SparkPeople Together We Are Stronger Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=60181 This team is for support in the real world! We send and receive support letters or packages through the mail at least twice every month. SparkPeople Together We Are Stronger Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=60181 QOD 4/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x64239859 Do you have pierced ears? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Yes, my mom pierced them when I was a child.... I added another when I was an adult to wear my Diamond studs every day plus another dangle one. Sat, 30 Apr 2016 09:10:23 EST QOD 4/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x64232498 Big purse, little Purse? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sorta big, I want my "stuff" with me, and I want to get at it quickly so a big zipper and has to open all the way. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 07:22:48 EST QOD 4/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x64225495 How did you sleep last night? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> We had a deluge of rain last night pounding on the roof, woke me up and couldn't go back to sleep. It went on for hours! Thu, 28 Apr 2016 07:27:57 EST QOD 4/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x64218335 are you creative in the food dept? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I will try new recipes and different foods. Wed, 27 Apr 2016 07:38:44 EST QOD 4/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x64211184 Any good news? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Besides Jesus being my savior ....... I woke up this morning relatively free of pain. Mom is helping me with my "WATER" Issue.... THANK YOU MOM! I slept good last night, was very tired from slogging through bills. at least my table is clear! Have a great day! Tue, 26 Apr 2016 07:44:28 EST QOD 4/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x64203928 What did you do yesterday? <BR> <BR> <BR> Mom and I went to lunch, then I came home vacuumed and did some straightening then I cut the grass and finished up the wheel barrel Mon, 25 Apr 2016 07:14:03 EST QOD 4/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x64198165 if you could do one thing , what would it be? <BR> <BR> <BR> be able to quit my job. it pays the bills and i'm grateful for it. It is so mentally draining, I'm exhausted each and every day..... I'm counting the months to retirement. Sun, 24 Apr 2016 10:27:59 EST QOD 4/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x64192598 What are you grateful for? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> well the village took off about a 1/3 of that 3000 water will and gave me a payment plan.... still going to figure out how to pay it. Sat, 23 Apr 2016 12:38:16 EST QOD 4/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x64183437 what are you concerned about? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I opened my water bill yesterday and there is a serious problem .... it was almost 3 grand!! <BR> off to the village hall today, keep me in prayer. Fri, 22 Apr 2016 08:10:19 EST QOD 4/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x64176312 Brain is on overload, I got nothing! So you have free reign today! <em>211</em> <em>246</em> <BR> Thu, 21 Apr 2016 07:39:40 EST QOD 4/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x64169105 what are you doing right now? <BR> <BR> <BR> Eating my breakfast while going through emails Wed, 20 Apr 2016 07:56:18 EST QOD 4/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x64160883 paper or plastic grocery bags? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I try to bring my own bags in when grocery shopping. I do recycle the plastic bags, and use them for the litter box. Tue, 19 Apr 2016 07:20:47 EST QOD 4/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x64153130 do anything fun this weekend? <BR> <BR> <BR> Nope laundry, and got some of my summer things outside , and my son cut the grass. Mon, 18 Apr 2016 07:26:03 EST QOD 4/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x64147193 do you do crafty things <BR> <BR> <BR> used to do a lot of needle art, still enjoy it just no time Sun, 17 Apr 2016 11:39:12 EST QOD 4/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x64138699 do you "collect" certain things? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I have quite a bit of Longaberger baskets, but haven't bought some in awhile. Also Santa's I have them from all my travels and people have bought them back for me from different places. the smallest is about 1.5 inches the tallest about 4 foot tall....they have to have nice faces and I don't like shiny, they have to look old world or countryish. Sat, 16 Apr 2016 08:47:20 EST QOD 4/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x64131692 any plans this weekend? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Nope, paperwork and catch up on sleep! Fri, 15 Apr 2016 07:55:32 EST QOD 4/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x64123721 Are your parents still alive? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> My dad passed about 10 years ago and mom is still kicking! She will be 83 this year, she has a "smart phone" and manages texts and pictures! She has a FB page to keep in contact with family here and in Germany. She was the youngest of 12 children, so no sisters and brothers left. One of my uncles served in the French Foreign Legion! And her father served time in a concentration camp for opposing Hitler........bit of history Thu, 14 Apr 2016 06:53:02 EST QOD 4/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x64116311 Have any Brothers or Sisters? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I had twin brothers, one died about 10 years ago from testicular cancer. He was a very big guy and did not take care of himself. Wed, 13 Apr 2016 07:21:17 EST QOD 4/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x64108936 do you wear heels? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Nope , don't even own a pair! Tue, 12 Apr 2016 07:26:10 EST QOD 4/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x64103694 ... is in the discussion under 4/10 :) Mon, 11 Apr 2016 13:17:34 EST QOD 4/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x64096066 Introvert or extrovert? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I could spend all my life by myself..... the effect of having to deal with the public for over 30 years! But I do enjoy having good friends now and then to laugh with. Never been much of a party person. But I'm not a wall flower and WILL speak my mind, when necessary . Sun, 10 Apr 2016 13:23:20 EST QOD 4/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x64086411 are you adventurous with new foods? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I'm open to trying most anything at least once.....I see new fruits and veggies when shopping and have NO clue how to prepare it. I ask whomever is buying it, how to cook it. Sat, 9 Apr 2016 08:05:21 EST QOD 4/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x64079583 red or blue? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Red, and all it's many shades. Don't really own much blue clothes except for jeans Fri, 8 Apr 2016 08:23:03 EST QOD 4/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x64071748 Tell us something unique about yourself. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> My hair is naturally silver and it is cut very short. I have a black spot on the back of my head about the size of a dime. My stylist cracks up every time I call it my START button. Thu, 7 Apr 2016 07:43:21 EST QOD 4/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x64063522 what are you reading? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> my usual,a Spy Thriller, The Last Patriot , by Brad Thor. Wed, 6 Apr 2016 06:51:59 EST QOD 4/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x64057020 Is there a food you will not eat? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Cooked mushrooms!! I will pick them off pizza, or any dish that has them in it. Don't mind the taste just can not stand the texture. Raw mushrooms are ok, I know weird! Tue, 5 Apr 2016 09:57:55 EST QOD 4/4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x64050409 anything you want to share? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I took another gun class toward my concealed carry, learned some useful things, had fun. Mon, 4 Apr 2016 12:46:46 EST QOD 4/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x64039806 Dogs or Cats? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I've had both, prefer cats, they kinda take care of themselves and with my sometimes travels easier to care for on extended days gone. Sun, 3 Apr 2016 08:19:53 EST QOD 4/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x64032573 what are you doing today? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> today is my Birthday! I'm old 62 and working then , out with the girl friends for dinner then a movie. Sat, 2 Apr 2016 09:07:42 EST QOD 4/1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x64023482 Any April fools things you do? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Not really just razz people at work Fri, 1 Apr 2016 07:45:15 EST QOD 3/31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x64015496 do you have a favorite something? <BR> <BR> <BR> it would be lavender. I love the smell of fresh lavender, I have dried lavender around and there is an olive oil soap I buy that smells just like fresh lavender. I have 4 plants in my garden, so i get fresh lavender and dry it for when it is not growing. Thu, 31 Mar 2016 07:38:26 EST QOD 3/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x64007972 what do you need right now? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> More sleep! Less stress on myself, helping 2 of my sons right now. it is what it is. Wed, 30 Mar 2016 07:45:01 EST QOD 3/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63999754 How is your week going so far? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> My son lost his job. It was with a staffing agency and he was told his management style is different, this was very corporate he is more laid back. He is pretty broken up about it. he needs a job please pray for him.God has a plan. Tue, 29 Mar 2016 07:21:05 EST QOD 3/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63991984 so how did you do food wise yesterday? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I know I went over, but not by a great big pig out, so today I will balance out my food intake by eating less and drinking more water. Mon, 28 Mar 2016 07:55:03 EST QOD 3/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63985162 HAPPY EASTER everyone! You talk today. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I am up getting ready for Church ......spending tine with family today. Hope everyone has a beautiful restful day. Sun, 27 Mar 2016 07:25:52 EST QOD 3/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63978146 Any thing you have to do for tomorrow? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I found this cute pasta for Easter, bunnies, decorated eggs, and carrot shapes in red green and white color and I am making my pasta salad. We are going by my son's and will spend the day playing games of various sorts. Sat, 26 Mar 2016 07:56:26 EST QOD 3/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63970953 do you celebrate Easter? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Yes, I am a Christian. We go to church , my son is coming this year! And then we are going to his house for dinner/ lunch and then we play either cards or a board game and have fun. Fri, 25 Mar 2016 07:29:02 EST Why we should drink the water.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=26113x60181x63967313 Not an SP article, but still, interesting facts about water consumption: <BR> <BR> The Institute of Medicine suggests women drink about nine cups (or 72 oz.) of water a day, which may leave you wondering whether that's actually worth all the trips to the bathroom. We went straight to the studies to show you yes, it is. <BR> <BR> 1. You're more likely to have health problems. <BR> Higher water intake has been linked to decreased chances of kidney stones, urinary and colon cancer, and heart a... Thu, 24 Mar 2016 17:03:35 EST QOD 3/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63966119 Running late this morning...what are you looking forward to? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Having 2 days in a row off from Work!!! Thu, 24 Mar 2016 13:22:16 EST QOD 3/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63955716 What are you worried about right now? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> finances nothing great, just trying to get in position to retire. and my knees.... do I do them before or after retirement, and will they last that long? Wed, 23 Mar 2016 07:45:19 EST QOD 3/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63947765 What is one thing you dislike most about housekeeping? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I hate a dirty Kitchen! My son cooks and I swear he uses things I didn't know I had, and then LEAVES IT!!!! Which is what I came down to this morning GRRRRR! Tue, 22 Mar 2016 06:52:50 EST QOD 3/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63940035 Ok I got nothing this morning, tell me something. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I was out in the yard some yesterday looking at my garden and picking up fallen tree branches.... got some exercise and enjoyed seeing my garden emerge from sleep. Mon, 21 Mar 2016 07:27:12 EST QOD 3/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63935443 in light of yesterdays Question! LOL What is one thing you could not live with out? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> HMMM this will take some thinking ..... barring any health related things like meds which we are not allowing as an answer..... assuming there was electricity ..... I know over thinking this question and it MY own question! LOL <BR> <BR> I would have to say my phone... it has my Bible, it could keep me entertained, it wouldn't let me get lost, it would be able to teach m... Sun, 20 Mar 2016 13:57:39 EST QOD 3/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63928353 Do you own a smart phone, what kind? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I have a Samsung Galaxy 5 and I love it....it is my 3rd Samsung. I had 1 it died, 3 time for new, now the 5. Sat, 19 Mar 2016 12:47:34 EST QOD 3/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63921720 What are you doing right now? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I am at work on my lunch hour .... typing this question as I just now realized I didn't post a question yet! LOL Fri, 18 Mar 2016 13:08:02 EST QOD 3/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63911922 what's for lunch today? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Costco has this great Kale and Broccoli salad with pumpkin seeds a cranberry's and poppy seed dressing... plus a small chicken sandwich and I also have some fresh strawberries. Thu, 17 Mar 2016 07:19:36 EST QOD 3/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63904884 what are you proud of personally or professionally <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Personally, I have done an awful lot of renovations in my house, all by myself. There are still things I would like to get done, but for the most part I'm happy with it. Wed, 16 Mar 2016 07:32:41 EST QOD 3/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63897429 what makes you madder then hell? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> People in power abusing their power. I am a Chief Steward at my job and some managers run their facilities like little fiefdoms! They most certainly do not like me questioning them about their behavior, but It is also fun putting them in check! Tue, 15 Mar 2016 07:37:10 EST QOD 3/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63892997 If you could do anything you wanted anywhere what would it be? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I love to be outside (in the warm air, thank you!) I might like to have a garden center in Texas where it is warm. Sounds like a lot of work , but I'd have people working for me! Mon, 14 Mar 2016 14:53:36 EST QOD 3/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63884689 Bare floors or carpets? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> My house is old Carpet, floors are warmer. tile in the kitchen Sun, 13 Mar 2016 13:58:00 EST QOD 3/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63876775 What would you do with a Million dollars? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I would retire! Pay off all my bills, help my children, visit places on my bucket list, donate to Samaritan's purse, and finally move to Texas! . Sat, 12 Mar 2016 09:03:28 EST QOD 3/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63869121 any exciting plans this weekend? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I work every Sat ... so not much. want to finish off the bathroom ceiling. Sunday just veg. Fri, 11 Mar 2016 07:28:34 EST QOD 3/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63861457 do you wear high heals? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> NO! I have large feet 11 wide, and 1st off can't find anything in that size. 2nd I'm not torturing my feet! LOL Thu, 10 Mar 2016 07:17:48 EST QOD 3/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63853943 What one thing do you like about your house? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> My yard, I have over an acre and a large garden and I love being outside in it. The house is over 80 years old and has a lot of quirks! Wed, 9 Mar 2016 07:30:18 EST QOD: 3/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63851897 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1e5e4635-9712-4969-a4a0-b4cc734f797c.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> If you could meet a woman in history, who would it be? What would you ask her? <BR> <BR> There are so many women in history I'd love to talk to. Two that really stick out to me though are Helen Keller and Ada Lovelace. <BR> <BR> Helen Keller because she overcame so much at a young age and went on to earn a bachelor of arts degree. She also became an American author, politic... Tue, 8 Mar 2016 22:18:46 EST Winter reveal http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63842919 Here is a thread where you can reveal your winter buddy, if you'd like! Mon, 7 Mar 2016 18:04:09 EST QOD 3/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63837977 do you wear nylons? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> haven't in many any years! Don't even own a pair! Mon, 7 Mar 2016 07:10:50 EST QOD 3/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63831897 as the weather turns warmer , what do you look forward to? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Being outside in my garden, getting my hands dirty, and just feeling so tired when done, but so relaxed at the same time. Sun, 6 Mar 2016 10:45:03 EST QOD 3/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63825618 What have you done for yourself lately? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Right now I am giving my self a much needed pedicure! Lavender scent and all! Sat, 5 Mar 2016 13:17:31 EST It's just me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x60181x63817293 I agreed to start over with my hubby, as he has exceeded 300 lbs this month. <BR> <BR> Life has been pretty rough the last few months and I've missed everyone horribly. <BR> <BR> I'm tired of letting other people and outside problems rule my life. So I'm back. <BR> <BR> Hopefully I can get active here again and healthy at home. <BR> <BR> Love to all. Fri, 4 Mar 2016 10:08:53 EST QOD 3/4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63815796 What kind of car do you drive? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I have a '13 Toyota Corolla.....for me it works, good on gas and the seats go down I have had a 6 foot ladder in my car! Fri, 4 Mar 2016 06:44:13 EST QOD 3/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63808053 Dress up, dress down, typical day? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> the one thing I like about my job is the relaxed dress, jeans and a tshirt or sweater Thu, 3 Mar 2016 06:33:28 EST QOD 3/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63800312 PJ's or nightgown <BR> <BR> <BR> used to be night gown now PJ's Wed, 2 Mar 2016 07:33:10 EST QOD: 3/1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63795543 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2a93219c-d122-470c-897d-02dc3bef2f43.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> This is the time of year when citrus fruits are plentiful. Do you like citrus? What kinds are your favorites? <BR> <BR> <BR> I like all citrus fruit but I really like to eat grapefruit and oranges. Sometimes I like to put a little wedge of lemon in my water though. Tue, 1 Mar 2016 15:56:21 EST QOD 2/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63782784 do you wear makeup at all? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I used to everyday, mostly eye makeup. I work outside in all kinds of weather and I sweat a lot, by the end of the day most of it would be wiped off! LOL So now only when I "get dressed" going out.. Mon, 29 Feb 2016 06:32:20 EST QOD 2/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63777702 what ethnic food do you like? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> German potato salad, Hummus, flan, living in a pretty diverse area I'm open to at least trying new things. Sun, 28 Feb 2016 12:58:29 EST QOD 2/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63768792 What do you do to de-stress? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Veg in front of my computer, read, summer... just being outside listening to the wind in the trees... Sat, 27 Feb 2016 08:26:46 EST QOD 2/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63760900 You got the floor.... what do you want to say? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I want to RETIRE! Tired of dealing with so much stupid.I mean really...... telling me the tires should be round?? Can you tell I'm burned out after 30years?!?! lol Fri, 26 Feb 2016 07:15:34 EST Shedding the Weight http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=26111x60181x63756618 <link>chopracentermeditation.com/experienc<BR>e </link> <BR> <BR> Shedding the Weight: Mind, Body and Spirit is an all-new 21-day meditation experience from Oprah and Deepak. <BR> <BR> Do you want to feel lighter in body and spirit? Begin an inspirational meditation journey that will shift the way you look and feel. This transformative experience led by Oprah and Deepak, will give you more energy, creativity and light that can last a lifetime. You will discover what nourishes your entire... Thu, 25 Feb 2016 16:00:52 EST So proud of my daughter, Melanie... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63756188 a mama just sometimes has gotta brag. :) <BR> <BR> <link>www.obu.edu/news/2016/02/24/winners-<BR>of-ouachitas-annual-juried-student-art<BR>-exhibit-announced/ </link> Thu, 25 Feb 2016 14:18:55 EST QOD 2/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63753126 What are you reading? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Judge and Jury, by James Patterson . A murder mystery Thu, 25 Feb 2016 07:26:30 EST QOD 2/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63745248 how did you sleep last night? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I was tired,in bed before ten, watched maybe 10-15 of tv, woke up at 3 pm watched some more tv, up at 4:45 for work ... I'm tired. lots to do today, try to get to bed early again. Wed, 24 Feb 2016 07:02:07 EST QOD 2/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63737640 What did you have for dinner last night ? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I felt like eggs so I made myself a cheese omelet.....very weird for me, breakfast for dinner. Tue, 23 Feb 2016 07:54:12 EST QOD 2/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63729426 any plans for today? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Well I got my bathroom scrubbed top to bottom, from the electrical issue. still need to wet sand the ceiling and I think I'm going to look at a new light tonight. stop at the home goods store. Mon, 22 Feb 2016 07:31:00 EST QOD 2/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63723888 Did you have a favorite teacher growing up? Why? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Hmmm I don't remember too much from my childhood, I had an English Teacher that I liked. I think because he made us THINK, and of course read which I loved to do and still do. I can see his face but do not remember his name. Sun, 21 Feb 2016 11:36:11 EST QOD 2/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63717322 What are you doing this weekend? <BR> <BR> I'm off the the French Quarter! Sat, 20 Feb 2016 12:48:09 EST QOD 2/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63707945 Friend or family, is there someone in your life that you feel so safe, comfortable with? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> 2 girlfriends, they know my story and history fully, there are no secrets and we can laugh. Fri, 19 Feb 2016 07:31:40 EST QOD 2/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63701132 If you work, what kind of job do you have? what do you do? <BR> <BR> <BR> I work at a DMV, been at it for over 30 YEARS!! I could tell you stories and you would think I made them UP! I now test truck drivers instead of cars. They are a "special" breed for sure! I have no empathy left, I have heard every story they could come up with and tell them ones they did not consider yet.....they sap my mental energy, getting close to retirement. My sarcasm is a form of self preservation! Thu, 18 Feb 2016 08:12:30 EST QOD 2/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63693297 Did you have a favorite thing when you were in school? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I have always been a reader. I was not physically inclined....tallest one in class, and always just never fit "in". So reading was my escape, I could go anywhere I wanted in a book. History was my favorite subject. Wed, 17 Feb 2016 07:29:00 EST QOD 2/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63685417 Do you have any people in your life that are like family but not in your family or related to you? <BR> <BR> <BR> My girlfriend Marcia, we went through divorces together help raise our children together, the I need to talk at 3 AM to someone together. Her youngest daughter was 5 when we meet and she will now be 31 this year and is pregnant.... I am like their aunt. Tue, 16 Feb 2016 07:26:09 EST QOD 2/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63679285 Did you have a toy, blanket or stuffed animal that was your favorite when you were a kid? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I did, a doll named Gelica, don't ask me where the name came from or why I don't remember. I'm old enough to know that doll was wired inside for the arms and legs her eyes opened and closed. I remember when she fell apart. I was inconsolable and I think dad tried to put her back together and it was next to impossible. I think she is still in my mom's attic somewhere. Mon, 15 Feb 2016 11:52:44 EST QOD 2/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63672473 SO for this highly over rated, commercialized Valentine's day, what are you doing to take care of yourself? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I'm still in my pajamas going through my emails. Had a fun filled time with grlfriend's last night, slept in Sun, 14 Feb 2016 14:10:59 EST QOD 2/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63663707 how do you find your motivation when nothing you do seems to help? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> God is my ultimate strength..... When I was at my darkest, and my sons depended on me. They were my motivation, because no one else would be there for them. Now I just want to be more mobile, and I do what I can to do that, My garden is my motivation, I LOVE being in my garden. All the hard work brings me joy to see everything blooming in it's season. Gods creation. I still marvel in the vari... Sat, 13 Feb 2016 09:10:08 EST QOD 2/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63657973 Do you like toe socks or have you tried them? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I have never tried them, I have neuropathy in both feet from a car accident years ago and my feet wouldn't find them comfortable. Fri, 12 Feb 2016 12:09:30 EST QOD 2/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63648702 another borrowed question! <BR> <BR> What is the last thing you did outside? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> shoveled snow, good exercise..... still hate winter! LOL <BR> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 07:40:06 EST QOD 2/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63643464 Whether or not you celebrate seasonal observations like Lent or Ramadan, how does it feel to you to "give something up" for a set period of time? Wed, 10 Feb 2016 13:16:08 EST QOD 2/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63633342 What is something that made you laugh or smile today? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> A bird video <link>1funny.com/cockatoo-dancing-elvis-so<BR>ng/ </link> it just cracked me up! Tue, 9 Feb 2016 07:44:54 EST QOD 2/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63625030 What is your favorite way to exercise? <BR> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> since I have bad knees, low impact things like walking Mon, 8 Feb 2016 07:42:42 EST QOD 2/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63619504 All great Questions yesterday.... looking forward to borrowing them! <BR> <BR> So today's is ...your 'go-to' escape when you're unmotivated, craving something, or just plain lazy??? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> In the summer my garden even being "lazy" I enjoy just sitting there looking at my garden, hearing the trees and the bees and birds, I invariably get up to pull a weed or 2.... a good book, I can get "lost" in a book also keeps me away from foods I don't need or want Sun, 7 Feb 2016 12:58:41 EST QOD 2/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63610609 What would be YOU'RE question of the day be? Sat, 6 Feb 2016 09:09:34 EST QOD 2/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63602404 Sooo.... any exciting plans for this weekend? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Yea.... so exciting..... going to be working on a bathroom toilet that won't flush.LOL Fri, 5 Feb 2016 07:25:05 EST QOD 2/4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63594442 do you have a favorite "thing" you like? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I am a tea drinker, mostly black teas, but I do like to try new ones and I have quite a "collection" of teas. With over 3,000 types of teas, I have a lot to choose from! lol <BR> Thu, 4 Feb 2016 07:40:17 EST Spring sign up http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63589568 If you are ready to commit to sending mail at least twice a month in March, April and May, please sign up here. <BR> <BR> If you have not already replied to my NEW INFO Spark mail with your information, please do that this week, too. Thanks so much! <BR> <BR> 1 BonnieMargay Wed, 3 Feb 2016 15:20:26 EST QOD 2/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63585746 with the ground hog not seeing his shadow....what is the weather like today where you are at? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Cold, foggy, 34 snowy/rain I call snain.... snow/rain! Wed, 3 Feb 2016 07:28:32 EST QOD 2/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63577285 do you own a crock pot? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Yes , I have 2 actually, the one I bought is just your basic round good for so many things. my mom bought me a nice oval one that I use more often. It fits a whole chicken nicely with veggies. I used it yesterday to make the pork roast. It was GOOD! Tue, 2 Feb 2016 07:33:57 EST QOD 2/1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63568534 A brand new month..... any thing your looking forward to? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Weather getting warmer, being outside a little more, 1 month closer to retirement! Mon, 1 Feb 2016 07:36:37 EST QOD 1/31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63561312 Any last thoughts on the last day of the month? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I feel rested in my mind, needed to take a break from work to do pretty much nothing taxing to my mind. Need to get more serious about losing again, have mostly just been maintaining. Sun, 31 Jan 2016 10:55:16 EST Qod 1/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63553128 what kinds of things do you have hanging up on your walls ? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I have a lot of cross stitch and needlework that I have done and framed. I also have old family photos from the mid 18 hundreds. also travel things, cards from places I've been, or smallish artwork be it watercolors or prints from the places all over the world I've been. I also still have hung up all the boys hand prints they made in kindergarden! They have been resprayed of course, but they shake their ... Sat, 30 Jan 2016 09:40:26 EST QOD 1/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63544483 when you go to the market, do you try new produce? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I see somethings and not sure how to prepare it or what it tastes like, I see people buying it and ask them. Sometimes I get luck and find something new. Fri, 29 Jan 2016 07:33:41 EST QOD 1/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63536575 Do you have a "go to" breakfast? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Most every morning I have a bowl of Life cereal, a banana , and 3 tbls of ground flax. It travels well, and I like it. Thu, 28 Jan 2016 07:27:29 EST QOD 1/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63530103 What makes you the happiest? Wed, 27 Jan 2016 10:45:31 EST QOD 1/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63520415 laptop or desktop? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I have both... I like my desktop all in one. laptop or tablet when I travel Tue, 26 Jan 2016 07:15:17 EST QOD 1/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63512546 If you could visit any where in the world, where would it be? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I want to see Ayers Rock, in Australia. It fascinates me. all out there in the middle of no where. Mon, 25 Jan 2016 09:20:33 EST QOD 1/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63506813 How are you moving it today? Sun, 24 Jan 2016 15:13:51 EST QOD 1/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63496123 Do you still have a house phone # or only Cell # ? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I still have a house phone #, though it is now wireless and part of my cell service. The reason is I have a son out of state and you always remember the phone # you grew up with for emergency. It is also the # I give out when I have to for all the calls I don't want to be bothered with. So it serves two purposes for me. Sat, 23 Jan 2016 07:24:16 EST QOD 1/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63490336 If you could change one thing about yourself, BESIDES the weight <BR> (AND NO SELF SHAMING! ) what would it be. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I am 5 ft 8 and wear a size 11 wide shoe, I wish my feet were smaller! I have the hardest time finding shoes that are comfortable and or cute. I don't own a pair of heals they hurt my feet and cute shoes are pretty much non existent in my closet! Every time I shop I am always looking at shoes, I buy when I find them. Because when I NEED them I CAN"T fin... Fri, 22 Jan 2016 11:35:53 EST QOD 1/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63481463 Is there something you wish you knew more of, either something to do or, or something that would help you. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Having an older house, there is always something that needs attention. I wish I was more comfortable fixing electrical things. I rewired a lamp once but I followed directions and it wasn't hooked up yet. Live wires freak me out, If I'm not sure, I could die. That is one of the things I have to hire out for. Thu, 21 Jan 2016 09:43:17 EST QOD 1/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63473857 of all the things you have to do each day, what do you procrastinate about? <BR> <BR> <BR> Going through the mail and doing bills.... I pay them on line (95% of them) it is the putting into my bank register I hate! I sorted the "table" last night I have from the end of OCT! - Jan I have to enter! Wed, 20 Jan 2016 10:45:44 EST QOD 1/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63465253 do you wear scent, be it oils or cologne? <BR> <BR> <BR> Most everyday I'm working, yes, I have to find a new one as mine is no longer being made. <BR> Cachet, by prince matchabelli, wearing it for over 40 years! Tue, 19 Jan 2016 10:58:26 EST QOD 1/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63455539 What is the weather like today where you wake up? <BR> <BR> -2 with a windchill of -21! It is COLD! Did I mention I HATE winter!? Mon, 18 Jan 2016 10:02:27 EST QOD 1/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63449305 Tell us something wonderful about someone you love. Sun, 17 Jan 2016 14:37:26 EST QOD 1/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63441406 Second half of the month: want to check in with how you are doing? Sat, 16 Jan 2016 14:41:23 EST QOD 1/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63433562 Please share something wonderful about Kitty. Fri, 15 Jan 2016 14:24:12 EST To My TWAS sisters http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63431583 To my Awesome TWAS sisters, <BR> <BR> You ladies have come to mean so much to me. It’s taken me days to finally make this step a reality. I’m actually crying at my desk while I write this. You ladies are the only friends I have left but it is what it is. <BR> <BR> I guess what I’m trying to say is that I’m leaving. Leaving Spark, going offline, and just kind of checking out. I just don’t have it in me anymore. I just can’t “be there” for me so I know I’m no good to anyone else. Just ... Fri, 15 Jan 2016 10:14:42 EST QOD 1/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63425428 Do you have an item of clothing that makes you happy? Thu, 14 Jan 2016 14:37:28 EST QOD 1/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63417398 What is the last thing you bought online? Wed, 13 Jan 2016 14:07:05 EST QOD 1/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63409457 Do you have a favorite fitness tool? <BR> <BR> My favorite is the foam roller, but the one I use most is the exercise bike. Tue, 12 Jan 2016 15:00:22 EST QOD 1/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63400434 Do you have a favorite David Bowie song or memory? Mon, 11 Jan 2016 14:37:57 EST QOD 1/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63391954 What does the majority of your fitness minutes consist of? Sun, 10 Jan 2016 15:05:36 EST QOD 1/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63383969 Anything fun happening this weekend? <BR> <BR> We're going to Star Wars Night tonight to see the San Diego Gulls play the Charlotte Checkers in ice hockey tonight with four other friends. Sat, 9 Jan 2016 15:37:59 EST QOD 1/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63372419 What is your must have to start the day? <BR> <BR> Coffee and some rock n roll. Fri, 8 Jan 2016 08:05:01 EST QOD 1/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63364058 What do you like to do that helps you relax/unwind? <BR> <BR> I've got some of those adult coloring books. Fun. Thu, 7 Jan 2016 08:47:08 EST QOD 1/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63358562 Favorite movie or show lately? Wed, 6 Jan 2016 14:59:23 EST QOD 1/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63348900 What limitations are you working with right now? <BR> <BR> Trying to decide if the big storm Diane moving in today is going to nix my plans for the gym and a visit with a friend. The last time I drove in flash flooding, my driving anxiety cranked up all really high, and I have been jumpy about it since. PTSD is so frustrating: if I just went with my feelings I might stay home pretty much all the time. Almost everything else is outside of my comfort zone. Other drivers don't help much. Tue, 5 Jan 2016 14:18:36 EST QOD 1/4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63339692 I just know we have some great goal setters around here! <BR> <BR> Any measurable or tiny steps you can see on your path forward? <BR> <BR> (No pressure about what you've accomplished, just wondering what the next step is.) Mon, 4 Jan 2016 14:43:22 EST QOD 1/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63329591 Day three of the new year! Want to check in with any successes or challenges? Sun, 3 Jan 2016 14:54:04 EST QOD 1/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63317122 Do you have an app (besides Spark) that you use for health? <BR> <BR> I used to use "runtastic" but I haven't in months. "10 Minute Workouts" is good too. Sat, 2 Jan 2016 08:20:48 EST QOD 1/1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63311249 Happy New Year!! <BR> <BR> Share one thing you want/need to change in the new year. <BR> <BR> Back to consistent exercise. Fri, 1 Jan 2016 13:53:15 EST QOD 12/31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63304842 What would you say to someone who was just starting out their healthy journey for the very first time tomorrow morning? <BR> <BR> Extra credit: What does it feel like to sit with this advice for yourself right now? Thu, 31 Dec 2015 18:07:33 EST QOD 12/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63296196 How are you doing this week with the holiday treats and leftovers? <BR> <BR> The struggle is real! Wed, 30 Dec 2015 14:13:36 EST QOD 12/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63289132 Countdown is ON like Donkey Kong! <BR> <BR> This year has three days left to pack up and get out of here. <BR> <BR> What are you dreaming of kicking out with it? <BR> <BR> <em>412</em> Tue, 29 Dec 2015 14:43:38 EST QOD 12/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63281535 What are you doing with the your last Monday of the year? Mon, 28 Dec 2015 14:48:39 EST QOD 12/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63273769 What's next on your to do list? Sun, 27 Dec 2015 15:12:32 EST QOD 12/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63267337 If your body could talk, what would it say right now? Sat, 26 Dec 2015 15:17:27 EST QOD 12/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63260619 Hope everyone has a wonderful holiday today! <BR> <BR> How do you plan to spend the day? <BR> <BR> We did gifts last night so got to sleep in (girls left me alone until 7!). This afternoon we'll head to my dad's for dinner. No extended family this year so small. I am still happy to spend time with my dad. Fri, 25 Dec 2015 09:03:21 EST QOD 12/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63257123 Have you received a gift from someone that made you feel really loved? <BR> <BR> Thu, 24 Dec 2015 13:58:24 EST QOD 12/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63251138 Tell me about something beautiful, recent or not. Wed, 23 Dec 2015 15:00:23 EST QOD 12/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63244421 I don't know where the year went already, and can hardly hold onto my hat through the stress of December. How are you taking care of yourself this week? Tue, 22 Dec 2015 14:27:51 EST QOD 12/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63238045 It's almost the winter solstice, so the nights are about as long as they get all year. What are you doing tonight? Mon, 21 Dec 2015 15:31:21 EST You think you're too fat for pictures.