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 Take the Dare http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5878x6442x63605064 Take the Dare 2/5-2/9- First 20 to read the article "8 Ways to Put Yourself on Your Priority List" and list 3 things you learned or that were reinforced in the Take the Dare Forum will get a special goodie. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/wellnes<BR>s_articles.asp?id=1657 </link> Fri, 5 Feb 2016 13:40:23 EST QUOTE AND ??QUESTION?? OF THE DAY: Feb. 4th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x63596292 QUOTE: In life, you have 3 choices Give Up, Give In or Give It Your All! - Unknown <BR> <BR> QUESTION: How do you deal with your need for the "crunch" factor? <BR> <BR> I have really been trying to stick with veggies (carrots or celery), but when I feel like I really need a chip, I use the Food Should Taste Good Multigrain Chips, only portioning out a serving size because otherwise, I will go way overboard. <BR> <BR> Woke up this morning quite congested with a headache. And admittedly, i... Thu, 4 Feb 2016 11:20:37 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 02/03 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x63587358 QUOTE: “Our choices are what define us.” - Jen Widerstrom on Biggest Loser <BR> <BR> QUESTION: So it’s mid-week/Day 3 of the month, how are you doing with your goals so far? <BR> <BR> So far, I’m doing okay. Today will be my 2nd time this week to add some resistance training. I have hit my step goal every day since Sunday. <BR> <BR> I felt pretty good about last night, I washed and cut up my celery so that they would be ready to slip into a smaller bag for today’s lunch. I took the ... Wed, 3 Feb 2016 10:47:23 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 02/02 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x63578667 QUOTE: “Sometimes in life you don’t know how trapped you are until you try to break free, that’s when you learn what it’s going to take to change.” - Olivia, My 600 Lb. Life. <BR> <BR> QUESTION: What’s in your lunchbox/what are you having for lunch? <BR> <BR> I have 3 slices of Hormel Naturals Turkey on a Flax Rollup with a side of baby carrots/celery and hummus. I have 2 Halos, 1 boiled egg, 1 Golden Delicious Apple, 1 organic string cheese for snack. <BR> <BR> Yesterday was a good da... Tue, 2 Feb 2016 10:04:40 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 02/01 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x63570338 QUOTE: “The healing of the spirit has not been completed until openness to challenge becomes a way of life.” ~ Scott Peck, The Road Less Traveled <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Are you continuing with your goals from January? Or are you adjusting them and adding some new goals? <BR> <BR> I’m adjusting and adding some new goals. <BR> <BR> Saturday was a little crazy since we woke up later than we should have to get ready to go. If you are on my FB page, you probably so my little Valentine heart ... Mon, 1 Feb 2016 11:19:31 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 1/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x63545867 QUOTE: “Remarkable visions and genuine insight are always met with resistance. And when you start to make progress, your efforts are met with even more resistance. Products, services, career paths… whatever it is, the forces for mediocrity will align to stop you, forgiving no errors and never backing down until it’s over. If it were any other way, it would be easy. And if it were any other way, everyone would do it and your work would ultimately be devalued. The yin and yang are clear: ... Fri, 29 Jan 2016 10:43:28 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 1/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x63537810 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: What is the last thing that made you smile? <BR> <BR> My husband being silly this morning was the last thing that made me smile. <BR> <BR> For those that are interested, I believe this is what I bought: <BR> <link>www.damascusbakery.com/our-products/<BR>flax-all-natural-roll-up/ </link> <BR> <BR> While I have been feeling a ... Thu, 28 Jan 2016 10:01:13 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 1/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x63530082 QUOTE: “Your body keeps an accurate journal regardless of what you write down. - Unknown <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Do you ever eat in secret because you don’t want anyone to see what you consume? <BR> <BR> I have in the past, but strive not to “closet eat” and I am thankful that I don’t have people in my life that food shame me. <BR> <BR> As my hamburger meat was not thawed when I got home and I needed to figure out what to have for dinner, I decided it was going to be a breakfast for dinner k... Wed, 27 Jan 2016 10:43:05 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 1/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x63521523 QUOTE: “You are far too smart to be the only thing standing in your way.” - Unknown <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Do you wear makeup everyday? <BR> <BR> Honestly, I can’t remember the last time I wore make-up. Maybe my wedding day? I never wore much anyway, but I don’t wear it these days. <BR> <BR> Headed to the chiropractor and while it helped, it didn’t seem to help as much as it normally does. I still have a headache. It does make me wonder if this sinus/allergy/cold stuff that I’ve been fi... Tue, 26 Jan 2016 09:36:08 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 1/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x63512986 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: What is in your lunch box? <BR> <BR> I have a new (or at least new to me) flax roll-up (it's a flat bread), 1/2 cup of rice, 1 cup of multi-colored bell pepper, tomatoes and lettuce and I'm going to use 1/2 of my 2 T. pac... Mon, 25 Jan 2016 10:02:44 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – Jan. 23rd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x63498084 QUOTE: Is it worth it? The question is, are YOU worth it? ~ Unknown <BR> <BR> QUESTION: On your last trip of any distance, did you fly or drive? <BR> <BR> We drove. I think the last time I was on a plane was before DH and I got married. <BR> <BR> Hope everyone else is staying warm and safe! <BR> <BR> Plans for today? I'm going to get some food prepped. I am planning on roasting some veggies and I am going to try to whip up some fried rice loaded with veggies. I thought that would be a... Sat, 23 Jan 2016 11:51:12 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 1/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x63490179 QUOTE: “Success is processional. It’s the result of a series of small disciplines that lead us into habitual patterns of success that no longer require consistent will or effort.” ~ Anthony Robbins, Awaken the Giant Within <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Do you prefer to workout at home or at the gym? <BR> <BR> Honestly, I like both. They both have benefits. I like not having to worry about maintaining the machines, etc. and the variety, but I enjoy the flexibility of not having to worry about w... Fri, 22 Jan 2016 11:18:56 EST Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6442x63484501 Hi all just started walking with Leslie so feel free to give me as much tips as possible Thu, 21 Jan 2016 17:25:24 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 1/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x63481785 QUOTE: “When things get tough or uncomfortable, we tell ourselves: it’s OK to quit, it doesn’t matter, we’ll do it next time, we’re not disciplined enough, we suck at this, we can’t do it, it’s too hard, it would be nice to take a break, life is too short to struggle, we deserve a reward, just this once won’t matter, we’re going to fail, it’s better to fail quietly, we just don’t feel like it right now, let’s not think about this, hey a squirrel! So what can we do if our story is working ag... Thu, 21 Jan 2016 10:10:37 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 1/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x63473629 QUOTE: “Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are.” ~ Marianne Williamson <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Do you get a yearly flu shot? <BR> <BR> Nope…not a fan of flu shots. <BR> <BR> Still not feeling 100%, but I made sure I moved yesterday. I actually got over 6,000 steps in yesterday. After leaving and running by the store to get whole wheat tortillas and more eggs, my ankle was hurting so my sweet husband made dinner. I’ve not done too bad conc... Wed, 20 Jan 2016 10:25:16 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 1/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x63464998 QUOTE: “Light tomorrow with today.” ~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Would you rather spend an evening at a theater or at a club? <BR> <BR> Theater for sure. <BR> <BR> Sorry I didn’t post over the weekend/Monday. I was not feeling 100% yesterday, which was not how I wanted to spend my day off. However, I am almost finished watching my Rizzoli and Isles DVDs that I got for Christmas. I am feeling prepared a little more prepared today so I am happy about that. I am da... Tue, 19 Jan 2016 10:25:21 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 1/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x63431434 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: Do you enjoy cooking? <BR> <BR> I do enjoy cooking and trying new recipes. <BR> <BR> Okay, I’m excited to say that I lost 3.8 lbs this week. I am not sure I can repeat this large of a loss again, but am excited about it for sure. This makes me back out of the 200’s! It’s time ... Fri, 15 Jan 2016 10:05:59 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 1/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x63423799 QUOTE: “Waiting for inspiration is another way of saying that you’re stalling. You don’t wait for inspiration; you command it to appear.” ~ Seth Godin, Whatcha Gonna Do With That Duck? <BR> <BR> QUESTION: What are you currently reading? Is there a book that you are looking forward to reading? <BR> <BR> Currently reading Freezer I’ll Shoot (A Vintage Kitchen Mystery Book 3) by Victoria Hamilton and looking forward to reading Gorge by Kara Richardson Whitely. I found it yesterday for $1... Thu, 14 Jan 2016 10:24:08 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 1/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x63415490 QUOTE: “Most of us think we don’t have enough time to exercise. What a distorted paradigm! We don’t have time not to. We’re talking about three to six hours a week – or a minimum of thirty minutes a day, every other day. That hardly seems an inordinate amout of time considering the tremendous benefits in terms of the impact on the other 162 – 165 hours of the week.” ~ Stephen Covey <BR> <BR> QUESTION: List a few of your favorite snacks. <BR> <BR> Apples/string cheese/halos/carrots and ... Wed, 13 Jan 2016 10:14:08 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 1/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x63407434 QUOTE: “Sometimes we all need to be reminded the best parts of life wouldn’t be as sweet without intermittent struggle. The key to survival is learning to laugh at the universe’s inherent chaos.” ~ John Haltiwanger, Elite Daily <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Do you have a reality show/guilty pleasure show that you watch? <BR> <BR> I started watching The Biggest Loser and My Diet is Better than Yours last week. <BR> <BR> We did not make it back to the Rec Center last night. Honestly, we were all ... Tue, 12 Jan 2016 10:35:36 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 1/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x63398456 QUOTE: “My temptation is emotional, and resisting will further my needed weight loss and strengthen my character. Furthermore, nothing tastes as good as thin feels.” ~ Stephen Covey <BR> <BR> QUESTION: What is the last movie you saw in a theater? <BR> <BR> Star Wars in 3D. <BR> <BR> We got up this morning to head to the rec center for a morning workout…there wasn’t a machine to be had. Not even a treadmill, which I don’t use because it bothers my knee. We’re going to try to go back t... Mon, 11 Jan 2016 10:49:02 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 1/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x63373658 QUOTE: “You cannot compare your journey with another or you will always see fault in yourself.” – Shay Sorrells/Biggest Loser <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Would you rather be in pictures or take them? <BR> <BR> I would rather take them, but I know when I get to a better weight, I will want to be in them again. <BR> <BR> So I sort of expected it after my episode with the chips on Wednesday night, I had my first gain since starting Smart Points. I gained 1.8 lbs. I am trying not to focus so much o... Fri, 8 Jan 2016 10:27:00 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 1/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x63364915 QUOTE: “Get comfortable with being uncomfortable!” &amp;#8213; Jillian Michaels <BR> <BR> QUESTION: What is one of your favorite ways to spend a Saturday? <BR> <BR> I have been trying to take Saturdays for meal prep so I can take Sundays as a rest day. I feel good about taking the time out to do that because it means we have more time during the week. <BR> <BR> Not really feeling 100%, it started out as a cold and then moved down into my chest. I don’t necessarily feel bad, but now t... Thu, 7 Jan 2016 10:23:55 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 1/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x63356516 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> QOTD: Anything happen yesterday that made you feel joyful? <BR> <BR> I made it to Costco and have an idea of what to do for dinner’s nex... Wed, 6 Jan 2016 10:41:43 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 01/05/2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x63347603 QUOTE: “The higher your energy level, the more efficient your body. The more efficient your body, the better you feel and the more you will use your talent to produce outstanding results.” ~ Anthony Robbins <BR> <BR> QUESTION: What made you decide to live where you currently live? <BR> <BR> I got married and I was already working down here. <BR> <BR> Back to the ortho this morning to follow-up, it went pretty well. He told me to focus more on low impact options (biking, walking, ell... Tue, 5 Jan 2016 11:32:57 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 01/04/2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x63337557 QUOTE: “Don’t show up late. Don’t try to slide out early. Don’t cheat your rep counts. And definitely, don’t hold back. Leave it all in the gym!” – Gunnar Peterson <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Share the last compliment you received. <BR> <BR> My Pastor’s wife and dear friend told me yesterday that I motivated her to get back on plan. <BR> <BR> Yesterday was busy and we had an unexpected trip to Sherman last night. DS25 had a blow out and needed to borrow my car. I planned on getting prepar... Mon, 4 Jan 2016 10:58:32 EST New to this group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5878x6442x63332774 Hi ladies, getting a late start but look forward to this challenge. My name is Tracy and will be doing the WATP dvd's plus a few miles outside weather permitting. I am 36 and me and my family live in rural ND. I was MIA last year and have committed to put myself back on the list. I have about 120 pounds to lose so slow and steady wins the race is my motto. Looking forward to celebrating our success and supporting our trying days. <BR> <BR> Tracy Sun, 3 Jan 2016 21:06:30 EST walk challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5878x6442x63311372  ReplyCreate New Topic <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> <BR> Option C: For walkers, 1 pt per mile walked, 3 miles add 5 pts, 6 days out of seven 10 pts.  <BR> <BR> Jan 1:  <BR> Jan 2:  <BR> Jan 3:  <BR> Jan 4:  <BR> Jan 5:  <BR> Jan 6:  <BR> Jan 7:  <BR> Week 1 total:  <BR> <BR> Jan 8:  <BR> Jan 9:  <BR> Jan10:  <BR> Jan 11:  <BR> Jan 12:  <BR> Jan 13:  <BR> Jan 14:  <BR> We... Fri, 1 Jan 2016 14:12:09 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – Jan. 1st http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x63310775 QUOTE: “Pain is not a punishment. And pleasure is not a reward. You could argue that failure is not punishment and… Success is not reward. They’re just failure and success. You can choose how you respond.” ~ Sarah Lewis, The Rise <BR> <BR> QUESTION: How did you spend your New Year’s Eve? Share one tradition you continue on New Year’s Day. <BR> <BR> I rung in 2016 in bed. I struggled with insomnia the night before so I was tired. We will be having our traditional black eyed peas for goo... Fri, 1 Jan 2016 12:50:44 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 12/31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x63302029 QUOTE: “What I do every day matters more than what I do once in a while.” ~ Gretchen Rubin <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Share a good habit that you will continue doing into the new year. <BR> <BR> Tracking! I have realized just how important it is for me to track and so I intend to continue it through the new year. <BR> <BR> You could have knocked me down with a feather when I weighed in last night after physical therapy! I told my leader (who apparently acts as receptionist at that location o... Thu, 31 Dec 2015 10:20:05 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 12/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x63295096 QUOTE: “The thoughts you think will irradiate you as though you are a transparent vase.” ~ Maurice Maeterlinck <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Share one thing that you plan to do for yourself in 2016. <BR> <BR> I plan to take care of me in 2016. <BR> <BR> I have been listening to an audiobook called Better than Before by Gretchen Rubin. It’s really interesting how she talks about how to determine what tendencies you have and how to change habits. I am hoping to delve a little more into it to hel... Wed, 30 Dec 2015 11:14:26 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 12/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x63288030 QUOTE: “When it comes to eating right and exercising, there is no ‘I’ll start tomorrow.’ Tomorrow is disease.” ~ V.L. Allinear <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Are you making resolutions for 2016? Or are you simply setting goals rather than making resolutions? <BR> <BR> I am setting goals vs. making resolutions. I re-started with WW’s new program while still healing so I truly feel like a newbie. <BR> <BR> My sweet hubby drove last night for the family night so I could pay my respects. I was sad ... Tue, 29 Dec 2015 11:36:28 EST January Walk Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5878x6442x63283445 Start the New Year off right! Set a personal goal and go for it! <BR> Choose your activity and rack up the points. <em>311</em> <em>313</em> <em>315</em> <em>104</em> <em>411</em> <BR> Here's a template to copy and paste and you can edit your same post over and over instead of reposting every time. <BR> <BR> Option A: For the videos,1 pt per mile, 5 pts entire video (only one bonus per day), 10 pts six days out of seven. <BR> Option B: For walkers, 1 pt per 1,000 steps, 10... Mon, 28 Dec 2015 19:54:46 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 12/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x63280115 QUOTE: “Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.” ~ Dalai Lama <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Did you enjoy your holiday? <BR> <BR> Yes, I did. Jarrod (DS25) got to spend the entire weekend with us, which is rare. <BR> <BR> I felt so out of touch last week since I was not able to post/chat the way I normally do. I hope everyone had a good week. I think I went a little off the rails over the Christmas break. I do so much better with structure and our weeke... Mon, 28 Dec 2015 11:23:16 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 12/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x63217007 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 have anything special going on this weekend? <BR> <BR> For us, we have a family Christmas brunch on Sunday. Lots of ... Fri, 18 Dec 2015 11:02:28 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 12/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x63210753 QUOTE: “You have the power to heal yourself, and you need to know that. We think so often that we are helpless, but we are not. We always have the power of our minds. Claim and consciously use your power.” – Louise Hay <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Is your weather doing crazy things like our weather in D/FW? <BR> <BR> We have been only having lows in the 40’s/50’s and highs in the high 50’s/low to mid-60’s. Although today we were in the 30’s with a high in the low 50's. <BR> <BR> <BR> I have ... Thu, 17 Dec 2015 11:41:19 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 12/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x63204083 QUOTE: “Remember, if you even need a helping hand, it’s at the end of your arm.” – Audrey Hepburn <BR> <BR> QUESTION: How do you handle staying OP around the holidays? <BR> <BR> In years past, I have always allowed myself some of whatever I want, but I limit how much I have. I will definitely need to think about that for this Christmas and the upcoming holidays since the new plan has changed the value of what I typically eat. <BR> <BR> Yesterday I started drinking lemon in my water again.... Wed, 16 Dec 2015 11:41:53 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 12/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x63197185 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: What is your favorite food to eat over the holidays? <BR> <BR> We make a dessert which has different names depending on who you ask which is made from Eagle Brand Milk, Cool Whip, pineapple, cherry pie filling and pecans. We generally only make it for Thanksgiving and Christmas... Tue, 15 Dec 2015 12:00:42 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 12/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x63189360 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: Please share one event that happened over the weekend. <BR> <BR> We had our Christmas banquet with our church yesterday. It was lots of fun. <BR> <BR> Thank yo... Mon, 14 Dec 2015 10:33:40 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 12/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x63169780 QUOTE: “You open doors when you open books… doors that swing wide to unlimited horizons of knowledge, wisdom, and inspiration that will enlarge the dimensions of your life.” ~ Wilfred Peterson, The Art of Living <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Please share one memory from your holidays past. <BR> <BR> One that seems to be on the top of my head recently is making Christmas ornaments with my Mom and singing Christmas carols. Those were some of the best times. <BR> <BR> Okay, so here’s the info I got... Fri, 11 Dec 2015 11:09:59 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 12/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x63162602 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: What is your favorite Christmas movie? <BR> <BR> I think if I have to pick just one…no, I can’t do it. It is between It’s a Wonderful Life and Miracle on 34th Street (the Natalie Wood version). <BR> <BR> The best laid plans...Chris was running late yesterday so I had to reschedule PT. I managed to find a meeting location where I,... Thu, 10 Dec 2015 10:49:28 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 12/09 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x63156260 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: How will you celebrate the holidays this year? <BR> <BR> We’re going to have a busy Christmas Day much like Thanksgiving Day. I suspect we’re going to my in-laws and to my Aunt’s house. I am not sure how we will handle celebrating with Jarrod since he only has Christmas day off, but I suspect we’ll figure it out. <BR> <BR> Yesterday was truly... Wed, 9 Dec 2015 11:29:32 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 12/08 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x63148421 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: I read a blog indicating changes were coming for Biggest Loser next month. Will you watch? <BR> <BR> Despite the bad hype t... Tue, 8 Dec 2015 10:17:42 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 12/07 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x63141394 QUOTE: “You find peace not by rearranging the circumstances of your life, but by realizing who you are at the deepest level.” – Eckhart Tolle <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Would you rather spend your holiday season on the beach or in the snow? <BR> <BR> If I didn’t have to go out, probably the snow. :-) I have always loved how it looks and even playing in it a bit, but we don’t ever just get snow. <BR> <BR> I was hoping that I could head to McKinney and weigh in yesterday, but that didn’t happen.... Mon, 7 Dec 2015 11:02:25 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 12/04 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x63121351 QUOTE: “Don’t be ashamed to need help. Like a soldier storming a wall, you have a mission to accomplish. And if you’ve been wounded and you need a comrade to pull you up? So what?” ~ Marcus Aurelius, Meditations <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Do you have allergies that prevent you from eating traditional holiday meals? <BR> <BR> No allergies that I am aware of, none in my family that I am aware of for the things we traditionally fix. <BR> <BR> Things were still busy yesterday and this morning has ... Fri, 4 Dec 2015 12:41:03 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 12/03 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x63113988 QUOTE: “Whenever you leave behind failure that means you’re doing better. If you think everything you’ve done has been great, you’re probably dumb.” ~ Louis CK <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Do you decorate inside/outside of your home for the holidays? <BR> <BR> We don’t go overboard, but we do decorate. <BR> <BR> I have docs waiting to draft so I better get busy. Hope everyone is doing well! Happy Friday eve! <BR> Thu, 3 Dec 2015 11:31:33 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 12/02 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x63106918 QUOTE: “Stop beating yourself up. You are a work in progress; which means you get there a little at a time, not all at once.” - unknown <BR> <BR> QUESTION: What seasonings do you use often? <BR> <BR> Our standard seems to be salt, pepper, garlic. <BR> <BR> I love my job, but sometimes I get so frustrated with it. There has been so much to do with my co-worker out this week. I drafted so many documents that I couldn’t feel my fingers. I’m certain it’s time for an adjustment, but there... Wed, 2 Dec 2015 12:27:18 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 12/01 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x63098657 QUOTE: “The grass is always greener where you water it.” ~ Unknown <BR> <BR> QUESTION: What is your weather *really* like right now? <BR> According to the National Weather Service, it is 45 degrees and cloudy. High today of 56, which is warmer than it has been of late. <BR> <BR> Things are super busy right now. We have a co-worker on vacation. Hopefully I can get back to post more soon. <BR> Tue, 1 Dec 2015 12:23:35 EST December Walk Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5878x6442x63093509 We walked our way through Thanksgiving! Here comes Christmas. Let's use this to keep our activity up during this busy season and be mindful of our eating too. For the month of December only, if you track EVERYTHING you eat and stay in your calorie range for the day, give yourself a 5 point bonus to add to whatever your fitness total is. This is a bonus you can get once a day, up to 31 days for a potential of 155 extra points. Merry Christmas everyone! <BR> <BR> Here's a template to copy and... Mon, 30 Nov 2015 20:20:29 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 11/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x63089997 QUOTE: “One of the strange laws of the contemplative life is that in it you do not sit down and solve problems: you bear with them until they somehow solve themselves. Or until life solves them for you.” ~ Thomas Merton <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Today I am thankful for...the opportunity to celebrate with family and old friends. <BR> <BR> Thursday and Friday were pretty hectic for us. We headed to my in-laws and then to my Aunt’s house on Thursday so it was late for us getting home. We saw a c... Mon, 30 Nov 2015 10:38:03 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 11/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x63058575 QUOTE: “Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are.” ~ Marianne Williamson <BR> <BR> QUESTION: I am thankful for…starting over. I weighed in today for the first time since before the accident at the end of August. I am now at my highest weight. I have to get control. <BR> <BR> Well, after weighing myself this morning, I’m a little upset. I knew that I needed to get back on program, but I didn’t realize it had gotten that bad. I am hoping... Wed, 25 Nov 2015 11:20:12 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 11/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x63051284 QUOTE: “You will have bad times, but they will always wake you up to the stuff you weren’t paying attention to.” – Robin Williams <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Today I am thankful for…improvement. While my healing process may be going slower than I would like, the PA reminded me this morning that I have been dealing with this longer than most so it will take me a little bit to get back to moving like I was before. <BR> <BR> So more news on the healing front! I walked yesterday unassisted at the... Tue, 24 Nov 2015 10:59:32 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 11/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x63043881 QUOTE: “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” &amp;#8232;~ John F. Kennedy <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Today I am thankful for…my love of reading. Our internet went down on Saturday while I was in the middle of watching a show on Hulu. It was frustrating and once I actually took a minute, I realized that I needed to appreciate what I have and not be so envious of what I don’t currently have. <BR> <BR> For the... Mon, 23 Nov 2015 11:12:00 EST Where do i begin http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6442x63025528 Hello everyone! I love taking walks with friends but dont have any where i live now but still want to start exercising to lose 60 lbs im not sure how to start a walking program or what makes it effective so if you have any tips id appreciate that Fri, 20 Nov 2015 19:39:08 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 11/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x63022993 QUOTE: “The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Today, I am thankful for…the roof over my head. Some days I feel like I forget to be thankful for the basics of life and I do appreciate that I have somewhere to lay my head that is safe. <BR> <BR> Guess what happened at PT yesterday?? Guess who put some weight on her ankle with no crutches, etc.? Yep, this girl! It hurt, I won’t deny it, but I definitely feel ... Fri, 20 Nov 2015 11:01:27 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 11/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x63015836 QUOTE: “One of the strange laws of the contemplative life is that in it you do not sit down and solve problems: you bear with them until they somehow solve themselves. Or until life solves them for you.” ~ Thomas Merton <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Today I am thankful for…a fresh start. Some days just seem to be so frustrating and nothing seems to go right, so I’m thankful that I can wake up in the morning and start anew. <BR> <BR> It’s been a rough week for us because there is so much going on w... Thu, 19 Nov 2015 10:54:10 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 11/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x63008574 QUOTE: “If we wait until we’re ready, we’ll be waiting for the rest of our LIVES” – Lemony Snicket <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Today I am thankful for friends, both old and new. It is such a blessing to be able to start the threads and get to know a little about everyone and their stories. <BR> <BR> It has not been overly busy at work so I’ve been trying to read and do some other things that I can do and still do the work when it comes in. Things seem to be busy elsewhere, but we’re managing to ... Wed, 18 Nov 2015 10:53:14 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 11/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x63000979 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: Today, I am thankful for prayer. While we may not all agree in our religious beliefs/background, prayer seems to be universal no matter what your beliefs. <BR> <BR> Since Person of Interest has finally been included on Netflix, I have been ... Tue, 17 Nov 2015 10:40:16 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 11/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x62993613 QUOTE: Nothing is impossible, the word itself says “I’m possible”! – Audrey Hepburn <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Today I am thankful for IT. My work computer went down on Friday and they finally got a new one for me on late afternoon Friday. That’s why I didn’t post anything. <BR> <BR> With Friday’s events, it was just crazy. Ironically enough, I figured out that it was about a year ago that it happened to me…a power glitch and then I lost my computer. I spent a little time watching Netflix on... Mon, 16 Nov 2015 11:27:54 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 11/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x62963322 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: Today I am thankful for…my husband taking care of me. Since my surgery, he has driven me around, handled meals, etc. I know it hasn’t been easy, but I appreciate him more than words can express. <BR> <BR> I am hoping to get back to meetings soon. By the time that we get home, especially lately with errands and th... Thu, 12 Nov 2015 10:16:58 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 11/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x62955905 QUOTE: “Someday’ is a disease that will take your dreams to the grave with you.” ~ Timothy Ferriss, The 4-Hour Workweek <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Today I am thankful for…our veterans. Thank you to all who have served, as well as their families. <BR> <BR> Therapy was a little more in depth yesterday evening, but it was good to get my foot/ankle moving again. I know it is going to help me get walking again. I am looking forward to tomorrow to see if I can improve on what I did yesterday. Not ... Wed, 11 Nov 2015 10:16:25 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 11/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x62948909 QUOTE: “Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Today I am thankful for…adopted family/good friends. I can’t imagine where I would be without them. <BR> <BR> I a... Tue, 10 Nov 2015 10:58:10 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 11/09 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x62940776 QUOTE: “A man’s health can be judged by which he takes two at a time – pills or stairs.” ~ Joan Welsh <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Today I am thankful for…my time with my Mom. Her health has not been good with the compression fractures, strokes, etc. <BR> <BR> The weekend was pretty busy for us. Friday, my DS15 was sick and DD13 went to a church event, which didn’t get her home until after midnight. Saturday, we took Mom to get her hair cut and her eyebrows threaded and attempted to get her t... Mon, 9 Nov 2015 10:36:40 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 11/06 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x62918184 QUOTE: “Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results.” ~ Willie Nelson <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Today, I am thankful…for continued healing. I know it’s a work in progress, but I am thankful that ultimately, I will be able to be mobile again. <BR> <BR> I made it through therapy last night. We’re starting easy, but I definitely can feel it today. I have exercises to do before my appointment on Tuesday. We’re going to try to rent a car for tomorro... Fri, 6 Nov 2015 10:35:02 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 11/05 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x62910352 QUOTE: “Motivation is like food for the brain. You cannot get enough in one sitting. It needs continual and regular top up’s.” ~ Peter Davies <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Today I am thankful for…my workplace. With everything that has gone on the last couple of years, I know I am blessed to be here. <BR> <BR> Therapy starts tonight, which may not be the best timing since it’s supposed to rain all day…I know we need it so I am not complaining but it makes it difficult to move when my crutches slide... Thu, 5 Nov 2015 10:04:59 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 11/04 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x62902517 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: Today I am thankful…for my husband, mother and children. Despite the frustration from time to time, I honestly can’t imagine my life without them. <BR> <BR> So I tried a little more often yesterday to stand putting weight on my foot. I was hurting pretty badly by the time I got ... Wed, 4 Nov 2015 10:24:02 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 11/03 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x62894830 QUOTE: “If you don’t do what’s best for your body, you’re the one who comes up on the short end.” ~ Julius Erving <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Today I am thankful…for having my stitches removed. <BR> <BR> Stitches came out this morning. My ankle is tender, but they said it was healing well. Dr. Desai also said that I can put weight on it as I can tolerate it and he wants me to try to move to a brace rather than the walking boot, but said I can stick with the walking boot for a little longer if ... Tue, 3 Nov 2015 11:33:12 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 11/02 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x62885744 QUOTE: “Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.” ~ Jim Rohn <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Today I am thankful for waking up and being relatively healthy. <BR> <BR> We had some trick or treaters. Our own children tried to go out, but DS15’s friends didn’t want to go. DD13 was kind enough to share candy with him. Although she seems to be munching on it CONSTANTLY, so I asked DH to put it up. Hoping I can have some input this week with dinners, etc. We’ll see how I hold up. ... Mon, 2 Nov 2015 10:34:10 EST November Walk Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5878x6442x62878960 Option A: For the videos,1 pt per mile, 5 pts entire video (only one bonus per day), 10 pts six days out of seven. <BR> Option B: For walkers, 1 pt per 1,000 steps, 10 pt bonus for reaching 10,000 in a day <BR> Option C: For walkers, 1 pt per mile walked, 3 miles add 5 pts, 6 days out of seven 10 pts. <BR> <BR> Nov 1: <BR> Nov 2: <BR> Nov 3: <BR> Nov 4: <BR> Nov 5: <BR> Nov 6: <BR> Nov 7: <BR> Week 1 Total: <BR> <BR> Nov 8: <BR> Nov 9: <BR> Nov 10: <BR> Nov 11: <BR> Nov 12: ... Sun, 1 Nov 2015 15:58:16 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 10/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x62862239 QUOTE: “So many people spend their health gaining wealth, and then have to spend their wealth to regain their health.” ~ A.J.Materi <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Today I…had frosted mini wheats and 1 piece of toast for breakfast. What was your breakfast? <BR> <BR> I wound up having to take a pain pill last night because I was hurting. I am pretty excited for next week since I finally get my stitches out. DH suggested we go to a crafts event this weekend, but if it’s pretty packed, I’m not sure... Fri, 30 Oct 2015 10:10:27 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 10/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x62855068 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: Today I heard… fire engines, ambulances before 8 a.m. We determined that they were right down our street, but we aren’t sure what happened. <BR> <BR> My scooter came in yesterday. Yay! DH picked up the rental and then brought me the new one when he picked me up. I managed to get through last night with no pain pill, but I did sleep ... Thu, 29 Oct 2015 10:05:32 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 10/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x62847462 QUOTE: “Don’t show up late. Don’t try to slide out early. Don’t cheat your rep counts. And definitely, don’t hold back. Leave it all in the gym!” – Gunnar Peterson <BR> <BR> QUESTION: How often do you clean out your closets? <BR> <BR> Not nearly often enough. I definitely am past due right now. Hopefully DH will help me this weekend and I can get some of my stuff gone through. <BR> <BR> Not much going on these days…working and sleeping A LOT. There’s just so much more I want to do,... Wed, 28 Oct 2015 10:19:49 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 10/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x62839747 QUOTE: “You’ve got to be in top physical condition. Fatigue makes cowards of us all.” ~ Vince Lombardi <BR> <BR> QUESTION: As we are soon heading into November, would anyone be interested in focusing on gratitude? <BR> <BR> For me, I may do this even if no one else is interested simply because with me being temporarily disabled, I need to take the time to focus on the positives and what I can do vs. what I can’t. <BR> <BR> I will be very honest, I am ready for these stitches to come out. ... Tue, 27 Oct 2015 10:13:46 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 10/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x62831522 QUOTE: “When it comes to eating right and exercising, there is no ‘I’ll start tomorrow.’ Tomorrow is disease.” ~ V.L. Allinear <BR> <BR> QUESTION: How do you plan your meals? I’ve heard it said that you should eat heavier in the morning. <BR> <BR> I keep thinking that I will try that, but have not yet. I am hoping that I can be a little more mobile very soon. <BR> <BR> I did not do too much over the weekend, but I did get some reading done and caught up on the shows that I enjoy on ... Mon, 26 Oct 2015 10:28:56 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 10/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x62809105 QUOTE: “It may seem difficult at first, but everything is difficult at first.” ~ Miyamoto Musashi <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever served on a jury? <BR> <BR> No, I normally get to Voir Dire and then get dismissed. <BR> <BR> No big plans this weekend. Funny thing happened last night though, after DH and I got home and dinner was prepared, the lights started flickering. It was raining pretty hard, but it was pretty bad timing since the kids needed to shower and my younger son was tryin... Fri, 23 Oct 2015 10:18:02 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 10/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x62801542 QUOTE: “The storms will come and the winds will rise and the gusts will threaten to pull you from your roots. Let the winds come. Let them rage and know that you will not break in the breeze, you will bend. Bend. Always bend because you are made of more strength than you know, because you are better than the breaking.” ~ Tyler Knott Gregson <BR> <BR> QUESTION: What time did you go to bed last night? <BR> <BR> The first time I went to sleep, I have no idea…the second time, it was about 11.... Thu, 22 Oct 2015 10:21:51 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 10/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x62793668 QUOTE: “You’ll never leave where you are until you decide where you’d rather be.” - unknown <BR> <BR> QUESTION: How often do you change your shampoo/conditioner? <BR> <BR> Being a creature of habit, I tend to not change too much when I find something that works. Since I’ve gone sulfate free, my hair is not so dry. I am trying to find a new shampoo and conditioner for a change because it seems my hair has adjusted to the other shampoo and conditioner I was using and the ones I have picked... Wed, 21 Oct 2015 10:22:31 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 10/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x62786021 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 eat leftovers? <BR> <BR> Indeed we do. Oftentimes more than we would like. <BR> <BR> The pain was a bit overwhelming. I haven't had any surgery in some time so I forgot how bad the pain can get. And the nausea seems to hit too...and I get shaky. Not fun. I went back to work yesterday, but I was itchy. I think I may be having... Tue, 20 Oct 2015 11:28:37 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 10/09 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x62700842 QUOTE: “Our lives are defined by opportunities, even the ones we miss.” ~ The Curious Case of Benjamin Button <BR> <BR> QUESTION: What plans do you have for the weekend? <BR> <BR> Our DD13 has try-outs for regional orchestra. She’s pretty excited about it. Aside from that, I’m hoping that we can get some stuff accomplished before Monday. <BR> <BR> Today is the pre-op appointment for my ankle surgery on Monday. I will find out the specifics for time, etc. We did get more news about my... Fri, 9 Oct 2015 10:56:05 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 10/08 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x62693673 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: What is the last thing that you ate? <BR> <BR> Organic Animal Crackers. <BR> <BR> Hope everyone is well. I got word that my childhood friend that was in the motorcycle accident is breathing on his own, but is still not awake yet. I will say, honestly, I am anxious about Monday. I am ready to be on the mend. I better get busy. It’s already bee... Thu, 8 Oct 2015 12:25:21 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 10/07 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x62684649 QUOTE: “When health is absent, wisdom cannot reveal itself, art cannot become manifest, strength cannot be exerted, wealth is useless, and reason is powerless.” ~ Herophiles <BR> <BR> QUESTION: What is your favorite form of exercise and why? <BR> <BR> I enjoy walking and biking…which unfortunately I can’t do right now. <BR> <BR> Thanks for the well wishes about my surgery. I’m trying to get some things done before I go for surgery. We were planning on going to the State Fair of Texas ... Wed, 7 Oct 2015 11:25:46 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 10/06 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x62676706 QUOTE: “The healing of the spirit has not been completed until openness to challenge becomes a way of life.” ~ Scott Peck, The Road Less Traveled <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Do you know how to drive a stick shift? <BR> <BR> When I am not injured, I can, but it’s not my favorite thing to do. <BR> <BR> Ortho said that the MRI was also a bit inconclusive. He said that they did see tears on the peroneal tendons, but they cannot tell if they are new or older. There is also scar tissue and they cou... Tue, 6 Oct 2015 12:57:44 EST Daily Chit Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x62670395 I am finally back after four years of non-stop stress and on again off again on sparkpeople. I have 25 lbs to lose and I started out today with doing both the HIIT training dvd's.! Strength training tomorrow. Mon, 5 Oct 2015 18:35:07 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 10/05 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x62667028 QUOTE: “Challenges make life interesting, however, overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” ~ Mark Twain <BR> <BR> QUESTION: What is the last new thing you tried? <BR> <BR> I tried a new shampoo and conditioner yesterday. It’s sulfate free and I am never sure how that’s going to make my hair feel. <BR> <BR> I won’t lie, Friday night was rough. I simply did not sleep well. So I was exhausted on Saturday. We did what was necessary on Saturday and then I laid down and napped fo... Mon, 5 Oct 2015 10:58:51 EST October Walk Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5878x6442x62651616 Option A: For the videos,1 pt per mile, 5 pts entire video (only one bonus per day), 10 pts six days out of seven. <BR> Option B: For walkers, 1 pt per 1,000 steps, 10 pt bonus for reaching 10,000 in a day <BR> Option C: For walkers, 1 pt per mile walked, 3 miles add 5 pts, 6 days out of seven 10 pts. <BR> <BR> Oct 1: <BR> Oct 2: <BR> Oct 3: <BR> Oct 4: <BR> Oct 5: <BR> Oct 6: <BR> Oct 7: <BR> Week 1 Total: <BR> <BR> Oct 8: <BR> Oct 9: <BR> Oct 10: <BR> Oct 11: <BR> Oct 12: <BR> Oct 13: ... Sat, 3 Oct 2015 11:45:34 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 10/02 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x62643853 QUOTE: Just for fun! While you are getting dressed this morning, don’t forget to put your positive pants on! <BR> <BR> QUESTION: As the cooler weather approaches, how does that change what goes in your grocery cart? <BR> <BR> For us, we try to buy what is in season (fruit and veggie wise), this year I am going to try to pick up more frozen veggies for soups. Those are easy for me to bring to work…and most freeze well, I think. <BR> <BR> Pat, I am certain that I have gained since having ... Fri, 2 Oct 2015 11:09:22 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 10/01 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x62634625 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 are you doing with your goals? Do you have goals for October? <BR> <BR> My goals have been sort of put by the wayside since we have had so much going on and I can’t cook on crutches. I am hoping to find out what’s going on tomorrow and figure out how to meal plan for others to help me get back to healthier meals. <BR> <BR> DH... Thu, 1 Oct 2015 10:54:01 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 09/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x62626139 QUOTE: “Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” ~ Will Rogers <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Tell us about your favorite local restaurant. <BR> <BR> I have to admit one of my favorite restaurants is a local one. It’s home cooking and everything I’ve had there has been tasty. It’s called The String Bean. <BR> <BR> Sandi, Thank you for the thoughts and prayers. Yes, we do seem to be having more than our share…wouldn’t be so bad if they didn’t seem to hit ... Wed, 30 Sep 2015 11:47:50 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 09/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x62617483 QUOTE: “Challenges make life interesting, however, overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” ~ Mark Twain <BR> <BR> QUESTION: What is your favorite “convenience” food? <BR> <BR> We’re looking for suggestions because with me being unable to cook and DH being down with his back, we are relying on our children. They don’t have a large cooking repertoire and I don’t want to have chili dogs every night for dinner. <BR> <BR> Sandi, thank you for your prayers. My friend is still in a... Tue, 29 Sep 2015 11:24:11 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 09/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x62608692 QUOTE: “You will have bad times, but they will always wake you up to the stuff you weren’t paying attention to.” – Robin Williams <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Did you watch the eclipse last night? <BR> <BR> We did not. Our younger two went outside to peek at it, but DH and I were down for the count this weekend. <BR> <BR> Well, my cousin didn’t get to come in. Her youngest daughter had to go to the ER on Saturday again and she had to work longer on Saturday than she originally planned. DS15 d... Mon, 28 Sep 2015 11:23:26 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 09/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x62585486 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: What plans do you have for the weekend? <BR> <BR> We are going to pick out a mum for my son’s homecoming date and spending time with my cousin. <BR> <BR> I am hoping to get things planned better for the coming week so that I can get back to my... Fri, 25 Sep 2015 10:49:02 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 09/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x62577718 QUOTE: “To reach an audacious goal, we sometimes benefit from having it lie just beyond our grasp.” ~ Sarah Lewis, The Rise <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Share at least one unique thing about your neighborhood. <BR> <BR> I love that our neighborhood still does “get togethers” and we participate in the National Night Out. <BR> <BR> Food has definitely not been “on” the last couple of days, but I’m really trying to get control. I am experiencing some pain in my ankle but I have been trying not to t... Thu, 24 Sep 2015 11:01:14 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 09/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x62568552 QUOTE: “The storms will come and the winds will rise and the gusts will threaten to pull you from your roots. Let the winds come. Let them rage and know that you will not break in the breeze, you will bend. Bend. Always bend because you are made of more strength than you know, because you are better than the breaking.” ~ Tyler Knott Gregson <BR> <BR> QUESTION: What is a typical weekday like for you? <BR> <BR> Alarm goes off at 5:45, but we don’t always crawl out of bed until closer to 6. ... Wed, 23 Sep 2015 09:58:54 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 09/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x62560500 QUOTE: “Sometimes we all need to be reminded the best parts of life wouldn’t be as sweet without intermittent struggle. The key to survival is learning to laugh at the universe’s inherent chaos.” ~ John Haltiwanger, Elite Daily <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Would you rather be three inches taller or three inches shorter? <BR> <BR> If I could wish it so, I think I’d be 3 inches taller…at only 4’10”, it won’t help much, but every little bit helps. <BR> <BR> I’m really trying to make progress with th... Tue, 22 Sep 2015 10:27:18 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 09/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x62552345 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 was your weekend? Any big plans? <BR> <BR> The weekend for us was super busy with the Conquer Chiari Walk Across America. The walk was Saturday, but we had prep on Friday and then unloading yesterday. <BR> <BR> Ortho put me in a walking boot for 2 weeks. He said if I was still in pain in 2 weeks, we would do an MRI. He said I s... Mon, 21 Sep 2015 11:14:07 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 09/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x62521964 QUOTE: “Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.” ~ Ella Jane Fitzgerald <BR> <BR> QUESTION: What do you listen to/watch while you are working out, if anything? <BR> <BR> I have been listening to audiobooks, but when I was going to the gym before my last accident, I was listening to a cardio station on Amazon Prime to keep me motivated to move. <BR> <BR> Sandi, I know what you mean! Mine used to be t... Thu, 17 Sep 2015 10:53:34 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 09/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x62513206 QUOTE: “There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere, and many of us will have to pass through the valley of the shadow of death again and again before we reach the mountaintop of our desires.” ~ Nelson Mandela <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Would you rather listen to music or watch TV? <BR> <BR> Depends on what’s going on…here lately, I’ve been doing a lot of reading. <BR> <BR> Thank y’all for the kind words about my Daisy. This is never easy, but I know she’s running like she did when she was a p... Wed, 16 Sep 2015 10:18:08 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 09/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x62505298 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> <BR> QUESTION: Would you rather own a lizard or a snake? <BR> <BR> I doubt either would make it in our house, but I think if I had to choose, it would be a lizard. <BR> <BR> Went this morning to get more x-rays on my ankle and foot. Being on crutches is definitely getting old, but I’m still holding on. My sweet baby dog, Daisy, who was 17/18 y... Tue, 15 Sep 2015 11:02:55 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 09/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x62497503 QUOTE: “Life is an ever-flowing process and somewhere on the path some unpleasant things will pop up – it might leave a scar, but then life is flowing, and like running water, when it stops it grows stale. Go bravely on, my friend, because each experience teaches us a lesson. Keep blasting because life is such that sometimes it is nice and sometimes it is not.” ~ Bruce Lee, Striking Thoughts <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Would you rather eat broccoli or carrots? <BR> <BR> Carrots raw, but I prefer... Mon, 14 Sep 2015 12:13:04 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 09/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x62474579 QUOTE: “The storms will come and the winds will rise and the gusts will threaten to pull you from your roots. Let the winds come. Let them rage and know that you will not break in the breeze, you will bend. Bend. Always bend because you are made of more strength than you know, because you are better than the breaking.” ~ Tyler Knott Gregson <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Do you have any plans for the weekend? <BR> <BR> None. We have no plans. I’m hoping we can get to my office so I can decorate a l... Fri, 11 Sep 2015 11:18:42 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 09/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x62466576 QUOTE: “To reach an audacious goal, we sometimes benefit from having it lie just beyond our grasp.” ~ Sarah Lewis, The Rise <BR> <BR> QUESTION: We’re 10 days in, how are you coming on your September goals? <BR> <BR> Me, not so well, but I’m still hanging in there. <BR> <BR> I’ve been listening to a lot of audiobooks lately. It makes my day go by faster and helps me hear something besides my boss typing. We have finally moved into our new office. I haven’t really had a chance to deco... Thu, 10 Sep 2015 10:27:50 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 09/09 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x62458275 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: Are you a procrastinator? What do you put off or have put off doing? <BR> <BR> I try not to procrastinate, but I admit that there are things I do procrastinate things that I’d prefer not to do. <BR> <BR> I’m still trying to get this reaction under control, but I’m trying. I’m still on crutches so I can’t really do anything like I di... Wed, 9 Sep 2015 11:16:16 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 09/08 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x62451367 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: Have you ever had a reaction to a medicine? <BR> <BR> That what happened to me since Wednesday. I was running a temp and then I broke out with a rash and have been trying not to scratch my top layer of skin off. Before this, I have not had an issue. <BR> <BR> As ... Tue, 8 Sep 2015 14:21:26 EST Sepember Walk Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5878x6442x62399560 Option A: For the videos,1 pt per mile, 5 pts entire video (only one bonus per day), 10 pts six days out of seven. <BR> Option B: For walkers, 1 pt per 1,000 steps, 10 pt bonus for reaching 10,000 in a day <BR> Option C: For walkers, 1 pt per mile walked, 3 miles add 5 pts, 6 days out of seven 10 pts. <BR> <BR> Sept 1: <BR> Sept 2: <BR> Sept 3: <BR> Sept 4: <BR> Sept 5: <BR> Sept 6: <BR> Sept 7: <BR> Week 1 Total Points: <BR> <BR> Sept 8: <BR> Sept 9: <BR> Sept 10: <BR> Sept 1... Tue, 1 Sep 2015 22:38:33 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 09/01 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x62393889 QUOTE: “Replace the word “problem” with the word “opportunity” in all your thoughts.” ~ Matthew Keith Groves <BR> <BR> QUESTION: What are your goals for September? <BR> <BR> I think I really need to focus on eating since I really can’t walk, etc. right now. <BR> <BR> It’s a smidge frustrating because I can’t really get something for myself unless I can manage to carry it with the crutches. I am extremely reliant on other people. I know it has to be hard for Chris because he is taking ca... Tue, 1 Sep 2015 10:24:42 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 08/31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x62384442 QUOTE: “Divide each difficulty into as many parts as is feasible and necessary to resolve it.” ~ Rene Descartes <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Do use a Scale or Tape Measure? <BR> <BR> Scale <BR> Tape measure <BR> Other <BR> <BR> Primarily I have been using the scale but I need to have DH help me get my measurements. <BR> <BR> So, I won’t be walking for a little bit. We took the dogs to the vet on Saturday to get their meds and get their toenails clipped. Daisy (my 17/18 year old) got sick whe... Mon, 31 Aug 2015 10:29:45 EST Back to Basics Challenge - Week 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5878x6442x62362304 Week 5: This week try to get 10 minutes of exercise each day. Continue with the previous weeks’ focuses. Fri, 28 Aug 2015 