SparkPeople Make Life Happen! Team Messageboard Ladies & Gentlemen! Come & Join Us in Making Life Happen All the Way to your Goal with Awesome Support & Fun! We Can Do It! SparkPeople Make Life Happen! Team Messageboard DID U EAT 5/6 VEGGIES or FRUITS 2DAY or YESTERDAY? We know that fruits and veggies are a wonderful way to get in our daily nutrients, plus make super snacks!! I'm adding a link to a great article on ways to get in those yummy fruits and veggies-so you can CLICK ON THE LINK below to check out the article! <BR> <BR> And-did you enjoy your 5/6 Fruits and Veggies Today or Yesterday??? Let us know---and keep loving those healthy food choices! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>/nutrition_articles.asp?id=1795 </link> Sun, 28 Apr 2019 12:01:09 EST TEAM CHALLENGE...DID U MAKE YOUR PERSONAL GOAL? <em>249</em> A new fantastic month ahead--and it may be time for some of us to revisit our personal goals in water intake, mindful eating, exercise minutes, steps, or the ability to lower our stress levels! <BR> <BR> So, if you're like me, it's time to change things up a bit! <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> Example...I've set one of my personal goals to NOT or watch the amount of processed sugar I eat in a day! With Lupus, Dry Eye Syndrome, and other autoimmune conditions, I've found that ... Mon, 1 Apr 2019 10:49:38 EST DO ANY SIDE BENDS TODAY or YESTERDAY??? Yes! Sun, 3 Mar 2019 09:21:39 EST (DAILY) ARE YOU HAPPY WITH YOUR PROGRESS??? <em>250</em> <em>345</em> <em>185</em> <em>9</em> <em>244</em> <em>250</em> <em>345</em> <BR> <BR> I love the word "progress" -- it's fun and positive -- forward we go! So, please share if you, yourself, are happy with your progress in areas of your weight loss, positive attitude, healthier food choices, less stressed, physical activities/exercises -- anything that you consider to be "making progress" for you! <BR> <BR> You can post it by an emoticon or words--however you'd like! <... Fri, 18 Jan 2019 14:05:39 EST SPARKS TRIVIA (Question, Answer & Explanation)!! True or False: "Natural" is synonymous with "organic" when it comes to food. <BR> <BR> Answer: False! The word "natural" is not regulated by the FDA and therefore is very misleading. Sure "natural" brings to mind thoughts of fresh, minimally processed and healthy food, but it means nothing about a food's nutritional content, ingredients, processing, safety, or health effects. Organic, on the other hand, is a regulated term referring to the way a food was grown or raised--without synthetic f... Fri, 18 Jan 2019 08:00:27 EST SHARE YOUR LAST FRUIT or VEGETABLE EATEN! <em>370</em> and <em>267</em> Mon, 12 Nov 2018 11:21:04 EST Today, I will make life happen by finding an apartment for me Wed, 3 Jan 2018 18:47:35 EST Did you have fun today? yes Sat, 8 Oct 2016 22:18:38 EST The NEW My Spark Page Look! Putting this out there for anyone who's having issues updating your profile on the new My Spark Page. This is a BIG topic of discussion with the team leaders right now and many people are not happy with it. For better or worse, it's here to stay so you might as well know how to change things if you want to. Everything that we've had is still there. Some things are easier, others are more difficult. <BR> <BR> Here's the biggest complaint. <BR> <BR> If you've tried to change your profile in... Thu, 19 May 2016 23:43:24 EST TOTAL NUMBER SPARK POINTS YOU HAVE 331,371 Tue, 25 Aug 2015 09:57:40 EST HOW MANY TOTAL SPARK POINTS DID YOU GET TODAY? 258 Wed, 1 Apr 2015 15:09:49 EST CHANGES TO SPARKPEOPLE & OF HELP TO YOU! You may have seen a few changes here at Sparks today and, the reason being, they are always working on ways to make the site more convenient and easier for the members to find info, use the trackers and so much more! That's why this is such a remarkable site! They really do care! <BR> <BR> I'm adding a link to a video that shows and explains the changes, so to see the same and better understand what those changes mean to you and how they can be help, please click on the link below and it... Mon, 25 Aug 2014 10:30:22 EST New to Team Good Morning All, <BR> I am new to this team but not to SP. I have been a member for quite some time. I was doing really quite well (this time around) until vacation this past week. Working on getting back on track since I only gained a couple of pounds I know I should be able to get back on track pretty easily. I needed to find some more active teams to join, I find it is easier with the support of others going through the same thing. <BR> <BR> I'm 43, live in Georgia, married with 3 childr... Sat, 5 Jul 2014 08:17:46 EST DID U HUDDLE or COMMENT ON OUR TEAM WALL TODAY? <em>244</em> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 11:09:58 EST SPARKS TEAM PAGE REDESIGN COMING UP! Just a heads up--Sparks will be redesigning the Team pages in the coming days. I've added a link to the Utube video that explains the changes, so feel free to click below and check it out. I'll be curious to see how our Team page will look--but from what I see, we'll keep posting and sharing our friendships, tracking and more as we have been--so, here's to a new and exciting Sparks' change! <BR> <BR> <em>30</em> Thanks everyone!! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>... Thu, 24 Apr 2014 11:33:18 EST hi hi, I've just started coming back to sp and am stopping by to introduce myself as i'm pretty sure I haven't yet - I've been away a while now, maybe over 3 years. still working towards my goal slowly but surely Sat, 24 Aug 2013 04:28:52 EST Let's Do The Lying Hamstring Stretch! Starting Position <BR> Lie on your back with your legs extended and your back straight. Keep your hips level and your lower back down on the floor. Bend your right knee towards your chest, keeping your left leg extended on the floor. <BR> <BR> Action <BR> Slowly straighten your right knee, grabbing the back of your leg with both hands. Pull your leg towards your gently while keeping both hips on the floor. <BR> <BR> Breathe deeply and hold for 10-30 seconds. Repeat on opposite side. <BR>... Fri, 23 Aug 2013 11:14:36 EST What are your goals for 2013? What goals have you set for 2013? Mon, 31 Dec 2012 06:06:26 EST Trying again After two pretty bad years and a twenty pound weight gain I am going to get serious again about losing my extra weight. I have about 70 pounds overall that I need to lose. Having Chrons sometimes makes eating healthy difficult. Things like green vegetables and fruit can make me feel sick. Hopefully I can get some advice and help on how to manage my weight, begin exercising and dealing with my illness at the same time. Sun, 2 Dec 2012 22:22:39 EST I'm new to this..... Hey fellow spark ppl, i'm tired of being overweight and want to make a change. I have a hard time staying focused, means I have little willpower. <BR> I would love to hear stories on how you guys make it day to day and what helps you to stay focused and determined. <BR> Thanks!!!! Mon, 15 Oct 2012 00:00:35 EST Hi, im new to the group.... Hi everyone! My name is Pam. I am 51 yrs old and live in Maryland. I am very happily married and have 3 grown children and 5 granddaughters. <BR> I am very over weight and as my Dr said, either I lose it or I can die, the chose is mine. I have approx 150-160 pounds to lose. Have just joined WW this week. I am praying with Gods help and family, friends, and this site I can do it. <BR> Looking forward to working together and helping each other to become happy healthy and wise! Fri, 5 Oct 2012 15:16:47 EST Accountability Would you like to join a private team where you must be ACCOUNTABLE with your food daily by reporting it to the team? The other requirment is a Weigh In on Mondays! <BR> <BR> If your interested please respond to me via spark mail. Tue, 25 Sep 2012 13:52:27 EST FRIEND-LEADER UNSTOPPABLE IS NOW WITH THE LORD! I was in total shock when I read a blog this morning stating that Teresa had passed away. I don't know too much as to the cause, etc., but she'll always remain in our hearts! Please pray for her family at this difficult time and thank you everyone for your wonderful faith and strength--which Teresa loved to share with all of us here. <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> my friend and know that you'll be missed <em>220</em> Mon, 17 Sep 2012 08:25:45 EST VERBS.... A to Z A: acting Sat, 11 Aug 2012 21:16:50 EST Three Word Phrases A - Z All for one Sat, 11 Aug 2012 21:15:27 EST OPPOSITES Name a word and then its opposite. <BR> <BR> For Example: <BR> <BR> up-down <BR> Wed, 27 Jun 2012 13:54:58 EST New to this I'm new to all this but im going to give this a try. I look forward to reading all the motivational stories, and meeting new people. I'm determine to make losing weight a goal that I can keep. Sun, 3 Jun 2012 12:48:59 EST Hello everyone! Patti invited me to the team, and so far I love what I'm seeing. My name is Veronica and I live in TN. I work in the Operating Room at our local hospital and I'm a full-time student as well. I have a goal of losing atleast 50 pounds, I have 10 down so far. :) I look forward to making some friends from this team that are as amazing as the ones I have already met. :) Mon, 5 Mar 2012 06:55:58 EST New to the group Hello Hello! <BR> <BR> I would like to thank Patti2255 for inviting me to this group! My name is Karen and I'm a Michigan native living in Tennessee just north of Nashville. I love fitness, photography and playing my fiddle. I am on a quest to reach my weight loss goal and dream goals in life. SP is making this all possible! <em>252</em> Sun, 4 Mar 2012 08:50:03 EST DID YOU READ A HEALTH ARTICLE TODAY? DID YOU READ A HEALTH ARTICLE TODAY? Tue, 13 Sep 2011 23:55:52 EST DID YOU TAKE A SPARK QUIZ TODAY? DID YOU TAKE A SPARK QUIZ TODAY? Tue, 13 Sep 2011 23:55:15 EST Where To First? Where is the first place you go when you log onto SPARK? Sun, 11 Sep 2011 07:30:21 EST Today, I am thankful for the rain. Thu, 16 Jun 2011 17:57:52 EST (Daily)Rate your Motivaton to Stay on Track (1-10) Some days we feel full of energy and ready to take on the day. The next we may feel totally drained and need that day of rest or just wonder what happened to that energy! It happens! It's life! And, it's all totally normal!!! <BR> <BR> So, let's track how motivated we feel each day to stay on track with our food choices, our exercising, etc. Maybe we'll see a pattern ourselves as to which days we feel that extra "motivation" and which days we just plain "don't"! <BR> <BR> With 1 be... Sun, 22 May 2011 07:56:57 EST Add A Walking Emoticon to our Goal Fun! <em>311</em> Step by step, we moving to our goals, so, have some fun and share a "walking" emoticon and keep that motivation to going to make your <em>248</em> as well! <BR> <BR> Have fun and let's get <em>231</em> Sun, 1 May 2011 09:31:25 EST MAKE IT HAPPEN & MARCH IN PLACE 5 MINUTES 2-DAY? <em>248</em> Tue, 26 Apr 2011 15:39:25 EST DAILY HUDDLE CHALLENGE! I love to huddle with my teams and friends -- it's motivating, fun and a great way to stay in touch or see how others are doing by what they add to our Team Huddle! You can enter a "Make It Happen", "Let's Go Team, "WOO HOO", etc., and even add any other comment you'd like! <BR> <BR> So, let's have some fun and make it a Challenge of sorts! Ready? <BR> <BR> If you have entered a comment on the HUDDLE BOARD (to the right side for our new friends on the Team page) show us your <em>248</e... Sun, 17 Apr 2011 09:36:22 EST MAKE IT HAPPEN & INVITE A FRIEND TO JOIN US! <em>213</em> Good morning! Are you ready to Make it Happen Today? And, what a great way to do it to share the friendships, fun and support that we do here! So, if you have a friend who could benefit from being a friend at the Team, send them a message or invitation as, the more the merrier and the more we can share that "Make It Happen" Motivating Feeling with others! <BR> <BR> Fri, 15 Apr 2011 09:40:24 EST MAKE IT HAPPENS IS STAYING OPEN & ACTIVE! <em>213</em> Hi everyone! From the emails I received and the replies here at the Team, let's keep MAKING IT HAPPEN open and active. We can do it, my friends, and thanks everyone for your thoughts -- that's what teamwork is all about--working together and supporting one another and let's do it! Active we'll remain! <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> **And, if anyone else wants to help lead the team with us, just let us know, as it's a super way to stay motivated and on that healthy track!