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 SNOWDROPS WEEK THREE CHALLENGES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x68314321 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> JANUARY’S FOCUS: GOAL SETTING <BR> Decide today that you are committed to your journey to a healthier you. This month your challenge is to take steps to make your life around you reflect your healthy lifestyle. Remove all the un... Tue, 16 Jan 2018 21:20:29 EST SNOW BABES WEEK 3 CHALLENGES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x68314311 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> JANUARY’S FOCUS: GOAL SETTING <BR> Decide today that you are committed to your journey to a healthier you. This month your challenge is to take steps to make your life around you reflect your healthy lifestyle. Remove all the un... Tue, 16 Jan 2018 21:19:42 EST QOD: 1/16/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x68311829 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f3ae741a-6bab-4820-9f7e-bf958b4cdbda.jpg"> <BR> How would you describe your sleep habits? <BR> <BR> Inconsistent. I’m always working on them. My goal is to get at least 7 hours a night but it’s more often 5 or 6. Part of the problem is that I have a hard time going to bed at the same time each night. I sleep pretty soundly through the night though, as long as I’m not worried about something. Sometimes I need to listen to a bedtime meditation... Tue, 16 Jan 2018 13:19:22 EST QOD: 1/15/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x68306536 Do you belong to a gym/fitness club? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/de3784f0-fe5a-4f62-8330-5b68323097f7.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I do belong to the Y but since we moved further away from it I'm not sure if I'll be able to go back to it again and haven't been since I injured myself a month ago anyway. Might have to see about something else nearby. <BR> Mon, 15 Jan 2018 19:28:27 EST QOD: 1/14/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x68300076 What is something you like to do/have the old fashioned way? <BR> <BR> I like physical books as much as the digital books, cooking from scratch, handwritten letters and sometimes handwritten notes. Sun, 14 Jan 2018 20:44:44 EST QOD: 1/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x68300074 Today is.... <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6d9aa705-5671-49ac-8a82-c2a76dda86d9.png"> <BR> What did you have for supper? <BR> <BR> We had chili. Dave made up his own recipe with ground meat, onions, peppers, kidney beans, black beans, and tomatoes. He even added a special ingredient (besides all the spices) - cocoa! It was delicious!!! Sun, 14 Jan 2018 20:44:35 EST QOD: 1/13/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x68292666 Are your parents still around? Do you still see them? <BR> <BR> <BR> My mom is the only one still alive. We get along as long as we don't see each other very often and she gets to control EVERYTHING and everything goes exactly the way she wants it to go. Sat, 13 Jan 2018 17:22:47 EST QOD: 1/11/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x68278880 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a54dbf02-ca03-49e5-8942-2fdbbcc7cc7e.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What are some of the classic computer games you've played? <BR> <BR> <em>17</em> Pac Man was the first game I had on my own computer. Does anyone remember Donkey Kong? Thu, 11 Jan 2018 16:55:59 EST QOD: 1/10/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x68271525 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4ab2997b-2d9f-4a27-af82-2f25c88ad0f7.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> How do you measure or estimate serving sizes? <BR> <BR> <em>301</em> I started out weighing and measuring my foods. Now I can estimate fairly accurately. My meat market will wrap my meats according to portion sizes for me. Aren't they helpful? Wed, 10 Jan 2018 15:57:44 EST SNOW BABES WEEK 2 BSG CHALLENGES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x68270971 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> JANUARY’S THEME: GOAL SETTING <BR> <BR> Decide today that you are committed to your journey to a healthier you. This month your challenge is to take steps to make your life around you reflect your healthy lifestyle. Remove all th... Wed, 10 Jan 2018 13:56:03 EST SNOW DROPS WEEK 2 BSG CHALLENGES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x68270964 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> JANUARY’S THEME: GOAL SETTING <BR> <BR> Decide today that you are committed to your journey to a healthier you. This month your challenge is to take steps to make your life around you reflect your healthy lifestyle. Remove all th... Wed, 10 Jan 2018 13:54:41 EST QOD: 1/9/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x68264457 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2db2066c-fb93-4bb7-a064-6b47fa004c51.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Have you ever had a pair of red shoes? What were they like? <BR> <BR> <em>68</em> I had red sneakers like the ones in the picture above when I was in school. Now I have red crocs I wear in the pool. Tue, 9 Jan 2018 15:17:28 EST QOD: 1/8/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x68258152 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b5af3802-06ca-4059-8220-96298cc0b714.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you track your foods? If so, do you use Spark's Tracker or another? Do you think it helps you? <BR> <BR> <em>551</em> I use Spark's Nutrition Tracker. It's easier now that I have my favorites already programmed. I think it helps me stay on track and I also spend less on groceries that I won't use. Mon, 8 Jan 2018 17:19:04 EST QOD: 1/7/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x68246322 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1e6ce5df-66b9-4b0b-825e-4dcde6536a68.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you drink tea? What are your favorites? <BR> <BR> <em>469</em> I am learning about new types of tea. I've tried white teas - I have a peach/apricot one I like. My favorite green tea is jasmine. I chose the picture above because I got some of those tea "flowers" as a gift. They are so pretty when they open up and the tea is good too. Sun, 7 Jan 2018 05:00:38 EST QOD: 1/6/2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x68243196 Do you have any siblings? Do you get along? <BR> <BR> I have an older sister (year and a half). We get along but aren't real close but hoping maybe we can change that now that I live in the same state as she does. Sat, 6 Jan 2018 16:44:15 EST QOD: 1/5/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x68236194 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a0f41114-95de-4d29-8e05-4bd9832930ec.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you like to exercise to music? What types? <BR> <BR> <em>353</em> I like dance music from musicals - such as The Music Man - and Glenn Miller and Rock &amp; Roll. Fri, 5 Jan 2018 15:48:20 EST QOD: 1/4/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x68228561 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/be7486a0-dafa-4012-bab4-f5a654468b99.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>445</em> I'm Bells McSparkle Thu, 4 Jan 2018 13:56:37 EST QOD: 1/3/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x68220606 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/61beda26-ca0b-4c54-ade3-7066b6f2b7ce.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What has helped you laugh in the New Year? <BR> <BR> <em>246</em> Our birds are out nibbling on the treats we strung on the trees for them. What a delight. And, of course, I am my own source of laughter as I bumble my way through the day. <em>30</em> Wed, 3 Jan 2018 11:21:57 EST SNOWDROPS WEEK 1 BSG CHALLENGES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x68216583 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... Tue, 2 Jan 2018 21:02:57 EST SNOW BABES WEEK 1 BSG CHALLENGES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x68216572 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... Tue, 2 Jan 2018 21:02:14 EST QOD: 1/2/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x68215720 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8e933f85-8b6a-4b20-82e5-66e161c2e149.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you like science fiction? Have you seen any sci-fi movies or read any books? <BR> <BR> <em>149</em> The first sci-fi movie I remember seeing was The Day the Earth Stood Still. I still think it is a good film. Then there was the Time Machine and other H.G. Wells stuff. A more recent excellent sci-fi movie is Gattaca with Ethan Hawke. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://phot... Tue, 2 Jan 2018 18:27:33 EST QOD: 1/1/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x68207281 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1b6ecc77-8020-404f-93dd-7915174b1f08.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What are your New Year's greetings? Post as many times as you like. <BR> <BR> <em>411</em> May you share love and peace and hope with all those you love. <BR> Mon, 1 Jan 2018 16:12:13 EST QOD: 12/30-31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x68192493 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2fd5ef53-2f44-41ee-b3c7-8a7f64bc67a7.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> How will you be spending the last few days of 2017? <BR> <BR> <em>576</em> We are making bird feed "ornaments" to hang in our trees. I'm also writing thank you notes to friends and wishing them a Happy New Year. <em>220</em> Sat, 30 Dec 2017 13:46:56 EST QOD: 12/28-29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x68177444 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e20964f5-d137-46d7-a2f7-2fe353212f62.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What are some ways you have grown or changed during 2017? <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> I think I am moving toward being my own best friend. Instead of telling myself all the things that are wrong - I am learning to speak kindly and with compassion. And I'm singing more! <em>335</em> Thu, 28 Dec 2017 02:12:18 EST QOD: 12/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x68175855 So did you have a quiet Christmas, or not? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/86694eb7-7389-4002-bec4-cb26f0363bb7.jpg"> <BR> <BR> We had Christmas with my family on Saturday. Had a nice dinner at the Olive Garden then went to mom's house to open presents and have pie. Everyone seemed to enjoy their presents. It's just me, hubby, mom, her husband, my sister and BIL, niece, her fiancee and my great nephew who is 2 going on 3. Everyone had a great time and my great nep... Wed, 27 Dec 2017 19:34:18 EST QOD: 12/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x68168643 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/16dbe07b-6f7f-4ba6-8fa7-05217afecb6b.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> This is a wonderful time of year for surprises. What surprised you during this Christmas season? <BR> <BR> <em>425</em> It snowed! We were expecting freezing rain which isn't much fun - but suddenly it turned into beautiful snow on Christmas Eve. Since we don't usually get much snow and especially for Christmas - this was a special delight and we were home and warm and ... Tue, 26 Dec 2017 13:43:36 EST SIGN UP FOR JANUARY 2018 BSG CHALLENGES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18195x31050x68168547 JANUARY 2018 BUDDY SUPPORT GROUP (BSG) CHALLENGE! <BR> <BR> It’s time to sign up for the JANUARY BUDDY SUPPORT GROUP (BSG) CHALLENGE! <BR> <BR> If you’re not familiar with what a “BUDDY SUPPORT GROUP CHALLENGE” is, visit the following thread: <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes<BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x532<BR>00305 </link> <BR> <BR> The challenge will run from WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 3 through TUESDAY, JANUARY 30 (with the last week's totals due on WEDNESDAY, JA... Tue, 26 Dec 2017 13:12:38 EST QOD: 12/24-25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x68158969 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d5a0fd75-fb02-457a-a397-30347811b52d.jpeg"> <BR> How are you spending Christmas Eve and Christmas Day? <BR> <BR> Since I just got home from two weeks in PA while my mom was in the hospital, I am mostly unpacking and doing wash, and also getting ready for Christmas by going grocery shopping and listening to Christmas music, watching Christmas shows and baking cookies. I look forward to a relaxing evening. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow I intend to take a... Sun, 24 Dec 2017 13:26:29 EST WEEK THREE DECEMBER FUN AND GAMES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x68154117 <em>38</em> <BR> It is nearly Christmas, can you name all the dwarfs and all of reindeer? <BR> alternate your answers, one each time Sat, 23 Dec 2017 14:58:46 EST QOD: 12/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x68149625 Which would you like to be visited by......the ghost of Christmas past, present, or future? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/cf7466c1-0e55-401c-b696-cd6a8240eec8.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The present, I want to focus on what's here and now. I can't change the past and the future hasn't been determined yet. Fri, 22 Dec 2017 17:44:30 EST QOD: 19-21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x68129180 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/72d79554-7d64-41cc-9702-3937a1bc4ee3.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What holiday music are you enjoying? You can list as often as you like. <BR> <BR> <em>188</em> I really like music from John Rutter's Christmas Album. <BR> This one is called "The Angel's Carol". I hope you enjoy listening. <BR> <BR> <link>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAR_4<BR>9lAv1k </link> Tue, 19 Dec 2017 03:03:18 EST QOD: 12/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x68125968 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/adb08318-aa14-4e10-9f76-e344f193bbbd.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What is something you love doing? <BR> <BR> <em>335</em> I love singing and often do it as I go through the day. Isn't this a beautiful season for it? <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7fdf930a-0990-4a0d-81f0-fa6cf08b5b59.JPG"> Mon, 18 Dec 2017 11:57:35 EST QOD: 12/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x68121132 In this time of giving do you do charitable giving to causes, or places? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/06c2502c-15c4-4282-86e8-11e6be0cf664.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Haven't really had the money until this year to give to charities and hadn't really thought about donating to them. I might donate to a local charity but will have to think about which one I feel will use the money the best. I have a spark friend who recently passed and have been thinking of a charity to don... Sun, 17 Dec 2017 15:33:59 EST QOD: 12/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x68110496 Have you ever worn an ugly sweater at Christmas or participated in an ugly sweater contest? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ea1f62f2-62c3-46e1-ab18-b29dd0190b30.jpg"> <BR> <BR> No to both but think it would be fun to do so. Fri, 15 Dec 2017 17:06:24 EST QOD: 12/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x68104831 Have you ever gone Christmas caroling? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/31db8538-6c37-46d6-947e-be96fba68b89.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I did a couple of times but that was many years ago. Thu, 14 Dec 2017 15:17:48 EST QOD: 12/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x68094073 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2bb51609-cacc-46fa-ba1c-aa11c2fcbb0f.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What kinds of gifts and decorations did you make when you were a child? <BR> <BR> <em>446</em> I remember making pinch pots of clay. The one I liked best was a Christmas tree dish. <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/aac54919-01fa-4b3d-bdd7-0dabdf288b4f.jpg"> Tue, 12 Dec 2017 17:48:37 EST QOD: 12/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x68088368 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/122900aa-5369-46e8-ba57-031f7ada3f75.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Did you ever make paper chains to decorate? What colors and kinds of paper did you use? <BR> <BR> <em>446</em> We used to make construction paper chains when I was in school. They were usually red and green. Now we make them from leftover Christmas wrap. There are also free printable papers online when you google paper garland paper and click images. Want to try one? ... Mon, 11 Dec 2017 17:40:08 EST WEEK 2 DECEMBER QUESTION/GAMES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x68076530 It I singing time again, last year we managed one and a half times, let`s try for more this year <BR> <BR> On the first day of Christmas my true love sent to me a partridge in a pear tree Sat, 9 Dec 2017 16:59:23 EST QOD: 12/9-10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x68076210 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/17509c98-6418-4f1c-9c00-c8e101cf610a.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you send Christmas/Holiday cards? Through the mail - or e-mail? <BR> <BR> <em>446</em> I like sending cards through the mail - especially to those who do not receive a lot of greetings. I remember when we sent out 100's. Now I think the ones I send are more personal and special. We have a friend who remakes the card we send to her and sends it back the following year... Sat, 9 Dec 2017 15:25:03 EST QOD: 12/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x68069929 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e87554b5-80cf-495e-bc8b-336d9280bc1b.