SparkPeople Eastern Star Team Messageboard Sisters and Brothers of the Order of the Eastern Star: we share in the principles of Brotherly Love, Relief, and Truth. Let us also share our healthy inspirations! SparkPeople Eastern Star Team Messageboard Post your spring healthy journey <em>126</em> Post your spring healthy journey Thu, 30 Mar 2017 17:37:02 EST new start page Coach Jen and Spark Guy have informed us.... <BR> <BR> I wanted to give you a heads up about a new feature we'll be launching in the next day or two. We're very excited to introduce our Community Goal Feed, a place to post updates and photos, share your goal progress and tell others a little more about yourself! This feed will be found on your Start page (on the full site) or homescreen (through the app). (I think it's like a broad message board like we enjoy on our Spark teams) <BR> <BR>... Thu, 9 Mar 2017 19:35:09 EST Charity Our Beauceant charity includes tabs for Shriners Hosp., Commandery Knight Templar Eye Foundation, RTS preemie and nico layettes for deceased babies, and now blankets for the heroin addicted babies. One is born every 25 minutes. What has this country come to? <BR> Sun, 5 Mar 2017 20:59:27 EST Masonic Youth Use this topic to tell about Masonic youth in your family and your participation with masonic youth associations. <em>247</em> Sun, 5 Feb 2017 15:43:54 EST Music and OES <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Music is so important to OES. Share please..... Thu, 26 Jan 2017 21:48:22 EST My OES Chapter 2017 Post activities and plans for 2017 <img src=""> Thu, 26 Jan 2017 21:44:25 EST Your Chapter Summer 2016 Summer 2016...Do you have retular summer meetings? <BR> <BR> Our Chapter finally closed down and merged with another chapter mid June. Fri, 1 Jul 2016 17:18:41 EST Fund Raisers How does your Chapter make money. We have a fundraising committee. They are young and have a lot of great ideas.I am looking forward to these fundraisers. Tue, 10 May 2016 09:38:14 EST Reference books for OES <img src="">What books, booklets, etc do you have or like for OES? <link> <img src=""> </link> Thu, 21 Apr 2016 20:49:40 EST Your chapter Spring 2016 <em>8</em> What is going on with your chapter this spring. Sun, 6 Mar 2016 18:57:20 EST Your Chapter January/ February 2016 What's going on in your chapter? Wed, 27 Jan 2016 23:33:17 EST 2016 is going...January and February.... <em>249</em> How is your health program going ? What is your plan? <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>8</em> How is your chapter doing? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sat, 23 Jan 2016 19:48:56 EST The year is winding down The year is winding down. Last night we held our elections. I'm looking forward to being Associate Matron a little scared. We talked about our upcoming soup supper and the need for other fund raisers. One lady suggested to put a together a committee together to work on fund raisers. setting up dates ahead of time and people to contribute. I have already have a lot of good ideas I hope we can get more members involved. Our membership is getting older... Wed, 4 Nov 2015 05:48:48 EST Holiday Happy fourth of July. Does anyone do anything special on the fourth? We live at a lake and everyone has something going on. I don;t I like the sounds of people having fun and the smells of grilling. Sat, 4 Jul 2015 01:47:14 EST May - June and your chapter May - June and your Chapter. Post activities, Fundraisers. Plans. Photos. Ideas <img src=""> Mon, 4 May 2015 18:49:07 EST 5 Tips to keep the Momentum Going <em>8</em> <link><BR>st=5_tips_to_keep_the_momentum_going </link> <BR> <BR> Use Spark People to your advantage. Employ the 5 tips to keep the momentum going. Thu, 5 Mar 2015 21:37:11 EST March and your Chapter <em>137</em> March and your chapter. What are activities? What are you doing? what of Eastern Star in important this month? Tue, 24 Feb 2015 18:16:32 EST History of Order of Eastern Star in Australia History of Order of eastern Star in Australia. This is very interesting. <link><BR>6 </link> Fri, 30 Jan 2015 20:50:08 EST February and your Chapter <em>26</em> <em>8</em> <em>26</em> <BR> February and your Chapter.... <BR> What are your plans? Post your activity as month goes along. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 20:45:44 EST January and your Chapter <em>8</em> January and your chapter. What are they doing? What are you doing to help? Sat, 27 Dec 2014 17:10:54 EST Christmas What are your plans for Christmas? I'm staying home and cooking. I have a small family so there's not a lot of chaos. Tue, 23 Dec 2014 10:09:12 EST Establish healthy holiday traditions SP says "Establish new healthy traditions for you and your family. <BR> Instead of sitting on the couch watching football, plan to go ice skating, walk around a holiday lights display, or do something else that gets everyone moving. <BR> Host a healthy potluck instead of baking cookies and other tempting desserts. If you're going to bake, plan to give most (or all) of it away as gifts. <BR> Start a ''healthy choices challenge'' for you and your family. Score points for exercising, drinki... Fri, 12 Dec 2014 09:55:23 EST December and Your Chapter Whaat is going on with you and your Chapter in December? <em>446</em> <em>460</em> <em>445</em> <em>499</em> Sat, 29 Nov 2014 21:54:09 EST Looking for happy, joyfu sayings ..... Do you have any happy or joyful sayings that could be used in an Eastern Star program bulletin? <em>38</em> Sat, 15 Nov 2014 22:06:52 EST Post Quotes to inspire your Spark Journey Post Quotes to inspire your Spark Journey on this thread. <em>58</em> <em>526</em> Fri, 7 Nov 2014 20:40:15 EST OES on Pinterest oes on pintgerest <link><BR>of-the-eastern-star/ </link> <BR> What do you like? Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:42:21 EST Autumn and Your Chapter <em>465</em> <em>426</em> <BR> What is happening with your chapter during October and November? Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:59:58 EST Electa - Unselfish Love and Service Challenge When We Reach Out to Others, We are Reaching Out to God <BR> <BR> “Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” – Matthew 25:40, NIV <BR> <BR> It’s fun to get cards in the mail. This is true for all age groups — young or old. We enjoy the ritual: opening the card, reading the sentiments, looking at the artwork, <BR> seeing who sent the card and reading the personal note. <BR> <BR> The challenge is to reach out and touch t... Thu, 4 Sep 2014 08:26:58 EST Pop Question and Answers The most common reason for not losing weight as expected is: <BR> <BR> A. Not eating enough to support your activity level (starvation mode). <BR> B. Calorie counters on exercise machines and on-line trackers often over-estimate your calorie expenditure. <BR> C. You’re not tracking your food intake or exercise accurately. <BR> D. Your metabolism is slowed down due to medication or some medical problem such as hypothyroidism. <BR> Thu, 4 Sep 2014 08:20:19 EST Women and Girls in the World Now.... <em>38</em> the treatment and position of women and the girls in the world now. We have long been supportive of education for girls and women. We believe in the dignity of women. We need to be informed about what's what..... Mon, 1 Sep 2014 19:07:49 EST September and your Chapter <em>8</em> Post on this thread about Sept. and your raisers.....learning....persona....etc. <BR> <em>465</em> Mon, 1 Sep 2014 18:44:33 EST Challenge is Adah's flower? Adah's flower represents meekness and mildness. Who do you know that you'd honor with the violet, Adah's flower? <em>458</em> Sun, 24 Aug 2014 19:36:33 EST Your plan for the next 7 days? What is your plan for the next 7 days? <em>38</em> Sun, 13 Jul 2014 15:41:04 EST Summer and your chapter What activities, recreation, and fund raisers are you doing this summe? <em>8</em> Wed, 9 Jul 2014 15:53:38 EST Congrats team on #4 in June Non-profits for SP Congrats Eastern Star team members for being number 4 in our catregory of Non profits for June <BR> <em>209</em> <BR> 1) American Heart Association 69,066 <BR> 2) NaNoWriMo 58,631 <BR> 3) Blue Star Moms 29,344 <BR> 4) Eastern Star 25,099 <BR> 5) KOPS SparkTeam 23,826 Mon, 30 Jun 2014 19:16:01 EST Spark Guidelines I got this from Dr Oz team... <BR> NOTICES FROM COACH JEN AND SPARKGUY. EVERYONE PLEASE READ. THANKS. This was posted in the Business Team for Leaders and they wanted us to let the team members know as well. <BR> <BR> &#65533; Privacy Policy From Coach Jen.. For March 5th... Hi Everyone! Recently we've had a number of issues with members posting copyrighted information- primarily in their blogs. The original authors have been contacting us, asking that their work be removed, or properly cit... Fri, 6 Jun 2014 21:57:54 EST Spark's nutrition and fitness update nutrition and fitness tracker pages <BR> Message: Received this from SP today and wanted to share it, <BR> I wanted to let you know that we launched a slightly redesigned version of our nutrition and fitness tracker pages today. You'll see that it still works the same way and has all of the information the old trackers did, but just has a cleaner look. A few other things to point out: <BR> <BR> - We consolidated buttons/reports/settings and they are now at the bottom of the page <BR> - Ad... Mon, 2 Jun 2014 16:03:29 EST Stormie62's Challenge for June Hey all let's really really do Stormie62's challenge in June. Who's in? <em>265</em> <BR> " Stormie says "My eyes are on the prize (reaching my goal for the month of May which is 190 lbs.) Creating the mindset I need to make it happen. For the next 12 days, I am sticking to program 100 percent, even 110 percent, that's how serious I am. No cheating, no substitutes in the diet, NO EXCUSES! I will walk more and do the core exercises to build up for the surgery. It's never too late, starting... Sun, 1 Jun 2014 14:46:17 EST SP changes Who likes the changes on Sparkpeople? I like some of them, others not so much. One of the things I won't like is on June 10 the planner will be removed, I use it all the time. I do realize they have to change things so the site isn't so cluttered, but i'm getting worried that soon it will turn into a site with only blogs and articles you can read anywhere. I enjoy the contact with my