SparkPeople Walk Away The Pounds Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=6442 This is an AMAZING team of men and women. We are like a fruit basket with many differences and likes. Come join us! SparkPeople Walk Away The Pounds Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=6442 QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 08/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x62346437 QUOTE: “Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: you don’t give up.” ~ Anne Lamott <BR> <BR> QUESTION: What do you "know now" that you wish you "knew then"? <BR> <BR> I wish I knew that I needed to eat and watch my portions vs. starving myself and only eating once a day when I was in HS. <BR> <BR> Yesterday was not my best food day, but today is a new day. I took the time this mo... Wed, 26 Aug 2015 10:25:00 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 08/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x62338255 Quote: “Being miserable is a habit; being happy is a habit; and the choice is yours.” ~ Tom Hopkins <BR> <BR> Question: If you were given the weekend to spend any way you wanted (all expenses paid)....what would you do or how would you spend it? <BR> <BR> I think I would like to go back to Hot Springs...with a better plan in place. When DH and I celebrated our honeymooniversary there a few years ago, we enjoyed a massage and a hot bath. It was a nice escape, but we were able to get some wal... Tue, 25 Aug 2015 11:13:19 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 08/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x62329594 QUOTE: “The man who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd. The man who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no man has ever been before.” ~ Francis Phillip Wernig <BR> <BR> QUESTION: When you are cooking/baking, is there a particular brand of flour that you use or do you use whatever is on sale? <BR> <BR> I grew up using Gold Medal flour, but I have pretty much switched over to the King Arthur Flour. <BR> <BR> Feeling accomplished last night although I di... Mon, 24 Aug 2015 10:41:16 EST QUOTE & ??QUESTION?? OF THE DAY - Weekend Edition http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x62315132 QUOTE: “The reality is that everybody makes mistakes. The issue isn’t whether you will make them, it’s what you will do about them. It’s whether you will choose the path of humility and courage or the path of ego and pride.” ~ Stephen M. R. Covey, The Speed of Trust <BR> <BR> QUESTION: What do you think about office workouts? <BR> <BR> Not very feasible at my workplace, I need more practical options, It works for me! Or I've tried it, but I wasn't convinced. <BR> <BR> For me, I have bee... Sat, 22 Aug 2015 11:39:31 EST QUOTE AND ??QUESTION?? OF THE DAY - 08/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x62306334 QUOTE: “Success is processional. It’s the result of a series of small disciplines that lead us into habitual patterns of success that no longer require consistent will or effort.” ~ Anthony Robbins, Awaken the Giant Within <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Which is your frozen dessert of choice? <BR> <BR> <BR> Frozen yogurt, Gelato, Ice cream, Sherbet or sorbet, Non-dairy frozen dessert or I don't eat any of these. <BR> <BR> For me, I enjoy each from time to time. Gelato is always enjoyable to share... Fri, 21 Aug 2015 08:41:07 EST QUOTE AND ??QUESTION?? OF THE DAY - 08/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x62298136 QUOTE: “A healthy outside starts from the inside.” - Robert Urich <BR> <BR> QUESTION: What is your favorite music, the music that gets you moving? <BR> <BR> I am a child of the 80’s…so 80’s music generally gets me moving whether it’s a walk or the arc trainer, etc. <BR> <BR> I have been having a pain in my heel. I asked for some opinions on FB in a group I’m in and they think that it is Plantar Faciatis and I’m trying to take care of it until it feels better. Although everyday this wee... Thu, 20 Aug 2015 08:44:20 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 08/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x62291293 QUOTE: “Problems do not go away. They must be worked through or else they remain, forever a barrier to the growth and development of the spirit.” ~ Scott Peck, The Road Less Traveled <BR> <BR> QUESTION: What is your favorite food to grill? <BR> <BR> Chicken or steak or burgers. Hmmm…I guess that isn’t really narrowing it down, is it? <BR> <BR> So apparently I was supposed to drain and rinse the beans in the Quinoa Enchilada Bake…it made a lot and turned out good. I’m having it for lunch... Wed, 19 Aug 2015 10:31:18 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 08/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x62283684 QUOTE: “Every athlete hears two competing voices. One is a negative critic, and the other is a positive coach. Which voice we listen to is a matter of choice.” ~ Gary Mack,Mind Gym <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Do you snack on plain/salted nuts? <BR> <BR> I try to buy plain, but oftentimes if I am buying it for DH, they are salted. <BR> <BR> After my visit to the grocery store, I think I have everything I need to finish out the meal plan for the week. The Quinoa Enchilada Bake has been put in t... Tue, 18 Aug 2015 10:40:09 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 08/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x62275492 QUOTE: “Don’t find fault, find a remedy; anybody can complain.” ~ Henry Ford <BR> <BR> QUESTION: What type of water do you drink? Bottled, filtered, well, tap, etc? <BR> <BR> Mine is Filtered. Although at work, if I don’t bring enough, it’s bottled. <BR> <BR> So I am a little frustrated today. I had a new crockpot recipe for us to try today and I couldn’t find the can opener. We just have a hand opener but it was nowhere to be found. So I don’t know what I am doing for dinner tonig... Mon, 17 Aug 2015 10:49:49 EST Back to Basics Challenge - Week 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5878x6442x62254280 This week focus on getting 2 dairy servings and 2 tsp of healthy oils and continue with weeks 1 and 2. Serving are 1 cup of milk or yogurt or 1.5 oz of most cheeses. Also continue with week 2’s focus on 1 to 2 servings of lean protein and continue with week 1’s focus of water and vitamin/mineral supplement. <BR> <BR> Posting this in advance because tomorrow will be crazy! Fri, 14 Aug 2015 13:33:30 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 08/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x62253937 QUOTE: “Today, keep working hard and don’t get discouraged. Know you are going in the right direction…Stay focused on your dreams…and never (ever) give up.” - Unknown <BR> <BR> QUESTION: What was the best thing that happened to you this past week? <BR> I managed to meal plan and meal prep and felt good about what I was doing. <BR> <BR> I gained what I lost last week. While I can tell you that I am disappointed, I know I am doing what I need to do to ultimately get me to my goal. As dif... Fri, 14 Aug 2015 12:38:41 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 08/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x62245717 QUOTE: “Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results.” ~ Willie Nelson <BR> <BR> QUESTION: What time did you go to bed last night? <BR> <BR> It was close to 10:30 before I turned out the light. <BR> <BR> This morning has not gone well, but I’m trying to change my attitude about it. Mom needs a med refill, but the savings card that we got for it seems to have gone missing…so if I can’t get another one, it will cost around $250.00. I’m going ... Thu, 13 Aug 2015 10:51:59 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 08/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x62237967 QUOTE: “Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with big dreams is more powerful than one with all the facts.” ~ Albert Einstein <BR> <BR> QUESTION: If you could sit on a bench in a beautiful woods, who would you like sitting next to you on the bench and why? <BR> <BR> I think it would have to be my husband. He and I both enjoy just sitting and enjoying the view. <BR> <BR> Last night I finally added some strength training back to my routine and I am feeling it this morn... Wed, 12 Aug 2015 11:26:28 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 08/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x62229202 QUOTE: “Choose the positive. You have a choice. You are the master of your attitude. Choose the positive, the constructive. Optimism is a faith that leads to success.” ~ Bruce Lee <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Share one important thing that you hope to accomplish before the end of the year. <BR> <BR> I hope to make exercise a habit again. <BR> <BR> Yesterday was a little scary. Jarrod, my oldest son, fell in the shower and banged himself up pretty good. He was experiencing dizziness and such so I... Tue, 11 Aug 2015 10:05:29 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 08/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x62221619 QUOTE: “I am not interested in the past. I am interested in the future, for that is where I expect to spend the rest of my life.” ~ Charles F Kettering <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Do you have a plan for lunch? If yes, what is it? <BR> <BR> Yes, while I really try to take Sunday as a rest day I took a little time yesterday evening and browned some ground buffalo with taco seasoning so I could put together a salad. I have salad for lunch and had a smoothie for breakfast. <BR> <BR> Besides the tac... Mon, 10 Aug 2015 11:46:48 EST Back to Basics Challenge - Week 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5878x6442x62204675 This week focus on 1 to 2 servings of lean protein and continue with week 1’s focus of water and vitamin/mineral supplement. Sat, 8 Aug 2015 09:55:37 EST QUOTE AND ??QUESTION?? OF THE DAY - 08/08 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x62204630 QUOTE: “Don’t waste yourself in rejection, nor bark against the bad, but chant the beauty of the good.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson <BR> <BR> I am seriously pondering going to my leader's Sunday meeting to get a positive start to the week. So, today is my anniversary. Chris and I have been married for 6 years today. We are going to a steak/smoke house tonight, which I always enjoy. So much to do today...I hope I can find time to hit the rec center. I better get moving! Happy Saturday! Sat, 8 Aug 2015 09:48:20 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 08/07 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x62197932 QUOTE: “Light tomorrow with today.” ~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning <BR> <BR> QUESTION: What are your plans for the weekend? <BR> This weekend is Tax Free weekend in Texas so we are trying to avoid the stores…well, perhaps not the grocery stores. I need to get meals planned and hopefully some stuff prepped this week. <BR> <BR> So I think I mentioned that I was excited about seeing what the scale says last night…I am down 1.2. I was excited to see the scale move a direction other than up. ... Fri, 7 Aug 2015 10:40:08 EST QUOTE AND ??QUESTION?? OF THE DAY - 08/06 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x62188823 QUOTE: “Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.” ~ Henry Ford <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Does the time you start your day vary depending on what day it is or whether it’s a weekend or weekday? <BR> <BR> Yes. This morning it started earlier than normal, but we typically get up between 5:30 and 6 a.m. on the weekdays. Weekends, we try to sleep until 7 or 7:30. It doesn’t always work, but we try. <BR> <BR> I’m already tired and I’ve not even been to wor... Thu, 6 Aug 2015 08:21:54 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 08/05 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x62182377 QUOTE: “In life, never spend more than 10 percent of your time on the problem, and spend at least 90 percent of your time on the solution. Most important, don’t sweat the small stuff… and remember, it’s all small stuff!” ~ Anthony Robbins, Awaken the Giant Within <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Name a favorite hobby from your past. <BR> <BR> Dancing. I used to love to go dancing. My sweet hubby is not much for dancing, but I simply don’t have anyone to go with around here so I don’t go. <BR> <BR> I ... Wed, 5 Aug 2015 11:04:29 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 08/04 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x62174352 QUOTE: “Having a mental snapshot of where you are, where you are going, and what you are moving toward is incredibly powerful.” ~ Sara Blakely <BR> <BR> QUESTION: What is your favorite sport to watch either on TV or in person? <BR> <BR> I always loved watching hockey. Truthfully, I can watch any sport, but I may not understand them all. Hockey on tv is much easier to keep up with the puck than in person, or it is for me. <BR> <BR> Overall, yesterday was good, I got over my amount in wate... Tue, 4 Aug 2015 11:55:21 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 08/03 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x62164687 QUOTE: “‘Why me?’ rarely produces a positive result, while ‘How can I use this?’ usually leads us in the direction of turning our difficulties into a driving force to make ourselves and the world better.” ~ Anthony Robbins, Awaken the Giant Within <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Is it harder for you to stay OP and get your water and such in on the weekends? <BR> <BR> YES! I really have to think about it and focus on planning ahead. <BR> <BR> Saturday was a lot of fun. My cousin and I went shopping. ... Mon, 3 Aug 2015 10:46:47 EST QUOTE AND WEEKEND UPDATE - 08/01-08/02 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x62148438 QUOTE: “Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities — always see them, for they’re always there.” ~ Norman Vincent Peale <BR> <BR> I am excited about this challenge, but honestly as I am going to be out and about today, I know it will be hard to get in water so I’m taking a bottle with. It is going to be tough, but I am a woman determined! I am pondering taking my Brita water bottle so that I don’t have to worry a... Sat, 1 Aug 2015 10:37:48 EST Back to Basics Challenge - Week 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5878x6442x62140913 This week focus on Water and vitamin/mineral supplement. For me, I am aiming for 8-8 oz. cups of water. I hear different perspectives on it like drink half your body weight, etc., but I know if I am for 8, I should be good and if my body wants more, then I can drink more. Fri, 31 Jul 2015 10:15:15 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 07/31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x62140861 QUOTE: “Everything is energy and that’s all there is to it. Match the frequency of the reality you want and you cannot help but get that reality. It can be no other way. This is not philosophy. This is physics.” – Albert Einstein <BR> <BR> QUESTION: What are your goals for August? <BR> <BR> I want to master the basics. I feel like if I can do that, I will truly be moving forward. <BR> <BR> I will post a challenge in the "Challenge" Section for the Back to Basics, if you want to join m... Fri, 31 Jul 2015 10:10:50 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 07/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x62133446 “Every positive change in your life begins with a clear, unequivocal decision that you are going to either do something or stop doing something.” – Unknown <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Do you bring your own shampoo and conditioner when you travel, or do you use what the hotel provides? <BR> <BR> I always bring my own. My hair is picky. <BR> <BR> Yesterday I listened to Joyce Meyer’s book Look Great Feel Great and found it informative. I’m hoping that I can incorporate some of the mantras, etc. ... Thu, 30 Jul 2015 10:36:32 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 07/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x62124853 QUOTE: “Worry pretends to be necessary, but serves no useful purpose.” – Eckhart Tolle <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Is there a fruit that you really really don’t like? <BR> <BR> Canteloupe. My mother loves it, but I can't stand it. I buy it and cut it up for her, but I can't eat it. <BR> <BR> I am feeling a little better today, but yesterday I decided to focus on meal planning videos. I found one girl that interested me. She doesn't meal prep/plan the way most people I have seen videos for. H... Wed, 29 Jul 2015 10:21:54 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 07/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x62116862 QUOTE: “It’s no coincidence that good words make us feel good and that hurtful or angry words make us feel bad. There is a 100 percent correlation between the words we choose and how we feel.” ~ Sean Stephenson, Get Off Your “But” <BR> <BR> QUESTION: How do you get out of the negative headspace when it happens? <BR> <BR> I am having difficulty with this of late and need to hear how others handle it. <BR> <BR> I don't know what has put me in this negative head space, but I need to pull m... Tue, 28 Jul 2015 10:27:02 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 07/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x62109624 QUOTE: “Binge on life. Purge negativity. Starve guilty feelings. Restrict unhappy thoughts. Count blessings, not calories. The only weight you ever need to lose is the weight of the world on your shoulders.” ~ Anonymous <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Name one of your favorite ways to relax during the summer. <BR> <BR> Hanging out at the lake or by the pool with my family. <BR> <BR> I was pretty proud of myself on Saturday. The restaurant that we stopped at had a buffet, we all opted not to get the... Mon, 27 Jul 2015 11:17:20 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 07/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x62086750 QUOTE: “The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.” ~ Anna Quindlen <BR> <BR> QUESTION: What did you have for breakfast this morning? <BR> <BR> Smoothie with milk, spinach, baby carrots, banana, strawberries, flaxseed, chia seeds, chocolate peanut butter. Yum! <BR> <BR> Chicken got cooked and eggs got cooked. My mother appreciated the eggs because she had them for breakfast. I fixed her a “breakfast sandw... Fri, 24 Jul 2015 10:53:10 EST QUOTE AND ??QUESTION?? OF THE DAY - 07/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x62077062 QUOTE: “The greatest of all miracles is that we need not be tomorrow what we are today. The greatest of all insights is that we cannot be tomorrow what we do not do today. That is why today matters.” ~ John C. Maxwell, Today Matters <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Do you have a "signature dish" that you do for guests or that you enjoy cooking and eating? <BR> <BR> Not really. I was really trying to be creative for awhile. I need to get back to my meal planning. <BR> <BR> You are probably wondering ... Thu, 23 Jul 2015 07:15:45 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 07/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x62070846 QUOTE: “Fairness is an illusion. Fairness never existed and never will. No one in life gets less or more than anyone else. We just get different stuff. That’s right. No one is dealt a bad or a good hand in life; we’re just dealt cards. It’s up to us to stay in the game and play. Sure, some cards look “better,” but they’re really not. If you look closely, you’ll see that anything you feel has been taken from you – or never given to you at all – was replaced with other amazing opportunities and... Wed, 22 Jul 2015 10:32:57 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 07/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x62062557 QUOTE: “Practice this. Every action you take today, no matter how little … give it weight. Put some space around it. Start it intentionally, with the intention to be mindful, to inhabit that action fully, to notice with all your senses the entire moment. When the action is done, don’t just rush to the next one, but take half a second to appreciate what you just experienced. Then move to the next with equal weight and space. If you don’t start treating this next action like it’s just as import... Tue, 21 Jul 2015 10:46:06 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 07/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x62054484 QUOTE: “Can anything be sadder than work left unfinished? Yes; work never begun.” ~ Christina Rossetti <BR> <BR> QUESTION: When did you first travel on a plane? Where did you go? <BR> <BR> Home. I was in Florida for travel and tourism school. <BR> <BR> Hope everyone is well. The event at the Frontiers of Flight was fun and then Chris and I snuck off after church and had lunch just us. It was actually kind of nice. I'm going to try to plan the rest of the menu for the week. Tonight, howe... Mon, 20 Jul 2015 11:55:27 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 07/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x62031247 QUOTE: “The extent to which you learn more about the world increases the depth of your experience. To live smarter means to live fuller. It also means to be aware of how much you can never know. To understand the limits of your knowledge is a wonderful thing. It is our responsibility as human beings to deliberately take advantage of the fact that we are living at a time when valuable information is more accessible than ever before.” ~ Unknown, The Daily Zen <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Would you rat... Fri, 17 Jul 2015 10:30:05 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 07/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x62023776 QUOTE: “There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.” – Ernest Hemingway <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Would you rather eat broccoli or carrots? <BR> <BR> I guess that would depend on my mood because I like both. <BR> <BR> I am still struggling with my workouts and getting 10,000 steps, but I'm trying to fight it. I am determined to get back OP today after a not so great day yesterday. I had my smoothie for breakfast, I have Ski... Thu, 16 Jul 2015 10:41:36 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 07/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x62016141 QUOTE: “Having a mental snapshot of where you are, where you are going, and what you are moving toward is incredibly powerful.” ~ Sara Blakely <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Name one of your favorite things about summer. <BR> <BR> I love having access to more things at the Farmer's Market. As winter closes in and the Farmer's Markets close down, I miss the fresh produce that I can get from them. <BR> <BR> I hope everyone is well. Yesterday was a bad day for me step wise, I'm not sure I managed to ... Wed, 15 Jul 2015 11:16:10 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 07/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x62007807 QUOTE: “Don’t waste yourself in rejection, nor bark against the bad, but chant the beauty of the good.