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 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 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 FABULOUS FRIDAY, JULY 4TH - Happy Independence Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58426812 Leslie Blog Challenge: July hasn't been published and not sure it will be. 3 Mile walk of your choice. <BR> <BR> Lynn, sometimes it is all about finding what works for you, right? I am glad to see you post! :-) Yes, the laser treatment was to remove hair. I think I thwarted her efforts to sell me more procedures, but I simply don't have much hair under my underarms or for that matter on my legs so I will start with 6 and see where it takes me. <BR> <BR> Sandi, I am glad to see you post.... Fri, 4 Jul 2014 10:28:42 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 07/04 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58426759 DAILY QUOTE: “Freedom lies in being bold.” — Robert Frost <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Do you stick to your plan today or just have a free for all? <BR> <BR> I try to stick to the plan, but will allow myself something I wouldn't ordinarily have, but in a smaller portion than I would have years ago. <BR> Fri, 4 Jul 2014 10:22:27 EST THANKFUL THURSDAY: JULY 3rd. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58416706 Leslie Blog Challenge: July hasn't been published and I am not sure it will be, so do 3 Mile walk of your choice. <BR> <BR> Sandi, So glad you were able to get your computer fixed relatively quickly! Yes, I'm sad about the wall push-ups. I just have to figure out something else to do...maybe squats. Unfortunately, that won't tone my arms, but I'll do what I can until my shoulders stop hurting. <BR> <BR> Yesterday, I started out strong on my little bike...but it faded fast and I was havin... Thu, 3 Jul 2014 10:09:30 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 07/03 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58416646 DAILY QUOTE: “Prepare yourself for success. You have to see it coming to get there.” &#8213; Destiny Booze <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Brag about some of your daily, healthy habits. <BR> <BR> I drink a ton of water. <BR> Thu, 3 Jul 2014 10:04:01 EST WOOHOO WEDNESDAY: July 2nd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58403776 Leslie Blog Challenge: July hasn't been published. 3 Mile walk of your choice. <BR> <BR> Tere, it sounds like you are making some strides in the right direction and hopefully helping others as well...which is a positive. I hope you were able to get the priming done before the weather changes. <BR> <BR> Lynn, I hope you had a fabulous Canada Day! Surprisingly none of my husband's family posted about it. I feel bad that I forgot about it. :-/ I normally try to acknowledge the holidays tha... Wed, 2 Jul 2014 07:49:55 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 07/02 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58403719 DAILY QUOTE: “Write this down: My life is full of unlimited possibilities.” &#8213; Pablo <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: What is your favorite way to spend a Sunday afternoon? <BR> <BR> Reading a good book and relaxing. Wed, 2 Jul 2014 07:43:32 EST how to log the fast miles compared to the reg? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58395178 I was wondering how i should track the fast 4 miles i just did. there is about 2 miles if jogging and walking intervals. . is part of it considered moderate or high impact aerobics compared to the low impact the other videos are according to sparkpeople's list. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Tue, 1 Jul 2014 11:43:01 EST TAKING CARE TUESDAY, July 1st http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58393112 Leslie Blog Challenge: July still hasn't been published. 3 Mile walk of your choice. <BR> <BR> Tere, I suspect you are right! The last blog that was published was about how much you could change in 21 days. Sounds like you had a busy day! How did the priming go? <BR> <BR> MissM, glad you found a minute to stop by. I hope you are enjoying your trip! <BR> <BR> Yesterday was not super busy but busy enough. I felt pretty good about my efforts on the bike yesterday. The day just seems to go... Tue, 1 Jul 2014 08:04:01 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 07/01 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58393079 DAILY QUOTE: “When obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach your goal; you do not change your decision to get there.” &#8213; Zig Ziglar <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: What are you doing differently that years past to celebrate a holiday? <BR> <BR> Honestly, since DH and I married, we don't so much do the grilling hot dogs. We do grill the occasional burger out, which I love...especially with some fresh tomatoes and lettuce and onion Tue, 1 Jul 2014 08:00:50 EST July Walk Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5878x6442x58389324 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> July 1: <BR> July 2: <BR> July 3: <BR> July 4: <BR> J... Mon, 30 Jun 2014 21:38:43 EST 1-4 miles in July http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5878x6442x58385238 Anyone want to join me in 1-4 mile challenge? You set your own goals how far you want to walk each day... See how many miles we can get in a month.. I surprised myself how many miles I got in... It helped knowing.. I could not let myself and other walkers down.. <BR> So lets go on this walking journey together.... Mon, 30 Jun 2014 14:01:51 EST MAKIN' IT MONDAY: June 30th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58381235 Leslie Blog Challenge: June still hasn't been published. 2 Mile walk of your choice. <BR> <BR> Sandi, it's nice to have a day where you can just sit down and veg for a bit, isn't it? I was excited about the stuff we got. However, I'm not sure our tomatoes are going to last us all week. We have been eating them at almost every meal! <BR> <BR> Did some research and the foil packets seem to be popular with crockpot users. Although they did say that fish only needs to be cooked for about 2 h... Mon, 30 Jun 2014 07:58:46 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 06/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58381196 DAILY QUOTE: “Often, it’s not about becoming a new person, but becoming the person you were meant to be, and already are, but don’t know how to be.” &#8213; Heath L. Buckmaster, Box of Hair: A Fairy Tale <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Are you good at math? <BR> <BR> I am okay with the basics, but the more advanced stuff seems to have been lost since I don't use it. <BR> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 07:54:07 EST SIMPLE SUNDAY: June 29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58372508 Leslie Blog Challenge: June still hasn't been published. 2 Mile walk of your choice. <BR> <BR> Sandi, I can see why you would prefer to use the crockpot instead of the oven. It seems to take forever to get a house to cool down once you have heated it up! I am sure the decorations are great! <BR> <BR> Lynn, I do love the way they smell. So many new things to try! <BR> <BR> Farmer's market yesterday was awesome. We got some cheese (it was so good), a different kind of squash, it is ... Sun, 29 Jun 2014 10:29:26 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 06/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58372409 DAILY QUOTE: “I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.” &#8213; Frank Herbert, Dune <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: How often do you get to the Farmer's Market rather than the grocery store? Do you use a service like Greenling or Urban ... Sun, 29 Jun 2014 10:15:50 EST SIPPY SATURDAY, JUNE 28th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58362722 Leslie Blog Challenge: June still hasn't been published. 2 Mile walk of your choice. <BR> <BR> Lynn, sometimes we just need a lazy day! I did that on Sunday where I just read most of the day. <BR> <BR> Sandi, are you getting everything back to normal at the cabin? <BR> <BR> MissM, I hope you are enjoying your time away! <BR> <BR> We are going to make a run to the Farmer's Market this morning. I think I am going to make some of those "foil packets" for dinner and lunches next week...only ... Sat, 28 Jun 2014 10:02:13 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day - 06/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58362700 DAILY QUOTE: “And that is how change happens. One gesture. One person. One moment at a time.” &#8213; Libba Bray, The Sweet Far Thing <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Do you prefer supermarket produce or farmer's market/homegrown produce? <BR> <BR> Definitely farmer's market/homegrown produce. Although there are times when I buy the supermarket produce because I can't get to the Farmer's Market. <BR> Sat, 28 Jun 2014 09:59:33 EST FUN FRIDAY: June 27th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58352400 Leslie Blog Challenge: June still hasn't been published. 2 Mile walk of your choice. <BR> <BR> Sandi, yes, the lavender oil helped a great deal...and smelled fabulous! I talked DH into trying it last night to help him sleep. Hope you were able to get your errands run yesterday. <BR> <BR> Lynn, yes, my head has been a battle. I am thinking that it is related to my allergies. I need to get that checked out, but it’s not something I’m looking forward to. Funny you mention cherries! That ... Fri, 27 Jun 2014 09:08:39 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 06/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58352331 DAILY QUOTE: “The best way out is always through.” &#8213; Robert Frost <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: How often do you change up your workout playlists or your workouts? <BR> <BR> Not nearly often enough. I do try to throw something new in the mix, but sometimes it's difficult to do. <BR> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 09:03:21 EST THIRSTY THURSDAY! June 26th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58341791 Leslie Blog Challenge: June still hasn't been published. 2 Mile walk of your choice. <BR> <BR> Sandi, I do my best to keep up with everyone! I had that same thought. I know MissM is traveling and enjoying some family time as well. Glad you made it safe to the cabin and the weather is nice. <BR> <BR> I used some lavender oil on the back of my head and that helped it ease. I can actually see this morning. I spent some time on the upper/lower body cycle again yesterday. Not sure how long... Thu, 26 Jun 2014 08:11:07 EST QUOTE AND ??QUESTION?? of the Day - 06/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58341731 DAILY QUOTE: “Don't spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door. ” &#8213; Coco Chanel <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: How do you plan on celebrating your 4th of July? <BR> <BR> We got tickets to a park in Dallas that does a historical type 4th. I am so excited to go. They do the time period between 1840 and 1910. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 08:07:03 EST WOOT! It's Wednesday, June 25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58330872 Leslie Blog Challenge: June still hasn't been published. 