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 Question of the day, April 20 What is your favorite time of the day and what is your favorite time of the week. <BR> <BR> I am not a morning person, but my favorite time is morning, I have more energy. My favorite time of the week is Friday, because dh will be home for the weekend. Although, sometimes we spend a time arguing on the weekends... I still love him! Thu, 20 Apr 2017 10:33:52 EST Question of the Day April 17 What is your favorite movie of all time and why? <BR> <BR> I would have to say Moonstruck. It is quirky and totally unlike my family. If it is playing while channel surfing, I have to pause a few minutes to watch. Mon, 17 Apr 2017 14:00:34 EST A Fellow Sparker Who Lost Weight After Age 60 <link><BR>st=i_lost_60_pounds_at_60_years_old </link> <BR> <BR> Read and see that anything is possible! Mon, 6 Mar 2017 11:53:30 EST Question of the day, Feb 28 What are you NOT looking forward to? Tue, 28 Feb 2017 09:55:04 EST Question of the day, February 27 Did you watch the Oscars? Mon, 27 Feb 2017 09:02:57 EST Question of the day, February 24 What can you hear right now? Fri, 24 Feb 2017 09:14:50 EST Question of the day, February 22 What is the last thing you loaned to someone? Did they give it back? Wed, 22 Feb 2017 11:45:17 EST Question of the Day, Feb 21 What is the last item of clothing you bought for yourself? <em>346</em> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 09:20:54 EST Question of the day, February 20 If you could live in any home from a TV show, what would it be? Mon, 20 Feb 2017 08:57:34 EST Question of the day, February 15 What is one thing you regret not doing? Wed, 15 Feb 2017 07:12:37 EST Question of the day, February 7 What is the worst household chore? Tue, 7 Feb 2017 07:23:09 EST Question of the day, February 3 What did you buy the last time you were at Kmart or Walmart? Fri, 3 Feb 2017 07:15:05 EST Question of the day, January 30 Have you ever tried a food delivery service such as Blue Apron or Hello Fresh? If so, how did you like it? If not, have you considered it? Mon, 30 Jan 2017 10:02:24 EST New From Oklahoma... but soon relocating to Kansas. I am sore from my shoulders to my toes and looking to help feel better. I'm 51 and trying to get fit.I lost my husband in March of last year and mourned until July. A friend and I moved to the country for 6 months to regroup and get away from all those who were saying how sorry they were for my loss. During that time I stopped exercising and now I feel it. Now next week we are moving back and get back to living, and in shape. I'm tired of hurting and joint pai... Sat, 28 Jan 2017 23:35:32 EST Question of the day, January 26 <BR> What is the fanciest, strangest or worst restaurant you've ever eaten at? Thu, 26 Jan 2017 07:40:21 EST Question of the day, January 25 Do you like Chinese food? What is your favorite dish? <em>4</em> Wed, 25 Jan 2017 10:11:19 EST Question of the day, Jan 24 Do you ever shop at thrift stores? Tue, 24 Jan 2017 07:51:27 EST Question of the Day, January 23 How often do you weigh yourself, and what do you wear for weigh n? Mon, 23 Jan 2017 07:28:42 EST Question of the day, January 17 What was the best thing that happened yesterday? Tue, 17 Jan 2017 07:28:47 EST Question of the day, January 16 what is your favorite place to take visitors from out of town? Mon, 16 Jan 2017 10:15:51 EST Question of the day, January 11 <BR> Where do your pets sleep? Wed, 11 Jan 2017 10:55:37 EST Question of the day, January 10 If you had to choose just one place to vacation at for the rest of your life, where would you choose and why? <em>47</em> Tue, 10 Jan 2017 06:43:54 EST Question of the day, January 9 Do you watch award shows such as the Golden Globes? Mon, 9 Jan 2017 08:48:09 EST Question of the day, January 6 Have you ever stayed awake for 24 hours straight (or even longer)? If so, why? Fri, 6 Jan 2017 12:24:33 EST Question of the day, January 5 <BR> <BR> If you could hire someone to help you, would it be with cleaning, cooking, or yard work? Thu, 5 Jan 2017 07:10:00 EST New Year, New You Challenge I asked what is your biggest challenge to attain health? Only two answered, but those two were along the same line with my challenges. <BR> <BR> So to start out the new year: <BR> <BR> 1. Let's finally eat right. What does eating right mean to you? Use your food tracker on Sparkpeople and you can even customize your plan. So tracking your food intake daily is a must! <BR> 2. Exercise! Need I say more? How many books, articles and blogs have been written on the benefits of exercise? E... Tue, 3 Jan 2017 13:26:55 EST Question of the day, January 3 Have you ever been falsely accused of taking something that wasn't yours? Tue, 3 Jan 2017 11:59:11 EST Question of the day, January 2 Did you stay up until midnight on New Years Eve? <em>408</em> Mon, 2 Jan 2017 08:54:26 EST New Year's, What Would Challenge You? I am opening it up to you. <BR> What kind of challenge do you want? Lose weight, lose inches, health challenges, get of medication? Or any? <BR> Sat, 31 Dec 2016 14:34:26 EST Question of the day, December 30 What is your favorite song right now? Fri, 30 Dec 2016 06:57:02 EST Question of the day, December 28 Do you have plans to go out on New Years Eve? <em>236</em> <em>412</em> <em>408</em> Wed, 28 Dec 2016 10:28:36 EST Question of the day, December 27 Do you like to go shopping for half price deals after Christmas? Tue, 27 Dec 2016 07:11:03 EST Question of the day, December 26 When do you usually take down your Christmas decorations? Do you do it on your own, or do you have help? <BR> <em>446</em> Mon, 26 Dec 2016 09:15:29 EST Question of the day, December 23 What holiday song don't you like? Fri, 23 Dec 2016 07:49:51 EST Question of the day, December 22 Have you ever had a surprise party thrown for you? If so, were you really surprised? <BR> <BR> <em>236</em> <em>107</em> <em>179</em> <em>144</em> <em>44</em> Thu, 22 Dec 2016 07:21:15 EST Question of the day, December 21 Do you make new years resolutions? Wed, 21 Dec 2016 07:27:11 EST Question of the day, December 20 What is your favorite day of the week, and why? Tue, 20 Dec 2016 10:22:57 EST Question of the day, December 19 <em>446</em> <em>8</em> <em>446</em> <em>8</em> <em>446</em> <em>8</em> <em>446</em> <em>8</em> <em>446</em> <em>8</em> <em>446</em> <BR> <BR> Do you have a favorite Christmas tree ornament? What does it look like, and how long have you had it? <BR> <BR> <em>446</em> <em>8</em> <em>446</em> <em>8</em> <em>446</em> <em>8</em> <em>446</em> <em>8</em> <em>446</em> <em>8</em> <em>446</em> Mon, 19 Dec 2016 08:54:03 EST Question of the day, December 15 What is on your bedside table? Thu, 15 Dec 2016 08:33:59 EST Question of the day, December 14 Whats the rudest question you've ever been asked by anyone? Wed, 14 Dec 2016 07:55:36 EST Question of the Day, December 13 Have you ever participated in a Christmas program (play, chorus, behind the scenes, etc.) <BR> <em>446</em> Tue, 13 Dec 2016 11:50:12 EST Question of the day, December 12 How old were you when you found out that Santa Claus was not real? Mon, 12 Dec 2016 08:58:37 EST What Do You Think Of Cindy Joseph? Boom! Have you heard of it? It is a pro-age cosmetics company. <BR> <BR> Her theory is to use just a blush and a glow stick or something like that. Nice, if you look like Cindy Joseph, who is 65. I have some things to conceal on my face and need mascara. <BR> <BR> I agree that when you age, less is more, but this is not enough for me. Maybe it is for you. <BR> <BR> Thoughts? <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Sun, 