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=26112x60181x63237747 Found this on FB, and it hits home really hard. <BR> <BR> Very insightful... <BR> <BR> <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/teresa-s-port<BR>er/so-youre-feeling-too-fat-to-be-phot<BR>ographed_b_4351360.html </link> Mon, 21 Dec 2015 14:26:48 EST QOD 12/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63231065 What kinds of "games" do you like to play? <BR> <BR> I love card games of any sort with friends. <BR> <BR> I have to admit I'm addicted to Skyrim. Sun, 20 Dec 2015 15:30:04 EST QOD 12/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63224943 What are you up to this weekend? Sat, 19 Dec 2015 16:00:22 EST QOD 12/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63215786 If you celebrate, when do you exchange gifts? <BR> <BR> At home we do one present on Solstice and the rest are xmas eve. Family is xmas day. Friends are when we see each other. Fri, 18 Dec 2015 08:24:39 EST QOD 12/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63209662 What's your idea of a fun evening with friends/family? <BR> <BR> I mostly do dinner with friends but I love when we can do something - bowling, hike, whatever. Karaoke can be fun too. Thu, 17 Dec 2015 09:16:15 EST QOD 12/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63202950 What was the last movie you saw at the theater? Like or Not? <BR> <BR> Krampus. It's a pretty funny dark comedy, so yeah it was right up my alley. Wed, 16 Dec 2015 09:27:51 EST QOD 12/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63197941 I guess this didn't go through this am. <BR> <BR> How much sleep do you need each night? Do you get it? <BR> <BR> I'm good on about 6 to 7. I can normally manage but there are days. Tue, 15 Dec 2015 14:41:11 EST QOD 12/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63197935 Are movies a part of your winter holiday traditions? <BR> <BR> Ours is silly, we're going to watch Die Hard with friends on Friday night and have a feast. It's a bit like Rocky Horror when *everyone* knows all of the dialogue and cracks the same jokes every time. Nothing says Yuletide like Yippee-ki-yay! <BR> <BR> <em>442</em> Tue, 15 Dec 2015 14:39:34 EST QOD 12/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63188170 What did you accomplish this past weekend? <BR> <BR> Got almost all my holiday shopping done. Mon, 14 Dec 2015 08:32:40 EST QO 12/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63183022 Do you use any other social media besides Spark? <BR> <BR> I'm on Facebook and check in with a few people there. I have others but I never check them. Sun, 13 Dec 2015 13:50:32 EST QOD 12/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63176800 You made it to the weekend! What will you do for yourself today? Sat, 12 Dec 2015 13:53:23 EST QOD 12/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63168848 Share a quote/saying to help everyone enjoy the weekend! <BR> <BR> If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun. Katharine Hepburn Fri, 11 Dec 2015 09:11:54 EST QOD 12/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63161708 Can you accept compliments? <BR> <BR> Hubby says I can't but I have to admit that I thing that is only/mostly from him. He looks at me through rose colored glasses. Hard to take him seriously. <BR> <BR> On the rare occasion I get a compliment from someone I don't know i will reveal in it Thu, 10 Dec 2015 08:29:55 EST QOD 12/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63155541 How good is your memory for past events? <BR> <BR> Honestly I don't tend to think about the past that much so my memory gets fuzzy quick. Unless it was a "biggie" for me I more or less move on. Actually, some of what most people consider biggies are lost to time for me too. Wed, 9 Dec 2015 10:03:40 EST QOD 12/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63147616 What are some of your favorite indoor exercises? <BR> <BR> I love running on my mini-tramp. Tue, 8 Dec 2015 08:50:30 EST QOD 12/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63140333 Do you have a favorite coffee/tea cup? What makes it your favorite? <BR> <BR> I have 2. I have a black labrador mug at work. It's huge any looks like Gypsy girl. <BR> <BR> I have a purple dog mug at home I received as a gift from a Spark buddy that i just love. Mon, 7 Dec 2015 09:00:30 EST Fall Buddy List REVEAL http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63136161 Thanks for reminding me Chris. I had forgotten to do this. <BR> <BR> BIGPAWSUP had GEORGIAGIRL26 <BR> <BR> BONNIEMARGAY had OHANAMAMA <BR> <BR> CASEYSAUER had NOLABUG79 <BR> <BR> Cat-In-CJ had BONNIEMARGAY <BR> <BR> FLORIDASUN had TWEETYKCOO <BR> <BR> GARDENCHRIS had MBPP50 <BR> <BR> GEORGIAGIRL26 had LESLIELENORE <BR> <BR> LESLIELENORE had BIGPAWSUP <BR> <BR> MBPP50 had NILLAPEPSI <BR> <BR> NILLAPEPSI had FLORIDAN <BR> <BR> NOLABUG79 had CAT-IN-CJ <BR> <BR> OHANAMAMA had GARDEN... Sun, 6 Dec 2015 16:56:19 EST QOD 12/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63135440 Read/watch/hear/try anything good lately? <BR> <BR> Just finishing up the last story in King's new Bazaar of Bad Dreams. So good! <BR> <BR> Finally watched all three seasons of The Blacklist, totally hooked. <BR> <BR> Found a collection of rare songs by The Cure and extended versions of fun Paula Abdul dance music at the library. <BR> <BR> Finally said yes to going to a live comedy show last night. Bars are not usually my thing, but the comedians were funny. Sun, 6 Dec 2015 14:56:01 EST QOD 12/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63128111 Ok, everyone was talking about wrapping the other day. How ready are you for the up coming holidays? <BR> <BR> I have done NOTHING!! Starting by buying my cards this afternoon. Might go out Monday. Sat, 5 Dec 2015 12:16:55 EST QOD 12/4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63119573 What are your weekend plans? <BR> <BR> Santa Hustle tomorrow and shopping. <BR> <BR> Sunday is gonna be me and the girls Fri, 4 Dec 2015 08:20:18 EST QOD 12/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63112508 Do you do anything "silly" on a regular basis? Just to have fun? <BR> <BR> I have a huge list of things my family thinks are silly that are just me. I wear a dog collar for one. <BR> <BR> I've stared a new trend with funky colored wigs. I was orange the othet day and have a great lilac for the weekend! Thu, 3 Dec 2015 08:55:31 EST QOD 12/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63104928 What gets you up and moving when you don't want to be up and moving? <BR> <BR> Tazzy helps with this but really it's my main problem right now. Wed, 2 Dec 2015 08:37:18 EST QOD 12/1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63099674 Ready or not, December is here! <em>411</em> <BR> <BR> Want to share goals? gratitude? hopes? ask for support? tell us about plans? Tue, 1 Dec 2015 14:39:37 EST Live Mailing Rules - What am I committing too? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63092907 If you choose to participate in the live mail part of this group you are making a very important commitment. For 3 full months you will have a buddy that is relying on you. <BR> <BR> <em>52</em> Your commitment is to a MINIMUM of 2 mailing per month. Some buddies will send more but there should never be less. <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> You are committing to read your buddies sheet, pay attention to there QOD answers (and yes that mean you need to be answering too!!!), and watch for sp... Mon, 30 Nov 2015 18:33:30 EST QOD 11/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63090562 How was your weekend? <BR> <BR> Mine was amazing. I was able to meet some icons from my childhood and some new favorites from Doctor Who. <BR> <BR> and I have to say my eating and water intake was fairly good. All we had to drink was water all weekend and I barely ate so it was good. Mon, 30 Nov 2015 11:50:06 EST QOD 11/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63084368 What's for breakfast? Sun, 29 Nov 2015 14:51:39 EST QOD 11/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63077793 Now that Black Friday is over, something to think about: How would you celebrate the winter holidays if there were really no money (or any credit) available? No doorbuster sales, no money for any stuff at all. How would you let people know you care? What traditions could you keep or start? <BR> <BR> Can't even describe what a relief it would be for me to have the shopping/hunting/wrapping/gift giving taken out of the winter holidays. I want experiences with loved ones, new memories, time tog... Sat, 28 Nov 2015 14:31:32 EST QOD 11/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63071387 If you overindulged a bit yesterday, were you able to appreciate it? Or did you notice anything else about eating? <BR> <BR> I noticed that I was pretty excited about dinner after skipping lunch, and ate pretty quickly (even though I felt as if I was taking my time). Half of the people at the table cleared their plates as I did, and the other half were just slowly nibbling their way through. I think I would like to slow down more. <BR> <BR> I realized that eating too much delicious food was... Fri, 27 Nov 2015 14:22:01 EST Thanksgiving QOD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63064674 What are you thankful for? <BR> <BR> That I still have my Gram and Dad and Hubby. That my Gypsy dog is doing better. Thu, 26 Nov 2015 10:33:35 EST QOD 11/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63059339 Tell us about what you are doing well. <BR> <BR> Wed, 25 Nov 2015 14:14:56 EST QOD 11/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63049786 What is somethings you've always wanted to learn to do? <BR> <BR> Play the saxophone. I need to be able to afford the sax and then find lessons hut i haven't given up. Tue, 24 Nov 2015 08:20:04 EST QOD 11/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63042978 Share a fun winter memory. <BR> <BR> We were in CO one year visiting family for Easter. We woke up to almost 2 ft of snow. We made a snow bunny and sculpted eggs. Gram made colored water to "dye" the eggs. Made being stuck in the valley a good day Mon, 23 Nov 2015 09:25:16 EST QOD 11/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63035609 What is the worst weather you've driven in? <BR> <BR> Yesterday was right up there in NW Indiana. We had sleet and ice all morning that changes to the dry cold snow in the evening. What is normally a 5 min drive took almost 25. Horrible. Sun, 22 Nov 2015 09:41:17 EST Winter Sign Up! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63029798 Winter has snuck up on me. Time for new buddies. Winter runs December 1st through February 28th. You are committing to a minimum of 6 mailings to your buddy. Two per month. <BR> <BR> I'm sending out a Team email with all the rules and a new sign up form. Please send the form back updated AND put your name on the list below. <BR> <BR> So I'll start: <BR> <BR> 1) Kitty - BigPawsUp Sat, 21 Nov 2015 11:41:24 EST QOD 11/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63029766 We are approaching the end of November. How are your fall goals going? <BR> <BR> I've had a horrible fall. I just can't get back on track. I don't want to complain because I know others have had it worse but . . . <BR> <BR> I need to make Winter better. Sat, 21 Nov 2015 11:37:13 EST QOD 11/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63014913 Do you have plans for thanksgiving? <BR> <BR> My dad says he wants us over but is still "working it out" with his wife. Good grief. Thu, 19 Nov 2015 09:14:42 EST QOD 11/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63009328 And what are some of your favorite hot beverages for cold weather? <BR> <BR> I'm pretty fond of my cup of coffee first thing in the morning, then hot ginger or a nice herbal tea like Bengal Spice. Wed, 18 Nov 2015 12:51:30 EST QOD 11/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x63002679 What is your favorite Thanksgiving dish? Tue, 17 Nov 2015 14:34:23 EST QOD 11/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x62992738 Share something wonderful from this past weekend. <BR> <BR> We got what we needed for Chgo Tardis. Now to finish our costumes. Mon, 16 Nov 2015 09:45:41 EST QOD 11/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x62987749 Took my wife and father in law to the airport early this morning for their flight through Atlanta to Patagonia. Then they're off to Antarctica! <BR> <BR> Where in the world have you been? Sun, 15 Nov 2015 16:52:50 EST QOD 11/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x62977601 With all the horrible news bombarding us daily, we need to try to work to stay positive and hopeful each and every day. <BR> <BR> Share something that helps you stay positive and hopeful. <BR> <BR> Dogs. The love people have for dogs, the works so many of us do for them with only love in return. As long as as a species we can still connect with something so deeply there is hope. Sat, 14 Nov 2015 09:42:19 EST QOD 11/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x62969856 Are you ever superstitious? <BR> <BR> I admit, when I played sports I was bad. Lucky charms and phrases. <BR> <BR> Now, there are a few that kinda bug me if broken. Although