2 Mile walk of your choice. <BR> <BR> MissM, so glad you checked in and let us know you are feeling better. I do hope you enjoy your trip! <BR> <BR> Sandi, if memory serves, you are heading back to the cabin today. Safe travels. <BR> <BR> Came home with another headache. I think it may be allergy related, but it sure is a pain in the head. I did get on the upper/lower body cycle yesterday while at work. We seem to be hit and miss... Wed, 25 Jun 2014 08:04:15 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the day - 06/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58330836 DAILY QUOTE: “stand often in the company of dreamers: they tickle your common sense & believe you can achieve things which are impossible.” &#8213; Mary Anne Radmacher <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: With June almost over, have you started thinking about goals for July? <BR> <BR> Yes, I have. I think I definitely need to focus on tracking and writing down my feelings and emotions. Wed, 25 Jun 2014 08:00:48 EST TAKING CARE OF YOU ON TERRIFIC TUESDAY, JUNE 24th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58320132 Leslie Blog Challenge: June still hasn't been published. 2 Mile walk of your choice. <BR> <BR> Lynn, a friend of mine recommended a good one to me call The Diet Fix. It was a very interesting read. I hope you were able to get some of your stuff done in the garden and get to the library. I am hoping to get there this week myself. <BR> <BR> Sandi, I hope y'all were able to get some rest before you head out again. So glad you enjoyed the family time! <BR> <BR> It was not super busy yester... Tue, 24 Jun 2014 08:16:16 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day - 06/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58320074 DAILY QUOTE: “Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands.” &#8213; Anne Frank <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Think of one fun thing that you could do this week without spending any money to do it. <BR> <BR> Taking a long walk with my husband. We don't do that nearly often enough. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 08:11:03 EST MANIC MONDAY, June 23rd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58308781 Leslie Blog Challenge: June still hasn't been published. 2 Mile walk of your choice. <BR> <BR> MissM, how are you feeling? <BR> <BR> Sandi, I'm sure we all went through the same thing as teens. Times have changed though and there is so much more to do these days. <BR> <BR> Lynn, I am hoping that Patches will forget by the time we go back this weekend. Even after the peanut butter she was so not wanting to have anything to do with me. We tried to take her to PetSmart but they would not d... Mon, 23 Jun 2014 08:35:00 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? OF THE DAY-06/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58308698 DAILY QUOTE: “You couldn't erase the past. You couldn't even change it. But sometimes life offered you the opportunity to put it right.” &#8213; Ann Brashares, Girls In Pants: The Third Summer of the Sisterhood <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: What is your favorite in-season fruit right now? <BR> <BR> Grapes or cherries. DH got me cherries which I rarely get because they are so expensive, but they are a seasonal favorite! Mon, 23 Jun 2014 08:27:19 EST QUOTE and ??qUeStIoN?? of the day - 06/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58299611 DAILY QUOTE: “It wasn’t that everything was going my way, but I began to believe that the way it was going was perfect. I accepted that where I was in life, was exactly where I was supposed to be.” &#8213; The Hippie, Snowflake Obsidian: Memoir of a Cutter <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: What is your favorite food you associate with sporting events? <BR> <BR> I'm really not sure. I think for the most part, unless I'm just starving, I try to make the best decision I can with what is available and ... Sun, 22 Jun 2014 10:29:50 EST KEEP IT SIMPLE SUNDAY, June 22nd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58299596 Leslie Blog Challenge: June still hasn't been published. 2 Mile walk of your choice. <BR> <BR> Sandi, enjoy that family time! I know what you mean about being too hot. It is often an adjustment going from one area to another...it is often a different kind of heat than our bodies are used to. <BR> <BR> We headed north yesterday to see my mom. I'm certain we have made her little baby dog mad. She wouldn't come near me by the time we left unless I had her bear. I held her while DS14 trimm... Sun, 22 Jun 2014 10:28:27 EST QUOTE and ??QuEsTiOn?? of the Day - 06/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58288272 DAILY QUOTE: “I figured something out. The future is unpredictable.” &#8213; John Green, An Abundance of Katherines <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Do you have a favorite stadium/sports venue you have been to? <BR> <BR> Reunion Arena was awesome. I saw the Barnum and Bailey Circus there for years when I was younger and with Jarrod and then saw the Dallas Stars play there. It has been torn down now and that area sits pretty much empty. DH happened to be passing by when they were demolishing it and... Sat, 21 Jun 2014 08:26:59 EST SIPPY SATURDAY: June 21st http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58288257 Leslie Blog Challenge: June still hasn't been published. 2 Mile walk of your choice. <BR> <BR> MissM, it sounds like you are planning ahead! Great job. I am glad you are feeling a little better and hope you are 100% soon. Enjoy your time away and look forward to hearing about your trip! <BR> <BR> Margo, that is GREAT news! I am so excited for you on the new job AND for the scale! It is so much easier to find a job when you have a job so I will keep you in thoughts and prayers that the ... Sat, 21 Jun 2014 08:25:33 EST FINALLY FRIDAY! June 20th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58277908 Leslie Blog Challenge: June still hasn't been published. 2 Mile walk of your choice. <BR> <BR> MissM, I am so sorry that you are not feeling 100%. I have always heard that kidney stones cause a great deal of pain and then the ulcers and gastritis on top of it. I am so sorry you are hurting my friend. Please take care of yourself. I will pray for you. <BR> <BR> Sandi, DS23 actually got a job offer from the movie theater and will be working 2 jobs for the next couple of weeks at least. S... Fri, 20 Jun 2014 08:01:56 EST QUOTE and ??QuEsTiOn?? of the Day - 06/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58277859 DAILY QUOTE: “You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.” &#8213; Jack London <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Have you ever traveled a long distance to see your team play? <BR> <BR> I did drive to Dallas to watch them play several times when I still lived in Denison...so about an hour and a half or so depending on traffic. I have not traveled to another state or anything like that to watch them play. <BR> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 07:54:45 EST How much weight have you lost this year? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58272400 I'm so excited about getting in shape and the pounds seem to be dropping off with just eating right! I have lost 23 pounds this year with diet and exercise. I wonder how much I will lose by the end of this year! I signed up for a 5k on Nov. 1st, so I've got to bring down my weight and watp is what i'm most comfortable with right now but plan on actually doing some jogging in July. How much weight have you lost this year and how did you do it? Thu, 19 Jun 2014 16:29:06 EST QUOTE and ??QuEsTiOn?? of the day - 06/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58267026 DAILY QUOTE: “Your life is an occasion. Rise to it.” &#8213; Suzanne Weyn, Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: What is your favorite sport to play? <BR> <BR> I have never been real into sports, but I did, at one time, enjoy playing baseball with the boys when I was little. <BR> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 07:49:02 EST THIRSTY THURSDAY: June 19th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58267009 Leslie Blog Challenge: June still hasn't been published. 2 Mile walk of your choice. <BR> <BR> Sandi, He wound up having a good interview yesterday and has 2 more lined up. I am just hoping that one of these pans out. He is excited about the one he had yesterday, but he is not sure that it makes enough for him to live on. So glad your crown seems to be staying in place. <BR> <BR> We got word yesterday that one of my bosses' Mother-in-Law suffered a massive stroke and he thought they we... Thu, 19 Jun 2014 07:47:25 EST QUOTE and ??qUeStIoN?? of the Day - 06/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58256304 DAILY QUOTE: “If you're reading this... <BR> Congratulations, you're alive. <BR> If that's not something to smile about, <BR> then I don't know what is.” &#8213; Chad Sugg, Monsters Under Your Head <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Which local team (regardless of sport) do you support? <BR> <BR> Dallas Stars. Wed, 18 Jun 2014 08:17:19 EST WAKE UP WEDNESDAY, June 18th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58256297 Leslie Blog Challenge: June still hasn't been published. 2 Mile walk of your choice. <BR> <BR> Sandi, I am glad the doctor visit went well and hope things go well with the dentist too. I've still got 2 more to get done, but because they have such a hard time getting my mouth to numb up, I just have a hard time with talking myself into going back. I haven't had to have a rod...just the root canal. <BR> <BR> MissM, I am glad that you and your friend are able to laugh together and still ge... Wed, 18 Jun 2014 08:16:05 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 06/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58246092 DAILY QUOTE: “The flower that blooms in adversity is the rarest and most beautiful of all.” &#8213; Walt Disney Company, Mulan <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: What is your favorite sport to watch either on TV or in person? <BR> <BR> I enjoy watching hockey in person, but it is easier to find the puck on tv. <BR> <BR> Sorry, all, I was having technical difficulties this morning. Tue, 17 Jun 2014 09:51:43 EST TERRIFIC TUESDAY, June 17th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58244657 Leslie Blog Challenge: June still hasn't been published. 2 Mile walk of your choice. <BR> <BR> MissM, it sounds like you and your friend had a great visit and you got some exercise and some rest. <BR> <BR> Sandi, walking is good! I hope you got everything done that you needed to! <BR> <BR> Migraine hit on the way home last night so I didn't make it to water aerobics. I started to go anyway, but the light was just too much for me. Tonight, my oldest DS is coming to dinner after his inter... Tue, 17 Jun 2014 08:07:40 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day - 06/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58233288 DAILY QUOTE: “So be sure when you step, Step with care and great tact. And remember that life's A Great Balancing Act. And will you succeed? Yes! You will, indeed! (98 and ¾ percent guaranteed) Kid, you'll move mountains.” &#8213; Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You'll Go! <BR> <BR> I felt like a little Dr. Seuss today. :-) <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Are you following the World Cup? If so which team are cheering on? <BR> <BR> I caught a little bit of it yesterday at the T-Mobile Store, but I have... Mon, 16 Jun 2014 08:06:01 EST MAKE IT HAPPEN, MONDAY, JUNE 16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58233258 Leslie Blog Challenge: June still hasn't been published. 