SparkPeople Each day is a fresh start - Keep it POSITIVE Team Messageboard Keeping our thoughts and actions POSITIVE will help move our life in the right direction. Join us as we focus on TODAY and live it with gratitude and hope! SparkPeople Each day is a fresh start - Keep it POSITIVE Team Messageboard New to team I am Sandy. I have been on SparkPeople off and on for years now. Recently back and looking for new ideas and new friends. I am all about the positve attitude and one day at a time mindset. <BR> I am down 59 lbs. from my highest weight and still have about 100 to go. Would love to hear from like minded people. Sun, 5 Jun 2016 19:37:05 EST April 2016 Chat - All-Aboard! Sorry, I am late getting a new chat thread started, but it has been a crazy-busy start to April for me! I hope that you all are well!! Stop by and let us know how you have been!! Mon, 4 Apr 2016 11:57:45 EST March 2016 Chat - Let's Move More this Month <BR> Welcome to March!! SPRING is just around the corner!! <em>378</em> <em>126</em> <em>184</em> <BR> <BR> They say March "Comes in Like a Lion and goes out like a Lamb!" If that is true, the poor lion is cold and wet here! <em>27</em> <em>257</em> I hope some of you are seeing some sun today!! <em>67</em> Tue, 1 Mar 2016 12:02:03 EST February 2016 Chat - finding time for FUN! Since we seem to have a "FUN" theme in our sticky's right now, I thought I would continue that for our February Chat thread!! <BR> Wishing you all a FABULOUS and FUN FEBRUARY!! <em>334</em> <em>247</em> Mon, 1 Feb 2016 11:40:59 EST Last letter starts new word! The last letter of the word will be the first letter in the next word <BR> <BR> kinD Tue, 5 Jan 2016 21:18:17 EST FUN streak whats yours ? New year new streaks for us to work on as we make this journey <BR> i know some teams aim for a 100 day streak . <BR> Lets set our goals at 28 days and see what we can do <BR> my streak is water water its a hard one for me in the winter. <em>91</em> Sun, 3 Jan 2016 18:47:39 EST List any successes here ........ ........ List any successes here ................ <BR> This is to encourage any types of victories ....... whether weight loss, clothes looser, or a bad habit broken and so forth ............. (I even listed a victory when someone asked me if I had been losing weight ............. COMPLIMENTS COUNT idea comes from fellow team mate Jan <BR> I love the idea a pace we can share a <em>244</em> respond to a team mates <em>244</em> <BR> Today's victory goes to Jan for helping us... Sun, 3 Jan 2016 16:22:09 EST January 2016 chat give yourself as a gift, today! <em>244</em> <em>411</em> 1-1-2016 A new beginning! A new way to look at our lives &amp; decide what is best for us, <em>91</em> <em>102</em> <em>550</em> <em>185</em> to move our worlds into the future the way we want! It IS time! <em>252</em> Fri, 1 Jan 2016 18:52:01 EST December Chat: Give yourself a Gift today!! Happy December!! <em>334</em> <BR> We spend a lot of time and energy thinking of, finding, making or buying the perfect gift(s) for those we love - and those to whom we may not love but feel obliged to give gifts... Sometimes we get so caught up in the business of the holidays that we can lose the spirit, and lose ourselves. <BR> <BR> Let's take the time to say "I love me" and give a gift to ourselves each day this month - spend a little time alone, call your best friend, soak in a bubbl... Tue, 1 Dec 2015 15:25:46 EST November Chat - What are you Grateful for Today?? Welcome to November!! It is a new month and the year is winding down. With Thanksgiving Day just around the corner, this is a great time to focus on Gratitude! <BR> <BR> Let me start us off - I am incredibly grateful for "Fall Back!" It is always great to get an extra hour of sleep!! Sun, 1 Nov 2015 08:18:19 EST I'm back. Hi everyone, I left for a while, but I'm back. I had a lot going on and had to take a break, but I'm happy to be back. Sat, 24 Oct 2015 20:44:43 EST October Chat - Enjoy the Autumn Sunshine!! “I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” <BR> &#8213; L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables <BR> <BR> Those are my sentiments exactly!! Thu, 1 Oct 2015 09:04:49 EST September Chat - How's your SPARK? To start our September discussion, how is your SPARK? Is your motivation burning bright, or is it time to reignite? Have you met your August goals and are beginning September SHINING? Tue, 1 Sep 2015 22:49:16 EST Hi I'm Marge from Wisconsin. I have been with Spark people on and off for a few years. I am happy to find this team and look forward to getting to know you. I hope we can share advice, motivation and support as well as friendship. Please feel free to stop by my Sparkpage and get to know me. <BR> <em>381</em> Sat, 8 Aug 2015 22:58:43 EST August Chat - Let's make this Month AWESOME!! It is the end of the summer - what are you doing to make the most of the remaining summer days? Sat, 1 Aug 2015 08:31:26 EST How has Sparkpeople Changed Your Life?---A-Z Post the ABC's of how SparkPeople has changed your life. <BR> <em>252</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> [This is a game I saw on another Spark Team! It was started by -WRKNG2ABTTRME-] <BR> <BR> Sat, 18 Jul 2015 11:13:18 EST new game summer things swimming Tue, 7 Jul 2015 16:29:55 EST summmer things Swimming Tue, 7 Jul 2015 16:26:40 EST July chat - Fight for Freedom From.... At least in the US, July is a time when we have our eyes on Freedom. Freedom is defined as: the power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants without hindrance or restraint. <BR> <BR> Sometimes our bad habits hold a power over us and keep us from being free to do what we want to, or do what we should do. <BR> <BR> Are there any habits you need to work to be freed from? Wed, 1 Jul 2015 08:17:39 EST It's JUNE - let's enjoy these summer days!! :) Let's ENJOY life this JUNE!! Our attitude goes a long way toward making this possible every day. Come visit this thread and let us know how you are Enjoying life this month!! Sun, 31 May 2015 20:25:19 EST a quoeto start the day What the caterpillar calls the end of the world the master calls a butterfly. Richard Bach <BR> <BR> <BR> I am capable I am strong If I believe in my self I can turn my dreams into a plan and my plan into reality <BR> Tue, 26 May 2015 21:53:59 EST quotes for the trail Fitness is not an option. It's part of my job. <BR> Alison Sweeney <BR> Exercise + you =– a happy feeling when you are done <BR> Sat, 16 May 2015 12:34:00 EST Did you know ??? A huge percentage of weight-loss success is mental. <BR> "Changing your lifestyle is a mental game, and your mindset is just as important as nutrition and exercise. There are so many times you need to fight through wanting to fail, give up or cry, but if your mind is in the right spot, you’ll get through those times." Erinn T. <BR> Thu, 14 May 2015 15:20:11 EST snack ideas that work you ideas please Thu, 14 May 2015 15:18:34 EST A to Z ... Places I Have Been Alaska for a cruise many years ago Thu, 14 May 2015 15:13:00 EST May 2015, this & that.... hi to our team! My update for today: <em>244</em> May <em>87</em> Pole day, let's dance!!!! <em>351</em> Time sure ZOOOOOMS! Lot's of work, today! <em>528</em> Tomorrow I go see Mom-in-Law to watch Kentucky Derby on her BIG screen, hats & all! Happy almost weekend, to ALL! <em>252</em> <BR> Fri, 1 May 2015 12:26:55 EST Grils names A to Z Angela Fri, 24 Apr 2015 12:19:39 EST Did you know ?? Did you know 40 million running shoes are sold each year <BR> The tip of the shoe lace is called a aglet from the old French that in turn came from the Latin the Latin Acus meaning needle <BR> They estimate that the average person spends 2 to 6 weeks of their life tying their shoes <BR> Oxygen accounts for two thirds of the mass of the human body <BR> <BR> Humans use about 145 gallons /550 liters of oxygen a day <BR> <BR> If all the alveoli / air sacks/ in the lungs were spread out they co... Fri, 24 Apr 2015 12:18:12 EST Grils names A tro Z Angela oops wrong place check in games Fri, 24 Apr 2015 12:12:21 EST Boys names A to Z Andy Fri, 24 Apr 2015 12:02:43 EST Did you know <em>106</em> An espresso has less caffeine than a cup of coffee <BR> <BR> A cup of drip brewed coffee has about 115 milligrams of caffeine, an espresso (and percolated coffee) about 80mg, while instant coffee has about 65mg of caffeine. Decaffeinated coffee is not totally caffeine free, containing about 3mg of caffeine. A 8oz can of Coca-Cola has about 23mg of caffeine, Pepsi Cola 25mg, Mountain Dew 36mg, and TAB 31mg. Tea has about 40mg of caffeine, while an ounce of chocolate contains ab... Sat, 18 Apr 2015 19:46:52 EST April - Time for Spring Cleaning! <em>125</em> <em>146</em> <em>87</em> <em>214</em> <em>184</em> <em>126</em> <em>374</em> <em>375</em> <em>376</em> <em>378</em> <BR> I