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: 3/4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60830122 When was the last time you "felt your age"? <BR> <BR> Today, as I got very little sleep last night and had a bunch of errands to run in town. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 23:48:10 EST QOD: 3/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60820553 What was your wake up call to want to lose weight? <BR> <BR> When my size 12 jeans were getting too tight. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 02:19:40 EST QOD: 3/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60808760 Share a goal you plan on working towards in March! <BR> <BR> To get to bed earlier so that I can get at least 7 hours of sleep in. Mon, 2 Mar 2015 01:44:09 EST Tapping Tulips Week 4 Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x60808582 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <em>362</em> MARCH FOCUS: STRENGTH TRAINING <em>320</em> <BR> Nothing better than strong, lean muscles! This month we will work on adding Strength to our fitness plans. Add Strength to this month's goals. Do at least 10 mins 2 times... Mon, 2 Mar 2015 01:01:32 EST Dancing Daffodils Week 4 Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x60808577 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <em>362</em> MARCH FOCUS: STRENGTH TRAINING <em>320</em> <BR> Nothing better than strong, lean muscles! This month we will work on adding Strength to our fitness plans. Add Strength to this month's goals. Do at least 10 mins 2 times... Mon, 2 Mar 2015 01:01:01 EST Tapping Tulips Week 3 Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x60808573 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <em>362</em> MARCH FOCUS: STRENGTH TRAINING <em>320</em> <BR> Nothing better than strong, lean muscles! This month we will work on adding Strength to our fitness plans. Add Strength to this month's goals. Do at least 10 mins 2 times... Mon, 2 Mar 2015 01:00:01 EST Dancing Daffodils Week 3 Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x60808567 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <em>362</em> MARCH FOCUS: STRENGTH TRAINING <em>320</em> <BR> Nothing better than strong, lean muscles! This month we will work on adding Strength to our fitness plans. Add Strength to this month's goals. Do at least 10 mins 2 times... Mon, 2 Mar 2015 00:59:29 EST Tapping Tulips Week 2 Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x60808560 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <em>362</em> MARCH FOCUS: STRENGTH TRAINING <em>320</em> <BR> Nothing better than strong, lean muscles! This month we will work on adding Strength to our fitness plans. Add Strength to this month's goals. Do at least 10 mins 2... Mon, 2 Mar 2015 00:58:29 EST Dancing Daffodils Week 2 Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x60808556 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <em>362</em> MARCH FOCUS: STRENGTH TRAINING <em>320</em> <BR> Nothing better than strong, lean muscles! This month we will work on adding Strength to our fitness plans. Add Strength to this month's goals. Do at least 10 mins 2... Mon, 2 Mar 2015 00:57:52 EST TAPPING TULIPS WEEK 1 CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x60802715 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> NOTE: Week One has more BONUS POINTS than the other weeks will. <BR> <BR> NOTE ABOUT BONUS A — ADDING YOUR NAME TO YOUR SIGNATURE LINE: If we’re going to be friends and support each other for the next month, we should know each o... Sun, 1 Mar 2015 12:55:41 EST DANCING DAFFODILS WEEK 1 CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x60802709 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> NOTE: Week One has more BONUS POINTS than the other weeks will. <BR> <BR> NOTE ABOUT BONUS A — ADDING YOUR NAME TO YOUR SIGNATURE LINE: If we’re going to be friends and support each other for the next month, we should know each o... Sun, 1 Mar 2015 12:55:02 EST QOW: 2/28 & 3/1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60790004 What is something you are super picky about? <BR> <BR> I'm picky about my friends, clutter, bad spelling, probably others but that's all that I can think of. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 05:15:53 EST QOD: 2/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60780342 Can you even believe February is ending tomorrow? Yikes! What was a highlight from your month? <BR> <BR> Doing the D-Burn (see last blog) and feeling relief from all of my digestion problems and playing around with my tablet/electronic sketch pad to try my hand at doing some digital artwork. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 05:01:04 EST QOD: 2/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60760717 What do you do just to help you "feel good"? <BR> <BR> Snuggling/cuddling with my hubby, watch a funny movie or an old movie that I really like, go for a walk, read a book, listen to music or dance or some combination of all of them. lol Wed, 25 Feb 2015 04:31:28 EST QOD: 2/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60750745 Is there music you can't stop thinking of right now? <BR> <BR> Yes, the music for one level of the video game I'm making. Spending lots of time fixing bugs with the game. :) Tue, 24 Feb 2015 03:47:32 EST February A to Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10470x31050x60740035 All about love Mon, 23 Feb 2015 03:02:53 EST QOD: 2/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60740000 Any sweet moments of bliss, joy, success, connection, gratitude over the weekend? <BR> <BR> Grateful to have a warm home to live in, the temps rose enough to start to melt the snow and ice. One last thing I'm grateful for is indoor plumbing! I'm glad I don't have to go outside to an outhouse to relieve myself. <em>246</em> I feel for the dogs and cats that have to go outside to do their business. <em>211</em> Mon, 23 Feb 2015 02:52:43 EST Saturday Feb 21st weekly question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x60724980 as it is the Oscars this weekend <BR> what is your favourite movie? Sat, 21 Feb 2015 11:52:21 EST QOW: 2/21 & 2/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60721747 How do you get your news? <BR> <BR> We watch a podcast of the news on our iPad while we eat breakfast. We get tweets from BBC News and Reuters too. Sat, 21 Feb 2015 00:53:24 EST QOD: 2/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60702532 Thunderstorms - love 'em or hate 'em? <BR> <BR> I like thunderstorms but the thunder when it's really loud scares me a bit. I love to look at chain lightning though. It's so cool! Thu, 19 Feb 2015 03:26:53 EST QOD: 2/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60692245 What is one thing you are looking forward to when it gets warmer out? <BR> <BR> Just walking outside and just being outside more. Wed, 18 Feb 2015 02:33:53 EST QOD: 2/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60672092 Now that we have our table. List your guest and you can ask each person ONE question. What will it be? <BR> <BR> I will be posting mine in a separate reply. Mon, 16 Feb 2015 03:18:55 EST QOD: 2/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60662634 Ok, last two seats at the table are Wild Card - time to fit in people who didn't fit into the other categories or that you just have too many. Who get's your last two chairs? <BR> <BR> 9) Michio Kaku - a physicist I admire <BR> 10) Haylie Pomroy - the author of the Fast Metabolism Diet Sun, 15 Feb 2015 02:28:41 EST Saturday Feb 14th weekly question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x60655358 if you were a car what you be? <BR> 1 old and reliable, comfy no need for change <BR> 2 a big 4 wheel drive, bold , do not care what anyone thinks <BR> 3 small and sporty you like to pose and show off <BR> 4 you feel ready for scrap heap! Sat, 14 Feb 2015 08:00:32 EST QOD: 2/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60645576 We are getting there - next two seats are for religious/spiritual people. Just remember if they speak to you on a spiritual level - it counts. So who gets your seats? <BR> <BR> 7) Lao Tzu (Laozi), writer of the Tao Te Ching <BR> 8) - Imhotep, Egyptian priest and builder of the First Dynasty. The Egyptian Book of the Dead fascinates me. Fri, 13 Feb 2015 04:02:02 EST QOD: 2/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60635549 Over half done! Today's two seats are going to men and women of science. Who are you inviting? <BR> <BR> This one is hard for me because I'm a big science buff but I'll go with <BR> <BR> 5) Billy Nye or Neil DeGrasse Tyson or Stephen Hawking (can't decide) <BR> 6) Madame Curie (Marie Curie) or Ada Lovelace Thu, 12 Feb 2015 02:39:37 EST QOD: 2/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60631869 Next two seats at our table need to be people from entertainment. Actors, writers, artists - who are you inviting? <BR> <BR> 3. Stieg Larsson <BR> 4. Robin Williams Wed, 11 Feb 2015 17:43:26 EST QOD: 2/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60615459 We are having a dinner party. First two people on the guest list need to be political figures (living or dead - doesn't matter). <BR> <BR> 1, Malala Usafzai <BR> 2. Margaret Thatcher <BR> Tue, 10 Feb 2015 04:06:52 EST QOD: 2/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60604313 What is your favorite show(s) right now? <BR> <BR> Downtown Abbey, The Americans and Under The Dome Mon, 9 Feb 2015 01:56:31 EST ABC ~ I am... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10470x31050x60596459 A ~ always trying to make better choices Sun, 8 Feb 2015 09:05:48 EST weekly question Feb 7th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x60586407 are you glass half full or a glass half empty kind of person ? Sat, 7 Feb 2015 07:41:13 EST QOW: 2/7 & 2/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60585537 What do you like to do that others might think are a bit crazy/odd? <BR> <BR> When compared to the people who live in my area... EVERYTHING I do is odd or weird. If you're not into hunting, fishing, country music or football... and I'm not... then you're weird. <BR> <BR> I love to go to rock concerts, listen to & dance to rock music, watch horror movies/tv shows/cartoons (the creepier the better), and frequent sparkpeople. None of that is what the "normal" people around here like or do. <... Sat, 7 Feb 2015 02:11:54 EST QOD: 2/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60565964 What are some things you use to keep yourself accountable? <BR> <BR> Mostly SP that and I have a schedule for my workouts to do each day. Thu, 5 Feb 2015 03:44:20 EST QOD: 2/4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60555361 I know this is a stretch for some of us, but what do you LIKE about winter? <BR> <BR> I like to look at the snow when it's falling, the snow is really pretty when the trees and ground are covered, I like warm sweaters and pretty sweaters too. <BR> <BR> Wed, 4 Feb 2015 01:48:49 EST QOD: 2/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60544432 What is your go to snack? <BR> <BR> Fruit, sometimes turkey jerky, nuts or carrots dipped in hummus. Tue, 3 Feb 2015 02:18:53 EST QOD: 2/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60533600 Do you consider yourself organized? <BR> <BR> On most things I would say yes. Is my desk organized though? Partially <em>246</em> <em>334</em> Mon, 2 Feb 2015 07:39:43 EST February discussion http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60525941 Valentines day, do you celebrate ? or is it just another tradition best forgotten Sun, 1 Feb 2015 12:55:50 EST FEBRUARY 2015 A&I TEAM NEWS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60522167 Below are the A&I members who are celebrating <em>236</em> their birthdays this month. Show your A&I Team Spirit <em>321</em> <em>215</em> by visiting their page to wish them a <em>383</em> ! <BR> <em>227</em> <em>303</em> DON’T POST A REPLY. Instead, give them a goody or post a comment on their page. <BR> <BR> 02— WRKNG2ABTTRME– <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=-W<BR>RKNG2ABTTRME- </link> <BR> 03—GOLDDUSTTWIN– <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=GO<BR>LDDUST... Sun, 1 Feb 2015 04:38:05 EST VICTORIOUS VALENTINES WEEK 4 BSG CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x60519968 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <em>312</em> FEBRUARY’S FOCUS: CARDIO <em>318</em> <BR> <BR> February is the month of the heart! We need to have a strong heart to keep going in life. This month is all about cardio! Include cardio in your goals this month. G... Sat, 31 Jan 2015 21:36:15 EST HAPPY HEARTS WEEK 4 BSG CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x60519962 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <em>312</em> FEBRUARY’S FOCUS: CARDIO <em>318</em> <BR> <BR> February is the month of the heart! We need to have a strong heart to keep going in life. This month is all about cardio! Include cardio in your goals this month. G... Sat, 31 Jan 2015 21:35:40 EST VICTORIOUS VALENTINES WEEK 3 BSG CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x60519905 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> emoticon FEBRUARY’S FOCUS: CARDIO emoticon <BR> <BR> February is the month of the heart! We need to have a strong heart to keep going in life. This month is all about cardio! Include cardio in your goals this month. Get at leas... Sat, 31 Jan 2015 21:27:15 EST HAPPY HEARTS WEEK 3 BSG CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x60519892 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <em>312</em> FEBRUARY’S FOCUS: CARDIO <em>318</em> <BR> <BR> February is the month of the heart! We need to have a strong heart to keep going in life. This month