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: 2/25-26/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66307164 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e363f8e2-64c4-4927-9549-196e67715d1b.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Have you seen the Florida eaglet lately? It is 55 days old now and has changed a lot since the picture above. When you check the eagle cam let us know what you notice . Here's a link: <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVgnEQLow4I </link> <BR> <BR> <em>576</em> The eaglet is sleeping alone. It takes up a lot of room in the nest. Mom and Dad are perched on a... Sat, 25 Feb 2017 05:05:45 EST QOD: 2/24/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66300016 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1be8bca5-a5b0-44d9-8399-b18b078243d4.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you decorate your nails? What styles have you tried? <BR> <BR> <em>52</em> I used to use nail polish and I kept my nails at a medium length ( I never could keep them from breaking if they got longer). Now I just buff my nails and keep them short so I can play piano and keyboard more easily. Fri, 24 Feb 2017 04:01:17 EST QOD: 2/23/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66293314 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b5347724-5ce5-47de-846c-39fcdc701569.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you know the regions or countries that your ancestors came from? <BR> <BR> <em>665</em> My father's family came to the American Colonies from the UK. <BR> My mother's family came from Germany to California during the gold rush. <em>673</em> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 03:58:06 EST QOD: 2/22/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66286470 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/77737251-d918-459a-abc8-d9a1f24ea56b.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you like sweet potatoes? How do you cook them? <BR> <BR> <em>4</em> My favorite way to cook sweet potatoes is roasting them in the oven. I also have a curried beef recipe that cooks them into a stew with cinnamon and fresh ginger root. Yes, I like sweet potatoes!! Wed, 22 Feb 2017 05:09:58 EST QOD: 2/21/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66278957 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d06384a7-5c7e-47bf-9f7d-47c770c88c41.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you like using candles? If you use scented candles what fragrance do you prefer? <BR> <BR> <em>446</em> I use a lot of candles at Christmas time. We always have an advent wreath and lots of tea lights. For everyday I prefer either gingerbread or green apple scent. My mom collected little seasonal candle figures like these carolers: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photo... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 03:18:18 EST QOD: 2/18-20/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66264217 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d1db37d5-df68-43ce-911b-45b81dda98e3.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you have a quote from a US president that inspires you? You can include as many quotes as you like. If you live in the US what was the first presidential election you were able to vote in? <BR> <BR> <em>526</em> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/efda676b-8c3a-4759-8609-18e59e69fa5a.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The first presidential election I could vote in was 19... Sat, 18 Feb 2017 23:25:10 EST WEEKLY QUESTION FEB 18th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66260706 <em>38</em> <BR> A dilemma this week <BR> just write your own ending to this sentence <BR> <em>244</em> we/ I have just won 29 million pounds or what ever the same is in dollars I will,,, Sat, 18 Feb 2017 12:13:53 EST QOD:2/17/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66252060 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e3d4bdc1-bac6-4ab1-b24f-860ee82f63ae.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Calvin, "You know, sometimes the world seems like a pretty mean place." <BR> Hobbes, "That's why animals are so soft and huggy." <BR> Calvin, "Yeah" <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you have someone/something that is soft and huggy? <BR> <BR> <em>174</em> Besides my daughter who is a very snuggly person, my favorite teddy is called Genevieve. She is squishy soft and has a tiny flaw on one p... Fri, 17 Feb 2017 05:03:40 EST QOD: 2/16/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66244741 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e0d14543-7ed3-45a4-9c86-31dd323a6731.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> If you could have one chore instantly done for you, which one would it be. . . and why? <BR> <BR> <em>341</em> I'd like to have my refrigerator automatically kept clean. Then I wouldn't have to stand on my head to keep everything clean and organized. It's too bad we only get to choose one task. I can think of several more! <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> Thu, 16 Feb 2017 03:29:54 EST QOD: 2/15/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66237515 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f072a85b-33b1-41cd-b46b-6507f86f9a2f.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you remember Martin's favorite chair on the tv show Frasier? Do you have a favorite chair? <BR> <BR> <em>30</em> Yes, my favorite chair is a burgundy recliner - it's so comfy. However it doesn't have any duct tape - (like Martin's) Wed, 15 Feb 2017 03:24:34 EST QOD: 2/14/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66230501 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5f47b0e5-6d1c-44e6-a479-9082dd4e1cef.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Have you ever made your own valentines? What were they like? <BR> <BR> <em>26</em> In school I remember making valentines out of paper doilies and construction paper. When I learned to crochet I made little hearts that could serve as a coaster. This year I colored some to send to friends. Tue, 14 Feb 2017 03:04:55 EST QOD: 2/13/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66223262 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/468ed1e3-3079-4b97-9ea7-f314cbd7e8d6.gif"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> When you were growing up did your family ever try to tease you into eating your vegetables? <BR> <BR> <em>550</em> I liked most vegetables - maybe because my grandparents grew there own and we could enjoy them fresh picked. Mon, 13 Feb 2017 04:13:16 EST ~ QOD ~ 12 February http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66217434 oh,lord! I am SO SORRY. I posted this to the wrong team! Sun, 12 Feb 2017 08:22:38 EST QOD: 2/12/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66216573 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6c1b2b6a-af56-4e86-b12f-bde10a4dcd5b.jpg"> <BR> <BR> (Isn't this a grand way to serve snack foods?) <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What was the last snack you ate? <BR> <BR> <em>45</em> Strawberries and fat-free Greek yogurt Sun, 12 Feb 2017 04:21:45 EST WEEKLY QUESTION FEB 11th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66212580 <em>38</em> <BR> I was listening to golden hour on the radio this afternoon some songs made me laugh some made me cry <BR> do`s music move you? <BR> what songs do what to you? Sat, 11 Feb 2017 12:09:52 EST QOD: 2/11/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66210423 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ab7e67a1-32c4-4bac-bd40-af87b4ae15f9.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Here is a spark article about jackfruit: <link>www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po<BR>st=is_jackfruit_the_next_big_meat_alte<BR>rnative&amp;utm_source=sparkpeople&amp<BR>;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=bes<BR>t-of-sparkpeople&amp;utm_content=TS2-2 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Have you ever tried jackfruit? If not, would you like to? <BR> <BR> <em>784</em> I saw jackfruit a... Sat, 11 Feb 2017 04:38:50 EST QOD: 2/10/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66203141 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/96392309-64d4-434a-9ce7-1e68bd8222d3.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What made you smile today? <BR> <BR> <em>30</em> My daughter wearing her adorable bunny slippers. They are so cute. <em>172</em> Fri, 10 Feb 2017 03:04:21 EST QOD: 2/9/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66196337 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5deaf09d-179d-4068-a2ef-28f20a27550c.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What is a favorite Go-To recipe? You know, the kind you turn to because it is quick and easy. ??? <BR> <BR> <em>22</em> I make brown rice (or have it leftover) and add grated cheese and salsa verde. It's tasty, easy and you only need one pan. I often add black beans or leftover chicken. <em>4</em> Thu, 9 Feb 2017 05:35:54 EST QOD: 2/6-8/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66173770 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/fe82d775-b8c3-4aef-8de8-755e09f3e0be.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This question is for the next 3 days. You can reply as often as you wish. <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> How have you shown -- or been the recipient of -- a little spark of kindness? How did it feel? <BR> <BR> <em>527</em> I've had a migraine. I know how to treat them and can take care of myself. But today -- my sweet daughter gave me a special gift of kindness. She brought me a heating ... Mon, 6 Feb 2017 05:10:16 EST WEEKLY QUESTION FEB. 4th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66164300 <em>38</em> <BR> Do you dye your hair? <BR> are you afraid of going grey? <BR> if you do dye your hair would you be brave and pick a far out colour or just stick to a shade like your own <em>81</em> Sat, 4 Feb 2017 18:20:52 EST QOD: 2/4/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66160054 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d3bdbc3d-3f3c-45dc-bd2f-5af0640d84ea.gif"> <BR> <BR> Relieving stress helps your heart according to research - but not necessarily the way a cat does it. tee hee <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you have a go-to way to ease your stress? <BR> <BR> <em>335</em> Most of you know my first choice is music whenever possible. I also like doing stretches in yoga and tai chi. <em>403</em> <BR> <BR> One of the quickest ways is this acupressure p... Sat, 4 Feb 2017 03:26:07 EST QOD: 2/3/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66152743 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/bc77ff02-d41f-4968-b2af-835360965902.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Are you wearing red today to promote women's heart health? <BR> <BR> <em>26</em> Yes - a red sweater. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/fdd56020-d2b5-4970-9941-291e03a14533.jpg"> Fri, 3 Feb 2017 04:23:39 EST QOD: 2/2/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66145472 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/fc02fc1c-4287-4bef-8f2f-6be3fdda69a8.png"> <BR> <BR> This is from the xkcd site. I thought you might enjoy the comparisons. <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Have you ever/do you now drink soda? What kind? <BR> <BR> <em>222</em> I grew up drinking soda. Nobody thought anything of it. I could get a bottle of it in a cooler machine on the way home from school for only 5 cents. Do any of you remember Squirt? I liked the citrus ta... Thu, 2 Feb 2017 04:05:07 EST WEEK 1 — Aerobic Pals February BSG Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66142231 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> NOTE: Week One has more BONUS POINTS than the other weeks will. <BR> <BR> NOTE ABOUT BONUS A — ADDING YOUR NAME TO YOUR SIGNATURE LINE: If we’re going to be friends and support each other for the next month, we should know each... Wed, 1 Feb 2017 16:20:02 EST WEEK 1 — Cardio Friends February BSG Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66142210 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> NOTE: Week One has more BONUS POINTS than the other weeks will. <BR> <BR> NOTE ABOUT BONUS A — ADDING YOUR NAME TO YOUR SIGNATURE LINE: If we’re going to be friends and support each other for the next month, we should know each... Wed, 1 Feb 2017 16:16:16 EST WEEK 2 — Aerobic Pals February BSG Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66142178 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>361</em> FEBRUARY’S FOCUS: CARDIO <em>362</em> <BR> February is the month of the heart! We need to have a strong heart to keep going in life. This month is all about cardio! Include cardio in your goals this month... Wed, 1 Feb 2017 16:12:26 EST WEEK 2 — Cardio Friends February BSG Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66142170 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> FEBRUARY’S FOCUS: CARDIO <em>353</em> <BR> February is the month of the heart! We need to have a strong heart to keep going in life. This month is all about cardio! Include cardio in your goals this month... Wed, 1 Feb 2017 16:11:12 EST WEEK 3 — Aerobic Pals February BSG Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66142151 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>361</em> FEBRUARY’S FOCUS: CARDIO <em>362</em> <BR> <BR> February is the month of the heart! We need to have a strong heart to keep going in life. This month is all about cardio! Include cardio in your goals this... Wed, 1 Feb 2017 16:08:13 EST WEEK 3 — Cardio Friends February BSG Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66142140 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> FEBRUARY’S FOCUS: CARDIO <em>353</em> <BR> <BR> February is the month of the heart! We need to have a strong heart to keep going in life. This month is all about cardio! Include cardio in your goals this... Wed, 1 Feb 2017 16:07:09 EST WEEK 4 — Aerobic Pals February BSG Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66142122 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>361</em> FEBRUARY’S FOCUS: CARDIO <em>362</em> <BR> <BR> February is the month of the heart! We need to have a strong heart to keep going in life. This month is all about cardio! Include cardio in your goals this... Wed, 1 Feb 2017 16:03:56 EST WEEK 4 — Cardio Friends February BSG Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66142110 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> FEBRUARY’S FOCUS: CARDIO <em>353</em> <BR> <BR> February is the month of the heart! We need to have a strong heart to keep going in life. This month is all about cardio! Include cardio in your goals thi... Wed, 1 Feb 2017 16:01:55 EST QOD: 2/1/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66137824 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d7c87950-0f56-40f2-8ce7-2260f6c4485c.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What are some books that are so good you want to read them again? Let's share some of our favorites. <BR> <BR> <em>174</em> I have to start with Winnie the Pooh stories. No matter how many times I read them, I find something new. For modern novels I find Louise Penny's books about Armand Gamache and the Quebec village of Three Pines at the top of my list. Her stories a... Wed, 1 Feb 2017 03:54:22 EST QOD: 1/31/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66130323 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0843bcb9-7780-491f-a6ca-5118a4f1c5cc.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Whether we are touched through music, dance or see into an artist's soul through their work, art has the power to change us, to inspire our hearts. <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What types of art inspire your heart? <BR> <BR> <em>335</em> Music is primary with me. I tend to hear the rhythms when I exercise and music motivates me to keep moving. Some of my fondest memories are of songs I h... Tue, 31 Jan 2017 04:32:38 EST QOD: 1/30/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66123346 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/62faaa9c-11fb-4244-a0bd-b97e5c9e9a47.