SparkPeople Hopeful Hearts Breaking Free From Hurts Team Messageboard Want to break free from hurts (childhood and relationship issues, illness, depression, weight loss, etc)? We will look to Jesus for answers to become our best physically and spiritually. SparkPeople Hopeful Hearts Breaking Free From Hurts Team Messageboard Hello Everyone! Grow in the knowledge and Word of God by enrolling Today in ABS, a FREE ADULT HOME BIBLE STUDY DONE BY MAIL. All I need is your name, mailing address and phone number to get you started in your first lesson. God Bless YOU! Wed, 1 Apr 2015 16:05:06 EST Good Morning Everyone! I'm Vic and we would like to offer everyone a FREE Adult Home Bible Study in English or in Spanish by mail. If you are interested, send me your name, mailing address and phone number. God Bless YOU! Vic. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 10:02:31 EST GTKO, QOTD 12.08.14 Monday! Good morning, Friends! <BR> <BR> Thanks for all the encouragement yesterday! <BR> <BR> Yesterday's Answer: Yukon Cornelius Good job! <BR> <BR> Today's question: Which three reindeer have names beginning with a "D"? <BR> <BR> Sort of goes along with name all of Santa's reindeer - don't do it today cuz we'll probably have that down the list somewhere. <BR> <BR> Have a great one. Mon, 8 Dec 2014 10:19:10 EST GTKO, QOTD 12.07.14 Peral Harbor Day! Good morning! <BR> <BR> Yesterday's answer: On the stairs. Those that answered got it right! <BR> <BR> Today's question: What is the name of Rudolph's dogsled driving friend? <BR> <BR> I didn't even know Rudolph had a dogsled driving friend. <BR> <BR> Have a great one. Sun, 7 Dec 2014 10:47:53 EST GTKO, QOTD 12.06.14 Saturday! Good morning! Hope your weather is as beautiful as mine is. Sunny-quiet-blue skies, temp is a mild warm. Just nice! <BR> <BR> Yesterday's answer: Ebenezer is correct, it's Ebenezer! Good job, Everyone. <BR> <BR> Today's question: Where was I when "I SAW MOMMY KISSING SANTA CLAUSE? <BR> <BR> I just heard an old one, I'M GETTING NUT'N FOR CHRISTMAS. Funny, cute, and very old. <BR> <BR> Have fun today. You deserve it, you've worked for it, and you should take your allotted time for fu... Sat, 6 Dec 2014 08:24:32 EST Removing the mask About a month ago I wrote a blog on this topic and was asked to share it here but I procrastinated so thought I would do it today. This was for a challenge I'm doing right now but it would fit most any time. <BR> <BR> So here it is, hope people can relate to it: <BR> <BR> For this week of BLC we needed to write about our secret identity and removing the mask. My secret identity is that I have all the strength to do things. But if I remove the mask, a person would see a person who struggles ... Fri, 5 Dec 2014 10:49:26 EST GTKO, QOTD 12.05.14 Friday! Good morning! <BR> <BR> You know how you can type an error and it seems like you have to correct if six times before it's right? I'm ready to pitch my machine out the window but I can't afford to replace the window. <BR> <BR> <BR> Yesterday's answer: His heart was two sizes too small. Mary Beth got it right. Great job, MB. <BR> <BR> Today's question: What is "Scrooges" first name? Fri, 5 Dec 2014 07:22:09 EST GTKO, QOTD 12.04.14 Thursday! Good morning, All! <BR> <BR> Yesterday's answer, thanks to Bob, I mean Santa, is: What was the matter! What great memories you have and what goodness you provided for the children. Thanks Bob for being Santa for your children, your nieces and nephews, and others. It really does count! <BR> <BR> Today's question: In How the Grinch Stole Christmas, what biological shortcoming made the Grinch so mean? <BR> <BR> Have fun and a blessed day! Thu, 4 Dec 2014 08:06:48 EST GTKO, QOTD 12.03.14 Wednesday! Good morning! <BR> <BR> Yesterday's answer: Suzy Snowflake - Bob got it correct! Good job. <BR> <BR> Today's question: In the NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS, "I sprang from my bed to see" what? <BR> <BR> Have a blessed day! Wed, 3 Dec 2014 07:49:21 EST GTKO, QOTD 12.02.14 Tuesday! Good morgan (German for morning, probably spelled incorrectly)! <BR> <BR> Bob - glad you had a good telephone interview and I'm praying for your face-to-face interview. If nothing else, it's good practice, but unfortunately, I also know practice doesn't pay the bills or do much for the well-being feeling. Trust in God! He'll bring you through! <BR> <BR> Mary Beth - be brave, my friend! I know you can do this and have a wonderful day! <BR> <BR> Yesterday's answer: New York - it did not ... Tue, 2 Dec 2014 08:21:41 EST GTKO, QOTD 12.01.14 Monday! Hello! <BR> <BR> Went out and bought a new mattress for my bed. Hopefully, it will help a lot. I'll tell you, after I did all the laydown and get up checking out mattresses, I could barely walk and I had a bulge on my left ilium on the back side. It's still there, so I'm really limping now. <BR> <BR> I didn't read yesterday's answers, as Last Friday came up. I know I did Saturday and Sunday, but did I forget to put the sticky on them? Strange. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's answer: Uncle Billy... Mon, 1 Dec 2014 15:11:15 EST GTKO, QOTD 11.30.14 Sunday! Good morning! <BR> <BR> Trying to get my brains together and my resolve to "stick with it" starting today and I've been working on my week of meal plans starting today through next Saturday. Going to be an old fashioned week of going to store or veggie stand for the stuff I need on a daily basis, but I do have enough veggies to make a Baked Zuchinni Parm cass so we'll have that, too. I'm already tired of the Turkey and left overs. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's answer was just sung on the music ch... Sun, 30 Nov 2014 11:10:53 EST GTKO, OQAAT 11.29.14 Saturday! Good morning! <BR> <BR> I'm worn out from cooking and cleaning and decided I'm not doing another Thanksgiving dinner like that again. More later. <BR> <BR> Today is the first day of Christmas themed questions. We're going back to the yesterday's answer, today's question style again. Worked well last month. <BR> <BR> Today's question: In Frosty the Snowman, who brought Frosty back to life? <BR> <BR> Have a blessed day and weekend! Sat, 29 Nov 2014 11:21:22 EST GTKO, OQAAT 11.28.14 Friday! Good morning! <BR> <BR> Today is Black Friday! Are you going shopping today at any of the malls or stores celebrating Black Friday with stupendous sales? <BR> <BR> Have a good day! Fri, 28 Nov 2014 06:58:10 EST Changing My World Around Me When I was a child, I spoke and thought and reasoned as a child. But when I grew up, I put away childish things. Now we see things imperfectly, like puzzling reflections in a mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity. All that I know now is partial and in complete, but then I will know everything completely, just as god now knows me completely. Three things will last forever- faith, hope and love- and the greatest of these is love." <BR> 1 Corinthians 13:11-13 NLT <BR> <BR... Thu, 27 Nov 2014 14:18:58 EST Happy Thanksgiving from the GTKO, OQAAT Thread! Happy Thanksgiving! <BR> <BR> It's here! I've got the turkey in the oven a parfait filling cooling, and I'm getting ready to make the stuffing and mashed potatoes and gravy. This is the day I really love! <BR> <BR> Today's question: What are you grateful for today? <BR> <BR> My break is done and I wish you all a wonderful Thanksgiving. Have a blessed day! Thu, 27 Nov 2014 12:13:57 EST GTKO, OQAAT 11.26.14 Wednesday! <em>244</em> No more counting - tomorrow is it! I spent yesterday limping around hoping my back would finally stop hurting. I put in 3 miles just walking around in the house. I keep going over the menu trying to figure out if there was any prep work I could do ahead of time and it was just too early for that. My back is hurting worse now than yesterday, but I can dice my celery and a few other things can be readied for tomorrow and I'll make the pumpkin chiffon parfaits, today. <BR> <B... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 07:43:38 EST GTKO, OQAAT 11.25.14 Tuesday! Just got past our T-storm of the morning - real nasty. It is supposed to be that way all day, but it started an hour early and stopped a few hours earlier than planned. <BR> <BR> What are you planning for T-day dinner? <BR> <BR> My husband works for a men's clothier in a local mall. Last year's Black Friday sales were a disaster for the entire mall. They even had open parking places and the mall looked like a ghost town at times. My husband said the company sales were dismal and the H... Tue, 25 Nov 2014 08:51:15 EST GTKO, OQAAT 11.24.14 Monday! Good morning! I can still say that 'cuz it's only 11:39. <BR> <BR> Is your grocery store closed or open on Thanksgiving? <BR> Do you think that is good or problematic? <BR> <BR> Have a great one. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:40:25 EST GTKO, OQAAT 11.23.14 Sunday! I'm with Bob on this one. Mary Beth gave the correct answer - Minnesota, for yesterday's answer. <BR> <BR> Today's question: <BR> Prelim: If we are "forced" to go someplace else for T-Day dinner, we still buy all the stuff and make it the next day for ourselves because we love the left overs. I pretty much re-serve it as is, heated in the microwave and we feel like it's custom made because I like cold white meat, hot dressing and gravy, hot veggies, and cold homemade cranberry chutney. M... Sun, 23 Nov 2014 11:17:18 EST GTKO, OQAAT 11.22.14 Saturday! Good day! <BR> <BR> today's question: <BR> <BR> Which state produces the most turkeys annually? <BR> <BR> Have a great day! Sat, 22 Nov 2014 13:42:20 EST How Do You I am hurting a lot inside right now and no matter what I do I can't seem to forgive? My brother and my sister-in-law have really broken my heart and I can't seem to forgive no matter how much I pray. Over 9 years ago CPS in Texas took my kids from me because I got sick with Bipolar and to keep them in the family my mom and I agreed to let them raise the boys. I NEVER thought they would keep me from my own sons. They made it so hard on me that I left Texas because my mental health couldn't han... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18:10:28 EST GTKO, OQAAT 11.21.14 Friday! Got up this morning, early, rolled out of bed and into clothes like a firefighter, then ran and jumped in the car, like we were going to a fire. Not a fire, just a million errands and a job to do. Got it all done and since we were nearly next door to the new huge mall they just opened, had to go check it out and collect applications. More work for me. <BR> <BR> Today's question: Do you buy frozen or fresh turkeys? <BR> <BR> Yesterday's answers were fantastic. Did not mean to drag out b... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:59:02 EST GTKO, OQAAT 11.20.14 Thursday! Good morning! <BR> <BR> Yesterday's answer: Hens. Yup! Just like chickens. I would guess that baby turkeys are chicks and a heard of turkeys is a flock, too. They were not on the list of questions for turkeys, but maybe it's because we could figure it out by now? <BR> <BR> Today's question: Do you cook and eat at home on T-Day or go out and leave it all to someone else? <BR> <BR> Have a blessed day! Thu, 20 Nov 2014 03:39:35 EST I Will Put Food In Its Proper Place Today I was reading how God was pleased with his creation. He declared that it was good. Many of our problems and dependencies result from the misuse of God's good creation. Part of recovery is discovering the good things that we have misused and learning how to enjoy them the way God intended. <BR> <BR> The area I have been working on in my life is how I have handled food. I know that food is meant for energy, but I have used it before for pleasure, entertainment and even self medication.... Wed, 19 Nov 2014 14:10:04 EST GTKO, OQAAT 11.19.14 Wednesday! I'm finally here! <BR> <BR> Another crumby night - not much sleep, but I did notice that the same show was playing over and over again, almost like it was stuck or something. I would wake up, every time at the same place. Hate that. There has to be something that makes your brain do that, I am convinced of that. Anyway, I'm going slow today, but I'm getting things done, so no complaints here. Thanks everyone for your prayers. I need them and I will continue to pray for all of you. <BR>... Wed, 19 Nov 2014 12:09:03 EST GTKO, OQAAT 11.18.14 Tuesday! Hello! <BR> <BR> Yesterday's answer: Arkansas is 3rd. No idea who is 1st or 2nd. <BR> <BR> Today's question: What is a male turkey called? <BR> <BR> Have fun! Tue, 18 Nov 2014 15:25:21 EST I Thank God For Godly Wisdom I thank God For Godly Wisdom <BR> "If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking. But when you ask him, be sure that your faith is in God alone. Do not waver, for a person with divided loyalty is as unsettled as a wave of the sea that is blown and tossed by the wind. Such people should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. Their loyalty is divided between God and the world, and they are unstable in everything they do." <BR> (J... Mon, 17 Nov 2014 17:55:42 EST GTKO, OQAAT 11.17.14 Monday! Someone took our threads off Sticky. Was it intentional, approved, what? <BR> <BR> Yesterday's answer is: 55 mph flying turkeys That's pretty fast for those big birds <BR> <BR> Today's question:How does Arkansas rank among the other states in turkey production? <BR> <BR> Have fun. Mon, 17 Nov 2014 10:00:43 EST Hello! The page is a little confusing-- I sure hope I am responding correctly? <BR> My name is Lacey, and like many others I suffer from mental and physical conditions. It's is quite lengthy a story of how and why I came to find Spark people -- but I'd rather not bore people... <BR> In short, I will say that my ailments seem to get better with exercise and a good