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 – 02/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x66254062 QUOTE: “If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” ~ Martin Luther King Jr. <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...thrown up on a roller coaster <BR> <BR> No, I can’t say that I have. <BR> <BR> I was not feeling well so I just headed straight home and didn’t go to weigh in. I did, however, check myself on my scale and I was up 2 lbs. My hope is that seeing that on the scale, even if it ... Fri, 17 Feb 2017 10:54:04 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 02/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x66248156 QUOTE: “Inspiration is for amateurs. The rest of us just show up and get to work.” ~ Chuck Close <BR> <BR> QUESTION: What is your weather today? <BR> <BR> It is sunny and we are expecting a high of 66 degrees today. <BR> <BR> I went home last night with a migraine. It certainly did not go the way I had planned. DS16 came home and started the potatoes and DH finished them. I was able to eat something and then went promptly to sleep. At least it has eased. Unfortunately, DH wok... Thu, 16 Feb 2017 14:06:50 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 02/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x66240875 QUOTE: “For me, winning isn’t something that happens suddenly on the field when the whistle blows and the crowds roar. Winning is something that builds physically and mentally every day that you train and every night that you dream.” ~ Emmitt Smith <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever…sung karaoke in front of people? <BR> <BR> No, I have not. <BR> <BR> Sorry this is so late. It’s been a busy day so far! I hope that everyone had a good Valentine’s Day. While I didn’t get flowers l... Wed, 15 Feb 2017 14:11:31 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 2/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x66233215 QUOTE: “A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.” ~ George Bernard Shaw, via Blog of Jonathan Fields <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever…been awake for two days straight? <BR> <BR> Not that I can recall. If I have, it’s been many, many years ago. My body and I are very fond of sleep, so I have to nap, at least. <BR> <BR> I am sorry I didn’t post at all yesterday. I was in a bit of a mood so I didn’t really get online... Tue, 14 Feb 2017 11:51:22 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 02/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x66205654 QUOTE: “If you have made mistakes, even serious ones, there is always another chance for you. What we call failure is not the falling down, but the staying down.” ~ Mary Pickford <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever…had a crush on a friend’s parent? <BR> <BR> No, I can’t say that I have. <BR> <BR> I didn’t hit my step goal yesterday, but I really think that after I pushed myself so hard last week that my body is telling me to scale it back a little bit. I was able to get into the chi... Fri, 10 Feb 2017 11:49:02 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 02/09 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x66198761 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> QUESTION: Have you ever…pressed send and then immediately regretted it? <BR> <BR> Yes, I have, but not recently. <BR> <BR> I hit my FitBit step goal of 8,500 but not my personal goal of 10,000. My ribs started hurting so I decided that I wouldn’t push it. I’ve called the chiropractor, but haven’t heard back... Thu, 9 Feb 2017 11:24:31 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 2/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x66191159 QUOTE: “The body does not want you to do this. As you run, it tells you to stop but the mind must be strong. You always go too far for your body. You must handle the pain with strategy… It is not age; it is not diet. It is the will to succeed.” ~ Jacqueline Gareau, 1980 Boston Marathon Champ <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever…been so sun burnt I couldn’t wear a shirt? <BR> <BR> Yes, I have, but not recently. <BR> <BR> It was an okay day yesterday. My boss gave me some busy work to do... Wed, 8 Feb 2017 11:19:32 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – Feb. 7th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x66182460 QUOTE: “My will shall shape my future. Whether I fail or succeed shall be no man’s doing but my own. I am the force; I can clear any obstacle before me or I can be lost in the maze. My choice; my responsibility; win or lose, only I hold the key to my destiny.” ~ Elaine Maxwell <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever…been trapped in an elevator? <BR> <BR> No, I have not. There are some I have been afraid of being trapped in, but thankfully I was not. <BR> <BR> It was hit and miss busy yest... Tue, 7 Feb 2017 08:40:23 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – Feb. 6th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x66174508 QUOTE: “If it is to be, it is up to me.” ~ Unknown <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever…hitchhiked? <BR> <BR> No, I have not. <BR> <BR> Overall it was a good weekend. Date night was fun. While we really didn’t do anything besides have dinner, just getting away just us was fun. I got to have my steak, baked potato, salad and all. I tracked everything. Although I was feeling a little lost Saturday while I was home alone and I wound up going a bit overboard with the food. I tracked i... Mon, 6 Feb 2017 08:11:33 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – Feb. 3rd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x66153714 QUOTE: “For many years of my life I thought one came down with a mood just as one comes down with a cold. But slowly I learned that moods are a product of purposeful unconsciousness and can be rectified by the very consciousness one worked so hard to evade.” ~ Robert A. Johnson, He <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever…shared your sucker with your dog? <BR> <BR> No, but I’ve shared my bag of popcorn with my dog. My Daisy loved to watch tv and eat popcorn with me. <BR> <BR> A little bus... Fri, 3 Feb 2017 08:06:25 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – Feb. 2nd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x66146465 QUOTE: “For many years of my life I thought one came down with a mood just as one comes down with a cold. But slowly I learned that moods are a product of purposeful unconsciousness and can be rectified by the very consciousness one worked so hard to evade.” ~ Robert A. Johnson, He <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever…accidentally said “I love you” to someone.? <BR> <BR> Yes, I have. It is something that Mom and I have always said before finishing a conversation, so I do it with most fami... Thu, 2 Feb 2017 08:43:11 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – Feb. 1st http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x66138742 QUOTE: “The victory of success is half won when one gains the habit of setting goals and achieving them.” ~ Og Mandino <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever…ridden in a limo? <BR> <BR> Yes, I have. Usually for prom or something special, but I have. <BR> <BR> Yesterday was really not that busy, but when my co-workers both left, I had to handle the box myself, I was appreciating it wasn’t so busy. I hit my stride yesterday and hit 10,000 steps before 1 p.m. and was determined to hit 15,... Wed, 1 Feb 2017 07:56:08 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – Jan. 31st http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x66131240 QUOTE: “The more action you take, the more you want to take action.” ~ The Minimalists, Everything That Remains <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever…been in the hospital? <BR> <BR> A few times, although it seems to be less and less these days because they have the surgical centers. <BR> <BR> Yesterday was busy enough that I felt busy, but not so busy that I was overwhelmed. I hit my stride yesterday and hit 10,000 steps shortly after noon. I haven’t done that in ages. I almost hit 1... Tue, 31 Jan 2017 08:28:48 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – Jan. 30th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x66124098 QUOTE: “Every free action has two causes that come together to produce it. One is moral, the will that determines the act; the other is physical, the power that executes the will to act.” ~ J.J. Rouseau <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever…had a paranormal experience? <BR> <BR> Not that I recall. <BR> <BR> It was not a bad weekend. Although, I admit that I didn’t do much other than read and go to the library. I enjoyed the downtime, though. Proud to say that I did not stray from my ... Mon, 30 Jan 2017 07:58:03 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – Jan 27th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x66105332 QUOTE: “It is better to make many small steps in the right direction than to make a great leap forward only to stumble backward.” ~ Proverb <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever…woken up and couldn’t move? <BR> <BR> Not that I recall. However, my allergies were so bad when I was a child that there were a number of mornings when I would wake up and not be able to open my eyes because the “gunk” would be so bad that my Mom would have to get a warm rag and help me get it off so I could open my... Fri, 27 Jan 2017 11:35:39 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – Jan. 26th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x66097929 QUOTE: “Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are.” ~ Marianne Williamson <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever…dined and dashed? <BR> <BR> Not that I recall. Although we did have a situation once where we went out with my uncle and did leave without paying. My Uncle was teasing my dad and said that they paid for all of it. My dad thought he was serious and so he told the staff at Pizza Inn that my uncle paid for it already. We didn’t find ... Thu, 26 Jan 2017 10:38:41 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – Jan. 25th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x66088916 QUOTE: “Some things you have to do every day. Eating seven apples on Saturday night instead of one a day just isn’t going to get the job done.” ~ Jim Rohn <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever…gotten stitches? <BR> <BR> Only after surgery. <BR> <BR> Seriously, I hope things pick up soon at work. I did not have nearly enough to do yesterday and I almost asked Jarrod to bring my book to me when he came back. I managed to make it until my co-worker left and then I was finally able to pul... Wed, 25 Jan 2017 08:04:39 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – Jan. 24th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x66081601 QUOTE: “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” ~ Unknown <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever…cheated on a test? <BR> <BR> No, I have not. <BR> <BR> It was an okay day at the office, not super busy, but I had stuff to do for most of the day. I was reminded of my Mom over the weekend while I was trying to get stuff done yesterday. I swear my Mom was like a magician. She could make beans one day and we’d eat beans and cornbread, then she’d turn the beans into chili... Tue, 24 Jan 2017 08:01:55 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – Jan. 23rd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x66073947 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: Have you ever…had a surprise party thrown for you? <BR> <BR> No, I have not. <BR> <BR> It was a busy but good weekend. Unfortunately, I did not make it to weigh in. I got sidetracked with grocery shopping and meal prepping and then going to pick up my future DIL’s dress. We all were up late on Friday night so we s... Mon, 23 Jan 2017 08:35:44 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – Jan. 20th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x66054343 QUOTE: “Sometimes the best teacher is our most recent failure.” ~ The Minimalists, Everything That Remains <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever…completely forgot your lines in a play? <BR> <BR> I can honestly say no. When I had the lead, I practiced and practiced to make sure that didn’t happen. <BR> <BR> It was a bit hit and miss again yesterday and it looks like it will be that way again today. I did not make it to weigh in since Chris was still working on Jarrod’s car when it was t... Fri, 20 Jan 2017 11:27:03 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – Jan. 19th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x66046891 QUOTE: “What you don’t do determines what you can do.” ~ Tim Ferriss, via James Clear’s Blog <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever…tried to cut your own hair? <BR> <BR> Yep, mostly in my younger years. To the point that my Mom made me promise her that I would never touch a pair of scissors to cut my own hair. <BR> <BR> Sorry for the late start, but Jarrod is staying with us for the rest of the week. Not feeling any better since going to the doctor on Monday, doctor said that if I wasn’... Thu, 19 Jan 2017 11:30:09 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – Jan. 18th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x66037455 QUOTE: “Who apart from ourselves, can see any difference between our victories and our defeats?” ~ Christopher Fry <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever…broken a bone? <BR> <BR> Not until adulthood. <BR> <BR> I slept in the ice packs again last night, but my arms feel so much better today. I just hope that it helps in the long run. Yesterday was an okay day, but I wished I had been busier. The “to do” list is making a comeback in my world. We have gotten a big desk calendar (that I’m... Wed, 18 Jan 2017 08:22:02 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – Jan. 17th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x66029738 QUOTE: “An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.” ~ Martin Luther King Jr. <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever…walked out of a movie because it was bad? <BR> <BR> No, I don’t recall having done that, but have felt like it a few times. <BR> <BR> So my arms are still very itchy after icing them most of the day, taking Benedryl and using anti-itch cream. I think if I can just ke... Tue, 17 Jan 2017 08:38:45 EST salad dressing http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x66028684 What is your favorite homemade salad dressing recipe? Tue, 17 Jan 2017 06:01:20 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – Jan. 16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x66020962 QUOTE: “You can’t live a positive life with a negative mind.” ~ unknown <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever…shoplifted? <BR> <BR> If I am really honest, yes, when I was a young stupid teenager, I gave into peer pressure from a cousin. And to be really honest, I was trying so hard to get caught. I lived with a guilty conscious over that for many years. I finally figured out that I had to forgive myself. <BR> <BR> Well, today’s the day that I go sit for 4 to 4.5 hours worth of shots. I... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 07:56:54 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – January 13th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x65998336 QUOTE: “The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.” ~ Stephen Covey <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever… gone surfing? <BR> <BR> I have never, but one of these days, I think it could be fun to try. <BR> <BR> I think that spending the time last night at my meeting and staying at the newbie meeting was a good choice. I feel like it was a good choice for me to help me refocus. I lost 0.8 this week. I was not as prepared as I like to be with lun... Fri, 13 Jan 2017 08:32:08 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – January 12th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x65990752 QUOTE: “Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.” ~ Vince Lombardi <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever… pressured someone into getting a tattoo or piercing? <BR> <BR> Since I don’t have piercings other than the ones in my ears that have grown up and I have no tattoos, I have not pressures anyone into getting either one. <BR> <BR> Not really much busier yesterday. It was coming in spurts. Yesterday was one of those days that I struggled to get to 10,000 and had to do a few laps aroun... Thu, 12 Jan 2017 08:41:45 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – January 11th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x65982946 QUOTE: “Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.” ~ Vince Lombardi <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever… been arrested? <BR> <BR> That’s a definite no for me. <BR> <BR> It was a little busier yesterday, for which I was thankful. I have really been trying to hit my 10,000 steps per day. I have had success the last two days. Although I admit I was so close, like 26 steps, that I walked around the house to make sure I hit 10,000 steps. We headed over to pick up the coffee mugs and I g... Wed, 11 Jan 2017 08:36:45 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – January 10th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x65975341 QUOTE: “The universal truth is beyond question – the only people who excel are those who have decided to do so. Great doctors or speakers or skiers or writers or musicians are great because somewhere along the way, they made the choice.” ~ Seth Godin, Whatcha Gonna Do With That Duck? <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever… had a bad fall because I was walking and texting? <BR> <BR> I have fallen while walking and talking, I don’t remember a specific time that I fell because I was walking and... Tue, 10 Jan 2017 08:29:00 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – Jan. 9th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x65969130 QUOTE: “Rule your mind or it will rule you.” ~ Horace <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever… ridden an animal? <BR> <BR> Yes, I have been horseback riding many times. <BR> <BR> Sorry all that I was MIA this weekend. I was fighting that headache I’ve had for too long on for most of the day on Saturday. When I finally got up and about, we headed to do some cleaning at the church, with a quick stop at the library on the way, and then headed to Fry’s to pick up my new KitchenAid. Yes, the h... Mon, 9 Jan 2017 11:51:39 EST Anyone following Your Daily Walk app schedule? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x65964926 Hello, all. I've downloaded the Your Daily Walk app last weekend and have done every walk on the calendar so far this week. I started walking with Leslie back in the 90s with the original WATP with the blue ball weights! I've been pretty inactive the last couple of years and decided it was time to get back to work. Is anyone also using YDW? Sun, 8 Jan 2017 21:39:05 EST January 7 Day - Develop or Get Rid of a Habit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5879x6442x65955766 Pick a 7 day habit that you would like to work on. You can do a different one for each week in the month of December. You might have a habit you would like to get under control or one that you would like to add that will improve your lifestyle habit. If you have something you would like to add to this list feel free to do so. Picking one is a great start. YOU CAN DO IT! <BR> <BR> No soda <BR> No bread <BR> No alcohol <BR> No pasta <BR> No sweets <BR> <BR> 6 or more bottles of water <... Sat, 7 Jan 2017 17:47:54 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – January 6th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x65945773 QUOTE: “A friend is someone who walks into a room when everyone else is walking out.” ~ Gary Moore <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...set my or someone else’s hair on fire on purpose? <BR> <BR> I have not. Although, as long as it is now, I could accidentally and I’m not sure I’d realize it for a minute. <BR> <BR> <BR> While the headache is still there, but not nearly as bad as it could be, I’m glad the nausea has eased. My boss actually recommended one of the groups on the list tha... Fri, 6 Jan 2017 09:48:27 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – Jan 5th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x65937227 QUOTE: “Each moment of our life, we either invoke or destroy our dreams.” ~ Stuart Wilde, via Blog of Jonathan Fields <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...seen an alligator or crocodile in the wild? <BR> <BR> I have not. <BR> <BR> <BR> I literally spent yesterday in bed. I think the 1,000 steps I got was going back and forth to the restroom and when I went to the doctor. She did a neuro test on me and gave me migraine meds and anti-nausea meds. Ironically enough, I can deal with the... Thu, 5 Jan 2017 08:13:03 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – Jan. 3rd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x65921088 QUOTE: “Each day that we live, we’re taking in new information, ideas, concepts, experiences, and sensations. We need to consciously stand guard at the doors of our minds to make sure that whatever we’re allowing to enter will cause our lives to be enriched, that the experiences we pursue will add to our stockpile of possibility.” ~ Anthony Robbins, Awaken the Giant Within <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Did you...see the ball drop/stay up until midnight or later on New Year’s Eve? <BR> <BR> I did not... Tue, 3 Jan 2017 07:52:05 EST January Steps, Miles or Minutes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5878x6442x65903141 You choose your goal for how many steps, miles or minutes you think you can walk for September and then lace up those shoes and let's get walking. Every participant will get a goodie. <BR> <BR> January Steps, Miles or Minutes <BR> <BR> Goal: <BR> Actual: <BR> <BR> 1. <BR> 2. <BR> 3. <BR> 4. <BR> 5. <BR> 6. <BR> 7. <BR> Week 1 total: <BR> <BR> 8. <BR> 9. <BR> 10. <BR> 11. <BR> 12. <BR> 13. <BR> 14. <BR> Week 2 Total: <BR> <BR> 15. <BR> 16. <BR> 17. <BR> 18. <BR> 19... Sun, 1 Jan 2017 00:27:02 EST January Walk Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5878x6442x65903124 Choose your activity and rack up the points. emoticon <BR> <BR> Here's a template to copy and paste and you can edit your same post over and over instead of reposting every time. Choose your option(s) from below &amp; let's get started!! <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 ... Sun, 1 Jan 2017 00:23:59 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – Dec. 30th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x65891131 QUOTE: “The only way you learn is by failure.” - Debbie Reynolds <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you...started on your goals for the new year? <BR> <BR> I am refusing to make resolutions, but I will set goals for myself. I have ideas bouncing around in my head, but I have not yet written them down. I need to do that. <BR> <BR> <BR> Weigh-in was about what I expected. I gained 1.6 so I am currently at 200.2. I am hoping to take some time with this extra day added to the weekend to get some ... Fri, 30 Dec 2016 08:23:12 EST How Much Weight Can You Lose Before Valentine's? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x65889129 Simple rules.. <BR> <BR> 1. get your starting weight/measurements by 1/6 <BR> <BR> 2. weigh on the same day each week, measure at beginning and end <BR> <BR> Thanks for joining..... <BR> Martha <BR> <BR> <BR> Starting Weight: <BR> <BR> January <BR> 13 <BR> 20 <BR> 27 <BR> <BR> February <BR> 3 <BR> 10 <BR> Thu, 29 Dec 2016 21:12:56 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – December 29th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x65884851 QUOTE: “The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it.” ~ Eckhart Tolle <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...jumped from a roof? <BR> <BR> That is a definite and unequivocal NO. <BR> <BR> <BR> Not an overwhelmingly busy day, but thankfully I was able to shut things down close to 5 last night. I am planning on weighing in tonight. I’m finding with this new car that I am having difficulty driving to the places that I don’t always go, but honestly, WW ... Thu, 29 Dec 2016 08:08:49 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – December 28th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x65878965 QUOTE: “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. ” ~ John F. Kennedy <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...walked for more than six hours? <BR> <BR> Honestly, when the walk-a-thon was based on time and not mileage when I was in middle school, that’s a possibility, but I don’t think so. <BR> <BR> <BR> It was a busy day, but I made it safely to and from work in my new car. Definitely is going to be an adjust... Wed, 28 Dec 2016 08:21:32 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – Dec. 27th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x65872563 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> QUESTION: Have you ever...ruined someone else’s vacation? <BR> <BR> Not that I recall, but possibly when I was much younger. <BR> <BR> <BR> It was a busy few days. There were some tears shed, but overall it was a good time with family. We did wind up going to my Aunt’s house. I was prepared to make d... Tue, 27 Dec 2016 08:21:42 EST Holiday Tips http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5879x6442x65858656 Holiday Tip #1: Walk before you eat <BR> <BR> <BR> Even if it means bundling up in warm winter clothes, take a 20 or 30 min. walk before every holiday meal or event. <BR> If it’s feasible, walk again after the meal. You’ll feel a lot better than if you take a nap because you ate too much. <BR> You can also build this habit into your ongoing daily life by planning to always take a walk before your evening meal. Sat, 24 Dec 2016 12:49:52 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – December 23rd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x65851747 QUOTE: “My will shall shape my future. Whether I fail or succeed shall be no man’s doing but my own. I am the force; I can clear any obstacle before me or I can be lost in the maze. My choice; my responsibility; win or lose, only I hold the key to my destiny.” ~ Elaine Maxwell <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...snooped through a friend’s bathroom or bedroom without them knowing? <BR> <BR> Not that I recall, but there was a time when I was young and stupid. <BR> <BR> <BR> I do hope ther... Fri, 23 Dec 2016 08:26:17 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – December 22nd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x65845927 QUOTE: “Thoughts disentangle themselves when they pass through the lips and fingertips.” ~ Dawson Trotman <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...broken something at a friend’s house and then not told them? <BR> <BR> Not that I recall. <BR> <BR> <BR> Another busy day. Tomorrow will be somewhat normal as we will only be down one attorney. Friday, however, will be more difficult as there will only be 3 of us and only 2 of us will be in the office. My co-worker works from home. I do hope w... Thu, 22 Dec 2016 07:46:58 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – December 21st http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x65839912 QUOTE: “If you learn from defeat, you haven’t really lost.” ~ Zig Ziglar <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...made money by performing on the street.? <BR> <BR> No, I have not. <BR> <BR> <BR> It was definitely busy yesterday and it was a late night at the office for me. I left about an hour later. No fancy dinner, I just had a bowl of cereal. I was determined to get my Christmas cards labeled and put together. DH put stamps on them all last night when he got home so hopefully they wi... Wed, 21 Dec 2016 08:22:13 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – December 20th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x65833756 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> QUESTION: Have you ever...taken part in a talent show? <BR> <BR> No, I have not been in a talent show. I did hold the lead in my elementary school Christmas play and sung a solo. Before that I really didn’t think I could ... Tue, 20 Dec 2016 08:26:19 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – December 19th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x65827180 QUOTE: “It is always important to know when something has reached its end. Closing circles, shutting doors, finishing chapters, it doesn’t matter what we call it; what matters is to leave in the past those moments in life that are over.” ~ Paulo Coelho <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...cried / flirted my way out of a speeding ticket? <BR> <BR> No, I am not that girl. <BR> <BR> <BR> Sorry I didn’t get a chance to start things off on Friday. It was crazy busy with two of my co-workers ... Mon, 19 Dec 2016 08:26:14 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – December 15th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x65802917 QUOTE: “Noticing the problem does not change the problem. While of course, awareness is a critical first step, action is the absolute necessary step.” ~ Sevan Apollo Poetry, Good Men Project <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...taken food out of a trash can and eaten it? <BR> <BR> Not that I recall, but I am really having flashbacks to an episode of Sex and the City and Miranda digging the cake out of the trash. <BR> <BR> <BR> Since my co-worker took the late afternoon off, it definitely ... Thu, 15 Dec 2016 08:10:11 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – December 14th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x65796790 QUOTE: “Creativity comes from trust. Trust your instincts. And never hope more than you work.” ~ Rita Mae Brown, via Blog of Jonathan Fields <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...had to run to save your life? <BR> <BR> Not that I recall. <BR> <BR> <BR> Slow day yesterday at work. I did hit my step goal...the first 5,000 came before noon, I believe, but the second 5,000 was harder to do for me. I really need to get on the ball and get Christmas gifts purchased. I feel so behind right now... Wed, 14 Dec 2016 08:18:01 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – Dec. 13th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x65790664 QUOTE: “The more action you take, the more you want to take action.” ~ The Minimalists, Everything That Remains <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...injured yourself while trying to impress a girl or boy I was interested in? <BR> <BR> Not that I recall, but in my teen years, anything could have happened. <BR> <BR> <BR> It was a bit busier yesterday and I am thankful for that. I need to get busy on Christmas cards though. I am later than normal because Chris got me glitter cards and I ju... Tue, 13 Dec 2016 08:40:17 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – December 12th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x65784298 QUOTE: “Life moves forward. The old leaves wither, die and fall away, and the new growth extends forward into the light.” ~ Bryant McGill <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...jumped from a roof? <BR> <BR> No and don’t intend to either. <BR> <BR> <BR> This weekend was a little crazy for reasons that do not include a lot of running around. I baked on Saturday, but I couldn’t start until Chris got back from the store. He spent the morning working on the CRV only to find that it didn’t work... Mon, 12 Dec 2016 08:34:49 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – December 9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x65767426 QUOTE: “If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.” ~ Jack Kornfield <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...been in an accident? <BR> <BR> Yes. <BR> <BR> <BR> Weigh-in, even in my super heavy clothes, was good. I was officially down 3 lbs. I am back in onederland! We took DD her concert dress and then headed to weigh in and back to the school for the concert. Downside, there was no time to eat. I ate a Almond Butter biscuit by Nature Valley. They are really good, ... Fri, 9 Dec 2016 11:02:45 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – December 8th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x65759452 QUOTE:“You’ve got to be in top physical condition. Fatigue makes cowards of us all.” ~ Vince Lombardi <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...stayed awake for an entire night? <BR> <BR> I am certain that I must have at some point, but not anytime recently. <BR> <BR> <BR> I actually made it through yesterday. I think this weather is causing this headache. It seems to ease to bearable but never really goes away. Tonight we likely be a “fly-by” weigh in since we have a concert for DD tonight... Thu, 8 Dec 2016 08:35:42 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – December 7th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x65752591 QUOTE: “Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.” ~ Richard Steele, The Tatler <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...looked back at something you have written years later and thought I wrote that? <BR> <BR> I have on several times. Things like my old diaries and things like that, it’s clear that I wrote it. <BR> <BR> <BR> While Monday was a bit of a one off because we didn’t have a shower that we use at home, I think it was really good that I had to go. It made me aware that ... Wed, 7 Dec 2016 08:15:07 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – December 6th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x65746968 QUOTE: “Success at anything will always come down to this: Focus &amp; Effort. And we control both.” ~ Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...gotten seasick? <BR> <BR> Never really been at sea, so I have not. <BR> <BR> <BR> Unfortunately, I could not get myself prepared last night. I came home with such a headache that I just had a few sips of Dr Pepper with some Ibuprofen and went to bed. I am sure the weather isn’t helping. So, no dinner for me. I will figur... Tue, 6 Dec 2016 10:22:37 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – December 5th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x65739602 QUOTE: “You can’t light another’s path without casting light on your own.” ~ John C. Maxwell, Today Matters <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...gone to sleep at the movies? <BR> <BR> Yep, I have to admit that I have. <BR> <BR> <BR> I took some time this weekend and read through my WW materials to try to refresh my memory and get myself back on track. My sweet DH had told me that he would handle Costco and Trader Joe’s for me since the weather was yucky. I put a simple organic fruits an... Mon, 5 Dec 2016 08:45:09 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – December 5th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x65739581 QUOTE: “You can’t light another’s path without casting light on your own.” ~ John C. Maxwell, Today Matters <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...gone to sleep at the movies? <BR> <BR> Yep, I have to admit that I have. <BR> <BR> <BR> I took some time this weekend and read through my WW materials to try to refresh my memory and get myself back on track. My sweet DH had told me that he would handle Costco and Trader Joe’s for me since the weather was yucky. I put a simple organic fruits an... Mon, 5 Dec 2016 08:41:04 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – Dec. 2nd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x65720832 QUOTE: “Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.” ~ Anthony Robbins, Awaken the Giant Within <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...toilet papered someone’s house? <BR> <BR> No, never in my life. I have known of people doing it, but have never participated and hope that no one ever does that to my house. <BR> <BR> <BR> I spent yesterday worrying a lot about DD14. The fall on Wednesday and then falling down the stairs yesterday. Both ankles are sprained and nothing brok... Fri, 2 Dec 2016 08:34:51 EST December 7 Day - Develop or Get Rid of a Habit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5879x6442x65715467 Pick a 7 day habit that you would like to work on. You can do a different one for each week in the month of December. You might have a habit you would like to get under control or one that you would like to add that will improve your lifestyle habit. If you have something you would like to add to this list feel free to do so. Picking one is a great start. YOU CAN DO IT! <BR> <BR> No soda <BR> No bread <BR> No alcohol <BR> No pasta <BR> No sweets <BR> <BR> 6 or more bottles of water <... Thu, 1 Dec 2016 12:02:38 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – Dec. 1st http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x65713615 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: Have you ever...been a driver or a passenger on a motorcycle? <BR> <BR> Mostly a passenger, but yes, I have. <BR> <BR> <BR> Woot! I slept until 4:55 a.m. this morning before the dogs started crying. Downside, apparently, I fell asleep with my glasses on. I don’t think I damaged them, but I need to make sure I take them off before... Thu, 1 Dec 2016 08:20:16 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – Nov. 30th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x65706715 QUOTE: “I’m thankful for all of it. The highs. The lows. The blessings. The lessons. The setbacks. The comebacks. The love. The hate. Everything.” <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...danced in front of your mirror? <BR> <BR> While I can’t recall a specific time I did that, I am certain that I did. <BR> <BR> <BR> So about 4:30 this morning, my body said “no more sleep for you!” I wish I could have slept longer. I don’t know what is going on with my body, but it seems that I jus... Wed, 30 Nov 2016 07:58:18 EST December Walk Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5878x6442x65702852 Choose your activity and rack up the points. emoticon <BR> <BR> Here's a template to copy and paste and you can edit your same post over and over instead of reposting every time. Choose your option(s) from below &amp; let's get started!! <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 ... Tue, 29 Nov 2016 16:46:57 EST December Steps, Miles or Minutes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5878x6442x65702823 You choose your goal for how many steps, miles or minutes you think you can walk for September and then lace up those shoes and let's get walking. Every participant will get a goodie. <BR> <BR> December Steps, Miles or Minutes <BR> <BR> Goal: <BR> Actual: <BR> <BR> 1. <BR> 2. <BR> 3. <BR> 4. <BR> 5. <BR> 6. <BR> 7. <BR> Week 1 total: <BR> <BR> 8. <BR> 9. <BR> 10. <BR> 11. <BR> 12. <BR> 13. <BR> 14. <BR> Week 2 Total: <BR> <BR> 15. <BR> 16. <BR> 17. <BR> 18. <BR> 1... Tue, 29 Nov 2016 16:42:43 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – Nov. 29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x65699975 QUOTE: “A half-hearted spirit has no power. Tentative efforts lead to tentative outcomes. Average people enter into their endeavors headlong and without care.” ~ Epictetus, The Art of Living <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...burned yourself with a curling iron? <BR> <BR> Yes, I have. Several times if the truth is told. <BR> <BR> <BR> It’s starting out to be a rough morning. I’ve already been crying this morning. DH and I were talking about Christmas. I love Christmas and always hav... Tue, 29 Nov 2016 08:32:38 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – Nov. 28th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x65693214 QUOTE: “Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward; they may be beaten, but they may start a winning game.” ~ Goethe, via Blog of Jonathan Fields <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...had chickenpox? <BR> <BR> Yes, I had them when I was about 4. My babysitter’s kids had it so Mom went ahead and had me exposed to them so that I wouldn’t have them later in life. <BR> <BR> <BR> There was so much food over the past 4 days. I have consumed more sweets over the last several days than I norma... Mon, 28 Nov 2016 08:21:36 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – November 23rd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x65663351 QUOTE: “Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward; they may be beaten, but they may start a winning game.” ~ Goethe, via Blog of Jonathan Fields <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...hosted Thanksgiving dinner? <BR> <BR> No, I have not. I have been asked to handle dessert this year. <BR> <BR> <BR> Not a bad Tuesday. I was able to finish the Thank You cards to the pallbearers and get some work done as well. It just seems to be a bit slow. I thought I would try to get started on the C... Wed, 23 Nov 2016 08:33:50 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – Nov. 22nd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x65656648 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: Have you ever...spied on your neighbors? <BR> <BR> I wouldn’t say spy...I have been conscious of what was going on in a general way with what was going on at my neighbor’s house. <BR> <BR> <BR> It was a good Monday. I actually hit my step goal earlier in the day. I would have hit it even earlier, but I took a break to write thank you cards. These ... Tue, 22 Nov 2016 08:14:45 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – Nov. 21st http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x65649817 QUOTE: “Passion is the thing that will help you create the highest expression of your talent.” ~ Larry Smith, via Talk Like TED <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...plucked my eyebrows? <BR> <BR> Yes, I have. I used to have Mom do it for special occasions though...since she was a professional. <BR> <BR> <BR> This weekend I did some baking and enjoyed some reading time. I am really enjoying the Carrie Bebris books. She writes mystery books that are set after Jane Austen’s books an... Mon, 21 Nov 2016 08:00:15 EST 34 Days B4 New Year's Eve Walk Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5879x6442x65633916 Walk inside/outside. Do what works for you.. The important part is that you are MOVING!!!! Can't wait to get started !!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> Happy walking everyone!!!! <BR> <BR> 34 Days Before New Year's Eve Walk Challenge <BR> <BR> Walk inside/outside. Do what works for you.. The important part is that you are MOVING!!!! Put a check <em>48</em> by the date when you complete the number of miles or steps.. Change up the days if you want to, if can't walk 4 miles one day, walk 2 miles or... Fri, 18 Nov 2016 18:49:56 EST How Much Weight Can You Lose Before the New Year? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x65633819 Simple rules.. <BR> <BR> 1. get your starting weight/measurements by 11/25 <BR> <BR> 2. weigh on the same day each week, measure at beginning and end <BR> <BR> Thanks for joining..... <BR> Martha <BR> <BR> <BR> Starting Weight: <BR> <BR> December <BR> 2 <BR> 9 <BR> 16 <BR> 23 <BR> 30 <BR> <BR> Fri, 18 Nov 2016 18:27:22 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – Nov. 18th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x65630433 QUOTE: “The straight line cannot proceed through the torturous twists of life.” ~ Giambattista Vico <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...ridden in a limo? <BR> <BR> Yes, I have. <BR> <BR> <BR> I feel like I’m making progress towards getting back to 10,000 steps per day...during the work day. I was over 9,000 last night before I got home. It’s slow, but I know I will get there. A childhood friend lost his son and the family night was last night. I was going to try to go, but I ju... Fri, 18 Nov 2016 08:40:24 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – Nov. 17th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x65623734 QUOTE: “Thoughts disentangle themselves when they pass through the lips and fingertips.” ~ Dawson Trotman <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...had a pet fish? <BR> <BR> Yes, I have. In fact, I had the little net to hold the baby fishes and the under gravel filter and all that. <BR> <BR> <BR> Those 10,000 steps were elusive yesterday. By the time that we were finished with church, I was just too tired to get the 2,000 steps. I am still hurting from the adjustment, but thankfully al... Thu, 17 Nov 2016 08:22:26 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – Nov. 16th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x65616902 QUOTE: “That which we persist in doing becomes easier, not that the nature of the thing has changed, but our ability to do has increased.