SparkPeople Beauty Over 50 Team Messageboard For women who want to stay beautiful, strong and fit after age 50, 60 and beyond... SparkPeople Beauty Over 50 Team Messageboard September Chat Wow! I am early on this one. Are you going to leave me hanging this month or chat with me? <BR> <em>20</em> <BR> Have a great day! Mon, 31 Aug 2015 20:33:50 EST Beauty Ingredients To Avoid I am allergic to formaldehyde, so I have to read all ingredients on everything... yep, these chemicals are still in the products! <BR> <link><BR>-wellness/natural-beauty/beauty-ingred<BR>ients-to-avoid-zmez15jfzhou.aspx?newsl<BR>etter=1&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium<BR>=email&utm_campaign=08.05.15+NB&utm_term=NB+eNews </link> Mon, 10 Aug 2015 17:30:19 EST Is Your Hair Aging You? ETC Here is a site that has some good tips for hair and makeup. Short and simple. <BR> (the 'add a link' was not working so copy and paste this link) <BR><BR>y/8230-is-your-hair-aging-you/ Mon, 10 Aug 2015 10:01:02 EST August Chat I have no hopes that anyone will chat, but here is the thread for it! Sorry, gals, no one is chatting! Sat, 1 Aug 2015 11:54:54 EST What is Your Way-Of-Life Diet? What do you eat for health? What is your plan? What works for you? Wed, 15 Jul 2015 10:26:14 EST Do you want a team challenge? Do team challenges help you? <BR> <BR> Will you participate? <BR> <BR> Most teams have one going, but it is not necessary. <BR> <BR> Your thoughts??? <BR> <BR> Thu, 9 Jul 2015 10:42:11 EST Dress For Your Inner Goddess I found a great website with a fun Fashion Quiz. <link><BR>type.html </link> <BR> I hope you enjoy! <BR> Tue, 7 Jul 2015 13:54:13 EST July Chat A day late, but here is the July Chat thread. Have a great weekend! <em>652</em> Thu, 2 Jul 2015 16:56:02 EST Post Some Motivation To Share Hi Team! Our team leader, Linda, asked me to start this thread. Basically, its a place to share anything that you find motivating and inspiring. It can be a motivational quote, a link to an inspirational video on Youtube, a link to a motivating blog, or a picture. If its motivating, share it here...and be sure to check in to see what motivation has been left by others. <BR> <BR> To get this thread started, I will go first. This Youtube video is one of the most motivating things I've ever wa... Thu, 25 Jun 2015 17:42:57 EST Should There Be An End to This Team? Should we end this team and have a private team for those of us who want to remain with it? I simply do not have the time to devote as an effective leader anymore. <BR> I don't want to end my discussions with those of you who are active, the few but powerful. <BR> <em>216</em> <em>185</em> <em>344</em> <BR> When I look, all is see is a very inactive team now. Maybe it has run its course? Mon, 22 Jun 2015 12:25:31 EST June Chat Hi, I remembered this month to start a chat for June! <BR> <BR> I hope you have a fabulous week! <BR> <BR> I will have surgery Wednesday on my foot. Probably won't feel much like being on the computer for a while after that. <BR> Linda Mon, 1 Jun 2015 10:55:32 EST May Chat Starting early because I will be out of town. <BR> <BR> What inspires you? Tue, 28 Apr 2015 11:31:45 EST Heels or Not? I cannot wear heels now, but long to! My foot simply will not let me. I try them on at the store and ouch! Sigh. I had to settle for flats for my formal dress and am none too happy about it. Will be looking into surgery. Not sure if it will work to wear heels, but just to make my foot feel better. <BR> In the meantime I am expressing myself with some wild comfortable shoes. Converse sneakers in bright colors and other shoes in bright colors that don't make my foot scream. Tue, 28 Apr 2015 11:18:28 EST What Exercise Did You Do Today? Pictures or words here! <BR> <BR> Exercise every day! Tue, 21 Apr 2015 12:20:10 EST What Veggies Did You Eat Today? Picture or words here! Eat your veggies! Tue, 21 Apr 2015 12:19:14 EST What Am I Doing Today To Get Healthier? Post your comments here! <BR> <BR> I am putting some other things that are more bits and bites instead of a month challenge. <BR> <BR> This is a chat thread for insight or for giving ideas to others. Tell us what you do! Tue, 21 Apr 2015 12:18:19 EST April Chat Sorry, here it is April 11 and I forgot that I would be good this year and have a chat thread for each month! <BR> <em>2</em> Sat, 11 Apr 2015 11:22:53 EST Have You Seen This Site For Recipes? Spark has some great recipes, but so does 12 Tomatoes. <BR> Thought you might be interested. <BR> <link> </link> <em>370</em> <em>370</em> <em>370</em> <em>370</em> <em>370</em> Tue, 7 Apr 2015 10:06:08 EST Spring Challenge (April)! 1. Lose 5 lb. (if you need to lose weight) <BR> 2. Exercise daily at least 30 minutes <BR> 3. Eat healthy breakfast lunch and dinner with healthy snacks of your choice <BR> 4. Drink at least 8 8oz. glasses of water each day <BR> 5. Be aware at all times. <BR> 6. Take 30 minutes a day for yourself, whether is in prayer, meditation or just reading something inspiring. ... or writing a blog. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 11:00:08 EST April Birthday Baby? Post it here! If you were born in April, let us know so we can wish you Happy Birthday! <BR> <BR> Sun, 22 Mar 2015 19:58:57 EST Makeup Tricks To Take Years Off Your Face I was on Pinterest and thought you might like this. <BR> <link><BR>Makeup-Tricks-That-Will-Take-Years-Off<BR>-Your-Face.htm?nl=1 </link> Sun, 22 Mar 2015 19:56:42 EST Soon to be 50 and starting over. Aloha beauties! <BR> <BR> My name is Renee and I will be 50 this month on the 10th. <BR> I am married to a wonderful man (29+ years) and we have 2 adult children and 2 teenage children, ages 23 to 14. I live in Arkansas. <BR> <BR> I love the ocean, horror movies, rock music and art. <BR> <BR> I have struggled with my weight all my life. Sometimes getting really close to a goal weight, most of the time being far from it. I have been here on SP since March of 2007 and have lost and gained up... Mon, 2 Mar 2015 12:42:30 EST March Babies? Post your birthday here! Please let us know if you are having a birthday this month. No one is telling, apparently... at least not in February! Mon, 2 Mar 2015 10:34:54 EST March 2015 Chat I remembered this month! This is the new Chat thread. <BR> <BR> Going through some stuff, too long to write about here. <BR> <BR> Have a great day! Sun, 1 Mar 2015 10:17:12 EST March Check In 2015 Challenge Reminder of our yearly plan is below. <BR> <BR> In March, what are your long term (2015) and short term goals (March)? <BR> <BR> Let's encourage each other as usual. Those who post in this thread will be considered as joining the challenge. In February we will assess ourselves and how we are doing for the year. Let's make 2015 the year we attain the health and weight loss we desire. I am creating another thread to post your weekly self-assessments. Thanks! <BR> <BR> Weight-loss and health... Sat, 28 Feb 2015 17:02:45 EST Hairstyles for Face Shape thought this might interest you. <BR> <link><BR>les/hairstyles/the-right-hairstyle-for<BR>-your-face-shape </link> Wed, 18 Feb 2015 09:53:13 EST Metabolsim and Weight Loss Thought you might like this <BR> <link><BR>ight-loss/in-depth/metabolism/art-2004<BR>6508 </link> Tue, 17 Feb 2015 10:08:35 EST February Birthday? Post it here! We would like to wish all February birthdays a Happy Birthday! Let us know. <BR> Wed, 11 Feb 2015 14:37:33 EST Why Do You Really Want To Lose Weight? Hmmm... deep subject. See what this blog has to say, <link><BR>ly-want-lose-b522331 </link> Wed, 11 Feb 2015 14:36:40 EST February 2015 Challenge and Check In Let's make 2015 the year we attain the health and weight loss we desire and continue on with our assessing and re-assessing. <BR> <BR> Do you need to begin again? Sometimes life gets in the way and we lose sight of what we had planned. <BR> <BR> Weight-loss and health goals can mean the difference between success and failure. Realistic, well-planned weight-loss goals keep you focused and motivated. They provide a plan for change as you transition to a healthier lifestyle. <BR> <BR> Refer... Sat, 7 Feb 2015 08:36:49 EST February 2015 Chat Sorry, 6 days in, but here it is! <em>213</em> Fri, 6 Feb 2015 12:31:54 EST Laser Hair Removal Wondering if anyone uses home laser hair removal devices. I bought an ELOS me smooth unit and I'm having mixed results. If anyone uses another device, I would love to hear about your results. <BR> <BR> I have fair skin with darker hair. My unit has removed about 50% of the unwanted hair, but doesn't seem to be progressing further. Fri, 6 Feb 2015 03:52:06 EST Mature Skin is More Delicate Mature Skin is more delicate. I've taken skin care training and studied it quite a bit. As we age, the skin tends to thin and become more fragile. For this reason, it is important to use products labeled for mature skin, or for cellular turnover (in some cases where there are dark spots or imperfections), or for fine lines and wrinkles (if there are indeed fine lines and wrinkles) or even a sensitive skin product like Cetephil or Cereve that will not irritate, but will provide moisture. ... Wed, 4 Feb 2015 10:11:42 EST Facials If you like having facials, please share what type of facial is favorite and why. <BR> <BR> I had a new treatment yesterday called a MicroCurrent Facial. They used two handheld devices, that use electrical currents to workout the facial muscles. It lifts and tightens the skin. Suppose to do a serious of six treatments; which I plan to do. The results were really amazing. The device is able to be used on eyelids; which really lifted my lids. I was surprised. It was a deal that I found ... Sun, 1 Feb 2015 03:00:51 EST Going shopping... Ok ladies, just so you know, I live in a very small town with very little (and I mean little) to no shopping, so tomorrow my hubby and I are going road trip 2 hours from where I live to a place that has a Sephora! yep...I haven't been to a Sephora for a very very very long time, and I'm afraid my hubby is going to have to find something else to do while I'm <BR> that aside, Im asking you gals if there is anything there that is a must have or even anything remotely worth checkin... Sat, 24 Jan 2015 21:35:11 EST Walmart Beauty Box Subscription I thought a few may be interested in Walmart's New quarterly Beauty Box subscription. Its a free kit, but has a $5 shipping fee. <BR> <BR> I received my first kit and it has several trail sizes of Dove products. Also a full sized lip color/gloss. I'm using the Dove products in my gym bag and enjoying them. The lip color is shockingly perfect for my skin color. Never considered coral being my color! <BR> <BR> Wanted to share this with others. Its an inexpensive way to try new beauty ... Thu, 8 Jan 2015 21:58:34 EST Check you cosmetic ingredients How toxic are the ingredients in the products you use? Check it out! <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Wed, 7 Jan 2015 12:52:02 EST Have You Made A Vision Board? I like vision boards. I have made them in past years but go away from it. I am starting again. I am doing one for health and one for business. <BR> <BR> If you have never done one, it is fun to build. If you don't know the purpose, here is a link explaining it <link><BR>ision-board.html </link> <BR> <BR> Let me know if you make one and if you want to share it with the group. <BR> <BR> I am doing my best to make 2015 a success! How about you? <... Sat, 3 Jan 2015 10:22:23 EST January Birthday? Post it here! We would like to tell you Happy Birthday if you have a birthday in January! <BR> <em>44</em> <em>410</em> <em>214</em> Thu, 1 Jan 2015 14:20:49 EST Abdominal Exercises This article says "over 60" but this could be for the "over 50" too! Thu, 1 Jan 2015 14:19:25 EST January 2015 Chat Thread Let's wait until January 1st to post in this thread. Then we will have a new monthly chat thread... on time, hopefully! Tue, 30 Dec 2014 11:34:39 EST January 2015 Challenge Weekly Check In This is the link where you check in weekly with your self assessment. Thanks for participating! Tue, 30 Dec 2014 11:32:47 EST Health And Weight Loss 2015! Let's encourage each other as usual. Those who post in this thread will be considered as joining the challenge. In February we will assess ourselves and how we are doing for the year. Let's make 2015 the year we attain the health and weight loss we desire. I am creating another thread to post your weekly self-assessments. Thanks! <BR> <BR> Weight-loss and health goals can mean the difference between success and failure. Realistic, well-planned weight-loss goals keep you focused and moti... Tue, 30 Dec 2014 11:30:47 EST THE SHIFT by Tory Johnson I just finished this book and I liked it very much. Tory followed a low-carb diet but her emphasis in the book was on the shift she had to make in her thinking. She also included some recipes that look interesting (especially the desserts) and a lot of her personal experiences. <BR> <BR> Have any others read the book? What did you think? Sun, 28 Dec 2014 16:14:43 EST Diet for beautiful skin and hair Thought you might like this one! <BR> <link><BR>thy-eating/superfoods/top-10-superfood<BR>s-for-skin-and-hair/?page=11 </link> <BR> <em>204</em> Sat, 13 Dec 2014 10:36:50 EST December Babies? Post your birthday here! We would like to wish you Happy Birthday, but need to know the date. <BR> <BR> If you have a December Birthday, what day? (No need to tell us the year!) <BR> <BR> <em>442</em> <em>442</em> <em>442</em> <em>442</em> <em>442</em> <em>442</em> <em>442</em> <em>442</em> Sat, 6 Dec 2014 11:27:59 EST A Recipe for White Bean Dip I made a delicious dip today: <BR> <BR> Ingredients: 2 cans of cannelloni beans (white kidney beans) rinsed to remove salt <BR> 2 cloves fresh garlic <BR> 1/3 cup of olive oil <BR> Fresh Parsley - a handful of sprigs <BR> <BR> I put all the ingredients in my blender and blended them. I cut up celery and carrot sticks to dip. I bet Jicama sticks would be good for dipping too, but I didn't have any. <BR> <BR> Hope this reci... Wed, 3 Dec 2014 22:23:39 EST December Healthy Holiday Challenge <em>425</em> During the holiday season, many of us develop unhealthy habits. The stress of family obligations, extra social events, shopping and decorating can lead to missed hours of sleep, poor eating habits and skipped exercise. The temptation of extra holiday sweets and treats can also add pounds to our midsection. <em>443</em> <BR> <BR> That is why I challenge you to take the Health Holiday Challenge for the month of December! <BR> <BR> Activities include (but are not limited to)... Tue, 2 Dec 2014 11:48:51 EST New to Team Hi! <BR> <BR> I'm Annette. I teach college math. I have struggled with weight and blood pressure for at least 20 years. In spring 2013 I had a heart scare - no heart attack, but I needed to lose weight, get fit, and feel better. I lost 15 pounds, but gained back at least 5 and couldn't start losing again. Walking was too difficult for me to do very much of it or to add any other kind of exercise. <BR> <BR> This past June I watched Forks Over Knives and bought Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn's ... Thu, 27 Nov 2014 13:19:41 EST Ideas To Charge Up This Team I sense a lack of participation lately... what is up? Any ideas? Sun, 23 Nov 2014 10:09:06 EST Healthy Recipes - Cold Weather Let's exchange recipes! <BR> <BR> I'll go first <BR> <BR> Corn Chowder <BR> 1 T butter <BR> 1 carrot, thinly sliced <BR> 1 stalk celery, sliced <BR> 1 t fresh rosemary, minced <BR> 2 T fresh parsley, minced <BR> 3½ c milk, cream, ½ and ½, sour cream, cream cheese, vegetable stock, or some combination of these* <BR> 1 potato, chopped <BR> 2½ c corn <BR> ½ – 1 t salt <BR> black pepper <BR> <BR> Directions Melt butter. Over low heat, sauté carrot, celery, and herbs for 5 minutes, s... Thu, 20 Nov 2014 13:01:30 EST November Challenge November Challenge: Beat Yourself! <BR> <BR> Just because this is the beginning of holiday season and rich foods, parties and entertaining, doesn't mean we should stop challenging ourselves... <BR> <BR> Choose any physical activity you want and try to improve upon your time or score. Give yourself a month to get better at anything from running to swimming to weight lifting (or any other physical activity you can think of!). Post your initial results at the beginning of the month, show your... Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:12:04 EST November babies? Post your birthday here! I am a November baby. My birthday is coming up on November 9. When I started this team, I was in my 50s, now I will be 64. I have been told I don't look it, but this week I feel it. I should be back to normal before too long. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:52:57 EST Small Challenges A to Z = I I is for intestines. Those unmentionable things we don't want to discuss. How is your bowel movement? A healthy bowel is very important to your overall health. Since this is Beauty Over 50, overall health effects your beauty too. Over 50 we need to have the dreaded colonoscopies. That can tell the real tale. In the meantime, make sure you drinks lots of water and eat lots of fiber. If you take medication that gives you problems with your bowels, probiotics are great to take! <BR> Here... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:13:59 EST Once you introduce yourself... ... are you participating? Other teams have said that their best support comes from the teams they are on. <BR> I encourage all the new members to get involved with the team! We support each other on this team! <BR> <em>223</em> <em>220</em> <em>244</em> mm Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:05:27 EST Spinning The Wheel Silly question and sorry if it has been asked before - I spin the wheel daily but I want to spin for our team; how do I make sure I am doing this? <em>2</em> Thu, 16 Oct 2014 08:48:09 EST Ocotber Babies? POST it here! Were you born in October? Let us know the date! Wed, 15 Oct 2014 09:54:29 EST Shopping For Your Body Type thought this might be of interest. Usually we should know our body type by our 50's, some of you may not. <BR> <link> </link> <BR> Anyway, try it out! <BR> Have a great day! Thu, 9 Oct 2014 09:56:32 EST Frustrated Hi beauties: <BR> <BR> I have been walking quite a bit lately - I stepped on the scale to see if I was on track and am 2 pounds up. I know muscle weighs more than fat does but I have been really sticking to the plan and was surprised to see the extra weight. Just wanted to share <em>2</em> ... do you ladies find that your weight will fluctuate in the course of a week before official weigh in? Tue, 7 Oct 2014 15:23:56 EST What is Your Biggest Struggle With Food? I find that I am eating healthy, whole grains, veggies, etc. <BR> <BR> BUT my biggest problems is sweets. I have a sweet tooth. I must have a sweet every day. I know it is not good, even though I keep it in control to one serving or one piece of chocolate, a sliver of pie, etc. <BR> Any suggestions to overcome this? <BR> <BR> What do you struggle with? Tue, 7 Oct 2014 14:41:58 EST Why So Little Participation? Out of our over 500 members, only 30 have visited our team in the last 20 days. <BR> Any ideas to get more participation? <BR> What are we doing right? <BR> What are we doing wrong? <BR> Sun, 5 Oct 2014 11:43:37 EST SPARKPEOPLE Article, Boost your metabolism! Thought this might interest some of you. <BR> <link><BR>_articles.asp?id=676 </link> Thu, 2 Oct 2014 15:41:27 EST October Challenge - Calories In Vs. Calories Out Who wants to lose weight in October? <BR> <BR> It takes X amount of calories to maintain your current weight. Anything over that you need to burn off in exercise. <BR> <BR> This month's challenge is to burn those calories! Use the SparkPeople Nutrition calculator and your SparkPeople fitness tracker to keep up with those numbers. <BR> Here is a link for caloric intake vs. calories you need to burn, <link><BR>ries-should-i-burn-a-day-to-lose-weight... Tue, 23 Sep 2014 15:27:16 EST Hello From San Diego California Hi everyone: <BR> <BR> I am starting my second week on Sparkpeople and am having a lot of fun learning to navigate the site .. while doing this I saw your group and wanted to join. Am in the process of taking off 25 pounds and have lost 4 so far. Looking forward to getting to know all of you! Tue, 16 Sep 2014 09:27:31 EST Accountability Do we perhaps need accountability? For some of us, SparkPeople is the only encouragement we get for weight loss and healthy lifestyles. <BR> <BR> Shall we start a thread about what we did today to accomplish health and weight loss? <BR> <BR> I did chair exercise and am eating within a low phosphorus, low purine diet. <BR> Breakfast was rice Puffins with almond milk. Lunch was scrambled eggs, toast and strawberries. Dinner will be a large green salad... very large, sprinkled with a dab ... Fri, 12 Sep 2014 15:56:15 EST What Is Your Weight Loss Goal? You can lose 50 to 100 pounds in a year. Others on SparkPeople have done it! Figure out what it takes to lose a pound or two a week and then see the motivation thread. <BR> <BR> I have set a goal of losing 50 pounds in a year. I plan to do this by mindfully eating, eating little processed food and eating organic as much as possible. PLUS, I plan to work out more than I have been! <BR> <BR> You can start at any time, it doesn't have to be regulated by January. <BR> <BR> Fall is a gr... Fri, 5 Sep 2014 19:25:59 EST September Motivation For Weight Loss 7 Motivational Tips for Weight Loss <BR> <BR> Many of us have a tendency to look at our bad points, however once you start to accept yourself it will be easier to focus on the positive side more. To make it easier, write a list of all the positive things of what you have done or what you like about your physical self. <BR> <BR> Practice running these positive points through your mind regularly, it may take time but mind is power - if you believe you are going to win, you will win. <BR> 1.I... Fri, 5 Sep 2014 13:17:13 EST Natural Wrinkle and Smooth Skin Remedies How to Naturally Prevent, Lessen and Eliminate Wrinkles <BR> by Tony Isaacs <BR> <BR> REMEDIES FOR WRINKLES <BR> <BR> Many natural remedies can lessen wrinkles and even eliminate fine line wrinkles. Here are some of the best: <BR> <BR> · Apply coconut oil on the portions of skin and face where wrinkles set in and gently massage every night at bedtime. <BR> <BR> · Bananas are wonderful as an anti-wrinkle treatment. Mash 1/4 banana until very creamy. Spread all over face and leave for... Thu, 4 Sep 2014 17:21:12 EST Trouble Finding The Perfect Jeans? I have not yet been able to find jeans that fit me! Maybe you are in the same boat. What are your favorite jeans? <BR> These articles might help those of us still looking... <BR> <link><BR>best-most-flattering-jeans-for-your-bo<BR>dy-type-big-butt-wide-hips/1?prev=2000<BR>000001317055 </link> <BR> This site takes some work <BR> <link> </link> <BR> This site has annoying pop ups, but good info on brands <BR> <link> Tue, 2 Sep 2014 09:55:11 EST Article About Fitness Over 50 Thought you might like this article. <BR> <link> </link> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:16:10 EST How to feel good about the way you look You might find this interesting. <BR> <link><BR>e-Way-You-Look </link> Sun, 10 Aug 2014 19:56:13 EST change Hello all. My name is Ruthie. I love the saying, "Nothing ever changes if nothing ever changes." I am 55 and in overall good health. I am a teacher and my pattern is always the same: Exercise and eat right consistently over the summer, school starts and it all goes down the drain. I am feeling good right now...just coming off summer break, but can literally feel the heaviness of school starting again on my shoulders. I love my job...teach Reading Recovery and Reading Intervention. While it ha... Sun, 10 Aug 2014 16:02:33 EST Inspiring Women Over 50 I watched Kathie Lee and Hoda today for the first time because Lisa Nichols was going to be on. They are going to feature women over 50 for the next few days who are an inspiration, or find their passion after 50. <BR> Here is the first <BR> <link><BR>ost-her-job-health-55-yoga-turned-her-<BR>1D80027603 </link> <BR> I hope you enjoy! Thu, 7 Aug 2014 11:51:19 EST August Challenge Discussion Right now we have the Summer Biggest Loser Challenge going, so I am calling this thread a discussion instead of a challenge. I hope you join in. <BR> <BR> Think about your habits, good and bad. <BR> What are you doing to keep yourself healthy? What are you doing to sabotage your weight loss and health goals? <BR> <BR> There are pressures from family, friends, work ... that can take a toll on our health. <BR> <BR> There are things we do to ourselves that we "justify", like saying to ourse... Sat, 2 Aug 2014 10:35:17 EST Comfortable pillow Can someone please recommend a comfortable soft pillow? My neck has so much stress and soreness from this stupid pillow that I am sleeping on. I cannot take it anymore. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:49:19 EST Hello from Michigan Hi, <BR> Second timer to Spark People. I'm happy to be back. Such a positive place for me to be. <BR> I turned 60 this year and have many bucket lists things to do. Some that I have accomplished is, I bought myself a motorcycle and about to take my skills test for my endorsement. Went to Nashville with some friends from childhood to celebrate out 60th birthday together. Now, time to stay healthy so I can continue to ride and enjoy life. <BR> I'm looking forward to the supports of this s... Mon, 21 Jul 2014 09:38:26 EST What are YOUR low cost beauty products or ...? Maybe you make your own something-or-other. <BR> <BR> I am trying to cut costs where I can, but don't want to sacrifice quality. I also like natural ingredients and products that are not tested on animals. <BR> <BR> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 14:36:33 EST Summer Biggest Loser Challenge I hope you are all doing well! A number of you have expressed interest in having a Biggest Loser challenge to usher out the summer. The contest would start Friday, July 18th and end 6 weeks later on Friday, August 29th. Weigh in, and reporting of percentage lost, will take place on 6 consecutive Fridays. To figure your percentage of weight lost, please use the following link: <link><BR>ight-loss-percentage.html </link> Your percent lost can be po... Sun, 13 Jul 2014 19:23:10 EST Small Challenges A to Z = H H is the obvious, hair! We are always having it done, colored, coloring it ourselves, getting it cut or sometimes nothing at all (I have seen them). <BR> Here is something you might enjoy reading. <BR> <link><BR>t-for-women-over-50/ </link> <BR> <BR> Please tell me if you like this on a thread, want it, or want it to stop. <BR> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 13:13:05 EST Small Challenges A to Z = G G is for gut or gastrointestinal tract. Sometimes over 50 we begin to not be able to digest everything we used to. There are many factors causing this. One might be the medications you take. I have found probiotics to keep me "regular". <BR> Here is a list of some foods bad for digestion <link>,,205<BR>51987,00.html </link> <BR> Some of us tend toward collecting fat around this area of our body, here are some tips for that! <link> Mon, 7 Jul 2014 10:59:40 EST Inexpensive (And Good!) Makeup I have tried e.l.f. at Target, but they don't have a huge selection. I ran across their website. Their prices are unbelievable! Plus, I have allergies to certain ingredients and I did not find those ingredients in elf. I have paid for samples what they are charging for a full size! <BR> <link> </link> <BR> When I run out of things I will order some, I have already tried some of it and liked it. Tue, 1 Jul 2014 18:52:28 EST July Challenge - Motivation True motivation comes from knowing that you can get past the pain, obstacles and embarrassments. You don’t win all the battles but you learn to struggle and win some of them. <BR> <BR> Over the age of 50 it is a fact that our bodies go through some changes. Hormones plays havoc with some of us and other changes can come about like diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, high blood pressure. The doctors say many of these conditions can be overcome by weight loss. Some of us lost the genetic DN... Sun, 29 Jun 2014 09:28:07 EST Small Challenges A to Z = F F is for feet. If they have given you trouble you know how important foot health really is. <BR> Here are some tips on caring for your feet. <BR> <link><BR>giene-tips/how-to-care-for-your-feet.htm </link> Sat, 31 May 2014 10:49:02 EST June Challenge Throw Out the Negative Self Talk! What comes to mind when you think of June? School's out? Graduation? Beach balls? Camping? Swimsuits...? <BR> <BR> We are over 50 and may never be the size we were as teenagers. Face it and love your body as it is! Purchase a swimsuit that fits, even if it isn't a bikini and get out and live your life! Don't let the state of your body keep you from living your life. <BR> <BR> I found these 10 steps online: <BR> 10 Steps to Loving Your Body (c) <BR> by <... Thu, 29 May 2014 10:34:58 EST Happy Friday Everyone! <BR> My name is Sandy and I am 56. I am down 20 lbs. and have about 60 lbs. to go. I am having a really hard time getting (and staying) motivated. I got into a huge rut mentally and physically through the Winter and just can't seem to get my act together! I have a great massage practice that I love and I want to be in better shape so I can continue for years to come. Looking forward to getting to know you all! <BR> Sandy Fri, 2 May 2014 12:41:01 EST The New Spark, What Are Your Thoughts? I miss the blogs and have posted it on the leaders forum. What do you think? I also miss the huddle. <BR> Thu, 1 May 2014 11:14:40 EST May Challenge This is the Oh-No-It's-Almost-Summer-And-I-Am-Too-Jigg<BR>ly Challenge! <BR> <BR> We can do this! <BR> <BR> 1. Continue to drink your water. <BR> 2. Exercise at least 30 minutes a day 5 days a week. <BR> 3. Eat healthy on whatever plan you have chosen. <BR> 4. Add more leafy greens, they are the BEST! <BR> 5. Add at least one toning exercise for arms, stomach, thighs, problem jiggly parts. <BR> 6. Encourage each team member who replies to this thread by posting on their Sparkpage ever... Thu, 1 May 2014 09:09:33 EST Exercise Makes Your Skin Look Younger! Good Morning America had a segment about this subject this morning. <BR> <link><BR>udy-skin-younger-23359172 </link> <BR> So no need for us to get botox or plastic surgery! Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:28:13 EST 146 Reasons Why Sugar Is Bad For You I am trying to kick the sugar habit! Who wants to join me? <BR> <BR> This list is eye opening with credentials at the end! <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <em>76</em> <em>473</em> <em>475</em> <em>494</em> <em>495</em> Tue, 8 Apr 2014 12:53:32 EST What beauty tips for daughters I always told my girls to make sure they use sunscreen What piece of advice did you give to your daughters. Sat, 5 Apr 2014 08:34:12 EST April Challenge They say April showers bring May flowers. Shower your body with plenty of water and veggies, it will benefit you for the best! <BR> Eat fiber! <BR> High fiber foods: <BR> Carrots, sweet potatoes, avocados, whole wheat, quinoa, oats, barley, peppers, bananas, berries of all types, etc. Even seeds and nuts have fiber, but take it easy on the nuts, they are also high in fats. Do I need to mention your colon???? <BR> On that note, some fats are good for you and some bad. Eat the good ones, nu... Tue, 1 Apr 2014 14:17:10 EST Are you eating enough fiber? I have been eating more fiber and finding the benefits of vegetables, whole grains and fruit (again). <BR> If you are interested there is a site called Full Plate Living that touts the benefits of eating fiber in your diet and the benefits to your health. I, for one, believe it! <BR> Maybe you are interested? <BR> <link> </link> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 13:35:28 EST Small Challenges A to Z = E E is for Ears. This is another thing we need to take care of for optimum health. <BR> I thought this article might interest you. <BR> <link><BR>ow-to-take-care-of-your-ears/ </link> <BR> <em>276</em> <em>335</em> <em>530</em> <em>226</em> <em>100</em> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 12:26:11 EST Mondays don't have to be bad! This is just a fun thing to read. You CAN like every day of the week! <BR> <link><BR>have-to-be-a-bad-thing/ </link> <BR> <em>211</em> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 14:18:30 EST CollageVideo going out of business sale Collage Video is a great site for buying workout DVD's, but unfortunately they are going out of business. They are having a sale, 30 to 70% off of their remaining stock so its a good time to buy a new workout or two (or more) while the prices are low. <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> I am really sad to see them go, I've been a loyal customer for the past two years. I guess they just couldn't compete with Amazon. <BR> <em>39</em> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 08:58:51 EST Small Challenges A to Z = D D stands for Dermis, the layer of skin just under the epidermis (the part we see). One important factor for good skin health is drinking plenty of pure water and eating right... as usual. <BR> Not smoking is really important! Studies have shown that smokers wrinkle faster than others and their skin looks dull. <BR> Here is an article on skin in general and the dermis is included. <BR> <link><BR>s/174-the-science-of-the-dermis#treat </link> <BR> Enjoy!... Mon, 10 Mar 2014 16:08:31 EST Small Challenges A to Z = C Cells make up our bodies. At the cellular level, it is said we need to keep our bodies more alkaline for optimum health. What foods have alkalinity? Vegetables and fruit! Especially greens. <BR> So eat your veggies to get healthier! <BR> Here is a link about Ph balance (alkaline to acid). The article includes links to what foods are alkaline and what acidic. <BR> <link><BR>ffect-Your-Energy-Levels&id=4670 </link> <BR> <em>274</em> <em>45</em> ... Wed, 5 Mar 2014 13:58:38 EST Post your personal March goal here! This month we will shake things up by posting our own goals. Please remember to encourage each member of this challenge by posting something on their page every week. Your post in this thread means that you are part of the challenge. <BR> <BR> My personal goals: <BR> 1. Keep exercising 30 minutes a day, 6 days a week and more when I can. <BR> 2. Keep drinking my water. <BR> 3. I am going vegetarian. <BR> 4. I am going to drink fresh juices every morning with greens included. <BR> 5. I am ... Mon, 3 Mar 2014 13:11:19 EST Tell Us One Thing We Didn't Know About You I will start by telling you that I have hiked, backpacked and repelled off cliffs when I was in my 20s. I couldn't go that today! Sat, 8 Feb 2014 12:45:53 EST Small Challenges A to Z = B B is for Brain health <BR> <BR> I have read studies that people do not lose their brain matter as they age if they keep their minds active and keep learning. One way to do this is to play games and "brain teasers". <BR> <BR> Exercise your brain along with your body! <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Thu, 6 Feb 2014 09:10:52 EST Setting up Your Beauty Spot I've been having fun playing around with my new make up. <BR> <BR> Now I'm trying to figure out how to organize and set up my make up area . . . . <BR> How do you have your make up area set up??? <BR> <BR> <BR> I'm having fun. I've stripped all the stuff (red/gold decore is gone) from my bathroom and am trying to figure out what to do with it next. Wed, 5 Feb 2014 15:06:34 EST It's February & I've got to.... by summer!!!! Summer will be here before we know it and that means shorts, swimsuits, etc! <BR> <BR> What areas of your body do you need to work on? <BR> <BR> Arms? <BR> Thighs? <BR> Derriere? <BR> Chin? <BR> Waist? <BR> ALL of your body? <BR> <BR> Let's do exercises for these areas this month along with our regular cardio routine. <BR> <BR> You don't need a gym membership, there are books and DVD's to work on these problem areas. <BR> <BR> Let's also make a pledge to encourage each other each week by... Tue, 4 Feb 2014 15:34:27 EST Small Challenges A to Z = A How to get sexy arms. I am sure these are on Sparkpeople too! <BR> <link><BR>workout-0 </link> <BR> <em>344</em> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 15:05:06 EST Game time! Beauty products A-Z Start with A and then next person B, etc. It can be a brand or a product itself. <BR> <BR> I will start with A - Aveda Sun, 12 Jan 2014 19:56:04 EST Question of the Day What is your favorite brand of facial moisturizer? Fri, 10 Jan 2014 11:56:24 EST your favorite beauty products <BR> <BR> would you all mind sharing? I am always interested in trying something new and well loved. <BR> <BR> Fri, 3 Jan 2014 14:06:52 EST I need help de-frumping! And I'd like to hear some of your ideas <BR> <BR> I just replaced all of my make up . . . . but haven't played with it yet. I realized I don't know what to do . . . . <BR> <BR> Since I retired, I don't 'dress up' . . . .partly because I had to dress up for too many years and I'm tired of it. Plus, I work around the house and outdoors a lot, so I'm usually in a pair of comfy casual pants and a t-shirt. I'm good with that. <BR> <BR> However, I'm just feeling frumpy. So, I've set some go... Thu, 2 Jan 2014 17:52:46 EST 2014 Chat, A New You! I know that a cold front has gripped a great part of the country. We can still get our workouts in. <BR> <BR> I'll bet the gyms are full today! <BR> <BR> I am still shopping for comforters. Will let you know when I find that perfect one online. The stores just don't have what I want. <BR> <BR> Have a great day! <BR> <BR> Thu, 2 Jan 2014 11:18:50 EST New Year New You January 2014 Challenge What do you want to accomplish this month? What will it take to get you there? <BR> What do you want to accomplish this year? ... <BR> <BR> My challenge to you (and me) is: <BR> 1. Exercise at least 30 minutes a day at least 5 days a week. <BR> 2. Remember to drink 8 glasses of water each day. <BR> 3. Use the Nutrition Log that Sparkpeople provides every day. <BR> 4. Take time for prayer or meditation daily even 10 minutes is rejuvenating. <BR> 5. Work something new into your exercise routi... Mon, 30 Dec 2013 09:14:21 EST Dress to Flatter How to Dress to Flatter Body Type <BR> By Emma Riley Sutton <BR> <BR> <BR> All women are beautiful, not just those picture-perfect