SparkPeople ASPIRE and INSPIRE Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=31050 Working together, as a TEAM, we will ACHIEVE our GOALS by MOTIVATING each other. JOIN US, and together, we will ASPIRE & INSPIRE each other to ACHIEVE & SUCCEED! SparkPeople ASPIRE and INSPIRE Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=31050 QOD: 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: 8/17-18 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 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 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 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 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 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 TEAMS & MEMBERS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18195x31050x66732937 MAY BSG TEAMS &amp; LINKS TO MEMBERS' PAGES <BR> <BR> <em>88</em> Beautiful Butterflies <BR> <BR> Example: <BR> <BR> CJWORDPLAY <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=CJ<BR>WORDPLAY </link> <BR> <BR> AMYBELLES <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=AM<BR>YBELLES </link> <BR> <BR> CATLOVER110 <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=CA<BR>TLOVER110 </link> <BR> <BR> CATHYSFITLIFE <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> TEAM SPARK MAIL... Tue, 2 May 2017 00:14:01 EST WEEK 1 — Beautiful Butterflies May BSG Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66732926 WEEK 1 — Beautiful Butterflies May BSG Team <BR> <BR> REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> NOTE: Week One has more BONUS POINTS than the other weeks will. <BR> <BR> NOTE ABOUT BONUS A — ADDING YOUR NAME TO YOUR SIGNATURE LINE: If we’re going to be friends and suppo... Tue, 2 May 2017 00:09:52 EST WEEK 1 — Lovely Ladybugs May BSG Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66732922 WEEK 1 — Lovely Ladybugs May BSG Team <BR> <BR> REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> NOTE: Week One has more BONUS POINTS than the other weeks will. <BR> <BR> NOTE ABOUT BONUS A — ADDING YOUR NAME TO YOUR SIGNATURE LINE: If we’re going to be friends and support eac... Tue, 2 May 2017 00:09:08 EST WEEK 2 — Beautiful Butterflies May BSG Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66732918 WEEK 2 — Beautiful Butterflies May BSG Team <BR> <BR> <BR> REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>67</em> MAY FOCUS: SPEND SOME TIME OUTDOORS <em>126</em> <BR> May Flowers!! All those positive thoughts from last month has brought on thoughts of all the... Tue, 2 May 2017 00:08:01 EST WEEK 2 — Team Lovely Ladybugs May BSG Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66732914 WEEK 2 — Team Lovely Ladybugs May BSG Team <BR> <BR> <BR> REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>67</em> MAY FOCUS: SPEND SOME TIME OUTDOORS <em>126</em> <BR> May Flowers!! All those positive thoughts from last month has brought on thoughts of all the ... Tue, 2 May 2017 00:07:15 EST WEEK 3 — Beautiful Butterflies May BSG Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66732909 WEEK 3 — Beautiful Butterflies May BSG Team <BR> <BR> REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <em>67</em> MAY FOCUS: SPEND SOME TIME OUTDOORS <em>126</em> <BR> May Flowers!! All those positive thoughts from last month has brought on thoughts of all the beautiful t... Tue, 2 May 2017 00:05:53 EST WEEK 3 — Lovely Ladybugs May BSG Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66732899 WEEK 3 — Lovely Ladybugs May BSG Team <BR> <BR> REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <em>67</em> MAY FOCUS: SPEND SOME TIME OUTDOORS <em>126</em> <BR> May Flowers!! All those positive thoughts from last month has brought on thoughts of all the beautiful things ... Tue, 2 May 2017 00:04:53 EST Week 4 - Lovely Ladybugs May BSG Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66732883 WEEK 4 — Lovely Ladybugs May BSG Team <BR> <BR> REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>67</em> MAY FOCUS: SPEND SOME TIME OUTDOORS <em>126</em> <BR> May Flowers!! All those positive thoughts from last month has brought on thoughts of all the beautiful t... Tue, 2 May 2017 00:00:39 EST Week 4 - Beautiful Butterflies BSG Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66732876 WEEK 4 — Beautiful Butterflies May BSG Team <BR> <BR> REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>67</em> MAY FOCUS: SPEND SOME TIME OUTDOORS <em>126</em> <BR> May Flowers!! All those positive thoughts from last month has brought on thoughts of all the beaut... Mon, 1 May 2017 23:59:40 EST LOVELY LADYBUGS MAY BSG CHAT ROOM http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66732839 Lovely ladybugs MAY BSG CHAT ROOM <BR> <BR> Welcome Lovely ladybugs to your chat room! <BR> <BR> <em>67</em> MAY FOCUS: SPEND SOME TIME OUTDOORS <em>126</em> <BR> May Flowers!! All those positive thoughts from last month has brought on thoughts of all the beautiful things of the world. Spend sometime outside to soak in those rays and see all the beauty. <BR> <BR> Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. <BR> HELPFUL TIP: A little trick I learned tha... Mon, 1 May 2017 23:54:12 EST BEAUTIFUL BUTTERFLIES MAY BSG CHAT ROOM http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66732822 Beautiful Butterflies MAY BSG CHAT ROOM <BR> <BR> Welcome Beautiful Butterflies to your chat room! <BR> <BR> <em>67</em> MAY FOCUS: SPEND SOME TIME OUTDOORS <em>126</em> <BR> May Flowers!! All those positive thoughts from last month has brought on thoughts of all the beautiful things of the world. Spend sometime outside to soak in those rays and see all the beauty. <BR> <BR> Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. <BR> HELPFUL TIP: A little trick I ... Mon, 1 May 2017 23:51:48 EST MAY A&I TEAM BIRTHDAYS AND NEWS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66732145 Below are the A&amp;I members who are celebrating <em>236</em> their birthdays this month. Show your A&amp;I Team Spirit <em>321</em> <em>215</em> by visiting their page to wish them a <em>383</em> ! <BR> <em>227</em> <em>303</em> DON’T POST A REPLY. Instead, give them a goody or post a comment on their page. <BR> <BR> <BR> MAY <BR> <BR> 11-Barbie176(Barbie) <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=BA<BR>RBIE176 </link> Mon, 1 May 2017 22:01:00 EST QOD: 5/1/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66726363 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8a202478-d79f-4d51-abbc-f58eefc88ed8.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Will you send May flowers today? Perhaps a flower goodie? <BR> <BR> <em>184</em> I love giving May flowers. When I was a child our lilacs were in bloom so we made wrappers out of paper doilies and filled them with lilacs for our neighbors. I don't have lilacs now, but my pink camellias are gorgeous. It's nice to share. Mon, 1 May 2017 03:46:08 EST QOD: 4/29-30/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66715003 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/46c5cd02-8e03-41a6-9a05-0e978ade8273.png"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What is something for which you give thanks? You can post as many times as you like. <BR> <BR> <em>304</em> Today I am especially thankful that I live where we have plentiful water. Water to support our forests and farms and fishes and wildlife. Water enough to drink and have a shower and fill our swimming pools (as well as our rivers and lakes). Water to make the na... Sat, 29 Apr 2017 05:13:08 EST QOD: 4/28/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66708530 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a9229ab4-51fb-44fe-b722-396b988d9705.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you have trees in your yard or neighborhood? What kinds? <BR> <BR> <em>434</em> I have 3 fir trees, a holly, and a dogwood in my yard. Our neighborhood has lots of evergreens, magnolias and those ornamental cherry trees with pink blossoms. Fri, 28 Apr 2017 04:57:11 EST QOD: 4/27/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66704730 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/bd9140f6-8a46-466a-a5be-809a8368fd8a.png"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you have a favorite story in your family? You can post more than one. <BR> <BR> <em>79</em> My daughter always wants to hear the story of her birth. We call it the "Pink Blankie" story because it ends with, "and they wrapped you in a pink blankie because you were a girl". (She still has a pink blankie, by the way.) Thu, 27 Apr 2017 11:56:26 EST QOD: 4/26/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66695902 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/35dc296d-1e24-4fd0-b60a-74c1ec100187.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you eat bread? What types do you prefer? <BR> <BR> <em>4</em> I love whole grain breads - in fact I learned to bake bread in the 60's because there weren't many healthy options then. Now, when I have bread, I eat mainly wheat/gluten free types. My body seems to do better that way. Wed, 26 Apr 2017 04:23:41 EST QOD: 4/25/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66689833 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a709a555-92c8-418b-b2cd-6a25b065a59a.gif"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What is your favorite lazy day outfit? <BR> <BR> <em>185</em> I have the softest black knit pants - I don't know what I'll do when they wear out - they don't make them anymore. My blue/green tie-dye shirt feels best. I feel like I'm still in my jammies but if someone comes to the door I look okay. Tue, 25 Apr 2017 05:38:28 EST THE W EEKLY QUESTION APRIL 23 rd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66686405 <em>38</em> <BR> what is your favourite baked potato filling?: <BR> what is your favourite sandwich filling and what type of bread Mon, 24 Apr 2017 15:09:25 EST QOD: 4/24/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66682575 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ab3ced03-7182-4213-977f-1ee548de21e1.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What kinds of birds are you seeing where you live? <BR> <BR> <em>575</em> So far this spring I have seen robins and hummingbirds and blue jays. We also get chickadees but I haven't seen any yet. Mon, 24 Apr 2017 01:48:44 EST QOD: 04/23/2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66679948 Happy Birthday William Shakespeare! Do you have a favorite Shakespeare play? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/eb075205-2b57-4490-b127-187fc10e8545.jpg"> <BR> <BR> That's a hard one for me because I like both Macbeth and A Midsummer Night's Dream Sun, 23 Apr 2017 16:03:07 EST QOD: 4/19-22/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66651572 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/85848540-4c5d-41c5-8cad-75551072a771.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Earth Day is approaching? Does your community sponsor Earth Day projects? What have you done (or what will you do) to promote Earth Day? <BR> <BR> <em>434</em> SOLVE is one of the Oregon Volunteer Groups. Some of their cleanup projects this Saturday include: Transform Barrows Park to a thriving habitat, spruce up the Oregon Human Society Dog Path or join the 2nd Annual... Wed, 19 Apr 2017 04:46:55 EST QOD: 4/17-18/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66642310 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/bf5897e9-fc7f-4f9c-ab51-4a5502c3921d.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Will you be setting out plants in your garden this spring? If so, what kinds? <BR> <BR> <em>368</em> The only thing I have growing right now is basil. I may try doing some veggies in a local community garden - but it's a bit early to set things outside where I live in Oregon. So far -- flowers are doing the best. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/... Mon, 17 Apr 2017 17:50:15 EST THE WE IKLY QUESTIO0N 15th APRIL http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66629716 THE WEEKLY QUESTION APRIL 15thi <BR> I recently changed my brand of coffee after years of buying the same one I spent a while in hospital loved their coffee I just had to change. <BR> Do you stick to same one? or do you go for the cheapest Sat, 15 Apr 2017 18:26:55 EST QOD: 4/15-16/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66626085 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b05a8a29-7030-43ac-b66c-0873c635925a.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What Easter/Spring memories would you like to share? <BR> <BR> <em>145</em> I loved this picture - it reminds me of the type of clothes I wore for Easter when I was little - complete with hat, gloves and little purse. It was a real treat to have something new to wear. Sat, 15 Apr 2017 04:18:48 EST QOD: 4/14/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66619891 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/60975f94-a672-43bd-a04c-b9a82e2d7dc7.