SparkPeople CARETAKER'S OF OUR LOVED ONES Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=50140 THIS TEAM IS FOR CARETAKERS OF ALL OUR LOVED ONES. A HOME TO GATHER FOR SUPPORT,MOTIVATION,PRAYERS AND INFORMATION. THE DOOR IS ALWAYS OPEN; COME ON IN! SparkPeople CARETAKER'S OF OUR LOVED ONES Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=50140 Team Goodie OCTOBER http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50140x59307342 Hello team here is our new month and new beginings <BR> <BR> remember team goodies goes to people who have a spark page and that takes goodies <BR> <BR> have a great October Tue, 30 Sep 2014 00:02:29 EST Team goodie September http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50140x59024963 just a quick hello and or emoticon <BR> <BR> will send a team goodie at the end of the month Tue, 2 Sep 2014 22:04:06 EST August Team Goodie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50140x58745311 just a quick hello or emotion is need for a team goodie Mon, 4 Aug 2014 22:25:36 EST July Team Goodies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50140x58378606 Hello all team goodies are out and please post to support the team and you have post or spark says I cant give you a goodie ,, with the new systerm you have to be active 30 days Sun, 29 Jun 2014 22:53:49 EST June Goodies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50140x58090748 Hello everyone sorry I am late but its June and goodie time have a great day Tue, 3 Jun 2014 00:07:57 EST It's been a rough seven months! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50140x58007091 Today, I got a goodie from this team. I felt I should explain where I have been. <BR> <BR> DJ knows some of the things that have happened and so does Daddysgirl. Long story short we lost our home in a fire. Mom made it thru just fine. We all did, including my birds who were trapped behind the fire. Found a rental and then the horrors of the fire set in. It's not the lost pictures only, it's the day to day uncertainties. Every few days we had another thing to straighten out, and for so... Mon, 26 May 2014 19:35:23 EST May goodies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50140x57710122 Hello team I cant believe its the month of MAY where did this year go ,, Please post a hello and hi or an emoticon Wed, 30 Apr 2014 23:03:00 EST Breakfast Club http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50140x57644390 what did you eat this morning for Breakfast ??? Fri, 25 Apr 2014 17:31:09 EST APRIL TEAM GOODIE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50140x57310152 Hello all as you know team goodies have been sent and now we are working on April <BR> <BR> have a great time and make it fun Sat, 29 Mar 2014 21:20:42 EST log in points today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x50140x57033226 10/3 Thu, 6 Mar 2014 21:13:43 EST March team goodies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50140x56909580 Hello all if you want a team goodie please post here .. <BR> <BR> have a wonderful month my friends <BR> <BR> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 11:27:04 EST What 's for dinner? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50140x56700055 Tonight I fixed 15 bean soup and corn bread. My niece and her family were going to come over, but the kiddos are sick. I gave some to my boyfriend and my brother-in-law. We will be having been for awhile. Sat, 8 Feb 2014 19:36:49 EST I'm a happy girl. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50140x56573453 My mother, on top of dealing with recovery from paralysis due to Guillan Barre, fell out of bed, hit the entertainment center in her room, knocked over a 60 pound TV, and had it fall on her. This caused ruptured discs in her back, and ever since then she had been going to pain management to deal with the injuries. For a year now, it has been back to how it was when she was first paralyzed; the anger and defeat got to her, and honestly I haven't known who my mother has been. She was always... Thu, 30 Jan 2014 08:06:17 EST Team Goodies JANUARY 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50140x56105741 NEW DAY, NEW MONTH, NEW YEAR . NEW BEGINNINGS <BR> <BR> I know how hard it is to post and our responsibilities but we need a few minutes of a break . stop by and say hello <BR> <BR> Hope everyone has a good new year Hugs Dee Fri, 27 Dec 2013 15:45:28 EST TEAM GOODIES FOR November http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50140x55418626 Month of Oct is gone and now the new month will start .. Please everyone post I do not know who is on sparks and not... When I check and see the last time you updated your status most are over 100 days ago ... People who post get goodies I do now have enough for everyone I only get a set amount each month from Sparks ..Hugs and wishing you a good month Dee Sun, 27 Oct 2013 23:45:33 EST TEAM GOODIES FOR OCT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50140x55022012 Team goodies sent out and a new month starts .. in order to get a team goodie I am sorry to say YOU MUST post here ...please everyone post we would like to hear from you and also to make sure you are okay and dealing with life happenings ... ITs hard for all of us some are taking care of us and a family a parent or a spouse .. Many of us have lost someone we love and need the support and the love we have and can share .. Its so hard to deal with at times ... Tue, 24 Sep 2013 20:54:05 EST Post for Monthly Team Goodies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50140x54668759 Please feel free to chat , or post an Emoticon or give off steam ,,, <BR> <BR> This is more important for us then other people.. Taking care of our love ones can be stressful and sometimes demanding ... and for some of us the stress and numbness of the lost of our love one .. <BR> <BR> Its not easy , we are caretakers and we and our stress levels are different .. No one knows what we go thru or knows what to say to us .. <BR> <BR> Remember all the good time... Mon, 26 Aug 2013 16:32:59 EST PRAYERS ARE NEEDED FOR BRAVEONE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50140x54636678 I just saw that Barb's Mom passed away / Please pray for the family and for Barb at this time.. I know as most of know the pain for losing a love one but especially for the lost of Mom .. thanks Dee Fri, 23 Aug 2013 21:55:22 EST POST FOR GOODIES JULY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50140x53927941 Please post here for a team goodie for the month of July ,, <BR> <BR> For those in hot weather pleae remember to drink water and stay out of the sun during the hottest time of the day Enjoy Fri, 28 Jun 2013 21:36:23 EST Post for June Goodies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50140x53515724 