SparkPeople Walk Away The Pounds Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=6442 This is an AMAZING team of men and women. We are like a fruit basket with many differences and likes. Come join us! SparkPeople Walk Away The Pounds Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=6442 QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 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 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 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 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 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 Hello.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6442x60825722 Hi All! just joined! I'm Linda from VA,,,,,been out of commission for a few months due to medical issues,,,,now slowly getting myself moving again..... Tue, 3 Mar 2015 14:14:41 EST March Walk Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5878x6442x60812268 Option A: For the videos,1 pt per mile, 5 pts entire video (only one bonus per day), 10 pts six days out of seven. <BR> Option B: For walkers, 1 pt per 1,000 steps, 10 pt bonus for reaching 10,000 in a day <BR> Option C: For walkers, 1 pt per mile walked, 3 miles add 5 pts, 6 days out of seven 10 pts. <BR> <BR> March 1: 6, 6668 steps <BR> March 2: 8,510 <BR> March 3: 10,154 <BR> March 4: 6,629 <BR> March 5: 7220 <BR> March 6: 7088 <BR> March 7: 2920 <BR> Week 1 Total: 75475 <BR> <BR> Mar... Mon, 2 Mar 2015 10:08:21 EST Steps in a mile http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5879x6442x60801100 How many average steps are in a mile? Sun, 1 Mar 2015 10:27:55 EST March Walk Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5878x6442x60800654 Let's have fun pushing for more activity in March. <BR> <BR> Choose your activity and rack up the points. <BR> Here's a template to copy and paste and you can edit your same post over and over instead of reposting every time. <BR> <BR> Option A: For the videos,1 pt per mile, 5 pts entire video (only one bonus per day), 10 pts six days out of seven. <BR> Option B: For walkers, 1 pt per 1,000 steps, 10 pt bonus for reaching 10,000 in a day <BR> Option C: For walkers, 1 pt per mile walked... Sun, 1 Mar 2015 09:46:38 EST 1-4 miles a day, Challenge for March http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5878x6442x60798025 Let's walk 1-4 miles a day. You set your own goals. We can go on this walking journey together. <BR> Encourage each other to get healthy. Let's get walking. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 23:54:22 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 02/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60648675 QUOTE: “The reason most goals are not achieved is that we spend our time doing second things first.” ~ Robert J. McKain, Author <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Are you celebrating Valentine's Day? <BR> <BR> We are cooking a nice meal (steaks, baked potatoes, dessert) and celebrating as a family. <BR> Fri, 13 Feb 2015 11:30:24 EST WOOT! WEDNESDAY, Feb. 11th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60628742 Leslie Blog Challenge: 2 Mile Walk (If you can’t measure distance – walk for 30 minutes or 4,000 steps) <BR> <BR> Sandi, I think it may be time to find a new neuro. <BR> <BR> MissM, sounds like positives. Getting a good eye exam and listening to your body and taking some extra time. <BR> <BR> SUCCESS345, great job on the workout! <BR> <BR> My headache eased while the meds were in my system and then I had to take more by the time I got home. I made bread and did laundry. It was a busy nig... Wed, 11 Feb 2015 11:15:13 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 02/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60628642 QUOTE: “Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.” ~ Anthony Robbins, Awaken the Giant Within <BR> <BR> QUESTION: List 5 bands/artists that you have seen in concert. <BR> <BR> 1. Alabama <BR> 2. George Strait <BR> 3. Reba McEntire <BR> 4. Tanya Tucker <BR> 5. Travis Tritt <BR> <BR> I've seen more, but those are the ones I thought of first. Wed, 11 Feb 2015 11:07:58 EST MAKIN' IT HAPPEN MONDAY: Feb. 9th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60608413 Leslie Blog Challenge: 2 Mile Walk (If you can’t measure distance – walk for 30 minutes or 4,000 steps) <BR> <BR> MissM, how was the new market? I will be glad when our farmer's markets open back up. <BR> <BR> Sandi, it doesn't feel like any of the migraines I've had in the past and the migraine meds that I had were not touching it. They said it was a tension headache and the meds he gave me were easing it, but I'm trying not to take it everyday. Hope the x-rays tell them what's going on... Mon, 9 Feb 2015 12:04:17 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 02/09 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60607419 DAILY QUOTE: “Through imagination, we can visit the past, contemplate the present, and anticipate the future. We can also do something else of profound and unique significance. We can create.” ~ Ken Robinson, The Element <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: How do you handle appliance purchases? <BR> <BR> We look at reviews online to see how they are rated, etc. I did that with my breadmaker before I bought it. <BR> Mon, 9 Feb 2015 10:41:34 EST FAB FRIDAY: Feb. 6th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60579517 Leslie Blog Challenge: 2 Mile Walk (If you can’t measure distance – walk for 30 minutes or 4,000 steps) <BR> <BR> Sandi, I hope that you are able to find out what is going on. <BR> <BR> As I have had a headache for 2 weeks, so I finally called the doctor. I saw on of the P.A.s and I'm glad I did. I finally got some relief last night. Although it started coming back this morning. I took another dose of meds. I better get busy! Happy Friday! Fri, 6 Feb 2015 11:52:00 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 02/06 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60579414 DAILY QUOTE: “If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place.” – Nora Roberts <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: What will the weather be like in your area this weekend? <BR> <BR> National Weather Service says we are going to be unseasonably warm. I am hoping to get some plants repotted outside. Fri, 6 Feb 2015 11:42:36 EST THIRSTY THURSDAY: Feb. 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60568787 Leslie Blog Challenge: Full Body Strength (DVD Suggestion: Firm 30 from Walk it Off in 30 Days). <BR> <BR> Lynn, I agree with you about finding a recipe that works. Mom said it was good, but still not as good as when I knead it myself. At least we are finding one that works. <BR> <BR> Sandi, I agree completely. Baking bread is such a wonderful smell. At least this way (even in the bread machine) it's better than the store bought in that it doesn't have all the preservatives. I do hope ... Thu, 5 Feb 2015 10:25:11 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 02/05 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60568722 DAILY QUOTE: “There’s an importance of keeping an open mind. The brain is programmed to protect us, and that can mean imposing limits on what it thinks we can or should do. Constantly push at those limits, because the brain can be way too cautious.” ~ Chrissie Wellington <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: How do you keep yourself organized? Day Planner? Electronic Calendar? <BR> <BR> I use both actually, an electronic calendar (my Google Calendar) which I can see on the computer and on my phone an... Thu, 5 Feb 2015 10:19:47 EST WOW Wednesday: Feb. 4th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60558357 Leslie Blog Challenge: 2 Mile Walk (If you can’t measure distance – walk for 30 minutes or 4,000 steps) <BR> <BR> MissM, so glad that you are enjoying yourself. Good for you for keeping up your workout routine! <BR> <BR> SUCCESS345, Sounds like you have been busy! Great job on the workout and it sounds like you got a great workout with all the snow shoveling! <BR> <BR> I am not having a lot of success with some of the bread maker recipes so right now it seems to be trial and error to fin... Wed, 4 Feb 2015 10:26:35 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 02/04 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60558141 DAILY QUOTE:“While others were out partying, I was training. While they were out dancing at the clubs, I was training… and training… and training.” ~ Arnold Schwarzenegger <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Do you have a housework schedule? <BR> <BR> No, sometimes I wish we did. <BR> Wed, 4 Feb 2015 10:14:02 EST TAKE A MINUTE TUESDAY: Feb. 3rd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60547917 Leslie Blog Challenge: Full Body Strength (DVD Suggestion: Firm 30 from Walk it Off in 30 Days). <BR> <BR> MissM, hopefully you will have some nice weather soon so you can do it on the beach. Sounds like you are having to sort of take it day by day with your company. <BR> <BR> SUCCESS345, super job on the 3 miles! <BR> <BR> So, I have to figure out what is going on with my bread maker. I made bread last night for the kids with the new bread flour that I purchased. It didn’t rise like I... Tue, 3 Feb 2015 11:02:04 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 02/03 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60547816 DAILY QUOTE: “Change is inevitable. Progression is a choice.” – Sonya Teclai <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Do you do laundry every day or loads at a time? <BR> <BR> I've done it both ways. We generally do a load here and a load there these days because we would spend all day doing laundry otherwise. Tue, 3 Feb 2015 10:54:57 EST MAKE MUSCLES MONDAY: Feb. 2nd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60536179 Leslie Blog Challenge: 2 Mile Walk (If you can’t measure distance – walk for 30 minutes or 4,000 steps) <BR> <BR> SUCCESS345, Great job getting those miles in! <BR> <BR> MissM, I hope you have some decent weather soon so you can do Yoga on the beach. It seems like it would be very calming there. It is nice that you have so many people wanting to join you. <BR> <BR> Lynn, I think they may be weather related. I still have a slight one and have all weekend. This crazy weather is making so... Mon, 2 Feb 2015 10:52:53 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 02/02 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60536108 DAILY QUOTE: “Don’t let anyone rent space in your head, unless they are a good tenant.” - Unknown <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: How often do you take a break from social media? How long of a break do you usually take? <BR> <BR> I seem to be doing it more often these days. I enjoyed not getting on social media yesterday. Mon, 2 Feb 2015 10:48:17 EST Febuary Walk Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5878x6442x60524299 You all are really awesome! Let's keep this going. You all did an amazing job in January: we can keep that momentum going! <BR> <BR> Choose your activity and rack up the points. <BR> Here's a template to copy and paste and you can edit your same post over and over instead of reposting every time. <BR> <BR> Option A: For the videos,1 pt per mile, 5 pts entire video (only one bonus per day), 10 pts six days out of seven. <BR> Option B: For walkers, 1 pt per 1,000 steps, 10 pt bonus for ... Sun, 1 Feb 2015 10:13:58 EST 1-4 miles a day, challenge for February http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5878x6442x60519441 Let's walk 1-4 miles a day. You set your own goals. We can go on this walking journey together. <BR> Encourage each other to get healthy. Let's get walking! Sat, 31 Jan 2015 20:34:56 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 01/31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60516197 DAILY QUOTE: “All this will not be finished in the first one hundred days. Nor will it be finished in the first thousand days, nor in the life of this administration, nor even perhaps in our lifetime on this planet. But let us begin.” ~ John F. Kennedy <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Have you hit the goals you set for yourself in January? <BR> <BR> No, but I am trying to set some small ones for February so I can focus and hopefully exceed them. Sat, 31 Jan 2015 13:22:45 EST FRIENDLY FRIDAY: Jan. 30th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60504684 Leslie Blog Challenge: 2 Mile Walk (If you can’t measure distance – walk for 30 minutes or 4,000 steps) <BR> <BR> Lynn, I agree with you completely about the weather. So many people have it bad weather wise. <BR> <BR> SUCCESS345, Great job on getting in extra! <BR> <BR> Sandi, sounds like a fun day! <BR> <BR> I have been fighting a migraine for the last several days. I maintained last night, which is better than a gain, but I am hoping that I can get everything together this week. ... Fri, 30 Jan 2015 10:26:14 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 01/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60504629 DAILY QUOTE: “When I say I lack the time to exercise, is this really true given that I have time to watch television? Perhaps it is just difficult for me to admit that I may be lazy.” ~ Keshavan Nair, A Higher Standard of Leadership <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: How do you handle your budget? Is it written? Do you do a cash envelope? Do you carry cash? <BR> <BR> I let Chris handle the budget. No, it isn't written. We did a cash envelope system when we first got together, but don't know. Not v... Fri, 30 Jan 2015 10:22:06 EST THINK AHEAD THURSDAY, Jan. 29th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60493913 Leslie Blog Challenge: Full Body Strength (DVD Suggestion: Firm 30 from Walk it Off in 30 Days). <BR> <BR> MissM, good for you for getting your workout in! <BR> <BR> SUCCESS345, I agree with you. I think perhaps I need to focus on keeping things neater. <BR> <BR> SGAR36, Great job on the workout! <BR> <BR> Lynn, I am thankful for some sunny weather! I hope your weather straightens out! <BR> <BR> Leann, the weather has been pleasant for us. It sounds like you have enjoyed some nice... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 09:54:21 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 01/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60493838 DAILY QUOTE: “One of the most common causes of failure is the habit of quitting when one is overtaken by temporary defeat.” ~ Napoleon Hill <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Do you cook multiple meals or a single meal at a time? <BR> <BR> I try to make enough for multiple meals, but it doesn't always work that way. <BR> Thu, 29 Jan 2015 09:47:16 EST WELCOME NEW FRIENDS WEDNESDAY! Jan. 28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60483222 Leslie Blog Challenge: 2 Mile Walk (If you can’t measure distance – walk for 30 minutes or 4,000 steps) <BR> <BR> SUCCESS345, Glad to see you post! Great job on making walking a habit. I am trying to focus on smaller goals which seems to push me to do more. <BR> <BR> Sandi, I felt a little better last night. I cleaned off and organized the kitchen cabinet and then moved to the bedroom and cleaned off some of the dresser and desk in our room and then got one drawer organized. I will try t... Wed, 28 Jan 2015 09:55:25 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 01/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60483109 DAILY QUOTE: “Players with fight never lose a game, they just run out of time” ~ John Wooden <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: What kind of laundry detergent do you use & why? <BR> <BR> We don't strictly use one brand of detergent. We get what I can get a good deal on with coupons and stock up. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 09:46:18 EST TAKE ACTION TUESDAY: Jan. 27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60472640 Leslie Blog Challenge: Full Body Strength (DVD Suggestion: Firm 30 from Walk it Off in 30 Days). <BR> <BR> Lynn, I hope your weigh in went well! <BR> <BR> MissM, as always, you impress me with all you accomplish! I hope to be more like you when I grow up. :-) <BR> <BR> Sandi, I am trying to follow your lead. I had DH pick up some shelves so I can get our kitchen cabinet more organized. I feel like if I can get one room a little more organized I will be inspired to start some others! <BR... Tue, 27 Jan 2015 10:22:44 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 01/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60472583 DAILY QUOTE: “With strength and determination you can do anything you want in life, as long as you believe in yourself, because if you don’t, no one else will.” ~ Arnold Schwarzenegger <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Name 5 things that remind you of your childhood. <BR> <BR> My butterfly bike, Barbies, Cabbage Patch kid (I got a red headed one), rare snow days and running around outside. <BR> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 10:18:09 EST MANIC MONDAY, Jan. 26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60461405 Leslie Blog Challenge: 2 Mile Walk (If you can’t measure distance – walk for 30 minutes or 4,000 steps) <BR> <BR> MissM, I am glad that they turned out well for you. <BR> <BR> Sandi, It is one of those things I had to go through I guess. Hope you are making progress with your projects! <BR> <BR> The pain pills that the doctor had me on for the pain in my wrist upset my stomach so badly that I was thankful that I could get away from taking them so much yesterday. I am not sure if I wasn'... Mon, 26 Jan 2015 10:31:00 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 01/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60461373 DAILY QUOTE: “When confronted with a challenge, the committed heart will search for a solution. The undecided heart searches for an escape.” ~ Andy Andrews, The Noticer <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: What’s your favorite hobby? <BR> <BR> Probably reading. I don't feel like I get to do nearly enough of it though. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 10:28:03 EST FINALLY FRIDAY! Jan. 23rd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60430131 Leslie Blog Challenge: 2 Mile Walk (If you can’t measure distance – walk for 30 minutes or 4,000 steps) <BR> <BR> MissM, are you doing the zucchini chips with Parmesan cheese? I did that with Kale one time and enjoyed it a lot. <BR> <BR> SGAR36, that is always a good option! I need to get in the habit of planning a little better. <BR> <BR> Sandi, I hope that are able to get finished. I need to carve out some time to get some organization and cleaning done. <BR> <BR> The doctor mentione... Fri, 23 Jan 2015 11:23:47 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 01/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60430026 DAILY QUOTE: “When it comes to health and well-being, regular exercise is about as close to a magic potion as you can get.