SparkPeople Spark Springfield, MO- The Official Team Team Messageboard This team is for all SparkPeople members in the Springfield, Missouri area. Welcome! SparkPeople Spark Springfield, MO- The Official Team Team Messageboard 2020 Would love for folks to post here! My life has been too busy - declining parent health, teaching a new class, dr appts for DH - sorry I'm just now getting this thread started. Tue, 28 Jan 2020 17:02:13 EST Chance to meet with other Spark People!! See details on thread under "Getting Together" <BR> <BR> Why might you want to meet another Sparking Person?? Mon, 13 Jan 2020 15:46:54 EST Meet SparkPeople Members Jan 25, 2020 January 25, Saturday 11:00 at the Art Museum in Springfield. Pleasant place to wait for people to show up, walking, culture! <BR> <BR> Lunch at one of our International Restaurants: That Lebanese Place; Cafe Cusco (Peru); Rama Thai; Koriya (Korean); <BR> <BR> Carnegie Library seed exchange is 1-4pm <BR> <BR> Nearby City Parks available to work off that lunch if weather is decent. <BR> Mon, 13 Jan 2020 15:44:23 EST Message Removed Message Removed Wed, 9 Jan 2019 22:20:35 EST Thoughts on new START Page OK I took extra time to figure out the new Start Page....will stick with it for the month of October and see what I think by then. Joyce Mon, 8 Oct 2018 13:55:56 EST Beginning again! Today I made the decision to get my life back! I'd love to meet some Springfield Sparkers to enjoy this journey with! Fri, 18 May 2018 10:03:39 EST World Heritage Day architects, engineers, geographers, civil engineers, and artists and archaeologists. Each year they work to help ensure that some of the world’s most beautiful sites and important cultural monuments remain preserved for future generations. <BR> <link><BR>ravel/lists/2017-new-unesco-world-heri<BR>tage-sites/ </link> <BR> <BR> A - Z anyone? Here is APHRODISIAS in Turkey <BR> <img src=" Wed, 18 Apr 2018 12:13:07 EST April 7 is the day for WHO 2018 World Health Day is April 7 <BR> <BR> This day celebrates WHO or World Health Organization formed by United Nations in 1950. <BR> Once they started the effort to eradicate took 20 years. <BR> <BR> A Recent concern has been standing water as breeding places for mosquitoes with the emergence of Zika Virus as well as the death rate from Malaria <BR> <BR> 2018 they have chosen to talk about Universal Health Coverage <BR> <BR> Soooo A - Z universal health Thu, 5 Apr 2018 11:35:41 EST World Kidney Day March 8th is World Kidney Day. What can you do for your kidneys??? <BR> 8 Golden Rules: <BR> 1. Don't smoke <BR> 2. Be active...exercise <BR> 3. Keep blood sugar in the healthy range <BR> 4. Monitor blood pressure and keep it low <BR> 5. Drink enough water to keep your kidneys happy <BR> 6. Maintain a healthy weight <BR> 7. OTC medications (ibuprofen) are good occasionally but taken daily may injury the kidneys <BR> 8. Get the kidney lab results if you have high risk factors Sat, 3 Mar 2018 15:13:20 EST grateful today I'm grateful for joining the free month trial at the fitness center. I'm starting in the am. Wed, 10 Jan 2018 19:08:54 EST Message Removed Message Removed Mon, 1 Jan 2018 22:33:28 EST Flu Season 2017-18 "This year, all indications are that we are seeing more flu earlier in the year and we anticipate more cases,” said Dr. Randall Williams, director of the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. <BR> “The flu shot combined with proper hand washing are the two most effective things you can do to protect yourself and your loved ones this holiday season.” <BR> <BR> More than 1,500 Missourians are confirmed to have the flu. That's a big jump from 379 at the same time last year. <BR> Thu, 7 Dec 2017 17:11:53 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sun, 3 Dec 2017 23:18:36 EST Springfielders Getting Ready for Christmas I just realized this morning that Elsie hadn't done a new thread - totally understandable [see November thread]. So here is a December thread! <BR> <BR> <BR> Anyone else loving this nice weather before we go into the deep freeze this week? Sun, 3 Dec 2017 07:45:49 EST Clean your Frig Day is November 15 How long has it been? Mine usually gets a shelf or a door cleaned when something spills.. <BR> but a good 'clean and disinfect' once a year is a good plan. <BR> <BR> How about some before and after pictures? (this is a google picture not mine) <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Mon, 13 Nov 2017 13:02:39 EST Message Removed Message Removed Wed, 1 Nov 2017 23:03:32 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sun, 1 Oct 2017 23:26:19 EST Message Removed Message Removed Thu, 31 Aug 2017 23:14:49 EST Message Removed Message Removed Tue, 1 Aug 2017 13:20:17 EST Flag for city of Springfield Do you recognize the current flag of Springfield? <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> There is a newly designed flag for our city <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Of course, you may want to know the 'meaning' behind all the details <BR> <link><BR>local/ozarks/2017/02/24/group-designs-<BR>new-springfield-city-... Mon, 31 Jul 2017 12:46:31 EST How many Team Bonus Points did you spin? Team points are back. Go to the top of your page under MY TRACKERS, go to MY SPARKPOINTS, Scroll down to the COMMUNITY section (second from the bottom) Click on the red flags. You are allowed 5 flags. <BR> <BR> Spin those red flags! Fri, 7 Jul 2017 10:12:17 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sat, 1 Jul 2017 07:57:13 EST Message Removed Message Removed Tue, 30 May 2017 14:05:06 EST 2nd day back after LONG time away I lost 60 lbs, gained 35 of it back. I think that a healthy weight would be at 100 lbs lighter than I am right now. I came back to Sparks to help me be mindful of my food and activity choices and encouragement. Depression is getting harder to snap out of as I get older and it seems to go hand in hand with "not caring". Sun, 28 May 2017 18:38:14 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sun, 30 Apr 2017 22:34:43 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sat, 1 Apr 2017 22:17:23 EST Message Removed Message Removed Wed, 1 Mar 2017 22:30:45 EST Feb 10 Umbrella Day <em>257</em> <em>257</em> <em>298</em> <em>298</em> <em>257</em> <em>257</em> <em>298</em> <em>298</em> <BR> <BR> How many umbrellas do you have? Where do you keep them? How long do you keep an umbrella? Fri, 10 Feb 2017 12:09:19 EST Opera Day Feb 8 Have you ever attended an Opera? Once? 5 times? More? <BR> What was your experience? Wed, 8 Feb 2017 13:14:30 EST Message Removed Message Removed Wed, 1 Feb 2017 12:25:37 EST Grateful for my Wife I have a loving partner who is my everything. She loves me and wants to see me succeed at whatever I do. Wed, 11 Jan 2017 10:19:16 EST Accountable ME! Here is a place to check in...daily...3X week...weekly.... <BR> Fitness minutes or steps. <BR> <BR> Encouragement Provided! Sat, 7 Jan 2017 11:07:50 EST Here I am I'm 42 with more than 150 lbs to loose. I've been on spark before but this time want to make it stick. I'm not really dieting I'm making a life change. I sit at work all day so it's hard to get enough exercise in but I'm excited to make these changes. Fri, 6 Jan 2017 17:12:15 EST What is your workout "Style" People's Pharmacy radio program yesterday...suggested that to stick with resolutions or habit changes one should know her "style" <BR> 1)Questioner...needs to know much... <BR> 2)Upholders....once make a resolution can just do it <BR> 3)Obliger....will do it if others expect (and hold accountable) <BR> 4)Rebel....Resist all the way and will do the opposite. <BR> <BR> <em>189</em> Is this an idea for you to pursue? How does it help? Mon, 2 Jan 2017 09:04:50 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sun, 1 Jan 2017 23:41:02 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sat, 31 Dec 2016 23:22:45 EST What I will start on first in January is: clearing off some spaces which have become cluttered Sat, 31 Dec 2016 21:30:29 EST Is there one word to sum up 2017 Goals? <em>521</em> Maintain! Sat, 31 Dec 2016 21:27:41 EST My mind is blank hope this is an end of year thing! we definitely need some new topics! Sat, 31 Dec 2016 21:25:38 EST SouthWest Missouri. ..welcome to your health site! Introduce yourself and state what your goals are and how we can help. <BR> <em>229</em> To Spark Springfield! Thu, 29 Dec 2016 23:15:10 EST January is 'Get a Balanced Life' month. So A-Z I need to keep my life in balance in order to be healthy...let's think of parts of our lives that we need. <BR> <BR> - A - Active Thu, 29 Dec 2016 22:57:10 EST Message Removed Message Removed Thu, 1 Dec 2016 00:28:07 EST Message Removed Message Removed Mon, 31 Oct 2016 21:44:27 EST Have you had your flu vaccination ? Timing...benefits....concerns....what would you like to say about the flu vaccination? <BR> <BR> <em>128</em> <em>56</em> <em>12</em> <em>128</em> <em>56</em> <BR> <BR> The Time is NOW! Thu, 27 Oct 2016 10:17:28 EST Message Removed Message Removed Fri, 30 Sep 2016 21:31:50 EST October 3 is World Habitat Day October 3 is World Habitat Day...because everyone deserves a safe, healthy place to live. <BR> <BR> A - Z what do you need for a safe, healthy home? <BR> <BR> Air tight windows.....if you live in cold parts of the world <em>225</em> Mon, 26 Sep 2016 11:58:19 EST Here we go again! I've been a SP member since 2010 or so. Unfortunately, it's been more off than on. So, here I am again; ready to lose this last 20 or so pounds and get this body working the way it's supposed to. I'm looking forward to meeting some of you lovely folks, and I would love to join some challenges! The challenges really seem to motivate me. It's easier to make myself move if it's for a team rather than just for me. SO! Let's