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> We've had a request for zucchini recipes. Please share a favorite with us????? <BR> <BR> <em>265</em> One of my favorites is Low-Fat Zucchini Brownies. I use less sugar than they say and make sure to drain off the liquid from the zucchini after you grate them (as fine as possible). They are very moist. <em>493</em> <BR> <BR> Here is the Spark link where you can re... Mon, 30 Jan 2017 05:40:45 EST SATURDAY JANUARY 28th WEEKLY QUESTION http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66114287 <em>38</em> <BR> What is your favourite take-away? <BR> do you still have it? <BR> how often? Sat, 28 Jan 2017 18:56:04 EST QOD: 1/28-29/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66109813 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ddb2c325-5e19-463a-bc24-d53370c9c2ad.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> It's Chinese New Year --the year of the Rooster. Do you know the animal associated with your year of birth? <BR> <BR> <em>383</em> Yes, it was the year of the Rooster when I was born. Here's a chart I used to look up my birth year. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/63ac374e-6785-4fd9-b124-77093d82f24f.jpg"> Sat, 28 Jan 2017 03:06:47 EST QOD: 1/27/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66102876 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c7efac5a-b1f9-41e1-b3d7-fc9a52a5caa4.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Did you have a favorite food when you were a child? Do you still enjoy it? <BR> <BR> <em>180</em> I liked tuna fish sandwiches - and I still do - but I no longer use white bread! (tee hee) My favorite vegetable was green beans from my grandma's garden. They are still my favorite whenever I can get them fresh. <em>373</em> Fri, 27 Jan 2017 04:16:46 EST QOD: 1/26/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66095854 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7ab248f3-7061-4361-876d-8c945dc02010.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you have fitness equipment to use at home? If you do, which ones do you use the most? <BR> <BR> <em>319</em> I like using my fitness ball and free weights. I also use resistance bands a lot at home since I learned how to use them at physical therapy. <em>317</em> Thu, 26 Jan 2017 04:07:03 EST QOD: 1/25/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66088151 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c89a2605-f16a-408a-ae7e-4c7f31d23a35.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What television series do you remember watching when you were younger? <BR> <BR> <em>272</em> I'm old enough to remember Mickey Mouse Club. I still enjoy Happy Days because it is set in the 50's and 60's when I was in high school. And who can forget the man who always won his cases (except one) -- Perry Mason. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/... Wed, 25 Jan 2017 04:40:24 EST SIGN UP FOR THE FEBRUARY 2017 BSG CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18195x31050x66084754 Sign-Up for the FEBRUARY BSG Challenge <BR> FEBRUARY BUDDY SUPPORT GROUP (BSG) CHALLENGE! <BR> <BR> It’s time to sign up for the FEBRUARY BUDDY SUPPORT GROUP (BSG) CHALLENGE! <BR> <BR> If you’re not familiar with what a “BUDDY SUPPORT GROUP CHALLENGE” is, visit the following thread: <BR> <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/t<BR>eam_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31<BR>050x53200305 </link> <BR> <BR> BUDDY SUPPORT GROUP (BSG) TEAM CAPTAIN INFORMATION <BR> <link>www.sparkpeop... Tue, 24 Jan 2017 15:12:49 EST QOD: 1/24/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66080776 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/48c55a24-9b77-4106-8add-470e078f7c82.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you remember learning to draw/do art? What kinds of things did you enjoy making most? <BR> <BR> <em>240</em> In kindergarten I remember drawing yellow cats. Sometimes I made them with finger paints. I liked finger painting because I could watch the 2 colors they gave us blend together. Tue, 24 Jan 2017 04:09:39 EST QOD: 1/23/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66076985 Today is National Pie Day <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/518abff5-d3d2-463d-9ab2-018c1c1872f7.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> There are so many types of pie everything from mince meat, pot pie, apple pie, pumpkin pie, etc. What is your favorite pie? <BR> <BR> I think my favorite pie is Chocolate Silk Pie although a close second is blackberry pie. <BR> <BR> Mon, 23 Jan 2017 15:38:07 EST SUNDAY sorry WEEKLY QUESTION JANUARY 22nd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66069320 <em>38</em> <BR> Where do you stand on the issue of body hair? I am asking because , well in the winter I do not bother shaving my legs or any else mainly because no one sees anywhere when every part of my body is covered to keep warm . in the hot tub this morning I looked down at my legs and WOW what a shock I know I am home with Steve how has seen anything anyway I felt embarrassed for a minute it will be resolved tomorrow do not worry <BR> the question this week are you ... Sun, 22 Jan 2017 15:12:21 EST QOD: 1/21-22/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66059098 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6251f0ad-a9a6-452f-a210-5c17ff00a7b2.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> How would you finish the sentence, "Happiness is . . ." You can answer as many times as you like. <BR> <BR> <em>30</em> A cuddly chinchilla snuggling inside my sleeve. aaah Sat, 21 Jan 2017 05:44:41 EST QOD: 1/20/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66051901 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/01c9dfd7-75ed-4ae7-ae46-228aa0f81d94.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you eat cheese? If you do, what kinds do you like? <BR> <BR> <em>22</em> I have sort of a love/hate relationship with cheese. I like the taste but sometimes it doesn't agree with my tummy. I do best with feta cheese and probiotic cottage cheese. Then there is the English Stilton (with apricot) that we receive as a gift at Christmas. <em>4</em> Fri, 20 Jan 2017 05:04:37 EST QOD: 1/19/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66044376 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c029a477-294f-49ef-98c4-e8cef8650c3d.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Is there a sound that you find particularly enjoyable or relaxing? <BR> <BR> <em>47</em> The sound of ocean waves. There is nothing so soothing to me. I also like the sound of cellos. It is deep and rich. I enjoy a lot more but those are my all time favorites. <em>335</em> Thu, 19 Jan 2017 04:20:42 EST QOD: 1/18/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66036490 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0743881e-b6ef-40ea-a926-c5092417b219.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you remember hearing or reading A.A. Milne's stories about Winnie the Pooh? Which character did you like? <BR> <BR> <em>174</em> I remember reading the stories to my daughter. She loves bears, especially Pooh Bear and his friends. She still has her Pooh, Piglet, Tigger and Eeyore stuffed toys. I like Pooh because he is so relaxed about life. Whatever happened he ... Wed, 18 Jan 2017 05:02:17 EST QOD: 1/17/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66028402 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/dbf57d93-73cf-4f5d-b7f5-45acbf6e0f37.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What was the last fruit you enjoyed? <BR> <BR> <em>45</em> Salad with strawberries, banana and kiwi. <em>4</em> Tue, 17 Jan 2017 03:26:20 EST QOD: 1/16/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66020180 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1e1fe3c8-1b86-407e-83e9-24d0f3351d1a.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you have a quote or memory to share of Martin Luther King, Jr.? <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter”. Martin Luther King, Jr Mon, 16 Jan 2017 05:11:08 EST WEEKLY QUESTION JANUARY 14th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66007254 <em>38</em> what is your recollection of smell? and if you smell it now does it take you back there? Sat, 14 Jan 2017 11:30:40 EST QOD: 1/14-15/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66004767 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/71e27b93-4443-4406-a2a4-c1060bb5c7bf.jpg"> <BR> <BR> A pair of bald eagles rang in the new year with the birth of an eaglet, and the whole happy affair was captured on a live stream on the eve of 2017. <BR> <em>38</em> Have you seen the new eaglet? You can watch it live on this link: <BR> <BR> Link to SW Florida Eagle Cam - LIVE <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=gymPFiPE88I </link> <BR> <BR> Tell us what the birds are doing whenever... Sat, 14 Jan 2017 03:04:36 EST QOD: 1/13/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65997251 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/31993c6c-2275-4c02-8cf9-f90c0c0d4b0b.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Have you ever had a rubber duckie? <BR> <em>160</em> Yes, I had one as a child. Then when my daughter was little she had a mother duckie that had 2 little duckies riding on her back. I thought that was so cute. <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> A British Tabloid, The Sun, reported Queen Elizabeth II had a rubber duck in her bathroom that wore an inflatable crown. Fri, 13 Jan 2017 03:51:57 EST QOD: 1/12/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65989758 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/240d7ec9-8663-4ad8-9f38-4339cb636430.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you stretch/exercise your fingers and hands? <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Ann Burnell has a Stronger Seniors video that feels good to me. Here is the link: <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbfYgJlyT70&<BR>amp;index=22&amp;list=PLE8ADAAA454F0BEB8 </link> Thu, 12 Jan 2017 04:21:05 EST QOD: 1/11/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65981912 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/414b870e-6ae2-4dc5-9d43-2aa54d3b8c49.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you eat yogurt? If so, how do you use it? <BR> <BR> <em>470</em> I like 0% fat greek yogurt. Then I can add fresh fruit or put it in a smoothie. A new favorite it to mix in a spoon full of chunky peanut butter. Lot's of protein and quick to prepare! <em>4</em> Wed, 11 Jan 2017 04:44:04 EST SENSATIONAL SKATERS WEEK 4 CHALLENGES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x65977882 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. 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> 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 unhealthy or tempting foods, dust off your we... Tue, 10 Jan 2017 13:48:18 EST SUPER SKIERS WEEK 4 CHALLENGES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x65977876 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. 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> 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 unhealthy or tempting foods, dust off your we... Tue, 10 Jan 2017 13:47:31 EST SENSATIONAL SKATERS WEEK THREE CHALLENGES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x65977871 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> 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 unhealth... Tue, 10 Jan 2017 13:46:32 EST SUPER SKIERS WEEK 3 CHALLENGES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x65977866 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> 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 unhealth... Tue, 10 Jan 2017 13:45:53 EST SNSATIONAL SKATERS WEEK 2 CHALLENGES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x65977860 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> 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 unhealth... Tue, 10 Jan 2017 13:45:06 EST SUPER SKIERS WEEK 2 CHALLENGES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x65977856 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> 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 unhealth... Tue, 10 Jan 2017 13:44:32 EST QOD: 1/10/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65974508 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/158eb0a1-8da7-42d8-8083-44a48f399026.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> How have you been blessed this winter? <BR> <BR> <em>425</em> We have had more snow than usual which means we are getting much needed moisture. Yay! And I am blessed to have a cozy warm house to stay in. <em>220</em> Tue, 10 Jan 2017 06:17:43 EST QOD: 1/9/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65966282 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1cc90a74-6e20-49a5-bb6d-76a1599d5eb2.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> How do you keep your desk cleared off? <BR> <BR> <em>246</em> I have a very small desk. It can only hold so much and then things start falling off! tee hee Actually it is time to get the scrubby cloth and give it a good clean, and sweep behind it. <em>542</em> Mon, 9 Jan 2017 02:21:09 EST WEEKLY QUESTION JANUARY 7th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x65953643 <em>38</em> <BR> If you could time travel where would you go? <BR> and why? Sat, 7 Jan 2017 11:35:01 EST QOD: 1/7/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65951195 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1d67b272-6a54-45b0-b08b-dd544cc38592.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Are there some foods that your body does not like? <BR> <BR> <em>372</em> Fresh garlic and raw onions have extremely unfortunate effects on my body. I also react to cooked carrots and red wine. Nothing life threatening - but uncomfortable enough for me to stay away from all of these. <em>181</em> Sat, 7 Jan 2017 04:54:50 EST QOD: 1/6/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65944248 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8d47d61c-1f7a-4278-90e3-92e137ffef33.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What are some of your favorite freggie add-ons to your salads? <BR> <BR> <em>277</em> I like all kinds of green salad. My newest add-ons have been fruits, like grapes, dried cranberries, fresh apples or pears. I also like adding a few slivered almonds or walnuts. <em>551</em> Fri, 6 Jan 2017 04:54:43 EST QOD: 1/5/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65936196 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c010b2df-447f-4d99-a403-acb45fda0ac4.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What reminds you to take a stretch break at work or at home? <BR> <BR> <em>412</em> I have a timer I can program to go off every 15 minutes and it won't stop until I turn it off. By putting it in another room I have to get up to get it to hush up!!!! Of course, this only works when I remember to set it in the first place. <em>246</em> Thu, 5 Jan 2017 04:08:54 EST QOD: 1/4/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65928421 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/bf1ef39e-a569-4b31-a6e2-ec5b5ce6609c.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What is one thing to give yourself credit for? <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> There are so many things I would like to give myself credit for - but it isn't easy. When I was growing up - giving credit was called "bragging" and frowned upon. Then I was told I had to earn the praise of other people. Well, it's nice when it comes, but it isn't anything I can make happen. Even whe... Wed, 4 Jan 2017 06:08:07 EST January A to Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10470x31050x65921526 A - auld lang syne Tue, 3 Jan 2017 08:57:32 EST QOD: 1-3-17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65920121 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/aa1cd27e-5767-4e18-8084-ab70fd8ce5ba.