SparkPeople Latter-Day Saints ~ Ladies over 40 Team Messageboard We are women of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Supporting each other with a shared faith as we lose weight and become healthy. Although we focus on women over 40 all are welcome. SparkPeople Latter-Day Saints ~ Ladies over 40 Team Messageboard Current Roll Call Who are you and what to you want to get out of this group? What are your goals? Fri, 12 Oct 2018 14:24:35 EST Book of Mormon Challenge. I am reading about three chapters a day in the Book of Mormon to finish by the end of the year. Would anyone like to post their place or like me to post where I am? We can post where we are and/or what we like about the chapters we read for the day. What do you think? Wed, 10 Oct 2018 18:54:57 EST Preparing for Easter For many religions Lent began on Wednesday. I have heard of many things people are doing for this holy time. <BR> <BR> We don't, as a church, celebrate or observe Lent. It is not necessary, but it is also a time to become more in tune with ourselves. Easter is coming and it is important to do things to bring us closer to the Spirit. <BR> <BR> There are three things I am doing this time of year until April 1 which coincides with General Conference. <BR> <BR> 1. Avoid complaining.... Thu, 15 Feb 2018 23:56:29 EST New Year Challenge- -mindefull eating Well, the new year has started. We don't have to be perfect but we do want to make progress. I think the first step for me is paying attention to my eating. First I drink water then I ask myself if I am really hungry and what I want. <BR> <BR> I would like our January challenge to be mindful eating. Let's discuss it and share what works and what is a struggle. <BR> <BR> Here is to a great 2018. Mon, 1 Jan 2018 16:14:31 EST Light the World There is a wonderful opportunity to participate in the LDS church Light the World Campaign. It is a great way to focus on giving and blessings during the year. <BR> <BR> If you are participating, even once in a while, lets share our feelings and blessings as well as ideas on how to celebrate Christmas with more giving and less receiving. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>11-2017_dMIS_fMORG_xLIDyL1-A_ </link> <BR> <BR> <img src=" Mon, 27 Nov 2017 15:35:37 EST My faith has been renewed My youngest son and daughter in law have had a month or two of interesting experiences losing their wallets. <BR> <BR> My daughter in law has two young children and hasn't figured out what she wants to do about her wallet. Used to carry in the diaper bag and has been leaving the bag in the car and bringing her wallet to shop. With the two kiddos and her phone and wallet in her hands, she has left it on three different occasions in a "big box" store. <BR> <BR> Each time in a very short tim... Mon, 30 Oct 2017 00:02:54 EST "High Priest group for sisters?" A sister and I were talking today, sadly, during Relief Society. One of the issues that has been increasingly evident is the focus on the needs of the young families in the ward. We are a diverse ward (newly wed and nearly dead with a small subdivision of mcmansions) The new year is coming up and I'm excited about the method of discussion. I worry that the older sisters (those 55 and up) will be pushed aside and not included in any of the conversations. <BR> <BR> The brethren have sev... Sun, 22 Oct 2017 20:05:49 EST September back on track challenge For many of us, September signals the start of school for our children or grandchildren. It also means cooler weather and the beginning of autumn. <BR> <BR> Vacations are over for most of us and our lives are getting back into a routine. <BR> <BR> This month's challenge is to pick one thing you want to work on each week and report on it to the group. It sometimes gives us some ideas of things we can work on as well as ideas and hints to be more successful in each of our lives. <BR> <... Thu, 31 Aug 2017 20:55:39 EST Getting to know you. What is your favorite fruit and favorite vegetable? Thu, 17 Aug 2017 23:22:13 EST August Habit Building Challenge For August we want to have some simple challenges that will help us build habits and improve our lives. <BR> <BR> This month, the challenge will be <BR> <BR> Eat one vegetable per day <BR> <BR> Read one scripture per day <BR> <BR> Post on the thread. We will also have a place to share those scriptures as we find the ones that move us and help build our testimonies. <BR> <BR> It will also be added to the team goals for this month. <BR> <BR> Have fun. Looking