models, actresses and singers on the cover magazines. One of the reasons all women are beautiful is because they all come in different shapes and sizes. Not one woman is exactly like another; each woman is unique and special. Despite this, most women want to look their best. One way to do this is dress in a manner that will make your specific shape and size loo... Fri, 27 Dec 2013 17:48:41 EST Makeup Tips for Over 50 This is a good site! <BR> <link><BR>ips-For-Mature-Women.html </link> <BR> <BR> (although I disagree with the liquid foundation... I use mineral makeup and it does not go into my "creases") Fri, 27 Dec 2013 17:38:22 EST Hello everyone <em>524</em> My name is Pixie. I just joined the team this evening and I look forward to participating. I am 52 years old, and mom to two grown sons (28 and 29 years old.) I am a vegetarian and I enjoy working out. (Yes, I really do enjoy it, lol.) My favorite workout is DDP Yoga but I also like step aerobics, Pilates, kettlebell and walking. I collect workout DVD's. Looking forward to being part of this team! Thu, 26 Dec 2013 20:20:08 EST Is Sugar Bad For You? Or Addictive? ...Well it is bad for diabetics, but we can have a little. <BR> I have a theory that so many people get sick during this time of year because we eat more sugar treats... and I have read that sugar in abundance depletes your B and C vitamins. <BR> <BR> Here is a Web MD article you might find interesting on if we can be addicted to sugar. <BR> <link><BR>health-effects-of-sugar </link> <BR> <em>442</em> <em>443</em> <em>442</em> <em>443</em> ... Fri, 20 Dec 2013 11:39:34 EST No No has anyone tried the hair removal "tool" No No for hair removal? I'm considering buying it but would like some feedback. Thanks! Sat, 7 Dec 2013 18:53:34 EST Not Just Another December! If we do the same thing every day, every week and every year, we get the same results. <BR> <BR> This December, I plan to skip the fat and calorie laden foods and eat the healthy ones at events and parties. <em>190</em> <BR> <BR> This December, I will exercise every day, with the exception of Christmas Day, even if it is only for 10 minutes! <em>311</em> <BR> <BR> This December, I will drink 8 glasses of water every day. <em>274</em> <BR> <BR> This December, I will look in the mi... Sun, 1 Dec 2013 18:26:22 EST DON'T Dress Your Age, Have Your Own Style! This inspired me, what do you think of it? <BR> <BR> <link><BR>-six-inspiring-women-say-no-to-drab/ </link> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 10:48:33 EST Surrounding yourself with beauty and style I love beautiful houses and looking a magazines that show beautiful rooms. <BR> <BR> What are your favorite things in your décor or someone else's décor? <BR> <BR> Here is a link you might like. <link> </link> <BR> <BR> I kind of like the French country style. I also like just a simple country style too. <BR> <BR> What is your style? Sun, 17 Nov 2013 19:15:23 EST I will be active today by _______. Fill in what you will do today for exercise or sport. <BR> <BR> I will start with <BR> <BR> treadmill 30 minutes. <em>231</em> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 09:01:16 EST Natural Beauty Tips for Over 50 From WebMD Thought you might like some reading today... not long. <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>r-50-natural-beauty-tips </link> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 11:36:35 EST How can this team be better? I want to meet your needs. Let me know what you would like to see... <BR> <BR> Thanks. Sat, 9 Nov 2013 09:25:28 EST October Team Leaders! Congratulations to Diannemt for the Highest on the team in Sparkpoints! <BR> <BR> Congratulations to Nanaloves2camp for the Highest on the team in Fitness minutes! <BR> <BR> <em>380</em> <em>250</em> <em>242</em> <em>345</em> <em>243</em> Sun, 3 Nov 2013 08:50:51 EST See why we have ridiculous standards of beauty... this is short, but worth a look! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>absolutely-ridiculous-standard-of-beau<BR>ty-in-just-37-seconds </link> Fri, 1 Nov 2013 12:27:13 EST November Physical And Emotional Health Challenge Let's first of all be thankful for another chance to become our better selves! <BR> <em>426</em> <BR> In America, for most of us, our cup overflows with blessings.! <BR> <BR> Is there some food that triggers you to binge? This November, let's do our best to avoid those triggers. White sugar and white flour are two of the biggest triggers to make us eat more. Can we cut those out of our lives? <BR> <BR> Then there are emotional triggers! Your loved ones certainly know which buttons... Fri, 1 Nov 2013 10:10:23 EST Thinning hair? Does anyone have this problem or is it just me?? Now that I am older my hair is thinning ALOT. After shampooing I lose globs of it; when I brush it too. Perhaps I will go bald soon? Any suggestions?? Fri, 11 Oct 2013 13:04:56 EST Having Sleep Problems? This Could Be The Reason! I thought this article might interest you. I know so many women who are having problems sleeping. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>omnia-foods-that-cause-insomnia </link> Tue, 1 Oct 2013 10:09:49 EST October Challenge - Press In <em>386</em> If you think you cannot go another step, take another step. If you think you cannot drink another glass of water, drink another sip. <BR> <BR> If you find it is hard to get going here are some tips for October: <BR> <BR> 1. Walk for 5 minutes. If that feels good, keep walking. <BR> 2. If you feel like reaching for the sugar, ice cream or chocolate... do 5 squats instead <BR> 3. If you feel like reaching for the chips, macaroni and cheese, or other fatty food... do 5 pu... Sun, 29 Sep 2013 16:22:50 EST What makes you feel beautiful? Putting on my makeup first thing in the morning makes me feel beautiful. So does losing weight. Seems others are noticing too! I had a man who regularly walks the mall tell me that I was "a very attractive lady." Kind of made me cautious since he also asked if I was married. Imagine! Anyhow, it was nice to receive a compliment. Fri, 27 Sep 2013 16:53:46 EST Hello I just turned 50 and I'm hoping to find some kindred spirits on this page. I find that this is a pivotal time to come to terms with how I want to look and feel for the rest of my life. I have friends who are old before their time and others that feel and look better than when I first knew them 20 years ago. We all know women who are fit and trim, with eyes that sparkle and an enthusiasm for life that is inspiring. I want to follow their lead! Would you like to join me on this quest? <BR>... Thu, 26 Sep 2013 11:12:13 EST Are you authentically beautiful? <link><BR>are-you-authentically-beautiful </link> Sun, 8 Sep 2013 19:08:43 EST Do you have a Favorite food Tracking App ? I've been using an app called " Lose It ". I absolutely love it !! This is the best mobile app I have found. It's really helped me to keep accurate track of everything I eat. You can look up food, scan your store bought food(s), create your home recipes & save it under "my Foods" to use again, look up foods that you buy from your grocery store and more ! I am freaking ecstatic about this app. Go into the App Store ( it's free), look for a yellow scale icon and download it. Awesome, awesome... Mon, 2 Sep 2013 17:46:42 EST September Three Months To Christmas Challenge! Now that we discovered what is holding us back in life, let's get down to business of health in September! <BR> <BR> Do you usually go to parties in December? We do! Do you want to look fabulous in your Christmas time clothes? I sure do! <BR> <BR> Here is the Challenge: <BR> 1. If you exercise 5 days a week for at least 30 minutes a day, keep it up! If you don't, aim for that. <BR> 2. If you eat healthy, continue! If you have something you can't seem to quit eating, potato chips, choc... Mon, 2 Sep 2013 10:13:33 EST Sliding into my 60's with style Im in the process of moving to a shore home that was always a second home for me. Daughters are grown and moving out on their own - and Im a Jersey shore gal - and love the shore. I lost most of the house in Hurricane Sandy - and its finally rebuilt - so its like a fresh new start that Im really looking forward to. <BR> <BR> So now - cleaning out my clothes closet and realize just how many clothes I own that I havent worn in a long time. I retired 2 years ago - so have gotten rid of most... Wed, 28 Aug 2013 08:34:18 EST I want the last years to be as fun as the rest And man-hunting at 67 is a challenge. However, I must lose 50#. Is this even possible at this age? It used to be so easy. Sun, 25 Aug 2013 12:26:38 EST Birch Box I just rec'vd my first Birchbox in the mail this week. I think I'm going to enjoy this subscription. <BR> Anyone else on here subscribe to Birchbox or any other beauty box subscriptions? Sat, 24 Aug 2013 15:09:16 EST The Sexiest Women Over 50! Here you go! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>Over+50 </link> Sat, 17 Aug 2013 10:31:55 EST Dressing for your body shape By this age most of us know how to dress for our shape, especially if we have been overweight a while. But we might need a refresher course if we fall victim to what's currently in the stores... <BR> Check this out! <BR> <link><BR>r-body-shape.html </link> <BR> <BR> I know I have to remind myself because recently I bought something that was all wrong for me. Now it is just hanging in my closet. Tue, 13 Aug 2013 10:08:59 EST Overcoming Depression I thought a few of us might like to read this link. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>tips.htm </link> Sat, 3 Aug 2013 12:57:02 EST Experiences with aging parents We are having a difficult time with my husband's parents. My parents are gone and they were not a bother, at all. DHs parents are not the people I used to know. Long story! <BR> <BR> What are your experiences with difficult aging parents? Fri, 2 Aug 2013 10:35:01 EST August Life Challenge - Getting REAL What is holding us back from achieving our goals in life? It is NEVER too late to improve any area of your life. <BR> <BR> The month of August let's work on finding out what is holding us back. Is it a traumatic childhood? ... laziness? ... what causes the laziness? Maybe you just don't feel good. Maybe you're depressed. Maybe you are going through some things in life. We all will constantly have drama and trials in life. <BR> <BR> Let's find our TRUTH and decide to overcome the t... Wed, 31 Jul 2013 10:37:12 EST Starting Over at 51 Am going through a divorce for the last 9 months and have gained quite a bit of weight. I need to lose 40+ lbs but lack the motivation to do it. Thought maybe joining SparkPeople might help me get started. Look forward to reading all about everyone's success stories. Maybe I'll have one soon! Tue, 30 Jul 2013 22:26:03 EST What type of beauty are you quiz! Thought this would be fun to try. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>reyouquiz/ </link> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 09:28:20 EST Have you had teeth whitening? What is it like? The dentist said that they would make a mold for upper and lower and I do it at home? Who has done this? Spill the beans... <BR> <BR> <em>211</em> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 10:11:55 EST Have Fibromyalgia? Read this blog! I discovered this blog on Spark. It might help some of you. <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5431115 </link> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 09:59:08 EST Tipping at beauty salons I know that there are resources online that spell out guidelines for tipping your hair dresser, etc., but I wanted to get the opinions of my Over 50 Beauties :-) When I go for my pedicure, I tip 20%. When I go to get my hair done I tip anywhere from 15 to 20%. When I get my facial done, I'm not sure if I should tip as the woman doing the facial owns the shop. The same thing with a newly opened massage salon I'll be taking full advantage of on the 25th. <BR> <BR> Do you ladies tip the own... Fri, 19 Jul 2013 10:01:48 EST Natural Looks For Older Women Thought you might like this link. <link><BR>l-look-for-older-women </link> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 10:04:41 EST I would like to share this with you <link><BR>ome </link> Fri, 12 Jul 2013 14:22:22 EST Have You Tried Those False Tab Eyelashes? I don't know what you call them, but the lashes are put on individually. Ladies at my church are having it done. They look good, but I don't want to try it. Fri, 12 Jul 2013 09:47:23 EST How Important Are Your Looks To You? It is getting less important to me as I get older. I wear makeup going anywhere outside the house, though! I used to wear makeup even when going no where because I wanted to look good for my husband. I finally realized I have good skin and it needs to breathe occasionally. Plus, dh actually likes the no