fellow Sparkers I feel i'm not alone in my weight battle. Sat, 31 May 2014 06:06:40 EST JUNE and your chapter <em>8</em> What's going on in your Chapter and chapter members? Tell about on this thread. Fri, 30 May 2014 16:22:57 EST Stormie62's May Challenge Stormie62 already started her challenge. But it'd make sense for any of us to join in for the rest of May That's 8 days starting today. Hope she posts the challenge for June too. <BR> <BR> "Today's Affirmation: I am sticking to my weight loss plan, 110%, no excuses for the next 12 days!" <BR> <BR> Go to member blogs and read her well written blog about her challenge. Then sign up and post your progress on this thread. <BR> <BR> Sat, 24 May 2014 09:34:02 EST Breakfast I would like to start a challenge for the rest of the month.Not an official team challenge just to see if we will do it. I think if would be fun to think out of the box for breakfast and everyday put what you had for breakfast. I'm tired of Cheerios Sun, 11 May 2014 13:32:00 EST Yearly Themes.... Yearly themes....for Chapter....District....State..... <BR> Share your activity <em>8</em> .... Fri, 9 May 2014 08:18:58 EST Tell about your state? What state are you from? Tell us about your state or share a link. You can also tell us about your state/grand OES <BR> Here is a link to my state of Arkansas <link> </link> Tue, 6 May 2014 13:48:20 EST Challenge is to care about girls ..... On this thread, post information and actions for girls....What are you hearing? Doing? Rainbow? Jobs? Education? United States? World wise? Mon, 5 May 2014 08:28:28 EST May Goals and Actions for Nutrition and Fitness What are you doing and what are your plans? Nutrition and Fitness. Post on this thread for May. Fri, 2 May 2014 15:04:19 EST May Food Calendar Tfhere are a lot of specials in May. Here is the May Food Calendar <link><BR>.html </link> Thu, 1 May 2014 09:18:01 EST May and Your Chapter Happy May. What is going on in your Chapter? Or your Easter Starr activity? <em>8</em> <em>376</em> Thu, 1 May 2014 09:12:20 EST New Spark Team Page Finally a nod to the teams with a new team page! See this video.... <link><BR> </link> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 16:17:46 EST Advice What is the best advice anyone has given you? Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:42:46 EST April Goals of Nutrition and Fitness What are your goals of nutrition and fitness in April? <BR> <em>448</em> <em>449</em> <em>450</em> Sun, 30 Mar 2014 22:12:10 EST April and Your Chapter April and your Chapter.... <BR> <em>8</em> What is your chapter doing during April? What are your plans for your participation? Sun, 30 Mar 2014 22:08:00 EST Team Fitness Leaders March 23 Username March Minutes <BR> <BR> 1) JOOLAYA 2,509 <BR> 2) RIZZBELL 1,811 <BR> 3) STORMIE62 1,110 <BR> 4) WALLPER26 599 <BR> 5) EGRAMMY 350 <BR> 6) CEPHAS2 320 <BR> 7) JERSEYJO17 142 <BR> 8) PINKCHIFFONTEAR 113 <BR> 9) EARTHY3 40 <BR> 10) CMIRAH 30 <BR> Sun, 23 Mar 2014 00:57:36 EST Eastern Star rank Mid March in Non Profit category Eastern Star ranks #5 in Mid March in Non Profit category for Spark Points. Our Masonic Brothers are #12 <BR> 1) American Heart Association 44,823 <BR> 2) NaNoWriMo 34,321 <BR> 3) Blue Star Moms 19,577 <BR> 4) KOPS SparkTeam 12,919 <BR> 5) Eastern Star 10,754 <BR> 6) SCA Style Sparkers 10,156 <BR> 7) GIRL SCOUTING! 9,529 <BR> 8) Lutheran Sparkers for Christ 8,617 <BR> 9) The Air 1 Radio Team 6,394 <BR> 10) Volksmarching - Walking Sporting Events 6,093 <BR> 11) Girl Sco... Sun, 16 Mar 2014 23:48:16 EST Before, during or after? It's chapter meeting night, ... Do you <BR> A) Eat a proper meal before you go to chapter, and forego refreshments <BR> B) Eat after Chapter meeting taking your chances that refreshments it won't be too far off your diet. <BR> C) Wait till you get home starving to eat? Tue, 11 Mar 2014 05:53:01 EST March Calendar March calendar for fitness and nutrition <link><BR>r_2007-03.pdf </link> <BR> <BR> Print this out and share with friends. Tue, 4 Mar 2014 07:03:16 EST Challange for March is Conductress challenge It's appropriate to have the March challenge be the conductress challenge and she leads us in our work. What ways does she lead us? How do you help lead your chapter? Tue, 4 Mar 2014 06:39:55 EST St Patrick's Day Tea or refreshment What are your ideas for St. Patrick's day tea or refreshments? Decorations? Here is a link <em>137</em> <link><BR>eas.html </link> Tue, 4 Mar 2014 06:30:47 EST March Goals of Nutrition and Fitness <em>137</em> <em>137</em> Post your goals for nutrition and fitness for March. Then continue on the thread to report your progress, recipes, fitness chat, etc. Sat, 1 Mar 2014 08:52:20 EST March and your Chapter <em>8</em> Post news about your chapter in March. Sun, 23 Feb 2014 16:17:54 EST FUN--Knee Jerk Word Association.... Just for FUN...Knee Jerk Word Association.....use chapter theme or health/nutrition/fitness theme woods as often as possible.....i.e. <BR> <BR> Breakfast <BR> Eggs Sat, 22 Feb 2014 09:53:08 EST Scale or clothes Do you feel like your clothes fit better even though the scale hasn't moved. I do but I don't get out the tape measure. Tue, 4 Feb 2014 11:27:25 EST Masonic Youth Support Masonic Youth Support <BR> <BR> How Do you support DeMolay boys, Job's Daughters, or Rainbows Girls? Sun, 2 Feb 2014 01:17:13 EST CONGRATS & WELCOME NEW LEADER WILMA 102 Congratulations & Welcome our New Leader Wilma102 <BR> <em>244</em> <em>247</em> <em>243</em> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 20:45:49 EST FEBRUARY GOALS FOR YOUR HEART AND HEALTH POST YOUR GOALS, PLANS, AND ACTIVITIES FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY. <em>129</em> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 18:38:52 EST FEBRUARY AND YOUR CHAPTER <em>8</em> Post what's going in in your chapter here on this thread. Fri, 31 Jan 2014 18:34:04 EST Hi! I'm Lizzie! I'm in OES Robertson Bennett Ch. No. 70 (VA). I was inducted last year and was given the position of Martha. This year they have asked me to be Associate Conductress. (We are a very small chapter). I'm very excited! Thu, 30 Jan 2014 18:03:14 EST Having trouble memorizing? Please gi ve med your ideas/ I am having trouble memorizing. Tue, 14 Jan 2014 10:44:52 EST link to Dr Oz 2 week plan Link to Dr Oz 2 week plan. What do you think? <link><BR>week-rapid-weight-loss-plan-instructions </link> Mon, 6 Jan 2014 08:03:40 EST Starting January Right Team leaders Spark Points <em>215</em> <BR> Username January SparkPoints 2014 SparkPoints All Time SparkPoints <BR> <BR> 1) WALLPER26 497 497 39,848 <BR> 2) EGRAMMY 162 162 103,471 <BR> 3) WILMA102 93 93 16,995 <BR> 4) STORMIE62 75 75 34,196 <BR> 5) JERSEYJO17 58 58 15,568 <BR> 6) JRADISCH 53 53 19,947 <BR> 7) JOOLAYA 52 52 9,580 <BR> 8) TINKKY 38 38 34,100 <BR> 9) RIZZBELL 25 25 4,287 <BR> 10) EARTHY3 10 10 28,421 <BR> <BR> FITNESS MINUTES <em>319</em> <BR> Username Ja... Fri, 3 Jan 2014 21:00:14 EST Sugar restriction program for weight loss Some info on sugar restriction diet.... and slim belly <BR> <BR> COUNT ONLY CALORIES FROM SUGAR Conventional wisdom has it that a calorie is a <BR> calorie. But the only calories that affect weight loss are sugar calories...the <BR> calories that spike insulin. Carbohydrates are molecularily structured as <BR> sugar and break down the same way in our bodies, so they are also sugar <BR> calories. Therefore it is always important to consider carbs the same as sugar <BR> in order to... Thu, 2 Jan 2014 21:52:00 EST SPARK'S RESOLUTION ROCKER SPARK'S RESOLUTION ROCKER. Worth looking at. Read this link. And post your comments, activity, and progress on this thread. <em>252</em> <link><BR>e_center.asp?id=8 </link> Sun, 29 Dec 2013 19:34:35 EST Worthy's Matron Challenge --January <em>8</em> Worthy Matron's Challenge--January The Worthy Matron need to Plan, Prepare, Share, Welcome and have Entertainment. <BR> <BR> How do you use these qualities in your life and in your health plan? <BR> <BR> Sun, 29 Dec 2013 08:54:51 EST January and your chapter January and your chapter? What's happening? <em>8</em> Sat, 28 Dec 2013 17:54:58 EST New Year's Health Resolutions New Year's Health Resolutions <em>107</em> <em>411</em> Post to this thread Thu, 26 Dec 2013 09:13:44 EST Merry Christmas May your holidays be merry, bright, and healthy...... <BR> <BR> Tell about your holidays! Mon, 23 Dec 2013 22:36:09 EST December ABC Think of a word or phrase that reminds you of December in alphabetical order. <BR> <BR> I'll start. <BR> <BR> A...Away in the manger Fri, 6 Dec 2013 05:45:14 EST December Worthy Patron's Challenge Worthy Patron is honored this month in our challenges. Worthy Patron - a Master Mason who provides general supervision. and encourages peace and friendship in the order. <BR> <BR> What are you doing to encourage peace and friendship in this month of December in the order? <em>460</em> Mon, 2 Dec 2013 00:08:02 EST DEcember and your chapter Post info on December and your chapter and members <em>8</em> <em>446</em> Sun, 1 Dec 2013 22:04:18 EST BEST/WORST EVENT OF THE DAY BEST/WORST EVENT OF THE DAY <em>38</em> Fri, 29 Nov 2013 06:52:43 EST Post November 2013 Goals and Plans Post november goals and plans <em>458</em> <em>426</em> Sun, 3 Nov 2013 08:24:15 EST November and your Chapter <em>8</em> What is going on in November in your Chapter? What is going on with Chapter friends in november? <em>430</em> Fri, 1 Nov 2013 21:44:24 EST Food or nutrition ideas for you or meetings.... Post on this thread ideas you have for food or nutrition for you, family, or meetings... <em>370</em> <em>368</em> <em>496</em> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 08:18:32 EST 15 things a woman should write down now ex Oprah 15 things a woman should write down now es Oprah's webpage <BR> <em>387</em> <link><BR>man-Should-Write-Down </link> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 21:21:09 EST Message Removed Message Removed Wed, 9 Oct 2013 16:36:25 EST Post October Goals and Plans <em>431</em> Post your October Goals and Plans Mon, 30 Sep 2013 15:38:02 EST October and Your Chapter What is going on with your OES Chapter in October? What are you doing? Post to this thread <em>8</em> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 15:28:09 EST SEPT 30 team leaders C ongrats