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The first Great Fruitcake Toss was held in Manitou Springs, Colorado on January 3, 1996. Each year the entrants compete to see who can hurl or toss their fruitcakes the farthest. <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> How far do you think you could toss a 2 pound fruitcake? <BR> <BR> <em>85</em> I'd like to say 25 feet (maybe if I get to count the distance it rolls). It's probably less - but isn't t... Tue, 3 Jan 2017 02:42:28 EST WEEK 1 SUPER SKIERS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x65918868 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... Mon, 2 Jan 2017 22:00:30 EST WEEK 1 SENSATIONAL SKATERS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x65918844 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... Mon, 2 Jan 2017 21:58:32 EST WEEK 1 - SENSATIONAL SKATERS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x65918837 <em>227</em> OOPS MY MISTAKE Mon, 2 Jan 2017 21:57:40 EST SUPER SKIERS JANUARY BSG CHALLENGE CHAT ROOM http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x65918755 Welcome SUPER SKIERS 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 s... Mon, 2 Jan 2017 21:50:07 EST SENSATIONAL SKATERS JANUARY BSG CHAT ROOM http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x65918676 SENSATIONAL SKATERS JANUARY BSG CHAT ROOM <BR> <BR> Welcome SENSATIONAL SKATERS 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 do... Mon, 2 Jan 2017 21:42:17 EST JANUARY 2017 BSG CHALLENGE TEAM MEMBERS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18195x31050x65918615 January BSG Teams <BR> <BR> SUPER SKIERS <BR> Barbie - <link> http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=B<BR>ARBIE176 </link> <BR> Cathy - <link> http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=C<BR>ATHYSFITLIFE </link> <BR> MiMi - <link> http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=T<BR>EACUP%5FSHORT </link> <BR> Dixie - <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=DI<BR>XIEFB </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> SENSATIONAL SKATERS <BR> <BR> CJ - <link> http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=C<BR>... Mon, 2 Jan 2017 21:36:07 EST ??? QUESTIONS ABOUT JANUARY 2017 BSG CHALLENGES ?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18195x31050x65918598 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> Mon, 2 Jan 2017 21:34:10 EST QOD 1/2/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65911463 January is National Thyroid Awareness month. <BR> <BR> Do you know anyone who is affected by thyroid disease? <BR> <BR> Yes, my maternal grandmother, my mother, and I all have (had) thyroid disease. My grandmother had a huge scar across her throat where she had to have a goiter removed. Thankfully mine was caught and treated early enough that I haven't required surgery. Mon, 2 Jan 2017 01:14:23 EST January Birthdays & Team News http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65910599 Below are the A&amp;I members who are celebrating <em>236</em> their birthdays this month. Show your A&amp;I Team Spirit <em>321</em> <em>215</em> by visiting their page to wish them a <em>383</em> ! <BR> <BR> <em>227</em> <em>303</em> DON’T POST A REPLY. Instead, give them a goody or post a comment on their page. <BR> <BR> 1 ~ JANUARY <BR> <BR> 01 — 1BLUEMAC <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=1B<BR>LUEMAC </link> <BR> <BR> 03 — RUBYROOTS4YOU <link>www.sparkpeo... Sun, 1 Jan 2017 22:38:46 EST QOD: 12/30-31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65890333 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e257311b-4b90-4c58-99ca-e7ce66524db2.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Looking back at 2016, what is one fun thing you did that you would like to do again in the new year? <BR> <BR> <em>268</em> I went to several beginning art classes through our local library. I would like to continue doing art in the coming year. Fri, 30 Dec 2016 04:02:23 EST QOD: 12/27-28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65871694 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e6fe26a9-715d-4ff7-9204-66efff74f37d.jpg"> <BR> <BR> At this time of year many of us turn our thoughts to examining our goals. Here is a Spark article that might help. <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motivat<BR>ion_articles.asp?id=124 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What is one goal you want to keep - or one you want to change? <BR> <BR> <em>521</em> "DO start small. DON’T focus on too many things at once. Try focusing on one go... Tue, 27 Dec 2016 04:19:38 EST QOD: 12/23-25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65850818 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/79d5b5e3-5fdb-4d76-8f1d-6601dea69cb3.png"> <BR> <BR> You can tune in to the 4 day Festival of Carols - streaming online at allclassical.org. <BR> <BR> This is our local arts radio station that streams worldwide. From now through Christmas day they will have all sorts of Christmas music - 24 hours per day. Hope you can tune in when you are online. <BR> <link>www.allclassical.org/ </link> <BR> <BR> At the moment I am listening to "Stille... Fri, 23 Dec 2016 04:10:13 EST JANUARY 2017 BUDDY SUPPORT GROUP SIGN-UP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18195x31050x65848800 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 TUESDAY, JANUARY 3 through MONDAY, JANUARY... Thu, 22 Dec 2016 17:15:32 EST WEEKLY QUESTION DECEMBER 18th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x65821648 <em>38</em> <BR> here we go now Christmas I is almost here between now and then lets see how many times we can get through the partridge in a pear tree one post at a time <em>381</em> <em>445</em> Sun, 18 Dec 2016 09:45:08 EST QOD: 12/17-18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65814108 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0a3af195-65f8-479d-9738-c07a46639c6f.jpg"> <BR> <BR> There are so many wonderful songs this time of year. <BR> <em>38</em> What song would you like to share? You can post as many times as you like and we can all enjoy the music. <BR> <BR> <em>425</em> I'll start with "Christmas Time is Here" from a Charlie Brown Christmas. <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPG3zSgm_Qo </link> Sat, 17 Dec 2016 04:38:33 EST QOD: 12/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65808029 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/64e1ce18-05f7-490b-b0b1-4c23c31d723e.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you know some of this delightful poem by heart? How far can you go in reciting it? <BR> <BR> <em>446</em> I remember reciting this in a grade school Christmas program and I still remember all of it. <BR> <BR> <em>460</em> "Happy Christmas to All, and to All a Good Night". <em>447</em> Fri, 16 Dec 2016 03:54:35 EST QOD: 12/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65804818 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4f6f7247-0a8f-41e3-b162-98ffcf50e33a.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What do you know about the Bill of Rights? Here's a link to a short quiz to help you. <link>www.nationaldaycalendar.com/bill-of-<BR>rights-day-december-15/ </link> Look for the little word "quiz". <BR> <BR> <em>195</em> I had forgotten a lot since high school when we studied it. After reading the notes on this link I did fairly well on the quiz. 8 out of 10. <BR> ... Thu, 15 Dec 2016 13:36:00 EST QOD: 12/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65795753 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4b266d3a-dabc-48b1-b542-50418d0af4b8.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Tis the season for soup. What was the last soup you ate? <BR> <BR> <em>481</em> African yam and peanut soup. <em>4</em> Wed, 14 Dec 2016 03:50:40 EST QOD: 12/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65789708 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4310618f-1e40-409e-826d-f1575d0c5a16.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Have you ever made a gingerbread house? <BR> <BR> <em>443</em> I've tried. The gingerbread parts turned out fine - but the frosting I used wouldn't hold up the candies so they slooowly slid off the roof and sides and landed on the plate. We enjoyed eating the pieces. <em>246</em> Tue, 13 Dec 2016 03:53:14 EST QOD: 12/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65783170 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6f59ad12-b10f-4758-8ca6-123e50933148.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Did/do you leave treats out for Santa? If so, what kind do you leave? <BR> <BR> <em>495</em> I think we left homemade cookies for Santa when I was little. I knew my daughter had caught on to her dad taking the role of Santa when she wanted to leave out a Pepsi and a bologna sandwich. She said that was what dad liked to eat. tee hee <em>222</em> Mon, 12 Dec 2016 02:38:12 EST QOD: 12/10-11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65775723 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/00871f32-f53a-4201-9529-e57a2cd87a20.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Is a wreath part of your holiday decorations? What is it like? <BR> <BR> <em>460</em> I like to get a fresh one like the picture above. We have holly so I include some sprigs. Sat, 10 Dec 2016 21:19:26 EST QOD: 12/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65774876 Today is Dewey Decimal System Day, Nobel Peace Prize Day and Human Rights Day. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8e76fa01-68f6-4951-a1c1-b81eeef58f80.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Do you remember using the Dewey Decimal System at the library? <BR> <BR> I remember having to look up in the card index's at the library for certain titles. Brings back a lot of memories from my school days. <em>149</em> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2c5d0365-5831-43... Sat, 10 Dec 2016 17:45:09 EST WEEKLLY QUESTION DECEMBER 10th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x65772751 <em>38</em> <BR> Do you buy your pets Christmas presents? <BR> Sat, 10 Dec 2016 11:09:05 EST QOD: 12/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65765088 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/65ea9c8d-1f25-4c4e-8966-dd3428487165.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Have you created snow people (sculptures)? What were they like? <BR> <BR> <em>444</em> It doesn't snow a lot where I live. (actually it did snow today). When it does snow I'm one of the people who is out there playing in it. I remember rolling up the balls to build the snow person and they got so big I could hardly lift the top one on for the head. My last snow sculpt... Fri, 9 Dec 2016 03:51:50 EST December A to Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10470x31050x65759804 A - angels Thu, 8 Dec 2016 09:30:23 EST QOD: 12/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65751726 Today is Letter Writing Day. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/cc0042e9-23c1-4b0f-b04a-534202cd3322.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Do you write any letter's by hand these days? I write a little note in cards I send to friends but I usually write actual letters to anyone. My grandpa used to always send a hand written letter in the Christmas cards he'd send out. I will miss that this year but I still have many of the letter's he's written over the years. I think I'll go through a... Wed, 7 Dec 2016 03:52:44 EST December Birthdays & Team News http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65739277 There doesn't seem to be any birthdays for the month of December. However If I missed anyone's special day, please let me know so we can be sure to celebrate with you! <em>334</em> Mon, 5 Dec 2016 07:57:16 EST QOD: 12/4-5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65732218 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/daab6dca-dda8-4bf5-b920-00780a8b9035.png"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> St. Nicholas Day is Dec. 6th. Have you or anyone you know celebrated this tradition? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1918208d-26d8-4dc9-843d-cc666850d197.jpg"> <BR> <BR> A friend has a St. Nicholas costume. He dresses up, bringing these cookies to the children at churches and telling the story of the kindness and generosity of this man who gave... Sun, 4 Dec 2016 04:29:48 EST SATURDAY WEEKLY QUESTION DECEMBER 3rd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x65728502 <em>38</em> <em>446</em> <BR> What are you looking forward to most this Christmas? Sat, 3 Dec 2016 12:19:07 EST QOD: 12/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65726230 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8b2f3ab2-c87d-4a44-a0ba-0464848b8e32.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What is one of the things you have accomplished that was on your list for this year? <BR> <BR> <em>314</em> I joined the YMCA. They have great adaptive exercise classes and equipment. Yay for me. <em>237</em> Sat, 3 Dec 2016 04:37:37 EST WEEK 4 CHALLENGES - ROSY REINDEER http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x65723438 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>207</em> Review and reflect <em>8</em> <BR> End of the year is here, most people have fallen away from their goals and healthy lifestyle. Our challenge for this month is to make sure that we are still incorporating... Fri, 2 Dec 2016 16:05:01 EST WEEK 4 CHALLENGES - SHINING STARS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x65723436 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>207</em> Review and reflect <em>8</em> <BR> End of the year is here, most people have fallen away from their goals and healthy lifestyle. Our challenge for this month is to make sure that we are still incorporating... Fri, 2 Dec 2016 16:04:27 EST WEEK 3 CHALLENGES - ROSY REINDEER http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x65723430 <BR> REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>207</em> Review and reflect <em>8</em> <BR> End of the year is here, most people have fallen away from their goals and healthy lifestyle. Our challenge for this month is to make sure that we are still incorpo... Fri, 2 Dec 2016 16:03:30 EST WEEK 3 CHALLENGES - SHINING STARS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x65723425 <BR> <BR> REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>207</em> Review and reflect <em>8</em> <BR> End of the year is here, most people have fallen away from their goals and healthy lifestyle. Our challenge for this month is to make sure that we are still i... Fri, 2 Dec 2016 16:02:30 EST WEEK 2 CHALLENGES - ROSY REINDEER http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x65723419 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>207</em> Review and reflect <em>8</em> <BR> End of the year is here, most people have fallen away from their goals and healthy lifestyle. Our challenge for this month is to make sure that we are still incorporating... Fri, 2 Dec 2016 16:01:43 EST WEEK 2 CHALLENGES - SHINING STARS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x65723415 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>207</em> Review and reflect <em>8</em> <BR> End of the year is here, most people have fallen away from their goals and healthy lifestyle. Our challenge for this month is to make sure that we are still incorporating... Fri, 2 Dec 2016 16:01:08 EST WEEK 1 CHALLENGES - ROSY REINDEER http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x65723386 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>207</em> Review and reflect <em>8</em> <BR> End of the year is here, most people have fallen away from their goals and healthy lifestyle. Our challenge for this month is to make sure that we are still incorporating... Fri, 2 Dec 2016 15:55:50 EST WEEK 1 CHALLENGES - SHINING STARS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x65723383 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>207</em> Review and reflect <em>8</em> <BR> End of the year is here, most people have fallen away from their goals and healthy lifestyle. Our challenge for this month is to make sure that we are still incorporating... Fri, 2 Dec 2016 15:55:12 EST ROSY REINDEER DECEMBER BSG CHAT ROOM http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x65723371 Welcome ROSY REINDEER to your chat room! <BR> <BR> Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. <BR> <BR> HELPFUL TIP: A little trick I learned that makes it easier to reply to individual members’ posts is to use Notepad or WordPad. What I do is restore down my screen (i.e., make it smaller and to the left or right) then, as I’m reading the posts, I type my response in one of those by using Name, xxx (I also save it so I don’t lose anything; I’m sure many of y... Fri, 2 Dec 2016 15:51:02 EST SHINING STARS DECEMBER BSG CHAT ROOM http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x65723343 Welcome SHINING STARS to your chat room! <BR> <BR> Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. <BR> <BR> HELPFUL TIP: A little trick I learned that makes it easier to reply to individual members’ posts is to use Notepad or WordPad. What I do is restore down my screen (i.e., make it smaller and to the left or right) then, as I’m reading the posts, I type my response in one of those by using Name, xxx (I also save it so I don’t lose anything; I’m sure many of y... Fri, 2 Dec 2016 15:47:18 EST QOD: 12/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65719720 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f7e9fac7-d204-49b4-a399-42ebf4bb0d0a.