11 Dec 2016 10:58:05 EST Question of the Day, December 9 What is your first ever Christmas memory? (If you don't celebrate Christmas, pick another holiday and tell us your first memory of that.) Fri, 9 Dec 2016 07:43:45 EST Question of the day, December 8 What is the strangest gift you've ever received? <em>19</em> Thu, 8 Dec 2016 10:47:06 EST Question of the Day, December 7 Christmas day is the "big holiday" for a lot of us. But do you and your family do anything special on Christmas Eve? <BR> <em>446</em> Wed, 7 Dec 2016 07:34:46 EST Assessment of 2016 Challenge How have you done in 2016, so far? <BR> <BR> I wrote a blog about my progress, but overall I have lost weight, got off diabetes medication, cut down on cholesterol medication. Plus I have had the most success I have ever had in a network marketing business. Still, it is a hard business. Tue, 6 Dec 2016 09:53:49 EST Just for fun; your Christmas turkey name <img src=""> Tue, 6 Dec 2016 07:32:29 EST Question of the Day, December 6 If someone has good news for you, AND bad news too...which news do you want first? Tue, 6 Dec 2016 07:31:28 EST .How To Avoid Binge Eating During The Holidays. <em>446</em> <em>8</em> <em>446</em> <em>8</em> <em>446</em> <em>8</em> <em>446</em> <em>8</em> <em>446</em> <BR> How to Avoid Binge Eating During the Holidays <BR> -Geneen Roth <BR> <BR> We enter the holiday season with unreal expectations of gladness, blazing fires and ruddy cheeks. But when it doesn't turn out that way, we often turn to-yup, you guessed it -- food. <BR> <BR> The most painful thing about using food to comfort ourselves during the holidays (or an... Mon, 5 Dec 2016 09:11:19 EST Question of the day, December 5 Do you still have any of your childhood toys? Mon, 5 Dec 2016 09:01:35 EST Question of the day, December 2 What is your favorite Christmas song? <em>335</em> <em>460</em> Fri, 2 Dec 2016 12:18:16 EST Question of the day, Nov 30 Do you decorate the outside of your home for the holidays? Wed, 30 Nov 2016 07:03:18 EST Question of the day, November 28 What can you see when you look out the nearest window? Mon, 28 Nov 2016 09:14:49 EST Question of the day, November 25 What are you looking forward to? Fri, 25 Nov 2016 06:31:00 EST Question of the day, November 23 What woke you up this morning? At what time? Wed, 23 Nov 2016 07:57:23 EST Question of the day, November 22 How many people will be at your table on Thanksgiving? <em>428</em> Tue, 22 Nov 2016 11:48:52 EST Question of the day, November 21 Tell us about your pet(s)! <BR> <BR> Here's my dog, Sierra. She's a Pomeranian mix. (We're not sure what the mix is.) She is a rescue dog and will be 11 in January. She thinks she's still a puppy, tho! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Mon, 21 Nov 2016 09:38:48 EST Question of the day, November 18 What is your favorite Thanksgiving side dish or dessert? <em>4</em> Fri, 18 Nov 2016 07:57:46 EST Question of the day, November 17 Does your family dress up for Thanksgiving dinner? Thu, 17 Nov 2016 07:54:58 EST Makeup And Tips For Fine Lines And Wrinkles I thought you might like this: <link><BR>ply-makeup-hide-wrinkles-fine-lines/ </link> Tue, 15 Nov 2016 09:54:39 EST Question of the day, November 15 Holiday cards...have you gotten any yet? When do you usually send your holiday cards out? Tue, 15 Nov 2016 07:26:08 EST Question of the day, November 14 If you were going to a potluck dinner and had to bring a dish, what would you bring? Mon, 14 Nov 2016 09:24:35 EST Question of the Day, November 11 What are you a good example of? Fri, 11 Nov 2016 07:42:49 EST Question of the Day, November 10 Have you ever had FedEx or UPS lose your package or mis-deliver it (to the wrong house)? If so, was your package ever found? <BR> Thu, 10 Nov 2016 09:47:33 EST Question of the Day, November 9 Did you stay up late last night to watch election results? Wed, 9 Nov 2016 08:42:50 EST Question of the day, November 8 Have you started your holiday gift shopping yet? Tue, 8 Nov 2016 11:47:12 EST Special November December Challenge The challenge is this: <BR> <BR> Lose weight or maintain your current weight during these two months. <BR> Exercise regularly. <BR> Eat healthy with indulgence only on the special days <BR> Drink your water! <BR> <BR> Check in on this thread with your goal and if you met it during the holidays. <BR> <BR> This is an especially hard time to lose weight. Not only do you have the Thanksgiving and Christmas feasts, but there are the other events and parties that go on during this time of year.... Mon, 7 Nov 2016 09:55:57 EST Question of the day, November 7 Do you plan to maintain your weight over the holidays, or do you intend to try to lose weight? <BR> <em>429</em> <em>446</em> Mon, 7 Nov 2016 09:43:40 EST Question of the day, October 28 Who is your favorite writer? Fri, 28 Oct 2016 09:45:26 EST Question of the day, October 27 What is the nicest thing someone has done for you lately? Thu, 27 Oct 2016 09:49:25 EST Question of the day, October 26 What is the last restaurant you went to, and what did you eat there? <em>4</em> Wed, 26 Oct 2016 08:55:17 EST Question of the day, October 25 Do you play any musical instruments? Tue, 25 Oct 2016 08:10:09 EST Question of the day, October 24 What do you need to get done this week? Mon, 24 Oct 2016 08:23:19 EST Question of the day, October 20 Do you use cents off coupons at the grocery store? Thu, 20 Oct 2016 09:15:44 EST Question of the day, October 18 When was the last time you wrote someone a letter? (Not an email.) Tue, 18 Oct 2016 11:37:37 EST All Or Nothing ALL OR NOTHING <BR> -Jane Powell <BR> <BR> Do you tend to be an "all or nothing" thinker? Are you a success, or a complete failure? <BR> <BR> Let's say you follow your weight loss plan to the tee one day, even managing to resist the Hershey's Kisses a co-worker has on her desk for the taking. The next day you have a weak moment and find yourself indulging in your colleague's birthday cake. <BR> <BR> You may feel horrible about messing up. Anxiety usually kicks in and you label yourself a f... Mon, 17 Oct 2016 09:33:13 EST Question of the day, October 17 Aside from a selfie, when was the last time you had your picture taken? <em>388</em> Mon, 17 Oct 2016 09:27:51 EST What's Your Morning Beauty Routine? I shower, put on a face product called Renu28, lotion all over, then undereye cream and facial moisturizer including neck and chest. I use whatever brand is on sale that contains retinol and collagen. Then hair and then makeup. Voila! Ready for the day. Oh and Bath and Body Works fragrance. Can't forget that! Thu, 13 Oct 2016 22:06:52 EST Question of the day, October 13 If you had to move to another part of the country that you live in, where would you prefer to go? Thu, 13 Oct 2016 12:00:07 EST Question of the day, October 11 What have you been procrastinating on? Tue, 11 Oct 2016 09:04:02 EST Question of the Day, October 10 What was your first car? How old were you when you got it? <em>433</em> Mon, 10 Oct 2016 09:17:43 EST Question of the day, October 7 Have you ever been through a severe weather event such as a hurricane or tornado? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> *Praying for those in the path of Hurricane Matthew* Fri, 7 Oct 2016 09:46:19 EST Question of the day, October 6 Have you ever had a bad experience while on vacation? Thu, 6 Oct 2016 11:21:18 EST Question of the day, October 4 What is the last thing you purchased? Tue, 4 Oct 2016 11:48:38 EST 4 Ways To Make Weight Loss Last. <BR> <em>147</em> <BR> 4 Ways to Make Weight Loss Last <BR> <BR> Keeping weight off is as much about what's in your mind as about what's in your mouth. <BR> These mental strategies can get your weight where you want it -- and keep it there: <BR> <BR> Make a gesture. <BR> If you make one small move -- such as buying a pedometer or throwing away the <BR> unhealthy foods in your pantry -- you'll be three times more likely to follow your plan. <BR> The small change puts a key in your wa... Mon, 3 Oct 2016 09:30:21 EST Question of the day, October 3 <BR> What would you want your last meal to be if you were on death row? <BR> Mon, 3 Oct 2016 09:16:01 EST Question of the day, October 2 What is the best compliment you've gotten lately? Sun, 2 Oct 2016 09:27:48 EST Hi from Florida Hi, I'm Vicki and I turned 60 about a month ago. I'm wanting to get healthier and feel better in my own skin. One thing though is I've given up the scale. Unless I see a doctor and they insist I weigh, I'll no longer know those actual numbers. <BR> My Goals: <BR> I want to get back into at last a size 16/18. <BR> I want to get to a point where I no longer need blood pressure pills. <BR> I want to be more at peace within myself, regardless of my size. <BR> I want to be comfortable in my ... Wed, 28 Sep 2016 18:17:13 EST Question of the day, September 27 <BR> What restaurant/fast food place did you like to eat at (or just hang out at) when you were a teen? Is it still in business? Tue, 27 Sep 2016 09:15:48 EST Question of the Day, September 26 <BR> Which do you have more of; shoes, or purses? Necklaces or earrings? Dresses or pants? Mon, 26 Sep 2016 09:14:45 EST What's It Really Like To Be Skinny? I've lost a lot of weight in my lifetime. I have been at goal several times. I've stayed there for lengths of time. But, sometimes I simply forget how much better it is to be there! I read this article today and thought, "I want that!", "I could feel that way", "I'm going to do this!". I hope it motivates you too! <BR> <BR> What's It Really Like To Be Skinny?: 44 Weight Loss Surprises <BR> <link><BR>ion_articles.asp?ID=2167 </link> Sat, 24 Sep 2016 08:00:09 EST Question of the day, September 23 I am feeling nostalgic lately! So in that spirit, here is today's question; <BR> <BR> What stores did you shop at as a teen (or young adult) that are no longer around today? Fri, 23 Sep 2016 09:42:19 EST Needing beauty motivation Hi everyone. I need a push with motivation. I don't feel beauty over 50 anymore. I am 58 and lately I have been feeling ugly and unattractive. LOL It is not funny but I don't know what is wrong. I have retired (early) from my government job and have been going downhill ever since. I can go on and on and on, but I don't want to be a drag and so negative. I am trying to get back into exercise because I love it so much. I also love my Bible and inspirational books too. Would this be a ... Thu, 22 Sep 2016 23:08:17 EST Question of the day, September 22 Did you get an allowance from your parents when you were a child or teen? If so, what did you usually spend your money on? (Or did you save it?) Thu, 22 Sep 2016 10:59:25 EST Question of the Day, September 21 Did you babysit to earn extra money as a teenager? If so, how much did you charge? <em>528</em> Wed, 21 Sep 2016 11:41:56 EST These Over 60 Women Might Inspire You Thought you might like to read this! <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> We CAN become fit and stay fit no matter what age! Now THAT's beautiful! Tue, 20 Sep 2016 11:02:40 EST Question of the Day, September 20 Do you like musical movies? If so, what is one that you really like? <em>272</em> <em>339</em> Tue, 20 Sep 2016 08:55:11 EST Question of the day, September 15 <BR> What’s the most useful thing you own? <BR> Thu, 15 Sep 2016 11:23:41 EST Question of the Day, September 14 <BR> If you could learn the answer to one question about your future, what would the question be? Wed, 14 Sep 2016 11:42:03 EST Question of the Day, September 13 <BR> Who is your oldest friend? Where did you meet them? Tue, 13 Sep 2016 11:10:41 EST Question of the Day, September 9 <BR> What was your honeymoon destination? <em>340</em> <em>534</em> <em>535</em> Fri, 9 Sep 2016 11:38:32 EST Question of the day, September 8 <BR> <BR> Who is your favorite entertainer (comedian, musician, actor, etc.)? Thu, 8 Sep 2016 09:24:17 EST Question of the day, September 7 When driving in your car, where do you usually put your purse? Wed, 7 Sep 2016 10:18:36 EST Question of the Day September 6 What size bed do you sleep in? How many pillows are on your bed? <em>102</em> Tue, 6 Sep 2016 10:20:19 EST Fall Assessment Of Our Team Challenge Below is the challenge we posted in January. <BR> How have you done this year? Are you keeping up with what you are eating? Are you keeping up with your exercise and drinking water? Hydration is so important, and eating fresh vegetables! <BR> I veered off the path for a while, and I have not lost any weight this year, but gained 5 pounds. So I am beginning anew. <BR> <BR> Now that I have been laid off, I am able to plan my meals better. I still have a problem with lunch. What to eat ... Tue, 6 Sep 2016 10:06:12 EST Question of the day, September 2 <BR> Have you ever saved an animal’s life? How about a person’s life? Fri, 2 Sep 2016 10:28:48 EST Huff Post Blog INDYGIRL (Beth) has a team on Sparkpeople and is usually a most popular blogger. Maybe you have seen her blogs here? She is an awesome lady who has lost 200 pounds without surgery or gimmicks. <BR> Now she is a life coach and a blogger on the Huffington Post. Pretty cool, huh? <BR> Here is her latest blog about binge eating, <link><BR>r-binge-and-emotional-eating-by-beth-d<BR>onovan_us_57c811fce4b0b9c5b7375caa </link> <BR> Happy Reading! Fri, 2 Sep 2016 10:13:33 EST The No S Diet Osoniye introduced me to this, <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Sensible, humorous and makes sense. No Snacks, No Sweets, No Seconds except on S days, Saturday, Sunday and "Special" days (holidays and birthdays, etc) <BR> <BR> You might enjoy reading it. I believe I will try it! Thu, 1 Sep 2016 10:48:05 EST Question of the day, August 31 <BR> <BR> In your free time, are you very active or do you prefer to just chill out? Wed, 31 Aug 2016 11:21:59 EST Question of the day, August 30 <BR> Do you prefer physical books or ebooks? Tue, 30 Aug 2016 09:31:53 EST .The Food You Eat "The food you eat can be either the safest and most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison.” <BR> -Ann Wigmore <BR> <BR> When was the last time you thought about the food you eat? <BR> <BR> I mean, really thought about it? Our food has the ability to harm or the power to heal our bodies. Yet we spend more time thinking about flavor or ease of preparation — both worthy things – instead of the nutritional benefit of a meal …which is the MOST important thing. <BR> <BR> Today... Mon, 29 Aug 2016 10:52:07 EST Question of the Day, August 29 <BR> Time freezes for everyone but you for one day. What do you do? Mon, 29 Aug 2016 10:46:14 EST Question of the Day, August 27 <BR> <BR> What movie lost its charm when you re-watched it as an adult? Sat, 27 Aug 2016 10:26:45 EST Question of the Day, August 26 <BR> What is one thing you miss about being a kid? Fri, 26 Aug 2016 08:58:52 EST Question of the Day, August 25 <BR> What did you want to grow up to be when you were younger? Thu, 25 Aug 2016 11:38:32 EST Question of the Day, August 24 <BR> If you could call up anyone in the world and have a one hour conversation, who would you call? Wed, 24 Aug 2016 11:49:19 EST Question of the Day, August 22 <BR> <BR> What do you think of buffets? Tue, 23 Aug 2016 09:44:18 EST How To Stick To