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Have you ever made a gingerbread house? What was it like? <BR> <BR> <em>443</em> Gingerbread is a favorite at our house. We started out making cutout cookies and once we actually hand made our own house. It looked funny, but was a lot of fun. <BR> <BR> I found these pictures of a super gingerbread creation at the Fairmont in San Francisco. <BR> <link>http://sf.curb... Fri, 8 Dec 2017 12:19:22 EST WEEK 4 — JINGLE BELLS DECEMBER BSG CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x68065531 WEEK 4 — JINGLE BELLS December BSG Team <BR> <BR> <BR> REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <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 m... Thu, 7 Dec 2017 18:25:25 EST WEEK 4 — SILVER BELLS DECEMBER BSG CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x68065471 WEEK 4 — SILVER BELLS December BSG Team <BR> <BR> <BR> REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <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 m... Thu, 7 Dec 2017 18:12:20 EST WEEK 3— SILVER BELLS DECEMBER BSG CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x68065421 WEEK 3 — SILVER BELLS December BSG Team <BR> <BR> REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <em>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 i... Thu, 7 Dec 2017 17:59:41 EST WEEK 3— JINGLE BELLS DECEMBER BSG CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x68065419 WEEK 3 — JINGLE BELLS December BSG Team <BR> <BR> REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <em>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 i... Thu, 7 Dec 2017 17:59:09 EST WEEK 2 — JINGLE BELLS DECEMBER BSG CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x68065322 WEEK 2 — JINGLE BELLS <BR> <BR> REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <em>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 tha... Thu, 7 Dec 2017 17:47:02 EST WEEK 2 — SILVER BELLS DECEMBER BSG CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x68065306 WEEK 2 — SILVER BELLS <BR> <BR> REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <em>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 tha... Thu, 7 Dec 2017 17:45:45 EST QOD: 12/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x68064371 What gets you in the Christmas spirit? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b55e49f9-541d-4efb-9542-3e5454e8be45.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Listening to Christmas music, decorating the inside of our apartment, buying Christmas presents and wrapping them. Thu, 7 Dec 2017 14:27:33 EST QOD: 12/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x68055293 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/415f97d1-6c1f-4837-b568-29501f51b34b.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you or someone you know have St. Nicholas Day traditions? <BR> <BR> <em>135</em> My first yoga teacher was from Amsterdam and she always remembers St. Nick's day. She would bring us Ghiradelli chocolates and place them near our shoes. : ) Wed, 6 Dec 2017 05:15:03 EST QOD: 12/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x68049235 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e69fe8ae-c0dd-4cca-93b3-66c9b99f59fc.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you have a favorite Christmas time story that you like to read/hear? <BR> <BR> <em>446</em> I have always enjoyed the Grinch story - and we watch the video each year. <BR> We also celebrate Advent each year so we tell the Bible story during the 4 weeks leading up to Christmas. Tue, 5 Dec 2017 05:25:47 EST QOD: 12/4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x68046356 How important is your Birthday To you and your family/friends? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7467d154-7826-4e24-b16b-6067922cb519.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It used to be important but as I've grown older it's not that important. My mom and sister made a bigger deal about it this year since I'm living in the same state as they are. <BR> Mon, 4 Dec 2017 16:41:10 EST WEEK 1 — SILVER BELLS DECEMBER BSG CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x68039043 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>207</em> Review and reflect <em>8</em> <BR> End of the year is here, most people have fallen away from their goals and healthy lifestyle. Our challenge for this month is to make sure that we are still incorporating all t... Sun, 3 Dec 2017 13:22:57 EST WEEK 1 — JINGLE BELLS DECEMBER BSG CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x68039027 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>207</em> Review and reflect <em>8</em> <BR> End of the year is here, most people have fallen away from their goals and healthy lifestyle. Our challenge for this month is to make sure that we are still incorporating all t... Sun, 3 Dec 2017 13:20:34 EST ???? DECEMBER BSG CHALLENGE ???? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18195x31050x68038922 QUESTIONS ABOUT THE DECEMBER BSG CHALLENGE <BR> <BR> Post any questions about the DECEMBER BSG CHALLENGE here if you can't get your question answered in your team's chat and I or one of your other Team Leaders will post a reply as soon as possible! <BR> <BR> Do not send your question via spark-mail! Others may have the same question, so by posting your question here it will help everyone. <BR> Sun, 3 Dec 2017 12:55:04 EST SILVER BELLS DECEMBER BSG CHAT ROOM http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x68038917 Welcome SILVER BELLS to your chat room! <BR> <BR> <em>207</em> DECEMBER FOCUS: Review and Reflect <em>8</em> <BR> End of the year is here, most people have fallen away from their goals and healthy lifestyle. Our challenge for this month is to make sure that we are still incorporating all the things we have learned this year. Review your goals and habits from this past year and make sure you are still on track to meeting your goals. If you have an area that you are struggling in, make i... Sun, 3 Dec 2017 12:53:29 EST JINGLE BELLS DECEMBER BSG CHAT ROOM http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x68038909 Welcome JINGLE BELLS to your chat room! <BR> <BR> <em>207</em> DECEMBER FOCUS: Review and Reflect <em>8</em> <BR> End of the year is here, most people have fallen away from their goals and healthy lifestyle. Our challenge for this month is to make sure that we are still incorporating all the things we have learned this year. Review your goals and habits from this past year and make sure you are still on track to meeting your goals. If you have an area that you are struggling in, make i... Sun, 3 Dec 2017 12:48:12 EST DECEMBER 2017 BSG TEAMS & LINKS TO MEMBER'S PAGES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18195x31050x68038863 DECEMBER BSG TEAMS &amp; LINKS TO MEMBERS' PAGES <BR> <BR> <em>460</em> JINGLE BELLS <em>445</em> <BR> <BR> BARBIE176 <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=BA<BR>RBIE176 </link> <BR> <BR> BEFIT017 <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=BE<BR>FIT017 </link> <BR> <BR> CANDOK1260 <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=CA<BR>NDOK1260 </link> <BR> <BR> CJWORDPLAY <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=CJ<BR>WORDPLAY </link> <BR> <BR> MAYIE53 <BR> <l... Sun, 3 Dec 2017 12:32:26 EST DECEMBER A&I TEAM BIRTHDAYS AND TEAM NEWS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x68034734 Below are the A&amp;I members who are celebrating <em>236</em> their birthdays this month. Show your A&amp;I Team Spirit <em>321</em> <em>215</em> by visiting their page to wish them a <em>383</em> ! <BR> <BR> <em>227</em> <em>303</em> DON’T POST A REPLY. Instead, give them a goody or post a comment on their page. <BR> <BR> <BR> 12 ~ DECEMBER <BR> <BR> 18—VEGGIEPAT - <link>https://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.a<BR>sp?id=VEGGIEPAT </link> <BR> Sat, 2 Dec 2017 19:15:59 EST QOD: 12/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x68034697 Have you started decorating for Christmas yet? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0a4625c7-efee-4bfe-9af2-d963b8a55dd4.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Not unless you count the Christmas cactus I have and the Nutcracker we bought from going to see the Nutcracker Ballet. Need to buy a tree and get a few decorations. Sat, 2 Dec 2017 19:04:38 EST December WEEK ONE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x68034313 is December that means it is nearly Christmas <em>446</em> so the first thing we have to do is write those letters to Santa, <BR> you can ask for anything Sat, 2 Dec 2017 17:41:13 EST QOD: 12/1/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x68024092 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e4473297-de12-4a1b-a096-225ddfc05c00.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> We have a trivia question today. Which US state is the #1 apple producer? Below are the top 10 apple producing states in America. What is your best guess? <BR> <BR> Michigan <BR> California <BR> Idaho <BR> North Carolina <BR> Washington <BR> Virginia <BR> Ohio <BR> Oregon <BR> Pennsylvania <BR> New York <BR> <BR> <em>250</em> Stay Tuned. I'll post the solutio... Fri, 1 Dec 2017 01:54:35 EST QOD: 11/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x68018086 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/fd1f951e-235c-495c-aa3c-f8a64cc431be.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What types of jobs have you interviewed for? <BR> <BR> <em>592</em> One of the most interesting was as a mentor at Mercy Corp. working with people who are transitioning from prison. I met some really fantastic people doing this kind of work and learned a lot from the clients. Thu, 30 Nov 2017 03:57:11 EST QOD: 11/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x68014417 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a043310a-c405-4fb9-afcf-8406b12863eb.png"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Are you a morning person? <BR> <BR> <em>102</em> I used to be a morning person. Work schedules shifted me into more of a night owl - but I really think I am naturally an early riser. <em>67</em> Wed, 29 Nov 2017 11:06:27 EST QOD: 11/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x68006484 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1e641813-ea40-4a4c-b68d-3d0627b868e2.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you have a fireplace? If not, have you ever had one? How did/do you use it? <BR> <BR> <em>446</em> We had a fireplace in the house I grew up in. It was a real part of our Christmas celebrations - including hanging the stockings up on Christmas Eve. My grandfather made all the tools in his blacksmith shop - including pokers we could use for roasting marshmallows. I ... Tue, 28 Nov 2017 05:43:59 EST QOD: 11/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x68001272 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/838838cf-9d0d-476d-91f0-643943e28b31.jpg"> <BR> I thought this was an odd and interesting day! Here’s what the “Holiday Insights” website said about this day: <BR> <BR> "The real purpose of Pins and Needles Day is to commemorate the opening of the pro-Labor play Pins and Needles on Broadway on this day in 1937. Over decades of time, people lost track of the original meaning of this day. <BR> <BR> Today, most people look upon Pins and Needle... Mon, 27 Nov 2017 09:13:34 EST SIGN-UP FOR DECEMBER 2017 BSG CHALLENGES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18195x31050x67998110 Sign-Up FOR THE DECEMBER BSG Challenge <BR> DECEMBER BUDDY SUPPORT GROUP (BSG) CHALLENGE! <BR> <BR> It’s time to sign up for the DECEMBER BUDDY SUPPORT GROUP (BSG) CHALLENGE! <BR> <BR> <em>207</em> DECEMBER FOCUS: Review and Reflect <em>8</em> <BR> End of the year is here, most people have fallen away from their goals and healthy lifestyle. Our challenge for this month is to make sure that we are still incorporating all the things we have learned this year. Review your goals and habit... Sun, 26 Nov 2017 19:48:58 EST QOD: 11/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67998039 Did you do any Black Friday shopping? If not, have you started Christmas shopping? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2fad578f-b204-477f-b3c4-c7d3a3e494c2.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I did not do any Black Friday shopping but I have bought a couple of things for Christmas online though. Sun, 26 Nov 2017 19:33:10 EST THE WEEKLY QUESTION NOVEMBER 25th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x67991386 <em>38</em> <BR> What is your favourite feature? Sat, 25 Nov 2017 17:13:22 EST QOD: 11/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67990188 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c00aafbc-6642-4f30-bfe5-33e514d51bbe.jpg"> <BR> <BR> When do you start to decorate for Christmas? What do you do first? <BR> <BR> I like fall decorations, so I never do any decorating before Thanksgiving. Back in PA, when I was working we would start right after Thanksgiving, since I had a long weekend. But here in Florida, I need a little more time to get in the mood, since it’s warmer here. Also since I am retired, I have the luxury of de... Sat, 25 Nov 2017 12:12:16 EST QOD: 11/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67986121 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/18dc5f20-db66-4261-90ec-3b6406ec09e8.jpg"> <BR> How did you spend Black Friday? Do you like to go out shopping for the deals or shop on the internet? <BR> <BR> I did not do any shopping today!! Fri, 24 Nov 2017 19:27:03 EST QOD: 11/22-23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67975137 Write a Thanksgiving wish or greeting here. Who are you thankful for in your life, or who are you missing right now? Write anything that is in your mind and heart. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e33c9f1c-eace-47a7-81f2-4a6a7c5d3b72.gif"> <BR> <BR> I am so thankful for the many wonderful memories I have of Thanksgivings with my family in past years. <BR> <BR> I feel blessed to be with my husband and son this Thanksgiving and for our friends, who were nice enough... Wed, 22 Nov 2017 20:42:03 EST Poll: BSG for December or something different? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18195x31050x67967627 As Thanksgiving approaches and the busy holiday season, I was thinking of taking a poll to see what you are interested in doing for December. We have had BSG challenges in December past years, but the participation is not as high. What does everyone want to do? I am in charge of putting them together for next month, so I have no problem doing them like we always have, make them more simple or not doing them at all. I’d appreciate any input you have, and I will decide based on what the majori... Tue, 21 Nov 2017 14:01:58 EST QOD: 11/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67967408 With Thanksgiving right around the corner, the thoughts of all the delectable side dishes that go along with the turkey come to mind. What is one of your favorite Thanksgiving side dishes? <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/29da7aba-578a-473d-9c4d-63a8838c7bae.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I used to love the green bean casserole with mushroom soup and crispy fried onions on top. Now I don’t like heavy creamed veggie dishes like that. I prefer roasted vegetables. If I wasn’t going to so... Tue, 21 Nov 2017 13:10:29 EST QOD: 11/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67962925 If you live in the U.S. are you prepared for Thanksgiving? Have you finished your Thanksgiving grocery shopping? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7bcaf675-331f-4ab4-9be5-55a668176257.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Hubby's brother and SIL are having Thanksgiving at their house. I don't even have to bring anything. Might bring some flowers or something though. Mon, 20 Nov 2017 20:11:03 EST QOD: 11/18-19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67946075 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/baaffad7-d873-4f67-af0e-ee78eb234da5.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Are you making preparations for Thanksgiving? What are your do-ahead plans? <BR> <BR> <em>426</em> I like to send Thanksgiving Cards - so I have most of them in the mail already. Sat, 18 Nov 2017 04:56:39 EST QOD: 11/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67942475 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3e8cb06a-eb0a-43e5-a6b8-cc5607ef41c2.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What is your best time of day for working out? <BR> <BR> <em>362</em> Cardio and ST are best in the morning for me. I especially like doing yoga in the evening - it helps me relax for bed. <em>135</em> Fri, 17 Nov 2017 12:48:31 EST QOD: 11/15-16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67929004 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/390bf4ca-9966-45cd-8930-37dd949f97fa.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you know anyone who has adopted a child or been adopted themselves? <BR> <BR> <em>170</em> My best friend adopted a sweet baby boy after years of waiting. Almost immediately she found herself expecting - and it turned out to be twins! Wed, 15 Nov 2017 12:42:06 EST QOD: 11/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67922770 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6e82a491-e70a-4a48-ba9e-5dcbe08212e8.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Have you found others things that improve with age? <BR> <BR> <em>580</em> I think my cooking has improved over the years. I make wonderful soups now from fresh ingredients, for instance. Tue, 14 Nov 2017 14:38:16 EST QOD: 11/11-12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67905929 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a411eec3-5d07-4ee5-91c2-c73302f3bc0b.