I do have a race morning routine that is not to be messed with. <BR> <BR> So I guess I am. <BR> Fri, 13 Nov 2015 08:31:06 EST QOD 11/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x62962465 What do you find more inspirational - written word or pictures? <BR> <BR> Picts don't do much for me. I Ned the words and phrases. Thu, 12 Nov 2015 08:43:22 EST QOD 11/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x62954763 It's Veteran's Day. Let's honnor the veterans in our lives right now with a big hoorah. <BR> <BR> My Uncle Tony was an MP in Vietnam. I have several cousins that are retired navy. <BR> <BR> Both of my grandfathers (both deceased now] were in WWII. One in Europe and the other in the Pacific. Wed, 11 Nov 2015 08:04:13 EST QOD 11/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x62948206 Do you have a temper? Slower burn or explosion? <BR> <BR> My hubby calls me Mt Vesuvius. I prefer Krakatoa but both are accurate. Tue, 10 Nov 2015 09:17:41 EST QOD 11/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x62939592 What are some recovery techniques you use when you've "over-done" it? <BR> <BR> I'll just go to light short walks and Tai Chi until I feel better. Mon, 9 Nov 2015 09:02:00 EST QOD11/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x62933557 <BR> Do you ever use negative emotions to motivate yourself? <BR> <BR> Anger. I get angry about things not going correctly and sometimes I can channel that into some awesome workouts. Sun, 8 Nov 2015 12:03:16 EST QOD 11/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x62926416 Is there something that makes you laugh/smile that isn't really designed to? <BR> <BR> I love "horrible" monster movies. I'm talking the bad, made for TV/SYFY stuff. I can't help but crack up. Sat, 7 Nov 2015 13:41:40 EST QOD 11/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x62918296 Do you like playing "games"? Board or video? <BR> <BR> We do both although video games are played more often Fri, 6 Nov 2015 10:49:54 EST QOD 11/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x62910620 Ok Chris <em>20</em> lol - <BR> <BR> If you could "winter" somewhere, where is your dream location? <BR> <BR> I need a bit of winter and being a Midwestern Girl at heart I would miss it. However spending Jan and Feb in New Zealand sounds glorious!!! Thu, 5 Nov 2015 10:36:41 EST Mrsthurman http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x60181x62904282 Hi I am new to this team and look forward to getting to know some of you. Wed, 4 Nov 2015 15:02:55 EST QOD 11/4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x62901240 As much as I hate to admit it, winter is right around the corner. Think and dig deep, what is a winter only activity you would like to try/do this year? <BR> <BR> Snowshoeing. I read Chandra's blogs and it sounded intetesting. Mu hubby has done it before and says it's fun. So that's something new for this year. Wed, 4 Nov 2015 08:36:55 EST QOD 11/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x62893466 What reward do you planned when you achieve your Nov goals? <BR> <BR> I have Chgo Tardis at the end of the month. I'm putting some money away every day i meet my goals to spend at the convention. Tue, 3 Nov 2015 08:55:20 EST QOD 11/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x62886180 Share one thing you need to change in November? <BR> <BR> I need to cut out the junk food. Mon, 2 Nov 2015 11:34:36 EST QOD 11/1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x62879295 November is the perfect reminder to practice gratitude. Would you mind sharing a blessing in your life with us here? <BR> <BR> Feeling a bit of a mess this week, but dragged the exercise bike into the library to pedal as hard as I can while I watch the Blacklist. That means I have a home, a bike, I have strength, I have mobility, I have willingness, I have access to resources, I have vision, I have health, I have internet. Sun, 1 Nov 2015 16:56:20 EST QOD 10/31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x62870940 Trick or treat! <BR> <BR> Any good stories about happy surprises? satisfying indulgences? a nice reward? <BR> <BR> <em>431</em> Sat, 31 Oct 2015 15:21:28 EST QOD 10/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x62864137 What will you do for yourself this weekend? Fri, 30 Oct 2015 15:02:50 EST QO 10/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x62854762 Who are you thankful for? Do you let them know? <BR> <BR> I try to tell my hubby and son every day that I love them and that they are special to me. My dad I really only get talk to once a week - i know it should be more. <BR> <BR> I haven't talked to my sister in months, we just text. But after what is going on right now, I'll be calling her today. <BR> <BR> Also, my girls have to count here. I love my dogs and spend time with them daily. Thu, 29 Oct 2015 09:36:17 EST QOD 10/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x62847294 What are you listening to\ what was the last song you heard? <BR> <BR> Green Day, When September Ends. I love the American Idiot album Wed, 28 Oct 2015 09:59:27 EST QOD 10/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x62838452 Do you have a favorite flower? Which ones? <BR> <BR> Daisies and little sunflowers. They just look"happy" to me. Tue, 27 Oct 2015 08:21:01 EST QOD 10/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x62830622 Share something positive from the weekend. <BR> <BR> I made my step and cardio goals both days. Mon, 26 Oct 2015 08:58:56 EST QOD 10/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x62824275 Everyone is going on and on about "pumpkin spice" right now in EVERYTHING. Do you have a favorite "seasonal treat"? <BR> <BR> I'm not a pumpkin spice person, but I do love the peppermint mocha for my coffee. Also, Silk Nog (not really egg nog because it's vegan). I love that stuff. Sun, 25 Oct 2015 12:12:28 EST QOD 10/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x62817909 Are you a Morning person or Night Owl? <BR> <BR> I guess I'm a morning person. I like to get up and get things done. I never feel like I can relaz until my tasks for the day are over. Sat, 24 Oct 2015 13:34:30 EST QOD 10/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x62808733 Would you consider yourself "tech" savy? <BR> <BR> I don't know software very well and much of the social media stuff is a foreign language to me. Fri, 23 Oct 2015 09:36:50 EST QOD 10/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x62800801 I know it's early but I'm on 3 hrs sleep so the brain ain't workin. <BR> <BR> What do you have planned this weekend? <BR> <BR> I have the Halloween Hustle. I'll be walking it. Not happy about that part nut it will still be fun. Thu, 22 Oct 2015 09:13:47 EST QOD 10/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x62792830 How many Spark Teams do you PARTICIPATE in? <BR> <BR> I'm in 6 but I have to admit I'm really only active here and a bit in my Club Canine. I used to be more active. I'm wondering if that isn't part of my current problems? Wed, 21 Oct 2015 09:19:14 EST QOD 10/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x62784399 Are you an animal person? <BR> <BR> I pretty much love all animals, except maybe the field mice when they get in the kitchen. Watching them in the wild or zoos I find peaceful. I admit I tend to interact with wildlife more than i should (hubby wants me to stop giving the opossum under the porch pizza crests). Tue, 20 Oct 2015 08:25:17 EST QOD 10/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x62779755 Looking forward to anything this week? <BR> <BR> and/or <BR> <BR> Anything lovely happen this weekend? Mon, 19 Oct 2015 16:47:15 EST QOD10/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x62769882 Do you have any "fan memorabilia"? <BR> <BR> I have tons of Doctor Who stuff, including some signed items. I am redoing our living room in DW. <BR> <BR> I have some other horror items and White Sox items. Sun, 18 Oct 2015 12:33:18 EST QOD 10/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x62760876 Admit it - what holiday decorations would/do you leave up all year long? <BR> <BR> Halloween. I got a black cat in a with hat from a Spark buddy very early on that sits next to my TV all year long and a few other "creepy" do-dads that never seem to find their way into a box. Sat, 17 Oct 2015 08:07:05 EST QOD 10/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x62756361 Tell us about a favorite costume. If you don't wear them, maybe something you saw. Fri, 16 Oct 2015 14:49:25 EST QOD 10/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x62746280 Share a motivational tool/trick that keeps you going. <BR> <BR> Standing naked in a full lenght mirror?!? <BR> <BR> Seriously, I love stickers and colourful post it notes reminding me what to do and where i have succeeded. Thu, 15 Oct 2015 08:53:36 EST QOD 10/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x62738380 We've all done it. Share a "getting restarted" tip. <BR> <BR> Tracking sheets. I can kinda ignore Spark if im in a funk but hard copy paper in a pocket or boot is annoying and makes me look at it. <BR> <BR> Also stickers on a calendar. Wed, 14 Oct 2015 09:13:31 EST QOD 10/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x62732044 What was the last nice surprise you received? <BR> <BR> Had a coworker come up to me and says they want to take me to lunch cuz she thinks and sweet and fun to work with. Tue, 13 Oct 2015 12:24:08 EST QOD 10/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x62722244 Do you purposefully time away from social media? Do you enjoy the time away or is it stressful? <BR> <BR> I NEED time away. I'm actually much happier without most of it. I do start to miss Spark buddies after a while but that's really about it. Mon, 12 Oct 2015 09:29:23 EST QOD 10/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x62716847 What are you enjoying right now (reading, listening, doing)? Sun, 11 Oct 2015 15:02:32 EST QOD 10/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x62708274 Do you like monster movies? Do you have a favorite monster/type of monster? <BR> <BR> I'm going to a Zombie festival today but I love the classic vampire the best. Sat, 10 Oct 2015 11:11:33 EST QOD 10/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x62702126 Fess up, what are you ready to get rid of? <BR> <BR> Just finished collecting a whole shed full of blankets, towels, and linens to donate to the local animal shelter, but I also think it is time to pare down the closet full of clothes that are too big and probably a few boxes of books could go to the library, too. Fri, 9 Oct 2015 14:21:04 EST QOD 10/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x62694253 How are we moving it today? <BR> <BR> Push ups, gentle stretching, and foam roller time before back to back Ballet Boot Camp and Belly Dance classes this evening. Thu, 8 Oct 2015 14:13:11 EST QOD 10/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x62686286 What's for dinner tonight? Wed, 7 Oct 2015 15:07:08 EST QOD 10/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x62677209 Tell me about a blessing in your life today. <BR> <BR> My dog is my hero. Even on a rough weekend when I don't feel like I was the best dog mom, she is always the best service dog. She is made of loving enthusiasm, patience, and corn chip smells. Tue, 6 Oct 2015 14:30:18 EST QOD 10/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x62669170 Rainy day today! <BR> <BR> What's your favorite way to get in fitness minutes on a rainy day? <BR> <BR> <em>257</em> Mon, 5 Oct 2015 15:24:08 EST QOD 