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson <BR> <BR> QUESTION: If you had to choose between running or riding a bike, which one would you choose? <BR> <BR> I think it would be riding a bike. I enjoy that more than running right now. Tue, 14 Jul 2015 11:28:38 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 07/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61998904 QUOTE: “Success is not arriving at the summit of a mountain as a final destination. It is a continuing upward spiral of progress. It is perpetual growth.” ~ Wilfred Peterson, The Art of Living <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Did you attend elementary school, junior high and high school in the same town? <BR> <BR> Yes, I did. <BR> <BR> Hope everyone is doing well. It was a busy weekend for us. Unfortunately, the kids didn't get a chance to swim because we had a late lunch and then had to leave to me... Mon, 13 Jul 2015 11:08:19 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 07/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61975468 QUOTE: “If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.” – Roald Dahl <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Do you have anything planned for the weekend? <BR> <BR> It will be another busy one for me. We are supposed to go to my Aunt's again to have some family time and enjoy her pool. So glad that she doesn't mind that we use it. Then we have to take the kids 3.5 hours away to their summer camp. I know they will have fun. <BR> <BR> My light sensit... Fri, 10 Jul 2015 10:48:46 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 07/09 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61967211 QUOTE: “The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.” ~ Henry Ford <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Name one goal you would like to accomplish by the end of the summer. <BR> <BR> I want to be back to getting 10,000 steps per day and making time for myself. <BR> <BR> I'm trying to get up and walk in place, at least, to help myself get back into the habit. I realized something yesterday that I don't think I'd paid attention to before...I am not drinking nearly as much water. I brought... Thu, 9 Jul 2015 10:24:22 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 07/08 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61958086 QUOTE: “Good people are good because they have come to wisdom through failure. We get very little wisdom from success.” ~ William Saroyan <BR> <BR> QUESTION: What's your preference? Sugar, Cane Sugar/organic sugars, Stevia, Splenda, Aspartame, or other artificial sweetener or natural sweetener? <BR> <BR> I prefer sugar/raw sugar or organic sugar. I like Stevia in some things, but sometimes the aftertaste is a bit much. <BR> <BR> Yesterday was a nice but busy day. I had to stop at the gr... Wed, 8 Jul 2015 09:48:30 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 07/07 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61949755 \QUOTE: There are 7 days in a week and someday isn’t one of them. - Unknown <BR> <BR> QUESTION: How do you deal with sore muscles after a workout? <BR> <BR> I have been using Deep Blue Rub, which is an essential oil rub by DoTerra along with some stretching and such. <BR> <BR> Hope everyone is doing well. I realized earlier that I am feeling out of sorts and it may well be because I haven't been to a meeting in a bit. I plan on remedying that this week provided things are not crazy at w... Tue, 7 Jul 2015 10:50:15 EST July Walk Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5878x6442x61920738 Option A: For the videos,1 pt per mile, 5 pts entire video (only one bonus per day), 10 pts six days out of seven. <BR> Option B: For walkers, 1 pt per 1,000 steps, 10 pt bonus for reaching 10,000 in a day <BR> Option C: For walkers, 1 pt per mile walked, 3 miles add 5 pts, 6 days out of seven 10 pts. <BR> <BR> July 1: <BR> July 2: <BR> July 3: <BR> July 4: <BR> July 5: <BR> July 6: <BR> July 7: <BR> Week 1 Total: <BR> <BR> July 8: <BR> July 9: <BR> July 10: <BR> July 11: <BR> July 12: <... Fri, 3 Jul 2015 21:10:08 EST QUOTE AND ??QUESTION?? OF THE DAY - 07/03 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61917056 QUOTE: “Every living cell in your body is made from the food you eat. If you consistently eat junk food then you’ll have a junk body.” ~ Jeanette Jenkins <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Did you or do you celebrate Independence Day? If so, what did you do or what do you have planned? <BR> <BR> We are hoping to go hang out at the airport tonight and enjoy the fireworks. Tomorrow we are supposed to go to my Aunt's and enjoy the swimming pool and possibly leftover wedding cake. <BR> <BR> Hope everyone ... Fri, 3 Jul 2015 10:53:18 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 07/01 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61898731 QUOTE: “Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new.” – Brian Tracy <BR> <BR> QUESTION: July Goals? <BR> <BR> I am trying to hit 10,000 steps each day this month. I have done it before and it makes me feel better when I do. <BR> <BR> Last night was a bit frustrating; I had to go to the store and DH wound up working really late. At least I successfully managed to find some shoes that work for Mom witho... Wed, 1 Jul 2015 10:40:36 EST 1-5 miles a day, Challenge for July http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5878x6442x61894586 Let's get walking. You set your own goals. We can go on this walking journey together. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 23:00:56 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 06/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61889853 QUOTE: “Choose the positive. You have a choice. You are the master of your attitude. Choose the positive, the constructive. Optimism is a faith that leads to success.” ~ Bruce Lee <BR> <BR> QUESTION: How do you handle a change to your routine? <BR> <BR> Honestly, I wish I handled it better. It seems to throw me off and I feel like I spend too much time trying to regroup. <BR> <BR> It seemed to take forever with the doctor's appointment for my mom yesterday. Her appointment was at 2:45 a... Tue, 30 Jun 2015 11:22:16 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 06/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61880729 QUOTE: “It’s no coincidence that good words make us feel good and that hurtful or angry words make us feel bad. There is a 100 percent correlation between the words we choose and how we feel.” ~ Sean Stephenson, Get Off Your “But” <BR> <BR> QUESTION: With July fast approaching, have you hit your goals for June? <BR> <BR> With the move and everything, no, I have not. I am shooting for July to be better though! :-) <BR> <BR> I am out this afternoon so that I can get my Mom to the doctor. ... Mon, 29 Jun 2015 12:04:11 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 06/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61855556 QUOTE: “There’s an importance of keeping an open mind. The brain is programmed to protect us, and that can mean imposing limits on what it thinks we can or should do. Constantly push at those limits, because the brain can be way too cautious.” ~ Chrissie Wellington <BR> <BR> QUESTION: If you drink sodas, how many do you drink in a week? Are they diet or regular? <BR> <BR> I try to limit it to 3 or less per week. <BR> <BR> Sorry I wasn't able to post yesterday, but we were so busy once t... Fri, 26 Jun 2015 10:40:56 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 06/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61840394 QUOTE: “When I say I lack the time to exercise, is this really true given that I have time to watch television? Perhaps it is just difficult for me to admit that I may be lazy.” ~ Keshavan Nair, A Higher Standard of Leadership <BR> <BR> QUESTION: List a few common items that can always be found in your fridge <BR> Eggs, cheese, milk. <BR> My Fitbit came in sooner than expected. I am so excited to have something again. This one is a little different but I think it will be a quick adjustmen... Wed, 24 Jun 2015 13:15:01 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 06/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61830851 QUOTE: “One of the best things you can do to improve the world is to improve yourself.” ~ Jen Sincero, You Are a Bad@$$ <BR> <BR> QUOTE: Do you prefer fresh, frozen or canned vegetables? <BR> <BR> We usually use canned or fresh. I don't buy a lot of frozen veggies. <BR> <BR> My weekend was nice. Since we had no children this past weekend or this week, we just hung out and enjoyed spending time together. We took in a movie after church on Sunday. This week, so far, we have spent a lot of ... Tue, 23 Jun 2015 10:45:48 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 06/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61798370 QUOTE: “A near win shifts our view of the landscape. It can turn future goals, which we tend to envision at a distance, into more proximate events. We consider temporal distance as we do spatial distance. (Visualize a great day tomorrow and we see it with granular, practical clarity. But picture what a great day in the future might be like, not tomorrow but fifty years from now, and the image will be hazier.)” ~ Sarah Lewis, The Rise <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Any plans for the weekend? <BR> <BR... Fri, 19 Jun 2015 10:27:27 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 06/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61791241 QUOTE: “You have the power to heal yourself, and you need to know that. We think so often that we are helpless, but we’re not. We always have the power of our minds. Claim and consciously use your power.” – Louise Hay <BR> <BR> QUESTION: As a child, did you prefer to play inside or outside? <BR> <BR> Mostly outside, but as I got into those teen years, etc., it seemed to be more indoors. <BR> <BR> Calling the doctor today since this still hasn't passed. She said 5 to 7 days and it has be... Thu, 18 Jun 2015 11:23:14 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 06/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61782425 QUOTE “We don’t have to feel negative about weeds. They’re a part of life. We need to see them, acknowledge them, focus on the solution, and immediately do whatever it takes to eliminate their influence from our lives.” ~ Anthony Robbins, Awaken the Giant Within <BR> <BR> QUESTION: What is your favorite retail store? <BR> <BR> I have to say Target. I do enjoy Belk and Macy's, but our go-to store for most stuff is Target. <BR> <BR> Still not feeling well. I have a feeling I'll be calling... Wed, 17 Jun 2015 10:25:54 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 06/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61773149 QUOTE: “You have power over your mind — not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.” ~ Marcus Aurelius, Meditations <BR> <BR> QUESTION: How do you change things up when you are in a food rut? <BR> <BR> I am getting in a food rut so I would like to hear how others handle it. <BR> <BR> Sorry for not starting things yesterday, but I was in the bed for two days not feeling well. Still not feeling well this morning, but the doctor said it was viral so no meds. If it hasn't ... Tue, 16 Jun 2015 09:32:19 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 06/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61742675 QUOTE: “If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done.” ~ Bruce Lee <BR> <BR> QUESTION: What is your favorite seasoning? <BR> <BR> I have to say if I have to choose just one, it would have to be garlic. I put it on everything. <BR> <BR> I went home yesterday not feeling well and pretty much just went to bed. I wound up putting ear plugs in because DH was watching a movie that was way too loud, took some meds and went to sleep for the night. Sadly, that left... Fri, 12 Jun 2015 14:13:57 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 06/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61734199 QUOTE: “The storms will come and the winds will rise and the gusts will threaten to pull you from your roots. Let the winds come. Let them rage and know that you will not break in the breeze, you will bend. Bend. Always bend because you are made of more strength than you know, because you are better than the breaking.” ~ Tyler Knott Gregson <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Calories aside, what is your favorite breakfast? <BR> <BR> Eggs, bacon, hasbrowns, gravy, biscuits...yep, totally unhealthy but it... Thu, 11 Jun 2015 13:00:26 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 06/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61724373 QUOTE: “Don’t waste time calculating your chances of success and failure. Just fix your aim and begin.” ~ Guan Yin Tzu, Chinese Master <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Where do you get inspiration for your meals? <BR> <BR> Honestly, from Pinterest and from things I remember my mom cooking. <BR> <BR> The doctor's office called this morning and they are seeing her this afternoon. I am just hoping we can get this knocked out. I did about 15 minutes on my bike yesterday...not much perhaps but it's somet... Wed, 10 Jun 2015 11:00:04 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 06/09 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61715599 QUOTE: “The professional does not wait for inspiration; he acts in anticipation of it.” ~ Steven Pressfield, Turning Pro <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you tried a new recipe lately or are you planning to? <BR> <BR> Not recently, but yes, I am going to a new crockpot salisbury steak recipe. My mom said that's what she wanted so I found a crockpot recipe. I just hope it works well and my family likes it because I think there may be leftovers. <BR> <BR> I hope everyone is well! Mom is doing a l... Tue, 9 Jun 2015 11:20:08 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 06/08 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61705937 QUOTE: “When opportunity comes, it’s too late to prepare.” ~ John Wooden <BR> <BR> QUESTION: What fruits do you have on hand right now? <BR> <BR> Cherries, grapes, mangoes, apples, bananas, blueberries, and strawberries. I had blackberries, but I used them to make a cobbler yesterday for DH. <BR> <BR> I hope everyone had a good weekend. I did not get to take a walk around the neighborhood the way I wanted to, but it was a busy weekend. My mom is not feeling well and is sounding a little... Mon, 8 Jun 2015 10:50:37 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 06/05 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61681366 QUOTE: “What got us to where we are today is not going to get us to where we need to go tomorrow.” ~ Blake Mycoskie <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Do you have summer vacation plans? If so, where are you going? <BR> <BR> No, we don't. I hope to at least take a weekend trip, but I'm not sure we can unless I can find someone to stay with my mom. She's still not getting around like she needs to. <BR> <BR> I enjoyed some quiet time for myself yesterday when everyone was gone for lunch, I took a 15 minu... Fri, 5 Jun 2015 10:38:59 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 06/04 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61672576 QUOTE: “Grit is not just simple elbow-grease term for rugged persistence. It is an often invisible display of endurance that lets you stay in an uncomfortable place, work hard to improve upon a given interest, and do it again and again.” ~ Sarah Lewis, The Rise <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Do you prefer sun or snow or rain? <BR> <BR> Honestly, I think I prefer the sun. <BR> <BR> I ate too many PointsPlus yesterday, but today is a new day and my Weekly PointsPlus restart today. I made sure I pack... Thu, 4 Jun 2015 11:09:50 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 06/03 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61662941 QUOTE: “There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.” – Ernest Hemingway <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Do you use cable, DSL or something else? <BR> <BR> We have AT&T U-Verse and seem to like it pretty well. <BR> <BR> The allergy meds seem to be working their way in Daisy's system so that's a positive. I left the house this morning and realized my FitBit was still on the charger. I'm a little frustrated with myself, but what can... Wed, 3 Jun 2015 10:14:22 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 06/02 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61655397 QUOTE: “The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.” ~ Anna Quindlen <BR> <BR> QUESTION: PC or Mac? <BR> <BR> I've heard good things about Mac, but we're PC all the way. <BR> <BR> It was a late start to the workday because my poor baby dog (she is around 17 or 18) had some serious hotspots and had ripped out most of her hair off her tail and was making herself bleed. I was concerned that her allergies had ... Tue, 2 Jun 2015 13:01:48 EST 1-4 miles a day, Challenge for June http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5878x6442x61650509 Let's walk 1-4 miles a day. Nothing is to be or to small just get walking. <BR> You set your own goals. We can encourage each other. As we go on this walking journey together. Good luck. Tue, 2 Jun 2015 00:22:52 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 06/01 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61643641 QUOTE: “Be not afraid of going slowly, be afraid only of standing still.” - unknown <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Do you have any hobbies that you used to do that you are wanting to do