mindset... though admittedly, I do very little of either! I have been on Spark quite a while and am not quite sure what to expect from a... Mon, 17 Nov 2014 06:04:04 EST GTKO, OQAAT 11.16.14 Sunday! Good morning! <BR> <BR> Female turkey's cluck - I guess like chickens as I have never been around live turkeys close enough to hear what they sound like and I guess I assumed they all made the same sound, Gobble. I've seen a heard of them in a field when we were driving around in Wyoming. One side of the road was a parking lot for the hunter's who were all up the hill on the other side. The deer, antelope, and turkeys were in the field across the street laughing their heads off at the hun... Sun, 16 Nov 2014 10:31:03 EST GTKO, OQAAT 11.15.14 Saturday! Hello! <BR> <BR> Yesterday's answer: 50%. Personally, I think that is a little off, but it's based on a personal basis only. We usually have ham for Christmas, but we have had turkey, beef, pork, lamb. <BR> <BR> Today's question: What sound does a female turkey make? <BR> <BR> Have fun and God bless! Sat, 15 Nov 2014 12:56:06 EST I Am Thankful God Directs Devotional 3: I Am Thankful God Directs <BR> <BR> Many people search for meaning in their lives. They long for significance and purpose. I believe that God planted this desire in every man and woman's heart. I believe God wants us to discover what our role in life is. In our journey of self- discovery, we also come face to face with God's divine plan for us and learn as we grow in our relationship with Him, that God is intimately involved in all that concerns you and me. <BR> <BR> In Psalm... Fri, 14 Nov 2014 22:21:54 EST GTKO, OQAAT 11.14.14 Friday! Hello! <BR> <BR> Yesterday's answer: Gobble, Gobble, Gobble! <BR> (One thing I hope I do not do this month - because I am so looking forward to T-day!) <BR> <BR> Today's question: Approximately what percentage of American homes eats turkey on Christmas? <BR> <BR> Have fun and God bless. Fri, 14 Nov 2014 14:47:40 EST GTKO, OQAAT 11.13.14 Thursday! Hello! <BR> <BR> Bob is doing better. Fever gone, off to work, but going a little slower until he can catch up with himself. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's Answer: Sunshine Got it right - so did Mary Beth. I would have got it right, too! <BR> <BR> Today's Question: What sound does a male turkey make? <BR> <BR> Have fun with it. Thu, 13 Nov 2014 16:31:15 EST Thankful I Can Come To God Did you know that God cares about even the smallest details of your life? <BR> How many times have we bought the lie "He doesn't have time for the small matters. I will come only if it is something big." " I don't want to bother Him." <BR> Yet did you know that God longs for you to come to Him. <BR> <BR> Did you know that In the Bible, he calls you His child? Did you know that throughout the Bible, God shows Himself as a loving father, who longs to have a personal relationship with you. <B... Thu, 13 Nov 2014 11:41:37 EST Thankful For The Power Of Prayer Prayer is a wonderful blessing God has entrusted to His people. Prayer is a spiritual act that goes into the unseen realm and joins man's heart with God's. Prayer is the vehicle God uses to usher in His spiritual blessings to touch everyday lives like you and me. <BR> In Colossians 4:2 we read, " Devote yourselves to prayer with an alert mind and a thankful heart." (NLT) <BR> <BR> It is so easy to grow tired of praying for something or someone, especially when you do not see the changes yo... Wed, 12 Nov 2014 22:52:03 EST GTKO, OQAAT 11.12.14 Wednesday! Today, I spent with my DH, chasing after doctors and lab tests. So far, so good, but it doesn't explain the 102°F temp he had all night and the other issues he is having. But at least it isn't Ebola - although they scared me when they put on their mask to figure out what was going on. I would have been more surprised if they would have met us at the car and taken us in the back door. He's taking something for it, his fever is down, and he's feeling better now, but it was a day plus. <BR> ... Wed, 12 Nov 2014 20:25:07 EST GTKO, OQAAT 11.11.14 Tuesday! Yesterday's answer: FDR (Franklin D. Roosevelt - not Teddy) <BR> I was surprised because he did not get his wish, which was probably someone else that held a lot of sway over him. My point being, everyone starts shopping when they start. Some wait for the night before, some start on January 1st in the big "Blow Out" and "Inventory Reduction" sales, then stash the stuff away for nearly a year. I had a girl friend that did that and she shopped the sales like a demon. I can't stand having t... Tue, 11 Nov 2014 12:17:44 EST How did you spend your time with the Lord today? How do you spend time building a relationship with God? Prayer, Bible reading, singing, reading a devotional, discussing with a friend, writing, etc? <BR> Tue, 11 Nov 2014 11:34:36 EST GTKO, OQAAT 11.10.14 Monday! Hello! <BR> <BR> Yesterday's answer: Abraham Lincoln <BR> <BR> Today's question: Which president attempted to move the Thanksgiving holiday to the fourth Thursday in November to create a longer Christmas shopping season? <BR> <BR> Have fun guessing. Mon, 10 Nov 2014 13:48:49 EST Today, I wish.......... one of my spark friends could find a wonderful home by November 15th. Sun, 9 Nov 2014 16:27:08 EST Name a fall color and then an object that color. Orange; a naval orange Sun, 9 Nov 2014 16:08:44 EST GTKO, OQAAT 11.09.14 Sunday! Hello! <BR> <BR> Yesterday's answer: In the refrigerator. You all got it right. <BR> <BR> Today's question: Which US president specified that Thanksgiving would fall on the last Thursday of November? Can you guess it right? <BR> <BR> Have fun - God bless! Sun, 9 Nov 2014 15:20:11 EST GTKO, OQAAT 11.08.14 Saturday! Hello! <BR> <BR> Bob - you think you're behind. I know what being behind is. I am definitely behind. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's answer: Israel is right. Good job Mary Beth and others. <BR> <BR> Today's question: What is the BEST way to defrost a turkey? <BR> <BR> Have a good one. Sat, 8 Nov 2014 18:39:40 EST GTKO, OQAAT 11.07.14 Friday! Hello! <BR> <BR> Got a ton of stuff done this morning so I'm feeling pretty good, although it was done at a much slower speed than normal as the back/hip is no responding to any of the exercises and movements. Sometimes I just have to sit and wait for about an hour so it can rest. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's answer: Correct by Bob! <em>244</em> Ben Franklin. <BR> <BR> Today's question: Which country consumes the most turkey per year per capita? <BR> <BR> Have fun! Fri, 7 Nov 2014 16:15:19 EST GTKO, OQAAT 11.06.14 Thursday! Good morning! <BR> <BR> I can only give the guy at Microsoft credit for my happiness with my working computer today! I do give God the credit for the fact that I managed to get the first of my 3 fitness events done already and I'm not screaming yet. He does work miracles and I believe He does. Sometimes, it's hard to just relax and expect it. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's answer: 90% according to the service that provided the question. <BR> <BR> Today's question: What great American Statesman ... Thu, 6 Nov 2014 08:42:01 EST GTKO, OQAAT 11.05.14 Wednesday! Sorry, Friends! <BR> <BR> It was an all day workathon to fix my computer and get to you. But I can only tell you great things about Microsoft in Redmond - a suburb of Seattle, my home town. The guy I talked to today, fixed my computer remotely and it actually did it so quick, I could not keep up with him so I gave up trying to learn what he was doing and make sure he wasn't into anything that I needed to keep private. Apparently my rash of issues with my computer freezing and crashing was... Wed, 5 Nov 2014 15:35:52 EST GTKO, OQAAT 11.04.14 Tuesday! Good morning, Friends! <BR> <BR> If you are enjoying these questions, invite someone to join the thread! How fun is that? <BR> <BR> Yesterday's answer: Wild turkeys run at 25 mph. <BR> <BR> Today's question: What Native American tribe celebrated the first Thanksgiving with the colonists? <BR> <BR> Have fun and may God bless you all. Tue, 4 Nov 2014 08:27:04 EST A study on HEAVEN. (see various subtopics) <BR> <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5810243 </link> <BR> <BR> Subtopics for the study on Heaven. Mon, 3 Nov 2014 15:19:54 EST GTKO, OQAAT 11.03.14 Monday! Here we are in November and I find it moving faster than October, which fly by at near lightening speed. Guess I better gear up for passing through the sound barrier. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's answer (according to the source I got the question from is: Mexico and S. America. <BR> <BR> Today's question: How fast can wild turkeys run? <BR> <BR> I'm not sure if domestic turkeys are as fast, but it seems to me that it probably would not matter. <BR> <BR> Have a great one. Mon, 3 Nov 2014 10:07:33 EST GTKO, OQAAT 11.02.14 Sunday! Mary Beth got the right answer to yesterday's question, plus some extra info. <em>243</em> Mary Beth! <BR> <BR> Today's question: Where was the turkey first domesticated? (Hint: Looking for a country, not a state.) <BR> <BR> Have a great one! Sun, 2 Nov 2014 01:40:25 EST GTKO, OQAAT 11.01.14 Saturday! Good morning! <BR> <BR> Now for a month of Turkey questions - here we go! <BR> <BR> When was the first Thanksgiving celebration? <BR> <BR> Oh no! The infamous date requirement again! Hate that part of history in school! Now it seems so easy. <BR> <BR> Have a good one. <BR> Sat, 1 Nov 2014 05:55:45 EST GTKO, OQAAT 10.31.14 Halloween Day! Well - tonight's the spookiest night of the year! I hope you are all ready. <BR> <BR> I saw a thing this morning about a guy dressed as a goofy scarecrow, but then he takes his head off and his face has been well painted into the Zombie look and he actually scares everyone away from him. Since I do not believe Zombies exist, I probably would have clapped for his performance, then asked him to hold still long enough for me to examine the makeup. It was great! <BR> <BR> Oh well - It will n... Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:54:02 EST GTKO, OQAAT 10.30.14 Thursday! Going out for an interview this morning. So wish me well and I'll see you later today. <BR> <BR> What is your favorite "Monster" at Halloween time? <BR> <BR> <BR> Have a great one. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 07:26:37 EST GTKO, OQAAT 10.29.14 Wednesday! Hello! Tomorrow is the big day for October, then we quickly slide into November and the turkeys start gobbling. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's answer was perfect from ShortStory - thank you. <BR> <BR> Today's question is: Do you know how much candy is sold (dollars) for Halloween annually in the US alone? <BR> <BR> Have a great one! <BR> <BR> Correction! Had to change the date on this - I was a day ahead of myself. It's right now. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 14:43:15 EST Challenge: Number of threads used through Oct.31st Make a chart like this and use it throughout the rest of the week. Let's see how active we can be.!!! <em>104</em> <BR> Wednesday <BR> Thursday <BR> Friday <BR> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 14:24:34 EST GTKO, OQAAT 10.28.14 Monday! The answer to yesterday's question is: the orange is for the fall harvest and the black is for the darkness and death. I did not look up any of the links on Bob's post so I do not know what they said. But that was the answer I was looking for. <BR> <BR> Okay - for today (I feel like a teacher), Where did Jack O' Lanterns originate from, why, and what were the original Jacks made of? <BR> <BR> Need three answers here. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 07:51:25 EST GTKO, OQAAT 10.27.14 Monday! Why are Orange and Black the theme colors of Halloween? <BR> <BR> Have a great one. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 06:48:50 EST How many steps did you make today? 1520 I had trouble with my spark tracker and had to re-install it. Sun, 26 Oct 2014 23:26:24 EST Write a scripture that inspired you today Joshua 1:9 <BR> 9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Sun, 26 Oct 2014 23:20:06 EST GTKO, OQAAT 10.26.14 Sunday! What can you put together that is healthy and black and orange for Halloween dinner or snack or DESSERT? <BR> <BR> Have fun! Sun, 26 Oct 2014 13:25:26 EST GTKO, OQAAT 10.25.14 Saturday! Good Day! <BR> <BR> I guess we are all CHOCOHOLICS! judging by yesterday's answers! I figure we should all take out stock in the candy companies and get something instead of Diabetes and Sugar Comas, too. <BR> <BR> Is there a candy bar that does not have chocolate on it, other than Pay-Day? <BR> <BR> Have a great one! Sat, 25 Oct 2014 13:36:17 EST Name something that makes you smile As you name thngs that bring a smile; just maybe it will someone else. Let's visit often and be creative. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:20:20 EST GTKO, OQAAT 10.24.14 Friday! Good morning! <BR> <BR> If you do eat chocolate bars, what is your favorite? <BR> <BR> Have a good one. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:05:51 EST Family Through Christ Team - Leadership Resignatio Hi Everyone! I'll be starting a long-term substitute teaching job this coming Monday through early-mid-December. It will keep me very busy, and then I'll possibly be taking classes toward my Master's Degree starting in January. I don't have a lot of classes to take to finish that degree, and it might help me get a full-time teaching position. I'll pop in now and then, but I may not post every day. Please don't worry what's happened to me. I plan to continue tracking food, updating my st... Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:52:28 EST GTKO, OQAAT 10.23.14 Thursday! Good morning! <BR> <BR> Time is getting short - the frost is going to be on the pumpkin soon. Late this afternoon is going to be a partial sun eclipse by the moon. The next one will be in 2017. Watch for it as it will take more than a few minutes. Just to refresh - the moon will pass between the sun and earth so the sun is eclipsed by the moon. Since the sun will be shining on the back side of the moon, we will see the moon as a black disk. Do not look at the sun with your naked eye. ... Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:15:01 EST GTKO, OQAAT 10.22.14 Wednesday! Oh! Getting closer and closer to the black and orange day! Not sure why I'm all hyped over it, but I am. <BR> <BR> If you were invited to an adult Halloween party (not going is not an option), and you had to wear a costume, but it had to be different than you had ever worn before and it could not be just another version of what you have worn in the past, what would you go as. <BR> <BR> Have fun. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 04:49:14 EST GTKO, OQAAT 10.20.14 Monday! Good morning! <BR> <BR> Having issues with my computer this morning and want to throw the printer through the window with the computer quickly following! <BR> <BR> If you were to have a party this year for Halloween (adults only, can be costume or not) what would you put on your menu of finger foods or a sitdown dinner? Do not include desserts unless you are only serving sweets as the finger food. <BR> <BR> Have fun. God Bless. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:55:49 EST GTKO, OQAAT 10.19.14 Sunday! Good Sonday Morning! <BR> <BR> When I was a teen, I went to a Halloween party that had fog boiling out of the punch bowl. There was a 7-up/Hawaiian Punch mix with eyeball ice cream balls floating on it. It was supposed to look like blood with eyeballs. It did look like that, but it was good. The eyeballs were some special bubblegum and after awhile they got soft and sorta melted. <BR> <BR> But the best part, as far as I was concerned was the chunk of dry ice in the bottom that made it f... Sun, 19 Oct 2014 09:46:50 EST GTKO, OQAAT 10.18.14 Saturday! Good morning! <BR> <BR> Going to the grocery store, I found myself surrounded by what I consider mountains of sugar. Every cookie known to man has been decorated, somehow, to depict Halloween. Chocolate chips cookies had chocolate spiders on top and little dots of orange sprinkled around - not sure how they did it. Sugar cookies in boxes piled high with orange ones and chocolate ones - all of them with black or orange Jack O Lantern faces painted on them. It almost said to me, "You will ... Sat, 18 Oct 2014 11:24:45 EST GTKO, OQAAT 10.17.14 Friday! Good ,morning! <BR> <BR> If you were told by your doctor that "You MUST take a specific medication" and it guaranteed that you would gain weight, which might mean that you would be hungry constantly, what would you do? <BR> <BR> Have a good one. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 06:13:07 EST GTKO, OQAAT 10.16.14 Thursday! Good morning! <BR> <BR> Can you think of a story for Halloween that is not Chucky or GhostBuster themed? <BR> <BR> Have a great one! Thu, 16 Oct 2014 11:44:19 EST GTKO, OQAAT 10.15.14 Wednesday! Good morning! <BR> <BR> Getting To Know Ourselves, One Question At A Time is proud to share this question from IGNITEME101 - <BR> <BR> Has anyone heard of a med that promises to add weight or help stop the hunger feeling and non-stop eating problems? <BR> <BR> I hope I got that right, Della. If not - feel free to ask it as you need it. <BR> <BR> Have a great day and God bless all of you! <em>198</em> Wed, 15 Oct 2014 09:27:19 EST GTKO, QOTD 10.14.14 Tuesday! Hi! <BR> <BR> What is your favorite "Spookie" character for Halloween (witch, drac, ghost, zombie, black cat, something else? <BR> <BR> Have a good one. Tue, 14 Oct 2014 16:31:50 EST GTKO, QOTD 10.13.14 Monday! Hello! <BR> <BR> Do you like cookies, as in "cookie monster" and do you buy them or bake them? <BR> <BR> Have a delicious one! Mon, 13 Oct 2014 18:39:40 EST GTKO, QOTD 10.12.14 Sunday! Hello! <BR> <BR> Do you ever have to recover from your vacation for a day or so? <BR> <BR> Have a good one! Sun, 12 Oct 2014 13:35:55 EST GTKO, QOTD 10.11.14 Saturday! Heading for home this morning! Packing to begin shortly. <BR> <BR> Have you ever gone on vacation with your kids or as a kid, right at Halloween night? What special things did you did do to accommodate missing Trick or Treat night? <BR> <BR> Have a great one! Sat, 11 Oct 2014 03:27:03 EST GTKO, QOTD 10/10/14! I finally answered yesterday's question - if you are interested. <BR> <BR> Good morning! <BR> <BR> Are you still planning on giving up Halloween night for a festive sugar blast or are you planning on keeping on track and not blowing a day or week on the sugar pile? <BR> <BR> Have a great one! Fri, 10 Oct 2014 04:50:50 EST GTKO, QOTD 10.09.14 Thursday! Good morning! <BR> <BR> How would you rate your status as far as your healthy lifestyle is concerned? <BR> 1 = Terrible, can't seem to learn anything and put it into practice! <BR> 2 = OK, but can be derailed easily for long periods of time. <BR> 3 = I am learning things about my diet, but can't get into the fitness. <BR> 4 = I am learning things about my fitness, but can't get into the meal planning/tracking. <BR> 5 = I have learned a lot about everything and am putting it all into practic... Thu, 9 Oct 2014 07:19:25 EST GTKO, QOTD 10.08.14 Wednesday! Good morning, Friends! <BR> <BR> I found orange this year and fell in love with it. Prior to this year, I never really liked orange, but I sure like it this year. <BR> <BR> Do you ever make discoveries for yourself, or about yourself that surprise you? <BR> <BR> Have a great one. Wed, 8 Oct 2014 08:45:19 EST GTKO, QOTD 10.07.14 Tuesday! Good morning! <BR> <BR> If it were totally up to you - what colors would you make the official Halloween colors? <BR> (You can leave it as it is and you must have at least 2 colors.) <BR> <BR> Have a good one. Tue, 7 Oct 2014 07:58:46 EST The Bible and You: The Names of God 10/6/14 The Hebrew word Elohim is usually translated "God" in English and is the first name for God used in the Bible – In the beginning God (Elohim) created the heavens and the earth (Genesis 1:1). The El in Elohim means "mighty" or "strong" and Elohim carries the idea of an all-powerful, unlimited, creative power. It is also interesting to note that the "him" ending of Elohim is in the plural form in Hebrew, indicating more than one. Yet Elohim is always used with singular verbs throughout Scriptu... Mon, 6 Oct 2014 22:04:05 EST GTKO, QOTD 10/06/14 Monday! Good morning! <BR> <BR> How old is too old for Trick or Treaters, as far as you are concerned? <BR> <BR> Have a great one. Mon, 6 Oct 2014 06:07:25 EST GTKO, QOTD 10.05.14 Sunday! Hello from Orlando! <BR> <BR> Took awhile to get on the internet here, but finally here. <BR> <BR> Do you know the recommended highest "dose" of sugar, in teaspoons or calories, you should have on a daily basis (as recommended by the AHA or American Heart Association)? <BR> <BR> There is a little girl here that loves to scream, every few seconds, at least. The pool is right outside the window and she's have a grand time, at the expense of everyone's ears. She is a drama queen, too. Have... Sun, 5 Oct 2014 14:01:07 EST GTKO, QOTD 10.04.14 Saturday! Good morning! <BR> <BR> Thanks for the prayers. Went to the doctor to find out what was going on - I was allergic to the sulfa and I no longer take that med, now I take Cipro again. Yesterday was a weird day, but got it all done in record time and I am starting to feel better again. <BR> <BR> Do you like to take vacation at this time of year? <BR> <BR> Have a great one. Sat, 4 Oct 2014 06:58:22 EST GTKO, QOTD 10.03.14 Friday! Having a health issue this morning. Med reactions. Need prayer. <BR> <BR> Good morning. <BR> <BR> How do you attend a party or family gatherng without over indulging in high-calorie foods? <BR> <BR> Have a great and blessed day! Fri, 3 Oct 2014 06:22:18 EST GTKO, QOTD 10.01.14 Wednesday Good morning! Today is the first day of October! Halloween is coming soon. <BR> <BR> If I make a "blog" and give you the link to it in order to find the question of the day, will you follow to the link? <BR> <BR> I am trying to do something and in the past I have found that I could not do a "post" to a thread the same as a blog and therefore I am going to attempt something via a blog. But you would have to come to this thread and then click on the link to get to the question. I can't fi... Wed, 1 Oct 2014 09:30:36 EST GTKO, QOTD 08.30.14 Tuesday! Good day! <BR> <BR> Boy today is galloping by. <BR> <BR> Are you spelling challenged? <BR> <BR> Have a good one! Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:39:30 EST GTKO, QOTD 09.29.14 Monday! Good morning, Friends! <BR> <BR> Are you punctuation challenged? Do you know where to put a comma, semicolon, colon, etc.? <BR> <BR> Have a great one! Mon, 29 Sep 2014 09:12:03 EST The Bible and You: The Names of God 9/28/14 9/29/14 <BR> <BR> "Let them praise the name of the LORD: for His name alone is excellent; His glory [is] above the earth and heaven."Psalm 148:13 <BR> <BR> Who is God to you? For some people who have not had a loving relationship with their earthly father, it's hard for them to imagine God as their Heavenly Father. We must be careful to not think of God as an "it." In order to avoid this, we must know His names (characteristics). That's sort of what the Egyptians had in mind when they a... Sun, 28 Sep 2014 18:47:35 EST GTKO, QOTD 09.28.14 Sunday! Good morning! <BR> <BR> Are you math challenged or a math wizard? <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> Have a blessed day! Sun, 28 Sep 2014 05:50:19 EST GTKO, QOTD 09.27.14 Saturday! Good morning! <BR> <BR> I love the comment from yesterday about refusing to go backward and that she was up a pound because of something she ate. She knows what she should not eat but ate it anyway. Boy is it hard to convince yourself that you are not going to eat something. I love those donuts and it really hacked me off when I managed to refuse to stop and get one and then I was feeling deprived and hurt or whatever. <BR> <BR> But well done and keep going on learning about yourself a... Sat, 27 Sep 2014 10:14:55 EST GTKO, QOTD 09.26.14 Friday! I had a great doctor's appointment this morning, with a great report. No cholesterol problems, have never had them, and my quarterly tests came out great. I was up 3 pounds from 3 months ago, but I took full responsibility for it and he understands I am working on changing it back to going down, no up the scale. <BR> <BR> Then I went with hubby to his doctor's appointment - his was great, too - and I went with him on a measure. I wanted donuts so bad after my doctor's visit, but I passed ... Fri, 26 Sep 2014 17:11:21 EST GTKO, QOTD 09.25.14 Thursday! Good morning! <BR> <BR> How do you get around the "pushy hostess" that insists you try unhealthy foods at the dinner table or buffet table? <BR> <BR> Have a great one. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 07:36:39 EST GTKO, QOTD 09.24.14 Wednesday! I've been all day getting here - sorry! Good day! <BR> <BR> What are some of your Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Eve traditions? <BR> <BR> You do not have to list them all, but perhaps something that you like the most on each one. <BR> <BR> Have a great one! Wed, 24 Sep 2014 16:52:03 EST GTKO, QOTD 09.23.14 Tuesday! Good morning! <BR> <BR> Today is a self-awareness check day - I figure we can all do with one once in a while. <BR> <BR> How are you doing on your journey - have you gotten closer to your goals or are you struggling, either to stay where you are or falling behind in your quests? <BR> <BR> Please be honest as there isn't anyone here that can be judgmental - we are all learning and fighting our way along the road we are on. If you can't be honest with yourself, who can you be honest with? <... Tue, 23 Sep 2014 06:47:12 EST GTKO, QOTD 09.22.14 Monday! Good morning! <BR> <BR> How often do you get your hair cut or styled? <BR> <BR> Have a great one. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 09:58:55 EST The Bible and You: The Names of God 9/21/14 For a long time, I have wanted to learn more about the names of God. Today, personal names are merely used to distinguish one person from another person. This was not always the case. For example, in England during the 1700-1800's, they typically used the following pattern: <BR> <BR> • The first son was named after the father's father <BR> • The second son was named after the mother's father <BR> • The third son was named after the father <BR> • The fourth son was named after the father... Mon, 22 Sep 2014 00:23:24 EST GTKO, QOTD 09.21.14 Sunday! Good morning! <BR> <BR> Do you go to the movies? I mean the kind where you spend a fortune for popcorn and sodapop (if you still do that) but it can be cheap to get in? <BR> <BR> Have a great one. Sun, 21 Sep 2014 09:47:38 EST GTKO, QOTD 09.20.14 Saturday! Hello! <BR> <BR> Feeling really down today and can't seem to get out of my tracks. Gotta keep trying. <BR> <BR> What is your favorite pet breed and dog or cat or ??? <BR> <BR> Have a great one. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 17:01:54 EST GTKO, QOTD 09.19.14 Friday! Woo! 1 day of obligations basically done now. Good day! <BR> <BR> How often do you wash your inside windows? <BR> <BR> Have a great and blessed day! Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:28:26 EST GTKO, QOTD 09.18.14 Thursday! Good day! <BR> <BR> I just got back from a workout in the pool. Nice, clean, sparkling, warm, and wonderful. I sure enjoy days like this. I'm even thinking about cleaning off the patio table of the normal dust we get daily and taking my computer out there. I used to do that a lot, but it has become a more stationary deal of late. <BR> <BR> When you cook, do you clean as you go, or wait until the end to clean up the mess? <BR> <BR> Have a gret one. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:09:25 EST GTKO, QOTD 09.17.14 Wednesday! Good morning! <BR> <BR> When you come to, do you log in first, or do something else first? <BR> <BR> Have a great one! Wed, 17 Sep 2014 05:25:34 EST GTKO, QOTD 09.16.14 Tuesday! Hello! <BR> <BR> Do you have a day in the week, that is so different than "normal" that you feel like it has twisted your mind up and find it hard to stick with your fitness? <BR> <BR> Have a great one! Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:39:23 EST TODAY'S SPARK! TODAY'S SPARK! <BR> Lead By Godly Example Today! God Bless YOU! Vic. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 05:32:28 EST The Bible and You for the Week of 9/15 The Bible is VITAL in our growth as Christians. Since this is a Christian team, we want to emphasize the Bible in any way that we can. So, each week we are going to have a topic and discussion questions. There are several questions, so you may want to answer only 1-2 questions per day. That way, it will give you an opportunity to come back to the thread often to read other people's responses. <BR> <BR> Hebrews 10:24-25 (NIV) <BR> "And let us consider how we may spur one another on towar... Mon, 15 Sep 2014 12:09:16 EST GTKO, QOTD 09.15.14 Monday! Good morning! I occasionally get mixed up on dates and days, so if/when you see one, please let me know and I'll fix it. <BR> <BR> Do you have a tree that you like better than others, weeping willow, fir, maple, something else, and why? <BR> <BR> Have a great one. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 10:21:04 EST Learning to Drive (support needed) I am an adult survivor of child abuse, and have made great strides in starting my life over this year. I got married, moved out on my own, got a career, and now want to start learning how to drive so that I can drive myself places and be independent. As someone who was constantly belittled and made to feel stupid and incapable my self-esteem is extremely low, so all of your support/advice/tips about learning to drive as an adult would be appreciated. Thanks, Lana Sat, 13 Sep 2014 18:11:33 EST GTKO, QOTD 09.13.14 Saturday! Hello! <BR> <BR> Are you enough of a computer geek that you can fix most software problems yourself, or do you need your IT geek? <BR> <BR> Have a great one! Sat, 13 Sep 2014 13:23:49 EST GTKO, QOTD 09.12.14 Friday! Good morning! <BR> <BR> Do you have a pest controller come to your house on a regular basis, or just when needed? <BR> <BR> Have a great one! Fri, 12 Sep 2014 10:52:08 EST GTKO, QOTD 09.11.14 13 years ago, the US was attacked by terrorists at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and one plane full of innocents down in PA. <BR> <BR> This morning, on one particular channel, they are replaying the entire news day, apparently, no commentary from today's news people, no notices about this is a replay, but at the bottom of the screen is: SEPTEMBER 11, 2001 THE TIME MSNBC so it might take you a moment or two but you will eventually figure it out. <BR> <BR> I was surprised at how ... Thu, 11 Sep 2014 11:11:32 EST WORDS OF WISDOM! WORDS OF WISDOM: TODAY’S THOUGHT! (In English, also available in Spanish) <BR> 9/11 Thu <BR> This woman pictures every person who does not know Jesus Christ as Savior. The lost are defiled by a blood disease. They inherited this disease from Adam. This condition has plagued the lost person since they were born. It is a condition the sinner can’t make better or change on their own. Many lost people spend their entire lives searching for meaning and help for their condition, but instead o... Thu, 11 Sep 2014 08:42:46 EST FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF FAITH! FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF FAITH, Thu, 9/11/2014 <BR> Mark 5:22-34 <BR> THE CASE OF THE RUINED WOMAN, Lesson 27b <BR> <BR> v. 24-26 HER SUFFERING <BR> <BR> v. 25 Her Affliction - We are told that she suffered from “an issue of blood”. This literally means that she was hemorrhaging, or bleeding, from some place in her body. The word “issue” means “a flowing of blood”. It may mean that she suffered from a menstrual flow that never ceased. Whatever caused this internal hemorrhage, she wa... Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:54:42 EST GTKO, QOTD 09.10.14 Wednesday! Good morning, Friends! <BR> <BR> Lots of pain this morning, please send up prayers for the pain to dissipate or me to be able to accept it, <BR> <BR> <BR> Do you follow the stock market and/or all the business talk you can find on TV or the iNet? <BR> <BR> Have a grand one and may God bless all of you. Wed, 10 Sep 2014 05:50:04 EST GTKO, QOTD 09.09.14 Tuesday! I forgot to make yesterday's question the 3rd sticky, but I am glad most of you found it. I made a 3rd sticky for as long as it takes for me to do this one. <BR> <BR> Good morning, Friends! <BR> <BR> Do you like Brussels Sprouts? (That is the official way to spell them.) <BR> <BR> Have a great one! Tue, 9 Sep 2014 05:19:48 EST GTKO, QOTD 09.08.14 Monday! Happy Monday! <BR> <BR> No restrictions; if you owned a TV network, and you had a hit show - biggest hit show ever for your channel, would you dump that show at its peak, then keep advertising for it after the season was over? <BR> <BR> Have a blessed one! Mon, 8 Sep 2014 14:05:25 EST GTKO, QOTD 09.07.14 Sunday! Good morning! <BR> <BR> I think I may have asked this questions before, so please forgive me. <BR> <BR> Do you like avacados? <BR> <BR> Have a blessed day! Sun, 7 Sep 2014 11:14:54 EST GTKO, QOTD 09.06.14 Saturday! Good morning, Friends! <BR> <BR> Do you have a specific food that you absolutely love, or a certain recipe that you have made so many times, because it's your fav, that you don't even need to look at it any more? <BR> <BR> Have a blessed day! Sat, 6 Sep 2014 10:46:22 EST GTKO, QOTD 09.05.14 Friday! Good morning, Friends! <BR> <BR> Do you like to cook everything in one pot, or are you more like a TV Cook Host and use everything in the kitchen? <BR> <BR> Have a grand one! Fri, 5 Sep 2014 09:09:48 EST GTKO, QOTD 09.04.14 Hello! I feel like I did this earlier today, but I don't see it, so we'll start again. <BR> <BR> Do you ever go to Grand Openings of stores or restaurants in your area? <BR> <BR> Have a good one! Thu, 4 Sep 2014 15:17:05 EST GTKO, QOTD 09.03.14 Hello, Friends! <BR> <BR> Is your resume up to date? <BR> <BR> Have a good one. Wed, 3 Sep 2014 14:21:52 EST GTKO, QOTD 09.02.14 Tuesday! Good morning, Team! <BR> <BR> Now that Labor Day is over, and all the left overs are in the fridge, what do you store your leftovers in, plastic (as in Tupperware or Libby, etc.) or are you a Mason Jar user (or some other glass container)? <BR> <BR> <BR> Have a blessed day! Tue, 2 Sep 2014 03:46:18 EST GTKO, QOTD 09.01.14 Monday! Labor Day! Happy Labor Day, Everyone! <BR> <BR> I hope you all are having a nice relaxing day, doing only what you want to do. <BR> <BR> I am feeling better than yesterday and a few days prior, but still haven't lost the allergies or whatever has hit me and I suspect, it might be my own fault. I'll tell you later. <BR> <BR> Do you have a tradition that you do every Labor Day? <BR> <BR> Have a good one. Mon, 1 Sep 2014 10:25:52 EST Journey Across America 08.31.14 - 09.06.14 Sorry I am late getting this one out. I thought a particular person might make it there by now, but I see we are both finishing this week ahead. <BR> <BR> I am down with something, but will try to catch up on everything before soon. Sorry, can't feel much for anything right now as my head feels like it's on something. YUK! <BR> <BR> Keep going with your journey. By now you can make the template either on a daily basis which is what I recommend as we are close anyway. <BR> <BR> Same rule... Sun, 31 Aug 2014 15:11:13 EST GTKO, QOTD 08.31.14 Sunday! Hi, Everyone! <BR> <BR> I am down with something and hoping to get better by Tuesday Early so I can go to work, so please forgive me for being late. My head feels like it's floating on something ugly but putting me to sleep constantly. No pain, just YUK! <BR> <BR> Do you like cereal, hot, cold, dry, with milk, etc.? <BR> <BR> Have a good one! Sun, 31 Aug 2014 15:06:18 EST GTKO, QOTD 08.30.14 Saturday! I thought I was here yesterday - however, with a head so full of stuff, I know my brain is not working right. <BR> <BR> No restrictions; if you were allowed only 3 colors to pain your house, what colors woul dyou choose. <BR> <BR> Have a good one. Sat, 30 Aug 2014 14:49:49 EST I Am (alphabetical order) Provide one word that describes you. Use alphabetical order. I'll begin with the A. The next person use a B word. <BR> <BR> American <BR> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 09:55:20 EST Famous Person Game I found this game and thought it'd be fun to post it here too. I name a famous person. The next person must take the first letter of the last name and name a famous person whose first name starts with that letter. <BR> <BR> Harrison Ford <BR> <BR> So the next person must give a name in which the FIRST letter of the FIRST name begins with F. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 09:47:57 EST GTKO, QOTD 08.28.14 Thursday! Good morning, Friends! <BR> <BR> Do you wear socks and shoes, or bare-foot sandals on a regular (mostly, usually) basis. <BR> <BR> Have a blessed day! Thu, 28 Aug 2014 06:55:40 EST GTKO, QOTD 08.27.14 Wednesday! Good morning, Friends! <BR> <BR> Thanks for the prayers, please keep it up as I think I've almost got my answer, just need to think about it some more. <BR> <BR> Do you have cable TV, Dish TV, Direct TV, or just plain old TV? <BR> <BR> Have a blessed day! Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:13:21 EST GTKO, QOTD 08.26.14 Tuesday! Hello my Friends! <BR> <BR> The weather here is great - no h on the horizon, at least not coming here. <BR> <BR> Do you brush your hair or comb your hair? <BR> <BR> Have a great one! Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:00:28 EST GTKO, QOTD 08.25.14 Monday! Good morning, Friends! <BR> <BR> San Francisco had an earthquake this morning, lots of damages, 200 to hospitals and I expect that number to rise later today. I can tell you, first hand, how disorienting and scary an earthquake can be. It leaves you totally vulnerable feeling. There is nothing you can do except use your preplanned disaster plan or duck and hide under a table if you can with the hope and prayer that you won't be stuck to die slowly. <BR> <BR> But the fact that you have ab... Mon, 25 Aug 2014 06:43:56 EST GTKO, QOTD 08.24.14 Sunday! Good morning, Team! <BR> <BR> Have you every/Do you have a pet bird? <BR> <BR> Have a blessed day! Sun, 24 Aug 2014 11:36:59 EST GTKO, QOTD 08.23.14 Saturday! Good morning, Friends! <BR> <BR> How many pairs of shoes do you own? <BR> <BR> Have a blessed day! Sat, 23 Aug 2014 05:16:23 EST Journey Across America 08.24.14 - 08.30.14 Journey Across America 8/24/14 - 8/30/14 Sunday through Saturday <BR> <BR> This week we have new rules and instructions. <BR> <BR> For this week, if you have any questions or need help, please send a SparkMail to FloridaGhost. Do not add a post to the thread except your original, which is to copy my instructions below the ----- line below. Only copy the part below the line. <BR> <BR> You will also need to post your activity minutes, not just your fitness minutes. If you can only track... Fri, 22 Aug 2014 13:29:40 EST GTKO, QOTD 08.22.14 Friday! Gotta go right now - I'll be back shortly. <BR> <BR> Okay! I'm back from the pool fitness program and breakfast and getting the DH off to work. <BR> <BR> Question: How would you get veggies into your breakfast, assuming you don't like breakfast or the idea of veggies for breakfast? <BR> <BR> Have a blessed day! Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:32:59 EST GTKO, QOTD 08.21.14 Thursday! Good morning! <BR> <BR> What kind of disaster prone area do you live in (earthquake, tornado, hurricane, flooding, fires, landslides, factories, railroads)? (Due to human error and often times stupidity, factories blow up or have huge loss of life events and trains fall off their tracks more than they want you to believe.) <BR> <BR> Have a great one! Thu, 21 Aug 2014 07:22:29 EST GTKO, QOTD 08.20.14 Wednesday! Sorry I am late today! Too much going on with me. <BR> <BR> With no restrictions - what is your favorite ice cream - soft serve, hand scooped, chocolate, vanilla, combination? Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:20:40 EST GTKO, QOTD 08.19.14 Tuesday! Good morning! <BR> <BR> I am not doing good today. Yesterday was an all day trek of isles and standing and my hips, knees, back are causing a great deal of pain. No pain meds except Tylenol, which is not helping, so not getting very far, very fast. <BR> <BR> Did you buy your car off the lot, from a private seller, or have one "custom" made? <BR> <BR> Have a blessed day! Tue, 19 Aug 2014 08:15:46 EST GTKO, QOTD 08.18.14 Monday! Busy with the Journey Across America! We are having so much fun so I hope you join us. <BR> <BR> Do you like to go through antique stores? <BR> <BR> Have a good one! Mon, 18 Aug 2014 05:05:06 EST GTKO, QOTD 08.17.14 Sunday! Good morning! Yesterday's hamburger sparked some cravings! Not my goal, but they all sounded delish! <BR> <BR> Journey Across America is on it's way! <BR> <BR> How often do you go to museums? <BR> <BR> Have a blessed day! Sun, 17 Aug 2014 05:04:27 EST GTKO, QOTD 08.16.14 Saturday! Good morning, Team! <BR> <BR> Making healthy changes and winnine! <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Today's question: No restrictions involved, if you make a homemade burger, what do you put on/in it including the type of bun or other "handle" you use. <BR> <BR> Have a great one! Sat, 16 Aug 2014 10:45:27 EST GTKO, QOTD 08.15.14 Friday! Woke up to T-storms in the area. Loud and louder. <BR> <BR> I lost 5 pounds and I gotta tell everyone. So excited about it. I felt bloated and basically, fatter all the way around the day before and then yesterday I used the backup old fashioned "no battery required" scale and discovered I had dropped 5 pounds. Was almost afraid to believe it! <BR> <BR> Okay, I'll get serious now. Today's question is: Do you watch TV in the morning, after you get up and if so, what do you watch? <BR> ... Fri, 15 Aug 2014 07:08:16 EST GTKO, QOTD 08.14.14 Thursday! Good morning! <BR> <BR> We're having a T-storm roll through and it's prompting me to ask, how many T-storms do you get in your area, frequently or occasionally? I do not expect you to give me a count. <BR> <BR> We have them here, nearly daily, especially at this time of year, H season. This area is considered the lightning capitol of the year and I live almost the center of it, according to what I have been told by the weather channel and the locals, which are only a few as most of us hav... Thu, 14 Aug 2014 10:49:15 EST GTKO, QOTD 08.13.14 Wednesday! I'm late due to an early morning meeting that lasted a lot longer (Too Long) than I anticipated. <BR> <BR> Good day! <BR> <BR> Do you wear makeup and if so, how often do you wear it (daily, occasionally, ???)? <BR> <BR> Have a great one. Wed, 13 Aug 2014 14:43:11 EST GTKO, QOTD 08.12.14 Tuesday! Yesterday I wrote the wrong start date for the Journey Across America. Sorry! <BR> It is 08.17.14. I can't wait to get going on it. And another comment on it - even if all you can do is physical therapy (PT), you can count the minutes and still participate. <BR> <BR> Today's question: Do you wash your pots and pans in the dishwasher or by hand? <BR> <BR> Have a blessed day! Tue, 12 Aug 2014 10:35:25 EST GTKO, QOTD 08.11.14 Monday! Good morning, Friends! <BR> <BR> Have you heard about the Journey Across America? Are you getting ready for it? Are you joining it? <BR> <BR> Have a blessed day! Mon, 11 Aug 2014 05:20:03 EST GTKO, QOTD 08.10.14 Sunday! Good morning, Team! <BR> <BR> A 'plug" for the "Journey Across America" Team Challenge launching on August 16, 2014 from the Hopeful Hearts Team. More details to come. We'll be able to see the "Bug Light" a lighthouse at the entrance to Plymouth Harbor. It's a Spark Plug Lighthouse. In other words, it's shape reminds everyone of a spark plug and there are apparently several in the US. I know there is one in Maine as I've seen it. The Challenge is for everyone and anyone can accomplish ... Sun, 10 Aug 2014 02:18:08 EST GTKO, QOTD 08.08.14 Friday! Good morning, All! <BR> <BR> Where do you keep your nuts (the kind you chop and eat, not your family members)? <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> Have a good one! Fri, 8 Aug 2014 05:51:25 EST Journey Across America Challenge Results 8/17-8/23 <em>227</em> <em>227</em> <em>227</em> <BR> <BR> DO NOT POST ON THIS THREAD!! <BR> <BR> <em>227</em> <em>227</em> <em>227</em> <BR> <BR> A ranking of the participants will be provided after August 23. Thu, 7 Aug 2014 09:54:24 EST Journey Across America Challenge Journey Across America Challenge <BR> <BR> Most of us consider our new healthy lifestyle change a journey. Therefore, we are going on a trip for this challenge. In fact, we are going to cross the United States, beginning in Plymouth, Massachusetts, and ending in San Diego,California. We will go to the zoo as well as visit other places! Each MINUTE of exercise or activity will equal one mile. Each week, you will also be able to get bonus miles by doing one healthy habit. <BR> <BR> We are ... Thu, 7 Aug 2014 09:46:33 EST GTKO, QOTD 08.07.14 Thursday! Good morning. I feel like I've done this already today! <BR> <BR> How many waste paper/trash receptacles have you in your home? <BR> <BR> Have a great day! Thu, 7 Aug 2014 06:08:42 EST GTKO, QOTD 08.06.14 Wednesday! Good morning, Friends! <BR> <BR> Do you keep a journal or diary? <BR> <BR> Have a blessed one! Wed, 6 Aug 2014 05:59:57 EST GTKO, QOTD 08.05.14 Tuesday! Good morning, Friends! <BR> <BR> Are you up for a challenge? I am hoping that whoever did the fitness challenges in the past, the hair and the turtle teams, will come back and do them or similar again. Would appreciate it if those of you who would also like these challenges to be again, would post on the wall your desire to find the hair and the turtle races. <BR> <BR> Can you do that everyday until it happens? Tue, 5 Aug 2014 09:39:54 EST GTKO, QOTD 08.04.14 Monday! Good morning! <BR> <BR> Do you know what a Medical Power of Attorney is and do you have one for yourself and/or your spouse or anyone else in your family? <BR> <BR> Have a great day! Mon, 4 Aug 2014 05:22:06 EST GTKO, QOTD 08.03.14 Sunday! Good morning friends! <BR> <BR> How far away from your house do you travel before you feel you are in another zone? <BR> <BR> In other words, if you're going shopping, would you go 20 miles away to buy things without feeling like you have to justify the distance and expense or is your "zone" only 5 miles away. <BR> <BR> Sorry - I know what I'm aiming at, but I'm not sure I'm getting it across to you. We'll see. <BR> <BR> Have a good one. Sun, 3 Aug 2014 08:21:54 EST GTKO, QOTD 08.02.14 Saturday! Good morning, Everyone! <BR> <BR> Do you have the SP activity tracker and use it everyday? <BR> <BR> Have a good one! Sat, 2 Aug 2014 10:24:39 EST GTKO, QOTD 08.01.14 Friday! Good morning, Friends! <BR> <BR> Do you ever go back and read the posts of the previous day on GTKO/QOTD? <BR> <BR> Have a wonderful one! Fri, 1 Aug 2014 04:05:59 EST THERE IS HELP FOR YOU! We have all gone through various sicknesses, bondages, problems and heart breaks, some almost unbearable. But dont lose hope and give up. No matter what you have been going through, consider where your help comes from. <BR> <BR> ''"I am the LORD, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me?'' <BR> <BR> ''The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he has sent me to HEAL THE BROKENHEARTED, to preach DELIVERANCE to the CAPTIVES, an... Thu, 31 Jul 2014 23:31:10 EST GTKO, QOTD 07.31.14 Thursday! Good morning, Friends! <BR> <BR> Busy day for me yesterday, today is going to be a long one. <BR> <BR> How often do you get your car "serviced"? <BR> <BR> Have a great one! Thu, 31 Jul 2014 04:05:33 EST Cooking Question Hi everyone! I have a question. When you cook macaroni, does it double in size? I know if you overcook it, it could be more than that. However, most of the nutrition labels on pasta indicate a serving size as 2 oz. "dry." I found one on the "search" for 1 C. cooked, but it had 67 grams of protein for a cup of cooked macaroni. Not hardly! That sent up a red flag. So, I got the box out of the cupboard and it wasn't even close to that. So, if 1/2 C. dry is a serving (= 2 oz.), then would... Wed, 30 Jul 2014 23:34:36 EST GTKO, QOTD 07.30.14 Wednesday! Good morning! <BR> <BR> What kind of pharmacy do you use, the big name ones or a smaller version? <BR> <BR> Have a wonderful day! Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:39:01 EST GTKO, QOTD 07.29.14 Tuesday! Good morning, Friends! <BR> <BR> How many times a week do you go grocery shopping? <BR> <BR> Have a wonderful day! Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:29:53 EST GTKO, QOTD 07.28.14 Monday! Good morning! <BR> <BR> Thank you Mary Beth (MBB50) for today's question! <BR> <BR> If you didn't have to worry about money - what would you do with your life? <BR> <BR> Have a blessed day, all! Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:57:50 EST Letting go and giving it all to God. The first thing I remember about how different I was to my eldest sister was when I heard my father tell my brothers that I was not as beautiful as her and that was why they were picking on me. In truth they were only playing but the truth of his words cut me as if with a sharp knife and the pain of it never went away. I keep a photo of myself at the age of about 3 years and cannot see the scar of my hair-lip or my crooked nose, There are no photos of me as a baby so in my mind even as an ... Sun, 27 Jul 2014 11:26:05 EST GTKO, QOTD 07.27.14! Good morning! <BR> <BR> Last day on the road. Hear we're headed through bad weather, so travel prayers would be nice. <BR> <BR> What is your absolute favorite dinner, healthy, wise, or not? <BR> <BR> Have a good one Sun, 27 Jul 2014 07:52:06 EST GTKO, QOTD 07.26.14! Spent all day driving. Left at 6pm and just called it quits now. <BR> <BR> When is the last time you took a class in First Aid? Sat, 26 Jul 2014 19:48:40 EST Anyone in the Dallas Tex area? Actually - what I'm wondering at the moment, is if anyone here located somewhat nearby, would be interested in my Joyce Meyer cassette tape sets. I am trying to declutter and probably won't listen to all these again, and hate taking them to a thrift store for fear of them not selling and being put in the trash someplace. NOT what I want happening to these excellent teaching tapes. But in desperation, I was going to take them today, as I discovered craigslist - where I'd listed them under F... Sat, 26 Jul 2014 15:34:38 EST MEET YOUR LEADERS--NO COMMENTS PLEASE! Please read this thread so that you can easily come to one thread to learn about your leaders in more detail than if you went to their individual Spark Page. This may help you to know you can identify with better. <BR> <BR> I'll go first: <BR> <BR> Ronda (HANNAHSGRAMMIE) <BR> <BR> Using my walker, I slowly made my way to the front door. A woman who was delivering supper for my family asked, “Are you the lady with MS?” I answered, “Yes.” After she left, I went back into the bedroom, fell ... Sat, 26 Jul 2014 12:53:53 EST Getting to Know Ourselves, QOTD 07.25.14! Good morning! <BR> <BR> Did you play with marbles when you were a kid? <BR> <BR> Have a blessed day! Fri, 25 Jul 2014 07:41:16 EST Getting to know ourselves, QOTD 07.23.14! Good morning! <BR> <BR> Would you like to start something on this team that is a non-challenge fun thing to do? It would be something that would help us in our journey to success and give us confidence too. <BR> <BR> Have a great day! Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:03:22 EST Getting to know ourselves, QOTD 07.23.14! Good morning, Friends! <BR> <BR> Do you have workout shoes or shoes specifically designed for some form of fitness? <BR> <BR> Have a blessed day! Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:53:15 EST Getting to know ourselves, QOTD 07.22.14! Good morning! <BR> <BR> Do you have a large scream TV? <BR> <BR> Have a great one! Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:08:32 EST Getting to know each other, QOTD 07.21.14! Do you know what. Slug is? Mon, 21 Jul 2014 21:20:19 EST Getting to Know Ourselves, QOTD 07.20.14! Sorry I'm late today. I have been driving all day and I just got to destination and pulled my handy 12 minute low-impact aerobics session from SP so I could get my legs back to normal. Sitting in the driver's seat all day does not make for good leg shape any more. Even with an every 2 hour walk at a rest stop, it still caught up to me this evening. <BR> <BR> Feeling better now. I won't be online until after noon tomorrow as I will be driving again in the morning, from 4:30am on. <BR> <B... Sun, 20 Jul 2014 21:46:30 EST Getting to know each other, QOTD 07.19.14! Yesterday's answer: According to the latest study, as stated by my doctor, it is a maximum of 2 hours of non movement (sedentary lifestyle) before tissues start to become deteriorated. I, too, must move every hour and this is probably better than make a two hour mark on the clock and waiting until it rolls around to that mark before getting up, but at the very least, if you must sit for 2 hours, do not go beyond that point or you will suffer for having ignored the "rule". If you don't feel ... Sat, 19 Jul 2014 07:19:46 EST Getting to know each other QOTD 07.18.14! Good morning, Friends! <BR> <BR> How long is the maximum amount of time a body should be in a sitting position before it starts to have problems in tissues and joints? <BR> <BR> Have a great one! Fri, 18 Jul 2014 05:55:23 EST Getting to Know Ourselves, QOTD 07.17.14! Good morning, Friends! <BR> <BR> Do you have a garden? <BR> What's growing in it? Thu, 17 Jul 2014 05:47:29 EST Getting to Know Ourselves, QOTD 07.16.14! Good morning, Friends! <BR> <BR> Do you have a front porch and do you use it? <BR> <BR> Have a good one. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 08:55:23 EST Getting to Know Ourselves, QOTD 07.15.14! Good morning, Friends! <BR> <BR> How often do you move? In this case, I'm talking houses, not fitness, although that question will come up at some point. But today, it's just houses or apartments. <BR> <BR> Have a good one! Tue, 15 Jul 2014 09:25:10 EST Getting to Know Ourselves, QOTD 07.14.14! Good morning, Friends! <BR> <BR> When was your last major appliance purchase and what was it? <BR> <BR> Have a great one! Mon, 14 Jul 2014 07:48:50 EST Getting to Know Ourselves, QOTD 07.13.14! Good grief! Not enough commercials on the screen yet, we have to deal with the flying survey question box! Hate that thing! <BR> <BR> Happy Sunday, all! <BR> <BR> Do you like meat loaf or a fish loaf, like salmon loaf? <BR> <BR> Have a good one! Sun, 13 Jul 2014 13:31:01 EST Getting to Know Ourselves, QOTD 07.12.14! Good morning, Friends! <BR> <BR> Do you like to camp? <BR> <BR> Have a great day! Sat, 12 Jul 2014 07:45:18 EST Birthdays, Anniversaries, and Sparkversaries Please tell us the dates (no years) of your birthday, anniversary, and sparkversary. <BR> <BR> Mine is: <BR> <BR> Birthday: August 24 <BR> Anniversary: May 26 <BR> Sparkversary: May 21 Fri, 11 Jul 2014 22:07:23 EST Hi there Hello, I am pretty new to Spark people, but motivated to use the tools to lose weight and get control of my GERD which I was recently diagnosed with. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 14:01:12 EST Getting to Know Ourselves, QOTD 07.11.14! Good morning, Friends! <BR> <BR> I know we asked what states you have been to in your travels, today we are asking; What countries have you been to. <BR> <BR> Only requirement on these answers is that you put your foot on the ground, no length of time or where you went, you just had to put your foot on the ground. <BR> <BR> Have a great one! Fri, 11 Jul 2014 08:48:39 EST Getting to Know Ourselves, QOTD 07.10.14! Hello, Friends! <BR> <BR> Have you ever given a coffee pot as a wedding gift? Thu, 10 Jul 2014 12:25:36 EST Getting to Know Ourselves, QOTD 07.09.14! Good morning, Friends! <BR> <BR> Yesterday's question prompts today's question. <BR> Do you recycle? and; <BR> What is the strangest thing you have ever recycled? <BR> <BR> Have a great one! Wed, 9 Jul 2014 05:59:36 EST Getting to Know Ourselves, QOTD 07.08.14! It's Tuesday! Good morning, Friends! <BR> <BR> Do you chose paper or plastic or carry your own bags in and out at the grocery store? <BR> <BR> Have a blessed day - now if I can get SP to work, I'll be doing alright! Having issues with SP this morning! Tue, 8 Jul 2014 07:44:19 EST Getting to Know Ourselves, QOTD 07.07.14! QOTD 07.07.14 Monday! <BR> <BR> I've jumped to doing this on a daily thread and had to change the title a bit as it won't fit. <BR> <BR> Today's question is: Do you have TV trays and how many? <BR> <BR> Have a great and blessed day! Mon, 7 Jul 2014 10:01:49 EST Grateful Prayer of Thanks to God I am grateful and praise God for all the blessings in my life and all that he provides for my family and I. <BR> <BR> Lord, I don't want to ask you for anything today, I just want to say "thank you". <BR> <BR> Thank you Lord, for our Daily Bread <BR> Thank you Lord, for your protection in our lives. <BR> Thank you Lord, for prayers answered every day! <BR> Thank you Lord for my sweet wife, my loving daughter, my adorable Grandchildren, and our faithful loving dog and our sweet affectionate ... Fri, 27 Jun 2014 01:51:19 EST Please agree with me in this prayer request ... Lord, I thank you for the blessing that is my sweet wife. Please bless her Lord and help her to trust in you more and let go of the stress in her life. Please heal her of her depression and jealousy. Lord, please create in her a pure heart, spirit, and mind and fill her with hope and faith. Lord, please lead my family closer to you everyday and continue to bless us and provide for us as you always do. I am so grateful for the many blessings in my life and all that you provide for us. I thank ... Fri, 27 Jun 2014 01:44:30 EST Spelling Bee (10+ letter words) A to Z arithmetic Wed, 25 Jun 2014 13:57:21 EST XXXXXXXXXX Post closed! Post closed Sun, 22 Jun 2014 17:07:36 EST life with an ungrateful distant man hello ladies and gents. Just wanted some advice if you have any. god has been dealing with me and my motives and I am now trying to put god first before anything and have a better attitude about things in my life. But I am still struggling having to live with a man that is very ungrateful of the things i do for him or for us, he always seems bored or unsatisfied, and he is always very distant and uncommunicative. Conversation with him is usually non existent and if he is talking to me it is v... Fri, 13 Jun 2014 12:32:10 EST A word from the Word <BR> June 9 - - Faith <BR> <BR> Mark 2:5 5 When Jesus saw their faith, he said unto the sick of the palsy, Son, thy sins be forgiven thee. <BR> <BR> “When Jesus saw their faith”, faith is the key word in this verse. Faith plays a big part in prayer. So if faith is so important then don’t you think we need to stop and ask the question – what is faith? <BR> <BR> Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. <BR> <BR> First faith is a subs... Mon, 9 Jun 2014 17:11:36 EST Hey My name is WhoIReallyAm. <BR> I am trying to figure out who that is and trying to walk in God's grace daily to be the best that I can be. I have had a lot of hurt in my past that I have pushed down, hidden away from myself, and all those who love me. Trying to show my best side and never being vulnerable. This stuffing had lead to my hiding my feelings by stuffing my face. And stuffing my face has lead to being way about 50 pounds overweight, not liking my body and having low self-estee... Sun, 8 Jun 2014 22:40:25 EST HOW MANY GLASSES OF WATER HAVE YOU DRANK TODAY? OUR COUCHES HAS RECOMMEND THE BODY NEEDS 8 OR MORE GLASSES OF WATER PER DAY. WATER IS VERY IMPORTANT TO THE HUMAN BODY. <BR> I DRINK 11+ GLASSES OF WATER PER DAY. Fri, 6 Jun 2014 08:18:33 EST Lots of hurts but only one healer Hi all! My name is Denise and I am brand new to the Spark site. I am 49 and have 70 lbs to loose, which is pretty daunting. I am a food addict and an emotional eater. This has gotten me into a very bad place as I have been pigging out over my prodigal son. I have 4 sons (age 28, 23, 21, and 15) as well as a 10 yr old daughter. My 21 yr old has gotten caught up with drugs and is now incarcerated. Needless to say, I have been a mess. <BR> I just woke up yesterday and said "ENOUGH"!!! I ... Thu, 29 May 2014 20:52:23 EST SparkPeople Trivia I really like taking the SparkPeople Trivia Quiz every day. Honestly, I don't do too well, but it's fun. To take the Trivia Quiz, to to the tab Articles/Videos. Wellness. You'll see SparkPeople Trivia sort of in the middle. I thought it might be fun to put our daily "scores." <BR> <BR> Today, I got: <BR> 3 correct <BR> 1 incorrect <BR> <BR> Sun, 25 May 2014 22:07:45 EST May 12-July 8 lose 16 pounds I have a doctor's appointment in July and I want to drop 20 pounds by the time I see her. I have been waffling at 219 for several months now and it would be great for my health being a pre diabetic and just overall feeling uncomfortable. My long term goal is about 50 pounds, so I want to get a jump start. A big obstacle that gets in the way is that I tend to binge at night. Besides being an emotional eater, I have a sensitivity to sugar and flour and I am vulnerable at night time for reas... Mon, 12 May 2014 14:37:33 EST Getting to Know Each Other One Question at a Time This thread will give us a change to learn more about each other. A LEADER will post a new question for the following day. <BR> <BR> <em>227</em> <em>227</em> <em>227</em> <BR> <BR> NOTE: ONLY A LEADER WILL ASK THE QUESTIONS. IF YOU HAVE RECOMMENDED QUESTIONS, PLEASE EMAIL ME. <BR> <BR> <em>227</em> <em>227</em> <em>227</em> <BR> <BR> Question for Monday, May 11: <BR> <BR> Describe where you live (City/State/Country) and tell us something interesting about your area. ... Sun, 11 May 2014 20:44:55 EST Fasting from Soda and Chips Week 2 Today is week two of my fast. Praise God I have fasted from soda for a week. <BR> For week two my goal will be to fast from soda, but to now add potato chips. <BR> Once again anyone is welcome to join me. <BR> The goal will be to record your name with a smiley face and to record the days you have been able to do this. I will check to see how every one has done and respond with a goodie to celebrate your accomplishment. <BR> Relisa <em>334</em> <BR> Water 2 days <BR> Chips 2 Days Sat, 10 May 2014 12:23:27 EST Pray for my boss, John Dear Friends, <BR> Please pray for my boss, John. We have a new leader in our area and the man is something else. He doesn't lay out any clear plans about what he exspects of his directors and then climbs all over them in front of all the other directors. Some very good employees are looking for new jobs. I think they are trying to get rid of my boss. John is a good christian leader for our department and really cares about his workers. John has been working 15-16 hour days just to try ... Thu, 8 May 2014 21:57:20 EST Mrs Mooyman I like to consider myself an old soul. There is not much new about me. I love old homes, old furniture, and have old standard values. I don't tend to relate well to people my age. I get more along with the older people than the younger. I am a wife and a mother of three. My job is to care for the house and our children along with my two nephews. I am a very busy person, but fight daily with weight. I am in no way a lazy person yet can't seem to lose the weight. I believe this is due to some d... Tue, 6 May 2014 23:52:16 EST My name is Donna Hello everyone. I have just joined Spark and am in need to support to reach my goals. I had heart bypass surgery in December 2012 and due to complications from the surgery I have not been able to return to work. Needless to say my life has changed drastically. I am hoping to find a buddy or buddies to talk to and get advice on how to get out of this funk of feeling worthless. I invite anyone to add me to your friends list as I would like to help others with their goals and feelings which in t... Tue, 6 May 2014 10:16:39 EST Church humor I received this today and it made me chuckle, so I thought I would share it. <BR> <BR> <BR> Christian One Liners <BR> Don't let your worries get the best of you; Remember, Moses started out as a basket case. <BR> *+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+* <BR> Some people are kind, polite, and sweet-spirited <BR> Until you try to sit in their pews. <BR> *+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+* <BR> Many folks want to serve God, <BR> But only as advisers. <BR> *+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+* <BR> It is easier to preach ten sermons <BR> ... Mon, 5 May 2014 07:50:04 EST Fasting from Soda This week my goal is going to be to fast from soda. I want to encourage anyone who would like to partner with me, to come on board. <BR> Sat, 3 May 2014 12:45:15 EST Judging Others? Hello friends, <BR> <BR> Will someone here please tell if and where it says in the Bible that we're supposed to judge others' behaviors? I grew up believing that God was the only one to judge our sins, and that the purpose of Jesus dying on the cross was so that we could be forgiven of our sins and have eternal life in Heaven. I'm getting very confused by different things I see going on, and I'm just trying to get clarification from some of you, because a lot of you know a lot more of what'... Tue, 29 Apr 2014 20:23:10 EST Hey! Hello, I am a 34 year old single divorced mom. I have one precious daughter. Tue, 29 Apr 2014 17:51:04 EST My inspiration! Today I decided to go for a walk. I didn't know what a challenge it would be. It is a beautiful day in Kansas. A great day for a walk. I started out thinking a 20 minute walk this should be easy. I forgot that I haven't went for a 30 minute walk in over 2 years. I started walking after 10 minutes my legs hurt, my hips hurt, and I was out of breath. Luckily I came across the World War II memorial on our university campus. I walked around it slowly and walked in place to read each messa... Fri, 25 Apr 2014 14:43:29 EST Dangerous blood pressure spikes My husband, Bob, is in the hospital again after having a stent placed in his artery leading to his kidneys two weeks ago. His blood pressure has been spiking for over a month now. Yesterday we went to the emergency room after his blood pressure registered 224/108. While in there it went down to 134/34. Then it began spiking again. They kept him in for observation. <BR> <BR> Please pray they find the reason for this spiking or hit on the right combination of blood pressure medication. ... Thu, 24 Apr 2014 05:40:54 EST Pray for you and me Dear Lord Jesus, <BR> I thank you for this group I found that I can share you with others. I pray for each person on this site and this team that we can find what we are searching for to be sound of mind, body and soul. I also pray for the requests listed here. Give each of us the strength to go on another day and meet our goals so we can glorify you, dear Lord. I pray that you will help us to find purpose in life and to be able to share our salvation with others. Help me to be a leader ... Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:14:12 EST My bible study today I went to the women bible study class this evening. The topic of the study is being worn out. I learned that Jesus calls for each of us to have some time of rest. He called his disicples to rest. If you need a break from life just sit and let God fill you with himself. You don't have to do anything just ask him to fill you with his Holy Spirit. He will sustain you. <BR> <BR> "Come to me, all of you who are weary and burdened and I will give ou rest." <BR> Matthew 11:28 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:02:48 EST BIBLE 101 HI THIS THREAD IS FOR THOSE OF US WHO WOULD LIKE TO LEARN THE BIBLE WE ARE NOT BIBLE SCHOLARS (I am a student) BUT ARE LOVERS OF THE MOST HIGH AND HIS WORD. IT IS OUR DESIRE TO ASSIST YOU IN LEARNING THE BIBLE, BUT YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO STUDY AND DO YOUR RESEARCH.... <BR> <BR> ********ATTENTION:SPARK FAMILY******** <BR> PLEASE SHARE FACTS FOLLOWED BY SCRIPTURE PLEASE <BR> <BR> HOW TO GET STARTED READING THE BIBLE? PLEASE READ THE OTHER THREAD <BR> HOW TO LEARN TO GET INTO THE BIBLE? PLEAS... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 01:35:43 EST Happy Easter! I would like to tell everybody in this team (the best one) Happy Easter! I hope you have some real quality time with your family and friends today while celebrating Easter. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:47:38 EST BIRTHDAY BOARD--- --->WHEN IS YOUR BIRTHDAY??? HI SPARKFAMILY <BR> SHARE YOUR BIRTHDAY HERE NO YEAR NEEDED JUST THE MONTH AND BIRTHDAY. LET US CELEBRATE THE JOY OF THE DAY YOU WERE BORN! <em>383</em> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 16:30:54 EST Good qualities to have in friendship. (a-z) A= available Sat, 19 Apr 2014 11:55:50 EST SMALL STEPS to weight loss plan THIS IS AN AWESOME SMALL STEPS WEIGHT LOSS PLAN <BR> TRY SOMETHING NEW YOU ARE WORTH IT! <BR> <BR> Small Steps to Weight Loss Tips: <BR> <BR> May 1, 2011 by Kimberly Taylor <BR> Filed under MOTIVATION @ <BR> <BR> <BR> Welcome to Day 1! Before we start your first small step tip, do a favor for me now: <BR> <BR> 1. Go stand in front of a mirror. <BR> 2. Hug yourself. <BR> 3. Say out loud, “I will praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Marvelous ar... Fri, 18 Apr 2014 23:36:21 EST 3 Confessions to Speak, "TAKE BACK" Your Temple! Encouraging Words to Share... <BR> From <BR> <BR> You are made in God's Image (3 Confessions to Speak) <BR> <BR> Recently in bible study, our pastor said something profound: “Most people act according to how they were raised, not how they were made.” His point was that many people, even Christians, act according to how their parents or other authority figures taught them. That is good if these people taught you according to Godly principles. But most of the time, that... Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:59:42 EST ~ LEARNING TIPS UNDERSTANDING THE BIBLE~ Are you having difficulty learning the bible? <BR> I had that issue too in the beginning it was quite overwhelming for me. The things I began to use that really helped was the "childrens bible in 365 stories" this book has all the bible stories in it in PLAIN English. If you don't want anyone to know that you have a childrens book throw a book cover over it (just call it a humbling beginners experience <em>211</em> ). Its really very helpful in the beginning to understand THE MOST HIGHS WO... Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:59:47 EST EATHING HEALTHY MARATHON for 60 DAYS & WIN That's right! Enter this Challenge & WIN a Spark Goodie worth 1500 points!! Plus get HEALTHY and LOSE weight at the same time. Isn't that exciting!! Let's get creative and committed to EATING HEALTHY!! <BR> <BR> RULES: <BR> <BR> 1) Eating Healthy & Tracking everything you eat.. <BR> 2) Record & track your Daily Water intake <BR> 3) Stay with in your Daily Calorie Limit <BR> 4) Post your Daily meals,snacks, & water here Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:21:12 EST ABOUT ME... HI, <BR> My names donna smith, im new here, been on a healthy diet since feb sometime, i just started and didnt care what day it was, well my friend told me about this place, so married almost 18 yrs on easter and been walking but i was 212 pds, and my goal is 175 right now 200 or less, ive been walking but need better exercise for thighs, butt, and leggs... .. being in menepause , my whole middle is in bad shape plus my eating habbits were bad, off sweets except gummys, and drin... Mon, 14 Apr 2014 20:48:08 EST New Here My name is Vicky. I live in Central Texas with my husband and 2 dogs. I need to remove several pounds to lessen the stress on my knees. We have 6 grown children between us. We also have 7 grandchildren with one on the way in July and 3 great-grandchildren. Life is great. I just am in need of more energy. LOL Mon, 14 Apr 2014 08:28:30 EST Regarding Amy (GODSCHILDAMYB) I just got off the phone with Amy, and her husband and she decided that they're going to get rid of the Internet altogether. I will be keeping in touch with her over the phone and through letters, so if any of you would like me to tell her anything, I'd be more than happy to let her know. She seems to be doing well. Sun, 13 Apr 2014 17:16:28 EST Team points I was reading about having your spark points and accomplishments being added to the team accomplishments, again I am asking, how do I do this? Sun, 13 Apr 2014 11:04:57 EST New Here My name is Vicky and I live in Central Texas with my husband and 2 dogs. My grandson and his wife and baby live on the same property. I need to remove some weight to get the pressure off my knees. I have a great-granddaughter to play with! Sat, 12 Apr 2014 08:47:26 EST Hello Hi everyone & thank you for introducing me to this group. I'm really looking forward to all the advice & support & giving it in return. <BR> <BR> I'm 39 years old and have always struggled with my weight, but when I was 30 I was at my smallest which was 175lbs & I know that doesn't sound small but for someone with my frame & height 5'11" it was perfect, I worked out all the time & played sports. Well when I got pregnant with my twins in 2009 I gained allot of weight & I had them in 2010 ... Fri, 11 Apr 2014 06:59:52 EST Bus Crash Sweet Jesus, please send comfort and strength to the families of those involved in the horrific bus crash in California that killed 9 people. Please heal completely the students who were burned in the crash. Parents are dealing with the unimaginable and need your loving arms to hold them. In Your name we pray. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 05:40:31 EST newbie hey ya'll. I'm Angie, 38 years old, divorced and single. I have 2 great kids, ages 20 & 16. I am also a grand mother to a sweet 1 year old who is the apple of my eye. Thank you so much for the invite to join your team!! I've only been on SP for about a week and a half so I am still learning things! I am also looking for motivational spark friends, so feel free to add me!!!! <BR> <em>381</em> Wed, 9 Apr 2014 11:38:20 EST Breaking Free from Depression Our new leader, JCH628, will be posting information about the subject of depression. I have found that too often, people, especially Christians, do not want to admit that they have depression. Suffering from depression does NOT mean that you don't have enough faith or are weak. It doesn't even mean that you're not happy. Please remember that we are NOT professionals and will NOT give professional advice. But, if you have any questions/comments, please post them on this thread. DO NOT STA... Wed, 9 Apr 2014 10:54:47 EST How Are You Taking Care of God's Temple TODAY? Tell us what you're doing to take care of God's temple? <BR> <BR> I'm trying to exercise more and eat better, but most importantly, I'm taking care of the temple's inside by meditating on God's Word daily. Tue, 8 Apr 2014 20:55:57 EST This is how we should show love <link><BR>-Will-Put-the-Biggest-Lump-in-Your-Thr<BR>oat-What-Incredible-Kindness--5056.htm<BR>l?utm_source=GodVine%20Daily&utm_mediu<BR>m=email&utm_campaign=04/07/2014 </link> <BR> <BR> Too many time we jump to the wrong conclusions.. But everything we touch or say makes someones day or tears to come.. Think of your walk and be a help or a smile today.. Yes this is in another language but you can be this young man anytime step out on faith and go for it Tue, 8 Apr 2014 09:48:00 EST I have been here Cancer is a hard battle and I will never stop to share a person or link to give someone the push to stop and think of how Good life has been to you.. God gives us the strength to go forth and help someone.. This was perfect for this .. take the time to listen how this young lady made a difference <BR> <BR> <link><BR>-Amazing-But-The-Reason-WHY-She-Sings-<BR>Is-Even-Better-5054.html?utm_source=Go<BR>dVine%20Daily&utm_medium=email&utm_cam<BR>paign=04/07/20... Tue, 8 Apr 2014 09:29:57 EST Slow/ Christian motivation Joseph waited 15 years <BR> Abraham waited 25 years <BR> Moses waited 40 years <BR> Jesus waited 30 years <BR> If you are waiting you are in good company <BR> Well, This spoke to me this morning. I have alway been, how can i say this kindly, slow. Slow to crawl, slow to walk, slow to speak, and now growing up, slow to graduate college, slow to marry... This spoke to me that maybe God has something special for me, that he is using this time to prepare me for. Let's not hurry God today, he migh... Mon, 7 Apr 2014 06:28:42 EST Weigh-in Dec 31: 198 Jan 31: 195 Feb 28: 190 Mar 31: 180 <BR> <BR> April 4: 178 <BR> April 11: <BR> April 18: <BR> April 25: <BR> <BR> <em>386</em> Sat, 5 Apr 2014 21:26:31 EST DID YOU KNOW????? I created this thread for us to share things that we didn't know that could be helpful to someone else. Participate and share something you learned that we didn't know. <BR> <BR> <BR> I learned from my mom that I should make sure that I wash all my fruits before refrigerating them because they have eggs on them already and they can create fruit flies. I know that's gross ughhh <em>198</em> my goodness. But its a good thing to know <BR> <BR> Did you know??? <BR> The more you bless others ... Thu, 3 Apr 2014 08:46:49 EST APPRECIATION CHALLENGE I HAVE THIS IDEA HOW ABOUT WE SEE HOW MUCH APPRECIATION WE CAN GIVE IN A WEEK. IF YOU DONT GET OUT MUCH BUY A SMALL PACK OF THANK YOU CARDS (EVEN SOLD AT THE DOLLAR STORE AND ONLINE EBAY.COM ECT..) AND SEND CARDS TO THANK OTHERS FOR THEIR SERVICE, BEING A GOOD FRIEND, AND AWESOME SPOUSE/BABYSITTER/CHILD/NEIGHBOR ECT... EVEN IF THEY HAVENT BEEN A GOOD PERSON IN YOUR LIFE TELL THEM YOU WERE THINKING OF THEM TODAY. BE A BLESSING TO SOMEONE OTHER THAN YOURSELF! GET OFF YOUR BUTT AND DO SOMETHING!... Thu, 3 Apr 2014 08:22:31 EST Are U Thinking of Someone other than "YOURSELF"??? I was led to share this with you today... <BR> Are you thinking of someone other than yourself? <BR> There are many who work behind the scenes daily. In honor of them I feel we should take a moment to tell them how much they mean to us and how they change our world. For instance Mail Carriers do you have any idea how tough it can be to deliver your mail daily through hail, sleet, storms, dogs and freezing temperatures? Do you realize how many sets of stairs they have to climb "EVERY SINGLE DA... Thu, 3 Apr 2014 07:32:47 EST WHO HAVE YOU BLESSED TODAY??? IN LIFE WE ARE LED TO BE A BLESSING TO OTHERS AND MY QUESTION IS WHO HAVE YOU BLESSED TODAY???? Thu, 3 Apr 2014 07:07:54 EST New here First, I want to thank Janegibe for inviting me here! <BR> <BR> I grew up in a Christian home (Pentecostal Holiness), but my Mom was/is narcissistic and abusive. It's cause a lot of problems for me that I was not willing to face until now. I'm now Catholic, and my love for Christ is stronger than ever and he is healing me one step at a time! Wed, 2 Apr 2014 12:29:03 EST GET FIT CHAT ROOM <em>9</em> <em>9</em> Let's get to know one another and hang!! <BR> Tue, 1 Apr 2014 19:01:27 EST April A-Z A - April! Tue, 1 Apr 2014 13:05:10 EST Homonymns A to Z (sound same/spelled differently) aunt/ant Tue, 1 Apr 2014 10:05:09 EST Vacation Hello my friends at Hopeful Hearts! I am leaving tomorrow for Texas from Wisconsin. We are driving! Yup, my husbands wheel chair is close to 500 lbs, I for one can't see them getting it in the cargo hull without damage. Saturday we are going to a sporting clay shoot for his disease, it is called Pompe, or Acid Maltice Deficiency. This is a big fund raiser for research. We are meeting with some friends we have known for years for dinner, we will have fun! We are going to have lots of US time i... Sun, 30 Mar 2014 09:54:27 EST GET FIT CLUB WEIGH IN'S (LOSE 1-2 Lb.s WEEKLY) Please create your New weekly weigh in & exercise post here. Make sure you edit your same post each week to keep the space limited with your weigh in's to your same original posting. Trust me, at the bottom of your original posting you will see a edit button to make this possible. I would like to Thank everyone for their cooperation at this time. <BR> Love Always your sister in Christ <BR> Jill Wed, 26 Mar 2014 23:12:23 EST God's view of me!! I'm so thankful that God sees me as beautiful, whole, redeemed, forgiven, worth dying for. Amen and amen!! Mon, 24 Mar 2014 15:23:05 EST God's temple So in our ladies' Bible study, we've been talking about how our bodies are the temple of the Holy Spirit. We've challenged each other to be the best "temple" we can be, to respect the body that God has given us by feeding and nourishing it in proper ways. "I am not my own, for I was bought with a price." Is it okay for me to cherish and pamper this amazing body God has given me? Absolutely! I try to challenge my thinking every day when I am tempted to overeat or make a poor food choice. Mon, 24 Mar 2014 15:19:53 EST Hello from Canada!! Hi, I'm Paula, 55 years old from Ontario, Canada. I'm a piano teacher, mom to 4 tweens and teenage girls, married for almost 21 years, and a follower of Christ. My addiction? Food. I lead a ladies' Bible study from our church called First Place 4 Health which is a wonderful tool to help us grow spiritually, emotionally, mentally and physically. We even have a weigh-in every week!! I've lost 27 lbs. so far from my all-time high weight, and my goal is to lose another 84 lbs. Goal weight?... Mon, 24 Mar 2014 15:11:19 EST Have you changed someones world today??? I remember awhile ago I was riding a bus and the driver shared with me how she was having such a hard time dealing with the way one of her coworkers had treated her. The driver said she felt so hurt and disrespected. I decided to share my little nuggets and asked her to do something outside of the norm' bless her socks off and do it anonomously. She said there is absolutely No Wayyyyyyyyyy! I said honey you don't understand the feeling you get when you go out of your way and do something wond... Sat, 22 Mar 2014 23:23:42 EST Simplify Your Life" Room 102 <em>213</em> Hi Spark Friends! <BR> I created this thread for everyone to share their