SparkPeople Seniors 60+ - Fit For Life Team Messageboard THE TEAM where you can get support and information to help you become Fit For Life. Friendly team mates and fun games. SparkPeople Seniors 60+ - Fit For Life Team Messageboard Wishing for Grandchildren!! Have been reading posts about how much fun your grandchildren are, I am so jealous! I'm an only child and my hubby is the only child of only children so our family is VERY small. I have a son 26 and a daughter 29, neither of which is married. I seem to be the only one I know who is not a Grandmother....most days I'm very grateful for what I do have but just wish I could hold a grandbaby someday soon. Keeping telling myself it WILL happen! Tue, 16 Jun 2015 11:56:08 EST St. Patrick's Day Challenge (now until March 18) <em>137</em> Green is In <em>441</em> <BR> <BR> As we know, St. Patrick's Day is March 17. Eat something green every day until St. Patrick's Day! No, green M&Ms don't count!! <BR> <BR> Here is a list of SOME things you can eat. <BR> <BR> • Broccoli <BR> • Kale <BR> • Romaine lettuce <BR> • Bok choy <BR> • Zucchini <BR> • Collard greens <BR> • Brussel Sprouts <BR> • Turnip greens <BR> • Spinach <BR> • Asparagus <BR> • Celery <BR> • Cucumbers <BR> • Cabbage <BR> • Artichoke <BR> • Okra <... Mon, 9 Mar 2015 12:05:37 EST Places I've Never Been: A-Z Places I've Never Been: A-Z <BR> <BR> Beginning with the letter A and moving forward, each player will post a town, city, country, continent or any PLACE where they have never been: <BR> <BR> A: Antarctica Sun, 1 Mar 2015 20:20:38 EST Senior Chat... <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> Stop by and let us know how you're doing and what's going on in your life. <BR> <BR> <em>106</em> <em>213</em> Tue, 17 Feb 2015 11:43:57 EST Do You Remember? Let's see what we can come up with in do you remember... <BR> <BR> glasses or hand towels in boxes of powdered detergent? <BR> <BR> roller skates with key? <BR> <BR> drive-in theaters? <BR> <BR> You get the idea....let's hear from you!! Mon, 16 Feb 2015 14:19:22 EST SNOW AGAIN! Woke up this morning looked out the window.....what the heck?'s snowing again! Just when the streets were finally getting back to normal. The snow on my deck was at least 4 feet high and then it melted away in a few days. <BR> <BR> Hurry up spring get here! Sat, 10 Jan 2015 12:00:36 EST Wash Machines & Dryers Last year about this time of year, the handle on my clothes dryer fell off. <BR> <BR> I hate forking out money to appliance repair people. So I decided maybe I could fix the problem. If you are into crafts, you will know all about Hodge Podge Glue. I soaked a piece of old flannel fabric in Hodge Podge glue, wrung it out, so it was not dripping. Then I wrapped the soaked fabric around the clothes dryer handle of. Held in place for about five minutes. Well-a dryer door handle st... Tue, 30 Dec 2014 20:10:03 EST Debbie Myer Green Bags - Over 1 Billion Sold I was watching a Shopping Channel, late at night when I couldn't sleep. Debbie Myer was demonstrating her Green Bags. Claiming your fruit and vegetables will stay fresh in a fridge by using her Green Bags up to 9 days longer. <BR> <BR> One day I was in Bed, Bath & Beyond store. There I found the Debbie Meyers "Green Bags" <BR> I decided to buy a package to try them out. <BR> <BR> Oh, my goodness, I am throwing out less food waste ! The Green Bags really do work! I am single so,... Sun, 28 Dec 2014 00:39:48 EST Hi, anybody there ? I walk every day 40 to 50 minutes. Just start with weight . I lost a little more than 10 pounds. I'm tracking my food, my water and my fitness every day. You have a very good Tuesday. <em>213</em> Wed, 15 Oct 2014 00:21:17 EST Calories Burned While Gardening Calories Burned While Gardening <BR> General = 272 calories per hour <BR> <BR> Assuming a body weight of: 150 pounds <BR> This is equivalent to eating any of the lines of the following table. <BR> <BR> 1 Grande Starbucks Caffe Latte - Made with whole milk = 272 calories consumed <BR> 0.4 McDonald's Big Mac - With cheese = 704 calories consumed <BR> 3.4 Glasses of wine (3.5 fl oz) = 79 calories consumed <BR> 1 Snickers Bar 273 = calories consumed <BR> 1.3 Cans of Coca-Cola 207 = calorie... Sun, 1 Jun 2014 18:31:20 EST BLOGS AND MORE BLOG REVIEWS <BR> <BR> It does not have to be just our team, members but from any Spark Team Member/s. Showing support for others by reading someone's blog, may just be enough to encourage the writer to not give up or to cheer a member on. It is also a way to get to know other members. If you read a blog you particularly like, why not share a link to it, in here, so others may enjoy the read too! Better still if you want to share your personal blog, add a link in our new BLOGS AND MO... Fri, 23 May 2014 12:29:37 EST What's your favorite hobby? I enjoy reading when the weather isn't very nice outdoors but I love being outdoors either walking or working in my yard when the weather is nice. Fri, 25 Apr 2014 10:56:32 EST Shoe Bag Garden Plan to use my 20 pocket shoe bag which is a vertical over door shoe bag, for experimenting on my balcony for growing some herbs and mixed flowers. The shoe bag is made out a heavy gauge plastic. <BR> <BR> Have a peek at this converted shoe bag garden! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>-garden-in-a-shoe-organizer/ </link> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 22:59:55 EST Absent Leader - Back On Line Firstly would have loved to say I was in the UK or Europe travelling but the truth is…….. <BR> I have been absent due to various life obstacles. Mainly caused my own ignorance of learning a new computer. I switched to an Apple from a Microsoft. First it was such a daunting task but now I realize the Apple laptop is a breeze, once you throw out all knowledge of Microsoft and concentrate on the way the Apple operates. <BR> <BR> In the process a friend in my building was giving away a ... Fri, 28 Feb 2014 21:56:52 EST What made you smile today? It is a beautiful, sunny day but cold here in SD and as I sat at my table with my laptop and scrolling through SparkPeople for the morning I couldn't help but see the busy squirrels and birds enjoying their morning helping of seeds and treats. Those silly squirrels give us such pleasure and joy to watch. They are such curious little critters as they look at me through our patio door as if they are asking for more goodies. They bring smiles to my face as they climb, scamper, & bury their de... Sat, 22 Feb 2014 11:38:32 EST 50 years ago today. What do you remember? We all watched the Ed Sullivan Show that night and fell in love with the Beatles the minute we first saw and heard them. The day after that, my father came home with a new 45 of "I Want to Hold Your Hand," just for me! That was big, considering he'd called them "mop heads" the night before. <BR> <BR> What is the first Beatles song you bought, sang, or just called your favorite? <BR> <BR> Sun, 9 Feb 2014 18:26:05 EST Exercise I really like doing the Leslie Sansone Walk At Home DVDs but was wondering what other exercise 60+ year olds like to do. Walking is my best form of exercise at this point. Thu, 6 Feb 2014 21:43:12 EST Microwave Egg Cooker by Tupperware You can make a 1 - 4 egg omelette with meat &veggies. No fat is used. It works fantastic! The the food doesn't stick to the Tupperware cooker. It cooks in 2 minutes per egg and diced vegetables. I would say it is the fastest prepared breakfast other than cold cereal. Tue, 28 Jan 2014 13:47:25 EST Grade Yourself for December How did YOU do for the month of December? <BR> <BR> Exercise - <BR> Freggies - <BR> Water - <BR> Portion Control - <BR> Weight Loss - <BR> <BR> Me, Ann478 <BR> <BR> Exercise - 80% <BR> Freggies - 100% <BR> Water - 100% <BR> Portion Control - 100% <BR> Weight Loss - Stayed at goal weight. Sat, 4 Jan 2014 22:52:28 EST Weekly Questions 1. What is your favourite forms of exercise? <BR> 2. What new low cal snack food have you tried lately? Sat, 4 Jan 2014 22:47:04 EST I'm New Again! Hi, I am Robin. I had been a member of SP before for many years. I quit the site, but realize that was not a very good move. I am back and ready to get the weight back off and meet lots of new people and maybe reconnect with a few old friends. Fri, 3 Jan 2014 14:42:50 EST New Years Eve What are you doing New Years Eve? <BR> <BR> It is a good time of year to re-evaluate your yearly progress. Do you keep a yearly journal? If do not, it is a great time start a yearly journal. have been keeping a yearly journal since the 1980's. <BR> <BR> Sometimes, it is has taken taken several years, to see a struggle, disappear. I get great pleasure when I have defeated a struggle and can drop the darn topic off of my journal entires. Mon, 23 Dec 2013 13:18:41 EST Won't be logging in for 3 days Going to my daughter's home for Christmas. No christmas cooking or baking for me, finally! Mon, 23 Dec 2013 13:13:29 EST December Babes December 29th ~ JEANNE ROBERTSON Thu, 19 Dec 2013 01:36:38 EST Garments by Canadian Designers I love, love their fleece lined leggings by Orange. One size fits all! I keep ordering them off the Shopping, as my friends try them on and buy a pair of me. I now have 4 colours, not selling one pair. Though ordering a few for my daughter for Christmas. Quality made in Canada clothing has me as a repeated customer. Mon, 9 Dec 2013 11:50:34 EST November ~ Grade Yourself November Goals ...... I Accomplished <BR> <BR> 0 - 100% <BR> <BR> 100% - Exercise <BR> 100% - Veggies & Fruits <BR> 100% - Water - 8 glasses a day <BR> 100% - Portion Control <BR> 100% - Weight Loss - Maintaining goal weight. Mon, 9 Dec 2013 11:39:49 EST Nixxing Holiday Weight Gain Hey, everybody -- I'm starting early this year, going to plan better ( I hope), and I have determined I'm NOT going to gain 5 - 7 pounds this year in November through December. I welcome your support and suggestions, especially from those of you who have lost weight through the Thanksgivings and Christmases past. Let us all know the secrets of continuing to lose pounds over the next 50 days or so when everyone around us will be eating, sharing food, bringing treats to work, and generally sab... Fri, 8 Nov 2013 14:02:46 EST POINTS EARNED For Our team Please let your team mates know your results! <BR> Thanks in Advance! <BR> <BR> On the main page on the left hand side you will see the teams you belong to, with a flag beside it. Click on the flag. The Points will appear for the day. Then post in here the points you earn for the team. You can choose up to different 5 teams. <BR> <BR> My points Won <BR> <BR> Nov 8th 2013 - 2 points - Rank # 6 in Age group 60's category <BR> Nov 9th 2013 - 3 points - Rank i# 6 in Age group 60's catego... Fri, 8 Nov 2013 10:33:25 EST Question of the week Many parts of the country has gone into winter mode. Have you adjusted the type of exercises you do? Mon, 4 Nov 2013 09:02:43 EST Grade Yourself For October What October Goals ...... Did You Accomplish? <BR> <BR> 0 - 100% <BR> <BR> Exercise - <BR> Freggies (Veggies & Fruits) - <BR> Water - <BR> Portion Control - <BR> Weight Loss - Mon, 4 Nov 2013 08:38:41 EST November Birthdays ..... <em>383</em> .... <BR> November Babes! <BR> 23rd - DIANA HALLOCK <BR> 30th - PITLOCK Mon, 4 Nov 2013 08:28:35 EST Question of the Week What is your favourite type of salad? Sat, 5 Oct 2013 14:53:27 EST It Cosmetics Have any of you used this line of Cosmetics? I started using it about a year ago by ordering some off the shopping channel. I am so impressed, as a little goes along way. Sat, 5 Oct 2013 14:38:51 EST I am back as your team leader I finally