again? <BR> <BR> Cross-stitch and embroidering. I used to enjoy doing it, but I just quit and I haven't picked it back up yet. <BR> <BR> Weekend was restful. We had to get up and head to Denison yesterday as my cousin's youngest was getting married. It was a beautiful ceremony. I better get busy. Happy Monday! Mon, 1 Jun 2015 10:47:15 EST June Walk Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5878x6442x61639096 Option A: For the videos,1 pt per mile, 5 pts entire video (only one bonus per day), 10 pts six days out of seven. <BR> Option B: For walkers, 1 pt per 1,000 steps, 10 pt bonus for reaching 10,000 in a day <BR> Option C: For walkers, 1 pt per mile walked, 3 miles add 5 pts, 6 days out of seven 10 pts. <BR> <BR> June 1: <BR> June 2: <BR> June 3: <BR> June 4: <BR> June 5: <BR> June 6: <BR> June 7: <BR> Week 1 total: <BR> <BR> June 8: <BR> June 9: <BR> June 10: <BR> June 11: <BR> June 12: <... Sun, 31 May 2015 23:00:50 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 05/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61617238 QUOTE: “The obstacle is the path. Face the problem, and in doing so, become more aware. See what is really happening with you. Learn about yourself. This is a valuable education.” ~ Leo Babauta, Blog <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Today I feel...tired after a trip to the E.R. <BR> <BR> So I was experiencing a headache (since I started taking the meds) and when I called the doctor's office, I was told that it doesn't cause headaches. I had already checked the drug's website and it causes headaches in... Fri, 29 May 2015 10:57:57 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 05/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61609759 QUOTE: “We cannot become what we want to be by remaining what we are.” – Max DePree <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Do you have a favorite dish that you loved as a kid and still love as an adult? <BR> <BR> Macaroni and cheese. <BR> <BR> I'm hoping that this new med is not what is causing my headache, but I'm afraid it is. I didn't get much done last night that I needed to, but I did get some rest. I better get back to it. Happy Friday eve! Thu, 28 May 2015 13:15:03 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 05/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61600637 QUOTE: “True happiness comes not when we get rid of all of our problems,but when we change our relationship to them, when we see our problems as a potential source of awakening, opportunities to practice, and to learn.” ~ Richard Carlson, Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Today I saw...a woman that reminded me of a friend of mine that I recently found out has been diagnosed with lung cancer, stage 4. <BR> <BR> Yesterday seem to be so hectic. I had the doctor's appointment th... Wed, 27 May 2015 12:53:03 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 05/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61590444 QUOTE: “The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.” ~ Anna Quindlen <BR> <BR> QUESTION: What did you do this weekend? <BR> <BR> We got lots of rain and did some shopping and I wound up saving over $100 at Target and we got stocked up on some things. <BR> Tue, 26 May 2015 10:48:28 EST Restart http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61590063 trying to restart a plan walking with Leslie and w w too .will start with a mile a day then try to throw in some weights Tue, 26 May 2015 10:09:59 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 05/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61558829 QUOTE: “The storms will come and the winds will rise and the gusts will threaten to pull you from your roots. Let the winds come. Let them rage and know that you will not break in the breeze, you will bend. Bend. Always bend because you are made of more strength than you know, because you are better than the breaking.” ~ Tyler Knott Gregson <BR> <BR> QUESTION: When you looked at yourself in the mirror today, what was the first thing you thought? <BR> <BR> Is it sad that I honestly can't r... Fri, 22 May 2015 13:48:24 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 05/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61550371 QUOTE: “It’s a terrible thing, I think, in life to wait until you’re ready. I have this feeling that no one is ever ready to do anything. There is almost no such thing as ready. There is only now.” – Hugh Laurie <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you noticed that your trigger foods have changed during this journey? <BR> <BR> Yes, they definitely have. Things that were serious triggers when I first started this journey, are not triggers now. <BR> <BR> I was able to get my car to Discount Tire yest... Thu, 21 May 2015 13:21:26 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 05/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61541244 QUOTE: “Your life is a result of the choices you make…If you don’t like your life it is time to start making better choices.” - Unknown <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Name the unhealthiest thing in your fridge. <BR> <BR> I am not sure which would be more unhealthy, butter or soda. I have been trying to clear out the processed foods, but we seem to not be able to get rid of the soda. I generally only drink one occasionally these days. <BR> <BR> Busy morning already and it's looking like it's going ... Wed, 20 May 2015 13:16:50 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 05/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61531659 QUOTE: “Success is processional. It’s the result of a series of small disciplines that lead us into habitual patterns of success that no longer require consistent will or effort.” ~ Anthony Robbins, Awaken the Giant Within <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Do you eat more fresh produce, frozen or canned produce? <BR> <BR> I try to eat more fresh, but I do eat frozen fruit (usually with my smoothies) and canned occasionally. <BR> <BR> DH and I went walking Saturday and Sunday evenings, but we weren't ... Tue, 19 May 2015 12:47:41 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 05/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61496688 QUOTE: “A near win shifts our view of the landscape. It can turn future goals, which we tend to envision at a distance, into more proximate events. We consider temporal distance as we do spatial distance. (Visualize a great day tomorrow and we see it with granular, practical clarity. But picture what a great day in the future might be like, not tomorrow but fifty years from now, and the image will be hazier.)” ~ Sarah Lewis, The Rise <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Do you know how to swim? <BR> <BR> ... Fri, 15 May 2015 13:01:26 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 05/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61487312 QUOTE: “The art of thinking is the greatest art of all, for ‘as a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.’ The thinker knows he is today where his thoughts have taken him and that he is building his future by the quality of the thoughts he thinks.” ~ Wilfred Peterson, The Art of Living <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Describe your life as it was in high school. Are you the same person? Have you changed? <BR> <BR> High school was so long ago. I was so insecure, had no idea how to respect myself, cared ab... Thu, 14 May 2015 11:38:46 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 05/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61478234 QUOTE: The difference between who you are and who you want to be is what you do. – unknown <BR> <BR> QUESTION: What is your favorite summer fruit? <BR> <BR> Watermelon. Although, I do also love berries. <BR> <BR> I hope everyone is well. It is starting out a most frustrating morning, but I'm going to just try to be thankful that I woke up this morning. I went to go get the lipid panel done this morning and while waiting for them to open, I started checking my email. I realized that I ha... Wed, 13 May 2015 11:01:18 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 05/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61469294 QUOTE: “Be determined to be positive. Understand that the greater part of your misery or unhappiness is determined not by your circumstances, but by your attitude. So smile at those who often try to begrudge or hurt you, show them what’s missing in their life and what they can’t take away from you.” ~ Marc Chernoff, Blog <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Are you tidy or messy? <BR> <BR> Both to some extent. There is usually a method to my madness, but someone who doesn't know would say it was a mess. ... Tue, 12 May 2015 12:00:36 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 05/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61459546 QUOTE: “Being miserable is a habit; being happy is a habit; and the choice is yours.” ~ Tom Hopkins <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Were you taught to be a member of the “Clean Plate Club?” Did it have affect your eating habits as an adult? <BR> <BR> Yes, and yes, it does affect my eating habits. <BR> <BR> I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and were able to enjoy their families. We had lunch with my mother in law and spent some time with my mom. My DS24 came up to spend time with us. DS15 got ... Mon, 11 May 2015 11:28:54 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 05/08 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61435548 QUOTE: “In our culture, we grow up thinking that failure is a terrible thing, that it’s a setback, or worse, the end. Often it turns out to be the beginning of something better.” ~ Katherine Schwarzenegger <BR> <BR> QUESTION: What plans do you have for your weekend? <BR> <BR> I know we have an appointment or two, but I am hoping to get to the Farmer's Market. I also want to meal plan this weekend. <BR> <BR> I had a 1 pound gain last night. I am really not all that surprised with all the... Fri, 8 May 2015 12:03:45 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 05/07 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61427185 QUOTE: “If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place.” – Nora Roberts <BR> <BR> QUESTION: What was your favorite subject in school? <BR> <BR> I think if it was the basics, it was English. If you are talking about extra curricular, it was Colorguard. I twirled a flag and it was one of my favorite things. <BR> <BR> I'm not sure what to expect tonight. My eating has definitel... Thu, 7 May 2015 13:07:13 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 05/06 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61417235 QUOTE: “You don’t drown by falling in the water. You drown by staying there.” ~ Unknown <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Tell us about your favorite spot in your city. <BR> <BR> I think my favorite spot is my backyard. It just makes me feel good to go sit outside and be thankful for where my life has taken me. <BR> <BR> I am really trying to be better about tracking this week. Little changes definitely help. I've put myself back in my wrist brace for the moment. I did something stupid and it was hur... Wed, 6 May 2015 11:46:27 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 05/05 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61407330 QUOTE: “Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward.” – C.S. Lewis <BR> <BR> QUESTION: What do you see right now? <BR> <BR> My computer screen and the hotel out my window. <BR> <BR> I had quite the headache yesterday and am thankful that it finally eased and I didn't wake up with it this morning. Although I must admit that I am a little frustrated because my first edition Kindle Fire has decided to not ch... Tue, 5 May 2015 10:52:56 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 05/04/2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61398038 QUOTE: “Life is an ever-flowing process and somewhere on the path some unpleasant things will pop up – it might leave a scar, but then life is flowing, and like running water, when it stops it grows stale. Go bravely on, my friend, because each experience teaches us a lesson. Keep blasting because life is such that sometimes it is nice and sometimes it is not.” ~ Bruce Lee, Striking Thoughts <BR> <BR> QUESTION: How was your weekend? <BR> <BR> Saturday, we got up and ran to the vet and the... Mon, 4 May 2015 11:17:37 EST May Walk Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5878x6442x61384071 Option A: For the videos,1 pt per mile, 5 pts entire video (only one bonus per day), 10 pts six days out of seven. <BR> Option B: For walkers, 1 pt per 1,000 steps, 10 pt bonus for reaching 10,000 in a day <BR> Option C: For walkers, 1 pt per mile walked, 3 miles add 5 pts, 6 days out of seven 10 pts. <BR> <BR> May 1: <BR> May 2: <BR> May 3: <BR> May 4: <BR> May 5: <BR> May 6: <BR> May 7: <BR> Week 1 Total: <BR> <BR> May 8: <BR> May 9: <BR> May 10: <BR> May 11: <BR> May 12: <BR> May 13: ... Sat, 2 May 2015 19:53:34 EST MAY 2015 FITNESS MINUTES! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=29813x6442x61382633 I don't know if I did this last month or not, I don't think I did! But we'll do it this month! Just put you're fitness minutes down for each day you exercise. May 2 Fitness Points 240 points Sat, 2 May 2015 16:04:34 EST 1-4 miles a day, challenge for May http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5878x6442x61377747 Let's get walking. You set your own mile goals. Go on this journey together Sat, 2 May 2015 00:06:49 EST MAY SPARK POINTS! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=29813x6442x61374581 May 1175 points May 2 146 Spark Points Fri, 1 May 2015 16:25:11 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 05/01 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61371549 QUOTE: “Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happens to him.” ~ Aldous Huxley <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Is there a particular sport that you enjoy watching? <BR> <BR> I used to love to watch hockey, but haven't watched in several years. I enjoy watching baseball (in person) and soccer was fun as well (in person). <BR> <BR> I did not go to weigh in last night because our family went to the premier of The Avengers. We met at 5:45 at Jersey Mike's to eat and t... Fri, 1 May 2015 09:52:57 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 04/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61363717 QUOTE: “The storms will come and the winds will rise and the gusts will threaten to pull you from your roots. Let the winds come. Let them rage and know that you will not break in the breeze, you will bend. Bend. Always bend because you are made of more strength than you know, because you are better than the breaking.” ~ Tyler Knott Gregson <BR> <BR> QUESTION: With May fast approaching, have you thought about your goals for next month? <BR> <BR> I haven’t really had much time to do that. <B... Thu, 30 Apr 2015 12:49:52 EST APRIL SPARK POINTS! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=29813x6442x61359687 Let's see how many Spark Points we can get! The one with the most points will get a prize! APRIL 1 217 APRIL 3 156 APRIL 5 173 APRIL 7 69 APRIL 14 142 APRIL 15 270 April 30 189 Total = 4130 I checked what was wrote down on the site and it was 4130. These figures don't add up to 4130 points. Thu, 30 Apr 2015 01:17:19 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 04/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61355107 Quote: “We don’t have to feel negative about weeds. They’re a part of life. We need to see them, acknowledge them, focus on the solution, and immediately do whatever it takes to eliminate their influence from our lives.” ~ Anthony Robbins, Awaken the Giant Within <BR> <BR> Question: Do you look for the “organic” label when you shop? <BR> I do, especially for things that are on the “dirty dozen” list. <BR> <BR> The doctor’s office had called back yesterday and said everything was fine with m... Wed, 29 Apr 2015 13:34:18 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 04/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61345321 QUOTE: “The same boiling water that softens potatoes hardens eggs. Its all about what you are made of not your circumstances.” <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever participated in a CSA? <BR> <BR> Not technically, but I did get Greenling for some time. Now, we are just going to the farmer’s markets or I buy from Sprouts or Natural Grocers. <BR> <BR> After a super busy weekend, I woke up yesterday with a migraine, which was not the way to start my Monday. I wound up calling in and not waki... Tue, 28 Apr 2015 12:59:32 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 04/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61310109 QUOTE: “In the end, we need two things to lead a balanced life – a sense of the world and a sense of ourselves; it’s like breathing in and breathing out. And if you can only get to know the world by stepping out, and losing yourself in experience, you can only get to know the self by stepping back, and finding yourself in contemplation. One without the other leads to a kind of madness.” ~ Pico Lyer <BR> <BR> QUESTION: What is your favorite snack? <BR> <BR> I think I really need to work on... Fri, 24 Apr 2015 12:33:05 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 04/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61300658 QUOTE: “The truth is, there’s no better time to be happy than right now. If not now, when? Your life will always be filled with challenges. It’s best to admit this to yourself and decide to be happy anyway.” ~ Richard Carlson, Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff <BR> <BR> QUESTION: What is your favorite type of food? (Italian/Mexican/etc.) <BR> <BR> I guess I would have to say my favorite is Indian. It is not something we have often and I have to order it without cilantro because it triggers migr... Thu, 23 Apr 2015 11:04:28 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 04/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61290951 QUOTE: “Dealing with our overweight – or with any of our life’s difficulties, for that matter – is not a battle to be fought. Instead, we must learn how to make friends with our hardships and challenges. They are there to help us; they are natural opportunities for deeper understanding and transformation, brining us more joy and peace as we learn to work with them.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh, Savor <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Are you vegetarian or vegan or flexiterian? If not, have you ever considered or t... Wed, 22 Apr 2015 10:42:50 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 04/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61281604 <BR> QUESTION: Are you a "cook in advance" person or a "last minute" cook? <BR> <BR> I tend to be a last minute cook, but I'm trying to change into a cook in advance person. <BR> <BR> Since it was asked...this batch of "momlets" were browned half pound of sausage 10 eggs and a little bit of cheese. It is a variation of a theme, I guess. I have tried cooking whole eggs, the "boiled" egg, scrambled eggs, etc. Last time I made them with ham. I am trying to cook those things in advance for M... Tue, 21 Apr 2015 10:37:06 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 04/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61271969 QUOTE “The obstacle is the path. Face the problem, and in doing so, become more aware. See what is really happening with you. Learn about yourself. This is a valuable education.” ~ Leo Babauta, Blog <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Are you more a "convenience" cook or "cook from scratch" cook? <BR> <BR> I definitely used to be a "convenience" cook, but have turned into a "cook from scratch" cook. <BR> <BR> It was a busy day yesterday. 