Sept 30 SPoints team leaders <BR> September 2013 <BR> <BR> Username September SparkPoints <em>252</em> <BR> 1) EGRAMMY 833 <BR> 2) GIDEON_JULIA 664 <BR> 3) EARTHY3 552 <BR> 4) JERSEYJO17 451 <BR> 5) ANYTIMEILIKE 285 <BR> 6) TINKKY 219 <BR> 7) WILMA102 217 <BR> 8) CEPHAS2 95 <BR> 9) LOWRYZOOKEEPER 74 <BR> 10) IH8W82 68 <BR> 11) JRADISCH 49 <BR> 12) ALLISON_R36 40 <BR> 13) LAWDVA 40 <BR> 14) HIRAM33 32 <BR> <BR> FITNESS LEADERS SEPT 30 <em>216</em> ... Mon, 30 Sep 2013 14:34:26 EST Welcome Welcome MINSIGHT Tue, 17 Sep 2013 14:03:35 EST Worst Diet Foods Worst Diet Foods from Oprah <link><BR>t-Diet-Foods </link> Mon, 9 Sep 2013 07:20:54 EST Start September with FItness....Team Leaders 1) EGRAMMY 120 <BR> 2) GIDEON_JULIA 85 <BR> 3) LOWRYZOOKEEPER 80 <BR> 4) HIRAM33 35 Wed, 4 Sep 2013 22:28:07 EST Goals and Plans for September Goals and Plans for September <em>465</em> <BR> Post on this topic. Wed, 4 Sep 2013 22:11:54 EST September and your chapter It's September. What's up for your OES Chapter? <em>8</em> Sun, 1 Sep 2013 18:31:43 EST Exercise challenge is 10 minutes a day Exercise 10 minutes per day <em>321</em> or - per week. Post your progress Sat, 3 Aug 2013 10:57:32 EST Post Your goals and plans for August Post Your goals and plans for August <em>17</em> Sat, 3 Aug 2013 10:54:33 EST Team Leaders July 29 SparkPoints Leaderboards See Fitness Minute Leaderboards <BR> July 2013 | Previous Month | <BR> <BR> Username July SparkPoints 2013 SparkPoints All Time SparkPoints <BR> <BR> 1) EGRAMMY 1,102 8,048 99,224 <BR> 2) PEGGY-BEE 1,033 8,507 90,365 <BR> 3) WILMA102 959 8,960 12,601 <BR> 4) DIANET2 602 9,308 117,397 <BR> 5) EARTHY3 565 7,812 25,517 <BR> 6) LOWRYZOOKEEPER 429 1,535 8,731 <BR> 7) ANYTIMEILIKE 387 688 5,021 <BR> 8) TINKKY 210 1,757 32,664 <BR> 9) JERSE... Mon, 29 Jul 2013 07:49:31 EST Foods to fight inflammat ion...... 10 Foods to Fight inflammation from <BR> <BR> <link><BR>osis/cf/slideshows/10/1/?ap=825 </link> <BR> <BR> Which of these to you like or eat? Mon, 29 Jul 2013 07:05:30 EST Successful women.... Successful women....Eastern Star and others......tell us about them.... <em>8</em> <em>195</em> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 08:54:00 EST Signs of Alzheimer's vs signs of normal aging Signs of Alzheimer's vs signs of normal aging <link><BR>-to-tell-signs-of-dementia-from-normal<BR>-aging </link> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 14:26:48 EST Are you a member of Socail Order of the Beauceant? Are you inf Beauceant? If so are you going to Supreme in Indianapolis in Sept? Sat, 13 Jul 2013 20:11:54 EST SP New changes in fitness tracking From Spark People... <BR> "SP has announced that tomorrow morning, they will be launching a much-requested change to their Fitness and Nutrition Trackers that may interest a large percentage of members, especially those with active jobs or lifestyles—and people currently in weight-maintenance mode. Here's the announcement found at <BR><BR>ew <BR> _feature_calorie_ranges_based_on_fitne <BR> ss_tracking <BR> <BR> "Until now, our Fitness and Nutrition ... Tue, 9 Jul 2013 20:17:36 EST Are you drinking clean water? Are you drinking clean water? ...from Jillian Michaels website... <link><BR>ght/are-you-drinking-clean-h2o?xid=nl_<BR>LosingItWithJillianMichaels_20130709 </link> <BR> <BR> Post your knowledge or comments on this thread. Tue, 9 Jul 2013 14:44:12 EST Fitness Leaders July 8th 1) ANYTIMEILIKE 245 <BR> 2) EGRAMMY 120 <BR> 3) LOWRYZOOKEEPER 115 <BR> 4) DIANET2 95 <BR> 5) WILMA102 90 Mon, 8 Jul 2013 14:20:21 EST List a good summer health habit List a good summer health habit..... Sun, 7 Jul 2013 13:07:54 EST Spark people Update <BR> More changes are taking place here at SparkPeople, a few today and yesterday including "improvements that will roll out in the next few months." <BR> <BR> On the Start Page, the Insider is gone and SP launched "a new content slideshow with a streamlined look. It has four features plus a daily recipe and video below it." <BR> <BR> And on the SparkPoints page, SP has "cleaned up a few SparkPoints tasks to streamline your daily SparkPeople experience." <BR> <BR> Here's what has been "ch... Fri, 28 Jun 2013 19:19:02 EST SPARK PEOPLE UPDATE <link><BR>st=sim plified_sparkpoints_and_more_of_them </link> <BR> <BR> More changes are taking place here at SparkPeople, a few today and yesterday including "improvements that will roll out in the next few months." <BR> <BR> On the Start Page, the Insider is gone and SP launched "a new content slideshow with a streamlined look. It has four features plus a daily recipe and video below it." <BR> <BR> And on the SparkPoints page, SP has "cleaned up a fe... Fri, 28 Jun 2013 19:11:37 EST POST YOUR GOALS AND PLANS FOR JULY POST YOUR GOALS AND PLANS FOR JULY Fri, 28 Jun 2013 07:03:28 EST Team leaders June 28 <em>215</em> <BR> 1) WILMA102 1,011 <BR> 2) DIANET2 837 <BR> 3) PEGGY-BEE 808 <BR> 4) EARTHY3 693 <BR> 5) EGRAMMY 482 <BR> 6) ANYTIMEILIKE 259 <BR> 7) TINKKY 221 <BR> 8) CEPHAS2 160 <BR> 9) LAWDVA 134 <BR> 10) JRADISCH 89 <BR> 11) JERSEYJO17 86 <BR> 12) GIDEON_JULIA 50 <BR> 13) JESSICAMOORE1 44 <BR> 14) LOWRYZOOKEEPER 20 <BR> 15) DMILLER78 1 <BR> <BR> <BR> Copyright SparkPeople, Inc. 2013, All Rights Reserved | <BR> <BR> Fri, 28 Jun 2013 06:43:28 EST 4th of July What are you doing 4th of July? We are having family visit. Right now about 14. We'll have a cook out. Then decorate for the 4th of July boat parade....we'll have our pontoon boat on the lake. We are decorating for Noah's Ark. Have wood design fabric to wrap the boat in. Have Tees, dresses, skirts, tops, hats, masks, head covers for people to dress as animals. And 1 volunteer Noah. One granddaughter is putting animal sounds and Noah Ark songs on her ipad to play on the pa system, por... Sat, 22 Jun 2013 17:31:20 EST What are you doing for you the last week of June? What are you doing for you the last week of June? <em>38</em> Sat, 22 Jun 2013 17:22:16 EST Question of the week 6/9 Who is your OES mentor? <em>8</em> Fri, 7 Jun 2013 23:08:22 EST Elections.... Have you had elections or are they upcoming in your chapter? <em>8</em> Thu, 6 Jun 2013 08:19:11 EST June fast starters..... <em>209</em> Our team leaders first out in June..... <BR> 1) WILMA102 <BR> 2) PEGGY-BEE <BR> 3) EGRAMMY <BR> 4) DIANET2 <BR> 5) EARTHY3 <BR> 6) JERSEYJO17 <BR> 7) LAWDVA <BR> 8) TINKKY <BR> 9) LOWRYZOOKEEPER Thu, 6 Jun 2013 08:12:28 EST Post your goals and plans for JUNE <em>292</em> Post your Goals and Plans for June and then report back on your Progress. <BR> <em>88</em> Mon, 3 Jun 2013 14:37:15 EST 5 water workouts 5 water workouts <link><BR>_articles.asp?id=1500 </link> <BR> <BR> What water workouts or water sports do you like? <em>237</em> Thu, 30 May 2013 19:14:05 EST Take 10 Minutes to.... Take 10 minutes to tidy up your desk, kitchen table, or countertop. <BR> <BR> How to do it <BR> Set aside 10 minutes and straighten up the surface of a dirty desk, the top of a crazy kitchen table, or a cluttered countertop. Sort through papers by recycling the ones you don't need and putting the others in a folder for later review. Put pens in cups or drawers, and return any other items to their rightful places. <BR> <BR> Why it matters <BR> A chronically chaotic or disorganized space make... Fri, 24 May 2013 21:23:21 EST Mid May team leader Spark points <BR> 1) EARTHY3 718 <BR> 2) WILMA102 591 <BR> 3) EGRAMMY 544 <BR> 4) JERSEYJO17 514 <BR> 5) PEGGY-BEE 487 <BR> 6) DMILLER78 211 <BR> 7) TINKKY 148 <BR> 8) JRADISCH 62 <BR> 9) IH8W82 52 <BR> 10) GIDEON_JULIA 21 <BR> 11) CRHOLCOMBE 15 <BR> 12) ALLISON_R36 12 <BR> 13) DIANET2 3 Sat, 18 May 2013 20:22:01 EST You and liquids Post here about liquids and you. Sun, 12 May 2013 17:57:19 EST Post your goals and plans for May Post your goals and plans for May. <em>232</em> Sun, 5 May 2013 21:28:23 EST Post your goals andplans for MAY Post your goals and plans for MAY <em>292</em> Sat, 27 Apr 2013 23:36:46 EST 4 ways to check fitness at home 4 ways to check fitness at home Check this link.... <link><BR>_articles.asp?id=1112 </link> Fri, 26 Apr 2013 21:40:53 EST Books, Enewsletters, Web sites on food & fitness, Post any books, enewsletters, web sites on food, fitness, and health on this thread. Pro or con.... <em>387</em> <em>149</em> <em>195</em> Wed, 17 Apr 2013 23:12:38 EST Natural mood lifters from SP Here are a few more natural mood lifters you can try. <BR> Eat often and eat light. When you eat at regular intervals throughout the day you will prevent dips in your blood sugar that can negatively affect your mood. Plan your meals and snacks to prevent yourself from getting overly hungry, aiming for three to six eating episodes (total meals plus snacks) each day. <BR> <BR> Limit refined carbohydrates such as soda, candy, cookies, and white flour, which are concentrated sources of sugar. T... Wed, 17 Apr 2013 17:26:10 EST Mid April Team Lerders--Spark Points and Fitness Mid April Spark Points <BR> 1) DIANET2 617 <BR> 2) EARTHY3 611 <BR> 3) WILMA102 568 <BR> 4) EGRAMMY 333 <BR> 5) DMILLER78 317 <BR> 6) PEGGY-BEE 254 <BR> 7) JERSEYJO17 125 <BR> 8) TINKKY 102 <BR> 9) JRADISCH 70 <BR> 10) IH8W82 47 <BR> 11) NAEBOOGIE 35 <BR> 12) ALLISON_R36 16 <BR> 13) JESSICAMOORE1 12 <BR> 14) LOWRYZOOKEEPER 8 <BR> 15) SISTAGAL57 3 <BR> 16) LAWDVA 1 <BR> <BR> <em>216</em> FITNESS POINTS <BR> ) EGRAMMY 240 <BR> 2) WILMA102 179 <BR> 3) DIAN... Sat, 13 Apr 2013 20:55:51 EST 6 minute interval POSTED BY LABRATIAM on dr Oz team <BR> <BR> "Get in a cardio workout with a 6-minute interval walk. <BR> <BR> How to do it <BR> Warm up by walking or marching in place for three to five minutes. Walk for one minute at your normal pace. Next, increase your speed and walk as quickly as you can for 30 seconds. Go back to your original speed for the following 30 seconds. Repeat this cycle twice more, until you have walked for a total of six minutes. Cool down by walking or marching in place for... Sun, 7 Apr 2013 23:21:12 EST Post your goals and plan for April Post your goals and plan for April <em>257</em> <em>126</em> Sat, 30 Mar 2013 20:13:31 EST Congrats Team Fitness Leaders 3/29 Congrats Team Fitness leaders 3/29 <BR> <BR> 1) JERSEYJO17 1,120 <BR> 2) DIANET2 905 <BR> 3) EGRAMMY 765 <BR> 4) EARTHY3 480 <BR> 5) PEGGY-BEE 430 <BR> 6) ALLISON_R36 366 <BR> 7) GIDEON_JULIA 278 <BR> 8) WILMA102 256 <BR> 9) CEPHAS2 240 <BR> 10) LOWRYZOOKEEPER 215 <BR> 11) CMIRAH 75 <BR> 12) JRADISCH 65 <BR> 13) MCKNIGHTEM 25 <BR> 14) LAWDVA 20 Fri, 29 Mar 2013 23:21:22 EST What are you doing for these holidays? What are you doing for these holidays? Thu, 28 Mar 2013 21:16:58 EST This week's challenge... Increase your blood flow b y LABRATIAM.... <BR> <BR> Increase blood flow through your body by pretending to cross-country ski for 5 minutes. <BR> <BR> How to do it <BR> Warm up by walking or marching in place for three to five minutes. Stand, holding your arms in front of you, with your hands making loose fists (as though you were holding ski poles). Extend your left leg back behind you, and at the same time move your left fist down toward your left hip. Pull your leg back to center and r... Wed, 27 Mar 2013 22:39:10 EST Congrats team S. Points leaders 3/24 <em>243</em> March 24 SparkPoints <BR> <BR> <BR> 1) DIANET2 2,804 <BR> 2) WILMA102 1,212 <BR> 3) EGRAMMY 1,113 <BR> 4) JERSEYJO17 922 <BR> 5) EARTHY3 776 <BR> 6) DMILLER78 454 <BR> 7) ALLISON_R36 452 <BR> 8) PEGGY-BEE 337 <BR> 9) LOWRYZOOKEEPER 222 <BR> 10) TINKKY 164 <BR> 11) GIDEON_JULIA 155 <BR> 12) CEPHAS2 152 <BR> 13) IH8W82 92 <BR> 14) JRADISCH 61 <BR> 15) NAEBOOGIE 45 <BR> 16) JESSICAMOORE1 39 <BR> 17) MCKNIGHTEM 19 <BR> 18) CMIRAH 17 <BR> 19) LAWDVA ... Sun, 24 Mar 2013 22:28:47 EST Question of the week Do you have any items with the OES emblem on? Fri, 15 Mar 2013 19:00:23 EST Spark Radio Spark Radio...Comment on a show.....check this link.... <link><BR>ts_new_on_sparkpeople_radio </link> Sat, 9 Mar 2013 18:05:44 EST Feel better and get fitter by spring with SP Join in with SP to have a great challenge. Comment on this thread how you are doing <BR> <link><BR>l_better_and_get_fitter_by_spring </link> <BR> <em>137</em> Fri, 1 Mar 2013 21:09:14 EST Happy Valentine's Happy Valentine's <BR> What are you doing with or for friends this week? <BR> <BR> Thank you OES Spark Friends! <em>247</em> Sun, 10 Feb 2013 09:52:40 EST Febuary Sweet Challenge February 2013 Challenge: Share a sweet idea for a gift... <BR> What I did for the members of my chapter for Febuary Meeting is a Felt Heart Bookmark <BR> <BR> To make the red-and-cream bookmark, cut a rectangle shape out of cream-color wool felt and trace a heart on the back side; cut out the shape with scissors. Glue the bookmark onto red wool felt and trim the edges with scallop-edge scissors. For the stitched bookmark, use disappearing ink to mark stitches, then stitch along the lines u... Sat, 9 Feb 2013 19:58:20 EST Oz Approved Medical Website Oz approved Medical Websites from website <BR> <em>17</em> <link><BR>medical-websites </link> Mon, 7 Jan 2013 17:40:34 EST Installation When is your installation. Ours is coming up this month today is our rehearsal i''ve been to so many but I always glad for the refresher. Sun, 6 Jan 2013 07:13:42 EST Post your health resolutions for the New Year 2013 Post your health resolutions for the New Year 2013 Fri, 28 Dec 2012 17:16:28 EST What is your favorite Christmas song? What is your favorite Christmas song? Sun, 23 Dec 2012 05:43:58 EST What is your chapter doing for Christmas? What is your chapter doing for Christmas? Sat, 15 Dec 2012 18:57:47 EST Health hints and ideas for December? Health hints and ideas for December? <BR> <BR> <em>446</em> Fri, 30 Nov 2012 21:18:41 EST What are your health hints for Thanksgiving week? What are your health hints for Thanksgiving week? Sat, 10 Nov 2012 22:23:12 EST Anyone with weather problems out there anyone having weather problems? Sure hope not. <BR> <BR> We had a tree land on our roof 10 days ago; and our fireplace went down at halfway. Insurance covered it temporarily; so rain poured in there last night. Also the neighbor had 2 trees go down last night and cut off our power for 10 hours. We are lucky these things are on the minor side. How bout you? Tue, 30 Oct 2012 12:46:30 EST Challenge for the month of October Dear Sisters and brothers your October challenge is to make a recipe that uses squash or pumpkin in a healthy way, Post your recipe and let us vote for it. Sun, 30 Sep 2012 20:09:09 EST This Month of October Chrysanthemums and asters bloom, <BR> Golden leaves dance in the trees, <BR> beautiful autumn always makes some of our hearts' best memories. Sun, 30 Sep 2012 20:03:43 EST September it's fall already? It is almost over this month of September and where is fall? Sorry to say but here in Texas we are still feeling the hot days of summer. I miss the coolness of weather and wearing the long formal dresses in chapter. I miss going to meetings twice a month. The little chapter I belong to now only meets once a month and is not really active like the one I was initiated into so long ago it feels like. So for the October meeting I wanted to make a little gift to give out to the members who attend... Sun, 23 Sep 2012 18:59:00 EST No Excuses Yes I know we all have our daily lives that take presidents over our online activities. I am a good example of when I let day to day things get the way of obligations that I agreed to here. I wanted to step down and let someone else take over but no one wanted to do so. Well perhaps that is God's way of saying "I want you to stay and full fill what you agreed to do", and like all children I am a little slow to see that it is a lesson I need learn so I can grow. <BR> <BR> So no excuses, lets ... Sun, 23 Sep 2012 18:44:27 EST What to serve for refreshments? For some reason, our refreshments seems to have turned into a meal in it's self. Most of the time more than one person brings different types of food. I always thought it was more or less like a Social Hour after the meeting. Tonight is our first meeting of the season and I intend to stress the point that we are going way over board with this. Tonight is just going to be Brownies (Sugarless)) and coffee. <BR> <BR> What do you serve in your chapter? <BR> <BR> Shirley Wed, 12 Sep 2012 11:41:09 EST Put yourself first! Put yourself first. Post ideas on how to put yourself first to make you healthy. <BR> <BR> Here is an article on Standing up for Yourself <link><BR>lth/standing-up-for-yourself.aspx?xid=<BR>nl_EverydayHealthEmotionalHealth_20120902 </link> Mon, 3 Sep 2012 18:41:04 EST Quotes, prayers, sayings for meetings or life.... Post quotes, prayers, sayings for meetings or life.... <em>17</em> Sat, 25 Aug 2012 14:24:06 EST Study shows way to lose weight forever Study shows way to lose weight forever <link><BR>_study_reveals_possible_way_to_lose_we<BR>ight_for_good </link> Thu, 26 Jul 2012 09:18:22 EST Sept is International Women's Friendship Month Sept is International Women's Friendship month sponsored by the confidence coalition. <BR> Motto is Scatter seeds of kindness wherever you go and watch Friendship bloom. <BR> <BR> For ideas and a complete planning kit, go to or check thi9s link <link><BR>iwfmeventplanningguide2011.pdf </link> <BR> <BR> You'll get some good ideas for planning and activities. Thu, 12 Jul 2012 11:58:21 EST Star Spangled Celebration What are your good, healthy ideas? <BR> Here's some from Campbells you can use or adapt. <link><BR>aspx?c=2160&CID=EM-PX-MM-2949 </link> Mon, 25 Jun 2012 17:42:06 EST Let me introduce myself Greetings to my sisters and brothers across the Spark People Web. I am a member from New York State. I joined in 1964 and I am Matron in St. John's Star Chapter #613, formerly in Greenfield NY, now in Saratoga Springs, NY. This is my 12th time as matron. I am a Past District Deputy and have at one time or another filled every chair with the exception of Ruth and musician. <BR> <BR> This site seems to be going down hill, just like OES is. Are you all having trouble getting new memebers? ... Tue, 12 Jun 2012 15:18:30 EST Web MD Sympton Checker Web MD Symptom Checker <BR> <link><BR>roView </link> Tue, 17 Apr 2012 14:26:51 EST SP quote on Winners and Losers 7 Things that Separate Weight-Loss Winners & Losers <BR> How to Stay on Top of Your Game <BR> -- By Megan Coatley, Behavior Expert <BR> <BR> As you've probably figured out, winning at weight loss is about making long-lasting, life-altering change. Just like any sport or skill, you might start out a little rocky. Choosing healthy foods, trying different workouts, and finding the strategies that work for you will take a little practice. As you find your stride, those habits will get easier ... Tue, 13 Mar 2012 17:19:00 EST Share an OES or Masonic memory from the past... Share an OES or Masonic memory from the past... <em>12</em> Mon, 5 Mar 2012 15:17:02 EST 40 Days of Lent 40 Days of Lent <BR> From SP <link><BR>ow.asp?show=62 </link> Tue, 21 Feb 2012 14:27:36 EST President;s favorites gives us Presidents favorite foods <link><BR>/president-favorite-foods </link> Mon, 20 Feb 2012 09:10:46 EST Ideas for hosting District meeting? What are your good ideas for your chapter hosting District meeting? Sat, 18 Feb 2012 11:32:14 EST What worst goof you've made at meeting? What's the worst good you've made at a meeting? Or with OES friends? Thu, 2 Feb 2012 00:22:23 EST Food addiction journal print out Food Addiction Journal print out <BR> <link><BR>m_uploads/FOODJOURNAL_LARGE.jpg </link> Wed, 18 Jan 2012 17:19:14 EST Wear Red for Women's Hearts Feb 3 Wear Red for Women's hearts Feb 3 <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <BR> You can get items to wear or pamphlets to share on this link <link><BR>c797510&m=fe681570756c02757514&ls=fde5<BR>1378716d037f71117572&l=fe881074746c027<BR>a7c&s=fe2016737c600c7b711176&jb=ffcf14<BR>&ju=fe4016767566057d741473&r=0 </link> Sat, 14 Jan 2012 18:44:25 EST Special Meetings Tell about your special meetings.....they can be official like inspection or installation. Or tell about social aspects like Christmas party at your meeting, or baby shower, or charity fund raiser, etc. Thu, 22 Dec 2011 08:03:37 EST Shout- Outs for December 4 A big <em>244</em> to our SparkPoints leaders: <BR> <BR> RSSSLHB <BR> PEGGY-BEE <BR> EGRAMMY <BR> DIANET2 <BR> BMWEBSTER <BR> IH8W82 <BR> TINKKY <BR> TONINILE <BR> <BR> and a LOUD <em>243</em> to our Fitness Minutes leaders: <BR> <BR> RSSSLHB <BR> PEGGY-BEE <BR> EGRAMMY <BR> <BR> You all ROCK! Keep up the good work! Sun, 4 Dec 2011 05:39:35 EST Healthy Holiday gifts Healthy Holiday Gifts. Post your holiday gift ideas