SparkPeople Fighting Emotional Pain and Stress Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=27824 This is for anyone who struggles with stress or an emotional or psychological issue (anxiety, depression, grief). This is also a team where anyone who needs emotional support to come together. SparkPeople Fighting Emotional Pain and Stress Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=27824 CHANGES TO SPARKPEOPLE & OF HELP TO YOU! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27824x58943206 You may have seen a few changes here at Sparks today and, the reason being, they are always working on ways to make the site more convenient and easier for the members to find info, use the trackers and so much more! That's why this is such a remarkable site! They really do care! <BR> <BR> I'm adding a link to a video that shows and explains the changes, so to see the same and better understand what those changes mean to you and how they can be help, please click on the link below and it... Mon, 25 Aug 2014 10:32:19 EST What do you still want to do this summer? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10447x27824x58581075 Do the following: <BR> beach <BR> baseball game <BR> sister's cabin <BR> daughter's house in Alabama <BR> daughter's house in Nova Scotia Sat, 19 Jul 2014 12:41:19 EST Question of the Day July 19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10447x27824x58581058 What have you done this summer on your to-do list? <BR> <BR> I went to a baseball game, the Detroit Institute of Arts, a couple of garage sales, went to the beach, released sky lanterns, watched fireworks, and my granddaughter was born. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 12:39:30 EST Introduction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27824x58357661 Greetings! I am new to this and hope I am posting properly. My name is Sue and I am 50+ and have battled weight my entire life...but it's been the last 10 years or so that I have pretty much lost that battle. I have found myself becoming an emotional eater. This last year I lost my mother-in-law (she really was a 'keeper'), my father, and most recently my son. Additionally, my best friend, who I have known my entire life, is battling mantle cell lymphoma and her prognosis is not good. Husband... Fri, 27 Jun 2014 19:02:43 EST Positive Thinking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27824x58142090 Surround Yourself with the Positive <BR> Picture Yourself in a Positive Light <BR> -- By Mike Kramer, Staff Writer <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> If you put yourself in a positive frame of mind, you can accomplish anything. If you can clearly see your goal, see that it’s within your grasp, there’s nothing stopping you. That’s why surrounding yourself with positive images and visual reminders can be just what the doctor ordered. <BR> <BR> You may already have an inner voice telling you that you can d... Sat, 7 Jun 2014 16:42:58 EST Question of the Day May 28, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10447x27824x58022800 Do you have plans for the summer? <BR> <BR> I plan on getting a yearly pass to the area's parks and going at least once a week. Wed, 28 May 2014 05:10:22 EST Question of the day: May 19, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10447x27824x57924403 Did you plant flowers? <BR> <BR> Yes - at my house and at mom's Mon, 19 May 2014 09:42:36 EST SPARKS TEAM PAGE REDESIGN COMNG UP! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27824x57629138 Just a heads up--Sparks will be redesigning the Team pages in the coming days. I've added a link to the Utube video that explains the changes, so feel free to click below and check it out. I'll be curious to see how our Team page will look--but from what I see, we'll keep posting and sharing our friendships, tracking and more as we have been--so, here's to a new and exciting Sparks' change! <BR> <BR> <em>30</em> Thanks everyone!! <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcqPQi_75tw&<BR>... Thu, 24 Apr 2014 11:34:59 EST hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27824x57443215 The names is actually Sherri and it has taken a while, but with the death of my father in feb and trying to be strong for everyone else I have finally figured out that I am an emotional eater. this seems like a goof fit for me to get and give support. Wed, 9 Apr 2014 01:13:48 EST New member. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27824x57092750 Hello. My name is Kathy and I have been taking anti-depressants for almost 10 years and anti-anxiety medication for 4 years. I would like to know if it is possible to lose weight while on these meds. <BR> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 21:54:40 EST 3 things to do today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10447x27824x56716371 take mom to doctor <BR> stop at store for her <BR> clean closet Mon, 10 Feb 2014 02:10:07 EST needing emotional motivational push http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27824x56490896 I'm soon going to be 46 separated from husband handling 3 grown children with college and starting college by myself I love to work out but when the alarm clock goes off I always hit snooze I just don't want to get up I have no one to push me I don't go to the gym cant afford it I work out alone I have no support from anyone how would I stay motivated,i keep telling myself I can do it I need to do it <em>262</em> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 22:27:05 EST Help! My Chronic Stress is Flaring my Chronic Pain http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27824x56345198 Hi. Cynthia here and I am a team newbie. <BR> <BR> I have had chronic stress for as long as I can remember. It seems like I am almost always in fight or flight mode and often overreact over things that aren't that big of a deal. Does anyone relate? The more stressed I get the more my body tenses up,, my fibro flares, and migraines hit. <BR> <BR> My dr. told me the other day when I went in for my migraines (had had them for nearly 2 weeks). I told her about all that has been going on the las... Mon, 13 Jan 2014 12:21:24 EST NEW- VERY ROUGH TIME http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27824x56186031 Hi: <BR> <BR> My name is Nancy. I am struggling with insomnia- sleep issues for 8 weeks now and bad anxiety, panic attacks, depression. I was recently hospitalized. I am still not on the right mix of medications. I have seen a sleep specialist weeks ago and he cannot do anything else for me. <BR> <BR> I can not drive currently and have no support.It is bad for me to have so much time alone to think. <BR> <BR> I have trouble concentrating and stopping all the worries going around in my head... Thu, 2 Jan 2014 18:11:27 EST Amazed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27824x54947445 http://gma.yahoo.com/armless-body-builder-<BR>inspires-fitness-world-her-ability-101<BR>506751--abc-news-health.html <BR> <BR> I wached this and realized that I can no longer say that I can't do something. Wed, 18 Sep 2013 14:10:22 EST 3 Things I am Thankful for Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27824x54944208 I am thankful for my family. <BR> I am thankful for SP. <BR> I am thankful for my pets. Wed, 18 Sep 2013 09:28:10 EST UPCOMING SURGERY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27824x54877708 I found out that I will need to have surgery for a deviated septum and also to remove a birth defect or growth inside my nose... I am freaked out about this and worry that maybe I shouldn't have this done. Has anyone ever had this done? I need some advice. I'm afraid I am going to back out. Thu, 12 Sep 2013 13:24:57 EST what is your life like right now? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27824x54877433 My name is rose and i have a very hard time with stress and am very depressed lately so I will start with what's going on in my life. I am fighting the state for my two little girls because I was in an abusive relationship and couldn't get out and when I asked for help cps took my kids from me, and now i'm with a great man and we just had a baby boy but his brother who I was close to and still am has cancer real bed and the doctors gave him 2 days yesterday. His throat is closing and he can't... Thu, 12 Sep 2013 12:55:52 EST Goals and Accountability http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27824x54764947 Motivation - I want a healthy, trim body and find enjoyment in everything I do. <BR> <BR> Accountability - Each day I will: <BR> 1. meditate when I first wake up, at noon and before going to sleep <BR> 2. eat when hungry, enjoy what I eat and stop when satisfied <BR> 3. do yoga 20 min, walk 1 mile and do 5 min of isometrics <BR> 4. drink 6 glasses of water <BR> 5. track my stress level before each meal <BR> 6. reflect before bedtime to see how I can improve <BR> <BR> 9/1 - 142 lbs,... Tue, 3 Sep 2013 11:18:19 EST REALLY LOST. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27824x54165197 Hi everyone, I am 49 going on 50 in September. I love animals, especially my 3 dogs, boating,etc. I usually am pretty timid about this but I am going to cut right to it. I saw this team and thought finally! I really need some help. I have a lot of anxiety issues and it is effecting my health. I know I have added stress as we just bought a house but this is really bothering me. My son , back in May had a sore throat and fever... it lasted about two days. I got it right behind him and I have no... Wed, 17 Jul 2013 14:58:45 EST Hi, http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27824x53980520 Hi, I am spark people because I need to loose 30 pounds just be considered a healthy weight. Probably the reason I am in the situation I am in is because I have simply stopped taking care of myself over the past 17 years. I hope to regain some of my good habits I had in my past life. I know that stress is one of the reasons I am overweight. I have five children, three of them have special needs. My son is autistic. Not the life I had planned for myself. Tue, 2 Jul 2013 22:08:20 EST Intro http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27824x53662184 Hello all, <BR> I am new to Spark and this group. Thought it would be a good group for me. <BR> I had weight loss surgery in 2003 and went from 227 to 120. I felt good about myself after years of low self-esteem and low self-worth. I am gaining back the weight due to stress eating and major depression. <BR> I can't find or keep a job and I am so discouraged and disappointed. I feel useless and worthless. <BR> I don't have a good relationship with family and my boyfriend is a good man, but ... Sat, 8 Jun 2013 20:24:32 EST emotional pain http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27824x53076333 Feel so empty and alone right now..the best of what I had is now over and now its just try to scrape together and muster enough will to try to find all the broken pieces of my once whole life and hope and pray that I can maybe be at least half of the person I once was..there is no more compassion for others within me any more..the person that was once compassionate,helpful,kind,and willing to help others out is gone..now I need to find a reason to help myself..I can't think of one reason to b... Tue, 23 Apr 2013 08:06:14 EST MY JOB http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27824x52212248 &#9788; my job has hurt my feelings, they just volunteered me to train about 20 people w/o any perks! This is a repeated issue in many situations! No promotions, no parking space, nothing! Well needless to say today took the cake...bad enough my hours are horrible that doesn't leave me any time in the evening after i pick up my children from daycare, that is filled with homework, cooking, cleaning, baths, etc. Non stop work days for 3wks....found out the changes while being sick on my only da... Wed, 20 Feb 2013 20:00:45 EST Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27824x51709641 Hi Team. I just signed up for this team. I am coming back to spark people after a leave. <BR> i have a lot of depression and anxiety issues that are hindering my life and just looking for support, insight, and weight loss. I am a former gym rat that has lost his way, but am trying to get positive and get my groove back and get back on track. I look forward to working with you all and want to make 2013 a great year. Thanks for reading my post and feel free to comment at will. Take Care ~DJ~ Fri, 18 Jan 2013 16:35:51 EST What are you goals for 2013? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27824x51392819 What goals have you set for 2013? Mon, 31 Dec 2012 05:44:23 EST Did you track your exercises today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10447x27824x51193718 yes Thu, 13 Dec 2012 08:22:12 EST Did you read a member's blog today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10447x27824x51193707 yes Thu, 13 Dec 2012 08:21:32 EST Did you track your food today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10447x27824x51193697 yes Thu, 13 Dec 2012 08:21:02 EST Did you read a SP article? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27824x51193666 yes Thu, 13 Dec 2012 08:18:49 EST Winter Blues Can Be SAD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27824x51146579 Hi - this is my first post on this team. I had to deal with bi-polar and anxiety and neither one is fun. Now with the winter, I also have to deal with SAD. <BR> <BR> To help others who have or know someone with SAD, I have written a blog about it with tips and advice on how to handle the seasonal affective disorder that comes every year. <BR> <BR> Take a look and let me know what you think. I can also write on various topics for this team, just let me know. <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Sun, 9 Dec 2012 14:20:22 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27824x50782532 I am a Handicapped Grandmother of 2. I need more help and encouragement with exercises that I can do while sitting in a wheelchair. the personal stress of dealing with this chair & beating myself up over something that is out of my control is high. some days it is to high and go ahead a do something that all I do is cause more pain on me. I then I beat myself up over it. I sure would like your help. Sun, 11 Nov 2012 12:21:31 EST Disabled veteran due to psychological trauma http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27824x50497461 Hello friends. On the surface I seem quite average. Deep inside is another story. I have fibromyalgia, bipolar disorder and ptsd due to a traumatic event while serving in the Navy. I have anxiety and panic attacks every day. Since joining Sparkpeople and tracking my food and fitness the deep emotional hurt has lessened greatly, as well as my anxiety. Every day is a struggle but my husband is always there tohelp me through. Sparkpeople has me setting goals and aiming to better myself, which i... Mon, 22 Oct 2012 09:40:24 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27824x50352543 Hello and my name is Cate. To say that I have stress in my life or have gone through emotional pain and stress in my life is an understatement. In the past several years I have lost a family member to cancer and am still dealing with that. I have this need to fix everyones problems around me and because of that, I get completely overwhelmed with things. I am also a full time student and work full time, so I don't really have much time for myself. I am hoping to learn from this team and get s... Thu, 11 Oct 2012 23:40:50 EST What did you do to de-stress today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27824x50148257 I gave my hair a conditioning treatment while I gave myself a manicure. Fri, 28 Sep 2012 13:04:24 EST My introduction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27824x49319466 Hi, I live with a great deal of emothional pain du to my weight and body image. I'm 5'9" at 250 lbs. and have lost 40-50 lbs since separating from my wife a year and half ago. My biggest emotional problem is the way I look in clothes. I have always had pretty large man boods. I can't tell you how much greif and pain I have due to this problem. I just don't feel fully like a man with or without a shirt on. I have alot of muscle and but very significant muffin top. Clothes are not my fre... Sun, 5 Aug 2012 14:52:26 EST Hit the road.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27824x49312565 Emotional pain it is time for you to hit the road. I am tired of living with you and the stress that you cause me. I need to live my life to the fullest and enjoy it so LEAVE ME ALONE!! <em>33</em> Sun, 5 Aug 2012 00:32:21 EST Hi everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27824x49084552 I just joined sparklepeople last week. I have been busy looking through the site and reading posts. <BR> <BR> I picked this team as i think its very important to have a support network out there to help a lady cope with stress and everyday living. Stress affects our weight and what we eat and how we maintain. <BR> <BR> <BR> I hope i can be a help to others and looking forward to getting to know all of you. <BR> <BR> <BR> ~~~Hugs~~~ <BR> <BR> Carla Sat, 21 Jul 2012 09:50:44 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27824x49029817 I decided to join this team because honestly, I do have a LOT of emotional pain and stress. I honestly don't even know where to begin other than I was diagnosed with depression when I was 8 years old. I've had a LOT of pain in my past that I'm sometimes surprised I didn't just take the easy way out, well, eating was easy. It's how I got here. Food was my comfort and rage was my shield. Still is. I'm still trying to figure out how to deal with things more healthily. And I'll be honest, I... Tue, 17 Jul 2012 18:31:03 EST Sydnee54 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27824x48640872 Hello, I joined Sparks People 1 week ago and I am looking forward to meeting my goals. I spend most of my time alone, so this has given me a reason to get up compete and lose weight. My energy level has already increased and I am having fun with my menu each day. I have fought depression as long as I can remember. I had 2 major surgeries in one week last year and I have been getting stronger and learning how to do everyday tasks in a different way. I am ready for the challange. Fri, 22 Jun 2012 12:32:46 EST I need some motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27824x48165389 Im trying to start sparkspeople again for the millionth time. I moved to a rural area a year ago. I live with my fiancee and daugther who is 9. I have no friends around here. My self esteem is shot, im finding myself frequently depressed and have no one to turn to. My fiancee is always a complete jerk and i cant open up to him anymore. I feel totally alone especially when im alone during the day cause they work and go to school. I feel totally hopeless. I dont know what to do. I just want to ... Mon, 21 May 2012 10:34:23 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27824x48135785 Hi! My name is Talitha, and the reason I joined this team is because I am trying to lose weight and I'm thinking if I get depressed, it might stop me from achieving my goals. I am a 5 month recovering cutter, I have Bipolar with schizo effective tendencies, and OCD. I would love to have a support group who would tell me it will be ok, and to just keep pushing on when I think all hope is lost. I am 19 years old, and I suck at introductions. I have a support network of about 3 people around me ... Sat, 19 May 2012 05:42:38 EST afraid to go outside http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10720x27824x47742993 I'm not sure if it's a real fear although it feels more real everytime i'm asked by my family to go outside somewhere or if it's something i've got use to by being inside. <BR> <BR> What scares me more is the thought of going outside in my street, as i've been bullied mentally by my neighbours, and other people calling me names when i'm on my own. <BR> <BR> I got so use to living on my own with my children before i met my recent husband. That if the neighbours or anyone complained about t... Tue, 24 Apr 2012 17:39:21 EST Quote For The Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27824x47178226 <BR> I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. <BR> <BR> Maya Angelou <BR> <BR> How True! Tue, 20 Mar 2012 13:08:08 EST The Road Less Travelled! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10720x27824x47161832 Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. <BR> <BR> Ralph Waldo Emerson <BR> Mon, 19 Mar 2012 15:18:42 EST HEROES IN OUR MIDST! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27824x47119786 <BR> A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer. <BR> Ralph Waldo Emerson <BR> <BR> And, that's what we are; Heroes! For even just trying this Spark People Program of nutrition & fitness. It takes courage self esteem. <BR> <BR> Congratulations for getting started. You are my hero! <BR> <BR> Love, <BR> squingile <BR> Sat, 17 Mar 2012 04:20:51 EST Good Morning - At Least It's Morning Where I Am http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27824x47104365 Hi, everyone, my name is Janis and I lost my mom when I was 17 going on about 13 years ago. I didn't deal with my emotions then and now have post traumatic stress from the even. I watched over her for four months, day and night as she slipped away from ovarian cancer. <BR> <BR> I don't really know how to get through this and I eat emotionally without really thinking about it. I weight 236 pounds and need to get back to 130 pounds. I used to be so good at what I ate and exercising every day.... Fri, 16 Mar 2012 06:47:00 EST Why don't the tears come? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27824x47102262 Hi Everyone! I'm new to this team and hoping to find some TLC. My life has been so difficult almost from the start. my dad passed away when i was 6 and I had to live with a family friend so my mom could work to support me and my 2 half sisters. so i was never close to my mom. it was hard especially not having a dad. both my sisters were always into trouble, one more so than the other so mom's time went to them. I started working as soon as i could so i could buy my necessities and thin... Thu, 15 Mar 2012 23:42:21 EST Motivated & Positive Today? Post a Thumbs Up! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27824x47021021 <em>48</em> Sun, 11 Mar 2012 14:28:50 EST Lets Rally & Get Going Together! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10720x27824x46892431 Every great and commanding moment in the annals of the world is the triumph of some enthusiasm. <BR> <BR> Ralph Waldo Emerson <BR> US essayist & poet (1803 - 1882) Sun, 4 Mar 2012 02:08:59 EST FEELINGS... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27824x46859608 I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. <BR> <BR> Maya Angelou <BR> <BR> Well said I might add! <BR> How do u feel 2Day? <em>43</em> Fri, 2 Mar 2012 00:46:57 EST Past, Present & Future! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10720x27824x46705558 <BR> Be not the slave of your own past. Plunge into the sublime seas, dive deep and swim far, so you shall come back with self-respect, with new power, with an advanced experience that shall explain and overlook the old. <BR> <BR> Ralph Waldo Emerson <BR> US essayist & poet (1803 - 1882) <BR> <BR> I must remember this famous quote because I live in the past & it dictates my prresent life & denies me any future... <BR> We can only get better if we try! Wed, 22 Feb 2012 00:55:12 EST Hello I would like to Join Your Spark Team! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27824x46420397 Trying to stay motivated & on track is hard enough but when you have a diagnosis of BiPolar Disorder with severe Depression it makes it that much harder. I think I qualify for your group. I am overweight due to overeating, binging & trying to satisfy my loneliness. One of the many Giants I must slay in order to move forward. I have been a member of Spark People for 1 month now & haven;t lost any weight yet. I bought the cook book but I don't cook, I also bought the Boot Camp DVD but our DVD p... Sat, 4 Feb 2012 20:26:36 EST A Tentative Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27824x46185288 Just joined the group and thought I'd say a hello, however I have been struggling to "get with the program" / use this site regularly this time go round (first tried coming here about a year ago- no luck, same reason though- wasn't 100% with it). Not much motivation most days. Currently am unemployed due to a foot injury 'bout a year and a half ago that made me lose the job I had/ currently looking/waiting for good news once again. And overall just feeling kinda blah, unsupportive family, few... Sun, 22 Jan 2012 23:27:42 EST Losing a Spouse http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27824x46178471 Hi - my name is Elaine. I lost my spouse six months ago to pancreatic cancer. He was only 61 and we had many plans but they all went down the drain when he got sick two years ago. I miss him terribly and I miss what we had together and what will no longer happen. I was his caretaker for two years and now I don't have anything. At least, when he was here, I could do something for him to try to help. Now, I just cry and think about him and the things we did together that will no longer ha... Sun, 22 Jan 2012 16:51:17 EST newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27824x46148559 any advice for emotional eating ??? Fri, 20 Jan 2012 20:46:00 EST Introduction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27824x45832128 Hi <BR> I am new to this team but not to sparkpeople <BR> I am dealing with anxiety <BR> Severe depression <BR> Chronic pain (which is the root cause of the depression--in pain for over two years) <BR> Worry about family members <BR> financial stress (I'm currently on medical leave) <BR> <BR> I am basically in a very dark place and am looking for support--so I decided to try here. <BR> <BR> I am in therapy and on medication and have a whole team of different medical providers that are all ... Thu, 5 Jan 2012 00:46:38 EST Do you have a goal today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27824x45508368 Clean at least one room well. Wed, 14 Dec 2011 09:33:01 EST Did you exercise today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10447x27824x44931116 <em>224</em> Sat, 5 Nov 2011 10:35:25 EST it's my birthday, I can vent if I want to :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10720x27824x43843456 Today's my birthday. I've been ambivalent about birthdays since I was a kid because I always wanted to be treated like a big deal on my birthday (or just like it's my special day). My friends never made it a big deal because my birthday was always the 1st week of school and my family celebrations seemed to be an afterthought. So I've grown accustomed to no fanfare, but this year it seems to have hit me worse. I'm single and don't have a lot of friends. My mom died last summer and last year m... Thu, 1 Sep 2011 01:28:32 EST Today for fun, I http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10447x27824x43657483 watched an air show as I weeded my yard Sun, 21 Aug 2011 18:10:14 EST Hi, I am so sorry I haven't said hello yet http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27824x43213555 Been so busy and running out the door again now lol. I'm a single mom of 2 wonderful sons, 21 and 18, and 2 Siberian Husky princesses, Kemoru and Lola, and 6 purry furry kitties, Blaze, Shadow, Middy, Tommy, Jayden and Quintinius. I am studying Medical Transcription Coding and Editing online and taking care of the house and kids and furries and even do the mowing and gardening. My ex cheated on me during my 2nd pregnancy and left when he was born. It's 18 years of water under the bridge. My k... Tue, 26 Jul 2011 23:49:41 EST Emotional eating? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27824x43163053 For most of my life I was an Emotional eater, and I would use food to help deal with stress, and emotions. But then after I would be left with feelings of Shame, guilt, and self- hatred. For me that caused a viscous cycle. <BR> <BR> What is your biggest challenge with emotion pain & stress when it comes to eating? Sun, 24 Jul 2011 11:27:03 EST J is for June & July http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27824x42650414 jumping Sun, 26 Jun 2011 15:30:41 EST Question for June 25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27824x42631260 Do you use food to deal with emotions? Why do you think we do that? Sat, 25 Jun 2011 11:12:46 EST I will work on _________ ___today. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10447x27824x41936320 keeping my motivation up Fri, 20 May 2011 08:57:01 EST New Team: SP Class of May 29-Jun 4, 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27824x41395163 If you have an anniversary during this time, please join us! Sat, 23 Apr 2011 09:49:45 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27824x41001199 Hi, <BR> I'm not new to spark, but I'm new to this team. <BR> Some people don't eat when they are stressing. That's not me. Right now there is a bunch of stuff going on with my granddaughter's parents. I'm trying my hardest to just stay out of it. but I'm worried about my son and my baby girl. She's 2 and I think understands more than they think. Then there is the worry that her mother won't let me see her. Mon, 4 Apr 2011 12:28:57 EST Exercising and having fun! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27824x40820796 Yesterday, I went to the park and played basketball by myself. Trust me, shooting hoops works out your arms! I had the best time. What kind of exercise do you do while having fun at the same time? Sun, 27 Mar 2011 09:31:50 EST M is for http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27824x40350450 madness Sat, 5 Mar 2011 10:04:49 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27824x40243398 Hi! I'm new here. Dealing with anxiety, depression and a lot of emotional eating. Just looking for some support <em>41</em> Mon, 28 Feb 2011 23:41:30 EST loyalty genes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27824x40197771 I was inspired by Ashley's blog today. She was feeling sad about losing spark friends, some just fade away. It brought back something that had happened to me about 30 years ago when I lost a good friend without explanation. IT HURT! Now I can look back and see she didn't want me as a friend, just a support for a short while. My success shadowed her and she dumped me. Anyway, I can look back and see it, she doesn't have me as a friend anymore but I have several new ones. <BR> I can put ... Sun, 27 Feb 2011 05:32:58 EST HI! I am new to Spark and the team! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27824x39612361 I found spark on my blackberry and then discovered the webpage. It is amazing! I have a lot of work todo. While weight is important to me I know for me it is dealing with some underlining issues and finding me again. Changing my way of thinking, and looking at myself and the world. <BR> <BR> I am nervous. I am always nervous for others to get to know me, and I am super nervous about failure at the exercise portion. Oddly enough I am a bit nervous about the weight loss, or the mind set chang... Tue, 1 Feb 2011 16:03:30 EST reward time http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27824x39585720 this morning was weigh day, I went to my neighbour's house to compare notes and listened to her problems with healthy eating. Did my turn come? no, her granddaughter arrived and time for me to exit. I didn't get to tell her I had lost 5lb (2kg) and I was thrilled with the success. So I compensated by going shopping....but nothing I wanted or needed. I logged into Spark people and had a lift from reading a few pages and decided on my treat, I have ordered a pedometer from ebay so I can tra... Mon, 31 Jan 2011 17:44:07 EST Anxiety issues http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10720x27824x39483079 I am trying to calm down. I have been trying for about an hour and I am not getting anywhere right now. Thu, 27 Jan 2011 08:46:48 EST Emotional Eating forum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27824x39456867 Hey Everybody: <BR> <BR> I know that many of us struggle with emotional eating so I thought I'd start a new thread where we can find ideas and support. Please discuss emotional eating on this thread. <BR> <BR> Thank you. Wed, 26 Jan 2011 09:14:41 EST SOO ANGRY AT NURSE/SURGEON http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27824x39342031 OMG- I had the appt. with the general surgeon on Tuesday afternoon and then later called back because I had /'s about why he wanted to remove the breast lumps when I had been thru an MRI in December and had a core biopsy done then plus I had a ? about whether he was also removing a lump on my left arm. <BR> <BR> He was in surgery all Wednesday and a 1/2 day on Thursday. I called in the afternoon on Thursday like the nurse suggested and was told he would call me back after he was done with pa... Fri, 21 Jan 2011 14:54:41 EST do you talk to a therapist??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10720x27824x39338936 My world has been so dark lately and filled with weird thoughts that I have never had before and I am thinking I should go talk to someone, but that thought is scary and I dont know how it works or what it will cost and how to find someone. What is the first office visit like? How can a total stranger make you feel comfortable enough to open up? Anyone??? Fri, 21 Jan 2011 12:33:42 EST IBS= pain and sick feeling http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10720x27824x39338846 <em>46</em> <BR> <BR> I've been real bad off this week, first constipated so bad it felt like rocks now I'm sick at my stomach and crampy as the stuff does the soft ice cream consistency as it exits. I know its stress and I've got med to take for it but, I hate it! Why did I have to be the one to inherent my mothers bowels! Fri, 21 Jan 2011 12:29:53 EST Scared- need surgery http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27824x39327686 I had a long day but made it thru all my appointments but now I have another major thing to go thru- OMG John and I marked over 50 to 60 lumps on my body, not including the breast lumps. The surgeon didn't look at all of them which kind of makes me mad. He did do a thorough breast exam and went over the MRI's I have had and ultrasounds, mammograms etc.. <BR> <BR> He feels we should remove under I.v. sedation 2 of the lumps on my right leg that seem more immovable- they don't move around like... Thu, 20 Jan 2011 23:24:42 EST hi-new to team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27824x39283120 hi all. i'm hoping to find support here. my husband has been depressed for quite some time. i've been trying to take care of myself during this time. sometimes it just gets so overwhelming that i start to feel drained - i know i am really being affected by it. i've made some improvements in my life, but this last episode is really hard. he has been waking me up throughout the nights, saying things like he's a "failure"...he can't do anything right...etc...needless to say, i'm exhausted! he wo... Wed, 19 Jan 2011 10:10:31 EST Feeling Blue http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27824x38812787 Boy, the post Holiday blues really are affecting me today. My stomach is churning. Cory is supposed to drop by on his way to school. Ryan is at a Packer Game with his dad. Tomorrow John goes back to work and here I sit by myself. I do have a chiropractor visit and really want to make it to the last meeting at my friends church- which I am also sad about. I just feel really down. <BR> Yesterday Cory had agreed to come for dinner but decided he wanted to see friends instead so he said he would ... Sun, 2 Jan 2011 14:33:11 EST This is a vent! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10720x27824x38763493 we moved into our new little apartment in in Florida, and we get ROBBED! Someone broke into our place and stole the Wii! and some tools. But my Wii is gone! I am mad and depressed and URGH!! thanks I had to vent Fri, 31 Dec 2010 15:49:38 EST Great News http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27824x38577233 I took some clonazepam because I was stressing out so much, The nurse just called- no cancer and no a-typical cells. yeah! Praise God!!! <BR> Thanks for all your prayers and concern! <BR> Nancy Mon, 20 Dec 2010 17:35:04 EST Oh Christmas tree http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10447x27824x38566464 Time to decorate the team's Christmas tree. Be creative . . . or downright silly if you want! <BR> <BR> <em>446</em> Mon, 20 Dec 2010 03:40:38 EST Breast Biopsy- Scared http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27824x38483078 OMG they called from the hospital today that did my MRI and wanted me to go in for an ultrasound of some areas of concern and so that the radiologist could talk to me. I am sooo nervous, anxious and scared. 1 area in my left breast absorbed some of the dye so they want to do a biopsy. I am supposed to have a core biopsy done this Thursday where they take samples of the area in question. I would get results on Monday. It would be done at the hospital not by my surgeon. I need to call the surge... Tue, 14 Dec 2010 23:53:44 EST GRRR- re-do of MRI http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27824x38441212 I wrote this Friday- the hospital called this morning and they needed me to come back in early this afternoon to re-do part of the breast MRI that didn't turn out right. OMG- you would think they would make sure it was done right the 1st. time and have a radiologist there to make sure. GRRRR On the other hand I want it done RIGHT. <BR> SOOO I had to drive all the way back to Grafton today. Then they called later and said the breast radiologist could not read the MRI without a copy of my mammo... Sun, 12 Dec 2010 19:56:50 EST Attack that Anxiety http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27824x38424052 Several of us struggle with anxiety, so let's share how we cope. Remember, you may have an idea that none of us have considered. <BR> <BR> My healthy coping mechanisms: <BR> 1. praying <BR> 2. journaling <BR> 3. guided imagery <BR> 4. exercise <BR> 5. tapping (tapping.com) <BR> Sat, 11 Dec 2010 19:01:44 EST Update from Nancy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27824x38347129 I didn't sleep well last nite, awake with night sweats off and on and worried. Phone rang at 10 so I ran to answer it- broke out in a whole body sweat and felt faint and a bit nauseated. Not sure what that is from- Lyme, stress, menopause??? John called. I asked him to have the insurance person at work look into this issue with the MRI. <BR> <BR> The person from insurance- what a uncaring, cold person- never called me back this morning like she said she would. This is the same person who sai... Tue, 7 Dec 2010 16:49:24 EST Need a Miracle http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27824x38329863 OMG I have been on the phone with the clinic, insurance about 10 times today. First someone from insurance said they received the letter from my surgeon re: breast MRI and forwarded it to pre- approval and I would have an answer by the end of the day. Then someone called me from insurance and said as long as there was a medical diagnosis it was covered. Then someone from insurance called late this afternoon to say it was denied but the examiner left for the day so I don't even know if the sur... Mon, 6 Dec 2010 20:06:03 EST D is for December http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27824x38327246 Douglas fir Mon, 6 Dec 2010 17:32:31 EST lavendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27824x38266915 Does it work? Fri, 3 Dec 2010 11:41:32 EST Scared- Need Urgent Prayers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27824x38260433 I am scared sooo much, to be very truthful. On the positive I really like the surgeon, he is very nice and thorough. The computers went down so he couldn't look at my films so we talked and I explained everything . I had marked the lumps on my right leg- just a few of them not all. and the lumps on the upper part of my breasts. He talked with me first and then after I changed into the gown he examined all the areas I marked. He didn't think much of the lumps on the upper part of my right leg ... Fri, 3 Dec 2010 00:52:04 EST What are you thankful for? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10447x27824x38063440 Thanksgiving is upon us, which made me wonder: what are you thankful for? Mon, 22 Nov 2010 07:45:51 EST Heartbroken http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27824x37954057 I am heartbroken, depressed, sad and anxious. Lee- my ex- is up to his old tricks. I had told him that I wanted to spend Christmas day with my sons- ages 21 and 18. He just e-mailed me and said he would be taking them on another snowboard trip leaving the day of Dec. 24th. and returning on Jan. 1st. Cory has to go back to school on the 2nd. and Ryan won't get home until maybe late on Dec. 23rd. so that wouldn't give me anytime to celebrate Christmas with my sons. I replied by e-mailing him ba... Mon, 15 Nov 2010 23:49:41 EST Anxiety over Not working http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27824x37932597 I have Lyme disease and never know if I will have a good or bad day- health-wise as far as fatigue and pain. I have not worked since a year from last September. I do get a small amount of disability. <BR> <BR> At the end I couldn't even handle working my 3 hours a day. I worked at a school and caught every germ going around. <BR> <BR> Since we are in a different house, different community, I am sick, hubby sometimes travels and friends are busy, and I am a recent empty nester I find it real... Sun, 14 Nov 2010 23:57:07 EST Thanksgiving is coming . . . what's for dinner? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10447x27824x37886866 Okay guys and dolls: <BR> <BR> Time to make our Thanksgiving dinner. So, what are we having? <BR> <BR> *You can list appetizers, main dishes, side dishes, desserts, etc. Fri, 12 Nov 2010 11:20:22 EST Goals we keep putting off http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10720x27824x37700505 Do you have any short term or long term goals you keep putting off? Any type of goals. <BR> <BR> For example, I have wanted to learn how to play a regular guitar ever since I was a little girl. I've <BR> never even picked a guitar up! I guess I want to learn because I love music so much. Wed, 3 Nov 2010 00:25:46 EST I am nothing http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27824x37655840 Nov 1 and I can't rest. Yes I sleep but only with a muscle relaxant. I do not rest. I wake up early every morning and this morning is no different. I am in pain. My heart feel as if it is breaking. As I sit here writing this the tears keep falling. I want so badly to smile and laugh again as I once did. The zoloft doesn't seem to help much. I just can't seem to get it together. I just don't know what to do? Yes people I get up and walk every morning. I don't just sit here in this house all da... Mon, 1 Nov 2010 05:59:40 EST Do you have a song in your heart? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10447x27824x37545732 I sometimes think that there is a mini radio inside of my head because I am always thinking of a song. What songs are you thinking about and/or singing today? How do those songs make you feel? Tue, 26 Oct 2010 11:04:41 EST What keeps you up at night? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10720x27824x37539293 A good night's sleep is so important, especially when you're fighting stress and/or depression. So, what is keeping you up at night? <BR> <BR> Maybe we can help. Tue, 26 Oct 2010 01:22:33 EST What are your top two stressors right now? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27824x37487810 no money and a small social life Sat, 23 Oct 2010 13:01:48 EST New to group...Not New to dieting! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27824x37203582 Hello Everyone, My name is Elizabeth and I am grossly obese, (Gee, I kinda sound like an AA member! LOL) Anyway, I decided to join the group because of it's name. I to have dealt with insecurities and low self esteem.Although I am a retired counselor and I know that using food and cigarettes as a crutch to hide behind. However, my many years of experience have not been useful for me so I decided to join this group to meet new people, develop new friendships and help each other achieve our sha... Sat, 9 Oct 2010 04:25:46 EST "O" IS FOR OCTOBER and..... ...(Word Fun!) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27824x37025968 Thinking caps on??? It's October and let's come up with any word that begins with the letter "O" and have an "O"utstanding time sharing! Thu, 30 Sep 2010 18:13:50 EST State One Good Thing About You (Daily) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27824x36728392 I am compassionate. Thu, 16 Sep 2010 12:00:11 EST S is for September http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27824x36414179 sunshine Wed, 1 Sep 2010 10:17:28 EST Anger Issues http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10720x27824x36367419 I don't know if it's because I'm going through a divorce or if I'm just lonely and bummed about not being able to get a job, but i find that I have this anger that I don't know how to get rid of. Any ideas? Mon, 30 Aug 2010 10:19:34 EST Getting school-age children ready for school? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27824x36223677 I don't have school age children any more. I just think about the mothers this time of year. Mon, 23 Aug 2010 11:10:00 EST Saying goodbye http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27824x36132634 I haven't had time or energy for my sparkteams lately and I'm tired of fooling myself that this is helping me. So I'm going to say goodbye for now while I work things out in the real world. Hugs to you all! You have been great friends. <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> Wed, 18 Aug 2010 14:14:07 EST What stresses you right now? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27824x36074424 Money Sun, 15 Aug 2010 21:18:54 EST A is for August http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27824x36074306 aromas of barbecues as we take our evening walks Sun, 15 Aug 2010 21:13:30 EST Health issues... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27824x36049070 This may not be the place to post about this, but I was wondering if anyone has had, or knows of anyone who has had issues with their thyroid gland? Specifically having had a mass which has had to be removed? <BR> I found out about 2 weeks ago that I have a mass on my thyroid. It's 5 centimeters in length. I will have surgery next Tuesday to have it removed and check it for cancer. My doctor doesn't seem to think it will be cancerous but will have a pathologist in surgery with me to have ... Sat, 14 Aug 2010 13:11:45 EST Where do you want to travel to? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27824x35903576 It's a toss-up between Hawaii and a Carribean Cruise for me. Sat, 7 Aug 2010 15:01:10 EST What are your plans for today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27824x35859775 I am cleaning up stuff that I should have done a long time ago and organizing papers. Later, it's off to the dreaded grocery store! Thu, 5 Aug 2010 12:00:02 EST Having More Things to Do http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10720x27824x35835737 I moved back to my home state about six weeks ago. I have found some things to do and some ways to meet people. But, most of the time I don't know what to do that doesn't cost much money (unemployed) or I don't know anyone that I can do things with. Ideas? Wed, 4 Aug 2010 11:40:18 EST Any suggestions (good or bad) on books to read? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27824x35789767 I'm usually an avid reader, but don't know of any good ones out there right now to read. I am open to suggestions on good ones and/or tell me if one is bad. Mon, 2 Aug 2010 12:56:51 EST August Daily Chat Thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27824x35789632 It's the last month of summer already. What has been going on in your lives lately and what have you planned for the next month? <BR> <BR> I've been trying new churches, looking for a job, and trying to sell Avon. Although they have kept me busy, I haven't been too successful at them yet. I'm looking for things to do in August. Little League's season has ended, so there opens a couple nights a week! Mon, 2 Aug 2010 12:51:23 EST Sleeping problems http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10720x27824x35746095 I have to spend next week at my mother's house. The thing is that I'm a little agoraphobic. This is particularly a problem at night. Reason being, when I'm not in my own place in my own bed, I do not sleep-at all! I've gone an entire week without sleeping before, and it was not fun. Any suggestions? <BR> Sat, 31 Jul 2010 09:59:33 EST I am proud of ______ today. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27824x35719348 I am proud of the fact that I am doing things to make my life better. Thu, 29 Jul 2010 21:35:26 EST Troubles http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10720x27824x35625302 Ok my husband told me 2 weeks ago that he didn't think he wanted our marriage to work anymore. Apparently, he felt he couldn't go out and do things he wanted to do without me. Just guy stuff ya know. It hit me like a brick wall. Yesterday, he informed me that he had been trying to see if his feelings for me ever come back. So far no. Of coarse this was after I cornered him to try an get to the bottom of it. Some of the stuff he said though leads me to believe he is in midlife crisis/transitio... Sun, 25 Jul 2010 14:41:43 EST WHAT'S THE WEATHER LIKE IN YOUR AREA (By Emoticon) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27824x35615700 Today it was <em>257</em> in the early morning hours, but it turned out to be a sunny and humid day! So, I'd say it was <em>67</em> Sat, 24 Jul 2010 23:19:08 EST 5 Mind Blowing Benefits of Exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27824x35493697 Someone shared this article with me and I found it very interesting and helpful. <BR> www.health.yahoo.net/articles/fitness/5-<BR>mind-blowing-benefits-exercise Mon, 19 Jul 2010 09:29:32 EST Do you allow time to unwind before going to bed? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27824x35012671 Sometimes I do, but most times I don't. Tonight is a do night. Thu, 24 Jun 2010 19:50:18 EST I am amazed at how good I feel today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27824x34993391 I had a great 30 minute cardio workout today. It wasn't as hard as it has been for the last three weeks, and I didn't anticipate I would feel so good. My body was pinging all over with pain before I got on the elliptical trainer. Now, I feel light and free. Exercise really does make you feel better. I know others have said it, but now I get it! Wed, 23 Jun 2010 21:59:54 EST Unpleasant Situation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27824x34898967 I left my husband Thursday. He was emotionally abusive. He called my almost-80-year-old mother before I did and gave her the sob story. So she gave me the lecture about how he loves me and he doesn't know why I left and he treated my right, etc. She thinks I came up without planning and plan to live off of my daughter. I don't think she believed what I was telling her. How do I fix it? I don't want 2 broken relationships. Sat, 19 Jun 2010 10:39:09 EST Help with the munchies (Game-time) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10447x27824x34746843 I do not know about you gals, but I have a serious problem with night-time munchies. So, let's come up with some healthy options for dessert that won't ruin all our great efforts! Fri, 11 Jun 2010 22:11:25 EST What do you do to settle your emotions? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27824x34721912 I do some kind of physical activity. Walking outside helps the most. Thu, 10 Jun 2010 18:38:10 EST Hello Everyone. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27824x34719484 I am thrilled to have found a 'home' with this team. I have lived a great deal of my adult life either in denial of my emotions or completely ruled by them. I am so glad to have joined a group where I can talk to similarily 'afflicted' people. <BR> <BR> My name is Karen, I am married and have one beautiful daughter named Grace. If I could, I would talk about her nonstop to every pair of ears that came my way, but I have learned that other people are not quite as fascinated by the topic of... Thu, 10 Jun 2010 16:21:40 EST Q.O.D June 10, 2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27824x34708685 Given my history of ED, "diet" is a four-letter word. Made me wonder, how do you gals feel about dieting? Does it work? Or do they cause more harm then good? Thu, 10 Jun 2010 08:01:55 EST LET'S JUST TALK!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27824x34702249 Hey Everybody: <BR> <BR> I wanted to thank you again for your prayers. I believe that the job interview went well today. I really liked the supervisor and the other people I meet who work there. I received the feeling that they really care about the people they work with. They are going to interview more candidates and then call me and let me know their decision. Once again, thank you for all of your thoughts and prayers. <BR> <BR> Aron <BR> Wed, 9 Jun 2010 21:20:39 EST Which one do you want today, a maid or a Massage? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10447x27824x34604801 This is a fun game that Cheryl introduced on another team. Just say which one you want today! Sat, 5 Jun 2010 11:39:53 EST WELCOME OUR NEW CO-LEADER, MAMANADEUX http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27824x34374495 A huge <em>244</em> <em>235</em> goes out to our new Co-Leader of the Team today! Welcome, Noelle, and it's so wonderful that you'll be helping the Team through support and friendship to make it the best the Team it can be! <BR> <BR> The link to Noelle's page is shown below -- so, please send your thanks and welcomes by clicking below and passing along your congrats and woo-hoos to our super special friend! <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=MA<BR>MANADEUX </link> Tue, 25 May 2010 12:56:03 EST LET'S GET MOVIN' CHALLENGE! WOO HOO!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10447x27824x34371316 Nola had a fantastic idea and, that is, keep moving and getting those exercises and physical activities in our day! I'm all for it and I hope everyone feels the same! <BR> <BR> Here's our "Movin' Challenge" and it's fun! The challenge is to get in at least 30 minutes of physical activity/exercise in your day! <BR> <BR> If you've done your 30 minutes -- you can either show it by <em>248</em> or share what physical activity, etc., you did for the day! <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> Let's ... Tue, 25 May 2010 10:51:09 EST Ahhhhhhh hhhhhh!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10720x27824x34193980 Ahhhhhhhhhh!!! Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!! It's not fair!!! The first two decades of my life I was trapped in a poisonous cocoon and it took over 20 freakin years to get out of it. The moment I am free I just want to rip my hair out!! Lately I am not sad about it often. For some reason I am just feeling a little sorry for myself today:( After all that abuse my family threw me away like I was nothing to them and left me to pick up the pieces and just because I wanted to be happy:(......bleh. I cant be... Mon, 17 May 2010 09:06:32 EST Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27824x34193663 Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> How are you all today? <BR> <BR> :) Mon, 17 May 2010 08:54:03 EST Jokes to make you smile. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10447x27824x34145202 Eileen and her husband Bob went for counseling after 25 years of marriage. <BR> <BR> When asked what the problem was, Eileen went into a passionate, painful <BR> tirade listing every problem they had ever had in the 25 years they had <BR> been married. <BR> <BR> She went on and on and on: neglect, lack of intimacy, emptiness, <BR> loneliness, feeling unloved and unlovable, an entire laundry list of unmet <BR> needs she had endured over the course of their marriage. <BR> <BR> <BR> Fina... Fri, 14 May 2010 18:52:13 EST hi newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27824x34099858 Hi my name is Ginette. This is taking a lot of my strength I have left to join these depression teams. I just recently admitted that I needed help to my neuropsychologist who is helping me deal with things from my collision. I scared myself this weekend. Just the thoughts, but I did. I think it might be good if I find friends that are dealing with similiar issues. <BR> Wed, 12 May 2010 20:28:57 EST Question of the day-May 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10447x27824x34032544 How do you handle negative people? Mon, 10 May 2010 07:42:53 EST QUESTION OF THE DAY! (5/7/2010) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10447x27824x33975184 <em>38</em> Question for Today (5/7/2010) <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Based on Sparks' Healthy Reflections today, please share how you would answer our Question today! <BR> <BR> <em>204</em> Sparks' Healthy Reflections! <BR> <BR> Persistence. Persistence. Persistence. <BR> <BR> We keep hearing about how persistence is often the key to success. But what do you do when you've been striving for so long that it seems like your goal is never going to see light? How do you deal with the fear that... Fri, 7 May 2010 09:29:41 EST Question of the day-April 26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10447x27824x33711210 How do you feel you are doing in accomplishing your goals so far? <BR> <BR> What are some ways that this team can help you? Mon, 26 Apr 2010 12:25:39 EST Question of the day-April 24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10447x27824x33667320 Do you have a particular song or songs that you listen to when you're feeling down? <BR> <BR> <BR> Mine are "the anchor holds" and "Master of the Wind." Sat, 24 Apr 2010 13:06:46 EST Keeping the wolves at bay http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10720x27824x33646032 This may sound a little crazy (pun intended) but I keep feeling like I'm fighting to keep the wolves at bay. You know, where the depression keeps lingering in the backgtound. I have been fighting it through keeping busy and trying to laugh at circumstances, but it's been rough. I have not been on any meds for at least a month-so I'm sort of fighting this solo. Anybody had this experience before? What did you do? Fri, 23 Apr 2010 12:12:21 EST Question of the day-April 21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10447x27824x33590077 Do you have a "best friend" who you can confide in about anything? Wed, 21 Apr 2010 07:19:47 EST Desperate and anxious http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27824x33544831 I was with SparkPeople in the past and have decided to give it another go. I'm at a point in my life where I feel like I'm on a downward spiral. My job is suffering, and no my relationship is suffering. My partner is doing well with her dieting and is very determined, but I have such anxiety that it's nearly debilitating. It seems like everytime I start a diet, I sink into this depression that just wipes out everything. I dont understand why! This is supposed to be a positive change, so... Mon, 19 Apr 2010 12:01:26 EST Question of the day-April 18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10447x27824x33517920 Do you ever watch inspirational DVD's? Sun, 18 Apr 2010 09:44:38 EST What is your opinion?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27824x33513315 OK ladies I need your opinions here! Myabe I am just being crazy but still.... <BR> <BR> Here is some of my story: <BR> OK my hubby (the one you seein my pics) is my 2nd marriage. OK he was married for 23 years before me. The only reason his first wife divorced him is because he was caught cheating on her...even though he says he never did anything sexually with this girl. OK well after I met him and moved here to be with him and wait for my divorce from my 1st hubby to be final, she (the ... Sat, 17 Apr 2010 23:39:15 EST Question of the day April 11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10447x27824x33349085 What will you work on after meeting your current health goal(s)? Sat, 10 Apr 2010 23:16:16 EST Question of the day-April 9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10447x27824x33307693 What are some obstacles that you have for becoming healthy? Thu, 8 Apr 2010 23:35:46 EST Question of the day-April 8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10447x27824x33294110 Who do you admire and why? Thu, 8 Apr 2010 12:50:58 EST Question of the day-April 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10447x27824x33259356 How does stress (anxiety, depression, etc.) affect you physically? Wed, 7 Apr 2010 06:51:36 EST Question of the day-April 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10447x27824x33225717 What is one aspect of your health that you want to work on and why? Mon, 5 Apr 2010 21:20:04 EST Hi, I'm Jade http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27824x33216871 Hello everyone. I'm Jade, I signed up for this site a few months ago, but I'm just getting started on actually maintaining it. I'm 21 and currently finishing up my first degree in Criminal Justice. I deal with mainly situational anxiety now and stress. I have been dealing with this my entire life. Mainly learned, in my case. I also have built up anger (it's not the medical term, but it has caused me to have horrible migranes. I am just getting my life in order and I am looking for a support ... Mon, 5 Apr 2010 14:38:01 EST Question of the day-April 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10447x27824x33201757 What is one of your short term goals and how are you planning on reaching it? Sun, 4 Apr 2010 22:32:25 EST Question for Easter! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10447x27824x33182448 What are you doing this Easter? Church? Easter egg hunt? Sat, 3 Apr 2010 21:27:36 EST Challenge time http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10447x27824x33182117 I am continuing the challenge that we did for March. <BR> <BR> This week, I completed 225 minutes of exercise this week and walked on the beach to relax. Sat, 3 Apr 2010 21:07:32 EST QUESTION FOR TODAY! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10447x27824x33171263 Do you believe that pets improve our health? <BR> <BR> **Yes, it's true for me <BR> **Yes, I've seen it happen to others <BR> **No, but I still love pets! <BR> **No, but I'm not an animal person <BR> <BR> I'm a total animal lover and I have 2 dogs and 2 cats -- and for me, it's a total "YES, it's true for me!" How about you? What do you think or feel? <BR> Sat, 3 Apr 2010 10:15:11 EST Question of the day-April 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10447x27824x33118121 Happy April Fools: <BR> <BR> Has anybody ever played an April Fools joke on you? Tell us about it! Wed, 31 Mar 2010 23:46:57 EST Just Arrived...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27824x33075438 Good morning, <BR> I have just arrived. My anxiety level is high - I keep trying to lose weight and fall off plans because of anxiety/stress. This has been going on for years <em>39</em> I've tried Sparkpeople for a couple of years - my participation has been more gone then here; when I blow it, I am ashamed and disappear. As you can read, emotionally I'm a bit all over the place today. Hope I'm not too overwhelming because I really need support. <BR> <BR> Objectively, I am a 55 year old C... Tue, 30 Mar 2010 11:58:00 EST Question of the day-March 30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10447x27824x33065955 If you could change one thing in your life right now, what would you change? Tue, 30 Mar 2010 00:32:48 EST Question of the day-March 28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10447x27824x33020237 If someone could predict your future, what would you like to know? Sun, 28 Mar 2010 09:26:40 EST Question of the day-March 26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10447x27824x32969118 Do you/have you kept a journal or diary? If so, what did you use it for? Thu, 25 Mar 2010 21:03:39 EST (DAILY)EVERYONE NEEDS A HUG SOMETIMES-PLS. SHARE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27824x32968031 <em>220</em> everyone! Thu, 25 Mar 2010 20:17:33 EST WHAT MADE U SMILE TODAY? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27824x32966326 Alot of times we are in a rush, feel stressed and running low on patience! But, let's remember those smiles that we had and shared with others today! It only takes a second to pass along a smile and I hope you shared and received a few today too! <BR> <BR> So, what made you <em>30</em> today? Thu, 25 Mar 2010 19:00:35 EST Question of the day-March 22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10447x27824x32894260 Is there a talent that you always wished you had? Is so, what is it? <BR> <BR> Have a great day! <BR> <BR> Aron Mon, 22 Mar 2010 23:46:06 EST Question of the day-March 20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10447x27824x32828854 Today, I am going to be spending six fun filled hours sitting in a classroom getting certified for CPR/First Aid. <BR> <BR> Are you certified? Have you ever had to use your skills? Sat, 20 Mar 2010 07:04:34 EST Question of the day-March 19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10447x27824x32804657 I recently read an interesting article on Sparkpeople about how to incorporate exercise into daily activities. <BR> <BR> So, how do you gals incoorporate exercise into your day? Fri, 19 Mar 2010 01:18:48 EST Question of the day-March 18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10447x27824x32778592 Here's a fun one guys and dolls. <BR> <BR> Do you remember who you had a crush on as a teenager? Wed, 17 Mar 2010 23:43:52 EST Question of the day: March 17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10447x27824x32762333 Happy St. Paddy's Day! <BR> <BR> Building on yesterday's question: What are some activities or thoughts that you practice to help you feel good about yourself? Wed, 17 Mar 2010 11:56:16 EST ECT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27824x32752897 I have been reading up on ECT. I think that becoming an idiot is about the worst thing I can think of to happen to me. But from what I read, it is a real possibility. So the question becomes, do I try to continue to struggle on as I have all me life and retain my intellect, my ability to make a living in computers and possibly lose the battle with and my life to depression or do I take the ECT and risk living life as an idiot, albeit a happy idiot? I cannot take this decision lightly. The b... Wed, 17 Mar 2010 00:19:28 EST Question of the day-March 16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10447x27824x32727393 I have a confession. I have a little problem with low self-esteem (big surprise, right). However, my best friend can say something nice about me and all of the sudden I feel better about myself for a little while. So, today's question is: <BR> <BR> How does other people's comments or behavior affect how you feel about yourself? Tue, 16 Mar 2010 06:48:52 EST Question for March 15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10447x27824x32719806 With warmer weather approaching, are you looking forward to spending more time outside? Mon, 15 Mar 2010 20:49:00 EST Question for March 14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10447x27824x32682723 Which day of the week is the most hectic for you? Sun, 14 Mar 2010 12:31:48 EST Question of the day-March 13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10447x27824x32660249 What do you think about daylight savings time? Will it be helpful to you to have a longer day? Sat, 13 Mar 2010 10:02:21 EST Question of the day-Thursday, March 11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10447x27824x32614807 Do you do any volenteeer work? Tell us about it if you do. :) Thu, 11 Mar 2010 13:05:04 EST What do you do when.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10720x27824x32600436 This is the first time I am posting on this forum. I need to vent and saw this forum and thought perfect! <BR> <BR> So...basically I am extremely stressed out and emotionally tired. When I was younger, I thought I had a "perfect" family....well i was wrong! My mom is an alcoholic and my dad has Parkinson's disease, which he has had now for over 20 years. I'm 23 and desperately wanting to move out because I just can not handle the stress this is putting on me. I can't even begin to go ... Wed, 10 Mar 2010 22:16:02 EST Question of the day-Wednesday, March 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10447x27824x32580525 Summer is arriving-finally! Which means, swimsuit season! Are you nervous or self-conscious about dressing for the summer? Wed, 10 Mar 2010 09:33:11 EST Tips on feeling beautiful because you are! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10720x27824x32533838 Hey everybody: <BR> <BR> One of the many things that I struggle with is feeling good about myself. To this day, I am put down because of my appeareance. Even though we know that real beauty is on the inside, I thought we could talk about ways that we help ourselves feel beautiful. So, feel free to give tips, advice, or ask questions. Who knows, one of us might have the answer. :) Mon, 8 Mar 2010 15:23:46 EST Question of the day- Monday, March 8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10447x27824x32516252 What is your biggest obstacle for eating healthy? Sun, 7 Mar 2010 22:53:29 EST Water, water everywhere http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10447x27824x32500457 Does anybody besides me find it difficult to drink <BR> their water everyday? I need to because I have so much trouble with my skin breaking out. Do you have any idea what it feels like to have pimples at the age of thirty-one? AcneFree doesn't seem to be cutting it, so I'm going to try drinking my water everyday and report. Also, feel free to post any ideas on how to get in those eight servings everyday! Would anyone like to join me? Sun, 7 Mar 2010 10:02:24 EST Question of the day-Sunday, March 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10447x27824x32492362 What is your biggest obstacle to exercising? <BR> <BR> <BR> Have a great day! <BR> <BR> Aron Sat, 6 Mar 2010 21:13:39 EST Question of the day-Friday, March 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10447x27824x32461063 What are your plans for this weekend? <BR> <BR> Hugs, <BR> <BR> Aron Fri, 5 Mar 2010 12:08:38 EST Question of the day-Thursday, March 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10447x27824x32421681 If you could meet any historical figure, who would it be? <BR> <BR> Have a great day! <BR> <BR> Aron Wed, 3 Mar 2010 23:09:46 EST Question of the day-Wednesday, March 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10447x27824x32396097 When you diet or are trying to eat healthier, do you allow yourself "treats?" If so, how often? <BR> <BR> HAVE A GREAT DAY! <BR> <BR> Aron Wed, 3 Mar 2010 06:42:27 EST March challenges http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10447x27824x32354208 So, I was thinking about you guys on the way to Tally today, and I was thinking that we could have some fun and complete some challenges for March! <BR> <BR> I was thinking of introducing two challenges for this month. One for our physical health and one for our emotional health! Ready? <BR> <BR> For our physical health how about we shoot for 500 minutes of exercise for this month? It can be anything. As long as we get that heart pumping. <BR> <BR> For our emotional health, do someth... Mon, 1 Mar 2010 18:59:20 EST Here's to Mental Health (Caution: senstive issues) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27824x32325933 Hello team: <BR> <BR> If you have been watching the news, you know that there have been a couple of high profile suicides recently. I have been absolutely appauld at some of the insensitive reactions that I've heard and read from some people. This is a topic that needs to be discussed, which is why I am starting this thread. If you ever have any questions, information, or need support-let us know! We need to be able to have open and active discussions. To start, what does everything thi... Sun, 28 Feb 2010 21:33:47 EST Question of the day-Monday, March 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10447x27824x32325582 I'm driving to Tally tomorrow, so tomorrow's question is being posted tonight. <BR> <BR> Did your parents relationship with food affect you? If so, how? Sun, 28 Feb 2010 21:20:52 EST Question of the day-Sunday. February 28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10447x27824x32298108 Which would you rather do-work in the house or work in the yard? Sat, 27 Feb 2010 19:31:31 EST Question of the day-Thursday, February 25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10447x27824x32236027 Were you a Daddy's girl or a Momma's boy growing up? Thu, 25 Feb 2010 10:05:25 EST Question of the day-Wednesday, February 24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10447x27824x32195736 When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up? Tue, 23 Feb 2010 20:42:48 EST Question of the day-Monday, February 22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10447x27824x32148197 I've heard that playing sports is a great way to get exercise. I am not athletic at all, but I wondered. Do you play sports to work out? What do you play? Mon, 22 Feb 2010 10:28:15 EST Question of the day-Sunday February 21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10447x27824x32134527 My best friend recently warn me about what type of information I put on my Sparkpage because she is afraid that it would leave me vulnerable. Made me wonder. Are you cautious about what appears on your Sparkpage? Sun, 21 Feb 2010 19:44:37 EST New Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10720x27824x32129398 Hey Everybody: <BR> <BR> I have totally redone my Sparkpage with new goals, new pictures, etc. I was wanting some feedback. So, if you do not mind, visit my page and let me know what you thinlk. :) <BR> <BR> Aron Sun, 21 Feb 2010 16:11:03 EST Question of the day-Saturday, February 20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10447x27824x32104447 Do you have any pets? If so, what kind of pets do you have? Sat, 20 Feb 2010 14:17:29 EST Have you been watching the Olympics? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27824x32097990 I have. Aren't they great. Those people work so hard for their goals. We have to work just as hard as they do. <BR> <BR> Tell me what you think and which sport you like the best so far. <BR> <BR> I loved the men's free skating. They all made it look so easy, so natural. <BR> <BR> Have a great day today. <BR> <BR> Sharon Sat, 20 Feb 2010 09:04:05 EST Question of the day-Friday, February 19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10447x27824x32084211 What is a short term goal that you are currently trying to accomplish? <BR> <BR> <BR> Happy Friday! Fri, 19 Feb 2010 14:25:43 EST Question of the day-Thursday, February 18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10447x27824x32063089 Building on yesterday's question: <BR> <BR> Does being an introvert or extrovert present any challenges for you? If so, what are they? Thu, 18 Feb 2010 17:19:56 EST Question of the day-Wednesday, February 17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10447x27824x32020884 What are you, an introvert or an extrovert? Wed, 17 Feb 2010 06:58:27 EST I think you will enjoy this blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27824x31900305 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=2873305 </link> <em>223</em> Fri, 12 Feb 2010 09:47:50 EST Question of the day-Friday, February 12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10447x27824x31894726 Friday nights are usually a "fun night" for me. What do you do on a typical Friday night? Fri, 12 Feb 2010 00:20:21 EST Question of the day-Thursday, February 11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10447x27824x31871287 Valentine's Day is fast approaching. <BR> <BR> Is Valentine's Day a special holiday for you? What makes it so special? Thu, 11 Feb 2010 07:27:04 EST Question of the day February 10th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10447x27824x31842832 Which beverage do you prefer-hot cocoa or hot tea? Wed, 10 Feb 2010 07:01:21 EST Question of the day-Tuesday, February 9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10447x27824x31814722 Where would you rather live, at the beach or in the mountains? Tue, 9 Feb 2010 07:55:49 EST Lessons from the Geese http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27824x31788759 I received this email today and just had to share it with you! Be like the geese. <BR> <BR> FACT: As each bird flaps its wings, it creates an "uplift" for the bird following. By flying in a "V" formation, the whole flock adds 71% greater flying range than if each bird flew alone. <BR> <BR> LESSON: People who share a common direction and sense of community can get where they are going quicker and easier because they are traveling on the thrust of one another. A shared vision and sense of p... Mon, 8 Feb 2010 10:20:07 EST Question of the day-Monday, February 8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10447x27824x31786096 Do you consider yourself a "people person?" Mon, 8 Feb 2010 09:00:40 EST Ideas for Interaction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10720x27824x31760732 I believe that one of the reason so many Americans struggle with depression and other related disorders is that they are hungry for real meaningful contact. Therefore, I thought that we could come up with ideas for interacting with our family and friends in postive ways. Sun, 7 Feb 2010 09:49:40 EST Question of the day-Sunday, February 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10447x27824x31755105 What is your favorite television show? <BR> <BR> Have a great day! <BR> <BR> Aron Sat, 6 Feb 2010 23:24:09 EST Question of the day-February 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10447x27824x31736773 Simple question today: <BR> <BR> What are your plans for this weekend? <BR> <BR> <BR> I hope part of it involves rest. <em>30</em> Sat, 6 Feb 2010 08:23:23 EST Verses of Encouragement http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10720x27824x31736734 "Hast thou not know? Hast thou not heard that the everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? There is no searching for His understanding. <BR> He giveth power to the faint, and to them that have no might He increaseth strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall. But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles, they shall run, and not be w... Sat, 6 Feb 2010 08:20:55 EST Mind Over Matter http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27824x31714163 You can't expect to prevent negative feelings altogether. And you can't expect to experience positive feelings all the time. The Law of Emotional Choice directs us to acknowledge our feelings but also to refuse to get stuck in the negative ones. <BR> <BR> -Greg Anderson <em>81</em> Fri, 5 Feb 2010 09:57:54 EST Question of the day-February 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10447x27824x31710344 I am very fortunate in that I am doing exactly what I want to do in the workforce. <BR> <BR> If you could choose any job or career, what would you choose? Fri, 5 Feb 2010 07:27:49 EST VALENTINE'S DAY SHARE of an EMOTICON or WORD FUN! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27824x31702522 Share any word or emoticon that relates to Valentine's Day! And, have fun everyone! <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> to all! Thu, 4 Feb 2010 20:47:20 EST Question of the day-Thursday, February 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10447x27824x31687676 Hey everybody: <BR> <BR> I wanted to address this issue since I know several of us struggle with depression. I had a rough day Tuesday where I ended up curled up in bed crying. It sometimes makes me fill better and sometimes makes me feel worse. What about you? Does crying usually make you feel better or worse? Thu, 4 Feb 2010 11:02:00 EST I'm new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27824x31670409 My name is Jodi and I am a BIG TIME emotional eater. I have had problems with depression and anxiety for years and actually am on the proper medicine now. However, I still continue to take a "who gives a hoot" attitude and let myself binge when I feel some anxiety. I think now it is mostly a bad habit. I'm hoping to find good tips on this forum to help me out. Wed, 3 Feb 2010 18:39:31 EST Question of the day Tuesday, February 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10447x27824x31622122 Do you enjoy shopping? If so, where is your favorite place to shop? Tue, 2 Feb 2010 08:10:28 EST Question of the day Monday, February 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10447x27824x31577315 I have recently gone back to being more active on Facebook, and have reconnected with some great friends from college. So today's question is: <BR> <BR> Do you still communicate with people from highschool or college? If so, how has staying in touch impacted you? Sun, 31 Jan 2010 20:14:07 EST "F" is for FEBRUARY and..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27824x31565168 It's almost here -- so here we go -- please post any word that begins with the letter "F"! And, most of all, have fun! Sun, 31 Jan 2010 12:12:41 EST Question of the day-Sunday, January 31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10447x27824x31554833 Hey team: <BR> You know we're here to share ideas on relieving stress, so here's another one: <BR> <BR> What are some ways that you stay organized? Sat, 30 Jan 2010 23:17:59 EST What are you doing this Saturday night? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27824x31545661 I'm going to see the musical My Fair Lady tonight. What are you doing tonight? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>335</em> Sat, 30 Jan 2010 16:02:14 EST WELCOME OUR NEW CO-LEADER, SHARONSMEOW! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27824x31544560 It's so great that you're going to be co-leading the Group and enjoy! Your support to others is so appreciated and thank you for being such a great friend! Sat, 30 Jan 2010 15:10:33 EST Question of the day-Saturday, January 30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10447x27824x31534197 Do you struggle with talking to yourself negatively? If so, what do you do to combat the negative self-talk? <BR> <BR> Have a great day! <BR> <BR> Aron Sat, 30 Jan 2010 06:57:08 EST Question of the day-Friday, January 29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10447x27824x31514570 Do you enjoy writing? If so, what do you write about? Fri, 29 Jan 2010 11:19:55 EST Good reports http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27824x31481306 I know that we sometimes deal with so much that we forget to acknowledge when we have a good day, or we succeed at overcoming something that is a big deal for us. Let's not overlook these events. Let's share! Thu, 28 Jan 2010 07:55:26 EST Question of the day-Thursday, January 28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10447x27824x31480720 I stole this question from another team, but I think that it's a good one for us. <BR> <BR> What are three positive attributes that you have? <BR> <BR> Have a great day! <BR> <BR> Aron Thu, 28 Jan 2010 07:27:24 EST Question of the day-Tuesday, January 26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10447x27824x31421976 This is sort of a two-parter: <BR> <BR> What was your favorite bedtime story as a child? <BR> <BR> If you have kids, what is/was your favorite story to read to them? Tue, 26 Jan 2010 08:25:13 EST Question of the day-Monday January 25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10447x27824x31394837 Tax returns are coming soon, which should help most of us out. What are you planning to do with yours? Mon, 25 Jan 2010 11:09:24 EST Dealing with anger towards yourself http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10720x27824x31230191 Hello, fellow sparkers! <BR> <BR> My question is this: How do you forgive yourself for small things? I get extremely angry with myself over something small, and sometimes visualizations help to keep me from blowing it out of proportion, but sometimes they don't and then I get angrier, angrier, angrier at myself for being angry with myself in the first place. <BR> <BR> For instance, Saturday night I went out to a bar and was proud of myself for sticking to limits, watching my portions for fo... Tue, 19 Jan 2010 14:36:38 EST Welcome our new co-leader TINK33 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27824x31220494 Hey Everybody: <BR> <BR> Great news! You now have a new co-leader. TINK33 has graciously volenteered to help Cheryl and I lead this great group! We are really happy to have her so please give her A GREAT BIG WELCOME! <BR> <BR> Aron Tue, 19 Jan 2010 09:33:47 EST I am proud of ME!