11 days of trying at home...made apt to go see doc....gah. Tue, 27 May 2014 11:55:38 EST May 26 QOTD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x58005168 Please remember you do not have to answer. You may answer with yes or no when it applies. But we are here to get to know each other. Now lets have fun. <BR> <BR> When cooking potatoes and you come across a bad spot do you?? <BR> a) Throw the whole thing away <BR> b) cut around it <BR> c) depends on how bad it is <BR> <BR> Growing up on the poor side we had to make the best of what we had So I cut around it. Unless its really bad. I was shocked when my father-in-law threw the whole potato... Mon, 26 May 2014 15:48:36 EST MAY 25 QOTD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x57992345 Yes or no? The more you share, the more we know!! <BR> <BR> Happy Birthday to me! Do you still celebrate your birthday with a party? <BR> <BR> Me, nah, rather a nice quiet din din somewhere, or one made at home, and some <BR> simple board games, etc..... Sun, 25 May 2014 11:17:10 EST MAY 24 QOTD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x57980603 Yes or no is all you need to say...but...the more you share, the more we learn about each other! <BR> <BR> With the weather changing every five minutes, from blizzard to flood and back again, have you had to deal with any major allergy or colds yet? <BR> <BR> Me, I caught my youngests little cold, and it's been kickin my butt since! Today is a week since I was hit with it hard and fast, and asthma joined in...gah!!!! Sat, 24 May 2014 08:32:53 EST Welcome MSENKEWITZ & MIL2000NEW to the Group. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14069x57960034 Hello to MSENKEWITZ & MIL2000NEW! <BR> Welcome to the group don't be afraid. Just jump on in with both feet. Thank you for introducing yourself on the NEW MEMBERS board. <BR> BE sure to Huddle every day. <BR> There are several boards that can help you with your weightloss journey so PLEASE join us. <BR> If there is anything you would like to see on the boards that will help you or the others just ask. <BR> Just have fun <BR> <BR> Kermie <BR> Thu, 22 May 2014 09:10:05 EST MAY 22 QOTD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x57959980 Please remember you do not have to answer. You may answer with yes or no when it applies. But we are here to get to know each other. Now lets have fun. <BR> <BR> When was the last time you cried? and Why? <BR> <BR> Shoot I am a softy. I cried at my daughters ball game Tuesday. It was senior night and one of our good friends daughter graduates this year. She was bawling and had everyone else teary eyed. <BR> I cry at movies <BR> I cry with onions <BR> I cry when I am MAD <BR> But the la... Thu, 22 May 2014 09:05:53 EST QOTD MAY 19th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x57922705 Do you exercise when you are sick? <BR> <BR> This time for me, not yet, I made it this far, and back to bed after... <BR> <em>527</em> Mon, 19 May 2014 07:47:57 EST MAY 17 QOTD! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x57902491 Hello Weekend, so filled with temptations and..more, temptations....yikes! <BR> <BR> How do you over come that little voice that says... "I've had a tough week, I "deserve" to just relax...to order in some (insert delicious evils here) rather than cook....etc" <BR> <BR> It is a tough one, like most, my week days start mad early and end sadly late...so, it's almost a given to "escape" with the bonus of a work out or healthy meal...why the weekends are so...a Siren call, to bash my weekly pro... Sat, 17 May 2014 09:05:10 EST Welcome HOL8664 to the group! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14069x57896502 Hello to HOL8664! <BR> Welcome to the group don't be afraid. Just jump on in with both feet. Thank you for introducing yourself on the NEW MEMBERS board. <BR> BE sure to Huddle every day. <BR> There are several boards that can help you with your weightloss journey so PLEASE join us. <BR> If there is anything you would like to see on the boards that will help you or the others just ask. <BR> Just have fun <BR> <BR> Kermie <BR> Fri, 16 May 2014 17:03:36 EST How much was your Team Bonus Spin worth today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x57892891 <em>334</em> 50! Fri, 16 May 2014 09:58:21 EST MAY 16 QOTD! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x57891102 What is your favorite way to eat your veggies? Raw? Cooked? Hidden? <BR> <BR> I like mine steamed and as the main dish! Fri, 16 May 2014 07:50:01 EST MAY 15 QOTD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x57884279 Please remember you do not have to answer. You may answer with yes or no when it applies. But we are here to get to know each other. Now lets have fun. <BR> <BR> Does your house have a vegetable garden? and what are you growing? <BR> We do box gardens <BR> We are getting a late start on ours but will have it going next week. <BR> We plant tomatoes <BR> Cherry tomatoes <BR> cucumbers and <BR> yellow squash... <BR> ALL things I know the kids will eat. Thu, 15 May 2014 14:38:12 EST MAY 13 QOTD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x57861001 Please remember you do not have to answer. You may answer with yes or no when it applies. But we are here to get to know each other. Now lets have fun. <BR> <BR> Who are you named after? <BR> My mom named me after Movie legend Rhonda Flemming. She is a beautiful actress. Just found out her birthday is the day before mine. Tue, 13 May 2014 15:45:57 EST MAY 12 QOTD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x57850251 Please remember you do not have to answer. You may answer with yes or no when it applies. But we are here to get to know each other. Now lets have fun. <BR> <BR> Did you have a good Mother's Day? <BR> I did. Love my kids. They got me a bird feeder squirrels can't get into. Plus home made cards. They are the BEST. We worked in my flower bed most of the day then went to hubby's mama's house. Great day all around. Mon, 12 May 2014 18:41:20 EST May 10 QOTD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x57829025 Please remember you do not have to answer. You may answer with yes or no when it applies. But we are here to get to know each other. Now lets have fun. <BR> <BR> Sorry have been super busy... <BR> <BR> Do you have family reunions? <BR> Seems like we have them on my mom's side every summer. When I return to NY we usually get together with both sides of the family. But as for my husbands side went to 1 in 22 years that we have been together on his mom's side. Haven't seen anyone on his Dad ... Sat, 10 May 2014 19:27:19 EST May 6 QOTD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x57782894 Please remember you do not have to answer. You may answer with yes or no when it applies. But we are here to get to know each other. Now lets have fun. <BR> <BR> Did you ever meet any of your great grandparents? <BR> I have on my mom sides both my paternal and maternal. My great grandma Minnie lived until 1992... <BR> But my grandpas died with in weeks of each other when I was in 3rd grade. <BR> My kids have met my grandma. Tue, 6 May 2014 19:51:36 EST MAY 5 QOTD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x57767089 Please remember you do not have to answer. You may answer with yes or no when it applies. But we are here to get to know each other. Now lets have fun. <BR> <BR> Do you have a food journal on hand? <BR> The best way to track is having a food journal on hand. I have one that will actually fit in my purse so I can carry it where ever I go. Mon, 5 May 2014 14:13:44 EST Here is your MAY buddy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x57767050 MSDONNAK ~ Miller31313 <BR> BertasJourney ~ Kermie67 <BR> <BR> Have fun this month ladies. <BR> If your buddy is a no show PLEASE let me know. <BR> Thanks Mon, 5 May 2014 14:08:39 EST May 2 QOTD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x57731769 Please remember you do not have to answer. You may answer with yes or no when it applies. But we are here to get to know each other. Now lets have fun. <BR> <BR> What type of person are you? <BR> A~ Always early <BR> B~ Always on time <BR> C~ Always late <BR> <BR> I am A ,, I know its because my mom was ALWAYS late everywhere. not just a little late either. like 1/2 to 1 hour if it wasn't work. <BR> Now I probably drive my family nuts for my need to be early where ever we go. Fri, 2 May 2014 14:49:10 EST MAY 1 QOTD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x57724424 <BR> Happy MAY DAY <BR> <BR> What is your favorite MANTRA! What is a mantra something you say over and over to get you in a positive frame of mind. <BR> <BR> Mine is HEALTHY mind, Healthy body, Healthy Heart, Healthy soul. I repeat everyday several times a day. Thu, 1 May 2014 23:52:38 EST TOP 5 TEAM fitness points leaders http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x57709182 Username April Minutes <BR> <BR> 2014 Minutes <BR> <BR> All Time Minutes <BR> <BR> 1) MALEXANDER4 3,360 13,546 95,000 <BR> 2) BEMILCH 3,070 13,137 45,048 <BR> 3) PHRANNYJ 2,762 12,013 25,706 <BR> 4) ANNASMOM12 2,447 10,866 41,341 <BR> 5) MOMMY445 2,210 9,380 84,883 Wed, 30 Apr 2014 21:39:32 EST TOP 5 team SPARK POINTS leaders http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x57709153 1) JOVGRL 5,412 10,922 12,749 <BR> 2) TRUCKERDEE 5,407 9,509 9,512 <BR> 3) JHORNE826 4,437 15,809 16,881 <BR> 4) MOMMY445 3,937 15,819 116,879 <BR> 5) MALEXANDER4 3,116 12,460 148,491 Wed, 30 Apr 2014 21:37:41 EST Welcome to the group MALEXANDER4! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14069x57708506 Hello to MALEXANDER4! <BR> Welcome to the group don't be afraid. Just jump on in with both feet. Thank you for introducing yourself on the NEW MEMBERS board. <BR> BE sure to Huddle every day. <BR> There are several boards that can help you with your weightloss journey so PLEASE join us. <BR> If there is anything you would like to see on the boards that will help you or the others just ask. <BR> Just have fun <BR> <BR> Kermie Wed, 30 Apr 2014 20:42:24 EST April 30 QOTD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x57708300 Please remember you do not have to answer. You may answer with yes or no when it applies. But we are here to get to know each other. Now lets have fun. <BR> <BR> Do you like the new look of Sparkteams? <BR> Looks bigger and brighter what is not to like... <em>30</em> <em>30</em> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 20:21:44 EST April 29 QOTD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x57695795 Please remember you do not have to answer. You may answer with yes or no when it applies. But we are here to get to know each other. Now lets have fun. <BR> <BR> What kind of music do you listen to while working out? <BR> I listen to my pandora shuffle but LOVE working out to PINK. Tue, 29 Apr 2014 22:10:15 EST TODAY:: I AM special because.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=26440x14069x57683074 I think we all need to remind ourselves why we are SPECIAL. <BR> So each day come in and say why you are... Mon, 28 Apr 2014 21:48:52 EST April 28 QOTD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x57683000 Please remember you do not have to answer. You may answer with yes or no when it applies. But we are here to get to know each other. Now lets have fun. <BR> <BR> How many Spark Teams do you belong to? <BR> I belong to 6 I am the leader of 3. Come join me in the other Spark Teams. <BR> <BR> MIND~BODY~SOUL <BR> SP's Team for Team Leaders- Business Only <BR> Flylady: Peace Is Mine <BR> ~CHALLENGE~ ~YOURSELF~ (leader) <BR> In my 40s & want to be a big loser! (leader) <BR> ~I AM SPECIAL~ & ~SO... Mon, 28 Apr 2014 21:43:16 EST May Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23026x14069x57681514 We are going to do 2 challenges this month... <BR> 1) 10000 steps each day and record it like in April. <BR> 2) TRY something NEW. <BR> <BR> I want us all to step out of our comfort zones. I know its scary at times to try something new but if we never try HOW do we know we can't do it OR Don't like it. <BR> So try a new food <BR> Try a new exercise <BR> Try a new class <BR> Just try something new EACH week. YES we want to hear about it. Mon, 28 Apr 2014 19:32:32 EST April 25 QOTD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x57646735 Please remember you do not have to answer. You may answer with yes or no when it applies. But we are here to get to know each other. Now lets have fun. <BR> <BR> Since I will be away this weekend going to post a 4 part question. You can give it some thought and come back and answer it if need to. <BR> <BR> How can you live a stress free life? <BR> <BR> Can you give five suggestions that would be inexpensive? <BR> Can you give five suggestions for children? <BR> Can you give fi... Fri, 25 Apr 2014 21:39:39 EST April 24 QOTD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x57635130 Please remember you do not have to answer. You may answer with yes or no when it applies. But we are here to get to know each other. Now lets have fun. <BR> <BR> What makes you HAPPY? <BR> For me days like today. Watched my daughters HS softball game then went straight to my son's baseball game. Came home to watch Womens College softball. Yup life is good for this ball mom. <BR> Plenty of other things also.... <BR> The Sun <BR> The moon <BR> The blooming flowers <BR> My childrens laught... Thu, 24 Apr 2014 22:01:12 EST April 23 QOTD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x57621591 When was the last time you bought something special for yourself? <BR> Today I bought a pedometer and Black Bean burgers. <BR> <BR> What is your favorite go to snack? <BR> Mine is popcorn if i don't have any fresh fruit on hand. Otherwise an Apple Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:17:39 EST April 22 QOTD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x57609585 Please remember you do not have to answer. You may answer with yes or no when it applies. But we are here to get to know each other. Now lets have fun. <BR> <BR> When was the last time you bought something special for yourself? <BR> Today I bought a pedometer and Black Bean burgers. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 21:48:42 EST Welcome to BERTAS JOURNEY, CLEMENTC & MSDONNAK! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14069x57595191 Hello to Bertas JOURNEY, CLEMENTC, & MSDONNAK! <BR> Welcome to the group don't be afraid. Just jump on in with both feet. Please introduce your self on the NEW MEMBERS board. <BR> BE sure to Huddle every day. <BR> There are several boards that can help you with your weightloss journey so PLEASE join us. <BR> If there is anything you would like to see on the boards that will help you or the others just ask. <BR> Just have fun <BR> <BR> Kermie Mon, 21 Apr 2014 18:20:21 EST April 21 QOTD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x57588972 Please remember you do not have to answer. You may answer with yes or no when it applies. But we are here to get to know each other. Now lets have fun. <BR> <BR> Hope you all had a Happy Easter. <BR> <BR> Do you celebrate Easter? or Religious Holiday's? <BR> <BR> We do and have always of course its not as big as when I was kid. But need to get back at it. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 09:36:59 EST April 18 QOTD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x57560914 Please remember you do not have to answer. You may answer with yes or no when it applies. But we are here to get to know each other. Now lets have fun. <BR> <BR> Are you afraid of giving a speech in public? <BR> I HATE talking in public. I guess Its more of a I get tongue tied just trying to talk to someone I know can't imagine doing it in front of loads of people. I'm shy and being on the pc doesn't bother me. I can recheck my words. Where once I speak them they are out there. I tend to pu... Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:15:31 EST April 17 QOTD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x57550650 Please remember you do not have to answer. You may answer with yes or no when it applies. But we are here to get to know each other. Now lets have fun. <BR> <BR> What are some of your pet peeves? <BR> Can't stand a Liar. <BR> Can't stand when someone chews gum and snaps it in a professional business. Just RUDE. <BR> Can't stand stupid drivers. (too many things to say on this subject) <BR> I'm sure I have many more but tired and can't think of anything. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:07:47 EST April 16 QOTD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x57537625 Please remember you do not have to answer. You may answer with yes or no when it applies. But we are here to get to know each other. Now lets have fun. <BR> <BR> Are you afraid of flying? Not really afraid.. But can't stand taking off or landings. But if I can drive I will. <BR> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:20:55 EST Sign up for May's Buddy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x57537543 Its definitely not a everyday thing. Unless you want it to be. <BR> <BR> I just want members to connect and motivated one another on a one on one basis. <BR> To make members feel like they have a friend who cares that we are trying to improve ourselves and the struggles of changing our lifestyle to be a better person inside and out. <BR> Leave your buddy messages, goodies and /or inspiration. <BR> <BR> PLEASE make sure that you will be able to check in with your buddy at least once a week.... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:12:13 EST Vision Collage http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=26440x14069x57527443 <BR> A vision collage is a collection of photos, magazine pages, words, or anything else that you can use to help visualize your goals. You can get to your Vision Collage page from your SparkPoints page. After you’ve read the overview and completed your collage you can click the button at the bottom of the instruction page that says “Get Your SparkPoints.” <BR> <BR> Points: 10 points for this one time challenge <BR> Points for Previous Dates? No – you receive points on the date you click t... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 22:00:38 EST April 15 QOTD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x57524902 Please remember you do not have to answer. You may answer with yes or no when it applies. But we are here to get to know each other. Now lets have fun. <BR> <BR> Did you get your taxes turned in? <BR> We did our weeks ago. Just got our refunds. We put it in savings for the kids college funds. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 17:55:11 EST Welcome To RPOOHBEAR35, KARATE, HWFQUILTS! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14069x57524833 Hello to RPOOHBEAR35, KARATE, HWFQUILTS! <BR> Welcome to the group don't be afraid. Just jump on in with both feet. Please introduce your self on the NEW MEMBERS board. <BR> BE sure to Huddle every day. <BR> There are several boards that can help you with your weightloss journey so PLEASE join us. <BR> If there is anything you would like to see on the boards that will help you or the others just ask. <BR> Just have fun <BR> <BR> Kermie <BR> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 17:48:36 EST Welcome DOILIEQUEEN to the group! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14069x57513670 Hello to DOILIEQUEEN! <BR> Welcome to the group don't be afraid. Just jump on in with both feet. Please introduce your self on the NEW MEMBERS board. <BR> BE sure to Huddle every day. <BR> There are several boards that can help you with your weightloss journey so PLEASE join us. <BR> If there is anything you would like to see on the boards that will help you or the others just ask. <BR> Just have fun <BR> <BR> Kermie Mon, 14 Apr 2014 20:13:13 EST April 14 QOTD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x57513527 Please remember you do not have to answer. You may answer with yes or no when it applies. But we are here to get to know each other. Now lets have fun. <BR> <BR> What do you struggle with most on this healthy new life style? <BR> For me its when hubby is on night shift. I snack to fill that void. Trying to change that habit with a good habit. And try my nest not to eat after 7pm. Not easy when everyone has different times for practices or games. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 19:56:42 EST Welcome to 3 new members to the group! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14069x57495022 Hello to BEFEARLESSNOW, CARRA-BOO, CALIPEACH1! <BR> Welcome to the group don't be afraid. Just jump on in with both feet. Please introduce your self on the NEW MEMBERS board. <BR> BE sure to Huddle every day. <BR> There are several boards that can help you with your weightloss journey so PLEASE join us. <BR> If there is anything you would like to see on the boards that will help you or the others just ask. <BR> Just have fun <BR> <BR> Kermie <BR> Sun, 13 Apr 2014 10:11:26 EST April 13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x57494983 Please remember you do not have to answer. You may answer with yes or no when it applies. But we are here to get to know each other. Now lets have fun. <BR> <BR> Do you say "hi" to people even if they are strangers? Why? Why not? <BR> I always say "Hi" in a quick passing. But wonder if I am teaching my 3yr old that its ok to talk to strangers. He is with me more often than not. My older 2 are Shy and rarely speak unless they are spoken too. My 3 yr old is loud and boisterous. I think it is ... Sun, 13 Apr 2014 10:08:12 EST April 12 QOTD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x57487303 Please remember you do not have to answer. You may answer with yes or no when it applies. But we are here to get to know each other. Now lets have fun. <BR> <BR> Do you have Allergies? <BR> I have seasonal Allergies and was jut wondering if anyone else did. Our Pollen count is outrageous today. When I was first tested when I was 12 The Doctor said basically anything that smells your allergic to and anything outdoors. After many many many allergy shots I can go outside on normal day. <BR> I... Sat, 12 Apr 2014 16:24:44 EST April 10 QOTD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x57464581 Please remember you do not have to answer. You may answer with yes or no when it applies. But we are here to get to know each other. Now lets have fun. <BR> <BR> How often do you drink fruit juice? What kind of fruit juice do you drink? <BR> <BR> I rarely drink fruit juices they aggravate my acid reflux. But I do drink cranberry pomegranate when I do. <BR> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 17:36:49 EST How do you reward yourself? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=26440x14069x57462160 I was reading a great sparkpeople article <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motivat<BR>ion_articles.asp?id=1990 </link> <BR> <BR> And realize that I really don't reward myself just feel the glory in losing. So decided that I am going to start making a list for each 10 lbs lost. Just starting with the first one and will add too it. <BR> <BR> 1st ten new hairdo.. <BR> <BR> What do you do to reward yourself for your weightloss goals? NON-FOOD of course. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 13:52:03 EST In need of Co-Leaders http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x57449103 With Laurie working now and Ball season is here I think our team could use another co-leader. <BR> If you are interested PLEASE send me a sparkmail. <BR> <BR> I want to be able to keep our team active at all times and keep our members interested in coming to the group. <BR> So if you have motivating ideas that can help our team join me and Laurie. We want to help motivate our team to staying with their healthy new lifestyle. We want to encourage you when feeling down. Can you help us? Jus... Wed, 9 Apr 2014 13:20:41 EST April 9 QOTD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x57448851 Please remember you do not have to answer. You may answer with yes or no when it applies. But we are here to get to know each other. Now lets have fun. <BR> <BR> What have you done this week that was NEW?? Whether a new class, new food, new walking route? <BR> <BR> Today I tried a Tabata class. Wooo it was challenging but I made it thru. It is Cardio & strength 20 secs High intensity 5 secs rest but moving. Wed, 9 Apr 2014 12:56:38 EST Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x57440375 Just a quick "hello" to all I promise I am not a lurker, just a busy teacher that is trying to get back into a healthy lifestyle! I began a new job in January - I moved from one county to another and went from teaching an enrichment academically gifted class to teaching a 5th grade class! What a change!! It has been a lot of work but a very good move for me mentally... <BR> <BR> I have been back on track for a little over a week, and although I have not been able to get to the gym much, I a... Tue, 8 Apr 2014 20:47:20 EST April 8 QOTD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x57437052 Please remember you do not have to answer. You may answer with yes or no when it applies. But we are here to get to know each other. Now lets have fun. <BR> <BR> Still with the Children's and sports theme... <BR> Do you think that parents should attend every game? <BR> I think it is important that the have Some family member there. Having some one there to see the BIG accomplishments means the world to that player. For instance If we didn't go this weekend I would have missed my daughters 1s... Tue, 8 Apr 2014 14:37:11 EST Welcome to MOMMY445 to the group! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14069x57436173 Hello to MOMMY445! <BR> Welcome to the group don't be afraid. Just jump on in with both feet. Please introduce your self on the NEW MEMBERS board. <BR> BE sure to Huddle every day. <BR> There are several boards that can help you with your weightloss journey so PLEASE join us. <BR> If there is anything you would like to see on the boards that will help you or the others just ask. <BR> Just have fun <BR> <BR> Kermie <BR> Tue, 8 Apr 2014 13:31:29 EST April 7 QOTD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x57420830 Please remember you do not have to answer. You may answer with yes or no when it applies. But we are here to get to know each other. Now lets have fun. <BR> <BR> Do you think everybody should practice sports? <BR> I think they should because it teaches them <BR> to be active. <BR> to be a good teammate <BR> to be healthy <BR> teaches them dedication <BR> teaches them to have fun <BR> They’re disciplined <BR> They’ve got mental stamina <BR> To be confident <BR> To be leaders <BR> keeps... Mon, 7 Apr 2014 11:32:58 EST Mind Over Body - Week 5 - Motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23026x14069x57417946 Sorry I've been a little absent the past week. I'm still adjusting to the new job. This week is learning about motivation. I will check in after work. For now here is the link. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/wellnes<BR>s_articles.asp?id=694 </link> Mon, 7 Apr 2014 08:25:46 EST April 5 QOTD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x57400015 Please remember you do not have to answer. You may answer with yes or no when it applies. But we are here to get to know each other. Now lets have fun. <BR> <BR> What is your favorite Vegetable? <BR> <BR> Mine are Beets. Sat, 5 Apr 2014 20:06:44 EST Remember to... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x57372624 Track your Goals at the bottom of group. <BR> Thu, 3 Apr 2014 13:45:19 EST April 3 QOTD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x57368465 Please remember you do not have to answer. You may answer with yes or no when it applies. But we are here to get to know each other. Now lets have fun. <BR> <BR> In your opinion, what's the most delicious fruit? <BR> I love lots of fruits but can't eat them because of the acid. I do eat apples love the pink lady's <BR> LOVE strawberries and can't wait for the homegrown (from the local farmers) cantaloupes Thu, 3 Apr 2014 08:22:35 EST Welcome to 4 new members! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14069x57359785 Hello to SWEETMAMA227, KRISTIN1074, NONCOMFORMIST73, LOSIN4RLC! <BR> Welcome to the group don't be afraid. Just jump on in with both feet. Please introduce your self on the NEW MEMBERS board. <BR> BE sure to Huddle every day. <BR> There are several boards that can help you with your weightloss journey so PLEASE join us. <BR> If there is anything you would like to see on the boards that will help you or the others just ask. <BR> Just have fun <BR> <BR> Kermie Wed, 2 Apr 2014 14:39:29 EST April 2 QOTD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x57359629 Please remember you do not have to answer. You may answer with yes or no when it applies. But we are here to get to know each other. Now lets have fun. <BR> <BR> Did you know that it is Light up BLUE for Autism Day? <BR> One of my Best Friends daughter has autism so this is near and dear to my heart. So make your porch lights blue and turn them on. <BR> Wed, 2 Apr 2014 14:26:46 EST April 1 QOTD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x57345458 Please remember you do not have to answer. You may answer with yes or no when it applies. But we are here to get to know each other. Now lets have fun. <BR> <BR> What do you like most about our group? <BR> I love the members and getting to know them. <BR> Tue, 1 Apr 2014 13:28:16 EST April Challenge ~ lets get moving http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23026x14069x57332971 April Challenge To do 10,000 steps a day challenge. <BR> We can add all our steps for the month and see how far can virtual walk across the country. <BR> <BR> The first person right down their steps ( 10000) <BR> second person write their steps plus add the first ones (10024 + 10000 = 20024) <BR> next person takes that total and add it to her 10000 steps and so forth... <BR> Pretty easy right. <BR> Now let's get moving... Walking is the easiest thing you can do and in the sunshine its e... Mon, 31 Mar 2014 16:20:03 EST Aprils Buddies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x57332892 Her are the buddies for the month of April <BR> <BR> Its definitely not a everyday thing. Unless you want it to be. <BR> <BR> I just want members to connect and motivated one another on a one on one basis. <BR> To make members feel like they have a friend who cares that we are trying to improve ourselves and the struggles of changing our lifestyle to be a better person inside and out. <BR> <BR> Leave your buddy messages, goodies and /or inspiration. <BR> <BR> Phoenixinferno ~ citygirl812... Mon, 31 Mar 2014 16:13:12 EST Welcome LYNNDJOHNSON to the group! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14069x57332811 Hello to LYNNDJOHNSON! <BR> Welcome to the group don't be afraid. Just jump on in with both feet. Please introduce your self on the NEW MEMBERS board. <BR> BE sure to Huddle every day. <BR> There are several boards that can help you with your weightloss journey so PLEASE join us. <BR> If there is anything you would like to see on the boards that will help you or the others just ask. <BR> Just have fun <BR> <BR> Kermie <BR> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 16:04:59 EST Question of the day for March 31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x57332785 Please remember you do not have to answer. You may answer with yes or no when it applies. But we are here to get to know each other. Now lets have fun. <BR> <BR> If you could live ANYwhere where would it be? <BR> I am actually living where I want to. Moved to VA from NY 21years ago and NEVER regretted it. <BR> We may move an hour from here (NC) but will still be close to the water. We are close to VABCH and outerbanks (live in the middle perfect place). <BR> quiet neighborhood but close t... Mon, 31 Mar 2014 16:02:48 EST Mind Over Body Week 4 - Emotional Eating http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23026x14069x57326214 As we move through these articles, it feels more and more like they were written just for me. Probably one of the things I like the most about Sparkpeople is that they understand the real struggles we face. Emotional eating is a huge one for many of us. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/wellnes<BR>s_articles.asp?id=693 </link> <BR> <BR> I'll check back in later today! Mon, 31 Mar 2014 07:15:39 EST March 30 Question of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x57317285 Here's a fun one for today.. <BR> <BR> What would be your dream car? What color? <BR> <BR> I was playing around on the Ford site the other day and I would love a Super Duty F450 truck. I'm just torn between the Bronze and Green. It's way beyond anything I could want, not even sure it would fit in my driveway. But I would sure look bad a$% driving it around LOL. <BR> <BR> Sun, 30 Mar 2014 12:50:11 EST Mach 28, Heathy Eating at the Mall? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12422x14069x57291009 This one is perfect for me, I'm at the Mall almost everyday now. Of course its a small one with only three places to eat. I'm sure a trip to the mall is in the cards for a few of us soon. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po<BR>st=how_to_fuel_your_holiday_shopping_trip </link> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 08:46:17 EST Question of the Day March 28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x57290925 We've made it to Friday, What is something you love to do on the weekends? <BR> <BR> In the summer I love a backyard bonfire with friends. On snowy cold weekends like this one I like to curl up with a good book and a cup of tea. Fri, 28 Mar 2014 08:38:57 EST Question of the Day March 27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x57283395 Please remember you do not have to answer. You may answer with yes or no when it applies. But we are here to get to know each other. Now lets have fun. <BR> <BR> Do you have children? If so names and ages ? <BR> I have a bonus daughter Ashton 24 <BR> Miranda 15 <BR> Jamie 11 <BR> David my 3yr old surprise you weren't done yet baby (didn't find out I was pregnant until 19 weeks) Thu, 27 Mar 2014 15:03:30 EST March 27 - Eggs, love em or hate em? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12422x14069x57278225 Lets face it the egg went from protein drink of the incredibly buff to a main contributer to heart disease to healthy protein option and everything in between. For me they are a fast convenient protein source. If I'm tired I can fry or poach one in no time. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> One of my favorite ways is hard boiled. Ever go to Starbucks and see their "Protein box". I used to make myself something similar for lunch. A hard boiled egg, a slice of lowfat cheddar, a few grapes and carrots. Sta... Thu, 27 Mar 2014 08:04:36 EST Any ideas for April Challenge? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23026x14069x57270052 What Challenges would you like to see for April. <BR> <BR> I want somthing that EVERYONE can join in on. My March challenge didn't go so well. <BR> I want you all to challenge yourself to become a better you. <BR> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 13:55:51 EST Question of the Day March 26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x57269963 Please remember you do not have to answer. You may answer with yes or no when it applies. But we are here to get to know each other. Now lets have fun. <BR> <BR> How often do you go to the doctor? <BR> Every 4 months for my regular Doctors~ to check blood work <BR> Every 6 months for my Neurologist~ to check migraines <BR> Will be going to Gastronologist ~ in couple weeks for acid reflux. <BR> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 13:47:45 EST March 26 - healthy cookware http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12422x14069x57261058 New job starts Wednesday, so I'm putting this up a little early. Its confusing shopping for pans and such now. What is good, bad or downright harmful. This article gives a run down. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutriti<BR>on_articles.asp?id=1156 </link> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 20:24:33 EST Question of the day March 25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x57259466 Please remember you do not have to answer. You may answer with yes or no when it applies. But we are here to get to know each other. Now lets have fun. <BR> <BR> Sorry I missed the last few days... <BR> <BR> I think everyone should have a motto so today's question is.. <BR> What is your motto? <BR> <BR> My motto is ... <BR> DANCE as though no one is watching <BR> LOVE as though you have never been hurt <BR> SING as though no one can hear you <BR> LIVE as though heaven is on earth ... Tue, 25 Mar 2014 17:25:56 EST March 25 - Cheer Yourself On! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12422x14069x57254473 Supporting yourself can be hard. I know its one of my biggest challenges. We have been working through the Mind Over Body series and I think this ties right into it. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motivat<BR>ion_articles.asp?id=838 </link> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 09:26:26 EST Mind Over Body Week 3 - Letting go of Toxic Guilt http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23026x14069x57242474 Do You allow toxic guilt to turn a small stumble into a major obstacle? This weeks step helps move past the guilt that can hold you back. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/wellnes<BR>s_articles.asp?id=692 </link> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 10:37:03 EST March 24 - Goal Setting http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12422x14069x57242388 Its hard to follow a path if you don't plan the trip. So Where are you heading? Today's article is about the importance of goals. So What is a new goal you are setting for yourself. I'll be checking in with mine in a little while. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po<BR>st=onebite_steps </link> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 10:31:06 EST March 23 Fitness Fun! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12422x14069x57230085 I saw this slide show today, and some of it sounds like a lot of fun. I suggest you click the link to watch the sample of kangoo dancing. It looks like a blast. I can't bounce, and I am seriously uncoordinated, but once I'm doing better I may have to try that. <BR> <BR> Which one do you want to try? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/wellnes<BR>s_articles.asp?id=98 </link> Sun, 23 Mar 2014 10:12:29 EST Inspiring quote of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12422x14069x57211574 Inspiring quote of the Day... Feel free to post one of your inspiring quotes. <BR> <BR> <BR> Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. <BR> Robert Louis Stevenson <BR> <BR> Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/topics/t<BR>opic_inspirational.html#zyF80VcMbPHC8d<BR>oJ.99 Fri, 21 Mar 2014 16:05:00 EST Welcome SHERREB to the group! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14069x57211193 Hello to SHERREB! <BR> Welcome to the group don't be afraid. Just jump on in with both feet. Please introduce your self on the NEW MEMBERS board. <BR> BE sure to Huddle every day. <BR> There are several boards that can help you with your weightloss journey so PLEASE join us. <BR> If there is anything you would like to see on the boards that will help you or the others just ask. <BR> Just have fun <BR> <BR> Kermie Fri, 21 Mar 2014 15:18:54 EST Question of the Day March 21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x57211170 Please remember you do not have to answer. You may answer with yes or no when it applies. But we are here to get to know each other. Now lets have fun. <BR> <BR> How do you spend your free time? <BR> I love going to my daughters fastpitch softball games. She is on a travel team and the Varsity Team. Tonight is her first Varsity game. So excited to watch her. <BR> I love watching Jamie play soccer but this season he decided to play baseball. Can't wait until his games start. <BR> I love t... Fri, 21 Mar 2014 15:15:58 EST Question of the Day March 20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x57198314 Please remember you do not have to answer. You may answer with yes or no when it applies. But we are here to get to know each other. Now lets have fun. <BR> <BR> Double question because they are easy and some how I missed yesterday. <BR> How old are you? 46 I know its a 40's something group but was still curious. <BR> How tall are you? 5'6 Thu, 20 Mar 2014 13:55:57 EST Welcome HERCULA & TRUCKERDEE to the Group! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14069x57198253 Hello to HERCULA & TURCKERDEE! <BR> Welcome to the group don't be afraid. Just jump on in with both feet. Please introduce your self on the NEW MEMBERS board. <BR> BE sure to Huddle every day. <BR> There are several boards that can help you with your weightloss journey so PLEASE join us. <BR> If there is anything you would like to see on the boards that will help you or the others just ask. <BR> Just have fun <BR> <BR> Kermie Thu, 20 Mar 2014 13:51:06 EST Question of the day March 18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x57172252 Please remember you do not have to answer. You may answer with yes or no when it applies. But we are here to get to know each other. Now lets have fun. <BR> <BR> Have you ever met a famous person? <BR> Not really <BR> I went to school with Mike Park from Jack Snyder on As the World Turns. <BR> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 11:49:11 EST March 18 - Planning Ahead http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12422x14069x57171447 Today's article is about the importance of planning ahead. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po<BR>st=plan_ahead_for_success </link> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 10:47:17 EST Mind Over Body Week 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23026x14069x57158439 This week's step involves something that causes us all stress... the scale. Our challenge this week is to find other ways to measure our success to keep up motivated. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/wellnes<BR>s_articles.asp?id=691 </link> <BR> <BR> So what are some of your recent non scale victories? <BR> <BR> What are some new things you can track in the future? <BR> <BR> Lets keep moving towards that <em>440</em> at the end of the <em>437</em> <BR> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 10:43:42 EST Welcome MILLIEW72 to the Group! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14069x57151555 Hello to MILLIEW72! <BR> Welcome to the group don't be afraid. Just jump on in with both feet. Please introduce your self on the NEW MEMBERS board. <BR> BE sure to Huddle every day. <BR> There are several boards that can help you with your weightloss journey so PLEASE join us. <BR> If there is anything you would like to see on the boards that will help you or the others just ask. <BR> Just have fun <BR> <BR> Kermie <BR> Sun, 16 Mar 2014 20:20:09 EST Question of the day March 16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x57151534 Please remember you do not have to answer. You may answer with yes or no when it applies. But we are here to get to know each other. Now lets have fun. <BR> <BR> Are you over this crazy weather? <BR> <BR> I don't mind the cold and I don't mind the hot.... But I do mind one day warm the next day freezing. This crazy weather has done a number on my sinuses. I have no voice right now and the kids love it. But the funny thing is They listen better so NOW I know they have selective hearing...l... Sun, 16 Mar 2014 20:17:50 EST Welcome ASJJB17 & KRAZY4JOVI to the Group! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14069x57139503 Hello to ASJJB17 & KRAZY4JOVI! <BR> Welcome to the group don't be afraid. Just jump on in with both feet. Please introduce your self on the NEW MEMBERS board. <BR> BE sure to Huddle every day. <BR> There are several boards that can help you with your weightloss journey so PLEASE join us. <BR> If there is anything you would like to see on the boards that will help you or the others just ask. <BR> Just have fun <BR> <BR> Kermie Sat, 15 Mar 2014 18:58:09 EST Question of the Day March 15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x57139400 Please remember you do not have to answer. You may answer with yes or no when it applies. But we are here to get to know each other. Now lets have fun. <BR> <BR> Do you like baseball/softball or any sport for that matter? <BR> I am a softball mom and proud of it. Many weekends including this weekend you will find me on the ballfield cheering my daughter and her team on. I take pictures of ALL the girls. <BR> I am a soccer/baseball mom for my sons teams (depends on the season which one I ch... Sat, 15 Mar 2014 18:44:29 EST March 14 - nutrition labels http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12422x14069x57125102 Today's article helps decipher some of the confusing or ambiguous statements on our food labels. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutriti<BR>on_articles.asp?id=153 </link> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 12:35:44 EST March 13 - Question of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x57110888 What type of area do you live in? Large city, rural, suburbs? <BR> <BR> I live in a pretty rural area of Massachusetts, the closest "city" is 4 towns over and has a population of just over 40,000. I live in a small town, at the base of the tallest mountain in the state. What a view! You should see the fall here. Thu, 13 Mar 2014 09:59:20 EST March 13 - Article of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12422x14069x57110661 It is snowing again here, so I'm thinking Spring with some easy to grow veggies. I have to admit I'm not very good at handling plants, but I'm hoping to give it another try this year. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutriti<BR>on_articles.asp?id=1293 </link> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 09:47:19 EST Welcome to 3 new members to the group! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14069x57102889 Hello to Bunnyfrench, TJUFKIN, & CITYGRL812 <BR> Welcome to the group don't be afraid. Just jump on in with both feet. Please introduce your self on the NEW MEMBERS board. <BR> BE sure to Huddle every day. <BR> There are several boards that can help you with your weightloss journey so PLEASE join us. <BR> If there is anything you would like to see on the boards that will help you or the others just ask. <BR> Just have fun <BR> <BR> Kermie Wed, 12 Mar 2014 16:59:05 EST Question of the Day March 12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x57102820 Please remember you do not have to answer. You may answer with yes or no when it applies. But we are here to get to know each other. Now lets have fun. <BR> <BR> Do you have brothers and sisters? <BR> <BR> Are they older or younger than you? <BR> <BR> I have 2 younger sisters... One(45) lives in VA with me and the baby sister(43) lives in NY with my mom. Wed, 12 Mar 2014 16:52:44 EST March 12 - Become Your Own Best Motivator http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12422x14069x57097397 Today's article shows us how to keep ourselves moving forward. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/wellnes<BR>s_articles.asp?id=694 </link> <BR> <BR> There is a quick quiz, and some great tips! Wed, 12 Mar 2014 09:17:41 EST Question of the day MAarch 11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x57090944 Please remember you do not have to answer. You may answer with yes or no when it applies. But we are here to get to know each other. Now lets have fun. <BR> <BR> 2 part since I missed yesterday's <BR> Do you like to cook? Love cooking and baking. <BR> What's your favorite food? My favorite thing to cook is my chicken pot pie. Kids don't like it so I don't make it that often any more. Tue, 11 Mar 2014 19:19:58 EST Article of the Day - March 11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12422x14069x57084624 The weather is finally getting warmer. That means walking season! Today's article explains one of my favorite summer walks, Nordic walking. I began using the walking sticks after I injured my back. I felt more comfortable with the poles to support me. When I found out how many more calories I was burning I kept it up. My favorite spot is walking the bike trail by one of our local lakes. Where is your favorite spots to walk? <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness<BR>_articles... Tue, 11 Mar 2014 09:15:52 EST Article of the Day March 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12422x14069x57073853 We all have time when we need to look beyond the scale to see improvement. This article gives 4 easy to do at home fitness tests you can you to help monitor your progress. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness<BR>_articles.asp?id=1112 </link> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 11:37:01 EST Mind Over Body Week 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23026x14069x57073810 <em>135</em> Put "I" Into Your Vocabulary <em>135</em> <BR> <BR> This link is for the article which describes the first step in Sparkpeople's Mind over Body series. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/wellnes<BR>s_articles.asp?id=690 </link> <BR> <BR> Over the course of this first week I am hoping we can all practice adding "I" back into our vocabulary. Each day try to stop by here and post an issue, rework it into an "I" statement and see if a solution presents itself. E... Mon, 10 Mar 2014 11:32:42 EST Question of the Day March 9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x57065063 Please remember you do not have to answer. You may answer with yes or no when it applies. But we are here to get to know each other. Now lets have fun. <BR> <BR> What was the last book you read? <BR> I love reading all kinds of books The last one I read was Lady Danger. The one I am reading now is Champagne and Lemon Drops. Seems to be dragging on and on. Sun, 9 Mar 2014 18:02:16 EST Article of the day March 9 - Meal Planner http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12422x14069x57060774 Has anyone used the Mix and Match meal planner option yet? I stumbled on it by accident. It looks like it could help when I just can't decide what I want. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/mix-and<BR>-match-meal-planner.asp </link> Sun, 9 Mar 2014 10:56:53 EST Mind Over Body http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23026x14069x57060631 I am looking to get started with Sparkpeople's Mind Over Body series of articles. It is a series of 10 steps designed to help with the emotional issues we all face during this lifestyle change. I am going to start a new thread each week with a link to the next article in the series. During the course of the week, anyone who wants to participate can post feedback on how they are doing. Share your struggles and successes. If you prefer to keep your thoughts private, just pop in and let us know ... Sun, 9 Mar 2014 10:43:14 EST Buddy System http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x57056615 Would anybody be intrested in be paired with another member for a month. <BR> Each month we would change buddy's <BR> You can send your buddy goodies <BR> You can find out as much as you can about your buddy. <BR> You can confide in your buddy <BR> Be accountable to your buddy. <BR> Share jokes, riddles or stories with them. <BR> <BR> Please let me know and I will get you paired with someone. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sat, 8 Mar 2014 22:11:40 EST Question of the Day March 8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x57052879 Please remember you do not have to answer. You may answer with yes or no when it applies. But we are here to get to know each other. Now lets have fun. <BR> <BR> Do you have any pets? <BR> I have a 5yr old Jack Russell named Marlee. At least that is what we were told she was. She doesn't have any of the hyper traits that JR have. She is laid back and acts like a cat. Sat, 8 Mar 2014 15:31:51 EST Article of the Day - March 8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12422x14069x57048007 There is a lot of helpful information here on Sparkpeople to help us all in our journey. It's easy to miss some of it. I thought we could start looking at a different article each day and chime in with our thoughts on it. <BR> <BR> I've seen posts from several of us, myself included, that the weight just doesn't want to come off, or its just taking more time than we thought. Today's article covers some of the reasons your weight loss could be slow. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/blog... Sat, 8 Mar 2014 07:12:57 EST Question of the day March 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x57039665 Please remember you do not have to answer. You may answer with yes or no when it applies. But we are here to get to know each other. Now lets have fun. <BR> <BR> Sorry for missing the last few days.. The only thing I don't like about the spark app you can't post in the groups. <BR> <BR> When you were young, how did you answer this questions: "What do you want to be when you grow up?" <BR> I wanted to be a vet but then I found out I was allergic to animals and can't stand the sight of bloo... Fri, 7 Mar 2014 11:43:57 EST Question of the Day March 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x57006767 Please remember you do not have to answer. You may answer with yes or no when it applies. But we are here to get to know each other. Now lets have fun. <BR> <BR> This week we are going to talk about CHANGE... <BR> If you won a million dollars what things would you change about your life? <BR> I don't know if I would change my life. Maybe take more vacations with the family. I love my life and my family. <BR> <BR> I would by a bigger house with more land though. Set my kids up for college.... Tue, 4 Mar 2014 20:02:17 EST What is your Goal TODAY. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x56995061 I know that it is late in the day but you can think about it for tomorrow. <BR> What is your Goal just for today? <BR> <BR> My goal is RELAX before bedtime.. <BR> Having the kids home today because of a snow is very stressing today. <BR> They will be home tomorrow also. <BR> <BR> So inhale positive exhale negative.... REPEAT REPEAT Mon, 3 Mar 2014 22:09:22 EST Question of the day March 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x56994056 Please remember you do not have to answer. You may answer with yes or no when it applies. But we are here to get to know each other. Now lets have fun. <BR> <BR> This week we are going to talk about CHANGE... <BR> <BR> Do you rearrange the furniture in your house often? <BR> <BR> I really wish I could. The only way we could as if Hubby would mount the TV over the mantel then I could. But we have been stuck with same position for 10 years. The only time it changes is when we add the Chris... Mon, 3 Mar 2014 20:53:25 EST Question of the Day March 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x56967139 Please remember you do not have to answer. You may answer with yes or no when it applies. But we are here to get to know each other. Now lets have fun. <BR> <BR> This week we are going to focus on Goals. <BR> <BR> What are your goals for March? <BR> 1) lose 5lbs ~ Didn't lose any in Jan or Feb so this is my month. <BR> 2) plan my meals every Sunday for the week <BR> 3) to exercise a minimum of 4 X's a week for 30 minutes <BR> 4) MAKE healthier choices <BR> 5) To get 1,000 fitness minutes... Sat, 1 Mar 2014 21:19:04 EST Question of the Day Feb 28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x56950495 Please remember you do not have to answer. You may answer with yes or no when it applies. But we are here to get to know each other. Now lets have fun. <BR> <BR> This week we are going to focus on Goals. <BR> <BR> How did you do on your goals this month? <BR> I did great on all my goals but still have not lost anything. A little frustrating yes. But I know that I am healthier than I was in December <BR> I am healthier than I was in January <BR> I am healthier than I was last week Fri, 28 Feb 2014 14:37:27 EST March Challenge ~ for a better you http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23026x14069x56950281 Each Day Say something POSITIVE about yourself. <BR> Is can be something little or something bigger. <BR> Just be nice to yourself. So many of us are our own worst enemy. Today is the day we are going to change or thinking. <BR> No More name calling <BR> No More lying to ourselves <BR> Be Happy <BR> Be Positive <BR> Be a Fighter for yourself <BR> Be your cheerleader <BR> <BR> So Lets post something NICE/Positive about ourselves each day so it becomes a habit. <BR> A good healthy hab... Fri, 28 Feb 2014 14:17:47 EST March Challenge ~ Physical challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23026x14069x56950140 1 Month push up challenge. Everyone could do this! Modify the push up if you have to.There are several ways to do this. <BR> Pushup off a wall then go lower <BR> pushup off a counter top <BR> pushup off a table <BR> push up off a chair <BR> push up on the floor, <BR> Push up with knees bent <BR> <BR> Regular: your hands should be slightly wider than your shoulders. This works both your arms and your chest. <BR> Diamond: put your hands close together in a diamond shape, keep th... Fri, 28 Feb 2014 14:06:12 EST Question of the Day Feb 27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x56937242 Please remember you do not have to answer. You may answer with yes or no when it applies. But we are here to get to know each other. Now lets have fun. <BR> <BR> This week we are going to focus on Goals. <BR> <BR> Should parents help their children set goals? <BR> YES but I think this depends on their age. My daughter is 15 and has goals. One of them she achieved last night. She wants to be a professional softball player so one of her goals was to make Varsity softball team. She is a fresh... Thu, 27 Feb 2014 14:12:36 EST Welcome DREAAN to the Group! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14069x56929344 Hello to DREAAN! <BR> Welcome to the group don't be afraid. Just jump on in with both feet. Please introduce your self on the NEW MEMBERS board. <BR> BE sure to Huddle every day. <BR> There are several boards that can help you with your weightloss journey so PLEASE join us. <BR> If there is anything you would like to see on the boards that will help you or the others just ask. <BR> Just have fun <BR> <BR> Kermie Wed, 26 Feb 2014 22:43:29 EST Question of the Day Feb 26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x56929295 Please remember you do not have to answer. You may answer with yes or no when it applies. But we are here to get to know each other. Now lets have fun. <BR> <BR> This week we are going to focus on Goals. <BR> <BR> Do you think it's a good idea to write your goals down and tick them off as you achieve them? <BR> I do write mine down. Makes me accountable. and Yes I do check them off. Wed, 26 Feb 2014 22:38:27 EST WW points for Restaurants http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12422x14069x56911837 This is for my Weight watcher users... VERY helpful <BR> <BR> <link>www.exercise4weightloss.com/weight-w<BR>atchers-points.html </link> <BR> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 15:04:41 EST Welcome JOVGRL to the Group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14069x56906438 Hello to JOVGRL <BR> Welcome to the group don't be afraid. Just jump on in with both feet. Please introduce your self on the NEW MEMBERS board. <BR> BE sure to Huddle every day. <BR> There are several boards that can help you with your weightloss journey so PLEASE join us. <BR> If there is anything you would like to see on the boards that will help you or the others just ask. <BR> Just have fun <BR> <BR> Kermie Tue, 25 Feb 2014 07:30:50 EST Question of the Day Feb 25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x56906367 Please remember you do not have to answer. You may answer with yes or no when it applies. But we are here to get to know each other. Now lets have fun. <BR> <BR> This week we are going to focus on Goals. <BR> <BR> What are your "long term" goals? <BR> 1~ To be at 144 <BR> 2~ To be organized <BR> 3~ Run a 5k <BR> 4~ Run with my 3yr old <BR> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 07:24:57 EST Question of the day Feb 24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x56900073 Please remember you do not have to answer. You may answer with yes or no when it applies. But we are here to get to know each other. Now lets have fun. <BR> <BR> This week we are going to focus on Goals. <BR> What are your "short term" goals? <BR> 1~ weight wise to be under 200 <BR> 2~ Get to YMCA 4x's a week <BR> 3~ Keep doing what I am doing..logging food and exercise <BR> 4~ Try something NEW each week to step out of the comfort zone. <BR> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 17:29:56 EST Welcome MYSTTY & JANELL23 to the group! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14069x56882975 Hi MYSTTY & JANELL23 <BR> Welcome to the group don't be afraid. Please introduce your self on the NEW Members-Introduce yourself board. Then Just jump on in with both feet. <BR> BE sure to Huddle every day. <BR> There are several boards that can help you with your weightloss journey so PLEASE join us. <BR> If there is anything you would like to see on the boards that will help you or the others just ask. <BR> Just have fun <BR> <BR> Kermie Sun, 23 Feb 2014 11:13:32 EST Question of the day Feb 23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x56882871 Please remember you do not have to answer. You may answer with yes or no when it applies. But we are here to get to know each other. Now lets have fun. <BR> <BR> Sticking with the color theme...Do you dream in color? <BR> <BR> I know I do cause one time I was dreaming off getting a Green couch and Hubby came home with a Red one. We were looking for couches at the time and couldn't decide. Sun, 23 Feb 2014 11:03:10 EST Welcome SHEREINWI to the Group. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14069x56874014 Hi SHEREINWI! <BR> Welcome to the group don't be afraid. Please introduce your self on the NEW Members-Introduce yourself board. Then Just jump on in with both feet. <BR> BE sure to Huddle every day. <BR> There are several boards that can help you with your weightloss journey so PLEASE join us. <BR> If there is anything you would like to see on the boards that will help you or the others just ask. <BR> Just have fun <BR> <BR> Kermie <BR> Sat, 22 Feb 2014 15:18:19 EST Question of the Day Feb 22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x56870382 Please remember you do not have to answer. You may answer with yes or no when it applies. But we are here to get to know each other. Now lets have fun. <BR> <BR> Sticking with the color theme...What color toothbrush do you have? <BR> <BR> Does everyone in your family use a different color toothbrush? <BR> Right now I have a blue and white one. Everybody just grabs one when they need it. I keep lots on hand and different colors. Sat, 22 Feb 2014 09:38:25 EST Question of the Day 21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x56861256 Please remember you do not have to answer. You may answer with yes or no when it applies. But we are here to get to know each other. Now lets have fun. <BR> <BR> Sticking with the color theme...What do you think is the strangest color for a car? <BR> I think it is the burnt orange color that just doesn't look right to me. Fri, 21 Feb 2014 13:15:15 EST Re-committing myself to get to my goal! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14069x56850246 Hi! I joined this group a few years ago and didn't get active. In Oct. 2011 I was diagnosed with diabetes and started dieting and exercising; lost 60 lbs. and then started having back problems so I have continued to watch my diet and have managed to only gain 7 lbs. back but I am now flabby due to no activity. I am 47 and sit all day at my job. My doctor has released me to start my exercise routine back so I am re-committing myself to lose the rest of my weight before I am 50! Thu, 20 Feb 2014 16:04:25 EST Question of the Day Feb 20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x56849995 Please remember you do not have to answer. You may answer with yes or no when it applies. But we are here to get to know each other. Now lets have fun. <BR> <BR> What's the best color for a car? <BR> I think Silver ... I love it but my hubby keeps wanting to get white. I keep saying NO because I LOVE my silver pilot. We also have a silver Ram pickup. <BR> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 15:43:32 EST Does anyone else stress eat? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12422x14069x56844617 It's been a rough few days, and as a result, the scales are not in my favor!! <BR> <BR> It all finally came to a head yesterday and I was able to get what was stressing me out of my system... but I keep asking myself why I let it get so far before I address the cause. <BR> <BR> Does anyone else stress eat? How do you stop yourself? Thu, 20 Feb 2014 08:32:37 EST Question of the day Feb 19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x56833548 Please remember you don't have to answer and you may use Yes or no if it applies to question. But we are here to get to know each other and have fun. <BR> <BR> Do you have a color that you hate? <BR> <BR> If so, what is it? Really don't have one but curious to see if anyone did. <BR> Why do you hate it? Wed, 19 Feb 2014 11:13:37 EST Question of the day Feb 18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x56823576 Please remember you don't have to answer and you may use Yes or no if it applies to question. But we are here to get to know each other and have fun. <BR> <BR> What is your favorite flower? <BR> Mine is a Gerba Daisy ... Orange Tue, 18 Feb 2014 15:26:27 EST Question of the Day Feb 17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x56810749 Please remember you don't have to answer and you may use Yes or no if it applies to question. But we are here to get to know each other and have fun. <BR> <BR> What's your favorite color? <BR> <BR> Has your favorite color changed as you've grown older? <BR> <BR> My favorite color is green love all shades of it. <BR> and Yes my color has changed since I have grown older. Use to love black and blue Mon, 17 Feb 2014 16:22:25 EST Little tips to a Healthy Lifestyle http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12422x14069x56786613 I know that most of us have been on SparkPeople for awhile but I want to know what are some of the tricks that you have learned to help you in your healthy lifestyle. Whether it is something you think we all know or not PLEASE share it with us. We may not of heard of it and it could help some one out. <BR> <BR> Like do you drink from a water bottle or a "special" sports bottle? It seems to help me to drink from a sports bottle because its marked with ounces on the side and its pretty. <BR>... Sat, 15 Feb 2014 15:49:50 EST Question of the Day Feb 15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x56786182 Please remember you don't have to answer and you may use Yes or no if it applies to question. But we are here to get to know each other and have fun. <BR> <BR> What's the best gift you've ever received? <BR> I have to say I have different one from different people <BR> My husband ~ my dream car the 2012 Pilot <BR> my oldest son ~ a necklace that says Mom on one side and I love you on the other in the shape of a heart. <BR> my baby boy ~the kisses and the mmm (hugs) he gives freely <BR>... Sat, 15 Feb 2014 14:58:11 EST Welcome RITASPARK7 to the Group! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14069x56775455 Hi RITASPARK7! <BR> Welcome to the group don't be afraid. Just jump on in with both feet. <BR> BE sure to Huddle every day. <BR> There are several boards that can help you with your weightloss journey so PLEASE join us. <BR> If there is anything you would like to see on the boards that will help you or the others just ask. <BR> Just have fun <BR> <BR> Kermie Fri, 14 Feb 2014 16:08:07 EST Question of the Day Feb 14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x56775224 Please remember you don't have to answer and you may use Yes or no if it applies to question. But we are here to get to know each other and have fun. <BR> <em>26</em> <em>129</em> <em>26</em> <em>129</em> <BR> How do you celebrate Valentine's Day? <BR> We celebrate Valentine's day by. Me buying all the kids card, Stuffed Animal and a heart of chocolates. For Hubby I get his box of Turtles, make his favorite dinner (chicken stirfry) Make him some brownies. He usually buys me a ca... Fri, 14 Feb 2014 15:41:42 EST Welcome to RITASPARK2 to the group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14069x56772078 Hi RITASPARK2! <BR> Welcome to the group don't be afraid. Just jump on in with both feet. <BR> BE sure to Huddle every day. <BR> There are several boards that can help you with your weightloss journey so PLEASE join us. <BR> If there is anything you would like to see on the boards that will help you or the others just ask. <BR> Just have fun <BR> <BR> Kermie Fri, 14 Feb 2014 10:49:29 EST Happy Valentine's Day!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x56771102 Don't forget to treat yourself to something nice today! Fri, 14 Feb 2014 09:42:14 EST Question for Feb 13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x56764716 If you belong to facebook... Do you become friends with Ex's?? <BR> <BR> I don't because of respect for my husband. Thu, 13 Feb 2014 19:13:36 EST How's the weather today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=26440x14069x56750532 Using and emotion tell us how your weather is today... <BR> <BR> Right now it is <em>27</em> <em>444</em> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 15:55:33 EST Why is it??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x56750466 Ok so many times at night while relaxing with the family I think of so many things that I could post on here that would beneficial to our team. As soon as I get on here I can NOT remember a dang that I thought of. <BR> Note so self get a note pad strap around neck with a pen. <BR> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 15:48:34 EST Question of the day Feb 12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x56748203 Please remember you don't have to answer and you may use Yes or no if it applies to question. But we are here to get to know each other and have fun. <BR> <BR> What physical feature do you least like about yourself? <BR> I love my eyes they never seem to be the same color. They change with my moods and if depends on what I am wearing. They are Hazel and sometimes they are green sometimes blue sometimes brown. <BR> That's why I love them. <BR> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 12:20:30 EST Question of the day Feb 11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x56735427 Please remember you don't have to answer and you may use Yes or no if it applies to question. But we are here to get to know each other and have fun. <BR> <BR> Do you have any strange phobias? I don't think I do at least not debilitating ones <BR> My daughter is often finding ones and I just wonder if we all do that. Find a phobias to fit our faults. She think she has cnidophobia(stinging insects) , atelophobia (fear of not being good enough)don't we all in some form} Tue, 11 Feb 2014 12:29:58 EST Welcome to 3 new Members! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14069x56735169 Hello to LADYKOPPER3309, KBINKLEY65 & HDCHAN <BR> Welcome to the group don't be afraid. Just jump on in with both feet. <BR> BE sure to Huddle every day. <BR> There are several boards that can help you with your weightloss journey so PLEASE join us. <BR> If there is anything you would like to see on the boards that will help you or the others just ask. <BR> Just have fun <BR> <BR> Kermie Tue, 11 Feb 2014 12:05:58 EST Welcome JMSQUARED to the Group! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14069x56720777 Hi JMSQUARED! <BR> Welcome to the group don't be afraid. Just jump on in with both feet. <BR> BE sure to Huddle every day. <BR> There are several boards that can help you with your weightloss journey so PLEASE join us. <BR> If there is anything you would like to see on the boards that will help you or the others just ask. <BR> Just have fun <BR> <BR> Kermie Mon, 10 Feb 2014 11:05:26 EST Question of the Day Feb 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x56720471 Please remember you don't have to answer and you may use Yes or no if it applies to question. But we are here to get to know each other and have fun. <BR> <BR> What was the last movie you saw? <BR> <BR> We just watched Percy Jackson and the Sea Monsters. My daughter loves this series. Mon, 10 Feb 2014 10:46:38 EST Question of the Day Feb 8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x56698939 Please remember you don't have to answer and you may use Yes or no if it applies to question. But we are here to get to know each other and have fun. <BR> <BR> What is your current desktop picture? <BR> <BR> Mine Changes all the time but right now its a picture of a Empire penguin splashing in water. Sat, 8 Feb 2014 17:43:31 EST Do you know your numbers? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12422x14069x56684890 During a Dr Oz show he asked if you knew your numbers? <BR> <BR> For Cholesterol <BR> For Blood pressure <BR> For Sugar <BR> <BR> You're diligent about getting the oil in your car changed every 3,000 miles. But do you pay attention to all the recommended tune-ups and maintenance on your most important machine—your body? <BR> <BR> So I thought I would post spark peoples When you should have your checkup's <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/wellnes<BR>s_articles.asp?id=906 </link> Fri, 7 Feb 2014 13:19:33 EST Question of the Day Feb 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x56684538 Please remember you don't have to answer and you may use Yes or no if it applies to question. But we are here to get to know each other and have fun. <BR> <BR> What’s a song that always makes you happy when you hear it? <BR> <BR> Mine would be "You are my Sunshine" Always sing it to my kids. Don't know why it does it just does. Fri, 7 Feb 2014 12:44:05 EST A-Z word you see on Sparkpeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=26440x14069x56673385 Look around on this Page and then post a word with the next letter... <BR> <BR> A = About Thu, 6 Feb 2014 15:10:24 EST Question of the Day Feb 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x56672971 Remember you do Not have to answer the questions and if you do you can reply with a yes or no. But this is to get to know you better. <BR> <BR> What is your astrological sign? I'm a Leo and my horoscope for today is.. <BR> Your reputation is more important than ever today, so make sure that you’re checking out what people are saying about you. It’s easier than usual for you to dispel rumors and put a good spin on the truth. <BR> <BR> To see yours today look here... http://www.astrology.... Thu, 6 Feb 2014 14:33:15 EST Welcome -JENBUG123- to the Group! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14069x56660494 Hi -JENBUG123-! <BR> Welcome to the group don't be afraid. Just jump on in with both feet. <BR> BE sure to Huddle every day. <BR> There are several boards that can help you with your weightloss journey so PLEASE join us. <BR> If there is anything you would like to see on the boards that will help you or the others just ask. <BR> Just have fun <BR> <BR> Kermie Wed, 5 Feb 2014 15:47:49 EST Affirmations http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x56658018 I want to keep a running post of Affirmations. They just may be what you need or someone else may need for that day. I want you to leave "In my 40's" feeling good about yourself and the decisions you make through out the day. Keep repeating a saying over and over to yourself and you will soon believe it. <BR> If you are a new or a beginner to affirmations, use this 4 step simple shortcut to applying affirmations to your daily life: <BR> <BR> 1. Remove the negative affirmation from your voc... Wed, 5 Feb 2014 12:06:43 EST Question of the Day Feb 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x56657842 Remember you do Not have to answer the questions and if you do you can reply with a yes or no. But this is to get to know you better. <BR> <BR> Where do you most want to travel, but have never been? <BR> <BR> For me that is Kenya, Africa. My grandparents were missionaries there for 15 years. So my father and his siblings except one, were born there. My grandmother started one of the first schools there. My parents were planning a visit but unfortunately my dad passed before he could return... Wed, 5 Feb 2014 11:51:32 EST Welcome JENNIFERZ623 to the group! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14069x56657361 Hi JENNIFERZ623 ! <BR> Welcome to the group don't be afraid. Just jump on in with both feet. <BR> BE sure to Huddle every day. <BR> There are several boards that can help you with your weightloss journey so PLEASE join us. <BR> If there is anything you would like to see on the boards that will help you or the others just ask. <BR> Just have fun <BR> <BR> Kermie Wed, 5 Feb 2014 11:15:45 EST Meal Planning Made Simple http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12422x14069x56646047 Meal Planning Made Simple Read this article from sparkpeople and learn how. http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutrit<BR>ion_articles.asp?id=1485 <BR> <BR> Having a family of 5 I have learned that everyone is has different taste. So I always have trouble planning my meals. Especially if one of them is a 3 year old. So I need all the help I can get. <BR> I had my kids sit down with me and had them what they wanted for dinner and it had to include a vegetable. <BR> How do you plan your mea... Tue, 4 Feb 2014 15:08:35 EST Do You? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x56645964 Look at how you can receive Spark points? I realized that I had some BIG spark points that I could do and have been doing them. Like today I redid my Getting to know you and received 250 points. <BR> Go look to see what you can do. Tue, 4 Feb 2014 15:01:14 EST Question of the Day Feb 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x56644751 Please remember you don't have to answer and you can answer with a yes or no. But the whole purpose is to get to know each other. <BR> <BR> Today's Question is??? <BR> Have you every cut your own hair? <BR> <BR> I use to when I was younger because we couldn't afford to go and get it cut. Even bought the Flowbee. But Now I'll trim my bangs every so often but that is it. I do cut the boys and my husbands only because I use the clippers. Tue, 4 Feb 2014 13:21:32 EST What are your February Goals? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23026x14069x56630547 Just thought I would make myself accountable more by posting my February goals here <BR> <BR> 1) lose 5lbs ~ short month so I need to work hard <BR> 2) plan my meals every Sunday for the week <BR> 3) to exercise 4 X's a week for 30 minutes <BR> 4) MAKE healthier choices <BR> Mon, 3 Feb 2014 13:40:47 EST Question of the Day Feb 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x56630203 Today's question.. <BR> Always remember you don't have to answer and you may give yes and no answers. But I think this is a great way to get to know each other. <BR> <BR> Do You read the tiny print at the bottom of the page? <BR> I did today. <BR> I thought it was just legal jargon and how to contact spark people. Nope the have vegetable VS Vegetable They give the calorie info on each one. <BR> They also have popular calorie searches. Go on see what you can find. Mon, 3 Feb 2014 13:17:21 EST February Trophies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23026x14069x56626802 In the past 24 hours or so, Sparkpeople awarded their January Trophies. Which ones did you receive, and which ones do you want to earn in February!! Lets set some goals and keep checking in with our progress!! <BR> <BR> In January I earned Perfect Attendance, Consistancy, 250 fitness minutes and 500 sparkpoints. <BR> <BR> In February I want those PLUS 500 fitness minutes!! Mon, 3 Feb 2014 09:24:54 EST Welcome LOVINGLIFE43 to the group. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14069x56618014 Hi LOVINGLIFE43 ! <BR> Welcome to the group don't be afraid. Just jump on in with both feet. <BR> BE sure to Huddle every day. <BR> There are several boards that can help you with your weightloss journey to PLEASE join us. <BR> Just have fun <BR> <BR> Kermie Sun, 2 Feb 2014 16:02:09 EST Question of the day Feb 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x56617970 I know I am a little late today. Normally I don't even get on Sunday's. <BR> <BR> Question of the day is a 2 parter ... Do you watch the Superbowl? Do you pay attention to the game or watch for the commercials? <BR> <BR> Yes I watch. I pay attention to it and the commercials. I always knew it was a way of connecting with my Dad and boyfriends and now my husband and boys. Funny when I was a girl I wanted to be the first girl to play professional football. Sun, 2 Feb 2014 15:58:51 EST Question of the Day Feb1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x56603100 I am going to start doing a Question of the Day. <BR> It may be a fun and easy one. It may be a soul searching one. <BR> I just want to get you thinking and maybe find out why you do the things you do. <BR> You do NOT have to answer if you don't want to. <BR> <BR> Today's question is...Do you have many True friends? The ones that you can say anything to and know that it will stay in their vault. Who you see everyday or once in while but still keep in touch and carry on like a day hasn't pas... Sat, 1 Feb 2014 12:57:56 EST February Challeng e...2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23026x14069x56590548 For the month of February let show the love. <em>129</em> <BR> <BR> Lets go post on each others Sparkpage and show a fellow sparker how much it means to them to have them in our group. It can be a simple hello, You liked their blog or their status or send them a goodie <BR> You must come back here and post who you showed love to today. <BR> <em>129</em> <em>26</em> <em>129</em> <em>26</em> <em>129</em> <BR> <BR> You never know how much a simple HI can do for someone else. Fri, 31 Jan 2014 13:23:05 EST Question of the Day Jan 31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x56588458 I am going to start doing a Question of the Day. <BR> It may be a fun and easy one. It may be a soul searching one. <BR> I just want to get you thinking and maybe find out why you do the things you do. <BR> You do NOT have to answer if you don't want to. <BR> <BR> Today's question is.. Are you Married and if so for How long? <BR> <BR> Yes I am and We have been married for 15 years and been with him for 21yrs. Fri, 31 Jan 2014 10:21:59 EST Question of the day Jan 30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x56575575 I am going to start doing a Question of the Day. <BR> It may be a fun and easy one. It may be a soul searching one. <BR> I just want to get you thinking and maybe find out why you do the things you do. <BR> You do NOT have to answer if you don't want to. <BR> <BR> Today's question is.. If you have children still living at home do you hide vegetables in their meals? <BR> <BR> Like yesterday we had spaghetti and in the sauce I put in red & yellow peppers and broccoli. Thu, 30 Jan 2014 10:33:04 EST Planning Today for Tomorrow's Success http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12422x14069x56566327 Like any journey in life, keeping yourself heading in the right direction is easier when you plan ahead. For me, taking a few minutes every evening or first thing every morning helps me stay on course. <BR> <BR> Some of the benefits for me: <BR> - By planning your meals the day before, you are more likely to remember to thaw or buy what you need. This will help avoid last minute take out. <BR> <BR> -When I plan to go to the gym I can make sure the gym bag is packed, water bottles filled and... Wed, 29 Jan 2014 17:12:02 EST How many spin points did you get today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=26440x14069x56565994 How many spin points did you get today? <BR> Wether it was your login in points or your extra spin. We want to hear what you got. So post it here. Wed, 29 Jan 2014 16:42:16 EST **NOTICE** http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x56565880 I have been changing things today and Think you will ALL like the changes. <BR> <BR> I have asked PHOENIXINFERNO/Laurie to be co-leader. So hopefully the 2 of use can get things moving in here. <BR> <BR> I have joined the Exercise & Healthy forums together. To me they go hand in hand. <BR> <BR> I have added a FUN board.. So fill free to post anything fun and silly and games are welcomed. <BR> If there is anything you want to see or want me to add fill free to just ask. <BR> <BR> Be su... Wed, 29 Jan 2014 16:31:33 EST How many points until your next trophy? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=26440x14069x56565686 I was just curious as to how many points YOU have until the next trophy/award. <BR> <BR> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 16:15:15 EST Healthy Cooking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12422x14069x56565351 Healthy cooking is essential to our diet and to our health.if we love our body with healthy foods our bodies will love us back.in this forum you can discuss ways to cooking healthy,add healthy recipes,ask any questions you may have about healthy cooking options and techniques.we all are a family and are in this together.POST YOUR RECIPES,TIPS,OR QUESTIONS HERE.Believe in yourself.you can do this!!! <BR> <BR> (originally posted by READYRUBBIES just moved it ) Wed, 29 Jan 2014 15:47:30 EST Did you Huddle today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x56565158 I want to see you Huddle. <BR> You don't have to use their sayings. You can post your own. <BR> Let's who can be most inspiring this month. <BR> <BR> So Go HUDDLE So Go HUDDLE So Go HUDDLE So Go HUDDLE So Go HUDDLE Wed, 29 Jan 2014 15:30:49 EST Challenge for Feb? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23026x14069x56564923 What should we do for our challenge for February? <BR> <BR> 1. Lose 5lbs? <BR> 2. 15 minutes of exercise and post what you did? <BR> 3. Share the love of posting on all members pages? <BR> 4. Share a secret? <BR> 5. ALL of the Above? <BR> <BR> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 15:11:39 EST Welcome LORATTA to the group! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14069x56561619 Hi LORATTA ! <BR> Welcome to the group don't be afraid. Just jump on in with both feet. <BR> BE sure to Huddle every day. <BR> There are several boards that can help you with your weightloss journey to PLEASE join us. <BR> Just have fun <BR> <BR> Kermie Wed, 29 Jan 2014 10:59:37 EST What was your positive of the day??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x56486570 Look for something positive in each day, even if some days you have to look a little harder. Let the challenges make you strong. <BR> Research is beginning to reveal that positive thinking is about much more than just being happy or displaying an upbeat attitude. Positive thoughts can actually create real value in your life and help you build skills that last much longer than a smile. <BR> <BR> The impact of positive thinking on your work, your health, and your life. <BR> <BR> So I thought... Thu, 23 Jan 2014 16:43:42 EST Welcome CJKARDELL http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14069x56486471 Hi CJKARDELL! <BR> Welcome to the group don't be afraid. Just jump on in with both feet. <BR> BE sure to Huddle every day. <BR> There are several boards that can help you with your weightloss journey to PLEASE join us. <BR> Just have fun <BR> <BR> Kermie Thu, 23 Jan 2014 16:35:29 EST What's for dinner? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=26440x14069x56458806 Thought we could post what we are having for dinner. <BR> I Think this would be a great help. <BR> We will eat healthier if someone else sees what we are eating. Plus you could log it in your food log. <BR> Planning ahead is very effective to tour weight loss journey. <BR> So what are you having for dinner tonight??? Tue, 21 Jan 2014 17:47:23 EST Have you? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x56456595 Taken you multi-vitamins today? <BR> Have you taken your medicines today? <BR> Drank your water? <BR> Did at least 15 minutes of exercise? <BR> Did something nice for someone else today? <BR> Did something nice for yourself? <BR> Made healthier choices? <BR> <BR> Just thought I would help you keep on track... OK so I am doing it to keep myself on track..lol <BR> We all need that someone who reminds us. <BR> <BR> Hope you have a great day <BR> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 14:40:12 EST REALLY! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x56367029 I really find it hard to believe that there is over 3000 members in this group. Only a hand full have been in. <BR> I miss being in a group with active people <BR> I miss connecting with people <BR> Won't you please join me <BR> Won't you come home <BR> I won't bite. <BR> <BR> Have a great day <BR> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 22:01:45 EST Sites for healthy cooking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=26440x14069x56310532 http://www.eatingwell.com/healthy_cooking <BR> Love this site it has great information it for any way of life. <BR> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 21:46:39 EST Good Morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x56285648 Just want to touch base with my fellow sparkpeople. <BR> What are you doing today? After eye appointment today. I will be doing laundry. I know yipee what fun. but if we didn't do it it would pile up on us. <BR> Just like life if we ignore certian things and pretend they aren't there or don't bother us it will pile up and fester and then we explode or eat. We need to find a healthy way to not let the little things bother us. I have started walking again and getting ready to join the Y again... Thu, 9 Jan 2014 08:00:31 EST January Challenge.... I challenge you to do... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23026x14069x56245777 Let's start a January challenge. <BR> <BR> I challenge you to do 10 minutes of any exercise each day and post it. <BR> It can be walking in place <em>311</em> , chair crunches <em>319</em> , wall push ups <em>320</em> ... anything <BR> but you have to come back here and post it. <BR> Come on anything is better than nothing right. <em>386</em> Mon, 6 Jan 2014 15:09:23 EST Weigh in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x56236765 I will weigh in every Monday. <BR> <BR> 01/06/14 250pounds <BR> <BR> Mon, 6 Jan 2014 00:43:04 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14069x56236761 Hi All, <BR> <BR> I am Melissa and I plan to get this weight off my body so I feel better and have more energy. <BR> <BR> I am excited that I found a group of people my age that understand how I feel and are also motivated to do the same with their weight and health. <BR> <BR> Have a great day! <BR> Melissa Mon, 6 Jan 2014 00:41:44 EST Seems a bit quiet http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x56198808 So here we are, a new year, a clean slate! How is everyone doing? It seems like its been a little quiet lately. Seems like a great group and I want to make sure we can keep it going. <BR> <BR> So What's your focus in the new year? Mine is increasing my self confidence and improving my health. <BR> <BR> I'm getting together with friends to create vision boards. Because of my self confidence I don't get out much so this will help two fold. I get out of the house and create a good visual remi... Fri, 3 Jan 2014 14:05:19 EST New, lonely, looking for support http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14069x55911749 Well, I'm not new to spark people, been in and out for awhile. I'm feeling down. I have lost 50 lbs, but haven't been back on track since this summer. I'm trying to get back my motivation. Feeling down a lot lately. A lot going on personally and this time of year is hard too. Really feeling fat and gross. Want to meet someone special, but don't feel good about myself. Sorry to sound like a Debbie Downer. Guess I'm just hoping there might be others who I could talk to or who might be going thr... Sun, 8 Dec 2013 17:29:58 EST Are you real? Are your expectations real? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x55481046 Hello everyone! I'd like you to really look at yourself and see the "real" you. The good and the bad. I want you to list 3 good and 3 bad things about yourself and what you can do to improve your plan. I want you to list 3 solid expectations/goals for November that you KNOW you can hit. Then I want you to stretch yourself out and post 3 that you will struggle with. Then answer the following question: "What do you feel is the most positive part of this weight loss journey for you?" <BR> <BR>... Fri, 1 Nov 2013 21:53:31 EST NEW CO-LEADERS NEEDED http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x54635155 Hello everyone.We are in need of co-leaders.Our group is a successful group,which is so wonderful.i want to make sure we are able to stay active and functioning.Anyone who would like to be a co-leader please don't hesitate to throw me a few lines on why you would like to be a co-leader and how you can benefit the team,as well as what you want to offer.all who are interested,please let me know. <em>304</em> <em>223</em> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 19:24:56 EST Hello I am ready to get back on track http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14069x54375707 Hello all I am Lisa I have fallen off the wagon and need to get back in track. Sat, 3 Aug 2013 01:04:32 EST bringing life back to the team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x53998147 hello all I am your new team leader readyrubbies.after going over the boards and postings.i see will need to bring new life into our team.i will work hard to revive our team.we are strong fighters.the one thing that we never should do is give up!i am in it to win it.we must fight to the very end!!So roll up them sleeves and let's get moving,burn those calories,and shed those pounds!! <em>196</em> <em>381</em> Thu, 4 Jul 2013 09:10:11 EST HEALTHY COOKING http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=26440x14069x53991152 Healthy cooking is essential to our diet and to our health.if we love our body with healthy foods our bodies will love us back.in this forum you can discuss ways to cooking healthy,add healthy recipes,ask any questions you may have about healthy cooking options and techniques.we all are a family and are in this together.POST YOUR RECIPES,TIPS,OR QUESTIONS HERE.Believe in yourself.you can do this!!! Wed, 3 Jul 2013 17:39:33 EST hello new co-leader http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14069x53991020 hello I am new to most of you.i believe that this journey is important and should be at the top of all of our list.it's summertime now.meaning,we do not have any excuses for not exercising,eating healthy,and not drinking an adequate amount of water which our body needs.let's do this together,lean on one another for guidance and support,help each other out,and lose this weight once and for all.i hope you all are with me on this!so what are you sitting around for?let's get active and get to mo... Wed, 3 Jul 2013 17:26:13 EST Leaving the Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x53974407 Evidently without knowing it, I joined a team who has been leaderless for more than 60 days and I see little to no activity. This is my life....join something that doesn't exist. Bye all Tue, 2 Jul 2013 12:34:43 EST Is this even a team any more? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x53961161 Just joined. Have noticed little to no activity in the way of posting. Does this team still exisist? Mon, 1 Jul 2013 14:18:07 EST Greetings http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14069x53950669 I'm Julie. I am 48 years old and married to my best friend. My husband and I are Salvation Army Officers. <BR> <BR> Since the first of January, I have lost 20 pounds. I have now hit and been at one of those darn - stupid plateaus and really need some team support and encouragement. Sun, 30 Jun 2013 20:24:32 EST 5 pound challenge April 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23026x14069x52706716 Hi there, I really like challenging myself on a monthly basis. I will run a monthly 5 pound challenge with a weekly check in on Saturdays. Feel free to copy and paste my template if you also weigh in on Saturdays, or switch it up to suit the day you weigh in. Then, weigh in on that day and check in with the challenge to let us all know how it is going for you! <BR> <BR> Starting weight Saturday, March 30:226.8 <BR> <BR> Goal Weight Saturday, April 6:223.2 <BR> Actual Weight Saturday, Apr... Tue, 26 Mar 2013 20:24:41 EST New member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14069x52291578 Hello everyone, my name is Michelle and I am in my 40's and I want to get back on track with my weight loss. It just seems harder as I get older. Please add me as a friend because I need all the support I can get. Thank-you!!!!!!!! Tue, 26 Feb 2013 10:05:35 EST Where's everybody http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x51603373 Time to come out and flaunt your progress and tell us how you did it. <BR> <BR> John Sat, 12 Jan 2013 11:58:22 EST New for the 2nd time http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14069x51080645 I originally joined SparkPeople in 2010 and didn't make much progress due to my own neglect. I have now gained an additional 30+ pounds and have a definite need to go in a healthier direction. <BR> <BR> I am 46 and married. I live in a rural area in Illinois and work full-time in a large city. Also, I have a part-time job. I am in need of suggestions or help finding snacks and meals that are healthy that I can eat quickly. <BR> <BR> I am glad to be back. Tue, 4 Dec 2012 09:08:20 EST Made it through 1st. month! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14069x50555857 Hi. . . my name is Kerry. Just finished my first month with Spark. Lost 12 pounds so far and did well with my monthly measurements this morning, (which I feel counts more). I can't believe this site is FREE!!! Amazing. I was tired of paying for "another" site in which I wasn't having much luck. I am 46 with two Sons, one married living in Guam, and a 16 year old still at home. My Husband and I run the Family business . . . Restaurant, Lounge, and Banquet Facility. I started a "weigh-in" at wo... Fri, 26 Oct 2012 07:09:48 EST HI i'AM NEW http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14069x49472410 HI I'AMCARRIE NEW TO THE TEAM LOST SOME WEIGHT, BUT PUT IT BACK ON. NOW i'AM WILING TO KEEP IT OFF. Wed, 15 Aug 2012 13:54:57 EST New here....but not quite 40 yet. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x49186390 I am just checking some things out today on the community boards for the first time. I have known for a long time that I was not alone in this battle of the pounds...but it's nice to know there are places like this to come to. I have read alot on here previously but have never posted. <BR> <BR> I will be 40 in May and I so want to be starting in a better direction and have this battle somewhat won before I get there. I hope by being here I can move another step in the right direction. <BR... Fri, 27 Jul 2012 18:54:50 EST new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14069x48669312 Hi, just started today. And wanted to say hello to u all. Sun, 24 Jun 2012 13:29:39 EST JUNE 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23026x14069x48373307 Summer is here! It's a great time to get motivated to get healthy!!! We can do this for ourselves, our family, and our longevity!!!! Good luck to you!!!! <BR> <BR> Exercise 3-4 times per week. <BR> Drinks lots and lots of water. <BR> Eat healthy and limit "treats". <BR> <BR> You/we can do this! :) Mon, 4 Jun 2012 16:51:09 EST Ready for the challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14069x47828078 Hi! Just found out that I am insulin resistant pre-diabetic. My doctor put me on Metformin and I am ready to get my weight loss journey started. Looking forward to being on Coach Nicole's team for the 4 week boot camp challenge. Sun, 29 Apr 2012 20:18:58 EST Met a MilestonE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x47820508 I am so excited! I FINISHED MY FIRST HALF MARATHON YESTERDAY! Sun, 29 Apr 2012 10:59:40 EST April 2012 Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23026x14069x47361321 Let's get motivated and back on track!!!!!! Are you on board for April's challenge? <BR> <BR> #1 - Eat healthy and within your personal BMR range 6/7 days per week. <BR> #2 - Exercise 30 minutes per day 5/7 days per week. <BR> #3 - Drink plenty of fluids - minimum of 64 ounces of water <BR> <BR> Post your progress at the end of the week (Saturdays). <BR> <BR> Best of luck to you!!!!! :) Sat, 31 Mar 2012 21:02:10 EST Hi everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14069x46864096 Hi I'm new to this and a little shy, I'm a 51 year old female, and want to lose 10-15 pounds, hopefully by spring. heehee I know thats gonna be hard. But, anyway here is my dilema, I recently purchased a treadmill and I've been going on it pretty regularly, 2.0 miles in 35 mins. speed walking for starters. I have been doing this for 3 weeks and don't seem to see any weight come off. what am i doing wrong? Also, when i get home from work I workout then prepare dinner, so should I have dinner... Fri, 2 Mar 2012 10:00:02 EST shift work http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x46838892 hi everyone , i work shift work , 12 hrs 1800 to 0600 and find it difficult to get my food in , lunch for sure because im sleeping but i try not to eat after 1900 at night , its only 3 nights in a row , any thoughts, eat later, or just go with it for the 3 days , i dont want to bugger up my metabolizm by not eating , but ????? any other shift workers with advise ? Wed, 29 Feb 2012 22:45:58 EST weigh in day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x46838818 im down for wed. mid week help get through the rest of week if all good :) <em>24</em> Wed, 29 Feb 2012 22:42:14 EST hello everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14069x46838276 my name is colleen and im done with excuses and fatness, i really like this spark setup iv tried others but never got serious, im ready and am glad to have others to hang with so to speak. thanks Wed, 29 Feb 2012 22:11:14 EST Hi, I'm Trish...lets get this party started ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14069x46794441 <em>224</em> <BR> I started out at a healthy 135lbs, went up to 160lbs after having 4 kids then all hell broke loose after I got upto 320lbs after a car accident in 1996...think I developed thyroid problems because the weight just kept going up no matter what I did. <BR> <BR> By a miracle and hard work I was able to lose 115lbs during 2004-2006. Since then my weight has been going up due to illness...I have fibromyalgia, sciatica, back and neck nerve problems so exercise is very diffic... Mon, 27 Feb 2012 13:00:36 EST Hello Everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14069x46782597 I am so excited to be starting a whole new journey in my life. A journey that will lead to a better healthier me! I am looking forward to hearing about your experiences and sharing my own with you. I really want to change my life and this is the first step! Hooray! Sun, 26 Feb 2012 19:50:20 EST Hi! I'm Lori and look forward to everyone healthy. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14069x46771246 I have never had this muck support before. It's like WOW!!!! I want to lose over a 100 pounds but my main thing is to get heathy. I know with healthy eating comes weight lose. I'm really working on it. Fruit and vegtables are my friend. My body just doesn't remember that. Long way to go but I see that I will have plenty of help along the way. Thank You. Sun, 26 Feb 2012 01:55:38 EST HI MY NAME IS JUICYFRUIT13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14069x46749078 I NEED TO DROP 50+ POUNDS AND RELLY NEED MOTIVATION. PLEASE PRAY FOR ME! Fri, 24 Feb 2012 14:31:07 EST I'm NEW again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14069x46736431 Hello, My name is Maureen & I'm going to try this again. Only this time, I'm doing it.Really! I feel inspired and I hope to make friends to keep me feeling inspired. I need support and inspiration and friendship. I want to lose weight for me and I want to be healthy and active. I need your help. I'm glad I'm here. =-) Thu, 23 Feb 2012 20:01:43 EST Day one weigh in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x46600102 Day one for me: 210 lbs starting weight. Not my highest, but way far from the lowest... 20 lb weight loss is the first goal for me. Wed, 15 Feb 2012 13:51:24 EST Newbie, kind of http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14069x46600049 Hello everyone. I'm an Indiana single mom of of terrific 15 y.o. daughter. Ive 'used this site before and am back again, this time my daughter has joined too, although she needs to lose very little weight. But the support is so great to have! Wed, 15 Feb 2012 13:47:52 EST yahoo! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14069x46597330 Wednesday is my weigh day. Lost 4.5 lbs. So glad this is paying off. Wed, 15 Feb 2012 10:55:31 EST Good Evening Sparkies!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14069x46587648 Hello, everyone! I am ready to lose this weight!!! Tue, 14 Feb 2012 19:32:13 EST Going to try http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14069x46581428 Hello my name is Yvette, Im going to give this a try. I tried Weight Watchers. But it just didnt seem like i had a lot of support. So i just going to keep trying different things unitl i find whats right for me. Tue, 14 Feb 2012 11:51:56 EST I'm new. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14069x46505149 My name is Diane, Di, Dee, whatever. I have to do something, just went to the doctor again and my numbers aren't good. I have a great life other than that. Have to get this under control. Thu, 9 Feb 2012 15:56:44 EST last day I start first thing in the morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14069x46490664 hi my name is candy and I think its time to find myself I have over 100lbs to lose and I hope this is going to work.I hope to get to know everyone Wed, 8 Feb 2012 19:16:53 EST new to SparkPeople today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14069x46472879 Hi, I have just signed up but not sure if I am able to follow the nutrition suggestions for the tracker, as I am awaiting testing for Celiac and even if I do not have it will likely have to curb wheat and gluten. Is there a group for that here? Tue, 7 Feb 2012 19:28:00 EST old lady nat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14069x46413339 most my family dies in their 50s i am now 56 and want to get healther so as to be here for my 17 yr. old daughter. we are on a family mission to get healthier! i want to be here for her college yrs and wedding and grandchildren I would love to not fall in the cycle of early death <BR> Sat, 4 Feb 2012 11:19:13 EST Help http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14069x46393322 Hey, I'm new to this and I need motivation to stick to it. Would love to hear from u all Fri, 3 Feb 2012 06:34:57 EST Weigh in Week 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14069x46393026 2/3/12 297.5 weight watchers brand scale. Fri, 3 Feb 2012 05:58:12 EST new to site! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14069x46344617 Hello all, <BR> I am a post gastric bypass patient (10-2010) who did not get the results that I anticipated. Has anyone out there experienced the same with gastric bypass? I could use any advise you have! Tue, 31 Jan 2012 15:58:44 EST Hey All http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14069x46341110 My name is Chelsea. I'll be 40 in March, so hopefully I qualify to be here. I joined SP on the 22nd and have lost 3 pounds so far. My health has made me gain weight because I couldn't exercise. I'm now getting a handle on my issue and ready to jump back in. <BR> <BR> Talk to you soon! Tue, 31 Jan 2012 12:20:27 EST