SparkPeople Readers, Writers and Getting Healthy Team Messageboard This is a group of readers and writers who are interested in also getting healthy! SparkPeople Readers, Writers and Getting Healthy Team Messageboard Wave If You Have Read Or Written A Blog Today Not yet...still organizing forums... Mon, 5 Sep 2016 12:25:06 EST Emoticon How You Are Feeling <em>386</em> Mon, 5 Sep 2016 11:40:50 EST Do You Have Reading or Writing Advice? Take some moments out for yourself besides reading and writing... <BR> <BR> <em>331</em> Mon, 5 Sep 2016 11:39:36 EST Do you use a Kindle? As we have a group of serious readers here, I was wondering how many of you use a Kindle. And if you do use one, which one do you prefer? <BR> <BR> I am just now thinking about how handy it might be to get one, so advise me on which you think would be the best one for me. Sun, 1 Dec 2013 18:22:48 EST Hello hello! I'm new here! Hi everyone! :) I'm Ashley. I'm a 24-year-old newlywed in Virginia. I joined SparkPeople this weekend after a couple of weeks of working out with a friend and blindly trying to modify my eating habits! I've gained some weight since getting married last summer and I really just want to be fit and healthy. <BR> <BR> Aside from sparking, I'm a nanny for a local family and I work with my local Humane Society and their homeless cats! :) And, predictably, I love to read and write. I think I looked... Tue, 28 May 2013 19:55:03 EST Happy Birthday! We do not have any birthdays in May -- but I noticed our sign-up list for birthdays is very small so that means many of you have not entered your birthday. <BR> <BR> Please do that now so we don't forget anyone!! Sun, 5 May 2013 16:19:19 EST Book clubs or writing groups? I'm curious who here belongs to a critique group or a book club? <BR> <BR> I tried being in several book clubs, but the books rarely held any appeal for me. Still glad I read them, at least for the literary value. One that I loved was Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier. I COULD NOT get into it, so I skipped the first few chapters and started reading. Sucked in immediately. <BR> <BR> As for a critique group, I belong to one of them, too. All romance writers, different subgenres for the most p... Tue, 4 Dec 2012 12:25:52 EST CHAT TIME I just noticed that we don't have an official place on this team to "chat" -- a place where we can talk about anything and everything without having to make a new topic. So now we have one. <BR> <BR> I just wanted to tell you I'm happy to be back home and getting back to normal. I took only one book with me -- finished it and had about 4 days with nothing to read. Really miss being able to read at least a few pages before going to sleep. So now I can start a new book too! <BR> <BR> Have ... Mon, 19 Nov 2012 11:15:38 EST Bring on the funny! I consider my stories romantic comedies. My "tag" line is stories of love and laughter and happily ever after. But usually I need someone to work with in order to BE funny, and when my characters are too nervous to speak up, nothing gets written! <BR> <BR> You know how hard it is to be funny when all you're feeling is frustration??? Wed, 7 Nov 2012 08:35:11 EST How Many Spin Points Pair of 10's yesterday -- can I beat it today? Thu, 18 Oct 2012 13:20:21 EST I'm a reader, a writer, and I want to get healthy! Hi, everyone, I'm Abby, and I'm a reader and writer! I saw the name of this team in Scotmama's sig file and thought, THIS IS FOR ME! <BR> <BR> I love, love, love romance novels, and that's what I usually read (though right now I'm reading a classic and a murder mystery.... hmmmm) and that's what I also write. I live in Florida and work as a technical writer - which is a lot more fun than it sounds. :) Tue, 16 Oct 2012 08:33:00 EST A blog to read My friend (we actually go to church together) is leaving Spark People because of what she explains in her blog. Maybe we can get SP to take a look at it! <BR> <BR><BR>_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4779069 Fri, 9 Mar 2012 13:01:13 EST Name a word with "tion" or "sion" A to Z AFFECTION Fri, 2 Mar 2012 10:55:06 EST When Is Your Birthday? Let's start a post listing all our birthdays! I'll revise it periodically to keep it nice and neat -- save the gossip for a different post, on here just put your name, your real name, and birthday! <BR> Put