do this!! Wed, 14 Sep 2016 09:28:43 EST Message Removed Message Removed Thu, 1 Sep 2016 20:03:20 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sun, 31 Jul 2016 18:10:24 EST Springfielders Aim for a Healthy August Hi, friends! <BR> <BR> We came home today for awhile - our plans are to go back down nearer the end of the month. <BR> <BR> I pulled the rest of my beets this afternoon and am about halfway through my refrigerator pickled beets. I need to prepare my smaller raised beds and want to plant more lettuce, turnips, and beets. The larger garden bed is a mess and I really need to clean it out so it will be ready next year. <BR> <BR> Sun, 31 Jul 2016 17:01:22 EST Message Removed Message Removed Fri, 1 Jul 2016 21:45:44 EST My Father.. ..finish the sentence My father is still alive and alert at 92! Sat, 11 Jun 2016 16:19:18 EST Goal for June 2016 We haven't had an accountability page in awhile... Would seeing and sharing your June goal in writing give you an extra push to get it done? <BR> <BR> Any topic: exercise, food tracking, water drinking, Bible reading, relaxation or sleep, family time, house work, job search....what ever you need to be accountable with. Sat, 11 Jun 2016 16:13:50 EST What makes a Day Memorable for You? In our daily surroundings, we can forget that every day is valuable. Live in this moment, right now today. Make it Memorable! <BR> <BR> Take the month on May 3 days that have stayed in your mind Sat, 11 Jun 2016 15:55:35 EST Workout partner local Looking for someone close to my age and possibly same workout goals to go walk with Or join a gym do workouts together and lose weight together.message me if interested Sun, 5 Jun 2016 00:43:50 EST Message Removed Message Removed Tue, 31 May 2016 11:52:54 EST My Journey to Good Health suitcase contains A-Z On my Journey to Good Health, I may need supplies and supports. Let's try for alphabetical to make a game of it. <BR> Feel free to add any encouraging comments <BR> <BR> -A- aerobic videos Thu, 26 May 2016 10:27:12 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sun, 1 May 2016 21:50:08 EST Volunteer Day...Comments? How has a volunteer helped you recently? <BR> <BR> What do you do that is "Volunteering"? Thu, 21 Apr 2016 12:28:41 EST April 30 is Table Top Day Personally, my goal is to SEE my Table Top <BR> But actually the Day is to encourage playing of table top GAMES. <BR> <BR> Who did you last play a game (not electronic) with? How long ago? <BR> What are your favorite games? Tue, 19 Apr 2016 09:53:57 EST Message Removed Message Removed Fri, 1 Apr 2016 21:16:31 EST American Heart Assoc. National Walking Day April 6 You chance to be a role model and get your family and friends involved. April 6 gather them up and take a walk! <BR> There is a SWMO counts challenge to track steps from April 6 to May 6 with people joining various "Teams" Many on this first year are work related. <BR> This year I am going to be a part of my team at work.Need to figure out how it works. <BR> <BR> But will retire by next year and will consider leading a team for Spark Springfield. This year check out the site and see wh... Tue, 22 Mar 2016 11:43:05 EST How ya doing emoticon ! This team does well at tracking fitness...but we are not too social. <BR> <BR> Here is a simple, little thought something even the 'lurker' can do. <BR> <BR> Thanks, Joyce Tue, 22 Mar 2016 11:18:26 EST International Women's Day...parity before 2100? Yesterday delivered 75 completed sanitary hygiene kits which now start their trip to Limpopo Province, South Africa. <BR> <link> </link> <BR> This will enable 75 young women to stay in school...who knows what long lasting results that will make! <BR> This coincides with International Women's Day 2016. The emphasis this year is on bringing parity to women in the world. <link><BR>eForParityCampaign </link> Tue, 8 Mar 2016 09:27:16 EST Message Removed Message Removed Tue, 1 Mar 2016 23:53:22 EST March Challenge for Spark Springfield I don't have one yet..just thought it would be a good idea.....ya got one? Tue, 23 Feb 2016 11:54:43 EST RAK week fall in February Random Acts of Kindness falls in February. A designated week to surprise people with a meaningful kind deed. <BR> <BR> 1) have you been the receiver of some deed that delighted you? <BR> <BR> 2) have you enjoyed doing RAK? <BR> <BR> please share! Tue, 23 Feb 2016 11:52:37 EST Winter things...A - Z In alphabetical order....list things which remind you of WINTER <BR> <BR> - A - Accidents on the ice Tue, 23 Feb 2016 11:43:57 EST Spring 2016 Rally for SparkPeople SW MO Yes, lets start a thread for an actual Spark People Rally. Perhaps last part of April 23, or 30?? <BR> I have a long vacation planned for May 14-22... <BR> <BR> I found an interesting creative spot <link><BR>dex.html </link> <BR> as we had such a good time with the pottery place. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I will pick up a 2016 visitor guide and see what else I can find..... Mon, 15 Feb 2016 14:56:55 EST Prevent weight gain by... eating..?... The BMJ, Jan. 28, 2016 <link> </link> <BR> What Should You Eat? <BR> <BR> What that means in plain English is that the folks who included more blueberries and strawberries, apples, bell peppers, celery, onions and tomatoes in their daily diets enjoyed more stable weights over the years. These people were also drinking more tea (and a little red wine). As the authors note, “preventing even small amounts of weight gain could have an important public health i... Sat, 13 Feb 2016 11:23:10 EST February 5~Doodle, Donate, Draw a lineEpilepsy This is actually a UK thing, but good ideas should be noted where ever they are. <BR> <BR> Has Epilepsy impacted the life of anyone you know personally? Tue, 2 Feb 2016 11:44:08 EST Love the Bus....February There is a 'Love the Bus' campaign during February to thank your school bus driver. <BR> <BR> Stories and thoughts...did you ride a bus? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Mon, 1 Feb 2016 12:10:39 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sun, 31 Jan 2016 23:05:40 EST January 15, Friday is National Hat Day.. I have made and shared 14 green hats...we will be raising awareness of Mental Illness <BR> Specifically Green ribbon is the color for child/adolescent Mental Illness <BR> <BR> What gets kids 5-17 admitted to a psychiatric hospital unit? <BR> 1) younger ones are SO hyperactive, aggressive that they are dangerous <BR> 2) self harming such as cutting themselves <BR> 3) Suicidal actions/statements/texting <BR> 4)Drug abuse often leading to #2 #3 <BR> Fri, 8 Jan 2016 12:00:15 EST New Members...speak up for a big greeting in 2016 New Members...put a note here so we can give you a Welcome and answer any questions <BR> Joyce Fri, 1 Jan 2016 12:17:05 EST Message Removed Message Removed Thu, 31 Dec 2015 23:29:04 EST Message Removed Message Removed Mon, 30 Nov 2015 23:21:09 EST Cashew Day November 23 How do you like to eat cashews? What do you know about them? Fri, 20 Nov 2015 12:52:33 EST Eeek! A streak! How do I end these streaks? 200 days of 5 or more vegetables; 355 days to log in and spin; and I think one about exercise...... <BR> So, yes there are days I struggle to get in ONE more it time to just let it go and start over? <BR> <em>20</em> Tue, 17 Nov 2015 11:59:32 EST Clean your Refrigerator Day Nov 14 Guess we have a National Day to clean the frig BEFORE we shop for Thanksgiving? <BR> <em>429</em> <em>427</em> <em>426</em> <em>428</em> <BR> <BR> I do think I should start now with baby steps to get done by the 14th.... <BR> And then there is the Freezer in the basement...kind of like a quiet ghost <em>423</em> Mon, 2 Nov 2015 18:45:33 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sun, 1 Nov 2015 08:22:10 EST October is Apple month <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Give us a fact about apples <BR> <BR> Wed, 21 Oct 2015 10:59:02 EST What was your first job? or most interesting JOB? When the "Biafran War" happened in Nigeria I was 16 and pretty good typist...I earned equivalent of $50 (25 cents per page) typing a book for the publishing process. <BR> Something about getting rid of tsetse flies....pages of rainfall records with 0.00 rain during 6 months of the year (hey, we have a dry season EVERY year!) <BR> <BR> Correcting mistakes with 2 carbon copies was a real pain! <BR> I saved that money and added birthday and such and was able to buy my own typewriter when I w... Fri, 16 Oct 2015 13:10:44 EST October is Breast Cancer Awareness month October is well known to be Breast Cancer Awareness month and associated with pink... <BR> <BR> Throw out some thoughts on this topic... <BR> <BR> I do get a mammogram every year...but sometimes wonder if I really need to?... Wed, 7 Oct 2015 11:53:18 EST Message Removed Message Removed Wed, 30 Sep 2015 22:34:47 EST National Coffee week .. A to Z So...things you flavor with with while drinking coffee <BR> This really shouldn't be too hard. <BR> <BR> A Drink mine with Almond cookies Wed, 30 Sep 2015 11:10:14 EST Fall Rally 2015 Let's use a Discussion Thread to refine the plans for Fall Rally. Wed, 9 Sep 2015 10:53:04 EST Message Removed Message Removed Tue, 1 Sep 2015 19:16:10 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sat, 1 Aug 2015 11:54:40 EST Springfielders Agile In August Hi, friends! Elsie, I went back and looked up your topic title and went ahead and opened the thread! <BR> <BR> <BR> Have a good day, friends! Sat, 1 Aug 2015 08:24:00 EST Message Removed Message Removed Wed, 1 Jul 2015 21:45:30 EST Springfielders Jabbering in July Elsie, feel free to start a new thread with a different title if you like...I am up early and thought I would begin a new thread... <BR> <BR> <BR> DH and I get our bathtub remodel beginning today! Woohoo! We are