on this topic. <BR> <em>481</em> Healthy homemade holiday gifts. See link... <link><BR>ge=NewsArticle&id=21306&news_iv_ctrl=2303 </link> Thu, 1 Dec 2011 21:50:07 EST Shout-Outs for November 27 A big <em>244</em> to our SparkPoints leaders this week: <BR> <BR> RSSSLHB <BR> EGRAMMY <BR> PEGGY-BEE <BR> IH8W82 <BR> TONINILE <BR> DMILLER78 <BR> TINKKY <BR> LRM247 <BR> DIANET2 <BR> JESSICAMOORE1 <BR> LOWRYZOOKEEPER <BR> CEPHAS2 <BR> COLVIN51405 <BR> GRANNYLOON <BR> STORMIE62 <BR> <BR> and a loud <em>243</em> to our Fitness Minutes leaders: <BR> <BR> RSSSLHB <BR> EGRAMMY <BR> PEGGY-BEE <BR> TONINILE <BR> LRM247 <BR> <BR> You all ROCK! Keep up the good work! Sun, 27 Nov 2011 03:48:24 EST CONGRATULATIONS KAKIPOPUP on Onederland <em>208</em> CONGRATULATIONS TEAM LEADER KAKIPOPUP ON GETTING TO ONDERLAND Mon, 14 Nov 2011 22:40:13 EST Shout-Outs for November 13 Congratulations to our SparkPoints leaders this week: <BR> <BR> RSSSLHB <BR> EGRAMMY <BR> PEGGY-BEE <BR> TONINILE <BR> DMILLER75 <BR> IH8W82 <BR> TINKKY <BR> LRM247 <BR> GRANNYLOON <BR> <BR> and to our Fitness Minutes Leaders this week: <BR> <BR> RSSSLHB <BR> EGRAMMY <BR> PEGGY-BEE <BR> TONINILE <BR> LRM247 <BR> <BR> You all ROCK! Keep up the good work! <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <em>243</em> <em>244</em> <em>243</em> <em>244</em> <em>243</em> <em>244</em> <em>243</em> Sun, 13 Nov 2011 06:32:38 EST Chaplain's Challenge - November The Bible within the Star, an emblem of the Word of God... <BR> <BR> Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father in heaven - (Matthew 5:16) <BR> <BR> What think'st thou? Mon, 7 Nov 2011 03:51:01 EST Shout-Outs for Novembe 6 Our SparkPoints leaders this week are: <BR> <BR> RSSSLHB <BR> EGRAMMY <BR> PEGGY-BEE <BR> TONINILE <BR> IH8W82 <BR> LRM247 <BR> TINKKY <BR> DMILLER78 <BR> GRANNYLOON <BR> <BR> and our Fitness Minutes leaders are: <BR> <BR> RSSSLHB <BR> EGRAMMY <BR> PEGGY-BEE <BR> TONINILE <BR> LRM247 <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <em>243</em> <em>244</em> <em>243</em> <em>244</em> <em>243</em> <BR> <BR> You all ROCK! Keep up the good work! Sun, 6 Nov 2011 05:45:58 EST Aging members health problems.... One of the hardest things is to see aging health problems of members.....or of member's family. <BR> Physical and memory health failures. Share information here that may be helpful to members, their care givers or the body as we try to be of help. <BR> <BR> My tip for today is the rather new Facebook group for people with Alzheimers or early onset Alzheimers and their caregivers call MemoryPeople. <link><BR>12/16/memory-people-new-facebook-group<BR>-fo... Sat, 5 Nov 2011 07:09:58 EST November Chapter The holidays are coming! What tips do you have to help us stay on track? Tue, 1 Nov 2011 05:19:42 EST Shout-Outs for October 23 A big <em>244</em> to our SparkPoints leaders this week: <BR> <BR> RSSSLHB <BR> EGRAMMY <BR> PEGGY-BEE <BR> IH8W82 <BR> JESSICAMOORE1 <BR> LRM247 <BR> TINKKY <BR> CEPHAS2 <BR> GRANNYLOON <BR> GODDEZZ <BR> JRADISCH <BR> <BR> and a loud <em>243</em> to our Fitness Minutes leaders: <BR> <BR> RSSSLHB <BR> EGRAMMY <BR> PEGGY-BEE <BR> LRM247 <BR> CEPHAS2 <BR> <BR> You all Rock! Keep up the good work! Sun, 23 Oct 2011 04:44:35 EST Shout-Outs for October 16 A big <em>244</em> to our SparkPoints leaders this week: <BR> <BR> RSSSLHB <BR> PEGGY-BEE <BR> EGRAMMY <BR> IH8W82 <BR> JESSICAMOORE1 <BR> CEPHAS2 <BR> TINKKY <BR> LRM247 <BR> GRANNYLOON <BR> GODDEZZ <BR> JRADISCH <BR> <BR> <BR> And a loud WAY TO GO to our Fitness Minutes leaders: <BR> <BR> RSSSLHB <BR> PEGGY-BEE <BR> EGRAMMY <BR> CEPHAS2 <BR> LRM247 <BR> <BR> You all Rock! Keep up the good work! Sun, 16 Oct 2011 04:29:33 EST Warders Challenge - October The dove within the star, an emblem of peace.... <BR> <BR> What do you do to promote peace and harmony within yourself, your household, your community...and, yes, your Chapter? How do you reconcile the conflicts you encounter? Sun, 2 Oct 2011 04:41:39 EST Shout-Outs for October 2 A big <em>244</em> to our SparkPoints leaders this week: <BR> <BR> RSSSLHB <BR> PEGGY-BEE <BR> EGRAMMY <BR> JESSICAMOORE1 <BR> TINKKY <BR> IH8W82 <BR> <BR> and a LOUD <em>243</em> to our Fitness Minutes leaders: <BR> <BR> RSSSLHB <BR> PEGGY-BEE <BR> EGRAMMY <BR> <BR> You all Rock! Keep up the good work! Sun, 2 Oct 2011 04:38:58 EST October Chapter New business, anyone? <BR> <BR> I have to get to work on some jams for our chapter fair next month....DH is going to make some small chainsaw carved bears.... Sun, 2 Oct 2011 04:36:44 EST Shout-Outs for September 25 A big <em>244</em> to our SparkPoints leaders this week: <BR> <BR> RSSSLHB <BR> EGRAMMY <BR> PEGGY-BEE <BR> IH8W82 <BR> JESSICAMOORE1 <BR> TINKKY <BR> CEPHAS2 <BR> LRM247 <BR> ALLISONR_36 <BR> JRADISCH <BR> GRANNYLOON <BR> DELTAGAL65 <BR> DIANET2 <BR> WOOFWOOF2 <BR> LOWRYZOOKEEPER <BR> <BR> and a loud <em>243</em> to our Fitness Minutes leaders: <BR> <BR> RSSSLHB <BR> EGRAMMY <BR> PEGGY-BEE <BR> CEPHAS2 <BR> LRM247 <BR> <BR> You all Rock! Keep up the good work! Sun, 25 Sep 2011 13:47:24 EST Shout-Outs for September 18 A big <em>244</em> to our SparkPoints leaders this week: <BR> <BR> RSSLHB <BR> EGRAMMY <BR> PEGGY-BEE <BR> JESSICAMOORE1 <BR> IH8W82 <BR> CEPHAS2 <BR> TINKKY <BR> ALLISON_R36 <BR> LRM247 <BR> DELTAGAL65 <BR> DIANET2 <BR> JRADISCH <BR> WOOFWOOF2 <BR> <BR> and a loud <em>243</em> to our Fitness Minutes leaders: <BR> <BR> RSSLHB <BR> EGRAMMY <BR> PEGGY-BEE <BR> CEPHAS2 <BR> <BR> You all ROCK! Keep up the good work! <BR> <BR> Star Love to all! Sun, 18 Sep 2011 05:55:10 EST Shout-Outs for September 11 A big <em>244</em> to our SparkPoints leaders this week: <BR> <BR> RSSSLHB <BR> EGRAMMY <BR> PEGGY-BEE <BR> CEPHAS2 <BR> JESSICAMOORE1 <BR> IH8W82 <BR> TINKKY <BR> ALLISON_R36 <BR> LRM427 <BR> DELTAGAL65 <BR> DIANET2 <BR> JRADISCH <BR> <BR> and a loud <em>243</em> to our Fitness Minutes leaders: <BR> <BR> RSSSLHB <BR> EGRAMMY <BR> PEGGY-BEE <BR> CEPHAS2 <BR> <BR> You all Rock! Keep up the good work! Sun, 11 Sep 2011 04:56:09 EST Shout-Outs for September 4 A big <em>244</em> to our SparkPoints leaders this week: <BR> <BR> PEGGY-BEE <BR> RSSSLHB <BR> EGRAMMY <BR> CEPHAS2 <BR> JESSICAMOORE1 <BR> ALLISON_R36 <BR> IH8W82 <BR> JRADISCH <BR> TINKKY <BR> <BR> and a loud <em>243</em> to our Fitness Minutes leaders: <BR> <BR> PEGGY-BEE <BR> RSSSLHB <BR> EGRAMMY <BR> CEPHAS2 <BR> <BR> You all ROCK! Keep up the good work! Sun, 4 Sep 2011 06:12:18 EST Sentinel's Challenge - September The crossed swords are an emblem of security.... <BR> <BR> How do you protect yourself from interruptions in your progress? How do you manage those inevitable interruptions to your routines? <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun, 4 Sep 2011 06:09:04 EST September Chit-Chat New month, new thread - <BR> <BR> Happy Labor Day, everyone! Sun, 4 Sep 2011 06:02:35 EST Shout-outs for August 21 A big <em>244</em> to our SparkPoints leaders this week: <BR> <BR> PEGGY-BEE <BR> EGRAMMY <BR> RSSSLHB <BR> LRM247 <BR> JESSICAMOORE1 <BR> IH8W82 <BR> TINKKY <BR> CEPHAS2 <BR> GRANNYLOON <BR> JRADISCH <BR> DIANET2 <BR> ANYTIMEILIKE <BR> DMILLER78 <BR> ALLISON_R36 <BR> DELTAGAL65 <BR> BRIDGET1998 <BR> <BR> and a loud <em>243</em> to our Fitness Minutes leaders: <BR> <BR> RSSSLHB <BR> EGRAMMY <BR> PEGGY-BEE <BR> LRM247 <BR> CEPHAS2 <BR> JESSICAMOORE1 <BR> <BR> You all ROCK! Keep up the ... Sun, 21 Aug 2011 06:51:17 EST Future Challenges With Electa, we finish up the star points....I see several options, and I'm hoping that some of you will see others! <BR> <BR> 1. Repeat the star points, though the focus might change a bit <BR> <BR> 2. Move on to the other offices, using the badges as an anchor point, working up to the WM <BR> <BR> 3. Do more generic challenges <BR> <BR> 4. Give the challenges a rest for a bit <BR> <BR> Please let me know your thoughts on this! <BR> <BR> Sat, 20 Aug 2011 17:43:50 EST Shout-Outs for August 14 A big <em>244</em> to our SparkPoints leaders this week: <BR> <BR> EGRAMMY <BR> PEGGY-BEE <BR> RSSSLHB <BR> LRM247 <BR> JESSICAMOORE1 <BR> IH8W82 <BR> CEPHAS2 <BR> GRANNYLOON <BR> TINKKY <BR> ANYTIMEILIKE <BR> DMILLER78 <BR> JRADISCH <BR> ALLISON_R36 <BR> DELTAGAL65 <BR> BRIDGET1998 <BR> <BR> and a loud <em>243</em> to our Fitness Minutes leaders: <BR> <BR> RSSSLHB <BR> EGRAMMY <BR> PEGGY-BEE <BR> CEPHAS2 <BR> JESSICAMOORE1 <BR> <BR> You all ROCK! Keep up the good work! Sun, 14 Aug 2011 06:54:07 EST oh dear, merger possibil ity????? Oh dear, merger possibility???? Some in our one chapter are speaking of merging. I don't want to. So I should do more at the chapter, but can't this year for sure. Dang it. Fri, 12 Aug 2011 15:46:09 EST Shout-outs for August 7 A big <em>244</em> to our Spark Points leaders this week: <BR> <BR> EGRAMMY <BR> RSSSLHB <BR> PEGGY-BEE <BR> JESSICAMOORE1 <BR> LRM247 <BR> CEPHAS2 <BR> IH8W82 <BR> DMILLER78 <BR> GRANNYLOON <BR> TINKKY <BR> DELTAGAL65 <BR> <BR> and a loud <em>243</em> to our Fitness Minutes leaders: <BR> <BR> EGRAMMY <BR> RSSSLHB <BR> PEGGYBEE <BR> LRM247 <BR> CEPHAS2 <BR> JESSICAMOORE1 <BR> <BR> You all Rock! Keep up the good work! Sun, 7 Aug 2011 04:18:37 EST August Chit-Chat Another month is here - what's new in your neck of the woods? Sun, 7 Aug 2011 04:15:22 EST 7 Tips for controlling your appetite 7 tips from Jillian Michaels email newsletter for controlling your appetite <link><BR>els-seven-tips-for-controlling-your-ap<BR>petite.aspx?xid=nl_LosingItWithJillian<BR>Michaels_20110803 </link> Wed, 3 Aug 2011 10:35:18 EST Electa's Challenge - August It's all there in the response.... <BR> <BR> Love one another....but in order to love someone else, one must love oneself first.... <BR> <BR> As St. Paul wrote in 1st Corinthians 13 (and I won't quote it here, I'm sure that people are familiar with this text)....we can spout all kinds of dogma, say all the "right" things, do all the "right" things, know our ritual and floor work "cold" etc., but without is nothing. <BR> <BR> Love in this context does not mean feeling good about ... Wed, 3 Aug 2011 08:11:23 EST Installations Our Queen City installation will be Oct. 22 and my DH will be installed as Worthy Patron. The Worthy Matron elect is lovely, capable, and thorough. We hope to be of help. <BR> She is a friend to both of us. Her husband was Dh's best friend, who died some years