access the right person to get me back as your team leader. Phew! <em>198</em> <BR> Is anyone interested in becoming a co-leader for our team. It would be very helpful to have a co-leader. Tue, 1 Oct 2013 23:03:41 EST A New Definition For ''Old'' A New Definition For ''Old'' <BR> <BR> Life Tales From a Former Olympian <BR> <BR> -- By Julie Isphording, former Olympian <link><BR>ion_articles.asp?id=256 </link> Sat, 28 Sep 2013 13:04:08 EST NO team leader I am locked out as the Team leader for this team. Sat, 28 Sep 2013 12:50:19 EST Grade Yourself for September How did YOU do for the month of September? <BR> Exercise - <BR> Freggies - <BR> Water - <BR> Portion Control - <BR> Weight Loss - <BR> <BR> Sorry we missed August but with my sign on name there was a lot of confusion that, never did get resolved. I am still locked out of Spark People, as your team leader. Basically this team has no leader. <BR> Sat, 28 Sep 2013 12:39:57 EST Got a garden plot in Community Garden Missed having my garden plot in the Community Garden. I gave up my plot two years ago, because was busy with other life changing events. Now my life has settle in to a dull pace. Was really missing having a garden. So I was informed tonight, I got the plot next to my original plot. It is smaller than my original plot which suits me just fine. My neighbor gardener wanted my original plot as he grows a lot of vegetables. The plot he had was too small. So we are neighbors trading plots! Sun, 15 Sep 2013 22:56:55 EST Silver Sneakers Steps My Humana insurance offers Silver Sneakers. I do not live within 15 miles of a participating fitness club, so am going to join the Silver Sneakers Step program. They will send a Steps Kit with an upgraded pedometer, a motivational walking CD and a Steps Handbook. Is anyone familiar with this Kit and what the CD is like? Thu, 12 Sep 2013 21:13:16 EST Please Read If you wonder why there are two names similar, it is simple, I bought a new laptop and with all the changes needed to be made, to access all sorts of places, I go on the internet, my old information was being rejected. It is had been a very long tiring day. I am saying goodnight to you all as it is now 1am <em>40</em> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 04:02:16 EST Thank -You To all that have send me Birthday Goodies and Messages! <BR> I truly appreciate the time you took to think of me on my Birthday. <BR> <BR> The truth is without such wonderful cyber pals, teams would not survive. <BR> Being team leader for several teams and belonging to many other teams, had me swamped <BR> as I started to reply to each one. I thought this going to take me eons, to reply to all, Decided <BR> the leave you all a message this way. <BR> <em>304</em> <em>304</em> <e... Thu, 22 Aug 2013 01:00:21 EST August Birthdays 21st - ann478 <em>46</em> <BR> <BR> No more leo the lions in here? Tue, 6 Aug 2013 15:37:26 EST Houseplants & Gardens Give your plants an economical boost! <BR> <BR> Did you know.....? <BR> <BR> Drop banana peels from two bananas in quart of water, they are a natural fertilize for houseplants, potted annuals and banana peels work great dug in the soil in a garden. <BR> <BR> Can't eat two bananas a day? No problem peel them and pop the skinned bananas in a zip lock baggie, pop in freezer. When needed for use, thaw for 15 minutes and use. Tue, 6 Aug 2013 15:34:37 EST Grade your self for July Well here it is another month zoomed by! <BR> How did YOU do for the month of July? <BR> <BR> Exercise - <BR> Freggies - <BR> Water - <BR> Portion Control - <BR> Weight Loss - <BR> Tue, 6 Aug 2013 15:24:17 EST June - Grade Yourself Well here it is another month zoomed by! <BR> How did YOU do for the month of June? <BR> <BR> Exercise - <BR> Freggies - <BR> Water - <BR> Portion Control - <BR> Weight Loss - Sat, 6 Jul 2013 12:15:40 EST July Birthdays JULY <BR> <BR> 20th - ARTJAC <BR> 23rd - CALCAZ Fri, 5 Jul 2013 16:23:34 EST I will be out of touch I am having a revision of my total knee replacement on Tuesday, June 18 thus I will be out of touch for a few weeks. <BR> <BR> Kathie <em>220</em> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 00:10:05 EST The Dvd.s are one .... <BR> <BR> Hi all <BR> I try to do my DVDs at least every second days even if I find a thousand reasons <BR> why I should not,,,Now... reading all these fun and serious reports here <BR> perks me up and today a 45 min Denise Austin felt easy knowing that lots of <BR> people here are doing everything in their power to stay fit.. In other word <BR> I suddenly feel like Im not alone... <BR> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Blessings and miracles <BR> in your way <BR> Yvonne Tue, 4 Jun 2013 17:46:07 EST Hi from Newbie Yvonne Hi <BR> <BR> I just joined ant it looks like a lot of fun <BR> its so much information and time is always an issue so Im doing as good as I can <BR> trying to "get it" <BR> Thanks for welcome mails <BR> Yvonne Mon, 3 Jun 2013 09:40:15 EST ARE YOU GROWING OLDER? ARE YOU GROWING OLDER? <BR> <BR> 1. Do people give you their seats on public transport? <BR> Yes <BR> No <BR> <BR> 2. Have you started losing your teeth? <BR> Yes <BR> No <BR> <BR> 3. <BR> Does the hair-stylist find difficulty with your hair? As there are hardly any left? <BR> Yes <BR> No <BR> <BR> 4. Do even grown-ups address you as Uncle/Aunt? <BR> Yes <BR> No <BR> <BR> 5. Has the number of medicines you take daily, increased since last few years? <BR> Yes <BR> No <BR> <BR> 6. ... Wed, 29 May 2013 20:53:17 EST Grocery Shopping Questionaire What is your usual grocery shopping routine? <BR> <BR> A) Bulk shopper <BR> <BR> B) Once a Week <BR> <BR> C) Several times a week <BR> <BR> D) Seasonal Farmer's Markets Wed, 29 May 2013 12:45:56 EST May - Grade yourself Grade yourself once a month or weekly. <BR> How will you, did you in May? <BR> <BR> Give yourself a goal each week to stick to! <BR> <BR> Exercise -- % <BR> Freggies (Fruits & Vegetables) -- % <BR> Water -- % <BR> Portion Control -- % <BR> Weight Loss -- % <BR> Wed, 29 May 2013 12:38:57 EST June Birthdays JUNE <BR> <BR> 14th - SandyW1945 <BR> 25th - SEAWITCHBLUE Wed, 29 May 2013 12:33:52 EST Game: A - Z All About Plants Acorn <BR> <BR> The acorn, or oak nut, is the nut of oak trees and their close relatives (genera Quercus and Lithocarpus, in the family Fagaceae). <BR> <BR> It usually contains a single seed (rarely two seeds), enclosed in a tough, leathery shell, and borne in a cup-shaped cupule. Acorns vary from 1–6 cm long and 0.8–4 cm broad. <BR> Acorns take between 6 to 24 months (depending on the species) to mature. <BR> <BR> Acorns play an important role in forest ecology when oaks are the domi... Fri, 10 May 2013 01:30:54 EST What Physical Activity - Did YOU DO today? Do you change you action plan for physical activity, each day, depending how you feel or time space? Sun, 24 Mar 2013 21:42:19 EST A Yummy Breakfast Idea I don’t usually do things like this but this morning I found a SparkPeople Recipe I want to share. I’m not much of a fruit eater so when I buy bananas I always end up with some over-ripe ones I have to figure out what to do with. I’ve also been looking for ways to get more protein in my diet. I bought some protein powder and now am on the look out for other things to do with it besides just drink it. This is a recipe for Banana Blueberry Protein Muffins. Besides the fruit they’re made wi... Wed, 20 Mar 2013 14:10:20 EST Healthy Choice Frozen Yogurt Bars Healthy Choice - Low Fat - Frozen Yogurt Bars at costco <BR> <BR> Nutrients per Bar <BR> 90 Calories per bar <BR> 97% fat Free <BR> 8% Calcium <BR> 15 g Carbs <BR> 9 g Sugar <BR> 5 mg Cholesterol <BR> 1 % Sodium <BR> 2 g Protein <BR> 2 % Vitamin A <BR> <BR> Two different flavours in a box I picked ws Chocolate Raspberry & Peach Mango Vanilla. My granddaughters favourites. We share one as a treat when she stays over night. She nibbles one side and I the other side, taking turns. She thi... Mon, 18 Mar 2013 04:09:15 EST DID YOU KNOW ........... ABOUT SPARK RADIO <BR> <link><BR>io.asp </link> Sun, 17 Mar 2013 13:13:53 EST THE GENIE BRA Have any of you bought a Genie Bra? <BR> <BR> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 13:10:59 EST Probiotics and Digestive Enzymes Someone emailed me a couple of days ago asking my opinion of Digestive Enzyme Supplements and/or Probiotics to aid digestion. I thought the answer might be of interest to others so decided to share my reply with my teams. The information I’m providing is educational only, I’m a retired biology teacher, NOT a doctor. I’m not attempting to offer medical advice. Also, SparkPeople has an excellent Diet and Nutrition forum. This is a great place to ask questions related to nutrition, fitness... Thu, 14 Mar 2013 11:27:20 EST Are You Drinking Your Daily Water Requirements? Do you find you have developed a non-quenched desire to drink water? Can one become addicted to drinking water? I think I am addicted to drinking water. I find the contrast amazing from one whom, rarely drank water, to a guzzler of that clear cold stuff! <BR> <BR> Things could be worse I suppose, like alcohol addition or soft drink addiction. I bought two boxes soft drinks before Christmas, for guests whom may still like a drink of hard liquor, mixed with cola or 7 up. I still have 1... Thu, 14 Mar 2013 01:45:00 EST Swelling Ankles? The Sodium/P otassium relationshi I recently had a problem with my ankles swelling, some of you followed the posts and I thank you for your input and suggestions. What finally solved the problem for me was simply recalling a concept I used to teach, the relationship between sodium and potassium in your cells. I’m a retired Biology teacher, NOT a doctor so this information is from an educational standpoint, not medical advice but I thought it might be helpful to understand a little more about how this part of your body works... Sun, 10 Mar 2013 10:59:06 EST Food Choices I don't eat the same as I did when I started my wieght loss journey. <BR> Do I miss my old eating habits? Heck NO! <BR> Perhaps all the calorie counting, label reading, trying new foods become a full time chore! <BR> Well that was in the beginning.................I feel so much wiser best of all I AM THIN once again! <BR> <BR> Please share your food experiences! Thu, 7 Mar 2013 01:50:37 EST General Gab Where the heck is everyone? <BR> Started watching HLN channel on TV the beginning of the week but the final verdic of Jodi Arias, is being held over till this Monday. I called my sister, as was concerned had not heard from her for 3 weeks. She told me, she has been sick but mostly she has been glued to HLN channel, then she told me of the above case being aired. Fri, 1 Mar 2013 23:25:41 EST Stationary Birthday List - Post By Leader Only Readable but please do not post in here, this is for everyone's use to check, whose birthday is up and coming' <BR> <BR> This area is readable to All teambers. . <BR> <BR> JANUARY <BR> <BR> FEBRUARY <BR> <BR> 12th - SANDYTROUBLE <BR> 18th - LUBAML <BR> 22nd - 2justme <BR> 26th - ELAINEC4 <BR> <BR> MARCH <BR> <BR> 7- KELLEY106 <BR> 18th - LYNDIE48 <BR> <BR> APRIL <BR> <BR> 1st - MISSILENE <BR> 9th - JANIS43 <BR> <BR> MAY <BR> 1st - SUNSHINE_ANGEL1 <BR> 4th - TOONIE <BR> 20th - WHISPER... Fri, 1 Mar 2013 23:00:27 EST Swollen Ankles - Suggestions???? Problem solved. Thu, 28 Feb 2013 11:24:20 EST How to Access SparkPeople Links that Don't Work Since I began posting on SparkPeople I've noticed that sometimes the links don't work. I’ve had people reply to me, “I’d like to read that but the link doesn’t work”. If that's the case all you need to do is this: <BR> <BR> Highlight everything between the <link> on both sides (put your cursor on the right side just before you see <link> <BR> Hold down the left mouse button and drag to the left until everything you want to highlight is blue – make sure you stop before highlighting the ... Thu, 28 Feb 2013 08:46:18 EST Tony Little Fitness Shaper Got my "Tony Litttle Easy Shaper" in this mornings mail. <BR> It came with a DVD with 4 in 1 Personal training work outs along with the work out tool. Titles Below: <BR> 1. Total Body Transformation <BR> 2. Express Abs <BR> 3. Chair-fit Body Shaping <BR> 3. Pilates <BR> <BR> It is a fair size length of bar, with an elastic rubberized rope, connected to stir-ups for your feet. I did 20 minute work out, this morning with it and plan to do 20 minutes this evening. <BR> I like the simplicit... Mon, 25 Feb 2013 19:05:18 EST The Guilt of Cheating Yesterday was a good day – and a bad day. I “cheated” on my diet and treated myself to a BIG bowl of popcorn. A lot of people’s self control challenge has to do with sugar but not me, for me it’s popcorn. I could eat it 3 times a day and not miss anything else (at least for awhile). Popcorn is OK by itself but somehow it’s not the same if it’s the microwave variety and definitely not the same without butter – lots of butter. So yesterday I cheated. My calorie count for the day stayed re... Sun, 24 Feb 2013 09:01:39 EST SIRIUS Satellite Radio I recently bought a new car, it came equipped with Sirius Satellite Radio. I absolutely Love it, Love it! Makes me want to drive for no reason except to listen to golden oldie tunes! <BR> <BR> Satellite radio is a tool used to listen to music, news and talk radio programs without interruption. The technology is relatively new, but the result is a clear signal no matter where a person travels. <BR> <BR> You cannot drive away from satellite radio <BR> <BR> Satellite radio is a popular fe... Sat, 23 Feb 2013 16:49:22 EST I think I am shrinking? Is it dieting & exercise or mixed up sizing? <BR> <BR> Today I was complaining to my daughter about the pants I had bought in fall. I said to her look at these pants the waist is hanging on my hips, the butt end and legs are so baggy too! She agreed the pants looked way too big for me. Daughter says try some other pants on. None of my pants fit . It's a good thing I also bought tights, last fall. though I have been layering them, because it feels warmer. Though they are getting baggy if I j... Wed, 20 Feb 2013 22:52:51 EST Third Time's The Charm???? <BR> Hi everyone. This will be my third time returning to Sparkpeople since I discovered it in 2008. I guess there's a reason I keep coming back, maybe there's still a little hope of success left in me. I would like to lose at least 60 pounds and it really seems impossible sometimes. I think I’m mostly tired, tired of counting calories, of watching EVERYTHING I eat, of trying to figure out an exercise program I can stick to and mainly I’m tired of hating my reflection – especially when I’m n... Tue, 19 Feb 2013 08:43:03 EST Birthday Wishes <em>44</em> HAPPY BIRTHDAY LUBAML! Mon, 18 Feb 2013 11:46:57 EST 2013 Weather Today in my area it was predicted by the farce of a weather report.....rain & snow mixed. It did no such thing! Low lying clouds all day, so gloomy! Had my head stuck in the computer most of the day, playing my favourite games <em>211</em> Tue, 12 Feb 2013 21:25:40 EST Small Appliances & Gadgets Are you a small appliance Junky, umm like me? <BR> My most recent small appliance purchase is a T-Fal Acti-Fry Machine. <BR> <BR> I figured there had to be something on the market that would cook french fries, with less oil. <BR> Not that I would eat 1 1/2 lbs of potatoes which = 4 servings or 4 med. potatoes 187 calories The T Fal Actri-Fry machine uses 1 tablespoon of cooking oil per 4 potatoes. By using only one potato and .25 tablspoon oil, in that Act-Fry Machine reduces a single to... Tue, 12 Feb 2013 21:04:29 EST Weekly Weigh-In Thursdays A weekly spot to share your woes or triumphs! Thu, 7 Feb 2013 14:30:10 EST GROUNDHOG DAY CANADA Folklore has it that if a groundhog sees its shadow on Groundhog Day it'll flee back to its burrow, heralding six more weeks of winter, and if it doesn't, it means spring's just around the corner. <BR> <BR> Hope this years prediction holds true, spring's just around the corner! Sat, 2 Feb 2013 21:07:12 EST January - Month End Report Grade yourself once a month <BR> Give yourself a goal each week to stick to! <BR> January 31st 2013 <BR> How was Your Report Card? <BR> <BR> A= Excellent B = Very Good C = Average D = Needs improvement E = Failing Grade <BR> <BR> Exercise -- <BR> Freggies (Fruits & Vegetables) -- <BR> Goal Setting -- <BR> Portion Control -- <BR> Water -- <BR> Weight Loss -- Thu, 31 Jan 2013 03:03:49 EST Pet Peeves - Air Your Greivance! At the top of my list of pet peeves is .......... <BR> Reading a new car manual - I bought a new car recently, been avoiding to read that manual. Though, I must read it as everything is computerized in the darn car! Bells, whistles and blinking lights for what reason it is trying to tell me something ....but have no idea what is wrong! Thu, 31 Jan 2013 02:48:59 EST "The 8 Hour Diet" "The 8 hour diet"by David Zinczenko with Peter Moore <BR> I am reading this book. I have not gone far with it but what he is advising is for a person to eat what they want within an eight hour time frame and fast the rest of the day and night (16 hours that is). Then you exercise for 8 minutes every morning and eat 8 so called super foods which are ordinary foods such as turkey, eggs,yogurt and berries (to name a few). I have been on this diet this past week and I am dropping a pound of w... Fri, 25 Jan 2013 18:19:15 EST Being Green Being Green <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> Checking out at the store, the young cashier suggested to the older woman, that she should bring her own grocery bags because plastic bags weren't good for the environment. <BR> <BR> The woman apologized and explained, "We didn't have this green thing back in my earlier days." <BR> <BR> The young clerk responded, "That's our problem today. Your generation did not care enough to save our environment for future generations." <BR> <BR> She was right -- ... Wed, 16 Jan 2013 01:29:08 EST Hello I'm a new member, again! I was involved with SparkPeople a few years ago. I loved the program, but life got in the way and I bowed out for a while. Well, now I am back with extra weight. I am excited be getting back in the program. <em>213</em> Tue, 15 Jan 2013 15:48:11 EST Microwaving Water! <BR> A 26-year old man decided to have a cup of coffee. He took a cup of water and put it in the microwave to heat it up (something that he had done numerous times before). I am not sure how long he set the timer for, but he wanted to bring the water to a boil. When the timer shut the oven off, he removed the cup from the oven. As he looked into the cup, he noted that the water was not boiling, but suddenly the water in the cup 'blew up' into his face. The cup remained intact until he threw ... Tue, 15 Jan 2013 02:05:27 EST PLUG IN AIR FRESHENERS Do you use this type of Air Freshener that plugs into an electric socket in a wall? <BR> I had several SETS and always wondered why the plastic part of the air freshener would get very hot. <BR> <BR> For safety reasons I decided to stop using them. I did not throw the little glass bottles out. Mainly was keepling them to recycle the glass. One day I took the fiber encased with a plastic tube out of the wee glass bottles with tweezers. I bought a large bottle of scented oil from WalMart. U... Mon, 7 Jan 2013 03:03:15 EST error Posted Sun, 6 Jan 2013 21:58:07 EST GENERAL CHAT Starting a new chat area for 2013. Sun, 6 Jan 2013 21:12:13 EST January 2013 Weigh-In Now that the festive frenzy is over, let's get back to setting goals. <BR> Let's achieve success in the weight loss department! Wed, 2 Jan 2013 07:39:44 EST Where Did 2012 Go? Wish I could take credit for composing this message, <BR> but I didn't and have no idea who did, however <BR> I agree with the words. <BR> <BR> Where did the year go? Suddenly it is December .......again - and we realize that with giant strides we started in January and within a blink of an eye, 2012 is on its back! <BR> <BR> A big "Thank You" to each and everyone of you, for any impact you had on my life this year. Especially for all the e-mails I received.......without you, I'm sure th... Mon, 31 Dec 2012 09:00:24 EST A - Z Christmas Apple Cider <BR> <BR> At potluck dinners I have attended, Apple cider, is served with a couple splashes of vodka, with cinnamon sticks and sprinkled with cinnamon and nutmeg, though some potluck dinner dinners serve a non-alcohol Apple Cider either way it usually kept hot in a crock pot. Mon, 3 Dec 2012 23:29:30 EST December Grade Yourself Grade yourself once a month or weekly. <BR> How will you, do this seasonal festive month? <BR> <BR> Give yourself a goal each week to stick to! <BR> <BR> Exercise -- % <BR> Freggies (Fruits & Vegetables) -- % <BR> Water -- % <BR> Portion Control -- % <BR> Weight Loss -- % Sat, 1 Dec 2012 22:10:37 EST DEC 2012 WEEKLY WEIGH - IN Share your woes and triumphs, give cheer or support to members who maybe struggling. <BR> <BR> WEEKLY WEIGH IN <em>193</em> <BR> <BR> JUST POST A MESSAGE IF YOU ARE <BR> <BR> UP *** DOWN *** OR *** STAYED THE SAME <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sat, 1 Dec 2012 21:45:08 EST 8 Glasses of Water a Day? When I first started on a new me, I wondered <BR> "How am I going to drink 8 glasses at day? <BR> I was lucky if I managed 8 glasses of water in a month! <BR> <BR> Determined as I was, I did manage, 4 glasses of water a day. <BR> How could I drink the recommended amount? <BR> I decided to buy a Brita Water filteration container. <BR> <BR> I soon realized I was drinking the most tastiest water I know, with little monies spent. Soon I was drinking 8 glasses of water with no problem... Tue, 27 Nov 2012 17:44:07 EST Grade Yourself for November Well, November is almost over. How did you do? Give yourself a grade. <BR> <BR> Exercise-- <BR> Freggies (Fruits & Vegetables)-- <BR> Water-- <BR> Portion Control-- <BR> Weight Loss-- Mon, 26 Nov 2012 11:07:26 EST Holiday Question What is your most memorable Christmas? Sat, 17 Nov 2012 17:31:02 EST Hi team members I am 65 and joined Spark People in mid-September. There is a lot of information and support on this site. I am still finding new things like this Team. My husband and I are retired. I need to lose 25-30 pounds and SP is a great way to do it. <BR> Margaret Fri, 2 Nov 2012 21:49:18 EST November Weekly Weigh - In Share your woes and triumphs and give support to members who maybe struggling. I have set this up in other teams, for Thursday's of each week. <BR> <BR> Weekly Weigh-In <BR> Just state if you are up down or stayed the same. <BR> <BR> If you are interested, please let me know. Thu, 1 Nov 2012 00:05:34 EST Posting Error Posted a topic inccorectly and thus moved the post to suitabl location Wed, 31 Oct 2012 23:56:04 EST Found Article: 5 Swaps For Mayo Mayo – either you adore it and can't get enough, or you wouldn't touch it with a ten foot pole! For those of us who love it, and maybe even more so people who don't, we offer you – the ultimate mayo swaps! There are so many equally delicious alternatives, such as: <BR> <BR> Hummus <BR> <BR> Love tuna fish salads? We do too! Rather than mixing your tuna with mayo, try mixing your tuna with hummus! The chickpea-based spread is low calorie and delicious! Plus, chick-peas