* Wed, 13 Apr 2011 15:55:39 EST IMPORTANT QUESTION and PLEASE REPLY ASAP! Thanks! Hi everyone! I've been noticing that we haven't had very many active posts, other than by a few friends that I know and share super friendships with at other teams. Luv ya, guys! <BR> <BR> So, I hate to ask this, BUT -- would anyone be upset if we made this a private team and let it slowly become inactive here at Sparks? I know that everyone is super busy and this may be of help to you or not -- which is why I'm asking. I don't want to upset anyone and definitely do not want anyone to fe... Tue, 12 Apr 2011 16:18:25 EST "H" is for HAPPEN and....... Please share any word beginning with the letter "H" which represents the word "HAPPEN" in our Team Name! <BR> <BR> Thu, 31 Mar 2011 15:54:24 EST WEIGHT LOSS SUCCESSES POSTED HERE! Not all of us are here to lose weight. <BR> <BR> Perhaps some have already reached their goal, or are already at their comfortable weight, but this thread is for those of us who are working on losing the unhealthy pounds that we have accumulated on our bodies, and want to be accountable for losing them! <BR> <BR> You can check in any time you like, to let us know how you're doing, whether it's a 1 pound, 5 pound, 10 pound or whatever pound loss that you have accomplished, we want to ce... Thu, 10 Mar 2011 20:52:00 EST DAILY CHAT This is where we can meet and share the day's events, especially the "Positive Ones" that are helping us to reach our goals, whatever they may be. <BR> We want to hear how you are making changes in your day-to day life that are and will bring about the life that you want for yourself. <BR> Just stopping in to say "HI" is good too! Getting to know more about each other and their goals, successes, life events, etc., is a good thing for us all! <BR> Looking forward to hearing from you here... Thu, 10 Mar 2011 20:42:22 EST SHARE YOUR BIRTHDAY WITH US! We'd like you to let us know the day and month of your special day so we can share it with you "Spark Friend Style". <BR> <BR> Mine is: Nov. 7th <em>44</em> Thu, 10 Mar 2011 20:27:07 EST The Happening... da da Dah! So what will you do today to create a happening for yourself? Large or small;petite or grande? <BR> And if you did not or cared not please also share if you wish... <BR> <BR> Activity, thinking, eating, doing good for others, doing good for oneself, creating a new jon, career, passion , thinking or getting an application to go back to school, new hairdo, updating wardrobe, trying something new you always wanted to do, stopping something (at least for today) you want to stop but never really ... Wed, 9 Mar 2011 06:44:35 EST WHAT'S ONE OF YOUR FAVORITE COLORS? (EMOTICON FUN) I like certain colors in clothing, certain colors in home furnishings and more -- <BR> <BR> <em>268</em> Please share one of your favorite color(s) by emoticon fun! <BR> <BR> Tue, 8 Mar 2011 18:52:59 EST I just joined the team! Hi everyone! My name is Kathy, and I am happy to have found this team! I love active teams, and this looks like it is! <BR> I am from California and love it here! I have 5 grown children, and now 5 adorable grandchildren as well as a precious great-granddaughter! My... time flys! Hard to believe I'm that old! lol <BR> I am recently widowed so am going thru my first year without my man. So I have a lot of things to deal with right now. <BR> Thank God for my wonderful kids, who are... Sun, 6 Mar 2011 16:45:52 EST QUOTES TO SHARE! (ADD YOUR'S TOO!) <em>184</em> "Sandwich every bit of criticism between two layers of praise." <BR> -Mary Kay Ash - Sat, 12 Feb 2011 15:01:51 EST (NEW) HOW MANY LOG IN POINTS DID U GET 2-DAY? <em>286</em> (2) Fri, 11 Feb 2011 08:15:11 EST DID U MAKE SOMEONE SMILE TODAY? <em>334</em> Yes! Thu, 10 Feb 2011 22:49:32 EST DID U MAKE YOUR GOAL IN FITNESS TIME 2-DAY? <em>248</em> Thu, 10 Feb 2011 22:47:18 EST DID U LOG IN YOUR FITNESS MINUTES 2-DAY! <em>224</em> Thu, 10 Feb 2011 22:46:30 EST "L" is for LIFE and........... Please share any word beginning with the letter "L" representing "LIFE" that we all love so much! <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> here we go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sun, 6 Feb 2011 11:58:13 EST TAKE CARE OF YOUR HEART TIPS TO SHARE! <em>26</em> Healthier Heart Tips to Share! <em>26</em> <BR> <BR> Monitor your cholesterol intake! <BR> <BR> Your body needs cholesterol, which is found in animal foods (meat, dairy, eggs), but too much can contribute to disease. Keep your intake under 300 milligrams daily. Thu, 3 Feb 2011 18:24:29 EST "F" is for FEBRUARY and..... Please share any word that begins with the letter "F" representing the month of February! Mon, 31 Jan 2011 19:20:19 EST TRY/DO THE SEATED KNEE LIFT EXERCISE FOR ABS Here is an exercise that you can do just about anywhere -- a sturdy chair and you! And, the best part -- it's great for the ab muscles! The link to the exercise demo is shown below, so check it out and lift those knees -- you'll love it! <BR> <BR> Starting Position <BR> Sit on edge of chair, knees bent, feet flat. Grasp sides of chair, lean back slightly. <BR> <BR> Action <BR> EXHALE: Pull knees toward chest as you crunch upper body forward using abs, not arms. <BR> <BR> INHALE: Lower fe... Fri, 21 Jan 2011 09:53:17 EST WHAT IS ON YOUR AGENDA TODAY? Today, seeing as how I'm off from work, I thought I wanted to go downtown and just shop around -- not necessarily buy -- but just slowly "stroll" around. But, with the temps that we're having, I'm not sure about it now. I'll keep watching the thermometer and hope it raises and warms up so I can follow through with my plans. Fri, 21 Jan 2011 09:39:23 EST Hi, I'm new Hi all, I'm Aharona. I've been on SparkPeople since the summer of 2009, and lost 23 lbs. during that time. I got off track and put 8 back on when I lost track of making myself a priority and making intentional choices. Part of what makes it hard for me to focus on myself is I'm a full time working mom of a 7 year old with ADHD and learning disabilities. I joined this team because my downfall is living "by default" when I feel overwhelmed, and that always leads me down an unhealthy path. <... Sun, 2 Jan 2011 11:40:30 EST Bienvenue~Vivre une vie remplie fin à la Nouvelle (Hello! I am living a purpose filled life in New Orleans). <BR> <BR> I am looking forward to reading the teams, collective & individual postings here. <BR> <BR> I wanted to introduce myself albeit briefly to the team. <BR> <BR> My goal is indeed as you referred to making life happen on purpose. I did not want to be on a "journey","path" or have a "bucket list" <em>20</em> . <BR> <BR> I want to live purpose filled and enjoyment derived from purpose. <BR> You can see me on my Sparks page ... Mon, 27 Dec 2010 11:29:19 EST Hey all, I'm new! Hi, Tanya here from Chicago. I recently joined this team because I need to live life in the moment. I know that I need to focus on being more positive and stop procrastination. I love to be encouraged and encourage others. I'm looking forward to being active on this team! Have a great 2011. Sat, 25 Dec 2010 23:52:00 EST 2010 coming to an end... Wishing everyone much happiness in 2011!! Sat, 25 Dec 2010 19:17:36 EST *REMINDER*DID U TAKE YOUR VITAMINS/MEDS 2-DAY? I know that so many times we get busy with our day and we forget to take our vitamins or prescriptions -- so here is a little help to remind you to take yours today! Stay healthy and happy everyone! Fri, 10 Dec 2010 10:26:13 EST SHARE A GOODIE FUN WITH A FRIEND (Doubles Triples) I think most of us are familiar with the "Give a Goodie" game, but what a great way to get to know your friends here a bit better! <BR> <BR> We'll start with 1 and, by counting up by 1 with your post, when someone's post shows a double number 22, etc., or a triple 2221, 1119, etc., it's time to give a goodie to one of our friends here! Share a goodie, share the smiles and keep that friendship going! <BR> <BR> 1 Fri, 10 Dec 2010 10:10:23 EST ABC WORD FUN! Share any word (A-Z) style and have fun keeping those minds active! <BR> <BR> Apple Fri, 10 Dec 2010 10:05:38 EST STRENGTH EXERCISES IN 2-DAY? WOO HOO! <em>244</em> Fri, 10 Dec 2010 10:04:19 EST CARDIO DONE 2-DAY? SHOW US YOUR WOO HOO! <em>244</em> Fri, 10 Dec 2010 10:03:33 EST D IS FOR DECEMBER and......????? Please post any word that begins with the letter "D" representing the wonderful month of December! Enjoy!! Fri, 10 Dec 2010 09:45:56 EST DAILY ROLL CALL (The Fun Way-With any Emoticon)! Please post any Emoticon you'd like--your favorite one, a seasonal one, a wave.....however you'd like! Let's have fun with this one and post those fun emoticons! Fri, 10 Dec 2010 09:43:41 EST Daily Motivation YOUR ASPIRATIONS ARE YOUR POSSIBILITIES <BR> <BR> The first ingredient of your success is to dream a great dream. <BR> <BR> You must dream big and think big to be big. High expectation always precedes high achievement. <BR> <BR> You're as small as your controlling desires, or as great as your dominant aspirations. <BR> <BR> Once your mind stretches to a new idea it will never go back to its original dimensions. If you dream of little goals you can expect little achievement. <BR> <BR> Dre... Mon, 6 Dec 2010 09:54:57 EST Some interesting reading I found this browsing on the internet. Hope you can get some tips from it!! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>to-lose-weight-50-ideas/article16057.html </link> Wed, 24 Nov 2010 18:40:04 EST Fill in the words - Fun Game Copy the whole list to your post and fill in ONE (anyone you want) answer starting with the letter given. <BR> <BR> When the list is full, we'll move on to the next letter. <BR> <BR> Let's see how long it takes us to go through the alphabet. <BR> <BR> ________________________ <BR> <BR> Letter "A" <BR> <BR> <BR> 1. A child's toy - <BR> <BR> 2. Something in your wardrobe - <BR> <BR> 3. Something in your fridge - ASPARAGUS <BR> <BR> 4. A mood - <BR> <BR> 5. A film title - <BR> <BR> 6.... Sun, 21 Nov 2010 14:36:22 EST Hello From Dallas, Texas I just wanted to drop by and say hello and that my name is Tricia and I am also on facebook to as Tricia Carter Elam..Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.. Sat, 16 Oct 2010 14:59:50 EST It Only Takes A Spark... It only takes a spark to get a fire going. Due to a loss in our community, some have been meeting with candles this week and the fire is beginning to spread. I believe that we can do more and we shouldn't let this fire die out. If you want to be bold and begin a work of God's will in your community, send me a message and we can get many sparks going that will get people on fire for making a difference! Pass it on... <BR> <BR> I posted the above message on my facebook but wanted to share it w... Sat, 2 Oct 2010 11:15:13 EST Word Of The Day... September 18 <BR> <BR> wend \WEND\, verb: <BR> <BR> 1. To pursue or direct (one's way). <BR> 2. To proceed or go. Sat, 18 Sep 2010 20:09:09 EST Daily Holiday... Yom Kippur (Jewish - Sept 18) <BR> Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, is the most solemn day of the Jewish year and is observed on the tenth day of Tishri. It is a day of fasting, reflection and prayers. <BR> <BR> Yom Kippur is a day of "NOT" doing. There is no blowing of the Shofar and Jews may not eat or drink, as fasting is the rule. It is believed that to fast on Yom Kippur is to emulate the angels in heaven, who do not eat, drink, or wash. <BR> <BR> On Yom Kippur the Book of Life is clo... Sat, 18 Sep 2010 20:08:56 EST Did You Know... Did You Know? <BR> Facts, Figures & Folklore <BR> About Fall / Autumn <BR> Sept 18 : 04 days to Fall <BR> <BR> Did you know that the word autumn comes from the French word, automne? <BR> <BR> The word came into common usage around the 16th century, before which "harvest" was used to refer to this time of year. The use of harvest fell out of popularity as people gradually began living in towns and working the land became less common. <BR> <BR> Did you know that Americans colloq... Sat, 18 Sep 2010 13:43:45 EST Joke Of The Day... A young man at this construction site was bragging that he could outdo anyone based on his strength. He especially made fun of one of the older workman. After several minutes, the older worker had enough. <BR> <BR> "Why don't you put your money where you mouth is?" he said. "I'll bet a week's wages that I can haul something in a wheelbarrow over to the other building that you won't be able to wheel back." <BR> <BR> "You're on, old man," the young man replied. "Let's see what you've got." ... Sat, 18 Sep 2010 13:16:28 EST Today in Television History.... SEPTEMBER 17th... <BR> <BR> 1955 - "The Perry Como Show" moved to Saturday nights on NBC-TV. <BR> <BR> 1963 - "The Fugitive" premiered on ABC-TV. The show starred David Janssen. <BR> <BR> 1964 - ABC began airing the series "Bewitched." <BR> <BR> 1965 - The first episode of "Hogan's Heroes" aired. <BR> <BR> 1965 - "The Smothers Brothers Show" premiered on CBS-TV. <BR> <BR> 1966 - "Mission Impossible" premiered on CBS-TV. <BR> <BR> 1967 - The Doors appear on the "Ed Sullivan Show" and pe... Fri, 17 Sep 2010 16:35:47 EST Hi everyone! My name is Kristen. I'm 22 from Nova Scotia, Canada. I am a new mom of an eight and a half month old son who keeps me on my toes and getting married next June. <BR> <BR> I love many things about my life but there are many things that I have been wanting to do and dreaming about for years. I am tired of waiting for things to happen and wanting to jump right in and start making things happen. <BR> <BR> I look forward to meeting people from the team! <BR> <BR> Cheers! Sun, 12 Sep 2010 23:31:19 EST Hello from Alabama! Hello, I am Frances. So glad to be here! I have been with Spark for a while now and looking for some groups I can be a part of where I can contribute, help and learn. I am excited about the opportunities ahead! Sat, 11 Sep 2010 12:14:09 EST Hi I'm New I thought I'd try this team out. It sounds interesting. I am starting to try mindfulness meditation. One of the things I like about it is the emphasis on being aware rather than unconsciously and automatically following habits. While of course I am trying to develop healthy habits, I don't want to miss out on life by continuing old mental habits or creating new ones. So here I am. Wishing everyone a great weekend! <em>432</em> <em>213</em> Fri, 10 Sep 2010 15:54:04 EST I'm new and just tired My name is Diana and I'm tired of life passing by. <BR> I found SP almost a year ago and jumped in with both feet and love it, something I do not do, well summer came and I slipped away from something I love,SP. now I dont know how to get it back, I check in a few times a week but that's about it, I guess I'm looking for that something to pull me back on and Im just not finding it.There are things I want to get back doing, new things I want to do and things I really need to cut back on,like ... Tue, 7 Sep 2010 21:53:45 EST Feeling Positive or Negative? I saw this thread on another spark team and it seems to be getting a lot of response. Let's start one here! Have fun team! <BR> <em>244</em> <em>306</em> <em>243</em> <em>220</em> Sat, 14 Aug 2010 12:32:08 EST Any fun, healthy plans for the weekend? Just wondering if anyone has fun, healthy plans for the weekend? Instead of trying to clean the house (which is a never ending job) I might join my husband golfing. How about you?? Fri, 9 Jul 2010 20:35:20 EST happy to be here today! Hi, I'm new, my name is Normandy. I loved the sound of your spark team, and have always believed that alot of people think that life is just going to run in to them and be wonderful, and that they do not have to do a thing while this happens! Good luck with that! I am sure I will enjoy this team, and hopefully get to know you'all! Wed, 7 Jul 2010 15:55:47 EST SCATTERGORIES How to play: <BR> Copy the whole list to your post and fill in ONE answer. <BR> <BR> When the list is full, we'll move on to the next letter. <BR> <BR> Let's see how long it takes us to go through the alphabet. <BR> <BR> ________________________ <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Letter "A" <BR> <BR> <BR> 1. A child's toy - <BR> <BR> 2. Something in your wardrobe - <BR> <BR> 3. Something in your fridge - <BR> <BR> 4. A mood - <BR> <BR> 5. A film title - <BR> <BR> 6. Something you buy... Mon, 28 Jun 2010 19:50:18 EST Northern California newbie Hi! My name's Mary, and I live in the California Wine Country. I'm looking forward to meeting all of you. Thu, 24 Jun 2010 21:39:51 EST Birthday, Anniversary, SPARKversary List Please copy the most recent post & then add your information so the top post will always be the most current. Thanks! <BR> <BR> FYI: Listing the year is optional of course. <BR> <BR> B = Birthday S = Sparkversary W = Wedding Anniversary <BR> <BR> January <BR> <BR> February <BR> <BR> March <BR> 11, 2010 - (S) Time4Me-Cheryl (Cheryl) <BR> <BR> April <BR> 10, 1966 - (B) Time4Me-Cheryl (Cheryl) <BR> <BR> May <BR> <BR> June <BR> <BR> July <BR> <BR> August <BR> <BR> September <BR> 28, 19... Wed, 23 Jun 2010 15:21:28 EST Up that rollcall by one, please. Hello all! I was so excited to find this group. I am tired of waking up and realizing that I can't name one significant event from the last month, six months, etc. I'm tired of letting life pass by and so I join you all. I will begin to make my life happen :) Glad to be part of your team! Thu, 17 Jun 2010 10:53:19 EST SPARK of Fortune (game) Originally I was going to call this HANGMAN, but it is more like Wheel of Fortune w/o the spinning wheel. Basically you guess a letter, if it is in the phrase I will added it to the puzzle until someone correctly answers and that person will receive a SPARKgoodie from the team. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask. <BR> <BR> Post your letter guess to the board & have fun!! Sat, 12 Jun 2010 20:54:49 EST FAMOUS PERSON NAME GAME I am going to name a famous person. The next person must take the first letter of the last name and name a famous person whose first name starts with that letter. <BR> <BR> Bill Murray Wed, 9 Jun 2010 19:46:16 EST LAST LETTER/ FIRST NAME I start with a name, the next person comes in and uses the last letter of that name for a new name. and on and on it goes. <BR> <BR> first name: <BR> Amanda Mon, 7 Jun 2010 21:31:12 EST DID U PLAY SPARKS TRIVIA TODAY? HOW DID U DO? I love to keep learning and, by playing Sparks Trivia, we can learn so much valuable health information! <BR> <BR> So, do you play Sparks' Trivia? And, how did you do today? Sat, 5 Jun 2010 22:01:08 EST (GAME TIME) POST ANY 3-LETTER WORD (A-Z Style!) There are so many 3-letter words in our vocabulary -- it's amazing! So, put those thinking caps on and let's do it! We'll start with "a" and let's see how we do! <BR> <BR> A: Axe Sat, 5 Jun 2010 21:14:12 EST (GAME TIME) LET'S COUNT DOWN! (100,000 to....???) Starting at 100,000 -- please count down by 1 and let's see how low we can gooooooooooooo <em>244</em> Sat, 5 Jun 2010 21:09:02 EST "J" IS FOR JUNE WOO HOO!! Please post any word that begins with the letter "J" representing this wonderful month of June! Fri, 4 Jun 2010 16:51:26 EST WHAT IS THE WEATHER LIKE WHERE U LIVE? <em>67</em> Wed, 26 May 2010 17:19:33 EST (DAILY) WHAT WAS FOR BREAKFAST THIS MORNING? Coffee and crackers. Fri, 14 May 2010 07:57:34 EST Hi Team I just joined! Hi! My name is Diana!I am new to this team,I have restarted SparkPeople three times and hope the #3 is a charm for me.Long story,details on my page.I am a mother of 3 kids(1 daughter is 19 and #2 daughter is 13,and son is 11)they are wonderful kiddos! I am a stay home mom,although it doesn't seem I am always home as I am the taxi driver for the 2 younger kids to school and back,whew! I am married 49 year old disabled wife and that is another long story that started with being thrown off the b... Thu, 6 May 2010 21:55:48 EST (GAME TIME) "M" IS FOR MAY! ! You got it -- let's share those words that begin with the letter "M" for the new month of May, and keep that mind active and having fun! <em>244</em> Fri, 30 Apr 2010 20:54:10 EST ABC Foods Fun! Please share any food item A-Z style and let's have fun sharing those healthy choices! Sat, 24 Apr 2010 17:34:40 EST Count Up By Your Wheel Points Fun! We'll start with "1" ! Please ADD your log-in points to the previous reply and keep that number growing! Sat, 24 Apr 2010 17:26:27 EST HAVE YOU TAKEN TIME TO RELAX TODAY? Always remember to take that special time for you -- and have you relaxed today? Sat, 24 Apr 2010 14:08:30 EST SHOW US YOUR SIGN FUN!!! (RED YELLOW GREEN) This is somewhat like showing our emotion for the day -- but let's share it in street signs, etc., fun! <BR> <BR> <em>227</em> Stop! Please no more stress for me! <BR> <em>228</em> Take it Easy -- Please don't rush me!! <BR> <em>230</em> I'm Ready to Lose it!! <BR> <em>229</em> I'm feeling great! <em>244</em> Thu, 22 Apr 2010 23:28:14 EST HOW MANY GLASSES OF WATER TODAY or YESTERDAY? 10 today! Thu, 22 Apr 2010 23:20:18 EST WHAT IS YOUR "WORD" FOR THE DAY! If someone snapped their fingers, and asked you, "What are you thinking right now?" and you were to respond with 1 word -- what would it be? It's kinda surprising to see what word pops into our minds -- so let's see what we're all thinking about as we reply to this post! <BR> <BR> It's fun and you may learn something about your own thoughts as well! <em>211</em> Thu, 22 Apr 2010 23:15:52 EST COUNT UP BY 5 FUN! I'll start us out at "5" and add another "5" to the comment before you! Let's keep those minds active and here we gooooo.................. <BR> <BR> 5 Mon, 19 Apr 2010 19:01:21 EST SHARE A SMILEY OF FUN & FRIENDSHIP WITH US! <em>334</em> Mon, 19 Apr 2010 18:59:56 EST Another great article From _Happiness in this World_, reflections of a Buddhist Physician: <BR> <BR> The Importance Of Having A Mission <BR> <link><BR>/20/the-importance-of-having-a-mission/ </link> Mon, 19 Apr 2010 11:20:00 EST SHARE A HUG TODAY! <em>247</em> Sun, 18 Apr 2010 21:51:08 EST HOW MANY POINTS TIL NEXT TROPHY? How many points until you get a new trophy? Wed, 7 Apr 2010 10:41:55 EST BONUS SPIN / WHEEL POINTS? How many wheel points did you get today? Wed, 7 Apr 2010 10:41:00 EST WERE YOU ACTIVE TODAY? GIVE YOURSELF A WOO HOO If you were active today or yesterday; <em>244</em> Sun, 4 Apr 2010 20:53:00 EST New to team but not to Spark Hello, <BR> I joined Spark 1/27. Began eating healthfully, tracking, water, etc 2/1. Began cardio 3/1. I plan to add some type of resistance training 4/1. <BR> <BR> Almost all of my life has been "reactionary" only taking action as a result of something or someone. Since being on SparkPeople I feel I am finally doing something on purpose and just for me. Tue, 23 Mar 2010 10:36:22 EST DRINK YOUR 8 GLASSES OF WATER? How much water did you drink today? Tue, 23 Mar 2010 09:47:19 EST ARE YOU STILL MOTIVATED? THUMBS UP OR DOWN Are you still motivated? Still on this journey? Tue, 23 Mar 2010 09:44:04 EST TODAY, I CAN & I WILL.... Name 1 thing you will accomplish today Tue, 23 Mar 2010 09:41:11 EST I want to change.... This group caught my eye because I feel like I am "just getting thru" If I can just get thru today, this week, this month. I'm tired of living like that. It's not getting me the life that I want or the body that I want. Yet it's so hard to change. <BR> I'm tired of life happening to me and I'm ready to make my life happen! <BR> <BR> thanks for having me. Sun, 21 Feb 2010 05:29:07 EST DID YOU STAY IN YOUR CALORIE RANGE TODAY? did you stay in your calorie range today? Sat, 30 Jan 2010 14:43:47 EST *SHARING *HOLIDAY* GREETINGS * & *hi's* <BR> let's Share the Holidays... <BR> <BR> come and say hi and... <BR> <BR> share a fav. memory... a story... <BR> what you like best about the holidays <BR> and/or least... <BR> <BR> share some Holiday Cheer.... <BR> <BR> Wed, 2 Dec 2009 16:15:47 EST **MONTHLY** Goals Checking in.... what are your goals... and/or just how are you doing... Tue, 1 Dec 2009 16:41:33 EST Count to 10 to cool down... counting can shift your focus and lower your adrenilen Fri, 20 Nov 2009 17:04:49 EST share a recipe Cranberry Upside-Down Cake <BR> This rustic cake is a delicious alternative to pie and uses one of the tastiest fruits of the fall harvest—cranberries. The basic recipe is very versatile and can be made with apples, pears, peaches, plums or any full-flavored, slightly acidic fruit. Just arrange the fruit in the skillet before you pour the batter over it. The cake is best served warm; if you can, put it in the oven just before you sit down to dinner <BR> 10 servings <BR> <BR> Active Time: 30... Tue, 17 Nov 2009 22:43:23 EST Hi everyone I am excited about this team! My name is Cherie. I am a 56 yr old divorcee and looking for a new life! I have lived my life for everyone else and now I want to live it for me! My main focus right now is getting healthy and feeling better about myself! I hope I can give encouragement to this team. Let's do it! <em>244</em> Wed, 4 Nov 2009 14:36:33 EST NOVEMBER *personal Challenges and goals* check in please share with us.... <BR> <BR> your goals challenges <BR> <BR> and if not daily , at least come by and update us from time to time on how things are going for November Sat, 31 Oct 2009 14:44:50 EST Hello Everyone! I'm Peggy Hello from the NE! I love this beautiful time of year and am using the crisp feel in the air to get back into a walking/biking exercise routine. I am in my mid-fifties and trying to stay as active and energetic as possible! Wed, 28 Oct 2009 21:45:10 EST Daily Focus Note.... (list) Make it happen.... <BR> <BR> make a note for yourself with your top 3-5 priorities <BR> <BR> remember to keep them simple and reasonable... Tue, 20 Oct 2009 08:50:01 EST goals set up and make your goals here... Tue, 13 Oct 2009 15:26:24 EST FAVorites game answer the previous question and then ask a new question about favorites... <BR> <BR> have fun Tue, 29 Sep 2009 17:18:25 EST OCTOBER *Personal Challenges Goals Commitments* OCTOBER *Personal Challenges Goals Commitments* <BR> <BR> this is a place where you can share with us in OCTOBER.... Mon, 28 Sep 2009 09:29:51 EST Words of ENCOURAGEMENT, MOTIVATION, INSPIRATION please share some words of encouragement for the team here... <BR> <BR> <BR> Sat, 19 Sep 2009 14:26:29 EST did you stay within your nutrition range <em>224</em> Thu, 10 Sep 2009 16:11:06 EST How much sleep did you get last night... 