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27824x31101622 OK I am so proud of myself!!!! Since December 28 I have been "Back on the weight loss wagon". I have kept myself in check. I have been excercising everyday even if I did not feel like it! I have been eating a balanced diet! <BR> <BR> And...... <BR> I have lost 20 pounds!!!!! Well, I have relost 20 pounds!!!!!!!!!!! I am seeing results and I am proud of myself!!!!!!!!!! <BR> <BR> Thanks for all the support and motivation!!!!!!!!!! I love you all!!! <BR> Love ya, <BR> Lady Dice Fri, 15 Jan 2010 00:06:46 EST Coping With Stress http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27824x31072199 I found this article a while ago and posted it on one of my blogs, some found it really helpful. <BR> <BR> Enjoy. <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> "Each of us has moments when the stress in our lives seems overwhelming. We've just started a new job, had a baby, gotten married or faced an illness. But every day life can be filled with stressful moments as well. Here are a few tips to help life balance out. <BR> <BR> Shhh, Quiet. <BR> <BR> We're surrounded by noise. The TV's always going. Th... Thu, 14 Jan 2010 04:34:45 EST Hi, I'm Katherine http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27824x31072136 Hi, it's nice to be here. This team seems like a nice supportive atmosphere that I could really use. <BR> <BR> For the last 20 years of my life (I'm 38 now) I've been dealing with depression, anxiety (have a team for that), and definitely stress. I've gone through many difficult, painful, scary, tragic and emotional episodes in my life and am still in weekly therapy working on them. I'm getting by, but it's still a work in progress. <BR> <BR> I live in Vancouver, BC and work at a lab. I... Thu, 14 Jan 2010 04:17:47 EST Rename the team? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10720x27824x30946569 Okay, i just joined, so please don't be offended. I just find I have a negative feeling every time I read the name of this team on my screen. I know...I am super sensitive to little nuances. But for me, every word in the name but "and" carries a lot of emotional, negative baggage and I sort of cringe. Please forgive me...I've already gotten a lot of positive support here. Just wondering if anyone else feels this way and would want to consider a more upbeat name? <BR> <em>2</em> <em>304</em>... Sun, 10 Jan 2010 11:58:10 EST Hello, new here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27824x30851858 Hi! My name is Lisa and I'm currently focusing on workout out to alleviate my depression and mood swings. I found this team because of the very supportive leader who also coleads the Mind, Body and Soul team that I joined today. <BR> <BR> It looks like a really active message board, so I'm really looking forward to being a part of this team! Thu, 7 Jan 2010 09:06:48 EST Baby Steps... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27824x30847225 OK so I started my lifestyle change on January 1st. I got up and fixed my meals for the day. I got my food journal out. I logged all my claories, water intake, protein intake, sodium intake, and chlosterol (I run sorta high. I got on my WII Fit everyday since the 1st. Today is the 7th and i have lost 3 pounds!!!!!!!! <BR> YAY ME!!! <BR> LOve ya, <BR> Lady Dice <BR> Thu, 7 Jan 2010 03:04:13 EST Hi, I'm Ann http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27824x30830116 I'm kind of scared to join this group, afraid I'll spend too much time here instead of out taking action...I'm a very addictive personality and can turn a good thing into a vice in a heartbeat. Reading some of the extremely dire situations of some of the members also makes me feel "What am I upset about...look at that!" But I know none of you will feel that way. <BR> <BR> My goal for 2010 is to have a rule for myself: I have to feel my feelings before I try to numb them out with food, tv, et... Wed, 6 Jan 2010 15:09:35 EST Hi, I'm Emma http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27824x30710161 Hi. I'm new to Sparkpeople (couple of days). I have PTSD and major depression; I really struggle a lot with both. I'm happy to have found some support. Sun, 3 Jan 2010 09:50:12 EST SPARKS’ 31 DAYS TO UNBREAKABLE RESOLUTIONS! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10720x27824x30637954 Yes, we're in January and it's 2010!!! <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> So, we will be going along with their motivational calendar and let's break those nasty habits and love making our new healthy ones a part of our daily living! <BR> <BR> We can do it everyone! <em>104</em> <BR> Thu, 31 Dec 2009 16:37:16 EST "J" IS FOR JANUARY and....... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27824x30634477 The new year is almost here and that means JANUARY has begun!!! <BR> <BR> Please share any word beginning with the letter "J" to celebrate the new month and have fun!!! <BR> <BR> Thu, 31 Dec 2009 14:06:52 EST Introducing myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27824x30621438 Hi <BR> <BR> I have been on SP since last april- I am married have a 5 yr old and definitely struggle with eating to cover how I feel. I am hoping this team can help. That I don't feel and eat instead was kinda a light bulb "aha" in one of my blogs from a month or so ago but I am still figuring out what to do with that. <BR> Of course my life is also too stressed with our daughter working fulltime doing massage and acupuncture in private practice- Ironic I help people relax for a living a... Wed, 30 Dec 2009 23:08:34 EST I fell off the wagon... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27824x30572589 OK so I fell off the weight loss wagon and gained all my weight that I lost before going home (in June 2009) and now I am just feeling miserable! <BR> <BR> After we got back from Kentucky in June, I got deep into a funk. I did NOT want to come back to Las Vegas. The people here in Vegas can be so cold and non caring. People in Kentucky are so friendly and outgoing. Plus I am missing my family more than anything. I have no friends and family here in Vegas so I am always alone and have nobody... Tue, 29 Dec 2009 02:11:34 EST Stress dreams http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27824x30529332 Does anybody have stress dreams? If so, would you like to share? I had one of my stress dreams Friday night. I am also back in highschool for some reason. Probably because I hated highschool. It was a little amusing when I woke up because in my dream I was taking a test in my Latin class, and I couldn't remember how to conjugate Latin verbs. How about you? What are your stress dreams and when/why do you have them? Sun, 27 Dec 2009 03:15:24 EST Hi, I'm Sarah http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27824x30523489 Hi. I'm positive that I really need this team. I've struggled with clinical depression, panic attacks/general anxiety disorder and other mental illnesses all my life. I turned 50 this year and really want to spend my last years with some close friendships...even if they are online only. I have a hard time with people...I'm scared of them. All of them until I get to know you or you are my daughter and sometimes I'm still scared of you or her. I spent 20+ years in therapy and don't want anymore... Sat, 26 Dec 2009 18:19:11 EST IN PAIN- NEED PRAYER http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27824x30522387 Very tough Christmas season for me this year. My 20 year old college son Cory is smoking pot, drinking and being verbally abusive to me. We had to set rules 2 years ago and he has broken all of them. I called my ex- his father and things got worse. He-my ex was abusive to me during our 15 year marriage. My son is now living with his father and is blaming me for everything. His dad is enabling him as is his Aunt and adding fuel to his fire of hating me. I invited him for Christmas and received... Sat, 26 Dec 2009 16:51:29 EST Emotional Wellness Scale http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27824x30487380 I periodically ask my clients how they feel on a scale of 1 to 10 (1=bad, 10=good). I do this to help them realise the progress they make and to work on any obsticales they have to feeling better. Since a lot of us struggle with depression, anxiety, and/or just stress period, I thought this would be another good way for us to help one another through praising our successes and helping each other when we feel down. So, tell us, how do you feel today? Wed, 23 Dec 2009 16:35:37 EST Advice, please? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10720x27824x30316812 Hey Everybody: <BR> <BR> I need some advice and some support. I apologize in advanced for the length of this message. I am currently working part-time at a contract job. I will be tied to this contract until October. They pay me $30 for an hour of client contact, and right now I only have two clients. So, I basically make $120 a month. I also receive $400 a month in Social Security. I have to pay for my own gas to go see my clients (last month I spent $100 in gas). You see my problem... Sun, 13 Dec 2009 21:57:30 EST What are some of your Christmas traditions? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10447x27824x30255995 What are some of your Christmas traditions? Are there any traditions that you would like to start? <BR> <BR> My family and I always watch several versions of "The Christmas Carol." Thu, 10 Dec 2009 11:09:10 EST Just trying to get by. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27824x30235208 Hi, <BR> I have used Sparkpeople before, to try to lose weight. Now I am just here to be healthy. My life has taken several traumatic turns that have left me in a place I never thought I would be. I am using Sparkpeople to keep my life on track. It's one of the components that's going to save me. More than using the fitness tracker to encourage me to keep moving, and more than the nutrition tracker to encourage me to keep eating, and eating well, I will use the blog and journal features to ge... Wed, 9 Dec 2009 11:22:02 EST (GAME TIME) CHRISTMAS WORD FUN (A-Z) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10447x27824x30222790 <em>446</em> For this game, list ANY word that begins with ANY of the letters in CHRISTMAS! <BR> <BR> And, most of all, have fun! Tue, 8 Dec 2009 19:47:23 EST CHECK-IN TIME FOR DECEMBER! HAPPY WITH OUR GROUP? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27824x30156338 I just wanted to make sure everyone is enjoying our group and there isn't something you'd like us to concentrate on more, or add to make this the best Group we can! <BR> <BR> So, please let us know -- how are we doing? Everyone feeling the positive friendships and support? Sat, 5 Dec 2009 13:49:43 EST (GAME TIME) "D" IS FOR "DECEMBER"! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27824x30045702 Here we go, a new month, a new letter and a new game where we add our words beginning with the letter "D"! <BR> <BR> Have fun everyone! Mon, 30 Nov 2009 15:58:20 EST (DAILY)IF ASKED ARE U HAPPY TODAY-WHAT WOULD U SAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27824x29989211 I'm adding this post as so often, people will say or ask, "how are you doing"? And we'll say, fine, great, wonderful..... <BR> <BR> BUT, what do you REALLY feel? Are you happy today? Share your "yes" or "no" with us -- as we understand and we're here to support each other. <BR> <BR> So, are you happy today? Fri, 27 Nov 2009 10:53:47 EST WHAT CAUSED U TO FEEL STRESSED TODAY? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27824x29970531 For me, it's usually work, at least from Monday - Thursday, and then there are family issues at times -- but what made you feel stressed today? Please share and let's see if we can find ways to lessen that stress for you. Wed, 25 Nov 2009 21:23:53 EST New Member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27824x29476538 Hi my name is Pat and I am new to the group and wanted to introduce myself. <BR> I have had some very stressful things going on in my life in the past year. <BR> I will share more at another time. <BR> Pat <BR> Mon, 2 Nov 2009 17:11:09 EST (GAME TIME) "N" IS FOR "NOVEMBER"! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27824x29428442 Here we go -- it's almost here -- so we might as well start thinking words that begin with the letter "N"! <BR> <BR> Ready everyone -- another new month and this time with "N"!!! Sat, 31 Oct 2009 15:51:12 EST (FUN TIME) SAY HI and SHARE YOUR WAVE!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27824x29424239 <em>213</em> Good morning everyone and have a super great day!!! Sat, 31 Oct 2009 11:24:40 EST Fibro Information http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27824x29368350 Great Link about fibro and pain <BR> <BR> <link>yourtotalhealth.ivillage.com/manage-<BR>fibromyalgia?nlcid=pa|10-28-2009| </link> Wed, 28 Oct 2009 14:15:46 EST (DAILY) DO YOU FEEL YOU ATE HEALTHY YESTERDAY? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27824x29326043 <em>277</em> <em>496</em> <em>284</em> <em>267</em> <em>492</em> <em>265</em> <em>53</em> <em>45</em> <BR> Here's one for us to use as our own individual tracker when it comes to the food choices we make each day! <BR> <BR> Looking back, do you feel you made healthy food and eating choices yesterday? Did you get your fruits and veggies in, how about protein, etc. <BR> <BR> Please share and you can reply with a simple "yes" or however you'd like! Just as long as we're eating heal... Mon, 26 Oct 2009 18:13:41 EST Emotional Eating http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27824x29301020 I was looking at some of the blogs on the "emotional eating" Sparkgroup and it caused me to start thinking that this would be a good topic to talk about here. Does anyone here struggle with emotional eating? If so, how do you cope? <BR> <BR> Hugs, <BR> Aron Sun, 25 Oct 2009 16:47:57 EST DID U LISTEN TO MUSIC YESTERDAY or TODAY? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10720x27824x29296785 There is such a variety of music and a variety of reasons that we all love to listen to it! So, what better way than to share if we listened to music to CALM ourselves down, MOTIVATE ourselves with upbeat tempos while working out, or just that we ENJOY it! <BR> <BR> Please share -- and even the sort of music that you enjoy and helps you -- opera? bee-bop? calming nature sounds? the latest top 10's, etc. <BR> <BR> I love all sorts of music and I yesterday I listened to more soothing musi... Sun, 25 Oct 2009 12:41:08 EST Hi, I'm new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27824x29260118 Hi everyone! My name is Nancy and I am new to your team today. I am very glad to have found this team as I suffer from anxiety and depression. I am looking forward to learning some coping techniques and getting support here. <BR> <em>213</em> Fri, 23 Oct 2009 10:49:18 EST I think I have finally cracked.