makeup! Who knew? <BR> My only thing is my weight, but he told me last week that I definitely am NOT FAT! ...and to quit saying that! <BR> Well, nice of him to say, but I am overweight an... Thu, 11 Jul 2013 13:03:04 EST What is your favorite hobby? Mine is beading. <BR> <BR> I used to macramé, many years ago, thinking of taking it up again. Wed, 10 Jul 2013 09:59:37 EST July Food Challenge What do you eat? Are you on the Atkins diet? Low Fat? SparkPeople Diet? <BR> <BR> Whatever your eating plan is let's keep with it this month, whether on vacation or family reunions or going out to eat. I have discovered it is possible to stick with it, with preparation. <BR> <BR> AND, most important, encourage your team members who join this Challenge by a weekly goodie or visit to their page! <BR> <BR> Who is with me? <BR> <BR> I am on a kidney and adrenal gland diet which means lo... Mon, 1 Jul 2013 10:41:00 EST Changes on Sparkpeople To keep you in the loop, here is an article about changes on Sparkpeople. <BR> <link><BR>st=simplified_sparkpoints_and_more_of_<BR>them </link> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 14:49:53 EST The No-NO hair remover I am looking for feed back on the NO-NO hair remover. Has anyone bought one and does it do what it advertises it does. <BR> <BR> I have to go to the electrolysis regularly and would love to find a cheaper method. <BR> <BR> Mom's in the home and they shave her face everyday to keep it down. I am not going to the home, hospital or undertaker with a beard!!!!!!!! Mon, 24 Jun 2013 14:17:42 EST Anti-Aging Tips <link><BR>-beauty-tips/@center/144791/healthy-ev<BR>ery-age#134493 </link> <BR> <BR> Another share from Sharon. <BR> Comments? <BR> Linda Fri, 21 Jun 2013 10:09:13 EST Full Plate Living Sharon shared this on another team. They have a free ebook download. I like their concept. <BR> <link> </link> <BR> Let me know what you think! <BR> Linda Fri, 21 Jun 2013 10:00:43 EST Avoid Being Photographed? Read this! I found a blog that might just change your mind. <BR> <link><BR>ing-too-fat-to-be-photographed/ </link> <BR> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 09:23:00 EST Fun: What's your animal personality type? If you have had the Briggs-Myers personality test, this will be easy. <BR> <link><BR>ur-animal-personality-type </link> <BR> I am a dolphin. <BR> <em>30</em> Mon, 3 Jun 2013 08:53:53 EST Great link regarding menopause and hot flashes <link><BR>/menopause/the-wrong-kind-of-hot/ </link> Mon, 3 Jun 2013 08:21:06 EST Why Did You Join Us? Just wondering if we are fulfilling your needs for this Beauty Over 50 team? What would you like to see us cover? <BR> Sun, 2 Jun 2013 09:26:47 EST June Workout Challenge June is summer and time for shorts and bathing suits! If you don't feel comfortable wearing these articles of clothing it is time to up our workout! <BR> <BR> For this month, push yourself a bit harder. Add 10 extra minutes to your exercise routine. <BR> <BR> Post for the month of June I will add _______________ to my exercise routine. <BR> <BR> Don't forget to encourage your teammates that join in on the challenge! <BR> <BR> I will add 10 minutes to my treadmill or walking exercise rou... Sat, 1 Jun 2013 18:02:06 EST Wonderful Food Product Have you tried Kim's Magic Pop? I saw some at the store this week and picked up a couple of packages, cheese flavor and garlic flavor. <BR> They are the size of tortillas and have 15 calories, 25 mg salt, 3 carbs. everything else is ZERO! They are made from unbleached wheat flour, brown rice, and flavors with water and salt. Amazing product! The back of the package says these have been enjoyed for years in Korea. <BR> I am happy to have made this discovery and hope my grocer keeps sellin... Thu, 30 May 2013 10:12:33 EST Why You Should See A Dermatologist This blog might be of interest! <BR> <link><BR>matologist-362231.html </link> Wed, 29 May 2013 10:45:05 EST Barbara Eden, 78, Wears I Dream of Jeannie Costume Barbara Eden, 78, Wears I Dream of Jeannie Costume at Life Ball With Bill Clinton: Picture <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ws/barbara-eden-78-wears-i-dream-of-je<BR>annie-costume-at-life-ball-with-bill-c<BR>linton-picture-2013265 </link> Mon, 27 May 2013 15:56:07 EST Useful Links ~* ENVIRONMENTAL WORKING GROUP *~ <BR> ****** The Power of Information ****** <BR> <em>434</em> <link> </link> <em>436</em> <BR> <BR> Here is the cosmetics section: <BR> <em>204</em> <link> </link> <em>202</em> <BR> <BR> Lets be our most beautiful, without making ourselves sick or rashy :-) <BR> <BR> * Note this site is HUGE. It will take a bit to navigate it's many resources. Sun, 26 May 2013 14:39:59 EST Health Benefits of Cherries I love cherries and am delighted to see them in the grocery now! Thought you might find this article interesting. <BR> <link><BR>0-health-benefits-of-cherries-a-true-s<BR>uperfruit/#.UaIHAioo6Uk </link> Sun, 26 May 2013 09:01:47 EST Another Beauty Quiz <link><BR>-beauty-icon-are-you </link> Tue, 21 May 2013 10:21:00 EST Fun Fashion Quiz <link><BR>-you-have-your-own-sense-of-style.php </link> Tue, 21 May 2013 10:03:59 EST Is 50+ too old for... Blue nail polish? <BR> I got an idea in my head that I wanted some nail polish the color of a Tiffany box. I'm trying a few different ones, haven't found the perfect color yet, but having fun with it. I have only painted my toes with it, so far, but I go to yoga 5-6 days a week, so it's visible to the semi-public. <BR> How about blue mascara? I loved it in high school, but I'm a little wary of using it now. I don't want to look clownish. <BR> Are there other "looks" we have to give up after 5... Thu, 16 May 2013 07:05:04 EST Eyebrow enhancement I've recently noticed my eyebrows thinning and fading, so I've been using brown eyeliner pencil on them. There must be a better product out there & I'd love a recommendation if anyone has a favorite. <BR> Thanks, and have a beautiful day! <BR> <em>87</em> Sadaparibhuta Wed, 15 May 2013 07:17:07 EST What is your 'anti-aging' beauty/health defense? Do you have any secrets or do you do anything special to help guard against looking 'old' or to preserve your health or beauty? <BR> <BR> For example, many years ago, I knew an 86 year old woman who would put a drop of honey in her eyes every morning. Another lady I knew would NEVER whistle or laugh - because she did not want those "dreadful lines" to form around her mouth. <BR> <BR> What are your beauty secrets that you do (or don't do) to keep from looking 'old' or to preserve your heal... Sat, 11 May 2013 20:15:06 EST Budget Conscious Fashion for Our Age Thought you might enjoy this article. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>/fashion-advice-older-women/ </link> Wed, 8 May 2013 09:22:29 EST May Challenge I know the saying is "April showers bring May flowers", but in my part of the world we have the most rain in May. <BR> <BR> Let's let the rain cleanse us physically, emotionally and spiritually. We each have all three dwelling in our body. <BR> <BR> Do you have physical issues? We are all trying to lose weight and be healthy on Sparkpeople. We know what to do. What is holding us back? <BR> <BR> Maybe something is keeping our emotions out of control. What can we do to remedy that situa... Wed, 1 May 2013 09:57:30 EST How you see yourself I have liked what Dove has been doing for several years now and I use their products! <BR> This is very important for all women to watch. <BR> <link><BR>ty-sketches/ </link> Wed, 17 Apr 2013 18:16:40 EST new SP Username I've been thinking about changing my Spark username for a few months now. Chalk it up to mid-life crisis - or the glass of wine I'm enjoying - or the fact that I just watched the Monkees video in the link below. Whatever the reason, I'm changing my SP username to SweetYoungThing. I'm 53 - kinda "tough-in-cheek" but it makes me chuckle and I'm going with it. I thought I'd let people know so they weren't wondering who the "young" gray-haired lady was that was leaving messages on the team bo... Thu, 4 Apr 2013 12:55:52 EST April Challenge It is April 1 and we are no fools because we have chosen to embrace a healthy life! <BR> <BR> What is your challenge, personally? Work on THAT this month, physical, emotional, etc. <BR> <BR> Also, we are a "Beauty" team, after all, so I am adding to incorporate a new beauty regimen into your daily, weekly or monthly routine. How about a weekly facial? A visit to a massage therapist? A manicure? Pedicure? <BR> <BR> 1. Drink your water <BR> 2. Continue to eat the "diet" you have chosen.... Mon, 1 Apr 2013 09:08:20 EST Maintenance mind games Hey everyone, <BR> <BR> I am 58 3/4 (59 this summer) and I reached my weight goal in February. I am delighted to be at my goal weight, it was a long journey and I know I couldn't have done it without Sparkpeople. I still track my food religiously every day as well as my exercise. It has become as ingrained as brushing my teeth which is great! But, I still find myself fretting and worrying about gaining weight and scrimping on calories when I don't need to! I know that sounds lame but it... Fri, 29 Mar 2013 21:29:46 EST Another FOOD holiday! Easter is reason to celebrate, for Christ is Risen! <BR> <BR> But it is also another reason to eat rich food. The Easter ham, chocolate bunnies, candy, challah bread (for those who celebrate passover). <BR> <BR> Let's try to make it a healthy feast this year! <BR> Linda Wed, 27 Mar 2013 14:30:18 EST Taking care of ourselves Good advice we should all follow! <BR><BR>or-your-lamp/?cm_ Sun, 24 Mar 2013 20:05:52 EST Hormones and age I have always believed that menopause was a natural part of life. Seems the medical community has for years treated it as a disease. I never took artificial hormones and went through the hot flashes for years. I used a natural cream. <BR> My doctor tells me that even though I no longer produce estrogen, it is not necessary. What are your thoughts? <BR> Here is an article you might like <BR> <link><BR>ormones-and-menopause </link> Sat, 23 Mar 2013 11:25:23 EST Flax Seed Omega 3 Supplements I'll apologize in advance if this is too personal a question for anyone. Here's the problem: I used to take Fish oil supplements for my Omega 3 but have switched over to Flax. I'm so glad to get away from the repeating taste of fish after taking them but I noticed my urine has a very strong, "funny" smell to it and is very yellow, even when I know I'm drinking enough water. <BR> <BR> Has anyone else had this reaction to flax seed omega supplements? The bottle says they expire January 201... Thu, 21 Mar 2013 03:11:35 EST Why is losing weight harder over 60? I am having an especially hard time losing weight and I thought if others of you are too, here are some interesting articles from <BR> <BR> <link><BR>-losing-weight-after/ </link> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>sing-weight-over-age-60/ </link> <BR> <BR> For me, I think incorporating weight training could be the key, I am doing everything else right. I will keep you posted. There is a rec center close to me... Tue, 19 Mar 2013 10:18:55 EST 10-ways-to-look- -and-feel-better Now that is almost Spring, I am ready for a new fresh look...I want to look & feel better. Do you? <BR> <BR> for more information: <link><BR>ty/10-ways-to-look-and-feel-better </link> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 09:58:30 EST Great website I found yesterday This may have already been shared on this team. Sorry if it's a repeat but they do have lots of info for Vibrant women <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 06:25:32 EST How to Develop a Signature Style Saw this and thought some of you might find this interesting. <BR> <BR> How to Develop a Signature Style <BR> <BR> Anna Wintour has her dark sunglasses, Donatella Versace has corn-blonde hair and Phillip Bloch is never seen without his Kangol cap. Learn from these style arbiters and find your signature statement to help personalize your look. <BR> <BR> Here's How: <BR> 1. Take a serious assessment of your overall current style, deciding if you are traditional, modern, fashion-forwar... Mon, 11 Mar 2013 08:55:23 EST 50# in 2013 no more excusses im ready to lose these 50# and it begin today Fri, 8 Mar 2013 08:59:31 EST Juicing! I plan to juice for one meal during the rest of the month. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts on juicing? I pulled out my Jack LaLane Juicer and dusted it off and am starting at lunch today! May not be the best, but that is the one I have. <BR> <BR> For inspiration there are several sites. <link> </link> <BR> <link><BR>.html </link> <BR> <link> </link> (I have one of her books too! Need to ... Mon, 4 Mar 2013 12:37:27 EST March Challenge They say March is in like a lion and out like a lamb. <BR> <BR> This month's challenge is personal. <BR> <BR> What do you want to accomplish this month? Weight loss? Health goal? Personal goal? <BR> <BR> I want to lose weight, but my body is rebelling. So this month I will concentrate on health. For me that is eating low sodium, more fruits and veggies and less sweets. I have a personal goal to start my business this month in Graphic Design. <BR> <BR> What do you want to accomplis... Sat, 2 Mar 2013 10:45:00 EST Over 50 and thankful Ok, Yesterday being one of my first full days was very successful so I am feeling pretty good about the diet today. It definitely gets my attention. I actually started this diet because my dear friend Crystal came for a 'relaxation visit' to my home. She lives about 4 hours away and attends a sister Church in Sterling, IL. Sometimes she and I like to get together and worship, visit and relax. But back to the topic... Crystal has started a diet program which is directed by a physician. I am pr... Thu, 21 Feb 2013 09:44:53 EST Letting the gray hair grow Im a silver sister.......................... yes Ive been "dye free" for about 4 years. My hair is still salt and pepper but more salt./ <BR> <BR> Do I look old? <BR> Do I look outdated? <BR> Are people calling me Grandma? <BR> <BR> NOPE- I changed my makeup - try to dress in fashion - keep my shape up as best I can and most everyone loves the natural gray ( which is beoming white). I got tired of touchups every 5 weeks........... and that ugly skunk look when I let it go too long. ... Tue, 19 Feb 2013 08:40:41 EST What to Wear and What Not to Wear I know this is old territory, but it's become meaningful for me again, What is appropriate, flattering and fashionable at this age for someone with middle age "splodge" and a few fine wrinkles? <BR> I know the rules and I know what lines work best on my body. For me princess seams have always made me look good. I come from a fashion industry background and was very fashion forward back in the day. But what about handling now? I hate to admit this in public but I am going to a 40th high... Mon, 18 Feb 2013 18:28:16 EST 2013 my time hi my name is cyndi im 56 yrs old im married to my best friend i have 2 children and 2 grandchildren i like to read i have alot of medical problems and i know by losing weight and changing my life style i will live a longer and happier life and beable to spend the time with the grandchildren Thu, 14 Feb 2013 08:40:33 EST Over 50 and who are you? Thoughts on being over 50. Will you join the conversation? <BR> I have discovered that what I thought was so important in my younger years isn't really so important after all. <BR> What is important in life is people and love in your life. Not what you look like, or how much you weigh. <BR> You should work to be healthy and to look your best, but don't make it an all-consuming goal. <BR> Take time to get to know others and your life will be richer. <BR> Have new experiences. Mon, 11 Feb 2013 10:42:58 EST Hi, New Members! First, welcome to the team. Second, if your page is set to private, we can't send you goodies and welcome you personally. I know that nowadays, you can't be sure of online people, but I have never had any problems of identity theft from Sparkpeople. <BR> The accounts that are not set to private have a better chance of succeeding because we can encourage you and "friend" you more easily. <BR> Of course, the choice is yours and we will still encourage you the best we can. <BR> <BR> That be... Sat, 2 Feb 2013 11:28:26 EST February Valentine Challenge Valentines represent hearts and heart disease is the biggest killer of women! <BR> <BR> So this month let's take care of our heart. You already know how. <BR> <BR> 1. Eat lots of veggies and fruit, at least 5 servings a day. <BR> <BR> 2. Drink lots of water, at least 8 8 oz. glasses a day. <BR> <BR> 3. Get your cardiovascular exercise, at least 20 minutes 5 days a week. <BR> <BR> 4. Tell people you love them. For example, you can encourage the team members who join this challenge eac... Fri, 1 Feb 2013 09:20:37 EST Anyone using Beauty Balm? Does it make a difference? <BR> Are the moderately-priced ones any good? <BR> Thanks! <BR> <em>87</em> Sadaparibhuta Thu, 24 Jan 2013 12:30:32 EST Hairstyles for thinning hair <link><BR>thin-hair.html </link> <BR> <BR> Those of us with fine thin hair might want to start a discussion on the subject. Tue, 22 Jan 2013 09:28:53 EST Makeup tips for Over 50 - Here we go again! <link><BR>eup_tips_for_older_women.htm </link> <BR> <BR> Thought you might like the reading. I found some useful tips! Wed, 16 Jan 2013 18:27:32 EST A hard day at work Today was one of those days when I really wish I could work for myself, preferably at home. Does anybody have any ideas? I am looking into selling on Amazon or something. Fri, 11 Jan 2013 18:17:33 EST Home facials or salon/spa facials? Does anyone have a favorite product or products for doing facials at home? Or is it really better to go to the day spa? <BR> I had a professional facial only once, which was luxurious, but for the price I probably could have bought enough "stuff" to do a home facial five times...although I haven't done a home facial since high school sleepovers, so we're talking, approximately, the renaissance. haha <BR> Have a beautiful weekend! <BR> <em>87</em> Sadaparibhuta <BR> Fri, 11 Jan 2013 14:17:56 EST BareMinerals I love the BareMinerals line. I use it for skincare products as well as their makeup products. The Makeup is good for your skin too since its just natural minerals. I started using it about eight years ago and love it! Fri, 11 Jan 2013 12:31:34 EST Turning 50 in 8 days! Hi everyone! I'm Nancy. I am starting sparkpeople again after a false start last spring and now 20 pounds heavier. Imagine where I would be right now if I had stuck with it to begin with. Oh well, I am here now. I am trying to make small steps and not get overwhelmed. On that note I decided to find just one team to join and focus least to begin with..and ladies this is it! I just love the idea of beauty AND fitness and health. It really all goes together. I love talking abou... Wed, 9 Jan 2013 22:08:49 EST January 2013 Challenge We are continuing our Monthly Challenge. <BR> <BR> You can set your own goals. <BR> <BR> How much weight do you want to lose this month? <BR> <BR> Maybe you have lost all the weight you need, do you plan to maintain your weight? <BR> <BR> How's your health? Do you plan to improve your health? <BR> <BR> How much exercise will you do? <BR> <BR> Will you drink your 8 glasses of water every day? <BR> <BR> Will you use Sparkpeople's Nutrition calculator? <BR> <BR> Will you post your resul... Mon, 31 Dec 2012 09:07:43 EST 2013 Chat, What's New Today? It is a day early, but this will be our new Chat Thread. <BR> Linda <BR> Mon, 31 Dec 2012 09:01:49 EST Do You Make New Year's Resolutions? I generally don't make resolutions, but goals. <BR> <BR> This year I have one, I want to go to church more often. <BR> <BR> How about you? <BR> Linda Mon, 31 Dec 2012 09:00:31 EST A Beautiful Day <BR> A friend sent this to me and I really enjoyed it. <BR> <BR> It's about 10 minutes and has some of the most beautiful time lapse nature photography. <BR> And a wonderful message too. <BR> <BR><BR>MoiEkyuQ&vq=mediumm Wed, 12 Dec 2012 20:06:38 EST Energize63 Hi everyone I don't know where to begin except I need help. A year ago I had a total knee replacement with complications of not healing properly. Thru various Drs. they concluded it was a pinched nerve in my back. So 16 days ago I had back surgery. So far the leg is still shaking.( I know give it time). <BR> Meanwhile I gained 20# from the knee surgery and another 20# overnight in the hospital. How can that happen? <BR> <BR> I need to get my eating habit under control. At least that... Sat, 8 Dec 2012 08:26:06 EST December Challenge - Maintain 'Tis the season for parties, homemade goodies and overeating. <BR> <BR> Are you with me to not gain any weight in December and to keep up the exercise? <BR> <BR> Who is in? <BR> Linda Sun, 2 Dec 2012 20:57:01 EST How Is Your Health Plan Going? Would you like to check in every day with what you are doing right and wrong on the plan you have picked for yourself? <BR> <BR> I have been exercising every day and it is paying off. I gained two recently but lost them plus 1/2 pound. So I am ahead. <BR> <BR> I am eating low sodium still and less sugar. It is hard to go without sugar, but most days I am successful. Sun, 2 Dec 2012 13:47:20 EST Ingredients in your beauty products that are toxic I found this list and hope you do not mind that I am sharing it with you. <BR> <BR> Beauty products contain hundreds of different ingredients, some of which are toxic. These are some key ones to banish from your bathroom: <BR> <BR> Sodium Lauryl (or Laureth) Sulfate: A foaming agent found in some cleansers, shampoos, and toothpastes. It penetrates the skin and acts as a gatekeeper, allowing other chemicals to get deeper into the skin. <BR> <BR> Phthalates: Dibutyl phthalate (DBP) i... Fri, 30 Nov 2012 12:15:30 EST Here are some sweart shirt jacket to look at Linda thought of you when I saw these: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>id=87 </link> Tue, 27 Nov 2012 14:17:39 EST Great Blog by Gracefully 50 Are you a shopaholic? I follow this blog because I love to see what this woman of evident means will wear next. You might enjoy her blog today. <BR> <link><BR>/ </link> Mon, 19 Nov 2012 11:33:29 EST HI! I'm Cat I'm so glad I found you!!! <BR> <BR> Many years ago, I had a business "Yours Naturally" doing pamper sessions and color makeovers for women, while introducing them to botanically derived skin and health care products and non-toxic household products. I loved to teach women how to take care of themselves and their homes in an environmentally friendly way. Women are usually the ones who all but martyr themselves in order to take care of their families and housework, then slap a coat of pa... Fri, 16 Nov 2012 18:38:30 EST Dressing Your Truth Here is a link that might interest you. You can get a free email that daily gives you a lesson on the different elements and how to dress for your type. <BR> <link> </link> Sat, 10 Nov 2012 11:00:33 EST What Is Your Favorite Beauty Product? Well, one of mine is Palmers Cocoa Butter. It helps my feet, elbows, knees and hands. I love the stuff! <BR> How about you? Sat, 3 Nov 2012 12:16:52 EST November Challenge - Holiday Beginnings Let's see... Halloween is the last day of October, so have you overindulged in Halloween candy? <BR> Then comes November and the huge Thanksgiving meal. <BR> <BR> The challenge is this: <BR> Not to gain any weight in November and to actually lose weight! <BR> Can we do it? YES we can! <BR> <BR> Let's share healthy Thanksgiving recipes or just good fall recipes for the beginning of the Holiday Season. <BR> <BR> Don't forget to keep drinking your water, exercising and posting on the Spark n... Wed, 31 Oct 2012 17:11:58 EST Skin & Hair Tips Here is an interesting link from Web MD <link><BR>ver-50-natural-beauty-tips </link> <BR> <BR> AND if you caught that pentipeptides tip, here is a link to the products containing them and question do they really work? <link><BR>ope-in-jar-do-skin-creams-work?page=3 </link> Sun, 21 Oct 2012 10:38:48 EST On my SparkPeople journey, happiness is ..... Putting on nw underwear this morning - a size smaller. Sun, 14 Oct 2012 20:56:31 EST Hello From Mississippi Hello everyone, my name is Dale. I live in Ocean Springs MS but I am from Ohio. We moved here in April. My DH is from here, in Ocean Springs. I am 50 years old and I have a 10 year old son. I've battled with my weight all my life. In 2007, I was diagnosed with Stage 4 Follicular Lymphoma. I will be 5 years cancer free in October. Now my focus is on being healthy and losing weight along with it. <BR> Sun, 7 Oct 2012 15:18:09 EST A New You In October? We concentrate on Sparkpeople by what we see on the outside. <BR> <BR> Do you like what you see in the inside? <BR> <BR> Is there a personality flaw that could use some improvement? <BR> <BR> You can tell us or not and we will support you in your change for the better. <BR> <BR> Also, still remember health, weight loss and fitness this month. No Halloween candy! Keep up the good work. <BR> <BR> Promise that you will support each person who posts on this thread. <BR> <BR> I plan to con... Thu, 4 Oct 2012 10:12:34 EST Recipes to promote health! If you have read my blogs you know that I am now eating low sodium and low sugar. <BR> <BR> Today I made organic cowboy stew. <BR> 1 lb. ground beef (grain fed) <BR> 1/3 cup chopped sweet onion <BR> 1 pkg. frozen mixed vegetables, organic <BR> 1 can tomatoes no salt type <BR> 1/2 box organic low sodium beef broth <BR> <BR> Brown meat and onions in large dutch oven. Drain the grease. Add the rest of the ingredients along with onion powder, garlic powder, oregano and Mrs. Dash lime and chil... Sun, 23 Sep 2012 