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: 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 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 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 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 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! Thu, 28 Jul 2016 08:18:15 EST AUGUST 2016 BSG SIGN UP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18195x31050x64852998 Sign-Up FOR THE AUGUST BSG Challenge <BR> AUGUST BUDDY SUPPORT GROUP (BSG) CHALLENGE! <BR> <BR> It’s time to sign up for the AUGUST 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.sparkpeople.com... Thu, 28 Jul 2016 00:38:58 EST QOD: 7/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x64849558 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e10ba9a9-2d94-4881-90c3-548a60c56be7.jpeg"> <BR> <em>38</em> Have you been spending time in a swimming pool this summer? If yes, what do you like to do in the pool? Do you have a favorite swimming stroke to use? <BR> <BR> I love to go in the pool in the summer. Here in Florida the pool water gets very warm in the afternoon and is not very refreshing, so I go in the morning and do pool walking with a friend. I do like to swim and go to water ... Wed, 27 Jul 2016 13:21:30 EST QOD: 7/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x64842136 <em>38</em> What kind of food do you like to eat on hot, summer days? <BR> <BR> I eat more fruit in the summer than any other season. My favorites are berries and melon. Here is a picture of a summer fruit kebob that looks delicious and would be perfect for a cookout with family or friends. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9c563a73-0046-44e5-bca5-6cd65e7acf58.jpeg"> Tue, 26 Jul 2016 11:14:20 EST QOD: 7/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x64834173 <em>38</em> What home have you lived in the longest? <BR> <BR> I lived in a two story colonial style home in southeastern PA for 24 years! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6e851e36-a5a7-42c1-a8d9-b636228b9681.jpg"> <BR> Mon, 25 Jul 2016 09:15:16 EST QOD: 7/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x64829905 The fourth Sunday of July in the US (since 1994) is designated Parents' Day (I had no idea!!!) <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/845b57ce-c0a4-4070-bc8f-c5d974a88587.jpg"> <BR> <em>38</em> What is some great advice you have received from your parents? Or... what are some words of wisdom you have taught your children? <BR> <BR> My parents taught me never to go to bed angry. If you have a disagreement, work it out before you go to sleep. They lived by that rule and I t... Sun, 24 Jul 2016 13:53:12 EST WEEKLY QUESTION JUNE 23rd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x64823573 <em>38</em> <BR> What is your guilty pleasure? Sat, 23 Jul 2016 12:23:12 EST QOD: 7/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x64821472 Hooray! Did you know that July 23rd was National Vanilla Ice Cream Day? <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d47aeaf5-cd33-4af4-984e-fcef84c1248e.jpg"> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you ever indulge in a scoop or two? If so, what is your favorite flavor and brand? Do you have any childhood memories of ice cream? <BR> <BR> I do occasionally have ice cream now, but just a small scoop. I like vanilla bean on top of pie or a brownie for a special treat but my favorite flavor is cof... Sat, 23 Jul 2016 07:03:27 EST QOD: 7/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x64815177 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2f4fd763-c638-461b-8079-86277bdfab84.jpg"> <BR> <em>38</em> Where do you go when you want or need some alone time? <BR> <BR> This has been a dilemma for me, since Dave is retired now, and we live in a small house. Right now I sometimes go in our bedroom and sit in a big leather chair for some alone time. After summer is over, I will make sure I find a place to take a meditative walk. Fri, 22 Jul 2016 06:57:09 EST QOD: 7/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x64808854 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ae3afc98-4990-46e2-a65f-ecce117daaa8.jpg"> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/22bb0ac9-9d8f-4ff0-a42f-1d0bfadfc0b7.gif"> <BR> <BR> We all know that to have a healthy life, we need to take care of ourselves. Eating healthy foods, exercising, drinking lots of water and getting a proper amount of sleep are examples of physical self-care. <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What self-care activity have you done recently to meet your mental, ... Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:31:21 EST SATURDAY 16th JULY WEEKLY QUESTION http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x64779137 <em>38</em> <BR> What makes you angry? Sat, 16 Jul 2016 17:25:37 EST QOD: 7/16-17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x64775441 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2fee479c-c802-47d1-a131-11df41664814.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What is one of your favorite snacks? You can post more than once. <BR> <BR> <em>267</em> sweet peppers and hummus Sat, 16 Jul 2016 03:42:53 EST QOD: 7/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x64762380 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9e4c3da5-54f7-4285-85b4-aa5220307783.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Have you ever played tennis? Are you following the championships? <BR> <BR> <em>260</em> I'm afraid I'm much better at watching tennis than playing. I remember trying it in high school. I got a lot of exercise running after all the balls I missed. <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> I haven't watched the Wimbledon games but I'm keeping track of the results online. Thu, 14 Jul 2016 03:07:06 EST QOD: 7/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x64755464 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/42a02b73-45a5-4636-a314-2238dc1101ef.