SparkPeople At Goal and Maintaining + Transition to Maintenance Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=1111 Support, encouragement and useful information for Sparkers at or around goal weight. SparkPeople At Goal and Maintaining + Transition to Maintenance Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=1111 Daily check in 3/31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x73410132 Good morning!! <BR> <BR> Last day of March, and yesterday was absolutely gorgeous. Those hostas I planted last summer and struggled to keep alive are poking through! Yaaay! Wonder if I should add fertilizer? <BR> <BR> Several asked, and yes, DH helped me bring my chair home from the office. My sciatic nerve settled down Sunday and no longer hurts at all, so I'm not sure if the pain was caused by my other chair, or Friday morning's workout or Thurs evening's fall off my bicycle (yeah, I di... Tue, 31 Mar 2020 06:18:45 EST WESTCOASTKID has maintained for EIGHT YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x73406268 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=WE<BR>STCOASTKID </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <... Mon, 30 Mar 2020 12:21:49 EST NEW-CAZ has maintained for ELEVEN YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x73406263 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=NE<BR>W-CAZ </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link>... Mon, 30 Mar 2020 12:20:26 EST Daily check in 3/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x73404165 Good morning! <BR> <BR> My goodness that bright sunshine all day yesterday was refreshing! <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Thankfully, it's forecasted for the next several days. <BR> <BR> I missed the news last night so am just learning about the new April 30 deadline. Sigh ... <BR> <BR> I think I need to study the plagues that have been endured in the past to put this in perspective. <BR> <BR> Bottom line: we'll be okay. <BR> <BR> Since touching your face is the primary means of contracti... Mon, 30 Mar 2020 06:07:37 EST Daily check in 3/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x73398257 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Yes, I think DH and I will run down to the bank and load up my chair. It has so many adjustments that can be made. Plus a tax preparer sent a draft of a death tax return Friday evening that I prefer to print out and review, so I'll do that, too. <BR> <BR> Weather predictions were wrong yesterday and we went for a two hour bicycle ride on the paved trail. And I scrubbed the kitchen floor, and did some of the cleaning that my cleaning lady usually does. It was a good w... Sun, 29 Mar 2020 06:17:09 EST Daily check in 3/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x73392616 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Bess, thank you for posting the virtual concert! So enjoyed the vocalists, musicians and dancers at the end! Sharing with DD, my dancer whose Sunday afternoon dance class is suspended for the time being, of course. <BR> <BR> Cookies!! So cute, Econlady! I had to smile at "sugar free" and "chocolate chip" -- how do you do that, Nancy Anne? No, don't tell me, I have enough temptations! Homemade bread! Scones! Ice cream! This body of mine has so little tolerance ... Sat, 28 Mar 2020 06:30:25 EST Daily check in 3/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x73386558 Good morning!! It's Friiiidaaay!!!! <BR> <BR> It was good to get in the office yesterday. Perfect timing as our IT guy was there to help with the right chords etc to hook up keyboard, mouse and monitor at home. Just one other team member there. With calls, I was there until 4. It's so much easier to practice my time restricted eating when I am out of the house. <BR> <BR> I have several calls scheduled today so not sure when I will run in for the monitor--I need another set of eyes to c... Fri, 27 Mar 2020 06:05:40 EST Daily check in 3/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x73381051 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I've been released to go into the office today! There will be at least one other coworker there. I'll be bringing home files and equipment so that I can work remotely from Mar 30 through April 10 (Good Friday) - hopefully I will be more efficient and comfortable. I'll have a chance to print out some letters to mail. <BR> <BR> We had sunshine yesterday afternoon!! It poured through the windows of my home office and I walked outside and enjoyed pulling a few dandelion... Thu, 26 Mar 2020 05:37:20 EST Daily check in 3/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x73375266 Good morning! <BR> <BR> "By Easter" and the stock market soared. That's April 12. I agree, Nell, the regular annual flu and swine flu never received such a response. You've got to wonder how much of this has to do with politics. The hatred of Trump has clouded the good judgment of many. We have 5 who tested positive in our county. We are not like Cook County but treated as if we were. A realistic time frame must be set. Banks are essential so we are going to receive a letter to display if w... Wed, 25 Mar 2020 05:53:10 EST Daily check in 3/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x73369421 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Days working from home seem twice as long; it feels like it should be Wednesday. A little warmer today but we'll have to wait until tomorrow for any sunshine. Sure could use some. <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Toni, my condolences on the loss of your uncle. <BR> <BR> Kellie, sorry to hear about your husband's work but hope "furlough" means he will still have a job and can go back to work soon. <BR> <BR> Our access to our work stations has been further restricted. We... Tue, 24 Mar 2020 06:15:12 EST Daily check in 3/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x73363232 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Two inches of snow yesterday apparently caught the weatherman off guard, as temperatures stayed lower than predicted. <BR> <BR> I will need to go back through the posts and check out the links added by several of you. <BR> <BR> Our church posted two services, one very traditional and the other a shorter family style on YouTube. DH and I watched the traditional one. It was very emotional for me as it addressed all the fear so many of us are feeling and provided the... Mon, 23 Mar 2020 06:26:08 EST ADRIENALINE has maintained for SEVEN YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x73359324 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=AD<BR>RIENALINE </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <l... Sun, 22 Mar 2020 11:15:05 EST Daily check in 3/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x73357796 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Bess, thank you for sharing your watercolor portrait!! Not only is DaP adorable, but such a display of talent--I love it! Chubby cheeks and those eyes!! <BR> <BR> Nell, it's so good to hear that you are finally able to visit your mother and that she has recovered physically. And that she knew who you were. Hopefully this positive development will reduce the stress you've been feeling. <BR> <BR> I am saving $ on shampoo and makeup; hair in a ponytail, haven't wor... Sun, 22 Mar 2020 06:28:21 EST OOLALA53 has maintained for SEVEN YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x73353774 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=OO<BR>LALA53 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link... Sat, 21 Mar 2020 10:25:54 EST Daily check in 3/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x73352904 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Yesterday I forgot to say "It's Friiiidaaay!". Honestly, the days are so long and abnormal, it didn't feel as special as most Fridays do. <BR> <BR> DH and I are happy it's Saturday and we are on our way to MO to hike the Conservation areas. We're going to some new places today <BR> <BR> Illinois on the other hand, has issued an executive order shutting down all nonessential businesses at 5 pm today until April 7. I'm wondering about my hairdresser and cleaning lad... Sat, 21 Mar 2020 05:45:18 EST Daily check in 3/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x73347955 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Nell, finally some good news on your mother's situation! <BR> <BR> Phebess, New Jersey is actually in the news for a large Italian family who lost 4 family members to the virus, with at least 3 more hospitalized and on life support. News reports about flights to bring Americans home, too. Hope you find a solution--I'm not sure what I would do! <BR> <BR> The first confirmed case in our city died yesterday. A 71 yr old woman from FL, who flew here to visit family. H... Fri, 20 Mar 2020 06:06:36 EST Daily check in 3/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x73342706 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Today is the first day of spring!! It will be warmer today, but cloudy and rainy. Kinda reflects the mood of the world with this coronavirus. Unlike yesterday, today I will go outside and get some fresh air. <BR> <BR> Our gym launched an app where our class can log in their time or workout score and our trainer receives the same monetary credit he would if we were present in person. There's a home workout posted for those without equipment, or you can go to the gy... Thu, 19 Mar 2020 06:19:34 EST Daily check in 3/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x73336954 Good morning! Hump day! <BR> <BR> The gym has discontinued crossfit classes. I figured it was just a matter of time. <BR> <BR> I'll be working at home at least until April 10. The routine of my life has been totally turned upside down. Church is closed for 8 weeks-- no lenten services, Easter, but there will be YouTube. <BR> <BR> It will take some emotional intelligence skills to ward off depression and anxiety. <BR> <BR> One beautiful sunshiny day yesterday, with rain, colder temperat... Wed, 18 Mar 2020 06:21:46 EST SLENDERELLA61 has maintained for TEN YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x73332555 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=SL<BR>ENDERELLA61 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * ... Tue, 17 Mar 2020 10:19:11 EST Daily check in 3/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x73331304 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Happy St Patrick's Day! <em>137</em> <em>440</em> <em>441</em> <BR> <BR> Realistically, it's difficult to do any kind of celebrating. All hands call yesterday at work where we are all encouraged to work at home. We've been split into two teams and are not to come into contact with the other group for any reason. We're awaiting additional instructions from our managers this morning. But I will be bringing files home later today. <BR> <BR> Bea, how frustr... Tue, 17 Mar 2020 05:40:28 EST SPARKLINGME176 has maintained for SIX YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x73327577 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=SP<BR>ARKLINGME176 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> *... Mon, 16 Mar 2020 12:11:20 EST BLONDBIKEGIRL has maintained for NINE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x73327570 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=BL<BR>ONDBIKEGIRL </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * ... Mon, 16 Mar 2020 12:09:52 EST Daily check in 3/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x73325849 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Bea, I hope you hear from your doctor this morning and that you feel better soon. <BR> <BR> We enjoyed our hike in the woods yesterday in MO. DH said Illinois Department of Natural Resources is shutting down all facilities, so I guess that means you can't hike in Illinois. Restaurants and bars are closed too. Workers get paid whether or not they work, so I don't see the incentive to cook for carryout. <BR> <BR> Classes other than crossfit at the gym are suspended... Mon, 16 Mar 2020 06:05:09 EST Daily check in 3/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x73320964 Good morning! <BR> <BR> We are heading to our marina and beyond up to the Conservation Area to scout, hike, enjoy some fresh air and sunshine and the woods in general. I think it's therapeutic for both of us, a getaway from this new March madness. First two cases in our city reported last night. <BR> <BR> We went to Saturday night church. No handshaking with members but we did offer up our hands to the pastors as we left. I felt defiant for some reason, I guess. They readily accepted. <... Sun, 15 Mar 2020 06:17:22 EST Daily check in 3/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x73315756 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Nell, so sorry to hear that your mother has pneumonia. Each step along the way, you've done your best to keep her safe and comfortable. <BR> <BR> Our managers announced that 50% of our market will work from home for the next two weeks and the other 50% (me included) will do so Mar 30 through April 10. Likely a result of the banking industry's meeting with the President earlier this week. Our governor closed schools beginning Tues through the end of March. DD said D... Sat, 14 Mar 2020 06:10:53 EST Daily check in 3/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x73311300 Good morning! It's Friiiidaaay!! The 13th! <BR> <BR> I'm running very late today. I needed the extra sleep after waking up way too early yesterday. <BR> <BR> Lots of disappointment with so many cancellations and right before spring break. <BR> <BR> Thanks for reminding us where you are, Phebess. I keep my globe close to keep track of you! Hahaha! <BR> <BR> I think it's too warm for snow, we'll probably have a wintry mix.. Grocery store was CRAZY last night--I was stocking up on coffe... Fri, 13 Mar 2020 06:20:02 EST Daily check in 3/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x73306051 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I'm awake earlier than usual and caught a full rerun of the President's speech. I'll be putting my hands together in prayer and under the faucet with soap. Phebess, no travel restrictions for US citizens coming home, but you and your husband may be safer in Chile than the State of Washington anyway. <BR> <BR> I'm a little bummed about the forecast for Saturday--up to 3 inches of snow. Ugh. Highs in the 30s Saturday and high 40s Sunday. DH is talking about going ... Thu, 12 Mar 2020 04:28:32 EST Daily check in 3/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x73300504 Good morning! Hump day yaaay! <BR> <BR> Working from home was a little weird yesterday. I'm not sure I would want to do it permanently. All systems worked just fine. <BR> <BR> My travel to my out of town office has been temporarily suspended. In fact, we've been directed to curtail face to face meetings with clients, using instead Skype, telephone calls, etc. It won't be that much of a change for me, but some of my teammates will be significantly impacted. -- They love their interactions... Wed, 11 Mar 2020 05:59:09 EST Daily check in 3/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x73295189 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Hang on for the roller coaster ride of the stock market! The Bank is conducting a stress test today, 50% of each business line will work remotely. And I am one of them!! So no traveling today, and no primping. The downside is lack of access to an easy printer, no scanner or fax machine. I'll get by with great support services. <BR> <BR> Nell, glad to hear the move went well and quicker than anticipated. Hope she settles in well and is comfortable. <BR> <BR> Wishin... Tue, 10 Mar 2020 06:02:13 EST Daily check in 3/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x73289470 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Working from home sounds like a perfect option, Kellie. My commute is less than 10 minutes, but it's the primping and dressing "pretty" that takes so much time. Especially since I started curling my hair. Oh, well. <BR> <BR> My driver's license expires in April and it's time to get the Real ID. For a woman who's been married, it means purchasing certified orders from the courthouse, gathering all the other documentation and scheduling a day to waste at the Driver's L... Mon, 9 Mar 2020 06:05:57 EST Daily check in 3/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x73284424 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Did you remember to "spring forward"? DH and I loved being in the woods yesterday--he heard a few turkeys gobble and saw lots of other signs, we watched the (nearly) full moon set and the sun rise against a clear blue sky. The woods at this time of year are devoid of the thick green brush (and poison ivy), but every step walking through them is a challenge--foot placement and not tripping when vines grab your trailing foot, going straight up, going straight down, over... Sun, 8 Mar 2020 05:40:46 EST Daily check in 3/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x73279584 Good morning! <BR> <BR> By the light of the silvery moon <em>335</em> we are headed to the river (left at 3:30 am) and will be hiking the Conservation areas all day. Dressed in layers as it's 29° now but will be in the high 50s this afternoon. Looking forward to the day!! <BR> <BR> Don't you wonder about a piano in a unit occupied by a person with memory problems? Does she play it or just wants it in her room. Several of the senior facilities I've visited here have grand pianos in a ga... Sat, 7 Mar 2020 05:16:29 EST Daily check in 3/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x73274008 Good morning!! It's Friiiidaaay! <BR> <BR> Nell, I hope this transition goes as well as can be expected and that your mother receives good, loving care. <BR> <BR> Our Bank issued additional travel restrictions yesterday, entirely precautionary, but very restrictive. I hope the warmer than average temperatures we're experiencing helps shorten the time this virus remains active. <BR> <BR> I was surprised DH got up early with me. Getting acclimated to the time change and our trip to the C... Fri, 6 Mar 2020 05:54:21 EST Daily check in 3/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x73268769 Good morning!! <BR> <BR> <em>339</em> "Everybody's working for the weekend!" <em>335</em> Jamirblaze, We're getting closer! I'm pretty excited as we have been enjoying high 50°s and sunshine the last few days and forecast is same through Sunday evening. DH and I plan to head to the conservation areas near our marina Saturday morning and hike all day. He'll scout for signs of turkeys and hunt for antler sheds. I look forward to this time together in nature and great exercise. <BR>... Thu, 5 Mar 2020 05:49:41 EST Daily check in 3/4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x73262569 Good morning! Hump day! <BR> <BR> Nell, I join the others in expressing how sorry we are to hear of your mother's decline and hope you are able to ask for the help and support you need, including some good nutrition and time to sleep to keep yourself healthy. <BR> <BR> Donna, how nice to meet with your sisters, especially with the health concerns they are facing. I wish there was some better treatment available for your sister with dementia and glad to hear the cancer treatments are going ... Wed, 4 Mar 2020 06:07:24 EST Daily check in 3/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x73256661 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Cute picture of your puppy dog, Jamirblaze! <BR> <BR> Love the concept of a kitty park and kitty cafe. We saw several kitties in Hawaii, early in the mornings at the hotel and at Hanauma Bay, but they were feral and kept their distance despite all of my smooching. We also had a peacock fly out of a tree to greet us at Waimea Valley water fall, but we backed away when he began sharpening his beak on the parking lot pavement (we later saw a sign warning us that Peacock... Tue, 3 Mar 2020 06:04:06 EST Daily check in 3/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x73250617 Good morning! <BR> Nell, what a stressful day you endured! Thankful your siblings are stepping up to help with your mother and hopeful she recovers quickly. <BR> Bess, it's wonderful to be passing along a skill that might otherwise be lost to modern technology. What were the highlights of DaP's visit? <BR> Toni, how nice to have good ski conditions! I don't know much about skiing, like how long each run down the slope takes, and how many times you can do that in an hour, how many hours you ... Mon, 2 Mar 2020 05:50:06 EST POINDEXTRA has maintained for SIXTEEN YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x73246494 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=PO<BR>INDEXTRA </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <li... Sun, 1 Mar 2020 12:35:15 EST Daily check in 3/1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x73244857 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I love March, too. It's coming in like a lamb here, with some sunshine and almost 60°. Ah, the beauty of spring is just around the corner. <BR> <BR> DH cooked all day for us yesterday and dinner was a carnivore's delight. Also had salad. My niece brought their new puppy. He fell asleep in my arms and I took this picture. Talk about puppy love! DH said he wants to come back as a permanent puppy. LOL <BR> <BR> I sent all my pictures to Walgreens to print and we ... Sun, 1 Mar 2020 07:29:56 EST Daily check in 2/29 Leap Year!