is all about cardio! Include cardio in your goals this month. G... Sat, 31 Jan 2015 21:25:05 EST VICTORIOUS VALENTINES WEEK 2 BSG CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x60519821 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <em>312</em> FEBRUARY’S FOCUS: CARDIO <em>318</em> <BR> <BR> February is the month of the heart! We need to have a strong heart to keep going in life. This month is all about cardio! Include cardio in your goals this month. G... Sat, 31 Jan 2015 21:17:44 EST HAPPY HEARTS WEEK 2 BSG CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x60519790 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <em>312</em> FEBRUARY’S FOCUS: CARDIO <em>318</em> <BR> <BR> February is the month of the heart! We need to have a strong heart to keep going in life. This month is all about cardio! Include cardio in your goals this month. G... Sat, 31 Jan 2015 21:14:43 EST VICTORIOUS VALENTINES WEEK 1 BSG CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x60519758 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> NOTE: Week One has more BONUS POINTS than the other weeks will. <BR> NOTE ABOUT BONUS A — ADDING YOUR NAME TO YOUR SIGNATURE LINE: If we’re going to be friends and support each other for the next month, we should know each other’s nam... Sat, 31 Jan 2015 21:11:21 EST HAPPY HEARTS WEEK 1 BSG CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x60519730 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> NOTE: Week One has more BONUS POINTS than the other weeks will. <BR> NOTE ABOUT BONUS A — ADDING YOUR NAME TO YOUR SIGNATURE LINE: If we’re going to be friends and support each other for the next month, we should know each other’s names... Sat, 31 Jan 2015 21:07:55 EST VICTORIOUS VALENTINES BSG CHAT ROOM http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x60519671 VICTORIOUS VALENTINES FEBRUARY BSG CHAT ROOM <BR> <BR> Welcome VICTORIOUS VALENTINES To your chat room! <BR> <BR> Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. <BR> HELPFUL TIP: A little trick that makes it easier to reply to individual members’ posts is to use Notepad or WordPad. Restore down your screen (i.e., make it smaller and to the left or right) then, as you are reading the posts, type my response in one of those by using Name, xxx (also save it so y... Sat, 31 Jan 2015 21:01:34 EST HAPPY HEARTS BSG CHAT ROOM http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x60519573 HAPPY HEARTS FEBRUARY BSG CHAT ROOM <BR> <BR> Welcome HAPPY HEARTS o your chat room! <BR> <BR> Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. <BR> HELPFUL TIP: A little trick that makes it easier to reply to individual members’ posts is to use Notepad or WordPad. Restore down your screen (i.e., make it smaller and to the left or right) then, as you are reading the posts, type my response in one of those by using Name, xxx (also save it so you don’t lose anyth... Sat, 31 Jan 2015 20:50:20 EST ???? FEBRUARY BSG CHALLENGE ???? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18195x31050x60519507 QUESTIONS ABOUT THE FEBRUARY BSG CHALLENGE <BR> <BR> Post any questions about the FEBRUARY BSG CHALLENGE here if you can't get your question answered in your team's chat and I or one of your other Team Leaders will post a reply as soon as possible! <BR> <BR> Do not send your question via spark-mail! Others may have the same question, so by posting your question here it will help everyone. <BR> Sat, 31 Jan 2015 20:41:38 EST FEBRUARY BSG TEAMS & LINKS TO MEMBERS' PAGES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18195x31050x60519472 VICTORIOUS VALENTINES <BR> Linda - <link> http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=A<BR>T49THISIS4ME </link> <BR> Nancy - <link> http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=-<BR>WRKNG2ABTTRME- </link> <BR> Debi - <link> http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=D<BR>EBI160NOW </link> <BR> Jen - <link> http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=S<BR>TEPBYSTEP1955 </link> <BR> CJ - <link> http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=C<BR>JWORDPLAY </link> <BR> Sheila - <link> http://... Sat, 31 Jan 2015 20:37:46 EST weekly question sat. 31st Jan http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x60512620 which do you prefer hot weather or cold? Sat, 31 Jan 2015 07:40:40 EST QOW: (Question Of the Weekend) 1/31 - 2/1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60511826 What is your favorite piece of exercise equipment? <BR> <BR> I like treadmills but don't own one. I love the computer in our exercise room so that I can choose from tons of free YouTube exercise videos. Jessica Smith and Fitness Blenders are definitely two of my favorites I also like it so I can use my exercise dvd's in there too. I also like the exercise ball. I'd love to have a recumbent exercise bike though. Sat, 31 Jan 2015 02:42:37 EST QOD: 1/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60501969 What do you usually do when you're not feeling well? <BR> <BR> Try to get over it as quickly as I can. <em>246</em> Seriously though, if I'm not feeling that bad I just push on doing what I normally do and hope it doesn't get any worse. Otherwise, if it's pretty bad I don't push myself to do anymore than I absolutely have to do. I don't exercise and usually just sit on the and watch tv or sleep if I'm not working or making food. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 04:30:20 EST QOD: 1/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60491449 Do you have any "pet peeves"? I'm talking about little things that just annoy you even though they are generally harmless. <BR> <BR> The misuse of your and you're, there, their, and they're, our and are, ... to me the differences are plain, still, I'm not really THAT anal about it... I don't offer corrections as one time I re-read something I wrote and I misused "your" once! LOL! I quickly corrected and I just stew quietly when I see these errors. :) The best one ever that made me very irked... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 01:57:00 EST QOD: 1/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60480729 Are you a girly girl or a tom boy? <BR> <BR> While I don't put on lipstick everyday because I don't leave the house everyday since I work from home but if I'm going to the store I put on a little bit of makeup. However, I'm not afraid to get dirty. I love to get my hands dirty when gardening, etc. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 02:15:30 EST QOD: 1/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60470366 Share something that always puts a smile on your face. <BR> <BR> My hubby usually but also my feathered puppies (a.k.a. cockatiels). They are as smart as a 3 or 4 year old. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 06:28:08 EST QOD: 1/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60457905 What is your favorite "comfy" outfit? <BR> <BR> Warm soft jammies in the winter and in the summer short & a t-shirt. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 02:11:14 EST Sign Up for February 2015 BSG Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18195x31050x60441403 SIGN UP for the FEBRUARY 2015 BUDDY SUPPORT GROUP CHALLENGE! <BR> <BR> It’s time to sign up for the FEBRUARY BUDDY SUPPORT GROUP (BSG) CHALLENGE! <BR> <BR> <em>312</em> FEBRUARY’S FOCUS: CARDIO <em>318</em> <BR> <BR> February is the month of the heart! We need to have a strong heart to keep going in life. This <BR> <BR> month is all about cardio! Include cardio in your goals this month. Get at least 10 mins per day 5 days per week. <BR> <BR> WHAT IS A BUDDY SUPPORT GROUP (BSG) CHALL... Sat, 24 Jan 2015 13:32:07 EST saturday 24th January weekly question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x60438276 a dilemma this week <BR> you weigh your self you find you have lost a lot of weight. do you, <BR> A think that is great and just carry on <BR> B reach for the cookie jar in celebration <BR> C think to yourself if I make a few more changes I may lose more next time Sat, 24 Jan 2015 08:16:59 EST QOW: (Question Of the Weekend) 1/24 - 1/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60437269 Share something fun that you wish you could do more often. <BR> <BR> Canoeing in the summer and traveling to see family/friends Sat, 24 Jan 2015 02:54:47 EST QOD: 1/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60415799 Is there a color that just "makes you happy"? <BR> <BR> Red is probably my favorite color but I really like so many different colors that I can't really say that any one color makes me happy. Thu, 22 Jan 2015 01:27:41 EST QOD: 1/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60404409 What is your favorite smell? <BR> <BR> Puppy breath, lavender and tea roses because they remind me of my MIL. Wed, 21 Jan 2015 01:41:35 EST QOD: 1/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60392595 What is your favorite part of living healthy? <BR> <BR> I love being eating yummy foods that aren't bad for me. <BR> I love feeling better about myself and more confident in whatever I do. <BR> I like to look at myself in the mirror and not want to turn away because I didn't like how I looked. <BR> I love being able to move easier and not get winded so easily. <BR> I love being on an eating plan that works for me and where I don't have to count calories. Tue, 20 Jan 2015 01:07:55 EST QOD: 1/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60380772 If you had one hour to do anything you want, what would you do? <BR> <BR> I'd be on a beach somewhere warm like Hawaii and getting a massage. <em>211</em> <em>218</em> <em>47</em> Mon, 19 Jan 2015 04:21:56 EST saturday Jan 17 weekly question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x60361439 the old saying <BR> eat like a king at breakfast <BR> a prince at lunch <BR> and like a pauper at dinner <BR> do you think this piratical today Sat, 17 Jan 2015 09:24:50 EST QOW: (Question Of the Weekend) 1/17 - 1/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60359574 Is there anything you eat regularly now that you would have never eaten before your "lifestyle" change? <BR> <BR> Hummus and fresh baby spinach. Sat, 17 Jan 2015 03:33:38 EST QOD: 1/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60348404 How often do you revamp your goals? <BR> <BR> At least once a year. Depending upon how the year is going it might be more often than that. Fri, 16 Jan 2015 02:08:54 EST Word Association http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10470x31050x60342550 Easy game ... post the first word that comes to mind when you see the previous word. <BR> <BR> food Thu, 15 Jan 2015 14:37:02 EST QOD: 1/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60336580 What kind of "purse" do you carry? <BR> <BR> I had a small-ish pink leather purse that I used a lot and loved but now I have a generic tannish purse with a print on it. Need to get another kind of purse now though 'cause it's falling apart. I've seen some cute purses lately but they're more than I want to pay for a purse right now. Thu, 15 Jan 2015 01:11:50 EST QOD: 1/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60325394 Name some of your favorite personality traits that you feel you have! <BR> <BR> Honesty - I strive to always be honest. <BR> <BR> Loyalty - To a fault, but break my trust and you'll never get it back. <BR> <BR> Determination - Don't tell me I can't do something because I'll just prove you wrong or die trying. lol <BR> <BR> Some others are intelligence, creativity and compassion. Wed, 14 Jan 2015 03:37:11 EST QOD: 1/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60313981 What is your favorite non-domesticated (wild) animal? <BR> <BR> I don't know if I have just one favorite but I like hippo's (probably because my first stuffed toy I was given in the hospital when I was little was a stuffed hippo), elephants and dolphins. Tue, 13 Jan 2015 02:02:22 EST QOD: 1/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60300871 What will you commit to do today to move you towards your goals? <BR> <BR> I will commit to doing 1 PiYo exercise or at least 30 minutes of some sort of cardio, Mon, 12 Jan 2015 01:19:19 EST weekly question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x60291976 do you have a favourite workout song? Sun, 11 Jan 2015 10:20:12 EST QOW: (Question Of the Weekend) 1/10 - 1/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60277981 What kind of fresh flowers would you like to be surprised with? <BR> <BR> I would like a potted plant or bulbs or something like that that I can grow. Lilies (tiger lilies, daylilies,oriental lilies etc...) are my favorite flowers. Sat, 10 Jan 2015 00:58:19 EST QOD: 1/09 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60267318 What is something you do for "fun" now that you never would have done before making the "healthy change"? <BR> <BR> I go into a store looking to see if they have any clothes I like. I used to avoid buying new clothes unless I had to. To me this is fun! lol <BR> <BR> I do some pretty intense exercises too though that I never would have tried before. Fri, 9 Jan 2015 02:33:02 EST QOD: 1/08 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60255213 What is one goal you want to accomplish this year? <BR> <BR> To take off another 15 lbs. Thu, 8 Jan 2015 02:41:19 EST QOD: 1/07 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60243555 What is on your 2015 calendar? <BR> <BR> Nothing...I don't have a paper calendar. Wed, 7 Jan 2015 03:34:53 EST QOD: 1/06 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60231097 What food is your weakness? <BR> <BR> Sweets like pie or cake are definitely my big weakness. Tue, 6 Jan 2015 03:06:20 EST QOD: 1/05 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60218584 What is the next