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you or someone you know prepare something special for Easter? <BR> <BR> <em>450</em> I don't make anything as cute as that little bunny pancake. I used to make traditional hot cross buns. Now we especially look forward to fresh spring asparagus. That is what I am taking to the Easter potluck. My grandma used to frost graham crackers and put Easter jelly bean eggs o... Fri, 14 Apr 2017 03:08:10 EST QOD: 4/13/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66613697 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9b9712a0-b158-41dc-b89b-9980c70bfa4d.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Have you ever played Scrabble or other word games? What do you like about them? <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Yes, I play scrabble. One of my favorite ways is called "Take 2". You don't use a board. Each player builds their own cross words. As soon as one player uses all their letters they say, Take 2 and each player takes another 2 tiles. You keep doing that until there ... Thu, 13 Apr 2017 03:30:31 EST QOD: 4/12/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66607126 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/28f2fc45-c67b-4a71-8139-790dca7eab36.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> If you eat pancakes what kind(s) do you like? What do you like to top them with? <BR> <BR> <em>472</em> My favorite right now are gluten-free pumpkin protein pancakes. I sprinkle them with a dash of pumpkin pie spice and toasted pecans. Wed, 12 Apr 2017 03:52:40 EST QOD: 4/10/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66593580 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4b563e9b-0edf-4026-8b2c-41a2f992befb.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you have brothers and sisters. If so, where are you in your family birth order? <BR> <BR> <em>81</em> Yes, I have one sister. She is three years older than I am which makes me the youngest in my family. <em>183</em> Mon, 10 Apr 2017 04:33:29 EST QOD: 4/8-9/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66582846 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/181873b2-f74a-4006-ae4c-b4da7b7b167c.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What are you thankful for? You can post as many times as you like. <BR> <BR> <em>341</em> I am thankful for all the healthy foods available. There are so many good choices. <em>250</em> <BR> <BR> <em>550</em> <em>147</em> <em>474</em> <em>368</em> <em>45</em> <em>284</em> <em>491</em> <em>301</em> Sat, 8 Apr 2017 12:46:32 EST QOD: 4/7/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66574078 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a1ce5d5c-9fce-4ce7-9f5e-ae4a2ba30c5b.png"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What will you do today INSTEAD of housework? <BR> <BR> <em>335</em> I'm listening to Rock &amp; Roll music and ---- dancing! <em>353</em> Fri, 7 Apr 2017 05:19:42 EST QOD: 4/6/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66567766 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e016f5fb-3f64-4830-a18d-abc6304f9ac5.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What is something you accomplished today? <BR> <BR> <em>149</em> I finished the book I have been reading - before it is due back at the library!! <BR> A great story by Jacqueline Winspear called, "Journey to Munich". Thu, 6 Apr 2017 04:36:42 EST QOD: 4/5/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66564050 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3dd502d1-7e7f-467c-b47b-df5418ec5b0f.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Have you joined a Spark Challenge? If not, is there one you would like to try? <BR> <BR> <em>521</em> I have tried several. Right now I'm doing the Small Changes Challenge. It's full of reminders that help me stay on track. Wed, 5 Apr 2017 12:15:37 EST QOD: 4/4/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66554962 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f55707e0-f683-4cec-83b8-bb5c01f0d0d8.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> How many days til your birthday??? <BR> <BR> <em>44</em> By adding up the days in the months I figure it is 160 days until my next birthday. <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1569b119-fd4f-4e32-be43-94a10d903f1f.jpg"> Tue, 4 Apr 2017 04:15:57 EST QOD: 4/3/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66547946 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6b7ce43b-b419-49f2-8b30-a19ad36ba67c.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>383</em> Today is Jane Goodall's 83rd birthday. <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you remember her work with chimpanzees? What impressed you about her? <BR> <BR> <em>256</em> When I was younger almost every woman I knew led a very traditional life. And I remember thinking, "What an extraordinary thing for a woman to do." I think she has a firm sense of who she is and I admire tha... Mon, 3 Apr 2017 02:20:42 EST QOD: 4/2/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66541923 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5e1af7fc-818a-4813-9a55-73b1ed5394b0.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you eat PB &amp; J? If so, do you like chunky or smooth peanut butter? What kind of jelly/jam do you prefer? <BR> <BR> <em>476</em> Yes! I like chunky peanut butter and marionberry jam (or grape jelly). Today I'm putting it in my yogurt for breakfast. <em>4</em> Sun, 2 Apr 2017 05:41:46 EST Week 4: Positive Peonies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66539653 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <em>67</em> APRIL FOCUS: POSITIVITY <em>437</em> <BR> April Showers! Sometimes rain can bring on the gloom. Let's work on positivity this month. Challenge is to find something positive even when all things seem to be gloomy.... Sat, 1 Apr 2017 18:17:02 EST Week 4: Hopeful Hyacinths http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66539651 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <em>67</em> APRIL FOCUS: POSITIVITY <em>437</em> <BR> April Showers! Sometimes rain can bring on the gloom. Let's work on positivity this month. Challenge is to find something positive even when all things seem to be gloomy.... Sat, 1 Apr 2017 18:16:35 EST Week 3: Positive Peonies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66539582 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <em>67</em> APRIL FOCUS: POSITIVITY <em>437</em> <BR> April Showers! Sometimes rain can bring on the gloom. Let's work on positivity this month. Challenge is to find something positive even when all things seem to be gloomy.... Sat, 1 Apr 2017 18:03:45 EST Week 3: Hopeful Hyacinths http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66539574 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <em>67</em> APRIL FOCUS: POSITIVITY <em>437</em> <BR> April Showers! Sometimes rain can bring on the gloom. Let's work on positivity this month. Challenge is to find something positive even when all things seem to be gloomy.... Sat, 1 Apr 2017 18:02:17 EST Week 2: Positive Peonies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66539503 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <em>67</em> APRIL FOCUS: POSITIVITY <em>437</em> <BR> April Showers! Sometimes rain can bring on the gloom. Let's work on positivity this month. Challenge is to find something positive even when all things seem to be gloomy.... Sat, 1 Apr 2017 17:35:15 EST Week 2: Hopeful Hyacinths http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66539482 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <em>67</em> APRIL FOCUS: POSITIVITY <em>437</em> <BR> April Showers! Sometimes rain can bring on the gloom. Let's work on positivity this month. Challenge is to find something positive even when all things seem to be gloomy.... Sat, 1 Apr 2017 17:30:37 EST Week 1: Positive Peonies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66539344 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> NOTE: Week One has more BONUS POINTS than the other weeks will. <BR> <BR> NOTE ABOUT BONUS A — ADDING YOUR NAME TO YOUR SIGNATURE LINE: If we’re going to be friends and support each other for the next month, we should know each o... Sat, 1 Apr 2017 16:55:42 EST Week 1: Hopeful Hyacinths http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66539338 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> NOTE: Week One has more BONUS POINTS than the other weeks will. <BR> <BR> NOTE ABOUT BONUS A — ADDING YOUR NAME TO YOUR SIGNATURE LINE: If we’re going to be friends and support each other for the next month, we should know each o... Sat, 1 Apr 2017 16:54:39 EST POSITIVE PEONIES APRIL BSG CHALLENGE CHAT ROOM http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66539135 Welcome POSITIVE PEONIES to your chat room! <BR> <BR> <em>67</em> APRIL FOCUS: POSITIVITY <em>437</em> <BR> April Showers! Sometimes rain can bring on the gloom. Let's work on positivity this month. Challenge is to find something positive even when all things seem to be gloomy. <BR> <BR> Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. <BR> HELPFUL TIP: A little trick I learned that makes it easier to reply to individual members’ posts is to use Notepad or W... Sat, 1 Apr 2017 16:12:19 EST HOPEFUL HYACINTHS APRIL BSG CHALLENGE CHAT ROOM http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66539120 Welcome HOPEFUL HYACINTHS to your chat room! <BR> <BR> <em>67</em> APRIL FOCUS: POSITIVITY <em>437</em> <BR> April Showers! Sometimes rain can bring on the gloom. Let's work on positivity this month. Challenge is to find something positive even when all things seem to be gloomy. <BR> <BR> Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. <BR> HELPFUL TIP: A little trick I learned that makes it easier to reply to individual members’ posts is to use Notepad or ... Sat, 1 Apr 2017 16:07:37 EST APRIL BSG TEAMS AND LINKS TO MEMBER PAGES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18195x31050x66539061 HOPEFUL HYACINTHS <BR> <BR> AMYBELLES <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=AM<BR>YBELLES </link> <BR> <BR> CANDOK1260 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=CA<BR>NDOK1260 </link> <BR> <BR> CATHYSFITLIFE <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=CA<BR>THYSFITLIFE </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> POSITIVE PEONIES <BR> <BR> BARBIE176 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=BA<BR>RBIE176 </link> <BR> <BR> CJWORDPLAY <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=CJ<BR>WORDPLAY </link> <... Sat, 1 Apr 2017 15:47:16 EST ??? QUESTIONS ABOUT APRIL 2017 BSG CHALLENGE ??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18195x31050x66539020 ???? APRIL BSG CHALLENGE ???? <BR> <BR> QUESTIONS ABOUT THE APRIL BSG CHALLENGE <BR> <BR> Post any questions about the APRIL BSG CHALLENGE here if you can't get your question answered in your team's chat and I or one of your other Team Leaders will post a reply as soon as possible! <BR> <BR> Do not send your question via spark-mail! Others may have the same question, so by posting your question here it will help everyone. <BR> Sat, 1 Apr 2017 15:35:04 EST QOD: 4/01/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66536093 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/90396e19-4581-46c1-a4b1-947b1a89cc94.gif"> <BR> <BR> Well we know it is the first of April. <BR> <em>38</em> How about we use today to give a silly goodie to someone? Which one will you choose? <BR> <BR> <em>179</em> I think I'll send the cute little clown. He looks like someone to be silly with. <em>246</em> Sat, 1 Apr 2017 05:59:09 EST APRIL A&I TEAM BIRTHDAYS AND NEWS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66535669 Below are the A&amp;I members who are celebrating <em>236</em> their birthdays this month. Show your A&amp;I Team Spirit <em>321</em> <em>215</em> by visiting their page to wish them a <em>383</em> ! <BR> <BR> <em>227</em> <em>303</em> DON’T POST A REPLY. Instead, give them a goody or post a comment on their page. <BR> <BR> 4 ~ APRIL <BR> <BR> 03—ANH102712 – <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=AN<BR>H102712 </link> <BR> 10—ALEXSGIRL1 – <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myp... Sat, 1 Apr 2017 00:56:18 EST QOD: 3/30-31/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66523292 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a81da9c7-d866-4dad-8f96-b9f2db2992ce.