please post here for team goodies <BR> <BR> say a hello or a hi or emoticon <em>43</em> Tue, 28 May 2013 22:19:51 EST I'm New http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x50140x52690781 I'm Teressa and I am taking care of my DH who's in the beginning stages of Alzheimer's. <BR> I'm looking forward to getting to know all of you and learning from you. <em>247</em> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 19:08:17 EST POST FOR TEAM GOODIES MARCH http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50140x52317293 Goodies are all sent out working on next months <BR> <BR> wishing all a good journey hugs Wed, 27 Feb 2013 23:11:15 EST SAD NEWS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50140x52088016 I am so sorry to say I got a few emails that Dorothy ( DJ4HEALTH) husband Herb has passed on please pray for Herb and Dorothy and family toooo Tue, 12 Feb 2013 00:29:31 EST Post for Team Goodie for February http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50140x51852861 Hello all New month and new beginnings I know January isnt over but goodies were given its now time to stop by for the month of Feb .. Hoping all is well and praying for all have a good day and a good new month Hugs Dee Sun, 27 Jan 2013 20:27:36 EST Please Post for January Goodies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50140x51376842 New month and new year and new beginings good luck Sat, 29 Dec 2012 23:47:43 EST POST FOR TEAM GOODIE MONTH OF DECEMBER http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50140x50980551 new month and a new beginning for all Hope everyone has a great day and a new journey to all <BR> <BR> Please post a hello or emoticon for goodies for next month Mon, 26 Nov 2012 22:59:15 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x50140x50682494 My loved ones are my brother and sister in law. My brother has had 5 heart attacks, has arthritis and gout so severe that he can barely use his hands and walks painfully. His wife, however, has ALS that started in a foot and has progressed to the entire leg and the other leg is loosing its usefulness. I do my best to help them as much as I can so they can stay in their home. Grocery shopping, laundry, errands, stair-running chores and various clean-ups and pick-ups around the house. I love it... Sun, 4 Nov 2012 08:41:08 EST electramom http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x50140x50143519 Hi, I am electramom, So named because I am a mother and at 48, I became an electrician! My (then 12) daughter, chose my on line identity. I am now 56, and I have been a care giver to several ppl in my life. <BR> My husband was severely injured in 1997, in a construction accident...13 months later we learned I was to have my only child...Noelle. I was 42, 100+lbs overweight, with a spouse that couldn't move without pain. I had no idea why God chose then to allow me to conceive, but I a... Fri, 28 Sep 2012 07:56:29 EST POST FOR TEAM GOODIE MONTH OF OCTOBER http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50140x50125577 Ok all its a new month and new beginnings Enjoy the rest of the month and enjoy your new month just a hello or emoticon thanks Dee Wed, 26 Sep 2012 23:28:21 EST Fed up http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50140x49570839 Stuck rigidly to low end of calories allowance all week. <BR> Exercised with the 28 boot camp too. <BR> Loss 0 <BR> Do I just stop eating or give up on weight loss? <BR> <BR> Just a wee bit unhappy Wed, 22 Aug 2012 07:15:37 EST exercise for the less able http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50140x49453666 And me <BR> Don't want to sound cheeky, but I notice on several of the sites I visit that folks say they have problems with exercise. <BR> My friend In Ayr Scotland cannot stand for any length of time, but goes to a class where all of the exercise is done while sitting on a kitchen chair. <BR> And no it is not easy peasy stuff as I thought, before I visited the class on my day off Tue, 14 Aug 2012 10:28:51 EST Need prayers for husband!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50140x49343595 Need prayers for my husband Herb, we got back from Shands and they just told us that the cancer that he had at the beginning of his treatment is back and in his calf muscles and they now want to do a CT to see if it is else where. He is very down about it and seems to be giving up. He says that he is not but I see it in his eyes. Please pray for him. Tue, 7 Aug 2012 00:30:33 EST POST FOR TEAM GOODIE MONTH OF AUGUST http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50140x49173960 TODAY GOODIES ARE GOING OUT PLEASE USE THIS ONE NOW THANK YOU DEE REMEMBER JUST A HELLO OR A HI OR <em>43</em> OR <em>334</em> OR ANY ONE YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEND Thu, 26 Jul 2012 21:39:44 EST sugar boost http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50140x49134166 I find some mornings that my regular cereal with raisins and milk does not do enough to sort out the sugar boost my body craves and need some suggestions please on what else you folks do that will keep me away from dad's caramels at 5 am in the morning. There must be some healthier easy options out there <BR> Thanks <BR> <BR> Nan Tue, 24 Jul 2012 13:34:42 EST My inspiration for the day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50140x49102254 And I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year: <BR> "Give me a light , that I may tread safely inot the unknown" <BR> And he replied: <BR> "Go out into the darkness and put your hand in the Hand of God. That shall do you better than light and safer than any known way¬ <BR> So, I went forth, and finding the Hand of God, trod gladly into the night <BR> <BR> And He led me toward the hills and the breaking of day in the lone East. Sun, 22 Jul 2012 16:03:49 EST a new regime started http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50140x49044223 Ok starting today and taking heed of the notes I have from folks after my Monday moan about over stress <BR> <BR> I have done the toilet and bathroom properly this week. <BR> Bedrooms have had a lick and a promise. <BR> Thursday I will do the living room thoroughly into the corners (to include the bits the folks don't reach) <BR> The windows are due for their fortnightly clean (they missed the last one too but we can still see out) I have decided to treat with contempt the long remembered c... Wed, 18 Jul 2012 15:56:06 EST Comfort eating rather than screaming Help http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50140x49009104 Sorry to join this team and immediately throw in a question but my answer to the rigours of caring for elderly parents without being condescending or nasty or screaming while letting them be the person you still love is to comfort eat. Bad plan but effective. <BR> <BR> I've read all the stuff which tells us to find an alternative to comfort eating when life is bugging you <BR> Tell the offender. <BR> Get out for a walk <BR> <BR> But my main issue cannot be got away from and euther of the ... Mon, 16 Jul 2012 12:42:05 EST I just Feel Sooo guilty! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19198x50140x48979350 I got a real bad flu or cold after a recent airline trip. So bad that I ended up with a secondary infection and am on antibiotic. <BR> What I feel guilty about is the danger this bug is to my husband with Crohn's disease and My almost 91 year old mom. My DH is on an immune lowering drug for his disease. Theory is since it's a autoimmune disease, if you lower the immunity, you lower his body's over reacting. Today, he woke up sick. <BR> Last winter he and mom got something similar, and som... Sat, 14 Jul 2012 12:08:51 EST Tax deductions when you care for a parent at home. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19198x50140x48933413 Thought this was interesting. <BR> <BR> <link>www.foxbusiness.com/personal-finance<BR>/2011/02/09/help-uncle-sam-caring-agin<BR>g-parent/ </link> Wed, 11 Jul 2012 11:31:40 EST POSTED FOR JULY GOODIES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50140x48705402 Okay team goodies given out and a new month is to start oh my its almost JULY oh my where did this year go its already SUMMER enjoy say hello or add <em>198</em> Tue, 26 Jun 2012 18:22:14 EST What Do We "Get" from Being Caregivers? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19198x50140x48401810 This link was sent to me buy someone that recently lost her beloved Mother in Law. It says very well what we receive from being a caregiver. <BR> <link>www.secularfranciscan.blogspot.com/ </link> <BR> <BR> Hope you enjoy and feel as touched by it as I did. Wed, 6 Jun 2012 11:55:05 EST Post for TEAM GOODIES JUNE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50140x48285729 Another month here and gone oh my starting for goodies for the month of JUNE <BR> <BR> please stop in and say hello Tue, 29 May 2012 22:22:43 EST Caregiver of a parent with Alzheimer's http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x50140x48143012 I just joined this site today. I'm a caregiver to my 86 yr old father that has Alzheimer's. I don't think there is anything worse then Alzheimer's. My father is in the final stage, some days he doesn't know who I am or my siblings. It's really hard dealing with this, I'm only 24 and I'm a daddy's girl. Sat, 19 May 2012 17:37:28 EST "GOOD OR BAD..WHAT DID YOU DO TODAY?" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x50140x48062318 WITH CARING FOR LOVED ONES DO WE DO THINGS FOR OURSEVES? <BR> <BR> ARE THEY GOOD? ARE THEY BAD? <BR> <BR> WHEN CARING FOR OUR LOVED ONES..THINGS COME UP... ARE THEY GOOD? ARE THEY BAD? <BR> <BR> USE THIS THREAD TO TELL WHAT YOU DID...OR DIDN'T DO FOR YOURSELF! <BR> <BR> SOMETIMES WE DO NEED A PLACE TO LET LOOSE...EVEN IF YOU ARE FANTISIZING! <BR> <BR> YES, WE CAN EVEN GO ON A VIRTUAL VACATION HERE! <BR> <BR> EVEN WHEN IT COMES TO CARING FOR OURSELVES.....DID YOU CARE FOR YOURSELF TO... Mon, 14 May 2012 12:36:34 EST PRAYERS FOR DEE'S FAMILY! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50140x48003345 Thursday May 10,2012 <BR> <BR> I just talked to Dee. Please pray for our Dear Friend. She is holding tight to her faith,but as we all know during these difficult times we need all the support and motivation from all our friends and family. <BR> <BR> As I talked to Dee this morning I could tell she knew the Lord was with her Mom, now, <BR> it is in His hands. <BR> <BR> Let's all pray for this wonderful family and pray for peace,love, and understanding. <BR> <BR> The Bible tells us: <BR> ... Thu, 10 May 2012 09:30:12 EST POST FOR GOODIES MAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50140x47850568 new month new beginings <BR> <BR> Team goodies at the end of the month PLEASE POST here and say hello Tue, 1 May 2012 00:23:23 EST Campassion Fatigue http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50140x47792387 <link>www.compassionfatigue.org/pages/comp<BR>assionfatigue.html </link> I just stumbled on to this and think it describes most of us. I find myself slipping back into that mode of doing for other before myself. Think I am going to sign up for deep water aerobics again and quit being so available for cleaning everything for my kids. Fri, 27 Apr 2012 11:56:13 EST Life Alert http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19198x50140x47687776 It's that monitor they wear that when pushed it calls 911 for them. I was wondering if any of you have used it for you loved one, or have heard any stories about it, good or bad. <BR> Here's a story to start us off. My daughter was a caregiver to a women in her 90's. The family could only afford care from 9 am to 5 pm. My daughter found her after an evening fall the next morning. She had laid on the floor in pain all night. She had the life alert but forgot she was suppose to push the bu... Sat, 21 Apr 2012 09:40:20 EST Post for Monthly Goodies (April) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50140x47279295 new start new month Mon, 26 Mar 2012 20:54:31 EST POST FOR GOODIES MONTH MARCH http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50140x46782414 February post is closed and using a new one <BR> <BR> <BR> Hello all <BR> <BR> JUST A HI OR EMOTICON Sun, 26 Feb 2012 19:37:51 EST POST FOR GOODIES FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50140x46329661 I want to try something new with this team.. Please post here and at the end of the month you get a team goodie Mon, 30 Jan 2012 20:49:49 EST Resources http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50140x45861662 <BR> Common warning signs of caregiver burnout: <BR> You have much less energy than you used to <BR> It seems like you catch every cold or flu that’s going around <BR> You’re constantly exhausted, even after sleeping or taking a break <BR> You neglect your own needs, either because you’re too busy or you don’t care anymore <BR> Your life revolves around caregiving, but it gives you little satisfaction <BR> You have trouble relaxing, even when help is available <BR> You’re increasingly impati... Fri, 6 Jan 2012 13:08:03 EST UPDATE ON Crazygagranny BARBARA http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50140x45721340 Barbara has been in the hospital since Christmas Just got home <BR> <BR> <BR> She took a Massive Heart attack and need a quadruple bypass and isnt allow on the computer or phone .. Please pray for her and her family at this time .. thank you Dee Fri, 30 Dec 2011 22:05:46 EST WHAT IS YOU FAVORITE CHRISTMAS SONG? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19209x50140x45399070 There are so many that come to mind but I will have to start this off with <BR> <BR> "JOY TO THE WORLD" <BR> <BR> Come on what is your favorite Christmas song or jingle? Tue, 6 Dec 2011 12:41:34 EST WHAT ARE YOU THANKFUL FOR THIS YEAR! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19196x50140x45398731 I know this has been a hard year for all of us...but let's reflect back on all the positive things in our lives. <BR> <BR> Let's post all the things we can think of that we have to be Thankful for this Holiday Season! <BR> <BR> I'll start with;( Please post only one thing a day so you can post more tomorrow!) <BR> <BR> The love and support of my Family! Tue, 6 Dec 2011 12:19:29 EST WHAT IS A CARETAKER? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50140x45374432 This is a very special subject to me. <BR> <BR> First let me say my two dear patients are now in the hands of God. Ms. Mattie 86 a stroke patient I have been caring for now for over three months, found her way to God's care late Thursday evening. <BR> This family has been so kind and sweet the whole time yet so unable to care for this dear lady. With medicare cuts and social security cuts, there was no money for hospital care and nursing homes were out of the question. <BR> <BR> People com... Sun, 4 Dec 2011 22:41:42 EST PLEASE READ and PRAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50140x45296656 I called Barbara today she has been on my mind .. SHe picked up the phone and was sad, she has been going to see a neighbor who is dying and sitting with her .. She asked me to ask you to pray for this family .. Barbara sounded so tired and she says she is okay and all is well and she misses us all .. and loves us all .. Tue, 29 Nov 2011 21:46:13 EST HAPPY BIRTHDAY RANJINI4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50140x45253686 A little birdie told me it was her Birthday Saturday or Sunday? <BR> <BR> Join me in wishing RANJINI4 a very Happy Birthday! <BR> <BR> HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU <em>179</em> <em>107</em> Happy Birthday To You <em>410</em> Happy Birthday Dear RANJINI <em>236</em> <em>44</em> HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>19</em> <em>236</em> <em>44</em> <em>144</em> <em>409</em> <em>107</em> <em>410</em> Sun, 27 Nov 2011 04:41:36 EST Thank you for prayers and goodies. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50140x45193102 I do feel blessed by all the prayers I have been receiving. It does help keep me calmer and in a more positive frame of mind. You are wonderful people on this team. Tue, 22 Nov 2011 02:37:53 EST new member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x50140x44773170 hi i'm nancy! <BR> i'm 59 yrs old and have a 58 yr old husband who had a stroke 5 yrs ago. <BR> i have 3 great grownup kids becky, jason, and jenny. i have 5 wonderful grandkids drew, hailey, mason, jasmine, and cadden. i live in green bay,WI and work at walmart in the deli. i have been working on my weight loss here for about a month and have lost about 14 lbs. so far. Wed, 26 Oct 2011 12:13:06 EST New Leadership SLVRSTAROFHOPE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50140x44699687 THANK YOU SLVRSTAROFHOPE Diana who will be helping us out ... She will be a great leader to for helping us out .. <BR> <BR> So everyone Give our new leader a clap of your hands ... <em>306</em> <em>243</em> <em>244</em> Fri, 21 Oct 2011 17:27:49 EST HAPPY THREE YEARS SPARKING DEE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50140x44622010 I just noticed it's Dee's 3 year Spark Anniversary,Congratulations Dee and hope you had a wonderful day and a chance to enjoy some celebrating 3 years with SparkPeople. <em>242</em> <em>505</em> <em>305</em> <em>208</em> <em>410</em> <em>243</em> <em>244</em> <em>236</em> <em>4</em> <em>194</em> <em>321</em> <em>236</em> <em>242</em> <em>505</em> <em>213</em> Sun, 16 Oct 2011 23:13:51 EST Add 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19198x50140x44563250 Since we are counting and thought I would try something new <BR> <BR> add 5 to my number Wed, 12 Oct 2011 23:04:34 EST HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR DEE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50140x44479670 Join me in celebration of a very special dear friend and woman! <em>236</em> <em>410</em> <BR> Happy Birthday To You,cha,cha,cha <em>218</em> Happy Birthday To You <em>179</em> <em>179</em> Happy Birthday Dear Dee <em>220</em> <em>44</em> Happy Birthday To You <em>126</em> <em>409</em> <em>144</em> <em>410</em> <em>218</em> <em>409</em> <em>144</em> <em>410</em> <em>247</em> Fri, 7 Oct 2011 17:50:22 EST Need a giggle http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19196x50140x44301814 Give one or read one Tue, 27 Sep 2011 13:58:03 EST Fun and Informational http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50140x44252823 <link>www.caregiverstress.com/2010/07/a-re<BR>minder-that-laughter-is-the-best-medic<BR>ine/ </link> <BR> <BR> I had tears coming out of my eyes. I hope you enjoy this spunky woman as much as I did. Sat, 24 Sep 2011 17:40:26 EST Caregiver community website? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50140x44098972 Is there a website or more for caregivers with a forum? I've tried google, but I haven't be satisfied with the results. I'm especially looking for something aimed at caregivers in their 20s. If anyone knows of anything, please let me know! Thu, 15 Sep 2011 11:06:07 EST Crazygagranny needs prayers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50140x44017810 Right now Barbara has her hands full with her Father in law, Philip and every day stresses and the Accident court day with Charlies tooo .. Please pray for them thank you Dee Sat, 10 Sep 2011 23:30:25 EST ACID REFLUX RELIEF http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50140x43918420 This is NOT an article just bits and pieces I have found over the years. <BR> <BR> As most of you know I have diverticulitis and bleeding ulcers. So I have always been prone to acid reflux. Solving this was just another challenge for me. Since I do love to eat, I decided to find the most popular things known to trigger reflux and the ones that aided in healing. <BR> <BR> Here is a partial list of what I found. <BR> <BR> Hope it helps or at east gives you some ideas. <BR> <BR> Your Friend... Mon, 5 Sep 2011 15:51:41 EST &#10034; WHAT'S IN THE POT&#10034; http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x50140x43791405 I love to cook! I know many women and men know days share the responsibility of making meals for their family and coming up with quick healthy ideas sometimes become challenging. <BR> It is also a boring ordeal