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh, Savor <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Do you take vitamins? What kind? <BR> <BR> I take Raw Vitamins for Women. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 11:18:10 EST THINK AHEAD THURSDAY, Jan. 22nd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60419201 Leslie Blog Challenge: Full Body Strength (DVD Suggestion: Firm 30 from Walk it Off in 30 Days). <BR> <BR> Lynn, it's always fun to exercise with a friend because you never seem to notice all the exercise. :-) Enjoy that family time! It is so precious! <BR> <BR> MissM, I know that it is frustrating to lose your wallet or have it stolen. I am so thankful that it was right there on the bookshelf. It sounds like you are definitely going to have a busy weekend. I hope you get everything ac... Thu, 22 Jan 2015 10:41:41 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 01/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60419102 DAILY QUOTE: :(: - You decide! <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Manicure or Pedicure? <BR> <BR> If I have to choose only one, it would be a pedicure. I like feeling like I have pretty feet. Thu, 22 Jan 2015 10:32:28 EST Hello From Missouri http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6442x60414303 Hello! I just rejoined SP last week. I started gaining weight back in 1977 when I was pregnant with my first child. It seems like I've been gaining ever since. I have decided to choose life over death not only for me but also for my family who have told me they would like to have me around for several more years. I had my first blood clot in a lung and 4th in a leg back in July 2014. I didn't realize my shortness of breath was due to the blood clot because of my size. My idea weight would b... Wed, 21 Jan 2015 22:19:01 EST WISHING FRIENDS WELL WEDNESDAY, Jan. 21st http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60407702 Leslie Blog Challenge: 2 Mile Walk (If you can’t measure distance – walk for 30 minutes or 4,000 steps) <BR> <BR> Hope everyone has a fantastic day! <BR> <BR> Yay! My wallet was exactly where I thought it was. DH was kind enough to bring me lunch and hang out with me for lunch. I am hoping for a busy day, but it isn't starting out that way. I better get busy. Happy hump day! Wed, 21 Jan 2015 10:22:48 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 01/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60407686 DAILY QUOTE: “To think that the world can ever change without changes in our mental models is folly.” ~ Joseph Jaworski, Synchronicity <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: What is your favorite movie from the 80’s? <BR> <BR> I'm not sure I can pick just one. I love 80's movies. Wed, 21 Jan 2015 10:20:34 EST TAKE ACTION TUESDAY: Jan. 20th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60396486 Leslie Blog Challenge: Full Body Strength (DVD Suggestion: Firm 30 from Walk it Off in 30 Days). <BR> <BR> MissM, I need to make up my mind and get some stuff done around my house too. DH and I decided we would go look at bathtubs this weekend though so maybe we can get started with the bathroom renovation that we started quite awhile ago. <BR> <BR> Sandi, I hope you managed to get a lot done! <BR> <BR> I go back to the doctor on Thursday and hopefully we'll at least know exactly what is ... Tue, 20 Jan 2015 10:44:56 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 01/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60396249 DAILY QUOTE: “You can conquer almost any fear if you will only make up your mind to do so. For remember, fear doesn’t exist anywhere except in the mind.” ~ Dale Carnegie <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: If you had a garden (square foot garden, container garden, window box garden, etc.), what is one thing that you would have to have in it? <BR> <BR> For us, it would have to be tomatoes. <BR> Tue, 20 Jan 2015 10:31:01 EST MANIAC MONDAY: Jan.19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60383102 Leslie Blog Challenge: 2 Mile Walk (If you can’t measure distance – walk for 30 minutes or 4,000 steps) <BR> <BR> My MRI is happening in about a half hour. I better get moving. Mon, 19 Jan 2015 09:42:53 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 01/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60383072 DAILY QUOTE: "DON’T LET YOUR MIND HOLD YOU BACK ANYMORE!" - Bob Harper, Biggest Loser <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Name your favorite piece of clothing that you own. <BR> <BR> With the cooler weather, I love my skirt made with sweatshirt fleece. Mon, 19 Jan 2015 09:40:54 EST SIMPLY BLESSED SUNDAY: Jan. 18th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60373672 Leslie Blog Challenge: RESTORE Your Mind, Body & Soul! – Choose a fun activity … how about a walk with the family? … bring a ball … play catch! Dance to 3 songs …. Go to a park and swing on the swings … roller skate, bowl, bike … just have FUN ! <BR> <BR> MissM, it sounds like you had a busy day. <BR> <BR> Lynn, I know it has to be difficult, but we do things for those special babies that have filled the space in our hearts. It sounds like you are doing what you need to in order to take ... Sun, 18 Jan 2015 13:16:06 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 01/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60373557 DAILY QUOTE: “‘Why me?’ rarely produces a positive result, while ‘How can I use this?’ usually leads us in the direction of turning our difficulties into a driving force to make ourselves and the world better.” ~ Anthony Robbins, Awaken the Giant Within <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: When looking for a living space, what is the one thing that you really look for? <BR> <BR> When I was buying my house in Denison, I was really focused on the kitchen. I wanted something that I could actually cook ... Sun, 18 Jan 2015 13:03:43 EST FABULOUS FRIDAY: Jan. 16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60351092 Leslie Blog Challenge: 2 Mile Walk (If you can’t measure distance – walk for 30 minutes or 4,000 steps) <BR> <BR> Lynn, poor little Sam! When our Freddy was having that problem awhile back, we bought a water bottle and fed him in the crate. The only time he got out was when it was time to do his business outdoors. I know he thought we were the meanest doggy parents ever, but at least he healed up nicely and we haven't had that problem again. <BR> <BR> Sandi, I don't see myself cutting my... Fri, 16 Jan 2015 10:26:53 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 01/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60350966 DAILY QUOTE: "Rule your mind or it will rule you." - Buddha <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: How often do you read for pleasure? <BR> <BR> I generally try to read a little each day. Fri, 16 Jan 2015 10:15:28 EST THIRSTY THURSDAY: Jan. 15th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60340887 Leslie Blog Challenge: Full Body Strength (DVD Suggestion: Firm 30 from Walk it Off in 30 Days). <BR> <BR> MissM, sounds like a busy day of ironing for you. I need to get back into the habit of ironing. I have things that I know I should iron, but I tend to not do it until I have to. At least it is done. <BR> <BR> Lynn, my bad hair days seem to be ponytail or bun days. With hair past my rearend, I have a hard time just throwing it under a hat. I used to do it all the time and pull it o... Thu, 15 Jan 2015 11:33:01 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 01/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60340806 DAILY QUOTE: “Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.” ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: What is your opinion on social media’s impact on our society? Does it make life better or worse? <BR> <BR> Honestly, I think it is a double edged sword. I love that I can get inspiration from people that are far away and keep in touch with friends from years past, but I think there is much that gets taken as gospel when it is a ... Thu, 15 Jan 2015 11:25:29 EST WORK IT OUT WEDNESDAY: Jan. 14th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60328421 Leslie Blog Challenge: 2 Mile Walk (If you can’t measure distance – walk for 30 minutes or 4,000 steps) <BR> <BR> Sandi, fresh bread is just so good! :-) Oh no! I have always heard that broken legs were no fun. The closest I ever came was knee surgery in HS. Those months on crutches...ugh! <BR> <BR> Lynn, what kind of bread maker did you buy? I bought and Oster. That's what my MIL has and she likes hers and it had good reviews. I figure if I don't like it, I can pass it on or donate... Wed, 14 Jan 2015 10:18:10 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 01/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60328357 DAILY QUOTE: “Tomorrow never comes.” ~ Osho, The Book of Understanding <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: What kind of vacations do you like to take? <BR> <BR> For me, DH and I have enjoyed going to museums or hiking to see the sights. Wed, 14 Jan 2015 10:14:18 EST TAKE ACTION TUESDAY: Jan. 13th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60319291 Leslie Blog Challenge: Full Body Strength (DVD Suggestion: Firm 30 from Walk it Off in 30 Days). <BR> <BR> MissM, thank you for sending that when you have time. Bread is probably one of my great weaknesses...especially fresh bread with butter still warm from the oven. YUM! <BR> <BR> Sandi, I just bought a breadmaker a couple of days ago so I'm excited about the prospect of having fresh bread again. I miss making it. It's a relaxing thing for me, but until I find out about my wrist, I am... Tue, 13 Jan 2015 14:07:34 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 01/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60319184 DAILY QUOTE: “You may never know what results come of your action, but if you do nothing there will be no result.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Have you ever met anyone online before meeting them in person? <BR> <BR> Yes, my husband. We are an internet dating success story. <BR> Tue, 13 Jan 2015 13:57:59 EST MAKIN' IT HAPPEN MONDAY: Jan. 12th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60304342 Leslie Blog Challenge: 2 Mile Walk (If you can’t measure distance – walk for 30 minutes or 4,000 steps) <BR> <BR> MissM, almond bread sounds tasty. Would you be willing to share your recipe? <BR> <BR> Sandi, I completely understand about not wanting to take down the decorations before the holiday. We are still finding stuff that didn't get put up. ;-/ <BR> <BR> Sorry for not getting here yesterday. It was such a busy day. I got new cookware and a breadmaker but I got a migraine so bad th... Mon, 12 Jan 2015 10:17:54 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 01/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60304256 DAILY QUOTE: “Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.” ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: How do you keep your household organized? Do you use applications on your phone? <BR> <BR> I am trying a new one for groceries. I am going to download it to DH's phone too so we can share it and know what we need no matter who goes to the store. Mon, 12 Jan 2015 10:12:27 EST SHOPPING SATURDAY: Jan. 10th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60282792 Leslie Blog Challenge: Full Body Strength (DVD Suggestion: Firm 30 from Walk it Off in 30 Days). <BR> <BR> Lynn, I hope you had a good busy day! <BR> <BR> MissM, the cruise sounds like it will be fun! I've never been on one. Hope you enjoy the family time in April! <BR> <BR> Sandi, Safe travels! <BR> <BR> Sorry all for the late start. I woke up early this morning and couldn't go back to sleep, but was reading on my Nourishing Traditions book until I started dozing off only to have ot... Sat, 10 Jan 2015 13:37:48 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 01/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60282730 DAILY QUOTE: “Change isn’t made by asking permission. Change is made by asking for forgiveness, later.” ~ Seth Godin, Tribes <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Have you eaten many of the "heirloom" varieties of veggies or fruit? <BR> <BR> No, but I am hoping to change that soon. <BR> Sat, 10 Jan 2015 13:32:24 EST FEELING BETTER FRIDAY: January 9th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60269858 Leslie Blog Challenge: 2 Mile Walk (If you can’t measure distance – walk for 30 minutes or 4,000 steps) <BR> <BR> MissM, Congrats on your win! I do enjoy playing bingo. I haven't been in years. I wish I had a beach closer to walk on. I need to start looking at trails to walk around here. <BR> <BR> Sandi, it sounds like you are enjoying your visit. I suspect that DH is happy he was feeling well enough to travel! <BR> <BR> I'm going to try to get things partially planned today so I can g... Fri, 9 Jan 2015 09:59:36 EST QUOTE AND QUESTION OF THE DAY - Jan. 9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60269695 DAILY QUOTE: “Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.” ~ Jim Rohn <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Favorite board game? <BR> <BR> Is Yahtzee a board game? If so, then that is definitely it. we don't really play board games. Fri, 9 Jan 2015 09:45:30 EST THANKFUL THURSDAY: Jan. 8th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60258341 Leslie Blog Challenge: Full Body Strength (DVD Suggestion: Firm 30 from Walk it Off in 30 Days). <BR> <BR> MissM, I'm trying to focus on staying hydrated and taking care of myself. I am feeling much better though. <BR> <BR> I’m really trying to focus on meal planning again. Does anyone have a good system that works for you? I know there are forms online, but I get so overwhelmed looking at all of them. We took awhile to get up and moving this morning. I better get moving! Thu, 8 Jan 2015 10:15:07 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 01/08 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60258219 DAILY QUOTE: “Hope has two beautiful daughters; their names are Anger and Courage. Anger at the way things are, and Courage to see that they do not remain as they are.” ~ Augustine of Hippo <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Do you have a favorite card game? <BR> <BR> Mom and I used to play rummy at night and that was fun, but I don't really play card games these days. Thu, 8 Jan 2015 10:06:12 EST WHAT'S HAPPENING WEDNESDAY: Jan. 7th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60246372 Leslie Blog Challenge: 2 Mile Walk (If you can’t measure distance – walk for 30 minutes or 4,000 steps) <BR> <BR> MissM, it is always a good plan to get your workout out of the way. Less of a chance of making excuses later in the day. <BR> <BR> Still congested, but I'm determined to push through. I managed to get some decent steps in yesterday and get some grocery shopping done. I am going to have to do it again today though because the kids are out of bread and no one told me. I guess I b... Wed, 7 Jan 2015 10:01:07 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 01/07 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60246305 DAILY QUOTE: “Don’t learn to do, but learn in doing.” ~ Samuel Butler <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Looking back at the past year, name one thing that you accomplished that you are proud of. <BR> <BR> I managed to go 6 weeks with 10,000 steps per day. <BR> Wed, 7 Jan 2015 09:56:16 EST TAKE CARE TUESDAY: Jan. 6th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60234069 Leslie Blog Challenge: Full Body Strength (DVD Suggestion: Firm 30 from Walk it Off in 30 Days) <BR> <BR> MissM, I am really trying to take better care of myself. Sounds like it was a nice day. <BR> <BR> Sandi, you enjoy your time with family. <BR> <BR> I better get moving. I was feeling great yesterday and then I got to work and started sneezing and getting really congested. I am focusing on getting in more vitamin C and eating. Happy Tuesday! Tue, 6 Jan 2015 10:04:49 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 01/06 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60233993 DAILY QUOTE: “Choose the positive. You have a choice. You are the master of your attitude. Choose the positive, the constructive. Optimism is a faith that leads to success.” ~ Bruce Lee <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: What is your favorite fruit pie? <BR> <BR> Banana cream pie, I think. Although I haven't had it in years. Tue, 6 Jan 2015 10:00:09 EST MAKE MUSCLES MONDAY: Jan. 5th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60219567 Leslie Blog Challenge: 2 Mile Walk (If you can’t measure distance – walk for 30 minutes or 4,000 steps) <BR> <BR> Lynn and MissM, thank you so much. I took the weekend and just rested to take care of me. <BR> <BR> I didn't make it too long at work after starting the threads. I started feeling worse and decided I should come home. I went back to bed and didn't get back out for the better part of the weekend. Thankfully, I am feeling worlds better today and enjoyed some quiet reading time ... Mon, 5 Jan 2015 08:07:53 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 1/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60219534 DAILY QUOTE: The only thing you really control in life is your preparation. You may be up against more devious, more intelligent, or more excitable people, but you can’t control their conduct, steal their skills, or tranquilize their emotions. You can’t control external events. But if you prepare yourself and your team fully, you know that you will have done all you can do to achieve an optimal result.” ~ Ronald Shapiro, Dare to Prepare <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: What is your favorite flower... Mon, 5 Jan 2015 08:04:32 EST FANTASTIC FRIDAY: Jan. 2nd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60185714 Leslie Blog Challenge: 2 Mile Walk (If you can’t measure distance – walk for 30 minutes or 4,000 steps) <BR> <BR> Lynn, our poor Freddy had that problem not long ago and had to be crated for over a week. He thought we were the meanest doggy parents ever. <BR> <BR> Sandi, I