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What are your favorite Christmas movies? <BR> <BR> <em>272</em> Some of them are: Muppet Christmas Carol, Bishop's Wife, Miracle on 34th Street, It's a Wonderful Life and a really old movie called The Cheaters (it's on youtube) <em>445</em> Fri, 2 Dec 2016 03:54:16 EST ??? QUESTIONS ABOUT DECEMBER BSG CHALLENGE S??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18195x31050x65717211 Post any questions about the DECEMBER 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> Thu, 1 Dec 2016 17:47:22 EST DECEMBER 2016 BSG TEAM MEMBERS AND LINKS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18195x31050x65717184 SHINING STARS <BR> <BR> Cathy - <link> http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=C<BR>ATHYSFITLIFE </link> <BR> Amber - <link> http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=A<BR>LP1976 </link> <BR> Linda - <link> http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=1<BR>BLUEMAC </link> <BR> Debi - <link> http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=D<BR>EBI160NOW </link> <BR> Sheila - <link> http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=R<BR>BCFBC </link> <BR> KarenMarie - <link> http://www.sparkp... Thu, 1 Dec 2016 17:41:32 EST QOD: 12/1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65712380 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d206c830-5f93-4bc1-a332-a98053eb3a15.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Have you or your neighbors starting decorating for Christmas? <BR> <BR> <em>460</em> Lots of people have their lights up already. I will put up my Christmas wreath today and then decorate my windows later in the month. (I like to wait until Thanksgiving week is over) <em>425</em> Thu, 1 Dec 2016 02:06:15 EST QOD 11/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65712200 Today is National Mousse Day. Do you like mousse? <BR> <BR> I am not overly fond of mousse. I think it is the texture I don't particularly like. <BR> Thu, 1 Dec 2016 00:55:29 EST QOD 11/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65701214 Today is National Customer is Wrong Day. How do you feel about that? <BR> <BR> I was a little surprised to read this. While I don't think the customer is always right, I don't think it would benefit a store to think the customer is wrong always either. I think each case should be based on the circumstances for that particular incident. Tue, 29 Nov 2016 11:57:14 EST WEEKLY QUESTION NOVEMBER 26th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x65682992 <em>38</em> <BR> Now Christmas is nearly here what are you planning for your Christmas dinner do you go for the traditional turkey or something different? <em>429</em> <em>428</em> Sat, 26 Nov 2016 16:58:00 EST QOD 11/26-27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65682638 Tomorrow is Advent Sunday. What does Advent Sunday mean to you? <BR> <BR> In our church Advent Sunday is the first day of the liturgical year and the start of the season of Advent (or Christmas). Our pastor begins to wear violet-coloured or blue vestments on this day, and the first violet or blue Advent candle is lit. Sat, 26 Nov 2016 15:21:49 EST ******WINTER OR CHRISTMAS IMAGES****** http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10470x31050x65681868 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/852504fe-6134-4514-a21f-4362186212f3.jpg"> Sat, 26 Nov 2016 12:51:41 EST QOD: 11/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65674035 It's Black Friday!! Do you like to shop on this day with all the sales?? <BR> <BR> Not me, I hate crowds! We are traveling 9 hours today on our 2 day trip to PA. We traveled on Black Friday three years ago on our trip south to our new home in FL, and the traffic was surprisingly very light. We are hoping for the same today! Fri, 25 Nov 2016 06:19:52 EST QOD: 11/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65671126 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d63b7a21-0189-4010-a992-33cb89a5e92f.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Happy Thanksgiving!!!! Many of us having been sharing our gratitudes all month long. Is there any special greeting or blessing you would like to share today? <BR> <BR> I am blessed in so many ways, and every day I wake up I want to remember all that I have to be grateful for! Today I am especially thankful that our son is doing so well in his journey of sobriety (going on 8 months now!) ... Thu, 24 Nov 2016 12:12:30 EST QOD 11/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65668055 Today is national eat a cranberry day. Do you like cranberries? <BR> <BR> I do like cranberries and eat them especially at this time of the year. Wed, 23 Nov 2016 23:12:04 EST QOD 11/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65661112 What is your favorite food to be served at Thanksgiving? <BR> <BR> My family usually always has ham and scalloped potatoes and I love them. Tue, 22 Nov 2016 22:18:22 EST DECEMBER 2016 BSG (BUDDY SUPPORT GROUP) SIGN-UPS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18195x31050x65653462 Sign-Up FOR THE DECEMBER BSG Challenge <BR> DECEMBER BUDDY SUPPORT GROUP (BSG) CHALLENGE! <BR> <BR> <BR> It’s time to sign up for the DECEMBER BUDDY SUPPORT GROUP (BSG) CHALLENGE! <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>207</em> Review and Reflect <em>8</em> <BR> End of the year is here, most people have fallen away from their goals and healthy lifestyle. Our challenge for this month is to make sure that we are still incorporating all the things we have learned this year. Review your goals and habits fr... Mon, 21 Nov 2016 17:27:31 EST QOD 11/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65651507 Today is national pumpkin pie day. Do you like pumpkin pie? <BR> <BR> Pumpkin pie is one of my favorites at the holidays. Mon, 21 Nov 2016 11:23:52 EST WEEKLY QUESTION NOVEMBER 19th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x65639722 <em>38</em> <BR> Do you eat breakfast every day? <BR> do you like cereal? <BR> what kind? Sat, 19 Nov 2016 17:19:34 EST QOD: 11/19-20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65636349 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d279dca8-7f5e-4e8e-83c6-5f00076e01fe.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The Saturday before Thanksgiving is National Adoption Day, a collective, national effort to raise awareness of more than 100,000 children in foster care waiting for permanent and loving families. <BR> <BR> This annual, one-day event has made the dreams of thousands of children come true by working with policymakers, practitioners and advocates to finalize adoptions, and create and celebra... Sat, 19 Nov 2016 06:50:47 EST QOD: 11/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65630542 Happy 88th birthday to Mickey Mouse! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a54e650a-2b58-4aee-8479-6dde7615cdc9.jpeg"> <BR> Do you have any special memories of Mickey or Disney? <BR> <BR> I remember loving to watch The Mickey Mouse Club when I was little. Still can't get the song out of my head when I hear it! Watching this video puts a smile on my face! <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmn4zO6JfPo </link> <BR> <BR> I only went to Disney World once (so far), when Sean... Fri, 18 Nov 2016 08:53:41 EST QOD: 11/12-17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65626232 Do you use electronic greeting cards? <BR> <BR> There's nothing like a store bought or (even better) a homemade card sent to you in the mail or given to you by a loved one! But I do use electronic greeting cards at times. I have an account at <link>www.jacquielawson.com </link> They have beautiful, artistic animated cards that make you smile. I wish my mom would be able to use her iPad and email - I'd send her one every week! <BR> Thu, 17 Nov 2016 14:51:25 EST QOD 11/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65622289 Today is International Day for Tolerance. <BR> <BR> Do you consider yourself to be tolerant? <BR> <BR> For the most part I do consider myself a pretty tolerant person. However, one thing I really find myself lacking tolerance for is people and their cell phones. It especially irritates me when people act like they forget to silence their phones and then it rings, and also when people talk and text on their phones in public places such as stores and act like they are the only one in the stor... Thu, 17 Nov 2016 00:55:34 EST QOD 11/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65614879 Sorry I forgot to post the QOD yesterday. <BR> <BR> Today is America Recycles Day. What do you do to recycle? <BR> <BR> I probably don't recycle as much as I could, but I recycle magazines, newspapers, cardboard, plastic containers, and cans. Thankfully our trash company picks up recycling in addition to our trash. Tue, 15 Nov 2016 22:51:37 EST QOD: 11/12-13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65593819 November 13 is World Kindness Day - very appropriate for this whole week, I think, in light of what I am seeing in the news and on social media lately! Let's all focus on the kindnesses we see around us! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3975979a-83ce-4e11-968e-921d47bf6e08.jpg"> <BR> <BR> What is a random act of kindness that has recently been given to or by you? <BR> <BR> It's hard to pick just one when it comes to SparkPeople. I appreciate all the goodies I receive a... Sat, 12 Nov 2016 20:02:22 EST WEEKLY QUESTION NOVEMBER 12th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x65592533 <em>38</em> <BR> What is your earliest memory of food? Sat, 12 Nov 2016 15:09:11 EST QOD: 11/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65583039 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/58b54a04-7389-4e26-8cb4-a8a04ba8e5e2.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Is there anyone in particular you would like to thank today? <BR> <BR> I first want to thank our friend's son, Tyler who is currently deployed for six months on a submarine in the Pacific. I wish him and his fellow sailors safety during this time. <BR> <BR> I also want to thank all of my relatives and friends who are veterans: my dad, husband, great uncle, FIL, and friends, Ron and Steve. Fri, 11 Nov 2016 06:53:44 EST QOD: 11/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65577927 November 10 is Forget-Me-Not Day - a day to remember family, friends, and loved ones. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8b62fc50-e10f-4bf4-8993-0a140a5a9570.jpg"> <BR> <BR> People use this day to get in touch with family, friends and loved ones, especially those who we haven't seen in a while. <BR> <BR> Who is someone you have not seen or heard from in a while, who you could get in touch with today or in the near future? <BR> <BR> My best friend from high school,... Thu, 10 Nov 2016 09:48:55 EST QOD 11/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65572444 If you could be anywhere else right now, where would it be? Who would be with you? <BR> <BR> If I could be anywhere else right now I would be in Kauai with my friend Bob. Wed, 9 Nov 2016 12:51:40 EST QOD 11/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65565188 Today is ample time day. Ample means to have more than enough. <BR> <BR> Wouldn't it be nice to have ample time - more than enough time to get the things done that we would like to be able to get done? <BR> <BR> Do you have any tips for how to use your time more effectively to get the most time out of your day? <BR> <BR> I find that if I write down what I want to accomplish each day, it is much easier to make that happen. If I don't write them down, I will space off something I really want... Tue, 8 Nov 2016 11:01:36 EST QOD 11/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65558189 Today is National Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day. Do you like bittersweet chocolate with almonds? <BR> <BR> I am not overly fond of chocolate, but if I eat chocolate I do like it with almonds. I do not like bittersweet chocolate though. Mon, 7 Nov 2016 11:15:23 EST WEEKLY QUESTION NOVEMBER 5th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x65545574 <em>38</em> <BR> Do you feel inpowered as if you can take on the world when you get dressed up, you know have your hair done make up on... Sat, 5 Nov 2016 13:46:48 EST QOD: 11/5-6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65544837 The first Saturday in November is declared International Games Day! <BR> <BR> What games do you like to play and do you have any plans to play a game this weekend? Have fun playing!! <em>294</em> <em>278</em> <em>260</em> <em>292</em> <em>17</em> <em>266</em> <BR> <BR> I love to play games and grew up playing board games and card games with my family. Unfortunately my dh is not a games person, although he has been good about going out to play pinochle in our neighborhood o... Sat, 5 Nov 2016 11:00:12 EST November A to Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10470x31050x65541891 A - acorns Fri, 4 Nov 2016 22:24:26 EST QOD: 11/4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65537281 November is National Sleep Comfort Month! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3f4d415a-3da1-4928-ac94-922bbed171a8.jpeg"> <BR> How do you get the most comfortable/best sleep you can each night? <BR> <BR> I start out the night going to sleep on my left side facing out (I do go on my back sometimes, too.) I have one pillow and cover with a sheet and comforter - we have an overhead fan on, so I am usually cool enough. My legs are usually in a modified fetal position. Where ... Fri, 4 Nov 2016 08:12:39 EST WEEKLY QUESTION NOVEMBER 3RD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x65533979 Since this month is all about gratitude... <BR> <BR> What insights have you gained from your Spark People journey that you are grateful for? <BR> <BR> I am grateful to have learned that you need supportive and encouraging people around you while on your journey. You can do it alone but it's much harder. I've learned a lot of things from my Sparky Friends and am grateful to have all of you in my life on my journey even if we don't know each other outside of SP. <em>252</em> <em>223</em... Thu, 3 Nov 2016 17:35:12 EST QOD: 11/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65529724 The first Thursday in November is National Men Make Dinner Day! <BR> <BR> Do you know a man who is a good cook and if so, what is one of his specialties? <BR> <BR> My husband is a great cook! He makes so many delicious meals without a recipe that it's hard to choose just one specialty. I am going to say a chicken stir-fry though, since I am in the mood to have that for dinner tonight (with lots of fresh veggies!) <BR> <BR> Thu, 3 Nov 2016 05:38:03 EST WEEK 1 — Vibrant Chestnuts November BSG Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x65529453 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>465</em> November Focus: Gratitude <em>429</em> <BR> This month is all about being grateful. This month's challenge is to post (daily if possible) something that you are grateful for. <BR> <BR> <BR> NOTE: Week One ... Thu, 3 Nov 2016 01:47:02 EST WEEK 1 — Glowing Coppers November BSG Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x65529451 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>465</em> November Focus: Gratitude <em>429</em> <BR> This month is all about being grateful. This month's challenge is to post (daily if possible) something that you are grateful for. <BR> <BR> <BR> NOTE: Week One ... Thu, 3 Nov 2016 01:46:25 EST WEEK 2 — Vibrant Chestnuts November BSG Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x65529447 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>465</em> November Focus: Gratitude <em>429</em> <BR> This month is all about being grateful. This month's challenge is to post (daily if possible) something that you are grateful for. <BR> <BR> <BR> Here is your te... Thu, 3 Nov 2016 01:45:16 EST WEEK 2 — Glowing Coppers November BSG Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x65529445 