2 Mile walk of your choice. <BR> <BR> Sandi, it sounds like a nice day overall though even though you didn't get to spend it with family other than DH. <BR> <BR> MissM, Great job on all that walking even if your walking partner (DH) bailed on you. At least he knows his limits! It definitely sounds like you needed the rest. I hope you enjoyed your visit with your friend! <BR> <BR> It was a pretty restful day yesterday. We were up s... Mon, 16 Jun 2014 08:04:09 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of Day - 06/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58224799 DAILY QUOTE: “When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.” &#8213; John Lennon <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: If you had one day to live over again, what day would it be? <BR> <BR> I am not certain what day I would choose. I have several awesome days that I have very fo... Sun, 15 Jun 2014 11:13:54 EST SIMPLE SUNDAY: June 15th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58224774 Leslie Blog Challenge: June still hasn't been published. 2 Mile walk of your choice. <BR> <BR> MissM, I am glad to hear that about your sister. DH and I workout together sometimes too. At least you and your DH still have some stuff that you can do together like the walking. <BR> <BR> Sandi, As sweet as my DH is, he just doesn't seem to push me like I feel like I get pushed when I am working out with someone else. Although, he will be going to the pool and most like swimming laps while I ... Sun, 15 Jun 2014 11:11:21 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the day - 06/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58214155 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: What is your favorite quote? <BR> <BR> There are a lot of inspirational quotes out there, but this is still my favorite. <BR> <BR> “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'!” &#8213; Audrey Hepburn Sat, 14 Jun 2014 09:19:06 EST SIPPY SATURDAY: JUNE 14th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58214143 Leslie Blog Challenge: June still hasn't been published. 2 Mile walk of your choice. <BR> <BR> As for the title, I watch a blogger that always says "sippy, sippy" before she takes a drink...I thought it'd make for a cute title. <BR> <BR> MissM, perhaps y'all can go to a movie another day. It sounds like he had a good day. Any news on your sister? Glad your new gym friend met you to walk. I know it is easier when you have someone to workout with. <BR> <BR> Lynn, I am glad you had a good... Sat, 14 Jun 2014 09:17:52 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day - 06/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58203249 DAILY QUOTE: “Why didn't I learn to treat everything like it was the last time. My greatest regret was how much I believed in the future.” &#8213; Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: What TV game show would you like to go on? <BR> <BR> I think it would be something like Family Feud or something like that where I am not standing up there by myself. Fri, 13 Jun 2014 07:52:42 EST FEEL GOOD FRIDAY, June 13th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58203230 Leslie Blog Challenge: June still hasn't been published. 2 Mile walk of your choice. <BR> <BR> MissM, you had a busy day, indeed! I hope DH had a wonderful birthday! Did you wind up going to the movie? <BR> <BR> Sandi, I can only imagine. That's the time you try to find friends that are closer that are there all the time and can check on it for you, I suspect. I always worry about the house that I bought even though we are an hour away. Growing up in tornado alley, I know we can get da... Fri, 13 Jun 2014 07:51:05 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? OF THE DAY - June 12th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58191519 DAILY QUOTE: “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” &#8213; Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: If you could choose your age forever, what age would you choose and why? <BR> <BR> I would love to be a kid, as life is a lot simpler, less to worry about and no bills to pay. Thu, 12 Jun 2014 07:44:19 EST This is YOUR Day, THURSDAY, June 12th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58191481 Leslie Blog Challenge: June still hasn't been published. 2 Mile walk of your choice. <BR> <BR> SHIRLEYX, I think that is a very valid point. I try to plan my workouts and such because I know it is better for me to do that. Otherwise, I can't seem to get my head in it. I may just need to go back to working out in the mornings. <BR> <BR> MissM, it sounds like you had another busy day! You are such a good friend to help her out that way. If only there were more people like you that would ... Thu, 12 Jun 2014 07:41:24 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of Day - 06/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58180602 DAILY QUOTE: “I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.” &#8213; Albert Einstein <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: What is your favorite way to waste time at work without getting caught? <BR> <BR> Making my shopping lists and getting the ecoupons and coupons together. Wed, 11 Jun 2014 08:16:24 EST WOOHOO WEDNESDAY, JUNE 11th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58180573 Leslie Blog Challenge: June still hasn't been published. 2 Mile walk of your choice. <BR> <BR> HAPPYMAMA, I am so glad that it went well! Safe travels on your trip! <BR> <BR> MissM, it sounds like you had a busy day! The pool time definitely sounds like fun and one of these days I will actually get to the pool! I hope the new neighbor finds SparkPeople helpful! <BR> <BR> Sandi, did you get all your errands done? Always seems to be crazy when you have too many errands to run! <BR> <... Wed, 11 Jun 2014 08:14:45 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? OF THE DAY - 06/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58169348 DAILY QUOTE: “Pride is a funny thing; it can make what is truly worthless appear to be a treasure.” &#8213; Alice Hoffman, Practical Magic <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: When you were at school, what did you want to be when you grew up? <BR> <BR> I wanted to be a teacher. Tue, 10 Jun 2014 08:03:05 EST TEMPTATION TUESDAY, JUNE 10th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58169316 Leslie Blog Challenge: June still hasn't been published. 2 Mile walk of your choice. <BR> <BR> MissM, window shopping is the best! My mom and I used to drive to Dallas (where I live now) and go to the mall and have lunch and window shop when we couldn't afford to do much else. She was determined that I wouldn't feel so much of the fact that we were living paycheck to paycheck. I still love window shopping. I need to drag my DD12 to do it more often. <BR> <BR> SHIRLEYX, I completely unde... Tue, 10 Jun 2014 08:00:48 EST WATP Team Bonus Points http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58165495 50 Mon, 9 Jun 2014 20:48:18 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the day - 06/09 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58158356 DAILY QUOTE: Your health account is like your bank account: The more you put in, the more you can take out. - Jack LaLanne <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Do you prefer the pool or the ocean? <BR> <BR> I can't really say I've been to the ocean. I do enjoy the pool and I've always enjoyed the lake. Mon, 9 Jun 2014 08:08:47 EST MANIC MONDAY, June 9th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58158332 Leslie Blog Challenge: June still hasn't been published. 2 Mile walk of your choice. <BR> <BR> MissM, I hope you were able to get back to sleep after being awaken by the thunderstorm. I always hate that. How was walking at the Mall? <BR> <BR> Lynn, it does sound like you had a busy week. I can't remember the last time I've had anyone over for dinner. I used to have people (mostly family) over all the time. <BR> <BR> HAPPYMAMA, I hope the nursery training went well. Yes, our babies get... Mon, 9 Jun 2014 08:07:20 EST Having a moment... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58147640 I apparently started the same thread TWICE on this page. My apologies. Apparently I was not completely awake! Sun, 8 Jun 2014 09:05:58 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day - June 8th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58147639 DAILY QUOTE: “Tomorrow will be better.” <BR> “But what if it’s not?” I asked. <BR> “Then you say it again tomorrow. Because it might be. You never know, right? At some point, tomorrow will be better.” <BR> &#8213; Morgan Matson, Amy and Roger's Epic Detour <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: What are you currently reading? <BR> <BR> I just finished reading "Where Do I Go?" by Neta Jackson and I am in debate about which book to start next. Her books seem to be interconnected with her other series and ... Sun, 8 Jun 2014 09:05:53 EST SIMPLY SUNDAY: June 8th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58147597 Leslie Blog Challenge: June hasn't been published yet. 1 Mile walk of your choice. <BR> <BR> MissM, I am so sorry about your sister. I hope her son can get her into a doctor quickly. She may need to do therapy of some sort if she has lost any of her mobility. I will keep you and yours in my thoughts and prayers. Congrats on the new grandbaby. I hear they are lots of fun! Sounds like you had a busy day. Were you able to find a new suitcase? <BR> <BR> Lynn, So glad you had time to stop... Sun, 8 Jun 2014 09:02:47 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day - 06/07 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58138230 DAILY QUOTE: “Risks must be taken because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing.” &#8213; Leo Buscaglia <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: What is the next movie you want to see? <BR> <BR> I am a little out of the loop on movies. I know there were several that I wanted to see, but I simply cannot remember which ones they were. <BR> Sat, 7 Jun 2014 08:58:37 EST SILLY SATURDAY - June 7th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58138222 Leslie Blog Challenge: June hasn't been published yet. 1 Mile walk of your choice. <BR> <BR> MissM, I think I will look into that. I know chlorine can do bad things to the hair and I sure don't want to damage my hair. I am certain it took some weigh off your shoulders to get it finished quickly. Starting Monday I am going to Water Aerobics at the YMCA. <BR> <BR> Sandi, it sounds like a busy but enjoyable day for you. Speaking of nail trimming, I need to have my Mom's dog's nails trimm... Sat, 7 Jun 2014 08:57:33 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day - 06/06 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58127548 DAILY QUOTE: “I dream my painting and I paint my dream.” &#8213; Vincent van Gogh <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Did you have a favorite place you used to go on vacation to as a child? <BR> <BR> We spent a lot of time at the lake. It was awesome. Although after a certain period of time, Mom would have to remind me to stay out of the sun because I was getting burned. I just LOVED it. Maybe I will see if DH and I can do that a little more often this summer. <BR> Fri, 6 Jun 2014 08:07:42 EST FEELIN GOOD FRIDAY! June 6th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58127513 Leslie Blog Challenge: June hasn't been published yet. 1 Mile walk of your choice. <BR> <BR> MissM, I am sure you are relieved about having all the work at the rental done. Great job on the workouts and enjoying some time in the pool. I am thinking I may start Water Aerobics next week at the YMCA. The kids don't have to rush home from the gym in order to get in bed for school so I think it may be time. Now to figure out what to do with my hair if I do that. That may be a trick because I... Fri, 6 Jun 2014 08:05:11 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day - June 5th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58116024 DAILY QUOTE: “Happy is the man who has broken the chains which hurt the mind, and has given up worrying once and for all.” <BR> <BR> "Be patient and tough; one day this pain will be useful to you.” &#8213; Ovid, Metamorphoses <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTIONS: What color is your car/bike/main mode of transport? <BR> <BR> My car is white and my bike is purple. <BR> Thu, 5 Jun 2014 07:42:39 EST BE THANKFUL THURSDAY, June 5th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58116016 Leslie Blog Challenge: June hasn't been published yet. 1 Mile walk of your choice. <BR> <BR> MissM, you were indeed very busy yesterday! Sounds like you got a lot accomplished. Great job on getting those steps in, but I am sure you would enjoy the view at the beach much more. <BR> <BR> Sandi, I hear you! That's why I started couponing. I'm still trying to focus on buying the things we need. DH is letting me stock up on things like detergent, fabric softener and deodorants. I told him ... Thu, 5 Jun 2014 07:41:18 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day - 06/04 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58104582 DAILY QUOTE: “Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud.” &#8213; Maya Angelou, Letter to My Daughter <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: What is the next book you want to read? <BR> <BR> I want to read the next book in this series I found at Half Price by Neta Jackson. It is called the House of Hope series. She also wrote the Yada Yada Prayer Group series, but I haven't read those. <BR> Wed, 4 Jun 2014 07:48:56 EST WOOHOO! IT'S WEDNESDAY, June 4th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58104553 Leslie Blog Challenge: June hasn't been published yet. 1 Mile walk of your choice. <BR> <BR> MissM, I am certain that your mom celebrated her birthday like none she could have had on earth. That thought always makes the birthday of my deceased loved ones a little easier to bear. Sounds like a busy day for you! I hope you get all the apartment stuff taken care of. It sounds like that may take multiple trips to get all that done. <BR> <BR> Well, I battled my "I don't want to" with some s... Wed, 4 Jun 2014 07:47:36 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the day - 06/03 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58092800 DAILY QUOTE: “I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.” &#8213; Frank Herbert, Dune <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: What is the next hobby you want to try? <BR> <BR> I can't exactly say I want to try it, but I want to get better at it. I... Tue, 3 Jun 2014 07:57:40 EST TAKE CARE OF YOU TUESDAY, JUNE 3RD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58092790 Leslie Blog Challenge: June hasn't been published yet. <BR> <BR> MissM, it sounds like a good day for you. Amazing how the rain stopped long enough that you could get your walk in. It sounds like great fun for your vacation! I am hoping that DH and I can at least plan a weekend away or two while the two younger kids are gone this summer. <BR> <BR> I had a bad case of the "I don't want tos" yesterday. I don't know what was going on, but I didn't want to go grocery shopping, I didn't want ... Tue, 3 Jun 2014 07:56:52 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day - 06/02 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58080209 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.” &#8213; Maya Angelou, Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Do you have a routine when shopping in your favorite grocery store? <BR> <BR> Yes, I generally go to the produce section to start and then work my way through the store. Mon, 2 Jun 2014 07:51:52 EST MAKE IT HAPPEN, Monday, June 2nd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58080189 Leslie Blog Challenge: June hasn't been published yet. <BR> <BR> MissM, we always celebrate my grandparents birthdays as well, even though they have been gone for some time. It sounds like you have been a busy girl! I hope you enjoyed your walk on the beach! <BR> <BR> It was a beautiful day here too. We were able to have 2 of our meals outside at the patio table. And we worked in the yard a little bit. Meals have been planned for this week. I cooked a casserole that will make us two di... Mon, 2 Jun 2014 07:50:13 EST 1-4 miles a day, Challenge for June http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5878x6442x58077126 Anyone want to join me in a 1-4 mile walk. See how many miles we can get in the month of June. Rain or shine Leslies tapes are ready to get us walking. <BR> lets go on this journey together... Sun, 1 Jun 2014 22:31:26 EST SIMPLY SUNDAY, June 1st http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58070891 Leslie Blog Challenge: June hasn't been published yet. However, I'm going to guess that this would be a active rest day. <BR> <BR> I typed an entire post from my Mom's computer which promptly disappeared into cyber-space. DH got my Mom's car fixed that DS23 has been driving. We got her the barbecue she has been craving. I had half a potato with barbecue on it. We took my mom to get her hair cut. She was looking good when we left the salon. We got her grocery shopping done for the week. Okay,... Sun, 1 Jun 2014 11:45:12 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day - 06/01 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58070822 DAILY QUOTE: “Changes are inevitable and not always controllable. What can be controlled is how you manage, react to and work through the change process.” &#8213; Kelly A. Morgan <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Have you figured out your June goals yet? <BR> <BR> I am still working on the specific goals for the month. I have been taking mine a week at a time. Sun, 1 Jun 2014 11:38:17 EST June Walk Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5878x6442x58059863 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, 10 pts six days out of seven. <BR> Option B: For walkers, 1 pt per 1,000 steps, 10 pt bonus for reaching 10,000 in a day <BR> Option C: For walkers, 1 pt per mile walked, 3 miles add 5 pts, 6 days out of seven 10 pts. <BR> <BR> June 1: <BR> June 2: <BR> June 3: <BR> June 4: <BR> June 5: <BR> June 6: <BR> J... Sat, 31 May 2014 11:07:54 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day - 05/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58047465 DAILY QUOTE: “&#8206;Today is a new day. It's a day you have never seen before and will never see again. Stop telling yourself the 'same cr@p, different day' lie! How many days has that lie stolen from you? Seize the wonder and uniqueness of today! Recognize that throughout this beautiful day, you have an incredible amount of opportunities to move your life into the direction you want it to go.” &#8213; Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience <BR> <... Fri, 30 May 2014 07:57:36 EST FINALLY FRIDAY! MAY 30TH http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58047450 Leslie Blog Challenge: Friday MAY 30: From the 4 Mile Power Walk DVD – Do Mile 3! More POWER SURGES!!!! <BR> <BR> Sandi, I love places like that! My hometown was much more like that than Dallas is. <BR> <BR> I maintained last night. I am just thankful that it wasn't a gain. I was a little out of control with the pizza the other night. Planning for a better week this week for sure. I know my meal plan is helpful there and if I have the stuff to make the meal, all the better. Off to get rea... Fri, 30 May 2014 07:55:56 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day - 05/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58035946 DAILY QUOTE: “Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest accomplishment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” &#8213; Leo Buscaglia <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: If you had to choose would you rather give up french fries or chocolate? <BR> <BR> French fries for me definitely. I don't have chocolate that often, but when I do, I try to choose the dark chocolate. Thu, 29 May 2014 08:13:02 EST THOUGHTFUL THURSDAY - May 29th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58035928 Leslie Blog Challenge: Thursday MAY 29: From the 4 Mile Power Walk DVD – Do Mile 2! Just say...POWER SURGE! That’s the way to BURN! <BR> <BR> MissM, perhaps you can visit her from time to time at the new place. When my mom was in the rehab facility I noticed there were many who didn't seem to have family members around. We are either going to have to look for someone to stay with my mom or talk to her again about Assisted Living. She's frequently getting stuck in her recliner and can't ge... Thu, 29 May 2014 08:12:07 EST New to Team !!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6442x58024452 Hello- <BR> <BR> I jointed this team last night. I am not a new Sparker just someone who fell off the wagon and is trying to get back on. I am 45 and live in Cincinnati, Ohio. I like these videos because I have space in my house, I can walk in my basement. <BR> <BR> I am looking forward to the challenges - I need something to keep me focused and motivated. Wed, 28 May 2014 08:28:20 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day - 05/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58024143 DAILY QUOTE: “The difference between being mediocre and achieving excellence is you.” &#8213; Stephen Richards, Think Your way to Success: Let Your Dreams Run Free <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: When you go to the store, are you a list person or memory person? <BR> <BR> I am a list person, but sometimes I forget to put stuff on my list that I remember when I am in the store. <BR> Wed, 28 May 2014 08:06:05 EST BE A WINNER WEDNESDAY, MAY 28th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58024108 Leslie Blog Challenge: Wednesday MAY 28: From the Ultimate 5 Day Walk Plan DVD – Do the Red Mile (3rd Mile) add the Full Body Stretch! <BR> <BR> MissM, there is nothing like time with family! It sounds like you have been busy, but are enjoying that time with your sister. I agree with you on the packing part. It always makes me sad because it signals someone is leaving. Such a frustrating situation with your little patient, but no doubt that karma will come back to bite him in the behind.... Wed, 28 May 2014 08:04:06 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the day - 05/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58011644 DAILY QUOTE: “Do the things you used to talk about doing but never did. Know when to let go and when to hold on tight. Stop rushing. Don't be intimidated to say it like it is. Stop apologizing all the time. Learn to say no, so your yes has some oomph. Spend time with the friends who lift you up, and cut loose the ones who bring you down. Stop giving your power away. Be more concerned with being interested than being interesting. Be old enough to appreciate your freedom, and young enough to en... Tue, 27 May 2014 08:02:11 EST THANK A VET TUESDAY, May 27th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58011617 Leslie Blog Challenge: Tuesday MAY 27: From the 4 Mile Power Walk DVD - Do Mile 1! <BR> (** Beautiful MARY our Cali Walk Leader joins this group!) <BR> <BR> Sandi, you can go to <link>www.conquerchiari.org/index.html </link> for more info. The short version is for someone that has it is that their brain is falling out of their head. That is actually what we are doing a fundraiser for tonight. My best friend Aimee was diagnosed and had decompression surgery for it not quite 5 years ago.... Tue, 27 May 2014 08:00:54 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? OF THE DAY - 05/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58002531 DAILY QUOTE: “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” &#8213; Albert Einstein <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Do you make grocery lists? <BR> <BR> Yes. I may not always stick to them if I see a good deal, but I have been trying to make sure that I put what I need for my meal plan on my list. <BR> Mon, 26 May 2014 11:02:45 EST MEMORIAL DAY MONDAY: May 26th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x58002511 Leslie Blog Challenge: Monday MAY 26 – MEMORIAL DAY! From the Ultimate 5 Day Walk Plan DVD – Do the Blue Mile (Mile 1) add the ABS session! <BR> <BR> MissM, I am so sorry for your loss. I know it is hard to lose a friend. It sounds like you and your sister are enjoying your time while still getting some walking and workouts in. I wish I could find a workout buddy again. I did so much better when I had a workout buddy. <BR> <BR> Yesterday was a good day although we missed church. We got ... Mon, 26 May 2014 11:00:58 EST SIMPLY SUNDAY: May 25th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x57991752 Leslie Blog Challenge: Sunday MAY 25: WALK by Faith...not by sight! And do I hear an Amen to that! We need a little more “FAITH” in our Walk! 15 mins. of walking with friends, family, pets, neighbors...everybody! <BR> <BR> Lynn, sometimes we just have to give ourselves a good talking to, figure out most what we don't want to be (I don't want to get up at 5 a.m. to work out or I don't want to be unhealthy) and get started again. Sometimes you just need to start with small goals. 