8 hrs Thu, 10 Sep 2009 16:05:06 EST Yesterday, how much water did you drink? 8 glasses Thu, 10 Sep 2009 16:04:33 EST Have you Exercised today <em>224</em> Thu, 10 Sep 2009 16:03:33 EST **RECYCLING ** BIN** OK everyone this is the place to come when you feel a need to unload and through out the trash... <BR> <BR> any unwanted unneeded unnecessary negative thoughts or experiences.... <BR> <BR> OK and the thing is after you DUMP you leave with a Positive happy thought... emoticon ... whatever you choose just leave the trash here... and move onward Tue, 8 Sep 2009 17:32:03 EST TODAY I will Make it a _________ Day fill in the blank Tue, 8 Sep 2009 12:04:37 EST THIS or THAT game... answer previous this or that... <BR> <BR> then add a new one.... <BR> <BR> <BR> have fun Tue, 8 Sep 2009 12:03:26 EST **COUNTING* CALORIES** this is the place to keep track of your calories range and daily totals... <BR> <BR> <BR> Tue, 1 Sep 2009 10:02:35 EST SEPTEMBER *Personal Challenges Goals Commitments* Please use this thread to jot down Your... <BR> <BR> SEPTEMBER *Personal Challenges Goals Commitments* Tue, 25 Aug 2009 19:04:43 EST ABC Positive Word and /or phrase Game..... in Alphabet order use a positive word or phrase you can also use emoticons if you like <BR> and have fun... Tue, 25 Aug 2009 13:32:04 EST Did you Huddle with your team today ? <em>104</em> Yep Tue, 25 Aug 2009 13:29:33 EST AUGUST personal Challenges * Goals * etc... feel free to post AUGUST <BR> <BR> Challenges goals etc... here... and dont forget to keep us posted Sat, 1 Aug 2009 16:22:10 EST I need positive self help My life is going nowhere. At age 60 I'm still where I was only heavier! I'm over cautious and tend to stand in the shadows observing people and things. I want to be a doer and an achiever! I'm tired of not getting anything done or completed in my life that I start. <BR> IS THERE ANY HELP? Sun, 26 Jul 2009 08:45:29 EST Sharing * helpful tips* Health and Wellness Please share any helpful hints here.... <BR> <BR> what seems to be working for you? <BR> <BR> what changes are you seeing as you are making these lifestyle changes? <BR> <BR> Mon, 6 Jul 2009 18:46:09 EST Stepping into Shape You can either keep track through pedometer tracking <BR> or just the amount of time you spent ... (treadmill/walking/jogging... etc) <BR> <BR> Your choice whatever works for you Thu, 2 Jul 2009 09:08:08 EST JULY Personal Goals, challenges etc... List here what you wish to see come to life in JULY <BR> <BR> <BR> BELIEVING is ACHIEVING.... Wed, 1 Jul 2009 18:54:00 EST Changing Your Mind .... use this forum to jot down thoughts that seem to be weighing you down... thoughts that may need to be changed... <BR> <BR> sometimes we just get stuck in a certain habit of thinking .... so by jotting it down... sometimes it can help to shift our thinking Wed, 1 Jul 2009 18:37:12 EST It's A NEW DAY... come say ** Hi ** <em>188</em> ** HI ** everyone... <BR> <BR> I hope everyone is having a great first day of JULY... <BR> <BR> <BR> ~~BLESSings~~ this WEIRDnWILD Wednesday ~~0:) Wed, 1 Jul 2009 18:28:09 EST How can this team help your meet your goals? Does this team help you meet your goals? If so, how? If not, what would you like to see on this team to help you achieve YOUR GOALS? <em>38</em> Mon, 8 Jun 2009 16:42:11 EST Are you realizing your dream? My goal, 2.75 years ago, was to become healthy. I decided that my health was the most important thing. If I did not have health, wealth would matter little, my relationships would be adversely affected, and I would feel miserable. It is taking me a while to read, learn, practice, make mistake, start over, and now I am finally on my path to health. I discovered many things along the way and I have discarded many things as well. I am still learning, but I am realizing my dream: physically, emot... Thu, 4 Jun 2009 14:20:28 EST Welcome New Members. I believe that anyone can conquer fear by doing the things he fears to do, provided he keeps doing them until he gets a record of successful experiences behind him.-Eleanor Roosevelt <BR> <BR> Just do it! <BR> <BR> Welcome all new members, remember that you can do anything that you commit yourself to do and you CAN Make Your Life Happen On Purpose! <BR> <BR> <em>235</em> Wed, 27 May 2009 16:03:36 EST Taking responsibility leads to success By accepting responsibility of everything going on in our lives, we empower ourselves to change it. If we are victims of powers outside of our control, then we can't Make Our Life Happen on Purpose. The Secret of Success is accepting full responsibility and taking ACTION to change everything that we don't like into qualities that we do. We can all do this! <BR> <em>85</em> Tue, 12 May 2009 12:40:18 EST Another new person :) Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I joined this group because I'd like to lead a more mindful existence. <BR> <BR> I'm looking forward to talking with you! <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Mon, 27 Apr 2009 21:43:49 EST Hi everyone, new I saw this site and had to join, I am so tired of watching my life go by, don't get me wrong its not all bad but theres more I just know glad to have found you Mon, 27 Apr 2009 04:24:45 EST Positive Self-talk "The Law of Affirmation: Fully 95 percent of your thinking and feeling is determined by the way you talk to yourself. Your inner dialogue is accepted as commands by your subconscious mind. Talk to yourself positively and constructively all the time, even when you don't feel like it." <BR> - Brian Tracy Sun, 26 Apr 2009 20:06:57 EST The Power of Giving "The Law of Giving: The more you give of yourself without expectation of return, the more good that will come back to you, from the most unexpected sources. You will only be truly happy when you feel that you are making a real difference in the world by serving others in some way." <BR> - Brian Tracy <BR> Sat, 25 Apr 2009 18:50:38 EST Applying and doing what we know "Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Wishing is not enough; we must do." <BR> -- Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe, Author Sat, 18 Apr 2009 22:10:36 EST what made you smile... what made you smile today from the heart? <BR> <BR> <em>26</em> <em>410</em> <em>129</em> <em>179</em> Sun, 22 Mar 2009 12:01:18 EST The Mind, Body, and Spirit Connection When we set goals, such as health it is not a one dimensional path that we travel. There are son many intertwined factors. We need a healthy diet, this is different for each person, one has to find it. There is no one size fits all. The food choices we make affect us both physically and mentally. We need healthy exercise, again this is unique to each person. What do you like to do, what can you do, what is good for you to do. etc. Like the food choices we make, exercise affects both our body ... Sun, 15 Mar 2009 18:28:21 EST Life is for Sharing <link><BR>eurl=<BR>player_embedded </link> Wed, 11 Mar 2009 17:56:04 EST I am struggling I can not seem to get the scale started down, which is leading to some very unwise choices foodwise. I can not figure out why I keep sabotaging myself! I am just looking for any suggrstions anyone might have. <BR> <BR> love and life, <BR> Raven Wed, 11 Mar 2009 15:52:41 EST hey everyone all i can say is, i never thought id find a group dealing with exactly the same issue im dealing with... suits me perfectly!!!! <BR> i dont have much time right now because im studying, but i will come back and check all the topics... <BR> glad to have found you guys and definitely hoping to make life happen for me... TODAY!!! <BR> <BR> xoxo Fri, 27 Feb 2009 08:30:09 EST "I'll Do It Tomorrow" Is Not Good Enough Realize That "I'll Do It Tomorrow" Is Not Good Enough <BR> by Gary Vurnum <BR> <BR> ================ <BR> <BR> Welcome to your future. <BR> <BR> By the time you have finished reading this sentence you will have lost time that you will never be able to get back. <BR> <BR> Sorry! <BR> <BR> As each second of the clock ticks by - you are living in what you would have called the future just a few seconds ago. <BR> <BR> That's why you should never put off doing what you can do right now until... Wed, 25 Feb 2009 10:18:16 EST Enjoy the Human Experience... Hello everyone: <BR> <BR> I know it's been a while since I've actually taken the time to write here, I usually just post those things that inspire me and help me make decisions to continue to move forward in the direction of my dreams. I feel that if they inspire me they might do the same for someone else, even if I'm not aware of the impact they might have in others. <BR> <BR> As I mentioned before I've been preparing for a big move. In the next couple of weeks I'll be moving to Israel, a... Sat, 21 Feb 2009 16:43:32 EST Start what you want to Finish!.... Let's assume that you are building a house. <BR> <BR> You plan it, <BR> You work out how much you can afford <BR> You source all of the materials <BR> You lay the foundations <BR> You build your house. <BR> <BR> Would you 'not get around' to building the house if you were bored by how long it took to plan it? <BR> <BR> I don't think so. <BR> <BR> Would you stop building if you had a problem with the type of bricks you were using? <BR> <BR> No. You'd go and source some more suitable ones.... Fri, 20 Feb 2009 08:58:08 EST Life The beauty of Wisdom~ <BR> <BR> hugs xoxo <BR> Anita <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Wed, 18 Feb 2009 09:43:12 EST Are you going to Finish Strong? I don't think this needs any of my words.. <BR> <BR> Hugs xoxo <BR> Anita <BR> <BR> <link><BR>-finish-strong.html </link> Mon, 16 Feb 2009 15:00:09 EST A Celebration of Love Today is Valentine's Day, a day chosen to "Celebrate Love" and though we would all like to have someone special to celebrate with that may not always be the case. <BR> <BR> I remember when I was in elementary school, I used to look forward to this day; in those days we had to give cards to everyone in our class and I'd spend days preparing for that. I'd give the best cards to those friends I loved the most, I tried not to be too obvious with the boy I had a crush on at the time, but he woul... Sat, 14 Feb 2009 08:42:36 EST What do you want to make happen on purpose? For some it is wealth, health, weight loss, friends, love, fame, etc. What is your most important goal? What one thing, when you achieve it would make all other things possible? <BR> <BR> Two years ago, i chose "health" as my most important goal. It is my understanding from my studies that if I become healthy, the many other things will fall into place: my weight will normalize, as it is a symptom, not a cause. Once I am fully healthy, my whole outlook on life will be more balanced and posit... Fri, 13 Feb 2009 17:14:56 EST Daily Inspirations (add a tale?) A friend of mine here on spark had just started in late December. She was close to 300 as was I when I started, with some same issues so we sort of bonded. After her initial big numbers started to level out down to only 2 and 1 pounds a week she started to get obsessive and piling up more and more things to track, to watch, to do better and I could see myself in what she was doing and how it was hurting her efforts. She joined more teams in the hopes to get back some motivation..she starte... Mon, 2 Feb 2009 15:07:53 EST Aim For A Life 'Remix' Aim For A Life 'Remix' <BR> by Gary Vurnum <BR> ========================== <BR> <BR> Here you can learn a lesson from the music industry. <BR> <BR> Have you noticed how practically every release these days has a remix? <BR> <BR> When I was younger it was a big thing to have a remix of a record, but now even whole albums just of remixes climb up the charts. <BR> <BR> There is a very good reason. Different versions of the same song appeal to different people - therefore more people are incl... Sun, 1 Feb 2009 09:28:13 EST On a Day like today If you could do anything you