SparkPeople Quackers, Crackers and PERKS! ! ! Team Messageboard Can you post at least once a day...All looking to change their lives for the better in using positive encouragement,humor and awareness in everyday up's and downs. Come join in the fun! SparkPeople Quackers, Crackers and PERKS! ! ! Team Messageboard Have You Been Watching The Pan Am Games ? The Pan American Games are currently being held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada ! <BR> They will continue until July 26th ! The athletes are all excelling in their sports. <BR> It is a lot of fun to watch ! <BR> <BR> <em>299</em> <em>281</em> <em>60</em> <em>300</em> <em>237</em> <em>182</em> <em>332</em> <em>309</em> <em>84</em> <BR> <BR> Which sport have you been following ? <BR> Do you also take part, in that sport ? <BR> Please reply to these questions, on this t... Thu, 16 Jul 2015 01:25:36 EST Important Announcement Re: Team Goodies After today, June 15, 2014, Team Spark-goodies will only be awarded to <BR> Team Members who have visited the Team within the past 30 days. <BR> Our system keeps track of this, and knows who you are. So, in order <BR> to be eligible for your handsome Team goodie, please be sure to <BR> visit your Team page, and participate ! <BR> <BR> See you there ! Sun, 15 Jun 2014 01:51:17 EST Week of September 15,2012 Top Fives <em>279</em> SparkPoints : <BR> 1. PRAIRIECROCUS <BR> 2. POSEY440 <BR> 3. ZAHNASGRANDMA <BR> <em>208</em> Fitness Minutes : <BR> 1. PRAIRIECROCUS <BR> <BR> Since we do not have enough members on this Team, we are not issued <BR> any Spark-goodies ! <BR> Let's all try to get some new members, on this Team ! <BR> Thu, 20 Sep 2012 21:54:17 EST The Top Fives - The First Week of May, 2012 ! <em>279</em> SparkPoints : <BR> 1). POSEY440 <BR> 2). PRAIRIECROCUS <BR> 3). TCLARK319 <BR> 4). JUGE30000 <BR> <BR> <em>208</em> Fitness Minutes : <BR> 1). POSEY440 <BR> 2). PRAIRIECROCUS <BR> <BR> Congratulations, everyone ! <BR> Keep up the good work ! Tue, 8 May 2012 16:08:32 EST Last Week of April 's Top Five We ran out of goodie points, in April ! Here are the Top Five <BR> <BR> <em>279</em> SparkPoints : 1). PRAIRIECROCUS <BR> 2). POSEY440 <BR> 3). JUGE30000 <BR> 4). TCLARK319 <BR> 5). ZAHNASGRANDMA <BR> <BR> <em>208</em> Fitness Minutes : 1). POSEY440 <BR> 2). ... Tue, 1 May 2012 09:43:16 EST Slo' Pitch Challenge I hope that everyone will have some fun, with this Slo' Pitch Challenge ! <BR> Sorry, I couldn't fit it in, under the Challenges Forum ! <BR> I would like this Slo' Pitch Challenge thread to be the thread where everyone <BR> reports their Fitness Minutes, and Activities ! <BR> <BR> <em>60</em> <em>300</em> <BR> <BR> Remember, everyone who starts reporting on their Fitness Activities, will be <BR> issued a Baseball Glove, to help with the Slo' Pitch Challenge ! <BR> <BR> The Slo' Pitch... Tue, 28 Jun 2011 17:28:39 EST OPRHA'S LAST WEIGHT LOSS SHOW TUESDAY MAY 10TH My sister Becky and I were in the audience for this final show on Weight Loss! Watch it Tuesday May 10th! <BR> <BR> I know for sure I will be seen in the FAT CLOTHES DROP Segment. The group in back of Oprah is Group 1 (ONE) I am in group 2 (TWO) 3rd from the right behind the railing. Becky is behind group five. She is second from the left. She did not get to participate in the Clothes drop (BooHoo). Becky got the best view of Oprah for the taping. I got the best view of her guests for the ta... Sat, 7 May 2011 20:53:06 EST Fun Words use last letter of the word and create a new word. Wed, 12 Jan 2011 19:08:54 EST Reflections and Resolutions 2010 - 2011 I would like to