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Let's get ready for World Kindness Day. Can you recall an act of kindness you received? Is there someone you want to remember or thank? <BR> <BR> <em>425</em> Our last snowfall left us snowed in for several days. A friend put chains on her car and came over to check if there was anything we needed. What a delightful kindness Sun, 12 Nov 2017 02:31:45 EST QOD: 11/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67902290 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/85755dd1-b61e-4cdb-9bb6-fddc3904af5b.jpg"> <BR> <BR> 1918- at the eleventh hour on the eleventh day of the eleventh month, fighting between the Allied Forces and Germany stopped, putting an end to the bloodshed of World War I per the terms of an armistice agreement signed in France that same day. <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What is something you know or have learned about Armistice Day/Veterans Day? How do you remember it? <BR> <BR> <em>459<... Sat, 11 Nov 2017 10:55:24 EST QOD: 11/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67893275 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3d078839-54ea-433b-9e20-d61f5e05403f.png"> <BR> <BR> Here is the link: <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po<BR>st=20_simple_onesheetpan_recipes_for_b<BR>usy_weeknights&amp;utm_source=sparkpeo<BR>ple&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campa<BR>ign=best-of-sparkpeople&amp;utm_content=TS1-2 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Have you seen this article? Which of the recipes would you like to try? <BR> <BR> <em>578</em> The Honey Apr... Fri, 10 Nov 2017 04:45:06 EST QOD: 11/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67891233 Today is World Freedom Day. Name one freedom you are grateful for having today. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b7c0c7ca-0f94-4bdf-9451-249f90e514f5.jpg"> <BR> I am thankful to have the freedom to travel. Thu, 9 Nov 2017 20:32:45 EST QOD: 11/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67891232 Today is World Freedom Day. Name one freedom you are grateful for having today. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/07e77c2b-2aaf-4d06-88c2-37b773c8233a.jpg”> <BR> <BR> I am thankful to have the freedom to travel. Thu, 9 Nov 2017 20:32:20 EST QOD: 11/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67878767 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/046737a6-f5c2-4c2d-9116-a3b632efc028.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> If you could magically have one of your chores disappear -- what would it be? <BR> <BR> <em>542</em> I am not a fan of sweeping. Wouldn't it be nice if anything that fell on the floor just took care of itself? Wed, 8 Nov 2017 02:51:15 EST QOD: 11/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67878766 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/046737a6-f5c2-4c2d-9116-a3b632efc028.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> If you could magically have one of your chores disappear -- what would it be? <BR> <BR> <em>542</em> I am not a fan of sweeping. Wouldn't it be nice if anything that fell on the floor just took care of itself? Wed, 8 Nov 2017 02:50:18 EST QOD: 11/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67871971 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/086df78f-6468-4f7c-8e9f-03ef9e35e0f1.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you have a favorite cup or mug you like to drink from? What is it like? <BR> <BR> <em>469</em> I have a set of Monet mugs with pictures like the ones above. My daughter and I like to use these for our special tea times. Otherwise I tend to use whatever is clean! Tue, 7 Nov 2017 02:41:27 EST QOD: 11/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67869295 I saw today is Saxophone Day. So in staying with that theme... <BR> <BR> Do you or did you ever play any instruments? If you could play an instrument now, what instrument would you choose? <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c5471de1-4f51-4b3e-bf29-ca68eb1fd07a.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> I so wish I was musically talented! Maybe my next life! LOL <BR> <BR> I took piano lessons when I was a child, but I didn’t last long! My aunt tried to teach me the ukulele, and I tried learning ... Mon, 6 Nov 2017 17:04:07 EST NOVEMBER A&I BIRTHDAYS AND TEAM NEWS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67852585 Below are the A&amp;I members who are celebrating <em>236</em> their birthdays this month. <BR> <BR> Show your A&amp;I Team Spirit <em>321</em> <em>215</em> by visiting their page to wish them a <em>383</em> ! <BR> <BR> <em>227</em> <em>303</em> DON’T POST A REPLY. Instead, give them a goody or post a comment on their page. <BR> <BR> 02 - DANCIN2ANEWME (Chelsea) <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=DA<BR>NCIN2ANEWME </link> <BR> <BR> 15—CANDYCANE2B <link>www.sparkp... Sat, 4 Nov 2017 12:46:20 EST weekly question November 4th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x67852295 Are you a hoarder ? do you keep things just in case? Sat, 4 Nov 2017 11:45:26 EST QOD: 11/4-5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67850261 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f3924aa7-75d0-4475-bca8-7c9c707e2638.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you reset your clocks the night before or wait until Sunday? <BR> <BR> <em>128</em> I learned to reset the clocks before going to bed on Saturday night after the times of arriving too early or too late to church on Sunday morning. tee hee Sat, 4 Nov 2017 03:55:25 EST QOD: 11/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67847993 Today is National Sandwich Day! What is your favorite or one of your favorite kinds of sandwich? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3387b915-36fb-4181-980d-d0510c89585a.jpeg"> <BR> I like variety, so it’s hard to pick a favorite. My go to is ham and swiss cheese on rye bread with pickles! Fri, 3 Nov 2017 16:57:57 EST QOD: 11/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67840346 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0e161559-5911-4eff-b382-01dd40f99f33.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Have you ever climbed a tree? When? What kind of tree? <BR> <BR> <em>573</em> We had a big Italian Prune tree in our backyard when I was growing up. It was perfect for climbing because it had big supportive branches. We had walnut trees in the front - they were much taller. In the fall I would climb up and shake all the ripe walnuts out. It was so near the street we ... Thu, 2 Nov 2017 12:26:20 EST WEEK 1 — THANKFUL FRIENDS NOVEMBER BSG CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x67835257 WEEK 1 — Thankful Friends November BSG Team <BR> <BR> REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <em>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 a... Wed, 1 Nov 2017 20:18:29 EST WEEK 1 — GRATEFUL PALS NOVEMBER BSG CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x67835249 WEEK 1 — Grateful Pals November BSG Team <BR> <BR> REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <em>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 ... Wed, 1 Nov 2017 20:17:14 EST WEEK 2 — THANKFUL FRIENDS NOVEMBER BSG CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x67835242 WEEK 2 — Thankful Friends November BSG Team <BR> <BR> REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <em>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 a... Wed, 1 Nov 2017 20:15:28 EST WEEK 2 — GRATEFUL PALS NOVEMBER BSG CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x67835232 WEEK 2 — Grateful Pals November BSG Team <BR> <BR> REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <em>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 ... Wed, 1 Nov 2017 20:14:45 EST WEEK 3 — THANKFUL FRIENDS NOVEMBER BSG CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x67835217 WEEK 3 — Thankful Friends November BSG Team <BR> <BR> REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <em>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 a... Wed, 1 Nov 2017 20:13:27 EST WEEK 3 — GRATEFUL PALS NOVEMBER BSG CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x67835201 WEEK 3 — Grateful Pals November BSG Team <BR> <BR> REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <em>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 ... Wed, 1 Nov 2017 20:12:38 EST WEEK 4 — THANKFUL FRIENDS NOVEMBER BSG CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x67835186 WEEK 4 — Thankful Friends November BSG Team <BR> <BR> REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <em>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 ... Wed, 1 Nov 2017 20:11:27 EST WEEK 4 — GRATEFUL PALS NOVEMBER BSG CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x67835183 WEEK 4 — Grateful Pals November BSG Team <BR> <BR> REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <em>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 ... Wed, 1 Nov 2017 20:10:24 EST GRATEFUL PALS NOVEMBER BSG CHAT ROOM http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x67835163 GRATEFUL PALS NOVEMBER BSG CHAT ROOM <BR> <BR> Welcome Grateful Pals to your chat room! <BR> <BR> <em>426</em> NOVEMBER FOCUS: Gratitude <em>465</em> <BR> The holidays are here again. Sometimes we don't take the time to think about all that we have to be grateful for. 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> Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups.... Wed, 1 Nov 2017 20:05:18 EST THANKFUL FRIENDS NOVEMBER BSG CHAT ROOM http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x67835132 Thankful Friends November BSG Chat Room <BR> <BR> Welcome Thankful Friends to your chat room! <BR> <BR> <em>426</em> NOVEMBER FOCUS: Gratitude <em>465</em> <BR> The holidays are here again. Sometimes we don't take the time to think about all that we have to be grateful for. 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> Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support gro... Wed, 1 Nov 2017 20:00:12 EST NOVEMBER 2017 BSG TEAMS & LINKS TO MEMBER'S PAGES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18195x31050x67835092 <em>220</em> Thankful Friends <BR> <BR> CJWORDPLAY <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=CJ<BR>WORDPLAY </link> <BR> <BR> BEFIT017 <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=BE<BR>FIT017 </link> <BR> <BR> BARBIE176 <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=BA<BR>RBIE176 </link> <BR> <BR> VEGGIEPAT <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=VE<BR>GGIEPAT </link> <BR> <BR> CATHYSFITLIFE <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=CA<BR>THYSFITLIFE </link> <BR>... Wed, 1 Nov 2017 19:52:56 EST ???QUESTIONS ABOUT THE NOVEMBER BSG CHALLENGE??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18195x31050x67835065 ???? NOVEMBER BSG CHALLENGE ???? <BR> <BR> QUESTIONS ABOUT THE NOVEMBER BSG CHALLENGE <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> Do not send your question via spark-mail! Others may have the same question, so by posting your question here it will help everyone. <BR> <BR> Wed, 1 Nov 2017 19:47:45 EST QOD: 11/1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67833080 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d3711ccd-853d-439b-9331-09429a03ff30.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Who are the Indigenous Peoples in your area? <BR> <BR> <em>492</em> Living in the Northwest close to the Columbia River centers me among traditional Indigenous Peoples. First, the Chinooks, relatives to the Clatsop tribe, lived in the Northwest along the banks of the Columbia River and the coast of the Pacific Ocean. The Chinooks were superb canoe builders and navigators, ... Wed, 1 Nov 2017 12:51:39 EST ***BEING GRATEFUL & THANKFUL IMAGES & QUOTES*** http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10470x31050x67828749 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/130dd830-0e6d-46fc-8799-9cdf2905309b.jpg"> Tue, 31 Oct 2017 23:06:10 EST QOD: 10/31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67823116 <em>422</em> <em>431</em> <em>423</em> <em>424</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Did you see the cute Halloween story that google created on their homepage? <BR> <BR> Here's the link: <link>www.google.com/webhp?hl=en&amp;ictx=<BR>2&amp;sa=X&amp;ved=0ahUKEwikg_mFrZrXAh<BR>UFw2MKHf3bC0IQPQgD </link> Tue, 31 Oct 2017 03:42:25 EST QOD: 10/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67818827 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/75177dd0-d26b-4203-ab68-e3103eab2e7c.png"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What is your weather like today? <BR> <BR> <em>67</em> We started with fog this morning and now the sun is shining through. VERY windy. <em>465</em> Mon, 30 Oct 2017 11:47:00 EST QOD: 10/28-29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67803706 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/61b3bf3d-ccea-4215-9ba2-997c4412aecd.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you have lawn where you live? Who takes care of it and what kind of mower do you use? <BR> <BR> <em>574</em> My yard is trees, flowering shrubs and ground cover so no mowing is required. I sure remember using one of those old push mowers when I was growing up. The lawn was one of my major chores. Sat, 28 Oct 2017 03:10:56 EST QOD: 10/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67801483 Have you ever looked at some of the questions and answers that people post for products on Amazon.com? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3dac432f-9bae-43f5-a7fc-473e4561fbe5.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I was looking up humidifiers on Amazon and was looking at some of the questions and answers for a Vicks Warm Mist Humidifier. OMG, you talk about funny! Someone's question was Baby. That's it, nothing else. Some of the funniest answers were: <BR> <BR> Ice, ice? <BR> <BR> Yes ... Fri, 27 Oct 2017 18:09:38 EST QOD: 10/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67793512 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8282f44e-059e-4f69-8d90-da4f45707f3a.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Will you be getting a fresh pumpkin this season? How will you use it? <BR> <BR> <em>471</em> We got a sweetie pie pumpkin to cook with. Also some cute little mini pumpkins. We draw faces on them and use them to decorate. Thu, 26 Oct 2017 12:43:49 EST SIGN-UP FOR NOVEMBER 2017 BSG CHALLENGES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18195x31050x67792786 Sign-Up FOR THE NOVEMBER BSG Challenge <BR> NOVEMBER BUDDY SUPPORT GROUP (BSG) CHALLENGE! <BR> <BR> It’s time to sign up for the NOVEMBER BUDDY SUPPORT GROUP (BSG) CHALLENGE! <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> If you’re not familiar with what a “BUDDY SUPPORT GROUP CHALLENGE” is, visit the following thread: <BR> <... Thu, 26 Oct 2017 10:23:50 EST QOD: 10/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67788126 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9223cf8f-1035-4b77-bf11-0dba6284ab41.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What color is your shirt(dress) today? <BR> <BR> <em>184</em> This is the closest pink I could find. It matches the pink stripe in my sneakers. <em>331</em> Wed, 25 Oct 2017 15:32:04 EST QOD: 10/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67782049 Are there any charities or causes that are "close to your heart"? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2ccc9c94-f6fd-45e7-b119-19cf186ed737.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> Whenever I buy something from smile.amazon.com a portion of the profits go to a no kill animal shelter near where we used to live in southern Missouri. Tue, 24 Oct 2017 17:30:47 EST QOD: 10/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67771924 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1c1322f2-1d75-4a37-aaac-90a6e056553b.gif"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you remember getting your first computer? What was it like? <BR> <BR> <em>17</em> Mine was a word processor in the 1980's. It used printer paper with perforated edges. It was 1994 when I got my first laptop - it cost over $2000!!! Mon, 23 Oct 2017 04:47:32 EST QOD: 10/21-22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67764018 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e9fabca7-cc5c-4edb-8262-f36830908bb2.jpg"> <BR> <BR> "On National Sweetest Day, take care of all those who need care. Even those who need great care, when given the smallest token will feel the effects. A little treat, a card, a show of support during a time of need may be the sweetest gift on this day." <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Who do you know who could use a small token of sweetness this week-end? <BR> Let us know what you plan to do for ... Sat, 21 Oct 2017 20:31:52 EST QOD: 10/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67753497 <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What job do you think you could be incredibly good at? Go ahead and stretch your imagination. <BR> <BR> <em>359</em> Inventor -- of things to help people with physical limitations <BR> Fri, 20 Oct 2017 03:47:48 EST QOD: 10/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67747250 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3f35252f-7dfb-4370-88d6-c1658c705d05.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What job would you be terrible at? <BR> <BR> <em>226</em> Race car driver. I get motion sick with speed and quick turns. So I guess that rules out airline pilot and ships captain, too. : ) Thu, 19 Oct 2017 03:30:55 EST QOD: 10/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67744377 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3db0f1b5-2ac6-4c01-a0fd-143bca001c56.