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you eat soup in the summer? Do you prefer warm or cold summer soups? <BR> <BR> <em>481</em> Yes, I like to eat soup all year round. I make a everything I can find vegetable soup that is good either hot or cold. It's a great way to be sure I get my veggies. Wed, 13 Jul 2016 03:42:29 EST QOD: 7/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x64740547 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e554e97f-5b85-4f83-863a-26c5089dc684.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Have you ever made a sand castle? What did it look like? <BR> <BR> <em>298</em> Yes, I've made sand castles. My first one was a real castle style including a moat. It looked okay until I put water in the moat. (oh, my - it melted fast!) Mon, 11 Jul 2016 03:16:24 EST QOD: 7/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x64733742 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d07b18d7-50b6-4045-ba24-c53f04f3ec4f.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>30</em> Yes, I started the day by smiling at myself in the mirror! And here are some special smiles just for you. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/55e84f44-224c-4198-8e81-f76a751aac45.jpg"> Sun, 10 Jul 2016 03:16:46 EST WEEKLY QUESTION 9th JULY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x64729851 <em>38</em> What makes you sad? <em>39</em> Sat, 9 Jul 2016 12:29:24 EST QOD: 7/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x64727145 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4af75d42-088f-4201-be53-e9e0cb982b0b.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> How did you learn to whistle? Do you still whistle now? <BR> <BR> My grandfather whistled and I liked the sound. I remember trying really hard and I couldn't do it and then one day I just relaxed and out popped a whistle! WooHoo. I like to whistle - but I generally do it when alone. I laugh when I catch myself doing the song - Whistle While You Work! : ) Sat, 9 Jul 2016 02:39:23 EST QOD: 7/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x64720318 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0a3cfce9-5eed-45c0-ae06-51d6f2b3c165.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> If you could be on stage with a Muppet character - which one would it be? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1ce6c725-83b6-4e3a-8494-ff1bd4a763d6.jpg"> <BR> I'd choose Kermit - because he's both funny and tenderhearted. (just like me) teehee Fri, 8 Jul 2016 03:14:31 EST QOD: 7/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x64713211 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/47b707b6-0c9e-4263-a8b5-c80a0f6a5f77.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What has made you smile this week? (you can post as often as you like) <BR> <BR> I found some pictures from college choir tours. Such happy times. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4ba287da-fcac-4e0b-9857-bd7c27c52647.jpg"> Thu, 7 Jul 2016 03:57:55 EST QOD: 7/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x64705704 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5f02019b-5dde-4319-afd9-00dcf939d5fc.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Are you following the space probe, Juno, now that it has arrived near Jupiter? <BR> <BR> Yes. My scientist daughter found an app @ NASA'S EYES that shows Juno's location. Fascinating. Wed, 6 Jul 2016 03:47:18 EST JULY WEEK ONE QUESTION http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x64692266 <em>38</em> What makes you smile? <em>41</em> Mon, 4 Jul 2016 07:29:34 EST QOD: 7/2-4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x64678135 With Canada Day and Independence Day lots of folks are getting together this week-end. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/670779ac-22e3-44c4-93b3-30e5dd6c6308.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Have you been to a gathering where people played silly outdoor games? Let's see how many we can remember. You can post more than once. <BR> <BR> <em>367</em> I remember a race where you put the handle of a spoon in your mouth and then carried a potato in the bowl of the spoo... Sat, 2 Jul 2016 03:59:09 EST JULY A&I TEAM NEWS AND BIRTHDAYS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x64677915 Below are the A&amp;I members who are celebrating emoticon their birthdays this month. Show your A&amp;I Team Spirit emoticon emoticon by visiting their page to wish them a emoticon ! <BR> emoticon emoticon DON’T POST A REPLY. Instead, give them a goody or post a comment on their page. <BR> <BR> JULY <BR> <BR> 5 — 2BSXYKITTEN - <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=2B<BR>SXYKITTEN </link> <BR> 8 — GUISBROGAL - <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=GU<BR>ISBROGAL </link> <BR> ... Sat, 2 Jul 2016 01:29:30 EST Week 4 - SPIRITED SWIMMERS JULY BSG CHALLENGES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x64674601 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> Here is your template to copy and paste into a reply in this thread. <BR> <BR> <em>55</em> <em>55</em> <em>55</em> <em>55</em> <em>55</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> ****************************************<BR>*************... Fri, 1 Jul 2016 15:04:48 EST Week 4 - COURAGEOUS CYCLERS JULY BSG CHALLENGES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x64674594 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> Here is your template to copy and paste into a reply in this