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x73238995 Good morning!! <BR> <BR> Happy Saturday! DD and DGD arrived last night and I'm so looking forward to this day! We are going to sprout some lentil seeds, one cup makes a huge amount for adding to salads and promoting good gut health. DD will go to Merle Norman for her birthday facial and receives a discount, and I sit and watch and pick up the tab on products she chooses as a birthday gift. It's a lot of fun for us. DH has already fired up the smoker; brisket and short ribs today for dinner... Sat, 29 Feb 2020 06:48:44 EST RJSCHWEITZER has maintained for ONE YEAR!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x73234993 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=RJ<BR>SCHWEITZER </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <... Fri, 28 Feb 2020 11:02:46 EST Daily check in 2/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x73233432 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Nell, so sorry to hear about your mom, but I agree that this fall was not necessarily caused by her location at the facility and it's also good that she is being checked for UTI as needing to urinate every 15 mins is not normal. Hope she gets good care. <BR> <BR> Phebess, of course no one knows what will happen with the virus and people are going a little crazy with the masks. While traveling to and from Hawaii, I was shocked by the number of passengers who coughed ... Fri, 28 Feb 2020 06:04:45 EST Daily check in 2/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x73227877 Good morning!!! <BR> <BR> <em>205</em> to you, Econlady!! What fun to open yesterday's check in and see such beautiful, colorful artwork! Love them! <BR> <BR> Kellie, congratulations on the milestone you've reached at work! <em>208</em> <BR> <BR> Bea, we're so excited for you! Enjoy that photo shoot and all the primping that goes with it! <em>204</em> <BR> <BR> Toni, doesn't "strong" feel wonderful!! Great job with your difficult yoga classes! <em>414</em> <BR> <BR> D... Thu, 27 Feb 2020 06:07:40 EST Daily check in 2/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x73222191 Good morning! Hump day! <BR> <BR> Poindextra, sorry to hear about your health concerns and hope the specialist can get to the root cause of the problem and provide a solution. Eyesight is something we take for granted until it's threatened. Take care... <BR> <BR> Sunny, welcome home. Again. I hope the hassle was worth it and that you will be comfortable now. <BR> <BR> The heavy snow yesterday morning, low visibility and accidents kept me in town, and helped me to avoid the carbs and tempt... Wed, 26 Feb 2020 06:14:54 EST Daily check in 2/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x73216670 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I guess I have finally caught up on my sleep because I woke up way too early this morning and finally just got up. The hot tea didn't work this time. But I did take the opportunity to read Phebess' blogs. So educational. Now, I suppose if I were retired, I would write a blog about my Hawaii vacation. Or, as my cousin did for me after our 2016 trip, put together a book of pictures to preserve those memories. Maybe later... <BR> <BR> I gritted my teeth and stepped o... Tue, 25 Feb 2020 05:48:39 EST Daily check in 2/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x73210570 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Monday, Monday - here we come. I'm as ready as possible after a week's (plus) vacation. After church yesterday, I went through my work email. My colleagues took care of responding to keep everything moving forward, only a few items require immediate attention. And a call on one of them is scheduled at 8 am. Although the day was beautiful, 59° and sunshine, I listened to my body and napped in the afternoon. Filled the empty refrigerator with lots of fresh veggies and... Mon, 24 Feb 2020 05:55:08 EST MKELLY72 has maintained for SEVEN YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x73206862 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=MK<BR>ELLY72 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link... Sun, 23 Feb 2020 12:15:42 EST Daily check in 2/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x73205037 Good morning! Home sweet home! <BR> <BR> A big welcome back, Phebess! We missed you and look forward to hearing about your wonderful adventures! <BR> <BR> We were able to arrive to the kennel in time to pick up Scamp yesterday at 4:58 pm (only open till 5). Lots of puppy dog kisses; he received an "Excellent" on his report card and they included a picture of him playing with his friends. <BR> <BR> Unpacked and started laundry, opened all the mail but the Newspaper forgot to deliver my va... Sun, 23 Feb 2020 06:17:15 EST Daily check in 02/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x73199456 Good morning! <BR> Back home it's 1:45 am on Saturday, so I will get this posted before I have to go to airplane mode. <BR> <BR> A good relaxing day in the sun, but taking the rental car back, checking out and moving bags to cousin's room all took a chunk out of the day. All is well and we're in the airport now. <BR> <BR> Econlady, I'm so excited for you--I know how much of a perfectionist you are so this cookie must be so special ! Wish you well! And look forward to seeing it. <BR> <BR>... Sat, 22 Feb 2020 02:53:28 EST Daily check in 2/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x73193533 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Since it's 1:00 am back home, I'll go ahead and get this posted. I know, it's Friiiidaaay! But it's also our last full day in Hawaii. I am going to miss so many things about this place, but look forward to picking up Scamp and getting back to routine. <BR> <BR> I'm falling asleep so I'm going to wish you all a great day and sign off <BR> <BR> Fri, 21 Feb 2020 02:18:33 EST Daily check in 2/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x73188197 Good morning team! <BR> <BR> A quick hello to all. We're driving to the North Shore today, Luau this evening. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day! Thu, 20 Feb 2020 06:36:08 EST Daily check in 2/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x73182002 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Not sure what is planned today. I'll try to stop back <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day! Wed, 19 Feb 2020 05:56:06 EST Daily check in 2/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x73175653 Good morning! <BR> <BR> As I fall slowly to sleep. <BR> <BR> Kellie, how did the new dress and shoes work? Sure hope you can wear them again. <BR> <BR> Another beautiful day in Hawaii! <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day!! Tue, 18 Feb 2020 01:16:28 EST Daily check in 2/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x73169522 Hello all <BR> <BR> Just climbed into bed. Since it's already Monday back there, I'll post a quick hello. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day!! Mon, 17 Feb 2020 01:36:42 EST Past Member Needs Help! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1111x73166340 Hello! I've been gone for a while, because I have been doing great. Thanks largely to all of the help during the years I was active in this group developing good habits! Recently I've developed a condition that requires me to have oatmeal and prune juice daily, which drives up my carb intake. My carbs need to be at a "losing weight" level in order to maintain, and I am okay with that. I've been trying to cut out even more to balance the extra ones now, and it is not working. I am terrif... Sun, 16 Feb 2020 12:04:48 EST Daily check in 2/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x73164747 Good morning! <BR> Aloha! <BR> Kellie, hope to hear all about your DD's wedding and hope all was great! <BR> Just a quick hello and I'll be back! <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great Sun day! Sun, 16 Feb 2020 06:47:39 EST Daily check in 2/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x73158471 Good morning ! <BR> <BR> Actually it is still the 14th here in Hawaii, but I may sleep late tomorrow so l'll get us started and check back later. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day! Sat, 15 Feb 2020 01:43:36 EST Daily check in 2/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x73153101 Good morning! Happy Valentine's Day! Or have you heard the gf version, Galentine"s Day?! Was it an official Love SP Day? I haven't seen any posts from SP Guy in awhile. <BR> <BR> Lawyering. It's what I do, not who I am-- it certainly has been meaningful work. And considering the path that led me to it, I'm sure it was part of a bigger plan. Jamirblaze, I hope you can find a more fulfilling career soon. <BR> <BR> Eh, turnips. No. About the only vegetable I can't do. <BR> <BR> DH could... Fri, 14 Feb 2020 04:09:20 EST Daily check in 2/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x73147314 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Last day in the office, until noon. The downside of early packing is you kinda forget what's in there. DH packed last night; he is using his backpack that he carries when we hike the Missouri bluffs along the Mississippi River. We can get by with our carry-ons; DD will be checking 2 bags. She is bringing beach towels for all of us though. It'll be below zero as we leave tomorrow morning. <BR> <BR> Econlady, I bet it's difficult to pack your cookie creations! Your d... Thu, 13 Feb 2020 05:15:09 EST OLDEROWL has maintained for TWO YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x73143452 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=OL<BR>DEROWL </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link... Wed, 12 Feb 2020 11:46:00 EST Daily check in 2/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x73141472 Good morning! Hump day! <BR> <BR> I hear ya, Jamirblaze, I feel like I put in a week's worth of work already. Started the day yesterday with the receipt of an email from an attorney in the role of successor trustee blasting me for not doing this and that, and I calmly and promptly pointed out that the ball is in HIS court, not mine. Although he thanked me for the prompt response, he should have apologized. Some attys think that being a jerk shows how powerful they are; I can imagine him sen... Wed, 12 Feb 2020 05:10:16 EST Daily check in 2/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x73136040 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I certainly hope Phebess' cruise is going well. Does anyone remember how long she said she would be gone? Two weeks? I look forward to her return. <BR> <BR> Kellie, bless your tender heart. This is definitely an emotional week for you and your family. <BR> <BR> Nancy Anne, sorry to hear about your mother not being able to attend the wedding. But I understand the complications. Maybe another family member will step up and take responsibility for her -- you'll be t... Tue, 11 Feb 2020 06:08:12 EST Daily check in 2/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x73130156 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Oh, my, I just slept 9.5 hours. I must've needed it. Yesterday's weather was just plain miserable--dreary, cold, rain all day long. <BR> I think we had 5 min of sunshine all weekend. It's really getting to me. I'm so grateful to have this vacation to look forward to. DH read the Hawaii weather report to cheer me up. I can hang on .... <BR> <BR> Toni, I will be checking out Magic Hour. I like Kristen Hannah. <BR> <BR> I normally don't snack, but found it difficul... Mon, 10 Feb 2020 05:39:44 EST Daily check in 2/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x73124488 Good morning! <BR> <BR> It was a very productive day tackling the "to do" list. Scamp eats stupid stuff, this time a piece of a fabric toy, which he decided to throw up on the unmade bed. So I had to strip the bed and wash it all, down to the mattress pad. At least he picked a Saturday so I was able to get it all done in a day. Ugh. <BR> <BR> DH cooked ribs on the new smoker all day. And we did some shopping after dinner. Found a pair of nice "dress" shorts for him at a sports store, on sal... Sun, 9 Feb 2020 05:57:09 EST JESSIHOVER2 has maintained for SEVEN YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x73121031 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=JE<BR>SSIHOVER2 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <l... Sat, 8 Feb 2020 11:39:53 EST Daily check in 2/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x73119065 Good morning!!! <BR> <BR> Crazy I know, but I couldn't wait until 4 am (my usual wakeup time) to try the Starbucks Peppermint Mocha coffee sample a gf gave me to try. I pre-made it last night so all I do in the morning is hit "on". I love everything mint, so refreshing, but now I limit consumption to sugar free. So coffee and tea are my go-to substitutes. [Not as good as white chocolate peppermint bark...] Cheers! <em>271</em> <BR> <BR> Econlady, wow, lots of work, but truly beautiful ... Sat, 8 Feb 2020 05:12:42 EST Daily check in 2/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x73113257 Good morning! It's Friiiidaaay! <BR> <BR> One week from now we'll be in the airport on our way to Hawaii!! Ah, I can hardly wait! <BR> <BR> Poindextra, it's so hard to know sometimes when choosing a physician. Recently I heard that you should ask what they do to stay current, whether they read medical journals. But I always want to know the "root cause" of a condition, what can be done to prevent or resolve--Not interested in taking a medication without a really thorough vetting. That's ... Fri, 7 Feb 2020 06:05:25 EST Daily check in 2/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x73107295 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Sliding down the Wednesday hump day toward the weekend! Reminds me of the song lyrics "Everybody's Working for the Weekend!" <em>335</em> <BR> <BR> I miss Phebess, too - looking forward to her adventure stories soon. <BR> <BR> Eye exam went really well. Eyes are healthy and am able to achieve 20 20 vision with contacts and glasses. I do the mono vision with a lesser correction in my left eye so I can read/see up close. I have had a small cataract forming but no ... Thu, 6 Feb 2020 05:52:13 EST CBULLIS1 has maintained for THREE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x73102751 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=CB<BR>ULLIS1 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link... Wed, 5 Feb 2020 11:00:20 EST Daily check in 2/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x73101088 Good morning! Just a quick hello to get us started. I see the eye doctor at 7 :30, so am going to 5 am crossfit class. <BR> <BR> I'll check back. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day! Wed, 5 Feb 2020 05:28:58 EST Daily check in 2/4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x73095361 Good morning!! <BR> <BR> Kellie, I was so sorry to hear of your daughter's untimely accidental fall. I'm praying for a miraculously quick healing! Hope your dad's recovery is swift too! <BR> <BR> Nancy Anne, how did your puppy dog do? Let us know how the Amazon wound wrap works. <BR> <BR> Yes, the half time show was quite the topic of conversation yesterday. Great demonstration of longevity possibilities--energy and athleticism in the second half of life (50 yr old Jlo), unnecessarily ris... Tue, 4 Feb 2020 05:56:13 EST Daily check in 2/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x73089375 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Monday, Monday <em>276</em> <BR> <BR> I slept a little past the alarm. Must be all that fresh air and sunshine. SIL and I took a long, brisk walk, but 57° and bright sunshine didn't feel quite as warm as I hoped. I like to sit outside on the front step but the concrete was still winter cold. Clouds are back today. <BR> <BR> Lots of chili cooked yesterday! I stopped at my brother's and they were making it, too! <BR> <BR> Bea, hope this week is better for you. ... Mon, 3 Feb 2020 06:12:33 EST Daily check in 02/02/2020 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x73083570 Good morning!! <BR> Lots of 0's and 2's in today's date. Happy Super Bowl day, .... for those who celebrate! Hahaha! I'm not a big football fan, I like watching the commercials, but with a midwest team, DH will likely watch it. He called already and said they will hunt a few hours this morning and then he'll head home. I'm going to church, need to stop by my brother's house to pick up a few of my vinyl records he washed (has a fancy machine), possibly a walk with SIL (sent her a text), then w... Sun, 2 Feb 2020 06:50:28 EST Daily check in 2/1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x73077447 Good morning!! <BR> <BR> So quiet - it is so weird to not even have a pet to talk to!! But the doors to the spare bedrooms are wide open and I am free to play the piano whenever I want or make any other noise without waking anyone. Quiet around your house, too, Jamirblaze? <BR> <BR> So, I'm taking a cycle fit class, then donating blood, then errands, chores around here. W-2 came yesterday and I'll check the return once more but I think it's ready to file--earliest ever! Tomorrow forecast i... Sat, 1 Feb 2020 05:51:33 EST Daily check in 1/31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x73071205 Good morning! It's Friiiidaaay!! <BR> AND this is it! It's over! I'm SO done with you, January!! Now just move along. We'll see you next year, but for now--ta ta!! <BR> <BR> Bon voyage Phebess! What fun! Wishing you calm seas, beautiful sunrises and sunsets and glorious cruising!! Look forward to stories whenever you can share them! <BR> <BR> Dang it, Econlady. I understand how you feel. Sometimes you really need to change things up. Is there a WW coach who can provide some personali... Fri, 31 Jan 2020 05:03:14 EST MRSJERRYBUSH has maintained for EIGHT YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x73067098 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=MR<BR>SJERRYBUSH </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <... Thu, 30 Jan 2020 10:38:52 EST Daily check in 1/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x73065357 Good morning!!! <BR> <BR> Ah, slept so well (but not through the alarm, Jamirblaze! That's amazing!). A little catch up from night before when I awoke way too early. I can just imagine all the repair my cells were doing last night, extra time to do the job! <BR> <BR> I love hearing you're back in the pool, Donna, and doing a double!! Yaaay! I bet all your buddies are glad you're back too. Inspiring all that you can come back from surgery even better! <BR> <BR> Improved eyesight is great P... Thu, 30 Jan 2020 06:04:04 EST Daily check in 1/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x73058904 Good morning!! Hump day! <BR> <BR> Hello abdominal muscles. Crossfit included a 5 min max effort of 4 moves, one of which was sit ups. Since the sit up is my "signature" move, my goal was to beat the 5 am crossfit gal who is also a sit up champ. And I did! 175 sit ups in 5 minutes! She got 163. (I'm at least 20 yrs older than she is). Abs of steel, baby! Hahahaha! Seriously, though, I rarely have lower back pain. <BR> <BR> Ooo, color, Bess! What fun! I'm envisioning a "spring" flower... Wed, 29 Jan 2020 04:51:44 EST Daily check in 1/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x73052892 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I received a new credit card from one of my banks, too, although I wasn't hacked--at least no weird charges. I rarely use a debit card, only at the grocery store if I need cash back. <BR> <BR> Cute cookies, Econlady! The one looks like an ornament to me. <BR> <BR> Countdown to spring sounds great! Lots of birds chirping the other day on our walk. We're dealing with clouds again. Ugh <BR> <BR> I had to run out and find a birthday gift for our administrative assis... Tue, 28 Jan 2020 05:50:18 EST Daily check in 1/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x73046208 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Enjoying this cup of coffee this morning. So sad about the helicopter accident and the death of Kobe Bryant and daughter and friends. Especially after having the Army nephew explain all the training he has had so far and has coming up, the night vision and instrument flying. Such a shame. <BR> <BR> That hour+ walk with SIL yesterday in bright sunshine, brisk temperatures, sure helped me sleep well last night. After way too many gray days, I can't begin to explain wh... Mon, 27 Jan 2020 05:24:54 EST Daily check in 1/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x73040502 Good morning!! <BR> <BR> Ah, a day at home, all day. Although I may check with SIL about a long walk. <BR> <BR> Nell, would the audiologist re-evaluate your mom to see if a different style of hearing aid might be preferable? I had six months to decide and there are many different types (for instance, behind the ear with really small microphones that fit into the ear canal), maybe there's a trade in policy. I agree they are annoying, and they sure don't replace what God gave us, and expen... Sun, 26 Jan 2020 06:56:43 EST Daily check in 1/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x73034725 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I woke up early, excited to start my Saturday! We are driving to MIL's house to visit DH's nephew and family and we'll stop in at the houseboat to make sure she is wintering well. I'll double check for items I might want to take to Hawaii. <BR> <BR> Has anyone watched The Game Changer documentary? All about plant based diets. I've heard about it and the criticism and wanted to see for myself. So the Firestick gives me that opportunity, to watch on my kitchen TV. <BR... Sat, 25 Jan 2020 05:39:38 EST Daily check in 1/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x73028877 Good morning! It's Friiiidaaay!!! <BR> <BR> Finally I slept through the night, although I stayed awake later watching TV. That felt great. <BR> <BR> Three weeks from today we'll be heading to the airport at this time. The kennel website characterizes the dogs' stay as a vacation, too. And yes, I expect Scamp will be exhausted as they keep them on a pretty strict schedule of play time, nap time. He's used to sleeping on a small couch at DH's office most of the day. But runs 8 miles when... Fri, 24 Jan 2020 05:51:40 EST Daily check in 1/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x73022979 Good morning! As Jamirblaze would say: Friday Eve! <BR> <BR> Just an inch or so of snow, but messy wintery mix predicted today. I'm glad I decided to travel yesterday. <BR> <BR> We toured the kennel we'll be using for Scamp while in Hawaii last night. We took Scamp with us. Heated floors. Rave reviews. Our first time kenneling a pet so we're being picky. I think he will have a great time. <BR> <BR> Safe travels, Nancy Anne. I listen to YouTube podcasts while driving by tucking my cell... Thu, 23 Jan 2020 06:13:48 EST Daily check in 1/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x73016759 Good morning! Hump day! <BR> <BR> Thanks for concern; no snow or ice to contend with today. I can usually alter my schedule when it's bad. <BR> <BR> Poindextra, your post about the side effects of allergy medications was timely. I just shared it with DD. <BR> <BR> Happy birthday to DaPwincess!!! Hope she has a great little party. And that the weather cooperates. <BR> <BR> Nell, was it a quick fix by the plumber? Good observation on how a leader can keep a meeting on task. One board... Wed, 22 Jan 2020 05:52:31 EST Daily check in 1/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x73010573 Good morning!! <BR> <BR> It's my "Monday" so I am not traveling although my usual travel days are Tuesday and Thursday. I'll travel once this week, tomorrow. That way I can attend the Advisor meeting in person. <BR> <BR> Cold and wind - I try to avoid, too, Bess. It was raccoon hat cold--glad I have it. I ran a couple of errands and stopped over to my brother's for a couple of hours. It was a good time to catch up a bit. <BR> <BR> DH arrived home about 4, we ate dinner and, after checkin... Tue, 21 Jan 2020 05:44:10 EST Daily check in 1/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x73004132 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Poindextra, I think I missed the name of the cookbook you are having such success with. It's a good time of year to try new recipes and somewhat unusual ingredients. <BR> <BR> DH spent the day cooking yesterday--outside in the new smoker. In and out, stoking the fire in the cooker and in our fireplace. I spent nearly two hours on the phone with my ole fitness buddy who moved to Texas, catching up on family, friends, reminiscing. <BR> <BR> I entered all my income ... Mon, 20 Jan 2020 06:01:50 EST Daily check in 1/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72998428 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I teased DH that, if we went to Saturday night church, we could sleep in today. Ah, the power of suggestion! I slept until 4:33!! That's late for me!! We attended our Crossfit Christmas party after church (thus, limiting my primping to one time this weekend! Yes!). Plus, arctic north winds are howling with single digit temps. Likely negative windchills. I have plenty to do here, so I have no plans to venture out. <BR> <BR> The restaurant we meet at for the Chris... Sun, 19 Jan 2020 06:35:59 EST Daily check in 1/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72991742 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Bess, I forgot to answer your question about the Firestick streaming device. It was a topic with the guys Christmas Eve and DH had one two days later. He would stream YouTube videos (a lot of hunting shows) from his cellphone to the TV, and his cellphone would get hot. The Firestick solved that problem and offers so many options--Netflix, movies, music videos etc. He liked it so well, he bought a second one for our kitchen TV. He tried YouTube TV for the free trial an... Sat, 18 Jan 2020 05:41:49 EST Daily check in 1/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72985871 Good morning!! It's Friiiidaaay! <BR> <BR> My first thought as I awoke--- what day are we on? Yaaay Friday, of a three day weekend! <BR> <BR> I enjoyed the running workout yesterday. It was treadmill work, with a partner, in segments of quarter and half miles, with rests as the partner ran, and lasted the full hour. Runner's high endorphins afterwards. Oh, yeah! Brrrrr, on the outdoor run, Kellie! That has its rewards, too. Love that a 70 yr old is so dedicated! <BR> <BR> Snow, sleet ... Fri, 17 Jan 2020 06:19:35 EST Daily check in 1/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72979634 Good morning!! <BR> <BR> I've been up awhile, and have already used over 50% of the battery on my phone, mostly <em>252</em> ing. <BR> <BR> I woke up wondering why. A colleague (in another state) shared that his position was eliminated and he would be leaving the end of February, adding he planned to retire at the end of the year anyway. It's just unnerving. Not that he held the same position as I do, but he was so good with the (mutual) clients we shared. I suppose he'll collect severa... Thu, 16 Jan 2020 05:20:00 EST LLTHOMAS1117 has maintained for FIVE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72974969 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=LL<BR>THOMAS1117 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <... Wed, 15 Jan 2020 10:07:18 EST DENISEFULLER has maintained for EIGHT YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72974955 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=DE<BR>NISEFULLER </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <... Wed, 15 Jan 2020 10:05:36 EST Daily check in 1/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72973535 Good morning! Happy hump day! <BR> <BR> Yesterday at Crossfit class a few of us began discussing the functionality of the weight lifting moves we practice, particularly the overhead lifts. Peter Attia MD, a Longevity researcher, encourages exercise which trains folks to be "A Kick Ass 100 Yr Old" (his name for a new sporting event), i.e. being able to carry a 25 lb bag of groceries in each hand (farmer's walk), squat catch and pick up a 25 lb object running into your arms (a grandchild),... Wed, 15 Jan 2020 06:08:28 EST GRACEINAZ has maintained for NINE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72968620 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=GR<BR>ACEINAZ </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <lin... Tue, 14 Jan 2020 09:55:18 EST Daily check in 1/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72967346 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I'm so used to seeing Phebess as the last post of the day -- we can always tell when she is in a different continent! Those tours sound very interesting and fun! <BR> <BR> I have immersed myself over the past year in the subject of skipping breakfast, intermittent fasting, time restricted eating (TRE), longevity. And I see Dr Oz is going to be on TV this morning. He endorsed this way of eating a long time ago. Not to say it's for everyone, just as we each lose weigh... Tue, 14 Jan 2020 06:22:46 EST Daily check in 1/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72960897 Good morning!! <BR> <BR> Wow, that weekend went fast. But looking ahead, next weekend is three days with the holiday. I am already making plans to tackle my to do list -- including income tax preparation and Hawaii packing decisions. <BR> <BR> Thanks for sweet comments on the pictures. The Arch is 630 ft high. They have a replica of the tram car in the lobby so people can decide whether they want to purchase tickets. They ask a lot of questions about fear of heights, etc too. They expl... Mon, 13 Jan 2020 06:06:18 EST Daily check in 1/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72955053 Good morning!!! <BR> <BR> I'm enjoying my coffee while the rest of the house is quiet and asleep. And I read through both Friday and Saturday posts! So many cool events! <BR> <BR> First, Kellie!! Wowza! That dress is beautiful on you! What a great find! We can't wait for pictures of that special day! Plus it sounds hopeful that your DH will be feeling much better then, too, once that infection clears up. <BR> <BR> Bess, that pier sounds great! Had to tell DH about the duck hunting t... Sun, 12 Jan 2020 06:25:10 EST Daily check in 1/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72948648 Good morning!! <BR> <BR> DH feels better!! We are heading to DD's house! So I'll post this quick to get us started and stop back later as we make the drive. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day!! Sat, 11 Jan 2020 05:38:09 EST Daily check in 1/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72942530 Good morning! It's Friiiidaaay!!! <BR> <BR> I'm up early; DH ran to the bathroom around 2:30 am and "lost his lunch". Not sure if it was something he ate. He said he didn't have a fever. He was able to get back to sleep. Me, not so much. Not sure what this will do to our plans to travel to DD's house for the weekend. Last load of laundry is in the dryer, so we'll be ready if he feels well and is sure he won't infect anyone. <BR> <BR> Toni, I bet January is a good time to shop Thrift stor... Fri, 10 Jan 2020 05:31:42 EST 4A-HEALTHY-BMI has maintained for NINE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72937763 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=4A<BR>-HEALTHY-BMI </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> *... Thu, 9 Jan 2020 09:09:27 EST Daily check in 1/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72936668 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Bess, DaP's command is so sweet because it demonstrates how much she loves spending time with you! And don't you suppose she has heard that from her mother? Ah, reminds me of similar situations ... <BR> <BR> On the bead stringing, yes we have a Michael's and they helped me choose some materials Sunday--didn't suggest a class. I don't know that I would choose it as a hobby, but I had this necklace re-strung once before and it wasn't cheap. And didn't last long. So I... Thu, 9 Jan 2020 05:47:36 EST Daily check in 1/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72930269 Good morning! Hump day! <BR> <BR> Bess, thanks for getting me started with a beading YouTube video! I definitely need to learn some techniques, become educated on the different materials available, crimping, crimps, etc. It would be nice if I could simply repair the end of the necklace and replace the clasp--maybe I'll search for a video on that subject. <BR> <BR> How is your second commission going? I don't blame you for taking those playdates while you can before the other grandparent... Wed, 8 Jan 2020 05:48:50 EST Daily check in 1/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72923979 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I'm sure the family appreciated all your hard work at the funeral meal yesterday, Bea. Such a difficult time. <BR> <BR> Phebess, those tours sound like fun. Enjoy! <BR> <BR> Donna, did x-ray go okay? Hip and knee? Is the knee replacement surgery scheduled or was there a plan to wait a specific length of time? <BR> <BR> Econlady, I was sorry to hear that your cruise roommate fell through. I hope you find a satisfactory alternative. <BR> <BR> Toni, when is your s... Tue, 7 Jan 2020 05:45:51 EST Daily check in 1/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72917623 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Now it is Monday. At work we have a team meeting every Monday morning, so everyone will be back from year end vacations and it will be buzzing. I'm glad; it's been too quiet. <BR> <BR> Our sermon yesterday was about the three kings, Epiphany. The Christmas decorations will be gone next week. Mine are now all packed away--found a new tote at Menards. Along with a small refrigerator to put in the bar area downstairs. (There is a sink and cooktop, too). It will be nice ... Mon, 6 Jan 2020 06:08:45 EST BESSHAILE has maintained for SIX YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72914336 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=BE<BR>SSHAILE </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <lin... Sun, 5 Jan 2020 15:03:28 EST Daily check in 1/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72911799 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I woke up with the initial thought that it was Monday, and then was so relieved to have another day at home. It feels SO good to have a clean house! Even though we had one of those bags that pulls up over the tree, there were still plenty of needles to sweep up. I either need to pare down and donate some decorations or purchase another storage bin. A purchase would be good to replace a luggage box that I've used for numerous years! <BR> <BR> Jamirblaze, sorry I mi... Sun, 5 Jan 2020 06:28:48 EST Daily check in 1/4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72906016 Good morning! Happy Saturday! <BR> <BR> Poindextra, yaaay for you scoring on Freecycle!! Have you had a chance to play on the Nordic Track skier yet? I tried one of those somewhere a long time ago and it was a Great workout! P.S. I never scored on Freecycle and began using the Free category on Craigslist to rid myself of something. <BR> <BR> Bea --- "best laid plans". Ugh. I loved Missoula ... 