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What kinds of Strength Training do you do? What is your favorite? <BR> <BR> <em>317</em> I do a lot of body weight ST. My favorite exercises are with resistance bands. There are so many options I can do at home. Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:36:14 EST QOD: 10/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67738428 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3da65b92-095c-47ba-96e2-b99ceaf1a5eb.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you eat pasta? What are your favorite ways to serve it? <BR> <BR> <em>22</em> Fresh made linguine with garlic olive oil and grated parmesan. I also like Greek lemon orzo soup. Tue, 17 Oct 2017 16:49:06 EST QOD: 10/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67738409 Do you have a song stuck in your head? lol <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/539b26a0-0980-499e-b0eb-7b9779181240.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I have a song that I really like and listened to the other day and now it's stuck in my head. It's called Lullaby by The Cure. No, it has nothing to do with the song you sing to your baby when you're trying to get it to go to sleep. <BR> <BR> <link>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAGH<BR>Fnnk5Cc </link> Tue, 17 Oct 2017 16:43:50 EST QOD: 10/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67728348 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9e25ae15-b0d2-4bfe-b783-bbc50e461e3e.png"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Who would you like to thank today? How will you let them know? <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> Thank you, my Spark Friends, for faithfully checking in and encouraging me along the way. It brings a smile when I see a post from you. May you know how much your presence means in this community. <em>247</em> <em>223</em> Mon, 16 Oct 2017 04:10:21 EST QOD: 10/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67718910 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/58d8c5b6-ffe2-45fe-bee9-7e10cdc690f3.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Have you heard of powdered peanut butter? Have you tried it? <BR> <BR> <em>4</em> A friend told me about it - she puts it in her smoothies. So I tried it- in GF pancakes- and it's good. It also has 85% fewer fat calories. <em>30</em> Sat, 14 Oct 2017 15:30:08 EST QOD: 10/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67709767 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/aeab2998-55f5-48a4-b6b8-67866419e44a.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you like wearing necklaces? What types? <BR> <BR> <em>204</em> I wear a necklace sometimes. My favorites are lapis lazuli and a long jade one. <BR> <BR> Fri, 13 Oct 2017 03:45:23 EST QOD: 10/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67703067 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e38cc879-b8b0-4679-b937-201cace1b5be.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What were your high school colors? <BR> <BR> <em>281</em> Green and Gold <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6f1029b3-d4ee-4e8a-a03b-7f1a352827e3.jpg"> Thu, 12 Oct 2017 01:50:35 EST QOD: 10/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67691179 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1c02ef09-14b0-4cbc-b2e4-427bd47c9f7e.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What will you do for your mental health today? <BR> <BR> <em>135</em> I am doing seated yoga -- it feels good in sooo many ways. : ) Tue, 10 Oct 2017 04:46:15 EST QOD: 10/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67677632 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ff2a7f36-1571-48d2-919a-d6d08f71fe8f.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Did you go trick or treating? What kinds of treats did you get (I hope there weren't any rocks)? <BR> <BR> <em>473</em> Our neighbors often invited us in for cookies and cider. One lady always made fresh donuts. Super treats Sun, 8 Oct 2017 05:19:17 EST QOD: 10/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67668448 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/258de736-27bd-45ef-b138-30a8cfdd9ab7.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Who makes you laugh? <BR> <BR> <em>246</em> I like cartoons with a ring of truth to them - such as <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9a61a681-e61c-403d-aa51-cea301d5dc0f.jpg"> Fri, 6 Oct 2017 12:02:36 EST QOD: 10/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67659804 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2861aad7-e397-42c1-9aa7-f443b843f6a4.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Have you ever participated in a reading group? What did you read? <BR> <BR> <em>149</em> It's been a while since I was in a group. The last one read works of Thomas Merton, such as Seeds of Contemplation. Thu, 5 Oct 2017 02:44:28 EST OCTOBER A&I BIRTHDAYS AND TEAM NEWS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67657782 Below are the A&amp;I members who are celebrating <em>236</em> their birthdays this month. Show your A&amp;I Team Spirit <em>321</em> <em>215</em> by visiting their page to wish them a <em>383</em> ! <BR> <BR> <em>227</em> <em>303</em> DON’T POST A REPLY. Instead, give them a goody or post a comment on their page. <BR> <BR> 10 ~ OCTOBER </link> <BR> <BR> 01 – WATCHMEGO! - <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.as<BR>p?id=WATCHMEGO! </link> <BR> 05 – CATLOVER110 - <... Wed, 4 Oct 2017 18:40:36 EST COOL GHOULS WEEK FOUR OCTOBER BSG CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x67649903 WEEK 4 — Cool Ghouls October BSG Team <BR> <BR> REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <em>431</em> October Focus - Stretching &amp; relaxation   <em>414</em> <BR> The holiday months are coming again, sometimes we don't take the time to relax before we get so busy.... Tue, 3 Oct 2017 12:59:26 EST GHOSTLY GALS WEEK FOUR OCTOBER BSG CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x67649898 WEEK 4 — Ghostly Gals October BSG Team <BR> <BR> REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <em>431</em> October Focus - Stretching &amp; relaxation   <em>414</em> <BR> The holiday months are coming again, sometimes we don't take the time to relax before we get so busy... Tue, 3 Oct 2017 12:58:02 EST COOL GHOULS WEEK THREE OCTOBER BSG CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x67649863 WEEK 3 — Cool Ghouls BSG Team <BR> <BR> REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <em>431</em> October Focus - Stretching &amp; relaxation   <em>414</em> <BR> The holiday months are coming again, sometimes we don't take the time to relax before we get so busy. This mo... Tue, 3 Oct 2017 12:47:51 EST GHOSTLY GALS WEEK THREE OCTOBER BSG CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x67649858 WEEK 3 � Ghostly Gals BSG Team <BR> <BR> REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <em>431</em> October Focus - Stretching &amp; relaxation � <em>414</em> <BR> The holiday months are coming again, sometimes we don't take the time to relax before we get so busy. Th... Tue, 3 Oct 2017 12:45:50 EST COOL GHOULS WEEK TWO OCTOBER BSG CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x67649396 WEEK 2 — Cool Ghouls BSG Team <BR> <BR> REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <em>431</em> October Focus - Stretching &amp; relaxation   <em>414</em> <BR> The holiday months are coming again, sometimes we don't take the time to relax before we get so busy. This mo... Tue, 3 Oct 2017 11:27:12 EST GHOSTLY GALS WEEK TWO OCTOBER BSG CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x67649355 WEEK 2 — Ghostly Gals BSG Team <BR> <BR> REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <em>431</em> October Focus - Stretching &amp; relaxation   <em>414</em> <BR> The holiday months are coming again, sometimes we don't take the time to relax before we get so busy. This m... Tue, 3 Oct 2017 11:25:25 EST QOD: 10/3-4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67647374 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/280ddadb-6d7b-4949-8df8-9dd94e3f677b.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> People are beginning to think about what they will wear for Halloween. What is a fun Halloween costume you have seen (or worn)? <BR> <BR> <em>30</em> I remember the year when my kindergarten class and I dressed up as crayons. I was the purple one. Tue, 3 Oct 2017 04:55:25 EST QOD: 10/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67645115 Do you or have you ever donated blood? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/54a42e79-c467-4666-8433-58d53f68b04e.jpg"> <BR> <BR> No, I couldn't for the longest time. When I was a kid I was given Growth Hormone. It was an experimental drug at the time and the process by which some of it was extracted from human cadavers introduced a disease called Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, better known as the human form of mad cow disease. Thankfully, as far as I know, none of the G... Mon, 2 Oct 2017 18:54:48 EST COOL GHOULS OCTOBER BSG CHALLENGE CHAT ROOM http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x67643846 COOL GHOULS OCTOBER BSG CHAT ROOM <BR> <BR> Welcome, Cool Ghouls to your chat room! <BR> <BR> <em>431</em> October Focus - Stretching &amp; relaxation <em>414</em> <BR> The holiday months are coming again, sometimes we don't take the time to relax before we get so busy. This month the challenge is to take sometime everyday to relax. Meditate, stretch or do some yoga each day. <BR> <BR> Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. <BR> <BR> HELPFUL TIP:... Mon, 2 Oct 2017 14:23:11 EST GHOSTLY GALS OCTOBER BSG CHALLENGE CHAT ROOM http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x67643795 GHOSTLY GALS OCTOBER BSG CHAT ROOM <BR> <BR> <em>431</em> Welcome, Ghostly Gals to your chat room! <em>135</em> <BR> <BR> The holiday months are coming again, sometimes we don't take the time to relax before we get so busy. This month the challenge is to take sometime everyday to relax. Meditate, stretch or do some yoga each day. <BR> <BR> Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. <BR> <BR> HELPFUL TIP: A little trick I learned that makes it ea... Mon, 2 Oct 2017 14:16:43 EST GHOSTLY GALS SEPTEMBER BSG CHALLENGE CHAT ROOM http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x67643766 GHOSTLY GALS OCTOBER BSG CHAT ROOM <BR> <BR> Welcome, Ghostly Gals to your chat room! <BR> <BR> <em>431</em> October Focus - Stretching &amp; relaxation <em>414</em> <BR> The holiday months are coming again, sometimes we don't take the time to relax before we get so busy. This month the challenge is to take sometime everyday to relax. Meditate, stretch or do some yoga each day. <BR> <BR> Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. <BR> <BR> HELPFUL TI... Mon, 2 Oct 2017 14:09:43 EST OCTOBER 2017 BSG CHALLENGES TEAM MEMBERS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18195x31050x67643644 GHOSTLY GALS <BR> <BR> Amy <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=AM<BR>YBELLES </link> <BR> Barbie <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=BA<BR>RBIE176 </link> <BR> Linda <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=1B<BR>LUEMAC </link> <BR> Marni <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=BE<BR>STFIT88 </link> <BR> Michele <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=BE<BR>FIT017 </link> <BR> Pat <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=VE<BR>GGIEPAT </link> <BR> <BR> COOL GHOULS... Mon, 2 Oct 2017 13:44:16 EST COOL GHOULS WEEK ONE OCTOBER BSG CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x67643471 WEEK 1 — Cool Ghouls October BSG Team <BR> <BR> REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> emoticon October Focus - Stretching &amp; relaxation emoticon <BR> The holiday months are coming again, sometimes we don't take the time to relax before we get so busy. This mo... Mon, 2 Oct 2017 13:18:52 EST GHOSTLY GALS WEEK ONE OCTOBER BSG CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x67643454 WEEK 1 — Ghostly Gals October BSG Team <BR> <BR> REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <em>431</em> October Focus - Stretching &amp; relaxation   <em>414</em> <BR> The holiday months are coming again, sometimes we don't take the time to relax before we get so busy... Mon, 2 Oct 2017 13:15:57 EST QOD: 10/1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67637751 Do you or have you ever shopped online? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8cac7aac-74c5-471a-80ee-1b4dc8385e40.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Yes, I do lots of shopping online. I buy a lot of things from Amazon but I also buy groceries online. Sun, 1 Oct 2017 17:22:28 EST **HALLOWEEN IMAGES** http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10470x31050x67631721 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f8a1d682-8369-40e7-a285-f7b168e6b2fe.jpg"> Sat, 30 Sep 2017 19:18:17 EST QOD: 9/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67625208 Do you use a voice assistant, like Siri or Alexa? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2d2e8475-9238-458f-9876-4b5eda3fdab4.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Yes, we use Siri sometimes on the iPad. I have Alexa on my Kindle and use it once in a while. I use "Ok Google" more than the others though because it's on my phone. I use it for driving directions. I'd like to get an Amazon Echo though for the house. Fri, 29 Sep 2017 16:43:00 EST QOD: 9/25-27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67600914 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/45ec5977-97b8-4417-9cc6-eeed1c47ffce.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> I'm giving you a heads up on Women's Health &amp; Fitness Day so you can check out your community to see if activities are planned locally. How will you further your health and/or fitness for this important day? <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> I will continue focusing on taking care of my body. I am experiencing a recurrence of severe back pain. Experience tells me I don't get b... Mon, 25 Sep 2017 17:56:15 EST ???? OCTOBER BSG CHALLENGE ???? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18195x31050x67598996 QUESTIONS ABOUT THE OCTOBER BSG CHALLENGE? <BR> <BR> Post any questions about the OCTOBER BSG CHALLENGE here iif you can't get your question answered in your team's chat, and I or one of your other Team Leaders will post a reply as soon as possible! <BR> <BR> Do not send your question via spark-mail! Others may have the same question, so by posting your question here, it will help everyone. <BR> Mon, 25 Sep 2017 10:53:02 EST SIGN-UP FOR OCTOBER 2017 BSG CHALLENGES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18195x31050x67598932 Sign-Up FOR THE OCTOBER BSG Challenge <BR> OCTOBER BUDDY SUPPORT GROUP (BSG) CHALLENGE! <BR> <BR> It’s time to sign up for the OCTOBER BUDDY SUPPORT GROUP (BSG) CHALLENGE! <BR> <BR> October Focus - Stretching &amp; relaxation <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> If you’re not familiar with what a “BUDDY S... Mon, 25 Sep 2017 10:39:18 EST QOD: 9/23-24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67588299 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/939b9c23-9468-44ad-aeb5-f84a07e0c867.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What are some of your favorite fall recipes? <BR> <BR> <em>147</em> I like to use pumpkin in my recipes. Like adding a can of pumpkin to my chili recipe. And curried pumpkin soup. Sat, 23 Sep 2017 13:36:25 EST QOD: 9/20-21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67576952 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/57fef2ef-0103-4e71-a88c-c8c338c11aac.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Today and tomorrow are recognized as World Peace Days. With all the tensions and suffering around the world -- what is something you can do to increase peace for yourself? Feel free to post more than one, if you like. <BR> <BR> <em>403</em> I started the day with Sun Salutations and deep breathing. I think I may try to do a walking meditation this afternoon. Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:30:42 EST QOD: 9/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67572487 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e08e4267-b8e0-4f88-a960-0a06da4b6c8c.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Who helped you learn to cook? Do you remember what you did first? <BR> <BR> <em>577</em> My mom helped me most. I remember when she made a pie she would let me make a little rolled up pastry with the leftover pie crust - adding cinnamon, sugar and a little butter. My first project all my own was a rhubarb pie. I felt very proud. Wed, 20 Sep 2017 19:15:50 EST QOD: 9/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67566952 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/33696e12-e959-45c2-b6d4-2095f86da413.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you like giving/getting Spark Goodies? Do you have favorites? <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> I like giving Spark Goodies. It's a way to let people know I'm thinking of them as well as recognizing their achievements. I like getting goodies. It's like getting a personal greeting from my friends. <em>437</em> Tue, 19 Sep 2017 21:49:06 EST QOD: 9/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67556256 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0222eb89-eeb0-466f-9631-359f9f5399d3.JPG"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What famous person would you like to have dinner with? <BR> <BR> <em>272</em> I think it would be fun to share a meal with Maggie Smith. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f2443afd-84c7-4853-87ae-29066b6af3cb.jpg"> Mon, 18 Sep 2017 03:27:26 EST QOD: 9/15-17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67538859 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a721e5df-a5ed-4cbe-9d91-c3df55d24fbc.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> It's apple season. What kind of apple(s) will you eat this week-end? <BR> <BR> <em>551</em> I will put granny smith apple pieces in my green salad. For snack I've been eating local Honey Crisp apples. <em>4</em> Fri, 15 Sep 2017 04:01:06 EST QOD: 9/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67536283 Did your parents read stories to you as a child? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/157082c3-8073-42cc-bb71-2259f69b6aa6.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Yes, but when I became old enough to read for myself my mom didn't read to me as much. I don't think my dad ever read to me. Thu, 14 Sep 2017 15:55:33 EST QOD: 9/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67525235 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f64fe406-9055-452a-84c9-be1293425721.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What is one thing someone has said or done that has encouraged you? <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> "Let's get together". Wow - that helps me feel noticed and valued. In these busy times it's encouraging when someone can make time for a meet-up. <em>361</em> Tue, 12 Sep 2017 20:49:31 EST QOD: 9/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67514855 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0875bb35-d1b0-4261-8785-4cc15742c70b.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> How would you like to celebrate yourself? <BR> <BR> <em>383</em> Today is my birthday so I've decided to celebrate the artist in me. I plan to get out my art supplies and play. <em>224</em> Mon, 11 Sep 2017 04:21:50 EST QOD: 9/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67508959 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/39a299ab-8fa1-48f4-bf30-635cc5d1e134.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> This is a day to honor our grandparents. Do you have a memory of one or more of your grandparents to share? <BR> <BR> <em>541</em> My father's mother, Georgia included me in her daily activities including her sewing - especially beautiful quilts. I treasure the ones she made for me. She lived in a very small town and when I visited her each afternoon we would walk to the... Sun, 10 Sep 2017 03:55:33 EST QOD: 9/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67497958 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c0f394a5-3d0d-45bd-b9a3-d25b0767f531.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you like winter squashes? How do you like to use them? <BR> <BR> <em>147</em> A fall and winter favorite is pumpkin or butternut squash soup. I make it curried with granny smith apples. I'm looking forward to it. Fri, 8 Sep 2017 04:51:10 EST PLAYFUL PEARS WEEK FOUR BSG CHALLENGES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x67494727 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <em>204</em> SEPTEMBER FOCUS: Self-esteem and keeping motivation <em>306</em> <BR> This month we are going to think about your own self-esteem! Are you confident? Do you think you have a good self-esteem and how to develop... Thu, 7 Sep 2017 14:49:20 EST ACTIVE APPLES WEEK FOUR BSG CHALLENGES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x67494724 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <em>204</em> SEPTEMBER FOCUS: Self-esteem and keeping motivation <em>306</em> <BR> This month we are going to think about your own self-esteem! Are you confident? Do you think you have a good self-esteem and how to develop... Thu, 7 Sep 2017 14:48:39 EST PLAYFUL PEARS WEEK THREE BSG CHALLENGES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x67494722 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <em>204</em> SEPTEMBER FOCUS: Self-esteem and keeping motivation <em>306</em> <BR> This month we are going to think about your own self-esteem! Are you confident? Do you think you have a good self-esteem and how to develop... Thu, 7 Sep 2017 14:47:08 EST ACTIVE APPLES WEEK THREE BSG CHALLENGES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x67494720 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <em>204</em> SEPTEMBER FOCUS: Self-esteem and keeping motivation <em>306</em> <BR> This month we are going to think about your own self-esteem! Are you confident? Do you think you have a good self-esteem and how to develop... Thu, 7 Sep 2017 14:46:24 EST PLAYFUL PEARS WEEK TWO BSG CHALLENGES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x67494714 <BR> REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <em>204</em> SEPTEMBER FOCUS: Self-esteem and keeping motivation <em>306</em> <BR> This month we are going to think about your own self-esteem! Are you confident? Do you think you have a good self-esteem and how to d... Thu, 7 Sep 2017 14:44:55 EST ACTIVE APPLES WEEK TWO BSG CHALLENGES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x67494711 <BR> REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <em>204</em> SEPTEMBER FOCUS: Self-esteem and keeping motivation <em>306</em> <BR> This month we are going to think about your own self-esteem! Are you confident? Do you think you have a good self-esteem and how to d... Thu, 7 Sep 2017 14:44:04 EST QOD: 9/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67489063 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c1512f2e-330b-4349-b56d-244eac3507b7.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Are you reading a book? Which one? If you aren't reading a book right now, is there one you can recommend? <BR> <BR> <em>149</em> Yes, I am reading "Glass Houses" by Louise Penny. It is #13 in her series about Inspector Gamache of the Quebec Surete. She is a fabulous writer that I can wholeheartedly recommend. Wed, 6 Sep 2017 18:16:57 EST QOD: 9/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67478901 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3b62c0df-e3b5-4519-86fd-aaae521b462d.png"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What is your favorite whole grain? <BR> I found a brown jasmine rice that has a nutty taste and slightly chewy texture that I like. It is so versatile I use it often. <BR> <BR> This month you can nominate your favorite charity to win cases and cases of whole grain foods. Any charity that addresses food insecurity as a major part of its mission qualifies. You can find out mo... Tue, 5 Sep 2017 05:01:56 EST PLAYFUL PEARS WEEK ONE BSG CHALLENGES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x67463955 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <em>204</em> SEPTEMBER FOCUS: Self-esteem and keeping motivation <em>306</em> <BR> This month we are going to think about your own self-esteem! Are you confident? Do you think you have a good self-esteem and how to develop... Sat, 2 Sep 2017 13:59:15 EST ACTIVE APPLES WEEK ONE BSG CHALLENGES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x67463948 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <em>204</em> SEPTEMBER FOCUS: Self-esteem and keeping motivation <em>306</em> <BR> This month we are going to think about your own self-esteem! Are you confident? Do you think you have a good self-esteem and how to develop... Sat, 2 Sep 2017 13:58:24 EST PLAYFUL PEARS SEPTEMBER BSG CHALLENGE CHAT ROOM http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x67463924 Playful Pears SEPTEMBER BSG CHAT ROOM <BR> <BR> Welcome Playful Pears to your chat room! <BR> <BR> Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. <BR> HELPFUL TIP: A little trick I learned that makes it easier to reply to individual members’ posts is to use Notepad or WordPad. What I do is restore down my screen (i.e., make it smaller and to the left or right) then, as I’m reading the posts, I type my response in one of those by using Name, xxx (I also save it s... Sat, 2 Sep 2017 13:54:20 EST ACTIVE APPLES SEPTEMBER BSG CHALLENGE CHAT ROOM http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x67463918 Active Apples SEPTEMBER BSG CHAT ROOM <BR> <BR> Welcome Active Apples to your chat room! <BR> <BR> Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. <BR> HELPFUL TIP: A little trick I learned that makes it easier to reply to individual members’ posts is to use Notepad or WordPad. What I do is restore down my screen (i.e., make it smaller and to the left or right) then, as I’m reading the posts, I type my response in one of those by using Name, xxx (I also save it s... Sat, 2 Sep 2017 13:51:33 EST SEPTEMBER 2017 BSG CHALLENGES TEAM MEMBERS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18195x31050x67463907 ACTIVE APPLES <BR> <BR> Barbie - <link> http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=B<BR>ARBIE176 </link> <BR> Karenmarie - <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.as<BR>p?id=CANDOK1260 </link> <BR> CJ - <link> http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=C<BR>JWORDPLAY </link> <BR> Michelle - <link> http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=B<BR>EFIT017 </link> <BR> Risa - - <link> http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=R<BR>EADYRISA </link> <BR> Pat - <link> http://www.sparkpeople.c... Sat, 2 Sep 2017 13:46:16 EST ???? SEPTEMBER BSG CHALLENGE ???? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18195x31050x67463902 QUESTIONS ABOUT THE SEPTEMBER BSG CHALLENGE <BR> <BR> Post any questions about the SEPTEMBER BSG CHALLENGE here if you can't get your question answered in your team's chat and I or one of your other Team Leaders will post a reply as soon as possible! <BR> <BR> Do not send your question via spark-mail! Others may have the same question, so by posting your question here it will help everyone. <BR> <BR> <BR> Sat, 2 Sep 2017 13:43:55 EST QOD: 9/2-4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67463679 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/25783201-f465-491e-8361-fd58e6ecfa59.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> It's Labor Day week-end in the U.S. Do you have plans for the week-end? <BR> <BR> <em>150</em> Labor Day week-end has usually been spent getting my classroom ready for the first day of school. I feel like I should be putting up a bulletin board, or something. I think I'll spiff up my bedroom instead - and maybe do some coloring. <em>542</em> <BR> <BR> <em>191</em>... Sat, 2 Sep 2017 12:52:28 EST SEPTEMBER A&I TEAM BIRTHDAYS AND NEWS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67458366 Below are the A&amp;I members who are celebrating <em>236</em> their birthdays this month. Show your A&amp;I Team Spirit <em>321</em> <em>215</em> by visiting their page to wish them a <em>383</em> ! <BR> <BR> <em>227</em> <em>303</em> DON’T POST A REPLY. Instead, give them a goody or post a comment on their page. <BR> <BR> 9 ~ SEPTEMBER </link> <BR> <BR> 11—CJWORDPLAY— <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=CJ<BR>WORDPLAY </link> <BR> 30—AMYBELLES— <link>www.sparkpeop... Fri, 1 Sep 2017 15:23:43 EST QOD: 09/1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67455017 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a67f2251-9c29-44a3-8408-498c832d240d.png"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What small goal will you work toward this month? <BR> <BR> <em>249</em> At least 5 days per week I will plan my meals ahead of time using the Nutrition Tracker. I will EAT what I planned!!! Fri, 1 Sep 2017 04:13:36 EST QOD: 8/29-30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67436681 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0256ad13-d5bb-4447-a09c-5bdd5f9d1fb6.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It's back to school time so --- <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What would you like to learn about today (or in the next few weeks)? Is there something you learned in school that you would like to pursue now, if you could? <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> I just started a class about restorative justice. I don't know much about it yet, but it sounds very positive. I didn't get to do art in high schoo... Tue, 29 Aug 2017 02:36:12 EST QOD: 8/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67430876 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/fdf1d445-3432-40bb-98b3-c49f0763fd79.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What freggies are you eating today? <BR> <BR> <em>277</em> red grapes, broccoli, mushrooms, onions, green beans, red peppers, and some Red Hat melon (it's terrific). Mon, 28 Aug 2017 03:10:04 EST QOD: 8/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67425063 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d4c32b7d-d53c-4833-8463-e00d013f1b4d.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> How will you spend your "Me" time today? <BR> <BR> <em>268</em> I plan to color the beautiful card a Spark Friend sent to me. What a joy! Sun, 27 Aug 2017 05:11:53 EST QOD: 8/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67419758 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c89365c0-3580-404c-b155-0adb5f233f58.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What is your birthstone? What do you like about it? <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> My birthstone is the sapphire. I've always liked the very deep blue sapphires. Blue is one of my favorite colors. Sat, 26 Aug 2017 03:31:34 EST SIGN-UP FOR SEPTEMBER 2017 BSG CHALLENGES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18195x31050x67417386 SEPTEMBER BUDDY SUPPORT GROUP (BSG) CHALLENGE! <BR> <BR> It’s time to sign up for the SEPTEMBER BUDDY SUPPORT GROUP (BSG) CHALLENGE! <BR> <BR> If you’re not familiar with what a “BUDDY SUPPORT GROUP CHALLENGE” is, visit the following thread: <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes<BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x532<BR>00305 </link> <BR> <BR> The challenge will run from SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 3 through SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 (with the last week's totals due on SUNDAY, OCTO... Fri, 25 Aug 2017 17:41:18 EST QOD: 8/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67415910 Dishwasher or sink? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4d454a46-aaa4-49da-a2a3-51aa593be3ac.png"> <BR> <BR> What do you use for washing by hand? Sponge, cloth, brush? <BR> <BR> I use both dishwasher and sink. I wash pots and pans and a few other things by hand in the sink with a scrubby sponge. I also use a brush on some things. <BR> Fri, 25 Aug 2017 11:33:26 EST QOD: 8/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67396048 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e0348c42-7fc7-4d41-b836-3b7681b3be13.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you like taking pictures? Can you recall the first type of camera you used? <BR> <BR> <em>388</em> I used to take more pictures than I do today. I got a brownie box camera when I was a kid. That was total fun - and then you had to wait until the film was developed to see how funny your pictures turned out. Later I got a polaroid - and that's another story. : ) <BR>... Tue, 22 Aug 2017 03:40:38 EST QOD: 8/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67390186 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0224f987-5831-4f2a-9a9a-12b87c3fdfb8.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What are your "observations" on the eclipse today? <BR> <BR> <em>67</em> I'll be watching from my home. We will have 99.6 % totality at about 10:18 PDT. I'll be back later after it happens. Mon, 21 Aug 2017 03:43:36 EST QOD: 8/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67384708 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0268d482-b8eb-45cb-b669-23bfe7b57d7f.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What kinds of family fun have you enjoyed this month? ("family" includes all those who are like family to you) <BR> <BR> My daughter, Stephanie, and I took an art class - learning how to make prints. It was a lot of fun. <BR> Later in the month we plan to go to Seattle for the launch of Louise Penny's new book. She is one of our favorite authors so we will get a first day ... Sun, 20 Aug 2017 03:17:33 EST QOD: 8/17-18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67367765 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b16a0615-eb5d-470a-94e7-2e261a49c825.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you have a laugh or a cartoon you'd like to share with us? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/59eb6752-8947-4a50-a1e7-b6ccc5bfd663.jpg"> Thu, 17 Aug 2017 04:15:29 EST QOD: 8/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67356228 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/fb428cfa-1b31-4591-9788-7fb1ac573517.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> How will you relax today? <BR> <BR> <em>102</em> I'm planning a nap this afternoon. <em>224</em> Tue, 15 Aug 2017 03:27:37 EST QOD: 8/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67349926 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/65aca696-ed04-4aed-bcab-96f07e7d63b1.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> How do you drink your water? Do you add something to it? Do you have a favorite water bottle/glass? <BR> <BR> <em>274</em> I have a new infuser water bottle. I can add berries or melon to get some extra flavor. I also like a spritz of fresh lemon or lime. Mon, 14 Aug 2017 03:47:16 EST QOD: 8/11-13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67332619 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0a1afb93-ae4c-4c9c-b5a5-623e7add9165.