with every week you know what's for dinner by the day of the week. <BR> <BR> Well why not post your favorite recipes and shake things up! <BR> <BR> By sharing this gives our friends an opportunity to look at a glance at what will become a recipe file to choose from every week. Please... Mon, 29 Aug 2011 10:48:39 EST -:¦:-SHARING TIPS-:¦:- http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19196x50140x43791178 I know with my daily schudule every easy cleaning tip,especially if it works and is easy to my pocket is amazing! Also special tricks in cooking,shopping and organzing are just as imporatant in our daily lives. <BR> <BR> One way of finding these amazing ideas is through your friends and family! <BR> <BR> If you save time at home,you get to spend a little more time with your loved ones and even with your Spark Friends! <BR> <BR> Come share some Spark tips! <BR> <BR> I'LL SHARE A TIP! <BR>... Mon, 29 Aug 2011 10:36:33 EST Welcome Brianqc http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50140x43260159 Hello all This is my darling Husband please welcome him to our group thank you Dee Fri, 29 Jul 2011 15:15:36 EST CARE OF CARETAKERS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50140x43144622 Hi there,everyone,i am hoping that each of us takes care of ourselves.In a recent medical survey,it was found that a significant no.of us often fell ill with heart attacks,strokes ,depression,etc.So I decided that possibly we could post what we aim to do for ourselves and how our health has been challenged.For example-i have needed a knee replacement that will occur next wednesday but I will take care of my health with PT,yoga and meditation and ,of course,SP as soon as I am able. Sat, 23 Jul 2011 07:10:58 EST Falls Could Signal Early Alzheimer's Disease http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19198x50140x43035424 Falls Could Signal Early Alzheimer's Disease <BR> Seniors whose brain scans indicated preclinical disease twice as likely to fall, study finds <BR> <BR> <BR> SUNDAY, July 17 (HealthDay News) -- Compared with older people with no signs of Alzheimer's, those whose brains show early signs of the disease are twice as likely to experience a fall, researchers have found. <BR> <BR> In the new study, investigators looked at brain scans of 125 older adults who were participating in a study of memor... Sun, 17 Jul 2011 12:40:42 EST WE HAVE A BIRTHDAY IN THE HOUSE!!! URPRISE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50140x43020892 <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>144</em> <em>19</em> <em>410</em> <em>236</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>107</em> <BR> &#9834;&#9835;•*¨HAPPY*•.¸¸&#9829; ¸¸BIRTHDAY TO YOU!.•*¨*•&#9835;&#9834; <BR> &#9834;&#9835;•*¨*•.¸¸&#9829; ¸¸.•*¨*•&#9835;&#9834; &#9829; &#9829; &#9829; &#9834;&#9835;•*¨*•.¸¸&#9829; ¸¸.•*¨*•&#9835;&#9834; <BR> &#9834;&#9835;•*¨*•HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!¸&#9829; ¸¸.•*¨*•&#9835;&#9834; &#9834;&#9835;•¸¸&#9829; *•&#9835;&#9834; <BR> ¸&#9829; ¸¸.•*¨*... Sat, 16 Jul 2011 14:14:23 EST BACK IN THE DAY... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19209x50140x42996576 Alright...This one is everyone no matter how young or old! It can be about anything! <BR> <BR> BACK IN THE DAY.... <BR> <BR> What this is ...Tell us something you remember from your childhood...a story of way back when..OR <BR> <BR> You know the ones that were told by either your Mom or Dad....maybe a grandparent,great grandparent, a friend of the family,a relative...well you get the idea. <BR> <BR> <BR> Okay I will start this one off... <BR> <BR> I remember back in the day, before chil... Fri, 15 Jul 2011 01:17:19 EST DIABETES & FOOT CARE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50140x42989460 Putting Your Best Foot Forward <BR> By Mary Damiano <BR> Feet are one of the most important yet maligned parts of the body. They are our little chauffeurs, getting us where we want to go. They’re twin fashion statements, getting squeezed into trendy shoes no matter how high the heel or how narrow the toe. And they are our little scapegoats, because even as we try to do something good for the rest of the body, like walk or run, our feet still bear the brunt of abuse. <BR> <BR> While we should... Thu, 14 Jul 2011 16:52:34 EST THE DANGERS OF HEAT STROKE & EXHAUSTION!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x50140x42989341 Heat stroke is the most serious, but heat exhaustion is significant as well.The main thing is to prevent these things. <BR> <BR> The signs of heat exhaustion typically include heavy sweating, muscle cramps, headache, weakness, or pale and clammy skin. More serious cases can result in nausea or fainting. <BR> <BR> If these symptoms persist, medical care is needed. <BR> <BR> Heat stroke is diagnosed based on a body temperature of 103 degrees. The symptoms include dizziness; hot, dry skin wit... Thu, 14 Jul 2011 16:43:50 EST PAIN KILLERS LINKED TO STROKE & HEART ATTACK! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50140x42987162 DID YOU READ THIS IN THE HEALTH NEWS SECTION TODAY ON SPARK? <BR> <BR> MAKES US TAKE A GOOD LOOK AT WHAT WE ARE TAKING AND GIVING TO OUR LOVED ONES! <BR> <BR> <BR> Certain Painkillers May Raise Odds of Stroke, Heart Attack: Study <BR> NSAIDs, which include ibuprofen, aspirin and other meds, might hike risks for heart patients, researchers say <BR> <BR> <BR> THURSDAY, July 14 (HealthDay News) -- Heart disease patients with high blood pressure who take a class of painkillers called non-ste... Thu, 14 Jul 2011 14:11:00 EST NEED YOUR PRAYERS THIS IS URGENT ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50140x42851415 I let my drivers license run out by accident so i had to start all over. My husband is sick and won't be driving long so i took written test and passed but the manuverability test i have failed twice for some reason i can do it at home but when i get there i mess up ! I have failed it 2 times 4 times and you get your permit taken from you for 6 months and then you got to start all over with the written test ! I been driving 37 years and never had a wreck of a ticket i'm just not good at going... Thu, 7 Jul 2011 10:32:54 EST MANAGING AFFAIRS UNDER POWER OF ATTORNEY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50140x42768679 Managing Someone's Affairs under a Power of Attorney <BR> <BR> <BR> Let me clarify first that all cases are different. It is according to whether you are the only sibling, or close relative and no one will contest the fact that you have POA over your Loved One. <BR> <BR> Next it is very important to the amount of the estate and to the State you reside in, every State has different laws. <BR> <BR> Usually a quick call to the lawyer that drew up the POA will