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 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 – 12/19 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 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 QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 09/05 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59049112 DAILY QUOTE: “When you make a small change, your ‘normal’ adjusts. Imagine that you’re used to a whole set of conditions — if you deviate from those conditions very much, you will be uncomfortable. Going to live in a foreign country where you don’t speak the language, don’t know anyone, aren’t used to the food, don’t understand the customs, don’t have the same kind of home you’re used to … this can be very difficult. But if you make one tiny change, it’s not very uncomfortable. And after a mo... Fri, 5 Sep 2014 08:05:01 EST THANKFUL THURSDAY: September 4th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59040577 Leslie Blog Challenge: September hasn't been published and not sure it will be. 1 Mile walk of your choice. <BR> <BR> MissM, glad you found something to occupy your time while you had no AC! Sounds like you made the best of a not so great situation! <BR> <BR> Sandi, I was difficulty finding a knee brace on top of the pain. Glad you found time to get a walk in. <BR> <BR> Sorry for the extremely late start, but we were having computer difficulties this morning. I tried rebooting and it st... Thu, 4 Sep 2014 11:02:58 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 09/04 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59040533 DAILY QUOTE: “We cannot become what we want to be by remaining what we are.” – Max DePree <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Would you rather listen to music or watch TV? <BR> <BR> That's difficult for me. I may have the tv on, but it doesn't mean I'm always watching it. Oftentimes I do it for the noise. When I'm working out, it is definitely music. <BR> <BR> Sorry for the late start. Technical difficulties. Thu, 4 Sep 2014 10:59:13 EST WOW WEDNESDAY, September 3rd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59029580 Leslie Blog Challenge: September hasn't been published and not sure it will be. 1 Mile walk of your choice. <BR> <BR> Sandi, glad you got a short walk in! Company is always nice for a change of pace! :-) <BR> <BR> The doctor was able to get me in today so hopefully I will figure out what the situation is with my knee. I know that a doctor several years ago (about 10, I think) said he saw arthritis when I had it checked out to make sure I hadn't done any damage when I fell. I had not thankf... Wed, 3 Sep 2014 10:20:49 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 09/03 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59029560 DAILY QUOTE: So, what if, instead of thinking about solving your whole life, you just think about adding additional good things. One at a time. Just let your pile of good things grow. - unknown <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Would you rather eat broccoli or carrots? <BR> <BR> Depends on my mood. I like broccoli a lot, cooked is my preference. With carrots, I don't like them cooked with the brown sugar, etc. I like them raw or cooked into something. Wed, 3 Sep 2014 10:18:54 EST TANTALIZING TUESDAY: September 2nd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59017701 Leslie Blog Challenge: September hasn't been published and not sure it will be. 1 Mile walk of your choice. <BR> <BR> MissM, it sounds like you had some "you" time and some family time! I hope you enjoyed it! <BR> <BR> Sandi, that is amazing news! I know it is hard when our fur-babies get sick. They can't tell you what's wrong or if it hurts, you only really know if you know their personality. I can tell my Daisy is having issues and is in pain. It definitely makes me smile when she do... Tue, 2 Sep 2014 08:07:37 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 09/02 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x59017667 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: Would you rather visit the doctor or the dentist? <BR> <BR> Probably the doctor, I usually know what's coming. After my last visits to the ... Tue, 2 Sep 2014 08:03:29 EST September Walk Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5878x6442x58998853 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> Sept 1: <BR> Sept 2: <BR> Sept 3: <BR> Sept 4: <BR> S... Sun, 31 Aug 2014 11:16:05 EST 1-4 Miles a day, challenge for Sept. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5878x6442x58998039 Anyone want to join me for a 1-4 miles, a day challenge for Sept. You set your own goals. See how many miles we can get in the month of Sept. rain or shine it is always a good time to walk with Leslie's tapes. Lets go on this journey together. Sun, 31 Aug 2014 09:52:24 EST 1-4 MILES A DAY, CHALLENGE FOR SEPT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5878x6442x58998000 Anyone want to join me in a 1-4 miles a day challenge. You sent your own goals. See how miles we can get in Sept. Rain or shine Leslie's tapes are ready to get us walking. Lets go on this journey together!!!!! Sun, 31 Aug 2014 09:46:53 EST FANTASTIC FRIDAY: August 29th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58982991 Leslie Blog Challenge: August hasn't been published and not sure it will be. 3 Mile walk of your choice. <BR> <BR> I did notice that she has a new DVD out. Has anyone tried it? <BR> <BR> <link>www.walkathome.com/sansone/mix-match<BR>-walk-blasters-now-in-stores/ </link> <BR> <BR> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:49:28 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 08/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58982960 DAILY QUOTE: “While positive thinking doesn’t always work, negative thinking, unfortunately, almost always does.” ~ Gary Mack, Mind Gym <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: If you were given $10,000 and told you could donate it to a single charity of your choosing, what charity would you choose? <BR> <BR> I think if I could only donate to one, it would probably be the one that I work with each year preparing for the charity walk. I think I would prefer to split it out to help multiple charities. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:45:45 EST THOUGHTFUL THURSDAY: August 28th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58972381 Leslie Blog Challenge: August hasn't been published and not sure it will be. 3 Mile walk of your choice. <BR> <BR> Already feeling like I am running behind. I definitely think I need to get a brace for my knee, but I need to find one that works. Off to get ready for work. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:12:31 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 08/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58972319 DAILY QUOTE: “One of the most common mistakes and one of the costliest, is thinking that success is due to some genius, some magic something or other which we do not possess. Success is generally due to holding on and failure to let go. You decide to learn a language, study music, take a course in reading, train yourself physically. Will it be a success or failure? It depends upon how much pluck and perseverance that word ‘decide’ contains. The decision that nothing will overrule, the grip th... Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:08:58 EST WOW WEDNESDAY, August 27th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58962309 Leslie Blog Challenge: August hasn't been published and not sure it will be. 3 Mile walk of your choice. <BR> <BR> MissM, So glad therapy is still helping him improve. Was DH able to make it both ways walking to vote? I love that our voting location is less than a block from our house. Sounds like you got a good workout in! Great job! <BR> <BR> Sandi, Yay that DH is making an effort to walk with you even if it makes your walk slower. Every little bit helps, right? <BR> <BR> Sorry f... