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: 6/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x61660405 Who is your favorite artist? <BR> <BR> I have very eclectic taste in artists. I like GhostOf Deanna Molinaro and Salvador Dali bit O also like Ansel Adams. Wed, 3 Jun 2015 03:38:27 EST RAPID RUNNERS WEEK ONE BSG CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x61645471 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... Mon, 1 Jun 2015 14:27:11 EST SPEEDY SWIMMERS WEEK ONE BSG CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x61645462 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... Mon, 1 Jun 2015 14:26:30 EST QOD: 6/1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x61640235 What are you reading right now? Or if you're not reading anything right now, what's the most interesting book you've read this year? <BR> <BR> I'm reading Boundary Crossed by Melissa F. Olson and The Burn by Haylie Pomroy. Before reading Boundary Crossed I read the fifth book in the "A Game of Thrones" series by George R R Martin and really like the series even if he is rather long-winded. lol Mon, 1 Jun 2015 02:53:25 EST QOD: 5/31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x61631842 What is your favorite outdoor activity during the summer? <BR> <BR> I don't think I have a favorite. There's just too many outdoor activities that I like to do in the summer. If it's not too hot out I like to go for a hike or walk. I love to ride my bike or go for a swim though as well. I also like to go canoeing that is if it's not too hot out. Sun, 31 May 2015 06:36:42 EST WOTD Serenity Sunday, May 31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x61631509 <em>319</em> <em>312</em> Serenity Sunday <em>345</em> <em>381</em> <BR> Today's focus is stretching and relaxing your body. After all we put our body through the week take a few minutes to relax and stretch out all the kinks. <BR> <BR> Exercise of the day: <BR> Inner Thigh Squat Stretch <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/<BR>exercises.asp?exercise=286 </link> <BR> <BR> Remember to listen to your body, if you need to modify feel free to find an equivalent exercise ... Sun, 31 May 2015 03:25:14 EST QOD: 5/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x61627653 Summer season starts soon! What goals are you hoping to achieve in the next 3 months? <BR> <BR> I want to get rid of my hormonal imbalance problems that I'm having as well as inflammation in my feet. I want to take these last 15 pounds off which would get me to my goal weight and gain more strength. Sat, 30 May 2015 15:33:15 EST WOTD Strong Saturday, May 30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x61623615 <em>319</em> <em>312</em> Strong Saturday <em>345</em> <em>381</em> <BR> Today's focus is on the upper body. Take a few minutes to knock out this exercise to get a little stronger each day. <BR> <BR> Exercise of the day: <BR> Dumbbell Chest Fly on Ball <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/<BR>exercises.asp?exercise=187 </link> <BR> <BR> Remember to listen to your body, if you need to modify feel free to find an equivalent exercise that will work better for you! Bel... Sat, 30 May 2015 03:21:24 EST QOD: 5/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x61614598 Instead of eating, how do you deal with "difficult" emotions? <BR> <BR> I like to keep busy. Go for a walk, run or whatever. Go for a hike. Watch a funny movie to help lighten my mood and get my mind off of what's bothering me. Talk to a friend, write a blog. Play a fun video game. Fri, 29 May 2015 03:38:16 EST WOTD Fierce Friday, May 29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x61614313 <em>319</em> <em>312</em> Fierce Friday <em>345</em> <em>381</em> <BR> Today's focus is on the core. Take a few minutes to knock out this exercise to get a little stronger each day. <BR> <BR> Exercise of the day: <BR> 9 minute core workout <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/<BR>videos-detail.asp?video=56 </link> <BR> <BR> Remember to listen to your body, if you need to modify feel free to find an equivalent exercise that will work better for you! Below is the lin... Fri, 29 May 2015 01:13:24 EST QOD: 5/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x61609725 Do you focus on one task at a time or do you try doing several things at once? <BR> <BR> If it wasn't for the pomodoro technique <link>lifehacker.com/5554725/the-pomodoro-<BR>technique-trains-your-brain-away-from-<BR>distractions </link> I'd get distracted easier and quicker while working. 25 minutes is the average length of someone's attention span and so focusing on one task for that length of time keeps you from getting distracted. It works for us while we work. In case anyone is intere... Thu, 28 May 2015 13:09:05 EST WOTD Tough Thursday, May 28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x61605633 <em>319</em> <em>312</em> Tough Thursday <em>345</em> <em>381</em> <BR> Today's focus is on the lower body. Take a few minutes to knock out this exercise to get a little stronger each day. <BR> <BR> Exercise of the day: <BR> Calf Raise <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/<BR>exercises.asp?exercise=123 </link> <BR> <BR> Remember to listen to your body, if you need to modify feel free to find an equivalent exercise that will work better for you! Below is the link to... Thu, 28 May 2015 01:15:35 EST QOD: 5/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x61596946 Please post about one of your heroes here and how they made a difference in your life, or just a favorite quote, or even a memory of a moment that someone guided you through. <BR> <BR> My grandpa on my mom's side has always been a hero to me. He is kind and rarely complains even at 98 years young. He has always been someone I looked up to because everyone likes him. Even his grandkids love to be around him. <em>26</em> Wed, 27 May 2015 04:29:21 EST WOTD Workin Wednesday, May 27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x61596494 <em>319</em> <em>312</em> Workin Wednesday <em>345</em> <em>381</em> <BR> Today's focus is on cardio. Take a few minutes to knock out this exercise to work toward a stronger heart. <BR> <BR> Exercise of the day: <BR> 11 minute Chair Cardio Workout <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/<BR>videos-detail.asp?video=38 </link> <BR> <BR> Remember to listen to your body, if you need to modify feel free to find an equivalent exercise that will work better for you! Below is... Wed, 27 May 2015 00:31:32 EST QOD: 5/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x61587632 What is your favorite TV show? If you no longer watch TV, what was your favorite when you did? <BR> <BR> I like The Good Wife and Downtown Abbey (can't get current season on Amazon Prime unless you want to pay for each episode). Currently we're watching House of Cards, Top Gear, The 100, Mad Men and The Kennedy's on Netflix. When we had satellite television we always watched The Amazing Race and Survivor. Tue, 26 May 2015 02:37:23 EST WOTD Toning Tuesday, May 26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x61587200 <em>319</em> <em>312</em> Toning Tuesday <em>345</em> <em>381</em> <BR> Today's focus is on the upper body. Take a few minutes to knock out this exercise to get a little stronger each day. <BR> <BR> Exercise of the day: <BR> Triceps Dips <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/<BR>exercises.asp?exercise=124 </link> <BR> <BR> Remember to listen to your body, if you need to modify feel free to find an equivalent exercise that will work better for you! Below is the link ... Tue, 26 May 2015 01:10:15 EST QOD: 5/25 - Memorial Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x61578990 How will you celebrate today? <BR> <BR> We don't have any plans but to go for a walk and to get a few groceries. Mon, 25 May 2015 02:26:18 EST WOTD Moving Monday, May 25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x61578876 <em>319</em> <em>312</em> Moving Monday <em>345</em> <em>381</em> <BR> Today's focus is on the lower body. Take a few minutes to knock out this exercise to get a little stronger each day. <BR> <BR> Exercise of the day: <BR> Skater Squats <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/<BR>exercises.asp?exercise=112 </link> <BR> <BR> Remember to listen to your body, if you need to modify feel free to find an equivalent exercise that will work better for you! Below is the link ... Mon, 25 May 2015 01:10:17 EST QOD: 5/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x61571019 Anything fun planned for the weekend? <BR> <BR> Nothing special, just watch a movie maybe if I remember. Go for a walk in town to try to get back into exercising again. Sun, 24 May 2015 04:07:01 EST WOTD Serenity Sunday, May 24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x61569403 <em>319</em> <em>312</em> Serenity Sunday <em>345</em> <em>381</em> <BR> Today's focus is stretching and relaxing your body. After all we put our body through the week take a few minutes to relax and stretch out all the kinks. <BR> <BR> Exercise of the day: <BR> Camel and Cat stretch (Works well moving between the two) <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/<BR>exercises.asp?exercise=306 </link> + <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/<BR>exercises.asp?exercise=305... Sat, 23 May 2015 21:53:22 EST WOTD Strong Saturday, May 23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x61569389 <em>319</em> <em>312</em> Strong Saturday <em>345</em> <em>381</em> <BR> Today's focus is on the upper body. Take a few minutes to knock out this exercise to get a little stronger each day. <BR> <BR> Exercise of the day: <BR> Boxer <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/<BR>exercises.asp?exercise=110 </link> <BR> <BR> Remember to listen to your body, if you need to modify feel free to find an equivalent exercise that will work better for you! Below is the link to all... Sat, 23 May 2015 21:50:49 EST QOD: 5/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x61563583 Do you wear make-up? Why? <BR> <BR> Yes but only if we are going into town or somewhere else. I usually wear some powdered foundation, mascara, blush, and lip gloss. Sometimes I'll put on eye shadow as well. I have all kinds of brands. Everything from what you can get at the grocery store or pharmacy to Mary Kay. Sat, 23 May 2015 06:42:05 EST WOTD Fierce Friday, May 22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x61554521 <em>319</em> <em>312</em> Fierce Friday <em>345</em> <em>381</em> <BR> Today's focus is on the core. Take a few minutes to knock out this exercise to get a little stronger each day. <BR> <BR> Exercise of the day: <BR> 10 min Abs with Chair <BR> <link>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6fl<BR>tMfES2I&list=PL25990CF245102A97&index=30 </link> <BR> <BR> Remember to listen to your body, if you need to modify feel free to find an equivalent exercise that will work better for you! Be... Fri, 22 May 2015 01:07:33 EST QOD: 5/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x61554414 What do you SAY to yourself in the mirror each morning? <BR> <BR> I don't usually talk to myself in the mirror. I have said some pretty nasty things to myself though in the past. Lately, I haven't said it out loud but I have thought "Wow! You're looking pretty good!". :) Fri, 22 May 2015 00:42:50 EST QOD: 5/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x61546586 What do you do that other might consider childish? <BR> <BR> Hubby and I NEVER "act our age", I like to watch Disney movies and I like to play video games. Thu, 21 May 2015 03:15:20 EST QOD: 5/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x61536943 It's been a tough week for me and could use a smile! <BR> <BR> Who is your favorite Muppet (or other imaginary character)? <BR> <BR> Statler and Waldorf the grumpy old men in the balcony on The Muppet Show when I was a kid <BR> <BR> <link>muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Statler_and_Wa<BR>ldorf </link> Wed, 20 May 2015 03:03:11 EST WOTD Workin Wednesday, May 20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x61536426 <em>319</em> <em>312</em> Workin Wednesday <em>345</em> <em>381</em> <BR> Today's focus is on cardio. Take a few minutes to knock out this exercise to work toward a stronger heart. <BR> <BR> Exercise of the day: <BR> Hamstring Curls <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/<BR>exercises.asp?exercise=544 </link> <BR> <BR> Remember to listen to your body, if you need to modify feel free to find an equivalent exercise that will work better for you! Below is the link to al... Wed, 20 May 2015 00:01:26 EST QOD: 5/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x61527635 What is something that really lights a fire under you? <BR> <BR> Don't tell me I can't do something 'cause I'll prove you wrong! I also hate other people and animals being mistreated. Tue, 19 May 2015 03:00:07 EST WOTD Toning Tuesday, May 19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x61527499 <em>319</em> <em>312</em> Toning Tuesday <em>345</em> <em>381</em> <BR> Today's focus is on the upper body. Take a few minutes to knock out this exercise to get a little stronger each day. <BR> <BR> Exercise of the day: <BR> Biceps Curls with Band <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/<BR>exercises.asp?exercise=246 </link> <BR> <BR> Remember to listen to your body, if you need to modify feel free to find an equivalent exercise that will work better for you! Below is... Tue, 19 May 2015 01:24:08 EST QOD: 5/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x61518074 Post anything that makes you smile. <BR> <BR> <link>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2eHm<BR>nAFc5wQ </link> <BR> <BR> <link>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHq4<BR>bYJbsBs </link> Mon, 18 May 2015 04:25:18 EST WOTD Moving Monday, May 18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x61517083 <em>319</em> <em>312</em> Moving Monday <em>345</em> <em>381</em> <BR> Today's focus is on the lower body. Take a few minutes to knock out this exercise to get a little stronger each day. <BR> <BR> Exercise of the day: <BR> Deadlifts with Dumbbells <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/<BR>exercises.asp?exercise=19 </link> <BR> <BR> Remember to listen to your body, if you need to modify feel free to find an equivalent exercise that will work better for you! Below is... Sun, 17 May 2015 23:12:57 EST QOD: 5/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x61509127 What do you do to stay cool in the heat? <BR> <BR> Drink lots of water and air conditioning Sun, 17 May 2015 02:07:45 EST WOTD Serenity Sunday, May 17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x61508775 <em>319</em> <em>312</em> Serenity Sunday <em>345</em> <em>381</em> <BR> Today's focus is stretching and relaxing your body. After all we put our body through the week take a few minutes to relax and stretch out all the kinks. <BR> <BR> Exercise of the day: <BR> Stretch out Stress <BR> <link>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-NH<BR>kAe4Dio&index=3&list=PLe5P3ayTEj7YUmoP<BR>q-D8jpkIY6Fe9TzLZ </link> <BR> <BR> Remember to listen to your body, if you need to modify feel free to f... Sun, 17 May 2015 00:09:36 EST saturday weekly question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x61503437 what kind of film do you like best? Sat, 16 May 2015 10:15:21 EST QOD: 5/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x61501513 We talk about what makes this journey work, but what have you found on this journey that is easy, or at least fun? <BR> <BR> Getting my water in is easy now. Fitting into smaller clothes and buying smaller clothes than I've ever bought before is fun!! Finding new exercises or exercise dvd's is fun. Being able to do things I couldn't do before is fun too. Sat, 16 May 2015 03:45:31 EST WOTD Strong Saturday, May 16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x61500654 <em>319</em> <em>312</em> Strong Saturday <em>345</em> <em>381</em> <BR> Today's focus is on the upper body. Take a few minutes to knock out this exercise to get a little stronger each day. <BR> <BR> Exercise of the day: <BR> Seated Dumbbell Concentration Curls <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/<BR>exercises.asp?exercise=156 </link> <BR> <BR> Remember to listen to your body, if you need to modify feel free to find an equivalent exercise that will work better for ... Fri, 15 May 2015 23:32:35 EST QOD: 5/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x61492941 How did you pick your goal weight? <BR> <BR> Towards the lower end of my healthy BMI but not at the bottom of it. Fri, 15 May 2015 04:53:26 EST WOTD Fierce Friday, May 15th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x61492500 <em>319</em> <em>312</em> Fierce Friday <em>345</em> <em>381</em> <BR> Today's focus is on the core. Take a few minutes to knock out this exercise to get a little stronger each day. <BR> <BR> Exercise of the day: <BR> Dumbbell Side Bends <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/<BR>exercises.asp?exercise=68 </link> <BR> <BR> Remember to listen to your body, if you need to modify feel free to find an equivalent exercise that will work better for you! Below is the link t... Fri, 15 May 2015 01:07:35 EST QOD: 5/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x61483951 What do you do when you need a quick reset from stress? <BR> <BR> Go outside in the sun for a walk if at all possible or watch a funny movie to get my mind off of what's stressing me. Thu, 14 May 2015 03:00:07 EST WOTD Tough Thursday, May 14th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x61483764 <em>319</em> <em>312</em> Tough Thursday <em>345</em> <em>381</em> <BR> Today's focus is on the lower body. Take a few minutes to knock out this exercise to get a little stronger each day. <BR> <BR> Exercise of the day: <BR> Lateral Lunges <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/<BR>exercises.asp?exercise=23 </link> <BR> <BR> Remember to listen to your body, if you need to modify feel free to find an equivalent exercise that will work better for you! Below is the link... Thu, 14 May 2015 01:35:58 EST QOD: 5/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x61474904 What is your "go to" breakfast? <BR> <BR> Steel cut oatmeal with berries, usually raspberries and chopped pecans. Wed, 13 May 2015 02:04:10 EST QOD: 5/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x61465780 Do you ever buy your own gifts? <BR> <BR> Sometimes, it depends upon the situation. Tue, 12 May 2015 02:26:42 EST QOD: 5/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x61456223 What are some of your favorite ways to workout on rainy days? <BR> <BR> Exercising to one of the many great videos Jessica Smith has on YouTube. Mon, 11 May 2015 02:12:05 EST QOD: 5/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x61448554 What have you done recently that was just plain fun? <BR> <BR> Went shopping for new smaller bras and new glasses. Also, playing a good old but updated video game. Sun, 10 May 2015 03:05:31 EST saturday weekly question 9th May http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x61441681 do you snack? <BR> what is your favourite snack? Sat, 9 May 2015 06:48:00 EST QOD: 5/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x61441111 How did you pamper yourself this week? <BR> <BR> I bought new shoes, new glasses and I finally bought some bras that fit me (the ones I had are 2 sizes too big now). I'm also not pushing myself to heal quicker after dislocating a few of my ribs a couple of days ago. I'm allowing myself to heal at whatever pace my body wants to. Sat, 9 May 2015 02:52:12 EST QOD: 5/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x61431992 Anything, big or small, that is a blessing in your life right this moment! <BR> <BR> My hubby, Sparkfriends, Fast Metabolism Diet and a great Primary Care Doctor. Fri, 8 May 2015 01:46:19 EST WOTD Fierce Friday, May 8th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x61431798 <em>319</em> <em>312</em> Fierce Friday <em>345</em> <em>381</em> <BR> Today's focus is on the core. Take a few minutes to knock out this exercise to get a little stronger each day. <BR> <BR> Exercise of the day: <BR> Reverse Crunch <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/<BR>exercises.asp?exercise=8 </link> <BR> <BR> Remember to listen to your body, if you need to modify feel free to find an equivalent exercise that will work better for you! Below is the link to all ... Fri, 8 May 2015 00:51:51 EST QOD: 5/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x61422922 What do you do that would be considered crafty? <BR> <BR> I use to macrame waaaayyyy back when I was in junior high. Haven't done anything since with that though. I use to do lots of cross stitching and crocheting. I use to do a little bit knitting and did a scrapbook album with my aunt for my grandma's 90th birthday 10 years or so ago. Can't really seem to get in the mood to do crafts anymore. I need to finish up several projects that I started and some that I took from my FIL after my MIL... Thu, 7 May 2015 01:46:19 EST WOTD Tough Thursday, May 7th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x61422878 <em>319</em> <em>312</em> Tough Thursday <em>345</em> <em>381</em> <BR> Today's focus is on the lower body. Take a few minutes to knock out this exercise to get a little stronger each day. <BR> <BR> Exercise of the day: <BR> Lying Single Leg Raises <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/<BR>exercises.asp?exercise=75 </link> <BR> <BR> Remember to listen to your body, if you need to modify feel free to find an equivalent exercise that will work better for you! Below is... Thu, 7 May 2015 01:28:55 EST QOD: 5/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x61413639 Do you use any herbal supplements or methods of healing? <BR> <BR> I prefer to use herbals and natural remedies if at all possible. I have found that herbals and natural remedies tend to work better for me than modern Western medicine. Of course it depends upon the situation. Wed, 6 May 2015 02:35:08 EST WOTD Workin Wednesday, May 6th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x61413131 <em>319</em> <em>312</em> Workin Wednesday <em>345</em> <em>381</em> <BR> Today's focus is on cardio. Take a few minutes to knock out this video to work toward a stronger heart. <BR> <BR> Exercise of the day: <BR> 8 minute Cardio Intervals <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/<BR>videos-detail.asp?video=40 </link> <BR> <BR> Remember to listen to your body, if you need to modify feel free to find an equivalent video or workout that will work better for you! Below is... Wed, 6 May 2015 00:01:15 EST QOD: 5/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x61404270 Any special goals or plans for May? <BR> <BR> Getting rid of the weight I gained this past month. Tue, 5 May 2015 01:35:47 EST WOTD Toning Tuesday, May 5th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x61404257 <em>319</em> <em>312</em> Toning Tuesday <em>345</em> <em>381</em> <BR> Today's focus is on the upper body. Take a few minutes to knock out this exercise to get a little stronger each day. <BR> <BR> Exercise of the day: <BR> Dumbell Lateral Raises <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/<BR>exercises.asp?exercise=74 </link> <BR> <BR> Remember to listen to your body, if you need to modify feel free to find an equivalent exercise that will work better for you! Below is ... Tue, 5 May 2015 01:33:15 EST QOD: 5/4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x61394908 Who is the WORST influence on your healthy life style? <BR> <BR> Probably my FIL because he always brings junk food to our house or wants to go eat to some place like Pizza Hut. Mon, 4 May 2015 03:36:26 EST One Sentence About Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10470x31050x61388954 <em>244</em> My health journey is starting new today! Sun, 3 May 2015 10:53:47 EST QOD: 5/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x61386699 Well in the spirit of what we've woken up......do you like change? Are you quick to adapt or does it take you a while? <BR> <BR> I like change most of the time especially if I'm in a rut and try to adapt to it relatively quickly. Sun, 3 May 2015 03:34:58 EST saturday 2nd May question of the week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x61378599 do you have a favourite mug or cup? <BR> do you let anyone else use it? Sat, 2 May 2015 06:49:46 EST MAY A&I TEAM NEWS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x61376497 Below are the A&I members who are celebrating <em>236</em> their birthdays this month. Show your A&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> 11—BARBIE176 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=BA<BR>RBIE176 </link> <BR> 19—LAZYKERRI <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=LA<BR>ZYKERRI </link> <BR> Fri, 1 May 2015 21:13:12 EST MAY DISCUSSION http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x61370056 now spring is here are you planning your summer holiday? Fri, 1 May 2015 08:05:34 EST QOD: 5/1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x61368778 Looking back at April, what makes you proud of yourself? <BR> <BR> I'm proud that I've stuck with my healthy eating even though the scale hasn't shown me much love in the way of weight loss. <BR> <BR> Fri, 1 May 2015 02:42:26 EST QOD: 4/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x61359735 Are you usually early, late, or right on time? <BR> <BR> I don't like being late so I try to be early. I'm usually right on time or a little early Thu, 30 Apr 2015 01:35:11 EST RADIANT ROSES BSG WEEK FOUR CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x61354953 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> <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 soa... Wed, 29 Apr 2015 13:14:01 EST BEUATIFUL BLUEBELLS BSG WEEK FOUR CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x61354952 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> <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 soa... Wed, 29 