love Spring! It is such a cheerful season with trees budding, flowers blooming, grass turning green again.... And it is time for Spring Cleaning! Let's take some time this month to de-clutter wherever we need it most! Tue, 31 Mar 2015 23:20:52 EST qoutes as we march into MArch March 1 <BR> “ “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Don’t complain.” ~Maya Angelou <BR> <BR> When friends tell you how awesome you look, drop the "I still have more to go" crap. You worked hard and you deserve the compliment! ~Jillian Michaels <BR> <BR> "I'm not telling you it's going to be easy - I'm telling you it's going to be worth it.” Art Williams <BR> Sun, 1 Mar 2015 01:49:21 EST Let's MOVE into MARCH! The month of March begins tomorrow. What will you be doing to make this month the best it can be? <BR> <BR> I am already starting to "Think Spring!" I am looking forward to moving my walks back to the outdoors!! <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Sat, 28 Feb 2015 15:54:30 EST Feb Quotes Ask yourself if what you’re doing today is getting you closer to where you want to be tomorrow. <BR> <BR> “Enjoy the journey . . . knowing that the shortest path isn’t always the best route.” Gail Lynne Goodwin <BR> <BR> <BR> Overcome each obstacle by never giving up and never giving in! . <BR> ~ Unknown <BR> happy Feb Sun, 1 Feb 2015 15:18:35 EST For the Heart in February <em>26</em> February is National Heart Month, so this month's chat thread theme is "For the Heart in February." We can take some time this month to talk about heart health - both the physical well-being and emotional well-being. <BR> <BR> <em>26</em> Here are some Heart Health conversation starters that I found. <BR> <link><BR>ry/health-conditions-and-diseases/hear<BR>t-health/heart-health-conversation-starters </link> <BR> <BR> <em>26</em> ... Sat, 31 Jan 2015 18:24:54 EST It Feb we have 28 day time to remember some day is not a date on the calendar our new team leader will be setting up our chat thread and will be our # 1 sticky note check it our and share with the team this thread will close once the chat thread is set up <BR> The Bloomsday site is note up yet Sat, 31 Jan 2015 15:48:08 EST The Poster Above Me . . . I will start the thread by making a prediction about the next person to post to this thread. The next person will respond with whether or not my statement is correct and then make a prediction of their own for the next person. <BR> <BR> The Poster Above Me enjoys playing games. <BR> Sun, 25 Jan 2015 09:01:32 EST What are you doing to make Jan a good one I made a check list and will be sharing my fitness each day <BR> tacking my lunches this month starting Jan 5 <BR> limiting pop to one a day in the past I could easily drink two or three a day <BR> share if you a Jan goal Sun, 4 Jan 2015 20:53:12 EST Jan quotes You can't wait for inspiration to you have to go after it Jack London <BR> We can do it let go team and start Jan out right. Sat, 3 Jan 2015 22:17:37 EST Go in January It's the last day of the year, a sad day in way. Looking back at events but we are. positive team so let's look forward. I am starting the new theme chat now, <BR> As I said its Go in January, where do you want to go ? What do you want to go from your life? Right now I am saying negativity can go from my life Welcome positivity , <BR> Do join I. And say what GO means to you to start the new year, best wishes to all . Irene Wed, 31 Dec 2014 08:17:29 EST Hold Steady in December It's incredible it's December already , lots going on this month. It's easy to get carried away and forget the main reason for Christmas, I am not here too Preach to you but remind you our theme is Hold Steady this month. Do not let the festivities go overboard, . <BR> I have a couple of events booked that involve food, planned menus too but I don't have to eat everything in sight, I would only regret it later, <BR> My life now feels,lonely at times with little conversation happening. I ho... Mon, 1 Dec 2014 02:09:56 EST Be ready in November I am choosing this theme in two teams I help with, I see the end of year as a looking back at our achievements and ignoring the let downs. We can plan now, maybe it's unrealistic to expect great new starts this time of year. But we can be getting ready for it. Ready for what? Whatever you like ? Ready for a new start, ready to dump something unproductive, <BR> Ready to plan and prepare now , great events all need planning. So iam getting ready in November, I have a few ideas but would... Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:40:20 EST What I am Thankful for <BR> Nov is around the corner Lets take a minutes and remember what we are Thankful for A to Z Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:27:30 EST OCTOBER OPTIONS Is the first of a new month a time to look ahead and chose what you will do this month. I know it's got holiday dates in for some. It's the start of cooler weather for some of us. <BR> You have choices or Options of what to do this month. I prefer choices to set challenges , we can choose which options to take . Do you want to do different exercises in cooler weather or will you opt to do what you always do? i have limited mobilty so my options are limited but I am looking at more home exerc... Tue, 30 Sep 2014 23:14:52 EST positive thought for the day I think I will start each day with a positive thought, <BR> Irene shared this idea today <BR> today she is thankful for books <BR> <BR> myself thankful for our freedom Thu, 11 Sep 2014 11:29:17 EST Question sept 4 to 10 What is your favorite music to work out to <em>38</em> Thu, 4 Sep 2014 20:38:07 EST This weeks question did you planet a garden this summer <BR> <BR> Mon, 1 Sep 2014 23:56:24 EST shopping lists from A to Z <BR> apples Mon, 1 Sep 2014 23:53:48 EST Step into September I hope you will look at this new chat room and note the name. <BR> Step into, can mean many things . So please work out what you need to step into or out if even. <BR> What's negative in your life ! What do you want to do more of, physical or mental? you may want to do actual steps , you may want to step into reading a book a month? Only you know. <BR> For myself I am taking the team name as my motto and stepping away from negative thought and people, I want and need to be positive . <... Mon, 1 Sep 2014 02:14:51 EST Question of the week Its the end of Aug already and time to get our Sept Spark plan in place what is on your to do list to get healthy in Sept ??? Sun, 24 Aug 2014 14:38:30 EST GIVE A SPARKGOODIE! Post something positive here, and then give a spark goodie to the last person who posted on this thread. I will start. <BR> <BR> Just because you can't see your wings, doesn't mean you can't fly. We are born to F-L-Y !!!!!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun, 24 Aug 2014 07:27:21 EST let visit its Aug Aug already and my goal of 10 pounds gone by class reunion did not happen i had a few wandering in circles days on the trail did stay in the 150's ( not far into them 158) I fit into the short outfit for the picnic . going to another shirt to the Mass and brunch some how the one i planned to wear has a tear in it. The new top i got for our Seattle trip will work fine and its as MED when the summer started i was in EX large from Kohl's and now a Med fits great Have a spark salad planned to t... Thu, 7 Aug 2014 17:28:44 EST todays quote s back going to start sharing a daily quote again if you have one please feel free to share <BR> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 19:58:41 EST share a quote IT'S NOT ABOUT HOW GOOD YOU ARE BUT HOW BAD YOU WANT IT!! 7/3 Thu, 3 Jul 2014 20:31:32 EST Happy July share your journey <em>213</em> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 10:04:07 EST Join in June May is fast ending , I see June as a fresh month a start of summer in some places , a blooming month . In another team where I co lead as I do here I set up the chat room with a Join in June theme , . It seems popular so I would like to encourage the theme here, <BR> Join in, can mean many things. <BR> join in a chat on here, j <BR> Look what is a available on the team to join in. <BR> Make your own challenge and maybe ask others to Join in. <BR> It doesn't have to be physical but can be.... Fri, 30 May 2014 01:59:10 EST May's Quotes “The heart that forgives embraces all things and overflows with unconditional love.” Mimi Gabriel Thu, 8 May 2014 22:42:03 EST summer things we like to do picnics Wed, 7 May 2014 12:10:57 EST May questions of day are back <BR> 5/7 <BR> Do you have your May in place ???????????????? Wed, 7 May 2014 12:02:41 EST Move into May chat room Sorry I have neglected this team lately , I thought we had a May chat thread, I am still trying to negotiate round.the new lay out on Sparks.i can't see yet how to make this a sticky topic