thread. <BR> <BR> <em>55</em> <em>55</em> <em>55</em> <em>55</em> <em>55</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> ****************************************<BR>*************... Fri, 1 Jul 2016 15:04:00 EST Week 3 - SPIRITED SWIMMERS JULY BSG CHALLENGES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x64674588 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> Here is your template to copy and paste into a reply in this thread. <BR> <BR> <em>55</em> <em>55</em> <em>55</em> <em>55</em> <em>55</em> <BR> <BR> ****************************************<BR>*************************... Fri, 1 Jul 2016 15:03:05 EST Week 3 - COURAGEOUS CYCLERS JULY BSG CHALLENGES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x64674585 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> Here is your template to copy and paste into a reply in this thread. <BR> <BR> <em>55</em> <em>55</em> <em>55</em> <em>55</em> <em>55</em> <BR> <BR> ****************************************<BR>*************************... Fri, 1 Jul 2016 15:02:27 EST Week 2 - SPIRITED SWIMMERS JULY BSG CHALLENGES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x64674577 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> Here is your template to copy and paste into a reply in this thread. <BR> <BR> <em>55</em> <em>55</em> <em>55</em> <em>55</em> <em>55</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> ****************************************<BR>*******************... Fri, 1 Jul 2016 15:00:22 EST Week 2 - COURAGEOUS CYCLERS JULY BSG CHALLENGES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x64674571 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> Here is your template to copy and paste into a reply in this thread. <BR> <BR> <em>55</em> <em>55</em> <em>55</em> <em>55</em> <em>55</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> ****************************************<BR>*******************... Fri, 1 Jul 2016 14:59:40 EST Week 1 - SPIRITED SWIMMERS BSG CHALLENGES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x64674488 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> 1. 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 eac... Fri, 1 Jul 2016 14:43:35 EST Week 1 - COURAGEOUS CYCLERS BSG CHALLENGES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x64674482 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> 1. 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 eac... Fri, 1 Jul 2016 14:42:43 EST ???? JULY 2016 QUESTIONS ABOUT BSG CHALLENGE ???? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18195x31050x64674382 QUESTIONS ABOUT THE JULY BSG CHALLENGE <BR> <BR> Post any questions about the JULY 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> Fri, 1 Jul 2016 14:22:48 EST JULY 2016 TEAM MEMBERS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18195x31050x64674367 SPIRITED SWIMMERS <BR> Dixie - <link> http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=D<BR>IXIEFB </link> <BR> KarenMarie - <link> http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=C<BR>ANDOK1260 </link> <BR> Cathy - <link> http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=C<BR>ATHYSFITLIFE </link> <BR> Donna - <link> http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=D<BR>BELLE39 </link> <BR> Barbie - <link> http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=B<BR>ARBIE176 </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> COURAGEOUS CYCLERS ... Fri, 1 Jul 2016 14:19:51 EST COURAGEOUS CYCLERS JULY BSG CHAT ROOM http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x64674361 Welcome COURAGEOUS CYCLERS 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... Fri, 1 Jul 2016 14:18:50 EST SPIRITED SWIMMERS JULY BSG CHAT ROOM http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x64674340 Welcome SPIRITED SWIMMERS 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 ... Fri, 1 Jul 2016 14:16:10 EST QOD: 7/1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x64670521 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7d840d87-2bbb-4f58-8aac-ee5affbcde8e.jpg"> <BR> <BR> July is Ice Cream Month <BR> <em>38</em> What ice cream flavor(s) do you enjoy? Have you ever made your own ice cream? <BR> <BR> <em>76</em> Years ago when I was eating ice cream I liked Mocha Almond Fudge. When we made our own we used fresh peaches and it was great. Now I like making the Spark recipe for Banana "ice cream" made with just frozen bananas. yum Fri, 1 Jul 2016 03:02:37 EST QOD: 6/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x64663628 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/13edbf88-464e-4013-90c7-2e3105c06da5.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> How do you prefer to eat veggies - raw or cooked? <BR> <BR> <em>550</em> For salads - I like most veggies raw. My favorite way to cook veggies these days is to roast them. We had roasted gingered parsnips for dinner. Thu, 30 Jun 2016 05:34:46 EST QOD: 6/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x64656035 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5eba3330-d517-440a-99e8-7e980b3cfaa3.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Who would you like to send a hug to today? <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> I'm sending a virtual hug to my friend who is in cancer treatment and I'm sending one in the mail to my friend who is in assisted care. <em>220</em> Wed, 29 Jun 2016 05:33:46 EST QOD: 6/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x64648668 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/120d7f15-f2d3-40c5-a6e9-3a98d89b2608.