Your Workout Routine. <BR> How To Stick To Your Workout Routine <BR> -Ilyse Baker <BR> <BR> <BR> "Your workout routine should be something that is scheduled in your life that you enjoy and feel great doing. My advice to sticking to a good plan is making yourself a schedule. Sit down at the beginning of each week and write down what your workouts will be each day. Then, post it on your refrigerator. If you see it on paper and staring at you in your face every time you open the refrigerator, you will stick to it... Mon, 22 Aug 2016 08:47:16 EST Question of the Day, August 22 <BR> <BR> What was your favorite book as a child? Mon, 22 Aug 2016 08:42:47 EST Going to finish my 50's strong! Linda, I looked at a lot of 50's teams yesterday and joined Beauty Over 50 because of your post beginning the Intro thread. I want a place where I can be myself, find support and see the beauty in my life as it is today. You summed that up beautifully in your post. Thank you. <BR> <BR> My name is Cathy. I'll be 57 in October. I live with 3 adorable poodles. I've been as much as 300 pounds and I've been as small as 145. I cannot maintain 145 ... or even 155. My doctor and I agreed in May on ... Mon, 22 Aug 2016 04:21:19 EST Question of the day, August 16 In your opinion....Is it better to live where there are four seasons or where one season takes up most of the year? Tue, 16 Aug 2016 11:49:10 EST Fitness; Beyond Your Gym Attendance. <BR> Fitness; Beyond Your Gym Attendance <BR> -Bonnie Pfiester <BR> <BR> "Have you heard that saying, “you can stand in the garage, but that doesn’t make you a car? Well the same applies to fitness. <BR> <BR> Going to the gym doesn’t make you fit. Even doing an occasional intense workout doesn’t necessarily get you fit either. <BR> Your body needs a lot more than just regular gym attendance – it needs a healthy lifestyle. <BR> Being fit requires eating for fuel, giving your body the nutr... Mon, 15 Aug 2016 10:27:34 EST Question of the Day, August 15 <BR> Do you prefer to watch movies in the theater or in the comfort of your own home? Mon, 15 Aug 2016 10:23:12 EST Question of the Day, August 12 <BR> <BR> What was the last movie you watched? How was it? <em>272</em> Fri, 12 Aug 2016 11:15:55 EST Question of the Day, August 11 Are you a saver or a spender? Thu, 11 Aug 2016 10:52:09 EST Question of the Day, August 10 <BR> What was the worst book you had to read in high school? Wed, 10 Aug 2016 11:35:44 EST Question of the day, August 9 <BR> What type of kid were you (e.g. spoiled, rebellious, well-behaved, quiet...)? Tue, 9 Aug 2016 08:54:07 EST .Not Deciding. <BR> Not Deciding <BR> -Bonnie Pfiester <BR> <BR> "Not deciding to make a decision to get fit is making the decision to stay the same today. <BR> The problem is, as each day passes, you continue to get more and more out of shape – as well as waste valuable time you could be making progress. <BR> Unfortunately, if you don’t make a decision to start today, six months from now you will look back and realize how far you would have gotten if you just had acted on your desire to change your life ... Mon, 8 Aug 2016 09:17:55 EST Question of the day, August 8 <BR> Do you text more or call more? Why? Mon, 8 Aug 2016 09:11:28 EST Question of the day, August 5 <BR> <BR> What cartoons did you watch as a child? Fri, 5 Aug 2016 09:30:04 EST Question of the Day, August 2 <BR> <BR> Records, tapes, CDs, MP3s. Which did you grow up with? What is good and bad about each? Tue, 2 Aug 2016 11:31:41 EST For The Health Of It FOR THE HEALTH OF IT <BR> -UNKNOWN <BR> <BR> Sure, losing weight makes you look great, but it can make you feel, physically, like a millions bucks, too. <BR> Countless people have lost weight and discovered all the health benefits that can go along with fewer trips to the doctor, more energy, and a fuller life, just to name a few. <BR> <BR> It's your turn! If the idea of losing weight for the appearance of it all doesn't keep you motivated, take time today to think about all the health bene... Mon, 1 Aug 2016 10:58:49 EST Question of the Day, August 1 <BR> <BR> If you could bring back one TV show that was cancelled, which one would you bring back? Mon, 1 Aug 2016 10:48:11 EST Question of the day, July 29 What was the first band (or singer) that you really loved when you were a teenager? Do you still like them now? Fri, 29 Jul 2016 09:01:58 EST Question of the Day, July 28 <BR> <BR> What is the longest book you have read? Thu, 28 Jul 2016 10:58:48 EST Question of the day, July 27 <BR> What’s the funniest TV series you have seen? Wed, 27 Jul 2016 08:28:16 EST Question of the Day July 26 <BR> What is something that you can learn in ten minutes that will be useful for the rest of your life? Tue, 26 Jul 2016 11:04:46 EST As We Get Older, Exercise Is more Important. This is from fitness trainer Ellen Barrett; <BR> <BR> "Well, it's my birthday this week, so I thought it apropos to write a post about aging. I’m not going to lie and be like, “Oh, I looovvvve getting older”. I should be like that, and I really thought I would be like that, but alas, I’m akin to most of my fellow 40something females - discombobulated by it all. However, I’ve given it a lot of thought, and viewed it from all angles, and the way I see it is this: the problem isn’t aging. The p... Mon, 25 Jul 2016 09:33:34 EST Question of the day, July 25 <BR> Who would be the worst person to be stuck in an elevator with? How about the best person to be stuck in an elevator with? Mon, 25 Jul 2016 09:28:28 EST Re-Sparking I am getting re-involved in Sparking and remembered my best success was when I was active on spark teams and the best support was mutual among spark friends, Thought I'd start here! I'm 61 and live in the gulf coast part of Texas. I love playing with makeup - possibly and extension of my love of paint and fabric and color. My goal is to stay active and healthy. I ve just come off of an unsuccessful year at weight watchers and decided to go back to tracking here since I know it works. This is ... Thu, 21 Jul 2016 08:48:47 EST Just joined this Team Hi! I was not sure how to post on here. I am 66 years old and have maybe 40 to 50 pounds to lose. I have pretty much let myself go since gaining a lot of weight. I have quit wearing makeup except for special occasions. I think if I get back into wearing makeup once again and taking more care with my hair and how I dress I will fell much better about myself. I am hoping this Team will help me along the way. I was reading some of the posts, and I, like another member, will not spend a lot of mo... Sat, 16 Jul 2016 22:48:32 EST Question of the Day, July 15 <BR> What weird or useless talent do you have? Fri, 15 Jul 2016 09:14:59 EST Question of the Day, July 13 <BR> Who, besides your parents, had the biggest impact on your life? Wed, 13 Jul 2016 12:01:35 EST QOTD July 12 What trends did you follow when you were a teenager? Tue, 12 Jul 2016 09:57:06 EST Toss Out The Negative Thinking Toss Out The Negative Thinking <BR> -Unknown <BR> <BR> Can you believe that as many as 90,000 thoughts a day pass through our brains? Most of those thoughts are the same ones, over and over. The trouble is, that if a majority of our thoughts are negative, repetition will make them seem like truth. Thoughts like "I'm fat, I'll never lose weight" make losing weight nearly impossible. <BR> <BR> The good news is that since we have the ability to program ourselves to believe negative things, ... Mon, 11 Jul 2016 10:08:03 EST Question of the Day, July 11 <BR> What word or saying from the past do you think should come back? Or what current word or