I <BR> It's been a quiet May so far but I have started to do more exercise and keeping track of it . <BR> Yesterday we had problems with our TV set. My dh is lost without his constant companion of tv. I sent an SOS to our grandson Jake who is a technical wizard, he called in in his way home from work and... Tue, 6 May 2014 19:59:06 EST Share your day and a quote April Hi team here is our new visiting thread and share a quote with the team each day Fri, 11 Apr 2014 17:50:19 EST Question of the Day Since April is often time many of us do Spring Cleaning <em>542</em> <em>374</em> <em>376</em> I thought it was time for spring here too . i decided to bring back the question of the day. ask and see how many team mates have quotes they want to share with the team. The chart thread will continue but you can also share your none scale victories here that way you don't have go to another thread to share your victory. Paula is still sharing her thou... Fri, 11 Apr 2014 11:02:36 EST hello all my name is Rose. my goal is to lose 15lbs. <BR> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 19:29:32 EST Words ending in ing Spring Sat, 8 Mar 2014 15:04:22 EST share how you feel today with and Icon <em>250</em> Sat, 8 Mar 2014 15:02:39 EST Sparkgoodie! Thank you for the sparkgoodie from the team for my sparkpoints. <BR> <BR> I hope everybody has a fun and healthy weekend! Fri, 21 Feb 2014 22:25:25 EST Happy Valenines day everyone Friendship isn't a big thing - it's a million little things. ~Author Unknown <BR> There are big ships and small ships. But the best ship of all is friendship. ~Author Unknown <BR> A friend is one of the nicest things you can have, and one of the best things you can be. ~Douglas Pagels <BR> A single rose can be my garden... a single friend, my world. ~Leo Buscaglia <BR> <BR> Friends are like walls. Sometimes you lean on them, and sometimes it's good just knowing they are there. ~Author... Thu, 13 Feb 2014 22:06:05 EST qustions for Jan to Feb 28 1/28 do you use quotes to help you on the journey ?? Tue, 28 Jan 2014 22:29:43 EST quotes and more quotes Food is not the "boss" in my life. I am stronger than the temptation of any food. - Richard Simmons <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> 1/29/2014 Tue, 28 Jan 2014 22:24:44 EST Sparkgoodie! Thank you for the sparkgoodie, from the team, for my fitness minutes, Fran! <BR> <BR> I hope everybody has a great week! Mon, 27 Jan 2014 22:30:06 EST Oustions of the day 1/24 to 2/28 Are you working on your Feb goals and reviewing how you did in Jan. <em>38</em> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 15:50:08 EST Chapter one Jan Jan is flying by how is your plan going ? its never to late to start or write a new one please share how you are doing you can just show us using a emoticon <BR> thanks Sat, 18 Jan 2014 17:03:18 EST team goals ??????????? Checking to see if team mates have a team goal they would to work on as team <BR> we have get our water in each day <BR> 'No pop <BR> huddle each day <BR> anyone have a new idea for the team to work on? Sat, 4 Jan 2014 12:09:09 EST Good morning Share thought how is day going Happy New Year we have a new book with empty pages 362 pages ! here is where we can visit and share our get support along the trail a place to get to know each other <BR> and don't forget to stop by Paula's thoughts you will really enjoy these each day. you can let her know how much you like them on the thread called Paula's thoughts but share your here please <BR> <em>304</em> Fri, 3 Jan 2014 22:16:42 EST Don't miss Paulas thoughts for the day <em>244</em> <em>104</em> <em>244</em> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> I am excited to announce that song bird Paula has accepted my request to share her thoughts here each day this is her place to share the thought of the day. don't miss these they will get our day off to a positive start <BR> i have copied a few to remind us how great they are i they get your day off to positive start like they do mine Thank you so much Paula for doing this for the team. <BR> <em>227<... Fri, 3 Jan 2014 12:52:20 EST any sparky questions have a question for the journey to good health post it here and check back to see and see how our team mates do it Sat, 28 Dec 2013 09:04:26 EST have a qustion to help you along the journey Instead of a ? of the day thought if any one has a question and needs tips for the journey they can ask them here and teams will share how they handle the issue <BR> Sat, 28 Dec 2013 08:41:03 EST Sparkgoodie! Thank you for the sparkgoodie from the team, for my birthday yesterday, Fran. <BR> I had a really fun day, DH and I went Christmas shopping. We bought the rest of the presents, so everybody is done. <BR> I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas! Fri, 20 Dec 2013 08:33:19 EST Sparkgoodie! Thank you for the team Sparkgoodie, Fran! I hope everybody has a great day! Wed, 18 Dec 2013 08:58:52 EST QOD 11/30 How are your Dec Spark plans going hard to believe Sunday is Dec 1 and Thursday is my Birthday so need to get a healthy plan in place. the 5 k was great yesterday. took me a l little over and hour to complete Sat, 30 Nov 2013 01:16:14 EST QOD 11/19 for those of us entering into the winter time do you find it harder to get your water in each day. do you count the tea and coffee? Tue, 19 Nov 2013 00:44:35 EST Question for Sunday Monday On our new start page do you like the feature give bonus point for the teams. I got 50 for our team on Saturday <em>104</em> Sun, 17 Nov 2013 17:06:54 EST Sparkgoodie! Thank you for the sparkgoodie from the team, Fran. <BR> <BR> I hope everybody has a great weekend! Fri, 15 Nov 2013 21:51:55 EST Sparkgoodie! Thank you for the team sparkgoodie, Fran! <BR> <BR> I hope everybody has a great November! <BR> <em>247</em> <BR> Fri, 1 Nov 2013 12:55:56 EST Sparkgoodie! Thank you for the sparkgoodie from the team, Fran! <BR> <BR> I hope everybody is having a great weekend! Sat, 26 Oct 2013 17:15:33 EST Transformation is a Constant I finally get it...I'm important and I need to take care of myself for me. I recently (3 months ago) up rooted my life and move 900 miles away from "home." I cut myself from negativity and dread in exchange for happiness and peace within myself. I went from eating fast food 2-3 times a day, sodas daily, no exercise; to an organic mostly vegetarian lifestyle and working out 5-6 days a week. I feel great about myself now, I feel I can continue to move forward in this journey of a health lif... Thu, 24 Oct 2013 19:46:02 EST quotes for the Day Happiness is not a fitness goal it is a by product of taking care of your self <BR> Believe you can achieve your fitness goals and you are half way there <BR> Mon, 14 Oct 2013 23:51:32 EST ???? for 10/12 1. What are you tips to avoid the candy section at the store during Halloween? this is one I find i need help with since they have put the candy by the produce <em>198</em> Sat, 12 Oct 2013 12:28:23 EST Sparkgoodie! Thank you for the pumpkin sparkgoodie from the team, Fran! <BR> <BR> I hope everybody is having a great weekend! Sat, 28 Sep 2013 01:19:44 EST Look at books I thought it best to have a separate thread as not everyone wants to talk of books ! <BR> To get it going, can anyone who likes to read drop in. <BR> Tell us what you are reading currently? <BR> Or want to read? <BR> Do you read real books or electronic books!? <BR> Do you use a public library? <BR> <BR> Please join in Ree <em>149</em> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 03:43:45 EST QOD9/25 What was the last healthy choice you made? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 00:16:49 EST QOD 9/23 What is the number one change you want to make in the next month ? Mon, 23 Sep 2013 09:48:57 EST QOD 9/22 Now that fall is here and the weather is cooling off do you have problems getting your water in each day? <BR> <em>91</em> <BR> <BR> I am finding it harder any hints Sun, 22 Sep 2013 14:32:13 EST QOD 9/21 Hard to believe that today its Sept 21 already and time to think of our Oct spark goals. <BR> Have you come up with some goals for Oct? <em>38</em> <em>213</em> Sat, 21 Sep 2013 11:33:34 EST say something positive to the team Success is the sum of small efforts repeated day in and day out <BR> Life has two rules: #1 Never quit and #2 Always remember #1" <BR> Sat, 21 Sep 2013 00:03:09 EST ??? of the day while I am on vacation <BR> here are the QOD for 9/11 to 9/19 enjoy <BR> <BR> <BR> 9/11 What goals and dreams do you have? <BR> <BR> 9/12 What are three top qualities you look for in a friend <BR> <BR> 9/13 . What activities make you lose track of time? <BR> <BR> 9/14 What makes you smile <BR> <BR> 9/15 What impact do you want to have on the people around you? <BR> <BR> <BR> 9/16 What helps you hold on to hope and determination when time... Tue, 10 Sep 2013 09:18:26 EST sept 10 to days question Today's question <BR> . What makes you feel secure hiking the Spark high way? <BR> <BR> The healthy information you find and the site and the support from team mates and spark friends. to know that its O Kay to to slip up and no one will make you feel bad like other weight loss programs do at times. Tue, 10 Sep 2013 09:04:09 EST QOD 9/9 todays Question is What motivates you to be your best? Mon, 9 Sep 2013 01:40:24 EST daily visit and sharing of our day I hope this thread will become a fun and lively place where we share and visit with each other. <BR> Our co team leader Irene has shared she is not able to be on Spark much right now due to family healthy issues . reports she is fine just dealing with family who are not doing well. you can see her not in the its Friday thread that is where the idea of retrying a daily chat thread came back to me. so here we go <BR> <BR> Take a deep breath pick your self up dust off and go... Sat, 7 Sep 2013 12:57:24 EST Sat 9/7 QOD 1. What is your favorite sound? <BR> <BR> Jim Brickman during quiet me time <BR> Sat, 7 Sep 2013 12:40:29 EST good Friday team mates Good morning team as always hope you are a a supper day on the <BR> Spark trail. trying to get ready for my vacation .I leave in six days (9/11) so off to do a few errands now that i have checked a few things off my to do list for chores. back to visit after my errands mall walk and gym visit <em>213</em> Fri, 6 Sep 2013 15:17:07 EST QOD are you Moving on the trail 9/6 What get you moving each day as you journey the Spark trail? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Whether you think you can or you can't, you're right!" (Henry Ford) <BR> Ask yourself if what you're doing today is getting you closer to where you want to be tomorrow. <BR> Thu, 5 Sep 2013 23:32:21 EST Great blog I had to smile after asking my question on Blogs i say one pass by as was working here it was was my co leader Irene its a must read. You can reach her page by clicking on you name on the team leader section once on her page click on the blog titled IT sneaked upon me. Wed, 4 Sep 2013 00:14:23 EST sept 4 qod How often do you write a blog? <BR> I try to at least one time a month but new goal for me is to do two to three a month not always very wordy but it will show me how I am doing and catching those NSV on paper and remind me I am more than a number on the scales. Tue, 3 Sep 2013 23:22:11 EST Welcome new tream mates Welcome to all our new members and so glad you chose to join our team as we head to a new healthy lifestyle. Always remember we are so much more than the numbers the scales stops on. remember to watch for the NSV Non scale victories . hope every one has a great Sept. <BR> Hello to our seasoned team mates too hope you are having a safe trip and enjoy meeting our new team mates to the hiking trail. <BR> “Today you are you, that is truer than true. <BR> There is no o... Mon, 2 Sep 2013 23:33:08 EST QOD 9/3 What is your favorite fall veggie ? and how do your fix it? Mon, 2 Sep 2013 23:24:56 EST Sept 3 this and that Boy three days into the month hard to believe that the long week end is over and so many are busy getting the gardens ready for fall . Mine was not very good this summer. my peppers and cucumbers carrots never came. the weeds grew well how ever. Hope everyone is ready with their Sept plan i have mine going to work on increasing the loops at mall each day and get to the four days a week. and get get back to the Question of the day I would love to have my team mates Spar... Mon, 2 Sep 2013 23:23:40 EST Sept ! happy Sunday Are your ready for a new month and new challenges? Sat, 31 Aug 2013 23:58:43 EST QOD Aug 31 Are you ready for the hike on the Sept trail ? share f you want to or just say Yes / No <BR> “Today you are you, that is truer than true. <BR> There is no one alive who is Youer than You.” <BR> &#8213; Dr. Seuss, <BR> You'll be on your way up! <BR> You'll be seeing great sights! <BR> You'll join the high fliers <BR> who soar to high heights.” <BR> &#8213; Dr. Seuss <BR> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 23:07:54 EST TGIF any week end plans none tired and its still Thursday in my time zone busy day in the yard see you tomorrow Fri, 30 Aug 2013 01:30:42 EST happy thurday team aug 29 Hope everyone has a great day remember <BR> No one ever drowned in sweat. <BR> since its still wed i will return on Thurs. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Hope the eye appointment went well.Roma i agree it like it when it stay light longer too. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Carrie that to do list can get so long some days. hope its shorter <BR> <BR> <BR> Lisa sorry the little one was so early but good use of you time ! <BR> Thank you for the great quotes added them to my growing col... Thu, 29 Aug 2013 01:10:32 EST Its Wed and hump day whats up at your house nothing yet its still Tues. in my time zone just want it up for my friends in all the other time zones a head of mine Happy Wednesday team Wed, 28 Aug 2013 01:43:41 EST Qod 8/28 Do you buy per-packaged salads or veggies for convenience? If you do, do you wash them before putting them in the serving bowl? Tue, 27 Aug 2013 22:30:49 EST Tuesday It's been a good day so far. I'm on a 2 week vacation from school, I've got a lot done this morning already, and my 5 year old daughter didn't cry today when I dropped her off at Pre-K. I talked to my Mom who lives in Florida now, (I'm in Nebraska) and she is going to be here on September 4th. I am glad I will get to see my Mom and Dad again soon. <BR> <BR> I have been reading positive quotes this morning. I even added an inspirational quote to my signature here. <BR> <BR> I hurt my back ... Tue, 27 Aug 2013 11:17:17 EST ? for aug 27 What are you doing to reach your goal today? Tue, 27 Aug 2013 01:46:15 EST New Member I feel I completely lack the ability to be positive. I am the most negative person I know. But I want to be positive, and to feel better, to help me reach my goals in life. And I'm sure I will be a lot more fun to be around if I'm more positive. <BR> <BR> I'm 42, married and a Mom to a 5 year old girl. I have 50 lbs to lose, and I want to redo my lifestyle. I want to quit smoking, eat healthy, and exercise more. <BR> <BR> I want to be able to keep up with my 5 year old. I want to feel bet... Tue, 27 Aug 2013 01:26:28 EST Tuesday is here are you ready Hard to believe we are at the end of the month already.Seems like yesterday we were making our Aug goals. its now time to think what we want to do in Sept. it was a busy but fun Monday a trip to cost co cleaning up the yard from the storm last night. lots of pine cones thank fully nothing more serious some neighbors had entire trees come down. Racey didn't the thunder and lightening. poor fur baby. Tue, 27 Aug 2013 00:42:32 EST Happy Monday what are you doing 8/26 taking Racey for a walk and yard clean up after our storm last night pine cones <BR> every where ! no real damage here but trees are down in around the city and power outages in places. going to Cost Co my cousin is the member back latter Mon, 26 Aug 2013 09:54:51 EST Happy sunday team aug 25 For some of our team mates it Sunday make it a good one what are you doing today <BR> <BR> if you start now you will start seeing results a day earlier then if you wait until tomorrow so start today. <em>381</em> Sun, 25 Aug 2013 00:05:45 EST Sat are you ready ? what you are you doing 8/24 cutting the grass and going to the gym. Sat, 24 Aug 2013 00:19:38 EST its the week end anything fun going on Just yard work here and washing the car. and planning my Sparky meals for the coming week. hope everyone has a great day and week end . Fri, 23 Aug 2013 10:46:31 EST Good Day its Thursday what's new 8/22 Ree <BR> hope you now are enjoying your new chairs and had time to work on your hobby. <BR> News from Fran <BR> Its another warm day here and it going into the 90 s and then rain and lightening which we don't need we could use the rain but the lightening is not good for all the forest fires we have going. did some hedge trimming they look funny since i did what i could reach with out a ladder since i don't like ladders and not when i am alone. now getting some sparking and team ... Thu, 22 Aug 2013 14:01:45 EST My plan to day is get out side and walk be its 90 degrees out side and get my water in Thu, 22 Aug 2013 10:43:43 EST its Wed how is your day <em>104</em> Wed, 21 Aug 2013 13:42:23 EST Share a NSV no mindless eating after dinner to night Wed, 21 Aug 2013 00:54:44 EST Just for Today i am I am going to do a extra loop at the mall. Wed, 21 Aug 2013 00:48:03 EST Qod Aug 21 What is your Favorite summer food you will miss ? <BR> Water melon and other fresh fruits . Wed, 21 Aug 2013 00:46:18 EST Bucket list QOD Auig 19 Do you have a bucket