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SparkPeople W8Watchers Friends Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=865 Week of June 25th-July 1st http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x67049576 CHOICES: <BR> <BR> We have a choice each and everyday. <BR> <BR> We can choose to eat the things that will help us to get to our goal. <BR> <BR> We can choose to write down everything. <BR> <BR> We can choose to get in that activity. <BR> <BR> We can choose when we go grocery shopping to walk around the cookie, candy and ice cream isles. <BR> <BR> We can choose to do all the above things that will get us to goal or at least closer to goal, or we can choose not too. Its all a matter of ... Sun, 25 Jun 2017 04:29:09 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – June 21st http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x67027797 QUOTE: "I think a hero is an ordinary individual who finds strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles." - Christopher Reeve <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Where is your favorite workout? <BR> <BR> I fell in love with Zumba several years ago, but I haven’t found a teacher that I like as well as the one I had when I started. I mostly walk now. <BR> <BR> While I did not hit the gym last night, I did get a workout in. I pulled out my Walk It Off in 30 Days DVD and did... Wed, 21 Jun 2017 08:27:50 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – June 20th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x67022156 QUOTE: "Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy." - Norman Vincent Peale <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Where is your favorite place to walk/run? <BR> <BR> Honestly, I find if I think about it, I enjoy solitude and quiet when I walk through trees and with a pretty scenery. I love Colorado for that reason. No if the altitude sickness would stay away, I’d be awesome. <BR> <BR> Well, no... Tue, 20 Jun 2017 08:24:49 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – June 19th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x67016263 QUOTE: "What we do today, right now, will have an accumulated effect on all our tomorrows." - Alexandra Stoddard <BR> <BR> QUESTION: What job would you be terrible at? <BR> <BR> Even though I have been doing a lot of it lately, painter. I can do it and it will get done, but professional, it is not. Honestly, the darker colors seem to be causing me the most problems. <BR> <BR> Sorry I did not get a chance to check in last week. It was a little crazy around my house. We had a c... Mon, 19 Jun 2017 08:22:09 EST Week of June 18th-June 24th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x67010188 “ Tomorrow hopes we have learned something from yesterday" John Wayne <BR> <BR> Here we are embarking upon a new week, and I just realized yesterday , ''this year is half over!!!" The time is flying by. <BR> <BR> What do we do? We do as we've done everyday and every week and that is we plan for the week. We go to the grocery if that is what we need to do, we prep some food today for the upcoming week, we make sure we are prepared for those times when things happen to just pop up. If ... Sun, 18 Jun 2017 04:51:47 EST not new but..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x865x66995813 good afternoon...ive been on sparks for a while and done ww many times but cant afford it now....i need to lose 100lbs !!!!im 60 but feel like 160.... i hope to meet many new friends here that can help me stay on track...i have an old pts program but dont know how to calculate it into the new one...is there any way it can be done....bye for now from maine <BR> Thu, 15 Jun 2017 12:56:56 EST Week of June 11- June17th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x66970134 Three things we need to know this week. <BR> <BR> 1. No one can prepare our plan for the week except us. <BR> <BR> 2. No one is going to track our food for us. <BR> <BR> 3. No one can be blamed for our lack of success, or congratulated for our success. <BR> <BR> Three very important things to remember this week, and I could have added more to the list, but three's enough for now. We all know what we need to do to get where we want to be. I totally understand not having the MOJO to do... Sun, 11 Jun 2017 04:07:26 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – June 9th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x66960811 QUOTE: "You can’t expect to hit the jackpot if you don’t put a few nickels in the machine." - Flip Wilson <BR> <BR> QUESTION: What fictional place would you most like to go? <BR> <BR> There are so many places that I have gone to in my mind from the descriptions I have read in books or pictures I have seen online or on friend’s FB or Instagram, I’m not sure I could pick just one. <BR> <BR> Sadly, due to several different circumstances including the fact that my foot was pretty ten... Fri, 9 Jun 2017 08:27:29 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – June 8th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x66954871 QUOTE: "I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.." - Pablo Picasso <BR> <BR> QUESTION: What’s your favorite genre of book or movie? <BR> <BR> Often, it’s mystery. <BR> <BR> Finally I made it to the chiropractor. It was definitely helpful. I mentioned to him that my heal was hurting. He did something that helped to break up scar tissue and it’s still pretty tender even this morning. I did not make it to my step goal, but I am going to try... Thu, 8 Jun 2017 08:14:10 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – June 7th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x66948544 QUOTE: "Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence." - Helen Keller <BR> <BR> QUESTION: When was the last time you climbed a tree? <BR> <BR> Okay, I ask this mostly because I am curious. For me, I don’t think I have climbed a tree since I was a child. <BR> <BR> I think we are finally settling in at my office. Mary, my newest co-worker and I are getting along well. I didn’t really eat a lot yesterday, but did enjoy my fruits an... Wed, 7 Jun 2017 08:19:20 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – June 6th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x66942348 QUOTE: "Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me." - Carol Burnett <BR> <BR> QUESTION: How often do you play sports? <BR> <BR> I don’t really ever play sports. I enjoy bike riding and things like that, but we haven’t had much time to do that lately. I did get out at DD15’s birthday party and play frisbee with my DH. <BR> <BR> It was definitely a busy day yesterday, but I made time to get up and move. About mid-morning before it started to rain, I took a lap around the b... Tue, 6 Jun 2017 08:23:14 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – June 5th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x66935976 QUOTE: "Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud." - Maya Angelou <BR> <BR> QUESTION: If you had unlimited funds to build a house that you would live in for the rest of your life, what would the finished house be like? <BR> <BR> I can’t even picture it completely, but I do know I would have a big kitchen with good counter space where I could knead bread, etc. My MIL has a pot filler, which would also be nice to have too. I think it would have to have a decent amount of windows because I d... Mon, 5 Jun 2017 07:48:03 EST Week of June 4th-June 10th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x66928874 "The only place you will find work before success is in the dictionary." <BR> <BR> Yesterday I got with Ruthann at her house and we finally go her Spring cleaning done. All the windows and window screened, all the curtains taken down and washed, some were put right back up, the living room got a complete change. Light fixtures cleaned, dusted, the light covers all washed and put back, and man oh man were they bright after that. <BR> <BR> After we finished up the vacuuming and mopping th... Sun, 4 Jun 2017 04:14:55 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – June 2nd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x66918627 QUOTE: "We must let go of the life we have planned so as to accept the one that is waiting for us." - Joseph Campbell <BR> <BR> QUESTION: What’s your favorite piece of clothing you own / owned? <BR> <BR> Hmm...I had a cool pair of Guess jeans in middle school/high school that I loved, but I think my favorite was a mini skirt that was actually almost a mini skirt for me. That says something considering I am so short. <BR> <BR> My apologies for not being able to post yesterday, but it... Fri, 2 Jun 2017 08:16:50 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – May 31st http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x66905549 QUOTE: "I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination." - Jimmy Dean <BR> <BR> QUESTION: If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time? <BR> <BR> I like my sleep too much so I am not even sure I can fathom that one! <BR> <BR> Yesterday was a good day for me with my goals. I may not have been 100% within my points range, but I did track everything I ate and I made a point to try to get up and walk every hour.... Wed, 31 May 2017 08:39:55 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – May 30th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x66898974 QUOTE: "The power of imagination makes us infinite." - John Muir <BR> <BR> QUESTION: At what age did you have your first date? <BR> <BR> I was not allowed to go on a real date until I was 16. <BR> <BR> I think that things are finally calming down in my world. Well, maybe, but my DD is going to be going to camp next week and then she is going to volunteer at the animal shelter. I hope everyone had a great Memorial Day. We enjoyed some family time with my Mom’s family. Most of w... Tue, 30 May 2017 08:19:01 EST Week of May 28th- June 3 rd. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x66886690 “ Success is 99 percent failure. ” <BR> <BR> As I have mentioned before, "I don't think we ever fail, until we completely stop trying." Look how many times Edison failed with the light bulb, even Michael Jordan has talked about failing from time to time. <BR> I say instead of beating ourselves up over what we think we are failing at, instead we look at some of the things that we have succeeded at. All you Mother's out there, look at the children you've brought up, all of us that are not... Sun, 28 May 2017 04:50:03 EST Week of May 21-May 27th. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x66845182 if you want to make good use of your time, you've got to know what's most important and then give it all you've got." Lee Iacocca <BR> <BR> It is very hard for some of us to put ourselves first, its just something that is very foreign to us. We can give our time and talents of taking care of other's all we've got, but when it comes to our on self care, we tend to take the back seat. <BR> <BR> Don't get me wrong, sometimes it can't be helped. There is sickness that can take up our time, o... Sun, 21 May 2017 04:11:53 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – May 16th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x66820174 QUOTE: "If you always put limit on everything you do, physical or anything else. It will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them" - Bruce Lee <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Do you think the convenience of technology is worth the loss of privacy that comes with it? <BR> <BR> Honestly, sometimes I wonder. <BR> <BR> I apologize for not being around lately, but with my co-worker leaving, it has re... Tue, 16 May 2017 15:03:07 EST Week of May 14 - May 20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x66805395 "Successful Mothers are not the ones that have never struggled. They are the ones that never give up despite the struggles." <BR> <BR> Happy Mother's Day everyone, <BR> My wish for all of you today is that you'll get those visit's and phone calls, and that today of all day you just remember how important you are, not only to your own children, but the guidance you give to others. All of you have guided me, and I might be older than some of you, but I've relied upon your support and guid... Sun, 14 May 2017 04:39:31 EST Week of May 7-May 13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x66764378 "If you want an happy ending to your story, then it depends, on where you stop your story." <BR> <BR> Interesting quote for today. At the beginning of the year we talked about having a brand new book to write in, with all those blank pages. Maybe your like me and the first month or so you were on fire, then the flame seem to get smothered out. Guess what...its called life. <BR> <BR> On Friday we had a visiting captain from TOPS to come and talk and share with us. This was also not her... Sun, 7 May 2017 04:41:24 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – May 1st http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x66730050 QUOTE: “Forget the past. No one becomes successful in the past.” ~ Josh Billings <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Which movie or book do you think is ridiculously overrated? <BR> <BR> I admit that I haven’t read it, I have no desire to, but I think that the whole Fifty Shades of Gray books are overrated. <BR> <BR> I hate that I missed messaging on Thursday and Friday, but it was just a bit busy in my world. I almost didn’t go to the conference on Thursday night simply because I was still feel... Mon, 1 May 2017 14:36:46 EST April 30- May 6th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x66720157 "There are people who are able to plan their career, their future, but I've never had any talent for that. I just do things and hope for the best. Say yes, take a chance, and sometimes it's terrific and sometimes it's not." Christopher Walken <BR> <BR> <BR> I think we all can probably relate to this week's quote. There are days, weeks, and sometimes even months that everything just seem to fall into place. Then there are those times that as soon as our feet hit the floor, head to the ... Sun, 30 Apr 2017 04:03:36 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – April 26th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x66698562 QUOTE: “The present is what slips by us while we’re pondering the past and worrying about the future.” ~ Ziggy <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...looked through someone else’s phone without their permission? <BR> <BR> I have not. <BR> <BR> I can’t say my pain went away after my appointment, but it’s a different kind of pain. Unfortunately, yesterday afternoon brought fun allergy stuff with it. I’m certain it’s a delayed reaction of sorts for the time I spent in the yard on Sunda... Wed, 26 Apr 2017 12:06:05 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – April 25th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x66691953 QUOTE: “Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections, but instantly set about remedying them - every day begin the task anew.” ~ Saint Francis de Sales <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...fainted? <BR> <BR> I have not. <BR> <BR> Not the best day yesterday, not food-wise or work-wise. My co-worker, the one that always works earlier, gave her notice yesterday. Her last day is May 5th. It’s going ... Tue, 25 Apr 2017 12:08:44 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – April 24th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x66684889 QUOTE: “Most barriers to your success are man-made. And most often, you’re the man who made them.” ~ Frank Tyger <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...worked at a fast food restaurant? <BR> <BR> No, not at fast food. My cousin did and came home smelling like fried chicken every night. I’m not sure he can even eat fried chicken to this day. <BR> <BR> Wow! What a weekend. We had hail on Friday night. My sweet husband was trying to get my car to shelter so it didn’t get hail damage... Mon, 24 Apr 2017 10:15:24 EST Week of April 22-April 30th. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x66671105 "The only place you find SUCCESS before WORK is in the dictionary." <BR> <BR> Good morning all, <BR> Poor Ruthann has to carry all my stuff to her car when she gets here, sure hope her arm/shoulder is feeling better. <BR> <BR> Love the quote I'm using for this week. Its just a reminder that our journey is not a quick fix, nor does it end when that so called magic number shows up on the scale. We have to continue working each and everyday, planning, tracking, getting in activity sharing ... Sat, 22 Apr 2017 04:03:48 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – April 21st http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x66667530 QUOTE: “When things go wrong don’t go with them.” ~ Elvis Presley <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...thought you were going to drown? <BR> <BR> Yes. I know I should be embarrassed after spending so much time on the lake, but Daddy told me not to let go of the ropes when they were trying to teach me to water ski. I got up and went straight down...they drug me behind the boat for a good bit before realizing I went down. <BR> <BR> I hit my 8,500 step goal before the end of the work... Fri, 21 Apr 2017 13:15:51 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – April 20th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x66660639 QUOTE: “Every artist was first an amateur.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...been in an embarrassing video that was uploaded to YouTube? <BR> <BR> Not that I am aware of, but you never know. <BR> <BR> I hit my 8,500 step goal before the end of the work day, but managed to hit 10,000 before I went to bed. Today I am really trying to push the water earlier in the day. I feel like I’ve been procrastinating with the water and not getting it in until almost the... Thu, 20 Apr 2017 12:03:17 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – April 19th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x66654158 QUOTE: “Think highly of yourself because the world takes you at your own estimate.” ~ Unkown <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...had a bad allergic reaction? <BR> <BR> Yes, I have. Usually with cats only to find when I was tested that I was allergic to cats and dogs, along with most trees and grass. <BR> <BR> Yesterday my food was not great. I didn’t plan well for today, but it’ll be okay. We wound up ordering pizza last night. I did hit my 10,000 steps and am hoping to do that... Wed, 19 Apr 2017 12:04:29 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – April 18th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x66647699 QUOTE: “If you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.” ~ Dolly Parton <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...stolen something from a restaurant? <BR> <BR> No, I have not. <BR> <BR> Yesterday was overall a good day. I hit 10,000 steps and was pretty good with my food. I had to wait until DH came and picked me up. He took my car so he and DS16 could go see one of the colleges that is not too far away. They have another on Friday to DH’s alma mater. I’ve totally been on a... Tue, 18 Apr 2017 11:48:56 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – April 17th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x66640239 QUOTE: “You can’t escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.” ~ Abraham Lincoln <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...been electrocuted? <BR> <BR> No, thankfully. I did have a friend who died that way. <BR> <BR> I do hope everyone had a great holiday weekend. I do have an NSV to share. While my weight on the scale seems to be going in the wrong direction, I was able to fit in a smaller sized dress for Easter. Last year, my skirt was a 18, but my Easter dress was a... Mon, 17 Apr 2017 11:18:38 EST April 16th-April 21st. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x66631973 "Easter is meant to be a symbol of hope, renewal and new life." <BR> <BR> Happy Easter everyone. <em>448</em> <em>453</em> <BR> I found today's quote when I was searching for one yesterday, and I thought, ''this one hits the mark." As we put on our Easter best, which by the way I didn't buy a new outfit, or a hat, but as we get together with family, and friends lets enjoy the time of company, and catching up and not so much time on ''hey kid you got any jelly beans in that basket?" ... Sun, 16 Apr 2017 04:10:54 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – April 13th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x66615829 QUOTE: “Worry is the darkroom in which negatives are developed..” ~ Church billboard in CO <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...been to a fashion show? <BR> <BR> I have not. I’m not sure that would be my cup of tea. <BR> <BR> Already made a short trek around the back part of the building. I am hoping that I can get a walk around the whole building at lunch time. I have my lunch. Unless we have last minute requests, my plan is to head straight to my meeting after I leave work. ... Thu, 13 Apr 2017 11:28:01 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – April 12th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x66609589 QUOTE: “Too many people miss the silver lining because they’re expecting gold.” ~ Maurice Setter <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...gone scuba diving? <BR> <BR> I have not, but I would love to do it. <BR> <BR> I am happy for mid-week! Our office is closed on Friday but we have some errands to run. While my meal plan hasn’t gone quite as smoothly as I had planned, with a little help from DH, we are almost a meal ahead. I prepared a meatloaf already for tonight and we’ve browned... Wed, 12 Apr 2017 12:02:46 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – April 11th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x66603614 QUOTE: “Stop living life for what’s around the corner &amp; start enjoying the walk down the street.” ~ Grant L. Miller <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...been on a fad diet? <BR> <BR> Too many to count and I wouldn’t even want to try. It’s part of the reason that I’m sticking with Weight Watchers. I know it works if I work the plan. <BR> <BR> I didn’t get as much done as I would have liked, but I did what I could. Although the recipe says the baked spaghetti serves 6, but th... Tue, 11 Apr 2017 13:35:12 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – April 10th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x66596107 QUOTE: “When I am anxious it is because I am living in the future. When I am depressed it is because I am living in the past.” ~ Unknown <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...worn glasses without lenses? <BR> <BR> Not that I can recall. <BR> <BR> This weekend definitely did not go as planned. I didn’t make it to the car show. :-( However, I did get some grocery shopping done AND got a partial meal plan together. I am excited about that. Lots of fruit was purchased. I’m going ... Mon, 10 Apr 2017 12:22:12 EST Week of April 9th-April 15th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x66586503 "The key to accomplishment is DESIRE" <BR> <BR> Good morning All, <BR> <BR> Palm Sunday, cannot believe that this time next week I'll be wishing you all a Happy Easter. <BR> <BR> This week let's talk ''DESIRE," and just how badly we want to get to goal. Let me go on record with, ''I want to be at goal, but I can also honestly say I'm not big on all the work that has to be done." I say this, and at the same time I miss not doing my daily bike rides. Don't tell Ruthann, but I got on t... Sun, 9 Apr 2017 04:18:15 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – April 7th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x66576690 QUOTE: “Instead of comparing our lot with that of those who are more fortunate than we are, we should compare it with the lot of the great majority of our fellow men. It then appears that we are among the privileged..” ~ Helen Keller <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...been without heat for a winter or without A/C for a summer? <BR> <BR> Technically, when I was younger after my parents divorced, we only had one window unit and it wasn’t big enough to cool down our whole house. I spent ... Fri, 7 Apr 2017 12:35:16 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – April 6th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x66570568 QUOTE: “People take different roads seeking fulfillment &amp; happiness. Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost.” ~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr. <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...been to a country in Asia? <BR> <BR> No, I haven’t.. <BR> <BR> So sorry I haven’t posted, but I woke up with a migraine on Tuesday and still had it on Wednesday. I made it to work on Wednesday, but literally sat in the dark all day. I finally felt almost normal this morning.... Thu, 6 Apr 2017 12:54:18 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – April 3rd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x66549063 QUOTE: “Success usually comes down to choosing the pain of discipline over the ease of distraction.” ~ James Clear, Blog <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you started on your goals for April? <BR> <BR> Not like I should have. <BR> <BR> It was a busy but good weekend. I spent some time with my BFF who had gastric bypass in February. It sometimes amazes me how we live maybe 2 blocks apart, but don’t see each other more and then we do and we easily spend a couple of hours talking like no t... Mon, 3 Apr 2017 08:31:55 EST Week of April 2-8th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x66541812 Our dreams are made up of real things, just like snapshots in a shoe box." <BR> <BR> Here we are brand new week, and a brand new month. What will you do this month differently to get closer to your goal? Will it be tracking, will it be more planning, will it be following through on all these things? There may well be one or two that won't have to do anything different, except staying the course, and that can be a real job in itself. <BR> <BR> Whatever goal you have set for yourself this ... Sun, 2 Apr 2017 04:05:58 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – March 31st http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x66530603 QUOTE: “With strength and determination you can do anything you want in life, as long as you believe in yourself, because if you don’t, no one else will.” ~ Arnold Schwarzenegger <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...read a whole novel in one day? <BR> <BR> No, I haven’t, but not for lack of trying. <BR> <BR> Yesterday was good. Rushed home, ate dinner, headed to the vet with all the dogs. I was fighting a headache all day, but I managed to push past it. I have to take the boys to... Fri, 31 Mar 2017 08:16:04 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – March 30th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x66525642 QUOTE: “You wake up with a list of all the people you’d rather be. But you’re already on everyone else’s list.” ~ Iain Thomas, I Wrote This For You <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...read a whole novel in one day? <BR> <BR> No, I haven’t, but not for lack of trying. <BR> <BR> So calories don’t count on your birthday, right? Lunch for me wound up being a cupcake and a half. Dinner was a Jersey Mike’s sandwich, which was free because it was my birthday. It was also the Jersey Mi... Thu, 30 Mar 2017 11:20:02 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – March 29th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x66517866 QUOTE: “Truly enlightened people never seek to be like others. Rather, they seek to be superior to their former selves. Don’t race against others. Race against yourself.” ~ Robin S. Sharma, The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...spent a night in the woods with no shelter? <BR> <BR> No, I have not. <BR> <BR> It was little busy yesterday, but not overwhelmingly so. Although my co-worker noticed she had a spot, which she assumed was a spider bite, but got... Wed, 29 Mar 2017 08:11:25 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – March 28th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x66512787 QUOTE: “You learn so much from taking chances, whether they work out or not. Either way, you can grow from the experience and become stronger and smarter.” ~ John Legend <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...gone vegan? <BR> <BR> No, I have not. I done meatless from time to time, but not as a lifestyle. <BR> <BR> Yesterday was busy, but not so busy that I couldn’t breathe. I am thankful for that. The beginning of the morning was rough since I was catching up on the emails from last ... Tue, 28 Mar 2017 10:14:50 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – March 27th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x66505777 QUOTE: “Being on a spiritual path does not prevent you from facing times of darkness. But it teaches you how to use the darkness as a tool to grow.” ~ Unknown <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...bungee jumped? <BR> <BR> No, I have not. I have considered it, but I am not sure I could do it. <BR> <BR> I am feeling like I need a few days of vacation to catch up and feel rested after last week. Alas, I do not have that kind of time. It’s my birthday week and I’m not sure how I’m goin... Mon, 27 Mar 2017 08:36:43 EST Week of March 26-April 1. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x66498817 Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, we have within us the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to make the changes we need to make in our lives." <BR> <BR> Yesterday I received the results from my bone density (DEXA) scan I had done last Thursday. The results I have to admit make absolutely no sense to me, so I'll give them Monday to contact me to explain this, if they don't then I'll call them on Tuesday. This is what the outcome was. <BR>... Sun, 26 Mar 2017 03:52:41 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – March 24th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x66488357 QUOTE: “Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness, and understanding you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again.” ~ Og Mandino <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...lied about a family member dying as an excuse to get out of doing something? <BR> <BR> Not that I can think of. I did lie to a guy that asked me out and told him that I was having my first d... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 08:35:08 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – March 21st http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x66470972 QUOTE: “Blessed is he who speaks a kindness; thrice blessed is he who repeats it.” ~ Arabia proverb <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...thrown something into a TV or computer screen? <BR> <BR> I think I did when I was younger and into watching sports. <BR> <BR> One of these days life will be back to normal and I’ll be able to post daily again. Yesterday I woke up absolutely miserable. Allergies are still getting me, but I’m hoping that in a couple more months, but definitely by th... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 14:25:33 EST Week of March 19th-25th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x66454255 I told the doctor I broke my leg in two places, he said stop going to those places." <BR> H. Youngman <BR> <BR> Here we are embarking upon not only a brand new day, but a brand new week. This one has no blemishes on it at all. In other words, we have a clean, never used slate to work with today. So let's get started off on the right food. <BR> <BR> As Mr. Youngman's doctor told him, ''don't go back ... Sun, 19 Mar 2017 04:06:51 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – March 14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x66427568 QUOTE: “The real and most dangerous opponents we face are fear, anger, confusion, doubt, and despair. If we overcome those enemies that attack us from within, we can attain a true victory over any attack from without.” ~ Morihei Ueshiba, Budo Secrets <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...had a tree house? <BR> <BR> No, I have not. My DH started building one for the kids, but his parents sold the house before he finished it. <BR> <BR> So sorry that I didn’t get a chance to post yeste... Tue, 14 Mar 2017 15:05:52 EST Week of March 12th-18th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x66410661 "A strong person is not one who doesn't cry. A strong person is the one who cries and sheds tears for a moment, then gets up and fights again." <BR> <BR> I love today's quote, actually borrowed it from something Blanche shared on FB, thanks Blanche. <BR> I feel this fits the most of us, over the years we have shared our success and our sorrows. We have supported each other, whether it was waiting for a medical report, loss of a loved one, cheering each other on when we lose a pound or a qu... Sun, 12 Mar 2017 04:16:02 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – March 10th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x66401009 QUOTE: “If you’re feeling really sad, there is only one reason: it’s because you’re deleting all the reasons you could be feeling good. And if you’re feeling good, it’s because you’re deleting all the bad things you could be focusing on.” ~ Anthony Robbins, Awaken the Giant Within <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...gone hunting? <BR> <BR> Unless this is referring to hunting for the perfect dress, um, no. I have friend that hunt, but I have never been myself. <BR> <BR> It was a bus... Fri, 10 Mar 2017 11:44:42 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – March 9th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x66393099 QUOTE: “Each moment of our life, we either invoke or destroy our dreams.” ~ Stuart Wilde, via Blog of Jonathan Fields <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...chipped a tooth? <BR> <BR> Not that I recall, although I could have as a child and just don’t remember it. <BR> <BR> You know when you have one of those days where it seems everything is complicated? That was my day yesterday. I had one deed in particular that required 16 different signature pages. I wound printing off the email ... Thu, 9 Mar 2017 08:18:55 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – March 8th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x66387432 QUOTE: “Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly.” ~ Stephen Covey <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...texted for four hours straight? <BR> <BR> Honestly, I don’t think I have. My DD14, on the other hand, I think it’s safe to say that she has. <BR> <BR> It was a busy day at the office and I wound up staying late. I did, however, take about 15 minutes or so and eat in the kitchen, which I rarely do. ... Wed, 8 Mar 2017 10:09:36 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – March 7th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x66379181 QUOTE: “Truly enlightened people never seek to be like others. Rather, they seek to be superior to their former selves. Don’t race against others. Race against yourself.” ~ Robin S. Sharma, The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...worked with someone I hated with the burning passion of a thousand suns? <BR> <BR> No, I can’t say that I have. I’ve not liked someone I work with, but most of the time I can stay professional enough not to openly show it.. <BR> ... Tue, 7 Mar 2017 08:33:48 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 03/06 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x66373004 QUOTE: Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new. ~ Brian Tracy <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...cried in public because of a song? <BR> <BR> Yes, I am certain that I have. <BR> <BR> While I didn’t accomplish everything that I had planned for the weekend, I did get some salads made and some fruit cups. I feel good about having a plan in place, while it may not be perfect and may be ever changi... Mon, 6 Mar 2017 11:00:55 EST Week of March 5th-March 11th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x66363513 “ Build up your weaknesses until they become your strong points. ” <BR> ~Knute Rockne <BR> <BR> Here we are beginning another week, and as most of the Winter has been it sounds as if its going to be wild and crazy weather week, and as we all know none of us have control over the weather. HOWEVER, there is something we do have control over and that is what we plan to eat, the portions we plan on having, driving by the fast food places, not being caught out without a snack of some sort. All ... Sun, 5 Mar 2017 04:16:44 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 03/03 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x66351971 QUOTE:The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today. ~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr. <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...danced in an elevator? <BR> <BR> Not sure I have danced in an elevator, although I probably did when I was younger. I have definitely danced in the car. <BR> <BR> I think it is safe to say that my DD14 shared the stomach bug that she had last week. I woke up yesterday feeling like I got hit by a truck. I have not gone to get a shot this week at all, so I ho... Fri, 3 Mar 2017 11:20:12 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – March 1st http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x66337553 QUOTE: “Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it.” ~ Søren Kierkegaard, via How To Live A Good Life <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...had someone slap me across the face? <BR> <BR> No, I can’t say that I have. <BR> <BR> I wish I could figure out what is going on to make me not feel good. I didn’t even go get my allergy shot this morning. I am trying to push past it, but hoping to be able to rest this weekend. DD14 is supposed to go to a youth c... Wed, 1 Mar 2017 12:30:13 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 02/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x66329805 QUOTE: “If you want to make your dreams come true, the first thing you have to do is wake up.” ~ J.M. Power <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...dyed my hair a crazy color? <BR> <BR> No, I can’t say that I have. I won’t lie and say I haven’t thought about it, but I haven’t because in order to make any color show up all the way through my hair is to bleach it and I won’t do that kind of damage. Although I will say that where my hair has gone gray that it would probably take there, but I... Tue, 28 Feb 2017 11:36:16 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – Feb. 27th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x66320557 QUOTE: “A man is not finished when he’s defeated; he’s finished when he quits.” ~ Richard M. Nixon <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...accidentally sent someone to the hospital? <BR> <BR> No, I can’t say that I have or at least not that I am aware of. <BR> <BR> So sorry I didn’t post much last week, but with my co-worker out, I was at work early and stayed late and tried not to get on the computer when I got home because I was tired of staring at a screen. Needless to say I was ... Mon, 27 Feb 2017 08:24:57 EST Week of February 26- March 4th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x66313010 “ To get what you've never had, you must do what you've never done. ” <BR> <BR> WOW!!!! Here we are a new week already, and not only that a new month upon us. Time marches on, whether we do anything at all. <BR> <BR> I've used this week's quote before, but it still remains true. To get anything out of life we have to want it bad enough and work hard enough to get there. I realized sometime ago that I will not get down to 167 pounds like I did when I reached my goal back in 2009 with Wei... Sun, 26 Feb 2017 04:25:47 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 02/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x66281366 QUOTE: “You only ever grow as a human being if you’re outside your comfort zone.” ~ Percy Cerutty <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...snuck into a movie? <BR> <BR> No, I can’t say that I have. <BR> <BR> It was an overall productive weekend. DS16 spent time with his girlfriend to celebrate their 3 month anniversary. DD14 went to watch a movie with her grandparents on Saturday afternoon. DH and I went to a Lego resale shop. I know it sounds cheesy, but we enjoyed ourselves. Su... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:04:49 EST February 19th-25th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x66265023 “ One of the most beautiful gifts in the world is the gift of encouragement. When someone encourages you, that person helps you over a threshold you might otherwise never have crossed on your own. ” <BR> <BR> I look at our group here and feel we do encourage one another to keep going. I know this because if it were not the encouragement I've received from all of you I would have given up a long time ago. <BR> <BR> This gift is not wrapped in pretty paper or even tied with a fancy bow, b... Sun, 19 Feb 2017 04:02:19 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 02/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x66254166 QUOTE: “If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” ~ Martin Luther King Jr. <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...thrown up on a roller coaster <BR> <BR> No, I can’t say that I have. <BR> <BR> I was not feeling well so I just headed straight home and didn’t go to weigh in. I did, however, check myself on my scale and I was up 2 lbs. My hope is that seeing that on the scale, even if it ... Fri, 17 Feb 2017 11:11:22 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 02/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x66247719 QUOTE: “Inspiration is for amateurs. The rest of us just show up and get to work.” ~ Chuck Close <BR> <BR> QUESTION: What is your weather today? <BR> <BR> It is sunny and we are expecting a high of 66 degrees today. <BR> <BR> I went home last night with a migraine. It certainly did not go the way I had planned. DS16 came home and started the potatoes and DH finished them. I was able to eat something and then went promptly to sleep. At least it has eased. Unfortunately, DH wok... Thu, 16 Feb 2017 12:50:27 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 02/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x66240935 QUOTE: “For me, winning isn’t something that happens suddenly on the field when the whistle blows and the crowds roar. Winning is something that builds physically and mentally every day that you train and every night that you dream.” ~ Emmitt Smith <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever…sung karaoke in front of people? <BR> <BR> No, I have not. <BR> <BR> Sorry this is so late. It’s been a busy day so far! I hope that everyone had a good Valentine’s Day. While I didn’t get flowers l... Wed, 15 Feb 2017 14:19:24 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 2/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x66233222 QUOTE: “A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.” ~ George Bernard Shaw, via Blog of Jonathan Fields <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever…been awake for two days straight? <BR> <BR> Not that I can recall. If I have, it’s been many, many years ago. My body and I are very fond of sleep, so I have to nap, at least. <BR> <BR> I am sorry I didn’t post at all yesterday. I was in a bit of a mood so I didn’t really get online... Tue, 14 Feb 2017 11:51:58 EST Week of February 12-18th. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x66216570 “ All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them. ” <BR> <BR> Each of us have dreams that we wonder if we will ever make come true. This morning my dream is making it to a weight I can be comfortable. Now trust me that will not be the insurance chart weight, it wasn't that when I made it to goal the first time. I know I can get there, I've done it before. There are days I'm willing to work harder than other days, but that's okay to because ''I'm only human." <BR> <... Sun, 12 Feb 2017 04:21:28 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x66207774 Hello ladies, thought I would stop by to say Hi. Trust you are all doing well. <BR> It's been awhile sense I have been on here. <BR> Liz Fri, 10 Feb 2017 18:32:09 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 02/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x66205664 QUOTE: “If you have made mistakes, even serious ones, there is always another chance for you. What we call failure is not the falling down, but the staying down.” ~ Mary Pickford <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever…had a crush on a friend’s parent? <BR> <BR> No, I can’t say that I have. <BR> <BR> I didn’t hit my step goal yesterday, but I really think that after I pushed myself so hard last week that my body is telling me to scale it back a little bit. I was able to get into the chi... Fri, 10 Feb 2017 11:50:00 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 02/09 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x66198769 QUOTE: “Thought is the original source of all wealth, all success, all material gain, all great discoveries and inventions, and all achievement.” ~ Claude M. Bristol <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever…pressed send and then immediately regretted it? <BR> <BR> Yes, I have, but not recently. <BR> <BR> I hit my FitBit step goal of 8,500 but not my personal goal of 10,000. My ribs started hurting so I decided that I wouldn’t push it. I’ve called the chiropractor, but haven’t heard back... Thu, 9 Feb 2017 11:25:25 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 2/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x66191165 QUOTE: “The body does not want you to do this. As you run, it tells you to stop but the mind must be strong. You always go too far for your body. You must handle the pain with strategy… It is not age; it is not diet. It is the will to succeed.” ~ Jacqueline Gareau, 1980 Boston Marathon Champ <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever…been so sun burnt I couldn’t wear a shirt? <BR> <BR> Yes, I have, but not recently. <BR> <BR> It was an okay day yesterday. My boss gave me some busy work to do... Wed, 8 Feb 2017 11:21:54 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – Feb. 7th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x66182466 QUOTE: “My will shall shape my future. Whether I fail or succeed shall be no man’s doing but my own. I am the force; I can clear any obstacle before me or I can be lost in the maze. My choice; my responsibility; win or lose, only I hold the key to my destiny.” ~ Elaine Maxwell <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever…been trapped in an elevator? <BR> <BR> No, I have not. There are some I have been afraid of being trapped in, but thankfully I was not. <BR> <BR> It was hit and miss busy yest... Tue, 7 Feb 2017 08:41:15 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – Feb. 6th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x66174512 QUOTE: “If it is to be, it is up to me.” ~ Unknown <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever…hitchhiked? <BR> <BR> No, I have not. <BR> <BR> Overall it was a good weekend. Date night was fun. While we really didn’t do anything besides have dinner, just getting away just us was fun. I got to have my steak, baked potato, salad and all. I tracked everything. Although I was feeling a little lost Saturday while I was home alone and I wound up going a bit overboard with the food. I tracked i... Mon, 6 Feb 2017 08:12:04 EST Week of February 5-11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x66166915 Difficulties mastered are opportunities won. ” <BR> <BR> I had this light bulb moment on Friday while sitting in my TOPS meeting. We were talking about all the DIET'S we have tried. I knew I was not alone, due to my fellow TOPS member had even tried some I had never heard of. The thing that gave me the ''Light Bulb" moment, was when I realized that each and everyone of us quit those DIET'S due to one main thing. WE none had never made it a "lifestyle" change. <BR> <BR> So many just lik... Sun, 5 Feb 2017 04:01:03 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – Feb. 3rd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x66153691 QUOTE: “For many years of my life I thought one came down with a mood just as one comes down with a cold. But slowly I learned that moods are a product of purposeful unconsciousness and can be rectified by the very consciousness one worked so hard to evade.” ~ Robert A. Johnson, He <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever…shared your sucker with your dog? <BR> <BR> No, but I’ve shared my bag of popcorn with my dog. My Daisy loved to watch tv and eat popcorn with me. <BR> <BR> A little bus... Fri, 3 Feb 2017 08:03:31 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – Feb. 2nd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x66146464 QUOTE: “For many years of my life I thought one came down with a mood just as one comes down with a cold. But slowly I learned that moods are a product of purposeful unconsciousness and can be rectified by the very consciousness one worked so hard to evade.” ~ Robert A. Johnson, He <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever…accidentally said “I love you” to someone.? <BR> <BR> Yes, I have. It is something that Mom and I have always said before finishing a conversation, so I do it with most fami... Thu, 2 Feb 2017 08:43:00 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – Feb. 1st http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x66138750 QUOTE: “The victory of success is half won when one gains the habit of setting goals and achieving them.” ~ Og Mandino <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever…ridden in a limo? <BR> <BR> Yes, I have. Usually for prom or something special, but I have. <BR> <BR> Yesterday was really not that busy, but when my co-workers both left, I had to handle the box myself, I was appreciating it wasn’t so busy. I hit my stride yesterday and hit 10,000 steps before 1 p.m. and was determined to hit 15,... Wed, 1 Feb 2017 07:56:50 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – Jan. 31st http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x66131236 QUOTE: “The more action you take, the more you want to take action.” ~ The Minimalists, Everything That Remains <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever…been in the hospital? <BR> <BR> A few times, although it seems to be less and less these days because they have the surgical centers. <BR> <BR> Yesterday was busy enough that I felt busy, but not so busy that I was overwhelmed. I hit my stride yesterday and hit 10,000 steps shortly after noon. I haven’t done that in ages. I almost hit 1... Tue, 31 Jan 2017 08:28:03 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – Jan. 30th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x66124093 QUOTE: “Every free action has two causes that come together to produce it. One is moral, the will that determines the act; the other is physical, the power that executes the will to act.” ~ J.J. Rouseau <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever…had a paranormal experience? <BR> <BR> Not that I recall. <BR> <BR> It was not a bad weekend. Although, I admit that I didn’t do much other than read and go to the library. I enjoyed the downtime, though. Proud to say that I did not stray from my ... Mon, 30 Jan 2017 07:56:46 EST January 29-February 4th. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x66116304 Welcome everyone to a brand new week. If for whatever reason you didnt do as well as you had hoped last week...well you get another chance. <BR> <BR> Ive been thinking a lot about why I have had such struggles, these past two years. I would start out like gang busters, and by the third week, well, I was pretty much done. Before, I could talk the talk, about making lifestyle changes, but it was more lip service than anything else. I'm not sure when it happened, but something has and now I... Sun, 29 Jan 2017 03:52:53 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – Jan 27th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x66105341 QUOTE: “It is better to make many small steps in the right direction than to make a great leap forward only to stumble backward.” ~ Proverb <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever…woken up and couldn’t move? <BR> <BR> Not that I recall. However, my allergies were so bad when I was a child that there were a number of mornings when I would wake up and not be able to open my eyes because the “gunk” would be so bad that my Mom would have to get a warm rag and help me get it off so I could open my... Fri, 27 Jan 2017 11:36:19 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – Jan. 26th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x66097932 QUOTE: “Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are.” ~ Marianne Williamson <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever…dined and dashed? <BR> <BR> Not that I recall. Although we did have a situation once where we went out with my uncle and did leave without paying. My Uncle was teasing my dad and said that they paid for all of it. My dad thought he was serious and so he told the staff at Pizza Inn that my uncle paid for it already. We didn’t find ... Thu, 26 Jan 2017 10:39:13 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – Jan. 25th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x66088951 QUOTE: “Some things you have to do every day. Eating seven apples on Saturday night instead of one a day just isn’t going to get the job done.” ~ Jim Rohn <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever…gotten stitches? <BR> <BR> Only after surgery. <BR> <BR> Seriously, I hope things pick up soon at work. I did not have nearly enough to do yesterday and I almost asked Jarrod to bring my book to me when he came back. I managed to make it until my co-worker left and then I was finally able to pul... Wed, 25 Jan 2017 08:09:17 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – Jan. 24th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x66081594 QUOTE: “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” ~ Unknown <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever…cheated on a test? <BR> <BR> No, I have not. <BR> <BR> It was an okay day at the office, not super busy, but I had stuff to do for most of the day. I was reminded of my Mom over the weekend while I was trying to get stuff done yesterday. I swear my Mom was like a magician. She could make beans one day and we’d eat beans and cornbread, then she’d turn the beans into chili... Tue, 24 Jan 2017 08:00:58 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – Jan. 23rd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x66073954 QUOTE: “Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward.” ~ C.S. Lewis <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever…had a surprise party thrown for you? <BR> <BR> No, I have not. <BR> <BR> It was a busy but good weekend. Unfortunately, I did not make it to weigh in. I got sidetracked with grocery shopping and meal prepping and then going to pick up my future DIL’s dress. We all were up late on Friday night so we s... Mon, 23 Jan 2017 08:36:30 EST Week of January 22-28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x66065856 “ You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you. ” <BR> <BR> I cannot believe we already on the last full week of January. Time is going way too fast. <BR> <BR> Good morning everyone, <BR> I hope as you look back on this past week each have learned something about ourselves, that will help us to be successful this week. Again, this is where the planning comes into play. This entire week I had each meal planned and I know how much ... Sun, 22 Jan 2017 04:15:52 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – Jan. 20th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x66054337 QUOTE: “Sometimes the best teacher is our most recent failure.” ~ The Minimalists, Everything That Remains <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever…completely forgot your lines in a play? <BR> <BR> I can honestly say no. When I had the lead, I practiced and practiced to make sure that didn’t happen. <BR> <BR> It was a bit hit and miss again yesterday and it looks like it will be that way again today. I did not make it to weigh in since Chris was still working on Jarrod’s car when it was t... Fri, 20 Jan 2017 11:26:17 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – Jan. 19th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x66046845 QUOTE: “What you don’t do determines what you can do.” ~ Tim Ferriss, via James Clear’s Blog <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever…tried to cut your own hair? <BR> <BR> Yep, mostly in my younger years. To the point that my Mom made me promise her that I would never touch a pair of scissors to cut my own hair. <BR> <BR> Sorry for the late start, but Jarrod is staying with us for the rest of the week. Not feeling any better since going to the doctor on Monday, doctor said that if I wasn’... Thu, 19 Jan 2017 11:22:41 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – Jan. 18th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x66037453 QUOTE: “Who apart from ourselves, can see any difference between our victories and our defeats?” ~ Christopher Fry <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever…broken a bone? <BR> <BR> Not until adulthood. <BR> <BR> I slept in the ice packs again last night, but my arms feel so much better today. I just hope that it helps in the long run. Yesterday was an okay day, but I wished I had been busier. The “to do” list is making a comeback in my world. We have gotten a big desk calendar (that I’m... Wed, 18 Jan 2017 08:21:33 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – Jan. 17th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x66029768 QUOTE: “An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.” ~ Martin Luther King Jr. <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever…walked out of a movie because it was bad? <BR> <BR> No, I don’t recall having done that, but have felt like it a few times. <BR> <BR> So my arms are still very itchy after icing them most of the day, taking Benedryl and using anti-itch cream. I think if I can just ke... Tue, 17 Jan 2017 08:41:06 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – Jan. 16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x66020966 QUOTE: “You can’t live a positive life with a negative mind.” ~ unknown <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever…shoplifted? <BR> <BR> If I am really honest, yes, when I was a young stupid teenager, I gave into peer pressure from a cousin. And to be really honest, I was trying so hard to get caught. I lived with a guilty conscious over that for many years. I finally figured out that I had to forgive myself. <BR> <BR> Well, today’s the day that I go sit for 4 to 4.5 hours worth of shots. I... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 07:57:30 EST Week of January 15-21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x66012391 Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died. ” <BR> <BR> You have to love Erma Bombec, she always had funny stuff to share, and it got me to thinking. Should we take weight loss advice from those that have a Twinkie in one hand and a sugar pop in the other, and proceeds to tell you, ''we all need a down day." It doesn't work for me, not is it working for the Twinkie holding sugar pop slurping person. <BR> <BR> We come here each day not only to share our woes and challenges we face ... Sun, 15 Jan 2017 04:26:41 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – January 13th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x65998412 QUOTE: “The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.” ~ Stephen Covey <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever… gone surfing? <BR> <BR> I have never, but one of these days, I think it could be fun to try. <BR> <BR> I think that spending the time last night at my meeting and staying at the newbie meeting was a good choice. I feel like it was a good choice for me to help me refocus. I lost 0.8 this week. I was not as prepared as I like to be with lun... Fri, 13 Jan 2017 08:40:55 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – January 12th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x65990641 QUOTE: “Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.” ~ Vince Lombardi <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever… pressured someone into getting a tattoo or piercing? <BR> <BR> Since I don’t have piercings other than the ones in my ears that have grown up and I have no tattoos, I have not pressures anyone into getting either one. <BR> <BR> Not really much busier yesterday. It was coming in spurts. Yesterday was one of those days that I struggled to get to 10,000 and had to do a few laps aroun... Thu, 12 Jan 2017 08:29:14 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – January 11th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x65982976 QUOTE: “Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.” ~ Vince Lombardi <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever… been arrested? <BR> <BR> That’s a definite no for me. <BR> <BR> It was a little busier yesterday, for which I was thankful. I have really been trying to hit my 10,000 steps per day. I have had success the last two days. Although I admit I was so close, like 26 steps, that I walked around the house to make sure I hit 10,000 steps. We headed over to pick up the coffee mugs and I g... Wed, 11 Jan 2017 08:38:58 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – January 10th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x65975350 QUOTE: “The universal truth is beyond question – the only people who excel are those who have decided to do so. Great doctors or speakers or skiers or writers or musicians are great because somewhere along the way, they made the choice.” ~ Seth Godin, Whatcha Gonna Do With That Duck? <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever… had a bad fall because I was walking and texting? <BR> <BR> I have fallen while walking and talking, I don’t remember a specific time that I fell because I was walking and... Tue, 10 Jan 2017 08:29:35 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – Jan. 9th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x65969140 QUOTE: “Rule your mind or it will rule you.” ~ Horace <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever… ridden an animal? <BR> <BR> Yes, I have been horseback riding many times. <BR> <BR> Sorry all that I was MIA this weekend. I was fighting that headache I’ve had for too long on for most of the day on Saturday. When I finally got up and about, we headed to do some cleaning at the church, with a quick stop at the library on the way, and then headed to Fry’s to pick up my new KitchenAid. Yes, the h... Mon, 9 Jan 2017 11:52:32 EST January 8th-January 14th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x65958534 Question: How has your first week of 2017 been? <BR> <BR> For each of us the answer will be different as it should be. So I'll begin bY saying , "my week has gone great.". As of going to bed last night I woke up thinking , " I've been on trackand in control for an entire. week!! ". As all of you know this is such a good feeling, being in control, knowing what my next meal will consist of , bringing out my food scale again, digging out the measuring cups and spoons. That is called being p... Sun, 8 Jan 2017 03:57:45 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – January 6th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x65945787 QUOTE: “A friend is someone who walks into a room when everyone else is walking out.” ~ Gary Moore <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...set my or someone else’s hair on fire on purpose? <BR> <BR> I have not. Although, as long as it is now, I could accidentally and I’m not sure I’d realize it for a minute. <BR> <BR> <BR> While the headache is still there, but not nearly as bad as it could be, I’m glad the nausea has eased. My boss actually recommended one of the groups on the list tha... Fri, 6 Jan 2017 09:49:43 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – Jan 5th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x65937234 QUOTE: “Each moment of our life, we either invoke or destroy our dreams.” ~ Stuart Wilde, via Blog of Jonathan Fields <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...seen an alligator or crocodile in the wild? <BR> <BR> I have not. <BR> <BR> <BR> I literally spent yesterday in bed. I think the 1,000 steps I got was going back and forth to the restroom and when I went to the doctor. She did a neuro test on me and gave me migraine meds and anti-nausea meds. Ironically enough, I can deal with the... Thu, 5 Jan 2017 08:13:51 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – Jan. 3rd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x65921100 QUOTE: “Each day that we live, we’re taking in new information, ideas, concepts, experiences, and sensations. We need to consciously stand guard at the doors of our minds to make sure that whatever we’re allowing to enter will cause our lives to be enriched, that the experiences we pursue will add to our stockpile of possibility.” ~ Anthony Robbins, Awaken the Giant Within <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Did you...see the ball drop/stay up until midnight or later on New Year’s Eve? <BR> <BR> I did not... Tue, 3 Jan 2017 07:54:00 EST New Year's Day 2017-Jan. 7th, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x65903928 "The 3 C's of life: Choices. Chances. Changes. You must make a CHOICE to take a CHANCE or life will never CHANGE." Zig Ziglar <BR> <BR> Good morning everyone, and HAPPY NEW YEAR...it's 2017. <BR> <BR> I remember my first post from last year and it was about how we have a clean slate, 365 days to write a new story, etc. I'm not going to complain about what I did or didn't do in 2016, but today I have begun 2017, on a good, positive note. I got on that bike first thing this morning, e... Sun, 1 Jan 2017 04:38:07 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – Dec. 30th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x65891139 QUOTE: “The only way you learn is by failure.” - Debbie Reynolds <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you...started on your goals for the new year? <BR> <BR> I am refusing to make resolutions, but I will set goals for myself. I have ideas bouncing around in my head, but I have not yet written them down. I need to do that. <BR> <BR> <BR> Weigh-in was about what I expected. I gained 1.6 so I am currently at 200.2. I am hoping to take some time with this extra day added to the weekend to get some ... Fri, 30 Dec 2016 08:23:52 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – December 29th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x65884864 QUOTE: “The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it.” ~ Eckhart Tolle <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...jumped from a roof? <BR> <BR> That is a definite and unequivocal NO. <BR> <BR> <BR> Not an overwhelmingly busy day, but thankfully I was able to shut things down close to 5 last night. I am planning on weighing in tonight. I’m finding with this new car that I am having difficulty driving to the places that I don’t always go, but honestly, WW ... Thu, 29 Dec 2016 08:10:36 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – December 28th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x65878991 QUOTE: “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. ” ~ John F. Kennedy <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...walked for more than six hours? <BR> <BR> Honestly, when the walk-a-thon was based on time and not mileage when I was in middle school, that’s a possibility, but I don’t think so. <BR> <BR> <BR> It was a busy day, but I made it safely to and from work in my new car. Definitely is going to be an adjust... Wed, 28 Dec 2016 08:25:45 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – Dec. 27th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x65872573 QUOTE: “Taking chances on opportunities, even if they aren’t right for you, gives you a clearer picture of where you want to go with your life and career.” ~ Lauren Bush Lauren <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...ruined someone else’s vacation? <BR> <BR> Not that I recall, but possibly when I was much younger. <BR> <BR> <BR> It was a busy few days. There were some tears shed, but overall it was a good time with family. We did wind up going to my Aunt’s house. I was prepared to make d... Tue, 27 Dec 2016 08:23:28 EST Christmas Day-December 31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x65861396 Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah. <BR> <BR> Today all I will say is this. <BR> <BR> Enjoy those your with today, because we never know what tomorrow might bring. Hug those you hug just a little bit tighter, and those that want to tell the same old stories over and over, lets just listen with patience. Love each other, and most of all let's show ourselves a little more love today. <BR> <BR> Wishing all of you many blessings today and always. <BR> <BR> Love, <BR> Joan <em>446</em> Sun, 25 Dec 2016 04:30:18 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – December 23rd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x65851755 QUOTE: “My will shall shape my future. Whether I fail or succeed shall be no man’s doing but my own. I am the force; I can clear