SparkPeople SparkPeople's Official Healthy Habits Challenge Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=42046 Even the longest journey starts with a single step. Take time to focus on small healthy habits like drinking more water or stretching after each workout. Small changes can lead to big progress! SparkPeople SparkPeople's Official Healthy Habits Challenge Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=42046 Thursday, Aug. 25th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x65043329 Is there anything you'll do special when you reach your ultimate weight loss goal? <BR> ************** <BR> <BR> I'll buy all new clothes because nothing will fit by then. Thu, 25 Aug 2016 11:51:34 EST Wed., Aug. 24th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x65035855 Half full or half empty? <BR> ****************** <BR> <BR> Half full Wed, 24 Aug 2016 10:14:40 EST Tuesday, Aug. 23rd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x65029481 Do you split money gifts with your spouse when you get some? <BR> ********************************* <BR> <BR> Because we live totally off of Bob's pension and social security, when I get a money gift like for birthdays and Christmas, I always split it with him. He always splits what he gets if he gets any so I feel it's only fair. Tue, 23 Aug 2016 10:54:52 EST Monday, Aug. 22nd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x65022590 When does school start back in your area? <BR> ************* <BR> In our county, it started back last week. Other counties started back today. Mon, 22 Aug 2016 11:46:59 EST Sunday, Aug. 21st http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x65015057 How much time do you spend on spark people daily? <BR> *********************** <BR> <BR> I average about 3 hours a day. Sun, 21 Aug 2016 10:21:39 EST Health Food or Fraud? The Truth About 12 Tempting http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15267x42046x65013724 Health Food or Fraud? The Truth About 12 Tempting Veggie Products <BR> <BR> By: Melissa Rudy, SparkPeople Blogger <BR> <BR> emoticon Your body loves vegetables. Not only are they rich in vitamins and nutrients, they also help ward off heart disease and certain types of cancers, and their low calorie count fits seamlessly into any weight loss plan. But when you're rushing from work to carpool to evening activities, it may seem next to impossible to get near a vegetable, much less a kitchen... Sun, 21 Aug 2016 06:57:59 EST Sat., Aug. 20th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x65009262 How often do you snack? <BR> ******************* <BR> <BR> I generally try to just have one snack a day. Sat, 20 Aug 2016 11:21:53 EST Friday, Aug. 19th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x65002126 Do you watch the Little League World Series each August? <BR> ************************ <BR> <BR> We try to catch as many games as we can. Fri, 19 Aug 2016 09:48:20 EST Thursday, Aug. 18th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64995214 Do you have any brothers or sisters? <BR> ********************* <BR> <BR> I have 2 birth sisters and 3 step sisters but all but one birth sister has passed. No brothers at all. Thu, 18 Aug 2016 09:23:28 EST Wed., Aug. 17th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64988025 Did you have a favorite teacher when you were in school? <BR> ********************* <BR> <BR> I did. Coach Martin was my math teacher in 9th grade. He was awesome. I had had his wife in 8th grade and was making D's in her class. He had me making a B+ average within 2 months and because of his teaching, I made the highest score on the mid term exams of any student in his class. I'll always be grateful for his teaching. Wed, 17 Aug 2016 08:39:13 EST Tuesday, Aug. 16th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64980200 What's been your biggest challenge while trying to lose weight? <BR> ************************** <BR> <BR> For me, it's trying to keep my sodium down. Tue, 16 Aug 2016 05:43:58 EST Monday, Aug. 15th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64974915 Have you ever been homeless? <BR> ******************* <BR> <BR> I have been a couple of times. Once by choice, the other because of circumstances. Mon, 15 Aug 2016 10:21:39 EST Sunday, Aug. 14th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64968079 How healthy do you consider yourself to be? <BR> ******************** <BR> I know I have arthritis, anemia, a bad back, and mildly high blood pressure due to my weight, but other than that I feel I'm in pretty decent health. Except for the blood pressure and anemia, when blood work is done all my numbers tend to be good. Sun, 14 Aug 2016 10:06:05 EST Sat., Aug. 13th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64962056 Do you think all states should ban droopy pants? <BR> *********************** <BR> <BR> I don't think it'd hurt. You'd think people would have more pride in their appearance than to wear their pants like that. Sat, 13 Aug 2016 10:34:28 EST Fri., Aug. 12th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64955281 When was the last time you went on vacation? <BR> ***************************** <BR> <BR> It's been 17 years for me. Fri, 12 Aug 2016 09:38:58 EST Thursday, Aug. 11th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64949266 Do you believe in "fate"? <BR> **************** <BR> <BR> I don't so much believe in fate, but I do believe everything happens for a reason. Thu, 11 Aug 2016 10:41:52 EST Wed., Aug. 10th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64944002 Sorry I'm late today. It was grocery shopping day. <BR> <BR> Do you prefer the Summer or Winter Olympics? <BR> ************************************* <BR> <BR> I prefer the Summer ones as I love watching them work the bars. Wed, 10 Aug 2016 14:17:08 EST Tuesday, Aug. 9th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64935183 If you could pick out your own first name, what would it be? <BR> ************************** <BR> <BR> Mine would be Regina. Tue, 9 Aug 2016 09:45:03 EST Monday, Aug. 8th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64927369 Do you consider yourself a party animal or are you more of a stay at homer? <BR> ************************ <BR> <BR> These days, definitely a stay at homer. Mon, 8 Aug 2016 08:12:15 EST Sunday, Aug. 7th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64921103 Do you take after one or the other of your parents? <BR> ********************* <BR> <BR> I take after daddy's side of the family in looks but mother's side of the family in temperament. Sun, 7 Aug 2016 08:55:59 EST Sat., Aug. 6th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64915956 Any weekend plans? <BR> *********** <BR> <BR> We have no special plans. Sat, 6 Aug 2016 11:26:41 EST Friday, Aug. 5th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64909723 Have you ever had to speak in front of a crowd of people? <BR> ************************* <BR> I have, many times. Fri, 5 Aug 2016 10:29:11 EST Thursday, Aug. 4th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64903236 What is your favorite breakfast? <BR> *************************** <BR> <BR> I love biscuits with sausage gravy. Thu, 4 Aug 2016 11:11:50 EST Wed., August 3rd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64895712 Have you ever gone skinny dipping? <BR> *************** <BR> <BR> That's something I've never felt comfortable doing, even at my skinniest. Wed, 3 Aug 2016 10:26:28 EST Tuesday, Aug. 2nd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64888762 Are you an early riser? <BR> *************** <BR> <BR> I tend to be but then have to stay quiet until Bob wakes up. Tue, 2 Aug 2016 10:18:21 EST Monday, Aug. 1st http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64879992 Do you like Reality shows? <BR> **************** <BR> <BR> For the most part I don't care for them. Mon, 1 Aug 2016 08:30:05 EST Sunday, July 31st http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64874116 What will you do this week to help reach your goals? <BR> ****************************************<BR>**** <BR> I'm going to really watch my sodium and stay on the low side of my calorie allowance. Sun, 31 Jul 2016 10:26:59 EST Sat., July 30th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64868879 Sorry I'm late. Pension check came early so we went and paid bills and grocery shopped... <BR> <BR> When is your birthday? <BR> ******************* <BR> <BR> Mine is August 20th. I'll be 60 this year. Sat, 30 Jul 2016 12:41:29 EST Friday, July 29th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64861330 Do you have a favorite website you spend time on other than spark people? <BR> **************************** <BR> <BR> I go on facebook. Fri, 29 Jul 2016 09:26:13 EST Thursday, July 28th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64855386 Do you have central air conditioning? <BR> **************** <BR> <BR> We do, thank goodness. Thu, 28 Jul 2016 10:56:18 EST Wed., July 27th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64847627 When you were in the upper school grades, did you enjoy taking PE classes? <BR> ************************************* <BR> <BR> I hated it because I was heavier than a lot of the other kids and it was hard finding the gym outfits we were required to wear. And we had to shower after the class and I was never comfortable doing that in front of others. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 08:55:39 EST Tuesday, July 26th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64841107 What type questions would you like to see in the QOTD? Tue, 26 Jul 2016 08:50:29 EST Monday, July 25th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64834326 Which do you prefer: carpets or hardwood floors? <BR> *************** <BR> Hardwood floors for me. Mon, 25 Jul 2016 09:31:44 EST Sunday, July 24th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64829252 What is your favorite Summer time activity? <BR> ************** <BR> Mine used to be gardening but I can no longer take the heat. Sun, 24 Jul 2016 11:31:14 EST Sat., July 23rd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64822098 Do you know how to ride a horse? <BR> ********************* <BR> I do but haven't been on one in years. Sat, 23 Jul 2016 09:06:33 EST Friday, July 22ND http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64816291 Have you ever had to change a tire on your car? <BR> ***************** <BR> I've never had to but I do know how to do it. Fri, 22 Jul 2016 09:54:22 EST Thursay, July 21st http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64810539 Do you use a lot of ice in your drinks? <BR> ********************* <BR> I do. I fill the glass with ice then whatever I'm drinking. Thu, 21 Jul 2016 11:01:31 EST Wed., July 20th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64802677 When was the last time you went on a picnic ? <BR> ******************* <BR> <BR> It's been at least 10 years for us. Wed, 20 Jul 2016 09:02:51 EST Tuesday, July 19th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64796137 Which is more important to you; exercise or healthy eating? <BR> ************* <BR> <BR> For me it's healthy eating. Tue, 19 Jul 2016 09:33:54 EST Mon., July 18th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64788899 Can you play a musical instrument? <BR> ****************** <BR> I can play a little piano by ear, but that's all. Mon, 18 Jul 2016 09:13:42 EST Sunday, July 17th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64782998 How often do you weigh? <BR> **************** <BR> <BR> I generally weigh daily but usually only count the Sunday weigh in. Sun, 17 Jul 2016 10:01:04 EST Sat., July 16th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64777130 Did you have a happy childhood? <BR> ***************** <BR> For