saying would you like to go away? Mon, 11 Jul 2016 10:01:18 EST Team Guidelines We ask that if you join this team, you post on a thread at least once a week and participate. What's the point of joining otherwise? <BR> <BR> Please join our Team Challenge. Some of us are the weight we should be, others are trying to lose. It is a battle to maintain health after 50. <BR> <BR> Please reach out to other team members with a word of encouragement. Post on their blogs, give them a goodie or post a positive encouraging word on their page. <BR> <BR> Please reach out to the ... Fri, 8 Jul 2016 08:50:52 EST Question of the Day, July 6 What do you bring with you everywhere you go? (Aside from purse, wallet, cell phone and keys.) <BR> Wed, 6 Jul 2016 12:18:34 EST Question of the day, July 5 <BR> <BR> Where is the most beautiful place near where you live? Tue, 5 Jul 2016 09:10:53 EST .Do You Know Why You Workout? This is from fitness trainer Ellen Barrett; <BR> <BR> I’m a noticer. I notice the not-so-obvious things about people, places and things, like how my dog, when sniffing, wiggles her nose like Samantha in Bewitched, or how in my new little hometown, there are quartz rocks mixed into 200 year old stonewalls. Since I began in the fit biz in 1989, I’ve noticed people’s underlying fitness motivation and have also noticed how important it is to have the right motivation. This begs me to ask: do yo... Mon, 4 Jul 2016 10:00:53 EST Question of the day, July 4 <BR> What is something that really annoys you but doesn’t bother most people? Mon, 4 Jul 2016 09:52:11 EST Question of the day, July 1 <BR> <BR> If you had to change your name, what would your new name be? Fri, 1 Jul 2016 09:41:33 EST Question of the Day, June 30 What game show (past or present) do you think you'd do really well on as a contestant? Thu, 30 Jun 2016 11:22:03 EST Question of the Day, June 29 Where is the worst place you have been stuck for a long time? Wed, 29 Jun 2016 06:56:30 EST Question of the Day, June 28 <BR> <BR> Where is the most beautiful place you have been? Tue, 28 Jun 2016 12:24:39 EST Progress, Not Perfection Progress, Not Perfection <BR> -Jessica Smith <BR> <BR> Let go of the need to be “perfect” with your healthy eating and exercise plan. No one is perfect (not even those perfectly-sculpted physiques you see on your Instagram feed). Instead, tune into the progress you are making. Rather than focusing in on what you aren’t doing “perfectly” (you had to miss one workout, you ate those cookies), give yourself credit for what you are doing! Consistent, daily steps forward can help keep you moving ... Mon, 27 Jun 2016 08:28:48 EST Question of the Day, June 27 <BR> What is the strangest dream you have ever had? Mon, 27 Jun 2016 08:23:17 EST Question of the day, June 24 <BR> Have you ever spoke in front of a large group of people? How did it go? Fri, 24 Jun 2016 06:46:24 EST Question of the Day, June 23 <BR> Are you a very organized person? Thu, 23 Jun 2016 09:19:33 EST Question of the day, June 22 <BR> If you opened a business, what kind of business would it be? Wed, 22 Jun 2016 07:40:43 EST Question of the Day, June 21 If you had intro music, what song would it be? Why? Tue, 21 Jun 2016 08:04:52 EST 4 Questions To Ask Before You Try To Lose Weight. 4 Questions to Ask Before You Try to Lose Weight - Again <BR> -Melissa McCreery <BR> <BR> <BR> If you want to avoid the weight loss roller coaster-and the emotional turmoil that can accompany it, ask yourself the following four questions before you start moving forward with your weight loss resolutions. <BR> <BR> 1. Why are you in this same place again? In other words, what HASN'T worked in the past? Where have the plans fallen apart? Why did you lose your motivation? What part of past pro... Mon, 20 Jun 2016 09:41:11 EST Question of the Day, June 20 What is something that is popular now that annoys you? Mon, 20 Jun 2016 09:35:40 EST Question of the day, June 17 What was the last thing you were angry about? Fri, 17 Jun 2016 10:58:44 EST Question of the Day, June 16 Did you go to your high school prom? Thu, 16 Jun 2016 10:38:32 EST What do you think about a closed team? We have only a few of us who participate on this team. Just a thought, how about a closed team? Invitation only. <BR> <BR> I never understood why people would join a team not to participate. <BR> <BR> I am a member of one closed team... <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts? Thu, 16 Jun 2016 09:22:18 EST Need To Vent? Do It Here And Get It Over With! This thread is for our health challenges only, not life in general. <BR> <BR> Usually Sparkpeople as a whole do not like complainers or whiners. Over 50 we have some real challenges and may need to vent. So do it here. <BR> <BR> We know you will get over it usually quickly, but sometimes we just need to vent to someone. <BR> Wed, 15 Jun 2016 09:37:05 EST Question of the day ,June 14 What did you have second thoughts about? Tue, 14 Jun 2016 07:05:58 EST Small Plate One of the things that helps me on this journey is to use a smaller plate or bowl for my meals. Do you do this? If so, does it work for you? <BR> <BR> Think about weigh and measure your food portions...but if you put it on a big plate, it might not look like much food. But if you put it on a smaller plate, it looks like you are getting more. <BR> <BR> Here is an interesting article with great visuals to help you to see why using a smaller plate can help; <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>w... Mon, 13 Jun 2016 08:35:38 EST Question of the day, June 13 What is your favorite kind of movie? (Horror, comedy, romantic comedy, etc) <BR> <BR> <em>272</em> Mon, 13 Jun 2016 08:28:47 EST Question of the Day, June 10 What woke you up this morning? At what time? <BR> <em>128</em> Fri, 10 Jun 2016 07:05:09 EST Question of the Day, June 9 Imagine that you were doing a gift exchange. You didn't know exactly who the gift is for, only that it is for a woman, and that the price limit is around $20 to $25. What would you get them? <BR> <BR> <em>144</em> <BR> Thu, 9 Jun 2016 12:14:49 EST Question of the Day, June 8 Do you like scented candles? What is your favorite brand and/or scent? Wed, 8 Jun 2016 12:06:46 EST Question of the Day, June 7 Have you ever lost your purse or wallet? Was it returned to you? Tue, 7 Jun 2016 07:20:02 EST Overeating. <BR> "Sometimes people will say:"But I just like the taste of food. <BR> In fact, I love the taste! Why can't it be that simple? I overeat because I like food." <BR> <BR> But. When you like something, you pay attention to it. <BR> <BR> When you like take time with it. <BR> <BR> You want to be present every moment of the rapture. Overeating does not lead to rapture. <BR> <BR> It leads to burping and farting and being so sick that you can't think of anythin... Mon, 6 Jun 2016 08:27:02 EST Question of the day, June 6 What was the tastiest thing you ate yesterday? <em>4</em> Mon, 6 Jun 2016 08:26:10 EST Question of the day, June 3 What is a food that you like the smell of, but not the taste of? Fri, 3 Jun 2016 11:13:34 EST What Is YOUR Biggest Challenge? I realized that I am just stuck on this weight and have no time for exercise. I am working my business in the morning, fixing breakfast, getting ready for work, working, getting dinner ready, working my business in the evening, winding down at 9 pm with some TV and doing it all again the next day. I have got to find or create time for 30 minutes of exercise again! Plus this thing with my BIL has disrupted and stressed out all our family's lives. <BR> <BR> So what is your challenge? Fri, 3 Jun 2016 09:26:02 