reward you have planned for yourself? How will you earn it? <BR> <BR> My next reward is smaller clothes and maybe some sort new exercise equipment like a medicine ball or something like that. Mon, 5 Jan 2015 06:02:34 EST QOD: 1/04 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60205562 Who is your biggest supporter in your journey to heath? <BR> <BR> That's hard because my hubby kind of was at first but not completely. He is one of my biggest supporters now. Other than that, I'd say my Spark Friends followed by my family. Sun, 4 Jan 2015 02:06:12 EST saturday 3rd question of the week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x60200595 are you superstitious? Sat, 3 Jan 2015 16:17:23 EST QOD: 1/03 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60194402 What is one thing about you, your Spark Friends don't know? <BR> <BR> I like almost all types of music, to dance, read, flowers, garden and oil paint. I like to learn new things and challenge myself physically and / or mentally. I had started to learn French at one point in time a couple of years ago and then after about a month or so I seemed to let it go by the wayside. I'd like to pick it up again sometime. Maybe I'll make that one of my goals for this year. Sat, 3 Jan 2015 02:32:41 EST January discussion http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60185378 do you make new year resolutions if you do how long do they last? Fri, 2 Jan 2015 09:54:08 EST QOD: 1/02 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60182779 What goals/resolutions have you set for January? <BR> <BR> My goal is to do some of the Burn eating programs from the author of the FMD, eat according to the FMD when I'm not doing those, try my new exercise DVD's, and take another 15 lbs off of my body. Fri, 2 Jan 2015 01:47:35 EST JANUARY 2015 A&I TEAM NEWS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60172149 Below are the A&I members who are celebrating <em>236</em> their birthdays this month. Show your A&I Team Spirit <em>321</em> <em>215</em> by visiting their page to wish them a <em>383</em> ! <BR> <em>227</em> <em>303</em> DON’T POST A REPLY. Instead, give them a goody or post a comment on their page. <BR> <BR> 01—48MYYEAR2014 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=48<BR>MYYEAR2014 </link> <BR> 01—FLUTE6GURL <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=FL<BR>UTE6GURL </link... Thu, 1 Jan 2015 03:47:13 EST Happy New Year! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60172092 Congratulations on making it through 2014! <BR> <BR> How will you start your new year? <BR> <BR> Taking it easy so that I can get over being sick and then as soon as I feel better start my new exercise DVD's. Thu, 1 Jan 2015 03:29:13 EST Penguins January Chat Room http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x60171859 PENGUINS JANUARY BSG CHAT ROOM <BR> <BR> Welcome PENGUINS to your chat room! <BR> <BR> Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. <BR> HELPFUL TIP: A little trick that makes it easier to reply to individual members’ posts is to use Notepad or WordPad. Restore down your screen (i.e., make it smaller and to the left or right) then, as you are reading the posts, type my response in one of those by using Name, xxx (also save it so you don’t lose anything; I’m... Thu, 1 Jan 2015 01:48:29 EST Snow Leopards January Chat Room http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x60171842 SNOW LEOPARD JANUARY BSG CHAT ROOM <BR> <BR> Welcome SNOW LEOPARDS o your chat room! <BR> <BR> Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. <BR> HELPFUL TIP: A little trick that makes it easier to reply to individual members’ posts is to use Notepad or WordPad. Restore down your screen (i.e., make it smaller and to the left or right) then, as you are reading the posts, type my response in one of those by using Name, xxx (also save it so you don’t lose anyth... Thu, 1 Jan 2015 01:44:18 EST Penguins Week Four Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x60171834 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> JANUARY’S THEME: GOAL SETTING <BR> Decide today that you are committed to your journey to a healthier you. This month your challenge is to take steps to make your life around you reflect your healthy lifestyle. Remove all the un... Thu, 1 Jan 2015 01:41:14 EST Snow Leopards Week Four Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x60171832 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> JANUARY’S THEME: GOAL SETTING <BR> Decide today that you are committed to your journey to a healthier you. This month your challenge is to take steps to make your life around you reflect your healthy lifestyle. Remove all the un... Thu, 1 Jan 2015 01:40:55 EST Penguins Week Three Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x60171831 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> JANUARY’S THEME: GOAL SETTING <BR> Decide today that you are committed to your journey to a healthier you. This month your challenge is to take steps to make your life around you reflect your healthy lifestyle. Remove all the un... Thu, 1 Jan 2015 01:39:48 EST Snow Leopards Week Three Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x60171830 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> JANUARY’S THEME: GOAL SETTING <BR> Decide today that you are committed to your journey to a healthier you. This month your challenge is to take steps to make your life around you reflect your healthy lifestyle. Remove all the un... Thu, 1 Jan 2015 01:39:29 EST Penguins Week Two Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x60171827 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> JANUARY’S THEME: GOAL SETTING <BR> Decide today that you are committed to your journey to a healthier you. This month your challenge is to take steps to make your life around you reflect your healthy lifestyle. Remove all the un... Thu, 1 Jan 2015 01:38:40 EST Snow Leopards Week Two Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x60171826 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> JANUARY’S THEME: GOAL SETTING <BR> Decide today that you are committed to your journey to a healthier you. This month your challenge is to take steps to make your life around you reflect your healthy lifestyle. Remove all the un... Thu, 1 Jan 2015 01:38:19 EST Penguins Week One Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x60171825 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> NOTE: Week One has more BONUS POINTS than the other weeks will. <BR> <BR> NOTE ABOUT BONUS A — ADDING YOUR NAME TO YOUR SIGNATURE LINE: If we’re going to be friends and support each other for the next month, we should know each... Thu, 1 Jan 2015 01:37:28 EST Snow Leopards Week One Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x60171822 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> NOTE: Week One has more BONUS POINTS than the other weeks will. <BR> <BR> NOTE ABOUT BONUS A — ADDING YOUR NAME TO YOUR SIGNATURE LINE: If we’re going to be friends and support each other for the next month, we should know each... Thu, 1 Jan 2015 01:37:04 EST JANUARY BSG TEAMS & LINKS TO MEMBERS' PAGES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18195x31050x60171788 Snow Leopards <BR> <BR> CJ - <link> http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=C<BR>JWORDPLAY </link> <BR> <BR> Lisa aka Kitten - <link> http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=I<BR>SAKITTEN </link> <BR> <BR> Donna - <link> http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=D<BR>BELLE39 </link> <BR> <BR> Linda - <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=AT<BR>49THISIS4ME </link> <BR> <BR> Barbie - <link> http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=B<BR>ARBIE176 </link> <BR> <BR> Lesle... Thu, 1 Jan 2015 01:26:38 EST ???? JANUARY BSG CHALLENGE ???? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18195x31050x60171733 QUESTIONS ABOUT THE JANUARY BSG CHALLENGE <BR> <BR> Post any questions about the JANUARY BSG CHALLENGE here if you can't get your question answered in your team's chat and I or one of your other Team Leaders will post a reply as soon as possible! <BR> <BR> Do not send your question via spark-mail! Others may have the same question, so by posting your question here it will help everyone. <BR> <BR> Barbie <BR> BSG Coordinator Thu, 1 Jan 2015 01:17:12 EST DECEMBER POINTS/FITNESS WINNERS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60170940 Listed below are the TOP 5 Winners for POINTS & FITNESS during the month of DECEMBER <BR> <em>242</em> <em>250</em> <em>243</em> <em>380</em> <BR> <BR> The Top 5 WINNERS of POINTS for DECEMBER <BR> 1). -WRKN2ABTTRME <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=-W<BR>RKNG2ABTTRME- </link> <BR> 2) STEPBYSTEP1955 <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=ST<BR>EPBYSTEP1955 </link> <BR> 3) CJWORDPLAY <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=CJ<BR>WORDPLAY </link> ... Wed, 31 Dec 2014 23:09:28 EST QOD: 12/31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60162010 Do you make New Year's Resolutions? If so, do you usually keep them or do they fall by the wayside after a few months. <BR> <BR> I don't make New Year Resolutions. I think it's better to make goals and put a plan in place as to how you want to achieve them for the upcoming year. Wed, 31 Dec 2014 01:18:46 EST QOD: 12/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60142595 What is one healthy habit you really stuck to this past year? <BR> <BR> Eating healthy according to the FMD. It has changed my life! Mon, 29 Dec 2014 02:22:53 EST QOD: 12/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60133169 What healthy habit would you like to be consistent with in 2014? <BR> <BR> I want to continue eating healthy according to the Fast Metabolism Diet. Sun, 28 Dec 2014 02:16:04 EST QOD: 12/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60124953 Hope everyone had a good day yesterday and the day before. Time to take this last week and reflect on the past year. <BR> <BR> What did you try in 2014 that was new? Did you like it? <BR> <BR> I tried the FMD and doing Jessica Smith exercise videos on YouTube. Yes, I liked both and plan to continue both the next year. Although, I will be trying something else in the way of exercise for a while to see how I like it. Sat, 27 Dec 2014 02:31:41 EST the last challenge of the year http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10470x31050x60120721 do not forget to thank Santa, Fri, 26 Dec 2014 14:14:15 EST Sign up for the JANUARY BSG CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18195x31050x60120198 Sign-Up FOR THE JANUARY BSG Challenge <BR> <BR> JANUARY BUDDY SUPPORT GROUP (BSG) CHALLENGE! <BR> <BR> It’s time to sign up for the JANUARY BUDDY SUPPORT GROUP (BSG) CHALLENGE! <BR> <BR> If you’re not familiar with what a “BUDDY SUPPORT GROUP CHALLENGE” is, visit the <BR> <BR> following thread: <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes<BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x532<BR>00305 </link> <BR> <BR> The challenge will run from SATURDAY, JANUARY 3 through FRIDAY, JANUA... Fri, 26 Dec 2014 13:02:57 EST QOD: 12/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60088232 Yesterday was the first day of winter and also the day with the shortest number of daylight hours. Does winter and less daylight hours affect you? <BR> <BR> I used to not mind winter so much when we lived in Colorado because the sky was rarely grey. Now that I live in the midwest the winter months usually mean grey skies. I don't like it and I do tend to get a little depressed. I hope someday we can move out to the western part of the U.S. Mon, 22 Dec 2014 02:56:14 EST december games week 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10470x31050x60073441 do not forget those letters to Santa. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 08:39:58 EST QOW: (Question Of the Weekend) 12/20 - 12/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60072079 Christmas is just a few days away now. Do you have all of your present bought and wrapped? Do you have your menu prepared if you are the one making the food? <BR> <BR> DH and I aren't exchanging gifts this year again because we'd rather spend the money on making improvements to our home. We bought my FIL's present but he's already left to spend Christmas in Colorado with my hubby's brother. I do have my menu prepared for the two of us. Pretty much similar to what we had for Thanksgiving.... Sat, 20 Dec 2014 01:55:18 EST QOD: 12/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60063676 Do you have a favorite dish that you make for the holidays each year? Fri, 19 Dec 2014 02:44:06 EST QOD: 12/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60055164 Santa's coming! Have you been naughty or nice to yourself this year? <BR> <BR> I must say that I think I've been really good to myself this year. Eating according to the Fast Metabolism Diet has changed a lot for me. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 03:30:19 EST QOD: 12/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60037194 What are your Christmas plans this year? <BR> <BR> My FIL is going out to Colorado for Christmas this year so it'll just be me and my hubby here alone. I suppose I'll probably fix what I would have fixed for Christmas dinner if my FIL was going to be here. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 02:35:47 EST QOD: 12/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60027790 Memories! Do you have a memory of a special gift you received as a child? <BR> <BR> I was in junior high school and wanted a Merlin electronic toy so badly. When I got it I was so ecstatically happy that year. I played with it for hours!! Mon, 15 Dec 2014 03:42:30 EST Christmas games week 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10470x31050x60023787 how many Christmas songs can you name with the word Christmas or santa in the title Sun, 14 Dec 2014 17:03:03 EST QOW: (Question Of the Weekend) 12/13 - 10/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60011229 When you shop for gifts, do you go off a list of "wants" or just from the heart? <BR> <BR> I usually go by "the heart" but sometimes I'll ask them for a list or give them a gift card. Sat, 13 Dec 2014 04:23:48 EST IMPORTANT READ for ALL MEMBERS NEW AND OLD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60008779 I suppose this is something we should have posted several months ago but didn't thinking that all members knew this but I suppose if you aren't a team leader you wouldn't know this. <BR> <BR> Remember when we'd give you a team spark goodie for your birthday and we'd do this for all members. We had to stop doing this because of changes to SparkPeople. A Spark Goodie can only be given to a member who has posted to the group at least 1 time within the last 30 days. You can post or reply to ano... Fri, 12 Dec 2014 19:34:55 EST QOD: 12/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x60002648 Have you ever received a silly/funny present that made you happy? <BR> <BR> My MIL gave me a package of black licorice gum in a little red cloth sack for Christmas. It said Merry Christmas on it or something like that but the black licorice gum was supposed to be lumps of coal. :) It was a joke from several years before that. I accidentally saw her present to me one time that she was supposed to be giving me for that Christmas and she told me then that I was a bad girl. lol Fri, 12 Dec 2014 02:55:56 EST QOD: 12/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x59994091 If you won the Lotto jackpot what are the top 5 things on your list of things you'd do? <BR> <BR> I don't play the Lotto. I feel like I could use that money for many other things besides that but if I did play and if I did win... <BR> <BR> I'd get a good lawyer! <BR> I'd move somewhere warm like California or maybe overseas and experience life over there <BR> Put money away so that I could make sure that hubby and I had medical insurance for the rest of our lives <BR> Buy a new practical ... Thu, 11 Dec 2014 03:09:47 EST QOD: 12/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x59984298 What are your favorite games? <BR> <BR> I like playing almost any board game and card games with other people.When it's just me though I like play video games when I get a chance. I like arcade style games, platform scrollers and adventure games. Wed, 10 Dec 2014 02:50:42 EST QOD: 12/09 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x59975477 What is the last thing you did that you were proud of? <BR> <BR> Taking a chance on eating according to the Fast Metabolism and not cheating. Tue, 9 Dec 2014 04:44:37 EST Christmas challenge week two http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10470x31050x59966524 name Santa's reindeer's one at a time Mon, 8 Dec 2014 07:51:09 EST QOD: 12/08 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x59965504 What stuff is on your wish list this winter holiday season? <BR> <BR> I need clothes that fit me especially bras. I'd like a new blender that's really good at chopping up fruits and veggies and a food processor. Mon, 8 Dec 2014 03:06:56 EST QOD: 12/07 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x59956715 Sorry everyone...yesterday was just a super busy day and I didn't have the energy to post the question of the day. <BR> <BR> So, what did you do just for "FUN" this weekend? <BR> <BR> I played a new video game for a little while. Also worked a little on getting my Christmas cards done. Don't know if that's exactly fun but it was something I needed/wanted to do. Sun, 7 Dec 2014 04:44:18 EST QOD: 12/05 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x59940347 What charities do you donate to/support? <BR> <BR> I support the no kill animal shelter in our county. It's the only animal shelter in our county and I support it through smile.amazon.com and other donations to them as well. Fri, 5 Dec 2014 01:52:26 EST QOD: 12/04 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x59931465 Do you have a favorite holiday carol? <BR> <BR> Pretty much anything Bing Crosby sings but I also like Carol of the Bells. Thu, 4 Dec 2014 02:12:50 EST QOD: 12/03 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x59921949 Did you shop online Monday? Do you normally shop online? <BR> <BR> No, I didn't shop online on Monday because I think I'll be able to get greater deals closer to Christmas. <BR> <BR> Yes, we do lots of shopping online. Usually through Amazon, Vitacost (for most health foods) and sometimes Walmart. Wed, 3 Dec 2014 03:27:33 EST WEEK 4 — Sparkly Snowflakes December BSG Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x59921766 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <em>207</em> Review and reflect <em>8</em> <BR> End of the year is here, most people have fallen away from their goals and healthy lifestyle. Our challenge for this month is to make sure that we are still incorporating all t... Wed, 3 Dec 2014 01:11:04 EST WEEK 4 — Magic Mistletoe December BSG Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x59921764 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <em>207</em> Review and reflect <em>8</em> <BR> End of the year is here, most people have fallen away from their goals and healthy lifestyle. Our challenge for this month is to make sure that we are still incorporating all t... Wed, 3 Dec 2014 01:10:41 EST WEEK 3 — Sparkly Snowflakes December BSG Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x59921745 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <em>207</em> Review and reflect <em>8</em> <BR> End of the year is here, most people have fallen away from their goals and healthy lifestyle. Our challenge for this month is to make sure that we are still incorporating all t... Wed, 3 Dec 2014 01:04:23 EST WEEK 3 — Magic Mistletoe December BSG Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x59921738 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <em>207</em> Review and reflect <em>8</em> <BR> End of the year is here, most people have fallen away from their goals and healthy lifestyle. Our challenge for this month is to make sure that we are still incorporating all t... Wed, 3 Dec 2014 01:03:39 EST WEEK 2 — Sparkly Snowflakes December BSG Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x59921726 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <em>207</em> Review and reflect <em>8</em> <BR> End of the year is here, most people have fallen away from their goals and healthy lifestyle. Our challenge for this month is to make sure that we are still incorporating all t... Wed, 3 Dec 2014 00:59:35 EST WEEK 2 — Magic Mistletoe December BSG Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x59921724 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <em>207</em> Review and reflect <em>8</em> <BR> End of the year is here, most people have fallen away from their goals and healthy lifestyle. Our challenge for this month is to make sure that we are still incorporating all t... Wed, 3 Dec 2014 00:59:08 EST WEEK 1 — Sparkly Snowflakes December BSG Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x59921704 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <em>207</em> Review and reflect <em>8</em> <BR> End of the year is here, most people have fallen away from their goals and healthy lifestyle. Our challenge for this month is to make sure that we are still incorporating all t... Wed, 3 Dec 2014 00:55:31 EST WEEK 1 — Magic Mistletoe December BSG Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x59921701 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <em>207</em> Review and reflect <em>8</em> <BR> End of the year is here, most people have fallen away from their goals and healthy lifestyle. Our challenge for this month is to make sure that we are still incorporating all t... Wed, 3 Dec 2014 00:55:02 EST Sparkly Snowflakes DECEMBER BSG CHAT ROOM http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x59921572 Welcome Sparkly Snowflakes 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 many of yo... Wed, 3 Dec 2014 00:25:12 EST Magic Mistletoe DECEMBER BSG CHAT ROOM http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x59921568 Welcome Magic Mistletoe 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 many of you h... Wed, 3 Dec 2014 00:24:20 EST ???? DECEMBER BSG CHALLENGE ???? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18195x31050x59921519 QUESTIONS ABOUT THE DECEMBER BSG CHALLENGE <BR> <BR> Post any questions about the DECEMBER BSG CHALLENGE here if you can't get your question answered in your team's chat and I or one of your other Team Leaders will post a reply as soon as possible! <BR> <BR> Do not send your question via spark-mail! Others may have the same question, so by posting your question here it will help everyone. <BR> Wed, 3 Dec 2014 00:14:36 EST DECEMBER BSG TEAMS & LINKS TO MEMBERS' PAGES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18195x31050x59921509 <em>460</em> Magic Mistletoe <BR> <BR> CJWORDPLAY <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=CJ<BR>WORDPLAY </link> <BR> <BR> CATHYGETSFIT <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=CA<BR>THYGETSFIT </link> <BR> <BR> LWADE1963 <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=LW<BR>ADE1963 </link> <BR> <BR> ISAKITTEN <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=IS<BR>AKITTEN </link> <BR> <BR> ITSMESHE <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=IT<BR>SMESHE </link> <BR> <BR>... Wed, 3 Dec 2014 00:12:47 EST December games . week one http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10470x31050x59913179 lets see how many times we can get though this song before Christmas day <BR> on the first day of Christmas my true love sent to me ...... Tue, 2 Dec 2014 07:17:51 EST DECEMBER DISCUSSION http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x59913016 December, Christmas, when do your thoughts turn to Christmas preparations? <BR> do you have old family traditions? <BR> do you think Christmas has become too much, , too commercial and people trying to do better with than each other with their decorations Tue, 2 Dec 2014 06:55:23 EST DECEMBER 2014 A&I TEAM NEWS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x59911959 Below are the A&I members who are celebrating <em>236</em> their birthdays this week. Show your A&I Team Spirit <em>321</em> <em>215</em> by visiting their page to wish them a <em>383</em> ! <BR> <em>227</em> <em>303</em> DON’T POST A REPLY. Instead, give them a goody or post a comment on their page. <BR> <BR> 01—JEWELRYLOVER- <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=JE<BR>WELRYLOVER </link> <BR> 03—SHELTILOVEKY - <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=SH<BR>ELTILOVEKY ... Tue, 2 Dec 2014 01:34:55 EST QOD: 12/02 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x59911941 Do you send holiday cards? <BR> <BR> Yes, most of the time I do. It depends upon how tight money is. Mostly to family but some friends as well. Tue, 2 Dec 2014 01:31:17 EST QOD: 12/01 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x59901591 So what is your plan for December? <BR> <BR> Keep doing the FMD <BR> Take off another 5 lbs <BR> Exercise 5 days/week (2 days of cardio, 2 days of ST, 1 day of Yoga, Stretching or some other type of relaxing exercise). Mon, 1 Dec 2014 02:51:28 EST sunday 30th nov. question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x59895278 are you superstitions? Sun, 30 Nov 2014 11:23:39 EST QOD: 11/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x59892689 If you had leftovers from Thanksgiving have you eaten them all up or do you still have some? Or do you eat leftovers at all? <BR> <BR> We finished all of our leftovers last night. Three nights in a row was good and just the right amount. Sun, 30 Nov 2014 02:46:19 EST QOD: 11/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x59885062 Do you put up a tree? When do you do it? <BR> <BR> We have a good sized artificial tree but haven't put it up in several years. Our birds won't leave the wires to the lights alone and they like to try to nest in it too. Might try to put it up this year if I think I can get them to leave it alone. We don't have a specific day that we put one up if we put one up. Sat, 29 Nov 2014 03:14:24 EST QOD: 11/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x59878085 Well, it's Black Friday here in the US. Have you started your holiday shopping yet? <BR> <BR> I have part of my FIL's gift ordered. Should be here anyday now. I'm thinking of getting him one other thing. Still not sure if hubby and I are exchanging gifts this year. Most everything we want is for our home. We still have so much to do on it. Fri, 28 Nov 2014 02:49:02 EST QOD: Happy Thanksgiving! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x59871941 Good morning and Happy Thanksgiving to all! <BR> <BR> Instead of a question share a Thanksgiving wish for your fellow Sparkers! <BR> <BR> My Thanksgiving wish for you is that you can see the blessings in your life each and every day! Thu, 27 Nov 2014 04:42:01 EST Sign-Up FOR THE DECEMBER BSG Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18195x31050x59870462 DECEMBER BUDDY SUPPORT GROUP (BSG) CHALLENGE! <BR> <BR> It’s time to sign up for the DECEMBER BUDDY SUPPORT GROUP (BSG) CHALLENGE! <BR> <BR> <em>207</em> Review and reflect <em>8</em> <BR> End of the year is here, most people have fallen away from their goals and healthy lifestyle. Our challenge for this month is to make sure that we are still incorporating all the things we have learned this year. Review your goals and habits from this past year and make sure you are still on track t... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 21:35:45 EST QOD: 11/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x59863517 List 3 things that happened in the last year that you are Thankful for. <BR> <BR> 1. Finding out about the Fast Metabolism Diet <BR> 2. My hard work has gotten me from obese all the way down to 15 pounds away from my goal weight <BR> 3. Thanks to the Fast Metabolism Diet and the foot/ankle supports I wear I rarely have any arthritis pain in my feet and my bunion in my left is gone. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 02:13:04 EST QOD: 11/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x59854919 Do you have any tricks/tips on how to stay organized? <BR> <BR> I have virtual sticky notes on top of my computer background/wallpaper. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 04:09:11 EST QOD: 11/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x59845052 Do you have a song that really motivates you? <BR> <BR> Roar by Katie Perry is one of my favorites that motivates me. I have others but this one I think is the one that motivates me the most. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 03:51:15 EST Sunday question 23rd November http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x59841251 what is your phobia? <BR> do you have one? Sun, 23 Nov 2014 17:02:02 EST QOW: (Question Of the Weekend) 11/22 - 11/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x59828068 Do you have a favorite activity to do in the snow? <BR> <BR> I used to love to go sledding as a kid. Hubby loves to go skiing but hasn't done it in years. I tried it once as a kid and was okay at it. As an adult though I think it's fun to make a snowman if you get enough snow to make one. I think Buffalo, NY has plenty of snow to do that. <em>211</em> Sat, 22 Nov 2014 03:54:30 EST QOD: 11/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x59819424 Name three things you are grateful for: <BR> <BR> My home even though we still have a lot to do before it's finished. <BR> The business I own and work with my hubby <BR> The Fast Metabolism Diet Fri, 21 Nov 2014 04:07:01 EST QOD: 11 /20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x59810508 List 3 people you are truly thankful for. <BR> <BR> My hubby!! <BR> My FIL <BR> My family <BR> SparkFriends <BR> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 03:04:53 EST QOD: 11/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x59801450 What is one of your daily motivators? <BR> <BR> SparkPeople, spark friends and of course the SparkTeam's I am on. <em>334</em> Also, seeing the lbs come off each week or nearly every week and not wanting to go backwards. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 05:12:24 EST QOD: 11/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x59792074 What food are you looking forward to on Thanksgiving that you don't normally have? <BR> <BR> Probably the stuffing/dressing. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 03:23:13 EST QOD: 11/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x59781656 Do you have any Thanksgiving traditions you are looking forward to? <BR> <BR> No, most of the traditions went out the door when my MIL died. The only traditions are that we have my FIL over for Thanksgiving meal. Mon, 17 Nov 2014 01:38:42 EST QOW: (Question Of the Weekend) 11/15 - 11/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x59765577 Do you have a favorite meal/snack for when you come in out of the cold? <BR> <BR> I love steel cut oatmeal for breakfasts on really cold mornings and for supper I love a bowl of chili or soup of some kind. I recently made a pumpkin soup that a friend gave me the recipe for. It was really yummy!! <em>4</em> Sat, 15 Nov 2014 01:47:27 EST QOD: 11/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x59756078 What are your nicknames? Who uses them? <BR> <BR> My mom and sister call me Cat. My dad started it by being funny once and calling me Cat-the-Rat. :) After that he, my mom, and sister called me Cat. Mom still uses my full name at times. My MIL is the only one that has ever called me Cath. Hubby calls me honey, Cat, or sometimes Catnip. Lately he's been calling me skinny though since I've taken off so much weight. :) An older friend of ours called me Kate once. Fri, 14 Nov 2014 01:43:22 EST QOD: 11/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x59746539 What is your favorite motivational quote? <BR> <BR> I have so many favorite ones but these two are ones I have on my desk and monitor. <BR> <BR> Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try. <BR> <BR> "It's not WHO YOU ARE that holds you back, IT'S WHO YOU THINK YOU'RE NOT." ~Lana LaVie Thu, 13 Nov 2014 03:26:11 EST QOD: 11/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x59736873 Is there one exercise/video/training routine that you really look forward to? <BR> <BR> I love boxing but I haven't done it in quite a while. I love pretty much all of Jessica Smith's videos on YouTube too. Wed, 12 Nov 2014 02:30:20 EST QOD: 11/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x59726766 Happy Veterans day. Have you or anyone in your family served? <BR> <BR> My dad was in the army and I think my mom's brother was too. Not sure though, I just know that he was in the military.My nephew on hubby's side is currently in the Navy. <em>652</em> Tue, 11 Nov 2014 02:32:46 EST QOD: 11/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x59716462 When was the last time you were hospitalized? For what? <BR> <BR> Last month...I was trying to top off of a jicama over the compost bin with a not very sharp knife when the knife slipped and I cut my wrist. Thought I'd need stitches but I don't think the ER dr wanted to do it so she said I didn't need any. Yet a month later and it still bruises and swells when I lift weight. Before that it was September 16 2012 when I broke my femur. Mon, 10 Nov 2014 04:18:59 EST QOD: 11/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x59712049 What was the last reward you got for yourself? <BR> <BR> I bought a new smaller pair of jeans. Sun, 9 Nov 2014 16:19:39 EST sunday 9th november question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x59709289 do you get sick of the TV showing Christmas adverts too soon? Sun, 9 Nov 2014 10:10:39 EST QOD: 11/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x59698279 IF money, time and space was not a problem, what animal (animals) would you want as a pet? <BR> <BR> If time and money weren't an issue I'd love to have a teacup or mini dog of some kind. Already have 2 birds but wouldn't mind having another dog (especially if they lived a lot longer than they do), blue macaw, cat or pot belly pig. Sat, 8 Nov 2014 02:52:27 EST QOD: 11/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x59688591 What is your favorite hot herbal tea? Cold? <BR> <BR> I think peach tea and blueberry teas are my favorites either hot or cold. I also like peppermint tea. I don't drink much cold tea though. Fri, 7 Nov 2014 01:10:19 EST QOD: 11/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x59678754 You have a great day planned with outside fun and exercise. You wake up to a looming weatherman. The downpour outside has ducks hiding. How do you salvage your day? <BR> <BR> I will just find a Jessica Smith or Fitness Blender video to do on YouTube, walk around my home or do a Yoga video on YouTube. Thu, 6 Nov 2014 01:47:48 EST QOD: 11/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x59668214 What color is your winter coat? Hat and gloves and/or scarf - do they match? <BR> <BR> My coat is red but my mittens are kind of a beige color with a little black bow on them, my hat is navy blue and my scarf is black which I rarely wear and same with my hat. Wed, 5 Nov 2014 02:38:31 EST QOD: 11/4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x59658087 Do you plan to vote today? Do you think voting is important or do you think you're wasting your time by taking the time to vote? <BR> <BR> Yes, I plan to vote today and I think voting is an important part of being an American; especially being a female American. Many people have come before us to fight for our rights as Americans, in general, to vote. Many women fought long and hard for our right to vote. Tue, 4 Nov 2014 02:17:46 EST November A - Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10470x31050x59657861 Apple pie Tue, 4 Nov 2014 01:03:12 EST WEEK 4 — Yearning Yams November BSG Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x59656814 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <em>465</em> November Focus: Gratitude <em>429</em> <BR> This month is all about being grateful. This month's challenge is to post (daily if possible) something that you are grateful for. <BR> <BR> Here is your template to co... Mon, 3 Nov 2014 22:24:18 EST WEEK 4 — Turkey Trotters November BSG Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x59656812 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <em>465</em> November Focus: Gratitude <em>429</em> <BR> This month is all about being grateful. This month's challenge is to post (daily if possible) something that you are grateful for. <BR> <BR> Here is your template to co... Mon, 3 Nov 2014 22:24:00 EST WEEK 3 — Yearning Yams November BSG Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x59656805 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <em>465</em> November Focus: Gratitude <em>429</em> <BR> This month is all about being grateful. This month's challenge is to post (daily if possible) something that you are grateful for. <BR> <BR> Here is your template to co... Mon, 3 Nov 2014 22:23:19 EST WEEK 3 — Turkey Trotters November BSG Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x59656801 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <em>465</em> November Focus: Gratitude <em>429</em> <BR> This month is all about being grateful. This month's challenge is to post (daily if possible) something that you are grateful for. <BR> <BR> Here is your template to co... Mon, 3 Nov 2014 22:23:04 EST WEEK 2 — Yearning Yams November BSG Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x59656793 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <em>465</em> November Focus: Gratitude <em>429</em> <BR> This month is all about being grateful. This month's challenge is to post (daily if possible) something that you are grateful for. <BR> <BR> Here is your template to co... Mon, 3 Nov 2014 22:22:30 EST WEEK 2 — Turkey Trotters November BSG Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x59656789 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <em>465</em> November Focus: Gratitude <em>429</em> <BR> This month is all about being grateful. This month's challenge is to post (daily if possible) something that you are grateful for. <BR> <BR> Here is your template to co... Mon, 3 Nov 2014 22:22:16 EST WEEK 1 — Yearning Yams November BSG Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x59656684 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <em>465</em> November Focus: Gratitude <em>429</em> <BR> This month is all about being grateful. This month's challenge is to post (daily if possible) something that you are grateful for. <BR> <BR> NOTE: Week One has more BON... Mon, 3 Nov 2014 22:09:20 EST WEEK 1 — Turkey Trotters November BSG Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x59656682 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <em>465</em> November Focus: Gratitude <em>429</em> <BR> This month is all about being grateful. This month's challenge is to post (daily if possible) something that you are grateful for. <BR> <BR> NOTE: Week One has more BON... Mon, 3 Nov 2014 22:09:02 EST Yearning Yams NOVEMBER BSG CHAT ROOM http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x59656453 Welcome Yearning Yams 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 many of you ha... Mon, 3 Nov 2014 21:38:21 EST Turkey Trotters NOVEMBER BSG CHAT ROOM http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x59656448 Welcome Turkey Trotters 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 many of you h... Mon, 3 Nov 2014 21:37:55 EST ???? NOVEMBER BSG CHALLENGE ???? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18195x31050x59656405 QUESTIONS ABOUT THE NOVEMBER BSG CHALLENGE <BR> <BR> Post any questions about the NOVEMBER BSG CHALLENGE here if you can't get your question answered in your team's chat and I or one of your other Team Leaders will post a reply as soon as possible! <BR> <BR> Do not send your question via spark-mail! Others may have the same question, so by posting your question here it will help everyone. <BR> Mon, 3 Nov 2014 21:32:51 EST NOVEMBER BSG TEAMS & LINKS TO MEMBERS' PAGES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18195x31050x59656389 <em>429</em> Turkey Trotters <BR> <BR> BARBIEE52 <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=BA<BR>RBIEE52 </link> <BR> <BR> SIOBHANKNITS <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=SI<BR>OBHANKNITS </link> <BR> <BR> -WRKNG2ABTTRME- <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=-W<BR>RKNG2ABTTRME- </link> <BR> <BR> DBELLE39 <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=DB<BR>ELLE39 </link> <BR> <BR> CATHYGETSFIT <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=CA<BR>THYGETSFIT </l... Mon, 3 Nov 2014 21:30:50 EST November discussion http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x59647596 Thanksgiving, <BR> what does it mean for you personally Mon, 3 Nov 2014 06:18:38 EST QOD: 11/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x59646845 What is the best book you have read this year? <BR> <BR> I think it's the one I'm reading right now which is The Bourne Identity. Absolutely nothing like the movie. That's okay though because it's much better than the movie. Mon, 3 Nov 2014 01:09:44 EST NOVEMBER 2014 A&I TEAM NEWS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x59642762 Below are the A&I members who are celebrating <em>236</em> their birthdays this week. Show your A&I Team Spirit <em>321</em> <em>215</em> by visiting their page to wish them a <em>383</em> ! <BR> <em>227</em> <em>303</em> DON’T POST A REPLY. Instead, give them a goody or post a comment on their page. <BR> <BR> 01 - 1MIN17SECB412PM (Annie) <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?ID=1M<BR>IN17SECB412PM </link> <BR> 02 - DANCIN2ANEWME (Chelsea) <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myp... Sun, 2 Nov 2014 17:06:50 EST sunday nov 2nd question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x59637185 were you or are you a mummy`s girl or a daddies girl? Sun, 2 Nov 2014 06:39:20 EST QOD: 11/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x59636444 Describe your PERFECT day: <BR> <BR> Today. I am so blessed to be living the life of my dreams, and to be present for so many moments of joy, gratitude, and movement! I'm not far away from my goal weight and I feel better about everything. The only thing that could make it better is to have a little more money and to be living in my home state of Colorado again. Sun, 2 Nov 2014 01:41:03 EST QOD: 11/1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x59626631 Are you your own biggest supporter or biggest critic? <BR> <BR> Both at times but probably more critic than supporter. I have a hard time accepting praise/compliments. I tend to downplay any of my accomplishments. Sat, 1 Nov 2014 02:55:51 EST QOD: 10 /31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x59616757 Happy Halloween! Will you be doing anything special to celebrate today? <BR> <BR> Probably watch a ton of horror movies after I get some work done. <BR> <BR> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 03:02:13 EST QOD: 10 /2730 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x59607324 Fall means pumpkin flavored EVERYTHING. Do you have a favorite pumpkin treat you look forward to this time of year? <BR> <BR> I recently made a very yummy pumpkin soup and plan on making it again. <em>147</em> <em>4</em> My sister makes a pumpkin role that is very good, very sweet and very sinful. lol Thu, 30 Oct 2014 02:03:43 EST QOD: 10/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x59597585 What is something you like/enjoy that most people who know you in the flesh don't know about? Do you have an "out of persona" indulgence? <BR> <BR> I love listening to Frank Sinatra and 50's music. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 04:31:42 EST QOD: 10 /28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x59587347 What is one thing that always makes you feel better? <BR> <BR> Music, watching a good movie, reading, writing, exercising to relieve stress and feel better about myself. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 02:23:36 EST QOD: 10 /27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x59576600 What is your earliest clear memory? <BR> <BR> I think I was around 3 years old. It was my birthday and we were having a birthday party at our house. The neighbor kids that lived across the street came over. The boys were older than me but the girl was a year younger, I think, than me. The youngest son had to go to the bathroom and the bathroom was occupied. So he went outside and urinated next to the back steps that come out of the house. I remember thinking that something was wrong wi... Mon, 27 Oct 2014 03:30:33 EST QOD: 10 /26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x59567820 Do you have allergies? <BR> <BR> Yes, I have some sneezing from hay fever and my nose goes from runny to stuffed up all the time. Sun, 26 Oct 2014 02:53:34 EST saturday 25 oct. question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x59563406 this was a question debated on a programme I watch on tv I couldn't really answer it myself, what do you think <BR> is will power in our genes? or is it something you have work at Sat, 25 Oct 2014 15:36:26 EST QOD: 10/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x59558907 What is one of your favorite Fall meals for a chilly day? <BR> <BR> Chili or a healthy soup of some kind like pumpkin soup or something like that. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 02:30:32 EST Sign-Up FOR THE NOVEMBER BSG Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18195x31050x59552332 NOVEMBER BUDDY SUPPORT GROUP (BSG) CHALLENGE! <BR> <BR> It’s time to sign up for the NOVEMBER BUDDY SUPPORT GROUP (BSG) CHALLENGE! <BR> <BR> <em>465</em> November Focus: Gratitude <em>429</em> <BR> This month is all about being grateful. This month's challenge is to post (daily if possible) something that you are grateful for. <BR> <BR> If you’re not familiar with what a “BUDDY SUPPORT GROUP CHALLENGE” is, visit the following thread: <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team... Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:10:45 EST QOD: 10 /24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x59549106 Give 3 reasons you want to lose or maintain your weight loss. <BR> <BR> 1. I want to reduce the dosage of meds I will have to take for the rest of my life <BR> 2. I want to be able to ripe old age and be that "crazy" old lady. <BR> 3. I want to look good in anything I wear instead of thinking "yuck" and I want feel good about myself Fri, 24 Oct 2014 03:07:30 EST QOD: 10/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x59539372 Do you have a bedtime ritual that helps you sleep? <BR> <BR> I meditate in bed before going to sleep. It helps me to unwind and relax. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 03:42:39 EST QOD: 10/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x59529554 What is your favorite thing about yourself? <BR> <BR> My sense of humor and my determination Wed, 22 Oct 2014 03:01:16 EST Barbiee52 -------Mother passed away http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x59526003 I just saw where Barb's mother passed away, yesterday I believe. Please take the time to visit her page & leave her support & prayers during this time, as I know she is heartbroken. <BR> <BR> Here's the link to Barb's page: <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=BA<BR>RBIEE52 </link> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:00:47 EST QOD: 10 /21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x59519187 How have you "personalized" your work space? <BR> <BR> On my computer I have a bunch of Hello Kitty stickers attached to the front and side. It's a desktop computer so there's plenty of realty for that kind of stuff. On top of the computer case I also have some puffy stickers that were given to me from a Spark friend as well as a beanie baby cow, a beanie baby Pelican, and a beanie baby bumble bee. On my desk I have the memorial folder in a frame from my dad's memorial service as well as t... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 03:28:34 EST QOD:10/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x59508396 What do you like to do with your days off? <BR> <BR> I don't really have a day off owning a business like ours. When I do take some time off though I like to read, watch movies, learn something new, etc... Mon, 20 Oct 2014 06:18:38 EST QOW: (Question Of the Weekend) 10/18 - 10/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x59490353 What is your favorite/go to fruit? <BR> <BR> My favorite fruit are peaches when they are in season. Otherwise, I like mangoes, apples or plums. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 02:52:37 EST QOD: 10/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x59481023 What do you like to do to wake up? <BR> <BR> Drink my water and take my meds then make breakfast for the hubs and I. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 03:14:01 EST QOD: 10/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x59471122 What part of fall do you like most? <BR> <BR> I love all of the different apples available this time of year. I also love all of the squash that is in abundance. The array of colors on the trees this year are beautiful too. Of course I'd be remiss if I didn't mention one of my favorite holidays, Halloween, is in the fall. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 03:06:43 EST QOD: 10/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x59461168 Do you avoid standing up for yourself because you are afraid of confrontation? <BR> <BR> I don't like confrontation and will avoid it if I can. However, I will not let people walk all over me and use me as a door mat. That's not as easy to do when it comes to family though. Something I need to work on more. It's finding the right amount of diplomacy or whatever you want to call it so that I'm not looked at like I'm mean and looking down at someone. <em>24</em> Wed, 15 Oct 2014 04:17:51 EST QOD: 10/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x59450793 Did you ever get a gift that was "just perfect"? What's the story? <BR> <BR> I was really into oil painting. I had been taking Bob Ross style painting classes at Hobby Lobby. For Christmas he bought me a Bob Ross starter painting kit, easel and paint pallette. Tue, 14 Oct 2014 03:39:49 EST QOD: 10/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x59441085 What is on you computer wallpaper? <BR> <BR> Mine changes daily. I have the Bing desktop app and it changes my wallpaper every day. Today my wallpaper is Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park, Alberta, Canada Mon, 13 Oct 2014 06:15:03 EST QOD: 10/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x59431563 Three words to describe yourself: <BR> <BR> Independent, Strong, Silly Sun, 12 Oct 2014 03:09:52 EST saturday 11 weekly question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x59423690 do you or have ever had a nick name? Sat, 11 Oct 2014 08:20:33 EST QOD: 10/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x59422671 Do you have a special teacher in your memory? <BR> <BR> Yes, my kindergarten teacher Mrs. Petrey, 1st grade Mrs. Rickart and Ms. Katon, high school computer teacher but can't remember her name right now. Sat, 11 Oct 2014 02:10:16 EST QOD: 10/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x59420853 If you could choose one, which would it be: Personal Chef, Gardner, House Keeper? <BR> <BR> Hands down a housekeeper!!! Fri, 10 Oct 2014 20:23:18 EST QOD: 10/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x59403595 Do you know your astrological sign? Do you ever read your horoscope? <BR> <BR> In western astrology I'm a Leo and in Chinese astrology I'm a rooster. I think it's fun to read the horoscopes but I don't put any sort of faith in them. I just like to read them for fun/pleasure and nothing else. Thu, 9 Oct 2014 01:53:34 EST QOD: 10/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x59394008 Share one thing about yourself that the group might find surprising/would't know? <BR> <BR> I'm acrophobic/afraid of heights. Wed, 8 Oct 2014 05:46:27 EST QOD: 10/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x59382739 If you could have any car you wanted, what would you drive? <BR> <BR> I'd love to have one of those little Smart Cars. I'd paint it to look like a ladybug or a bumble bee. <em>334</em> Tue, 7 Oct 2014 01:25:43 EST QOD: 10/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x59371659 Name one food you just can't live without! <BR> <BR> Hmmm, that's a hard one for me. I'd probably have to say almond butter!! I LOVE almond butter! <em>4</em> Mon, 6 Oct 2014 03:38:06 EST WEEK 4 — Boo-tiful Bats October BSG Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x59357742 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <em>431</em> October Focus - Stretching & relaxation <em>414</em> <BR> The holiday months are coming again, sometimes we don't take the time to relax before we get so busy. This month the challenge is to take sometime everyda... Sat, 4 Oct 2014 16:43:26 EST WEEK 4 — Spooky Spiders October BSG Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x59357741 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <em>431</em> October Focus - Stretching & relaxation <em>414</em> <BR> The holiday months are coming again, sometimes we don't take the time to relax before we get so busy. This month the challenge is to take sometime everyda... Sat, 4 Oct 2014 16:43:07 EST WEEK 3 — Boo-tiful Bats October BSG Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x59357737 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <em>431</em> October Focus - Stretching & relaxation <em>414</em> <BR> The holiday months are coming again, sometimes we don't take the time to relax before we get so busy. This month the challenge is to take sometime everyda... Sat, 4 Oct 2014 16:42:28 EST WEEK 3 — Spooky Spiders October BSG Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x59357736 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <em>431</em> October Focus - Stretching & relaxation <em>414</em> <BR> The holiday months are coming again, sometimes we don't take the time to relax before we get so busy. This month the challenge is to take sometime everyda... Sat, 4 Oct 2014 16:42:13 EST WEEK 2 — Boo-tiful Bats October BSG Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x59357729 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <em>431</em> October Focus - Stretching & relaxation <em>414</em> <BR> The holiday months are coming again, sometimes we don't take the time to relax before we get so busy. This month the challenge is to take sometime everyda... Sat, 4 Oct 2014 16:41:06 EST WEEK 2 — Spooky Spiders October