the most part I did. Sat, 16 Jul 2016 10:33:31 EST Friday, July 15th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64770255 Do you ever play online games? <BR> ************************** <BR> <BR> I have 2-3 I play on facebook. Fri, 15 Jul 2016 09:01:40 EST Thursday, July 14th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64765353 Do you have a set routine daily that you try to stick to? <BR> ********************** <BR> I do and days like yesterday and today throw me completely off to where I feel I'm playing catch-up. Thu, 14 Jul 2016 13:03:31 EST Wed., July 13th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64756427 Where do you go when you just want to be left alone? <BR> ********************** <BR> For me, it's the bathtub. That's the only place in the house where I can have complete privacy. Wed, 13 Jul 2016 08:16:38 EST Tuesday, July 12th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64749587 If you could do anything you wanted for one day and money was no object, what would you do? <BR> ********************************* <BR> I'd go to Disney Land. I live only about 30 miles from there yet have never gone. It just costs too much, even for Floridians. Tue, 12 Jul 2016 09:23:10 EST Monday, July 11th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64742060 Do you like walking in the rain? <BR> ************** <BR> <BR> I'm not a duck so no I don't care for it. Mon, 11 Jul 2016 09:24:43 EST Sunday, July 10th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64735072 If you had an extra $500.00 for one month only, what would you do with it? <BR> ***************************** <BR> I'd restock as much of my penpal supplies as I could as well as buy a few other things for the freezer. Sun, 10 Jul 2016 09:23:00 EST Sat., July 9th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64728431 What is one healthy habit you've developed since joining Spark people? <BR> ************************************ <BR> I drink a lot more water. Sat, 9 Jul 2016 09:18:06 EST Friday, July 8th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64722688 What is your favorite hot weather drink ( besides water)? <BR> ************************ <BR> <BR> I love sweet iced tea. Fri, 8 Jul 2016 10:50:41 EST Thursday, July 7th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64715246 How many teams are you in? <BR> *********** <BR> I'm currently in 4 but may add 1-2 more. Thu, 7 Jul 2016 10:15:08 EST Wed., July 6th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64706644 Do you tend to eat lighter fare during the hot Summer weather? <BR> *********************************** <BR> We haven't been but we will be starting to next week. We'll be eating more cold foods like fruit salads or pasta salads. It's just too hot to eat heavy. Wed, 6 Jul 2016 08:19:15 EST Tues., July 5th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64699584 How you stay cool during the hot Summer months <BR> ******************* <BR> We stay inside with the a/c on as much as we can. Tue, 5 Jul 2016 08:50:40 EST Monday, July 4th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64692801 What are your 4th of July plans for today? <BR> ******************** <BR> We have our flag out and Bob plans to measure the porch so he can make plans to repair the porch deck, where a couple boards have rotted out. We have fried chicken from Publix deli for supper. Listen to neighbor's fireworks this evening. Mon, 4 Jul 2016 08:42:23 EST Sunday, July 3rd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64686432 Have you ever hitch hiked? <BR> ******************** <BR> That was how I traveled all over the country in my teens and for awhile in my 30's. I saw just about every state in the US this way. Sun, 3 Jul 2016 09:47:36 EST Sat., July 2nd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64679094 Are you, or have you ever been a runner? <BR> ********************* <BR> I was never a runner but I used to jog. That was years ago though. Sat, 2 Jul 2016 08:34:48 EST Friday, July 1st http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64671479 What are your July goals? <BR> ******************************* <BR> Mine is to lose 5 lbs. and spend at least 15 minutes a day outside, daily, so I can get more natural Vitamin D from the sun. Fri, 1 Jul 2016 07:46:48 EST Thursday, June 30th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64666746 Sorry I'm late. Had to leave early this morning to go for oil change in the car and we ended up trading cars while there. We now have a 2015 Mazda 5 Sport SUV. <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/36335d22-4fa0-49fc-90a5-3cd5cc627c46.jpg"> <BR> **************************************** <BR> How often do you get oil changes in your car? <BR> ********************* <BR> <BR> We get it every 6 months. Thu, 30 Jun 2016 13:46:56 EST Wed., June 29th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64657322 When was the last time you did something just for yourself regardless of what anyone else thought about it? <BR> ****************************************<BR>*********************** <BR> Probably 20 years or so. Wed, 29 Jun 2016 08:57:08 EST Tuesday, June 28th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64649545 If you could be a super hero, who would you be? <BR> *********************************** <BR> I think I'd be Wonder Woman. No special reason. Tue, 28 Jun 2016 08:24:51 EST Monday, June 27th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64642965 Do you feel a low carb diet is safe? <BR> ************************* <BR> <BR> I do on a temporary basis. It's a great jumpstart to lose weight, but you need carbs to have energy and healthy brain function. Not all carbs are the same. Just need to keep away from the junk carbs, Mon, 27 Jun 2016 09:51:03 EST Sunday, June 26th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64635576 How much TV do you watch daily? <BR> ************************* <BR> Bob has our TV on from the time we get up til we go to bed, but I actually only sit down and watch TV in the evenings, so about 4 hours a day. On Saturdays it's different because we have a western channel of all the oldies, so I watch as many of them as I can. Sun, 26 Jun 2016 10:15:08 EST Sat., June 25th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64628913 Any 4th of July plans? <BR> *********** <BR> <BR> We haven't made any. Bob MAY decide to grill but I won't know til the night before most likely. Sat, 25 Jun 2016 09:52:08 EST Friday, June 24th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64622051 Do you wear sleeveless tops during the Summer? <BR> ************************************** <BR> I do even though I have bat wings. Florida gets to hot not to wear sleeveless whenever possible. Fri, 24 Jun 2016 09:38:28 EST Thursday, June 23rd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64615229 Do you have set meal times? <BR> ***************** <BR> For the most part we try to eat brunch (we rarely eat breakfast) around 10:30-11:30 am, supper between 4-4:30pm and nothing after 8pm. Thu, 23 Jun 2016 09:36:06 EST Wed., June 22nd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64607930 If you're like me and need to lose 100 pounds or more- if you were told you'd receive $1,000.00 if you lost the weight in a years time, would you take the bet and do it? <BR> ****************************************<BR>********* <BR> I think that kind of bet would push me to work harder to get the weight off. I don't know if I could lose that much weight in a years time now ( did in the past), but I'd give it my best shot to do it. Wed, 22 Jun 2016 09:19:53 EST Tuesday, June 21st http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64600962 What is your favorite breakfast cereal ( if you eat cereal) ? <BR> *************************** <BR> I have 2. Kelloggs Frosted mini wheats and Kelloggs Frosted flakes. Tue, 21 Jun 2016 09:24:57 EST Monday June 20th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64593824 Did you eat breakfast today? <BR> ************************* <BR> I'm not much of a breakfast eater, so no I didn't. Mon, 20 Jun 2016 10:10:33 EST Sunday, June 19th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64586839 Do you feel you're staying consistant with your weight loss goals? <BR> ******************************* <BR> I haven't been but this is a new week and fresh start. Sun, 19 Jun 2016 09:35:38 EST Sat., June 18th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64580594 What are your plans for Father's Day? <BR> ************************************* <BR> I plan to fix Bob waffles &amp; strawberries for brunch tomorrow and his favorite beef stew (homemade) with biscuits for supper. And my son will call him. Bob is Chris's stepdad but Bob considers him his regular dad. Sat, 18 Jun 2016 09:18:43 EST Friday, June 17th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64574186 What is your favorite breed of dog? <BR> **************************** <BR> If I could have one, I'd either have a golden retriever or a pug. Due to severe allergies I can't be around animals. Fri, 17 Jun 2016 09:09:59 EST Thursday, June 16th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64567286 What's your favorite thing to do on a rainy day? <BR> ******************************* <BR> I like to curl up with a good book. Thu, 16 Jun 2016 08:28:01 EST Wed., June 15th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64561258 Do you have a couch in your family room? <BR> ******************************* <BR> <BR> We haven't had one in years but Bob's recliner messed up so he decided he wants a couch and he'll sleep on it with added pillows. The couch is being delivered this morning. Wed, 15 Jun 2016 10:20:28 EST Tuesday, June 14th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64553567 Do you ever have friends over for supper? <BR> ************************************ <BR> It's been a very long time for us but we had a friend over last night and I made lasagna. Nice meal and enjoyable evening. Tue, 14 Jun 2016 08:46:42 EST Monday, June 13th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64546821 What is one of your favorite "indoor" exercises? <BR> ****************************************<BR>****** <BR> Mine used to be riding my recumbent exercise bike. But I was told to no longer use it. Mon, 13 Jun 2016 09:20:49 EST Sunday, June 12th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64541326 Our internet was down this morning so I'm just getting on now. <BR> <BR> <BR> What will you do this week to help you reach your weight loss goals? <BR> ****************************************<BR>*** <BR> I'm going to be cutting my portions by half this week to see if that will make any changes for the better. Sun, 12 Jun 2016 12:24:12 EST Sat. June 11th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64533864 When was the last time you went out to dinner somewhere? <BR> ******************************** <BR> <BR> We went out for BBQ Wed. night, after shopping all day so I wouldn't have to cook. Sat, 11 Jun 2016 09:12:21 EST Friday June 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64528250 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> When you were a child did you work hard, save your money so you could get something you really wanted? <BR> <BR> <BR> Yes I did - I saved to help with food so that I could have a horse Fri, 10 Jun 2016 10:54:44 EST Thursday June 9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64525070 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Name one country you would like to visit <BR> <BR> <BR> I would love to visit Italy to see where my fathers side of the family originated Thu, 9 Jun 2016 23:04:09 EST Wednesday June 8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64514655 