them in order by month, please! <BR> <BR> <BR> SCOTMAMA (Eve) October 19 <BR> <BR> Thu, 20 Oct 2011 20:34:06 EST What Did You Spend Your "Savings" On? I remember back in November I had quite a sum saved up from all the books I had read, and it was the beginning of that month that I ended up going to the Emergency Room -- an unwanted and unexpected expense. I chose to use $100 of my book money to apply toward my medical bill. Thu, 7 Jul 2011 22:24:45 EST Name a Fruit/Veggie - and how you use it Time for a new game, don't you think? We won't do this in alphabetical order, and we do not even need to worry about what letter of the alphabet our fruit or veggie starts with. But each day, tell us one fruit or veggie and your favorite way to eat it. <BR> <BR> BANANA -- I love them in smoothies, in fact, can you make a smoothie without a banana? lol <BR> <BR> My favorite smoothie is: Banana/Chocolate/Peanut Butter ~250 calories <BR> 1 banana, 1/2 cup cold coffee, 1/2 cup non-fat milk, 1... Sat, 7 May 2011 14:48:41 EST Where Recognition is Due! I don't know if all of you are aware, but each week a little "Balance Sheet" for the week is published for each team. It tells how many times each thread has been posted on, and it also tells which member was #1 - #5 on Spark Points for the week; as well as which member #1 - #5 for Fitness Minutes. I thought it may be of interest to recognize #1 and #2 each week. <BR> <BR> So here we are for the week that has just passed: <BR> Spark Points: #1 BrendaGail9 and #2 JennyAmhstyedu1 <BR> Fitness... Sun, 14 Nov 2010 15:13:15 EST Team Chat Room Hi Team! As our team isn't large, and we're not a very "chatty" group I decided to just make us a thread that doesn't change each month. So feel free to let off steam here or tell us what's going on in your life -- even make suggestions! <BR> <BR> Each week I like to send out a little goodie for the person who has the #1 amount of Spark Points and also the most Fitness Minutes, and I think Brenda Gail has been #1 the past several weeks. I am a very poor runner-up. So CONGRATULATIONS, Bren... Sun, 7 Nov 2010 12:52:29 EST Name a City/Town A-Z A = Atlanta <BR> <BR> (if it's a very tiny town, please include the state or foreign country) Sun, 24 Oct 2010 14:11:56 EST Favorite Holiday -- and Why My favorite holiday is CHRISTMAS! First of all, I love the holiday decorations, especially the trees. And I'm like a kid when it comes to giving and receiving presents. I love the parties and general friendliness of everyone this time of year. It is a time to have parties, write to people you stay in touch with only once a year, and a time to make amends. <BR> <BR> <BR> Fri, 22 Oct 2010 23:26:58 EST September Chat Room Wow -- another month is upon us, and I know I'm late getting this started. Perhaps with the fall weather starting for many of us we will be more in the mood to spend more time on our computers, and more and more of us will partake of entering daily info on the Chat Rooms!! (hint - hint) <BR> <BR> For me, today was a day of revitalization. I was worn out from the move from my house to my BF's home and getting back up to our summer home was just the cure I needed. I really didn't accomplis... Fri, 3 Sep 2010 00:02:38 EST August Chat Room For some of us August will be the hottest day of the summer. That's true of the weather in the Phoenix area, but in Yarnell where I've been spending most of the summer, it means Monsoon time = showers and cooler weather. Today it was a cool, rainy 64. Wow! I got out one of my long-sleeved pullovers, which was a wonderful thing! <BR> <BR> For some fall is just around the corner! And you're probably wondering "where did summer go?" Sun, 1 Aug 2010 22:12:54 EST July Chat Room Goodness, it's the middle of the month and I just realized I had not started a new topic for our chat room for July -- how bad is that? <BR> <BR> I'm really enjoying the cool weather here in Yarnell as the temperature is usually about 20 or more degrees cooler than if I were in the Phoenix area. It's a bit of a hassle as it seems that everytime I want something it's at "the other house." But in view of the temperatures I can stand little irritations like that. <BR> <BR> I was in Phoenix y... Fri, 16 Jul 2010 15:31:07 EST June Chat Room Since being confined to the house more hours of the day due to the extremely