are chalk full of fibe... Fri, 19 Oct 2012 19:17:50 EST Grandkids My 3 year old granddaughter told me what she wanted Santa to bring her this year. I want an ipad nana. I asked her what about a new doll or a tea set. Big frown comes on her face and she bursts out saying "Boring, boring nana!" Fri, 19 Oct 2012 17:52:56 EST What Physical Activity Did You Do? Post any action that you did and how much. This will help us keep accountable. <BR> <BR> <em>311</em> <em>34</em> <em>312</em> <em>231</em> <em>313</em> <em>332</em> <em>406</em> Sun, 14 Oct 2012 07:46:04 EST Scavenger Hunt Around the House A-Z We go through the alphabet, finding things that are in your home, or could be in a home. Thu, 11 Oct 2012 21:40:53 EST Do You Remember? Let's see what we can come up with in do you remember... <BR> <BR> glasses or hand towels in boxes of powdered detergent? <BR> <BR> roller skates with key? <BR> <BR> drive-in theaters? <BR> <BR> You get the idea....let's hear from you!! Thu, 11 Oct 2012 21:39:02 EST Struggles ...Share them here We all have struggles from time to time. Be it health minded or not. Share here what you are struggling with. Sometimes, others can have suggestions that really help. We are here for each other. <em>223</em> Thu, 11 Oct 2012 08:49:24 EST Computer Woes Well my old computer is almost conked out. Have to wait for a service tech to come out and set up my laptop and wireless printer. Will be back soon as feasibly possible. Thu, 4 Oct 2012 00:56:40 EST Jokes Let's have a chuckle or two! Though let's keep them clean. Fri, 28 Sep 2012 02:40:24 EST Wee Weekly Questionaire 1. What is your favourite colour and why? <BR> 2. When was the last time you danced at home? <BR> 3. Do you have a favourite games site online? Sat, 22 Sep 2012 01:47:30 EST General Chat Area I think we need a chat area to drop in and say <BR> <em>213</em> What have you been doing lately? Mon, 17 Sep 2012 14:18:52 EST Walking Group Walking is the least inexpensive way to keeps us moving, loosing pounds and feelin' good! <BR> <BR> If you are an avid walker, share your milege or distance you do weekly. <BR> <BR> I know of a Canadian Group on Spark People that set goals to different locals in their province, to be met weekly. Basically by posting the town and mileage to reach, a weekly goal. <BR> <em>331</em> Wed, 5 Sep 2012 01:55:28 EST September Weigh-In Share your woes and triumphs and give support to members who maybe struggling. I have set this up in other teams, for Thursday's of each week. <BR> <BR> Weekly Weigh-In <BR> Just state if you are up down or stayed the same. <BR> <BR> If you are interested, please let me know. Mon, 3 Sep 2012 01:50:08 EST Well I am back from Holidays! Holiday ended 4 days sooner than expected. <BR> <BR> Had another mishap with falling when I was at my sister's home. I fell storta in the bathtub. I was suppose to be taking a relaxing bath. <BR> <BR> My sis has one of those blow up bath pillows. As I leaned back on the darn thing, it slipped off, causing my back to crash against the tub. Stupid me, I replaced the blow up pillow and attempted to rest against it, crashing on to the hard tub again! I gave up on it. <BR> <BR> It se... Mon, 27 Aug 2012 19:48:03 EST Frustrated here I'm just beginning this 'E' stuff. I have been ATTEMPTING to use the online videos to help me get started. The problem is that when I go to track my workout it doesn't give me the calories burned. I put in the number of min but have no idea how many reps were done - to busy concentrating on correctly doing the exercise to count. This is not helping me to really keep track of my results. Very disappointed in this. I also did a work out from a youtube video and entered it in, but, again no calo... Fri, 17 Aug 2012 16:06:38 EST Going On Holidays Leaving tommorrow morning, will be back, at the end of August. Thu, 9 Aug 2012 19:29:16 EST Fashion Advice for Older Women Take a look at this fashion advice and learn how to be comfortable and fashionable, no matter what your age! <BR> <BR> Fashion knows no age or boundaries. Although, women often tend to fret and fume over the birthday candles that keep adding on the cakes every year. <BR> <BR> Most of the latest fashion trends are not specifically aimed at older women. But, there is a little girl hidden in every woman. A girl who wants to feel liberated; a girl who wants to feel she is beautiful, no matte... Sat, 4 Aug 2012 00:49:50 EST August Weigh - In <em>381</em> Fri, 3 Aug 2012 01:08:21 EST JULY WEIGH-IN WHICH WAY DID THE SCALE MOVE THIS MONTH FOR YOU? Mon, 30 Jul 2012 11:22:34 EST What's for Dinner tonight? I was craving a t-bone steak, when I was grocery shopping today. I came home with a t-bone steak and other needed foods. Tonight's dinner consisted of a wee bit of left over potato salad, a nice spinach & strawberry salad and 1/2 the steak, for dinner. Sat, 28 Jul 2012 20:59:58 EST WHO'S BIRTHDAY IS IT TODAY? BEST WISHES ON YOUR BIRTHDAY <BR> <em>44</em> MARISERV! <em>44</em> Wed, 25 Jul 2012 17:45:09 EST HAPPY BIRTHDAY CALCAZ <em>44</em> <BR> HAPPY BIRTHDAY CALCAZ Tue, 24 Jul 2012 12:56:15 EST July Health Goals Have you been sticking to your health goals, this month? Sat, 21 Jul 2012 15:19:15 EST On My News Today - About a Fisherman A couple from England were visiting my province of B.C. <BR> They went on a chartered Fishing trip down the Fraser River. <BR> The man caught the largest sturgeon fish, ever recorded. The sturgeon was 100 feet and 4 inches long. The sturgeon was the old's fish caught at the grand old age of 100 years. Sturgeons can live up to two hundred years old. The couple did release the caught fish back into the Fraser River. Imagine the fight with rod and reel !! Sat, 21 Jul 2012 04:24:48 EST HAPPY BIRTHDAY ARTJAC <em>480</em> HAPPY BIRTHAY ARTJAC <em>297</em> <BR> <BR> <em>44</em> AND MANY MORE! <em>44</em> <BR> <BR> **************** <em>29</em> ****************** <BR> <BR> Okay, I did sneak in here an hour after midnight, OOPS! <BR> <BR> Sat, 21 Jul 2012 04:10:03 EST OCCUPATIONS - From A - Z Just what we need, more games!!! <BR> Add an occupation using the next letter of the alphabet. <BR> By all means be silly you can even make up an occupation, doesn't pay to get too stuck in the mud around here!!! <BR> <BR> I'll start it of with .........Alligator Wrestler <em>198</em> Thu, 19 Jul 2012 02:36:28 EST Heat Wave 30 celcius feels like 33, I'm heading for a swim at the beach this afternoon! <BR> That lake water is so refreshing! Wed, 18 Jul 2012 14:20:09 EST HiYa All ~ Back from my holiday! Went to Vancouver Island, B.C. with my sis and a mutual friend. We had a grand time, sharing our time between long time friends, whom now reside on the island. Did lots of shopping and enjoying the beach. I was planning to be home in 5 days which of course, didn't pan out and spent another 5 days on the mainland, had more long time friends to visit. <BR> <BR> The freeway and bridge improvements was horrendous on the way home, took the wrong entrance and ended up in the opposite direction... Sun, 15 Jul 2012 04:30:28 EST Absentee Last day at home for 12-14 days. Depends on the weather. The long range forcast for the coast of is 14 days of sunshine! Yahoo! Mon, 2 Jul 2012 10:44:41 EST ArmChair Dreamer I have been checking flight costs to Great Britain. Cheapest I have seen is $1,000.00 one way, from Canada. I wonder if it would be worth while to drive across the border for cheaper rates? If the rates were substantially lower, I'd take a bus and leave my car at home. <BR> <BR> Want to see where my grand parents came from on my father's side of the family tree. <BR> Here I go again being an armchair dreamer! <BR> Where & what would you like to see or visit from your armchair? <BR> <BR... Thu, 21 Jun 2012 22:45:31 EST Senior Exercise and Fitness Tips How to Gain Energy and Feel Stronger <BR> <BR> Exercise is the key to healthy aging <BR> Exercise is important for older adults, don’t know where to begin? You’re not alone. <BR> Many seniors feel discouraged by fitness barriers, such as chronic health conditions or concerns about injury or falls. <BR> <BR> If you’ve never exercised before, you may not know where to begin. <BR> Or maybe an ongoing health problem or disability is keeping you from getting active. <BR> Perhaps you think y... Tue, 19 Jun 2012 03:00:37 EST What Exercises Are You doing? I have been stuck inside, most of June as it has been non stop rain. <BR> <BR> In the beginning of spring I made a new vinyl cover from my treadmill, as I have it outside on a small covered deck. I like using it out there because only get the morning sun, which has not been around much this month! I like the views of the the mountains or waving, to the gardeners in the community volunteer garden. The ol' treadmill is getting used alot this year. Tue, 19 Jun 2012 02:41:42 EST June Weekly Weigh - In Jeepers June is half gone! What progress have you made thus far this month? Tue, 19 Jun 2012 02:32:23 EST Low Calorie Desserts Greek Yogurt with Oranges and Mint <BR> <BR> Add oranges, honey, and mint to plain yogurt and you have yourself a healthy and delicious treat for under 200 calories. <BR> Nutrition facts per serving: <BR> 171 calories, 11g protein. 34g carbohydrate, 5g fiber, 0g fat <BR> <BR> Angel Food Cake with Fruit Compote <BR> <BR> This cake has 0 grams of fat (yes, you read that right), and contains beta-carotene and fiber, which fight cancer. Eating dessert has never been so good for you. <BR> Nutr... Tue, 19 Jun 2012 02:27:37 EST Eat Mindfullly and Lose Weight Diets, medications, and surgeries all promise permanent weight loss. But the truth is even surgery isn’t a guarantee those unhealthy pounds will stay away. What will? Changing your mind and attitude. The latest weight research shows that just being conscious of what we’re eating will not only lead to smaller portions at meals but less stress snacking in between and a greater enjoyment of life in general. It’s certainly worth a try! <BR> By: Robin Westen a Medical Reporter <BR> <BR> Here a... Tue, 19 Jun 2012 02:12:25 EST These 3 Foods Can Be Life-Theatening 3. Here are some foods that are harmful if consumed. <BR> <BR> 1. Tapioca <BR> Yes, tapioca starch made ?? from cassava. The flour is quite popular in the culinary archipelago, is commonly used as thickeners. If not treated properly, substances in cassava roots and leaves can trigger the production of cyanide. Toxicity of these substances can cause various health problems ranging from headaches to heart attacks. <BR> <BR> 2. Stonefish <BR> As the name suggests, this fish’s body like a r... Tue, 19 Jun 2012 00:48:39 EST HI. I AM NEW TO THE TEAM I AM 62 AND HAVE LEARNED A LOT BY READING THE BLOGS. I USED TO GO TO THE GYM AND HAD TO STOP.