am sure his body had time to adjust when you were living there. <BR> <BR> MissM, it sounds beautiful. <BR> <BR> Doctor's office said they didn't want me to come in until Monday and now I'm wishing I'd listened. My boss... Fri, 2 Jan 2015 10:24:28 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 01/02 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60185648 DAILY QUOTE: “Taking chances on opportunities, even if they aren’t right for you, gives you a clearer picture of where you want to go with your life and career.” ~ Lauren Bush Lauren <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: How many portions of fruit do you eat a day? <BR> <BR> Generally speaking 4. Some days are more and some are less, but on average 4. <BR> Fri, 2 Jan 2015 10:19:41 EST 1-4 miles a day challenge for January http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5878x6442x60174309 Join me in a 1-4 mile. You set your own goals see how many miles you can get in the month of January... Let's get walking Thu, 1 Jan 2015 10:24:24 EST January Walk Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5878x6442x60170280 Start the New Year off right! Set a personal goal and go for it! <BR> Choose your activity and rack up the points. <BR> Here's a template to copy and paste and you can edit your same post over and over instead of reposting every time. <BR> <BR> Option A: For the videos,1 pt per mile, 5 pts entire video (only one bonus per day), 10 pts six days out of seven. <BR> Option B: For walkers, 1 pt per 1,000 steps, 10 pt bonus for reaching 10,000 in a day <BR> Option C: For walkers, 1 pt per mile... Wed, 31 Dec 2014 21:34:11 EST TAKE ACTION TUESDAY: Dec. 30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60155906 Leslie Blog Challenge: Full Body Strength (DVD Suggestion: Firm 30 from Walk it Off in 30 Days). <BR> <BR> MissM, it sounds like some positive time spent with DD. I hope you enjoy it. <BR> <BR> Sandi, I do hope that DH is okay! I had a hard time with the altitude there too. <BR> <BR> <BR> I am not feeling good today, but I'm trying to push through. My co-worker is afraid I may have the flu since I am having symptoms like her husband started out with. I figure I'm going to be pretty we... Tue, 30 Dec 2014 11:28:30 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 12/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60155676 DAILY QUOTE: “To this day, even when I hear about problems, as you’ve probably noticed, I tend to call them challenges. I don’t dwell on them, and I immediately focus on how I can convert the challenge into an opportunity.” ~ Anthony Robbins, Awaken the Giant Within <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Would you rather go without television or fast food for the rest of your life? <BR> <BR> I think it would have to be fast food. I don't watch that much tv these days, but I like the option. We tend to... Tue, 30 Dec 2014 11:10:05 EST MAKIN' IT HAPPEN MONDAY: Dec. 29th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60145600 Leslie Blog Challenge: 2 Mile Walk (If you can’t measure distance – walk for 30 minutes or 4,000 steps) <BR> <BR> Hope everyone is doing well! <BR> <BR> I am thinking that I am going to try something a smidge different. I want to focus on eating real foods, not fat free, etc. That book that my cousin recommended I read has really given me food for thought and, looking back, to when I was thinner, I ate what I wanted to eat until I was satisfied. It’s going to be a process to do it, but I’m ... Mon, 29 Dec 2014 10:36:10 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 12/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60145547 DAILY QUOTE: It all begins and ends in your mind. What you give power to, has power over you. - unknown <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: What are your thoughts on re-gifting presents? <BR> <BR> It depends on what the gift is, but generally speaking, I will re-gift. <BR> Mon, 29 Dec 2014 10:33:01 EST KEEP IT SIMPLE SUNDAY: Dec. 28th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60135842 Leslie Blog Challenge: RESTORE Your Mind, Body & Soul! – Choose a fun activity … how about a walk with the family? … bring a ball … play catch! Dance to 3 songs …. Go to a park and swing on the swings … roller skate, bowl, bike … just have FUN ! <BR> <BR> MissM, it sounds like a good thing that you and her other grandmother live so close together that you can both visit with her during the holidays! I'm glad you are enjoying yourself. Time spent with loved ones is never a waste. <BR> <BR>... Sun, 28 Dec 2014 11:15:37 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 12/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60135791 DAILY QUOTE: “All goal setting must be immediately followed by both the development of a plan, and massive and consistent action toward its fulfillment.” ~ Anthony Robbins, Awaken the Giant Within <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Do you send holiday cards? <BR> <BR> I definitely try to, though it doesn't always happen that way. Sun, 28 Dec 2014 11:11:31 EST SLIMMING DOWN SATURDAY! Dec. 27th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60127596 Leslie Blog Challenge: Full Body Strength (DVD Suggestion: Firm 30 from Walk it Off in 30 Days). <BR> <BR> It sounds like everyone had a busy but enjoyable holiday! I hope we are all getting geared up and preparing for those good habits so we can hit our goals in 2015. <BR> <BR> A question was asked about if you go shopping the day after Christmas on another thread..I generally avoid the stores right after Christmas. However, I think DH hit the store yesterday and picked me up some ornamen... Sat, 27 Dec 2014 11:22:08 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 12/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60127556 DAILY QUOTE: “Although we can’t control which roles are assigned to us, it must be our business to act our given role as best we possibly can and to refrain from complaining about it. Where ever you find yourself and in whatever circumstances, give an impeccable performance.” ~ Epictetus, The Art of Living <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Do you have food that you have every New Year's Day? <BR> <BR> Yes, we cook black eyed peas (for luck) and cabbage for finances. <BR> <BR> Sorry I have been ... Sat, 27 Dec 2014 11:16:47 EST WOOT! WEDNESDAY, Dec. 24th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60106497 Leslie Blog Challenge: Full Body Strength (DVD Suggestion: Firm 30 from Walk it Off in 30 Days). <BR> <BR> MissM, I do hope that your hubby is getting some relief! Enjoy that visit with your sister! <BR> <BR> Lynn, Sounds like you have been busy for sure. <BR> <BR> Sandi, I hope you managed to make it to CO. <BR> <BR> I have been lax at getting any sort of exercise in the last few days. It has just been crazy busy and it takes concentration to multi-task with cycling and typing and I was... Wed, 24 Dec 2014 09:48:26 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 12/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60106385 DAILY QUOTE: “We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history, there “is” such a thing as being too late. This is no time for apathy or complacency. This is a time for vigorous and positive action.” ~ Martin Luther King Jr. <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Have you ever been part of a parade? <BR> <BR> Yes. I was in Colorguard and twirled a flag in HS so we were always in the parades. Wed, 24 Dec 2014 09:39:16 EST IT IS ME AGAIN http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6442x60075878 I AM BACK AND I AM READY TO DO THIS THIS TIME BECAUSE I AM DOING IT FOR ME MYSELF AND I Sat, 20 Dec 2014 14:23:27 EST SHOPPING SATURDAY: Dec. 20th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60074967 Leslie Blog Challenge: Full Body Strength (DVD Suggestion: Firm 30 from Walk it Off in 30 Days). <BR> <BR> MissM, so glad DH's level of pain has decreased and that you were able to get some rest! <BR> <BR> Sandi, I know y'all have been looking forward to this. Praying he is better by Monday. <BR> <BR> Sorry if it seems I'm being short but it is hard to type with this immobilizer on and it makes me crazy. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 11:54:30 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 12/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60074941 DAILY QUOTE: “The people who are good in the long run fail a lot, especially at the beginning. So, when you fail early, it might be worth realizing that this is part of the deal, the price you pay for being good in the long run. Every rejection is a gift. A chance to learn and to do it better next time. An opportunity to figure out how to bounce, not break. Don’t waste them.” ~ Seth Godin, Blog <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Share one pet peeve that causes you more grief than it should. <BR> <... Sat, 20 Dec 2014 11:49:22 EST FINALLY FRIDAY! Dec. 19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60066746 Leslie Blog Challenge: 2 (or 3 Miles) <BR> <BR> MissM, I hope you can get your sleeping schedule back to normal soon. <BR> <BR> Sandi, I hear it has been really going around this year! I pray that he is better soon! <BR> <BR> <BR> Yesterday was frustrating, but I was reminded that communication is key. I better get busy! Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:27:11 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 12/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60066717 DAILY QUOTE: “Look at what you’ve got and make the best of it. It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.” ~ Proverb <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: What color ink do you prefer to write in? <BR> <BR> I always write out official documents in black or blue as I think it looks more professional, but when I send greeting cards I tend to use green ink. <BR> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:23:25 EST THIRSTY THURSDAY: Dec. 18th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60057703 Leslie Blog Challenge: Full Body Strength (DVD Suggestion: Firm 30 from Walk it Off in 30 Days). <BR> <BR> Sandi, sounds like a good time to me. <BR> <BR> Glory, DH put mine together, but I agree about not going electric because it will be too easy to strip. Mine doesn't really seem to be so unstable. I can ask DH for suggestions myself. <BR> <BR> So, since I didn't get to post yesterday, I will give an update for the ortho. Short version, I am in the brace that I had to wear when I bro... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:44:29 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 12/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60057679 DAILY QUOTE: “To this day, even when I hear about problems, as you’ve probably noticed, I tend to call them challenges. I don’t dwell on them, and I immediately focus on how I can convert the challenge into an opportunity.” ~ Anthony Robbins, Awaken the Giant Within <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Share your favorite material object that you already own. <BR> <BR> My Kindle. <BR> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:40:32 EST TANTALIZING TUESDAY: Dec. 16th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60039895 Leslie Blog Challenge: Full Body Strength (DVD Suggestion: Firm 30 from Walk it Off in 30 Days). <BR> <BR> MissM, it sounds positive that he is moving around even if it is slow. It sounds like a busy day walking and yoga and all. Sometimes I don't know how you fit it all in! <BR> <BR> JOGBIKEWALK, a friend was posting some of those on FB. I am excited about them being on there, but I think it may be a lot of what I already have at home. <BR> <BR> Sandi, I need to get to my candy making ... Tue, 16 Dec 2014 10:35:50 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 12/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60039824 DAILY QUOTE: “Don’t waste yourself in rejection, nor bark against the bad, but chant the beauty of the good.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Name one hobby that you would like to improve on. <BR> <BR> I want to improve at sewing on the sewing machine. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 10:29:48 EST MAKIN' IT HAPPEN MONDAY: Dec. 15th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60030818 Leslie Blog Challenge: 2 (or 3 Miles) <BR> <BR> Lynn, I'll have to see what I can find around here. <BR> <BR> MissM, everyday we wake we should be thankful. <BR> <BR> IMREITE, sounds like a good time for you! <BR> <BR> Leann, that is an amazing thing to do! I need to go see the woman that was in the rehab center with my mom. I understand that her son doesn't visit often. <BR> <BR> Yesterday, I picked up a couple of books at Half Price, went to the grocery store. I had a general idea o... Mon, 15 Dec 2014 10:55:03 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 12/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60030772 DAILY QUOTE: “If you want to make a positive impact, no matter how far-reaching, start at home. Treat your family members like treasures.” ~ John C. Maxwell, Today Matters <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: If money and time were no object, what would you be doing right now? <BR> <BR> If I were honest, reading or baking. <BR> Mon, 15 Dec 2014 10:49:24 EST SHOPPING SUNDAY: Dec. 14th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60021244 Leslie Blog Challenge: RESTORE Your Mind, Body & Soul! – Choose a fun activity … how about a walk with the family? … bring a ball … play catch! Dance to 3 songs …. Go to a park and swing on the swings … roller skate, bowl, bike … just have FUN ! <BR> <BR> MissM, I can't say I've looked in any of those stores lately. I normally stick with Macy's or Belk. Although, I can't bring myself to go to a mall right now. <BR> <BR> Lynn, I just like Grapefruit. Oh my! I am glad that DH didn't requi... Sun, 14 Dec 2014 11:02:44 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 12/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60021181 DAILY QUOTE: “Dealing with our overweight – or with any of our life’s difficulties, for that matter – is not a battle to be fought. Instead, we must learn how to make friends with our hardships and challenges. They are there to help us; they are natural opportunities for deeper understanding and transformation, brining us more joy and peace as we learn to work with them.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh, Savor <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: If you had to be allergic to a food, what food would it be? <BR> <B... Sun, 14 Dec 2014 10:56:36 EST STEP IT UP SATURDAY, Dec. 13th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60011974 Leslie Blog Challenge: 2 (or 3 Miles) <BR> <BR> MissM, I was just telling DH the other day we needed to get Grapefruit! That is a blessing for sure. Will continue to pray for your DH! I need to make a list of what we want to get tomorrow. It's the last market for the one we go to until March. <BR> <BR> Sandi, I just feel so disconnected when I don't start the thread! Hope it was a good busy! <BR> <BR> Well, funny thing happened yesterday, as I was pedaling because we were slow at work,... Sat, 13 Dec 2014 07:57:10 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 12/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60011934 DAILY QUOTE: “Always take the stairs. There’ll be plenty of days where you can’t, so accept the opportunity to take the stairs as a gift and make a deposit into your Future Health account.” ~ Nick Crocker, Medium <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: When using the dishwasher do you use powder detergent or liquid? <BR> <BR> We use the Finish Powerball Tabs...not sure what you would consider that. Sat, 13 Dec 2014 07:51:33 EST FABULOUS FRIDAY: Dec. 12th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60005179 Leslie Blog Challenge: Full Body Strength (DVD Suggestion: Firm 30 from Walk it Off in 30 Days). <BR> <BR> Glory, I do hope you enjoy yours. It definitely helps me stay moving. <BR> <BR> Lynn, that sounds like a mess! I am glad no one was hurt. Hopefully you don't have a repeat of the situation. <BR> <BR> <BR> I'm not sure I will have time to start the thread in the morning. I have a class that begins at 8 a.m. and lasts until 2 p.m. My hope is that I can start it before I head to clas... Fri, 12 Dec 2014 10:22:39 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 12/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x60005150 DAILY QUOTE: “And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in.” ~ Haruki Murakami <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone and mailed it? <BR> <BR> I have to admit that it has been awhile probably over a year. Fri, 12 Dec 2014 10:19:01 EST THINK AHEAD THURSDAY, Dec. 11th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59996584 Leslie Blog Challenge: 2 (or 3 Miles) <BR> <BR> MissM, I know that time with your granddaughter is cherished and I hope that DH will be feeling better so that you can both enjoy that time with her. They seem to grow so quickly. <BR> <BR> Sandi, I know you will cherish the time with your family as well. It is difficult when everyone cannot see each other too often. <BR> <BR> Gearing up for the ortho. I was hoping the adjustment would help, but I've still got a headache (wondering if it ... Thu, 11 Dec 2014 10:37:11 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 12/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59996532 DAILY QUOTE: “Choose the positive. You have a choice. You are the master of your attitude. Choose the positive, the constructive. Optimism is a faith that leads to success.” ~ Bruce Lee <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Name your three favorite winter drinks: <BR> <BR> Hot Chocolate, hot tea, water. <BR> Thu, 11 Dec 2014 10:32:27 EST WHOOP! It's Wednesday! Dec. 10th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59988158 Leslie Blog Challenge: Full Body Strength (DVD Suggestion: Firm 30 from Walk it Off in 30 Days). <BR> <BR> MissM, so sorry about DH being in pain again. That is distressing. You would think that there is something that they can do to help ease it. Sounds like a fun family day for y'all. I am not sure yet when I will get to see my family, but I am hoping that we will be able to see them on Christmas day for dinner. Great job on your steps! My Spark Tracker hasn't synced so I'm not sure ... Wed, 10 Dec 2014 11:39:17 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 12/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59988045 