SparkPeople ASPIRE and INSPIRE Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=31050 Working together, as a TEAM, we will ACHIEVE our GOALS by MOTIVATING each other. JOIN US, and together, we will ASPIRE & INSPIRE each other to ACHIEVE & SUCCEED! SparkPeople ASPIRE and INSPIRE Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=31050 QOD: 10/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67747250 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3f35252f-7dfb-4370-88d6-c1658c705d05.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What job would you be terrible at? <BR> <BR> <em>226</em> Race car driver. I get motion sick with speed and quick turns. So I guess that rules out airline pilot and ships captain, too. : ) Thu, 19 Oct 2017 03:30:55 EST QOD: 10/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67744377 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3db0f1b5-2ac6-4c01-a0fd-143bca001c56.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What kinds of Strength Training do you do? What is your favorite? <BR> <BR> <em>317</em> I do a lot of body weight ST. My favorite exercises are with resistance bands. There are so many options I can do at home. Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:36:14 EST QOD: 10/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67738428 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3da65b92-095c-47ba-96e2-b99ceaf1a5eb.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you eat pasta? What are your favorite ways to serve it? <BR> <BR> <em>22</em> Fresh made linguine with garlic olive oil and grated parmesan. I also like Greek lemon orzo soup. Tue, 17 Oct 2017 16:49:06 EST QOD: 10/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67738409 Do you have a song stuck in your head? lol <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/539b26a0-0980-499e-b0eb-7b9779181240.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I have a song that I really like and listened to the other day and now it's stuck in my head. It's called Lullaby by The Cure. No, it has nothing to do with the song you sing to your baby when you're trying to get it to go to sleep. <BR> <BR> <link>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAGH<BR>Fnnk5Cc </link> Tue, 17 Oct 2017 16:43:50 EST QOD: 10/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67728348 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9e25ae15-b0d2-4bfe-b783-bbc50e461e3e.png"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Who would you like to thank today? How will you let them know? <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> Thank you, my Spark Friends, for faithfully checking in and encouraging me along the way. It brings a smile when I see a post from you. May you know how much your presence means in this community. <em>247</em> <em>223</em> Mon, 16 Oct 2017 04:10:21 EST QOD: 10/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67718910 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/58d8c5b6-ffe2-45fe-bee9-7e10cdc690f3.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Have you heard of powdered peanut butter? Have you tried it? <BR> <BR> <em>4</em> A friend told me about it - she puts it in her smoothies. So I tried it- in GF pancakes- and it's good. It also has 85% fewer fat calories. <em>30</em> Sat, 14 Oct 2017 15:30:08 EST QOD: 10/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67709767 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/aeab2998-55f5-48a4-b6b8-67866419e44a.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you like wearing necklaces? What types? <BR> <BR> <em>204</em> I wear a necklace sometimes. My favorites are lapis lazuli and a long jade one. <BR> <BR> Fri, 13 Oct 2017 03:45:23 EST QOD: 10/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67703067 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e38cc879-b8b0-4679-b937-201cace1b5be.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What were your high school colors? <BR> <BR> <em>281</em> Green and Gold <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6f1029b3-d4ee-4e8a-a03b-7f1a352827e3.jpg"> Thu, 12 Oct 2017 01:50:35 EST QOD: 10/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67691179 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1c02ef09-14b0-4cbc-b2e4-427bd47c9f7e.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What will you do for your mental health today? <BR> <BR> <em>135</em> I am doing seated yoga -- it feels good in sooo many ways. : ) Tue, 10 Oct 2017 04:46:15 EST QOD: 10/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67677632 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ff2a7f36-1571-48d2-919a-d6d08f71fe8f.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Did you go trick or treating? What kinds of treats did you get (I hope there weren't any rocks)? <BR> <BR> <em>473</em> Our neighbors often invited us in for cookies and cider. One lady always made fresh donuts. Super treats Sun, 8 Oct 2017 05:19:17 EST QOD: 10/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67668448 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/258de736-27bd-45ef-b138-30a8cfdd9ab7.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Who makes you laugh? <BR> <BR> <em>246</em> I like cartoons with a ring of truth to them - such as <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9a61a681-e61c-403d-aa51-cea301d5dc0f.jpg"> Fri, 6 Oct 2017 12:02:36 EST QOD: 10/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67659804 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2861aad7-e397-42c1-9aa7-f443b843f6a4.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Have you ever participated in a reading group? What did you read? <BR> <BR> <em>149</em> It's been a while since I was in a group. The last one read works of Thomas Merton, such as Seeds of Contemplation. Thu, 5 Oct 2017 02:44:28 EST COOL GHOULS WEEK FOUR OCTOBER BSG CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x67649903 WEEK 4 — Cool Ghouls October BSG Team <BR> <BR> REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <em>431</em> October Focus - Stretching &amp; relaxation   <em>414</em> <BR> The holiday months are coming again, sometimes we don't take the time to relax before we get so busy.... Tue, 3 Oct 2017 12:59:26 EST GHOSTLY GALS WEEK FOUR OCTOBER BSG CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x67649898 WEEK 4 — Ghostly Gals October BSG Team <BR> <BR> REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <em>431</em> October Focus - Stretching &amp; relaxation   <em>414</em> <BR> The holiday months are coming again, sometimes we don't take the time to relax before we get so busy... Tue, 3 Oct 2017 12:58:02 EST COOL GHOULS WEEK THREE OCTOBER BSG CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x67649863 WEEK 3 — Cool Ghouls BSG Team <BR> <BR> REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <em>431</em> October Focus - Stretching &amp; relaxation   <em>414</em> <BR> The holiday months are coming again, sometimes we don't take the time to relax before we get so busy. This mo... Tue, 3 Oct 2017 12:47:51 EST GHOSTLY GALS WEEK THREE OCTOBER BSG CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x67649858 WEEK 3 � Ghostly Gals BSG Team <BR> <BR> REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <em>431</em> October Focus - Stretching &amp; relaxation � <em>414</em> <BR> The holiday months are coming again, sometimes we don't take the time to relax before we get so busy. Th... Tue, 3 Oct 2017 12:45:50 EST COOL GHOULS WEEK TWO OCTOBER BSG CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x67649396 WEEK 2 — Cool Ghouls BSG Team <BR> <BR> REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <em>431</em> October Focus - Stretching &amp; relaxation   <em>414</em> <BR> The holiday months are coming again, sometimes we don't take the time to relax before we get so busy. This mo... Tue, 3 Oct 2017 11:27:12 EST GHOSTLY GALS WEEK TWO OCTOBER BSG CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x67649355 WEEK 2 — Ghostly Gals BSG Team <BR> <BR> REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <em>431</em> October Focus - Stretching &amp; relaxation   <em>414</em> <BR> The holiday months are coming again, sometimes we don't take the time to relax before we get so busy. This m... Tue, 3 Oct 2017 11:25:25 EST QOD: 10/3-4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67647374 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/280ddadb-6d7b-4949-8df8-9dd94e3f677b.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> People are beginning to think about what they will wear for Halloween. What is a fun Halloween costume you have seen (or worn)? <BR> <BR> <em>30</em> I remember the year when my kindergarten class and I dressed up as crayons. I was the purple one. Tue, 3 Oct 2017 04:55:25 EST QOD: 10/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67645115 Do you or have you ever donated blood? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/54a42e79-c467-4666-8433-58d53f68b04e.jpg"> <BR> <BR> No, I couldn't for the longest time. When I was a kid I was given Growth Hormone. It was an experimental drug at the time and the process by which some of it was extracted from human cadavers introduced a disease called Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, better known as the human form of mad cow disease. Thankfully, as far as I know, none of the G... Mon, 2 Oct 2017 18:54:48 EST GHOSTLY GALS SEPTEMBER BSG CHALLENGE CHAT ROOM http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x67643766 GHOSTLY GALS OCTOBER BSG CHAT ROOM <BR> <BR> Welcome, Ghostly Gals to your chat room! <BR> <BR> <em>431</em> October Focus - Stretching &amp; relaxation <em>414</em> <BR> The holiday months are coming again, sometimes we don't take the time to relax before we get so busy. This month the challenge is to take sometime everyday to relax. Meditate, stretch or do some yoga each day. <BR> <BR> Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. <BR> <BR> HELPFUL TI... Mon, 2 Oct 2017 14:09:43 EST COOL GHOULS WEEK ONE OCTOBER BSG CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x67643471 WEEK 1 — Cool Ghouls October BSG Team <BR> <BR> REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> emoticon October Focus - Stretching &amp; relaxation emoticon <BR> The holiday months are coming again, sometimes we don't take the time to relax before we get so busy. This mo... Mon, 2 Oct 2017 13:18:52 EST GHOSTLY GALS WEEK ONE OCTOBER BSG CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x67643454 WEEK 1 — Ghostly Gals October BSG Team <BR> <BR> REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <em>431</em> October Focus - Stretching &amp; relaxation   <em>414</em> <BR> The holiday months are coming again, sometimes we don't take the time to relax before we get so busy... Mon, 2 Oct 2017 13:15:57 EST QOD: 10/1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67637751 Do you or have you ever shopped online? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8cac7aac-74c5-471a-80ee-1b4dc8385e40.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Yes, I do lots of shopping online. I buy a lot of things from Amazon but I also buy groceries online. Sun, 1 Oct 2017 17:22:28 EST **HALLOWEEN IMAGES** http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10470x31050x67631721 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f8a1d682-8369-40e7-a285-f7b168e6b2fe.jpg"> Sat, 30 Sep 2017 19:18:17 EST QOD: 9/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67625208 Do you use a voice assistant, like Siri or Alexa? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2d2e8475-9238-458f-9876-4b5eda3fdab4.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Yes, we use Siri sometimes on the iPad. I have Alexa on my Kindle and use it once in a while. I use "Ok Google" more than the others though because it's on my phone. I use it for driving directions. I'd like to get an Amazon Echo though for the house. Fri, 29 Sep 2017 16:43:00 EST QOD: 9/25-27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67600914 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/45ec5977-97b8-4417-9cc6-eeed1c47ffce.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> I'm giving you a heads up on Women's Health &amp; Fitness Day so you can check out your community to see if activities are planned locally. How will you further your health and/or fitness for this important day? <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> I will continue focusing on taking care of my body. I am experiencing a recurrence of severe back pain. Experience tells me I don't get b... Mon, 25 Sep 2017 17:56:15 EST QOD: 9/23-24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67588299 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/939b9c23-9468-44ad-aeb5-f84a07e0c867.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What are some of your favorite fall recipes? <BR> <BR> <em>147</em> I like to use pumpkin in my recipes. Like adding a can of pumpkin to my chili recipe. And curried pumpkin soup. Sat, 23 Sep 2017 13:36:25 EST QOD: 9/20-21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67576952 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/57fef2ef-0103-4e71-a88c-c8c338c11aac.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Today and tomorrow are recognized as World Peace Days. With all the tensions and suffering around the world -- what is something you can do to increase peace for yourself? Feel free to post more than one, if you like. <BR> <BR> <em>403</em> I started the day with Sun Salutations and deep breathing. I think I may try to do a walking meditation this afternoon. Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:30:42 EST QOD: 9/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67572487 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e08e4267-b8e0-4f88-a960-0a06da4b6c8c.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Who helped you learn to cook? Do you remember what you did first? <BR> <BR> <em>577</em> My mom helped me most. I remember when she made a pie she would let me make a little rolled up pastry with the leftover pie crust - adding cinnamon, sugar and a little butter. My first project all my own was a rhubarb pie. I felt very proud. Wed, 20 Sep 2017 19:15:50 EST QOD: 9/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67566952 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/33696e12-e959-45c2-b6d4-2095f86da413.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you like giving/getting Spark Goodies? Do you have favorites? <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> I like giving Spark Goodies. It's a way to let people know I'm thinking of them as well as recognizing their achievements. I like getting goodies. It's like getting a personal greeting from my friends. <em>437</em> Tue, 19 Sep 2017 21:49:06 EST QOD: 9/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67556256 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0222eb89-eeb0-466f-9631-359f9f5399d3.JPG"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What famous person would you like to have dinner with? <BR> <BR> <em>272</em> I think it would be fun to share a meal with Maggie Smith. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f2443afd-84c7-4853-87ae-29066b6af3cb.jpg"> Mon, 18 Sep 2017 03:27:26 EST QOD: 9/15-17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67538859 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a721e5df-a5ed-4cbe-9d91-c3df55d24fbc.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> It's apple season. What kind of apple(s) will you eat this week-end? <BR> <BR> <em>551</em> I will put granny smith apple pieces in my green salad. For snack I've been eating local Honey Crisp apples. <em>4</em> Fri, 15 Sep 2017 04:01:06 EST QOD: 9/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67536283 Did your parents read stories to you as a child? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/157082c3-8073-42cc-bb71-2259f69b6aa6.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Yes, but when I became old enough to read for myself my mom didn't read to me as much. I don't think my dad ever read to me. Thu, 14 Sep 2017 15:55:33 EST QOD: 9/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67525235 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f64fe406-9055-452a-84c9-be1293425721.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What is one thing someone has said or done that has encouraged you? <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> "Let's get together". Wow - that helps me feel noticed and valued. In these busy times it's encouraging when someone can make time for a meet-up. <em>361</em> Tue, 12 Sep 2017 20:49:31 EST QOD: 9/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67514855 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0875bb35-d1b0-4261-8785-4cc15742c70b.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> How would you like to celebrate yourself? <BR> <BR> <em>383</em> Today is my birthday so I've decided to celebrate the artist in me. I plan to get out my art supplies and play. <em>224</em> Mon, 11 Sep 2017 04:21:50 EST QOD: 9/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67508959 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/39a299ab-8fa1-48f4-bf30-635cc5d1e134.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> This is a day to honor our grandparents. Do you have a memory of one or more of your grandparents to share? <BR> <BR> <em>541</em> My father's mother, Georgia included me in her daily activities including her sewing - especially beautiful quilts. I treasure the ones she made for me. She lived in a very small town and when I visited her each afternoon we would walk to the... Sun, 10 Sep 2017 03:55:33 EST QOD: 9/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67497958 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c0f394a5-3d0d-45bd-b9a3-d25b0767f531.