high temperatures outside, has also given me a lot more reading time. So then I got to wondering how it affects other people, as I know our climates are not all the same. <BR> <BR> Do you find that you read more in the winter or in the summer? Each one has it's own bit of appeal, so let's see how it stacks up with our Team. Sun, 6 Jun 2010 00:06:18 EST May Chat Room AJINMN -- Our very own Amy Jo -- so very proud to see your blog was chosen as a presentation article! <BR> <BR> CONGRATULATIONS!! <BR> PS -- Good blog too! Thu, 20 May 2010 16:31:41 EST What's the last fruit/veggie you ate? the last fruit I ate was an apple (but of course I had to have peanut butter with it) Wed, 7 Apr 2010 19:05:42 EST April Chat Room I must be losing it as today is the 7th of April and I just now noticed that we did not have an April Chat Room post -- it's either that or none of us on this team do enough posting! <BR> <BR> I've started a new Team called "Yo-Yo Club" for all of us who seem to constantly yo-yo up and down in our weight loss efforts. Although my yo-yo goes in lower numbers periodically it is still that constant roller coaster. When I first started SP it was a yo-yo between 155-160, then finally 155-150. ... Wed, 7 Apr 2010 14:12:14 EST Word Association I will put down a word, you tell me what you associate that word with. For example if I put down happy, you might put down sunshine. And then the next person might put down hot weather, etc. <BR> <BR> My word: daffodils Mon, 15 Mar 2010 15:21:46 EST March Chat Time Wow! Today is the 6th and I forgot to get our Chat thread started for this month. So sorry -- in the future if you see I am remiss, please, please -- someone else start it. <BR> <BR> Not feeling real happy the past couple of days, but don't bend your ear about it here -- if you are curious just read my blog. You'd think life would not be as complicated as you get older, but it still is. Just different problems! Sun, 7 Mar 2010 00:00:40 EST Ready for a saner approach to weight loss Hi everyone. I'm not sure if I'm doing this right or not, but after being a member for over a month and not yet posting anything, I thought it was time I just jump in and introduce myself. <BR> <BR> My name is Lisa and I'm a mom of three boys. I live in Pennsylvania. I'm a writer trying to land a paid writing gig and so for now, I have other jobs that pay the bills. I'm not a stranger to dieting. In fact, I've been ON a diet more than I've been OFF a diet from the age of 9. <BR> <B... Sun, 21 Feb 2010 13:11:38 EST How Many Writers Do We Have? I know that some of you write besides reading. I was wondering why type of things you write. <BR> <BR> I do my journal almost daily. <BR> I do a blog about 3 or more times per week. <BR> I am writing the story of my life. <BR> I am also writing (slowly) a novel (romantic/comedy) <BR> <BR> Hugs to all - Eve! Fri, 5 Feb 2010 15:50:00 EST February Readers Chat Can you believe another month is upon us? Never thought my life would be passing by with the speed of light almost! <BR> <BR> Anyway, wanted to get a head start on this. By the way, I've been thinking, how would you all like to change the name to: <BR> "Writers, Readers and Getting Healthy" <BR> we'd probably have to add a few more forums, but that would be OK. <BR> <BR> Let me know what you think. <BR> Eve Mon, 1 Feb 2010 00:20:28 EST Readers January Chat I'd like to be inspirational, but frankly I'm just too tired tonight. So tomorrow I'll put something on here for everyone, or send it by Spark Mail. <BR> <BR> Happy New Year to a really wonderful group of Team Members!! <BR> <BR> Eve <BR> <BR> Sat, 2 Jan 2010 00:26:07 EST End of 2009 Goals My last big effort for this year! <BR> <BR> SW: 146.6 <BR> GW: 142.0 <BR> Tue, 1 Dec 2009 14:04:28 EST December Chat For all you people in a later time zone than me, I thought I'd get this in here early, so if you want to chat, you'd have a place to post. <BR> <BR> Happy December to all! Eve Mon, 30 Nov 2009 17:40:41 EST November Weight Challenge I hope this will give some of us an extra push! <BR> <BR> SW: 147.4 <BR> GW: 142.0 Sun, 1 Nov 2009 18:34:45 EST November Chat Happy Sunday Everyone! Our first day of November, and although it's hard to believe soon we will be making our plans for Thanksgiving. Are most of us planning on cooking a big meal? Or are you traveling