40 yrs ago when I was on vacation. I remember visiting its public library with my (then) lit... Sat, 4 Jan 2020 07:49:34 EST Daily check in 1/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72899895 Good morning! <BR> <BR> It's Friiiidaaay! I was surprised how long the day felt yesterday. It's a little frustrating with so many people out for the holiday; hard to get anything done. I wait for comments and approvals from several different sources that need to weigh in. Ugh. <BR> <BR> One coworker laughed with me--how are we ever going to make it working 5 days in a row next week!! <BR> <BR> A lot going on, but mundane paperwork type projects, annoying mistakes by medical providers and ... Fri, 3 Jan 2020 06:08:36 EST JSTETSER has maintained for FOUR YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72895411 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=JS<BR>TETSER </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link>http://http://clinical.di... Thu, 2 Jan 2020 10:49:39 EST _JODI404 has maintained for SEVEN YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72895399 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=_J<BR>ODI404 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link... Thu, 2 Jan 2020 10:48:11 EST Daily check in 1/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72893822 Good morning! <BR> <BR> The holidays are officially in the books for 2019. Like you, Poindextra, I have one more holiday party (Crossfit class) later this month but we may be out of town. And a 50th birthday party this Saturday night that we will make an appearance. I'm working on my attitude, as I'd be content to curl up with my cabin fever and hibernate. <BR> <BR> Bea, heartfelt sympathies to your friend's family on the loss of their preemie. So sad.. <BR> <BR> We were blessed with su... Thu, 2 Jan 2020 05:59:56 EST ECCOVISION1 has maintained for FIVE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72888596 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=EC<BR>COVISION1 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <l... Wed, 1 Jan 2020 10:27:15 EST PAMBACH has maintained for THREE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72888574 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=PA<BR>MBACH </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link>... Wed, 1 Jan 2020 10:22:36 EST MOONCHILD8 has maintained for SEVEN YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72888567 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=MO<BR>ONCHILD8 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <li... Wed, 1 Jan 2020 10:20:31 EST HAPPYSOUL91 has maintained for FIFTEEN YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72888545 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=HA<BR>PPYSOUL91 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <l... Wed, 1 Jan 2020 10:15:11 EST Daily check in 1/1/** 2020 ** Happy New Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72887286 Good morning!!! <BR> <BR> Happy New Year!! <BR> <BR> Oh, my! What a stimulating evening last night was! Friends and family, particularly my brother and his wife, who we haven't seen in months were here. DH out did himself with his cooking skills, but there were four types of meat and NO vegetables! Poor planning on my part, you'd think we were on the carnivore diet!! But everything was delicious! <BR> <BR> DGD and her cousin "performed" a portion of The Nutcracker for us. Hahaha. They... Wed, 1 Jan 2020 06:41:12 EST Daily check in 12/31 New Year's Eve http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72881447 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Can you believe it!!?? Closing out a decade this evening. What's in store for us this decade? Time to do some dreaming -- I don't do that enough. <BR> <BR> I appreciate all my friends here SO much, providing new perspectives on so many subjects!! Crazy challenging yoga poses, travel, learning instapot, dealing with aging challenges, sharing medical solutions (joint replacements!), baking tips, fruit/vegetable buying options, recipe ideas, celebrating grandchildren (... Tue, 31 Dec 2019 06:10:49 EST Daily check in 12/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72876206 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Today I work, but then I am off Tuesday and Wednesday. We are having some folks over tomorrow late afternoon/evening for New Year's Eve. DD and family will be here early tomorrow. <BR> <BR> Bess, I was so sorry to hear of the SNAFU and hope yesterday was better. <BR> <BR> Phebess, I'm glad you came up with a plan you and your husband can agree upon. <BR> <BR> Bea, it sounds like you're returning to normal routines. <BR> <BR> Donna, how was your rest day? I tre... Mon, 30 Dec 2019 06:04:42 EST Daily check in 12/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72870750 Good morning! <BR> <BR> My shoulders are screaming at me after raking all the leaves off the front lawn yesterday. I will be rolling on the foam roller this morning. But I'm so proud of my work; it looks so much better and just in time before the rain moved in last night. <BR> <BR> A couple of strange incidents yesterday. I treated myself to a "post-Christmas" shopping spree about 5 pm, Hobby Lobby for a few Christmas decorations at 66% off. I was also looking for Christmas cards, and final... Sun, 29 Dec 2019 06:45:01 EST IAMAGEMLOVER has maintained for SIX YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72867729 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=IA<BR>MAGEMLOVER </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <... Sat, 28 Dec 2019 13:52:03 EST Daily check in 12/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72865696 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I forgot something yesterday-- "it's Friiiidaaay!" With the holiday and days off, I guess it wasn't as important as usual. But I'm glad it's Saturday and Scamp and I will walk with SIL at 8 am. Then I will do a little shopping and, before it starts raining, rake up the fallen leaves in our yard. Scrub the kitchen floor. Church this evening or tomorrow morning. DH is hunting, the last waterfowl weekend. <BR> <BR> Econlady, my weight is up from the holiday feasting, t... Sat, 28 Dec 2019 06:33:23 EST Daily check in 12/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72860485 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Kinda sounds like the 12 days of Christmas, with lots of socializing with friends and family still ahead for many of you! How nice! I feel like these mild temperatures and sunshine was a great gift for those of us who love being outside. Several people took the opportunity to take down outside lights and decorations before cold and wet weather comes in. Two big red bows and a big wooden snowman are my only outside decorations--I don't do lights anymore. <BR> <BR>... Fri, 27 Dec 2019 06:02:05 EST Daily check in 12/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72855236 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I trust everyone had a wonderful Christmas and look forward to hearing about everyone's day! <BR> <BR> I slept well, about 7.5 hrs, or it could have been a food coma. We feasted for Christmas and now I'm ready for a break. Back to routine until the next party, New Year's Eve. DH will smoke salmon for that event, as well as a deboned turkey. Less sugar. <BR> <BR> Nell, I wish we would have had taken some pictures after the Christmas Eve service when we were all dres... Thu, 26 Dec 2019 04:59:38 EST Landline Day Maintenance Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x72854081 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/837844a0-48b6-47d5-ab77-3a3339452b1e.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Announcing the Landline Day Maintenance Challenge <BR> <BR> Sign up at this link: <link>http://forms.gle/n5rJ4xG9xSfUYMY17 </link> <BR> <BR> Let's manage our health and wellness by continuing to focus on our healthy habits and weight maintenance efforts. <BR> <BR> We will record our weights once a week for 9 weeks (January 8 – March 10) and try to stay within +/- 3% of our pre-selected ... Wed, 25 Dec 2019 20:32:19 EST NELLJONES has maintained for FORTY EIGHT YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72852969 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=NE<BR>LLJONES </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <lin... Wed, 25 Dec 2019 12:44:12 EST Daily check in 12/25 Christmas! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72851528 Good morning and MERRY CHRISTMAS!! <BR> <BR> Just me and Santa Claus are up and moving. The 10 pm Lutheran Church service was beautiful--DGD slept through it--complete with communion and passing the lighting of candles to "Silent Night". We were all in bed by midnight. Now awaiting DGD's waking to start the day! <BR> <BR> What an unusual year--it was 50+° last night as we left church!! <BR> <BR> So happy for you, Sunny! You sound SO happy, enjoying the closeness of family! <BR> <BR> All ... Wed, 25 Dec 2019 06:56:16 EST JANTHEBLONDE has maintained for TEN YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72848777 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=JA<BR>NTHEBLONDE </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <... Tue, 24 Dec 2019 11:08:56 EST Daily check in 12/24 "Christmad Eve" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72847120 Good morning!! <BR> <BR> Busy days! I am on my second pot of coffee!! Shall I say I woke up a little early!! Yesterday was not much of a vacation day as an estate tax return due Dec 29 and sent out for comment last Fri demanded my attention mid morning until about 5:00 pm. Ugh. I think it's mostly under control. Disappointed in some advice received from advisors though. <BR> <BR> Anyway, I received some good news-- the Board of Review agreed to grant the relief I requested in my Assessm... Tue, 24 Dec 2019 06:12:59 EST Daily check in 12/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72842494 Good morning!! <BR> <BR> What a whirlwind of activities last weekend with DGD! I made a list of activities and she was on it! She made sure we did them all. That was a great way to keep her off the tablet. We are having above average temperatures so should have brought her bike! Christmas is forecast at 58 degrees! <BR> <BR> Wow, the morning has flown by! DD has the day off, too, so she's been texting. I'll give her your extra cookie tips, Econlady. <BR> <BR> I'll go to crossfit. It's mo... Mon, 23 Dec 2019 06:11:05 EST Daily check in 12/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72837728 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Thanks for the "Christmas gift" reminders -- these are all feelings I have worked through before (my propensity to be a people pleaser). I spoke by telephone with my closest coworker who is also supported by this assistant and discussed traditions she has seen over the 30+ yrs she has worked at the bank. She was fine with what we did for assistant AND, probably more importantly, what she and I have done the past 5 years. Our relationship is more important to me and I ... Sun, 22 Dec 2019 06:13:57 EST Daily check in 12/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72833153 Good morning! <BR> <BR> How resourceful you are, Phebess! <BR> <BR> Interesting baking tips, Econlady! Thanks. Not sure I'll be baking cookies this year. DD makes DH's favorite--chocolate chip. And I try to resist them all. And, he too insists on the recipe she has perfected over the years. LOL! <BR> <BR> List of DGD to do's today! Wrapping some presents. And worrying about the presents I should have given. Yesterday one of my colleagues shared a story about how much $ another colleague ga... Sat, 21 Dec 2019 06:02:24 EST Daily check in 12/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72828420 Good morning! It's Friiiidaaay!! <BR> <BR> Yes, Toni, Bess and Nell, you are getting the arctic blast we just finished having, but behind it are warmer temps and sunshine. A White Christmas is not likely here in the Midwest. <BR> <BR> Feast day yesterday and I indulged. Back on the 18/6 fasting today. DH and I will leave early afternoon to meet DD halfway and bring DGD home with us for the weekend. DH is taking a weekend off from hunting and DGD just adores him. We have a list of fun th... Fri, 20 Dec 2019 06:05:26 EST Daily check in 12/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72823253 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Super cute creation, Bess!! Our SIL created a similar style playhouse for our nieces a few years ago and the kids LOVE playing in there! What a great present, and as others mentioned, timeless! I assume it can be mended, folded for storage, easy to move, lots of fun ahead for generations of Bess descendants!! Be sure to autograph it somewhere, with a date! <BR> <BR> Donna and Phebess, I wish someone would have stressed the importance of good form in walking after... Thu, 19 Dec 2019 06:02:21 EST Daily check in 12/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72818053 Good morning! Hump day!! <BR> <BR> Today I'm packing up my hair products so my hairdresser can help me with styling tips, along with my usual cut and color. I hope to be done in time to attend Advent service with DH. <BR> <BR> Yep, I'm not as fast as I used to be and need lists, too. I know sugar is awful for brain health, and all health really, but I indulged in two cookies yesterday. I felt I deserved a reward. Not a good justification. I will do better today. <BR> <BR> Luncheon semin... Wed, 18 Dec 2019 06:10:14 EST PENNYLANE15 has maintained for FIVE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72814297 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=PE<BR>NNYLANE15 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <l... Tue, 17 Dec 2019 10:18:35 EST Daily check in 12/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72813054 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Travel Tuesday, topped off by a Fasters meeting this evening. I have a prank gift I plan to regift to the gf who introduced me to the Fasters and shares my love of that first cup of good coffee. I'll try to take a picture and post it. It's a coffee maker that hooks up to, and runs off of, the shower head. LOL <BR> <BR> My heart goes out to those dealing with dementia and/or Alzheimer's in loved ones. I've been interested in "brain" diseases for years, the root caus... Tue, 17 Dec 2019 06:11:25 EST SUNSHINE20113 has maintained for SEVEN YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72808685 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=SU<BR>NSHINE20113 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * ... Mon, 16 Dec 2019 09:34:10 EST Daily check in 12/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72807681 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Here we go, with "Monday, Monday". A busy week ahead, with evening events Tuesday and Wednesday. An office party Thurs, so I needed to have gifts for coworkers done. I forced myself to go shopping yesterday afternoon and finished cards. <BR> <BR> Snow last night and schools are closed. Not that bad in my opinion, but more is on the way. <BR> <BR> So, my question about a diagnosis of dementia. Does the doctor explain it to the patient? Do they offer suggestions to... Mon, 16 Dec 2019 06:16:22 EST Daily check in 12/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72803312 Good morning!! <BR> <BR> Thanks for sharing experiences and advice in dealing with wavering friendships. First of all, the party was wonderful and we were both greeted with big hugs and we had the pleasure of sitting next to friendly ladies and good conversations. <BR> <BR> DD and I are catching up before she heads back, so I will check back. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day!! Sun, 15 Dec 2019 07:08:17 EST Daily check in 12/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72798341 Good morning, friends. <BR> <BR> So how was your Friday, the 13th? Losing my post yesterday morning was totally my fault. I hit "Post Message" without filling in the Topic Line (Daily check in and date), so I received an error message and the content of the post was wiped out. Just think of some very loving, witty response that you WOULD HAVE LIKED TO receive to the previous day's post, and imagine for a moment that it was in the lost post. Hahaha! <BR> <BR> This morning I am on my deskt... Sat, 14 Dec 2019 07:07:45 EST Daily check in 12/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72793516 Good morning! It's Friiiidaaay <BR> <BR> The 13th, obviously. I just lost my entire post! <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day!! And better than mine has started. Ugh <BR> <BR> Fri, 13 Dec 2019 06:02:40 EST RAVELGIRLY has maintained for FIVE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72790614 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=RA<BR>VELGIRLY </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <li... Thu, 12 Dec 2019 13:06:06 EST Daily check in 12/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72788496 Good morning!! <BR> <BR> This has been a long week. It seems like it should be Friday. As Jamirblaze calls it, Friday eve. I travel today and there's a Holiday Reception for clients from 4 to 7. I learned that none of my beneficiary clients will attend and am under no pressure to attend, but feel Estate Settlement should be represented so I may go. <BR> <BR> Econlady, your technique advice in yesterday's post made me realize how much I don't know about creating cookies! I think I will ne... Thu, 12 Dec 2019 05:57:03 EST Daily check in 12/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72782989 Good morning team!! <BR> <BR> I'm running late today, just finished reading all the posts. So just a quick hello, kudos to the healing being earned by taking good care of ourselves, through PT or rest as needed. <BR> <BR> Where does one purchase cookie stencils? That sounds like a good project for a certain granddaughter and me!! <BR> <BR> Off to crossfit class, lunch packed and a half day of work. I had taken a half vacation day to travel to DGD's Christmas program, but it was cancelle... Wed, 11 Dec 2019 06:09:18 EST Daily check in 12/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72777824 Good morning!! <BR> <BR> A "feast day" for me, with a celebratory luncheon with a law firm we engaged to work with a very challenging estate now that administration is nearly at an end. And a 5:00 office Christmas party at the home of one of our teammates who LOVES Christmas and decorates every square inch! <BR> <BR> And my cousin was able to reserve an extra room so the five of us are going to Hawaii mid February!!! Ahhh, I can already feel the warmth and sunshine. Getting SO excited! <BR>... Tue, 10 Dec 2019 06:08:44 EST Daily check in 12/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72772358 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Thanks so much for the air travel tips! I appreciate this group SO much. <BR> <BR> Bea, I bet your Sunday School class was happy to see you back! What a full day, did you ever appreciate old routines as much! <BR> <BR> Donna, what a fun family day! Did you find the missing Christmas decorations? <BR> <BR> Bess, you're as busy as Santa's elves! Doing what you love to do! <BR> <BR> Phebess, I'll be visiting your blog later today. Cousin is checking availability ... Mon, 9 Dec 2019 06:11:20 EST Daily check in 12/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72767025 Good morning! Happy "sunny" Sunday! <BR> <BR> Bea, those gray, cold days can get to me, too. Especially when there are several of them in a row. I developed a mantra several years ago which I still use to empower myself: "Rain or shine, I create my day." If your body tells you it is tired, I find it is best to listen and honor the request. I used to eat in response to that feeling, thinking I needed energy. Now I give it a nap (when I'm home). Scamp was curled up on my bed yesterday afte... Sun, 8 Dec 2019 06:36:54 EST Daily check in 12/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72762141 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Phebess, I had to laugh at the thought of your hair having its own personality!! I actually went to the pictures on your SP page to check out your different hairstyles over the years!! Loved what I discovered--pics from 8th grade, teens, etc!! Travel down memory lane with Phebess!! So what did you