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>465</em> November Focus: Gratitude <em>429</em> <BR> This month is all about being grateful. This month's challenge is to post (daily if possible) something that you are grateful for. <BR> <BR> <BR> Here is your te... Thu, 3 Nov 2016 01:44:45 EST WEEK 3 — Vibrant Chestnuts November BSG Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x65529433 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>465</em> November Focus: Gratitude <em>429</em> <BR> This month is all about being grateful. This month's challenge is to post (daily if possible) something that you are grateful for. <BR> <BR> <BR> Here is your te... Thu, 3 Nov 2016 01:41:59 EST WEEK 3 — Glowing Coppers November BSG Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x65529431 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>465</em> November Focus: Gratitude <em>429</em> <BR> This month is all about being grateful. This month's challenge is to post (daily if possible) something that you are grateful for. <BR> <BR> <BR> Here is your te... Thu, 3 Nov 2016 01:41:14 EST WEEK 4 — Vibrant Chestnuts November BSG Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x65529428 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>465</em> November Focus: Gratitude <em>429</em> <BR> This month is all about being grateful. This month's challenge is to post (daily if possible) something that you are grateful for. <BR> <BR> <BR> Here is your te... Thu, 3 Nov 2016 01:40:21 EST WEEK 4 — Glowing Coppers November BSG Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x65529426 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>465</em> November Focus: Gratitude <em>429</em> <BR> This month is all about being grateful. This month's challenge is to post (daily if possible) something that you are grateful for. <BR> <BR> <BR> Here is your te... Thu, 3 Nov 2016 01:39:47 EST VIBRANT CHESTNUTS NOVEMBER BSG CHAT ROOM http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x65529377 Welcome Vibrant Chestnuts to your chat room! <BR> <BR> <BR> Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. <BR> HELPFUL TIP: A little trick I learned that makes it easier to reply to individual members’ posts is to use Notepad or WordPad. What I do is restore down my screen (i.e., make it smaller and to the left or right) then, as I’m reading the posts, I type my response in one of those by using Name, xxx (I also save it so I don’t lose anything; I’m sure many... Thu, 3 Nov 2016 01:25:49 EST GLOWING COPPERS BUDDY SUPPORT GROUP CHAT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x65529340 <em>426</em> Glowing Coppers <BR> <BR> <BR> Welcome Glowing Coppers to your chat room! <BR> <BR> <BR> Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. <BR> HELPFUL TIP: A little trick I learned that makes it easier to reply to individual members’ posts is to use Notepad or WordPad. What I do is restore down my screen (i.e., make it smaller and to the left or right) then, as I’m reading the posts, I type my response in one of those by using Name, xxx (I also sa... Thu, 3 Nov 2016 01:09:39 EST NOVEMBER BSG TEAMS & LINKS TO MEMBERS' PAGES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18195x31050x65529273 NOVEMBER BSG TEAMS &amp; LINKS TO MEMBERS' PAGES <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>426</em> Glowing Coppers <BR> <BR> CATHYSFITLIFE <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> DBELLE39 <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=DB<BR>ELLE39 </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> AMYBRO1 <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.as<BR>p?id=AMYBRO1 </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> 2BSXYKITTEN <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=2B<BR>SXYKITTEN </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> BEFIT016 <... Thu, 3 Nov 2016 00:51:55 EST ???QUESTIONS ABOUT THE NOVEMBER BSG CHALLENGE??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18195x31050x65529229 ???? NOVEMBER BSG CHALLENGE ???? <BR> <BR> <BR> QUESTIONS ABOUT THE NOVEMBER BSG CHALLENGE <BR> <BR> <BR> Post any questions about the NOVEMBER 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> <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. Thu, 3 Nov 2016 00:41:17 EST QOD 11/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65524925 Today is National Deviled Eggs day. Do you like deviled eggs? <BR> <BR> I loved deviled eggs, but only the ones that just have mustard and vinegar. I've had ones that have other stuff in them and I do not like them. Wed, 2 Nov 2016 11:16:28 EST QOD 11/1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65519493 Today is NATIONAL AUTHOR’S DAY. Who is your favorite author? <BR> <BR> I have a few that I enjoy reading, Debbie Macomber, Karen Kingsbury, and Sherryl Woods are my three favorite though. <BR> <BR> Tue, 1 Nov 2016 17:19:32 EST November A & I Team Birthdays & Team News http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65513119 <BR> Below are the A&amp;I members who are celebrating   <em>236</em> their birthdays this month. Show your A&amp;I Team Spirit   <em>321</em>   <em>215</em> by visiting their page to wish them a <em>383</em> ! <BR> <em>227</em>   <em>303</em> DON’T POST A REPLY. Instead, give them a goody or post a comment on their page. <BR> <BR> <BR> 11 ~ NOVEMBER <BR> <BR> 02 - DANCIN2ANEWME (Chelsea)  <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=DA<BR>NCIN2ANEWME </link> <BR> <BR> 15—CANDYCANE2... Mon, 31 Oct 2016 20:35:52 EST QOD 10/31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65510207 In addition today being Halloween, it is National Caramel Apple day. Do you like Caramel Apples? <BR> <BR> I have tried Caramel Apples and I do like them, but I don't like that the caramel sticks to my teeth so I don't eat them. Mon, 31 Oct 2016 11:24:49 EST QOD 10/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65502307 As we are all from different parts of the globe and have different weather and climate, what is the forecast for your hometown today? <BR> <BR> Here in NC, we are starting out with a mild 55 degrees with the sun already shining. The high expected today is 80 with clear, sunny skies. Sun, 30 Oct 2016 09:00:50 EST QOD 10/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65496520 What is your favorite thing to do spending your time on Saturday? <BR> <BR> Mine is just getting out to breakfast and then visiting one of the local parks or beaches with my husband. It's our only day of the week to spend quality time together. Sat, 29 Oct 2016 11:23:37 EST QOD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65487850 Is there a chore you dread doing? <BR> <BR> I am not fond of any kind of house work, but I think cleaning the kitchen is what I dread the most. Fri, 28 Oct 2016 02:08:25 EST QOD 10/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65483957 Today is National Potato Day! <BR> <BR> What is your favorite way to eat potatoes? <BR> <BR> I don't eat potatoes much anymore, but I sometimes enjoy them in a potato salad. Thu, 27 Oct 2016 12:21:44 EST QOD 10/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65477548 Today, October 26th, is National Mincemeat Day which celebrates a sweet and tasty meat treat. For those of us that have had it before, we can revel in the great taste. For those of us who have never heard of Mincemeat, don't you think today would be a good time to get introduced to it!? <BR> <BR> Have you ever tried mincemeat pie? Do you like it? If not, would you try it? <BR> <BR> My mother loved mincemeat pie and when I was younger it was always available at the holidays. However, I do no... Wed, 26 Oct 2016 13:04:05 EST Simplified Challenge??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65474028 I know there are quite a few people who like doing the BSG (Buddy Support Group) Challenge each month. However, I also know there are also quite a few people who would love to do them but feel like they don't have the time to dedicate each day to doing each of the different aspects to the challenge. We (The Team Leaders), have talked about making a separate and much simpler challenge. So now our question is....what would you like to see in these simplified challenges each month?? Be honest ... Wed, 26 Oct 2016 00:17:05 EST QOD: 10/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65467873 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/895dfc5f-0671-411f-aa25-4c2d272c7c01.JPG"> <BR> <BR> Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I always schedule my mammogram this month. Today's the day for me! <BR> <BR> When was your last mammogram? <BR> <BR> <BR> Tue, 25 Oct 2016 07:19:57 EST NOVEMBER 2016 (BUDDY SUPPORT GROUP) BSG SIGN UP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18195x31050x65467121 Sign-Up FOR THE NOVEMBER BSG Challenge <BR> NOVEMBER BUDDY SUPPORT GROUP (BSG) CHALLENGE! <BR> <BR> <BR> It’s time to sign up for the NOVEMBER BUDDY SUPPORT GROUP (BSG) CHALLENGE! <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>465</em> November Focus: Gratitude <em>429</em> <BR> This month is all about being grateful. This month's challenge is to post (daily if possible) something that you are grateful for. <BR> <BR> <BR> If you’re not familiar with what a “BUDDY SUPPORT GROUP CHALLENGE” is, visit the followi... Tue, 25 Oct 2016 00:58:42 EST QOD'S 10/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65453779 With today being Sunday, it's a day of many things for me. A day of church activities, also getting to see my oldest daughter and 3 of my grandkids. After lunch I'll work on plans for menus &amp; things to do for the week. <BR> <BR> How will you spend your Sunday? Is it a busy day or a day to relax? Sun, 23 Oct 2016 07:52:24 EST WEEKLY QUESTION OCTOBER 22nd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x65450709 <em>38</em> <BR> What is your signature dish? you know the one you fall back on when you have visitors for dinner? Sat, 22 Oct 2016 18:12:39 EST QOD 10/22/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65447656 This morning I'm heading out for my eye examination which I do on an annual bases as recommended since I have Diabetes. I do wear glasses as I have an astigmatism &amp; also the last exam showed a small cataract forming. <BR> <BR> Do you have regular eye exams? If so how often &amp; do you have any issues that your Eye Doctor is monitoring for vision issues. Sat, 22 Oct 2016 08:04:39 EST QOD 10/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65443553 Do you decorate for fall, either in house or outside? <BR> <BR> When my husband, Bill, was alive, we did decorate outside some and a little bit inside as he loved Halloween. Now I am not much in decorating for fall or Halloween. Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:24:26 EST QOD: 10/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65433453 What is your favorite warm drink for a cold day? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/464b0f25-5e41-4eff-acd8-e31ed7ae3686.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Hot tea for sure. I don't drink hot coffee but I do have many varieties of tea to choose from and most are herbal teas. Thu, 20 Oct 2016 02:31:34 EST WEEKLY QUESTION 17th OCTOBER http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x65414553 <em>38</em> <BR> Do you have a bucket list? <BR> have you ticked many or any things off it? Mon, 17 Oct 2016 10:13:13 EST QOD: 10/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65409860 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5a89c686-f58f-4ce5-8c45-9ec8fcc42922.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Have you been to the ocean? Which one(s). What do you enjoy about the beach? <BR> <BR> <em>298</em> We are at the Oregon coast for the next few days. I love the sound of the waves and watching the endless vista looking out to sea. We will likely see some whales as well. I've also seen the Atlantic ocean but never stayed there. Sun, 16 Oct 2016 17:10:31 EST QOD: 10/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65405697 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a349f0f0-b655-4f1c-9fb8-eef4d7bb6a0f.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Have you ever been to a school carnival? What did you enjoy? <BR> <BR> <em>174</em> I went when my daughter was in grade school. There were lots of fun activities. One of the most popular was the dunk tank - especially when the principal was sitting on the spring board. The kids really enjoyed seeing him get dunked. I liked looping the animals like in the picture abov... Sun, 16 Oct 2016 03:25:07 EST QOD: 10/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65399481 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/80a9570c-b23b-4258-ac54-8f2e328450e1.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Are you cheering for any sports teams this fall? <BR> <BR> <em>321</em> I have close friends who are from San Francisco and Minnesota so I tend to follow their teams with them. Go 49ers, Go Vikings. <em>281</em> Sat, 15 Oct 2016 04:43:55 EST QOD: 10/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65392274 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2eae25f4-b121-404a-84ef-f9c7d65e4c3a.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What is your favorite egg-based recipe? <BR> <BR> <em>490</em> A super fast and easy breakfast is eggs-n-oats: <BR> <BR> <link>https://recipes.sparkpeople.com/reci<BR>pe-detail.asp?recipe=1043893 </link> <BR> I like mine sprinkled with cinnamon and served with applesauce. It tastes like french toast. Fri, 14 Oct 2016 02:43:39 EST QOD: 10/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65385617 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/fe1a5dbe-35d7-4f53-962d-bdedc2833e48.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> If you eat pizza - what is your favorite kind? <BR> <BR> <em>480</em> veggies, including artichokes and olives with white sauce. Thu, 13 Oct 2016 03:28:32 EST QOD: 10/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65378397 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7b15399e-14a4-41fd-8422-95b3120a1fc9.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> In keeping with this ghostly month - what famous person would you want to ghost write your life story? <BR> <BR> <em>423</em> I think I'd like Shakespeare -- <BR> Yea, verily, me thinketh my life would perchance more elegant be in old style English. LOL Wed, 12 Oct 2016 04:20:48 EST QOD: 10/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65371222 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3429de26-6bf9-4890-b38c-51931a187942.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>383</em> It's Eleanor Roosevelt's 132nd birthday. <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What do you remember about her words or her work? <BR> <BR> <em>272</em> I met her through quotes I read and a few radio broadcasts. <BR> Here is a link to a tv interview with her from1960's <BR> <link>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvjA<BR>KLT-DN0 </link> Tue, 11 Oct 2016 04:23:14 EST QOD: 10/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65363788 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/103ef172-df52-4336-97ce-759a3533e86b.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>636</em> Let's all send wishes to our Canadian Friends. <BR> <BR> <em>426</em> May your life be filled with peace and many reasons to give thanks. <BR> Happy Thanksgiving. <em>220</em> <BR> Mon, 10 Oct 2016 03:52:11 EST WEEKLY QUESTION OCTOBER 8th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x65355192 <em>38</em> <BR> Why do you <em>252</em> ? Sat, 8 Oct 2016 17:56:44 EST QOD: 10/8-9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65351798 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/21f1d231-a62c-472c-9a8a-26ab30719b7f.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> How will you spend some "me time" this week-end? <BR> <BR> <em>268</em> Saturday is the last of my ceramics classes. Doing art is one of my favorite ways to have "me time". Sat, 8 Oct 2016 04:51:02 EST QOD: 10/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65345285 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9100c639-43bc-47e8-a926-2776aa2f8c37.