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Let's make a list of things you can't buy in stores. Post as often as you like. <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> I'll start with Hugs <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5c57e91b-bece-4022-b1d7-31404b2a34b7.jpg"> Fri, 11 Aug 2017 04:01:43 EST QOD: 8/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67326398 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4e828b53-ed75-425d-9a1d-657a602f2257.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you like lemonade? Have you ever made it with fresh lemons? <BR> <BR> <em>194</em> aaah - ice cold lemonade like my grandma made for us every summer. I think homemade was the only way to get lemonade then. LOL. I like it tart so most of the already mixed ones are way too sweet for me. Now I just put slices of lemon in my water and enjoy it --- without the sugar. Thu, 10 Aug 2017 03:58:09 EST QOD: 8/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67319957 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6c0e94f9-039e-4172-9a43-0779bb123a58.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Did you ever have a yo-yo? Were you able to do any tricks with it? <BR> <BR> <em>313</em> I liked playing with a yo-yo as a child. I tried to do the "Walk the Dog" trick but I wasn't very good. I spent a lot of time untangling the string, I remember. LOL Wed, 9 Aug 2017 05:25:26 EST QOD: 8/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67313904 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/85c6f495-4b1f-41f3-9c31-70c67f187ebd.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you like zucchini? How do you use it? <BR> <BR> <em>766</em> Yes, I like zucchini. If you have extras to share you are welcome to bring them to my porch. LOL I make low-fat zucchini brownies, as some of you know (a Spark Recipe). I also add zucchini to chili and I like substituting zucchini for the noodles in lasagna (I just slice them lengthwise). I like the sneak... Tue, 8 Aug 2017 03:48:35 EST QOD: 8/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67307625 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/dec4e49d-3ab5-4078-b328-7affe6014527.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you or someone you know have freckles? <BR> <BR> <em>36</em> The only time I got freckles was in the days before sunscreen. My sister has lots of freckles year round. My grandma told her they were Irish beauty marks - but she always tried to cover them up. : ) Mon, 7 Aug 2017 03:02:44 EST QOD: 8/5-6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67296518 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/525c2cee-1726-4c38-858f-662c7b49f430.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Who will you remember this Sunday for National Friendship Day? Will you check back again and let us know what you did for them? <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> I sent a note to a friend I haven't seen since Christmas. And my plan is to send goodies to Spark Friends - especially those I haven't talked to for a while. I'll be back to let you know how it goes. <em>223</em> Sat, 5 Aug 2017 03:15:12 EST QOD: 8/4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67290790 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7e8fd6fc-94b1-430e-a99f-4a1aa73a95ac.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Have you ever had a foot massage? If so, what did you like about it? <BR> <BR> <em>102</em> I really enjoy having my feet massaged. My daughter and I often do it for each other. I like to get my massage last because I find it so relaxing sometimes I go to sleep. : ) Fri, 4 Aug 2017 05:18:04 EST QOD: 8/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67285094 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/19058318-7f6e-4879-96dd-c6cf091a904a.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> If you eat nuts what is your favorite kind, and how do you like to serve them? <BR> <BR> <em>493</em> We grow hazelnuts nearby so I have always enjoyed them roasted. They are good in salads and of course, in chocolate! Thu, 3 Aug 2017 05:44:29 EST AUGUST A&I TEAM BIRTHDAYS AND NEWS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67276270 Below are the ASPIRE &amp; INSPIRE members who are celebrating their birthdays this month. Let’s see the A&amp;I Team Spirit <em>321</em> and visit their page to wish them a <em>383</em> ! <BR> <BR> <em>227</em> <em>303</em> NOTE: DON’T POST A REPLY. Instead, give them a goody or post a comment on their page. <BR> <BR> <BR> 8 ~ AUGUST <BR> <BR> 11 — CATHYGETSFIT— <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=CA<BR>THYGETSFIT </link> <BR> 15 — MOMMY445— <link>www.sparkpeople.com/my... Tue, 1 Aug 2017 17:24:36 EST QOD: 8/1-2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67271896 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/fa1f8a08-0a23-4396-b465-47605d880d01.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Wednesday is National Coloring Book Day. Here is a link for more information: <link>www.coloringbookday.com/ </link> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you have ideas about how to celebrate? Do you have any of your coloring or other art/craft you want to share with us? <BR> <BR> <em>268</em> I like coloring - I had planned to go to a coloring party - but our temps zoomed sky high - it wi... Tue, 1 Aug 2017 03:38:44 EST AUGUST SUNSHINE Goodie, Goodie Challenge Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x67271825 <em>67</em> Welcome to the August Sunshine Team <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f17cf43b-45f9-48af-a38d-c3f541b78c84.gif"> <BR> <BR> Allow me to introduce Little Miss Sunshine. She's a good listener and likes to hear all about how you are doing. She will cheer you on with your goals so be sure to let her know what you are working on. <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> May your August be blessed with sunny smiles and joyful days. <em>247</em> Tue, 1 Aug 2017 02:21:56 EST QOD: 7/29-31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67254169 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ffd1c040-cc79-4727-879c-a64c1049240c.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Let's think of as many positive/encouraging words or phrases that start with the letter A. How about posting one word at a time - but you can post as often as you like. <BR> <BR> <em>30</em> Accepted Sat, 29 Jul 2017 03:49:00 EST QOD: 7/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67251352 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/db56d4c4-9712-4323-843c-42fadc6437b6.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you use salad dressings? What kinds do you prefer? Have you ever made your own? <BR> <BR> <em>789</em> I like raspberry viniagrette. My go-to for salad is a squeeze of fresh lemon - I like the way it brings out the flavor of veggies. Fri, 28 Jul 2017 15:26:17 EST QOD: 7/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67241964 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c52ae965-10f9-4603-b91b-56208e1c9f51.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What freggies are you eating today? <BR> <BR> <em>778</em> Our local marionberries are ripe so that's at the top of my list. Also a big green salad with lots of veggies and an avocado. Thu, 27 Jul 2017 03:36:02 EST QOD: 7/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67235807 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/99ef373a-e996-4eae-b5a4-3cdbaa8db667.png"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What are some memories you have of your aunts and uncles? <BR> <BR> <em>436</em> Mine were "Great" Aunts and Uncles - both of my parents had no siblings. I remember visiting the farm of my Great Uncle John and Aunt Ruby. They had orchards and kept bees. I thought the hives were really cool. Wed, 26 Jul 2017 03:52:38 EST QOD: 7/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67229685 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/14fcd752-a24e-4a4c-a04f-6b2dd44c0fca.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What types of things to you tend to forget? <BR> <BR> <em>40</em> Well, first of all - I forgot to post the QOD for yesterday <em>198</em> <BR> so this question is really grist for my own mill. LOL <BR> <BR> I tend to be more likely to forget everyday things - like when I say to myself, "Take your morning meds".. Once I've said it - it's like I've already don... Tue, 25 Jul 2017 04:08:30 EST QOD: 7/22-23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67215003 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6be34f12-4eca-408d-810f-134d199e5ede.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Have you traveled by train? Do you remember your first train trip? Where did you go? <BR> <BR> <em>534</em> My grandparents lived in Tacoma, Washington when I was growing up. I would go on the train (from Portland, OR) to spend a few weeks with them in the summer. It's been a long time since I've gone anywhere by train but I may be going to Seattle for a conference in A... Sat, 22 Jul 2017 13:17:37 EST QOD: 7/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67210021 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1157f90e-9cb7-4cb8-8c3a-c3abef7cddbb.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Have you ever kept a journal or a diary? Do you keep one now? <BR> <BR> <em>387</em> I started seriously keeping a journal over 30 years ago. You would guess that with a user name like CJWordplay that I like to write, but it isn't always easy to keep going with it.. Now I write more on my computer than in an actual book. Although -- I just received a coloring journal w... Fri, 21 Jul 2017 13:46:28 EST QOD: 7/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67201119 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/34e953e1-5f06-42f0-b128-ed293b137dba.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you barbecue? If so, what types of food do you like to grill? <BR> <BR> <em>578</em> Barbecue used to be a big part of summer cooking for me. I don't do much anymore. But grilled veggies taste great. <em>758</em> Thu, 20 Jul 2017 05:00:56 EST QOD: 7/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67195018 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d27844b6-6092-4c45-837d-0ebabe1f71e0.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What is your wish for this Wednesday? <BR> <BR> <em>304</em> Time to notice and give thanks for little things - like butterflies. <em>88</em> Wed, 19 Jul 2017 03:27:04 EST QOD: 7/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67182987 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e292d73f-2ea4-4080-ab93-1058b5770043.gif"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Have you seen the Google start page today? It has a fun game you can play honoring the women's cricket competition. Did you play the game? <BR> <BR> <em>60</em> This game is really fun. I didn't know how to do it at first, but then I started clicking and ended up hitting the ball out of the park. <em>244</em> Mon, 17 Jul 2017 04:00:13 EST QOD: 7/15-16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67173986 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9db3c51d-ffe5-4cde-a6d9-af79b8d16643.png"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What museums/monuments/gardens do you enjoy visiting? You can post as often as you like. <BR> <BR> <em>268</em> The San Francisco Legion of Honor Fine Arts Museum is a favorite of mine. I have a friend living in SF so we usually go whenever I visit. They have lots of Rodin sculptures. It's so cool to be able to walk all around them - rather than see them in a flat pict... Sat, 15 Jul 2017 14:31:07 EST QOD: 7/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67165322 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e8db819f-e09c-45bf-91a1-520a0f5dc85f.jpg"> <BR> Celebrating France's Independence Day. <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> In what way(s) do you connect with France? Do you speak French, have French ancestry or friends, enjoy French cuisine? <BR> <BR> <em>712</em> I have always wanted to visit France (sigh) but the next best for me is going to a wonderful boulangerie called St. Honore. Everything is homemade and it's a great place to meet up with... Fri, 14 Jul 2017 04:03:18 EST QOD: 7/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67161399 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d054307c-52d8-4a9a-b52a-52076a6e46ed.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> In what ways have you tried to simplify your life, your environment? <BR> <BR> <em>203</em> I use my libraries to borrow books and dvd's so I don't need to buy them. I've reduced the space I need to store my books by giving the ones I don't use to a senior center. We just had a garage sale and got rid of lots of "STUFF". Simplify may become my new mantra. Thu, 13 Jul 2017 12:00:02 EST QOD: 7/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67152321 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1fdf910c-5bd2-499e-9f4d-8babbe84c9c3.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What is a childhood memory when you were just having fun? <BR> <BR> <em>30</em> In elementary school girls wore dresses with sashes that tied in the back. We used the sashes like reins as we galloped like horses. It was such fun to run together- but our moms didn't like having to resew the ties when we pulled so hard they ripped out. <em>198</em> Wed, 12 Jul 2017 03:50:10 EST QOD: 7/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67145889 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/883303f6-1f29-4279-828b-d9eb8879d36c.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you have a pet picture to share? <BR> <BR> <em>30</em> We enjoyed our special friend, Winston. This sweet little chinchilla blessed our lives for more than 20 years. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c957b3ff-b418-4e3d-9a64-fc29e1ed2545.jpg"> Tue, 11 Jul 2017 03:11:15 EST QOD: 7/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67125347 <em>347</em> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Did you know that Spark Team Bonus Points are back? How many did you spin for our team? <BR> <BR> <em>593</em> Team Points today = 10 <em>224</em> <BR> Fri, 7 Jul 2017 16:19:59 EST QOD: 7/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67125340 <em>347</em> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Did you know that Spark Team Bonus Points are back? How many did you spin for our team? <BR> <BR> <em>593</em> Team Points today = 10 <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> Here's the link: <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/s a_team_bonus_points.asp </link> <BR> The link to this page is on the SparkPoints main page in the Community section. <BR> Fri, 7 Jul 2017 16:19:07 EST QOD: 7/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67115914 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/17fadd84-d089-4caa-a62e-5b44f3e2cdf9.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Has someone recommended a book to you? If you read it, what was your experience? <BR> <BR> <em>149</em> Some of my all time favorite books have been recommended to me. And I pass on the good reads to others. One of the most life-changing was by Brene Brown - called "The Gift of Imperfection". She has a powerful and positive message to share - about how to become real... Thu, 6 Jul 2017 03:56:12 EST QOD: 7/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67112510 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3f385c1d-fc12-4bbb-9bae-ed641e9570eb.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Did you know that graham crackers were originally made with whole wheat? If you eat them, what are some of the ways? <BR> <BR> <em>466</em> When I was in Kindergarten our snack was milk and graham crackers. My grandma would frost them and add sprinkles or candies for holiday treats. I rarely eat them now because of the gluten - but I have fond memories of making s'mores... Wed, 5 Jul 2017 13:45:59 EST JULY A&I TEAM BIRTHDAYS AND NEWS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67101140 Below are the A&amp;I members who are celebrating <em>236</em> their birthdays this month. Show your A&amp;I Team Spirit <em>321</em> <em>215</em> by visiting their page to wish them a <em>383</em> ! <BR> <em>227</em> <em>303</em> DON’T POST A REPLY. Instead, give them a goody or post a comment on their page. <BR> <BR> 5 — N03XCU535 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=N0<BR>3XCU535 </link> <BR> 8 — GUISBROGAL - <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=GU<BR>ISBROGAL... Mon, 3 Jul 2017 15:22:49 EST QOD: 7/2-4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67091806 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/cceb00a8-354d-4a26-a19a-e45ac5c05d0b.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> This is a holiday week-end in the US and Canada. How will you celebrate? Is a picnic part of your celebration? <BR> <BR> <em>191</em> When I was young we always went to grandma's house. There was a town parade, and a picnic at the community park, then fireworks at night. I can still taste Grandma's homemade lemonade. Now there are lots of activities in the Portland are... Sun, 2 Jul 2017 03:49:55 EST QOD: 7/1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67085361 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c0826bc5-efa2-4e52-83e7-55f9e607627b.png"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> July is Culinary Arts month -- do you have a recipe you want to try out this month? <BR> <BR> <em>490</em> I want to try some new ways with eggs (besides scrambled). Anyone have an eggs and veggies bake type recipe? Sat, 1 Jul 2017 04:44:21 EST JULY STARS Goodie, Goodie Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x67079853 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/149d7301-8d3a-44b0-b625-f35946132235.