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you have brothers and/or sisters? Where are you in order of birth? <BR> <BR> <em>80</em> Yes, I have one sister. She is 3 years older than I -- so that makes me the baby of the family. Tue, 28 Jun 2016 04:50:40 EST QOD: 6/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x64640950 What do you like most about your house? <BR> <BR> I like that I have my own office, that we have an exercise room and that I have a big kitchen. I also like that we have lots of outdoor critters that like to come into the yard. Mon, 27 Jun 2016 02:14:31 EST SATURDAY 25th JUNE WEEKLY QUESTION, http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x64630044 <em>38</em> What item or part of modern life can you not live without? Sat, 25 Jun 2016 12:45:18 EST JULY 2016 BSG SIGN UP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18195x31050x64624569 SIGN UP for the JULY 2016 BUDDY SUPPORT GROUP CHALLENGE! <BR> <BR> It’s time to sign up for the JULY 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=18195x3105... Fri, 24 Jun 2016 17:09:23 EST QOD: 6/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x64620251 What jewerly are you wearing? Do you wear the same thing every day? <BR> <BR> My medic alert bracelet. I should put some earrings in but I tend to forget. Fri, 24 Jun 2016 02:33:26 EST QOD: 6/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x64613438 How often do you have a rest day? <BR> <BR> <BR> I don't really have a rest day but Fri, Sat and Sun aren't planned exercise days. I just do whatever I want/need to do like house cleaning or going for a walk at the park.Yoga if I feel up to it or think about it. Thu, 23 Jun 2016 03:23:46 EST QOD: 6/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x64611521 Have you ever traveled outside the continental USA? <BR> <BR> No, but I hope to someday. Wed, 22 Jun 2016 19:20:47 EST QOD: 6/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x64599209 What did you want to do/become when you were growing up? <BR> <BR> What I wanted to be kept changing as I got older. First I wanted to be a teacher, then president, then a gymnast and then an airline stewardess. I didn't become any of those. lol Tue, 21 Jun 2016 02:36:59 EST SATURDAY 18th JUNE WEEKLY QUESTION http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x64580873 <em>38</em> <BR> This hot weather we tend to eat more fruit which is your favourite? <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ef264bd2-0185-4245-a364-868241d1c54c.jpg"> Sat, 18 Jun 2016 09:58:41 EST QOD: 6/18-19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x64579484 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c4ac05d1-bf77-4d5a-85b7-216f02ba0b91.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Many people are remembering fathers this week-end. What is something you remember learning from your father (or father-figure). You can post more than once. : ) <BR> <BR> <em>388</em> My dad liked to take pictures and he taught me to use a camera - it was an old Brownie box style. My grandfather was a wonderful gardener and people came from all over to buy his flowers.... Sat, 18 Jun 2016 05:14:22 EST QOD: 6/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x64572725 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5bc361a3-b94e-4250-a9c6-a87624feb156.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What veggies did you eat today? <BR> <BR> <em>550</em> I've planned a large dinner salad of romaine and butter lettuce, spinach, celery, artichokes, beets and carrots, with almond curried chicken. Fri, 17 Jun 2016 04:48:05 EST QOD: 6/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x64566130 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2c0df753-a2d8-4538-9a6d-4f206d9208b3.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you ever get a song stuck in your head? Can you risk naming it without getting it stuck again? LOL <BR> <BR> <em>335</em> The one I get most often (especially when I'm frustrated) is Camp Town Races - you know - the one with Doo Dah, Doo Dah on the end. Oh, Doo Dah Day! Thu, 16 Jun 2016 04:33:19 EST QOD: 6/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x64559039 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b2aa7115-bdee-4151-9837-e12f3f196a0d.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Have you ever skied? If so, did you like it? <BR> <BR> <em>329</em> I like watching people ski, but the closest I've ever come myself is sledding on the Snow Bunny Slope. Wed, 15 Jun 2016 04:16:40 EST QOD: 6/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x64552143 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/bec35b89-c3d0-4c40-b3fb-1926dc25af88.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What type of hair style to you like for yourself? <BR> <BR> <em>204</em> My hair was long until my last year in high school. Since then I have worn it rather short. Now it is beginning to curl a bit so a short haircut works extra well. Tue, 14 Jun 2016 03:38:13 EST QOD: 6/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x64545140 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1281fd77-f4f4-44f4-bb71-c4a4d10fa6cb.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What is something you like about the month of June? <BR> <BR> <em>150</em> When I was a student or a teacher June was the end of school for the year. Yay. <BR> Now my favorite thing about June is all the roses in bloom. <em>214</em> Mon, 13 Jun 2016 04:07:46 EST SUNDAY JUNE 12th WEEKLY QUESTION http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x64542600 <em>38</em> <BR> What is/are your favourite movies for those chocolate and duvet days Sun, 12 Jun 2016 17:03:04 EST QOD: 6/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x64538809 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7daf948c-86bc-4499-9b29-073664ea1263.