SparkPeople Spark Texas The Official Team Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=34 If you are Texas born, got here as soon as you could,or just WISH you where here; WELCOME to a family of friends! So, wherever you hang your hat, join in the fun and lets reach our goals together! SparkPeople Spark Texas The Official Team Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=34 QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 05/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x61541247 QUOTE: “Your life is a result of the choices you make…If you don’t like your life it is time to start making better choices.” - Unknown <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Name the unhealthiest thing in your fridge. <BR> <BR> I am not sure which would be more unhealthy, butter or soda. I have been trying to clear out the processed foods, but we seem to not be able to get rid of the soda. I generally only drink one occasionally these days. <BR> <BR> Busy morning already and it's looking like it's going ... Wed, 20 May 2015 13:17:02 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 05/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x61531660 QUOTE: “Success is processional. It’s the result of a series of small disciplines that lead us into habitual patterns of success that no longer require consistent will or effort.” ~ Anthony Robbins, Awaken the Giant Within <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Do you eat more fresh produce, frozen or canned produce? <BR> <BR> I try to eat more fresh, but I do eat frozen fruit (usually with my smoothies) and canned occasionally. <BR> <BR> DH and I went walking Saturday and Sunday evenings, but we weren't ... Tue, 19 May 2015 12:47:52 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 05/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x61496690 QUOTE: “A near win shifts our view of the landscape. It can turn future goals, which we tend to envision at a distance, into more proximate events. We consider temporal distance as we do spatial distance. (Visualize a great day tomorrow and we see it with granular, practical clarity. But picture what a great day in the future might be like, not tomorrow but fifty years from now, and the image will be hazier.)” ~ Sarah Lewis, The Rise <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Do you know how to swim? <BR> <BR> ... Fri, 15 May 2015 13:01:45 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 05/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x61487316 QUOTE: “The art of thinking is the greatest art of all, for ‘as a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.’ The thinker knows he is today where his thoughts have taken him and that he is building his future by the quality of the thoughts he thinks.” ~ Wilfred Peterson, The Art of Living <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Describe your life as it was in high school. Are you the same person? Have you changed? <BR> <BR> High school was so long ago. I was so insecure, had no idea how to respect myself, cared ab... Thu, 14 May 2015 11:38:57 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 05/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x61478233 QUOTE: The difference between who you are and who you want to be is what you do. – unknown <BR> <BR> QUESTION: What is your favorite summer fruit? <BR> <BR> Watermelon. Although, I do also love berries. <BR> <BR> I hope everyone is well. It is starting out a most frustrating morning, but I'm going to just try to be thankful that I woke up this morning. I went to go get the lipid panel done this morning and while waiting for them to open, I started checking my email. I realized that I ha... Wed, 13 May 2015 11:01:11 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 05/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x61469289 QUOTE: “Be determined to be positive. Understand that the greater part of your misery or unhappiness is determined not by your circumstances, but by your attitude. So smile at those who often try to begrudge or hurt you, show them what’s missing in their life and what they can’t take away from you.” ~ Marc Chernoff, Blog <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Are you tidy or messy? <BR> <BR> Both to some extent. There is usually a method to my madness, but someone who doesn't know would say it was a mess. ... Tue, 12 May 2015 12:00:25 EST Hi yall! Im Joey! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x61462962 I wish Joey was short for Josephine, but it isn't. It isnt short for anything, and that was rough when I was little. Nowadays, I am 33 and have 3 daughters and I love my name, haha! I am looking forward to this journeey - I am always looking for motivational pictures and friends. Oh, and polka-dots are divine! <BR> <BR> Enjoy your day, friends! Mon, 11 May 2015 19:08:45 EST hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x61459608 looking to lose weight and keep it off. I need to lose 50+ lbs and keep it off. Basically im tired of being fat and having trouble finding cute clothes and i don't want to end up like many in my family that now have weight related health problems. Mon, 11 May 2015 11:36:26 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 05/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x61459551 QUOTE: “Being miserable is a habit; being happy is a habit; and the choice is yours.” ~ Tom Hopkins <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Were you taught to be a member of the “Clean Plate Club?” Did it have affect your eating habits as an adult? <BR> <BR> Yes, and yes, it does affect my eating habits. <BR> <BR> I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and were able to enjoy their families. We had lunch with my mother in law and spent some time with my mom. My DS24 came up to spend time with us. DS15 got ... Mon, 11 May 2015 11:29:27 EST Hello From East Texas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x61439845 Hello my name is Brandy, I currently live in Tyler, TX. You will notice I am a blue blood Texan with much love for my state, and nation. My goals on this journey are to lose 92lbs, maintain a new and healthy lifestyle that will make my now 2 year old son proud of me; and honor my just recently passed father. I am also very much interested in getting healthy so I can feel good enough about myself to get out into the world and find myself and my son a man! Thanks all for the support, in advance... Fri, 8 May 2015 22:55:18 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 05/08 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x61435551 QUOTE: “In our culture, we grow up thinking that failure is a terrible thing, that it’s a setback, or worse, the end. Often it turns out to be the beginning of something better.” ~ Katherine Schwarzenegger <BR> <BR> QUESTION: What plans do you have for your weekend? <BR> <BR> I know we have an appointment or two, but I am hoping to get to the Farmer's Market. I also want to meal plan this weekend. <BR> <BR> I had a 1 pound gain last night. I am really not all that surprised with all the... Fri, 8 May 2015 12:04:05 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 05/07 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x61427186 QUOTE: “If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place.” – Nora Roberts <BR> <BR> QUESTION: What was your favorite subject in school? <BR> <BR> I think if it was the basics, it was English. If you are talking about extra curricular, it was Colorguard. I twirled a flag and it was one of my favorite things. <BR> <BR> I'm not sure what to expect tonight. My eating has definitel... Thu, 7 May 2015 13:07:18 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x61427042 Hi, I'm Kali. I'm 19 years old and in college. My goal is to lose 68 pounds. I don't completely know how I'm going to accomplish this yet. Thu, 7 May 2015 12:44:29 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 05/06 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x61417238 QUOTE: “You don’t drown by falling in the water. You drown by staying there.” ~ Unknown <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Tell us about your favorite spot in your city. <BR> <BR> I think my favorite spot is my backyard. It just makes me feel good to go sit outside and be thankful for where my life has taken me. <BR> <BR> I am really trying to be better about tracking this week. Little changes definitely help. I've put myself back in my wrist brace for the moment. I did something stupid and it was hur... Wed, 6 May 2015 11:46:40 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 05/05 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x61407332 QUOTE: “Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward.” – C.S. Lewis <BR> <BR> QUESTION: What do you see right now? <BR> <BR> My computer screen and the hotel out my window. <BR> <BR> I had quite the headache yesterday and am thankful that it finally eased and I didn't wake up with it this morning. Although I must admit that I am a little frustrated because my first edition Kindle Fire has decided to not ch... Tue, 5 May 2015 10:53:06 EST Turtle-ing My Way to Health http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x61407312 Hello! <BR> <BR> I'm a recent transplant to the DFW area and have been on fast decline -heathwise- for the past 5 years. I desperately need to make a change and spark is my 1st step! <BR> <BR> See y'all around! :) <BR> <BR> WC Tue, 5 May 2015 10:51:51 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 05/04/2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x61398040 QUOTE: “Life is an ever-flowing process and somewhere on the path some unpleasant things will pop up – it might leave a scar, but then life is flowing, and like running water, when it stops it grows stale. Go bravely on, my friend, because each experience teaches us a lesson. Keep blasting because life is such that sometimes it is nice and sometimes it is not.” ~ Bruce Lee, Striking Thoughts <BR> <BR> QUESTION: How was your weekend? <BR> <BR> Saturday, we got up and ran to the vet and the... Mon, 4 May 2015 11:17:47 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 05/01 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x61371553 QUOTE: “Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happens to him.” ~ Aldous Huxley <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Is there a particular sport that you enjoy watching? <BR> <BR> I used to love to watch hockey, but haven't watched in several years. I enjoy watching baseball (in person) and soccer was fun as well (in person). <BR> <BR> I did not go to weigh in last night because our family went to the premier of The Avengers. We met at 5:45 at Jersey Mike's to eat and t... Fri, 1 May 2015 09:53:07 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 04/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x61363715 QUOTE: “The storms will come and the winds will rise and the gusts will threaten to pull you from your roots. Let the winds come. Let them rage and know that you will not break in the breeze, you will bend. Bend. Always bend because you are made of more strength than you know, because you are better than the breaking.” ~ Tyler Knott Gregson <BR> <BR> QUESTION: With May fast approaching, have you thought about your goals for next month? <BR> <BR> I haven’t really had much time to do that. <B... Thu, 30 Apr 2015 12:49:36 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 04/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x61355105 Quote: “We don’t have to feel negative about weeds. They’re a part of life. We need to see them, acknowledge them, focus on the solution, and immediately do whatever it takes to eliminate their influence from our lives.” ~ Anthony Robbins, Awaken the Giant Within <BR> <BR> Question: Do you look for the “organic” label when you shop? <BR> I do, especially for things that are on the “dirty dozen” list. <BR> <BR> The doctor’s office had called back yesterday and said everything was fine with m... Wed, 29 Apr 2015 13:34:07 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 04/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x61345319 QUOTE: “The same boiling water that softens potatoes hardens eggs. Its all about what you are made of not your circumstances.” <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever participated in a CSA? <BR> <BR> Not technically, but I did get Greenling for some time. Now, we are just going to the farmer’s markets or I buy from Sprouts or Natural Grocers. <BR> <BR> After a super busy weekend, I woke up yesterday with a migraine, which was not the way to start my Monday. I wound up calling in and not waki... Tue, 28 Apr 2015 12:59:20 EST Joining team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x61345002 Hi, I've recently rejoined SP. I used it years ago with success, fell away, had a baby and over time gained a lot of weight. My husband, 2 teen aged daugters, 2 year old daughter and I live in North Texas. I've never been part of an "online community" but I think I need to be. Doing this alone is hard, and I want to be able to encourage others and be inspired by others. Tue, 28 Apr 2015 12:23:54 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 04/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x61310107 QUOTE: “In the end, we need two things to lead a balanced life – a sense of the world and a sense of ourselves; it’s like breathing in and breathing out. And if you can only get to know the world by stepping out, and losing yourself in experience, you can only get to know the self by stepping back, and finding yourself in contemplation. One without the other leads to a kind of madness.” ~ Pico Lyer <BR> <BR> QUESTION: What is your favorite snack? <BR> <BR> I think I really need to work on... Fri, 24 Apr 2015 12:32:54 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 04/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x61300653 QUOTE: “The truth is, there’s no better time to be happy than right now. If not now, when? Your life will always be filled with challenges. It’s best to admit this to yourself and decide to be happy anyway.” ~ Richard Carlson, Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff <BR> <BR> QUESTION: What is your favorite type of food? (Italian/Mexican/etc.) <BR> <BR> I guess I would have to say my favorite is Indian. It is not something we have often and I have to order it without cilantro because it triggers migr... Thu, 23 Apr 2015 11:03:59 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 04/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x61290950 QUOTE: “Dealing with our overweight – or with any of our life’s difficulties, for that matter – is not a battle to be fought. Instead, we must learn how to make friends with our hardships and challenges. They are there to help us; they are natural opportunities for deeper understanding and transformation, brining us more joy and peace as we learn to work with them.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh, Savor <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Are you vegetarian or vegan or flexiterian? If not, have you ever considered or t... Wed, 22 Apr 2015 10:42:43 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 04/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x61281611 <BR> QUESTION: Are you a "cook in advance" person or a "last minute" cook? <BR> <BR> I tend to be a last minute cook, but I'm trying to change into a cook in advance person. <BR> <BR> Since it was asked...this batch of "momlets" were browned half pound of sausage 10 eggs and a little bit of cheese. It is a variation of a theme, I guess. I have tried cooking whole eggs, the "boiled" egg, scrambled eggs, etc. Last time I made them with ham. I am trying to cook those things in advance for M... Tue, 21 Apr 2015 10:37:14 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 04/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x61271965 QUOTE “The obstacle is the path. Face the problem, and in doing so, become more aware. See what is really happening with you. Learn about yourself. This is a valuable education.” ~ Leo Babauta, Blog <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Are you more a "convenience" cook or "cook from scratch" cook? <BR> <BR> I definitely used to be a "convenience" cook, but have turned into a "cook from scratch" cook. <BR> <BR> It was a busy day yesterday. 2 dozen muffins made, 10 "momlets" and two "boiled" eggs. I made ... Mon, 20 Apr 2015 11:04:00 EST QUOTE AND ??QUESTION?? OF THE DAY - 04/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x61254215 QUOTE: “In the end, we need two things to lead a balanced life – a sense of the world and a sense of ourselves; it’s like breathing in and breathing out. And if you can only get to know the world by stepping out, and losing yourself in experience, you can only get to know the self by stepping back, and finding yourself in contemplation. One without the other leads to a kind of madness.” ~ Pico Lyer <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you tried a new food lately? Did you like it? How did you prepare it... Sat, 18 Apr 2015 12:18:09 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 04/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x61245760 QUOTE: “The truth is, there’s no better time to be happy than right now. If not now, when? Your life will always be filled with challenges. It’s best to admit this to yourself and decide to be happy anyway.” ~ Richard Carlson, Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever tried essential oils? <BR> <BR> Yes. I remember a friend giving me some years ago to try and I have dabbled in them here and there, lavender to help me relax and sleep better, etc. Today, I am trying Wint... Fri, 17 Apr 2015 11:32:56 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 04/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x61236657 QUOTE: In times of great stress or adversity, it's always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive. - Lee Iacocca <BR> <BR> QUESTION: As our tax deadline just past, do you file at the last minute? File early? File an extension? <BR> <BR> We try to file early, but sometimes it doesn't always work that way. I think we have only filed an extension one time. <BR> <BR> It was a busy day, but not so bad. I think that food wise, it wasn't great. Since my bo... Thu, 16 Apr 2015 11:23:07 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 04/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x61227018 QUOTE: “There is power in the tongue to give life or tear down.” – Adam Houge, If You Change Your Words It will Transform Your Life <BR> <BR> QUESTION: How old would you feel if you didn’t know how old you are? <BR> <BR> That depends on when you ask me. Some days I feel like I am older than dirt and other times, I feel like I'm a spring chicken. <BR> <BR> Yesterday was a little better. I managed to get some veggies cut and crockpot "roasted" for both Mom and me today. I gave her sweet p... Wed, 15 Apr 2015 10:38:58 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 04/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x61217251 QUOTE: “He who hopes to avoid all failure and misfortune is trying to live in a fairyland; the wise man realistically accepts failures as a part of life and builds a philosophy to meet them and make the most of them. He lives on the principle of ‘nothing attempted, nothing gained’ and is resolved that if he fails he is going to fail while trying to succeed.” ~ Wilfred Peterson, The Art of Living <BR> <BR> QUESTION: How do you handle your stress? Do you eat? Do you forget to eat? <BR> <BR>... Tue, 14 Apr 2015 10:35:15 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 04/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x61180856 QUOTE: An arrow can only be shot by pulling backwards. When life is dragging you back with difficulties, just imagine it’s going to launch you into something great. – unknown <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Do you participate in SparkPeople Challenges? <BR> <BR> I have in the past, but am putting those on the back burner for the time being to focus on what I need to do to take care of myself. <BR> <BR> Things were so swamped yesterday I didn't have time to look at anything other than work. By the ti... Fri, 10 Apr 2015 11:56:57 EST hello from Fort Worth http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x61173466 Hello, getting all this figured out going to hit it hard starting this sunday, planning out the meal plans and shopping list. I love that option sure makes it easy. Thu, 9 Apr 2015 16:32:01 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 04/08 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x61163778 QUOTE: “You’ve gotten to where you are right now by doing whatever it is you’re doing, so if you’re less than impressed with your current situation, you clearly need to change things up.” ~ Jen Sincero <BR> <BR> QUESTION: What are you doing to make today a good on plan day? <BR> <BR> I took time, even though things were super hectic this morning to prepare my salad ingredients and a back up plan. I finally stopped about an hour ago to eat lunch and decided to go for the broccoli (steamed ... Wed, 8 Apr 2015 16:21:21 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 04/07 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x61151430 QUOTE: “In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.” ~ Eleanore Roosevelt <BR> <BR> QUESTION: How do you deal with feeling like you need to eat all the time? I seem to be dealing with this more when I'm at work than at home. <BR> <BR> I have been eating lots of air-popped popcorn. Tue, 7 Apr 2015 10:41:34 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 04/06 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x61141397 QUOTE: “Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.” ~ Nelson Mandela <BR> <BR> QUESTION: How did you spend your weekend? <BR> <BR> We had company and I fixed a big meal for dinner. Since it rained, we had to do a makeshift egg hunt in the house. It was busy but fun. <BR> Mon, 6 Apr 2015 11:15:14 EST New Texan to be .... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x61125636 I never know how to start an introduction, but here goes. My name is Sue, I am married and the mom to 2 delightful little yorkies and one crazy cat. I currently live in North Central Montana, but my darling husband came home this past Thursday to let me know he had just got a promotion which includes a transfer to South Eastern Texas. We don't have an exact date yet, but we are looking at probably the June/July time frame. Not sure exactly where we will land yet either, but his job is located... Sat, 4 Apr 2015 16:27:44 EST QUOTE AND ??QUESTION?? OF THE DAY - 04/04 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x61125061 QUOTE: “Most answers reveal themselves through doing, not thinking.” ~ Jen Sincero, You are a Bad@$$ <BR> <BR> QUESTION: What is your favorite walk? DVD, walking outside? <BR> <BR> I enjoy trying to change things up occasionally. I enjoy Leslie's walks (including the old ones) and have tried the Prevention Walk dvd, Jessica Smith, etc. Sat, 4 Apr 2015 15:08:49 EST Introduction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x61117768 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1038781491.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Hello, I am Patb128, <BR> <BR> Thank you for allowing me to join your team. Fri, 3 Apr 2015 18:19:39 EST Introduction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x61117628 Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Thank you for the wonderful welcome, I am looking forward to this. It is always great to see more Christians that are also working on some goals, I know I can do it and it is great to have some support. I am a Military Spouse my husband is currently deployed and has been gone 2 years this month but we are praying for his return home soon. I talk to him online daily and so I know that God has heard my prayers. He is fine but is also praying to come home soon. Please ... Fri, 3 Apr 2015 17:47:34 EST QUOTE AND ??QUESTION?? OF THE DAY - 04/03 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x61114981 QUOTE: “Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking. ” ~ William B. Sprague <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Do you do anything special to celebrate Easter? <BR> <BR> We normally try to go to church and have lunch as a family. This year, I am cooking dinner. Fri, 3 Apr 2015 11:03:07 EST My apologies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x61105697 I am sorry that I abruptly disappeared. I was going through some things and just sort of went off the grid. It was not planned, it just sort of happened. However, it gave me some time to reflect on what was important to me. I need to remember to take care of myself and not put everyone else before my health. I hope everyone will forgive me for disappearing and allow me to continue with what I was doing previously. Thu, 2 Apr 2015 11:25:34 EST Hi from North ATX! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x61078062 Hi, I'm Sabrina. I'm a 40something mom of 3 and have quite a lot to lose. Currently working with a low carb plan, and getting back into the groove of things. I work out at home and outdoors for now, but will rejoin a gym when the weather gets icky. Hopefully not for a while. It's so lovely here! <BR> <BR> I enjoy horror movies, reading, dancing, yoga, shopping, wine tasting (a lot....like a LOT! hah), and I'm still a stay at home mom. We haven't lived in the area long, so I don't have many ... Mon, 30 Mar 2015 17:11:08 EST Hill Country Food Binger is on board http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x61041634 I am new and still exploring the website which has so....many aspects. I hope now that the Bluebonnets are starting to bloom and the weather is getting better, I can get outside more and get in more exercise. I eat by the clock, when something looks good, smells good or just plain tempting! I eat when I'm bored, when I read, when I am cooking, before meals and after meals. So you see, I need lots of help! But I have faith that this community might be just what I need. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:23:20 EST Just Joining http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x61031592 <em>524</em> <em>252</em> Wed, 25 Mar 2015 14:20:53 EST New to Spark People http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x61023766 Hello from the Rio Grande Valley! <BR> <BR> I am new to spark people and a little (lot) overwhelmed <em>40</em> by all of the pages, readings, forums, etc. but thought this would be a good place to start. I am excited to get on track with eating healthy and getting enough exercise. I want to get into better shape, right now I am a circle but hope to become more oval ;) by summer. <BR> <BR> Bonnie <BR> <BR> Tue, 24 Mar 2015 18:23:54 EST Hi, Introducing myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x61014839 I've never done this type of thing before, so here I go. I joined on 3-21-15 so I'm still learning what is available on the website. Since I live in Texas I thought this would be an excellent forum to join. I'm 53 and decided that I'm tried of not being able to get down on my knees or getting up from being on my knees without holding on to something for assistance. The extra weight has got to go. So far I love the site and sticking to my goals and I like the idea of being able to get a li... Mon, 23 Mar 2015 20:04:55 EST Love life http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x60996620 I am a health care provider and want to serve as a role model to my kids and patients. Lifestyle change is the best treatment and it is time for me to follow my own advice . My mom developed a chronic illness in her mid 50's and I am worried the same could happen to me. I have neglected my health over the past two years. I want to feel sexy towards my husband again and healthy enough to keep up,with my two young children. Keeping a commitment to exercise and better eating are difficult. I kno... Sat, 21 Mar 2015 21:37:50 EST Texan in Exile http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x60983535 Good Morning All! <BR> <BR> I don't really like doing introductions, but I figure I should give it a try. I am 37 and have actually been on Sparkpeople for a while, but decided I needed to try a fresh start with a new profile and see if I could finally make it stick. At this point, because of my career, it has been about 7 years since I actually lived in Texas, and even though I wasn't born in Texas, I spent the majority of my life (about 24 years) living in San Antonio so I consider myself ... Fri, 20 Mar 2015 10:11:33 EST Hello from Lake Livingston http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x60952272 Hi, I go by Alli. I recently decided to get back into shape after seeing the scale at my doctor's office. I am new to Texas, I took a job here about 7 months ago and relocated from Florida. <BR> <BR> Long story short, when I had my son six years ago I ballooned up. I gained over 75 lbs. during pregnancy. Afterwards, I did a lot of cardio and dieting and went from 217-170 (prebaby weight was 155). I never could get past that, I seemed to plateau out and just gave up once I started going thro... Mon, 16 Mar 2015 23:34:54 EST Hey to all you beautiful people! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x60931775 Going to be trying this again. Hope all of you can help keep me motivated. I have two daughters getting married in 2016, so I have to do this! Please help me. Sat, 14 Mar 2015 20:06:17 EST Today is day 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x60874207 Hi everyone...my first day here. I have no idea how I'm going to attack this weight problem, but I'm just proud of myself for taking the first step and joining this community. <BR> <BR> I lost 30 pounds last year but several months of family drama, health challenges, and a new ultra-sedentary job later...well, I've gained it all back. And as I'm in the home stretch to transitioning from my 40s to turning 50 in a few months - well, it just seems like what I did before isn't working so well no... Sun, 8 Mar 2015 17:32:14 EST Hi, I am Casey and new here... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x60834623 I am crazy overwhelmed with weight-loss, and a little overwhelmed with this sight. <em>24</em> <BR> My daughter is getting married May 30, I hope to kick off my journey with 20 pound loss before the wedding!! And then continue on to lose another 30 by my birthday in September. <BR> <BR> I have PCOS and type 2 diabetes. I am off to walk on the treadmill before my boys get home from school (7 & 8 yo) That gives me about 4 house to motivate myself and get going. <BR> <BR> If you are lo... Wed, 4 Mar 2015 11:52:05 EST Hi everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x60831146 Hi I'm Redneckprinces1. I am hoping to get back in shape physically and keep up with my grandsons Wed, 4 Mar 2015 06:14:26 EST H http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x60797566 Hi!, I'm Becky. I am 26 years old, 5'e, and 280 pounds. I'm sick of not feeling well all the time and being tired and self conscious. I'm getting to the point where it is getting hard to even find plus size clothes that fit comfortably. I've been through so much in my life, and have not had a very good start in life as far as being taught healthy eating etc...I am one of those that have lost weight, gained it and more back. The pattern seems to be that I'll loose about 40 pounds and then stop... Sat, 28 Feb 2015 22:51:35 EST Hello out there! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x60769683 Hey y'all! I am Erica. I'm a 33 year old Stay at Home Mom from Texas. I got about 85lbs to get off of this body! Hoping to find inspiration and motivation to do so. Look forward to meeting you all and reading your posts. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 00:01:56 EST New To he Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x60763539 Good Morning, <BR> It's cold and crisp here in southern Texas and It feels like a lazy day..... <BR> <BR> Hi everyone, my name is Debbie and I am 54 years old with 178 pounds left to drop. I have a multitude of physical challenges and a few mental ones as well. I am a wife of 36 years, mother to four grown children, Nana to 15 grandchildren and a great Nana to six..... <BR> DH and I are two years from retirement and have already made the huge move into full time RVing. I look forward to me... Wed, 25 Feb 2015 10:29:45 EST Hi Y'all! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x60758149 Hi everyone! I'm new here, but not new to Texas. Born in San Antonio, grew up in Midland. Although I have lived in many different places, Southwest Florida and Japan to name a couple, I always end up back in Texas. Currently I reside in Midland where I'm raising a grandchild, dealing with several health issues and attempting to work my way back to good health. My doctor didn't mince words last week and I jumped right to it. I am looking forward to learning from all of you and maybe, jus... Tue, 24 Feb 2015 20:04:14 EST Hi all http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x60709350 hey everyone, i have no idea what to do in this message board thing I have been with spark for 10 days now. I love the recipes awesome ideas and well I'm trying to my blood pressure down and my weight lost 7 lbs already hoping to lose more have a blessed day spark people. Thu, 19 Feb 2015 19:06:00 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 02/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x60648679 QUOTE: “The reason most goals are not achieved is that we spend our time doing second things first.” ~ Robert J. McKain, Author <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Are you celebrating Valentine's Day? <BR> <BR> We are cooking a nice meal (steaks, baked potatoes, dessert) and celebrating as a family. <BR> Fri, 13 Feb 2015 11:30:43 EST Concerts http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x60630301 George Strait <BR> Reba <BR> Late Johnny Paycheck <BR> Steve Wariner <BR> Highway 101 <BR> Wed, 11 Feb 2015 14:02:12 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 02/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x60628649 QUOTE: “Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.” ~ Anthony Robbins, Awaken the Giant Within <BR> <BR> QUESTION: List 5 bands/artists that you have seen in concert. <BR> <BR> 1. Alabama <BR> 2. George Strait <BR> 3. Reba McEntire <BR> 4. Tanya Tucker <BR> 5. Travis Tritt <BR> <BR> I've seen more, but those are the ones I thought of first. Wed, 11 Feb 2015 11:08:10 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 02/09 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x60607430 DAILY QUOTE: “Through imagination, we can visit the past, contemplate the present, and anticipate the future. We can also do something else of profound and unique significance. We can create.” ~ Ken Robinson, The Element <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: How do you handle appliance purchases? <BR> <BR> We look at reviews online to see how they are rated, etc. I did that with my breadmaker before I bought it. <BR> Mon, 9 Feb 2015 10:42:19 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 02/06 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x60579413 DAILY QUOTE: “If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place.” – Nora Roberts <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: What will the weather be like in your area this weekend? <BR> <BR> National Weather Service says we are going to be unseasonably warm. I am hoping to get some plants repotted outside. Fri, 6 Feb 2015 11:42:25 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 02/05 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x60568723 DAILY QUOTE: “There’s an importance of keeping an open mind. The brain is programmed to protect us, and that can mean imposing limits on what it thinks we can or should do. Constantly push at those limits, because the brain can be way too cautious.” ~ Chrissie Wellington <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: How do you keep yourself organized? Day Planner? Electronic Calendar? <BR> <BR> I use both actually, an electronic calendar (my Google Calendar) which I can see on the computer and on my phone an... Thu, 5 Feb 2015 10:19:59 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 02/04 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x60558146 DAILY QUOTE:“While others were out partying, I was training. While they were out dancing at the clubs, I was training… and training… and training.” ~ Arnold Schwarzenegger <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Do you have a housework schedule? <BR> <BR> No, sometimes I wish we did. <BR> Wed, 4 Feb 2015 10:14:15 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 02/03 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x60547813 DAILY QUOTE: “Change is inevitable. Progression is a choice.” – Sonya Teclai <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Do you do laundry every day or loads at a time? <BR> <BR> I've done it both ways. We generally do a load here and a load there these days because we would spend all day doing laundry otherwise. Tue, 3 Feb 2015 10:54:44 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 02/02 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x60536110 DAILY QUOTE: “Don’t let anyone rent space in your head, unless they are a good tenant.” - Unknown <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: How often do you take a break from social media? How long of a break do you usually take? <BR> <BR> I seem to be doing it more often these days. I enjoyed not getting on social media yesterday. Mon, 2 Feb 2015 10:48:29 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 01/31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x60516225 DAILY QUOTE: “All this will not be finished in the first one hundred days. Nor will it be finished in the first thousand days, nor in the life of this administration, nor even perhaps in our lifetime on this planet. But let us begin.” ~ John F. Kennedy <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Have you hit the goals you set for yourself in January? <BR> <BR> No, but I am trying to set some small ones for February so I can focus and hopefully exceed them. Sat, 31 Jan 2015 13:25:21 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 01/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x60504639 DAILY QUOTE: “When I say I lack the time to exercise, is this really true given that I have time to watch television? Perhaps it is just difficult for me to admit that I may be lazy.” ~ Keshavan Nair, A Higher Standard of Leadership <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: How do you handle your budget? Is it written? Do you do a cash envelope? Do you carry cash? <BR> <BR> I let Chris handle the budget. No, it isn't written. We did a cash envelope system when we first got together, but don't know. Not v... Fri, 30 Jan 2015 10:22:42 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 01/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x60493840 DAILY QUOTE: “One of the most common causes of failure is the habit of quitting when one is overtaken by temporary defeat.” ~ Napoleon Hill <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Do you cook multiple meals or a single meal at a time? <BR> <BR> I try to make enough for multiple meals, but it doesn't always work that way. <BR> Thu, 29 Jan 2015 09:47:25 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 01/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x60483106 DAILY QUOTE: “Players with fight never lose a game, they just run out of time” ~ John Wooden <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: What kind of laundry detergent do you use & why? <BR> <BR> We don't strictly use one brand of detergent. We get what I can get a good deal on with coupons and stock up. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 09:46:10 EST Hello SparkTeam! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x60476068 I am here today to set my new lifestyle goals. I needed some motivation and someone to hold me accountable. So here I am! Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:02:33 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 01/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x60472586 DAILY QUOTE: “With strength and determination you can do anything you want in life, as long as you believe in yourself, because if you don’t, no one else will.” ~ Arnold Schwarzenegger <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Name 5 things that remind you of your childhood. <BR> <BR> My butterfly bike, Barbies, Cabbage Patch kid (I got a red headed one), rare snow days and running around outside. <BR> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 10:18:21 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 01/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x60461377 DAILY QUOTE: “When confronted with a challenge, the committed heart will search for a solution. The undecided heart searches for an escape.” ~ Andy Andrews, The Noticer <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: What’s your favorite hobby? <BR> <BR> Probably reading. I don't feel like I get to do nearly enough of it though. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 10:28:14 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 01/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x60430039 DAILY QUOTE: “When it comes to health and well-being, regular exercise is about as close to a magic potion as you can get.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh, Savor <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Do you take vitamins? What kind? <BR> <BR> I take Raw Vitamins for Women. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 11:19:16 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 01/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x60419114 DAILY QUOTE: :(: - You decide! <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Manicure or Pedicure? <BR> <BR> If I have to choose only one, it would be a pedicure. I like feeling like I have pretty feet. Thu, 22 Jan 2015 10:33:12 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 01/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x60407687 DAILY QUOTE: “To think that the world can ever change without changes in our mental models is folly.” ~ Joseph Jaworski, Synchronicity <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: What is your favorite movie from the 80’s? <BR> <BR> I'm not sure I can pick just one. I love 80's movies. Wed, 21 Jan 2015 10:20:44 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 01/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x60396269 DAILY QUOTE: “You can conquer almost any fear if you will only make up your mind to do so. For remember, fear doesn’t exist anywhere except in the mind.” ~ Dale Carnegie <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: If you had a garden (square foot garden, container garden, window box garden, etc.), what is one thing that you would have to have in it? <BR> <BR> For us, it would have to be tomatoes. Tue, 20 Jan 2015 10:32:18 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 01/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x60383083 DAILY QUOTE: "DON’T LET YOUR MIND HOLD YOU BACK ANYMORE!" - Bob Harper, Biggest Loser <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Name your favorite piece of clothing that you own. <BR> <BR> With the cooler weather, I love my skirt made with sweatshirt fleece. Mon, 19 Jan 2015 09:41:37 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 01/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x60373560 DAILY QUOTE: “‘Why me?’ rarely produces a positive result, while ‘How can I use this?’ usually leads us in the direction of turning our difficulties into a driving force to make ourselves and the world better.” ~ Anthony Robbins, Awaken the Giant Within <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: When looking for a living space, what is the one thing that you really look for? <BR> <BR> When I was buying my house in Denison, I was really focused on the kitchen. I wanted something that I could actually cook ... Sun, 18 Jan 2015 13:03:51 EST MacKenzie - new here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x60367425 I'm just a 26 year old guy from Pearland Tx trying to do what I can to get in touch with my body, and nourish it with better nutrition, exercise, etc. <BR> <BR> Three months ago I quit smoking after ten years of smoking. I'd failed to quit many times before but this was different. My life has changed a lot in the last year in how I treat my body, mind, and spirit. I believed I was lazy, not athletic, and that all of this would always someday be an uphill battle that I would have to face at ... Sat, 17 Jan 2015 21:30:11 EST This is me... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x60353080 I'm a 32 year old mom with a full time job. Recently separated, now going through a divorce. <BR> <BR> I figured it time for me to focus on me! So eating right and exercising at a gym and with a personal trainer... Lets see where this goes! Fri, 16 Jan 2015 13:20:23 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 01/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x60350971 DAILY QUOTE: "Rule your mind or it will rule you." - Buddha <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: How often do you read for pleasure? <BR> <BR> I generally try to read a little each day. Fri, 16 Jan 2015 10:15:39 EST Hello from Carol http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x60350795 Good morning all. Just wanted to drop a short note about joining this forum. I am trying to lose 50 lbs by Dec 31st. Thanks in advance for all of the support. Fri, 16 Jan 2015 09:55:07 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 01/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x60340801 DAILY QUOTE: “Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.” ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: What is your opinion on social media’s impact on our society? Does it make life better or worse? <BR> <BR> Honestly, I think it is a double edged sword. I love that I can get inspiration from people that are far away and keep in touch with friends from years past, but I think there is much that gets taken as gospel when it is a ... Thu, 15 Jan 2015 11:25:13 EST Wrestling for flexibility and strength http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x60338741 Looking for adult male wrestlers for recreational wrestling match in Northeast Texas. 40 years old and above with weight of 150 to 170 lbs. Thu, 15 Jan 2015 08:58:21 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 01/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x60328349 DAILY QUOTE: “Tomorrow never comes.” ~ Osho, The Book of Understanding <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: What kind of vacations do you like to take? <BR> <BR> For me, DH and I have enjoyed going to museums or hiking to see the sights. Wed, 14 Jan 2015 10:13:49 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 01/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x60319197 DAILY QUOTE: “You may never know what results come of your action, but if you do nothing there will be no result.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Have you ever met anyone online before meeting them in person? <BR> <BR> Yes, my husband. We are an internet dating success story. <BR> Tue, 13 Jan 2015 13:58:50 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 01/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x60304258 DAILY QUOTE: “Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.” ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: How do you keep your household organized? Do you use applications on your phone? <BR> <BR> I am trying a new one for groceries. I am going to download it to DH's phone too so we can share it and know what we need no matter who goes to the store. Mon, 12 Jan 2015 10:12:35 EST I am back and plan to stay http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x60296602 My names Keli and I was on this site a while back and lost 30lbs, then sadly gained it back when I lost track during the holidays. I am back now even more motivated. I can not let the fact last time I fell off track get me down! I am happily married to a very supportive man and we are ready to start trying to conceive. I am so ready to see what's in store for me. Looking for great friends and motivation to stay on track. It easier and very rewarding to find a site where I am NOT alone. I look... Sun, 11 Jan 2015 17:25:37 EST Howdy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x60295234 My name is Melissa. I was a member years ago, but left. I need motivation so I am back. I am 44 years old and need to lose about 45 pounds. <BR> <BR> I am mom to two boys, 23 and 17, and two miniature schnauzers, 8 and 1 1/2. Married to my best friend for almost 20 years. Live in Bryan, work at TAMU. <BR> <BR> I have tried every diet. Honestly, I just want something to help me control my portions. So, here I am. Sun, 11 Jan 2015 15:19:54 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 01/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x60282705 DAILY QUOTE: “Change isn’t made by asking permission. Change is made by asking for forgiveness, later.” ~ Seth Godin, Tribes <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Have you eaten many of the "heirloom" varieties of veggies or fruit? <BR> <BR> No, but I am hoping to change that soon. <BR> Sat, 10 Jan 2015 13:29:34 EST Hello!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x60273684 My name is Leta and I'm looking to lose the extra pounds I've gained after being in a car wreck where I had both ankles crushed. I have a hard time getting around so I'm on my butt a lot. looking forward to getting started. Fri, 9 Jan 2015 16:03:49 EST QUOTE AND QUESTION OF THE DAY - Jan. 9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x60269691 DAILY QUOTE: “Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.” ~ Jim Rohn <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Favorite board game? <BR> <BR> Is Yahtzee a board game? If so, then that is definitely it. we don't really play board games. Fri, 9 Jan 2015 09:45:20 EST my name is tammy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x60263582 hello everyone!!! MY NAME IS TAMMY, I AM MAKING A HUGH EFFORT TO GET BACK IN SHAPE AFTER A CAR WRECK THAT TOOK THREE YEARS TO FINALLY GET BACK INTO A WORLD WITH LESS DR VISITS. STILL HAVE MORE SURGRIES TO GO BUT I GAINED 100 PLUS LBS IN THE 3 YEARS THAT I WAS UNABLE TO DO ANYTHING. I HAVE BEEN GOING TO A TRAINER AND AM WORKING ON GETTING BACK IN SHAPE AND LOSING WIEGHT AND PROVING ALL MY DRS WRONG... THANKS Thu, 8 Jan 2015 18:44:19 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 01/08 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x60258225 DAILY QUOTE: “Hope has two beautiful daughters; their names are Anger and Courage. Anger at the way things are, and Courage to see that they do not remain as they are.” ~ Augustine of Hippo <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Do you have a favorite card game? <BR> <BR> Mom and I used to play rummy at night and that was fun, but I don't really play card games these days. Thu, 8 Jan 2015 10:06:24 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 01/07 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x60246290 DAILY QUOTE: “Don’t learn to do, but learn in doing.” ~ Samuel Butler <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Looking back at the past year, name one thing that you accomplished that you are proud of. <BR> <BR> I managed to go 6 weeks with 10,000 steps per day. <BR> Wed, 7 Jan 2015 09:55:14 EST Hello all! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x60234207 Hello everyone! <BR> <BR> My name is Aryana and I live in the Fort Worth area. I've had a sparkpeople account for three years, but I haven't been active with it. Now that I'm three years older and wiser, I am actively trying to take the right steps and change my life. With the help of my supportive (and sometimes naggy ;-) ) husband, I've started this year right. I hope to become more active in the message boards as well. Anyway, enough about me... Happy Exercising! Tue, 6 Jan 2015 10:14:12 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 01/06 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x60233997 DAILY QUOTE: “Choose the positive. You have a choice. You are the master of your attitude. Choose the positive, the constructive. Optimism is a faith that leads to success.” ~ Bruce Lee <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: What is your favorite fruit pie? <BR> <BR> Banana cream pie, I think. Although I haven't had it in years. Tue, 6 Jan 2015 10:00:16 EST I'm ready for the challenge!! :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x60229403 Hello My name is Lm, <BR> I am very happy to be a part of this wonderful community. I look forward to making many new and exciting changes in my life this year. I wish everyone a Happy New Year!! Mon, 5 Jan 2015 22:14:30 EST I'm ready for the challenge!! :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x60229393 Hello My name is Lm, <BR> I am very happy to be a part of this wonderful community. I look forward to making many new and exciting changes in my life this year. I wish everyone a Happy New Year!! Mon, 5 Jan 2015 22:14:13 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 1/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x60219535 DAILY QUOTE: The only thing you really control in life is your preparation. You may be up against more devious, more intelligent, or more excitable people, but you can’t control their conduct, steal their skills, or tranquilize their emotions. You can’t control external events. But if you prepare yourself and your team fully, you know that you will have done all you can do to achieve an optimal result.” ~ Ronald Shapiro, Dare to Prepare <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: What is your favorite flower... Mon, 5 Jan 2015 08:04:43 EST Hi I'm Deborah http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x60200344 I hope I can meet knew Friends on here. Sat, 3 Jan 2015 15:55:10 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 01/02 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x60185650 DAILY QUOTE: “Taking chances on opportunities, even if they aren’t right for you, gives you a clearer picture of where you want to go with your life and career.” ~ Lauren Bush Lauren <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: How many portions of fruit do you eat a day? <BR> <BR> Generally speaking 4. Some days are more and some are less, but on average 4. <BR> Fri, 2 Jan 2015 10:19:52 EST Hello 2015! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x60173763 I am a native Houstonian. Now live in Katy, TX. Mom of 4, grandmother of 6. Been absent from SP for a long time. Working on making this year different and sticking with it. <BR> Encouragement and accountability helps! <BR> Blessings to you all and success on your journey! Thu, 1 Jan 2015 09:34:24 EST Newbie Bio Post! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x60160859 Hey ya'll. My name is Megan, and I am glad to be joinin' this Spark Texas Team! I am hoping to lose 30lbs by this coming summer (2015), and I am looking forward to the journey with ya'll! Tue, 30 Dec 2014 22:02:40 EST Been Absent since 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x60157235 Hi, I'm back after a LOA of 3 years. After the loss of my fiancé this summer and a stressful school year, I decided that I better get back to Spark where i felt motivated. <BR> <BR> I live in Copperas Cove. I'm a third grade teacher, mom of two. I join 5Ks and belong to a local running group but I am the turtle of the group, but we have fun. <BR> <BR> Excited to be back! Tue, 30 Dec 2014 13:56:31 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 12/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x60155678 DAILY QUOTE: “To this day, even when I hear about problems, as you’ve probably noticed, I tend to call them challenges. I don’t dwell on them, and I immediately focus on how I can convert the challenge into an opportunity.” ~ Anthony Robbins, Awaken the Giant Within <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Would you rather go without television or fast food for the rest of your life? <BR> <BR> I think it would have to be fast food. I don't watch that much tv these days, but I like the option. We tend to... Tue, 30 Dec 2014 11:10:13 EST New Year New Life Resolution http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x60149594 I haven't been on here in probably a few years. I have a hard time doing this by myself and just never came back on here. I am going to give it a try once again and see what happens. Mon, 29 Dec 2014 18:10:53 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 12/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x60145556 DAILY QUOTE: It all begins and ends in your mind. What you give power to, has power over you. - unknown <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: What are your thoughts on re-gifting presents? <BR> <BR> It depends on what the gift is, but generally speaking, I will re-gift. <BR> Mon, 29 Dec 2014 10:33:19 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 12/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x60135787 DAILY QUOTE: “All goal setting must be immediately followed by both the development of a plan, and massive and consistent action toward its fulfillment.” ~ Anthony Robbins, Awaken the Giant Within <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Do you send holiday cards? <BR> <BR> I definitely try to, though it doesn't always happen that way. Sun, 28 Dec 2014 11:11:14 EST Abilene,Tx http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20963x34x60128188 Hello everyone in Texas <em>30</em> . Sat, 27 Dec 2014 12:32:09 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 12/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x60127559 DAILY QUOTE: “Although we can’t control which roles are assigned to us, it must be our business to act our given role as best we possibly can and to refrain from complaining about it. Where ever you find yourself and in whatever circumstances, give an impeccable performance.” ~ Epictetus, The Art of Living <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Do you have food that you have every New Year's Day? <BR> <BR> Yes, we cook black eyed peas (for luck) and cabbage for finances. <BR> <BR> Sorry I have been ... Sat, 27 Dec 2014 11:17:15 EST Back for Round 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x60122978 Hi, everyone! I am a returning sparker...lost 30 pounds the first round and then got waylaid by life. Since then, I've put every pound back on, plus a few. So this Texas is done and determined to get rid of it all for good! I have been married for 24 years and have two sons, ages 15 and 10. I've been teaching in the same school district for 21 years now but have left the traditional classroom this year to provide special services for dyslexic students and gifted/talented students. I look forw... Fri, 26 Dec 2014 20:09:34 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 12/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x60106391 DAILY QUOTE: “We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history, there “is” such a thing as being too late. This is no time for apathy or complacency. This is a time for vigorous and positive action.” ~ Martin Luther King Jr. <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Have you ever been part of a parade? <BR> <BR> Yes. I was in Colorguard and twirled a flag in HS so we were always in the parades. Wed, 24 Dec 2014 09:39:32 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 12/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x60074943 DAILY QUOTE: “The people who are good in the long run fail a lot, especially at the beginning. So, when you fail early, it might be worth realizing that this is part of the deal, the price you pay for being good in the long run. Every rejection is a gift. A chance to learn and to do it better next time. An opportunity to figure out how to bounce, not break. Don’t waste them.” ~ Seth Godin, Blog <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Share one pet peeve that causes you more grief than it should. <BR> <... Sat, 20 Dec 2014 11:49:40 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 12/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x60066716 DAILY QUOTE: “Look at what you’ve got and make the best of it. It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.” ~ Proverb <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: What color ink do you prefer to write in? <BR> <BR> I always write out official documents in black or blue as I think it looks more professional, but when I send greeting cards I tend to use green ink. <BR> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:23:09 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 12/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x60057681 DAILY QUOTE: “To this day, even when I hear about problems, as you’ve probably noticed, I tend to call them challenges. I don’t dwell on them, and I immediately focus on how I can convert the challenge into an opportunity.” ~ Anthony Robbins, Awaken the Giant Within <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Share your favorite material object that you already own. <BR> <BR> My Kindle. <BR> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:40:46 EST Introduction! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x60041553 My name is Stephanie. I am a 23 year old single mother of a wonderful 3 year old boy. I work full time, and I am an online continuing college student. I have a lot on my plate, so I end up putting my health on the back burner. I eat what I have time for, and when I cook(which is less than I should) I make whatever is fast. However, I was recently told I have pre-diabetes and need to start watching myself. This really struck a chord with me because I realized that if I am unhealthy, then my so... Tue, 16 Dec 2014 13:49:54 EST HEEEELLLLO from SAN ANTONIO http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x60040044 <em>524</em> <BR> Hi to all. I am April (Metarubbish) and I have been on Sparkpeople since Dec 8, 2014. So far I have lost 7 lbs and plan to lose at least 11 more. I am an avid non-profit volunteer; a mom, Disabled Army Veteran; wife to a disabled Army soldier (retiring this yr-YAY!);a multi-medium artist that creates repurposed/recycled gifts and art, and a few other titles for other business ventures. <BR> So here is the "meat" of me as well: I've had multiple military injury surgeries ... Tue, 16 Dec 2014 10:46:21 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 12/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x60039827 DAILY QUOTE: “Don’t waste yourself in rejection, nor bark against the bad, but chant the beauty of the good.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Name one hobby that you would like to improve on. <BR> <BR> I want to improve at sewing on the sewing machine. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 10:30:00 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 12/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x60030787 DAILY QUOTE: “If you want to make a positive impact, no matter how far-reaching, start at home. Treat your family members like treasures.” ~ John C. Maxwell, Today Matters <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: If money and time were no object, what would you be doing right now? <BR> <BR> If I were honest, reading or baking. Mon, 15 Dec 2014 10:50:15 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 12/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x60021178 DAILY QUOTE: “Dealing with our overweight – or with any of our life’s difficulties, for that matter – is not a battle to be fought. Instead, we must learn how to make friends with our hardships and challenges. They are there to help us; they are natural opportunities for deeper understanding and transformation, brining us more joy and peace as we learn to work with them.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh, Savor <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: If you had to be allergic to a food, what food would it be? <BR> <B... Sun, 14 Dec 2014 10:56:22 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 12/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x60011938 DAILY QUOTE: “Always take the stairs. There’ll be plenty of days where you can’t, so accept the opportunity to take the stairs as a gift and make a deposit into your Future Health account.” ~ Nick Crocker, Medium <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: When using the dishwasher do you use powder detergent or liquid? <BR> <BR> We use the Finish Powerball Tabs...not sure what you would consider that. Sat, 13 Dec 2014 07:52:08 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 12/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x60005154 DAILY QUOTE: “And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in.” ~ Haruki Murakami <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone and mailed it? <BR> <BR> I have to admit that it has been awhile probably over a year. Fri, 12 Dec 2014 10:19:16 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 12/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x59996538 DAILY QUOTE: “Choose the positive. You have a choice. You are the master of your attitude. Choose the positive, the constructive. Optimism is a faith that leads to success.” ~ Bruce Lee <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Name your three favorite winter drinks: <BR> <BR> Hot Chocolate, hot tea, water. <BR> Thu, 11 Dec 2014 10:32:40 EST Ideal Protein beginner http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x59990246 Hi, I have joined sparkpeople to get more tips and support for fellow Ideal Protein dieters. Wed, 10 Dec 2014 16:43:49 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 12/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x59988049 DAILY QUOTE “If your fidelity to perfectionism is too high, you never do anything.” ~ David Foster Wallace <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: List 3 of your favorite holiday movies. <BR> <BR> It's a Wonderful Life <BR> Miracle on 34th Street (with Natalie Wood) <BR> Shop Around the Corner (although not technically a Christmas movie, it does have Christmas in it) Wed, 10 Dec 2014 11:31:40 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 12/09 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x59978237 DAILY QUOTE: “You have power over your mind — not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.” ~ Marcus Aurelius, Meditations <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Have you ever made a difference in someone’s life during Christmas? <BR> <BR> Yes, the place where I worked several years ago took on several families that had requested assistance through the food pantry. I have to admit that it was one of the most rewarding Christmas experiences that I have ever had. There was nothing like ... Tue, 9 Dec 2014 10:58:11 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 12/08 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x59967939 DAILY QUOTE: “As the physically weak man can make himself strong by careful and patient training, so the man of weak thoughts can make them strong by exercising himself in right thinking.” ~ James Allen, As a Man Thinketh <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Have you ever learned a second language? <BR> <BR> I learned American Sign Language as a kid. I wish that I had continued with it. It frustrates me now when I run into someone who is deaf and I can't talk to them. Mon, 8 Dec 2014 10:08:00 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 12/07 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x59959717 DAILY QUOTE: “When we plant a rose seed in the earth, we notice that it is small, but we do not criticize it as “rootless and stemless.” We treat it as a seed, giving it the water and nourishment required of a seed. When it first shoots up out of the earth, we don’t condemn it as immature and underdeveloped; nor do we criticize the buds for not being open when they appear. We stand in wonder at the process taking place and give the plant the care it needs at each stage of its development. The... Sun, 7 Dec 2014 12:04:54 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 12/06 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x59951101 DAILY QUOTE: “Your journey to a healthier weight is not a journey that you start and then give up. It is a journey that you are living every day for the rest of your life.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh, Savor <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Have you ever baked a cake from scratch? <BR> <BR> Yes, I made carrot cake and a chocolate cake, both with cream cheese icing/chocolate cream cheese icing for my husband and co-worker's birthdays. Sat, 6 Dec 2014 11:22:23 EST Hey everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x59944085 My name is Ashley, and I am new to this site. I have tried diets before, and they never last. I am hoping that by joining with a community and having that extra support around me, I will be more determined. I am 30 years old and I need to lose about 40 pounds, just so I can feel better about myself, as well as being more healthy, and increasing energy to do fun things with my daughter. I sit behind a desk at work all day, and when I get home I am taking care of household and kids. I want to l... Fri, 5 Dec 2014 12:54:41 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 12/05 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x59942711 DAILY QUOTE: “As the fletcher whittles and makes straight his arrows, so the master directs his straying thoughts.” ~ The Buddha <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Finish this sentence: I am interested in…new recipes and new adventures. Fri, 5 Dec 2014 10:08:57 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 12/04 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x59934255 DAILY QUOTE: “Light tomorrow with today.” ~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Complete this sentence: I am happy when…I have quiet time to sit down and read. Thu, 4 Dec 2014 10:42:20 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 12/02 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x59914669 DAILY QUOTE: “Having a mental snapshot of where you are, where you are going, and what you are moving toward is incredibly powerful.” ~ Sara Blakely <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Finish this sentence: I am good at…baking. I still feel like I'm coming to my own when it comes to cooking, but I have always enjoyed baking. Tue, 2 Dec 2014 10:05:58 EST Hello Spark Team! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x59905750 Good morning everyone! My name is Regina Everman and I'm a native Texan born and still live in San Antonio, Texas. I'm 61 years young and can still keep up with my 6 grandchildren ranging from 12 months to 9 years. My husband and I have been married for 33 years and have 3 grown children, 2 girls and the youngest is my wonderful son. I graduated in 2007 from Wayland Baptist University at the age of 54. I decided at my 50th birthday to go back to school and get my degree I never was able to ob... Mon, 1 Dec 2014 12:25:08 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 12/01 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x59904485 DAILY QUOTE: “Think of your mind, your emotions, and your spirit as the ultimate garden. The way to ensure a bountiful, nourishing harvest is to plant seeds like love, warmth, and appreciation, instead of seeds like disappointment, anger, and fear.” ~ Anthony Robbins, Awaken the Giant Within <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Finish this sentence: I enjoy...spending time with family and baking. Mon, 1 Dec 2014 10:17:42 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 11/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x59887547 DAILY QUOTE: “You’ve achieved cheerfulness the day you realize that no matter what’s happening around you, being anything other than cheerful will not make it better.” ~ Anthony Robbins, Awaken the Giant Within <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Do you celebrate Christmas and/or Hanukkah or some other holiday (forgive me, but I don't know all of them)? <BR> <BR> We celebrate Christmas. Sat, 29 Nov 2014 11:54:51 EST Who Would be interested in a Rally in Kyle/Austin http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=595x34x59881486 Hoosiergirlindy and I are thinking about bringing one of our rallies there this spring/summer. <BR> Would anybody be interested? <BR> <BR> We give away Spark/health related prizes. <BR> Meet our Spark Friends and make buddy lists. <BR> Listen to speakers who have lost up to 200 pounds plus and kept it off... they tell us how they did it and how you can too! <BR> Have lunch together at a local restaurant. <BR> Get INSPIRED! <BR> <BR> My family lives in Kyle/Austin, so I would love to visit! ... Fri, 28 Nov 2014 14:59:36 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 11/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x59880103 DAILY QUOTE: “I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re doing something. So that’s my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. Make new mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nDAILY QUOTE: “I hope that in this year to ... Fri, 28 Nov 2014 11:22:50 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 11/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x59874293 DAILY QUOTE: “When you suffer, you can look deeply at your situation and find the many blessings that are already surrounding you. It is wonderful to sit with a pen and paper and write down all the conditions for happiness that are already there, already available to you right in this moment.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh, Savor <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: What are you thankful for today? <BR> <BR> Aside from that I woke up this morning, I am thankful that my crew is under one roof. Thu, 27 Nov 2014 11:25:11 EST Happy Thanksgiving from North of Dallas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x59872905 Hi everyone! I started 4 days ago & just found my mail inviting me to this forum. It might seem crazy to start the week of Thanksgiving but I figure holidays and challenging times come all year, every year. If I truly mean this to be a life change, not a diet, there's no better time to start! Allison Thu, 27 Nov 2014 08:20:43 EST Hello from Mountain Home,Texas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x59867497 Hello and I'm back. Forgotten how challenging I found the trackers but I'm sure I'll figure it out. <BR> <BR> I'm fixing to have my 70th birthday, I'm a born Texas, retired operating room nurse, a widow for 3 yrs. and I live with 2 dogs and a cat 23 miles from Kerrville. Mountain Home really isn't a town. It's a post office, a volunteer fire dept. and Baptist Church. <BR> <BR> I belong to the Diabetes Management team also. Will check in from time to time and thanks for the welcoming. <... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 13:40:48 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 11/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x59866649 DAILY QUOTE: “Choose the positive. You have a choice. You are the master of your attitude. Choose the positive, the constructive. Optimism is a faith that leads to success.” ~ Bruce Lee <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: When you’re holiday shopping, do you make lists? <BR> <BR> No, but I probably should. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:46:02 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 11/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x59858244 DAILY QUOTE: “You don’t win an Olympic gold medal with a few weeks of intensive training. There’s no such thing as an overnight opera sensation. Great law firms or design companies don’t spring up overnight… Every great company, every great brand, and every great career has been built in exactly the same way: bit by bit, step by step, little by little.” ~ Seth Godin <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: If you could purchase one thing that you don’t need at all for yourself today, what would it be? <B... Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:09:25 EST Hello everyone. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x59852926 My name is Corliss, I am a Christian and child of the Most High God. I am a divorced mom of 11 children, all 11 are from my ex husband. Seven of them are grown and on their own. I am also a grand mother of 4 with a 5th on the way. I am engaged to a wonderful man who loves me and my children. We home school the four children that are still at home. I am from Killeen Texas but currently the six of us live in La Marque, Texas where my fiance' was born and grew up. I started with Spark Peopl... Mon, 24 Nov 2014 20:52:49 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 11/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x59848427 DAILY QUOTE: “Don’t learn to do, but learn in doing.” ~ Samuel Butler <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Does your significant other shop with you? Do they love it/hate it? <BR> <BR> Depends on if I'm doing the speedy man shopping (only what's on the list) or if I'm lazily checking out extra racks, etc. <BR> Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:17:20 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 11/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x59840199 DAILY QUOTE: “Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happens to him.” ~ Aldous Huxley <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: List a few of your favorite stores. <BR> <BR> Target, Macy's, Belk, Kohl's, Joann's and Hobby Lobby. Sun, 23 Nov 2014 14:29:34 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 11/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x59832090 DAILY QUOTE: “If you’re feeling really sad, there is only one reason: it’s because you’re deleting all the reasons you could be feeling good. And if you’re feeling good, it’s because you’re deleting all the bad things you could be focusing on.” ~ Anthony Robbins, Awaken the Giant Within <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Do you prefer to shop in-store or online? <BR> <BR> Depends on what I am shopping for. If it is for something I know will fit or I don't have to try on, then I will buy online. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 15:07:18 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 11/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x59822175 DAILY QUOTE: “By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be. Put your future in good hands — your own.” ~ Mark Victor Hansen <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Have you started shopping for Christmas gifts yet? <BR> <BR> Not really. I just recently got a list from 2 out of the 3 kids and I am still trying to extract a list from DH. <BR> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 10:45:42 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 11/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x59813147 DAILY QUOTE: “To achieve goals you’ve never achieved before, you need to start doing things you’ve never done before.” ~ Stephen Covey, The 8th Habit <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Do you shop on Black Friday? <BR> <BR> I have once or twice, but I just don't get into the craziness these days. There is too much that I can get online, etc. to bother with it. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 10:57:45 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 11/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x59804130 DAILY QUOTE: “Failures are life’s way of nudging you and letting you know you are off course. Trying new things and not being afraid to fail along the way are more important than what you learn in school.” ~ Sara Blakely <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Is there one dish that you look forward to having on the holidays? <BR> <BR> I greatly enjoy our cornbread dressing and Cherries Delight. I still indulge, but I have found that I don't have to eat half of the container to be satisfied. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 10:37:33 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 11/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x59795124 DAILY QUOTE: “Doing your best is taking the action because you love it, not because you’re expecting a reward. Most people do the exact opposite: They only take action when they expect a reward, and they don’t enjoy the action. And that’s the reason why they don’t do their best.” ~ don Miguel Ruiz, The Four Agreements <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Do you make seasonal goodies for Thanksgiving/Christmas? If so, has it changed since you started your weight loss journey? <BR> <BR> I try to, it doe... Tue, 18 Nov 2014 11:06:25 EST QUOTE AND QUESTION OF THE DAY - Nov. 17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x59785566 DAILY QUOTE: “Thought is the original source of all wealth, all success, all material gain, all great discoveries and inventions, and all achievement.” ~ Claude M. Bristol <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: What are your "go to" shoes when the cooler weather hits? <BR> <BR> Honestly, I tend to wear boots for most of the winter. However, this year I seem to be sticking with tights and my Vionic flats. We'll see how things continue. <BR> Mon, 17 Nov 2014 11:49:15 EST Here in TX by way of WI http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x59778278 Howdy!! <BR> <BR> I'm Leann. I joined SP the end of July of this year and I absolutely LOVE this website! I'm originally from MN, but now my husband and I spend our winters here in southern TX and summers in northern WI at our cabin. Actually, we're TX residents, too! No State Income tax here! Looking forward to meeting all you Texans!! <em>244</em> Sun, 16 Nov 2014 17:11:14 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 11/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x59776036 DAILY QUOTE: “The straight line cannot proceed through the torturous twists of life.” ~ Giambattista Vico <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Finish this statement: Today I decided...that I am going to head to the Farmer's Market and pick up some produce. I am also going to make some chicken and dumplings because it is yummy comfort food. Sun, 16 Nov 2014 11:33:26 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 11/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x59768881 DAILY QUOTE: “There’s always a way – if you’re committed.” ~ Anthony Robbins <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Finish this sentence: Today I am buying...(hopefully) my daughter a dress for the Christmas party at the Country Club that her bio mom's family has every year. Sat, 15 Nov 2014 13:11:17 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 11/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x59758833 DAILY QUOTE: “The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.” ~ Alan Watts <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: How often do you read? <BR> <BR> Not nearly as often as I would like. I love to have hours that I can just snuggle under a blanket and sit and read. It's one of my favorite things to do. I just need to carve out more time to do it. Fri, 14 Nov 2014 10:13:18 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 11/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x59749801 DAILY QUOTE: “Choose the positive. You have a choice. You are the master of your attitude. Choose the positive, the constructive. Optimism is a faith that leads to success.” ~ Bruce Lee <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: What makes you awesome? List at least five qualities/hobbies/habits make you cool and unique? <BR> <BR> Although my parents came from families with multiple children, I am an only child. I did not learn to bowl until I was in college and then I bowled leagues with my cousin for a ... Thu, 13 Nov 2014 10:58:51 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 11/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x59740006 DAILY QUOTE: “Thought is the original source of all wealth, all success, all material gain, all great discoveries and inventions, and all achievement.” ~ Claude M. Bristol <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Do you generally get your hair done/cut/colored by the same person? <BR> <BR> Now I just do it myself. Before, aside from my Mom, I can count on one hand the number of people that have cut/permed my hair. <BR> Wed, 12 Nov 2014 11:08:40 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 11/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x59729318 DAILY QUOTE: “What you’re supposed to do when you don’t like a thing is change it. If you can’t change it, change the way you think about it. Don’t complain.” ~ Maya Angelou <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: I am really trying to steer clear of my "favorite" winter drink, which is hot chocolate because it is loaded with sugar. I do allow myself to have it but not drink it all day. What is your "go to" drink in the winter time? <BR> <BR> I am trying to switch to tea. I have found several that I li... Tue, 11 Nov 2014 10:11:19 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 11/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x59719429 DAILY QUOTE: “I’ve learned that there is absolutely no value in pessimism.” ~ Franklin Leonard <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: How often do you change up what you eat? <BR> <BR> Probably not nearly as often as I should. I seemed to be in smoothie mode for breakfast and it works for me. I do try to change up what I put in it occasionally. I've started added spinach, which my daughter thinks is just gross, but I like it. Mon, 10 Nov 2014 10:33:27 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 11/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x59710428 DAILY QUOTE: “If you’re feeling really sad, there is only one reason: it’s because you’re deleting all the reasons you could be feeling good. And if you’re feeling good, it’s because you’re deleting all the bad things you could be focusing on.” ~ Anthony Robbins, Awaken the Giant Within <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: What was the best thing that happened to you this past week? <BR> <BR> I'm certain that there are multiple things, but what comes to my mind is celebrating my Mom's birthday and g... Sun, 9 Nov 2014 12:39:30 EST Wasn't Born Here, But Got Here FAST http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x59703371 I was raised Texan from 4 yrs old, and and educated in Aggieland. <BR> <BR> I'm new (again) to SP and WW. I'm just going to keep trying until, one day, I reach my goal and have to learn how to maintain my weight! That'll be a great season... but just as trying in some ways, I'm sure. lol <BR> <BR> Blessings, <BR> Deb Sat, 8 Nov 2014 16:53:23 EST Hi Im New To The Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x59694475 My name is Merida I am a mother of 6 wonderful kids, married to the most amazing supportive husband ever. I once was a member of Spark and stopped using it when unfortunate things happened in my life but I'M BACK! I now have a new life, new husband and had two beautiful babies back to back. I need to go back to the weight I once lost years ago and I'm determined to start running again and live a healthy lifestyle for my family but most importantly ME. I'm a very happy go lucky type of girl, w... Fri, 7 Nov 2014 16:02:14 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 11/07 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x59692372 DAILY QUOTE: “When it comes to health and well-being, regular exercise is about as close to a magic potion as you can get.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh, Savor <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Have you ever decided to go vegetarian? Do you do "meatless Mondays"? <BR> <BR> I generally try to prepare meals that are meatless once a week or so, but it's not something that always happens on a Monday. There are times that I will put a small amount of meat in, but bulk it up with lots of veggies and beans. Fri, 7 Nov 2014 11:09:09 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 11/06 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x59681954 DAILY QUOTE: “Life is meant to be enjoyed. Sure, I agree with this statement (as many of us would) but the problem is this is used to justify all kinds of cr@ppy behavior. Might as well scarf down those Doritos and Twinkies, because hey, life is meant to be enjoyed, right? No. You can do without junk food and still enjoy life. You can exercise and enjoy it. You can give up pretty much anything and still enjoy life, if you learn to see almost any activity as enjoyable.” ~ Leo Babauta, Blog <B... Thu, 6 Nov 2014 10:39:01 EST Returning Backslider! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x59672022 Well, I am here again. This is my umpteenth start with Spark People. I have given up so many times before but a recent trip to Branson (I just got back 2 days ago) has made me realize that I want to be able to walk where I want to walk and not feel like I am going to die! I am the only one responsible for me and what I have done to myself. I weigh a whopping 305 pounds again and I am disgusted with myself. But, I have no one to blame but me. So here I am again starting from where I have found... Wed, 5 Nov 2014 11:10:52 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 11/05 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x59671591 DAILY QUOTE: “Don’t find yourself, create yourself. We have the ability to become whoever we want to become, and to materialize the kind of lives we want to live. That’s a power that we can cultivate. The person you think you are, the kind of life you have right now, isn’t all that there is. You won’t always be this person, you can change, you can be better. You are meant to do great things, create yourself to become that person.” ~ Satori, infinitesatori.org <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Were ... Wed, 5 Nov 2014 10:42:41 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 11/04 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x59661198 DAILY QUOTE: “Man creates what he is, man creates himself. The meaning has to be created. You have to sing your meaning, you have to dance your meaning, you have to paint your meaning, you have to live it. Through living, it will arise; through dancing, it will start penetrating your being. Through singing, it will come to you. It is not like a rock just lying there to be found, it has to bloom in your being.” ~ Osho, The Book of Understanding <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Do you (or someone in... Tue, 4 Nov 2014 10:22:58 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 11/03 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x59650447 DAILY QUOTE: “Sometimes our grandiose plans to do great things at some later time interfere with our chances to do little things right now.” ~ Richard Carlson, Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten? <BR> <BR> I am not sure anything I've eaten I would classify as weird. Mon, 3 Nov 2014 10:21:24 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 11/02 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x59639392 DAILY QUOTE: “Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.” ~ Martin Luther King Jr. <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: If you had last week over again what would you do differently? <BR> <BR> Eat better. I didn't eat horribly, but lunches were not planned nearly so well. I'm shooting for fixing a big soup in the crockpot to take for lunch all week. <BR> Sun, 2 Nov 2014 10:06:46 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 11/01 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x59631148 DAILY QUOTE: “If you can find happiness inside you, then no matter what’s happening externally, you can access this source of happiness. You might lose your job, get sick, lose a loved one, have to go through a difficult medical procedure, go through a divorce … and you can still find this happiness. It’s there if you choose to use it. The external circumstances of your life matter, but they don’t take away your true source of happiness.” ~ Leo Babauta, Zen Habits <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: ... Sat, 1 Nov 2014 14:05:28 EST Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x59624908 Hi! My name is Mary Beth and I'm new to SparkPeople and the Texas forum. I'm recommitting to my low-carb lifestyle. I blogged about that, so I don't need to go too in-depth here. Let's just say my daughter told me I was going to be a grandma and I'm the one who's gained the baby weight. <em>28</em> <BR> <BR> I look forward to meeting everyone! Fri, 31 Oct 2014 21:50:54 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 10/31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x59620263 DAILY QUOTE: “The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude to me is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness, or skill. It will make or break a company… a church… a home. The remarkable thing is, we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that... Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:04:52 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 10/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x59611128 Daily Quote: “Problems are just mile markers. Each one we pass means we’ve gotten better.” ~ Tony Hsieh, Delivering Happiness <BR> <BR> Daily Question: How do you handle outings, etc. that may get you off plan? <BR> <BR> I try to deal with them as they come. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:27:47 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 10/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x59601087 DAILY QUOTE: “You can conquer almost any fear if you will only make up your mind to do so. For remember, fear doesn’t exist anywhere except in the mind.” ~ Dale Carnegie <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Do you have a plan for Halloween? Do you partake in any of the Halloween candy? <BR> <BR> I generally will allow myself to have a piece or 2 of candy, but I limit myself to 1 or 2 pieces. We have not bought candy for the last couple of years...we give away Takis instead. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 11:19:29 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 10/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x59591398 DAILY QUOTE: “Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses.” ~ Alphonse Karr <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Have you read a book or seen a movie recently that you would recommend? <BR> <BR> I am reading Gone Girl, but haven't had much time since Mom has moved in and honestly I can't remember the last movie we saw. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 12:14:37 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 10/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x59579530 10/27/2014 10:31:34 AM report this post | ground rules <BR> DAILY QUOTE: “Gardens are not made by sitting in the shade.” ~ English Proverb <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Name one staple that you keep in your refrigerator year round. <BR> <BR> Apples. We try to keep tomatoes in there too, but when they start getting too expensive or don't look good, we go without. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 10:34:57 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 10/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x59571003 DAILY QUOTE: “You may never know what results come of your action, but if you do nothing there will be no result.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: How do you get your water in everyday? Do you mix things in? Drink Infused water? <BR> <BR> I just drink water. My body craves it. Every now and again if I want something different, I will drink unsweet tea. Sun, 26 Oct 2014 13:00:13 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 10/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x59561777 DAILY QUOTE: “When you walk with purpose, you collide with destiny.” ~ Bertice Berry <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: What is your first morning beverage? <BR> <BR> I normally have my morning coffee before I have my water. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 11:59:07 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 10/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x59552062 DAILY QUOTE: "Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results.” ~ Willie Nelson <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Do you have a favorite day of the week? <BR> <BR> I think it would have to be Thursday to be honest. My PointsPlus start over and I have the weekend to look forward to. <BR> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:44:43 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 10/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x59543563 DAILY QUOTE: “You have power over your mind — not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.” ~ Marcus Aurelius, Meditations <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: What is your favorite ice cream? <BR> <BR> Mine is actually not an ice cream. My favorite thing is Lime Sherbet. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:12:16 EST my name is Angel. I suffer from chronic illness. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x59528057 My name is Angel, I really need to get back into shape. I have fibro and a muscle disease, it all peaked last fall when I caught the Epstein barr virus from my little boy. I still get painful lymph nodes/spleen. My energy and strength were starting to disappear. The weekly shots I have been getting have made significant changes, and I am starting to regain my life, little by little. Have a great day! Tue, 21 Oct 2014 22:10:45 EST New here from Deer Park, TX http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x59524591 Hey Everyone <em>213</em> Just getting started and looking forward to being apart of the team! <BR> <BR> I am starting this with a new attitude. My goals are simple....show up everyday, track my food (whatever that may be) and track some movement. Total honesty and No excuses. <BR> <BR> Looking forward to sharing this journey with all of you! <em>381</em> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:44:05 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 10/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x59522540 DAILY QUOTE: “I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back.” ~ Maya Angelou <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Is there a form of exercise that you have never tried that you really want to? What and Why? <BR> <BR> Hot Hula. A girlfriend of mine started taking it several years ago and is now teaching it. It looks like so much fun. <BR> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:58:58 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 10/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x59500688 DAILY QUOTE: “Life doesn’t reward the naturally clever or strong but those who can learn to fight and work hard and never quit. ~ Bear Grylls <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Do you plan vacations around exercise? <BR> <BR> We have. A couple of years ago for our honeymooniversary, we went to Hot Springs so we could use their Y facilities there. :-) Sun, 19 Oct 2014 11:00:40 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 10/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x59492605 DAILY QUOTE: “Choose the positive. You have a choice. You are the master of your attitude. Choose the positive, the constructive. Optimism is a faith that leads to success.” ~ Bruce Lee <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: What is your favorite thing about your favorite exercise? <BR> <BR> Even though it is walking, I can change it up. I can pick a different DVD, I can walk outside or on the treadmill. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 11:02:18 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 10/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x59462300 DAILY QUOTE: “The only thing we can control is what we do in the present. The more we replay yesterday, the further we get from today’s opportunities. And the further away we move from opportunities, the tougher the road is to get back. Opportunities never look as good coming as they do going, and they wait for no one. We need to be highly attentive to spot them. And we must be focused on our present capabilities, not past regrets.” ~ John C. Maxwell, Leadership Gold <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTIO... Wed, 15 Oct 2014 08:00:26 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x59460682 just wanted to introduce myself and say I am happy to be apart of this Texas Team. <BR> <BR> Hope to celebrate our healthy journey together. <BR> <BR> Melissa Wed, 15 Oct 2014 00:23:31 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 10/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x59433624 DAILY QUOTE: “The grass is always greener where you water it.” ~ Unknown <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Does your name have a special meaning or were you named after someone special? <BR> <BR> My first name does not, but my middle name is a family name. Sun, 12 Oct 2014 10:51:17 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 10/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x59425062 DAILY QUOTE: “You have power over your mind — not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.” ~ Marcus Aurelius, Meditations <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Are you making progress with your October goals? <BR> <BR> Yes. I am excited about how I am doing and to keep moving forward. Sat, 11 Oct 2014 10:41:30 EST Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x59417352 Hi. I'm Bre. <BR> Born and raised in Katy, Tx. <BR> Started looking for other ways to stay motivated and came across this website. <BR> Officially set my winter goal to lose 40 Lbs. Wish me luck.! Fri, 10 Oct 2014 11:29:02 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 10/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x59416870 DAILY QUOTE: “You can conquer almost any fear if you will only make up your mind to do so. For remember, fear doesn’t exist anywhere except in the mind.” ~ Dale Carnegie <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: What’s your favorite cartoon character and why? <BR> <BR> I love the classics (Roadrunner & Coyote, Tom & Jerry), but I think that Scooby will always be my favorite. I watched him, my DS23 watched him with me too. <BR> Fri, 10 Oct 2014 10:41:54 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 10/09 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x59407117 DAILY QUOTE: “Your mind will be like its habitual thoughts; for the soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts. Soak it then in such trains of thoughts as, for example: Where life is possible at all, a right life is possible.” ~ Marcus Aurelius, Meditations <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Do you have seasonal allergies? How do you battle them? <BR> <BR> I do have them and I take Zyrtec everyday and when they are really bad, I add at least a 1000 mg of Vitamin C with Rose Hips. It seems to... Thu, 9 Oct 2014 11:01:30 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 10/08 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x59396073 DAILY QUOTE: “Never accept or be too comfortable with the status quo, because the companies that get into trouble are historically the ones that aren’t able to adapt to change and respond quickly enough.” ~ Tony Hsieh, Delivering Happiness <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Is there any skill that you used to know and would like to re-learn (or wish you still knew) or a new skill that you would like to know? <BR> <BR> Yes, I wish I could still sign fluently like I could when I was younger. It is o... Wed, 8 Oct 2014 09:49:36 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 10/07 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x59386276 DAILY QUOTE: “The straight line cannot proceed through the torturous twists of life.” ~ Giambattista Vico <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: If you had one day to live over again, what day would that be? <BR> <BR> I think it would be my wedding day. I feel like I didn't get to spend time with everyone because I was so torn by all the things that we needed to do. <BR> Tue, 7 Oct 2014 10:22:03 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 10/06 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x59374569 DAILY QUOTE: “You cannot buy or win happiness. You must choose it.” ~ John C. Maxwell, Today Matters <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: If you had to be allergic to something, what would it be? <BR> <BR> I would prefer not to be allergic to anything, but if I had to be allergic to something, I think I'd prefer for it to be something I don't like. Cantaloupe or something like that. <BR> <BR> <BR> Sorry for not starting a thread yesterday, we had a fur baby hurt himself and we had to find a vet. Mon, 6 Oct 2014 10:15:33 EST Newbie from Goldthwaite, TX http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x59358956 New to SP and working on losing about 25 pounds( I've already lost 5 since I started my journey Aug 30) Here for all the great stuff SP has to offer and for a good support system :) Sat, 4 Oct 2014 20:09:41 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 10/04 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x59354475 DAILY QUOTE: “The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.” ~ Alan Watts <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: If I gave you $10,000 what would you spend it on? <BR> <BR> As boring as it is, I think I would pay off some debt, and save some for future use! Sat, 4 Oct 2014 10:06:09 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 10/03 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x59344848 DAILY QUOTE: “A man’s mind may be likened to a garden, which may be intelligently cultivated or allowed to run wild; but whether cultivated or neglected, it must, and will, bring forth. If no useful seeds are put into it, then an abundance of useless weed-seeds will fall therein, and will continue to produce their kind.” ~ James Allen, As a Man Thinketh <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Have you set new goals for the month of October or are you continuing with the goals for September? <BR> <BR> I... Fri, 3 Oct 2014 10:33:13 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 10/02 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x59334016 DAILY QUOTE: “Happiness, it turns out, is a skill—one that you can train, just like you train your body in the gym. This is the next big public health revolution. Get on board.” ~ Dan Harris, The Minimalists <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: If you could watch your favorite TV show right now, what would it be? <BR> <BR> I think it would have to be my latest addiction on Netflix, Call the Midwife. I am re-watching the first 2 seasons. Thu, 2 Oct 2014 10:14:57 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 10/01 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x59322253 DAILY QUOTE: “A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.” ~ Roald Dahl <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: If you could wish one thing to come true this year, what would it be? <BR> <BR> Snow on Christmas would be amazing, but having my mom out of rehab and for her not to have anymore accidents wou... Wed, 1 Oct 2014 09:58:46 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 09/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x59310898 DAILY QUOTE: “All worthwhile journeys have big obstacles. It’s the way of the world. The rewards go to those who can push through those trying moments and still manage to keep a smile on their face.” ~ Bear Grylls <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: If you could talk to anyone in the world (alive or dead), who would it be? <BR> <BR> I think, honestly, it would be my Nanny. I miss her even now and sometimes I just want to hear her voice and listen to her. <BR> <BR> My apologies again for being awa... Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:56:35 EST Just getting started http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x59281287 hello all!! I am new to this. I live in Kilgore. I am a very busy fulltime mom, nurse, and graduate student. Doesn't leave much time for exercise. My goal is to lose 43 pounds. Seems like a lot to me but it is what was recommended so I decided to go with it!! happy losing to all :) Sat, 27 Sep 2014 13:07:03 EST Restarted http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x59271182 Hi all. I've restarted and recommitted to getting healthy, not only for myself but my hubs. He has the health issues not me but if I want to keep him around, and I do, I have to do this and he will follow. He won't do it on his own. Hi to my dear friend TexasGidget! <BR> <BR> Stephanie Fri, 26 Sep 2014 11:47:30 EST New here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x59269787 Hi y'all. Newbie here ! I'm here for the encouragement and ideas. I hope to learn and share. Fri, 26 Sep 2014 09:27:04 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 09/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x59260295 DAILY QUOTE: “The body does not want you to do this. As you run, it tells you to stop but the mind must be strong. You always go too far for your body. You must handle the pain with strategy… It is not age; it is not diet. It is the will to succeed.” ~ Jacqueline Gareau, 1980 Boston Marathon Champ <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Brag about some of your daily, healthy habits. <BR> <BR> I drink a lot of water and tend to reach for that or unsweet tea to drink. <BR> <BR> All, the craziness conti... Thu, 25 Sep 2014 10:41:55 EST debroeg48 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x59260208 Hello, I'm new to this, hopefully I can lose the weight I need to, but I don't like yogurt. I'm 48 years old, I have 3 beautiful girls, and just became a grandma for the first time. I work at a bank, so I don't get to exercise at all. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 10:30:12 EST Hi yall from Dallas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x59257422 Just wanted to say hello to my fellow Texans! Glad to be here and looking forward to the journey. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 05:59:45 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 09/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x59238669 DAILY QUOTE: “Understand the value of time. Life ends up being really short, no matter how long you live. You can recover money, you can rebuild houses, you can re-buy glassware&#8202;—&#8202;but you can’t get back time.” ~ Nick Crocker, Medium <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: What is your favorite indulgence? <BR> <BR> Dessert...I have learned to not overdo it so much with dessert so I can have a small amount and move on. <BR> <BR> I am sorry that I wasn't able to start the thread on Sunday a... Tue, 23 Sep 2014 11:09:27 EST Howdy from Lubbock... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x59211146 Hello everyone I am new to Sparkpeople and the new way I am choosing to change my life. I have gotten to the highest I have ever been and it is due to being stuck on the couch a lot because of chronic pain and a depression med I was on. It really stinks being trapped in a prison of pain and depression that is 321 lbs. I am going to use the Wild Rose D-Tox and then Garden of life protein shakes and healthier eating. I have to wait till I get over this head cold first lol. But I have been shopp... Sat, 20 Sep 2014 21:19:43 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 09/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x59195092 DAILY QUOTE: “Strength doesn’t come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn’t.” ~ Oprah Winfrey <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Are you sunrise, daylight, twilight, or night? Please share why you picked your time of day? <BR> <BR> I think sunrise or twilight. It's just such a beautiful sight to watch. Although there are beautiful things about daylight (you can see the flowers in bloom, etc.) and night time (when you can see all the stars shining). T... Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:13:22 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 09/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x59186236 DAILY QUOTE: “You have power over your mind — not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.” ~ Marcus Aurelius, Meditations <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Oatmeal – hot or cold? <BR> <BR> Hot. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:05:31 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 09/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x59175700 DAILY QUOTE: “Look at what you’ve got and make the best of it. It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.” ~ Proverb <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: If you could meet one actor/actress to learn about them, dead or alive, who would it be? <BR> <BR> I go back and forth on this one. I think it would either have to be Shirley Temple Black or Audrey Hepburn. <BR> Wed, 17 Sep 2014 11:38:55 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 09/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x59151567 DAILY QUOTE:“Beginners are many; finishers are few.” ~ Stephen M. R. Covey, The Speed of Trust <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: If you could sit on a bench in a beautiful woods, who would you like sitting next to you on the bench and why? <BR> <BR> My husband, of course. I love just sitting and looking at the beautiful stuff with him. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 11:06:16 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 09/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x59140788 DAILY QUOTE: “All worthwhile journeys have big obstacles. It’s the way of the world. The rewards go to those who can push through those trying moments and still manage to keep a smile on their face.” ~ Bear Grylls <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Are you allergic to any fruits? <BR> <BR> Not that I am aware of. There are still so many I have not tried. <BR> Sun, 14 Sep 2014 11:21:15 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 09/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x59130974 DAILY QUOTE: “Choose the positive. You have a choice. You are the master of your attitude. Choose the positive, the constructive. Optimism is a faith that leads to success.” ~ Bruce Lee <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Would you rather be three inches taller or three inches shorter? <BR> <BR> Taller, definitely taller. Not that it would make me tall by any definition, but at least then I might break 5'. LOL Sat, 13 Sep 2014 09:58:02 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 09/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x59119561 DAILY QUOTE: “To achieve goals you’ve never achieved before, you need to start doing things you’ve never done before.” ~ Stephen Covey, The 8th Habit <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Are you allergic to any vegetables? <BR> <BR> If cilantro considered a vegetable, then yes, I am allergic. I am not allergic to any others that I am aware of. <BR> Fri, 12 Sep 2014 07:50:03 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 09/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x59111324 DAILY QUOTE: “If you imagine less, less will be what you undoubtedly deserve. Do what you love, and don’t stop until you get what you love. Work as hard as you can, imagine immensities, don’t compromise, and don’t waste time. Start now. Not 20 years from now, not two weeks from now. Now.” ~ Debbie Millman <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: When you drink your water do you like it plain or with a slice of fruit? <BR> <BR> I drink it plain at home, but it is nice to have it with a slice of fruit or ... Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:15:30 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 09/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x59100847 DAILY QUOTE:“You cannot buy or win happiness. You must choose it.” ~ John C. Maxwell, Today Matters <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Would you rather be deaf or blind? <BR> <BR> If I had to choose one or the other, I think it would have to be deaf. I have been around deaf people and used to know sign language and think that it would be easier for that to come back to me or re-learn than to try to learn something completely new. <BR> <BR> My sincerest apologies for not starting the thread yeste... Wed, 10 Sep 2014 10:16:11 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 09/08 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x59078179 DAILY QUOTE: “I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back.” ~ Maya Angelou <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Would you rather be hairy all over or completely bald? <BR> <BR> I think I'd rather be hairy all over...at least there is waxing and/or laser hair removal. Mon, 8 Sep 2014 08:11:24 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 09/07 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x59069399 DAILY QUOTE: “The only thing you really control in life is your preparation. You may be up against more devious, more intelligent, or more excitable people, but you can’t control their conduct, steal their skills, or tranquilize their emotions. You can’t control external events. But if you prepare yourself and your team fully, you know that you will have done all you can do to achieve an optimal result.” ~ Ronald Shapiro, Dare to Prepare <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Would you rather be invisib... Sun, 7 Sep 2014 10:58:58 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 09/06 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x59060938 DAILY QUOTE: “There is a hidden blessing in the most traumatic things we go through in our lives. My brain always goes to, ‘Where is the hidden blessing? What is my gift?'” ~ Sara Blakely <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Would you rather have a beach holiday or a mountain holiday? <BR> <BR> I like both. <BR> Sat, 6 Sep 2014 12:18:22 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 09/05 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x59049113 DAILY QUOTE: “When you make a small change, your ‘normal’ adjusts. Imagine that you’re used to a whole set of conditions — if you deviate from those conditions very much, you will be uncomfortable. Going to live in a foreign country where you don’t speak the language, don’t know anyone, aren’t used to the food, don’t understand the customs, don’t have the same kind of home you’re used to … this can be very difficult. But if you make one tiny change, it’s not very uncomfortable. And after a mo... Fri, 5 Sep 2014 08:05:04 EST I am new to Spark Texas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x59042248 Hello and thank you already for the warm welcomes I have received. My name is Joy and I am here to forge a community while pushing myself to me my best self. I have lost 91 lbs already, but have found some again. I have determined in my heart that I will not see those numbers again and I would like your support and accountability to ensure that I maintain my focus. I serve as an encourager, motivator and champion for so many others, I would like to find a place of my own to call HOME. I ... Thu, 4 Sep 2014 13:46:33 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 09/04 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x59040531 DAILY QUOTE: “We cannot become what we want to be by remaining what we are.” – Max DePree <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Would you rather listen to music or watch TV? <BR> <BR> That's difficult for me. I may have the tv on, but it doesn't mean I'm always watching it. Oftentimes I do it for the noise. When I'm working out, it is definitely music. <BR> <BR> Sorry for the late start. Technical difficulties. Thu, 4 Sep 2014 10:59:07 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 09/03 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x59029562 DAILY QUOTE: So, what if, instead of thinking about solving your whole life, you just think about adding additional good things. One at a time. Just let your pile of good things grow. - unknown <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Would you rather eat broccoli or carrots? <BR> <BR> Depends on my mood. I like broccoli a lot, cooked is my preference. With carrots, I don't like them cooked with the brown sugar, etc. I like them raw or cooked into something. Wed, 3 Sep 2014 10:19:00 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 09/02 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x59017666 DAILY QUOTE: “We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history, there “is” such a thing as being too late. This is no time for apathy or complacency. This is a time for vigorous and positive action.” ~ Martin Luther King Jr. <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Would you rather visit the doctor or the dentist? <BR> <BR> Probably the doctor, I usually know what's coming. After my last visits to the ... Tue, 2 Sep 2014 08:03:02 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 08/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x58982964 DAILY QUOTE: “While positive thinking doesn’t always work, negative thinking, unfortunately, almost always does.” ~ Gary Mack, Mind Gym <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: If you were given $10,000 and told you could donate it to a single charity of your choosing, what charity would you choose? <BR> <BR> I think if I could only donate to one, it would probably be the one that I work with each year preparing for the charity walk. I think I would prefer to split it out to help multiple charities. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:46:17 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x58977339 I am from the Texas panhandle. My biggest challenges are motivating myself to exercise and also making healthier and better food choices. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 21:51:00 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 08/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x58972354 DAILY QUOTE: “One of the most common mistakes and one of the costliest, is thinking that success is due to some genius, some magic something or other which we do not possess. Success is generally due to holding on and failure to let go. You decide to learn a language, study music, take a course in reading, train yourself physically. Will it be a success or failure? It depends upon how much pluck and perseverance that word ‘decide’ contains. The decision that nothing will overrule, the grip th... Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:10:33 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 08/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x58962251 DAILY QUOTE: “Thoughts of doubt and fear never accomplished anything, and never can. They always lead to failure. Purpose, energy, power to do, and all strong thoughts cease when doubt and fear creep in.” ~ James Allen, As a Man Thinketh <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Do you prefer cow’s milk or a different kind of milk? <BR> <BR> To drink, which is still sort of difficult for me unless I am in the mood, cow's milk. I was drinking almond or coconut for awhile. <BR> <BR> Sorry for the late po... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:40:34 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day - 08/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x58951691 DAILY QUOTE: “What you’re supposed to do when you don’t like a thing is change it. If you can’t change it, change the way you think about it. Don’t complain.” ~ Maya Angelou <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Are you left handed, right handed or ambidextrous? <BR> <BR> Right handed. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 08:04:54 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day - 08/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x58941358 DAILY QUOTE: “Our mind is the foundation of all our actions, whether they are actions of body, speech, or mind, i.e., thinking. Whatever we think, say, or do arises from our mind. What our consciousness consumes becomes the substance of our life, so we have to be very careful which nutriments we ingest.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh, Savor <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Have you ever needed a passport to travel? <BR> <BR> I can honestly say yes, but the kids and I wound up not going because we couldn't aff... Mon, 25 Aug 2014 08:12:51 EST Howdy ya'll! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x58926910 Just saying hello! My name is Kristal, I'm 28, I've been a big girl most of my life so I.m trying this weight loss thing again. First time around I lost 30 pounds but ended up pregnant with my son. :) I hope that doesnt happen again haha <BR> <BR> My starting weight was 254 and I'm in the 220's now, yay me! Who's from Texas around here? <BR> <BR> Have a good day ya'll! Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:26:47 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 08/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x58914593 DAILY QUOTE: We cannot become what we want to be by remaining what we are. - Max DePree <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Do you have one method that you use to split out your PointsPlus or your Calories each day? Do you only allot a specific number for each meal or snack? <BR> <BR> No, I know I should do that, but I generally don't. I try to focus on getting in my Good Health Guidelines. <BR> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 09:42:16 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 08/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x58906174 DAILY QUOTE: “As the physically weak man can make himself strong by careful and patient training, so the man of weak thoughts can make them strong by exercising himself in right thinking.” ~ James Allen, As a Man Thinketh <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Name one thing that you don't leave the house without. <BR> <BR> My cell phone. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:30:06 EST General Introduction to Forum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x58901640 I'm now semi-retired from healthcare. Still work about 50 hours per month. I like to stay in touch with changes and have an employer who still values my input. Yeah! <BR> <BR> My husband has now retired and we moved to a more rural area about an hour north of Houston. We love to ride motorcycles, and are beginning to do a little traveling. I do some gardening, love my dogs and my grandchildren, although they are in Utah. Skype. We are active in our church and my husband is a car nut... Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:47:42 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 08/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x58895598 DAILY QUOTE: “What got us to where we are today is not going to get us to where we need to go tomorrow.” ~ Blake Mycoskie <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: I know we seem to be losing so many great actors this year. One of them appearing most notably in my FB feed is Robin Williams. Do you have a favorite movie that he was in? <BR> <BR> I have so many. Mrs. Doubtfire, Popeye, The World According to Garp. I think if I had to go with one, it would be a hard choice. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:02:21 EST Hi!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x58889298 <em>213</em> Hello Guys! Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:53:44 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 08/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x58885624 DAILY QUOTE: “Doing your best is taking the action because you love it, not because you’re expecting a reward. Most people do the exact opposite: They only take action when they expect a reward, and they don’t enjoy the action. And that’s the reason why they don’t do their best.” ~ don Miguel Ruiz, The Four Agreements <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: What is your favorite season and why? <BR> <BR> I love spring when everything starts blooming and the grass and trees turn green again. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:02:53 EST Missionary Chef from Waxahachie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x58882639 Hey Guys, <BR> <BR> Introducing myself. I am a Chef and a Culinary Missionary with Mercy Chefs. I go into local, state and national disaster areas to prepare and serve fresh, high quality, professionally prepared meals for victims, volunteers, and first responders. I have been around Spark people for a while but really just got serious about losing weight on May 15, 2014. I was serving in a tornado ravaged area in Louisville, Mississippi and realized I was having trouble getting around in m... Tue, 19 Aug 2014 01:18:20 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 08/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x58875363 DAILY QUOTE: “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” &#8213; Confucius <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: How do you handle getting your calories/PointsPlus in when you aren't feeling well? <BR> <BR> I generally don't worry about it. I focus on trying to feel better. <BR> <BR> <BR> SORRY FOR NOT POSTING WAS IN BED WITH A MIGRAINE AND NAUSEA SINCE LATE SATURDAY EVENING. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 10:13:20 EST QUOTE AND ??QUESTION?? of the Day - 08/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x58856478 DAILY QUOTE: “In our culture, we grow up thinking that failure is a terrible thing, that it’s a setback, or worse, the end. Often it turns out to be the beginning of something better.” ~ Katherine Schwarzenegger <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: List three adjectives that describe you. <BR> <BR> Friendly, silly and loves to laugh. Sat, 16 Aug 2014 10:37:47 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 08/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x58846147 DAILY QUOTE: “Your mind will be like its habitual thoughts; for the soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts. Soak it then in such trains of thoughts as, for example: Where life is possible at all, a right life is possible.” ~ Marcus Aurelius, Meditations <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Today I...[finish this statement]. Today I feel positive about the coming week. I am going shopping and getting some meal prepping done at least for lunch! Fri, 15 Aug 2014 07:52:11 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 08/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x58836472 DAILY QUOTE: “You learn so much from taking chances, whether they work out or not. Either way, you can grow from the experience and become stronger and smarter.” ~ John Legend <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: What’s the last thing that made you laugh? <BR> <BR> Hmm, I have to admit that my DD and I have difficulty from time to time when we are talking. She was trying to say something and it came out funny. Perhaps not quite as funny as when I told DH that the fread was brozen, but it was funny. ... Thu, 14 Aug 2014 08:07:27 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 08/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x58826885 DAILY QUOTE: “Our mind is the foundation of all our actions, whether they are actions of body, speech, or mind, i.e., thinking. Whatever we think, say, or do arises from our mind. What our consciousness consumes becomes the substance of our life, so we have to be very careful which nutriments we ingest.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh, Savor <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Do you make grocery lists? <BR> <BR> I definitely try to. There are some things that we just know we need that may not have gotten on th... Wed, 13 Aug 2014 08:02:18 EST Hi everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x58820487 My name is Ciara, and I am a graphic design student at Texas State University. I am seriously considering "going Insane." My younger brothers and sister have taken on Shaun T.'s Insanity Workout this summer and have underwent dramatic physical transformations. I, myself, have tried the Shred Diet by Dr. Ian Smith and lost 20 lbs. before school let out for the summer. Since home, I have put on about 10 lbs. and am ready to get back on the horse. Does anyone out there have advice on how to mak... Tue, 12 Aug 2014 13:53:53 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 08/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x58819115 DAILY QUOTE: "The trouble is, you think you have time." - Buddha <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Do you eat more fresh produce, frozen or canned produce? <BR> <BR> In the summer, it tends to be more fresh. In the fall and winter, it is often frozen or canned. I am hoping to learn to can soon so I can enjoy some of the great fruits and veggies all year long! <BR> <BR> Sorry for starting things so late. I got word this morning that a friend's mother passed and time just slipped away this morni... Tue, 12 Aug 2014 10:59:43 EST Greetings from Longview TX http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x58814516 Hey guys, <BR> I'm Ashlyn: a 19 year old, single mother, college sophomore (psych major). I'm trying to finally lose all the weight that has been controlling my life from day one, regain my confidence and love of life, and spend many years with my daughter (teaching her how to stay fit and healthy as well). Mon, 11 Aug 2014 22:47:47 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 08/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x58806714 DAILY QUOTE: “Success doesn’t depend on your past or current circumstances. Success depends on your willingness to do what’s required to become successful, and the day you act on that willingness is your first step toward success.” ~ Joachim de Posada, Don’t Eat the Marshmallow… Yet! <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Whether male or female, do you wear your nails short or longer? <BR> <BR> Mine grow so quickly that I generally wear them long and have since I was young (like later years in element... Mon, 11 Aug 2014 08:14:02 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 08/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x58797668 DAILY QUOTE: "Do something today that your future self will thank you for." - Unknown <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Do you take a multi-vitamin. If yes, when do you take it? <BR> <BR> Yes, right after breakfast. <BR> <BR> Sorry I didn't post yesterday. I was having internet issues to the point that I finally just gave up. Sun, 10 Aug 2014 10:05:38 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 08/08 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x58780160 DAILY QUOTE: "It's easier to go down a hill than up it, but the view is much better at the top." - Henry Ward Beecher <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Do you pack lightly, or do you over pack? <BR> <BR> I try not to overpack, but being a mom, I have a tendency to do it anyway. Fri, 8 Aug 2014 10:17:08 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 08/07 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x58768778 DAILY QUOTE: “Do yourself a favor, and realize that there’s no technique in the world that will save you. There are no pills, no secrets, no passwords on the path to greatness. You’ve got to embrace the pain, push the threshold, and feel the suck, and then you’ve got to muster the courage to go back six times a week.” ~ Jon Gilson <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Where do you prefer to get your activity in (i.e. gym, home, outside)? <BR> <BR> There is room for all of them, I think. I get a lot o... Thu, 7 Aug 2014 08:22:37 EST Back for good. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x58765558 My name is Carrie and I was on Spark one other time. It worked great I lost about 20 lbs. Then life hit. I went back to school was working full time and gained soem of the weight back. Though I am still in scholl and still working full time. I was the most unhealthy I have ever been and am now ready to make a perment change. I have gone through the house and tossed out all the bad food. (my husband was pissed) I am keeping nothing but heathy food in the house my whole family is going to eat... Wed, 6 Aug 2014 22:00:56 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 08/06 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x58760114 DAILY QUOTE: "Breathe in the future, breathe out the past. No matter where you are or what you’re going through, always believe that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Never expect, assume, or demand. Just do your best, control the elements you can control, and then let it be. Because once you have done what you can, if it is meant to be, it will happen, or it will show you the next step that needs to be taken.” ~ Marc Chernoff, Blog <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Name one tool you use t... Wed, 6 Aug 2014 10:14:18 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 08/05 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x58749631 DAILY QUOTE: “Everything that happens helps you grow, even if it’s hard to see right now. Circumstances will direct you, correct you, and perfect you over time. So whatever you do, hold on to hope. The tiniest thread will twist into an unbreakable cord. Let hope anchor you in the possibility that this is not the end of your story – that the change in the tides will eventually bring you to peaceful shores.” ~ Marc Chernoff, Blog <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: If you were forced to give up chocola... Tue, 5 Aug 2014 09:53:33 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 08/04 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x58737603 Daily Quote: “Binge on life. Purge negativity. Starve guilty feelings. Restrict unhappy thoughts. Count blessings, not calories. The only weight you ever need to lose is the weight of the world on your shoulders.” ~ Anonymous <BR> <BR> Daily Question: What is the last meal that you prepared for yourself? <BR> <BR> I fixed a Cheeseburger & Tot casserole with green beans and we had tomatoes as the side. Filling and tasty! :-) Mon, 4 Aug 2014 08:02:56 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 08/03 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x58727752 DAILY QUOTE: “Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.” &#8213; Anaïs Nin <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: What color are your nails now? <BR> <BR> They are natural. I rarely paint my nails. <BR> Sun, 3 Aug 2014 09:11:40 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 08/02 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x58719012 DAILY QUOTE: “If you want to be happy, be.” &#8213; Leo Tolstoy <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Is your hair colored, or is it natural? <BR> <BR> I used to color it, but it is all natural now. Gray hair and all! :-) Sat, 2 Aug 2014 09:59:59 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 08/01 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x58708176 DAILY QUOTE: “You'll never find a rainbow if you're looking down” &#8213; Charles Chaplin <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: How much water (in oz.) do you drink on an average day? <BR> <BR> I drink, on average, 80 oz. or more. Fri, 1 Aug 2014 08:09:12 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 07/31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x58697979 DAILY QUOTE: With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts. - Eleanor Roosevelt <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Do you have your goals written down for August? <BR> <BR> Not yet, plan on writing them down today. <BR> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:06:19 EST Hello from Fredericksburg http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x58695742 Hello, my name is Patty and I just joined today. I am proud to say "I am a native Texan" born and raised! <BR> I am so excited to find a site for Texas residents that are all shooting for the same goal....to lose weight together. I am 53 years old and have noticed the older I get the harder it is to lose weight. My health is starting to take it's toll and my doctor has instructed me to lose weight or go on even more medication! <BR> I am married, have two dogs I try to walk everyday fo... Wed, 30 Jul 2014 23:58:12 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 07/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x58687632 DAILY QUOTE: “When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.” &#8213; Lao Tzu <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Do you like to experiment in the kitchen, or do you prefer to stick to the basics? <BR> <BR> I like to experiment. You never know what you may find that you may like. <BR> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:13:20 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 07/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x58677628 DAILY QUOTE: “All that we are is the result of what we have thought: it is founded on our thoughts and made up of our thoughts. If a man speak or act with an evil thought, suffering follows him as the wheel follows the hoof of the beast that draws the wagon.... If a man speak or act with a good thought, happiness follows him like a shadow that never leaves him.” &#8213; Gautama Buddha <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Do you have any tricks to share that help you reach your fruits and veggies goal ... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:02:31 EST whitegirl14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x58669766 hi from someone with a lot of weight to lose Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:13:17 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 07/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x58667156 DAILY QUOTE: “Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's needs, but not every man's greed.” &#8213; Mahatma Gandhi <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Are you motivated to cook at home even when you’re eating alone? <BR> <BR> In all honesty, I find it easier cooking for my entire family than even for just me and DH. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:12:15 EST Hello There http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x58662686 My name is Susan. I am starting to change some habits of mine. First, I am going to do some of the things that Mom does...measure food and count my calories and other vitamins. I have done it the past three days. Mom also gave me some other ideas on how she is loosing weight in her condition. She is taking cayenne pepper supplement and eat green beans daily. She can fit into some of her clothes she couldn't last year. Anyways, I am trying to stay to this diet of more healthy foods that I like... Sun, 27 Jul 2014 19:35:13 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 07/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x58658837 DAILY QUOTE: “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” &#8213; Confucius <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: How often do you watch cooking shows on TV? <BR> <BR> I don't really watch them often. My mother enjoys them and I will sometimes get caught up in them with her. <BR> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 11:06:19 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 07/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x58648803 DAILY QUOTE: “Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions.” &#8213; Albert Einstein <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: How often do you try new recipes? <BR> <BR> Not nearly often enough! I am trying to implement a new one more often though. <BR> Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:27:50 EST Never thought I'd be here again... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x58644205 Hi I'm Lori I live south of Houston and I'm m getting off the roller coaster. I can't believe it only took 4 years to pack on over 100 lbs, but it did. I should be shot! Oh well not much to do, but get movin, literaly. So if you need so one to talk to, motivation, encouragement, I am here, but I need you too! If anyone lives south of Htown drop me a line maybe we live close enough to workout together. <BR> Thank you <BR> Lori Fri, 25 Jul 2014 18:57:57 EST I'm New to the Waco/China Springs area. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x58643113 Just wanted to say hello. I have ALOT of weight to lose! I am researching getting a lapband. All I know is something has to give! <em>469</em> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:40:03 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 07/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x58639825 DAILY QUOTE: Believe you can and you're halfway there. - Theodore Roosevelt <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Is there anything that you are looking forward to this weekend? <BR> <BR> Heading out to the Farmer’s Market. :-) <BR> <BR> Sorry for the late start. Technical difficulties again. <BR> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:50:11 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 07/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x58628702 DAILY QUOTE: “Never look back unless you are planning to go that way.” &#8213; Henry David Thoreau <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Name one thing you did yesterday evening. <BR> <BR> I trimmed and hemmed my skirt. DH bought me a new foot for my sewing machine that helps more with jersey materials. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:03:29 EST Just joined from Arlington TX http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x58624005 Hi everyone. I just joined this team today. I've only been in Texas since November 21, 2013 and that was due largely to a stroke and brain bleed. My son has lived here for a number of years and got me transferred to a hospital in Dallas specializing in brain injuries. Then on Dec 3 I got out of the hospital and moved in with him and family for a while in North Richland Hills. Then a month ago I got my own apartment in Arlington. Still have a few deficits but overall doing much better. ... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:02:31 EST Hello from San Angelo :-) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x58623878 Hi y'all, my name is Sarah and I live in San Angelo (originally from New Mexico). I joined SP in hopes to get back into shape. In my spare time I enjoy volunteering, exploring, and traveling. In fact, I'm going to make my sparkspage be about my adventures. One of my upcoming adventure will be taking surfing lessons near Corpus Christi, Port Aransas, or South Padre Island. Hope to get to know you guys better :-) Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:44:38 EST Hello From Devine Tx http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x58621429 I have joined Spark with hopes of losing weight and toning up. We have diabetes and crohns disease in my family and I'm needing help with eating right and exercises for all the family to keep diabetes stable for my husband and away from my kids! I'm the crohnie and I know a lot of things I eat is trial by error but I need to do as much as I can to be as healthy as I can. Hope to meet some awesome ppl and have great support along the way! Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:38:17 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 07/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x58620557 Sorry for the late start, I was having technical difficulties this morning. <BR> <BR> DAILY QUOTE: Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain... To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices - today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it. - Kevyn Aucoin <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: What is your favorite meal to prepare at home? <BR> Salads…Caesar, taco, Greek. So tasty! Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:15:25 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 07/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x58607973 DAILY QUOTE: “If you don't go after what you want, you'll never have it. If you don't ask, the answer is always no. If you don't step forward, you're always in the same place.” &#8213; Nora Roberts <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Three things that you always have in your bag or in a pocket. <BR> <BR> -Cell phone <BR> -lip balm <BR> -keys Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:12:32 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 07/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x58597577 DAILY QUOTE: <BR> “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I - <BR> I took the one less traveled by, <BR> And that has made all the difference.” &#8213; Robert Frost <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Three things that you enjoyed this weekend: <BR> - visiting my husband's alma mater <BR> - picking up DS14 and having him home again <BR> - seeing my mom and getting the lift chair her neighbor got for her set up. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 08:09:01 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 07/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x58590392 DAILY QUOTE: “It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.” &#8213; Henry David Thoreau <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Three of your favorite things to drink: <BR> <BR> Water, iced tea, Dr Pepper <BR> Sun, 20 Jul 2014 12:29:57 EST The AM Workout http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=594x34x58588769 So here it is in a nutshell... I need to start working out in the morning, and have tried, but I've ha a hard time making it a habit. I've tried everything but asking someone to join me. The challenge is to wake up early for a workout at least 5 days a week for on month. At the end of that month, I plan to have a spa day, since I desperately need a pedi and mani and a haircut. <BR> <BR> Any takers? Sun, 20 Jul 2014 09:37:53 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 07/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x58569342 DAILY QUOTE: “If you don't go after what you want, you'll never have it. If you don't ask, the answer is always no. If you don't step forward, you're always in the same place.” &#8213; Nora Roberts <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Name one thing about your home town (assuming you go back or still live there) that you do when you visit. <BR> <BR> I don't always have time for it, but I love walking the trails at Waterloo Lake. It just brings me a peace unlike any place else I have found. <BR> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 08:18:30 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 07/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x58559114 DAILY QUOTE: “Only in the darkness can you see the stars.” &#8213; Martin Luther King Jr. <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: One or the other: Sunshine or Thunderstorms? <BR> <BR> I'll take sunshine...or rain. I don't like it when it storms. <BR> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 08:36:19 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 07/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x58548398 DAILY QUOTE: “The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.” &#8213; Eleanor Roosevelt <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: One or the other: Planes or Trains? <BR> <BR> I guess I would have to say planes since I have never really been on a train. Most times, DH and I drive. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 08:14:51 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 07/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x58538025 DAILY QUOTE: “I can't go back to yesterday because I was a different person then.” &#8213; Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: One or the Other: Manicure or Facial? I think I'd have to say manicure, but I have never had a facial. <BR> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 07:56:39 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 07/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x58527274 DAILY QUOTE: “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go...” &#8213; Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You'll Go! <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: One or the other: Movies in a theater or at home? <BR> <BR> Both. I enjoy seeing some stuff on the big screen but sometimes it is just nice to hit pause and not miss anything at home. <BR> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 08:20:09 EST An overweight, struggling grandmother http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x58520455 I am a Grandmother of 10. I am retired, but sell Origami Owl jewerly to keep myself busy. I have been overweight all my life, but I want to lose weight to get myself healthier. Sun, 13 Jul 2014 15:04:52 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 07/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x58517130 DAILY QUOTE: “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” &#8213; Theodore Roosevelt <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: one or the other: Beach or Mountains? <BR> <BR> I think that would be a hard choice. I think there is so much beauty in both! Sun, 13 Jul 2014 09:11:41 EST Hi folks - http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x58508173 I joined SparkPeople this week and wanted to stop by to say hello. I'm 44, hoping to finally find the 6 pack stomach vs. the one in the fridge. :) <BR> <BR> Off to Title Boxing for my WOD. <BR> <BR> I hope everyone has a good day and moves themselves a little closer to their goal. <BR> <BR> Bill Sat, 12 Jul 2014 09:41:34 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 07/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x58507995 DAILY QUOTE: “Hope Smiles from the threshold of the year to come, Whispering 'it will be happier'...” &#8213; Alfred Tennyson <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: One or the other: Chocolate or Vanilla? <BR> <BR> Most often, it is chocolate...always chocolate. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 09:21:55 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 07/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x58497682 DAILY QUOTE: “Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.” &#8213; Marilyn Monroe <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: One or the other? Book or e-reader? <BR> <BR> I like both actually. My Kindle is amazing because it takes up less space and is more compact, but sometimes I just need the feel of a book in my hands. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 07:59:30 EST Lorri Brown http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x58492159 Hi everyone, My name is Lorri Brown. I just turned 33 yesterday. For 50% of my life I was a thin person and I was very active. The other 50% having babies and working all the time. I sit behind a desk all day long. I am very exhausted when I get home so there is no Gym time for me at all. I am away from my house for 15 hours a day. Tuesday I got with the girls here in the office and we have started a Biggest Losers challenge here at work. I am hoping that this gets me motivated. I try to eat ... Thu, 10 Jul 2014 16:31:06 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 07/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x58487462 DAILY QUOTE: “Your opinion is not my reality.” &#8213; Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: One or the other: Country Music or Rap? <BR> <BR> Both are on my ipod. I grew up on Country music and listened to some top 40 as I got into high school, etc. My musical tastes vary. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 08:12:38 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 07/09 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x58476069 DAILY QUOTE: “Once you figure out what you want in life—expect nothing less.” &#8213; Lorii Myers, Make It Happen, A Healthy, Competitive Approach to Achieving Personal Success <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: One or the Other: Shower or Bubble Bath? <BR> <BR> Bubble bath if I have time to relax, but most of the time I take a shower. Wed, 9 Jul 2014 07:57:08 EST