SparkPeople The SONflowers Team Messageboard Looking for healing? Prayer partners? Other members losing weight in spite of health challenges? Support? Friendship? Understanding? Then this is the team for you! WELCOME! SparkPeople The SONflowers Team Messageboard Summer SONflower Check-in Please take a moment to check in with the team. Just say hello or give us a detailed account of what you've been up to and how you've been doing. We just want to know that your okay. And of course let us know if there is anything we can pray with you for and what kind of encouragement we can give you to help you meet your health goals.We CARE about each of you! <BR> <em>125</em> <em>87</em> <em>125</em> <em>87</em> <em>125</em> <em>87</em> <em>125</em> <em>87</em> <... Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:30:45 EST What's New With You? This is a place to share anything that is New With You. Good, bad or indifferent. We can cry, celebrate, laugh and most importantly pray with you. <BR> Wed, 10 May 2017 07:39:13 EST Just For Laughs(Clean humor only please) <img src=""> Sat, 17 Sep 2016 01:55:40 EST Getting to know you questionnaire! <img src=""> <BR> Here are my answers. <BR> Color-I can't decide between yellows, greens or blues. <BR> Shop- Amazon. <BR> Drink-water and coffee <BR> Snack-popcorn <BR> Birthday- July 1962 <BR> Book-Bible <BR> Sport-tennis because of my sons. <BR> Team- The SONflowers! <BR> Where to eat_Ruby Tuesday's. <BR> TV show-old/Gilligan's Island, new/Survivor <BR> Season-Fall/winter <BR> Nails done-no <BR> Fri, 16 Sep 2016 22:47:35 EST May 2016 Five Freggies A Day Challenge Since May is the fifth month of the year I am challenging myself and other team members to eating 5 freggie(fruits/vegetable) servings each day this month. I will give away a special spark goodie at the end of the month to each member who participates. Just track how many fruit and how many vegetable servings you eat each day this month and post them in this thread. The goal is to eat a minimum of five servings of either fruit servings, vegetable servings or a combination of the two to reach ... Sun, 1 May 2016 18:27:12 EST Prayers Thanks for prayers. Ear surgery went well. Have a little pain but not bad. Thankful to the Lord for wonderful Doctors, nurses and all staff. Some I went to church with, and worked with when I worked at the hospital . Fri, 25 Sep 2015 08:25:01 EST SONflower Birthday Celebrations! Please post your birth month in this thread if you would like us to wish you a <em>383</em> <BR> and celebrate <em>236</em> with you. Who knows, you may even get a birthday goodie or two <em>144</em> <em>19</em> <BR> My 53rd birthday is later this month! Wed, 1 Jul 2015 09:30:59 EST Post a picture of a flower. Take time to enjoy the beautiful things in life. Post a picture of a flower. Fri, 15 May 2015 11:16:44 EST 25 Days to CHRISTmas Countdown from A-Z We are counting down all the things we love about Christmas from A-Z. <BR> <BR> A- Angels for on top of the Christmas tree! <em>446</em> Fri, 28 Nov 2014 12:41:58 EST Wellsprings of gratitude from birth to the present This is where we can share our personal wellsprings of gratitude from within our hearts, this is where we will meditate on and talk about all the ways the Lord God has blessed us from birth to this present moment! <BR> <BR> I'll start. When I was born my mother was not married to my biological father. The wellspring blessing is the man who became my Dad. God took what may have been a bad situation for me and sent a hand picked father to marry my mother and adopt me shortly after my second b... Sun, 2 Nov 2014 13:35:13 EST 58 Day's of Thanksgiving As we countdown until Thanksgiving let's share what we are thankful for starting from A-Z and then back again! <BR> I will start with A-armor <BR> Ephesians 6:11-1711 Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For our wrestling is not against flesh and blood, but against the principalities, against the powers, against the world-rulers of this darkness, against the spiritual [hosts] of wickedness in the heavenly [places]. 