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I found this on Mental Floss today: <BR> "The world’s most famous crayon-maker is planning to make this year’s National Crayon Day—which arrives on Friday, March 31—one for the record books. As TIME reports, Crayola is planning to retire a classic color from its 24-pack crayon box for the first time in a century. <BR> <BR> Crayola hasn’t confirmed which color is being killed off yet, whi... Thu, 30 Mar 2017 02:03:05 EST QOD: 3/29/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66516972 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/cb9a1f14-b42c-4782-a1be-825f40b2dff5.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Are you more likely to focus on how many calories you consume and use up or how your clothes fit? <BR> <BR> <em>551</em> I use the nutrition tracker to plan my meals ahead - so I do pay attention to my calorie limits. Calories used up isn't something I keep track of. BUT noticing that my clothes are loose is the BEST. <em>224</em> Wed, 29 Mar 2017 04:30:37 EST 3/28/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66514107 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a87e31fe-5cbb-44c2-b1db-0a046ee5eeb0.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> How do you feel when you breathe deeply? <BR> <BR> <em>41</em> My shoulders relax down from my ears, and I smile. Feels better. Tue, 28 Mar 2017 14:05:48 EST QOD: 3/27/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66504568 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a00f4269-b478-4bb0-95e8-592d5beee614.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> If I were to send you flowers, what kind and color would you prefer? <BR> <BR> <em>214</em> Deep burgundy red long stem roses, or purple irises. <em>250</em> Mon, 27 Mar 2017 03:59:00 EST QOD: 3/26/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66498895 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7d9e897d-c418-4916-ae98-514cea4f490c.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you eat spinach? How do you like it prepared? <BR> <BR> <em>551</em> I like baby spinach raw in my green salads. I found the younger spinach and kale are much sweeter than when it is full grown. I also make a crustless quiche with spinach, feta and mushrooms. I cook it in a muffin pan so it makes individual servings and ready to eat leftovers. <em>4</em> Sun, 26 Mar 2017 05:05:43 EST QOD: 3/24/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66487399 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/44e4fc35-c2e4-4823-960c-20b04746fcd3.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Have you ever written to someone in government, local, regional, or national? If so, how did it work out? <BR> <BR> <em>590</em> Yesterday I would have answered, "No". But today a national senator from my state delivered a powerful speech in the Senate. I was so happy to hear him state the case for truth and integrity in government - I sat down and wrote an email thanki... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 04:15:57 EST Spring Images http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10470x31050x66486001 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b1848cc6-bd7c-468a-a3c8-ea4fba6aa27e.jpeg"> Thu, 23 Mar 2017 21:26:44 EST SIGN UP FOR THE APRIL 2017 BSG CHALLENGES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18195x31050x66480998 Sign-Up FOR THE APRIL BSG Challenge <BR> APRIL BUDDY SUPPORT GROUP (BSG) CHALLENGE! <BR> <BR> It’s time to sign up for the APRIL BUDDY SUPPORT GROUP (BSG) CHALLENGE! <BR> <BR> If you’re not familiar with what a “BUDDY SUPPORT GROUP CHALLENGE” is, visit the following thread: <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes<BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x532<BR>00305 </link> <BR> <BR> BUDDY SUPPORT GROUP (BSG) TEAM CAPTAIN INFORMATION <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/t... Thu, 23 Mar 2017 05:42:37 EST QOD: 3/22-23/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66474569 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/dc341bac-78a1-40dd-9f27-eada5d299508.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Giving you a bit of a heads-up for National Chia Day <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Have you tried chia seeds? If so, how do you use them? <BR> <BR> <em>45</em> Yes, I use chia seeds. One of my favorite ways is to mix chia with coconut almond milk and a dab of honey. It makes a pudding. For variety I mix in whatever fruit I have available. Today I added juice from my frozen strawberries.... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 05:13:05 EST QOD: 3/20/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66467891 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4e0a29d0-876a-4349-b47b-b0e2e94c3836.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What is one of the things you plan to do this spring? <BR> <BR> <em>298</em> I plan to go to the Oregon coast to enjoy walking beside the ocean. aaaaah Tue, 21 Mar 2017 05:09:00 EST QOD: 3/20/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66460750 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/69ede184-8ef2-4f99-acc3-31cfa3f5c896.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Have you ever trimmed someone's hair or given them a haircut? <BR> <BR> <em>204</em> When I was in high school the style was to wear bangs in front. My sister and I would trim each other's bangs so we didn't have to pay for a haircut until it was all too long. Then the styles got short. I did the trimming for Stephanie's hair when she was little. Her first "real" hai... Mon, 20 Mar 2017 03:03:41 EST QOD: 3/19/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66454321 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4c087932-946b-4626-b89c-490b34821f47.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> When it's cold outside what kinds of drinks to you like? <BR> <BR> <em>469</em> I am a tea drinker. There are many kinds I like. Right now I'm enjoying an herbal blend called Grape Stump. Isn't that an intriguing name? It has blueberries and hibiscus and a whole bunch of yummy flavors. Smells wonderful and looks dark blue in the cup. Sun, 19 Mar 2017 05:14:32 EST QOD: 3/18/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66448543 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/fd09cbcb-2470-47fc-a47b-f8eb938b53f5.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you have a hand made quilt? Who made it? <BR> <BR> <em>541</em> I have several quilts made by my Grandma Georgia. She pieced them together by hand. She even made quilts for my dolls. What sweet memories they bring back of her and my old dresses she used to make them. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b1e54098-36c9-4350-b940-40d3133c9233.j... Sat, 18 Mar 2017 05:42:33 EST QOD: 3/17/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66442851 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/de8cd095-3ece-451e-9426-944dcd621cd8.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Are you doing something to remember St. Patrick's Day? Does your town have special celebrations? <BR> <BR> <em>137</em> Portland, OR holds a Shamrock Run. Looks like they will be getting wet along the way - rain is forecast. Personally, Stephanie and I paint our finger nails green as our tribute. I like having corned beef too, but I think I will forgo it this year in k... Fri, 17 Mar 2017 03:03:09 EST QOD: 3/15-16/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66430623 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/79bdcdab-edc3-4cdf-b14a-660dcb005993.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>304</em> To SparkFriend PJPEGG for suggesting this QOD. <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> If I came to your hometown (or region) what is something you would suggest I visit? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/694457b6-f4c5-4aa0-8536-c3cf23f843b2.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>340</em> The Columbia River Gorge. From Portland, Oregon you can drive east to Multnomah Falls an... Wed, 15 Mar 2017 04:27:14 EST QOD: 3/14/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66424164 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9d52ca7d-4302-4e9e-a47c-e734fcd018b6.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Yes, March 14 is Pi Day (representing the first digits of pi) <BR> My favorite market celebrates with marvelous fresh baked pies!!!! <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you eat pie? If so, what kind(s) do you especially like? <BR> <BR> <em>471</em> I often make pumpkin custard (pumpkin pie without the crust) for a treat. My all time favorite pie is marionberry. Yummilicious. <em>4</em> <... Tue, 14 Mar 2017 04:32:46 EST QOD: 3/13/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66417262 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7906ef70-6bb1-4161-83a1-b3a51b74fe76.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What is a fun fact about yourself you would like to share? Do you think this would make an interesting idea for a regular Fun and Games topic? <BR> <BR> <em>204</em> My hair began to turn gray when I was 16 years old! By the time I was 25 people thought I had had it frosted. If you like this topic I would enjoy learning more about You, Yourself, and You all. : ) Mon, 13 Mar 2017 04:15:25 EST QOD: 3/12/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66414295 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/47ed0aad-f42c-4fa0-8fe9-da6b5971b7e8.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Did you remember to set your clocks forward last night before going to bed? A lot of people think Daylight Savings Time should be done away with. What do you think? <BR> <BR> <BR> Most of my clocks change the time by themselves except for 1. I didn't remember to set that one forward until this morning. <BR> <BR> I do not like DST, I really wish we would do away with it. Sun, 12 Mar 2017 16:05:14 EST WEEKLY QUESTION MARCH 11th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66408687 so sorry last week I was in too much pain <BR> <em>38</em> <BR> If you were a bird what kind of bird would you be? Sat, 11 Mar 2017 16:51:49 EST QOD: 3/11/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66405127 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3022bff0-61df-4062-ae83-056c8854382a.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What do you see when you look out your window? <BR> <BR> <em>437</em> Today I saw a rainbow - the first one this year for me. I have pots of flowers on my front porch and a dogwood tree that will soon be in bloom. <em>184</em> Sat, 11 Mar 2017 05:18:29 EST QOD: 3/10/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66398662 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/94da6968-d17e-4394-b7c9-44011b319698.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you put dressing on your salad? What kinds do you like? <BR> <BR> <em>551</em> I prefer vinaigrette-type dressings. I have a favorite raspberry one. I also like the cranberry walnut gorgonzola dressing from Trader Joe's. Fri, 10 Mar 2017 05:04:22 EST QOD: 3/10/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66398659 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/94da6968-d17e-4394-b7c9-44011b319698.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you put dressing on your salad? What kinds do you like? <BR> <BR> <em>551</em> I prefer vinaigrette-type dressings. I have a favorite raspberry one. I also like the cranberry walnut gorgonzola dressing from Trader Joe's. Fri, 10 Mar 2017 05:03:21 EST QOD: 3/9/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66392158 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f0cc7f40-4d38-412b-a2c4-9d8ccc39e157.png"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Who is a woman that has influenced your life? What part of her story is significant for you? <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> About 15 years ago I met an amazing woman named Mary. She welcomed me into her life and showed me by her way of compassion and acceptance that there are people who live by the principle of love. I became acquainted with many women in her circle who wanted... Thu, 9 Mar 2017 04:11:40 EST QOD: 3/8/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66385271 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f77f88f9-52b0-48e1-9c93-09c656e93199.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The world is celebrating Women's Day March 8th - by wearing red and remembering women's contributions. <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Are you wearing red today? Are there other ways that women are observing International Women's Day in your community? <BR> <BR> <em>26</em> Yes, I'm wearing a red shirt today. We are asked to remember women from our community who have helped gain equity for... Wed, 8 Mar 2017 03:56:42 EST QOD: 3/7/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66377967 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/105fbc44-291e-4c59-b708-0feb9efb596c.