(MY KNEE IS BONE ON BONE) I GAINED ALL OF THE WEIGHT BACK THAT I LOST AT THE GYM. NOW I CAN ONLY DO UPPER BODY AND STATIONARY BIKE WITHOUT PAIN. STILL DOING PHYSICAL THERAPY BUT IT IS NOT WORKING. NEXT IS INJECTIONS. <BR> I STRUGGLE WITH WILL POWER. I ALSO AM ADDICTED TO SWEETS. I NEED HELP AND ENCOURAGEMENT. I EAT MOSTLY HEALTHY, BUT CAN'T STOP THE SWEETS. <BR> I WAS RELUCTANT TO JOIN A GROUP, BUT D... Sun, 10 Jun 2012 14:05:27 EST Walking Groups Hello........Are there any walking groups in Orange County, CA. It would be fun!!!!!!! Please let me know. <BR> Thank you, Susie in Garden Grove, CA Sun, 6 May 2012 11:59:43 EST APRIL Weekly Weigh - In APRIL Weekly Weigh - In <BR> Weekly progress with the scale, how are you doing? <BR> To help you keep a more accurate record of your progress, <BR> Just use the same message box, by clicking "Edit My Post" to update your progress. Sun, 1 Apr 2012 02:33:36 EST Food Questionnaire 1. What are your favourite fruit salad/s? <BR> 2. What are your favourite veggie salad/s? Sun, 1 Apr 2012 02:22:39 EST Out with the old & In with the New! Due to my dishwasher leaking for the 3rd time. I contemplated, to just replace the dishwasher. Since my stove was giving problems last week, decided, to buy all new kitchen appliances. I have been busy running here there and everywhere, searching for the best deals. My new appliances are to be delivered Tuesday of this coming week. I have been busy cleaning out my deep freeze section of my fridge in the kitchen and in the laundry room. <BR> So far I got two big bags filled and stuck in the ki... Sun, 18 Mar 2012 02:14:56 EST Salads What are your favourite salads? Sat, 10 Mar 2012 19:11:19 EST Weekly Weigh-In ~ March 2012 Post wether you are up down or stayed the same. Thu, 1 Mar 2012 01:13:01 EST FEB. 18TH.....HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO... LUBAML........ <em>244</em> <em>242</em> <em>236</em> HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU AND ALL THE BEST OF WISHES GOING YOUR WAY TODAY AND EVERYDAY!! <em>144</em> <em>410</em> <em>44</em> Sat, 18 Feb 2012 08:38:28 EST INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE OF THE DAY.....COME SHARE One person working toward a dream is worth 99 people just working. <BR> <BR> <BR> We’ve all worked with people who just show up to fill space. Uninspired and stuck going through the motions, they pick up a paycheck on Monday and wait for Friday. Some are just killing time until retirement. Heck, maybe you find yourself in this situation. Not a very satisfying way to spend your days is it? Sounds like an easy life – except that in life, retirement can be permanent and unexpected. In your lif... Fri, 17 Feb 2012 08:51:39 EST FILL IN THE WORD.... How to play: <BR> Copy the whole list to your post and fill in ONE (anyone you want) answer starting with the letter given. <BR> <BR> When the list is full, we'll move on to the next letter. <BR> <BR> Let's see how long it takes us to go through the alphabet. <BR> <BR> Letter "A" <BR> <BR> <BR> 1. A child's toy - <BR> <BR> 2. Something in your wardrobe - <BR> <BR> 3. Something in your fridge - <BR> <BR> 4. A mood - <BR> <BR> 5. A film title - <BR> <BR> 6. Something you buy... Sun, 12 Feb 2012 08:40:07 EST HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO..... FEBRUARY <BR> 12TH - SANDYTROUBLE <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <em>242</em> <em>236</em> <em>44</em> <em>144</em> <em>410</em> HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU AND MANY MORE!! HOPE YOUR DAY IS A SPECIAL ONE!! <em>468</em> Sun, 12 Feb 2012 08:27:09 EST New to the Team Hi everyone <BR> <BR> I am new to the team, I am 63 and work full time. I am a widow and have one grown son but no grands and looks like that is not going ot happen. I live in Maine and am working towards a new healthier me. <BR> <BR> Leanne Fri, 10 Feb 2012 14:48:50 EST Questionaire: Meals What is your favourite meal of the day and why? <BR> Do you have a least favourite meal of the day and why? Tue, 31 Jan 2012 20:11:04 EST hello dudes and dudettes Hey dudes & dudettes: I'm 64 goin' on 44 and gonna keep running until I drop. Made my mind up I'm never, not even once in my lifetime, gonna weigh 200 pounds. I got up to 199 but now I'm exercising 30-60 minutes a day and gave up french fries and cheese. Haven't given up coca cola yet but you've gotta have some vices. I'm down to 190 without even trying. Actually I lied about the running. I have run 25,000 miles but my knees got sore. I bike and swim now. Best of luck to all. Sat, 28 Jan 2012 20:34:31 EST Drop In Chat 2012 A place to share triumphs or woes that make life interesting. <BR> <BR> Oh, My! <BR> Now I know the true meaning behind a wireless connection. One thing conks out, wella, NO TV's, computer, laptop, or printer working! Waited a whole day and half for Telus repair service. It took him maybe 6 minutes to have everything up and running! He managed it all with a little electronic gadget no bigger than a cell phone! Fri, 27 Jan 2012 02:28:45 EST Open Face Sandwich Open face sandwich or a closed sandwich, which one do you think would have more food value? Tue, 17 Jan 2012 00:46:07 EST How Sweet It Is! Cooking with Agave <BR> Move over, sugar and honey. Make room, NutraSweet and Splenda. <BR> <BR> A natural sweetener is agave, a syrup that comes from a plant in Mexico. <BR> Agave is the only sweetener that's natural, organic and is as versatile as sugar. <BR> <BR> It's the only sweetener I know of that has health benefits associated with it. <BR> It can be used for cooking, canning and baking, without leaving any aftertaste. <BR> Agave has been used in Mexico for thousands of years, tho... Fri, 13 Jan 2012 03:59:04 EST Electronic Readers Does anyone have and use an e-reader? <BR> I heard on a recent news clip, that the book sales for e-readers is esculating, so much so that the book printing business, by the writers and publishers are trying to lodge a law suit agaisnt, electronic downloads of books. <BR> <BR> I do not have an e-reader, though was thinking of buying one till I heard the news clip. <BR> Sat, 7 Jan 2012 21:33:55 EST Extreme Couponing Has anyone watched the television show Extreme Couponing? <BR> If so do you think it is for real? Thu, 5 Jan 2012 11:47:14 EST 2012 Weekly Weigh - In .......2012 <BR> WEEKLY WEIGH - IN <BR> BEGINS THURSDAY the 5TH OF JANUARY <BR> <BR> PLEASE POST YOUR PROGRESS. <BR> IF YOU ARE......UP, DOWN OR STAYED THE SAME? <BR> <BR> You do not have to report your weight only your progress. <BR> A place to share praise or support for your team mates! <BR> As a group effort, we can see how many pounds we loose or gain each week as a team! <BR> Fri, 30 Dec 2011 04:41:00 EST Phew! Had a busy Christmas, very draining it was. First time I have felt this way. My body is still aching, slept non-stop it seems, since I arrived home from the stay over at my daughter's place. Relatives coming and going, screeching kids, cats, and barking dogs. <BR> <BR> No one knew how to cook a turkey, no knew how to prepare stuffing, good thing I brought some stove top stuffing mix, I figured it would come in handy! I showed my daughter and her cousins, how to prep the turkery for th... Wed, 28 Dec 2011 16:27:40 EST The Bucket List Dec 9th - 16th Have you ever....... <BR> <BR> 1. [Y-N-W] Eaten a bag of cookies for dinner? <BR> 2. [Y-N-W] Lied to escape the truth? <BR> 3. [Y-N-W] Had a hang over from alcohol? <BR> Sun, 11 Dec 2011 00:46:42 EST Game: Zoology A - Z Anteater <BR> <link><BR>r/ </link> Mon, 5 Dec 2011 15:29:42 EST The Bucket List Dec 2nd - 9th Have you ever ...... <BR> <BR> 1.[Y - N - W] ...... been in a part of a local theater group? <BR> 2.[Y - N - W] ...... been on a local radio or television station? <BR> 3.[Y - N - ...] ...... been late for an appointment? <BR> Sat, 3 Dec 2011 01:26:50 EST Drop In Online Christmas Party! <em>446</em> <em>460</em> <em>442</em> <em>444</em> <em>443</em> <BR> <BR> Let's get this party rollin'...... need some help from all of you! <BR> The tree is standing tall and regal but it is so lonesome, no decorations nor lights! <BR> <BR> The buffet table of Pot Luck Foods is bare, we need donated party foods. <BR> Plus of course a "Good Cheer Punch" <BR> Don't worry about calories cause nothing is actually passing our lips in here! <BR> <BR> Got the ol' fireplace roaring toast... Fri, 2 Dec 2011 00:22:01 EST Introducing Myself On my next birthday on December 12 I will be 71 years old. I have been quite healthy, and still very active but I have always had a problem controlling my weight. <BR> I need to loose about 60lbs. I need to be more disciplined and follow through on the commitments I make towards that goal. <BR> I love gardening in the summer and I also like to go to the movies. <BR> I am also a grandma to two lovely grand sons. <BR> I find that at this stage in my life it is more difficult to deal with the ... Sun, 27 Nov 2011 22:46:49 EST Question of the Week Do you have a favourite cook show you enjoy watching? If so which one/s? Sun, 20 Nov 2011 23:45:29 EST The Bucket List Nov 18th - 25th Have you ever..... <BR> <BR> [Y- N-W] Seen something so beautiful that it took your breath away? <BR> [Y- N-W] Ever been fishing casting off a shoreline or in a boat? <BR> [Y- N-W] Ever sailed the sky in a hot air baloon? Fri, 18 Nov 2011 23:32:37 EST T Fal Acti Fry I was thinking of buying one of them low cal cookers T Fal Acti Fry for a Christmas present for my daughter and son inlaw. So I did a department store search on line to see who had the lowest price tag. Well, the Bay Deptment store beat out all they other deparment stores including Walmart's price! I figured if I waited the price would zoom upwards in December. I bought two of them one for a christmas gift and one for myself! Now I have to get busy and make something in it! Fri, 18 Nov 2011 01:35:06 EST The Bucket List Nov 10 -17th Have you ever ........... <BR> <BR> [Y - N -] Been kissed under the mistletoe <BR> [Y - N -] Steered a small motor boat <BR> [Y - N -] Gone to a Drive - In movie Thu, 10 Nov 2011 12:38:16 EST The Bucket List for Nov 3-10 Have you ....... <BR> <BR> [Y - N - W] Recently coloured with crayons? <BR> [Y - N - W] Paid for a meal with coins only? <BR> [Y - N - W] Done something, you told yourself, you would not? Thu, 3 Nov 2011 12:15:43 EST .... error Wed, 2 Nov 2011 03:48:17 EST The Bucket List THE BUCKET LIST <BR> Taken from the title of the 2007 movie <BR> With our own interpretation of experiences or not <BR> <BR> Have you ever ............. <BR> <BR> 1. [Y - N] Blown soapy bubbles <BR> 2. [Y - N] Gone ice-skating on a pond or lake <BR> 3. [Y - N] Been skinny dipping <BR> <BR> We'll do it in small steps, 3 question per week. <BR> If you have some questions you would like added - just email to me at SP. Thu, 27 Oct 2011 13:22:59 EST Game: A - Z Song Titles Game: A - Z Song Titles <BR> <BR> We play the somg game following the alphabet. <BR> A music link and the artists name is optional. <BR> Wed, 26 Oct 2011 14:30:22 EST Total Calories Each Day One should remember as you loose weight, you need to reduce the amount of calories you consume per day. If your stuck on an endless plateau. Maybe this is the reason your stuck there? <BR> <BR> My total calorie consumption today is 1263. I have given myself a 100 calorie leeway. I can consume between 1250 - 1350 a day. I do try to stay in the 1250 range, as I am managing to maintain, my goal weight. Sat, 22 Oct 2011 15:47:45 EST Question of the Week Oct 17th - 24th If you had one wish to be granted.......what would you wish for and why? Mon, 17 Oct 2011 14:23:45 EST H0W'S YOUR WEATHER ? One of the most commonly asked question is: <BR> About the weather in persons locale. <BR> <BR> I am here today to say, the weather in my area of the world today is sunny and cold. Going down to -3 tonight....brrr! Mon, 17 Oct 2011 14:21:20 EST What are your favorite Autumn activites? With the month of September, with shorter days and cooler nights...October will soon be here. What are your favorite Autumn activites? Tue, 27 Sep 2011 01:00:46 EST Question of the week From Sept 26th - 3rd Oct. Industrialized Poultry & Beef Factories <BR> <BR> Recently I watched a documentary on industrialized chicken factories. Where the meat of the poultry, was being mass produced. The chickens did not ever see the light of day. The farmer/s of these horrid places, would weed through the rows of hundreds of chickens, shovelling out the dead poultry. A mass production of