back. Fri, 29 Jul 2011 20:27:08 EST Will anyone be at Ohio Grand Chapter in September? Anyone attending? Mon, 18 Jul 2011 21:17:30 EST Shout-Outs for July 17 A big <em>244</em> to our SparkPoints leaders this week: <BR> <BR> RSSSLHB <BR> PEGGY-BEE <BR> EGRAMMY <BR> LRM427 <BR> JESSICAMOORE1 <BR> GRANYLOON <BR> IH8W82 <BR> LOWRYZOOKEEPER <BR> ALLISON_R36 <BR> HIRAM33 <BR> TINKKY <BR> BMWEBSTER <BR> GODDEZZ <BR> DIANET2 <BR> WOOFWOOF2 <BR> JRADISCH <BR> DELTAGAL65 <BR> <BR> and a loud <em>243</em> to our Fitness Minutes leaders: <BR> <BR> RSSSLHB <BR> PEGGYBEE <BR> GRANNYLOON <BR> LRM427 <BR> JESSICAMOORE1 <BR> EGRAMMY <BR> LOWRYZOOKEEPER <BR... Sun, 17 Jul 2011 05:19:29 EST Supreme Beauceant or Daughters Mokanna? Is anyone going to Supreme Daughers of Mokanna in Terra Haute in Sept? A friend is in line to be elected Supreme MCO..... <BR> <BR> Is anyone going to Supreme Beauceant in Newport Beach in Sept.? I'd like to go and then attend GGS 1st birthday, but that would be expensive..... Thu, 14 Jul 2011 21:13:35 EST Shout-outs for July 10 A big <em>244</em> to our SparkPoints leaders this week: <BR> <BR> RSSSLHB <BR> PEGGY-BEE <BR> LRM247 <BR> GRANNYLOON <BR> JESSICAMOORE1 <BR> IH8W82 <BR> ALLISON_R36 <BR> EGRAMMY <BR> BMWEBSTER <BR> GODDEZZ <BR> TINKKY <BR> LOWRYZOOKEEPER <BR> WOOFWOOF2 <BR> JRADISCH <BR> DELTAGAL65 <BR> <BR> and a loud <em>243</em> to our Fitness Minutes leaders: <BR> <BR> RSSSLHB <BR> GRANNYLOON <BR> LRM247 <BR> PEGGY-BEE <BR> JESSICAMOORE1 <BR> EGRAMMY <BR> <BR> You all rock! Keep up the good work... Sun, 10 Jul 2011 07:16:58 EST Martha's challenge - July Martha's lecture is about belief - belief in the face of doubt and unbearable pain and loss, belief, in spite of the weight of past experience, that files in the face of "good judgment" or being "sensible". <BR> <BR> July's challenge.... <BR> <BR> Do you believe in yourself and your ability to meet your goals (weight-loss or other)? What could you accomplish if you truly believed you would succeed? What holds you back? <BR> <BR> Believest thou this? Thu, 30 Jun 2011 06:13:08 EST July Chit-Chat June snuck past me - I'm sorry - <BR> <BR> I am moving (temporarily) to Indiana, PA for the month of July so that I can get the first three chapters of my dissertation written - I will be fully connected electronically and will be "around" - what plans do you have? Thu, 30 Jun 2011 06:08:39 EST New to OES and to this team Hello everyone! I am a new OES sister for Acacia #42 in Polo, mo. My in laws are OES in Iowa and my hubby is a Mason Evening Shade Lodge #312 in Spencer, IA and he is hoping to get involved in the local Lodge in Lawson, MO. <BR> <BR> I love spark people and I look forward to getting to know more of you. I still am learning more OES information, but we are on break till September. LOL So I guess I have to wait. Wed, 29 Jun 2011 12:37:48 EST Star Fit Star Fit is for Star Fitness. Our Worthy Matron is trying to get a group of us to walk together. This is just a fantastic idea. Hats off to Linda <BR> <BR> I did send an invite to the potential participants to join Spark People and told them about the Eastern Star team . I am hoping someone will take advantage of the knowledge available on the free Spark People site. <em>244</em> Sun, 26 Jun 2011 08:19:39 EST Shout-Outs for the week: 6/19-6/25 A big <em>244</em> to our SparkPoints leaders this week: <BR> <BR> RSSSLHB <BR> PEGGY-BEE <BR> EGRAMMY <BR> HIRAM33 <BR> GRANNYLOON <BR> LRM_247 <BR> JESSICAMOORE1 <BR> IH8W82 <BR> ALLISON_R36 <BR> DMILLER78 <BR> TINKKY <BR> JRADISCH <BR> DELTAGAL65 <BR> GODDEZZ <BR> WOOFWOOF2 <BR> BMWEBSTER <BR> <BR> And a loud <em>243</em> to our Fitness Minutes leaders: <BR> <BR> RSSSLHB <BR> HIRAM33 <BR> PEGGY-BEE <BR> GRANNYLOON <BR> EGRAMMY <BR> LRM427 <BR> JESSICAMOORE1 <BR> ALLISON_R36 <BR> DMI... Sun, 26 Jun 2011 05:55:27 EST Shout-Outs for the period: 6/5-6/18 A big <em>244</em> to our SparkPoints leaders: <BR> <BR> RSSSLHB <BR> PEGGY-BEE <BR> EGRAMMY <BR> HIRAM33 <BR> JESSICAMOORE1 <BR> GRANNYLOON <BR> IH8W82 <BR> TINKKY <BR> JRADISCH <BR> DELTAGAL65 <BR> GODDEZZ <BR> WOOFWOOF2 <BR> BMWEBSTER <BR> <BR> and a loud <em>243</em> to our Fitness Minutes leaders: <BR> <BR> RSSSLHB <BR> HIRAM33 <BR> PEGGY-BEE <BR> GRANNYLOON <BR> LRM247 <BR> JESSICAMOORE1 <BR> EGRAMMY <BR> DMILLER78 <BR> <BR> Congratulations to all! Sun, 19 Jun 2011 06:56:27 EST Thank you <em>304</em> for the Goodies <em>213</em> Sun, 5 Jun 2011 19:33:16 EST Shout-Outs for the week: 5/29-6/4 A big <em>244</em> to our SparkPoints leaders: <BR> <BR> PEGGY-BEE <BR> RSSSLHB <BR> DMILLER78 <BR> EGRAMMY <BR> HIRAM33 <BR> JESSICAMOORE1 <BR> GRANNYLOON <BR> IH8W82 <BR> TINKKY <BR> JRADISCH <BR> WOOFWOOF2 <BR> BMWEBSTER <BR> <BR> and a loud <em>243</em> to our Fitness Minutes leaders: <BR> <BR> RSSSLHB <BR> PEGGY-BEE <BR> HIRAM33 <BR> DMILLER78 <BR> JESSICAMOORE1 <BR> <BR> Congratulations to all - keep up the good work! Sun, 5 Jun 2011 05:50:55 EST Esther's Challenge - June As I reviewed Esther's story, it struck me that a big part of her lecture is about loyalty; staying true to her roots and her people. <BR> <BR> How about loyalty for June - to our team and to SparkPeople - make an effort to support and encourage other Sparkers both here and on the other teams you may belong to - use up some of those Goodie Points you might have been saving for those special occasions - you never know when your helping hand might be someone else's lifeline - <BR> <BR> Sat, 4 Jun 2011 03:31:53 EST Eating at Grand chapters and Traveling Hi Sister & Brothers <BR> <BR> starting to traveling with my wife to Grand chapters around New England and I travel for business a lot. So eating on the road is tough. The deserts at Grand chapters are always hard to say no to. Then o business trips the eating alone and the beer so hard. But I will keep trying to be good <BR> <BR> <BR> Tue, 31 May 2011 20:56:22 EST Ideas needed.... for Esther's challenge in June - any thoughts? Mon, 30 May 2011 07:14:58 EST Shout-Outs for the week: 5/22-5/28 A big <em>244</em> to our SparkPoints leaders: <BR> <BR> PEGGY-BEE <BR> RSSSLHB <BR> EGRAMMY <BR> DMILLER78 <BR> JESSICAMOORE1 <BR> HIRAM33 <BR> JRADISCH <BR> BMWEBSTER <BR> IH8W82 <BR> GRANNYLOON <BR> DELTAGAL05 <BR> TINKKY <BR> DIANET2 <BR> WOOFWOOF2 <BR> GODDEZZ <BR> <BR> and a loud <em>243</em> to our Fitness Minutes leaders: <BR> <BR> RSSSLHB <BR> PEGGY-BEE <BR> BMWEBSTER <BR> EGRAMMY <BR> JESSICAMOORE1 <BR> DMILLER78 <BR> HIRAM33 <BR> JRADISCH <BR> LRM247 <BR> <BR> Congratulatio... Sun, 29 May 2011 06:45:35 EST What's your good mood food? Too many comfort foods are too fattening. What's your good mood food? <BR> Here's Good Mood Foods from Dr. Oz Show. FYI it moves to 4 pm today. <link><BR>g-foods </link> Thu, 26 May 2011 06:46:21 EST Shout-outs for the week - 5/15-5/21 A big <em>244</em> to our SparkPoints leaders this week: <BR> <BR> PEGGY-BEE <BR> RSSSLHB <BR> EGRAMMY <BR> DMILLER78 <BR> JESSICAMOORE1 <BR> JRADISCH <BR> BMWEBSTER <BR> IH8W82 <BR> DELTAGAL65 <BR> DIANET2 <BR> TINKKY <BR> HIRAM33 <BR> GRANNYLOON <BR> GODDEZZ <BR> LRM247 <BR> WOOFWOOF2 <BR> <BR> and a loud <em>243</em> to our Fitness Minutes leaders: <BR> <BR> RSSSLHB <BR> PEGGY-BEE <BR> BMWEBSTER <BR> EGRAMMY <BR> DMILLER78 <BR> JESSICAMOORE1 <BR> JRADISCH <BR> HIRAM33 <BR> <BR> <... Sun, 22 May 2011 05:32:20 EST Back on SPARK and boy do I need it Hi every one <BR> <BR> I am back and sorry to say with most of my weight as well <BR> oh need to track and measure to stay the course <BR> <BR> hoope all is well <BR> Wed, 18 May 2011 14:18:48 EST Do you have a toxic friend? Survey from and SELF magzine on do you have a toxic friend? <link> </link> Mon, 16 May 2011 04:53:53 EST Shout-outs for the week - 5/8-5/14 A big <em>244</em> to our SparkPoints leaders this week: <BR> <BR> PEGGY-BEE <BR> RSSSLHB <BR> EGRAMMY <BR> DMILLER78 <BR> JESSICAMOORE1 <BR> JRADISCH <BR> BMWEBSTER <BR> IH8W82 <BR> GRANNYLOON <BR> TINKKY <BR> GODDEZZ <BR> DIANET2 <BR> LRM247 <BR> WOOFWOOF2 <BR> <BR> and a loud <em>243</em> to our Fitness Minute leaders: <BR> <BR> RSSSLHB <BR> PEGGY-BEE <BR> BMWEBSTER <BR> EGRAMMY <BR> DMILLER78 <BR> JESSICAMOORE1 <BR> JRADISCH <BR> LRM247 <BR> <BR> You all Rock! Keep up the good wo... Sun, 15 May 2011 05:30:52 EST Shout-outs for the week - 5/1-5/7 A big <em>244</em> to our SparkPoints leaders this week: <BR> <BR> PEGGY-BEE <BR> RSSSLHB <BR> EGRAMMY <BR> JESSICAMOORE1 <BR> DMILLER78 <BR> JRADISCH <BR> BMWEBSTER <BR> GRANNYLOON <BR> GODDEZZ <BR> TINKKY <BR> LRM247 <BR> IH8W82 <BR> WOOFWOOF2 <BR> <BR> and a loud <em>243</em> to our Fitness Minutes leaders: <BR> <BR> RSSSLHB <BR> PEGGY-BEE <BR> EGRAMMY <BR> BMWEBSTER <BR> DMILLER28 <BR> JRADISCH <BR> LRM247 <BR> JESSICAMOORE1 Sun, 8 May 2011 05:04:57 EST May Chit-Chat Jeepers! Do I ever need to catch up with the calendar, or what! So sorry this is late.... <BR> <BR> We're finally seeing some sun - feels really good - April was so dreary! Thu, 5 May 2011 15:31:09 EST Shout-outs for the week - 4/24-4/30 No shout-outs this week - the April information is missing - back next week - <BR> <BR> Keep up the good work, everyone! Sun, 1 May 2011 05:07:07 EST Shout-outs for the week - 4/17-4/23 A big <em>244</em> to our SparkPoints leaders this week: <BR> <BR> PEGGY-BEE <BR> RSSSLHB <BR> EGRAMMY <BR> JESSICAMOORE1 <BR> DMILLER78 <BR> BMWEBSTER <BR> TINKKY <BR> IH8W82 <BR> JRADISCH <BR> LRM247 <BR> STORMIE62 <BR> GRANNYLOON <BR> WOOFWOOF2 <BR> GRAMMYPAT <BR> GODDEZZ <BR> CMIRAH <BR> BRIDGET1998 <BR> <BR> and a loud <em>243</em> to our Fitness Minutes leaders: <BR> <BR> RSSSLHB <BR> PEGGY-BEE <BR> BMWEBSTER <BR> EGRAMMY <BR> DMILLER78 <BR> LRM247 <BR> TINKKY <BR> JESSICAMOORE1 ... Sun, 24 Apr 2011 05:27:06 EST Shout-outs for the week - 4/10-4/16 A big <em>244</em> to our SparkPoints leaders this week: <BR> <BR> PEGGY-BEE <BR> RSSSLHB <BR> EGRAMMY <BR> DMILLER78 <BR> JESSICAMOORE1 <BR> BMWEBSTER <BR> TINKKY <BR> IH8W82 <BR> JRADISCH <BR> STORMIE62 <BR> GRAMMYPAT <BR> BRIDGET1998 <BR> WOOFWOOF2 <BR> <BR> and a loud <em>243</em> to our Fitness Minutes leaders: <BR> <BR> RSSSLHB <BR> PEGGY-BEE <BR> BMWEBSTER <BR> EGRAMMY <BR> DMILLER78 <BR> TINKKY <BR> JESSICAMOORE1 <BR> <BR> You all ROCK! Keep up the good work! Sun, 17 Apr 2011 03:37:34 EST Thank <em>304</em> for the 2 goodies Sun, 10 Apr 2011 20:40:23 EST Shout-outs for the