forward to seeing what ... Tue, 1 Aug 2017 22:15:13 EST July Pioneering our way to weight loss Our team goal for July is to throw out the number of things equal to the date. On the first throw out one thing on the second two on the third three ect. <BR> <BR> Our second goal is to drink 8 glasses of water. <BR> <BR> Then report how you did. Sat, 1 Jul 2017 13:08:44 EST 2017 Challenge Preparation What is your biggest sticking point? What do you need to work on the most? <BR> <BR> I want to create a meaningful challenge. I don't know where to start that would apply to everyone so please share your struggles so we can try to figure out what would be a good starting place for the July challenge. Sun, 25 Jun 2017 20:47:14 EST 2016...Just sayin "Hi" I am soooo happy to have found this group!!! You may not know how important it is for someone like me....I have grown up in the church and been a member all my life. Up until 10 yrs ago....I was up to my eyeballs in callings and activities and them WHAM....a work place accident (I was exposed to a toxic chemical for about 2 yrs) that we thought I was protected from overwhelms my body leaving me permanently hyper sensitive to all things that have any chemically based with polypropylene. What... Sun, 4 Sep 2016 13:22:48 EST weight issues I have had problems with food my entire life. and I was gained and lost so many times it is unreal...when I first got on sparks I called myself yo-yo queen because that is who I was. <BR> the last four yrs I had given up on weight lose. I was up to 198 pounds and I would get up take my daughter to school and come home and sleep. I would get up about 1pm and eat but stay on the couch. i would pick my daughter up and be with her. when her dad came home i would cook dinner and eat it and than g... Sun, 10 Apr 2016 15:33:39 EST 2016 Challenge January week 1. I would like to be under 200 pounds by the time my missionary comes home near my birthday. I will also turn 50. So I was thinking we could all join in together in planning a challenge. <BR> <BR> Physical: I will exercise 5 days a week for a minimum of 30 minutes (and take my medicine). <BR> Spiritual: I will study my scriptures 6 days a week for a minimum of 10 minutes. <BR> Emotional: I will do something creative or joyful 5 days a week. <BR> Environmental: I will declutter 10 minu... Sat, 2 Jan 2016 22:19:14 EST Challenge: Here a little, there a little So we learn a little at a time. Here a little there a little as the scripture goes. <BR> <BR> For behold, thus saith the Lord God: I will give unto the children of men line upon line, precept upon precept, here a little and there a little; and blessed are those who hearken unto my precepts, and lend an ear unto my counsel, for they shall learn wisdom; for unto him that receiveth I will give more; and from them that shall say, We have enough, from them shall be taken away even that which t... Mon, 5 Oct 2015 13:48:18 EST What is this feeling... obsession? I'm going to describe something I experience and not only hope to find that there are others that experience the same thing, but that there are others who know what it is or, better yet, who can help me see ways to ignore it, battle it, change it. <BR> <BR> Someone in my office brought some really yummy toffee. They set the box just 6 feet from me. Yesterday, we learned we're having a fitness challenge starting Monday. Well, I thought to myself, I'm going to start today! The thought o... Thu, 5 Feb 2015 17:13:25 EST Junk food and the scale I have not written a blog for a while, so I thought I would sit down and do one today. last sunday I jumped on the scale and it said 182.4 I was so excited. Monday it said 184 tues it said 185.. ugh I was upset. I thought ok I am eating a little junk here and there. and I have been but counting the calories. I thought ok is the fat in the junk food jumping to the scale along with my rear end. fat is fat. <BR> so I thought it has been three weeks since I started and three weeks since I measu... Thu, 15 May 2014 18:31:23 EST learning about myself When I was young I always said I would never be fat like most of my family members. when I was fifteen I would eat two big macs with double fries. I was over weight and never had an energy. when we would run at school I was last or next to last out of my class. As a child though I road my bike everywhere or else I would walk everywhere which kept the weight off, but when we moved to the east side of town there was very few places to walk to or ride too. at that point