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Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=43215 Thank you for the get well messages! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x43215x59112417 Hi! <BR> Thank you for the get well messages. <BR> <BR> I am doing a lot better! <BR> <BR> Many years of poor eating and sleep habits and the lack of exercise have taught me how valuable my health is to me. <BR> <BR> I am still on board and slowly loosing weight and exercising. <BR> <BR> Love, <BR> Vera <BR> <em>220</em> Thu, 11 Sep 2014 11:44:27 EST Just a note of encouragement ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x43215x58722617 Love yourself and others. <BR> <BR> Love, Vera <BR> <em>220</em> Sat, 2 Aug 2014 16:51:23 EST All is well - I need to get back on track with my http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x43215x58088468 Hi everyone who knows me! I am realizing that I tae care of everyone but myself. I have only lost 4 pounds since I last weighed in. <BR> <BR> On the bright side, I did not gain any more. <BR> <BR> Praise the Lord and do good to others but take care of yourself too. <BR> <BR> Love, <BR> Vera <em>220</em> <BR> <BR> Mon, 2 Jun 2014 20:34:34 EST It has been a long time http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x43215x56926046 I am still working with the President's Health Care Plan signing folks up fpr affordable healthcare. <BR> <BR> I hope all is well with you! <BR> <BR> Be Blessed, <BR> Vera Wed, 26 Feb 2014 17:35:17 EST We passed 2 million ACA sign ups! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x43215x56388410 Hi Team! <BR> <BR> Great news, we have signed up over 2 million new folks with affordable insurance and we are glad! <BR> <BR> Keep up your hope! This is just the beginning of a healthier America! <BR> <BR> Love, <BR> Vera <em>220</em> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 12:02:39 EST ACA Success http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x43215x56000118 Hi Everyone listening! <BR> <BR> The success is finally growing for the President's Affordable Care Act! <BR> <BR> Stay tuned. There has been so much misinformation that folks are slow to come on board. <BR> <BR> We are seeing far more success stories than the hyped up media reports! <BR> <BR> Best, <BR> Vera Mon, 16 Dec 2013 12:46:44 EST Affordable Care Act http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x43215x55297050 Hi Team, <BR> <BR> I have been very busy training as an ACA Navigator to teach and assist consumers in learning about the Affordable Care Act. <BR> <BR> There has been over 8 million visitors to www.healthcare.gov, website. And I will be happy to answer any questions you have about this new program. <BR> <BR> Love, <BR> Vera <BR> <em>220</em> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 12:03:21 EST I Miss You All http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x43215x54190555 I know that it has been a long time since we have had contact. I moved and once I get reestablished, I will be back. <BR> <BR> Love, <BR> Vera Fri, 19 Jul 2013 15:41:53 EST Sun Lamps http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16433x43215x53393805 I have a weird disorder where I have to have a certain amount of sun each day. It helps me sleep. They are expensive but I use mine daily for a session of like 20 mins. It helps my skin and even my mind. Sat, 18 May 2013 23:32:15 EST Miss You All! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x43215x53151543 Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> I am still inching forward with my battle to control my weight. <BR> <BR> I hope you are progressing too. <BR> <BR> Love, <BR> Vera <BR> <em>220</em> Mon, 29 Apr 2013 11:57:48 EST Get Focused! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x43215x52413508 I must admit this new year has demanded alot from me. <BR> <BR> It is a time of renewal in many ways. I must refocus on my health and well being. <BR> <BR> Please pray for me. <BR> Love, <BR> Vera Wed, 6 Mar 2013 11:58:09 EST I SURVIVED THE MOST SEVERE FLU I HAVE EVER HAD! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x43215x51835803 i AM BACK! <BR> <BR> Hi Friends! <BR> <BR> I missed you all during Christmas. I spent a lot of time with my family and building my Real Estate career. <BR> <BR> Once I am through these changes, I will be back on a regular basis wiyh my weight program. <BR> <BR> Love you all, <BR> Vera <BR> <BR> Sat, 26 Jan 2013 17:11:14 EST We Can Do It! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x43215x50941505 <em>465</em> <em>426</em> <em>214</em> <em>430</em> <em>465</em> <em>471</em> <em>465</em> <em>430</em> <em>214</em> <em>426</em> <em>465</em> <BR> <BR> <em>215</em> Here is a Happy Holiday Weekend shout out to my Beautiful Spark Friends! <BR> <BR> Portion Control!! <BR> <BR> We Can Do It!! <BR> Love, Vera <BR> <em>220</em> <BR> <BR> <em>465</em> <em>426</em> <em>214</em> <em>430</em> <em>465</em> <em>471</em> <em>465</em> <em>430</em> ... Fri, 23 Nov 2012 21:12:24 EST Thanksgivi ng....plan ahead..! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x43215x50899031 Hi Beauties, Thanksgiving is almost here..just a reminder that we all want to stay 'Slimmin Down' ..so please plan ahead what your calorie intake is going to be. Enjoy the holiday but just be aware how much you are consuming. Tip: take a walk /get exercise earlier before the main meal, A very Happy Thankgiving to all! <em>426</em> Tue, 20 Nov 2012 02:35:55 EST Pray for the "Sandy" Storm survivors! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x43215x50622180 <em>249</em> God keep all the people on the coast safe through the night. You are Jehovah Jira, the God who provides. <BR> <BR> Help the President and the FEMA team lead, help the First Responders, Fireman, Red Cross and Rescue Teams find and help the people who are stranded and homeless tonight. <BR> <BR> We honor you Father God, you know their needs and their future. <BR> <BR> Our faith is in you. <BR> In Jesus Name, we pray, <BR> Amen <BR> <BR> Love, Vera <BR> <em>220</em> <B... Tue, 30 Oct 2012 22:10:56 EST French Fries vs. Sweet Potato Fries? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x43215x50009696 <BR> Hi! <BR> Just a shout out to let you know that I am still with you! <BR> <BR> I am going on 4 months since I stopped eating Fast Food. <BR> <BR> The addiction is gone but the temptation to over eat is the battle ground now. <BR> <BR> I am finding that if I deny myself something that I am craving, like french fries, I tend to eat anything and everything to satisfy my craving until I give in and eat it any way. <BR> <BR> Tip: Substitute a greasy french fries and/or potato chips f... Wed, 19 Sep 2012 13:12:07 EST Fast Food Addictiobn # 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x43215x49457291 <em>18</em> + <em>489</em> <em>486</em> <em>76</em> <em>222</em> = <em>15</em> <BR> <BR> I am now positive that I will win my battle with fast food. <BR> <BR> It has been over 4 months since I stopped using fast food on a daily basis! <BR> <BR> Once I realized the amount of processed and fatty foods I was consuming, I statred cooking my own food again using some of the tasty and healthier Sparkpeoplerecipes.com, fresh or frozen vegetables, lean meats and low fat! <BR> <BR> No More... Tue, 14 Aug 2012 14:38:14 EST Pajama Drawer Advewnture http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x43215x48866814 <em>272</em> <em>272</em> <em>272</em> <em>272</em> <em>272</em> <em>272</em> <em>272</em> <em>272</em> <em>272</em> <BR> <BR> When I moved from Illinois to South Carolina, I was not aware that I was entering a world of Prehistoric Insects until I found one in my pajama drawer! <BR> <BR> Because of the warm southern climate here, an outdoor insect like the "Palmetto Bug" a giant flying roach can survive all winter indoors or outdoors. <BR> <BR> This bug is unpredictable. I was si... Sat, 7 Jul 2012 09:01:04 EST Fast Food Addiction # 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x43215x48293485 <em>18</em> + <em>489</em> <em>486</em> <em>76</em> <em>222</em> = <em>15</em> <BR> <BR> The