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> when was the last time you had an eye exam? <BR> <BR> <BR> I need to get one annually as I am diabetic - so one year ago Wed, 8 Jun 2016 11:34:50 EST Monday June 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64500583 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> For the ladies - do you polish your nails - and for the men - does your significant other polish their nails <BR> <BR> <BR> I used to but not much anymore Mon, 6 Jun 2016 11:48:57 EST Sunday June 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64493874 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Do you use coupons? <BR> <BR> <BR> I only use the ones that are loaded on my air miles card Sun, 5 Jun 2016 13:28:40 EST Friday June 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64479848 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Have you ever been to the Grand Canyon? <BR> <BR> <BR> No I have not but it is someplace I would love to visit Fri, 3 Jun 2016 10:58:33 EST Thursday June 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64472516 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> What are your goals for June? <BR> <BR> Mine are:get back on track, plan better, document and log everything and lose weight Thu, 2 Jun 2016 10:59:24 EST Wednesday June 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64464550 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Have you ever cried yourself to sleep? <BR> <BR> <BR> I have on a number of times but not recently Wed, 1 Jun 2016 10:57:18 EST Tuesday May 31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64457524 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Have you upgrade to Windows 10? <BR> <BR> <BR> FOR ME...Yes I have - about 3 months ago Tue, 31 May 2016 13:12:26 EST Monday May 30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64449621 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Have you ever driven over 100mph? <BR> <BR> Once when my father rented a Ferrari for my sister and I to drive. Mon, 30 May 2016 11:08:15 EST Sunday May 29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64447123 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Would you fly in a helicopter? <BR> <BR> <BR> FOR ME...Probably not Mon, 30 May 2016 00:40:49 EST Friday May 27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64431338 <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> What are your plans for the holiday weekend? (this is for our American friends) <BR> <BR> As this is not a long weekend here - just the usual stuff Fri, 27 May 2016 11:04:24 EST Wednesday May 25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64418693 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Do you exercise at home/gym? <BR> <BR> <BR> I exercise at home Wed, 25 May 2016 13:56:24 EST Sunday May 22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64399530 What is your favorite workout or activity? <BR> <BR> I like to walk, but I all so like to work in the yard. I did both today. Sun, 22 May 2016 20:20:20 EST Saturday May 21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64392926 Do you have a favorite day of the week? <BR> <BR> Yes....mine would be Saturday. It is really the only day that I can sleep in late, if I wish to do so. Sat, 21 May 2016 20:30:42 EST Friday, May 20th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64383712 What makes you smile? <BR> <BR> A sunset on the beach. <BR> <BR> "One of the easiest and cheapest ways to boost your heath, your mood, your longevity, and even your success is to smile." Fri, 20 May 2016 11:22:23 EST Wed. May 18th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64368744 Who is your favorite comedian? <BR> ************* <BR> Mine used to be Red Skelton but later on it became Bill Cosby. Wed, 18 May 2016 09:00:57 EST Tuesday, May 17th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64362118 Do you ever play the lottery? <BR> *********** <BR> <BR> Not in the last 20 years. Last time I played, I won $100.00 with 3 correct numbers. Tue, 17 May 2016 09:58:44 EST Monday, May 16th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64354009 Do you belong to a gym? <BR> ************** <BR> We did about 18 months ago but we weren't going often enough to make it worthwhile the expense. Mon, 16 May 2016 08:42:37 EST Sunday, May 15th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64347228 Do you consider yourself a morning person? <BR> ******************* <BR> I am IF I wake up before Bob. It's my time to have the first cup of coffee and write a letter or two. <BR> But if Bob wakes up first, then the day usually starts out wrong for me and I never seem to get my "peace" back. Sun, 15 May 2016 09:16:24 EST Sat., May 14th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64340160 What is your #1 goal for yourself? <BR> ******************** <BR> Mine is to stop obsessing about my weight and just do my best daily. Sat, 14 May 2016 08:49:20 EST Friday the 13th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64334211 What is the healthiest meal you can think of? <BR> *********** <BR> For me it'd be baked cod, with a baked sweet potato and green salad <BR> Fri, 13 May 2016 10:17:28 EST Thurs., May 12th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64328236 What do you consider more important, a smaller size or healthier body over all? <BR> *************************** <BR> Healthier body Thu, 12 May 2016 12:52:45 EST Wed. May 11th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64315533 Tomorrow starts early for me so am posting the qotd for tomorrow tonight. <BR> ****************************************<BR>**************************************<BR>**** <BR> <BR> When you were growing up, what was your favorite night time fairy tale? <BR> **************************************** <BR> Mine was Rapunzel with her long golden hair. Tue, 10 May 2016 17:13:01 EST Tuesday, May 10th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64313152 What's for dinner tonight? <BR> ***************** <BR> <BR> We're having chili dogs for supper (tomorrow is shopping day). Tue, 10 May 2016 09:40:08 EST Monday, May 9th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64305342 What are your Monday plans? Do you have a "to do" list? <BR> ****************************** <BR> Since Wednesday will be our mid month shopping day I'll do very little today and tomorrow other than regular household chores. If I don't take it fairly easy, the shopping day tends o be harder on me. I'll get in a huge amount of walking then, along with carrying groceries and putting everything away. All total it'll be about 5 hours of added movement that I don't get the rest of the month. The fi... Mon, 9 May 2016 09:12:27 EST Mother's Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64299253 What's the last snack you ate? <BR> ***************** <BR> I had a handful of mini pretzels around 8pm last night. Sun, 8 May 2016 10:14:20 EST Sat., May 7th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64292699 What are your Mother's Day plans? <BR> **************************** <BR> I'm going to fix beans and ground beef in the crock pot for supper and Bob says he's going to make me brunch ( we'll see how that works out). My son will call sometime during the day and we'll talk for awhile before he heads to work. I'm just going to make tomorrow a easy, peasy day. Sat, 7 May 2016 09:21:34 EST Friday, May 6th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64285763 What food plan are you using to lose weight? <BR> ****************************** <BR> As of today, I'm back doing a very strict low carb plan. Fri, 6 May 2016 09:35:58 EST Thursday, May 5th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64278426 With Mother's Day coming up on Sunday, is your Mother still living? <BR> ******************** <BR> My birth mother died when I was 5 and my step mom died 9 years ago. Thu, 5 May 2016 09:22:10 EST Wed., May 4th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64270467 Do you track every bite you eat? <BR> *********************** <BR> I do as much as I can. Sometimes if I'm tracking a meal out I may have to estimate. Wed, 4 May 2016 08:47:57 EST Tuesday, May 3rd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64263516 Do you try to get the recommended amounts of fiber in your daily meals? <BR> *************** <BR> I try but rarely manage it. Tue, 3 May 2016 09:49:16 EST Monday, May 2nd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64254985 If you could afford it, would you have a house keeper? <BR> ********************************** <BR> <BR> I would in a minute. Some days it's hard for me to do even the daily basics and weekly chores sometimes don't get done weekly. So a house keeper would be a huge blessing to me. Mon, 2 May 2016 08:37:18 EST SUNDAY, MAY 1st http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64246970 What are your May goals? <BR> ********************* <BR> My ultimate goal is to stay off the scale now for the rest of the month and to trust myself to eat as I should so I'll see a decent loss June 1st. <BR> My second goal is absolutely no snacking after 7pm. <BR> My third goal is to remember to use lotion after every bath. I have extremely dry skin and need to lotion daily but lots of times I just don't do it. Sun, 1 May 2016 09:45:30 EST Sat., April 30th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64239727 What's your favorite protein? <BR> ***************** <BR> <BR> Mine is canned tuna. I use it in many, many dishes. Sat, 30 Apr 2016 08:47:20 EST Friday, April 29th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64233121 Do you own or lease your car? <BR> **************** <BR> We (&amp; the bank) own our car. We're going in this morning to see about trading up to a 2016 model. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 08:48:55 EST Thursday, April 28th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64226585 Are there any TV shows you get upset over if you miss an episode? <BR> ************************* <BR> <BR> I have several: NCIS, NCIS-LA, NCIS-NEW ORLEANS, HAWAII 5-0, BLUE BLOODS, &amp; BONES. Also seasonal ones like Major Crimes &amp; Royal Pains. The only reason I ever miss them is if Bob has another show on at the same time. At least my shows I can see later on Demand. Some of Bob's aren't on Demand. Thu, 28 Apr 2016 09:41:33 EST Wed., April 27th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64219420 Do you use a night light at night? <BR> ******************* <BR> Bob can't stand any light at night. Says he can't sleep. So I have to walk in the dark to get to the bathroom. Ran into the hall wall last night and almost knocked myself out. Still have a headache this morning from it. From now on I'll carry a pocket flashlight. Wed, 27 Apr 2016 09:45:52 EST Tuesday, April 26th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64212212 Do you remember your first kiss? <BR> ****************** <BR> I do. I was 8 and the neighborhood boy kissed me. He was 11. Tue, 26 Apr 2016 09:44:17 EST Monday, April 25th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64204803 What's your favorite outdoor activity? <BR> ************** <BR> Mine used to be biking. I don't have one now. Mon, 25 Apr 2016 09:18:06 EST Sunday, April 24th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64197922 Do you like to cook outside or grill? <BR> ************************ <BR> I used to but not so much anymore as it makes it hard on Bob and gives me twice the work. Sun, 24 Apr 2016 10:00:16 EST Sat., April 23rd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64191503 What's the last book you read? <BR> ********************************* <BR> Mine is "BULLETPROOF BADGE", by Angi Morgan (Harlequin Intrigue). I'm actually still reading it. Have