2 dozen muffins made, 10 "momlets" and two "boiled" eggs. I made ... Mon, 20 Apr 2015 11:04:09 EST QUOTE AND ??QUESTION?? OF THE DAY - 04/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61254214 QUOTE: “In the end, we need two things to lead a balanced life – a sense of the world and a sense of ourselves; it’s like breathing in and breathing out. And if you can only get to know the world by stepping out, and losing yourself in experience, you can only get to know the self by stepping back, and finding yourself in contemplation. One without the other leads to a kind of madness.” ~ Pico Lyer <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you tried a new food lately? Did you like it? How did you prepare it... Sat, 18 Apr 2015 12:17:59 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 04/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61245758 QUOTE: “The truth is, there’s no better time to be happy than right now. If not now, when? Your life will always be filled with challenges. It’s best to admit this to yourself and decide to be happy anyway.” ~ Richard Carlson, Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever tried essential oils? <BR> <BR> Yes. I remember a friend giving me some years ago to try and I have dabbled in them here and there, lavender to help me relax and sleep better, etc. Today, I am trying Wint... Fri, 17 Apr 2015 11:32:45 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 04/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61236656 QUOTE: In times of great stress or adversity, it's always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive. - Lee Iacocca <BR> <BR> QUESTION: As our tax deadline just past, do you file at the last minute? File early? File an extension? <BR> <BR> We try to file early, but sometimes it doesn't always work that way. I think we have only filed an extension one time. <BR> <BR> It was a busy day, but not so bad. I think that food wise, it wasn't great. Since my bo... Thu, 16 Apr 2015 11:22:56 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 04/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61227021 QUOTE: “There is power in the tongue to give life or tear down.” – Adam Houge, If You Change Your Words It will Transform Your Life <BR> <BR> QUESTION: How old would you feel if you didn’t know how old you are? <BR> <BR> That depends on when you ask me. Some days I feel like I am older than dirt and other times, I feel like I'm a spring chicken. <BR> <BR> Yesterday was a little better. I managed to get some veggies cut and crockpot "roasted" for both Mom and me today. I gave her sweet p... Wed, 15 Apr 2015 10:39:21 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 04/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61217250 QUOTE: “He who hopes to avoid all failure and misfortune is trying to live in a fairyland; the wise man realistically accepts failures as a part of life and builds a philosophy to meet them and make the most of them. He lives on the principle of ‘nothing attempted, nothing gained’ and is resolved that if he fails he is going to fail while trying to succeed.” ~ Wilfred Peterson, The Art of Living <BR> <BR> QUESTION: How do you handle your stress? Do you eat? Do you forget to eat? <BR> <BR>... Tue, 14 Apr 2015 10:35:01 EST My name is Sandra http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6442x61204592 My goal is a 30 minutes walk each day. I love Leslie's in house walking program when the weather is bad. Mon, 13 Apr 2015 06:41:17 EST Glad to have found this group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6442x61195234 I started the videos about a month ago but not seriously. I now found the motivation I need with this group and my husband is going to walk with me. I love the DVD's and plan on doing early morning walks. I have about 85 pounds to lose and just set some goals to help me track and reach it. Thanks for letting me join the group and happy walking! Sun, 12 Apr 2015 05:14:49 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 04/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61180854 QUOTE: An arrow can only be shot by pulling backwards. When life is dragging you back with difficulties, just imagine it’s going to launch you into something great. – unknown <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Do you participate in SparkPeople Challenges? <BR> <BR> I have in the past, but am putting those on the back burner for the time being to focus on what I need to do to take care of myself. <BR> <BR> Things were so swamped yesterday I didn't have time to look at anything other than work. By the ti... Fri, 10 Apr 2015 11:56:47 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 04/08 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61163777 QUOTE: “You’ve gotten to where you are right now by doing whatever it is you’re doing, so if you’re less than impressed with your current situation, you clearly need to change things up.” ~ Jen Sincero <BR> <BR> QUESTION: What are you doing to make today a good on plan day? <BR> <BR> I took time, even though things were super hectic this morning to prepare my salad ingredients and a back up plan. I finally stopped about an hour ago to eat lunch and decided to go for the broccoli (steamed ... Wed, 8 Apr 2015 16:21:09 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 04/07 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61151423 QUOTE: “In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.” ~ Eleanore Roosevelt <BR> <BR> QUESTION: How do you deal with feeling like you need to eat all the time? I seem to be dealing with this more when I'm at work than at home. <BR> <BR> I have been eating lots of air-popped popcorn. Tue, 7 Apr 2015 10:41:20 EST My walking for april http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5878x6442x61151173 4/1~4.24 miles <BR> 4/2~4.98 miles <BR> 4/3~4.35 <BR> 4/4~4.44 <BR> 4/5~4.37 miles <BR> 4/6~5.05 miles <BR> 4/7~ <BR> Week 1 Total: <BR> ----- <BR> 4/8~ <BR> 4/9~ <BR> 4/10~ <BR> 4/11~ <BR> 4/12~ <BR> 4/13~ <BR> 4/14~ <BR> Week 2 Total: <BR> ---- <BR> 4/15~ <BR> 4/16~ <BR> 4/17~ <BR> 4/18~ <BR> 4/19~ <BR> 4/20~ <BR> 4/21~ <BR> Week 3 Total: <BR> ---- <BR> 4/22~ <BR> 4/23~ <BR> 4/24~ <BR> 4/25~ <BR> 4/26~ <BR> 4/27~ <BR> 4/28~ <BR> Week 4 Total: <BR> ---- <BR... Tue, 7 Apr 2015 10:18:48 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 04/06 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61141399 QUOTE: “Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.” ~ Nelson Mandela <BR> <BR> QUESTION: How did you spend your weekend? <BR> <BR> We had company and I fixed a big meal for dinner. Since it rained, we had to do a makeshift egg hunt in the house. It was busy but fun. <BR> Mon, 6 Apr 2015 11:15:26 EST QUOTE AND ??QUESTION?? OF THE DAY - 04/04 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61125087 QUOTE: “Most answers reveal themselves through doing, not thinking.” ~ Jen Sincero, You are a Bad@$$ <BR> <BR> QUESTION: What is your favorite walk? DVD, walking outside? <BR> <BR> I enjoy trying to change things up occasionally. I enjoy Leslie's walks (including the old ones) and have tried the Prevention Walk dvd, Jessica Smith, etc. Sat, 4 Apr 2015 15:12:11 EST MEASURING PROGRESS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5879x6442x61115079 I found this article here: <link>www.fitday.com/fitness-articles/fitn<BR>ess/the-best-way-to-measure-weight-los<BR>s-hint-not-the-scale.html </link> <BR> <BR> One of the most frustrating things about weight loss is that it all too often becomes a battle with the scale. A feeling of hopeful anticipation can quickly turn into one of disappointment, frustration, and despair if we feel like the scale doesn't reflect our hard work. Sometimes it seems that the scale will not budge, no matter... Fri, 3 Apr 2015 11:16:23 EST QUOTE AND ??QUESTION?? OF THE DAY - 04/03 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61114978 QUOTE: “Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking. ” ~ William B. Sprague <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Do you do anything special to celebrate Easter? <BR> <BR> We normally try to go to church and have lunch as a family. This year, I am cooking dinner. Fri, 3 Apr 2015 11:02:54 EST April Walk Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5878x6442x61113720 <BR> Choose your activity and rack up the points. <BR> Here's a template to copy and paste and you can edit your same post over and over instead of reposting every time. <BR> <BR> Option A: For the videos,1 pt per mile, 5 pts entire video (only one bonus per day), 10 pts six days out of seven. <BR> Option B: For walkers, 1 pt per 1,000 steps, 10 pt bonus for reaching 10,000 in a day <BR> Option C: For walkers, 1 pt per mile walked, 3 miles add 5 pts, 6 days out of seven 10 pts. <BR> <... Fri, 3 Apr 2015 09:07:21 EST My apologies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61105689 I am sorry that I abruptly disappeared. I was going through some things and just sort of went off the grid. It was not planned, it just sort of happened. However, it gave me some time to reflect on what was important to me. I need to remember to take care of myself and not put everyone else before my health. I hope everyone will forgive me for disappearing and allow me to continue with what I was doing previously. Thu, 2 Apr 2015 11:24:54 EST 1-4 miles a day, Challenge for April http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5878x6442x61084351 Let's walk 1-4 miles a day. You set your own goals. We can go on this walking journey together. <BR> Encourage each other to get healthy. Let's get walking. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 09:59:21 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6442x61049510 New to this group but been a member of SP for years. Last summer I discovered I really like walking as my fitness and as the weather warms up I'm looking forward to picking it back up. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:19:53 EST One Two, Skip to My Lou http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5878x6442x61033564 I would like everyone to boost up their walk, and add 15 minutes of a childhood activity, like, running, skipping, jumping jacks, or fast walking, or all combined but I want you to get 15 extra minutes in. Have Fun. Keep up the great work everyone. <em>321</em> <em>185</em> <em>321</em> Wed, 25 Mar 2015 19:12:54 EST Extra Walking/ Not Extra Snacking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5878x6442x60900789 I want us to do extra walking. It can be as little or as much as you like. I just want you to post it like below: <BR> <BR> I wanted to have________________, but I walked _________(Minutes, or Miles) instead. <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> <BR> Walk Away The Pounds Team Leader, <BR> Samaria (Sgar36) Wed, 11 Mar 2015 10:45:04 EST Is there something you need us to do for you? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5879x6442x60886051 What can any of use do for you? Is there something you want to know about? Even if we do not know the answers we can help find it. Let us know. We are here for you. <BR> Mon, 9 Mar 2015 20:32:21 EST March Birthdays http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5879x6442x60874579 March 1st <BR> <BR> I turned 47! Sun, 8 Mar 2015 18:16:05 EST Hello.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6442x60825722 Hi All! just joined! I'm Linda from VA,,,,,been out of commission for a few months due to medical issues,,,,now slowly getting myself moving again..... Tue, 3 Mar 2015 14:14:41 EST March Walk Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5878x6442x60812268 Option A: For the videos,1 pt per mile, 5 pts entire video (only one bonus per day), 10 pts six days out of seven. <BR> Option B: For walkers, 1 pt per 1,000 steps, 10 pt bonus for reaching 10,000 in a day <BR> Option C: For walkers, 1 pt per mile walked, 3 miles add 5 pts, 6 days out of seven 10 pts. <BR> <BR> March 1: 6, 6668 steps <BR> March 2: 8,510 <BR> March 3: 10,154 <BR> March 4: 6,629 <BR> March 5: 7220 <BR> March 6: 7088 <BR> March 7: 2920 <BR> Week 1 Total: 75475 <BR> <BR> Mar... Mon, 2 Mar 2015 10:08:21 EST Steps in a mile http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5879x6442x60801100 How many average steps are in a mile? Sun, 1 Mar 2015 10:27:55 EST March Walk Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5878x6442x60800654 Let's have fun pushing for more activity in March. <BR> <BR> Choose your activity and rack up the points. <BR> Here's a template to copy and paste and you can edit your same post over and over instead of reposting every time. <BR> <BR> Option A: For the videos,1 pt per mile, 5 pts entire video (only one bonus per day), 10 pts six days out of seven. <BR> Option B: For walkers, 1 pt per 1,000 steps, 10 pt bonus for reaching 10,000 in a day <BR> Option C: For walkers, 1 pt per mile walked... Sun, 1 Mar 2015 09:46:38 EST 1-4 miles a day, Challenge for March http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5878x6442x60798025 Let's walk 1-4 miles a day. You set your own goals. We can go on this walking journey together. <BR> Encourage each other to get healthy. Let's get walking. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 23:54:22 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 02/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60648675 QUOTE: “The reason most goals are not achieved is that we spend our time doing second things first.” ~ Robert J. McKain, Author <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Are you celebrating Valentine's Day? <BR> <BR> We are cooking a nice meal (steaks, baked potatoes, dessert) and celebrating as a family. <BR> Fri, 13 Feb 2015 11:30:24 EST WOOT! WEDNESDAY, Feb. 11th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60628742 Leslie Blog Challenge: 2 Mile Walk (If you can’t measure distance – walk for 30 minutes or 4,000 steps) <BR> <BR> Sandi, I think it may be time to find a new neuro. <BR> <BR> MissM, sounds like positives. Getting a good eye exam and listening to your body and taking some extra time. <BR> <BR> SUCCESS345, great job on the workout! <BR> <BR> My headache eased while the meds were in my system and then I had to take more by the time I got home. I made bread and did laundry. It was a busy nig... Wed, 11 Feb 2015 11:15:13 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 02/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60628642 QUOTE: “Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.” ~ Anthony Robbins, Awaken the Giant Within <BR> <BR> QUESTION: List 5 bands/artists that you have seen in concert. <BR> <BR> 1. Alabama <BR> 2. George Strait <BR> 3. Reba McEntire <BR> 4. Tanya Tucker <BR> 5. Travis Tritt <BR> <BR> I've seen more, but those are the ones I thought of first. Wed, 11 Feb 2015 11:07:58 EST MAKIN' IT HAPPEN MONDAY: Feb. 9th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60608413 Leslie Blog Challenge: 2 Mile Walk (If you can’t measure distance – walk for 30 minutes or 4,000 steps) <BR> <BR> MissM, how was the new market? I will be glad when our farmer's markets open back up. <BR> <BR> Sandi, it doesn't feel like any of the migraines I've had in the past and the migraine meds that I had were not touching it. They said it was a tension headache and the meds he gave me were easing it, but I'm trying not to take it everyday. Hope the x-rays tell them what's going on... Mon, 9 Feb 2015 12:04:17 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 02/09 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60607419 DAILY QUOTE: “Through imagination, we can visit the past, contemplate the present, and anticipate the future. We can also do something else of profound and unique significance. We can create.” ~ Ken Robinson, The Element <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: How do you handle appliance purchases? <BR> <BR> We look at reviews online to see how they are rated, etc. I did that with my breadmaker before I bought it. <BR> Mon, 9 Feb 2015 10:41:34 EST FAB FRIDAY: Feb. 6th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60579517 Leslie Blog Challenge: 2 Mile Walk (If you can’t measure distance – walk for 30 minutes or 4,000 steps) <BR> <BR> Sandi, I hope that you are able to find out what is going on. <BR> <BR> As I have had a headache for 2 weeks, so I finally called the doctor. I saw on of the P.A.s and I'm glad I did. I finally got some relief last night. Although it started coming back this morning. I took another dose of meds. I better get busy! Happy Friday! Fri, 6 Feb 2015 11:52:00 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 02/06 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60579414 DAILY QUOTE: “If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place.” – Nora Roberts <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: What will the weather be like in your area this weekend? <BR> <BR> National Weather Service says we are going to be unseasonably warm. I am hoping to get some plants repotted outside. Fri, 6 Feb 2015 11:42:36 EST THIRSTY THURSDAY: Feb. 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60568787 Leslie Blog Challenge: Full Body Strength (DVD Suggestion: Firm 30 from Walk it Off in 30 Days). <BR> <BR> Lynn, I agree with you about finding a recipe that works. Mom said it was good, but still not as good as when I knead it myself. At least we are finding one that works. <BR> <BR> Sandi, I agree completely. Baking bread is such a wonderful smell. At least this way (even in the bread machine) it's better than the store bought in that it doesn't have all the preservatives. I do hope ... Thu, 5 Feb 2015 10:25:11 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 02/05 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60568722 DAILY QUOTE: “There’s an importance of keeping an open mind. The brain is programmed to protect us, and that can mean imposing limits on what it thinks we can or should do. Constantly push at those limits, because the brain can be way too cautious.” ~ Chrissie Wellington <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: How do you keep yourself organized? Day Planner? Electronic Calendar? <BR> <BR> I use both actually, an electronic calendar (my Google Calendar) which I can see on the computer and on my phone an... Thu, 5 Feb 2015 10:19:47 EST WOW Wednesday: Feb. 4th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60558357 Leslie Blog Challenge: 2 Mile Walk (If you can’t measure distance – walk for 30 minutes or 4,000 steps) <BR> <BR> MissM, so glad that you are enjoying yourself. Good for you for keeping up your workout routine! <BR> <BR> SUCCESS345, Sounds like you have been busy! Great job on the workout and it sounds like you got a great workout with all the snow shoveling! <BR> <BR> I am not having a lot of success with some of the bread maker recipes so right now it seems to be trial and error to fin... Wed, 4 Feb 2015 10:26:35 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 02/04 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60558141 DAILY QUOTE:“While others were out partying, I was training. While they were out dancing at the clubs, I was training… and training… and training.” ~ Arnold Schwarzenegger <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Do you have a housework schedule? <BR> <BR> No, sometimes I wish we did. <BR> Wed, 4 Feb 2015 10:14:02 EST TAKE A MINUTE TUESDAY: Feb. 3rd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60547917 Leslie Blog Challenge: Full Body Strength (DVD Suggestion: Firm 30 from Walk it Off in 30 Days). <BR> <BR> MissM, hopefully you will have some nice weather soon so you can do it on the beach. Sounds like you are having to sort of take it day by day with your company. <BR> <BR> SUCCESS345, super job on the 3 miles! <BR> <BR> So, I have to figure out what is going on with my bread maker. I made bread last night for the kids with the new bread flour that I purchased. It didn’t rise like I... Tue, 3 Feb 2015 11:02:04 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 02/03 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60547816 DAILY QUOTE: “Change is inevitable. Progression is a choice.” – Sonya Teclai <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Do you do laundry every day or loads at a time? <BR> <BR> I've done it both ways. We generally do a load here and a load there these days because we would spend all day doing laundry otherwise. Tue, 3 Feb 2015 10:54:57 EST MAKE MUSCLES MONDAY: Feb. 2nd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60536179 Leslie Blog Challenge: 2 Mile Walk (If you can’t measure distance – walk for 30 minutes or 4,000 steps) <BR> <BR> SUCCESS345, Great job getting those miles in! <BR> <BR> MissM, I hope you have some decent weather soon so you can do Yoga on the beach. It seems like it would be very calming there. It is nice that you have so many people wanting to join you. <BR> <BR> Lynn, I think they may be weather related. I still have a slight one and have all weekend. This crazy weather is making so... Mon, 2 Feb 2015 10:52:53 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 02/02 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60536108 