8 glasses o... Sun, 25 May 2014 10:17:00 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day - 05/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x57991507 DAILY QUOTE: “You can only work on yourself. Start there.” &#8213; Alice O. Howell <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: How many keys are on your key ring? <BR> <BR> Depends on which one...but on either there are no less than 5, I think. Sun, 25 May 2014 10:04:45 EST CELEBRATE YOU SATURDAY - May 24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x57982127 Leslie Blog Challenge: Saturday MAY 24: From the 5K with a Twist DVD – Do the final Mile – 3rd Mile (starts at approx. 28 mins. into workout) <BR> <BR> Sandi, My hope is to do that on Monday since I have that extra day. Even if it is not full meals, if I can get part of it done (hamburger meat browned, etc.) it will be a step in the right direction. I did put together the meal plan for the week. <BR> <BR> MissM, It sounds like you and your sister are going to have a good time! Enjoy your... Sat, 24 May 2014 11:08:50 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? OF THE DAY - 05/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x57982088 DAILY QUOTE: “It's not what you've got, it's what you use that makes a difference.” &#8213; Zig Ziglar <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Do you have plans for Memorial day? <BR> <BR> Not really. I am hoping to get some meals prepared in advance. Sat, 24 May 2014 11:04:51 EST FINALLY FRIDAY - May 23rd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x57970047 Leslie Blog Challenge: Friday MAY 23: From The Ultimate 5 Day Walk Plan DVD – Do the Green Mile (4th Mile) add the Chest/Back session! (On this DVD – The Warm Up Walk and Cool Down Walk adds approx. 10 extra minutes – if you want to skip those sections just click “fast forward” on your DVD player – you are safe to get right to the Mile!) <BR> <BR> MissM, I am so sorry to hear that. I know that must be frustrating for your patient and her other family. <BR> <BR> Sandi, sounds like a busy ... Fri, 23 May 2014 07:51:00 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the day - 05/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x57970001 DAILY QUOTE: “You have a unique gift to offer this world. Be true to yourself, be kind to yourself, read and learn about everything that interests you and keep away from people who bring you down. When you treat yourself kindly and respect the uniqueness of those around you, you will be giving this world an amazing gift... YOU!” &#8213; Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: If you had to choose between running or riding a... Fri, 23 May 2014 07:47:08 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the day - 05/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x57959074 DAILY QUOTE: “We need to send our words out in the direction we want them to go. In other words, we need to start talking victory when we’re staring at defeat. We need to start talking healing when we’re feeling sick. We need to start blessing and prosperity when we don’t have anything. We need to speak about marching when we feel like quitting.” &#8213; Jentezen Franklin, Believe That You Can: Moving with Faith and Tenacity to the Dream God Has Given You <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Do you col... Thu, 22 May 2014 07:40:08 EST THIRSTY THURSDAY: May 22nd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x57959052 Leslie Challenge Blog: Thursday MAY 22: From 5K with a Twist DVD – Do Mile 2! (start at 15 mins. into workout to 30 mins.)(**LOVE the Oldie but Goodie WALKS from my Walk Studio in PA!) <BR> <BR> MissM, I do hope you have a great visit with your sister. Great job on your workout! <BR> <BR> Sandi, I do hope you enjoy your visit with friends. It is always nice to be able to just get together and hang out. I remember doing that a lot with my family. <BR> <BR> Yesterday was busy. They had a... Thu, 22 May 2014 07:38:35 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day - 05/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x57947319 DAILY QUOTE: “Perseverance is the act of true role models and heroes.” &#8213; Liza M. Wiemer <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: What's for dinner? <BR> <BR> We are having a Caesar Salad with that Opa Greek Style dressing. I have been looking forward to it. :-) Wed, 21 May 2014 08:00:36 EST WORK IT OUT WEDNESDAY, May 21st http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x57947301 Leslie Blog Challenge: Wednesday MAY 21: From Ultimate 5 Day Walk Plan – Do the Yellow Mile (2nd Mile) add the Legs Session! (***The Ultimate 5 Day Walk Plan DVD has loads of mini workouts – covers every muscle group from head to toe!) <BR> <BR> MissM, I do love to visit with family. It just makes special memories that you have for a lifetime. <BR> <BR> Lynn, that really frustrates me as well. You will appreciate this though. One of my former co-workers (God rest her soul) used to trea... Wed, 21 May 2014 07:58:59 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? OF THE DAY - 05/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x57935483 DAILY QUOTE: “The power behind taking responsibility for your actions lies in putting an end to negative thought patterns. You no longer dwell on what went wrong or focus on whom you are going to blame. You don't waste time building roadblocks to your success. Instead, you are set free and can now focus on succeeding.” &#8213; Lorii Myers <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: What's for breakfast? <BR> <BR> I had a "mug" egg which consisted of Eggbeaters (1/2 cup), 1 slice of Canadian Bacon cut up and ... Tue, 20 May 2014 07:57:28 EST TAKE CARE OF YOU TUESDAY, May 20th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x57935473 Leslie Blog Challenge: Tuesday MAY 20: From the 5K with a Twist DVD – Do Mile 1! (First 15 mins. of the workout) <BR> <BR> MissM, I have been trying to eat no more than 4 hours apart myself. It seems to help me to not get quite so hungry. I think I'm just going to have to make the time to do it. One of the girls I watch on YouTube videos makes the same thing each week and I just don't think I can do that. I need something slightly different sometimes or I'll get really bored. How great... Tue, 20 May 2014 07:56:22 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day - 05/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x57923260 DAILY QUOTE: “Your circumstances do NOT define you. Expect a GRAND finale.” &#8213; John Paul Warren <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: What's for lunch? <BR> <BR> Today lunch is a mixed green salad (it is the spring mix, I think, with some romaine mixed in) and tomatoes with a little chicken. I am sure I will use a tiny bit of dressing, but I never use much. <BR> Mon, 19 May 2014 08:26:48 EST MAKE IT HAPPEN MONDAY, May 19th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x57923254 Leslie Blog Challenge: Monday MAY 19: From the Ultimate 5 Day Walk Plan DVD – Do the Purple Mile (5th Mile) add the Arms Session (**From the “Create Your Own Workout” option on the Menu) <BR> <BR> MissM, it sounds like you are adjusting to this new schedule like a champ! I have to figure out when I can get my meals cooked ahead. I'm definitely trying to get my meal plan in order and try to get my meals cooked, at least, partly in advance. Last night and tonight we are having salads. <BR>... Mon, 19 May 2014 08:25:58 EST KEEP IT SIMPLE SUNDAY: May 18th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x57912375 Leslie Blog Challenge: Sunday MAY 18: 15 minutes of SOUL Boosting walking …. you need people …. people! Bring someone along …. the soul is healed, lifted, refreshed with community … commune with others today … face to face! <BR> <BR> Sandi, it is always nice to get together with friends and enjoy each other's company. <BR> <BR> We had a fun day yesterday. We went to Warbirds Over Addison. We met a Vietnam veteran who had been assigned the exact plane that we were standing in. He had quite... Sun, 18 May 2014 09:05:09 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day - 05/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x57912334 DAILY QUOTE: “You would not be here TODAY if YESTERDAY was your defining moment. LIVE THIS DAY and move towards your dreams.” &#8213; Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone and mailed it? <BR> <BR> I think it must have been last year or the year before maybe? A childhood friend went to prison for a DWI and I wrote him while he was there. <BR> Sun, 18 May 2014 09:02:30 EST SLIPPERY SLOPE SATURDAY - May 17th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x57904861 Leslie Blog Challenge: Saturday MAY 17: From the Oldie but GOODIE – The Big Burn DVD – Do the last 15 minutes of the workout. <BR> <BR> Lynn, I agree with Sandi, we do miss you when you can't post but understand completely. <BR> <BR> Sandi, I hope you enjoyed the birthday dinner. <BR> <BR> Sorry I am starting things so late. We had a guest last night and it really threw me off this morning. Sat, 17 May 2014 12:35:18 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day-05/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x57904838 DAILY QUOTE: “You can only work on yourself. Start there.” &#8213; Alice O. Howell <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: When you have a gain, how do you handle it? <BR> <BR> I try to focus on what I was lacking on (this last week it was meal planning) and focus on those things. <BR> Sat, 17 May 2014 12:32:03 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day - 05/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x57891028 DAILY QUOTE: “There are no traffic jams on the extra mile.” &#8213; Zig Ziglar <BR> <BR> “If you aim at nothing, you will hit it every time.” &#8213; Zig Ziglar <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: What are you looking forward to most in the coming week? <BR> <BR> A second chance to make this week's weight gain/lack of meal planning, etc. go away. Fri, 16 May 2014 07:44:20 EST FINALLY FRIDAY: MAY 16TH