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Have you shopped online for grocery items? <BR> <BR> <em>341</em> I would rather shop locally, but there are two specialty gluten-free foods I get online because no stores sell them here. Fri, 7 Oct 2016 05:06:39 EST QOD: 10/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65338325 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/df6fc12c-2473-4629-a7d5-3a365d9fb361.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you read a newspaper? Is it delivered or is it online? <BR> <BR> <em>203</em> I used to read the paper (delivered) everyday. Now I get most of my news online. I like reading world news that way. There is a local paper which is fun to read and it comes once a week. <BR> Thu, 6 Oct 2016 03:45:58 EST QOD: 10/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65330655 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4daf527e-472d-4482-b77d-9f6240c917b2.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Did you have a teacher who especially inspired you? In what way? <BR> <BR> <em>150</em> I had a teacher who encouraged me to inquire and learn on my own. He said, "you know how to read, how to use a dictionary, and how to look up things you don't know. There is no limit to what you can learn." Wed, 5 Oct 2016 03:56:28 EST QOD: 10/4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65323048 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b8c30010-cc6d-4500-8c73-081621a196c5.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness<BR>_articles.asp?id=2171&amp;utm_source=s<BR>parkpeople&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;ut<BR>m_campaign=weekly-spar </link> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you do shoulder stretches? Spark shows some that can help shoulder pain. (See the link above). <BR> <BR> <em>403</em> I try to do shoulder stretches everyday. My shoulders remind me!!!! <BR> Al... Tue, 4 Oct 2016 03:08:35 EST Fall Images http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10470x31050x65315019 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/62237344-cf2a-4912-882b-ddb089636a3b.jpeg"> Mon, 3 Oct 2016 01:34:26 EST OCTOBER A&I TEAM BIRTHDAYS AND NEWS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65312981 Below are the A&amp;I members who are celebrating <em>236</em> their birthdays this month. Show your A&amp;I Team Spirit <em>321</em> <em>215</em> by visiting their page to wish them a <em>383</em> ! <BR> <em>227</em> <em>303</em> DON’T POST A REPLY. Instead, give them a goody or post a comment on their page. <BR> <BR> <BR> 10 ~ OCTOBER </link> <BR> <BR> 01 – WATCHMEGO! - <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.as<BR>p?id=WATCHMEGO! </link> <BR> 14—SHOYER - <link>www.... Sun, 2 Oct 2016 19:44:05 EST October A to Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10470x31050x65312351 A - apples! Sun, 2 Oct 2016 17:58:26 EST PERKY PUMPKINS OCTOBER CHATROOM http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x65308662 Welcome PERKY PUMPKINS to your chat room! <BR> <BR> <em>431</em> October Focus - Stretching &amp; relaxation <em>414</em> <BR> The holiday months are coming again, sometimes we don't take the time to relax before we get so busy. This month the challenge is to take sometime everyday to relax. Meditate, stretch or do some yoga each day. <BR> <BR> Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. <BR> HELPFUL TIP: A little trick I learned that makes it easier to ... Sun, 2 Oct 2016 08:15:19 EST SUPER SCARECROWS OCTOBER CHAT ROOM http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x65308614 Welcome SUPER SCARECROWS to your chat room! <BR> <BR> <em>431</em> October Focus - Stretching &amp; relaxation <em>414</em> <BR> The holiday months are coming again, sometimes we don't take the time to relax before we get so busy. This month the challenge is to take sometime everyday to relax. Meditate, stretch or do some yoga each day. <BR> <BR> Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. <BR> HELPFUL TIP: A little trick I learned that makes it easier ... Sun, 2 Oct 2016 08:08:29 EST OCTOBER BSG CHALLENGE MEMBERS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18195x31050x65308459 SUPER SCARECROWS <BR> <BR> Karenmarie - <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=CA<BR>NDOK1260 </link> <BR> CJ - <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=CJ<BR>WORDPLAY </link> <BR> Donna - <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=DB<BR>ELLE39 </link> <BR> Linda - <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=1B<BR>LUEMAC </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> PERKY PUMPKINS <BR> <BR> Michele - <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=BE<BR>FIT016 </link> <BR> Cathy - <link>www.sparkpeople.co... Sun, 2 Oct 2016 07:52:28 EST ???? QUESTIONS ABOUT BSG CHALLENGES OCTOBER ??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18195x31050x65308321 ???? OCTOBER BSG CHALLENGE ???? <BR> <BR> QUESTIONS ABOUT THE OCTOBER BSG CHALLENGE <BR> <BR> Post any questions about the OCTOBER 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, 2 Oct 2016 07:23:33 EST QOD: 10/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65307856 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/66359503-f27a-4566-b49a-b039ae36164e.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What is one way you are making progress? <BR> <BR> <em>206</em> I've been working on walking up and down stairs. I've gone from having trouble taking one step to being able to do 2 sets of 8 steps. <em>224</em> Sun, 2 Oct 2016 03:57:11 EST weekly question October 2nd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x65305585 <em>38</em> <BR> this weeks question is inspired by a blog by CJ what is your favourite workout song/ songs? and what is your all time favourite song? Sat, 1 Oct 2016 19:27:44 EST Super Scarecrows Week Four BSG Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x65304834 WEEK 4 <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> October Focus – <em>403</em> Stretching and relaxation <em>414</em> The holiday months are coming again. Sometimes we don't take the time to relax before we get so busy. This month the challenge is to tak... Sat, 1 Oct 2016 17:00:55 EST Perky Pumpkins Week Four BSG Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x65304818 WEEK 4 <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> October Focus – <em>403</em> Stretching and relaxation <em>414</em> The holiday months are coming again. Sometimes we don't take the time to relax before we get so busy. This month the challenge is to tak... Sat, 1 Oct 2016 16:57:48 EST Super Scarecrows Week Three BSG Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x65304788 WEEK 3 <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> October Focus – <em>403</em> Stretching and relaxation <em>414</em> The holiday months are coming again. Sometimes we don't take the time to relax before we get so busy. This month the challenge is to tak... Sat, 1 Oct 2016 16:51:15 EST Perky Pumpkins Week Three BSG Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x65304770 WEEK 3 <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> October Focus – <em>403</em> Stretching and relaxation <em>414</em> The holiday months are coming again. Sometimes we don't take the time to relax before we get so busy. This month the challenge is to tak... Sat, 1 Oct 2016 16:45:24 EST Super Scarecrows Week Two BSG Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x65304755 WEEK 2 <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> October Focus – <em>403</em> Stretching and relaxation <em>414</em> The holiday months are coming again. Sometimes we don't take the time to relax before we get so busy. This month the challenge is to take... Sat, 1 Oct 2016 16:40:17 EST Perky Pumpkins Week Two BSG Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x65304741 WEEK 2 <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> October Focus – <em>403</em> Stretching and relaxation <em>414</em> The holiday months are coming again. Sometimes we don't take the time to relax before we get so busy. This month the challenge is to take... Sat, 1 Oct 2016 16:37:19 EST Super Scarecrows Week One BSG Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x65304521 WEEK 1 <BR> <BR> REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> NOTE: Week One has more BONUS POINTS than the other weeks will. <BR> <BR> NOTE ABOUT BONUS A — ADDING YOUR NAME TO YOUR SIGNATURE LINE: If we’re going to be friends and support each other for the next month, w... Sat, 1 Oct 2016 16:01:39 EST Perky Pumpkins Week One BSG Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x65304480 WEEK 1 <BR> <BR> REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> NOTE: Week One has more BONUS POINTS than the other weeks will. <BR> <BR> NOTE ABOUT BONUS A — ADDING YOUR NAME TO YOUR SIGNATURE LINE: If we’re going to be friends and support each other for the next month, w... Sat, 1 Oct 2016 15:55:34 EST QOD: 9/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65293622 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3b1c64dc-8af0-47a8-842f-b1f1607764be.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Have you ever had a role on or off stage? What part did you play? <BR> <BR> <em>103</em> I had the opportunity to sing and dance in musicals such as Oklahoma and My Fair Lady. I also performed in Gilbert and Sullivan's Mikado and Pirates of Penzance. The only time I did actual opera was way in the back of the chorus in Aida. Rehearsing for a musical is super exercise! Fri, 30 Sep 2016 04:51:41 EST QOD: 9/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65286533 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/76d1b86a-f252-4b03-80f5-db83a4d51b69.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It's International Coffee Day. Many coffee places offer a free cup today! <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you drink coffee? Will you try to get coffee freebies today? <BR> <em>287</em> I used to drink a lot of coffee and I still like the flavor - but not the caffeine. <BR> I probably will not go for the freebies, but I think it's nice that the shops do this. Thu, 29 Sep 2016 03:27:08 EST OCTOBER 2016 BSG sign up http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18195x31050x65284579 SIGN UP for the OCTOBER 2016 BUDDY SUPPORT GROUP CHALLENGE! <BR> <BR> It’s time to sign up for the OCTOBER BUDDY SUPPORT GROUP (BSG) CHALLENGE! <BR> <BR> WHAT IS A BUDDY SUPPORT GROUP (BSG) CHALLENGE? Click on the link below to find out . <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes<BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x532<BR>00305 </link> <BR> <BR> BUDDY SUPPORT GROUP (BSG) TEAM CAPTAIN INFORMATION <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes<BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=... Wed, 28 Sep 2016 19:30:19 EST QOD: 9/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65279137 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/43907906-ca29-4cc8-965c-2e5a9cc6a581.gif"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you like hunny? What flavor(s) are your favorites? <BR> <BR> <em>87</em> Our local honeys are red clover and blackberry. I think blackberry is my favorite - it has a bit of a tang. Wed, 28 Sep 2016 04:02:51 EST QOD: 9/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65271818 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7455f50e-8f61-41df-8c12-6a1cfe798868.png"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Have you used a pedometer? Does it help? <BR> <BR> <em>311</em> Yes, I've used several. I'm not up to 10,000 steps these days but I set my own realistic goals. I think it helps me take extra steps during the day when I wear it. You know -- to get it up to the next marker. I lost my SparkTracker so I need to get another kind. Tue, 27 Sep 2016 02:57:46 EST QOD: 9/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65264223 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b692a450-810f-4eeb-9e5a-e6d3fda8c542.png"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What kind of weather are you having where you live? <BR> <BR> <em>67</em> We are getting everything from high 80's down to 50's. It changes every other day. (Today is 88 degrees) Every now and then we get some rain thrown in for good measure. Such is the change of seasons in Oregon <em>465</em> Mon, 26 Sep 2016 04:06:21 EST WEEKLY QUESTION 24 th SEPTEMBER http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x65250404 <em>38</em> <BR> Because this is the last weekly question of this month and as we have been concentrating on self esteem past few weeks I thought it would be fitting if I should set the last question about the monthly topic <BR> ----------------------------------------<BR>--------------------------------------<BR>--------------------------------------<BR>------------------- <BR> List 10 things you like about yourself Sat, 24 Sep 2016 07:04:24 EST QOD: 9/24-25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65249877 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ae477e77-9d17-423f-901b-c80467ef7fc2.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> The USA is celebrating Family Health and Fitness this week-end. Do you have family activities for healthy living? What do you enjoy? <BR> <BR> <em>311</em> My daughter and I enjoy walking together. We also like to share the cooking - adapting recipes to be healthier. Sat, 24 Sep 2016 02:29:00 EST QOD: 9/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65236074 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ee13896f-5465-406a-96ae-49423e996e1c.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What is your favorite fall color? <BR> <BR> <em>465</em> I especially like the bright scarlet leaves as they contrast with deep forest evergreens. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3b4df66a-fa4b-4000-87e7-d9c1da2e8eee.jpg"> Thu, 22 Sep 2016 03:42:06 EST QOD: 9/20-21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65228162 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e7963733-6781-4e78-a8e2-8c1ac1abe5cb.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> September 21 is International Day of Peace? What helps bring peace into your life? <BR> <BR> <em>335</em> Music is one thing that helps me become peaceful. When I feel grounded in peace in myself it is easier to approach other people with respect and compassion. Wed, 21 Sep 2016 01:36:38 EST QOD: 9/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65217327 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/703b09a6-b22f-463a-8a37-997f6520f94a.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you remember Beanie Babies? Did/Do you have any? <BR> <BR> <em>174</em> My daughter likes teddy bears so she has several Beanie Bears. I have a beanie turtle that keeps my computer company. Mon, 19 Sep 2016 13:33:20 EST QOD: 9/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65206480 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/11fb0ee0-1259-402d-8ff2-846e095f3bcb.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> If you could have dinner with any famous person, who would it be? <BR> <BR> <em>246</em> Carol Burnett. Wouldn't she be a kick? But then Cary Grant would be a super dinner companion too. : ) Sun, 18 Sep 2016 04:40:04 EST WEEKLY QUESTION 17th SEPTEMBER http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x65204085 <em>38</em> <BR> What is your ultimate fantasy? <BR> Sat, 17 Sep 2016 18:01:01 EST QOD: 9/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65197031 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/aa9a9be5-3476-4b34-92c4-318d42f866b7.gif"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What's your favorite thing about Friday? <BR> <BR> <em>272</em> We usually watch a dvd movie or spend time coloring or crafting. <em>268</em> Fri, 16 Sep 2016 15:01:51 EST QOD: 9/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65186074 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/597a03f6-a0c0-4c99-a5dd-a37f66896bc3.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Have you ever taken an online course? Did you like your experience? <BR> <BR> <em>17</em> I'm taking an online course right now - a writing workshop. I am learning a lot, but I miss actually meeting the other students. The feedback I get is very useful. And the best part of my course is - it is free! Thu, 15 Sep 2016 03:04:51 EST QOD: 9/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65178978 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/be0d6bc8-54e8-46d5-ad42-8ee75304ef7f.