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 – 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 QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 07/08 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x58465079 DAILY QUOTE: “Don't use yesterday's state of mind, to make today's decision.” &#8213; C. Nzingha Smith, Lust Have Recipes, Aphrodisiac Cookbook <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: How do you stay on track when you’re on the go? <BR> <BR> I try to plan ahead. It doesn't always work, but I do try. <BR> <BR> Sorry for not posting yesterday, but I was hit with a migraine that kept me in bed. Tue, 8 Jul 2014 07:56:03 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 07/06 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x58444796 DAILY QUOTE: “You can only work on yourself. Start there.” &#8213; Alice O. Howell <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: What snacks do you keep on hand when you are on the run so you aren't starving? <BR> <BR> Oftentimes, I try to keep the 100 calorie almond packs, but I am really enjoying the fruits this season. When we headed to the Old Fashioned Fourth, we took cucumbers, grapes, tomatoes, lettuce, peaches, and refillable water bottles. <BR> Sun, 6 Jul 2014 10:29:13 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 07/05 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x58435363 DAILY QUOTE: “No matter how plain a woman may be, if truth and honesty are written across her face, she will be beautiful.” &#8213; Eleanor Roosevelt <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: What is your favorite in-season veggie? <BR> <BR> Definitely tomatoes! I LOVE tomatoes! When I was about 5, I rode across the street on my tricycle and stole tomatoes out of the man's garden across the street. I can eat them like apples. <BR> Sat, 5 Jul 2014 10:06:17 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 07/04 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x58426760 DAILY QUOTE: “Freedom lies in being bold.” — Robert Frost <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Do you stick to your plan today or just have a free for all? <BR> <BR> I try to stick to the plan, but will allow myself something I wouldn't ordinarily have, but in a smaller portion than I would have years ago. <BR> Fri, 4 Jul 2014 10:22:32 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 07/03 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x58416654 DAILY QUOTE: “Prepare yourself for success. You have to see it coming to get there.” &#8213; Destiny Booze <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Brag about some of your daily, healthy habits. <BR> <BR> I drink a ton of water. <BR> Thu, 3 Jul 2014 10:04:24 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 07/02 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x58403728 DAILY QUOTE: “Write this down: My life is full of unlimited possibilities.” &#8213; Pablo <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: What is your favorite way to spend a Sunday afternoon? <BR> <BR> Reading a good book and relaxing. Wed, 2 Jul 2014 07:44:07 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 07/01 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x58393080 DAILY QUOTE: “When obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach your goal; you do not change your decision to get there.” &#8213; Zig Ziglar <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: What are you doing differently that years past to celebrate a holiday? <BR> <BR> Honestly, since DH and I married, we don't so much do the grilling hot dogs. We do grill the occasional burger out, which I love...especially with some fresh tomatoes and lettuce and onion. Tue, 1 Jul 2014 08:00:58 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 06/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x58381198 DAILY QUOTE: “Often, it’s not about becoming a new person, but becoming the person you were meant to be, and already are, but don’t know how to be.” &#8213; Heath L. Buckmaster, Box of Hair: A Fairy Tale <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Are you good at math? <BR> <BR> I am okay with the basics, but the more advanced stuff seems to have been lost since I don't use it. <BR> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 07:54:15 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 06/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x58372411 DAILY QUOTE: “I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.” &#8213; Frank Herbert, Dune <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: How often do you get to the Farmer's Market rather than the grocery store? Do you use a service like Greenling or Urban ... Sun, 29 Jun 2014 10:16:02 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day - 06/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x58362692 DAILY QUOTE: “And that is how change happens. One gesture. One person. One moment at a time.” &#8213; Libba Bray, The Sweet Far Thing <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Do you prefer supermarket produce or farmer's market/homegrown produce? <BR> <BR> Definitely farmer's market/homegrown produce. Although there are times when I buy the supermarket produce because I can't get to the Farmer's Market. <BR> Sat, 28 Jun 2014 09:59:10 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 06/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x58352334 DAILY QUOTE: “The best way out is always through.” &#8213; Robert Frost <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: How often do you change up your workout playlists or your workouts? <BR> <BR> Not nearly often enough. I do try to throw something new in the mix, but sometimes it's difficult to do. <BR> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 09:03:26 EST QUOTE AND ??QUESTION?? of the Day - 06/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x58341737 DAILY QUOTE: “Don't spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door. ” &#8213; Coco Chanel <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: How do you plan on celebrating your 4th of July? <BR> <BR> We got tickets to a park in Dallas that does a historical type 4th. I am so excited to go. They do the time period between 1840 and 1910. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 08:07:22 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the day - 06/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x58330840 DAILY QUOTE: “stand often in the company of dreamers: they tickle your common sense & believe you can achieve things which are impossible.” &#8213; Mary Anne Radmacher <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: With June almost over, have you started thinking about goals for July? <BR> <BR> Yes, I have. I think I definitely need to focus on tracking and writing down my feelings and emotions. Wed, 25 Jun 2014 08:01:05 EST New member :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x58330809 Hello, I'm a new member. I'm not 100% sure how this works...but so far everything looks great, the tips and trackers are awesome!!! Way to go people!! Woot woot Wed, 25 Jun 2014 07:57:58 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day - 06/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x58320077 DAILY QUOTE: “Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands.” &#8213; Anne Frank <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Think of one fun thing that you could do this week without spending any money to do it. <BR> <BR> Taking a long walk with my husband. We don't do that nearly often enough. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 08:11:09 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? OF THE DAY-06/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x58308694 DAILY QUOTE: “You couldn't erase the past. You couldn't even change it. But sometimes life offered you the opportunity to put it right.” &#8213; Ann Brashares, Girls In Pants: The Third Summer of the Sisterhood <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: What is your favorite in-season fruit right now? <BR> <BR> Grapes or cherries. DH got me cherries which I rarely get because they are so expensive, but they are a seasonal favorite! Mon, 23 Jun 2014 08:27:02 EST QUOTE and ??qUeStIoN?? of the day - 06/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x58299619 DAILY QUOTE: “It wasn’t that everything was going my way, but I began to believe that the way it was going was perfect. I accepted that where I was in life, was exactly where I was supposed to be.” &#8213; The Hippie, Snowflake Obsidian: Memoir of a Cutter <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: What is your favorite food you associate with sporting events? <BR> <BR> I'm really not sure. I think for the most part, unless I'm just starving, I try to make the best decision I can with what is available and ... Sun, 22 Jun 2014 10:30:15 EST QUOTE and ??QuEsTiOn?? of the Day - 06/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x58288279 DAILY QUOTE: “I figured something out. The future is unpredictable.” &#8213; John Green, An Abundance of Katherines <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Do you have a favorite stadium/sports venue you have been to? <BR> <BR> Reunion Arena was awesome. I saw the Barnum and Bailey Circus there for years when I was younger and with Jarrod and then saw the Dallas Stars play there. It has been torn down now and that area sits pretty much empty. DH happened to be passing by when they were demolishing it and... Sat, 21 Jun 2014 08:27:20 EST QUOTE and ??QuEsTiOn?? of the Day - 06/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x58277860 DAILY QUOTE: “You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.” &#8213; Jack London <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Have you ever traveled a long distance to see your team play? <BR> <BR> I did drive to Dallas to watch them play several times when I still lived in Denison...so about an hour and a half or so depending on traffic. I have not traveled to another state or anything like that to watch them play. <BR> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 07:54:54 EST QUOTE and ??QuEsTiOn?? of the day - 06/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x58267032 DAILY QUOTE: “Your life is an occasion. Rise to it.” &#8213; Suzanne Weyn, Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: What is your favorite sport to play? <BR> <BR> I have never been real into sports, but I did, at one time, enjoy playing baseball with the boys when I was little. <BR> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 07:49:24 EST QUOTE and ??qUeStIoN?? of the Day - 06/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x58256312 DAILY QUOTE: “If you're reading this... <BR> Congratulations, you're alive. <BR> If that's not something to smile about, <BR> then I don't know what is.” &#8213; Chad Sugg, Monsters Under Your Head <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Which local team (regardless of sport) do you support? <BR> <BR> Dallas Stars. Wed, 18 Jun 2014 08:17:37 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 06/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x58246106 DAILY QUOTE: “The flower that blooms in adversity is the rarest and most beautiful of all.” &#8213; Walt Disney Company, Mulan <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: What is your favorite sport to watch either on TV or in person? <BR> <BR> I enjoy watching hockey in person, but it is easier to find the puck on tv. <BR> <BR> Sorry, all, I was having technical difficulties this morning. Tue, 17 Jun 2014 09:52:11 EST Hello from Fort Worth http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x58234756 Hello :) I moved to Texas about a year ago! Absolutely love it here! I've lived a lot of places and so far this is my favorite. <BR> <BR> I got a spark account back in like 2009 or something, but haven't really used it much. a friend told me its helped her lose some weight so figured i would get back on and give it a try. <BR> <BR> I am 25 (almost 26 ugh lol) have 2 beautiful children and am married to a man in the military. I work in a gym and am getting my cert in personal training. i l... Mon, 16 Jun 2014 10:12:35 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day - 06/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x58233284 DAILY QUOTE: “So be sure when you step, Step with care and great tact. And remember that life's A Great Balancing Act. And will you succeed? Yes! You will, indeed! (98 and ¾ percent guaranteed) Kid, you'll move mountains.” &#8213; Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You'll Go! <BR> <BR> I felt like a little Dr. Seuss today. :-) <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Are you following the World Cup? If so which team are cheering on? <BR> <BR> I caught a little bit of it yesterday at the T-Mobile Store, but I have... Mon, 16 Jun 2014 08:05:45 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of Day - 06/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x58224796 DAILY QUOTE: “When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.” &#8213; John Lennon <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: If you had one day to live over again, what day would it be? <BR> <BR> I am not certain what day I would choose. I have several awesome days that I have very fo... Sun, 15 Jun 2014 11:13:34 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the day - 06/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x58214158 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: What is your favorite quote? <BR> <BR> There are a lot of inspirational quotes out there, but this is still my favorite. <BR> <BR> “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'!” &#8213; Audrey Hepburn Sat, 14 Jun 2014 09:19:28 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day - 06/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x58203248 DAILY QUOTE: “Why didn't I learn to treat everything like it was the last time. My greatest regret was how much I believed in the future.” &#8213; Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: What TV game show would you like to go on? <BR> <BR> I think it would be something like Family Feud or something like that where I am not standing up there by myself. Fri, 13 Jun 2014 07:52:38 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? OF THE DAY - June 12th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x58191494 DAILY QUOTE: “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” &#8213; Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: If you could choose your age forever, what age would you choose and why? <BR> <BR> I would love to be a kid, as life is a lot simpler, less to worry about and no bills to pay. Thu, 12 Jun 2014 07:42:44 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of Day - 06/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x58180665 DAILY QUOTE: “I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.” &#8213; Albert Einstein <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: What is your favorite way to waste time at work without getting caught? <BR> <BR> Making my shopping lists and getting the ecoupons and coupons together. Wed, 11 Jun 2014 08:19:59 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? OF THE DAY - 06/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x58169342 DAILY QUOTE: “Pride is a funny thing; it can make what is truly worthless appear to be a treasure.” &#8213; Alice Hoffman, Practical Magic <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: When you were at school, what did you want to be when you grew up? <BR> <BR> I wanted to be a teacher. Tue, 10 Jun 2014 08:02:45 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the day - 06/09 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x58158353 DAILY QUOTE: Your health account is like your bank account: The more you put in, the more you can take out. - Jack LaLanne <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Do you prefer the pool or the ocean? <BR> <BR> I can't really say I've been to the ocean. I do enjoy the pool and I've always enjoyed the lake. Mon, 9 Jun 2014 08:08:40 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day - June 8th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x58147641 DAILY QUOTE: “Tomorrow will be better.” <BR> “But what if it’s not?” I asked. <BR> “Then you say it again tomorrow. Because it might be. You never know, right? At some point, tomorrow will be better.” <BR> &#8213; Morgan Matson, Amy and Roger's Epic Detour <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: What are you currently reading? <BR> <BR> I just finished reading "Where Do I Go?" by Neta Jackson and I am in debate about which book to start next. Her books seem to be interconnected with her other series and ... Sun, 8 Jun 2014 09:06:04 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day - 06/07 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x58138246 DAILY QUOTE: “Risks must be taken because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing.” &#8213; Leo Buscaglia <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: What is the next movie you want to see? <BR> <BR> I am a little out of the loop on movies. I know there were several that I wanted to see, but I simply cannot remember which ones they were. <BR> Sat, 7 Jun 2014 08:59:54 EST workout buddy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x58130606 Hi I'm new and looking for someone for motivation to eat right and workout..I'm only home 2 days a week and hard to workout while away..need motivation and friend Fri, 6 Jun 2014 12:11:31 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day - 06/06 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x58127539 DAILY QUOTE: “I dream my painting and I paint my dream.” &#8213; Vincent van Gogh <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Did you have a favorite place you used to go on vacation to as a child? <BR> <BR> We spent a lot of time at the lake. It was awesome. Although after a certain period of