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27824x29208637 Lately I have been feeling so uptight...EVERYTHING irritates me. Ever since my hysterectomy, things bohter me ALOT more! <BR> <BR> I was just laying in bed the other night and felt like I wanted to just comeout of my skin and then I felt as if I wanted to just scream. Then everything sets me off and makes me cry for no apparent reason! <BR> <BR> I went to my chiropractor and he says my adrenal gland is now messed up. He did not say if it was over active or under active. I do not even know... Wed, 21 Oct 2009 01:27:32 EST Help Me Sisters!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27824x29060857 Hello Ladies, <BR> I am coming to you for some help and some advice! I am 6 weeks post op from TVH with tubes and ovaries in tact. <BR> I was supposed to be able to go back to work after 2 weeks but developed complications so I ended up missing 6 weeks! <BR> Ok when I went back for my 6 week post op check-up, my OB saw "nodules" on my wall where my cervix was removed. He found 3 so he took an instrument that was hook shaped and removed them and then cauterized them. He then dismissed me and ... Wed, 14 Oct 2009 01:13:04 EST What are you reading? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27824x28981782 I enjoy a good book, and I know that several other members on our team do to, so I thought that we could share what we're reading right now to give everyone else some ideas for some good books. <BR> <BR> Right now I'm reading "Still Alice" by Lisa Genova. It's about a psychology professor at Harvard who develops Alzheimer's disease. Alzheimer's runs in my family, which is why the book interested me. What is everybody else reading? <BR> <BR> Aron Sat, 10 Oct 2009 11:33:37 EST SHARE IDEAS! TOPIC OF DISCUSSION FOR OCTOBER! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27824x28981705 Let's start something new -- and that is, let's discuss a topic of interest to us! Please share a topic that YOU would like to deal with this month! Health, the Economy, Families, Stress, Eating, Exercising, etc. -- Anything at all! <BR> <BR> Please share a TOPIC -- we want to make this a group that is of help to all! And, in a few days, we'll see what we have gathered -- and make it a DISCUSSION FOR OCTOBER!! Let's do it -- it should be fun for all of us!!! Sat, 10 Oct 2009 11:27:15 EST DAILY DEVOTION FOR DIETERS!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27824x28980253 <em>43</em> DEVOTION FOR DIETERS <BR> By: Dan Dick <BR> <BR> Isaiah 26:4 <BR> Trust ye in the Lord for ever: for in the Lord Jehovah is everlasting strength. <BR> <BR> Lettuce! Celery! Low-fat cottage cheese! Yeesh! It never got any more interesting. The same old bland foods got tiresome after awhile. Debbie thought she would go crazy before long. She knew what she was doing was a good thing. She really wanted to lose weight. She wanted to look and feel great. Sometimes she didn't know... Sat, 10 Oct 2009 09:54:59 EST DID YOU HAVE A GREAT SLEEP LAST NIGHT? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10720x27824x28941565 I know I did -- my head hits the pillow -- and I'm gone --- lights out -- zonked! Thu, 8 Oct 2009 11:48:58 EST HAS ANYONE DONE "FOCUSING" FOR ANXIETY? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10720x27824x28838687 I'm wondering if any of you have ever done or mastered the technique of "Focusing". I just started reading a book dealing with this stress reliever, and, more so, for panic attacks, etc. So, share with us if you have done this and it has helped you. It sounds interesting and it is more being in touch with your own body and emotions in order to relieve the anxiety. Sat, 3 Oct 2009 22:36:44 EST DID U HUDDLE or COMMENT ON OUR TEAM WALL TODAY? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27824x28836944 What a great motivator -- feeds that determination and the friendship without our friends here! So, there's your question: <BR> <BR> DID YOU HUDDLE OR SHARE A COMMENT ON OUR TEAM WALL TODAY AND SHARE IN THE FUN AND SUPPORT OF YOUR FELLOW MEMBERS? Sat, 3 Oct 2009 20:55:01 EST DID YOU HAVE A GOOD DAY YESTERDAY? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27824x28836904 Looking back, did you have a "good" day yesterday? Be it with your physical activities, your overall attitude, your food choices, your activities with family or friends, work, etc. Plain and simple! Would you call it a "good day"??? I so hope it was! Please share! <BR> <BR> Sat, 3 Oct 2009 20:52:56 EST Really down and out lately.... .......... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27824x28776881 <BR> I am feeling really down and out and have been for about a week now. Please don't get me wrong or judge my hubby because this may be something that I need to work out by myself but any advice is welcome! <BR> <BR> But August 26th, I had a TVH (total vaginal hysterectomy) and developed complications. Well I was supposed to be off work like 2 weeks but when I developed the complications my OB put me off 3 more weeks. Well, the night I was in the hospital my hubby was on this computer ... Thu, 1 Oct 2009 01:42:22 EST What are you doing to get ready for SAD? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27824x28702176 Living in Minnesota, I have come to dread the time directly after the holidays. For one, it is almost impossible to leave the house. But most of all, my depression really kicks in during those long months of Feb, March, and April. This year I am trying to prepare by painting the kitchen a cheerful color, signing up for the YMCA, and reading some books (UNSTUCK)about beating depression. <BR> <BR> Any other suggestions? <em>425</em> Mon, 28 Sep 2009 02:28:55 EST SEPTEMBER IS YOGA MONTH!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27824x28125299 Remember September is YOGA MONTH!!!!!! <BR> <BR> So, for those of you who enjoy the art of Yoga -- let's do it!!! Here is a pose that you can do either laying or standing!! <BR> <BR> Has anyone done the pelvic tilt? It’s a super great pose for lower back pain. When you begin, you can feel the pain a bit, but trying doing a few more and see if that pain doesn’t leave you. <BR> <BR> For those that are starting yoga, or curious on how to do it- you can do them laying on the floor or standi... Wed, 2 Sep 2009 08:36:47 EST ADD YOUR "POSTIVE" AND "UPBEAT" WORD OF THE DAY!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10447x27824x28111717 If we want to fight that stress, we need to think positive -- so, what better way than to add your "positive" word for the day! Any word that is uplifting and positive!!! Concentrate on your positives and try to ignore those negatives -- that's my belief -- so let's do it and share those positive words!!! <BR> <em>224</em> Tue, 1 Sep 2009 16:56:03 EST LET'S SHARE THOSE HEALTH TIPS!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10720x27824x28111606 Let's share those health tips -- be it ways you stay motivated, any info you've read, ways to cut those calories, tips on your eating choices, new exercises and physical activities that you have found you really love, anything to add and share on our way to that healthy and happy lifestyle!!! Tue, 1 Sep 2009 16:50:55 EST SPARKS HEALTHY REFLECTIONS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27824x27882770 I'm adding this post as I'm sure alot of us journal our feelings, our eating for the day, physical activities, etc. And, I'm not sure if everyone has or does see the "Healthy Reflections" for the day -- but they are great! So, I'm going to start to post them here as I do with my other Teams. So, to my friends that are on my other Teams -- you're getting a repeat -- BUT, I think they can be of such benefit to us -- that even reading them again can only improve our day!!! Sat, 22 Aug 2009 19:57:57 EST (DAILY) GIVE A GOODIE FUN!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10447x27824x27876030 I just posted this on another Team I lead and it's a fun one!! <BR> <BR> This game is on a lot of Teams and it sounds like fun – so, like I always say – let’s do it!!! And, please reply only 1 time a day – and let’s see where it takes us and how fast we hit that 100!!! <BR> <BR> We begin by posting 1 – the next person replies with a 2 and we keep going until we hit 100! For that friend who replies to the “99” with their “100” – they have to give a goodie to another friend in our Group! ... Sat, 22 Aug 2009 11:57:53 EST Healthy foods A-Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10447x27824x27827017 apples Thu, 20 Aug 2009 06:18:54 EST Animals A-Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10447x27824x27827013 antelope Thu, 20 Aug 2009 06:18:21 EST USA Cities A-Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10447x27824x27827009 Austin, Texas Thu, 20 Aug 2009 06:17:26 EST World Cities A-Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10447x27824x27827006 Auckland, New Zealand Thu, 20 Aug 2009 06:17:06 EST Post any animal emoticon. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10447x27824x27826993 <em>86</em> <em>86</em> <em>86</em> <em>86</em> Thu, 20 Aug 2009 06:15:56 EST J is for .............. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10447x27824x27826991 jam Thu, 20 Aug 2009 06:15:28 EST P is for .............. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10447x27824x27826987 Possum !!!!!!! <em>246</em> <em>246</em> <em>246</em> <em>246</em> <em>246</em> <em>246</em> <em>246</em> Thu, 20 Aug 2009 06:15:09 EST True or False ??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10447x27824x27802602 Easy game. Just reply to the question, then leave a new question for the next person to answer. <BR> <BR> <BR> I have blonde hair ??? Wed, 19 Aug 2009 05:11:15 EST Movies A-Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10447x27824x27802600 All about Eve Wed, 19 Aug 2009 05:10:24 EST Boys names A-Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10447x27824x27802597 Alexander Wed, 19 Aug 2009 05:09:43 EST Girls names A-Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10447x27824x27802595 Arabella Wed, 19 Aug 2009 05:09:28 EST R is for .............. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10447x27824x27802594 rose Wed, 19 Aug 2009 05:09:06 EST L is for ............. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10447x27824x27802592 love Wed, 19 Aug 2009 05:08:28 EST S is for....... .......... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10447x27824x27802591 snow Wed, 19 Aug 2009 05:08:10 EST Bands/Musicians A-Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10447x27824x27802585 Aerosmith Wed, 19 Aug 2009 05:07:13 EST Shopping Spree A-Z ( can be anything ) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10447x27824x27778725 apples Tue, 18 Aug 2009 06:27:04 EST STEPS/MILES WALKED A DAY! (PEDOMETER OR TIME-WISE) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10447x27824x27775989 I definitely use a pedometer and I love to walk! And, as I see that Victoria loves it also, let's add this post and we can track those steps/miles we walk in a day. <BR> <BR> If you don't have a pedometer -- they have some very inexpensive ones that work just as well as the higher priced ones. I know, personally, they have them at (in our area, Walmart) for $5.00 and they work great! So, let's do it -- we'll use this as our physical challenge and see how many of us are putting on those m... Mon, 17 Aug 2009 23:33:01 EST Songs A-Z. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10447x27824x27715244 Anytime at all - The Beatles Sat, 15 Aug 2009 03:38:02 EST Last letter starts new word. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10447x27824x27715243 Write a new word from the last letter of the prior word. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Lemon Sat, 15 Aug 2009 03:37:38 EST Yummy or Yucky ?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10447x27824x27715240 Write a food and the next person will write whether they think it is yucky or yummy, then leave a new food for the next person to answer ! <BR> <BR> <BR> grapes Sat, 15 Aug 2009 03:37:04 EST QUESTION OF THE WEEK (7/28-8/ 3/2009)! DAILY POST! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27824x27294942 What is the FIRST thing you THINK of when you wake up in the morning? (Other than going to the bathroom....) The FIRST thought of YOUR NEW DAY THAT HAS JUST BEGUN FOR YOU? Is it a positive or a negative thought and why? <BR> <BR> Post daily and let's track that mood and see where and which activities or things make or break your day? When we come up with the same thought that is a negative stressor for you, you can work on that negative -- one day at a time and one step at a time! And, if... Mon, 27 Jul 2009 20:47:10 EST My name is.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x27824x27234462 I'm new to all this so I hope that I put this in the correct spot. My name is Missy and I am currently living in Central Minnesota. I have been suffering from depression for some time now. It's been really bad these last few months. Writing use to be the one thing that kept me going when I got depressed now all I can do is cry when I pick up a pen and try to write about how I feel. I am hoping that someday I'll be able to overcome this pain and be able to be happy. Fri, 24 Jul 2009 22:37:50 EST QUESTION OF THE WEEK (7/20 -27/2009)! DAILY POST! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x27824x27137519 This is a super simple question and one that we can easily answer every day! <BR> <BR> Thinking back on yesterday -- what made you feel positive and happy on the inside? Something that afterwards you felt "I DID IT"! Did you bake something that turned out just fantastic? Did you go for a great walk and just love that fresh feeling -- and it raised your mood or your overall feeling for the day? Just keeping an upbeat and positive attitude counts! Because you did it!!! <BR> <BR> Concen... Mon, 20 Jul 2009 21:51:29 EST