wanted, what would you do on a Day like Today? Thu, 29 Jan 2009 09:51:41 EST Uniting the World through Music... Puts a big smile on my face!!! <em>30</em> <em>276</em> <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Tue, 27 Jan 2009 05:14:55 EST Begin With The End In Mind Begin With The End In Mind <BR> by Gary Vurnum <BR> ==================== <BR> <BR> You wouldn't get on an aeroplane without any idea of where you want to go. <BR> <BR> You wouldn't just get in the car and drive aimlessly around not having the slightest idea of where you want to go. <BR> <BR> So - why do you do it with your life? <BR> <BR> I know exactly where I want to go and who I want to become. Do you? <BR> <BR> Everything that I do today, I only do because it moves me closer to where... Thu, 22 Jan 2009 21:46:59 EST Who wants to be at their healthiest weight? The reason that I joined SparkPeople was to get healthier and return to a healthy weight. Like most people who are overweight, I had read many diet books, was aware of most of the fad, the gimmicks, the false promises, and all of the exercise books too. <BR> <BR> Two years ago, I decided, after reading Brian Tracy's Goals, that my most important goal was to become healthy. I found SparkPeople when I was simply searching for an online calorie counter. I had paid to belong to three other sites... Wed, 21 Jan 2009 23:51:04 EST The Power of One The Power of One <BR> by Karl Moore <BR> <BR> Do you ever have one of those days where you think everything is impossible? <BR> <BR> On those days, do you find yourself thinking what difference can 'little old me' make to the world at large? <BR> <BR> You know, I occasionally have those days too. <BR> <BR> Something happens that challenges my serenity ... and, suddenly, I can feel a little lost and forget just how much difference I can really make. <BR> <BR> When that happens, I remind m... Wed, 14 Jan 2009 15:52:44 EST 10 Tips, How to get People to Like You <link> </link> Mon, 12 Jan 2009 08:46:04 EST Three techniques to beat procrastination <link> </link> Mon, 12 Jan 2009 08:38:36 EST How To Set Personsal Goals In 2009 <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Sat, 10 Jan 2009 09:20:39 EST Take a short cut Everything that I think that I need to do is all only in order to propel me to some place that when I get there, I think I will be happier. So, everything that I am doing, no matter what it is, all of my lists of rights and wrongs… are all about me getting to a manifestation that I believe I will then be happier... So, why don’t I take a short cut and just go get happy? <BR> <BR> Abraham-Hicks <BR> Excerpted from a workshop in Washington, DC on Saturday, May 1st, 2004 <BR> <BR> Our Love, ... Fri, 9 Jan 2009 20:33:03 EST Roll With The Punches I've always said it, "It's not what happens to you, but what you do with what happens to you!" <BR> <BR> What do you do? <BR> <BR> Hugs xoxo <BR> Anita <BR> <BR> Roll With The Punches <BR> by Gary Vurnum <BR> ============================== <BR> <BR> We all suffer setbacks…it's part of this challenge called'life'. <BR> <BR> There are going to some days in your life that won't go to plan. Things won't work, events won't go your way, you'll run late, you'll feel shattered, every that can g... Fri, 9 Jan 2009 12:22:54 EST HAPPINESS! Starting the new year with HAPPINESS! <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Wed, 7 Jan 2009 01:26:48 EST Never Sell Yourself Short In a few more hours it'll be a New Year, and I want to take this opportunity to wish you all that you wish for yourselves. Remember that every day is a do over, that you can start a new year every day of your lives, and always keep on moving in the direction of your dreams. <BR> <BR> Warm hugs to each and every one of you! <BR> Anita <BR> <BR> Never Sell Yourself Short <BR> by Gary Vurnum <BR> ======================= <BR> <BR> We all have faults. But we also all have unique talents. <BR> ... Wed, 31 Dec 2008 20:54:56 EST Don't EVER Give Up! You're ALL winners.... <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Happy Holidays! <BR> <BR> Hugs xoxo <BR> Anita <BR> <em>233</em> <em>263</em> <em>144</em> <em>220</em> Tue, 23 Dec 2008 21:42:23 EST Leap! The Movie <BR> <BR> The trailer really doesn't do this documentary justice. I went to a screening of it, really liked it. It starts off explaining the illusion concept, but then also goes into what to do with that information. <BR> <BR> At the Q&A forum afterwards he gave the analogy of the life of a butterfly. Starts off as the caterpillar (going about our lives), then it goes into a cocoon and becomes a crystalis... everything changes into this mush, then it emerges through the... Sat, 20 Dec 2008 19:31:38 EST Tis that Season Again! It doesn't matter who you are, where you are or what you celebrate this season, what matters is that whatever you do you do it with JOY and PASSION, and make it contagious so you can also bring HAPPINESS to others Over and Over and Over again! <BR> <link><BR>feature=related# </link> <BR> <BR> From my little family to yours, blessings and hugs everyone xoxo <BR> <BR> Ilana, Josh Chloe and Anita <BR> Sat, 20 Dec 2008 14:21:57 EST Bite the Bullet "Bite the Bullet" <BR> by Dick Warn <BR> <BR> Origin: In the days before effective anesthetics, soldiers were given bullets to bite on to help them endure pain. Today, "bite the bullet" means that you accept the consequences of a difficult and often painful decision. <BR> <BR> The very fabric of our life is woven by choices we make. Some are well thought out and made deliberately. Others are "chosen" by default -- no decision is still a decision. <BR> <BR> My second wife, the mother o... Sat, 20 Dec 2008 13:54:23 EST Don't Quit I read this for the first time over 30 years ago while still living in Mexico City. It struck a cord back then that still vibtates today. <BR> <BR> Have a great weekend! <BR> Hugs xoxo <BR> Anita <BR> <BR> When things go wrong, as they sometimes will <BR> When the road you're trudging seems all up hill <BR> When the funds are low and the debts are high <BR> And you want to smile, but have to sigh <BR> When care is pressing you down a bit... <BR> Rest if you must, but don't you quit. <BR> ... Sat, 13 Dec 2008 15:54:55 EST Steps to Happiness Steps to Happiness <BR> by Author Unknown <BR> <BR> Everybody Knows, <BR> You can't be all things to all people. <BR> You can't do all things at once. <BR> You can't do all things equally well. <BR> You can't do all things better than everyone else. <BR> Your humanity is showing just like everyone else's. <BR> <BR> So, <BR> You have to find out who you are, and be that. <BR> You have to decide what comes first, and do that. <BR> You have to discover your strengths, and use them. <BR> You ... Wed, 10 Dec 2008 19:09:04 EST Parallel Parked in a Perpendicular World. Sharing something I wrote for my blog yesterday, too long to post here, hope you enjoy it! <BR> <BR> Good night everyone,like we say in m y country of origin, "Dream of Angels" <BR> <BR> Hugs xoxo <BR> Anita <BR> <BR> <link><BR>rallel-parked-in-perpendicular-world.h<BR>tml#links </link> Sun, 7 Dec 2008 00:16:31 EST The Mom Song Couldn't have said it better myself <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> Hugs xoxo <BR> Anita <BR> <BR> <link><BR>/the-mom-song/ </link> <BR> <BR> Sat, 6 Dec 2008 23:56:54 EST The Diaper Full Cycle The Diaper Full Cycle <BR> by Dr. Mark Shaffer <BR> <BR> It's amazing how time distorts perspective. Emotions change as time transpires. Take the diaper. At first the excitement and anticipation we experience when we first wrap the silky smooth skin of our newborn in the first of an infinite pile of disposable gem catchers. Because after all, our treasures can only create gems. <BR> <BR> They're so cute and soft and loving. So defenseless and dependent, a bundle of dreams, hopes and unful... Sat, 6 Dec 2008 23:48:12 EST Musts vs Shoulds: The Power Of Clarity And Purpose There are two videos on this link, make sure to watch them both and go 'Make Life Happen on Purpose!' <BR> <BR> Hugs xoxo <BR> Anita <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Thu, 4 Dec 2008 08:04:33 EST Finish Strong <link> </link> Thu, 4 Dec 2008 08:02:22 EST Choose the Right Snacks Today's Small Change: Eat for energy. <BR> <BR> Does your energy level flatline in the midafternoon? Do you dread exercising or find it hard to get through your walks without feeling fatigued? If so, your body may actually be low on fuel. <BR> Going too long without eating can make you feel tired, cranky, and spacey. Small, healthy snacks or mini meals that include both protein and carbohydrates can help keep your energy levels high throughout the day. What's more, they take very little ti... Wed, 3 Dec 2008 08:19:06 EST Wishing and Laziness... Do you find that some of your sentences begin with... <BR> <BR> "I wish I could....." <BR> <BR> Well...shouldn't they really begin with... <BR> <BR> "I don't think I could....." <BR> <BR> Or perhaps... <BR> <BR> "I'd like to...but I'll never get around to....." <BR> <BR> In my life...wishes play no part. <BR> <BR> And neither should they in YOUR life, either! <BR> <BR> I'm fast coming to the realization that if I stop believing that I CAN do what a lot of people whom I aspire to be li... Mon, 1 Dec 2008 22:24:19 EST Stay connected The Holiday season is a wonderful time to Reconnect with a friend. <BR> <BR> Research shows that friendships not only enhance your life but also protect and improve your health. And studies show that the happiest people are those who have both good mental health and good social relationships. <BR> <BR> Think about the relationships you have with people outside your family — your friends, coworkers, neighbors, and others you have daily contact with. Who do you consider your friends? Would ... Fri, 28 Nov 2008 08:41:51 EST Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! I'm Thankful for all of You! <BR> <BR> Hugs xoxo <BR> Anita <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ode=WQ26144948 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>190</em> Sun, 23 Nov 2008 14:10:27 EST Work On Enhancing Your Skills Work On Enhancing Your Skills <BR> by Gary Vurnum <BR> ============================== <BR> <BR> Do you remember how you felt when you walked out of school or college for the last time? <BR> <BR> No more learning, and revising for exams EVER again! <BR> <BR> BIG mistake! <BR> <BR> The great Charlie "Tremendous" Jones summed it up very well when he said <BR> <BR> "You are the same today as you'll be in five years, except for two things: the people you meet, and the books you read." <BR> <... Sun, 23 Nov 2008 00:48:56 EST Work, Family, Self -- The Art of Balance Work, Family, Self -- The Art of Balance <BR> by Marla Gracia <BR> <BR> Do you feel like you are being pulled in multiple directions at the same time? Many of us do. There are so many things competing for our attention and it's a difficult task at best to maintain any kind of balance, but it is possible. Here are a few tips to help you get things into balance. <BR> <BR> 1. Take care of you. It may sound selfish at first glance, but think about the logic of this concept. When flight attendan... Sat, 22 Nov 2008 09:47:57 EST The Gifts of Life The Gifts of Life <BR> by Karl Moore <BR> <BR> Life is a gift <BR> In fact, every moment is a gift. <BR> <BR> And, when you are open to life's gifts, you create abundance. <BR> <BR> Life is also a great adventure ... a journey of discovery ... and you receive the journey that is meant for you at this time. <BR> <BR> This journey will offer many gifts but you may not always see it until you open your eyes. <BR> <BR> In some situations, you may think your particular journey is devoid of g... Fri, 21 Nov 2008 14:34:45 EST 10 ways to Raise your Vibrations! 10 tips by Iain Legg I really enjoyed: <BR> <BR> 1. DON'T give away your power to people. Take responsibility for your life. If things aren't going as hoped in your life, re examine your deepest beliefs. Swap limiting beliefs for empowering ones. <BR> <BR> 2. DO get a pet! According to Power vs Force, a purring cat vibrates at 500 (anything over 200 is Good..) pet dog Cass must vibrate at least 800 with her loving licks and devotion! (She is nicknamed 'Licky' by my friends!) <BR> ... Thu, 20 Nov 2008 13:22:29 EST Don't Drink Your Calories Most people don't realize how quickly they can drink their calories, and when they cut back on sugary drinks, they almost instantly lose weight. That makes sense when you realize that a 12-ounce can of soda has 150 calories and the equivalent of about 10 teaspoons of sugar. You can lose half a pound a week simply by cutting out two sodas a day — talk about the benefits of small changes! <BR> <BR> Today, cut your intake of sugary soft drinks to no more than 8 oz. a day. If you're used to dri... Tue, 18 Nov 2008 09:52:55 EST What is Courage? Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.” — Baltasar Gracián <BR> <BR> What stops us? Keeps us from doing what we need to do? Prevents us from experiencing the depth of relationships, love and meaning in our lives? <BR> <BR> Fear is something we all experience—it’s part of the human condition. The only way to dispel fear is to look it in the face and utilize courage. Courage is not the absence of fear, it’s the triumph over it, revealing to you what you’re truly capable of. Fri, 14 Nov 2008 18:24:55 EST Happiness, Passion and Friendship This is what happiness, passion and friendship sound, feel, act and look like~ <BR> <BR> Hugs xoxo <BR> Anita <BR> <BR> <link><BR>NR=1 </link> Fri, 14 Nov 2008 00:53:52 EST Take a Breather Today's Small Change: Take a five-minute breather each day. <BR> Take a Breather <BR> When I talk to people about the importance of proper breathing, I get a lot of skeptical looks. Yet deep, slow, focused breathing can change the way you feel, give you an emotional lift, and reduce stress and anxiety! <BR> When you breathe, you deliver oxygen to all of your body's cells, including those in your brain. (If you've ever held your breath too long and become light-headed, it was because your br... Tue, 11 Nov 2008 09:29:10 EST The Trap of a Dream Ive never heard GRATITUDE described so well. I'm grateful to have come across it! <BR> <BR> Hugs xoxo <BR> Anita <BR> <BR> <link><BR>feature=related </link> Tue, 11 Nov 2008 06:35:53 EST Ask Yourself Difficult Questions I'm making MAJOR changes in my life, I will share them with you soon. I hope you are too! <BR> <BR> Hugs xoxo <BR> Anita <BR> <BR> Ask Yourself Difficult Questions <BR> by Gary Vurnum <BR> <BR> ======================== <BR> <BR> Are you REALLY ready to make the effort to change your life? <BR> <BR> It's all very well saying it…but are you backing it with some cold, hard effort? <BR> <BR> YOU…and you alone have the power to get what you want…and choose who and where you want to be. But ... Sun, 9 Nov 2008 23:30:39 EST Power Play Today's Small Change: Take time to play. <BR> Power Play <BR> When you were a kid in school, there was usually a break in the middle of the day for recess — time set aside specifically so you could play. <BR> Consider how often you play today. Play can be considered any activity that you find pleasurable or enjoyable. Play is crucial to our mental creativity, health, and happiness — yet adults tend to forget about the importance of having fun. <BR> <BR> Many of us try to multitask to make... Fri, 7 Nov 2008 08:33:07 EST Help! I hate veggies!! Eating plenty of vegetables— they're loaded with nutrients and though they have few calories, they're highly satisfying. But wait — you say you simply hate vegetables? Here are some ideas to help you get a few more into your diet: <BR> <BR> Be sneaky. Sneaking vegetables into foods you already like is a good option. Stir some canned pumpkin into your oatmeal, add finely grated carrot to your pasta sauce, sneak peas into the macaroni and cheese, or add extra vegetables to your chicken noodle... Tue, 4 Nov 2008 09:00:55 EST In order to do what you wanna do... You just have to want it badly enough... <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Tue, 4 Nov 2008 00:34:07 EST Visualizing your new dream body A great 4 minute video. <link><BR>feature=related </link> Mon, 3 Nov 2008 11:04:23 EST Are You Sabotaging Your Plan to Exercise More? You know exercise is good for you, right? But regular exercise is like pushing water uphill. You do it for a couple of days - and then try and forget about it, because it’s just too hard. Sounds familiar? <BR> <BR> There is a better way. Read this great article from LIFESTYLE: <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>are-you-sabotaging-your-pla-to-exercis<BR>e-more.html </link> Thu, 30 Oct 2008 08:48:10 EST Become A Perpetual Student Become A Perpetual Student <BR> by Gary Vurnum <BR> ================== <BR> <BR> Have you ever watched a six year old playing? <BR> <BR> The other day my daughter wanted her Barbie to have a train to sit in…so she found a cardboard box, some plastic, some string and some paint…and thirty minutes later Barbie was sitting in her brand new pink train, rolling down a track made of string! <BR> <BR> Why did my daughter want Barbie to have a train? Because she was learning about them from books ... Thu, 30 Oct 2008 01:40:16 EST Choose the right shoes Today's Small Change: Start off on the right foot. <BR> Choose the Right Shoes <BR> Walking regularly is one of the cornerstones of most fitness programs. A great thing about walking is that you need a minimum of equipment to be able to do it. One item you shouldn't skimp on, though, is a good pair of walking shoes. If your sneakers are falling apart, or if all you've got in your closet are high heels, it's time to invest in a new pair. <BR> <BR> Walking shoes are designed to support your ... Wed, 29 Oct 2008 08:45:56 EST Trans fat Attact Today's Small Change: Transition from trans fats. <BR> Trans Fat Attack <BR> Trans fat is the worst kind of fat for your health because it both raises bad cholesterol and lowers good cholesterol. Trans fat is formed when oil is hydrogenated, or processed to become solid. <BR> <BR> When hydrogenated fats like margarine and shortening were first invented, they became the ingredient of choice because they were cheaper, more shelf-stable, and thought to be healthier than butter. It was only rec... Tue, 28 Oct 2008 10:03:21 EST Choose Action Over Perfection Choose Action Over Perfection <BR> by Gary Vurnum <BR> ================== <BR> <BR> I'm as guilty as anyone. <BR> <BR> I've had my new almost finished ebook sitting on my hard drive for a couple of months. It's complete except for a few appendices that I really want to add. <BR> <BR> But what use is it if it is just 'sitting there' not doing anything? <BR> <BR> I've done most of the hard work in writing it…yet I want it to be 'perfect'. I'm proud of it already…but I really want to finish ... Mon, 27 Oct 2008 11:16:31 EST Like a Bird without wings... Something beautiful to listen to before going to sleep. Sweet dreams everyone. <em>102</em> <BR> <BR> Hugs xoxo <BR> Anita <BR> <BR> <link><BR>feature=related </link> Sun, 26 Oct 2008 22:29:40 EST I want to make it happen I joined sp in aug. 06. I love it here. Joe731 invited me to this group and I;m really glad to be part of this team. I am goal oriented, so I feel at home. I want to be active in this group, but recently started leading a team called, can't do this on my own. I will make a conscious effort to be active here as well. I m trying to eat avoid getting diabetes. I have a family history and other factors that put me at risk. I crave sweet things and struggle at staying away from food that i... Sun, 26 Oct 2008 07:55:10 EST Make Small Decisions Quickly Make Small Decisions Quickly <BR> by Gary Vurnum <BR> <BR> ================== <BR> <BR> I'm a gut-feeling man. <BR> <BR> I take the information on board…think a bit…then go with my best guess. <BR> <BR> "But what if it's wrong?" you may cry. <BR> <BR> "So what?" would be my answer. <BR> <BR> It's better than not even making the decision in the first place! <BR> <BR> Successful people know that they need to make decisions.It's part of what sets them about from others. <BR> <BR> They kn... Fri, 24 Oct 2008 06:18:58 EST Fall into Your Life! Fall into Your Life! <BR> John Seeley <BR> <BR> <BR> Now that summer is over we can refocus back on doing what we said we were going to do before life got in the way. <BR> <BR> Many people write off this time of year with the excuse of there's too much going on with school, and the holidays. What's your excuse? Many people are worried about their financial situation. <BR> <BR> Remember to focus on what you want to create, not on your fears. You get what you put your energy on, so kee... Fri, 24 Oct 2008 06:09:24 EST hi everybody!!! i am very happy to be here among friends. my name is lori. i am 54 years old married to a wonderful guy of many years. 13 grandchildren and loads of fun. i love the red hats and looking for a new group in largo or near... largo florida. i quitt smoking about 9 months ago and also started to eat good etc. well i went from a cute little lady to just fat. i hope you visit my sparks page to really get a big smile. i love animals of all sorts. read under other blogs, about our beautiful darcy dog.... Tue, 21 Oct 2008 13:15:04 EST Faith Means... "Faith means making a virtue out of not thinking" <BR> <BR> ~Bill Maher~ Fri, 17 Oct 2008 01:55:50 EST See it "Once you have started seeing the beauty of life, <BR> ugliness starts disappearing. <BR> If you start looking at life with joy, <BR> sadness starts disappearing. <BR> You cannot have heaven and hell together, <BR> you can have only one. <BR> It is your choice."~ <BR> <BR> Osho <BR> Mon, 13 Oct 2008 15:11:53 EST Modern convenience Jordan's Tip of the Day <BR> From the author of The Maker's Diet <BR> <BR> A Technology Break <BR> Do you really need an electric juicer or a TV remote control with 40 different buttons? Technology is supposed to make our lives less complicated, but sometimes it has the opposite effect. Next time you're in your kitchen or your living room, take stock of what really simplifies your life and what just takes up space. <BR> <BR> Mon, 13 Oct 2008 09:17:55 EST Right on!!!!!! This just came right now as part of my horoscope, and I thought it was RIGHT ON!!! so I wanted to share it with you because it applies to us all! Have a fabulous weekend everyone, <BR> <BR> Hugs xoxo <BR> Anita <BR> <BR> Boredom occurs when you're not happily occupied. If you really have to spend 40 hours of your life a week making money to support the rest of it, shouldn't you enjoy it? <em>244</em> <em>205</em> <em>279</em> <em>105</em> Fri, 10 Oct 2008 21:54:24 EST Use Your Time Wisely Use Your Time Wisely <BR> by Gary Vurnum <BR> =============== <BR> <BR> "Time is more valuable than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time." <BR> <BR> This quote from Jim Rohn is one of my all-time favorites. <BR> From the day I started to live my life by the time bank, rather than the money bank, my life changed. <BR> <BR> What if I asked you to give me a dollar every minute for the rest of your life? Would you? Of course you wouldn't even if I threatened you…or begg... Fri, 10 Oct 2008 05:54:22 EST Smile "Start every day off with a smile and get it over with." -- W. C. Fields - <em>30</em> Fri, 10 Oct 2008 05:43:28 EST Don't Let Other People Run Your Life Don't Let Other People Run Your Life <BR> by Gary Vurnum <BR> =============== <BR> <BR> You probably have seen them. They walk in…and blame someone else for them being late. Or their alarm didn't go off. They don't socialise with you because they worry what their <BR> spouse might think. <BR> <BR> They don't speak up in meetings because they worry that other people are going to think that they are stupid. They never take on something new…because they are afraid of the <BR> responsibility... Wed, 8 Oct 2008 02:18:00 EST Give Faith a fighting chance I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there' and it will move.~ <BR> <BR> Jesus <BR> <BR> Matthew 17:20 <BR> Tue, 7 Oct 2008 15:13:16 EST How to meditate <link><BR>NR=1 </link> Sun, 5 Oct 2008 10:50:44 EST Work Harder Than You Think You Should One of the reasons why I'm not around as much as I used to is because I'm really 'Making my life Happen on Purpose.' <BR> <BR> I am creating a social life that keeps me busy every day if I found the time, I have a job I like but since it's not the job of my dreams I go to work with joy and then prepare to move into the field of my dreams. <BR> <BR> For that I prepare by taking courses, reading books and talking to experts, I keep a blog that I'm proud of, read, workout when I'm not too laz... Sat, 4 Oct 2008 00:50:17 EST Opposites, Practice, Experiences, Love, Security, Opposites, Practice, Experiences, Love, Security, & Manipulation <BR> <BR> The Way of the Peaceful Warrior <BR> "Life calls for an integration of apparent opposites. As peaceful warriors, we need to keep our head in the clouds but our feet on the ground (even when floating in cosmic bliss we are still responsible for remembering our zip code)." <BR> - Dan Millman <BR> <BR> The Laws of Success <BR> "The Law of Practice: Whatever you practice over and over becomes a new habit. You can devel... Tue, 30 Sep 2008 17:08:33 EST Disillusions, Visualizations, Hunger, Love, Attrac Disillusions, Visualizations, Hunger, Love, Attraction <BR> <BR> The Way of the Peaceful Warrior <BR> "Those disillusioned with the Western path of external success turn to the Eastern path and inner exploration. The peaceful warrior's way embraces both East & West, flesh and spirit, faith and reason, a peaceful heart and warrior spirit." <BR> - Dan Millman <BR> <BR> The Laws of Success <BR> "The Law of Visualization: The world around you is an out picturing of the world within you. The i... Mon, 29 Sep 2008 18:34:58 EST Coincidence? Did you know this? <BR> <BR> 99% of people have ideas that can grow into <BR> profitable business. <BR> <BR> 64% are thinking about taking action on it... <BR> <BR> ...but only 4% actually do. <BR> <BR> 1% transforms the idea to multi-million dollar <BR> business. <BR> <BR> That explains why 1% of population controls 99% <BR> of world's wealth. <BR> <BR> INTERESTING FACT: 4% of population set goals <BR> for themselves. 