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:44:44 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 08/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58962256 DAILY QUOTE: “Thoughts of doubt and fear never accomplished anything, and never can. They always lead to failure. Purpose, energy, power to do, and all strong thoughts cease when doubt and fear creep in.” ~ James Allen, As a Man Thinketh <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Do you prefer cow’s milk or a different kind of milk? <BR> <BR> To drink, which is still sort of difficult for me unless I am in the mood, cow's milk. I was drinking almond or coconut for awhile. <BR> <BR> Sorry for the late po... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:40:49 EST TEMPTATION TUESDAY: August 26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58951737 Leslie Blog Challenge: August hasn't been published and not sure it will be. 3 Mile walk of your choice. <BR> <BR> MissM, thanks for understanding. I think I just needed to take some time to myself. Sounds like you had a busy day! Is DH still getting some help from the therapy? I know you said y'all are having to drive a little to get there. <BR> <BR> Sandi, Yay! You got your walk in. I hope you got it in early enough that it wasn't too hot! <BR> <BR> IMREITE, Great job on your wo... Tue, 26 Aug 2014 08:10:23 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day - 08/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58951681 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: Are you left handed, right handed or ambidextrous? <BR> <BR> Right handed. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 08:04:23 EST MAKING MUSCLES MONDAY: August 25th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58941382 Leslie Blog Challenge: August hasn't been published and not sure it will be. 3 Mile walk of your choice. <BR> <BR> I hope everyone had a great weekend! <BR> <BR> Sorry for disappearing this weekend. DH and I were not feeling good and we wound up having a pretty "social media" free existence. We did head north yesterday, but we didn't spend too long there because neither of us were feeling well. Hoping that it doesn't carry on through this week. I need to get our grocery shopping done and ge... Mon, 25 Aug 2014 08:14:56 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day - 08/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58941354 DAILY QUOTE: “Our mind is the foundation of all our actions, whether they are actions of body, speech, or mind, i.e., thinking. Whatever we think, say, or do arises from our mind. What our consciousness consumes becomes the substance of our life, so we have to be very careful which nutriments we ingest.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh, Savor <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Have you ever needed a passport to travel? <BR> <BR> I can honestly say yes, but the kids and I wound up not going because we couldn't aff... Mon, 25 Aug 2014 08:12:32 EST FINALLY FRIDAY: AUGUST 22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58914651 Leslie Blog Challenge: August hasn't been published and not sure it will be. 3 Mile walk of your choice. <BR> <BR> Sandi, I know what you mean. On a positive note, at least you got a walk in! <BR> <BR> MissM, that is awesome that you are helping someone else with their journey as well. Sometimes it helps someone stay motivated when you are working out with someone else. <BR> <BR> Lynn, I hope you have an awesome time! <BR> <BR> Yesterday was a most frustrating day with the daughter ... Fri, 22 Aug 2014 09:45:49 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 08/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58914591 DAILY QUOTE: We cannot become what we want to be by remaining what we are. - Max DePree <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Do you have one method that you use to split out your PointsPlus or your Calories each day? Do you only allot a specific number for each meal or snack? <BR> <BR> No, I know I should do that, but I generally don't. I try to focus on getting in my Good Health Guidelines. <BR> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 09:42:09 EST THIRSTY THURSDAY: August 21st http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58906203 Leslie Blog Challenge: August hasn't been published and not sure it will be. 3 Mile walk of your choice. <BR> <BR> Lynn, I hope that you have safe travels and that you truly enjoy this time with your family. <BR> <BR> Sandi, hopefully you were able to get an earlier start. It's hard on a body when things change weather wise. I know my joints ache or other things when the humidity starts getting bad. <BR> <BR> Things have been a little crazy here this morning. DD is getting into all sorts... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:33:14 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 08/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58906172 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: Name one thing that you don't leave the house without. <BR> <BR> My cell phone. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:29:59 EST WOOHOO WEDNESDAY: August 20th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58895643 Leslie Blog Challenge: August hasn't been published and not sure it will be. 3 Mile walk of your choice. <BR> <BR> MissM, at least you were able to get your walk on the beach in. That's something at least. I hope they got you all fixed up with your car. <BR> <BR> Sandi, my mom said she did a little, but I remember my Nanny doing it all the time. It was always a fun and special treat when we'd go down to where she kept her canning to pick out something good for Sunday dinner. Besides, i... Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:06:32 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 08/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58895576 DAILY QUOTE: “What got us to where we are today is not going to get us to where we need to go tomorrow.” ~ Blake Mycoskie <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: I know we seem to be losing so many great actors this year. One of them appearing most notably in my FB feed is Robin Williams. Do you have a favorite movie that he was in? <BR> <BR> I have so many. Mrs. Doubtfire, Popeye, The World According to Garp. I think if I had to go with one, it would be a hard choice. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:00:06 EST TEMPTATION TUESDAY: August 19th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58885812 Leslie Blog Challenge: August hasn't been published and not sure it will be. 3 Mile walk of your choice. <BR> <BR> MissM, sounds like a busy but good day! <BR> <BR> Sandi, sounds like a busy but good day for you too. I hope you got much accomplished! <BR> <BR> Lynn, Great job on pickling beets. I am hoping to get a canner soon so I can do some canning myself. I know you are super excited to see your grandbaby. <BR> <BR> I was just exhausted last night. I did prepare several meals yest... Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:16:54 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 08/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58885622 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: What is your favorite season and why? <BR> <BR> I love spring when everything starts blooming and the grass and trees turn green again. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:02:42 EST MANIC MONDAY: August 18th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58875416 Leslie Blog Challenge: August hasn't been published and not sure it will be. 3 Mile walk of your choice. <BR> <BR> Lynn, I know what you mean. I have really been trying to shoot for it of late because if I earn and "Active" Day on Everymove, I can donate to charity faster. <BR> <BR> MissM, you are so right! I just need to get myself geared up to do it. <BR> <BR> Sorry I did not start the thread yesterday, but I was in bed with a migraine. I barely ate and when I did it made me sick. St... Mon, 18 Aug 2014 10:17:07 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 08/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58875365 DAILY QUOTE: “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” &#8213; Confucius <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: How do you handle getting your calories/PointsPlus in when you aren't feeling well? <BR> <BR> I generally don't worry about it. I focus on trying to feel better. <BR> <BR> SORRY FOR NOT POSTING WAS IN BED WITH A MIGRAINE AND NAUSEA SINCE LATE SATURDAY EVENING. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 10:13:25 EST SUPER SATURDAY! August 16th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58856528 Leslie Blog Challenge: August hasn't been published and not sure it will be. 2 Mile walk of your choice. <BR> <BR> MissM, it sounds like it is helping me a great deal! You are so right with exercising in the mornings. I need to get back in that habit. <BR> <BR> Lynn, I am glad that you are finding some time to connect with us as well as DD. I know it has to be difficult being away from her when she is trying to adjust to the new addition. I remember being a new mom. <BR> <BR> Sandi, ... Sat, 16 Aug 2014 10:41:50 EST QUOTE AND ??QUESTION?? of the Day - 08/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58856483 DAILY QUOTE: “In our culture, we grow up thinking that failure is a terrible thing, that it’s a setback, or worse, the end. Often it turns out to be the beginning of something better.” ~ Katherine Schwarzenegger <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: List three adjectives that describe you. <BR> <BR> Friendly, silly and loves to laugh. Sat, 16 Aug 2014 10:38:10 EST FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: August 15TH http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58847484 Leslie Blog Challenge: August hasn't been published and not sure it will be. 2 Mile walk of your choice. <BR> <BR> MissM, sounds like a great day! How many days per week is DH heading to his therapy? <BR> <BR> Sandi, That sounds like lots of fun! <BR> <BR> Lynn, Hi! Glad you found a minute to stop by! <BR> <BR> Yes, I hit 10,000 steps yesterday, but I was so tired/had a headache, etc. that my head was spinning last night. I didn't even cook supper. I already had the meatloaf on and my ... Fri, 15 Aug 2014 10:00:30 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 08/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58846143 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: Today I...[finish this statement]. Today I feel positive about the coming week. I am going shopping and getting some meal prepping done at least for lunch! Fri, 15 Aug 2014 07:51:30 EST THIRSTY THURSDAY: August 14th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58837765 Leslie Blog Challenge: August hasn't been published and not sure it will be. 2 Mile walk of your choice. <BR> <BR> MissM, I loved my Kettlebell when I was able to take classes at the Y and at another gym I went to. I hope you enjoy it. How was yoga? Sounds like a busy day. <BR> <BR> Sandi, sometimes we just do what we can. I generally try to get active enough between the cycling and the walking so that I can hit 10,000. I want to try to increase it to 12,000 but we’ll see about that. ... Thu, 14 Aug 2014 10:14:40 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 08/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58836466 DAILY QUOTE: “You learn so much from taking chances, whether they work out or not. Either way, you can grow from the experience and become stronger and smarter.” ~ John Legend <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: What’s the last thing that made you laugh? <BR> <BR> Hmm, I have to admit that my DD and I have difficulty from time to time when we are talking. She was trying to say something and it came out funny. Perhaps not quite as funny as when I told DH that the fread was brozen, but it was funny. ... Thu, 14 Aug 2014 08:06:49 EST WOOHOO WEDNESDAY: August 13th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58826908 Leslie Blog Challenge: August hasn't been published and not sure it will be. 2 Mile walk of your choice. <BR> <BR> I hope everyone is well. <BR> <BR> So I did hit 10,000 steps between the cycle and walking. My DH was helping a friend with his car and I jumped in to help a time or two. It was kind of fun, but DH wound up hurting his wrist. I hope it eases soon. Didn't sleep well so I hope that I don't eat everything in the house. I better get moving so I can get ready to go! Happy Hump d... Wed, 13 Aug 2014 08:05:41 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 08/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58826903 DAILY QUOTE: “Our mind is the foundation of all our actions, whether they are actions of body, speech, or mind, i.e., thinking. Whatever we think, say, or do arises from our mind. What our consciousness consumes becomes the substance of our life, so we have to be very careful which nutriments we ingest.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh, Savor <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Do you make grocery lists? <BR> <BR> I definitely try to. There are some things that we just know we need that may not have gotten on th... Wed, 13 Aug 2014 08:04:16 EST TAKE CARE OF YOU TUESDAY: August 12th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58819187 Leslie Blog Challenge: August hasn't been published and not sure it will be. 2 Mile walk of your choice. <BR> <BR> MissM, you are such a good friend. I know it can make for a long day, but I know that these are times she won't forget. Sounds like those days with DH's therapy can make for a long day too, but seems like you are definitely making good use of your time! <BR> <BR> Sandi, I wish I had some place like you do where I could just convene with nature. It seems to feel like it is s... Tue, 12 Aug 2014 11:06:26 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 08/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58819117 DAILY QUOTE: "The trouble is, you think you have time." - Buddha <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Do you eat more fresh produce, frozen or canned produce? <BR> <BR> In the summer, it tends to be more fresh. In the fall and winter, it is often frozen or canned. I am hoping to learn to can soon so I can enjoy some of the great fruits and veggies all year long! <BR> <BR> Sorry for starting things so late. I got word this morning that a friend's mother passed and time just slipped away this morni... Tue, 12 Aug 2014 10:59:49 EST MAKIN' IT MONDAY: AUGUST 11th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58806724 Leslie Blog Challenge: August hasn't been published and not sure it will be. 2 Mile walk of your choice. <BR> <BR> MissM, you are such a good friend! Sounds like you had a busy, but good weekend. I hope you were able to get everything that you needed to accomplished! <BR> <BR> It was busy but good up north. Mom has groceries, etc. for the week. We did the laundry, I mopped the floors, etc. I certainly didn't want to hit a store besides a grocery store because it was Tax Free weekend in T... Mon, 11 Aug 2014 08:16:14 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 08/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58806702 DAILY QUOTE: “Success doesn’t depend on your past or current circumstances. Success depends on your willingness to do what’s required to become successful, and the day you act on that willingness is your first step toward success.” ~ Joachim de Posada, Don’t Eat the Marshmallow… Yet! <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Whether male or female, do you wear your nails short or longer? <BR> <BR> Mine grow so quickly that I generally wear them long and have since I was young (like