and your stylist come up with this quarter?!! <BR> <BR> Econlady, how nice to be able to pace yourself with the cookie baking and decorating. We all love seeing the fini... Sat, 7 Dec 2019 06:37:06 EST Daily check in 12/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72757126 Good morning!! It's Friiiidaaay!! <BR> <BR> And a day to celebrate "no cancer" with Econlady! What a relief. Now you can concentrate on those beautiful Christmas cookies. <BR> <BR> Phebess, I hear the excitement in your "voice" as you plan your BA getaway. Would your favorite hotel put you on a waiting list in case they have a cancellation? <BR> <BR> Donna, would your neighbor or son pick up some fresh produce for you? Remember, when people offer to help, they mean it. I'm always a lit... Fri, 6 Dec 2019 05:46:56 EST Daily check in 12/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72752065 Good morning! <BR> <BR> The good news is I read all of yesterday's posts; the bad news is I read most of them (all but Phebess') around midnight when I had trouble getting back to sleep. Thankfully, I slept again from 1 to the 4 am alarm. <BR> <BR> Bess, my mom had not lost her home. A person who buys the taxes is entitled to receive the principal plus interest at the rate obtained at auction. Tax buyers bid at auction on the rate; lowest rate wins the bid. A homeowner has two years to red... Thu, 5 Dec 2019 06:11:32 EST Daily check in 12/4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72746230 Good morning! Hump day, yaaaaaay! <BR> <BR> Salt water gargles and an extra hour of sleep last night equals feeling better this morning. Thanks for the well wishes. <BR> <BR> I'm running late though and need to straighten house for cleaning lady. Adding an extra bonus in her Christmas card--to let her know just how much she is appreciated! Especially after your experience, Donna! <BR> <BR> Kellie, and Nancy Anne (? I think), I had to forcibly (well, sort) take my mom in for help. I took ... Wed, 4 Dec 2019 06:11:28 EST THETURTLEBEAR has maintained for SEVEN YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72742009 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=TH<BR>ETURTLEBEAR </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * ... Tue, 3 Dec 2019 10:39:59 EST Daily check in 12/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72740693 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Welcome back Warrior Sue! And Sunny, it was good to hear from you, too! We all know that life gets busy. Sunny, it sounds like you and your husband are settling in and making that new house your home. <BR> <BR> Donna, yaay for getting those staples out! Good reports so far? <BR> <BR> I'm fighting a sore throat. I took some Airborne and went to bed early last night, but unfortunately woke up around midnight and fought my brain to get back to sleep. So once I did ... Tue, 3 Dec 2019 06:12:15 EST Daily check in 12/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72734962 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Monday and it's back to work after a nice long weekend. Since we went to Saturday's church service, and DH went duck hunting, and SIL was feeling puny, I enjoyed staying in the entire day. Comfy clothes, no makeup (I should have done a moisturizing mask -- thanks for all the Botox, etc discussion), ponytail. I played some of my vinyl records while I finished decorating the Christmas tree. Washed sheets, straightened up each room, finished the majority of the Christmas... Mon, 2 Dec 2019 05:53:29 EST Daily check in 12/1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72729654 Good morning! New month here we come! <BR> <BR> Kellie, I'm so sorry for the loss of your friend; I can't imagine the shock that family felt and how they made it through the day. Hugs. <BR> <BR> Toni, I see all these weather warnings and hope you have safe travel. Those slopes will wait for you, whenever you're ready. Does your husband ski, too? <BR> <BR> I've decided I'm sick of my hairstyle. The church directory pictures convinced me. I feel my hair has become thinner and I started a reg... Sun, 1 Dec 2019 06:20:45 EST Daily check in 11/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72724423 Good morning!! <BR> <BR> Saturday and I slept late -- yaaaaaay! After awakening at 2:30 am, I had a cup of hot tea and was able to soothe myself back to sleep. Deep breaths and consciously clearing my mind as it was racing from thought to thought did the trick. <BR> <BR> Oh, Toni, what a Turkey story! Making memories!! Was the BBQ grill gas, charcoal or wood burning? Just curious as DH is enjoying our new wood burning smoker and smoked beef ribs yesterday--very rich. <BR> <BR> Yesterday ... Sat, 30 Nov 2019 07:07:22 EST Daily check in 11/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72719588 Good morning! It's Friiiidaaay!! <BR> <BR> I appreciate all the kind words. It was good to hear so many expressions of gratitude throughout the day. <BR> <BR> We had a full house at MIL's. It was a day of feasting and enjoying the company of DD and her family and DH's family and extended family. <BR> <BR> Who is shopping today? DH and I will go to crossfit class. We went yesterday before traveling to MIL's. Then I will decorate the Christmas tree. We bought it Sunday and put it in it... Fri, 29 Nov 2019 06:15:39 EST Daily check in 11/28 Thanksgiving! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72715331 Good morning, friends! <BR> <BR> Love that, Bea! "Remember, we are not turkeys, so don't Gobble Gobble till you're stuffed!!" A great mantra for this day, which bears repeating! <BR> <BR> I just want to express how truly grateful I am for each of you and your posts, whether it's a daily check in or a now and then, the friendship and sharing of your lives, tips for maintaining weight loss, avoiding the creep of lbs that sabotage goal weight, other wise health tips, what works for one might ... Thu, 28 Nov 2019 06:02:15 EST Daily check in 11/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72709992 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Hump day, sort of, but with the holiday tomorrow, and a four day weekend ahead, it's like Friiiidaaay! Many have already left, so I hope it will be a quiet day so that I can work on my self-assessment (it's due Fri at 9 pm). This is the one downside of the "corporate career", but thankfully they eliminated the midyear self-assessment and shortened this one. The current leadership understands that professionals at our level are mostly self motivated to do our very be... Wed, 27 Nov 2019 05:09:33 EST Daily check in 11/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72704730 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Econlady, thoughts and prayers with you this afternoon as you have surgery. Check in as you are able so we know how you are. <BR> <BR> Phebess and Bess, I hope medicine works quickly to heal what ails you! <BR> <BR> Nancy Anne, it sounds like you've made a good decision on the class. Is there a "drop date"? <BR> <BR> Poindextra, I love that feeling of accomplishment after dedicated decluttering time. That one year I spent three or four days solid and donated items... Tue, 26 Nov 2019 05:58:20 EST BROOKLYN_BORN has maintained for NINE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72700784 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=BR<BR>OOKLYN_BORN </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * ... Mon, 25 Nov 2019 11:42:29 EST KELLIEBEAN has maintained for SIX YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72700776 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=KE<BR>LLIEBEAN </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <li... Mon, 25 Nov 2019 11:40:47 EST Daily check in 11/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72699182 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Sending good health thoughts to all, but especially Donna and her husband, Bea, Econlady, Phebess, Kellie's dad, and anyone else that needs them today. <BR> <BR> NSV at the wedding, compliments from friends who haven't seen us in a while and one friend who asked me if my waist was 23 inches! DH also liked my fitted black velvet, long-sleeved A line dress, scoop neckline in both the front and back, hemline above the knee. It's been hanging in the closet for a while. I... Mon, 25 Nov 2019 06:10:34 EST Daily check in 11/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72693819 Good morning! <BR> Just a quick check in as DH and I are heading home and I have very little battery on my phone (forgot my suitcase). Travel was just fine by the time I left. Wedding was great. <BR> Hugs and prayers for Kellie's dad, Donna and family, Bea's recovery, Econlady and Poindextra for loss of loved ones. <BR> Yaay for scale victory, Bess! <BR> <BR> Better scoot! Hope all have a great day! Sun, 24 Nov 2019 06:00:45 EST Daily check in 11/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72688959 Good morning! <BR> Oh, Donna, an especially big hug. Please keep us posted on both you AND your husband. I'm so sorry--more prayers for your family. <BR> Econlady, big deep breaths--you trust this surgeon. You are in good hands. Prayers for calming thoughts as you await your surgery. <BR> Bea, slow but sure--PT sounds like a very encouraging coach. And, of course, a star patient! <BR> Bess, how nice to see those improvements to your homestead! <BR> Toni, ah, yoga! You're gonna be great on t... Sat, 23 Nov 2019 07:10:13 EST THOMASINA57 has maintained for SIX YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72684807 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=TH<BR>OMASINA57 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <l... Fri, 22 Nov 2019 10:17:51 EST Daily check in 11/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72683459 Good morning! It's Friiiidaaay! <BR> <BR> Yaay, Donna, so glad you are home sweet home. I hope the pain is manageable. I'm sure your healthy lifestyle will pay off in your recovery. <BR> <BR> Bea, pain is exhausting and I'd expect the extra sleep is needed by your body for healing. PT exercises going okay? <BR> <BR> Toni, Colorado ski slopes for Thanksgiving! How nice! <BR> <BR> Jamirblaze, did this pile of work accumulate while you took vacation time? I think there are still some unop... Fri, 22 Nov 2019 05:59:28 EST PERRYBABE has maintained for THREE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72679911 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=PE<BR>RRYBABE </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <lin... Thu, 21 Nov 2019 12:34:30 EST Daily check in 11/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72678082 Good morning! <BR> <BR> It's SO good to hear from you, Donna!! And to hear you're already making good progress with your recovery. Thanksgiving is really late this year, a week from today. We will travel to DH's mom's house (near our marina); she will have a houseful and we will bring a small Turkey to deep fry and a veggie tray, maybe some plain (sugar-free) dishes so I have something to eat, and share with like minded (if there are any! LOL) <BR> <BR> Jamirblaze, I sure can sympathize wi... Thu, 21 Nov 2019 05:33:35 EST Daily check in 11/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72672595 Good morning! Hump day! <BR> <BR> Thinking of Donna this morning and hoping all went well. <BR> <BR> How nice of you to write out your chocolate chip cookie recipe, Nancy Anne! My DD is quite the cc cookie baker connoisseur in our family so I will have to share it with her. <BR> <BR> Bess, how sweet! I just love the songs of little children. <BR> <BR> Phebess, did you get in to the doctor? Tests? <BR> <BR> Jamirblaze, so sorry to hear about your pup's problems. Watching them decline... Wed, 20 Nov 2019 06:01:08 EST What if I don't like my set point? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72668856 I'm sharing a link to a video that was brought to my attention through a couple of blogs. <BR> <BR> One from WATERMELLEN: <BR> <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_pu<BR>blic_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=66<BR>33330 </link> <BR> <BR> and, the second, from SERENAEA: <BR> <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_pu<BR>blic_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=66<BR>32770 </link> <BR> <BR> Finally, the link to the video from My Mind My Body, "What if I don't like my set point?... Tue, 19 Nov 2019 11:43:36 EST Daily check in 11/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72667056 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Oops, I fell back to sleep after shutting off the alarm, so I'll have to make this short. <BR> <BR> Donna, we're all sending good wishes for you today as you FINALLY get that hip replacement! Hope you are able to check in, but we'll understand. <BR> <BR> Crossfit class, packing my lunch and traveling today. Hope all have a great day! <BR> <BR> Tue, 19 Nov 2019 06:03:53 EST Daily check in 11/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72661231 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Travel day today to hotel and surgery tomorrow, Donna? You sound so ready, and seem so determined. Are you the first in line? Is there a predetermined hospital stay? <BR> <BR> Bea, good luck with your first PT today. <BR> <BR> Nancy Anne, a nice weekend with your son including his favorite things--movie and ice cream! What kind of cookies did you make for your Marine daughter? <BR> <BR> Pier is looking good, Bess. Is this the contractor who bartered for hunting p... Mon, 18 Nov 2019 06:06:38 EST KSIGMA1222 has maintained for ELEVEN YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72657435 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=KS<BR>IGMA1222 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <li... Sun, 17 Nov 2019 12:50:18 EST Daily check in 11/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72655543 Good morning! <BR> <BR> With DH "gone hunting" this weekend (he bagged a nice buck yesterday), I started addressing Christmas cards, finished my book (Code Name: Lise by Larry Loftis) and practiced piano. I purchased fresh cranberries and ginger to make a Clean Eating glazed chicken thigh recipe today for dinner. <BR> <BR> Bess, what did your friends think of "The Studio"? I envision SO many good times ahead in that space! And with that new dock! <BR> <BR> Bea, I know you will be a star P... Sun, 17 Nov 2019 06:23:29 EST Daily check in 11/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72649828 Good morning Maintainers! <BR> <BR> Sleep beds, foam toppers...what about "weighted blankets"? Have you seen those everywhere as Christmas buying season begins? We all know how important a good night's sleep is to our overall health and our weight maintenance efforts. And some of us struggle. Has anyone tried the "weighted blanket?" <BR> <BR> Aerobic exercise is helpful, as noted by Toni, Bess and others. Good job! <BR> <BR> Speaking of a good aerobic workout, combined with muscle build... Sat, 16 Nov 2019 05:41:17 EST Daily check in 11/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72644225 Good morning! <BR> <BR> It's Friiiidaaay!!! <BR> <BR> Toni, so glad to hear the mouse entry mystery is solved. And I agree, it is what they leave behind that is disturbing, including damage. And Kellie, what a story--a big "eewww"!!! <BR> <BR> Donna, I'm so sorry to hear about your sister. Such a scary time. You certainly have had your share of challenges, with the first cleaning lady, and now this, which I'm sure is equally disappointing for your sister. These days maybe you can find a d... Fri, 15 Nov 2019 06:02:16 EST Daily check in 11/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72638553 Good morning friends! <BR> <BR> Mice! As a child, 4 or 5 yrs old, I lived with my aunt, uncle and two cousins, in the country, and I remember my first encounter with a mouse in one of the corncribs. I held my hand out, guess I thought it would be friendly, like Mickey Mouse. But it bit me on the little finger. I remember being crushed. All the other farm animals loved me. My brothers had a white mouse kept in a cage which the cat guarded. Not sure what happened to that critter. Hope your... Thu, 14 Nov 2019 06:04:43 EST Daily check in 11/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72632414 Good morning! Hump day! <BR> <BR> Donna, I'm so glad this cleaning lady worked out! Mine comes only once a month, but it never ceases to amaze me how a clean house lifts my spirits! I will be tucking a nice bonus in her envelope for Christmas! <BR> <BR> Bea, you just never know what side effects medications will cause. Rest, stretching, slow walks all sound good. <BR> <BR> Econlady, your club is lucky to have you as a backup on the newsletter. Can the project be divided between the two ... Wed, 13 Nov 2019 06:02:31 EST HAKAPES has maintained for SEVEN YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72628216 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=HA<BR>KAPES </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link>... Tue, 12 Nov 2019 11:11:39 EST Daily check in 11/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72626061 Good morning! <BR> DH was down all day yesterday and so was DD with some stomach bug. Hot tea and hot soup all day, he says he feels better today. <BR> <BR> 4.7 inches of snow fell yesterday beginning around 9 am through about 3 pm. I went to my tire rotation appointment at 1, but otherwise holed up at the house. The appraiser stopped by to take pictures etc for my real estate tax assessment complaint. This is the time I hope he comes up with low based comparables. <BR> <BR> This morning'... Tue, 12 Nov 2019 06:03:28 EST MOOSLADY has maintained for TEN YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72621166 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=MO<BR>OSLADY </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link... Mon, 11 Nov 2019 10:12:10 EST Almost back! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x72621146 I maintained until 4 years ago. Weight crept back on and I was 130lbs (goal 118-125). Then I had issues with fibroids and my cycle. Got put on a med to stop cycle then another med to shrink fibroids for my hysterectomy. These meds caused depression and so emotional eating and also after a few weeks of both meds together very heavy bleeding. I ended up in the ER needing two blood transfusions and at one point I passed out creating a grade 2 tear of my ACL (ligament inside of knee). OK so now I... Mon, 11 Nov 2019 10:08:08 EST Daily check in 11/11 Veterans Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72619750 Good morning! <BR> A big "thank you" to all Veterans and their families for the sacrifices they've made. Reading WWII stories make me even more grateful. <BR> <BR> I started Code Name: Lise yesterday. <BR> <BR> Bess, I had a square pyrex dish do that to me while using it in a toaster oven. At that glass blowing demonstration at the Art Association the other evening, I learned how volatile glass molecules are. Thanks for sharing this, though, as it's a good reminder, especially before th... Mon, 11 Nov 2019 06:15:09 EST DIROB57 has maintained for TWO YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72615521 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=DI<BR>ROB57 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link>... Sun, 10 Nov 2019 11:09:54 EST Daily check in 11/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72613933 Good morning! <BR> We have been enjoying fires in our fireplace since DH kept and split two of the four trees that were taken out in our backyard and last night he made a fire in the outside pit. It was such a beautiful evening, with red and purple sunset in the west and a full moonrise in the east. <BR> <BR> Both DGD and DD felt fine yesterday and even rode their bikes to the park. It was a beautiful sunshiny day. I should have stayed but had no way of knowing that they would feel so much ... Sun, 10 Nov 2019 06:33:10 EST Daily check in 11/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72608212 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Yesterday sure was a heartbreaker for DGD. Started out okay with DD feeling well enough to go to work. Then DH and I dropped DGD at school at 7:40, and we ran some errands awaiting the 9:00 program to start. About 8:10 I received a call that DGD had vomited and we had to go back and pick her up. She thought it was the boiled egg she ate for breakfast but school nurse said something was going around and their rules require a child to leave. She was all dressed in her ... Sat, 9 Nov 2019 06:51:29 EST Daily check in 11/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72602146 Good morning! It's Friiiidaaay! <BR> <BR> I love it when I sleep well! DD has the best mattress for us in the spare room downstairs. Our plans were up in the air yesterday morning as she thought she had strep throat. She went on meds and we headed on down. Otherwise, we would have come this morning for the Grandparents Day activities at DGD's school this morning. Unfortunately DH has to drive home tonight as a new smoker is being delivered and then he will drive back. I just hope DD feels b... Fri, 8 Nov 2019 05:52:34 EST Daily check in 11/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72596294 Good morning!! <BR> <BR> Today is my "Friday" as I am taking a vacation day tomorrow so that DH and I can attend Grandparents' Day activities at DGD's school tomorrow. My colleague at my out of town office is on vacation today, plus a "wintry mix" was in the forecast today, so I'm staying in town. DH and I will travel to DD's house this evening. <BR> <BR> Bea, it's good that you are able to manage your pain. Are they setting up physical therapy yet? <BR> <BR> Phebess and Poindextra, havin... Thu, 7 Nov 2019 05:37:17 EST ISHIIGIRL has maintained for NINE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72593005 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=IS<BR>HIIGIRL </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <lin... Wed, 6 Nov 2019 14:52:35 EST Daily check in 11/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72590217 Good morning! Hump day! <BR> <BR> Econlady, we had no elections here either. A nice reprieve from the political ads. Just a spillover from other areas. <BR> <BR> How did your candidate fair, Bess? <BR> <BR> Nancy Anne, I agree with your mantra. Do you think that deep down this daughter knows she acted poorly? Taking it at her speed and not chasing her is safer -- break the cycle. <BR> <BR> Our cleaning lady is coming this morning and I need to tidy up, so better get this posted. Cross... Wed, 6 Nov 2019 05:55:10 EST Daily check in 11/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72584133 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Bea, thanks for stopping in and keeping us posted. Lots of healing happens while you sleep. Good nutrition, and all your pre-op exercise is paying off as evidenced by the nurses' comments. You, too, Donna--you're next and working hard. <BR> <BR> Jamirblaze, thanks for describing your vacation spot--I can just imagine how WONDERFUL that sunshine must feel. BTW, I did enjoy The Great Alone, descriptions of life in Alaska, but I found some of the story predictable--no... Tue, 5 Nov 2019 05:45:59 EST Daily check in 11/4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72577924 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Home sweet home, Bea. Hope you feel better every day. <BR> <BR> Jamirblaze, I hope you enjoy Georgia and your vacation. <BR> <BR> Donna, how disappointing that your cleaning lady failed to show or even contact you. DD had a similar experience last year and gave up on finding one. Almost makes you want to call her references and let them know. Will you try to contact her? <BR> <BR> Kellie, what a beautiful fall day for a 5K! <BR> <BR> Poindextra, what fun makin... Mon, 4 Nov 2019 05:22:40 EST Reporter looking for members to interview http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72574069 Posting SparkMail from Coach Jen to entire team: <BR> <BR> Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> We have a reporter looking to do a story about a member who is 50 or older and has lost 60-100 pounds. The person should also have included oatmeal as part of their regular diet. <BR> <BR> If you qualify and would be interested in talking to the reporter, can you send me a SparkMail? The deadline for this is Monday, 11/4 at noon (EST). <BR> <BR> Thanks! <BR> <BR> Jen Sun, 3 Nov 2019 13:05:32 EST Daily check in 11/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72571901 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Yesterday's posts were a wealth of information. Thanks everyone, especially Nell and Phebess, for sharing your knowledge and experience with these important issues. <BR> <BR> It helps us to be more understanding with the elderly. <BR> <BR> My sewing projects were alterations associated with DH's weight loss. Nothing exciting. <BR> <BR> I finished The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah so need to stop by the library this afternoon. Church and walking with SIL this mo... Sun, 3 Nov 2019 05:33:39 EST Daily check in 11/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72565829 Good morning, maties! <BR> <BR> Happy anniversary weekend, Poindextra!! Sounds like you have a WONDERFUL weekend plan! <BR> <BR> Bea, so glad all went well with your knee replacement! Best wishes for your recovery! <BR> <BR> Donna, we're counting down the days with you for your hip replacement. <BR> <BR> Phebess, definitely disturbing what your husband is experiencing. My exhusband used to recreate history--I started keeping notes because it made me feel like I was losing it. Similar... Sat, 2 Nov 2019 06:20:55 EST IMEMINE1 has maintained for TWO YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72560974 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=IM<BR>EMINE1 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link... Fri, 1 Nov 2019 10:17:48 EST STRONGDAWG has maintained for TWO YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72560966 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=ST<BR>RONGDAWG </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <li... Fri, 1 Nov 2019 10:16:09 EST UPTOIT59 has maintained for TWO YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72560946 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=UP<BR>TOIT59 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link... Fri, 1 Nov 2019 10:14:16 EST ARRO-YO has maintained for FIVE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72560904 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=AR<BR>RO-YO </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link>... Fri, 1 Nov 2019 10:10:40 EST Daily check in 11/1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72559602 Good morning! It's Friiiidaaay! <BR> <BR> And it's a brand new month. Another of the "ber"/brrrrrr months, living up to its name as we received over 2 inches of snow yesterday and with temperatures in the 20s, it is sticking. Don't blame you, Kellie, for skipping an outdoor run. We have a mile run in our crossfit workout today and I'll be on the treadmill or the indoor track. <BR> <BR> Bea, we are all sending you best wishes for a good outcome as you have your knee surgery today! <BR> <B... Fri, 1 Nov 2019 05:55:18 EST Daily check in 10/31 Halloween http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72553643 Good morning!! <BR> <BR> Congratulations, Nell! BIG SIGH OF RELIEF! I think we all collectively sighed as we read your post. I've heard numerous stories of folks rallying once their nutrition improves in assisted living facilities--hope that happens for your mother. And lookie there, your Nationals won the World Series! <BR> <BR> Toni, I thought of Sunny, too, not having to worry about the California fires and difficulty breathing this year. Thoughts and prayers for those dealing with t... Thu, 31 Oct 2019 05:48:27 EST Old Rock Day Maintenance Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x72551134 Announcing the Old Rock Day Maintenance Challenge <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/58a79e77-7b44-4752-b9be-c5c0215d1187.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Sign up at this link: <link>https://forms.gle/D4qyYTQ5dbLfxS317 </link> <BR> <BR> Let's manage our health and wellness by continuing to focus on our healthy habits and weight maintenance efforts. <BR> <BR> We will record our weights once a week for 9 weeks (November 6 – January 7) and try to stay within +/- 3% of our pre-selec... Wed, 30 Oct 2019 17:29:45 EST DESERTJULZ has maintained for SIX YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72548792 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=DE<BR>SERTJULZ </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <li... Wed, 30 Oct 2019 10:10:44 EST Daily check in 10/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72547593 Good morning! Hump day! <BR> <BR> Early day for me as we are having an out of town meeting this morning and I'm carpooling with a colleague. The entire morning will be shot. If she drives, I can use the hotspot on my phone to fuel my laptop and get some work done. <BR> <BR> DH and I are going to 5 am crossfit class. So I'll have to make this short. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day!! Wed, 30 Oct 2019 05:09:03 EST Daily check in 10/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72542022 Good morning! <BR> <BR> "Mighty Sight" glasses advertisement on TV right now made me think of you, Econlady, as they show a lady decorating cupcakes. Has anyone ever used them? Magnifying glasses with LED lighting built in. <BR> <BR> Not that any of US need such help, of course! Hahaha <BR> <BR> Thanks for popping in, Nell. We are all interested in how your mother is handling the move. I'm sure it's both physically and mentally exhausting for you. <BR> <BR> Phebess and Bess, I bet ... Tue, 29 Oct 2019 06:01:13 EST Daily check in 10/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72536217 Good morning! <BR> <BR> A new week! And we're almost done with October. <BR> <BR> Nell, we're all pulling for you as you and your family move your mother today and tomorrow. <BR> <BR> Big week for you, too, Bea. It sounds like you're ready! Hope all goes well with the knee replacement. <BR> <BR> Enjoyed hearing how many of you have weathered "family storms". Seems to be a part of life, doesn't it?! <BR> <BR> Econlady, I will need to Google that meeting. Sounds like a doozy. <BR> <... Mon, 28 Oct 2019 06:03:46 EST HMMILLER007 has maintained for TEN YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72531844 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=HM<BR>MILLER007 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <l... Sun, 27 Oct 2019 10:15:13 EST Daily check in 10/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72530909 Good morning!! <BR> <BR> I smiled Econlady when I read your post about being awake "in the middle of the night" since it's "my norm" to awaken at 3;30 or 4:00 am. Such different circadian rhythms And time zones!! <BR> <BR> Bea, how was the Fall TOPS event? Is that a regional get together? Not that familiar with that organization. <BR> <BR> Jamirblaze, DD has presented numerous Disney package options for early June next year. Maybe I could request your thoughts before we purchase one? <B... Sun, 27 Oct 2019 06:37:49 EST Daily check in 10/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72525122 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Nancy Anne, I think you absolutely did the right thing by staying out of the middle of a spat between your daughter and your future SIL. There may have been a number of reasons he purchased the ring from another jeweler. Some say it's best to avoid family transactions. But more importantly, there's that "victim triangle" -- victim, rescuer, persecutor -- that is SO destructive to relationships. In the end, it's more respectful to allow an adult child to be fully resp... Sat, 26 Oct 2019 05:24:45 EST Daily check in 10/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72519350 Good morning! It's Friiiidaaay!! <BR> <BR> The combination of sleeping late and reading all of yesterday's posts has given me very little time for today's check in. <BR> <BR> So, quickly, Scamp is back to his normal self. Personally, I think he heard DH and I talking about taking him to the vet and thought he better get his act together or else who knows what that horrible place would do to him!!! Hahahaha! <BR> <BR> Taking a half day vacation to head to DD's house in time to pick up DGD ... Fri, 25 Oct 2019 06:16:53 EST Daily check in 10/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72513341 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Thanks for all the well wishes for Scamp. He was fairly puny all day, holding his back up, stomach in and tail down. But he was able to eat biscuits and drink water and keep it down. Hard to tell what he may have gotten into. We'll see today. <BR> <BR> Poindextra, hope you're better today. Do you think your immune system is compromised by your condition? I picture you snuggled up with your kitties--I do miss having a kitty around, but will be visiting my grandcat... Thu, 24 Oct 2019 06:03:14 EST Daily check in 10/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72507513 Good morning! Hump day!! <BR> <BR> Scamp woke us around 11:30 pm and then again an hour later, with vomiting in his kennel which is located in our bedroom. DH stayed up a while and worked on a brisket he is smoking. Scamp seems fine this morning, but DH and I are dragging. <BR> <BR> Best wishes for those pre-op tests, Donna and Bea! <BR> <BR> I'm running late so I better get this posted. Lots of rowing at crossfit class today. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day!! <BR> Wed, 23 Oct 2019 06:07:39 EST Daily check in 10/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72501614 Good morning! <BR> <BR> We had just enough rain yesterday morning to keep the tree removal guys from completing their work in the back yard. The tree with the largest circumference is down and cut into sections; it just needs to be loaded up and hauled away. And then they will trim down the remaining stump. <BR> <BR> It sure looks different. Next step is to decide upon new trees and landscaping. For now, DH is looking forward to planting grass seed; without any shade, it should grow well. ... Tue, 22 Oct 2019 06:08:36 EST ONEWEIGH has maintained for EIGHT YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72497795 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=ON<BR>EWEIGH </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link... Mon, 21 Oct 2019 13:10:54 EST Daily check in 10/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72495556 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I, too, hope that Nell's mother's move to the new facility goes better than expected. There are so many positives, including a grandson working there. <BR> <BR> Donna, I feel so bad for you and how difficult it is for you to get around. Thank goodness your surgery is right around the corner and there is hope in sight. Hang in there! <BR> <BR> Phebess, good for you venturing out to meet up with some favorite people! A good way to counter all those rainy grey skies. ... Mon, 21 Oct 2019 05:59:07 EST Daily check in 10/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72490049 Good morning! <BR> <BR> AT&amp;T decided to send me a text warning on my data usage at 4:45 this morning! Otherwise, I might still be asleep! <BR> <BR> Our Marina seems to have shut down the WIFI. Now that it's sold, the current owners could care less about customer satisfaction. They will say that the data has been used and they only can purchase a set amount--when it's used, it's gone. This happened last year, too. It's useless to complain. Luckily we have rollover data so I don't think... Sun, 20 Oct 2019 06:55:45 EST SUNSHINEYOURWAY has maintained for FOUR YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72486411 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=SU<BR>NSHINEYOURWAY </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link>http://http://clin... Sat, 19 Oct 2019 12:07:37 EST Daily check in 10/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72484653 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Sleep in Saturday. After I had spent an hour or so around 12:00 am reading through the posts and other SP articles and blogs. I often sleep soundly for about 4 hrs and then have trouble falling asleep. I shut the stateroom curtain to achieve the recommended cold and dark. Guess there was enough moonlight to interfere. <BR> <BR> How were the grands, Bess? <BR> <BR> Glad to hear you made it to Colorado, Toni. What kind of puppy dog are you caring for? <BR> <BR> Is... Sat, 19 Oct 2019 06:31:06 EST Daily check in 10/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72478930 Good morning! It's Friiiidaaay!! <BR> <BR> Oops, I slept an extra 25 minutes. Although that cuts into my posting time here, I love it when I sleep well and always figure my body needed it. <BR> <BR> Bess' Art Studio and Screamatorium -- I can see it now! Hahahaha! Another source of retirement income. <BR> <BR> Actually, I've only had maybe one "screaming" session and that was in my car driving down a deserted highway. I tend to hang my head and cry more often than expressing anger. An... Fri, 18 Oct 2019 06:11:44 EST Disregard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72476885 I meant to post on my One Day Challenge team. Couldn't figure out how to delete this. <BR> <BR> <em>198</em> Thu, 17 Oct 2019 18:55:49 EST SUNNYBEACHGIRL has maintained for FIVE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72474950 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=SU<BR>NNYBEACHGIRL </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> *... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 11:33:57 EST Daily check in 10/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72472920 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Happy anniversary, Bess! I will check out your blog. I know you have shared a bit of the story here in the past, but I must say that I love your way with words and your loving heart. <BR> <BR> Kellie, I too saw your lost wallet story on Friend Feed and wondered how you were able to board the plane and pay for items. Obviously you made it! Thank goodness for an Uber driver who "does the right thing." <BR> <BR> "Rage yoga" story on the news just now. Yikes! Cussi... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 05:38:46 EST Daily check in 10/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72467401 Good morning! Hump day yaaay ! <BR> <BR> <em>271</em> Coffee tastes great this morning. DH surprised me with pecan encrusted halibut (and salad of course) last night for dinner. So yummy. <BR> <BR> Four large trees in our backyard are coming out. Two ash trees are dead, one is a sweet gum with branches too close to the garage roof and the other is a sycamore with ash bore damage. It saddens me to lose them. Not to mention cost--cha ching. <BR> <BR> Donna and Bea, hope all pre-op test... Wed, 16 Oct 2019 06:16:42 EST RESTORETOSANITY has maintained for FIVE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72463490 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=RE<BR>STORETOSANITY </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> ... Tue, 15 Oct 2019 11:52:41 EST Daily check in 10/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72461199 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Goodness, Nell. Are you and your husband okay? Have doctor appointments soon? Maybe your other siblings can speak with your brother--spread out some of these responsibilities. You've done so much for your mother. <BR> <BR> Bess, how nice the commissions are lining up! Will you use photographs and pencil again, or do your clients choose the medium? I'm so happy you're doing what you love now! Congratulations on making a dream come true at retirement! <BR> <BR> I ... Tue, 15 Oct 2019 06:04:30 EST Daily check in 10/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72455298 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Donna, I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! <em>429</em> <BR> <BR> Bank (federal) holiday today - still Columbus Day here! I am grateful for these paid holidays and plan to spend most of it in my office here at home, taking care of chores that have stacked up. The beautiful sunshine will tempt me to find outside chores. But I suggested to DH that we take a late afternoon bicycle ride, so that's the plan. Crossfit class this morning. <BR> <BR> Nell, how di... Mon, 14 Oct 2019 05:55:31 EST Daily check in 10/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72449591 Good morning! <BR> <BR> What a relief, Econlady, that your biopsy was negative. Cancer research is really going cellular. Having lost both parents to cancer, my dad when I was 2 and he was 33, and my mom at age 67, I have tried to pay attention to prevention as well as cures. Cancer is big business; there are disincentives. It pays to be discerning consumers these days, that's for sure. <BR> <BR> Bess, I'd forgotten that Poohscout was ill. Occasionally I reach out to former daily check in... Sun, 13 Oct 2019 06:55:14 EST Daily check in 10/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72444079 Good morning!! <BR> <BR> Burrrzy 34 degrees, feels like 30. Agreed, Kellie, I'm never ready for this. But I doubt that I would savor those 70 degree mornings as much as I do without our true four season heartland weather. Fresh, crisp, I tell myself. <BR> <BR> DH is waiting for daybreak before heading into the woods as he doesn't have his spot picked out. It all depends on the wind. I wonder if Poohscout still hunts...miss her chiming in. <BR> <BR> Amen Toni, to this group and how it ... Sat, 12 Oct 2019 06:39:05 EST Daily check in 10/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72438207 Good morning! It's Friiiidaaay!! <BR> <BR> Aww, thanks for posting that picture, Donna. What fun! <BR> <BR> Kellie, we're running again in crossfit class this morning. 4 short runs of 400 meters each. I'm amazed at your long runs ! <BR> <BR> Nell, another box checked off. Wonder if your mother fooled the social worker or she just didn't want to see it. Makes me wonder why... <BR> <BR> Bess, hope that visit with SS and family goes well. Finish knitting project? Would love to see pictu... Fri, 11 Oct 2019 06:15:31 EST Daily check in 10/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72432005 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Congratulations Bea on being the loser of the week! Funny how being called a "loser" is a compliment!! Is TOPS similar to WW when you reach your goal, free attendance when maintaining? <BR> <BR> Phebess and Donna, how fun to meet in person! Look forward to the picture! <BR> <BR> Toni, what a self-care week you are having! Are you receiving snow reports from Colorado for your upcoming ski trip? <BR> <BR> So good to hear from you, Sunny! I bet Disney was exhaustin... Thu, 10 Oct 2019 04:55:48 EST Daily check in 10/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72426095 Good morning! Hump day, yaaaaaay! <BR> <BR> I'm rushing around this morning preparing the house for the cleaning lady. I need one full day at home in this office--filing, bill paying, ins claim processing, now researching the propriety of the real estate assessment before the complaint filing deadline. Oh, wait!!! I have a holiday Monday. That'll work. <BR> <BR> Donna, I found my cleaning lady through a crossfit classmate. Ask all your friends if their lady might have a day--even if you s... Wed, 9 Oct 2019 06:00:17 EST Daily check in 10/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72419772 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Believe it or not, Bess, I use my cellphone to write this message every day. Words populate so that I often only type in the first few letters. Sometimes I will use the microphone and dictate a message, but it usually requires so much editing that it's easier to use the first method. I'm sure you would get a lot of use out of a laptop, though, in your studio. <BR> <BR> Ah ha, Econlady, a tiny projector! Bess, did you use a similar tool when you drew Mack and his ne... Tue, 8 Oct 2019 05:59:47 EST Daily check in 10/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72413423 Good morning! <BR> Yesterday turned out quite different as DH came home early and wanted to shop for a few more pairs of smaller sized jeans. We started at the Goodwill store on the other side of town, and then hit sales at 5 other stores. That took a big chunk of the day I hadn't planned but we had a really good time and I know DH is proud of his accomplishment, as he should be. <BR> <BR> AND he told me he wanted to go to crossfit class today! We'll see. It's gonna be a tough workout. <B... Mon, 7 Oct 2019 05:50:50 EST Daily check in 10/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72407696 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Happy Sunday! The family bonfire was a success but we didn't get home until after 10 pm. Thankfully, I had taken an afternoon nap in preparation for the event. What a luxury to actually sleep in the middle of the day when you need it! <BR> <BR> Poindextra, where will you and your husband go hiking today? I really enjoyed hiking the woods this past summer with DH and Scamp. <BR> <BR> Plans for my day so far include kissing my girls goodbye, then church and, with ... Sun, 6 Oct 2019 07:11:25 EST FRENCHTOSD has maintained for SEVEN YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72403029 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=FR<BR>ENCHTOSD </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <li... Sat, 5 Oct 2019 11:25:36 EST Daily check in 10/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72401536 Good morning! <BR> <BR> It felt good to snuggle under the covers, with just a slight cool breeze coming through the open window. Plus, with DH at the houseboat, I could hog as much of the bed as I wanted!! LOL. Thus I'm a little late posting. <BR> <BR> My girls are still sleeping. DGD begged to ride our bikes on the trail to a park last night. It's a 30 min ride for DH and I, one way, so we were coming home in the dark. Her longest ride ever! Proud of her!! Wore her out as she was read... Sat, 5 Oct 2019 07:36:11 EST NANCYANNE55 has maintained for EIGHT YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72397842 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=NA<BR>NCYANNE55 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <l... Fri, 4 Oct 2019 12:40:49 EST Daily check in 10/4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72395216 Good morning!! It's Friiiidaaay! <BR> <BR> Donna, are there any exercises or other recommendations while you wait for hip surgery? <BR> <BR> Yesterday I Iistened to a very interesting YouTube talk on longevity by Peter Attia. I've subscribed to his email messages for years. Very technical, but on the subject of healthspan and lifespan, and particularly the element of exercise, he believes that strength training is the most important, especially hip hinged exercises, such as deadlifts, sq... Fri, 4 Oct 2019 05:23:56 EST Daily check in 10/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72389268 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Bess, your portrait is exquisite! What fun for you to further your skills at your classes! I trust you had a wonderful day with your grands. <BR> <BR> Nell, glad to hear that plans are falling into place for the move. <BR> <BR> Donna, what did you learn about your knee surgery? Would you say the shot helped? <BR> <BR> Bea, do you have a knee surgery date? <BR> <BR> Kellie, so glad you weren't stung by any of those bees, and that you're feeling better. Cold front... Thu, 3 Oct 2019 05:58:03 EST Daily check in 10/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72382884 Good morning! Hump day! <BR> <BR> DH went with me to Target last night and bought 2 pr pants, 2 pr shorts and 2 tshirts for $91. He said he's tired of his shorts falling to the floor unless he has a belt on. <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Glad to hear your DHs are getting back into their routines, Bess and Nell. <BR> <BR> Inspiring art classes and WW tips, Bess! Taking care of mind and body. Any good tips to share? <BR> <BR> NancyAnne, prayers for the challenges of raising children--it doe... Wed, 2 Oct 2019 06:06:09 EST BOOTS has maintained for ONE YEAR!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72378455 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=BO<BR>OTS </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link>ht... Tue, 1 Oct 2019 10:58:13 EST Daily check in 10/1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72376630 Good morning! <BR> New month and into the "ber" season. I won't lie, I had a sense of sadness wash over me as we left the marina Sunday. <BR> And Bess, I wish I could share our rainfall with you and Toni. The river level rose a foot while we were at the sandbar Saturday. Normal pool is 12 and it's expected to crest at 18+. Ugh. Here we go again. <BR> Below average temperatures coming Thursday after near 90s yesterday and today. <BR> So happy for your grands, Nell. <BR> Kellie, I'm so sor... Tue, 1 Oct 2019 06:23:27 EST KANSASROSE67 has maintained for NINE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72373331 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=KA<BR>NSASROSE67 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <... Mon, 30 Sep 2019 13:58:23 EST Daily check in 9/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72370493 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Welcome back Bess. Sounds like it was a very interesting trip! I can just imagine the reunion with your puppy dogs! <BR> It's always great to be home, Econlady! Hope the final leg of your trip went well. <BR> After dinner last night, DH and I shopped for some new clothes for him, starting with Goodwill, Burlington, Marshalls. He has dropped 3 pants sizes and they now fall off of him when zipped and buttoned. One pair of Levi's and a couple of t-shirts. I could tell... Mon, 30 Sep 2019 06:00:13 EST JUDYABB has maintained for ONE YEAR!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72366871 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=JU<BR>DYABB </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link>... Sun, 29 Sep 2019 12:32:45 EST Daily check in 9/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72365207 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Econlady, what fun you're having on that cookie cruise! Is this an annual event for your group? Are your finished products shared with other passengers? I could never throw them away; too cute and probably yummy, too! <BR> <BR> I think my tastebuds have changed! I don't like the aftertaste of eating sweets or milk products. I had to brush my teeth and do a mouthwash. And I don't like the heavy fullness in my gut from eating "flour products", like breads, cakes. I ... Sun, 29 Sep 2019 07:04:19 EST Daily check in 9/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72359609 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Lightning and thunder this morning to start our day. Storm is supposed to be over by 6:00. DH will head to the duck blind this morning with hunting buddies, hauling in decoys for the upcoming season. Best news though, is DD and DGD will be coming over to the houseboat later this morning!! We haven't seen them since Labor Day, which is far too long! <BR> <BR> My refrigerator dessert was a big hit at the fall fling last night but did not win the trophy. The voting wa... Sat, 28 Sep 2019 06:11:19 EST Daily check in 9/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72354168 Good morning! It's Friiiidaaay! <BR> <BR> I'm running late as I had to prepare a dessert for the Fall Fling at the marina tonight. It's a layered dessert, with cool whip, cream cheese and powdered sugar over a nut, flour and butter crust, then chocolate pudding, then cool whip on the top. It's chilling now. Again I feel like a hypocrite, providing sugar to my friends and family. There will be a lot of food tonight. A rare treat. <BR> <BR> Busy, busy posts. Love the new pic, Kellie. <BR> ... Fri, 27 Sep 2019 06:14:59 EST Daily check in 9/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72348491 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Lucky you, Jamirblaze--it's your Friday! <BR> <BR> Nancy Anne, did the WW scale cooperate? I sure hope so! <BR> <BR> Bea, I've heard multiple speakers on the subject of processed foods and how the Obesity epidemic tracks with the rise of the food industry's development and promotion of processed foods, especially snacks and convincing people to eat a l l d a y l o n g. The whole food movement is SO much better for good gut health and our guts communicate with ... Thu, 26 Sep 2019 06:18:01 EST Daily check in 9/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72342868 Good morning! <BR> Just a quick hello to get us started. My flight was delayed and I arrived home at midnight last night. So I'm sleeping in. I'll catch up later. <BR> Hope all have a great hump day! Wed, 25 Sep 2019 06:16:11 EST Daily check in 9/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72337192 Good morning from Philadelphia! <BR> <BR> By the time we walked the 12 blocks,The Liberty Bell exhibit was closed, but the Bell itself is visible through a window. I took a picture and have tried to load it a couple of times but was unsuccessful. I will try that from home tomorrow. I'm not on Wi-Fi but that shouldn't make a difference. Oh well. <BR> <BR> Love your cookies, Econlady! Thanks for posting. <BR> <BR> Hope all who are feeling puny are better today! I'm going to check out the g... Tue, 24 Sep 2019 05:45:55 EST Daily check in 9/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72331341 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I've had this day circled on my calendar for quite a while. I fly to Chicago and then to Philadelphia, arriving about 4 pm. We're not that far from the Liberty Bell, so I'd like to put on running shoes and go see it. And then maybe a few more blocks east to the harbor. No "company event" has been planned for dinner, at least not yet anyway. The weather looks good so might as well take advantage of the tourist opportunities. Seminar starts bright and early Tuesday. <B... Mon, 23 Sep 2019 04:44:42 EST Daily check in 9/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72326480 Good morning! <BR> We have a window of opportunity to hike the switchback so just a quick hello and off we go! <BR> Cool cookie, Econlady! What is the delicate flower made of? So pretty. <BR> <BR> Gotta go! Hope all have a great day!!! Sun, 22 Sep 2019 07:27:01 EST Daily check in 9/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72320796 Good morning, dear friends. <BR> <BR> Happy Saturday! And special wishes to Bess for a wonderful birthday today!! Even if it's spent in the car. I'm sure you will make the best of it since you are headed out on a Grand Adventure, right? Thank you for letting us know about NOLA losing her husband. Cancer is such a thief. <BR> <BR> So, Jamirblaze, when you hit "post message," you received some warning that your post was profane? And then it was deleted? That has never happened to me; that ... Sat, 21 Sep 2019 07:00:28 EST Daily check in 9/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72315212 Good morning! It's Friiiidaaay!!! <BR> <BR> Last summer weekend as Autumn officially begins Monday. There will be plenty of good weather for boating etc, isn't that right, Toni?! But the calendar is filling up with events we've been invited to attend, a bonfire, wedding shower, 50th wedding anniversary party, a wedding. Always presents the dilemma but I'll probably attend all of them and forgo "my happy place" in favor of sharing the love with people I care about. <BR> <BR> Non scale vict... Fri, 20 Sep 2019 05:55:51 EST Daily check in 9/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72309979 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Hi Sunny-- I've been thinking about you and wondering how the move is going! Sounds like you are nearing the end of packing. And then there will be unpacking. But once you have the essentials, you can take a break and work on the rest. How many of us have ended up with unpacked boxes years after the move and decided we didn't need or want those items after all??? I agree, though, at this point of exhaustion, it's best to just box it up and deal with it later. It's... Thu, 19 Sep 2019 06:21:08 EST Daily check in 9/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72304203 Good morning! Hump day! <BR> <BR> Nancyanne, don't worry about addressing each post; we've all been posting for many years so we have lots of background. We all have busy lives, and I don't think there's an overly "self-centered" bone in anyone's body. <BR> <BR> Since weight loss and maintenance is so "individualized", posts naturally focus a bit on ourselves and that's okay. Certainly we need to take care of ourselves and we share our unique experiences and challenges. <BR> <BR> Our up... Wed, 18 Sep 2019 06:06:16 EST Daily check in 9/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72298767 Good morning! <BR> <BR> A welcome greeting to Nancyanne checking in yesterday. <BR> <BR> Kellie, you've certainly earned this vacation after the stressful work you've been doing lately. Hope it's wonderfully restorative! <BR> <BR> Phebess, is that rainy NW weather motivating your husband to walk more so you can travel to warmer climates for the winter? <BR> <BR> Toni, how was your writing group? Just curious--is it instruction on writing a novel? <BR> <BR> Bea, being able to walk comfor... Tue, 17 Sep 2019 06:02:46 EST KRISZTA11 has maintained for ONE YEAR!