13 Wherefore take u... Tue, 30 Sep 2014 18:22:19 EST Prayers for starting a new week ! please say a prayer that this New week gets me on the right track and not goof up! I think i,m ready to try and do this right... Thanks for yur support! HUGS,BONNIE <em>188</em> <em>458</em> <em>434</em> <em>434</em> <em>458</em> <em>458</em> <em>459</em> <em>531</em> Thanks! i will pray for you also! Mon, 30 Jun 2014 08:07:22 EST PRAISES!! I wanted to start a PRAISE thread. We have lots of health issues and troubles among us. And I know I always need a reminder to PRAISE Him, when I'm down! <BR> <BR> My today PRAISE is that after 3 years of a woman I hired to help me with my work, who made my life miserable. God sent a new woman to help me with work, that absolutely makes work a joy! And I had misplaced a form- thinking it was "lost" and after reading my bible- I found it! <BR> <BR> PRAISE God!! PRAISE God!! <BR> How about yo... Wed, 28 May 2014 05:17:17 EST Let the team know when you post a blog! Please let the other team members know when you post a blog so we can read it. Wed, 30 Apr 2014 23:46:13 EST WEEKLY CHALLENGE Here is the new topic thread I sparkmailed you about. I will post our first challenge early tomorrow morning(Thursday 4/10/2014) <em>244</em> Wed, 9 Apr 2014 22:34:33 EST Daily Challenge Each day I will post a new, doable, daily challenge for us. Post your results, struggles and/or successes in this same thread. <BR> Todays challenge for 3/8/2014 is to eat 5 fruit and//or vegetable servings. <BR> Les go team <em>321</em> <em>45</em> <em>321</em> <em>368</em> <em>321</em> <em>488</em> <em>321</em> <em>69</em> <em>321</em> <em>370</em> <em>321</em> <em>306</em> <em>521</em> <em>381</em> Sat, 8 Mar 2014 07:43:16 EST What 1 thing will you today to reach your goals? List one activity you will do today that moves you one step closer to reaching your weight loss and health goals. Fri, 21 Feb 2014 20:33:26 EST Family, Friends and the Future Share a little about things you and your family or friends are up to and what you have planned for the future. Like vacations, reunions, holiday gatherings, recreational activities or just day to day living stuff. Fri, 21 Feb 2014 20:13:03 EST GIVE GOD A YEAR In this thread you will find daily, weekly and monthly prayers, goals, challenges and much more that I PRAY will inspire you to walk closely with God while losing weight, getting fit and learning how to hear from the Lord and how to quickly obey! <BR> In this thread anyone on the Give God A Year journey can share about their experience strength and hope. <BR> I look forward to growing together spiritually while our bodies and self reliance shrink! <BR> <em>458</em> <em>296</em> <em... Tue, 11 Feb 2014 08:59:50 EST Daily steps tracking thread (post your steps here) This is the thread for tracking your steps. You can use a pedometer or other type of step tracker or you can count your steps in your head and enter them or just use an emoticon to express how you did for the day. Tue, 4 Feb 2014 09:54:45 EST How Many Steps Today...(Do not post here) Whether you can walk on your own <em>311</em> use a cane or a walker <em>360</em> sit in a chair, wheelchair <em>359</em> or on the edge of your bed and move your feet up and down or lay in bed and move your feet in a walking motion I want you to start counting your steps today based on Gods Word. Jesus told a man that lay crippled for 38 years to take up his bed and walk and the man obeyed and was healed! I don't know about you but that is the kind of healing I want! <em>185</em> an... Tue, 4 Feb 2014 09:46:49 EST How to Live a Worry Free Life by Grace Explore all these scriptures and more as we seek first the Kingdom of God and learn through His imparted Wisdom how to truly live Worry Free Lives! <em>104</em> <em>244</em> <BR> "But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. <BR> <BR> "So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. <BR> <BR> "Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or abo... Tue, 4 Feb 2014 09:19:55 EST New :ONCE A MONTH WEIGH IN THREAD Record your Once a Month weight in this thread. <BR> The first weigh in will be tomorrow Saturday February 1, 2014. <BR> Of course sharing your weight with the team is always a personal choice. <BR> No pressure <em>334</em> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 17:22:01 EST Answered Prayer