also encourage everyone to reflect and resolve. <BR> <BR> Reflections: <BR> What a roller coaster. <BR> Winter 2010: Not well, getting harder and harder to do job at work. Turned down offer to go to evaluation team. Preferred staying local with the families I love. DIL pregnant with baby boy due in August. We are all excited and happy. <BR> Spring 2010: Work cuts my job to 1/2 time and forces me to take position in city starting in summer. Sick most days, but keep pushin... Mon, 27 Dec 2010 14:16:47 EST New member Hi, <BR> I'm new to the team, looks like a fun group. I will be 62 on my next birthday on October 4. I live in Rhode Island. I am working to lose 50 pounds and have lost 10 pounds so far this year. I love spin classes and target 4 to 5 classes per week. It is really helping me to lose that fat around my middle. <BR> Nancy Thu, 23 Sep 2010 10:45:57 EST HAPPY BIRTHDAY ECHOBLUE!!! Happy Birthday to a very special person today! Echo, we want to celebrate your special day today with fun and games and food and all kinds of things to make today special!!! We're here celebrating with you! <BR> <BR> <em>236</em> <em>334</em> <em>407</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>44</em> <em>274</em> <em>276</em> <em>144</em> <em>482</em> <em>179</em> <em>468</em> <em>107</em> <em>244</em> <em>247</em> <em>224</em> <em>236</em> Sat, 28 Aug 2010 06:41:22 EST HAPPY BIRTHDAY JEMPOWER!!!! Today we are celebrating JEMPOWER's birthday! We have a party going on with lots of treats and gifts!! <BR> <BR> <em>407</em> <em>409</em> <em>214</em> <em>410</em> <em>334</em> <em>107</em> <em>44</em> <em>274</em> <em>224</em> <em>144</em> <em>19</em> <em>179</em> Tue, 10 Aug 2010 08:30:04 EST Birthday party for HIPPIEGURL WooHoo!!! It's a party! With lots of snacks <em>491</em> <em>45</em> <em>277</em> <em>488</em> <BR> and some <em>274</em> <em>181</em> <em>194</em> and of course <em>44</em> <em>35</em> <em>468</em> and we have to have <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>407</em> <em>144</em> <em>107</em> <BR> <BR> So let's all wish HIPPIEGURL a great birthday because we're all <em>220</em> <em>223</em> Tue, 22 Jun 2010 08:59:29 EST HAPPY BIRTHDAY GRAMMACATHY !!! Come on in and join the part for our friend. <BR> <BR> We have some live music <em>335</em> <em>339</em> <BR> <em>276</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Some food <em>44</em> <em>274</em> <em>491</em> <em>488</em> <em>35</em> <em>291</em> <em>468</em> <em>277</em> <em>45</em> <em>194</em> <em>482</em> <BR> <BR> Some gifts <em>144</em> <em>19</em> <em>19</em> <BR> <BR> some party favors <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>179</em> <em>107</em> <BR> <BR> An... Wed, 9 Jun 2010 09:14:26 EST WISHING PRAIRIECROCUS A WONDERFUL BIRTHDAY!!!!! Happy Birthday PRAIRIECROCUS and hope it's an absolutely fantastic day and that you have a year full of fun, success, love, laughter, joy and dreams that come true!!!! <BR> <BR> <em>410</em> <em>144</em> <em>44</em> <em>334</em> <em>236</em> <em>274</em> <em>409</em> <em>407</em> <em>220</em> <em>335</em> <em>179</em> <em>19</em> Fri, 4 Jun 2010 08:06:11 EST HAPPY BIRTHDAY TIGGER2908!!!! Wishing you an awesome day on this special birthday!!! <em>44</em> <em>181</em> <em>144</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>407</em> <em>35</em> <em>274</em> <em>179</em> Wed, 2 Jun 2010 10:51:28 EST HAPPY BIRTHDAY POLKAMAM A1!!!!!! Happy Birthday to you. Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday dear POLKAMAMA1. Happy Birthday to you!! <BR> <BR> <em>144</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>407</em> <em>44</em> <em>408</em> <em>236</em> <em>247</em> <em>334</em> Wed, 26 May 2010 07:43:43 EST REMEMBER WHEN ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? lET'S TAKE TIME TO STOP AND REMEMBER WHEN IT CAN BE ANYTHING YOU WANT TO ADD TO THIS TOPIC. FROM FOND MEMORIES TO YOURT PROGRESS. Let's make this something fun and memorable <BR> <BR> Polkamama1 <BR> <BR> Judy ann <BR> Thu, 29 Apr 2010 10:41:41 EST HAPPY BIRTHDAY FRAN0426!!!!!! Someone's having a special day today and we want to help you celebrate!!! Here's a special birthday wish for you from all of us. HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND MANY MORE HEALTHY BIRTHDAYS TO COME!!!! <BR> <BR> <em>44</em> <em>410</em> <em>274</em> <em>144</em> <em>76</em> <em>236</em> <em>334</em> <em>179</em> <em>67</em> <em>407</em> Mon, 26 Apr 2010 09:16:08 EST HAPPY BIRTHDAY BUTTERRUM163!!! YEAH!! We have a birthday today! Let's celebrate with lots of happiness and goodies (calorie free since their just pictures!!! <BR> <BR> <em>44</em> <em>468</em> <em>407</em> <em>408</em> <em>410</em> <em>144</em> <em>409</em> <em>19</em> Mon, 5 Apr 2010 09:24:31 EST HAPPY BIRTHDAY TCLARK319!!! WOOHOO Happy Birthday to you <BR> Happy Birthday to you <BR> Happy Birthday dear Teri <BR> Happy Birthday to you!!! <BR> <BR> We have a birthday party going on and let's all celebrate! <BR> <BR> Here's some party goodies to do that with. Since they are pictures, they actually have no calories!!! <BR> <BR> <em>44</em> <em>475</em> <em>494</em> <em>274</em> <em>410</em> <em>144</em> <em>407</em> <em>408</em> <BR> <BR> Let's all celebrate with her today!! <BR> <BR> Fri, 19 Mar 2010 08:17:45 EST SPARKAVERSARIES We would like to celebrate the spark anniversaries here on this team too. I'm asking your help to put together a list of these sparkaversaries. Please post your anniversary date here and I will get it all organized. We should celebrate together these special events! If you don't post it, I'll have to hunt you down LOL! Mon, 22 Feb 2010 14:44:25 EST VAlentines with loved ones or friends Please share your valentine day stories with others this week. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day! <BR> Sat, 13 Feb 2010 20:29:08 EST Weekly Challenge Feb !4 --20 This week we are looking at the S in Perks. <BR> <BR> Remember S stands for SUCCESS IS EARNED. <BR> <BR> We want to share daily one success that we have earned on our weight loss journey with the team. By doing so we can share some inspirtation that they too can reach their goals with perserverance and to keep going as we CAN DO THIS TOGETHER !!!!!! <BR> <BR> mY sUCCESS IS EARNE IS : <BR> <BR> I have learned to drink over 8 glasses of water daily that are iced. This causes me to b... Sat, 13 Feb 2010 20:27:35 EST 12 Steps of Nutritional Health The 12 Steps of Nutritional Health <BR> <BR> Step 1 - We admitted we were powerless over the wrong foods - that our eating habits had become unmanageable. <BR> <BR> Step 2 - Came to believe that a support system and faith could restore us to a healthy life <BR> <BR> Step 3 - Made a decision to turn our nutritional will and lives over to the source of our faith. <BR> <BR> Step 4 - Made a searching and fearless nutritional inventory of our eating habits. <BR> <BR> Step 5 - Admitted to the ... Fri, 12 Feb 2010 22:07:02 EST Pets!!!! We Love Animals!!!! <BR> <BR> share with us about yours, the zany things they do, <BR> and hope so much more about your pet. <BR> <BR> Sat, 6 Feb 2010 16:28:45 EST Group Recipes It is hard to try to find new things to eat that keep this dieting