about 4 chapters left to read. Sat, 23 Apr 2016 09:41:49 EST Friday, April 22nd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64184204 Do you have a daily morning routine you do without fail? <BR> ************************ <BR> I do. I usually get up about a hour before Bob does so I'll get a cup of coffee, then I'll answer any pen pal letters I have or just write to someone. Once Bob is up, while he's in the bathroom and getting dressed, I'll straighten out his chair covers ( he has sheets on his chair so he doesn't feel the leather), open the drapes and unlock the front door. Then I cut on the TV so he can watch the morning... Fri, 22 Apr 2016 09:34:12 EST Thursday, April 21st http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64177741 What do you consider the worse chore in the house that has to be done? <BR> *************************** <BR> <BR> For me, it's cleaning the bathroom, bar none. Thu, 21 Apr 2016 10:37:27 EST Wed., April 20th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64169920 What specific short term goal do you have for yourself for the next 4 months? <BR> *************************** <BR> My birthday is 4 months from today and I'm going to push myself just as hard as I can to drop 40 lbs. by then. That's only 10 lbs. a month and I really feel if I'm super careful with my eating I can do it. Going to give it my best shot. Wed, 20 Apr 2016 09:33:17 EST Tuesday, April 19th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64162121 Do you eat your meals at the kitchen table or do you eat in front of the TV? <BR> ********************************** <BR> We don't have a regular kitchen table so we eat on TV stands while watching TV. Tue, 19 Apr 2016 09:49:00 EST Monday, April 18th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64154187 Have you ever made your own bread (oven or bread machine) ? <BR> **************************************** <BR> *************** <BR> Bob is using our bread machine and making a loaf now. <BR> <BR> Mon, 18 Apr 2016 09:52:40 EST Sunday, April 17th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64146359 What's your favorite weekend activity? <BR> ************************* <BR> Mine would be either relaxing on the beach or curled up in my recliner with a good book. Sun, 17 Apr 2016 09:22:09 EST Sat., April 16th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64139022 Have you ever had a snake get into your house? <BR> *************************** <BR> We have. I found a dead one in my towel closet this morning. The spray I put down to kill ants and roaches killed it too. I HATEEEEEEEEEEE snakes But thankfully I didn't see it while it was still alive. Sat, 16 Apr 2016 09:23:36 EST Friday, April 15th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64132704 Through out history, who is your favorite President up to now? <BR> ************************* <BR> Mine would have to be Lincoln. He was the most honest and wanted equality for all, regardless of race. Fri, 15 Apr 2016 10:18:05 EST Thursday, April 14th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64125488 Who is your favorite Disney character? <BR> ****************** <BR> Mine is Mickey Mouse Thu, 14 Apr 2016 10:30:55 EST Wed., April 13th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64112273 Doing tomorrow's early as I'll be gone a good portion of the day tomorrow. <BR> *************************************** <BR> Have you ever done anything you immediately wished you hadn't done? <BR> ******************* <BR> <BR> MANY, MANY TIMES !! Tue, 12 Apr 2016 15:22:00 EST Tuesday, April 12th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64109274 Do you do your own taxes or do you have someone do them for you? <BR> ****************************** <BR> We used to go to H&amp;R Block but found out now that Bob is over 70 we don't need to file unless we just want to due to our yearly income. If we filed we'd get most of what we paid out in taxes back, but we set it up so we just get a little more each month from his pension. Tue, 12 Apr 2016 08:22:30 EST Monday, April 11th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64101897 Do you think about food all the time? <BR> *********************** <BR> It's hard for me not to, what with trying to lose weight. And we'll be in the middle of supper and Bob will ask what we're having the next night for supper. He can't even enjoy the current meal without worrying about the next days meal. Mon, 11 Apr 2016 09:13:25 EST Sunday, April 10th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64094482 What are your goals for this week? <BR> ************* <BR> My goals are to keep my calories right at 1200 per day. I've been allowing myself larger portions than I need and it's showing on the scale. I'll be getting in a good bit of extra walking this week also since Wednesday is our big shopping day and we're heading back to BJ's for stocking up on some items. Sun, 10 Apr 2016 09:50:39 EST Sat., April 9th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64087085 Any weekend plans? <BR> ************** <BR> None here. Next week will be busy for us plus celebrating out anniversary (20 years) on Thursday, so we won't do anything special over the weekend, if we can help it. Sat, 9 Apr 2016 09:42:41 EST Friday, April 8th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64081102 Sorry I'm late with the QOTD. Bob had lab work done this morning and we just got back. <BR> ********************* <BR> <BR> How often do you cook? <BR> ************* <BR> I cook pretty much every night unless it's a night we go out to dinner ( 1-2 times a month). Fri, 8 Apr 2016 11:11:34 EST Thursday, April 7th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64073754 Here's a Christmas question: <BR> What's your favorite part of the Christmas season? <BR> ******************* <BR> If we were closer to family, it'd be seeing all of them, but since we never see them, my favorite part is seeing all the outdoor decorations people put up. Thu, 7 Apr 2016 11:01:32 EST Wed., April 6th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64065035 What makes you happy? <BR> **************** <BR> A lot of things make me happy but what makes me happiest is when Bob is having a good day and I'm not having a lot of back pain. Days are just a whole lot easier then. Wed, 6 Apr 2016 09:51:45 EST Tuesday, April 5th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64056570 Do you like to feed the birds or squirrels in your yard? <BR> **************************** <BR> We have 3 feeders in our yard and although birds visit them, it's mainly for the squirrels. We have one squirrel that will come up on our front porch rail and look in the window and fuss at us if the feeders are empty. Bob loves to sit in his chair and watch them. Tue, 5 Apr 2016 09:06:37 EST Monday, April 4th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64048718 What's your favorite musical instrument? <BR> **************************** <BR> <BR> I love the guitar. Mon, 4 Apr 2016 09:46:18 EST Sunday, April 3rd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64041057 Did you have a special actor you were crazy about when you were a teenager? <BR> ************************************* <BR> I was crazy about Bobby Sherman. Sun, 3 Apr 2016 10:46:38 EST Sat., April 2nd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64032858 What's your favorite childhood memory? <BR> *********************************** <BR> <BR> Mine is Saturday mornings with Daddy, watching Sky King, and My Friend Flicka, and Daddy fixing us saltine crackers with Vienna sausages for lunch. Right after lunch the dry cleaner guy would come to the house to pick up clothes to be dry cleaned and deliver ones already done, and he always had a pack of chicklets gum for me in his pocket. I was 3-4 years old. Sat, 2 Apr 2016 09:36:23 EST What is your main health issue? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15267x42046x64026724 I have several issues, but the one that is prominent in my life right now is Acid Re-flux. I have been having to make some lifestyle changes to help the situation. If you have any suggestions please share. <BR> <BR> If you have an health issue you would like to share, maybe someone could give you some helpful suggestions. <BR> <BR> John Fri, 1 Apr 2016 14:15:29 EST Fri., April 1st http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64023955 Do you like opera? <BR> ***************** <BR> <BR> No, I have no use for it. <BR> Fri, 1 Apr 2016 08:44:22 EST Thursday, March 31st http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64016347 Do you have a "date night" with your spouse or someone special? <BR> ****************************************<BR>*********** <BR> <BR> We don't really have a date night per se. We go out to dinner on our big shopping day mid month, so I don't have to cook that day. In April it'll be the day before our 20th wedding anniversary, so that'll be our celebration as well. Thu, 31 Mar 2016 09:36:29 EST Wed., March 30th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64008780 What' s your all time favorite snack ( diet or non diet) ? <BR> ********************************* <BR> Mine's cheesy doritos with bean dip Wed, 30 Mar 2016 09:21:11 EST Tuesday, March 29th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x64000531 What's your favorite quote or saying? <BR> ********************* <BR> <BR> Mine is: When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on ! (Teddy Roosevelt) Tue, 29 Mar 2016 09:06:33 EST Monday, March 28th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x63993100 How often do you visit your doctor? <BR> *********************** <BR> I don't go but once a year if I can help it. Mon, 28 Mar 2016 09:51:53 EST Easter Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x63986249 How old were you when you learned to ride a bicycle? <BR> ******************************* <BR> <BR> I was 7. My stepmom didn't know how to ride one either so she told me if I'd learn how, so would she. I learned but she went back into the trailer we were living in at the time. She was too chicken to try. But biking has always been my favorite form of exercise. Sun, 27 Mar 2016 10:21:20 EST Sat., March 26th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x63978627 Are there any books (besides Spark People's) that have helped you in your weight loss journey, and if there are, name them. <BR> **************************************** <BR> I think Dr. Phil's Ultimate Weight Solution book has helped me more than any other book. Sat, 26 Mar 2016 09:17:41 EST Good Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x63972143 Did you buy yourself a new Easter outfit? <BR> ********************************* <BR> I haven't done that in over 30 years. Fri, 25 Mar 2016 10:10:10 EST Thursday, March 24th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x63964475 Will you make up an Easter basket? <BR> ******************* <BR> I stopped making them when my son moved out on his own. Thu, 24 Mar 2016 09:49:56 EST Wednesday, March 23rd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x63956694 How do you de-stress at the end of the day? <BR> ************************************ <BR> <BR> I used to take bubble baths but I can no longer get down into the tub ( have to use a tub chair), so I get lost in a good book. Wed, 23 Mar 2016 09:47:18 EST Tuesday, March 22nd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x63949174 Do you have a family member that supports your weight loss efforts? <BR> ************************************** <BR> Bob supports me in his own way, but not in a way that really helps. He tries but he doesn't grasp the idea I can't eat anything I want and still lose weight. Tue, 22 Mar 2016 09:45:26 EST Monday, March 21st http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x63942123 