to visit a child or relative? I will be driving to Las Vegas to spend Thanksgiving with my daughter and her family. <BR> <BR> Happy November! Hugs, Eve Sat, 31 Oct 2009 22:56:15 EST Readers October Chat I was a little slow at getting this thread open, so please forgive me -- had company until a few minutes ago, and that, of course, disrupts "EVERYTHING." <BR> <BR> I'm hoping that I get my life back on some type of schedule where I am again reading for at least the last couple of hours of 'my day' which is usually bath time and extends to when I go to bed. It's such a relaxing, rewarding way to end a person's day. And certainly possible when you are single, but not so easy when you are marr... Thu, 1 Oct 2009 19:53:41 EST Wow What A Surprise! This morning I opened the door to go for the newspaper and there sat a large box of books with a note that said "Enjoy" and that was it! <BR> Most of the books are like new condition and it looks like most of them are something I will enjoy. <BR> Hope I find out who gave them to me. I want to Thank them. <BR> I will not for sure have to reorganize my book shelves. <BR> What A Way TO Start The Day! Wed, 30 Sep 2009 05:21:40 EST Septemer Chat Hi Everyone~ OK, I've been asked about my vacation, so here goes; a good way to start the month. <BR> <BR> My vacation was in an area called Bitterroot Valley, which is about 20 miles from Missoula, MT. The whole time I was there the weather was terrific. My host had lots of fun things planned, mostly involving fantastic scenery. It was just what I needed to relieve any stress that I may have been feeling. Cool weather, no schedule for getting things done (I read every night before going... Tue, 1 Sep 2009 22:33:27 EST August Chat Don't know if I'll be able to drag myself through August or not. I know if I thought JULY was hot, it will be worse in AUGUST! Logically, in this weather I should end up as a big puddle of fat -- so why don't I melt? Fri, 31 Jul 2009 12:29:41 EST How Many Books Do You Read? I was kind of curious about how many books we read, I mean this Team is all about reading, so I'd say we are more avid readers that some of the others on SP. <BR> I joined this team sometime toward the end of May I believe, and since then I've read 10 books, and that is basically in 6 or 7 weeks, so I guess I average a little over a book a week -- perhaps 1-1/2 books a week. I know that my list is too long for the little scrap of paper that I started recording it on, so I will now put a "docu... Thu, 16 Jul 2009 13:15:56 EST July Chat Wow! July already -- hard to believe, isn't it? I'm going away for the week-end, so you may not hear much from me for 2 or 3 days. Not sure if I'm going to come home on Sunday or Monday -- and I'm driving, so I can do as I please! <BR> <BR> Have a great week-end all of you! Thu, 2 Jul 2009 13:57:03 EST Hi Everyone! Hi! I'm new and I thought that this would be a great idea to both save, and get back into regularly reading. I'm Megan, 22, and I'm a first-year first grade teacher. This year was a whirlwind with my job, starting grad school, and keeping up with a social life...but I've missed taking some ME time. That includes relaxing with a good book. I'm starting my penny jar today! I can't wait to see how my totals add up from week to week! Sun, 14 Jun 2009 19:30:23 EST Hi! I'm New To all you newbies, or even those of you who aren't so new, if you have things you'd like to tell us about yourself -- here's the place to get on the soapbox! <BR> <BR> Hugs to you all! Eve Mon, 8 Jun 2009 20:43:33 EST Welcome New Member Let's all welcome our newest member, DISPATCH91 <BR> I just finished reading her Spark Page and think we will all enjoy her blogs should she decide to do any. <BR> <BR> From me and all our Members, Welcome to our Team! <BR> <em>213</em> <em>223</em> <em>247</em> <em>235</em> <em>243</em> Mon, 8 Jun 2009 20:41:30 EST June Chat By all means -- we need a "June Chat" and I don't mind doing that for us. I think it is important for Team Members to get acquainted and find out how we spend our days and what is going on in our lives. <BR> <BR> How can we supportive of one another if we don't share our experiences? For me, this past week-end was somewhat of a downer. Don't know if any of you are in the same boat as me, and if you aren't it may be hard to relate. But such