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you like winter squashes? How do you like to use them? <BR> <BR> <em>147</em> A fall and winter favorite is pumpkin or butternut squash soup. I make it curried with granny smith apples. I'm looking forward to it. Fri, 8 Sep 2017 04:51:10 EST PLAYFUL PEARS WEEK FOUR BSG CHALLENGES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x67494727 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <em>204</em> SEPTEMBER FOCUS: Self-esteem and keeping motivation <em>306</em> <BR> This month we are going to think about your own self-esteem! Are you confident? Do you think you have a good self-esteem and how to develop... Thu, 7 Sep 2017 14:49:20 EST ACTIVE APPLES WEEK FOUR BSG CHALLENGES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x67494724 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <em>204</em> SEPTEMBER FOCUS: Self-esteem and keeping motivation <em>306</em> <BR> This month we are going to think about your own self-esteem! Are you confident? Do you think you have a good self-esteem and how to develop... Thu, 7 Sep 2017 14:48:39 EST PLAYFUL PEARS WEEK THREE BSG CHALLENGES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x67494722 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <em>204</em> SEPTEMBER FOCUS: Self-esteem and keeping motivation <em>306</em> <BR> This month we are going to think about your own self-esteem! Are you confident? Do you think you have a good self-esteem and how to develop... Thu, 7 Sep 2017 14:47:08 EST ACTIVE APPLES WEEK THREE BSG CHALLENGES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x67494720 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <em>204</em> SEPTEMBER FOCUS: Self-esteem and keeping motivation <em>306</em> <BR> This month we are going to think about your own self-esteem! Are you confident? Do you think you have a good self-esteem and how to develop... Thu, 7 Sep 2017 14:46:24 EST PLAYFUL PEARS WEEK TWO BSG CHALLENGES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x67494714 <BR> REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <em>204</em> SEPTEMBER FOCUS: Self-esteem and keeping motivation <em>306</em> <BR> This month we are going to think about your own self-esteem! Are you confident? Do you think you have a good self-esteem and how to d... Thu, 7 Sep 2017 14:44:55 EST ACTIVE APPLES WEEK TWO BSG CHALLENGES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x67494711 <BR> REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <em>204</em> SEPTEMBER FOCUS: Self-esteem and keeping motivation <em>306</em> <BR> This month we are going to think about your own self-esteem! Are you confident? Do you think you have a good self-esteem and how to d... Thu, 7 Sep 2017 14:44:04 EST QOD: 9/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67489063 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c1512f2e-330b-4349-b56d-244eac3507b7.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Are you reading a book? Which one? If you aren't reading a book right now, is there one you can recommend? <BR> <BR> <em>149</em> Yes, I am reading "Glass Houses" by Louise Penny. It is #13 in her series about Inspector Gamache of the Quebec Surete. She is a fabulous writer that I can wholeheartedly recommend. Wed, 6 Sep 2017 18:16:57 EST QOD: 9/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67478901 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3b62c0df-e3b5-4519-86fd-aaae521b462d.png"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What is your favorite whole grain? <BR> I found a brown jasmine rice that has a nutty taste and slightly chewy texture that I like. It is so versatile I use it often. <BR> <BR> This month you can nominate your favorite charity to win cases and cases of whole grain foods. Any charity that addresses food insecurity as a major part of its mission qualifies. You can find out mo... Tue, 5 Sep 2017 05:01:56 EST PLAYFUL PEARS WEEK ONE BSG CHALLENGES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x67463955 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <em>204</em> SEPTEMBER FOCUS: Self-esteem and keeping motivation <em>306</em> <BR> This month we are going to think about your own self-esteem! Are you confident? Do you think you have a good self-esteem and how to develop... Sat, 2 Sep 2017 13:59:15 EST ACTIVE APPLES WEEK ONE BSG CHALLENGES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x67463948 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <em>204</em> SEPTEMBER FOCUS: Self-esteem and keeping motivation <em>306</em> <BR> This month we are going to think about your own self-esteem! Are you confident? Do you think you have a good self-esteem and how to develop... Sat, 2 Sep 2017 13:58:24 EST PLAYFUL PEARS SEPTEMBER BSG CHALLENGE CHAT ROOM http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x67463924 Playful Pears SEPTEMBER BSG CHAT ROOM <BR> <BR> Welcome Playful Pears to your chat room! <BR> <BR> Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. <BR> HELPFUL TIP: A little trick I learned that makes it easier to reply to individual members’ posts is to use Notepad or WordPad. What I do is restore down my screen (i.e., make it smaller and to the left or right) then, as I’m reading the posts, I type my response in one of those by using Name, xxx (I also save it s... Sat, 2 Sep 2017 13:54:20 EST ACTIVE APPLES SEPTEMBER BSG CHALLENGE CHAT ROOM http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x67463918 Active Apples SEPTEMBER BSG CHAT ROOM <BR> <BR> Welcome Active Apples to your chat room! <BR> <BR> Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. <BR> HELPFUL TIP: A little trick I learned that makes it easier to reply to individual members’ posts is to use Notepad or WordPad. What I do is restore down my screen (i.e., make it smaller and to the left or right) then, as I’m reading the posts, I type my response in one of those by using Name, xxx (I also save it s... Sat, 2 Sep 2017 13:51:33 EST SEPTEMBER 2017 BSG CHALLENGES TEAM MEMBERS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18195x31050x67463907 ACTIVE APPLES <BR> <BR> Barbie - <link> http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=B<BR>ARBIE176 </link> <BR> Karenmarie - <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.as<BR>p?id=CANDOK1260 </link> <BR> CJ - <link> http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=C<BR>JWORDPLAY </link> <BR> Michelle - <link> http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=B<BR>EFIT017 </link> <BR> Risa - - <link> http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=R<BR>EADYRISA </link> <BR> Pat - <link> http://www.sparkpeople.c... Sat, 2 Sep 2017 13:46:16 EST ???? SEPTEMBER BSG CHALLENGE ???? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18195x31050x67463902 QUESTIONS ABOUT THE SEPTEMBER BSG CHALLENGE <BR> <BR> Post any questions about the SEPTEMBER BSG CHALLENGE here if you can't get your question answered in your team's chat and I or one of your other Team Leaders will post a reply as soon as possible! <BR> <BR> Do not send your question via spark-mail! Others may have the same question, so by posting your question here it will help everyone. <BR> <BR> <BR> Sat, 2 Sep 2017 13:43:55 EST QOD: 9/2-4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67463679 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/25783201-f465-491e-8361-fd58e6ecfa59.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> It's Labor Day week-end in the U.S. Do you have plans for the week-end? <BR> <BR> <em>150</em> Labor Day week-end has usually been spent getting my classroom ready for the first day of school. I feel like I should be putting up a bulletin board, or something. I think I'll spiff up my bedroom instead - and maybe do some coloring. <em>542</em> <BR> <BR> <em>191</em>... Sat, 2 Sep 2017 12:52:28 EST SEPTEMBER A&I TEAM BIRTHDAYS AND NEWS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67458366 Below are the A&amp;I members who are celebrating <em>236</em> their birthdays this month. Show your A&amp;I Team Spirit <em>321</em> <em>215</em> by visiting their page to wish them a <em>383</em> ! <BR> <BR> <em>227</em> <em>303</em> DON’T POST A REPLY. Instead, give them a goody or post a comment on their page. <BR> <BR> 9 ~ SEPTEMBER </link> <BR> <BR> 11—CJWORDPLAY— <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=CJ<BR>WORDPLAY </link> <BR> 30—AMYBELLES— <link>www.sparkpeop... Fri, 1 Sep 2017 15:23:43 EST QOD: 09/1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67455017 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a67f2251-9c29-44a3-8408-498c832d240d.png"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What small goal will you work toward this month? <BR> <BR> <em>249</em> At least 5 days per week I will plan my meals ahead of time using the Nutrition Tracker. I will EAT what I planned!!! Fri, 1 Sep 2017 04:13:36 EST QOD: 8/29-30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67436681 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0256ad13-d5bb-4447-a09c-5bdd5f9d1fb6.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It's back to school time so --- <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What would you like to learn about today (or in the next few weeks)? Is there something you learned in school that you would like to pursue now, if you could? <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> I just started a class about restorative justice. I don't know much about it yet, but it sounds very positive. I didn't get to do art in high schoo... Tue, 29 Aug 2017 02:36:12 EST QOD: 8/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67430876 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/fdf1d445-3432-40bb-98b3-c49f0763fd79.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What freggies are you eating today? <BR> <BR> <em>277</em> red grapes, broccoli, mushrooms, onions, green beans, red peppers, and some Red Hat melon (it's terrific). Mon, 28 Aug 2017 03:10:04 EST QOD: 8/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67425063 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d4c32b7d-d53c-4833-8463-e00d013f1b4d.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> How will you spend your "Me" time today? <BR> <BR> <em>268</em> I plan to color the beautiful card a Spark Friend sent to me. What a joy! Sun, 27 Aug 2017 05:11:53 EST QOD: 8/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67419758 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c89365c0-3580-404c-b155-0adb5f233f58.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What is your birthstone? What do you like about it? <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> My birthstone is the sapphire. I've always liked the very deep blue sapphires. Blue is one of my favorite colors. Sat, 26 Aug 2017 03:31:34 EST SIGN-UP FOR SEPTEMBER 2017 BSG CHALLENGES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18195x31050x67417386 SEPTEMBER BUDDY SUPPORT GROUP (BSG) CHALLENGE! <BR> <BR> It’s time to sign up for the SEPTEMBER BUDDY SUPPORT GROUP (BSG) CHALLENGE! <BR> <BR> If you’re not familiar with what a “BUDDY SUPPORT GROUP CHALLENGE” is, visit the following thread: <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes<BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x532<BR>00305 </link> <BR> <BR> The challenge will run from SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 3 through SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 (with the last week's totals due on SUNDAY, OCTO... Fri, 25 Aug 2017 17:41:18 EST QOD: 8/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67415910 Dishwasher or sink? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4d454a46-aaa4-49da-a2a3-51aa593be3ac.png"> <BR> <BR> What do you use for washing by hand? Sponge, cloth, brush? <BR> <BR> I use both dishwasher and sink. I wash pots and pans and a few other things by hand in the sink with a scrubby sponge. I also use a brush on some things. <BR> Fri, 25 Aug 2017 11:33:26 EST QOD: 8/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67396048 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e0348c42-7fc7-4d41-b836-3b7681b3be13.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you like taking pictures? Can you recall the first type of camera you used? <BR> <BR> <em>388</em> I used to take more pictures than I do today. I got a brownie box camera when I was a kid. That was total fun - and then you had to wait until the film was developed to see how funny your pictures turned out. Later I got a polaroid - and that's another story. : ) <BR>... Tue, 22 Aug 2017 03:40:38 EST QOD: 8/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67390186 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0224f987-5831-4f2a-9a9a-12b87c3fdfb8.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What are your "observations" on the eclipse today? <BR> <BR> <em>67</em> I'll be watching from my home. We will have 99.6 % totality at about 10:18 PDT. I'll be back later after it happens. Mon, 21 Aug 2017 03:43:36 EST QOD: 8/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67384708 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0268d482-b8eb-45cb-b669-23bfe7b57d7f.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What kinds of family fun have you enjoyed this month? ("family" includes all those who are like family to you) <BR> <BR> My daughter, Stephanie, and I took an art class - learning how to make prints. It was a lot of fun. <BR> Later in the month we plan to go to Seattle for the launch of Louise Penny's new book. She is one of our favorite authors so we will get a first day ... Sun, 20 Aug 2017 03:17:33 EST QOD: 8/17-18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67367765 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b16a0615-eb5d-470a-94e7-2e261a49c825.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you have a laugh or a cartoon you'd like to share with us? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/59eb6752-8947-4a50-a1e7-b6ccc5bfd663.jpg"> Thu, 17 Aug 2017 04:15:29 EST QOD: 8/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67356228 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/fb428cfa-1b31-4591-9788-7fb1ac573517.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> How will you relax today? <BR> <BR> <em>102</em> I'm planning a nap this afternoon. <em>224</em> Tue, 15 Aug 2017 03:27:37 EST QOD: 8/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67349926 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/65aca696-ed04-4aed-bcab-96f07e7d63b1.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> How do you drink your water? Do you add something to it? Do you have a favorite water bottle/glass? <BR> <BR> <em>274</em> I have a new infuser water bottle. I can add berries or melon to get some extra flavor. I also like a spritz of fresh lemon or lime. Mon, 14 Aug 2017 03:47:16 EST QOD: 8/11-13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67332619 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0a1afb93-ae4c-4c9c-b5a5-623e7add9165.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Let's make a list of things you can't buy in stores. Post as often as you like. <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> I'll start with Hugs <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5c57e91b-bece-4022-b1d7-31404b2a34b7.jpg"> Fri, 11 Aug 2017 04:01:43 EST QOD: 8/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67326398 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4e828b53-ed75-425d-9a1d-657a602f2257.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you like lemonade? Have you ever made it with fresh lemons? <BR> <BR> <em>194</em> aaah - ice cold lemonade like my grandma made for us every summer. I think homemade was the only way to get lemonade then. LOL. I like it tart so most of the already mixed ones are way too sweet for me. Now I just put slices of lemon in my water and enjoy it --- without the sugar. Thu, 10 Aug 2017 03:58:09 EST QOD: 8/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67319957 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6c0e94f9-039e-4172-9a43-0779bb123a58.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Did you ever have a yo-yo? Were you able to do any tricks with it? <BR> <BR> <em>313</em> I liked playing with a yo-yo as a child. I tried to do the "Walk the Dog" trick but I wasn't very good. I spent a lot of time untangling the string, I remember. LOL Wed, 9 Aug 2017 05:25:26 EST QOD: 8/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67313904 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/85c6f495-4b1f-41f3-9c31-70c67f187ebd.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you like zucchini? How do you use it? <BR> <BR> <em>766</em> Yes, I like zucchini. If you have extras to share you are welcome to bring them to my porch. LOL I make low-fat zucchini brownies, as some of you know (a Spark Recipe). I also add zucchini to chili and I like substituting zucchini for the noodles in lasagna (I just slice them lengthwise). I like the sneak... Tue, 8 Aug 2017 03:48:35 EST QOD: 8/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67307625 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/dec4e49d-3ab5-4078-b328-7affe6014527.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you or someone you know have freckles? <BR> <BR> <em>36</em> The only time I got freckles was in the days before sunscreen. My sister has lots of freckles year round. My grandma told her they were Irish beauty marks - but she always tried to cover them up. : ) Mon, 7 Aug 2017 03:02:44 EST QOD: 8/5-6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67296518 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/525c2cee-1726-4c38-858f-662c7b49f430.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Who will you remember this Sunday for National Friendship Day? Will you check back again and let us know what you did for them? <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> I sent a note to a friend I haven't seen since Christmas. And my plan is to send goodies to Spark Friends - especially those I haven't talked to for a while. I'll be back to let you know how it goes. <em>223</em> Sat, 5 Aug 2017 03:15:12 EST QOD: 8/4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67290790 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7e8fd6fc-94b1-430e-a99f-4a1aa73a95ac.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Have you ever had a foot massage? If so, what did you like about it? <BR> <BR> <em>102</em> I really enjoy having my feet massaged. My daughter and I often do it for each other. I like to get my massage last because I find it so relaxing sometimes I go to sleep. : ) Fri, 4 Aug 2017 05:18:04 EST QOD: 8/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67285094 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/19058318-7f6e-4879-96dd-c6cf091a904a.