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you use tablecloths? If you do, what kind do you prefer? <BR> <BR> <em>180</em> I like using tablecloths on the table and for decorating. I have a round coffee table and it looks pretty with a round green and white checked table cloth and spring flowers. I also have one of my mother's that looks a lot like the picture above. The one I crocheted is just to look at. ... Tue, 7 Mar 2017 03:53:29 EST QOD: 3/6/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66370508 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c7088ffb-172d-46f0-8236-09a9419b100b.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What are your favorite colors? Have they changed over the years? <BR> <BR> <em>268</em> I have always liked any shade of blue. Now I find myself drawn to purple, especially mulberry. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f8b826b5-5b3b-4236-bb94-1734b5625aa0.png"> Mon, 6 Mar 2017 03:32:17 EST QOD: 3/4-5/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66357089 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ffb12939-3cb5-471e-8481-7953808e9db2.gif"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What words to you say to help yourself? Let's post as many as we like in the next few days. <BR> <BR> <em>52</em> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/574b03da-3bf4-41c2-91cc-14c47c76d9c1.png"> Sat, 4 Mar 2017 04:51:52 EST QOD: 3/3/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66349721 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d2d24474-0610-4684-9319-935e532a9352.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Have you noticed any signs of spring? <BR> <BR> <em>437</em> I look for rainbows because spring is the time when it rains and the sun shines at the same time. <em>67</em> <em>27</em> My tulips are sprouting green stems, but not ready to bud yet. Fri, 3 Mar 2017 05:51:29 EST QOD: 3/2/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66347484 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/99cd8e68-1db8-4b1c-ae8a-6cf67d537e1f.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What is your favorite Dr. Seuss book? <BR> <BR> <em>442</em> Every year we read How the Grinch Stole Christmas. My daughter's all-time favorite is Sneetches and Other Stories. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e4c203e8-6861-4578-ad1d-607130d481a9.jpg"> Thu, 2 Mar 2017 20:17:16 EST WORKOUT BUDDIES MARCH BSG CHALLENGE CHAT ROOM http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66339941 WORKOUT BUDDIES MARCH BSG CHAT ROOM <BR> <BR> Welcome WORKOUT BUDDIES to your chat room! <BR> <BR> <em>362</em> MARCH FOCUS: STRENGTH TRAINING <em>320</em> <BR> Nothing better than strong, lean muscles! This month we will work on adding Strength to our fitness plans. Add Strength to this month's goals. Do at least 10 minutes 3 times per week. Strong is the new skinny!! <BR> <BR> Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. <BR> <BR> HELPFUL TIP: A lit... Wed, 1 Mar 2017 18:58:05 EST TONED TEAMMATES MARCH BSG CHALLENGE CHAT ROOM http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66339920 TONED TEAMMATES MARCH BSG CHAT ROOM <BR> <BR> Welcome TONED TEAMMATES to your chat room! <BR> <BR> <em>362</em> MARCH FOCUS: STRENGTH TRAINING <em>320</em> <BR> Nothing better than strong, lean muscles! This month we will work on adding Strength to our fitness plans. Add Strength to this month's goals. Do at least 10 minutes 3 times per week. Strong is the new skinny!! <BR> <BR> Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. <BR> <BR> HELPFUL TIP: A lit... Wed, 1 Mar 2017 18:51:04 EST MARCH BSG TEAMS AND LINKS TO MEMBER PAGES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18195x31050x66339900 TONED TEAMMATES <BR> <BR> Barbie - <link> http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=B<BR>ARBIE176 </link> <BR> Ruth Ann - <link> http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=C<BR>ANDYCANE2B </link> <BR> Amy - <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.as<BR>p?ID=AMYBELLES </link> <BR> Karenmarie - <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.as<BR>p?id=CANDOK1260 </link> <BR> CJ - <link> http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=C<BR>JWORDPLAY </link> <BR> Pam - <link>www.sparkpeopl... Wed, 1 Mar 2017 18:44:31 EST ??? QUESTIONS ABOUT MARCH 2017 BSG CHALLENGE ??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18195x31050x66339793 QUESTIONS ABOUT THE JANUARY BSG CHALLENGE <BR> <BR> Post any questions about the MARCH BSG CHALLENGE here if you can't get your question answered in your team's chat and I or one of your other Team Leaders will post a reply as soon as possible! <BR> <BR> Do not send your question via spark-mail! Others may have the same question, so by posting your question here it will help everyone. <BR> Wed, 1 Mar 2017 18:26:43 EST MARCH A&I Team Birthdays and News http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66338610 Below are the A&amp;I members who are celebrating <em>236</em> their birthdays this month. Show your A&amp;I Team Spirit <em>321</em> <em>215</em> by visiting their page to wish them a <em>383</em> ! <BR> <BR> <em>227</em> <em>303</em> DON’T POST A REPLY. Instead, give them a goody or post a comment on their page. <BR> <BR> 3 ~ MARCH <BR> <BR> 03—AGRUESER7 - <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.as<BR>p?id=AGRUESER7 </link> <BR> Wed, 1 Mar 2017 15:28:06 EST QOD: 3/1/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66337519 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/eff30c08-9f39-44e3-91c2-3659afd38747.png"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What is the weather like where you live? <BR> <BR> <em>27</em> Today in Oregon we have some of everything going on <em>54</em> <BR> Of course, that means that when the rays of sun break through we have a rainbow or two <em>437</em> Must be March!!! Wed, 1 Mar 2017 12:23:38 EST Week 4 Workout Buddies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66332474 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <em>362</em> MARCH FOCUS: STRENGTH TRAINING <em>320</em> <BR> Nothing better than strong, lean muscles! This month we will work on adding ST to our fitness plans. Add ST to this month's goals. Do at least 10 mins 3 times per... Tue, 28 Feb 2017 20:35:12 EST Week 4 Toned Teammates http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66332469 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <em>362</em> MARCH FOCUS: STRENGTH TRAINING <em>320</em> <BR> Nothing better than strong, lean muscles! This month we will work on adding ST to our fitness plans. Add ST to this month's goals. Do at least 10 mins 3 times per... Tue, 28 Feb 2017 20:34:40 EST Week 3 Workout Buddies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66332464 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <em>362</em> MARCH FOCUS: STRENGTH TRAINING <em>320</em> <BR> Nothing better than strong, lean muscles! This month we will work on adding ST to our fitness plans. Add ST to this month's goals. Do at least 10 mins 3 times per... Tue, 28 Feb 2017 20:33:30 EST Week 3 Toned Teammates http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66332461 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <em>362</em> MARCH FOCUS: STRENGTH TRAINING <em>320</em> <BR> Nothing better than strong, lean muscles! This month we will work on adding ST to our fitness plans. Add ST to this month's goals. Do at least 10 mins 3 times per... Tue, 28 Feb 2017 20:33:00 EST Week 2 Workout Buddies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66332456 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <em>362</em> MARCH FOCUS: STRENGTH TRAINING <em>320</em> <BR> Nothing better than strong, lean muscles! This month we will work on adding ST to our fitness plans. Add ST to this month's goals. Do at least 10 mins 3 times per... Tue, 28 Feb 2017 20:32:07 EST Week 2 Toned Teammates http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66332454 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <em>362</em> MARCH FOCUS: STRENGTH TRAINING <em>320</em> <BR> Nothing better than strong, lean muscles! This month we will work on adding ST to our fitness plans. Add ST to this month's goals. Do at least 10 mins 3 times per... Tue, 28 Feb 2017 20:31:32 EST Week1 Workout Buddies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66332453 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> NOTE: Week One has more BONUS POINTS than the other weeks will. <BR> NOTE ABOUT BONUS A — ADDING YOUR NAME TO YOUR SIGNATURE LINE: If we’re going to be friends and support each other for the next month, we should know each other’s nam... Tue, 28 Feb 2017 20:30:45 EST Week 1 Toned Teammates http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66332448 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> NOTE: Week One has more BONUS POINTS than the other weeks will. <BR> NOTE ABOUT BONUS A — ADDING YOUR NAME TO YOUR SIGNATURE LINE: If we’re going to be friends and support each other for the next month, we should know each other’s nam... Tue, 28 Feb 2017 20:30:06 EST QOD: 2/28/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66327131 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/644db101-bc38-4187-a75b-d3f168f50a3d.gif"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you, or people you know, celebrate Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday? If so, what do you do? <BR> <BR> <em>472</em> Years ago we had the tradition of a pancake supper for Fat Tuesday. The idea was to use up all the sugar and fats before Lent began. And one of our bakeries makes a healthy King Cake coffee cake including lots of tiny treats baked into the cake for luck. Both ... Tue, 28 Feb 2017 04:17:30 EST QOD: 2/27/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66322018 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f028870e-cd57-4d56-953b-031daf4298fe.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It's Give a Goodie Day! When you give a goodie, please check-in here and let us know. <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Which goodie did you give today? <BR> <BR> <em>41</em> I started my day RECEIVING a smile goodie. My how it brightened my day. <BR> So I decided to pass the smiles along. <em>30</em> <em>213</em> <em>334</em> Mon, 27 Feb 2017 10:53:54 EST WEEKLY QUESTION FEB 25th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66310833 <em>38</em> <BR> What is your favourite type of music? <BR> has your taste in music changed as you get older? <em>339</em> Sat, 25 Feb 2017 17:02:41 EST QOD: 2/25-26/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66307164 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e363f8e2-64c4-4927-9549-196e67715d1b.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Have you seen the Florida eaglet lately? It is 55 days old now and has changed a lot since the picture above. When you check the eagle cam let us know what you notice . Here's a link: <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVgnEQLow4I </link> <BR> <BR> <em>576</em> The eaglet is sleeping alone. It takes up a lot of room in the nest. Mom and Dad are perched on a... Sat, 25 Feb 2017 05:05:45 EST QOD: 2/24/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66300016 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1be8bca5-a5b0-44d9-8399-b18b078243d4.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you decorate your nails? What styles have you tried? <BR> <BR> <em>52</em> I used to use nail polish and I kept my nails at a medium length ( I never could keep them from breaking if they got longer). Now I just buff my nails and keep them short so I can play piano and keyboard more easily. Fri, 24 Feb 2017 04:01:17 EST QOD: 2/23/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66293314 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b5347724-5ce5-47de-846c-39fcdc701569.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you know the regions or countries that your ancestors came from? <BR> <BR> <em>665</em> My father's family came to the American Colonies from the UK. <BR> My mother's family came from Germany to California during the gold rush. <em>673</em> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 03:58:06 EST QOD: 2/22/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66286470 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/77737251-d918-459a-abc8-d9a1f24ea56b.