SparkPeople Laugh-A-Lot~~a guide to a lighter lovable YOU Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=40921 Its been said, laughter is the best medicine, if this is true let's start an epidemic. Laugh a little, learn to love yourself a lot. SparkPeople Laugh-A-Lot~~a guide to a lighter lovable YOU Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=40921 A - Z: What I Like About Fall http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x40921x55121942 <em>465</em> <em>250</em> topic for October <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> I'll start with A = autumn colors <em>465</em> Thu, 3 Oct 2013 02:30:16 EST Me thinks it's time ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x40921x55108895 for an A-Z What I like about Fall sticky post ... just a suggestion to the leaders. Wed, 2 Oct 2013 05:42:26 EST Saying Goodbye to the Team but not SparkPeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14678x40921x54652603 To me, it’s not fair to be on a team and not be active. So, for that reason, and not because this isn’t a great team, I’m leaving the team. I’ll still be on SP but will be limiting my time to the team I am a co-leader of. I wish you all the best. Sun, 25 Aug 2013 10:41:22 EST NEED SUPPORT, MOTIVATION & FRIENDS! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x40921x54616060 Hi, I am new to spark people, I am a 24 year old mum of 3 boys, I have a baby on the way but before you say Im not meant to be on here cause i am preg, I HAVE to be! I NEED help and I NEED support! <BR> My story..... <BR> I have been over weight since I had my first child, before that I was a healthy 65kg! I was 16 when I had him and over the next 2 years my weight exploded until I got to 130kg! <BR> By the time I was 20 I was exercising like crazy n eating healthy, I weighed only 86kg! then ... Thu, 22 Aug 2013 07:51:03 EST A-Z what I like about summer http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x40921x53747948 following the alphabet take the next letter and indicate something you like, eat, play, do in the good ole' summertime :) above all just have fun Fri, 14 Jun 2013 23:06:38 EST In the Good Ole' Summertime http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14678x40921x53747903 <em>67</em> Hi team, share here things you like to eat, do, activities, places you like to go and events you attend in the 'good ole' summertime. Fri, 14 Jun 2013 23:02:49 EST Hi...I'm brand new today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x40921x53069088 My name is Robin...I'm 56 and live in CT. I battle with over-eating, especially at night and I have topped the scales at 250. Being only 5'3", makes me kind of round and sqatty!! (that's a joke, girls) <em>15</em> <em>9</em> <em>246</em> Mon, 22 Apr 2013 16:48:03 EST TV shows old and new A-Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14679x40921x44890538 A - Alf Wed, 2 Nov 2011 19:37:31 EST End of the Year Challenge~Nov. 1st - Dec. 31st http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14678x40921x44858958 Today is the day we Begin. Delighted you have joined us! <BR> <BR> Our Goal is simple: Lose 10 POUNDS in 9 Weeks! <BR> <BR> How do we accomplish this: <BR> <BR> 1. Track your Food ~ Everyday <BR> 2. Drink 8-10 Glasses of Water A Day <BR> 3. Exercise 20-30 minutes a day <BR> 4. Weigh yourself once a week. <BR> 5. Take measurements today, and at the end of the challenge (sometimes you lose inches instead of pounds, but when the inches decrease the pounds will soon fall as well, so please mea... Mon, 31 Oct 2011 23:22:03 EST If Your Happy and You Know It.....Share http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x40921x44711582 You remember the song, If your Happy and You Know It, so here goes, follow me, If Your Happy and You Know It, Stomp Your Feet! <BR> <BR> (now next person has to add another exercise or activity), play along and Get Happy Sat, 22 Oct 2011 15:21:16 EST Hello Spark People-Need Your Help Again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x40921x44001596 <BR> Here I go again ...*sigh* needing to lose weight for my health! For about 5 years now, my life has been very stressful due to my own ilnnesses of vertigo and migraines, menopause from Hell, and in the last year, caring for my Mother who has cancer. But as of today, I am starting over, not beating myself up for gaining back 40 pounds I lost in 2006 with Spark People! I did it once, I know I can do it again! My biggest issue lately is sneaking food late at night after my hubby is in bed! ... Fri, 9 Sep 2011 21:58:46 EST SUMMER CHALLENGE: Track your steps here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14678x40921x42773532 By popular request we are continuing our Laugh-A-Lot Team Step Challenge. Anyone can join - at anytime. Just add in your minutes and help us reach 1,000,000 steps this summer. We're just working as a team to see how far we can go. Won't you join us? <BR> <BR> I'm putting in the current total started on June 1st. <BR> <em>321</em> <em>311</em> <em>331</em> <em>311</em> <em>243</em> Sun, 3 Jul 2011 01:35:36 EST BONUS SPIN TEAM TOTAL! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x40921x42494121 Now that we have the chance to earn bonus points - let's see how many our team can total up! <BR> Here's how it works. <BR> <BR> Yesterday: My Spin = 20 <BR> so the Team Total = 20 <BR> <BR> The next person enters "my spin" and adds it to the previous total. <BR> It looks like this: <BR> <BR> My Spin = 3 <BR> Team Total = 23 <BR> <BR> Let's Go Team! <em>224</em> Sat, 18 Jun 2011 01:17:26 EST June Challenge Track Your Steps Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14678x40921x42155165 Hi team, <BR> <BR> This is where I am asking everyone in the challenge track there steps. To help me out a bit as I am trying to manage all 4 teams totals, if might be easier to log your steps daily. <BR> <BR> All you do is add your daily steps to the person's total before you, then we can see where we are as a team. <BR> <BR> You may still do your own tracker sheet if you wish, that is fine with me. <BR> <BR> So far here is who is signed up: <BR> CJ, Me, Nola and Diana, thank you for... Tue, 31 May 2011 21:08:32 EST May Book: Knit Together Discussion, Post Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14678x40921x42122720 I have to say I never was much a fan of Debbie MaComber, nothing personal but I find I just can't seem to keep with the book, I find my mind wandering and the contents just doesn't speak to me like other books. <BR> <BR> Because Knit Together was to be an inspiring and motivational book I wanted to give us variety of authors. With this book it had its good points and as much as I thought it would be ways to develop a closer relationship with God I found it to be more about her personal jour... Mon, 30 May 2011 10:47:52 EST SIGN UP JUNE CHALLENGE HERE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14678x40921x41954106 OKAY TEAM MATES, YOUR HERE, SIGN UP AND LETS DO THIS. <BR> <BR> IT WILL BEGIN OFFICIALLY JUNE 1 AND RUN TIL JUNE 29TH. <BR> <BR> JUNE 30TH IS OUR DAY OF CELEBRATION. <BR> <BR> OUR ULTIMATE GOAL IS TO WALK 10,000 STEPS DAILY BY JUNE 29TH, YOU CAN DO THIS, YES YOU CAN. <BR> <BR> LETS GO Sat, 21 May 2011 09:38:27 EST June Challenge~ ~Pedometer Walk`all steps count! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14678x40921x41954074 Hi team, this is a sign up. Here's how the Challenge works: <BR> <BR> You clip on a pedometer (about $5.00 at Walmart, Dollar Stores) and count every step from the time you get up til the time you go to bed. Its easy and you won't believe how much you walk. <BR> <BR> It is for creating awareness, increase endurance, and promote fitness. Walking is one of the greatest sources for burning calories, increasing heart rate and muscles tone, and uses many of your muscle groups. There are no r... Sat, 21 May 2011 09:36:30 EST Ever heard of flossing your teeth with babay yarn? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x40921x41509502 Last Friday my husband had a dental appt with a periodontist. He had to have implants a couple of years ago because of an accidet, and our regular Dentist wanted him to see this periodontist to measure the gums around each tooth. We thought the appt would only be 30 minutes turned out to be 1 1/2 hours. He showed us both how to brush our teeth and floss. He said take your regular floss and loop a piece of soft baby yarn threw it. With the right hand pull the regular floss threw your teet... Fri, 29 Apr 2011 06:46:29 EST Happy Sparkversary to Toni (LILOATS)!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14678x40921x41060312 I had the date wrong (or just didn't read it right, lol) when I posted the Sparkversaries for April. I posted it as April 21st when it was actually the 2nd. <BR> <BR> Sorry we missed it Toni but wanted to wish you a belated Sparkversary!!! Hope it's been a great year and that you have a great year to come :) <BR> Wed, 6 Apr 2011 22:12:55 EST Laughter's Favorite Springtime Word - ABC Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14679x40921x40795962 Springtime brings to mind many different kinds of scenes. What word can you think of (in ABC order) that goes with spring? <BR> <BR> A - April Fri, 25 Mar 2011 20:49:55 EST See the Grace Card this weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x40921x40156454 <link>www.thegracecardmovie.com/ </link> <BR> <BR> Just wanted to let you all know about this movie that supports Christian values. Hopefully it will be in a theater near you. We have thoroughly enjoyed every film Provident has informed us about. They produced Fly Wheel, Facing the Giants and Fireproof, Courageous is coming out later this year. Fri, 25 Feb 2011 00:45:49 EST Join Us National Wear Red Day Friday 2/4/11 !! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x40921x39664699 <em>247</em> <em>220</em> <em>51</em> <em>129</em> <em>26</em> <em>214</em> <em>247</em> <em>26</em> <em>215</em> <em>26</em> <BR> <BR> In recognition of Go Red For Woman~~ American Heart Association.Friday February 4,2011 is National Wear Red Day and encourages men,woman and children to wear Red to help raise awareness to this number one killer for women.And in doing so,you may inspire your mothers,sisters,daughters,aunts and friends of the necessity to change t... Thu, 3 Feb 2011 14:54:48 EST BE YOUR BEST BOOK CLUB-INSPIRATION NAL/MOTIVATIONA http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14678x40921x39203330 <em>213</em> <em>220</em> Hello my dear friends, and new members joining us. <BR> <BR> We have combined my 2 groups and it actually gives you more interest here at laugh a lot and fun times together. <BR> <BR> Each month we read a book together then discuss the book end of the month. All selections are given careful consideration and are all inspirational or motivational books only. Why you may ask? For one, we are all here to improve our health, quality of life, and be positive, and... Sun, 16 Jan 2011 12:46:32 EST meals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x40921x39184582 I see lots of posts about meal plans. I can't find any meal plans. Can someone give me the link, or tell me how to find them? Sat, 15 Jan 2011 15:50:55 EST SparkTeam design changes coming this week! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x40921x38997699 We're going to launch a few enhancements to the SparkTeam pages early this week. These changes are based on feedback from both leaders and members on ways to make the pages easier to use for everyone. <BR> <BR> You can click here to see a screenshot of the new page (we're just using this specific sparkteam as an example -- your team picture will still be on the page where the picture of Coach Nicole is in this graphic): <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/assets/newteam_j<BR>an2011.jpg <... Sat, 8 Jan 2011 20:57:10 EST Exercise Equipment http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x40921x38816304 A couple of questions for everybody ... <BR> <BR> 1. What is your absolute favorite piece of exercise equipment or method of exercise? <BR> <BR> and <BR> <BR> 2. Have any of you ever tried a mini-stepper? <BR> <BR> I'm in love with my treadmill because it allows me to walk even when the weather is bad and I also love my Leslie Sansone DVD's. I'm a walker because of the low impact on my body and both of these are doable for me. Although I must say I like my stationary bike too ... al... Sun, 2 Jan 2011 16:50:55 EST L-A-L January Pedometer Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x40921x38814423 Come one, come all ... let's do some step counting!!! Put on a pedometer, set some goals, and let's see how far we can walk in January!!! <BR> <BR> My Step Count Goals for January: <BR> I would like to log 10,000 steps per day on weekdays <BR> I would like to log 8,000 steps per day on weekend days <BR> I would like to log at least 275,000 steps total for the month of January :) <BR> <BR> 1/1: 5220 <BR> 1/2: 4444 <BR> 1/3: 10228 <BR> 1/4: 12611 <BR> 1/5: 10009 ... had to do some st... Sun, 2 Jan 2011 15:36:19 EST Change and acceptance in 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x40921x38666277 My hope for the New Year is that those of us who have had a rough time this year will find some resolution to their problems in 2111 and acceptance of the situation if the solution does not lie in our own hands. <BR> <BR> It is amazing the difference that acceptance of a situation can bring when it is something outside our own control. <BR> <BR> The Serenity Prayer has been my life's companion for many years now. <BR> <BR> God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change. ... Sun, 26 Dec 2010 21:16:19 EST CONGRATULATIONS SPACE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x40921x38661191 <em>242</em> TEAM TOTAL SPARK POINTS FOR LAST WEEK!! <em>243</em> <BR> Look what we were able to do working together <BR> <BR> <em>347</em> 35,913 <em>244</em> Sun, 26 Dec 2010 14:46:55 EST Your UserName ... How Did You Come Up With It? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x40921x38600141 Hello! <BR> This is just me being totally curious but I thought it would be fun to know how you came up with your usernames for SparkPeople :) Just wondering what your back stories are :) Tue, 21 Dec 2010 23:04:15 EST What Are You Reading? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x40921x38599968 I absolutely LOVE to read whenever I get a chance, which isn't as often as I'd like unfortunately, and I always like to hear about what other people are reading too :) <BR> I thought it would be kind of fun to have a thread on here where we can share what we're currently reading. Or we could post when we finish a book with a short summary (can be VERY short if you want) and what we thought of it. <BR> I'm always looking for new books or authors to give a shot and it's just kind of interest... Tue, 21 Dec 2010 22:51:46 EST A-Z Christmas Presents http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x40921x38548998 Let's all join in the fun and using the alphabet name a present (toy), or essential you might find under your christmas tree. Sat, 18 Dec 2010 23:04:56 EST Name one thing you would like for Christmas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x40921x38493732 We all have many request to fill I know, but thought this might be fun. We think of others before ourselves, its true, but just for fun, let's name One Thing We Would Like For Christmas, ummmmm Wed, 15 Dec 2010 15:22:23 EST A-Z Christmas Song Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x40921x38493684 Seen this on another team and thought this would add to our fun here! So please join in won't you? Wed, 15 Dec 2010 15:18:35 EST Inspirational and Motivational Quotes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14678x40921x38467905 If you have great challenges, have greater faith. <BR> <BR> - Leinani Kamaka <BR> Tue, 14 Dec 2010 08:31:23 EST A Christmas Story (suitable for children) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14679x40921x38436142 SHARE THE TALE OF MORTIMER MOUSE <BR> <BR> Christmas is coming, but in one little house, <BR> Sat Mortimer Montgomery, a sad little mouse, <BR> His tree was a-twinkle, his stocking was hung; <BR> He should have been happy as Christmas begun <BR> But Mortimer Montgomery, with a tear in his eye, <BR> Was sitting morosely, and said, with a sigh <BR> “Christmas means giving, but I’ve nothing to do, <BR> No one to make happy- no wonder I’m blue <BR> I’ve no presents to buy, no children, no wife.... Sun, 12 Dec 2010 14:22:47 EST Christmas Menus http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x40921x38347303 Hello Laugh-A-Lot compatriots <BR> I am with pleasure joining the group! WOO HOO <BR> I am going to be <BR> 71 january 7th 2011, am a working registered nurse with one son, two daughters, one 2 y/o grandson. A 4 y/o and 2 y/o great grandsons. (almost feels like twins with the 2 Y/O's) I am a widow of 6 years, my family and I live in a village of 650 people in Pulaski County, Illinois (Karnak is the name) <BR> I weigh 206 pounds and put on 36 pounds after diagnosis of elderly thyroid problems... Tue, 7 Dec 2010 17:00:01 EST Picky Eaters http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x40921x38328385 This is the thing that drives me absolutely out of my mind in this household. My husband and two daughters are very picky eaters and they're not the same kind of picky! On any given night, if I'm lucky, 2 of us will eat the same thing, and I'll only have to come up with 3 meals. <BR> It's getting REALLY old, REALLY fast!!! I know that being a stay at home mom gives me extra time to make meals but the principle of the thing is that I SHOULDN'T HAVE TO! Why oh why can't these people just ... Mon, 6 Dec 2010 18:37:48 