is life..... Mon, 1 Jun 2009 13:38:32 EST What's your favorite exercise? As an avid book reader, I've found it difficult to put down a good book during my leisure time. Having inactive hobbies can make it more difficult to focus on exercise. <BR> <BR> But, I can set aside a good book and go for a walk in our yard (9+ acres) and see what's blooming in the gardens. <BR> <BR> What exercise do you love so much that it can pull you away from a good book? <BR> <BR> <em>26</em> Sun, 31 May 2009 11:32:08 EST May Chat I know this is a "reading" team -- but I'll bet our real reason to be on SP is because we want to lose some weight or at least get healthier. So why not have a thread where we can just spout off about the rest of our lives -- when we're not reading! <BR> <BR> Sometimes we humans grab at the flimsiest of excuses to get by with what we do. I've found myself over by my stove and I have a little tub with macadamia nuts in it -- and without even thinking about it, I'll grab 2 or 3 and pop them i... Fri, 15 May 2009 20:31:47 EST Do you use a book light I have one, however, I never seem to use it. Wed, 29 Apr 2009 08:25:30 EST Have you spent any saved pennies So far so good. I love watching my pennies grow. <BR> <em>224</em> Mon, 27 Apr 2009 20:33:48 EST Hello there! Hello. I am relatively new to SparkPeople and have been joining a lot of the book clubs because I read so much. <BR> <BR> I am currently a HS English teacher. I think its great to save pennies based on how many pages I read. I think I will be dropping dollars in there more than I will be pennies. <BR> <BR> I hope I can add something fun to this group. I enjoy all types of fiction, especially mysteries and suspenseful thrillers. I enjoy a good romance too! <em>244</em> Sat, 25 Apr 2009 23:10:02 EST Away from Computer I was called away from home to take care of my Mom. I will be away from my computer two more weeks or more. Things are getting better and I will fill you in when I am home. <BR> Take Care... Miss You All !!!! Mon, 6 Apr 2009 14:02:59 EST Still Trying to get a photo for our team to post I will have to wait for my son to help me I guess. <BR> Just call me the computer Geek! Fri, 20 Feb 2009 07:14:38 EST Books I have enjoyed and think you might like. Embroidered Truths By Monica Ferris (Mystery) Sat, 14 Feb 2009 14:25:26 EST Do You use your local Library I went by the local Library yesterday and found some books that I placed on my To Be Read List. I was strong and did not get any books (have too many to be read now)lol. <BR> <em>188</em> Fri, 13 Feb 2009 18:13:44 EST Favorite Book You Read This Month? Message In A Bottle Thu, 12 Feb 2009 07:36:43 EST How Many Login Points did you get today? 3 <em>88</em> Thu, 12 Feb 2009 07:33:39 EST I will be out of town for two days I will be going to Ocala today to help my Mom. I will return in two days. <BR> Hope everyone had a Great weekend. <BR> Sure hope I am able to get some reading in while I am away. Mon, 9 Feb 2009 06:55:02 EST Introduction Hi there -I have been a reader for as long as I remember. My genres are basically anything but hard core Romance, Horror or gruesome Suspense(just have never read nor have any desire to read those genres). <BR> I have been keeping track of the number of books and magazines I read per year for the last 9 years -- this is my 10th year at it - my "Reading year" goes from August to August--I started in August 1999. <BR> My high for books was 69 in 2004 but only 34 magazines that year <BR> My high... Wed, 4 Feb 2009 13:09:24 EST What are you saving for? I am reading all those To Be Read Books that are waiting for my attention then at the end of the year I will take a well deserved vacation. Wed, 4 Feb 2009 11:17:47 EST Tell us what you are reading. I am reading Message In A Bottle By Nicholas Sparks. <BR> I have wanted to read this book for a long time. Wed, 4 Feb 2009 09:57:41 EST How Many Pennies Today? My Penny Jar was started 2/1/09 and has a balance of $8.00. <BR> <BR> <em>149</em> Wed, 4 Feb 2009 09:55:17 EST Looking Forward To Saving I hope you will introduce yourself and let us know about your penny jar. I hope to hear that your young readers are motivated to have their own reading jar. <BR> All comments, suggestions and tips will be welcomed. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Wed, 4 Feb 2009 09:48:01 EST