DAILY QUOTE: “Don’t let anyone rent space in your head, unless they are a good tenant.” - Unknown <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: How often do you take a break from social media? How long of a break do you usually take? <BR> <BR> I seem to be doing it more often these days. I enjoyed not getting on social media yesterday. Mon, 2 Feb 2015 10:48:17 EST Febuary Walk Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5878x6442x60524299 You all are really awesome! Let's keep this going. You all did an amazing job in January: we can keep that momentum going! <BR> <BR> Choose your activity and rack up the points. <BR> Here's a template to copy and paste and you can edit your same post over and over instead of reposting every time. <BR> <BR> Option A: For the videos,1 pt per mile, 5 pts entire video (only one bonus per day), 10 pts six days out of seven. <BR> Option B: For walkers, 1 pt per 1,000 steps, 10 pt bonus for ... Sun, 1 Feb 2015 10:13:58 EST 1-4 miles a day, challenge for February http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5878x6442x60519441 Let's walk 1-4 miles a day. You set your own goals. We can go on this walking journey together. <BR> Encourage each other to get healthy. Let's get walking! Sat, 31 Jan 2015 20:34:56 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 01/31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60516197 DAILY QUOTE: “All this will not be finished in the first one hundred days. Nor will it be finished in the first thousand days, nor in the life of this administration, nor even perhaps in our lifetime on this planet. But let us begin.” ~ John F. Kennedy <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Have you hit the goals you set for yourself in January? <BR> <BR> No, but I am trying to set some small ones for February so I can focus and hopefully exceed them. Sat, 31 Jan 2015 13:22:45 EST FRIENDLY FRIDAY: Jan. 30th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60504684 Leslie Blog Challenge: 2 Mile Walk (If you can’t measure distance – walk for 30 minutes or 4,000 steps) <BR> <BR> Lynn, I agree with you completely about the weather. So many people have it bad weather wise. <BR> <BR> SUCCESS345, Great job on getting in extra! <BR> <BR> Sandi, sounds like a fun day! <BR> <BR> I have been fighting a migraine for the last several days. I maintained last night, which is better than a gain, but I am hoping that I can get everything together this week. ... Fri, 30 Jan 2015 10:26:14 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 01/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60504629 DAILY QUOTE: “When I say I lack the time to exercise, is this really true given that I have time to watch television? Perhaps it is just difficult for me to admit that I may be lazy.” ~ Keshavan Nair, A Higher Standard of Leadership <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: How do you handle your budget? Is it written? Do you do a cash envelope? Do you carry cash? <BR> <BR> I let Chris handle the budget. No, it isn't written. We did a cash envelope system when we first got together, but don't know. Not v... Fri, 30 Jan 2015 10:22:06 EST THINK AHEAD THURSDAY, Jan. 29th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60493913 Leslie Blog Challenge: Full Body Strength (DVD Suggestion: Firm 30 from Walk it Off in 30 Days). <BR> <BR> MissM, good for you for getting your workout in! <BR> <BR> SUCCESS345, I agree with you. I think perhaps I need to focus on keeping things neater. <BR> <BR> SGAR36, Great job on the workout! <BR> <BR> Lynn, I am thankful for some sunny weather! I hope your weather straightens out! <BR> <BR> Leann, the weather has been pleasant for us. It sounds like you have enjoyed some nice... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 09:54:21 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 01/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60493838 DAILY QUOTE: “One of the most common causes of failure is the habit of quitting when one is overtaken by temporary defeat.” ~ Napoleon Hill <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Do you cook multiple meals or a single meal at a time? <BR> <BR> I try to make enough for multiple meals, but it doesn't always work that way. <BR> Thu, 29 Jan 2015 09:47:16 EST WELCOME NEW FRIENDS WEDNESDAY! Jan. 28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60483222 Leslie Blog Challenge: 2 Mile Walk (If you can’t measure distance – walk for 30 minutes or 4,000 steps) <BR> <BR> SUCCESS345, Glad to see you post! Great job on making walking a habit. I am trying to focus on smaller goals which seems to push me to do more. <BR> <BR> Sandi, I felt a little better last night. I cleaned off and organized the kitchen cabinet and then moved to the bedroom and cleaned off some of the dresser and desk in our room and then got one drawer organized. I will try t... Wed, 28 Jan 2015 09:55:25 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 01/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60483109 DAILY QUOTE: “Players with fight never lose a game, they just run out of time” ~ John Wooden <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: What kind of laundry detergent do you use & why? <BR> <BR> We don't strictly use one brand of detergent. We get what I can get a good deal on with coupons and stock up. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 09:46:18 EST TAKE ACTION TUESDAY: Jan. 27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60472640 Leslie Blog Challenge: Full Body Strength (DVD Suggestion: Firm 30 from Walk it Off in 30 Days). <BR> <BR> Lynn, I hope your weigh in went well! <BR> <BR> MissM, as always, you impress me with all you accomplish! I hope to be more like you when I grow up. :-) <BR> <BR> Sandi, I am trying to follow your lead. I had DH pick up some shelves so I can get our kitchen cabinet more organized. I feel like if I can get one room a little more organized I will be inspired to start some others! <BR... Tue, 27 Jan 2015 10:22:44 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 01/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60472583 DAILY QUOTE: “With strength and determination you can do anything you want in life, as long as you believe in yourself, because if you don’t, no one else will.” ~ Arnold Schwarzenegger <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Name 5 things that remind you of your childhood. <BR> <BR> My butterfly bike, Barbies, Cabbage Patch kid (I got a red headed one), rare snow days and running around outside. <BR> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 10:18:09 EST MANIC MONDAY, Jan. 26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60461405 Leslie Blog Challenge: 2 Mile Walk (If you can’t measure distance – walk for 30 minutes or 4,000 steps) <BR> <BR> MissM, I am glad that they turned out well for you. <BR> <BR> Sandi, It is one of those things I had to go through I guess. Hope you are making progress with your projects! <BR> <BR> The pain pills that the doctor had me on for the pain in my wrist upset my stomach so badly that I was thankful that I could get away from taking them so much yesterday. I am not sure if I wasn'... Mon, 26 Jan 2015 10:31:00 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 01/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60461373 DAILY QUOTE: “When confronted with a challenge, the committed heart will search for a solution. The undecided heart searches for an escape.” ~ Andy Andrews, The Noticer <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: What’s your favorite hobby? <BR> <BR> Probably reading. I don't feel like I get to do nearly enough of it though. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 10:28:03 EST FINALLY FRIDAY! Jan. 23rd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60430131 Leslie Blog Challenge: 2 Mile Walk (If you can’t measure distance – walk for 30 minutes or 4,000 steps) <BR> <BR> MissM, are you doing the zucchini chips with Parmesan cheese? I did that with Kale one time and enjoyed it a lot. <BR> <BR> SGAR36, that is always a good option! I need to get in the habit of planning a little better. <BR> <BR> Sandi, I hope that are able to get finished. I need to carve out some time to get some organization and cleaning done. <BR> <BR> The doctor mentione... Fri, 23 Jan 2015 11:23:47 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 01/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60430026 DAILY QUOTE: “When it comes to health and well-being, regular exercise is about as close to a magic potion as you can get.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh, Savor <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Do you take vitamins? What kind? <BR> <BR> I take Raw Vitamins for Women. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 11:18:10 EST THINK AHEAD THURSDAY, Jan. 22nd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60419201 Leslie Blog Challenge: Full Body Strength (DVD Suggestion: Firm 30 from Walk it Off in 30 Days). <BR> <BR> Lynn, it's always fun to exercise with a friend because you never seem to notice all the exercise. :-) Enjoy that family time! It is so precious! <BR> <BR> MissM, I know that it is frustrating to lose your wallet or have it stolen. I am so thankful that it was right there on the bookshelf. It sounds like you are definitely going to have a busy weekend. I hope you get everything ac... Thu, 22 Jan 2015 10:41:41 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 01/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60419102 DAILY QUOTE: :(: - You decide! <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Manicure or Pedicure? <BR> <BR> If I have to choose only one, it would be a pedicure. I like feeling like I have pretty feet. Thu, 22 Jan 2015 10:32:28 EST Hello From Missouri http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6442x60414303 Hello! I just rejoined SP last week. I started gaining weight back in 1977 when I was pregnant with my first child. It seems like I've been gaining ever since. I have decided to choose life over death not only for me but also for my family who have told me they would like to have me around for several more years. I had my first blood clot in a lung and 4th in a leg back in July 2014. I didn't realize my shortness of breath was due to the blood clot because of my size. My idea weight would b... Wed, 21 Jan 2015 22:19:01 EST WISHING FRIENDS WELL WEDNESDAY, Jan. 21st http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60407702 Leslie Blog Challenge: 2 Mile Walk (If you can’t measure distance – walk for 30 minutes or 4,000 steps) <BR> <BR> Hope everyone has a fantastic day! <BR> <BR> Yay! My wallet was exactly where I thought it was. DH was kind enough to bring me lunch and hang out with me for lunch. I am hoping for a busy day, but it isn't starting out that way. I better get busy. Happy hump day! Wed, 21 Jan 2015 10:22:48 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 01/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60407686 DAILY QUOTE: “To think that the world can ever change without changes in our mental models is folly.” ~ Joseph Jaworski, Synchronicity <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: What is your favorite movie from the 80’s? <BR> <BR> I'm not sure I can pick just one. I love 80's movies. Wed, 21 Jan 2015 10:20:34 EST TAKE ACTION TUESDAY: Jan. 20th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60396486 Leslie Blog Challenge: Full Body Strength (DVD Suggestion: Firm 30 from Walk it Off in 30 Days). <BR> <BR> MissM, I need to make up my mind and get some stuff done around my house too. DH and I decided we would go look at bathtubs this weekend though so maybe we can get started with the bathroom renovation that we started quite awhile ago. <BR> <BR> Sandi, I hope you managed to get a lot done! <BR> <BR> I go back to the doctor on Thursday and hopefully we'll at least know exactly what is ... Tue, 20 Jan 2015 10:44:56 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 01/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60396249 DAILY QUOTE: “You can conquer almost any fear if you will only make up your mind to do so. For remember, fear doesn’t exist anywhere except in the mind.” ~ Dale Carnegie <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: If you had a garden (square foot garden, container garden, window box garden, etc.), what is one thing that you would have to have in it? <BR> <BR> For us, it would have to be tomatoes. <BR> Tue, 20 Jan 2015 10:31:01 EST MANIAC MONDAY: Jan.19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60383102 Leslie Blog Challenge: 2 Mile Walk (If you can’t measure distance – walk for 30 minutes or 4,000 steps) <BR> <BR> My MRI is happening in about a half hour. I better get moving. Mon, 19 Jan 2015 09:42:53 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 01/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60383072 DAILY QUOTE: "DON’T LET YOUR MIND HOLD YOU BACK ANYMORE!" - Bob Harper, Biggest Loser <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Name your favorite piece of clothing that you own. <BR> <BR> With the cooler weather, I love my skirt made with sweatshirt fleece. Mon, 19 Jan 2015 09:40:54 EST SIMPLY BLESSED SUNDAY: Jan. 18th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60373672 Leslie Blog Challenge: RESTORE Your Mind, Body & Soul! – Choose a fun activity … how about a walk with the family? … bring a ball … play catch! Dance to 3 songs …. Go to a park and swing on the swings … roller skate, bowl, bike … just have FUN ! <BR> <BR> MissM, it sounds like you had a busy day. <BR> <BR> Lynn, I know it has to be difficult, but we do things for those special babies that have filled the space in our hearts. It sounds like you are doing what you need to in order to take ... Sun, 18 Jan 2015 13:16:06 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 01/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60373557 DAILY QUOTE: “‘Why me?’ rarely produces a positive result, while ‘How can I use this?’ usually leads us in the direction of turning our difficulties into a driving force to make ourselves and the world better.” ~ Anthony Robbins, Awaken the Giant Within <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: When looking for a living space, what is the one thing that you really look for? <BR> <BR> When I was buying my house in Denison, I was really focused on the kitchen. I wanted something that I could actually cook ... Sun, 18 Jan 2015 13:03:43 EST FABULOUS FRIDAY: Jan. 16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60351092 Leslie Blog Challenge: 2 Mile Walk (If you can’t measure distance – walk for 30 minutes or 4,000 steps) <BR> <BR> Lynn, poor little Sam! When our Freddy was having that problem awhile back, we bought a water bottle and fed him in the crate. The only time he got out was when it was time to do his business outdoors. I know he thought we were the meanest doggy parents ever, but at least he healed up nicely and we haven't had that problem again. <BR> <BR> Sandi, I don't see myself cutting my... Fri, 16 Jan 2015 10:26:53 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 01/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60350966 DAILY QUOTE: "Rule your mind or it will rule you." - Buddha <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: How often do you read for pleasure? <BR> <BR> I generally try to read a little each day. Fri, 16 Jan 2015 10:15:28 EST THIRSTY THURSDAY: Jan. 15th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60340887 Leslie Blog Challenge: Full Body Strength (DVD Suggestion: Firm 30 from Walk it Off in 30 Days). <BR> <BR> MissM, sounds like a busy day of ironing for you. I need to get back into the habit of ironing. I have things that I know I should iron, but I tend to not do it until I have to. At least it is done. <BR> <BR> Lynn, my bad hair days seem to be ponytail or bun days. With hair past my rearend, I have a hard time just throwing it under a hat. I used to do it all the time and pull it o... Thu, 15 Jan 2015 11:33:01 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 01/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60340806 DAILY QUOTE: “Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.” ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: What is your opinion on social media’s impact on our society? Does it make life better or worse? <BR> <BR> Honestly, I think it is a double edged sword. I love that I can get inspiration from people that are far away and keep in touch with friends from years past, but I think there is much that gets taken as gospel when it is a ... Thu, 15 Jan 2015 11:25:29 EST WORK IT OUT WEDNESDAY: Jan. 14th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60328421 Leslie Blog Challenge: 2 Mile Walk (If you can’t measure distance – walk for 30 minutes or 4,000 steps) <BR> <BR> Sandi, fresh bread is just so good! :-) Oh no! I have always heard that broken legs were no fun. The closest I ever came was knee surgery in HS. Those months on crutches...ugh! <BR> <BR> Lynn, what kind of bread maker did you buy? I bought and Oster. That's what my MIL has and she likes hers and it had good reviews. I figure if I don't like it, I can pass it on or donate... Wed, 14 Jan 2015 10:18:10 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 01/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60328357 DAILY QUOTE: “Tomorrow never comes.” ~ Osho, The Book of Understanding <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: What kind of vacations do you like to take? <BR> <BR> For me, DH and I have enjoyed going to museums or hiking to see the sights. Wed, 14 Jan 2015 10:14:18 EST TAKE ACTION TUESDAY: Jan. 13th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60319291 Leslie Blog Challenge: Full Body Strength (DVD Suggestion: Firm 30 from Walk it Off in 30 Days). <BR> <BR> MissM, thank you for sending that when you have time. Bread is probably one of my great weaknesses...especially fresh bread with butter still warm from the oven. YUM! <BR> <BR> Sandi, I just bought a breadmaker a couple of days ago so I'm excited about the prospect of having fresh bread again. I miss making it. It's a relaxing thing for me, but until I find out about my wrist, I am... Tue, 13 Jan 2015 14:07:34 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 01/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60319184 DAILY QUOTE: “You may never know what results come of your action, but if you do nothing there will be no result.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Have you ever met anyone online before meeting them in person? <BR> <BR> Yes, my husband. We are an internet dating success story. <BR> Tue, 13 Jan 2015 13:57:59 EST MAKIN' IT HAPPEN MONDAY: Jan. 12th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60304342 Leslie Blog Challenge: 2 Mile Walk (If you can’t measure distance – walk for 30 minutes or 4,000 steps) <BR> <BR> MissM, almond bread sounds tasty. Would you be willing to share your recipe? <BR> <BR> Sandi, I completely understand about not wanting to take down the decorations before the holiday. We are still finding stuff that didn't get put up. ;-/ <BR> <BR> Sorry for not getting here yesterday. It was such a busy day. I got new cookware and a breadmaker but I got a migraine so bad th... Mon, 12 Jan 2015 10:17:54 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 01/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60304256 DAILY QUOTE: “Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.” ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: How do you keep your household organized? Do you use applications on your phone? <BR> <BR> I am trying a new one for groceries. I am going to download it to DH's phone too so we can share it and know what we need no matter who goes to the store. Mon, 12 Jan 2015 10:12:27 EST SHOPPING SATURDAY: Jan. 10th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60282792 Leslie Blog Challenge: Full Body Strength (DVD Suggestion: Firm 30 from Walk it Off in 30 Days). <BR> <BR> Lynn, I hope you had a good busy day! <BR> <BR> MissM, the cruise sounds like it will be fun! I've never been on one. Hope you enjoy the family time in April! <BR> <BR> Sandi, Safe travels! <BR> <BR> Sorry all for the late start. I woke up early this morning and couldn't go back to sleep, but was reading on my Nourishing Traditions book until I started dozing off only to have ot... Sat, 10 Jan 2015 13:37:48 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 01/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60282730 DAILY QUOTE: “Change isn’t made by asking permission. Change is made by asking for forgiveness, later.” ~ Seth Godin, Tribes <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Have you eaten many of the "heirloom" varieties of veggies or fruit? <BR> <BR> No, but I am hoping to change that soon. <BR> Sat, 10 Jan 2015 13:32:24 EST FEELING BETTER FRIDAY: January 9th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60269858 Leslie Blog Challenge: 2 Mile Walk (If you can’t measure distance – walk for 30 minutes or 4,000 steps) <BR> <BR> MissM, Congrats on your win! I do enjoy playing bingo. I haven't been in years. I wish I had a beach closer to walk on. I need to start looking at trails to walk around here. <BR> <BR> Sandi, it sounds like you are enjoying your visit. I suspect that DH is happy he was feeling well enough to travel! <BR> <BR> I'm going to try to get things partially planned today so I can g... Fri, 9 Jan 2015 09:59:36 EST QUOTE AND QUESTION OF THE DAY - Jan. 9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60269695 DAILY QUOTE: “Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.” ~ Jim Rohn <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Favorite board game? <BR> <BR> Is Yahtzee a board game? If so, then that is definitely it. we don't really play board games. Fri, 9 Jan 2015 09:45:30 EST THANKFUL THURSDAY: Jan. 8th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60258341 Leslie Blog Challenge: Full Body Strength (DVD Suggestion: Firm 30 from Walk it Off in 30 Days). <BR> <BR> MissM, I'm trying to focus on staying hydrated and taking care of myself. I am feeling much better though. <BR> <BR> I’m really trying to focus on meal planning again. Does anyone have a good system that works for you? I know there are forms online, but I get so overwhelmed looking at all of them. We took awhile to get up and moving this morning. I better get moving! Thu, 8 Jan 2015 10:15:07 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 01/08 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60258219 DAILY QUOTE: “Hope has two beautiful daughters; their names are Anger and Courage. Anger at the way things are, and Courage to see that they do not remain as they are.” ~ Augustine of Hippo <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Do you have a favorite card game? <BR> <BR> Mom and I used to play rummy at night and that was fun, but I don't really play card games these days. Thu, 8 Jan 2015 10:06:12 EST WHAT'S HAPPENING WEDNESDAY: Jan. 7th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60246372 Leslie Blog Challenge: 2 Mile Walk (If you can’t measure distance – walk for 30 minutes or 4,000 steps) <BR> <BR> MissM, it is always a good plan to get your workout out of the way. Less of a chance of making excuses later in the day. <BR> <BR> Still congested, but I'm determined to push through. I managed to get some decent steps in yesterday and get some grocery shopping done. I am going to have to do it again today though because the kids are out of bread and no one told me. I guess I b... Wed, 7 Jan 2015 10:01:07 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 01/07 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60246305 DAILY QUOTE: “Don’t learn to do, but learn in doing.” ~ Samuel Butler <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Looking back at the past year, name one thing that you accomplished that you are proud of. <BR> <BR> I managed to go 6 weeks with 10,000 steps per day. <BR> Wed, 7 Jan 2015 09:56:16 EST TAKE CARE TUESDAY: Jan. 6th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60234069 Leslie Blog Challenge: Full Body Strength (DVD Suggestion: Firm 30 from Walk it Off in 30 Days) <BR> <BR> MissM, I am really trying to take better care of myself. Sounds like it was a nice day. <BR> <BR> Sandi, you enjoy your time with family. <BR> <BR> I better get moving. I was feeling great yesterday and then I got to work and started sneezing and getting really congested. I am focusing on getting in more vitamin C and eating. Happy Tuesday! Tue, 6 Jan 2015 10:04:49 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 01/06 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60233993 DAILY QUOTE: “Choose the positive. You have a choice. You are the master of your attitude. Choose the positive, the constructive. Optimism is a faith that leads to success.” ~ Bruce Lee <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: What is your favorite fruit pie? <BR> <BR> Banana cream pie, I think. Although I haven't had it in years. Tue, 6 Jan 2015 10:00:09 EST MAKE MUSCLES MONDAY: Jan. 5th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60219567 Leslie Blog Challenge: 2 Mile Walk (If you can’t measure distance – walk for 30 minutes or 4,000 steps) <BR> <BR> Lynn and MissM, thank you so much. I took the weekend and just rested to take care of me. <BR> <BR> I didn't make it too long at work after starting the threads. I started feeling worse and decided I should come home. I went back to bed and didn't get back out for the better part of the weekend. Thankfully, I am feeling worlds better today and enjoyed some quiet reading time ... Mon, 5 Jan 2015 08:07:53 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 1/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60219534 DAILY QUOTE: The only thing you really control in life is your preparation. You may be up against more devious, more intelligent, or more excitable people, but you can’t control their conduct, steal their skills, or tranquilize their emotions. You can’t control external events. But if you prepare yourself and your team fully, you know that you will have done all you can do to achieve an optimal result.” ~ Ronald Shapiro, Dare to Prepare <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: What is your favorite flower... Mon, 5 Jan 2015 08:04:32 EST FANTASTIC FRIDAY: Jan. 2nd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60185714 Leslie Blog Challenge: 2 Mile Walk (If you can’t measure distance – walk for 30 minutes or 4,000 steps) <BR> <BR> Lynn, our poor Freddy had that problem not long ago and had to be crated for over a week. He thought we were the meanest doggy parents ever. <BR> <BR> Sandi, I am sure his body had time to adjust when you were living there. <BR> <BR> MissM, it sounds beautiful. <BR> <BR> Doctor's office said they didn't want me to come in until Monday and now I'm wishing I'd listened. My boss... Fri, 2 Jan 2015 10:24:28 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 01/02 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60185648 DAILY QUOTE: “Taking chances on opportunities, even if they aren’t right for you, gives you a clearer picture of where you want to go with your life and career.” ~ Lauren Bush Lauren <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: How many portions of fruit do you eat a day? <BR> <BR> Generally speaking 4. Some days are more and some are less, but on average 4. <BR> Fri, 2 Jan 2015 10:19:41 EST 1-4 miles a day challenge for January http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5878x6442x60174309 Join me in a 1-4 mile. You set your own goals see how many miles you can get in the month of January... Let's get walking Thu, 1 Jan 2015 10:24:24 EST January Walk Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5878x6442x60170280 Start the New Year off right! Set a personal goal and go for it! <BR> Choose your activity and rack up the points. <BR> Here's a template to copy and paste and you can edit your same post over and over instead of reposting every time. <BR> <BR> Option A: For the videos,1 pt per mile, 5 pts entire video (only one bonus per day), 10 pts six days out of seven. <BR> Option B: For walkers, 1 pt per 1,000 steps, 10 pt bonus for reaching 10,000 in a day <BR> Option C: For walkers, 1 pt per mile... Wed, 31 Dec 2014 21:34:11 EST TAKE ACTION TUESDAY: Dec. 30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60155906 Leslie Blog Challenge: Full Body Strength (DVD Suggestion: Firm 30 from Walk it Off in 30 Days). <BR> <BR> MissM, it sounds like some positive time spent with DD. I hope you enjoy it. <BR> <BR> Sandi, I do hope that DH is okay! I had a hard time with the altitude there too. <BR> <BR> <BR> I am not feeling good today, but I'm trying to push through. My co-worker is afraid I may have the flu since I am having symptoms like her husband started out with. I figure I'm going to be pretty we... Tue, 30 Dec 2014 11:28:30 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 12/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60155676 DAILY QUOTE: “To this day, even when I hear about problems, as you’ve probably noticed, I tend to call them challenges. I don’t dwell on them, and I immediately focus on how I can convert the challenge into an opportunity.” ~ Anthony Robbins, Awaken the Giant Within <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Would you rather go without television or fast food for the rest of your life? <BR> <BR> I think it would have to be fast food. I don't watch that much tv these days, but I like the option. We tend to... Tue, 30 Dec 2014 11:10:05 EST MAKIN' IT HAPPEN MONDAY: Dec. 29th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60145600 Leslie Blog Challenge: 2 Mile Walk (If you can’t measure distance – walk for 30 minutes or 4,000 steps) <BR> <BR> Hope everyone is doing well! <BR> <BR> I am thinking that I am going to try something a smidge different. I want to focus on eating real foods, not fat free, etc. That book that my cousin recommended I read has really given me food for thought and, looking back, to when I was thinner, I ate what I wanted to eat until I was satisfied. It’s going to be a process to do it, but I’m ... Mon, 29 Dec 2014 10:36:10 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 12/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60145547 DAILY QUOTE: It all begins and ends in your mind. What you give power to, has power over you. - unknown <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: What are your thoughts on re-gifting presents? <BR> <BR> It depends on what the gift is, but generally speaking, I will re-gift. <BR> Mon, 29 Dec 2014 10:33:01 EST KEEP IT SIMPLE SUNDAY: Dec. 28th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60135842 Leslie Blog Challenge: RESTORE Your Mind, Body & Soul! – Choose a fun activity … how about a walk with the family? … bring a ball … play catch! Dance to 3 songs …. Go to a park and swing on the swings … roller skate, bowl, bike … just have FUN ! <BR> <BR> MissM, it sounds like a good thing that you and her other grandmother live so close together that you can both visit with her during the holidays! I'm glad you are enjoying yourself. Time spent with loved ones is never a waste. <BR> <BR>... Sun, 28 Dec 2014 11:15:37 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 12/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60135791 DAILY QUOTE: “All goal setting must be immediately followed by both the development of a plan, and massive and consistent action toward its fulfillment.” ~ Anthony Robbins, Awaken the Giant Within <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Do you send holiday cards? <BR> <BR> I definitely try to, though it doesn't always happen that way. Sun, 28 Dec 2014 11:11:31 EST SLIMMING DOWN SATURDAY! Dec. 27th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60127596 Leslie Blog Challenge: Full Body Strength (DVD Suggestion: Firm 30 from Walk it Off in 30 Days). <BR> <BR> It sounds like everyone had a busy but enjoyable holiday! I hope we are all getting geared up and preparing for those good habits so we can hit our goals in 2015. <BR> <BR> A question was asked about if you go shopping the day after Christmas on another thread..I generally avoid the stores right after Christmas. However, I think DH hit the store yesterday and picked me up some ornamen... Sat, 27 Dec 2014 11:22:08 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 12/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60127556 DAILY QUOTE: “Although we can’t control which roles are assigned to us, it must be our business to act our given role as best we possibly can and to refrain from complaining about it. Where ever you find yourself and in whatever circumstances, give an impeccable performance.” ~ Epictetus, The Art of Living <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Do you have food that you have every New Year's Day? <BR> <BR> Yes, we cook black eyed peas (for luck) and cabbage for finances. <BR> <BR> Sorry I have been ... Sat, 27 Dec 2014 11:16:47 EST WOOT! WEDNESDAY, Dec. 24th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60106497 Leslie Blog Challenge: Full Body Strength (DVD Suggestion: Firm 30 from Walk it Off in 30 Days). <BR> <BR> MissM, I do hope that your hubby is getting some relief! Enjoy that visit with your sister! <BR> <BR> Lynn, Sounds like you have been busy for sure. <BR> <BR> Sandi, I hope you managed to make it to CO. <BR> <BR> I have been lax at getting any sort of exercise in the last few days. It has just been crazy busy and it takes concentration to multi-task with cycling and typing and I was... Wed, 24 Dec 2014 09:48:26 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 12/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60106385 DAILY QUOTE: “We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history, there “is” such a thing as being too late. This is no time for apathy or complacency. This is a time for vigorous and positive action.” ~ Martin Luther King Jr. <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Have you ever been part of a parade? <BR> <BR> Yes. I was in Colorguard and twirled a flag in HS so we were always in the parades. Wed, 24 Dec 2014 09:39:16 EST IT IS ME AGAIN http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6442x60075878 I AM BACK AND I AM READY TO DO THIS THIS TIME BECAUSE I AM DOING IT FOR ME MYSELF AND I Sat, 20 Dec 2014 14:23:27 EST SHOPPING SATURDAY: Dec. 20th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60074967 Leslie Blog Challenge: Full Body Strength (DVD Suggestion: Firm 30 from Walk it Off in 30 Days). <BR> <BR> MissM, so glad DH's level of pain has decreased and that you were able to get some rest! <BR> <BR> Sandi, I know y'all have been looking forward to this. Praying he is better by Monday. <BR> <BR> Sorry if it seems I'm being short but it is hard to type with this immobilizer on and it makes me crazy. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 11:54:30 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 12/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60074941 DAILY QUOTE: “The people who are good in the long run fail a lot, especially at the beginning. So, when you fail early, it might be worth realizing that this is part of the deal, the price you pay for being good in the long run. Every rejection is a gift. A chance to learn and to do it better next time. An opportunity to figure out how to bounce, not break. Don’t waste them.” ~ Seth Godin, Blog <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Share one pet peeve that causes you more grief than it should. <BR> <... Sat, 20 Dec 2014 11:49:22 EST FINALLY FRIDAY! Dec. 19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60066746 Leslie Blog Challenge: 2 (or 3 Miles) <BR> <BR> MissM, I hope you can get your sleeping schedule back to normal soon. <BR> <BR> Sandi, I hear it has been really going around this year! I pray that he is better soon! <BR> <BR> <BR> Yesterday was frustrating, but I was reminded that communication is key. I better get busy! Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:27:11 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 12/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60066717 DAILY QUOTE: “Look at what you’ve got and make the best of it. It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.” ~ Proverb <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: What color ink do you prefer to write in? <BR> <BR> I always write out official documents in black or blue as I think it looks more professional, but when I send greeting cards I tend to use green ink. <BR> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:23:25 EST THIRSTY THURSDAY: Dec. 18th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60057703 Leslie Blog Challenge: Full Body Strength (DVD Suggestion: Firm 30 from Walk it Off in 30 Days). <BR> <BR> Sandi, sounds like a good time to me. <BR> <BR> Glory, DH put mine together, but I agree about not going electric because it will be too easy to strip. Mine doesn't really seem to be so unstable. I can ask DH for suggestions myself. <BR> <BR> So, since I didn't get to post yesterday, I will give an update for the ortho. Short version, I am in the brace that I had to wear when I bro... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:44:29 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 12/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60057679 DAILY QUOTE: “To this day, even when I hear about problems, as you’ve probably noticed, I tend to call them challenges. I don’t dwell on them, and I immediately focus on how I can convert the challenge into an opportunity.” ~ Anthony Robbins, Awaken the Giant Within <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Share your favorite material object that you already own. <BR> <BR> My Kindle. <BR> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:40:32 EST TANTALIZING TUESDAY: Dec. 16th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60039895 Leslie Blog Challenge: Full Body Strength (DVD Suggestion: Firm 30 from Walk it Off in 30 Days). <BR> <BR> MissM, it sounds positive that he is moving around even if it is slow. It sounds like a busy day walking and yoga and all. Sometimes I don't know how you fit it all in! <BR> <BR> JOGBIKEWALK, a friend was posting some of those on FB. I am excited about them being on there, but I think it may be a lot of what I already have at home. <BR> <BR> Sandi, I need to get to my candy making ... Tue, 16 Dec 2014 10:35:50 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 12/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60039824 DAILY QUOTE: “Don’t waste yourself in rejection, nor bark against the bad, but chant the beauty of the good.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Name one hobby that you would like to improve on. <BR> <BR> I want to improve at sewing on the sewing machine. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 10:29:48 EST MAKIN' IT HAPPEN MONDAY: Dec. 15th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60030818 Leslie Blog Challenge: 2 (or 3 Miles) <BR> <BR> Lynn, I'll have to see what I can find around here. <BR> <BR> MissM, everyday we wake we should be thankful. <BR> <BR> IMREITE, sounds like a good time for you! <BR> <BR> Leann, that is an amazing thing to do! I need to go see the woman that was in the rehab center with my mom. I understand that her son doesn't visit often. <BR> <BR> Yesterday, I picked up a couple of books at Half Price, went to the grocery store. I had a general idea o... Mon, 15 Dec 2014 10:55:03 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 12/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60030772 DAILY QUOTE: “If you want to make a positive impact, no matter how far-reaching, start at home. Treat your family members like treasures.” ~ John C. Maxwell, Today Matters <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: If money and time were no object, what would you be doing right now? <BR> <BR> If I were honest, reading or baking. <BR> Mon, 15 Dec 2014 10:49:24 EST SHOPPING SUNDAY: Dec. 14th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60021244 Leslie Blog Challenge: RESTORE Your Mind, Body & Soul! – Choose a fun activity … how about a walk with the family? … bring a ball … play catch! Dance to 3 songs …. Go to a park and swing on the swings … roller skate, bowl, bike … just have FUN ! <BR> <BR> MissM, I can't say I've looked in any of those stores lately. I normally stick with Macy's or Belk. Although, I can't bring myself to go to a mall right now. <BR> <BR> Lynn, I just like Grapefruit. Oh my! I am glad that DH didn't requi... Sun, 14 Dec 2014 11:02:44 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 12/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60021181 DAILY QUOTE: “Dealing with our overweight – or with any of our life’s difficulties, for that matter – is not a battle to be fought. Instead, we must learn how to make friends with our hardships and challenges. They are there to help us; they are natural opportunities for deeper understanding and transformation, brining us more joy and peace as we learn to work with them.