good news is that i am finally winning in my weight loss battle with fast food. <BR> <BR> It has been over 2 months since I've gone through a drive through to get breakfast or lunch! <BR> <BR> While doing fast food", I really did not realize how abusive I was being to my body. My only thoughts were for convenience and low price. <BR> <BR> Ha!! The joke was on me!! It is costing me an ar... Wed, 30 May 2012 11:58:41 EST Mother's Day Approaches http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x43215x48001881 <em>8</em> <em>214</em> <em>8</em> <em>26</em> <em>8</em> <em>214</em> <em>8</em> <em>26</em> <em>8</em> <BR> <BR> Hello Moms! <BR> <BR> As Mother's Day approaches, I want to extend my warm appreciation for all Moms. <BR> <BR> I have no children due to a medical condition in my early twenties. And even without kids, life in this century is a challenge. <BR> <BR> Your contribution to raising kids in this day and age is a tremendous and amazing feat that I admire. <BR> <BR> ... Thu, 10 May 2012 08:00:19 EST Look Upon Things That Are Beautiful! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x43215x47094229 <em>282</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Believe in the Healing Power of God! <BR> Look upon the things that are beautiful! in your life! <BR> Set goals in Prayer to improve your Spirit, Body and Soul! <BR> <BR> Count your Blessings! <BR> And do not accept the mean ugly things that the world puts before you. <BR> <BR> Love, <BR> Vera <BR> <em>220</em> Thu, 15 Mar 2012 14:09:38 EST Happy New Year! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x43215x46041268 Happy New Year!! <BR> <BR> Our Team slogan for the year is, "Improve Ourselves in 2012!!" <BR> <BR> Wow ! This year, I am celebrating being with Sparkpeople for over a full year. <BR> <BR> I am still very excited about my decision to change from just living to living healthy! <BR> <BR> Join us as we rev up to make 2012 a great year!! <BR> <BR> Love, <BR> Vera <BR> <em>220</em> Sun, 15 Jan 2012 11:14:19 EST Hi I am still here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x43215x45072369 My exercise is going O K. <BR> We just got back from vacation and I gained a few pounds from being off my food program <BR> Next time I will plan better for eating while I am away from home. <BR> Love, <BR> Vera <BR> <em>220</em> Mon, 14 Nov 2011 09:31:47 EST Hi! It's been a while since my last blog. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x43215x43880181 Hi! I am so sorry that I have not been around as of late. <BR> <BR> My schedule has changed again and the time that I spend on Spark is being used elsewhere. <BR> <BR> The good news is that I am exercising every morning with my sister and it is producing good results. I am starting to loose inches around my waist. <BR> <BR> I wish everyone a great Holiday weekend! <BR> <BR> Love, <BR> Vera <em>220</em> Sat, 3 Sep 2011 07:54:42 EST We are beautiful! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x43215x42602602 This might sound silly..but it's really important to take some time out to honor yourself...to stop and tell yourself you're beautiful. Doesn't matter where you are at in your weight loss process...just a moment here and there to say this...and believe this. Every now and then its nice to remember this by wearing a fresh flower in your hair to feel lovely...or whatever else you might like..( a hat..a ring..a special shirt ). We are beautiful! Thu, 23 Jun 2011 18:40:47 EST Can Chewing Gum Help Manage Emotional Eating?! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x43215x41825243 <em>410</em> <em>26</em> <em>410</em> <em>26</em> <em>290</em> <em>26</em> <em>410</em> <em>26</em> <em>410</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Welcome to Beautiful Spark Girls Slimmin' Down! <BR> <BR> I am so happy that you have joined us on this journey! <BR> <BR> Together, using our Spark resources and our team support, we will grow and become victorious in our weight and healthy lifestyle challenges. Here is a tip that has helped me to get some control over "emotional eating". <BR> <... Sat, 14 May 2011 20:17:17 EST An Exceptional Day!