http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x57891012 Leslie Blog Challenge: Friday MAY 16: From the 5 Really BIG Miles DVD – Do Mile 5 – I called it THE WILD MILE!!! (***Hug my brother … so sweet he came to walk with me … my sister in law and niece too!) <BR> <BR> Sandi, it does indeed. It should be here on the 17th (tomorrow) being delivered to my house. I'm not sure we'll be here, but at least I know I will have it for next week. At least you are not cleaning it out and then having to come back! You said y'all would be there for a month ... Fri, 16 May 2014 07:43:18 EST newbie? nah, not really..... :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6442x57886773 hello sparkies, :) <BR> <BR> my name is kim. i am a canadian, who loves photography (mostly street photography and nature), addicted to hello kitty & horror movies (yeah, i know that both of them don't go well together...but that's just me){*smiles*}. i am *wanting* to become a vegetarian but kind of nervous that i would just end up turning back to meat in the end... but i am willing to even try to do it. :) i am an emotional eater... but, surprising i did everything but eat after g... Thu, 15 May 2014 20:21:58 EST THINNING THURSDAY - May 15th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x57881509 Leslie Blog Challenge: Thursday MAY 15: From the oldie but GOODIE – The Big Burn DVD - DO the 1st 15 mins. – Love my friends at my Walk Studio in PA! <BR> <BR> I hope everyone is well. It was a busy day at work yesterday. I have to admit that I will be very glad when my Migrelief comes in. That’s what my neurologist recommended and it seems to do the trick. My head has been killing me. Hoping I can make it through today. I have weigh in, then we have DD's concert, etc. It will make for ... Thu, 15 May 2014 09:59:02 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 05/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x57881486 DAILY QUOTE: “You make mistakes, mistakes don't make you” &#8213; Maxwell Maltz <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Do you tell the truth about your age? <BR> <BR> When asked, yes. I sometimes have to think about it because I tend to make myself older than I am between my Mom and oldest son's birthday and my own. We are all approximately 20 years apart. <BR> Thu, 15 May 2014 09:57:26 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day - 05/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x57867713 DAILY QUOTE: “Every challenge you encounter in life is a fork in the road. You have the choice to choose which way to go - backward, forward, breakdown or breakthrough.” &#8213; Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha, Overcoming the Challenges of Life <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Do you prefer to live in the city or the suburbs? <BR> <BR> I think technically this is a suburb, but I don't think they could pay me to live in Dallas proper...unless it was in one of the older neighborhoods where I could walk to most... Wed, 14 May 2014 07:49:36 EST WINNING WEDNESDAY: May 14th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x57867703 Leslie Blog Challenge: Wednesday MAY 14: From the 5 Really BIG Miles DVD – Do Mile 4 – Intervals of BOOSTED Walking & Strength Training ….whew … it’s sweaty …. and have you noticed the awesome music in 5 Really BIG Miles? ….la la la … put a little love in your heart …. sing every body! <BR> <BR> Sandi, My head was still hurting most of the day. Today, I have a migraine hangover...and the super bright light is back behind my eyes. I really hope my Migralief comes in soon. It is natural, b... Wed, 14 May 2014 07:48:40 EST TEMPTATION TUESDAY, May 13th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x57856070 Leslie Blog Challenge: Tuesday MAY 13: From the 5 Mega Miles DVD – Do Mile 1 – Classic Low Impact Walking! <BR> <BR> Sandi, I am glad you enjoyed your visit. Enjoy the trip tot he cabin! <BR> <BR> I hope everyone is well. Yesterday, aside from being exhausted from waking up so early and having a headache that you wouldn't believe, I got to deal with the crew putting together my new furniture right behind me. Did not help my head at all. I got my computer moved in and set up, but it still d... Tue, 13 May 2014 08:09:38 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day - 05/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x57856047 Daily Quote: “Your limits are somewhere up there, waiting for you to reach beyond infinity.” &#8213; Arnold Henry <BR> <BR> Daily Question: If you have a choice between going to an Arboretum (or something like it) or going to a Home and Garden show, which would you choose? <BR> <BR> I think, depending on the weather, that I would choose the Arboretum. I've been there once and I really enjoyed it. Tue, 13 May 2014 08:07:26 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day - 05/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x57843704 DAILY QUOTE: “The power behind taking responsibility for your actions lies in putting an end to negative thought patterns. You no longer dwell on what went wrong or focus on whom you are going to blame. You don't waste time building roadblocks to your success. Instead, you are set free and can now focus on succeeding.” &#8213; Lorii Myers <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Who is the last person outside of your family who said “I love you” to you? <BR> <BR> Actually saying it, I think that would be ... Mon, 12 May 2014 08:05:10 EST MANIC MONDAY: May 12th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x57843689 Leslie Blog Challenge: Monday MAY 12: From the 5 Really BIG Miles DVD – Do Mile 3 – IT’s FAST FAST FAST walking! <BR> <BR> Lynn, every chance I get! I wish we were all closer together but thankfully we are only about an hour away. <BR> <BR> MissM, I hope you had a wonderful Mother's day! <BR> <BR> It was a good day yesterday. Enjoyed church service and seeing my Mom and my oldest son. DD decorated a stool for me, which is so cute. She painted a daisy on it because she knows I love dais... Mon, 12 May 2014 08:03:59 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of Day - Sunday, 05/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x57834343 DAILY QUOTE: “I am, for the most part, who I am because my good mother was who she was.” <BR> &#8213; Richelle E. Goodrich, Smile Anyway: Quotes, Verse, & Grumblings for Every Day of the Year <BR> <BR> DAILY QUESTION: Do you have a way that you traditionally celebrate Mother's Day? <BR> <BR> We normally have lunch or dinner with my Mom and my MIL (not often at the same time) and do gifts. It is always such a blessing. Sun, 11 May 2014 09:20:21 EST HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY SUNDAY: May 11th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x57834328 Leslie Blog Challenge: Sunday MAY 11 – MOM’s DAY! Do I have to say it???? CALL MOM!!! Or better …. go for a 15 minute “I LOVE My Mom” WALK! *** Message to all Moms …. the kids want a “healthy” MOM! <BR> <BR> MISSM, I hope you enjoyed meeting him and that you had a nice visit. FB is so nice for finding people/old friends. <BR> <BR> It was a lot of fun at the Vintage Market. I didn't see a lot of what I was expecting...it was more antique furniture, but it was fun to walk around and see wh... Sun, 11 May 2014 09:19:00 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day - 05/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x57824084 Daily Quote: “Life’s a marathon, not a sprint.” &#8213; Phillip C. McGraw <BR> <BR> Daily Question: Do you bring your own shampoo and conditioner when you travel, or do you use what the hotel provides? <BR> <BR> I bring my own, but I usually bring the little bottles home with me. Don’t ask me why. <BR> Sat, 10 May 2014 08:57:57 EST SUPER FUN SATURDAY: May 10th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x57824069 Leslie Blog Challenge: Saturday MAY 10: From the 5 Mega Miles DVD – Do Mile 4 – Intervals of Brisk Walking & Strength Training! <BR> <BR> Lynn, how was weigh in? I hope it wasn't as bad as you thought. If it was though, at least you faced the scale and know where to go from here. <BR> <BR> Sandi, glad you made it safely. <BR> <BR> Yesterday, we cleaned out my office (furniture and all) so that it would be ready for the new stuff on Monday. I am excited about the change. So for the time b... Sat, 10 May 2014 08:56:49 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day - May 9th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x57812366 Daily Quote: “Manifesting is a lot like making a cake. The things needed are supplied by you, the mixing is done by your mind and the baking is done in the oven of the universe.” &#8213; Stephen Richards, Think Your way to Success: Let Your Dreams Run Free <BR> <BR> Daily Question: Do you prefer to pay for things with cash or plastic? <BR> <BR> Generally, I have to pay with plastic because I rarely carry cash. If I have cash on me, I usually will pay with that. <BR> Fri, 9 May 2014 08:09:26 EST T.G.I.FRIDAY: May 9th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x57812359 Leslie Blog Challenge: Friday MAY 9: From the 5 Really BIG Miles DVD – Do Mile 1 – the Really BIG group is so much FUN! <BR> <BR> MissM, I can understand your frustration with sand in your salad. I bought one from Wendy's several years ago and it was growing stuff. I haven't been able to eat at Wendy's since. So glad that your husband colonoscopy came back fine! Sounds like you and your patient are getting along pretty well. I do hope her son isn't as bad as you have been told. <BR> <B... Fri, 9 May 2014 08:08:06 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day - 05/08 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x57800468 Daily Quote: “Your limits are somewhere up there, waiting for you to reach beyond infinity.” &#8213; Arnold Henry <BR> <BR> Daily Question: Do you enjoy window shopping? <BR> <BR> I enjoy window shopping. I can plan for what I am going to buy. I will not deny that I enjoy shopping from time to time, but Mom and I used to go to the store when we couldn't afford to pay attention and window shop so it brings back fond memories for me. Thu, 8 May 2014 08:12:24 EST THOUGHTFUL THURSDAY, May 8th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x57800445 Leslie Blog Challenge: Thursday MAY 8: From the 5 Mega Miles DVD – Do Mile 5 – Get your ABS in on the action with The AB Walk! <BR> <BR> Hope everyone is doing well and has a GREAT day! <BR> <BR> Pretty much the entire family had headaches last night so we ordered pizza in. Everything is allowed in moderation, right? I ate my serving and then, although my mind was trying to tell me to eat more, I waited. Then I realized I was full so there was no reason to eat more. I have some leftover Me... Thu, 8 May 2014 08:10:18 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day - 05/07 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x57787774 Daily Quote:“If you've got nothing to dance about, find a reason to sing.” &#8213; Melody Carstairs <BR> <BR> Daily Question: What is your favorite brand of detergent? <BR> <BR> I think my favorite is Era, but we have been stocking up on different brands that we can get a good deal on. Couponing definitely helps there. Wed, 7 May 2014 07:47:32 EST WALKING WEDNESDAY - May 7th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x57787763 Wednesday MAY 7: From the 5 Really BIG Miles DVD - Do Mile 2 – add strength training to walking …BIG BURN! <BR> <BR> Sandi, it definitely sounds like you had a super busy day! I hope you got everything done! When are you leaving to go to see your son and family? <BR> <BR> So I did a little different spin on the Cheeseburger and Tot casserole last night. I added