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What is something you have learned? <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>174</em> I've learned that you are never too old for a teddy bear. Sun, 12 Jun 2016 03:58:43 EST QOD: 6/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x64532864 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/18d894a8-5713-48c2-86da-7992642ec193.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> When you were a student did you have a part-time or summer job? What did you do? <BR> <BR> <em>149</em> My first job (other than baby sitting) was being a book clerk at our local library. I was so happy to be earning 85 cents an hour. As you can tell that was a looooong time ago. Sat, 11 Jun 2016 05:08:12 EST QOD: 6/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x64525952 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8aada1ef-cb60-4f5c-b29f-924b3a80b1f2.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you drink iced tea? If so, how do you like it? <BR> <BR> <em>274</em> My favorite iced tea is made with a dash of strawberry lemonade. I also like it plain with fresh mint. Fri, 10 Jun 2016 04:23:45 EST QOD: 6/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x64519188 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8c456bed-0ce4-41d8-bff2-0fac59736a44.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> This is what quinoa (keen-wah) looks like as it grows. Have you tried it? If so, how did you cook it? <BR> <BR> <em>267</em> I found a quinoa recipe that adds herbs, peppers, zucchini, sweet potato and onion to it. It is a surprisingly tasty side dish. Thu, 9 Jun 2016 05:15:25 EST QOD: 6/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x64512373 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/dd4fd97c-8bcd-463d-8b63-b30b52f740bf.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Have you ever traveled on the sea? Where did you go? <BR> <BR> <em>340</em> No. The closest I have come is sailing on the Columbia River down to Astoria (which is the entrance to the ocean). It was a US Navy missile cruiser in Portland for Rose Festival. We had a wonderful day and met some very interesting people. Wed, 8 Jun 2016 05:53:54 EST Positive Thinking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x64509849 <em>381</em> <em>386</em> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1dafea13-75b0-43f7-989f-0573e43a6d71.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <link>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-di<BR>B65scQU </link> <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> <em>386</em> <em>104</em> Tue, 7 Jun 2016 18:57:45 EST WEEK 4 — Happy Hikers June BSG Team Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x64509422 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> JUNE FOCUS: Making YOU a Priority <em>521</em> <BR> Sometimes we get so wrapped up in the whirlwind that is our society and forget that we are important too. This month we are going to focus on setting US in ou... Tue, 7 Jun 2016 17:10:54 EST WEEK 4 — Carefree Campers June BSG Team Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x64509415 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> JUNE FOCUS: Making YOU a Priority <em>521</em> <BR> Sometimes we get so wrapped up in the whirlwind that is our society and forget that we are important too. This month we are going to focus on setting US in ou... Tue, 7 Jun 2016 17:08:15 EST WEEK 3 — Carefree Campers June BSG Team Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x64509407 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> JUNE FOCUS: Making YOU a Priority <em>521</em> <BR> Sometimes we get so wrapped up in the whirlwind that is our society and forget that we are important too. This month we are going to focus on setting US in ou... Tue, 7 Jun 2016 17:07:01 EST WEEK 3 — Happy Hikers June BSG Team Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x64509400 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> JUNE FOCUS: Making YOU a Priority <em>521</em> <BR> Sometimes we get so wrapped up in the whirlwind that is our society and forget that we are important too. This month we are going to focus on setting US in ou... Tue, 7 Jun 2016 17:06:02 EST WEEK 2 — Happy Hikers June BSG Team Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x64509394 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> JUNE FOCUS: Making YOU a Priority <em>521</em> <BR> Sometimes we get so wrapped up in the whirlwind that is our society and forget that we are important too. This month we are going to focus on setting US in ou... Tue, 7 Jun 2016 17:03:58 EST WEEK 2 — Carefree Campers June BSG Team Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x64509386 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> JUNE FOCUS: Making YOU a Priority <em>521</em> <BR> Sometimes we get so wrapped up in the whirlwind that is our society and forget that we are important too. This month we are going to focus on setting US in ou... Tue, 7 Jun 2016 17:02:29 EST QOD: 6/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x64505224 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b43942bd-33d2-4642-a80b-f24d82c98a89.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you live in the same town where you were born? If not, how many miles away are you? <BR> <BR> <em>176</em> I was born in Seattle and now live about 170 miles from there - in Oregon. Tue, 7 Jun 2016 04:13:30 EST QOD: 6/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x64502311 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c1dd8a1f-5183-4490-8ed6-b1233b7b217c.