10:33:18 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 08/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x62362285 QUOTE: “Every day matters. The awareness of our mortality can help us pursue a goal. We all have a limited amount of time on earth. Those who live in active awareness of this reality are more likely to identify goals and make progress toward them. Or to put it another way: Everyone dies, but not everyone truly lives.” ~ Chris Guillebeau, The Happiness of Pursuit <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Is running part of your fitness routine? <BR> <BR> Yes, it's my go-to exercise <BR> Yes, but only occa... Fri, 28 Aug 2015 10:31:45 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 08/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x62354403 QUOTE: “Discontent is the first necessity of progress.” ~ Thomas A. Edison <BR> <BR> QUESTION: What way do you enhance the flavor of your foods? <BR> <BR> 1. Adding ingredients like herbs, spices, soy sauce or salt. <BR> <BR> 2. Buying high-quality ingredients to being with (fresh, local, organic, etc.). <BR> <BR> 3.Using the best cooking method to lock flavor in the food (broiling, grilling, etc.). <BR> <BR> 4. Including some healthy fat to help carry the flavor. <BR> <BR> 5. O... Thu, 27 Aug 2015 10:07:45 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 08/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x62346437 QUOTE: “Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: you don’t give up.” ~ Anne Lamott <BR> <BR> QUESTION: What do you "know now" that you wish you "knew then"? <BR> <BR> I wish I knew that I needed to eat and watch my portions vs. starving myself and only eating once a day when I was in HS. <BR> <BR> Yesterday was not my best food day, but today is a new day. I took the time this mo... Wed, 26 Aug 2015 10:25:00 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 08/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x62338255 Quote: “Being miserable is a habit; being happy is a habit; and the choice is yours.” ~ Tom Hopkins <BR> <BR> Question: If you were given the weekend to spend any way you wanted (all expenses paid)....what would you do or how would you spend it? <BR> <BR> I think I would like to go back to Hot Springs...with a better plan in place. When DH and I celebrated our honeymooniversary there a few years ago, we enjoyed a massage and a hot bath. It was a nice escape, but we were able to get some wal... Tue, 25 Aug 2015 11:13:19 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 08/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x62329594 QUOTE: “The man who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd. The man who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no man has ever been before.” ~ Francis Phillip Wernig <BR> <BR> QUESTION: When you are cooking/baking, is there a particular brand of flour that you use or do you use whatever is on sale? <BR> <BR> I grew up using Gold Medal flour, but I have pretty much switched over to the King Arthur Flour. <BR> <BR> Feeling accomplished last night although I di... Mon, 24 Aug 2015 10:41:16 EST Back to Basics Challenge - Week 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5878x6442x62315249 Back to Basics Challenge - Week 4: This week focus on 5 servings of fruits and veggies and whole grains. Servings are 1 cup for leafy greens and ½ cup for all other veggies and fruits. Also continue with weeks 1, 2 and 3 challenges. Sat, 22 Aug 2015 12:05:30 EST QUOTE & ??QUESTION?? OF THE DAY - Weekend Edition http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x62315132 QUOTE: “The reality is that everybody makes mistakes. The issue isn’t whether you will make them, it’s what you will do about them. It’s whether you will choose the path of humility and courage or the path of ego and pride.” ~ Stephen M. R. Covey, The Speed of Trust <BR> <BR> QUESTION: What do you think about office workouts? <BR> <BR> Not very feasible at my workplace, I need more practical options, It works for me! Or I've tried it, but I wasn't convinced. <BR> <BR> For me, I have bee... Sat, 22 Aug 2015 11:39:31 EST QUOTE AND ??QUESTION?? OF THE DAY - 08/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x62306334 QUOTE: “Success is processional. It’s the result of a series of small disciplines that lead us into habitual patterns of success that no longer require consistent will or effort.” ~ Anthony Robbins, Awaken the Giant Within <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Which is your frozen dessert of choice? <BR> <BR> <BR> Frozen yogurt, Gelato, Ice cream, Sherbet or sorbet, Non-dairy frozen dessert or I don't eat any of these. <BR> <BR> For me, I enjoy each from time to time. Gelato is always enjoyable to share... Fri, 21 Aug 2015 08:41:07 EST QUOTE AND ??QUESTION?? OF THE DAY - 08/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x62298136 QUOTE: “A healthy outside starts from the inside.” - Robert Urich <BR> <BR> QUESTION: What is your favorite music, the music that gets you moving? <BR> <BR> I am a child of the 80’s…so 80’s music generally gets me moving whether it’s a walk or the arc trainer, etc. <BR> <BR> I have been having a pain in my heel. I asked for some opinions on FB in a group I’m in and they think that it is Plantar Faciatis and I’m trying to take care of it until it feels better. Although everyday this wee... Thu, 20 Aug 2015 08:44:20 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 08/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x62291293 QUOTE: “Problems do not go away. They must be worked through or else they remain, forever a barrier to the growth and development of the spirit.” ~ Scott Peck, The Road Less Traveled <BR> <BR> QUESTION: What is your favorite food to grill? <BR> <BR> Chicken or steak or burgers. Hmmm…I guess that isn’t really narrowing it down, is it? <BR> <BR> So apparently I was supposed to drain and rinse the beans in the Quinoa Enchilada Bake…it made a lot and turned out good. I’m having it for lunch... Wed, 19 Aug 2015 10:31:18 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 08/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x62283684 QUOTE: “Every athlete hears two competing voices. One is a negative critic, and the other is a positive coach. Which voice we listen to is a matter of choice.” ~ Gary Mack,Mind Gym <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Do you snack on plain/salted nuts? <BR> <BR> I try to buy plain, but oftentimes if I am buying it for DH, they are salted. <BR> <BR> After my visit to the grocery store, I think I have everything I need to finish out the meal plan for the week. The Quinoa Enchilada Bake has been put in t... Tue, 18 Aug 2015 10:40:09 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 08/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x62275492 QUOTE: “Don’t find fault, find a remedy; anybody can complain.” ~ Henry Ford <BR> <BR> QUESTION: What type of water do you drink? Bottled, filtered, well, tap, etc? <BR> <BR> Mine is Filtered. Although at work, if I don’t bring enough, it’s bottled. <BR> <BR> So I am a little frustrated today. I had a new crockpot recipe for us to try today and I couldn’t find the can opener. We just have a hand opener but it was nowhere to be found. So I don’t know what I am doing for dinner tonig... Mon, 17 Aug 2015 10:49:49 EST Back to Basics Challenge - Week 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5878x6442x62254280 This week focus on getting 2 dairy servings and 2 tsp of healthy oils and continue with weeks 1 and 2. Serving are 1 cup of milk or yogurt or 1.5 oz of most cheeses. Also continue with week 2’s focus on 1 to 2 servings of lean protein and continue with week 1’s focus of water and vitamin/mineral supplement. <BR> <BR> Posting this in advance because tomorrow will be crazy! Fri, 14 Aug 2015 13:33:30 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 08/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x62253937 QUOTE: “Today, keep working hard and don’t get discouraged. Know you are going in the right direction…Stay focused on your dreams…and never (ever) give up.” - Unknown <BR> <BR> QUESTION: What was the best thing that happened to you this past week? <BR> I managed to meal plan and meal prep and felt good about what I was doing. <BR> <BR> I gained what I lost last week. While I can tell you that I am disappointed, I know I am doing what I need to do to ultimately get me to my goal. As dif... Fri, 14 Aug 2015 12:38:41 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 08/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x62245717 QUOTE: “Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results.” ~ Willie Nelson <BR> <BR> QUESTION: What time did you go to bed last night? <BR> <BR> It was close to 10:30 before I turned out the light. <BR> <BR> This morning has not gone well, but I’m trying to change my attitude about it. Mom needs a med refill, but the savings card that we got for it seems to have gone missing…so if I can’t get another one, it will cost around $250.00. I’m going ... Thu, 13 Aug 2015 10:51:59 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 08/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x62237967 QUOTE: “Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with big dreams is more powerful than one with all the facts.” ~ Albert Einstein <BR> <BR> QUESTION: If you could sit on a bench in a beautiful woods, who would you like sitting next to you on the bench and why? <BR> <BR> I think it would have to be my husband. He and I both enjoy just sitting and enjoying the view. <BR> <BR> Last night I finally added some strength training back to my routine and I am feeling it this morn... Wed, 12 Aug 2015 11:26:28 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 08/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x62229202 QUOTE: “Choose the positive. You have a choice. You are the master of your attitude. Choose the positive, the constructive. Optimism is a faith that leads to success.” ~ Bruce Lee <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Share one important thing that you hope to accomplish before the end of the year. <BR> <BR> I hope to make exercise a habit again. <BR> <BR> Yesterday was a little scary. Jarrod, my oldest son, fell in the shower and banged himself up pretty good. He was experiencing dizziness and such so I... Tue, 11 Aug 2015 10:05:29 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 08/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x62221619 QUOTE: “I am not interested in the past. I am interested in the future, for that is where I expect to spend the rest of my life.” ~ Charles F Kettering <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Do you have a plan for lunch? If yes, what is it? <BR> <BR> Yes, while I really try to take Sunday as a rest day I took a little time yesterday evening and browned some ground buffalo with taco seasoning so I could put together a salad. I have salad for lunch and had a smoothie for breakfast. <BR> <BR> Besides the tac... Mon, 10 Aug 2015 11:46:48 EST Back to Basics Challenge - Week 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5878x6442x62204675 This week focus on 1 to 2 servings of lean protein and continue with week 1’s focus of water and vitamin/mineral supplement. Sat, 8 Aug 2015 09:55:37 EST QUOTE AND ??QUESTION?? OF THE DAY - 08/08 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x62204630 QUOTE: “Don’t waste yourself in rejection, nor bark against the bad, but chant the beauty of the good.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson <BR> <BR> I am seriously pondering going to my leader's Sunday meeting to get a positive start to the week. So, today is my anniversary. Chris and I have been married for 6 years today. We are going to a steak/smoke house tonight, which I always enjoy. So much to do today...I hope I can find time to hit the rec center. I better get moving! Happy Saturday! Sat, 8 Aug 2015 09:48:20 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 08/07 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x62197932 QUOTE: “Light tomorrow with today.” ~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning <BR> <BR> QUESTION: What are your plans for the weekend? <BR> This weekend is Tax Free weekend in Texas so we are trying to avoid the stores…well, perhaps not the grocery stores. I need to get meals planned and hopefully some stuff prepped this week. <BR> <BR> So I think I mentioned that I was excited about seeing what the scale says last night…I am down 1.2. I was excited to see the scale move a direction other than up. ... Fri, 7 Aug 2015 10:40:08 EST QUOTE AND ??QUESTION?? OF THE DAY - 08/06 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x62188823 QUOTE: “Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.” ~ Henry Ford <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Does the time you start your day vary depending on what day it is or whether it’s a weekend or weekday? <BR> <BR> Yes. This morning it started earlier than normal, but we typically get up between 5:30 and 6 a.m. on the weekdays. Weekends, we try to sleep until 7 or 7:30. It doesn’t always work, but we try. <BR> <BR> I’m already tired and I’ve not even been to wor... Thu, 6 Aug 2015 08:21:54 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 08/05 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x62182377 QUOTE: “In life, never spend more than 10 percent of your time on the problem, and spend at least 90 percent of your time on the solution. Most important, don’t sweat the small stuff… and remember, it’s all small stuff!” ~ Anthony Robbins, Awaken the Giant Within <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Name a favorite hobby from your past. <BR> <BR> Dancing. I used to love to go dancing. My sweet hubby is not much for dancing, but I simply don’t have anyone to go with around here so I don’t go. <BR> <BR> I ... Wed, 5 Aug 2015 11:04:29 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 08/04 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x62174352 QUOTE: “Having a mental snapshot of where you are, where you are going, and what you are moving toward is incredibly powerful.” ~ Sara Blakely <BR> <BR> QUESTION: What is your favorite sport to watch either on TV or in person? <BR> <BR> I always loved watching hockey. Truthfully, I can watch any sport, but I may not understand them all. Hockey on tv is much easier to keep up with the puck than in person, or it is for me. <BR> <BR> Overall, yesterday was good, I got over my amount in wate... Tue, 4 Aug 2015 11:55:21 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 08/03 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x62164687 QUOTE: “‘Why me?’ rarely produces a positive result, while ‘How can I use this?’ usually leads us in the direction of turning our difficulties into a driving force to make ourselves and the world better.” ~ Anthony Robbins, Awaken the Giant Within <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Is it harder for you to stay OP and get your water and such in on the weekends? <BR> <BR> YES! I really have to think about it and focus on planning ahead. <BR> <BR> Saturday was a lot of fun. My cousin and I went shopping. ... Mon, 3 Aug 2015 10:46:47 EST August Walk Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5878x6442x62149176 Option A: For the videos,1 pt per mile, 5 pts entire video (only one bonus per day), 10 pts six days out of seven. <BR> Option B: For walkers, 1 pt per 1,000 steps, 10 pt bonus for reaching 10,000 in a day <BR> Option C: For walkers, 1 pt per mile walked, 3 miles add 5 pts, 6 days out of seven 10 pts. <BR> <BR> August 1: <BR> August 2: <BR> August 3: <BR> August 4: <BR> August 5: <BR> August 6: <BR> August 7: <BR> Week 1 Total: <BR> <BR> August 8: <BR> August 9: <BR> August 10: <BR> Augu... Sat, 1 Aug 2015 11:54:25 EST QUOTE AND WEEKEND UPDATE - 08/01-08/02 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x62148438 QUOTE: “Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities — always see them, for they’re always there.” ~ Norman Vincent Peale <BR> <BR> I am excited about this challenge, but honestly as I am going to be out and about today, I know it will be hard to get in water so I’m taking a bottle with. It is going to be tough, but I am a woman determined! I am pondering taking my Brita water bottle so that I don’t have to worry a... Sat, 1 Aug 2015 10:37:48 EST Back to Basics Challenge - Week 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5878x6442x62140913 This week focus on Water and vitamin/mineral supplement. For me, I am aiming for 8-8 oz. cups of water. I hear different perspectives on it like drink half your body weight, etc., but I know if I am for 8, I should be good and if my body wants more, then I can drink more. Fri, 31 Jul 2015 10:15:15 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 07/31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x62140861 QUOTE: “Everything is energy and that’s all there is to it. Match the frequency of the reality you want and you cannot help but get that reality. It can be no other way. This is not philosophy. This is physics.” – Albert Einstein <BR> <BR> QUESTION: What are your goals for August? <BR> <BR> I want to master the basics. I feel like if I can do that, I will truly be moving forward. <BR> <BR> I will post a challenge in the "Challenge" Section for the Back to Basics, if you want to join m... Fri, 31 Jul 2015 10:10:50 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 07/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x62133446 “Every positive change in your life begins with a clear, unequivocal decision that you are going to either do something or stop doing something.” – Unknown <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Do you bring your own shampoo and conditioner when you travel, or do you use what the hotel provides? <BR> <BR> I always bring my own. My hair is picky. <BR> <BR> Yesterday I listened to Joyce Meyer’s book Look Great Feel Great and found it informative. I’m hoping that I can incorporate some of the mantras, etc. ... Thu, 30 Jul 2015 10:36:32 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 07/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x62124853 QUOTE: “Worry pretends to be necessary, but serves no useful purpose.” – Eckhart Tolle <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Is there a fruit that you really really don’t like? <BR> <BR> Canteloupe. My mother loves it, but I can't stand it. I buy it and cut it up for her, but I can't eat it. <BR> <BR> I am feeling a little better today, but yesterday I decided to focus on meal planning videos. I found one girl that interested me. She doesn't meal prep/plan the way most people I have seen videos for. H... Wed, 29 Jul 2015 10:21:54 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 07/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x62116862 QUOTE: “It’s no coincidence that good words make us feel good and that hurtful or angry words make us feel bad. There is a 100 percent correlation between the words we choose and how we feel.” ~ Sean Stephenson, Get Off Your “But” <BR> <BR> QUESTION: How do you get out of the negative headspace when it happens? <BR> <BR> I am having difficulty with this of late and need to hear how others handle it. <BR> <BR> I don't know what has put me in this negative head space, but I need to pull m... Tue, 28 Jul 2015 10:27:02 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 07/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x62109624 QUOTE: “Binge on life. Purge negativity. Starve guilty feelings. Restrict unhappy thoughts. Count blessings, not calories. The only weight you ever need to lose is the weight of the world on your shoulders.” ~ Anonymous <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Name one of your favorite ways to relax during the summer. <BR> <BR> Hanging out at the lake or by the pool with my family. <BR> <BR> I was pretty proud of myself on Saturday. The restaurant that we stopped at had a buffet, we all opted not to get the... Mon, 27 Jul 2015 11:17:20 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 07/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x62086750 QUOTE: “The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.” ~ Anna Quindlen <BR> <BR> QUESTION: What did you have for breakfast this morning? <BR> <BR> Smoothie with milk, spinach, baby carrots, banana, strawberries, flaxseed, chia seeds, chocolate peanut butter. Yum! <BR> <BR> Chicken got cooked and eggs got cooked. My mother appreciated the eggs because she had them for breakfast. I fixed her a “breakfast sandw... Fri, 24 Jul 2015 10:53:10 EST QUOTE AND ??QUESTION?? OF THE DAY - 07/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x62077062 QUOTE: “The greatest of all miracles is that we need not be tomorrow what we are today. The greatest of all insights is that we cannot be tomorrow what we do not do today. That is why today matters.” ~ John C. Maxwell, Today