list? any thing interesting on your list? <BR> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 12:27:35 EST Water ? for QOD Do you drink flavor water plain water or add sliced fruit to your water? <BR> <BR> I do a little of all three to change things up a bit. Sun, 18 Aug 2013 00:03:10 EST QOD Aug 11 Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try <BR> what are you going to try this week? Sat, 10 Aug 2013 23:01:52 EST QOD 8/8 I used to think exercise was________________, but now I think it's________________. <BR> no fun and hard some thing i enjoy Thu, 8 Aug 2013 00:06:12 EST QOD aug 5 I'm proud of what I did yesterday did not give in and stop for fast food Sun, 4 Aug 2013 23:46:31 EST QOD 4/4 When I feel a binge coming on, I Sat, 3 Aug 2013 22:47:03 EST QOD 8/2 Hope everyone has their Aug plan written and posted where you can see it <BR> if not its not to late <BR> My mid-afternoon pick-me-up is _________! Thu, 1 Aug 2013 23:04:32 EST QOD Aug 1 Do you prefer canned or frozen veggies, fruits, <BR> <BR> Thu, 1 Aug 2013 00:53:14 EST Sparkgoodie! Thank you, Fran, for a team goodie! <BR> I hope you all have a wonderful Thursday! Wed, 31 Jul 2013 23:48:03 EST Sparkgoodie! Thank you, Fran for the sparkgoodie from the team for my fitness minutes! <BR> <BR> I hope everybody has a great day! Wed, 31 Jul 2013 00:57:56 EST QOD 7/29 what made you smile yesterday Mon, 29 Jul 2013 01:11:50 EST QOD 7/28 Do you like Quinoa?? Do you have a recipe you want to share? Sat, 27 Jul 2013 23:08:04 EST QOD 7/27 What are you doing today to get started on the spark trail Sat, 27 Jul 2013 01:00:04 EST to day positive thing for me what is one positive thing you want to do today ? Thu, 25 Jul 2013 23:30:05 EST QOD 7/26 <BR> For true successes( on the spark trail) <BR> <BR> ask yourself these four questions: Why? Why not? Why not me? Why not now? James Allen <BR> <BR> July blew by like the fire works do on the 4th we wait hours for the Fire Works show and it over in flash. Its time to think how July went on the spark trail. Now its time to sit down and get our Aug plan in place found a great Quote which I plan to use thought i would share it with my team mates. do you sit each mo... Thu, 25 Jul 2013 23:25:46 EST QOD 7/19 <BR> What are your Favorite Cooking Tools? Fri, 19 Jul 2013 00:14:27 EST QOD 7/17 The new thread is up lets chat have you stopped by to join in yet ? <BR> <BR> Starting tomorrow I have our daily chat sticky note #1 and QOD will move to note #2 <BR> thanks and join in the fun sharing and supporting each other and help get us get a positive start to our day and keep it going throughout the day stop by any time morning noon night even in the middle of the might like our friend Irene often dose. Wed, 17 Jul 2013 15:07:15 EST Daily vists and chat Hi team <BR> Thought this would be a fun way to get to know each other as we travel the Spark trail together <BR> It a warm day here going to get into the 90's so heading to the gym once i finish here and the Dryer goes off. did some gardening today in May I planted 6 Tomato plants they are hug but only one planet has Tomatoes on it and then only two tiny green ones. and one I have one green pepper our three green pepper plants so i am not a green thumb gardener. working on ... Tue, 16 Jul 2013 14:19:19 EST QOD 7/16 Looks like we that includes ME are not up a challenge I think summer is a hard time to do a challenge with so many activities going on. <BR> I came up with another idea would you like to a a daily chat a place we pop in share how we are doing. Share our daily actives just visit and get to know each other better. <BR> I Just started the thread join fun <em>213</em> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 14:11:17 EST QOD 7/15 Do you drink flavored water? <BR> Yes sometime its helps me get over 8 glasses <BR> took flavor packets with me to a family gathering yesterday it was a hit . <BR> <BR> <BR> A spark friend sent me some great information on water I copied and pasted it in our tips for healthy Sparking check it out Sun, 14 Jul 2013 23:37:23 EST OD 7/13 How do you approach weight loss while on vacation ?? Sat, 13 Jul 2013 00:39:05 EST QOD 7/12 What do you eat in very hot weather? <BR> I like to make a chicken salad add water melon and grapes cantaloupe Fri, 12 Jul 2013 01:01:24 EST QOD 7/11 What is your biggest weight loss hurdle? <BR> I have several but the two biggest <BR> watching my salt intake <BR> not over doing my snacks at night before bed Wed, 10 Jul 2013 22:55:16 EST did you know ??????? changes are coming to tracker if we want to make the change i tried add the link twice and failed but they are going to make the in a blog this week watch for it sorry tried but failed to get it to work. Wed, 10 Jul 2013 02:09:18 EST Wed have a good day every one <BR> Had problems add a link about the changes coming sorry team Wed, 10 Jul 2013 02:01:58 EST QOD 7/10 : I am going to make today GREAT by____________. Wed, 10 Jul 2013 01:37:06 EST tips for the day on the Spark Trail I thought it would be fun to have a thread where can share tips with each other as we travel the Spark trail and have them all in once spot so instead of calling it did you know i named it tip of the day feel share. Please join in and share your tips. <BR> To get stared I added this one again here to get the thread going . <BR> <BR> Freshen Apples <BR> <BR> Mix 3/4 cup of lemon juice with a gallon of water to dip cut apples into and keep them from bro... Tue, 9 Jul 2013 10:17:34 EST QOD 7/9 Fill in the blank: If I were a fruit, I would be a__________ <BR> <BR> time for a silly question <BR> <BR> a Banana since its mine and Racey's favorite fruit <em>334</em> Tue, 9 Jul 2013 00:57:54 EST 7/8 QOD Do you write a note to yourself about something POSITIVE you did today for YOURSELF. Before going to bed at night? <BR> just started Sunday Mon, 8 Jul 2013 00:05:32 EST Did you know 7/7??? Did you know? One cup of coffee depletes approximately one glass of water from the body. How many do you have a day? <BR> ----------------------------------------<BR>----------- <BR> ------ Squeezing fresh lemon into your water twice per day is a metabolic booster that is helpful for weight loss but is also a powerful detoxifier! do you use lemon in your water? <BR> Sun, 7 Jul 2013 16:21:26 EST QOD 7/7 Good morning team have you seem the challenge for July ? <BR> <BR> If you have a idea for Aug let me know if you want to do this again to keep on track that would be good they say it takes a while to make a new habit <em>213</em> Sat, 6 Jul 2013 21:32:29 EST did you know ??????? this about Vinegar Disinfectant: A natural antibacterial, vinegar makes a great base for any nontoxic cleaning solution. For an all-purpose disinfecting solution, dilute 1 part vinegar in 4 parts water and use anywhere germs are found, such as counter tops, keyboards, shared phones, doorknobs and remote controls. Vinegar teams up with a little baking soda to re-incarnate into enough forms to clean your entire house. <BR> <BR> 2. Toilet Bowl Cleaner: Clean, disinfect and deodorize your toilet by pouring 1 cup o... Sat, 6 Jul 2013 14:20:18 EST July challenge July 7 to July 31 <em>230</em> <em>227</em> <em>303</em> <BR> <BR> Remember to copy and paste your own list Copy the short list using cut and paste and you are set to join the fun <BR> each day you complete the task put a <em>248</em> by the day at the end of the week total at the checks together at the end of July add them all up <BR> the last week is 11 days I know but just wanted the challenge to last a month and see if its something we want to continue. ... Sat, 6 Jul 2013 13:55:02 EST July Challenge? <BR> working on a challenge for us for July its coming soon so check back its simple and easy Sat, 6 Jul 2013 11:58:50 EST QOD 7/6 7 Fill in the blank: My relationship with food can be best described as:_____________________. <BR> <BR> Challenging some days Fri, 5 Jul 2013 22:40:01 EST Question of the Day Ideas? Please post a question you would like to see here on our team QOD thread <BR> <BR> earn a goodie when its posted . <em>38</em> <em>10</em> <BR> IF you have a idea for a team challenge share your ideas would we like to have a thread where we just visit and share our day? its you team and i am open to ideas you have about what you want from the team to help you on this hike to a healthy life style. Fri, 5 Jul 2013 09:42:20 EST Happy day after the 4th QOD Weight loss is like Driving if you ever Veer off the road <BR> Make a u turn and head back in the right direction <BR> <BR> <BR> Happy day after the 4th of July everyone <BR> What are 3 things you were grateful for yesterday ....... <BR> <BR> 1. Spark friends <BR> 2 a free country <BR> 3 a garage door that that works <BR> <BR> Sorry I did not get this up in time for everyone yesterday . Thu, 4 Jul 2013 14:19:40 EST