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> If you eat nuts what is your favorite kind, and how do you like to serve them? <BR> <BR> <em>493</em> We grow hazelnuts nearby so I have always enjoyed them roasted. They are good in salads and of course, in chocolate! Thu, 3 Aug 2017 05:44:29 EST AUGUST A&I TEAM BIRTHDAYS AND NEWS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67276270 Below are the ASPIRE &amp; INSPIRE members who are celebrating their birthdays this month. Let’s see the A&amp;I Team Spirit <em>321</em> and visit their page to wish them a <em>383</em> ! <BR> <BR> <em>227</em> <em>303</em> NOTE: DON’T POST A REPLY. Instead, give them a goody or post a comment on their page. <BR> <BR> <BR> 8 ~ AUGUST <BR> <BR> 11 — CATHYGETSFIT— <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=CA<BR>THYGETSFIT </link> <BR> 15 — MOMMY445— <link>www.sparkpeople.com/my... Tue, 1 Aug 2017 17:24:36 EST QOD: 8/1-2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67271896 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/fa1f8a08-0a23-4396-b465-47605d880d01.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Wednesday is National Coloring Book Day. Here is a link for more information: <link>www.coloringbookday.com/ </link> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you have ideas about how to celebrate? Do you have any of your coloring or other art/craft you want to share with us? <BR> <BR> <em>268</em> I like coloring - I had planned to go to a coloring party - but our temps zoomed sky high - it wi... Tue, 1 Aug 2017 03:38:44 EST AUGUST SUNSHINE Goodie, Goodie Challenge Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x67271825 <em>67</em> Welcome to the August Sunshine Team <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f17cf43b-45f9-48af-a38d-c3f541b78c84.gif"> <BR> <BR> Allow me to introduce Little Miss Sunshine. She's a good listener and likes to hear all about how you are doing. She will cheer you on with your goals so be sure to let her know what you are working on. <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> May your August be blessed with sunny smiles and joyful days. <em>247</em> Tue, 1 Aug 2017 02:21:56 EST QOD: 7/29-31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67254169 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ffd1c040-cc79-4727-879c-a64c1049240c.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Let's think of as many positive/encouraging words or phrases that start with the letter A. How about posting one word at a time - but you can post as often as you like. <BR> <BR> <em>30</em> Accepted Sat, 29 Jul 2017 03:49:00 EST QOD: 7/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67251352 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/db56d4c4-9712-4323-843c-42fadc6437b6.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you use salad dressings? What kinds do you prefer? Have you ever made your own? <BR> <BR> <em>789</em> I like raspberry viniagrette. My go-to for salad is a squeeze of fresh lemon - I like the way it brings out the flavor of veggies. Fri, 28 Jul 2017 15:26:17 EST QOD: 7/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67241964 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c52ae965-10f9-4603-b91b-56208e1c9f51.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What freggies are you eating today? <BR> <BR> <em>778</em> Our local marionberries are ripe so that's at the top of my list. Also a big green salad with lots of veggies and an avocado. Thu, 27 Jul 2017 03:36:02 EST QOD: 7/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67235807 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/99ef373a-e996-4eae-b5a4-3cdbaa8db667.png"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What are some memories you have of your aunts and uncles? <BR> <BR> <em>436</em> Mine were "Great" Aunts and Uncles - both of my parents had no siblings. I remember visiting the farm of my Great Uncle John and Aunt Ruby. They had orchards and kept bees. I thought the hives were really cool. Wed, 26 Jul 2017 03:52:38 EST QOD: 7/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67229685 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/14fcd752-a24e-4a4c-a04f-6b2dd44c0fca.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What types of things to you tend to forget? <BR> <BR> <em>40</em> Well, first of all - I forgot to post the QOD for yesterday <em>198</em> <BR> so this question is really grist for my own mill. LOL <BR> <BR> I tend to be more likely to forget everyday things - like when I say to myself, "Take your morning meds".. Once I've said it - it's like I've already don... Tue, 25 Jul 2017 04:08:30 EST QOD: 7/22-23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67215003 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6be34f12-4eca-408d-810f-134d199e5ede.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Have you traveled by train? Do you remember your first train trip? Where did you go? <BR> <BR> <em>534</em> My grandparents lived in Tacoma, Washington when I was growing up. I would go on the train (from Portland, OR) to spend a few weeks with them in the summer. It's been a long time since I've gone anywhere by train but I may be going to Seattle for a conference in A... Sat, 22 Jul 2017 13:17:37 EST QOD: 7/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67210021 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1157f90e-9cb7-4cb8-8c3a-c3abef7cddbb.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Have you ever kept a journal or a diary? Do you keep one now? <BR> <BR> <em>387</em> I started seriously keeping a journal over 30 years ago. You would guess that with a user name like CJWordplay that I like to write, but it isn't always easy to keep going with it.. Now I write more on my computer than in an actual book. Although -- I just received a coloring journal w... Fri, 21 Jul 2017 13:46:28 EST QOD: 7/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67201119 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/34e953e1-5f06-42f0-b128-ed293b137dba.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you barbecue? If so, what types of food do you like to grill? <BR> <BR> <em>578</em> Barbecue used to be a big part of summer cooking for me. I don't do much anymore. But grilled veggies taste great. <em>758</em> Thu, 20 Jul 2017 05:00:56 EST QOD: 7/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67195018 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d27844b6-6092-4c45-837d-0ebabe1f71e0.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What is your wish for this Wednesday? <BR> <BR> <em>304</em> Time to notice and give thanks for little things - like butterflies. <em>88</em> Wed, 19 Jul 2017 03:27:04 EST QOD: 7/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67182987 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e292d73f-2ea4-4080-ab93-1058b5770043.gif"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Have you seen the Google start page today? It has a fun game you can play honoring the women's cricket competition. Did you play the game? <BR> <BR> <em>60</em> This game is really fun. I didn't know how to do it at first, but then I started clicking and ended up hitting the ball out of the park. <em>244</em> Mon, 17 Jul 2017 04:00:13 EST QOD: 7/15-16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67173986 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9db3c51d-ffe5-4cde-a6d9-af79b8d16643.png"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What museums/monuments/gardens do you enjoy visiting? You can post as often as you like. <BR> <BR> <em>268</em> The San Francisco Legion of Honor Fine Arts Museum is a favorite of mine. I have a friend living in SF so we usually go whenever I visit. They have lots of Rodin sculptures. It's so cool to be able to walk all around them - rather than see them in a flat pict... Sat, 15 Jul 2017 14:31:07 EST QOD: 7/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67165322 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e8db819f-e09c-45bf-91a1-520a0f5dc85f.jpg"> <BR> Celebrating France's Independence Day. <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> In what way(s) do you connect with France? Do you speak French, have French ancestry or friends, enjoy French cuisine? <BR> <BR> <em>712</em> I have always wanted to visit France (sigh) but the next best for me is going to a wonderful boulangerie called St. Honore. Everything is homemade and it's a great place to meet up with... Fri, 14 Jul 2017 04:03:18 EST QOD: 7/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67161399 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d054307c-52d8-4a9a-b52a-52076a6e46ed.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> In what ways have you tried to simplify your life, your environment? <BR> <BR> <em>203</em> I use my libraries to borrow books and dvd's so I don't need to buy them. I've reduced the space I need to store my books by giving the ones I don't use to a senior center. We just had a garage sale and got rid of lots of "STUFF". Simplify may become my new mantra. Thu, 13 Jul 2017 12:00:02 EST QOD: 7/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67152321 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1fdf910c-5bd2-499e-9f4d-8babbe84c9c3.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What is a childhood memory when you were just having fun? <BR> <BR> <em>30</em> In elementary school girls wore dresses with sashes that tied in the back. We used the sashes like reins as we galloped like horses. It was such fun to run together- but our moms didn't like having to resew the ties when we pulled so hard they ripped out. <em>198</em> Wed, 12 Jul 2017 03:50:10 EST QOD: 7/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67145889 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/883303f6-1f29-4279-828b-d9eb8879d36c.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you have a pet picture to share? <BR> <BR> <em>30</em> We enjoyed our special friend, Winston. This sweet little chinchilla blessed our lives for more than 20 years. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c957b3ff-b418-4e3d-9a64-fc29e1ed2545.jpg"> Tue, 11 Jul 2017 03:11:15 EST QOD: 7/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67125347 <em>347</em> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Did you know that Spark Team Bonus Points are back? How many did you spin for our team? <BR> <BR> <em>593</em> Team Points today = 10 <em>224</em> <BR> Fri, 7 Jul 2017 16:19:59 EST QOD: 7/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67125340 <em>347</em> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Did you know that Spark Team Bonus Points are back? How many did you spin for our team? <BR> <BR> <em>593</em> Team Points today = 10 <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> Here's the link: <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/s a_team_bonus_points.asp </link> <BR> The link to this page is on the SparkPoints main page in the Community section. <BR> Fri, 7 Jul 2017 16:19:07 EST QOD: 7/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67115914 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/17fadd84-d089-4caa-a62e-5b44f3e2cdf9.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Has someone recommended a book to you? If you read it, what was your experience? <BR> <BR> <em>149</em> Some of my all time favorite books have been recommended to me. And I pass on the good reads to others. One of the most life-changing was by Brene Brown - called "The Gift of Imperfection". She has a powerful and positive message to share - about how to become real... Thu, 6 Jul 2017 03:56:12 EST QOD: 7/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67112510 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3f385c1d-fc12-4bbb-9bae-ed641e9570eb.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Did you know that graham crackers were originally made with whole wheat? If you eat them, what are some of the ways? <BR> <BR> <em>466</em> When I was in Kindergarten our snack was milk and graham crackers. My grandma would frost them and add sprinkles or candies for holiday treats. I rarely eat them now because of the gluten - but I have fond memories of making s'mores... Wed, 5 Jul 2017 13:45:59 EST JULY A&I TEAM BIRTHDAYS AND NEWS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67101140 Below are the A&amp;I members who are celebrating <em>236</em> their birthdays this month. Show your A&amp;I Team Spirit <em>321</em> <em>215</em> by visiting their page to wish them a <em>383</em> ! <BR> <em>227</em> <em>303</em> DON’T POST A REPLY. Instead, give them a goody or post a comment on their page. <BR> <BR> 5 — N03XCU535 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=N0<BR>3XCU535 </link> <BR> 8 — GUISBROGAL - <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=GU<BR>ISBROGAL... Mon, 3 Jul 2017 15:22:49 EST QOD: 7/2-4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67091806 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/cceb00a8-354d-4a26-a19a-e45ac5c05d0b.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> This is a holiday week-end in the US and Canada. How will you celebrate? Is a picnic part of your celebration? <BR> <BR> <em>191</em> When I was young we always went to grandma's house. There was a town parade, and a picnic at the community park, then fireworks at night. I can still taste Grandma's homemade lemonade. Now there are lots of activities in the Portland are... Sun, 2 Jul 2017 03:49:55 EST QOD: 7/1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67085361 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c0826bc5-efa2-4e52-83e7-55f9e607627b.png"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> July is Culinary Arts month -- do you have a recipe you want to try out this month? <BR> <BR> <em>490</em> I want to try some new ways with eggs (besides scrambled). Anyone have an eggs and veggies bake type recipe? Sat, 1 Jul 2017 04:44:21 EST JULY STARS Goodie, Goodie Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x67079853 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/149d7301-8d3a-44b0-b625-f35946132235.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Welcome to our July Stars Goodie, Goodie Challenge <BR> <BR> All you need to do choose a goal and check-in as often as you like -- letting us know of your progress. Feel free share how you are doing and encourage your teammates. <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> Fri, 30 Jun 2017 05:15:28 EST QOD: 6/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67079828 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7069b581-bc39-4c89-af09-294f6a5095ed.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Are there any old tv programs you enjoy watching? <BR> <BR> <em>272</em> I enjoy the old Perry Mason shows and Alfred Hitchcock Presents. My daughter likes watching The Mary Tyler Moore Show. And we both enjoy classic movies. Fri, 30 Jun 2017 04:44:52 EST QOD: 6/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67073793 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ef2e08f5-403f-460c-bdb8-cb1b1f9bb24d.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you use exercise machines or equipment? What kinds do you like? <BR> <BR> <em>314</em> My favorite is the elliptical. I also use a treadmill and Exercycle. Thu, 29 Jun 2017 04:04:49 EST QOD: 6/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67067930 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/23c282ad-34a1-4a1a-9647-69f4594bc3ee.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> If you could eat only one kind of berry, which would you choose? <BR> <BR> <em>778</em> My all time favorites are Marionberries. But if those weren't available I think I would choose strawberries. <em>45</em> Wed, 28 Jun 2017 04:48:31 EST QOD: 6/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67061645 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5b1599d3-f7c6-452a-b651-d4aa66a82e87.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you wear sunglasses? If so, what style do you prefer? <BR> <BR> <em>463</em> My sunglasses have black frames and they completely cover my prescription glasses. They even cover part of the sides. I like these because they help prevent migraines which are provoked in strong sunlight. Plus -- they look cool! : ) <BR> <BR> Here is a link to some fun photos about wearin... Tue, 27 Jun 2017 03:51:54 EST QOD: 6/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67055561 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/21c0a673-6fde-4971-8d23-958d15485028.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What progress have you noticed? <BR> <BR> <em>403</em> I have become much more consistent with daily stretching - like yoga and tai chi. I've learned how much better I feel when I include stretching so that is a big incentive. Mon, 26 Jun 2017 03:16:40 EST QOD: 6/23-24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67038649 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a043b974-5051-469b-9900-da3475aa8cbb.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What is the forecast high temperature in your area? <BR> <BR> <em>259</em> Next 2-3 days 100 degrees - very hot for Pacific NW. And this is the week-end our block is having a neighborhood garage sale. <em>198</em> Fri, 23 Jun 2017 04:42:20 EST QOD: 6/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67032674 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f83670aa-8b50-4278-883e-92be10dd6ca4.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What is something that lifts your spirits? <BR> <BR> <em>335</em> I like music and there are some songs and cd's that are associated with happy times. The music brings back those memories and I find myself relaxing and feeling hopeful. Thu, 22 Jun 2017 04:15:52 EST QOD: 6/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67026868 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/cee9a76d-a0d1-404c-9575-56c932c2fa41.jpg"> <BR> Yay! Summer has arrived! <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What will you do for fun this summer? <BR> <BR> <em>237</em> I'm hoping to be able to get back into the pool. The water feels so good. <em>569</em> Wed, 21 Jun 2017 03:45:21 EST QOD: 6/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67015259 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9a700150-8e93-44c7-8de0-5c8d693567c5.png"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What is something you would like us to know about you? <BR> <BR> <em>276</em> I used to teach beginning guitar to middle school students. What fun. But I did get tired of tuning so many guitars everyday. Mon, 19 Jun 2017 03:32:10 EST QOD: 6/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67010231 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/11b9092b-48bb-4902-aac9-8e00fbdd0544.png"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you go to a Farmer's Market for fresh fruits and vegetables? What are your June favorites? <BR> <BR> <em>373</em> I'm lucky to have several Farmer's Markets nearby. June is the time for fresh green beans - yum. Along with berries of all kinds, the melons are beginning. I like Tuscan and sugar kiss especially. And all the lettuces - it's salad time. <em>550</em> Sun, 18 Jun 2017 05:25:22 EST QOD: 6/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66999030 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/52e8292b-9b8b-4666-9ca4-c7bd4ec6734f.