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x43215x40985564 I had a most exceptional day on Friday, April 1st! <BR> <BR> I ate <em>4</em> <em>487</em> <em>490</em> <em>472</em> <em>484</em> <em>478</em> <em>469</em> for breakfast. <BR> <BR> I ate <em>4</em> <em>489</em> <em>486</em> <em>480</em> <em>475</em> <em>468</em> <em>222</em> for lunch. <BR> <BR> I ate <em>4</em> <em>140</em> <em>261</em> <em>496</em> <em>468</em> <em>289</em> <em>181</em> for dinner. <BR> <BR> I ate <em>4</em> <em>477</em> <em>222</em> <em>495</... Sun, 3 Apr 2011 19:08:22 EST Royal Wedding Cake Announced! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x43215x40938335 <em>285</em> <em>445</em> <em>445</em> <em>408</em> <em>337</em> <em>408</em> <em>445</em> <em>445</em> <em>285</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> With the rest of the news being so stressful, a fun high note for the day is that Prince William and his bride Kate have chosen their wedding cake. <BR> <BR> And to my delight, the wedding cake will be a traditional English Fruitcake. What joyous news! I am a Fruitcake lover! My Mother bakes a Christmas Fruitcake with candied fruit and walnuts! <B... Fri, 1 Apr 2011 12:23:24 EST New member intro http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x43215x37084084 Hi, my name is Kim. I am a 42 yr old mother and wife. I have a wonderful 8 yr old son and 16 yr old step-son. I joined SparkPeople in April this year after starting up at a wellness, weightloss center. I was always pretty skinny until I married my second husband. I am still fighting a lot of emotional problems stemming from my first marriage, but MOSTLY from this second one!! I have hated myself for gaining so much weight, but at the same time didn't feel like I deserved to be thin again.... Sun, 3 Oct 2010 17:47:54 EST Me again. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x43215x36457635 Sorry it has been a while since I have bben on here. I am so happy yo see that we have 5 members! I would like to open a challenge for you all to challenge each other. Say for instance, drink 8 8oz glasses of water each day this week, or walk 30 minutes each day this week, or stay within your caloric intake for the week. Any other ideas are welcome. So, what shall it be? <BR> <BR> Tiffnay Fri, 3 Sep 2010 07:53:44 EST Potatoes Fade Age Spots! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16433x43215x36317770 <em>188</em> <BR> <BR> Grate a fresh potato and place it and its juices in some cheese cloth; hold under the eyes or on dark spots for 5 minutes a day. <BR> <BR> Potatoes contain catecholase, an enzyme commonly used in skin care products. It lightens skin by blocking pigment cells that cause discoloration and dark circles. (Taken from: 3/29/2010 Issue of Woman's World) <BR> <BR> <em>188</em> Fri, 27 Aug 2010 15:34:09 EST Partner together Win our weight loss battle! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x43215x36312876 <em>220</em> <BR> Let's talk! <BR> I am ready to walk with you on this journey towards better living! <BR> Have a blessed day! <BR> Love, <BR> Vera <BR> <BR> Fri, 27 Aug 2010 11:15:16 EST Everything BeautiControl http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x43215x34578345 Please feel free to post anything related to BeautiControl in here. Fri, 4 Jun 2010 02:22:28 EST Me first? :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x43215x34578338 Hello! My name is Tiffany Dotson. I just recently promoted up to VIP with BeautiControl! I am so excited to say that, because I just passed my 75th day with BC! <BR> <BR> I am a mother of 4, and a wife my very best friend, John. John and I are approaching our 4th anniversary. My daughter, Brittany, will be 14 this December. Then, I have three boys, Tyler, almost 12, Collin is almost 10, and Zackary is 8. <BR> <BR> I am a stay at home moe. We just finished our first year of homeschoolin... Fri, 4 Jun 2010 02:20:41 EST