SparkPeople I Can Do All Things Through Christ! Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=153 A place for Christians to come and encourage each other whether it is through weight loss or any other circumstances in life! SparkPeople I Can Do All Things Through Christ! Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=153 Newbie ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x153x72482690 I need to lose 20 lbs ... having trouble with self control .... started logging calories but MAN it takes SO much time to figure some recipes out !! With God's help I will succeed ! Fri, 18 Oct 2019 19:12:56 EST Hi! New here. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x153x72466202 I am new to the team but not to SP. I wanted to incorporate my faith into my healthier lifestyle so here I am. Tue, 15 Oct 2019 22:35:58 EST Aloha from Arkansas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x153x72427871 Hi! I'm Renee' <BR> I'm married, have 4 grown kids, no grand kids, love Jesus, nature, and especially the ocean, although I rarely get to see it. :) Wed, 9 Oct 2019 10:54:04 EST Monthly Mini Team Challenge for October 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12146x153x72376136 You have done a great job this past month, we continue on for another month, some of you will be aiming to lose weight and some with be on maintenance. <BR> <BR> As for me I am back for Maintenance... <BR> <BR> Hope you will join me... <em>306</em> Tue, 1 Oct 2019 01:49:45 EST Monthly Team Challenge for October 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12146x153x72376120 Good Evening Team, <BR> <BR> Hard to believe that September has gone by so quickly. I also want to congratulate you on a great job you have done this past month in meeting your goals. Keep up the great work... . <BR> <BR> Your Team Goodie Awards will be sent out to you in the next few days...... <BR> <BR> Tomorrow we begin a brand new month of October. <BR> <BR> I encourage you to raise the bar to your personal best. Let's see how far we can go with aiming for a better &amp; healthier... Tue, 1 Oct 2019 01:43:06 EST October Daily Hi's for Emoticons http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22852x153x72376009 <em>213</em> Tue, 1 Oct 2019 01:13:45 EST New and Looking Forward to Making New Friends http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x153x72339576 Hey all! I'm a homeschool mom of 3, music teacher, and have been an Okie all my life. Returning to SP after 10 years--mommydom has totally changed my self-control and body shape. Anyone else relate? <BR> <BR> Anyway, I'm ready to get back into the groove and know that in the past SP has been the one thing that has worked best for me. The support around here makes all the difference. Look forward to getting to know some of you. <BR> Tue, 24 Sep 2019 14:30:13 EST Team Weight Challenges for September 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12146x153x72205889 Good Job Team, lets keep up the great work for September... <em>593</em> <em>386</em> <em>306</em> <BR> <BR> I am back for Maintence, are you with me? Lets Spark on Together.... <em>381</em> Sun, 1 Sep 2019 00:40:01 EST Monthly Team Challenges for September 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12146x153x72205855 Evening Hello Team, Team, <BR> <BR> Congrats on a great Month of August, your Goodie Awards will come out the first of the week... <BR> <BR> WOW, A brand new month is here, let's get started and have an awesome September ahead... <BR> <BR> As always I stand with you and cheer you on your journey...Keep Sparking and Keep up the Fantastic work...You CAN do it... <BR> <BR> I have 2 Team Challenges for you this month...I am encouraging you to Raise the Bar to your personal best. Let’s b... Sun, 1 Sep 2019 00:31:12 EST September Daily Hi's for Emoticons http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22852x153x72205746 <em>213</em> Sat, 31 Aug 2019 23:57:57 EST New to the team! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x153x72133739 Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I just joined the team today (August 19). I am already a little over halfway through my weight loss journey. I started at 319 and I'm currently at 240, with a goal weight of 180. I eat between 1200-1400 calories a day, and I intend to keep doing that until my weight loss stops. That may be lower than 180, I don't know, but I feel comfortable in this calorie range, so I will stick with it. I'm sure my body will naturally make it clear where I will start maintaining... Mon, 19 Aug 2019 17:29:40 EST August Daily Hi's for Emoticons http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22852x153x72026250 <em>213</em> Thu, 1 Aug 2019 02:43:32 EST Team Weight Challenges for August 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12146x153x72026248 You did a great job in maintaining your weight for July and for those who met your goals for weight loss, Congratulations... <em>592</em> <em>380</em> <BR> <BR> I am back for Maintenance....Who is with me?? Either weight loss or maintenance, Let's Spark on Together.... <BR> Thu, 1 Aug 2019 02:42:22 EST Monthly Team Challenges for August 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12146x153x72026244 Watch for new Team Challenges for August coming in morning.... Thu, 1 Aug 2019 02:41:38 EST Monthly Team Challenges for July 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12146x153x71839011 Stay tuned we start later tonight Mon, 1 Jul 2019 13:25:01 EST Team Weight Challenges for July 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12146x153x71839008 Stay tuned we start later tonight... Mon, 1 Jul 2019 13:24:10 EST July Daily Hi's for Emoticons http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22852x153x71838956 <em>524</em> Mon, 1 Jul 2019 13:14:51 EST Team Weight Challenges for June 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12146x153x71657373 Good Evening Team, <BR> <BR> We are on the eve of beginning a brand new Month, Let's make it a Great One....You have done great with your Monthly Weight Challenges in either losing weight or maintaining your optimal weight. I encourage you to join me for this new month of June. <BR> <BR> As for me I am back for Maintenance. <BR> <BR> Let's do this together and have an awesome month ahead... <em>386</em> <em>381</em> Fri, 31 May 2019 23:06:26 EST June Daily Hi's for Emoticons http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22852x153x71657284 <em>213</em> Fri, 31 May 2019 22:50:25 EST Momthly Team Challenges for June 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12146x153x71657278 Good Evening Team, <BR> <BR> I want to congratulate you for all your hard work you have done this past month. You are doing great. Your Team Goodie Awards will be sent out to you this weekend... <BR> <BR> Team Challenges for June: <BR> <BR> Remember, the following are suggestions; you are welcome to use your own or take 1 or 2 and focus on the exercises and nutritional suggestions here; the main thing is we do something to move our bodies and take in the proper nutrients to stay healthy... Fri, 31 May 2019 22:49:13 EST Hi, I'm a new team member. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x153x71545074 Just wanted to say hello and that I am glad to have found this team. Mon, 13 May 2019 11:38:48 EST New to this team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x153x71468332 Hi all! <BR> <BR> I'm Traci, from North Carolina. <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Wed, 1 May 2019 11:48:19 EST Team Weight Challenges for May 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12146x153x71465287 Good Job everyone, keep up the great work, we will continue on with our Team Weight Challenges... <BR> <BR> I am back for Maintenance and will work at keeping my weight at its optimal level. <BR> <BR> Hope you will join me for another great month ahead.... <em>386</em> <em>306</em> <em>381</em> Wed, 1 May 2019 01:20:27 EST May Daily Hi's for Emoticons http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22852x153x71465224 <em>524</em> Wed, 1 May 2019 01:01:30 EST Monthly Team Challenge for May 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12146x153x71465223 Evening Hello Team <BR> <BR> You all have done well in your Team Challenges and Goals for April...keep up the great work...I will send out your Team Goodie Awards in the next few days... <BR> <BR> I have two New Challenges for you for the Month of May, We will be working on our Nutrition and Fitness with raising the bar to jumpstart your journey to its personal best.... <BR> <BR> Team Challenge # 1 (Nutrition) <BR> <BR> Eat between 5 and 8 servings of Fresh Fruits and Veggies per day ... Wed, 1 May 2019 01:00:42 EST Need prayer http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12661x153x71462894 Hi everyone, I would like to know if you would please pray for me? My anxiety level has gone up and so has my pain level. It makes for not such good sleep plus I have been wanting to eat often. I do not want to gain any of my weight back <em>252</em> . Thank you Tue, 30 Apr 2019 17:01:39 EST Hebrew Names of God http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x153x71457757 Evening Hello Team, <BR> <BR> I am starting a new series for our Daily Devotions entitled Hebrew Names of God <BR> <BR> This series will take the place of Wisdom from the Psalms...The studies I will bring are lessons and messages I have shared in my Church as Bible Teacher to Groups and as Featured Speaker for some of our Groups and Meetings over the years... <BR> <BR> After this series I will share a series on revival. <BR> <BR> Some of these messages go back some 4/5 years, they are all... Mon, 29 Apr 2019 22:03:28 EST Happy to be on team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x153x71424603 Hello! I am happy to join the team.I am a new Christian and want to lose 75 pounds for a healthy living. Wed, 24 Apr 2019 14:43:05 EST FILL IN) GOD WANTS US TO __________ __________ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x153x71404985 LET'S BRAINSTORM AND COME UP WITH MANY DIFFERENT ANSWERS. <BR> <BR> IF YOU WANT YOU CAN EXPLAIN WHY YOU CHOSE A CERTAIN WORD. Sun, 21 Apr 2019 13:25:01 EST NAME QUALITIES YOU LIKE TO FIND IN OTHERS. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22852x153x71400174 truthful Sat, 20 Apr 2019 18:56:05 EST Yuk or Yummy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22852x153x71400162 Name a food, the next person says yuk if she dislikes it or yummy if it is liked. <BR> <BR> <BR> meatloaf Sat, 20 Apr 2019 18:54:13 EST Start a word with the last letter. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22852x153x71400150 Beaver Sat, 20 Apr 2019 18:51:52 EST April Daily Hi's for Emoticons http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22852x153x71274791 <em>213</em> Mon, 1 Apr 2019 03:39:37 EST Team Weight Challenges for April 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12146x153x71274785 Great job Team, we will continue on with this Challenge for this month... <BR> <BR> Let's Keep Sparking together for our healthiest weight possible... <BR> <BR> Back for Maintenance <BR> <BR> Back for Both Challenges <BR> <BR> Week 1 <BR> <BR> Sunday March 31 125lbs <BR> Monday April 1 125lbs <BR> Tuesday April 2 <BR> Wednesday April 3 <BR> Thursday April 4 <BR> Friday April 5 <BR> Saturday April 6 <BR> Mon, 1 Apr 2019 03:35:37 EST Monthly Team Challenge for April 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12146x153x71268655 Good Morning Team, <BR> <BR> Congrats on a great Month of March, you all worked so hard and did a fantastic job at meeting your goals. Good Job!!! <BR> <BR> WOW, Hard to believe that April begins Monday, let's get started and have a Fantastic month ahead... <BR> <BR> As always I stand with you and cheer you on your journey...Keep Sparking and Keep up the Wonderful work...You CAN do it... <BR> <BR> I have 2 Team Challenges for you this month... <BR> <BR> For April let's raise the b... Sun, 31 Mar 2019 03:18:57 EST Easter Devotion's for 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x153x71126042 Welcome to this New Devotional's that will be brought to you from a variety of groups and or Ministers from Crosswalk.com daily devotions, Hope you will join me and enjoy the following daily devotions about Easter. God Bless.... <BR> <BR> The Cradle of Hope - Easter Devotional - March 7 <BR> <BR> by Max Lucado <BR> <BR> Christ rose first; then when Christ comes back, all his people will become alive again. <BR> 1 Corinthians 15:23 TLB <BR> <BR> Let's go to the tomb, for Jesus lies in the ... Fri, 8 Mar 2019 02:31:09 EST Hello to all. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x153x71109823 My name is Rodger <BR> I will turn 59 next week <BR> I am Married for 36 plus years <BR> I have 3 grown children, all married with children (2 ladies, and 1 man) ages 37-28 <BR> We have 7 grandchildren (4 girls, 3 boys) <BR> I live south of Kansas City, Missouri (USA) <BR> I am employed full time (statistician, I work at computer all day) <BR> I am a born again Christian <BR> Through God all things are possible. <BR> <BR> I have been overweight since age 11 <BR> Obese since age 15 ... Tue, 5 Mar 2019 12:05:12 EST Team Weight Challenges for March 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12146x153x71081450 Evening Hello Team, <BR> <BR> You have done a great job in your Weight Maintenance and Weight Loss Goals for February. <BR> <BR> We will continue on with our Goals for March. Hope you will join me, let's raise the bar to new heights and be the very best we can be. <BR> <BR> As for me I am working on my Weight Maintenance to stay within my optimal weight between 124 pounds and 125 pounds which is the best weight for my frame, lately I have been up and almost being closer to 126 pounds which... Fri, 1 Mar 2019 02:55:59 EST March Daily Hi's for Emoticons http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22852x153x71081340 <em>213</em> Fri, 1 Mar 2019 02:07:18 EST Monthly Team Challenges for March 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12146x153x71081332 Evening Hello Team, <BR> <BR> Congrats on a great Month of February, your Goodie Awards will come out on the weekend. <BR> <BR> WOW, A brand new month is here, let's get started and have an awesome March ahead... <BR> <BR> As always I stand with you and cheer you on your journey...Keep Sparking and Keep up the Fantastic work...You CAN do it... <BR> <BR> I have 2 Team Challenges for you this month...I am encouraging you to Raise the Bar to your personal best. Let’s be the Very Best we ... Fri, 1 Mar 2019 02:05:25 EST Hello from Florida! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x153x71039858 Hi all! I am Lexi and live in Florida. Just stopping in to say hi! Fri, 22 Feb 2019 10:10:49 EST Need prayer for this journey I am on http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12661x153x71016793 Hi, my name is Sheila. I didn’t know where to post this so I decided to post it on this Faith site. I have been on an anxiety medicine for 40 years. I am 71 years old. Last November I started weaning off of it. Last Sat. I was half way there. Thank You Lord. I plan on being off of it by June 1st. The side effects have been headaches, some racey heart and hungry most of the time. I have lost over 100 lbs and do not want to gain the weight <em>252</em> back, but just feel like eating all the... Mon, 18 Feb 2019 19:34:05 EST An eye opened. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x153x70921135 I guess I have been living in denial for a long time. Logging in everything I eat has been an eye-opener. O it's just a few nuts or a slice of cheese out of the refrigerator. Maybe a few grapes that are sitting on the counter. Surely they don't count. So when I started to log in everything I realized how quickly those seemingly unimportant "snacks" could add up in my calorie count so quickly. When I looked over my week of logging in I realized how many days I went over my allotted calor... Sun, 3 Feb 2019 14:39:28 EST February Daily Hi's for Emoticons http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22852x153x70904689 <em>213</em> Fri, 1 Feb 2019 00:23:15 EST Team Weight Challenges for February 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12146x153x70899750 Good Morning Team <BR> <BR> We will continue our Team Challenge for Weight Loss and or Weight Maintenance. You are doing a great job, keep up the great work... <BR> <BR> Hope you will come onboard and join me for a great Month of February. <BR> <BR> I am back for Maintenance and hope to maintain my optimal weight of between 124 and 125 pounds... <BR> <BR> God Bless <BR> Your Friend &amp; Co-Team Leader <BR> Judith Thu, 31 Jan 2019 08:22:24 EST Monthly Team Challenges for February 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12146x153x70899089 Good Morning Team, <BR> <BR> I want to congratulate you on all your hard work in accomplishing your January Team Challenges. Keep up the great work. <BR> <BR> The following is your new Team Challenge for the Month of February. Hope to see you on-board. <BR> <BR> As always I cheer you on your journey. Don't forget to enter all your daily results for this past month so I can send out your Spark Goodie Award to congratulate you on your well earned hard work! <BR> <BR> This month I hav... Thu, 31 Jan 2019 06:45:59 EST Question regarding team goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x153x70811449 I figured it out! Just not sure how to delete post or even if you can. <BR> How do I indicate that I completed one of the team goals? I have joined them. TIA <BR> Edited: I may have figured it out. Do I have to set it as one of my goals on my start page? Thu, 17 Jan 2019 18:08:30 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x153x70802989 Hello! I have been married for almost 23 years. I have 3 children, and 1.5 grandchildren. Just to put this out there, this is making me anxious because I feel like I should include more about myself. I am a very private person and do not like to share with others. However, I am consciously making a choice to be less anxious and nicer to myself so I can become a healthier person for me and my family. Wed, 16 Jan 2019 11:32:38 EST Greetings from San Diego http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x153x70710832 Thank you for the nice welcome. I am looking forward to being part of your team. I am a born again Christian and love the Lord with all of my heart. He has been there for me every step of the way ! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7d9afbd0-81ed-4dec-9fda-84141e130230.jpg"> Wed, 2 Jan 2019 22:02:18 EST January Daily Hi's for Emoticons http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22852x153x70704441 <em>524</em> Wed, 2 Jan 2019 04:00:32 EST Team Weight Challenges for January 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12146x153x70696838 Evening Hello Team <BR> <BR> Good Job everyone, keep up the great work.... And yes we will continue on with our Team Weight Challenge.... <BR> <BR> I invite you to come onboard to maintain your optimal weight and or come onboard to lose the weight you desire...Whatever you need to do let's work together and be the best we can be and get healthy together.... <BR> <BR> God Bless <BR> Co-Team Leader <BR> Judith Tue, 1 Jan 2019 02:50:45 EST MonthlyTeam Challenge for January 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12146x153x70695534 Good Evening Team, <BR> <BR> Hard to believe but here we are with tomorrow beginning a brand new Year 2019 and new Month of January that will give us new opportunities and new goals to meet. I invite you to come onboard for another great year and month. Let’s keep sparking on together.... <BR> <BR> For January I have 1 Team Challenge that will include both Nutrition and Fitness Challenges... <BR> <BR> You are welcome to chose the Challenges that work best for you. <BR> <BR> This New Y... Mon, 31 Dec 2018 20:44:20 EST January Daily Hi's for Emoticons http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22852x153x70690204 <em>524</em> Mon, 31 Dec 2018 00:35:06 EST Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x153x70650656 Hi <BR> My name is Dottie and I am new to this team. I love to read, take pictures, make my own cards. I look forward to making new friends and encouraging each other on our weight loss journey. I have one daughter and two grandchildren. Love animals especially cats, dogs and goats. Have two dogs in my life right now, considering a kitten and would love a goat, but.... <BR> <BR> Have a wonderful day everyone! Sun, 23 Dec 2018 12:29:10 EST Need prayer http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12661x153x70551691 I am going off of a medicine that I have been on for years. Please pray that I can wean myself off of it (with the help of my drs) and of course God. That I would not have any big side affects and have peace in my body and mind. Thank you. Wed, 5 Dec 2018 15:59:27 EST Team Weight Challenges for December 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12146x153x70520693 Good Morning Team, <BR> <BR> You have done well in maintaining your weight this past month and for those who are losing weight, keep up the great work... <BR> <BR> We will continue on with our Team Weight Challenge for December, so who is onboard with me this month? Let's Do it and be the best we can be... <BR> <BR> <em>386</em> <em>306</em> <em>381</em> Sat, 1 Dec 2018 06:25:25 EST Monthly Team Challenge for December 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12146x153x70520640 Good Morning Team, <BR> <BR> I want to congratulate you for all your hard work this past month. You all have done well with your November Challenges, your Team Awards will be posted on your spark page within the next 2 days. <BR> <BR> I encourage you to jump on-board and join us for the month of December. Let's raise the Bar to our personal best and see what we can do this month! I have posted your New Challenges below, this month it will be one Challenge with a combo of Nutrition and Fit... Sat, 1 Dec 2018 06:11:02 EST December Daily Hi for Emoticon's http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22852x153x70520547 <em>213</em> Sat, 1 Dec 2018 05:24:09 EST Christmas Devotions for 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x153x70486034 An Unhurried Holiday - Christmas Devotional - Nov. 25 <BR> <BR> EDITOR'S NOTE: <BR> <BR> While Advent officially runs from December 2-24 in 2018, Crosswalk will proudly present one Christmas-themed devotional per day during an Advent season running from the day after Thanksgiving through New Year's Eve. Check back every day for a new devotional reflection about what the Incarnation - the coming near of our Savior - means for us still today. And Merry Christmas <BR> <BR> By Karen Ehman <B... Sun, 25 Nov 2018 05:38:35 EST Request for Prayers 11-17-2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12661x153x70452999 Greetings all. <BR> I am seeking prayer for my wife (Diana), family, friends, and me. <BR> My health is not improving as all have been praying and hoping. <BR> I have End Stage COPD, congestive heart failure, diabetes with complications, AFib heart, and a bunch of others. I am currently in home hospice with hospice staff coming every 2-3 days to adjust medications and do exams. <BR> The worse part is that I can not walk nor get out of bed without help. I need someone to help me move all the t... Sun, 18 Nov 2018 20:55:47 EST Daily Devotions for Thanksgiving 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x153x70366101 A Season of Thanks November 3, 2018 <BR> <BR> This devotional was written by Kelly McFadden <BR> <BR> All your words are true; all your righteous laws are eternal. —Psalms 119:160 <BR> <BR> This holiday season, you will most likely hear the song “My Favorite Things” from the Broadway musical The Sound of Music. To me this song has always felt out of place during the holidays, until recently. I have begun to hear it in a new light, recognizing the famous list of “favorite things” as a lis... Sat, 3 Nov 2018 12:44:05 EST Team Weight Challenges for November 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12146x153x70350823 Good Evening Team, <BR> <BR> Congratulations on all your hard work, keep up the great work. <BR> <BR> We will continue on with our Team Weight Challenge. You are welcome to join for losing the weight you have determined that is best for you and or to join for Maintenance that I am doing, working to maintain my optimal weight that has been determined for me. <BR> <BR> So who is onboard? Hope you will join me this new month. Let's work together and be the best we can be... <BR> <BR> God... Thu, 1 Nov 2018 00:32:44 EST MonthlyTeam Challenge for November 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12146x153x70350815 Good Evening Team, <BR> <BR> Congratulations Team on the fantastic job you have done all thru the month of October. Your Team Goodie Awards will be sent out later this week. . <BR> <BR> I have 2 new Team Challenges for you. I have divided them into Team Fitness and Team Nutrition Challenges. In the Fitness Challenges you are welcome to modify the challenge and use the exercises that best meet your needs. Don’t forget to enter all your daily results for October so I won’t miss sending you ... Thu, 1 Nov 2018 00:31:06 EST Novenber Daily Hi for Emoticons http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22852x153x70349732 <em>213</em> Wed, 31 Oct 2018 20:49:44 EST Looking for an accountabili y/motivation partner! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12146x153x70287724 Hi! I am looking for an accountability/motivation partner! I am driven to lose ten pounds and would love to also support and motivate you as well! I am going to do Friday weigh-ins. <BR> <BR> Friday October 19: 140lbs <BR> Goal: 129 lbs <BR> <BR> “The Lord is my strength and my Shield; My heart trusts in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my &amp;#10084;&amp;#65039; heart exults, And with my song I shall thank Him.” - Psalm 28:7 Sun, 21 Oct 2018 12:15:06 EST Prayers please. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12661x153x70265645 Please keep me in your prayers, as I am on disability and having extreme financial difficulty. I am alone and have no family that will help. Single under 55 I do not fit into any programs in my area. Wed, 17 Oct 2018 11:00:49 EST Team Weight Challenges for October 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12146x153x70167705 Evening Hello Team <BR> <BR> Congratulations on a <em>592</em> with your Weight loss and or Weight Maintenance. Keep up the fantastic work...I hope you will join me for the this new month of October. <BR> <BR> I am back for Weight Maintenance. My optimal weight for my height and body frame is between 124-128 pounds; as for me, I feel comfortable at 124/125 pounds and will work on maintaining this weight for October. <BR> <BR> So who is with me? As always I stand with you cheering you on... Sun, 30 Sep 2018 23:32:49 EST MonthlyTeam Challenge for October 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12146x153x70167571 Good Evening Hello Team, <BR> <BR> Congrats on a great Month of September, you all worked so hard and did a fantastic job at meeting your goals. Good Job!!! <BR> <BR> I will send out your Goodie Awards in the next few days. <BR> <BR> WOW, Hard to believe that October begins tomorrow, let's get started and have a Fantastic month ahead... <BR> <BR> As always I stand with you and cheer you on your journey...Keep Sparking and Keep up the Wonderful work...You CAN do it... <BR> <BR> I hav... Sun, 30 Sep 2018 23:12:27 EST October Daily Hi's for Emoticon's http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22852x153x70167470 <em>524</em> Sun, 30 Sep 2018 22:49:14 EST Hello, new here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x153x70086173 Hi from Michigan! Sat, 15 Sep 2018 16:19:05 EST Hi everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x153x70011449 I am a stay at home wife/mom. Have been married for 25 years and have 5 kids and 3 grands. My husband is a trucker, thankfully he is only out 4 days at a time! I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes about 3 months ago and really need to have a life style change, so I am trying hard to work on that. Just a little hard with kids and hubby that can eat anything and me having to watch everything, but I know I can do it!! I am looking forward to getting to know you all!! Mon, 3 Sep 2018 08:06:44 EST Hello All http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x153x70003284 From Southwest Virginia. Sat, 1 Sep 2018 19:54:50 EST Team Weight Challenges for September 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12146x153x69998936 Evening Hello Team, <BR> <BR> You all have done a great job in August so we will continue on for September...Let's Keep Pushing on ahead and either lose the amount of weight we are hoping for or for those who are on Maintenance like I am hope you will join me again.... <BR> <BR> Let's Go for it.... <em>381</em> 1 step at a time... Sat, 1 Sep 2018 02:42:18 EST September Daily Hi's for Emoticons http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22852x153x69995833 <em>524</em> Fri, 31 Aug 2018 14:15:29 EST Monthly Team Challenge for September 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12146x153x69995826 Good Morning Team, <BR> <BR> Congrats on a great job of meeting your goals for the Month of August, Keep up the great work. Your Team Awards will be sent out this next week. Good Job Everyone! <BR> <BR> Today begins the opportunity to jump on-board for another Month of Team Challenges. This month let’s work on increasing our fitness levels with raising the Bar to our Personal Best! ... <BR> <BR> This Month there are 2 Challenges to chose from, there is something for everyone; you are we... Fri, 31 Aug 2018 14:13:38 EST Team Weight Challenges for August 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12146x153x69767647 Evening Hello Team <BR> <BR> <em>592</em> on your Monthly Weight Challenges...Keep up the great work... <BR> <BR> We continue on with the Maintenance Challenge and or the Weight Loss Challenge for those who are wanting to lose weight. You chose the amount you are setting for the month but for sure I am here for you cheering you on your journey. No matter what Challenge you chose let's keep pushing on together and be the best we can be... <BR> <BR> So who is with me, let's go for it and ... Wed, 1 Aug 2018 00:34:51 EST Monthly Team Challenge for August 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12146x153x69767487 Evening Hello Team, <BR> <BR> Good Job on your achievements for the month of July. You have worked hard to meet your goals for your Nutritional intake and your daily fitness... May I encourage you to keep up the fantastic work for this next new month of August.... I will be sending out our Team Goodie Awards in the next few days, if you haven't yet recorded your Monthly achievements for July I encourage you to get your July Challenges up to date so I know the members who joined us and I send... Wed, 1 Aug 2018 00:03:06 EST August Daily Hi's for Emoticons http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22852x153x69766873 <em>524</em> Tue, 31 Jul 2018 22:10:07 EST Hi from Washington State http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x153x69667306 Hi my name is Rachel. I live in Washington state. I am happily married and recently laid down my job as office manager for our church. I've homeschooled our 4 children who are now grown but are all living at home at this time. We have 3 sons and a daughter, ranging from 26 to 19. <BR> I'm pretty healthy, just overwieght, actually obese...that's what sparks says and I'm still in denial. <em>20</em> I'm returning to sparks and hope to gain some life long friends in Christ. I'm discouraged... Tue, 24 Jul 2018 00:29:26 EST July Daily Hi's for Emoticons http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22852x153x69341211 <em>524</em> Sun, 1 Jul 2018 03:12:58 EST Team Weight Challenges for July 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12146x153x69341181 Evening Hello Team <BR> <BR> We will continue on with our Team Weight Challenges. I encourage you all to come onboard and either join me for Maintenance and or losing as much weight as you chose. <BR> <BR> Let's push ahead and be the very best we can be... <BR> <BR> I am back for Maintenance.... Sun, 1 Jul 2018 02:55:59 EST Monthly Team Challenge for July 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12146x153x69341175 Good Evening Team, <BR> <BR> Here we are with a New Month and New Challenges before us for another great month ahead.... <BR> <BR> You did great for June, let's get ready for another awesome month... <BR> <BR> I have 2 Challenges for you to do...Hope you will come onboard and join me for a great month ahead... <BR> <BR> Team Challenge # 1 <BR> <BR> Drink between 6 and 8 Glasses of Water per day. <BR> Meet your Daily Calorie intake <BR> Eat between 5 to 8 Servings of Fresh Fruits and Vegg... Sun, 1 Jul 2018 02:52:47 EST Monthly Team Challenge for June 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12146x153x69154086 Evening Hello Team, <BR> <BR> Congratulations on all your hard work in working daily to meet your daily goals. Good Job, keep up the Fantastic Work.... <BR> <BR> We are just a few hours away to beginning another new Month of Team Challenges, hope you will come onboard and join me. I have 2 New Challenges for you to do. You are welcome to adapt them to your needs, the main thing is not how you follow my suggestions but you decide to step up to the plate and decide to add Daily Fitness to you... Fri, 1 Jun 2018 02:11:58 EST Team Weight Challenges for June 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12146x153x69154051 Evening Hello Team, <BR> <BR> You all have done so well that we will continue on with this challenge. I encourage you to set the bar in deciding how much weight you want to lose and or how you will