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...lied about my age? <BR> <BR> I can’t recall doing so. I’ve always looked younger so it never seemed to be a necessity. <BR> <BR> <BR> Those 10,000 steps were a bit of a struggle yesterday too. I know I will get my routine back but it is going to take me a bit of time. I wound up walking... Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:36:27 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – Nov. 15th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x65609870 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: Have you ever...bought something at a yard sale? <BR> <BR> Yes, I have. Another memory just popped in my head. I should really write these down, as least part of it, when they pop in my head. <BR> <BR> <BR> Yesterday, I was determine... Tue, 15 Nov 2016 08:11:47 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – Nov. 14th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x65603121 QUOTE: “You must forgive those who hurt you, even if whatever they did to you is unforgivable in your mind. You will forgive them not because they deserve to be forgiven, but because you don’t want to suffer and hurt yourself every time you remember what they did to you. It doesn’t matter what others did to you, you are going to forgive them because you don’t want to feel sick all the time. Forgiveness is for your own mental healing. You will forgive because you feel compassion for yourse... Mon, 14 Nov 2016 08:32:56 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – November 11th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x65583503 QUOTE: “Be a fountain, not a drain.” ~ Rex Hudler <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...been ice skating? <BR> <BR> I have gone to a rink, but have never ice skated. The ortho scared me so bad about having to remove cartilage and telling me that I could shatter my knee cap that I was afraid to even roller skate and I loved that when I was younger. <BR> <BR> <BR> I thought yesterday if I didn’t eat a full meal maybe I wouldn’t get nauseous, but that was not the case. I think I may n... Fri, 11 Nov 2016 08:15:43 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – November 10th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x65577170 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> QUESTION: Have you ever...hid on Halloween because I had no candy for trick-or-treaters? <BR> <BR> No. We generally buy Takis and give them out instead of just candy. It’s a favorite in our neighborhood. <BR> <BR> <BR> I thought yesterday if I didn’t eat a full meal maybe I wouldn’... Thu, 10 Nov 2016 08:20:27 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 11/09 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x65571530 QUOTE: “No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit.” ~ Helen Keller <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...taken a picture of your face on a Xerox machine? <BR> <BR> I do not believe I have. My hand, yes, but not my face or any other part of my anatomy. <BR> <BR> <BR> Thank you for the condolences and the support. I feel like I’m making small strides. Some days are really good and others not so ... Wed, 9 Nov 2016 10:11:16 EST Ten Minutes of Exercise or More. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x65567884 <em>311</em> <em>312</em> <BR> <BR> November <BR> 01= 61 minutes <BR> 02= 215 minutes <BR> 03 <BR> 04=104 minutes <BR> 05 <BR> <BR> 06 <BR> 07=109 minutes <BR> 08= 20 minutes <BR> 09=102 minutes <BR> 10= 30 minutes <BR> 11= 65 minutes <BR> 12= 45 minutes <BR> <BR> 13= 40 minutes <BR> 14= 64 minutes <BR> 15 <BR> 16=115minutes <BR> 17 <BR> 18 <BR> 19 <BR> <BR> 20 <BR> 21 <BR> 22 <BR> 23 <BR> 24 <BR> 25 <BR> 26 <BR> <BR> 27 <BR> 28 <BR> 29 <BR> 30 Tue, 8 Nov 2016 20:02:59 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – Nov. 8th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x65564073 QUOTE: “Should you shield the canyons from the windstorms you would never see the true beauty of their carvings.” ~ Elisabeth Kübler-Ross <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Do you have a plan in place for voting if you did not early vote? <BR> <BR> Yes, we do. We are walking over after we get home from work if it’s not raining. <BR> <BR> <BR> Last week was truly the toughest of my life. I do take comfort in the fact that I followed my mom’s wishes. This loss is something that it is going to ta... Tue, 8 Nov 2016 08:35:51 EST November 7 Day - Develop or Get Rid of a Habit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5879x6442x65552800 Pick a 7 day habit that you would like to work on. You can do a different one for each week in the month of November. You might have a habit you would like to get under control or one that you would like to add that will improve your lifestyle habit. If you have something you would like to add to this list feel free to do so. Picking one is a great start. YOU CAN DO IT! <BR> <BR> No soda <BR> No bread <BR> No alcohol <BR> No pasta <BR> No sweets <BR> <BR> 6 or more bottles of water <... Sun, 6 Nov 2016 16:03:14 EST November Steps, Miles or Minutes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5878x6442x65528363 You choose your goal for how many steps, miles or minutes you think you can walk for September and then lace up those shoes and let's get walking. Every participant will get a goodie. <BR> <BR> November Steps, Miles or Minutes <BR> <BR> Goal: <BR> Actual: <BR> <BR> 1. <BR> 2. <BR> 3. <BR> 4. <BR> 5. <BR> 6. <BR> 7. <BR> Week 1 total: <BR> <BR> 8. <BR> 9. <BR> 10. <BR> 11. <BR> 12. <BR> 13. <BR> 14. <BR> Week 2 Total: <BR> <BR> 15. <BR> 16. <BR> 17. <BR> 18. <BR> 1... Wed, 2 Nov 2016 22:05:48 EST November Walk Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5878x6442x65528223 Choose your activity and rack up the points. emoticon <BR> <BR> Here's a template to copy and paste and you can edit your same post over and over instead of reposting every time. Choose your option(s) from below &amp; let's get started!! <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 ... Wed, 2 Nov 2016 21:49:44 EST Update. No questions or quotes right now. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x65516077 My mom passed on October 29th. I need some time. <BR> <BR> Your thoughts and prayers would be greatly appreciated. Tue, 1 Nov 2016 08:20:58 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – October 28th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x65488993 QUOTE: “A friend is someone who walks into a room when everyone else is walking out.” ~ Gary Moore <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...made a prank call? <BR> <BR> Yes, I have. <BR> <BR> <BR> I came home super nauseous last night. I feel better this morning, but will see how the day goes. Chris wants to go to the Commemorative Air Force event this weekend. And they are having a cool event at Frontiers of Flight, but I’m not sure we can do both. I’m sure we will figure it out. ... Fri, 28 Oct 2016 08:40:34 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – October 27th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x65482207 QUOTE: “Face your deficiencies and acknowledge them; but do not let them master you. Let them teach you patience, sweetness, insight.” ~ Helen Keller <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...been sick on my birthday? <BR> <BR> Yes, I have. <BR> <BR> <BR> It seems we have something going around at our house. DS16 was sick on Tuesday, DD14 was sick yesterday and DS25 was sick enough to go to the doctor yesterday. Tests are being run on him. I was having some stomach issues myself. I j... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:12:28 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – October 26th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x65475501 QUOTE: “Thoughts disentangle themselves when they pass through the lips and fingertips.” ~ Dawson Trotman <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...gotten a tattoo? <BR> <BR> Nope, never, not planning on it. <BR> <BR> <BR> Mom was moved back to the wound care hospital yesterday. They currently have her in ICU monitoring her. I need to find out where her other stuff is because it did not go to the hospital with her. We are also going to have to make a decision where she will go afterwa... Wed, 26 Oct 2016 08:44:20 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – October 25th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x65468414 QUOTE: “Don’t learn to do, but learn in doing.” ~ Samuel Butler <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...had food come out my nose? <BR> <BR> Not that I recall. <BR> <BR> <BR> Mom sat up on the side of the bed yesterday for 5 minutes. When I got there last night, she said they sat her up for another 15 minutes. She’s making some headway, but she’s still feeling a little blue. I know it’s bound to be expected with everything she has gone through. We’ve got some other stuff going on as ... Tue, 25 Oct 2016 08:32:11 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – October 24th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x65460879 QUOTE: “For me the joy of athletics has never resided in winning. I derive just as much happiness from the process as from the results. I don’t mind losing as long as I see improvement or I feel I’ve done as well as I possibly could. If I lose, I just go back to the track and work some more.” ~ Jackie Joyner-Kersee <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...had a massage? <BR> <BR> Yes, I have. I wish I did them more often. <BR> <BR> <BR> Mom seems to be making some headway, but her day... Mon, 24 Oct 2016 08:41:03 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – October 21st http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x65441199 QUOTE: “You know, all that really matters is that the people you love are happy and healthy. Everything else is just sprinkles on the sundae.” ~ Paul Walker <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...locked my keys in the car? <BR> <BR> I’m certain that I have, but I can’t recall a specific instance. <BR> <BR> <BR> First of all, thank you for your thoughts and prayers. They are greatly appreciated. I wound up spending the entire day at the hospital. Mom was taken back around 11 a.m. and... Fri, 21 Oct 2016 08:19:10 EST SORRY ALL, no question or quote today. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x65434507 My mind is racing as Mom is heading in for surgery around 10 a.m. CST, according to what the scheduler told me yesterday. She had her tentatively scheduled during that time slot as long as Mom could get transferred. There was a delay in transferring her as they had no beds. They called me last night after 10 p.m. to tell me that she was there. Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers today. <BR> Thu, 20 Oct 2016 07:55:19 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – October 19th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x65427832 QUOTE: “You know, all that really matters is that the people you love are happy and healthy. Everything else is just sprinkles on the sundae.” ~ Paul Walker <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...ridden a horse? <BR> <BR> Yes, I have. I haven’t done it in years, but I have done it. <BR> <BR> <BR> Work was a little more steady yesterday or maybe I was prepared for it to be slow. We’re still down one car, but hopefully it will be fixed soon. I received a call that stunned me yesterday... Wed, 19 Oct 2016 08:38:45 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – October 18th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x65420793 QUOTE: “Nothing makes me feel better – calmer, clearer and happier – than being in one place, absorbed in a book, a conversation, a piece of music. It’s actually something deeper than mere happiness: it’s joy, which the monk David Steindl-Rast describes as ‘that kind of happiness that doesn’t depend on what happens.'” ~ Pico Iyer <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...been lost? <BR> <BR> Yes. One story that sticks out in my head is at a mall that is no longer open in Sherman. I was hiding... Tue, 18 Oct 2016 08:20:54 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – October 17th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x65413447 QUOTE: “The price of greatness is responsibility over each of your thoughts.” ~ Winston Churchill <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...been to Europe? <BR> <BR> No, I haven’t. <BR> <BR> <BR> It was a rough week and a rough weekend. I forget how hard it is sharing a car. We made it through and, hopefully, will only have to do this another day or two. Chris thinks he may be able to get the Miata fixed soon after he goes to get the pump. He’s not sure when he will be able to look at ... Mon, 17 Oct 2016 08:15:09 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – October 14th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x65393082 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: Have you ever...built a fire? <BR> <BR> No, I haven’t. <BR> <BR> <BR> I am determined to spend some time prepping this weekend. Since my car is acting up and DH’s car is down, I don’t see me doing much this weekend other than what is necessary. I’ve already gi... Fri, 14 Oct 2016 07:49:11 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – October 13th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x65386499 QUOTE: “[Success] is not about beating the other guy. It’s not about having more than the others. It’s about being what you are, and being as good as possible at it, without succumbing to all the things that draw you away from it. It’s about going where you set out to go. About accomplishing the most that you’re capable of in what you choose. That’s it. No more and no less.” ~ Ryan Holiday, Ego is the Enemy <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...been skydiving? <BR> <BR> No, I haven’t a... Thu, 13 Oct 2016 08:00:20 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – Oct. 12th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x65379277 QUOTE: “Good, better, best. Never let it rest. Until your good is better and your better is best.” ~ Tim Duncan <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...played golf? <BR> <BR> No, I haven’t. <BR> <BR> <BR> Mom’s surgical debridement went well. She informed me last night that she was tired of this and all these hospitals. I know she must be. She’s seen the inside of a hospital much more than she ever did when I was growing up. She seemed in good spirits last night, but didn’t eat much.... Wed, 12 Oct 2016 08:14:01 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – Oct. 11th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x65371747 QUOTE: “You can’t light another’s path without casting light on your own.” ~ John C. Maxwell, Today Matters <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...had a manicure? <BR> <BR> Yes, I have. <BR> <BR> <BR> Sorry for being away this weekend, but I just felt like I needed time away. With Mom’s surgery, the busy weekend and my allergy tests, it was a bit overwhelming. And since I spend most every work day at the computer, I just wanted a break. My allergy tests came back with me being allerg... Tue, 11 Oct 2016 07:38:49 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – October 7th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x65346184 QUOTE: “A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.” ~ Greek Proverb <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...made mashed potatoes from scratch? <BR> <BR> More than I have made them from a box or package. <BR> <BR> <BR> Not as busy yesterday and it made for a long day. Mom reacted to the surgeon about like I expected. They are taking her in on Tuesday morning to surgically debride her wounds and put her in a wound vac and see if that help... Fri, 7 Oct 2016 08:41:31 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – Oct. 6th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x65339350 QUOTE: “Your life is what your thoughts make it.” ~ Marcus Aurelius <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...been to the circus? <BR> <BR> Yes, I have. Multiple times, in fact. <BR> <BR> <BR> I received a call yesterday with news about my Mom. While not completely unexpected, it really put me in not great spirits. They are yet again talking about amputation. Her foot is simply not healing. The doctor said he wants her to get a surgery consult, but if she decided not to go with the amp... Thu, 6 Oct 2016 08:33:38 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – October 5th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x65331748 QUOTE: “If you imagine less, less will be what you undoubtedly deserve. Do what you love, and don’t stop until you get what you love. Work as hard as you can, imagine immensities, don’t compromise, and don’t waste time. Start now. Not 20 years from now, not two weeks from now. Now.” ~ Debbie Millman <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...made all A’s in school? <BR> <BR> I have, mostly in college. I didn’t really care that much in high school and I wish now that I had. <BR> <BR> <BR> No... Wed, 5 Oct 2016 08:25:41 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – October 4th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x65324148 QUOTE: “Dreamers don’t have special genes. They find circumstances that amplify their dreams.” ~ Seth Godin, Whatcha Gonna Do With That Duck? <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...eaten a bug? <BR> <BR> Not on purpose that I recall. <BR> <BR> <BR> Yesterday seemed to be a hurry up and wait sort of day. Overall, not a bad day. I hit my 10,000 steps, which, to be honest, was a bit of a beating since I didn’t do it most of last week because I was feeling so bad. It felt good to do it t... Tue, 4 Oct 2016 08:25:26 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – Oct. 3rd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x65316326 QUOTE: “I try to avoid looking forward or backward, and try to keep looking upward.” ~ Charlotte Bronte <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...rolled down a hill? <BR> <BR> Perhaps as a child, but nothing that really sticks out. <BR> <BR> <BR> I vegged out on Saturday. My sweet husband handled Costco for me while I was miserable and itchy. I didn’t venture out of the house until yesterday for church and the grocery store. I do feel like I accomplished some things though. I made a qui... Mon, 3 Oct 2016 08:50:58 EST October 7 Day - Develop a or Get Rid of a Habit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5879x6442x65299971 Pick a 7 day habit that you would like to work on. You can do a different one for each week in the month of October. You might have a habit you would like to get under control or one that you would like to add that will improve your lifestyle habit. If you have something you would like to add to this list feel free to do so. Picking one is a great start. YOU CAN DO IT! <BR> <BR> No soda <BR> No bread <BR> No alcohol <BR> No pasta <BR> No sweets <BR> <BR> 6 or more bottles of water <B... Fri, 30 Sep 2016 23:23:15 EST October Steps, Miles or Minutes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5878x6442x65299722 You choose your goal for how many steps, miles or minutes you think you can walk for September and then lace up those shoes and let's get walking. Every participant will get a goodie. <BR> <BR> October Steps, Miles or Minutes <BR> <BR> Goal: <BR> Actual: <BR> <BR> 1. <BR> 2. <BR> 3. <BR> 4. <BR> 5. <BR> 6. <BR> 7. <BR> Week 1 total: <BR> <BR> 8. <BR> 9. <BR> 10. <BR> 11. <BR> 12. <BR> 13. <BR> 14. <BR> Week 2 Total: <BR> <BR> 15. <BR> 16. <BR> 17. <BR> 18. <BR> 19... Fri, 30 Sep 2016 22:43:33 EST October Walk Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5878x6442x65299601 Choose your activity and rack up the points. emoticon <BR> <BR> Here's a template to copy and paste and you can edit your same post over and over instead of reposting every time. Choose your option(s) from below &amp; let's get started!! <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... Fri, 30 Sep 2016 22:29:57 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – September 30th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x65294451 QUOTE: “People say that what we are all seeking is a meaning for life. I don’t think that’s what we’re really seeking. I think what we’re seeking is an experience of being alive.” ~ Joseph Campbell, via Solitude <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...played Scrabble? <BR> <BR> Yes, I have, but it’s been quite some time. <BR> <BR> <BR> Other than my ear, I’m feeling much better after the essential oil cocktail that I took yesterday. Not 100% but definitely much better. Hoping I can ge... Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:21:13 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – Sept. 29th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x65288801 QUOTE: “Thoughts disentangle themselves when they pass through the lips and fingertips.” ~ Dawson Trotman <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...been pulled over? <BR> <BR> Yes, I have. Mostly when I was younger. <BR> <BR> <BR> Day 3 brought on more fever. Mom’s surgery went well. We were told that they were keeping her overnight at the hospital to make sure that things continued well. I was awake about 1:30 this morning and it took awhile for me to go back to sleep. Then we wound u... Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:38:39 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – September 28th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x65280138 QUOTE: “The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender.” ~ Vince Lombardi <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...opened Christmas presents early? <BR> <BR> Maybe once or twice, but normally no. It’s either Christmas eve or Christmas day. <BR> <BR> <BR> Day 2 brought a fever. This is going to be a fun 2 weeks. I have a low grade fever this morning. Good thing that I can just hang out in my office and don’t really have to deal with the clients too much. I am in debate about whethe... Wed, 28 Sep 2016 08:18:52 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – Sept. 27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x65272824 QUOTE: “It’s choice – not chance – that determines your destiny.” ~ Jean Nidetch <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...slept till noon? <BR> <BR> It’s been years, I think that I have slept straight through until noon, but I have. <BR> <BR> <BR> Yeah, so in the spirit of honesty, the gym did not happen. Day 1 of no allergy meds hit me like a lead balloon. As the day progressed, the yucky feelings started hitting. I had to repeatedly blow my nose, etc. My appetite is decreasing, which... Tue, 27 Sep 2016 08:24:38 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – September 29th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x65265404 QUOTE: “Be a fountain, not a drain.” ~ Rex Hudler <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...screamed during a scary movie? <BR> <BR> Yes, I have. <BR> <BR> <BR> Sorry I didn’t post over the weekend. It was a fun, but busy weekend. The women’s conference was truly a blessing. I bought a couple of new dresses and a new shirt. I am loving this shirt and I have a feeling it’s going to be one of my favorites! It’s a blue, turquoise and white large plaid print. I am going to try to go throu... Mon, 26 Sep 2016 08:40:55 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – September 23rd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x65244125 QUOTE: “And that’s the trick. Somehow in looking back, almost any situation seems to have been ok. The challenge is to live that acceptance in the present, not just in memory.” ~ Robert Kull, Solitude <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...eaten a Krispy Kreme donut? <BR> <BR> Yes, I have. <BR> <BR> <BR> Fairly busy day yesterday, but I managed to hit my 10,000. I came home and napped for about an hour or so because I had a headache, then went to see Mom. She’s not nearly so shaky. ... Fri, 23 Sep 2016 08:26:42 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – Sept. 22nd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x65236944 QUOTE: “Thoughts disentangle themselves when they pass through the lips and fingertips.” ~ Dawson Trotman <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...built something out of wood? <BR> <BR> No, I have not. <BR> <BR> <BR> Well, I finally made an appointment for the allergy doctor. Beginning next Monday, I can no longer take my allergy meds until after my appointment. It’s going to be tough and I hope I don’t get a upper respiratory infection or sinus infection. Hopefully, I will find out what i... Thu, 22 Sep 2016 07:55:58 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – September 21st http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x65229367 QUOTE: “I like my feet to be the first footprints in the sand.” ~ Kevin Garnett <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...had your footprints be the first at the beach? <BR> <BR> Yes, I have. I was much smaller then and it was when we were camping a lot. <BR> <BR> <BR> I think I am having a week of Mondays. Jarrod got all the way to the hospital and stepped back to let them know he was there and to find out if she was there already, he was told that she was still at the wound care hospital.... Wed, 21 Sep 2016 08:15:27 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – Sept. 20th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x65222168 QUOTE:“The price of greatness is responsibility over each of your thoughts.” ~ Winston Churchill <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...fallen down in public? <BR> <BR> Yes, I have...on multiple occasions. The first one that pops in my head is when we were heading into the country club for a function and I was wearing my really nice Vera Wang big girl heels...yep, you guessed it, down I went. Ripped my pantyhose, my knee was bleeding. I am not sure if anyone saw me, but it was certainly em... Tue, 20 Sep 2016 08:08:46 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – September 19th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x65214889 QUOTE:“You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.” ~ Oliver Goldsmith <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...baked a cake from scratch? <BR> <BR> Yes and I love doing it! And by baking it from scratch, I know what’s in it! <BR> <BR> <BR> Sorry all, I really thought I would get here this weekend, but it was just crazy busy or we were absolutely exhausted. We managed to get most everything unpacked from the U-Haul that had to be removed and put in the storage buildi... Mon, 19 Sep 2016 08:21:56 EST Returning to Spark People http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6442x65208407 I have been away for a few years but follow Leslie Sansone on Facebook. The group is so positive. Since I left, I have gained a massive amount of weight and have learned that I have a painful, rare fat disorder called Lipedema. However all of that said, I am trusting God for a miracle. I believe He will give me the strength to meet my physical goals. I look forward to the challenges and getting to know some of you - Sparked friends. Sun, 18 Sep 2016 10:59:59 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – September 16th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x65194826 QUOTE: “It is better to make many small steps in the right direction than to make a great leap forward only to stumble backward.” ~ Proverb <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...been to Disney World? <BR> <BR> Yes, my mom, Jarrod (DS25) and I went years ago when he was small. <BR> <BR> <BR> It was hit and miss busy yesterday. I did, however, get my 10,000 steps in a little earlier than usual. So I took the opportunity to slip my shoe off and use the tennis ball to help massage my left fo... Fri, 16 Sep 2016 08:41:16 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – September 15th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x65187538 QUOTE: “The key is to trust in your preparation. You have done all you can, so focus on that fact. You will remain the same person before, during and after the race, so the result, however important, will not define you. The journey is what matters.” ~ Chrissie Wellington, A Life Without Limits <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...been to a professional sporting event? <BR> <BR> Yes, my dad took me to wrestling and I’ve been to several Texas Rangers games. <BR> <BR> <BR> Yesterday felt li... Thu, 15 Sep 2016 08:49:43 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – September 14th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x65180193 QUOTE: “It is going to be tough if you look for the easy way out because very rarely is there an easy way out. There is nothing that replaces hard work.” ~ Arnold Schwarzenegger <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...broken a bone? <BR> <BR> Yes, I broke my hand...as an adult when I fell on the treadmill. <BR> <BR> <BR> Honestly, I got up at 5:15 and started on it. That’s when I’ve been normally getting up, but not what I normally do when I get up. My co-worker appreciated me making her a... Wed, 14 Sep 2016 08:34:32 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – September 13th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x65172773 QUOTE: “Right now you are one choice away from a new beginning – one that leads you toward becoming the fullest human being you can be.” ~ Oprah Winfrey <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...worn braces? <BR> <BR> No, I have not. They were preparing my mouth for braces, but my dad said no. <BR> <BR> <BR> One of these days I’m going to get everything down on my calendar and then something’s going to change. I came home and headed to the grocery store. Came home, put everything up and coo... Tue, 13 Sep 2016 08:24:50 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – September 12th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x65166068 QUOTE: “Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” ~ Will Rogers <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...made clothing yourself? <BR> <BR> I never made clothing specifically, but I do remember making a bag in Home Economics. Do they even still teach Home Economics in schools? <BR> <BR> <BR> It was such a busy day yesterday. I wound up only making it to Costco, but thinking I have enough fruits and veggies that I can manage to get through today and then I... Mon, 12 Sep 2016 08:33:38 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – September 11th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x65159862 QUOTE: “Don’t learn to do, but learn in doing.” ~ Samuel Butler <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Where were you when you got the news about the twin towers? <BR> <BR> I had just gotten to work and we were all crowding into a partner’s office at the law firm that I worked out watching his travel tv as everything unfolded. I will say that it makes me grateful for the firefighters, police officers and volunteers who were able to assist that day and for so many days to follow. <BR> <BR> Sorry I didn’t ge... Sun, 11 Sep 2016 09:27:35 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – Sept. 9th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x65146181 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> QUESTION: When you find what works for you, how often do you have to change things up? <BR> <BR> I know food-wise, I need to change that every week or so for my lunches, etc. or I get so bored that I can’t see straight. Workout-wise, I know things need to change because I’m getting steps and continuing to move at work, but outside of that... Fri, 9 Sep 2016 08:35:47 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – Sept. 7th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x65139165 QUOTE: “You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.” ~ Rosalynn Carter <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever sat on the board of a non-profit or worked closely with a non-profit? <BR> <BR> A friend had requested that I sit on the board of a new society that she wanted to get started to assist those with endometriosis. Having suffered with it myself, I know how important support is. I also work with Conquer Chiari to assist with the walks, etc. eac... Thu, 8 Sep 2016 08:16:50 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – Sept. 6th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x65123693 QUOTE: “Nothing makes me feel better – calmer, clearer and happier – than being in one place, absorbed in a book, a conversation, a piece of music. It’s actually something deeper than mere happiness: it’s joy, which the monk David Steindl-Rast describes as ‘that kind of happiness that doesn’t depend on what happens.'” ~ Pico Iyer <BR> <BR> QUESTION: How did you enjoy your weekend? <BR> <BR> Overall, we enjoyed it. We got to have some family time. The not so pleasant time was taking Jarr... Tue, 6 Sep 2016 08:19:22 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – September 3rd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x65103736 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: I was thinking the last couple of days about my childhood. We used to have a family reunion every year, which seems to have gone by the wayside since our older generation passed. Does anyone still do that anymor... Sat, 3 Sep 2016 08:20:11 EST How Much Weight Can You Lose Before Thanksgiving? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x65097098 Simple rules.. <BR> <BR> 1. get your starting weight/measurements by 9/9 <BR> <BR> 2. weigh on the same day each week, measure at beginning and end <BR> <BR> Thanks for joining..... <BR> Martha <BR> <BR> <BR> Starting Weight: <BR> <BR> September <BR> 9 <BR> 16 <BR> 23 <BR> 30 <BR> <BR> October <BR> 7 <BR> 14 <BR> 21 <BR> 28 <BR> <BR> November <BR> 4 <BR> 11 <BR> 18 Fri, 2 Sep 2016 08:39:02 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – September 2nd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x65096974 QUOTE: “And that’s the trick. Somehow in looking back, almost any situation seems to have been ok. The challenge is to live that acceptance in the present, not just in memory.” ~ Robert Kull, Solitude <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Not focusing on the negative that may have happened in August, but on the positives, what positive thing happened in August? <BR> <BR> I started focusing on getting those 10,000 steps per day again and on eating better. And I realized some of the foods I would splurge o... Fri, 2 Sep 2016 08:20:46 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 09/01 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x65090636 QUOTE: “No one can see their reflection in running water. It is only in still water that we can see.” ~ Zen Proverb <BR> <BR> QUESTION: It’s a new month (where does the time go?), are you ready? Do you have your goals established for the month? <BR> <BR> I’ve been thinking about my goals for the new month this week. While I don’t have everything written down yet, I have an idea of where I want to go/what I want to accomplish this month. I want to be at least 5 pounds lighter by October 1... Thu, 1 Sep 2016 10:09:11 EST September 7 Day - Develop or Get Rid of a Habit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5879x6442x65087879 Pick a 7 day habit that you would like to work on. You can do a different one for each week in the month of June. You might have a habit you would like to get under control or one that you would like to add that will improve your lifestyle habit. If you have something you would like to add to this list feel free to do so. Picking one is a great start. YOU CAN DO IT! <BR> <BR> No soda <BR> No bread <BR> No alcohol <BR> No pasta <BR> No sweets <BR> <BR> 6 or more bottles of water <BR> ... Thu, 1 Sep 2016 00:32:15 EST September Steps, Miles or Minutes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5878x6442x65087845 You choose your goal for how many steps, miles or minutes you think you can walk for September and then lace up those shoes and let's get walking. Every participant will get a goodie. <BR> <BR> September Steps, Miles or Minutes <BR> <BR> Goal: <BR> Actual: <BR> <BR> 1. <BR> 2. <BR> 3. <BR> 4. <BR> 5. <BR> 6. <BR> 7. <BR> Week 1 total: <BR> <BR> 8. <BR> 9. <BR> 10. <BR> 11. <BR> 12. <BR> 13. <BR> 14. <BR> Week 2 Total: <BR> <BR> 15. <BR> 16. <BR> 17. <BR> 18. <BR> ... Thu, 1 Sep 2016 00:23:52 EST September Walk Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5878x6442x65087830 Continue walking this month!! If you're new, get your walk on!! Set a personal goal and go for it! <em>244</em> <BR> Choose your activity and rack up the points. <em>311</em> <BR> <BR> Here's a template to copy and paste and you can edit your same post over and over instead of reposting every time. Choose your option(s) from below &amp; let's get started!! <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. <... Thu, 1 Sep 2016 00:21:17 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – August 31st http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x65082145 QUOTE: “For me, winning isn’t something that happens suddenly on the field when the whistle blows and the crowds roar. Winning is something that builds physically and mentally every day that you train and every night that you dream.” ~ Emmitt Smith <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Are you a fan of DIY? <BR> <BR> Some of it. Honestly, I think that I would not do a good job on some things, but I do enjoy trying some other things. <BR> <BR> Yesterday was not a great day as I was fighting a headache all ... Wed, 31 Aug 2016 08:31:22 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – August 30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x65075584 QUOTE: “Success doesn’t depend on your past or current circumstances. Success depends on your willingness to do what’s required to become successful, and the day you act on that willingness is your first step toward success.” ~ Joachim de Posada, Don’t Eat the Marshmallow… Yet! <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Are you a morning news person or a evening news person or do you get your news from the internet? <BR> <BR> Honestly, since we really don’t turn our tvs on and I think we could almost get rid of t... Tue, 30 Aug 2016 08:38:35 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – August 29th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x65068311 QUOTE: “Children are born awesome. Our job as the adults in their lives is to make sure they know this and to minimize the effect of anyone who might influence them to feel otherwise. When children feel stupid, slow, naughty, troublesome, untrustworthy, incapable or silenced in response to the comments of any adult in their lives, it’s time for us to be their voice.” ~ Hey Sigmund, Good Men Project <BR> <BR> QUESTION: What is for breakfast? <BR> <BR> This morning I had what was left of the ... Mon, 29 Aug 2016 08:17:38 EST QUOTE OF THE DAY - August 27th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x65056547 QUOTE: “Children are born awesome. Our job as the adults in their lives is to make sure they know this and to minimize the effect of anyone who might influence them to feel otherwise. When children feel stupid, slow, naughty, troublesome, untrustworthy, incapable or silenced in response to the comments of any adult in their lives, it’s time for us to be their voice.” ~ Hey Sigmund, Good Men Project <BR> <BR> So, I was sort of expecting this so it wasn't really a surprise. I am up 2 pounds. ... Sat, 27 Aug 2016 11:28:28 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – August 25th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x65041748 QUOTE: “Thoughts disentangle themselves when they pass through the lips and fingertips.” ~ Dawson Trotman <BR> <BR> QUESTION: What’s for dinner tonight? <BR> <BR> Tonight is probably breakfast for dinner. Last night I fixed a Chili Bubble Up Casserole with chili, hot dogs, cheese and biscuits. It was quite tasty but a little heavy. <BR> <BR> Yesterday was just a stressful day. Between getting up later than normal and running out the door late and then getting a call about my mother with... Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:28:21 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – August 24th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x65035064 QUOTE: “One must make the warrior walk his everyday walk.” ~ Miyamoto Musashi <BR> <BR> QUESTION: What one thing would you be interested in learning more about? <BR> <BR> I would like to learn more about canning and preserving foods. <BR> <BR> I seriously felt like pulling my hair out yesterday morning. One of my co-workers had medical tests yesterday morning and the other was out yesterday morning sick. I was all by myself. Answering phones, drafting documents, etc. It made for a str... Wed, 24 Aug 2016 08:43:20 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – August 23rd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x65028178 QUOTE: “Vision without execution is delusion.” ~ Thomas Edison <BR> <BR> QUESTION: What stresses you out? <BR> <BR> This whole situation with my mom. Having too much on the schedule and feeling like there is not enough time to get it done. <BR> <BR> Work hasn’t been super busy, but it comes in fits and starts. I am not complaining, but I do prefer to stay busy. There are still so many things to do this week, but I feel much better knowing that I have a meal plan. Mom’s pain seems to b... Tue, 23 Aug 2016 08:26:29 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – August 22nd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x65021043 QUOTE: “Be a fountain, not a drain.” ~ Rex Hudler <BR> <BR> QUESTION: When do the students in your area start back to school? <BR> <BR> School starts back today for my younger kids. I now have 2 children in high school. Where does the time go?. <BR> <BR> What a crazy weekend! We seemed to be busy all weekend long! Saturday between talking to the staff at the wound care hospital where my mom is, going to the grocery store and Costco, Saturday disappeared quickly. Weigh in was surprisi... Mon, 22 Aug 2016 08:10:04 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – August 19th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x65001533 QUOTE: “You have to be brave with your life so that others can be brave with theirs.” ~ Katherine Center, The Gifts of Imperfection <BR> <BR> QUESTION: What is your favorite smell? <BR> <BR> I think it is definitely bread. Which almost seems funny to me because I don’t really eat a lot of it anymore. <BR> <BR> Well, things don’t not go quite as well as planned. Although, to be honest, after 2 more calls/messages, I finally found out why the case management supervisor didn’t return my cal... Fri, 19 Aug 2016 08:27:41 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – August 18th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x64994715 QUOTE:“Your life is what your thoughts make it.” ~ Marcus Aurelius <BR> <BR> QUESTION: If time/schedule was not an issue, name one thing you would like to do. <BR> <BR> Read, I would like to sit down, not worry about the time and just read. <BR> <BR> So Mom calls yesterday and tells me she’s going to the hospital today for a procedure and when I call, no one can give me information. They said I need to talk to the case manager. I left a message for the supervisor early afternoon and HAVE... Thu, 18 Aug 2016 08:14:14 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – August 17th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x64987921 QUOTE:“For me the joy of athletics has never resided in winning. I derive just as much happiness from the process as from the results. I don’t mind losing as long as I see improvement or I feel I’ve done as well as I possibly could. If I lose, I just go back to the track and work some more.” ~ Jackie Joyner-Kersee <BR> <BR> QUESTION: What is something that you prefer to make from scratch even though it is readily available for purchase? <BR> <BR> Bread. I prefer to make it rather than b... Wed, 17 Aug 2016 08:20:28 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – August 