any obstacle before me or I can be lost in the maze. My choice; my responsibility; win or lose, only I hold the key to my destiny.” ~ Elaine Maxwell <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...snooped through a friend’s bathroom or bedroom without them knowing? <BR> <BR> Not that I recall, but there was a time when I was young and stupid. <BR> <BR> <BR> I do hope ther... Fri, 23 Dec 2016 08:28:41 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – December 22nd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x65845931 QUOTE: “Thoughts disentangle themselves when they pass through the lips and fingertips.” ~ Dawson Trotman <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...broken something at a friend’s house and then not told them? <BR> <BR> Not that I recall. <BR> <BR> <BR> Another busy day. Tomorrow will be somewhat normal as we will only be down one attorney. Friday, however, will be more difficult as there will only be 3 of us and only 2 of us will be in the office. My co-worker works from home. I do hope w... Thu, 22 Dec 2016 07:47:34 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – December 21st http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x65839904 QUOTE: “If you learn from defeat, you haven’t really lost.” ~ Zig Ziglar <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...made money by performing on the street.? <BR> <BR> No, I have not. <BR> <BR> <BR> It was definitely busy yesterday and it was a late night at the office for me. I left about an hour later. No fancy dinner, I just had a bowl of cereal. I was determined to get my Christmas cards labeled and put together. DH put stamps on them all last night when he got home so hopefully they wi... Wed, 21 Dec 2016 08:20:35 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – December 20th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x65833760 QUOTE: “To this day, even when I hear about problems, as you’ve probably noticed, I tend to call them challenges. I don’t dwell on them, and I immediately focus on how I can convert the challenge into an opportunity.” ~ Anthony Robbins, Awaken the Giant Within <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...taken part in a talent show? <BR> <BR> No, I have not been in a talent show. I did hold the lead in my elementary school Christmas play and sung a solo. Before that I really didn’t think I could ... Tue, 20 Dec 2016 08:27:20 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – December 19th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x65827182 QUOTE: “It is always important to know when something has reached its end. Closing circles, shutting doors, finishing chapters, it doesn’t matter what we call it; what matters is to leave in the past those moments in life that are over.” ~ Paulo Coelho <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...cried / flirted my way out of a speeding ticket? <BR> <BR> No, I am not that girl. <BR> <BR> <BR> Sorry I didn’t get a chance to start things off on Friday. It was crazy busy with two of my co-workers ... Mon, 19 Dec 2016 08:26:53 EST December 18-24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x65820270 “ Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way. And don't pray when it rains if you don't pray when the sun shines. ” <BR> <BR> A week from today is Christmas day. Doesn't matter if we are ready or not, because Christmas is going to be here anyway. There has been and will be food galore, and temptations around every corner. BUT, guess what?? Its not the holiday that has caused me problems, I was gaining and losing the same five pounds way back in... Sun, 18 Dec 2016 04:31:04 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – December 15th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x65802901 QUOTE: “Noticing the problem does not change the problem. While of course, awareness is a critical first step, action is the absolute necessary step.” ~ Sevan Apollo Poetry, Good Men Project <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...taken food out of a trash can and eaten it? <BR> <BR> Not that I recall, but I am really having flashbacks to an episode of Sex and the City and Miranda digging the cake out of the trash. <BR> <BR> <BR> Since my co-worker took the late afternoon off, it definitely ... Thu, 15 Dec 2016 08:07:42 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – December 14th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x65796884 QUOTE: “Creativity comes from trust. Trust your instincts. And never hope more than you work.” ~ Rita Mae Brown, via Blog of Jonathan Fields <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...had to run to save your life? <BR> <BR> Not that I recall. <BR> <BR> <BR> Slow day yesterday at work. I did hit my step goal...the first 5,000 came before noon, I believe, but the second 5,000 was harder to do for me. I really need to get on the ball and get Christmas gifts purchased. I feel so behind right now... Wed, 14 Dec 2016 08:29:04 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – Dec. 13th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x65790670 QUOTE: “The more action you take, the more you want to take action.” ~ The Minimalists, Everything That Remains <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...injured yourself while trying to impress a girl or boy I was interested in? <BR> <BR> Not that I recall, but in my teen years, anything could have happened. <BR> <BR> <BR> It was a bit busier yesterday and I am thankful for that. I need to get busy on Christmas cards though. I am later than normal because Chris got me glitter cards and I ju... Tue, 13 Dec 2016 08:41:17 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – December 12th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x65784314 QUOTE: “Life moves forward. The old leaves wither, die and fall away, and the new growth extends forward into the light.” ~ Bryant McGill <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...jumped from a roof? <BR> <BR> No and don’t intend to either. <BR> <BR> <BR> This weekend was a little crazy for reasons that do not include a lot of running around. I baked on Saturday, but I couldn’t start until Chris got back from the store. He spent the morning working on the CRV only to find that it didn’t work... Mon, 12 Dec 2016 08:36:02 EST Week of December 11-17th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x65777092 “ Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction. ” <BR> <BR> Another week is here. A chance to get it right. How do we do that, work, work, work. Yep, that's how we get to our goals, whether its weight loss or something else, it all takes work, AND planning. Those two go together. <BR> <BR> We are just two weeks away from Christmas day, and my sister, God love her, has gotten her candy all made, and I stayed away from her house yesterday for sure. Everywhere yo... Sun, 11 Dec 2016 04:01:22 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – December 9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x65767416 QUOTE: “If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.” ~ Jack Kornfield <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...been in an accident? <BR> <BR> Yes. <BR> <BR> <BR> Weigh-in, even in my super heavy clothes, was good. I was officially down 3 lbs. I am back in onederland! We took DD her concert dress and then headed to weigh in and back to the school for the concert. Downside, there was no time to eat. I ate a Almond Butter biscuit by Nature Valley. They are really good, ... Fri, 9 Dec 2016 11:01:49 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – December 8th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x65759448 QUOTE:“You’ve got to be in top physical condition. Fatigue makes cowards of us all.” ~ Vince Lombardi <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...stayed awake for an entire night? <BR> <BR> I am certain that I must have at some point, but not anytime recently. <BR> <BR> <BR> I actually made it through yesterday. I think this weather is causing this headache. It seems to ease to bearable but never really goes away. Tonight we likely be a “fly-by” weigh in since we have a concert for DD tonight... Thu, 8 Dec 2016 08:35:03 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – December 7th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x65752582 QUOTE: “Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.” ~ Richard Steele, The Tatler <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...looked back at something you have written years later and thought I wrote that? <BR> <BR> I have on several times. Things like my old diaries and things like that, it’s clear that I wrote it. <BR> <BR> <BR> While Monday was a bit of a one off because we didn’t have a shower that we use at home, I think it was really good that I had to go. It made me aware that ... Wed, 7 Dec 2016 08:14:16 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – December 6th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x65746993 QUOTE: “Success at anything will always come down to this: Focus &amp; Effort. And we control both.” ~ Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...gotten seasick? <BR> <BR> Never really been at sea, so I have not. <BR> <BR> <BR> Unfortunately, I could not get myself prepared last night. I came home with such a headache that I just had a few sips of Dr Pepper with some Ibuprofen and went to bed. I am sure the weather isn’t helping. So, no dinner for me. I will figur... Tue, 6 Dec 2016 10:24:29 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – December 5th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x65739576 QUOTE: “You can’t light another’s path without casting light on your own.” ~ John C. Maxwell, Today Matters <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...gone to sleep at the movies? <BR> <BR> Yep, I have to admit that I have. <BR> <BR> <BR> I took some time this weekend and read through my WW materials to try to refresh my memory and get myself back on track. My sweet DH had told me that he would handle Costco and Trader Joe’s for me since the weather was yucky. I put a simple organic fruits an... Mon, 5 Dec 2016 08:40:37 EST December 4th-10th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x65732227 “ Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction. ” <BR> <BR> Here we are beginning a whole brand new week. If you've had trouble getting back on track since Thanksgiving, never fear, your new day has arrived. We have several days before Christmas arrives, so I'm going to try my very best to have a lost to show for Christmas. I did fine out our group is meeting on the 23rd, and I'm glad about that because I think all of us in my TOPS group need that little extra sup... Sun, 4 Dec 2016 04:39:26 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – Dec. 2nd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x65720840 QUOTE: “Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.” ~ Anthony Robbins, Awaken the Giant Within <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...toilet papered someone’s house? <BR> <BR> No, never in my life. I have known of people doing it, but have never participated and hope that no one ever does that to my house. <BR> <BR> <BR> I spent yesterday worrying a lot about DD14. The fall on Wednesday and then falling down the stairs yesterday. Both ankles are sprained and nothing brok... Fri, 2 Dec 2016 08:35:28 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – Dec. 1st http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x65713623 QUOTE: “Good people are good because they have come to wisdom through failure. We get very little wisdom from success.” ~ William Saroyan <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...been a driver or a passenger on a motorcycle? <BR> <BR> Mostly a passenger, but yes, I have. <BR> <BR> <BR> Woot! I slept until 4:55 a.m. this morning before the dogs started crying. Downside, apparently, I fell asleep with my glasses on. I don’t think I damaged them, but I need to make sure I take them off before... Thu, 1 Dec 2016 08:21:33 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – Nov. 30th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x65706727 QUOTE: “I’m thankful for all of it. The highs. The lows. The blessings. The lessons. The setbacks. The comebacks. The love. The hate. Everything.” <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...danced in front of your mirror? <BR> <BR> While I can’t recall a specific time I did that, I am certain that I did. <BR> <BR> <BR> So about 4:30 this morning, my body said “no more sleep for you!” I wish I could have slept longer. I don’t know what is going on with my body, but it seems that I jus... Wed, 30 Nov 2016 08:00:43 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – Nov. 29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x65699964 QUOTE: “A half-hearted spirit has no power. Tentative efforts lead to tentative outcomes. Average people enter into their endeavors headlong and without care.” ~ Epictetus, The Art of Living <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...burned yourself with a curling iron? <BR> <BR> Yes, I have. Several times if the truth is told. <BR> <BR> <BR> It’s starting out to be a rough morning. I’ve already been crying this morning. DH and I were talking about Christmas. I love Christmas and always hav... Tue, 29 Nov 2016 08:30:20 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – Nov. 28th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x65693197 QUOTE: “Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward; they may be beaten, but they may start a winning game.” ~ Goethe, via Blog of Jonathan Fields <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...had chickenpox? <BR> <BR> Yes, I had them when I was about 4. My babysitter’s kids had it so Mom went ahead and had me exposed to them so that I wouldn’t have them later in life. <BR> <BR> <BR> There was so much food over the past 4 days. I have consumed more sweets over the last several days than I norma... Mon, 28 Nov 2016 08:19:11 EST Nice to find you! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x65681588 I've been an on and off member of weight watchers for decades and have found it to be the most effective, healthiest and easiest way of eating. Yes, I fall off for a while and dabble with diet fads, but when I want to get serious about losing some weight I always turn back to WW. I signed up for 3 months online a few days ago and have been really disappointed in the changes. Not crazy about the new website, not crazy about the new point values, and hate that they took away our forums! <B... Sat, 26 Nov 2016 12:00:13 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – November 23rd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x65663356 QUOTE: “Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward; they may be beaten, but they may start a winning game.” ~ Goethe, via Blog of Jonathan Fields <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...hosted Thanksgiving dinner? <BR> <BR> No, I have not. I have been asked to handle dessert this year. <BR> <BR> <BR> Not a bad Tuesday. I was able to finish the Thank You cards to the pallbearers and get some work done as well. It just seems to be a bit slow. I thought I would try to get started on the C... Wed, 23 Nov 2016 08:34:22 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – Nov. 22nd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x65656670 QUOTE: “Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happens to him.” ~ Aldous Huxley <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...spied on your neighbors? <BR> <BR> I wouldn’t say spy...I have been conscious of what was going on in a general way with what was going on at my neighbor’s house. <BR> <BR> <BR> It was a good Monday. I actually hit my step goal earlier in the day. I would have hit it even earlier, but I took a break to write thank you cards. These ... Tue, 22 Nov 2016 08:17:20 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – Nov. 21st http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x65649810 QUOTE: “Passion is the thing that will help you create the highest expression of your talent.” ~ Larry Smith, via Talk Like TED <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...plucked my eyebrows? <BR> <BR> Yes, I have. I used to have Mom do it for special occasions though...since she was a professional. <BR> <BR> <BR> This weekend I did some baking and enjoyed some reading time. I am really enjoying the Carrie Bebris books. She writes mystery books that are set after Jane Austen’s books an... Mon, 21 Nov 2016 07:59:29 EST Week of November 20-December 3rd. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x65642189 If nothing else this week remember these words.....................................<BR>........................ <BR> <BR> You're in charge. Sure, other things will come into play, other people will be around to push pies and cakes on us, BUT we are basically the director of our day. The day I speak of is Thanksgiving aka Turkey Day. We can begin the week by first having a good healthy breakfast, and if exercise is not your thing, at least try a few deep cleansing breaths. Let's not look ... Sun, 20 Nov 2016 04:27:00 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – Nov. 18th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x65630409 QUOTE: “The straight line cannot proceed through the torturous twists of life.” ~ Giambattista Vico <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...ridden in a limo? <BR> <BR> Yes, I have. <BR> <BR> <BR> I feel like I’m making progress towards getting back to 10,000 steps per day...during the work day. I was over 9,000 last night before I got home. It’s slow, but I know I will get there. A childhood friend lost his son and the family night was last night. I was going to try to go, but I ju... Fri, 18 Nov 2016 08:38:34 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – Nov. 17th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x65623718 QUOTE: “Thoughts disentangle themselves when they pass through the lips and fingertips.” ~ Dawson Trotman <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...had a pet fish? <BR> <BR> Yes, I have. In fact, I had the little net to hold the baby fishes and the under gravel filter and all that. <BR> <BR> <BR> Those 10,000 steps were elusive yesterday. By the time that we were finished with church, I was just too tired to get the 2,000 steps. I am still hurting from the adjustment, but thankfully al... Thu, 17 Nov 2016 08:20:18 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – Nov. 16th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x65616956 QUOTE: “That which we persist in doing becomes easier, not that the nature of the thing has changed, but our ability to do has increased.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...lied about my age? <BR> <BR> I can’t recall doing so. I’ve always looked younger so it never seemed to be a necessity. <BR> <BR> <BR> Those 10,000 steps were a bit of a struggle yesterday too. I know I will get my routine back but it is going to take me a bit of time. I wound up walking... Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:42:55 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – Nov. 15th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x65609866 QUOTE: “The greatest of all miracles is that we need not be tomorrow what we are today. The greatest of all insights is that we cannot be tomorrow what we do not do today. That is why today matters.” ~ John C. Maxwell, Today Matters <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...bought something at a yard sale? <BR> <BR> Yes, I have. Another memory just popped in my head. I should really write these down, as least part of it, when they pop in my head. <BR> <BR> <BR> Yesterday, I was determine... Tue, 15 Nov 2016 08:10:33 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – Nov. 14th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x65603111 QUOTE: “You must forgive those who hurt you, even if whatever they did to you is unforgivable in your mind. You will forgive them not because they deserve to be forgiven, but because you don’t want to suffer and hurt yourself every time you remember what they did to you. It doesn’t matter what others did to you, you are going to forgive them because you don’t want to feel sick all the time. Forgiveness is for your own mental healing. You will forgive because you feel compassion for yourse... Mon, 14 Nov 2016 08:31:35 EST Week of November 13th-19th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x65595540 The quality of expectations determines the quality of our action. ” <BR> <BR> Another week has come and gone, and its just six weeks until Christmas, just in case anyone needed to know this. Its been a crazy week in my life this week. My brother that is in the nursing home, he's 67, is expected to pass any day now, and if that's not enough his wife a week ago this past Friday ended up in the hospital from having a stroke. They have one daughter that is in her 30's and even though she does... Sun, 13 Nov 2016 04:16:07 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – November 11th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x65583506 QUOTE: “Be a fountain, not a drain.” ~ Rex Hudler <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...been ice skating? <BR> <BR> I have gone to a rink, but have never ice skated. The ortho scared me so bad about having to remove cartilage and telling me that I could shatter my knee cap that I was afraid to even roller skate and I loved that when I was younger. <BR> <BR> <BR> I thought yesterday if I didn’t eat a full meal maybe I wouldn’t get nauseous, but that was not the case. I think I may n... Fri, 11 Nov 2016 08:16:16 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – November 10th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x65577158 QUOTE: “Your journey to a healthier weight is not a journey that you start and then give up. It is a journey that you are living every day for the rest of your life.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh, Savor <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...hid on Halloween because I had no candy for trick-or-treaters? <BR> <BR> No. We generally buy Takis and give them out instead of just candy. It’s a favorite in our neighborhood. <BR> <BR> <BR> I thought yesterday if I didn’t eat a full meal maybe I wouldn’... Thu, 10 Nov 2016 08:19:41 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 11/09 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x65571534 QUOTE: “No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit.” ~ Helen Keller <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...taken a picture of your face on a Xerox machine? <BR> <BR> I do not believe I have. My hand, yes, but not my face or any other part of my anatomy. <BR> <BR> <BR> Thank you for the condolences and the support. I feel like I’m making small strides. Some days are really good and others not so ... Wed, 9 Nov 2016 10:11:51 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – Nov. 8th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x65564068 QUOTE: “Should you shield the canyons from the windstorms you would never see the true beauty of their carvings.” ~ Elisabeth Kübler-Ross <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Do you have a plan in place for voting if you did not early vote? <BR> <BR> Yes, we do. We are walking over after we get home from work if it’s not raining. <BR> <BR> <BR> Last week was truly the toughest of my life. I do take comfort in the fact that I followed my mom’s wishes. This loss is something that it is going to ta... Tue, 8 Nov 2016 08:35:26 EST Week of November 6-12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x65549132 “ We keep going back, stronger, not weaker, because we will not allow rejection to beat us down. It will only strengthen our resolve. To be successful there is no other way. ” <BR> <BR> Good morning everyone. <BR> <BR> For those of us who have to do it each year at this time, it was time to set our clocks back one hour. I don't like it, but that is just how things go. Setting my clock back an hour may mess with my sleep for a bit, and when my sleep is amiss sometimes the food is off kilte... Sun, 6 Nov 2016 04:37:49 EST Update. No questions or quotes right now. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x65516095 My mom passed on October 29th. I need some time. <BR> <BR> Your thoughts and prayers would be greatly appreciated. Tue, 1 Nov 2016 08:22:28 EST Week of October 31-November 5th. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x65501004 Good morning All, here we are into another week, and soon another month. I'm beginning this week with a message that a sweet friend shared with me. I know many of us struggle on a daily basis, and as Michelle said yesterday, ''there are times I want my cake and to eat it too." I so know that feeling. One thing I have to keep coming back to and that is this, ''even though I feel defeated at times, if I were not grumbling about not being at goal or even close to goal, if I were not doing an... Sun, 30 Oct 2016 04:34:03 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – October 28th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x65488985 QUOTE: “A friend is someone who walks into a room when everyone else is walking out.” ~ Gary Moore <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...made a prank call? <BR> <BR> Yes, I have. <BR> <BR> <BR> I came home super nauseous last night. I feel better this morning, but will see how the day goes. Chris wants to go to the Commemorative Air Force event this weekend. And they are having a cool event at Frontiers of Flight, but I’m not sure we can do both. I’m sure we will figure it out. ... Fri, 28 Oct 2016 08:39:46 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – October 27th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x65482224 QUOTE: “Face your deficiencies and acknowledge them; but do not let them master you. Let them teach you patience, sweetness, insight.” ~ Helen Keller <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...been sick on my birthday? <BR> <BR> Yes, I have. <BR> <BR> <BR> It seems we have something going around at our house. DS16 was sick on Tuesday, DD14 was sick yesterday and DS25 was sick enough to go to the doctor yesterday. Tests are being run on him. I was having some stomach issues myself. I j... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:14:43 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – October 26th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x65475507 QUOTE: “Thoughts disentangle themselves when they pass through the lips and fingertips.” ~ Dawson Trotman <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...gotten a tattoo? <BR> <BR> Nope, never, not planning on it. <BR> <BR> <BR> Mom was moved back to the wound care hospital yesterday. They currently have her in ICU monitoring her. I need to find out where her other stuff is because it did not go to the hospital with her. We are also going to have to make a decision where she will go afterwa... Wed, 26 Oct 2016 08:45:01 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – October 25th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x65468419 QUOTE: “Don’t learn to do, but learn in doing.” ~ Samuel Butler <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...had food come out my nose? <BR> <BR> Not that I recall. <BR> <BR> <BR> Mom sat up on the side of the bed yesterday for 5 minutes. When I got there last night, she said they sat her up for another 15 minutes. She’s making some headway, but she’s still feeling a little blue. I know it’s bound to be expected with everything she has gone through. We’ve got some other stuff going on as ... Tue, 25 Oct 2016 08:32:41 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – October 24th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x65460852 QUOTE: “For me the joy of athletics has never resided in winning. I derive just as much happiness from the process as from the results. I don’t mind losing as long as I see improvement or I feel I’ve done as well as I possibly could. If I lose, I just go back to the track and work some more.” ~ Jackie Joyner-Kersee <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...had a massage? <BR> <BR> Yes, I have. I wish I did them more often. <BR> <BR> <BR> Mom seems to be making some headway, but her day... Mon, 24 Oct 2016 08:37:05 EST a new question for you http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x865x65455520 <BR> Since I'm brand new to weight watchers, what would you say your best tips would be for someone who has never done the program before? Sun, 23 Oct 2016 13:10:11 EST Week of October 23-29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x65453230 “ Whatever we plant in our subconscious mind and nourish with repetition and emotion will one day become a reality. ” <BR> <BR> We should get up each morning not just thinking, but knowing we are capable of doing whatever it takes to get us closer to our goals. Sure the stores are bulging over with Halloween candy calling out to us each and every time we enter one of these places, but just because its there does not mean it has to fine its way into our carts and our homes. Yes, I understan... Sun, 23 Oct 2016 05:03:26 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – October 21st http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x65441190 QUOTE: “You know, all that really matters is that the people you love are happy and healthy. Everything else is just sprinkles on the sundae.” ~ Paul Walker <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...locked my keys in the car? <BR> <BR> I’m certain that I have, but I can’t recall a specific instance. <BR> <BR> <BR> First of all, thank you for your thoughts and prayers. They are greatly appreciated. I wound up spending the entire day at the hospital. Mom was taken back around 11 a.m. and... Fri, 21 Oct 2016 08:17:55 EST SORRY ALL, no question or quote today. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x65434499 My mind is racing as Mom is heading in for surgery around 10 a.m. CST, according to what the scheduler told me yesterday. She had her tentatively scheduled during that time slot as long as Mom could get transferred. There was a delay in transferring her as they had no beds. They called me last night after 10 p.m. to tell me that she was there. Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers today. Thu, 20 Oct 2016 07:54:34 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – October 19th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x65427849 QUOTE: “You know, all that really matters is that the people you love are happy and healthy. Everything else is just sprinkles on the sundae.” ~ Paul Walker <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...ridden a horse? <BR> <BR> Yes, I have. I haven’t done it in years, but I have done it. <BR> <BR> <BR> Work was a little more steady yesterday or maybe I was prepared for it to be slow. We’re still down one car, but hopefully it will be fixed soon. I received a call that stunned me yesterday... Wed, 19 Oct 2016 08:40:30 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – October 18th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x65420813 QUOTE: “Nothing makes me feel better – calmer, clearer and happier – than being in one place, absorbed in a book, a conversation, a piece of music. It’s actually something deeper than mere happiness: it’s joy, which the monk David Steindl-Rast describes as ‘that kind of happiness that doesn’t depend on what happens.'” ~ Pico Iyer <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...been lost? <BR> <BR> Yes. One story that sticks out in my head is at a mall that is no longer open in Sherman. I was hiding... Tue, 18 Oct 2016 08:23:48 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – October 17th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x65413429 QUOTE: “The price of greatness is responsibility over each of your thoughts.” ~ Winston Churchill <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...been to Europe? <BR> <BR> No, I haven’t. <BR> <BR> <BR> It was a rough week and a rough weekend. I forget how hard it is sharing a car. We made it through and, hopefully, will only have to do this another day or two. Chris thinks he may be able to get the Miata fixed soon after he goes to get the pump. He’s not sure when he will be able to look at ... Mon, 17 Oct 2016 08:13:11 EST Week of October 15-22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x65399439 “ Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary. ” <BR> <BR> <BR> ~Steve Jobs <BR> <BR> <BR> Good morning everyone, <BR> as you may remember, today... Sat, 15 Oct 2016 04:19:09 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – October 14th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x65393088 QUOTE: “In our culture, we grow up thinking that failure is a terrible thing, that it’s a setback, or worse, the end. Often it turns out to be the beginning of something better.” ~ Katherine Schwarzenegger <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...built a fire? <BR> <BR> No, I haven’t. <BR> <BR> <BR> I am determined to spend some time prepping this weekend. Since my car is acting up and DH’s car is down, I don’t see me doing much this weekend other than what is necessary. I’ve already gi... Fri, 14 Oct 2016 07:49:49 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – October 13th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x65386492 QUOTE: “[Success] is not about beating the other guy. It’s not about having more than the others. It’s about being what you are, and being as good as possible at it, without succumbing to all the things that draw you away from it. It’s about going where you set out to go. About accomplishing the most that you’re capable of in what you choose. That’s it. No more and no less.” ~ Ryan Holiday, Ego is the Enemy <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...been skydiving? <BR> <BR> No, I haven’t a... Thu, 13 Oct 2016 07:59:21 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – Oct. 12th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x65379305 QUOTE: “Good, better, best. Never let it rest. Until your good is better and your better is best.” ~ Tim Duncan <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...played golf? <BR> <BR> No, I haven’t. <BR> <BR> <BR> Mom’s surgical debridement went well. She informed me last night that she was tired of this and all these hospitals. I know she must be. She’s seen the inside of a hospital much more than she ever did when I was growing up. She seemed in good spirits last night, but didn’t eat much.... Wed, 12 Oct 2016 08:18:15 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – Oct. 11th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x65371768 QUOTE: “You can’t light another’s path without casting light on your own.” ~ John C. Maxwell, Today Matters <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...had a manicure? <BR> <BR> Yes, I have. <BR> <BR> <BR> Sorry for being away this weekend, but I just felt like I needed time away. With Mom’s surgery, the busy weekend and my allergy tests, it was a bit overwhelming. And since I spend most every work day at the computer, I just wanted a break. My allergy tests came back with me being allerg... Tue, 11 Oct 2016 07:42:15 EST Week of October 9-14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x65357489 “ Your future depends on many things but mostly on YOU. ” <BR> <BR> Notice the week is ending on Friday of this week for the thread. You ask why?? Well because Joan forgot Ruthann has to go to Louisville for her Oncologist appointment on the 17th, but I actually forgot all about it until Benny mentioned it. So Ruthann and I are going up on Saturday to have a couple of day to visit with everyone. I'll do a new week post on Saturday before I leave. <BR> <BR> This weeks quote is so true, n... Sun, 9 Oct 2016 05:04:57 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – October 7th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x65346175 QUOTE: “A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.” ~ Greek Proverb <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...made mashed potatoes from scratch? <BR> <BR> More than I have made them from a box or package. <BR> <BR> <BR> Not as busy yesterday and it made for a long day. Mom reacted to the surgeon about like I expected. They are taking her in on Tuesday morning to surgically debride her wounds and put her in a wound vac and see if that help... Fri, 7 Oct 2016 08:40:15 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – Oct. 6th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x65339358 QUOTE: “Your life is what your thoughts make it.” ~ Marcus Aurelius <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...been to the circus? <BR> <BR> Yes, I have. Multiple times, in fact. <BR> <BR> <BR> I received a call yesterday with news about my Mom. While not completely unexpected, it really put me in not great spirits. They are yet again talking about amputation. Her foot is simply not healing. The doctor said he wants her to get a surgery consult, but if she decided not to go with the amp... Thu, 6 Oct 2016 08:34:27 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – October 5th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x65331804 QUOTE: “If you imagine less, less will be what you undoubtedly deserve. Do what you love, and don’t stop until you get what you love. Work as hard as you can, imagine immensities, don’t compromise, and don’t waste time. Start now. Not 20 years from now, not two weeks from now. Now.” ~ Debbie Millman <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...made all A’s in school? <BR> <BR> I have, mostly in college. I didn’t really care that much in high school and I wish now that I had. <BR> <BR> <BR> No... Wed, 5 Oct 2016 08:32:08 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – October 4th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x65324178 QUOTE: “Dreamers don’t have special genes. They find circumstances that amplify their dreams.” ~ Seth Godin, Whatcha Gonna Do With That Duck? <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...eaten a bug? <BR> <BR> Not on purpose that I recall. <BR> <BR> <BR> Yesterday seemed to be a hurry up and wait sort of day. Overall, not a bad day. I hit my 10,000 steps, which, to be honest, was a bit of a beating since I didn’t do it most of last week because I was feeling so bad. It felt good to do it t... Tue, 4 Oct 2016 08:30:05 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – Oct. 3rd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x65316339 QUOTE: “I try to avoid looking forward or backward, and try to keep looking upward.” ~ Charlotte Bronte <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...rolled down a hill? <BR> <BR> Perhaps as a child, but nothing that really sticks out. <BR> <BR> <BR> I vegged out on Saturday. My sweet husband handled Costco for me while I was miserable and itchy. I didn’t venture out of the house until yesterday for church and the grocery store. I do feel like I accomplished some things though. I made a qui... Mon, 3 Oct 2016 08:52:22 EST October 2nd-8th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x65307869 “ The most glorious moments in your life are not the so-called days of success, but rather those days when out of dejection and despair you feel rise in you a challenge to life, and the promise of future accomplishments. ” <BR> <BR> I can honestly say I have felt exactly how this week's quote describes. IF you follow a plan, and I mean really follow it, then you are going to find success. But, its those times that we fall into the gutter with our eating and can pull ourselves back to realit... Sun, 2 Oct 2016 04:19:48 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – September 30th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x65294417 QUOTE: “People say that what we are all seeking is a meaning for life. I don’t think that’s what we’re really seeking. I think what we’re seeking is an experience of being alive.” ~ Joseph Campbell, via Solitude <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...played Scrabble? <BR> <BR> Yes, I have, but it’s been quite some time. <BR> <BR> <BR> Other than my ear, I’m feeling much better after the essential oil cocktail that I took yesterday. Not 100% but definitely much better. Hoping I can ge... Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:16:38 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – Sept. 29th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x65288709 QUOTE: “Thoughts disentangle themselves when they pass through the lips and fingertips.” ~ Dawson Trotman <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...been pulled over? <BR> <BR> Yes, I have. Mostly when I was younger. <BR> <BR> <BR> Day 3 brought on more fever. Mom’s surgery went well. We were told that they were keeping her overnight at the hospital to make sure that things continued well. I was awake about 1:30 this morning and it took awhile for me to go back to sleep. Then we wound u... Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:24:18 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – September 28th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x65280103 QUOTE: “The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender.” ~ Vince Lombardi <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...opened Christmas presents early? <BR> <BR> Maybe once or twice, but normally no. It’s either Christmas eve or Christmas day. <BR> <BR> <BR> Day 2 brought a fever. This is going to be a fun 2 weeks. I have a low grade fever this morning. Good thing that I can just hang out in my office and don’t really have to deal with the clients too much. I am in debate about whethe... Wed, 28 Sep 2016 08:13:48 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – Sept. 27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x65272841 QUOTE: “It’s choice – not chance – that determines your destiny.” ~ Jean Nidetch <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...slept till noon? <BR> <BR> It’s been years, I think that I have slept straight through until noon, but I have. <BR> <BR> <BR> Yeah, so in the spirit of honesty, the gym did not happen. Day 1 of no allergy meds hit me like a lead balloon. As the day progressed, the yucky feelings started hitting. I had to repeatedly blow my nose, etc. My appetite is decreasing, which... Tue, 27 Sep 2016 08:25:54 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – September 29th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x65265335 QUOTE: “Be a fountain, not a drain.” ~ Rex Hudler <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...screamed during a scary movie? <BR> <BR> Yes, I have. <BR> <BR> <BR> Sorry I didn’t post over the weekend. It was a fun, but busy weekend. The women’s conference was truly a blessing. I bought a couple of new dresses and a new shirt. I am loving this shirt and I have a feeling it’s going to be one of my favorites! It’s a blue, turquoise and white large plaid print. I am going to try to go throu... Mon, 26 Sep 2016 08:34:35 EST Week of September 25-October 1 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x65256977 “ Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what is still possible for you to do. ” <BR> <BR> I have a hard time in believing that we can fail. Trust me I know we can feel like failures from time to time, but until we completely give up, never looking back, then we still have a chance of success. <BR> On Friday at my TOPS meeting Ms. Effie made the comment, ''I don't want to be a KOPS", that is what they call those that have made it to goal, KOPS, ''Keep Off Pounds Se... Sun, 25 Sep 2016 05:34:15 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – September 23rd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x65244112 QUOTE: “And that’s the trick. Somehow in looking back, almost any situation seems to have been ok. The challenge is to live that acceptance in the present, not just in memory.” ~ Robert Kull, Solitude <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...eaten a Krispy Kreme donut? <BR> <BR> Yes, I have. <BR> <BR> <BR> Fairly busy day yesterday, but I managed to hit my 10,000. I came home and napped for about an hour or so because I had a headache, then went to see Mom. She’s not nearly so shaky. ... Fri, 23 Sep 2016 08:25:18 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – Sept. 22nd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x65236937 QUOTE: “Thoughts disentangle themselves when they pass through the lips and fingertips.” ~ Dawson Trotman <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...built something out of wood? <BR> <BR> No, I have not. <BR> <BR> <BR> Well, I finally made an appointment for the allergy doctor. Beginning next Monday, I can no longer take my allergy meds until after my appointment. It’s going to be tough and I hope I don’t get a upper respiratory infection or sinus infection. Hopefully, I will find out what i... Thu, 22 Sep 2016 07:54:07 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – September 21st http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x65229351 QUOTE: “I like my feet to be the first footprints in the sand.” ~ Kevin Garnett <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...had your footprints be the first at the beach? <BR> <BR> Yes, I have. I was much smaller then and it was when we were camping a lot. <BR> <BR> <BR> I think I am having a week of Mondays. Jarrod got all the way to the hospital and stepped back to let them know he was there and to find out if she was there already, he was told that she was still at the wound care hospital.... Wed, 21 Sep 2016 08:13:39 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – Sept. 20th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x65222143 QUOTE:“The price of greatness is responsibility over each of your thoughts.” ~ Winston Churchill <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...fallen down in public? <BR> <BR> Yes, I have...on multiple occasions. The first one that pops in my head is when we were heading into the country club for a function and I was wearing my really nice Vera Wang big girl heels...yep, you guessed it, down I went. Ripped my pantyhose, my knee was bleeding. I am not sure if anyone saw me, but it was certainly em... Tue, 20 Sep 2016 08:04:54 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – September 19th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x65214842 QUOTE:“You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.” ~ Oliver Goldsmith <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...baked a cake from scratch? <BR> <BR> Yes and I love doing it! And by baking it from scratch, I know what’s in it! <BR> <BR> <BR> Sorry all, I really thought I would get here this weekend, but it was just crazy busy or we were absolutely exhausted. We managed to get most everything unpacked from the U-Haul that had to be removed and put in the storage buildi... Mon, 19 Sep 2016 08:17:18 EST why did WW DC message boards? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x65207911 I liked the message boards. So much more organized than a scrolling social media that all seems to be just motivational stories? Sun, 18 Sep 2016 09:32:42 EST Week of September 18-24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x65206458 “ There are few things that you can't do as long as you are willing to apply yourself. ” <BR> <BR> Good morning All, <BR> and here we are ready to begin another week, and this week Fall will begin. Here in Beaver Dam its going to have to cool up some before I am going to consider it Fall. <BR> <BR> Love the quote I found, and when I found it I immediately thought about my chair yoga experience. Deep, deep down I really never thought I'd do the entire thing. Each time we met I walked awa... Sun, 18 Sep 2016 04:13:21 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – September 16th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x65194837 QUOTE: “It is better to make many small steps in the right direction than to make a great leap forward only to stumble backward.” ~ Proverb <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...been to Disney World? <BR> <BR> Yes, my mom, Jarrod (DS25) and I went years ago when he was small. <BR> <BR> <BR> It was hit and miss busy yesterday. I did, however, get my 10,000 steps in a little earlier than usual. So I took the opportunity to slip my shoe off and use the tennis ball to help massage my left fo... Fri, 16 Sep 2016 08:42:58 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – September 15th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x65187564 QUOTE: “The key is to trust in your preparation. You have done all you can, so focus on that fact. You will remain the same person before, during and after the race, so the result, however important, will not define you. The journey is what matters.” ~ Chrissie Wellington, A Life Without Limits <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...been to a professional sporting event? <BR> <BR> Yes, my dad took me to wrestling and I’ve been to several Texas Rangers games. <BR> <BR> <BR> Yesterday felt li... Thu, 15 Sep 2016 08:52:53 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – September 14th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x65180299 QUOTE: “It is going to be tough if you look for the easy way out because very rarely is there an easy way out. There is nothing that replaces hard work.” ~ Arnold Schwarzenegger <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...broken a bone? <BR> <BR> Yes, I broke my hand...as an adult when I fell on the treadmill. <BR> <BR> <BR> Honestly, I got up at 5:15 and started on it. That’s when I’ve been normally getting up, but not what I normally do when I get up. My co-worker appreciated me making her a... Wed, 14 Sep 2016 08:48:06 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – September 13th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x65172829 QUOTE: “Right now you are one choice away from a new beginning – one that leads you toward becoming the fullest human being you can be.” ~ Oprah Winfrey <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...worn braces? <BR> <BR> No, I have not. They were preparing my mouth for braces, but my dad said no. <BR> <BR> <BR> One of these days I’m going to get everything down on my calendar and then something’s going to change. I came home and headed to the grocery store. Came home, put everything up and coo... Tue, 13 Sep 2016 08:35:12 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – September 12th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x65166077 QUOTE: “Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” ~ Will Rogers <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever...made clothing yourself? <BR> <BR> I never made clothing specifically, but I do remember making a bag in Home Economics. Do they even still teach Home Economics in schools? <BR> <BR> <BR> It was such a busy day yesterday. I wound up only making it to Costco, but thinking I have enough fruits and veggies that I can manage to get through today and then I... Mon, 12 Sep 2016 08:35:30 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – September 11th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x65159898 QUOTE: “Don’t learn to do, but learn in doing.” ~ Samuel Butler <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Where were you when you got the news about the twin towers? <BR> <BR> I had just gotten to work and we were all crowding into a partner’s office at the law firm that I worked out watching his travel tv as everything unfolded. I will say that it makes me grateful for the firefighters, police officers and volunteers who were able to assist that day and for so many days to follow. <BR> <BR> Sorry I didn’t ge... Sun, 11 Sep 2016 09:33:19 EST Week of September 11-17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x65158565 To begin this week is to remember its been 15 years ago that the Twin Towers were hit. Today many of the TV stations will bombard us with those images and memories. For me, I can't watch that over and over again. I still grieve for those that lost their lives, those that lost loved ones, and it was only by the grace of God that one of Bob's boys were not on one of those planes, I hurt for those that have lost loved one, and I hurt for our nation as a whole, but I don't have to sit in fr... Sun, 11 Sep 2016 04:56:31 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – Sept. 9th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x65146195 QUOTE: “When it comes to health and well-being, regular exercise is about as close to a magic potion as you can get.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh, Savor <BR> <BR> QUESTION: When you find what works for you, how often do you have to change things up? <BR> <BR> I know food-wise, I need to change that every week or so for my lunches, etc. or I get so bored that I can’t see straight. Workout-wise, I know things need to change because I’m getting steps and continuing to move at work, but outside of that... Fri, 9 Sep 2016 08:37:25 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – Sept. 7th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x65139150 QUOTE: “You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.” ~ Rosalynn Carter <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever sat on the board of a non-profit or worked closely with a non-profit? <BR> <BR> A friend had requested that I sit on the board of a new society that she wanted to get started to assist those with endometriosis. Having suffered with it myself, I know how important support is. I also work with Conquer Chiari to assist with the walks, etc. eac... Thu, 8 Sep 2016 08:13:54 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – Sept. 6th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x65123733 QUOTE: “Nothing makes me feel better – calmer, clearer and happier – than being in one place, absorbed in a book, a conversation, a piece of music. It’s actually something deeper than mere happiness: it’s joy, which the monk David Steindl-Rast describes as ‘that kind of happiness that doesn’t depend on what happens.'” ~ Pico Iyer <BR> <BR> QUESTION: How did you enjoy your weekend? <BR> <BR> Overall, we enjoyed it. We got to have some family time. The not so pleasant time was taking Jarr... Tue, 6 Sep 2016 08:25:41 EST September 4-10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x65109279 Last so called Summer weekend, but in reality, its just another weekend. Sure some may get an extra day off work, but that does not mean we get a day off from our program. This has to become not only a lifestyle change, but our new lifestyle. Otherwise its not going to work for the long haul. <BR> The only advice I have not only for today, but for everyday is as follows....... <BR> <BR> <BR> Make the decision. <BR> <BR> Don't hope. Don't try. <BR> <BR> Know. <BR> <BR> Know that you ... Sun, 4 Sep 2016 04:03:38 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – September 3rd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x65103742 QUOTE: “Grit is not just simple elbow-grease term for rugged persistence. It is an often invisible display of endurance that lets you stay in an uncomfortable place, work hard to improve upon a given interest, and do it again and again.” ~ Sarah Lewis, The Rise <BR> <BR> QUESTION: I was thinking the last couple of days about my childhood. We used to have a family reunion every year, which seems to have gone by the wayside since our older generation passed. Does anyone still do that anymor... Sat, 3 Sep 2016 08:21:02 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – September 2nd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x65097059 QUOTE: “And that’s the trick. Somehow in looking back, almost any situation seems to have been ok. The challenge is to live that acceptance in the present, not just in memory.” ~ Robert Kull, Solitude <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Not focusing on the negative that may have happened in August, but on the positives, what positive thing happened in August? <BR> <BR> I started focusing on getting those 10,000 steps per day again and on eating better. And I realized some of the foods I would splurge o... Fri, 2 Sep 2016 08:35:20 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 09/01 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x65090660 QUOTE: “No one can see their reflection in running water. It is only in still water that we can see.” ~ Zen Proverb <BR> <BR> QUESTION: It’s a new month (where does the time go?), are you ready? Do you have your goals established for the month? <BR> <BR> I’ve been thinking about my goals for the new month this week. While I don’t have everything written down yet, I have an idea of where I want to go/what I want to accomplish this month. I want to be at least 5 pounds lighter by October 1... Thu, 1 Sep 2016 10:13:16 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – August 31st http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x65082106 QUOTE: “For me, winning isn’t something that happens suddenly on the field when the whistle blows and the crowds roar. Winning is something that builds physically and mentally every day that you train and every night that you dream.” ~ Emmitt Smith <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Are you a fan of DIY? <BR> <BR> Some of it. Honestly, I think that I would not do a good job on some things, but I do enjoy trying some other things. <BR> <BR> Yesterday was not a great day as I was fighting a headache all ... Wed, 31 Aug 2016 08:27:39 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – August 30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x65075577 QUOTE: “Success doesn’t depend on your past or current circumstances. Success depends on your willingness to do what’s required to become successful, and the day you act on that willingness is your first step toward success.” ~ Joachim de Posada, Don’t Eat the Marshmallow… Yet! <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Are you a morning news person or a evening news person or do you get your news from the internet? <BR> <BR> Honestly, since we really don’t turn our tvs on and I think we could almost get rid of t... Tue, 30 Aug 2016 08:37:34 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – August 29th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x65068347 QUOTE: “Children are born awesome. Our job as the adults in their lives is to make sure they know this and to minimize the effect of anyone who might influence them to feel otherwise. When children feel stupid, slow, naughty, troublesome, untrustworthy, incapable or silenced in response to the comments of any adult in their lives, it’s time for us to be their voice.” ~ Hey Sigmund, Good Men Project <BR> <BR> QUESTION: What is for breakfast? <BR> <BR> This morning I had what was left of the ... Mon, 29 Aug 2016 08:22:52 EST August 28-September 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x65060743 “ Do you know what happens when you give a procrastinator a good idea? Nothing! ” <BR> <BR> Good morning everyone, here we are not only beginning a new week, but before the week is over with we will have begun a new month. The time is flying by that is for sure. <BR> <BR> So procrastination? I'll get started tomorrow. How many times have we said those very words ourselves. For me I try NOT to think about how much further alone I feel I should be, because really making myself feel less w... Sun, 28 Aug 2016 04:42:56 EST QUOTE OF THE DAY - August 27th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x65056553 QUOTE: “Children are born awesome. Our job as the adults in their lives is to make sure they know this and to minimize the effect of anyone who might influence them to feel otherwise. When children feel stupid, slow, naughty, troublesome, untrustworthy, incapable or silenced in response to the comments of any adult in their lives, it’s time for us to be their voice.” ~ Hey Sigmund, Good Men Project <BR> <BR> So, I was sort of expecting this so it wasn't really a surprise. I am up 2 pounds. ... Sat, 27 Aug 2016 11:28:57 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – August 25th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x65041775 QUOTE: “Thoughts disentangle themselves when they pass through the lips and fingertips.” ~ Dawson Trotman <BR> <BR> QUESTION: What’s for dinner tonight? <BR> <BR> Tonight is probably breakfast for dinner. Last night I fixed a Chili Bubble Up Casserole with chili, hot dogs, cheese and biscuits. It was quite tasty but a little heavy. <BR> <BR> Yesterday was just a stressful day. Between getting up later than normal and running out the door late and then getting a call about my mother with... Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:31:28 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – August 24th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x65035059 QUOTE: “One must make the warrior walk his everyday walk.” ~ Miyamoto Musashi <BR> <BR> QUESTION: What one thing would you be interested in learning more about? <BR> <BR> I would like to learn more about canning and preserving foods. <BR> <BR> I seriously felt like pulling my hair out yesterday morning. One of my co-workers had medical tests yesterday morning and the other was out yesterday morning sick. I was all by myself. Answering phones, drafting documents, etc. It made for a str... Wed, 24 Aug 2016 08:42:35 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – August 23rd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x65028205 QUOTE: “Vision without execution is delusion.” ~ Thomas Edison <BR> <BR> QUESTION: What stresses you out? <BR> <BR> This whole situation with my mom. Having too much on the schedule and feeling like there is not enough time to get it done. <BR> <BR> Work hasn’t been super busy, but it comes in fits and starts. I am not complaining, but I do prefer to stay busy. There are still so many things to do this week, but I feel much better knowing that I have a meal plan. Mom’s pain seems to b... Tue, 23 Aug 2016 08:31:36 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – August 22nd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x65021059 QUOTE: “Be a fountain, not a drain.” ~ Rex Hudler <BR> <BR> QUESTION: When do the students in your area start back to school? <BR> <BR> School starts back today for my younger kids. I now have 2 children in high school. Where does the time go?. <BR> <BR> What a crazy weekend! We seemed to be busy all weekend long! Saturday between talking to the staff at the wound care hospital where my mom is, going to the grocery store and Costco, Saturday disappeared quickly. Weigh in was surprisi... Mon, 22 Aug 2016 08:13:19 EST August 21-27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x65013475 “ Live today for tomorrow it will all be history. ” <BR> <BR> Another week has already passed, and nothing we can do about that. It's gone, we can't go back and change anything, but we can start today with a clean slate. <BR> <BR> I have spoken with a lady that teaches Yoga and she's having this month long offer for chair yoga. Now I'll be the first to admit, no way I can do the regular stuff, but the chair yoga interest me. It would begin in September, we would meet two days a week Thur... Sun, 21 Aug 2016 05:01:54 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – August 19th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x65001513 QUOTE: “You have to be brave with your life so that others can be brave with theirs.” ~ Katherine Center, The Gifts of Imperfection <BR> <BR> QUESTION: What is your favorite smell? <BR> <BR> I think it is definitely bread. Which almost seems funny to me because I don’t really eat a lot of it anymore. <BR> <BR> Well, things don’t not go quite as well as planned. Although, to be honest, after 2 more calls/messages, I finally found out why the case management supervisor didn’t return my cal... Fri, 19 Aug 2016 08:23:40 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – August 18th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x64994688 QUOTE:“Your life is what your thoughts make it.” ~ Marcus Aurelius <BR> <BR> QUESTION: If time/schedule was not an issue, name one thing you would like to do. <BR> <BR> Read, I would like to sit down, not worry about the time and just read. <BR> <BR> So Mom calls yesterday and tells me she’s going to the hospital today for a procedure and when I call, no one can give me information. They said I need to talk to the case manager. I left a message for the supervisor early afternoon and HAVE... Thu, 18 Aug 2016 08:11:37 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – August 17th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x64987941 QUOTE:“For me the joy of athletics has never resided in winning. I derive just as much happiness from the process as from the results. I don’t mind losing as long as I see improvement or I feel I’ve done as well as I possibly could. If I lose, I just go back to the track and work some more.” ~ Jackie Joyner-Kersee <BR> <BR> QUESTION: What is something that you prefer to make from scratch even though it is readily available for purchase? <BR> <BR> Bread. I prefer to make it rather than b... Wed, 17 Aug 2016 08:25:55 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – August 16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x64980935 QUOTE:“One must not allow the clock and the calendar to blind him to the fact that each moment of life is a miracle – and a mystery.” ~ Robin S. Sharma, The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari <BR> <BR> QUESTION: What has made you smile today? <BR> <BR> While it may not seem like a big deal, I smiled today when I realized that my body is adjusting to me getting up earlier again. I went to sleep last night without my FitBit Surge, which has a “silent” alarm that wakes me up at 5:15 a.m. In what I th... Tue, 16 Aug 2016 08:20:01 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – August 15th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x64973922 QUOTE:“I try to avoid looking forward or backward, and try to keep looking upward.” ~ Charlotte Bronte <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Did you accomplish everything that you set out to this weekend? <BR> <BR> No, I did not, but I am happy with what I did accomplish and I got to enjoy some much needed time with family. <BR> <BR> It was such a busy day yesterday, but it was so much fun. Not something we do every day. The younger two kids start two-a-days this week for tennis...and neither of them want... Mon, 15 Aug 2016 08:27:50 EST Week of August 14-20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x64966680 Be responsible for the next 5 minutes." <BR> <BR> Found that quote in the latest edition of Weight Watchers magazine, and I got to thinking, ''if I can hold off for 5 minutes, why can't I hold off for 10?" So this week when I am searching for something to scarf down, instead of giving in, I'm going for the waiting 5 minutes, then giving it 10 more just for good measure. Will it work? Won't know until I give it a good try. This is my one thing toward my goal today. <BR> <BR> I was busy ... Sun, 14 Aug 2016 04:26:13 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – August 13th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x64962523 QUOTE:“Success, like happiness, cannot be pursued. It must ensue. And it only does so as the unintended side effect of one’s personal dedication to a cause greater than oneself.” ~ Victor Frankl <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Do you use “mini” goals to help you get to your ultimate goal? <BR> <BR> Yes, I do. Sometimes I get overwhelmed looking at the big picture and I need to focus on smaller goals at a time. <BR> <BR> The weather and my head do not go well together. The white light made an appea... Sat, 13 Aug 2016 11:30:05 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – August 12th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x64954591 QUOTE:“For unless one is able to live fully in the present, the future is a hoax. There is no point whatever in making plans for a future which you will never be able to enjoy. When your plans mature, you will still be living for some other future beyond.” ~ Alan Watts, The Book <BR> <BR> QUESTION: For better or worse, what has changed for you in the last 12 months? <BR> <BR> I have found that when I am overwhelmed with things going on with my Mom, my family, etc. that I tend to put my hea... Fri, 12 Aug 2016 08:05:47 EST Thinking of Rejoining WW http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x865x64950263 I've done WW in the past, had some success with the earlier (1980s) programs, but had less success with the Points-based programs. <BR> <BR> I live in a small town, and there are only 2 meetings, both early morning, so they're not convenient. I was thinking of joining OnlinePlus, but had heard of some pretty bad website/app problems earlier in the year. <BR> <BR> Have those problems been resolved? <BR> <BR> I wanted to take a look at the WW message boards for feedback, but apparently WW... Thu, 11 Aug 2016 13:43:07 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – August 11th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x64947861 QUOTE:“One must not allow the clock and the calendar to blind him to the fact that each moment of life is a miracle – and a mystery.” ~ Robin S. Sharma, The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari <BR> <BR> QUESTION: In the haste of your daily life, what are you not seeing? <BR> <BR> I am sure there are so many things. I was reminded yesterday when I was listening to The Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes that you have to make time for those things that are important. <BR> <BR> Apparently, I have started a b... Thu, 11 Aug 2016 08:07:09 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – August 