choosing to get away and leave our plumber to it without our interference. We shall drive up do DS's and DH is going to do a project for her that we originally thought would be a while. Being "out of pocket" helped to get it done sooner. <BR> <BR> <BR> We got our lawn work d... Wed, 1 Jul 2015 05:50:03 EST WHEAT is July Healthy Whole Grain...A-Z game We all use wheat and know a lot about it....those with gluten allergies probably know more than the rest of us. <BR> <BR> How about a light hearted summer game? Things made out of wheat A-Z <BR> <BR> -A- baked brie with Apricot Jam <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <link><BR>d-brie-with-apricot-jam-recipe </link> Fri, 26 Jun 2015 14:04:52 EST WHEAT is July Healthy Whole Grain...A-Z game We all use wheat and know a lot about it....those with gluten allergies probably know more than the rest of us. <BR> <BR> How about a light hearted summer game? Things made out of wheat A-Z <BR> <BR> -A- baked brie with Apricot Jam <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <link><BR>d-brie-with-apricot-jam-recipe </link> Fri, 26 Jun 2015 13:37:03 EST Springfielders Jogging in June Well, I should say I WON'T be jogging [walking only here], but it sounded better than jiving! It's all that I could think of! Mon, 1 Jun 2015 17:09:26 EST Happy Birthday Oscar the Grouch Today is the birthday of Oscar the Grouch....please share thoughts and memories.... <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Mon, 1 Jun 2015 12:07:48 EST June Healthy Whole Grain...Sorghum June's Grain of the Month is Sorghum. <BR> Increased prevalence and diagnosis of celiac disease have led to strong growth in the gluten-free market, of which sorghum is a key component. While 40,000 to 60,000 Americans have been diagnosed as celiac, the federal government estimates there could be as many as 3 million undiagnosed. A gluten-free diet incorporating sorghum also has been adopted by many with autism, ADHD and irritable bowel syndrome, although research in this area is limited. <BR... Mon, 1 Jun 2015 11:38:45 EST A-Z if I could ride a bike somewhere.... In honor of National Bike to Work Week....where would you bike if you could? <BR> <BR> - A - Across a bridge <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Thu, 14 May 2015 12:38:01 EST workout buddy Anyone on the southwest side of town or belong to the springfield community centers? I am looking for a walking and/or workout buddy to help me get motivated. Fri, 8 May 2015 08:18:16 EST Message Removed Message Removed Fri, 1 May 2015 15:15:28 EST Game...Hidden Emoticon We play this on another team that I'm on and it is interesting to see what emoticon shows up. After you click on the "Reply" button, just click on the "Add an Emoticon" button and select any emoticon. Take note of the last number played and substitute the next number in the brackets. Click on "Post Message" and see what emoticon shows up. I'll start the first two! <BR> <BR> NOTE: Sometimes it won't be anything. Sometimes, it will be a surprise! Several of them won't be in Sparks emoticons. Thu, 30 Apr 2015 11:44:06 EST April whole grain= sprouted grains <img src=""> <BR> <BR> HEALTH BENEFITS OF SPROUTED WHOLE GRAINS <BR> Sprouting grains increases many of the grains' key nutrients, including B vitamins, vitamin C, folate, fiber, and essential amino acids often lacking in grains, such as lysine. Sprouted grains may also be less allergenic to those with grain protein sensitivities. <BR> <BR> The pace of research is quickening, with studies documenting a wide range of health benefits for... Sun, 19 Apr 2015 09:16:33 EST Discussions of the Awesome during April in Spfd New month! New weather! Where are our new friends? <em>220</em> Wed, 1 Apr 2015 12:18:11 EST A - Z uses for WATER March 20 is Water for a Sustainable World, 2015...the UN World Water Day <BR> This link takes you to information on assessment of how the World is doing with its Water. <BR> <BR> Of particular interest this year the UN is asking countries to break down provided information into gender specific content. This would include 'access to sanitation'and 'access to clean water' <BR> <BR> . <link><BR>es/environment/water/wwap/wwdr/2015-wa<BR>ter-for-a-sustainabl... Fri, 20 Mar 2015 12:31:02 EST Fable/Folktale week...I mportant to you? How? Fables and Folktales <BR> <link><BR>ales-and-fables-from-around-the-world/ </link> <BR> <BR> Myths, legends, fables and folktales are types of stories originally passed by word-of-mouth, but are now found in writing. They vary in their subject matter, from explaining the natural world and delivering life lessons, to exaggerated events and people grounded in history. What they have in common, though, is their durability as both forms of entertainment an... Sat, 14 Mar 2015 12:48:45 EST A - Z Words about telecomm nication Alexander Graham Bell's birthday falls this week...So National Telecommunication Appreciation week. <em>17</em> <BR> SO.. Words having to do with the modern methods of communication.... <BR> <BR> - A - Antenna <BR> Mon, 2 Mar 2015 11:54:46 EST Quinoa--Heart healthy grain for March HEALTH BENEFITS OF QUINOA <BR> Quinoa is known as an "ancient grain," but to most scientific researchers, it's a new kid on the block. While the existing research on quinoa pales next to well-studied grains like oats or barley, the pace of quinoa research is picking up, and presenting some intriguing preliminary data. <BR> <BR> Quinoa is a more nutritious option for gluten free diets. <BR> <BR> Quinoa may be useful in reducing the risk for diabetes. <BR> <BR> Quinoa helps you feel fuller l... Sun, 1 Mar 2015 16:03:26 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sat, 28 Feb 2015 20:54:33 EST 2015 Is going to be MY YEAR!!! This year is going to be the beginning of a great new chapter in my life. I am almost 40 and do NOT want to reach that milestone in my current condition. I have made a vow to myself no matter what it takes, I am going to be healthy for me. Sat, 7 Feb 2015 11:35:29 EST A-Z..February is Heart Health month. What are you? February is Heart Health month...wear RED, eat healthy, exercise and spread the word! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>h/31049020 </link> <BR> <BR> A - Z... What are you doing for YOUR heart this month? Mon, 2 Feb 2015 12:32:12 EST Springfielders Finding Their Fit in February February 1! Where did the last month go? I was happy to see my weight drop after overindulging in December during the holidays. <BR> <BR> Rainy today, I think...we have some family stuff today and then rest when we get home. <BR> <BR> Have a good day! Sun, 1 Feb 2015 06:21:38 EST February ..BARLEY is the whole grain to use February...BARLEY is the whole grain to use in February ... Healthy Heart Month <BR> Barley, like all whole grains, reduces blood pressure. <BR> <BR> Eating barley has been shown to lower LDL "bad" cholesterol and may help reduce the risk of heart disease. <BR> <BR> A flood of recent research indicates that barley's ability to control blood sugar may be exceptional, offering an important tool against rising rates of diabetes. <BR> <BR> Barley has more protein than corn, brown rice, millet,... Fri, 30 Jan 2015 13:56:59 EST 2015 New Members...check in here Many people join Spark in January....please check in here and tell us why you joined. <BR> Any Journey to Good Health will need support and encouragement along the way and we want to provide that. <BR> Joyce Tue, 6 Jan 2015 12:13:13 EST 2015 Spring Rally There is talk afoot of a 2015 Spring Rally....Here is a stand out place to post more thoughts. <BR> Joyce Tue, 6 Jan 2015 12:10:39 EST Winter soup....A-Z Doesn't a bowl of warm heart healthy soup sound good? Let's see what we can find A - Z <BR> <BR> - A - Acorn Squash soup Tue, 6 Jan 2015 12:06:13 EST I am back. I am new around here. I was involved with this team several years ago, but I am going to start this again. I am looking for new beginnings. I want to get me in order. Sun, 4 Jan 2015 02:44:41 EST Message Removed Message Removed Wed, 31 Dec 2014 22:10:59 EST January is 'Get a Balanced Life' month. So A-Z January is 'Get a Balanced Life' month. So A-Z.... What do do you want in your 'Balanced Life'? <BR> <BR> - A - Active activity each day...walk, shovel snow, clean house...etc <BR> Mon, 29 Dec 2014 13:47:49 EST 2015....New Year's goals,res olutions, please shar Please share your goals and resolutions for 2015....I need help with fine tuning mine and may steal from you! Mon, 29 Dec 2014 12:07:34 EST Workout Partner Does anyone go to Genesis South? I am hoping to find a workout partner. Sun, 21 Dec 2014 10:02:42 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sun, 30 Nov 2014 23:05:20 EST A - Z ... Things I am Thankful for less than 2 weeks until Thanksgiving Day...time to rev up the gratitude! <BR> <BR> - A - Antacids <em>2</em> Slept better the rest of the night! Sat, 15 Nov 2014 13:03:28 EST Hello Love this site,, So happy to know I'm not alone in this journey Tue, 11 Nov 2014 00:19:26 EST Any New 'Holiday Season' members? Howdy here The seasons change and I missed Autumn...ah well. Freeze is coming. <BR> <BR> Stop in and say Howdy if you are new to Spark Springfield! Mon, 10 Nov 2014 13:11:37 EST Healthy Fall Recipe Swap! Happy Fall Team!! <BR> <BR> I thought it might be fun to start a recipe swap for the upcoming holiday season. This time of year is my favorite when it comes to spending time in my kitchen. The smells of cinnamon, spices, pumpkin EVERYTHING always make me happy :-) Over the years, I have discovered recipes, as well as recreated some of my favorite comfort foods into healthier dishes that would still taste amazing, without sacrificing flavor. Let's help each other out and share some favori... Tue, 4 Nov 2014 05:46:07 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sat, 1 Nov 2014 11:20:02 EST Spark Springfield October Chat October 1! I know fall began a few days ago, but now it REALLY feels like fall is in the air, even though it was 90 yesterday afternoon. Have y'all seen the weather? Be careful the next few days! Wed, 1 Oct 2014 06:43:29 EST Does Complaining do any good? Discussion questions: When do you complain the most? Why do we complain? <BR> <BR> How do you feel when you complain? How do you feel when others around you C. <BR> <BR> What is accomplished when you complain? Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:17:19 EST Message Removed Message Removed Tue, 9 Sep 2014 10:09:10 EST Springfields Stepping Into September Hi, friends! <BR> <BR> <BR> Joyce, it is good you were able to help your sister, and it is good to be home as well. <em>220</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Elsie, I am glad the wedding went well. I always enjoy a trip to Applebee's. I hope it is okay that I started the September thread. <BR> <BR> <BR> Kira, hope the foot is feeling better. <BR> <BR> <BR> I do hope we get some rain today. DH and I have both looked at the radar and it seems we will. There is a possiblity that DB with be re... Mon, 1 Sep 2014 05:57:40 EST Redesigned Spark Team and Message Board pages This announcement showed up on the Team Leaders' page - <BR> <BR> ****************************************<BR>******************** <BR> <BR> Hello everyone! <BR> <BR> A few weeks ago we asked you to complete a survey about the widened/redesigned SparkTeam and Message Board pages. Based on your feedback, we have made changes that will be launching early next week. We’ve created a short video so that you can see what the pages will look like ahead of time (don’t panic- it’s nothing major).... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 21:13:56 EST A - Z ....Safe driving tips August 3-9 is <em>227</em> on Red awareness..... So, how about A - Z safe driving tips? <BR> <BR> - A - Always wear your seat belt <BR> Wed, 6 Aug 2014 12:11:15 EST Message Removed Message Removed Fri, 1 Aug 2014 15:55:34 EST Springfielders are Awesome in August August 1 and isn't this weather awesome! Love it! <BR> <BR> <BR> I spent a long time on carpet cleaning yesterday and got some sewing time in as well. I also planted a row of lettuce for the fall. <BR> <BR> <BR> Today? Just doing odds and ends. I like days like that! Fri, 1 Aug 2014 08:01:53 EST Missing in Action, medical problems I discovered one lump in my right breast while on vacation; then when I got home, I discovered a cluster of lumps on left breast. A little history on my breasts, I had the partial lumpectomy in my left breast; the surgeon removed the palpable part of a 21 cm benign tumor. On my right breast, I had a 18cm cyst aspirated. So I unable to do a good self examines anymore, but I am able to do some examination on the unscarred or non tumor portions of my breasts. These lumps are on virgin territ... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:51:38 EST Goals For Second Half of 2014 Have you/do you need to set goals for the year? Now that 2014 is half over, do you need to adjust your goals? Share here! Sat, 12 Jul 2014 07:42:47 EST Message Removed Message Removed Mon, 30 Jun 2014 20:50:43 EST Welcome to our new Summer members! Introduce yourselves here! Mon, 9 Jun 2014 12:04:33 EST A-Z 'My father.... Oh the Father's Day thoughts are sprouting. Let's tame them into an alphabet game. <BR> <BR> My Father...A...Never drank coffee because he didn't want to be ADDICTED <em>287</em> <BR> But, he drinks coke and hot chocolate....Shhh don't tell! Sun, 8 Jun 2014 22:50:01 EST June 14, Saturday is KIP KIP = Knit In Public.... WWKIP Is World Wide Knit In Public ... <BR> oh, they extended it to the whole week. <link> </link> <BR> <BR> WWKIP Day is unique, in that it’s the largest knitter run event in the world. <BR> Each local event is put together by a volunteer or a group of volunteers. <BR> <BR> WWKIP Day takes now takes place from the second Saturday to the third Sunday of June each year; making it a week long celebration of knitting and other fiber arts. <BR> <B... Sun, 1 Jun 2014 15:51:42 EST Positive Power of Humor & Creativity June 6-8...Positive Power of Humor and Creativity. <BR> So...visit this website and then leave a comment here! Try for 3 times during the month of June. <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <em>211</em> <em>104</em> <em>250</em> <em>224</em> Sun, 1 Jun 2014 14:38:33 EST June is Country Cooking Country cooking means something different to everyone. To some it simply means good recipes and homemade meals. Some associate it with cooking with what you have on hand and being frugal. Others feel country cooking relates to the foods and traditions of their homeland. Still others associate country cooking with memories of sitting round the family table. <BR> <BR> Check out the ideas: Country Cooking Month Family Participation Ideas <link><BR>month/ </... Sun, 1 Jun 2014 14:09:21 EST "I will..."s for JUNE 2014 Plans for the month of June??? perhaps the gardem? a vacation? a race? fitness change? Diet change? <BR> Write it down, commit to it and let's go! <em>381</em> Sun, 1 Jun 2014 13:31:39 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sat, 31 May 2014 20:45:37 EST Message Removed Message Removed Wed, 30 Apr 2014 23:55:25 EST #Bring Back Our Girls...Plz spread the word 230 girls between 12 & 17 were abducted from their boarding school in North East Nigeria (West Africa) on April 16th. <BR> 43 were able to break free of captors and return ... OVER 150 remain captured, enslaved, ?? <BR> <BR> <link> petition 1 s/over-200-girls-are-missi ng-in-nigeria-so-why-doesn -t-anybody-care-234girls </link> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 12:59:15 EST Spark Rally on May 10, 2014 <BR> Rally in Springfield <em>244</em> May 10 at Sequiota park <BR> <link><BR>mo-parks-trails/sequiota-park/ </link> <BR> meet to eat at 11:30, bring a sack lunch = talk and walk, <BR> or if your schedule doesn't allow that...Meet us at Firehouse Pottery about 1:30. <BR> . <link> </link> <BR> (If you have a smart phone check out the 'coupon' available) <BR> <BR> I am very excited about our plans <em>306</em> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 12:15:43 EST April 25 is 'Malaria awareness day' Show we care...even if we don't suffer from it. <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Don't let the mosquitoes bite! Thu, 24 Apr 2014 17:19:36 EST A-Z What would you ERASE? April 15th (tax day in USA) is also Eraser day..... so for the fun of it... <BR> <BR> A - Z What would you erase? <BR> <BR> - A - addictions Mon, 7 Apr 2014 12:11:28 EST Does anyone have the Spark Activity Tracker? I can't open my SPAT. Does anyone have one? I was thinking I could meet someone here in town that could physically show me how to open it. It's almost dead and I would like to change the battery. Sat, 5 Apr 2014 12:44:51 EST Hello Not new to Sparkpeople or Springfield, just finally getting off my butt to get this weight off! I am Samantha, 46 and just hit the point where I was ready to be the old me again! Better than ever!!! <BR> <BR> I live in SW Springfield (Chesterfield Village area) and work at a local grocery store. My husband is a truck driver but coming home to work locally! YEAH!!! <BR> <BR> Love to find a workout buddy and friends with same interest (losing weight for good)!!! Thu, 3 Apr 2014 07:50:41 EST Message Removed Message Removed Tue, 1 Apr 2014 13:06:23 EST Message Removed Message Removed Mon, 24 Mar 2014 21:46:52 EST World Water Day ... A to Z March 22 is World Water Day....Appreciate your water. <BR> <BR> And make a game of it! I use water for: - A - Afternoon lemonade <em>274</em> Sat, 22 Mar 2014 12:43:04 EST 2nd quarter 2014 <BR> Back in January, Tammy set us up with a 'goal for 2014' discussion thread. <BR> <BR> Now it is time to Evaluate...and improveour goals. Also provides for new members to join the discussion! Sat, 15 Mar 2014 13:11:13 EST Share a Story...Shape a Future This awareness week seems to be focusing on literacy <link><BR>/ </link> <BR> Here is a more colorful Link: <link> </link> <BR> <BR> When did you last 'Share a Story?' Sat, 1 Mar 2014 10:33:04 EST Two good things from February Mentally review February and find 2 good things you can share with us! <em>345</em> Sat, 1 Mar 2014 10:13:36 EST Springfielders Moving in March Hi, friends! The day before the storm, so to speak... <BR> <BR> It seems as if we are "less ice" more sleet/snow in the forecast now, and whereas the watch began at 4 p.m., the warning begins at 6 p.m. today...I am hopeful there will be very little...none would be great! <BR> <BR> We have the baby shower for my niece today, and then we are going to Branson to meet friends in midafternoon. We are looking forward to that. <BR> <BR> Have a very good day! Sat, 1 Mar 2014 07:26:18 EST Int'al Tongue Twister Day Who would have imagined there is an International Tongue Twister Day??? <BR> <BR> Check out my link and make yourself (and your family) laugh. <BR> <link><BR>html </link> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 13:08:53 EST A-Z "I need a battery for.... In honor of the birthday of Alessandro Volta who invented the battery....Feb 18, 1745. <BR> <BR> I need a battery for ..... -A- action figure belonging to my Grandson Sun, 16 Feb 2014 18:33:18 EST Welcome to Spring and new members! I heard the weather forecaster say 55 degrees .... that is good enough for me! <BR> Putting up the "Spring" welcome thread <em>376</em> <em>334</em> Sat, 15 Feb 2014 12:54:55 EST A new Beginning I am 37 and been through a lot in my life, like most people. I want to lose 150 lbs. I