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What are your favorite colors to wear? <BR> <BR> <em>346</em> I prefer black as my base and then add jewel tones such as sapphire, cranberry, fuchsia, deep purple. Yes! Fri, 16 Jun 2017 03:58:16 EST QOD: 6/14/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66987477 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/bdb9897b-c6e3-404a-a432-5a26e8ceede6.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Have you tried seated yoga? If you try this Mountain Pose, how did it go? Do you like it? <BR> <BR> <em>135</em> I like doing yoga. This mountain pose feels good after sitting at the computer for a while. It doesn't take long, but it helps me stretch and relax my neck and shoulders. Wed, 14 Jun 2017 04:20:08 EST QOD: 6/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66975710 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6ab6f023-e6ac-4875-a6e5-7ab0d695dcea.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What is one thing you do to help yourself "thrive"? <BR> <BR> <em>268</em> I find new things to learn. I've been doing art and crafty things and I'm taking an online course in grant writing. I like the challenge. I don't know about how much "style" is involved in my efforts - but there is definitely a LOT of humor. LOL Mon, 12 Jun 2017 04:54:10 EST June Roses Goodie, Goodie Challenge Week Two http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66965078 <em>146</em> JUNE ROSES GOODIE, GOODIE CHALLENGE <em>214</em> <BR> <BR> WEEK TWO: FRIDAY, JUNE 9 — THURSDAY, JUNE 16 <BR> <BR> PART 1 — Chat Room <BR> Check-in to the Chat Room as often as you like to share what is going on in your life as well as give and receive support, encouragement, motivation, advice and friendship with each of your teammates. Post at least 3 days this week and get a GOODIE SURPRISE. <BR> <BR> PART 2 - Goal Setting/Activity <BR> Choose your own goal. Do you wa... Sat, 10 Jun 2017 03:37:18 EST QOD: 6/9-11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66962603 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/426d3999-7fb2-45a3-aef5-10105fabfdd3.png"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> When is school out for the summer where you live? Do you remember end of the year school activities from when you were growing up? <BR> <BR> <em>150</em> Most of the schools in Oregon are out this week. I remember going to the Jr. Rose Parade when I was in grade school. We dressed up in costume and decorated our bikes and went with the school band. Anyone could partici... Fri, 9 Jun 2017 14:30:53 EST QOD: 6/8/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66953719 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a05ca276-cccc-4a48-bfaa-ba83a20d2455.png"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Did/do you have a best friend? What kinds of things have you enjoyed together? <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> I met my best friend in college choir and found we liked the same kinds of music. She introduced me to the ballet. We like going to art museums, plays and concerts. When I visit her we often travel down the California coast. Aaahh - Big Sur. Thu, 8 Jun 2017 03:16:05 EST JUNE A&I TEAM BIRTHDAYS & NEWS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66951553 Below are the A&amp;I members who are celebrating <em>236</em> their birthdays this month. Show your A&amp;I Team Spirit <em>321</em> <em>215</em> by visiting their page to wish them a <em>383</em> ! <BR> <BR> <em>227</em> <em>303</em> DON’T POST A REPLY. Instead, give them a goody or post a comment on their page. <BR> <BR> JUNE </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> 8 — JUSTLLAMA <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=JU<BR>STLLAMA </link> <BR> 26 — PETALDEAR - <link>www.sparkp... Wed, 7 Jun 2017 17:37:25 EST QOD: 6/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66941474 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f11e6464-50f5-4691-8c4d-3dcf792748c1.gif"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Since joining Spark, what changes have you made in your health routine? <BR> <BR> <em>403</em> Stretching has become a daily part of my life. I've also found chair yoga and Tai Chi I can do - to help build strength and balance. Before Spark I had never done ST. Now I know I need it. (I don't always DO it, but I can tell when I don't!) <em>362</em> Tue, 6 Jun 2017 04:49:00 EST QOD: 6/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66935076 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/672ce802-2040-4263-91f0-7288c82cf80d.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Canada is hosting World Environment Day 2017 with the Theme: <BR> Connecting People to Nature – in the city and on the land, from the poles to the equator. <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> In what ways will you be connecting with nature this summer? <BR> <BR> <em>434</em> I walk in our nearby forests and parks. Love the trees and wildlife. We plan at least one trip to the coast to spend time... Mon, 5 Jun 2017 04:11:21 EST QOD: 6/3-4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66923711 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2b5d45e9-7b9a-4c64-b6ce-05e9c3863ec1.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> For National Repeat Day, let's REPEAT a popular QOD - Give a Goodie. <BR> Which goodie(s) will you give this week-end? Feel free to post as often as you like. <BR> <BR> <em>45</em> I know I'll give strawberries. Our local berries are ready so I'll share them. <BR> I'll have to think about other ones too. Sat, 3 Jun 2017 04:19:16 EST QOD: 6/2/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66917590 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/464eeca8-d1b2-498a-bac2-94b3fcc0bb92.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Will you be doing any gardening soon? If you don't garden now, have you done so in the past? <BR> <BR> <em>376</em> I always helped out with my grandparents gardens. I liked watering and picking all the fresh veggies and fruits better than weeding. When I was first married we had a big garden patch and grew corn, beans, peas, tomatoes, squash, and salad stuff. We also ... Fri, 2 Jun 2017 04:20:42 EST June Roses Goodie, Goodie Challenge Team List http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66915801 <em>214</em> YOUR TEAMMATES: <em>146</em> <BR> <BR> AMYBELLES <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=AM<BR>YBELLES </link> <BR> <BR> BARBIE176 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=BA<BR>RBIE176 </link> <BR> <BR> 1BLUEMAC <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=1B<BR>LUEMAC </link> <BR> <BR> CANDOK1260 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=CA<BR>NDOK1260 </link> <BR> <BR> CATLOVER110 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=CA<BR>TLOVER110 </link> <BR> <BR... Thu, 1 Jun 2017 20:23:59 EST JUNE ROSES GOODIE, GOODIE CHAT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66915608 <em>214</em> JUNE ROSES GOODIE, GOODIE CHALLENGE <em>146</em> <BR> <BR> WEEK ONE: FRIDAY, JUNE 2 — THURSDAY, JUNE 9 <BR> <BR> PART 1 — Chat Room <BR> Check-in to the Chat Room as often as you like to share what is going on in your life as well as give and receive support, encouragement, motivation, advice and friendship with each of your teammates. Post at least 3 days this week and get a GOODIE SURPRISE. <BR> <BR> PART 2 - Goal Setting/Activity <BR> Choose your own goal. Do you w... Thu, 1 Jun 2017 19:37:08 EST June Roses Goodie, Goodie Challenge Week One http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66915598 <em>214</em> JUNE ROSES GOODIE, GOODIE CHALLENGE <em>146</em> <BR> <BR> WEEK ONE: FRIDAY, JUNE 2 — THURSDAY, JUNE 9 <BR> <BR> PART 1 — Chat Room <BR> Check-in to the Chat Room as often as you like to share what is going on in your life as well as give and receive support, encouragement, motivation, advice and friendship with each of your teammates. Post at least 3 days this week and get a GOODIE SURPRISE. <BR> <BR> PART 2 - Goal Setting/Activity <BR> Choose your own goal. Do you w... Thu, 1 Jun 2017 19:33:43 EST QOD: 6/1/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66910793 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/db88e523-6a17-4720-b08b-3b2f4729ee83.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It's the beginning of June. <BR> <em>38</em> Do you have a special memory from the month of June? <BR> <BR> <em>375</em> June has always meant the end of school. When I was teaching I REALLY looked forward to June. LOL The other memory of June is strawberry season - picking them fresh off the vine. yum. <em>45</em> Thu, 1 Jun 2017 03:40:37 EST QOD: 5/31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66904626 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b66c94bf-6cd9-4f42-8eb2-4a45c00cabba.png"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What will you do to celebrate Senior Health and Fitness Day? <BR> <BR> <em>362</em> I will focus on Strength Training today. And go for acupuncture. <em>244</em> Wed, 31 May 2017 04:31:21 EST QOD: 5/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66898169 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/20ba128a-0db0-458a-ab67-c2eb8689e9e6.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Have you ever roller skated? Where did you skate? What kind of skates did you wear? <BR> <BR> <em>571</em> My first skates were the kind you fitted onto your shoes with a skate key. We skated all over the neighbor hood. We had a wonderful skating rink at Oaks Park (it still exists). I loved the overhead Wurlitzer organ playing. What a treat skating beneath it. <BR>... Tue, 30 May 2017 05:13:46 EST Summer Goodie, Goodie Challenge Sign-up http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18195x31050x66892318 <em>595</em> Please let us know that you want to participate in our new summer challenge by replying to this post. It helps if you can sign-up by June 1st. But you can join us anytime. We're happy to hear from you. <BR> <BR> FYI: This is the basic format for each week: <BR> <BR> PART 1 — Chat Room <BR> Check-in to the Chat Room as often as you like to share what is going on in your life as well as give and receive support, encouragement, motivation, advice and friendship with each o... Mon, 29 May 2017 02:33:07 EST QOD: 5/26-29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66879131 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/efee7a07-18bb-4b59-8807-ae73922ab5a4.png"> <BR> <BR> Memorial Day, a United States Federal holiday, is observed each year on the last Monday in May. This day is in honor and remembrance of all men and woman who have died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. <BR> <BR> Memorial Day is also a day to remember all loved ones that have passed away. <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What do you remember about Memorial Day celebrations? If you... Fri, 26 May 2017 17:32:46 EST QOD: 5/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66863537 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a42121a1-5bb1-43dd-a504-401195447f75.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you have a brother(s) or people who are "like a brother" to you? <BR> <BR> <em>567</em> I have no biological brothers, but I have known several "just like a brother" friends. Such a blessing to know people who "adopted" me into their family circle. One likes to scuba dive and another is a super skier <em>329</em> Wed, 24 May 2017 05:07:53 EST QOD: 5/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66857277 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7bbe9f3c-9e5a-4c1d-bfe2-62eb5c50930a.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Have you ever taken an online class? What did you study? <BR> <BR> <em>387</em> Yes I've taken online courses. I have access to free study with Gale Courses through one of my libraries. So far I have taken 2 creative writing classes, a grant-writing course, and math. Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month. The best part is meeting people from all o... Tue, 23 May 2017 03:17:49 EST QOD: 5/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66851013 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/31d56403-2e2d-44d3-a148-28164ceb5b47.gif"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What helps you wake up in the morning? <BR> <BR> <em>128</em> I have an alarm clock and use my phone as a back-up. I NEED a back-up because I like the musical tone on my alarm and often sleep through it. When this first happened I thought there was something wrong with my clock. LOL <em>102</em> Mon, 22 May 2017 04:40:12 EST QOD: 5/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66851010 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/31d56403-2e2d-44d3-a148-28164ceb5b47.gif"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What helps you wake up in the morning? <BR> <BR> <em>128</em> I have an alarm clock and use my phone as a back-up. I NEED a back-up because I like the musical tone on my alarm and often sleep through it. When this first happened I thought there was something wrong with my clock. LOL <em>102</em> Mon, 22 May 2017 04:38:46 EST THE WEEKLY QUESTION MAY 20th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66843185 <em>38</em> <BR> If you were a fruit or veg what would be? Sat, 20 May 2017 17:24:03 EST QOD: 5/20-21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66839954 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/62e85bbb-4f2b-43ec-9c67-dd66e6a8215e.png"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> If you swim, how did you learn? What kinds of in-the-water activities do you enjoy? <BR> <BR> <em>237</em> I took lessons when I was 8 at a local pool. I liked the water, but it took me a while to get comfortable in the deep end. Now I like deep water exercise. There are many movements I can do in the water that I have trouble with on land. My body likes a warmer pool ... Sat, 20 May 2017 04:28:24 EST QOD: 5/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66834108 Do you have houseplants? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/fcaee6df-f519-42c3-8756-c671d1383066.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I used to have a lot when we lived in Colorado. Currently though, the way our house is situated I don't get a lot of sunlight for plants. I only have one plant now and it's a Christmas Cactus (not the pic above). I <em>41</em> t doesn't require a lot of sunlight and not a lot of attention either so it's doing really well. <em>246</em> <em>434</em>... Fri, 19 May 2017 02:32:15 EST QOD: 5/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66834053 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d8836965-0dc9-40ab-ace0-eb3c4c34bdaf.png"> <BR> <BR> "Researchers in New Zealand recently conducted a study that showed that multiple, brief portions of exercise in a single day—“exercise snacks,” the researchers dubbed them—may control blood sugar better than a single, continuous workout. The study was conducted on men and women with insulin resistance, a common precursor of Type 2 diabetes. Though, the news is relevant to anyone who wants to... Fri, 19 May 2017 02:07:08 EST QOD: 5/17/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66822852 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d5fbf20e-f701-4ca1-bcd3-c0fff2a4c346.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you follow any cartoonists? <BR> <BR> <em>338</em> My all time favorite is Peanuts. A current cartoon I like is Pearls Before Swine (among others) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f09716b7-bb3a-4968-bd5a-0d73306cb356.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Wed, 17 May 2017 04:25:54 EST QOD: 5/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66816989 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0e212e70-3a5f-486d-91c4-266fd5124f0a.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Are you or anyone in your family left-handed? <BR> <BR> <em>150</em> My mother was left-handed, but she learned to write with her right hand (to please her teacher). My husband was also left-handed. My daughter writes with her right hand but tends to be ambidextrous in most things. Tue, 16 May 2017 03:17:06 EST QOD: 5/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66810905 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8b947c4c-17c9-4986-9897-967b6c12756b.png"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What is/was your favorite way to eat chocolate chips? <BR> <BR> <em>495</em> My grandma made fantastic chocolate chip cookies. Grandpa was a dairy farmer so they had REAL butter to use. Now I make flourless peanut butter chocolate chip cookies. They are best with Ghiradelli dark chocolate chips. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/404fcab6-eade-4... Mon, 15 May 2017 04:07:30 EST THE WEEKLY QUESTION MAY 13 th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66803206 <em>38</em> Are you a fan of ? <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/11e0543e-e607-4861-ad97-8d25d61e9605.jpg"> Sat, 13 May 2017 17:09:57 EST QOD: 5/13-14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66802958 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8de9129f-8605-4b85-8e97-fb3d0e9b7453.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What would you like to share about your mother, being a mother or grandmother? <BR> <BR> <em>251</em> Being a mother changed my life. I was given the most loving child and she has helped me become more loving myself. <em>220</em> Sat, 13 May 2017 16:07:51 EST QOD: 5/11-12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66792100 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6cef9931-ff7b-42bc-8392-13a95b3a394a.