20:16:16 EST Hope you look at this-it is worth your time Are are what you eat--look at this <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Sun, 23 Sep 2012 08:00:32 EST How have you overcome obstacles in life? We all have obstacles to overcome. Family problems, financial, health, discord. <BR> What have you had happen and how did you overcome it? <BR> Maybe your story will help someone on this team. <BR> Linda Tue, 11 Sep 2012 10:37:02 EST Skin & Hair Tips Over 50 Here is a link you might enjoy! <BR> <link><BR>ver-50-natural-beauty-tips </link> Mon, 3 Sep 2012 09:31:15 EST September Goals Instead of posting a Challenge each month, I am giving everyone a chance to post your goals. I find it has been easier for me to set a goal or goals each month and try to reach them. You have different goals than I do, but let's try to help each other by support and encounragement. Some need more than others, but we are all here for reasons of weight loss, health improvement, etc and we stay because of the love we have found on Sparkpeople. <BR> <BR> My September goals: <BR> 1. Exercise ... Mon, 3 Sep 2012 09:24:00 EST hello Hi Everyone, My name is Barb and I have just joined this group. I am soon to turn 61 and am working to lose 40ish pounds and improve my fitness level and strength. I have been married for 35 years and have 3 children. I am a special education teacher and am also trying to achieve more balance between home and work and manage my work stress. Fri, 31 Aug 2012 12:22:56 EST Blog I follow You might enjoy this especially since she is wearing a coral jacket! <BR> <link><BR>-splash-of-color/comment-page-1/#comme<BR>nt-6386 </link> Mon, 27 Aug 2012 21:36:36 EST has anyone tried the Natural Advantage skin care? This is the product Jane Seymour endorses. I'm tempted to buy it but thought I'd check with you ladies first. Any feedback? Thanks in advance, Pat Mon, 13 Aug 2012 05:44:25 EST Hairstyles Over 50 Here is a link with 25 photos of women over 50 and their hair. <BR> <BR> My stylist just went to a huge show in Las Vegas and said that the new look is all one color hair and back to shag styles. I like that! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ricks/ss/over50hair.htm </link> <BR> <BR> Opinions? Critiques? Fri, 10 Aug 2012 07:52:00 EST Clothes! Trying to find a blouse or t-shirt that comes to my elbows is difficult. does anyone know where to find this? I want to cover up my upper arms. I use 3/4 sleeves all the time, but elbow length is hard to find. Wed, 8 Aug 2012 07:49:52 EST From Beauty Bothers to Beauty Solutions! We posted what bothered us the most, now let's give each other tips for those bothers. <BR> <BR> I read about undereye circles. That is just ONE of my bothers and I have been writing about it for months asking about concealers. I finally have it figured out. I use mineral makeup and the mineral concealer is now what I use. Maybelline stick is pretty good, but pink concealer under my eyes followed by the mineral makeup itself and then another layer of pink concealer does the trick and doe... Wed, 8 Aug 2012 07:48:10 EST What Are Your August Goals? It is so hot, but we still have to keep up the good work, right? <BR> <BR> What are your health and fitness goals this month? Maybe you have spiritual goals as well? Any goals for August write them here and don't forget to encourage each other. <BR> <BR> Sorry I am a little late. <BR> Linda Mon, 6 Aug 2012 08:21:41 EST new member Hi my name is Cathy. I'm 52,have been happily married for 33yrs. We have 3 married sons and also expecting our first grandson. I'm looking to lose 50-60 lbs. I appreciate the encouragement and friendship I hope to have Mon, 23 Jul 2012 19:45:38 EST What Makes You Feel Beautiful? We all want to feel beautiful. There are more times than we care to admit, that we did not feel beautiful. So I am asking what makes you feel beautiful. Why? Because during one of those feeling not so beautiful times, you can learn a way to help you feel beautiful. <BR> <BR> Please post your answer under this thread. Sat, 21 Jul 2012 14:31:51 EST My Confession I have gained weight lately. I need to go the other way! I am not overeating, but I am too exhausted every day to exercise. <BR> Hopefully when my medication changes are through, I can once again lose weight. <BR> You see, I have a quadruple whammy, menopause, adrenal gland disorder, diabetes and medication. This combination is not good for weight loss and really easy for weight gain. <BR> sigh... AND possibly the work stress, which is creating marriage stress, as well. <BR> It must be ... Tue, 17 Jul 2012 17:27:16 EST Hello beauties ! Hello everyone ! <BR> <BR> My name is Victoria, I am 51 years old and just joined the team yesterday. <BR> <BR> I do not fit into the category of 'beauty' or 'glamour puss ', quite the opposite really, I am strictly a black leggings, rock and roll t-shirt, Croc and sandles ( or barefoot ) kind of gal, dress up for me is wearing a babydoll rather than the t-shirt !!!! hehehehe. <BR> <BR> I do however and always have done, care for my skin, hair, nails....... I needed money as a teenager... Tue, 17 Jul 2012 10:59:01 EST Have a question for all of you! I am 56, my hair is down to my shoulders. I have been told I don't look as old as I am, of course I DO have my hair colored every 5 to 6 weeks! Anyway, I was watching the news the other day and saw Hilary Clinton ......... she looks terrible (in my opinion) with her hair long......she looked better when her hair was shorter. So, there is my dilemma, is my hair making me look older? Should I get it cut.........I have had it short, definitely much hair has alot of natural wa... Tue, 10 Jul 2012 16:47:57 EST Would you like to be 25 again? I was recently asked this question. My answer to this question surprised me. Now I'd like to ask you, would you liked to be 25 again?" Please post your answer. Mon, 9 Jul 2012 20:00:42 EST How To Apply Makeup Over 60 Some of you are not used to wearing makeup, a little bird told me. While some of you are not 60 yet, this is a good article for those over 50 too! <BR> What do you think? <BR> I used mineral makeup which is loose and powdery, but I find it does not sit in any creases in my face. It is all in the application. Now concealer will sit in those lines, I have discovered! Since I need concealer, I have to wash my face and re-apply makeup if going to an evening event. Sigh! What we have to go t... Fri, 6 Jul 2012 09:05:29 EST July Goals - Post them here! I will begin this discussion thread. <BR> <BR> My goal is to just get through the month with the election for my boss. I know it will be tense. <BR> <BR> Next is to continue to get my stamina back in stages. <BR> <BR> Finally is to keep up the medication and doctor visits. I know it will work eventually. <BR> <BR> After all this I will once more work on my weight, but it will be a couple of months or more before I can do this. I have to get the medication right first. I am still eatin... Fri, 29 Jun 2012 19:11:03 EST How to Accessorize I thought this website might interest you! <BR> <link><BR>n-accessories-older-women.html </link> <BR> <em>204</em> Wed, 27 Jun 2012 15:07:33 EST June and what is your goal for the month? This month I will simply ask, what is your goal for the month? <BR> <BR> To work on eating, exercising, a project, learning something new... post them here. <BR> <BR> I am planning to get my medications straightened out so I can live again. I am so tired of feeling bad due to medicine. I bothered my doctor enough to change it again yesterday. We will see what happens now. <BR> <BR> Yes, I am a bit late for this, being June 9th already! Sat, 9 Jun 2012 10:11:56 EST Introduce yourself 2012 I want everyone to welcome Sharmae (Sharjoy). She will be a huge asset to the team. She is leader on some other teams I am on and always a positive influence. <BR> Thanks for joining us! <BR> <BR> Any new person can tell us about themselves on this thread. <BR> Thanks, <BR> Linda Thu, 7 Jun 2012 08:34:31 EST Where did you find "Beauty" today? How often do we "Stop and Smell the Roses?" We find beauty all around us and sometimes its acknowleding the little things ...that stop us in our tracks, that make the biggest impact on us. This morning listening to the birds chirping me awake, I thought of how this was infinitely a better way to wake up then with an alarm clock. It just holds all the pormise of summer. I hope you will stop and smell the roses with me and share your thoughts. Thu, 10 May 2012 10:07:38 EST Beauty and Health Game All words should be pertaining to beauty and health. <BR> Post a word and then the next person should start their word with the last letter of the previous word. <BR> <BR> Example: <BR> Bloom (first post) <BR> <BR> Moon (second post, etc) <BR> <BR> Hope you enjoy this one! <BR> Linda Tue, 8 May 2012 08:07:31 EST Post Your May Goals The Challenge has not been getting much participation. So I took this cue from Pat (thanks Self Respect) and thought I would see if you would post your goals for the month. <BR> <BR> My first goal is to get over the meds. I have been battling an illness, hyperadrenalism, and can't seem to tolerate the strong medicine. The current one was fine until the doctor upped the dosage. I was so hoping it would work, but it does not look like it will. Back to the drawing board. <BR> My second goa... Mon, 7 May 2012 08:06:20 EST Goal Update for 2012 I hope you don't mind my creating a new topic but I have to hold myself accountable for the goals I set at the beginning of the year. Please add yours as well if you'd like! <BR> <BR> Recap of 2012 goals: <BR> - reach my goal weight by April 2012 (hasn't happened yet but I'm very hopeful I'll reach it) <BR> - finish what I started in 2011 (my "Pat Cave" in the basement and a book I started reading in June 2011 - yes, I'm serious!) - Still working on this <BR> - have more family/friends over... Thu, 3 May 2012 05:51:43 EST Look Younger Another interesting online article. <BR> <link><BR>/a/younger.htm </link> Tue, 1 May 2012 17:11:26 EST Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream <BR> Hi, ladies! I'm happy to be here! <BR> I have loved make up for as long as I can remember. My mother says one of my first words was lipstick, lol. (or "lippick", as I used to call I pronounce it correctly, I'm happy to report). <BR> One of my newer purchases is this Smashbox BB cream. I bought it at I read the reviews (which were good) and made a choice from the many different tints, and though the cream looks a bit more yellow that I thought would look good on... Tue, 1 May 2012 08:28:25 EST Article: Another Take on Beauty Beauty DOES matter in this world. Try to look as good as you can. Girls we need to keep taking care of ourselves. Some of this article made me smile. <BR> <link><BR>010/the-truth-about-beauty </link> <BR> Enjoy! Wed, 25 Apr 2012 08:17:11 EST starting over hi my name is cyndi im 56 and its time for me myself and i on this journey for a new life style change i have also decided i need a over haul as well i havent cared how ive looked or dressed for a long time that i feel like i forgot how but the time has come to be reborn as they say i know i have beauty on the inside its the out i need help on so thanks for having me and hopefully along the way ill find away to be set free Sun, 15 Apr 2012 17:54:49 EST Longevity Secrets from Sunny Griffin Supermodel at 70 -- Longevity Secrets from Sunny Griffin - Part 1 <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Super Model at 70 - Longevity Secrets from Sunny Griffin - Part 2 <BR> <link><BR>feature=watch_response </link> <BR> Thu, 5 Apr 2012 20:06:11 EST ticker Dose anyone know how to create the weight ticker, i keep trying but failing. It keeps throwing me back to the beginning. Thu, 5 Apr 2012 11:19:07 EST Another Beauty Website Many of you have said you joined the team to learn more about beauty. I hope you are reading all these threads about the subject. <BR> Here is another website I stumbled on this morning. <BR> <link> </link> Sat, 31 Mar 2012 12:36:27 EST It's the April Challenge, No Foolin' For April, can we resolve (me included) to stick with our plan except on special occasions? <BR> <BR> Did you ever make a Vision Board? did you stick with the Challenges from January through March? <BR> <BR> The Challenge: <BR> Exercise at least 5 days a week <BR> Eat a healthy plan (low carb, vegetarian, vegan, Sparkpeople diet, South Beach Diet, Weight Watchers, what ever works for you) <BR> Drink at least 8 eight ounce glasses of water every day <BR> Encourage each person on this Challe... Fri, 30 Mar 2012 22:07:08 EST Anyone know anything about Peptides for the skin? Maybe this is just a new marketing buzz word to sell products but I'm hearing a lot about how great peptides are for the skin. I bought one product from an Amazon seller months back and, maybe