10/4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x62660274 What's for lunch? Sun, 4 Oct 2015 15:08:06 EST QOD 10/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x62652629 Goals for October? <BR> <BR> Maintain all current daily health and fitness efforts. <BR> <BR> Improve sleep hygiene to get to bed earlier. <BR> <BR> Reconcile financial statements for the year. <BR> <BR> Order eyeglasses. <BR> <BR> Buy bras that fit. <BR> <BR> Get an oil change. <BR> <BR> Have wedding ring resized. <BR> <BR> Schedule Addie's well visit. Sat, 3 Oct 2015 14:49:43 EST QOD 10/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x62643478 What goal do you need encouragwmwnt on in October? <BR> <BR> I need to get my daily steps back up to ober 10,000 per day. Fri, 2 Oct 2015 10:24:55 EST QOD 10/1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x62636603 What are you looking forward to i. October? <BR> <BR> HALLOWEEN! I have a costumed race at the end of the month that i really need to train for. Thu, 1 Oct 2015 14:56:58 EST QOD 9/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x62624811 What was the BEST thing in September? <BR> <BR> I got a great night out with friends and hubby to see the premier of my favorite show. Wed, 30 Sep 2015 09:21:27 EST QOD 9/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x62618789 I've decided to send all of the impossible people in my life on a one-way trip to Mars. <BR> <BR> How many tickets do you need? Tue, 29 Sep 2015 14:13:47 EST QOD 9/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x62610295 Goal(s) for the week? How are you wrapping up September? Mon, 28 Sep 2015 14:50:57 EST QOD 9/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x62601240 Full eclipse of the super moon tonight. Do you pay attention to the phases of the moon? Other celestial events? Sun, 27 Sep 2015 14:00:45 EST QOD 9/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x62592515 Do you plan your days out or just wing it? <BR> <BR> I used to try to plan my day - never worked out. Now I just try to go with the flow. Sat, 26 Sep 2015 10:23:34 EST QOD 9/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x62584239 Give yourself a challenge for the weekend! <BR> <BR> I'm gonna challenge myself to 60 min of exercise pn both Sat and Sun. 30 ST and 30 cardio. Fri, 25 Sep 2015 09:00:15 EST QOD 9/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x62576453 Do you strength train? How often? <BR> <BR> I used to be better. Not lately. I have free weights and resistance bands. Need to get back at it Thu, 24 Sep 2015 08:57:18 EST QOD 9/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x62567549 What is your favorite type of movie? <BR> <BR> I'm a horror girl. Classic monsters to Saw I love all types of horror. Wed, 23 Sep 2015 08:08:53 EST QOD 9/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x62562293 Do you have a favorite tea? <BR> <BR> Is that better hot or iced? Tue, 22 Sep 2015 14:00:44 EST QOD 9/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x62550485 Ok, what is something you enjoy doing that maybe you are not too "good" at? <BR> <BR> I sing like a yowling cat but I enjoy doing it. Mon, 21 Sep 2015 08:39:27 EST QOD 9/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x62544225 Is there something you do easily that other people find frightening? <BR> <BR> Public speaking. If it is something I know or enjoy I have no trouble speaking in front of a group. There are even times I enjoy it! Sun, 20 Sep 2015 12:44:00 EST QOD 9/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x62536057 Do you have pets, current or past? What role do your pets play in your life? <BR> <BR> Currently we have 2 cats, 2 prairie dogs, and 2 canines. <BR> <BR> Gandolph and Thor are our cats. These are my hubby's boys and except for the occasional rub on my leg we don't have much to do with each other. <BR> <BR> Buffy and Willow are our prairie dogs. I could almost give up tv to watch them. They are just complete goof balls. Always busy and playful. <BR> <BR> Gypsy and Tazzy are my girls. ... Sat, 19 Sep 2015 09:26:11 EST QOD 9/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x62529041 Do you have anything planned this weekend? <BR> <BR> I'm going to a Doctor Who premier event Saturday night and then I'm supposed to do the Brookfield Zoo RunRun on Sunday. <BR> <BR> I don't know if Sunday is gonna happen as i lost my ride home and hubby had to work so can't stay for the race. Fri, 18 Sep 2015 09:57:06 EST QOD 9/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x62522430 Is there anything you tend to "geek out" about? <BR> <BR> Doctor Who. I have clothes jewerly and tons of DVDs. I've met 3 of the actors and i was fan struck. Thu, 17 Sep 2015 11:47:33 EST QOD 9/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x62513212 How do you "curb" your sweet tooth without giving in? <BR> <BR> It doesn't always work but sometime a cup of rosehip or fruity tea with some stevia works, or at least helps me through. Wed, 16 Sep 2015 10:18:54 EST QOD 9/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x62505140 Share something your fall buddy "needs to know"! <BR> <BR> I'm two days back on track and need your support. Tue, 15 Sep 2015 10:43:51 EST QOD 9/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x62495584 When you want to see a movie - theater or DVD? <BR> <BR> Big budget sci-fi is theater if we can. Everything else waits for DVD. Mon, 14 Sep 2015 08:34:31 EST QOD 9/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x62489968 This heat wave has put a lot of extra stress on my body, and I have had some reminders that I need to play. <BR> <BR> Got to swing on the swings (my great core strength meant I got all the way up to the bar and higher, sort of lifting up out of the swing at the top each time!) this week. Also had fun playing Forbidden Desert with friends. Fun to reward myself with Words With Friends and Trivia Crack once in a while, too. <BR> <BR> When is the last time you played (or laughed) a little? Sun, 13 Sep 2015 13:47:08 EST QOD 9/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x62483833 What are you enjoying reading, watching, listening to, or learning about lately? Sat, 12 Sep 2015 17:26:20 EST QOD 9/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x62473906 How have you changed since joining Spark? <BR> <BR> I'm certainly more aware of what I eat and when I'm to stationary. Fri, 11 Sep 2015 10:02:38 EST QOD 9/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x62465673 Do you prefer to work out alone, with a partner, or in a group? <BR> <BR> Walking, running, or biking outside I love company. Usually pushes me to go faster or longer than i would on my own. Unfortunately the only company i get is my girls. <BR> <BR> ST i want to be on my own. Thu, 10 Sep 2015 08:46:56 EST QOD 9/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x62459821 What are some of your favorite YouTube channels for fitness? <BR> <BR> Wed, 9 Sep 2015 15:09:41 EST QOD 9/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x62448844 Share something wonderful from your weekend. <BR> <BR> We got out to the ren faire on Sat. Great day just me and hubby Tue, 8 Sep 2015 08:33:13 EST QOD 9/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x62442978 Thank heavens for Labor Day! <BR> <BR> Have an interesting story about your first job? Do you remember your hourly pay then? <BR> <BR> Or have a better story about your worst job? Your finest hour at work? Crazy hours? Double or triple shifts? Working holidays or nights? Nutty boss? Crazy conditions? Mon, 7 Sep 2015 13:33:37 EST QOD 9/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x62436005 Anything nice happening for you this weekend? Sun, 6 Sep 2015 14:41:15 EST QOD 9/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x62428672 What advice do you have for someone at the very beginning of their fitness journey? (You know, that overwhelming place that feels like the end of your health rope.) <BR> <BR> What do you wish you knew when you started? <BR> <BR> Please listen to your body, it knows your truth even more than professional teachers or fitness instructors: please be gentle with your knees always and with your back until your core is strong enough to do that for you. Daily fitness recovery really is as importan... Sat, 5 Sep 2015 14:27:17 EST QOD 9/4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x62419985 What healthy activity do you now enjoy that your "other" self would have never tried? <BR> <BR> Running. I actuallty have a shirt that says if im running run something nasty is coming Fri, 4 Sep 2015 10:24:51 EST QOD 9/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x62414012 Tell me about your favorite fitness equipment, resource or inspiration! Thu, 3 Sep 2015 15:22:22 EST QOD 9/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x62405830 I am celebrating the anniversary of my Vermont Civil Union today. Have you ever gone on an adventure for love? Wed, 2 Sep 2015 15:19:05 EST QOD 9/1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x62394874 What are your goals for September? <BR> <BR> I need to get moving again. 60 minutes a day. Three 20 min should be more than doable. Tue, 1 Sep 2015 12:03:42 EST QOD 8/31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x62383595 Do you like scary movies? <BR> <BR> Love them. Modern and classic horror make up the bulk of my movie collection. Mon, 31 Aug 2015 09:00:17 EST QOD 8/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x62376279 What is (was) your favorite TV show? <BR> <BR> I'm a big TV fan. I don't think I could choose between Doctor Who and Walking Dead. I love both shows. Sun, 30 Aug 2015 10:45:20 EST Fall Rules/Reminders and FYI's http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x62372159 Hey everyone! <BR> <BR> I'm still waiting on two forms. You know who you are and so do your buddies. They will be forwarded via Spark Mail as soon as they are received. <BR> <BR> Also, I dropped the ball (been doing that a lot lately) and I didn't get updates from everyone on new goals and/or events for September, October, and November. <BR> <BR> So here is what we're gonna do. If you want ANY info to be sent to your buddy that is mailing to you: <BR> 1) reply "sent" in this thread and... Sat, 29 Aug 2015 19:20:02 EST QOD 8/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x62370524 Did anything go well this week? this month? this summer? <BR> <BR> (If your answer is no, is there something you need support with right now?) <BR> <BR> I am so grateful about how well writing my court report went this week. It was a lot of hard work, but I got responses from the attorney and four different social workers so I could fill in a lot of blanks. My CASA kid had a family crisis so we didn't get to have our outing on Thursday, but he was willing to talk with me on the phone instea... Sat, 29 Aug 2015 14:01:10 EST QOD 8/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x62363599 Little more summer nostalgia today: do you have a fun childhood memory of ice cream or another special treat? <BR> <BR> My big brother would sometimes take me to Thrifty Drug Store where I would have to pick from what seemed like an endless amount of ice cream flavors, and then they would scoop it up in that funny cylindrical shape that fit the cone. I never really could decide which was my favorite, I wanted to try them all! Fri, 28 Aug 2015 13:40:57 EST QOD 8/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x62353715 Cathygetsfit asks: <BR> <BR> As a kid, what did you do at recess? <BR> <BR> I was at a very small private grade school so