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Let's have a potluck. <BR> <em>38</em> What will you bring? (you can post as many times as you like) <BR> <BR> Grilled Asparagus with fresh lemon <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b7ddd8b2-7e63-4875-aee6-448fc23eddff.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Thu, 11 May 2017 17:14:01 EST QOD: 5/10/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66782259 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2e73dde7-814d-469e-bc65-1fd7193552d7.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Have you ever had a home permanent? Did you give it to yourself? <BR> <BR> <em>204</em> As a child my mom gave my sister and I home permanents. The style was for curly hair. And yes, she used Toni. I just remember how stinky they were. I haven't had one since then. Wed, 10 May 2017 04:50:49 EST QOD: 5/9/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66776321 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/41be152a-3df4-46aa-bd65-11009ac14ff4.gif"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What is something you learned from a favorite teacher? <BR> <BR> <em>541</em> A neighbor lady taught me how to sew clothes for myself. She invited me over to watch while she was tailoring and helped me learn how to adjust a pattern to fit. I don't think she ever taught in a classroom but she was an important teacher for me. Tue, 9 May 2017 04:41:52 EST THE WEEKLY QUESTION MAY 7 th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66767241 After all these years and I know for some of us it is quite a few do you still track EVERYTHING every day? Sun, 7 May 2017 14:36:46 EST QOD: 5/7-8/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66764408 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5aef796b-e323-4c56-bc09-0225173b48de.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What is something you love about yourself? <BR> <BR> <em>224</em> My ability to find joy and celebrate it. <em>236</em> Sun, 7 May 2017 05:20:25 EST QOD: 5/6/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66758640 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/23bd9c4d-da3c-4a17-99d3-badd517f7b14.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What time did the sun go down where you live? <BR> <BR> <em>31</em> The official time was 8:24 pm PDT. I live just north of the 45th parallel which means we are 1/2 way between the equator and the North Pole. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/797f2425-8d6b-4024-8d81-2234c6bb761e.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e24a0b66... Sat, 6 May 2017 04:34:58 EST QOD: 5/5/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66752489 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/531ac0d7-ad4c-4a16-8db3-6b14f65fe17c.gif"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> How will you remember Cinco de Mayo? Are there community activities, foods, music, or . . .? <BR> <BR> <em>267</em> I'm making my garden chili - not exactly authentic, but tasty with tons of veggies. There is a huge celebration along the Willamette River Waterfront Park, but that may be a bit much for me right now. Fri, 5 May 2017 04:20:58 EST QOD: 5/4/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66746710 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b68050e8-e758-4db6-a9f6-3c03955ab146.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you wear earrings? If so, what kind are you wearing today? <BR> <BR> <em>595</em> I enjoy wearing earrings. One of my favorite designers is Holly Yashi. I have little kitties like these: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/665fef8e-a33d-4094-b117-da31e050374f.jpg"> Thu, 4 May 2017 04:53:05 EST QOD: 5/3/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66739900 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/40e9e74f-1b2f-468b-a375-3a7bb6a81b20.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Are you able to give wearing shoes of different colors a try? Which colors would you choose? <BR> <BR> <em>331</em> Well this is certainly a day to have fun with!! I actually have the same shoes in different colors (because they are comfortable). So I will be wearing one navy shoe and one turquoise shoe. At least around the house. LOL Wed, 3 May 2017 01:15:27 EST ???? MAY BSG CHALLENGE ???? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18195x31050x66732946 QUESTIONS ABOUT THE MAY BSG CHALLENGE <BR> <BR> Post any questions about the MAY BSG CHALLENGE here if you can't get your question answered in your team's chat and I or one of your other Team Leaders will post a reply as soon as possible! <BR> <BR> Do not send your question via spark-mail! Others may have the same question, so by posting your question here it will help everyone. <BR> <BR> Tue, 2 May 2017 00:17:02 EST MAY BSG TEAMS & MEMBERS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18195x31050x66732937 MAY BSG TEAMS &amp; LINKS TO MEMBERS' PAGES <BR> <BR> <em>88</em> Beautiful Butterflies <BR> <BR> Example: <BR> <BR> CJWORDPLAY <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=CJ<BR>WORDPLAY </link> <BR> <BR> AMYBELLES <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=AM<BR>YBELLES </link> <BR> <BR> CATLOVER110 <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=CA<BR>TLOVER110 </link> <BR> <BR> CATHYSFITLIFE <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> TEAM SPARK MAIL... Tue, 2 May 2017 00:14:01 EST WEEK 1 — Beautiful Butterflies May BSG Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66732926 WEEK 1 — Beautiful Butterflies May BSG Team <BR> <BR> REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> NOTE: Week One has more BONUS POINTS than the other weeks will. <BR> <BR> NOTE ABOUT BONUS A — ADDING YOUR NAME TO YOUR SIGNATURE LINE: If we’re going to be friends and suppo... Tue, 2 May 2017 00:09:52 EST WEEK 1 — Lovely Ladybugs May BSG Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66732922 WEEK 1 — Lovely Ladybugs May BSG Team <BR> <BR> REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> NOTE: Week One has more BONUS POINTS than the other weeks will. <BR> <BR> NOTE ABOUT BONUS A — ADDING YOUR NAME TO YOUR SIGNATURE LINE: If we’re going to be friends and support eac... Tue, 2 May 2017 00:09:08 EST WEEK 2 — Beautiful Butterflies May BSG Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66732918 WEEK 2 — Beautiful Butterflies May BSG Team <BR> <BR> <BR> REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>67</em> MAY FOCUS: SPEND SOME TIME OUTDOORS <em>126</em> <BR> May Flowers!! All those positive thoughts from last month has brought on thoughts of all the... Tue, 2 May 2017 00:08:01 EST WEEK 2 — Team Lovely Ladybugs May BSG Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66732914 WEEK 2 — Team Lovely Ladybugs May BSG Team <BR> <BR> <BR> REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>67</em> MAY FOCUS: SPEND SOME TIME OUTDOORS <em>126</em> <BR> May Flowers!! All those positive thoughts from last month has brought on thoughts of all the ... Tue, 2 May 2017 00:07:15 EST WEEK 3 — Beautiful Butterflies May BSG Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66732909 WEEK 3 — Beautiful Butterflies May BSG Team <BR> <BR> REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <em>67</em> MAY FOCUS: SPEND SOME TIME OUTDOORS <em>126</em> <BR> May Flowers!! All those positive thoughts from last month has brought on thoughts of all the beautiful t... Tue, 2 May 2017 00:05:53 EST WEEK 3 — Lovely Ladybugs May BSG Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66732899 WEEK 3 — Lovely Ladybugs May BSG Team <BR> <BR> REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <em>67</em> MAY FOCUS: SPEND SOME TIME OUTDOORS <em>126</em> <BR> May Flowers!! All those positive thoughts from last month has brought on thoughts of all the beautiful things ... Tue, 2 May 2017 00:04:53 EST Week 4 - Lovely Ladybugs May BSG Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66732883 WEEK 4 — Lovely Ladybugs May BSG Team <BR> <BR> REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>67</em> MAY FOCUS: SPEND SOME TIME OUTDOORS <em>126</em> <BR> May Flowers!! All those positive thoughts from last month has brought on thoughts of all the beautiful t... Tue, 2 May 2017 00:00:39 EST Week 4 - Beautiful Butterflies BSG Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66732876 WEEK 4 — Beautiful Butterflies May BSG Team <BR> <BR> REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>67</em> MAY FOCUS: SPEND SOME TIME OUTDOORS <em>126</em> <BR> May Flowers!! All those positive thoughts from last month has brought on thoughts of all the beaut... Mon, 1 May 2017 23:59:40 EST LOVELY LADYBUGS MAY BSG CHAT ROOM http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66732839 Lovely ladybugs MAY BSG CHAT ROOM <BR> <BR> Welcome Lovely ladybugs to your chat room! <BR> <BR> <em>67</em> MAY FOCUS: SPEND SOME TIME OUTDOORS <em>126</em> <BR> May Flowers!! All those positive thoughts from last month has brought on thoughts of all the beautiful things of the world. Spend sometime outside to soak in those rays and see all the beauty. <BR> <BR> Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. <BR> HELPFUL TIP: A little trick I learned tha... Mon, 1 May 2017 23:54:12 EST BEAUTIFUL BUTTERFLIES MAY BSG CHAT ROOM http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66732822 Beautiful Butterflies MAY BSG CHAT ROOM <BR> <BR> Welcome Beautiful Butterflies to your chat room! <BR> <BR> <em>67</em> MAY FOCUS: SPEND SOME TIME OUTDOORS <em>126</em> <BR> May Flowers!! All those positive thoughts from last month has brought on thoughts of all the beautiful things of the world. Spend sometime outside to soak in those rays and see all the beauty. <BR> <BR> Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. <BR> HELPFUL TIP: A little trick I ... Mon, 1 May 2017 23:51:48 EST MAY A&I TEAM BIRTHDAYS AND NEWS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66732145 Below are the A&amp;I members who are celebrating <em>236</em> their birthdays this month. Show your A&amp;I Team Spirit <em>321</em> <em>215</em> by visiting their page to wish them a <em>383</em> ! <BR> <em>227</em> <em>303</em> DON’T POST A REPLY. Instead, give them a goody or post a comment on their page. <BR> <BR> <BR> MAY <BR> <BR> 11-Barbie176(Barbie) <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=BA<BR>RBIE176 </link> Mon, 1 May 2017 22:01:00 EST QOD: 5/1/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66726363 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8a202478-d79f-4d51-abbc-f58eefc88ed8.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Will you send May flowers today? Perhaps a flower goodie? <BR> <BR> <em>184</em> I love giving May flowers. When I was a child our lilacs were in bloom so we made wrappers out of paper doilies and filled them with lilacs for our neighbors. I don't have lilacs now, but my pink camellias are gorgeous. It's nice to share. Mon, 1 May 2017 03:46:08 EST QOD: 4/29-30/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66715003 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/46c5cd02-8e03-41a6-9a05-0e978ade8273.png"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What is something for which you give thanks? You can post as many times as you like. <BR> <BR> <em>304</em> Today I am especially thankful that I live where we have plentiful water. Water to support our forests and farms and fishes and wildlife. Water enough to drink and have a shower and fill our swimming pools (as well as our rivers and lakes). Water to make the na... Sat, 29 Apr 2017 05:13:08 EST QOD: 4/28/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66708530 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a9229ab4-51fb-44fe-b722-396b988d9705.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you have trees in your yard or neighborhood? What kinds? <BR> <BR> <em>434</em> I have 3 fir trees, a holly, and a dogwood in my yard. Our neighborhood has lots of evergreens, magnolias and those ornamental cherry trees with pink blossoms. Fri, 28 Apr 2017 04:57:11 EST QOD: 4/27/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66704730 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/bd9140f6-8a46-466a-a5be-809a8368fd8a.png"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you have a favorite story in your family? You can post more than one. <BR> <BR> <em>79</em> My daughter always wants to hear the story of her birth. We call it the "Pink Blankie" story because it ends with, "and they wrapped you in a pink blankie because you were a girl". (She still has a pink blankie, by the way.) Thu, 27 Apr 2017 11:56:26 EST QOD: 4/26/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66695902 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/35dc296d-1e24-4fd0-b60a-74c1ec100187.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you eat bread? What types do you prefer? <BR> <BR> <em>4</em> I love whole grain breads - in fact I learned to bake bread in the 60's because there weren't many healthy options then. Now, when I have bread, I eat mainly wheat/gluten free types. My body seems to do better that way. Wed, 26 Apr 2017 04:23:41 EST SIGNUP FOR THE MAY 2017 BSG CHALLENGES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18195x31050x66695584 Sign-Up FOR THE MAY BSG Challenge <BR> <BR> MAY BUDDY SUPPORT GROUP (BSG) CHALLENGE! <BR> <BR> It’s time to sign up for the MAY BUDDY SUPPORT GROUP (BSG) CHALLENGE! <BR> <BR> If you’re not familiar with what a “BUDDY SUPPORT GROUP CHALLENGE” is, visit the following thread: <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes<BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x532<BR>00305 </link> <BR> <BR> BUDDY SUPPORT GROUP (BSG) TEAM CAPTAIN INFORMATION <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/t... Wed, 26 Apr 2017 01:07:16 EST QOD: 4/25/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66689833 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a709a555-92c8-418b-b2cd-6a25b065a59a.gif"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What is your favorite lazy day outfit? <BR> <BR> <em>185</em> I have the softest black knit pants - I don't know what I'll do when they wear out - they don't make them anymore. My blue/green tie-dye shirt feels best. I feel like I'm still in my jammies but if someone comes to the door I look okay. Tue, 25 Apr 2017 05:38:28 EST THE W EEKLY QUESTION APRIL 23 rd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66686405 <em>38</em> <BR> what is your favourite baked potato filling?: <BR> what is your favourite sandwich filling and what type of bread Mon, 24 Apr 2017 15:09:25 EST QOD: 4/24/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66682575 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ab3ced03-7182-4213-977f-1ee548de21e1.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What kinds of birds are you seeing where you live? <BR> <BR> <em>575</em> So far this spring I have seen robins and hummingbirds and blue jays. We also get chickadees but I haven't seen any yet. Mon, 24 Apr 2017 01:48:44 EST QOD: 04/23/2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66679948 Happy Birthday William Shakespeare! Do you have a favorite Shakespeare play? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/eb075205-2b57-4490-b127-187fc10e8545.jpg"> <BR> <BR> That's a hard one for me because I like both Macbeth and A Midsummer Night's Dream Sun, 23 Apr 2017 16:03:07 EST QOD: 4/19-22/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66651572 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/85848540-4c5d-41c5-8cad-75551072a771.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Earth Day is approaching? Does your community sponsor Earth Day projects? What have you done (or what will you do) to promote Earth Day? <BR> <BR> <em>434</em> SOLVE is one of the Oregon Volunteer Groups. Some of their cleanup projects this Saturday include: Transform Barrows Park to a thriving habitat, spruce up the Oregon Human Society Dog Path or join the 2nd Annual... Wed, 19 Apr 2017 04:46:55 EST QOD: 4/17-18/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66642310 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/bf5897e9-fc7f-4f9c-ab51-4a5502c3921d.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Will you be setting out plants in your garden this spring? If so, what kinds? <BR> <BR> <em>368</em> The only thing I have growing right now is basil. I may try doing some veggies in a local community garden - but it's a bit early to set things outside where I live in Oregon. So far -- flowers are doing the best. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/... Mon, 17 Apr 2017 17:50:15 EST THE WE IKLY QUESTIO0N 15th APRIL http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66629716 THE WEEKLY QUESTION APRIL 15thi <BR> I recently changed my brand of coffee after years of buying the same one I spent a while in hospital loved their coffee I just had to change. <BR> Do you stick to same one? or do you go for the cheapest Sat, 15 Apr 2017 18:26:55 EST QOD: 4/15-16/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66626085 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b05a8a29-7030-43ac-b66c-0873c635925a.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What Easter/Spring memories would you like to share? <BR> <BR> <em>145</em> I loved this picture - it reminds me of the type of clothes I wore for Easter when I was little - complete with hat, gloves and little purse. It was a real treat to have something new to wear. Sat, 15 Apr 2017 04:18:48 EST QOD: 4/14/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66619891 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/60975f94-a672-43bd-a04c-b9a82e2d7dc7.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you or someone you know prepare something special for Easter? <BR> <BR> <em>450</em> I don't make anything as cute as that little bunny pancake. I used to make traditional hot cross buns. Now we especially look forward to fresh spring asparagus. That is what I am taking to the Easter potluck. My grandma used to frost graham crackers and put Easter jelly bean eggs o... Fri, 14 Apr 2017 03:08:10 EST QOD: 4/13/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66613697 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9b9712a0-b158-41dc-b89b-9980c70bfa4d.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Have you ever played Scrabble or other word games? What do you like about them? <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Yes, I play scrabble. One of my favorite ways is called "Take 2". You don't use a board. Each player builds their own cross words. As soon as one player uses all their letters they say, Take 2 and each player takes another 2 tiles. You keep doing that until there ... Thu, 13 Apr 2017 03:30:31 EST QOD: 4/12/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66607126 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/28f2fc45-c67b-4a71-8139-790dca7eab36.