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you like sweet potatoes? How do you cook them? <BR> <BR> <em>4</em> My favorite way to cook sweet potatoes is roasting them in the oven. I also have a curried beef recipe that cooks them into a stew with cinnamon and fresh ginger root. Yes, I like sweet potatoes!! Wed, 22 Feb 2017 05:09:58 EST SIGN UP FOR THE MARCH 2017 BSG CHALLENGES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18195x31050x66281849 Sign-Up FOR THE MARCH BSG Challenge <BR> <BR> MARCH BUDDY SUPPORT GROUP (BSG) CHALLENGE! <BR> <BR> It’s time to sign up for the MARCH BUDDY SUPPORT GROUP (BSG) CHALLENGE! <BR> <BR> If you’re not familiar with what a “BUDDY SUPPORT GROUP CHALLENGE” is, visit the following thread: <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes<BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x532<BR>00305 </link> <BR> <BR> BUDDY SUPPORT GROUP (BSG) TEAM CAPTAIN INFORMATION <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mys... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:29:49 EST QOD: 2/21/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66278957 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d06384a7-5c7e-47bf-9f7d-47c770c88c41.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you like using candles? If you use scented candles what fragrance do you prefer? <BR> <BR> <em>446</em> I use a lot of candles at Christmas time. We always have an advent wreath and lots of tea lights. For everyday I prefer either gingerbread or green apple scent. My mom collected little seasonal candle figures like these carolers: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photo... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 03:18:18 EST QOD: 2/18-20/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66264217 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d1db37d5-df68-43ce-911b-45b81dda98e3.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you have a quote from a US president that inspires you? You can include as many quotes as you like. If you live in the US what was the first presidential election you were able to vote in? <BR> <BR> <em>526</em> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/efda676b-8c3a-4759-8609-18e59e69fa5a.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The first presidential election I could vote in was 19... Sat, 18 Feb 2017 23:25:10 EST WEEKLY QUESTION FEB 18th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66260706 <em>38</em> <BR> A dilemma this week <BR> just write your own ending to this sentence <BR> <em>244</em> we/ I have just won 29 million pounds or what ever the same is in dollars I will,,, Sat, 18 Feb 2017 12:13:53 EST QOD:2/17/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66252060 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e3d4bdc1-bac6-4ab1-b24f-860ee82f63ae.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Calvin, "You know, sometimes the world seems like a pretty mean place." <BR> Hobbes, "That's why animals are so soft and huggy." <BR> Calvin, "Yeah" <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you have someone/something that is soft and huggy? <BR> <BR> <em>174</em> Besides my daughter who is a very snuggly person, my favorite teddy is called Genevieve. She is squishy soft and has a tiny flaw on one p... Fri, 17 Feb 2017 05:03:40 EST QOD: 2/16/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66244741 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e0d14543-7ed3-45a4-9c86-31dd323a6731.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> If you could have one chore instantly done for you, which one would it be. . . and why? <BR> <BR> <em>341</em> I'd like to have my refrigerator automatically kept clean. Then I wouldn't have to stand on my head to keep everything clean and organized. It's too bad we only get to choose one task. I can think of several more! <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> Thu, 16 Feb 2017 03:29:54 EST QOD: 2/15/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66237515 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f072a85b-33b1-41cd-b46b-6507f86f9a2f.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you remember Martin's favorite chair on the tv show Frasier? Do you have a favorite chair? <BR> <BR> <em>30</em> Yes, my favorite chair is a burgundy recliner - it's so comfy. However it doesn't have any duct tape - (like Martin's) Wed, 15 Feb 2017 03:24:34 EST QOD: 2/14/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66230501 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5f47b0e5-6d1c-44e6-a479-9082dd4e1cef.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Have you ever made your own valentines? What were they like? <BR> <BR> <em>26</em> In school I remember making valentines out of paper doilies and construction paper. When I learned to crochet I made little hearts that could serve as a coaster. This year I colored some to send to friends. Tue, 14 Feb 2017 03:04:55 EST QOD: 2/13/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66223262 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/468ed1e3-3079-4b97-9ea7-f314cbd7e8d6.gif"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> When you were growing up did your family ever try to tease you into eating your vegetables? <BR> <BR> <em>550</em> I liked most vegetables - maybe because my grandparents grew there own and we could enjoy them fresh picked. Mon, 13 Feb 2017 04:13:16 EST ~ QOD ~ 12 February http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66217434 oh,lord! I am SO SORRY. I posted this to the wrong team! Sun, 12 Feb 2017 08:22:38 EST QOD: 2/12/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66216573 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6c1b2b6a-af56-4e86-b12f-bde10a4dcd5b.jpg"> <BR> <BR> (Isn't this a grand way to serve snack foods?) <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What was the last snack you ate? <BR> <BR> <em>45</em> Strawberries and fat-free Greek yogurt Sun, 12 Feb 2017 04:21:45 EST WEEKLY QUESTION FEB 11th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66212580 <em>38</em> <BR> I was listening to golden hour on the radio this afternoon some songs made me laugh some made me cry <BR> do`s music move you? <BR> what songs do what to you? Sat, 11 Feb 2017 12:09:52 EST QOD: 2/11/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66210423 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ab7e67a1-32c4-4bac-bd40-af87b4ae15f9.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Here is a spark article about jackfruit: <link>www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po<BR>st=is_jackfruit_the_next_big_meat_alte<BR>rnative&amp;utm_source=sparkpeople&amp<BR>;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=bes<BR>t-of-sparkpeople&amp;utm_content=TS2-2 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Have you ever tried jackfruit? If not, would you like to? <BR> <BR> <em>784</em> I saw jackfruit a... Sat, 11 Feb 2017 04:38:50 EST QOD: 2/10/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66203141 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/96392309-64d4-434a-9ce7-1e68bd8222d3.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What made you smile today? <BR> <BR> <em>30</em> My daughter wearing her adorable bunny slippers. They are so cute. <em>172</em> Fri, 10 Feb 2017 03:04:21 EST QOD: 2/9/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66196337 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5deaf09d-179d-4068-a2ef-28f20a27550c.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What is a favorite Go-To recipe? You know, the kind you turn to because it is quick and easy. ??? <BR> <BR> <em>22</em> I make brown rice (or have it leftover) and add grated cheese and salsa verde. It's tasty, easy and you only need one pan. I often add black beans or leftover chicken. <em>4</em> Thu, 9 Feb 2017 05:35:54 EST QOD: 2/6-8/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66173770 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/fe82d775-b8c3-4aef-8de8-755e09f3e0be.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This question is for the next 3 days. You can reply as often as you wish. <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> How have you shown -- or been the recipient of -- a little spark of kindness? How did it feel? <BR> <BR> <em>527</em> I've had a migraine. I know how to treat them and can take care of myself. But today -- my sweet daughter gave me a special gift of kindness. She brought me a heating ... Mon, 6 Feb 2017 05:10:16 EST WEEKLY QUESTION FEB. 4th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66164300 <em>38</em> <BR> Do you dye your hair? <BR> are you afraid of going grey? <BR> if you do dye your hair would you be brave and pick a far out colour or just stick to a shade like your own <em>81</em> Sat, 4 Feb 2017 18:20:52 EST QOD: 2/4/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66160054 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d3bdbc3d-3f3c-45dc-bd2f-5af0640d84ea.gif"> <BR> <BR> Relieving stress helps your heart according to research - but not necessarily the way a cat does it. tee hee <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you have a go-to way to ease your stress? <BR> <BR> <em>335</em> Most of you know my first choice is music whenever possible. I also like doing stretches in yoga and tai chi. <em>403</em> <BR> <BR> One of the quickest ways is this acupressure p... Sat, 4 Feb 2017 03:26:07 EST QOD: 2/3/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66152743 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/bc77ff02-d41f-4968-b2af-835360965902.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Are you wearing red today to promote women's heart health? <BR> <BR> <em>26</em> Yes - a red sweater. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/fdd56020-d2b5-4970-9941-291e03a14533.jpg"> Fri, 3 Feb 2017 04:23:39 EST QOD: 2/2/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66145472 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/fc02fc1c-4287-4bef-8f2f-6be3fdda69a8.png"> <BR> <BR> This is from the xkcd site. I thought you might enjoy the comparisons. <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Have you ever/do you now drink soda? What kind? <BR> <BR> <em>222</em> I grew up drinking soda. Nobody thought anything of it. I could get a bottle of it in a cooler machine on the way home from school for only 5 cents. Do any of you remember Squirt? I liked the citrus ta... Thu, 2 Feb 2017 04:05:07 EST WEEK 1 — Aerobic Pals February BSG Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66142231 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> NOTE: Week One has more BONUS POINTS than the other weeks will. <BR> <BR> NOTE ABOUT BONUS A — ADDING YOUR NAME TO YOUR SIGNATURE LINE: If we’re going to be friends and support each other for the next month, we should know each... Wed, 1 Feb 2017 16:20:02 EST WEEK 1 — Cardio Friends February BSG Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66142210 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> NOTE: Week One has more BONUS POINTS than the other weeks will. <BR> <BR> NOTE ABOUT BONUS A — ADDING YOUR NAME TO YOUR SIGNATURE LINE: If we’re going to be friends and support each other for the next month, we should know each... Wed, 1 Feb 2017 16:16:16 EST WEEK 2 — Aerobic Pals February BSG Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66142178 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>361</em> FEBRUARY’S FOCUS: CARDIO <em>362</em> <BR> February is the month of the heart! We need to have a strong heart to keep going in life. This month is all about cardio! Include cardio in your goals this month... Wed, 1 Feb 2017 16:12:26 EST WEEK 2 — Cardio Friends February BSG Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66142170 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> FEBRUARY’S FOCUS: CARDIO <em>353</em> <BR> February is the month of the heart! We need to have a strong heart to keep going in life. This month is all about cardio! Include cardio in your goals this month... Wed, 1 Feb 2017 16:11:12 EST WEEK 3 — Aerobic Pals February BSG Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66142151 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>361</em> FEBRUARY’S FOCUS: CARDIO <em>362</em> <BR> <BR> February is the month of the heart! We need to have a strong heart to keep going in life. This month is all about cardio! Include cardio in your goals this... Wed, 1 Feb 2017 16:08:13 EST WEEK 3 — Cardio Friends February BSG Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66142140 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> FEBRUARY’S FOCUS: CARDIO <em>353</em> <BR> <BR> February is the month of the heart! We need to have a strong heart to keep going in life. This month is all about cardio! Include cardio in your goals this... Wed, 1 Feb 2017 16:07:09 EST WEEK 4 — Aerobic Pals February BSG Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66142122 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>361</em> FEBRUARY’S FOCUS: CARDIO <em>362</em> <BR> <BR> February is the month of the heart! We need to have a strong heart to keep going in life. This month is all about cardio! Include cardio in your goals this... Wed, 1 Feb 2017 16:03:56 EST WEEK 4 — Cardio Friends February BSG Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66142110 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> FEBRUARY’S FOCUS: CARDIO <em>353</em> <BR> <BR> February is the month of the heart! We need to have a strong heart to keep going in life. This month is all about cardio! Include cardio in your goals thi... Wed, 1 Feb 2017 16:01:55 EST CARDIO FRIENDS FEBRUARY BSG CHAT ROOM http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66141965 <em>220</em> Welcome Cardio Friends to your chat room! <BR> <BR> Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. <BR> HELPFUL TIP: A little trick I learned that makes it easier to reply to individual members’ posts is to use Notepad or WordPad. What I do is restore down my screen (i.e., make it smaller and to the left or right) then, as I’m reading the posts, I type my response in one of those by using Name, xxx (I also save it so I don’t lose anything; I’m sure... Wed, 1 Feb 2017 15:40:28 EST AEROBIC PALS FEBRUARY BSG CHAT ROOM http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66141950 <em>361</em> Welcome Aerobic Pals to your chat room! <BR> <BR> <em>362</em> FEBRUARY FOCUS: Cardio <BR> February is the month of the heart! We need to have a strong heart to keep going in life. This month is all about cardio! Include cardio in your goals this month. Get at least 10 mins per day 5 days per week. <BR> <BR> Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. <BR> <BR> HELPFUL TIP: A little trick I learned that makes it easier to reply to individua... Wed, 1 Feb 2017 15:38:13 EST ??? QUESTIONS ABOUT THE FEBRUARY BSG CHALLENGE ??