interesting. I'd like to use this section for us all to post recipes that we are using to make our journey successful! I know that there are many sites with different receipes that are "GREAT" then you try them and you are like "who the heck judged that one! yuck!" . So I'd like to see some tried and true good receipes that we've tried and love. Try to post the Calories, servings, carbs, protein and fat with each...just so we ... Sat, 6 Feb 2010 15:18:36 EST WEEKLY CHALLENGE With this we are going to work on one of the letters each week in perks, and mix them up. <BR> <BR> Starting on Sunday the 7th we will work on the letter R-- RENEWING ONESELF. <BR> <BR> we will discuss things we are doing to renew ourselves, and help with suggestions to the team on thier struggles to renew themselves. <BR> <BR> Sharing these things will make it easier for those whe are struggling and may give them the leg up to go forward and to help stay focused. <BR> <BR> Hope all will ... Fri, 5 Feb 2010 18:00:05 EST Happy Birthday to vtpharmgirl today!!!!! Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday dear vtpharmgirl, Happy Birthday to you!! <BR> <BR> We're having a birthday party for you here today <BR> To wish you a very special day <BR> So jump <em>410</em> <em>44</em> <em>274</em> <em>410</em> <em>407</em> <em>408</em> <em>35</em> <BR> <BR> I tried to add a funny singing birthday card but had trouble with it! Sorry about that but I'll have to keep working on that skill! We all love you and wih you a wonder... Tue, 2 Feb 2010 09:51:57 EST Quote Quackers "The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it." -Ralph Waldo Emerson Sun, 31 Jan 2010 22:33:53 EST Curves weight loss class Today I attended the Curves weight loss class.Today was day one and recommended our "diet" begin on monday. I am all for that!~ <BR> There were a few tidbits I thought I would share with you. This may be new or a repeat to what you all know ~ so consider it a refresher! <BR> Point #1 : restricting calories decreases your metabolism. (I found this interesting since that is what most weight loss plans function under. The theory behing this is that too low of a calorie consumption puts your bo... Sat, 30 Jan 2010 22:26:10 EST Let's give us something to QUACK about! This is the thread to post something exciting that you can do NOW that you have been unable to do prior to spark & getting healthier.... <BR> <BR> For instance: I can use public facilities (taking care of "business") without fear. Prior to Spark People and losing weight/getting healthy... I had to pray to get HOME to my safe haven because I couldn't fit in the booths or couldn't reach or any number of serious fears & issues. QUACK QUACK! I sure am happy that those days are behind me. Thu, 28 Jan 2010 04:35:51 EST Driving you QUACKERS with Riddles..... I thought that I'd start a thread of riddles for you. I'll post a riddle daily and you respond with your guesses. I'll post the answer for the riddle the next day. <BR> <BR> This is the riddle for Jan 28th: <BR> <BR> How do you make "one" disappear? Wed, 27 Jan 2010 23:37:44 EST A seminar this evening I have been invited to a seminar this evening about a remarkable person. If you are feeling down and want to see true encouragement and a amazing journey of a person go check out . I will be there tonight at 7 PM. I will post my experiance tomorrow! Wed, 27 Jan 2010 12:06:31 EST A exciting journey I am doing The Spark 28 day program. Does anyone have any suggestions? I am looking forward to learning to live healthier and become fitter. Mon, 25 Jan 2010 19:12:27 EST Quacker