EST Question of the day, June 2 <BR> What is your best childhood memory? Thu, 2 Jun 2016 09:13:53 EST Question of the Day, June 1 Do you have any plans for the summer? <em>298</em> Wed, 1 Jun 2016 11:01:59 EST .Commitment. <BR> Commitment <BR> -Bonnie Pfiester <BR> <BR> "TD Jakes once said (in a church service) “there is probably more talent in this audience than is on this stage,but they lack commitment”. I think of all the people I know who could have been pro athletes or music super stars, but are secret hidden talents because they lacked commitment and persistence. <BR> <BR> Some of the best champions are not THE best, they are just the ones that refuse to give up – and the same goes with fitness. <BR> T... Mon, 30 May 2016 09:13:14 EST Question of the Day, May 30 What do you need in order to get a good nights sleep? (Fan in the room? Perfect darkness? Etc.) <BR> <em>102</em> Mon, 30 May 2016 09:04:42 EST Question of the Day, May 28 What saying do you really dislike? For me it is whenever someone refers to someplace as their "stomping grounds." I don't know why, but that saying just really annoys me! Sat, 28 May 2016 11:18:47 EST Question of the Day, May 27 My home air conditioning isn't working, and its really hot here, but fortunately the repairman is coming out today. What was the last thing in your home that needed a repairman? <BR> <em>67</em> <em>259</em> <em>198</em> Fri, 27 May 2016 08:55:12 EST Question of the Day, May 26 What was the last item of clothing you bought for yourself, and where did you buy it from? <BR> <BR> <em>346</em> Thu, 26 May 2016 07:20:10 EST Question of the day, May 25 What didn't turn out the way you thought it would? Wed, 25 May 2016 07:19:01 EST Question of the day, May 24 What did you have for dinner last night? <em>4</em> Tue, 24 May 2016 08:47:56 EST ~ Do Not Focus So Much On The Finish Line... <BR> Do Not Focus So Much On The Finish Line That You Forget To Enjoy The Journey <BR> -Jessica Smith <BR> <BR> Sometimes we’re so focused on reaching a certain weight or size that we forget to enjoy the moment we’re living in right now! Let go of the idea that you’ll be happier, more successful, etc. once you are able to fit back into your skinny jeans, and step into your life today. Learning to enjoy the present is not only a healthy habit; it can also help you stay more motivated to keep... Mon, 23 May 2016 09:00:39 EST Question of the Day, May 23 <BR> <BR> What is one thing you're always really glad you did? <BR> Mon, 23 May 2016 08:53:48 EST Question of the day, May 20 What was the best part of yesterday? Fri, 20 May 2016 11:23:48 EST Question of the day, May 19 What do you think of the changes Sparkpeople has made to our Spark pages? Thu, 19 May 2016 07:54:56 EST Question of the Day May 18 How often do you go the hair salon? Do you always use the same stylist? Wed, 18 May 2016 10:03:25 EST QOTD May 17 Do you like yogurt? Whats your favorite kind/flavor? <BR> <em>470</em> Tue, 17 May 2016 09:21:16 EST One Step... <BR> One Step <BR> (Unknown) <BR> <BR> Foolish people with all their other thoughts, have this one too: They are always getting ready to live, but never living. <BR> <BR> Your success will start when you begin to pursue it. To reach your goal or to attain success, you don’t need to know all of the answers in advance. You just need to have a clear idea of what your goal is. <BR> <BR> Don’t procrastinate when faced with difficult problems. Break your problems into parts, and handle one part... Mon, 16 May 2016 10:47:31 EST Question of the Day, May 16 <BR> Would you ever consider living abroad permanently? <BR> <em>432</em> <em>535</em> <em>534</em> <BR> Mon, 16 May 2016 10:44:35 EST Question of the day, May 13 It is Friday the 13th! Are you superstitious? Fri, 13 May 2016 09:42:49 EST Question of the Day, May 10 Are there any TV shows or movies that you've seen so many times that you can quote parts of it? (More than just a single line.) Tue, 10 May 2016 11:49:25 EST Question of the Day, May 9 Have you ever "re-gifted" a present to someone else? <BR> <em>144</em> Mon, 9 May 2016 08:40:21 EST Never Give Up On A Dream Never Give Up On a Dream <BR> -Unknown <BR> <BR> Patience and persistence make dreams come true. It's easy to get impatient and frustrated while working hard to achieve your goals that still seem far away. When you get that inkling to give up, remember this old saying; <BR> <BR> "Winner never quit, and quitters never win." <BR> <BR> This positive energy that you create paves the way for your hopes and dreams to come true. Just when you think you're at your wits end, put this mantra at the... Mon, 9 May 2016 08:33:35 EST Question of the day, May 5 What was the last nice thing someone did for you? Thu, 5 May 2016 09:26:09 EST Question of the day, May 4 Have you ever in your life picked up a hitch hiker? Or have you ever hitch hiked? Wed, 4 May 2016 10:22:31 EST Question of the day, May 3 What is the fanciest, strangest or worst restaurant you've ever eaten at? Tue, 3 May 2016 07:22:18 EST Who You Know You Must Be <BR> <BR> Who You Know You Must Be <BR> - Ralph Marston <BR> <BR> Are you having trouble getting motivated to move toward your dream? Then make your dream bigger, more meaningful and more compelling. <BR> <BR> Go ahead and make your dream so beautifully imposing that you cannot avoid being pushed forward by it. <BR> Reach deep within yourself, connect with your authentic essence, and dare to dream what you truly wish to dream. <BR> <BR> Dreams are not just for the young and ambitious. T... Mon, 2 May 2016 11:12:06 EST Question of the day, May 2 What was the last song that was stuck in your head? Mon, 2 May 2016 10:58:21 EST Question of the Day, April 29 Who was your celebrity crush when you were a teenager? Fri, 29 Apr 2016 09:11:52 EST Question of the day, April 27 What are you a good example of? Wed, 27 Apr 2016 09:16:37 EST Question of the Day, April 26 If you were stuck on a deserted island, what five books would you want to have with you? <BR> <BR> <em>47</em> Tue, 26 Apr 2016 07:42:31 EST Falling Off The Exercise Wagon. This is from fitness trainer Jari Love; <BR> <BR> <BR> The universe will provide plenty of excuses for falling off the exercise wagon if you’re looking for one. <BR> <BR> Is this you? Have you relapsed into your old unhealthy habits? <BR> <BR> The sad truth is that nearly everyone who started off this year with strong fitness goals has by now given up. I sincerely hope that this is not you. <BR> <BR> This is the cycle that happens when you fall off the exercise wagon, and here’s how to ... Mon, 25 Apr 2016 08:30:50 EST Question of the day, April 25 What time of day do you have the most energy? Mon, 25 Apr 2016 08:24:07 EST Question of the Day, April 22 <BR> Would you rather be able to see the future, or change the past? Fri, 22 Apr 2016 09:25:04 EST Question of the day, April 21 Would you rather talk like Yoda or breathe like Darth Vader? <BR> <em>334</em> Thu, 21 Apr 2016 07:40:16 EST Question of the day, April 20 What is the last thing that you lost or misplaced? Did you find it? Wed, 20 Apr 2016 09:08:58 EST Question of the day, April 19 What is a food that you've never even tasted but you already know you don't like it? Tue, 19 Apr 2016 07:41:26 EST Wanting To Binge? Wanting to Binge? <BR> -Geneen Roth <BR> <BR> "Wanting to binge means: Stop, slow down, be curious about why food seems to be the answer to everything. <BR> <BR> Wanting to binge is a way to get your own attention. <BR> <BR> When you want to binge, it's as if you were jumping up and down with a banner that says, "I need you to notice