week - 4/3-4/9 A big <em>244</em> to our SparkPoints leaders this week: <BR> <BR> PEGGY-BEE <BR> RSSSLHB <BR> DMILLER78 <BR> JESSICAMOORE1 <BR> TINKKY <BR> BMWEBSTER <BR> JRADISCH <BR> IH8W82 <BR> STORMIE62 <BR> GRAMMYPAT <BR> BRIDGET1998 <BR> <BR> And a loud <em>243</em> to our Fitness Minutes leaders: <BR> <BR> RSSSLHB <BR> PEGGYBEE <BR> BMWEBSTER <BR> DMILLER78 <BR> EGRAMMY <BR> JESSICAMOORE1 <BR> TINKKY <BR> <BR> Congratulations! Sun, 10 Apr 2011 03:47:51 EST Quiz "Who am I meant to be?" Who am I meant to be quiz from Opran & OWN Sorry won't show and can't delete topic. Fri, 8 Apr 2011 07:30:27 EST Shout-outs for the week - 3/27-4/2 A big <em>244</em> to our SparkPoints leaders this week: <BR> <BR> PEGGY-BEE <BR> EGRAMMY <BR> RSSSLHB <BR> JESSICAMOORE1 <BR> STORMIE62 <BR> TINKKY <BR> JRADISCH <BR> BMWEBSTER <BR> IH8W82 <BR> GRAMMYPAT <BR> <BR> And a loud <em>243</em> to our Fitness Minutes leaders: <BR> <BR> PEGGY-BEE <BR> RSSSLHB <BR> TINKKY <BR> JESSICAMOORE1 <BR> BMWEBSTER <BR> EGRAMMY <BR> <BR> You all rock! Sun, 3 Apr 2011 05:00:02 EST April Chit-Chat What's happening in your corner of the world? <BR> <BR> This month is installation - always a fun night. I'm thinking about getting in line, but it probably won't be for another year or two - <BR> <BR> Sat, 2 Apr 2011 05:18:36 EST Monthly Star Points Challenge While I was walking this morning, it occurred to me that we could use the lessons from our heroines to shape some challenges as we move towards healthier life choices.... <BR> <BR> Our first Star point, Ada, teaches us to do our duty and to keep our promises...which in terms of the Spark world, means CONSISTENCY. <BR> <BR> So I'm proposing that for the month of April, we work on consistency in our programs. Is there a habit you are trying to strengthen? Do you work out regularly, or as re... Thu, 31 Mar 2011 06:10:29 EST Thank you Thank you for the Goodies <em>220</em> Sun, 27 Mar 2011 09:04:06 EST Welcome KAKIPOPUP as Team Leader Welcome KAKIPOPUP as a Team Leader <BR> We are so fortunate to have you as our new team leader. <em>244</em> Sun, 27 Mar 2011 07:56:13 EST Shout-Outs for the Week (3/20-3/26) A big <em>244</em> to our SparkPoints leaders this week: <BR> <BR> RSSSLHB <BR> EGRAMMY <BR> PEGGY-BEE <BR> JESSICAMOORE1 <BR> TINKKY <BR> DMILLER78 <BR> BMWEBSTER <BR> IH8W82 <BR> CEPHAS2 <BR> GRAMMYPAT <BR> GRANNYLOON <BR> STORMY62 <BR> ANYTIMEILIKE <BR> JRADISCH <BR> <BR> And a LOUD <em>243</em> to our Fitness Minutes leaders: <BR> <BR> RSSSLHB <BR> PEGGY-BEE <BR> EGRAMMY <BR> JESSICAMOORE2 <BR> TINKKY <BR> BMWEBSTER <BR> GRAMMYPAT <BR> CEPHAS2 <BR> JRADISCH <BR> <BR> You all ROCK! Sun, 27 Mar 2011 05:46:15 EST Social: Watching Royal Wedding & having tea togeth We plan to watch the royal wedding together April 29 and having a breakfast tea just for the fun of it. <em>469</em> Fri, 18 Mar 2011 15:07:13 EST FEBRUARY IS HEART HEALTH MONTH FEBRUARY IS HEART HEALTH MONTH. Go Red for women. Here is the link to the official site. You can also sign up for the newsletter, heart healthy recipes and get the red dress pin. <link> </link> Thu, 3 Feb 2011 06:55:07 EST Today I choose.... List one thing you choose to do today to continue toward your goals...You ARE the sum of each of your choices. You should CHOOSE wisely, including the words you tell yourself. Replace "can't" "never" "give up," and "quit" with "CAN TRY HARDER" "HOPE" <BR> "LIVE UP" "SHALL," AND "IN PROGRESS." <BR> <BR> ...Use one of these or your own ideas.... <BR> <BR> For example, I choose to use a pedometer, and track/record my steps daily. <BR> <BR> I choose to stand up after each fall. <BR> I cho... Mon, 31 Jan 2011 04:48:38 EST Upcoming Inspections When is your inspection? Any news, views, tips? <BR> <BR> Ours is to be the 1st one in our district. March 2. We are a small group and it is scary? Don't remember like I used to. Thu, 27 Jan 2011 09:27:44 EST Affirmation for 2011 I know this will be a happy year ! I easily release any old habits that are keeping me tied to the past . In the beginning of this new year,I want to move slowly and carefully, making sure that all my choices support the new pathways I want to take. I choose thoughts that make me feel good about myself, as well as others . I select foods that support my healthy body.And I make the decision to be with people who enhance my life. <em>458</em> Sat, 1 Jan 2011 11:11:17 EST For fun Take the Healthiest Spice Quiz For fun Take the Healthiest Spice Quiz from Dr. Oz. Then post to this thread. Thu, 9 Dec 2010 11:19:34 EST What office are you going to be or are now? I just found out I will be Warder starting last weekend in Nov. installation. I like being Sentinel b ut a young man wants that so I'll be Warder and be inside and have to behave. Tue, 9 Nov 2010 20:21:09 EST YOUR VICTORY ROOM Hey everyone, if you've reached a goal, or gotten a good health report, or passed a physical test, or noticed a pair of jeans are looser, or accomplished a new exercise,etc., post it here! Any victory in your weight loss and lifestyle change should be shouted out and acknowledged! So let's hear it! <em>104</em> Sat, 16 Oct 2010 07:17:59 EST HEALTH RESOURCES Health Resources. Post links and tips on this thread. Mon, 11 Oct 2010 21:56:30 EST Resourses I would like to have input on resources for several areas... <BR> <BR> 1. Menus <BR> Lower calorie foods for after meetings <BR> <BR> 2. Programs <BR> Fun activities to do with OES members or families <BR> <BR> 3. Gifts for Friendship nights or visitors Mon, 11 Oct 2010 20:11:00 EST Do you hold a "A" certificate? Well it getting near the time of our School of Instruction and I have tried to find time to "study" <BR> up on the work so that I can be prepared to take the "exam" for certificate. I want a "A" but feel that my mind is to crowded with day to day stuff. <BR> <BR> But I am curious, which certificate do you have "A" or "B" or do you even test? Sun, 3 Oct 2010 19:10:55 EST Younger Officers & Members Cheers for younger members and officers. They are our hope for the future. Righ now our Worthy Matron is in her 20's and just wonderful. She brings her career skills to our Chapter. <BR> <BR> Our Contress elect is in late 20's and expecting her first baby Jan. 3. Her husband is a young man who is our Chaplain. We are having a baby shower for them as part of our refreshment at the next meeting. He is a dedicated young Mason and already Past Master. <BR> <BR> And her best friend is to ... Sun, 3 Oct 2010 06:20:01 EST Stalled? Stalled? I found this article that has some good ideas from Spark.... <link><BR>ion_articles.asp?id=78 </link> Fri, 1 Oct 2010 19:58:15 EST How Can I Be of Service Hello Sisters and Brothers; <BR> <BR> Yes it's been a while since this team was active, its been a busy world off the internet these days. <BR> <BR> So I ask how can I be of "Service" to my online OES Sisters and Brothers who are trying to over come the synonym for OES (Over Eating Sisters)or how to graciously bow out of receiving the "Pink" Degree for the Brothers. Thu, 30 Sep 2010 16:49:30 EST CRAFTS ETC. CHAPTERS MIGHT USE Post in this topic crafts, etc Chapters might use for sales, gifts, etc. Sat, 25 Sep 2010 06:59:00 EST ANYONE GOING TO GRAND CHAPTER? 'Anyone going to grand Chapter? I am not going but have 3 good friends going to Dayton OH on Sat. Wed, 22 Sep 2010 23:03:17 EST Chapter dresses.... Is it me or is it getting hard to find one that fits all sizes and all ages????? And doesn't cost an arm and a leg???? Sun, 5 Sep 2010 03:48:02 EST sparkamerica I did go to and see that under cities is little Rock with 3 teams selected to go under it. <BR> <BR> <BR> There are leaderboard categories with teams selected to be in there. Among them are Fortune100, Major Leage Baseball, Leading Non-profits, Careers & Professions, and Celebrity& Athlete Fans. I found 1 team I am already on there under Careers-Teachers. I did not find our Dr. Oz Show Fans, propbably cause we are fans of the show not the person. <BR... Tue, 10 Aug 2010 09:31:25 EST Pants in the Chapter Room I live 200+ miles from my Chapter and while I have attended several meetings with my mom and brother, I have not been to a practice since I was Hostess for my dad in '87. At that time no female ever wore pants in the Chapter Room or Bethel Room as a Jobie. My mom recently died and the Chapter put on a wonderful memorial service during the meeting. Because my niece is not a member, the Bible was closed and the meeting paused so that my niece and her son were invited in. My niece, 38, wore Cap... Sun, 8 Aug 2010 13:42:10 EST Learn about blogging on Spark Check this out.... <link><BR>ion_articles.asp?id=1239 </link> Thu, 8 Jul 2010 08:11:05 EST Visiting other Star Chapters.... We will attend Ruby Chapter OES in Hardy AR tonight. We actually are members there and in Ohio. But we visit Ruby and attend Queen City in Ohio. <BR> <BR> What other chapters are you visiting? Local or out of state+ Mon, 5 Jul 2010 13:04:14 EST Happy Father's Day Happy Father's Day to all have a <em>250</em> day Sun, 20 Jun 2010 10:11:28 EST one nation under God painting google(one nation under God painting)it's fine art it is <em>345</em> Sun, 6 Jun 2010 16:55:55 EST Do you belong to other bodies? I belong to Social Order of the Beauceant, Daughters of Mokanna, and past HQ Job's Daughter. Sat, 22 May 2010 22:32:02 EST Ohio Sparker??? There is a Meet and Greet Spark People Day in Ohio June 19, Sat. at Lakeview Park, Lorain. Come alone or bring your family and spend the day. <BR> Fit Buckeye Fans AP team has the shelter near the gazebo from 9-1. <BR> Ohio Buckeyes SP team has the gazebo from 1-5. <BR> <BR> You are invited to come whether you are on a team or not. You are also invited to join any team. <BR> Ohio Buckeyes-- <link><BR>ndivid ual.asp </link> <BR> <BR> Fit Buckeye Fans-- ... Thu, 15 Apr 2010 09:53:24 EST Feast of the Paschal Lamb w/ AASR Prince Hall This will be a joint event in Cleveland on Palm Sunday at the Masonic Temple. 