was in the military and got hurt very badly. I got a head injury and hurt my back. I gained 100 lbs after getting out in one year and steadily gained some more since then. My eating habits were bad and mostly I was eating just trying to feel better. Now I got diagnosed with having type 2 diabetes and that has really motivated me. It is not bad and the doctor thinks it will be like pregnant women who get ges... Fri, 14 Feb 2014 13:58:02 EST Motivation and Rewards I am making a rewards poster to put on my bedroom door. Things like after 20 lbs get a massage. Does anyone have some good rewards that keep you motivated? I'm also going to put two ribbons on my wall with tiny clothes pins on them. One for pounds to lose and the other pounds lost. I'll move the pins from one to the other to show what I'm losing. The hardest part is always to keep going so I am trying to find little ways to show myself every day what I'm doing and keep myself excited. Three p... Sun, 9 Feb 2014 20:52:01 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sat, 1 Feb 2014 00:24:20 EST Huddle 20 days in February.... Have you been on a team that REALLY uses their huddle?? check out this link <link><BR>uddle.asp </link> <BR> Spark Springfield could DO THIS! We have enough members.... <em>381</em> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 13:12:02 EST Springfield Young Adults and College Students I was wondering how many people in my age group are using this site and from the area. It would help me to stay motivated to know other people going through the same situations and trying to meet similar goals. Sat, 25 Jan 2014 18:32:34 EST new to this group! I'm Julie from Springfield, MO, and am new to this group. Working on getting healthy and fit. Leaving for the gym now! Mon, 20 Jan 2014 09:57:07 EST Foot Pursuit - Are you a cop or a robber? Benefit Run for Springfield, MO Charities: <em>364</em> <BR> March 15th, 2014 at 9 AM <BR> Race Day Registration: 3/15/14 7-8:45 AM <BR> Location: 2nd Baptist Church, 3111 E Battlefield <BR> Distance: 8k run or 5 k walk/run <BR> Entry fee: Early Entry $20, Gate: $25, Family $45 <BR> Pick up packets at Ridge Runners noon to 6 pm, 3057 St Fremont, Springfield, MO 65804 <BR> <BR> <BR> Sponsored by Springfield Police Officers Association <BR> Make checks payable to t... Sun, 19 Jan 2014 15:03:37 EST Hi Spark Springfield from Fair Grove My name is Nina and I live in Fair Grove, but shop and meet friends in Springfield. I'm happy to be here, and joined your exercise challenge. Fri, 17 Jan 2014 22:33:14 EST Ready for Change!! Hi! I have started my weight loss journey several times over the last almost five years. Something always comes up that gets me off track. I have decided that this is my year to make big changes in my life. I have to start eating healthier and working out. I am starting to notice the effects that being overweight is having on my body. I have been successful in losing weight before but unfortunately gained it all back and then some. I hope that by joining this group I can find the suppor... Tue, 14 Jan 2014 22:17:50 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sun, 12 Jan 2014 23:07:26 EST Color Me Rad Run Hi All! <BR> <BR> I wasn't sure if any of you were in to noncompetitive 5K's, but this is one I'm doing in April. It really is a TON of fun. You can walk, run, skip… Whatever your little heart desires :-) Registration is open right now, and it is HALF the price it will be as race day draws closer! I'm starting on the 9:45 wave, just in case anyone wants to join me! Here's the link: <BR> <BR><BR>246&t=Springfield,_MO <BR> Sat, 11 Jan 2014 22:47:44 EST Revised Team Goals ? Looks to me like the TEAM goals have been revised...... <em>244</em> <BR> Check them out! Thu, 9 Jan 2014 11:52:32 EST National Clean Off Your Desk Day: 13 (2nd Monday) Who will accept my challenge? By nightfall of the 2nd Monday in January....clean off your desk <BR> <BR> (I don't actually have a desk) but I have a section of the kitchen table which gets the 'desk' clutter. <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> Wed, 8 Jan 2014 12:47:55 EST Houseplant Appreciation Day:..1-10-2014 The holidays are over. The decorations have been put away for another year. The house looks a little plain, a little drab. In the greyishness of January, your eye catches something in the corner of the room. Why, it's a houseplant! Funny, but with all of the holiday hubabuloo, you've all but forgotten your houseplants. <BR> <BR> Today is THE day to get back to tending to, and loving your houseplants. And, it's also a day to appreciate just how special and important they are. They are therape... Wed, 8 Jan 2014 12:34:57 EST Hi all! Hello everyone! I'm on a mission to reach my goal weight by January 2015! Last year I committed myself to a healthy lifestyle and I managed to lose 41 lbs. I have a little under 100 lbs left and with dedication, hard work and a little sweat I know I can reach it! Wishing everyone the best of luck with their weight loss goals this year! Mon, 6 Jan 2014 12:02:52 EST PLAN FOR 2014 What is your plan for 2014 as continue on this fitness journey? Are you jumpstarting the scale by watching more carefully what you eat, or perhaps getting back to tracking? Do you plan to do a marathon, a 5K, walk most days, begin a new exercise? Do you plan to meet any Sparkfriends in 2014? <BR> <BR> <BR> Share with us what you plan to do to assure your success. We learn from each other! <BR> <BR> <BR> Tammy Thu, 2 Jan 2014 10:44:19 EST We're #8 Yeah Springfield! 1) Follow this link <link><BR>derboard.asp?im=12&iy=2013&io=3 </link> <BR> <BR> 2) Find Springfield, MO listed as #8 in the USA National city to city challenge <BR> <BR> 3) Pick your chin up off the floor........ <em>104</em> Springfield!! <em>386</em> Wed, 1 Jan 2014 13:01:42 EST Message Removed Message Removed Wed, 1 Jan 2014 12:48:47 EST January 2014 member WELCOME!! It is time to undo the Holidays <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> Research shows that Sparks who have friends on the site have better results. <em>220</em> <BR> <BR> Sooo..... <em>431</em> come post on our discussion boards and make some friends. <BR> Joyce with Spark Spfd Tue, 31 Dec 2013 12:11:12 EST National Regifting Day <BR> the third Thursday in December as National Regifting Day. 12/19/2013 <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> They say regifting is popular for at work events....Hmmm. yes! Mon, 16 Dec 2013 21:24:18 EST What gift are you most excited about giving 2013? Some gifts take longer to find <em>407</em> <BR> <BR> Some gifts take longer to make.. <em>471</em> <em>541</em> <BR> <BR> Some gifts take longer to wrap... <em>389</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> So What has got your time and talents this year??? Share, share <em>224</em> <BR> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 21:12:25 EST Message Removed Message Removed Mon, 2 Dec 2013 11:58:36 EST Dec 4 is Cookie Day... Really, Cookie Monster? We need a day to celebrate cookies?? <BR> I have owned some impressive cookie cutters...and there is a Cookie Cutter museum right close by in Joplin, MO <em>495</em> <link> </link> Sun, 1 Dec 2013 17:23:26 EST Top Three things to do before Christmas... I do better if I am organized, make lists, make myself accountable....Soooo here is a place to do that. <BR> First three things toward Christmas preparation that you need to do. Then come on back and add the next. <em>334</em> <BR> Sat, 30 Nov 2013 12:57:16 EST Game....change one of the two words you see Change one of the two words you see...... <BR> <BR> Thanksgiving Turkey <em>426</em> <em>428</em> Sat, 30 Nov 2013 12:53:10 EST Changes in Nutrition Tracker This was posted by Coach Tanya about the changes on the nutrition page that happened today: <BR> <BR> ****************************************<BR>**************************************<BR>******************* <BR> <BR> This morning we launched a slightly redesigned version of the nutrition tracker. The changes entail: <BR> <BR> 1) An overall visual redesign. We simplified the colors, and a few other things. The goal was to better match the redesigns recently launched on pages like our hom... Fri, 22 Nov 2013 11:57:51 EST Count down on Maintain, Don't Gain 50 days. Today, I have done my strength training exercises. How about you? Tue, 19 Nov 2013 13:21:44 EST Challenge- -Maintain, Don't Gain Anyone willing to post their weight today and again January 10, 2014???? <BR> Can you keep it within 3 lb?? <em>192</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 13:17:04 EST Holidays are upon us.....M aintain, Don't Gain! It is that time of year...good things in stores (if you buy it then at home as well) at work <BR> Parties and Dinners....Three major Holidays.... <BR> <BR> Share what you do to maintain your health during all this festive energy.... <BR> <BR> Joyce: I will make a challenge thread for this and perhaps a game thread Tue, 19 Nov 2013 13:11:50 EST Hold On To Your Hats!! WE ARE NUMBER 8 EIGHT yes 8 .... in fitness minutes in the NATION! <BR> Check out this link <link><BR>derboard.asp?im=11&iy=2013&io=3 </link> <BR> City to City Leaderboard....then play with the column headings....our fitness minutes X our "Population Multiplier" shows we are one of the healthiest cities in the NATION. <BR> <BR> I posted this on a discussion thread for SparkPeople Team Leaders...we should be receiving some challenges soon <em>40</e... Thu, 14 Nov 2013 12:28:15 EST I've lost 85 pounds this year already! My name is Terri and I live in Springfield, Mo. Since February I've lost 85 pounds while on doctor prescribed phentermine. Now i'm needing to try to lose the remainder of the weight without the medication (about 50 more pounds to