information for a team mate for some reason the link did not work Wed, 3 Jul 2013 00:40:47 EST QOD 7/3/13 How often do you weigh yourself? Tue, 2 Jul 2013 21:54:08 EST OD 7/2 Any plans for the 4th of July and for our Canadian friends what fun thing did you do for Canada Day Tue, 2 Jul 2013 01:09:26 EST Sparkgoodie! Thank you for the sparkgoodie from the team for my fitness minutes and for my blogs! <BR> <BR> I hope everybody has a great week! Mon, 1 Jul 2013 19:31:34 EST QOD 7/1 1. What is your most common slip up food? <BR> <BR> <em>232</em> Sun, 30 Jun 2013 23:14:18 EST QOD 6/30 Fill in the blank: To me, "being fit" means <BR> being able to walk and work out with out getting short of breath Sat, 29 Jun 2013 23:19:46 EST QOD 6 /29 Do you have your July plan in place hard to believe that Monday I July 1 <em>213</em> Sat, 29 Jun 2013 17:12:25 EST QOD 6/28 Do you make an appointment on your calendar to exercise? <BR> <BR> yes I do Thu, 27 Jun 2013 23:38:45 EST QOD 6/27 1. What do you do when you get the Late- Night Munchies? <BR> <BR> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 01:31:28 EST QOD 6/26 Do you take at least 15 minutes of "ME TIME" daily <BR> <BR> Yes and I look forward to that time everyday . <em>204</em> <em>282</em> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 00:22:32 EST 6/24 Qustion - Alphonse I am thankful that throns have roses" <BR> What are you thankful for ? Mon, 24 Jun 2013 20:37:20 EST QOD 6/23 <link><BR>st=the_towel_workout_makes_toning_easy </link> <BR> <BR> Have you tried the towel work out its great added a link enjoy Sun, 23 Jun 2013 00:47:59 EST QOD 6/22 how close are to your 8 glasses of water ? its 3:30 pacific time <em>334</em> Sat, 22 Jun 2013 18:38:13 EST QOD 6/21 It the First day of summer and a new season <BR> Name one good thing you will do for you to day <BR> <BR> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 00:29:33 EST QOD 6/20 do you use a food scales? and if yes do you weight the meat before its cooked ? <BR> <BR> <BR> i going to start using one but not sure what is better to weight it before its cooked or afterwards. Thu, 20 Jun 2013 00:43:33 EST QOD 6/19 What's for lunch today? Wed, 19 Jun 2013 00:47:45 EST QOD /18 1. I am grateful for___________ because _______________. <BR> <BR> I am grateful for my Spark friends because they are supportive of me on my journey . <em>304</em> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 23:14:18 EST QOD 6/17 What do you want to accomplish by this time next week? <BR> <BR> to have tracked my meals from 6/17 to 6/22 Mon, 17 Jun 2013 00:51:36 EST QOD 6/16 1. Will you keep your old, too-big clothes as a reminder of how far you've come with your weight loss? Or will you get rid of them for good? Sat, 15 Jun 2013 22:45:48 EST QOD 6/15 1. If you had one extra hour in a day, what would you do with it? Sat, 15 Jun 2013 00:31:08 EST QO week end 6/14 What do you do when you've lost your motivation? Which is what has happened to me and the <BR> QOD <BR> Do we want to continue the Qod it was going when I joined the team and not something I added <BR> The member that was writing the question of the day has left the team. I was asked to take the task over when I took on being co team leader, I am enjoying the job very much and have made some great friends that are helping me, as I travel the spark trail. I want this to a team that is helpfu... Fri, 14 Jun 2013 12:09:56 EST Sparkgoodie Thank you for the sparkgoodie from the team for my fitness minutes! <BR> I hope you all have a wonderful friday and weekend! Thu, 13 Jun 2013 21:11:18 EST QOD 6/13 What is on your to do list today Thu, 13 Jun 2013 00:48:44 EST QOD 6/11 What are your vacation plans for the summer ? <em>88</em> Tue, 11 Jun 2013 15:12:48 EST QOD 6/10 How many different sizes do you have in your closet? <BR> <BR> <BR> two just cleaned the closest in May Sun, 9 Jun 2013 23:33:03 EST QOD 6/6 What's the worst advice you've ever heard about weight loss <BR> <BR> Thu, 6 Jun 2013 11:54:26 EST QOD 6/5 Share one healthy habit you're going to practice today to help you reach your goals Wed, 5 Jun 2013 00:41:35 EST Sparkgoodie Thank you for the sparkgoodie from the team for being in the top for fitness minutes! <BR> <BR> I hope everybody has a great week! Tue, 4 Jun 2013 17:07:28 EST QOD 6/3 My #1 goal that I want to accomplish today is____eating my planned meals what is your goal <BR> <BR> Think it over" before you put something in your mouth! <BR> Mon, 3 Jun 2013 00:07:37 EST QOD 6/1 How are you going to MAKE today great <BR> <BR> Happy June everyone Sat, 1 Jun 2013 00:52:10 EST QOD 5/30 what’s the craziest thing you've ever done to lose weight? <BR> <BR> tried the milk shake diet <BR> and the cabbage soup diet in my area it was called the Sacred Heart Hospital Diet <BR> Thu, 30 May 2013 10:10:07 EST QOD 5/28 How do you decide what to make for dinner? <BR> <BR> I usually plan my meals for the week check out the spark cook book and now am picking some for the Solutions have favorites i use over and over . Tue, 28 May 2013 13:15:17 EST QOD 5/27 Today, I am thankful for___ For the men and women who fought and are fighting so we can be free. <BR> thank you for your service to our country. <em>232</em> Sun, 26 May 2013 22:46:57 EST QOD 5/26 How are you going to MAKE today great <BR> <BR> <BR> Hope you are all having a good week end and the weather is sunny <BR> <BR> Sun, 26 May 2013 11:43:59 EST QOD 5/25 I am proud of myself today because Sat, 25 May 2013 01:03:32 EST QOD 5/24 How will you stick to a healthy diet over the long weekend? Fri, 24 May 2013 00:43:04 EST QOD 5/23 What's your go-to for a nighttime snack? <BR> <BR> I am looking for some ideas some nights its peanut butter and crackers <BR> Thu, 23 May 2013 00:35:21 EST QOD 5/22 Fill in the blank: Going clothes shopping makes me feel__ <BR> <BR> <BR> thought maybe everyone needed a mini vacation from the QOD but here i am back asking questions Wed, 22 May 2013 10:51:20 EST Hi Sparkies! My name is Mary Catherine. I live in Pittsburgh. I am so thrilled to be on Spark People and sparking. Good luck to all of you on reaching your goals. Dont hesitate to send spark mail to me and I will try to answer each and every one. Mon, 20 May 2013 15:35:22 EST QOD 5/17 What did you do you found you could not get on to spark people <em>198</em> Fri, 17 May 2013 13:30:37 EST Fun and games Please join in . <BR> <BR> This game is change one letter in a word to make a new one and fit the two words in a short phrase. <BR> <BR> Example <BR> Game <BR> <BR> If you join in this Game you may find Fame, Irene <em>250</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> So your word is Fame Fri, 17 May 2013 04:12:00 EST QOD 5/15 May is National Barbecue Month do you enjoying cooking out? <BR> do you have a favorite food you BQ often <BR> <BR> Yes and chicken seems to be my favorite Wed, 15 May 2013 12:42:31 EST QOD 5/14 . Have a Plan B ready. Setbacks will happen, <BR> do you have your plan B set <BR> <BR> Yes and some times I even need a plan C <BR> Mon, 13 May 2013 22:34:43 EST Did you get your water in today Warm weather is soon to arrive and we all need to remember the importance of getting our water in each day . Sat, 11 May 2013 11:41:32 EST QOD 5/11 I am grateful for Fri, 10 May 2013 23:17:43 EST QOD 5/10 . What appliances are sitting on your countertop? <BR> Food saver <BR> micro wave <BR> <BR> Fri, 10 May 2013 01:27:54 EST QOD 5/9 5/9. What do you do to get yourself back on track if you have been struggling? Thu, 9 May 2013 09:45:52 EST QOD 5/7 Do you really track every item of food! even your mindless eating ? <BR> <BR> the first few months yes but then the tracker stared making nuts so i just wrote it in journal stopped tracking now working on getting back to writing down what i eat <BR> need to remember “What I eat in private will show up <em>4</em> <em>234</em> ” Unknown Tue, 7 May 2013 09:54:15 EST QOD 5/6 What do you like your home area! where would you take a spark friend who came for a visit? <em>220</em> <em>388</em> Mon, 6 May 2013 17:30:17 EST Sparkgoodie Thank you for the sparkgoodie from the team for leading in fitness minutes this week! <BR> <BR> <BR> I hope you all have a GREAT week! Mon, 6 May 2013 16:45:17 EST May 6 quote Beginning is succeeding one day at a time Mon, 6 May 2013 09:51:07 EST QOD 5/5 What is your work out plan for today <BR> <BR> <BR> For me its Bloomsday and my 12 k + walking to course and back to the car after wards so it could end up 10 miles for me !!!! Sat, 4 May 2013 22:47:11 EST QOD 5/4 What do you like to put in your salads <BR> <BR> Fri, 3 May 2013 23:13:09 EST qod 5/3 1. Do you like turkey burgers? <BR> <BR> NO Fri, 3 May 2013 23:11:52 EST QOD 5/2 What gets you excited most about summer? Flowers? Warm Weather? Gardening? Wed, 1 May 2013 21:07:34 EST QOD 5/1 <BR> If I could teach