SparkPeople Beauty Over 50 Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=24019 For women who want to stay beautiful, strong and fit after age 50, 60 and beyond... SparkPeople Beauty Over 50 Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=24019 Question of the Day, July 28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x64855409 <BR> <BR> What is the longest book you have read? Thu, 28 Jul 2016 10:58:48 EST Question of the day, July 27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x64847436 <BR> What’s the funniest TV series you have seen? Wed, 27 Jul 2016 08:28:16 EST Question of the Day July 26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x64842068 <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. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30305x24019x64834338 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x64834309 <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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24019x64809277 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24019x64780681 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x64770337 <BR> What weird or useless talent do you have? Fri, 15 Jul 2016 09:14:59 EST Question of the Day, July 13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x64758304 <BR> Who, besides your parents, had the biggest impact on your life? Wed, 13 Jul 2016 12:01:35 EST QOTD July 12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x64749977 What trends did you follow when you were a teenager? Tue, 12 Jul 2016 09:57:06 EST Toss Out The Negative Thinking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30305x24019x64742517 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x64742441 <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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x64721623 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x64708812 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x64699737 <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? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30305x24019x64693487 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x64693398 <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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x64672362 <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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x64666033 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x64656407 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x64651653 <BR> <BR> Where is the most beautiful place you have been? Tue, 28 Jun 2016 12:24:39 EST Progress, Not Perfection http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30305x24019x64642283 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x64642249 <BR> What is the strangest dream you have ever had? Mon, 27 Jun 2016 08:23:17 EST Question of the day, June 24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x64620864 <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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x64615087 <BR> Are you a very organized person? Thu, 23 Jun 2016 09:19:33 EST Question of the day, June 22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x64607120 <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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x64600315 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. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30305x24019x64593540 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x64593485 What is something that is popular now that annoys you? Mon, 20 Jun 2016 09:35:40 EST Question of the day, June 17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x64574880 What was the last thing you were angry about? Fri, 17 Jun 2016 10:58:44 EST Question of the Day, June 16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x64568289 Did you go to your high school prom? Thu, 16 Jun 2016 10:38:32 EST What do you think about a closed team? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x64567731 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 Question of the day ,June 14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x64552840 What did you have second thoughts about? Tue, 14 Jun 2016 07:05:58 EST Small Plate http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30305x24019x64546429 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 it....you 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x64546370 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x64526710 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x64521938 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x64514853 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x64506008 Have you ever lost your purse or wallet? Was it returned to you? Tue, 7 Jun 2016 07:20:02 EST Overeating. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30305x24019x64498866 <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 something...love something...you 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x64498858 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x64479960 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? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13935x24019x64479144 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x64471670 <BR> What is your best childhood memory? Thu, 2 Jun 2016 09:13:53 EST Question of the Day, June 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x64464596 Do you have any plans for the summer? <em>298</em> Wed, 1 Jun 2016 11:01:59 EST .Commitment. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30305x24019x64448797 <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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x64448713 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x64437437 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x64430405 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x64422832 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x64416333 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x64409709 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... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30305x24019x64402555 <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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x64402499 <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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x64383722 What was the best part of yesterday? Fri, 20 May 2016 11:23:48 EST Question of the day, May 19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x64375362 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x64369254 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x64361850 Do you like yogurt? Whats your favorite kind/flavor? <BR> <em>470</em> Tue, 17 May 2016 09:21:16 EST One Step... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30305x24019x64354915 <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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x64354906 <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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x64333916 It is Friday the 13th! Are you superstitious? Fri, 13 May 2016 09:42:49 EST Question of the Day, May 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x64314009 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x64305100 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30305x24019x64305057 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x64278465 What was the last nice thing someone did for you? Thu, 5 May 2016 09:26:09 EST Question of the day, May 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x64271285 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x64262378 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30305x24019x64256568 <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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x64256488 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x64233333 Who was your celebrity crush when you were a teenager? Fri, 29 Apr 2016 09:11:52 EST Question of the day, April 27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x64219106 What are you a good example of? Wed, 27 Apr 2016 09:16:37 EST Question of the Day, April 26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x64211159 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. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30305x24019x64204456 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x64204388 What time of day do you have the most energy? Mon, 25 Apr 2016 08:24:07 EST Question of the Day, April 22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x64184117 <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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x64176318 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x64169656 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x64161051 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? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30305x24019x64154584 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x64154534 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>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motivat<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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x64131675 What fitness equipment do you own? Fri, 15 Apr 2016 07:51:21 EST Question of the Day, April 14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x64124503 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x64117042 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x64108687 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. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30305x24019x64102292 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x64102254 <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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x64071736 <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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x64064967 <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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x64055888 <BR> Where do your pets sleep? Tue, 5 Apr 2016 07:38:54 EST More Physical Activity http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30305x24019x64048536 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x64048473 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x64041610 What is your favorite flower? <em>125</em> Sun, 3 Apr 2016 12:01:22 EST What Foundation Do You Use? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10520x24019x64017080 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x63999902 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30305x24019x63992365 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x63992109 <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? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x63978748 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3c7b5b83-d1b4-406a-ab8b-7cbc05d7a5d9.jpg"> Sat, 26 Mar 2016 09:30:52 EST Question of the day, March 25th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x63972647 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x63968088 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? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x63824825 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10520x24019x63783660 <link>www.irishexaminer.com/examviral/real<BR>-life/9-leap-year-traditions--and-supe<BR>rstitions--from-around-the-world-384756.html </link> <BR> <BR> And another <BR> <link>www.timeanddate.com/date/leap-day-fe<BR>bruary-29.html </link> Mon, 29 Feb 2016 08:42:28 EST 22 Healthy Foods that Don't Spoil Easily http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x63682519 <link>authoritynutrition.com/22-healthy-fo<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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10520x24019x63650076 Since we were discussing the "bleed", I found this article. Hope you like it. <BR> <link>beauty.about.com/od/skincare/a/Lipst<BR>ick-Tips-For-Older-Women.htm </link> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 10:41:53 EST Valentines Day; Not Just For Lovers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x63634177 <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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x63565764 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? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x63518464 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13935x24019x63408267 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x63389878 I thought this was a good link to share; <BR> <BR> <link>hauteliving.com/2016/01/denise-austi<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? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10520x24019x63303069 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 How I maintain my beauty http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13935x24019x63266017 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 My Christmas Wish For You http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x63260683 <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.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x63254606 <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.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x63250660 <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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10520x24019x63244727 Yes, we are just over 50, but what will we be at 80, 90, 100? Thought you might find this interesting! <BR> <BR> <link>fashion.telegraph.co.uk/article/TMG1<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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x63241923 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13935x24019x63190436 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? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10520x24019x63184799 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? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10520x24019x63148827 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? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10520x24019x63148816 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? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x63048113 Have you noticed that your reading preferences have changed over the years? <BR> <BR> Mon, 23 Nov 2015 23:07:26 EST Dressing up? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x63048112 Do you dress up when you go out? Mon, 23 Nov 2015 23:06:45 EST Just joined this group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24019x62979554 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x62880357 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? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x62773542 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x62644186 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13935x24019x62564361 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13935x24019x62522490 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13935x24019x62496989 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x62388968 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10520x24019x62223841 I am allergic to formaldehyde, so I have to read all ingredients on everything... yep, these chemicals are still in the products! <BR> <link>www.motherearthliving.com/health-and<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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10520x24019x62220622 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> http://www.newbeauty.com/blog/dailybeaut<BR>y/8230-is-your-hair-aging-you/ Mon, 10 Aug 2015 10:01:02 EST August Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x62149179 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? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10520x24019x62015673 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? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13935x24019x61967401 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10520x24019x61951250 I found a great website with a fun Fashion Quiz. <link>www.fashionafter50.com/fashion-arche<BR>type.html </link> <BR> I hope you enjoy! <BR> Tue, 7 Jul 2015 13:54:13 EST July Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x61911141 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? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x61822776 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x61643720 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x61344466 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? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10520x24019x61344345 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? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13935x24019x61282593 Pictures or words here! <BR> <BR> Exercise every day! Tue, 21 Apr 2015 12:20:10 EST What Veggies Did You Eat Today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13935x24019x61282586 Picture or words here! Eat your veggies! Tue, 21 Apr 2015 12:19:14 EST What Am I Doing Today To Get Healthier? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13935x24019x61282575 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x61189377 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? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10520x24019x61150993 Spark has some great recipes, but so does 12 Tomatoes. <BR> Thought you might be interested. <BR> <link>12tomatoes.com/ </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)! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13935x24019x61074849 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! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10520x24019x61004724 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10520x24019x61004711 I was on Pinterest and thought you might like this. <BR> <link>beauty.about.com/od/spassalons/a/11-<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. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24019x60814024 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! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10520x24019x60812539 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x60801003 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13935x24019x60795082 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x60694722 thought this might interest you. <BR> <link>www.thehairstyler.com/features/artic<BR>les/hairstyles/the-right-hairstyle-for<BR>-your-face-shape </link> Wed, 18 Feb 2015 09:53:13 EST Metabolsim and Weight Loss http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10520x24019x60684931 Thought you might like this <BR> <link>www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/we<BR>ight-loss/in-depth/metabolism/art-2004<BR>6508 </link> Tue, 17 Feb 2015 10:08:35 EST February Birthday? Post it here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10520x24019x60630553 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? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10520x24019x60630545 Hmmm... deep subject. See what this blog has to say, <link>www.caloriecount.com/why-do-you-real<BR>ly-want-lose-b522331 </link> Wed, 11 Feb 2015 14:36:40 EST February 2015 Challenge and Check In http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13935x24019x60586746 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x60579901 Sorry, 6 days in, but here it is! <em>213</em> Fri, 6 Feb 2015 12:31:54 EST Laser Hair Removal http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x60576117 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x60558102 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x60522015 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... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x60445537 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 there..lol.. <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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x60265621 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10520x24019x60248618 How toxic are the ingredients in the products you use? Check it out! <BR> <BR> <link>www.ewg.org/skindeep/ </link> Wed, 7 Jan 2015 12:52:02 EST Have You Made A Vision Board? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13935x24019x60196914 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>www.makeavisionboard.com/what-is-a-v<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! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10520x24019x60176763 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10520x24019x60176748 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x60155976 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13935x24019x60155957 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! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13935x24019x60155937 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10520x24019x60138563 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10520x24019x60013198 Thought you might like this one! <BR> <link>www.fitnessmagazine.com/recipes/heal<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! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10520x24019x59951161 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13935x24019x59930306 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13935x24019x59915637 <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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24019x59874881 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x59838317 I sense a lack of participation lately... what is up? Any ideas? Sun, 23 Nov 2014 10:09:06 EST Healthy Recipes - Cold Weather http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10520x24019x59814129 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13935x24019x59620352 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! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10520x24019x59620079 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13935x24019x59522692 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... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24019x59522604 ... 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x59472814 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! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10520x24019x59463438 Were you born in October? Let us know the date! Wed, 15 Oct 2014 09:54:29 EST Shopping For Your Body Type http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10520x24019x59406399 thought this might be of interest. Usually we should know our body type by our 50's, some of you may not. <BR> <link>www.shopyourshape.com/ </link> <BR> Anyway, try it out! <BR> Have a great day! Thu, 9 Oct 2014 09:56:32 EST Frustrated http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x59388916 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? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x59388567 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? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x59364679 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! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10520x24019x59336656 Thought this might interest some of you. <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness<BR>_articles.asp?id=676 </link> Thu, 2 Oct 2014 15:41:27 EST October Challenge - Calories In Vs. Calories Out http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13935x24019x59241343 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>www.caloriesecrets.net/how-many-calo<BR>ries-should-i-burn-a-day-to-lose-weight... Tue, 23 Sep 2014 15:27:16 EST Hello From San Diego California http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24019x59162143 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13935x24019x59124547 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? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13935x24019x59054545 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13935x24019x59052154 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10520x24019x59043857 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? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10520x24019x59018700 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>www.glamour.com/fashion/2014/07/the-<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>www.the-perfect-jeans.com/ </link> <BR> This site has annoying pop ups, but good info on brands <BR> <link>www.fi... Tue, 2 Sep 2014 09:55:11 EST Article About Fitness Over 50 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10520x24019x58964826 Thought you might like this article. <BR> <link>www.befitoverfifty.com/ </link> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:16:10 EST How to feel good about the way you look http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10520x24019x58802497 You might find this interesting. <BR> <link>www.wikihow.com/Feel-Better-About-th<BR>e-Way-You-Look </link> Sun, 10 Aug 2014 19:56:13 EST change http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24019x58800719 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10520x24019x58771098 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>www.today.com/klgandhoda/after-she-l<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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13935x24019x58719379 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x58683775 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24019x58598633 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 ...? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10520x24019x58541763 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13935x24019x58522760 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>www.fitwatch.com/qkcalc/calculate-we<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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13935x24019x58500869 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>livingbetter50.com/hairstyles-perfec<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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13935x24019x58455893 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>www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,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>www.livestrong.com/ar... Mon, 7 Jul 2014 10:59:40 EST Inexpensive (And Good!) Makeup http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10520x24019x58399112 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>www.eyeslipsface.com/ </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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13935x24019x58372007 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13935x24019x58059651 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>health.howstuffworks.com/wellness/hy<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! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13935x24019x58037833 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! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24019x57730538 <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? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x57716209 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13935x24019x57714274 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! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10520x24019x57547076 Good Morning America had a segment about this subject this morning. <BR> <link>abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/exercise-st<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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10520x24019x57435745 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>www.rheumatic.org/sugar.htm </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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24019x57393119 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13935x24019x57346003 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? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10520x24019x57282476 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>fullplateliving.org/ </link> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 13:35:28 EST Small Challenges A to Z = E http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13935x24019x57269107 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>www.natural-homeremedies.com/howto/h<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! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10520x24019x57244909 This is just a fun thing to read. You CAN like every day of the week! <BR> <link>www.hitfmradio.com/who-says-mondays-<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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x57122508 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>www.collagevideo.com/main.aspx </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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13935x24019x57076848 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>www.skintypesolutions.com/newsletter<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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13935x24019x57016345 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>ezinearticles.com/?How-Body-pH-Can-A<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! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13935x24019x56988804 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24019x56696166 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13935x24019x56668768 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>www.hodu.com/edge.shtml </link> <BR> <BR> <link>sharpbrains.com/brainteasers/ </link> Thu, 6 Feb 2014 09:10:52 EST Setting up Your Beauty Spot http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x56660028 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!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13935x24019x56646363 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13935x24019x56403777 How to get sexy arms. I am sure these are on Sparkpeople too! <BR> <link>www.womenshealthmag.com/fitness/arm-<BR>workout-0 </link> <BR> <em>344</em> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 15:05:06 EST Game time! Beauty products A-Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13935x24019x56335963 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10520x24019x56304181 What is your favorite brand of facial moisturizer? Fri, 10 Jan 2014 11:56:24 EST your favorite beauty products http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10520x24019x56198824 <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! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x56185840 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! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x56180520 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13935x24019x56135959 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10520x24019x56106833 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10520x24019x56106745 This is a good site! <BR> <link>www.beauty-and-the-bath.com/Makeup-T<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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24019x56097817 <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? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10520x24019x56042088 ...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>www.webmd.com/food-recipes/features/<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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x55901139 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! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13935x24019x55828962 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! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10520x24019x55716261 This inspired me, what do you think of it? <BR> <BR> <link>seniorplanet.org/dont-dress-your-age<BR>-six-inspiring-women-say-no-to-drab/ </link> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 10:48:33 EST Surrounding yourself with beauty and style http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x55671624 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>www.frenchgardenhouse.com/ </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 _______. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x55631781 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10520x24019x55595835 Thought you might like some reading today... not long. <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> <link>www.webmd.com/beauty/aging/women-ove<BR>r-50-natural-beauty-tips </link> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 11:36:35 EST How can this team be better? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x55572232 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! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x55497233 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... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10520x24019x55475700 this is short, but worth a look! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.upworthy.com/see-why-we-have-an-<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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13935x24019x55473876 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? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x55227405 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! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10520x24019x55098642 I thought this article might interest you. I know so many women who are having problems sleeping. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>sleepdisordersplace.com/diet-and-ins<BR>omnia-foods-that-cause-insomnia </link> Tue, 1 Oct 2013 10:09:49 EST October Challenge - Press In http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13935x24019x55076177 <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? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x55055151 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24019x55040731 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? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10520x24019x54829935 <link>www.prevention.com/your-beauty/blog/<BR>are-you-authentically-beautiful </link> Sun, 8 Sep 2013 19:08:43 EST Do you have a Favorite food Tracking App ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x54755694 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! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13935x24019x54750523 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x54688788 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x54653636 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x54644324 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! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10520x24019x54555710 Here you go! <BR> <BR> <link>www.zimbio.com/The+50+Sexiest+Women+<BR>Over+50 </link> Sat, 17 Aug 2013 10:31:55 EST Dressing for your body shape http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x54506778 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>www.curvycounselor.com/dress-for-you<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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x54380913 I thought a few of us might like to read this link. <BR> <BR> <link>www.helpguide.org/mental/depression_<BR>tips.htm </link> Sat, 3 Aug 2013 12:57:02 EST Experiences with aging parents http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10520x24019x54367159 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13935x24019x54338636 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24019x54332947 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! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10520x24019x54311057 Thought this would be fun to try. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.blogthings.com/whattypeofbeautya<BR>reyouquiz/ </link> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 09:28:20 EST Have you had teeth whitening? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x54250645 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! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10520x24019x54250469 I discovered this blog on Spark. It might help some of you. <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5431115 </link> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 09:59:08 EST Tipping at beauty salons http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x54187251 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x54161579 Thought you might like this link. <link>www.becomegorgeous.com/topics/natura<BR>l-look-for-older-women </link> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 10:04:41 EST I would like to share this with you http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x54101570 <link>https://chopracentermeditation.com/h<BR>ome </link> Fri, 12 Jul 2013 14:22:22 EST Have You Tried Those False Tab Eyelashes? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x54098350 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? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x54087815 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? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x54072577 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13935x24019x53958292 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x53910938 To keep you in the loop, here is an article about changes on Sparkpeople. <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po<BR>st=simplified_sparkpoints_and_more_of_<BR>them </link> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 14:49:53 EST The No-NO hair remover http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x53869510 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x53830105 <link>www.wholeliving.com/136682/antiaging<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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x53829988 Sharon shared this on another team. They have a free ebook download. I like their concept. <BR> <link>fullplateliving.org/ </link> <BR> Let me know what you think! <BR> Linda Fri, 21 Jun 2013 10:00:43 EST Avoid Being Photographed? Read this! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x53829412 I found a blog that might just change your mind. <BR> <link>myfriendteresablog.com/so-youre-feel<BR>ing-too-fat-to-be-photographed/ </link> <BR> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 09:23:00 EST Fun: What's your animal personality type? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13935x24019x53585270 If you have had the Briggs-Myers personality test, this will be easy. <BR> <link>www.buzzfeed.com/summeranne/whats-yo<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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10520x24019x53584700 <link>www.vibrantnation.com/health-fitness<BR>/menopause/the-wrong-kind-of-hot/ </link> Mon, 3 Jun 2013 08:21:06 EST Why Did You Join Us? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x24019x53570643 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13935x24019x53563478 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x53534106 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x53521569 This blog might be of interest! <BR> <link>voices.yahoo.com/health-tips-why-der<BR>matologist-362231.html </link> Wed, 29 May 2013 10:45:05 EST Barbara Eden, 78, Wears I Dream of Jeannie Costume http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x53498679 Barbara Eden, 78, Wears I Dream of Jeannie Costume at Life Ball With Bill Clinton: Picture <BR> <BR> <link>www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/ne<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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x24019x53486335 ~* ENVIRONMENTAL WORKING GROUP *~ <BR> ****** The Power of Information ****** <BR> <em>434</em> <link>www.ewg.org </link> <em>436</em> <BR> <BR> Here is the cosmetics section: <BR> <em>204</em> <link>www.ewg.org/skindeep/ </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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10520x24019x53482950 I love cherries and am delighted to see them in the grocery now! Thought you might find this article interesting. <BR> <link>www.ingredientsinc.net/2011/08/top-1<BR>0-health-benefits-of-cherries-a-true-s<BR>uperfruit/#.UaIHAioo6Uk </link> Sun, 26 May 2013 09:01:47 EST Another Beauty Quiz http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13935x24019x53424129 <link>www.dailyglow.com/quiz/which-classic<BR>-beauty-icon-are-you </link> Tue, 21 May 2013 10:21:00 EST Fun Fashion Quiz http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13935x24019x53423916 <link>www.funquizcards.com/quiz/fashion/do<BR>-you-have-your-own-sense-of-style.php </link> Tue, 21 May 2013 10:03:59 EST