lose) and i'd like to talk to people and get their take on how they lose weight! Tue, 12 Nov 2013 11:45:39 EST So where are these "Leaderboards"? I spin for this team every day...where are the leaderboards?? I would like to check that out. Mon, 4 Nov 2013 12:27:29 EST Is a story trapped inside you? NaNoWriMo <BR> <BR> National Novel Writing Month is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to novel writing. Participants begin writing on November 1. The goal is to write a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 on November 30. <BR> <BR> Anyone have a story waiting inside them ... ready for release?? <em>203</em> <BR> <link> </link> Sat, 2 Nov 2013 11:24:59 EST Message Removed Message Removed Fri, 1 Nov 2013 17:29:12 EST Welcome New Members for the Fall to NewYear Season We seem to have a flood of new members <em>235</em> <em>229</em> to all of you. <BR> Please feel free to introduce yourselves .... ask questions.... Thu, 24 Oct 2013 13:58:33 EST Tricks to avoid the CANDY ? The Candy is everywhere <em>40</em> <em>421</em> How are you avoiding it?? <BR> Putting limits on or just any hint for us all to learn from! Thu, 24 Oct 2013 13:55:37 EST Meet and Volunteer Volunteers with and without sewing experience are needed to make heart-shaped pillows for cardiac patients following open heart surgery, and eye pillows to help patients relax. No registration is required - just come anytime during the day. <BR> <BR> Details: <BR> Wednesday, Oct. 16, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. <BR> Fountain Plaza Room, Cox North <BR> Park on the Jefferson Street side and use the entrance marked Cox College. <BR> <BR> I will arrive about 10:30 until 2pm....Joyce Mon, 14 Oct 2013 18:46:48 EST Joggin Buddies I haven't lived in Springfield very long and don't really have any friends. I don't work outside of the house so I haven't met anyone from working yet. I work at home so its not like I get to meet people at work, lol. I just think it would be awesome to be able to have a friend to go jogging/walking with from time to time....any takers? Sat, 12 Oct 2013 22:51:27 EST Stories of your Teddy Bear? Take Your Teddy Bear to Work Day is October 11..... <em>174</em> <BR> If several in your work place will do this, it could be a lot of fun. <BR> For this site, share a comment or story about a favorite Teddy Bear... <BR> <BR> So many choices from my life!! One year our family was in Omaha, NE near Christmas. The local newspaper was giving a large (32inch) stuffed dog "Cuddly Duddly" with the purchase of 6 months of the paper. We all watched for the TV ads "Oh Look" and on Christmas mo... Sat, 5 Oct 2013 12:00:23 EST Message Removed Message Removed Wed, 2 Oct 2013 23:07:45 EST Fall2013 Plans Anything fun you have planned for this fall? <BR> <BR> <BR> DH and I are going to Bennett Spring State Park during my fall break in early October. I love to walk at the park, and the fall is so very nice as the colors turn. Wed, 25 Sep 2013 12:55:01 EST What do You appreciate from your ancestors? *Ancestor Appreciation Day is September 27th. Have you searched your ancestry? So you have any fun stories to share? <BR> <BR> Joyce: During the civil war my Gr Gr Grandmother Suzannah was running a farm in the Ozarks with a retarded teen-age girl, several other daughters and a 5 year old man around. <BR> late one winter evening, she was bringing the cows in for milking and swatted the last one in the line, "Get along missy. We are late....oh my...." The 'cow' turned and growled at... Sat, 21 Sep 2013 13:28:16 EST Did you join the HUDDLE today?... emoticons <em>248</em> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 13:33:04 EST Prepare now...Talk Like a Pirate day Sept 19 We aren't for one minute suggesting that real, honest-to-God pirates were in any way, shape or form worth emulating. <BR> So what is it exactly that we're celebrating here, if not pirates? What, you're wondering, is the point? <BR> <BR> simply because it's fun. <em>221</em> <BR> Kids of all ages enjoy this so start preparing now and have a great TLP Day <link> </link> Sat, 14 Sep 2013 11:28:26 EST To help clean or organize my home...A to Z Things you use, have or want to help you organize or clean your space <BR> Done in A to Z order...this could be a mental challenge! <BR> <BR> - A - Ant traps <em>40</em> Thu, 5 Sep 2013 11:37:23 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sun, 1 Sep 2013 17:56:32 EST WooHoo Completed my 5K "Illuminate the Darkness" For Suicide Awareness....completed the 5K "Illuminate the Darkness" <em>3</em> <BR> <BR> The award ribbons said "Ask one question...Save a life" <BR> and what question would that be?? <BR> <BR> "Are you thinking of hurting (killing) yourself?" Do not be afraid to ask... Sat, 24 Aug 2013 01:15:38 EST World Elephant Day...8/11. Why do you like them? Not sure what we are supposed to DO for World Elephant Day. Here is a link: <BR> <link> </link> <BR> The elephant is loved, revered and respected by people and cultures around the world, yet we balance on the brink of seeing the last of this magnificent creature. <BR> <BR> I like elephants because: ? please share some thoughts here. <BR> <BR> Joyce: Remind me of the times I saw them wild in Nigeria as a child Sun, 11 Aug 2013 15:26:49 EST When did you last fly in an airplane? *National Aviation Week: 15-21 (Always week of Orville Wright's Birthday on 19th) <BR> <BR> So...share some airplane stories (whether the last or not) <em>211</em> Sun, 11 Aug 2013 15:19:24 EST Message Removed Message Removed Thu, 1 Aug 2013 16:28:02 EST Ahhh August is upon us! What plans do I have for August?? <em>38</em> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 12:11:03 EST National Simplify you Life Week First Week in August is "National Simplify your Life Week" <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> Share several things YOU are thinking of doing that would simplify your life..... <BR> I will have to think before I can add mine! <BR> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 12:09:08 EST New to this group :) Hello Fellow Springfieldians, <BR> I'm really excited that there is a team Springfield, MO on here. I'd love to make some local friends on here and utilize the support that's offered here. Spark People is a wonderful site and I get a lot out of it. I'm learning new things all the time. <BR> A little about me, I'm 31 years old, married, no children as of yet. We have 2 Italian Greyhounds and they keep us quite entertained. I've struggled with my weight ever since I got married 7 years ago. It... Mon, 22 Jul 2013 11:09:34 EST Mosquito Day ...Tuesday I am not sure we want to 'celebrate' Mosquito Day.... <BR> <BR> From Wikipedia: mosquitoes are estimated to transmit various types of disease to more than 700 million people annually. These include yellow fever, dengue fever, West Nile virus, MALARIA, Eastern equine encephalitis, lymphatic filariasis.... <BR> At least two million people annually die of these diseases, <BR> <BR> So what should we do for "Mosquito Day"??? Sun, 21 Jul 2013 23:41:02 EST Visit an Independent Retailer Between now and July 27....Report here on how many Independent Retailers you visit and support. Sun, 14 Jul 2013 12:39:35 EST FITNESS OPPORTUNITIES for the last part of 2013 My sister texted me about the Nixa Azalea Run which will be held in September. She checked and walkers are encouraged to attend as well. <BR> <BR> Here is a link: <link><BR>rathon/ </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> I also have come across another event, that is close to my heart because I was a single parent for 6 years. This event helps to fund a Single Moms ministry which I heard about a few years ago in its beginning stages. You will note that several ... Sun, 7 Jul 2013 17:18:41 EST This Team is Awesome! At the end of ONE week into July......10,941 Spark points <BR> <BR> But even more noteworthy we have a higher # of Fitness minutes 13,054 <BR> <em>283</em> <em>232</em> <em>283</em> <BR> What team does that??? We are <em>345</em> <BR> <BR> Track your fitness minutes <em>244</em> Sun, 7 Jul 2013 15:32:47 EST July Goals....share please What are your goals for July?? Sun, 7 Jul 2013 10:15:05 EST July 11 is Cheer up the Lonely Day July 11 is a designated day to 'cheer up the lonely'. <em>39</em> <BR> 1) make a list of people you think might be lonely <BR> 2) mail cards by the 9th <BR> 3) make phone calls and visits on the 10th & 11 <BR> <BR> 4) Report back here and let us all share in your results! <em>220</em> Sun, 7 Jul 2013 10:06:41 EST Hi, everyone! Hi! I'm Chelsea, a 25 year old graduate student and young professional. I'm looking to drop about 10 pounds and get healthier in general. Let's do this! Sat, 6 Jul 2013 08:37:20 EST Message Removed Message Removed Mon, 1 Jul 2013 17:26:31 EST Safety over July 4th What are you doing to be safe over the next 8 days?? Sun, 30 Jun 2013 16:22:01 EST Chocolate Day coming July 7th Beyond the July 4th celebrations....on July 7th is "CHOCOLATE DAY" <BR> Gonna have to prepare for this! <em>493</em> <em>261</em> <em>495</em> <em>475</em> <em>334</em> Sun, 30 Jun 2013 16:12:43 EST Duct Tape Festival ...leads into Father's Day The tenth annual Avon Heritage Duct Tape Festival will kick off on June 14, 2013, just in time to celebrate Father's Day. <link> </link> <BR> This three-day event celebrates duct tape, its enthusiasts and its wacky and fun uses. The festival also honors the history and heritage of the city that is proclaimed the “Duct Tape Capital” of the world—Avon, Ohio—the home of Duck Tape® brand duct tape. <BR> <BR> From sculptures and fashion to games and a parade, everyth... Wed, 12 Jun 2013 10:04:50 EST Week June 1-8 is National Tire Safety OK Springfield <em>40</em> when did you