What's your favorite season? <BR> ************************ <BR> <BR> Mine has to be Autumn. I love seeing the leaves change color and it starts cooling down some from the Hot Florida Summers. Mon, 21 Mar 2016 11:40:11 EST Sunday, March 20th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x63933370 What progress do you feel you've made over the last 3 months when it comes to your weight loss and getting healthier? <BR> ****************************************<BR>****** <BR> <BR> It's been a hit and miss for me. I really haven't made much progress, but I feel I'm on the right track now and my future is going to be much healthier. Sun, 20 Mar 2016 08:54:11 EST Sat., March 19th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x63927579 Do you have a regular dress code you go by regularly? <BR> ************************************ <BR> Living in Florida I normally wear capri's &amp; tee's 98% of the time. Sat, 19 Mar 2016 11:05:18 EST Friday, March 18th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x63920549 What's the most weight you've ever lost in one month's time? <BR> ******************************* <BR> Back in the 80's when I first started dieting, I lost 32 lbs. the first month. It slowed down after that. Fri, 18 Mar 2016 10:05:27 EST ST. PADDY'S DAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x63913342 Did you remember to wear green today? <BR> ***************************** <BR> I did but it's more of a teal green. Thu, 17 Mar 2016 09:50:01 EST Wed., March 16th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x63906282 This is a 2 parter. <BR> Do you rent or own your home, and if you rent, do you live in a house or an apartment? <BR> ****************************************<BR>***** <BR> We rent but we have a house. Wed, 16 Mar 2016 10:37:59 EST Tuesday, March 15th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x63898111 What health issues do you have? <BR> ********************************* <BR> I have mildly high blood pressure, anemia, slipped disc in my lower back, sciatica, and RA of the spine. Tue, 15 Mar 2016 09:13:51 EST Monday, March 14th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x63891373 Sorry I'm a little late this morning. I slept in this am. <BR> <BR> How will you celebrate Easter this year? <BR> ************************************ <BR> We don't do anything special for Easter. I used to go to Sunrise Services but haven't gone in years. Mon, 14 Mar 2016 10:31:33 EST Sunday, March 13th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x63883562 Do you like doing crossword puzzles? <BR> **************************** <BR> <BR> I prefer the find the word puzzles better. Sun, 13 Mar 2016 10:47:56 EST Sat., March 12th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x63877338 Have you ever made any clothes for yourself or others? <BR> ************************ <BR> I've made a number of outfits for myself as well as for others. Bob got me a sewing machine our first Christmas together and it's been a good one. Sat, 12 Mar 2016 10:15:35 EST Friday, March 11th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x63869889 If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be and why? <BR> ****************************************<BR>******** <BR> I would have never allowed myself to regain all the weight I'd worked so hard to lose and keep off for so many years, because back then I had plenty of energy and these days that's in short supply and I need it more now than I ever did back then. Fri, 11 Mar 2016 09:14:33 EST Thurs., March 10th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x63864517 How many children do you have? <BR> ************************ <BR> <BR> I have one son and 4 step children ( 3 boys, 1 girl- never met any of them) Thu, 10 Mar 2016 13:41:41 EST Wed, March 9th (early) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x63850894 20 years ago, did you see yourself as having the weight issues you have now? <BR> ********************************* <BR> I sure didn't. Twenty years ago I was 117 lbs. and in the best shape of my life. I would never have believed <BR> I'd let myself regain all the weight I had fought for years to keep off, plus add on another 50 lbs. to it. Tue, 8 Mar 2016 19:38:10 EST Tuesday, March 8th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x63847250 How often do you grocery shop? <BR> ******************************** <BR> We do 2 big shopping trips a month plus usually need to make a run to the store for things we've run out of at least twice a month. Tue, 8 Mar 2016 09:38:31 EST Monday, March 7th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x63839056 What's your favorite exercise? <BR> ********************** <BR> Before I hurt my back, it was bike riding (outdoor). Now I don't have a favorite. Mon, 7 Mar 2016 09:22:33 EST A-Z Low solium foods... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15267x42046x63834041 Many of us who have to watch our sodium, could use some help in this area. So let's have some fun doing it. <BR> <BR> John Sun, 6 Mar 2016 16:51:21 EST Sunday, March 6th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x63831641 Do you watch the political debates? <BR> *************************** <BR> I don't, as they lie so much what's the point? Sun, 6 Mar 2016 10:14:09 EST Sat., March 5th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x63824135 What's your earliest childhood memory? <BR> **************************************** <BR> Mine is watching Sky King and My Friend Flicka on Saturday mornings when I was about 3 years old and the dry cleaning would be delivered and the delivery man always gave me a pack of chicklets gum. Then daddy would fix our lunch of Vienna sausages and saltine crackers ( mother would be at the beauty shop getting her hair done). Sat, 5 Mar 2016 09:29:17 EST Fri., March 4th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x63817127 Do you believe in Murphy's Law? <BR> *************************** <BR> <BR> I do. It's shown me time and time again it's real. <BR> <BR> Fri, 4 Mar 2016 09:51:39 EST Thursday, March 3rd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x63812284 Do you have a favorite actor/actress? <BR> ************************************ <BR> <BR> I really like Mark Harman ( NCIS) and I like Lindsay Wagner ( played Bionic Woman &amp; Jessie). Not so much the younger shows they were in but as they've matured they've gotten better. <BR> <BR> Thu, 3 Mar 2016 17:00:48 EST Wednesday, March 2nd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x63804759 Will you wear green on St. Paddy's Day" <BR> ************************************ <BR> I do since I'm half Irish. Wed, 2 Mar 2016 17:47:05 EST Tuesday, March 1st http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x63796118 What will your day be like tomorrow? <BR> ********************************** <BR> <BR> We have a couple places we have to go to first thing in the morning, but the rest of the day will be a rest day since today was our shopping day and so much walking was done. I put in over 3 hours walking today ( Bob used electric scooters) and my ankles want to disown me). Tue, 1 Mar 2016 17:31:50 EST Monday, Feb. 29th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x63784686 What are you going to do this week to help you reach your goals? <BR> ****************************************<BR>************************* <BR> For me, I'll be changing my eating pretty drastically but I think it's necessary. Mon, 29 Feb 2016 10:22:48 EST Sunday, Feb. 28th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x63779084 Do you exercise morning or evening? <BR> ********************** <BR> <BR> I prefer mornings myself. Sun, 28 Feb 2016 16:30:37 EST Sat., Feb. 27th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x63771328 What are your March goals? <BR> ************************ <BR> I've posted todays blog, telling about my goals. Sat, 27 Feb 2016 15:05:38 EST Friday, Feb. 26th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x63764019 If you could never lose another pound, could you be satisfied at your current size? <BR> *********************************** <BR> My weight doesn't bother me as much as my inches do, so I'd want to continue working to bring my over all inches down, especially in the waist. Fri, 26 Feb 2016 14:09:38 EST Thursday, Feb. 25th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x63756943 What's your favorite time of day? <BR> ********************************* <BR> I usually wake up around 7:15 and Bob doesn't usually wake up til around 9:00, so the time in between is "ME" time for writing letters and having a cup or two of coffee before he wakes up and quiet time is gone. Thu, 25 Feb 2016 16:57:07 EST Wed., Feb. 24th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x63748431 Have you ever gone bowling and do you like to bowl ? <BR> ****************************************<BR>********* <BR> <BR> It's been about 18 years since I bowled, but I used to love it. Wed, 24 Feb 2016 14:24:51 EST Tuesday, Feb. 23rd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x63738696 How many times a day do you visit spark people? <BR> *************************************** <BR> I get on the computer 3 times a day so I check spark people 3 times a day. Tue, 23 Feb 2016 10:05:30 EST Monday, Feb. 22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x63732702 Do you blog? <BR> ********** <BR> I do because it's easier for me to write things out and see it written down than to just think it in my head. Mon, 22 Feb 2016 15:04:46 EST Sun., Feb. 21st http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x63723384 Will you be watching the Daytona 500 race today? <BR> ******************************** <BR> Bob will flip channels off and on to see how it's going, but he won't just sit and watch the whole race. Sun, 21 Feb 2016 10:22:31 EST Sat., Feb. 20th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x63718591 What is your favorite Summer pastime? <BR> ******************************* <BR> I love going to yard sales and flea markets. Sat, 20 Feb 2016 16:53:17 EST Fri., Feb. 19th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x63712196 Do you like to visit art galleries? <BR> ************************** <BR> I do but haven't been to one in years. Fri, 19 Feb 2016 18:26:03 EST Thursday, Feb. 18th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x63704746 How old were you when you purposely went on your first diet? <BR> ****************************************<BR>* <BR> I was 23 and weighed 249.5 pounds. I lost 105 lbs. in 13 months, and kept it off for quite a few years. Thu, 18 Feb 2016 17:42:43 EST Wed., Feb. 17th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x63697148 Do you have someone you can go to when everything is going wrong for you? <BR> ************************************* <BR> In most ways, I have Bob I can go to or call my son, Chris. But when it comes to the struggles with weight loss and motivation, I depend on spark people to keep me moving in the right direction. Wed, 17 Feb 2016 17:26:21 EST Tuesday, Feb. 16th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x63688446 What's your biggest fears when it comes to losing a bunch of weight? <BR> ****************************************<BR>************ <BR> I think for me, it's 2 things: the fear of not being able to keep it off plus I don't like the thought of having a lot of loose skin hanging. <BR> Tue, 16 Feb 2016 14:46:22 EST Monday, Feb. 15th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x63679114 How long have you been on your journey to better health? <BR> ****************************************<BR>***** <BR> I have been a work in progress this time around since Aug. 2014, but I've been weight conscious since the 80's when I lost 105 lbs. in 13 