verify what needs to be done. Th... Sat, 2 Jul 2011 18:42:33 EST Silent Migraine http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19198x50140x42679120 Silent Migraine <BR> I HOPE THIS HELPS ANSWER SOME OF YOUR QUESTIONS ABOUT MIGRAINES WITHOUT PAIN. <BR> <BR> <BR> Although silent migraine is not recognized as a type of migraine by the International Headache Society, many patients are often told they are suffering from silent, or acephalgic, migraine. The terms silent migraine and acephalgic migraine are actually referring to an individual phase of a migraine attack. <BR> <BR> Silent migraine is not a separate type of migraine. The terms ... Mon, 27 Jun 2011 23:51:58 EST Coconut Boosts Brain Function http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x50140x42678743 I borrowed this from the 'NATURAL HEALTH USING HERBS,SUPPLEMENTS & <BR> VITAMINS TEAM' with premission from .EJHEINRICH1 Team Leader <BR> <BR> <BR> Coconut Boosts Brain Function <BR> <BR> The human brain needs a continual supply of fuel. When this continual supply is interrupted brain cells begin to die. In the short-term, this can cause symptoms such as headaches, brain fog, & tiredness. Long-term exposure to environments that deplete sources of brain fuel from effectively getting into t... Mon, 27 Jun 2011 23:29:27 EST What's In Your Bottled Water? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50140x42588421 I borrowed this from the 'NATURAL HEALTH USING HERBS,SUPPLEMENTS & <BR> VITAMINS TEAM' with permission from .EJHEINRICH1 Team Leader <BR> <BR> <BR> What's In Your Bottled Water? <BR> <BR> Bottled water is the fastest growing segment of the beverage industry with annual sales exceeding $11 billion. Bottled water companies have used slick marketing to convince the public that their water is cleaner and healthier to drink. Unfortunately, bottled water is not only hazardous to our health but ... Thu, 23 Jun 2011 00:40:22 EST Healthy Habit - Managing Stress http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19209x50140x42588356 <BR> I borrowed this from the 'NATURAL HEALTH USING HERBS,SUPPLEMENTS & <BR> VITAMINS TEAM' with premission from .EJHEINRICH1 Team Leader <BR> <BR> <BR> Healthy Habit - Managing Stress <BR> <BR> Chronic overstimulation of the sympathetic nervous system is often the consequence of our reaction to daily challenges. The result is similar to chronic inflammation, in that stress can contribute to diseases and disorders including: <BR> Cardiac arrhythmias <BR> Hypertension <BR> Immune suppress... Thu, 23 Jun 2011 00:35:17 EST Sip Away Your Stress http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19198x50140x42560398 I borrowed this from the 'NATURAL HEALTH USING HERBS,SUPPLEMENTS & <BR> VITAMINS TEAM' with permission from .EJHEINRICH1 Team Leader <BR> <BR> <BR> Sip Away Your Stress <BR> We all know how much stress can affect our health; what’s more difficult to understand is how we can combat it. One way to overcome stress is to incorporate more stress-relieving natural health foods into your routine. For a quick and easy breakfast, try slurping a vitamin-rich smoothie. Blend plain yogurt, orange juic... Tue, 21 Jun 2011 17:21:07 EST THE WONDERFUL BENEFITS OF APPLES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x50140x42545045 Apples are famously good for us. How often have you heard that "an apple a day keeps the doctor away"? Apples are delightfully crisp and juicy. Many varieties are available year-round. Unlike grapes or ripe bananas, apples stay firm in a backpack or purse, requiring no special protection. An apple makes an ideal after-school snack, requiring no preparation other than a quick wash. Baked into pies or cobblers, apples rank high among comfort foods. <BR> <BR> The nutritional standouts in apples... Mon, 20 Jun 2011 22:58:14 EST Info I have collected about Watermelon http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x50140x42518271 I borrowed this from the 'NATURAL HEALTH USING HERBS,SUPPLEMENTS & <BR> VITAMINS TEAM' with premission from .EJHEINRICH1 Team Leader <BR> <BR> Info I have collected about Watermelon <BR> <BR> Watermelons are an excellent source of several vitamins: vitamin A, which helps maintain eye health and is an antioxidant; vitamin C, which helps strengthen immunity, heal wounds, prevent cell damage, promote healthy teeth and gums; and vitamin B6, which helps brain function and helps convert protein ... Sun, 19 Jun 2011 17:06:11 EST Benefits of BLACKBERRIES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x50140x42493911 I borrowed this from the 'NATURAL HEALTH USING HERBS,SUPPLEMENTS & <BR> VITAMINS TEAM' with premission from .EJHEINRICH1 Team Leader <BR> <BR> <BR> Benefits of BLACKBERRIES <BR> <BR> Blackberries are among the richest fruits from nature’s nutritional bounty. Though they are primarily wild berries, they have been cultivated extensively in recent years, especially after their health benefits have been unearthed. For a while, these plants were considered as weeds! Hardly does anyone think s... Sat, 18 Jun 2011 00:49:39 EST Stop Stress from Killing You: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19198x50140x42475288 <BR> <BR> I borrowed this from the 'NATURAL HEALTH USING HERBS,SUPPLEMENTS & <BR> VITAMINS TEAM' with premission from .EJHEINRICH1 Team Leader <BR> <BR> I will be the first to admit I am not an expert on these topics, so I can't answer too many question, so if anyone has any questions on any of the aritcles you may forward your questions to E.J. on the Natural Heatlth Using Herbs,Supplements & Vitamins Team and she will be gald to answer any questions for you. <BR> <BR> <BR> Stop Stress... Fri, 17 Jun 2011 00:22:16 EST Benefits of STRAWBERRIES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x50140x42454806 This was borrowed from the NATURAL HEALTH USING HERBS,SUPPLEMENTS & <BR> <BR> I borrowed this from the 'NATURAL HEALTH USING HERBS,SUPPLEMENTS & <BR> VITAMINS TEAM' with premission from .EJHEINRICH1 Team Leader <BR> <BR> Thought it would be beneficial to our members. <BR> <BR> Benefits of STRAWBERRIES <BR> <BR> Strawberries are the most popular berries in the world. Whether it is their color or their succulence or their amazing taste, these berries are popular all over the world, eve... Wed, 15 Jun 2011 23:16:43 EST NEEDING TO VENT.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50140x42070146 Morning friends. <BR> I am really sad this morning. <BR> Today is our Anniversary of 23 years. <BR> Hubby coughed most of the night so will prob just spend it at home. <BR> Him sleeping most of the day again. <BR> Took him to dr yesterday and dr ordered a Upper GI Endoscopy June 16. <BR> Was really upset with dr making the statement It's only gonna get worstNOT any better. <BR> I bee tryin to keep hubby thining positive.... <BR> I sure didn't need that dr to make that statement.. <BR> I thin... Fri, 27 May 2011 08:15:58 EST Crazygagranny MIL has passed on http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50140x41991641 Barbara MIL has left and went to heaven this morning before 8am Mon, 23 May 2011 12:05:35 EST GUIDE FOR CHOOSING THE RIGHT NURSING HOME! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50140x41958068 GUIDE FOR CHOOSING THE RIGHT NURSING HOME <BR> <BR> <BR> This is a guide to assure you the best home for your loved one. Make sure you take into consideration your loved ones likes and dislikes, interests,hobbies,food likes,allergies,ect. <BR> <BR> Activities are very important in Nursing Homes so make sure the patients have things to keep their minds occupied. Make sure also when the weather is permissible their are attendants available to take them outside for fresh air. <BR> <BR> Is th... Sat, 21 May 2011 14:10:04 EST BREAKFAST CLUB http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19209x50140x41811336 Eating right in general is important to meet nutrition and dietary needs. Without the right diet, people can fall into bad health, losing hair, teeth and gaining weight and a poor complexion. What goes into the body can come out through the skin. Breakfast is hailed as the most important meal of the day, supplying energy to a body that has fasted during the night. Breakfast should be filling and nutritious to give vitamins and nutrients needed to start the day and meet dietary requirements.Wh... Fri, 13 May 2011 22:21:06 EST MESSAGE FROM THE SPARK GUY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50140x41811095 SPARKGUY <BR> Date: 5/13/2011 - 2:56 PM <BR> Subject: MAJOR Improvement to Nutrition Tracker Launching Monday! <BR> Message: Hello Community Team Members <BR> <BR> I'm back to give you a behind-the-scenes look at a major feature upgrade! On Monday we will launch a HUGE improvement to the Nutrition Tracker. <BR> <BR> Highlights include: <BR> * Everything for tracking foods will take place on one page that automatically updates as you move from one step to the next <BR> * There are severa... Fri, 13 May 2011 22:05:46 EST UPDATE; DEE'S MOM AND BRAVEONE'S MOM http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50140x41803326 I talked to Dee yesterday afternoon..I was not totally awake..so I am not too clear on all the details....but... <BR> I do know they were planning on transferring her Mom to a Trauma Center for the heart operation...but now after just speaking to Dee and getting an update: <BR> <BR> Her Mom was having breathing problems yesterday . They did a CAT Scan and it showed up spots on her pancreas.So they redid another CAT scan this morning and Dee is waiting for the results. Please keep them in yo... Fri, 13 May 2011 13:21:39 EST From crazygagranny please read http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50140x41751196 am only jumping on for a moment...Granny took a turn for the worse this morning. Her B/P has dropped and her pulse rate has dropped and is very irregular,her respiration has dopped very low, she is non-responsive, her skin is the color of pale talor and her lips are getting a bluish tint. <BR> <BR> I can feel the presents of the Lord in the room, I do feel her time is near,but only the Lord knows when. I know her body has stopped accepting food or liquids,so I do know the time is nearing cl... Tue, 10 May 2011 23:03:19 EST TIM NEEDS YOUR PRAYERS ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50140x41466827 Tim is in his 40's and has prostrate cancer . Infection set in and he is on life support and dialises he needs a miracle and we know who is in the miracle business ! PLEASE PRAY FOR THIS YOUNG MAN ! <em>304</em> Wed, 27 Apr 2011 03:34:56 EST This is good and definitely relevant... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50140x41346378 They are just words and I need to believe them. It's easy to say many times...just not easy to do. Maybe this song will comfort some of you. <BR> <BR> <link>youtu.be/OA3MSqufJP4 </link> <BR> <BR> Steve Wed, 20 Apr 2011 18:06:40 EST NERVOUS HIVES ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19198x50140x41144754 Anyone else dealt with nervous hives and got any suggestions how to cure them ? I have had these hives for months now and creams even for that just flames them up and they burn so bad . We got enough doctor bills i really hate to go to the doctor i went about 4 or 5 months ago and she subscribe a cream but it didn''t work . That was about 70 dollars or more for the dr appointment and cream for nothing but medicated powders help some cools it down and takes some of the itch out. I know it's ne... Mon, 11 Apr 2011 04:33:06 EST MY GOAL TODAY IS..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19198x50140x41110956 Today my goal is to stay positive! I will remind myself today that I if I smile and depend on the Lord I can live a positive life! <BR> <BR> What is your goal today...it can be anything from eating to sleeping..to exercise! You name it! Sat, 9 Apr 2011 09:40:15 EST ABC's of A Healthy Lifestyle http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19209x50140x41042687 Okay, we are going to play a game. We go through the alphabet in order and come up with the various ways of what a healthy lifestyle is or how we can make one. I'll start with the letter A. <BR> <BR> A - Attitude...to achieve anything we must have the proper attitude toward ourselves and that goal. <BR> <BR> Next person uses the letter B. <BR> Wed, 6 Apr 2011 08:00:19 EST 15 MINUTE MOTIVATION CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19196x50140x41042543 This is going to be a Self-Motivating Challenge. Everyday take at least 15 minutes for "ME" time! <BR> This is to motivate yourself. Read a book. Walk outside and look at the sky,birds,breath in the fresh air. <BR> We all need a few minutes everyday to re-group and to motivate ourselves. So this challenge is simple. What ever you do ..come back here and share with us. <BR> <BR> Today I took 15 minutes and sat on the swing and watched the clouds. It was so peaceful and beautiful! Wed, 6 Apr 2011 07:52:31 EST always thankful http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50140x40987706 I am so thankful for the crucifiction of Jesus at this special time of year that we call Easter. <BR> <BR> Let us keep our focus on the cross not on baskets, eggs, rabbits and candy. <BR> <BR> Let us be thankful for His willingly shed blood and the curtain that was rent and torn from top to bottom for us to be able to enter the Holy of Holies, the throne room of Father God at any time because we are now righteous as God is righteous because Jesus has paid the price for all of us. <BR> <B... Sun, 3 Apr 2011 20:56:33 EST CAPTAINMORGA AN2..SUPPORT FOR DH'S SURGERY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19196x50140x40942077 CAPTAINMORGAIN2..