last check your tire pressure??? <BR> <BR> This is a safety thing. Advise from RMA (Rubber Manufacturers Association) <BR> 1) Check tire pressure every month <BR> 2) Check when they are cold before you have driven on them <BR> 3) Look for a label on the inside of the door for the correct number to match to your reading. <BR> Sat, 1 Jun 2013 12:08:53 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sat, 1 Jun 2013 10:04:52 EST June will be full of Jewels... What 'Jewels' will you polish and use during the next 30 days?? Thu, 30 May 2013 16:07:22 EST Checked your blood pressure recently?? *World Hypertension Day: 17 <link><BR>s/Home.aspx </link> <BR> <BR> promoting the exchange of information, and offering internationally applicable methods and programs for hypertension control. WHL (World Hypertension League) is in official relations with the World Health Organization (WHO). <BR> <BR> So, check your blood pressure and encourage others to do the same! Wed, 15 May 2013 12:24:10 EST Turn Beauty Inside Out...May 15th Promote healthy body image ...We invite people everywhere to celebrate Inner Beauty with us–the beauty of conviction, caring and action. <BR> TBIO is a counterbalance to the damaging and unhealthy messages about beauty that bombard us in media, film, advertising and music every day. <BR> <BR> What damaging message have you noted this week?? Have you been aware of a message that we want to hear about? <BR> I think we need to contact and encourage any advertisers using positive messages. <BR... Tue, 14 May 2013 11:22:33 EST Hey, I'm Cassondra! :) I'm a young, energetic, and fun girl, who is ready to lose unwanted weight!! I live in Southwest Missouri, and loving it. Tue, 7 May 2013 16:53:54 EST Wear Orange.. Melanoma Monday As a way to raise awareness of melanoma and other types of skin cancer, and to encourage early detection through self-exams, the American Academy of Dermatology designates the first Monday in May as Melanoma Monday®. <BR> <BR> Help us paint the nation orange by wearing orange on Monday, May 6 — Melanoma Monday®. <BR> <BR> Share your SPOT Orange™ on Melanoma Monday® photos with us. <BR> <link><BR>-do/me lanoma-monday/melanoma-monday#.UYWNCqL P0s6 </lin... Mon, 6 May 2013 11:29:36 EST What Are You Doing For Yourself Today? It has taken me a very long time to get into the mindset that if I don't take care of myself, I can't take care of anyone else. <BR> <BR> So what did I do for myself today? I made it a point to walk 10 minutes this morning prior to my workday beginning. It likely won't be all the fitness that I do today, but that 10 minutes just helps my mindset for the whole day; I make better choices on nutrition, get more done on my "To Do" list, etc. <BR> <BR> Tell us what you are doing for YOURSELF... Mon, 6 May 2013 09:44:51 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sat, 4 May 2013 10:30:20 EST I MAY try new about you? Ready for something new? Let's do it! <BR> <BR> So May's challenge is to do four new things, or at least things you haven't done in ages. <BR> <BR> We'll think in terms of four "weeks" - May 1-7, May 8-14, May 15-21, May 22-end of month. Each block of time, do something - anything - to expand your horizons. Truly anything. Something physical, <em>358</em> like a hike. Something nutritional, <em>368</em> like trying a new seasonal food. Something spiritual, <em>335</em> like ret... Tue, 30 Apr 2013 11:42:09 EST Volunteer Recognition Day This is a great time to talk about Volunteers.....most of those who died in the Texas explosion were the volunteer fire fighters and the EMTs. <BR> In Boston, we have also seen great outpouring of volunteer efforts. <BR> <BR> Celebrate this "Volunteer Recognition Day by: <BR> 1) Thanking volunteers for their work <BR> 2) Getting involved yourself in a volunteer activity. <BR> 3) Donating to a volunteer group <BR> 4) Tell us of YOUR volunteer efforts or how you celebrated this Recognition in ... Sat, 20 Apr 2013 10:44:09 EST National Stress Awareness Day April 16th...the day after TAXES are due...National Stress Awareness Day!! <em>198</em> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <link><BR>tml </link> <BR> <BR> These two links provide user friendly quiz and information on stress <em>334</em> Sun, 14 Apr 2013 09:51:09 EST May 4th NAMI...yes, another 5K National Alliance on Mental Illness <BR> <link><BR>eID=200 </link> <BR> SW Missouri chapter is having a fund raising walk on May 4th....I am looking at it Sat, 13 Apr 2013 15:09:16 EST A - Z Something you do or see in SPRING Spring is a favorite time of year for many... but let's try it in alphabetical order! <BR> <BR> <BR> - A - Acrylic oil paints...I was just at the art museum and saw many acrylic oil paintings with beautiful spring flowers <em>268</em> <em>214</em> Sun, 7 Apr 2013 19:04:51 EST Siblings Day April 10th You can celebrate by sending your siblings a card, gift, or phone call; making a dinner invitation; performing a good deed, favor, errand or chore; (just 3 days from now!) <BR> and in cases of deceased siblings, consciously holding them in our memory. <BR> <BR> I would like to raise a Question to share....In what way are you a different person because you were a sibling? <BR> If you are NOT a sibling...How would you be different if you had had a sibling? <BR> Sun, 7 Apr 2013 18:21:28 EST Favorite Places to Exercise in the SPRING! Where do you exercise and what do you like to look forward to in the spring?? <BR> <BR> For several years I went mushroom hunting <em>485</em> with my Dad....he is 86 now and not steady enough for this type of outing any more....looking for the right kind of weather so perhaps I can take a grandchild and pass on the tradition. <BR> Thu, 4 Apr 2013 12:53:39 EST Message Removed Message Removed Mon, 1 Apr 2013 11:18:49 EST Positive Self Talk...Make a daily statement Can you do this for 30 days? Make a daily Positive statement about yourself?? <BR> It might change your life! <BR> <BR> I can do this! <em>43</em> Thu, 14 Mar 2013 11:43:14 EST I like my tools. A - Z This was labeled "March 11, Worship of Tools Day" <BR> <BR> Now I know, we Worship only God in the form of our Trinity..... but I do so appreciate my tools. <BR> <BR> <BR> - A - Air compressor (isn't that the thing which fills my low tires? and why are they low so often?) <BR> <BR> Get help from Hubby or Google....I think we can do this! A-Z list of tools <BR> Mon, 11 Mar 2013 12:28:08 EST World Water Day....March 22 United Nations sponsors World Water Day....Water Cooperation is the theme 2013 as so many nations (states here in the USA) have rivers as borders.... <BR> <BR> Say a word of Thanks as you turn on a faucet and receive running hot water. <BR> Please put an emoticon here as you do this daily until the 22nd <BR> <BR> <em>91</em> <em>274</em> <em>271</em> <em>262</em> <em>175</em> <em>340</em> <BR> <link><BR>13/home/en/ </link> Mon, 11 Mar 2013 12:08:56 EST World Kidney Day 2013 It is March 14th Do you have Chronic Kidney Disease? You are at risk after 5 years of being diabetic. Here is a quiz to take. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>uiz.cfm </link> <BR> Did you do some follow up research?? What did you learn? Sun, 3 Mar 2013 18:53:30 EST Message Removed Message Removed Fri, 1 Mar 2013 14:17:55 EST Tell a Fairy Tale Day...Feb 26 Couple Days out so we can think about it.... <BR> Are the ones you tell, the favorites when you were a child? <BR> <BR> Do today's kids even know the Fairy Tales? or perhaps only through Disney's eyes.... <BR> any related comments Sat, 23 Feb 2013 22:35:46 EST Change one of two words (association game) You will find two words...Change ONE of them! <BR> <BR> An example: Tree Limb.......broken limb....broken washer ....... <BR> <BR> Begin with Dish Washer! Tue, 12 Feb 2013 12:50:18 EST March 23...Pitter Pat 5K or one mile fun run This is 6 weeks out...time to train and prepare mentally. How many of you have already run a 5K?? <BR> Is it time to do another? <BR> Let us know...we have 2 firm commitments so far. <BR> Joyce Fri, 8 Feb 2013 12:54:24 EST Let's Gather for a Mile walk...P itterPat 3-23-13 Pitter Pat 5K/10K/Mile <BR> O'Reilly Center/Drury Campus/Springfield, MO <BR> <BR> You only have to walk ONE mile....or you can sign up for the 5K or the 10K. <BR> <BR> This race benefits 'Junior League of Springfield'. Their FOCUS is Prevention of Child Abuse & Neglect in SW MO. Specifically they run isabel's house...crisis nursery where children can go 24/7 to escape family violence or other crisis situations. <BR> Link so you can check it out: <link> Mon, 4 Feb 2013 17:32:30 EST February 5th is "Disaster Day"... Most of us probably lived here in 2007 for the "Big Ice Storm" and went without electricity for a period of time. What are we doing now to provide for our families in case of a 'disaster'? <BR> <BR> Do you practice "Disaster Drills" (my employer does and it is irritating...but good)? <BR> I will do some research and come back and "add a link" or two with disaster input... Sun, 3 Feb 2013 00:27:23 EST Message Removed Message Removed Fri, 1 Feb 2013 20:32:40 EST Color White....a associated with______ <em>444</em> <em>425</em> WHITE is a color I relate to January... <BR> What else does WHITE do for you and what feelings are connected to White?? <BR> Sun, 27 Jan 2013 16:12:59 EST January 29 is national PUZZLE DAY What type of PUZZLES do you like and when do you play?? <BR> <BR> I like SODOKU it fits in my purse and I can pull it out when waiting for a doctor, and at bed time when turning off my mind for bed....focus on numbers, forget anything stressful, relax... <BR> Sun, 27 Jan 2013 00:31:17 EST Thurs Jan 24th is Natn'l Compliment Day Thursday, January 24th is Compliment Day. <BR> Plan ahead for this a great opportunity to say something positive about the people you come into contact with. Everyone has good attributes. ...that's right....... everyone. <BR> Never heard of it??? This day was created in 1998 by Kathy Chamberlin, of Hopkinton, NH. and Debby Hoffman, of Concord, NH. <BR> <BR> How many compliments should you give out today? The common suggestion is five compliments. Yes, they should be to five different people.... Sun, 20 Jan 2013 09:14:40 EST Had a good day I went out to eat with family. Had a little more than I should have but all in all didn't do too bad. <BR> I'm not sure if I can post this or not but does anyone need a part time job? It is at Maranatha Village in Activities. Someone is needed to fill the position. Could eventually lead to a full time position. If this is of interest to you call 833-0016 and ask for Janice Pratt. 