Matters <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Do you have a "signature dish" that you do for guests or that you enjoy cooking and eating? <BR> <BR> Not really. I was really trying to be creative for awhile. I need to get back to my meal planning. <BR> <BR> You are probably wondering ... Thu, 23 Jul 2015 07:15:45 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 07/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x62070846 QUOTE: “Fairness is an illusion. Fairness never existed and never will. No one in life gets less or more than anyone else. We just get different stuff. That’s right. No one is dealt a bad or a good hand in life; we’re just dealt cards. It’s up to us to stay in the game and play. Sure, some cards look “better,” but they’re really not. If you look closely, you’ll see that anything you feel has been taken from you – or never given to you at all – was replaced with other amazing opportunities and... Wed, 22 Jul 2015 10:32:57 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 07/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x62062557 QUOTE: “Practice this. Every action you take today, no matter how little … give it weight. Put some space around it. Start it intentionally, with the intention to be mindful, to inhabit that action fully, to notice with all your senses the entire moment. When the action is done, don’t just rush to the next one, but take half a second to appreciate what you just experienced. Then move to the next with equal weight and space. If you don’t start treating this next action like it’s just as import... Tue, 21 Jul 2015 10:46:06 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 07/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x62054484 QUOTE: “Can anything be sadder than work left unfinished? Yes; work never begun.” ~ Christina Rossetti <BR> <BR> QUESTION: When did you first travel on a plane? Where did you go? <BR> <BR> Home. I was in Florida for travel and tourism school. <BR> <BR> Hope everyone is well. The event at the Frontiers of Flight was fun and then Chris and I snuck off after church and had lunch just us. It was actually kind of nice. I'm going to try to plan the rest of the menu for the week. Tonight, howe... Mon, 20 Jul 2015 11:55:27 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 07/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x62031247 QUOTE: “The extent to which you learn more about the world increases the depth of your experience. To live smarter means to live fuller. It also means to be aware of how much you can never know. To understand the limits of your knowledge is a wonderful thing. It is our responsibility as human beings to deliberately take advantage of the fact that we are living at a time when valuable information is more accessible than ever before.” ~ Unknown, The Daily Zen <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Would you rat... Fri, 17 Jul 2015 10:30:05 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 07/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x62023776 QUOTE: “There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.” – Ernest Hemingway <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Would you rather eat broccoli or carrots? <BR> <BR> I guess that would depend on my mood because I like both. <BR> <BR> I am still struggling with my workouts and getting 10,000 steps, but I'm trying to fight it. I am determined to get back OP today after a not so great day yesterday. I had my smoothie for breakfast, I have Ski... Thu, 16 Jul 2015 10:41:36 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 07/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x62016141 QUOTE: “Having a mental snapshot of where you are, where you are going, and what you are moving toward is incredibly powerful.” ~ Sara Blakely <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Name one of your favorite things about summer. <BR> <BR> I love having access to more things at the Farmer's Market. As winter closes in and the Farmer's Markets close down, I miss the fresh produce that I can get from them. <BR> <BR> I hope everyone is well. Yesterday was a bad day for me step wise, I'm not sure I managed to ... Wed, 15 Jul 2015 11:16:10 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 07/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x62007807 QUOTE: “Don’t waste yourself in rejection, nor bark against the bad, but chant the beauty of the good.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson <BR> <BR> QUESTION: If you had to choose between running or riding a bike, which one would you choose? <BR> <BR> I think it would be riding a bike. I enjoy that more than running right now. Tue, 14 Jul 2015 11:28:38 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 07/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61998904 QUOTE: “Success is not arriving at the summit of a mountain as a final destination. It is a continuing upward spiral of progress. It is perpetual growth.” ~ Wilfred Peterson, The Art of Living <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Did you attend elementary school, junior high and high school in the same town? <BR> <BR> Yes, I did. <BR> <BR> Hope everyone is doing well. It was a busy weekend for us. Unfortunately, the kids didn't get a chance to swim because we had a late lunch and then had to leave to me... Mon, 13 Jul 2015 11:08:19 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 07/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61975468 QUOTE: “If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.” – Roald Dahl <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Do you have anything planned for the weekend? <BR> <BR> It will be another busy one for me. We are supposed to go to my Aunt's again to have some family time and enjoy her pool. So glad that she doesn't mind that we use it. Then we have to take the kids 3.5 hours away to their summer camp. I know they will have fun. <BR> <BR> My light sensit... Fri, 10 Jul 2015 10:48:46 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 07/09 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61967211 QUOTE: “The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.” ~ Henry Ford <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Name one goal you would like to accomplish by the end of the summer. <BR> <BR> I want to be back to getting 10,000 steps per day and making time for myself. <BR> <BR> I'm trying to get up and walk in place, at least, to help myself get back into the habit. I realized something yesterday that I don't think I'd paid attention to before...I am not drinking nearly as much water. I brought... Thu, 9 Jul 2015 10:24:22 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 07/08 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61958086 QUOTE: “Good people are good because they have come to wisdom through failure. We get very little wisdom from success.” ~ William Saroyan <BR> <BR> QUESTION: What's your preference? Sugar, Cane Sugar/organic sugars, Stevia, Splenda, Aspartame, or other artificial sweetener or natural sweetener? <BR> <BR> I prefer sugar/raw sugar or organic sugar. I like Stevia in some things, but sometimes the aftertaste is a bit much. <BR> <BR> Yesterday was a nice but busy day. I had to stop at the gr... Wed, 8 Jul 2015 09:48:30 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 07/07 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61949755 \QUOTE: There are 7 days in a week and someday isn’t one of them. - Unknown <BR> <BR> QUESTION: How do you deal with sore muscles after a workout? <BR> <BR> I have been using Deep Blue Rub, which is an essential oil rub by DoTerra along with some stretching and such. <BR> <BR> Hope everyone is doing well. I realized earlier that I am feeling out of sorts and it may well be because I haven't been to a meeting in a bit. I plan on remedying that this week provided things are not crazy at w... Tue, 7 Jul 2015 10:50:15 EST July Walk Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5878x6442x61920738 Option A: For the videos,1 pt per mile, 5 pts entire video (only one bonus per day), 10 pts six days out of seven. <BR> Option B: For walkers, 1 pt per 1,000 steps, 10 pt bonus for reaching 10,000 in a day <BR> Option C: For walkers, 1 pt per mile walked, 3 miles add 5 pts, 6 days out of seven 10 pts. <BR> <BR> July 1: <BR> July 2: <BR> July 3: <BR> July 4: <BR> July 5: <BR> July 6: <BR> July 7: <BR> Week 1 Total: <BR> <BR> July 8: <BR> July 9: <BR> July 10: <BR> July 11: <BR> July 12: <... Fri, 3 Jul 2015 21:10:08 EST QUOTE AND ??QUESTION?? OF THE DAY - 07/03 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61917056 QUOTE: “Every living cell in your body is made from the food you eat. If you consistently eat junk food then you’ll have a junk body.” ~ Jeanette Jenkins <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Did you or do you celebrate Independence Day? If so, what did you do or what do you have planned? <BR> <BR> We are hoping to go hang out at the airport tonight and enjoy the fireworks. Tomorrow we are supposed to go to my Aunt's and enjoy the swimming pool and possibly leftover wedding cake. <BR> <BR> Hope everyone ... Fri, 3 Jul 2015 10:53:18 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 07/01 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61898731 QUOTE: “Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new.” – Brian Tracy <BR> <BR> QUESTION: July Goals? <BR> <BR> I am trying to hit 10,000 steps each day this month. I have done it before and it makes me feel better when I do. <BR> <BR> Last night was a bit frustrating; I had to go to the store and DH wound up working really late. At least I successfully managed to find some shoes that work for Mom witho... Wed, 1 Jul 2015 10:40:36 EST 1-5 miles a day, Challenge for July http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5878x6442x61894586 Let's get walking. You set your own goals. We can go on this walking journey together. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 23:00:56 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 06/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61889853 QUOTE: “Choose the positive. You have a choice. You are the master of your attitude. Choose the positive, the constructive. Optimism is a faith that leads to success.” ~ Bruce Lee <BR> <BR> QUESTION: How do you handle a change to your routine? <BR> <BR> Honestly, I wish I handled it better. It seems to throw me off and I feel like I spend too much time trying to regroup. <BR> <BR> It seemed to take forever with the doctor's appointment for my mom yesterday. Her appointment was at 2:45 a... Tue, 30 Jun 2015 11:22:16 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 06/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61880729 QUOTE: “It’s no coincidence that good words make us feel good and that hurtful or angry words make us feel bad. There is a 100 percent correlation between the words we choose and how we feel.” ~ Sean Stephenson, Get Off Your “But” <BR> <BR> QUESTION: With July fast approaching, have you hit your goals for June? <BR> <BR> With the move and everything, no, I have not. I am shooting for July to be better though! :-) <BR> <BR> I am out this afternoon so that I can get my Mom to the doctor. ... Mon, 29 Jun 2015 12:04:11 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 06/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61855556 QUOTE: “There’s an importance of keeping an open mind. The brain is programmed to protect us, and that can mean imposing limits on what it thinks we can or should do. Constantly push at those limits, because the brain can be way too cautious.” ~ Chrissie Wellington <BR> <BR> QUESTION: If you drink sodas, how many do you drink in a week? Are they diet or regular? <BR> <BR> I try to limit it to 3 or less per week. <BR> <BR> Sorry I wasn't able to post yesterday, but we were so busy once t... Fri, 26 Jun 2015 10:40:56 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 06/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61840394 QUOTE: “When I say I lack the time to exercise, is this really true given that I have time to watch television? Perhaps it is just difficult for me to admit that I may be lazy.” ~ Keshavan Nair, A Higher Standard of Leadership <BR> <BR> QUESTION: List a few common items that can always be found in your fridge <BR> Eggs, cheese, milk. <BR> My Fitbit came in sooner than expected. I am so excited to have something again. This one is a little different but I think it will be a quick adjustmen... Wed, 24 Jun 2015 13:15:01 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 06/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61830851 QUOTE: “One of the best things you can do to improve the world is to improve yourself.” ~ Jen Sincero, You Are a Bad@$$ <BR> <BR> QUOTE: Do you prefer fresh, frozen or canned vegetables? <BR> <BR> We usually use canned or fresh. I don't buy a lot of frozen veggies. <BR> <BR> My weekend was nice. Since we had no children this past weekend or this week, we just hung out and enjoyed spending time together. We took in a movie after church on Sunday. This week, so far, we have spent a lot of ... Tue, 23 Jun 2015 10:45:48 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 06/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61798370 QUOTE: “A near win shifts our view of the landscape. It can turn future goals, which we tend to envision at a distance, into more proximate events. We consider temporal distance as we do spatial distance. (Visualize a great day tomorrow and we see it with granular, practical clarity. But picture what a great day in the future might be like, not tomorrow but fifty years from now, and the image will be hazier.)” ~ Sarah Lewis, The Rise <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Any plans for the weekend? <BR> <BR... Fri, 19 Jun 2015 10:27:27 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 06/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61791241 QUOTE: “You have the power to heal yourself, and you need to know that. We think so often that we are helpless, but we’re not. We always have the power of our minds. Claim and consciously use your power.” – Louise Hay <BR> <BR> QUESTION: As a child, did you prefer to play inside or outside? <BR> <BR> Mostly outside, but as I got into those teen years, etc., it seemed to be more indoors. <BR> <BR> Calling the doctor today since this still hasn't passed. She said 5 to 7 days and it has be... Thu, 18 Jun 2015 11:23:14 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 06/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61782425 QUOTE “We don’t have to feel negative about weeds. They’re a part of life. We need to see them, acknowledge them, focus on the solution, and immediately do whatever it takes to eliminate their influence from our lives.” ~ Anthony Robbins, Awaken the Giant Within <BR> <BR> QUESTION: What is your favorite retail store? <BR> <BR> I have to say Target. I do enjoy Belk and Macy's, but our go-to store for most stuff is Target. <BR> <BR> Still not feeling well. I have a feeling I'll be calling... Wed, 17 Jun 2015 10:25:54 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 06/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61773149 QUOTE: “You have power over your mind — not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.” ~ Marcus Aurelius, Meditations <BR> <BR> QUESTION: How do you change things up when you are in a food rut? <BR> <BR> I am getting in a food rut so I would like to hear how others handle it. <BR> <BR> Sorry for not starting things yesterday, but I was in the bed for two days not feeling well. Still not feeling well this morning, but the doctor said it was viral so no meds. If it hasn't ... Tue, 16 Jun 2015 09:32:19 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 06/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61742675 QUOTE: “If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done.” ~ Bruce Lee <BR> <BR> QUESTION: What is your favorite seasoning? <BR> <BR> I have to say if I have to choose just one, it would have to be garlic. I put it on everything. <BR> <BR> I went home yesterday not feeling well and pretty much just went to bed. I wound up putting ear plugs in because DH was watching a movie that was way too loud, took some meds and went to sleep for the night. Sadly, that left... Fri, 12 Jun 2015 14:13:57 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 06/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61734199 QUOTE: “The storms will come and the winds will rise and the gusts will threaten to pull you from your roots. Let the winds come. Let them rage and know that you will not break in the breeze, you will bend. Bend. Always bend because you are made of more strength than you know, because you are better than the breaking.” ~ Tyler Knott Gregson <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Calories aside, what is your favorite breakfast? <BR> <BR> Eggs, bacon, hasbrowns, gravy, biscuits...yep, totally unhealthy but it... Thu, 11 Jun 2015 13:00:26 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 06/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61724373 QUOTE: “Don’t waste time calculating your chances of success and failure. Just fix your aim and begin.” ~ Guan Yin Tzu, Chinese Master <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Where do you get inspiration for your meals? <BR> <BR> Honestly, from Pinterest and from things I remember my mom cooking. <BR> <BR> The doctor's office called this morning and they are seeing her this afternoon. I am just hoping we can get this knocked out. I did about 15 minutes on my bike yesterday...not much perhaps but it's somet... Wed, 10 Jun 2015 11:00:04 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 06/09 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61715599 QUOTE: “The professional does not wait for inspiration; he acts in anticipation of it.” ~ Steven Pressfield, Turning Pro <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you tried a new recipe lately or are you planning to? <BR> <BR> Not recently, but yes, I am going to a new crockpot salisbury steak recipe. My mom said that's what she wanted so I found a crockpot recipe. I just hope it works well and my family likes it because I think there may be leftovers. <BR> <BR> I hope everyone is well! Mom is doing a l... Tue, 9 Jun 2015 11:20:08 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 06/08 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61705937 QUOTE: “When opportunity comes, it’s too late to prepare.” ~ John Wooden <BR> <BR> QUESTION: What fruits do you have on hand right now? <BR> <BR> Cherries, grapes, mangoes, apples, bananas, blueberries, and strawberries. I had blackberries, but I used them to make a cobbler yesterday for DH. <BR> <BR> I hope everyone had a good weekend. I did not get to take a walk around the neighborhood the way I wanted to, but it was a busy weekend. My mom is not feeling well and is sounding a little... Mon, 8 Jun 2015 10:50:37 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 06/05 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61681366 QUOTE: “What got us to where we are today is not going to get us to where we need to go tomorrow.” ~ Blake Mycoskie <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Do you have summer vacation plans? If so, where are you going? <BR> <BR> No, we don't. I hope to at least take a weekend trip, but I'm not sure we can unless I can find someone to stay with my mom. She's still not getting around like she needs to. <BR> <BR> I enjoyed some quiet time for myself yesterday when everyone was gone for lunch, I took a 15 minu... Fri, 5 Jun 2015 10:38:59 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 06/04 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61672576 QUOTE: “Grit is not just simple elbow-grease term for rugged persistence. It is an often invisible display of endurance that lets you stay in an uncomfortable place, work hard to improve upon a given interest, and do it again and again.” ~ Sarah Lewis, The Rise <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Do you prefer sun or snow or rain? <BR> <BR> Honestly, I think I prefer the sun. <BR> <BR> I ate too many PointsPlus yesterday, but today is a new day and my Weekly PointsPlus restart today. I made sure I pack... Thu, 4 Jun 2015 11:09:50 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 06/03 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61662941 QUOTE: “There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.” – Ernest Hemingway <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Do you use cable, DSL or something else? <BR> <BR> We have AT&T U-Verse and seem to like it pretty well. <BR> <BR> The allergy meds seem to be working their way in Daisy's system so that's a positive. I left the house this morning and realized my FitBit was still on the charger. I'm a little frustrated with myself, but what can... Wed, 3 Jun 2015 