I want to share a story of how God works in our everyday lives. I have a purple crystal pendant in the shape of a heart that my mom gave to me--the card she put with it said "from my heart to yours". Its not of much monetary value, but it has a lot of value to me because my mom went to be with the Lord last Mother's Day and the pendant is a special reminder of her love for me. Well, a few days ago it was missing from around my neck and I didn't remember taking it off. But since I do tend to b... Wed, 22 Jan 2014 09:17:14 EST New Pictures I just posted a bunch of pictures of my fur-babies (all rescues) on my spark page. Please check them out if you are an animal lover and have time. I am going to try to find time to write all of their stories in my blogs. I thank God for the privilege of ministering to his animals. They give me so much love and also give me a purpose in life--one of the main reasons I am trying to lose weight and get healthier is so I can continue to work in rescue as I get older. I am truly blessed by the won... Tue, 14 Jan 2014 05:19:14 EST What is your favorite? Each week ( on Saturday or Sunday) a new WHAT's YOUR FAVORITE question will be posted for team members to answer. <BR> <BR> This weeks question is: What was your favorite television show while you were in grade school? Sat, 11 Jan 2014 19:46:28 EST Track what you want here! I was visiting A_Bit_At_A_Time's new team and she had a wonderful idea to create a space for members to track anything they want. So, here is The SONflower's area to do just that. So be creative and have some fun while getting fit, healthy and praising the Lord! <em>244</em> Sat, 11 Jan 2014 14:32:48 EST How many SparkAmerica team points today? How many points did you earn for our SONflowers team today? I got 20 points today on our team flag! <em>244</em> <em>321</em> Fri, 3 Jan 2014 09:24:20 EST Share your favorite Crock Pot recipe. 8 cups hot water or vegetable broth <BR> 1 cup uncooked red lentils <BR> 2 large onions, chopped <BR> 1 large or 2 average sized cans chopped tomatoes with liquid <BR> 4 large garlic cloves, minced <BR> 1 lb raw carrots, sliced thin <BR> 3 large stalks celery, chopped with leaves <BR> 1 pound fresh kale, de-stemmed and chopped <BR> Salt & pepper to taste <BR> Cook on high for 6-8 hours then turn to low and cook until you are ready to eat. <BR> Delicious served with some fresh grated parmesean... Mon, 30 Dec 2013 19:40:19 EST List 3 of your favorite 100 calorie snacks Emerald 100 calorie packs of almonds & walnuts <BR> 1 medium grannysmith apple <BR> 100 calorie microwave kettle corn, popcorn <BR> <em>301</em> <em>477</em> Mon, 30 Dec 2013 19:22:54 EST 2014 Weekly Weigh-in thread. Starting with Saturday January 4, 2014 I would like to encourage each team member to share their weight with the rest of the team. I have found that just being honest about where I am at gives me some peace and sharing it within the safety of our team provides a place to evaluate what is working and what is not and then to adjust your plan accordingly while receiving encouragement and support from your SONflower team members. I hope you will join me and together we can make this one of our mo... Sun, 29 Dec 2013 10:23:55 EST New Years Resolutions A-Z for 2014 A- Appetite control Sat, 28 Dec 2013 09:58:53 EST My personal journey to Health, Healing & Harvest This topic thread is where I will be posting my personal journey as I make my way, following God to the best of my understanding by the guidance of the Holy Spirit, to a new healthy, healed and harvester of men for God's glory. <BR> *Whatever I write here is my own personal journey and is not in anyway, shape or form to be considered medical advice. ALWAYS CHECK WITH YOUR HEALTH CARE PROVIDER BEFORE STARTING ANY PROGRAM, DIET, OR MEDICATION CHANGES. Sun, 22 Dec 2013 20:31:20 EST MY PRAYERS FOR YOU As I have been sparking this morning these words from a song Dolly Parton wrote back in 1974 have been wandering around my brain and I was led to share this particular part of it as my prayer for each and everyone of you today and always! <BR> <em>276</em> <BR> ...And I hope life, will treat you kind <BR> And I hope that you have all <BR> That you ever dreamed of <BR> Oh, I