( Georgine) Please pray for Georgine and her husband today,as he goes in for hernia surgery. We hope and pray he has a speedy recovery. Fri, 1 Apr 2011 15:38:32 EST BRAVEONE'S HUSBAND'S SURGERY 4-1-11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19196x50140x40942005 BRAVEONE...Barb's husband went in for surgery today. Please remember them in your prayers and for a speedy recovery. Fri, 1 Apr 2011 15:34:55 EST NEED TO VENT OR YELL..DO IT...NO JUDGING!!!!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19198x50140x40899987 There is always times in the lives of a Care taker that things go BAD! Your loved one seems to <BR> "FREAK" out on you. You are the worse person in the world! You can do Nothing right! <BR> <BR> Oh Yes I have been there several times! And all we can do is take it... <BR> <BR> WELL NOT ANY MORE! YOU CAN COME HERE AND LET IT LOOSE! <BR> <BR> TELL US ALL ABOUT IT! Sometimes afterward we may all cry together or I have even laughed at myself on occasions. All according to the situation. <BR> ... Wed, 30 Mar 2011 18:21:59 EST 0309COOKIE'S MOM PASSED AWAY-PRAYERS NEEDED http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19198x50140x40888031 Now is the hardest time in a Caretakers journey. <BR> <BR> Please visit Cookies Page and send out support and prayers. <BR> <BR> Her message came in at 12:05 that she had lost her Mom. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=03<BR>09COOKIE </link> Wed, 30 Mar 2011 08:45:10 EST SPECIAL PRAYERS for 0309COOKIE'S MOTHER http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19198x50140x40865651 0309COOKIE's Mother is on hospice and is currently experiencing terminal congestion. Please send out prayers and support and motivation to our member. <BR> <BR> Link to her page; <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=03<BR>09COOKIE </link> Tue, 29 Mar 2011 09:16:56 EST DAWN'S MOM IS HAVING TOTAL HIP REPLACEMENT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19196x50140x40857785 Ideas,support, motivation for DAWN her mother goes in this month April for surgery. <BR> <BR> Then we all know there will be physical therapy and the long road back. We also know every case is different but we also know that so many ideas work for everyone. <BR> <BR> Dawn I would suggest to talk to the doctors ahead of time and find out about the PT and when and where it will be performed. Learn as much as you can about this. Will you be able to give the PT to your Mom once she is home? Ca... Mon, 28 Mar 2011 21:57:07 EST DID YOU GET YOUR EXERCISE IN TODAY? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19209x50140x40796903 Make sure you get your daily fitness in. To care for others we must make sure to keep ourselves healthy and strong! <BR> <BR> <em>319</em> <em>311</em> <em>135</em> Fri, 25 Mar 2011 21:48:52 EST DID YOU DRINK YOUR WATER TODAY? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19209x50140x40796871 Did you get your full amount of water or fluid in today? Don't get dehydrated. <BR> <BR> <em>274</em> <em>274</em> <em>274</em> <em>274</em> Fri, 25 Mar 2011 21:46:50 EST HOW DO YOU DEAL WITH STRESS? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19196x50140x40796810 Do you have a special plan for when you are stressed? A special hideaway? I know for myself if the day is really hectic and I feel the pressure building, I take 1-5 minutes, what ever I can grab and close my eyes and breathe deep and then slowly release. I do this for at least ten times. Then I keep my eyes closed and think of a place I would love to be, like a sunny beach. It is my mini vacation. <BR> It really helps. Sometimes I may have to take the second set of 10 , but it is worth it. Ve... Fri, 25 Mar 2011 21:42:48 EST TELL US ABOUT YOUR LOVED ONE.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x50140x40796643 Sharing our experiences not only helps us deal with the stress of our everyday lives,but also we can help one another with everyday challenges. <BR> Fri, 25 Mar 2011 21:33:42 EST DAILY LOG IN POINTS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50140x40796575 <em>347</em> I got 7 today! Fri, 25 Mar 2011 21:29:32 EST EMOTICON YOUR MOOD TODAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50140x40796562 <em>250</em> Fri, 25 Mar 2011 21:28:24 EST PRAYER REQUEST http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19198x50140x40793069 Anytime you need a prayer sent your way ..come and post for all to see. We will gather together and send prayers,support and motivation your way! <BR> <BR> <em>458</em> <em>247</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Proverbs 3:5-6 "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your paths". <BR> <BR> It is my prayer that God is blessing all of you in the little and big decisions that you make for yourselves and for your f... Fri, 25 Mar 2011 17:31:23 EST WATER http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19196x50140x40784885 Make sure you drink your water...and join the team goals..... <BR> <BR> <BR> Remember water is not only good for you,but when drinking an ice cold glass of water you burn more calories. It takes 1 calorie to raise 1 gram of water 1 degree Celsius. So drink away and lose! Fri, 25 Mar 2011 09:28:00 EST BACK PROBLEMS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19196x50140x40784239 Avoid Back Trouble <BR> <BR> Poor posture is among the leading causes of back stiffness. People with bad posture are customarily more at the mercy of issues of the back. So, simply maintaining a good posture could help you reduce your odds of going through back trouble considerably. To do that you must first be familiar with the factors that cause poor posture. <BR> It might be wounds or Health defects may also cause poor posture. There are plenty of aliments that may have an effect on the b... Fri, 25 Mar 2011 08:57:45 EST TELL US SOMETHING ABOUT YOU! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x50140x40784145 My name is Barbara and I am from South Georgia! I am looking forward to meeting and sending our prayers,support and motivation to all who are in need. Here's to a great start! <em>247</em> Fri, 25 Mar 2011 08:54:05 EST THE DOOR IS ALWAYS OPEN...LET'S CHAT! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50140x40784057 Hey! My name is Barbara. Come on in and make yourself at home. Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you. <BR> I am so glad you have joined our team! <BR> Feel free to speak and let me know how we may help you. <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> <em>247</em> <BR> Barbara Fri, 25 Mar 2011 08:50:23 EST