Apr 2015 13:13:23 EST RADIANT ROSES BSG WEEK THREE CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x61354945 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> <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 soa... Wed, 29 Apr 2015 13:12:04 EST BEAUTIFUL BLUEBELLS BSG WEEK THREE CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x61354939 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> <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 soa... Wed, 29 Apr 2015 13:11:08 EST BEAUTIFUL BLUEBELLS BSG WEEK THREE CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x61354937 WEEK 3 — May _____________________ BSG Team <BR> <BR> WEEK 3 — 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> <BR> May Flowers!! All those positive thoughts ... Wed, 29 Apr 2015 13:10:50 EST BEAUTIFUL BLUEBELLS BSG WEEK TWO CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x61354929 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> <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 soa... Wed, 29 Apr 2015 13:09:28 EST RADIANT ROSES BSG WEEK TWO CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x61354918 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> <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 soa... Wed, 29 Apr 2015 13:07:59 EST RADIANT ROSES BSG WEEK ONE CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x61354824 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... Wed, 29 Apr 2015 12:49:23 EST BEAUTIFUL BLUEBELLS WEEK ONE CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x61354819 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... Wed, 29 Apr 2015 12:48:41 EST RADIANT ROSES BSG CHAT ROOM http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x61354770 RADIANT ROSES MAY BSG CHAT ROOM <BR> <BR> Welcome RADIANT ROSES to your chat room! <BR> <BR> <em>67</em> MAY FOCUS: SPEND SOME TIME OUTDOORS <em>126</em> <BR> <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> <BR> HELPFUL TIP: A little trick I lear... Wed, 29 Apr 2015 12:40:42 EST BEAUTIFUL BLUEBELLS BSG CHAT ROOM http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x61354748 BEAUTIFUL BLUEBELLS MAY BSG CHAT ROOM <BR> <BR> Welcome BEAUTIFUL BLUEBELLS to your chat room! <BR> <BR> <em>67</em> MAY FOCUS: SPEND SOME TIME OUTDOORS <em>126</em> <BR> <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> <BR> HELPFUL TIP: A little ... Wed, 29 Apr 2015 12:37:37 EST MAY BSG TEAMS & LINKS TO MEMBER http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18195x31050x61354707 RADIANT ROSES <BR> Jen - <link> http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=S<BR>TEPBYSTEP1955 </link> <BR> Cathy - <link> http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=C<BR>ATHYGETSFIT </link> <BR> Debi - <link> http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=D<BR>EBI160NOW </link> <BR> CJ - <link> http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=C<BR>JWORDPLAY </link> <BR> Amy <link> http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=A<BR>MAZINGAMY15 </link> <BR> MiMi - <link> http://www.sparkpeople.c... Wed, 29 Apr 2015 12:32:35 EST ???? MAY BSG CHALLENGE ???? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18195x31050x61354683 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> Wed, 29 Apr 2015 12:30:03 EST QOD: 4/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x61350320 Do you have a favorite super hero? <BR> <BR> Wonder Woman and the Bionic Woman I suppose. :) Wed, 29 Apr 2015 02:35:43 EST QOD: 4/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x61341062 What do you really LIKE about yourself? <BR> <BR> My sense of humor, being tough, my ability to overcome obstacles put before me, my eagerness to learn new things, and being able to embrace change rather than fearing it. <BR> Tue, 28 Apr 2015 01:54:39 EST QOD: 4/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x61331443 Do you have an author you enjoy so much that you've had to read all of their books? <BR> <BR> My favorite author is Stieg Larsson. Unfortunately, he is no longer alive so I can't read anymore of his novels. I do really like Neil Stevenson and RR Martin. I haven't found another author that I like as well as Stieg Larsson. I also have come to like Robert Ludlum. Mon, 27 Apr 2015 04:51:03 EST saturday25 April weekly question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x61316110 do you give to charity? <BR> do you support a particular one? <BR> or do you believe charity begins at home? Sat, 25 Apr 2015 08:20:58 EST QOD: 4/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x61314699 Happy Belated Arbor Day! <BR> <BR> Yesterday was Arbor Day. Do you have a favorite tree or tree story? <BR> <BR> I like blue spruces because of the pretty blue tint they have to them. I love cherry, apple, dogwood, magnolia and japanese maple trees. There's probably others but those are the ones I can think of. We have two favorite trees on our property. One we named lucky because it got hit by a cement truck when we were building our house. It lived even though it was small and was damag... Sat, 25 Apr 2015 01:40:19 EST QOD: 4/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x61306596 It's there something adventurous you would like to do/try? <BR> <BR> Hike up Pike's Peak, learn to surf, snow ski, water ski...and the list goes on and on and on. <em>334</em> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 02:03:45 EST Sign Up for May BSG Challenges http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18195x31050x61302127 SIGN UP for the MAY 2015 BUDDY SUPPORT GROUP CHALLENGE! <BR> <BR> It’s time to sign up for the MAY BUDDY SUPPORT GROUP (BSG) CHALLENGE! <BR> <BR> <em>67</em> MAY FOCUS: SPEND SOME TIME OUTDOORS <em>126</em> <BR> <BR> May Flowers!! All those positive thoughts from last month has brought on thoughts of all the <BR> beautiful things of the world. Spend sometime outside to soak in those rays and see all the <BR> beauty.Challenge is to find something positive even when all things seem to... Thu, 23 Apr 2015 14:26:00 EST QOD: 4/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x61297312 What fitness activity would you do even if it wasn't good for you? <BR> <BR> Hmmm...probably dancing, walking and yoga because I love to do all of them and they make me feel good. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 02:04:29 EST QOD: 4/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x61288188 What is the longest you have been completely "unplugged"? <BR> <BR> Probably several hours when visiting my family in Colorado. Wed, 22 Apr 2015 05:23:57 EST DETERMINED DUCKS WEEK 4 CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x61285397 <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> 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 ... Tue, 21 Apr 2015 19:11:03 EST CHANGING CHICKS WEEK 4 CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x61285390 <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> 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 ... Tue, 21 Apr 2015 19:10:19 EST QOD: 4/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x61278496 How has the Aspire & Inspire team made a difference in your life? <BR> <BR> I'm more consistent with exercising/eating right since being on this team and I've met so many wonderful people on this team too which has made me get more involved with SP altogether. Tue, 21 Apr 2015 02:20:35 EST QOD: 4/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x61268970 What did you do for Easter? Do you have any traditions? <BR> <BR> We didn't do anything. I was trying to recover from being sick. Since my MIL passed we don't have any traditions. Mon, 20 Apr 2015 02:59:46 EST WOTD Moving Monday, Apr 20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x61266821 <em>319</em> <em>312</em> Moving Monday <em>345</em> <em>381</em> <BR> Today's focus is on the lower body. Take a few minutes to knock out this exercise to get a little stronger each day. <BR> <BR> Exercise of the day: <BR> Forward Lunges <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/<BR>exercises.asp?exercise=22 </link> <BR> <BR> Remember to listen to your body, if you need to modify feel free to find an equivalent exercise that will work better for you! Below is the link ... Sun, 19 Apr 2015 21:16:00 EST QOD: 4/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x61259765 Best movie you've seen recently? <BR> <BR> The last movie I saw at the theater that was good was Gone Girl. We watched The Interview not long ago on Netflix and thought it was pretty good but wouldn't have paid to go see it. Sun, 19 Apr 2015 02:21:29 EST WOTD Serenity Sunday, Apr 19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x61258585 <em>319</em> <em>312</em> Serenity Sunday <em>345</em> <em>381</em> <BR> Today's focus is stretching and relaxing your body. After all we put our body through the week take a few minutes to relax and stretch out all the kinks. <BR> <BR> Exercise of the day: <BR> Lying Hip & Glute Stretch <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/<BR>exercises.asp?exercise=293 </link> <BR> <BR> Remember to listen to your body, if you need to modify feel free to find an equivalent exercise... Sat, 18 Apr 2015 22:45:58 EST Saturday 18th April weekly question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x61252346 Are you a morning person? Sat, 18 Apr 2015 08:18:29 EST QOD: 4/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x61251197 When was the last time you slept in? How late did you sleep? <BR> <BR> Can't remember the last time I slept in. I probably got around 9 hours of sleep though and not sure how late it was when I got up. Sat, 18 Apr 2015 02:04:47 EST WOTD Strong Saturday, Apr 18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x61249760 <em>319</em> <em>312</em> Strong Saturday <em>345</em> <em>381</em> <BR> Today's focus is on the upper body. Take a few minutes to knock out this exercise to get a little stronger each day. <BR> <BR> Exercise of the day: <BR> One-arm Dumbbell Rows <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/<BR>exercises.asp?exercise=37 </link> <BR> <BR> Remember to listen to your body, if you need to modify feel free to find an equivalent exercise that will work better for you! Below is ... Fri, 17 Apr 2015 22:03:08 EST QOD: 4/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x61242167 What is your favorite spring activity? <BR> <BR> Taking a walk on a warm spring day, seeing leaf and flower buds on the trees, watching the wildlife chatter and be happy that warmer weather is here. Planning and planting flowers and veggies. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 02:02:51 EST WOTD Fierce Friday, Apr 16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x61241213 <em>319</em> <em>312</em> Fierce Friday <em>345</em> <em>381</em> <BR> Today's focus is on the core. Take a few minutes to knock out this exercise to get a little stronger each day. <BR> <BR> Exercise of the day: <BR> Back Extensions <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/<BR>exercises.asp?exercise=147 </link> <BR> <BR> Remember to listen to your body, if you need to modify feel free to find an equivalent exercise that will work better for you! Below is the link to a... Thu, 16 Apr 2015 22:57:28 EST Likes/Dislikes about the team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31050x61233445 If you would like for us team leaders to do something or not or if you have feedback in general please let us know here. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 03:07:12 EST QOD: 4/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x61233430 What's the looniest thing you've done lately? <BR> <BR> Gosh, I honestly can't think of a thing that I've done lately that is looney. Maybe that's something I should work on. lol Thu, 16 Apr 2015 03:00:51 EST QOD: 4/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x61224100 What was your very first job? <BR> <BR> I did chores at home that got me money. I babysat while I was in high school that got me money. First paycheck though came from a women's only fitness center across from the high school; I worked in the nursery. Wed, 15 Apr 2015 04:01:53 EST Workout of the Day April 15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x61222939 <em>319</em> <em>312</em> Workin Wednesday <em>345</em> <em>381</em> <BR> Today's focus is on cardio. Take a few minutes to knock out this exercise to work toward a stronger heart. <BR> <BR> Exercise of the day: <BR> Front Jabs <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/<BR>exercises.asp?exercise=531 </link> <BR> <BR> Remember to listen to your body, if you need to modify feel free to find an equivalent exercise that will work better for you! Below is the link to all the... Tue, 14 Apr 2015 22:50:45 EST QOD: 4/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x61213973 Are you usually a planner or just spontaneous? <BR> <BR> Mostly a planner but I like to be spontaneous at times too. For example, I'll know I'm going to fix chicken for dinner but wait and look for recipes or whatever the day of. <em>198</em> I know...not that spontaneous, huh? LOL Tue, 14 Apr 2015 01:00:53 EST DETERMINED DUCKS WEEK 3 CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x61213930 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> <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 glo... Tue, 14 Apr 2015 00:47:54 EST CHANGING CHICKS WEEK 3 CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x61213928 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> <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 glo... Tue, 14 Apr 2015 00:47:08 EST Workout of the Day April 14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x61213869 <em>319</em> <em>312</em> Toning Tuesday <em>345</em> <em>381</em> <BR> Today's focus is on the upper body. Take a few minutes to knock out this exercise to get a little stronger each day. <BR> <BR> Exercise of the day: <BR> Seated Tricep Extensions <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/<BR>exercises.asp?exercise=158 </link> <BR> <BR> Remember to listen to your body, if you need to modify feel free to find an equivalent exercise that will work better for you! Below ... Tue, 14 Apr 2015 00:27:26 EST QOD: 4/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x61209935 Name one thing you're grateful for. <BR> <BR> I'm grateful for so many things it's hard to pick just one. I guess I'm grateful for my hubby, my spark friends and the fast metabolism diet. I'm grateful I finished making my game! Mon, 13 Apr 2015 15:58:48 EST QOD: 4/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x61195165 Any nice surprises that made you smile this week? <BR> <BR> The few clothes I have that fit me seem to be big on me. My mom sent me some money to help out with hospital bills and sent me much more than I expected. <em>104</em> Sun, 12 Apr 2015 04:16:34 EST Workout of the Day April 13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x61194091 <em>319</em> <em>312</em> Serenity Sunday <em>345</em> <em>381</em> <BR> Today's focus is stretching and relaxing your body. After all we put our body through the week take a few minutes to relax and stretch out all the kinks. <BR> <BR> Exercise of the day: <BR> Childs pose <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/<BR>exercises.asp?exercise=303 </link> <BR> <BR> Remember to listen to your body, if you need to modify feel free to find an equivalent exercise that will wor... Sat, 11 Apr 2015 23:29:54 EST saturday 11 April weekly question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x61187313 what is your definition of success? Sat, 11 Apr 2015 06:58:43 EST QOD: 4/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x61186950 Describe yourself in 3 words <BR> <BR> Pixie-like, determined, loving Sat, 11 Apr 2015 05:14:40 EST Workout of the Day April 12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x61186248 <em>319</em> <em>312</em> Strong Saturday <em>345</em> <em>381</em> <BR> Today's focus is on the upper body. Take a few minutes to knock out this exercise to get a little stronger each day. <BR> <BR> Exercise of the day: <BR> Dumbbell Flys <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/<BR>exercises.asp?exercise=155 </link> <BR> <BR> Remember to listen to your body, if you need to modify feel free to find an equivalent exercise that will work better for you! Below is the lin... Sat, 11 Apr 2015 00:22:36 EST QOD: 4/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x61177322 What is you favorite NSV you've had so far? <BR> <BR> Getting into a size 2!! Learning to love myself. Fri, 10 Apr 2015 03:24:13 EST Workout of the Day April 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x61175979 <em>319</em> <em>312</em> Fierce Friday <em>345</em> <em>381</em> <BR> Today's focus is on the core. Take a few minutes to knock out this exercise to get a little stronger each day. <BR> <BR> Exercise of the day: <BR> Crunches with twist <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/<BR>exercises.asp?exercise=4 </link> <BR> <BR> Remember to listen to your body, if you need to modify feel free to find an equivalent exercise that will work better for you! Below is the link to... Thu, 9 Apr 2015 22:29:29 EST QOD: 4/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x61167822 Do you like cartoons? <BR> <BR> I like to watch animated movies, like Walt Disney movies, but don't really watch cartoons much anymore. Thu, 9 Apr 2015 01:22:04 EST QOD: 4/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x61158470 How do you fight negative self talk? <BR> <BR> I learened to become my own best friend.... would I allow a friend of mine to beat themselves up... NO! So stand up for yourself and be kind to yourself. Wed, 8 Apr 2015 01:59:01 EST QOD: 4/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x61148599 Do you enjoy clothes shopping? <BR> <BR> I didn't use to...I use to hate clothes shopping. Now that I've lost so much weight though I like it. Tue, 7 Apr 2015 05:57:25 EST QOD: 4/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x61137916 Do you collect anything? <BR> <BR> Knowledge and books. Although I don't usually buy the paper kind anymore. I usually find the pdf version online if I can or get the kindle version. Mon, 6 Apr 2015 03:39:42 EST Workout of the Day April 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x61137200 <em>319</em> <em>312</em> Moving Monday <em>345</em> <em>381</em> <BR> Today's focus is on the lower body. Take a few minutes to knock out this exercise to get a little stronger each day. <BR> <BR> Exercise of the day: <BR> Standing Abduction <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/<BR>exercises.asp?exercise=121 </link> <BR> <BR> Remember to listen to your body, if you need to modify feel free to find an equivalent exercise that will work better for you! Below is the ... Sun, 5 Apr 2015 23:35:09 EST Workout of the Day April 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x61137198 <em>319</em> <em>312</em> Serenity Sunday <em>345</em> <em>381</em> <BR> Today's focus is stretching and relaxing your body. After all we put our body through the week take a few minutes to relax and stretch out all the kinks. <BR> <BR> Exercise of the day: <BR> Standing Shoulder Stretch <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/<BR>exercises.asp?exercise=54 </link> <BR> <BR> Remember to listen to your body, if you need to modify feel free to find an equivalent exercise ... Sun, 5 Apr 2015 23:34:48 EST QODL 4/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x61129731 What is your favorite flower? <BR> <BR> I don't know if I have a favorite. I love almost all flowers but a couple of my favorites are lilies (all kinds) and tea roses. Tea roses make me think of my MIL who passed away 8 years ago. They were her favorite flower. Sun, 5 Apr 2015 02:59:23 EST Workout of the Day April 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x61129563 <em>319</em> <em>312</em> Strong Saturday <em>345</em> <em>381</em> <BR> Today's focus is on the upper body. Take a few minutes to knock out this exercise to get a little stronger each day. <BR> <BR> Exercise of the day: <BR> Bicep Curls <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/<BR>exercises.asp?exercise=69 </link> <BR> <BR> Remember to listen to your body, if you need to modify feel free to find an equivalent exercise that will work better for you! Below is the link t... Sun, 5 Apr 2015 01:43:49 EST saturday 4th April weekly question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x61124411 should hot cross buns be on sale all the year round? Sat, 4 Apr 2015 13:09:36 EST QOD: 4/4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x61120707 What was the trigger (Ah-ha) moment when you decided it was time to change your life? <BR> <BR> When my size 12 jeans were beginning to get snug I decided it was time to do something about it. <BR> <BR> Sat, 4 Apr 2015 02:18:25 EST DETERMINED DUCKS WEEK 2 CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x61120529 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> <em>67</em> APRIL FOCUS: POSITIVITY <em>437</em> <BR> <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, 4 Apr 2015 01:10:18 EST CHANGING CHICKS WEEK 2 CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x61120475 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> <em>67</em> APRIL FOCUS: POSITIVITY <em>437</em> <BR> <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, 4 Apr 2015 01:02:44 EST Workout of the Day April 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x61119885 <em>319</em> <em>312</em> Fierce Friday <em>345</em> <em>381</em> <BR> Today's focus is on the core. Take a few minutes to knock out this exercise to get a little stronger each day. <BR> <BR> Exercise of the day: <BR> Crunches <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/<BR>exercises.asp?exercise=2 </link> <BR> <BR> Remember to listen to your body, if you need to modify feel free to find an equivalent exercise that will work better for you! Below is the link to all the co... Fri, 3 Apr 2015 23:25:59 EST QOD: 4/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x61112187 Are there any chronic conditions you feel with? <BR> <BR> I broke my back many years ago and it still gives me a little trouble. I have arthritis in my feet and back too. Fri, 3 Apr 2015 04:03:08 EST Workout of the Day April 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x61109867 <em>319</em> <em>312</em> Tough Thursday <em>345</em> <em>381</em> <BR> Today's focus is on the lower body. Take a few minutes to knock out this exercise to get a little stronger each day. <BR> <BR> Exercise of the day: <BR> Squats <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/<BR>exercises.asp?exercise=21 </link> <BR> <BR> Remember to listen to your body, if you need to modify feel free to find an equivalent exercise that will work better for you! Below is the link to all ... Thu, 2 Apr 2015 20:53:37 EST April 2015 A&I TEAM NEWS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x61109452 Below are the A&I members who are celebrating <em>236</em> their birthdays this month. Show your A&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> 03—ANH102712 – <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=AN<BR>H102712 </link> <BR> 04—WRHUNT0 – <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=WR<BR>HUNT0 </link> <BR> 1... Thu, 2 Apr 2015 19:48:25 EST APRIL DISCUSSION http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x61107958 has Easter lost I`ts true meaning in today's commercial world ? it seems be all about chocolate and easter eggs which I am lead to believe is a pagan thing <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/8/l285187287.jpg"> Thu, 2 Apr 2015 16:03:35 EST April A to Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10470x31050x61102109 April Fool's day Thu, 2 Apr 2015 02:02:49 EST Workout of the Day April 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x61102101 <em>319</em> <em>312</em> Workin Wednesday <em>345</em> <em>381</em> <BR> Today's focus is on cardio. Take a few minutes to knock out this exercise to work toward a stronger heart. <BR> <BR> Exercise of the day: <BR> Jumping Jacks <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/<BR>exercises.asp?exercise=530 </link> <BR> <BR> Remember to listen to your body, if you need to modify feel free to find an equivalent exercise that will work better for you! Below is the link to all ... Thu, 2 Apr 2015 01:55:38 EST QOD: 4/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x61102095 Share a goal/something you are working on for April! <BR> <BR> Exercise 6 days a week Thu, 2 Apr 2015 01:51:51 EST Workout of the Day March 31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x61091273 <em>319</em> <em>312</em> Toning Tuesday <em>345</em> <em>381</em> <BR> Today's focus is on the upper body. Take a few minutes to knock out this exercise to get a little stronger each day. <BR> <BR> Exercise of the day: <BR> Dumbbell Shoulder Press <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/<BR>exercises.asp?exercise=47 </link> <BR> <BR> Remember to listen to your body, if you need to modify feel free to find an equivalent exercise that will work better for you! Below is... Wed, 1 Apr 2015 00:28:02 EST QOD: 3/31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x61081784 Do you eat protein bars and/or shakes? Have a favorite? <BR> <BR> I used to love Larabars. I don't eat them anymore though because General Mills took them over and the ingredients aren't organic now. I have made some in the past though. It's easy to find recipes for Larabars on Pinterest. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 03:10:22 EST DETERMINED DUCKS WEEK ONE CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x61081519 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... Tue, 31 Mar 2015 00:50:14 EST CHANGING CHICKS WEEK 1 CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x61081511 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... Tue, 31 Mar 2015 00:49:14 EST CHANGING CHICKS BSG CHAT ROOM http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x61081484 CHANGING CHICKS APRIL BSG CHAT ROOM <BR> <BR> Welcome CHANGING CHICKS to your chat room! <BR> <BR> <em>67</em> APRIL FOCUS: POSITIVITY <em>437</em> <BR> <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> <BR> HELPFUL TIP: A little trick I learned that makes it easier to r... Tue, 31 Mar 2015 00:45:56 EST ???? APRIL BSG CHALLENGE ???? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18195x31050x61081451 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> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 00:38:04 EST DETERMINED DUCKS BSG CHAT ROOM http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x61081422 DETERMINED DUCKS APRIL BSG CHAT ROOM <BR> <BR> Welcome DETERMINED DUCKS to your chat room! <BR> <BR> <em>67</em> APRIL FOCUS: POSITIVITY <em>437</em> <BR> <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> <BR> HELPFUL TIP: A little trick I learned that makes it easier to... Tue, 31 Mar 2015 00:32:27 EST APRIL BSG TEAMS & LINKS TO MEMBER http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18195x31050x61081405 <BR> CHANGING CHICKS <BR> Jen - <link> http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=S<BR>TEPBYSTEP1955 </link> <BR> Donna - <link> http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=D<BR>BELLE39 </link> <BR> Linda - <link> http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=A<BR>T49THISIS4ME </link> <BR> Colleen - <link> http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=C<BR>OLLEENCONQUERS </link> <BR> Laura - <link> http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=S<BR>TORMWATCHER3 </link> <BR> Amy - <link> http... Tue, 31 Mar 2015 00:28:45 EST Workout of the Day March 30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x61078665 <em>319</em> <em>312</em> Moving Monday <em>345</em> <em>381</em> <BR> Today's focus is on the lower body. Take a few minutes to knock out this exercise to get a little stronger each day. <BR> <BR> Exercise of the day: <BR> Bridges <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/<BR>exercises.asp?exercise=153 </link> <BR> <BR> Remember to listen to your body, if you need to modify feel free to find an equivalent exercise that will work better for you! Below is the link to all the l... Mon, 30 Mar 2015 18:50:00 EST Workout of the Day March 29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x61065546 <em>319</em> <em>312</em> Serenity Sunday <em>345</em> <em>381</em> <BR> Today's focus is stretching and relaxing your body. After all we put our body through the week take a few minutes to relax and stretch out all the kinks. <BR> <BR> Exercise of the day: <BR> Standing Quad Stretch <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/exercis<BR>es.asp?exercise=60 </link> <BR> <BR> Remember to listen to your body, if you need to modify feel free to find an equivalent exercise that will w... Sun, 29 Mar 2015 11:29:02 EST saturday 28th march weekly question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x61055379 are you easily embarrassed? Sat, 28 Mar 2015 06:12:20 EST QOW: 3/27 & 3/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x61045633 What kind of car do you drive? Do you have loyalty to a certain auto maker? <BR> <BR> I have a Volkswagen Jetta. All of our cars are usually VW's or at least German made. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 03:10:12 EST QOD: 3/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x61036175 Do you drink tea? What are some of your favorite flavors? <BR> <BR> I like all kinds of tea as long as they are either decaffeinated or herbal. I do really like licorice tea, no it doesn't taste like black licorice, and peppermint tea. Together they are yummy! Thu, 26 Mar 2015 02:52:19 EST QOD 3/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x61026745 What are some things you do to lift your mood when you are down? <BR> <BR> Music, going for a walk amongst nature and/or watching a funny movie. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 02:54:20 EST QOD 3/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x61026744 What are some things you do to lift your mood when you are down? <BR> <BR> Music, going for a walk amongst nature and/or watching a funny movie. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 02:53:53 EST QOD: 3/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x61006899 What happened this past week that made you happy and/or grateful? Share your highlights! <BR> <BR> I realized my jeans are becoming a little bit baggy on me. I'm grateful to have found The Fast Metabolism Diet and that I'm only 11 pounds away from my goal weight. Mon, 23 Mar 2015 02:27:40 EST Sign up for April BSG Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18195x31050x61001408 SIGN UP for the APRIL 2015 BUDDY SUPPORT GROUP CHALLENGE! <BR> <BR> It’s time to sign up for the APRIL BUDDY SUPPORT GROUP (BSG) CHALLENGE! <BR> <BR> <em>67</em> APRIL FOCUS: POSITIVITY <em>437</em> <BR> <BR> April Showers! Sometimes rain can bring on the gloom. Let's work on positivity this month. <BR> <BR> Challenge is to find something positive even when all things seem to be gloomy. <BR> WHAT IS A BUDDY SUPPORT GROUP (BSG) CHALLENGE? Click on the link below to find out <BR> . <li... Sun, 22 Mar 2015 12:47:53 EST Saturday question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x60992625 Are you a good time keeper? <BR> are you always on time for appointments etc ? <em>128</em> Sat, 21 Mar 2015 12:02:39 EST QOW: 3/21 & 3/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60989647 If you had to pick a "theme song" what would it be? <BR> <BR> I like Roar by Katy Perry and Happy by Pherrell Williams Sat, 21 Mar 2015 01:19:15 EST March A to Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10470x31050x60980890 American Red Cross Month Fri, 20 Mar 2015 01:32:44 EST QOD: 3/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60980884 It is officially the first day of Spring.The temps here are supposed to be in the low 60's. What says spring to you? <BR> <BR> When I see the leaf buds on the trees, the birds outside sing different songs in the spring and summer than they do in the fall or winter. Also, spring flowering bulbs popping up and blooming. Fri, 20 Mar 2015 01:29:14 EST QOD: 3/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60976351 Are you a morning person or a night owl? <BR> <BR> I'm definitely a night owl! I'm trying to become a little more of a morning person though. Let's just say it's a work in progress. <em>211</em> Thu, 19 Mar 2015 13:20:24 EST QOD: 3/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x60971830 Are you a morning person or a night owl? <BR> <BR> I'm most definitely a night owl. I'm trying to do better about getting to bed earlier and getting up earlier though. Thu, 19 Mar 2015 01:49:44 EST QOD: 3/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60962269 What is something you would like to do/experience that other might think is odd? <BR> <BR> I'd like to live overseas in Europe somewhere for at least a few years just to get a taste of what life is like in another country. Maybe France if I ever finish learning how to speak French. <em>30</em> Wed, 18 Mar 2015 00:56:14 EST QOD: 3/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60953436 Do you have any bit of good luck you'd like to share today? <BR> <BR> I figure any day I am on this side of the dirt is a lucky day for me. <em>30</em> <em>438</em> Tue, 17 Mar 2015 04:12:54 EST QOD: 3/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60942852 What does a rest day consist of for you? <BR> <BR> It means no planned exercising that day. Still moving and usually still working on work. Mon, 16 Mar 2015 02:10:47 EST Saturday question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x60928241 are you easily embarrassed <em>28</em> ? Sat, 14 Mar 2015 11:29:19 EST QOW: 3/14 & 3/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60925884 The Ides of March is a great time to think about spring cleaning. What are you ready to let go of that no longer serves your vision for a healthy life? <BR> <BR> II need to go through my papers that are cluttering my desk and find a place for them or get rid of them. I need to finish some projects I've started too. Sat, 14 Mar 2015 02:53:39 EST QOD: 3/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60916777 What foods have you discovered on your healthy journey that you really like/love that the "old" you would have never tried? <BR> <BR> I've never been a picky eater. I like pretty much everything I've ever tried and I'm willing to try just about anything. I didn't think I'd like hummus though and found out that I really like it. Fri, 13 Mar 2015 02:44:31 EST QOD: 3/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60907390 When was the last time you had a nice surprise? <BR> <BR> The other day I was trying to add something to the video game I'm making and to my surprise it wasn't as hard as I thought it would be to implement. Thu, 12 Mar 2015 03:39:19 EST QOD: 3/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60897878 What kinds of things do you have around for motivation? <BR> <BR> I have a card that a Spark Friend printed on their computer and gave to me that has a motivational quote on it from SparkPeople. I also have some puffy stickers on my computer and monitor that have motivational quotes on them. Wed, 11 Mar 2015 04:00:56 EST QOD: 3/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60888454 Daylight Saving Time has me dragging on Monday. <BR> <BR> If you could do ANYTHING with the hour that disappeared this weekend, what would it be? <BR> <BR> Sleep, I really could have used at least another hour Tue, 10 Mar 2015 04:38:08 EST QOD: 3/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60878125 What is one of your favorite ways to work out? <BR> <BR> I love walking but like pretty much any exercise that makes me sweat and feel like I got a great workout in. Mon, 9 Mar 2015 03:47:32 EST Saturday 7th March weekly question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x60862227 what is your favourite beed of dog?i I am asking because it is crufts the big dog show is in Birmingham this weekend mine has to be the Alaskan malamute <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/8/l980032694.jpg"> Sat, 7 Mar 2015 09:51:29 EST QOW: 3/7 & 3/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60860208 What song/music always makes you smile? <BR> <BR> Linger by the Cranberries because it makes me think of all the times I heard them play this song in the college cafeteria and how much we wanted to kill them for playing the song over and over again. <em>246</em> <em>30</em> Sat, 7 Mar 2015 02:41:12 EST QOD: 3/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60851263 Did you have a favorite toy when you were young? <BR> <BR> I had one of those jean bean dolls and so did my sister. Hubby had a boy one. <BR> <BR> I had two favorite stuffed animals. One was a little hippo because my grandma gave it to me when I had my first operation as a little girl and the 2nd was dog. Not sure what kind of dog he was though. I think my dad gave it to me when I had a different operation. <BR> Fri, 6 Mar 2015 03:31:55 EST QOD: 3/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60841075 When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up? <BR> <BR> First, I want to be a teacher. Then a little later on when I saw Nadia Comaneci in the Olympics I wanted to be a gymnast. Then I wanted to be a teacher again as I got a little older still. :) Thu, 5 Mar 2015 02:26:22 EST QOD: 3/4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60830122 When was the last time you "felt your age"? <BR> <BR> Today, as I got very little sleep last night and had a bunch of errands to run in town. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 23:48:10 EST QOD: 3/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60820553 What was your wake up call to want to lose weight? <BR> <BR> When my size 12 jeans were getting too tight. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 02:19:40 EST QOD: 3/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60808760 Share a goal you plan on working towards in March! <BR> <BR> To get to bed earlier so that I can get at least 7 hours of sleep in. Mon, 2 Mar 2015 01:44:09 EST Tapping Tulips Week 4 Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x60808582 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> <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 mins 2 times... Mon, 2 Mar 2015 01:01:32 EST Dancing Daffodils Week 4 Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x60808577 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> <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 mins 2 times... Mon, 2 Mar 2015 01:01:01 EST Tapping Tulips Week 3 Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x60808573 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> <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 mins 2 times... Mon, 2 Mar 2015 01:00:01 EST Dancing Daffodils Week 3 Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x60808567 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> <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 mins 2 times... Mon, 2 Mar 2015 00:59:29 EST Tapping Tulips Week 2 Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x60808560 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 Strength to our fitness plans. Add Strength to this month's goals. Do at least 10 mins 2... Mon, 2 Mar 2015 00:58:29 EST Dancing Daffodils Week 2 Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x60808556 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 Strength to our fitness plans. Add Strength to this month's goals. Do at least 10 mins 2... Mon, 2 Mar 2015 00:57:52 EST MARCH 2015 A&I TEAM NEWS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60806202 Below are the A&I members who are celebrating <em>236</em> their birthdays this month. Show your A&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> 04—BUBBLEGUM_FAIRY <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=BU<BR>BBLEGUM_FAIRY </link> Sun, 1 Mar 2015 19:45:35 EST MARCH DISCUSSION http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60804247 Spring is in the air! how does your mood change when the weather changes Sun, 1 Mar 2015 16:04:45 EST TAPPING TULIPS WEEK 1 CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x60802715 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... Sun, 1 Mar 2015 12:55:41 EST DANCING DAFFODILS WEEK 1 CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x60802709 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... Sun, 1 Mar 2015 12:55:02 EST TAPPING TULIPS BSG CHAT ROOM http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x60802604 Welcome TAPPING TULIPS to your chat room! <BR> <BR> Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. <BR> HELPFUL TIP: A little trick that makes it easier to reply to individual members’ posts is to use Notepad or WordPad. Restore down your screen (i.e., make it smaller and to the left or right) then, as you are reading the posts, type my response in one of those by using Name, xxx (also save it so you don’t lose anything; I’m sure many of you have started typing... Sun, 1 Mar 2015 12:42:38 EST DANCING DAFFODILS BSG CHAT ROOM http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x60802531 Welcome DANCING DAFFODILS to your chat room! <BR> <BR> Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. <BR> HELPFUL TIP: A little trick that makes it easier to reply to individual members’ posts is to use Notepad or WordPad. Restore down your screen (i.e., make it smaller and to the left or right) then, as you are reading the posts, type my response in one of those by using Name, xxx (also save it so you don’t lose anything; I’m sure many of you have started typ... Sun, 1 Mar 2015 12:32:52 EST MARCH BSG TEAMS & LINKS TO MEMBERS' PAGES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18195x31050x60802487 TAPPING TULIPS <BR> Donna - <link> http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=D<BR>BELLE39 </link> <BR> Debi - <link> http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=D<BR>EBI160NOW </link> <BR> Jen - <link> http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=S<BR>TEPBYSTEP1955 </link> <BR> Laura - <link> http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=S<BR>TORMWATCHER3 </link> <BR> Lesley - <link> http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=R<BR>EDQUEEN2262 </link> <BR> Chelsea - <link> http://www.spa... Sun, 1 Mar 2015 12:28:26 EST ???? MARCH BSG CHALLENGE ???? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18195x31050x60798327 QUESTIONS ABOUT THE MARCH 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> Sun, 1 Mar 2015 01:04:21 EST saturday Feb 28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x60792168 do dogs have a sixth sense? <BR> my dog Sapper last week would not leave my side, he was more loving and cuddly than ever, this week I have been diagnosed with cranial shingles he is back to normal now was he trying to tell me something was about to happen? Sat, 28 Feb 2015 10:40:43 EST QOW: 2/28 & 3/1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60790004 What is something you are super picky about? <BR> <BR> I'm picky about my friends, clutter, bad spelling, probably others but that's all that I can think of. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 05:15:53 EST QOD: 2/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60780342 Can you even believe February is ending tomorrow? Yikes! What was a highlight from your month? <BR> <BR> Doing the D-Burn (see last blog) and feeling relief from all of my digestion problems and playing around with my tablet/electronic sketch pad to try my hand at doing some digital artwork. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 05:01:04 EST QOD: 2/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60760717 What do you do just to help you "feel good"? <BR> <BR> Snuggling/cuddling with my hubby, watch a funny movie or an old movie that I really like, go for a walk, read a book, listen to music or dance or some combination of all of them. lol Wed, 25 Feb 2015 04:31:28 EST QOD: 2/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60750745 Is there music you can't stop thinking of right now? <BR> <BR> Yes, the music for one level of the video game I'm making. Spending lots of time fixing bugs with the game. :) Tue, 24 Feb 2015 03:47:32 EST Sign Up for March BSG Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18195x31050x60744637 SIGN UP for the MARCH 2015 BUDDY SUPPORT GROUP CHALLENGE! <BR> <BR> It’s time to sign up for the MARCH BUDDY SUPPORT GROUP (BSG) CHALLENGE! <BR> <BR> <em>362</em> MARCH FOCUS: STRENGTH TRAINING <em>320</em> <BR> <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 mins. 2 times per week. Strong is the new skinny!! <BR> <BR> WHAT IS A BUDDY SUPPORT GROUP (BSG) CHALLENGE? Click ... Mon, 23 Feb 2015 12:43:54 EST February A to Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10470x31050x60740035 All about love Mon, 23 Feb 2015 03:02:53 EST QOD: 2/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60740000 Any sweet moments of bliss, joy, success, connection, gratitude over the weekend? <BR> <BR> Grateful to have a warm home to live in, the temps rose enough to start to melt the snow and ice. One last thing I'm grateful for is indoor plumbing! I'm glad I don't have to go outside to an outhouse to relieve myself. <em>246</em> I feel for the dogs and cats that have to go outside to do their business. <em>211</em> Mon, 23 Feb 2015 02:52:43 EST Saturday Feb 21st weekly question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x60724980 as it is the Oscars this weekend <BR> what is your favourite movie? Sat, 21 Feb 2015 11:52:21 EST QOW: 2/21 & 2/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60721747 How do you get your news? <BR> <BR> We watch a podcast of the news on our iPad while we eat breakfast. We get tweets from BBC News and Reuters too. Sat, 21 Feb 2015 00:53:24 EST QOD: 2/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60702532 Thunderstorms - love 'em or hate 'em? <BR> <BR> I like thunderstorms but the thunder when it's really loud scares me a bit. I love to look at chain lightning though. It's so cool! Thu, 19 Feb 2015 03:26:53 EST QOD: 2/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60692245 What is one thing you are looking forward to when it gets warmer out? <BR> <BR> Just walking outside and just being outside more. Wed, 18 Feb 2015 02:33:53 EST QOD: 2/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60672092 Now that we have our table. List your guest and you can ask each person ONE question. What will it be? <BR> <BR> I will be posting mine in a separate reply. Mon, 16 Feb 2015 03:18:55 EST QOD: 2/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60662634 Ok, last two seats at the table are Wild Card - time to fit in people who didn't fit into the other categories or that you just have too many. Who get's your last two chairs? <BR> <BR> 9) Michio Kaku - a physicist I admire <BR> 10) Haylie Pomroy - the author of the Fast Metabolism Diet Sun, 15 Feb 2015 02:28:41 EST Saturday Feb 14th weekly question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x60655358 if you were a car what you be? <BR> 1 old and reliable, comfy no need for change <BR> 2 a big 4 wheel drive, bold , do not care what anyone thinks <BR> 3 small and sporty you like to pose and show off <BR> 4 you feel ready for scrap heap! Sat, 14 Feb 2015 08:00:32 EST QOD: 2/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60645576 We are getting there - next two seats are for religious/spiritual people. Just remember if they speak to you on a spiritual level - it counts. So who gets your seats? <BR> <BR> 7) Lao Tzu (Laozi), writer of the Tao Te Ching <BR> 8) - Imhotep, Egyptian priest and builder of the First Dynasty. The Egyptian Book of the Dead fascinates me. Fri, 13 Feb 2015 04:02:02 EST QOD: 2/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60635549 Over half done! Today's two seats are going to men and women of science. Who are you inviting? <BR> <BR> This one is hard for me because I'm a big science buff but I'll go with <BR> <BR> 5) Billy Nye or Neil DeGrasse Tyson or Stephen Hawking (can't decide) <BR> 6) Madame Curie (Marie Curie) or Ada Lovelace Thu, 12 Feb 2015 02:39:37 EST QOD: 2/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60631869 Next two seats at our table need to be people from entertainment. Actors, writers, artists - who are you inviting? <BR> <BR> 3. Stieg Larsson <BR> 4. Robin Williams Wed, 11 Feb 2015 17:43:26 EST QOD: 2/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60615459 We are having a dinner party. First two people on the guest list need to be political figures (living or dead - doesn't matter). <BR> <BR> 1, Malala Usafzai <BR> 2. Margaret Thatcher <BR> Tue, 10 Feb 2015 04:06:52 EST QOD: 2/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60604313 What is your favorite show(s) right now? <BR> <BR> Downtown Abbey, The Americans and Under The Dome Mon, 9 Feb 2015 01:56:31 EST ABC ~ I am... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10470x31050x60596459 A ~ always trying to make better choices Sun, 8 Feb 2015 09:05:48 EST weekly question Feb 7th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x60586407 are you glass half full or a glass half empty kind of person ? Sat, 7 Feb 2015 07:41:13 EST QOW: 2/7 & 2/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60585537 What do you like to do that others might think are a bit crazy/odd? <BR> <BR> When compared to the people who live in my area... EVERYTHING I do is odd or weird. If you're not into hunting, fishing, country music or football... and I'm not... then you're weird. <BR> <BR> I love to go to rock concerts, listen to & dance to rock music, watch horror movies/tv shows/cartoons (the creepier the better), and frequent sparkpeople. None of that is what the "normal" people around here like or do. <... Sat, 7 Feb 2015 02:11:54 EST QOD: 2/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60565964 What are some things you use to keep yourself accountable? <BR> <BR> Mostly SP that and I have a schedule for my workouts to do each day. Thu, 5 Feb 2015 03:44:20 EST QOD: 2/4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60555361 I know this is a stretch for some of us, but what do you LIKE about winter? <BR> <BR> I like to look at the snow when it's falling, the snow is really pretty when the trees and ground are covered, I like warm sweaters and pretty sweaters too. <BR> <BR> Wed, 4 Feb 2015 01:48:49 EST QOD: 2/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60544432 What is your go to snack? <BR> <BR> Fruit, sometimes turkey jerky, nuts or carrots dipped in hummus. Tue, 3 Feb 2015 02:18:53 EST QOD: 2/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60533600 Do you consider yourself organized? <BR> <BR> On most things I would say yes. Is my desk organized though? Partially <em>246</em> <em>334</em> Mon, 2 Feb 2015 07:39:43 EST February discussion http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60525941 Valentines day, do you celebrate ? or is it just another tradition best forgotten Sun, 1 Feb 2015 12:55:50 EST FEBRUARY 2015 A&I TEAM NEWS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60522167 Below are the A&I members who are celebrating <em>236</em> their birthdays this month. Show your A&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> 02— WRKNG2ABTTRME– <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=-W<BR>RKNG2ABTTRME- </link> <BR> 03—GOLDDUSTTWIN– <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=GO<BR>LDDUST... Sun, 1 Feb 2015 04:38:05 EST VICTORIOUS VALENTINES WEEK 4 BSG CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x60519968 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>312</em> FEBRUARY’S FOCUS: CARDIO <em>318</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 month. G... Sat, 31 Jan 2015 21:36:15 EST HAPPY HEARTS WEEK 4 BSG CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x60519962 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>312</em> FEBRUARY’S FOCUS: CARDIO <em>318</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 month. G... Sat, 31 Jan 2015 21:35:40 EST VICTORIOUS VALENTINES WEEK 3 BSG CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x60519905 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 FEBRUARY’S FOCUS: CARDIO emoticon <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 month. Get at leas... Sat, 31 Jan 2015 21:27:15 EST HAPPY HEARTS WEEK 3 BSG CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x60519892 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>312</em> FEBRUARY’S FOCUS: CARDIO <em>318</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 month. G... Sat, 31 Jan 2015 21:25:05 EST VICTORIOUS VALENTINES WEEK 2 BSG CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x60519821 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>312</em> FEBRUARY’S FOCUS: CARDIO <em>318</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 month. G... Sat, 31 Jan 2015 21:17:44 EST HAPPY HEARTS WEEK 2 BSG CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x60519790 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>312</em> FEBRUARY’S FOCUS: CARDIO <em>318</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 month. G... Sat, 31 Jan 2015 21:14:43 EST VICTORIOUS VALENTINES WEEK 1 BSG CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x60519758 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... Sat, 31 Jan 2015 21:11:21 EST HAPPY HEARTS WEEK 1 BSG CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x60519730 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 names... Sat, 31 Jan 2015 21:07:55 EST VICTORIOUS VALENTINES BSG CHAT ROOM http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x60519671 VICTORIOUS VALENTINES FEBRUARY BSG CHAT ROOM <BR> <BR> Welcome VICTORIOUS VALENTINES To your chat room! <BR> <BR> Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. <BR> HELPFUL TIP: A little trick that makes it easier to reply to individual members’ posts is to use Notepad or WordPad. Restore down your screen (i.e., make it smaller and to the left or right) then, as you are reading the posts, type my response in one of those by using Name, xxx (also save it so y... Sat, 31 Jan 2015 21:01:34 EST HAPPY HEARTS BSG CHAT ROOM http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x60519573 HAPPY HEARTS FEBRUARY BSG CHAT ROOM <BR> <BR> Welcome HAPPY HEARTS o your chat room! <BR> <BR> Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. <BR> HELPFUL TIP: A little trick that makes it easier to reply to individual members’ posts is to use Notepad or WordPad. Restore down your screen (i.e., make it smaller and to the left or right) then, as you are reading the posts, type my response in one of those by using Name, xxx (also save it so you don’t lose anyth... Sat, 31 Jan 2015 20:50:20 EST ???? FEBRUARY BSG CHALLENGE ???? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18195x31050x60519507 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> Sat, 31 Jan 2015 20:41:38 EST FEBRUARY BSG TEAMS & LINKS TO MEMBERS' PAGES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18195x31050x60519472 VICTORIOUS VALENTINES <BR> Linda - <link> http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=A<BR>T49THISIS4ME </link> <BR> Nancy - <link> http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=-<BR>WRKNG2ABTTRME- </link> <BR> Debi - <link> http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=D<BR>EBI160NOW </link> <BR> Jen - <link> http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=S<BR>TEPBYSTEP1955 </link> <BR> CJ - <link> http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=C<BR>JWORDPLAY </link> <BR> Sheila - <link> http://... Sat, 31 Jan 2015 20:37:46 EST weekly question sat. 31st Jan http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x60512620 which do you prefer hot weather or cold? Sat, 31 Jan 2015 07:40:40 EST QOW: (Question Of the Weekend) 1/31 - 2/1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60511826 What is your favorite piece of exercise equipment? <BR> <BR> I like treadmills but don't own one. I love the computer in our exercise room so that I can choose from tons of free YouTube exercise videos. Jessica Smith and Fitness Blenders are definitely two of my favorites I also like it so I can use my exercise dvd's in there too. I also like the exercise ball. I'd love to have a recumbent exercise bike though. Sat, 31 Jan 2015 02:42:37 EST QOD: 1/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60501969 What do you usually do when you're not feeling well? <BR> <BR> Try to get over it as quickly as I can. <em>246</em> Seriously though, if I'm not feeling that bad I just push on doing what I normally do and hope it doesn't get any worse. Otherwise, if it's pretty bad I don't push myself to do anymore than I absolutely have to do. I don't exercise and usually just sit on the and watch tv or sleep if I'm not working or making food. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 04:30:20 EST QOD: 1/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60491449 Do you have any "pet peeves"? I'm talking about little things that just annoy you even though they are generally harmless. <BR> <BR> The misuse of your and you're, there, their, and they're, our and are, ... to me the differences are plain, still, I'm not really THAT anal about it... I don't offer corrections as one time I re-read something I wrote and I misused "your" once! LOL! I quickly corrected and I just stew quietly when I see these errors. :) The best one ever that made me very irked... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 01:57:00 EST QOD: 1/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60480729 Are you a girly girl or a tom boy? <BR> <BR> While I don't put on lipstick everyday because I don't leave the house everyday since I work from home but if I'm going to the store I put on a little bit of makeup. However, I'm not afraid to get dirty. I love to get my hands dirty when gardening, etc. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 02:15:30 EST QOD: 1/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60470366 Share something that always puts a smile on your face. <BR> <BR> My hubby usually but also my feathered puppies (a.k.a. cockatiels). They are as smart as a 3 or 4 year old. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 06:28:08 EST QOD: 1/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60457905 What is your favorite "comfy" outfit? <BR> <BR> Warm soft jammies in the winter and in the summer short & a t-shirt. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 02:11:14 EST Sign Up for February 2015 BSG Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18195x31050x60441403 SIGN UP for the FEBRUARY 2015 BUDDY SUPPORT GROUP CHALLENGE! <BR> <BR> It’s time to sign up for the FEBRUARY BUDDY SUPPORT GROUP (BSG) CHALLENGE! <BR> <BR> <em>312</em> FEBRUARY’S FOCUS: CARDIO <em>318</em> <BR> <BR> February is the month of the heart! We need to have a strong heart to keep going in life. This <BR> <BR> 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> WHAT IS A BUDDY SUPPORT GROUP (BSG) CHALL... Sat, 24 Jan 2015 13:32:07 EST saturday 24th January weekly question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x60438276 a dilemma this week <BR> you weigh your self you find you have lost a lot of weight. do you, <BR> A think that is great and just carry on <BR> B reach for the cookie jar in celebration <BR> C think to yourself if I make a few more changes I may lose more next time Sat, 24 Jan 2015 08:16:59 EST QOW: (Question Of the Weekend) 1/24 - 1/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60437269 Share something fun that you wish you could do more often. <BR> <BR> Canoeing in the summer and traveling to see family/friends Sat, 24 Jan 2015 02:54:47 EST QOD: 1/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60415799 Is there a color that just "makes you happy"? <BR> <BR> Red is probably my favorite color but I really like so many different colors that I can't really say that any one color makes me happy. Thu, 22 Jan 2015 01:27:41 EST QOD: 1/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60404409 What is your favorite smell? <BR> <BR> Puppy breath, lavender and tea roses because they remind me of my MIL. Wed, 21 Jan 2015 01:41:35 EST QOD: 1/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60392595 What is your favorite part of living healthy? <BR> <BR> I love being eating yummy foods that aren't bad for me. <BR> I love feeling better about myself and more confident in whatever I do. <BR> I like to look at myself in the mirror and not want to turn away because I didn't like how I looked. <BR> I love being able to move easier and not get winded so easily. <BR> I love being on an eating plan that works for me and where I don't have to count calories. Tue, 20 Jan 2015 01:07:55 EST QOD: 1/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60380772 If you had one hour to do anything you want, what would you do? <BR> <BR> I'd be on a beach somewhere warm like Hawaii and getting a massage. <em>211</em> <em>218</em> <em>47</em> Mon, 19 Jan 2015 04:21:56 EST saturday Jan 17 weekly question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x60361439 the old saying <BR> eat like a king at breakfast <BR> a prince at lunch <BR> and like a pauper at dinner <BR> do you think this piratical today Sat, 17 Jan 2015 09:24:50 EST QOW: (Question Of the Weekend) 1/17 - 1/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60359574 Is there anything you eat regularly now that you would have never eaten before your "lifestyle" change? <BR> <BR> Hummus and fresh baby spinach. Sat, 17 Jan 2015 03:33:38 EST QOD: 1/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60348404 How often do you revamp your goals? <BR> <BR> At least once a year. Depending upon how the year is going it might be more often than that. Fri, 16 Jan 2015 02:08:54 EST Word Association http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10470x31050x60342550 Easy game ... post the first word that comes to mind when you see the previous word. <BR> <BR> food Thu, 15 Jan 2015 14:37:02 EST QOD: 1/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60336580 What kind of "purse" do you carry? <BR> <BR> I had a small-ish pink leather purse that I used a lot and loved but now I have a generic tannish purse with a print on it. Need to get another kind of purse now though 'cause it's falling apart. I've seen some cute purses lately but they're more than I want to pay for a purse right now. Thu, 15 Jan 2015 01:11:50 EST QOD: 1/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60325394 Name some of your favorite personality traits that you feel you have! <BR> <BR> Honesty - I strive to always be honest. <BR> <BR> Loyalty - To a fault, but break my trust and you'll never get it back. <BR> <BR> Determination - Don't tell me I can't do something because I'll just prove you wrong or die trying. lol <BR> <BR> Some others are intelligence, creativity and compassion. Wed, 14 Jan 2015 03:37:11 EST QOD: 1/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60313981 What is your favorite non-domesticated (wild) animal? <BR> <BR> I don't know if I have just one favorite but I like hippo's (probably because my first stuffed toy I was given in the hospital when I was little was a stuffed hippo), elephants and dolphins. Tue, 13 Jan 2015 02:02:22 EST QOD: 1/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60300871 What will you commit to do today to move you towards your goals? <BR> <BR> I will commit to doing 1 PiYo exercise or at least 30 minutes of some sort of cardio, Mon, 12 Jan 2015 01:19:19 EST weekly question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x60291976 do you have a favourite workout song? Sun, 11 Jan 2015 10:20:12 EST QOW: (Question Of the Weekend) 1/10 - 1/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60277981 What kind of fresh flowers would you like to be surprised with? <BR> <BR> I would like a potted plant or bulbs or something like that that I can grow. Lilies (tiger lilies, daylilies,oriental lilies etc...) are my favorite flowers. Sat, 10 Jan 2015 00:58:19 EST QOD: 1/09 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60267318 What is something you do for "fun" now that you never would have done before making the "healthy change"? <BR> <BR> I go into a store looking to see if they have any clothes I like. I used to avoid buying new clothes unless I had to. To me this is fun! lol <BR> <BR> I do some pretty intense exercises too though that I never would have tried before. Fri, 9 Jan 2015 02:33:02 EST QOD: 1/08 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60255213 What is one goal you want to accomplish this year? <BR> <BR> To take off another 15 lbs. Thu, 8 Jan 2015 02:41:19 EST QOD: 1/07 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60243555 What is on your 2015 calendar? <BR> <BR> Nothing...I don't have a paper calendar. Wed, 7 Jan 2015 03:34:53 EST QOD: 1/06 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60231097 What food is your weakness? <BR> <BR> Sweets