10th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x64941335 QUOTE:“It’s not bragging if you can back it up.” ~ Muhammad Ali <BR> <BR> QUESTION: I know I have gone through a number of changes while on this journey. What is one big change from when you first started? <BR> <BR> I have learned that moderation is key. I don’t have to eliminate one food or group of foods, I can have it, I just have to plan for it. <BR> <BR> Mom is not so happy, they have decreased her pain medication. I told her I thought it was to make sure she wasn’t being over medi... Wed, 10 Aug 2016 08:26:06 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – August 9th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x64934519 QUOTE:“The only real security in life lies in relishing life’s insecurity.” ~ Scott Peck, The Road Less Traveled <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Which activities make you lose track of time? <BR> <BR> Walking and not having a particular schedule. <BR> <BR> I got the call yesterday from my mom that they went ahead and moved her to a wound care facility. Since her knee and heel don’t seem to be healing, they are having to do something more to make sure she doesn’t get an infection and can heal. I saw ... Tue, 9 Aug 2016 08:24:41 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – August 8th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x64927382 QUOTE:“Life moves forward. The old leaves wither, die and fall away, and the new growth extends forward into the light.” ~ Bryant McGill <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Did you watch the Olympics over the weekend? <BR> <BR> Yes, we did. Not all weekend, but we watched some on Saturday and some on Sunday. <BR> <BR> I feel like I have been on the go most of the weekend. Between the concert on Friday night, DS25’s accident on Saturday and then going with him to get checked out on Sunday, it was a busy ... Mon, 8 Aug 2016 08:13:31 EST Monday's Musing http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x64926720 Thanks to all of you for your vote of confidence, I can see you all have much more confidence in me than I have in myself. <BR> <BR> I think I shared with all of you that I was made treasurer of out local T.O.P.S. group, and ever since then I have dreaded going to the bank to make a deposit because I just know, or at least that is what I'm telling myself, ''I just know those people are going to look at me and say, well your not doing the program." <BR> <BR> In reality, they will probably ... Mon, 8 Aug 2016 05:48:17 EST Vacation is over http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x64920173 Good morning everyone. Have to admit I've been very lazy about getting back to posting. We were suppose to stay until Thursday and then return back to Beaver Dam, but at breakfast on Wednesday morning we all agreed, ''might as well leave today." So we drove straight through on Wednesday and got to Ruthann's about 9:15, where I spent the night as well. <BR> <BR> The vacation, and the time with my sister's were great. I did get my feet wet in the ocean, I also got sand on my feet, there wa... Sun, 7 Aug 2016 05:41:25 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – August 6th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x64917026 QUOTE:“There are no mistakes in life, only lessons. There is no such thing as a negative experience, only opportunities to grow, learn and advance along the road of self-mastery. From struggle comes strength. Even pain can be a wonderful teacher.” ~ Robin S. Sharma, The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Did you watch the opening ceremonies of the Olympics? <BR> <BR> I did not. DH was sending me pics of the tv though. <BR> <BR> The concert was a lot of fun. I saw women and ... Sat, 6 Aug 2016 14:56:22 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – August 5th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x64908505 QUOTE:“Breathe in the future, breathe out the past. No matter where you are or what you’re going through, always believe that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Never expect, assume, or demand. Just do your best, control the elements you can control, and then let it be. Because once you have done what you can, if it is meant to be, it will happen, or it will show you the next step that needs to be taken.” ~ Marc Chernoff, Blog <BR> <BR> QUESTION: How often do you incorporate strength... Fri, 5 Aug 2016 08:29:20 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – August 4th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x64901756 QUOTE:“Imagine there is a bank account that credits your account each morning with $86,400. It carries over no balance from day to day. Every evening the bank deletes whatever part of the balance you failed to used during the day. What would you do? Draw out every cent, of course? Each of us has such a bank, its name is time. Every morning, it credits you 86,400 seconds. Every night it writes off at a lost, whatever of this you failed to invest to a good purpose. It carries over no balance. I... Thu, 4 Aug 2016 08:30:15 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – August 3rd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x64894640 QUOTE:“Most men make the error of thinking that one day it will be done. They think, ‘If I can work enough, then one day I could rest.’ Or, ‘One day my woman will understand something and then she will stop complaining.’ Or, ‘I’m only doing this now so that one day I can do what I really want with my life.’ The masculine error is to think that eventually things will be different in some fundamental way. They won’t. It never ends. As long as life continues, the creative challenge is to tu... Wed, 3 Aug 2016 08:42:33 EST Missing Joan's daily post :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x64888644 funny how you get in certain habits, like checking out her post with my first cup of coffee for the day. Tue, 2 Aug 2016 09:59:27 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – August 2nd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x64888131 QUOTE:“You learn so much from taking chances, whether they work out or not. Either way, you can grow from the experience and become stronger and smarter.” ~ John Legend <BR> <BR> QUESTION: What can you do today that you were not capable of 5 years ago? <BR> <BR> Hmm, I could not do so many things 5 years ago because I was suffering with migraines so bad that I would be in bed for days. This last week was a reminder of that. <BR> <BR> I had a little too much time on my hands yesterday, but... Tue, 2 Aug 2016 08:50:07 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – August 1st http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x64881116 QUOTE:“When you rise in the morning, greet the day with vigor. During the day, refrain from thinking or saying, ‘I’m confused,’ ‘I’m weak,’ ‘I’m sad,’ ‘I need help.’ At night before you sleep, release all thoughts of sadness, anger, or irritation. Think of pleasant things.” ~ Tempu Nakamura, Budo Secrets <BR> <BR> QUESTION: First day of August, are you excited about what this month can hold for you? <BR> <BR> I can honestly say that I am. I have been trying to focus on being a better me... Mon, 1 Aug 2016 10:09:32 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – July 31st http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x64873880 QUOTE:“Most of my successes in life have come from learning how to be comfortable with being uncomfortable.” ~ Jesse Itzler, Living With A SEAL <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Are your goals changing for August? <BR> <BR> I am focusing on smaller goals right now...so for this coming week, I want to make sure I have a game plan for each meal/snack. <BR> <BR> It was a busy day and then the headache hit. ARGH! So there is still much to do today, but I will push through and get it done! Thankfully, my... Sun, 31 Jul 2016 09:47:03 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – July 30th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x64869026 QUOTE:“In an age of speed, I began to think, nothing could be more invigorating that going slow. In an age of distraction, nothing can feel more luxurious than paying attention. And in an age of constant movement, nothing is more urgent than sitting still. You can go on vacation to Hawaii or New Orleans three months from now, and you’ll have a tremendous time, I’m sure. But if you want to come back feeling new – alive and full of fresh hope and in love with the world – I think the place to vi... Sat, 30 Jul 2016 13:03:23 EST Today finally arrived. :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x64866593 I did make it to my TOPS meeting yesterday and found out that I'm not the only one that need that weekly weigh in to keep them in tow. I was up 3 pounds, and no I wasn't happy about it but I have vowed NOT to come back from vacation with 3 more pounds to add to the total. <BR> <BR> Had a great time at Ruthann's last night, we got all our luggage packed up, Don is driving the 4x4 so I had to make sure I could get up in that thing. Thank goodness it has running boards <em>198</em> . We ar... Sat, 30 Jul 2016 04:38:36 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – July 29th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x64860809 QUOTE:“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.” ~ Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Do you ever notice that you are doing things without even thinking about it? <BR> <BR> I have before. Honestly, the making of the list, I think, will happen over the weekend so that I can try to start that next week. I know there are many things I do without thinking about it and I would like my mornings to run smoother. <BR> <BR> Spent most o... Fri, 29 Jul 2016 08:23:24 EST More Storms http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x64860143 Last night around 10 big time storms came through, we had wind heavy rain and lots and lots of thunder and lightening. So this morning I'm listening very closely to the weather and if Owensboro is suppose to get a storm this morning, then I'm staying home. We've had so much rain and Owensboro is no different, that there is just no where for the water to go, and I sure don't want to face what I did a few weeks ago. <BR> <BR> I want, and need to make my meeting today, since we didn't have o... Fri, 29 Jul 2016 05:11:13 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – July 28th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x64854260 QUOTE:“Trust yourself. Create the kind of life you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into the flames of achievement.” ~ Foster C. McClellan <BR> <BR> QUESTION: How do you start your habits? <BR> <BR> I was listening to an audiobook (shocking right?) and I heard something that I don’t think I have heard before. She said that she made herself a list of everything that she needed to do to get ready in the m... Thu, 28 Jul 2016 08:51:23 EST updates http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x64853402 I have to say my visit with Kevin was like old times. We had the best visit, and talked about many things, even the things that happened after Mr. Bob's passing, and Kevin even apologized for his part. <BR> <BR> We had a rain storm that produced 3.5 inches of rain in less than an hour here, and I even called Kevin knowing he was on his way down, telling him he might want to rethink this trip due to my street was flooded but he was willing to trudge on, but at least I warned him. <BR> <BR... Thu, 28 Jul 2016 05:00:43 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – July 27th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x64847456 QUOTE: “It is going to be tough if you look for the easy way out because very rarely is there an easy way out. There is nothing that replaces hard work.” ~ Arnold Schwarzenegger <BR> <BR> QUESTION: What is one thing that happened yesterday and made you proud? <BR> <BR> My daughter is going to youth camp with the church next week. This child not so long ago was scared to get in front of people and perform. She is so excited because she found out that there is a talent show and she wants ... Wed, 27 Jul 2016 08:30:11 EST Voices http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x64846571 "The same voice that says, "GIVE UP" can also be trained to say "KEEP GOING!" <BR> <BR> Of all the voices I have in my head, the one I like the best is the one that tells me, ''your good enough, your worth the hard work, no sweet treat or binge is going to improve a bad situation." <BR> <BR> This is why even though I've had many ups and downs I keep listening to that one voice that tells me, ''KEEP GOING, ONE DAY YOU'LL GET THERE." <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> to all, <BR> Joan Wed, 27 Jul 2016 05:02:30 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – July 26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x64840965 QUOTE: “The professional does not wait for inspiration; he acts in anticipation of it.” ~ Steven Pressfield, Turning Pro <BR> <BR> QUESTION: What is one thing you are thankful for on this journey? <BR> <BR> Supportive friends. <BR> <BR> Well, the dreaded migraine reared it’s ugly head last night. Thankfully, I don’t get them as bad as I was several years ago, but it was bad. I did not hit my step goal yesterday. Between jarring my ankle on Sunday morning and the migraine, I wasn’t fe... Tue, 26 Jul 2016 08:26:44 EST Outnumbered http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x64840214 "The possibilities always outnumber problems." <BR> <BR> Another great thought this morning, but I have to also admit I've never looked at it quite like there are more possibilities to our problems than we realize. For example, our Blanche has been gone, not home in her own surroundings and came home and not only did she not gain, but she actually showed a loss. <BR> <BR> It could have had a much different outcome, Blanche could have ate the entire time from one destination to the next. B... Tue, 26 Jul 2016 04:49:09 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – July 25th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x64833778 QUOTE: “It is always important to know when something has reached its end. Closing circles, shutting doors, finishing chapters, it doesn’t matter what we call it; what matters is to leave in the past those moments in life that are over.” ~ Paulo Coelho <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Has it gotten easier for you to focus on the positives as the journey continues? <BR> <BR> Definitely! I am more forgiving of myself now than I was at the beginning of the journey. <BR> <BR> While I missed checking in... Mon, 25 Jul 2016 08:11:19 EST Just go around it. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x64833087 "There's a way around whatever's standing in your path!" <BR> <BR> Yesterday Ruthann made a desert for Sunday dinner called a Ho Ho cake. Lots of chocolate, and this wonderful cream filing, let me tell you it was so calling my name. I struggled, I fought my inner sugar demon, and as always Ruthann asked, ''do you want dessert?" As a rule, I've said no maybe later, for many, many months now. But yesterday there was something that just wouldn't let me say no. So I said to her, cut me a sl... Mon, 25 Jul 2016 05:19:13 EST Its all hard. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x64827207 Losing weigh is hard. <BR> <BR> Maintaining weight is hard. <BR> <BR> Staying overweight is hard. <BR> <BR> Choose your hard. <BR> <BR> Lets face it, for some of us, all the above are true. For me when I got to goal the first time, maintaining my weight loss was so very hard. I remember having one of those moments when I said to myself, ''and I thought this was suppose to get easier." <BR> <BR> I've come to believe that this journey is like any other journey, for instance marriage, di... Sun, 24 Jul 2016 04:57:23 EST No TOPS yesterday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x64821253 Just think one week from today and my sister's and I and one brother-in-law will be heading for Gulf Shores and I so can't wait, but its a week away and this week has been wild enough. <BR> <BR> We had no TOPS meeting yesterday, I got the call on Wednesday evening that the our weigh in lady couldn't be there due to some family health problems, and she is the daughter of Ms. Jean's, so she brings Ms. Jean who is the sub for everything. So I offered to come pick Ms. Jean up, and Pat said ''we... Sat, 23 Jul 2016 05:10:47 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – July 22nd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x64815640 QUOTE: “In our culture, we grow up thinking that failure is a terrible thing, that it’s a setback, or worse, the end. Often it turns out to be the beginning of something better.” ~ Katherine Schwarzenegger <BR> <BR> QUESTION: How many hours a week do you spend online? <BR> <BR> I am not certain, but there for awhile I was feeling like it was more than I should. Given that, I try hard to not get online in the evenings except for maybe short periods of time on my Kindle or phone. <BR> <BR... Fri, 22 Jul 2016 08:24:11 EST Is it worth it?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x64814853 Have you ever asked yourself that question? I sure have, sometimes at least once a week. <em>198</em> <BR> Lets face it if we're doing this right we spend time planning meals, some of us might have to readjust our schedules to get in activity, or get to a meeting. But, I also have to ask the question, ''am I worth it?" <BR> <BR> Here's the truth if we don't believe its worth all the hard work, all the planning all the scheduling arrangements, then we don't believe we are worth any o... Fri, 22 Jul 2016 05:08:47 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – July 21st http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x64809218 QUOTE: “When you’re trying to motivate yourself, appreciate the fact that you’re even thinking about making a change. And as you move forward, allow yourself to be good enough.” ~ Alice Domar <BR> <BR> QUESTION: If you could go back and give yourself one piece of advice at the beginning of your weight loss journey/journey to being healthier, what would it be? <BR> <BR> Don’t quit! <BR> <BR> Not quite sure what was up with me, but I’m struggling the last few days. Yesterday I was so tir... Thu, 21 Jul 2016 08:36:40 EST Thursday's musing http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x64808388 So how did it go yesterday? Were you able to end the day on a note of ''I'm proud of me?" We never know from the time our feet hit the floor in the morning, what the day will bring. That is probably a good thing due to if we knew, we might not even get out of bed. For me, I was happy with myself. I ate on plan, I ate only what I had on my plan. I got in my activity, and got another square done on my cross stitch work. <BR> <BR> However, if things didn't go as well for you as you ha... Thu, 21 Jul 2016 04:48:47 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – July 20th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x64802561 QUOTE: “Training for strength and flexibility is a must. You must use it to support your techniques. Techniques alone are no good if you don’t support them with strength and flexibility.” ~ Bruce Lee <BR> <BR> QUESTION: When you can’t take a vacation but need to get away, how do you handle it? <BR> <BR> Sometimes it’s a staycation, other times it’s taking a weekend trip (like this weekend) or sometimes an overnight trip. <BR> <BR> It was such a super busy day yesterday. My co-worker h... Wed, 20 Jul 2016 08:49:29 EST One thing. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x64801568 "Do one thing today to make you proud." <BR> <BR> What can I do today that when I lay down tonight I can say to myself, ''I am proud of myself." <BR> <BR> I'm staying on plan today. I'm eating only what I have planned, and it will be tracked. Well, maybe that's two things. <BR> <BR> <em>386</em> <BR> <em>247</em> to all, <BR> Joan Wed, 20 Jul 2016 04:51:16 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – July 19th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x64795703 QUOTE: “Half the costs of illness are wasted on conditions that could be prevented.” ~ Dr. Joseph Pizzorno <BR> <BR> QUESTION: When is the last time that you have had a physical? <BR> <BR> It’s been a couple of years. Honestly, I need to set up an appointment for myself. <BR> <BR> I was feeling pretty tired yesterday, but I thought it was just the weekend tired catching up with me since I really didn’t sleep late or go to bed early at any point over the weekend. My sweet husband fixed ... Tue, 19 Jul 2016 08:38:56 EST Words. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x64794707 “ A word of encouragement during a failure is worth more than an hour of praise after success. ” <BR> <BR> I have to admit when I have had a gain and my group tells me, ''we care'' there have been times I wish they would have just said, ''well, your just worthless." <BR> <BR> Now that may sound strange, and no it would not be nice nor allowed, but isn't that what we do to ourselves. I know many times I have sat in either a Weight Watchers meeting or my TOPS meeting, and if its been a wee... Tue, 19 Jul 2016 04:53:45 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – July 18th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x64788654 QUOTE: “A strong body cannot exist without a strong mind. A flexible body cannot exist without a flexible mind. A relaxed body cannot exist without a relaxed mind.” ~ Jesse Enkamp, Karate by Jesse <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Do you own your things or do your things own you? <BR> <BR> I have been thinking for some time that I need to get rid of some things and then I get so emotional about some things...so while I would like to say I own my things, I think that for some of the things, the reverse... Mon, 18 Jul 2016 08:38:51 EST For the health of it. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x64787784 Yesterday at Sunday dinner while the guys had fried chicken, we ladies, Ruthann, Leigh Ann and myself had grilled chicken. As we sat there eating dinner and all of us catching with each other's past week, it dawned on me, that we three ladies, have gotten into a habit of eating quite differently than the guys do. <BR> <BR> Not too many years ago my reason's for losing weight was all about ''how much better I'll look." Nothing was ever thought about ''how much better I'm going to feel." As... Mon, 18 Jul 2016 04:51:22 EST QUOTE of the Day – July 17th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x64782776 QUOTE: “When you’re trying to motivate yourself, appreciate the fact that you’re even thinking about making a change. And as you move forward, allow yourself to be good enough.” ~ Alice Domar <BR> <BR> Such a busy, busy day yesterday with so much going on. I am thankful for the day though and feel like I accomplished a few things anyway. I think I mentioned that I was reading Darlene Faye Schacht's The Good Wife's Guide: Embracing Your Role as a Help Meet, but I am realizing more and more... Sun, 17 Jul 2016 09:29:24 EST What's Perfect?