months. It's been a real struggle for me though since 2005. Mon, 15 Feb 2016 11:21:08 EST Valentine's Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x63674184 What will you do this week to help you move forward to reach your healthier goals? <BR> **************************************** <BR> <BR> I am back to eating a small breakfast every day. Sun, 14 Feb 2016 18:37:13 EST Sat., Feb. 13th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x63666887 What are you giving your special someone for Valentine's Day? <BR> ****************************************<BR>************ <BR> <BR> I got Bob 2 pair of jogging pants. He got me a slew of writing pads w/envelopes for my pen palling, plus we went out to dinner Thursday evening as an early celebration. Sat, 13 Feb 2016 17:20:16 EST Emotional Freedom Technique http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42046x63659804 I found that EFT (or tapping) is a great way to uncover and correct negative thoughts or emotions that are holding you back. A recent video <link>www.thetappingsolution.com/2016Video<BR>Series/nick-ortner-explains-tapping-post/ </link> discloses just how EFT does that. Fri, 12 Feb 2016 17:31:34 EST Friday, Feb. 12th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x63659792 If you could afford to have a nutritionist cook for you full time, would you? <BR> ****************************************<BR>******* <BR> In a heart beat !! Fri, 12 Feb 2016 17:29:08 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42046x63653560 Hi, my name is Tennille and I'm a 40-year-old female living in northern Michigan. I was obese from the age of 6 until 2014 when I finally cracked down on myself. I lost 150 lbs., with 50 left to go (yes, I was 200 lbs. overweight!), but then gained back 44. Now I've lost 17 of that and I'm back on track again. I need to get down to 135 lbs., or as close to it as I can. I feel a lot better mentally and physically and my life has changed 150%. I went from having no self-esteem and being c... Thu, 11 Feb 2016 20:50:23 EST Thursday, Feb. 11th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x63652505 What would be your favorite Valentine gift? <BR> ************************************* <BR> <BR> Bob most always gets me yellow roses ( my favorite). Thu, 11 Feb 2016 17:28:30 EST Wed., Feb. 10th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x63643654 What's your favorite TV show? <BR> ************************* <BR> Mine would have to be NCIS, although I like all the shows like that Wed, 10 Feb 2016 13:53:07 EST Tuesday, Feb. 9th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x63637263 How often do you shop for groceries? <BR> ********************************** <BR> We do two big shopping trips a month but I usually end up having to run to the store at least a couple times more per month for things we run out of. Tue, 9 Feb 2016 17:58:16 EST Monday, Feb. 8th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x63629372 Did you watch the super bowl game? <BR> ************************* <BR> We didn't as we're not big on football. Mon, 8 Feb 2016 17:17:34 EST Sunday, Feb. 7th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x63621220 What would be your dream vacation? <BR> ********************************** <BR> I'd love to be able to go on a luxury cruise and just relax for a week; eat great food, see exotic places, and have no worries for a solid week. Sun, 7 Feb 2016 17:03:09 EST Sat., Feb. 6th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x63613794 Do you live in a town or city? <BR> ********************** <BR> We live in a mid size town. Sat, 6 Feb 2016 17:35:48 EST Fri., Feb. 5th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x63606109 What's your favorite way to have chicken? <BR> ************************ <BR> <BR> I love to make my mother's homemade chicken and dumplings. Fri, 5 Feb 2016 16:55:11 EST Thursday, Feb. 4th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x63598587 Do you have a family member you're closer to than others? <BR> **************************************** <BR> For me, it's my son. For the most part I raised him alone <BR> so we are extremely close. Thu, 4 Feb 2016 17:03:03 EST Wednesday, Feb. 3rd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x63590058 Do you carry a lot of change in your pocket or purse? <BR> ****************************************<BR>***** <BR> I usually carry a couple dollars worth of change except for pennies. Those go into a jar. Wed, 3 Feb 2016 16:50:33 EST Tuesday, Feb. 2nd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x63580324 Do you eat bread? <BR> ****************** <BR> We do but we try to eat a healthy type than white. Usually Italian, rye, or 7 grain. Tue, 2 Feb 2016 13:44:19 EST Mon., Feb. 1st http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x63572915 Do you have health insurance? <BR> **************************** <BR> We do thru where Bob used to work plus he has his medicare. Mon, 1 Feb 2016 17:04:49 EST Sunday, Jan. 31st http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x63562724 What do you see when you look in the mirror? <BR> *************************************** <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1629d243-4813-4e22-98f8-be4dadf26327.jpg"> I see a woman that is trying hard to get healthier but that is extremely over weight right now. Sun, 31 Jan 2016 14:10:36 EST Sat., Jan. 30th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x63554985 If you were given $1,000,000.00, tax free, what's the first thing you'd do with it? <BR> ****************************************<BR>*************** <BR> I would pay off everything we owe that we make monthly payments on. Sat, 30 Jan 2016 13:42:29 EST Friday, Jan. 29th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x63554972 Who is your favorite singer? <BR> *********************** <BR> Mine is Kenny Rogers Sat, 30 Jan 2016 13:40:16 EST Thursday, Jan. 28th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x63538309 Is there one family member that has passed that you wish you could talk to one more time? <BR> *********************************** <BR> In actual family members, it'd have to be my mother. She died when I was 5. <BR> In family member by choice, it'd be my best friend Virginia, that died 8 years ago. She was my biggest cheering squad and was ALWAYS there for me, no matter if I was right or wrong, she always had my back. I miss her terribly at times. Thu, 28 Jan 2016 11:06:39 EST Wed. Jan. 27th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x63532695 What is the one thing ( not person, body part, or food) you couldn't do without? <BR> ************************* <BR> For me it'd be my books. I'm a huge reader and to not be able to read would be like a living hell for me here on earth. Wed, 27 Jan 2016 16:50:33 EST Tuesday, Jan. 26th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x63524470 Do you think it's more important to eat 3 meals &amp; 2 snacks a day as most diet books tell you to do, or do you think it's better to only eat when you're hungry? <BR> *********************************** <BR> Being married, we tend to eat at set times for the basic meals but there are lots of times I'm not actually hungry at meal times, and it causes a few arguments if I won't eat ( Bob gets ticked off). But I think the worse thing I can do is force myself to eat if I'm not hungry. What are ... Tue, 26 Jan 2016 17:11:51 EST Monday, Jan. 25th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x63514661 Which do you think is more important; low calorie or low fat? What about low carb? <BR> ****************************************<BR>******************************* <BR> I think it has to be a balancing act between all 3, but I tend to try to stay low calorie more than the rest. Mon, 25 Jan 2016 13:09:25 EST Sunday, Jan. 24th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x63506029 Do you follow the nutritional guidelines spark people gives you to lose 1-2 pounds a week? <BR> ****************************************<BR>****************************** <BR> <BR> I don't follow what they listed for me. I had to adjust it as they had me listed for a high carb program and if I follow it, I'll just gain more and more weight. I try to keep my nutrients down to: <BR> Calories: 1000-1500 <BR> Fat: 25-90 <BR> Carbs: 60-150 <BR> Protein: 40-125 <BR> Sodium: 500-2000 Sun, 24 Jan 2016 13:19:02 EST Saturday Jan 23rd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x63499663 <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> What is your favourite TV shows,Theatre Productions or Movies of all time? <BR> <BR> <BR> FOR ME...I chose another tough one. I love the mysteries on TV and things like NCIS, however I also like the Big Bang Theory. Theatre had to be Pirates of Penzance, and movies I do not have a favourite Sat, 23 Jan 2016 15:44:04 EST riday Jan 22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x63490524 <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> What is your favorite color? <BR> <BR> FOR ME...Red - but I also like pink and purple Fri, 22 Jan 2016 12:06:36 EST Thursday Jan 21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x63482152 <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> What is your favorite Meat or Vegetable, and how do you cook it? <BR> <BR> FOR ME....This is very hard as I love meat. I guess if pushed I would say beef and in just about any manner - steaks, ground into chilis or shepherds pie. etc Thu, 21 Jan 2016 10:42:22 EST Wednesday Jan 20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x63473899 <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Would you rather spend an evening at a theater or at a club? <BR> <BR> <BR> FOR ME...I would rather go to a theatre Wed, 20 Jan 2016 10:49:25 EST Tueday Jan 19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x63465899 <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Which alternative health treatment would you most like to try? <BR> <BR> <BR> Accupuncture <BR> Meditation <BR> Reflexology <BR> Chiropractic <BR> Hypnosis <BR> Massage therapy <BR> Biofeedback <BR> Something else not listed here <BR> None of the above <BR> <BR> <BR> FOR ME... massage therapy Tue, 19 Jan 2016 12:16:41 EST Monday Jan 18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x63456084 <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Which of the following would you wish for? <BR> <BR> The power to stop time <BR> Winning the lottery <BR> A traffic-stopping body <BR> The ability to read minds <BR> Landing my dream job <BR> <BR> FOR ME.....it is winning the lottery <BR> Mon, 18 Jan 2016 10:50:58 EST Sunday Jan 17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x63450370 <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> When you have a craving....is it usually for something salty or something sweet???? <BR> <BR> <BR> FOR ME....it is sweets for sure Sun, 17 Jan 2016 17:08:11 EST Friday Jan 15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x63432063 <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> How often do you eat eggs? <BR> <BR> Never <BR> Rarely <BR> Once per week <BR> 2-3 times per week <BR> 4-6 times per week <BR> Every day <BR> <BR> FOR ME.....I eat them on the weekends and on the very odd occasion during the week Fri, 15 Jan 2016 11:06:09 EST Thursday Jan 14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x63424095 <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> What is your favorite mode of transportation when going on a holiday? <BR> <BR> Car <BR> Bus <BR> Plane <BR> Boat <BR> Other <BR> <BR> FOR ME....it sort of depends on where I am going. but I guess most often I drive followed closely by flying Thu, 14 Jan 2016 11:01:35 EST Wednesday Jan 13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x63415753 <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Do you tend to get sick when the weather changes? <BR> <BR> <BR> FOR ME...not normally with weather changes. I had a really bad last year though and I am hoping this year will be better Wed, 13 Jan 2016 10:41:14 EST Tuesday Jan 12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x63408119 <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> What is your favorite T.V. show or movie? <BR> <BR> <BR> FOR ME.....I watch a lot of tv and go to most movies. I am not sure I have a favourite. I usually record the tv shows and watch them on the weekends Tue, 12 Jan 2016 11:47:30 EST Monday Jan 11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x63398589 <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> What is your drink of choice first thing in the morning and during the day? <BR> <BR> FOR ME.....I start with water, have coffee when I first get to work and then water the rest of the day Mon, 11 Jan 2016 11:05:04 EST Friday Jan 8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x63373917 <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Does your workout routine change with the weather? <BR> <BR> FOR ME.....no Fri, 8 Jan 2016 11:01:23 EST Thursday Jan 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x63365161 <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> You have made plans to take a long vacation. Plane reservations made, hotel reservations made, tour trips booked; then a catastrophe happens at the place you are heading. You are told that by the time you get there everything will be fine. What do you do? Do you trust what you are being told? Do you cancel or carry on? <BR> <BR> <BR> FOR ME....I would still go. you never know there could be a lot of deals you could get Thu, 7 Jan 2016 10:51:52 EST Wednesday Jan 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x63357301 <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Do you like to exercise or is it still a chore to be accomplished? <BR> <BR> <BR> FOR ME...it is still a chore except for walking Wed, 6 Jan 2016 11:58:26 EST Tuesday Jan 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x63347190 <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Where in the world are you from??? <BR> <BR> <BR> FOR ME..... I'm from Canada, the province of British Columbia and the town of Coquitlam Tue, 5 Jan 2016 10:45:48 EST Monday Jan 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x63338157 <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> What do you do with leftover pizza? <BR> <BR> Eat it cold. <BR> Reheat it. <BR> Trash it. <BR> Give it away. <BR> What leftover pizza?! <BR> <BR> <BR> FOR ME...I do not like cold pizza so I give it to my husband. LOL Mon, 4 Jan 2016 11:46:51 EST Sunday Jan 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x63331400 <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> What Part Of Your Body Do You Work On Most.... Trouble Zones or Total Body? <BR> <BR> Trouble zones <BR> Total body <BR> A little of both <BR> Other <BR> <BR> FOR ME...I walk Sun, 3 Jan 2016 18:40:42 EST Friday Jan 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x63313361 <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> What are some goals you have set for yourself for 2016? <BR> <BR> FOR ME....Drink more water, exercise daily (even if it is a quick walk around the block on those busy days), Bewared of plate size and portion control and last but not least....be kind to myself. Fri, 1 Jan 2016 18:44:52 EST Thursday Dec 31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x63302405 <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> What are your plans for this New Years Eve??? <BR> <BR> <BR> FOR ME....I am spending a quiet evening at home with my husband. We will watch the ceremonies on tv <BR> Thu, 31 Dec 2015 10:52:46 EST Wednesday Dec 30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x63297370 <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> On a cold winter's night, what do you prefer to drink? <BR> <BR> hot tea <BR> hot coffee <BR> hot chocolate <BR> hot apple cider <BR> hot buttered rum <BR> plain hot water <BR> something else <BR> <BR> FOR ME..hot chocolate or hot tea Wed, 30 Dec 2015 17:50:36 EST Tuesday Dec 29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x63287490 <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Do you have one thing you really want to accomplish in the New Year? <BR> <BR> <BR> FOR ME.....I want to get on track and stay there and lose 30 pounds Tue, 29 Dec 2015 10:50:07 EST Monday Dec 28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x63281931 <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Do You Buy new clothes throughout your weight-loss journey? <BR> <BR> Yes <BR> No <BR> Other <BR> <BR> <BR> FOR ME....No Mon, 28 Dec 2015 16:02:05 EST Saturday Dec 26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x63269344 <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Do you keep a secret food stash at your house? <BR> <BR> <BR> FOR ME..I do have some chocolate stashed away but I rarely touch it and when I do I discover it has gone white with age..lol <BR> Sat, 26 Dec 2015 22:21:29 EST Friday Dec 25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x63262075 <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Name 3 things you can do while eating at home that you can't do in a restaurant? Let's be honest now. <BR> <BR> <BR> FOR ME....wear comfy clothes or my pyjamas, listen to music that I want to listen to, save money Fri, 25 Dec 2015 14:39:58 EST Thursday Dec 24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x63256616 <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> What are your Christmas Eve Plans? <BR> <BR> <BR> FOR ME.....my step daughter is coming over for a visit. But first I am going to pick up the turducken for dinner and then a relaxing evening with my husband <BR> Thu, 24 Dec 2015 11:59:35 EST Wed Dec 23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x63250530 <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Will you attend a Christmas party this year? <BR> <BR> Yes! I love Christmas Parties! <BR> Maybe. I was invited but haven't decided. <BR> No way. I'd rather stay home! <BR> <BR> <BR> FOR ME....I went to my office Christmas party - but it was an afternoon thing at Boston Pizza. Other than that I have not heard of any others. Wed, 23 Dec 2015 12:32:15 EST Tuesday Dec 22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x63245787 <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Have you ever driven in the snow? <BR> <BR> FOR ME.yes I was born in Edmonton AB Canada and we got lots of snow in the winter Tue, 22 Dec 2015 19:23:15 EST Saturday Dec 19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x63226208 <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Do you have any walks or activities planned for today? <BR> <BR> <BR> FOR ME....I walked the dogs and did 20 minutes of tai chi Sat, 19 Dec 2015 20:32:57 EST Friday Dec 18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x63217032 <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> What is your favorite breakfast starter? <BR> <BR> <BR> Cereal <BR> <BR> Oatmeal <BR> <BR> Other <BR> <BR> <BR> FOR ME....cereal in the summer and oatmeal in the winter Fri, 18 Dec 2015 11:05:20 EST Thursday Dec 17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x63210670 <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> What is your favorite food to eat over the holidays? <BR> <BR> <BR> FOR ME...mincemeat pies Thu, 17 Dec 2015 11:23:11 EST Wednesday, Dec 16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x63203743 <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Are you a meat lover, Vegan or Vegetarian? <BR> <BR> <BR> FOR ME.....I am a meat lover Wed, 16 Dec 2015 10:58:13 EST Tuesday Dec 15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x63196918 <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Where will you celebrate the Christmas this year? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> We are going to be at friends place in Whiterock, I will see my children and grandchildren on the 27th when I have them all over for dinner Tue, 15 Dec 2015 11:12:34 EST The Healthy Holiday Eating Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15268x42046x63194367 This is a 2 week eating challenge to help us stay motivated to continue our healthy eating habits through the Christmas Holiday. Earn points for eating and making healthy choices. First and second place get an awesome goodie! We can do it!! Add up you healthy eating points each day and keep a running total. Have fun and maintain that healthy lifestyle!! <BR> <BR> Logging all your food intake: 10 points <BR> Acheived your daily water goal- 10 points <BR> Acheived Your daily ... Tue, 15 Dec 2015 01:56:50 EST Monday Dec 14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x63189529 <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> What would you rather do...Cook A Meal or Clean Up? <BR> <BR> <BR> Cook <BR> Clean Up <BR> Other <BR> <BR> FOR ME....I would rather cook the meal. Mon, 14 Dec 2015 11:00:11 EST Sunday Dec 13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x63185623 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Are you getting into the Christmas Spirit? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> FOR ME... definitely, for quite some time now. Sun, 13 Dec 2015 21:17:17 EST Saturday, Dec 12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x63178770 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> What's your favorite food to cook on the grill? <BR> <BR> Meat <BR> Veggie burgers <BR> Vegetables <BR> Kabobs <BR> Fruit <BR> I don't like cooking on the grill <BR> Something else not listed here <BR> <BR> FOR ME....I love a tasty steak and baked potatoes cooked on the grill Sat, 12 Dec 2015 20:33:19 EST Friday, Dec. 11th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x63171895 What is your horoscope sign? <BR> *************************** <BR> I'm a Leo Fri, 11 Dec 2015 18:08:47 EST Thursday, Dec. 10th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x63164887 How often do you compare yourself to others, weight wise? <BR> ***************************** <BR> <BR> I try not to but sometimes I'll think about this or that person that has a lot of the same health issues I have and is about the same age, and I'll think why can she lose the weight when it's so hard for me? Thu, 10 Dec 2015 17:10:51 EST Wed., Dec. 9th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x63157563 Do you listen to the political debates from those running for President? <BR> ****************************************<BR>*** <BR> <BR> I have no interest at all in what they say. They lie to get votes so I don't believe a word they say. Wed, 9 Dec 2015 15:58:16 EST Tuesday, Dec. 8th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x63151018 Do you wait to the last moment to finish your Christmas shopping? <BR> **************************************** <BR> ** <BR> <BR> We will have our shopping finished tomorrow and everything is being mailed out tomorrow as well. <BR> <BR> Tue, 8 Dec 2015 17:32:04 EST Monday, Dec. 7th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x63143792 Sweet potatoes or yams? <BR> ***************** <BR> Sweet potatoes for me baked then add a little butter an brown sugar. Mon, 7 Dec 2015 17:50:28 EST Sunday, Dec. 6th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x63136398 What is the one treat you feel you have to have at Christmas? <BR> ****************************************<BR>* <BR> <BR> For me, it's fruitcake. It's the only time of the year I want it. Sun, 6 Dec 2015 17:44:49 EST Sat., Dec. 5th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x63129604 Do you