like pie or cake are definitely my big weakness. Tue, 6 Jan 2015 03:06:20 EST QOD: 1/05 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60218584 What is the next reward you have planned for yourself? How will you earn it? <BR> <BR> My next reward is smaller clothes and maybe some sort new exercise equipment like a medicine ball or something like that. Mon, 5 Jan 2015 06:02:34 EST QOD: 1/04 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60205562 Who is your biggest supporter in your journey to heath? <BR> <BR> That's hard because my hubby kind of was at first but not completely. He is one of my biggest supporters now. Other than that, I'd say my Spark Friends followed by my family. Sun, 4 Jan 2015 02:06:12 EST saturday 3rd question of the week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x60200595 are you superstitious? Sat, 3 Jan 2015 16:17:23 EST QOD: 1/03 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60194402 What is one thing about you, your Spark Friends don't know? <BR> <BR> I like almost all types of music, to dance, read, flowers, garden and oil paint. I like to learn new things and challenge myself physically and / or mentally. I had started to learn French at one point in time a couple of years ago and then after about a month or so I seemed to let it go by the wayside. I'd like to pick it up again sometime. Maybe I'll make that one of my goals for this year. Sat, 3 Jan 2015 02:32:41 EST January A to Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10470x31050x60191127 Almost frozen <em>246</em> Fri, 2 Jan 2015 19:18:57 EST January discussion http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60185378 do you make new year resolutions if you do how long do they last? Fri, 2 Jan 2015 09:54:08 EST QOD: 1/02 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60182779 What goals/resolutions have you set for January? <BR> <BR> My goal is to do some of the Burn eating programs from the author of the FMD, eat according to the FMD when I'm not doing those, try my new exercise DVD's, and take another 15 lbs off of my body. Fri, 2 Jan 2015 01:47:35 EST JANUARY 2015 A&I TEAM NEWS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60172149 Below are the A&I members who are celebrating <em>236</em> their birthdays this month. Show your A&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> 01—48MYYEAR2014 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=48<BR>MYYEAR2014 </link> <BR> 01—FLUTE6GURL <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=FL<BR>UTE6GURL </link... Thu, 1 Jan 2015 03:47:13 EST Happy New Year! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60172092 Congratulations on making it through 2014! <BR> <BR> How will you start your new year? <BR> <BR> Taking it easy so that I can get over being sick and then as soon as I feel better start my new exercise DVD's. Thu, 1 Jan 2015 03:29:13 EST Penguins January Chat Room http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x60171859 PENGUINS JANUARY BSG CHAT ROOM <BR> <BR> Welcome PENGUINS to your chat room! <BR> <BR> Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. <BR> HELPFUL TIP: A little trick that makes it easier to reply to individual members’ posts is to use Notepad or WordPad. Restore down your screen (i.e., make it smaller and to the left or right) then, as you are reading the posts, type my response in one of those by using Name, xxx (also save it so you don’t lose anything; I’m... Thu, 1 Jan 2015 01:48:29 EST Snow Leopards January Chat Room http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x60171842 SNOW LEOPARD JANUARY BSG CHAT ROOM <BR> <BR> Welcome SNOW LEOPARDS o your chat room! <BR> <BR> Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. <BR> HELPFUL TIP: A little trick that makes it easier to reply to individual members’ posts is to use Notepad or WordPad. Restore down your screen (i.e., make it smaller and to the left or right) then, as you are reading the posts, type my response in one of those by using Name, xxx (also save it so you don’t lose anyth... Thu, 1 Jan 2015 01:44:18 EST Penguins Week Four Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x60171834 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> JANUARY’S THEME: GOAL SETTING <BR> Decide today that you are committed to your journey to a healthier you. This month your challenge is to take steps to make your life around you reflect your healthy lifestyle. Remove all the un... Thu, 1 Jan 2015 01:41:14 EST Snow Leopards Week Four Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x60171832 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> JANUARY’S THEME: GOAL SETTING <BR> Decide today that you are committed to your journey to a healthier you. This month your challenge is to take steps to make your life around you reflect your healthy lifestyle. Remove all the un... Thu, 1 Jan 2015 01:40:55 EST Penguins Week Three Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x60171831 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> JANUARY’S THEME: GOAL SETTING <BR> Decide today that you are committed to your journey to a healthier you. This month your challenge is to take steps to make your life around you reflect your healthy lifestyle. Remove all the un... Thu, 1 Jan 2015 01:39:48 EST Snow Leopards Week Three Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x60171830 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> JANUARY’S THEME: GOAL SETTING <BR> Decide today that you are committed to your journey to a healthier you. This month your challenge is to take steps to make your life around you reflect your healthy lifestyle. Remove all the un... Thu, 1 Jan 2015 01:39:29 EST Penguins Week Two Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x60171827 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> JANUARY’S THEME: GOAL SETTING <BR> Decide today that you are committed to your journey to a healthier you. This month your challenge is to take steps to make your life around you reflect your healthy lifestyle. Remove all the un... Thu, 1 Jan 2015 01:38:40 EST Snow Leopards Week Two Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x60171826 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> JANUARY’S THEME: GOAL SETTING <BR> Decide today that you are committed to your journey to a healthier you. This month your challenge is to take steps to make your life around you reflect your healthy lifestyle. Remove all the un... Thu, 1 Jan 2015 01:38:19 EST Penguins Week One Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x60171825 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... Thu, 1 Jan 2015 01:37:28 EST Snow Leopards Week One Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x60171822 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... Thu, 1 Jan 2015 01:37:04 EST JANUARY BSG TEAMS & LINKS TO MEMBERS' PAGES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18195x31050x60171788 Snow Leopards <BR> <BR> CJ - <link> http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=C<BR>JWORDPLAY </link> <BR> <BR> Lisa aka Kitten - <link> http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=I<BR>SAKITTEN </link> <BR> <BR> Donna - <link> http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=D<BR>BELLE39 </link> <BR> <BR> Linda - <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=AT<BR>49THISIS4ME </link> <BR> <BR> Barbie - <link> http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=B<BR>ARBIE176 </link> <BR> <BR> Lesle... Thu, 1 Jan 2015 01:26:38 EST ???? JANUARY BSG CHALLENGE ???? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18195x31050x60171733 QUESTIONS ABOUT THE JANUARY BSG CHALLENGE <BR> <BR> Post any questions about the JANUARY 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> Barbie <BR> BSG Coordinator Thu, 1 Jan 2015 01:17:12 EST DECEMBER POINTS/FITNESS WINNERS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60170940 Listed below are the TOP 5 Winners for POINTS & FITNESS during the month of DECEMBER <BR> <em>242</em> <em>250</em> <em>243</em> <em>380</em> <BR> <BR> The Top 5 WINNERS of POINTS for DECEMBER <BR> 1). -WRKN2ABTTRME <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=-W<BR>RKNG2ABTTRME- </link> <BR> 2) STEPBYSTEP1955 <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=ST<BR>EPBYSTEP1955 </link> <BR> 3) CJWORDPLAY <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=CJ<BR>WORDPLAY </link> ... Wed, 31 Dec 2014 23:09:28 EST QOD: 12/31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60162010 Do you make New Year's Resolutions? If so, do you usually keep them or do they fall by the wayside after a few months. <BR> <BR> I don't make New Year Resolutions. I think it's better to make goals and put a plan in place as to how you want to achieve them for the upcoming year. Wed, 31 Dec 2014 01:18:46 EST QOD: 12/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60142595 What is one healthy habit you really stuck to this past year? <BR> <BR> Eating healthy according to the FMD. It has changed my life! Mon, 29 Dec 2014 02:22:53 EST QOD: 12/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60133169 What healthy habit would you like to be consistent with in 2014? <BR> <BR> I want to continue eating healthy according to the Fast Metabolism Diet. Sun, 28 Dec 2014 02:16:04 EST QOD: 12/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60124953 Hope everyone had a good day yesterday and the day before. Time to take this last week and reflect on the past year. <BR> <BR> What did you try in 2014 that was new? Did you like it? <BR> <BR> I tried the FMD and doing Jessica Smith exercise videos on YouTube. Yes, I liked both and plan to continue both the next year. Although, I will be trying something else in the way of exercise for a while to see how I like it. Sat, 27 Dec 2014 02:31:41 EST the last challenge of the year http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10470x31050x60120721 do not forget to thank Santa, Fri, 26 Dec 2014 14:14:15 EST Sign up for the JANUARY BSG CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18195x31050x60120198 Sign-Up FOR THE JANUARY BSG Challenge <BR> <BR> JANUARY BUDDY SUPPORT GROUP (BSG) CHALLENGE! <BR> <BR> It’s time to sign up for the JANUARY BUDDY SUPPORT GROUP (BSG) CHALLENGE! <BR> <BR> If you’re not familiar with what a “BUDDY SUPPORT GROUP CHALLENGE” is, visit the <BR> <BR> 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 SATURDAY, JANUARY 3 through FRIDAY, JANUA... Fri, 26 Dec 2014 13:02:57 EST QOD: 12/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60088232 Yesterday was the first day of winter and also the day with the shortest number of daylight hours. Does winter and less daylight hours affect you? <BR> <BR> I used to not mind winter so much when we lived in Colorado because the sky was rarely grey. Now that I live in the midwest the winter months usually mean grey skies. I don't like it and I do tend to get a little depressed. I hope someday we can move out to the western part of the U.S. Mon, 22 Dec 2014 02:56:14 EST december games week 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10470x31050x60073441 do not forget those letters to Santa. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 08:39:58 EST QOW: (Question Of the Weekend) 12/20 - 12/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60072079 Christmas is just a few days away now. Do you have all of your present bought and wrapped? Do you have your menu prepared if you are the one making the food? <BR> <BR> DH and I aren't exchanging gifts this year again because we'd rather spend the money on making improvements to our home. We bought my FIL's present but he's already left to spend Christmas in Colorado with my hubby's brother. I do have my menu prepared for the two of us. Pretty much similar to what we had for Thanksgiving.... Sat, 20 Dec 2014 01:55:18 EST QOD: 12/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60063676 Do you have a favorite dish that you make for the holidays each year? Fri, 19 Dec 2014 02:44:06 EST QOD: 12/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60055164 Santa's coming! Have you been naughty or nice to yourself this year? <BR> <BR> I must say that I think I've been really good to myself this year. Eating according to the Fast Metabolism Diet has changed a lot for me. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 03:30:19 EST QOD: 12/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60037194 What are your Christmas plans this year? <BR> <BR> My FIL is going out to Colorado for Christmas this year so it'll just be me and my hubby here alone. I suppose I'll probably fix what I would have fixed for Christmas dinner if my FIL was going to be here. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 02:35:47 EST QOD: 12/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60027790 Memories! Do you have a memory of a special gift you received as a child? <BR> <BR> I was in junior high school and wanted a Merlin electronic toy so badly. When I got it I was so ecstatically happy that year. I played with it for hours!! Mon, 15 Dec 2014 03:42:30 EST