poultry for fast food outlets and grocery stores. The barns were not allowed to be televised inside by the huge brand na... Tue, 27 Sep 2011 00:50:14 EST Food Banks I am pleased my local Grocery Store - has a personnel person on the outside of the entrance, handing out a list of foods needed, when our local food bank has been depleted of various foods. The items listed on the paper are marked down 2 for the price of one. It makes it alot easier to purchase what is needed and at a savings to the donar. <BR> <BR> Today the food bank was out of: <BR> baby cereal <BR> canned vegetables and fruits <BR> kraft dinner <BR> peanut butter <BR> canned beans ... Fri, 23 Sep 2011 15:28:32 EST Question of the week Sept16-25 Do you dye or highlight your hair? <BR> Mon, 19 Sep 2011 17:54:41 EST SIMPLE QUESTIONNAIRE SIMPLE QUESTIONNAIRE <BR> <BR> 1. How did you come up with your sign on name? <BR> 2. What's your favourite type of music? <BR> 3. Have you ever been on a train, airplane or ship? <BR> 4. Are you happy with your life choices thus far? <BR> 5. Do you have any hobbies? <BR> <BR> <BR> 1. How did you come up with your sign on name? <BR> ....ANN is my middle name - #'s no reason <BR> 2. What's your favourite type of music? <BR> ....Celtic, old & new Country, Blues, Blue Grass, Canadian Fo... Thu, 15 Sep 2011 15:54:10 EST What Country Do You Live In? Ann478 - Canada Thu, 15 Sep 2011 15:39:04 EST Up Date of Our Shared Recipes If you create or find a recipe on SP please, share it in Shared Recipes Paste the name of the recipe and the url [address link] found at the top of the completed recipe page. Please post on our shared recipes - I'll move the information you share, [the recipe name * page link] into the designation spot as I am the only one that can edit that specific post. Mon, 12 Sep 2011 20:08:55 EST Question for the Week: Portion Distortion 1. <BR> Do you think restaurants are realizing Portion Distortion? <BR> <BR> Fancy high priced restaurants are serving portions so minimal. They have jumped on the band wagon of portion control for big bucks serve less, charge more. <BR> 2. <BR> Do you think Fast Food restaurants have they begun to shrink portion sizes or increase the portions? <BR> I have no idea I did a boycot of Fast Food Resturaunts 7 years ago. Haven't been in one since. <BR> 3. <BR> Do you think manufactures o... Mon, 12 Sep 2011 12:10:19 EST Absent leader got canned, I think! I requested an email change of address to spark people. The system did not recognize my name or password as Okanog. The reason for the mix up is because I changed to another internet service provider. So I am starting all over again, I lost all my points, oh boo hoo <em>33</em> Fri, 9 Sep 2011 15:29:38 EST Healthy Weight Loss I read this article(s) on the CDC website today.....thought I would share it with you....lots of good information here. <BR> <BR><BR>dex.html Wed, 7 Sep 2011 17:20:39 EST Good to Be Home Hello to all! I have been away on holidays. My sister and two friends rented a motor home for the summer. We travelled from the west coast to the east coast of Canada and back to the west coast. One rule no internet except to pay monthly bills. We met lots of each others relatives and had a wonderful time. Every other night we split the cost of a motel, so we could all take turns having a shower. Maybe that is too much information! Wed, 7 Sep 2011 10:01:12 EST Positive Quotes On Aging The longer I live the more beautiful life becomes. <BR> ~Frank Lloyd Wright <BR> <BR> I have found this to be so true <em>9</em> Fri, 19 Aug 2011 06:25:59 EST What did you have for breakfast today? Hard boiled egg, english muffin with smart balance and a banana, coffee with a bit of 1% milk,keeps me full for hours <em>4</em> Wed, 3 Aug 2011 06:16:04 EST Do you feel fatter after eating cake? We've had a lot of birthdays at work this week. Twice I had cake. After following my meal plan for the day, both times I felt very normal, even lighter, around the middle. As soon as I had the cake ( not able to pass that by yet) I started feeling heavy, fat and uncomfortable around my middle. It's like I am spreading out. I've noticed this in the past but now I wonder, does anyone know why that happens? Tue, 2 Aug 2011 17:36:31 EST Anti Aging I cam across this website yesterday and wanted to share it with you all <BR><BR>/ <em>403</em> I especially like the section on Getting in Shape Again <em>319</em> Fri, 29 Jul 2011 13:41:40 EST I Love........ <em>106</em> My early morning coffee while the rest of the world is sleeping Wed, 20 Jul 2011 17:13:53 EST WHEN & WHAT WAS YOUR LAST SERVING OF FRUIT? <em>265</em> FOR BREAKFAST TOAY Wed, 13 Jul 2011 06:54:18 EST What was your exercise today? <em>311</em> Tue, 12 Jul 2011 07:20:24 EST What's Your Favorite Breakfast? I really don't have time to cook breakfast on the days that I work so I am looking for fast & easy breakfast ideas. Cheerios and bananas get a little boring after a while <em>265</em> Sun, 10 Jul 2011 07:25:58 EST Game: A - Z World Geography Rules: <BR> 1st Player answer with a country that starts with the letter [ A ] <BR> 2nd Player replies with the next country by following letters in the alphabet. <BR> If a player wishes to include the city, it should be typed with the name of country first. Sun, 19 Jun 2011 13:32:46 EST Where Is Everyone? Feels like a ghost town in here! Thu, 26 May 2011 04:02:10 EST New ~ Question of the Week You're invited to a potluck, what do you bring? Mon, 23 May 2011 07:01:07 EST Question of the Week Every year, Earth Day celebrations on April 22nd remind North Americans to appreciate nature and learn ways to protect our environment. <BR> <BR> Earth Day wouldn't be the same without Rachel Carson, a Pennsylvania native, who was credited with launching the contemporary environmental movement when she published her book, Silent Spring. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts on Earth Day movement? Mon, 16 May 2011 11:26:56 EST error oops! Sun, 15 May 2011 14:00:22 EST Happy Mother's Day! Hope all mother's have a wonderful day! Sun, 8 May 2011 13:10:41 EST Question of the Day How many table lamps do you have in your home? Fri, 29 Apr 2011 12:47:35 EST 40 Points a Day I borrowed this challange from Grateful Lady from another team. <BR> <BR> I challenge you to get 40 points a day. Many of you post your login points for the day. I challenge you to post often and more. Go to your SparkPoints page and see how many you can post in a day. <BR> <BR> Earning points <BR> Enter 5 food items earn 5 points <BR> Enter and drink 8 glasses of water earn 5 points <BR> Post 5 messages earn 15 points <BR> Read 3 articles earn 9 points <BR> Take a poll earn 3 points <BR... Tue, 19 Apr 2011 17:40:57 EST Question of the Day Mushrooms...........which type do you prefer? Mon, 11 Apr 2011 13:01:36 EST Question of the Day What is your favourite salad? Thu, 7 Apr 2011 02:38:00 EST Question of the Day What is your favourite ice cream cone? Regular cone or Waffle cone Sun, 3 Apr 2011 16:30:05 EST Question of the Day What is your favourite type of movie? Sat, 2 Apr 2011 12:19:01 EST Question of the Day How many pillows to you have on your bed? Thu, 31 Mar 2011 12:21:05 EST Question of the Day What are the most domineering colors in your wardrobe? Wed, 30 Mar 2011 10:30:56 EST Question of the Day What is the most unforgettable food you have ever eaten? Mon, 28 Mar 2011 11:11:02 EST Question of the Day If you won a holiday, where would you like to go? Sat, 26 Mar 2011 12:08:34 EST Question of the Day What day do you weigh yourself and why? <BR> Thu, 24 Mar 2011 12:36:48 EST Low Calorie Desserts Low Calorie Desserts <BR> <BR> Low calorie desserts are a great way to enjoy a tasty treat without having the enormous amount of calories found in traditional desserts. Most desserts are usually high in sugar and fat which add calories to our diets and pounds to our waist. One solution is to avoid desserts all together…but that can be near impossible for those of us with a sweet tooth ;-)! <BR> So for the rest of us, we need to adjust portion size and find some alternate low calorie desser... Thu, 24 Mar 2011 12:22:30 EST Remember When.......... What childhood, teen or middle aged memories do have of the past decades? <BR> As each shares a bit of their past, perhaps more memories will emerge with in you to share. <BR> <BR> Let's have some fun with this! <BR> <em>334</em> Thu, 24 Mar 2011 03:00:02 EST Question of the Day Running Shoes <BR> 1. Do you buy a specific brand? <BR> 2. Do you buy various brand name runners? <BR> 3. Do you buy what ever is on sale? Sat, 19 Mar 2011 13:07:39 EST What's For Dinner? Tonight I am having a small portion of a Ham steak, half of a large twice baked stuffed potato, green beans plus a Very Berry Spinach salad. Wed, 16 Mar 2011 20:58:39 EST Walking Walking seems to be the most sensible exercise at any age. Today my walk consisted of walking to and fro the super market. One my way home I stopped at the community garden, it was a fairly mild day and the ground was dry. Headed home to unload the groceries, then took my little dog for an hour's walk. She was thrilled to sniff the air and every twig along the way. Wed, 16 Mar 2011 20:29:31 EST Question of the Day Which do you prefer <BR> <BR> 1. Coffee <BR> 2. Regular Tea <BR> 3. Herbal Tea <BR> Wed, 16 Mar 2011 04:29:11 EST Question of the Day What is your favourite day/s of the week and why? Mon, 14 Mar 2011 11:29:03 EST Question the Day Do you have a favourite hobby and what is it? Fri, 11 Mar 2011 09:44:17 EST Question of the Day What favourite colors are in your wardrobe? Thu, 10 Mar 2011 14:10:22 EST Question of the Day March 9th Do you own an umbrella? If so what color is it? Wed, 9 Mar 2011 03:36:11 EST Pet Peeves The little pesky things that happen in life are best to air them and get them off you mind! <BR> What's one of your Pet Peeves? Sun, 6 Mar 2011 15:30:49 EST World Current Events 2011 Here's a place to share your opinion or concerns on current events around the world. Sun, 6 Mar 2011 15:08:52 EST Question of the Day President Barack Obama and Oprah Winfrey, two of the most influential people in the spot light today, each in very different ways. Both are constantly in the media and public eye, who would you consider to be the most powerful and influential of the two? <BR> The obvious answer may be the President, as leader of the free world, he has the power of nuclear weapons behind him, not to mention the influence of political change. On the other hand, Oprah Winfreys show has aired almost 5000 times a... Sun, 6 Mar 2011 13:21:01 EST Question of the Day Do you grow a vegetable or flower garden? Fri, 4 Mar 2011 15:01:23 EST PBJ sandwiches I love peanut butter and had none for five weeks until today. Sadly, I have had issues with controlling the quantity that I consume. Today, I decided that it was time for peanut butter to re-enter my life. So...I made 1/2 sandwich with a tablespoon each of pb and j. I kept the portion small, but got my fix. Wed, 2 Mar 2011 16:00:20 EST Question of the Week # 25 Do you have a junk drawer in your kitchen or else where in your home? Tue, 1 Mar 2011 13:59:49 EST Up and down This week I went down two pounds. As with last weeks gain, I sort of know why, but I definitely was not totally on top of my nutrition. Hmm? The important point is that I am down seven pounds for the year. Headed in the right direction. If I can continue to lose at this rate, I will be to my final goal of 125 by the end of summer. In the meantime, I will be working on the next five pounds. I have been eating lots of roasted vegetables, which are so