EST December Pedometer Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x40921x38210230 Step Count Goal for December: <BR> I would like to log 10,000 steps per day on weekdays and 8,000 steps per day on weekend days and holidays (and no school days). <BR> <BR> 12/1: 10144 <BR> 12/2: 11252 <BR> 12/3: 10741 <BR> 12/4: 6045 <BR> Week 1 Total: 38182 = 13.17 miles (2900steps/mile) <BR> <BR> 12/5: 7371 <BR> 12/6: 7516 <BR> 12/7: 9326 <BR> 12/8: 10571 <BR> 12/9: 7926 <BR> 12/10: 7402 <BR> 12/11: 1477 - slave to the couch and the bathroom :( <BR> Week 2 Total: 51589 = 17.79 miles... Tue, 30 Nov 2010 19:21:47 EST Pedometer Challenge Information and Questions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x40921x38209896 Hello Team Laugh-A-Lot! <BR> <BR> This is where we will post the information about our pedometer challenges and where you can ask any questions you may have. I will create a new thread for each month's challenge and that will be where we actually track our steps :) <BR> <BR> There really are no rules to the challenge as far as posting your step counts goes. I like to use a chart because it's easier for me to add up the steps at the end of the week and the month. But if you'd like to just... Tue, 30 Nov 2010 19:02:50 EST Countdown Til Christmas Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14679x40921x38208948 <em>446</em> Hi Team <em>446</em> <BR> <BR> From December 1 to December 25th we will be participating in the countdown to christmas challenge. <BR> <BR> Look here each day to see what is being ask of you and when you do it, say 'I Did It' ....just that simple. See if you can make it every day til christmas~~~~ I believe you can! <BR> <BR> Tue, 30 Nov 2010 18:03:12 EST The Funniest Thing Happened Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x40921x38140201 Hello everybody :) <BR> Something funny happened today and I thought I'd post it just for laughs and then I thought maybe it would be fun to have a thread where we could post funny stuff that happens to us, or around us, on any given day. I'm sure that I'll have enough funny stories to keep the thread running just because my brain doesn't function well and I'm always doing funny/stupid things and because I've got a 6 year old who also provides much entertainment around here, but please feel... Fri, 26 Nov 2010 22:25:05 EST Let's Get Cookin' http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14678x40921x38109717 This topic is created so that we as a team can share favorite recipes. <BR> <BR> I know we have among us, many good cooks, and everyone lets face it can certainly use a new recipe idea. I personally love to try new recipes. <BR> <BR> So whether its a casserole, crockpot favorite, pie, cake, or candy, side dish, or quiche', please share a favorite, and Let's Get Cookin' Wed, 24 Nov 2010 16:31:30 EST Introducing Myself :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x40921x38063586 Hello team! <BR> <BR> Debbie asked me to be a co-leader of this team and I have accepted and I thought I would formally and officially introduce myself so that you know who I am :) <BR> <BR> My name is Jennifer but most people here, there, and everywhere just call me Jen :) I am 39 years old (hitting the big 4-0 in May!) and I live in Iowa, right across the river from Omaha, NE. I have been happily married to my hubby for 17 years and we have 3 kiddos. Ashley is 16 and a junior in high... Mon, 22 Nov 2010 07:55:28 EST Tips to get through the holidays with ease http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14679x40921x37938552 Seems no matter how structured we all are in our diets we all find ourselves troubled at how will be prevent putting on the pounds through the holidays. How will we avoid those temptations? <BR> <BR> I have done some research for helpful tips and hopefully you will find these useful. <BR> <BR> 10 tips <BR> <BR> 1. trim the trimmings <BR> cut back on adding nuts, whipping cream, cream, gravy, sauces, as they don't really add much to the meal itself, but can add much to our waistlines. <BR>... Mon, 15 Nov 2010 10:04:17 EST Answer a question....Ask a question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x40921x37800233 This topic might be interesting. It is very simple as the title says, you answer a question and then you aske a question. Let's see where this topic takes us. Mon, 8 Nov 2010 07:38:12 EST Three things that I am thankful for. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14679x40921x37799126 Since Thanksgiving and Christmas is fast approaching we thought it would be good for everyone to reflect on what they are most thankful for at this time of year. Please let us know. Mon, 8 Nov 2010 06:00:25 EST Please introduce yourself! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x40921x37799092 We love to welcome new members. Please introduce yourself and tell us a little about yourself. We like to speak to team members by their real name so if you are comfortable with that then let us know what it is and where you are from. These are just examples but you can choose to introduce yourself any way you feel comfortable doing. Mon, 8 Nov 2010 05:54:49 EST Do you have a favorite holiday tradition http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x40921x37798904 Most families have a favorite holiday tradition. Tell us about yours. Mon, 8 Nov 2010 05:26:07 EST What is your favorite holiday memory http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x40921x37740952 Tell us what your favourite holiday memory is, either for Thanksgiving or Christmas. Thu, 4 Nov 2010 21:45:25 EST Vote, Make Your Voice Heard! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x40921x37654228 This election is so important I hope you have turned in your ballots or go to the polls on Tuesday! Mon, 1 Nov 2010 00:13:09 EST Have you Huddled with your team today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x40921x37446117 <em>213</em> Thu, 21 Oct 2010 08:56:05 EST Answer a question....ask a question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x40921x37332460 This might be fun, I saw it on another team. I will ask the first question and the next person answers it and then asks one of there own. Let's give it a try and see how it goes. <BR> <BR> Fri, 15 Oct 2010 14:50:07 EST Another new 'Diet' supplement http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x40921x37151738 Yea this one is called Sensa, & it is to help you lose the weight. <BR> They have it for women & men (different formulas) <BR> I just watch in info on it & all ya do is shake it on your food & eat it. <BR> Claims to make you lose weight fast.. <BR> OK folks that is another gimmick that is another supplement that will just take your money. <BR> Also they are giving it just for shipping 4.95 for a 2 month supply. <BR> That is just another way to get you hooked on another BS weight-loss drug. <B... Wed, 6 Oct 2010 16:03:37 EST Where did you get your Spark Page background? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x40921x37107857 Visiting many of your pages, I realize that they say so much about you, did you ever think of it that way? <BR> <BR> I think it would be nice to share from what site you acquired your spark page background. I also think it would help new people here on the team to get inspired and create there page. <BR> <BR> Please share and tell us a little about what you liked particularly or what inspired you. thanks Mon, 4 Oct 2010 18:41:52 EST Great Pumpkin is Comin' to Town! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14679x40921x37072752 <em>431</em> Do you remember Peanuts "Pumpkin Carols"? <em>422</em> <BR> <BR> GREAT PUMPKIN IS COMIN TO TOWN <BR> "O you better not shriek, <BR> you better not groan, <BR> you better not howl, <BR> you better not moan. <BR> Great Pumpkin is comin' to town. <BR> He's going to find out, <BR> from folks that he meets, <BR> who deserves tricks and who deserves treats. <BR> Great Pumpkin is comin' to town." <BR> <BR> <em>335</em> <em>421</em> Sun, 3 Oct 2010 02:00:27 EST Welcome to Team OctoberFest!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14679x40921x37044909 <em>465</em> Hi <em>422</em> Everyone <em>465</em> <BR> <BR> Funny Bone Jokes: <BR> Q: What do skeletons always order at a restaurant? <BR> A: Spare ribs! <BR> <BR> <BR> Word Scramble:can you figure it out? <BR> uatnum <BR> ksetlnoe <BR> psokyo <BR> <BR> Halloween Trivia Game <BR> <BR> Question: <BR> Halloween is the day before what holiday? <BR> a. El Dia De Los Muertos <BR> b. Fall Equinox <BR> c. All Saints Day <BR> d. All Souls Day <BR> <BR> <BR> Halloween Wreath Idea <BR> <BR... Fri, 1 Oct 2010 15:00:28 EST When is your Spark Anniversary Date? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x40921x37010065 Hi gang, I have visited all your pages and written down your member date but I realize many of you may have joined before, so this date might not be your true spark anniversary date you celebrate. <BR> <BR> I would like you to let me know your "official" date you recognize as your Spark Anniversary. <BR> <BR> This will keep with our celebrations for the team. Its a special day we all will want to partake in. <BR> <BR> Please post it while visiting, and thank you! <BR> Debbie & Lynne Wed, 29 Sep 2010 23:51:15 EST Tell Us When Your Birthday Is!!! please http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x40921x36973347 Hi everyone, just as we like to share in your journey, your birthday is a very special day! As team members we want to share in wishing you a happy healthy birthday. <BR> <BR> So if you would just tell us your birthday, month and date (don't have to tell year unless you don't mind). Thank you in advance Debbie and Lynne Tue, 28 Sep 2010 11:29:43 EST Team Announcements /Celebrations http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x40921x36768520 <em>410</em> <em>19</em> <em>236</em> <em>192</em> <em>347</em> <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> Thought team it would be nice to have a place we can all come and toot our horn. <BR> <BR> Whether its your birthday, anniversary, sparkaversary, weight loss, marathon, new baby, new grandbaby, wedding, graduation, award, feel free to post and share your happiness. <BR> <BR> Also: this is where I will be posting announcements or team FYI's. <BR> <BR> here is today's: 9/18/10 <BR> <BR> I could no... Sat, 18 Sep 2010 13:25:56 EST Two words change one. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x40921x36761989 I saw this on another team and it is fun. I think it is self explanatory.I will start with Spark People. Sat, 18 Sep 2010 02:05:16 EST Team Prayer Request http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14678x40921x36719963 I feel it only fitting that as much as we all love having fun here and we do, that we have a place within our group to support each other on another level. <BR> <BR> If you have a prayer request know that your request will be honored. <BR> <BR> Wed, 15 Sep 2010 23:43:27 EST Three things I am thankful for http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x40921x36711342 Hi team, I thought it would be fun, to share 3 things we are thankful for. <BR> <BR> Seems things happen to us every week that steers us in a new direction or sheds light on our blessings and makes us give thanks. <BR> <BR> So we have a new sticky topic and we'll see how you like it, and if it doesn't help you to see how truly blessed you are....as I sometimes I'll admit like being reminded :) <BR> <BR> <BR> Wed, 15 Sep 2010 15:40:50 EST if you just Smile!