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What kind of relationship do you have with your scale? How often do you weigh yourself? <BR> <BR> <em>193</em> I use the scale at my doctor's office - it is accurate and not too close by so I don't get fanatical about weighing. It works out to be about once per month. Wed, 14 Sep 2016 04:46:08 EST QOD: 9/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65165041 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4db29ce1-32b6-4bb5-936f-6861f2540f14.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Have the leaves begun to change color where you live? <BR> <BR> <em>465</em> It is about a month early for Oregon - but we are beginning to see colors among the green. It looks a lot like the picture above. Mon, 12 Sep 2016 03:56:00 EST QOD: 10/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65158433 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9e2d1bbb-0e23-41e8-91ef-3805651a051d.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> How do you celebrate birthdays at your house? <BR> <BR> <em>383</em> This is a trick question because I'm celebrating my birthday. My daughter is hosting a party at a local restaurant with a 1950's theme - including old cars, music and malted milk shakes. Actually most of their food is super healthy so I've have lots of good choices available (probably not the malt). : ... Sun, 11 Sep 2016 02:48:33 EST SEPTEMBER 10th WEEKLY QUESTION http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x65153653 <em>38</em> What is your biggest ambition in life right now? Sat, 10 Sep 2016 09:56:59 EST QOD: 9/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65149999 What's your biggest struggle/challenge right now? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7f2c2427-6d15-413a-af66-b2b3d487dcd9.jpg"> <BR> <BR> My biggest struggle right now is hypothyroidism. I'm being treated for it and have been for years but I'm having lotsof symptoms that the medicine isn't controlling. I'm hoping that changing the dosage of my medicine just a little bit will help with my symptoms. Fri, 9 Sep 2016 18:52:10 EST QOD: 9/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65130553 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/15f7b1c9-d175-49e6-9ef2-6f8ec7589deb.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Have you ever worn eyeglasses? What kind? <BR> <BR> <em>464</em> I was in high school before my astigmatism was identified. Wow - what a dramatic change in my view of the world when I first got corrective glasses. I have never had frames that I could drink through like the ones in the picture - tee hee - but I do have some cool burgundy ones I use now. Wed, 7 Sep 2016 04:35:49 EST QOD: 9/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65115979 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/530f69cd-4a8b-4e03-a87f-9d86c20e14a3.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> If you are getting a long week-end - how are you spending your day? <BR> <BR> <em>272</em> There is a Film Festival in Portland. We are meeting friends for snacks and a movie. Mon, 5 Sep 2016 03:47:41 EST QOD: 9/3-4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65105318 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/11db1108-52a8-4d31-b032-a3ec5e90be65.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Mother Teresa is being honored as a person who has created many ripples. <BR> <em>38</em> Is there something she has done or said that you try to follow? <BR> <BR> <em>30</em> "Let us always meet each other with a smile, for a smile is the beginning of love." —Mother Teresa <em>220</em> Sat, 3 Sep 2016 11:56:20 EST SATURDAY 3rd SEPTEMBER> WEEKLY QUESTION http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x65104634 <em>38</em> <BR> What object of todays technology can you not live without? Sat, 3 Sep 2016 10:19:43 EST QOD: 9/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65096144 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9c8c272c-194a-498d-8076-c5704c72d0bf.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you like to exercise to music? If so, what kinds? <BR> <BR> <em>335</em> For cardio I enjoy rock &amp; roll and dance tunes. For yoga and stretching I like quiet instrumentals. Fri, 2 Sep 2016 03:45:05 EST SEPTEMBER A&I TEAM BIRTHDAYS AND NEWS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65095688 Below are the A&amp;I members who are celebrating <em>236</em> their birthdays this month. Show your A&amp;I Team Spirit <em>321</em> <em>215</em> by visiting their page to wish them a <em>383</em> ! <BR> <em>227</em> <em>303</em> DON’T POST A REPLY. Instead, give them a goody or post a comment on their page. <BR> <BR> <BR> SEPTEMBER <BR> <BR> 11—CJWORDPLAY— <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=CJ<BR>WORDPLAY </link> <BR> 14—KARALIANNE— <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypa... Fri, 2 Sep 2016 00:35:47 EST DANCING DAISIES SEPTEMBER CHAT ROOM http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x65091540 Welcome DANCING DAISIES to your chat room! <BR> <BR> Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. <BR> <BR> HELPFUL TIP: A little trick I learned that makes it easier to reply to individual members’ posts is to use Notepad or WordPad. What I do is restore down my screen (i.e., make it smaller and to the left or right) then, as I’m reading the posts, I type my response in one of those by using Name, xxx (I also save it so I don’t lose anything; I’m sure many of... Thu, 1 Sep 2016 12:34:53 EST HAPPY HYDRANGEAS SEPTEMBER CHAT ROOM http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x65091506 Welcome HAPPY HYRDRANGEAS to your chat room! <BR> <BR> Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. <BR> <BR> HELPFUL TIP: A little trick I learned that makes it easier to reply to individual members’ posts is to use Notepad or WordPad. What I do is restore down my screen (i.e., make it smaller and to the left or right) then, as I’m reading the posts, I type my response in one of those by using Name, xxx (I also save it so I don’t lose anything; I’m sure many ... Thu, 1 Sep 2016 12:28:55 EST SEPTEMBER 2016 BSG TEAM MEMBERS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18195x31050x65091485 HAPPY HYDRANGES <BR> CJ - <link> http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=C<BR>JWORDPLAY </link> <BR> Cathy - <link> http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=C<BR>ATHYSFITLIFE </link> <BR> Linda - <link> http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=1<BR>BLUEMAC </link> <BR> Linda - <link> http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=D<BR>IXIEFB </link> <BR> Debi - <link> http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=D<BR>EBI160NOW </link> <BR> Bonnie - <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage... Thu, 1 Sep 2016 12:25:46 EST ???? QUESTIONS ABOUT BSG CHALLENGES SEPTEMBER ???? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18195x31050x65091428 Post any questions about the SEPTEMBER BSG CHALLENGE here if you can't get your question answered in your team's chat and I or one of your other Team Leaders will post a reply as soon as possible! <BR> <BR> Do not send your question via spark-mail! Others may have the same question, so by posting your question here it will help everyone. <BR> Thu, 1 Sep 2016 12:13:07 EST QOD: 9/1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65088332 It's a new month - how about changing up your exercise/stretching routine? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/005a4b4a-a347-4502-8acf-3d8b3c8b4430.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Have you ever tried chair yoga? I am going to a gentle yoga class tomorrow afternoon. It is for beginners - which is me! <BR> <BR> Here's a link to 5 seated yoga poses you might like to try: <BR> <link>www.doyouyoga.com/5-chair-yoga-poses<BR>-for-yogis-of-all-ages-and-practice-le<BR>v... Thu, 1 Sep 2016 03:23:49 EST Happy Hydrangeas Week Four BSG Challenges http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x65088006 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <em>204</em> SEPTEMBER FOCUS: Self-esteem and keeping motivation <em>306</em> <BR> <BR> This month we are going to think about your own self-esteem! Are you confident? Do you think you have a good self-esteem and how to d... Thu, 1 Sep 2016 00:57:38 EST Dancing Daisies Week Four BSG Challenges http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x65087998 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <em>204</em> SEPTEMBER FOCUS: Self-esteem and keeping motivation <em>306</em> <BR> <BR> This month we are going to think about your own self-esteem! Are you confident? Do you think you have a good self-esteem and how to d... Thu, 1 Sep 2016 00:56:03 EST Dancing Daisies Week Three BSG Challenges http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x65087994 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <em>204</em> SEPTEMBER FOCUS: Self-esteem and keeping motivation <em>306</em> <BR> <BR> This month we are going to think about your own self-esteem! Are you confident? Do you think you have a good self-esteem and how to d... Thu, 1 Sep 2016 00:54:54 EST Happy Hydrangeas Week Three BSG Challenges http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x65087990 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <em>204</em> SEPTEMBER FOCUS: Self-esteem and keeping motivation <em>306</em> <BR> <BR> This month we are going to think about your own self-esteem! Are you confident? Do you think you have a good self-esteem and how to d... Thu, 1 Sep 2016 00:53:28 EST Dancing Daisies Week Two BSG Challenges http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x65087902 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <em>204</em> SEPTEMBER FOCUS: Self-esteem and keeping motivation <em>306</em> <BR> <BR> This month we are going to think about your own self-esteem! Are you confident? Do you think you have a good self-esteem and how to d... Thu, 1 Sep 2016 00:38:10 EST Happy Hydrangeas Week Two BSG Challenges http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x65087893 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <em>204</em> SEPTEMBER FOCUS: Self-esteem and keeping motivation <em>306</em> <BR> <BR> This month we are going to think about your own self-esteem! Are you confident? Do you think you have a good self-esteem and how to d... Thu, 1 Sep 2016 00:36:32 EST Dancing Daisies Week One BSG Challenges http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x65087890 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... Thu, 1 Sep 2016 00:35:20 EST Happy Hydrangeas Week One BSG Challenges http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x65087886 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... Thu, 1 Sep 2016 00:33:56 EST QOD: 8/31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65081178 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9d007092-dd62-463a-9597-273c63ec68bd.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> When is the first day of school where you live? <BR> <BR> <em>150</em> Our schools started last Monday, August 29th. Usually they wait until after Labor Day so they are getting a running start on the new school year. Wed, 31 Aug 2016 03:55:50 EST QOD: 8/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65074733 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/50955f6c-1a17-4b66-932d-dcbb01337546.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It's Toasted Marshmallow Day! <BR> <em>38</em> Have you toasted marshmallows over an open fire? <BR> <BR> <em>31</em> Summer nights at the beach - we always roasted hot dogs and then toasted marshmallows. My grandfather built a huge fireplace for his patio and made special wrought iron pokers to use for roasting goodies over the fire. aaahhh - memories. Tue, 30 Aug 2016 04:14:58 EST QOD: 8/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65067334 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/da97f28f-6710-4c93-82f2-43bed24b85d3.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you eat cheese? What are some of your favorites? <BR> <BR> <em>22</em> I'm eating much less cheese than I used to. Swiss and Cheddar used to be my favorites. Now I like herbed feta sprinkled on salad or scrambled eggs. Mon, 29 Aug 2016 03:58:45 EST SATURDAY 27th AUGUST WEEKLY QUESTION http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x65055811 <em>38</em> <BR> Which do you prefer? skirts and dresses or trousers. joggers leggings ,or jeans Sat, 27 Aug 2016 09:50:52 EST QOD: 8/26-27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65054561 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b7d3bbbe-f10d-4791-a3b9-76fe160f9478.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What is the night time sky like where you live? How many stars can you see when it is clear? <BR> <BR> <em>31</em> My area is suburban but I can travel a few miles and be in a more rural area. <BR> The moon is stunning - but I have to use a telescope if I want to see a lot of stars. Sat, 27 Aug 2016 03:53:41 EST September 2016 BSG Sign Up http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18195x31050x65051874 SIGN UP for the SEPTEMBER 2016 BUDDY SUPPORT GROUP CHALLENGE! <BR> <BR> It’s time to sign up for the SEPTEMBER BUDDY SUPPORT GROUP (BSG) CHALLENGE! <BR> <BR> WHAT IS A BUDDY SUPPORT GROUP (BSG) CHALLENGE? Click on the link below to find out . <link> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes<BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x532<BR>00305 </link> </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> BUDDY SUPPORT GROUP (BSG) TEAM CAPTAIN INFORMATION <link> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes<BR>sageboard_... Fri, 26 Aug 2016 17:07:32 EST QOD: 8/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65043521 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/93110f61-31f1-46a0-82b6-b5eb5bd8204f.png"> <BR> <BR> In the US we are celebrating our national parks today. <BR> <em>38</em> Have you visited any US national parks? Which ones would you like to visit? <BR> <BR> <em>434</em> Yes, I've visited Crater Lake, Yellowstone, Mt. Hood, Redwoods, etc. The next one I want to stay in is the Olympic National Forest in Washington. Thu, 25 Aug 2016 12:21:58 EST QOD: 8/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65039337 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1f451b87-500c-483e-afac-3504a659c31d.png"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What kinds of spices are your favorites? Is there one you want to try for the first time? <BR> <BR> <em>471</em> Pumpkin pie spice (cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg) is a favorite combination for me. It's great in soups and main dishes. I'm learning to use different kinds of curry - some aren't super hot - more savory. Wed, 24 Aug 2016 21:18:09 EST QOD: 8/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65027252 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/80ab2df4-43c8-448f-96b6-ebd476006d36.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Were you able to do some stretches today? What is a favorite? <BR> <BR> <em>401</em> I did upper body and hamstring stretches so far. A favorite of mine is the cat stretch - I like doing it in the water because it doesn't put any pressure on my knees. Tue, 23 Aug 2016 04:07:43 EST QOD: 8/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65020226 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ceb7d659-8d19-40d9-9c4f-c6fe002b5e5e.png"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Did you ever put a tooth under your pillow for the tooth fairy? <BR> <BR> <em>188</em> Oh, yes. I remember losing both my front teeth at the same time and the tooth fairy left me 50 cents and a Little Golden Book - Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Mon, 22 Aug 2016 04:19:34 EST WEEKLY QUESTION 20th AUGUST http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x65008460 <em>38</em> What is your greatest achievement in your life? Sat, 20 Aug 2016 09:29:56 EST QOD: 8/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65007046 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2a5c062b-1215-4974-b494-8d89fe44551f.jpg"> <BR> <BR> We've listed our fruits - now let's do veggies. <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What was the last fresh vegetable you ate? <BR> <BR> <em>69</em> I had steamed broccoli and cauliflower. So good when it's fresh. Sat, 20 Aug 2016 03:11:03 EST QOD: 8/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x64997453 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/38ebbbbb-74ab-4150-8477-b7872bef8bc7.