me now!" <BR> <BR> So go ahead. Notice yourself. Be kind. Be tender. Be curious. You'll be surprised at what happens. <BR> <BR> (Trust me--it'll be good.) <... Mon, 18 Apr 2016 10:39:30 EST Question of the Day, April 18 I read this Spark article with questions and answers from the Spark coaches. I thought it would be interesting if we answered the same questions. Here is the link to the article; <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ion_articles.asp?id=467 </link> <BR> <BR> Here are the questions, I look forward to seeing your answers! <BR> <BR> 1. In my fridge, you'll always find......... <BR> 2. My favorite "go to" exercise is...... <BR> 3. When I usually workout; <BR> 4. My bigges... Mon, 18 Apr 2016 10:33:32 EST Question of the day April 15 What fitness equipment do you own? Fri, 15 Apr 2016 07:51:21 EST Question of the Day, April 14 Have you ever won a contest, raffle drawing, or anything like that? What was your prize? Thu, 14 Apr 2016 08:58:40 EST Question of the Day, April 13 Imagine that you are house hunting, and you just found the PERFECT house for a price that is under your budget. Now imagine that there is a cemetery right next door. Would that be a deal killer? Wed, 13 Apr 2016 08:51:03 EST Question of the day, April 12 In the room you're in....what is the newest thing, and what is the oldest thing? Tue, 12 Apr 2016 06:58:46 EST .How To Fall In Love With Exercising. This is from fitness trainer Ellen Barrett: <BR> <BR> The truly fit – the forever fit - are in love with exercise and they do it day in and day out, GLADLY. I am not kidding folks. THEY WORKOUT GLADLY. Does this seem impossible? If so, keep reading. Here are the three steps to falling in love with exercise: <BR> <BR> Step One: Start Feeling Instead of Thinking <BR> Your brain doesn’t know best. Your body does.You are the only person that knows what your body is telling you and your body com... Mon, 11 Apr 2016 09:44:54 EST Question of the Day, April 11 <BR> What is the most disgusting thing you've ever eaten? Mon, 11 Apr 2016 09:39:56 EST Question of the day, April 7 <BR> What are some of the different jobs that you have had in your life? <BR> Thu, 7 Apr 2016 07:42:36 EST Question of the day, April 6 <BR> Would you rather be stuck for 6 hours on a broken elevator or a broken ski lift? Wed, 6 Apr 2016 09:44:26 EST Question of the day, April 5 <BR> Where do your pets sleep? Tue, 5 Apr 2016 07:38:54 EST More Physical Activity This is from fitness trainer Denise Austin; <BR> <BR> "Keeping up with your exercise sessions- a walk, bike ride, a strength-training workout- is great and goes a long way toward burning calories and making you feel fit. But don’t forget the importance of working more physical activity into your daily routine! One easy way to remind yourself is to think about every little step you take. This helps keep your body burning calories all day long. If you’re sitting all day your body isn’t burning... Mon, 4 Apr 2016 09:23:13 EST QOTD...March 4 If you had to choose just one place to vacation at for every vacation you take for the rest of your life, what place would you choose and why? Mon, 4 Apr 2016 09:14:27 EST QOTD...April 3 What is your favorite flower? <em>125</em> Sun, 3 Apr 2016 12:01:22 EST What Foundation Do You Use? I am searching again for foundation that won't settle into fine lines and pores, that will give good coverage and will last a long time. I do use primer. <BR> <BR> What do you use? What do you like? I won't spend more than $40 on it. Thu, 31 Mar 2016 10:47:54 EST QOTD...March 29 How often do you weigh yourself, and what do you usually wear for a weigh in? Tue, 29 Mar 2016 07:48:13 EST War & Peace This is from fitness trainer Ellen Barret; <BR> <BR> "War is defined as a state of conflict. It’s synonymous with hate, separation and struggle. When there is war between nations, we consider it a horrible situation and we count our blessings that that war is not taking place on our turf, yet everyday, millions of us perpetuate a war inside ourselves in our workouts. <BR> <BR> If you look at the aforementioned synonyms, their direct opposites - love, union, ease – are actually what a proper... Mon, 28 Mar 2016 08:35:04 EST QOTD March 28 <BR> What is on the walls of the room you are in? Mon, 28 Mar 2016 08:13:12 EST Fun quiz...what is your Easter bunny name? <img src=""> Sat, 26 Mar 2016 09:30:52 EST Question of the day, March 25th What was the clothing style like during your high school years? What did you typically wear on a school day? Fri, 25 Mar 2016 11:17:28 EST As We Get Older, Exercise Becomes More Important Great motivation here from fitness trainer Ellen Barrett; <BR> <BR> "Well, it's my birthday this week, so I thought it apropos to write a post about aging. I’m not going to lie and be like, “Oh, I looovvvve getting older”. I should be like that, and I really thought I would be like that, but alas, I’m akin to most of my fellow 40something females - discombobulated by it all. However, I’ve given it a lot of thought, and viewed it from all angles, and the way I see it is this: the problem isn’... Thu, 24 Mar 2016 19:28:37 EST Do You Pinterest? I find myself lost in Pinterest many days. There are so many cool things there! How about you? Sat, 5 Mar 2016 11:02:10 EST Leap Year Traditions <link><BR>-life/9-leap-year-traditions--and-supe<BR>rstitions--from-around-the-world-384756.html </link> <BR> <BR> And another <BR> <link><BR>bruary-29.html </link> Mon, 29 Feb 2016 08:42:28 EST 22 Healthy Foods that Don't Spoil Easily <link><BR>ods-that-dont-spoil/ </link> <BR> Thought this might be of interest. Mon, 15 Feb 2016 19:45:23 EST Lipstick Tips For Our Age Since we were discussing the "bleed", I found this article. Hope you like it. <BR> <link><BR>ick-Tips-For-Older-Women.htm </link> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 10:41:53 EST Valentines Day; Not Just For Lovers <em>26</em> <em>8</em> <em>26</em> <em>8</em> <em>26</em> <em>8</em> <em>26</em> <em>8</em> <em>26</em> <BR> Valentines Day is NOT only for Lovers <BR> by Catherine Pulsifer <BR> <BR> You may ask, "how do I love myself?". Here are some suggestions that you can do on Valentines Day to love yourself. <BR> <BR> 1. Look around you and appreciate those who care about you. Be thankful they are in your life. <BR> <BR> 2. Make a list of all the things you like about your... Tue, 9 Feb 2016 09:31:45 EST Getting Older How do you feel about getting older? <BR> <BR> <BR> for me: mixed feelings. considering the alternative, it's great! Sun, 31 Jan 2016 21:16:46 EST How old are you? I'm being nosy here. <BR> <BR> Since we are all over 50 (see team name), I'm wondering how old everyone is. <BR> Care to share? <BR> <BR> I am 57. Mon, 25 Jan 2016 22:04:05 EST Silly Subjects Post something for everyone to answer, if you want to play along. <BR> <BR> First question, <BR> What would you do with a billion dollars? Tue, 12 Jan 2016 12:11:55 EST Denise Austin; How To Get In Shape After Holidays I thought this was a good link to share; <BR> <BR> <link><BR>n-7-tips-on-how-to-get-in-shape-this-n<BR>ew-year/597938/?utm_source=Purchases&a<BR>mp;utm_campaign=6ee83ca517-Haute_Livin<BR>g1_8_2016&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm<BR>_term=0_70be899a9e-6ee83ca517-219128785 </link> Sun, 10 Jan 2016 10:41:21 EST What is your New Year's Day Tradition? Here in the South, we eat black-eyed peas for good luck. Since I am low carbing, this year I will make a kind of hot sauce with black-eyed peas and use my low carb tortillas, baked, to dip, like hot sauce, AKA salsa. <BR> <BR> Dh and I don't really have