SparkPeople New Year, New Things 52 in 2013 Team Messageboard This team is for anyone wanting to challenge themselves to trying something new each week in 2013. Come join us in 2013 for being adventurous! SparkPeople New Year, New Things 52 in 2013 Team Messageboard New Thing December 5 - December 25 2013 Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> What did you do new this week? <BR> <BR> This past week I tried eggplant fixed several ways and came to the decision that I still don't care for it!! Even fixed with sauce and a sprinkle of cheese, it's just not for me. <BR> <BR> Tue, 31 Dec 2013 18:40:11 EST Last week of 2013 Where has the time gone? This is the final week of our 2013 challenge. We've had some members come and go and some come back! It's been a fun year for me doing this challenge. I have tried lots of things that haven't worked for me, but then I have found even , more that have. How have things worked out for you? Are you going to keep up your own challenge when this one has ended? I'm apologizing for having been absent myself, but that's the way of things for me sometimes with all my hea... Fri, 27 Dec 2013 23:59:43 EST New thing for December 18th - 24th I finished up my Advent Bible study. I had never taken part in one before and I loved it! I intend to do this every year now. <BR> <BR> What did you do new? Fri, 27 Dec 2013 23:50:53 EST New thing for December 11 - 17 What was your new thing for the week? <BR> <BR> <BR> I tried some dark chocolate covered mini pretzels, but they didn't work for me. In fact, I ended up taking a chunk out of my front tooth! I am sure before all my mouth issues, they may have worked, but not now for sure. Sat, 21 Dec 2013 12:22:51 EST New Thing for December 5th - 10th My new thing was to get rid of some older cookbooks that only had high fat/sugar/fried recipes an started a new collection of health wise ones starting with our SP one! Tue, 10 Dec 2013 23:35:28 EST November 27th thru December 3rd - new thing I saw a movie about an older gentleman and how he would write uplifting letters to neighbors, someone her didn't know but saw a lot, etc. Not only did it make the recipient happy, but he felt better, too. <BR> <BR> So this past week I wrote a few letter to neighbors and mailed them, but didn't sign my name. <BR> One was to a single father telling him what a polite child he had and that shows how much he is loved at home. I thanked him for being a terrific parent. <BR> <BR> I also sent one... Tue, 3 Dec 2013 23:30:41 EST I'm back! At least I think I am!! It's been a long time, I know. It has been a miserable time for me. I'm back in my power wheelchair for the most part. Breathing has become difficult, etc. I am doing my best to back here at least for the end of the year. I'm going to be listing some of my new thing since I've been gone. I have missed all of you to be sure. <BR> <BR> Now my list: <BR> <BR> I wrote a non-fiction in July <BR> <BR> I tried to write a poem that rhymes and wasn't very successful <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> Tr... Thu, 28 Nov 2013 12:52:16 EST A Thanksgiving puzzle <link> </link> Sat, 23 Nov 2013 10:31:39 EST A Halloween puzzle <link> </link> Sat, 26 Oct 2013 09:45:44 EST Saturday Silliness 10/12 What's your favorite thing about fall? <BR> <BR> Do you have any hobbies? If so, what? <BR> <BR> Who's the last person you talked to on the phone? <BR> <BR> Are you going to decorate for Halloween? <BR> <BR> What's your favorite fall fruit/veggie? Sat, 12 Oct 2013 11:13:38 EST "U" turn We're looking for words that start with the letter "u." <BR> <BR> ultimate Sun, 11 Aug 2013 13:48:45 EST August puzzle <link><BR>?z=1 </link> Sat, 3 Aug 2013 11:46:55 EST Saturday Silliness 7/27 What's your favorite ice cream flavor? <BR> <BR> What time do you usually go to bed at night? <BR> <BR> What's the last book you read? <BR> <BR> What high school did you attend? <BR> <BR> Do you like to shop online? Sat, 27 Jul 2013 16:07:59 EST Summer puzzle <link> </link> Sat, 22 Jun 2013 11:11:34 EST Saturday Silliness 6/8 What's your favorite thing about summer? <BR> <BR> Have you ever gone swimming in the ocean? <BR> <BR> Where would you spend your dream summer vacation? <BR> <BR> Do you like hot weather? <BR> <BR> What do you like best cooked on the BBQ? Sat, 8 Jun 2013 10:56:13 EST A Memorial Day puzzle <link> </link> Sat, 25 May 2013 10:41:03 EST A sweet story about a great lady <link><BR>-mirren-grants-boy-dying-wish-having-t<BR>ea-155902306.html?vp=1 </link> Wed, 22 May 2013 22:02:40 EST Saturday Silliness 5/10 How's your weather today? <BR> <BR> What's your favorite pasta dish? <BR> <BR> What are you wearing on your feet right now? <BR> <BR> How far do you live from the city you were born in? <BR> <BR> What was your favorite subject in high school? Sat, 11 May 2013 13:09:12 EST Question for May 7th How many days a