3:00 pm. 3625 Euclid Ave. Speaker is Rev. and Ill. Bro Charles E. Davis, (Prince Hall Affiliation) Music by Scottish Rite Chorus. <BR> <BR> Wed, 24 Mar 2010 13:28:35 EST EASTERN STAR TEA My Eastern Star chapter is doing a Martha Washington tea. And the good news is the younger gals are doing it. We have 2 line officers in their 20's and Worthy Matron who"s 28. I am so proud of them. <BR> <BR> Any tea ideas please? <BR> <BR> <BR> Mon, 15 Mar 2010 09:07:42 EST FUNDRAIS ING....? What good ideas do you have? What do your groups do? Fri, 12 Mar 2010 13:10:21 EST My Chapter is surrendering thier charter We have been planning this since just after the new year. It has been hard to make a quorum lately. It is a sad situation but our numbers are down so we are voting tomorrow to surrender our charter. I understand that will be our last meeting. Of course we will all get demits etc. and can join another chapter. <BR> <BR> I am planning to bring some nice food as we will probably have quite a long supper as everyone chats about their plans. Mon, 8 Mar 2010 17:26:42 EST Opt back in to get Eastern Star Sunday Digest Opt back in here to get the Eastern Star Sunday Digest. <BR> <link><BR>y_teams.asp </link> Mon, 8 Mar 2010 14:26:10 EST Star extras.... You can get star clip art when you google this site. <link><BR>l </link> <BR> <BR> GGC is working on putting a gift store page on their website. tba <BR> <em>141</em> Tue, 2 Mar 2010 16:23:57 EST Please Pray Please Pray for my Brother Ray who has been in the hospital for over 21 Days,He had 2 operations and a 3rd.performed Friday,He may not make it his condition is very serious Ray is saved. <em>304</em> for praying Roland Sat, 27 Feb 2010 09:34:35 EST Did you read the Spark book today? Do you have the Spark book? What Chapter are you on? Sat, 20 Feb 2010 18:59:44 EST Challenge is OES refreshment that's healthy Please post your OES refreshments that aren't fattening and overwhelming. <BR> <BR> <BR> I want to walk home and avoid them, but DH thinks city is too dangerous. They are a big problem for me. How do you do it? Avoid the zillion calorie, delicious refreshment? <em>303</em> Tue, 9 Feb 2010 12:21:31 EST intro hi, I am Brandi in TX. I am a new inductee and member of #543 in Decatur. My mom and I were inducted at the same time in November. The Eastern Stars is the first thing I have done for myself outside the home in a very LONG time. I have been on my weight loss journey since September of 2008 and I am ready to get the rest of this weight off so I can be done. I am looking forward to encouraging my fellow sisters. <BR> <BR> Brandi Mon, 8 Feb 2010 10:39:01 EST Meal Plans... How does everyone actually feel about the meal plans that sparkpeople provides? Does everyone actually follow the sparkpeople meal plans? If not what meal plans do you use? Wed, 11 Nov 2009 08:03:16 EST Did You ExerciseTo Day 15/16/09//Walk/ <em>295</em> Sun, 16 Aug 2009 19:15:24 EST Did you Read Your Bible Today? John 8:42-59 <BR> Matthew 5:1-17 <BR> Matthew 9:1-37 <BR> Psalm 23 <BR> Psalm 17 <BR> Proverbs 6 <BR> Proverbs 8 <BR> Isaiah 45:1-10 <em>296</em> <em>296</em> 8/15/09 Sun, 16 Aug 2009 10:10:20 EST Hi,I'm New My name is Roland I'm new to this team,I Love Jesus <em>458</em> <em>459</em> Sat, 15 Aug 2009 13:12:00 EST Let me introduce myself Hello Brothers and Sisters, <BR> My name is Jack Radisch, my wife and I are members of Haines City, FL Chapter #68, OES and I am a member of Haines City Lodge No. 219 F&AM, Haines City, FL and Forest Hlls Community Lodge No. 946, F&AM, Forest Hills, NY <BR> <BR> I am thrilled to see an OES team on Sparkpeople. <BR> I was looking around for a blue lodge mason team on Sparkpeople, but I couldn't seem to find one, therefore, I just started one. <BR> It is "Masons On SPARKPEOPLE - Brothers Helpi... Thu, 4 Jun 2009 23:36:10 EST Weight Watchers? Has any one used Weight Watchers to get them thru a plato? We have one staring up at work and I need some thing to help me get the last 30 lbs off. So my sisters & brothers lets hear you pors and cons <BR> <BR> Thanks Tue, 3 Mar 2009 16:15:24 EST Just a Hello!!! Hey everyone! I have been doing very well on my weight loss. Tonight is Scholarship Night at Chapter and I am hoping that some of my sisters notice a change in me. Our last meeting was a dinner and that was really hard for me. Tonight after chapter is sandwiches, man! all the eating. We have IMPACT this Saturday and guess what? yup, more eating. I love all my sisters cant ruin my progress. Any tips? Thu, 5 Feb 2009 17:49:18 EST Winter and Weight Loss We know when the temperature drops our weight does the opposite. As we tuck into pies and stews to ward off the winter chill we’re making sure there’s an extra – fatty – layer between us and the cold. And when it’s miserable outside nobody feels like getting up from the couch to exercise. <BR> <BR> The slow-down in physical activity and a winter diet of stodgy, fatty food are the main reasons people gain weight in winter. So, how do we avoid becoming as heavy as our favourite winter foods? <... Tue, 13 Jan 2009 12:23:26 EST VALENTINES DAY CHALLENGE How many hearts can you earn by Valentines Day? <BR> For every week you weigh in with a loss give yourself a heart <em>26</em> <BR> For every day you water (drink a minimum 6 glasses) wiggle (exercise at least 10 minutes) and write (log your food and/or write in your journal or spark page)- then give yourself a heart <em>129</em> (Must do all 3) <BR> Lets see who can accumulate the most "heart" by Valentines Day. Thu, 8 Jan 2009 13:51:37 EST JUMP IN TO JANUARY It's time to set our goals for the coming year. Let's turns our I wishes into I wills. <BR> Post your resolutions, affirmations or whatevers here and we can all be accountable to each other. <BR> <BR> I have been a real couch potato since I hurt my knee last spring. It's time to get off my butt and get moving. If I can't walk I can still do weights and swimming. <BR> So my plan for the year is to start out with at least 10 minutes a day of activity and work my way up. Mon, 29 Dec 2008 09:46:47 EST Daily Weigh In's REALLY!!!!!!!! <BR> does any one weigh them self's daily? <BR> I usually weigh myself on Fridays and some times on Monday depending on how bad the week end was. <BR> <BR> Thanks <BR> <BR> Thu, 6 Nov 2008 15:57:24 EST First Major Goal Met Today was the day My first major goal was completed. In getting to my goal weight the first step was to loss more then 50lbs and move the big weight on the scale. And today was the day!!!!!!!!!!!!! <BR> WOW what a felling. <em>244</em> <em>252</em> Fri, 31 Oct 2008 13:24:53 EST MOTIVATION SISTARS AND BROTHERS!! I've been on Sparkpeople for awhile now but I really was never active! I am now ready to lose 35lbs but I need some motivation!! Please help!! Tue, 28 Oct 2008 10:26:17 EST I hate the scale <BR> Today was going to be the BIG day I was going to move the big 50lb block on the scale, some thing I never done before. I was good all week hit the gym 3 times and walked a mile every day at lunch. And watch what I ate. So i was VERY VERY upset when the scale said I went up a pound $%&#@ <BR> <BR> I sure it is all muscle (Ha, Ha, Ha) <BR> Oh well maybe Monday <em>33</em> Fri, 3 Oct 2008 11:10:49 EST Help with driking water Ok 8 glasses of water a day wow lots of trips to the boys room. However does it need to be plain water or can we make diet ice tea. Does that count? Thu, 25 Sep 2008 18:10:32 EST Hello From Connecticut Hi sisters and brother I am working on controlling my weight and found this group. I am patron of Frederica #110 in Plainville Connecticut for the 4th time. Just found spark and was hoping to join a group on men but this is even better. Also need help in figuring out the calorie counter works. Looking forward to sharing our goals and struggles together Thu, 18 Sep 2008 13:49:47 EST Hello I was pleased when I was surfing the Spark site and found this Eastern Star team. I am a PM x2 of Pondicherry Chapter #192, Maine. I joined Rainbow in 1978 - and then joined Star as soon as I was eligible. I have had the opportunity to meet many Stars in many States - and each one seems like family. It is wonderful to know that you can find "family" wherever you may go - near or far. I hope everyone is doing well! Take care - Star Love <em>41</em> Fri, 12 Sep 2008 19:11:49 EST Hello my siSTARS I was just stopping by to say hello to you all. This team is not as active as I thought it would be but that still wont stop me from coming by to see what's up. Be blessed! <BR> <BR> FATAL Wed, 28 May 2008 17:48:16 EST Greetings! To all my sisters and brothers on the journey to improve their overall health and well-being, I bring you greetings on behalf of Adah Chapter #125, Detroit, Michigan. I was so excited to find this team page!! I will be communicating this to the sisters in my chapter! <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> Wed, 7 May 2008 13:55:07 EST Team Goals You may have noticed this new feature on Spark. Would you all be interested in working toward a goal together? Please let me know. Also, tell me what is important, challenging, motivating to you so that I can make our team goal(s) relevant and effective. Thanks! <BR> <BR> Star Love, <BR> Elizabeth Fri, 2 May 2008 18:54:11 EST Hello!! Is this team still active? I stop by everyday and never see any posts or challenges or nothing. Wed, 26 Mar 2008 12:54:56 EST Hello from Amarillo! Hi all! I am so happy to be part of this wonderful message board. My name is Dawn Larson and I am Jr. Past Matron of A.E. Shirley #986 in Amarillo, TX. I am currently serving as Adah. <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Mon, 28 Jan 2008 15:10:50 EST Hey Everyone! My name is Lori and I am a memeber of A.E.Shirley #986 in Amarillo, TX. I just wanted to introduce myself and say Hi! <BR> Star Love, <BR> Lori <BR> Mon, 28 Jan 2008 15:07:15 EST Where is everyone?? Hello <BR> I am the AM for Lady Gracie #155 in Chicago, Il. I was wondering is there is anyone left in this group.. Tue, 15 Jan 2008 11:16:16 EST Very New Member Dear Eastern Star; <BR> How interesting to find your Team. I am a senior citizen and would like to make friends at this website. This website seems like a small village perhaps with only one RED Light at the center of town. <BR> Our family has been members for many years, holding more than one Point of Star, from time to time. PEACE! Many Blessings. REGARDS, DINGLEBORO. Sun, 23 Sep 2007 05:04:45 EST Escort and Introductions Please introduce yourselves, giving name and chapter, and anything else you wish to share about yourself. <BR> Tue, 10 Jul 2007 17:16:51 EST