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Do you have house plants? <BR> <BR> I used to when we lived in Colorado. But our current house doesn't get good enough light from outside to really grow anything. Mon, 6 Jun 2016 16:24:56 EST WEEKLY QUESTION JUNE 4th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x64486204 <em>38</em> after hearing the sad news of the passing of another icon of our time and I must admit one of my hero s <BR> who is your hero? or ? heroine Sat, 4 Jun 2016 10:22:51 EST QOD: 6/3-5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x64477344 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/61bb0098-6a06-4c42-b784-4b7365785a1b.gif"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> This week-end we are having a virtual potluck. What will you bring? You can post more than once. <BR> <BR> I'll bring the watermelon <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/cf3e8804-3adb-4faa-ba7c-5c5a3309bd88.jpg"> Fri, 3 Jun 2016 04:24:34 EST QOD: 6/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x64470423 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e890c552-6a0b-4068-8b38-ef8c2a4a7640.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> If you made a gratitude jar - what is one of the notes you would put in it? <BR> <BR> <em>434</em> I would put in a note of thanks for trees. I always breathe more deeply and experience a quiet calm when I am among trees. Thu, 2 Jun 2016 05:53:00 EST ???? JUNE BSG CHALLENGE ???? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18195x31050x64467102 QUESTIONS ABOUT THE JUNE BSG CHALLENGE <BR> <BR> Post any questions about the JUNE 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. Wed, 1 Jun 2016 17:33:44 EST JUNE 2016 BSG TEAM MEMBERS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18195x31050x64467098 JUNE BSG TEAMS &amp; LINKS TO MEMBERS' PAGES <BR> <BR> Happy Hikers <BR> <BR> CATHYSFITLIFE <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.as<BR>p?id=CATHYGETSFIT </link> <BR> <BR> CJWORDPLAY <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.as<BR>p?id=CJWORDPLAY </link> <BR> <BR> CANDOK1260 <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.as<BR>p?id=CANDOK1260 </link> <BR> <BR> TEAM SPARK MAIL: CATHYSFITLIFE, CJWORDPLAY, CANDOK1260 <BR> <BR> <BR> Carefree Campers <BR> <BR> RADIANT_ROARS ... Wed, 1 Jun 2016 17:32:46 EST WEEK 1 — Carefree Campers June BSG Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x64467004 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> <em>204</em> JUNE FOCUS: Making YOU a Priority <em>521</em> <BR> Sometimes we get so wrapped up in the whirlwind that is our society and forget that ... Wed, 1 Jun 2016 17:16:46 EST WEEK 1 — Happy Hikers June BSG Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x64466996 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> <em>204</em> JUNE FOCUS: Making YOU a Priority <em>521</em> <BR> Sometimes we get so wrapped up in the whirlwind that is our society and forget that ... Wed, 1 Jun 2016 17:15:44 EST CAREFREE CAMPERS JUNE BSG CHAT ROOM http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x64466962 Welcome Carefree Campers to your chat room! <BR> <BR> <em>204</em> JUNE FOCUS: Making YOU a Priority <em>521</em> <BR> Sometimes we get so wrapped up in the whirlwind that is our society and forget that we are important too. This month we are going to focus on setting US in our own sites and remembering to take some time to pamper YOU. Make yourself a priority again today. <BR> <BR> Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. <BR> HELPFUL TIP: A litt... Wed, 1 Jun 2016 17:11:26 EST HAPPY HIKERS JUNE BSG CHAT ROOM http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x64466948 Happy Hikers JUNE BSG CHAT ROOM <BR> <BR> Welcome Happy Hikers to your chat room! <BR> <BR> <em>204</em> JUNE FOCUS: Making YOU a Priority <em>521</em> <BR> Sometimes we get so wrapped up in the whirlwind that is our society and forget that we are important too. This month we are going to focus on setting US in our own sites and remembering to take some time to pamper YOU. Make yourself a priority again today. <BR> <BR> Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy su... Wed, 1 Jun 2016 17:10:00 EST QOD: 6/1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x64461656 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4e93bbb3-2611-4050-adc6-aff9d316ac9c.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> It's National Say Something Kind Day --- what is one of the things you will tell someone today. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/bcf17f9e-c858-44a4-8cdc-b0c793448319.jpg"> Wed, 1 Jun 2016 03:26:57 EST JUNE A&I TEAM NEWS AND BIRTHDAYS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x64461538 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> JUNE <BR> <BR> 26 — PETALDEAR - <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=PE<BR>TALDEAR </link> <BR> Wed, 1 Jun 2016 01:59:20 EST QOD: 5/31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x64454081 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8c13c07d-89df-472e-ab9d-4137e63efc81.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What is one of your favorite sayings? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/994f8cf9-4c1c-4274-80fb-0287376b1284.jpg"> <BR> Tue, 31 May 2016 03:25:50 EST QOD: 5/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x64447742 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b10ec990-f1f0-4902-bf4f-4272a6e357c0.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you prefer to wear bright colors or basic shades? <BR> <BR> <em>268</em> I tend to wear basic black pants and bright colored tops. That's my compromise. I like bright pink to go with my workout shoes or deep purple - but then there are some beautiful shades of blue ---- soooo I guess I like a lot of color. LOL Mon, 30 May 2016 05:33:11 EST QODL 5/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x64444818 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b25a92da-7ac0-4c61-8bf0-7d937e793b12.