week do you exercise? About how long each time? Do you always do a warmup and stretch? Tue, 7 May 2013 22:42:35 EST A puzzle for Saturday <link> </link> Sat, 27 Apr 2013 12:31:39 EST Saturday Silliness 4/20 What's your favorite cookie? <BR> <BR> Do you wear nail polish? <BR> <BR> Are you a good dancer? <BR> <BR> What's the last thing that made you laugh? <BR> <BR> Do you like camping? Sat, 20 Apr 2013 11:22:44 EST Playing favorites What's your favorite: <BR> <BR> color? <BR> <BR> song? <BR> <BR> flower? <BR> <BR> breakfast? <BR> <BR> movie? Sat, 6 Apr 2013 11:51:40 EST Bird is the word There are literally thousands of types of birds in the world. How many can we come up with? <BR> <BR> peacock Sat, 30 Mar 2013 09:13:54 EST An Easter puzzle <link> </link> Sun, 24 Mar 2013 12:44:09 EST New food I just tried white quinoa for the first time and LOVED it. I've got a fair bit left over. Hmmm...salmon and quinoa salad for lunch tomorrow? Maybe collard greens and quinoa soup? Sun, 10 Mar 2013 00:05:21 EST Question for 3/10 Does anyone workout on a work day? <BR> <BR> Sat, 9 Mar 2013 22:49:47 EST A puzzle for spring <link> </link> Sat, 9 Mar 2013 10:37:28 EST Question for March 5 Do you have a "bucket list" of things you want to accomplish before the end of your life? Tue, 5 Mar 2013 23:07:08 EST New thing March 5-11 What will you be doing this week that is new? Tue, 5 Mar 2013 23:04:51 EST Question for March 2 What is your favorite feature about yourself and why? Sat, 2 Mar 2013 22:11:06 EST Another belated birthday! February 24 - Happy Birthday Karidian1 - Cathy! I hope your day went well!!! <BR> <BR> <em>383</em> <em>179</em> <em>409</em> m <em>407</em> <em>410</em> Tue, 26 Feb 2013 21:55:02 EST New thing for February 26 thru March 4 What do you plan to do new this week? Tue, 26 Feb 2013 21:34:53 EST Question for February 25 Do you have a favorite song or piece of music? Mon, 25 Feb 2013 23:06:30 EST Question for February 23 Will you watch either of these events tomorrow? Daytona 500 Acadamy awards Sat, 23 Feb 2013 18:18:57 EST Place names "end to end" Give a place name that starts with the last letter of the name before. For instance, if I say Moscow you could say Wisconsin. This is a big world with many place names, so let's come up with a lot! <BR> <BR> Montreal Sat, 23 Feb 2013 12:25:27 EST Question for February 22 What kinds of exercises do you do? Fri, 22 Feb 2013 23:28:04 EST How did your new thing go this past week - 2/18 I did wonderfulin finding a new place to walk. You can see two pictures on my blog for today. Tue, 19 Feb 2013 23:32:38 EST New thing for February 19 through 25 What will be your new thing this week? Remember there is a list of somethings that you might like to try or perhaps spark you to think of something else!! <BR> <BR> I am going to try a new veggie. I have to see what is at the produce to see which is available, but it will be one I've never tried. Tue, 19 Feb 2013 23:27:54 EST Question for February 18 Who has given you the most support and encouragement on your Spark journey? Mon, 18 Feb 2013 22:07:20 EST Question for February 17 What person has influenced your life the very most? Sun, 17 Feb 2013 23:05:52 EST Saturday Silliness 2/16 What's your favorite thing about spring? <BR> <BR> What's one thing that's guaranteed to make you smile? <BR> <BR> What color was your first bicycle? <BR> <BR> Have you ever gone on a cruise? <BR> <BR> Do you have a tablecloth or placemats on your table righrt now? Sat, 16 Feb 2013 14:43:59 EST Question for February 15 Name one thing that can make you smile eavery time you see it or it happens? <BR> <BR> Fri, 15 Feb 2013 21:44:22 EST Question for February 13 Since today is my 5th Sparkiversary, it made me think - how long have you been on Spark? <BR> <em>507</em> Wed, 13 Feb 2013 22:37:47 EST What is your new thing? Feb 12 - 18 I am going to be finding a brand new place to walk. I'm getting bored with the same old route!! <BR> <BR> This past week I tried rhubarb when Bob made strawberry rhubarb jam. it was ok and i''m glad I tried it. Most likely I would eat it again, however it isn't one of my favorites. Black raspberries are still my favorites. Tue, 12 Feb 2013 22:58:39 EST Question for February 11 What do you have trouble with on Spark? Mon, 11 Feb 2013 23:45:34 EST Question for February 10th What is the best thing you like about Spark People? <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun, 10 Feb 2013 20:51:33 EST A Valentine puzzle <link> </link> Sat, 9 Feb 2013 00:24:23 EST Question Feb. 8th Have you cut any particular food or group out of your diet? If yes, what is it? Fri, 8 Feb 2013 22:42:48 EST question for Feb 5. What is your favorite way to get exercise that is more fun than work? Tue, 5 Feb 2013 01:26:59 EST New things for February 5 - 11 I'm going to be trying at least one new fruit this week - Rhubarb. I'll let everyone