tips, stories and websites to make life simpler, as with spiritual transformations, bible studying, weight loss, cleaning, shopping, childrearing, moving, and any other topic/tips that would help to make life a little easier. Some of us lead busy lives sometimes and could use a helping hand. <BR> <BR> Simplify My life idea: <BR> I have begun by organizing my cabinets. I have purchased many containers dif... Sat, 22 Mar 2014 22:18:52 EST Easter A-Z Ash Wednesday Wed, 19 Mar 2014 04:29:39 EST Last Letter of Word Begins New Word elephant Mon, 17 Mar 2014 16:43:02 EST About Me - New So much to tell - so much not being said - I have always had faith and a belief in Christ but not much for religion - I grew up in a Catholic household with an abusive mother. I tend to trend towards self destructive behavior combined with depression makes for a colorful past. As a 45 year married mother of two I struggle to keep faith. I struggle with my weight and use food as a crutch instead of Christ. I wasn't planning on joining teams or posting, but I think having the support networ... Sun, 16 Mar 2014 09:17:49 EST New member to Hopeful Hearts Thank you Judi for inviting me! This sounds like a group I can not only help with but get help from! My name is Debbie or Deb, I am a 56 year old married woman with two grown children and one grandson. My husband is very ill, he has a rare disease that is terminal and slowly deteriorates the muscles of your body, the enzyme that breaks down the food to feed the muscle is only working at a small percent. He is in a power wheel chair and on a respirator about 20 hours a day. <BR> In 2011 I had... Sat, 15 Mar 2014 13:50:56 EST Breaking Free from Hidden Abuse/shame As I have worked on my book, I have come face to face with this issue: <BR> <BR> <BR> I am ashamed of being a victim <BR> <BR> & <BR> <BR> of KNOWING a murderer ~~ <BR> <BR> I'm ashamed of having married a man who was a pastor and then discovering that he was also a murderer. <BR> After watching the daily local news, daily world news, television programs, nightly programs, soap operas, and movies, I have come to a stark reality: <BR> <BR> I'm in a new majority of people who have be... Wed, 12 Mar 2014 19:04:58 EST Sparkgoodie! Thank you for the sparkgoodie from the team for joining this team. Wow, I got quite a few sparkgoodies from the team members welcoming me to the group, what a nice bunch of people! <BR> <BR> I hope you all have a super Wednesday! <BR> <BR> Big <em>247</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> ~Denise Tue, 11 Mar 2014 20:46:56 EST If anyone is interested. The Wahls Protocol comes out on 3/13/2014. I have pre-ordered my copy. If anyone would like to try this way of treating their hhealth concerns like MS I would love to have a partner or two as we figure how to follow the plan that Dr. Wahls lays out in her new book. I don't know about many of you but I have been progressively going in a direction, health wise, I just don't want to go and I figure this is worth a shot and from everything I have researched so far it can't hurt. Let me know by ... Sun, 9 Mar 2014 23:25:30 EST Putting my strength in the Lord this Lenten season This team is so up lifting. I just made my new lenten promise to eat less and give to those who do not have as much. I have decided to donate money every week to the food pantry and when I think I am depriving myself I will look to him to know I am strong and can do this for me and my family. God is Great! Fri, 7 Mar 2014 00:01:47 EST EATING HEATHLY CHALLENGE FOR 30 DAYS Planning and sticking to healthy meals is what this challenge is all about. And we don't want to forget to track our meals daily. Tracking is one of the most important tools that we can use to in our efforts to lose and keep off our weight loss. Most important remember this is a new way of life. <BR> Love always your sister in Christ <BR> Jill Wed, 5 Mar 2014 17:58:40 EST How Can the Hopeful Hearts Team Help You? Please let us know how we can help you. Are there any topics in particular that you'd like to discuss? Have you come across a challenge that you really enjoyed? This team is for YOU!!! <BR> <BR> Mon, 3 Mar 2014 21:30:22 EST 8 Glasses of Water Daily Challenge !! Just use a EMOTICON to let me know if your getting your Daily requirement <em>194</em> Mon, 3 Mar 2014 17:17:28 EST My Prayers Are With You!! Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul.and sings the tune- without the words and never stops at all. Emily Dickinson! <BR> <BR> <BR> Oh that I had wings like a dove! <BR> For then would I fly away <BR> and be at rest. <BR> Psalm55:6 Sun, 2 Mar 2014 07:06:39 EST Post A Green Emoticon <em>381</em> Sat, 1 Mar 2014 22:44:28 EST All things come together for the glory of god!! Hello I am 43 yrs old with 100 pounds to lose, and I am saved!! Amen!! But recently I am being re- born again mentally !! I know I was born again along time ago! But mentally The Lord is changing me I know that he is giving me a clean heart he is purging me he is teaching me his will not my will Amen!!! All things are possible threw Christ Jesus!!! And I know threw him I will reach my goal!! Please pray for me!! And I will pray for the team daily in Jesus name Amen!! Thank you Lord for this t... Sat, 1 Mar 2014 03:19:02 EST Hope I did this right. I hope I am using the forum properly to introduce myself. I'm Bethany, but most call me Betty. I want to thank you all for inviting me to this group! I live in Erie, PA where it's winter 9 months of the year it seems! (just kidding, but we do have very LONG, SNOWY, BITTER COLD winters lol). I live with my husband and our 2 ferrets and 3 parakeets. I started putting on unhealthy weight when I was about 9 after my parents got divorced and was being shuffled between 4 different houses and ge... Wed, 26 Feb 2014 11:36:49 EST hi yall hi, my name is stacy. i just joined the forum. i am a single mom who is trying to change her life around. i had a small stroke in december and ever since then i have been trying to change my life around. i was 280 when i had my stroke now i am down to 260 i might be lower but i havent weight myself lately. honestly too scared to look i dont want to be disappointed in myself. well now here i am Tue, 25 Feb 2014 22:30:25 EST Thank you Thank you SINGINGLADY47 for inviting me to join your group. I am glad to be a new member of your team. thank you. Sun, 23 Feb 2014 14:08:05 EST Doing what I never thought I would do My name is Bob, and I am 60 years old, and in poor health. I have been on Sparkpeople for over 5 years, but only have been really serious about it since July, 2013. I have high blood pressure, and had an allergic reaction to a medication that I took for over 10 years! I have osteoarthritis in both needs requiring replacement in both legs. Mobility has been a big issue for the last six months. My surgeon said that they wouldn't do knee replacements until I lost 100 pounds. Ashamedly, bac... Sat, 22 Feb 2014 22:07:20 EST My first thread Im nervous about posting in here, mainly because it seems so open to the public. So, I have a question, who all can see my posts in here? Before I go any further with sharing I would like some understanding. Thank you for input. Fri, 21 Feb 2014 21:07:57 EST #16 Amber Adams from Westland, Michigan hope I did this right :D Fri, 21 Feb 2014 01:09:04 EST Answered Prayers/Pr ises--POST HERE Please post answered prayers/praises on this thread rather than the Prayer Request thread. Thanks. Thu, 20 Feb 2014 22:20:40 EST Motivation Day 1 We Got To Change Our Thinking. <BR> <BR> The truth is our past does not have to determine our future. Our past failures need not affect our ability to succeed. What we have to learn to do is to eliminate the belief that things have to always go the same way. The one area we have to put behind us is our doubts. <BR> Yesterday is gone and now you have today. You can't change what you did yesterday, but you can learn from it what not to do. Let it be your teacher, not your critic. <BR> Toda... Thu, 20 Feb 2014 20:37:28 EST The Daniel Plan Hi, for any of you who are interested in reading this book, I was given a copy of the ebook by a dear Spark member, and I would like to pass a copy on to any of you who would like it. Please send me a SparkMail with your email address and I will send it to you! Thu, 20 Feb 2014 12:01:17 EST including you in here Heavenly Father I am uplifting all SP HH peeps today its a gorgeous day here in W central FL and if its not a gorgeous day where you are I say Lord create a gorgeous day inside spirits Lord shine your son light in spirits and cause love to grow in the garden of our hearts and bring a fresh clean holy spirit wind to blow across our inner most being Make it the easiest thing to do is to stay on course wth our food,... Thu, 20 Feb 2014 08:43:44 EST Active Members--Reply here!! We are blessed that our team has grown so much. Yet, there's some people that we haven't heard from in a long time. If you do participate on this team, reply and put the next number. For example, I'm <BR> <BR> #1 <BR> <BR> The next person, hit reply and say that you're #2,, etc. Wed, 19 Feb 2014 23:21:38 EST Meet Your Leaders as of Feb., 2014 (DO NOT REPLY) Ronda (HANNAHSGRAMMIE) <BR> <BR> Using my walker, I slowly made my way to the front door. A woman who was delivering supper for my family asked, “Are you the lady with MS?” I answered, “Yes.” After she left, I went back into the bedroom, fell on the bed, and cried. I did not want to have MS (multiple sclerosis). I did not want to be 40 years old and not be able to walk. I did not want to be unable to care for my family. I did not want to be unable to return to work. I did not want to have an... Wed, 19 Feb 2014 22:29:08 EST Restore you Faith Restore your Faith in His Love and reach out to someone today.. He gives us the hands and knowledge to help.. slow down and restore and watch this.. We are human and no one is perfect but I know He is watching.. In His Love Jane <BR> <BR> <link><BR>n-Humanity-by-Watching-This-Heart-Melt<BR>ing-Compilation-of-Rescues-4753.html </link> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 17:22:55 EST Doggie Kisses .. Not so fast For the Puppy Lovers only... <BR> <BR> <link><BR>-Compilation-of-Pets-Rejecting-Their-O<BR>wners-Kisses-4743.html?utm_source=GodV<BR>ine%20Daily&utm_medium=email&utm_campa<BR>ign=02/18/2014 </link> <BR> <BR> Hugs and Kisses Wed, 19 Feb 2014 17:08:28 EST GET FIT CLUB (LOSE 1-2 Lb.s weekly) Let's get fit together and Lose 1-2 pounds weekly. Sign up and set up your post today. You will post weekly what you are doing to get fit, and weigh in once a week your weight. Beginning March 1, 2014. If you enjoy this challenge and interacting with your team mates. I will be happy to keep it going. My Co-Leaders are Dari & Relisa, we will be co-hosting this together so feel free to ask questions for help or information. We are here for you. <BR> <BR> Weigh in Dates are : Monday's - Wedne... Wed, 19 Feb 2014 12:53:38 EST Hello all! I just joined yesterday and I am looking forward to sharing my strength, hope, and experiences with you. Glad to be here. Wed, 19 Feb 2014 11:42:20 EST from my heart to yours Good Morning praying for all hopeful hearts this a.m. That Jesus guide and direct our every thought word and deed especially when it comes to food nutrition diet and weight loss Jesus we surrender. Lord put us in the path of those who lift us up and let us do so in kind. Lord magnify yourself in our spirits let our hearts be made light as we turn over all burdens and negativity to you! Let us succeed in all of ou... Wed, 19 Feb 2014 08:39:24 EST read only if you want to be lifted up today!!!! <BR> <BR> Dear Lord? We so rely and depend upon you not only to keep us in control but get us going on a down hill slide to a lighter healthier version of ourselves I / we believe that you are the one who is actually discipline and restraint within us, and we praise and thank you for this but can we ask that by your supernatural hand our metabolism be jump started and our bodies ... Tue, 18 Feb 2014 07:45:04 EST covering with a blanket Blanket prayer that is. Covering ALL this Monday morning in Hopeful Hearts. I lift up all of HH and ask Lord that you be in control! I we surrender anything and everything having to do with food and weight to you. We surremder our mind will and emotions. We want what you want for us Lord. Healthy bodies and good nutrition and and healthy and balanced thought patterns and emotions and this I/we ask in the name of JESUS... Mon, 17 Feb 2014 08:32:25 EST Jessica / HUNTERBLAKE0208 Hey everyone, I just received a text message from Jessica that she is in the hospital and will be for a bit. She cut herself really bad last night and could really use your prayers right now. I will keep you updated. I know she's new here, but she is really looking to this group for friendship and guidance in her life right now. I know you all were there for me in a big way when I was down and out. She has Borderline Personality Disorder like I do. Sun, 16 Feb 2014 17:06:50 EST prayer cover this Lords day Lord Thank You for your sacrifice on the cross that washed away all of our sin past present and future and threw them into a sea of forgetfulness to be remembered no more What kind of love is this it cannot be understood fathomed or reasoned in our finite human minds but Lord you looked down thru the ages at all of humanity and even saw each one of us with all of our struggles and still there you are we can call upon... Sun, 16 Feb 2014 08:50:22 EST GIVE AN EMOTICON FOR THE NEXT PERSON! Just simply give a simple message for the next person to read. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>26</em> I love you! Sat, 15 Feb 2014 16:25:20 EST