10:14:22 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 06/02 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61655397 QUOTE: “The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.” ~ Anna Quindlen <BR> <BR> QUESTION: PC or Mac? <BR> <BR> I've heard good things about Mac, but we're PC all the way. <BR> <BR> It was a late start to the workday because my poor baby dog (she is around 17 or 18) had some serious hotspots and had ripped out most of her hair off her tail and was making herself bleed. I was concerned that her allergies had ... Tue, 2 Jun 2015 13:01:48 EST 1-4 miles a day, Challenge for June http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5878x6442x61650509 Let's walk 1-4 miles a day. Nothing is to be or to small just get walking. <BR> You set your own goals. We can encourage each other. As we go on this walking journey together. Good luck. Tue, 2 Jun 2015 00:22:52 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 06/01 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61643641 QUOTE: “Be not afraid of going slowly, be afraid only of standing still.” - unknown <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Do you have any hobbies that you used to do that you are wanting to do again? <BR> <BR> Cross-stitch and embroidering. I used to enjoy doing it, but I just quit and I haven't picked it back up yet. <BR> <BR> Weekend was restful. We had to get up and head to Denison yesterday as my cousin's youngest was getting married. It was a beautiful ceremony. I better get busy. Happy Monday! Mon, 1 Jun 2015 10:47:15 EST June Walk Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5878x6442x61639096 Option A: For the videos,1 pt per mile, 5 pts entire video (only one bonus per day), 10 pts six days out of seven. <BR> Option B: For walkers, 1 pt per 1,000 steps, 10 pt bonus for reaching 10,000 in a day <BR> Option C: For walkers, 1 pt per mile walked, 3 miles add 5 pts, 6 days out of seven 10 pts. <BR> <BR> June 1: <BR> June 2: <BR> June 3: <BR> June 4: <BR> June 5: <BR> June 6: <BR> June 7: <BR> Week 1 total: <BR> <BR> June 8: <BR> June 9: <BR> June 10: <BR> June 11: <BR> June 12: <... Sun, 31 May 2015 23:00:50 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 05/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61617238 QUOTE: “The obstacle is the path. Face the problem, and in doing so, become more aware. See what is really happening with you. Learn about yourself. This is a valuable education.” ~ Leo Babauta, Blog <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Today I feel...tired after a trip to the E.R. <BR> <BR> So I was experiencing a headache (since I started taking the meds) and when I called the doctor's office, I was told that it doesn't cause headaches. I had already checked the drug's website and it causes headaches in... Fri, 29 May 2015 10:57:57 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 05/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61609759 QUOTE: “We cannot become what we want to be by remaining what we are.” – Max DePree <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Do you have a favorite dish that you loved as a kid and still love as an adult? <BR> <BR> Macaroni and cheese. <BR> <BR> I'm hoping that this new med is not what is causing my headache, but I'm afraid it is. I didn't get much done last night that I needed to, but I did get some rest. I better get back to it. Happy Friday eve! Thu, 28 May 2015 13:15:03 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 05/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61600637 QUOTE: “True happiness comes not when we get rid of all of our problems,but when we change our relationship to them, when we see our problems as a potential source of awakening, opportunities to practice, and to learn.” ~ Richard Carlson, Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Today I saw...a woman that reminded me of a friend of mine that I recently found out has been diagnosed with lung cancer, stage 4. <BR> <BR> Yesterday seem to be so hectic. I had the doctor's appointment th... Wed, 27 May 2015 12:53:03 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 05/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61590444 QUOTE: “The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.” ~ Anna Quindlen <BR> <BR> QUESTION: What did you do this weekend? <BR> <BR> We got lots of rain and did some shopping and I wound up saving over $100 at Target and we got stocked up on some things. <BR> Tue, 26 May 2015 10:48:28 EST Restart http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61590063 trying to restart a plan walking with Leslie and w w too .will start with a mile a day then try to throw in some weights Tue, 26 May 2015 10:09:59 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 05/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61558829 QUOTE: “The storms will come and the winds will rise and the gusts will threaten to pull you from your roots. Let the winds come. Let them rage and know that you will not break in the breeze, you will bend. Bend. Always bend because you are made of more strength than you know, because you are better than the breaking.” ~ Tyler Knott Gregson <BR> <BR> QUESTION: When you looked at yourself in the mirror today, what was the first thing you thought? <BR> <BR> Is it sad that I honestly can't r... Fri, 22 May 2015 13:48:24 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 05/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61550371 QUOTE: “It’s a terrible thing, I think, in life to wait until you’re ready. I have this feeling that no one is ever ready to do anything. There is almost no such thing as ready. There is only now.” – Hugh Laurie <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you noticed that your trigger foods have changed during this journey? <BR> <BR> Yes, they definitely have. Things that were serious triggers when I first started this journey, are not triggers now. <BR> <BR> I was able to get my car to Discount Tire yest... Thu, 21 May 2015 13:21:26 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 05/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61541244 QUOTE: “Your life is a result of the choices you make…If you don’t like your life it is time to start making better choices.” - Unknown <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Name the unhealthiest thing in your fridge. <BR> <BR> I am not sure which would be more unhealthy, butter or soda. I have been trying to clear out the processed foods, but we seem to not be able to get rid of the soda. I generally only drink one occasionally these days. <BR> <BR> Busy morning already and it's looking like it's going ... Wed, 20 May 2015 13:16:50 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 05/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61531659 QUOTE: “Success is processional. It’s the result of a series of small disciplines that lead us into habitual patterns of success that no longer require consistent will or effort.” ~ Anthony Robbins, Awaken the Giant Within <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Do you eat more fresh produce, frozen or canned produce? <BR> <BR> I try to eat more fresh, but I do eat frozen fruit (usually with my smoothies) and canned occasionally. <BR> <BR> DH and I went walking Saturday and Sunday evenings, but we weren't ... Tue, 19 May 2015 12:47:41 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 05/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61496688 QUOTE: “A near win shifts our view of the landscape. It can turn future goals, which we tend to envision at a distance, into more proximate events. We consider temporal distance as we do spatial distance. (Visualize a great day tomorrow and we see it with granular, practical clarity. But picture what a great day in the future might be like, not tomorrow but fifty years from now, and the image will be hazier.)” ~ Sarah Lewis, The Rise <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Do you know how to swim? <BR> <BR> ... Fri, 15 May 2015 13:01:26 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 05/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61487312 QUOTE: “The art of thinking is the greatest art of all, for ‘as a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.’ The thinker knows he is today where his thoughts have taken him and that he is building his future by the quality of the thoughts he thinks.” ~ Wilfred Peterson, The Art of Living <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Describe your life as it was in high school. Are you the same person? Have you changed? <BR> <BR> High school was so long ago. I was so insecure, had no idea how to respect myself, cared ab... Thu, 14 May 2015 11:38:46 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 05/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61478234 QUOTE: The difference between who you are and who you want to be is what you do. – unknown <BR> <BR> QUESTION: What is your favorite summer fruit? <BR> <BR> Watermelon. Although, I do also love berries. <BR> <BR> I hope everyone is well. It is starting out a most frustrating morning, but I'm going to just try to be thankful that I woke up this morning. I went to go get the lipid panel done this morning and while waiting for them to open, I started checking my email. I realized that I ha... Wed, 13 May 2015 11:01:18 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 05/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61469294 QUOTE: “Be determined to be positive. Understand that the greater part of your misery or unhappiness is determined not by your circumstances, but by your attitude. So smile at those who often try to begrudge or hurt you, show them what’s missing in their life and what they can’t take away from you.” ~ Marc Chernoff, Blog <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Are you tidy or messy? <BR> <BR> Both to some extent. There is usually a method to my madness, but someone who doesn't know would say it was a mess. ... Tue, 12 May 2015 12:00:36 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 05/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61459546 QUOTE: “Being miserable is a habit; being happy is a habit; and the choice is yours.” ~ Tom Hopkins <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Were you taught to be a member of the “Clean Plate Club?” Did it have affect your eating habits as an adult? <BR> <BR> Yes, and yes, it does affect my eating habits. <BR> <BR> I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and were able to enjoy their families. We had lunch with my mother in law and spent some time with my mom. My DS24 came up to spend time with us. DS15 got ... Mon, 11 May 2015 11:28:54 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 05/08 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61435548 QUOTE: “In our culture, we grow up thinking that failure is a terrible thing, that it’s a setback, or worse, the end. Often it turns out to be the beginning of something better.” ~ Katherine Schwarzenegger <BR> <BR> QUESTION: What plans do you have for your weekend? <BR> <BR> I know we have an appointment or two, but I am hoping to get to the Farmer's Market. I also want to meal plan this weekend. <BR> <BR> I had a 1 pound gain last night. I am really not all that surprised with all the... Fri, 8 May 2015 12:03:45 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 05/07 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61427185 QUOTE: “If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place.” – Nora Roberts <BR> <BR> QUESTION: What was your favorite subject in school? <BR> <BR> I think if it was the basics, it was English. If you are talking about extra curricular, it was Colorguard. I twirled a flag and it was one of my favorite things. <BR> <BR> I'm not sure what to expect tonight. My eating has definitel... Thu, 7 May 2015 13:07:13 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 05/06 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61417235 QUOTE: “You don’t drown by falling in the water. You drown by staying there.” ~ Unknown <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Tell us about your favorite spot in your city. <BR> <BR> I think my favorite spot is my backyard. It just makes me feel good to go sit outside and be thankful for where my life has taken me. <BR> <BR> I am really trying to be better about tracking this week. Little changes definitely help. I've put myself back in my wrist brace for the moment. I did something stupid and it was hur... Wed, 6 May 2015 11:46:27 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 05/05 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61407330 QUOTE: “Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward.” – C.S. Lewis <BR> <BR> QUESTION: What do you see right now? <BR> <BR> My computer screen and the hotel out my window. <BR> <BR> I had quite the headache yesterday and am thankful that it finally eased and I didn't wake up with it this morning. Although I must admit that I am a little frustrated because my first edition Kindle Fire has decided to not ch... Tue, 5 May 2015 10:52:56 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 05/04/2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61398038 QUOTE: “Life is an ever-flowing process and somewhere on the path some unpleasant things will pop up – it might leave a scar, but then life is flowing, and like running water, when it stops it grows stale. Go bravely on, my friend, because each experience teaches us a lesson. Keep blasting because life is such that sometimes it is nice and sometimes it is not.” ~ Bruce Lee, Striking Thoughts <BR> <BR> QUESTION: How was your weekend? <BR> <BR> Saturday, we got up and ran to the vet and the... Mon, 4 May 2015 11:17:37 EST May Walk Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5878x6442x61384071 Option A: For the videos,1 pt per mile, 5 pts entire video (only one bonus per day), 10 pts six days out of seven. <BR> Option B: For walkers, 1 pt per 1,000 steps, 10 pt bonus for reaching 10,000 in a day <BR> Option C: For walkers, 1 pt per mile walked, 3 miles add 5 pts, 6 days out of seven 10 pts. <BR> <BR> May 1: <BR> May 2: <BR> May 3: <BR> May 4: <BR> May 5: <BR> May 6: <BR> May 7: <BR> Week 1 Total: <BR> <BR> May 8: <BR> May 9: <BR> May 10: <BR> May 11: <BR> May 12: <BR> May 13: ... Sat, 2 May 2015 19:53:34 EST MAY 2015 FITNESS MINUTES! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=29813x6442x61382633 I don't know if I did this last month or not, I don't think I did! But we'll do it this month! Just put you're fitness minutes down for each day you exercise. May 2 Fitness Points 240 points Sat, 2 May 2015 16:04:34 EST 1-4 miles a day, challenge for May http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5878x6442x61377747 Let's get walking. You set your own mile goals. Go on this journey together Sat, 2 May 2015 00:06:49 EST MAY SPARK POINTS! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=29813x6442x61374581 May 1175 points May 2 146 Spark Points Fri, 1 May 2015 16:25:11 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 05/01 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61371549 QUOTE: “Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happens to him.” ~ Aldous Huxley <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Is there a particular sport that you enjoy watching? <BR> <BR> I used to love to watch hockey, but haven't watched in several years. I enjoy watching baseball (in person) and soccer was fun as well (in person). <BR> <BR> I did not go to weigh in last night because our family went to the premier of The Avengers. We met at 5:45 at Jersey Mike's to eat and t... Fri, 1 May 2015 09:52:57 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 04/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61363717 QUOTE: “The storms will come and the winds will rise and the gusts will threaten to pull you from your roots. Let the winds come. Let them rage and know that you will not break in the breeze, you will bend. Bend. Always bend because you are made of more strength than you know, because you are better than the breaking.” ~ Tyler Knott Gregson <BR> <BR> QUESTION: With May fast approaching, have you thought about your goals for next month? <BR> <BR> I haven’t really had much time to do that. <B... Thu, 30 Apr 2015 12:49:52 EST APRIL SPARK POINTS! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=29813x6442x61359687 Let's see how many Spark Points we can get! The one with the most points will get a prize! APRIL 1 217 APRIL 3 156 APRIL 5 173 APRIL 7 69 APRIL 14 142 APRIL 15 270 April 30 189 Total = 4130 I checked what was wrote down on the site and it was 4130. These figures don't add up to 4130 points. Thu, 30 Apr 2015 01:17:19 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 04/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61355107 Quote: “We don’t have to feel negative about weeds. They’re a part of life. We need to see them, acknowledge them, focus on the solution, and immediately do whatever it takes to eliminate their influence from our lives.” ~ Anthony Robbins, Awaken the Giant Within <BR> <BR> Question: Do you look for the “organic” label when you shop? <BR> I do, especially for things that are on the “dirty dozen” list. <BR> <BR> The doctor’s office had called back yesterday and said everything was fine with m... Wed, 29 Apr 2015 13:34:18 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 04/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61345321 QUOTE: “The same boiling water that softens potatoes hardens eggs. Its all about what you are made of not your circumstances.” <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever participated in a CSA? <BR> <BR> Not technically, but I did get Greenling for some time. Now, we are just going to the farmer’s markets or I buy from Sprouts or Natural Grocers. <BR> <BR> After a super busy weekend, I woke up yesterday with a migraine, which was not the way to start my Monday. I wound up calling in and not waki... Tue, 28 Apr 2015 12:59:32 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 04/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61310109 QUOTE: “In the end, we need two things to lead a balanced life – a sense of the world and a sense of ourselves; it’s like breathing in and breathing out. And if you can only get to know the world by stepping out, and losing yourself in experience, you can only get to know the self by stepping back, and finding yourself in contemplation. One without the other leads to a kind of madness.” ~ Pico Lyer <BR> <BR> QUESTION: What is your favorite snack? <BR> <BR> I think I really need to work on... Fri, 24 Apr 2015 12:33:05 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 04/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61300658 QUOTE: “The truth is, there’s no better time to be happy than right now. If not now, when? Your life will always be filled with challenges. It’s best to admit this to yourself and decide to be happy anyway.” ~ Richard Carlson, Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff <BR> <BR> QUESTION: What is your favorite type of food? (Italian/Mexican/etc.) <BR> <BR> I guess I would have to say my favorite is Indian. It is not something we have often and I have to order it without cilantro because it triggers migr... Thu, 23 Apr 2015 11:04:28 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 04/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61290951 QUOTE: “Dealing with our overweight – or with any of our life’s difficulties, for that matter – is not a battle to be fought. Instead, we must learn how to make friends with our hardships and challenges. They are there to help us; they are natural opportunities for deeper understanding and transformation, brining us more joy and peace as we learn to work with them.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh, Savor <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Are you vegetarian or vegan or flexiterian? If not, have you ever considered or t... Wed, 22 Apr 2015 10:42:50 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 04/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61281604 <BR> QUESTION: Are you a "cook in advance" person or a "last minute" cook? <BR> <BR> I tend to be a last minute cook, but I'm trying to change into a cook in advance person. <BR> <BR> Since it was asked...this batch of "momlets" were browned half pound of sausage 10 eggs and a little bit of cheese. It is a variation of a theme, I guess. I have tried cooking whole eggs, the "boiled" egg, scrambled eggs, etc. Last time I made them with ham. I am trying to cook those things in advance for M... Tue, 21 Apr 2015 10:37:06 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 04/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61271969 QUOTE “The obstacle is the path. Face the problem, and in doing so, become more aware. See what is really happening with you. Learn about yourself. This is a valuable education.” ~ Leo Babauta, Blog <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Are you more a "convenience" cook or "cook from scratch" cook? <BR> <BR> I definitely used to be a "convenience" cook, but have turned into a "cook from scratch" cook. <BR> <BR> It was a busy day yesterday. 