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Do you have a favorite flower? <BR> <BR> <BR> I don't think I have a favorite flower. I love all of them so much but I do like tea roses because they remind me of my mother in law and purple asters because they remind me of my grandma. Sun, 29 May 2016 16:06:32 EST WEEKLY QUESTION 28 MAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x64436615 <em>38</em> Do you believe in alternative medicine? if so what? <BR> do you or have you ever considered using any <BR> did it or do`s it work Sat, 28 May 2016 09:28:31 EST QOD: 5/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x64435273 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c064cfbc-9e24-487b-9a61-cab54290e19e.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Have you discovered something beautiful that you could share with us? <BR> <BR> <em>376</em> Last year I planted a native trillium under a tree in my yard. They are not easy to cultivate out of the forest. It was such a hot summer the poor thing didn't fare well. I couldn't find it this spring. Today when I was clearing out some weeds - there it was peeking out at me. I... Sat, 28 May 2016 04:20:33 EST QOD: 5/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x64429221 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/76ea0813-7378-4e8b-a086-66dc1c6fe6ad.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you remember the first computer you used? What was it like? <BR> <BR> <em>17</em> I went back to school for a graduate degree and got a hp computer - it did mainly word processing which I really needed for all my papers. Remember the printer paper with the holes on the edges? Fri, 27 May 2016 04:31:34 EST QOD: 5/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x64422190 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/71d705ea-f632-49e3-8f94-5c801c103bf3.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What is something that is good for your soul? <BR> <BR> <em>335</em> Singing - definitely singing. Thu, 26 May 2016 04:21:26 EST QOD: 5/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x64415702 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/cc7e2650-806e-46cd-9385-76e81caf592a.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you remembering ironing? Is it still part of your routine? <BR> <BR> <em>541</em> I remember ironing EVERYTHING - even the dishtowels!!! Now most of my "ironing" takes place in the clothes dryer. I have a few clothes that need a touch up, but they aren't my everyday wear. Now I mostly use my iron when I am sewing. : ) Wed, 25 May 2016 05:13:05 EST JUNE 2016 BSG SIGN UP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18195x31050x64415302 SIGN UP for the JUNE 2016 BUDDY SUPPORT GROUP CHALLENGE! <BR> <BR> It’s time to sign up for the JUNE BUDDY SUPPORT GROUP (BSG) CHALLENGE! <BR> <BR> <em>204</em> JUNE FOCUS: Making YOU a Priority <em>521</em> <BR> <BR> Sometimes we get so wrapped up in the whirlwind that is our society and forget that we are <BR> important too. This month we are going to focus on setting US in our own sights and remembering to take some time to pamper YOU. Make yourself a priority again today. <BR>... Wed, 25 May 2016 01:31:18 EST QOD: 5/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x64408437 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1bdd07f9-7eaa-4f93-a3cd-f0c8b4a1978c.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you have a favorite Disney character or animated movie? <BR> <BR> <em>30</em> I especially enjoy the Alice in Wonderland characters. And my favorite animation episodes are the early Winnie the Pooh ones. Pooh and Piglet and Eeyore and Tigger come alive in them. Tue, 24 May 2016 05:20:02 EST QOD: 5/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x64401450 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c7e637bd-0f23-483b-a32a-77f473028499.png" <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Even if you are not a Senior - what could you do this week to support National Senior Health and Fitness Day? <BR> <BR> <em>128</em> I plan to set my timer so I can get up and walk around every 15 minutes while I am using the computer. I feel so much better when I don't sit for too long. And this will increase my steps too. WooHoo. Mon, 23 May 2016 05:18:08 EST QOD: 5/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x64394586 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c6f934e6-78c6-4b2c-ae58-2899c897c5de.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you enjoy movies with Cary Grant? What is one of your favorites? <BR> <BR> <em>272</em> Cary Grant is one of my favorite "feel good" actors. I like him with Ingrid Bergman in "Notorious" (pictured above). And I discovered "Holiday" (with Katharine Hepburn) which is total fun. And there are so many more. Sun, 22 May 2016 05:29:47 EST WEEKLY QUESTION MAY 21st http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x64388862 <em>38</em> Do you have a dream holiday? do you think you will ever go? <BR> what or where is it? Sat, 21 May 2016 08:01:19 EST QOD: 5/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x64388331 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/955834e6-bf95-458b-af7d-ff2f8d828704.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> If you have packed your own lunch what kind of container did you carry it in? <BR> <BR> <em>467</em> When I was in grade school I had a Disney lunch box (I couldn't find a picture of it). My sister had the Lone Ranger one with a matching thermos. Now my daughter uses a really cute Snoopy one. Sat, 21 May 2016 05:21:44 EST QOD: 5/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x64381450 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/33179e0c-b8f4-4e56-9bcc-855756f95f88.