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x64781611 If you wait for the perfect conditions, you'll never get anywhere." <BR> <BR> Nothing we ever attempt to do or do will it be ''the perfect'' time. There is going to always be some sort of something to try and get in our way. <BR> <BR> If your waiting for that perfect time, when all the ducks are in a row, when all the planets are in alignment , when ALL the family are speaking to one another, when there is no threat of bad weather, when all the Politicians are off the TV. Then guess wh... Sun, 17 Jul 2016 05:05:42 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – July 16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x64778788 QUOTE: “When you rise in the morning, greet the day with vigor. During the day, refrain from thinking or saying, ‘I’m confused,’ ‘I’m weak,’ ‘I’m sad,’ ‘I need help.’ At night before you sleep, release all thoughts of sadness, anger, or irritation. Think of pleasant things.” ~ Tempu Nakamura, Budo Secrets <BR> <BR> This week has been up and down. So much going on. We did get to the drive in last night despite the storms that came through earlier in the day. I ate WAY more than I should... Sat, 16 Jul 2016 15:49:55 EST How far we have come. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x64775535 "You shouldn't compare where you have been, it better to look at how far you have come." <BR> <BR> Yesterday was my TOPS meeting, and it was really good to get together with the group. I stayed the same, and I was happy about that due to I felt as if I struggled this week. I need to take some measurements due to my clothes are fitting much looser. <BR> <BR> Today's quote Miss Jean gave it to us yesterday, mainly because some of us were complaining, ''I'll never get to goal." Miss Jean... Sat, 16 Jul 2016 04:55:51 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – 07/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x64771550 QUOTE: “To become a champion, fight one more round.” ~ James Corbitt <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Did you pause to celebrate the last time you accomplished a goal, big or small? <BR> <BR> I don't think I did. I need to pay closer attention to those things for myself. <BR> <BR> I apologize for the late start, but I decided to take some time and just enjoy coffee with my husband. We are attempting to go to the drive-in yet again. I do hope that the weather does not thwart us again. We have so man... Fri, 15 Jul 2016 11:35:12 EST Just take today. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x64769154 <BR> We have no control over yesterday. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow? No control over that either. <BR> <BR> Today. <BR> <BR> This hour. This minute. This meal. <BR> <BR> That's within our control. <BR> <BR> 24 hour focus. 100% effort. <BR> <BR> That's what'll get us to goal. <BR> <BR> <em>386</em> <em>381</em> <em>521</em> . <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> to all, <BR> Joan <BR> Fri, 15 Jul 2016 04:41:10 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – July 14th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x64763319 QUOTE: This one is short and simple because it struck me. Mood: You decide :(: <BR> <BR> QUESTION: What do you think about when you lie awake in bed? <BR> <BR> Usually I think about whatever it is that is causing me to be anxious. <BR> <BR> My quest for 25,000 steps continues. I thought I might hit it yesterday, but I think I need to back off a little today. My ankle (the one I had surgery on) is really tender right now. Even my strap barely touching it yesterday was causing me pa... Thu, 14 Jul 2016 08:31:09 EST Dry Well this morning.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x64762563 For the past hour I have been sitting here at my computer trying to muster up something that I've not already posted before. Not sure if I just have a mental block this morning or if its I really don't have anything else to write about. <BR> <BR> For many years now I've been coming here each morning not only trying to inspire myself, but maybe just to let other's know ''you are not alone'' on this journey. Through the past several months I've noticed as I'm sure many of you have, that ve... Thu, 14 Jul 2016 05:29:13 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – July 13th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x64756460 QUOTE: “If you can see yourself doing something, you can do it. If you can’t see yourself doing something, usually you can’t achieve it.” ~ SEAL, Living With A SEAL <BR> <BR> QUESTION: There is so much about this journey that is mental. How do you keep your subconscious from sabotaging you? <BR> <BR> Someone suggested the other day that it helped to focus on other goals and getting healthy was a side effect of getting to the other goals. So I decided to start focus on other things...bein... Wed, 13 Jul 2016 08:20:53 EST Believing http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x64755573 "90% of succeeding is Believing." <BR> <BR> Guess that means the other 10% is doing the work. Funny how that works out. <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> Stay Strong today. <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> to all, <BR> Joan Wed, 13 Jul 2016 04:52:07 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – July 12th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x64749295 QUOTE: “Trust yourself. Create the kind of life you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into the flames of achievement.” ~ Foster C. McClellan <BR> <BR> QUESTION: I’m learning more and more that this journey to a healthier me includes learning things about myself. Are there things that you couldn’t have in your pantry or refrigerator in the beginning that you can now? <BR> <BR> Honestly, there are so many th... Tue, 12 Jul 2016 08:46:38 EST Its your path. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x64748311 There are as many paths to success as there are people. I think this is so true, just like what plans works for one of us, will not work for all of us. <BR> <BR> Some of you can have sweets and deal with it, I can't. Some of you have the portion control down and its second nature. Not me!! Some of you might not think about food all the time. well, I think about food all the time. Its called an addiction. <BR> <BR> It doesn't matter if your on the flex plan, the smart points plan, th... Tue, 12 Jul 2016 05:01:12 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – July 10th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x64741578 QUOTE: “When you suffer, you can look deeply at your situation and find the many blessings that are already surrounding you. It is wonderful to sit with a pen and paper and write down all the conditions for happiness that are already there, already available to you right in this moment.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever kept a gratitude journal? <BR> <BR> I have talked about it and written things down while journalling, but I have not kept a journal solely for that purpos... Mon, 11 Jul 2016 08:29:10 EST Keep showing up. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x64740767 I received a phone call from our TOPS club president, Bob yesterday. Poor man was apologizing all over himself for not being able to get in touch with me on Friday when the meeting was called off. <BR> <BR> It was no ones fault that they couldn't get in touch with me, my home phone was out due to the storm the night before, and it was my fault that no one had my cell number. But, then the conservation went on and Bob told me, like he had told the whole group sometime back that he has ju... Mon, 11 Jul 2016 05:26:16 EST A great day to....... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x64733822 Prep for the week. <BR> <BR> Get those recipes out, make out that grocery list, hit the grocery, come home grab the knife and cutting board, get some pots and pans out start that cooking for the week. Having our food ready to go is no doubt one of the biggest and best things we can do for ourselves while we continue on this journey. <BR> <BR> Being prepared, hopefully will keep us from dialing the pizza delivery guy, or running out to one of the many fast food places around. I am so glad ... Sun, 10 Jul 2016 04:45:34 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – July 9th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x64729179 QUOTE: “Wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.” ~ Martin Luther King Jr. <BR> <BR> QUESTION: When was the last time you tried something new? <BR> <BR> Exercise equipment wise, Thursday but more of the same yesterday. I mentioned my sweet husband bought and put together an under-desk elliptical for me. I used it for about an hour and a half yesterday. I broke a sweat and definitely had to turn some fans on to get some air going because it was hot. Food-wise, Tuesday. ... Sat, 9 Jul 2016 10:49:13 EST Storm still continued... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x64727271 I do have power now, and very pleased about that. The linemen had to run new lines, had to cut the tree limb off the line, my back yard is a mess and the tree limbs do not belong to me, but to the neighbor lady but I fear I may be the one paying my lawn guy to clear up the mess. We shall see. <BR> <BR> I was on my way to my TOPS meeting, when at the ten mile marker to Owensboro, my car was shaking and I was having a really hard time holding it on the road, all I could think of was, ''no, n... Sat, 9 Jul 2016 05:02:04 EST QUOTE OF THE DAY - July 8th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x64721361 QUOTE: “Those who are not looking for happiness are the most likely to find it, because those who are searching forget that the surest way to be happy is to seek happiness for others.” ~ Martin Luther King Jr. <BR> <BR> I am sorry, but my mind is reeling as I’m watching the news and I can’t seem to find a question this morning. This shooting in downtown Dallas was a little too close to home. It makes my heart hurt that hate has become so commonplace and that people move towards revenge. M... Fri, 8 Jul 2016 08:20:17 EST Big Storm http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x64720626 Hey all, I have no power and very little battery left on my phone, but my day does not get going right unless I can make a post.😜😜. Electric co. we're out around 9 last night left without doing anything other than accessing the situation. My neighbor big tree limb is hanging on the wire and I'm hoping it will get fixed today. Have a great day. Fri, 8 Jul 2016 06:09:51 EST Not sure what to do http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x64717074 About 2-3 months ago I rejoined W W after a break of about 10 years, last time I did so well and got to goal(28lb loss) and kept it off until I had an hysterectomy several years later. I put on about 45-50 lbs and over the last 3-4 years I have managed to lose about 40lbs and this is when I rejoined. <BR> I am on antidepressants, sleeping tablets and something to stop itching, I have halved what I am taking as I believe they are not helping(I was told that I should do this but not to soon s... Thu, 7 Jul 2016 15:20:50 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – July 7th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x64714265 QUOTE: “Should you shield the canyons from the windstorms you would never see the true beauty of their carvings.” ~ Elisabeth Kübler-Ross <BR> <BR> QUESTION: How do you break through the “mental” roadblock that seems to pop up during weight loss journeys? <BR> <BR> I struggle with this, to be honest. I seem to be taking various bits of books I have read/heard (listening to audiobooks) and trying to use that to help me move forward. I feel like I’ve been in a cycle where I can’t seem to ge... Thu, 7 Jul 2016 08:28:16 EST Yesterday's visit. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x64713317 Everything is simpler than you think and yet more complex than you imagine. ” <BR> <BR> I can report that yesterday's visit went so much better than I ever expected. We had a really good visit. I took them around and showed them my hometown. Our last stop was stopping at Ruthann's and Terry's. <BR> <BR> Here is the funny thing, I think both Lynda and Robin were expecting me to be living in a hovel, and their mouths were actually hanging open when they saw the inside of my house. Trust... Thu, 7 Jul 2016 04:55:56 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – July 6th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x64706700 QUOTE:“Move on. It’s just a chapter in the past. But don’t close the book, just turn the page.” ~ Unknown <BR> <BR> QUESTION: If you had to live a week without internet, what will you do to keep yourself busy? <BR> <BR> While I think initially, I would go a little crazy, I think that I would do the things I did when I was younger, read, cross stitch, sew or other little projects. I am finding that there are many things that I did when I was younger that I am enjoying again. <BR> <BR>... Wed, 6 Jul 2016 08:27:01 EST Sure thing??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x64705846 “ Take a chance! All life is a chance. The man who goes the furthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The "sure thing" boat never gets far from shore. ” <BR> <BR> The part that got me on today's quote got me to thinking due to some junk mail I received yesterday. Have no clue why or how I get on all this junk mail list, but in yesterday's mail was a ''sure fire'' way for me to lost 50-100 pounds more in less over night. Now we all know there is no way anyone can do such ... Wed, 6 Jul 2016 05:14:20 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – July 5th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x64699314 QUOTE:“Getting started is a form of active inspiration that naturally produces momentum. You have probably experienced this phenomenon before. For example, going for a run may seem overwhelming or exhausting just to think about before you begin, but if you can muster up the energy to start jogging, you’ll often find that you become more motivated to finish as you go. In other words, it’s easier to finish the run than it was to start it in the first place.” ~ James Clear, Blog <BR> <BR> QUEST... Tue, 5 Jul 2016 08:13:00 EST The 4th is over. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x64698615 I hope everyone had a nice day yesterday, and that if you did over do it, then this morning I hope you wake up with the resolve to make today your day getting back on track. <BR> <BR> Nell, I hope you got some rest at some point yesterday. Having been a care giver for many years, I know all too well how hard it is to function on just a few hours of sleep, but at some point in our lives we all have to do that. <BR> <BR> We had a great time at Ruthann's yesterday, and it rained the entire ti... Tue, 5 Jul 2016 04:56:29 EST Happy 4th of July http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x64691741 Today we should thank all those men and women still with us and those that have gone on, for the freedoms we have today. <BR> <BR> Sure today is going to be a lot about fireworks, food, get together's. But, just for a moment, maybe even right now, thank of someone that fought for our Freedom, and send up a prayer for them today. Living or dead it doesn't matter. <BR> <BR> Freedom has a price and so many have paid that price and some are out there now continuing to fight for us to keep... Mon, 4 Jul 2016 04:54:44 EST Stepping Forward. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x64685011 "Every day we have a chance to either take a step forward or to take a step backward." <BR> <BR> Its true everyday we have a chance to step forward or take steps backwards. Well, this morning before I had time to talk myself out of it I got on that bike again. I got in 6.75 miles and 30 minutes of constant peddling. <BR> <BR> I've started my day out right, and have my plan all ready for today. Feels really good to be stepping forward. <BR> <BR> <em>386</em> <BR> <em>247</em> to... Sun, 3 Jul 2016 04:46:31 EST Yesterday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x64678171 “ It's not the situation. It's your reaction to the situation. ” <BR> <BR> I had my TOPS meeting yesterday and I can only say I was not happy about it. I was up 2.5 pounds. I was so frustrated with myself. It wasn't that I over ate, but for the past two weeks I've not been riding my bike due to some hip issues, and my Chiropractor suggested I take some time off. <BR> <BR> To go from 120 minutes per day on that bike to zero minutes, well it was bound to happen and it did, I had a weight g... Sat, 2 Jul 2016 04:23:34 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – July 1st http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x64671690 QUOTE:“When you’re trying to motivate yourself, appreciate the fact that you’re even thinking about making a change. And as you move forward, allow yourself to be good enough.” ~ Alice Domar <BR> <BR> QUESTION: It’s the first of July, have you adjusted your goals or do they remain about the same? <BR> <BR> I am trying to focus on smaller goals. Preparing my lunch and snacks that way I’m less likely to run down to the deli along with trying to hit my step goal. <BR> <BR> It was not as lon... Fri, 1 Jul 2016 08:15:01 EST Happy July http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x64670706 " You don't drown from falling in the water. You drown if you stay there." <BR> <BR> Same goes for this journey we are on. We don't fail unless we just lay down and never try again. <BR> <BR> There are so many times, and I just bet I'm not alone on this one, that we either asked ourselves or have asked ourselves, ''Does this make a difference today?" Well, yes it does make a difference, the difference will be going to bed tonight feeling good about our day, or heading to bed tonight over... Fri, 1 Jul 2016 04:24:13 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – June 30th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x64664507 QUOTE:“Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with big dreams is more powerful than one with all the facts.” ~ Albert Einstein <BR> <BR> QUESTION: What did your life teach you yesterday? <BR> <BR> That I need to take better care of me and to stop putting everyone else’s needs before my own. <BR> <BR> Last night seemed like a super long day at the office. I really have to start getting up and stepping down the hall or something for lunch. I know we have a kitchen in our... Thu, 30 Jun 2016 08:21:50 EST Three words that won't get it done. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x64663454 “ Shouda, coulda, and woulda won't get it done. ” Pat Riley on Losers and Losing <BR> <BR> Just in case anyone was not paying attention....well, we have a holiday coming up this weekend. So I'm giving everyone fair warning that its coming up, so there is plenty of time to plan ahead. <BR> <BR> For me I don't think this weekend will be much different than any of my other weekends. I'll see the same people, I'll pretty much do the same thing that I do every weekend. I don't even expect th... Thu, 30 Jun 2016 04:22:57 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – June 29th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x64657167 QUOTE:“People give up so fast because they tend to look at how far they still have to go, instead of how far they have gotten.” ~ Unknown <BR> ^^I have been trying focus on looking at what I have accomplished.. <BR> <BR> QUESTION: Have you ever regretted something you did not say or do? <BR> <BR> Yes. <BR> <BR> Yesterday was busy at the office and then we went bike shopping. DD14 has outgrown the bike she has and DS25 didn’t have one at all and DS16, DD14 and DS25 all had to get helmets... Wed, 29 Jun 2016 08:37:25 EST Weight Watchers Magazine. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x64655902 A few weeks ago I got the latest edition of the Weight Watchers magazine. However, I only got a change to look it over last night. There are times, that I just should never open up a magazine, whether its Weight Watchers or some other magazine that may have food in them. <BR> <BR> In this particular issues they were doing a ''Best Bet" on a chocolate and vanilla ice cream bar/sandwich. It does not matter if these things were only 1 Smart Point, I could not and would not ever stop at one. ... Wed, 29 Jun 2016 04:26:57 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – June 28th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x64649564 QUOTE:“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t – you’re right.” ~ Henry Ford <BR> ^^I was reminded of this quote while listening to Candace Cameron Bure’s book and thought it was a good one to share again. <BR> <BR> QUESTION: What music do you listen to to lift your spirits when you’re feeling down? <BR> <BR> I have to say it depends, but definitely upbeat. There are times when it would be music from the 70’s or 80’s or even the 60’s. A lot of 70’s music reminds me of my childh... Tue, 28 Jun 2016 08:27:47 EST Investment verses Expense http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x64648643 So many times we hear, ''its so expensive to eat healthy." I've been doing some research in this when I go to the grocery store. A six pack of Hershey's chocolate bars, are over $4 at my Walmart. Then there is the cookie isle, another $3.50 or even higher, depending on which kind you get. Chip/cracker isle, again no bargains to be found there either. <BR> <BR> So I took that same $7.50 that I was not going to spend in the candy/chip/cracker isle, and went on to the dairy case. I could h... Tue, 28 Jun 2016 04:25:17 EST QUOTE and ??QUESTION?? of the Day – June 27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x64642238 QUOTE:“Don’t waste time calculating your chances of success and failure. Just fix your aim and begin.” ~ Guan Yin Tzu, Chinese Master <BR> <BR> QUESTION: If you had a friend that you spoke to the same way you speak to yourself, how long do you think that person would allow you to be your friend? <BR> <BR> When the negative self talk starts, she wouldn’t be my friend very long. I do try not to talk down about myself, but sometimes old habits take hold. <BR> <BR> It was another busy day y... Mon, 27 Jun 2016 08:22:23 EST Planting good habits. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x64641130 “ Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later. ” <BR> <BR> If we reap what we sew, then we need to plant good habits and dig up those bad ones that tend to come back around ever so often. What we do today can set the tone not only for the rest of the week, but for many weeks to come. <BR> <BR> Always do your best, and for each of us our best will be different. Start planting the good stuff. <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> to all, <BR> Joan Mon, 27 Jun 2016 04:14:30 EST QUOTE OF THE DAY JUNE 26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x865x64635299 QUOTE:“Physical fitness can neither be achieved by wishful thinking nor outright purchase.” ~ Joseph Pilates <BR> <BR> We had a busy morning yesterday. I headed to weigh in then stopped at a local hispanic grocery store for avocados, mangos (two kinds), oranges, bottled water, tortillas and some drinkable yogurts for the kids. Came home, unloaded and headed to Costco for more stuff. I didn’t get to go to the farmer’s market so I’m hoping to go today. Along with another trip to the grocer... Sun, 26 Jun 2016 09:31:30 EST