prefer snailmail or e-mail ? <BR> <BR> ******************************** <BR> <BR> I prefer snailmail 9 out of 10 times. Snailmail is much more personal as far as I'm concerned. Sat, 5 Dec 2015 17:18:33 EST Sodium, Hiding in Plain Sight http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15267x42046x63122843 Sodium, Hiding in Plain Sight <BR> By Jane E. Brody <BR> <BR> <BR> Centuries ago, salt was more valuable than gold, but today the condiment has fallen out of favor. Now we know that its main component, sodium, can raise blood pressure, increasing the risk of heart disease and stroke. <BR> <BR> A new report, prepared by experts from three leading universities, projects that a small, steady reduction of sodium in the American diet could save up to half a million lives over the next decade... Fri, 4 Dec 2015 17:20:00 EST Friday, Dec. 4th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x63122688 Did you go to your high school prom? <BR> ********************************** <BR> <BR> I didn't finish high school because I had to go to work so I wasn't there for the prom. Fri, 4 Dec 2015 16:51:14 EST Thursday, Dec. 3rd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x63114521 Have you ever won money on a lottery ticket? <BR> ********************** <BR> <BR> Years ago I won $100.00 on the Michigan lottery. Thu, 3 Dec 2015 13:14:08 EST Wed., Dec. 2nd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x63108303 Do you stay up til midnight on New Year's Eve to toast in the new year? <BR> ******************************** <BR> We're usually asleep by 11pm. Wed, 2 Dec 2015 17:02:33 EST Tuesday, Dec. 1st http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x63100637 At what age do you think children should be told the truth about Santa Clause? <BR> ****************************************<BR>***************************** <BR> <BR> I think by about 9 years old, at the latest. If they start really questioning it, tell them sooner. I told my son when he was 7. Tue, 1 Dec 2015 17:30:30 EST December Game: MERRY CHRISTMAS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x63092510 How many words can you make out of the words "Merry Christmas"? One word per post. No repeats................................... <BR> .. <BR> <BR> Thanks <BR> ****************************************<BR>*** <BR> Christ Mon, 30 Nov 2015 17:22:28 EST Monday, Nov. 30th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x63092496 What is the one present you'd like to get for Christmas? <BR> **************************************** <BR> ************* <BR> <BR> For me, it'd be anything Bob ACTUALLY picked out himself. He very rarely does that. He'll ask me what I want and he'll get it for me or else hand me the money and tell me to get what I want. That takes the fun right out of it. There's NEVER any surprises. <BR> <BR> Mon, 30 Nov 2015 17:20:00 EST Sunday, Nov. 29th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x63083881 What are your goals for 2016? <BR> ***************************** <BR> Mine are: to stay off the scale except for Jan. 1st and Aug. 20th <BR> : stay within my set nutritional range <BR> : to get in what exercise I can without hurting my back more than it already is <BR> : to train myself to think more as a non-dieter would and trust myself to eat healthier and treat myself more like I would my best friend. Sun, 29 Nov 2015 13:18:58 EST Sat., Nov. 28th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x63078534 Do you think stretching before a workout is important? <BR> ****************************************<BR>** <BR> <BR> Right now stretching exercises are about all I can do. Sat, 28 Nov 2015 16:56:57 EST Friday, Nov. 27th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x63072114 Do you like watching the Christmas movies on the Hallmark channel? <BR> ****************************************<BR>*** <BR> I try to catch all the new ones as they come out. Most tend to be romantic and I'm a romantic at heart. Love them. Fri, 27 Nov 2015 17:05:35 EST Thursday, Nov. 26th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x63065658 Do you shop on Black Friday? <BR> ************************ <BR> We don't as Bob doesn't do well in big crowds. Thu, 26 Nov 2015 13:45:37 EST 10 Pound Challenge: December-June http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15268x42046x63059286 Who is up for a December to June Challenge? Let's challenge ourselves to drop 10 lbs. <BR> You weigh monthly with the final weigh in being June 1st. Just cut &amp; paste the templet below then update monthly by editing your original post. <BR> ****************************************<BR>****************** <BR> Starting Weight: <BR> December 1st: <BR> January 1st: <BR> February 1st: <BR> March 1st: <BR> April 1st: <BR> May 1st: <BR> June 1st: <BR> Ending Weight: <BR> Pounds Lost: Wed, 25 Nov 2015 14:00:31 EST Wednesday, Nov. 25th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x63059251 What's your favorite Thanksgiving or Christmas dessert? <BR> ******************* <BR> Bob loves cherry or pecan pie. I love pumpkin or mincemeat pie. Wed, 25 Nov 2015 13:52:25 EST Tuesday, Nov. 24th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x63053157 Do you have someone in your immediate circle of friends or family that don't support you in your weight loss efforts? <BR> ****************************************<BR>****************** <BR> <BR> For me, it's not so much give his opinion as much as sabotage. Bob doesn't mean to put roadblocks in my path but he wants me to eat like he does, good or bad. Tue, 24 Nov 2015 16:33:58 EST Monday, Nov. 23rd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x63044151 When was the last time you went on vacation? <BR> ************************************ <BR> <BR> It's been over 16 years for us. Mon, 23 Nov 2015 11:50:14 EST Sunday, Nov. 22nd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x63036173 What's your favorite Christmas song? <BR> ************ <BR> <BR> I have two. One is I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas. The other one is I'll Be Home For Christmas. Sun, 22 Nov 2015 11:07:54 EST Sat., Nov. 21st http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x63029033 Will you be having a big Thanksgiving meal this year? <BR> ************************************ <BR> We're keeping ours very simple this year. Just having fried chicken, dressing, cranberry sauce, rolls, and one pie (cherry). It's just going to be the two of us so no reason to make a huge meal. Sat, 21 Nov 2015 10:08:35 EST Friday, Nov. 20th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x63024542 How do you reward yourself for NSV's? <BR> ************************************* <BR> I like to buy a new book or some little thing I see that I like, like a new nail polish or maybe a new angel item for my collection. Fri, 20 Nov 2015 16:54:54 EST Thursday, Nov. 19th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x63017847 Land line or cell phone? <BR> *************** <BR> We have both but the cell phone is our emergency phone if we're out in the car somewhere. My son got it for us for Christmas 2 years ago and buys us a years worth of minutes every year so we can keep it. Thu, 19 Nov 2015 17:57:15 EST Wed. Nov. 18th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x63010427 Do you do holiday baking? <BR> ******************* <BR> <BR> I bake one pie for Thanksgiving and for Christmas I do one pie and I make NO-Bake cookies for Bob ( family tradition). Wed, 18 Nov 2015 16:52:57 EST Tuesday, Nov. 17th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x63002175 Do you plan to visit relatives over Thanksgiving or will you be staying home? <BR> ************************************* <BR> <BR> All of our family live hundreds of miles from us so it'll just be Bob &amp; me for both Thanksgiving &amp; Christmas. Tue, 17 Nov 2015 13:16:17 EST Mon Nov 16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x62993348 <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Do you like peanut butter..almond butter...any special nut butter? <BR> <BR> <BR> - I like peanut butter and have not really tried any of the others Mon, 16 Nov 2015 10:54:52 EST Saturday Nov 14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x62982084 <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> What was your favorite toy as a child? <BR> <BR> For me it was my barbie doll Sat, 14 Nov 2015 22:01:39 EST Friday Nov 13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x62971080 <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Do you think stress causes over eating? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> - I think it certainly helps. Stress can cause emotional eating. Fri, 13 Nov 2015 10:58:46 EST WED., NOV. 11TH http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x62956173 Do you have any family that is in the service or that served? <BR> ****************** <BR> Bob was in the Navy. My sister and my dad were in the Army. Wed, 11 Nov 2015 10:59:07 EST Monday, Nov. 9th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x62943839 Have you started Christmas shopping yet? <BR> **************************** <BR> <BR> I'm done except for 2 I still need to buy for family members, then I have to get something for Bob. Mon, 9 Nov 2015 18:09:46 EST Friday, Nov. 6th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x62921130 Have you started Christmas shopping yet? <BR> ************************** <BR> I have most of mine done. Only a couple more things to buy, then I have to wrap and mail them off. Fri, 6 Nov 2015 18:10:48 EST stay healthy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15267x42046x62913853 I want to at least lose 60 pounds Thu, 5 Nov 2015 19:02:59 EST Tuesday, Nov. 3rd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x62893932 How many calories to you normally try to stay under daily? <BR> ******************************** <BR> I had been working to stay between 1300-1600 but I've cut it back down to 1000-1200 per day. Tue, 3 Nov 2015 09:27:16 EST I am Thankful! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15268x42046x62891431 Let's make November a " Thankful" month Each day post something you are thankful for. Mon, 2 Nov 2015 23:20:00 EST NOVEMBER GAME: THANKSGIVING http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x62879579 How many words can you make out of the word "THANKSGIVING"? One word per post. No repeats................................... <BR> .. <BR> <BR> Thanks <BR> <BR> Sun, 1 Nov 2015 17:36:23 EST Nov. 1st, Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x62879465 Will you spend Thanksgiving at home or elsewhere? <BR> **************** <BR> <BR> We'll be staying home. Plan to keep it very simple this year. Sun, 1 Nov 2015 17:20:41 EST Sat., Oct. 31st http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x62871395 Do you decorate for the holidays? <BR> *********************** <BR> <BR> I used to but we decided not to do it this year. Sat, 31 Oct 2015 16:53:24 EST Friday, Oct. 30th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x62864987 I didn't realize I missed yesterdays QOTD. Sorry about that. <BR> Todays question: What are your November goals? <BR> *************************** <BR> I have 2 goals for November. 1) Just weigh on the 1st, then no more all month. <BR> 2) Once again cut out all sugar. I just feel better off of it. Fri, 30 Oct 2015 17:29:10 EST Wed., Oct. 28th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30312x42046x62850064 What is the worse spook/evil movie you've ever watched? <BR> *************************** <BR> For me it had to be "The Exodus". I had read the book so wanted to see the movie. I saw the last 10 minutes of it then the starting 15 minutes and that was all she wrote. Walked out shaking. Wed, 28 Oct 2015 16:54:57 EST