sweet and delicious and require just one tea... Tue, 1 Mar 2011 08:19:53 EST Name 5 Movies Name 5 Movies - One per person per day. <BR> I'll start it off in the next post. Wed, 23 Feb 2011 14:21:51 EST The Earthquake in Christchurch New Zealand Hope SEAWITCHBLUE and family are okay from that strong 6.3 earthquake down under in NewZealand. <BR> <BR> The world seems to be boiling over in discontentment and senseless deaths! Pray that Libya people win their battle against the regime. <BR> <BR> How can you tell I have been glued to the tv news all morning. Tue, 22 Feb 2011 17:07:25 EST A little set-back I was disappointed by the scale this morning. No mystery why I gained, but a bit of a surprise to see it was 1.5 pounds. I have to forget about that number and get back to work. This is going to work for me, so I am just disappointed, not discouraged. Tue, 22 Feb 2011 07:18:01 EST Daily exercise I got up and exercised again this morning. I feel so much better when I do exercise. Isn't it "funny" how we can talk ourselves out of exercising so easily? That's why I like to get right to it when I get up. Now it isn't even 9am and I'm finished. No matter what the day brings I know I've helped myself today!! Everyone have a great day. <em>224</em> Mon, 21 Feb 2011 09:54:47 EST Question of the week # 5 Strolling down memory lane in this weekly question. <BR> What is your most memorable vacation and why? Mon, 21 Feb 2011 01:32:08 EST Eat a Rainbow Challange CHRISSYCLEM started this great topic in 2009 <BR> I think we should should renew this topic for 2011! <BR> <BR> We all know how important it is to eat your fruits and vegetables daily (at least 5 servings). List your "rainbow" daily. <BR> Example: My rainbow for today was: <BR> Orange - cantalope <BR> Green - Broccoli, Bell Pepper <BR> Red - Red Onion Sun, 20 Feb 2011 11:09:20 EST Champps Some friends called to meet for dinner tonight, so I decided to go online and make a plan for my meal. There was not even one semi-healthy option! I really tried to find something I would be comfortable with. Nope...nothing. So, I decided to just meet them for a glass of wine at the end of the meal. I will have something at home and still have the opportunity to socialize with my friends. <BR> I can always find something that fits into my nutritional plan, but not this time. Dining out is fu... Thu, 17 Feb 2011 14:16:37 EST Question of the week # 4 What type of purse, person are you? <BR> <BR> Do you have one you use day in day out, month to month, or do you like to use a variety of bags for different occasions.? Mon, 14 Feb 2011 22:59:23 EST Prepared Fresh Fruits , Yea or Neigh? Do you buy whole fruits or prepared fresh cut fruits? Mon, 14 Feb 2011 12:37:24 EST Finally doing something I've been with Spark for several years but never got serious about loosing the extra weight. I am now, I now have 4 grandchildren with twins born early on Jan. 19, and 2 older boys 3 and 6. I want to be able to keep up with them. I am healthy and eat well, just way toooo much. I started counting calories on Jan. 1st and have gotten into the habit of writing everything down. I've lost 11 pounds but with the weather and sore knees I don't exercise. I'm open for encouragement, recipes for ... Sun, 13 Feb 2011 12:31:49 EST Shared Recipes If you would like to leave a full written recipe or a link to a recipe, the choice is yours! <BR> I will up date this main page to sort through the recipes that my get lost in the posts. <BR> Boy I got high hopes eh! Well ya never know, best to be prepared! Fri, 11 Feb 2011 19:30:38 EST What's In Your Grocery Cart? 1. Conventional grown foods <BR> 2. Organic grown foods <BR> 3. A combination of both Mon, 7 Feb 2011 00:20:49 EST Question of the week # 3 What type of jewelry gal are you? <BR> <BR> 1. Heirloom <BR> 2. Costume bling <BR> 3. Authentic gemstones and such metals as gold, silver, copper <BR> 4. Abit of everything Sun, 6 Feb 2011 23:52:22 EST 25 Healthier Snacks 25 Healthier Snacks <BR> <BR> 1. 1 rye crisp bread with cottage cheese and a pinch of garam masala. <BR> 2. Small serving of tuna mixed with natural yogurt and herbs, spread onto 3 celery sticks. <BR> 3. 4 carrot sticks, 2 cherry tomatoes, and 4 green beans served with guacamole dip. <BR> 4. 1/4 cup of unsweetened applesauce with 1 slice of wholegrain bread, toasted. <BR> 5. Frozen yogurt lollipops. Read and compare labels before purchasing. <BR> 6. 2 multi grain crackers topped with one o... Sun, 6 Feb 2011 02:14:24 EST Crock Pot Sour Cream Pork Chops Crock Pot Sour Cream Pork Chops <BR> Serves 2 <BR> <BR> Nutrient value per serving: <BR> Calories: 172.4 Total Fat: 6.0 g Cholesterol: 41.2 mg Sodium: 229.7 mg Total Carbs: 14.1 g Dietary Fiber: 0.7 g Protein: 14.8 g <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR> <BR> 2 whole Pork Center Loin Chops <BR> 1 clove Garlic <BR> 1/8 cup All-purpose Flour <BR> 1/4 cup Onion -- sliced 1/4" thick <BR> 1/3 cup Boiling Water <BR> 1/3 cup Chicken Stock <BR> 2/3 tablespoon All-purpose Flour <BR> 2 2/3 fluid ounce... Sun, 6 Feb 2011 01:36:53 EST Wii - Fit Chat A place to share information about your Wii - Fit Sat, 5 Feb 2011 20:40:12 EST The Food Chat Room In this forum we can share full recipes or links to recipes. A place to share weekly food challanges or any food related topic you or I may wish to add. Sat, 5 Feb 2011 20:29:05 EST # 2 - This week's question. What are your favourite meal? <BR> <BR> 1. Breakfast <BR> 2. Lunch <BR> 3. Dinner Mon, 31 Jan 2011 20:34:14 EST Calories Consumed Per Day I have adjusted my daily calorie count. <BR> I have reset it at 1200 - 1400 calories total per day. SP say you should when you get closer to your goal weight. Sun, 30 Jan 2011 12:37:45 EST The Travel Game Pack up your ol' suitcase! <BR> We're travelling the world in this game! <BR> <BR> Directions: <BR> Use the last letter of the previous word, to steer us all over the world. <BR> <BR> I'll start the game in the next message. Tue, 25 Jan 2011 12:22:30 EST Question of the Week # 1 I was wondering what was the worse decade, thus far that you dreaded to enter? Wed, 12 Jan 2011 14:20:35 EST What's on the Menu Today? Find a good recipe or discover a new food? <BR> Your input could help others try something different! Wed, 12 Jan 2011 03:06:53 EST The Birthday List Share your birth date by Month and the day. <BR> <BR> Who knows, you may get a goodie with a greeting! <BR> <em>407</em> Wed, 12 Jan 2011 03:00:50 EST Exercise Accountability What is your general exercise routine? <BR> <BR> Share with others, of same like minded activities and gain a cyber buddy, for support or praise! Wed, 12 Jan 2011 02:48:17 EST Weekly Weigh - In WEEKLY WEIGH IN <BR> * THURSDAY'S * <BR> PLEASE POST YOUR PROGRESS. <BR> ARE YOU; UP DOWN OR STAYED THE SAME? <BR> <BR> A place to share praise or support for your team mates! Wed, 12 Jan 2011 02:43:34 EST Culinary Game Culinary Game <BR> In this game your can use any word relating to a single food item, dish, utensil or a cooking term [one word]. <BR> <BR> "Directions" <BR> <BR> Create a new word from the last letter of the previous word. <BR> <BR> Example: <BR> 1st player...posts the word ....Pasta.. <BR> 2nd player...Using the last letter of the previous word posts a word using the letter A ...Acorn <BR> Wed, 12 Jan 2011 02:35:14 EST The Song Game How to play the Song Game <BR> <BR> Player 1: <BR> Names a song title <BR> player 2: <BR> Names a song starting with the last letter of the previous song title <BR> <BR> Each player follows as player 2 and so on. <BR> <BR> This has been a popular game on other sites I have created this game. <BR> <BR> Some like to add a song and artists name. <BR> Some like to use u-tube with the music link to a video. <BR> <BR> For help in finding a song, below is link to <BR> JumboJimbo's Alp... Wed, 12 Jan 2011 02:17:41 EST Error OOOps! Wed, 12 Jan 2011 02:16:28 EST Game: Scattegories How to play: <BR> <BR> Copy the whole list to your post and fill in ONE answer. <BR> <BR> When the list is full, we'll move on to the next letter. <BR> <BR> Let's see how long it takes us to go through the alphabet. <BR> <BR> ________________________ <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Letter "A" <BR> [Answers must start with the letter "A"] <BR> <BR> One Answer Per Person, Per Day. <BR> <BR> <BR> 1. A child's toy - <BR> 2. Something in your wardrobe - <BR> 3. Something in your fridge - ... Wed, 12 Jan 2011 02:07:24 EST Daily Chat Please drop in for some general chat. Wed, 12 Jan 2011 01:48:51 EST New to the team <em>213</em> <BR> I am new to this team but not new to SP. I have been a member of SP since before it was free to use their site and fabulous tools! <BR> <BR> I am a team leader for the Canadian Gardeners Team. <BR> <BR> Reach my goal weight in 2009. But fell off the wagon in 2010 and now starting the New Year with much determination to shed 15 lbs. Mon, 10 Jan 2011 16:39:01 EST Happy New Year! I wish you all a Healthy, Prosperous, and Happy 2011! <em>409</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Kathie <em>220</em> Fri, 31 Dec 2010 14:46:42 EST New here and have a question I am going to Weight Watchers and I wanted to stop going and start SPARKS but before I purchase the book etc I wanted to know if I can do the same "point system" and use sparks instead. Is anyone doing this? I quit smoking 2 years ago after 42 years and put on 25lbs and I really need to take it off and I'm having a hard time with this. Thu, 16 Dec 2010 09:01:47 EST New to the SparkTeam Hi Everyone I am new to the SparkTeam. Looking for help with losing 50 LBS. Have tried other diets and weight lost programs but no luck. Need the support that a team would be able to give. Hope I can meet this goal for myself and my family. Sun, 17 Oct 2010 10:39:33 EST hi I am 64 and trying to stay fit. My husband and I are full time rv'ers so we are traveling at the moment. My husband does not exercise so my dog and I are trying to keep fit by ourselves. I am Five feet tall and have weighed 150-156 lbs for over two years now. It doesn't seem to matter how long or how fast I walk or whether or not I track what I eat. I am frustrated about not loosing inches or weight but I am glad that I am healthy. Fri, 15 Oct 2010 16:26:15 EST New to the team from CT Hello, all <BR> Glad to be a team member and cannot wait to hear from you. I am 65 years old and am on my way to getting fit for life. I have been very sedentary over these last years, and, consequently, am 100 pounds overweight and in very poor shape. <BR> I only walk, sporadically, and am limited to my gym visits as I work 6-7 days a week. Sit all day, then, come home and crash. <BR> Looking forward to all of your suggestions on how to get myself going, again. <em>247</em> Sun, 15 Aug 2010 09:02:58 EST Have you Walked Today? Today I have done two walks. The first was 90 minutes of just around my neighborhood. I love doing this as I get to "snoop" around and see who is new and who has a new pet of just needs a kind word today. The second was a 15 minute power walk where I did one mile in 15 minutes. It does me good to get out of the apartment and see what is around me. How about you? Mon, 19 Jul 2010 13:20:21 EST Looking for real help! I love all of my spark teams but I am looking now for real support for an overweight 60+ person. I am hoping to meet like minded people on this team. Wed, 16 Jun 2010 21:53:51 EST Newbie to posting but been on SP for over 3 months I am working towards losing over 50 lbs and getting fit. I have recently been off the mark but am trying very hard to get back to work. I will make it! I am a reader of various