any other traditions for New Years day except for Rose Parade watching and taking down Christmas decorations. <BR> <BR> My mother used to say, "What you do on New Year's Day you will be doing all year." So it looks like eating low carb and... Thu, 31 Dec 2015 12:05:41 EST Monday Weigh In or Check In Use this thread to post your weight OR pounds lost OR inches lost. <BR> <BR> My starting is 195. Mon, 28 Dec 2015 16:23:19 EST How I maintain my beauty Now I never thought I was beautiful, but the name of the team is Beauty Over 50. <BR> <BR> Some of us might think it is a challenge to keep your looks past a certain age, which is why I posted this in the Team Challenge section. <BR> <BR> Let's give each other our tips for staying beautiful! <BR> <BR> Here is what I do: <BR> 1. I try to drink a lot of water each day. <BR> 2. I wash my face twice a day. <BR> 3. I brush my teeth and floss twice a day. <BR> 4. I wear makeup every day, eve... Sat, 26 Dec 2015 11:03:29 EST You CAN Get Fit And Lose Weight In 2016 Let's get a jump start on our New Year plans! <BR> <BR> We have already proven that being over 50 is not an obstacle to losing weight, or losing inches (if you don't weigh) <BR> <BR> Let's do a daily and monthly challenge this year! <BR> <BR> I still need to get that 40 pounds off, so that is my goal. <BR> <BR> My reward will be a new wardrobe since I will not have weighed that in many years. <BR> <BR> I plan to do this by exercise daily and sticking to low carb with a twice a month extr... Sat, 26 Dec 2015 10:50:28 EST My Christmas Wish For You <em>445</em> <em>26</em> <em>445</em> <em>26</em> <em>445</em> <em>26</em> <em>445</em> <em>26</em> <em>445</em> <em>26</em> <em>445</em> <BR> <BR> My Christmas Wish For You <BR> by Ruth Kephart <BR> <BR> My Christmas wish for you, my friend <BR> Is not a simple one <BR> For I wish you hope and joy and peace <BR> Days filled with warmth and sun <BR> <BR> I wish you love and friendship too <BR> Throughout the coming year <BR> Lots of laughter and happiness ... Fri, 25 Dec 2015 09:15:18 EST ...If You See a Fat Man.... <em>446</em> <em>8</em> <em>446</em> <em>8</em> <em>446</em> <em>8</em> <em>446</em> <em>8</em> <em>446</em> <em>8</em> <em>446</em> <BR> <BR> "If you see a fat man, who’s jolly and cute, <BR> wearing a beard and a red flannel suit; <BR> And if he is chuckling and laughing away, <BR> while flying around in a miniature sleigh; <BR> With eight tiny reindeer to pull him along; <BR> Then – let’s face it – Your eggnog’s too strong!!" <BR> -Unknown <BR> <BR> <... Thu, 24 Dec 2015 07:28:25 EST I made myself a snowball.... <BR> I made myself a snowball, <BR> As perfect as could be, <BR> I thought I'd keep it as a pet, <BR> And let it sleep with me. <BR> <BR> I made it some pajamas, <BR> And a pillow for its head, <BR> Then last night it ran away, <BR> But first - it wet the bed! <BR> (~Shel Silverstein) Wed, 23 Dec 2015 12:55:00 EST Style Secrets of the Fashionistas Over 80 Yes, we are just over 50, but what will we be at 80, 90, 100? Thought you might find this interesting! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>0293103/Style-secrets-of-the-fabulous-<BR>fashionistas-average-age-80.html </link> <BR> <BR> I love the quote about beige. Tue, 22 Dec 2015 15:30:48 EST Lessons From A Snowman Lessons From A Snowman <BR> <BR> *It's okay if you're a little bottom heavy. <BR> Hold your ground, even when the heat is on. <BR> Wearing white is always appropriate. <BR> Winter is the best of the four seasons. <BR> It takes a few extra rolls to make a good midsection. <BR> There's nothing better than a foul weather friend. <BR> The key to life is to be a jolly, happy soul. <BR> It's not the size of the carrot, but the placement that counts. <BR> We're all made up of mostly water. <BR> You... Tue, 22 Dec 2015 08:10:45 EST Christmas Game Want to play? <BR> <BR> Let's go from A to Z thinking of all the things of Christmas. <BR> <BR> I will start. <BR> <BR> ANGELS Mon, 14 Dec 2015 13:07:17 EST Clothes upon your Skin? Have you noticed ( or is it just me?) that some clothes feel itchy? <BR> <BR> Is it due to: our skin aging <BR> or <BR> developing sensitives <BR> or <BR> what the clothes are made out of now-a-days? Sun, 13 Dec 2015 19:16:35 EST What is your best feature? Mine is my skin, laugh, and eyes. <BR> <BR> What is your best feature? Tue, 8 Dec 2015 11:16:45 EST What is your greatest beauty challenge? Mine is weight, slow metabolism, and hair, not enough of it. <BR> <BR> What is your biggest beauty challenge? Tue, 8 Dec 2015 11:15:43 EST Reading preferences? Have you noticed that your reading preferences have changed over the years? <BR> <BR> Mon, 23 Nov 2015 23:07:26 EST Dressing up? Do you dress up when you go out? Mon, 23 Nov 2015 23:06:45 EST Just joined this group Hi, my name is Suzanne but I go by Ruthie when it's a Christian group, but I answer to both! <BR> So hi! I think the goals are good here and I am so highly motivated right now, being new to SparkPeople and have joined just three days ago. I just did the abs video with the coach who I can't remember her name but got to spin the wheel today also! It was silly fun! I hope everyone is having a great Saturday and thank you for letting me join! Sat, 14 Nov 2015 14:54:24 EST November Chat November is finally here. I went to church today and came home and crashed out. I am coughing. Part of it, but getting better. <BR> <BR> I want soup, but have to go get it and don't want to leave the house. Could have Chinese soup delivered, but not wanting that kind! Ah well. <BR> <BR> I love November. It is my birthday month and I love the weather changes here in Texas when November comes along. Sun, 1 Nov 2015 19:28:36 EST Do you? Just wondering because of the name of this Team: <BR> <BR> Do you feel beautiful? <BR> <BR> Do you feel 50 and over?? <BR> <BR> <em>204</em> Sun, 18 Oct 2015 22:20:57 EST October Chat What are your plans for October? I have been looking at wigs... thinning on top. I would just wear the wig to meetings and church, etc. For around the house and grocery shopping, no. <BR> <BR> My weight hit a milestone this week. I am at 200. Looking forward to being under 200. I am 5'7" and large frame, wider at the top, so 160 would be the ideal weight for me. That will be a size 14. I weighed 140 most of my younger years, even in high school and looked thin. I thought I was overw... Fri, 2 Oct 2015 11:59:34 EST Great Fall Get In Gear Weekly Weigh In / Check In Each Monday, check in or weigh in on this thread. <BR> <BR> I am at 203 right now. Tue, 22 Sep 2015 19:37:25 EST Great Fall Get In Gear Chat Thread Let's chat about what we are doing and our plans on this thread. I will have a weigh-in/check-in thread next week. <BR> <BR> My plan is low carb, 11 to 20 carbs at each meal, exercise 5 days a week. <BR> <BR> Plus, during all this I am doing a 90 day push with my business. <BR> <BR> Goals all around! Thu, 17 Sep 2015 11:55:16 EST The Great Fall Get In Gear Challenge Lets challenge ourselves for fall to get into shape by December 22. The Challenge will go from September 24 to December 22, the official Fall or Autumn Season. <BR> <BR> What will you do? Think about it this week. <BR> <BR> Let's exercise 30 minutes a day 5 days a week, or more, if you have time. <BR> <BR> Let's eat right, healthy, clean, watching out for high fat and bad carbs. <BR> <BR> Let's drink pure water, at least 8 glasses a day (8 oz. glasses) <BR> <BR> During the party season... Mon, 14 Sep 2015 11:02:07 EST 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 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