2 dozen muffins made, 10 "momlets" and two "boiled" eggs. I made ... Mon, 20 Apr 2015 11:04:09 EST QUOTE AND ??QUESTION?? OF THE DAY - 04/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61254214 QUOTE: “In the end, we need two things to lead a balanced life – a sense of the world and a sense of ourselves; it’s like breathing in and breathing out. And if you can only get to know the world by stepping out, and losing yourself in experience, you can only get to know the self by stepping back, and finding yourself in contemplation. One without the other leads to a kind of madness.” ~ Pico Lyer <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you tried a new food lately? Did you like it? How did you prepare it... Sat, 18 Apr 2015 12:17:59 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 04/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61245758 QUOTE: “The truth is, there’s no better time to be happy than right now. If not now, when? Your life will always be filled with challenges. It’s best to admit this to yourself and decide to be happy anyway.” ~ Richard Carlson, Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever tried essential oils? <BR> <BR> Yes. I remember a friend giving me some years ago to try and I have dabbled in them here and there, lavender to help me relax and sleep better, etc. Today, I am trying Wint... Fri, 17 Apr 2015 11:32:45 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 04/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61236656 QUOTE: In times of great stress or adversity, it's always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive. - Lee Iacocca <BR> <BR> QUESTION: As our tax deadline just past, do you file at the last minute? File early? File an extension? <BR> <BR> We try to file early, but sometimes it doesn't always work that way. I think we have only filed an extension one time. <BR> <BR> It was a busy day, but not so bad. I think that food wise, it wasn't great. Since my bo... Thu, 16 Apr 2015 11:22:56 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 04/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61227021 QUOTE: “There is power in the tongue to give life or tear down.” – Adam Houge, If You Change Your Words It will Transform Your Life <BR> <BR> QUESTION: How old would you feel if you didn’t know how old you are? <BR> <BR> That depends on when you ask me. Some days I feel like I am older than dirt and other times, I feel like I'm a spring chicken. <BR> <BR> Yesterday was a little better. I managed to get some veggies cut and crockpot "roasted" for both Mom and me today. I gave her sweet p... Wed, 15 Apr 2015 10:39:21 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 04/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61217250 QUOTE: “He who hopes to avoid all failure and misfortune is trying to live in a fairyland; the wise man realistically accepts failures as a part of life and builds a philosophy to meet them and make the most of them. He lives on the principle of ‘nothing attempted, nothing gained’ and is resolved that if he fails he is going to fail while trying to succeed.” ~ Wilfred Peterson, The Art of Living <BR> <BR> QUESTION: How do you handle your stress? Do you eat? Do you forget to eat? <BR> <BR>... Tue, 14 Apr 2015 10:35:01 EST My name is Sandra http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6442x61204592 My goal is a 30 minutes walk each day. I love Leslie's in house walking program when the weather is bad. Mon, 13 Apr 2015 06:41:17 EST Glad to have found this group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6442x61195234 I started the videos about a month ago but not seriously. I now found the motivation I need with this group and my husband is going to walk with me. I love the DVD's and plan on doing early morning walks. I have about 85 pounds to lose and just set some goals to help me track and reach it. Thanks for letting me join the group and happy walking! Sun, 12 Apr 2015 05:14:49 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 04/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61180854 QUOTE: An arrow can only be shot by pulling backwards. When life is dragging you back with difficulties, just imagine it’s going to launch you into something great. – unknown <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Do you participate in SparkPeople Challenges? <BR> <BR> I have in the past, but am putting those on the back burner for the time being to focus on what I need to do to take care of myself. <BR> <BR> Things were so swamped yesterday I didn't have time to look at anything other than work. By the ti... Fri, 10 Apr 2015 11:56:47 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 04/08 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61163777 QUOTE: “You’ve gotten to where you are right now by doing whatever it is you’re doing, so if you’re less than impressed with your current situation, you clearly need to change things up.” ~ Jen Sincero <BR> <BR> QUESTION: What are you doing to make today a good on plan day? <BR> <BR> I took time, even though things were super hectic this morning to prepare my salad ingredients and a back up plan. I finally stopped about an hour ago to eat lunch and decided to go for the broccoli (steamed ... Wed, 8 Apr 2015 16:21:09 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 04/07 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61151423 QUOTE: “In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.” ~ Eleanore Roosevelt <BR> <BR> QUESTION: How do you deal with feeling like you need to eat all the time? I seem to be dealing with this more when I'm at work than at home. <BR> <BR> I have been eating lots of air-popped popcorn. Tue, 7 Apr 2015 10:41:20 EST My walking for april http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5878x6442x61151173 4/1~4.24 miles <BR> 4/2~4.98 miles <BR> 4/3~4.35 <BR> 4/4~4.44 <BR> 4/5~4.37 miles <BR> 4/6~5.05 miles <BR> 4/7~ <BR> Week 1 Total: <BR> ----- <BR> 4/8~ <BR> 4/9~ <BR> 4/10~ <BR> 4/11~ <BR> 4/12~ <BR> 4/13~ <BR> 4/14~ <BR> Week 2 Total: <BR> ---- <BR> 4/15~ <BR> 4/16~ <BR> 4/17~ <BR> 4/18~ <BR> 4/19~ <BR> 4/20~ <BR> 4/21~ <BR> Week 3 Total: <BR> ---- <BR> 4/22~ <BR> 4/23~ <BR> 4/24~ <BR> 4/25~ <BR> 4/26~ <BR> 4/27~ <BR> 4/28~ <BR> Week 4 Total: <BR> ---- <BR... Tue, 7 Apr 2015 10:18:48 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 04/06 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61141399 QUOTE: “Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.” ~ Nelson Mandela <BR> <BR> QUESTION: How did you spend your weekend? <BR> <BR> We had company and I fixed a big meal for dinner. Since it rained, we had to do a makeshift egg hunt in the house. It was busy but fun. <BR> Mon, 6 Apr 2015 11:15:26 EST QUOTE AND ??QUESTION?? OF THE DAY - 04/04 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61125087 QUOTE: “Most answers reveal themselves through doing, not thinking.” ~ Jen Sincero, You are a Bad@$$ <BR> <BR> QUESTION: What is your favorite walk? DVD, walking outside? <BR> <BR> I enjoy trying to change things up occasionally. I enjoy Leslie's walks (including the old ones) and have tried the Prevention Walk dvd, Jessica Smith, etc. Sat, 4 Apr 2015 15:12:11 EST MEASURING PROGRESS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5879x6442x61115079 I found this article here: <link>www.fitday.com/fitness-articles/fitn<BR>ess/the-best-way-to-measure-weight-los<BR>s-hint-not-the-scale.html </link> <BR> <BR> One of the most frustrating things about weight loss is that it all too often becomes a battle with the scale. A feeling of hopeful anticipation can quickly turn into one of disappointment, frustration, and despair if we feel like the scale doesn't reflect our hard work. Sometimes it seems that the scale will not budge, no matter... Fri, 3 Apr 2015 11:16:23 EST QUOTE AND ??QUESTION?? OF THE DAY - 04/03 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61114978 QUOTE: “Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking. ” ~ William B. Sprague <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Do you do anything special to celebrate Easter? <BR> <BR> We normally try to go to church and have lunch as a family. This year, I am cooking dinner. Fri, 3 Apr 2015 11:02:54 EST April Walk Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5878x6442x61113720 <BR> Choose your activity and rack up the points. <BR> Here's a template to copy and paste and you can edit your same post over and over instead of reposting every time. <BR> <BR> Option A: For the videos,1 pt per mile, 5 pts entire video (only one bonus per day), 10 pts six days out of seven. <BR> Option B: For walkers, 1 pt per 1,000 steps, 10 pt bonus for reaching 10,000 in a day <BR> Option C: For walkers, 1 pt per mile walked, 3 miles add 5 pts, 6 days out of seven 10 pts. <BR> <... Fri, 3 Apr 2015 09:07:21 EST My apologies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x61105689 I am sorry that I abruptly disappeared. I was going through some things and just sort of went off the grid. It was not planned, it just sort of happened. However, it gave me some time to reflect on what was important to me. I need to remember to take care of myself and not put everyone else before my health. I hope everyone will forgive me for disappearing and allow me to continue with what I was doing previously. Thu, 2 Apr 2015 11:24:54 EST 1-4 miles a day, Challenge for April http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5878x6442x61084351 Let's walk 1-4 miles a day. You set your own goals. We can go on this walking journey together. <BR> Encourage each other to get healthy. Let's get walking. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 09:59:21 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6442x61049510 New to this group but been a member of SP for years. Last summer I discovered I really like walking as my fitness and as the weather warms up I'm looking forward to picking it back up. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:19:53 EST One Two, Skip to My Lou http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5878x6442x61033564 I would like everyone to boost up their walk, and add 15 minutes of a childhood activity, like, running, skipping, jumping jacks, or fast walking, or all combined but I want you to get 15 extra minutes in. Have Fun. Keep up the great work everyone. <em>321</em> <em>185</em> <em>321</em> Wed, 25 Mar 2015 19:12:54 EST Extra Walking/ Not Extra Snacking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5878x6442x60900789 I want us to do extra walking. It can be as little or as much as you like. I just want you to post it like below: <BR> <BR> I wanted to have________________, but I walked _________(Minutes, or Miles) instead. <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> <BR> Walk Away The Pounds Team Leader, <BR> Samaria (Sgar36) Wed, 11 Mar 2015 10:45:04 EST Is there something you need us to do for you? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5879x6442x60886051 What can any of use do for you? Is there something you want to know about? Even if we do not know the answers we can help find it. Let us know. We are here for you. <BR> Mon, 9 Mar 2015 20:32:21 EST March Birthdays http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5879x6442x60874579 March 1st <BR> <BR> I turned 47! Sun, 8 Mar 2015 18:16:05 EST Hello.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6442x60825722 Hi All! just joined! I'm Linda from VA,,,,,been out of commission for a few months due to medical issues,,,,now slowly getting myself moving again..... Tue, 3 Mar 2015 14:14:41 EST March Walk Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5878x6442x60812268 Option A: For the videos,1 pt per mile, 5 pts entire video (only one bonus per day), 10 pts six days out of seven. <BR> Option B: For walkers, 1 pt per 1,000 steps, 10 pt bonus for reaching 10,000 in a day <BR> Option C: For walkers, 1 pt per mile walked, 3 miles add 5 pts, 6 days out of seven 10 pts. <BR> <BR> March 1: 6, 6668 steps <BR> March 2: 8,510 <BR> March 3: 10,154 <BR> March 4: 6,629 <BR> March 5: 7220 <BR> March 6: 7088 <BR> March 7: 2920 <BR> Week 1 Total: 75475 <BR> <BR> Mar... Mon, 2 Mar 2015 10:08:21 EST Steps in a mile http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5879x6442x60801100 How many average steps are in a mile? Sun, 1 Mar 2015 10:27:55 EST March Walk Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5878x6442x60800654 Let's have fun pushing for more activity in March. <BR> <BR> Choose your activity and rack up the points. <BR> Here's a template to copy and paste and you can edit your same post over and over instead of reposting every time. <BR> <BR> Option A: For the videos,1 pt per mile, 5 pts entire video (only one bonus per day), 10 pts six days out of seven. <BR> Option B: For walkers, 1 pt per 1,000 steps, 10 pt bonus for reaching 10,000 in a day <BR> Option C: For walkers, 1 pt per mile walked... Sun, 1 Mar 2015 09:46:38 EST 1-4 miles a day, Challenge for March http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5878x6442x60798025 Let's walk 1-4 miles a day. You set your own goals. We can go on this walking journey together. <BR> Encourage each other to get healthy. Let's get walking. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 23:54:22 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 02/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60648675 QUOTE: “The reason most goals are not achieved is that we spend our time doing second things first.” ~ Robert J. McKain, Author <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Are you celebrating Valentine's Day? <BR> <BR> We are cooking a nice meal (steaks, baked potatoes, dessert) and celebrating as a family. <BR> Fri, 13 Feb 2015 11:30:24 EST WOOT! WEDNESDAY, Feb. 11th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60628742 Leslie Blog Challenge: 2 Mile Walk (If you can’t measure distance – walk for 30 minutes or 4,000 steps) <BR> <BR> Sandi, I think it may be time to find a new neuro. <BR> <BR> MissM, sounds like positives. Getting a good eye exam and listening to your body and taking some extra time. <BR> <BR> SUCCESS345, great job on the workout! <BR> <BR> My headache eased while the meds were in my system and then I had to take more by the time I got home. I made bread and did laundry. It was a busy nig... Wed, 11 Feb 2015 11:15:13 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 02/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60628642 QUOTE: “Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.” ~ Anthony Robbins, Awaken the Giant Within <BR> <BR> QUESTION: List 5 bands/artists that you have seen in concert. <BR> <BR> 1. Alabama <BR> 2. George Strait <BR> 3. Reba McEntire <BR> 4. Tanya Tucker <BR> 5. Travis Tritt <BR> <BR> I've seen more, but those are the ones I thought of first. Wed, 11 Feb 2015 11:07:58 EST MAKIN' IT HAPPEN MONDAY: Feb. 9th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60608413 Leslie Blog Challenge: 2 Mile Walk (If you can’t measure distance – walk for 30 minutes or 4,000 steps) <BR> <BR> MissM, how was the new market? I will be glad when our farmer's markets open back up. <BR> <BR> Sandi, it doesn't feel like any of the migraines I've had in the past and the migraine meds that I had were not touching it. They said it was a tension headache and the meds he gave me were easing it, but I'm trying not to take it everyday. Hope the x-rays tell them what's going on... Mon, 9 Feb 2015 12:04:17 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 02/09 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60607419 DAILY QUOTE: “Through imagination, we can visit the past, contemplate the present, and anticipate the future. We can also do something else of profound and unique significance. We can create.” ~ Ken Robinson, The Element <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: How do you handle appliance purchases? <BR> <BR> We look at reviews online to see how they are rated, etc. I did that with my breadmaker before I bought it. <BR> Mon, 9 Feb 2015 10:41:34 EST FAB FRIDAY: Feb. 6th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60579517 Leslie Blog Challenge: 2 Mile Walk (If you can’t measure distance – walk for 30 minutes or 4,000 steps) <BR> <BR> Sandi, I hope that you are able to find out what is going on. <BR> <BR> As I have had a headache for 2 weeks, so I finally called the doctor. I saw on of the P.A.s and I'm glad I did. I finally got some relief last night. Although it started coming back this morning. I took another dose of meds. I better get busy! Happy Friday! Fri, 6 Feb 2015 11:52:00 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 02/06 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60579414 DAILY QUOTE: “If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place.” – Nora Roberts <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: What will the weather be like in your area this weekend? <BR> <BR> National Weather Service says we are going to be unseasonably warm. I am hoping to get some plants repotted outside. Fri, 6 Feb 2015 11:42:36 EST THIRSTY THURSDAY: Feb. 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60568787 Leslie Blog Challenge: Full Body Strength (DVD Suggestion: Firm 30 from Walk it Off in 30 Days). <BR> <BR> Lynn, I agree with you about finding a recipe that works. Mom said it was good, but still not as good as when I knead it myself. At least we are finding one that works. <BR> <BR> Sandi, I agree completely. Baking bread is such a wonderful smell. At least this way (even in the bread machine) it's better than the store bought in that it doesn't have all the preservatives. I do hope ... Thu, 5 Feb 2015 10:25:11 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 02/05 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60568722 DAILY QUOTE: “There’s an importance of keeping an open mind. The brain is programmed to protect us, and that can mean imposing limits on what it thinks we can or should do. Constantly push at those limits, because the brain can be way too cautious.” ~ Chrissie Wellington <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: How do you keep yourself organized? Day Planner? Electronic Calendar? <BR> <BR> I use both actually, an electronic calendar (my Google Calendar) which I can see on the computer and on my phone an... Thu, 5 Feb 2015 10:19:47 EST WOW Wednesday: Feb. 4th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60558357 Leslie Blog Challenge: 2 Mile Walk (If you can’t measure distance – walk for 30 minutes or 4,000 steps) <BR> <BR> MissM, so glad that you are enjoying yourself. Good for you for keeping up your workout routine! <BR> <BR> SUCCESS345, Sounds like you have been busy! Great job on the workout and it sounds like you got a great workout with all the snow shoveling! <BR> <BR> I am not having a lot of success with some of the bread maker recipes so right now it seems to be trial and error to fin... Wed, 4 Feb 2015 10:26:35 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 02/04 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60558141 DAILY QUOTE:“While others were out partying, I was training. While they were out dancing at the clubs, I was training… and training… and training.” ~ Arnold Schwarzenegger <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Do you have a housework schedule? <BR> <BR> No, sometimes I wish we did. <BR> Wed, 4 Feb 2015 10:14:02 EST TAKE A MINUTE TUESDAY: Feb. 3rd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60547917 Leslie Blog Challenge: Full Body Strength (DVD Suggestion: Firm 30 from Walk it Off in 30 Days). <BR> <BR> MissM, hopefully you will have some nice weather soon so you can do it on the beach. Sounds like you are having to sort of take it day by day with your company. <BR> <BR> SUCCESS345, super job on the 3 miles! <BR> <BR> So, I have to figure out what is going on with my bread maker. I made bread last night for the kids with the new bread flour that I purchased. It didn’t rise like I... Tue, 3 Feb 2015 11:02:04 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 02/03 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60547816 DAILY QUOTE: “Change is inevitable. Progression is a choice.” – Sonya Teclai <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Do you do laundry every day or loads at a time? <BR> <BR> I've done it both ways. We generally do a load here and a load there these days because we would spend all day doing laundry otherwise. Tue, 3 Feb 2015 10:54:57 EST MAKE MUSCLES MONDAY: Feb. 2nd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60536179 Leslie Blog Challenge: 2 Mile Walk (If you can’t measure distance – walk for 30 minutes or 4,000 steps) <BR> <BR> SUCCESS345, Great