there wasn't much. Jump rope if i was feeling social and reading inn the side of I wasn't. <BR> <BR> The boys were allowed kick ball once week but it wasn't "lady-like" so the girls didn't get to play. Thu, 27 Aug 2015 08:59:15 EST QOD 8/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x62348044 How much do deadlines motivate your pace? <BR> <BR> Do you space things out evenly? Do you leave the majority of work until the last minute? <BR> <BR> Bonus idea: Can you use that tendency to your advantage in your health journey? Wed, 26 Aug 2015 13:56:35 EST QOD 8/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x62335800 From Cathygetsfit: <BR> <BR> What is your most essential appliance? <BR> <BR> I have to go withmy microwave. I don't use many appliances but that i do use daily. Tue, 25 Aug 2015 06:33:17 EST QOD 8/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x62331222 Which part of healthy living is the biggest challenge for you? Mon, 24 Aug 2015 14:02:00 EST QOD 8/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x62322470 Whats your favorite healthy food? <BR> <BR> Berries! Just about any berry will do but I blackberries are my absolute favorite. Sun, 23 Aug 2015 12:45:47 EST QOD 8/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x62315103 Does your workout routine change during the fall? <BR> <BR> Mine never changes much. Just am I running outside or inside. Sat, 22 Aug 2015 11:34:19 EST QOD 8/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x62308304 What are you most looking forward to this autumn? Fri, 21 Aug 2015 13:02:13 EST QOD 8/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x62298283 Summer is coming to a close. Share something you will miss. <BR> <BR> All the green. Yeah fall colors are pretty but the green is so alive. Thu, 20 Aug 2015 09:06:59 EST Summer Reveal. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x62297967 Buddy reveal time. Make your guesses and I'll post the list on Saturday. Thu, 20 Aug 2015 08:22:52 EST Fall Sign Up http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x62297960 August is just sneaking by me. New round starts on 9/1. <BR> <BR> 1 Bigpawsup (Kitty) Thu, 20 Aug 2015 08:21:41 EST QOD 8/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x62293098 When was the last time (or a wonderful time) that you found yourself in just the right place at exactly the right time? Wed, 19 Aug 2015 15:13:07 EST QOD 8/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x62283007 If you could be a famous, would you want to be? What would you like to be famous for/as? <BR> <BR> Huge with paparazzi - absolutely NOT. <BR> <BR> Low level, like Neil Degrasse Tyson or Michio Kaku, I could more than handle. I would love to be like either of these awesome men. And a scientist like them too. Theoretical physics. Tue, 18 Aug 2015 09:29:05 EST QOD 8/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x62275868 Cathy's got another for us. <BR> <BR> If you could go back and change ONE thing- what would it be? <BR> <BR> I used to spend time thinking about this but so many of the FUBARs of my life have lead to wonderful things. Maybe leave my ex sooner. Like right after mutt son was born instead of waiting so long. Mon, 17 Aug 2015 11:34:09 EST QOD 8/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x62268245 Do you ever reward yourself for the changes you are making? What does that look like? Sun, 16 Aug 2015 13:05:18 EST QOD8/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x62258976 What hobbies do you have? <BR> <BR> I paint for fun. Sat, 15 Aug 2015 07:04:58 EST QOD 8/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x62251286 From Cathy- gets-fit: What is your favorite summer time activity? <BR> <BR> Hiking. I don't get to do out enough but i love to hike. Fri, 14 Aug 2015 07:14:11 EST QOD 8/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x62246938 One of my favorite writing prompts from my dance intensive: What is a question you wish you could have answered immediately? <BR> <BR> Mine: Why does every place that performs car maintenance have prices that vary so wildly, and how am I supposed to know if I am choosing the right place or getting ripped off? Thu, 13 Aug 2015 14:05:05 EST QOD8/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x62238201 You get an unexpected day off - what ya gonna do? <BR> <BR> Walk my girls, watch some of my favorite old shows or a movie, and when I get my glasses I can READ again. Wed, 12 Aug 2015 12:02:07 EST QOD 8/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x62231886 Came home from a week of heavy exertion in the high desert with a sinus infection. Seems like the hardest part of an active lifestyle for me is resting, even when I really need to. (Ironic when I consider how sedentary I used to be for so many years.) <BR> <BR> How do you try to practice recovery/restoration/refilling your tank? My favorites are gentle yoga and mantra meditation. Tue, 11 Aug 2015 16:22:34 EST QOD 8/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x62223042 I missed you so much while I was offline and dancing since the first of August in New Mexico! Tell me about some interesting moment from the past week. <BR> <BR> One of my favorites was when Addie and I finally spotted my beloved waiting at the San Diego airport as we finally came home this weekend. Through the glass, I watched Laura jump in the air with her arms extended up high, and I started running down the hallway to get to her as fast as I could while Addie leaped along at my side. I ... Mon, 10 Aug 2015 15:18:21 EST QOD 8/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x62197495 Wow, this week is just slipping past at warp speed. Sorry i missed yesterday. <BR> <BR> How do you slow down after an overly busy day/week? <BR> <BR> This is actually something I'm really bad at. I'll run until my body gives out. Once i get going it is very hard for me to stop. Fri, 7 Aug 2015 09:53:23 EST 8/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x62185347 Sorry, today is my anniversary. I was trying to get out of work early so couldn't get online. <BR> <BR> What do you like to do for a "simple celebration"? <BR> <BR> We lots of big celebrations and parties here but not this year. Tonight we've got movies, bottle of wine and goodies. Just gonna cuddle up and watch movies together. Just nice. Wed, 5 Aug 2015 19:42:27 EST QOD 8/4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x62172439 I'm diggin' in your stuff again. This time it's your work space. What am i going to find that had nothing to do with your work? <BR> <BR> OMG - we laugh that my desk looks like it belongs to a crazy 6yr old. I've got stuffed dogs, Doctor Who toys, and minions all over my desk at work. Oh and my "Monkey in the Middle" game buttons girls i work with day that is actually my job description. Tue, 4 Aug 2015 08:17:05 EST QOD 8/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x62166964 When was the last time you did something brave? <BR> <BR> (Being brave means doing ANYTHING you are afraid of, even if it would be easy for someone else.) <BR> <BR> Yesterday, I made eye contact, kept my heart open, and stayed really present with an intimate audience during a performance that I had very little time to prepare for. So scary, I cried a little. Mon, 3 Aug 2015 15:29:04 EST QOD 8/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x62157137 What is the last things you got obsessive about? <BR> <BR> I've found a ton of old Doctor Who episodes. I'm glued to them. Sun, 2 Aug 2015 12:19:15 EST QOD 8/1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x62150147 Any hopes, plans, goals for August? Sat, 1 Aug 2015 14:27:47 EST QOD 7/31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x62142506 Here I go again, so anxious about packing I can barely see straight. <BR> <BR> When was the last time something went better than you thought it would? Fri, 31 Jul 2015 13:58:28 EST Red Wine? Have a glass! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=26113x60181x62132813 Resveratrol, a cancer-fighting compound found in red grapes and wine, helps prevent bowel cancer if taken in small doses, a University of Leicester, England, study showed. The latest research specifically found that small doses of wine were more effective than higher doses, slashing observations made by previous studies that say drinking more wine helps reduce the disease's risk. <BR> <BR> Researchers conducted the study to see whether the daily low doses of resveratrol were effective enough... Thu, 30 Jul 2015 09:31:46 EST QOD 7/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x62132477 What is your idea of fun in the sun? <BR> <BR> Walking the beach with my girls. They love the water abd chasing gulls. It tickles me to watch them. Thu, 30 Jul 2015 08:48:33 EST QOD 7/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x62124188 What is your favorite way to communicate? <BR> <BR> I'm a face to face kind of person. Phone is ok but if there is any way possible i like to byte sitting with the person I'm talking to. Wed, 29 Jul 2015 09:17:51 EST QOD 7/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x62118875 Tell me about the best thing you've read or watched or heard lately. Tue, 28 Jul 2015 14:45:54 EST QOD 7/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x62108066 What made you laugh this past weekend? <BR> <BR> Drunk squirrel at the fest. He was leaving a yeah can just outside the beer tent Mon, 27 Jul 2015 08:39:46 EST QOD 7/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x62101744 What are some of your favorite experiences? <BR> <BR> Hiking the dunes with my girls and/or friends. <BR> <BR> Sunrises. <BR> <BR> Watching waves crash on the rocks when there is a storm over the lake. Sun, 26 Jul 2015 12:36:59 EST QOD 7/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x62094521 Sounds like a lot of us are uncomfortable with big crowds. So tell me about an ideal low-key adventure. <BR> <BR> Today I finally get to go on another outing with my awesome CASA kid. Last time we met at a coffeehouse to do paper crafting side by side for a few hours. That was a bit too crowded for him, so this time we will try the same outing at the library. I adore the library, and long walks in nature. Sat, 25 Jul 2015 12:58:22 EST QOD 7/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x62085237 Do you like street festivals? If so, tell us about a favorite. <BR> <BR> Whiting's Pierogi Fest starts tonight. I love it. Food, music, crafts, we even have a parade. The whole toen gets into it. Fri, 24 Jul 2015 08:37:04 EST QOD 7/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x62079765 Do you like to experiment with foods or happier with same old same? <BR> <BR> I'm pretty much a same old same when it comes to food. Not that i won't try things if they are available I'm just not that big on needing change. Thu, 23 Jul 2015 12:35:45 EST QOD 7/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x62072676 sorry I'm so late today. <BR> <BR> What food is your Achilles heel? <BR> <BR> It's a toss up for me. Pizza or chocolate Wed, 22 Jul 2015 14:56:04 EST QOD 7/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x62063437 When was that last things you over did something? <BR> <BR> I'm sitting in my docs office today with heat exhaustion cause i pushed to hard this past weekend Tue, 21 Jul 2015 12:47:31 EST QOD 7/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x60181x62053336 How do you handle the summer heat? <BR> <BR> Normally I'm the fool out gardening in100+ heat. This past weekend my tummy wasn't into being outside. Mon, 20 Jul 2015 09:33:55 EST