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18195x31050x66141919 QUESTIONS ABOUT THE FEBRUARY BSG CHALLENGE <BR> <BR> Post any questions about the FEBRUARY BSG CHALLENGE here if you can't get your question answered in your team's chat and I or one of your other Team Leaders will post a reply as soon as possible! <BR> <BR> Do not send your question via spark-mail! Others may have the same question, so by posting your question here it will help everyone. <BR> <BR> Wed, 1 Feb 2017 15:32:40 EST FEBRUARY BSG TEAMS & LINKS TO MEMBERS' PAGES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18195x31050x66141902 FEBRUARY BSG TEAMS &amp; LINKS TO MEMBERS' PAGES <BR> <BR> <em>361</em> <em>355</em> Aerobic Pals <BR> <BR> <BR> MSANN59 <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=MS<BR>ANN59 </link> <BR> <BR> CANDOK1260 <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=CA<BR>NDOK1260 </link> <BR> <BR> CJWORDPLAY <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=CJ<BR>WORDPLAY </link> <BR> <BR> AMYBELLES <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.as<BR>p?id=AMYBELLES </link> <BR> <BR> CATH... Wed, 1 Feb 2017 15:30:22 EST QOD: 2/1/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66137824 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d7c87950-0f56-40f2-8ce7-2260f6c4485c.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What are some books that are so good you want to read them again? Let's share some of our favorites. <BR> <BR> <em>174</em> I have to start with Winnie the Pooh stories. No matter how many times I read them, I find something new. For modern novels I find Louise Penny's books about Armand Gamache and the Quebec village of Three Pines at the top of my list. Her stories a... Wed, 1 Feb 2017 03:54:22 EST February Birthdays and Team News http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66137396 Below are the A&amp;I members who are celebrating <em>236</em> their birthdays this month. Show your A&amp;I Team Spirit <em>321</em> <em>215</em> by visiting their page to wish them a <em>383</em> ! <em>227</em> <em>303</em> DON’T POST A REPLY. Instead, give them a goody or post a comment on their page. <BR> <BR> <BR> 19—READYRISA– <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=RE<BR>ADYRISA </link> <BR> <BR> 22—REDQUEEN2262— </link> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=RE... Wed, 1 Feb 2017 00:47:30 EST QOD: 1/31/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66130323 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0843bcb9-7780-491f-a6ca-5118a4f1c5cc.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Whether we are touched through music, dance or see into an artist's soul through their work, art has the power to change us, to inspire our hearts. <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What types of art inspire your heart? <BR> <BR> <em>335</em> Music is primary with me. I tend to hear the rhythms when I exercise and music motivates me to keep moving. Some of my fondest memories are of songs I h... Tue, 31 Jan 2017 04:32:38 EST QOD: 1/30/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66123346 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/62faaa9c-11fb-4244-a0bd-b97e5c9e9a47.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> We've had a request for zucchini recipes. Please share a favorite with us????? <BR> <BR> <em>265</em> One of my favorites is Low-Fat Zucchini Brownies. I use less sugar than they say and make sure to drain off the liquid from the zucchini after you grate them (as fine as possible). They are very moist. <em>493</em> <BR> <BR> Here is the Spark link where you can re... Mon, 30 Jan 2017 05:40:45 EST SATURDAY JANUARY 28th WEEKLY QUESTION http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66114287 <em>38</em> <BR> What is your favourite take-away? <BR> do you still have it? <BR> how often? Sat, 28 Jan 2017 18:56:04 EST QOD: 1/28-29/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66109813 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ddb2c325-5e19-463a-bc24-d53370c9c2ad.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> It's Chinese New Year --the year of the Rooster. Do you know the animal associated with your year of birth? <BR> <BR> <em>383</em> Yes, it was the year of the Rooster when I was born. Here's a chart I used to look up my birth year. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/63ac374e-6785-4fd9-b124-77093d82f24f.jpg"> Sat, 28 Jan 2017 03:06:47 EST QOD: 1/27/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66102876 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c7efac5a-b1f9-41e1-b3d7-fc9a52a5caa4.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Did you have a favorite food when you were a child? Do you still enjoy it? <BR> <BR> <em>180</em> I liked tuna fish sandwiches - and I still do - but I no longer use white bread! (tee hee) My favorite vegetable was green beans from my grandma's garden. They are still my favorite whenever I can get them fresh. <em>373</em> Fri, 27 Jan 2017 04:16:46 EST QOD: 1/26/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66095854 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7ab248f3-7061-4361-876d-8c945dc02010.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you have fitness equipment to use at home? If you do, which ones do you use the most? <BR> <BR> <em>319</em> I like using my fitness ball and free weights. I also use resistance bands a lot at home since I learned how to use them at physical therapy. <em>317</em> Thu, 26 Jan 2017 04:07:03 EST QOD: 1/25/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66088151 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c89a2605-f16a-408a-ae7e-4c7f31d23a35.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What television series do you remember watching when you were younger? <BR> <BR> <em>272</em> I'm old enough to remember Mickey Mouse Club. I still enjoy Happy Days because it is set in the 50's and 60's when I was in high school. And who can forget the man who always won his cases (except one) -- Perry Mason. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/... Wed, 25 Jan 2017 04:40:24 EST SIGN UP FOR THE FEBRUARY 2017 BSG CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18195x31050x66084754 Sign-Up for the FEBRUARY BSG Challenge <BR> FEBRUARY BUDDY SUPPORT GROUP (BSG) CHALLENGE! <BR> <BR> It’s time to sign up for the FEBRUARY BUDDY SUPPORT GROUP (BSG) CHALLENGE! <BR> <BR> If you’re not familiar with what a “BUDDY SUPPORT GROUP CHALLENGE” is, visit the following thread: <BR> <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/t<BR>eam_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31<BR>050x53200305 </link> <BR> <BR> BUDDY SUPPORT GROUP (BSG) TEAM CAPTAIN INFORMATION <BR> <link>www.sparkpeop... Tue, 24 Jan 2017 15:12:49 EST QOD: 1/24/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66080776 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/48c55a24-9b77-4106-8add-470e078f7c82.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you remember learning to draw/do art? What kinds of things did you enjoy making most? <BR> <BR> <em>240</em> In kindergarten I remember drawing yellow cats. Sometimes I made them with finger paints. I liked finger painting because I could watch the 2 colors they gave us blend together. Tue, 24 Jan 2017 04:09:39 EST QOD: 1/23/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66076985 Today is National Pie Day <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/518abff5-d3d2-463d-9ab2-018c1c1872f7.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> There are so many types of pie everything from mince meat, pot pie, apple pie, pumpkin pie, etc. What is your favorite pie? <BR> <BR> I think my favorite pie is Chocolate Silk Pie although a close second is blackberry pie. <BR> <BR> Mon, 23 Jan 2017 15:38:07 EST SUNDAY sorry WEEKLY QUESTION JANUARY 22nd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66069320 <em>38</em> <BR> Where do you stand on the issue of body hair? I am asking because , well in the winter I do not bother shaving my legs or any else mainly because no one sees anywhere when every part of my body is covered to keep warm . in the hot tub this morning I looked down at my legs and WOW what a shock I know I am home with Steve how has seen anything anyway I felt embarrassed for a minute it will be resolved tomorrow do not worry <BR> the question this week are you ... Sun, 22 Jan 2017 15:12:21 EST QOD: 1/21-22/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66059098 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6251f0ad-a9a6-452f-a210-5c17ff00a7b2.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> How would you finish the sentence, "Happiness is . . ." You can answer as many times as you like. <BR> <BR> <em>30</em> A cuddly chinchilla snuggling inside my sleeve. aaah Sat, 21 Jan 2017 05:44:41 EST QOD: 1/20/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66051901 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/01c9dfd7-75ed-4ae7-ae46-228aa0f81d94.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you eat cheese? If you do, what kinds do you like? <BR> <BR> <em>22</em> I have sort of a love/hate relationship with cheese. I like the taste but sometimes it doesn't agree with my tummy. I do best with feta cheese and probiotic cottage cheese. Then there is the English Stilton (with apricot) that we receive as a gift at Christmas. <em>4</em> Fri, 20 Jan 2017 05:04:37 EST QOD: 1/19/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66044376 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c029a477-294f-49ef-98c4-e8cef8650c3d.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Is there a sound that you find particularly enjoyable or relaxing? <BR> <BR> <em>47</em> The sound of ocean waves. There is nothing so soothing to me. I also like the sound of cellos. It is deep and rich. I enjoy a lot more but those are my all time favorites. <em>335</em> Thu, 19 Jan 2017 04:20:42 EST QOD: 1/18/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66036490 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0743881e-b6ef-40ea-a926-c5092417b219.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you remember hearing or reading A.A. Milne's stories about Winnie the Pooh? Which character did you like? <BR> <BR> <em>174</em> I remember reading the stories to my daughter. She loves bears, especially Pooh Bear and his friends. She still has her Pooh, Piglet, Tigger and Eeyore stuffed toys. I like Pooh because he is so relaxed about life. Whatever happened he ... Wed, 18 Jan 2017 05:02:17 EST QOD: 1/17/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66028402 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/dbf57d93-73cf-4f5d-b7f5-45acbf6e0f37.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What was the last fruit you enjoyed? <BR> <BR> <em>45</em> Salad with strawberries, banana and kiwi. <em>4</em> Tue, 17 Jan 2017 03:26:20 EST QOD: 1/16/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66020180 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1e1fe3c8-1b86-407e-83e9-24d0f3351d1a.