later years in element... Mon, 11 Aug 2014 08:13:11 EST TOO BLESSED TO BE STRESSED SUNDAY: Aug. 10th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58797769 Leslie Blog Challenge: August hasn't been published and not sure it will be. 2 Mile walk of your choice. <BR> <BR> Sandi, I haven't had one in years, but I think the fact that I haven't been walking the way that I was before has caused my knees to weaken a bit. I think it may take a bit to get back up to where I was. Great job on fitting in a walk! <BR> <BR> Lynn, I hope it went well at your meeting! I think when I walked so much the other night I either tweaked/twisted it slightly or s... Sun, 10 Aug 2014 10:13:30 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 08/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58797660 DAILY QUOTE: "Do something today that your future self will thank you for." - Unknown <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Do you take a multi-vitamin. If yes, when do you take it? <BR> <BR> Yes, right after breakfast. <BR> <BR> Sorry I didn't post yesterday. I was having internet issues to the point that I finally just gave up. Sun, 10 Aug 2014 10:04:49 EST FIX IT UP FRIDAY: AUG. 8TH http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58780194 Leslie Blog Challenge: August hasn't been published and not sure it will be. 2 Mile walk of your choice. <BR> <BR> MissM, I love your determination even when life seems to get in the way, you find a way to make your health goals work! <BR> <BR> Lynn, I hope you get your computer situation figured out soon! <BR> <BR> I did hit 10,000 steps yesterday, but it was difficult for me with my knee hurting like it was. I pushed through what I could and hit 10,000. I wanted 12,000 but I am goi... Fri, 8 Aug 2014 10:20:12 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 08/08 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58780156 DAILY QUOTE: "It's easier to go down a hill than up it, but the view is much better at the top." - Henry Ward Beecher <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Do you pack lightly, or do you over pack? <BR> <BR> I try not to overpack, but being a mom, I have a tendency to do it anyway. Fri, 8 Aug 2014 10:17:05 EST THIRSTY THURSDAY: August 7th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58770121 Leslie Blog Challenge: August hasn't been published and not sure it will be. 2 Mile walk of your choice. <BR> <BR> MissM, Great job on your workout! Sounds like DH is making some progress! Praying it countinues! Freddy is the most recent pup that has been added to our crew. <BR> <BR> Sandi, Yes, he is our puppy. Still chewing on most everything. Two is better than trying to pay it all at once, but perhaps they will agree to three installments. Never hurts to ask! Perhaps if you exp... Thu, 7 Aug 2014 10:18:17 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 08/07 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58768777 DAILY QUOTE: “Do yourself a favor, and realize that there’s no technique in the world that will save you. There are no pills, no secrets, no passwords on the path to greatness. You’ve got to embrace the pain, push the threshold, and feel the suck, and then you’ve got to muster the courage to go back six times a week.” ~ Jon Gilson <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Where do you prefer to get your activity in (i.e. gym, home, outside)? <BR> <BR> There is room for all of them, I think. I get a lot o... Thu, 7 Aug 2014 08:22:35 EST WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY, August 6th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58760174 Leslie Blog Challenge: August hasn't been published and not sure it will be. 2 Mile walk of your choice. <BR> <BR> MissM, I can relate to the tired feelings today! Our newest addition, Freddy, has been getting up at about 4 am. This morning, I had a very hard time getting back to sleep and then when I did, it was time to get up. I hope you enjoyed your time by yourself! :-) <BR> <BR> Sandi, I sure hope they will let you pay it in installments. That would be most helpful. <BR> <BR> A... Wed, 6 Aug 2014 10:18:54 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 08/06 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58760110 DAILY QUOTE: "Breathe in the future, breathe out the past. No matter where you are or what you’re going through, always believe that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Never expect, assume, or demand. Just do your best, control the elements you can control, and then let it be. Because once you have done what you can, if it is meant to be, it will happen, or it will show you the next step that needs to be taken.” ~ Marc Chernoff, Blog <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Name one tool you use t... Wed, 6 Aug 2014 10:14:10 EST TAKING CARE TUESDAY, August 5th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58749750 Leslie Blog Challenge: August hasn't been published and not sure it will be. 2 Mile walk of your choice. <BR> <BR> Sandi, OMGoodness! I am so glad that you found it now instead of AFTER you had gotten the bill for September! Although it could have been worse, I am glad that it wasn't for sure! I hope you managed to get some of your cleaning done before all that happened! <BR> <BR> Sorry for the late start, but we were having technical difficulties again. I got everything up and was abou... Tue, 5 Aug 2014 10:01:25 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 08/05 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58749612 DAILY QUOTE: “Everything that happens helps you grow, even if it’s hard to see right now. Circumstances will direct you, correct you, and perfect you over time. So whatever you do, hold on to hope. The tiniest thread will twist into an unbreakable cord. Let hope anchor you in the possibility that this is not the end of your story – that the change in the tides will eventually bring you to peaceful shores.” ~ Marc Chernoff, Blog <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: If you were forced to give up chocola... Tue, 5 Aug 2014 09:52:30 EST MAKIN' IT MONDAY: AUGUST 4th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58737689 Leslie Blog Challenge: August hasn't been published and not sure it will be. 2 Mile walk of your choice. <BR> <BR> MissM, It sounds like a good day. I do love to sit and read! It may sound funny to say it, but it is a luxury and is such a relaxing time for me. I hope you and DH had a nice walk at the mall. <BR> <BR> Lynn, we go see my mother every weekend. It's only about an hour away, but is far enough from home that we don't just up and go too often and not during the week unless som... Mon, 4 Aug 2014 08:12:16 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 08/04 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58737601 Daily Quote: “Binge on life. Purge negativity. Starve guilty feelings. Restrict unhappy thoughts. Count blessings, not calories. The only weight you ever need to lose is the weight of the world on your shoulders.” ~ Anonymous <BR> <BR> Daily Question: What is the last meal that you prepared for yourself? <BR> <BR> I fixed a Cheeseburger & Tot casserole with green beans and we had tomatoes as the side. Filling and tasty! :-) Mon, 4 Aug 2014 08:02:39 EST SIMPLY BLESSED SUNDAY: August 3rd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58727799 Leslie Blog Challenge: August hasn't been published and not sure it will be. 2 Mile walk of your choice. <BR> <BR> MissM, sounds like an excellent trip to the market! I do hope DH is feeling better and will start letting you know when he is not 100%. I hope your friend has a better understanding now and I am certain that she enjoyed the visit! <BR> <BR> Lynn, I have had a bout or two with them. I think it is mostly the weather...it has been unseasonably cool here for Texas in August and ... Sun, 3 Aug 2014 09:16:37 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 08/03 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58727749 DAILY QUOTE: “Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.” &#8213; Anaïs Nin <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: What color are your nails now? <BR> <BR> They are natural. I rarely paint my nails. <BR> Sun, 3 Aug 2014 09:10:54 EST What's YOUR favorite way to .... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58722549 What's YOUR favorite way to "Walk away the pounds"? At home with videos, treadmill, or outside the house? Sat, 2 Aug 2014 16:43:21 EST SUPER SATURDAY: Aug. 2nd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58719082 Leslie Blog Challenge: August hasn't been published and not sure it will be. 2 Mile walk of your choice. <BR> <BR> MissM, sounds like a busy day! What kind of fruits did you pick up? I am so excited to get some fruits and veggies this week! <BR> <BR> Sandi, Did they get your computer and printer all set up? <BR> <BR> Lynn, how is that grandbaby? Daughter hanging in there? I didn't ask, is this your first grandbaby? It was a hard adjustment to come home with my oldest...the sleep sche... Sat, 2 Aug 2014 10:06:11 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 08/02 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58719009 DAILY QUOTE: “If you want to be happy, be.” &#8213; Leo Tolstoy <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Is your hair colored, or is it natural? <BR> <BR> I used to color it, but it is all natural now. Gray hair and all! :-) Sat, 2 Aug 2014 09:59:45 EST FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: August 1st http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58708215 Leslie Blog Challenge: August hasn't been published and not sure it will be. 2 Mile walk of your choice. <BR> <BR> MissM, Sounds like DH is doing MUCH better! I am so glad to hear it! Sounds like a busy couple of days, but I have a feeling that your granddaughter will appreciate all the things you get for her for back to school! Always a fun time! <BR> <BR> I lost 1.2 this week. I have no doubt that it was adding in the fruits and veggies to each meal and snack. Other than the cycling, ... Fri, 1 Aug 2014 08:13:50 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 08/01 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58708174 DAILY QUOTE: “You'll never find a rainbow if you're looking down” &#8213; Charles Chaplin <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: How much water (in oz.) do you drink on an average day? <BR> <BR> I drink, on average, 80 oz. or more. Fri, 1 Aug 2014 08:09:03 EST August Walk Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5878x6442x58705222 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> August 1: <BR> August 2: <BR> August 3: <BR> August 4... Thu, 31 Jul 2014 22:48:49 EST 1-4 miles a day Challenge for August,, http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5878x6442x58702441 Anyone interested in joining me walking every day... Be committed.. see how many miles we can get in a month... You set your own goals... <BR> Hope to see you in this challenge... Walk our way to better health... Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:19:12 EST THIRSTY THURSDAY: July 31st http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58698012 Leslie Blog Challenge: July still hasn't been published and not sure it will be. 3 Mile walk of your choice. <BR> <BR> MissM, sounds like you have some great goals! Hopefully DH will be able to tolerate a little more each day. I know therapy can be tiresome after you have not been able to do certain things for a bit. Great job on planning the day so you can get your workouts in and help DH! <BR> <BR> Lynn, I know what you mean. It concerns me taking our babies out when it is too hot or... Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:10:25 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 07/31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58697967 DAILY QUOTE: With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts. - Eleanor Roosevelt <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Do you have your goals written down for August? <BR> <BR> Not yet, plan on writing them down today. <BR> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:05:16 EST WOOHOO WEDNESDAY: July 30th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58687686 Leslie Blog Challenge: July still hasn't been published and not sure it will be. 3 Mile walk of your choice. <BR> <BR> MissM, it does sound like a very busy day! It sounds like you got a lot accomplished though! <BR> <BR> AKIMBERLYQ1, Great job on your workout! <BR> <BR> Sandi, I understand your frustration! I hope they can help you get it all worked out! <BR> <BR> Lynn, enjoy this time. We're here when you have a spare moment! :-) <BR> <BR> Busy day, but it was good. Tonight I am ... Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:18:19 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 07/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58687626 DAILY QUOTE: “When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.” &#8213; Lao Tzu <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Do you like to experiment in the kitchen, or do you prefer to stick to the basics? <BR> <BR> I like to experiment. You never know what you may find that you may like. <BR> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:12:50 EST TALKIN TUESDAY, July 29th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58677647 Leslie Blog Challenge: July still hasn't been published and not sure it will be. 3 Mile walk of your choice. <BR> <BR> MissM, So glad DH is feeling up to walking and sounding like the pain is at a tolerable level. How did therapy go? I hope y'all slept well last night! <BR> <BR> Yesterday did not go as planned, but it was not too bad. We had to change the meal plan because I had too many PointsPlus leftover when I got home. So we had burgers instead of the Greek Salad I was planning on... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:05:41 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 07/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58677608 DAILY QUOTE: “All that we are is the result of what we have thought: it is founded on our thoughts and made up of our thoughts. If a man speak or act with an evil thought, suffering follows him as the wheel follows the hoof of the beast that draws the wagon.... If a man speak or act with a good thought, happiness follows him like a shadow that never leaves him.” &#8213; Gautama Buddha <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Do you have any tricks to share that help you reach your fruits and veggies goal ... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:00:03 EST MAKING IT HAPPEN MONDAY: July 28th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58667196 Leslie Blog Challenge: July still hasn't been published and not sure it will be. 3 Mile walk of your choice. <BR> <BR> MissM, Glad you were able to get everything done and got to enjoy some reading time yesterday. I need to make more time for that myself. I feel like I've been running in circles with the reading. I was able to finish my book last weekend and started another one, but I have a harder time getting into this series than the other one. And to make it worse, I checked out the... Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:15:58 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 07/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58667139 DAILY QUOTE: “Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's needs, but not every man's greed.” &#8213; Mahatma Gandhi <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Are you motivated to cook at home even when you’re eating alone? <BR> <BR> In all honesty, I find it easier cooking for my entire family than even for just me and DH. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:10:54 EST KEEP IT SIMPLE SUNDAY: July 27th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58658887 Leslie Blog Challenge: July still hasn't been published and not sure it will be. 3 Mile walk of your choice. <BR> <BR> MissM, it sounds like you are taking great care of DH. I am sure he appreciates it greatly. i am very glad you were able to get some sleep. It is hard on a body when you don't get enough sleep. I hope you were able to get all your tasks done. It sounds like a full day for you! <BR> <BR> Sandi, Hope you enjoyed your walk! Hoping to get a good walk in later today aroun... Sun, 27 Jul 2014 11:11:58 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 07/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58658835 DAILY QUOTE: “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” &#8213; Confucius <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: How often do you watch cooking shows on TV? <BR> <BR> I don't really watch them often. My mother enjoys them and I will sometimes get caught up in them with her. <BR> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 11:06:12 EST SUPER SILLY SATURDAY: July 25th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58648908 Leslie Blog Challenge: July still hasn't been published and not sure it will be. 3 Mile walk of your choice. <BR> <BR> MissM, I hate those nights when you can't sleep. I do hope you were able to get some rest last night. It sounds like DH is getting some rest and hopefully his body will continue to heal. The eggs sound good! I think I am going to try the breakfast burritos again this week for a change from cereal. <BR> <BR> Lynn, it is amazing how some big dogs get "little dog" syndrom... Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:38:59 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 07/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58648801 DAILY QUOTE: “Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions.” &#8213; Albert Einstein <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: How often do you try new recipes? <BR> <BR> Not nearly often enough! I am trying to implement a new one more often though. <BR> Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:27:44 EST FEELING GOOD FRIDAY: July 25th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58639899 Leslie Blog Challenge: July still hasn't been published and not sure it will be. 3 Mile walk of your choice. <BR> <BR> Sandi, I can completely relate. My mom gave me her machine, but we bought a new one because we can’t get parts, etc. to get hers repaired but DH put wood on top of the sewing table so I could use it for my new one. I am wearing the skirt I hemmed today. They wouldn’t let me take it again in HS when I would have been more interested in it. Sounds like a good reason to cu... Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:56:05 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 07/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58639827 DAILY QUOTE: Believe you can and you're halfway there. - Theodore Roosevelt <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Is there anything that you are looking forward to this weekend? <BR> <BR> Heading out to the Farmer’s Market. :-) <BR> <BR> Sorry for the late start. Technical difficulties again. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:50:20 EST THANKFUL THURSDAY: JULY 24th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58628779 Leslie Blog Challenge: July still hasn't been published and not sure it will be. 3 Mile walk of your choice. <BR> <BR> MissM, I know sometimes it is hard to know what level of pain to expect (even when you are told beforehand) until it actually happens and you are experiencing it. Will continue to pray for you and DH. Hopefully the water therapy will help. So glad you enjoyed your gym time! <BR> <BR> Lynn, CONGRATS on the new grandson! I know you are excited to see him! New babies are... Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:09:53 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 07/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58628691 DAILY QUOTE: “Never look back unless you are planning to go that way.” &#8213; Henry David Thoreau <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Name one thing you did yesterday evening. <BR> <BR> I trimmed and hemmed my skirt. DH bought me a new foot for my sewing machine that helps more with jersey materials. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:02:35 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 07/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58620537 Sorry for the late start, I was having technical difficulties this morning. <BR> <BR> DAILY QUOTE: Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain... To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices - today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it. - Kevyn Aucoin <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: What is your favorite meal to prepare at home? <BR> Salads…Caesar, taco, Greek. So tasty! Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:14:15 EST WOOHOO WEDNESDAY: July 23rd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58620527 Leslie Blog Challenge: July still hasn't been published and not sure it will be. 3 Mile walk of your choice. <BR> <BR> Lynn, It sounds like an amazing trip! I hope your daughter is doing well! I will have to Google it for sure. I hope to make it to Canada at some point soon for family vacation. My DH wants to show me the places his grandmother loved and where he was born. <BR> <BR> MissM, I hope DH managed to get some assistance and relief from the pain. It was a sweet gesture that he... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:13:03 EST TAKING CARE TUESDAY, July 22nd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58608018 Leslie Blog Challenge: July still hasn't been published and not sure it will be. 3 Mile walk of your choice. <BR> <BR> MissM, although I hate to say it, sometimes we have to do what everyone tells us not to just so we can figure it out ourselves. I will absolutely continue to pray for y'all. I know it has to be hard dealing with everything, including his pain and trying to maintain some sense of normalcy. My friend Lori had back surgery and I helped her afterwards. It is definitely not ... Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:17:07 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 07/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58607972 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.” &#8213; Nora Roberts <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Three things that you always have in your bag or in a pocket. <BR> <BR> -Cell phone <BR> -lip balm <BR> -keys Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:12:25 EST MAKIN' IT MONDAY: July 21st http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58597616 Leslie Blog Challenge: July still hasn't been published and not sure it will be. 3 Mile walk of your choice. <BR> <BR> MissM, Sounds like DH's healing process is taking time and that he has good days and bad. Praying for more good days! So glad you were both able to sleep better! How was the gym? <BR> <BR> Sandi, not sure how I managed it, it must have been the campus tour! I hope you enjoyed the day! Sunshine is always nice! <BR> <BR> Mom's neighbor knew about 2 lift chairs that some... Mon, 21 Jul 2014 08:13:51 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 07/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58597575 DAILY QUOTE: <BR> “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I - <BR> I took the one less traveled by, <BR> And that has made all the difference.” &#8213; Robert Frost <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Three things that you enjoyed this weekend: <BR> - visiting my husband's alma mater <BR> - picking up DS14 and having him home again <BR> - seeing my mom and getting the lift chair her neighbor got for her set up. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 08:08:41 EST SIMPLY BLESSED SUNDAY: July 20th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58590436 Leslie Blog Challenge: July still hasn't been published and not sure it will be. 3 Mile walk of your choice. <BR> <BR> MissM, I am so sorry that DH is in such pain. Will absolutely continue to lift y'all up in prayer. I am glad, however, that you were able to get a good night's sleep. That definitely makes a world of difference! <BR> <BR> Sandi, it was a great trip! DH got a chance to walk around the campus that he hasn't been to in 15 years. Much has changed but he was enjoying it. I... Sun, 20 Jul 2014 12:34:22 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 07/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58590388 DAILY QUOTE: “It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.” &#8213; Henry David Thoreau <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Three of your favorite things to drink: <BR> <BR> Water, iced tea, Dr Pepper <BR> Sun, 20 Jul 2014 12:29:37 EST SIPPY SATURDAY: July 19th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58578391 Sorry not staying or normal thread but we woke up late and have to get on the road to get DS14. Hoping everyone has a fantastic Saturday. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 07:07:26 EST FINALLY FRIDAY: July 18th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58569371 Leslie Blog Challenge: July still hasn't been published and not sure it will be. 3 Mile walk of your choice. <BR> <BR> Sandi, I hope the workers are getting everything done. <BR> <BR> MissM, I do hope DH's pain is easing and his is healing more and more each day! <BR> <BR> Lynn, I hope your time away for your anniversary is amazing. <BR> <BR> Yesterday I was sick to my stomach all day. I did eat something I had not had at lunch yesterday and I think that may have had something to do with... Fri, 18 Jul 2014 08:21:10 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 07/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58569337 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.” &#8213; Nora Roberts <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Name one thing about your home town (assuming you go back or still live there) that you do when you visit. <BR> <BR> I don't always have time for it, but I love walking the trails at Waterloo Lake. It just brings me a peace unlike any place else I have found. <BR> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 08:18:09 EST THIRSTY THURSDAY: July 17TH http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58559151 Leslie Blog Challenge: July still hasn't been published and not sure it will be. 3 Mile walk of your choice. <BR> <BR> Sandi, I'm pretty proud of him. He wasn't expecting to be the manager of the mall, temporarily or otherwise, but they just decided to train him to assist the previous manager so she wouldn't leave and she left anyway. Sounds like a good but busy day! I hope you have a great one today! <BR> <BR> Yesterday was just not a good day. DH and I were bickering over something and... Thu, 17 Jul 2014 08:38:55 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 07/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58559112 DAILY QUOTE: “Only in the darkness can you see the stars.” &#8213; Martin Luther King Jr. <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: One or the other: Sunshine or Thunderstorms? <BR> <BR> I'll take sunshine...or rain. I don't like it when it storms. <BR> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 08:36:13 EST WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY, JULY 16th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58548443 Leslie Blog Challenge: July still hasn't been published and not sure it will be. 3 Mile walk of your choice. <BR> <BR> Lynn, Happy Anniversary! I hope that y'all enjoy your time away! Wish you many more happy years together! <BR> <BR> Sandi, it sounds like you still have a lot on your plate with the workers and time with friends. It sounds like a great way to spend the summer. I hope you enjoyed dessert! It is a great time of year for desserts with berries in them. :-) <BR> <BR> I had... Wed, 16 Jul 2014 08:18:53 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 07/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58548386 DAILY QUOTE: “The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.” &#8213; Eleanor Roosevelt <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: One or the other: Planes or Trains? <BR> <BR> I guess I would have to say planes since I have never really been on a train. Most times, DH and I drive. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 08:14:02 EST TANTALIZING TUESDAY: July 15th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58538048 Leslie Blog Challenge: July still hasn't been published and not sure it will be. 3 Mile walk of your choice. <BR> <BR> Sandi, it definitely sounds like you had a busy day! I hope the workers were able to get some things accomplished! Were you able to get in your walk? <BR> <BR> MissM, how is DH? Hopefully the pain is becoming less and less each day. <BR> <BR> Lynn, how are the boys? I hope you have encountered anymore irresponsible people. <BR> <BR> I was on the bike yesterday for a f... Tue, 15 Jul 2014 08:00:10 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 07/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58538021 DAILY QUOTE: “I can't go back to yesterday because I was a different person then.” &#8213; Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: One or the Other: Manicure or Facial? I think I'd have to say manicure, but I have never had a facial. <BR> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 07:56:19 EST LET'S MAKE IT HAPPEN MONDAY: July 14th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58527347 Leslie Blog Challenge: July still hasn't been published and not sure it will be. 3 Mile walk of your choice. <BR> <BR> Lynn, I would imagine thinking about it makes your blood boil and that is understandable. People do not stop and think that these poor babies have fur/hair all over and if we get hot, the they definitely will. I am glad the police are taking these things seriously for sure. I hope you enjoyed your time at the community garden. <BR> <BR> MissM, I do hope and pray that DH... Mon, 14 Jul 2014 08:26:56 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 07/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58527271 DAILY QUOTE: “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go...” &#8213; Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You'll Go! <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: One or the other: Movies in a theater or at home? <BR> <BR> Both. I enjoy seeing some stuff on the big screen but sometimes it is just nice to hit pause and not miss anything at home. <BR> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 08:20:02 EST SIMPLY BLESSED SUNDAY: July 13th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58517272 Leslie Blog Challenge: July still hasn't been published and not sure it will be. 3 Mile walk of your choice. <BR> <BR> Sandi, I'm sorry that you didn't get to enjoy a longer walk, but it is nice to enjoy the view and the company with friends sometimes. At least you got some walk time in before running into friends. They used to go to summer camp at the YMCA, but it seems that they have sort of outgrown it. I guess it's good that they can go somewhere during the summer that keeps them lear... Sun, 13 Jul 2014 09:26:13 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 07/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58517139 DAILY QUOTE: “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” &#8213; Theodore Roosevelt <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: one or the other: Beach or Mountains? <BR> <BR> I think that would be a hard choice. I think there is so much beauty in both! Sun, 13 Jul 2014 09:12:13 EST SILLY SATURDAY: July 12th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58508045 Leslie Blog Challenge: July hasn't been published and not sure it will be. 3 Mile walk of your choice. <BR> <BR> Sandi, I am thankful that I pre-tracked. It definitely helps me. It is heating up here too. I told DH I wanted to start going back to the gym in the mornings. I think it helps me to start my day right. I sure don't want to be walking outside in the heat of the day, that's for sure. it's been 100+ for the last few days. <BR> <BR> It has been a strange week. I have to admit ... Sat, 12 Jul 2014 09:27:23 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 07/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58507997 DAILY QUOTE: “Hope Smiles from the threshold of the year to come, Whispering 'it will be happier'...” &#8213; Alfred Tennyson <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: One or the other: Chocolate or Vanilla? <BR> <BR> Most often, it is chocolate...always chocolate. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 09:22:01 EST FINE FEELIN' FRIDAY: July 11th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58497729 Leslie Blog Challenge: July hasn't been published and not sure it will be. 3 Mile walk of your choice. <BR> <BR> MissM, I am so thankful that he is only experiencing discomfort and not pain! I hope and pray he continues to heal quickly. How was the shopping and farmer's market? <BR> <BR> Sandi, I need to make an appointment for a pedicure myself. I haven't been in ages! Hoping we can hit a farmer's market here tomorrow too. There are several in the area. <BR> <BR> Weigh in was not ... Fri, 11 Jul 2014 08:04:53 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 07/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58497684 DAILY QUOTE: “Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.” &#8213; Marilyn Monroe <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: One or the other? Book or e-reader? <BR> <BR> I like both actually. My Kindle is amazing because it takes up less space and is more compact, but sometimes I just need the feel of a book in my hands. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 07:59:35 EST THIRSTY THURSDAY: July 10th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58487500 Leslie Blog Challenge: July hasn't been published and not sure it will be. 3 Mile walk of your choice. <BR> <BR> Thought this was an interesting blog on Leslie's page: <link>www.walkathome.com/sansone/walkin-wi<BR>th-the-surgeon-general/ </link> <BR> <BR> MissM, thoughts and prayers are with y'all. I know back surgery of any kind can be a process with healing and all. Not sure what is going on with SparkPeople and the blog situation. I know they were having a problem with the track... Thu, 10 Jul 2014 08:18:44 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 07/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58487455 DAILY QUOTE: “Your opinion is not my reality.” &#8213; Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: One or the other: Country Music or Rap? <BR> <BR> Both are on my ipod. I grew up on Country music and listened to some top 40 as I got into high school, etc. My musical tastes vary. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 08:12:00 EST WORK IT WEDNESDAY: July 9th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58476146 Leslie Blog Challenge: July hasn't been published and not sure it will be. 3 Mile walk of your choice. <BR> <BR> Lynn, I am sorry that you woke with a migraine! It is definitely not the way one would choose to wake up. I am glad you are feeling better. Congrats on joining WW again. I will admit that I struggled initially and was going to continue with the old program, but I decided that if I didn't give it a fair shot that the only person I may be hurting was me. It has taken some adju... Wed, 9 Jul 2014 08:07:20 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 07/09 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58476065 DAILY QUOTE: “Once you figure out what you want in life—expect nothing less.” &#8213; Lorii Myers, Make It Happen, A Healthy, Competitive Approach to Achieving Personal Success <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: One or the Other: Shower or Bubble Bath? <BR> <BR> Bubble bath if I have time to relax, but most of the time I take a shower. Wed, 9 Jul 2014 07:56:40 EST TALKIN TUESDAY, July 8th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58465172 Leslie Blog Challenge: July hasn't been published and not sure it will be. 3 Mile walk of your choice. <BR> <BR> Hope everyone is doing well. <BR> <BR> So sorry for not starting the thread yesterday. I woke up with a migraine and literally did not get out of bed yesterday. I haven't had one like that in a bit and wish I hadn't had one yesterday. I think it was triggered by lack of sleep. I am feeling much better now though. Just have the migraine hangover, but I can handle that. I better g... Tue, 8 Jul 2014 08:00:14 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 07/08 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58465082 DAILY QUOTE: “Don't use yesterday's state of mind, to make today's decision.” &#8213; C. Nzingha Smith, Lust Have Recipes, Aphrodisiac Cookbook <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: How do you stay on track when you’re on the go? <BR> <BR> I try to plan ahead. It doesn't always work, but I do try. <BR> <BR> Sorry for not posting yesterday, but I was hit with a migraine that kept me in bed. Tue, 8 Jul 2014 07:56:09 EST SIMPLY BLESSED SUNDAY: July 6th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58444993 Leslie Blog Challenge: July hasn't been published and not sure it will be. 3 Mile walk of your choice. <BR> <BR> Lynn, Perhaps you can maintain contact with some of your TOPS friends online? I know one of my friends in GA has an online group on FB to maintain contact. She added me even though I am not a member of TOPS. I hope you have great luck with FB. I have most of my luck with WW and I know it works so I stick with it. Although I don't have much experience at the hair dresser, I a... Sun, 6 Jul 2014 10:51:26 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 07/06 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58444794 DAILY QUOTE: “You can only work on yourself. Start there.” &#8213; Alice O. Howell <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: What snacks do you keep on hand when you are on the run so you aren't starving? <BR> <BR> Oftentimes, I try to keep the 100 calorie almond packs, but I am really enjoying the fruits this season. When we headed to the Old Fashioned Fourth, we took cucumbers, grapes, tomatoes, lettuce, peaches, and refillable water bottles. <BR> Sun, 6 Jul 2014 10:29:03 EST SIPPY SATURDAY: July 5th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58435389 Leslie Blog Challenge: July hasn't been published and not sure it will be. 3 Mile walk of your choice. <BR> <BR> MissM, Always good to see you post! I hope you are enjoying your trip! <BR> <BR> Sandi, Thank you! So glad you had a good day as well! <BR> <BR> The Old Fashioned Fourth was a lot of fun. We met a man there who went to school by Old City Park and was able to give us some additional history. There was a huge swimming pool over there in the 60's. He said his dad worked downto... Sat, 5 Jul 2014 10:10:11 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 07/05 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58435364 DAILY QUOTE: “No matter how plain a woman may be, if truth and honesty are written across her face, she will be beautiful.” &#8213; Eleanor Roosevelt <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: What is your favorite in-season veggie? <BR> <BR> Definitely tomatoes! I LOVE tomatoes! When I was about 5, I rode across the street on my tricycle and stole tomatoes out of the man's garden across the street. I can eat them like apples. <BR> Sat, 5 Jul 2014 10:06:23 EST