ducks: WEIGHT LOSS AND GAIN-- SILLY NAMED Polkamama1 <em>160</em> Waddling Polka Gran Sat, 23 Jan 2010 11:19:01 EST Q,C & P has a barn yard!! Secluded way out in the boondocks! <BR> Filled with baby ducklings trying to lose weight. <BR> They sing a song called, "we are family" dancing to <BR> the beat. Hearing the sounds of happy feet they <BR> dance into the street. <em>160</em> <BR> <BR> Now there is one baby duckling who needs to put <BR> on weight. Twenty pounds I heard, through the <BR> grapevine here in Perks. <em>160</em> <BR> <BR> Let's keep quacking our loudest, cheering each other on. <BR> For "we are family" encoura... Sat, 23 Jan 2010 02:32:07 EST Give A Kick Start to a brand new you!!!! What is it that gives you a Kick Start to a brand new you? <BR> <BR> As for my self , it's friends I meet on SparkPeople. <BR> They are the greatest. Giving me a Kick Start of <BR> encouragement... Fri, 22 Jan 2010 23:11:04 EST Would You Like Some Crackers & Cheese to go with? your wine. <BR> <BR> Quack About It!!!! <BR> <BR> cream cheese for me please :) <BR> <BR> Fri, 22 Jan 2010 23:05:23 EST Let's explore what causes depression..... Let's see if we can take a negative and turn it into <BR> a positive. Everyone at one time in their lives <BR> has experienced this, and looked for help to overcome and rise above it. <BR> <BR> They have pills to take, or a specialist you can <BR> speak to, and I am sure many other ways. <BR> <BR> What causes depression? For me, it's my inability <BR> to be able to do what I use to do. <BR> I have my good days, and not so good days. <BR> I have learned to accept what I cannot change. <B... Fri, 22 Jan 2010 23:02:25 EST Ice Cream Parlor is open 24/7 What is your favorite flavor or sundae? <BR> <BR> Mine is Rocky Road :) Fri, 22 Jan 2010 22:48:18 EST Game...Water Works/Puddle Jumpin!! Words associated with the topic: <BR> <BR> example....dripping fawcet <BR> <BR> have fun:) Fri, 22 Jan 2010 22:46:08 EST Suggestions are a Welcome for Quacker's As a team, we are looking for any suggestions you may have for a new topic. A game, a team goal, <BR> etc. <BR> Let us know, and we will add it. <BR> Thank you..... Fri, 22 Jan 2010 11:38:04 EST Quack about Recipes, new or old... Let's share some healthy recepies. Fri, 22 Jan 2010 11:18:53 EST Prayer Requests posted here.... I have a few prayer requests to make. <BR> <BR> A friend of mine had knee surgery and is now at <BR> Dove Rehilabation under going therapy. <BR> <BR> Another friend, has been diagnosed with lung and <BR> stomach cancer, under going treatments for this. <BR> <BR> One more friend, has had open heart surgery, is in <BR> ICU. <BR> <BR> Thank you for your prayers, <BR> Blessings, <BR> Paula :) Fri, 22 Jan 2010 11:14:10 EST Challenging Life's Up's & Down's Let's Quack!! We all have our up's and dow's in life. <BR> Due to sickness, illness, or other. <BR> <BR> Mine are: I find it difficult at times to raise <BR> my arms, to wash my hair or even brush it. <BR> Taking a shower, walking, or even exercising. <BR> Typing at times is difficult due to atrophy, cramping of my fingers and hands, or numbness. <BR> <BR> My ups are: With medication for pain, nerves, and <BR> muscles, I can have days of relief to do these <BR> important every day tasks. Patience is go... Fri, 22 Jan 2010 11:10:57 EST Crackling Tid-Bits add here.... I have a couple of tid-bits I would like to share: <BR> <BR> 1. Dark Circles under the eyes are often inherited. <BR> Hard to get rid of, and end up costing you a <BR> fortune trying out different cosmetics for it. <BR> <BR> Try this, it does work, and