green beans. It has become a family favorite again with the change. I read some other recipes where they were putting Ro-Tel in ... Wed, 7 May 2014 07:46:30 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day - 05/06 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x57775638 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: Would you rather...drink a diet soda or regular soda or water? <BR> <BR> Personally, water. Tue, 6 May 2014 08:10:09 EST TERRIFIC TUESDAY: May 6th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x57775620 Tuesday MAY 6: From the 5 Mega Miles DVD – Do Mile 3! **It’s all SPEED! <BR> <BR> Lynn, Great job on planning to get back on track. I know it can be difficult after being on vacation for a bit. <BR> <BR> Sandi, it sounds like you have a busy time in front of you. I'm sure you will enjoy the rewards (both seeing your son and enjoying the cabin as well) once it's all said and done. <BR> <BR> MissM, I do hope the new schedule works out better for you. Did everything go well for your hu... Tue, 6 May 2014 08:09:10 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day - April 5th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x57762103 Daily Quote: “Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.” &#8213; William Faulkner <BR> <BR> Daily Question: If you had to choose between only your cell phone or only your laptop all week which would you choose? <BR> <BR> Cell phone definitely. I think I could stay off the computer, but I'd go a little crazy without my cell phone. Mon, 5 May 2014 08:03:01 EST Happy CINCO DE MAYO MONDAY: April 5th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x57762080 Monday MAY 5 – Cinco de Mayo!!! Ok let’s do it this way … Do (3) 5 Minute walks … one in the morning, one in the afternoon and one in the evening …. make them all BRISK & Challenging! <BR> <BR> Lynn, that is amazing! Congrats! Welcome back from your vacation. I hope you had a GREAT time! <BR> <BR> MissM, is this the start of your new schedule or have you already started? <BR> <BR> It was a good day yesterday. Although we were good and tired when we were coming back. I think we just had... Mon, 5 May 2014 08:01:28 EST KEEP IT SIMPLE SUNDAY: May 4th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x57750391 Sunday MAY 4: Walk …. and TALK …with family and / or friends for 15 minutes! It’s soul lifting, brain boosting, heart healthy …. this is the BEST Face time! WALK TIME! <BR> <BR> Sandi, I do hope you were able to help! I know that can be frustrating for a child to be uncomfortable. <BR> <BR> MissM, sounds like you had a good Saturday. I love being able to just walk around and enjoy the sights and the weather and not being in any hurry to get anywhere. It's always nice. I wish I could do... Sun, 4 May 2014 09:07:11 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day - 05/04 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x57750317 Daily Quote: “If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.” &#8213; Henry Ford <BR> <BR> Daily Question: How often do you weigh yourself? <BR> <BR> Normally only once per week, but I have started weighing myself in the mornings on Thursday before I go to my meeting. Sun, 4 May 2014 09:02:01 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day - 05/03 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x57739858 Daily Quote: “You don't have to be a hero to accomplish great things---to compete. You can just be an ordinary chap, sufficiently motivated to reach challenging goals.” &#8213; Edmund Hillary, High Adventure <BR> <BR> Daily Question: Would you rather breathe like Darth Vader or talk like Yoda? <BR> <BR> I think I would rather talk like Yoda. <BR> <BR> I thought we needed a fun question today. :-) Sat, 3 May 2014 09:19:27 EST CELEBRATION SATURDAY: May 3rd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x57739836 Saturday MAY 3: From the Walk It Off in 30 Days DVD – You guessed it – Do the final 15 minutes of the BURN 30 Segment! <BR> <BR> MissM, that is awesome! I am so glad that it is working out for you. <BR> <BR> MILDOLLARSMILE, you are doing awesome. Just listen to your body though and try not to overdo it. It is easy to be gung ho and then wind up with a set back. Great job! <BR> <BR> Sandi, I am hoping that I can talk DH into letting me go to Macy's and pick up a couple of things. Jac... Sat, 3 May 2014 09:17:02 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day - 05/02 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x57726622 Daily Quote: “Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.” &#8213; Ralph Waldo Emerson <BR> <BR> Daily Question: Would you rather change something in your past or see what your future holds? <BR> <BR> Despite having some unpleasant things to me when I was younger, I think I'd rather see what the future holds. Fri, 2 May 2014 07:38:06 EST FABULOUS FRIDAY - May 2nd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x57726592 Friday MAY 2: From the Walk It Off in 30 Days DVD – Do the 1st 15 minutes of the BURN 30 Segment! <BR> <BR> MILDOLLARSMILE, I LOVE days like that! I am hoping that I can string several of those together! Great job on the workout! <BR> <BR> MissM, that does sound like a great lunch. Sounds like a great way to start the day! Great job! <BR> <BR> Sandi, that sounds like a good day! <BR> <BR> We had a rough day yesterday because one of our systems went down and was down for at least 3 ho... Fri, 2 May 2014 07:35:52 EST May Walk Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5878x6442x57720809 This month we are going to change it up with an option A, B or C. Because not everyone does videos and only some people have a step tracker. It goes like this: <BR> Option A: For the videos, 1 pt per mile, 5 pts entire video, 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> Here's the template to copy and paste:... Thu, 1 May 2014 18:59:42 EST 1-4 miles a day, Challenge for May http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5878x6442x57713506 Anyone interested to join me in walking 1-4 miles a day? See how many miles we can walk in the month of May. Rain or shine it is always a good time to walk with Leslie. <BR> Lets get walking together... Thu, 1 May 2014 08:11:36 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day - May 1st http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x57713356 Daily Quote: “Write this down: My life is full of unlimited possibilities.” &#8213; Pablo <BR> <BR> Daily Question: Would you rather have $100,000 in cash or $1,000,000 in Amazon Gift Cards? <BR> <BR> I think the Amazon Gift Cards. We order so much from Amazon I think it'd be worth it. Thu, 1 May 2014 07:57:16 EST THOUGHTFUL THURSDAY - May 1st http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x57713343 Leslie Blog: Thursday MAY 1: Kick off the month STRONG! From the 5 Mega Miles DVD – Do Mile 2 (It’s so good – get your band and fitness gloves ready!) The 5 Mega Mile DVD has everything you need for total body fitness … calorie burning cardio, body slimming toning, full range flexibility …. smart exercise! <BR> <BR> MissM, I do hope they agree with your schedule change. Did you enjoy your lunch with your in-laws? <BR> <BR> Sandi, DS23 seems to be feeling much better with the antibiotics in... Thu, 1 May 2014 07:56:28 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day - 04/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x57699391 Daily Quote: “You are where you are and what you are because of yourself, nothing else. Nature is neutral. Nature doesn't care. If you do what other successful people do, you will enjoy the same results and rewards that they do. And if you don't, you won't.” &#8213; Brian Tracy, Focal Point: A Proven System to Simplify Your Life, Double Your Productivity, and Achieve All Your Goals <BR> <BR> Daily Question: Would you rather... <BR> ...have everlasting fame and fortune and nothing else or hav... Wed, 30 Apr 2014 07:59:10 EST WINNING WEDNESDAY - April 30th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x57699366 Leslie Blog Challenge: Walk with Friends: <link>https://wl.easypromosapp.com/p/5519#<BR>sthash.9Ah7bJa7.dpuf </link> <BR> <BR> Sandi, we haven't been to the movies lately. Soon, I hope we can get to the movies. I understand about not wanting to go shopping in the rain. Glad you enjoyed the movie! <BR> <BR> So last night was a quick and easy meal. I got the idea from watching Weight Watcher Girl 1 and decided to throw together a Mexican Pizza. It was a hit with my family. We have leftov... Wed, 30 Apr 2014 07:57:27 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day - 04/29/2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x57686566 Daily Quote: “It's not what you've got, it's what you use that makes a difference.” &#8213; Zig Ziglar <BR> <BR> Daily Question: Would you rather... <BR> <BR> have free Starbucks for a year or free Itunes forever? <BR> <BR> The Itunes. I enjoy Starbucks, but I don't have it too much and getting it free would just prompt me to want to get it more often. <BR> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 07:55:34 EST TANTALIZING TUESDAY - April 29th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x57686545 Leslie Blog Challenge: Walk with Friends: <link>https://wl.easypromosapp.com/p/5519#<BR>sthash.9Ah7bJa7.dpuf </link> <BR> <BR> MissM, I'm sorry you are having to work double duty. You are right though, you do what you have to do. Just remember to take care of you also. <BR> <BR> Sandi, DH says if we make it back to Worlds next year that he is taking us all with and we are going to Disneyland. I have never been there only to DisneyWorld. <BR> <BR> I definitely slept better last night.... Tue, 29 Apr 2014 07:53:56 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day - 04/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x57673131 Daily Quote: “Have you had a failure or rejection? You could get bitter. That's one way to deal with it. Or...you could just get BETTER. What do you think?” &#8213; Destiny Booze <BR> <BR> Daily Question: Would you rather? <BR> <BR> ...be famous or be the friend of someone famous? <BR> <BR> I think I'd rather be the friend of someone famous. <BR> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 07:43:13 EST MAGICAL MONDAY, April 28th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x57673121 Leslie Blog Challenge: Walk with Friends: <link>https://wl.easypromosapp.com/p/5519#<BR>sthash.9Ah7bJa7.dpuf </link> <BR> <BR> I still was up and down last night. DH's phone was dying and was tweedling in the middle of the night. Oh well, I definitely slept better when I did sleep and wasn't awake at every little noise. Now we are trying to get back on schedule. Poor DS13 is struggling and complaining that "it's only 4 a.m." I said son, you are from Texas, you just spent a day too long in... Mon, 28 Apr 2014 07:42:18 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the day - 04/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x57661939 Daily Quote: “When you concentrate your energy purposely on the future possibility that you aspire to realize, your energy is passed on to it and makes it attracted to you with a force stronger than the one you directed towards it.” &#8213; Stephen Richards, Think Your way to Success: Let Your Dreams Run Free <BR> <BR> Daily Question: Would you rather... <BR> <BR> go back in time (pre-1800's) and meet your ancestors or go into the future and meet your great grandchildren (post 2200)? <BR> ... Sun, 27 Apr 2014 09:18:37 EST TOO BLESSED FOR STRESS SUNDAY, April 27th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x57661921 Leslie Blog Challenge: Walk with Friends: <link>https://wl.easypromosapp.com/p/5519#<BR>sthash.9Ah7bJa7.dpuf </link> <BR> <BR> MissM, did