it's just my imagination, it seems to be doing some good. <BR> <BR> Do any of your ladies use a peptide product, which one, would you recommend it, etc. Thanks in advance, Pat <em>344</em> Wed, 28 Mar 2012 09:22:25 EST Hollywood beauty over the years It is interesting that what is considered beautiful has changed throughout the years. <BR> <link><BR>/31/hollywood-beauty-through-the-years/ </link> Sun, 11 Mar 2012 12:23:36 EST Surprising Beauty Tips From MSN <link><BR>kin-care-hair-tips/36-surprising-beaut<BR>y-tips-we-all-should-know </link> Mon, 5 Mar 2012 09:01:20 EST This Week I Will.... List one thing about yourself you will work on this week. Whether it is physical, emotional, actions, whatever it is. List it here... and always, always encourage each other to accomplish it. Some things may take longer than a week, but we continually evolve, don't we? <BR> <BR> I will begin. This week I will get a manicure and try to keep my nails looking good. (Shallow beginning, maybe) Sun, 4 Mar 2012 10:46:58 EST Words that begin with L March is in like a lion and out like a lamb. So let's play a game that is only words starting with L. Me first! <BR> <BR> Love Sun, 4 Mar 2012 10:33:35 EST March In Like a Lion Challenge March really is in like a lion, unfortunately. <BR> <BR> Let's be lionesses this month! Lionesses are expert hunters and share their food with the entire pride. If one is wounded or sick they take food to them. They are fiercly protective of their pride, their famiy. They hunt in a cooperative fashion. <BR> <BR> So the Challenge this month is to think of each person sharing this challenge as a part of the "pride" or family. If one is having problems, let's bolster them up together. <... Thu, 1 Mar 2012 12:04:23 EST How to Look Younger in Just 6 Simple Steps Here is an interesting web article. <BR> <link><BR>/a/younger.htm </link> <em>204</em> Fri, 24 Feb 2012 11:00:47 EST Help! Team Leaders Needed I am looking for a little help on this team. All you would need to do is welcome the newest members by either posting on their page or giving them an orchid goodie and occasionally posting informative articles. <BR> Should be easy! Any takers? <BR> I would appreciate the help! Many teams smaller than ours have co-leaders. <BR> Linda Fri, 24 Feb 2012 10:13:56 EST Songs of Love For this game, list songs of love and hearts, etc. You know for February! <BR> Mon, 6 Feb 2012 07:59:53 EST 7 Fast & Free Slimming Secrets! 1. Drink Plenty of Fluids <BR> <BR> 2. Eat Protein <BR> <BR> 3. Eat Fruits and Vegetables <BR> <BR> 4. Avoid the color Beige (this is bread, rice, pasta) One cup of refried beans can be 500 calories! You could eat almost 10 servings of fruits and vegetables and still not reach 500 calories. So avoid beige and add color. <BR> <BR> 5. Get some Sleep - too little sleep and your body won't function and you'll gain and retain weight. Maybe it's a coincidence that 68% of us don't get 8 hou... Fri, 3 Feb 2012 17:44:46 EST February Game Spell Out Heart Like this. Words that start with H E A R T in that order. <BR> <BR> first one is Healthy Thu, 2 Feb 2012 21:43:05 EST February Healthy Heart Challenge You already know what to do for a Healthy Heart. Let's continue our January Challenge. January was truly a Challenging Month and I for one, am glad it is gone. <BR> <BR> 1. Continue to Lose that Holiday Weight! Some of you have already started. Use the weight loss tracker on Sparkpeople. Follow any healthy eating and exercise plan, Sparkpeople's plan is excellent! I am doing a meal replacement type plan which is loaded with nutrition. Write down what you intend to do. For example: " I wil... Tue, 31 Jan 2012 21:31:09 EST Songs with Beauty What songs can you think of with beauty, lovely, pretty, etc, etc. in the title? or beauty-related...? <BR> <BR> This should be a challenge. Tue, 31 Jan 2012 08:04:14 EST Beauty Topics for Over Age 50 There are all kinds of subjects here in this link. Enjoy! <BR> <link><BR>y_Over_Age_50_Beauty_Tips_for_Women_Ov<BR>er_Age_50.htm </link> Sun, 29 Jan 2012 09:15:34 EST Shop for your Shape Here is a fun website that will help you with the most flattering styles for you! We probably know by now, but sometimes I need to be reminded when shopping what looks are best for me. <BR> <link><BR>-body-shape.html </link> <BR> Enjoy! Sun, 29 Jan 2012 09:12:37 EST Do you need prayer? For anything in your life, would you like us to join you in prayer? <BR> <BR> Mon, 23 Jan 2012 08:26:37 EST Interesting talk about the Third Age by Jane Fonda I was just listening to this and thought I would share this with the team. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>third_act.html?utm_source=newsletter_w<BR>eekly_2012-01-13&utm_campaign=newslett<BR>er_weekly&utm_medium=email </link> Mon, 23 Jan 2012 08:12:32 EST What is your Biggest Beauty Bother? Which challenges you the most with your beauty as you approach "a certain age" (whatever THAT is!)? <BR> I have many, but want to hear yours and what do you do about it? <BR> Linda Sat, 21 Jan 2012 12:20:59 EST Help! Dark circles! A year later and I am still looking for the perfect concealer for undereye circles. I have tried MANY! <BR> What works for you? I am willing to pay the price (not TOO high, though!). <BR> Linda Thu, 19 Jan 2012 08:58:49 EST Hi from Montana! Hi all! I'm getting back into SparkPeople this year after doing well a year ago but then letting it slide. I just discovered this group for Beauty Over 50, hooray. Now that the kids are grown and I'm only working part-time I have a little more time for myself. I'm not obsessed with beauty but do want to look a little healthier and like I care about myself. <BR> <BR> If you're interested, I hope you can check out my brand new non-commercial blog, The Silver Nail, that's aimed at us older l... Wed, 11 Jan 2012 11:02:06 EST Have you heard of Muscle Testing Kinesiology? I have had "muscle testing" before by a chiropractor. But yesterday I went to a herb shop to help with my adrenal glands and she muscle tested me with the herbs. So far so good. Any thoughts? <BR> <link><BR>is_kinesiology.html </link> Wed, 4 Jan 2012 20:07:16 EST Best Moisturizers <link><BR>best-moisturizers </link> <BR> Thought you might like to read about this. <BR> Linda Wed, 4 Jan 2012 08:03:26 EST Exercising with a cold Afternoon gals. This cold lingers on..started before CHristmas. Can't shake the constatnt tired feeling. <BR> <BR> Started the New year out right. 20 mins of strength training. Felt pretty good.. <BR> <BR> How do you ladies work out when sick? Mon, 2 Jan 2012 16:42:33 EST January 2012 Challenge Happy New Year and Happy New You! <BR> We have a chance to begin again and meet our goals, isn't that great? <BR> <BR> This month's Challenge is to: <BR> <BR> 1. Lose that Holiday Weight! Some of you have already started. Use the weight loss tracker on Sparkpeople. Follow any healthy eating and exercise plan, Sparkpeople's plan is excellent! I am doing a meal replacement type plan which is loaded with nutrition. Write down what you intend to do. For example: " I will lose 25 lb in ... Fri, 30 Dec 2011 16:22:32 EST December ABC's Let's play a game for December, first start with a word or phrase starting with A then B and so on. What reminds you of December? <BR> <BR> A = Apples in your Christmas stocking. Thu, 1 Dec 2011 08:14:06 EST December Challenge If you are like me it is hard to resist all the holiday goodies at the parties and events. So here is the December Challenge. <BR> <BR> 1. Be aware of each bite you put in your mouth. It adds up. <BR> 2. Resolve to "eat your veggies", 3 to 5 servings a day. <BR> 3. Continue to watch your sugar intake. If you cannot cut it out at least limit to once a week. <BR> 4. Continue with your exercise and water drinking, very important!!! <BR> 5. Please continue to encourage each Challenge mem... Wed, 30 Nov 2011 07:27:30 EST I am back again! Hi Everyone: I am back. Continuing on my jouney of weight loss and I felt that I needed to come back to this board. Have been gone awhile. Had lost 30 lbs. in the past year and then gained 10. Now I am determined to get back to it and loose those 10 again and then some. Would like to lose an additional 25. Know I will get there slowly but I need the support of <BR> everyone here. Glad to be back. <em>224</em> Tue, 15 Nov 2011 23:40:52 EST Latest Social Security News Source: <BR><BR>al-security-shrink-benefits-poor-16451<BR>7311.html <BR> 'Technical Fix' for Social Security Will Shrink Benefits to the Poor <BR> The Nation -- The newspapers say the congressional super-committee is stalemated on how to reduce the federal deficits, but Democrats and Republicans already agree on one thing. Both parties want to whack Social Security, hoping the old folks won’t notice. Some policy wonks have shown the politicians a sly ... Tue, 8 Nov 2011 13:57:24 EST Best Wrinkle Creams <link><BR>st-anti-wrinkle-creams.html </link> <BR> I found a wonderful website for all kinds of things... gee, wish I had thought of it first! <BR> Enjoy! <BR> Linda <BR> <em>204</em> Fri, 4 Nov 2011 13:13:59 EST November Challenge - Easy Four Parts This is a very busy time of the year, but let's try to remember our friends. <BR> <BR> Challenge number one. Send a goodie or comment on the page of each participant in this challenge once or more times a week. <BR> <BR> Challenge number two. Cut out sweets... no sugar. If you must have dessert, have it one time a week. <BR> <BR> Challenge number three. Find the time to exercise. This season the goal is to not gain any weight, so exercise 5 days a week at least for at least 15 minut... Wed, 2 Nov 2011 16:55:46 EST November Fun What do you think of when someone says November? Mon, 31 Oct 2011 08:03:06 EST Halloween fun Alphabetically, in one item, what reminds you of Halloween? <BR> <BR> Apple Bobbing! Fri, 28 Oct 2011 12:34:37 EST Lost team members One team member left long ago, CATKEEPER, aka, Paula. Never knew what happened. <BR> <BR> Now another is missing. 2CATS2LOVE1, aka, Diane. <BR> <BR> Where are you? We really are concerned. <BR> Linda Wed, 26 Oct 2011 11:29:58 EST What is new with you? What new thing are you doing today? Sometimes our life is in a rut, so I like to try new things. <BR> <BR> I am taking a class, so am writing a 5 page report. <BR> <BR> Linda Wed, 26 Oct 2011 10:36:07 EST Tell us about yourself Whether new member or old, tell us a few things about you... <BR> <BR> 1. What is your hair color? <BR> <BR> 2. What is your eye color? <BR> <BR> 3. Where do you live? <BR> <BR> 4. What is your favorite food? <BR> <BR> 5. What is (are) your hobby (hobbies)? <BR> <BR> 6. Do you have a husband or significant other? <BR> <BR> 7. Do you have pets? <BR> <BR> 8. Are you city or country at heart? <BR> <BR> 9. Do you work? What do you do? <BR> <BR> 10. What is your favorite music... Tue, 25 Oct 2011 10:05:01 EST Favorite things <em>335</em> These are a few of my favorite things... <BR> <BR> Cats, chocolate, enjoying laughs with friends and family <BR> <BR> What are yours? Tue, 25 Oct 2011 10:01:04 EST Hi, I the new girl in town! Just wanted to say "hi"! I've been gone awhile & now I'm back on Sparkpeople. I really need to lose weight! I started a weight loss program on the 7th, the day after my birthday! Wed, 19 Oct 2011 21:52:14 EST CRAZY EYEBROWS! HELP! Since I went through Menopause, my eyebrows have changed & it's very frustrating! First off, I don't have a lot of extra money to do special things that cost to much. My eyebrows have gone crazy! They get real long hairs, especially the gray ones & if I pluck those I will have no eyebrows. They don't lay nice like they use to, please help! Any tips would be greatly appreciated! <BR> <BR> Annette <em>39</em> Wed, 19 Oct 2011 21:47:08 EST Do you sill love...? Do you love new clothes? new shoes? new hairdo? Of course! We all do. <BR> <BR> What do you love about it? Inquiring minds want to know! Sun, 16 Oct 2011 12:02:23 EST What do you think of the new Vitamin Study? I need to know more about what came out on the news today about vitamins possibly causing cancer. Such as: what kind of vitamins did they take? Did they study specific vitamins? and more... <BR> <BR> Somehow I believe that the FDA is connected with or behind this study. <BR> <BR> I plan to continue taking my supplements! Tue, 11 Oct 2011 19:25:10 EST How did you pick your Spark name? We have some unusual Spark names on the team. Maybe mine is one of the strangest, lol. <BR> <BR> Here is how I got mine. I am a bit of a Bohemian gypsy and a cat lover. I love art, music and was into the old "hippie" movement, but in a good way. I tried it (smoking pot), but never got along with and don't do drugs. I married a true Bohemian - a guy who is part Czech ancestry, Czech and German. I used to sell Bohemian glass on ebay, so it was a natural for me! <BR> Oh and by the way, th... Sat, 8 Oct 2011 10:32:33 EST