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> If you eat pancakes what kind(s) do you like? What do you like to top them with? <BR> <BR> <em>472</em> My favorite right now are gluten-free pumpkin protein pancakes. I sprinkle them with a dash of pumpkin pie spice and toasted pecans. Wed, 12 Apr 2017 03:52:40 EST QOD: 4/10/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66593580 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4b563e9b-0edf-4026-8b2c-41a2f992befb.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you have brothers and sisters. If so, where are you in your family birth order? <BR> <BR> <em>81</em> Yes, I have one sister. She is three years older than I am which makes me the youngest in my family. <em>183</em> Mon, 10 Apr 2017 04:33:29 EST QOD: 4/8-9/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66582846 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/181873b2-f74a-4006-ae4c-b4da7b7b167c.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What are you thankful for? You can post as many times as you like. <BR> <BR> <em>341</em> I am thankful for all the healthy foods available. There are so many good choices. <em>250</em> <BR> <BR> <em>550</em> <em>147</em> <em>474</em> <em>368</em> <em>45</em> <em>284</em> <em>491</em> <em>301</em> Sat, 8 Apr 2017 12:46:32 EST QOD: 4/7/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66574078 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a1ce5d5c-9fce-4ce7-9f5e-ae4a2ba30c5b.png"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What will you do today INSTEAD of housework? <BR> <BR> <em>335</em> I'm listening to Rock &amp; Roll music and ---- dancing! <em>353</em> Fri, 7 Apr 2017 05:19:42 EST QOD: 4/6/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66567766 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e016f5fb-3f64-4830-a18d-abc6304f9ac5.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What is something you accomplished today? <BR> <BR> <em>149</em> I finished the book I have been reading - before it is due back at the library!! <BR> A great story by Jacqueline Winspear called, "Journey to Munich". Thu, 6 Apr 2017 04:36:42 EST QOD: 4/5/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66564050 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3dd502d1-7e7f-467c-b47b-df5418ec5b0f.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Have you joined a Spark Challenge? If not, is there one you would like to try? <BR> <BR> <em>521</em> I have tried several. Right now I'm doing the Small Changes Challenge. It's full of reminders that help me stay on track. Wed, 5 Apr 2017 12:15:37 EST QOD: 4/4/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66554962 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f55707e0-f683-4cec-83b8-bb5c01f0d0d8.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> How many days til your birthday??? <BR> <BR> <em>44</em> By adding up the days in the months I figure it is 160 days until my next birthday. <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1569b119-fd4f-4e32-be43-94a10d903f1f.jpg"> Tue, 4 Apr 2017 04:15:57 EST QOD: 4/3/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66547946 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6b7ce43b-b419-49f2-8b30-a19ad36ba67c.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>383</em> Today is Jane Goodall's 83rd birthday. <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you remember her work with chimpanzees? What impressed you about her? <BR> <BR> <em>256</em> When I was younger almost every woman I knew led a very traditional life. And I remember thinking, "What an extraordinary thing for a woman to do." I think she has a firm sense of who she is and I admire tha... Mon, 3 Apr 2017 02:20:42 EST QOD: 4/2/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66541923 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5e1af7fc-818a-4813-9a55-73b1ed5394b0.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you eat PB &amp; J? If so, do you like chunky or smooth peanut butter? What kind of jelly/jam do you prefer? <BR> <BR> <em>476</em> Yes! I like chunky peanut butter and marionberry jam (or grape jelly). Today I'm putting it in my yogurt for breakfast. <em>4</em> Sun, 2 Apr 2017 05:41:46 EST Week 4: Positive Peonies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66539653 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <em>67</em> APRIL FOCUS: POSITIVITY <em>437</em> <BR> April Showers! Sometimes rain can bring on the gloom. Let's work on positivity this month. Challenge is to find something positive even when all things seem to be gloomy.... Sat, 1 Apr 2017 18:17:02 EST Week 4: Hopeful Hyacinths http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66539651 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <em>67</em> APRIL FOCUS: POSITIVITY <em>437</em> <BR> April Showers! Sometimes rain can bring on the gloom. Let's work on positivity this month. Challenge is to find something positive even when all things seem to be gloomy.... Sat, 1 Apr 2017 18:16:35 EST Week 3: Positive Peonies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66539582 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <em>67</em> APRIL FOCUS: POSITIVITY <em>437</em> <BR> April Showers! Sometimes rain can bring on the gloom. Let's work on positivity this month. Challenge is to find something positive even when all things seem to be gloomy.... Sat, 1 Apr 2017 18:03:45 EST Week 3: Hopeful Hyacinths http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66539574 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <em>67</em> APRIL FOCUS: POSITIVITY <em>437</em> <BR> April Showers! Sometimes rain can bring on the gloom. Let's work on positivity this month. Challenge is to find something positive even when all things seem to be gloomy.... Sat, 1 Apr 2017 18:02:17 EST Week 2: Positive Peonies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66539503 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <em>67</em> APRIL FOCUS: POSITIVITY <em>437</em> <BR> April Showers! Sometimes rain can bring on the gloom. Let's work on positivity this month. Challenge is to find something positive even when all things seem to be gloomy.... Sat, 1 Apr 2017 17:35:15 EST Week 2: Hopeful Hyacinths http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66539482 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <em>67</em> APRIL FOCUS: POSITIVITY <em>437</em> <BR> April Showers! Sometimes rain can bring on the gloom. Let's work on positivity this month. Challenge is to find something positive even when all things seem to be gloomy.... Sat, 1 Apr 2017 17:30:37 EST Week 1: Positive Peonies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66539344 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> NOTE: Week One has more BONUS POINTS than the other weeks will. <BR> <BR> NOTE ABOUT BONUS A — ADDING YOUR NAME TO YOUR SIGNATURE LINE: If we’re going to be friends and support each other for the next month, we should know each o... Sat, 1 Apr 2017 16:55:42 EST Week 1: Hopeful Hyacinths http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66539338 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> NOTE: Week One has more BONUS POINTS than the other weeks will. <BR> <BR> NOTE ABOUT BONUS A — ADDING YOUR NAME TO YOUR SIGNATURE LINE: If we’re going to be friends and support each other for the next month, we should know each o... Sat, 1 Apr 2017 16:54:39 EST POSITIVE PEONIES APRIL BSG CHALLENGE CHAT ROOM http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66539135 Welcome POSITIVE PEONIES to your chat room! <BR> <BR> <em>67</em> APRIL FOCUS: POSITIVITY <em>437</em> <BR> April Showers! Sometimes rain can bring on the gloom. Let's work on positivity this month. Challenge is to find something positive even when all things seem to be gloomy. <BR> <BR> Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. <BR> HELPFUL TIP: A little trick I learned that makes it easier to reply to individual members’ posts is to use Notepad or W... Sat, 1 Apr 2017 16:12:19 EST HOPEFUL HYACINTHS APRIL BSG CHALLENGE CHAT ROOM http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66539120 Welcome HOPEFUL HYACINTHS to your chat room! <BR> <BR> <em>67</em> APRIL FOCUS: POSITIVITY <em>437</em> <BR> April Showers! Sometimes rain can bring on the gloom. Let's work on positivity this month. Challenge is to find something positive even when all things seem to be gloomy. <BR> <BR> Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. <BR> HELPFUL TIP: A little trick I learned that makes it easier to reply to individual members’ posts is to use Notepad or ... Sat, 1 Apr 2017 16:07:37 EST APRIL BSG TEAMS AND LINKS TO MEMBER PAGES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18195x31050x66539061 HOPEFUL HYACINTHS <BR> <BR> AMYBELLES <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=AM<BR>YBELLES </link> <BR> <BR> CANDOK1260 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=CA<BR>NDOK1260 </link> <BR> <BR> CATHYSFITLIFE <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=CA<BR>THYSFITLIFE </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> POSITIVE PEONIES <BR> <BR> BARBIE176 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=BA<BR>RBIE176 </link> <BR> <BR> CJWORDPLAY <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=CJ<BR>WORDPLAY </link> <... Sat, 1 Apr 2017 15:47:16 EST ??? QUESTIONS ABOUT APRIL 2017 BSG CHALLENGE ??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18195x31050x66539020 ???? APRIL BSG CHALLENGE ???? <BR> <BR> QUESTIONS ABOUT THE APRIL BSG CHALLENGE <BR> <BR> Post any questions about the APRIL BSG CHALLENGE here if you can't get your question answered in your team's chat and I or one of your other Team Leaders will post a reply as soon as possible! <BR> <BR> Do not send your question via spark-mail! Others may have the same question, so by posting your question here it will help everyone. <BR> Sat, 1 Apr 2017 15:35:04 EST QOD: 4/01/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66536093 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/90396e19-4581-46c1-a4b1-947b1a89cc94.gif"> <BR> <BR> Well we know it is the first of April. <BR> <em>38</em> How about we use today to give a silly goodie to someone? Which one will you choose? <BR> <BR> <em>179</em> I think I'll send the cute little clown. He looks like someone to be silly with. <em>246</em> Sat, 1 Apr 2017 05:59:09 EST APRIL A&I TEAM BIRTHDAYS AND NEWS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66535669 Below are the A&amp;I members who are celebrating <em>236</em> their birthdays this month. Show your A&amp;I Team Spirit <em>321</em> <em>215</em> by visiting their page to wish them a <em>383</em> ! <BR> <BR> <em>227</em> <em>303</em> DON’T POST A REPLY. Instead, give them a goody or post a comment on their page. <BR> <BR> 4 ~ APRIL <BR> <BR> 03—ANH102712 – <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=AN<BR>H102712 </link> <BR> 10—ALEXSGIRL1 – <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myp... Sat, 1 Apr 2017 00:56:18 EST QOD: 3/30-31/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66523292 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a81da9c7-d866-4dad-8f96-b9f2db2992ce.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I found this on Mental Floss today: <BR> "The world’s most famous crayon-maker is planning to make this year’s National Crayon Day—which arrives on Friday, March 31—one for the record books. As TIME reports, Crayola is planning to retire a classic color from its 24-pack crayon box for the first time in a century. <BR> <BR> Crayola hasn’t confirmed which color is being killed off yet, whi... Thu, 30 Mar 2017 02:03:05 EST QOD: 3/29/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66516972 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/cb9a1f14-b42c-4782-a1be-825f40b2dff5.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Are you more likely to focus on how many calories you consume and use up or how your clothes fit? <BR> <BR> <em>551</em> I use the nutrition tracker to plan my meals ahead - so I do pay attention to my calorie limits. Calories used up isn't something I keep track of. BUT noticing that my clothes are loose is the BEST. <em>224</em> Wed, 29 Mar 2017 04:30:37 EST 3/28/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66514107 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a87e31fe-5cbb-44c2-b1db-0a046ee5eeb0.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> How do you feel when you breathe deeply? <BR> <BR> <em>41</em> My shoulders relax down from my ears, and I smile. Feels better. Tue, 28 Mar 2017 14:05:48 EST QOD: 3/27/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66504568 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a00f4269-b478-4bb0-95e8-592d5beee614.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> If I were to send you flowers, what kind and color would you prefer? <BR> <BR> <em>214</em> Deep burgundy red long stem roses, or purple irises. <em>250</em> Mon, 27 Mar 2017 03:59:00 EST QOD: 3/26/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66498895 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7d9e897d-c418-4916-ae98-514cea4f490c.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you eat spinach? How do you like it prepared? <BR> <BR> <em>551</em> I like baby spinach raw in my green salads. I found the younger spinach and kale are much sweeter than when it is full grown. I also make a crustless quiche with spinach, feta and mushrooms. I cook it in a muffin pan so it makes individual servings and ready to eat leftovers. <em>4</em> Sun, 26 Mar 2017 05:05:43 EST QOD: 3/24/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66487399 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/44e4fc35-c2e4-4823-960c-20b04746fcd3.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Have you ever written to someone in government, local, regional, or national? If so, how did it work out? <BR> <BR> <em>590</em> Yesterday I would have answered, "No". But today a national senator from my state delivered a powerful speech in the Senate. I was so happy to hear him state the case for truth and integrity in government - I sat down and wrote an email thanki... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 04:15:57 EST Spring Images http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10470x31050x66486001 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b1848cc6-bd7c-468a-a3c8-ea4fba6aa27e.jpeg"> Thu, 23 Mar 2017 21:26:44 EST SIGN UP FOR THE APRIL 2017 BSG CHALLENGES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18195x31050x66480998 Sign-Up FOR THE APRIL BSG Challenge <BR> APRIL BUDDY SUPPORT GROUP (BSG) CHALLENGE! <BR> <BR> It’s time to sign up for the APRIL BUDDY SUPPORT GROUP (BSG) CHALLENGE! <BR> <BR> If you’re not familiar with what a “BUDDY SUPPORT GROUP CHALLENGE” is, visit the following thread: <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes<BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x532<BR>00305 </link> <BR> <BR> BUDDY SUPPORT GROUP (BSG) TEAM CAPTAIN INFORMATION <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/t... Thu, 23 Mar 2017 05:42:37 EST QOD: 3/22-23/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66474569 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/dc341bac-78a1-40dd-9f27-eada5d299508.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Giving you a bit of a heads-up for National Chia Day <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Have you tried chia seeds? If so, how do you use them? <BR> <BR> <em>45</em> Yes, I use chia seeds. One of my favorite ways is to mix chia with coconut almond milk and a dab of honey. It makes a pudding. For variety I mix in whatever fruit I have available. Today I added juice from my frozen strawberries.... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 05:13:05 EST QOD: 3/20/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66467891 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4e0a29d0-876a-4349-b47b-b0e2e94c3836.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What is one of the things you plan to do this spring? <BR> <BR> <em>298</em> I plan to go to the Oregon coast to enjoy walking beside the ocean. aaaaah Tue, 21 Mar 2017 05:09:00 EST QOD: 3/20/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66460750 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/69ede184-8ef2-4f99-acc3-31cfa3f5c896.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Have you ever trimmed someone's hair or given them a haircut? <BR> <BR> <em>204</em> When I was in high school the style was to wear bangs in front. My sister and I would trim each other's bangs so we didn't have to pay for a haircut until it was all too long. Then the styles got short. I did the trimming for Stephanie's hair when she was little. Her first "real" hai... Mon, 20 Mar 2017 03:03:41 EST QOD: 3/19/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66454321 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4c087932-946b-4626-b89c-490b34821f47.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> When it's cold outside what kinds of drinks to you like? <BR> <BR> <em>469</em> I am a tea drinker. There are many kinds I like. Right now I'm enjoying an herbal blend called Grape Stump. Isn't that an intriguing name? It has blueberries and hibiscus and a whole bunch of yummy flavors. Smells wonderful and looks dark blue in the cup. Sun, 19 Mar 2017 05:14:32 EST QOD: 3/18/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66448543 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/fd09cbcb-2470-47fc-a47b-f8eb938b53f5.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you have a hand made quilt? Who made it? <BR> <BR> <em>541</em> I have several quilts made by my Grandma Georgia. She pieced them together by hand. She even made quilts for my dolls. What sweet memories they bring back of her and my old dresses she used to make them. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b1e54098-36c9-4350-b940-40d3133c9233.j... Sat, 18 Mar 2017 05:42:33 EST QOD: 3/17/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66442851 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/de8cd095-3ece-451e-9426-944dcd621cd8.