16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x64980918 QUOTE:“One must not allow the clock and the calendar to blind him to the fact that each moment of life is a miracle – and a mystery.” ~ Robin S. Sharma, The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari <BR> <BR> QUESTION: What has made you smile today? <BR> <BR> While it may not seem like a big deal, I smiled today when I realized that my body is adjusting to me getting up earlier again. I went to sleep last night without my FitBit Surge, which has a “silent” alarm that wakes me up at 5:15 a.m. In what I th... Tue, 16 Aug 2016 08:16:01 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – August 15th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x64973904 QUOTE:“I try to avoid looking forward or backward, and try to keep looking upward.” ~ Charlotte Bronte <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Did you accomplish everything that you set out to this weekend? <BR> <BR> No, I did not, but I am happy with what I did accomplish and I got to enjoy some much needed time with family. <BR> <BR> It was such a busy day yesterday, but it was so much fun. Not something we do every day. The younger two kids start two-a-days this week for tennis...and neither of them want... Mon, 15 Aug 2016 08:26:06 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – August 13th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x64962507 QUOTE:“Success, like happiness, cannot be pursued. It must ensue. And it only does so as the unintended side effect of one’s personal dedication to a cause greater than oneself.” ~ Victor Frankl <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Do you use “mini” goals to help you get to your ultimate goal? <BR> <BR> Yes, I do. Sometimes I get overwhelmed looking at the big picture and I need to focus on smaller goals at a time. <BR> <BR> The weather and my head do not go well together. The white light made an appea... Sat, 13 Aug 2016 11:26:56 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – August 12th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x64954614 QUOTE:“For unless one is able to live fully in the present, the future is a hoax. There is no point whatever in making plans for a future which you will never be able to enjoy. When your plans mature, you will still be living for some other future beyond.” ~ Alan Watts, The Book <BR> <BR> QUESTION: For better or worse, what has changed for you in the last 12 months? <BR> <BR> I have found that when I am overwhelmed with things going on with my Mom, my family, etc. that I tend to put my hea... Fri, 12 Aug 2016 08:08:42 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – August 11th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x64947846 QUOTE:“One must not allow the clock and the calendar to blind him to the fact that each moment of life is a miracle – and a mystery.” ~ Robin S. Sharma, The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari <BR> <BR> QUESTION: In the haste of your daily life, what are you not seeing? <BR> <BR> I am sure there are so many things. I was reminded yesterday when I was listening to The Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes that you have to make time for those things that are important. <BR> <BR> Apparently, I have started a b... Thu, 11 Aug 2016 08:04:31 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – August 10th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x64941329 QUOTE:“It’s not bragging if you can back it up.” ~ Muhammad Ali <BR> <BR> QUESTION: I know I have gone through a number of changes while on this journey. What is one big change from when you first started? <BR> <BR> I have learned that moderation is key. I don’t have to eliminate one food or group of foods, I can have it, I just have to plan for it. <BR> <BR> Mom is not so happy, they have decreased her pain medication. I told her I thought it was to make sure she wasn’t being over medi... Wed, 10 Aug 2016 08:25:03 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – August 9th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x64934527 QUOTE:“The only real security in life lies in relishing life’s insecurity.” ~ Scott Peck, The Road Less Traveled <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Which activities make you lose track of time? <BR> <BR> Walking and not having a particular schedule. <BR> <BR> I got the call yesterday from my mom that they went ahead and moved her to a wound care facility. Since her knee and heel don’t seem to be healing, they are having to do something more to make sure she doesn’t get an infection and can heal. I saw ... Tue, 9 Aug 2016 08:25:35 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – August 8th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x64927367 QUOTE:“Life moves forward. The old leaves wither, die and fall away, and the new growth extends forward into the light.” ~ Bryant McGill <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Did you watch the Olympics over the weekend? <BR> <BR> Yes, we did. Not all weekend, but we watched some on Saturday and some on Sunday. <BR> <BR> I feel like I have been on the go most of the weekend. Between the concert on Friday night, DS25’s accident on Saturday and then going with him to get checked out on Sunday, it was a busy ... Mon, 8 Aug 2016 08:11:54 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – August 6th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x64917008 QUOTE:“There are no mistakes in life, only lessons. There is no such thing as a negative experience, only opportunities to grow, learn and advance along the road of self-mastery. From struggle comes strength. Even pain can be a wonderful teacher.” ~ Robin S. Sharma, The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Did you watch the opening ceremonies of the Olympics? <BR> <BR> I did not. DH was sending me pics of the tv though. <BR> <BR> The concert was a lot of fun. I saw women and ... Sat, 6 Aug 2016 14:52:35 EST Walk Away the Pounds Fat Burning http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x64911210 Four complete workouts are on one DVD. I purchased this product almost a year ago, but never did the Walk &amp; Kick. Well this morning I did. I was pleasantly surprised. Boxing moves and kicking and a little bit of everything are included. <BR> <BR> I enjoyed the change of pace. Never did the boxing exercise before! This is a one mile exercise I think. <BR> <BR> The entire DVD runs for 110 minutes, and I did two portions including Power Mile which is challenging! <BR> <BR> I hav... Fri, 5 Aug 2016 14:59:28 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – August 5th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x64908500 QUOTE:“Breathe in the future, breathe out the past. No matter where you are or what you’re going through, always believe that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Never expect, assume, or demand. Just do your best, control the elements you can control, and then let it be. Because once you have done what you can, if it is meant to be, it will happen, or it will show you the next step that needs to be taken.” ~ Marc Chernoff, Blog <BR> <BR> QUESTION: How often do you incorporate strength... Fri, 5 Aug 2016 08:28:23 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – August 4th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x64901656 QUOTE:“Imagine there is a bank account that credits your account each morning with $86,400. It carries over no balance from day to day. Every evening the bank deletes whatever part of the balance you failed to used during the day. What would you do? Draw out every cent, of course? Each of us has such a bank, its name is time. Every morning, it credits you 86,400 seconds. Every night it writes off at a lost, whatever of this you failed to invest to a good purpose. It carries over no balance. I... Thu, 4 Aug 2016 08:18:14 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – August 3rd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x64894611 QUOTE:“Most men make the error of thinking that one day it will be done. They think, ‘If I can work enough, then one day I could rest.’ Or, ‘One day my woman will understand something and then she will stop complaining.’ Or, ‘I’m only doing this now so that one day I can do what I really want with my life.’ The masculine error is to think that eventually things will be different in some fundamental way. They won’t. It never ends. As long as life continues, the creative challenge is to tu... Wed, 3 Aug 2016 08:38:41 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – August 2nd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x64888115 QUOTE:“You learn so much from taking chances, whether they work out or not. Either way, you can grow from the experience and become stronger and smarter.” ~ John Legend <BR> <BR> QUESTION: What can you do today that you were not capable of 5 years ago? <BR> <BR> Hmm, I could not do so many things 5 years ago because I was suffering with migraines so bad that I would be in bed for days. This last week was a reminder of that. <BR> <BR> I had a little too much time on my hands yesterday, but... Tue, 2 Aug 2016 08:49:08 EST August... 7 day Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5879x6442x64884252 Pick a 7 day habit that you would like to work on. You can do a different one for each week in the month of June. You might have a habit you would like to get under control or one that you would like to add that will improve your lifestyle habit. If you have something you would like to add to this list feel free to do so. Picking one is a great start. YOU CAN DO IT! <BR> <BR> No soda <BR> No bread <BR> No alcohol <BR> No pasta <BR> No sweets <BR> <BR> 6 or more bottles of water <BR> ... Mon, 1 Aug 2016 18:32:15 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – August 1st http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x64881122 QUOTE:“When you rise in the morning, greet the day with vigor. During the day, refrain from thinking or saying, ‘I’m confused,’ ‘I’m weak,’ ‘I’m sad,’ ‘I need help.’ At night before you sleep, release all thoughts of sadness, anger, or irritation. Think of pleasant things.” ~ Tempu Nakamura, Budo Secrets <BR> <BR> QUESTION: First day of August, are you excited about what this month can hold for you? <BR> <BR> I can honestly say that I am. I have been trying to focus on being a better me... Mon, 1 Aug 2016 10:10:03 EST August Steps, Miles or Minutes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5878x6442x64878247 You choose your goal for how many steps, miles or minutes you think you can walk for July and then lace up those shoes and let's get walking. Every participant will get a goodie. <BR> <BR> August Steps, Miles or Minutes <BR> <BR> Goal: <BR> Actual: <BR> <BR> 1. <BR> 2. <BR> 3. <BR> 4. <BR> 5. <BR> 6. <BR> 7. <BR> Week 1 total: <BR> <BR> 8. <BR> 9. <BR> 10. <BR> 11. <BR> 12. <BR> 13. <BR> 14. <BR> Week 2 Total: <BR> <BR> 15. <BR> 16. <BR> 17. <BR> 18. <BR> 19. <BR> ... Sun, 31 Jul 2016 23:21:13 EST August Walk Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5878x6442x64878234 Continue walking this month!! If you're new, get your walk on!! Set a personal goal and go for it! emoticon emoticon <BR> Choose your activity and rack up the points. emoticon <BR> <BR> Here's a template to copy and paste and you can edit your same post over and over instead of reposting every time. emoticon Choose your option(s) from below &amp; let's get started!! <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... Sun, 31 Jul 2016 23:19:14 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – July 31st http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x64873894 QUOTE:“Most of my successes in life have come from learning how to be comfortable with being uncomfortable.” ~ Jesse Itzler, Living With A SEAL <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Are your goals changing for August? <BR> <BR> I am focusing on smaller goals right now...so for this coming week, I want to make sure I have a game plan for each meal/snack. <BR> <BR> It was a busy day and then the headache hit. ARGH! So there is still much to do today, but I will push through and get it done! Thankfully, my... Sun, 31 Jul 2016 09:49:02 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – July 30th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x64869035 QUOTE:“In an age of speed, I began to think, nothing could be more invigorating that going slow. In an age of distraction, nothing can feel more luxurious than paying attention. And in an age of constant movement, nothing is more urgent than sitting still. You can go on vacation to Hawaii or New Orleans three months from now, and you’ll have a tremendous time, I’m sure. But if you want to come back feeling new – alive and full of fresh hope and in love with the world – I think the place to vi... Sat, 30 Jul 2016 13:04:56 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – July 29th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x64860785 QUOTE:“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.” ~ Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Do you ever notice that you are doing things without even thinking about it? <BR> <BR> I have before. Honestly, the making of the list, I think, will happen over the weekend so that I can try to start that next week. I know there are many things I do without thinking about it and I would like my mornings to run smoother. <BR> <BR> Spent most o... Fri, 29 Jul 2016 08:20:10 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – July 28th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x64854257 QUOTE:“Trust yourself. Create the kind of life you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into the flames of achievement.” ~ Foster C. McClellan <BR> <BR> QUESTION: How do you start your habits? <BR> <BR> I was listening to an audiobook (shocking right?) and I heard something that I don’t think I have heard before. She said that she made herself a list of everything that she needed to do to get ready in the m... Thu, 28 Jul 2016 08:50:38 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – July 27th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x64847424 QUOTE: “It is going to be tough if you look for the easy way out because very rarely is there an easy way out. There is nothing that replaces hard work.” ~ Arnold Schwarzenegger <BR> <BR> QUESTION: What is one thing that happened yesterday and made you proud? <BR> <BR> My daughter is going to youth camp with the church next week. This child not so long ago was scared to get in front of people and perform. She is so excited because she found out that there is a talent show and she wants ... Wed, 27 Jul 2016 08:26:58 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – July 26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x64840952 QUOTE: “The professional does not wait for inspiration; he acts in anticipation of it.” ~ Steven Pressfield, Turning Pro <BR> <BR> QUESTION: What is one thing you are thankful for on this journey? <BR> <BR> Supportive friends. <BR> <BR> Well, the dreaded migraine reared it’s ugly head last night. Thankfully, I don’t get them as bad as I was several years ago, but it was bad. I did not hit my step goal yesterday. Between jarring my ankle on Sunday morning and the migraine, I wasn’t fe... Tue, 26 Jul 2016 08:25:17 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – July 25th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x64833828 QUOTE: “It is always important to know when something has reached its end. Closing circles, shutting doors, finishing chapters, it doesn’t matter what we call it; what matters is to leave in the past those moments in life that are over.” ~ Paulo Coelho <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Has it gotten easier for you to focus on the positives as the journey continues? <BR> <BR> Definitely! I am more forgiving of myself now than I was at the beginning of the journey. <BR> <BR> While I missed checking in... Mon, 25 Jul 2016 08:18:14 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – July 22nd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x64815646 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: How many hours a week do you spend online? <BR> <BR> I am not certain, but there for awhile I was feeling like it was more than I should. Given that, I try hard to not get online in the evenings except for maybe short periods of time on my Kindle or phone. <BR> <BR... Fri, 22 Jul 2016 08:25:16 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – July 21st http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x64809179 QUOTE: “When you’re trying to motivate yourself, appreciate the fact that you’re even thinking about making a change. And as you move forward, allow yourself to be good enough.” ~ Alice Domar <BR> <BR> QUESTION: If you could go back and give yourself one piece of advice at the beginning of your weight loss journey/journey to being healthier, what would it be? <BR> <BR> Don’t quit! <BR> <BR> Not quite sure what was up with me, but I’m struggling the last few days. Yesterday I was so tir... Thu, 21 Jul 2016 08:31:22 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – July 20th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x64802597 QUOTE: “Training for strength and flexibility is a must. You must use it to support your techniques. Techniques alone are no good if you don’t support them with strength and flexibility.” ~ Bruce Lee <BR> <BR> QUESTION: When you can’t take a vacation but need to get away, how do you handle it? <BR> <BR> Sometimes it’s a staycation, other times it’s taking a weekend trip (like this weekend) or sometimes an overnight trip. <BR> <BR> It was such a super busy day yesterday. My co-worker h... Wed, 20 Jul 2016 08:53:57 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – July 19th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x64795731 QUOTE: “Half the costs of illness are wasted on conditions that could be prevented.” ~ Dr. Joseph Pizzorno <BR> <BR> QUESTION: When is the last time that you have had a physical? <BR> <BR> It’s been a couple of years. Honestly, I need to set up an appointment for myself. <BR> <BR> I was feeling pretty tired yesterday, but I thought it was just the weekend tired catching up with me since I really didn’t sleep late or go to bed early at any point over the weekend. My sweet husband fixed ... Tue, 19 Jul 2016 08:42:04 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – July 18th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x64788627 QUOTE: “A strong body cannot exist without a strong mind. A flexible body cannot exist without a flexible mind. A relaxed body cannot exist without a relaxed mind.” ~ Jesse Enkamp, Karate by Jesse <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Do you own your things or do your things own you? <BR> <BR> I have been thinking for some time that I need to get rid of some things and then I get so emotional about some things...so while I would like to say I own my things, I think that for some of the things, the reverse... Mon, 18 Jul 2016 08:36:08 EST QUOTE of the Day – July 17th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x64782797 QUOTE: “When you’re trying to motivate yourself, appreciate the fact that you’re even thinking about making a change. And as you move forward, allow yourself to be good enough.” ~ Alice Domar <BR> <BR> Such a busy, busy day yesterday with so much going on. I am thankful for the day though and feel like I accomplished a few things anyway. I think I mentioned that I was reading Darlene Faye Schacht's The Good Wife's Guide: Embracing Your Role as a Help Meet, but I am realizing more and more... Sun, 17 Jul 2016 09:31:01 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – July 16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x64778783 QUOTE: “When you rise in the morning, greet the day with vigor. During the day, refrain from thinking or saying, ‘I’m confused,’ ‘I’m weak,’ ‘I’m sad,’ ‘I need help.’ At night before you sleep, release all thoughts of sadness, anger, or irritation. Think of pleasant things.” ~ Tempu Nakamura, Budo Secrets <BR> <BR> This week has been up and down. So much going on. We did get to the drive in last night despite the storms that came through earlier in the day. I ate WAY more than I should... Sat, 16 Jul 2016 15:49:00 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 07/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x64771583 QUOTE: “To become a champion, fight one more round.” ~ James Corbitt <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Did you pause to celebrate the last time you accomplished a goal, big or small? <BR> <BR> I don't think I did. I need to pay closer attention to those things for myself. <BR> <BR> I apologize for the late start, but I decided to take some time and just enjoy coffee with my husband. We are attempting to go to the drive-in yet again. I do hope that the weather does not thwart us again. We have so man... Fri, 15 Jul 2016 11:38:30 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – July 14th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x64763354 QUOTE: This one is short and simple because it struck me. Mood: You decide :(: <BR> <BR> QUESTION: What do you think about when you lie awake in bed? <BR> <BR> Usually I think about whatever it is that is causing me to be anxious. <BR> <BR> My quest for 25,000 steps continues. I thought I might hit it yesterday, but I think I need to back off a little today. My ankle (the one I had surgery on) is really tender right now. Even my strap barely touching it yesterday was causing me pa... Thu, 14 Jul 2016 08:36:05 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – July 13th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x64756550 QUOTE: “If you can see yourself doing something, you can do it. If you can’t see yourself doing something, usually you can’t achieve it.” ~ SEAL, Living With A SEAL <BR> <BR> QUESTION: There is so much about this journey that is mental. How do you keep your subconscious from sabotaging you? <BR> <BR> Someone suggested the other day that it helped to focus on other goals and getting healthy was a side effect of getting to the other goals. So I decided to start focus on other things...bein... Wed, 13 Jul 2016 08:32:11 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – July 12th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x64749328 QUOTE: “Trust yourself. Create the kind of life you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into the flames of achievement.” ~ Foster C. McClellan <BR> <BR> QUESTION: I’m learning more and more that this journey to a healthier me includes learning things about myself. Are there things that you couldn’t have in your pantry or refrigerator in the beginning that you can now? <BR> <BR> Honestly, there are so many th... Tue, 12 Jul 2016 08:49:20 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – July 10th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x64741556 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 <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever kept a gratitude journal? <BR> <BR> I have talked about it and written things down while journalling, but I have not kept a journal solely for that purpos... Mon, 11 Jul 2016 08:26:35 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – July 9th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x64729189 QUOTE: “Wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.” ~ Martin Luther King Jr. <BR> <BR> QUESTION: When was the last time you tried something new? <BR> <BR> Exercise equipment wise, Thursday but more of the same yesterday. I mentioned my sweet husband bought and put together an under-desk elliptical for me. I used it for about an hour and a half yesterday. I broke a sweat and definitely had to turn some fans on to get some air going because it was hot. Food-wise, Tuesday. ... Sat, 9 Jul 2016 10:49:36 EST QUOTE OF THE DAY - July 8th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x64721349 QUOTE: “Those who are not looking for happiness are the most likely to find it, because those who are searching forget that the surest way to be happy is to seek happiness for others.” ~ Martin Luther King Jr. <BR> <BR> I am sorry, but my mind is reeling as I’m watching the news and I can’t seem to find a question this morning. This shooting in downtown Dallas was a little too close to home. It makes my heart hurt that hate has become so commonplace and that people move towards revenge. M... Fri, 8 Jul 2016 08:18:53 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – July 7th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x64714251 QUOTE: “Should you shield the canyons from the windstorms you would never see the true beauty of their carvings.” ~ Elisabeth Kübler-Ross <BR> <BR> QUESTION: How do you break through the “mental” roadblock that seems to pop up during weight loss journeys? <BR> <BR> I struggle with this, to be honest. I seem to be taking various bits of books I have read/heard (listening to audiobooks) and trying to use that to help me move forward. I feel like I’ve been in a cycle where I can’t seem to ge... Thu, 7 Jul 2016 08:26:26 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – July 6th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x64706707 QUOTE:“Move on. It’s just a chapter in the past. But don’t close the book, just turn the page.” ~ Unknown <BR> <BR> QUESTION: If you had to live a week without internet, what will you do to keep yourself busy? <BR> <BR> While I think initially, I would go a little crazy, I think that I would do the things I did when I was younger, read, cross stitch, sew or other little projects. I am finding that there are many things that I did when I was younger that I am enjoying again. <BR> <BR>... Wed, 6 Jul 2016 08:27:27 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – July 5th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x64699328 QUOTE:“Getting started is a form of active inspiration that naturally produces momentum. You have probably experienced this phenomenon before. For example, going for a run may seem overwhelming or exhausting just to think about before you begin, but if you can muster up the energy to start jogging, you’ll often find that you become more motivated to finish as you go. In other words, it’s easier to finish the run than it was to start it in the first place.” ~ James Clear, Blog <BR> <BR> QUEST... Tue, 5 Jul 2016 08:13:32 EST July Walk Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5878x6442x64676385 Continue walking this month!! If you're new, get your walk on!! Set a personal goal and go for it! emoticon emoticon <BR> Choose your activity and rack up the points. emoticon <BR> <BR> Here's a template to copy and paste and you can edit your same post over and over instead of reposting every time. emoticon Choose your option(s) from below &amp; let's get started!! <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 sev... Fri, 1 Jul 2016 20:51:23 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – July 1st http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x64671675 QUOTE:“When you’re trying to motivate yourself, appreciate the fact that you’re even thinking about making a change. And as you move forward, allow yourself to be good enough.” ~ Alice Domar <BR> <BR> QUESTION: It’s the first of July, have you adjusted your goals or do they remain about the same? <BR> <BR> I am trying to focus on smaller goals. Preparing my lunch and snacks that way I’m less likely to run down to the deli along with trying to hit my step goal. <BR> <BR> It was not as lon... Fri, 1 Jul 2016 08:13:29 EST July... 7 day Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5879x6442x64670492 Pick a 7 day habit that you would like to work on. You can do a different one for each week in the month of June. You might have a habit you would like to get under control or one that you would like to add that will improve your lifestyle habit. If you have something you would like to add to this list feel free to do so. Picking one is a great start. YOU CAN DO IT! <BR> <BR> No soda <BR> No bread <BR> No alcohol <BR> No pasta <BR> No sweets <BR> <BR> 6 or more bottles of water <BR> ... Fri, 1 Jul 2016 02:46:19 EST July http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5879x6442x64670487 Pick a 7 day habit that you would like to work on. You can do a different one for each week in the month of June. You might have a habit you would like to get under control or one that you would like to add that will improve your lifestyle habit. If you have something you would like to add to this list feel free to do so. Picking one is a great start. YOU CAN DO IT! <BR> <BR> No soda <BR> No bread <BR> No alcohol <BR> No pasta <BR> No sweets <BR> <BR> 6 or more bottles of water <BR> ... Fri, 1 Jul 2016 02:42:38 EST July Steps, Miles or Minutes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5878x6442x64670474 You choose your goal for how many steps, miles or minutes you think you can walk for July and then lace up those shoes and let's get walking. Every participant will get a goodie. <BR> <BR> July Steps, Miles or Minutes <BR> <BR> 1. <BR> 2. <BR> 3. <BR> 4. <BR> 5. <BR> 6. <BR> 7. <BR> Week 1 total: <BR> <BR> 8. <BR> 9. <BR> 10. <BR> 11. <BR> 12. <BR> 13. <BR> 14. <BR> Week 2 Total: <BR> <BR> 15. <BR> 16. <BR> 17. <BR> 18. <BR> 19. <BR> 20. <BR> 21. <BR> Week 3 Total... Fri, 1 Jul 2016 02:28:23 EST How Much Weight or Inches Can you Lose Before 9/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x64668580 Simple rules.. <BR> <BR> 1. get your starting weight/measurements by 7/8 <BR> <BR> 2. weigh on the same day each week, measure at beginning and end <BR> <BR> Thanks for joining..... <BR> Martha <BR> <BR> <BR> Starting Weight: <BR> July <BR> <BR> 8 <BR> 15 <BR> 22 <BR> 29 <BR> <BR> August <BR> <BR> 5 <BR> 12 <BR> 19 <BR> 26 <BR> <BR> September <BR> 2 Thu, 30 Jun 2016 19:18:38 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – June 30th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x64664524 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: What did your life teach you yesterday? <BR> <BR> That I need to take better care of me and to stop putting everyone else’s needs before my own. <BR> <BR> Last night seemed like a super long day at the office. I really have to start getting up and stepping down the hall or something for lunch. I know we have a kitchen in our... Thu, 30 Jun 2016 08:24:16 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – June 29th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x64657159 QUOTE:“People give up so fast because they tend to look at how far they still have to go, instead of how far they have gotten.” ~ Unknown <BR> ^^I have been trying focus on looking at what I have accomplished.. <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever regretted something you did not say or do? <BR> <BR> Yes. <BR> <BR> Yesterday was busy at the office and then we went bike shopping. DD14 has outgrown the bike she has and DS25 didn’t have one at all and DS16, DD14 and DS25 all had to get helmets... Wed, 29 Jun 2016 08:36:16 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – June 28th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x64649573 QUOTE:“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t – you’re right.” ~ Henry Ford <BR> ^^I was reminded of this quote while listening to Candace Cameron Bure’s book and thought it was a good one to share again. <BR> <BR> QUESTION: What music do you listen to to lift your spirits when you’re feeling down? <BR> <BR> I have to say it depends, but definitely upbeat. There are times when it would be music from the 70’s or 80’s or even the 60’s. A lot of 70’s music reminds me of my childh... Tue, 28 Jun 2016 08:29:35 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – June 27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x64642257 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: If you had a friend that you spoke to the same way you speak to yourself, how long do you think that person would allow you to be your friend? <BR> <BR> When the negative self talk starts, she wouldn’t be my friend very long. I do try not to talk down about myself, but sometimes old habits take hold. <BR> <BR> It was another busy day y... Mon, 27 Jun 2016 08:24:17 EST QUOTE OF THE DAY JUNE 26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x64635310 QUOTE:“Physical fitness can neither be achieved by wishful thinking nor outright purchase.” ~ Joseph Pilates <BR> <BR> We had a busy morning yesterday. I headed to weigh in then stopped at a local hispanic grocery store for avocados, mangos (two kinds), oranges, bottled water, tortillas and some drinkable yogurts for the kids. Came home, unloaded and headed to Costco for more stuff. I didn’t get to go to the farmer’s market so I’m hoping to go today. Along with another trip to the grocer... Sun, 26 Jun 2016 09:32:53 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – June 24th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x64621398 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: Is stealing to feed a starving child wrong? <BR> <BR> While I understand the reasoning behind it, I do still believe that it is wrong. <BR> <BR> We had a most frustrating situation yesterday. Teenagers trying to be independent and handle th... Fri, 24 Jun 2016 08:35:01 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – June 23rd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x64614437 QUOTE: “Only he who has the courage to write the word ‘end’ can find the strength to write the word ‘beginning.'” ~ Zen Proverb <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Which activities make you lose track of time? <BR> <BR> Walking at the beach or in a wooded area or even on trails with beautiful scenery makes me lose track of time. <BR> <BR> Another late night last night, but on a positive note, I spent about 2 hours grocery shopping. I feel positive that I was able to get it done. Also, I am excited that... Thu, 23 Jun 2016 08:02:30 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – June 22nd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x64607531 QUOTE: “You cannot exercise much power without gratitude because it is gratitude that keeps you connected with power. The creative power within us makes us into the image of that to which we give our attention. The grateful mind is constantly fixed upon the best, therefore it will receive the best.” ~ Wallace Wattles, The Science of Getting Rich <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Do you celebrate the things you do have? <BR> <BR> I don’t celebrate what I have nearly as often as I should. Definitely some... Wed, 22 Jun 2016 08:36:17 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – June 21st http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x64600452 QUOTE: “An hour of basketball feels like 15 minutes. An hour on a treadmill feels like a weekend in traffic school.” ~ David Walters <BR> <BR> QUESTION: How do you find fitness that fits you? <BR> <BR> I have tried various things and, for me, Zumba is always a good choice even if I have to modify or any sort of dance, really. I always enjoyed dancing so it feels like it flies by for me. <BR> <BR> My mom’s roommate is being very sweet to my mom. She’s given up her tv remote for the tim... Tue, 21 Jun 2016 08:25:20 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 06/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x64594472 QUOTE: “We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.” ~ Martin Luther King Jr. <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Are you holding on to any past mistakes? <BR> <BR> Honestly, I have tried to let go of past mistakes. If there are any remaining, I will do my best to deal with them and move forward. <BR> <BR> Mom finally got moved into her new room on Saturday morning. She seems to be getting along well so far with her new roommate. I hope that continues. She seems to be a bit of... Mon, 20 Jun 2016 11:38:02 EST QUOTE OF THE DAY - JUNE 18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x64580913 QUOTE: “You cannot exercise much power without gratitude because it is gratitude that keeps you connected with power. The creative power within us makes us into the image of that to which we give our attention. The grateful mind is constantly fixed upon the best, therefore it will receive the best.” ~ Wallace Wattles, The Science of Getting Rich <BR> <BR> I got positive news last night, but not quite sure how they are going to make it happen, but Mom is moving into a new room. We met her ne... Sat, 18 Jun 2016 10:08:23 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – June 17th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x64573943 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 <BR> <BR> QUESTION: What is your most valuable skill? <BR> <BR> Well, I guess that depends on the context and who you ask, but I think my DH would say that one of my most valuable skills ... Fri, 17 Jun 2016 08:39:48 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – June 16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x64567306 QUOTE: “We will never create anything more powerful or significant than our lives..” ~ Erwin Raphael McManus, The Artisan Soul <BR> <BR> QUESTION: What do you wish you spent more time doing five years ago? <BR> <BR> While it doesn’t seem like it’s been that long, I wish I’d spent more time dancing and enjoying Nia. <BR> <BR> The hospital released my mother yesterday to the long term care facility. DH went and picked up her stuff from rehab. I must say it annoys me that every time she h... Thu, 16 Jun 2016 08:31:29 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 06/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x64561325 QUOTE: “Truly enlightened people never seek to be like others. Rather, they seek to be superior to their former selves. Don’t race against others. Race against yourself.” ~ Robin S. Sharma, The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari <BR> <BR> QUESTION: What did you dream about last night? <BR> <BR> I’m not sure I had a dream last night. <BR> <BR> They have determined that my mom is anemic so they kept her another night so that they could give her another unit of blood. It is stressful dealing wit... Wed, 15 Jun 2016 10:27:19 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – June 14th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x64553316 QUOTE: “Its not how hard you hit, but how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward.” ~ Rocky Balboa <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Where do you go and what do you do to wind down/relax? <BR> <BR> I have had several options in the past, but most recently it seems to be going for a pedi or taking a bubble bath. <BR> <BR> Mom’s surgery went well but they wanted to watch her overnight. It made for a late night at the hospital. There was a misunderstanding with the rehab and I have a feeling we’ll... Tue, 14 Jun 2016 08:14:11 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – June 13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x64546341 QUOTE: “To surpass the deeds of others is unimportant; to surpass my own deeds is all.” ~ Og Mandino, The Greatest Salesman in the World <BR> <BR> QUESTION: “Would you rather die peacefully among friends at age 50, or painfully and alone at age 80?” <BR> <BR> I think it would be peacefully among friends/family. <BR> <BR> The weekend was not overly busy and we honestly didn’t do too much other than the Farmer’s Market and taking DS25’s dog to the vet. At the Farmer’s Market, we picked up... Mon, 13 Jun 2016 08:24:18 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – June 10th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x64527077 QUOTE: “The hardest thing about exercise is to start doing it. Once you are doing exercise regularly, the hardest thing is to stop it.” ~ Erin Gray <BR> <BR> QUESTION: I have found for myself that the quote above is definitely true, but once you start down that slippery slope of making excuses that it is tough to get started again. How do you keep from sliding down that slippery slope? <BR> <BR> My step goal is definitely helping me. I haven’t bumped it to 10,000 yet and know I need to... Fri, 10 Jun 2016 08:17:35 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – June 9th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x64520264 QUOTE: “The best way to change long-term behavior is with short-term feedback.” ~ Seth Godin <BR> <BR> ^^I think this is why I have been trying to focus more on mini-goals. <BR> <BR> QUESTION: I read one of Chris Powell’s books a while back and something that I read resonated with me. He said that the reason that you need to start out with smaller goals that you know that you can attain is because we have lied to ourselves for so long, we have to rebuild trust with ourselves. What small ... Thu, 9 Jun 2016 08:25:23 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – June 8th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x64513261 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: Please share one blessing with us or change an unhappy thought into a more positive one. <BR> <BR> I am blessed with an amazing family. I am focusing on small changes knowing that my body will change. <BR> <BR> Did not make it to the chiropractor yeste... Wed, 8 Jun 2016 08:30:38 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – June 7th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x64506503 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> ^^I know I have been guilty of that one. Trying to do better about it myself. <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Now that the Farmer’s Markets are in full swing around here, what’s last new fruit/veggie that you have tried? <BR> <BR> I think the last new veggie was din... Tue, 7 Jun 2016 08:25:52 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – June 6th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x64498856 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: Have you ever...gotten a tattoo? <BR> <BR> No and it’s not something I ever see myself doing, but I have multiple family members that have them. <BR> <BR> Yesterday was a good day overall. Got up and headed to church and then to see my Mom. Did s... Mon, 6 Jun 2016 08:25:58 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – June 5th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x64492491 QUOTE: “The man who has no imagination has no wings.” ~ Muhammad Ali <BR> <BR> Apparently the powers that be are working against us for the drive-in, but we had a nice evening anyway. We had Italian food and then went to get gelato and to Barnes and Noble. I must admit that I was very tempted by the Nook. They are not badly priced. One of my friends at church (Linda it’s Daphryne that does the challenges with us) suggested I get it so we could share books. Her brother and mother share b... Sun, 5 Jun 2016 09:41:07 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – June 3rd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x64478576 QUOTE: “Only he who has the courage to write the word ‘end’ can find the strength to write the word ‘beginning.'” ~ Zen Proverb <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...seen the Grand Canyon in person? <BR> <BR> No, but it is on my to do list! <BR> <BR> It was such a yucky day weather wise. We have been under flash flooding advisory/warning all week. We were planning on going to the drive in tonight since we got washed out last time. I hope that we can still make it. I have so many thin... Fri, 3 Jun 2016 08:18:26 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – June 2nd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x64471397 QUOTE: “Persistence isn’t using the same tactics over and over. That’s just annoying. Persistence is having the same goal over and over.” ~ Seth Godin, Whatcha Gonna Do With That Duck? <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...worked in a pub? <BR> <BR> No. <BR> <BR> It was another busy day at the office. My other co-worker should be working from home today so hopefully I can make some calls today about long term care for Mom and trying to get some answers from rehab. My DD was shocked t... Thu, 2 Jun 2016 08:37:00 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – June 1st http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x64463016 QUOTE: “Success usually comes down to choosing the pain of discipline over the ease of distraction.” ~ James Clear, Blog <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...cried yourself to sleep? <BR> <BR> Yes, I have. <BR> <BR> Yesterday was such a busy day at the office. There was much to do and one co-worker was out and the new girl was there, which helps, but as she’s still adjusting to our systems, it isn’t quite the same. I suspect