do wish you joy <BR> And I wish you happiness <BR> But above all this <BR> I wish you love... <em>129</em> <BR>... Thu, 12 Dec 2013 09:30:18 EST Christmas word fun! Christmas words from a-z ( this is going to be a bit tuff so pull out that old dictionary and dust it off!) <BR> I'll start it off with the letter A. <BR> Apple and cinnamon scented candles. <em>389</em> Sun, 8 Dec 2013 12:00:14 EST No Backpack Challenge for December! We will begin our first BACKPACK CHALLENGE for 2014 on January 1st! Get your Backpacks <em>256</em> ready to fill up come the New Year! Tue, 3 Dec 2013 23:11:10 EST Songs of inspiration Selah singing Part the waters, Lord. <link> </link> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 19:49:22 EST Thank You for the goodie! <em>334</em> <em>247</em> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 18:55:26 EST FREEDOM FROM ANXIETY- TEACHING AND TOOLS TO USE Anxiety has been a major factor in my daily life and I believe the reason for my physical maladies including my overeating and eventually MS diagnosis. Our CNS is not built to be under constant stress and anxiety, fear, for long periods of time on a daily basis. Anxiety is Fear. We are not to live under a spirit of fear! In the days ahead we will explore what anxiety is, how it effects the brain and body and ways to overcome its devastating effects with Gods help and guidance. Along the way ... Mon, 11 Nov 2013 10:00:10 EST Just for fun - 100 Reasons to Lose Weight I saw this on an old team and it looked like fun. Just countdown from 100 to 1, listing a benefit of losing weight. <BR> <BR> It could be something general (live longer) or something specific to you (I want to fit into a size small) <BR> <BR> <em>205</em> <BR> <BR> I'll start - you carry on with # 99, # 98, etc <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> <em>48</em> <em>189</em> <em>248</em> <em>381</em> <em>48</em> <em>189</em> <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> - . - . - . - . - .... Sat, 9 Nov 2013 09:39:16 EST November Back Pack Challenge! What's a back pack challenge, you ask? It's a couple of things. <BR> <BR> It's a way to SEE how much weight you've lost. <em>11</em> <BR> <BR> And it's a way to bless someone else. <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> How? <BR> <BR> By filling a VIRTUAL back pack with REAL food items (canned goods or other useful items). <em>341</em> <BR> <BR> Put aside one REAL food item for each pound that you shed. Gather them up at the end of the month and donate your items to a worthy charity, food b... Wed, 6 Nov 2013 14:30:39 EST Inspirations - share something inspirational! This is just a place to share anything that you run across that is inspirational or motivational, whether spiritual, health or just something that caught your eye <BR> <BR> Here's one - a video - The Dash <BR> <BR> <link><BR>-poem </link> <BR> Wed, 6 Nov 2013 14:19:40 EST Post your favorite Healing scripture here. Post your favorite healing scripture <em>296</em> by replying to this post. As we speak these scriptures (I am personally going to read them out loud everyday possible) over ourselves and the members of our team may the healing power of the TRUTH be manifested in each of our lives. <em>458</em> Mon, 4 Nov 2013 08:50:28 EST CREATE YOUR PERSONAL WEIGH-IN RECORD PAGE HERE PLEASE CREATE A PERSONAL WEIGH-IN RECORD PAGE FOR YOURSELF HERE. I WILL LIST MINE BELOW SO YOU CAN USE IT AS AN EXAMPLE. IT IS YOUR CHOICE TO WEIGH-IN WEEKLY OR NOT (NO PRESSURE). WEIGHING IN HELPS WITH ACCOUNTABILITY AND CAN HELP BOOST WEIGHT LOSS BY PROVIDING A CLEAR RECORD OF WHERE YOU STARTED, WHERE YOU ARE, AND WHERE YOU ARE GOING. <BR> <BR> MY PERSONAL WEIGH-IN RECORD PAGE IS SHOWN HERE AS A GUIDE ONLY. PLEASE MAKE YOURS AS SIMPLE OR ELABORATE AS YOU CHOOSE, HAVE FUN! <BR> <BR> SUNFLO... Sat, 2 Nov 2013 19:19:40 EST WELCOME TO THE TEAM ! (Do not post here, Thanks) WE ARE HAPPY YOU HAVE CHOSEN TO BECOME A VITAL MEMBER OF THE TEAM <em>87</em> PLEASE TO TO THE Introduce Yourself Here Topic and let us know a little about yourself. <BR> Sincerely, <BR> Sunflowergammy <BR> Team Leader <BR> The SONflowers <BR> <em>125</em> <em>87</em> <em>125</em> <em>87</em> <em>125</em> Sat, 2 Nov 2013 18:43:10 EST