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x40921x36674217 The lyrics to smile:) <BR> <BR> Smile though your heart is breaking <BR> Smile even though its aching <BR> When there are clouds in the sky <BR> You'll get by...... <BR> <BR> If you smile through your fears and sorrow, <BR> Smile and maybe tomorrow, <BR> You'll see the sun come shining through, For you... <BR> <BR> Light up your face with gladness, <BR> Hide every trace of sadness, <BR> Although a tear, may be ever so near, that's the time, you must keep on trying, <BR> Smile what's th... Mon, 13 Sep 2010 22:17:46 EST hello from Screamer http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x40921x36595943 hello team i found your team i would like to join i do believe the laughter is the medicine after all the differnt medicines i have been on that totally removed any giggle sense i had. I co-workers at the hospital and the fire department do enjoy laughing at either my mishaps in life, completely it just flew over and i missed it,or the fact i just can't help myself it just follws me somedays. At one time everyone wanted to see just what i came up with for the day but the medicine removed it. ... Fri, 10 Sep 2010 03:07:48 EST Question about the 6-8 pound challenge for Sept http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x40921x36410808 Okay, I know we are to check in with our weight loss on the 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th. My weigh in days are Fridays and I will get scale obsessed if weigh-in too much. I want to see if its okay for me to check in on the 10th, 17th and 24th and Oct 1st? I am still weighing the same number of times, so it would still be fair. <BR> Thoughts? Wed, 1 Sep 2010 07:54:26 EST Fall Challenge Walking Tips http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14679x40921x36387624 <em>465</em> <em>313</em> <em>465</em> <em>311</em> <BR> <BR> Walking Tips <BR> <BR> 1. Have a goal in mind <BR> Whether you are walking to reduce stress, prepare for a marathon, to reduce risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, arthritis, or dabetes, it all adds up to improving the quality of your life. <BR> <BR> 2. Make a Plan <BR> Schedule a time to walk, plan your route, changing it from time to time to stay motivated and not get bored with your walking coarse. When ... Tue, 31 Aug 2010 07:50:32 EST Tips to help in Weight Loss Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14679x40921x36387305 <em>192</em> <em>465</em> <em>192</em> <BR> <BR> 1. Evaluate your eating habits <BR> a. do you eat at planned times <BR> b. are your meals planned <BR> c. do you keep your food diary <BR> d. do you plan a healthy snack <BR> <BR> 2. Don't skip meals <BR> a. eating something every 4-5 hrs. keeps *hungry* away <BR> <BR> 3. Always shop on a full belly <BR> <BR> 4. Eat your food at the table with no distractions of t.v. etc <BR> <BR> 5. Eat your food dividing the p... Tue, 31 Aug 2010 07:30:43 EST FALL CHALLENG E#2-WALK 2MI/4,000 STEPS @ DAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14679x40921x36381454 HERE ARE THE TEAM MEMBERS IN THIS CHALLENGE: <BR> <BR> ABETTERME---NANCY <BR> <BR> CLAIREMZM---CLAIRE <BR> <BR> DIANNE3560--DIANNE <BR> <BR> DREAMGIRL76--DEBBIE <BR> <BR> GOD-LAW--TAMMY <BR> <BR> JENNA3FROG--JEN <BR> <BR> LYNNEJ5--LYNNE <BR> <BR> MOMFAN--LEONA <BR> <BR> PAWKETS--PAT <BR> <BR> SHARMAE--SHARON <BR> <BR> SJWERT85--STACCI <BR> <BR> SUNSPOTBABY--LISA <BR> <BR> **CHEER THEM ON AS THEY PROGRESS IN THIS TEAM CHALLENGE**** <BR> Mon, 30 Aug 2010 21:26:35 EST Fall Challenge #1- *lose 6-8#-Lea derboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14679x40921x36381325 Team Members for this Challenge Are: <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> DREAMGIRL76-DEBBIE -1.25 <BR> <BR> JATHUENER-JULIE -3.5 <BR> <BR> JENNA3FROG-JEN -2.2 <BR> <BR> LYNNEJ5-LYNNE -1.5 <BR> <BR> MOMFAN-LEONA <BR> <BR> RJANE40--BECKY -3.8 <BR> <BR> SJWERT85--STACCI <BR> <BR> SUNSPOTBABY-LISA <BR> <BR> TAFFIN2000-TRACY <BR> <BR> <BR> **BE SURE TO FOLLOW THEIR PROGRESS THROUGHOUT THE MONTH AND CHEER THEM ON!!!** Mon, 30 Aug 2010 21:21:39 EST LOL~~Team Search & Rescue http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x40921x36328257 This topic is to create awareness that your membership to our group really matters. You are a vital part of this team, we care about you and where your journey is taking you. <BR> <BR> We have members that are MIA. Perhaps they are caught up in the hustle and bustle of life, or struggling, bored, lonely, ill, but we want them to know we are thinking about them and want them back and feeling all the good things we are experiencing. <BR> <BR> So with that said, I am going to have this top... Sat, 28 Aug 2010 08:08:45 EST SOMETHING YOU DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT ME! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x40921x36320836 In an effort to get to know everyone better, I thought this would be a fun one to do. <BR> <BR> Perhaps a job you once did, a hobby you have, somewhere you once traveled, something you collect, what brought you to spark, why you want to make a lifestyle change, and so on and so on. Anything that comes to mind :) <BR> Fri, 27 Aug 2010 18:50:03 EST Tips to Stay Motivated! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14679x40921x36263459 Whether you are preparing to face a team or personal challenge, sometimes we need to do a little extra to stay motivated. <BR> <BR> Here are some friendly tips: <BR> <BR> 1. make a visual collage <BR> 2. do a before/after pic <BR> 3.make a goal/progress chart <BR> 4.read spark success stories <BR> 5. pair up with a teammate <BR> 6. stay active posting in your group <BR> <BR> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ <BR> At the start or anticipation of a challenge, think, "how will I reward myself?" <BR... Wed, 25 Aug 2010 06:51:08 EST Tell me your first name and where you are from! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x40921x36208282 Hi everyone, when writing you I would like to address you probably, other than by your user name if you don't mind. <BR> <BR> Please tell me your name and what state you are from! <BR> <BR> My name as you know is Debbie and I am from Ohio <BR> <BR> *thank you in advance* Sun, 22 Aug 2010 16:14:43 EST Our Catholic Prayers Aspirations http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14678x40921x36190591 Do you feel too pressed for time to pray? These short prayers (also known as aspirations) can help! They're are easy to learn. A good many of them are easy to memorize as well! They can provide you with a great way to stay in touch with our Lord and our Blessed Mother, especially for those times you feel most at your wits end! <BR> At times like these when it seems like nothing is going right don’t lose hope! You can stay close to Jesus and Mary with these aspirations, many of which come fro... Sat, 21 Aug 2010 15:19:45 EST ROLL CALL ~SEPT "FALL" CHALLENGE~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14679x40921x36189473 Hi Teammates; Fall is my favorite time of year. Not only the colorful and changing of the leaves here in Ohio, but cooler weather, making activities outdoors much more enjoyable. <BR> So here's the challenge for the month of Sept. <BR> <BR> 1. lose 6-8 lbs. by end of month <BR> 2. walk 2 miles a day; or 4,000 steps/60 miles in the month <BR> **all steps count so clip on your pedometer and count them all*** <BR> **you can sign up to do one or both. <BR> <BR> Now here is how it will work: ... Sat, 21 Aug 2010 13:54:06 EST Check in with an emoticon http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x40921x36187303 <em>198</em> feeling the heat today! Bring on the rain <em>257</em> <em>27</em> Sat, 21 Aug 2010 11:35:29 EST A-Z Blessings http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x40921x36077033 A-Amazing Grace Mon, 16 Aug 2010 00:08:07 EST For Fun Family Things Read This http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x40921x35477602 This is compliments of Healthydianaj: <BR> I saw this on WILLOWWINDS Spark page and wanted to share this awesome blog with you all! Read on this,great blog and thankyou WILLOWWINDS! <BR> Saturday, July 17, 2010 <BR> Happy Saturday! Personal note first. We made it through this week. Only one more week to go. I am praying something happens just for Gas money and tolls for my husband to get to work. Don't get me wrong, I am so grateful that we scripped by this past week. Lifting it up to God s... Sun, 18 Jul 2010 12:59:44 EST The Goodie Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x40921x35450416 Hi Everyone! We all love to get goodies on our page. It makes us feel better and put smiles on our faces. I'm on another team that has a good game....I thought we could try this too. <BR> <BR> Here how it would go: <BR> Ever 5th person sends a goodie to someone on the team. <BR> We would go by numbers. <BR> The first person would post 1, the second 2, the third 3, the fourth 4, and the fifth 5....then this person would send a good to someone on the team. <BR> The numbers may be in any f... Fri, 16 Jul 2010 19:03:22 EST Laughter is the best medicine. Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x40921x35360266 A recent study revealed that laughter is key to our mental wellness. The study, in fact, stated that we need a minimum of 12 laughs a day...just to stay healthy! In fact, Mark Twain said, "The human race has only one effective weapon and that is laughter. The moment it arises, all your irritations go away, and a sunny spirit takes their place." <BR> Here's a confession. Whenever I find my attitude slipping, or I'm feeling a little down, I resort to what I call...The one minute laugh. Here's h... Mon, 12 Jul 2010 14:11:02 EST God wants us to be like Coffee... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x40921x34525701 I have to preface this with I don't like coffee, but this is a great analogy! I saw it on someone's blog! <BR> <BR> What have you allowed life to make you? A Carrot, Egg or Coffee? <BR> <BR> A young woman sat her father down and told him about her life and how things were so hard for her. She did not know how she was going to make it and wanted to give up, she was tired of fighting and struggling. It seemed as one problem was solved, a new one arose. <BR> <BR> Dad took her to the kitchen.... Tue, 1 Jun 2010 21:31:47 EST June Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x40921x34516454 Okay ladies what are your goals for the month of June? Tue, 1 Jun 2010 14:19:15 EST May Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14679x40921x33849960 Who is up for a challenge? The goal: 2 pounds/week for this month. I think this challenge will go along nicely with the weekly calorie counting thread too. <BR> <BR> So, we will start today, and the next weigh in will be on 5/9 (next Sunday). You can either track by weight, or pounds lost. <BR> <BR> May 2nd: 0 pounds, or 160. Sun, 2 May 2010 10:04:15 EST weekly nutrition challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14679x40921x33681731 hi everyone! i would like to start a challenge of tracking our nutrition. i need to get back on track, and hopefully this will help me focus! <BR> <BR> so here it is; just cut and past the below information into your new post. <BR> <BR> daily calories goal: <BR> <BR> actual calories: <BR> 4/25 <BR> 4/26 <BR> 4/27 <BR> 4/28 <BR> 4/29 <BR> 4/30 <BR> 5/1 <BR> <BR> (answer these questions at the end of the week) <BR> Did you meet your goals? Why or why not? Anything you're going to cha... Sun, 25 Apr 2010 09:19:34 EST Want to go streaking?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x40921x32885750 The next time you want to go streaking, sniff some Windex so you won't streak. HAHA Have a good day. Mon, 22 Mar 2010 17:36:53 EST "Yummy 4 UR Tummy" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14679x40921x32578682 Hi team, so many of us have been either searching for recipes or sharing so decided we would make a forum where we could share recipes. <BR> * do remember spark recipes is a great first source, but we can share here as well among the group and try new and different dishes to enhance our meal plans* <BR> Wed, 10 Mar 2010 08:34:36 EST Team Challenge LeaderBoard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14679x40921x32542271 Here is week one results~~ <BR> <BR> Annie -2 <BR> Debbie -2.8 <BR> Emily -0 <BR> Jennifer starting this wk <BR> Kim -3 <BR> Leona -3.2 <BR> Mom195 -3 <BR> Nola -3 Mon, 8 Mar 2010 21:13:32 EST Superfoods! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x40921x32429401 Rather than focusing on what I'm NOT eating, I'm trying to think of all the delicious things I should be eating. <BR> <BR> On another thread, we mentioned how much better we feel when eating healthy, so I was wondering what are some of the things you guys now opt for? <BR> <BR> I've been eating a lot of blueberries mixed in with Dannon's Light and Fit Vanilla yogurt. It's delicious! Thu, 4 Mar 2010 09:42:50 EST March Team Challenge~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14679x40921x32355765 Hi everyone, now this is not a requirement to be a member of this team. Was hearing so many speak of change throughout the site and blogs today and got me thinking. <BR> How bout a team challenge? <BR> We have 13 wks. and 2 days before it is Memorial Day Weekend. The challenge is to lose 25 lbs. by May 31st. Usually this holiday is one many look forward to. Veterans and our military are honored in our great country, many town parades, picnics, and barbeques, sporting activities and leagues... Mon, 1 Mar 2010 19:53:35 EST Simply Quotes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x40921x32333656 Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true. <BR> Leon J. Suenes <BR> <BR> <BR> **this will be our corner where we post quotes, simple, true, whatever you read that speaks to you! Share it, and thank you in advance** Mon, 1 Mar 2010 07:37:51 EST Catholic Corner~the upper room devotionals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14678x40921x32333087 In the Drift <BR> <BR> Read 2 Timothy 4:1-7* <BR> <BR> Let us also lay aside every weight and the sin that clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us. <BR> <BR> -Hebrews 12:1 (NRSV) <BR> MY wife's brother gave me the gift of a fishing trip on Lake Erie. I hadn't been fishing since I was a youth. Lake Erie was calm that day. Except for a gentle rocking, the boat seemed motionless. I was content to lean against the rail and drink soft drinks while I c... Mon, 1 Mar 2010 07:12:03 EST We're Gonna Celebrate, have a good time http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x40921x32311032 I just want to celebrate another day of livin, I just want to celebrate another day of..... <BR> <BR> team, this is where we share our celebrations, <BR> ex: sticking to program <BR> exercise success <BR> weight loss <BR> inches lost <BR> new clothing size <BR> <BR> Whatever the success that brings you joy, share it here! Sun, 28 Feb 2010 11:28:01 EST Divine Interventi ion~prayer request http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14678x40921x32264965 For any of you having a need for prayer request for yourself, family member, friend, feel free to request here. <BR> Know that you are never alone and we will pray for you and those dearest to your hearts. God Bless <em>458</em> <em>459</em> Fri, 26 Feb 2010 11:07:46 EST Scripture Moments http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14678x40921x32264790 Please feel free to share a scripture that leads you, gives you peace and comfort. <em>458</em> <em>459</em> <em>288</em> <em>296</em> Fri, 26 Feb 2010 11:01:05 EST Games People Play~~~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14679x40921x32250029 Hi here we can share fun games, word association, food facts, word scrambles, play along or create one of your own for our team to play along! Thu, 25 Feb 2010 19:25:04 EST Today I...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14679x40921x32248729 Today was a hectic start of a morning and I was tempted to just skip breakfast. The gas company was in and out and tending to a leak they found on our property. Though we had to go run some errands I decided that I would make time anyway and eat breakfast and so I did. It would have been so easy to have just ran out, possibly grab something on the run, but no healthier choice could I have made than in the comforts of my own home. I am so proud of me! For stickin to it! What temptation "... Thu, 25 Feb 2010 18:26:43 EST Daily Devotionals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14678x40921x32248435 I went to the public library today to pick up some books I had requested that were in. On the way leaving I noticed the bookstore was open so I went inside. Looking for nothing in particular I found this little daily devotionals for dieters. I love reading these as if shares a story and scripture each and every day of the year. So daily I will share them with you and if like me you love these kinds of things too, feel free to share! Thu, 25 Feb 2010 18:11:09 EST Hello and Welcome http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x40921x32245839 Hi I'm Debbie (leader) for this group. I began my journey on December 19, 2009. I decided to start this group because I like to have fun and be positive. We just can't be so serious all the time. Laughter is so contagious and can really be uplifting if you've had a not so good day. I hope you will like what I bring to this forum and will share your funny tales and jokes and discoveries. Learning to laugh out loud and at myself sometimes was not at first very easy. Through laughter I ha... Thu, 25 Feb 2010 16:07:16 EST Grin and Giggles--funny jokes or quotes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x40921x32245264 "Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for they are sticking to their diets!! <em>100</em> <em>334</em> Thu, 25 Feb 2010 15:39:50 EST Daily Chatter~ ~~~who's here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x40921x32245105 this is where we daily post and see who's here! Thu, 25 Feb 2010 15:32:46 EST