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Welcome to our July Stars Goodie, Goodie Challenge <BR> <BR> All you need to do choose a goal and check-in as often as you like -- letting us know of your progress. Feel free share how you are doing and encourage your teammates. <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> Fri, 30 Jun 2017 05:15:28 EST QOD: 6/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67079828 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7069b581-bc39-4c89-af09-294f6a5095ed.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Are there any old tv programs you enjoy watching? <BR> <BR> <em>272</em> I enjoy the old Perry Mason shows and Alfred Hitchcock Presents. My daughter likes watching The Mary Tyler Moore Show. And we both enjoy classic movies. Fri, 30 Jun 2017 04:44:52 EST QOD: 6/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67073793 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ef2e08f5-403f-460c-bdb8-cb1b1f9bb24d.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you use exercise machines or equipment? What kinds do you like? <BR> <BR> <em>314</em> My favorite is the elliptical. I also use a treadmill and Exercycle. Thu, 29 Jun 2017 04:04:49 EST QOD: 6/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67067930 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/23c282ad-34a1-4a1a-9647-69f4594bc3ee.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> If you could eat only one kind of berry, which would you choose? <BR> <BR> <em>778</em> My all time favorites are Marionberries. But if those weren't available I think I would choose strawberries. <em>45</em> Wed, 28 Jun 2017 04:48:31 EST QOD: 6/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67061645 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5b1599d3-f7c6-452a-b651-d4aa66a82e87.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you wear sunglasses? If so, what style do you prefer? <BR> <BR> <em>463</em> My sunglasses have black frames and they completely cover my prescription glasses. They even cover part of the sides. I like these because they help prevent migraines which are provoked in strong sunlight. Plus -- they look cool! : ) <BR> <BR> Here is a link to some fun photos about wearin... Tue, 27 Jun 2017 03:51:54 EST QOD: 6/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67055561 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/21c0a673-6fde-4971-8d23-958d15485028.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What progress have you noticed? <BR> <BR> <em>403</em> I have become much more consistent with daily stretching - like yoga and tai chi. I've learned how much better I feel when I include stretching so that is a big incentive. Mon, 26 Jun 2017 03:16:40 EST QOD: 6/23-24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67038649 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a043b974-5051-469b-9900-da3475aa8cbb.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What is the forecast high temperature in your area? <BR> <BR> <em>259</em> Next 2-3 days 100 degrees - very hot for Pacific NW. And this is the week-end our block is having a neighborhood garage sale. <em>198</em> Fri, 23 Jun 2017 04:42:20 EST QOD: 6/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67032674 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f83670aa-8b50-4278-883e-92be10dd6ca4.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What is something that lifts your spirits? <BR> <BR> <em>335</em> I like music and there are some songs and cd's that are associated with happy times. The music brings back those memories and I find myself relaxing and feeling hopeful. Thu, 22 Jun 2017 04:15:52 EST QOD: 6/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67026868 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/cee9a76d-a0d1-404c-9575-56c932c2fa41.jpg"> <BR> Yay! Summer has arrived! <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What will you do for fun this summer? <BR> <BR> <em>237</em> I'm hoping to be able to get back into the pool. The water feels so good. <em>569</em> Wed, 21 Jun 2017 03:45:21 EST QOD: 6/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67015259 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9a700150-8e93-44c7-8de0-5c8d693567c5.png"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What is something you would like us to know about you? <BR> <BR> <em>276</em> I used to teach beginning guitar to middle school students. What fun. But I did get tired of tuning so many guitars everyday. Mon, 19 Jun 2017 03:32:10 EST QOD: 6/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x67010231 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/11b9092b-48bb-4902-aac9-8e00fbdd0544.png"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you go to a Farmer's Market for fresh fruits and vegetables? What are your June favorites? <BR> <BR> <em>373</em> I'm lucky to have several Farmer's Markets nearby. June is the time for fresh green beans - yum. Along with berries of all kinds, the melons are beginning. I like Tuscan and sugar kiss especially. And all the lettuces - it's salad time. <em>550</em> Sun, 18 Jun 2017 05:25:22 EST QOD: 6/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66999030 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/52e8292b-9b8b-4666-9ca4-c7bd4ec6734f.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What are your favorite colors to wear? <BR> <BR> <em>346</em> I prefer black as my base and then add jewel tones such as sapphire, cranberry, fuchsia, deep purple. Yes! Fri, 16 Jun 2017 03:58:16 EST QOD: 6/14/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66987477 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/bdb9897b-c6e3-404a-a432-5a26e8ceede6.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Have you tried seated yoga? If you try this Mountain Pose, how did it go? Do you like it? <BR> <BR> <em>135</em> I like doing yoga. This mountain pose feels good after sitting at the computer for a while. It doesn't take long, but it helps me stretch and relax my neck and shoulders. Wed, 14 Jun 2017 04:20:08 EST QOD: 6/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66975710 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6ab6f023-e6ac-4875-a6e5-7ab0d695dcea.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What is one thing you do to help yourself "thrive"? <BR> <BR> <em>268</em> I find new things to learn. I've been doing art and crafty things and I'm taking an online course in grant writing. I like the challenge. I don't know about how much "style" is involved in my efforts - but there is definitely a LOT of humor. LOL Mon, 12 Jun 2017 04:54:10 EST June Roses Goodie, Goodie Challenge Week Two http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66965078 <em>146</em> JUNE ROSES GOODIE, GOODIE CHALLENGE <em>214</em> <BR> <BR> WEEK TWO: FRIDAY, JUNE 9 — THURSDAY, JUNE 16 <BR> <BR> PART 1 — Chat Room <BR> Check-in to the Chat Room as often as you like to share what is going on in your life as well as give and receive support, encouragement, motivation, advice and friendship with each of your teammates. Post at least 3 days this week and get a GOODIE SURPRISE. <BR> <BR> PART 2 - Goal Setting/Activity <BR> Choose your own goal. Do you wa... Sat, 10 Jun 2017 03:37:18 EST QOD: 6/9-11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66962603 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/426d3999-7fb2-45a3-aef5-10105fabfdd3.png"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> When is school out for the summer where you live? Do you remember end of the year school activities from when you were growing up? <BR> <BR> <em>150</em> Most of the schools in Oregon are out this week. I remember going to the Jr. Rose Parade when I was in grade school. We dressed up in costume and decorated our bikes and went with the school band. Anyone could partici... Fri, 9 Jun 2017 14:30:53 EST QOD: 6/8/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66953719 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a05ca276-cccc-4a48-bfaa-ba83a20d2455.png"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Did/do you have a best friend? What kinds of things have you enjoyed together? <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> I met my best friend in college choir and found we liked the same kinds of music. She introduced me to the ballet. We like going to art museums, plays and concerts. When I visit her we often travel down the California coast. Aaahh - Big Sur. Thu, 8 Jun 2017 03:16:05 EST JUNE A&I TEAM BIRTHDAYS & NEWS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66951553 Below are the A&amp;I members who are celebrating <em>236</em> their birthdays this month. Show your A&amp;I Team Spirit <em>321</em> <em>215</em> by visiting their page to wish them a <em>383</em> ! <BR> <BR> <em>227</em> <em>303</em> DON’T POST A REPLY. Instead, give them a goody or post a comment on their page. <BR> <BR> JUNE </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> 8 — JUSTLLAMA <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=JU<BR>STLLAMA </link> <BR> 26 — PETALDEAR - <link>www.sparkp... Wed, 7 Jun 2017 17:37:25 EST QOD: 6/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66941474 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f11e6464-50f5-4691-8c4d-3dcf792748c1.gif"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Since joining Spark, what changes have you made in your health routine? <BR> <BR> <em>403</em> Stretching has become a daily part of my life. I've also found chair yoga and Tai Chi I can do - to help build strength and balance. Before Spark I had never done ST. Now I know I need it. (I don't always DO it, but I can tell when I don't!) <em>362</em> Tue, 6 Jun 2017 04:49:00 EST QOD: 6/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66935076 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/672ce802-2040-4263-91f0-7288c82cf80d.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Canada is hosting World Environment Day 2017 with the Theme: <BR> Connecting People to Nature – in the city and on the land, from the poles to the equator. <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> In what ways will you be connecting with nature this summer? <BR> <BR> <em>434</em> I walk in our nearby forests and parks. Love the trees and wildlife. We plan at least one trip to the coast to spend time... Mon, 5 Jun 2017 04:11:21 EST QOD: 6/3-4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66923711 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2b5d45e9-7b9a-4c64-b6ce-05e9c3863ec1.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> For National Repeat Day, let's REPEAT a popular QOD - Give a Goodie. <BR> Which goodie(s) will you give this week-end? Feel free to post as often as you like. <BR> <BR> <em>45</em> I know I'll give strawberries. Our local berries are ready so I'll share them. <BR> I'll have to think about other ones too. Sat, 3 Jun 2017 04:19:16 EST QOD: 6/2/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66917590 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/464eeca8-d1b2-498a-bac2-94b3fcc0bb92.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Will you be doing any gardening soon? If you don't garden now, have you done so in the past? <BR> <BR> <em>376</em> I always helped out with my grandparents gardens. I liked watering and picking all the fresh veggies and fruits better than weeding. When I was first married we had a big garden patch and grew corn, beans, peas, tomatoes, squash, and salad stuff. We also ... Fri, 2 Jun 2017 04:20:42 EST June Roses Goodie, Goodie Challenge Team List http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66915801 <em>214</em> YOUR TEAMMATES: <em>146</em> <BR> <BR> AMYBELLES <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=AM<BR>YBELLES </link> <BR> <BR> BARBIE176 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=BA<BR>RBIE176 </link> <BR> <BR> 1BLUEMAC <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=1B<BR>LUEMAC </link> <BR> <BR> CANDOK1260 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=CA<BR>NDOK1260 </link> <BR> <BR> CATLOVER110 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=CA<BR>TLOVER110 </link> <BR> <BR... Thu, 1 Jun 2017 20:23:59 EST JUNE ROSES GOODIE, GOODIE CHAT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66915608 <em>214</em> JUNE ROSES GOODIE, GOODIE CHALLENGE <em>146</em> <BR> <BR> WEEK ONE: FRIDAY, JUNE 2 — THURSDAY, JUNE 9 <BR> <BR> PART 1 — Chat Room <BR> Check-in to the Chat Room as often as you like to share what is going on in your life as well as give and receive support, encouragement, motivation, advice and friendship with each of your teammates. Post at least 3 days this week and get a GOODIE SURPRISE. <BR> <BR> PART 2 - Goal Setting/Activity <BR> Choose your own goal. Do you w... Thu, 1 Jun 2017 19:37:08 EST June Roses Goodie, Goodie Challenge Week One http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66915598 <em>214</em> JUNE ROSES GOODIE, GOODIE CHALLENGE <em>146</em> <BR> <BR> WEEK ONE: FRIDAY, JUNE 2 — THURSDAY, JUNE 9 <BR> <BR> PART 1 — Chat Room <BR> Check-in to the Chat Room as often as you like to share what is going on in your life as well as give and receive support, encouragement, motivation, advice and friendship with each of your teammates. Post at least 3 days this week and get a GOODIE SURPRISE. <BR> <BR> PART 2 - Goal Setting/Activity <BR> Choose your own goal. Do you w... Thu, 1 Jun 2017 19:33:43 EST QOD: 6/1/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66910793 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/db88e523-6a17-4720-b08b-3b2f4729ee83.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It's the beginning of June. <BR> <em>38</em> Do you have a special memory from the month of June? <BR> <BR> <em>375</em> June has always meant the end of school. When I was teaching I REALLY looked forward to June. LOL The other memory of June is strawberry season - picking them fresh off the vine. yum. <em>45</em> Thu, 1 Jun 2017 03:40:37 EST QOD: 5/31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66904626 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b66c94bf-6cd9-4f42-8eb2-4a45c00cabba.png"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What will you do to celebrate Senior Health and Fitness Day? <BR> <BR> <em>362</em> I will focus on Strength Training today. And go for acupuncture. <em>244</em> Wed, 31 May 2017 04:31:21 EST QOD: 5/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66898169 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/20ba128a-0db0-458a-ab67-c2eb8689e9e6.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Have you ever roller skated? Where did you skate? What kind of skates did you wear? <BR> <BR> <em>571</em> My first skates were the kind you fitted onto your shoes with a skate key. We skated all over the neighbor hood. We had a wonderful skating rink at Oaks Park (it still exists). I loved the overhead Wurlitzer organ playing. What a treat skating beneath it. <BR>... Tue, 30 May 2017 05:13:46 EST Summer Goodie, Goodie Challenge Sign-up http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18195x31050x66892318 <em>595</em> Please let us know that you want to participate in our new summer challenge by replying to this post. It helps if you can sign-up by June 1st. But you can join us anytime. We're happy to hear from you. <BR> <BR> FYI: This is the basic format for each week: <BR> <BR> PART 1 — Chat Room <BR> Check-in to the Chat Room as often as you like to share what is going on in your life as well as give and receive support, encouragement, motivation, advice and friendship with each o... Mon, 29 May 2017 02:33:07 EST QOD: 5/26-29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66879131 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/efee7a07-18bb-4b59-8807-ae73922ab5a4.png"> <BR> <BR> Memorial Day, a United States Federal holiday, is observed each year on the last Monday in May. This day is in honor and remembrance of all men and woman who have died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. <BR> <BR> Memorial Day is also a day to remember all loved ones that have passed away. <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What do you remember about Memorial Day celebrations? If you... Fri, 26 May 2017 17:32:46 EST QOD: 5/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66863537 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a42121a1-5bb1-43dd-a504-401195447f75.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you have a brother(s) or people who are "like a brother" to you? <BR> <BR> <em>567</em> I have no biological brothers, but I have known several "just like a brother" friends. Such a blessing to know people who "adopted" me into their family circle. One likes to scuba dive and another is a super skier <em>329</em> Wed, 24 May 2017 05:07:53 EST QOD: 5/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66857277 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7bbe9f3c-9e5a-4c1d-bfe2-62eb5c50930a.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Have you ever taken an online class? What did you study? <BR> <BR> <em>387</em> Yes I've taken online courses. I have access to free study with Gale Courses through one of my libraries. So far I have taken 2 creative writing classes, a grant-writing course, and math. Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month. The best part is meeting people from all o... Tue, 23 May 2017 03:17:49 EST QOD: 5/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66851013 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/31d56403-2e2d-44d3-a148-28164ceb5b47.gif"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What helps you wake up in the morning? <BR> <BR> <em>128</em> I have an alarm clock and use my phone as a back-up. I NEED a back-up because I like the musical tone on my alarm and often sleep through it. When this first happened I thought there was something wrong with my clock. LOL <em>102</em> Mon, 22 May 2017 04:40:12 EST QOD: 5/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66851010 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/31d56403-2e2d-44d3-a148-28164ceb5b47.gif"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What helps you wake up in the morning? <BR> <BR> <em>128</em> I have an alarm clock and use my phone as a back-up. I NEED a back-up because I like the musical tone on my alarm and often sleep through it. When this first happened I thought there was something wrong with my clock. LOL <em>102</em> Mon, 22 May 2017 04:38:46 EST THE WEEKLY QUESTION MAY 20th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66843185 <em>38</em> <BR> If you were a fruit or veg what would be? Sat, 20 May 2017 17:24:03 EST QOD: 5/20-21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66839954 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/62e85bbb-4f2b-43ec-9c67-dd66e6a8215e.png"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> If you swim, how did you learn? What kinds of in-the-water activities do you enjoy? <BR> <BR> <em>237</em> I took lessons when I was 8 at a local pool. I liked the water, but it took me a while to get comfortable in the deep end. Now I like deep water exercise. There are many movements I can do in the water that I have trouble with on land. My body likes a warmer pool ... Sat, 20 May 2017 04:28:24 EST QOD: 5/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66834108 Do you have houseplants? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/fcaee6df-f519-42c3-8756-c671d1383066.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I used to have a lot when we lived in Colorado. Currently though, the way our house is situated I don't get a lot of sunlight for plants. I only have one plant now and it's a Christmas Cactus (not the pic above). I <em>41</em> t doesn't require a lot of sunlight and not a lot of attention either so it's doing really well. <em>246</em> <em>434</em>... Fri, 19 May 2017 02:32:15 EST QOD: 5/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66834053 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d8836965-0dc9-40ab-ace0-eb3c4c34bdaf.png"> <BR> <BR> "Researchers in New Zealand recently conducted a study that showed that multiple, brief portions of exercise in a single day—“exercise snacks,” the researchers dubbed them—may control blood sugar better than a single, continuous workout. The study was conducted on men and women with insulin resistance, a common precursor of Type 2 diabetes. Though, the news is relevant to anyone who wants to... Fri, 19 May 2017 02:07:08 EST QOD: 5/17/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66822852 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d5fbf20e-f701-4ca1-bcd3-c0fff2a4c346.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you follow any cartoonists? <BR> <BR> <em>338</em> My all time favorite is Peanuts. A current cartoon I like is Pearls Before Swine (among others) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f09716b7-bb3a-4968-bd5a-0d73306cb356.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Wed, 17 May 2017 04:25:54 EST QOD: 5/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66816989 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0e212e70-3a5f-486d-91c4-266fd5124f0a.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Are you or anyone in your family left-handed? <BR> <BR> <em>150</em> My mother was left-handed, but she learned to write with her right hand (to please her teacher). My husband was also left-handed. My daughter writes with her right hand but tends to be ambidextrous in most things. Tue, 16 May 2017 03:17:06 EST QOD: 5/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66810905 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8b947c4c-17c9-4986-9897-967b6c12756b.png"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What is/was your favorite way to eat chocolate chips? <BR> <BR> <em>495</em> My grandma made fantastic chocolate chip cookies. Grandpa was a dairy farmer so they had REAL butter to use. Now I make flourless peanut butter chocolate chip cookies. They are best with Ghiradelli dark chocolate chips. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/404fcab6-eade-4... Mon, 15 May 2017 04:07:30 EST THE WEEKLY QUESTION MAY 13 th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66803206 <em>38</em> Are you a fan of ? <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/11e0543e-e607-4861-ad97-8d25d61e9605.jpg"> Sat, 13 May 2017 17:09:57 EST QOD: 5/13-14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66802958 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8de9129f-8605-4b85-8e97-fb3d0e9b7453.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What would you like to share about your mother, being a mother or grandmother? <BR> <BR> <em>251</em> Being a mother changed my life. I was given the most loving child and she has helped me become more loving myself. <em>220</em> Sat, 13 May 2017 16:07:51 EST QOD: 5/11-12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66792100 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6cef9931-ff7b-42bc-8392-13a95b3a394a.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Let's have a potluck. <BR> <em>38</em> What will you bring? (you can post as many times as you like) <BR> <BR> Grilled Asparagus with fresh lemon <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b7ddd8b2-7e63-4875-aee6-448fc23eddff.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Thu, 11 May 2017 17:14:01 EST QOD: 5/10/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66782259 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2e73dde7-814d-469e-bc65-1fd7193552d7.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Have you ever had a home permanent? Did you give it to yourself? <BR> <BR> <em>204</em> As a child my mom gave my sister and I home permanents. The style was for curly hair. And yes, she used Toni. I just remember how stinky they were. I haven't had one since then. Wed, 10 May 2017 04:50:49 EST QOD: 5/9/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66776321 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/41be152a-3df4-46aa-bd65-11009ac14ff4.gif"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What is something you learned from a favorite teacher? <BR> <BR> <em>541</em> A neighbor lady taught me how to sew clothes for myself. She invited me over to watch while she was tailoring and helped me learn how to adjust a pattern to fit. I don't think she ever taught in a classroom but she was an important teacher for me. Tue, 9 May 2017 04:41:52 EST THE WEEKLY QUESTION MAY 7 th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66767241 After all these years and I know for some of us it is quite a few do you still track EVERYTHING every day? Sun, 7 May 2017 14:36:46 EST QOD: 5/7-8/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66764408 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5aef796b-e323-4c56-bc09-0225173b48de.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What is something you love about yourself? <BR> <BR> <em>224</em> My ability to find joy and celebrate it. <em>236</em> Sun, 7 May 2017 05:20:25 EST QOD: 5/6/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66758640 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/23bd9c4d-da3c-4a17-99d3-badd517f7b14.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What time did the sun go down where you live? <BR> <BR> <em>31</em> The official time was 8:24 pm PDT. I live just north of the 45th parallel which means we are 1/2 way between the equator and the North Pole. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/797f2425-8d6b-4024-8d81-2234c6bb761e.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e24a0b66... Sat, 6 May 2017 04:34:58 EST QOD: 5/5/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66752489 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/531ac0d7-ad4c-4a16-8db3-6b14f65fe17c.gif"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> How will you remember Cinco de Mayo? Are there community activities, foods, music, or . . .? <BR> <BR> <em>267</em> I'm making my garden chili - not exactly authentic, but tasty with tons of veggies. There is a huge celebration along the Willamette River Waterfront Park, but that may be a bit much for me right now. Fri, 5 May 2017 04:20:58 EST QOD: 5/4/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66746710 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b68050e8-e758-4db6-a9f6-3c03955ab146.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you wear earrings? If so, what kind are you wearing today? <BR> <BR> <em>595</em> I enjoy wearing earrings. One of my favorite designers is Holly Yashi. I have little kitties like these: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/665fef8e-a33d-4094-b117-da31e050374f.jpg"> Thu, 4 May 2017 04:53:05 EST QOD: 5/3/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66739900 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/40e9e74f-1b2f-468b-a375-3a7bb6a81b20.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Are you able to give wearing shoes of different colors a try? Which colors would you choose? <BR> <BR> <em>331</em> Well this is certainly a day to have fun with!! I actually have the same shoes in different colors (because they are comfortable). So I will be wearing one navy shoe and one turquoise shoe. At least around the house. LOL Wed, 3 May 2017 01:15:27 EST ???? MAY BSG CHALLENGE ???? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18195x31050x66732946 QUESTIONS ABOUT THE MAY BSG CHALLENGE <BR> <BR> Post any questions about the MAY BSG CHALLENGE here if you can't get your question answered in your team's chat and I or one of your other Team Leaders will post a reply as soon as possible! <BR> <BR> Do not send your question via spark-mail! Others may have the same question, so by posting your question here it will help everyone. <BR> <BR> Tue, 2 May 2017 00:17:02 EST MAY BSG TEAMS & MEMBERS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18195x31050x66732937 MAY BSG TEAMS &amp; LINKS TO MEMBERS' PAGES <BR> <BR> <em>88</em> Beautiful Butterflies <BR> <BR> Example: <BR> <BR> CJWORDPLAY <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=CJ<BR>WORDPLAY </link> <BR> <BR> AMYBELLES <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=AM<BR>YBELLES </link> <BR> <BR> CATLOVER110 <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=CA<BR>TLOVER110 </link> <BR> <BR> CATHYSFITLIFE <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> TEAM SPARK MAIL... Tue, 2 May 2017 00:14:01 EST WEEK 1 — Beautiful Butterflies May BSG Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66732926 WEEK 1 — Beautiful Butterflies May BSG Team <BR> <BR> REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> NOTE: Week One has more BONUS POINTS than the other weeks will. <BR> <BR> NOTE ABOUT BONUS A — ADDING YOUR NAME TO YOUR SIGNATURE LINE: If we’re going to be friends and suppo... Tue, 2 May 2017 00:09:52 EST WEEK 1 — Lovely Ladybugs May BSG Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66732922 WEEK 1 — Lovely Ladybugs May BSG Team <BR> <BR> REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> NOTE: Week One has more BONUS POINTS than the other weeks will. <BR> <BR> NOTE ABOUT BONUS A — ADDING YOUR NAME TO YOUR SIGNATURE LINE: If we’re going to be friends and support eac... Tue, 2 May 2017 00:09:08 EST WEEK 2 — Beautiful Butterflies May BSG Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66732918 WEEK 2 — Beautiful Butterflies May BSG Team <BR> <BR> <BR> REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>67</em> MAY FOCUS: SPEND SOME TIME OUTDOORS <em>126</em> <BR> May Flowers!! All those positive thoughts from last month has brought on thoughts of all the... Tue, 2 May 2017 00:08:01 EST WEEK 2 — Team Lovely Ladybugs May BSG Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66732914 WEEK 2 — Team Lovely Ladybugs May BSG Team <BR> <BR> <BR> REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>67</em> MAY FOCUS: SPEND SOME TIME OUTDOORS <em>126</em> <BR> May Flowers!! All those positive thoughts from last month has brought on thoughts of all the ... Tue, 2 May 2017 00:07:15 EST WEEK 3 — Beautiful Butterflies May BSG Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66732909 WEEK 3 — Beautiful Butterflies May BSG Team <BR> <BR> REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <em>67</em> MAY FOCUS: SPEND SOME TIME OUTDOORS <em>126</em> <BR> May Flowers!! All those positive thoughts from last month has brought on thoughts of all the beautiful t... Tue, 2 May 2017 00:05:53 EST WEEK 3 — Lovely Ladybugs May BSG Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66732899 WEEK 3 — Lovely Ladybugs May BSG Team <BR> <BR> REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <em>67</em> MAY FOCUS: SPEND SOME TIME OUTDOORS <em>126</em> <BR> May Flowers!! All those positive thoughts from last month has brought on thoughts of all the beautiful things ... Tue, 2 May 2017 00:04:53 EST Week 4 - Lovely Ladybugs May BSG Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66732883 WEEK 4 — Lovely Ladybugs May BSG Team <BR> <BR> REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>67</em> MAY FOCUS: SPEND SOME TIME OUTDOORS <em>126</em> <BR> May Flowers!! All those positive thoughts from last month has brought on thoughts of all the beautiful t... Tue, 2 May 2017 00:00:39 EST Week 4 - Beautiful Butterflies BSG Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66732876 WEEK 4 — Beautiful Butterflies May BSG Team <BR> <BR> REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>67</em> MAY FOCUS: SPEND SOME TIME OUTDOORS <em>126</em> <BR> May Flowers!! All those positive thoughts from last month has brought on thoughts of all the beaut... Mon, 1 May 2017 23:59:40 EST LOVELY LADYBUGS MAY BSG CHAT ROOM http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66732839 Lovely ladybugs MAY BSG CHAT ROOM <BR> <BR> Welcome Lovely ladybugs to your chat room! <BR> <BR> <em>67</em> MAY FOCUS: SPEND SOME TIME OUTDOORS <em>126</em> <BR> May Flowers!! All those positive thoughts from last month has brought on thoughts of all the beautiful things of the world. Spend sometime outside to soak in those rays and see all the beauty. <BR> <BR> Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. <BR> HELPFUL TIP: A little trick I learned tha... Mon, 1 May 2017 23:54:12 EST BEAUTIFUL BUTTERFLIES MAY BSG CHAT ROOM http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66732822 Beautiful Butterflies MAY BSG CHAT ROOM <BR> <BR> Welcome Beautiful Butterflies to your chat room! <BR> <BR> <em>67</em> MAY FOCUS: SPEND SOME TIME OUTDOORS <em>126</em> <BR> May Flowers!! All those positive thoughts from last month has brought on thoughts of all the beautiful things of the world. Spend sometime outside to soak in those rays and see all the beauty. <BR> <BR> Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. <BR> HELPFUL TIP: A little trick I ... Mon, 1 May 2017 23:51:48 EST MAY A&I TEAM BIRTHDAYS AND NEWS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66732145 Below are the A&amp;I members who are celebrating <em>236</em> their birthdays this month. Show your A&amp;I Team Spirit <em>321</em> <em>215</em> by visiting their page to wish them a <em>383</em> ! <BR> <em>227</em> <em>303</em> DON’T POST A REPLY. Instead, give them a goody or post a comment on their page. <BR> <BR> <BR> MAY <BR> <BR> 11-Barbie176(Barbie) <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=BA<BR>RBIE176 </link> Mon, 1 May 2017 22:01:00 EST QOD: 5/1/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66726363 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8a202478-d79f-4d51-abbc-f58eefc88ed8.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Will you send May flowers today? Perhaps a flower goodie? <BR> <BR> <em>184</em> I love giving May flowers. When I was a child our lilacs were in bloom so we made wrappers out of paper doilies and filled them with lilacs for our neighbors. I don't have lilacs now, but my pink camellias are gorgeous. It's nice to share. Mon, 1 May 2017 03:46:08 EST QOD: 4/29-30/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66715003 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/46c5cd02-8e03-41a6-9a05-0e978ade8273.png"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What is something for which you give thanks? You can post as many times as you like. <BR> <BR> <em>304</em> Today I am especially thankful that I live where we have plentiful water. Water to support our forests and farms and fishes and wildlife. Water enough to drink and have a shower and fill our swimming pools (as well as our rivers and lakes). Water to make the na... Sat, 29 Apr 2017 05:13:08 EST QOD: 4/28/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66708530 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a9229ab4-51fb-44fe-b722-396b988d9705.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you have trees in your yard or neighborhood? What kinds? <BR> <BR> <em>434</em> I have 3 fir trees, a holly, and a dogwood in my yard. Our neighborhood has lots of evergreens, magnolias and those ornamental cherry trees with pink blossoms. Fri, 28 Apr 2017 04:57:11 EST QOD: 4/27/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66704730 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/bd9140f6-8a46-466a-a5be-809a8368fd8a.png"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you have a favorite story in your family? You can post more than one. <BR> <BR> <em>79</em> My daughter always wants to hear the story of her birth. We call it the "Pink Blankie" story because it ends with, "and they wrapped you in a pink blankie because you were a girl". (She still has a pink blankie, by the way.) Thu, 27 Apr 2017 11:56:26 EST