BSG Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x59357726 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <em>431</em> October Focus - Stretching & relaxation <em>414</em> <BR> The holiday months are coming again, sometimes we don't take the time to relax before we get so busy. This month the challenge is to take sometime everyda... Sat, 4 Oct 2014 16:40:50 EST WEEK 1 — Boo-tiful Bats October BSG Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x59357718 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <em>431</em> October Focus - Stretching & relaxation <em>414</em> <BR> The holiday months are coming again, sometimes we don't take the time to relax before we get so busy. This month the challenge is to take sometime everyda... Sat, 4 Oct 2014 16:39:39 EST WEEK 1 — Spooky Spiders October BSG Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x59357713 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <em>431</em> October Focus - Stretching & relaxation <em>414</em> <BR> The holiday months are coming again, sometimes we don't take the time to relax before we get so busy. This month the challenge is to take sometime everyda... Sat, 4 Oct 2014 16:39:21 EST Boo-tiful Bats OCTOBER BSG CHAT ROOM http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x59357509 Welcome Boo-tiful Bats to your chat room! <BR> <BR> <em>431</em> October Focus - Stretching & relaxation <em>414</em> <BR> The holiday months are coming again, sometimes we don't take the time to relax before we get so busy. This month the challenge is to take sometime everyday to relax. Meditate, stretch or do some yoga each day. <BR> <BR> Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. <BR> HELPFUL TIP: A little trick I learned that makes it easier to repl... Sat, 4 Oct 2014 16:05:12 EST Spooky Spiders OCTOBER BSG CHAT ROOM http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x59357504 Welcome Spooky Spiders to your chat room! <BR> <BR> <em>431</em> October Focus - Stretching & relaxation <em>414</em> <BR> The holiday months are coming again, sometimes we don't take the time to relax before we get so busy. This month the challenge is to take sometime everyday to relax. Meditate, stretch or do some yoga each day. <BR> <BR> Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. <BR> HELPFUL TIP: A little trick I learned that makes it easier to rep... Sat, 4 Oct 2014 16:04:39 EST OCTOBER BSG TEAMS & LINKS TO MEMBERS' PAGES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18195x31050x59357406 <em>420</em> Spooky Spiders <BR> <BR> STEPBYSTEP1955 <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=ST<BR>EPBYSTEP1955 </link> <BR> <BR> COLLEENCONQUERS <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=CO<BR>LLEENCONQUERS </link> <BR> <BR> BARBIE176 <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=BA<BR>RBIE176 </link> <BR> <BR> 48MYYEAR2014 <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=48<BR>MYYEAR2014 </link> <BR> <BR> CATHYGETSFIT <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=CA<BR>TH... Sat, 4 Oct 2014 15:48:07 EST ???? OCTOBER BSG CHALLENGE ???? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18195x31050x59357392 QUESTIONS ABOUT THE OCTOBER BSG CHALLENGE <BR> <BR> Post any questions about the OCTOBER BSG CHALLENGE here if you can't get your question answered in your team's chat and I or one of your other Team Leaders will post a reply as soon as possible! <BR> <BR> Do not send your question via spark-mail! Others may have the same question, so by posting your question here it will help everyone. Sat, 4 Oct 2014 15:46:20 EST saturday oct 4 question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x59353529 now the weather is getting colder do you find yourself eating more hearty soups and hot foods? Sat, 4 Oct 2014 08:21:40 EST QOW: 10/4 - 10/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x59352448 Are you an Early Bird or a Night Owl by nature? <BR> <BR> I am very much a night owl! Actually am usually up until the early morning hours. Been trying to break that habit but can't seem to. Sat, 4 Oct 2014 02:07:47 EST Decorate your page for Halloween Contest http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10470x31050x59347593 October is here and all of the great things that come with it like the cool fall air, the beautiful leaves, the pumpkins on the porches, and the smell of autumn! One of my favorite holidays is in October too! <BR> <BR> Change up your background, pics, etc. on your sparkpage to reflect your Halloween spirit! You can use past Halloween pics of your own, or pics from movies, etc. You can pick a theme and run with it - or use random pics of the season! <BR> <BR> Be creative and have fun! You ... Fri, 3 Oct 2014 15:00:40 EST OCTOBER DISCUSSION http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x59346065 as Halloween approaches are you looking forward to it or do you hide just in case the door bell goes with the trick and treat kids or do join in with it all? Fri, 3 Oct 2014 12:15:05 EST QOD: 10/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x59341554 What color dominates your closet? <BR> <BR> I love red and have several red tops but I'm beginning to explore other colors now that I've taken so much weight off. Fri, 3 Oct 2014 01:15:57 EST QOD: 10/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x59331684 What was your favorite subject in school? <BR> <BR> In grade school I liked math and spelling. In high school I loved math and English some. In college I learned to love science and math even more than before. Thu, 2 Oct 2014 06:58:13 EST October A - Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10470x31050x59328237 Apples - lots of varieties Wed, 1 Oct 2014 20:42:54 EST OCTOBER 2014 A&I TEAM NEWS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x59319258 Below are the A&I members who are celebrating <em>236</em> their birthdays this week. Show your A&I Team Spirit <em>321</em> <em>215</em> by visiting their page to wish them a <em>383</em> ! <BR> <em>227</em> <em>303</em> DON’T POST A REPLY. Instead, give them a goody or post a comment on their page. <BR> <BR> 01 – WATCHMEGO! - <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=WA<BR>TCHMEGO! </link> Wed, 1 Oct 2014 03:57:18 EST QOD:10/1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x59318734 What are some ways you "sneak" in extra movement during the day? <BR> <BR> I pace around the house a lot and I try to make sure I get up from my desk every 25 minutes and bounce a ball or pace or whatever. Wed, 1 Oct 2014 00:55:40 EST Survey on the BSG Challenges http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x59318718 1) What do you like about the BSG Challenges? <BR> <BR> 2) What don't you like about the BSG Challenges or think could be done better? <BR> <BR> 3) Is there something you would like to see in the BSG Challenges? <BR> <BR> We will take everything that is said here into consideration for future challenges. Wed, 1 Oct 2014 00:50:37 EST Sign-Up FOR THE OCTOBER BSG Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18195x31050x59317046 OCTOBER BUDDY SUPPORT GROUP (BSG) CHALLENGE! <BR> <BR> It’s time to sign up for the OCTOBER BUDDY SUPPORT GROUP (BSG) CHALLENGE! <BR> <BR> <em>431</em> October Focus - Stretching & relaxation <em>414</em> <BR> The holiday months are coming again, sometimes we don't take the time to relax before we get so busy. This month the challenge is to take sometime everyday to relax. Meditate, stretch or do some yoga each day. <BR> <BR> If you’re not familiar with what a “BUDDY SUPPORT GROUP C... Tue, 30 Sep 2014 21:36:38 EST QOD: 9/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x59308378 Do you have a favorite piece of comfy clothes? <BR> <BR> I have a hello kitty summer time pajama top and capri like bottoms. They don't fit me anymore though since I've taken off so much weight. <em>24</em> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 04:07:07 EST QOD: 9/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x59296827 What do you like to do "just for fun"? <BR> <BR> Read books, watch movies, go for a hike or walk with DH, play chess with DH, learn something like a foreign language or math or science. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 04:04:02 EST saturday 27 sep, weekly question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x59278868 do you cleanse, tone and moisturise daily or are you an old fashioned soap and water person? do you believe the age defying creams actually work? Sat, 27 Sep 2014 08:11:13 EST QOW: (Question Of the Weekend) 9/27 - 9/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x59277968 Do you embarrass easily? <BR> <BR> Not so much anymore. I use to get embarrassed easily over minor things but not anymore. Sat, 27 Sep 2014 04:28:57 EST QOD: 9/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x59267916 What do you do when you feel the urge to eat but you know you are not hungry? <BR> <BR> Drink a bunch of water and try to find something to occupy my hands, read, go for a walk. If nothing else I'll eat a vegetable like Jicama that's slightly sweet to help satisfy my sweet tooth. Fri, 26 Sep 2014 04:15:11 EST QOD: 9/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x59256794 Do you allow yourself an occasional indulgence? If so, what is your favorite indulgence? <BR> <BR> I do indulge from time to time but mostly just on special occasions. Usually it's something like a beer or something sweet. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 01:30:09 EST QOD: 9/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x59246139 What is something that scares you? <BR> <BR> I'm not really scared of anything either. I am not fond of heights. I do have a healthy respect for anything that could harm me and therefore give them the respect they deserve by staying out of their way. There was a time though, when I got really scared by a tarantula that headed directly my way. I literally jumped about 2 - 3 feet in the air on to a picnic table!! Wed, 24 Sep 2014 02:47:53 EST QOD: 9/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x59235491 How do you convince yourself to get up and moving when you don't feel like getting up and moving? <BR> <BR> I make myself get changed into my workout clothes first thing in the morning. Then I exercise right after breakfast no matter what. I know I'd have to change out of my workout clothes if I don't exercise so I figure I might as well exercise. Besides, I know it's something that would nag me if I didn't exercise for the rest of the day and night. I also don't like messing up my routine ... Tue, 23 Sep 2014 04:34:05 EST QOD: 9/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x59223797 What is one of your favorite "keep busy" activities? <BR> <BR> Reading, learning, sneaking in walks when I take a break from working. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 06:16:38 EST the weekly fun question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x59215367 do you like men with beards or are they a real turn off Sun, 21 Sep 2014 10:15:01 EST QOW: (Question Of the Weekend) 9/20 - 9/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x59203406 What is your bucket list adventure? <BR> <BR> I'd just love to travel all over the world, especially Europe! Sat, 20 Sep 2014 02:39:21 EST QOD: 9/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x59193021 Why have you chosen your current Avatar? (The picture next to your name.) <BR> <BR> One, it's kind of befitting fall with the Halloweenish stuff in the background. Two, I'm on the Teddy Bears team for the 5% Fall Challenge and it's a little girl Teddy Bear holding a little stuffed ghost. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 02:26:17 EST Winners Week 2 September BSG CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18195x31050x59187446 <em>242</em> <em>242</em> <em>242</em> <em>242</em> <em>242</em> <BR> <em>244</em> <em>243</em> ~~~~~WINNERS~~~~~ <em>243</em> <em>244</em> <BR> <em>242</em> <em>220</em> Autumn Leaves <em>220</em> <em>242</em> <BR> Week 2 of the Sept. Challenge <BR> <em>224</em> <em>321</em> <em>250</em> <em>380</em> <BR> The Winning Members: <BR> STEPBYSTEP1955 (Jen) <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=ST<BR>EPBYSTEP1955 </link... Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:13:54 EST QOD: 9/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x59182275 Have you picked a reward for achieving your next goal? <BR> <BR> Some smaller jeans and maybe some bras when I reach my next goal (10.4 lbs away). <BR> <BR> New clothes all the way around when I reach final goal. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 01:54:44 EST QOD: 9/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x59171385 What kinds of plants/flowers do you like? What do you have planted around your home? <BR> <BR> I love pretty much all flowers. I think lilies of all types are probably my favorite. I don't have good lighting in the house so the only thing I've been able to keep alive is a bamboo plant. I have a daylily and some irises planted near the driveway. I've tried to plant some bulbs around our house but the soil is so bad that they won't grow more than one year. :( Wed, 17 Sep 2014 03:54:13 EST QOD: 9/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x59160113 Do you collect anything? <BR> <BR> No, I don't collect anything but memories. I'd like to collect money though. lol Tue, 16 Sep 2014 03:46:04 EST QOD: 9/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x59156738 Do you have a favorite breakfast? <BR> <BR> I love having a sliced mushroom, chopped onion, diced turkey bacon and chopped spinach scramble. Using chicken or vegetable broth to cook them up in a skillet. YUM! <em>4</em> Mon, 15 Sep 2014 19:53:02 EST the saturday fun question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x59129118 are you a jam or marmalade person ? Sat, 13 Sep 2014 06:03:58 EST QOW: (Question Of the Weekend) 9/13 - 9/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x59128871 What are some non-scale goals you are working towards? <BR> <BR> Me? I want to... <BR> <BR> Fit into a size 2 <BR> Firm up all of the loose skin <BR> Buy smaller bras (not just the band but cup too) <BR> Lower body fat percentage <BR> Increase flexibility <BR> Increase strength <BR> Increase endurance <BR> Be happy with how I look with whatever I wear Sat, 13 Sep 2014 03:24:59 EST QOD: 9/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x59118533 You have a table for 5 - if you could invite ANYONE (living or dead) who would take the other 4 seats? Just 4 - you can't have people sitting on the floor or on laps! <BR> <BR> 1) Teddy Roosevelt - between his politics, his military service, and his love of nature I would love to get to know him. <BR> <BR> 2) Bill Nye - I would just be praying he could talk down enough for me to understand. <BR> <BR> 3) Robin Williams - must have comic relief and I think he is the best ever. <BR> <BR>... Fri, 12 Sep 2014 04:47:52 EST Chicago Trib Article http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x59117969 Hey everyone...I thought I would drop by and share!! Jessica Smith was featured in the Chicago Trib today. I have been doing her workouts for over a year now and was honored to be included in the article!! If you have sometime check it out!! <em>345</em> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> <link>www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/he<BR>alth/sc-health-0910-diy-fitness-201409<BR>10-story.html#page=1 </link> Fri, 12 Sep 2014 00:53:07 EST WINNERS WEEK 1 ~~ SEPTEMBER CHALLENGER http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18195x31050x59116125 <em>242</em> <em>242</em> <em>242</em> <em>242</em> <em>242</em> <BR> <em>244</em> <em>243</em> ~~~~~WINNERS~~~~~ <em>243</em> <em>244</em> <BR> <em>242</em> <em>220</em> Autumn Leaves <em>220</em> <em>242</em> <BR> Week 1 Sept. Challenge <BR> <em>224</em> <em>321</em> <em>250</em> <em>380</em> <BR> The Winning Members: <BR> STEPBYSTEP1955 (Jen) <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=ST<BR>EPBYSTEP1955 </link> <BR>... Thu, 11 Sep 2014 20:53:08 EST QOD: 9/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x59114338 Are there people in your life who are not supportive, if so, how do you deal with them? <BR> <BR> I really don't have many people in my life that aren't supportive. My mom thinks I'll be too thin at my goal weight. I know differently so I ignore her. I had a friend that I used to walk with. She didn't really have the strong desire to lose weight though and eventually stopped walking with me. So whenever we see each other the subject isn't even brought up. Hubby is really supportive thou... Thu, 11 Sep 2014 16:24:07 EST QOD: 9/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x59098538 Who is your hero? <BR> <BR> I have people I look up to, admire, want to incorporate into my lifestyle, etc but I'm not certain they are "heroes". <BR> <BR> I think the only person that is a real hero to me is my grandpa. He is 97 years old and still does stretching exercises 6 days a week as much as he can. He has to walk with a walker but at 97 I think it's pretty impressive that he still does any exercising! <BR> <BR> I admire strong women: Thatcher and Hepburn come to mind. I guess th... Wed, 10 Sep 2014 06:43:44 EST QOD: 9/09 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x59087956 What do you hope to achieve or accomplish upon reaching goal? <BR> <BR> I want to be able to do pretty much anything physically that I want to do. Some things I've thought of are scuba diving, Susan G. Komen for the Cure Walk, I want to be comfortable in my own skin and like how I look with what I am wearing, I would like to be a fitness instructor too. When/if I reach my ultimate goal weight I want to continue to make new goals of some sorts so that I continue to improve myself. Tue, 9 Sep 2014 05:14:24 EST QOD: 9/08 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x59077124 What is something you do/enjoy now that you couldn't do before you started Spark? <BR> <BR> I love that I can go up and down stairs much easier now. I love to do kickboxing, push ups, walking long distances, and I love the self confidence I have now. Mon, 8 Sep 2014 04:54:04 EST QOD:9/07 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x59067189 Two tickets to anywhere in the world - where ya going and who are ya taking? <BR> <BR> If money weren't an issue, I would go on a trip across Europe, visiting all of the countries starting with England (Britain) ending in Scotland or Ireland. I'd take hubby with me of course. Maybe go with another couple or not. Sun, 7 Sep 2014 07:20:11 EST the Saturday question ( 6th September) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10470x31050x59060764 do you believe in aliens? Sat, 6 Sep 2014 11:52:35 EST QOD:9/06 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x59057592 What book can/do you read over and over? <BR> <BR> I think the only book I could/have read over and over is The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. Sat, 6 Sep 2014 03:33:36 EST POD: 9/04 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x59047810 Are you a reader? Do you have a favorite author or genre of book? <BR> <BR> I love to read! Most of the books I read are ebooks on the iPad. My favorite author is Stieg Larsson. I've read all of his books and unfortunately he will never come out with another since he died several years ago. I like some Koontz novels. I like Philip Dick's books too. I think I mostly like Sci-Fi books and crime novels. I can't stand novels where I can predict the ending or who committed the crime or if they ar... Fri, 5 Sep 2014 03:47:14 EST QOD: 9/03 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x59038013 Do you play in the rain? Love the sun? Snowball fights? What's your weather? <BR> <BR> I love spring through early fall. I like it when the leaves start to change and I like snow but after a month or two I'm ready for spring again. Right now I am definitely not ready for fall or cooler weather. I'm not ready for summer to be over with. I demand a redo of summer! lol Thu, 4 Sep 2014 07:16:34 EST QOD:9/03 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x59026950 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> What is your LEAST favorite exercise that you do anyway? <BR> <BR> Probably tricep push ups on the floor. I can do it fine off of a chair or step but I'm not very good at them on the floor. Wed, 3 Sep 2014 05:32:19 EST SEPTEMBER 2014 A&I TEAM NEWS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31050x59026598 <em>235</em> <em>235</em> <em>235</em> <em>235</em> <em>235</em> <em>235</em> <em>235</em> <em>235</em> <em>235</em> <em>235</em> Join me in welcoming our newest member, -WRKNG2ABTTRME-, to the team! <BR> Show your A&I Team Spirit <em>215</em> by welcoming her to the team! <BR> NOTE: DON’T POST A REPLY. Instead, give them a goody or post a comment on their page. <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=-W<BR>RKNG2ABTTRME- </link> Wed, 3 Sep 2014 02:34:26 EST September A to Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10470x31050x59026582 Autumn Wed, 3 Sep 2014 02:24:21 EST WEEK 4 — Harvest Moon September BSG Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x59025369 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <em>204</em> SEPTEMBER FOCUS: Self-esteem and keeping motivation <em>306</em> <BR> This month we are going to think about your own self-esteem! Are you confident? Do you think you have a good self-esteem and how to develop... Tue, 2 Sep 2014 22:43:39 EST WEEK 4 — Autumn Leaves September BSG Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x59025365 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <em>204</em> SEPTEMBER FOCUS: Self-esteem and keeping motivation <em>306</em> <BR> This month we are going to think about your own self-esteem! Are you confident? Do you think you have a good self-esteem and how to develop... Tue, 2 Sep 2014 22:43:18 EST WEEK 3 — Harvest Moon September BSG Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x59025358 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <em>204</em> SEPTEMBER FOCUS: Self-esteem and keeping motivation <em>306</em> <BR> This month we are going to think about your own self-esteem! Are you confident? Do you think you have a good self-esteem and how to develop... Tue, 2 Sep 2014 22:42:44 EST WEEK 3 — Autumn Leaves September BSG Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x59025356 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <em>204</em> SEPTEMBER FOCUS: Self-esteem and keeping motivation <em>306</em> <BR> This month we are going to think about your own self-esteem! Are you confident? Do you think you have a good self-esteem and how to develop... Tue, 2 Sep 2014 22:42:21 EST WEEK 2 — Harvest Moon September BSG Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x59025352 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <em>204</em> SEPTEMBER FOCUS: Self-esteem and keeping motivation <em>306</em> <BR> This month we are going to think about your own self-esteem! Are you confident? Do you think you have a good self-esteem and how to develop... Tue, 2 Sep 2014 22:41:53 EST WEEK 2 — Autumn Leaves September BSG Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x59025344 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <em>204</em> SEPTEMBER FOCUS: Self-esteem and keeping motivation <em>306</em> <BR> This month we are going to think about your own self-esteem! Are you confident? Do you think you have a good self-esteem and how to develop... Tue, 2 Sep 2014 22:40:49 EST WEEK 1 — Harvest Moon September BSG Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x59025340 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <em>204</em> SEPTEMBER FOCUS: Self-esteem and keeping motivation <em>306</em> <BR> This month we are going to think about your own self-esteem! Are you confident? Do you think you have a good self-esteem and how to develop... Tue, 2 Sep 2014 22:40:21 EST WEEK 1 — Autumn Leaves September BSG Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x59025331 REMEMBER: Do WHAT you can WHEN you can. Don't stress if you can't do everything. Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. The challenges are to help us have fun and to help maintain and/or improve our health and fitness. <BR> <BR> <em>204</em> SEPTEMBER FOCUS: Self-esteem and keeping motivation <em>306</em> <BR> This month we are going to think about your own self-esteem! Are you confident? Do you think you have a good self-esteem and how to develop... Tue, 2 Sep 2014 22:39:30 EST Autumn Leaves SEPTEMBER BSG CHAT ROOM http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x59024360 Welcome Autumn Leaves to your chat room! <BR> <BR> <em>204</em> SEPTEMBER FOCUS: Self-esteem and keeping motivation <em>306</em> <BR> This month we are going to think about your own self-esteem! Are you confident? Do you think you have a good self-esteem and how to develop one if you don't. Also maintaining that motivation as the year drags on. Can you believe it is coming toward the end?? <BR> <BR> Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. <BR> H... Tue, 2 Sep 2014 20:57:37 EST Harvest Moon SEPTEMBER BSG CHAT ROOM http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10471x31050x59024351 Welcome Harvest Moon to your chat room! <BR> <BR> <em>204</em> SEPTEMBER FOCUS: Self-esteem and keeping motivation <em>306</em> <BR> This month we are going to think about your own self-esteem! Are you confident? Do you think you have a good self-esteem and how to develop one if you don't. Also maintaining that motivation as the year drags on. Can you believe it is coming toward the end?? <BR> <BR> Supporting your teammates is the main idea behind the buddy support groups. <BR> HE... Tue, 2 Sep 2014 20:56:37 EST ???? SEPTEMBER BSG CHALLENGE ???? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18195x31050x59024333 QUESTIONS ABOUT THE SEPTEMBER BSG CHALLENGE <BR> <BR> Post any questions about the SEPTEMBER BSG CHALLENGE here if you can't get your question answered in your team's chat and I or one of your other Team Leaders will post a reply as soon as possible! <BR> <BR> Do not send your question via spark-mail! Others may have the same question, so by posting your question here it will help everyone. Tue, 2 Sep 2014 20:54:27 EST SEPTEMBER BSG TEAMS & LINKS TO MEMBERS' PAGES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18195x31050x59024320 <em>465</em> Autumn Leaves <BR> <BR> STEPBYSTEP1955 <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=ST<BR>EPBYSTEP1955 </link> <BR> <BR> READYRISA <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=RE<BR>ADYRISA </link> <BR> <BR> SURENDERISNOTME <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=SU<BR>RENDERISNOTME </link> <BR> <BR> COLLEENCONQUERS <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=CO<BR>LLEENCONQUERS </link> <BR> <BR> -WRKNG2ABTTRME- <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=-... Tue, 2 Sep 2014 20:52:25 EST August Week 4 Winners http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18195x31050x59023892 <em>242</em> <em>242</em> <em>242</em> <em>242</em> <em>242</em> <BR> <em>244</em> <em>243</em> ~~~~~WINNERS~~~~~ <em>243</em> <em>244</em> <BR> <em>242</em> <em>220</em> Focused Friends <em>220</em> <em>242</em> <BR> Week 4 August Challenge <BR> <em>224</em> <em>321</em> <em>250</em> <em>380</em> <BR> The Winning Members: <BR> <BR> BARBIE176 (Barbie) <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=BA<BR>RBIE176 </link> <... Tue, 2 Sep 2014 20:08:24 EST