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72294635 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=KR<BR>ISZTA11 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <lin... Mon, 16 Sep 2019 10:33:42 EST Daily check in 9/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72293258 Good morning! <BR> A quick check in, as I've been unloading the dishwasher and cleaning up after the party. It was a wonderful time. <BR> I have a dermatologist appointment first thing this morning but need to comment on outside counsel's pleading, so will work now from home instead of going to crossfit class. DH and I will go for a long bicycle ride this evening. <BR> So, off to start the day! Hope all have a great day!! Mon, 16 Sep 2019 06:20:42 EST TORTOISE110 has maintained for SEVEN YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72290351 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=TO<BR>RTOISE110 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <l... Sun, 15 Sep 2019 14:30:04 EST Daily check in 9/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72287667 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I'm up too early; so excited for the day ahead! Thank you all for the entertainment ideas and stories you've shared. I must say I'm having a lot of fun prepping for this party. Not nearly as stressed as I have been in the past. I ask myself what's different this time. I'm in such a good place in my life right now, with the house being in pretty good shape (comparatively), career/finances better than ever, but most significantly, I feel more healthy and comfortable i... Sun, 15 Sep 2019 04:56:00 EST Daily check in 9/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72283047 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I busied myself around the house this morning, preparing the marinade for the flank steak and washing wine goblets. I almost forgot about posting this message. Can you believe that?! I guess I was out of routine since DH is over at the houseboat and we spoke by telephone first thing after I woke up. He will do some hunting and then will come home later today to help me out for the party tomorrow. Thanks for all the suggestions and support. I have decided to just be m... Sat, 14 Sep 2019 07:02:48 EST SWEET_CAROLYN has maintained for SIX YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72278713 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=SW<BR>EET_CAROLYN </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * ... Fri, 13 Sep 2019 10:07:07 EST Daily check in 9/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72277472 Good morning!! It's Friiiidaaay, the 13th! <BR> <BR> Seriously, how could a "Friday" be unlucky!? No matter what the date, right? <BR> <BR> Bess, sounds like you are all ready for your company. And I know you will have a good time! I am trying not to stress out over the dinner party we are having Sunday. My SIL and her husband are masters at dinner parties and she has given me lots of ideas, for instance, flowers in small vases spread throughout the house, the little touches that we wou... Fri, 13 Sep 2019 04:53:08 EST Daily check in 9/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72272147 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Thanks for the nice compliments on the piano bench cushion. <BR> <BR> Toni, I also wonder how Econlady can work with cookies day in and day out without eating them all--especially the "fail" cookies -- because they have no calories, right?!! LOL. I guess you develop an immunity to them. Cookies, especially homemade, are a trigger food for me. Anything with sugar is now only a rare indulgence for me. <BR> <BR> Australia would be my choice for travel, too, if I were ... Thu, 12 Sep 2019 05:48:29 EST Message Removed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1111x72270566 Message Removed Wed, 11 Sep 2019 20:52:42 EST Daily check in 9/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72266211 Good morning! Hump day! <BR> <BR> Econlady, thanks for sharing pics of your cookies--very pretty, intricate work! <BR> <BR> DH helped me with the stapling on the piano bench cushion. I'll add a picture. Not perfect, but done and looks better than what was on it. If I had more time, I might have replaced the inside foam. Reality is no one sits there long enough to need more cushion. While we have the staple gun out, I cut a piece of fabric to cover the seat to my sewing machine. <BR> <BR>... Wed, 11 Sep 2019 05:18:26 EST Daily check in 9/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72260577 Good morning! <BR> <BR> A lot of tennis balls that were in someone else's court all came flying back at me yesterday as I returned to work after being on vacation for 10 days. I'd forgotten how freezing my office is in the morning; I had completely thawed! LOL <BR> <BR> Scale is moving down again. For both DH and me. Cool! <BR> <BR> Thankfully DH's trip to PA was postponed. So I grocery shopped last night for salads and fruits. I picked up a couple of flank steaks for the Sunday dinner... Tue, 10 Sep 2019 06:15:19 EST PATTI_PAL1 has maintained for FIVE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72256130 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=PA<BR>TTI_PAL1 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <li... Mon, 9 Sep 2019 10:56:43 EST Daily check in 9/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72254633 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Monday, Monday <em>335</em> And it's return to work, werk day for me. Three more days at home would've been nice. With all the rain, we left the marina late morning and I spent most of the rest of the day working on the piano bench cushion. The good news is that my sewing machine just purred like a kitten, sewing through that thick upholstery fabric lickety split!! I hope to finish the sewing tonight and have DH help with the stapling. I do wonder what a seamstr... Mon, 9 Sep 2019 06:16:52 EST Daily check in 9/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72248804 Good morning! <BR> <BR> We are waking up to lightning and thunder, so DH will postpone hunting until it passes through, probably around 10:30 or so. Yesterday the youngster-hunter had them back to the houseboat by 8 am, so I dressed in my hiking gear and DH, Scamp and I went back out for a two hour hike. DH shot a blue winged teal duck (that's what is in season now). Then back to the houseboat for lunch, change and back to the sandbar with friends, to relax, soak up some sun, take a boat r... Sun, 8 Sep 2019 06:47:40 EST Daily check in 9/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72243218 Good morning! <BR> <BR> What a relief that Dorian has passed by all of you on the East coast! The pictures of Abaco and Grand Bahama are devastating, indeed. I never considered how the character of an island will likely change, with locals living in "shantytown" selling to deep pockets as Jamirblaze pointed out--opportunists taking advantage of the situation. Will they be replaced by luxury resorts? <BR> <BR> DH, his hunting buddy and his 7 yr old son just set off for the duck blind. I br... Sat, 7 Sep 2019 06:30:24 EST Daily check in 9/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72237253 Good morning!! It's Friiiidaaay! <BR> <BR> And my last day of vacation :(. I need another three days at home. We will be heading over to the houseboat around noon today, so just a few hours to work in my home office. I accomplished 7 out of 10 items on my to do list. I'll check my vacation time and make a plan. <BR> <BR> Phebess, I love your flowers--very pretty color combinations. Adding greenery to weave them together will turn them into a flower garden! Very pretty! <BR> <BR> DH's e... Fri, 6 Sep 2019 06:02:56 EST Daily check in 9/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72230959 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Jamirblaze, thanks for checking in; we've all been concerned about you. I hope the storm weakens and moves out to sea. <BR> <BR> Eonlady, Isn't it strange how inspirational thoughts pop into your head at the most inopportune time -- like when we're supposed to be sleeping?! I reprioritized my "to do" list about 2 am. Sigh... <BR> <BR> Toni, how's NYC treating you?! <BR> <BR> Donna, ah, home sweet home. Great memories made; now back to those soothing routines which... Thu, 5 Sep 2019 05:38:00 EST Daily check in 9/4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72224850 Good morning! Hump day already... <BR> <BR> Thinking of all the folks in the Bahamas who sustained loss and hoping for the best as Dorian moves along the eastern seaboard. Also, the fire victims on the boat in CA. Horrific tragedies. <BR> <BR> I worked in the yard from 9 to 5 yesterday, moving about 30 wheelbarrows of mulch and trimming two ivy bushes and the lilac bush and hauling the limbs to the street. Note to self: don't order a dump truck full of mulch, unless it comes with a cre... Wed, 4 Sep 2019 06:16:49 EST Daily check in 9/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72218715 Good morning! <BR> <BR> And a good night's sleep, it was! After the morning birthday party, saying farewell to all of our company, we sat at the kitchen table with MIL and talked for a couple of hours, then back to the houseboat. DH took a john boat ride to walk an island to scout. Although we considered spending the night, I went ahead and packed up, vacuumed etc. When DH returned, we decided sleep on our home mattress was a higher priority and headed home. Plus now I can attend my usual c... Tue, 3 Sep 2019 06:17:42 EST Daily check in 9/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72212324 Good morning! Happy Labor Day! <BR> <BR> Econlady, I can relate to the sleeping troubles--except I wake up too early. This morning I awoke at about 2 am and finally got up and started the coffee about 2:30. I've been "sparking" mostly since then. Sigh... only about 5 hours of sleep. <BR> <BR> I'm so excited to be on vacation; I want to get the day started!! Alas, most of the rest of the world is sleeping! So bouncing around the internet and people I follow is enjoyable, and available at ... Mon, 2 Sep 2019 06:10:18 EST NANCIER has maintained for ONE YEAR!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72206514 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=NA<BR>NCIER </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link>... Sun, 1 Sep 2019 06:31:45 EST ROSEWAND has maintained for NINE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72206509 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=RO<BR>SEWAND </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link... Sun, 1 Sep 2019 06:29:13 EST JCORYCMA has maintained for THIRTEEN YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72206499 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=JC<BR>ORYCMA </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link... Sun, 1 Sep 2019 06:25:44 EST MAMABUUGAZ has maintained for EIGHT YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72206491 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=MA<BR>MABUUGAZ </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <li... Sun, 1 Sep 2019 06:21:30 EST Daily check in 9/1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72206442 Good morning! <BR> <BR> NOW it's September. I had to edit yesterday's post as I had the date wrong. So nice of everyone to overlook that error--or did anyone notice?! Hahahaha <BR> <BR> Three pairs of socks: first, knee high Nike compression socks, then Darn Tough wool socks, not quite knee high, then I added the ankle socks because my heel was slipping (remember when I got the blister?). The down coat, with hood, comes off as soon as the boat ride is over. Hood keeps my ball cap from blo... Sun, 1 Sep 2019 05:58:18 EST Daily check in 8/31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72201018 Good morning! I am dressing for our john boat ride out to the islands and then we will be hiking for a couple of hours. Our guests all arrive this morning. There will be a big boat to wash, namely the houseboat, when we get back and then we will take it out to the sandbar for the day. <BR> <BR> I read through all the posts and hope to stop back. It takes so long to get dressed a hike, three pairs of socks, then the boots and then Gators over that. I'll be wearing the down coat for the boat r... Sat, 31 Aug 2019 06:21:13 EST WATERMELLEN has maintained for TEN YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72196621 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=WA<BR>TERMELLEN </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <l... Fri, 30 Aug 2019 09:57:19 EST Daily check in 8/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72195459 Good morning! It's Friiiidaaay! <BR> <BR> Congratulations, Bess!! I wondered if you let that family know that there are a lot of people praying for that soldier's safety, just an added benefit to a beautiful portrait! <BR> <BR> Nell, those movers sound perfect for the job. <BR> <BR> Jamirblaze, I hope Dorian's impact lessens as it moves toward FL. Glad you're prepared and have a handle on the chimney repair. <BR> <BR> Econlady, sorry to hear you're not feeling well. Hope cookie project... Fri, 30 Aug 2019 05:08:40 EST Daily check in 8/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72189459 Good morning! <BR> <BR> It's my Friiiidaaay! Five vacation days, plus the holiday ahead. Returning Mon, Sept 9. My TX fitness buddy will be in town this evening, so there will be a happy hour and we plan to walk tomorrow morning. Then I donate blood and will head to the houseboat. DH is going over today and will wash the boat. He mass cooked for the holiday and company we have coming--burgers, brats, taco meat and pulled pork. <BR> <BR> We will be "over peopled", too. DH's daughter and he... Thu, 29 Aug 2019 04:16:09 EST Daily check in 8/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72183672 Good morning! Hump day! <BR> <BR> Happy birthday, Jamirblaze! I don't think 35 is "middle" aged either. I hope you have a wonderful celebration this weekend, with the extra holiday on top! <BR> <BR> Congratulations on your new home ownership, Sunny! Wishing you and your husband and family the very best as you make this big move!! <BR> <BR> Where's the beef, Nell!!? Will you call the store to see what happened? One would hope there isn't a dishonest bagger snagging people's expensive cu... Wed, 28 Aug 2019 06:00:41 EST Daily check in 8/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72177797 Good morning! <BR> <BR> So nice that the rain held off for the party, Donna. What a nice visit you are having! <BR> <BR> Jamirblaze, yes, DH has quite a fancy GPS tracker on Scamp. He can tone him, trains him to come back, and shock him if necessary (reserved for unusual circumstances, like coyotes preying on him, or other dangers). The problem was our voices echoing in the hollars of the bluffs--we couldn't even hear each other and DH said my whistle sounded like it was coming from the opp... Tue, 27 Aug 2019 06:12:44 EST Daily check in 8/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72171833 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Wow, I slept well. Wish I could've stayed in bed a while longer, but I'm glad the weird dream I was having has ended. <BR> <BR> Sounds like a good weekend was had by all. It was nice of your chiropractor to take care of you, Econlady. <BR> <BR> Bea, wish you well with your situation. <BR> <BR> I worked several hours on the houseboat interior yesterday and the newly shampooed carpets dried in time for me to replace all the furniture. It poured after DH returned... Mon, 26 Aug 2019 06:04:48 EST Daily check in 8/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72166240 Good morning! <BR> <BR> "A little chilly" was the most commonly used phrase by us women on the sandbar yesterday; the macho men, "this is perfect!" It was breezy, too, and nicest when the sun was not blocked by passing clouds and the wind laid down. All of our favorite river friends were there, which helped it rank very high on our "good days" standard! <BR> <BR> The hike was good too, except Scamp "rundoft" again. With all the ups and downs of the bluffs, our voices calling him back after ... Sun, 25 Aug 2019 07:17:16 EST Daily check in 8/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72160344 Good morning! <BR> <BR> One more week of August... We have a downright perfect forecast today. We're heading out for the switchback hike in the MO bluffs along the Mississippi River. One heckuva workout! Then we plan to take the houseboat to the shallows, meet up with our friends and enjoy the sunshine, some good music and good times! <BR> <BR> What does your day hold? I for one, hope you all have a great, happy and healthy day!! <BR> Sat, 24 Aug 2019 06:23:35 EST Saxophone Day Maintenance Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x72159167 Announcing the Saxophone Day Maintenance Challenge <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b2081385-efe5-4769-9476-3e7528dfab84.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Sign up at this link: <link>https://forms.gle/6MdyDGeA7zRMvFFR6 </link> <BR> <BR> Let's manage our health and wellness by continuing to focus on our healthy habits and weight maintenance efforts. <BR> <BR> We will record our weights once a week for 9 weeks (September 4 – November 5) and try to stay within +/- 3% of our pre-se... Fri, 23 Aug 2019 22:11:38 EST Daily check in 8/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72154317 Good morning! It's Friiiidaaay!! <BR> <BR> I look forward to reading your blog, Bess. Sounds like you put your heart and soul into that project--not surprising. One of DH's elderly hunting buddies carved a goose to hold Huckleberry's ashes and kept a photo of him as he worked. He took pictures of the goose at various stages and assembled them in a small album, and presented them together, telling us how he would talk to Huckleberry as he worked. Some bonding there, too. This helps me und... Fri, 23 Aug 2019 06:03:59 EST Daily check in 8/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72148508 Good morning, friends! <BR> <BR> Sunday, September 15 is a big day for me. We're having a dinner party. A lady I worked with in the 1980s and her husband are traveling to the area for her 50th High School reunion, so they are coming to our home and we invited another couple, friends of theirs, and former clients of mine--my kitchen and bath guy. Nice, fun people. There will be hugs, laughter and some good food--cuz DH is cooking. I'm SO looking forward to it! <BR> <BR> My staycation starts ... Thu, 22 Aug 2019 05:54:32 EST Daily check in 8/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72142362 Good morning!! Hump day! <BR> Oh, Kellie! Ouch! Hot coffee down the back is a new one. I hope no scalding occurred. I certainly hope your day improved from that early morning experience. <BR> Nell, did the appointment with your mother go okay? <BR> Phebess, hope you feel better. It's good that you know just what you need and can take appropriate action--a book getaway! <BR> Econlady, how soon will you receive the allergy results? <BR> Toni, what a wonderful time you were able to provide f... Wed, 21 Aug 2019 06:14:17 EST THOMS1 has maintained for NINE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x72138772 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=TH<BR>OMS1 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link>h... Tue, 20 Aug 2019 13:53:40 EST