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Are you doing something to remember St. Patrick's Day? Does your town have special celebrations? <BR> <BR> <em>137</em> Portland, OR holds a Shamrock Run. Looks like they will be getting wet along the way - rain is forecast. Personally, Stephanie and I paint our finger nails green as our tribute. I like having corned beef too, but I think I will forgo it this year in k... Fri, 17 Mar 2017 03:03:09 EST QOD: 3/15-16/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66430623 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/79bdcdab-edc3-4cdf-b14a-660dcb005993.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>304</em> To SparkFriend PJPEGG for suggesting this QOD. <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> If I came to your hometown (or region) what is something you would suggest I visit? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/694457b6-f4c5-4aa0-8536-c3cf23f843b2.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>340</em> The Columbia River Gorge. From Portland, Oregon you can drive east to Multnomah Falls an... Wed, 15 Mar 2017 04:27:14 EST QOD: 3/14/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66424164 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9d52ca7d-4302-4e9e-a47c-e734fcd018b6.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Yes, March 14 is Pi Day (representing the first digits of pi) <BR> My favorite market celebrates with marvelous fresh baked pies!!!! <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you eat pie? If so, what kind(s) do you especially like? <BR> <BR> <em>471</em> I often make pumpkin custard (pumpkin pie without the crust) for a treat. My all time favorite pie is marionberry. Yummilicious. <em>4</em> <... Tue, 14 Mar 2017 04:32:46 EST QOD: 3/13/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66417262 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7906ef70-6bb1-4161-83a1-b3a51b74fe76.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What is a fun fact about yourself you would like to share? Do you think this would make an interesting idea for a regular Fun and Games topic? <BR> <BR> <em>204</em> My hair began to turn gray when I was 16 years old! By the time I was 25 people thought I had had it frosted. If you like this topic I would enjoy learning more about You, Yourself, and You all. : ) Mon, 13 Mar 2017 04:15:25 EST QOD: 3/12/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66414295 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/47ed0aad-f42c-4fa0-8fe9-da6b5971b7e8.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Did you remember to set your clocks forward last night before going to bed? A lot of people think Daylight Savings Time should be done away with. What do you think? <BR> <BR> <BR> Most of my clocks change the time by themselves except for 1. I didn't remember to set that one forward until this morning. <BR> <BR> I do not like DST, I really wish we would do away with it. Sun, 12 Mar 2017 16:05:14 EST WEEKLY QUESTION MARCH 11th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66408687 so sorry last week I was in too much pain <BR> <em>38</em> <BR> If you were a bird what kind of bird would you be? Sat, 11 Mar 2017 16:51:49 EST QOD: 3/11/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66405127 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3022bff0-61df-4062-ae83-056c8854382a.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What do you see when you look out your window? <BR> <BR> <em>437</em> Today I saw a rainbow - the first one this year for me. I have pots of flowers on my front porch and a dogwood tree that will soon be in bloom. <em>184</em> Sat, 11 Mar 2017 05:18:29 EST QOD: 3/10/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66398662 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/94da6968-d17e-4394-b7c9-44011b319698.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you put dressing on your salad? What kinds do you like? <BR> <BR> <em>551</em> I prefer vinaigrette-type dressings. I have a favorite raspberry one. I also like the cranberry walnut gorgonzola dressing from Trader Joe's. Fri, 10 Mar 2017 05:04:22 EST QOD: 3/10/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66398659 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/94da6968-d17e-4394-b7c9-44011b319698.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you put dressing on your salad? What kinds do you like? <BR> <BR> <em>551</em> I prefer vinaigrette-type dressings. I have a favorite raspberry one. I also like the cranberry walnut gorgonzola dressing from Trader Joe's. Fri, 10 Mar 2017 05:03:21 EST QOD: 3/9/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66392158 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f0cc7f40-4d38-412b-a2c4-9d8ccc39e157.png"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Who is a woman that has influenced your life? What part of her story is significant for you? <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> About 15 years ago I met an amazing woman named Mary. She welcomed me into her life and showed me by her way of compassion and acceptance that there are people who live by the principle of love. I became acquainted with many women in her circle who wanted... Thu, 9 Mar 2017 04:11:40 EST QOD: 3/8/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66385271 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f77f88f9-52b0-48e1-9c93-09c656e93199.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The world is celebrating Women's Day March 8th - by wearing red and remembering women's contributions. <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Are you wearing red today? Are there other ways that women are observing International Women's Day in your community? <BR> <BR> <em>26</em> Yes, I'm wearing a red shirt today. We are asked to remember women from our community who have helped gain equity for... Wed, 8 Mar 2017 03:56:42 EST QOD: 3/7/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66377967 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/105fbc44-291e-4c59-b708-0feb9efb596c.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you use tablecloths? If you do, what kind do you prefer? <BR> <BR> <em>180</em> I like using tablecloths on the table and for decorating. I have a round coffee table and it looks pretty with a round green and white checked table cloth and spring flowers. I also have one of my mother's that looks a lot like the picture above. The one I crocheted is just to look at. ... Tue, 7 Mar 2017 03:53:29 EST QOD: 3/6/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66370508 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c7088ffb-172d-46f0-8236-09a9419b100b.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What are your favorite colors? Have they changed over the years? <BR> <BR> <em>268</em> I have always liked any shade of blue. Now I find myself drawn to purple, especially mulberry. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f8b826b5-5b3b-4236-bb94-1734b5625aa0.png"> Mon, 6 Mar 2017 03:32:17 EST QOD: 3/4-5/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66357089 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ffb12939-3cb5-471e-8481-7953808e9db2.gif"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What words to you say to help yourself? Let's post as many as we like in the next few days. <BR> <BR> <em>52</em> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/574b03da-3bf4-41c2-91cc-14c47c76d9c1.png"> Sat, 4 Mar 2017 04:51:52 EST QOD: 3/3/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66349721 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d2d24474-0610-4684-9319-935e532a9352.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Have you noticed any signs of spring? <BR> <BR> <em>437</em> I look for rainbows because spring is the time when it rains and the sun shines at the same time. <em>67</em> <em>27</em> My tulips are sprouting green stems, but not ready to bud yet. Fri, 3 Mar 2017 05:51:29 EST QOD: 3/2/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66347484 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/99cd8e68-1db8-4b1c-ae8a-6cf67d537e1f.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What is your favorite Dr. Seuss book? <BR> <BR> <em>442</em> Every year we read How the Grinch Stole Christmas. My daughter's all-time favorite is Sneetches and Other Stories. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e4c203e8-6861-4578-ad1d-607130d481a9.jpg"> Thu, 2 Mar 2017 20:17:16 EST WORKOUT BUDDIES MARCH BSG CHALLENGE CHAT ROOM http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66339941 WORKOUT BUDDIES MARCH BSG CHAT ROOM <BR> <BR> Welcome WORKOUT BUDDIES to your chat room! <BR> <BR> <em>362</em> MARCH FOCUS: STRENGTH TRAINING <em>320</em> <BR> Nothing better than strong, lean muscles! This month we will work on adding Strength to our fitness plans. Add Strength to this month's goals. Do at least 10 minutes 3 times per week. Strong is the new skinny!! <BR> <BR> Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. <BR> <BR> HELPFUL TIP: A lit... Wed, 1 Mar 2017 18:58:05 EST TONED TEAMMATES MARCH BSG CHALLENGE CHAT ROOM http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66339920 TONED TEAMMATES MARCH BSG CHAT ROOM <BR> <BR> Welcome TONED TEAMMATES to your chat room! <BR> <BR> <em>362</em> MARCH FOCUS: STRENGTH TRAINING <em>320</em> <BR> Nothing better than strong, lean muscles! This month we will work on adding Strength to our fitness plans. Add Strength to this month's goals. Do at least 10 minutes 3 times per week. Strong is the new skinny!! <BR> <BR> Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. <BR> <BR> HELPFUL TIP: A lit... Wed, 1 Mar 2017 18:51:04 EST MARCH BSG TEAMS AND LINKS TO MEMBER PAGES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18195x31050x66339900 TONED TEAMMATES <BR> <BR> Barbie - <link> http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=B<BR>ARBIE176 </link> <BR> Ruth Ann - <link> http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=C<BR>ANDYCANE2B </link> <BR> Amy - <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.as<BR>p?ID=AMYBELLES </link> <BR> Karenmarie - <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.as<BR>p?id=CANDOK1260 </link> <BR> CJ - <link> http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=C<BR>JWORDPLAY </link> <BR> Pam - <link>www.sparkpeopl... Wed, 1 Mar 2017 18:44:31 EST ??? QUESTIONS ABOUT MARCH 2017 BSG CHALLENGE ??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18195x31050x66339793 QUESTIONS ABOUT THE JANUARY BSG CHALLENGE <BR> <BR> Post any questions about the MARCH BSG CHALLENGE here if you can't get your question answered in your team's chat and I or one of your other Team Leaders will post a reply as soon as possible! <BR> <BR> Do not send your question via spark-mail! Others may have the same question, so by posting your question here it will help everyone. <BR> Wed, 1 Mar 2017 18:26:43 EST MARCH A&I Team Birthdays and News http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66338610 Below are the A&amp;I members who are celebrating <em>236</em> their birthdays this month. Show your A&amp;I Team Spirit <em>321</em> <em>215</em> by visiting their page to wish them a <em>383</em> ! <BR> <BR> <em>227</em> <em>303</em> DON’T POST A REPLY. Instead, give them a goody or post a comment on their page. <BR> <BR> 3 ~ MARCH <BR> <BR> 03—AGRUESER7 - <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.as<BR>p?id=AGRUESER7 </link> <BR> Wed, 1 Mar 2017 15:28:06 EST QOD: 3/1/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66337519 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/eff30c08-9f39-44e3-91c2-3659afd38747.png"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What is the weather like where you live? <BR> <BR> <em>27</em> Today in Oregon we have some of everything going on <em>54</em> <BR> Of course, that means that when the rays of sun break through we have a rainbow or two <em>437</em> Must be March!!! Wed, 1 Mar 2017 12:23:38 EST Week 4 Workout Buddies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66332474 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <em>362</em> MARCH FOCUS: STRENGTH TRAINING <em>320</em> <BR> Nothing better than strong, lean muscles! This month we will work on adding ST to our fitness plans. Add ST to this month's goals. Do at least 10 mins 3 times per... Tue, 28 Feb 2017 20:35:12 EST Week 4 Toned Teammates http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66332469 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <em>362</em> MARCH FOCUS: STRENGTH TRAINING <em>320</em> <BR> Nothing better than strong, lean muscles! This month we will work on adding ST to our fitness plans. Add ST to this month's goals. Do at least 10 mins 3 times per... Tue, 28 Feb 2017 20:34:40 EST Week 3 Workout Buddies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66332464 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <em>362</em> MARCH FOCUS: STRENGTH TRAINING <em>320</em> <BR> Nothing better than strong, lean muscles! This month we will work on adding ST to our fitness plans. Add ST to this month's goals. Do at least 10 mins 3 times per... Tue, 28 Feb 2017 20:33:30 EST Week 3 Toned Teammates http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66332461 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <em>362</em> MARCH FOCUS: STRENGTH TRAINING <em>320</em> <BR> Nothing better than strong, lean muscles! This month we will work on adding ST to our fitness plans. Add ST to this month's goals. Do at least 10 mins 3 times per... Tue, 28 Feb 2017 20:33:00 EST Week 2 Workout Buddies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66332456 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <em>362</em> MARCH FOCUS: STRENGTH TRAINING <em>320</em> <BR> Nothing better than strong, lean muscles! This month we will work on adding ST to our fitness plans. Add ST to this month's goals. Do at least 10 mins 3 times per... Tue, 28 Feb 2017 20:32:07 EST Week 2 Toned Teammates http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66332454 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <em>362</em> MARCH FOCUS: STRENGTH TRAINING <em>320</em> <BR> Nothing better than strong, lean muscles! This month we will work on adding ST to our fitness plans. Add ST to this month's goals. Do at least 10 mins 3 times per... Tue, 28 Feb 2017 20:31:32 EST Week1 Workout Buddies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66332453 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> NOTE: Week One has more BONUS POINTS than the other weeks will. <BR> NOTE ABOUT BONUS A — ADDING YOUR NAME TO YOUR SIGNATURE LINE: If we’re going to be friends and support each other for the next month, we should know each other’s nam... Tue, 28 Feb 2017 20:30:45 EST Week 1 Toned Teammates http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66332448 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> NOTE: Week One has more BONUS POINTS than the other weeks will. <BR> NOTE ABOUT BONUS A — ADDING YOUR NAME TO YOUR SIGNATURE LINE: If we’re going to be friends and support each other for the next month, we should know each other’s nam... Tue, 28 Feb 2017 20:30:06 EST QOD: 2/28/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66327131 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/644db101-bc38-4187-a75b-d3f168f50a3d.gif"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you, or people you know, celebrate Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday? If so, what do you do? <BR> <BR> <em>472</em> Years ago we had the tradition of a pancake supper for Fat Tuesday. The idea was to use up all the sugar and fats before Lent began. And one of our bakeries makes a healthy King Cake coffee cake including lots of tiny treats baked into the cake for luck. Both ... Tue, 28 Feb 2017 04:17:30 EST QOD: 2/27/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66322018 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f028870e-cd57-4d56-953b-031daf4298fe.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It's Give a Goodie Day! When you give a goodie, please check-in here and let us know. <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Which goodie did you give today? <BR> <BR> <em>41</em> I started my day RECEIVING a smile goodie. My how it brightened my day. <BR> So I decided to pass the smiles along. <em>30</em> <em>213</em> <em>334</em> Mon, 27 Feb 2017 10:53:54 EST WEEKLY QUESTION FEB 25th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66310833 <em>38</em> <BR> What is your favourite type of music? <BR> has your taste in music changed as you get older? <em>339</em> Sat, 25 Feb 2017 17:02:41 EST QOD: 2/25-26/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66307164 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e363f8e2-64c4-4927-9549-196e67715d1b.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Have you seen the Florida eaglet lately? It is 55 days old now and has changed a lot since the picture above. When you check the eagle cam let us know what you notice . Here's a link: <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVgnEQLow4I </link> <BR> <BR> <em>576</em> The eaglet is sleeping alone. It takes up a lot of room in the nest. Mom and Dad are perched on a... Sat, 25 Feb 2017 05:05:45 EST QOD: 2/24/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66300016 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1be8bca5-a5b0-44d9-8399-b18b078243d4.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you decorate your nails? What styles have you tried? <BR> <BR> <em>52</em> I used to use nail polish and I kept my nails at a medium length ( I never could keep them from breaking if they got longer). Now I just buff my nails and keep them short so I can play piano and keyboard more easily. Fri, 24 Feb 2017 04:01:17 EST QOD: 2/23/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66293314 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b5347724-5ce5-47de-846c-39fcdc701569.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you know the regions or countries that your ancestors came from? <BR> <BR> <em>665</em> My father's family came to the American Colonies from the UK. <BR> My mother's family came from Germany to California during the gold rush. <em>673</em> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 03:58:06 EST QOD: 2/22/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66286470 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/77737251-d918-459a-abc8-d9a1f24ea56b.