time, Mom would have to remind me to stay out of the sun because I was getting burned. I just LOVED it. Maybe I will see if DH and I can do that a little more often this summer. <BR> Fri, 6 Jun 2014 08:07:00 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day - June 5th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x58116033 DAILY QUOTE: “Happy is the man who has broken the chains which hurt the mind, and has given up worrying once and for all.” <BR> <BR> "Be patient and tough; one day this pain will be useful to you.” &#8213; Ovid, Metamorphoses <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTIONS: What color is your car/bike/main mode of transport? <BR> <BR> My car is white and my bike is purple. <BR> Thu, 5 Jun 2014 07:43:17 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day - 06/04 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x58104577 DAILY QUOTE: “Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud.” &#8213; Maya Angelou, Letter to My Daughter <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: What is the next book you want to read? <BR> <BR> I want to read the next book in this series I found at Half Price by Neta Jackson. It is called the House of Hope series. She also wrote the Yada Yada Prayer Group series, but I haven't read those. <BR> Wed, 4 Jun 2014 07:48:47 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the day - 06/03 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x58092802 DAILY QUOTE: “I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.” &#8213; Frank Herbert, Dune <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: What is the next hobby you want to try? <BR> <BR> I can't exactly say I want to try it, but I want to get better at it. I... Tue, 3 Jun 2014 07:57:46 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day - 06/02 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x58080208 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.” &#8213; Maya Angelou, Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Do you have a routine when shopping in your favorite grocery store? <BR> <BR> Yes, I generally go to the produce section to start and then work my way through the store. Mon, 2 Jun 2014 07:51:44 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x58075590 I am Belinda and trying lose weight and get healthy. A friend suggested I try the cardiac diet to loose weight. So I am starting today. Has anyone tried it before? Sun, 1 Jun 2014 20:27:03 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day - 06/01 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x58070830 DAILY QUOTE: “Changes are inevitable and not always controllable. What can be controlled is how you manage, react to and work through the change process.” &#8213; Kelly A. Morgan <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Have you figured out your June goals yet? <BR> <BR> I am still working on the specific goals for the month. I have been taking mine a week at a time. Sun, 1 Jun 2014 11:39:00 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day - 05/31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x58061624 DAILY QUOTE: “We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” &#8213; Maya Angelou <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: What do you think about zoos? <BR> <BR> I enjoy the opportunity to see wild animals. <BR> Sat, 31 May 2014 14:43:32 EST intro http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x58056279 Hi all <BR> I have been a member a little over a month and am excited that I have lost 15 pounds. The articles and videos really help keep me on track. Looking forward to all of you Texans support. Sat, 31 May 2014 00:55:08 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day - 05/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x58047467 DAILY QUOTE: “&#8206;Today is a new day. It's a day you have never seen before and will never see again. Stop telling yourself the 'same cr@p, different day' lie! How many days has that lie stolen from you? Seize the wonder and uniqueness of today! Recognize that throughout this beautiful day, you have an incredible amount of opportunities to move your life into the direction you want it to go.” &#8213; Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience <BR> <... Fri, 30 May 2014 07:57:42 EST Take 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x58037173 Hello, my name is Keriann and I am 34 years old. I live in Austin with my husband of 11 years and our two wonderful kiddos, Dane (8 years old in July) and Lauren (5 years old). This is my second go around with SparkPeople. I started my weight loss journey in January 2010 at 220 lbs. I lost steadily over a two year period and my lowest was 165 lbs. Then life happens and I started taking classes again at school, started working a sit at the desk job and my father passed last November and t... Thu, 29 May 2014 09:48:41 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day - 05/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x58035947 DAILY QUOTE: “Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest accomplishment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” &#8213; Leo Buscaglia <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: If you had to choose would you rather give up french fries or chocolate? <BR> <BR> French fries for me definitely. I don't have chocolate that often, but when I do, I try to choose the dark chocolate. Thu, 29 May 2014 08:13:07 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day - 05/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x58024148 DAILY QUOTE: “The difference between being mediocre and achieving excellence is you.” &#8213; Stephen Richards, Think Your way to Success: Let Your Dreams Run Free <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: When you go to the store, are you a list person or memory person? <BR> <BR> I am a list person, but sometimes I forget to put stuff on my list that I remember when I am in the store. <BR> Wed, 28 May 2014 08:06:16 EST Hello from Ranch Road 12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x58020324 Hello to Spark Texas team! I am a year into Weight Watchers with 10% of my weight gone. This is my 4th round with Weight Watchers. Good program and I'm finally at a maturity level that I may actually make it work. I do find myself a long way from meetings and was contemplating the merit of the time, gas, membership fees, etc, when a serendipitous search on Google landed me in Sparkland. Wow! I've spent the day checking out this and that on the site and am convinced this will work as wel... Tue, 27 May 2014 21:51:42 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the day - 05/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x58011642 DAILY QUOTE: “Do the things you used to talk about doing but never did. Know when to let go and when to hold on tight. Stop rushing. Don't be intimidated to say it like it is. Stop apologizing all the time. Learn to say no, so your yes has some oomph. Spend time with the friends who lift you up, and cut loose the ones who bring you down. Stop giving your power away. Be more concerned with being interested than being interesting. Be old enough to appreciate your freedom, and young enough to en... Tue, 27 May 2014 08:02:05 EST Happy Memorial Day from Aubrey, TX! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x58006189 Hi everyone! My name is Melissa. I live in Providence Village, TX with my husband and two beautiful boys (ages 13 and 10). I've been a member of Spark People before, but have vowed to make this "the time." I have had problems with my weight on and off for my entire life, and at this point, would really like to set a great example for my kids at these critical points in their lives. This time, though, it's about far more than losing weight... it's about getting healthy, forming positive habit... Mon, 26 May 2014 18:12:28 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? OF THE DAY - 05/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x58002538 DAILY QUOTE: “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” &#8213; Albert Einstein <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Do you make grocery lists? <BR> <BR> Yes. I may not always stick to them if I see a good deal, but I have been trying to make sure that I put what I need for my meal plan on my list. <BR> Mon, 26 May 2014 11:03:08 EST Hello, I'm NEW!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x57998456 Hi all, <em>213</em> <BR> I'm the new kid on the block, Wife, stay-at-home mom of 2 (girl 5, boy 8 months). <BR> I need to get control of my weight. I'm 5/3 1/4th and come in at 228.0. I lost weight before (after 1st pregnancy) 60 lbs in 4 months. I was petrified of being place on cholesterol and high blood pressure pills and worked my butt off to get off of them. <BR> <BR> Well, 4 yrs alter and baby #2 my weight is still up and I have been told that I may have to get back on the blood... Mon, 26 May 2014 00:19:52 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day - 05/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x57991516 DAILY QUOTE: “You can only work on yourself. Start there.” &#8213; Alice O. Howell <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: How many keys are on your key ring? <BR> <BR> Depends on which one...but on either there are no less than 5, I think. Sun, 25 May 2014 10:05:14 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? OF THE DAY - 05/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x57982087 DAILY QUOTE: “It's not what you've got, it's what you use that makes a difference.” &#8213; Zig Ziglar <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Do you have plans for Memorial day? <BR> <BR> Not really. I am hoping to get some meals prepared in advance. Sat, 24 May 2014 11:04:46 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the day - 05/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x57970006 DAILY QUOTE: “You have a unique gift to offer this world. Be true to yourself, be kind to yourself, read and learn about everything that interests you and keep away from people who bring you down. When you treat yourself kindly and respect the uniqueness of those around you, you will be giving this world an amazing gift... YOU!” &#8213; Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: If you had to choose between running or riding a... Fri, 23 May 2014 07:47:33 EST Glad to be back !! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x57968109 Hi I'm Danetta . I just came back to Sparkpeople . I am really happy to be back at a place I know I can get motivation . So I hope to get to know y'all !! Fri, 23 May 2014 00:02:25 EST Hello, I'm a newbie! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x57960165 There is just too much going on in my life (as with everyone) and I've put on some weight the past couple of years. It's time for me to take it off! I'm hoping that SparkPeople will be able to motivate me. I also work fulltime and by the time I get home in the evenings I really don't want to look at a computer screen. However, I am willing to try. <BR> <BR> So here's to being fit and healthy! Thu, 22 May 2014 09:19:56 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the day - 05/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x57959071 DAILY QUOTE: “We need to send our words out in the direction we want them to go. In other words, we need to start talking victory when we’re staring at defeat. We need to start talking healing when we’re feeling sick. We need to start blessing and prosperity when we don’t have anything. We need to speak about marching when we feel like quitting.” &#8213; Jentezen Franklin, Believe That You Can: Moving with Faith and Tenacity to the Dream God Has Given You <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Do you col... Thu, 22 May 2014 07:40:02 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day - 05/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x57947318 DAILY QUOTE: “Perseverance is the act of true role models and heroes.” &#8213; Liza M. Wiemer <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: What's for dinner? <BR> <BR> We are having a Caesar Salad with that Opa Greek Style dressing. I have been looking forward to it. :-) Wed, 21 May 2014 08:00:30 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? OF THE DAY - 05/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x57935487 DAILY QUOTE: “The power behind taking responsibility for your actions lies in putting an end to negative thought patterns. You no longer dwell on what went wrong or focus on whom you are going to blame. You don't waste time building roadblocks to your success. Instead, you are set free and can now focus on succeeding.” &#8213; Lorii Myers <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: What's for breakfast? <BR> <BR> I had a "mug" egg which consisted of Eggbeaters (1/2 cup), 1 slice of Canadian Bacon cut up and ... Tue, 20 May 2014 07:57:35 EST New to the team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x57933090 Hello, <BR> I just wanted to introduce myself, I'm 47yrs old married and I have 4 children and 4 grand children. I was very active all my childhood and adult life until I was training for the Houston Chevron marathon and then I got very sick and then my daddy passed last Dec. So,concerning me, my health and weight.. I flat gave up. Now, I recently had testing done with my doctors supervision and had a health scare he said that I need to loose the extra weight my test are showing that I'm pr... Mon, 19 May 2014 23:58:28 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day - 05/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x57923261 DAILY QUOTE: “Your circumstances do NOT define you. Expect a GRAND finale.” &#8213; John Paul Warren <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: What's for lunch? <BR> <BR> Today lunch is a mixed green salad (it is the spring mix, I think, with some romaine mixed in) and tomatoes with a little chicken. I am sure I will use a tiny bit of dressing, but I never use much. <BR> Mon, 19 May 2014 08:26:54 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day - 05/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x57912342 DAILY QUOTE: “You would not be here TODAY if YESTERDAY was your defining moment. LIVE THIS DAY and move towards your dreams.” &#8213; Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone and mailed it? <BR> <BR> I think it must have been last year or the year before maybe? A childhood friend went to prison for a DWI and I wrote him while he was there. <BR> Sun, 18 May 2014 09:03:01 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day-05/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x57904843 DAILY QUOTE: “You can only work on yourself. Start there.” &#8213; Alice O. Howell <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: When you have a gain, how do you handle it? <BR> <BR> I try to focus on what I was lacking on (this last week it was meal planning) and focus on those things. <BR> Sat, 17 May 2014 12:32:44 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day - 05/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x57891031 DAILY QUOTE: “There are no traffic jams on the extra mile.” &#8213; Zig Ziglar <BR> <BR> “If you aim at nothing, you will hit it every time.” &#8213; Zig Ziglar <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: What are you looking forward to most in the coming week? <BR> <BR> A second chance to make this week's weight gain/lack of meal planning, etc. go away. Fri, 16 May 2014 07:44:26 EST Hey, y'all... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x57883246 I'm Gerrtie, and I joined this site so I would be accountable to myself about losing this stubborn 15 lbs. I am also trying to lower the carbs. It seems I think I need them at every meal and snacks too. Which is not good because I am diabetic. I'm looking forward to changing old habits and getting healthy. I am grateful to have found this site. Out with the old and in with the new... Thu, 15 May 2014 12:30:02 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 05/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x57881479 DAILY QUOTE: “You make mistakes, mistakes don't make you” &#8213; Maxwell Maltz <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Do you tell the truth about your age? <BR> <BR> When asked, yes. I sometimes have to think about it because I tend to make myself older than I am between my Mom and oldest son's birthday and my own. We are all approximately 20 years apart. <BR> Thu, 15 May 2014 09:56:30 EST My first day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x57871644 Hello, all. Today is my first day on SparkPeople. I have been up and down weight-wise my entire life. I was maintaining a decent enough weight for a few years, but I have regressed into some very bad eating habits due to work/life stress. I've been trying to get back on track for awhile and just can't get in the groove. I am hoping that starting something a bit different will help me get on track. Wed, 14 May 2014 13:20:38 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day - 05/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x57867717 DAILY QUOTE: “Every challenge you encounter in life is a fork in the road. You have the choice to choose which way to go - backward, forward, breakdown or breakthrough.” &#8213; Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha, Overcoming the Challenges of Life <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Do you prefer to live in the city or the suburbs? <BR> <BR> I think technically this is a suburb, but I don't think they could pay me to live in Dallas proper...unless it was in one of the older neighborhoods where I could walk to most... Wed, 14 May 2014 07:49:44 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day - 05/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x57856049 Daily Quote: “Your limits are somewhere up there, waiting for you to reach beyond infinity.” &#8213; Arnold Henry <BR> <BR> Daily Question: If you have a choice between going to an Arboretum (or something like it) or going to a Home and Garden show, which would you choose? <BR> <BR> I think, depending on the weather, that I would choose the Arboretum. I've been there once and I really enjoyed it. Tue, 13 May 2014 08:07:34 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day - 05/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x57843705 DAILY QUOTE: “The power behind taking responsibility for your actions lies in putting an end to negative thought patterns. You no longer dwell on what went wrong or focus on whom you are going to blame. You don't waste time building roadblocks to your success. Instead, you are set free and can now focus on succeeding.” &#8213; Lorii Myers <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Who is the last person outside of your family who said “I love you” to you? <BR> <BR> Actually saying it, I think that would be ... Mon, 12 May 2014 08:05:15 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of Day - Sunday, 05/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x57834342 DAILY QUOTE: “I am, for the most part, who I am because my good mother was who she was.” <BR> &#8213; Richelle E. Goodrich, Smile Anyway: Quotes, Verse, & Grumblings for Every Day of the Year <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Do you have a way that you traditionally celebrate Mother's Day? <BR> <BR> We normally have lunch or dinner with my Mom and my MIL (not often at the same time) and do gifts. It is always such a blessing. Sun, 11 May 2014 09:20:17 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day - 05/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x57824092 Daily Quote: “Life’s a marathon, not a sprint.” &#8213; Phillip C. McGraw <BR> <BR> Daily Question: Do you bring your own shampoo and conditioner when you travel, or do you use what the hotel provides? <BR> <BR> I bring my own, but I usually bring the little bottles home with me. Don’t ask me why. <BR> Sat, 10 May 2014 08:58:48 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day - May 9th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x57812376 Daily Quote: “Manifesting is a lot like making a cake. The things needed are supplied by you, the mixing is done by your mind and the baking is done in the oven of the universe.” &#8213; Stephen Richards, Think Your way to Success: Let Your Dreams Run Free <BR> <BR> Daily Question: Do you prefer to pay for things with cash or plastic? <BR> <BR> Generally, I have to pay with plastic because I rarely carry cash. If I have cash on me, I usually will pay with that. <BR> Fri, 9 May 2014 08:10:09 EST Here i go again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x57802381 Hi! I am 57 (soon to be 58) year old woman (sigh) and my short term goal is to lose 10 lbs by my birthday (June 19) - my next goal is to lose 25 lbs by the start of the next school year (i am a high school art teacher), then to lose however many lbs it takes to fit into a size 10 dress. my long term goal is to KEEP IT OFF!!!!! This is my second go around using Spark People. i lost 60+ lbs back in 2006 but eventually gained it all back. =( I've been reading some of the posts here and y... Thu, 8 May 2014 10:17:36 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day - 05/08 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x57800470 Daily Quote: “Your limits are somewhere up there, waiting for you to reach beyond infinity.” &#8213; Arnold Henry <BR> <BR> Daily Question: Do you enjoy window shopping? <BR> <BR> I enjoy window shopping. I can plan for what I am going to buy. I will not deny that I enjoy shopping from time to time, but Mom and I used to go to the store when we couldn't afford to pay attention and window shop so it brings back fond memories for me. Thu, 8 May 2014 08:12:28 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day - 05/07 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x57787776 Daily Quote:“If you've got nothing to dance about, find a reason to sing.” &#8213; Melody Carstairs <BR> <BR> Daily Question: What is your favorite brand of detergent? <BR> <BR> I think my favorite is Era, but we have been stocking up on different brands that we can get a good deal on. Couponing definitely helps there. Wed, 7 May 2014 07:47:37 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day - 05/06 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x57775637 Daily Quote: “Don't use yesterday's state of mind, to make today's decision.” &#8213; C. Nzingha Smith, Lust Have Recipes, Aphrodisiac Cookbook <BR> <BR> Daily Question: Would you rather...drink a diet soda or regular soda or water? <BR> <BR> Personally, water. Tue, 6 May 2014 08:10:06 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day - April 5th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x57762101 Daily Quote: “Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.” &#8213; William Faulkner <BR> <BR> Daily Question: If you had to choose between only your cell phone or only your laptop all week which would you choose? <BR> <BR> Cell phone definitely. I think I could stay off the computer, but I'd go a little crazy without my cell phone. Mon, 5 May 2014 08:02:58 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day - 05/04 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x57750338 Daily Quote: “If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.” &#8213; Henry Ford <BR> <BR> Daily Question: How often do you weigh yourself? <BR> <BR> Normally only once per week, but I have started weighing myself in the mornings on Thursday before I go to my meeting. Sun, 4 May 2014 09:03:17 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day - 05/03 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x57739860 Daily Quote: “You don't have to be a hero to accomplish great things---to compete. You can just be an ordinary chap, sufficiently motivated to reach challenging goals.” &#8213; Edmund Hillary, High Adventure <BR> <BR> Daily Question: Would you rather breathe like Darth Vader or talk like Yoda? <BR> <BR> I think I would rather talk like Yoda. <BR> <BR> I thought we needed a fun question today. :-) Sat, 3 May 2014 09:19:33 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day - 05/02 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x57726623 Daily Quote: “Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.” &#8213; Ralph Waldo Emerson <BR> <BR> Daily Question: Would you rather change something in your past or see what your future holds? <BR> <BR> Despite having some unpleasant things to me when I was younger, I think I'd rather see what the future holds. Fri, 2 May 2014 07:38:13 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day - May 1st http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x57713358 Daily Quote: “Write this down: My life is full of unlimited possibilities.” &#8213; Pablo <BR> <BR> Daily Question: Would you rather have $100,000 in cash or $1,000,000 in Amazon Gift Cards? <BR> <BR> I think the Amazon Gift Cards. We order so much from Amazon I think it'd be worth it. Thu, 1 May 2014 07:57:21 EST Time for change http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x57701101 I am almost 36 and for 9 years have sat around the house. So 84lbs later I weigh myself and measure ..OH MY! I started to try to get in shape 3 weeks ago and found I had put on so much weight I could not walk 1/4 mile talk about a kick to the teeth....well that first week was hard trying to see what my limits were and pushing them at the end of the week I had lost 3lbs....so week two I had to keep the pace and add some new goals at the end of week 2 I could walk 1/2 mile slowly and do some ... Wed, 30 Apr 2014 09:50:41 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day - 04/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x57699388 Daily Quote: “You are where you are and what you are because of yourself, nothing else. Nature is neutral. Nature doesn't care. If you do what other successful people do, you will enjoy the same results and rewards that they do. And if you don't, you won't.” &#8213; Brian Tracy, Focal Point: A Proven System to Simplify Your Life, Double Your Productivity, and Achieve All Your Goals <BR> <BR> Daily Question: Would you rather... <BR> ...have everlasting fame and fortune and nothing else or hav... Wed, 30 Apr 2014 07:59:01 EST new to the group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x57698772 First off I want to say thank you for the warm welcome. I have decided that i no longer want to feel down about myself because of my weight. I recently had a baby and now at my heaviest weight ever. I have been finding healthier recipes to make my husband and I but so far with having a new born I don't have much time to work out. I believe that this site may help me find the extra motivation to find time to work out Wed, 30 Apr 2014 07:04:11 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day - 04/29/2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x57686565 Daily Quote: “It's not what you've got, it's what you use that makes a difference.” &#8213; Zig Ziglar <BR> <BR> Daily Question: Would you rather... <BR> <BR> have free Starbucks for a year or free Itunes forever? <BR> <BR> The Itunes. I enjoy Starbucks, but I don't have it too much and getting it free would just prompt me to want to get it more often. <BR> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 07:55:25 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day - 04/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x57673133 Daily Quote: “Have you had a failure or rejection? You could get bitter. That's one way to deal with it. Or...you could just get BETTER. What do you think?” &#8213; Destiny Booze <BR> <BR> Daily Question: Would you rather? <BR> <BR> ...be famous or be the friend of someone famous? <BR> <BR> I think I'd rather be the friend of someone famous. <BR> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 07:43:16 EST OVER 40 AND TRYING TO STAY FIT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x57669069 Hi <BR> I just turned 42 and would like to slim down. I am 5’4 and 134 I would like to be 120 to 125. I have one of those expensive NordicTrack treadmills and do 2 to 3 miles 4 to 5 miles a week and cannot lose weight. I need advice on what I am doing wrong. Also let me explain I live with a husband and a 14 year son who are constantly bringing in junk food to eat. I am not able to get rid of junk food because my husband and son are not worry about their weight. <BR> Sun, 27 Apr 2014 20:57:08 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the day - 04/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x57661940 Daily Quote: “When you concentrate your energy purposely on the future possibility that you aspire to realize, your energy is passed on to it and makes it attracted to you with a force stronger than the one you directed towards it.” &#8213; Stephen Richards, Think Your way to Success: Let Your Dreams Run Free <BR> <BR> Daily Question: Would you rather... <BR> <BR> go back in time (pre-1800's) and meet your ancestors or go into the future and meet your great grandchildren (post 2200)? <BR> ... Sun, 27 Apr 2014 09:18:40 EST Thank you http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x57653027 Hi, thank you so much for your welcoming me to SparkPeople. I'm veryexcited about this journey and look forward to loosing the extra pounds. <BR> Thanks again, <BR> Tinka Sat, 26 Apr 2014 12:41:20 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day - 04/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x57651838 Daily Quote: “I’ve learned that no matter how inspired, fired up and motivated you might be, the dark clouds will always set in” - Bernard Kelvin Clive, Your Dreams Will Not Die <BR> <BR> As we like to say so often, life happens. it doesn't mean that we need to give up, but maybe change the game plan temporarily. <BR> <BR> Daily Question: What time do you normally finish work/get home? <BR> <BR> I get off work at 5 and generally head straight home. Depending on traffic, I am home between 5... Sat, 26 Apr 2014 10:32:52 EST New to SparkPeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x57642699 Hi everyone, <BR> My name is Carol and I live in College Station new to the area and would love to find someone here to walk with and get to know. I plan on doing the color run tomorrow and kicking off my exercise program with that. Fri, 25 Apr 2014 14:40:15 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day - 04/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x57638135 Daily Quote: “Interrupt your thoughts of "I should", with your action of doing.” &#8213; Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free <BR> <BR> Daily Question: Do you tend to plan your evening meals in advance or do you grab something on your way home? <BR> <BR> I really try to plan them and have a back up plan, but sometimes I still just throw my hands up and say let's order in. <BR> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 07:42:03 EST Journey to a new ME! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x57629726 I have made the decision to consciously eat better and change my lifestyle to be more "full of life". I am 58 years old and both of my knees will be replaced this year. The first one will be on May 12th. I need to eat healthier and add more body movement. I am very serious about this and want/need to make a change. I know I can not do this on my own...I've tried too many times to count. I would appreciate any help and encouragement I can get from this community. I look forward to ineracting ... Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:27:13 EST New to team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x57629478 Hi I am new to Spark Texas - I just started yesterday, I am 75 years old and in the need to lose some pounds - set up my food tracker and my exercise. So far so good. <BR> Will let you know how it is going in the next couple of days. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:03:42 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day - 04/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x57625895 Daily Quote: “You're never ready for what you have to do. You just do it. That makes you ready.” &#8213; Flora Rheta Schreiber, Sybil: The Classic True Story of a Woman Possessed by Sixteen Personalities <BR> <BR> Daily Question: What do you typically do in the evening to relax? <BR> <BR> I typically try to sit down for a little bit and just try to clear my mind from the day's events. Sometimes that includes reading or mindless tv. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:59:04 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of Day - 04/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x57613433 Daily Quote: “As with all other aspects of the narrative art, you will improve with practice, but practice will never make you perfect. Why should it? What fun would that be?” &#8213; Stephen King <BR> <BR> Daily Question: Do you take lunch to works/school from home? <BR> <BR> I think the answer to this can be considered yes because I tend to take things in bulk. I take a package of sandwich thins and some lunch meat and keep it in the fridge at work. I also have frozen veggies in the freez... Wed, 23 Apr 2014 08:20:36 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day - 04/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x57601045 Daily Quote:“If you can’t believe in miracles, then believe in yourself. When you want something bad enough, let that drive push you to make it happen. Sometimes you’ll run into brick walls that are put there to test you. Find a way around them and stay focused on your dream. Where there’s a will, there’s a way.” &#8213; Isabel Lopez, Isabel's Hand-Me-Down Dreams <BR> <BR> Daily Question: What is the first website you go to each day? <BR> <BR> As much as I hate to admit it, it is usually Fa... Tue, 22 Apr 2014 08:11:01 EST Spark Rally http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x57598444 Do we ever hold a Spark Rally? I typically see California and Indianapolis holding one, and I'm sure others do as well, but just curious if Texas does one? I'd love to meet up and visit with some fellow Sparkies! Mon, 21 Apr 2014 23:25:39 EST Menopause and loosing weight :( help http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x57596692 Hello ... Help .... I'm going through menopause and I have put on weight .. im having a hard time loosing it.... has anyone gone thru this that can help. ... thanks Mon, 21 Apr 2014 20:52:12 EST I'm just getting started... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x57588980 Hello, My name is Michelle and I am just getting started. I am a little scared but I know that this time is the right time. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 09:37:13 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day - 04/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x57587718 Daily Quote: “You're never ready for what you have to do. You just do it. That makes you ready.” &#8213; Flora Rheta Schreiber, Sybil: The Classic True Story of a Woman Possessed by Sixteen Personalities <BR> <BR> Daily Question: Do you eat breakfast each day? If so what? <BR> <BR> Of late, it has been regular Cheerios and another type of Cheerios (multi-grain, Peanut Butter Multi-Grain or the Dark Chocolate Multi-Grain) with fat free organic milk and coffee with coconut milk creamer (somet... Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:13:34 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day - 04/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x57577701 Daily Quote: “It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives. It's what we do consistently.” &#8213; Anthony Robbins <BR> <BR> Daily Question: What do you keep in the trunk of your car? If you don't have a car, what do you always carry with you? <BR> <BR> Reusable grocery bags, a mini air pump that plugs into the outlet...and the table that came standard in my CRV. There used to be 2 chairs that we kept back there, but I think we may have put them in the other car for a bit. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:13:00 EST Hello, I made it. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x57571225 Hello everyone, I'm glad to be here. I feel that support is very important and I'm hoping to find it here.I have lost a lot of weight in the past but could never keep it off. I have always lost weight for the wrong reasons.My metabolism took a vacation but didn't take me with it. I;m excited so "Lets Get Started" Woohoo!!!!! Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:50:19 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day - 04/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x57568630 Daily Quote: “The price tag you put on yourself decides your worth. Underestimating yourself will cost you dearly.” &#8213; Apoorve Dubey <BR> <BR> Daily Question: How often do you try new recipes? <BR> <BR> Not nearly often enough. Since finding a new person on YouTube...okay, a couple of new people, I am itching to try some of the recipes that I saw on their channels/blogs. Some of them, I just hadn't really thought about, but they are great ideas and I am looking forward to it. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:55:57 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day - April 18th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x57555107 Daily Quote: “Never say anything about yourself you don't want to come true” &#8213; Brian Tracy <BR> <BR> Truer words... <BR> <BR> Daily Question: Are you off or working this Good Friday? Do you have any big plans for the weekend? <BR> <BR> I am off today. If big plans include a physical, then I'm on it. Otherwise, we'll head north to see family, etc. on Sunday. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 08:06:50 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day - 04/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x57542808 Daily Quote: “Make the most of the best and the least of the worst.” &#8213; Robert Louis Stevenson <BR> <BR> Daily Question: Do you have a green thumb? <BR> <BR> I used to think absolutely NO, but I think I am learning. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 07:32:41 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x57542640 My name is Janet and I'm 27. I've been on this weight loss journey on and off for five years, but this year I'm taking it more seriously than I ever have. I have a little sister that is overweight and I want to be a positive role model for her. I want show her that a positive attitude and hard work will pay off. I've hit a plateau in my weight loss recently, so I'm here to take the boot camp 4week challenge and get healthier and fitter. If you have any tips or secrets to share, please message... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 07:13:43 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day - 04/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x57531247 Daily Quote: “Everything is hard before it is easy” &#8213; Johann Wolfgang von Goethe <BR> <BR> Daily Question: Can you play an instrument? If so, what do you play? <BR> <BR> I used to play piano, but haven't in years. I think I would have to review reading music in order to really play again. <BR> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 08:23:12 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day - April 15th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x57518119 Daily Quote: “It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives. It's what we do consistently.” &#8213; Anthony Robbins <BR> <BR> Daily Question: Have you ever met a celebrity or public figure that you really admire? <BR> <BR> Yes, I have. <BR> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 07:43:29 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day - 04/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x57505489 Daily Quote: “Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.” &#8213; Marilyn Vos Savant <BR> <BR> Daily Question: What book are you currently reading? <BR> <BR> I am currently reading: Handbags and Homicide by Dorothy Howell. It's a quick read and I do enjoy a mystery. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 08:10:14 EST Glad to be back http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x57503200 I am returning to Sparks and glad to be back. I am going to do my best to learn more about portion control and get involved with a group of people instead of go it alone. Hopefully it will make me more accountable and motivated! Tara Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:34:12 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day - 04/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x57495435 Daily Quote: “Faith moves mountains, love transforms hearts.” &#8213; John Paul Warren <BR> <BR> Daily Question: I wish… <BR> <BR> I could make the neighbor kids across the alley be quiet because I have a migraine. Otherwise, I wish the grocery shopping would do itself. <BR> <BR> mo, I struggled myself with finding a meeting that I liked and a leader that I connected with. I finally found one because I was having difficulty trying to do it only online. The meetings do make a difference for... Sun, 13 Apr 2014 10:52:20 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day - 04/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x57483837 Daily Quote: “Live life as though nobody is watching, and express yourself as though everyone is listening.” &#8213; Nelson Mandela <BR> <BR> Daily Question: Fill in the blank again: <BR> <BR> I will… <BR> <BR> have my meal plan made for this week. Sat, 12 Apr 2014 10:18:16 EST Nice to meet you'all! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x57482190 Hi, my I'm Cindee. <BR> I have been trying to lose weight for a long time. The most I've weighed has been up to309 lbs! I get discouraged and stress eat, or just become content with my weight and convince myself that that's how I should feel and look. <BR> I have a classic rock band with my sisters and I am the vocalist, so losing weight has haunted me for years. the least I've weighed is 282 lbs and with the help of this site I have started this challenge ones more. <BR> Thank you for we... Sat, 12 Apr 2014 07:40:25 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day - 04/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x57470931 Daily Quote: “Life keeps throwing me lemons because I make the best lemonade...” &#8213; King James Gadsden <BR> <BR> Daily Question: Are you a good pool player? <BR> <BR> I won't say good, necessarily (and especially not now), but I used to play all the time when I was younger. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 08:26:59 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day - 04/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x57457575 Daily Quote: “Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.” &#8213; Zig Ziglar <BR> <BR> Daily Question: Fill in the blank again: I love… <BR> <BR> walking in the country or a wooded area and enjoying the wonders that are around me. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 07:52:58 EST Hey! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x57450575 Hey everyone, my name is Jennifer and I just joined today. I have a very supportive family but none are overweight so itsreally hard for them to relate sometimes! Just looking for friends who might be going through the same things I am and hoping we can motivate each other! I love to read, like to do anything outdoors. Love to cook so any recipies would be great! I have 3 kids and a loving husband. Hope everyone has a great day! Wed, 9 Apr 2014 15:34:56 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day - 04/09 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x57445186 Daily Quote: “One must always be prepared for riotous and endless waves of transformation.” <BR> &#8213; Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love <BR> <BR> Daily Question: I like…the smell of rain and listening to the rain (not storms, mind you). Wed, 9 Apr 2014 08:15:05 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day - 04/08 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x57431590 Daily Quote: “You have to accept whatever comes, and the only important thing is that you meet it with the best you have to give.” <BR> &#8213; Eleanor Roosevelt <BR> <BR> Daily Question: What is the last thing you ate? <BR> <BR> Technically I am about halfway finished but it is the last thing I ate today is a mix of half Multi-grain Cheerios and half regular Cheerios and a cup of fat free milk. Tue, 8 Apr 2014 07:49:23 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day - 04/07 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x57417648 Daily Quote: “Plant seeds of happiness, hope, success, and love; it will all come back to you in abundance. This is the law of nature.” &#8213; Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience <BR> <BR> Daily Question: List one thing that disgusts you that probably wouldn’t bother someone else. <BR> <BR> Cottage cheese. I should probably try it, but I just can't bring myself to yet. I am just getting used to Greek Yogurt. <BR> Mon, 7 Apr 2014 07:57:44 EST jennifer needing to lose the weight http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x57415119 I'm 28 yrs of age, I was in very good shape up till 2007 I got hit by a forklift at work. I became depressed, because I could not work but I did not give up. After two years of therapy I went to work for the state through pain and spasms and all I hung in there till my body couldn't take any more so two years later, I had a spasm on two row stairs that caused me to break my right foot and damage my disc worse then before. But I haven't gave up GOD is going to guide me all the way. Sun, 6 Apr 2014 23:38:19 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day - 04/06 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x57407297 Daily Quote: “People who lack the clarity, courage, or determination to follow their own dreams will often find ways to discourage yours. When you change for the better, the people around you will be inspired to change also....but only after doing their best to make you stop. Live your truth and don't EVER stop.” &#8213; Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free <BR> <BR> Daily Question: Do you currently have a crush on someone? If so, share a few of the reasons why. <BR> <BR> Yes, my... Sun, 6 Apr 2014 11:53:18 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the day - 04/05 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x57394197 Daily Quote: “Don't fear failure. — Not failure, but low aim, is the crime. In great attempts it is glorious even to fail.” &#8213; Bruce Lee, Striking Thoughts: Bruce Lee's Wisdom for Daily Living <BR> <BR> Daily Question: Do you generally sleep later on the weekends than you do through the week? <BR> <BR> Often yes, even if it is just a little bit. Since getting the new dog, however, he doesn't like to let us sleep too late. <BR> Sat, 5 Apr 2014 09:52:53 EST New to Sparkpeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x57384286 Hello!! My name is Katie I am 27 years old and have decided to start living a healthy lifestyle!!! I have have been married for 4 years and have 3 kids. I want to be the best wife and mother I can be for my family!! I am wanting to lose 100 and to be fit. I want to be happy in my own body. I am going to need alot of support. I want and need to do this!! Fri, 4 Apr 2014 12:58:44 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day - 04/04 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x57381019 Daily Quote: “One resolution I have made, and try always to keep, is this: ‘To rise above little things’.” - John Burroughs <BR> <BR> Daily Question: Name one thing that you are looking forward to this weekend. <BR> <BR> We normally go to an event called Cars and Coffee where a lot of folks bring their antiques or cars they are proud of out. It is always so fun because you never know what will be there. It happens the first weekend of the month. And we are going to the library this weekend ... Fri, 4 Apr 2014 08:22:30 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day - 04/03 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x57368080 Daily Quote: “Do not stop thinking of life as an adventure. You have no security unless you can live bravely, excitingly, imaginatively; unless you can choose a challenge instead of competence.” &#8213; Eleanor Roosevelt, The Autobiography of Eleanor Roosevelt <BR> <BR> Daily Question: Do you wear a watch? <BR> <BR> I used to, but my watch is in desperate need of a new battery so I haven't worn it in forever. Thu, 3 Apr 2014 07:53:33 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day - 04/02 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x57354646 Daily Quote: “It doesn't matter what you did or where you were...it matters where you are and what you're doing. Get out there! Sing the song in your heart and NEVER let anyone shut you up!!” &#8213; Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free <BR> <BR> Daily Question: Do you enjoy doing puzzles? <BR> <BR> I used to. I don't really take the time to do them anymore. Wed, 2 Apr 2014 07:57:19 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x57352188 Hello my fellow Texans :) I am so ready to get past this 7 year weight plateau and look forward to getting my activity tracker to see where I have been lacking :) I wish you all luck! Tue, 1 Apr 2014 23:40:54 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day - 04/01 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x57341064 Daily Quote: “Let today be the day you stop being haunted by the ghost of yesterday. Holding a grudge & harboring anger/resentment is poison to the soul. Get even with people...but not those who have hurt us, forget them, instead get even with those who have helped us.” &#8213; Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free <BR> <BR> Daily Question: Have you ever, or do you still, do pranks on April Fool's Day? <BR> <BR> I probably did in grade school, but not now. Tue, 1 Apr 2014 08:11:42 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day - 03/31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x57326921 Daily Quote: “Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action. ” &#8213; William James <BR> <BR> Daily Question: Have you ever been on a motorcycle? <BR> <BR> Yes, but never solo. Mon, 31 Mar 2014 08:10:14 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the day - 03/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x57314881 Daily Quote: “It doesn't matter what you did or where you were...it matters where you are and what you're doing. Get out there! Sing the song in your heart and NEVER let anyone shut you up!!” &#8213; Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free <BR> <BR> Daily Question: Are you a glass half full or a glass half empty kind of person? <BR> <BR> Definitely glass half full. <BR> Sun, 30 Mar 2014 09:32:00 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the day - 03/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x57306696 Daily Quote: “Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change.” <BR> &#8213; Wayne W. Dyer <BR> <BR> Daily Question: Are you a morning person or a night owl? <BR> <BR> Definitely a morning person. <BR> <BR> Sorry I am starting everything late. It's my birthday and we took longer than expected this morning. Sat, 29 Mar 2014 14:22:38 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day - March 27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x57290235 Daily Quote: “Forget yesterday - it has already forgotten you. Don't sweat tomorrow - you haven't even met. Instead, open your eyes and your heart to a truly precious gift - today.” &#8213; Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free <BR> <BR> Daily Question: Do you ever wish on stars? <BR> <BR> Yes. I used to do it more often than I do now. Fri, 28 Mar 2014 07:35:55 EST Weightloss with Godly scriptures for 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x57283157 I read Lynn Modranskis Biblical group weightloss plan and I decided to start one in my home. <BR> We are on the 2nd week of her plan. Which group should we join on Spark people? Christi Thu, 27 Mar 2014 14:37:29 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day - March 27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x57278170 Daily Quote: “How would your life be different if…You walked away from gossip and verbal defamation? Let today be the day…You speak only the good you know of other people and encourage others to do the same.” &#8213; Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free <BR> <BR> This quote reminded me of something that was said to me several years ago about not saying it to yourself it you wouldn't say it to a friend. <BR> <BR> Daily Question: What do you plan to eat next? <BR> <BR> A protein s... Thu, 27 Mar 2014 08:01:25 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day - 03/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x57265923 Daily Quote: “Don't confuse poor decision-making with destiny. Own your mistakes. It’s ok; we all make them. Learn from them so they can empower you!” &#8213; Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free <BR> <BR> Daily Question: If you could spend the night with a celebrity tonight, who would it be? <BR> <BR> I think I'll stick with my husband because he is pretty awesome. <BR> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 08:16:22 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day - 03/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x57253539 Daily Quote: “Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness.” &#8213; Steve Maraboli <BR> <BR> I think I may have used this one before, but it struck me this morning that when we find something that doesn't work or isn't a good fit for us, then we need to move on and not focus on what didn't work, but what did because that is how we will hit our goals. <BR> <BR> Daily Question: If you could buy a new car tomorrow (and money was no object) what would y... Tue, 25 Mar 2014 08:20:34 