you enjoy your day yesterday? We had some really nice weather and it was getting warm in the house. To the point that it was getting hot. <BR> <BR> Sandi, the one fall/winter I was in Florida it was the coldest they had in years or so I remember hearing. All I had was a light jacket and felt completely unprepared. At least I didn't have to be out i... Sun, 27 Apr 2014 09:17:03 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day - 04/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x57651839 Daily Quote: “I’ve learned that no matter how inspired, fired up and motivated you might be, the dark clouds will always set in” - Bernard Kelvin Clive, Your Dreams Will Not Die <BR> <BR> As we like to say so often, life happens. it doesn't mean that we need to give up, but maybe change the game plan temporarily. <BR> <BR> Daily Question: What time do you normally finish work/get home? <BR> <BR> I get off work at 5 and generally head straight home. Depending on traffic, I am home between 5... Sat, 26 Apr 2014 10:32:58 EST KEEP IT SIMPLE SATURDAY, April 26th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x57651825 Leslie Blog Challenge: Walk with Friends: <link>https://wl.easypromosapp.com/p/5519#<BR>sthash.9Ah7bJa7.dpuf </link> <BR> <BR> MissM, I know how it is when your schedule changes and your body has to adjust. I hope you have a great weekend! <BR> <BR> MILDOLLARSMILE, Congrats on being released! I can relate to that surgery more than you know! I had endo and they didn't find much when they first went in, but they did remove my appendix. Sounds like you have a plan in place for getting b... Sat, 26 Apr 2014 10:31:36 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day - 04/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x57638136 Daily Quote: “Interrupt your thoughts of "I should", with your action of doing.” &#8213; Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free <BR> <BR> Daily Question: Do you tend to plan your evening meals in advance or do you grab something on your way home? <BR> <BR> I really try to plan them and have a back up plan, but sometimes I still just throw my hands up and say let's order in. <BR> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 07:42:07 EST FEELIN' GOOD FRIDAY: April 25th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x57638097 Leslie Blog Challenge: Walk with Friends: <link>https://wl.easypromosapp.com/p/5519#<BR>sthash.9Ah7bJa7.dpuf </link> <BR> <BR> MissM, sometimes our bodies need rest. I think your body is still adjusting to the new schedule with work and all. Just listen to your body and make sure you take care of yourself. <BR> <BR> Sandi, Happy belated birthday to your DH. I hope y'all have a great time celebrating. My bosses actually buy us lunch fairly often. I am so blessed to be in this positio... Fri, 25 Apr 2014 07:40:11 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day - 04/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x57625898 Daily Quote: “You're never ready for what you have to do. You just do it. That makes you ready.” &#8213; Flora Rheta Schreiber, Sybil: The Classic True Story of a Woman Possessed by Sixteen Personalities <BR> <BR> Daily Question: What do you typically do in the evening to relax? <BR> <BR> I typically try to sit down for a little bit and just try to clear my mind from the day's events. Sometimes that includes reading or mindless tv. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:59:10 EST THOUGHTFUL THURSDAY, April 24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x57625851 Leslie Blog Challenge: Walk with Friends: <link>https://wl.easypromosapp.com/p/5519#<BR>sthash.9Ah7bJa7.dpuf </link> <BR> <BR> MILDOLLARSMILE, I guess this is what happens when you let your guard down. I was super picky about the one before this and liked him well enough, but after the crown that he did, I was reminded that I needed laughing gas to get through them. Otherwise I just freak out. Hopefully all will go with the doctor today and you will get your much anticipated release! <... Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:56:50 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of Day - 04/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x57613438 Daily Quote: “As with all other aspects of the narrative art, you will improve with practice, but practice will never make you perfect. Why should it? What fun would that be?” &#8213; Stephen King <BR> <BR> Daily Question: Do you take lunch to works/school from home? <BR> <BR> I think the answer to this can be considered yes because I tend to take things in bulk. I take a package of sandwich thins and some lunch meat and keep it in the fridge at work. I also have frozen veggies in the freez... Wed, 23 Apr 2014 08:20:56 EST Woot! It's Wednesday, April 23rd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x57613412 Leslie Blog Challenge: Walk with Friends: <link>https://wl.easypromosapp.com/p/5519#<BR>sthash.9Ah7bJa7.dpuf </link> <BR> <BR> MissM, I hope that DH gets some answers about his back. I recall you saying this has been going on for a bit. Great job on your juggling of work and workouts with your daily life. It is not always easy to do. I totally forgot it was Earth day. Last year we made a point to go to Target and we got the little bags they were giving out for Earth day. They are aw... Wed, 23 Apr 2014 08:18:56 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day - 04/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x57601049 Daily Quote:“If you can’t believe in miracles, then believe in yourself. When you want something bad enough, let that drive push you to make it happen. Sometimes you’ll run into brick walls that are put there to test you. Find a way around them and stay focused on your dream. Where there’s a will, there’s a way.” &#8213; Isabel Lopez, Isabel's Hand-Me-Down Dreams <BR> <BR> Daily Question: What is the first website you go to each day? <BR> <BR> As much as I hate to admit it, it is usually Fa... Tue, 22 Apr 2014 08:11:10 EST TEMPTING TUESDAY, April 22nd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x57601021 Leslie Blog Challenge: Walk with Friends: <link>https://wl.easypromosapp.com/p/5519#<BR>sthash.9Ah7bJa7.dpuf </link> <BR> <BR> MissM, it sounds like they are keeping you busy, busy, busy! It sounds like you had a nice Easter. Great job on not going over your calories! That can sometimes be difficult with so many people around. <BR> <BR> Goal_Is_170, given how I am about seeing my mom every weekend, I can only imagine how you must have felt seeing your family for the first time in a ye... Tue, 22 Apr 2014 08:08:45 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day - 04/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x57587721 Daily Quote: “You're never ready for what you have to do. You just do it. That makes you ready.” &#8213; Flora Rheta Schreiber, Sybil: The Classic True Story of a Woman Possessed by Sixteen Personalities <BR> <BR> Daily Question: Do you eat breakfast each day? If so what? <BR> <BR> Of late, it has been regular Cheerios and another type of Cheerios (multi-grain, Peanut Butter Multi-Grain or the Dark Chocolate Multi-Grain) with fat free organic milk and coffee with coconut milk creamer (somet... Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:13:43 EST MANIC MONDAY, April 21st http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x57587707 Leslie Blog Challenge: Walk with Friends: <link>https://wl.easypromosapp.com/p/5519#<BR>sthash.9Ah7bJa7.dpuf </link> <BR> <BR> MissM, I hope you enjoyed some family time. <BR> <BR> Yesterday was enjoyable. Went to church, so my cousin (who I was friends with years before she became family)...this amazed her youngest two. I saw my aunt, my step-mom, step sister and my niece. Had lunch with my mom, saw my oldest son for a few minutes (as well as 2 of my adopted children) and then my dad ... Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:12:10 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day - 04/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x57577700 Daily Quote: “It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives. It's what we do consistently.” &#8213; Anthony Robbins <BR> <BR> Daily Question: What do you keep in the trunk of your car? If you don't have a car, what do you always carry with you? <BR> <BR> Reusable grocery bags, a mini air pump that plugs into the outlet...and the table that came standard in my CRV. There used to be 2 chairs that we kept back there, but I think we may have put them in the other car for a bit. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:12:35 EST HAPPY EASTER SUNDAY! April 20th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x57577640 Leslie Blog Challenge: Walk with Friends: <link>https://wl.easypromosapp.com/p/5519#<BR>sthash.9Ah7bJa7.dpuf </link> <BR> <BR> Sandi, I am glad you got some time with your son. I do hope the weather cooperated yesterday for your church Easter egg hunt! Always is hard for the kids when they don't get to enjoy a planned event like that. <BR> <BR> It was a nice day yesterday. Much to do, we hit a thrift store and I found a brand new skirt, as in it still had the original tag on it showing... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:04:57 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day - 04/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x57568628 Daily Quote: “The price tag you put on yourself decides your worth. Underestimating yourself will cost you dearly.” &#8213; Apoorve Dubey <BR> <BR> Daily Question: How often do you try new recipes? <BR> <BR> Not nearly often enough. Since finding a new person on YouTube...okay, a couple of new people, I am itching to try some of the recipes that I saw on their channels/blogs. Some of them, I just hadn't really thought about, but they are great ideas and I am looking forward to it. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:55:51 EST SUNNY SATURDAY, April 19th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x57568611 Leslie Blog Challenge: Walk with Friends: <link>https://wl.easypromosapp.com/p/5519#<BR>sthash.9Ah7bJa7.dpuf </link> <BR> <BR> MissM, I agree with Sandi about having to be fingerprinted for so many jobs these days. Hope you managed to get everything done! I do hope you and yours have a wonderful Easter weekend! <BR> <BR> Sandi, Yes, at 4'10", I think I have had to learn to wear things long or have my grandmother take them up. Most things I find ways to make it work, but I really think... Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:54:29 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day - April 18th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x57555110 Daily Quote: “Never say anything about yourself you don't want to come true” &#8213; Brian Tracy <BR> <BR> Truer words... <BR> <BR> Daily Question: Are you off or working this Good Friday? Do you have any big plans for the weekend? <BR> <BR> I am off today. If big plans include a physical, then I'm on it. Otherwise, we'll head north to see family, etc. on Sunday. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 08:06:56 EST GOOD FRIDAY, April 18th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6442x57555085 Leslie Blog Challenge: Walk with Friends: <link>https://wl.easypromosapp.com/p/5519#<BR>sthash.9Ah7bJa7.dpuf </link> <BR> <BR> Sandi, I am not wanting to go hog wild, but I would like to find a couple of pieces...maybe a couple of fitted jackets or shrugs (the little cropped sweater type things) to go with my skirts. I also need to get some of my Maxi skirts hemmed because they are WAY too long! I guess that happens when you are only 4'10". I appreciate my relationship with my Mom so m... Fri, 18 Apr 2014 08:05:29 EST