continue to Maintain your optimal weight... <BR> <BR> I cheer you on for a Fantastic and Successful Month of June ahead... <BR> <BR> <em>593</em> <em>306</em> <em>381</em> Together.... <BR> <BR> Fri, 1 Jun 2018 01:47:38 EST June Daily Hi's for Emoticon's http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22852x153x69154034 <em>524</em> Fri, 1 Jun 2018 01:38:23 EST Team Weight Challenges for May 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12146x153x68978891 Evening Hello Team <BR> <BR> You all did a Fantastic Job with the Month of April so we will continue with our weight challenge for May...Some are trying to lose weight and some are on a maintenance program which is what I am doing... <BR> <BR> Who is with me for May, Let's raise the bar and be all that God has intended us to be... <BR> <BR> Tuesday May 1, 2018 124.5lbs <BR> Wednesday May 2, 2018 <BR> Thursday May 3, 2018 <BR> Friday May 4, 2018 <BR> Saturday May 5, 2018 Tue, 1 May 2018 21:57:18 EST May Daily Hi's for Emoticons http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22852x153x68975673 <em>524</em> Tue, 1 May 2018 11:01:24 EST Monthly Team Challenge for May 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12146x153x68975665 Good Morning Team, <BR> <BR> Wishing you a great Day and week ahead. <BR> <BR> I also want to congratulate you on a great job you have done this past month. You have done a great job in meeting your goals. Keep up the great work... . <BR> <BR> Hard to believe that today we begin a new month with New Goals &amp; New Challenges to achieve.. <BR> <BR> Having said that, I have been thinking about our next Challenge and have 2 new Challenges for you this month... <BR> <BR> For the Month ... Tue, 1 May 2018 10:59:59 EST Hi From Central Iowa http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x153x68918725 <em>213</em> While I'm new here, I've been a SP member for 10 years. SP provides awesome resources, but it's my Lord who is my source. <em>296</em> <BR> <BR> Ran across scripture recently that I can apply to where I'm at with my weightloss... <BR> “You have stayed at this mountain long enough. It is time to break camp and move on.” Deut 1:6b-7a <BR> <BR> I've been staying at the present weight long enough. It's time to move on. <BR> <BR> Can anyone else relate? <BR> Sat, 21 Apr 2018 16:21:12 EST Hello from Boulder, Colorado http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x153x68884405 Hi, my name is Kathy and I just joined the group. <em>572</em> Sun, 15 Apr 2018 17:40:21 EST Team Weight Challenges for April 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12146x153x68792014 Evening Hello Team <BR> <BR> You are doing great for those who are working hard on your Maintenance and for those who are aiming to lose some weight. Good Job all, keep up the great work! <BR> <BR> We will continue on with our Mini challenge...You decide what you are going to work on. <BR> <BR> I stand with you cheering you on your journey... <BR> <BR> Let's raise the bar to our optimal best this next month of April... <BR> <BR> I am joining again and will work on Maintenance... Hope you... Sun, 1 Apr 2018 02:41:31 EST Monthly Team Challenge for April 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12146x153x68791975 Good Evening Hello Team, <BR> <BR> Congratulations on your achievements in March. You all have worked hard in going about to meet your goals and do the very best you could. <BR> <BR> Your Team Spark Goodie Awards will be posted on your Spark Page just after Easter. <BR> <BR> For this month of April I have 2 Team Challenges for you. I invite you to join me in this new challenge and join as many of these as you can....You are welcome to join them all or do a few, whatever fits in with you... Sun, 1 Apr 2018 02:25:37 EST April Daily Hi's for Emoticons http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22852x153x68791854 <em>524</em> Sun, 1 Apr 2018 01:38:35 EST The King Who Loved a Humble Maiden http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12661x153x68698755 The King Who Loved a Humble Maiden <BR> Ransomed Heart <BR> <BR> Suppose there was a king who loved a humble maiden. The king was like no other king. No one dared breathe a word against him, for he had the strength to crush all opponents. And yet this mighty king was melted by love for a humble maiden. How could he declare his love for her? In an odd sort of way, his kingliness tied his hands. If he brought her to the palace and crowned her head with jewels and clothed her body in royal robe... Fri, 16 Mar 2018 16:32:11 EST Bound in God's Will http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12661x153x68691185 From Anne Graham Lotz <BR> <BR> They laid their hands on Him and took Him. <BR> <BR> Mark 14:46, NKJV <BR> <BR> The soldiers and officials who had come to the Garden of Gethsemane to arrest Jesus seized Him roughly, punching and manhandling Him as they bound Him. They bound the hands of the Son of God! The hands of the Creator! Hands that had lifted in authority and calmed the storm at sea. Hands that had gathered little children on His knee. <BR> <BR> Have you ever felt bound . . . <BR> ... Thu, 15 Mar 2018 13:14:07 EST Today in History http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22852x153x68672214 Today in ... <BR> <BR> 2003 Police recover Elizabeth Smart and arrest her abductors <BR> <BR> 2002 The color-coded terror alert system was unveiled by Homeland Security chief Tom Ridge. <BR> <BR> 1994 The Church of England ordained women priests for the first time in 460 years. <BR> <BR> 1993 Janet Reno was sworn in as the first female attorney general of the United States. <BR> <BR> 1959 The U.S. House of Representatives joins the Senate in approving the statehood of Hawaii. <BR> <BR> ... Mon, 12 Mar 2018 14:38:35 EST Team Weight Challenges for March 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12146x153x68599151 Evening Hello Team <BR> <BR> You all did a great job with either losing weight or maintaining your optimal weight so we will continue on for this brand new month of March... <BR> <BR> For those who are on Maintenance I encourage you to join me again for this new Month of March... <BR> <BR> And for those who are wanting to lose weight I encourage you to come onboard and aim to lose between 3 and 5 pounds or more this month and maintain the weight loss for the entire month... <BR> <BR> So w... Thu, 1 Mar 2018 02:28:48 EST March Daily Hi's for Emoticons http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22852x153x68599092 <em>524</em> Thu, 1 Mar 2018 02:05:47 EST Monthly Team Challenge for March 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12146x153x68596444 Good Afternoon, <BR> <BR> Congratulations on all your hard work and achieving your February goals. Good Job Team. <BR> <BR> Your Goodie Awards will be posted on your Spark Page later today... <BR> <BR> I invite you to join me in this new Month of Team Challenges. <BR> <BR> You are welcome to modify, add, or remove any of the challenges or do as many of the challenges as you are able. Bottom line, we aim to get fit together. Let's Go For it! <BR> <BR> Team Challenge # 1 <BR> <BR> ... Wed, 28 Feb 2018 15:55:38 EST Easter Devotion's for 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x153x68554583 The Angelic Perspective on Easter - Easter Devotional - February 22 <BR> <BR> by Fred Alberti <BR> <BR> He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him. <BR> Colossians 1:15-16 <BR> <BR> During this time of remembrance of Christ's sacrifice I am prone to wonder about the angels. <BR> ... Thu, 22 Feb 2018 05:33:15 EST Daily Bible Reading http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12661x153x68458528 This is where you share your Daily Bible Reading and some key thoughts God impressed upon you in your Devotional time.... <BR> <BR> For me: I am reading from the Grace for the Moment Daily Bible with Max Lucado... <BR> <BR> A portion is taken from the Old Testament, Psalms, Proverbs and New Testament each day! <BR> <BR> Today's Reading: <BR> <BR> Exodus 25-26 <BR> <BR> Psalm 19:7-14 <BR> <BR> Proverbs 6:32-35 <BR> <BR> Matthew 24:1-35 <BR> <BR> Key Verse for Today <BR> <BR> Matthew... Wed, 7 Feb 2018 11:33:32 EST Team Weight Challenges for February 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12146x153x68415579 Evening Hello Team <BR> <BR> You all did a great job with either losing weight or maintaining your optimal weight so we will continue on for this brand new month of February. <BR> <BR> I encourage you to lose between 3 and 5 pounds or more this month and maintain it for the entire month...... <BR> <BR> So who is with me this month? Let's do it and go for it together... <em>306</em> <em>381</em> Thu, 1 Feb 2018 01:56:41 EST February Daily Hi's for Emoticons http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22852x153x68415531 <em>524</em> Thu, 1 Feb 2018 01:44:07 EST Monthly Team Challenge for February 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12146x153x68413398 Afternoon Hello Team, <BR> <BR> Congrats on a great Month of January, you all worked so hard and did a fantastic job at meeting your goals. Good Job!!! <BR> <BR> Your Team Spark Goodie Awards will be posted on your Spark Page in the next few days. Good Job Everyone! <BR> <BR> WOW, It's hard to believe that February starts tomorrow...let's get started and have a Fantastic month ahead... <BR> <BR> I have 2 Team Challenges for you this month...Hope you will join me and make this month th... Wed, 31 Jan 2018 17:58:19 EST Chair Aerobics/ Strength/Stre tch/Core/Full Body http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12146x153x68336810 I encourage you to click onto any of the following exercises that will take you thru step by step for a full body workout. There are Chair aerobics, exercises using hand weights, strength and stretching fitness, core and fitness video's that Coach Nicole will take you thru for a healthier and stronger you... Let's go for it and raise the bar and aim for a healthier body 1 step at a time.. <em>381</em> Together... Sat, 20 Jan 2018 03:06:52 EST Team Weight Challenges for January 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12146x153x68203042 We will continue on with our Weight Loss and or Maintenance this New Year... <em>593</em> <em>381</em> I am including Sunday the 31st with Week 1... <BR> <BR> Week 1 <BR> <BR> Sunday December 31st 125lbs <BR> Monday January 1st 125.5lbs <BR> Tuesday January 2nd <BR> Wednesday January 3rd <BR> Thursday January 4th <BR> Friday January 5th <BR> Saturday January 6th <BR> Mon, 1 Jan 2018 04:54:29 EST January Daily Hi's for Emoticons http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22852x153x68203038 <em>524</em> Mon, 1 Jan 2018 04:51:32 EST Monthly Team Challenges for January 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12146x153x68203031 Good Morning Team; <BR> <BR> Congratulations on your achievements this past month of December. You have worked hard in going about to meet your goals and do the very best you could. <BR> <BR> Your Team Spark Goodie Awards will be posted on your Spark Page before the week is done!. Good Job! <BR> <BR> For this New Month ahead we are going to start off the New Year with “Going Back to Basics”. I invite you to join me in this new challenge and join as many of these as you can....You are we... Mon, 1 Jan 2018 04:46:40 EST December Daily Hi's for Emoticons http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22852x153x68024146 <em>524</em> Fri, 1 Dec 2017 02:17:15 EST Monthly Team Challenges for December 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12146x153x68024143 Good Evening Team <BR> <BR> I want to congratulate you all on all the hard work you have done this past month of November. Good Job All, keep up the great work! <BR> <BR> Over the month many of us have struggled including me in keeping up but we all pressed through and accomplished the goals that were before us. I am so proud of you all... <BR> <BR> This month of December I have 2 New Team Challenges for you. Hope to see you onboard! <BR> <BR> Team Challenge 1 <BR> <BR> Tracking our Fo... Fri, 1 Dec 2017 02:16:31 EST Team Weight Challenges for December 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12146x153x68024142 Good Evening Team, <BR> <BR> You have done a great job at your Mini Team Challenge with either maintaining your optimal weight and or losing the set weight you desired. Good Job All, you have worked hard, keep up the good work...I cheer you on your journey... <BR> <BR> This Month of December we will continue on with our Weight Challenge. I encourage you to come onboard and lose between 3 and 5 pounds or more and or maintain your optimal weight for the month of December. <BR> <BR> So who... Fri, 1 Dec 2017 02:15:15 EST Christmas Devotions for 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x153x68022140 The Reality of Immanuel - Christmas Devotional- November 30 <BR> <BR> by Jill &amp; Stuart Briscoe <BR> <BR> "How many observe Christ's birthday! How few, His precepts!" —Benjamin Franklin <BR> <BR> I have to be honest, I really do love the holiday called Christmas. Our church is a beehive of activity. Our home is a menagerie of laughter and friends and family. I love the food. I love the decorations. I love the way Christmas smells. And who can argue with a couple of cool presents under t... Thu, 30 Nov 2017 17:58:46 EST Greetings from Montana http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x153x67836973 My name is Doug, <BR> <BR> I received Christ as my Savior in November, 1988 and baptized the following January, 1989. This happened while stationed in the Azores, Portugal. <BR> <BR> My family homesteaded Montana and I returned to it after retiring from the military. <BR> <BR> Christ has been HUGE in leading me through my weight loss journey by His promises and brothers and sisters in Christ. <BR> <BR> Glad to be here among my people. Thu, 2 Nov 2017 00:47:30 EST Team Weight Challenges for November 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12146x153x67829393 Evening Hello Team, <BR> <BR> Tomorrow we begin a brand new month. I hope you will join me in another great month of our Mini Team Challenges for Weight Loss and or Maintenance. <BR> <BR> For this Month of November we will continue on with either maintaining our optimal weight levels or lose between 3 and 5 pounds and maintain it throughout the Month of November. <BR> <BR> So who is on-board; are you ready to Join me &amp; Meet the Challenge? Let's Go for It... <BR> <BR> God Bless, <BR... Wed, 1 Nov 2017 01:18:04 EST Monthly Team Challenge for November 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12146x153x67829359 Evening Hello Team <BR> <BR> Congratulations on all the hard work you have done this past month in meeting your goals for October. Good Job Everyone. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow we begin a brand new month of November. I hope you will join me in another great month of New Team Challenges. <BR> <BR> For this Month of November I have 2 Challenges for you, Fitness and Nutrition Challenges. <BR> <BR> You are welcome to work on each one or you can chose which of the two works best for you. <BR> <... Wed, 1 Nov 2017 01:08:27 EST November Daily Hi's for Emoticons http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22852x153x67829246 <em>524</em> Wed, 1 Nov 2017 00:36:23 EST Songs of Praise and Worship http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22852x153x67642237 <link>youtu.be/idQ1n3cdgfo </link> Open The Eyes of My Heart, Lord (Michael W. Smith) <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f0dd83cb-cfbb-4fb2-9f96-eb15b67e9290.jpg"> Mon, 2 Oct 2017 09:55:27 EST Wisdom from the Psalms http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x153x67638289 October 1 <BR> <BR> Psalm 119:78 <BR> <BR> Let the proud be ashamed; for they dealt perversely with me without a cause: but I will meditate in thy precepts. <BR> <BR> Paul did chores for his neighbor, Mrs. Bower, each Tuesday after school. He had done chores for her for three years, and no one had said much about it, but for some reason this year was different. All the kids at school had started making fun of him. He couldn't understand why other kids would laugh at him for trying to he... Sun, 1 Oct 2017 19:03:39 EST Team Weight Challenges for October 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12146x153x67633402 Evening Hello Team <BR> <BR> Congrats on a great job of losing weight and or for those who are on Maintenance with maintaining your optimal weight. You are going a <em>592</em> Keep up the excellent work. <BR> <BR> This next month we will continue on with the Challenge. I encourage you to raise the bar with setting new goals in how much you want to lose this month and if you are maintaining your optimal weight I encourage you to keep on pushing and do your very best for October.. <BR> <... Sun, 1 Oct 2017 01:12:25 EST October Daily Hi's for Emoticons http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22852x153x67633368 <em>524</em> Sun, 1 Oct 2017 00:59:29 EST Monthly Team Challenge for October 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12146x153x67633364 Evening All, <BR> <BR> Wishing you a great Sunday and week ahead. <BR> <BR> I also want to congratulate you on a great job you have done this past month. You have done a great job in meeting your goals. Keep up the great work... . <BR> <BR> Hard to believe that September has gone by so quickly. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow we begin a brand new month of October. Having said that, I have been thinking about our next Challenge and have 2 new Challenges for you this month... <BR> <BR> For this ne... Sun, 1 Oct 2017 00:58:54 EST Team Weight Challenges for September 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12146x153x67454941 Good Morning All <BR> <BR> Good Job on your Weight Management and Weight Loss Goals for August. We will continue on for another fantastic month of September. <BR> <BR> Who is with me? Let's Do it.... Fri, 1 Sep 2017 03:36:02 EST Monthly Team Challenges for September 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12146x153x67454924 Good Morning Team, <BR> <BR> Congrats on a great job of meeting your goals for the Month of August, Keep up the great work. Your Team Awards will be sent out in the next few days. Good Job Everyone! <BR> <BR> Today begins the opportunity to jump on-board for another Month of Team Challenges. This month let’s work on increasing our fitness levels with raising the Bar to our Personal Best! ... <BR> <BR> This Month there are 2 Challenges to chose from, there is something for everyone; you ... Fri, 1 Sep 2017 03:24:23 EST September Daily Hi's for Emoticons http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22852x153x67454897 <em>524</em> Fri, 1 Sep 2017 03:08:22 EST Weather in your Area http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x153x67405772 Temps of 84 degrees with both sunny and cloudy skies... <em>67</em> <em>536</em> Wed, 23 Aug 2017 17:13:55 EST August Daily Hi's for Emoticons http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22852x153x67271787 <em>524</em> Tue, 1 Aug 2017 02:06:49 EST Team Weight Challenges for August 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12146x153x67268760 Good Morning Team <BR> <BR> We are embarking on another new Month of August and will continue on with the Challenge of either Maintaining our Optimal weight and or for those who are Aiming to Lose Weight. <BR> <BR> Let's aim for the best results we can do, you decide how much and what you can do to bring your weight to a healthy range that is best for you... <BR> <BR> So who is with me?? Let's <em>593</em> On Together!!! Mon, 31 Jul 2017 13:45:37 EST Monthly Team Challenges for August 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12146x153x67268675 Good Morning Team, <BR> <BR> Congrats on a great Month of July, you all worked so hard and did a fantastic job at meeting your goals. Good Job!!! <BR> <BR> I will send out your Goodie Awards in the next few days. <BR> <BR> WOW, Hard to believe that August begins tomorrow, let's get started and have a Fantastic month ahead... <BR> <BR> As always I stand with you and cheer you on your journey...Keep Sparking and Keep up the Wonderful work...You CAN do it... <BR> <BR> I have 2 Team Chal... Mon, 31 Jul 2017 13:22:07 EST New here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x153x67228562 Hi. I'm new to the group...I'm a Weight Watchers drop out. Really don't like their new program. I'm a Christian. I am married to a pastor. I have a lot of weight that I would like to lose. I have 3 kids. My oldest boy is married. My 2nd boy is grown but still lives at home going to college and working. My girl is 12 and homeschooled. I would love to hear all your favorite weight loss tips, favorite foods etc. Mon, 24 Jul 2017 21:52:56 EST What Made you Feel Happy Today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x153x67194814 Mine was fantastic, I had a Luncheon Meeting with 12 Ladies from the Group I teach during the year, we are on Summer break but gather 2x thru the Summer to stay connected and plan the following season ahead... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d997a445-4921-4065-83eb-d1e73c066e29.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d14be1e0-a995-4167-939c-270285420816.jpg"> Wed, 19 Jul 2017 01:39:18 EST Hi from Ontario, Canada http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x153x67121596 Hi everyone, just a quick hello and brief introduction. I am a 62 year old, retired teacher with 90+ pounds to lose. I decided to join this team as its title, I Can Do All Things Through Christ reflects perfectly what I believe about weight loss. I know I need to do the work but I also know that I can only succeed at this with God's help which is why every morning I ask Him for the strength to remain on track and committed to becoming healthier. To this end, I must admit that lately I have b... Fri, 7 Jul 2017 01:21:12 EST Team Weight Challenges for July 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12146x153x67085121 Congrats Team for a Month and working hard to maintain and or lose the weight you were hoping for. We will continue on for this next new month of July...Hope to see you onboard. <BR> <BR> Back for Maintenance <BR> <BR> Saturday July 1st 125lbs <BR> Sunday July 2nd <BR> Monday July 3rd <BR> Tuesday July 4th <BR> Wednesday July 5th <BR> Thursday July 6th <BR> Friday July 7th <BR> Saturday July 8th Sat, 1 Jul 2017 02:21:00 EST July Daily Hi's for Emoticons http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22852x153x67085080 <em>524</em> Sat, 1 Jul 2017 02:07:18 EST Monthly Team Challenges for July 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12146x153x67081243 Good Morning Team, <BR> <BR> We are about to begin a brand new month with new Goals and Challenges ahead. .. <BR> <BR> Congratulations on a Well Done Job this past month in sticking to your Plan and meeting your Goals <BR> <BR> I am hoping you will continue on and join me for July’s Team Challenges. <BR> <BR> This Month I have “Combined” both Nutrition and Fitness rolled into one Challenge. They are numbered 1 thru to 6, 3 activities for each category. <BR> <BR> You chose what works... Fri, 30 Jun 2017 10:22:58 EST June Daily Hi's for Emoticons http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22852x153x66910538 <em>524</em> Thu, 1 Jun 2017 01:54:38 EST Team Weight Challenges for June 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12146x153x66910529 Good Evening Team, <BR> <BR> We continue on with this Mini Challenge for this New Month of June.... <BR> <BR> I will continue on with Maintenance and hope you will join me! <BR> <BR> You all have done a Fantastic Job with your Team Weight Challenges. <BR> <BR> You did a great job in maintaining your weight... <BR> And for those who were losing weight you did Great... <BR> <BR> Keep up the Great Work...I cheer you on your journey... <em>306</em> <BR> <BR> Let's aim to Maintain our o... Thu, 1 Jun 2017 01:51:41 EST Monthly Team Challenge for June 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12146x153x66910467 Good Evening Team <BR> <BR> You all have done a fantastic job in meeting your goals for the Month of May...Good Job everyone. Keep up the fantastic work...Hope you will join me for this next month.. <BR> <BR> For this month we will work on 2 Challenges... <BR> <BR> Team Challenge # 1 <BR> <BR> Eat at least 5 to 6 Servings of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables <BR> Drink between 6 to 8 glasses of water per day <BR> Increase my Fiber intake with getting at least 25 grams per day <BR> Maintain my C... Thu, 1 Jun 2017 01:31:10 EST Team Weight Challenges for May 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12146x153x66726233 Evening Hello Team, <BR> <BR> You all have done a great job with ether maintaining your optimal weight and or those who wanted to lose between 3 and 5 pounds or more, you have done a fantastic job... <BR> <BR> We will continue on with this same challenge for May. Hope to see you onboard joining me. <BR> <BR> You chose what you are doing, Maintenance or Weight Loss... <BR> <BR> Let's Go For It.... <em>381</em> <em>593</em> Mon, 1 May 2017 02:17:24 EST May Daily Hi's for Emoticons http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22852x153x66726158 <em>524</em> Mon, 1 May 2017 01:40:54 EST Monthly Team Challenge for May 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12146x153x66726155 Good Evening Team <BR> <BR> Congratulations on all your hard work for April's Team Challenge, keep up the great work. I encourage you to post your results so I can give each one of you who participated your Spark Goodie Award. They will come out this week... <BR> <BR> Tomorrow we begin another new month and I am encouraging you all to keep up with your daily fitness and eating healthy, remember to post your daily Nutrition and Fitness results daily. <BR> <BR> Let's Keep Pushing Ahead ... Mon, 1 May 2017 01:39:58 EST April Daily Hi's for Emoticons http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22852x153x66535623 <em>524</em> Sat, 1 Apr 2017 00:36:58 EST Team Weight Challenges for April 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12146x153x66533464 Good Afternoon Team <BR> <BR> You have done a great job in your March Goals to either Lose Weight or Maintain your optimal weight. Keep up the great work... <em>593</em> <em>306</em> <BR> <BR> We will continue on for this next new month and aim to lose between 3 and 5 pounds or more. I encourage you to work at keeping the weight off for the month of April. . <BR> <BR> For those who are on Maintenance I encourage you to come on-board and aim to maintain your optimal weight for the mon... Fri, 31 Mar 2017 17:12:17 EST Monthly Team Challenge for April 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12146x153x66533354 Good Afternoon Team, <BR> <BR> Congratulations on your achievements this past month of March. You all have worked hard in going about to meet your goals and do the very best you could. <BR> <BR> Your Team Spark Goodie Awards will be posted on your Spark Page before the week is done!. Good Job! <BR> <BR> For this month of April we are going "Back to Basics" I invite you to join me in this new challenge and join as many of these as you can....You are welcome to join them all or do a few,... Fri, 31 Mar 2017 16:50:09 EST Easter Devotionals for 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x153x66334715 The Lenten Journey <BR> <BR> by Sarah Phillips <BR> <BR> As they went out, they came upon a man of Cyre'ne, Simon by name; this man they compelled to carry his cross. Matthew 27:32 <BR> <BR> I have to confess, Lent is my least favorite liturgical season. Many have written beautiful reflections on this season and the many opportunities for spiritual growth it holds. I couldn't agree more. But the reason this season is often so fruitful can be attributed to one overarching theme: sacrifice... Wed, 1 Mar 2017 04:48:24 EST Team Weight Challenges for March 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12146x153x66333622 Good Job everyone for your February Goals for loosing the weight you were wanting <BR> And for those who are working at maintaining your optimal weight...Keep up the Great work! Team... <BR> <BR> We will continue on in this challenge for March...You chose how much weight you want to lose and for those who are maintaining your weight, hope you will join me again for this new Month of March, keep up the great work... <em>306</em> <em>593</em> Tue, 28 Feb 2017 23:19:03 EST March Daily Hi's for Emoticons http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22852x153x66333223 <em>524</em> Tue, 28 Feb 2017 22:33:58 EST Monthly Team Challenge for March 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12146x153x66332920 Good Evening Team, <BR> <BR> I want to congratulate you on all your hard work in accomplishing your February's Challenges, good job. Your Team Goodie Awards will be sent out within the next few days. <BR> <BR> The following is your new Team Challenge for the Month of March. Hope to see you on-board. <BR> <BR> As always I cheer you on your journey. Don’t forget to enter all your daily results for this past month so I can send you your Spark Goodie Award to congratulate you on your well e... Tue, 28 Feb 2017 21:57:56 EST Weight Loss Excel Spreadsheet http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x153x66244375 I have made this amazing excel spreadsheet to help with weight loss and honestly it keeps me motivated more than anything. <BR> <BR> I'd be more than happy to share it with anyone who might find it helpful. <BR> <BR> Free of course! Thu, 16 Feb 2017 00:06:23 EST Greetings from Alaska http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x153x66244357 Hello! <BR> <BR> Born again Christian and losing it all for Christ. If my body houses The Holy Ghost as a temple I want it to be physically well! <BR> <BR> I am a former athlete and know a lot about nutrition and physical fitness. Survivalist, outdoors person, I am feeling lost with all this weight on me. <BR> <BR> I had five surgeries the last several years which took their toll on my mobility. I gained 150 lbs! So now I am healed and ready to do it. <BR> <BR> I am been dieting for... Thu, 16 Feb 2017 00:03:47 EST Greetings from Delaware http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x153x66232163 Hello from Delaware! I just got back on SparkPeople after many years absent. I have lost 3 pounds so far. I am shooting for 47 more. Tue, 14 Feb 2017 09:37:01 EST Five letter word - change 1 letter http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22852x153x66158494 I like the games where you change 1 letter of a 4-letter word but I'd relish more of a challenge by using 5-letter words. Let's really get creative! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> first word "SPARK" Fri, 3 Feb 2017 20:54:55 EST Team Weight Challenges for February 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12146x153x66137362 Good Job Team on your Weight Maintenance and for those who Lost Weight this past month. <BR> <BR> We will continue on with this challenge...I invite you to jump onboard and let's get to a healthy weight that is best for us. I cheer you on, so who is onboard to lose between 3 to 5 pounds of weight or more, you decide, and for those who are on maintenance I challenge you to maintain at your optimal weight for the entire month of February. <BR> <BR> Let's Go For It.... <em>381</em> Wed, 1 Feb 2017 00:39:23 EST Monthly Team Challenge for February 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12146x153x66137318 Congratulations on all your hard work for January's Team Challenge, keep up the great work. <BR> <BR> I encourage you to post your results so I can give each one of you who participated your Spark Goodie Award. They will come out this week... <BR> <BR> Hard to believe but tomorrow is when we begin a brand new month of February and I am encouraging you all to keep up with your daily fitness and eating healthy. <BR> <BR> Let's Keep Pushing Ahead to become Healthy, Stronger and Fitter Men ... Wed, 1 Feb 2017 00:29:23 EST Hi everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x153x65956086 I started Sparkpeople a few days ago and found this forum today and am so excited. I am 65 and need to lose 50 lbs to reach my goal of 135. I gave up sugar, eating clean, and gave up my diet cokes! I started on Jan. 1 along with my husband Rick. Looking forward to meeting you all....and happy to support everyone. :) Sat, 7 Jan 2017 18:37:56 EST Monthly Team Challenge for January 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12146x153x65902184 Good Job Team on your accomplishments for December 2016...Your Goodie Awards will come out sometime this week.... <em>386</em> Team and Keep up the Great Work!!! <BR> <BR> This month I have 2 Challenges for you. Are you ready? So Let's Go for it.... <BR> <BR> Challenge # 1 <BR> <BR> I will with God's Help and Strength <BR> <BR> 1. eat healthy meals <BR> 2. drink between 6 and 8 glasses of water per day <BR> 3. eat between 5 and 6 veggies and fruit or more per day. <BR> 4. I will al... Sat, 31 Dec 2016 21:19:36 EST Team Weight Challenges for January 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12146x153x65902174 Good Job everyone, we will continue on with this challenge and work at either maintaining or losing weight this month. <BR> <BR> Let's work at maintaining our weight within 3 lbs of optimal weight. <BR> <BR> For those who are losing weight,, I challenge you to lose between 3 and 5 lbs this month and keep it off for the entire month... <BR> <BR> So who is with me?? <BR> <BR> <em>386</em> <em>381</em> Sat, 31 Dec 2016 21:17:28 EST Daily Christmas Devotions for December 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x153x65712434 An Unhurried Holiday - Christmas Devotional - Nov. 30 <BR> <BR> by Karen Ehman <BR> <BR> <BR> "So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger." Luke 