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day - 03/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x57240735 Daily Quote: “Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” &#8213; Napoleon Hill, Think and Grow Rich: A Black Choice <BR> <BR> Daily Question: When did you first travel on a plane? Where did you go? <BR> <BR> I believe it was from Florida back to Texas when I was in travel and tourism school. Mon, 24 Mar 2014 08:26:28 EST HI Everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x57230557 Hi Everyone. <em>213</em> My name is Dolores. I have been hanging around SparkPeople for a long time and losing and gaining a little each time. I have finally decided to get serious and start using the trackers and join a few communities and reach my goals. <BR> <BR> I live in Austin. I saw a team for Austin, but didn't see a way to join it. Is this group for all of Texas? I am new to message boards, so if anyone has advice on how to use them to my advantage please help me out. Sun, 23 Mar 2014 11:03:22 EST QUOTE AND ??QUESTION?? OF THE DAY - 03/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x57229278 Daily Quote: “Make a pact with yourself today to not be defined by your past. Sometimes the greatest thing to come out of all your hard work isn't what you get for it, but what you become for it. Shake things up today! Be You...Be Free...Share.” &#8213; Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free <BR> <BR> Daily Question: Share something that you enjoy doing when you’re alone. <BR> <BR> I enjoy reading. I enjoy the quiet. Sun, 23 Mar 2014 09:06:36 EST QUOTE AND ??QUESTION?? OF THE DAY - 03/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x57217989 Daily Quote: “At the end of the day, let there be no excuses, no explanations, no regrets.” &#8213; Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free <BR> <BR> Daily Question: Share at least one accomplishment that people wouldn’t expect you to be proud of. <BR> <BR> That until I was an adult, I'd never had a broken bone. <BR> Sat, 22 Mar 2014 09:01:56 EST New Introduction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x57217203 Hi, I'm Marion. I live in the Houston area. In 2008 I contracted Lyme Disease. Because of the controversy that surrounds this disease it quickly entered the chronic stage. I was given several different medicines that put over 100 pounds on me in less than a year. I've been unable to do any kind of real workout to help in weight loss so loosing weight has been very difficult. I can do a little for a very short period of time, but am not able to do it several times a day, so I am in the process... Sat, 22 Mar 2014 07:29:08 EST hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x57212802 Hi, I live in Valley View. I have set a goal of losing 50 lbs. I need to lose more than that but thought it best to start with smaller goals. I am doing this so I will be healthier for my children and to help my daughter while she loses the weight she gained after her best friend moved away last summer. She is only 12 and 5' 6 in. and gain over 50 lbs from being depressed and not being active, so we are working together to be healthier. Fri, 21 Mar 2014 18:31:29 EST QUOTE AND ??QUESTION?? OF THE DAY - 03/21/2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x57206394 Daily Quote: “The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.” <BR> &#8213; Confucius, Confucius: The Analects <BR> <BR> Daily Question: Name one song that makes you want to dance every time you hear it. <BR> <BR> I didn’t think about this really until this evening, but every time I hear Bette Midler’s rendition of Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, I can’t help but move. :-) <BR> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 08:02:17 EST QUOTE AND ??QUESTION?? OF THE DAY - 03/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x57194157 Daily Quote: “Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of craving control over what you don't.” &#8213; Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free <BR> <BR> Daily Question: Describe one delicious thing that you’ve eaten lately. <BR> <BR> Although it was not entirely PointsPlus friendly, I had a chocolate chip bread pudding for my early birthday dinner/my friends' last meal in Dallas. At least I didn't eat all of it! <... Thu, 20 Mar 2014 08:04:13 EST QUOTE and ?? QUESTION?? of the Day - 03/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x57182023 Daily Quote: “The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.” &#8213; Arthur C. Clarke <BR> <BR> Daily Question: Are you more conservative in your actions or more rebellious? <BR> <BR> Probably more conservative. It is the way I have always been. Wed, 19 Mar 2014 08:17:30 EST intro http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x57181065 Hey everyone. Just joined spark fitness hoping to stay on track with my healthy eating, I work out about 2-3x week but haven't seen much change due to bad eating habits. So I came here hoping to stay on track since I know people will be holding me accountable. Don't fret if I do not post for a couple of days in a row, I am a trauma ICU nurse and I work 7p to 7a usually 3-4 days straight and on those days I do not have a lot of time to log on but I will update all the days I missed on my d... Wed, 19 Mar 2014 06:35:53 EST Quote and ??Question?? of the Day - 03/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x57169000 Daily Quote: “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” &#8213; Ralph Waldo Emerson <BR> <BR> Daily Question: Had technology enhanced your life, or has it over complicated your life? <BR> <BR> Overall, I would say it has enhanced. There are certain times that I feel it has complicated things because with cell phones, etc., people can find you anywhere...even in the middle of a movie. Tue, 18 Mar 2014 07:33:56 EST Quote and ??Question?? of the Day - 03/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x57156474 Daily Quote: “The only way to support a revolution is to make your own.” &#8213; Abbie Hoffman <BR> <BR> Daily Question: Would you go to Mars even if it meant you could never return to Earth? <BR> <BR> No, I don't think I would unless I could take my whole family with me. :-) <BR> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 08:20:10 EST Quote and ??Question?? of the Day - 03/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x57144477 Daily Quote: “Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.” &#8213; Zig Ziglar <BR> <BR> Daily Question: Describe the kind of home you would live in if money were no object. <BR> <BR> I guess I don't have a specific image of the house, other than a decent front porch where I could sit outside and some acreage where I could walk around. DH's parents had a property like that when we first started dating/got married, but they sold it because of lack o... Sun, 16 Mar 2014 08:24:33 EST Quote and ??Question?? of the Day - 03/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x57135164 Daily Quote: “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” &#8213; Mahatma Gandhi <BR> <BR> Daily Question: Name little things that you do to help yourself become more active. <BR> <BR> I have walked 5 minutes for every hour or pulled out my little upper/lower body cycle at work to get some motion on. It seems to help break up my day. I also park further away in the mornings when I get to work. Sat, 15 Mar 2014 10:51:45 EST Quote and ??Question?? of the Day - 03/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x57123992 Daily Quote: “In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.” &#8213; Robert Frost <BR> <BR> Daily Question: What’s one thing that you really want to do that you’ve never done? <BR> <BR> I would like to go on a cruise. My husband's cousin is an assistant cruise director and I think it would be fun. Fri, 14 Mar 2014 10:55:59 EST Quote and ??Question?? of the day - 03/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x57113173 Daily Quote: Do what you can with what you have where you are. - Theodore Roosevelt <BR> <BR> Daily Question: How old would you feel if you didn’t know how old you are? <BR> <BR> This one is tough for me to answer. Some days I feel older and other days I feel younger. Most days I feel younger than my age. <BR> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 13:11:34 EST Quote and ??Question?? of the Day - 03/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x57096181 First off, let me start by apologizing for not starting the thread. I have literally been in bed since Sunday. I woke up Monday morning and felt like I'd been run over by a Mac Truck and he'd back up a few times to try to make sure the job was done. One of my friends posted that hers is allergies gone wild...which may be the situation in my case too. They seem to be worse for me at certain times of the year and I get a sinus infection, etc. Just when you think you can play down the allergy me... Wed, 12 Mar 2014 07:30:17 EST Introduction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x57086362 My name is Sherrie and I live in West Texas. I have had a weight problem for a long time. I had a heart transplant on July 24, 2004. It has been a journey with ups and downs but worth while. I will be 10 years out in July. I also have type 2 diabetes. The insulin and anti-rejection I have to take makes me hungry all the time. Exercise, drinking lots of water and watching food intake does not relieve the hunger. It is just hard. I fracture my left ankle on January 8th and have been a heavy boo... Tue, 11 Mar 2014 11:28:27 EST Quote and ??Question?? of the Day - 03/09 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x57059756 Daily Quote: A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. - Lao Tzu <BR> <BR> <BR> Daily Question: If you won 100 million dollars Monday, would you continue doing whatever you usually do on Tuesdays? <BR> <BR> I believe that I would. I enjoy what I do and the people I work with. <BR> Sun, 9 Mar 2014 09:30:54 EST Quote and ??Question?? of the Day - 03/08 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x57049874 Daily Quote: Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without. - Confucius <BR> <BR> Daily Question: If you had to move out of state right now, where would you move? <BR> <BR> I'm not sure. Colorado maybe? I've never really thought about living anywhere other than Texas in years. Sat, 8 Mar 2014 10:15:42 EST Quote and ??Question?? of the Day - 03/07 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x57036878 Daily Quote: Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. - Mark Twain <BR> <BR> Daily Question: Have you ever been with someone and not spoken a word, only to walk away thinking that was the best conversation ever? <BR> <BR> Not recently, but yes! <BR> Fri, 7 Mar 2014 07:59:24 EST New to Weight Loss http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x57030898 Hi Everyone, I am new to SparkPeople so I am not sure how all this works. What I do know is I obviously need some kind of help and motivation on my weight loss journey. I have gained over 40 lbs in a 4 year period and to be honest it is quite painful. Everything I do anymore is uncomfortable and my health is starting to deteriorate. So today I have committed to do what it takes to get back to a healthy weight and to live a healthier lifestyle. Any advice for newbies would be much appreci... Thu, 6 Mar 2014 17:17:05 EST Quote and ??Question?? of the Day - 03/06 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x57024500 Daily Quote: You have to have a darkness...for the dawn to come. - Harrison Ford <BR> <BR> Daily Question: Share something that you enjoy doing when you’re alone. <BR> <BR> Reading. Usually surrounded by dogs. <BR> <BR> BTW, I have seen several people post about problems with their FitBit Force. I posted a Public Service Announcement yesterday about it. FitBit has recalled the Force because of the skin irritation. If you know anyone that has one, please let them know. Thu, 6 Mar 2014 07:51:17 EST Hi, Ya'll http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x57022500 I live in the Beef Capital of the World. We have more cows than residents. It's good to be on Team Texas. Thu, 6 Mar 2014 00:07:17 EST Quote and ??Question?? of the Day - 03/05 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x57011762 Daily Quote: Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others. - Cicero <BR> <BR> Daily Question: Are you the kind of friend you’d want to have as a friend? <BR> <BR> I really try to be. I may not always succeed, but I do try. <BR> Wed, 5 Mar 2014 08:02:51 EST HI http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x57004501 I am working on getting healthy and losing weight. Currently following a strict diet and attempting to get in more exercise! Happy to be here Tue, 4 Mar 2014 16:03:01 EST Quote and ??Question?? of the Day - 03/04 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x56998551 Daily Quote: Never be afraid to try, remember... <BR> Amateurs built the ark. <BR> Professionals built the Titanic. <BR> Author Unknown <BR> <BR> <BR> Daily Question: If you are going to reward yourself for sticking with something, normally how long do you expect yourself to stick with it? <BR> <BR> I think a lot of it depends on the reward. If it is something smaller, an inexpensive DVD or something like that, then perhaps a week, maybe 2 depending on the price of the dvd. If it is someth... Tue, 4 Mar 2014 07:49:35 EST Quote and ??Question?? of the Day - 03/03 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x56985142 Daily Quote: Be not afraid of going slowly; be only afraid of standing still. - Chinese Proverb <BR> <BR> Daily Question: What was the last movie you saw at the cinema? <BR> <BR> I think it was Mandela. DH and I don't get to the movies often. <BR> Mon, 3 Mar 2014 08:59:38 EST East Texas Sparks Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x56974557 Hello, I was wondering if there was enough people to have an East Texas team?? <BR> <BR> Jenna K Sun, 2 Mar 2014 12:56:02 EST Quote and ??Question?? of the Day - 03/02 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x56972398 Daily Quote: I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work. - Thomas Alva Edison <BR> <BR> Daily Question: Tell me a little about yourself in 10 words or less. <BR> <BR> Texan, mom of 3, paralegal, couponer/bargain shopper Sun, 2 Mar 2014 09:51:40 EST Quotes of the Week ( March 2 - 8 ) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x56966003 <BR> 1)Photography is more than a medium for factual communication of ideas. It is a creative art. <BR> Ansel Adams <BR> <BR> 2)It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently. <BR> Warren Buffett <BR> <BR> 3)The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure , t... Sat, 1 Mar 2014 19:25:42 EST Quote and ??Question?? of the Day - 03/01/2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x56959727 Daily Quote: If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change. - Author Unknown <BR> <BR> Daily Question: What did you have for lunch yesterday? <BR> <BR> I had the Simple Start Tuna Salad on a multi-grain Sandwich Thin and a cup of steamed green beans. Sat, 1 Mar 2014 09:31:36 EST Hi Ya'll! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x56950315 Using SparkPeople for the 2nd time, need the accountability of tracking my food! I live along the beautiful Texas Coast, am 53 years old with a great husband and 2 grown daughters. New stage of life and want to start it off healthy. Will love to see some Texas recipes (spicy!) and get tips, especially for how to work out in Texas heat!!! Fri, 28 Feb 2014 14:20:21 EST Quote and ??Question of the Day?? 02/28/2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x56945678 Daily Quote: I shall pass through this life but once. Any good therefore that I can do, or any kindness I can show, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it. For I shall never pass this way again. - Etienne de Grellet <BR> <BR> Daily Question: How many states have you visited? <BR> <BR> I won’t really include the ones from when I was little bitty because I honestly can’t remember the trips, just being told about them. I have been to Florida, New Mexico, Colorado, Massachusetts, Loui... Fri, 28 Feb 2014 08:06:46 EST Heyllo! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x56936573 My name is Carol. I'm 43 years young, married to a wonderful man with beautiful children - 3 boys and a girl. I was born in Tampa, FL; but raised here in TX - and there's no better place to live! I just want to lose weight and get healthy. I want to be my best ME and enjoy life more because I'm healthy. Hopefully along the way, I can encourage someone else on their journey because we all need that from time to time. Thu, 27 Feb 2014 13:03:29 EST Quote and ??Question?? of the Day - 02/27/2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x56932373 Daily Quote: Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world. - Albert Einstein <BR> <BR> Daily Question: Do you prefer to pay for things with cash or plastic? <BR> <BR> I normally pay for things with my debit card because I rarely carry cash. Thu, 27 Feb 2014 07:49:23 EST Quote and ??Question?? of the Day - 02/25/2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x56919319 Daily Quote: You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore. - Christopher Columbus <BR> <BR> Daily Question: Do you tell the truth about your age? <BR> <BR> Yes. I wish I were in better shape, but I do tell the truth about it. I'm 42, will be 43 in March. <BR> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 08:08:58 EST Quote and ??Question?? of the Day - 02/25/2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x56906763 Daily Quote: First ask yourself: What is the worst that can happen? Then prepare to accept it. Then proceed to improve on the worst. - Dale Carnegie <BR> <BR> Daily Question: Do you wear glasses and/or contacts? <BR> <BR> Yes. I am pretty blind without my glasses or contacts. Tue, 25 Feb 2014 07:57:10 EST Quote and ??Question?? of the Day - 02/24/2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x56893365 Daily Quote: “Hold fast to dreams, <BR> For if dreams die <BR> Life is a broken-winged bird, <BR> That cannot fly.” &#8213; Langston Hughes <BR> <BR> Daily Question: If you could make a wish to change one part of yourself immediately, what would it be? <BR> <BR> I'm not sure I would want to change anything immediately if my old habits are still in place. If I could change my habits, I think it would be to make healthier choices. Mon, 24 Feb 2014 08:11:17 EST Hi I'm Annabel http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x56884964 im interested in connecting with others who have SLE. Sun, 23 Feb 2014 14:45:53 EST Quote and ??Question?? of the Day - 02/23/2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x56881704 Daily Quote: “Your life is your spiritual path. <BR> <BR> It's what's right in front of you. You can't live anyone else's life. The task is to live yours and stop trying to copy one you think looks better.” &#8213; Sandy Nathan, Stepping Off the Edge: Learning & Living Spiritual Practice <BR> <BR> I thought this was interesting. We all have things that work for us on our journeys and this seems to be a good reminder that just because something worked for one person, doesn't mean it will wor... Sun, 23 Feb 2014 09:33:14 EST Quote and ??Question?? of the Day - 02/22/2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x56869288 Daily Quote: “Instead of focusing on how much you can accomplish, focus on how much you can absolutely love what you’re doing.” &#8213; Leo Babauta <BR> <BR> Daily Question: If you have a playlist, where do you get your music ideas from? Do you create your own? Do you listen to music while you workout? <BR> <BR> I have a whole bunch of songs that I have put in my "workout" playlist. I am thinking that I need to really put together some cooldown/warmup and then workout songs together. I know... Sat, 22 Feb 2014 07:42:32 EST introducing me http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x56865591 hey my name is ariel and im from a small town in Clarksville im overweight and I plan on doing all I can to get back into shape I want to be confident about myself an like what I see when I look in the mirror each day. I don't know exactly what to say lol so I mean yeah hah just if any one has any pointer or anything please just let me know Fri, 21 Feb 2014 21:00:23 EST Quotes of the Week ( Feb 23 - March 1 ) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x56864769 THE WISDOM OF THE GREEKS II <BR> ============================== <BR> 1)An imbalance between rich and poor is the oldest and most fatal ailment of all republics. <BR> Plutarch <BR> <BR> 2)I don't need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better. <BR> Plutarch <BR> <BR> 3)Wise leaders generally have wise counselors because it takes a wise person themselves to distinguish them. <BR> Diogenes of Sinope <BR> <BR> 4)One may define flattery as a bas... Fri, 21 Feb 2014 19:32:12 EST Quotes of the Week ( Feb 16 - 22 ) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x56864575 THE WISDOM OF THE ANCIENT GREEKS <BR> ===================================== <BR> <BR> 1)It is greed to do all the talking but not to want to listen at all. <BR> Democritus <BR> <BR> 2)There are only two people who can tell you the truth about yourself - an enemy who has lost his temper and a friend who loves you dearly. <BR> Antisthenes <BR> <BR> 3)Pay attention to your enemies, for they are the first to discover your mistakes. <BR> Antisthenes <BR> <BR> 4)Anybody can become angry - that ... Fri, 21 Feb 2014 19:14:08 EST Quote and ??Question?? of the Day - 02/21/2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x56857160 Daily Quote: “Inspiration is always a surprising visitor.” &#8213; John O'Donohue, Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom <BR> <BR> Daily Question: How often do you make your bed? <BR> <BR> We try to do it everyday, but it doesn't always get done. I guess perhaps 4 out of 7 days. Fri, 21 Feb 2014 08:04:45 EST Quote and ??Question?? of the Day - 02/20/2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x56844364 Daily Quote: “Failure is an event, never a person.” &#8213; William D. Brown <BR> <BR> Daily Question: List one thing that you will do for yourself today. <BR> <BR> I will go to my meeting and I have a trip to Michael's planned afterwards. Thu, 20 Feb 2014 08:10:42 EST Quote and ??Question?? of the Day - 02/19/2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x56831149 Daily Quote: “You'll never reach perfection because there's always room for improvement. Yet get along the way to perfection, you'll learn to get better.” &#8213; Hlovate, Versus <BR> <BR> Daily Question: Share the details of one project that you’re currently working on. <BR> <BR> Learning to crochet. I did make a crochet flower on Sunday, but I couldn't finish it off because I didn't have a darning needle. Wed, 19 Feb 2014 08:10:13 EST hi all! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x56823114 hello my name is Francis im 28 yrs old I am currently at 230 lbs , my goal is to be 150lbs. I am a.compulsive eater . I love food. I'm just trying to find a way to eat better and exercise more. I.have often started diets and stopped them 2-3 days later. I hope I can find the will power too stick to this any tips should be greatly appreciated. thanx Tue, 18 Feb 2014 14:47:51 EST Quote and ??Question?? of the Day - 02/18/2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x56820659 Daily Quote: “Be fearless. Have the courage to take risks. Go where there are no guarantees. Get out of your comfort zone even if it means being uncomfortable. The road less traveled is sometimes fraught with barricades bumps and uncharted terrain. But it is on that road where your character is truly tested And have the courage to accept that you’re not perfect nothing is and no one is — and that’s OK.” &#8213; Katie Couric <BR> <BR> Daily Question: Fill in the blank: My favorite exercise i... Tue, 18 Feb 2014 11:08:30 EST Quote and ??Question?? of the Day - 02/17/2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x56805355 Daily Quote: “Our biggest regrets are not for the things we have done but for the things we haven't done” &#8213; Chad Michael Murray <BR> <BR> Daily Question: Finish this sentence: When I’m in the kitchen I...enjoy baking. <BR> <BR> I forgot how much I enjoy it until I had to bake the other night for the bake sale. Mon, 17 Feb 2014 08:52:45 EST Quote and ??Question?? of the Day - 02/16/2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x56794156 Daily Quote: “My life isn’t theories and formulae. It’s part instinct, part common sense. Logic is as good a word as any, and I’ve absorbed what logic I have from everything and everyone… from my mother, from training as a ballet dancer, from Vogue magazine, from the laws of life and health and nature.” &#8213; Audrey Hepburn <BR> <BR> Daily Question: Finish this sentence: Yesterday I drank...too much soda. Sun, 16 Feb 2014 10:21:45 EST Quote and ??Question?? of the Day - 02/15/2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x56781728 Daily Quote: “So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.” &#8213; Christopher Reeve <BR> <BR> I have great respect for this man that played Superman. <BR> <BR> Daily Question: What’s the most unhealthy thing in your fridge right now? <BR> <BR> We try not too keep too much in the way of high calorie foods in the house, but I think definitely the Green Onion Dip isn't the best thing. I do eat it, ... Sat, 15 Feb 2014 08:21:00 EST Quote and ??Question?? of the Day - 02/14/2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x56770017 Daily Quote: “Our biggest regrets are not for the things we have done but for the things we haven't done” &#8213; Chad Michael Murray <BR> <BR> Daily Question: How do you celebrate Valentine's Day? <BR> <BR> Whether you are single or have someone special, I think you should do something special for yourself today. My husband and I don't often go out on Valentine's Day simply because I feel like we celebrate our love everyday. But when I was single, I would try to take a long bath or somethi... Fri, 14 Feb 2014 08:11:38 EST Quote and ??Question?? of the Day - 02/13/2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x56759934 Daily Quote: “I've pursued dreams and achieved them, but I don't think anybody should think their life is incomplete if they don't follow some dream. Happiness doesn't come from achievements, or money, or any sort of treasure. Happiness is a frame of mind, not a destination. It's appreciating what you've got and building relationships with those around you.” &#8213; Janette Rallison <BR> <BR> Daily Question: What helps you to stay motivated? <BR> <BR> I know that this journey to my healthi... Thu, 13 Feb 2014 11:09:53 EST Hello Everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x56755656 I'm new here...I am a divorced mother of a 14-year-old son. I have struggled with my weight all my life, although I went through a great period of "finding myself" after my divorce and got much healthier and in better shape...then I had an accident, knee surgery, botched therapy...and here I am, MUCH heavier and in WORSE shape than before :-( my son has decided to live with his father for about 6 months, so I'm using this time as "ME" time, to get myself healthier and more active. Any encou... Thu, 13 Feb 2014 00:01:18 EST Quote and ??Question?? of the Day - 02/12/2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x56746516 Daily Quote: “But the past cannot be changed, and we carry our choices with us, forward, into the unknown. We can only move on.” &#8213; Libba Bray, The Sweet Far Thing <BR> <BR> Daily Question: What time did you go to bed last night? <BR> <BR> About 9:30 p.m. <BR> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 10:19:01 EST motivation interruption due to illness...my enemy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x56741272 Hey howdy <BR> <BR> So, I wrote in my blog about my day yesterday and how excited I was at the possibility of trying something new and good for myself to get started again on being healthy and fit even with my thesis paper breathing down my neck every day. I gotta have time for me. <BR> <BR> So I make this list of the things I need to accomplish the next few months and ideas to get me there. I was eager to start today and really get working when the cold or flu from Hell just up and hit m... Tue, 11 Feb 2014 22:01:18 EST Quote and ??Question?? of the Day - 02/11/2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x56731777 Daily Quote: “You need to learn how to select your thoughts just the same way you select your clothes every day. This is a power you can cultivate. If you want to control things in your life so bad, work on the mind. That's the only thing you should be trying to control.” &#8213; Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love <BR> <BR> Daily Question: Do you prefer walking inside (on a treadmill, with a dvd, etc.) or walking outside? <BR> <BR> They almost feel like they are two different walks complete... Tue, 11 Feb 2014 08:00:24 EST Quote and ??Question?? of the Day - 02/10/2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x56718001 Daily Quote:“Don't belittle yourself. Be BIG yourself.” &#8213; Corita Kent <BR> <BR> Daily Question: Do you prefer sparkling water or flat water? Flavored water? <BR> <BR> I generally prefer flat water. On a special occasion, I will add flavor to it or drink sparkling water. <BR> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 07:51:29 EST Quotes of the Week ( FEB 9 - 15 ) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x56707644 1)A lie told often enough becomes the truth. <BR> Vladimir Lenin <BR> <BR> 2)There are no morals in politics; there is only expedience. A scoundrel may be of use to us just because he is a scoundrel. <BR> Vladimir Lenin <BR> <BR> 3)The greatest wealth is to live content with little, for there is never want where the mind is satisfied. <BR> Lucretius <BR> <BR> 4)No matter what you've done for yourself or for humanity, if you can't look back on having given love and attention to your own fam... Sun, 9 Feb 2014 12:01:07 EST Quote and ??Question?? of the Day - 02/09/2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x56707329 Daily Quote: “If you want to be proud of yourself, then do things in which you can take pride” &#8213; Karen Horney, Neurosis and Human Growth: The Struggle Towards Self-Realization <BR> <BR> Daily Question: Do you make a meal plan for the week? <BR> <BR> Yes. We generally just do dinner as a family. And I plan my lunch and normally have the same thing for breakfast, but I am thinking that I may try something different for the next week or so. Sun, 9 Feb 2014 11:35:49 EST Quote and ??Question?? of the Day - 02/08/2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x56694683 Daily Quote: “You must not ever stop being whimsical. And you must not, ever, give anyone else the responsibility for your life.” &#8213; Mary Oliver, Wild Geese <BR> <BR> Daily Question: Did you watch the Olympics Opening Ceremonies last night? <BR> <BR> We did. We enjoyed some family time with my MIL and made an evening of it. Sat, 8 Feb 2014 10:37:53 EST Quotes of the Week ( Feb 2 - 8 ) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x56688783 QUOTES BY THEODOR WIESENGRUND ADORNO <BR> ========================================<BR>====== <BR> <BR> <BR> 1)Intolerance of ambiguity is the mark of an authoritarian personality. <BR> <BR> 2) There are no more ideologies in the authentic sense of false consciousness, only advertisements for the world through its duplication and the provocative lie which does not seek belief but commands silence. <BR> <BR> 3)Once the last trace of emotion has been eradicated, nothing remains of thought bu... Fri, 7 Feb 2014 20:07:18 EST Quotes of the Week ( Jan 26 - Feb 1 ) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x56688394 1)Be convinced that to be happy means to be free and that to be free means to be brave. Therefore do not take lightly the perils of wa <BR> Thucydides <BR> <BR> 2) Mens indignation, it seems, is more excited by legal wrong than by violent wrong; the first looks like being cheated by an equal, the second like being compelled by a superior. <BR> Thucydides <BR> <BR> 3) The depth and strength of a human character are defined by its moral reserves. People reveal themselves completely only when ... Fri, 7 Feb 2014 19:41:01 EST Quotes of the Week ( Jan 19 -25) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x56688035 1) Getting divorced just because you don't love a man is almost as silly as getting married just because you do. <BR> Zsa Zsa Gabor <BR> <BR> 2)You never really know a man until you have divorced him. <BR> Zsa Zsa Gabor <BR> <BR> 3)I am a marvelous housekeeper. Every time I leave a man I keep his house. <BR> Zsa Zsa Gabor <BR> <BR> 4)Engrave this Quote Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning. <BR> Bill Gates <BR> <BR> 5)Often you have to rely on intuition. <BR> Bi... Fri, 7 Feb 2014 19:09:30 EST Quotes of the Week ( Jan 12 - 18) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x56684993 1)Have you ever been hurt and the place tries to heal a bit, and you just pull the scar off of it over and over again. <BR> Rosa Parks <BR> <BR> 2)I have often repented speaking, but never of holding my tongue. <BR> Xenocrates <BR> <BR> 3)No human being will ever know the Truth, for even if they happen to say it by chance, they would not even known they had done so. <BR> Xenophanes <BR> <BR> 4)Men create the gods in their own image. <BR> Xenophanes <BR> <BR> 5)The sweetest of all sounds i... Fri, 7 Feb 2014 13:31:56 EST Quotes of the Week ( Jan 5- 11) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x56684886 1)If you can dream it, you can do it. <BR> Walt Disney <BR> <BR> 2)Think in the morning. Act in the noon. Eat in the evening. Sleep in the night. <BR> William Blake <BR> <BR> 3)Know or listen to those who know. <BR> Baltasar Gracian <BR> <BR> 4)True friendship multiplies the good in life and divides its evils. Strive to have friends, for life without friends is like life on a desert island... to find one real friend in a lifetime is good fortune; to keep him is a blessing. <BR> Baltasar Gr... Fri, 7 Feb 2014 13:18:53 EST Quote and ??Question?? of the Day - 02/07/2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x56680805 Daily Quote: “We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” &#8213; Maya Angelou <BR> <BR> Daily Question: How do you get to sleep at night? Is it a struggle? <BR> <BR> Usually it is not a struggle for me to get to sleep, however, if I wake up during the night, I find it is a struggle to get back to sleep. Most times in order to shut my brain down, I watch/listen to Murder She Wrote (or Matlock when I can find it) on my ... Fri, 7 Feb 2014 08:07:18 EST Quote and ??Question?? of the Day - 02/06/2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x56667876 Daily Quote: “Ignore those that make you fearful and sad, that degrade you back towards disease and death.” &#8213; Rumi <BR> <BR> Wow. Sometimes you read a quote and it just speaks to you. <BR> <BR> Daily Question: I know The Biggest Loser has been controversial in years past, but Season 15 seems to be extraordinarily so with Rachel being so much lower than her "healthy weight range". What are your thoughts? <BR> <BR> If you watched this season, I think it was obvious (and even out of Rac... Thu, 6 Feb 2014 07:54:54 EST Wear Red Day - Friday, Feb 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x56658305 <em>479</em> <em>148</em> <em>530</em> <em>214</em> <em>129</em> <em>447</em> <em>289</em> <em>45</em> <em>370</em> <em>345</em> <em>212</em> <em>389</em> <em>479</em> <em>148</em> <em>530</em> <em>214</em> <em>129</em> <em>447</em> <em>289</em> <em>45</em> <em>370</em> <em>345</em> <em>212</em> <em>389</em> <em>479</em> <em>148</em> <em>530</em> <em>214</em> <em>129</em> <em>447</em> <em>289</em> <em... Wed, 5 Feb 2014 12:27:14 EST oh, heavens its winter