job getting those miles in! <BR> <BR> MissM, I hope you have some decent weather soon so you can do Yoga on the beach. It seems like it would be very calming there. It is nice that you have so many people wanting to join you. <BR> <BR> Lynn, I think they may be weather related. I still have a slight one and have all weekend. This crazy weather is making so... Mon, 2 Feb 2015 10:52:53 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 02/02 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60536108 DAILY QUOTE: “Don’t let anyone rent space in your head, unless they are a good tenant.” - Unknown <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: How often do you take a break from social media? How long of a break do you usually take? <BR> <BR> I seem to be doing it more often these days. I enjoyed not getting on social media yesterday. Mon, 2 Feb 2015 10:48:17 EST Febuary Walk Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5878x6442x60524299 You all are really awesome! Let's keep this going. You all did an amazing job in January: we can keep that momentum going! <BR> <BR> Choose your activity and rack up the points. <BR> Here's a template to copy and paste and you can edit your same post over and over instead of reposting every time. <BR> <BR> Option A: For the videos,1 pt per mile, 5 pts entire video (only one bonus per day), 10 pts six days out of seven. <BR> Option B: For walkers, 1 pt per 1,000 steps, 10 pt bonus for ... Sun, 1 Feb 2015 10:13:58 EST 1-4 miles a day, challenge for February http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5878x6442x60519441 Let's walk 1-4 miles a day. You set your own goals. We can go on this walking journey together. <BR> Encourage each other to get healthy. Let's get walking! Sat, 31 Jan 2015 20:34:56 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 01/31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60516197 DAILY QUOTE: “All this will not be finished in the first one hundred days. Nor will it be finished in the first thousand days, nor in the life of this administration, nor even perhaps in our lifetime on this planet. But let us begin.” ~ John F. Kennedy <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Have you hit the goals you set for yourself in January? <BR> <BR> No, but I am trying to set some small ones for February so I can focus and hopefully exceed them. Sat, 31 Jan 2015 13:22:45 EST FRIENDLY FRIDAY: Jan. 30th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60504684 Leslie Blog Challenge: 2 Mile Walk (If you can’t measure distance – walk for 30 minutes or 4,000 steps) <BR> <BR> Lynn, I agree with you completely about the weather. So many people have it bad weather wise. <BR> <BR> SUCCESS345, Great job on getting in extra! <BR> <BR> Sandi, sounds like a fun day! <BR> <BR> I have been fighting a migraine for the last several days. I maintained last night, which is better than a gain, but I am hoping that I can get everything together this week. ... Fri, 30 Jan 2015 10:26:14 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 01/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60504629 DAILY QUOTE: “When I say I lack the time to exercise, is this really true given that I have time to watch television? Perhaps it is just difficult for me to admit that I may be lazy.” ~ Keshavan Nair, A Higher Standard of Leadership <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: How do you handle your budget? Is it written? Do you do a cash envelope? Do you carry cash? <BR> <BR> I let Chris handle the budget. No, it isn't written. We did a cash envelope system when we first got together, but don't know. Not v... Fri, 30 Jan 2015 10:22:06 EST THINK AHEAD THURSDAY, Jan. 29th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60493913 Leslie Blog Challenge: Full Body Strength (DVD Suggestion: Firm 30 from Walk it Off in 30 Days). <BR> <BR> MissM, good for you for getting your workout in! <BR> <BR> SUCCESS345, I agree with you. I think perhaps I need to focus on keeping things neater. <BR> <BR> SGAR36, Great job on the workout! <BR> <BR> Lynn, I am thankful for some sunny weather! I hope your weather straightens out! <BR> <BR> Leann, the weather has been pleasant for us. It sounds like you have enjoyed some nice... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 09:54:21 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 01/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60493838 DAILY QUOTE: “One of the most common causes of failure is the habit of quitting when one is overtaken by temporary defeat.” ~ Napoleon Hill <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Do you cook multiple meals or a single meal at a time? <BR> <BR> I try to make enough for multiple meals, but it doesn't always work that way. <BR> Thu, 29 Jan 2015 09:47:16 EST WELCOME NEW FRIENDS WEDNESDAY! Jan. 28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60483222 Leslie Blog Challenge: 2 Mile Walk (If you can’t measure distance – walk for 30 minutes or 4,000 steps) <BR> <BR> SUCCESS345, Glad to see you post! Great job on making walking a habit. I am trying to focus on smaller goals which seems to push me to do more. <BR> <BR> Sandi, I felt a little better last night. I cleaned off and organized the kitchen cabinet and then moved to the bedroom and cleaned off some of the dresser and desk in our room and then got one drawer organized. I will try t... Wed, 28 Jan 2015 09:55:25 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 01/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60483109 DAILY QUOTE: “Players with fight never lose a game, they just run out of time” ~ John Wooden <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: What kind of laundry detergent do you use & why? <BR> <BR> We don't strictly use one brand of detergent. We get what I can get a good deal on with coupons and stock up. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 09:46:18 EST TAKE ACTION TUESDAY: Jan. 27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60472640 Leslie Blog Challenge: Full Body Strength (DVD Suggestion: Firm 30 from Walk it Off in 30 Days). <BR> <BR> Lynn, I hope your weigh in went well! <BR> <BR> MissM, as always, you impress me with all you accomplish! I hope to be more like you when I grow up. :-) <BR> <BR> Sandi, I am trying to follow your lead. I had DH pick up some shelves so I can get our kitchen cabinet more organized. I feel like if I can get one room a little more organized I will be inspired to start some others! <BR... Tue, 27 Jan 2015 10:22:44 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 01/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60472583 DAILY QUOTE: “With strength and determination you can do anything you want in life, as long as you believe in yourself, because if you don’t, no one else will.” ~ Arnold Schwarzenegger <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Name 5 things that remind you of your childhood. <BR> <BR> My butterfly bike, Barbies, Cabbage Patch kid (I got a red headed one), rare snow days and running around outside. <BR> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 10:18:09 EST MANIC MONDAY, Jan. 26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60461405 Leslie Blog Challenge: 2 Mile Walk (If you can’t measure distance – walk for 30 minutes or 4,000 steps) <BR> <BR> MissM, I am glad that they turned out well for you. <BR> <BR> Sandi, It is one of those things I had to go through I guess. Hope you are making progress with your projects! <BR> <BR> The pain pills that the doctor had me on for the pain in my wrist upset my stomach so badly that I was thankful that I could get away from taking them so much yesterday. I am not sure if I wasn'... Mon, 26 Jan 2015 10:31:00 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 01/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60461373 DAILY QUOTE: “When confronted with a challenge, the committed heart will search for a solution. The undecided heart searches for an escape.” ~ Andy Andrews, The Noticer <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: What’s your favorite hobby? <BR> <BR> Probably reading. I don't feel like I get to do nearly enough of it though. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 10:28:03 EST FINALLY FRIDAY! Jan. 23rd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60430131 Leslie Blog Challenge: 2 Mile Walk (If you can’t measure distance – walk for 30 minutes or 4,000 steps) <BR> <BR> MissM, are you doing the zucchini chips with Parmesan cheese? I did that with Kale one time and enjoyed it a lot. <BR> <BR> SGAR36, that is always a good option! I need to get in the habit of planning a little better. <BR> <BR> Sandi, I hope that are able to get finished. I need to carve out some time to get some organization and cleaning done. <BR> <BR> The doctor mentione... Fri, 23 Jan 2015 11:23:47 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 01/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60430026 DAILY QUOTE: “When it comes to health and well-being, regular exercise is about as close to a magic potion as you can get.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh, Savor <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Do you take vitamins? What kind? <BR> <BR> I take Raw Vitamins for Women. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 11:18:10 EST THINK AHEAD THURSDAY, Jan. 22nd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60419201 Leslie Blog Challenge: Full Body Strength (DVD Suggestion: Firm 30 from Walk it Off in 30 Days). <BR> <BR> Lynn, it's always fun to exercise with a friend because you never seem to notice all the exercise. :-) Enjoy that family time! It is so precious! <BR> <BR> MissM, I know that it is frustrating to lose your wallet or have it stolen. I am so thankful that it was right there on the bookshelf. It sounds like you are definitely going to have a busy weekend. I hope you get everything ac... Thu, 22 Jan 2015 10:41:41 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 01/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60419102 DAILY QUOTE: :(: - You decide! <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Manicure or Pedicure? <BR> <BR> If I have to choose only one, it would be a pedicure. I like feeling like I have pretty feet. Thu, 22 Jan 2015 10:32:28 EST Hello From Missouri http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6442x60414303 Hello! I just rejoined SP last week. I started gaining weight back in 1977 when I was pregnant with my first child. It seems like I've been gaining ever since. I have decided to choose life over death not only for me but also for my family who have told me they would like to have me around for several more years. I had my first blood clot in a lung and 4th in a leg back in July 2014. I didn't realize my shortness of breath was due to the blood clot because of my size. My idea weight would b... Wed, 21 Jan 2015 22:19:01 EST WISHING FRIENDS WELL WEDNESDAY, Jan. 21st http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60407702 Leslie Blog Challenge: 2 Mile Walk (If you can’t measure distance – walk for 30 minutes or 4,000 steps) <BR> <BR> Hope everyone has a fantastic day! <BR> <BR> Yay! My wallet was exactly where I thought it was. DH was kind enough to bring me lunch and hang out with me for lunch. I am hoping for a busy day, but it isn't starting out that way. I better get busy. Happy hump day! Wed, 21 Jan 2015 10:22:48 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 01/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60407686 DAILY QUOTE: “To think that the world can ever change without changes in our mental models is folly.” ~ Joseph Jaworski, Synchronicity <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: What is your favorite movie from the 80’s? <BR> <BR> I'm not sure I can pick just one. I love 80's movies. Wed, 21 Jan 2015 10:20:34 EST TAKE ACTION TUESDAY: Jan. 20th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60396486 Leslie Blog Challenge: Full Body Strength (DVD Suggestion: Firm 30 from Walk it Off in 30 Days). <BR> <BR> MissM, I need to make up my mind and get some stuff done around my house too. DH and I decided we would go look at bathtubs this weekend though so maybe we can get started with the bathroom renovation that we started quite awhile ago. <BR> <BR> Sandi, I hope you managed to get a lot done! <BR> <BR> I go back to the doctor on Thursday and hopefully we'll at least know exactly what is ... Tue, 20 Jan 2015 10:44:56 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 01/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60396249 DAILY QUOTE: “You can conquer almost any fear if you will only make up your mind to do so. For remember, fear doesn’t exist anywhere except in the mind.” ~ Dale Carnegie <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: If you had a garden (square foot garden, container garden, window box garden, etc.), what is one thing that you would have to have in it? <BR> <BR> For us, it would have to be tomatoes. <BR> Tue, 20 Jan 2015 10:31:01 EST MANIAC MONDAY: Jan.19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60383102 Leslie Blog Challenge: 2 Mile Walk (If you can’t measure distance – walk for 30 minutes or 4,000 steps) <BR> <BR> My MRI is happening in about a half hour. I better get moving. Mon, 19 Jan 2015 09:42:53 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 01/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60383072 DAILY QUOTE: "DON’T LET YOUR MIND HOLD YOU BACK ANYMORE!" - Bob Harper, Biggest Loser <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Name your favorite piece of clothing that you own. <BR> <BR> With the cooler weather, I love my skirt made with sweatshirt fleece. Mon, 19 Jan 2015 09:40:54 EST SIMPLY BLESSED SUNDAY: Jan. 18th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60373672 Leslie Blog Challenge: RESTORE Your Mind, Body & Soul! – Choose a fun activity … how about a walk with the family? … bring a ball … play catch! Dance to 3 songs …. Go to a park and swing on the swings … roller skate, bowl, bike … just have FUN ! <BR> <BR> MissM, it sounds like you had a busy day. <BR> <BR> Lynn, I know it has to be difficult, but we do things for those special babies that have filled the space in our hearts. It sounds like you are doing what you need to in order to take ... Sun, 18 Jan 2015 13:16:06 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 01/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60373557 DAILY QUOTE: “‘Why me?’ rarely produces a positive result, while ‘How can I use this?’ usually leads us in the direction of turning our difficulties into a driving force to make ourselves and the world better.” ~ Anthony Robbins, Awaken the Giant Within <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: When looking for a living space, what is the one thing that you really look for? <BR> <BR> When I was buying my house in Denison, I was really focused on the kitchen. I wanted something that I could actually cook ... Sun, 18 Jan 2015 13:03:43 EST FABULOUS FRIDAY: Jan. 16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60351092 Leslie Blog Challenge: 2 Mile Walk (If you can’t measure distance – walk for 30 minutes or 4,000 steps) <BR> <BR> Lynn, poor little Sam! When our Freddy was having that problem awhile back, we bought a water bottle and fed him in the crate. The only time he got out was when it was time to do his business outdoors. I know he thought we were the meanest doggy parents ever, but at least he healed up nicely and we haven't had that problem again. <BR> <BR> Sandi, I don't see myself cutting my... Fri, 16 Jan 2015 10:26:53 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 01/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60350966 DAILY QUOTE: "Rule your mind or it will rule you." - Buddha <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: How often do you read for pleasure? <BR> <BR> I generally try to read a little each day. Fri, 16 Jan 2015 10:15:28 EST THIRSTY THURSDAY: Jan. 15th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60340887 Leslie Blog Challenge: Full Body Strength (DVD Suggestion: Firm 30 from Walk it Off in 30 Days). <BR> <BR> MissM, sounds like a busy day of ironing for you. I need to get back into the habit of ironing. I have things that I know I should iron, but I tend to not do it until I have to. At least it is done. <BR> <BR> Lynn, my bad hair days seem to be ponytail or bun days. With hair past my rearend, I have a hard time just throwing it under a hat. I used to do it all the time and pull it o... Thu, 15 Jan 2015 11:33:01 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 01/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60340806 DAILY QUOTE: “Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.” ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: What is your opinion on social media’s impact on our society? Does it make life better or worse? <BR> <BR> Honestly, I think it is a double edged sword. I love that I can get inspiration from people that are far away and keep in touch with friends from years past, but I think there is much that gets taken as gospel when it is a ... Thu, 15 Jan 2015 11:25:29 EST WORK IT OUT WEDNESDAY: Jan. 14th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60328421 Leslie Blog Challenge: 2 Mile Walk (If you can’t measure distance – walk for 30 minutes or 4,000 steps) <BR> <BR> Sandi, fresh bread is just so good! :-) Oh no! I have always heard that broken legs were no fun. The closest I ever came was knee surgery in HS. Those months on crutches...ugh! <BR> <BR> Lynn, what kind of bread maker did you buy? I bought and Oster. That's what my MIL has and she likes hers and it had good reviews. I figure if I don't like it, I can pass it on or donate... Wed, 14 Jan 2015 10:18:10 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 01/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60328357 DAILY QUOTE: “Tomorrow never comes.” ~ Osho, The Book of Understanding <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: What kind of vacations do you like to take? <BR> <BR> For me, DH and I have enjoyed going to museums or hiking to see the sights. Wed, 14 Jan 2015 10:14:18 EST TAKE ACTION TUESDAY: Jan. 13th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60319291 Leslie Blog Challenge: Full Body Strength (DVD Suggestion: Firm 30 from Walk it Off in 30 Days). <BR> <BR> MissM, thank you for sending that when you have time. Bread is probably one of my great weaknesses...especially fresh bread with butter still warm from the oven. YUM! <BR> <BR> Sandi, I just bought a breadmaker a couple of days ago so I'm excited about the prospect of having fresh bread again. I miss making it. It's a relaxing thing for me, but until I find out about my wrist, I am... Tue, 13 Jan 2015 14:07:34 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 01/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60319184 DAILY QUOTE: “You may never know what results come of your action, but if you do nothing there will be no result.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Have you ever met anyone online before meeting them in person? <BR> <BR> Yes, my husband. We are an internet dating success story. <BR> Tue, 13 Jan 2015 13:57:59 EST MAKIN' IT HAPPEN MONDAY: Jan. 12th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60304342 Leslie Blog Challenge: 2 Mile Walk (If you can’t measure distance – walk for 30 minutes or 4,000 steps) <BR> <BR> MissM, almond bread sounds tasty. Would you be willing to share your recipe? <BR> <BR> Sandi, I completely understand about not wanting to take down the decorations before the holiday. We are still finding stuff that didn't get put up. ;-/ <BR> <BR> Sorry for not getting here yesterday. It was such a busy day. I got new cookware and a breadmaker but I got a migraine so bad th... Mon, 12 Jan 2015 10:17:54 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 01/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60304256 DAILY QUOTE: “Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.” ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: How do you keep your household organized? Do you use applications on your phone? <BR> <BR> I am trying a new one for groceries. I am going to download it to DH's phone too so we can share it and know what we need no matter who goes to the store. Mon, 12 Jan 2015 10:12:27 EST SHOPPING SATURDAY: Jan. 10th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60282792 Leslie Blog Challenge: Full Body Strength (DVD Suggestion: Firm 30 from Walk it Off in 30 Days). <BR> <BR> Lynn, I hope you had a good busy day! <BR> <BR> MissM, the cruise sounds like it will be fun! I've never been on one. Hope you enjoy the family time in April! <BR> <BR> Sandi, Safe travels! <BR> <BR> Sorry all for the late start. I woke up early this morning and couldn't go back to sleep, but was reading on my Nourishing Traditions book until I started dozing off only to have ot... Sat, 10 Jan 2015 13:37:48 EST