today will also be busy again. I desperately need to go to ... Wed, 1 Jun 2016 08:22:31 EST June Steps, Miles or Minutes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5878x6442x64461187 You choose your goal for how many steps, miles or minutes you think you can walk for May and then lace up those shoes and let's get walking. Every participant will get a goodie. <BR> <BR> June Steps, Miles or Minutes emoticon <BR> <BR> <BR> 1. <BR> 2. <BR> 3. <BR> 4. <BR> 5. <BR> 6. <BR> 7. <BR> Week 1 total: <BR> <BR> 8. <BR> 9. <BR> 10. <BR> 11. <BR> 12. <BR> 13. <BR> 14. <BR> Week 2 Total: <BR> <BR> 15. <BR> 16. <BR> 17. <BR> 18. <BR> 19. <BR> 20. <BR> 21. <B... Wed, 1 Jun 2016 00:07:59 EST June Walk Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5878x6442x64461174 Continue walking this month!! If you're new, get your walk on!! Set a personal goal and go for it! <em>311</em> <em>57</em> <BR> Choose your activity and rack up the points. emoticon <BR> <BR> Here's a template to copy and paste and you can edit your same post over and over instead of reposting every time. emoticon Choose your option(s) from below &amp; let's get started!! <BR> <BR> Option A: For the videos,1 pt per mile, 5 pts entire video (only one bonus per day), 10 pts six d... Wed, 1 Jun 2016 00:05:42 EST June... 7 day Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5879x6442x64457321 Pick a 7 day habit that you would like to work on. You can do a different one for each week in the month of June. You might have a habit you would like to get under control or one that you would like to add that will improve your lifestyle habit. If you have something you would like to add to this list feel free to do so. Picking one is a great start. YOU CAN DO IT! <BR> <BR> No soda <BR> No bread <BR> No alcohol <BR> No pasta <BR> No sweets <BR> <BR> 6 or more bottles of water <BR> ... Tue, 31 May 2016 12:37:32 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – May 31st http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x64455407 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: Have you ever...ever owned your dream car? <BR> <BR> I can’t say it’s much of a dream car, but I had always wanted a CRV and then finally got one when my Buick laid down years ago. <BR> <BR> I decided to take a break from most internet this weekend. I just felt like I needed to take some time. I did get some good ... Tue, 31 May 2016 08:21:20 EST Exercise for the week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x64438819 I walked for 30 minutes <BR> Yoga video for 20 minutes <BR> Bike for 30 minutes <BR> <BR> Still trying to increase exercise time since I hurt my back. Sat, 28 May 2016 16:12:13 EST How Much Weight or Inches Can you Lose Before 7/4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x64431693 Simple rules.. <BR> <BR> 1. get your starting weight/measurements during the week of 5/27-31 <BR> <BR> 2. weigh on the same day each week, measure at beginning and end <BR> <BR> Thanks for joining..... <BR> Martha <BR> <BR> <BR> Starting Weight: <BR> June <BR> <BR> 1 <BR> 8 <BR> 15 <BR> 22 <BR> 29 <BR> <BR> Fri, 27 May 2016 12:14:03 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – May 27th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x64430164 QUOTE: “A healthy outside starts from the inside.” ~ Robert Urich <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...driven over 100mph? <BR> <BR> Yes, I have. In 2005 when my mom was having chest pains and I was working an hour away and she wouldn’t go to the hospital until I got home. Thankfully I got to her safe and she was ultimately okay. <BR> <BR> This rain is certainly not helping me get better, but I am certain that the garden and the tomatoes need the water. I don’t think I have mentioned i... Fri, 27 May 2016 08:17:41 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – May 26th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x64423368 QUOTE: “A healthy outside starts from the inside.” ~ Robert Urich <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...laughed so much you cried? <BR> <BR> Yes, I definitely have. <BR> <BR> I am sorry I did not post yesterday but I did not even get out of the bed other than to go to the bathroom. My boss suggested I go home on Tuesday afternoon so I called the doctor and was able to get in that afternoon. Upper respiratory infection. I started on antibiotics on Tuesday evening and then started running... Thu, 26 May 2016 08:44:27 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – May 24th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x64409487 QUOTE: “You will fail at some point in your life. Accept it. You will lose. You will embarrass yourself. You will stink at something. There is no doubt about it. … Never be discouraged. Never hold back. Give everything you’ve got. And when you fall throughout life — and maybe even tonight after a few too many glasses of champagne — fall forward.” ~ Denzel Washington (modified this a little to make it board appropriate) <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...made prank phone calls? <BR> <BR> ... Tue, 24 May 2016 08:21:59 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – May 23rd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x64402201 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> QUESTION: Have you ever...gone to a drive-in movie? <BR> <BR> Yes, I have. There is one that is far enough away that it would be fun to go to, but not so close that we would not have to plan for it. <BR> <BR> I am feeling like it was a productive day, although I re... Mon, 23 May 2016 08:08:57 EST QUOTE OF THE DAY- May 22nd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x64396033 QUOTE: “John Wooden, the legendary basketball coach, says you aren’t a failure until you start to blame. What he means is that you can still be in the process of learning from your mistakes until you deny them.” ~ Carol Dweck, Mindset <BR> <BR> So much to do but I started feeling bad yesterday so I listened to my body and laid down for awhile. Sore throat, coughing, headache, and general yuckiness. Most people in my house had it already and then my co-worker coughing and sucking on cough ... Sun, 22 May 2016 09:40:36 EST QUOTE OF THE DAY- May 21st http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x64390086 QUOTE: “A free man is free to acknowledge his fears, without hiding them, or hiding from them. Live with your lips pressed against your fears, kissing your fears, neither pulling back nor aggressively violating them.” ~ David Deida, The Way of the Superior Man <BR> <BR> So, I’m not going to lie...I think my DD14 did an amazing job. She was complaining last night that she messed up, but no one noticed really. There were girls in front of us commenting on everyone’s performances, but DD’s w... Sat, 21 May 2016 11:10:40 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day –May 20th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x64382514 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> QUESTION: Have you ever...sung karaoke?? <BR> <BR> I don’t think I have. I should some day, I sing constantly, but have not. <BR> <BR> Yesterday was a bit of a crazy day! I did go to weigh in last night for the first time in awhile. I gained 2 pounds, which to be honest, I needed to se... Fri, 20 May 2016 08:29:15 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 05/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x64376816 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: Have you ever… donated blood? <BR> <BR> Yes, I used to do it every 8 weeks. <BR> Thu, 19 May 2016 10:43:31 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – May 18th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x64368551 QUOTE: “Nothing makes me feel better – calmer, clearer and happier – than being in one place, absorbed in a book, a conversation, a piece of music. It’s actually something deeper than mere happiness: it’s joy, which the monk David Steindl-Rast describes as ‘that kind of happiness that doesn’t depend on what happens.'” ~ Pico Iyer <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...been camping in a tent? <BR> <BR> Yep, most of my childhood. <BR> <BR> I thought I was going to need to reschedule my weigh... Wed, 18 May 2016 08:36:52 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – May 17th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x64361320 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: Have you ever...repelled down a building/tower? <BR> <BR> No and can’t say I really want to. <BR> <BR> So I got a call from the rehab facility about my mom, she has not wanted to actively participate in therapy apparently. I had talked to her about it earlier last week and she seemed to... Tue, 17 May 2016 08:19:20 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – May 16th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x64353970 QUOTE: “When you are tough on yourself, life is going to be infinitely easier on you.” ~ Zig Ziglar <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...been on a cruise? <BR> <BR> No, but I’ve heard good things. <BR> <BR> Yes, it was another busy day in the Walton house yesterday. There still seems like so much to do, but I feel like we are making a little progress. DH got the yard treated and all the dog bedding got washed and we purchased new for 3 of the dogs. We have not had this problem before, ... Mon, 16 May 2016 08:37:34 EST QUOTE OF THE DAY- May 15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x64347584 QUOTE: “All worthwhile journeys have big obstacles. It’s the way of the world. The rewards go to those who can push through those trying moments and still manage to keep a smile on their face.” ~ Bear Grylls <BR> <BR> So apparently there was a miscommunication with the rehab and Mom will not be released today. I’m not sure who put it on her board, but I confirmed with the front desk that she is not scheduled for check-out today or on Monday. She’s asked the social worker to contact me to f... Sun, 15 May 2016 10:13:57 EST QUOTE OF THE DAY- May 14TH http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x64340663 QUOTE: “Noticing the problem does not change the problem. While of course, awareness is a critical first step, action is the absolute necessary step.” ~ Sevan Apollo Poetry, Good Men Project <BR> <BR> Today there is going to be so much going on that I hope I can get everything done. They have apparently decided to release my mom, but no one even bothered to call me or anything else, which is a little frustrating. The house is full but we will figure out how to make it work. Sadly, though,... Sat, 14 May 2016 09:49:11 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – May 13th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x64333273 QUOTE: “The beginning of a habit is like an invisible thread, but every time we repeat the act we strengthen the strand, add to it another filament, until it becomes a great cable and binds us irrevocably, thought and act.” ~ Orison Swett Marden <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...played in a band? <BR> <BR> No, not really anything I ever wanted to do. <BR> <BR> Generally speaking I drink quite a bit of water, but I’ve been trying to amp it up with this infection. Although I was thinkin... Fri, 13 May 2016 08:26:32 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 05/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x64327208 QUOTE: “Angels can fly because they take themselves lightly; devils fall because of their gravity.” ~ G. K. Chesterton <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever…been on tv? <BR> <BR> I don’t think so. I know my DH has. <BR> <BR> Apparently my body was not happy with my water consumption during the morning yesterday and decided I needed to pay attention by making me feel like I was being stabbed with an ice pick. I am definitely trying to pick up the water consumption so that I don’t have that ... Thu, 12 May 2016 10:21:16 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 05/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x64319844 QUOTE: “Right now you are one choice away from a new beginning – one that leads you toward becoming the fullest human being you can be.” ~ Oprah Winfrey <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...Been in a newspaper? <BR> <BR> Yes, when I was younger. I was walking in the Relay for Life, which for our area was quite small. <BR> <BR> I was relieved to find out that I did not have kidney stones. Apparently this is a severe kidney infection because I have never experienced anything like this. I... Wed, 11 May 2016 09:32:51 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – May 10th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x64312313 QUOTE: “The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on, rely on, or blame. The gift is yours, it is an amazing journey, and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. This is the day your life really begins.” ~ Bob Moawad <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...Paid for a meal with coins only? <BR> <BR> Yes, when I was younger. <BR> <BR> So the CT took much longer than anticipated, but it was done. CareNow d... Tue, 10 May 2016 07:51:35 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 05/09 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x64305490 QUOTE: “The harder you fall, the higher you bounce.” ~ Unknown <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...eaten just cookies, cake or ice cream for dinner? <BR> <BR> Yes, I have. In fact, just a few weeks ago. <BR> <BR> Sorry I was MIA yesterday. I do hope that everyone had a great Mother’s Day. I was in bed praying that this pain would ease. I pretty much spent the entire weekend on pain meds (and antibiotics) hoping that this would ease and hopefully be gone by today. I hate this becau... Mon, 9 May 2016 09:27:48 EST QUOTE of the Day - May 7th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x64293140 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> So I had finally had all I could take of the pain yesterday and went to CareNow last evening. Two hours later, x-rays and blood work, I got a shot in my hip and referred over for a CT. The doctor thinks I have kidney stones. I have never experienced them and hope that I never have this... Sat, 7 May 2016 10:15:41 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – May 6th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x64285303 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: Have you ever...visited Washington? <BR> <BR> I have not been to Washington State or Washington D.C., but D.C. is definitely on my list of places to go. <BR> <BR> All of the end of the school year banquets are upon us. Last night was DS16 (gosh it’s weird to type that) for tennis. His best friend David, who is a senior this year, ... Fri, 6 May 2016 08:35:07 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – May 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x64278804 QUOTE: The most pernicious aspect of procrastination is that it can become a habit. We don’t just put off our lives today; we put them off till our deathbed. Never forget: This very moment, we can change our lives. There never was a moment, and never will be, when we are without the power to alter our destiny.” ~ Steven Pressfield, The War of Art <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...visited Las Vegas?? <BR> <BR> No, I haven’t, but I would like to. <BR> <BR> I came straight home yesterda... Thu, 5 May 2016 10:11:32 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – May 4th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x64270174 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> QUESTION: Have you ever...visited Hawaii?? <BR> <BR> No, I haven’t, but I would like to. <BR> <BR> I was concerned about my pain level at the end of the day, especially after sitting and having dinner. I was in debate about whether to go see mom or wait until after dinner, but since I wa... Wed, 4 May 2016 08:13:36 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – May 3rd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x64262871 QUOTE: “You will fail at some point in your life. Accept it. You will lose. You will embarrass yourself. You will suck at something. There is no doubt about it. … Never be discouraged. Never hold back. Give everything you’ve got. And when you fall throughout life — and maybe even tonight after a few too many glasses of champagne — fall forward.” ~ Denzel Washington <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...gone on a blind date? <BR> <BR> I am trying to remember, but I don’t think I have. <BR>... Tue, 3 May 2016 08:34:54 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – May 2nd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x64254896 QUOTE: “However bright or dim we are, we will still make mistakes. If I kept a diary of all the bad decisions I have made in my life, it would be too thick to carry. But as in most things, it may take a bundle of mistakes to arrive at something sublime, just as it takes thousands of flowers to produce a few drops of perfume.” ~ Thomas Moore, Original Self <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...fired a gun? <BR> <BR> Yes, I have. <BR> <BR> I have to say that if this is a dislocated rib o... Mon, 2 May 2016 08:25:08 EST QUOTE OF THE DAY- May 1st http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x64247315 QUOTE: “What’s tough is to go out and work hard on the things that you don’t do very well.” ~ Pete Rose <BR> <BR> I took some time yesterday to get some food prepped. Pulled pork (with barbecue sauce), the fryer chicken got cooked and I put the chicken breasts in a bag with some water and pesto to marinate overnight. I’ll cook them today with a little mozzarella and tomato slices on top. I found several other recipes on Pinterest yesterday that look like they would also be good options. ... Sun, 1 May 2016 10:10:06 EST May Steps, Miles or Minutes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5878x6442x64243041 You choose your goal for how many steps, miles or minutes you think you can walk for May and then lace up those shoes and let's get walking. Every participant will get a goodie. <BR> <BR> May Steps, Miles or Minutes <em>311</em> <BR> <BR> 1. <BR> 2. <BR> 3. <BR> 4. <BR> 5. <BR> 6. <BR> 7. <BR> Week 1 total: <BR> <BR> 8. <BR> 9. <BR> 10. <BR> 11. <BR> 12. <BR> 13. <BR> 14. <BR> Week 2 Total: <BR> <BR> 15. <BR> 16. <BR> 17. <BR> 18. <BR> 19. <BR> 20. <BR> 21. <BR... Sat, 30 Apr 2016 18:32:09 EST May Walk Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5878x6442x64243026 Continue walking this month!! If you're new, get your walk on!! Set a personal goal and go for it! <em>311</em> <em>313</em> <BR> Choose your activity and rack up the points. <em>216</em> <BR> <BR> Here's a template to copy and paste and you can edit your same post over and over instead of reposting every time. emoticon Choose your option(s) from below &amp; let's get started!! <BR> <BR> Option A: For the videos,1 pt per mile, 5 pts entire video (only one bonus per day), 10 pts ... Sat, 30 Apr 2016 18:29:25 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – April 30th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x64240685 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: According to Facebook, it’s National Hairstyle Appreciation day. What’s your hairstyle for the day? <BR> <BR> I think mine is going to be down today...it is hair washing day and it will need to dry and that seems to take forever. <BR> <BR> So, I felt guilty doing it, but I took some time last night and went to our church dedication that has been on the boo... Sat, 30 Apr 2016 10:37:01 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – April 29th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x64232920 QUOTE: “Sure I am that this day we are masters of our fate, that the task which has been set before us is not above our strength; that its pangs and toils are not beyond my endurance. As long as we have faith in our own cause and an unconquerable will to win, victory will not be denied us.” ~ Winston Churchill <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...skipped school? <BR> <BR> Never without my mom’s permission. She allowed me to stay home after an Alabama concert. <BR> <BR> I was still dea... Fri, 29 Apr 2016 08:23:51 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – April 28th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x64225813 QUOTE: “It is always important to know when something has reached its end. Closing circles, shutting doors, finishing chapters, it doesn’t matter what we call it; what matters is to leave in the past those moments in life that are over.” ~ Paulo Coelho <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Share an odd fact about your childhood. <BR> <BR> I was so very small (not just height but weight as well) as a young child that I started kindergarten wearing toddler size clothes and most of the other kids were afraid... Thu, 28 Apr 2016 08:16:06 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – April 27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x64218512 QUOTE: “Right now you are one choice away from a new beginning – one that leads you toward becoming the fullest human being you can be.” ~ Oprah Winfrey <BR> <BR> QUESTION: How close do you live to your nearest relative? <BR> <BR> Well, older son is staying with us until he can save up to get a place of his own and Mom will be going back to rehab, but will be coming back here afterwards. Aside from that I have Aunts and Cousins about an hour away. <BR> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 08:05:49 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – April 26th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x64211418 QUOTE: “Positive self-direction is the action plan that all winners in life use to turn imagination into reality, fantasy into fact, and dreams into actual goals.” ~ Denis Waitley <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Does your family have any particular traditions that you’d hate to miss? If so, what are they? <BR> <BR> We always get together and have our traditional dressing at Christmas and Thanksgiving (although we are talking about giving up Thanksgiving because it’s tiring having it so close together... Tue, 26 Apr 2016 08:23:11 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – April 25th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x64204215 QUOTE: “Positive self-direction is the action plan that all winners in life use to turn imagination into reality, fantasy into fact, and dreams into actual goals.” ~ Denis Waitley <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Do you have kids? If so, how many? <BR> <BR> I have a total of 3. 