know how I do with it. What are you going to be doing new this week? Tue, 5 Feb 2013 01:24:43 EST Question for 04 Feb 2013 What is your favorite healthy food? Your unhealthy food? Mon, 4 Feb 2013 18:05:33 EST Question for all team members Do you like challenges? Do you participate in any others? Would you like to have more for this team? Sun, 3 Feb 2013 11:50:56 EST Blue "J" Okay, they don't have to be blue. But we're looking for words that start with the letter "J." <BR> <BR> justify Sat, 2 Feb 2013 10:24:51 EST Belated Birthday Jan 27th - happy belated birthday Debbie. I'm sorry I wasn't on line to wish you on your special day. i hope it was wonderful for you. Tue, 29 Jan 2013 17:54:51 EST New things for January 29 thru February 4 What will you be doing new this week? <BR> <BR> I'm going to be starting my new learn belly dancing dvd that came today, just in time!! Tue, 29 Jan 2013 17:43:01 EST What is your new thing for January 22 thru 28th? My new thing this week will be working with a new genealogy program. <BR> <BR> This past week, I enjoyed my class. We worked on our card collages showing our thoughts on unexpected illnesses. Then we would journal about our feelings towards the cards and our jouneys. I certainly learned a lot of where I was going through all of my treatments!! I also made one for my BFF who is now in Hospice. I didn't realize how upset I was about it until I studied the card and started to journal!!! <... Wed, 23 Jan 2013 23:52:26 EST Manmade objects A to Z Tools, buildings, utensils, vehicles -- anything people make and use. We humans are a creative bunch, so let's come up with a lot of them! <BR> <BR> ambulance Sat, 19 Jan 2013 10:14:00 EST Jan 18th - Jae's Birthday! Happy Birthday, Jae! <BR> <BR> <em>383</em> <em>389</em> <em>247</em> Fri, 18 Jan 2013 00:52:05 EST The Year in Review It is not my intention to boast. This thread serves to reflect the love, joy and thanksgiving for all that I have responsibility and choices over: My body, time, talents, and love. For anyone who would like to add their completed new things for 2013, you're welcome to join in record. My plan is to "edit" one message with my list of new things for 2013. May we all grow in healthy habits that serve to make us role models for the good life. Wed, 16 Jan 2013 19:31:39 EST What is your new thing for January 15 thru 21st? What do you think you'll try new this week/ Tue, 15 Jan 2013 01:22:48 EST "N" the beginning Easy -- we're looking for words that start with the letter "n." <BR> <BR> neighbor. Sat, 12 Jan 2013 12:27:15 EST Free Nutrition Course - College Level offers free online college courses. <BR> <BR> THere is a Nutrition course starting January 22. <BR> <BR> I think this link will get you there. <link><BR>tion </link> If you have problems with link let me know. Tue, 8 Jan 2013 00:47:39 EST What is your new thing January 8 - 14 ? Have you decided on something new to try this week? Tell us about it. Mon, 7 Jan 2013 23:29:45 EST For all members to learn about each other I found this on a blog of a Spark Buddy and thought we might all learn from each other by filling it in! Rather than a blog, it'll be a team thing. <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ <BR> <BR> 1. Where is my cell phone? <BR> <BR> 2. Spouse? <BR> <BR> 3. Your hair? <BR> <BR> 4. Your mother? <BR> <BR> 5. Your father? <BR> <BR> 6. Your favorite thing? <BR> <BR> 7. Your dream last night? <BR> <BR> 8. Favorite drink? <BR> <BR... Sat, 5 Jan 2013 15:42:30 EST School subjects A to Z There are a LOT of them! How many can we come up with IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER? <BR> <BR> algebra Sat, 5 Jan 2013 12:14:10 EST Welcome to our New Team Co-leader Everyone be sure to welcome IRISHLADY317 as our new Team Co-Leader. Not only does she have tons of knowledge about Teams, Sparks, Books, Religion, Food, Politics, FoodNetwork, Current Events, did I mention Food?, and how to have lots of fun, especially on a team forum. Irish, as I call her, is totally in charge of our new Fun Forum. Be sure to checkout games, questions, to see what she'll have up her sleeve for us. I have a feeling a lot of it will be new for at least several of us and fi... Fri, 4 Jan 2013 12:49:10 EST Welcome to our newest member <em>229</em> NACHTENSTERN! It is so good to have you join us. Post what you eel comfortable doing. We would really love getting to know you. If you have questions, feel free to ask. <em>30</em> Wed, 2 Jan 2013 23:57:03 EST What is your new thing? January 1 - 7 Tell us what your challenge will be this week? Do you have a reason you have chosen this? Remember to come back and let us know the results. Tue, 1 Jan 2013 03:40:47 EST What is your new challenge? What will be your first challenge? Do you have a reason for chosing this one? How do you think it will help you on your Spark journey? Tue, 1 Jan 2013 03:22:04 EST