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What do you like (or not like) about blogging? <BR> <BR> <em>387</em> I like to blog, but not every day. I think it's a creative way to reach out to a lot of people. But I am also careful about I say. This goes out over the internet - anyone can read what I write - so I try to be considerate and open-minded. I think I learn a lot about myself by reading what I write. L... Fri, 20 May 2016 03:38:13 EST QOD: 5/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x64374574 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/baff9633-c7f0-45e2-8b67-cbfe2748d71b.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What type of phone do you use most? <BR> <BR> <em>41</em> I have a simple basic cell phone (not smart at all) but it does what I need it to do. And I'm old enough to remember when phones had rotary dials and we shared a party line. Thu, 19 May 2016 03:28:00 EST QOD: 5/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x64367595 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d8992ab7-fa3d-4827-a263-a5954d3b0905.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What is something you value from your friends? <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> I have a friend who seems to know when I need a note or a phone call. I'll be thinking I should call her and the phone rings and there she is. Isn't that fabulous? Wed, 18 May 2016 05:20:45 EST QOD: 5/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x64360242 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/57b89ea9-a393-4ef1-90bd-778b3940ebd2.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What did you have for breakfast today? <BR> <BR> <em>265</em> Nothing as cute as the picture. I had mashed banana mixed with chocolate protein powder and raw oatmeal. It's delicious. Tue, 17 May 2016 05:29:16 EST QOD: 5/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x64352798 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6ed24e7d-fde5-423b-a7ab-fa78a972ac38.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> How do you and chocolate chip cookies get along? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/cbe164f6-e1f6-4727-aba8-fa30ce90b87f.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Actually most of the time I bypass the cookie part and just go for a piece of dark chocolate. <BR> Mon, 16 May 2016 04:10:30 EST QOD: 5/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x64345811 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3050ae9c-a48a-4e1c-aab7-103c654463dc.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What is something new you would like to try? <BR> <BR> <em>268</em> I want to try using water color pencils for my coloring pages. I've got the pencils but I haven't used them yet. Maybe today is the day. Sun, 15 May 2016 05:13:57 EST WEEKLY QUESTION 14th MAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x64339972 <em>38</em> In your heart are you a townie or a country bumkin? Sat, 14 May 2016 08:32:58 EST QOD: 5/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x64339242 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b35b5854-0ae0-4d80-83c1-b73126ef83ca.png"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What would you like to do for "me time" this week-end? <BR> <BR> <em>102</em> I am getting a foot massage - after which I will probably be ready for a nap. Sat, 14 May 2016 05:17:40 EST QOD: 5/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x64332577 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/446f0e57-d4b9-4b00-a49a-e0d8325a527d.gif"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> How do you feel about Friday, the 13th? Have you had any experiences with it? <BR> <BR> <em>250</em> Actually, I always considered it a good day. I think it was because I looked for something good to happen. <BR> And as the sign says above - at least it's a Friday. Fri, 13 May 2016 06:20:31 EST QOD: 5/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x64325126 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7f832662-d540-4575-8eec-ad634dc1142c.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you know someone with fibromyalgia? What do you want to know about fibromyalgia (FMS)? <BR> <BR> <em>520</em> I was diagnosed with FMS in 1995 - when a lot of people thought it was nonsense. I'm so thankful for all those who have supported me and helped me learn how to live with this debilitating syndrome. Therefore I will be wearing purple to support others with FMS... Thu, 12 May 2016 03:18:51 EST QOD: 5/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x64318371 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/42d8eed0-cbb6-4f0d-b20f-ab9304fff481.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you remember the old Twilight Zone series with Rod Serling? Did you like it? Do you remember a favorite episode. <BR> <BR> <em>17</em> Now that I can watch old episodes online (or dvd) I remember finding The Twilight Zone both entertaining and sometimes spooky. One of my favorite episodes is called A Most Unusual Camera. It was funny and was a creative way to illust... Wed, 11 May 2016 05:16:24 EST QOD: 5/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x64315323 How good are you about going to the doctor for all of your yearly exams (i.e. yearly physical, OB/GYN, eye exam, etc..)? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0001cda1-f558-48c7-8ac9-c1f04d54489e.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I'm really good about getting my yearly physical and fairly to see my OB/GYN. I was good about getting my eyes examined every year until my doctor stopped taking my insurance. I just haven't made it a priority to find a new eye doctor. I need to find a new OB... Tue, 10 May 2016 16:36:13 EST