1% does it effectively. <BR> <BR> Coincidence? <BR> <BR> I do... Mon, 29 Sep 2008 11:25:09 EST Explore! Dream! Discover! "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sailaway from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails.Explore. Dream. Discover." -- Mark Twain Mon, 29 Sep 2008 11:19:18 EST Navigating, Positive Thought & Speech, Learning, W Navigating, Positive Thought & Speech, Learning, Weight, Truth <BR> <BR> The Way of the Peaceful Warrior <BR> "When navigating the ocean of spirituality, through worlds of magical thinking, cultivate discernment, critical thinking, and common sense." <BR> - Dan Millman <BR> <BR> The Laws of Success <BR> "The Law of Reversibility: Your thoughts and feelings determine your actions, and your actions, in turn, determine your thoughts and feelings. By acting in a positive, pleasant, and optimi... Sun, 28 Sep 2008 03:15:46 EST Yearning, Expression, Sharing, Positivity, Forgive Yearning, Expression, Sharing, Positivity, Forgiveness <BR> <BR> The Way of the Peaceful Warrior <BR> "Most of us share a yearning for “something more” a sense of peace that transcends the stuff of ordinary life. This is the promise of spiritual practice and inner work." <BR> - Dan Millman <BR> <BR> The Laws of Success <BR> "The Law of Expression: Whatever is expressed is impressed. Whatever you say to yourself with emotion generates thoughts, ideas, and behaviors consistent with those wo... Sun, 28 Sep 2008 02:40:37 EST Riches, Flowers, Dreams, Gossip, & Work Riches, Flowers, Dreams, Gossip, & Work <BR> <BR> The Way of the Peaceful Warrior <BR> "There are two ways to be rich: You earn, inherit, borrow, beg or steal enough money to meet all your desires; or you cultivate a simple lifestyle of few desires." <BR> - Dan Millman <BR> <BR> The Laws of Success <BR> "The Law of Substitution: Your conscious mind can only hold one thought at a time, positive or negative. You can decide to be happy by substituting positive thoughts for negative ones. Yo... Fri, 26 Sep 2008 18:26:50 EST Challenge The Status-Quo I don't know about you but I'm a rebel. I'll admit I'll break every rule I can so long as I don't hurt anyone in the process. I believe we are all unique and as such have unique talents and the responsibility to find ours, do you know what yours is? I challenge you to find it! <BR> <BR> Hugs xoxo <BR> Anita <BR> <BR> Challenge The Status-Quo <BR> by Gary Vurnum <BR> ====================== <BR> <BR> It's almost as if we are expected to be robots. <BR> <BR> Our parents' generation were happ... Fri, 26 Sep 2008 00:46:27 EST Distortion, Reframing, Happiness, Open, & Praise Distortions, Reframing, Happiness, Openness, & Praise <BR> <BR> The Way of the Peaceful Warrior <BR> "Once we detect the distortions and smudges on our windows to the world, we can reconnect with the clear and simple reality beyond our filters." <BR> - Dan Millman <BR> <BR> The Laws of Success <BR> "The Law of Happiness: The quality of your life is determined by how you feel at any given moment. How you feel is determined by how you interpret what is happening around you, not by the event... Thu, 25 Sep 2008 10:59:07 EST BEAUTIFUL PLANET !!!! <link><BR>et_earth.wmv </link> <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> Thu, 25 Sep 2008 08:09:33 EST Hello again just wanted to reintroduce myself. I haven't been using spark for a few months and trying to get back to it. I'm looking forward to being involved with this team again! Thu, 25 Sep 2008 03:38:11 EST Practice Patience in your Persistence... While persistence is the determination to strive to achieve your ultimate goal, there is another virtue of equally great value. Persistence keeps us moving inside ourselves to see the purpose behind the purpose, but patience is the wisdom behind persistence. <BR> <BR> Patience cautions us to focus our efforts on what we can change while accepting what we cannot. When external circumstance rains on our parade, patience is our umbrella. Rather than blaming what we cannot control, patience is t... Wed, 24 Sep 2008 20:11:26 EST Now, Character, Emotions, Happiness, Listening,.. Now, Character, Emotions, Happiness, Listening, & Thoughts <BR> <BR> The Way of the Peaceful Warrior <BR> "There is only this present moment. When one fully understands this moment, there’s nothing else to do, nothing else to pursue." <BR> - Dan Millman <BR> <BR> Character <BR> "Hard work spotlights the character of people. Some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses and some don't turn up at all." <BR> -- Sam Ewing, Writer <BR> <BR> The Laws of Success <BR> "The Law of Emotion:... Wed, 24 Sep 2008 18:38:33 EST Feeding your heart and soul I find that when I am feeding my heart and soul that food loses its power...."its edge" in fact when I am a little manic and looking...looking...looking for food that is rarely what I need. How do you feed your heart/soul which indirectly leads to weight loss success? <BR> Today I sat in our woods and listened to the wind and was still...while smelling fall in the air. Kathy Wed, 24 Sep 2008 13:35:05 EST Self-image, Efforts, Integrity, Heart, Listening, Self-image, Efforts, Integrity, Heart, Listening, & Praise <BR> <BR> "Self-image sets the boundaries of accomplishment." <BR> -Maxwell Maltz, Author <BR> <BR> The Way of the Peaceful Warrior <BR> "We cannot control the outcomes; only our efforts. By making the effort, we increase the likelihood of achieving our goals. So do your best; let life handle the rest." <BR> - Dan Millman <BR> <BR> The Laws of Success <BR> "The Law of Integrity: Happiness and high performance come to you when yo... Tue, 23 Sep 2008 16:37:36 EST Prioritize, Act, Persist, Truth, Don’t Multitask, Prioritize, Act, Persist, Truth, Don’t Multitask, & Be Rewarded <BR> <BR> The Way of the Peaceful Warrior <BR> "I learned that we can do anything, but we can't do everything... at least not at the same time. So think of your priorities not in terms of what activities you do, but when you do them. Timing is everything." <BR> <BR> "Take a fresh look at what you can, and cannot, control: We have little control over arising thoughts or passing emotions; we can only control our actions." <BR> ... Mon, 22 Sep 2008 18:32:04 EST NEW Hello I am new to the team. I have bumped into a few people whose blogs have been refreshing who are members here and I have been looking for teams with a positive, pro active, purposeful lifestyle.......looks like this is one of them. Sun, 21 Sep 2008 21:35:16 EST Bend, Adapt, Understand, Listen, & Praise Bend, Adapt, Understand, Listen, & Praise <BR> <BR> The Way of the Peaceful Warrior <BR> "When you’re pushed, pull; when you’re pulled, push. Find the natural way and bend with it. Join with nature’s power." <BR> - Dan Millman <BR> <BR> The Laws of Success <BR> "The Law of Flexibility: Be clear about your goals; be flexible about the process of achieving them. Flexibility and adaptability are the core qualities for success in an age of rapid change, competition, and obsolescence." <BR> - ... Sun, 21 Sep 2008 03:26:02 EST God is love... God is Love <BR> And she who dwells in Love, <BR> Dwells in God <BR> And God in her. <BR> -II John 4:16 <BR> <em>220</em> Sat, 20 Sep 2008 19:15:21 EST Inner Peace, Creativity, Dreams, Honesty, Joy and The Way of the Peaceful Warrior <BR> "Inner peace begins with a peaceful body. Conscious exercise and bodywork can liberate your body from the past and enliven your future." <BR> - Dan Millman <BR> <BR> The Laws of Success <BR> "The Law of Creativity: Whatever the mind of the man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. - Napoleon Hill, success author <BR> “Every advance in your life begins with an idea of some kind, and since your ability to generate new ideas is unlimited, your future ... Sat, 20 Sep 2008 19:06:50 EST Don't Let Things Get To You Yesterday when I got to the office I saw one of the Agents huffing and puffing, he was pacing back and forth, and being the eternal optimist that I am I decided to ask him what was wrong. He's one of those complainers and I knew to expect a complaint coming from him. "I'm very worried about the economy" he said to me in an angry tone. <BR> <BR> I tried to tell him that worry wasn't going to change the economy, that he should just focus on doing the best he could do, and on being grateful fo... Thu, 18 Sep 2008 22:43:28 EST God Helps Those Who Help Themselves God Helps Those Who Help Themselves <BR> by Tal Shai <BR> <BR> Are you familiar with the idiom "God helps those who help themselves"? My own experience has shown me that it holds much truth. <BR> <BR> When we begin taking action we create a magnetic field around ourselves that says “I mean 'business' and I am serious about moving forward with my goals and aspirations” . This creates an energetic opening for solutions to 'magically' appear out of no-where, which is simply another way of ref... Wed, 17 Sep 2008 11:25:55 EST Plan your day To know that we know what we know, and to know that we do not know what we do not know, that is true knowledge. <BR> - Copernicus <BR> <BR> <BR> Plan Your Day <BR> by Gary Vurnum <BR> <BR> ================== <BR> <BR> You would never attempt to drive somewhere without having an idea of how to get there - so why should it be any different to plan where your life is moving to each day? <BR> <BR> You don't have to plan your time to the nearest hour - but if you set yourself hourly, or morn... Tue, 16 Sep 2008 23:42:21 EST FRC2008 STARTS TOMORROW! The FRC2008 is the Fall Rowing Competition sponsored by Join the SparkPeople Indoor Rowers for the 30 day competition and get a certificate for completing the 100,000 meter challenge and the opportunity to get a cool Tee Shirt for having participated. Go to my SparkPage's Blogs for more information or send me a message for more details. <BR> <em>249</em> Mon, 15 Sep 2008 00:29:11 EST Don't Delay your Joy In reading one of the postings of a blog I subscribe to by the name of AWAKE it reminded me of one of the handicaps that I've had to work on overcoming, which was thinking that I was supposed to put on hold my happiness until.... and you can fill that space with anything, like: <BR> <BR> I'll be happy when I finish school <BR> When I get married <BR> When I have kids <BR> When I buy my own home <BR> When my kids go off to college <BR> Etc. etc. etc. <BR> <BR> I decided to post this blog bec... Sun, 14 Sep 2008 11:51:22 EST Motivational Quote for the Day "When people talk, listen completely. <BR> Most people never listen." <BR> — Ernest Hemingway: American novelist, writer and journalist <BR> <BR> Fri, 12 Sep 2008 15:54:10 EST Just a thought for the day! Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born t... Thu, 11 Sep 2008 23:48:15 EST Mastery, Optimism, Appreciation, and Proverbs The Way of the Peaceful Warrior <BR> "With practice, we can develop expertise or even mastery in one or another skill area— but even more impressive is a demonstration of kindness and compassion." <BR> - Dan Millman <BR> <BR> The Laws of Success <BR> "The Law of Optimism: A positive mental attitude is essential for success and happiness in every area of life. Your attitude is an expression of your values, beliefs, and expectations." <BR> - Brian Tracy <BR> <BR> The Power of Appreciation <... Wed, 10 Sep 2008 13:31:20 EST Just some thoughts about the Paraolympic games... I was just thinking... some people do have their arms, their legs, their eyes... they have everything, and still feel sorry for themselves, still thinks that life is unfair with them. <BR> <BR> Watching the Paraolympic games is like a punch in our stomach. They are true heroes for getting where they got, and we should be inspired by their example! I am! <BR> <BR> Good day to everybody! Wed, 10 Sep 2008 07:19:22 EST CHANETC'S BOTTOMLESS WELL OF WISDOM--QUOTES THREAD Wisdom of the Peaceful Warrior <BR> "The choices we make and the actions we take when motivation fades and doubts arise these are the true tests of character." <BR> Dan Millman <BR> <BR> Universal Laws of Success <BR> "The Law of Attraction: You continually attract into your life the people, ideas, and circumstances that harmonize with your dominant thoughts, either positive or negative. You can be, have, and do more because you can change your dominant thoughts." <BR> Brian Tracy <BR>... Mon, 8 Sep 2008 18:29:50 EST Leading the Way Good Sunday evening everyone. I just wanted to publicly thank and welcome CHANETC as our NEW TEAM CO-LEADER! Chan is a fantastic contributor and great motivator and I feel excited and greatful that he decided to accept this task. <BR> <BR> Leading a team has its responsibilities and you need time and dedication and Chan has always given of himself freely to help others. <BR> <BR> So please help me welcome Chan. I know that as much as I do, he would also like to see a lot more team partici... Mon, 8 Sep 2008 00:10:08 EST Decisions, Habits, and the Practice of Gratitude Wisdom of the Peaceful Warrior <BR> "When confused at a decision point, ask, “What do I want to look back on ten years from now? How would I advise a child who faced this choice?"" <BR> - Dan Millman <BR> <BR> Universal Laws of Success <BR> "The Law of Habit: Fully 95 percent of everything you do is the result of your habits, either helpful or hurtful. You can develop habits of success by practicing and repeating success behaviors over and over until they become automatic." <BR> - Brian... Sun, 7 Sep 2008 17:09:39 EST All you need is LOVE The Beatles said it so well! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>NR=1 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>26</em> <em>247</em> Sun, 7 Sep 2008 07:57:08 EST Have a Wonderful Day! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>feature=related </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>214</em> <em>67</em> <em>220</em> Sun, 7 Sep 2008 07:33:03 EST The Dash I've come across this many times before but this is a beautiful presentation and a great reminder to always be proud of how you spend your Dash! <BR> <BR> Hugs <BR> Anita <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Sun, 7 Sep 2008 07:14:47 EST Focus your thinking! Universal Laws of Success <BR> "The Law of Concentration: Whatever you dwell upon grows and expands in your life. Whatever you concentrate upon and think about repeatedly increases in your world. Therefore, you must focus your thinking on the things you really want in your life." <BR> - Brian Tracy Sat, 6 Sep 2008 18:28:50 EST Eliminating self-des tructive habits. Wisdom of the Peaceful Warrior <BR> "To eliminate self-destructive habits, we don't quit once; we have to quit again and again, each time temptation arises." <BR> Dan Millman <BR> <em>249</em> Sat, 6 Sep 2008 18:20:55 EST Always remember the highest and the best! Write the bad things that are done to you in sand, but write the good things that happen to you on a piece of marble. <BR> <BR> -Arabic Proverb <BR> <em>195</em> Sat, 6 Sep 2008 02:09:58 EST Is your dream big enough? It has been often said that if you have a Dream Big Enough that you can accomplish anything, but in the world that we live, we are being encouraged to buy into other people's dreams through consumer advertising and we lose site of our own. We forget that we have extraordinary, untapped potential, if we have a Dream Big Enough. My son sent me a link to a great talk about the gifts of wisdom as we get older: <link><BR>etail3570.html </link> Sat, 6 Sep 2008 00:54:02 EST The Power of Appreciation Focus on the Good Stuff - Power of Appreciation <BR> "Many of us think of abundance as having a lot of money or being able to acquire lots of stuff. The reality is that we gain access to true abundance by opening up to all that we already have in our lives, being grateful for it, and focusing on what we appreciate about ourselves, others, and life in general." <BR> - Mike Robbins <BR> <BR> <em>41</em> Fri, 5 Sep 2008 16:53:29 EST Hope is essential... "We toss around words like faith and love all the time. And most of us can describe both with little difficulty. But Hope? What is it? <BR> And is it that essential? <BR> Webster defines Hope, "to desire with expectation of fulfillment." <BR> To Hope is to anticipate. It is more than dreaming. However, It is possessing within ourselves an expectation that someday there will be the fulfillment of that desire. It will become a reality. Hope always looks to the future. It's always on tiptoes.... Wed, 3 Sep 2008 19:36:25 EST The true "Secret" of success. "Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity." <BR> -- Louis Pasteur, Chemist and Microbiologist <BR> <em>205</em> Wed, 3 Sep 2008 15:14:54 EST Embrace Change Considering change is all there is, we either learn to embrace it, or we let it get the best of us, so I say embrace it and make the best of it! <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> Hugs xoxo <BR> Anita <BR> <BR> Embrace Change <BR> by Gary Vurnum <BR> <BR> =================== <BR> <BR> In most people's eyes change is something that should be resisted at all costs. <BR> <BR> Why should you upset the current 'status quo'…when you know that whatever change is going to happen is going to involve effort... Tue, 2 Sep 2008 00:55:45 EST Making Peace With Our Imperfections. <BR> Focus on the Good Stuff - Power of Appreciation <BR> "Fighting against our struggles and challenges often fails to produce the change that we're looking for. Making peace with our imperfections and challenges will often create enough space to for us to either make the changes we need to make or simply be willing to let them go." <BR> - Mike Robbins <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> Tue, 2 Sep 2008 00:09:28 EST Make The Decision To Be A Success Make The Decision To Be A Success <BR> by Gary Vurnum <BR> <BR> ========================== <BR> I expect that you think you have already. It's more than likely that you haven't REALLY decided. <BR> <BR> Why? <BR> <BR> Well… <BR> <BR> Do you still waste too much time in front of the TV? <BR> <BR> Do you still not bother to make the extra effort at work? <BR> <BR> Do you still have debts without a concrete plan to repay them? <BR> <BR> Do you still refuse to spend money on things that wi... Sun, 31 Aug 2008 09:11:43 EST Change Your Actions! Wisdom of the Peaceful Warrior <BR> "You don't need to change your emotions; they are fine and natural as they are. To improve your life, you have only to change your actions." <BR> Dan Millman <BR> <em>249</em> Sun, 31 Aug 2008 01:29:25 EST World Wisdom "Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does." <BR> William James <BR> <em>205</em> Sun, 31 Aug 2008 01:25:10 EST The Law of Mental Equivalency Universal Laws of Success <BR> "The Law of Mental Equivalency: <BR> The world around you is the physical equivalent of the world within you. Your main job in life is to create within your own mind the mental equivalent of the life you want to live. Imagine your ideal life, in every respect. Hold that thought until it materializes around you." <BR> <BR> Brian Tracy <BR> <BR> <em>280</em> Sun, 31 Aug 2008 01:24:06 EST We are ALL connected So I'm keeping all good thoughts for all of you! <BR> <BR> Hugs xoxo <BR> Anita <BR> <BR> <link><BR>feature=related </link> Wed, 27 Aug 2008 00:59:38 EST Trying to Control Hold you back... Hello all you beautiful people. I've been gone for a little bit trying to amass as many Memories and 'Kodak Moments' as I possibly can before my daughter goes back to college. Ever since she became an adult we both went on this path of relinquishing control and trying to re-learn how to live "JUST FOR TODAY" like we did when we were little kids, and that has brought us closer than ANY friendships I've experienced in my life. <BR> <BR> My whole life I lived with fear of being out of control, ... Tue, 26 Aug 2008 12:22:42 EST Afraid to lose weight?! This evening I was talking to a friend who is also struggling with weight issues. She pointed out that the last time I visited her, I bragged about losing 6 pounds and then I went out and bought a bag of cookies! There seems to be something inside of me that yanks back on the leash whenever I lose weight so that I become afraid (I think) and start overeating. Is change really so threatening? <BR> <BR> Does anyone else experience this? What do you do about it? Mon, 25 Aug 2008 20:19:38 EST What is your most important goal? What is your most important goal and why is it the most important? <BR> <em>38</em> Wed, 20 Aug 2008 00:51:04 EST Two random thoughts... which have been on my mind this week. <BR> <BR> 1. Are you living your life or surviving it? <BR> <BR> 2. 'Have to' v. 'Choose to'. <BR> <BR> I have my own answer to the first one - and I think I'm going to consider it a little more before I write a blog on it. <BR> <BR> The second one comes to mind when I think of a friend of mine - and frankly - as much as I love her friendship - her habit of saying that she 'has to' do this and 'has to' do that really bothers me. She makes her life... Sun, 17 Aug 2008 19:07:15 EST Choosing Change The title of this team strikes a chord with me, so I thought I'd check it out and see what it's members make of it. <BR> <BR> Please call me Nota. <BR> Sun, 17 Aug 2008 19:00:26 EST Mindless Eating. This is the title of a New Book about the subconscious factors that influence our appetites, how much we eat, and how satisfying the experience will be. This is a short video that explains the premise of the author. <BR> <link> </link> Fri, 15 Aug 2008 17:58:25 EST Moving Forward There have been times I have felt like a failure. I want to always remember that life is a process. These words are from Neale Donald Walshe-Failure is impossible; it is an illusion. Nothing is a <BR> <BR> failure. Nothing. Everything moves the human story, <BR> <BR> and hence the process of evolution, forward. Everything <BR> <BR> advances you on your journey- I love it! Pam <BR> Fri, 15 Aug 2008 10:49:07 EST Success vs Happiness Success is getting what you want... <BR> Happiness is wanting what you get! <BR> Dale Carnegie <BR> <BR> <link><BR>feature=related </link> Fri, 15 Aug 2008 02:35:18 EST Never underestimate the power of your dreams... Believe in yourselves! <BR> <BR> Hugs xoxo <BR> <BR> Anita <BR> <BR> <link><BR>feature=rec-fresh </link> Fri, 15 Aug 2008 02:17:26 EST Happy tears This brought happy tears to my eyes. I hope it does the same for you! <BR> <BR> Hugs xoxo <BR> Anita <BR> <BR> <link><BR>feature=related </link> Thu, 14 Aug 2008 17:37:13 EST Finding Joy Have a beautiful day! <BR> <BR> Hugs xoxo <BR> Anita <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Sun, 10 Aug 2008 14:58:29 EST Free Motivator Software The Motivator Software <BR> I thought some of you might like this software. It's a small free piece of software that works great if you spend a lot of time in front of your computer. You program it with your empowering beliefs and then set the time how often you want them to appear on your screen. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>tor.html </link> <BR> <BR> Hugs xoxo <BR> Anita Sat, 9 Aug 2008 19:50:02 EST Shortcut to Success! If you want a shortcut to success, change your beliefs! <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Sat, 9 Aug 2008 19:42:11 EST Success - as easy as ABC! A - Achieve your dreams. Avoid negative people, things and places. <BR> B - Believe in your self, and in what you can do. <BR> C - Consider things on every angle and aspect. To be able to understand life, you should feel the sun from both sides. <BR> D - Don't give up and don't give in. <BR> E - Enjoy. Motivation takes place when people are happy. <BR> F - Family and Friends -- Don't loose sight of them. <BR> G - Give more than what is enough. <BR> H - Hang on to your dreams. They may sway fo... Sat, 9 Aug 2008 15:52:55 EST Help! I messed up! Before June, I was doing well -- I lost 15 lbs. and was well on my way to losing more. Then came June and my husband and I moved to another city. The move killed me -- while our kitchen was packed up, we ate out every day. Fast food and non-fast food. I gained everything back and now I can't get back into my good eating habits. I exercise about 5 days a week, so that's not a problem. We eat well when I cook. But we still go out to eat and we get DQ Blizzards at least once a week. Does ... Sat, 9 Aug 2008 12:08:19 EST