someone one dish, I would teach them how to make _______. <BR> <BR> Happy May team mates. hope may is a good month on the spark trail for everyone. remember May baskets being left on your steps? <em>87</em> <em>88</em> <em>184</em> <em>126</em> <em>87</em> <em>184</em> <BR> <BR> Wed, 1 May 2013 01:21:45 EST QOD 4/30 Its the last day of April do you have a plan to for May <BR> <BR> I am working on my plan for May during me time today will blog latter when I have my plan in place. <em>213</em> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 10:27:08 EST QOD 4/29 sorry team some how time and Sunday got away from me <em>245</em> sorry i missed posting a <em>38</em> <BR> here is Mondays <em>38</em> . What kind of fruit do you buy most often? <BR> one of the other teams i belong to had and get organized challenge so I have the rest of April and all of Mays written <em>104</em> Sun, 28 Apr 2013 23:22:06 EST Sparkgoodie Thank you for the sparkgoodie from the team! <BR> <BR> I hope you all are having a GREAT weekend! Sat, 27 Apr 2013 16:53:31 EST water water did you get yours today its only 7:30 here so not yet Fri, 26 Apr 2013 10:38:20 EST a positive quote to start our day here is my quote posted where I can see throughout the day <BR> Please share on you find helpful <em>43</em> <BR> <BR> “What you eat in private will show up in public.” Unknown <BR> <BR> <em>4</em> Fri, 26 Apr 2013 10:36:07 EST QOD 4/26 <BR> . If I could change one thing about my kitchen, I would change _______! <BR> <BR> Fri, 26 Apr 2013 10:32:14 EST a fun start to our day sharing our day the sun is out and its going to be in 70's today. since Bloomsday is next week it time for me to get my to list going family coming from Denver Co. and Moscow Idaho. shopping for brothers birthday gifts he going to be the 50 I find that hard to believe. came up with the idea of 50 presents so dollar store her I come. gym visit a must and since my coach Nicole DVD arrived this week and i was dealing with getting the grass cut for the first time i didn't get to do them so toda... Fri, 26 Apr 2013 10:26:58 EST great blogs to share <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5334908 </link> Thu, 25 Apr 2013 20:40:00 EST QOD 4/25 Any one have a Question for this thread. Any one need a goodie ? share a Question and I wikk share a goodie. <BR> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 22:59:36 EST QOD 4/24 What do you need to get done this week? <BR> <BR> cut the grass again <em>379</em> <BR> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 10:41:02 EST QOD 4/23 Do you have a goal <BR> Set for goal today People who set goals have more success <BR> <BR> yes No mindless eating today Tue, 23 Apr 2013 00:02:31 EST QOD 4/22 What good decision did you make Sunday that helped you on your Spark journey? <BR> <BR> worked on my menu for the coming week including my snacks . <BR> <BR> Any one have some Ideas for the QOD ?? Sun, 21 Apr 2013 23:20:05 EST Sparkgoodie Thank you for the sparkgoodie from the team on my fitness minutes! <BR> <BR> I hope everybody has a great week! Sun, 21 Apr 2013 17:56:41 EST do you eat snacks ? do you have a favorite snack you enjoy . any hints for good snacks for our new team mates <em>43</em> Sun, 21 Apr 2013 00:11:19 EST favorite recipe any one have a favorite recipe they would like to share <em>4</em> Sun, 21 Apr 2013 00:09:18 EST QOD 4/21 What;s for Sunday Dinner do you make it special ? Sun, 21 Apr 2013 00:07:14 EST QOD 4/20 What is your favorite way to drink water? <BR> with a little lemon or lime added <BR> Sat, 20 Apr 2013 01:18:35 EST today I thankful for that it rained and didn't snow Thu, 18 Apr 2013 22:24:29 EST today I thankful for Spark friends Thu, 18 Apr 2013 01:59:41 EST how do you feel today use a icom 4/17 <em>102</em> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 01:55:52 EST QOd 4/18 Set a goal for the day. People who set goals have more success you can share your goal if you want or jsut answer yes or no <BR> <BR> today my goal is to eat my planned snack and nothing more. Thu, 18 Apr 2013 01:53:10 EST QOD 4/17 Just for today I am going to Wed, 17 Apr 2013 02:07:40 EST QOD 4/16 do you have a favorite evening snacks <BR> Mon, 15 Apr 2013 23:43:02 EST QOD 4/15 for those of us in the US today is the day mail those taxes <em>33</em> <BR> <BR> Do you have a junk food that calls your name often <BR> chips any type Sun, 14 Apr 2013 23:42:30 EST QOD 4/14 Sorry I forgot the ?? of the day <BR> <BR> <BR> What was your proud moment yesterday? <BR> <BR> I did my four miles in 1 hour and 22 minutes Sun, 14 Apr 2013 01:16:44 EST what happended in history 4/9 to 4/15 9 The U.S. Senate passes a law making Winston Churchill the first honorary U.S. citizen. (1963) <BR> <BR> 10 The "unsinkable" RMS Titanic departs on it's maiden voyage from Southampton, England. (1912) <BR> <BR> <BR> 15 The Titanic hits an iceberg in the Northern Atlantic Ocean as sinks. (1912) <BR> Fri, 12 Apr 2013 18:11:29 EST What made you smile What made you smile yesterday? Fri, 12 Apr 2013 00:33:46 EST QOD 4/12 what restaurant would you recommend if i came to your town for a visit? <em>4</em> Thu, 11 Apr 2013 23:53:25 EST QOD 4/11 What's the most frustrating part about getting fit? <BR> <BR> Not seeing the scale move after you thought you had a good week. tracking what I ate and working out everyday . Thu, 11 Apr 2013 12:23:16 EST QOD 4/10 Do you do any spring-cleaning? <BR> <BR> Yes that is what I am doing this week they are coming to clean the rug tomorrow and then down stairs will be done <em>244</em> Tue, 9 Apr 2013 23:00:45 EST QOD 4/9 feeling Positive or Negative Tue, 9 Apr 2013 11:56:03 EST Sparkgoodie Thank you for the sparkgoodie from the team for fitness! <BR> <BR> I hope everybody has a GREAT week! Mon, 8 Apr 2013 18:21:52 EST Lets be crafty Thank you for responding to my idea of a crafty thread on this team. <BR> It can be a craft you do now or even one you would like to start doing, this the place for you. <BR> <BR> I used to knit a lot now I just do baby blankets for a charity. <BR> My main hobby has to be counted cross stitching. . Anything from small designs to huge pictures, I like to make up small designs to make unique greetings cards for friends, family or charity, <BR> Currently I am working on a Chistmas cards.... Mon, 8 Apr 2013 05:42:12 EST qod 4/8 . What time of day is it hardest for you to resist food temptations? <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>4</em> <em>213</em> <BR> the time after dinner until bed time which included the clean up time some times I just have to leave the kitchen and go back latter. any one else have that problem and any hints to deal with it? <BR> <BR> Mon, 8 Apr 2013 00:23:01 EST QOD 4/7 1. What's easier: Meeting your daily water intake quota, or meeting your daily 10,000-steps quota? <BR> <BR> the water Sat, 6 Apr 2013 23:25:11 EST New team picture new helper for Fran AS you saw we have a new team picture and Irene has joined as a team leader. we both would like to here from our team mates what they like about the team that had helped them on the Spark trail and what you would like to see us as a do different so we will have a great hike / journey on the trip to good health Sat, 6 Apr 2013 15:57:06 EST QOD 4/6 What made you smile on Friday <BR> <BR> <BR> Spending a fun afternoon with a friend and having lunch at the Red Lobster <BR> Stitchingnan Irene accepted and is now a team leader for our team. <BR> Fri, 5 Apr 2013 23:40:24 EST quote of the day Put all excuses aside and remember this: YOU are capable.” Zig Ziglar <BR> <BR> <BR> share your favorite one Fri, 5 Apr 2013 10:24:36 EST watter water did you get yours today I remember a old poem we had to read in high school the part i still remember everyday said ... <BR> " Water water ever where and not a ll the boards did shrink " <BR> <BR> I tell my self water water i need to get my 8 <em>194</em> in each day <em>91</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sure hope you got your water in today <em>274</em> <em>38</em> <BR> let the team know how many you got in today <em>244</em> Fri, 5 Apr 2013 10:08:54 EST What happened this week in history <BR> <BR> Found some fun facts that happened in Aprils of the past <BR> <BR> <BR> 2 Congress passes the Coinage Act and the U.S. Mint is born. (1792) <BR> <BR> 3 The Pony Express begins delivering the mail. (1860) <BR> <BR> 4 Susanna Medora Salter is the first woman to be elected mayor in the nation in Argonia, Kansas. (1887) <BR> <BR> 6 Twinkies hit the market. The first twinkies were banana-filled.