DAILY QUOTE “If your fidelity to perfectionism is too high, you never do anything.” ~ David Foster Wallace <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: List 3 of your favorite holiday movies. <BR> <BR> It's a Wonderful Life <BR> Miracle on 34th Street (with Natalie Wood) <BR> Shop Around the Corner (although not technically a Christmas movie, it does have Christmas in it) Wed, 10 Dec 2014 11:31:23 EST TEMPTATIONS ABOUND TUESDAY: Dec. 9th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59978648 Leslie Blog Challenge: 2 (or 3 Miles) <BR> <BR> Lynn: Sounds like a busy day! How did the meeting go? I hope you were able to pick out some great gifts. It always makes me feel good when I pick out something that someone needs even if they don't tell me. <BR> <BR> MissM, I just can't bring myself to go to the mall. I know there are some things I need to pick up, but I just can't do it. I am glad that you don't let me bother you and you just go anyway! <BR> <BR> Sandi, you are trying ... Tue, 9 Dec 2014 11:28:12 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 12/09 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59978243 DAILY QUOTE: “You have power over your mind — not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.” ~ Marcus Aurelius, Meditations <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Have you ever made a difference in someone’s life during Christmas? <BR> <BR> Yes, the place where I worked several years ago took on several families that had requested assistance through the food pantry. I have to admit that it was one of the most rewarding Christmas experiences that I have ever had. There was nothing like ... Tue, 9 Dec 2014 10:58:30 EST MAKE MUSCLES MONDAY: Dec. 8th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59968126 Leslie Blog Challenge: Full Body Strength (DVD Suggestion: Firm 30 from Walk it Off in 30 Days). <BR> <BR> MissM, I do hope you enjoyed your day of no cooking. So glad you enjoyed your day and so glad you got some good bargains. <BR> <BR> Sandi, I know we got some good stuff. I wanted to go again yesterday, but we didn't make it. Sounds like you have a good plan for getting everything to CO. <BR> <BR> Glory, I guess this is one time when me being short is a benefit. I know they have th... Mon, 8 Dec 2014 10:20:17 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 12/08 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59967936 DAILY QUOTE: “As the physically weak man can make himself strong by careful and patient training, so the man of weak thoughts can make them strong by exercising himself in right thinking.” ~ James Allen, As a Man Thinketh <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Have you ever learned a second language? <BR> <BR> I learned American Sign Language as a kid. I wish that I had continued with it. It frustrates me now when I run into someone who is deaf and I can't talk to them. Mon, 8 Dec 2014 10:07:51 EST SIMPLY BLESSED SUNDAY: Dec. 7th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59959788 Leslie Blog Challenge: 2 (or 3 Miles) <BR> <BR> MissM, it definitely sounds like DH is making some headway and getting some relief from his pain. That is definitely a positive. I do hope it lasts longer! Did you enjoy some time with your girlfriend? I need to call mine and go shopping. I need to find something to wear to the holiday party. <BR> <BR> Glory, that was my post. I have a little Gold's Gym cycle (much like this one: <link>www.walmart.com/ip/Gold-s-Gym-Foldin<BR>g-Upper-Low... Sun, 7 Dec 2014 12:14:57 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 12/07 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59959719 DAILY QUOTE: “When we plant a rose seed in the earth, we notice that it is small, but we do not criticize it as “rootless and stemless.” We treat it as a seed, giving it the water and nourishment required of a seed. When it first shoots up out of the earth, we don’t condemn it as immature and underdeveloped; nor do we criticize the buds for not being open when they appear. We stand in wonder at the process taking place and give the plant the care it needs at each stage of its development. The... Sun, 7 Dec 2014 12:05:10 EST Question on tracking WATP DVD's http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59954569 I'm curious as to how anyone who works out to Leslie's DVD's tracks your fitness? I have the Spark Activity tracker and when I'm finished it has incorrectly tracked it. It just says a General Workout with very few calories burned or steps taken, so I re-classify it, but it seems to me when I re-classify it as Low Impact Aerobics it seems like that's too many steps, so I've been just using Other Exercise - lower intensity. Anyone have any better answers? <BR> <BR> Before I had my SPAT, I used... Sat, 6 Dec 2014 20:31:37 EST SHOPPING SATURDAY: Dec. 6th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59951203 Leslie Blog Challenge: 1 Mile (AM) + 1 Mile (PM) + Strength Training for Lower Body <BR> <BR> MissM, I sure do hope that this one lasts longer than a week! Praying for continued relief. I am glad you were able to get some rest! It sounds like it was much needed for both of you. <BR> <BR> Sandi, it sounds like you have a busy few days ahead! I hope you can get everything done before heading to DD's. <BR> <BR> Errands to run this weekend. I'm not sure I'll get all my grocery shopping don... Sat, 6 Dec 2014 11:33:42 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 12/06 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59951096 DAILY QUOTE: “Your journey to a healthier weight is not a journey that you start and then give up. It is a journey that you are living every day for the rest of your life.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh, Savor <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Have you ever baked a cake from scratch? <BR> <BR> Yes, I made carrot cake and a chocolate cake, both with cream cheese icing/chocolate cream cheese icing for my husband and co-worker's birthdays. Sat, 6 Dec 2014 11:22:11 EST FINALLY FRIDAY! Dec. 5th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59942782 Leslie Blog Challenge: 2 Mile Walk (If you can’t measure distance – walk for 30 minutes or 4,000 steps) <BR> <BR> MissM, how did the epidural go? I do hope that DH was able to get some relief. I can only imagine how miserable that it has been for both of you! <BR> <BR> Sandi, I know you will enjoy the visit with DD and family. I'm sure you have much to do before you head out. <BR> <BR> Going to be a rough day as my Mom woke me up before 4 am to get her a drink of water. Then I couldn't ... Fri, 5 Dec 2014 10:15:09 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 12/05 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59942697 DAILY QUOTE: “As the fletcher whittles and makes straight his arrows, so the master directs his straying thoughts.” ~ The Buddha <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Finish this sentence: I am interested in…new recipes and new adventures. Fri, 5 Dec 2014 10:07:51 EST THINK AHEAD THURSDAY, Dec. 4th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59934287 Leslie Blog Challenge: 1 Mile (AM) + 1 Mile (PM) + Strength Training for Upper Body <BR> <BR> MissM, I do hope that they can get him some relief soon. It is tough to see anyone you love in that much pain. <BR> <BR> Sorry about not starting the thread yesterday, but my co-worker was out and it was so busy that I didn't have time to stop until late afternoon. Though my hand/wrist is hurting pretty bad this morning, but I'll manage. I've been cooking more often and doing dishes pretty much ev... Thu, 4 Dec 2014 10:46:17 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 12/04 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59934254 DAILY QUOTE: “Light tomorrow with today.” ~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Complete this sentence: I am happy when…I have quiet time to sit down and read. Thu, 4 Dec 2014 10:42:03 EST pregnancy excercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59931282 hi my weight is 81 kg . now i am 8 week pregnant . plz suggest me what kind of excercise i do at home for healthy pregnancy Thu, 4 Dec 2014 01:02:33 EST TAKE ACTION TUESDAY: Dec. 2nd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59915002 Leslie Blog Challenge: 1 Mile in the Morning + 1 Mile in the Evening + Strength Training for the Core (abs) (or Walk 15 minutes (2,000 steps) in AM – 15 minutes in PM + Abs) <BR> <BR> Lynn, I have figured out that I have a sort of love/hate with early morning WW meetings now. I realize that I ordinarily don't eat before I go, but I have been sleeping later on the weekends (and that is really the only time I can go to a morning meeting). I am glad your recipe will work with a little tweaking... Tue, 2 Dec 2014 10:38:35 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 12/02 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59914666 DAILY QUOTE: “Having a mental snapshot of where you are, where you are going, and what you are moving toward is incredibly powerful.” ~ Sara Blakely <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Finish this sentence: I am good at…baking. I still feel like I'm coming to my own when it comes to cooking, but I have always enjoyed baking. Tue, 2 Dec 2014 10:05:45 EST MAKIN' IT HAPPEN MONDAY: Dec. 1st http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59904553 Leslie Blog Challenge: 2 Mile Walk (If you can’t measure distance – walk for 30 minutes or 4,000 steps) <BR> <BR> Lynn, I am glad you and DH were able to get your shopping done with no problems. Sounds like you got some bargains. Yes, the kitchen island is already a big hit. It looks like this: <link>www.containerstore.com/shop/kitchen/<BR>carts?productId=10000998&N=199&breadcr<BR>umbPageTitle=Search&mr=kitchen+island </link> <BR> It is the Metro one so it is commercial grade and shou... Mon, 1 Dec 2014 10:25:01 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 12/01 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59904480 DAILY QUOTE: “Think of your mind, your emotions, and your spirit as the ultimate garden. The way to ensure a bountiful, nourishing harvest is to plant seeds like love, warmth, and appreciation, instead of seeds like disappointment, anger, and fear.” ~ Anthony Robbins, Awaken the Giant Within <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Finish this sentence: I enjoy...spending time with family and baking. <BR> Mon, 1 Dec 2014 10:17:15 EST 1-4 miles a day, Challenge for December http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5878x6442x59899132 Let's walk 1-4 miles a day. You set your own goals. We can go on this walking journey together. Encourage each other to get healthy. <BR> Let's get walking. Sun, 30 Nov 2014 19:58:40 EST December Walk Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5878x6442x59894687 We walked our way through Thanksgiving! Here comes Christmas. Let's use this to keep our activity up during this busy season and be mindful of our eating too. For the month of December only, if you track EVERYTHING you eat and stay in your calorie range for the day, give yourself a 5 point bonus to add to whatever your fitness total is. This is a bonus you can get once a day, up to 31 days for a potential of 155 extra points. Merry Christmas everyone! <BR> <BR> Here's a template to copy... Sun, 30 Nov 2014 10:02:03 EST SHOPPING SATURDAY: Nov. 29th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59887571 Leslie Blog Challenge: Week of Nov. 24 – ENJOY the HOLIDAY! Don’t count miles or minutes … just fit in a bit of exercise here and there … shop for the turkey …. plan your holiday … visit friends …. you can skip the structured exercise and just plan to be active all week long! <BR> <BR> MissM, I suspect most of my holiday shopping will be done online as well. It just makes more sense to me. I don't like fighting crowds these days. <BR> <BR> My allergies are whipping my behind. I am excite... Sat, 29 Nov 2014 11:59:03 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 11/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59887549 DAILY QUOTE: “You’ve achieved cheerfulness the day you realize that no matter what’s happening around you, being anything other than cheerful will not make it better.” ~ Anthony Robbins, Awaken the Giant Within <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Do you celebrate Christmas and/or Hanukkah or some other holiday (forgive me, but I don't know all of them)? <BR> <BR> We celebrate Christmas. Sat, 29 Nov 2014 11:55:15 EST New here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6442x59880280 Hello! <BR> I am not new to Sparks but I just joined your team. Since I don't get out as much in winter weather I thought I'd try walking with Leslie to stay active. Fri, 28 Nov 2014 11:55:10 EST FANTASTIC FRIDAY: Nov. 28th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59880227 Leslie Blog Challenge: Week of Nov. 24 – ENJOY the HOLIDAY! Don’t count miles or minutes … just fit in a bit of exercise here and there … shop for the turkey …. plan your holiday … visit friends …. you can skip the structured exercise and just plan to be active all week long! <BR> <BR> MissM, I hope that you had an awesome Thanksgiving. <BR> <BR> Lynn, Sounds like your meal planning is going well! I need to get to planning myself. <BR> <BR> IMREITE, Great job on the workout! <BR> <BR> ... Fri, 28 Nov 2014 11:45:39 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 11/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59880116 DAILY QUOTE: “I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re doing something. So that’s my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. Make new mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody’s ever made before. Don’t freeze, do... Fri, 28 Nov 2014 11:24:21 EST FEELING THANKFUL THURSDAY: Nov. 27th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59874330 Leslie Blog Challenge: Week of Nov. 24 – ENJOY the HOLIDAY! Don’t count miles or minutes … just fit in a bit of exercise here and there … shop for the turkey …. plan your holiday … visit friends …. you can skip the structured exercise and just plan to be active all week long! <BR> <BR> MissM, I am sorry that your DH is still hurting. I hope he will be able to manage until Monday. Praying that it goes well and he can get some relief. I hope you have an awesome day! <BR> <BR> Lynn, I know ... Thu, 27 Nov 2014 11:35:31 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 11/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59874292 DAILY QUOTE: “When you suffer, you can look deeply at your situation and find the many blessings that are already surrounding you. It is wonderful to sit with a pen and paper and write down all the conditions for happiness that are already there, already available to you right in this moment.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh, Savor <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: What are you thankful for today? <BR> <BR> Aside from that I woke up this morning, I am thankful that my crew is under one roof. Thu, 27 Nov 2014 11:24:57 EST WISHING FRIENDS WELL WEDNESDAY, Nov. 26th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59866733 Leslie Blog Challenge: Week of Nov. 24 –ENJOY the HOLIDAY! Don’t count miles or minutes … just fit in a bit of exercise here and there … shop for the turkey …. plan your holiday … visit friends …. you can skip the structured exercise and just plan to be active all week long! <BR> <BR> Sandi, I hope you had safe travels to your son's house for Thanksgiving! <BR> <BR> MissM, I am thankful that you both were able to get some sleep. Any idea when he will be able to get in to the pain managemen... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:56:33 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 11/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59866647 DAILY QUOTE: “Choose the positive. You have a choice. You are the master of your attitude. Choose the positive, the constructive. Optimism is a faith that leads to success.” ~ Bruce Lee <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: When you’re holiday shopping, do you make lists? <BR> <BR> No, but I probably should. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:45:50 EST TEMPTATIONS ABOUND TUESDAY: Nov. 25th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59858302 Leslie Blog Challenge: Week of Nov. 24 – ENJOY the HOLIDAY! Don’t count miles or minutes … just fit in a bit of exercise here and there … shop for the turkey …. plan your holiday … visit friends …. you can skip the structured exercise and just plan to be active all week long! <BR> <BR> <BR> MissM, Sounds like a busy day for you yesterday. Was DH able to see the pain management doctor and get any relief? <BR> <BR> I have emailed the Ortho to set up an appointment and they normally call bac... Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:14:29 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 11/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59858250 DAILY QUOTE: “You don’t win an Olympic gold medal with a few weeks of intensive training. There’s no such thing as an overnight opera sensation. Great law firms or design companies don’t spring up overnight… Every great company, every great brand, and every great career has been built in exactly the same way: bit by bit, step by step, little by little.” ~ Seth Godin <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: If you could purchase one thing that you don’t need at all for yourself today, what would it be? <B... Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:10:11 EST MAKE MUSCLES MONDAY: Nov. 24th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59848450 Leslie Blog Challenge: Mon. Nov. 24 – ENJOY the HOLIDAY! Don’t count miles or minutes … just fit in a bit of exercise here and there … shop for the turkey …. plan your holiday … visit friends …. you can skip the structured exercise and just plan to be active all week long! <BR> <BR> Sandi, Congrats on the anniversary! I wish you safe travels! I know you will enjoy seeing your son and his family over the holidays. <BR> <BR> I don't know if y'all remember or not, but I fell when we went bow... Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:20:15 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 11/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59848429 DAILY QUOTE: “Don’t learn to do, but learn in doing.” ~ Samuel Butler <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Does your significant other shop with you? Do they love it/hate it? <BR> <BR> Depends on if I'm doing the speedy man shopping (only what's on the list) or if I'm lazily checking out extra racks, etc. <BR> Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:17:32 EST SIMPLE SUNDAY: Nov. 23rd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59840225 Leslie Blog Challenge: Sun. Nov. 23 – That was a BIG WALKING week … stay active today … but know that the REST is important to RESTORE! <BR> <BR> MissM, I know that has to be difficult. It's hard for me not to wake my husband up when he is sleeping good and I am not, but unless I really need him, I try not to wake him up. I am thankful the doctor called and moved up his appointment. I do hope they can help him get some relief. I hope you enjoyed your "me" time. <BR> <BR> Sandi, I know wh... Sun, 23 Nov 2014 14:35:35 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 11/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59840198 DAILY QUOTE: “Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happens to him.” ~ Aldous Huxley <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: List a few of your favorite stores. <BR> <BR> Target, Macy's, Belk, Kohl's, Joann's and Hobby Lobby. Sun, 23 Nov 2014 14:29:14 EST SUPER DUPER SATURDAY: Nov. 22nd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59832142 Leslie Blog Challenge: Sat. Nov. 22 – 2 Miles plus Strength Training! (***DVD Suggestion – Walk It Off in 30 Days – has a brisk 2 Mile Walk segment and a Total Body Strength Training segment – get your dumbbells ready!) <BR> <BR> MissM, so thankful that DH didn't get hurt. I think we probably all have a stubborn streak. I hope he can deal with the pain until next week. <BR> <BR> Lynn, I do hope you are feeling better soon. <BR> <BR> Sandi, I hope you are able to get everything done bef... Sat, 22 Nov 2014 15:15:26 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 11/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59832089 DAILY QUOTE: “If you’re feeling really sad, there is only one reason: it’s because you’re deleting all the reasons you could be feeling good. And if you’re feeling good, it’s because you’re deleting all the bad things you could be focusing on.” ~ Anthony Robbins, Awaken the Giant Within <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Do you prefer to shop in-store or online? <BR> <BR> Depends on what I am shopping for. If it is for something I know will fit or I don't have to try on, then I will buy online. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 15:07:07 EST FABULOUS FRIDAY: Nov. 21st http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59822213 Leslie Blog Challenge: Fri. Nov. 21 – 3 Mile Walk … as fast as you can walk! (***DVD Suggestion – 5K with a Twist) (3.1 Miles = 5 Kilometers) <BR> <BR> Sandi, I wound up missing my weigh in and DD's concert because I really wanted to go. Hope you had some down time for yourself. <BR> <BR> Headache is still with me. I am a little frustrated because I missed my weigh in and DD's concert. At least it is not worse and the "twinkly lights" didn't reappear. DD12 has put her request in for Chicke... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 10:48:35 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 11/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59822170 DAILY QUOTE: “By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be. Put your future in good hands — your own.” ~ Mark Victor Hansen <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Have you started shopping for Christmas gifts yet? <BR> <BR> Not really. I just recently got a list from 2 out of the 3 kids and I am still trying to extract a list from DH. <BR> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 10:45:31 EST THERE IT IS, THURSDAY, Nov. 20th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59813182 Leslie Blog Challenge: Thurs. Nov. 20 – In 1 week we will be cooking, eating, hugging, laughing, loving …. It won’t be perfect … but it will be Thanksgiving at my house! I wish all of you the same … let’s do a 5 Mile today … that should set us up for a healthy holiday! (***DVD Suggestion – 5 “REALLY BIG” Miles! Great Music on that one!) <BR> <BR> MissM, I am sorry that you didn't sleep well and that DH is in pain again. I was sure hoping that the surgery would help and he would be able to g... Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:01:00 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 11/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59813142 DAILY QUOTE: “To achieve goals you’ve never achieved before, you need to start doing things you’ve never done before.” ~ Stephen Covey, The 8th Habit <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Do you shop on Black Friday? <BR> <BR> I have once or twice, but I just don't get into the craziness these days. There is too much that I can get online, etc. to bother with it. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 10:57:35 EST WHAT'S HAPPENING WEDNESDAY: Nov. 19th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59804174 Leslie Blog Challenge:Wed. Nov. 19 – 2 Miles in 30 minutes (or less!) Walk as fast as you are able – try intervals of fast/ moderate walking! (DVD Suggestion – Ultimate 5 Day Walk Plan – Choose any 2 Miles … they are sweaty!!) <BR> <BR> MissM, now that you know fishing is so relaxing, it sounds like you may be doing it more often! How did you cook your fish yesterday? I always love to find new ways to prepare it. Hope DH is feeling better. <BR> <BR> <BR> Still trying to get my forms p... Wed, 19 Nov 2014 10:40:55 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 11/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59804124 DAILY QUOTE: “Failures are life’s way of nudging you and letting you know you are off course. Trying new things and not being afraid to fail along the way are more important than what you learn in school.” ~ Sara Blakely <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Is there one dish that you look forward to having on the holidays? <BR> <BR> I greatly enjoy our cornbread dressing and Cherries Delight. I still indulge, but I have found that I don't have to eat half of the container to be satisfied. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 10:37:20 EST TANTALIZING TUESDAY: Nov. 18th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59795164 Leslie Blog Challenge:Tues. Nov. 18 – 4 Miles! – Try 2 in the AM and 2 in the PM! That’s a big metabolism boost for today! (***DVD suggestion – 4 Mile Power Walk! No equipment needed … it’s all fast walking!) <BR> <BR> MissM, I am happy to hear that you are back and you enjoyed your trip! I love to fish. I agree with you that it is very relaxing. Sounds like you are back and definitely going to be busy. <BR> <BR> I don't think I mentioned it, but last week, my computer at work crashed.... Tue, 18 Nov 2014 11:10:13 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 11/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59795126 DAILY QUOTE: “Doing your best is taking the action because you love it, not because you’re expecting a reward. Most people do the exact opposite: They only take action when they expect a reward, and they don’t enjoy the action. And that’s the reason why they don’t do their best.” ~ don Miguel Ruiz, The Four Agreements <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Do you make seasonal goodies for Thanksgiving/Christmas? If so, has it changed since you started your weight loss journey? <BR> <BR> I try to, it doe... Tue, 18 Nov 2014 11:06:35 EST MANIAC MONDAY: Nov. 17th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59785594 Leslie Blog Challenge: Mon. Nov. 17 – 3 Miles with Strength Training! Get those muscles ready to lift that Turkey! (***DVD suggestion - 3 Mega Miles! –great way to get walking & strength exercise done at one time! )! <BR> <BR> Sandi, isn't that always the way it goes? So many things that need to be done. <BR> <BR> It was a rough night last night. Insomnia reared its ugly head. It's going to be a rough day, but I'm trying to focus on what I can do today. I better get busy. Mon, 17 Nov 2014 11:51:40 EST QUOTE AND QUESTION OF THE DAY - Nov. 17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59785563 DAILY QUOTE: “Thought is the original source of all wealth, all success, all material gain, all great discoveries and inventions, and all achievement.” ~ Claude M. Bristol <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: What are your "go to" shoes when the cooler weather hits? <BR> <BR> Honestly, I tend to wear boots for most of the winter. However, this year I seem to be sticking with tights and my Vionic flats. We'll see how things continue. <BR> Mon, 17 Nov 2014 11:49:04 EST SIMPLY BLESSED SUNDAY: Nov. 16th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59776055 Leslie Blog Challenge: Sun. Nov. 16 – Researchers from Stanford found that one of the BEST ways to boost CREATIVITY was to “Go for a Walk!” Fresh ideas flood the brain … you may just find the solution to a problem, or a new strategy for a work project … don’t sit there thinking about it … get up and WALK ! That’s your assignment for today – let the fresh ideas flood your brain! Happy Sunday Friends! <BR> <BR> Sandi, I hope the scarf knitting goes well. I need to start crocheting again. I s... Sun, 16 Nov 2014 11:35:56 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 11/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59776034 DAILY QUOTE: “The straight line cannot proceed through the torturous twists of life.” ~ Giambattista Vico <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Finish this statement: Today I decided...that I am going to head to the Farmer's Market and pick up some produce. I am also going to make some chicken and dumplings because it is yummy comfort food. Sun, 16 Nov 2014 11:33:12 EST SHOPPING SATURDAY: Nov. 15th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59768915 Leslie Blog Challenge: Sat. Nov. 15 – Saturday’s are for 5K’s (3.1 Miles) – If you need an indoor walk, try the DVD – 5K with a Twist! <BR> <BR> Lynn, it is always good to have someone that knows your hair so well. I am very happy that my mom is moving. Every little bit definitely helps. I am hoping that this sinus mess will ease up soon, but with the weather, I'm not sure it will. <BR> <BR> Much to do today, and not sure how I will fit it all in. I will do my best. Planning a shopping ... Sat, 15 Nov 2014 13:18:52 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 11/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59768878 DAILY QUOTE: “There’s always a way – if you’re committed.” ~ Anthony Robbins <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Finish this sentence: Today I am buying...(hopefully) my daughter a dress for the Christmas party at the Country Club that her bio mom's family has every year. Sat, 15 Nov 2014 13:10:56 EST FANTASTIC FRIDAY: Nov. 14th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59758888 Leslie Blog Challenge: Fri. Nov. 14 – 45 mins. of “BRISK” walking <BR> <BR> Lynn, Glad you are feeling better. Hope you enjoyed your trip to the hairdressers. I always used to love having someone else play with my hair for awhile. I don't really get to do that these days. <BR> <BR> One of these days I will start feeling better...I will feel fine for a bit and then I'll start getting a sinus headache or I feel like I have an elephant sitting on my chest. It was a fight this morning not to... Fri, 14 Nov 2014 10:17:07 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 11/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59758826 DAILY QUOTE: “The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.” ~ Alan Watts <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: How often do you read? <BR> <BR> Not nearly as often as I would like. I love to have hours that I can just snuggle under a blanket and sit and read. It's one of my favorite things to do. I just need to carve out more time to do it. Fri, 14 Nov 2014 10:13:09 EST THIRSTY THURSDAY: Nov. 13th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59749837 Leslie Blog Challenge: Thurs. Nov. 13 – 1 Mile + Upper Body and Core strength exercises (Challenge yourself to a 1 Mile in 15 mins. OR LESS!) <BR> <BR> Lynn, how are you feeling? I hope you are feeling worlds better. <BR> <BR> Yesterday was a frustrating day. I am still not feeling 100%, but I started getting a headache behind my right eye which got consistently worse as the day went on. I managed to get my mom's prescription transferred to the Albertson's down here because the Target had ... Thu, 13 Nov 2014 11:00:49 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 11/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59749806 DAILY QUOTE: “Choose the positive. You have a choice. You are the master of your attitude. Choose the positive, the constructive. Optimism is a faith that leads to success.” ~ Bruce Lee <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: What makes you awesome? List at least five qualities/hobbies/habits make you cool and unique? <BR> <BR> Although my parents came from families with multiple children, I am an only child. I did not learn to bowl until I was in college and then I bowled leagues with my cousin for a ... Thu, 13 Nov 2014 10:59:03 EST WOW WEDNESDAY, Nov. 12th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59740032 Leslie Blog Challenge: Wed. Nov. 12 – 5 MILER for Mid Week! <BR> <BR> Lynn, I hope you enjoyed the cruise and am sorry that you are sick. It is always rough to get back into a routine when you return from vacation even when you are feeling well...even harder when you are sick. <BR> <BR> Sandi, so glad everything went well. Definitely something to be thankful for. I have such difficulty making time for ironing...although I have several things that could use it soon. <BR> <BR> We bought... Wed, 12 Nov 2014 11:12:56 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 11/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59739996 DAILY QUOTE: “Thought is the original source of all wealth, all success, all material gain, all great discoveries and inventions, and all achievement.” ~ Claude M. Bristol <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Do you generally get your hair done/cut/colored by the same person? <BR> <BR> Now I just do it myself. Before, aside from my Mom, I can count on one hand the number of people that have cut/permed my hair. <BR> Wed, 12 Nov 2014 11:07:53 EST TAKE TIME TO THANK A VET TUESDAY, Nov. 11th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59729386 Leslie Blog Challenge: Tues. Nov. 11 – Thank You VETS! 1 Mile + Add Lower Body and Core strength exercises (I am using the FIRM 30 session from Walk It Off in 30 Days DVD) <BR> <BR> MissM, I suspect the mall is just going to get busier and busier until after the first of the year. I am glad you have some place that you can go walk though. Did you get all the cleaning done at the apartment? We'll miss you while you are gone, but I hope that you enjoy your trip. <BR> <BR> Sandi, praying al... Tue, 11 Nov 2014 10:16:01 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 11/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59729316 DAILY QUOTE: “What you’re supposed to do when you don’t like a thing is change it. If you can’t change it, change the way you think about it. Don’t complain.” ~ Maya Angelou <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: I am really trying to steer clear of my "favorite" winter drink, which is hot chocolate because it is loaded with sugar. I do allow myself to have it but not drink it all day. What is your "go to" drink in the winter time? <BR> <BR> I am trying to switch to tea. I have found several that I li... Tue, 11 Nov 2014 10:11:08 EST MAKE MUSCLES MONDAY: Nov. 10th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59719472 Leslie Blog Challenge: Mon. Nov. 10 - 45 mins. of walking (any pace, just walk!) <BR> <BR> MissM, I hope you enjoyed your day yesterday. It's nice to just take some time for yourself. <BR> <BR> Sandi, I am glad you had beautiful weather. Our weather in Texas was pretty nice as well. Not too cold out. Although, the weather report is definitely calling for that to change. We'll be in the 70's today and then the rest of the week is supposed to be a high in the 50's. <BR> <BR> I wasn't fe... Mon, 10 Nov 2014 10:36:10 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 11/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59719424 DAILY QUOTE: “I’ve learned that there is absolutely no value in pessimism.” ~ Franklin Leonard <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: How often do you change up what you eat? <BR> <BR> Probably not nearly as often as I should. I seemed to be in smoothie mode for breakfast and it works for me. I do try to change up what I put in it occasionally. I've started added spinach, which my daughter thinks is just gross, but I like it. Mon, 10 Nov 2014 10:33:18 EST SIMPLY SUNDAY: Nov. 9th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59710471 Leslie Blog Challenge: Sun. Nov. 9 – RESTORE Your Mind, Body & Soul! – Choose a fun activity … how about a walk with the family? … bring a ball … play catch! Dance to 3 songs …. Go to a park and swing on the swings … roller skate, bowl, bike … just have FUN ! <BR> <BR> MissM, I hope you enjoyed your "me" time! It is always nice to have! <BR> <BR> Sandi, we did have fun! We headed to get pedis but there was a 20 minute reflexology in the special of the month so we got that. <BR> <BR> I am... Sun, 9 Nov 2014 12:44:33 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 11/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59710431 DAILY QUOTE: “If you’re feeling really sad, there is only one reason: it’s because you’re deleting all the reasons you could be feeling good. And if you’re feeling good, it’s because you’re deleting all the bad things you could be focusing on.” ~ Anthony Robbins, Awaken the Giant Within <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: What was the best thing that happened to you this past week? <BR> <BR> I'm certain that there are multiple things, but what comes to my mind is celebrating my Mom's birthday and g... Sun, 9 Nov 2014 12:39:54 EST Hi, I'm Sharon from Michigan http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6442x59710088 I just joined this group. I want to start walking as part of my fitness program. Sun, 9 Nov 2014 11:53:19 EST FRIENDLY FRIDAY, Nov. 7th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59692394 Leslie Blog Challenge: Fri. Nov. 7 - 2 Miles (Try: Walk It Off in 30 Days DVD – Burn 30 Segment) <BR> <BR> Sandi, I do hope the eye appointment went