subjects, fiction and non-fiction. I also like to do puzzles of all sorts. I joined SP because I want to be a better me and stay healthy so I can enjoy my grandchildren and my great grandson and soon to be born great grand daughter. I want to be an inspiration to my family so maybe they will make some healthy cha... Wed, 21 Apr 2010 19:49:31 EST New to the team I am Donna from Saint Louis. I am not new to SP but am new to this team. I have been on SP for about 3 years. I lost 20 lbs but have gained 10 of it back over the winter. I really need to get back on track. Sun, 14 Mar 2010 11:50:31 EST New to this team, not new to SparkPeople Hi, <BR> <BR> I have been a member of SparkPeople for 2 years. I have hit a little speed bump and decided I would try some new teams to get me going. I turned 60 in May and would like to be in shape. I can't run, but I do a lot of walking. So, here I am, new to your team, hoping to get unstuck. <BR> <BR> Kathie <em>220</em> Thu, 11 Mar 2010 14:17:35 EST new here Hi. I am 61, grandmother of 16 grandkids and 3 great grandkids.. that alone should keep me active..I am retired and since then the weight just keeps adding up, I do try and walk everyday, I live in the mountains so when weather is nice I am outside.. I just had major dental work done, no more teeth, so finding things to eat has been tricky, if anyone has ideas how to eat , I would love to hear from you, I need help and it will be at at 9-12 months before i can eat normal again, and I don'... Tue, 9 Mar 2010 11:00:50 EST Hi I'm new to this group HI <BR> <BR> I have been a member for about 2 years. Did really well the first year but somehow got lost to the whole program for the last year and I have to start all over again. Been getting back on track this last week and feeling much better. Got outside and walked yesterday and today and really enjoying the spring like weather. I saw my first robin for this year yesterday. We still have a little snow on the ground but he is here already. Sat, 6 Mar 2010 21:27:22 EST Hi I joined this website on 2/18/2010. I am feeling a bit overwhelmed, but am hoping as I get my feet wet I will feel more at ease. As you might have guessed I am in my 60's. I am starting my own business. In Dec. I finished a college course and am taking a second course now. So I have a lot on my plate. I decided it was time to get my weight under control. I have back & neck issues along with naughty knees that act up a bit. I have recently added some exercise to my morning routine and as soon ... Fri, 19 Feb 2010 11:26:15 EST Hi I am a newbie! Hi group! I am a 30 year transplant to Dallas, TX from my always, fond in my heart, birth state of Nebraska. <BR> In April I will be 69 and have been a diabetic female for 19 years. I have all my limbs and my sight and would like to keep them. I have been on WW for 5 years and it has helped me control my blood sugar and create a healthy eating style. Now I want to push on with more exercise and weight training. I have a fitness trainer and that helps. Thought I would see if SPARKPeople could... Fri, 12 Feb 2010 17:20:36 EST Hi, I'm P'neenah, and happy to be here Hi, I'm P'neenah from Mountain Home Arkansas, and after a week of trying to keep track of my nutrition, i'm happy to have found this spot. ......thank you to all who have already emailed me. <BR> I am 65 years old and a grandmother of 8 grandchildren. Last year I ended up in the hospital,ended up gone for several hours, came back and am sure glad to be here . I thought I had a good lifestyle; exercised every day, thought I was eating smart, wlked and drank enough water. Only to find out t... Sun, 7 Feb 2010 13:15:38 EST Becoming healthy and fit Today is a new beginning to a healthy and fit person. <BR> I choose to make healthy choices. I choose to have a plan for those emotional lows & unexpected events that would typically cause me to get off track. It also helps to read health material. It helps to keep me motivated. I also plan to eat before I go grocery shopping. If need be I'll take a healthy snack with me so I'm not tempted to buy the wrong thing. Sat, 23 Jan 2010 14:37:49 EST Hi I'm New Hello All, <BR> My name is Gloria and I am new to this team. I joined Spark People back in October of 2008 did a little posting ,but i never really got into it. <BR> In the spring of 2009 i just quit posting or getting on i wear many hats and i became very busy,but i also didn't lose any weight ,so here i am back again and this time i am committed to losing this extra 25 pounds I'm carrying around. <BR> I picked your site out of the list. I just have a very good hunch that i came to the... Sat, 9 Jan 2010 23:26:56 EST New.....yet not new. Hi everyone, <BR> I'm brand new to SP. A friend introduced me to it and I'm excited to get some motivation and helpful ideas. Sooooo...I'm looking forward to success in healthy living, healthy eating, and more energy to keep up with grandchildren. <BR> Looking forward to getting to know you. Fri, 16 Oct 2009 22:31:46 EST Miles or Minutes Here you can post the number of miles you did. Of, the number of Minutes it took you to did the exercise. Wed, 14 Oct 2009 15:40:45 EST Introducing Myself This is my third week with Sparks, and really like this program. I've 60 lbs to lose by Christmas. 8-) Mon, 12 Oct 2009 13:01:57 EST October Challenge 40 minutes of Cardio. And Some strength training. <BR> <BR> JOe Thu, 1 Oct 2009 17:52:18 EST Septembers challenge! Lets walk or any kind of cardio for at least 30 minutes. Thu, 3 Sep 2009 14:08:24 EST Miles or Minutes! Here you post how many miles you walked. Or how many minutes you rowed, biked. walked, treadmilled ect. Thu, 3 Sep 2009 14:04:27 EST Knee Surgery Good Morning: <BR> Had arthroscopic surgery on knee 8/26...torn medial meniscus, possible ACL tear. Long story as to why.....however, doing very well, years of yoga, attitude, etc., has helped alot w/healing...Plus having a commode "crapper" over toilet, so the injured knee did not have to bend. Ouch....Starting PT next week. Have not been keeping up w/this site, However, eating smaller amounts, lost 10lbs. Yea.... <BR> - Aida <em>198</em> <em>198</em> Wed, 2 Sep 2009 08:55:56 EST How are you doing??? This is a place to talk about your hopes, goals and whatever you want to talk about. <BR> <BR> I'm doing good myself. Walked 3 miles today. Eating right. How are you doing??? Thu, 6 Aug 2009 12:35:10 EST Spiot or Swallow We play this on another Team & it's fun. <BR> <BR> To Play start by naming a food. The next person posts whether they would SPIT or SWALLOW it depending on if they like the food or not. Make sure you post a choice for the next person. <BR> <BR> <BR> Let's begin... <BR> <BR> pinto beans Wed, 5 Aug 2009 11:48:10 EST Points frome the spark wheel 3 <em>244</em> Wed, 5 Aug 2009 11:40:53 EST brand new to this site Hi, I'm 68, Yoga Instructor. (33yrs) Now teaching yoga for bone health (safe for osteopenia -osteoporosis, have heel spurs, herniated discs, & an impinged nerve. Stopped daily 1hr walks, went into a "funk", gained weight 30Lbs.(154). Did not stop Belly Dancing classes. Am excited w/this site. Have joined a gym. Started to swim again (indoor pool). Love to move this body. <em>246</em> Mon, 27 Jul 2009 16:49:03 EST Can you help me get more sleep? I know that getting 8 hours of sleep consistently is key to total fitness and health. However, I only manage about 6.5 no matter what I do. I go to bed at about 11PM routinely, but still get up (routinely) at 6. I avoid caffeine after 6 in the evening, I sleep with the blinds tightly shut, no clock in sight, etc, etc. Any other ideas are welcome! <BR> Sat, 18 Jul 2009 08:02:04 EST I'm brand new Hi everyone! I'm Judy and I'm 65.5 years old. I'm still teaching and still enjoying it. Last December, I began what I'm calling a Transformational Journey, which means I want to become fit for life--not just lose weight. Thankfully, I am having success on my journey. I truly believe that SparkPeople will empower and equip me to continue this journey. I look forward to meeting you and giving and receiving support. <em>247</em> Sat, 18 Jul 2009 07:58:29 EST Hi, I'm new to the group I've been a SparkPeople member since January 2009 and with the help of the articles and posting my nutrition and exercise regimen, I've lost 30 pounds. My original goal was to lose another 5, but I think I may re-evaluate and stay (hopefully) where I am. If there are any members close to Nashville, TN I'd be happy to hear from you. <BR> Good luck everyone! <BR> Bonny <BR> <em>104</em> Thu, 16 Jul 2009 10:46:36 EST New Hi, <BR> <BR> I'm new here. <BR> <BR> Would you like to play a game. <BR> <BR> Take a 5 letter word such TRAIN and change one letter to make a new word - BRAIN. That's easy let's start with MEANS - Now make a new word from that changing only 1 letter. <BR> <BR> MEANS Tue, 23 Jun 2009 15:22:01 EST What's For Dessert?? We all (or most of us) LOVE dessert and that is where some of us have our downfall. The Biggest Loser nutritionist encourages/motivates/trains their contestants to have fruit for dessert. Let's share, or discover, what type of desserts this could include. Frest fruit, raw, or cut up, is always the first option, but there are recipes available where fruit is incorporated into a healthy dessert. For example, when I do have dessert, I almost always insist that it has fruit in it. I must do ... Wed, 25 Mar 2009 11:31:31 EST When Is Your Birthday? Let us know when your birthday is so we can add you to our birthday listing. Mine is May 23. Wed, 25 Mar 2009 10:21:50 EST April Challenge - Let's Get Moving! For the month of April, let's see if we can get in 30 minutes of exercise a day. Even on your busiest days, try to squeeze in 10 minutes here or there . . . they ALL add up. Let's see if we can do this for the entire month. Good Luck!! <em>417</em> Wed, 25 Mar 2009 10:14:24 EST Chit Chat Here's a thread where we can check in to see what motivates us, what our problem areas are, or just to say hi and see what's new with everyone. It's getting warmer here in Tennessee, flowers starting to bloom, people starting to mow their yards. The warmer weather feels yummy. Mon, 23 Mar 2009 20:00:09 EST Did You Know? Did you know that as senior citizens that our bodies do not absorb all the nutrients from the foods we eat as it did when we were younger? Even tho we think we are eating healthy, seniors need a daily vitamin supplement to maintain their health. Sat, 21 Mar 2009 22:45:08 EST Eat A Rainbow Challenge We all know how important it is to eat your fruits and vegetables daily (at least 5 servings). List your "rainbow" daily. <BR> <BR> My rainbow for today was: <BR> Orange - cantalope <BR> Green - Broccoli, Bell Pepper <BR> Red - Red Onion <BR> <BR> Sat, 21 Mar 2009 22:41:07 EST What Are Your Goals? 1. To be able to eliminate my meds for diabetes. <BR> 2. To be able to walk a half marathon. <BR> 3. To lose my unwanted lbs. by the end of 2009. <BR> 4. To eliminate junk food from my diet. <BR> 5. To reduce/eliminate diet soft drinks from my <BR> diet. Sat, 21 Mar 2009 21:45:22 EST Hello I am a 62 year old grandmother of 2 and owner of 2 dogs Brownie and Bogey. I keep trying to lose weight and keep failing as I get disgusted and give up. My adult son lives with me and is mentally ill which is very hard to handle and leads me to much emotional eating. Eating is the one pleasure I can enjoy and no one can interfere with it or stop it. I am going to try to change my ways once again and hopefully I'll succeed this time. This site seems to have everything a person would need ... Sun, 8 Feb 2009 11:41:01 EST