(1930) <BR> Fri, 5 Apr 2013 10:04:44 EST QOD 4/5 1. Fill in the blank: The goal I'd most like to achieve this month is to________________. <BR> <BR> eat mindfully Thu, 4 Apr 2013 23:37:33 EST A new Start New picture HI team mates <BR> its Spring and time for a new Start spring is time for new flowers and walks in the Park. <BR> this is one I took at a local park last May here in Spokane. <BR> Thu, 4 Apr 2013 15:55:09 EST QOD 4/4 .Do you write in a journal ? Thu, 4 Apr 2013 00:10:02 EST QOD 4/3 Do you have a favorite Spring veggie ? Tue, 2 Apr 2013 22:55:37 EST 4/2 QOD What letter grade would you give yourself for your healthy eating habits lately? <BR> This was a question in the pole section thought it was a good one to share If your Answer is C or lower lets challenge our selves to improve our grade this month <BR> <BR> ME for March it was a C- my goal B+ good luck team mates <BR> <BR> Mon, 1 Apr 2013 22:56:40 EST QOD 4/1 Happy April fools day team mates and are you ready for the new month with your hiking plan in place . like hiking in some place where you need to file your hike plan iis your filed? <BR> <BR> <BR> Mon, 1 Apr 2013 10:03:16 EST QOD 3/29/13 What tip would you give to someone new to trying to lose weight? <BR> ****************************************<BR>**************************************** <BR> <BR> I would tell them to stay hydrated. Sometimes we mistake dehydration for hunger and take in unnecessary calories. Fri, 29 Mar 2013 22:51:02 EST QOD 3/28/13 How's your weather today? <BR> <BR> ************************************ <BR> <BR> The weather man called for a nice day, but instead we got rain, wind, and hail. Thu, 28 Mar 2013 19:25:34 EST Walk Across Canada Starting at Vancouver go 221 miles and you will reach Kamloops BC. <BR> <BR> Next, start at Vancouver BC and walk 390 miles and you will reach Trail BC. <BR> <BR> Then, start at Vancouver BC and walk north to Prince George BC a distance of 482 miles. <BR> <BR> Last, Start at Vancouver BC and walk 525 miles and you will come to Cranbrook BC which is in the south east corner of the province. <BR> <BR> ----------------------------------------<BR>--------------------------------------<BR>---... Tue, 26 Mar 2013 18:46:48 EST QOD 3/23/13 Any fun plans for today? <BR> ************************************ <BR> <BR> I'm excited because all my children are going on my walk with me today and then we are having a movie marathon. Sat, 23 Mar 2013 10:00:51 EST QOD 3/21/13 Anything in the movies that looks good to you? <BR> <BR> ****************************************<BR>********************** <BR> <BR> To be honest I have no idea what's in the movies except for Oz. Tons of commercials for that. Wed, 20 Mar 2013 13:34:28 EST QOD 3/20/13 What's your favorite flower? <BR> <BR> <BR> ****************************************<BR>***** <BR> <BR> I love rainbow carnations, rainbow roses, and lillies. Tue, 19 Mar 2013 13:50:01 EST QOD 3/19 <BR> When was the last time you switched up your workout routine? <BR> <BR> going to do it tomorrow after reading how important it is to change things up every few weeks. <BR> <BR> did you know Congress approved Daylight Savings Time. (1918) <BR> Tue, 19 Mar 2013 00:06:15 EST QOD 3/17/13 Happy St. Patty's Day!! Are you celebrating today? <BR> <BR> ****************************************<BR>*************************** <BR> <BR> So far we made cupcakes with a green buttercream frosting. We'll start dinner soon and play board games while we eat. Fun ahead!!! Sun, 17 Mar 2013 12:18:59 EST QOD 3/15 2. How would you rate your cooking skills? do you enjoy cooking or do you do so you can eat :) <BR> <BR> NOT a fancy cook i do like to most of the time and give my self a 4 of ten hard cooking for one at times Thu, 14 Mar 2013 23:50:13 EST QOD 3/14 . How many times do you usually snack per day? <BR> <BR> <BR> I try to limit it two a day but usually it ends up four working on getting it back to two . <BR> Thu, 14 Mar 2013 10:47:10 EST Qod 13 . Do you ever-incorporate veggies into your breakfast? <BR> <BR> no was drinking V8 juice but found out the sodium content so stopped Wed, 13 Mar 2013 00:44:03 EST 3/12 QOD 5. Do you listen to Spark people Radio, <BR> <BR> yes as I spark along I enjoy it . <BR> Just for fun did you know <BR> <BR> 3/10 The U.S. government issues paper money for the first time. (1862) <BR> <BR> 3/ 10 Alexander Graham Bell places the world's first telephone call, to his assistant in the next room. (1876) <BR> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 01:45:55 EST QOD 3/11 How often do you usually go grocery shopping? Sun, 10 Mar 2013 22:14:58 EST QOD 3/9/13 What plans do you have for this weekend? <BR> <BR> ****************************************<BR>*************************** <BR> <BR> I am going to workout outside since the weather will be nicer this weekend and lots of family time. Sat, 9 Mar 2013 10:01:25 EST Survivor Challenge 3/3-3/9 This is our last week on the island. Can we all remain on the island? Good luck everyone. <BR> <BR> Remember, to stay on the island you need to lose any amount of weight this week and/or exercise for 150 minutes. Thu, 7 Mar 2013 20:59:12 EST QOD 3/6/13 What time of day is your favorite to workout? <BR> <BR> ****************************************<BR>********************* <BR> <BR> I like to workout anytime as long as I am done 8pm, but the sooner the the better. Wed, 6 Mar 2013 15:48:47 EST QOD 3/5/13 Are you in the path of the latest big snow storm? <BR> <BR> ****************************************<BR>************************ <BR> My area is expecting 6+ inches of snow. <BR> Tue, 5 Mar 2013 20:27:15 EST March Celebrations <em>236</em> Whatever your special day this month I want to wish you a happy day full of fun, laughter, and love. <em>384</em> <em>383</em> <em>408</em> <em>144</em> <em>247</em> Mon, 4 Mar 2013 11:27:01 EST QOD 3/4/13 As springs rolls in do you find that you spark less? <BR> <BR> ****************************************<BR>**************************** <BR> <BR> I do. It's too nice to sit in the house in front of the computer in the beautiful spring weather. Mon, 4 Mar 2013 11:21:47 EST QOD 3/3/13 What is your favorite sparkpeople recipe? <BR> <BR> ****************************************<BR>***************** <BR> My favorite is summer frozen fruit bars. Sun, 3 Mar 2013 18:14:46 EST QOD 3/2 Everybody gets "the blues" from time to time <BR> What do you do to get your self out of the blues. <BR> I enjoy going back over the special notes my Spark friends send my way.. <BR> taking a bubble bath <BR> Fri, 1 Mar 2013 22:05:50 EST QOD 2/28 may how fast Feb went I hope everyone had a good month and have March's plan in place. <BR> <BR> do you track your Sodium? <BR> <BR> yes just started in really watching it this month when I was having problems getting my BP down in a safe range. its a a learning process. Thu, 28 Feb 2013 11:50:40 EST QOD 2/25 <BR> What good decision did you make today? <BR> to not eat chocolate chip cookies as i wrapped them for mailing to my brother. got my self to the gym today even though i tried talking my self out of going since it was cold snowing a little but went and by the time i left the snow was melted and only a memory. Mon, 25 Feb 2013 20:15:50 EST qod 2/24 this is the week of Feb do you have your March goals in place? <BR> <BR> No put that is what i plan to do on Monday <BR> happy Sparking team Sat, 23 Feb 2013 23:52:02 EST QOD 2/23 DO you and your family have a favorite Sunday dinner <BR> <BR> Yes usually Chicken Breast fix some way with baked potato now branching out found since i some new ways to fix potatoes from chef Meg .Enjoy your week end team <em>4</em> Sat, 23 Feb 2013 11:41:51 EST Survivor Challenge 2/24-3/2 To remain on the island you either have to lose any amount of weight this week or exercise for at least 150 minutes this week. What ever exercise you do counts towards this challenge. <BR> <BR> This week weigh in on your usual day and post if you've lost and/or exercised for at least 150 minutes. You don't have to post your weight or how much you lost. You can just post "yes" to let us know you met the challenge. <BR> <BR> *****Whoever completes the most workout minutes will get to create a... Fri, 22 Feb 2013 17:53:38 EST QOD 1/23/13 Do you drink coffee? What's your favorite brand? <BR> <BR> ========================================<BR>=== <BR> <BR> I don't drink coffee, but I do love the smell of it. Fri, 22 Feb 2013 09:40:07 EST QOD 1/22/13 Do you strength train? <BR> <BR> ========================================<BR>======= <BR> <BR> I do with free weights at home. Fri, 22 Feb 2013 09:34:57 EST Survivor Challenge 2/17-2/23 <BR> To remain on the island you either have to lose any amount of weight this week or exercise for at least 150 minutes this week. What ever exercise you do counts towards this challenge. <BR> <BR> This week weigh in on your usual day and post if you've lost and/or exercised for at least 150 minutes. You don't have to post your weight or how much you lost. You can just post "yes" to let us know you met the challenge. Thu, 21 Feb 2013 21:19:47 EST