2 boys and a girl. <BR> <BR> Yesterday was such a busy day, but it was a nice day. The only thing I would have changed was that we would have attempted a bike ride, but I think we’re going to have to wait a little bit for th... Mon, 25 Apr 2016 08:01:07 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – April 22nd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x64183648 QUOTE: “Fight one more round. When your arms are so tired that you can hardly lift your hands to come on guard, fight one more round. When your nose is bleeding and your eyes are black and you are so tired that you wish your opponent would crack you one on the jaw and put you to sleep, fight one more round – remembering that the man who always fights one more round is never whipped.” ~ James Corbett <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Share one of the greatest moments of Spring from your childhood. <BR> ... Fri, 22 Apr 2016 08:35:02 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – April 21st http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x64176509 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: What do you look forward to about Summer? <BR> <BR> Swimming. I always loved to swim and going to the lake. <BR> <BR> My boss decided he wasn’t risking me not eating again yesterday so he bought me lunch. I don’t think I made a bad choice with the Skinny Hammie (no mayo) with lettuce, tomato and pickles. Insomnia has been ... Thu, 21 Apr 2016 08:11:25 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – April 20th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x64169287 QUOTE: “It is going to be tough if you look for the easy way out because very rarely is there an easy way out. There is nothing that replaces hard work.” ~ Arnold Schwarzenegger <BR> <BR> QUESTION: What do you miss about Winter? <BR> <BR> While it would be nice to have snow occasionally, if we have it in my area of Texas, it seems to turn into black ice and that I don’t like at all. <BR> <BR> Yesterday Mom was moved to rehab! <BR> <BR> Not a bad day yesterday...aside from my eating. ... Wed, 20 Apr 2016 08:17:41 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – April 19th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x64161126 QUOTE: “The price of greatness is responsibility over each of your thoughts.” ~ Winston Churchill <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Do you prefer to wear shorts, capris or dresses at this time of year? <BR> <BR> I wear dresses or skirts all year long, so the time of year doesn’t matter. However, I do have to be more consistent about wearing bike shorts underneath with the wind. <BR> <BR> I am holding out hope that Mom is going to be able to move to a rehab facility this week. She seems to be making ... Tue, 19 Apr 2016 07:55:23 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – April 18th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x64153351 QUOTE: “Should you shield the canyons from the windstorms you would never see the true beauty of their carvings.” ~ Elisabeth Kübler-Ross <BR> <BR> QUESTION: What do you like most about Spring? <BR> <BR> I like the weather change. It isn’t too hot or too cold. <BR> <BR> Mom is making progress. This is a positive. We greatly appreciate the continued thoughts and prayers are appreciated. Mon, 18 Apr 2016 07:56:08 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – April 16th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x64139975 QUOTE: “Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody else expects of you, never excuse yourself.” ~ Henry Ward Beecher <BR> <BR> QUESTION: When you go on vacation do you prefer the beach or the mountains? <BR> <BR> I like both, so I guess it depends on my mood at the time or what we have planned. We have planned vacations based on museums or things we wanted to see, not necessarily beach or mountains. <BR> <BR> We had a slight scare with my mom last night. Continued tho... Sat, 16 Apr 2016 10:55:45 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 4/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x64132742 QUOTE: “So much of our lives takes place in our heads – in memory or imagination, in speculation or interpretation – that sometimes I feel that I can best change my life by changing the way I look at it. As America’s wises psychologist, William James, reminded us, ‘The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.’ It’s the perspective we choose – not the places we visit – that ultimately tells us where we stand. Every time I take a trip, the experience ... Fri, 15 Apr 2016 10:25:12 EST THANK YOU http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x64125859 Good morning all (or afternoon if that's when you get online). I am sorry that I disappeared. To be honest, with everything going on with Mom, I sort of detached from most everything. I was updating so many people via Facebook and text and phone calls that I was a bit overwhelmed. A big thank you to everyone for your thoughts and prayers. My eating has been seriously out of whack, but I'm hoping to get things back to a little more normal soon. Mom's still in the hospital, but told me to go ho... Thu, 14 Apr 2016 11:22:51 EST April Walk Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5878x6442x64026478 Continue walking this month!! If you're new, get your walk on!! Set a personal goal and go for it! emoticon emoticon <BR> Choose your activity and rack up the points. emoticon <BR> <BR> Here's a template to copy and paste and you can edit your same post over and over instead of reposting every time. emoticon Choose your option(s) from below &amp; let's get started!! <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 s... Fri, 1 Apr 2016 13:23:46 EST No Question or Quote today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x64015509 My mom had to be rushed to the ER yesterday and is having a procedure this morning. Thu, 31 Mar 2016 07:40:23 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – March 30th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x64008354 QUOTE: “Life is created on a daily basis by the choices you make or don’t make.” ~ Bronnie Ware, Blog <BR> <BR> QUESTION: When I was a kid, I was an only child. <BR> <BR> It was a good night...while my food was probably not entirely on plan. I’m starting the morning with a green smoothie and I have a salad at work. Planning on breakfast for dinner tonight so I’ll plan for a high point dinner. I am thinking of doing Coaching for a bit and see if that helps me. I feel like I need the ex... Wed, 30 Mar 2016 08:38:50 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – March 29th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x64000198 QUOTE: “However bright or dim we are, we will still make mistakes. If I kept a diary of all the bad decisions I have made in my life, it would be too thick to carry. But as in most things, it may take a bundle of mistakes to arrive at something sublime, just as it takes thousands of flowers to produce a few drops of perfume.” ~ Thomas Moore, Original Self <BR> <BR> QUESTION: When I was a kid, I refused to eat any boxed macaroni and cheese other than Kraft. I could take one bite and knew... Tue, 29 Mar 2016 08:25:19 EST Take the Dare http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x63995466 Take the Dare 3/28-4/3, First 20 to read the article "How to Overcome Any Excuse Not to Exercise " and list 3 things that you learned or that were reinforced in the Take the Dare Forum will get a special goodie. Keep sparking!! Take the Dare will move from the Challenge Forum to the General Team Discussion Forum. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness<BR>_articles.asp?id=1757 </link> Mon, 28 Mar 2016 15:38:10 EST April Steps, Miles, or Minutes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5878x6442x63995267 You choose your goal for how many steps, miles or minutes you think you can walk for April and then lace up those shoes and let's get walking. Every participant will get a goodie. <BR> <BR> April Steps, Miles or Minutes <BR> <BR> 1. <BR> 2. <BR> 3. <BR> 4. <BR> 5. <BR> 6. <BR> 7. <BR> Week 1 total: <BR> <BR> 8. <BR> 9. <BR> 10. <BR> 11. <BR> 12. <BR> 13. <BR> 14. <BR> Week 2 Total: <BR> <BR> 15. <BR> 16. <BR> 17. <BR> 18. <BR> 19. <BR> 20. <BR> 21. <BR> Week 3 Total: <BR> <BR> 22. <BR> 2... Mon, 28 Mar 2016 15:01:39 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – March 28th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x63992041 QUOTE: “Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” ~ Helen Keller <BR> <BR> QUESTION: When I was a kid, I enjoyed...family reunions. My dad was one of 9 and my mom one of 4, so every year we were visiting extended family. It seems since my grandmothers have passed that we seem to do less and less of that. <BR> <BR> I had a lazy day yesterday as my meat was still not thawed. DH bought a couple of other things that I needed so I am ... Mon, 28 Mar 2016 08:04:08 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – March 25th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x63973208 QUOTE:“The real and most dangerous opponents we face are fear, anger, confusion, doubt, and despair. If we overcome those enemies that attack us from within, we can attain a true victory over any attack from without.” ~ Morihei Ueshiba, Budo Secrets <BR> <BR> QUESTION: When I was a kid, I liked to wear…pretty dresses. <BR> <BR> I think the change is helping. At least the order that I am eating it in anyway. I lost 0.8 this week. I had told my friend Amy that I thought I would lose a... Fri, 25 Mar 2016 12:53:36 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – March 24th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x63963687 QUOTE: “You only lose what you cling to.” ~ Buddha <BR> <BR> QUESTION: When I was a kid, my favorite thing to do outside was...ride my bike. <BR> <BR> Breakfast for dinner will have to happen another night. I am proud to say my “mom” mind kicked in and I decided to use the chicken breasts I had earmarked for DH to grill for me to make salsa chicken and we made brown rice. It wasn’t too fancy, but it was ready soon after we got home. I need to put out more chicken/chicken breasts so tha... Thu, 24 Mar 2016 08:18:30 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – March 23rd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x63955867 QUOTE: “It is not our abilities that show what we truly are… it is our choices.” ~ Harry Potter and the Chamber Of Secrets <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Do you read at the gym? <BR> <BR> Nope. I can’t figure out how to do it! I think I still bounce around too much at this point to bother with it. <BR> <BR> I tell you the more I read in Gorge, the more I want to just do nothing but read. I tried to switch things up a little bit by having my typical morning snack for breakfast instead of my sm... Wed, 23 Mar 2016 08:11:42 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – March 22nd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x63948275 QUOTE: “Persistence isn’t using the same tactics over and over. That’s just annoying. Persistence is having the same goal over and over.” ~ Seth Godin, Whatcha Gonna Do With That Duck? <BR> <BR> QUESTION: As we decided (actually I decided) we were going meatless last night, do you participate in Meatless Monday? <BR> <BR> We used to do it often, but now it seems to be only on occasion now. <BR> <BR> I got myself all caught up on my Star stickers and figured out that I need to put m... Tue, 22 Mar 2016 08:19:09 EST Your favorite Leslie Sansone DVD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x63944487 I have a few but as of today it's 5 boosted miles. Mon, 21 Mar 2016 18:00:44 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – March 21st http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x63940402 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: How have you prepared yourself for success this week? <BR> <BR> I have prepared boiled eggs, momlets, and baked eggs. I have lima beans cooking in the crockpot so we can do meatless tonight with some homemade cornbread. <BR> <BR> I realized earlier I have been slacking on my “star” stickers on my calendar. I don’t ... Mon, 21 Mar 2016 08:23:28 EST Back again.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6442x63936560 Hi Sparkies.. :) <BR> <BR> My name is Kim. <BR> <BR> I was here in 2010. Lost weight. Gained most of it back. Looking to lose it again this time and for good. Looking to make some friends along the way - so we can cheer each other on. You know... if you ever need someone who might understand... or just to be there to keep you and your mind off of food. :) I am trying to lose weight for my upcoming wedding anniversary in May. :) <BR> <BR> I am a Canadian. Born & Raised in Toro... Sun, 20 Mar 2016 17:20:01 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – March 18th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x63919499 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 do you have when you need something sweet? <BR> <BR> The other day I had a craving for something sweet after my salad. I wound up peeling my orange and eating that instead of something artificial. I did buy myself some Gobstoppers the other day, but I only have 1 at a time. At an ... Fri, 18 Mar 2016 08:00:48 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – March 17th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x63912147 QUOTE: “I will persist until I succeed. I was not delivered into this world into defeat, nor does failure course in my veins. I am not a sheep waiting to be prodded by my shepherd. I am a lion and I refuse to talk, to walk, to sleep with the sheep. The slaughterhouse of failure is not my destiny. I will persist until I succeed.” ~ Og Mandino, The Greatest Salesman in the World <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever been a member of a book club? <BR> <BR> I have never been part of a book r... Thu, 17 Mar 2016 08:05:19 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – March 16th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x63905112 QUOTE: “Every time you make a choice, you are turning the central part of you – the part that chooses – into something a little different than what it was before. Taking your life as a whole, with all your innumerable choices, you are slowly turning this central thing either into a heavenly creature or into a hellish creature.” ~ C. S. Lewis <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Do you have traditional magazine subscriptions or do you subscribe on your ereader? <BR> <BR> I have traditional magazine subscrip... Wed, 16 Mar 2016 08:05:45 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – March 15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x63897631 QUOTE: “You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.” ~ Mark Twain <BR> <BR> QUESTION: How often do you read for pleasure? <BR> <BR> I try to read a little bit each day. <BR> <BR> Yesterday was a rough day. My fruit/veggie consumption was quite low compared to a normal day and I seemed to have a headache most of the day. I enjoyed some time with my husband though. I am so glad to have him home! Definitely have to work to get those steps in today! Planning on ... Tue, 15 Mar 2016 08:10:39 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – March 14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x63892343 QUOTE: “The only real security in life lies in relishing life’s insecurity.” ~ Scott Peck, The Road Less Traveled <BR> <BR> QUESTION: How are you planning for success this week? <BR> <BR> I’ve still got to go to the store again, but I will be making some eggs, and I bought salad stuff, etc. I am going to try to make more salads this week even to go with dinner. I think it will help. <BR> <BR> It was a busy but fun weekend. I enjoyed some time with my best friend since I was about 8. ... Mon, 14 Mar 2016 13:11:33 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – March 11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x63869586 QUOTE: “The man who has no imagination has no wings.” ~ Muhammad Ali <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Today I will...take care of me. <BR> <BR> Hope everyone has a great day! It is going to be a super busy weekend. I am excited about it, but woke up with my allergies going crazy. I have a plan in place for lunch, but not sure about tonight. I will just have to take things one thing at a time today to get through the day. I had a 3.4 lb gain, but drinking DP to stay awake and with the food binges,... Fri, 11 Mar 2016 08:37:37 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – March 10th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x63862431 QUOTE: “The only real security in life lies in relishing life’s insecurity.” ~ Scott Peck, The Road Less Traveled <BR> <BR> QUESTION: What is the weather where you are and how does it affect your workout plans for today? <BR> <BR> It’s rainy again in our neck of the woods in North Dallas. It doesn’t really affect my workout plans as I normally try to bike while I am at work or walk and the hallway outside the back door to my office is a great place to do that. :-) <BR> <BR> So, I am tru... Thu, 10 Mar 2016 09:00:20 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – March 9th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x63854541 QUOTE: “The days you are most uncomfortable are the days you learn the most about yourself.” - Mary L. Bean <BR> <BR> QUESTION: What’s the most obnoxious word/phrase you use on a regular basis? <BR> <BR> I’m not sure I really say anything on a regular basis...other than calling everyone a banana and I guess that can get annoying. <BR> <BR> We actually tried something new last night with Beaux...his crate was moved into DS15’s room and he slept all night. I think he just needs to be clos... Wed, 9 Mar 2016 08:49:21 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – March 8th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x63846685 QUOTE: “All worthwhile journeys have big obstacles. It’s the way of the world. The rewards go to those who can push through those trying moments and still manage to keep a smile on their face.” ~ Bear Grylls <BR> <BR> QUESTION: How do you keep yourself from binging when you didn’t get enough sleep? <BR> <BR> I have really been struggling with this and trying not to eat my emotions. I am feeling very unprepared and like I am spiraling. <BR> <BR> Well, Chris made it safely to the ME. I p... Tue, 8 Mar 2016 08:36:26 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – March 7th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x63838722 QUOTE: “Our work can be motivated by obligation, by hunger for the external rewards of accomplishment, or by strongly reinforced ideas about who we should be in this lifetime. But none of these motivations has the authentic energy required for mastery of a profession.” ~ Stephen Cope, The Great Work of Your Life <BR> <BR> QUESTION: As it’s only 10 days away, do you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in any way? <BR> <BR> Not really. I try to make sure I have on something green so my kids don’t... Mon, 7 Mar 2016 08:49:28 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 3/4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x63817216 QUOTE: “Embrace the suck. Doing something hard sucks. It’s not easy, and often you’re confused about how to do it because you haven’t done it much before. So what? Hard things suck, but life isn’t always peaches with roses on top (and a sprinkle of cinnamon). It sucks sometimes, and that’s perfectly fine. Embrace all of life, thorns and pits and all. Life would be boring without the suck. So smile, embrace the suck, and get moving.” ~ Leo Babauta, Zen Habits <BR> <BR> QUESTION: How do you g... Fri, 4 Mar 2016 10:00:39 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 3/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x63809465 QUOTE: “To surpass the deeds of others is unimportant; to surpass my own deeds is all.” ~ Og Mandino, The Greatest Salesman in the World <BR> <BR> QUESTION: How do you handle your eating when you are nauseous? <BR> <BR> Suffering with this the last few days. I am focusing on smoothies today so I can get in some fruits and veggies. <BR> <BR> I am sorry for not posting the last couple of days, but I was in bed with a migraine for the last two days. Feeling better now, but I better finish... Thu, 3 Mar 2016 09:51:54 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – Feb. 29th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x63783587 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: How are you set up for success this week? <BR> <BR> Feeling positive about making the decision to do some meal prep this weekend and following through with it. I have meatloaf prepped to go in the crockpot, potato/cauliflower mash to go with prep... Mon, 29 Feb 2016 08:33:38 EST March Walk Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5878x6442x63777723 Continue walking this month!! If you're new, get your walk on!! Set a personal goal and go for it! <em>311</em> <em>313</em> <BR> Choose your activity and rack up the points. <em>312</em> <BR> <BR> Here's a template to copy and paste and you can edit your same post over and over instead of reposting every time. <em>321</em> Choose your option(s) from below &amp; let's get started!! <BR> <BR> Option A: For the videos,1 pt per mile, 5 pts entire video (only one bonus per da... Sun, 28 Feb 2016 13:01:05 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – Feb. 26th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x63761357 QUOTE: “Discontent is the first necessity of progress.” ~ Thomas A. Edison <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Name one thing that you must have when you are working out. <BR> <BR> My Fitbit. I recently found an app called RunKeeper that has a variety of music set to a specific RPM, which seemed to help keep me moving while I was on the Arc Trainer. <BR> <BR> I lost the 0.4 I gained last week. Honestly, I think I had a hard time earlier in the week when Chris confirmed that he was going to Jordan. I ... Fri, 26 Feb 2016 08:18:22 EST