9-3 Mon. thru Fri. Sat, 19 Jan 2013 22:19:11 EST Hello again! I used sparkpeople a few years ago and lost 25 pounds. I have since gained it back (boo!) and I'm ready to get back in shape! I live in Nixa and would love to find people to walk/jog with in the near future. Any other activities such as volleyball, softball, etc. would be awesome too! Sun, 13 Jan 2013 14:51:51 EST new :) Hi i'm Brittany. I just started SP. I am getting married in may and just recently found out I have a thyroid gouiter. I have gained 40 lbs and my dress is on the verge of not fitting! I need to lead a heathier lifestyle. Being only 20 I have health problems I shouldnt have to face at this age. I work at the hospital here in springfield and go to school full time so my time gets crunched. I would love to get a work out buddy! I need a little boost on the motivation part and I would like to he... Sun, 13 Jan 2013 00:26:46 EST National Pharmacist Day...Do you know yours? Pharmacist Day Quiz: What was the first name of Mr. Gower, the pharmacist in the movie "It's a Wonderful Life"? See answer below. <BR> <BR> On a more serious note...Do you know the name of your Pharmacist? Do you even have ONE pharmacist? It is important to have only one Pharmacy so that medication interactions can be monitored. <BR> <BR> <BR> National Pharmacist Day When : Always January 12th <BR> <BR> National Pharmacist Day is honors pharmacists, and recognizes their important role in ... Sat, 12 Jan 2013 12:00:34 EST January is National SOUP MONTH January is National SOUP MONTH. Certainly I am making lots of soup. <BR> <BR> Let's try naming some soups...A - Z...add other SOUP comments as you go! <BR> <BR> <BR> Avocado Cream Soup <BR> Sat, 12 Jan 2013 11:58:49 EST A to Z Words that end in "ING" Just for fun. Lets go A to Z using words ending with "ing" <BR> <BR> <em>58</em> There may be some brain challenges to this! Thu, 10 Jan 2013 13:33:02 EST my Name is Stephanie I'm having a hard time to get motivated due to many reasons. firts one is Finace , My husband and i do't make alot of money and we get paid every 2 weeks which gives us about $200.00 for food for all 3 of us. i wan't to lose weight so we can have another baby and to be healthy , but my husband is Very Skinny and can eat what ever he wants. thats my other issue.. im just having a hard time with getting started. Mon, 7 Jan 2013 21:30:18 EST Message Removed Message Removed Tue, 1 Jan 2013 23:08:43 EST Use the last letter to make a new word When you see a word, use the last letter of that word to start the next word. Write the first word that comes to mind. This could be interesting since we are all so different. Have fun! If you find an emoticon that goes with your word, put it on too. <BR> <BR> NewYear <em>411</em> Tue, 1 Jan 2013 12:32:32 EST Jump into January Start with an emoticon and comment on your day! <BR> This is open discussion! Tue, 1 Jan 2013 12:08:51 EST SparkPeople Bumper Sticker Hi today I was coming out of Target after purchasing the new Total Body Sculpting DVD, and saw a Volvo with a SparkPeople Bumper Sticker that said have you Sparked today. That was so neat I have not seen a bumper sticker before. <BR> <BR> Just wanted to say hi and wish everyone a happy New Year and New You !!!! Sat, 29 Dec 2012 20:34:44 EST 2013...Think about it What do I want most, in 2013 for: <BR> 1) my health <BR> 2) myself <BR> 3) my significant other <BR> 4)_________ <BR> <BR> You know that 'those who fail to plan, plan to fail' Wed, 26 Dec 2012 11:43:08 EST need a work out buddy Does anyone belong or want to become a member of the new 10 Fitness center on Glenstone in the Glen Isle (sp?) Center? I'd love to find a buddy, male or female, looking to do free weights, they have Zumba and Pilates too. Please let me know! Wed, 26 Dec 2012 10:08:08 EST A - Z Name a Christmas Song... Can we do it?? stretch your a Christmas Song from A to Z <BR> <BR> - A - All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth Wed, 12 Dec 2012 10:18:40 EST Today, what are you enjoying Season of Year? Today, what are you enjoying about this Season of the Year?? <BR> <BR> I spent yesterday with <em>445</em> at a Salvation Army kettle <em>30</em> Sat, 1 Dec 2012 15:49:58 EST Anyone need stress reduction? SparkPeople have a free 60 days at meQuilbrium <BR> Allow 45 minutes to take their self 'test' and then they offer a personalized program.... I think it will take 10 minutes a day and be beneficial. <BR> <BR> Let me know if you do this....perhaps we can share results ? <link> </link> Sat, 1 Dec 2012 15:46:37 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sat, 1 Dec 2012 15:00:44 EST Message Removed Message Removed Mon, 26 Nov 2012 09:36:59 EST Maintain: Don't Gain. Goes until January 7,2013 Scariest thing the day after Halloween is CHRISTMAS CANDY!! And there will be many, many other food temptations. So, forget actually losing. How about we have a 'Maintain' challenge?? <BR> <BR> 1) State your intent and current weight. <BR> 2) Check in with encouragement and reminders and progress weekly <BR> 3) End with a final weight on January 7, 2013 <BR> <BR> If you are within 4 pounds of current weight YOU ARE A WINNER!! <em>209</em> Fri, 2 Nov 2012 12:13:26 EST Message Removed Message Removed Thu, 1 Nov 2012 22:54:34 EST Emoticon s...Have you had your flu shot? It is that time of year....tell in emoticons....Have you had your flu shot? Thu, 1 Nov 2012 14:40:56 EST What ADJUSTMENTS do you make for the weather chang That was some temperature drop yesterday! Share the adjustments you are making to accommodate the weather change.... Fri, 26 Oct 2012 11:35:04 EST New to Springfield and to your team Hi Everyone, <BR> My family and I just moved here from Spokane, Washington a few months ago. I finally decided (again) that I need to lose some weight and get in better shape. I want to be able to get out and do some hiking in the beautiful Ozark countryside. Mon, 22 Oct 2012 13:28:15 EST Halloween costumes ....what are you making, buying Halloween is a chance to be creative and have fun....are you buying or making for yourself or family members this year?? <BR> <BR> <BR> What are some of your past favorite costumes?? <em>333</em> <em>423</em> <em>420</em> <em>275</em> Mon, 22 Oct 2012 11:04:49 EST National Canned food day falls during this week... What foods have you canned?? or what memories do you have of Mother or Grandmother canning? <BR> <BR> We need to share these memories and keep them alive as the younger gals may not be getting these same experiences! <BR> Sun, 21 Oct 2012 21:48:07 EST What difference do we make in the Ozarks?? Many of us do Volunteer Work or general Good Deeds.... <BR> <BR> Share what difference you make in the Ozarks.....Because I know we are <em>345</em> Tue, 16 Oct 2012 14:15:14 EST October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month What are you doing to increase awareness, fund research, <BR> support survivors ??? <em>390</em> <BR> <link> </link> Sun, 7 Oct 2012 13:21:21 EST How is October going?? emoticons please! Food, sleep, exercise,weight loss, feeling loved, needing support...what ever you can say with emoticons! Tue, 2 Oct 2012 17:55:41 EST Halloween challenge Anyone up for a Halloween's about 4 weeks until Halloween.....if we challenge ourselves to shed 1 pound a week that would be 4 pounds gone by Halloween. Are you interested? <BR> <BR> OK Who is in for this?? Sorrry, only virtual award goodies! <BR> Mon, 1 Oct 2012 23:42:27 EST Springfielder's Fall Into October What.. Mon, 1 Oct 2012 23:25:14 EST What do I plan to October?? To encourage accountability post here about October!! Thu, 27 Sep 2012 12:37:32 EST Message Removed Message Removed Thu, 20 Sep 2012 10:50:38 EST Talk like a Pirate Day...Sept 19th Prepare and have a fun day Wednesday with any children in your life! <BR> <link><BR>tml </link> <em>221</em> Sat, 15 Sep 2012 21:08:53 EST A Place for Guys to Gather We have had several men join is a place for you to make your own! I'll put up the space and give it a sticky and then it is yours (no action for 6 weeks and it goes away!) Sat, 15 Sep 2012 12:58:31 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sat, 15 Sep 2012 07:08:36 EST Message Removed Message Removed Thu, 13 Sep 2012 06:37:16 EST 20 somethings Can talk here! We have a recent rainfall of new members who are 20 is a discussion thread for you to use! Tue, 11 Sep 2012 12:22:46 EST How is September going? emoticons only! Show how your month is the day, the week, Hope you are doing something HEALTHY Tue, 11 Sep 2012 12:05:48 EST Message Removed Message Removed Tue, 11 Sep 2012 10:10:39 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sat, 1 Sep 2012 22:50:11 EST Time for AUGUST Goals August in THREE days! Am I going to do more of the same? Or will I try a new GOAL? <BR> Sat, 28 Jul 2012 12:11:55 EST Olympic Games... omments? What are you watching? Are being inspired? What is beautiful? Sat, 28 Jul 2012 12:08:58 EST