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you like sweet potatoes? How do you cook them? <BR> <BR> <em>4</em> My favorite way to cook sweet potatoes is roasting them in the oven. I also have a curried beef recipe that cooks them into a stew with cinnamon and fresh ginger root. Yes, I like sweet potatoes!! Wed, 22 Feb 2017 05:09:58 EST SIGN UP FOR THE MARCH 2017 BSG CHALLENGES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18195x31050x66281849 Sign-Up FOR THE MARCH BSG Challenge <BR> <BR> MARCH BUDDY SUPPORT GROUP (BSG) CHALLENGE! <BR> <BR> It’s time to sign up for the MARCH BUDDY SUPPORT GROUP (BSG) CHALLENGE! <BR> <BR> If you’re not familiar with what a “BUDDY SUPPORT GROUP CHALLENGE” is, visit the following thread: <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes<BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x532<BR>00305 </link> <BR> <BR> BUDDY SUPPORT GROUP (BSG) TEAM CAPTAIN INFORMATION <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mys... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:29:49 EST QOD: 2/21/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66278957 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d06384a7-5c7e-47bf-9f7d-47c770c88c41.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you like using candles? If you use scented candles what fragrance do you prefer? <BR> <BR> <em>446</em> I use a lot of candles at Christmas time. We always have an advent wreath and lots of tea lights. For everyday I prefer either gingerbread or green apple scent. My mom collected little seasonal candle figures like these carolers: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photo... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 03:18:18 EST QOD: 2/18-20/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66264217 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d1db37d5-df68-43ce-911b-45b81dda98e3.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you have a quote from a US president that inspires you? You can include as many quotes as you like. If you live in the US what was the first presidential election you were able to vote in? <BR> <BR> <em>526</em> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/efda676b-8c3a-4759-8609-18e59e69fa5a.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The first presidential election I could vote in was 19... Sat, 18 Feb 2017 23:25:10 EST WEEKLY QUESTION FEB 18th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66260706 <em>38</em> <BR> A dilemma this week <BR> just write your own ending to this sentence <BR> <em>244</em> we/ I have just won 29 million pounds or what ever the same is in dollars I will,,, Sat, 18 Feb 2017 12:13:53 EST QOD:2/17/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66252060 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e3d4bdc1-bac6-4ab1-b24f-860ee82f63ae.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Calvin, "You know, sometimes the world seems like a pretty mean place." <BR> Hobbes, "That's why animals are so soft and huggy." <BR> Calvin, "Yeah" <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you have someone/something that is soft and huggy? <BR> <BR> <em>174</em> Besides my daughter who is a very snuggly person, my favorite teddy is called Genevieve. She is squishy soft and has a tiny flaw on one p... Fri, 17 Feb 2017 05:03:40 EST QOD: 2/16/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66244741 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e0d14543-7ed3-45a4-9c86-31dd323a6731.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> If you could have one chore instantly done for you, which one would it be. . . and why? <BR> <BR> <em>341</em> I'd like to have my refrigerator automatically kept clean. Then I wouldn't have to stand on my head to keep everything clean and organized. It's too bad we only get to choose one task. I can think of several more! <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> Thu, 16 Feb 2017 03:29:54 EST QOD: 2/15/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66237515 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f072a85b-33b1-41cd-b46b-6507f86f9a2f.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you remember Martin's favorite chair on the tv show Frasier? Do you have a favorite chair? <BR> <BR> <em>30</em> Yes, my favorite chair is a burgundy recliner - it's so comfy. However it doesn't have any duct tape - (like Martin's) Wed, 15 Feb 2017 03:24:34 EST QOD: 2/14/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66230501 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5f47b0e5-6d1c-44e6-a479-9082dd4e1cef.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Have you ever made your own valentines? What were they like? <BR> <BR> <em>26</em> In school I remember making valentines out of paper doilies and construction paper. When I learned to crochet I made little hearts that could serve as a coaster. This year I colored some to send to friends. Tue, 14 Feb 2017 03:04:55 EST QOD: 2/13/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66223262 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/468ed1e3-3079-4b97-9ea7-f314cbd7e8d6.gif"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> When you were growing up did your family ever try to tease you into eating your vegetables? <BR> <BR> <em>550</em> I liked most vegetables - maybe because my grandparents grew there own and we could enjoy them fresh picked. Mon, 13 Feb 2017 04:13:16 EST ~ QOD ~ 12 February http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66217434 oh,lord! I am SO SORRY. I posted this to the wrong team! Sun, 12 Feb 2017 08:22:38 EST QOD: 2/12/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66216573 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6c1b2b6a-af56-4e86-b12f-bde10a4dcd5b.jpg"> <BR> <BR> (Isn't this a grand way to serve snack foods?) <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What was the last snack you ate? <BR> <BR> <em>45</em> Strawberries and fat-free Greek yogurt Sun, 12 Feb 2017 04:21:45 EST WEEKLY QUESTION FEB 11th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66212580 <em>38</em> <BR> I was listening to golden hour on the radio this afternoon some songs made me laugh some made me cry <BR> do`s music move you? <BR> what songs do what to you? Sat, 11 Feb 2017 12:09:52 EST QOD: 2/11/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66210423 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ab7e67a1-32c4-4bac-bd40-af87b4ae15f9.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Here is a spark article about jackfruit: <link>www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po<BR>st=is_jackfruit_the_next_big_meat_alte<BR>rnative&amp;utm_source=sparkpeople&amp<BR>;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=bes<BR>t-of-sparkpeople&amp;utm_content=TS2-2 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Have you ever tried jackfruit? If not, would you like to? <BR> <BR> <em>784</em> I saw jackfruit a... Sat, 11 Feb 2017 04:38:50 EST QOD: 2/10/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66203141 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/96392309-64d4-434a-9ce7-1e68bd8222d3.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What made you smile today? <BR> <BR> <em>30</em> My daughter wearing her adorable bunny slippers. They are so cute. <em>172</em> Fri, 10 Feb 2017 03:04:21 EST QOD: 2/9/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66196337 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5deaf09d-179d-4068-a2ef-28f20a27550c.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What is a favorite Go-To recipe? You know, the kind you turn to because it is quick and easy. ??? <BR> <BR> <em>22</em> I make brown rice (or have it leftover) and add grated cheese and salsa verde. It's tasty, easy and you only need one pan. I often add black beans or leftover chicken. <em>4</em> Thu, 9 Feb 2017 05:35:54 EST QOD: 2/6-8/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66173770 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/fe82d775-b8c3-4aef-8de8-755e09f3e0be.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This question is for the next 3 days. You can reply as often as you wish. <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> How have you shown -- or been the recipient of -- a little spark of kindness? How did it feel? <BR> <BR> <em>527</em> I've had a migraine. I know how to treat them and can take care of myself. But today -- my sweet daughter gave me a special gift of kindness. She brought me a heating ... Mon, 6 Feb 2017 05:10:16 EST WEEKLY QUESTION FEB. 4th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66164300 <em>38</em> <BR> Do you dye your hair? <BR> are you afraid of going grey? <BR> if you do dye your hair would you be brave and pick a far out colour or just stick to a shade like your own <em>81</em> Sat, 4 Feb 2017 18:20:52 EST QOD: 2/4/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66160054 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d3bdbc3d-3f3c-45dc-bd2f-5af0640d84ea.gif"> <BR> <BR> Relieving stress helps your heart according to research - but not necessarily the way a cat does it. tee hee <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you have a go-to way to ease your stress? <BR> <BR> <em>335</em> Most of you know my first choice is music whenever possible. I also like doing stretches in yoga and tai chi. <em>403</em> <BR> <BR> One of the quickest ways is this acupressure p... Sat, 4 Feb 2017 03:26:07 EST QOD: 2/3/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66152743 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/bc77ff02-d41f-4968-b2af-835360965902.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Are you wearing red today to promote women's heart health? <BR> <BR> <em>26</em> Yes - a red sweater. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/fdd56020-d2b5-4970-9941-291e03a14533.jpg"> Fri, 3 Feb 2017 04:23:39 EST QOD: 2/2/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66145472 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/fc02fc1c-4287-4bef-8f2f-6be3fdda69a8.png"> <BR> <BR> This is from the xkcd site. I thought you might enjoy the comparisons. <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Have you ever/do you now drink soda? What kind? <BR> <BR> <em>222</em> I grew up drinking soda. Nobody thought anything of it. I could get a bottle of it in a cooler machine on the way home from school for only 5 cents. Do any of you remember Squirt? I liked the citrus ta... Thu, 2 Feb 2017 04:05:07 EST WEEK 1 — Aerobic Pals February BSG Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66142231 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> NOTE: Week One has more BONUS POINTS than the other weeks will. <BR> <BR> NOTE ABOUT BONUS A — ADDING YOUR NAME TO YOUR SIGNATURE LINE: If we’re going to be friends and support each other for the next month, we should know each... Wed, 1 Feb 2017 16:20:02 EST WEEK 1 — Cardio Friends February BSG Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66142210 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> NOTE: Week One has more BONUS POINTS than the other weeks will. <BR> <BR> NOTE ABOUT BONUS A — ADDING YOUR NAME TO YOUR SIGNATURE LINE: If we’re going to be friends and support each other for the next month, we should know each... Wed, 1 Feb 2017 16:16:16 EST WEEK 2 — Aerobic Pals February BSG Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66142178 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>361</em> FEBRUARY’S FOCUS: CARDIO <em>362</em> <BR> February is the month of the heart! We need to have a strong heart to keep going in life. This month is all about cardio! Include cardio in your goals this month... Wed, 1 Feb 2017 16:12:26 EST WEEK 2 — Cardio Friends February BSG Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66142170 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> FEBRUARY’S FOCUS: CARDIO <em>353</em> <BR> February is the month of the heart! We need to have a strong heart to keep going in life. This month is all about cardio! Include cardio in your goals this month... Wed, 1 Feb 2017 16:11:12 EST WEEK 3 — Aerobic Pals February BSG Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66142151 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>361</em> FEBRUARY’S FOCUS: CARDIO <em>362</em> <BR> <BR> February is the month of the heart! We need to have a strong heart to keep going in life. This month is all about cardio! Include cardio in your goals this... Wed, 1 Feb 2017 16:08:13 EST WEEK 3 — Cardio Friends February BSG Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66142140 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> FEBRUARY’S FOCUS: CARDIO <em>353</em> <BR> <BR> February is the month of the heart! We need to have a strong heart to keep going in life. This month is all about cardio! Include cardio in your goals this... Wed, 1 Feb 2017 16:07:09 EST WEEK 4 — Aerobic Pals February BSG Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66142122 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>361</em> FEBRUARY’S FOCUS: CARDIO <em>362</em> <BR> <BR> February is the month of the heart! We need to have a strong heart to keep going in life. This month is all about cardio! Include cardio in your goals this... Wed, 1 Feb 2017 16:03:56 EST WEEK 4 — Cardio Friends February BSG Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66142110 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> FEBRUARY’S FOCUS: CARDIO <em>353</em> <BR> <BR> February is the month of the heart! We need to have a strong heart to keep going in life. This month is all about cardio! Include cardio in your goals thi... Wed, 1 Feb 2017 16:01:55 EST CARDIO FRIENDS FEBRUARY BSG CHAT ROOM http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66141965 <em>220</em> Welcome Cardio Friends to your chat room! <BR> <BR> Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. <BR> HELPFUL TIP: A little trick I learned that makes it easier to reply to individual members’ posts is to use Notepad or WordPad. What I do is restore down my screen (i.e., make it smaller and to the left or right) then, as I’m reading the posts, I type my response in one of those by using Name, xxx (I also save it so I don’t lose anything; I’m sure... Wed, 1 Feb 2017 15:40:28 EST AEROBIC PALS FEBRUARY BSG CHAT ROOM http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66141950 <em>361</em> Welcome Aerobic Pals to your chat room! <BR> <BR> <em>362</em> FEBRUARY FOCUS: Cardio <BR> February is the month of the heart! We need to have a strong heart to keep going in life. This month is all about cardio! Include cardio in your goals this month. Get at least 10 mins per day 5 days per week. <BR> <BR> Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. <BR> <BR> HELPFUL TIP: A little trick I learned that makes it easier to reply to individua... Wed, 1 Feb 2017 15:38:13 EST ??? QUESTIONS ABOUT THE FEBRUARY BSG CHALLENGE ??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18195x31050x66141919 QUESTIONS ABOUT THE FEBRUARY BSG CHALLENGE <BR> <BR> Post any questions about the FEBRUARY BSG CHALLENGE here if you can't get your question answered in your team's chat and I or one of your other Team Leaders will post a reply as soon as possible! <BR> <BR> Do not send your question via spark-mail! Others may have the same question, so by posting your question here it will help everyone. <BR> <BR> Wed, 1 Feb 2017 15:32:40 EST FEBRUARY BSG TEAMS & LINKS TO MEMBERS' PAGES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18195x31050x66141902 FEBRUARY BSG TEAMS &amp; LINKS TO MEMBERS' PAGES <BR> <BR> <em>361</em> <em>355</em> Aerobic Pals <BR> <BR> <BR> MSANN59 <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=MS<BR>ANN59 </link> <BR> <BR> CANDOK1260 <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=CA<BR>NDOK1260 </link> <BR> <BR> CJWORDPLAY <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=CJ<BR>WORDPLAY </link> <BR> <BR> AMYBELLES <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.as<BR>p?id=AMYBELLES </link> <BR> <BR> CATH... Wed, 1 Feb 2017 15:30:22 EST QOD: 2/1/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66137824 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d7c87950-0f56-40f2-8ce7-2260f6c4485c.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What are some books that are so good you want to read them again? Let's share some of our favorites. <BR> <BR> <em>174</em> I have to start with Winnie the Pooh stories. No matter how many times I read them, I find something new. For modern novels I find Louise Penny's books about Armand Gamache and the Quebec village of Three Pines at the top of my list. Her stories a... Wed, 1 Feb 2017 03:54:22 EST February Birthdays and Team News http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66137396 Below are the A&amp;I members who are celebrating <em>236</em> their birthdays this month. Show your A&amp;I Team Spirit <em>321</em> <em>215</em> by visiting their page to wish them a <em>383</em> ! <em>227</em> <em>303</em> DON’T POST A REPLY. Instead, give them a goody or post a comment on their page. <BR> <BR> <BR> 19—READYRISA– <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=RE<BR>ADYRISA </link> <BR> <BR> 22—REDQUEEN2262— </link> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=RE... Wed, 1 Feb 2017 00:47:30 EST QOD: 1/31/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66130323 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0843bcb9-7780-491f-a6ca-5118a4f1c5cc.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Whether we are touched through music, dance or see into an artist's soul through their work, art has the power to change us, to inspire our hearts. <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What types of art inspire your heart? <BR> <BR> <em>335</em> Music is primary with me. I tend to hear the rhythms when I exercise and music motivates me to keep moving. Some of my fondest memories are of songs I h... Tue, 31 Jan 2017 04:32:38 EST QOD: 1/30/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66123346 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/62faaa9c-11fb-4244-a0bd-b97e5c9e9a47.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> We've had a request for zucchini recipes. Please share a favorite with us????? <BR> <BR> <em>265</em> One of my favorites is Low-Fat Zucchini Brownies. I use less sugar than they say and make sure to drain off the liquid from the zucchini after you grate them (as fine as possible). They are very moist. <em>493</em> <BR> <BR> Here is the Spark link where you can re... Mon, 30 Jan 2017 05:40:45 EST