well. The changing out of the clothes can be a challenge as well. It is always such a process. Pulling out all the stuff that doesn't fit, etc. I am hoping to hit the Joann's for some sweat shirt fabric to make some skirts. I love them in the winter time because they keep me warm and cozy and I always stay cold. <BR> <BR> <BR> Weigh in wa... Fri, 7 Nov 2014 11:12:11 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 11/07 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59692370 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: Have you ever decided to go vegetarian? Do you do "meatless Mondays"? <BR> <BR> I generally try to prepare meals that are meatless once a week or so, but it's not something that always happens on a Monday. There are times that I will put a small amount of meat in, but bulk it up with lots of veggies and beans. Fri, 7 Nov 2014 11:08:59 EST THINK AHEAD THURSDAY, Nov. 6th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59682025 Leslie Blog Challenge: Thurs. Nov. 6 – (2) 1 Mile Walks <BR> (**OUUUU a split day … it’s so good to keep the metabolism zipping along!) <BR> (Try half of the Big Burn DVD in the morning and then finish later in the day !) <BR> <BR> MissM, It sounds like it was a busy day! I hope you got everything done. <BR> <BR> Sandi, I'm sure there is much to go through since you were at the cabin until last weekend with only a few visits back for appointments and such. <BR> <BR> <BR> Today is my ... Thu, 6 Nov 2014 10:44:20 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 11/06 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59681952 DAILY QUOTE: “Life is meant to be enjoyed. Sure, I agree with this statement (as many of us would) but the problem is this is used to justify all kinds of cr@ppy behavior. Might as well scarf down those Doritos and Twinkies, because hey, life is meant to be enjoyed, right? No. You can do without junk food and still enjoy life. You can exercise and enjoy it. You can give up pretty much anything and still enjoy life, if you learn to see almost any activity as enjoyable.” ~ Leo Babauta, Blog <B... Thu, 6 Nov 2014 10:38:51 EST WHAT'S HAPPENING WEDNESDAY: Nov. 5th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59671708 Leslie Blog Challenge: Wed. Oct. 9 – 2 (or 3 Miles) <BR> <BR> MissM, You are always such an inspiration! You much to do and always seem to be doing more, but know when to listen to your body and rest. <BR> <BR> Sandi, I think I'm going to have to invest in some fall decorations. I feel like our house is lacking. Not that anyone else in my neighborhood is really decorating for fall, but I feel like we should do something. <BR> <BR> I must admit that I did not get in my Leslie Sansone w... Wed, 5 Nov 2014 10:49:15 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 11/05 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59671556 DAILY QUOTE: “Don’t find yourself, create yourself. We have the ability to become whoever we want to become, and to materialize the kind of lives we want to live. That’s a power that we can cultivate. The person you think you are, the kind of life you have right now, isn’t all that there is. You won’t always be this person, you can change, you can be better. You are meant to do great things, create yourself to become that person.” ~ Satori, infinitesatori.org <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Were ... Wed, 5 Nov 2014 10:40:11 EST TAKE ACTION TUESDAY: Nov. 4th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59661247 Leslie Blog Challenge: Tues. Oct. 8 – Full Body Strength. <BR> <BR> Full Body Strength Training Includes 3 Zones: <BR> <BR> 1-Upper Body Exercise for Chest, Back and Arms <BR> <BR> 2-Lower Body Exercises for Legs, and Backend (Glutes!) <BR> <BR> 3-Core Exercises for Abs, Waistline, Low Back <BR> <BR> MissM, I always like it when it is a little less crowded, but it is often better to walk at the mall that out in the weather. It sounds like a good day. I agree with you about getting dark... Tue, 4 Nov 2014 10:27:25 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 11/04 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59661202 DAILY QUOTE: “Man creates what he is, man creates himself. The meaning has to be created. You have to sing your meaning, you have to dance your meaning, you have to paint your meaning, you have to live it. Through living, it will arise; through dancing, it will start penetrating your being. Through singing, it will come to you. It is not like a rock just lying there to be found, it has to bloom in your being.” ~ Osho, The Book of Understanding <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Do you (or someone in... Tue, 4 Nov 2014 10:23:06 EST New Leslie dvd's http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59652215 Has anyone tried Leslie's new workouts: Walk off fat fast and Mix & match walk blasters? <BR> What are your thoughts? Mon, 3 Nov 2014 13:10:34 EST MAKIN' IT HAPPEN MONDAY: Nov. 3rd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59650475 Leslie Blog Challenge: Mon. Oct 7 – 2 (or 3 Miles) <BR> <BR> MissM, those busy days do take a lot of out us, don't they? Sounds like you are making plans for an "active" rest day. Hope the mall was not too busy! <BR> <BR> Sandi, I hope you made it back safe and sound. It can be hard to get activity in when you are traveling. <BR> <BR> I am sore yesterday from the Firm 30. Who knew there were so many different squats?! Oh well, I know it will help me sculpt and tone. Even though I didn... Mon, 3 Nov 2014 10:24:57 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 11/03 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59650451 DAILY QUOTE: “Sometimes our grandiose plans to do great things at some later time interfere with our chances to do little things right now.” ~ Richard Carlson, Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten? <BR> <BR> I am not sure anything I've eaten I would classify as weird. Mon, 3 Nov 2014 10:21:33 EST Challenge on Leslies FB page http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59648134 Hi! Did anyone else see the Nov challenge Leslie posted on her FB page? Looks interesting but I am going to do the challenge here. Anyone here doing both? thanks! So excited to get moving!!! Mon, 3 Nov 2014 07:31:05 EST SIMPLE SUNDAY: November 2nd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59639439 Leslie Blog Challenge: November hasn't been published and not sure it will be. 1 Mile walk of your choice in the am and in the pm or 2 miles at once. <BR> <BR> MissM, I think a lot of the malls still do that, but I think it is a decision that they make individually. Sounds like it was a busy day indeed yesterday. I do hope you enjoyed it though. <BR> <BR> Sandi, I do hope that you enjoyed your walk! It sounds like it would be nice scenery. <BR> <BR> Okay, so tomorrow starts Week 6 of m... Sun, 2 Nov 2014 10:12:17 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 11/02 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59639399 DAILY QUOTE: “Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.” ~ Martin Luther King Jr. <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: If you had last week over again what would you do differently? <BR> <BR> Eat better. I didn't eat horribly, but lunches were not planned nearly so well. I'm shooting for fixing a big soup in the crockpot to take for lunch all week. <BR> Sun, 2 Nov 2014 10:07:10 EST STEP IT UP SATURDAY, Nov. 1st http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59631177 Leslie Blog Challenge: November hasn't been published and not sure it will be. 1 Mile walk of your choice in the am and in the pm or 2 miles at once. <BR> <BR> MissM, I am so glad that you had a great birthday! Also glad that things are going well with the new renter. <BR> <BR> Sandi, I hope you get everything taken care of easily. Packing up is always tough even if you are going away for a weekend, or so it seems. <BR> <BR> Sorry for the super late start. I had to take DD to her appoi... Sat, 1 Nov 2014 14:10:11 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 11/01 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59631151 DAILY QUOTE: “If you can find happiness inside you, then no matter what’s happening externally, you can access this source of happiness. You might lose your job, get sick, lose a loved one, have to go through a difficult medical procedure, go through a divorce … and you can still find this happiness. It’s there if you choose to use it. The external circumstances of your life matter, but they don’t take away your true source of happiness.” ~ Leo Babauta, Zen Habits <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: ... Sat, 1 Nov 2014 14:05:56 EST November Walk Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5878x6442x59625376 Wow! Where did the year go? Let's make this our best month yet as we battle against holiday food and parties. How many points can you rack up? <BR> <BR> Here's a template to copy and paste and you can edit your same post over and over instead of reposting every time. <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> ... Fri, 31 Oct 2014 22:43:25 EST 1-4 miles a day, Challenge for November http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5878x6442x59625307 Let's walk 1-4 miles a day. You set your own goals. We can go on this walking journey together. Encourage each other to get healthy. Let's get walking....... Fri, 31 Oct 2014 22:36:45 EST FABULOUS HALLOWEEN FRIDAY: Oct. 31st http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59620328 Leslie Blog Challenge: October hasn't been published and not sure it will be. 1 Mile walk of your choice in the am and in the pm. <BR> <BR> MissM, Happy belated birthday to you! I hope you had an awesome day! I hope you enjoyed your birthday dinner and all went well with the perspective new renter. <BR> <BR> Christy, Time does fly, doesn't it? Sounds like a fun but busy day! I can relate to that number when I got to the store as well. <BR> <BR> Tonight should be fun. Not sure how many... Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:10:14 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 10/31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59620257 DAILY QUOTE: “The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude to me is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness, or skill. It will make or break a company… a church… a home. The remarkable thing is, we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that... Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:04:34 EST THOUGHTFUL THURSDAY: October 30th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59611221 Leslie Blog Challenge: October hasn't been published and not sure it will be. 1 Mile walk of your choice in the am and in the pm. <BR> <BR> MissM, that sounds like a winning plan! It would be nice if everyone lived closer. I only lived an hour from my family and they often act like I am on the other side of the world. I am glad you get to connect with her on the phone and with pictures. Kids seem to change so fast! <BR> <BR> Well, PT didn't make it out yesterday but she did call me las... Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:38:08 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 10/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59611127 Daily Quote: “Problems are just mile markers. Each one we pass means we’ve gotten better.” ~ Tony Hsieh, Delivering Happiness <BR> <BR> Daily Question: How do you handle outings, etc. that may get you off plan? <BR> <BR> I try to deal with them as they come. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:27:32 EST WHOOP! It's Wednesday! Oct. 29th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59601147 Leslie Blog Challenge: October hasn't been published and not sure it will be. 1 Mile walk of your choice in the am and in the pm. <BR> <BR> MissM, those are precious moments. I know she makes you proud. I am certain that she is just as excited to see you too. Great job on the workouts and hope you enjoyed the walk at the mall with your DH. <BR> <BR> Christy, sounds like you made the best of a beautiful day! <BR> <BR> Sandi, sounds like you have a great day planned. Enjoy the time w... Wed, 29 Oct 2014 11:23:34 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 10/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59601085 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: Do you have a plan for Halloween? Do you partake in any of the Halloween candy? <BR> <BR> I generally will allow myself to have a piece or 2 of candy, but I limit myself to 1 or 2 pieces. We have not bought candy for the last couple of years...we give away Takis instead. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 11:19:18 EST TERRIFIC TUESDAY: Oct. 28th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59591566 Leslie Blog Challenge: October hasn't been published and not sure it will be. 1 Mile walk of your choice in the am and in the pm. <BR> <BR> MissM, so glad that you work up feeling better. I think you are right about the change in medication. It is going to take her a few days before her body adjusts. <BR> <BR> Christy, it is amazing what happens when you don't get your time together. I am glad she had a good time. 4H is definitely a good organization. <BR> <BR> Sandi, I agree. Mouth ... Tue, 28 Oct 2014 12:33:31 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 10/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59591405 DAILY QUOTE: “Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses.” ~ Alphonse Karr <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Have you read a book or seen a movie recently that you would recommend? <BR> <BR> I am reading Gone Girl, but haven't had much time since Mom has moved in and honestly I can't remember the last movie we saw. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 12:15:38 EST MANIC MONDAY: October 27th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59579558 Leslie Blog Challenge: October hasn't been published and not sure it will be. 1 Mile walk of your choice in the am and in the pm. <BR> <BR> Sandi, sounds like a good day to me! <BR> <BR> It was a rough "Mom" morning, but we'll get better. I think she is having difficulty right now because of the change in her pain meds. Her body needs time to adjust. Hopefully PT will call me and get set up soon. I know that will help a great deal. I did some shopping yesterday, but we forgot a few thing... Mon, 27 Oct 2014 10:36:51 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 10/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59579526 10/27/2014 10:31:34 AM report this post | ground rules <BR> DAILY QUOTE: “Gardens are not made by sitting in the shade.” ~ English Proverb <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Name one staple that you keep in your refrigerator year round. <BR> <BR> Apples. We try to keep tomatoes in there too, but when they start getting too expensive or don't look good, we go without. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 10:34:45 EST TOO BLESSED TO BE STRESSED SUNDAY: Oct. 26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59571037 Leslie Blog Challenge: October hasn't been published and not sure it will be. 1 Mile walk of your choice in the am and in the pm. <BR> <BR> MissM, it is good that you have that kind of relationship with your renter. It pays to build a relationship with them. Sounds like another busy day for you. I have been using a mouthguard that I got off of Amazon and it seems to help. I know the ones from the dentist are expensive. You may try to look on Amazon or even at the stores (Target, Walmar... Sun, 26 Oct 2014 13:09:27 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 10/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59571009 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: How do you get your water in everyday? Do you mix things in? Drink Infused water? <BR> <BR> I just drink water. My body craves it. Every now and again if I want something different, I will drink unsweet tea. Sun, 26 Oct 2014 13:01:24 EST STEP TO IT SATURDAY, Oct. 25th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59561910 Leslie Blog Challenge: October hasn't been published and not sure it will be. 1 Mile walk of your choice in the am and in the pm. <BR> <BR> Sandi, is it just me or have you noticed with your tracker that when you get down to about 35% battery that it quits picking up your workouts? Mine would not sync for 2 days so I had DH change out the battery and it synced right up. <BR> <BR> MissM, being a teeth grinder is hard on the teeth. I am glad you got a good report from the dentist and hopin... Sat, 25 Oct 2014 12:13:21 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 10/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59561773 DAILY QUOTE: “When you walk with purpose, you collide with destiny.” ~ Bertice Berry <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: What is your first morning beverage? <BR> <BR> I normally have my morning coffee before I have my water. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 11:58:38 EST FANTASTIC FRIDAY: October 24th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59552092 Leslie Blog Challenge: October hasn't been published and not sure it will be. 1 Mile walk of your choice in the am and in the pm. <BR> <BR> MissM, I hope you were able to get everything accomplished without having to wait for too long. So glad that you found an alternative besides just giving up when the machines were taken. <BR> <BR> Jen, those are days when I feel like I need to schedule everything in order to not forget something! <BR> <BR> Sandi, I hope you enjoy the shopping trip! ... Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:48:19 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 10/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59552050 DAILY QUOTE: "Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results.” ~ Willie Nelson <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Do you have a favorite day of the week? <BR> <BR> I think it would have to be Thursday to be honest. My PointsPlus start over and I have the weekend to look forward to. <BR> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:43:50 EST THRILLING THURSDAY: October 23RD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59543587 Leslie Blog Challenge: October hasn't been published and not sure it will be. 1 Mile walk of your choice in the am and in the pm. <BR> <BR> Christy, Some days are harder than others to get those 10,000 steps in. Do what you can and no doubt you will have a streak or your own going! <BR> <BR> MissM, thank you so much. It's a process for us right now. I hope you enjoy your BIL's visit. <BR> <BR> My apologies for not starting everything yesterday. We had a rough couple of days. We checked ... Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:15:43 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 10/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59543549 DAILY QUOTE: “You have power over your mind — not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.” ~ Marcus Aurelius, Meditations <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: What is your favorite ice cream? <BR> <BR> Mine is actually not an ice cream. My favorite thing is Lime Sherbet. <BR> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:10:28 EST TANTALIZING TUESDAY: October 21st http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59522791 Leslie Blog Challenge: October hasn't been published and not sure it will be. 1 Mile walk of your choice in the am and in the pm. <BR> <BR> MissM, so glad that DH is healing and making progress. I just pray my Mom heals quickly. <BR> <BR> Christy, I did get a bit accomplished but we aren't completely ready for my Mom yet. It seems the more we do, the more we need to get done to prepare for her. <BR> <BR> Sandi, do you like "MapMyWalk" pretty well? I have been tempted to try it, but ha... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:24:09 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 10/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59522536 DAILY QUOTE: “I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back.” ~ Maya Angelou <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Is there a form of exercise that you have never tried that you really want to? What and Why? <BR> <BR> Hot Hula. A girlfriend of mine started taking it several years ago and is now teaching it. It looks like so much fun. <BR> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:58:18 EST SIMPLE SUNDAY: October 19th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59500898 Leslie Blog Challenge: October hasn't been published and not sure it will be. 1 Mile walk of your choice in the am and in the pm. <BR> <BR> MissM, it sounds like your body needed the extra rest. Glad you listened to it! Hope you enjoyed your time with your neighbor. How's DH healing? <BR> <BR> Sandi, those steps seem to add up when you have busy days, don't they? We were cleaning and moving stuff yesterday and it all adds up. <BR> <BR> Christy, Congrats on the new Spark! I love mine.... Sun, 19 Oct 2014 11:25:04 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 10/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59500687 DAILY QUOTE: “Life doesn’t reward the naturally clever or strong but those who can learn to fight and work hard and never quit. ~ Bear Grylls <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Do you plan vacations around exercise? <BR> <BR> We have. A couple of years ago for our honeymooniversary, we went to Hot Springs so we could use their Y facilities there. :-) Sun, 19 Oct 2014 11:00:25 EST SUPER BUSY SATURDAY: Oct. 18th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59492664 Leslie Blog Challenge: October hasn't been published and not sure it will be. 1 Mile walk of your choice in the am and in the pm. <BR> <BR> Jen, Congrats on the loss! I was up this week. I think my schedule has just gotten thrown completely off with my co-worker being out, etc. Thumbnail is healing, just not nearly as quickly as I would like. <BR> <BR> It was a busy day yesterday. I couldn't get the computer to come up here and then work was busy. My co-worker comes back on Monday, I thi... Sat, 18 Oct 2014 11:07:06 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 10/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59492598 DAILY QUOTE: “Choose the positive. You have a choice. You are the master of your attitude. Choose the positive, the constructive. Optimism is a faith that leads to success.” ~ Bruce Lee <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: What is your favorite thing about your favorite exercise? <BR> <BR> Even though it is walking, I can change it up. I can pick a different DVD, I can walk outside or on the treadmill. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 11:02:05 EST WOOHOO WEDNESDAY: October 15th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59462319 Leslie Blog Challenge: October hasn't been published and not sure it will be. 1 Mile walk of your choice in the am and in the pm. <BR> <BR> Sandi, I hope you enjoyed your weekend away. <BR> <BR> Jen, how was weigh in? I hope it went better than expected! <BR> <BR> The frustrating thing is that I ripped my thumbnail off on my right hand (below the quick) and it started bleeding. Overall, I think we had fun. I am sorry for not starting the threads the last couple of days. My computer at hom... Wed, 15 Oct 2014 08:02:49 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 10/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59462290 DAILY QUOTE: “The only thing we can control is what we do in the present. The more we replay yesterday, the further we get from today’s opportunities. And the further away we move from opportunities, the tougher the road is to get back. Opportunities never look as good coming as they do going, and they wait for no one. We need to be highly attentive to spot them. And we must be focused on our present capabilities, not past regrets.” ~ John C. Maxwell, Leadership Gold <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTIO... Wed, 15 Oct 2014 07:59:21 EST Newbie again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6442x59444716 I need exercise,love WATP,also need accountability. I am hoping this is some thing that works for me.I am 64y/o,married 30 yrs,two grown children and 6 great grand children.I seem to have a problem with eating ,counting calories and exercising together. For some reason I concentrate on one and not the other. Now I need to put them together. <em>213</em> Mon, 13 Oct 2014 12:44:26 EST TOO BLESSED TO BE STRESSED SUNDAY: Oct. 12th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59433665 Leslie Blog Challenge: October hasn't been published and not sure it will be. 1 Mile walk of your choice in the am and in the pm. <BR> <BR> Lynn, y'all enjoy your time away! We would love to hear from you, but understand if we can't until you get back! <BR> <BR> Heading out this morning to go bowling. Positives, it is less expensive and it's exercise. I expect to be sore all over tomorrow. Better get moving! Sun, 12 Oct 2014 10:54:45 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 10/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59433622 DAILY QUOTE: “The grass is always greener where you water it.” ~ Unknown <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Does your name have a special meaning or were you named after someone special? <BR> <BR> My first name does not, but my middle name is a family name. Sun, 12 Oct 2014 10:50:59 EST SUPER DUPER SATURDAY: Oct. 11th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59425077 Leslie Blog Challenge: October hasn't been published and not sure it will be. 1 Mile walk of your choice in the am and in the pm. <BR> <BR> I hope everyone is well. It was good having Mom/Daughter time last night. We were going to meet up and go bowling, but I just couldn't see spending that much money when we can go early in the day on Sunday and only pay $1.50 per game. We will have fun family time then. We had separate family time last night. Off to start the day. Sat, 11 Oct 2014 10:43:41 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 10/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59425055 DAILY QUOTE: “You have power over your mind — not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.” ~ Marcus Aurelius, Meditations <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Are you making progress with your October goals? <BR> <BR> Yes. I am excited about how I am doing and to keep moving forward. Sat, 11 Oct 2014 10:41:06 EST FABULOUS FRIDAY: Oct. 10th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59416910 Leslie Blog Challenge: October hasn't been published and not sure it will be. 1 Mile walk of your choice in the am and in the pm. <BR> <BR> Sandi, I do hope you enjoy your weekend away! Sometimes it is nice to take a break from the computer, etc. <BR> <BR> Hope everyone else is well! <BR> <BR> Taking some Mom/Daughter time tonight...it should be fun. DD12 is annoyed because I won't tell her what we are doing and I told her I wouldn't tell her even if she guessed. It's making her crazy. I ... Fri, 10 Oct 2014 10:44:53 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 10/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59416862 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: What’s your favorite cartoon character and why? <BR> <BR> I love the classics (Roadrunner & Coyote, Tom & Jerry), but I think that Scooby will always be my favorite. I watched him, my DS23 watched him with me too. <BR> Fri, 10 Oct 2014 10:41:38 EST THRILLING THURSDAY: October 9th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59407136 Leslie Blog Challenge: October hasn't been published and not sure it will be. 1 Mile walk of your choice in the am and in the pm. <BR> <BR> Sandi, it sounds like a fun way to spend the day! <BR> <BR> Lynn, remember to make some time to relax. :-) <BR> <BR> I better get busy at work. It's been one of those mornings! Thu, 9 Oct 2014 11:03:34 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 10/09 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59407119 DAILY QUOTE: “Your mind will be like its habitual thoughts; for the soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts. Soak it then in such trains of thoughts as, for example: Where life is possible at all, a right life is possible.” ~ Marcus Aurelius, Meditations <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Do you have seasonal allergies? How do you battle them? <BR> <BR> I do have them and I take Zyrtec everyday and when they are really bad, I add at least a 1000 mg of Vitamin C with Rose Hips. It seems to... Thu, 9 Oct 2014 11:01:39 EST WHOOP! It's Wednesday! Oct. 8th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59396277 Leslie Blog Challenge: October hasn't been published and not sure it will be. 1 Mile walk of your choice in the am and in the pm. <BR> <BR> Hope everyone is doing well. <BR> <BR> Sometimes the best laid plans just come back to bite us in the behind. I had planned on seeing Mom early, but I came home and DD12 had a friend over because she got stuck at school again. Her mom came and picked her up but not until after 6. Then I had to cook dinner and make banana bread to put in the crockpot for... Wed, 8 Oct 2014 10:05:13 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 10/08 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59396071 DAILY QUOTE: “Never accept or be too comfortable with the status quo, because the companies that get into trouble are historically the ones that aren’t able to adapt to change and respond quickly enough.” ~ Tony Hsieh, Delivering Happiness <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Is there any skill that you used to know and would like to re-learn (or wish you still knew) or a new skill that you would like to know? <BR> <BR> Yes, I wish I could still sign fluently like I could when I was younger. It is o... Wed, 8 Oct 2014 09:49:26 EST TERRIFIC TUESDAY: Oct. 7th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59386453 Leslie Blog Challenge: October hasn't been published and not sure it will be. 1 Mile walk of your choice in the am and in the pm. <BR> <BR> MissM, I must say I do love that picture of your granddaughter! How can you not smile when you look at her pretty little smiling face? I do hope you enjoy your visit with your cousin. <BR> <BR> Sandi, it's a slow process, but she's trying. <BR> <BR> They accidentally ran over her foot the other day and ripped her toenail off her baby toe on her left ... Tue, 7 Oct 2014 10:33:38 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 10/07 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59386275 DAILY QUOTE: “The straight line cannot proceed through the torturous twists of life.” ~ Giambattista Vico <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: If you had one day to live over again, what day would that be? <BR> <BR> I think it would be my wedding day. I feel like I didn't get to spend time with everyone because I was so torn by all the things that we needed to do. <BR> Tue, 7 Oct 2014 10:21:54 EST MAKIN' IT MONDAY: Oct. 6th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59374672 Leslie Blog Challenge: October hasn't been published and not sure it will be. 1 Mile walk of your choice in the am and in the pm. <BR> <BR> Lynn: my mom fell the week of the 22nd and ultimately broke her back. She had one compression fracture that they found on the CT scan and sent her home saying she had bumps and bruises and that was all. She went back to the ER and a different doctor told her that he thought she had a broken vertebrae, but still sent her home with a higher dose of pain... Mon, 6 Oct 2014 10:22:21 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 10/06 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59374575 DAILY QUOTE: “You cannot buy or win happiness. You must choose it.” ~ John C. Maxwell, Today Matters <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: If you had to be allergic to something, what would it be? <BR> <BR> I would prefer not to be allergic to anything, but if I had to be allergic to something, I think I'd prefer for it to be something I don't like. Cantaloupe or something like that. <BR> <BR> <BR> Sorry for not starting a thread yesterday, we had a fur baby hurt himself and we had to find a vet. Mon, 6 Oct 2014 10:15:43 EST STEP IT UP SATURDAY, Oct. 4th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59354545 Leslie Blog Challenge: October hasn't been published and not sure it will be. 1 Mile walk of your choice in the am and in the pm. <BR> <BR> Lynn, thank you. It was busy, but I did manage to get in my 10,000 steps AND figured out that I can cycle and continue to work at the same time. I hope your meeting went well. The food fair sounds interesting. I hope it was informative as well. <BR> <BR> Sandi, I am sorry that you didn't get a day around the mountains. The arts/crafts show sounds l... Sat, 4 Oct 2014 10:14:41 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 10/04 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59354471 DAILY QUOTE: “The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.” ~ Alan Watts <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: If I gave you $10,000 what would you spend it on? <BR> <BR> As boring as it is, I think I would pay off some debt, and save some for future use! Sat, 4 Oct 2014 10:05:31 EST FRIENDLY FRIDAY, Oct. 3rd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59344895 Leslie Blog Challenge: October hasn't been published and not sure it will be. 1 Mile walk of your choice in the am and in the pm. <BR> <BR> Lynn, I'm still working on it, but I'll let you know! :-) <BR> <BR> Sandi, I am so glad that the guy at the computer shop can get you fixed up so quickly! <BR> <BR> Sorry for the really late start, but Chrome would not load at home. It just keep getting stuck on high center so I gave up. Gonna be a busy day, but hopefully we can get much accomplished ... Fri, 3 Oct 2014 10:36:32 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 10/03 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59344845 DAILY QUOTE: “A man’s mind may be likened to a garden, which may be intelligently cultivated or allowed to run wild; but whether cultivated or neglected, it must, and will, bring forth. If no useful seeds are put into it, then an abundance of useless weed-seeds will fall therein, and will continue to produce their kind.” ~ James Allen, As a Man Thinketh <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Have you set new goals for the month of October or are you continuing with the goals for September? <BR> <BR> I... Fri, 3 Oct 2014 10:33:00 EST THOUGHTFUL THURSDAY: October 2nd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59334041 Leslie Blog Challenge: October hasn't been published and not sure it will be. 1 Mile walk of your choice in the am and in the pm. <BR> <BR> I hope everyone is well. One of these days I am going to adjust to the business of this time of year. I just hope it is soon! :-) <BR> <BR> Okay, I'll be honest, my sweet tooth is sort of getting out of control. I am trying to figure out how to curb it without going crazy. Yesterday I had 2 organic animal crackers instead of something higher in Points... Thu, 2 Oct 2014 10:17:12 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 10/02 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59334011 DAILY QUOTE: “Happiness, it turns out, is a skill—one that you can train, just like you train your body in the gym. This is the next big public health revolution. Get on board.” ~ Dan Harris, The Minimalists <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: If you could watch your favorite TV show right now, what would it be? <BR> <BR> I think it would have to be my latest addiction on Netflix, Call the Midwife. I am re-watching the first 2 seasons. Thu, 2 Oct 2014 10:14:26 EST ok http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5878x6442x59322860 how do i work this template? <BR> Wed, 1 Oct 2014 10:46:33 EST WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY, October 1st http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59322626 Leslie Blog Challenge: October hasn't been published and not sure it will be. 1 Mile walk of your choice in the am and in the pm. <BR> <BR> Sandi, back pain is definitely tough. I am glad you got things taken care of so you could go back to the cabin. <BR> <BR> Lynn, Welcome back! I know you enjoyed your visit and, at least, you can stay connected to a degree with the internet. <BR> <BR> MissM, thank you for praying for my family. October is generally a fun month for us too. We have my ... Wed, 1 Oct 2014 10:26:22 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 10/01 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59322262 DAILY QUOTE: “A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.” ~ Roald Dahl <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: If you could wish one thing to come true this year, what would it be? <BR> <BR> Snow on Christmas would be amazing, but having my mom out of rehab and for her not to have anymore accidents wou... Wed, 1 Oct 2014 09:59:08 EST 1-4 miles a day, Challenge for Oct http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5878x6442x59317306 1-4 miles a day. You sent your own goals. Lets go on this walking challenge together. <BR> Encourage each other to get healthy. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 22:05:08 EST October Walk Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5878x6442x59316890 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> <BR> Oct 1: <BR> Oct 2: <BR> Oct 3: <BR> Oct 4: <BR> O... Tue, 30 Sep 2014 21:20:29 EST TAKING CARE TUESDAY, Sept. 30th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59310962 Leslie Blog Challenge: September hasn't been published and not sure it will be. 1 Mile walk of your choice. <BR> <BR> Thank you, ladies, for your thoughts and prayers. It has been a trying few days. Mom wound up having back surgery (sort of like angioplasty, but they put balloons into the spine). Apparently she had 2 compression fractures and, according to her neurosurgeon there was no vertabrae left in the older compression fracture. No wonder she was in so much pain. Counseling has b... Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:01:52 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 09/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59310894 DAILY 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> DAILY QUESTION: If you could talk to anyone in the world (alive or dead), who would it be? <BR> <BR> I think, honestly, it would be my Nanny. I miss her even now and sometimes I just want to hear her voice and listen to her. <BR> <BR> My apologies again for being awa... Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:56:21 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 09/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59260302 DAILY QUOTE: “The body does not want you to do this. As you run, it tells you to stop but the mind must be strong. You always go too far for your body. You must handle the pain with strategy… It is not age; it is not diet. It is the will to succeed.” ~ Jacqueline Gareau, 1980 Boston Marathon Champ <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Brag about some of your daily, healthy habits. <BR> <BR> I drink a lot of water and tend to reach for that or unsweet tea to drink. <BR> <BR> All, the craziness conti... Thu, 25 Sep 2014 10:42:19 EST Tuesday, Sept. 23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59238712 Leslie Blog Challenge: September hasn't been published and not sure it will be. 1 Mile walk of your choice. <BR> <BR> I am sorry that I wasn't able to start the thread on Sunday and then again yesterday. I got word that my Mom fell and her nurse thought she had a concussion. As you can imagine, we made a mad dash north when I got word. We got her taken care of (yes, hospital was included). Yesterday I got a message from my daughter's email...which escalated far beyond what she expected. So w... Tue, 23 Sep 2014 11:12:19 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 09/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59238670 DAILY QUOTE: “Understand the value of time. Life ends up being really short, no matter how long you live. You can recover money, you can rebuild houses, you can re-buy glassware&#8202;—&#8202;but you can’t get back time.” ~ Nick Crocker, Medium <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: What is your favorite indulgence? <BR> <BR> Dessert...I have learned to not overdo it so much with dessert so I can have a small amount and move on. <BR> <BR> I am sorry that I wasn't able to start the thread on Sunday a... Tue, 23 Sep 2014 11:09:33 EST FRENZIED FRIDAY: Sept. 19th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59195159 Leslie Blog Challenge: September hasn't been published and not sure it will be. 1 Mile walk of your choice. <BR> <BR> MissM, I am certain that she appreciates your friendship very much. It is not every friend that would do that. I have been blessed in my life to have dear friends that would do things like that for me or that I would do that for. It is a blessing to have that sort of friend and be that sort of friend. <BR> <BR> It is going to be a busy day today and tomorrow. I will most... Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:18:06 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 09/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59195096 DAILY QUOTE: “Strength doesn’t come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn’t.” ~ Oprah Winfrey <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Are you sunrise, daylight, twilight, or night? Please share why you picked your time of day? <BR> <BR> I think sunrise or twilight. It's just such a beautiful sight to watch. Although there are beautiful things about daylight (you can see the flowers in bloom, etc.) and night time (when you can see all the stars shining). T... Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:13:29 EST THIRSTY THURSDAY: Sept. 18th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59186268 Leslie Blog Challenge: September hasn't been published and not sure it will be. 1 Mile walk of your choice. <BR> <BR> MissM, definitely sounds like a busy day for you! I know your friends are thankful that you take the time to help them out. <BR> <BR> Sorry for the late start again. Internet troubles at home. Net Nanny is determined not to let me online and then things were busy here. Hope everyone is well. Back to work. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:08:48 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 09/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59186239 DAILY QUOTE: “You have power over your mind — not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.” ~ Marcus Aurelius, Meditations <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Oatmeal – hot or cold? <BR> <BR> Hot. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:05:45 EST WOW WEDNESDAY, September 17th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59175721 Leslie Blog Challenge: September hasn't been published and not sure it will be. 1 Mile walk of your choice. <BR> <BR> MissM, Sounds like you are back to your normal moving and grooving self! <BR> <BR> Sandi, things have been super crazy at work, but I'm trying to hang in there. <BR> <BR> <BR> Sorry for the late start, but the computer was acting stupid and then I got to work and it got crazy...not as crazy as yesterday, but crazy. I better get back to it. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 11:41:34 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 09/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59175688 DAILY QUOTE: “Look at what you’ve got and make the best of it. It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.” ~ Proverb <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: If you could meet one actor/actress to learn about them, dead or alive, who would it be? <BR> <BR> I go back and forth on this one. I think it would either have to be Shirley Temple Black or Audrey Hepburn. <BR> Wed, 17 Sep 2014 11:37:40 EST MANIAC MONDAY: Sept. 15th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59151665 Leslie Blog Challenge: September hasn't been published and not sure it will be. 1 Mile walk of your choice. <BR> <BR> MissM, So glad your DH could get it fixed for you! I hate when the storms are so big and loud that they wake you up. <BR> <BR> Sandi, I am glad you managed to get a nap in, etc. <BR> <BR> Gonna be a busy week, but I'm definitely trying to stay positive. Off to finish getting ready for work. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 11:15:33 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 09/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59151376 DAILY QUOTE:“Beginners are many; finishers are few.” ~ Stephen M. R. Covey, The Speed of Trust <BR> <BR> DAILY 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> My husband, of course. I love just sitting and looking at the beautiful stuff with him. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 10:48:28 EST SIMPLE SUNDAY: September 14th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59140839 Leslie Blog Challenge: September hasn't been published and not sure it will be. 1 Mile walk of your choice. <BR> <BR> MissM, I am glad that you are feeling a little better each day. I hope that you are able to go back to your schedule come tomorrow. Did you manage to get everything done? <BR> <BR> Sandi, I wish I wasn't right about people. It makes me sad that some people don't want to work for what they have and take from others. I can also relate to the not feeling good. My sinuses a... Sun, 14 Sep 2014 11:26:08 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 09/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59140791 DAILY 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> DAILY QUESTION: Are you allergic to any fruits? <BR> <BR> Not that I am aware of. There are still so many I have not tried. <BR> Sun, 14 Sep 2014 11:21:40 EST Grocery List/Meal Plan from WATP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59137959 Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> A while back I saved a document form WATP, I believe it was when it was still a paid membership but I can't recall exactly. It was a Grocery List/Meal Plan. I had it saved on my laptop but unfortunately my laptop crashed and there it went. Does anyone know where I can find it or does anyone have it that can pass it on to me. I hope someone knows what I am talking about lol. <BR> <BR> Thanks so much, <BR> Rosie Sun, 14 Sep 2014 02:32:44 EST STEP TO IT SATURDAY, Sept. 13th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59131031 Leslie Blog Challenge: September hasn't been published and not sure it will be. 1 Mile walk of your choice. <BR> <BR> MissM, so glad that you are feeling better! Please take care of yourself. <BR> <BR> Tema, Great job on getting 3 miles in! My go to always seems to be a 2 mile walk. <BR> <BR> Sandi, that's crazy! I do hope that it doesn't happen again! There are some people who just don't care that they are taking someone else's income. At least they were able to get you taken care of... Sat, 13 Sep 2014 10:04:07 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 09/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59130961 DAILY QUOTE: “Choose the positive. You have a choice. You are the master of your attitude. Choose the positive, the constructive. Optimism is a faith that leads to success.” ~ Bruce Lee <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Would you rather be three inches taller or three inches shorter? <BR> <BR> Taller, definitely taller. Not that it would make me tall by any definition, but at least then I might break 5'. LOL Sat, 13 Sep 2014 09:57:14 EST FABULOUS FRIDAY: Sept. 12th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59119619 Leslie Blog Challenge: September hasn't been published and not sure it will be. 1 Mile walk of your choice. <BR> <BR> Sandi, I hope you were able to figure out what happened with your SS deposit. That sounds like a potential bad situation. I think I have decided that I'm going to start baking again. I found some recipes on Pinterest for "baking" in the crockpot. Overnight biscuits and the like...which would be nice from time to time. <BR> <BR> IMREITE, Great job on staying with your go... Fri, 12 Sep 2014 07:58:41 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 09/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59119553 DAILY QUOTE: “To achieve goals you’ve never achieved before, you need to start doing things you’ve never done before.” ~ Stephen Covey, The 8th Habit <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Are you allergic to any vegetables? <BR> <BR> If cilantro considered a vegetable, then yes, I am allergic. I am not allergic to any others that I am aware of. <BR> Fri, 12 Sep 2014 07:49:23 EST THANKFUL THURSDAY: September 11th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59111463 Leslie Blog Challenge: September hasn't been published and not sure it will be. 1 Mile walk of your choice. <BR> <BR> Sandi, honestly, my DH LOVES carrot cake and that's what he asked for as his birthday cake. I did not want to deny him. I think it just made it worse because I popped my back out of place...or maybe a rib, I'm not sure, but I headed to the chiropractor yesterday and that seems to have helped matters. I still have a knot in my upper back, but I'm sure it will ease soon. H... Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:20:29 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 09/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59111263 DAILY QUOTE: “If you imagine less, less will be what you undoubtedly deserve. Do what you love, and don’t stop until you get what you love. Work as hard as you can, imagine immensities, don’t compromise, and don’t waste time. Start now. Not 20 years from now, not two weeks from now. Now.” ~ Debbie Millman <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: When you drink your water do you like it plain or with a slice of fruit? <BR> <BR> I drink it plain at home, but it is nice to have it with a slice of fruit or ... Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:12:19 EST WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY, September 10th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59100888 Leslie Blog Challenge: September hasn't been published and not sure it will be. 1 Mile walk of your choice. <BR> <BR> MissM, I am glad you were able to get rested. Sounds like you had much going on Monday! <BR> <BR> Sandi, at least you got a walk in and got some stuff done! <BR> <BR> Darlene, definitely listen to the doctor. I do hope you get your questions answered quickly! <BR> <BR> Yesterday started out a frustrating day, but it ended (with me in lots of pain) with carrot cake for ... Wed, 10 Sep 2014 10:20:12 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 09/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59100840 DAILY QUOTE:“You cannot buy or win happiness. You must choose it.” ~ John C. Maxwell, Today Matters <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Would you rather be deaf or blind? <BR> <BR> If I had to choose one or the other, I think it would have to be deaf. I have been around deaf people and used to know sign language and think that it would be easier for that to come back to me or re-learn than to try to learn something completely new. <BR> <BR> My sincerest apologies for not starting the thread yeste... Wed, 10 Sep 2014 10:15:37 EST MANIC MONDAY: September 8th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59078218 Leslie Blog Challenge: September hasn't been published and not sure it will be. 1 Mile walk of your choice. <BR> <BR> MissM, I have a hard time watching things like that as well. So much hurt and pain. I do hope you were able to get some rest last night though. <BR> <BR> I will be glad for the cooler weather. I will start wanting to prepare casseroles, etc. and won't mind turning on the oven so much. We have a favorite in the fall/winter for a chicken pot pie that everyone loves. Off to ... Mon, 8 Sep 2014 08:14:00 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 09/08 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59078182 DAILY QUOTE: “I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back.” ~ Maya Angelou <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Would you rather be hairy all over or completely bald? <BR> <BR> I think I'd rather be hairy all over...at least there is waxing and/or laser hair removal. Mon, 8 Sep 2014 08:11:30 EST SIMPLY BLESSED SUNDAY: August 7th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59069476 Leslie Blog Challenge: September hasn't been published and not sure it will be. 1 Mile walk of your choice. <BR> <BR> Sandi, we are feeling that way! Hopefully we can find alternatives to feed him so he isn't starving all the time. His meal the other night would have made me sick. He had 3 tacos from the taqueria and 3 sections of quesadilla (loaded with all sorts of cheesy goodness) and a little bit of the salad. Glad you got your walk in before the thunder! Hope the football game went... Sun, 7 Sep 2014 11:03:33 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 09/07 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59069390 DAILY QUOTE: “The only thing you really control in life is your preparation. You may be up against more devious, more intelligent, or more excitable people, but you can’t control their conduct, steal their skills, or tranquilize their emotions. You can’t control external events. But if you prepare yourself and your team fully, you know that you will have done all you can do to achieve an optimal result.” ~ Ronald Shapiro, Dare to Prepare <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Would you rather be invisib... Sun, 7 Sep 2014 10:58:35 EST SUPER SILLY SATURDAY: September 6th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59061048 Leslie Blog Challenge: September hasn't been published and not sure it will be. 1 Mile walk of your choice. <BR> <BR> Sorry for the late start. Everyone was in debate about whether the girls should go with the boys for eye exams. Ultimately it was decided we needed to go...so I had to run and didn't get a chance to start everything. <BR> <BR> MissM, that is a definite improvement. Not that you minded accompanying him, I'm sure, but it makes it a little easier to plan your days when he ha... Sat, 6 Sep 2014 12:34:23 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 09/06 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59060937 DAILY QUOTE: “There is a hidden blessing in the most traumatic things we go through in our lives. My brain always goes to, ‘Where is the hidden blessing? What is my gift?'” ~ Sara Blakely <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Would you rather have a beach holiday or a mountain holiday? <BR> <BR> I like both. <BR> Sat, 6 Sep 2014 12:18:12 EST FEELING FINE FRIDAY: September 5th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59049160 Leslie Blog Challenge: September hasn't been published and not sure it will be. 1 Mile walk of your choice. <BR> <BR> MissM, what did you get good this week? I always love hearing what you got because it inspires me when I go! DH getting better? Pain easing up? <BR> <BR> Sandi, I am glad I finally got one. I'm still trying to find the right fit consistently so that it isn't too lose or too tight. That's going to be a trick for me. My thighs seem to be bigger than most knee braces so ... Fri, 5 Sep 2014 08:09:16 EST