down here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x56656712 I've heard of seasonal affective disorder, but I actually think we've all got it now for real. I can't believe we're having an actual, clinging winter down her in the southern part of the state for weeks instead of the "sporadic winters" we usually have. I've been getting drowsy easily, its cold all the time (I miss t-shirt weather so much now). Have you guys been surviving alright where you are? Wed, 5 Feb 2014 10:39:13 EST Quote and ??Question?? of the Day - 02/05/2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x56654137 Daily Quote: “There are two things we should always be 1. raw and 2. ready. When you are raw, you are always ready and when you are ready you usually realize that you are raw. Waiting for perfection is not an answer, one cannot say "I will be ready when I am perfect" because then you will never be ready, rather one must say "I am raw and I am ready just like this right now, how and who I am.” &#8213; C. JoyBell C. <BR> <BR> Daily Question: How often do you eat red meat? <BR> <BR> Probably m... Wed, 5 Feb 2014 07:54:37 EST Quote and ??Question?? of the day - 02/04/2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x56641934 Daily Quote: “Success is a little like wrestling a gorilla. You don't quit when you're tired. You quit when the gorilla is tired.” &#8213; Robert Strauss <BR> <BR> Daily Question: If you had to choose between riding a bike or swimming, which would you choose? <BR> <BR> I think it would depend on the day. I enjoy my bike, but I think swimming is a particular favorite. <BR> <BR> Tue, 4 Feb 2014 09:45:30 EST Quote and ??Question?? of the Day - 02/03/2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x56625505 Daily Quote: “I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.” <BR> &#8213; Edward Everett Hale <BR> <BR> Daily Question: What time did you wake up this morning? <BR> <BR> Which time? The first time it was at 3:47 or so because I had to go to the bathroom and then I couldn't go back to sleep for the longest then when I finally did, I got up about 5:45. Mon, 3 Feb 2014 08:01:10 EST Quote and ??Question?? of the Day - 02/02/2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x56616189 Daily Quote: “All great achievements require time.” &#8213; Maya Angelou <BR> <BR> Daily Question: Do you have healthy snacks planned for today? What about the rest of the week? <BR> <BR> Yes. We purchased some applesauce, apples, and I have fruit cups in 100% juice that i drain off. Plus WW cheese sticks, etc. Sun, 2 Feb 2014 13:14:03 EST CELEBRATION STATION - FEB B-DAYS-ANN IVERSARIES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x56601131 We absolutely want to celebrate your February birthday, anniversary or sparkaversary with you! Please post it here so we can share it with you! <BR> <BR> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>26</em> <em>515</em> <em>503</em> <em>507</em> <em>509</em> <em>510</em> Sat, 1 Feb 2014 10:34:08 EST Quote and ??Question?? of the Day - 02/01/2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x56601021 Daily Quote: “Closed in a room, my imagination becomes the universe, and the rest of the world is missing out.” &#8213; Criss Jami, Diotima, Battery, Electric Personality <BR> <BR> Daily Question: Another fill in the blank: My mind often wonders… <BR> <BR> if I will manage to get all these craft ideas I have off the ground. <BR> Sat, 1 Feb 2014 10:26:17 EST FEBRUARY SPARK POINTS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=595x34x56599104 5 & 3 Sat, 1 Feb 2014 07:50:05 EST Quote and ??Question?? of the Day - 01/31/2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x56586479 Daily Quote: “A year from now you may wish you had started today.” &#8213; Karen Lamb <BR> <BR> Daily Question: Fill in the blank: I have never _________. <BR> <BR> I have never jumped out of a plane. Fri, 31 Jan 2014 08:04:50 EST Quote and ??Question?? of the Day - 01/30/2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x56573223 Daily Quote: “Never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never, never—in nothing, great or small, large or petty—never give in, except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force. Never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.” &#8213; Winston Churchill, Never Give In! The Best of Winston Churchill's Speeches <BR> <BR> Daily Question: Other than the scale, how do you determine your success on your weight loss journey? <BR> <BR> By the way my clothes feel, ... Thu, 30 Jan 2014 07:48:33 EST Quote and ??Question?? of the Day - 01/29/2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x56559136 Daily Quote: “If you try anything, if you try to lose weight, or to improve yourself, or to love, or to make the world a better place, you have already achieved something wonderful, before you even begin. Forget failure. If things don't work out the way you want, hold your head up high and be proud. And try again. And again. And again!” <BR> &#8213; Sarah Dessen, Keeping the Moon <BR> <BR> Daily Question: Name one meal that you enjoy cooking at home. <BR> <BR> Mostly anything I can do in my... Wed, 29 Jan 2014 07:58:14 EST Quote and ??Question?? of the Day - 01/28/2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x56545653 Daily Quote: “Eighty percent of success is showing up.” &#8213; Woody Allen <BR> <BR> Daily Question: Name one thing that you hope to be able to do when you reach your goal. <BR> <BR> Walk the stairs without being winded. Tue, 28 Jan 2014 08:05:44 EST Hello, Ya"ll From Texas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x56537211 Let me introduce myself. I am 52 years old and live in the Greater Houston area. I have been married for 20 years to a wonderful man and we have one teenage daughter. I also have 3 fur babies--2 cats and a Chinese Crested dog. My hobbies are sewing, scrapbooking, reading, and walking my dog. In 2012, I graduated from 7 years of school obtaining my BSW and MSW in social work. Over those years, I put on quite a bit of weight--mostly late night eating and stress/comfort eating. This year, I had ... Mon, 27 Jan 2014 15:19:15 EST Quote and ??Question?? of the Day - 01/27/2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x56531656 Daily Quote: “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” &#8213; Confucius <BR> <BR> Daily Question: I saw a blog the other day that was basically an ode to Richard Simmons. If there was one or two people in the fitness industry that you could have your choice to meet, who would it be? <BR> <BR> I think, like the blog that I read, it would have to be Richard Simmons or Leslie Sansone. They have to be two of the most positive people in the fitness indust... Mon, 27 Jan 2014 07:56:33 EST Quote and ??Question?? of the Day - 01/26/2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x56520299 Daily Quote: “The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.” &#8213; Coco Chanel <BR> <BR> Daily Question: What is the last thing that you did that made you laugh out loud? <BR> <BR> I meant to send a text to my husband and I sent it to the Girl Scout leader standing next to me. :-/ We both laughed so hard about that. <BR> <BR> First off, let me apologize for not starting the thread yesterday. I had a rare moment of sleeping too late. I woke up earlier and was awake for a ... Sun, 26 Jan 2014 10:28:16 EST Challenging myself to a Better Me http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x56516867 Hi. My name is Faye. I live in Prosper, just north of Frisco and McKinney. I am a 72 year old great grandmother who lives with my son and his family of a wife and two teen sons. I am chief cook as I enjoy watching everyone eat when they get home after their busy day. <BR> <BR> I need to lose 10 pounds gained over the years. I love walking but have been very lazy this year. I do pilates and some weights but I also love baking for family and friends. Of course that requires a lot of t... Sun, 26 Jan 2014 00:22:46 EST Quote and ??Question?? of the Day - 01/24/2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x56493958 Daily Quote: “It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.” &#8213; Herman Melville <BR> <BR> Daily Question: How often do you shop for groceries? <BR> <BR> At least once a week, but sometimes more. We try to put together a meal plan at least once per week and then shop for the items we need for it. Fri, 24 Jan 2014 07:56:15 EST How do you un-learn laziness? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x56485791 I've been thinking about what i need to do for myself health-wise in between the insanity of working (and just starting part-time job 2.5--its tacked onto my ship job, but i do get another paycheck thankfully) and working on my master's degree. The tough part is that i have no good habits to speak of. <BR> <BR> The difficulty i think is that i really have no clue where i'm going or what I want. I mean, getting pounds down? sure, i definitely want to lose the weight. otherwise, i'm not su... Thu, 23 Jan 2014 15:22:14 EST Quote and ??Question?? of the Day - 01/23/2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x56480294 Daily Quote: “Don't spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door. ” &#8213; Coco Chanel <BR> <BR> Daily Question: What did you have for breakfast today? <BR> <BR> I had a vanilla protein smoothie with strawberries and banana, made with almond coconut milk and flaxseed, as well. Thu, 23 Jan 2014 07:51:04 EST new to the group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x56472758 Hi, I join sparks about 2 weeks ago. Kept up with my food intake then came down with the flu. So now starting over. I am 62 years young and had gastric bypass surgery on Oct. 14th. My starting weight was 435 pounds. Current wt. is 333. It has mostly been water loss not so much fat. Can tell it in my upper body. I have been in a wheelchair since Dec 11th 2010. Able to walk short distance with walker and trying to build up to longer distances. Join this group to help keep track of my food (prot... Wed, 22 Jan 2014 16:53:39 EST Quote and ??Question?? of the Day - 01/22/2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x56465965 Daily Quote: “The worst part of success is trying to find someone who is happy for you.” &#8213; Bette Midler <BR> <BR> Daily Question: What is the last thing that you watched on television (Netflix/Amazon, etc. are included)? <BR> <BR> We watched an old episode of Mission Impossible as a family. Wed, 22 Jan 2014 07:33:40 EST New for the second time http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x56460536 I'm Charlotte and live in Lufkin. I work at the local MHMR doing determinations of intellectual disabilities. I have 4 kids, 38, 35, 32 and 23, and 4 grandkids who are 11, 9, 4, and one sweet little angel in heaven. My 32 year old son became very overweight (329 lbs) due to disabilities and an endocrine system that doesn't work. He became mostly vegan, eating very healthy, started doing P90X, insanity, etc., and now weighs 180. He looks and feels wonderful! Anyway, he influenced the rest of t... Tue, 21 Jan 2014 19:46:29 EST <<waving from Spring, TX >> Hey everyone!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x56456697 Well hello everyone! I am a 44 y/o, newly married, spitfire living in Spring, TX! haha And I am here to get myself back on track! Almost 4 years ago I started on my journey to lose the weight I had allowed to pack on. What can I say? I was in a miserable 9 year relationship and just quit caring. I was too busy raising my son and putting him first (which I know many can relate to). And in that 9 year mentally and verbally abusive relationship I packed on 65 lbs!! I am 5'5 and was pushing 250 l... Tue, 21 Jan 2014 14:48:58 EST Quote and ??Question?? of the Day - 01/21/2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x56451819 Daily Quote: “So be sure when you step, Step with care and great tact. And remember that life's A Great Balancing Act. And will you succeed? Yes! You will, indeed! (98 and ¾ percent guaranteed) Kid, you'll move mountains.” &#8213; Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You'll Go! <BR> <BR> Daily Question: Will you watch the Superbowl? <BR> <BR> No. We don't have cable and, to be honest, I am just not that interested. I have moments where I really enjoy watching it, but not recently. Tue, 21 Jan 2014 08:14:37 EST Quote and ??Question?? of the Day - 01/20/2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x56437745 Daily Quote: “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” &#8213; Winston Churchill <BR> <BR> Daily Question: Would you rather mop all of your floors or do laundry? <BR> <BR> Honestly, probably the mopping, at least I can burn calories doing it. Mon, 20 Jan 2014 08:49:18 EST Watch someone you know run a big race. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x56434689 I am a turtle(slow) runner. I am usually at the back of the pack. It was interesting to see the front of the pack as well as the back of the pack. I saw runners that are much faster than me look like they were running out of steam at both mile 16 & miles 21. It was nice to see the emotions come out around the corner from the last turn. I realized I wasn't the only person who cried tears of joy & accomplishment right before the finish line. I enjoyed cheering them on knowing how much it helps ... Sun, 19 Jan 2014 23:03:48 EST Hello Everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x56430372 I am here to get healthier and loose 100 lbs in the next 2yrs. Looking for friends and encouragement. I am still trying to learn how to use sparkpeople. <BR> <BR> Add me as a friend and let the fun begin. Sun, 19 Jan 2014 17:11:35 EST Quote and ??Question?? of the Day - 01/19/2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x56425771 Daily Quote: “We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.” &#8213; Kurt Vonnegut, Mother Night <BR> <BR> Daily Question: Have you ever participated in a "DietBet" type challenge where you put money in the pot and if you hit your goal, you get a portion of the pot? <BR> <BR> I have not, but am seriously thinking about it. I think it may be the kick I need to get me moving. <BR> Sun, 19 Jan 2014 10:24:45 EST Quote and ??Question?? of the Day - 01/18/2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x56411428 Daily Quote: “The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.” &#8213; Alan Wilson Watts <BR> <BR> Daily Question: Looking back on your week, how do you feel like you did? <BR> <BR> Not great in the last couple of days, but I am getting better. Have to get things planned for the coming week. It should be interesting. <BR> Sat, 18 Jan 2014 07:43:15 EST Quote and ??Question?? of the Day - 01/17/2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x56398374 Daily Quote: “There will be a few times in your life when all your instincts will tell you to do something, something that defies logic, upsets your plans, and may seem crazy to others. When that happens, you do it. Listen to your instincts and ignore everything else. Ignore logic, ignore the odds, ignore the complications, and just go for it.” &#8213; Judith McNaught, Remember When <BR> <BR> Daily Quote: Do you have big plans on the weekend? <BR> <BR> We've got a competition with DS13 and ... Fri, 17 Jan 2014 07:44:58 EST Hello!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x56387977 I am a mother of 1 very active teenage daughter. I am about to start a new job and want to improve my quality of life. I have worked from my home for 7 years and been almost completely sedentary. I am looking forward to the improvements. Thu, 16 Jan 2014 11:28:35 EST Quote and ??Question?? of the Day - 01/16/2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x56384922 Daily Quote: “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” &#8213; Winston Churchill <BR> <BR> Daily Question: Do you live close enough to your family to see them often? If no, do you wish that you could live closer? <BR> <BR> My family is about an hour away. I have a few members in the Dallas Fort Worth metroplex, but I don't get to see them nearly often enough. Thu, 16 Jan 2014 07:36:37 EST CELEBRATION STATION - JAN B-DAYS-ANN IVERSARIES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x56379428 We absolutely want to celebrate your January birthday, anniversary or sparkaversary with you! Please post it here so we can share it with you! <BR> <BR> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>26</em> <em>515</em> <em>503</em> <em>507</em> <em>509</em> <em>510</em> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 19:29:24 EST Quote and ??Question?? of the Day - 01/15/2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x56371150 Daily Quote: “I've never considered the possibility of defeat. I've never planned for it. That's the job for those people who plan for such things. My job is to only plan for success...victory; it has my complete focus.” &#8213; Spuds Crawford <BR> <BR> Daily Question: What favorite quotes, mantras and messages do you look at to help you stay motivated? Share away.... <BR> <BR> My favorite quote has still got to be: <BR> “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'!” &#8213; ... Wed, 15 Jan 2014 08:04:16 EST Quote and ??Question?? of the Day - 01/14/2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x56356110 Daily Quote: “It's hard to stay committed when our heart isn't in it.” &#8213; Deborah Day, BE HAPPY NOW! <BR> <BR> Sometimes you have to fake it til you feel it! <BR> <BR> Daily Question: Are you a registered voter? <BR> <BR> Absolutely. <BR> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 07:51:40 EST Cedar Park Area http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x56346489 Is there anyone that lives in Cedar Park that enjoys walking around the track or wants to be a diet and excercise buddy Mon, 13 Jan 2014 13:56:07 EST Quote and ??Question?? of the Day - 01/13/2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x56340987 Daily Quote: “Action is traction.” &#8213; Rob Liano <BR> <BR> Daily Question: Do you ever eat