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What kind of fresh fruit did you last eat? <BR> <BR> <em>4</em> Charentais melon - it's a small variety of cantalope grown locally. Very orange and sweet. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/28049539-93eb-4485-99ba-4bd399a7fbba.jpg"> Thu, 18 Aug 2016 14:56:04 EST QOD: 8/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x64991804 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c8e80483-7c3a-4c67-a7ac-5b6ba3a46ae1.gif"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Have you seen the cute Olympic Fruits on the Google start page? Which ones do you like? <BR> <BR> <em>299</em> Today's basketball one is clever. And I especially liked the little fruits swimming and dodging the little rubber duckies. <em>160</em> Wed, 17 Aug 2016 19:16:51 EST QOD: 8/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x64979985 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3b734d05-793c-439f-aa7d-f15d1e2cf88c.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you have a memory that brings a smile to your face? <BR> <BR> <em>174</em> My daughter gave her teddy bear a big kiss - she had just eaten chocolate - so she left a chocolate kiss mark on it's nose. That sweet bear looked so cute. Just thinking about it makes me smile. : ) Tue, 16 Aug 2016 02:56:35 EST QOD: 8/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x64973012 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e1e5896c-3f6e-4290-a353-21ff21651fa7.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Is there a housekeeping chore that you enjoy? <BR> <BR> <em>521</em> My ideas about cleaning and housekeeping have changed a lot over the years. As a child I hated having to do the dishes. Now I find that I actually like washing dishes by hand. (I'm not so excited about drying them). It's a good feeling to get them clean and the warm water feels good to my hands. Who... Mon, 15 Aug 2016 03:04:49 EST QOD: 8/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x64966390 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e8f74a9d-83e4-4ade-a3be-b64f2b61e483.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Have you ever heard that eating from red dishes helps you eat less? <BR> <BR> Spark has a video called "10 Weird Tricks to Prevent Overeating" that explains this and other tricks. Here is the link: <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/dailysp<BR>ark-videos-detail.asp?video=2 </link> <BR> <BR> Which of these tricks do you already use? Are there some you would like to try... Sun, 14 Aug 2016 01:23:19 EST QOD: 8/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x64960448 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9e682f1d-cbcd-4da3-9141-546e081d54b9.png"> <BR> <BR> It's Left-Handers Day! <BR> <em>38</em> Are you or anyone you know left-handed? <BR> <BR> <em>4</em> My mom was left-handed. She learned to write with either hand but she always ate with her left. I have several friends who are left-handed as well. Sat, 13 Aug 2016 04:18:33 EST QOD: 8/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x64953833 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7ff1fc66-0f7b-47b5-a374-3cc90b799f6f.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What is one thing you can do for yourself on this Fantastic Friday? <BR> <BR> <em>149</em> I am going to the library to get new books and a movie to watch tonight. <em>272</em> Fri, 12 Aug 2016 03:23:09 EST QOD: 8/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x64945808 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ca50c05d-c328-432b-94ce-fdd76ce5288c.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I'm happy to be back on this thread. And so very grateful to Amy (AMYBELLES) for stepping in to keep the QOD going. <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> How would you like to show your appreciate to Amy? <BR> <BR> I'm sending her a Personal Chef goodie. She won't have to cook unless she wants to. : ) Wed, 10 Aug 2016 21:08:03 EST QOD: 8/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x64943016 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5605fc2d-1ba6-4502-aa87-f8623b95eab8.jpg"> <BR> Dogs and cats do it every single day! You can do it today! Don't feel guilty! Today is National Lazy Day!!! <BR> <em>38</em> How can you celebrate by being a little lazy today? <BR> Here are some ideas (both serious and silly!) for all you workaholics who need some! <BR> <link>www.wikihow.com/Be-Lazy </link> <BR> <link>www.bustle.com/articles/176873-how-t<BR>o-celebrate-national-lazy-day-1... Wed, 10 Aug 2016 11:42:24 EST QOD: 8/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x64934543 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4a400668-26a3-47d6-bbff-23c4b23913e7.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Are you a lover of books? If so, who instilled that love in you? Any favorite early memories? <BR> <BR> My mom definitely was the one who fostered my love of books! From a very early age, I was read to (Little Golden Books bought from the grocery store and Dr, Suess books in the mail.) I went to the library with my mom and sister for many years and we shared a love of histor... Tue, 9 Aug 2016 08:28:56 EST QOD: 8/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x64930749 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/13bc7c1b-5695-4fda-93b4-8d8491516153.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you like to play card games? <BR> <BR> I have loved to play cards since I was a little girl and played War, Old Maid, Crazy Eights and Rummy. Nowadays I play Samba, Pinochle and Wizard. I also play Solitaire and Free Cell on my phone. Mon, 8 Aug 2016 16:32:34 EST QOW: 8/6-7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x64917441 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f30a2c40-8f3b-43d6-9a45-ba3512a0e123.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What is a habit you would like to change? <BR> <BR> Besides reducing my complaining, I would like to change my habit of falling asleep in the living room by going to bed when I am tired. Sat, 6 Aug 2016 16:28:29 EST AUGUST 6th WEEKLY QUESTION http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x64915239 <em>38</em> The Olympic games started today, if you could what sport would you do? <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d1eccb51-f7dd-4b14-8040-e748fdf6ebe9.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/44302868-6888-4929-8557-88d3414b99a3.jpg"> Sat, 6 Aug 2016 09:20:47 EST QOD: 8/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x64909745 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9b0fe7d5-2fc3-4ca9-8e28-caa6add592d0.png"> <BR> <em>38</em> The Summer Olympics start this weekend. Will you be watching? If so, what are your favorite events? <BR> <BR> I will tune in every now and then. I like to watch swimming, diving and gymnastics. Fri, 5 Aug 2016 10:32:27 EST QOD: 8/4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x64902059 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/88fd5213-f337-4f80-abb9-55554bc36c30.jpg"> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/726519e5-df38-4964-9b89-eca71c1454e6.jpg"> <BR> The first week in August is National Simplify Your Life Week. <BR> <em>38</em> What are some ways you simplify your life? <BR> <BR> We have done a lot to simplify our lives since we retired and moved to Florida. Downsizing to a smaller house and getting rid of a lot of "stuff" was a biggie. We do autom... Thu, 4 Aug 2016 09:04:08 EST QOD: 8/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x64896738 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6a1b9526-2839-4fd3-abf0-bb131b339e2e.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you have any travel plans or vacations from work in August? <BR> <BR> This is the first year in a very LONG time that we are not traveling in August. Last year at this time we were RVing in Maine. We can't go anywhere this year due to my shoulder surgery and I don't know how long the recuperation will be. Wed, 3 Aug 2016 13:11:40 EST QOD: 8/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x64890045 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3c491ff1-5537-4944-87af-64d1b243326b.jpg"> <BR> I ALMOST forgot to do the Question of the Day today! <BR> <BR> So on that note.... <BR> <em>38</em> What's your memory like? Have you forgotten anything important recently? How do you keep track of things you need to remember? <BR> <BR> I can't even begin to say all the things I have forgotten! Dave and I do use a family calendar on our phones to keep track of our appointments, birthdays, e... Tue, 2 Aug 2016 14:03:15 EST WEEK 2 — Mighty Meadowlarks August BSG Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x64886842 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>216</em> AUGUST FOCUS: Break it out!!! Daily fitness challenge <em>362</em> <BR> <em>228</em> MODIFY OR SWITCH OUT EXERCISES AS NEEDED!! LISTEN TO YOUR BODY!! <em>228</em> <BR> Week 2 <BR> Aug 11- 20 Mountain Climbe... Tue, 2 Aug 2016 02:03:23 EST WEEK 2 — Hardy Hummingbirds August BSG Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x64886841 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>216</em> AUGUST FOCUS: Break it out!!! Daily fitness challenge <em>362</em> <BR> <em>228</em> MODIFY OR SWITCH OUT EXERCISES AS NEEDED!! LISTEN TO YOUR BODY!! <em>228</em> <BR> Week 2 <BR> Aug 11- 20 Mountain Climbe... Tue, 2 Aug 2016 02:02:47 EST WEEK 3 — Mighty Meadowlarks August BSG Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x64886837 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>216</em> AUGUST FOCUS: Break it out!!! Daily fitness challenge <em>362</em> <BR> <em>228</em> MODIFY OR SWITCH OUT EXERCISES AS NEEDED!! LISTEN TO YOUR BODY!! <em>228</em> <BR> Week 2 <BR> Aug 18- 10 Bicep curls (ea... Tue, 2 Aug 2016 02:01:50 EST WEEK 3 —Hardy Hummingbirds August BSG Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x64886833 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>216</em> AUGUST FOCUS: Break it out!!! Daily fitness challenge <em>362</em> <BR> <em>228</em> MODIFY OR SWITCH OUT EXERCISES AS NEEDED!! LISTEN TO YOUR BODY!! <em>228</em> <BR> Week 3 <BR> Aug 18- 10 Bicep curls (ea... Tue, 2 Aug 2016 02:01:05 EST WEEK 4 — Mighty Meadowlarks August BSG Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x64886832 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>216</em> AUGUST FOCUS: Break it out!!! Daily fitness challenge <em>362</em> <BR> <em>228</em> MODIFY OR SWITCH OUT EXERCISES AS NEEDED!! LISTEN TO YOUR BODY!! <em>228</em> <BR> Week 2 <BR> Aug 25- 20 Bicep curls (ea... Tue, 2 Aug 2016 02:00:11 EST WEEK 4 — Hardy Hummingbirds August BSG Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x64886831 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>216</em> AUGUST FOCUS: Break it out!!! Daily fitness challenge <em>362</em> <BR> <em>228</em> MODIFY OR SWITCH OUT EXERCISES AS NEEDED!! LISTEN TO YOUR BODY!! <em>228</em> <BR> Week 2 <BR> Aug 25- 20 Bicep curls (ea... Tue, 2 Aug 2016 01:59:25 EST AUGUST A&I TEAM NEWS AND BIRTHDAYS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x64881463 Below are the A&amp;I members who are celebrating <em>236</em> their birthdays this month. Show your A&amp;I Team Spirit <em>321</em> <em>215</em> by visiting their page to wish them a <em>383</em> ! <BR> <em>227</em> <em>303</em> DON’T POST A REPLY. Instead, give them a goody or post a comment on their page. <BR> <BR> 8 ~ AUGUST <BR> <BR> 09 — HAPPYWOMEN16 — <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=HA<BR>PPYWOMEN16 </link> <BR> 11 — CATHYGETSFIT— <link>www.sparkpeople.co... Mon, 1 Aug 2016 10:57:44 EST QOD: 8/1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x64879420 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c80af6cd-72ee-4c20-8e9e-f1c166153064.jpeg"> <BR> Best wishes for a wonderful month ahead, Everyone! <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What is something you are looking forward to this month? <BR> <BR> I am anxious to get my shoulder surgery done, so I can start rehabilitation and eventually be able to use my arm to exercise again! <BR> <BR> Mon, 1 Aug 2016 06:45:13 EST WEEK 1 — Mighty Meadowlarks August BSG Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x64878949 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 Aug 2016 02:54:03 EST WEEK 1 — Hardy Hummingbirds August BSG Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x64878947 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 Aug 2016 02:53:26 EST Mighty Meadowlarkds AUGUST BSG CHAT ROOM http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x64878943 <em>220</em> Welcome Mighty Meadowlarks to your chat room! <BR> <BR> Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. <BR> HELPFUL TIP: A little trick I learned that makes it easier to reply to individual members’ posts is to use Notepad or WordPad. What I do is restore down my screen (i.e., make it smaller and to the left or right) then, as I’m reading the posts, I type my response in one of those by using Name, xxx (I also save it so I don’t lose anything; I’m ... Mon, 1 Aug 2016 02:51:01 EST Hardy Hummingbirds AUGUST BUDDY SUPPORT GROUP CHAT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x64878889 Hardy Hummingbirds AUGUST BSG CHAT ROOM <BR> <BR> <em>361</em> Welcome Hardy Hummingbirds to your chat room! <BR> <BR> Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. <BR> HELPFUL TIP: A little trick I learned that makes it easier to reply to individual members’ posts is to use Notepad or WordPad. What I do is restore down my screen (i.e., make it smaller and to the left or right) then, as I’m reading the posts, I type my response in one of those by using Name... Mon, 1 Aug 2016 02:23:53 EST AUGUST 2016 BSG TEAM MEMBERS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18195x31050x64878888 AUGUST BSG TEAMS &amp; LINKS TO MEMBERS' PAGES <BR> <BR> <em>361</em> Hardy Hummingbirds <BR> <BR> CJWORDPLAY <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=CJ<BR>WORDPLAY </link> <BR> <BR> AMYBELLES <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.as<BR>p?id=AMYBELLES </link> <BR> <BR> CANDOK1260 <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.as<BR>p?id=CANDOK1260 </link> <BR> <BR> ERCELLAJS <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.as<BR>p?id=ERCELLAJS </link> <BR> <BR> CATHYSFI... Mon, 1 Aug 2016 02:23:09 EST ???QUESTIONS ABOUT THE AUGUST BSG CHALLENGE??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18195x31050x64878847 ???? AUGUST BSG CHALLENGE ???? <BR> <BR> QUESTIONS ABOUT THE AUGUST BSG CHALLENGE <BR> <BR> Post any questions about the AUGUST 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> Mon, 1 Aug 2016 01:56:31 EST SATURDAY JULY 30th WEEKLY QUESTION http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x64868567 <em>38</em> When you go out for a meal which do you prefer, <BR> 1 starter, main and sweet <BR> 2 skip the starter so you can have a sweet <BR> 3 have a starter instead of a sweet Sat, 30 Jul 2016 11:43:31 EST QOW: 7/30-31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x64866985 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d0eb4577-695d-4073-944b-971d1b1930cf.jpeg"> <BR> Can you believe that it's already the end of July?!? What were you proud of accomplishing this month? <BR> <BR> I am happy that I joined Weight Watchers with a group of my neighbors. I lost 3.5 pounds so far! Sat, 30 Jul 2016 07:47:08 EST QOD: 7/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x64860983 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0fc8d0a3-31c8-4f7e-b839-cebf01bbab0e.jpeg"> <BR> <em>38</em> What is something on your "to-do list" that you have been procrastinating doing? It may help to make a commitment to do it here! <BR> <BR> I definitely have one that's been on my list for a long time now-cleaning out my clothes closet, I need to go through all my clothes and decide which ones need to go in the donation bag! I commit to doing it this weekend! <em>224</em> Fri, 29 Jul 2016 08:45:44 EST QOD: 7/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x64854081 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/37464b54-d97e-414f-9d20-27df85266881.jpg"> <BR> <em>38</em> What did you have for breakfast this morning? <BR> <BR> I had vanilla Greek yogurt with blueberries, almonds and cinnamon. Yum! 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