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you have a quote or memory to share of Martin Luther King, Jr.? <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter”. Martin Luther King, Jr Mon, 16 Jan 2017 05:11:08 EST WEEKLY QUESTION JANUARY 14th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x66007254 <em>38</em> what is your recollection of smell? and if you smell it now does it take you back there? Sat, 14 Jan 2017 11:30:40 EST QOD: 1/14-15/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x66004767 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/71e27b93-4443-4406-a2a4-c1060bb5c7bf.jpg"> <BR> <BR> A pair of bald eagles rang in the new year with the birth of an eaglet, and the whole happy affair was captured on a live stream on the eve of 2017. <BR> <em>38</em> Have you seen the new eaglet? You can watch it live on this link: <BR> <BR> Link to SW Florida Eagle Cam - LIVE <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=gymPFiPE88I </link> <BR> <BR> Tell us what the birds are doing whenever... Sat, 14 Jan 2017 03:04:36 EST QOD: 1/13/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65997251 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/31993c6c-2275-4c02-8cf9-f90c0c0d4b0b.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Have you ever had a rubber duckie? <BR> <em>160</em> Yes, I had one as a child. Then when my daughter was little she had a mother duckie that had 2 little duckies riding on her back. I thought that was so cute. <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> A British Tabloid, The Sun, reported Queen Elizabeth II had a rubber duck in her bathroom that wore an inflatable crown. Fri, 13 Jan 2017 03:51:57 EST QOD: 1/12/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65989758 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/240d7ec9-8663-4ad8-9f38-4339cb636430.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you stretch/exercise your fingers and hands? <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Ann Burnell has a Stronger Seniors video that feels good to me. Here is the link: <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbfYgJlyT70&<BR>amp;index=22&amp;list=PLE8ADAAA454F0BEB8 </link> Thu, 12 Jan 2017 04:21:05 EST QOD: 1/11/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65981912 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/414b870e-6ae2-4dc5-9d43-2aa54d3b8c49.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you eat yogurt? If so, how do you use it? <BR> <BR> <em>470</em> I like 0% fat greek yogurt. Then I can add fresh fruit or put it in a smoothie. A new favorite it to mix in a spoon full of chunky peanut butter. Lot's of protein and quick to prepare! <em>4</em> Wed, 11 Jan 2017 04:44:04 EST SENSATIONAL SKATERS WEEK 4 CHALLENGES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x65977882 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> JANUARY’S THEME: GOAL SETTING <BR> Decide today that you are committed to your journey to a healthier you. This month your challenge is to take steps to make your life around you reflect your healthy lifestyle. Remove all the unhealthy or tempting foods, dust off your we... Tue, 10 Jan 2017 13:48:18 EST SUPER SKIERS WEEK 4 CHALLENGES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x65977876 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> JANUARY’S THEME: GOAL SETTING <BR> Decide today that you are committed to your journey to a healthier you. This month your challenge is to take steps to make your life around you reflect your healthy lifestyle. Remove all the unhealthy or tempting foods, dust off your we... Tue, 10 Jan 2017 13:47:31 EST SENSATIONAL SKATERS WEEK THREE CHALLENGES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x65977871 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> JANUARY’S THEME: GOAL SETTING <BR> Decide today that you are committed to your journey to a healthier you. This month your challenge is to take steps to make your life around you reflect your healthy lifestyle. Remove all the unhealth... Tue, 10 Jan 2017 13:46:32 EST SUPER SKIERS WEEK 3 CHALLENGES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x65977866 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> JANUARY’S THEME: GOAL SETTING <BR> Decide today that you are committed to your journey to a healthier you. This month your challenge is to take steps to make your life around you reflect your healthy lifestyle. Remove all the unhealth... Tue, 10 Jan 2017 13:45:53 EST SNSATIONAL SKATERS WEEK 2 CHALLENGES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x65977860 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> JANUARY’S THEME: GOAL SETTING <BR> Decide today that you are committed to your journey to a healthier you. This month your challenge is to take steps to make your life around you reflect your healthy lifestyle. Remove all the unhealth... Tue, 10 Jan 2017 13:45:06 EST SUPER SKIERS WEEK 2 CHALLENGES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x65977856 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> JANUARY’S THEME: GOAL SETTING <BR> Decide today that you are committed to your journey to a healthier you. This month your challenge is to take steps to make your life around you reflect your healthy lifestyle. Remove all the unhealth... Tue, 10 Jan 2017 13:44:32 EST QOD: 1/10/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65974508 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/158eb0a1-8da7-42d8-8083-44a48f399026.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> How have you been blessed this winter? <BR> <BR> <em>425</em> We have had more snow than usual which means we are getting much needed moisture. Yay! And I am blessed to have a cozy warm house to stay in. <em>220</em> Tue, 10 Jan 2017 06:17:43 EST QOD: 1/9/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65966282 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1cc90a74-6e20-49a5-bb6d-76a1599d5eb2.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> How do you keep your desk cleared off? <BR> <BR> <em>246</em> I have a very small desk. It can only hold so much and then things start falling off! tee hee Actually it is time to get the scrubby cloth and give it a good clean, and sweep behind it. <em>542</em> Mon, 9 Jan 2017 02:21:09 EST WEEKLY QUESTION JANUARY 7th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x65953643 <em>38</em> <BR> If you could time travel where would you go? <BR> and why? Sat, 7 Jan 2017 11:35:01 EST QOD: 1/7/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65951195 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1d67b272-6a54-45b0-b08b-dd544cc38592.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Are there some foods that your body does not like? <BR> <BR> <em>372</em> Fresh garlic and raw onions have extremely unfortunate effects on my body. I also react to cooked carrots and red wine. Nothing life threatening - but uncomfortable enough for me to stay away from all of these. <em>181</em> Sat, 7 Jan 2017 04:54:50 EST QOD: 1/6/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65944248 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8d47d61c-1f7a-4278-90e3-92e137ffef33.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What are some of your favorite freggie add-ons to your salads? <BR> <BR> <em>277</em> I like all kinds of green salad. My newest add-ons have been fruits, like grapes, dried cranberries, fresh apples or pears. I also like adding a few slivered almonds or walnuts. <em>551</em> Fri, 6 Jan 2017 04:54:43 EST QOD: 1/5/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65936196 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c010b2df-447f-4d99-a403-acb45fda0ac4.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What reminds you to take a stretch break at work or at home? <BR> <BR> <em>412</em> I have a timer I can program to go off every 15 minutes and it won't stop until I turn it off. By putting it in another room I have to get up to get it to hush up!!!! Of course, this only works when I remember to set it in the first place. <em>246</em> Thu, 5 Jan 2017 04:08:54 EST QOD: 1/4/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65928421 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/bf1ef39e-a569-4b31-a6e2-ec5b5ce6609c.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What is one thing to give yourself credit for? <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> There are so many things I would like to give myself credit for - but it isn't easy. When I was growing up - giving credit was called "bragging" and frowned upon. Then I was told I had to earn the praise of other people. Well, it's nice when it comes, but it isn't anything I can make happen. Even whe... Wed, 4 Jan 2017 06:08:07 EST January A to Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10470x31050x65921526 A - auld lang syne Tue, 3 Jan 2017 08:57:32 EST QOD: 1-3-17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65920121 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/aa1cd27e-5767-4e18-8084-ab70fd8ce5ba.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The first Great Fruitcake Toss was held in Manitou Springs, Colorado on January 3, 1996. Each year the entrants compete to see who can hurl or toss their fruitcakes the farthest. <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> How far do you think you could toss a 2 pound fruitcake? <BR> <BR> <em>85</em> I'd like to say 25 feet (maybe if I get to count the distance it rolls). It's probably less - but isn't t... Tue, 3 Jan 2017 02:42:28 EST WEEK 1 SUPER SKIERS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x65918868 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> NOTE: Week One has more BONUS POINTS than the other weeks will. <BR> NOTE ABOUT BONUS A — ADDING YOUR NAME TO YOUR SIGNATURE LINE: If we’re going to be friends and support each other for the next month, we should know each other’s nam... Mon, 2 Jan 2017 22:00:30 EST WEEK 1 SENSATIONAL SKATERS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x65918844 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> NOTE: Week One has more BONUS POINTS than the other weeks will. <BR> NOTE ABOUT BONUS A — ADDING YOUR NAME TO YOUR SIGNATURE LINE: If we’re going to be friends and support each other for the next month, we should know each other’s nam... Mon, 2 Jan 2017 21:58:32 EST WEEK 1 - SENSATIONAL SKATERS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x65918837 <em>227</em> OOPS MY MISTAKE Mon, 2 Jan 2017 21:57:40 EST SUPER SKIERS JANUARY BSG CHALLENGE CHAT ROOM http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x65918755 Welcome SUPER SKIERS to your chat room! <BR> <BR> Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. <BR> HELPFUL TIP: A little trick that makes it easier to reply to individual members’ posts is to use Notepad or WordPad. Restore down your screen (i.e., make it smaller and to the left or right) then, as you are reading the posts, type my response in one of those by using Name, xxx (also save it so you don’t lose anything; I’m sure many of you have started typing s... Mon, 2 Jan 2017 21:50:07 EST SENSATIONAL SKATERS JANUARY BSG CHAT ROOM http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x65918676 SENSATIONAL SKATERS JANUARY BSG CHAT ROOM <BR> <BR> Welcome SENSATIONAL SKATERS to your chat room! <BR> <BR> Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. <BR> HELPFUL TIP: A little trick that makes it easier to reply to individual members’ posts is to use Notepad or WordPad. Restore down your screen (i.e., make it smaller and to the left or right) then, as you are reading the posts, type my response in one of those by using Name, xxx (also save it so you do... Mon, 2 Jan 2017 21:42:17 EST JANUARY 2017 BSG CHALLENGE TEAM MEMBERS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18195x31050x65918615 January BSG Teams <BR> <BR> SUPER SKIERS <BR> Barbie - <link> http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=B<BR>ARBIE176 </link> <BR> Cathy - <link> http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=C<BR>ATHYSFITLIFE </link> <BR> MiMi - <link> http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=T<BR>EACUP%5FSHORT </link> <BR> Dixie - <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=DI<BR>XIEFB </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> SENSATIONAL SKATERS <BR> <BR> CJ - <link> http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=C<BR>... Mon, 2 Jan 2017 21:36:07 EST ??? QUESTIONS ABOUT JANUARY 2017 BSG CHALLENGES ?