2:16 (NIV) <BR> <BR> "Hurry up! We're going to be late to the choir concert!" <BR> <BR> "Come on kids. Help me unload these groceries right now. I've got to get these cookies baked before bedtime." <BR> <BR> "Is it 6 a.m. already? I gotta get to that door buster sale as soon as it opens so I don't ... Thu, 1 Dec 2016 02:33:33 EST Team Weight Challenges for December 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12146x153x65712406 Hello Team <BR> <BR> Good job in keeping within your weight maintenance goals and or losing between 3 and 5 pounds this month.. <BR> <BR> Let's keep going and see how much weight we can lose this month and or maintain our optimal goal weight to 2 pounds all month... <BR> <BR> So who is onboard with me? Hope to see you here again for another great month... <BR> <BR> <em>593</em> <em>381</em> Thu, 1 Dec 2016 02:16:42 EST Monthly Team Challenge for December 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12146x153x65712381 Hello Team <BR> <BR> Congrats on a great Month of November, I will send out your Goodie Awards this week. <BR> <BR> WOW, A brand new month is here, let's get started and have an awesome December ahead... <BR> <BR> I have 2 Team Challenges for you this month...Hope you will join me and make this month the best one ever...We can as we <em>593</em> <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> Team Challenge 1 <BR> <BR> Eat between 5 and 8 servings of Fresh Veggies and Fruits per day <BR> Stay within our ... Thu, 1 Dec 2016 02:06:56 EST Monthly Team Challenge for November 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12146x153x65514924 Hello Team <BR> <BR> Today starts our New Team Challenges for a Brand New Month of November.... <BR> <BR> I have 2 New Challenges for you. Hope you will join me... <BR> <BR> Team Challenge # 1 <BR> <BR> Stay within your daily calorie range <BR> Drink between 6 and 8 glasses of water <BR> Eat A Variety of Fresh and Cooked Veggies and Fruits <BR> Increase your Daily Fibre intake <BR> <BR> Team Challenge # 2 <BR> <BR> Cardio daily, aim for 5 to 10 minutes or more per session <BR> Strength ... Tue, 1 Nov 2016 03:39:39 EST Team Weight Challenges for November 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12146x153x65514920 We will continue on with our Mini Team Challenges and either join for maintenance and or lose between 3 and 5 pounds this month and maintain that loss for the month... <BR> <BR> Who is with me? Let's do this together... <BR> <BR> Tuesday November 1 <BR> Wednesday November 2 <BR> Thursday November 3 <BR> Friday November 4 <BR> Saturday November 5 <BR> Tue, 1 Nov 2016 03:38:46 EST Team Weight Challenges for October 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12146x153x65300768 Good Morning Team <BR> <BR> You did well for September's Challenge so let's continue on in October with our Goals for Weight Loss and or for Maintenance <BR> <BR> Challenge # 1 Lose 3 to 5 pounds this month <BR> <BR> Challenge # 2 Maintain your optimal weight range <BR> <BR> So who is onboard? Hope to see you join us... <em>381</em> <em>386</em> Sat, 1 Oct 2016 05:37:16 EST Monthly Team Challenge for October 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12146x153x65300762 Good Morning Team <BR> <BR> We are beginning a brand new month of October with new Goals and Challenges ahead. Let's push ahead and decide today to create a "healthier you" we can together... <BR> <BR> You have done a great job in meeting your goals this past month, I encourage you to post your results for September so I can reward you with our Team Goodie Awards for your hard work and achievement. <BR> <BR> For this next month I have 2 Challenges for you...You can chose which Team Chal... Sat, 1 Oct 2016 05:33:51 EST Thoughts for the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x153x65155024 This is a New Daily Forum, I encourage you to share either a Positive or a Christian Thought for the Day....Hope you enjoy participating.... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/69112d10-1178-4312-b7d1-97f0ed56431a.jpg"> Sat, 10 Sep 2016 14:13:27 EST Team Weight Challenges for September http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12146x153x65088143 Evening Hello Team, <BR> <BR> Cheering you on for a great Month of September...You all have done well in your Weight loss and Maintenance Program...Keep up the great work... <BR> <BR> For this Month, I challenge you to lose between 3 and 5 pounds or more and maintain that weight loss for the month...So who is up for the Challenge? <BR> <BR> For those on Weight Maintenance I challenge you to maintain your weight within 3 pounds of your optimal weight for the month... <BR> <BR> Can I count ... Thu, 1 Sep 2016 01:24:43 EST Monthly Team Challenge for September http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12146x153x65088139 Evening Hello Team <BR> <BR> You all have done well in your Team Challenges and Goals...keep up the great work... <BR> <BR> I have New Challenges for you for the Month of September, Fitness and Nutrition Challenges you are welcome to work on each one or you can chose what works best for you... <BR> <BR> Team Challenge # 1 <BR> <BR> Fitness Challenge: <BR> <BR> Strength Train 3 times per week between 15-20 minutes or more per session <BR> <BR> Cardio 5 to 7 Days per week; between 15-... Thu, 1 Sep 2016 01:23:26 EST Hi I am a friend of Jesus! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x153x64958398 Hi! My name is Michelle. I am new to Sparkpeople and new to the team. I look forward to getting to know everyone and participating in activities to improve myself mentally, physically, and spiritually. <BR> <BR> Fri, 12 Aug 2016 19:20:11 EST Monthly Team Challenge for August 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12146x153x64879135 Good Morning Team, <BR> <BR> Hard to believe but here we are with beginning a brand new Month of August that will give us new opportunities and new goals to meet. I invite you to come onboard for another great month. Let’s keep sparking on together.... <BR> <BR> For August I have 1 Team Challenge that will include both Nutrition and Fitness Challenges... <BR> <BR> You are welcome to chose the Challenges that work best for you. <BR> <BR> Team Challenge <BR> <BR> Fitness Challenge: ... Mon, 1 Aug 2016 04:33:52 EST Team Weight Challenges for August 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12146x153x64879131 We will continue on with our Team Weight Challenges with either losing between 3 and 5 pounds of weight and will also keep the Maintenance Challenge for those who are Maintaining their weight...Keep up the great work Team, <em>306</em> <BR> <BR> I am in maintenance and join you all again... My optimal weight is between 123lbs and 125 lbs with averaging 124lbs... <BR> <BR> Monday August 1 124lbs <BR> Tuesday August 2 <BR> Wednesday August 3 <BR> Thursday August 4 <BR> Friday August 5 <B... Mon, 1 Aug 2016 04:31:38 EST Good morning! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x153x64770086 Hello! I just joined this team yesterday. I'm trying to remind myself that even in difficult times, God is with me. So, I changed my username to "Gods_handiwork". This reminds me that I was, not just created, but crafted by God and that He wants good for me. It is His strength in me that I should rely on to get me through this journey to a healthier me! Fri, 15 Jul 2016 08:37:02 EST Hi from Oz! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x153x64769103 Hi All, <BR> Just joined this team. I live in Melbourne, Australia, which is the second largest city in Australia and the capital city of Victoria. <em>676</em> <em>213</em> Fri, 15 Jul 2016 03:53:56 EST Have You Received a Compliment? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x153x64719841 Let's do something else fun and inspiring -- announce compliments we receive! <em>380</em> <BR> <BR> This can be weight loss related, or not. <BR> <BR> As a starter: <BR> <BR> I am a director of a large regional bowling <em>294</em> association in Central Florida. I was appointed chairman of the All-City Team selection committee and asked to write selection guidelines to use in choosing which bowlers make our various All-City Teams each year. As a writer, this was pretty easy but as... Thu, 7 Jul 2016 23:41:29 EST Team Weight Challenges for July 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12146x153x64670312 Evening Hello Team <BR> <BR> We will continue on with our Challenge for the Month of July... <BR> <BR> You have done a good job this past month in either maintaining your optimal weight and for those who are working at losing weight, you all have done a great job... <BR> <BR> As always I cheer you on your journey... <BR> <BR> Let's get healthy together 1 Day and 1 Step at a time... <em>306</em> <em>381</em> <em>386</em> Fri, 1 Jul 2016 00:45:10 EST Monthly Team Challenges for July 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12146x153x64670302 Good Evening Team <BR> <BR> Congratulations on all your hard work for June's Team Challenge, keep up the great work. I encourage you to post your results so I can give each one of you who participated your Spark Goodie Award. They will come out this week... <BR> <BR> Tomorrow we begin another new month and I am encouraging you all to keep up with your daily fitness and eating healthy, remember to post your daily Nutrition and Fitness results daily. <BR> <BR> Let's Keep Pushing Ahead to b... Fri, 1 Jul 2016 00:40:48 EST Team Weight Challenges for June 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12146x153x64463795 Good Morning Team, <BR> <BR> We will continue on with our Challenge here.. <BR> <BR> You have done a good job this past month in either maintaining your optimal weight and for those who were working at losing weight, you all have done a great job... <BR> <BR> As always I cheer you on your journey... <BR> <BR> Let's get healthy together 1 Day and 1 Step at a time... <em>306</em> <em>381</em> <em>386</em> Wed, 1 Jun 2016 09:50:30 EST Monthly Team Challenge for June 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12146x153x64463765 Good Morning Team, <BR> <BR> We are beginning a brand new month with new Goals and Challenges ahead. Let's push ahead and decide today to create a "healthy you" we can together... <BR> <BR> You have done a great job in meeting your goals this past month, I encourage you to post your results so I can reward you for your hard work and achievement in May <BR> <BR> I am hoping you will continue on with our new Team Challenges for June. <BR> <BR> Let's stand together and Create a Fitter and ... Wed, 1 Jun 2016 09:46:28 EST Hey Ya'll http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x153x64272859 I'm new to teams.I tried some before but couldn't figure it out. Can you help me out? What do I do? I'll soon be 56 and have had an unhealthy lifestyle for 30 years. I lost 30 lbs a few years ago, but which a change in circumstances I gradually gained it all back. I need to lose at least 60 lbs. I started at 224. I've lost 14, down to 210. I want to take care of God's temple and in my worldly mind I want to look good too. <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/697a8732-3d80-4f0b-a38e... Wed, 4 May 2016 14:18:21 EST Team Weight Challenges for May 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12146x153x64249003 Hello Team, let's continue on with Maintenance of aiming to maintain our optimal weight within 3 to 5 pounds.... <BR> <BR> And for those who want to lose weight, lets strive to lose between 3 and 5 pounds of weight this month and aim to maintain that loss throughout the month... <BR> <BR> Who is with me? Let's Spark on Together.... <em>381</em> <em>306</em> <em>220</em> <BR> <BR> Week 1 <BR> <BR> May1 125lbs <BR> May 2 <BR> May 3 <BR> May 4 <BR> May 5 <BR> May 6 <BR> May 7 <BR> Sun, 1 May 2016 13:54:05 EST Monthly Team Challenge for May 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12146x153x64225497 Good Morning Team, <BR> <BR> We are about to begin a brand new month with new Goals and Challenges ahead. .. <BR> <BR> Congratulations on a Well Done Job this past month in sticking to your Plan and Striving to meet your Goals <BR> <BR> I am hoping you will continue on and join me for May's Team Challenges. <BR> <BR> This Month I have 2 New Challenges for you...You chose the ones that work for you. <BR> <BR> Team Challenge # 1 <BR> <BR> Eat at least 5 Fresh Fruits and Vegetables ... Thu, 28 Apr 2016 07:28:18 EST New to this team-not new to Jesus Christ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x153x64176680 Hi there. I'm a very active pastor, 74 years old, and married for 47 years. I have four grown children and five grandchildren. I am struggling to honor God in all my ways-including honoring my body as the temple of the Holy Spirit. I'd like to lose 40 pounds by the end of this year. I recently lost my sister to cancer and diabetes, my brother-in-law to heart disease, and my daughter-in-law's grandmother to heart disease. They all died within one week. I need encouragement. I pastor seven chur... Thu, 21 Apr 2016 08:35:02 EST Team Weight Challenges for April 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12146x153x64020797 Hello Team <BR> <BR> We will continue on with our Weight Loss Challenge and or for those who are in Maintenance.. Hope to see you all onboard.... <BR> <BR> Let's aim to lose between 3 and 5 pounds this month and for those on maintenance let's maintain our optimal weight between 3 and 5 pounds of goal weight... <BR> <BR> I cheer you on, you can do it... <em>386</em> <em>306</em> Thu, 31 Mar 2016 20:45:55 EST Monthly Team Challenge for April 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12146x153x64020784 Hi Team, <BR> <BR> This next month we are going back to basics, <BR> <BR> For our April Team Challenges: This is what's planned....Hope you will join me... <BR> <BR> Team Challenge 1: <BR> <BR> Eating between 5 and 8 servings of Fresh fruit and veggies per day; <BR> Drink between 6 and 8 glasses of water per day <BR> <BR> Team Challenge 2 <BR> <BR> Focusing on Cardio daily between 10-to 30 minutes per session <BR> <BR> Strength Training 3 x per week, aiming between10 minutes to 30... Thu, 31 Mar 2016 20:44:14 EST Team Weight Challenges for March 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12146x153x63790854 Good Evening Team, <BR> <BR> You all are doing a great job in maintaining your optimal weight, and others are working at loosing between 3 and 5 pounds or more of weight in any given month. Good Job everyone. <BR> <BR> I will continue on with this Challenge for March. Hope to see you all onboard for another great month... <BR> <BR> <em>386</em> <em>306</em> I stand with you cheering you on... <em>220</em> Tue, 1 Mar 2016 02:24:24 EST Monthly Team Challenge for March 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12146x153x63788494 Afternoon Hello Team <BR> <BR> Congratulations on all your hard work for February's Team Challenge, keep up the great work. I encourage you to post your results so I can give each one of you who participated your Spark Goodie Award. They will come out this week... <BR> <BR> Tomorrow we begin another new month and I am encouraging you all to keep up with your daily fitness and eating healthy, remember to post your daily Nutrition and Fitness results daily. <BR> <BR> Let's Keep Pushing Ah... Mon, 29 Feb 2016 19:43:10 EST Daily Easter Devotionals 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x153x63655277 Easter Brings Hope - Easter Devotional - February 11-12 <BR> <BR> By Pastor Greg Laurie <BR> <BR> Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live." —John 11:25 <BR> <BR> Easter is not about brightly colored eggs, wearing pastels, or enjoying a big meal, although it could include these. Easter is about the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. <BR> <BR> For some, Easter will be a great day, spent surrounded by family and fr... Fri, 12 Feb 2016 03:08:59 EST How do you know Jesus rose from the dead http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12661x153x63575105 The resurrection of Jesus is one of the clearest teachings of the Bible. It was witnessed by many people. <BR> <BR> 2 disciples- Luke 24:13-31 <BR> The apostles - Luke 24-36-45, John 20-21 <BR> Mary Magdalena - John 20: 11-18 <BR> Several woman - Matthew 28:8-10 <BR> Some 500 in Galilee - 1 Corinthians 15:6 <BR> James - 1 Corinthians 15:7 <BR> Paul - Acts 9:3-6 <BR> Stephen - Acts 7:55 <BR> John - Revelation 1:10-18 <BR> <BR> Jesus was seen alive again by many people. Because he rose fr... Mon, 1 Feb 2016 22:07:15 EST God is our refuge and strenght. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12661x153x63574985 God is our refuge and strenght, an ever present help in trouble. <BR> <BR> Psalms 46: 1 <BR> Mon, 1 Feb 2016 21:51:22 EST For I know the plans I have for you. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12661x153x63574919 For I know the plans i have for you, declares the Lord. Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will seek me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. <BR> <BR> Jeremiah 29:11-13 Mon, 1 Feb 2016 21:42:06 EST Monthly Team Challenge for February 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12146x153x63559352 Good Morning Team <BR> <BR> Congratulations on all your hard work for January's Team Challenge, keep up the great work. <BR> <BR> I encourage you to post your results so I can give each one of you who participated your Spark Goodie Award. They will come out this week... <BR> <BR> Hard to believe but Monday we begin a brand new month of February and I am encouraging you all to keep up with your daily fitness and eating healthy, remember to post your daily Nutrition and Fitness results da... Sun, 31 Jan 2016 05:02:47 EST Team Weight Challenges for February 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12146x153x63559349 Good Morning Team <BR> <BR> You all have done well in January's Challenge in your quest to lose weight and or maintain your optimal weight. So having said that we will continue on this new month and strive to lose between 3 and 5 pounds or more this month. <BR> <BR> For those who have reached your goal and are working hard to maintain your optimal weight I invite you to come onboard to keep maintaining your weight between a 3 and 5 pound range. I stand with you cheering you on your journey.... Sun, 31 Jan 2016 05:01:07 EST Greeting from Florida http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x153x63444741 Good evening everyone! I just want to introduce myself and say hello. It's nice to know we are on a path of Christ with this journey of weight loss or maintaining we are all on. Looking forward to seeing eveyone's progress and goals and share my story as well. Sat, 16 Jan 2016 23:22:28 EST Team Weight Challenges for January 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12146x153x63306768 Evening Hello Team, <BR> <BR> You all are doing well and I encourage you to come onboard and join me for another year and month in either maintaining your optimal weight or losing between 3 and 5 pounds or more, You decide what your goal will be.... As always I cheer you on your journey...Let's do this and have a successful New Year and New Month, we can in God's Strength.... <BR> <BR> <em>306</em> <em>381</em> <em>386</em> <em>220</em> Thu, 31 Dec 2015 23:41:59 EST Monthly Team Challenge for January 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12146x153x63306721 Good Evening Team, <BR> <BR> I want to congratulate you all on a great job you have done this past year of 2015. I encourage you to keep pushing and keep up the great work. I will be sending out your Team Spark Goodie Awards in the next few days so I encourage you to post your results so they are up to date. I don't want to miss anyone. <BR> <BR> Having said that we are on the eve of entering into a brand new year with new opportunities and new possibilities. <BR> <BR> Keeping in mind t... Thu, 31 Dec 2015 23:32:00 EST Monthly Team Challenges for December 2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12146x153x63103194 Evening Hello Team, <BR> <BR> Hard to believe but here we are with a brand new month of December upon us for another month for new opportunities and goals to meet. I invite you to come onboard for another great month. Let’s keep sparking on together.... <BR> <BR> You all have done a great job in your November Challenges; I invite you to post all your latest results so I can send you your Team Goodie Awards for your accomplishments. <BR> <BR> For December I have 2 Challenges for you <BR... Wed, 2 Dec 2015 00:15:56 EST Team Weight Challenges for December 2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12146x153x63102844 Hello Team, <BR> <BR> You all did a great job on last months challenges, this next month let's raise the bar and aim to lose between 3 and 5 pounds aiming for the 5 pound mark, can we do it, yes, I believe we can, 1 day and 1 step at a time... <BR> <BR> If you are on weight maintenance I encourage you to jump onboard and join us and record your maintenance, I encourage you to work at maintaining your weight within the 3 to 5 pound range... <BR> <BR> So who is with me on this challenge?? <... Tue, 1 Dec 2015 23:13:09 EST Daily Christmas Devotionals 11/28 to 12/31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x153x63077617 Star - Christmas Devotional - Nov. 28 <BR> <BR> STAR <BR> <BR> When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. <BR> Matthew 2:10 <BR> <BR> FROM THE FATHER'S HEART <BR> My child, search for Me daily with as much diligence as the wise men on the night of My birth. My "star" still shines. I still bring hope. I continue to light the way for anyone who seeks to worship Me. And as long as you keep Me on the throne of your life, you won't have to look far to find Me. <BR> <BR> A GRATEFUL RESPONSE <... Sat, 28 Nov 2015 13:59:54 EST Hi, fellow losers! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x153x63032598 I'm Carla from Arkansas. Married for 20 years. Mother to a 20 year old son and an 18 year old daughter. I look forward to getting to know others and sharing this journey together. Please feel free to add me as a friend if you wish. :) Sat, 21 Nov 2015 20:41:30 EST Favorite Motivating Quote or Image http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22852x153x62908032 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/18b77e55-8eb8-46b7-a1fe-c06e121523c8.jpg"> Thu, 5 Nov 2015 02:22:55 EST Monthly Team Challenge for November 2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12146x153x62874283 Good Evening Team, <BR> <BR> Congratulations on all the hard work you have done this past month, you have worked hard at your fitness and have raised the bar to your personal best. <BR> <BR> Today is the final day for posting your results of your October daily levels, please catch up with recording so I can send out your Spark Goodie Awards for a job well done. You receive awards for both joining and accomplishing your month's challenges. <BR> <BR> So having said that, we are on the eve... Sun, 1 Nov 2015 01:45:19 EST Team Weight Challenges for November 2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12146x153x62873053 Good Evening Team <BR> <BR> You did a great job in your Weight Challenge for either maintaining or losing between 3 and 5 pounds....Hope to see you onboard for another successful month ahead.... <BR> <BR> Let's Push ahead for a fantastic month ahead... <em>306</em> <em>381</em> together! Sat, 31 Oct 2015 21:14:38 EST Pre-Destination http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x153x62693796 PRE-DESTINATION <BR> <BR> I found the following articles at www.gotquestionsorg (Bible Questions Answered). Which do you believe - Monergism or synergism? I’ve highlighted with *** the points I found most interesting. <BR> <BR> Question: How are predestination and election connected with foreknowledge? <BR> <BR> Answer: Certainly, since God knows everything, it would have been possible for God to base His predestination and election of individuals upon His foreknowledge of the future. ... Thu, 8 Oct 2015 12:48:02 EST Monthly Team Challenge for October 2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12146x153x62631961 Good Evening Team, <BR> <BR> We are beginning a brand new month of October with new Goals and Challenges ahead. Let's push ahead and decide today to create a "healthier you" we can together... <BR> <BR> You have done a great job in meeting your goals this past month, I encourage you to post your results so I can reward you for your hard work and achievement for September. <BR> <BR> For this next month I have 2 Challenges for you...You can chose which Team Challenge is best suited for yo... Thu, 1 Oct 2015 02:55:00 EST Team Weight Challenges for October 2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12146x153x62631926 Evening Hello Team, <BR> <BR> You did a great job in losing and maintaining your weight for September so we will continue on for October. I challenge you all to lose between 3 and 5 pounds this next month and maintain your weight once you get there. <BR> <BR> For those who are on weight maintenance I challenge you to maintain your optimal weight within 3 and 5 pounds... <BR> <BR> I know you can do this.... <BR> <BR> So who is up for the Challenge? Let's Go for it and be the very best we... Thu, 1 Oct 2015 02:30:16 EST How I became a Christian http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x153x62429986 When I first looked through the teams at Spark People I chose the ones that sounded interesting. Hopefully, with this kind of topic we can draw more people to the Lord. <BR> <BR> I was baptized Lutheran. My parents sent me to Sunday school. In my twenties I got into the "New Age" movement of which I am now totally ashamed of. <BR> <BR> Then, Glory Be, I was walking around a plaza and saw a sign that said "New Age". I went back on the day and time posted. It turned out to be a church! That... Sat, 5 Sep 2015 18:57:52 EST Team Weight Challenges for September 2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12146x153x62391249 Evening Hello Team <BR> <BR> Here we are beginning another new month. You did a great job with maintaining and or losing your weight in August. I invite you to come and join me for another great month. <BR> <BR> This month we will continue to either maintain and or lose between 3 and 5 pounds or more, whatever you can do, every ounce and pound counts... <BR> <BR> Cheering you on as always... <BR> <BR> Week 1 <BR> <BR> September 1 124.8lbs <BR> September 2 <BR> September 3 <BR> Sep... Tue, 1 Sep 2015 01:26:07 EST Monthly Team Challenge for September 2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12146x153x62391241 Evening Hello Team, <BR> <BR> Tomorrow we begin a brand new month, let's keep pushing on for a fantastic month together, we can 1 step at a time... <em>306</em> <em>386</em> <em>220</em> <BR> <BR> Team Challenge # 1 <BR> <BR> Track Nutrition and Water intake <BR> Eat between 5 and 8 servings a day <BR> Strive to drink at least 6 glasses of water per day increasing it to 8 cups <BR> Stay within your calorie range <BR> <BR> Team Challenge # 2 <BR> <BR> Strength Training 3x a week ... Tue, 1 Sep 2015 01:24:09 EST Cremation vs. Burial http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x153x62377452 Many people today are choosing cremation instead of burial. Is cremation correct for a Christian? <BR> Sun, 30 Aug 2015 13:03:57 EST Selfish Believer http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x153x62225848 I used to think that I wanted to be a believer because I didn't want to go to H___ or to a non-existence. The Lord started a good work in me but I still had my doubts. He made me realize that these thoughts / feelings were from the D____! Praise the Lord!!! Has anyone else had an experience like this? Mon, 10 Aug 2015 22:26:54 EST Team Weight Challenges for August 2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12146x153x62146299 Hello Team, <BR> <BR> You have done well in meeting your goals in either maintaining your current weight and or losing your weight this past month of July. <BR> <BR> This month we will continue on with our maintenance and or losing between 3 and 5 pounds...So who is onboard with me? I know you can do it...Cheering you on as always... <em>306</em> <BR> <BR> August 1 125lbs still maintaining at the top of my optimal level <BR> August 2 <BR> August 3 <BR> August 4 <BR> August 5 <BR> Augus... Sat, 1 Aug 2015 02:22:14 EST Monthly Team Challenge for August 2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12146x153x62146293 Evening Hello Team, <BR> <BR> Here we are another new month with Day 1 beginning tomorrow & another opportunity to push ahead and reach our goals and be the best we can be...I know you can do it, you have done so well on your July Challenges, <BR> <BR> If you haven't yet filled in your days for July's Challenge I encourage you do it, there is still time. Your Team Awards will be coming out this weekend for your accomplishments! <BR> <BR> So having said that here are your August Team Cha... Sat, 1 Aug 2015 02:19:41 EST JESUS LOVES YOU http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x153x61981625 &#8206;Saturday, &#8206;11 &#8206;July, &#8206;2015 <BR> I have been reading in Matthew and studying and in James with my granddaughter , Nothing has changed you know ,,, Jesus went about doing good and the enemies of the cross hated him ,, It is still the same the enemy is constanlty trying to change good to bad ,, we the Children of the most high who have accepted Jesus as Savior and have given our life to walk as he instructs us must keep our eyes on why we are still here ,, we have work... Sat, 11 Jul 2015 08:08:53 EST Hold Judith up in Prayer at this time. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12661x153x61978021 Judith, I am sure that many of us are praying for you and yours at this time. May the Holy Spirit strengthen and lift you up, may His grace and mercy wash over you, and may His peace fill your soul. <BR> Fri, 10 Jul 2015 17:13:48 EST Monthly Team Challenge for July 2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12146x153x61919122 Good Afternoon <em>524</em> Team, <BR> <BR> The purpose of this new Team Challenge is to get us moving so we can be fitter and stronger for Jesus. God has given us these bodies and He desires the very best for each of us. After all, we are the Temple of the Holy Spirit so I encourage you all to join me as we work together to obtain healthier, fitter and stronger bodies for the Lord inside and out. <BR> <BR> I have 2 Team Challenges for you to pick from. You are welcome to do both or chos... Fri, 3 Jul 2015 16:05:21 EST WE MUST STAND http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x153x61917421 Good Morning , <BR> So many have come to me upset over the new developements in our goverment ,, I will say this we know as the Bride of Christ that one of 2 things will Happen ,, #1 2 Chronicles7: 14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. <BR> God means us not the world ,,, MY people he said .. so if we his people r... Fri, 3 Jul 2015 11:36:27 EST Team Weight Challenges for July 2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12146x153x61895574 Hello Team, <BR> <BR> We will continue on with our Weight Loss and or Weight Maintenance for this coming month. <BR> <BR> Hope to see you all onboard for another great month...Let's do this together, we can in God's Strength.. <BR> <BR> July 1 <BR> <BR> July 2 <BR> <BR> July 3 <BR> <BR> July 4 <BR> <BR> July 5 <BR> <BR> July 6 <BR> Wed, 1 Jul 2015 02:38:33 EST who I am. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x153x61773164 Hi, I was 'born fat' as a 6.8lb preemie. Was victim of sexual abuse. Used food to cope and take away guilt. Obviously that didn't work out for me. Hated me. Used to try to make healthy choices on my own but I would still use food to cope under stress. Also chose inactivity and being alone much of the time. While I don't trust people easily, I do now put God at the center of my life. I am trying to remember to take all things big and small to him in prayer. Prayer works. My choices resulted in... Tue, 16 Jun 2015 09:33:12 EST Team Weight Challenges for June 2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12146x153x61712047 Good Evening Team, <BR> <BR> Another New Month for New Opportunities; to either maintain our weight or to lose those extra pounds, I invite you to come and join me for a great month, hope to see you onboard to either maintain your weight or lose between 3 and 5 pounds, <BR> <BR> Who is with me for June? <em>381</em> <em>306</em> <em>220</em> <BR> <BR> My optimal weight maintenance is between 123 to125 pounds with averaging 124/125lbs. <BR> <BR> Below is a chart of how this wi... Tue, 9 Jun 2015 00:42:18 EST Ready to Lose and Win! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x153x61596968 Hello everyone, <BR> My name is Cindi, and I am looking forward to getting to know you all and join you on our journey towards a healthier lifestyle. With God's help, we can do this! Have a blessed day all :) Wed, 27 May 2015 04:45:47 EST Northern Thailand Newbie! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x153x61507388 Hi everyone! My name is Julie and I'm a long-term missionary in Northern Thailand. (Chiang Rai Province) I'm in the process of attempting to change my eating habits (fried chicken and sticky rice are SO good) and make healthier choices in my life. I have to make some new recipes as most of the recipes here on site contain ingredients I have no access to. <BR> <BR> My biggest obstacles are my mind and my mood! I eat because I feel good! I eat because I'm sad! I eat because I am frustr... Sat, 16 May 2015 20:50:12 EST Scripture Memorization 2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12661x153x61335364 Please post here instead of in Scripture Memorization 2013. Thank you!! Mon, 27 Apr 2015 12:31:41 EST Warrior's Prayer Devotional Series http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x153x61167901 Here is a Brand New Devotional Series, Hope you enjoy...I will post daily if that is alright with everyone... <BR> <BR> Standing Strong Through the Storm - April 8 <BR> <BR> THE WARRIOR’S PRAYER <BR> <BR> “Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes.” Ephesians 6:11 <BR> <BR> The Bible clearly says to use the full armor. We usually feel we are doing okay if we have most of the pieces of armor in place. Yet, if even one piece is missing, we ... Thu, 9 Apr 2015 01:55:46 EST Easter Devotional 2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x153x61054600 The Satisfaction of the Cross - Easter Devotional - Mar. 27, 2015 <BR> <BR> by Rachel Olsen <BR> <BR> "When he sees all that is accomplished by his anguish, he will be satisfied."Isaiah 53:11 (NLT) <BR> <BR> <BR> Devotion: <BR> <BR> Approximately 600 years before Jesus was condemned to the cross, the prophet Isaiah foretold of the event. Open up and invite those words to penetrate your soul today: <BR> <BR> "See, my servant will prosper; he will be highly exalted. Many were ... Sat, 28 Mar 2015 01:11:51 EST Here I come again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x153x61011221 Hi team members. I am not new to this team. I have been here off and on since 2007. However, I am back again because of the pre-diabetes which I have known about for the last 3 years. I keep coming back because I love SP and when I started I lost weight and did good. I always seem to lose interest after 2 or 3 days and go back to my old habits. So I am here again. I pray that this time around I will make myself accountable and stick with it. <BR> <BR> Thanks for always being there... Mon, 23 Mar 2015 12:15:06 EST Greetings from Appomattox, VA http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x153x60966829 Well, my name is Susan, but many sparkers just call me "Cat." You can all me either one. I am catlaydx8 because I do, indeed, have 8 cats. recently lost one to a diagnosis of diabetes so I am a little sad. it was actually a week ago I sent her across the Rainbow Bridge. but i do know God loves animals and is surrounded by them so He is taking good care of my sweet Callie girl. <BR> <BR> I originally joined SP in Oct. of 2010 and did very well. In the last few years I kind of gave up on... Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:11:36 EST Inspirational Quote http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12146x153x60617066 Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going. - Jim Ryun Tue, 10 Feb 2015 08:50:08 EST Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x153x60271840 I am new to Sparkpeople. It is so gratifying to know that Jesus hasn't been kicked out once again, like in school and work. Fri, 9 Jan 2015 12:42:49 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x153x60144100 <em>213</em> Hi. I'm new around here....sorta. I've been on Spark People in the past, but quit awhile ago. I'm back and ready to make some serious changes in my life. I look forward to getting to know you guys. Mon, 29 Dec 2014 08:39:57 EST Prayer Request http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12661x153x59928809 I just got off the phone with one of my sisters. She's a very sensitive person, so this is hitting her hard; I prayed with her on the phone. Becky's son (in his 30's) is a firefighter in their small town on the West coast. In the wee hours this morning, a house was on fire. Nathanael was one of the first onsite and could see that it was too bad a fire, even for a firefighter in full regalia, consequently, no one could go inside to save the man and two young children. His wife did escape ... Wed, 3 Dec 2014 19:06:52 EST Peter, Paul, Silas and Jody http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x153x59840193 I've posted a blog by that title, and invite you to read it. <BR> Nancy Sun, 23 Nov 2014 14:28:06 EST Major Prayer Time http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12661x153x59787583 We just got a call from hubby Clyde's surgeon. The biopsy on the lymph node they removed a week and a half ago was cancer. They are trying to get him in to the oncology clinic ASAP. Hopefully on Thursday when we will be at the VA hospital to get his stitches removed. <BR> <BR> First my lung cancer that cost me the upper lobe of my right lung in July of this year. Now Clyde has cancer. "What next LORD??" My first comment to Clyde after we found out was, "Well we'll just have to trust God in t... Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:49:39 EST Hi from Las Vegas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x153x59605050 Hi. My name is Andrea. I live in Las Vegas, Nevada. I'm an elementary school Music Teacher, a paper crafter, and do Precept Bible studies. I just finished Revelation and I'm now working on Romans. I'm on the Medifast diet. I was the moderator of the Christian Encouragement group on the site until the site changed it's forum and deleted it's groups. I'm just looking for a place to read, encourage, and be encouraged. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 19:55:56 EST I Can Do ALL Things Through Christ (Gina -newbie) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x153x59283698 Hello all <BR> <BR> When I saw this Scripture as the Team Day I knew it was for me. I stand on His Word daily, but this one is core to my being. <BR> <BR> Bless you all! <em>41</em> Sat, 27 Sep 2014 19:08:59 EST I'm a newbie from South Carolina, Y'all http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x153x59276260 I keep coming across new teams. This is great !!!!! I am at an older age where it is hard to lose but I want to stay healthy . God has been good and has blessed in many ways so hope to make some new friends, encourage others and to be encouraged. <BR> Had a stroke when I was 28 , had three months to live but God had other ideas . I was told I could never sing again because of the pressure in my head but three months later I was teaching school and giving concerts to the glory of my Lord. ... Fri, 26 Sep 2014 22:02:12 EST Hello from Tennessee http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x153x58636882 I am SINGINGLADY47, Judy. I live in Mt. Juliet, TN and I was born and raised in Nashville. Yes, I am really a Singing lady. I love music. DUH! I have lost 240 and am in maintenance and I would love to be support and encouragement to anyone on this journey. I could not have made it without my Savior. Please visit my Sparkpage and learn more about me. I am also a leader on another Christian Team. Have a wonderful night. God bless. Hugs, Judy <em>213</em> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:04:43 EST 3rd letter starts anything from the Bible http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22852x153x58589420 abStain Sun, 20 Jul 2014 10:41:27 EST Prayers Please http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12661x153x58215343 On Monday night my hubby took me in to the ER because of chest pain and shortness of breath. This has happened in the past but to be on the safe side... <BR> <BR> They did a CT Scan of my chest and compared it to ones done in 9/12 and 3/13. It seems that my doctor, who had been told of the ER trips, didn't bother getting the records for some reason. In 9/12 there was a small soft tissue mass in my right lung that measured 6 mm. It was 13 mm on Monday. The ER doctor who saw me just happened t... Sat, 14 Jun 2014 11:16:55 EST Let's make June awesome. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x153x58104586 So let's keep posting and reading and tracking. Let's keep our eyes on Jesus, our King. For indeed we can do all things through Christ, Jesus. <em>381</em> <em>244</em> Wed, 4 Jun 2014 07:49:02 EST Let's make June awesome. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x153x58101370 So let's keep posting and reading and tracking. Let's keep our eyes on Jesus, our King. For indeed we can do all things through Christ, Jesus. <em>381</em> <em>244</em> Tue, 3 Jun 2014 22:11:26 EST Thanking the Lord for answered prayer http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x153x58027450 The last couple of days I was stressing. Really fighting to let God take care of my son. I had lost touch with him. He is a missionary and in the middle of the night the stress was so strong I felt my body seem like it was burning. Yea God this morning I heard from him and he is doing fine. The good thing is I didn't binge like my old self would. I kept holding on to the Lord. God does answer prayer. Wed, 28 May 2014 12:54:05 EST Hi My name is Marsha http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x153x57949770 Hi I am Marsha, a grateful believer in Jesus Christ. So thankful for the Spark People Site and for brothers and sisters in Christ who stand with me on this journey. I have been over 200 pounds for over 20 years. My first goal to to reach 150 and then we'll see. Since I have started in March I have fluctuated and so far only lost 3 pounds. I really believe God brought me to Spark because this is where I am going to get victory. Blessings to all of you. Wed, 21 May 2014 11:02:40 EST prayer daily http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12661x153x57758878 praying and talking to the lord, will make you a stronger person, and when people let you down, the holy spirit will listen, and keep Satan, out of your life family can hurt you but the heavenly father is always there to watch over you in good times and bad praise god.. he is the first in my life. Sun, 4 May 2014 22:29:12 EST Bible Trivia http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22852x153x57742353 Which is the only book in the Bible that does not mention the name of God? Sat, 3 May 2014 13:32:35 EST lost grandaughter http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12661x153x57723590 im asking all believers to send a believer to touch m 19 year old for all things, god knows all about her just pray she will be healed and see the light of jesus. god bless I have faith the angels are looking after her. gd bless Thu, 1 May 2014 22:43:13 EST need to hear from grandaughter http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12661x153x57694830 have not heard from granddaughter am worried where she is at, please add this to your prayer list, continue prayer for a lost soul, and my excerise and food intake, and trip back to ohio, god bless Tue, 29 Apr 2014 20:37:57 EST prayer needs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12661x153x57678893 to a special prayer for my granddaughter do not know where she is at I need some one to let me know she is ok, please pray with me all my team, give me all scriptures that will help me god bless , Mon, 28 Apr 2014 15:08:20 EST prayer for a gandaughter http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12661x153x57656477 she needs some one to touch her heart for healing 19 lost and lonely, and some one who strong who knows lord and savior she is with the wrong crowd and I can not reach her worried grandma.please help me. Sat, 26 Apr 2014 19:29:54 EST blessed with the lord http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x153x57656380 to spend time reading with people on spark who knows my lord god bless Sat, 26 Apr 2014 19:21:43 EST More SP Changes Coming http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x153x57620211 We're very excited to announce that changes are coming to SparkTeam pages that will hopefully make the Team pages even better, give you a few new features you've been asking for, and engage your Team members in discussions even more! We wanted to give you plenty of notice about the changes coming (probably the middle of next week), so that you have plenty of time to check them out. Coach Denise created a short video preview of the upcoming changes so that you can see what the new team pages w... Wed, 23 Apr 2014 19:02:51 EST Starting all over again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x153x57596744 One of my sons took his life this month. I haven't been paying attention to my goals. After 3 weeks I am taking myself up by the boot straps and going on with my life. I will go back to work Wednesday of this week and I will start back with my exercising. I will also start watching my calories. Been emotional eating way too much also had to get back on Seroquel for Bipolar Disorder so I can work and do a good job and this medicine causes me to eat going to be a large push of a journey to star... Mon, 21 Apr 2014 20:58:16 EST Starting All Over Again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22852x153x57596626 <BR> Starting All Over Again <BR> <BR> View BRIDGETTEANNB2's Sparkpage <BR> <BR> View All Blog Entries from BRIDGETTEANNB2 <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Monday, April 21, 2014 <BR> <BR> One of my sons took his life this month. I haven't been paying attention to my goals. After 3 weeks I am taking myself up by the boot straps and going on with my life. I will go back to work Wednesday of this week and I will start back with my exercising. I will also start... Mon, 21 Apr 2014 20:47:25 EST Second Chances http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x153x57583462 I've lost 35 lbs this year, and it is because of Jesus Christ that I have had the strength to stick to it and the inspiration of where to start. I want to give the credit to whom it is due today on this Easter Sunday! Because of him we all can have second chances. This video says it all: <BR> <BR> www.mormon.org/becauseofhim Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:11:53 EST lost child http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12661x153x57541288 to all believers need your prayers for my granddaughter who is lost in her world please pray for her. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:43:39 EST Hi, I am Ruth http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x153x57503595 Hi! My name is Ruth and this is the 4th week into getting serious about doing something about my wt. I am 56 years old, have 4 children, and having a 7th grandchild soon. My husband and I are serving the Lord in India. We work with the hearing impaired in a boarding school and church. I would love to have some fellowship on here. I need to lose 125 pounds. I haven't been that since my 20's. I need lots of prayer and encouragement, but I am determined, by God's grace, to lose it. I Corinthians... Mon, 14 Apr 2014 01:50:43 EST 100 POINTS A DAY TEAM CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22852x153x57415922 April 6 <BR> <BR> 186 points today Mon, 7 Apr 2014 02:26:29 EST Urgent prayers need for three of us http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12661x153x57223509 My baby daughter whose in her 30's had a recent blood test and her Dr says the worst; and her weight gain may be due to her blood issues and her Dr also thinks it may be cancer; I am praying its NOT but just a false positive and a means for G*d to get her attention (from G*Ds point of view). And were praying its not cancer. <BR> <BR> also pray for my Husband whose deteriorated so much ... he not only is dealing with congestive heart failure but also kidney and lung damage. The kid... Sat, 22 Mar 2014 18:18:37 EST Judging Books for Contest http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x153x57189229 If you are interested in reading and judging a book or books for the Selah awards, a prestigious Christian writing contest, and you use Facebook, send a private message on FB to Eva Marie Everson with your name, address, telephone number, and the genre you'd prefer to read. If selected, you'll read the assigned book, answer a brief questionnaire about the book, return the questionnaire then keep the book. <BR> <BR> Later I'll post the last book I judged and that book's judging guidelines and... Wed, 19 Mar 2014 20:29:30 EST Happy Valentine's Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x153x56768116 Happy Valentine's Day to all my spark friends! Keep moving, keep smiling and keep the love of the Lord with you and you will always have a happy heart. Many Blessing and hugs to all of you. <em>247</em> <em>220</em> <em>129</em> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 00:51:48 EST a prayer for you http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12661x153x56705145 This morning Lord I again lift up the SP who believe that praying about our health and nutrition reaches your ears and you do act within us strengthening us and are at work within us when we are making our nutrition choices Lord let this ( health and nutrition ) become priority with you coming first. I myself surrender this issue and if others are in agreement they will surrender too. Lord shake us & wake us when temptation comes along. at that moment we must surrender! In the name of Jes... Sun, 9 Feb 2014 08:37:17 EST believing and receiving is biblical http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12661x153x56640544 I am praying and believing standing on the word of God that He does desire to help his children even in the area of weight loss health and nutrition God cares about every detail of our existence of course we must put forth effort and do our part but I definitely notice a difference in praying about this issue or not praying about it, when I do not pray about it there is far less restraint and I do not stand belie... Tue, 4 Feb 2014 08:07:37 EST can I get an amen? or 10? : ) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12661x153x56586275 Lord I want to lift the members of this group up to you this morning Lord that you would have your every way in the realm of our health and nutrition and yes Lord our weight we want to see those numbers on the scale come steadily down for our efforts and Lord you can aid us in this by speaking to our spirits when we go to put anything in our body that is not conducive to good nutrition and weight loss! Father we... Fri, 31 Jan 2014 07:45:37 EST Prayer covering for ALL http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12661x153x56572838 Lord I landed in the right spot finally. My greatest desire is to PRAY. and pray daily My prayers are for all the members of this group and for myself. December and January have been rough.. holidays, travel, etc. But I am back with a renewed determination! However I know all my efforts will soon wane and If I don't fully rely on you to do this, right now I lift up every individual here whose desire it is to shed p... Thu, 30 Jan 2014 07:05:32 EST praying over us all today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x153x56559729 Lord I lift up all the members of the group this morning and I ask you Lord to be in control! Control Lord our thoughts about food let us think only of what food would be most beneficial to our collective goal of health nutrition and weight loss. You live within us Lord so speak to our hearts ad minds what we should and should not eat. prompt and compel us torward movement and exercise. Lord apart from you we can ... Wed, 29 Jan 2014 08:45:37 EST goin for a walk http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x153x56549027 have not been walking in almost a yr. (hairdresser,on my feet 4 to 8 plus hours a day) but today is a short day and its GORGEOUS here in w. central FL. Praise God Jesus is my KING! Tue, 28 Jan 2014 12:18:28 EST prayer. for you and I, all in agreement say? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12661x153x56545074 Hi I am new here but want to jump right in with corporate prayer? please reply that you are in agreement and / or add your own and I will agree in prayer with you? <BR> <BR> Lord here I finally am again I have found another place to pray and ppl who will agree with me and vice versa! The holidays and their excess kind of put a monkey wrench in my weight loss efforts and so did the recent trip to Texas. But I have landed... Tue, 28 Jan 2014 07:18:05 EST fellowship please http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x153x56541236 Hi my name is Jackie I am 56 I am a career hairdresser and artist mom of 2 grandmom of 3 and I have 60 to 75 lbs to loose I would like to be able to leave prayers here its a habit I got into typing my praters seeing them in print makes them more concrete and tangible also I would like others to pray over my prayers and I would do like wise over yours?, thank you for allowing me in your group Mon, 27 Jan 2014 21:19:15 EST Hello and Happy New Year! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x153x56282681 Hello I have been with spark people for 6 months now and I finally jointed my 1st team for fitness but there is another area of my life I really want to improve. I want to feel closer to the Lord and know Him better and make Him the very center of my life. God has been so good to me and given me many blessing. I want to show him by improving my health that I really value my life and want to do His will. So I am bravely reaching out and saying come visit me on my page and lets praise the Lord... Wed, 8 Jan 2014 23:27:11 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x153x56130398 Hi- <BR> My name is Karla and I started my walk with SparkPeople in July. It has been a wonderful resource and I am looking to expand my community of support. Glad to find other Christians looking to change themselves for the better. Sun, 29 Dec 2013 20:19:56 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x153x56111123 Hi I'm Danielle and looking forward to getting to know people here. I can't make this transformation without Christ and its good to see others who feel the same way. :) Sat, 28 Dec 2013 07:08:33 EST I can! I will! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x153x55998655 My name is Richetta my weight has fluctuated since the passing of my parents for the last 2 years I have been going up and down from 230 to now 260.... I am ready for Christ to use me as a light for fighting depression and obesity... two things that work hand and hand. Mon, 16 Dec 2013 10:37:22 EST I CAN give up Dr. Pepper. A little help, please? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12661x153x55922875 I am trying to kick a very powerful and damaging addiction to Dr. Pepper. I would appreciate any prayers! Mon, 9 Dec 2013 15:16:24 EST Christian Radio http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12661x153x55892979 Listening to & singing along with either KLOVE (here in AZ) or 104.1fm "The Fish" (in OR) allows me to worship God a lot! <BR> <BR> Corporate worship is important but I love to praise my Father & His Son, Jesus, on an individual, daily basis. <BR> <BR> First, I pray & confess any sins that Holy Spirit brings to my attention & then I ask that my worship would be acceptable to God. <BR> <BR> I figure this is just a prelude to when I get to Heaven & have the privilege of praising the LORD al... Fri, 6 Dec 2013 22:28:06 EST The Kennedy Assassination http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x153x55728396 50 Years Later, the Kennedy Assassination Still Haunts a Generation---------------this is the heading of an article I just read and I thought it would be interesting to hear if you can remember where you were or what you were doing when you first heard this terrible news. <BR> <BR> I remember that I had just got in from writing my high school final exams and was shocked and even distressed on hearing the news on the radio. <BR> Roz. Fri, 22 Nov 2013 10:24:24 EST Fun Bible Trivia Site http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12661x153x55533976 From Greg, BIGDAD1211: <BR> <BR> Try these free Bible trivia quizzes and see how you score against others. Your score with questions and answers will be shown after you've finished each Bible quiz, then compared to average scores of previous visitor's Bible trivia answers. The BibleHunt.org <link>www.biblehunt.org/ </link> Bible search is a handy reference to help you if you need it. <BR> <BR> The Scripture references are taken from the KJV Bible version to avoid confusion. New online Bi... Wed, 6 Nov 2013 03:54:57 EST Long Time Spark Member, New to this team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x153x55379932 I have been navigating weight loss for a long time. My recent journey has taken me from 239 to 149 since July 2012. My goal is to stay fit and maintain my wiegh tloss for life. I track my food and fitness, I listen to Bible readings and Bible teaching while I walk each morning, and I try to stay active with my family by walking, swimming, biking, hiking, etc. I am enjoying the active lifestyle I have gained over the last year. I still struggle with a powerful desire to eat (binge) on unh... Thu, 24 Oct 2013 14:46:10 EST Prayer need http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x153x55337055 A week ago today my husband had back surgery- which was a complete success! Praise God. Wednesday we were told that Terry has a small pancreatic cancer actually more in the bile duct than the pancreases . It has not been there long and no blood vessels are involved. Praise God for that! Please keep both of us your prayers. They tried for 3 hours on Thurs and 3 hours on Friday before they were able to get the drain in. Needless to say, he is in pain now. His nick name is Deannie , which m... Mon, 21 Oct 2013 06:30:42 EST Help Please Pray for me http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x153x55329090 Hi <BR> In the last year life has taken some ugly turns on me and I am at my last straw to hang onto which is God. So far this year my Mom had a stroke and needs 24 hour care, my well has went out on me so had to get money to fix that so I could live there, while I was living at my Mom's a storm took out my power two different months and my sump pump went out and flooded my basement destroying a lot of my things both times, Another storm took my two 35 foot blue spruce trees and up rooted th... Sun, 20 Oct 2013 11:51:14 EST Hi, starting 10/14/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x153x55260492 Want a community of other Christians trusting God/Jesus to get them to their goal of being a great Ambassador for Him! Mon, 14 Oct 2013 12:39:37 EST God is good! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x153x55107695 Hello all! I feel extra blessed to have this page. I always have faith in Christ to lead me in the direction, even when I get off track! I just joined spark 3 mos ago and have lost 14 pounds and 6 inches from my waist. I am so determined to reach my goals and I'm so glad to be able to share my thoughts and experiences with other who are walking the walk. May thegood Lord continue to bless us, each and everyone on our journeys! Xo Tue, 1 Oct 2013 23:55:42 EST New and ready to learn. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x153x54833322 I am encouraged to see so many Christians on Sparkpeople. I am looking for friends who can help me be accountable in my health and my faith. God bless. Mon, 9 Sep 2013 00:10:02 EST Hello to everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x153x54742760 Hi , my name is Phyliss and I am new to this team. I came to Sparkpeople a few years ago, did really well and began to lose the weight that I had put on over the years. I got busy with work and life and stopped logging in faithfully. I have returned and am so glad because of all the great people and help I get here. I know that God has directed me back here for the help and support I needed. He is so dear to my life and I depend on his strength everyday. I look forward to being a part ... Sun, 1 Sep 2013 18:24:59 EST Feel scared and guilty http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x153x54635057 I'm Annie and was born with 3 different heart defects. These problems have affected me all my life. I'm 59 and am alive only because of God's grace and modern technology. <BR> <BR> I need to lose 45 lbs., which would really help my heart function better. <BR> <BR> But I have a problems with exercising. Either I do too much and I get out of breath or I just exercise a little and I get impatient and bored. I don't like walking (way too boring - no parks near me) and biking is hard because I... Fri, 23 Aug 2013 19:14:28 EST Bible Verses & Quotes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12661x153x54496297 Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 NKJV Mon, 12 Aug 2013 14:01:24 EST Bible Verses & Quotes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x153x54496029 Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 NKJV Mon, 12 Aug 2013 13:34:08 EST A sad but joyous day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x153x54399819 My Spark friends, I would appreciate your prayers for my family. My husband went home to be with the Lord today after battling cancer. My heart is broken, but Our Savior is the Healer of broken hearts. Mon, 5 Aug 2013 00:01:04 EST Emergancy Prayer http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12661x153x54368868 This is a lady I council on line.. The only thing I did was remove her last name PRAYER NOW.. Help this Godly Woman out.. She is on edge now and It is because of Family and Please stop and say a prayer for her safety.. I will be on the Phone with her now.. Love In Christ and In His Grace Jane <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Thank Jane, I really needed that and in spite of your trouble I would like for you to do me a favor, will you, Robert, your Pastor, church members or who ever you can get to pray, ... Fri, 2 Aug 2013 13:02:18 EST Newbie introduction ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x153x54354394 Hello everyone! My name is Stephanie, and I'm on a quest to lose 160 pounds. I have a very long road ahead of me, and I would love to make some new friends so we can encourage each other along the journey. I look forward to getting to know all of you. God bless! <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> <em>220</em> <em>296</em> <em>381</em> <em>220</em> <em>296</em> Thu, 1 Aug 2013 12:09:21 EST commentarys http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x153x54351713 I am thinking of buying some bible commentarys off craigslist 19 of them for $60. <BR> <BR> anyone ever read bible commentarys ? Thu, 1 Aug 2013 09:03:21 EST What is your gripe today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12661x153x54244247 ANGELS <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Two traveling angels stopped to spend the night in the home of a wealthy family. The family was rude and refused to let the angels stay in the mansion's guest room. Instead the angels were given a space in the cold basement. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> As they made their bed on the hard floor, the older angel saw a hole in the wall and repaired it. When the younger angel asked why, the older angel replied..."Things aren't always what they seem". <BR> <BR> <BR>... Tue, 23 Jul 2013 20:55:25 EST reboot http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x153x54074360 I'm going to try this again! No unusual foods, no new menus, no buying special stuff, just elbow grease and determination. I know I can do this with God's help, just as I know I haven't been able to do it without His help!!!! Wed, 10 Jul 2013 12:26:05 EST Life Verse :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x153x54028130 Hello! :) My name is Allison. I am so excited to find other Christians on Sparkpeople! I have been a Christian for just over a year. I grew up Catholic, and had never actually heard (or maybe never understood) what Jesus did for me! I was so thrilled to find this group, as "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me" has become my life verse. <BR> <BR> I am happily married to a wonderful Godly man (we've known each other since grade school!) We have two beautiful children, an almo... Sat, 6 Jul 2013 22:13:07 EST My friend, ORDINARY1's cat Died Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x153x54013498 My Spark friend, ORDINARY1 (Andrea), just had to put her little cat to sleep. She is living in England while her husband is in the military and is very lonely, and feels really devastated. If you all could send her your love? She really needs it. God bless you for reaching out. <BR> <BR> Love, Chelsea <em>247</em> <em>39</em> Fri, 5 Jul 2013 16:03:14 EST TODAY'S THOUGHT! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x153x53971570 TODAY’S THOUGHT <BR> 7/2 <BR> We might think that as we grow older this thing called sin will get easier; that we will get a handle on the flesh and we will be able to live above sin. Dream on my friends! The sins that tempt you today may not tempt you when age comes creeping in, but I am certain that there will be a whole bunch of others sins just waiting to take their place. DID YOU KNOW? For more details on scriptures, story and lesson, read today’s “FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF ... Tue, 2 Jul 2013 09:04:39 EST New http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x153x53841492 My name is Sharmelle but you may call me by my nick name Shar if you would like. I am a graphic artist, graphic designer, and photographer. And I write poetry sometimes. So I a constantly sitting down at my computer and I do get out to take photographs and do other things. <BR> <BR> I also have what you call familial spastic paraparesis which will have me in a wheal chair later on in my life I hope. I walk slow and cannot do much for exercise due to this. I can only do sit down upper exerci... Sat, 22 Jun 2013 09:03:54 EST Let Him Prop you up http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12661x153x53797552 Contentment is not possessing everything but giving thanks for everything you possess. <BR> <BR> Every time I am asked to pray, I think of the old fellow who always prayed, 'Lord, prop us up on our leanin' side.' <BR> <BR> After hearing him pray that prayer many times, someone asked him why he prayed that prayer so fervently. <BR> <BR> He answered, 'Well sir, you see, it's like this.... I got an old barn out back. It's been there a long time; it's withstood a lot of weather; it's gone t... Tue, 18 Jun 2013 21:31:20 EST