only costs you <BR> your time. <BR> <BR> Take a teaspoon and put it in the freezer until <BR> very cold, I always have one in their. <BR> Place under you eyes on the dark circles, <BR> for a few sec. i usually do 45 o... Fri, 22 Jan 2010 10:56:04 EST Positive Health Words That Make Us Laugh! Here we will write positive words that make us laugh when we hear them or see them. <BR> <BR> Dumb bells Fri, 22 Jan 2010 07:58:01 EST Medication Non-Compliance Throughout this journey to better health many of us are on medications for various diseases,side effects and other concerns. I understand the benefits to taking medication as prescribed but like others I skip, forget and misplace my medication. However, this habit can be quite damaging. The effects may not be seen immediately but will be seen at some point. I have Multiple Sclerosis and know that when I miss a shot or decide to take a "break" from my injections that in the long run I will be ... Fri, 22 Jan 2010 00:29:09 EST Quacking About Exercising!!!! another challenge. Let's take a look at the start of exercising. <BR> <BR> Day 1.....Not awake, to tired, hurt to much, <BR> need a nap, not my day. (excuses) <BR> <BR> Day 2.....When I wake up, have strength, took <BR> pain pills, must rest, maybe todays <BR> my day to start.(better more positive) <BR> <BR> Day 3.....Fully awake, need to go to town, have <BR> lunch, feel great will walk today, <BR> rest when I get home. (today was a me <BR> day, well deserv... Thu, 21 Jan 2010 21:22:11 EST Quack About Your Favorite Poem or Write One Positivity <BR> <BR> Positivity is a word often used. <BR> To turn a negative upside down. <BR> How can we do this everyday, <BR> When problems of life get in the way. <BR> <BR> Being positive helps us to focus. <BR> On the good things of the day. <BR> Like waking up, the sun is shining, <BR> this is going to be a very good <BR> day. <BR> <BR> The next thing is motivation, that comes <BR> from the desire within, we all have it <BR> there. <BR> To push yourself forward, the best that <BR> y... Thu, 21 Jan 2010 20:06:11 EST Kick Start Motivation !!!! Share life's challenges, up and downs. <BR> Then with help we can turn them around. <BR> Keep on Quacking, don't give up. <BR> Positivity is coming up. Thu, 21 Jan 2010 19:51:01 EST What made you Quack Loudest today? This section will be where we can say the things that made us work harder, and we DID IT in spite of ourselves. <BR> <BR> For example: <BR> <BR> I'm just getting back on my feet for the first time in 2 months. So getting back into my exercise routine is a bit slow. But did walk over 2000 steps today already. Yeah Quack Quack Quack!!!!!! <BR> <BR> Polkamama1 <BR> <BR> Judy Ann <BR> Thu, 21 Jan 2010 14:24:38 EST LET"S QUACK SONG LYRICS This segment will be used to list song lyrics we find inspirational. Also if you want to write a new lyric try your hands at it. This is to help inspire us to keep going. <BR> <BR> Let's put a song in our hearts to quicken our steps <BR> <BR> Polkamama1 <BR> <BR> Judy Ann Thu, 21 Jan 2010 14:19:37 EST Welcome to the Team! This group is being formed to help those who need a KICK START IN MOTIVATION !! We will use positive encouragement, humor, and awareness to gain in PERKS!!! <BR> <BR> In this group PERKS stands for the following: <BR> <BR> P--Positive thinking <BR> <BR> E-- Encouraging others <BR> <BR> R -- Renewing oneself <BR> <BR> K--Knowledge gained <BR> <BR> S--Success earned <BR> <BR> these things will be used daily to encourage one and all. <BR> Each day we encourage those posting to take a let... Wed, 20 Jan 2010 12:14:53 EST