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18195x31050x65918598 QUESTIONS ABOUT THE JANUARY BSG CHALLENGE <BR> <BR> Post any questions about the JANUARY BSG CHALLENGE here if you can't get your question answered in your team's chat and I or one of your other Team Leaders will post a reply as soon as possible! <BR> <BR> Do not send your question via spark-mail! Others may have the same question, so by posting your question here it will help everyone. <BR> Mon, 2 Jan 2017 21:34:10 EST QOD 1/2/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65911463 January is National Thyroid Awareness month. <BR> <BR> Do you know anyone who is affected by thyroid disease? <BR> <BR> Yes, my maternal grandmother, my mother, and I all have (had) thyroid disease. My grandmother had a huge scar across her throat where she had to have a goiter removed. Thankfully mine was caught and treated early enough that I haven't required surgery. Mon, 2 Jan 2017 01:14:23 EST January Birthdays & Team News http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65910599 Below are the A&amp;I members who are celebrating <em>236</em> their birthdays this month. Show your A&amp;I Team Spirit <em>321</em> <em>215</em> by visiting their page to wish them a <em>383</em> ! <BR> <BR> <em>227</em> <em>303</em> DON’T POST A REPLY. Instead, give them a goody or post a comment on their page. <BR> <BR> 1 ~ JANUARY <BR> <BR> 01 — 1BLUEMAC <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=1B<BR>LUEMAC </link> <BR> <BR> 03 — RUBYROOTS4YOU <link>www.sparkpeo... Sun, 1 Jan 2017 22:38:46 EST QOD: 12/30-31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65890333 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e257311b-4b90-4c58-99ca-e7ce66524db2.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Looking back at 2016, what is one fun thing you did that you would like to do again in the new year? <BR> <BR> <em>268</em> I went to several beginning art classes through our local library. I would like to continue doing art in the coming year. Fri, 30 Dec 2016 04:02:23 EST QOD: 12/27-28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65871694 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e6fe26a9-715d-4ff7-9204-66efff74f37d.jpg"> <BR> <BR> At this time of year many of us turn our thoughts to examining our goals. Here is a Spark article that might help. <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motivat<BR>ion_articles.asp?id=124 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What is one goal you want to keep - or one you want to change? <BR> <BR> <em>521</em> "DO start small. DON’T focus on too many things at once. Try focusing on one go... Tue, 27 Dec 2016 04:19:38 EST QOD: 12/23-25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65850818 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/79d5b5e3-5fdb-4d76-8f1d-6601dea69cb3.png"> <BR> <BR> You can tune in to the 4 day Festival of Carols - streaming online at allclassical.org. <BR> <BR> This is our local arts radio station that streams worldwide. From now through Christmas day they will have all sorts of Christmas music - 24 hours per day. Hope you can tune in when you are online. <BR> <link>www.allclassical.org/ </link> <BR> <BR> At the moment I am listening to "Stille... Fri, 23 Dec 2016 04:10:13 EST JANUARY 2017 BUDDY SUPPORT GROUP SIGN-UP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18195x31050x65848800 Sign-Up FOR THE JANUARY BSG Challenge <BR> <BR> JANUARY BUDDY SUPPORT GROUP (BSG) CHALLENGE! <BR> <BR> It’s time to sign up for the JANUARY BUDDY SUPPORT GROUP (BSG) CHALLENGE! <BR> <BR> If you’re not familiar with what a “BUDDY SUPPORT GROUP CHALLENGE” is, visit the <BR> <BR> following thread: <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes<BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x532<BR>00305 </link> <BR> <BR> The challenge will run from TUESDAY, JANUARY 3 through MONDAY, JANUARY... Thu, 22 Dec 2016 17:15:32 EST WEEKLY QUESTION DECEMBER 18th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x65821648 <em>38</em> <BR> here we go now Christmas I is almost here between now and then lets see how many times we can get through the partridge in a pear tree one post at a time <em>381</em> <em>445</em> Sun, 18 Dec 2016 09:45:08 EST QOD: 12/17-18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65814108 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0a3af195-65f8-479d-9738-c07a46639c6f.jpg"> <BR> <BR> There are so many wonderful songs this time of year. <BR> <em>38</em> What song would you like to share? You can post as many times as you like and we can all enjoy the music. <BR> <BR> <em>425</em> I'll start with "Christmas Time is Here" from a Charlie Brown Christmas. <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPG3zSgm_Qo </link> Sat, 17 Dec 2016 04:38:33 EST QOD: 12/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65808029 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/64e1ce18-05f7-490b-b0b1-4c23c31d723e.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Do you know some of this delightful poem by heart? How far can you go in reciting it? <BR> <BR> <em>446</em> I remember reciting this in a grade school Christmas program and I still remember all of it. <BR> <BR> <em>460</em> "Happy Christmas to All, and to All a Good Night". <em>447</em> Fri, 16 Dec 2016 03:54:35 EST QOD: 12/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65804818 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4f6f7247-0a8f-41e3-b162-98ffcf50e33a.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What do you know about the Bill of Rights? Here's a link to a short quiz to help you. <link>www.nationaldaycalendar.com/bill-of-<BR>rights-day-december-15/ </link> Look for the little word "quiz". <BR> <BR> <em>195</em> I had forgotten a lot since high school when we studied it. After reading the notes on this link I did fairly well on the quiz. 8 out of 10. <BR> ... Thu, 15 Dec 2016 13:36:00 EST QOD: 12/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65795753 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4b266d3a-dabc-48b1-b542-50418d0af4b8.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Tis the season for soup. What was the last soup you ate? <BR> <BR> <em>481</em> African yam and peanut soup. <em>4</em> Wed, 14 Dec 2016 03:50:40 EST QOD: 12/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65789708 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4310618f-1e40-409e-826d-f1575d0c5a16.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Have you ever made a gingerbread house? <BR> <BR> <em>443</em> I've tried. The gingerbread parts turned out fine - but the frosting I used wouldn't hold up the candies so they slooowly slid off the roof and sides and landed on the plate. We enjoyed eating the pieces. <em>246</em> Tue, 13 Dec 2016 03:53:14 EST QOD: 12/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65783170 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6f59ad12-b10f-4758-8ca6-123e50933148.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Did/do you leave treats out for Santa? If so, what kind do you leave? <BR> <BR> <em>495</em> I think we left homemade cookies for Santa when I was little. I knew my daughter had caught on to her dad taking the role of Santa when she wanted to leave out a Pepsi and a bologna sandwich. She said that was what dad liked to eat. tee hee <em>222</em> Mon, 12 Dec 2016 02:38:12 EST QOD: 12/10-11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65775723 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/00871f32-f53a-4201-9529-e57a2cd87a20.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Is a wreath part of your holiday decorations? What is it like? <BR> <BR> <em>460</em> I like to get a fresh one like the picture above. We have holly so I include some sprigs. Sat, 10 Dec 2016 21:19:26 EST QOD: 12/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65774876 Today is Dewey Decimal System Day, Nobel Peace Prize Day and Human Rights Day. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8e76fa01-68f6-4951-a1c1-b81eeef58f80.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Do you remember using the Dewey Decimal System at the library? <BR> <BR> I remember having to look up in the card index's at the library for certain titles. Brings back a lot of memories from my school days. <em>149</em> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2c5d0365-5831-43... Sat, 10 Dec 2016 17:45:09 EST WEEKLLY QUESTION DECEMBER 10th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x65772751 <em>38</em> <BR> Do you buy your pets Christmas presents? <BR> Sat, 10 Dec 2016 11:09:05 EST QOD: 12/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65765088 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/65ea9c8d-1f25-4c4e-8966-dd3428487165.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Have you created snow people (sculptures)? What were they like? <BR> <BR> <em>444</em> It doesn't snow a lot where I live. (actually it did snow today). When it does snow I'm one of the people who is out there playing in it. I remember rolling up the balls to build the snow person and they got so big I could hardly lift the top one on for the head. My last snow sculpt... Fri, 9 Dec 2016 03:51:50 EST December A to Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10470x31050x65759804 A - angels Thu, 8 Dec 2016 09:30:23 EST QOD: 12/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65751726 Today is Letter Writing Day. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/cc0042e9-23c1-4b0f-b04a-534202cd3322.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Do you write any letter's by hand these days? I write a little note in cards I send to friends but I usually write actual letters to anyone. My grandpa used to always send a hand written letter in the Christmas cards he'd send out. I will miss that this year but I still have many of the letter's he's written over the years. I think I'll go through a... Wed, 7 Dec 2016 03:52:44 EST Winter Images http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10470x31050x65749478 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/08355f36-eb3e-49fd-a57a-19178b1965c1.jpg"> Tue, 6 Dec 2016 18:08:33 EST December Birthdays & Team News http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65739277 There doesn't seem to be any birthdays for the month of December. However If I missed anyone's special day, please let me know so we can be sure to celebrate with you! <em>334</em> Mon, 5 Dec 2016 07:57:16 EST QOD: 12/4-5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65732218 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/daab6dca-dda8-4bf5-b920-00780a8b9035.png"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> St. Nicholas Day is Dec. 6th. Have you or anyone you know celebrated this tradition? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1918208d-26d8-4dc9-843d-cc666850d197.jpg"> <BR> <BR> A friend has a St. Nicholas costume. He dresses up, bringing these cookies to the children at churches and telling the story of the kindness and generosity of this man who gave... Sun, 4 Dec 2016 04:29:48 EST SATURDAY WEEKLY QUESTION DECEMBER 3rd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x65728502 <em>38</em> <em>446</em> <BR> What are you looking forward to most this Christmas? Sat, 3 Dec 2016 12:19:07 EST QOD: 12/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x65726230 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8b2f3ab2-c87d-4a44-a0ba-0464848b8e32.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What is one of the things you have accomplished that was on your list for this year? <BR> <BR> <em>314</em> I joined the YMCA. They have great adaptive exercise classes and equipment. Yay for me. <em>237</em> Sat, 3 Dec 2016 04:37:37 EST WEEK 4 CHALLENGES - ROSY REINDEER http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x65723438 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>207</em> Review and reflect <em>8</em> <BR> End of the year is here, most people have fallen away from their goals and healthy lifestyle. Our challenge for this month is to make sure that we are still incorporating... Fri, 2 Dec 2016 16:05:01 EST WEEK 4 CHALLENGES - SHINING STARS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x65723436 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>207</em> Review and reflect <em>8</em> <BR> End of the year is here, most people have fallen away from their goals and healthy lifestyle. Our challenge for this month is to make sure that we are still incorporating... Fri, 2 Dec 2016 16:04:27 EST WEEK 3 CHALLENGES - ROSY REINDEER http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x65723430 <BR> REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>207</em> Review and reflect <em>8</em> <BR> End of the year is here, most people have fallen away from their goals and healthy lifestyle. Our challenge for this month is to make sure that we are still incorpo... Fri, 2 Dec 2016 16:03:30 EST WEEK 3 CHALLENGES - SHINING STARS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x65723425 <BR> <BR> REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>207</em> Review and reflect <em>8</em> <BR> End of the year is here, most people have fallen away from their goals and healthy lifestyle. Our challenge for this month is to make sure that we are still i... Fri, 2 Dec 2016 16:02:30 EST