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh, Savor <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: If you had to be allergic to a food, what food would it be? <BR> <B... Sun, 14 Dec 2014 10:56:36 EST STEP IT UP SATURDAY, Dec. 13th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60011974 Leslie Blog Challenge: 2 (or 3 Miles) <BR> <BR> MissM, I was just telling DH the other day we needed to get Grapefruit! That is a blessing for sure. Will continue to pray for your DH! I need to make a list of what we want to get tomorrow. It's the last market for the one we go to until March. <BR> <BR> Sandi, I just feel so disconnected when I don't start the thread! Hope it was a good busy! <BR> <BR> Well, funny thing happened yesterday, as I was pedaling because we were slow at work,... Sat, 13 Dec 2014 07:57:10 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 12/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60011934 DAILY QUOTE: “Always take the stairs. There’ll be plenty of days where you can’t, so accept the opportunity to take the stairs as a gift and make a deposit into your Future Health account.” ~ Nick Crocker, Medium <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: When using the dishwasher do you use powder detergent or liquid? <BR> <BR> We use the Finish Powerball Tabs...not sure what you would consider that. Sat, 13 Dec 2014 07:51:33 EST FABULOUS FRIDAY: Dec. 12th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60005179 Leslie Blog Challenge: Full Body Strength (DVD Suggestion: Firm 30 from Walk it Off in 30 Days). <BR> <BR> Glory, I do hope you enjoy yours. It definitely helps me stay moving. <BR> <BR> Lynn, that sounds like a mess! I am glad no one was hurt. Hopefully you don't have a repeat of the situation. <BR> <BR> <BR> I'm not sure I will have time to start the thread in the morning. I have a class that begins at 8 a.m. and lasts until 2 p.m. My hope is that I can start it before I head to clas... Fri, 12 Dec 2014 10:22:39 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 12/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60005150 DAILY QUOTE: “And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in.” ~ Haruki Murakami <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone and mailed it? <BR> <BR> I have to admit that it has been awhile probably over a year. Fri, 12 Dec 2014 10:19:01 EST THINK AHEAD THURSDAY, Dec. 11th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59996584 Leslie Blog Challenge: 2 (or 3 Miles) <BR> <BR> MissM, I know that time with your granddaughter is cherished and I hope that DH will be feeling better so that you can both enjoy that time with her. They seem to grow so quickly. <BR> <BR> Sandi, I know you will cherish the time with your family as well. It is difficult when everyone cannot see each other too often. <BR> <BR> Gearing up for the ortho. I was hoping the adjustment would help, but I've still got a headache (wondering if it ... Thu, 11 Dec 2014 10:37:11 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 12/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59996532 DAILY QUOTE: “Choose the positive. You have a choice. You are the master of your attitude. Choose the positive, the constructive. Optimism is a faith that leads to success.” ~ Bruce Lee <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Name your three favorite winter drinks: <BR> <BR> Hot Chocolate, hot tea, water. <BR> Thu, 11 Dec 2014 10:32:27 EST WHOOP! It's Wednesday! Dec. 10th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59988158 Leslie Blog Challenge: Full Body Strength (DVD Suggestion: Firm 30 from Walk it Off in 30 Days). <BR> <BR> MissM, so sorry about DH being in pain again. That is distressing. You would think that there is something that they can do to help ease it. Sounds like a fun family day for y'all. I am not sure yet when I will get to see my family, but I am hoping that we will be able to see them on Christmas day for dinner. Great job on your steps! My Spark Tracker hasn't synced so I'm not sure ... Wed, 10 Dec 2014 11:39:17 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 12/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59988045 DAILY QUOTE “If your fidelity to perfectionism is too high, you never do anything.” ~ David Foster Wallace <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: List 3 of your favorite holiday movies. <BR> <BR> It's a Wonderful Life <BR> Miracle on 34th Street (with Natalie Wood) <BR> Shop Around the Corner (although not technically a Christmas movie, it does have Christmas in it) Wed, 10 Dec 2014 11:31:23 EST TEMPTATIONS ABOUND TUESDAY: Dec. 9th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59978648 Leslie Blog Challenge: 2 (or 3 Miles) <BR> <BR> Lynn: Sounds like a busy day! How did the meeting go? I hope you were able to pick out some great gifts. It always makes me feel good when I pick out something that someone needs even if they don't tell me. <BR> <BR> MissM, I just can't bring myself to go to the mall. I know there are some things I need to pick up, but I just can't do it. I am glad that you don't let me bother you and you just go anyway! <BR> <BR> Sandi, you are trying ... Tue, 9 Dec 2014 11:28:12 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 12/09 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59978243 DAILY QUOTE: “You have power over your mind — not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.” ~ Marcus Aurelius, Meditations <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Have you ever made a difference in someone’s life during Christmas? <BR> <BR> Yes, the place where I worked several years ago took on several families that had requested assistance through the food pantry. I have to admit that it was one of the most rewarding Christmas experiences that I have ever had. There was nothing like ... Tue, 9 Dec 2014 10:58:30 EST MAKE MUSCLES MONDAY: Dec. 8th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59968126 Leslie Blog Challenge: Full Body Strength (DVD Suggestion: Firm 30 from Walk it Off in 30 Days). <BR> <BR> MissM, I do hope you enjoyed your day of no cooking. So glad you enjoyed your day and so glad you got some good bargains. <BR> <BR> Sandi, I know we got some good stuff. I wanted to go again yesterday, but we didn't make it. Sounds like you have a good plan for getting everything to CO. <BR> <BR> Glory, I guess this is one time when me being short is a benefit. I know they have th... Mon, 8 Dec 2014 10:20:17 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 12/08 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59967936 DAILY QUOTE: “As the physically weak man can make himself strong by careful and patient training, so the man of weak thoughts can make them strong by exercising himself in right thinking.” ~ James Allen, As a Man Thinketh <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Have you ever learned a second language? <BR> <BR> I learned American Sign Language as a kid. I wish that I had continued with it. It frustrates me now when I run into someone who is deaf and I can't talk to them. Mon, 8 Dec 2014 10:07:51 EST SIMPLY BLESSED SUNDAY: Dec. 7th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59959788 Leslie Blog Challenge: 2 (or 3 Miles) <BR> <BR> MissM, it definitely sounds like DH is making some headway and getting some relief from his pain. That is definitely a positive. I do hope it lasts longer! Did you enjoy some time with your girlfriend? I need to call mine and go shopping. I need to find something to wear to the holiday party. <BR> <BR> Glory, that was my post. I have a little Gold's Gym cycle (much like this one: <link>www.walmart.com/ip/Gold-s-Gym-Foldin<BR>g-Upper-Low... Sun, 7 Dec 2014 12:14:57 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 12/07 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59959719 DAILY QUOTE: “When we plant a rose seed in the earth, we notice that it is small, but we do not criticize it as “rootless and stemless.” We treat it as a seed, giving it the water and nourishment required of a seed. When it first shoots up out of the earth, we don’t condemn it as immature and underdeveloped; nor do we criticize the buds for not being open when they appear. We stand in wonder at the process taking place and give the plant the care it needs at each stage of its development. The... Sun, 7 Dec 2014 12:05:10 EST Question on tracking WATP DVD's http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59954569 I'm curious as to how anyone who works out to Leslie's DVD's tracks your fitness? I have the Spark Activity tracker and when I'm finished it has incorrectly tracked it. It just says a General Workout with very few calories burned or steps taken, so I re-classify it, but it seems to me when I re-classify it as Low Impact Aerobics it seems like that's too many steps, so I've been just using Other Exercise - lower intensity. Anyone have any better answers? <BR> <BR> Before I had my SPAT, I used... Sat, 6 Dec 2014 20:31:37 EST SHOPPING SATURDAY: Dec. 6th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59951203 Leslie Blog Challenge: 1 Mile (AM) + 1 Mile (PM) + Strength Training for Lower Body <BR> <BR> MissM, I sure do hope that this one lasts longer than a week! Praying for continued relief. I am glad you were able to get some rest! It sounds like it was much needed for both of you. <BR> <BR> Sandi, it sounds like you have a busy few days ahead! I hope you can get everything done before heading to DD's. <BR> <BR> Errands to run this weekend. I'm not sure I'll get all my grocery shopping don... Sat, 6 Dec 2014 11:33:42 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 12/06 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59951096 DAILY QUOTE: “Your journey to a healthier weight is not a journey that you start and then give up. It is a journey that you are living every day for the rest of your life.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh, Savor <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Have you ever baked a cake from scratch? <BR> <BR> Yes, I made carrot cake and a chocolate cake, both with cream cheese icing/chocolate cream cheese icing for my husband and co-worker's birthdays. Sat, 6 Dec 2014 11:22:11 EST FINALLY FRIDAY! Dec. 5th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59942782 Leslie Blog Challenge: 2 Mile Walk (If you can’t measure distance – walk for 30 minutes or 4,000 steps) <BR> <BR> MissM, how did the epidural go? I do hope that DH was able to get some relief. I can only imagine how miserable that it has been for both of you! <BR> <BR> Sandi, I know you will enjoy the visit with DD and family. I'm sure you have much to do before you head out. <BR> <BR> Going to be a rough day as my Mom woke me up before 4 am to get her a drink of water. Then I couldn't ... Fri, 5 Dec 2014 10:15:09 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 12/05 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59942697 DAILY QUOTE: “As the fletcher whittles and makes straight his arrows, so the master directs his straying thoughts.” ~ The Buddha <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Finish this sentence: I am interested in…new recipes and new adventures. Fri, 5 Dec 2014 10:07:51 EST THINK AHEAD THURSDAY, Dec. 4th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59934287 Leslie Blog Challenge: 1 Mile (AM) + 1 Mile (PM) + Strength Training for Upper Body <BR> <BR> MissM, I do hope that they can get him some relief soon. It is tough to see anyone you love in that much pain. <BR> <BR> Sorry about not starting the thread yesterday, but my co-worker was out and it was so busy that I didn't have time to stop until late afternoon. Though my hand/wrist is hurting pretty bad this morning, but I'll manage. I've been cooking more often and doing dishes pretty much ev... Thu, 4 Dec 2014 10:46:17 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 12/04 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59934254 DAILY QUOTE: “Light tomorrow with today.” ~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Complete this sentence: I am happy when…I have quiet time to sit down and read. Thu, 4 Dec 2014 10:42:03 EST pregnancy excercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59931282 hi my weight is 81 kg . now i am 8 week pregnant . plz suggest me what kind of excercise i do at home for healthy pregnancy Thu, 4 Dec 2014 01:02:33 EST TAKE ACTION TUESDAY: Dec. 2nd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59915002 Leslie Blog Challenge: 1 Mile in the Morning + 1 Mile in the Evening + Strength Training for the Core (abs) (or Walk 15 minutes (2,000 steps) in AM – 15 minutes in PM + Abs) <BR> <BR> Lynn, I have figured out that I have a sort of love/hate with early morning WW meetings now. I realize that I ordinarily don't eat before I go, but I have been sleeping later on the weekends (and that is really the only time I can go to a morning meeting). I am glad your recipe will work with a little tweaking... Tue, 2 Dec 2014 10:38:35 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 12/02 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59914666 DAILY QUOTE: “Having a mental snapshot of where you are, where you are going, and what you are moving toward is incredibly powerful.” ~ Sara Blakely <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Finish this sentence: I am good at…baking. I still feel like I'm coming to my own when it comes to cooking, but I have always enjoyed baking. Tue, 2 Dec 2014 10:05:45 EST MAKIN' IT HAPPEN MONDAY: Dec. 1st http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59904553 Leslie Blog Challenge: 2 Mile Walk (If you can’t measure distance – walk for 30 minutes or 4,000 steps) <BR> <BR> Lynn, I am glad you and DH were able to get your shopping done with no problems. Sounds like you got some bargains. Yes, the kitchen island is already a big hit. It looks like this: <link>www.containerstore.com/shop/kitchen/<BR>carts?productId=10000998&N=199&breadcr<BR>umbPageTitle=Search&mr=kitchen+island </link> <BR> It is the Metro one so it is commercial grade and shou... Mon, 1 Dec 2014 10:25:01 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 12/01 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59904480 DAILY QUOTE: “Think of your mind, your emotions, and your spirit as the ultimate garden. The way to ensure a bountiful, nourishing harvest is to plant seeds like love, warmth, and appreciation, instead of seeds like disappointment, anger, and fear.” ~ Anthony Robbins, Awaken the Giant Within <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Finish this sentence: I enjoy...spending time with family and baking. <BR> Mon, 1 Dec 2014 10:17:15 EST 1-4 miles a day, Challenge for December http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5878x6442x59899132 Let's walk 1-4 miles a day. You set your own goals. We can go on this walking journey together. Encourage each other to get healthy. <BR> Let's get walking. Sun, 30 Nov 2014 19:58:40 EST December Walk Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5878x6442x59894687 We walked our way through Thanksgiving! Here comes Christmas. Let's use this to keep our activity up during this busy season and be mindful of our eating too. For the month of December only, if you track EVERYTHING you eat and stay in your calorie range for the day, give yourself a 5 point bonus to add to whatever your fitness total is. This is a bonus you can get once a day, up to 31 days for a potential of 155 extra points. Merry Christmas everyone! <BR> <BR> Here's a template to copy... Sun, 30 Nov 2014 10:02:03 EST SHOPPING SATURDAY: Nov. 29th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59887571 Leslie Blog Challenge: Week of Nov. 24 – ENJOY the HOLIDAY! Don’t count miles or minutes … just fit in a bit of exercise here and there … shop for the turkey …. plan your holiday … visit friends …. you can skip the structured exercise and just plan to be active all week long! <BR> <BR> MissM, I suspect most of my holiday shopping will be done online as well. It just makes more sense to me. I don't like fighting crowds these days. <BR> <BR> My allergies are whipping my behind. I am excite... Sat, 29 Nov 2014 11:59:03 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 11/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59887549 DAILY QUOTE: “You’ve achieved cheerfulness the day you realize that no matter what’s happening around you, being anything other than cheerful will not make it better.” ~ Anthony Robbins, Awaken the Giant Within <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Do you celebrate Christmas and/or Hanukkah or some other holiday (forgive me, but I don't know all of them)? <BR> <BR> We celebrate Christmas. Sat, 29 Nov 2014 11:55:15 EST New here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6442x59880280 Hello! <BR> I am not new to Sparks but I just joined your team. Since I don't get out as much in winter weather I thought I'd try walking with Leslie to stay active. Fri, 28 Nov 2014 11:55:10 EST FANTASTIC FRIDAY: Nov. 28th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59880227 Leslie Blog Challenge: Week of Nov. 24 – ENJOY the HOLIDAY! Don’t count miles or minutes … just fit in a bit of exercise here and there … shop for the turkey …. plan your holiday … visit friends …. you can skip the structured exercise and just plan to be active all week long! <BR> <BR> MissM, I hope that you had an awesome Thanksgiving. <BR> <BR> Lynn, Sounds like your meal planning is going well! I need to get to planning myself. <BR> <BR> IMREITE, Great job on the workout! <BR> <BR> ... Fri, 28 Nov 2014 11:45:39 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 11/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59880116 DAILY QUOTE: “I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re doing something. So that’s my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. Make new mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody’s ever made before. Don’t freeze, do... Fri, 28 Nov 2014 11:24:21 EST FEELING THANKFUL THURSDAY: Nov. 27th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59874330 Leslie Blog Challenge: Week of Nov. 24 – ENJOY the HOLIDAY! Don’t count miles or minutes … just fit in a bit of exercise here and there … shop for the turkey …. plan your holiday … visit friends …. you can skip the structured exercise and just plan to be active all week long! <BR> <BR> MissM, I am sorry that your DH is still hurting. I hope he will be able to manage until Monday. Praying that it goes well and he can get some relief. I hope you have an awesome day! <BR> <BR> Lynn, I know ... Thu, 27 Nov 2014 11:35:31 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 11/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59874292 DAILY QUOTE: “When you suffer, you can look deeply at your situation and find the many blessings that are already surrounding you. It is wonderful to sit with a pen and paper and write down all the conditions for happiness that are already there, already available to you right in this moment.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh, Savor <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: What are you thankful for today? <BR> <BR> Aside from that I woke up this morning, I am thankful that my crew is under one roof. Thu, 27 Nov 2014 11:24:57 EST WISHING FRIENDS WELL WEDNESDAY, Nov. 26th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59866733 Leslie Blog Challenge: Week of Nov. 24 –ENJOY the HOLIDAY! Don’t count miles or minutes … just fit in a bit of exercise here and there … shop for the turkey …. plan your holiday … visit friends …. you can skip the structured exercise and just plan to be active all week long! <BR> <BR> Sandi, I hope you had safe travels to your son's house for Thanksgiving! <BR> <BR> MissM, I am thankful that you both were able to get some sleep. Any idea when he will be able to get in to the pain managemen... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:56:33 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 11/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59866647 DAILY QUOTE: “Choose the positive. You have a choice. You are the master of your attitude. Choose the positive, the constructive. Optimism is a faith that leads to success.” ~ Bruce Lee <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: When you’re holiday shopping, do you make lists? <BR> <BR> No, but I probably should. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:45:50 EST TEMPTATIONS ABOUND TUESDAY: Nov. 25th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59858302 Leslie Blog Challenge: Week of Nov. 24 – ENJOY the HOLIDAY! Don’t count miles or minutes … just fit in a bit of exercise here and there … shop for the turkey …. plan your holiday … visit friends …. you can skip the structured exercise and just plan to be active all week long! <BR> <BR> <BR> MissM, Sounds like a busy day for you yesterday. Was DH able to see the pain management doctor and get any relief? <BR> <BR> I have emailed the Ortho to set up an appointment and they normally call bac... Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:14:29 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 11/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59858250 DAILY QUOTE: “You don’t win an Olympic gold medal with a few weeks of intensive training. There’s no such thing as an overnight opera sensation. Great law firms or design companies don’t spring up overnight… Every great company, every great brand, and every great career has been built in exactly the same way: bit by bit, step by step, little by little.” ~ Seth Godin <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: If you could purchase one thing that you don’t need at all for yourself today, what would it be? <B... Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:10:11 EST MAKE MUSCLES MONDAY: Nov. 24th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59848450 Leslie Blog Challenge: Mon. Nov. 24 – ENJOY the HOLIDAY! Don’t count miles or minutes … just fit in a bit of exercise here and there … shop for the turkey …. plan your holiday … visit friends …. you can skip the structured exercise and just plan to be active all week long! <BR> <BR> Sandi, Congrats on the anniversary! I wish you safe travels! I know you will enjoy seeing your son and his family over the holidays. <BR> <BR> I don't know if y'all remember or not, but I fell when we went bow... Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:20:15 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 11/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59848429 DAILY QUOTE: “Don’t learn to do, but learn in doing.” ~ Samuel Butler <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Does your significant other shop with you? Do they love it/hate it? <BR> <BR> Depends on if I'm doing the speedy man shopping (only what's on the list) or if I'm lazily checking out extra racks, etc. <BR> Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:17:32 EST SIMPLE SUNDAY: Nov. 23rd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59840225 Leslie Blog Challenge: Sun. Nov. 23 – That was a BIG WALKING week … stay active today … but know that the REST is important to RESTORE! <BR> <BR> MissM, I know that has to be difficult. It's hard for me not to wake my husband up when he is sleeping good and I am not, but unless I really need him, I try not to wake him up. I am thankful the doctor called and moved up his appointment. I do hope they can help him get some relief. I hope you enjoyed your "me" time. <BR> <BR> Sandi, I know wh... Sun, 23 Nov 2014 14:35:35 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 11/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59840198 DAILY QUOTE: “Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happens to him.” ~ Aldous Huxley <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: List a few of your favorite stores. <BR> <BR> Target, Macy's, Belk, Kohl's, Joann's and Hobby Lobby. Sun, 23 Nov 2014 14:29:14 EST SUPER DUPER SATURDAY: Nov. 22nd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59832142 Leslie Blog Challenge: Sat. Nov. 22 – 2 Miles plus Strength Training! (***DVD Suggestion – Walk It Off in 30 Days – has a brisk 2 Mile Walk segment and a Total Body Strength Training segment – get your dumbbells ready!) <BR> <BR> MissM, so thankful that DH didn't get hurt. I think we probably all have a stubborn streak. I hope he can deal with the pain until next week. <BR> <BR> Lynn, I do hope you are feeling better soon. <BR> <BR> Sandi, I hope you are able to get everything done bef... Sat, 22 Nov 2014 15:15:26 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 11/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59832089 DAILY QUOTE: “If you’re feeling really sad, there is only one reason: it’s because you’re deleting all the reasons you could be feeling good. And if you’re feeling good, it’s because you’re deleting all the bad things you could be focusing on.” ~ Anthony Robbins, Awaken the Giant Within <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Do you prefer to shop in-store or online? <BR> <BR> Depends on what I am shopping for. If it is for something I know will fit or I don't have to try on, then I will buy online. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 15:07:07 EST FABULOUS FRIDAY: Nov. 21st http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59822213 Leslie Blog Challenge: Fri. Nov. 21 – 3 Mile Walk … as fast as you can walk! (***DVD Suggestion – 5K with a Twist) (3.1 Miles = 5 Kilometers) <BR> <BR> Sandi, I wound up missing my weigh in and DD's concert because I really wanted to go. Hope you had some down time for yourself. <BR> <BR> Headache is still with me. I am a little frustrated because I missed my weigh in and DD's concert. At least it is not worse and the "twinkly lights" didn't reappear. DD12 has put her request in for Chicke... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 10:48:35 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 11/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59822170 DAILY QUOTE: “By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be. Put your future in good hands — your own.” ~ Mark Victor Hansen <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Have you started shopping for Christmas gifts yet? <BR> <BR> Not really. I just recently got a list from 2 out of the 3 kids and I am still trying to extract a list from DH. <BR> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 10:45:31 EST THERE IT IS, THURSDAY, Nov. 20th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59813182 Leslie Blog Challenge: Thurs. Nov. 20 – In 1 week we will be cooking, eating, hugging, laughing, loving …. It won’t be perfect … but it will be Thanksgiving at my house! I wish all of you the same … let’s do a 5 Mile today … that should set us up for a healthy holiday! (***DVD Suggestion – 5 “REALLY BIG” Miles! Great Music on that one!) <BR> <BR> MissM, I am sorry that you didn't sleep well and that DH is in pain again. I was sure hoping that the surgery would help and he would be able to g... Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:01:00 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 11/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59813142 DAILY QUOTE: “To achieve goals you’ve never achieved before, you need to start doing things you’ve never done before.” ~ Stephen Covey, The 8th Habit <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Do you shop on Black Friday? <BR> <BR> I have once or twice, but I just don't get into the craziness these days. There is too much that I can get online, etc. to bother with it. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 10:57:35 EST WHAT'S HAPPENING WEDNESDAY: Nov. 19th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59804174 Leslie Blog Challenge:Wed. Nov. 19 – 2 Miles in 30 minutes (or less!) Walk as fast as you are able – try intervals of fast/ moderate walking! (DVD Suggestion – Ultimate 5 Day Walk Plan – Choose any 2 Miles … they are sweaty!!) <BR> <BR> MissM, now that you know fishing is so relaxing, it sounds like you may be doing it more often! How did you cook your fish yesterday? I always love to find new ways to prepare it. Hope DH is feeling better. <BR> <BR> <BR> Still trying to get my forms p... Wed, 19 Nov 2014 10:40:55 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 11/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59804124 DAILY QUOTE: “Failures are life’s way of nudging you and letting you know you are off course. Trying new things and not being afraid to fail along the way are more important than what you learn in school.” ~ Sara Blakely <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Is there one dish that you look forward to having on the holidays? <BR> <BR> I greatly enjoy our cornbread dressing and Cherries Delight. I still indulge, but I have found that I don't have to eat half of the container to be satisfied. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 10:37:20 EST TANTALIZING TUESDAY: Nov. 18th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59795164 Leslie Blog Challenge:Tues. Nov. 18 – 4 Miles! – Try 2 in the AM and 2 in the PM! That’s a big metabolism boost for today! (***DVD suggestion – 4 Mile Power Walk! No equipment needed … it’s all fast walking!) <BR> <BR> MissM, I am happy to hear that you are back and you enjoyed your trip! I love to fish. I agree with you that it is very relaxing. Sounds like you are back and definitely going to be busy. <BR> <BR> I don't think I mentioned it, but last week, my computer at work crashed.... Tue, 18 Nov 2014 11:10:13 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 11/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59795126 DAILY QUOTE: “Doing your best is taking the action because you love it, not because you’re expecting a reward. Most people do the exact opposite: They only take action when they expect a reward, and they don’t enjoy the action. And that’s the reason why they don’t do their best.” ~ don Miguel Ruiz, The Four Agreements <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Do you make seasonal goodies for Thanksgiving/Christmas? If so, has it changed since you started your weight loss journey? <BR> <BR> I try to, it doe... Tue, 18 Nov 2014 11:06:35 EST MANIAC MONDAY: Nov. 17th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59785594 Leslie Blog Challenge: Mon. Nov. 17 – 3 Miles with Strength Training! Get those muscles ready to lift that Turkey! (***DVD suggestion - 3 Mega Miles! –great way to get walking & strength exercise done at one time! )! <BR> <BR> Sandi, isn't that always the way it goes? So many things that need to be done. <BR> <BR> It was a rough night last night. Insomnia reared its ugly head. It's going to be a rough day, but I'm trying to focus on what I can do today. I better get busy. Mon, 17 Nov 2014 11:51:40 EST QUOTE AND QUESTION OF THE DAY - Nov. 17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59785563 DAILY QUOTE: “Thought is the original source of all wealth, all success, all material gain, all great discoveries and inventions, and all achievement.” ~ Claude M. Bristol <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: What are your "go to" shoes when the cooler weather hits? <BR> <BR> Honestly, I tend to wear boots for most of the winter. However, this year I seem to be sticking with tights and my Vionic flats. We'll see how things continue. <BR> Mon, 17 Nov 2014 11:49:04 EST SIMPLY BLESSED SUNDAY: Nov. 16th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59776055 Leslie Blog Challenge: Sun. Nov. 16 – Researchers from Stanford found that one of the BEST ways to boost CREATIVITY was to “Go for a Walk!” Fresh ideas flood the brain … you may just find the solution to a problem, or a new strategy for a work project … don’t sit there thinking about it … get up and WALK ! That’s your assignment for today – let the fresh ideas flood your brain! Happy Sunday Friends! <BR> <BR> Sandi, I hope the scarf knitting goes well. I need to start crocheting again. I s... Sun, 16 Nov 2014 11:35:56 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 11/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59776034 DAILY QUOTE: “The straight line cannot proceed through the torturous twists of life.” ~ Giambattista Vico <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Finish this statement: Today I decided...that I am going to head to the Farmer's Market and pick up some produce. I am also going to make some chicken and dumplings because it is yummy comfort food. Sun, 16 Nov 2014 11:33:12 EST SHOPPING SATURDAY: Nov. 15th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59768915 Leslie Blog Challenge: Sat. Nov. 15 – Saturday’s are for 5K’s (3.1 Miles) – If you need an indoor walk, try the DVD – 5K with a Twist! <BR> <BR> Lynn, it is always good to have someone that knows your hair so well. I am very happy that my mom is moving. Every little bit definitely helps. I am hoping that this sinus mess will ease up soon, but with the weather, I'm not sure it will. <BR> <BR> Much to do today, and not sure how I will fit it all in. I will do my best. Planning a shopping ... Sat, 15 Nov 2014 13:18:52 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 11/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59768878 DAILY QUOTE: “There’s always a way – if you’re committed.” ~ Anthony Robbins <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Finish this sentence: Today I am buying...(hopefully) my daughter a dress for the Christmas party at the Country Club that her bio mom's family has every year. Sat, 15 Nov 2014 13:10:56 EST FANTASTIC FRIDAY: Nov. 14th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59758888 Leslie Blog Challenge: Fri. Nov. 14 – 45 mins. of “BRISK” walking <BR> <BR> Lynn, Glad you are feeling better. Hope you enjoyed your trip to the hairdressers. I always used to love having someone else play with my hair for awhile. I don't really get to do that these days. <BR> <BR> One of these days I will start feeling better...I will feel fine for a bit and then I'll start getting a sinus headache or I feel like I have an elephant sitting on my chest. It was a fight this morning not to... Fri, 14 Nov 2014 10:17:07 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 11/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59758826 DAILY QUOTE: “The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.” ~ Alan Watts <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: How often do you read? <BR> <BR> Not nearly as often as I would like. I love to have hours that I can just snuggle under a blanket and sit and read. It's one of my favorite things to do. I just need to carve out more time to do it. Fri, 14 Nov 2014 10:13:09 EST THIRSTY THURSDAY: Nov. 13th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59749837 Leslie Blog Challenge: Thurs. Nov. 13 – 1 Mile + Upper Body and Core strength exercises (Challenge yourself to a 1 Mile in 15 mins. OR LESS!) <BR> <BR> Lynn, how are you feeling? I hope you are feeling worlds better. <BR> <BR> Yesterday was a frustrating day. I am still not feeling 100%, but I started getting a headache behind my right eye which got consistently worse as the day went on. I managed to get my mom's prescription transferred to the Albertson's down here because the Target had ... Thu, 13 Nov 2014 11:00:49 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 11/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59749806 DAILY QUOTE: “Choose the positive. You have a choice. You are the master of your attitude. Choose the positive, the constructive. Optimism is a faith that leads to success.” ~ Bruce Lee <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: What makes you awesome? List at least five qualities/hobbies/habits make you cool and unique? <BR> <BR> Although my parents came from families with multiple children, I am an only child. I did not learn to bowl until I was in college and then I bowled leagues with my cousin for a ... Thu, 13 Nov 2014 10:59:03 EST WOW WEDNESDAY, Nov. 12th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59740032 Leslie Blog Challenge: Wed. Nov. 12 – 5 MILER for Mid Week! <BR> <BR> Lynn, I hope you enjoyed the cruise and am sorry that you are sick. It is always rough to get back into a routine when you return from vacation even when you are feeling well...even harder when you are sick. <BR> <BR> Sandi, so glad everything went well. Definitely something to be thankful for. I have such difficulty making time for ironing...although I have several things that could use it soon. <BR> <BR> We bought... Wed, 12 Nov 2014 11:12:56 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 11/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59739996 DAILY QUOTE: “Thought is the original source of all wealth, all success, all material gain, all great discoveries and inventions, and all achievement.” ~ Claude M. Bristol <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Do you generally get your hair done/cut/colored by the same person? <BR> <BR> Now I just do it myself. Before, aside from my Mom, I can count on one hand the number of people that have cut/permed my hair. <BR> Wed, 12 Nov 2014 11:07:53 EST TAKE TIME TO THANK A VET TUESDAY, Nov. 11th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59729386 Leslie Blog Challenge: Tues. Nov. 11 – Thank You VETS! 1 Mile + Add Lower Body and Core strength exercises (I am using the FIRM 30 session from Walk It Off in 30 Days DVD) <BR> <BR> MissM, I suspect the mall is just going to get busier and busier until after the first of the year. I am glad you have some place that you can go walk though. Did you get all the cleaning done at the apartment? We'll miss you while you are gone, but I hope that you enjoy your trip. <BR> <BR> Sandi, praying al... Tue, 11 Nov 2014 10:16:01 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 11/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59729316 DAILY QUOTE: “What you’re supposed to do when you don’t like a thing is change it. If you can’t change it, change the way you think about it. Don’t complain.” ~ Maya Angelou <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: I am really trying to steer clear of my "favorite" winter drink, which is hot chocolate because it is loaded with sugar. I do allow myself to have it but not drink it all day. What is your "go to" drink in the winter time? <BR> <BR> I am trying to switch to tea. I have found several that I li... Tue, 11 Nov 2014 10:11:08 EST MAKE MUSCLES MONDAY: Nov. 10th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59719472 Leslie Blog Challenge: Mon. Nov. 10 - 45 mins. of walking (any pace, just walk!) <BR> <BR> MissM, I hope you enjoyed your day yesterday. It's nice to just take some time for yourself. <BR> <BR> Sandi, I am glad you had beautiful weather. Our weather in Texas was pretty nice as well. Not too cold out. Although, the weather report is definitely calling for that to change. We'll be in the 70's today and then the rest of the week is supposed to be a high in the 50's. <BR> <BR> I wasn't fe... Mon, 10 Nov 2014 10:36:10 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 11/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59719424 DAILY QUOTE: “I’ve learned that there is absolutely no value in pessimism.” ~ Franklin Leonard <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: How often do you change up what you eat? <BR> <BR> Probably not nearly as often as I should. I seemed to be in smoothie mode for breakfast and it works for me. I do try to change up what I put in it occasionally. I've started added spinach, which my daughter thinks is just gross, but I like it. Mon, 10 Nov 2014 10:33:18 EST SIMPLY SUNDAY: Nov. 9th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59710471 Leslie Blog Challenge: Sun. Nov. 9 – RESTORE Your Mind, Body & Soul! – Choose a fun activity … how about a walk with the family? … bring a ball … play catch! Dance to 3 songs …. Go to a park and swing on the swings … roller skate, bowl, bike … just have FUN ! <BR> <BR> MissM, I hope you enjoyed your "me" time! It is always nice to have! <BR> <BR> Sandi, we did have fun! We headed to get pedis but there was a 20 minute reflexology in the special of the month so we got that. <BR> <BR> I am... Sun, 9 Nov 2014 12:44:33 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 11/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59710431 DAILY QUOTE: “If you’re feeling really sad, there is only one reason: it’s because you’re deleting all the reasons you could be feeling good. And if you’re feeling good, it’s because you’re deleting all the bad things you could be focusing on.” ~ Anthony Robbins, Awaken the Giant Within <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: What was the best thing that happened to you this past week? <BR> <BR> I'm certain that there are multiple things, but what comes to my mind is celebrating my Mom's birthday and g... Sun, 9 Nov 2014 12:39:54 EST Hi, I'm Sharon from Michigan http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6442x59710088 I just joined this group. I want to start walking as part of my fitness program. Sun, 9 Nov 2014 11:53:19 EST