in secret because you don’t want anyone to see what you consume? <BR> <BR> I have in the past. Now, I am really trying to be more open about what I eat because I know it helps me. Mon, 13 Jan 2014 07:36:36 EST Quote and ??Question?? of the Day - 01/12/2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x56328645 Daily Quote: “Have a GOAL to keep the following 5-‘H’ OUT of your life <BR> H – Harass <BR> H – Hamper <BR> H – Hurt <BR> H – Harm <BR> H – Hinder <BR> To Ensure <BR> H=Happiness Prevails forever!” <BR> &#8213; Sujit Lalwani, Life Simplified! <BR> <BR> Daily Question: How far in advance do you plan your snacks? I realize you have to purchase them from the store, but do you give yourself several options and then pick one that sounds good? Or do you only buy what you know you will eat? <BR> <... Sun, 12 Jan 2014 10:21:57 EST super excited http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x56320868 Let me start off by just saying wow!! I've joined communities like this before and this is the first time I've gotten a warm welcome. That's why I'm super excited. My name is Baylee I'm 27 years old and I would love to maintain my weight and be healthy. Let me explain my dilemma. I've always been between 120-160. When I first became a housewife I weighed 125 then I shot up to 160 and got stretch marks with no baby tummy!! I got really depressed with that and a lot of family problems that I we... Sat, 11 Jan 2014 17:37:16 EST Ready for a change http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x56320772 I am unhappy with my health, my weight, this effects me emotionally so I need this change not only for my health but for my sanity. My goal is to exercise 30 minutes a day and only eat fast food once a week. To me this is a realistic goal for the first week. Sat, 11 Jan 2014 17:28:50 EST Quote and ??Question?? of the Day - 01/11/2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x56313585 Daily Quote: “Rather than the strength it takes to not lose, it's the strength to stand back up after a loss that is sometimes more valuable.” &#8213; Kyo Shirodaira, Spiral: The Bonds of Reasoning, Vol. 04 <BR> <BR> Daily Question: How do you plan your snacks? <BR> <BR> When I was going to the nutritionist, she suggested I stack a protein with a fruit or veggie. I have strayed from that now and I am feeling the effects of it. I am definitely getting back to it next week. Sat, 11 Jan 2014 07:00:43 EST Quote and ??Question?? of the Day - 01/10/2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x56300656 Daily Quote: “If you truly feel that self esteem and motivation have to happen first before you can make changes in your life then we’ll probably be sharing walkers at a retirement home as we talk over what might have been.” &#8213; Shannon L. Alder <BR> <BR> Daily Question: Name one thing you are thankful for today. <BR> <BR> My family's support. Fri, 10 Jan 2014 08:14:01 EST Quote and ??Question?? of the Day - 01/09/2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x56285450 Daily Quote: “If you don't have a goal, you will score zero even if you run with the fastest speed.” &#8213; Israelmore Ayivor <BR> <BR> Daily Question: What made you decide to live where you currently live? <BR> <BR> I currently reside in Richardson Texas, which is a suburb of Dallas. I moved into the house with my husband. I like it because it is closer to the positions that I have held in the past and it isn't that far from my family. Thu, 9 Jan 2014 07:44:00 EST Quote and ??Question?? of the Day - 01/08/2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x56270584 Daily Quote: “Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.” &#8213; Dr. Seuss <BR> <BR> Daily Question: What temperature do you prefer your water? <BR> <BR> With the colder weather, I prefer it room temperature (or warm to be honest). In the warmer weather, I like it cold. Wed, 8 Jan 2014 07:59:18 EST A Belated Happy New Year All! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x56267418 Good to be back on the chat thread with all the great Texas gals! Sure hope this finds everyone back in the groove after all the holiday hubbub. Wow, what a cold blast to start off 2014! Well, along with that, the hubs & I both picked up the respiratory crud, his for Christmas and mine for New Years. Terrible stuff! Kept me out of commission for almost a week. Glad it's over! <BR> How is everyone? Ready for a productive and good 2014 I hope. I'm pretty pumped about getting to my goal which I ... Tue, 7 Jan 2014 22:55:54 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x56259137 I'm a thirty something working mom who needs to lose some weight. I want to be more active for my family. I'm hoping that this is the year that I can stick to my diet and exercise plans. Tue, 7 Jan 2014 12:05:22 EST Hello everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x56258603 Hi! I am so excited to be here but soo overwhelmed.... There is so much every where I turn and not sure how to go about this! I just know I am here to get the help I need to lose this weight and be happy with myself! I am excited to meet new people and start this journey! Tue, 7 Jan 2014 11:26:56 EST Quote and ??Question?? of the Day - 01/07/2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x56255395 Daily Quote: “ Inevitably, if we are to grow and change as adults, we must gradually learn to confront the challenges, paradoxes, problems and painful reality of an insecure world.” &#8213; James P. Krehbiel, Stepping Out of the Bubble: Reflections on the Pilgrimage of Counseling Therapy <BR> <BR> Daily Question: Would you share one thing that helped you on your journey yesterday? <BR> <BR> I walked several times during the day yesterday to help me keep moving. Tue, 7 Jan 2014 08:00:19 EST Quote and ??Question?? of the Day - 01/06/2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x56238667 Daily Quote: “Needs cause motivation. Deep-rooted desires for esteem, affection, belonging, achievement, self-actualization, power, and control motivate us to push for what we want and need in our lives.” &#8213; Lorii Myers, Make It Happen, A Healthy, Competitive Approach to Achieving Personal Success <BR> <BR> Daily Question: What is one thing that you plan to accomplish in the next week? <BR> <BR> Setting the alarm to get up earlier so that I can start going to the gym next week. Mon, 6 Jan 2014 07:40:13 EST Quote and ??Question?? of the Day - 01/05/2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x56224648 Daily Quote: “It's one thing to have a goal, but it's quite another thing to actually accept the challenge, develop a strategy to press for the goal, make the sacrifices, pay the price to move forward, and blessing of blessing, to realize some part of it.” &#8213; Elizabeth George, A Woman After God's Own Heart® <BR> <BR> Daily Question: What is your weather like? <BR> <BR> We have gotten a cold front and it is supposed to be below 20 degrees for the next couple of nights. :-( Sun, 5 Jan 2014 09:59:46 EST New to Texas/new to Spark http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x56212251 Hi, I just moved to the Lakeway area. Would love to know if anyone is close by. I want to be healthier :) Cheers to everyone. Hope we all have a good and healthy year. Sat, 4 Jan 2014 12:30:11 EST love food alot http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x56211977 Hi, my name is Andrea and I am 38 years old. I have no children and due to medical problems, I am unable to work. My husband is a firefighter and he works a 24 on 48 off shift. When he is gone, I find myself eating out of boredom. I was diagnosed with Celiac's disease 4 years ago and had to start a gluten free life. Those foods can be high in sugar and carbs so I have put on a lot of weight. A year ago, I started a low carb sugar free lifestyle and started exercising, I have, so far, lost a h... Sat, 4 Jan 2014 12:09:25 EST Quote and ??Question?? of the Day - 01/04/2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x56209603 Daily Quote: “Keep moving. Have a goal, One day you will arrive at a place that is better than the place where you were, even if it is only in your head.” &#8213; Linda Bloodworth Thomason, Liberating Paris <BR> <BR> Daily Question: Did you get any new fitness equipment or gadgets over the holidays? <BR> <BR> I finally ordered The Spark Tracker and it came yesterday. I got it set up this morning so we'll see how it goes. It says it is better on your shoes, but I've always preferred my FitBi... Sat, 4 Jan 2014 09:31:45 EST starting a new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x56197635 This year started off great its a new year <BR> And a new chapter in my life to get fit and <BR> healthy Fri, 3 Jan 2014 12:35:56 EST Quote and ??Question?? of the Day - 01/03/2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x56193616 Daily Quote: “Through sheer volume of passing days you will travel a great distance in your lifetime. Imagine where you might stand if your footsteps steered toward a single goal.” &#8213; Richelle E. Goodrich, Smile Anyway <BR> <BR> Daily Question: How do you handle your workouts? Do you set an appointment for yourself or do you just get it in whenever you can fit it in? Are you changing that in the new year? <BR> <BR> I have getting it in whenever I can, but I am hoping in the next couple... Fri, 3 Jan 2014 08:16:38 EST hesitant.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x56185493 Hey yall, I'm Bre, 21 and in school for dental hygiene. Just moved to Texas from Louisiana a few months ago. I'm ready to take control of my life and say goodbye to all this extra weight I'm carrying around. I plan on starting Monday 1/6/14, and I'm excited. My problem is that I'm so impatient and I like to see immediate results or I get discouraged and give up. Hopefully this time is different. <BR> <BR> I'm looking for anyone around my age to kind of help keep me on track and help me stay... Thu, 2 Jan 2014 17:23:57 EST Quote and ??Question?? of the Day - 01/02/2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x56177039 Daily Quote: “You have to let go of who you were to allow yourself to become who you are.” &#8213; Stacy London <BR> <BR> Daily Question: It is a new year, what do you hope to accomplish this year? <BR> <BR> Become a more healthy version of me. I know this takes work, but I think I am up for the task. Thu, 2 Jan 2014 07:29:54 EST HOWDY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x56165463 Hi there! I'm Lorna from SA, 33 year old single mom, crazy-dedicated employee, former health nut. After losing my motivation yet again I am have returned to Spark People in hopes to "start for the last time." I've made a promise to myself that I will quit quiting! I have a lot of goals to work for, here's to a new year and a new me! Wed, 1 Jan 2014 13:13:46 EST Quotes of the Week ( Dec 29- Jan 4 ) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x56163071 NEW YEAR QUOTES <BR> =================== <BR> <BR> 1)The Old Year has gone. Let the dead past bury its own dead. The New Year has taken possession of the clock of time. All hail the duties and possibilities of the coming twelve months! <BR> ~Edward Payson Powell <BR> <BR> 2)Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right. <BR> ~Oprah Winfrey <BR> <BR> 3)People are so worried about what they eat between Christmas and the New Year, but they really should be worried about what ... Wed, 1 Jan 2014 10:53:19 EST Quote and ??Question?? of the Day - 01/01/2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x56162186 Daily Quote: “Don't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated. You can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.” &#8213; David Lloyd George <BR> <BR> Daily Question: Do you have any specific plans for today? New Year's Day traditions? <BR> <BR> I am hoping to drag DH to a yoga class. We will be having black eyed peas, cabbage and ribs today. We may go to the movie, but who knows. Wed, 1 Jan 2014 10:06:06 EST Quote and ??Question?? of the Day - 12/31/2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x56147622 Daily Quote: “Who says you cannot hold the moon in your hand? <BR> <BR> Tonight when the stars come out and the moon rises in the velvet sky, look outside your window, then raise your hand and position your fingers around the disk of light. <BR> <BR> There you go . . . That was easy!” &#8213; Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration <BR> <BR> Daily Question: Do you go out or stay in on New Year's Eve? <BR> <BR> We generally stay in. We are going to my MIL's tonight, but doubt ... Tue, 31 Dec 2013 07:58:09 EST Second Chances - Holly http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x56144037 Hi, my name is Holly. I live in Grand Prairie, Texas. I have a elementary age son and have been married for just over 10 years. I am a stay at home right now but am looking at going back to work in the next month. <BR> <BR> I am wanting to get down to 130 lbs. I did a program in the last two years and lost about 40 lbs and did not reach my goal even with this weight loss. Once I went off, I gained it all back plus 10 lbs. I have been able to get the 10 lbs off but I want to get down all the ... Mon, 30 Dec 2013 21:28:47 EST Quote and ??Question?? of the Day - 12/30/2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x56134794 Daily Quote: “When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal.” &#8213; Napoleon Hill, Think and Grow Rich: The Landmark Bestseller--Now Revised and Updated for the 21st Century <BR> <BR> Daily Question: Do you have any New Year's traditions? <BR> <BR> Yes. Every New Year's Day, I fix black eyed peas and cabbage...what goes with it may change from year to year, but those two things always happen. ... Mon, 30 Dec 2013 07:46:08 EST Quote and ??Question?? of the Day - 12/29/2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x56123630 Daily Quote: “You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.” &#8213; Rabindranath Tagore <BR> <BR> Daily Question: Aside from church, Sunday is the perfect day for _________. <BR> <BR> Grocery shopping. We generally try to get our shopping done so we are prepared for our meal plan for the week. Sun, 29 Dec 2013 10:08:43 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x56120754 I am 60 and had aortic valve replacement surgery in December 2012. 2013 has been a challenge to regain strength and function. Now I am ready to get rid of my excess weight and get more physically fit to improve quality of life. Looking forward to learning more about how others manage this journey! Sun, 29 Dec 2013 02:04:35 EST Quote and ??Question?? of the Day - 12/28/2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x56112708 Daily Quote: If you have a goal, write it down. If you do not write it down, you do not have a goal - you have a wish.” &#8213; Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience <BR> <BR> Daily Question: Are you making resolutions and setting goals for the new year? <BR> <BR> I am but I am determined not to wait until January 1st to start working on them. Sat, 28 Dec 2013 10:17:58 EST Hello everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x56106656 I'm not new to SP, but this is a new account with a fresh start. I'm getting prepared for the typical New Year's start; I've even got my Spark tracker ordered, and it should be here the 31st (yay for Amazon Prime). <BR> <BR> I'm usually not very active in the Teams; it always seems like more work and more time spent at the computer. I already have a difficult time balancing screen time with the rest of my life, because I go to school online and play games online, and watch Netflix online! We... Fri, 27 Dec 2013 17:26:31 EST Quote and ??Question?? of the Day - 12/27/2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x56101228 Daily Quote: “Needs cause motivation. Deep-rooted desires for esteem, affection, belonging, achievement, self-actualization, power, and control motivate us to push for what we want and need in our lives.” &#8213; Lorii Myers, Make It Happen, A Healthy, Competitive Approach to Achieving Personal Success <BR> <BR> Daily Question: Name one thing you can do today to better your health. <BR> <BR> Walk 5 minutes each hour. I was doing well before the holidays and then not having a set schedule an... Fri, 27 Dec 2013 07:46:25 EST Hello, new and needing motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x34x56098930 Hi I am a mother of 3 girls who teach high school technology classes. I just came across this site and hope that it will help to motivate myself to get up and start moving again and eating right. I need to lose 40 lbs., 20 of which I have gained in the past year :( . I tend to keep to myself, but am looking forward to meeting new friends and trying a different type of support group since doing this on my own does not seem to be working. Thu, 26 Dec 2013 22:48:53 EST Quote and ??Question?? of the Day - 12/26/2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x56091886 Daily Quote: “It's hard to stay committed when our heart isn't in it.” &#8213; Deborah Day, BE HAPPY NOW! <BR> <BR> Daily Question: Did you get what you asked for this holiday season? <BR> <BR> I have been asking for Ball Jars (the kind you use for canning) for the longest and DH got me some for Christmas. I also got some new sewing stuff...a rotating cutter, sewing cutting board, ruler and a pattern so I can make pajama pants for the family. I am excited about taking on some new sewing pro... Thu, 26 Dec 2013 08:14:59 EST Quote and ??Question?? of the Day - 12/25/2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x34x56085823 Daily Quote: “Forget perfect on the first try. In the face of frustration, your best tool is a few deep breaths, and remembering that you can do anything once you've practiced two hundred times.” &#8213; Miriam Peskowitz, The Daring Book for Girls <BR> <BR> Daily Question: Do you plan on partaking in any goodies today or are you picking and choosing where to spend your PointsPlus/Calories? <BR> <BR> I am going to partake in some goodies, but not overdo it. <BR> Wed, 25 Dec 2013 10:54:46 EST