I began to put on weight.... Thu, 24 Apr 2014 10:12:41 EST A Little Chat between Sisters Hello Friends, Come on over! The tea is on and it is a beautiful day! The door is open so have a seat and let's chat a bit! <em>271</em> <em>361</em> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 22:01:43 EST LDS Trivia Hello Friends, Who likes trivia? Well then, Let's play some LDS trivia! Ask a question and then whoever get's the trivia question correct, it will then be their turn to ask a question and so on! Are you ready? Well then, let's play! <em>380</em> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 21:52:01 EST Word Association~LDS Hello Friends, I love the word association game but I thought that we could put a little twist on the subject! We can take words from the Bible, Book Of Mormon, Doctrine And Covenants, The Articles Of Faith and The Pearl Of Great Price. Come on in and let's see what we can come up with! This ought to be fun! <em>243</em> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 21:22:31 EST Welcome Latter~Day Saints, The Door Is Open! Hello Friends, We are so glad that you have come to join us here so come on in and introduce yourself, get healthy and fit and share the Gospel with one another! <em>381</em> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 21:08:12 EST Line upon line I have been spinning my wheels this year. Trying to figure out how to make things happen but just not quite making them happen. So I decided to try scaling back to something smaller. <BR> <BR> My little goal right now is to eat 3 meals a day, at the table. I tend to snack on unhealthy things and the think that I have eaten too many calories to eat a full meal. So I am going back to the eating of a meal at mealtimes. <BR> <BR> What is your "little thing"? Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:28:28 EST Easter Message to share: 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: <BR> (the Church's addiction recovery program - <BR><BR>ng <BR> - got me on the right food/exercise track with baby steps). <BR> 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> Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:15:32 EST Love this team I really appreciate this team. It is active and caring. <BR> <em>213</em> Sat, 22 Feb 2014 16:44:31 EST Introduction Just a quick note to introduce myself too. It is great to have a small LDS group of Ladies! <BR> <BR> <em>224</em> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 12:52:28 EST 2014 Getting to know you #2. Hey Spark Sisters, <BR> I hope that 2014 is finding you well. I am amazed that we are past the middle of February. Since we have many new sisters I thought I would come up with another getting to know you. <BR> <BR> 1. Tell a boring fact about yourself. <BR> 2. Tell a surprising fact about yourself. <BR> 3. Tell something you want to share. Mon, 17 Feb 2014 22:46:20 EST Starting over I lost about 40lb on sparkpeople a few years ago. But since then I moved and lost my support group. I gained everything back. I am determined to make some changes even if they are uncomfortable. <BR> <BR> I hope to make good friends here so I can re-establish a support group. <em>247</em> <BR> <BR> LeeAnn Mon, 20 Jan 2014 11:56:46 EST 2014 Getting to know you #1 My friend has a goal to blow more bubbles. What is your fun goal for 2014? <BR> <BR> I am making a Tom Baker Dr. Who scarf. Tue, 14 Jan 2014 22:07:55 EST 2014 Becoming our best selves. I am trying to figure out my key goal that will simplify my journey. But feel free to post all or some of your 2014 goals. Tue, 14 Jan 2014 22:05:55 EST Temple - most recently visited Here's an easy way to get posting points! Post here the temple you most recently visited, the one closest to you, favorite temple or one that you would like to go to. <BR> <BR> I live very close to the Salt Lake Temple. Tue, 14 Jan 2014 20:51:58 EST Dreaming about 2014. What would you like to accomplish in 2014? What are your dreams? What do you think you could make happen? Wed, 4 Dec 2013 00:34:31 EST summer time! Hi all! <BR> <BR> I am just wondering what fun things have been happening with you all this summer? Do your wards have anything planned for the summer? My ward is having biweekly block parties! We also have activities like discounts at our local amusement park. The other day I saw that they had "Mormon day" with the dodgers. Did any of you see that? Have a great day! I am excited to meet some of you and so happy this board exists. Thu, 11 Jul 2013 10:23:14 EST Hello All :) Looking for coping ideas I joined Spark a few days ago...just trying to find a way to stay motivated and be accountable with my health goals. I'm an emotional eater and I'm struggling to learn healthier ways to cope with stress, anxiety & negative emotions. What works for you? Thu, 27 Jun 2013 14:34:07 EST Getting to know you Summer 2013 What fitness accomplishment do you hope to achieve this summer? Sun, 9 Jun 2013 01:07:31 EST New Here Hi. I'm Ruth. I will be 59 on the 30th. I am a member of the Brownsville Ward, Silverdale WA Stake. I teach the Valiant 8 Sunday School class. <BR> <BR> I have been a member of SP since August 2011. I found this team while looking through the "Other" teams looking for a WW team. I am looking forward to getting to know LDS sisters here and the fellowship we can share. <BR> <BR> Ruth Sat, 1 Jun 2013 14:01:32 EST Spring Question ! What is your favorite flower? <BR> <BR> Spring is a time of change and renewal. What changes are you making? Tue, 9 Apr 2013 16:35:14 EST Today's question I heard a podcast that said to choose the "low hanging fruit" when deciding what to do to get healthy. It means to choose whatever is easy. <BR> <BR> What is your low hanging fruit? <BR> What is your low hanging fruit that you are not doing? Mon, 7 Jan 2013 16:54:49 EST New to the group Hi everyone, I've been on SparkPeople since May 2012, but just found this group a couple of weeks ago. I look forward to interacting with the "sisters" here. Mon, 29 Oct 2012 22:27:09 EST Calgary Alberta temple I moved away from the area before the Vancouver (Langley) BC temple was complete so did not get to that open house and dedication. I have heard that it is simply beautiful..... <BR> <BR> Fast forward several years and the Calgary, Alberta temple is now ready. From late September to October 20th, there was open house. <BR> <BR> We had appointments for the 20th, but there was some bad weather and we live over 3 hours away, so my sister refused to be on the highway...... (boo hoo) <BR> <BR>... Thu, 25 Oct 2012 13:53:57 EST Becoming our best selves.. challenge My hope for this team is to include the spiritual and the temporal on this journey to become our healthier best selves. I have had several spiritual experiences as of late that would be too complicated or personal to share. But, I have learned that I don't see myself the same way that the Lord sees me. I believe that is a struggle for many sisters in the gospel. I really would like to work on that. I would like us to support each other more as we move forward becoming our own best self. ... Fri, 3 Aug 2012 12:04:37 EST 2012 Getting to know you-2 Have you gone on a mission or would you like to go? (You can share where if you would like) <BR> <BR> I would love to but, have not yet. Fri, 1 Jun 2012 22:00:02 EST time to come back I'm sad to admit that after working really hard to lose 54 pounds 3 years ago I got lazy in my eating habits and exercise and have gained every ounce of it back over the past year and a half! Well, I guess it's time for me to get back on track and get moving toward a healthier lifestyle. Wed, 23 May 2012 21:52:10 EST I am new to the group Hello everyone. My name is Leslie, I live in Southern Alberta, Canada. I am married have 4 children ranging from 23-14. I have been a member of SparkPeople since Jan. 1 of this year (2012) and have lost 19 lbs. and I have another 25- 30 lbs. to go. I decided to join SparkPeople because I was not feeling good about myself and I was afraid to go to the doctor (routine checkup) for fear of what he would say. I knew that I needed to lose the weight and find a healthier me. I LOVE the gospel... Fri, 13 Apr 2012 13:58:55 EST Non Food Rewards I just read an article in level 3 that said we never should use food (healthy or otherwise) as rewards for our weight loss goals. I love food and have therefore been using it as my reward. Do any of you use any rewards that work for you....that's cheap? I honestly can't think of many. Fri, 13 Apr 2012 12:41:34 EST April VT message I am interested in how you sisters are planning on doing the April 2012 Visiting Teaching message? <BR> <BR> To me, the message is geared more to the teacher, rather than to the sisters being visited, is that how you see it? <BR> <BR> Also, and please don't take this wrong, it talks about different ways of giving service, praying for your sisters, greating them at church, sending notes, e-mails and texts, and helping with emergencies. <BR> <BR> The problems for me, is I have one sister who... Mon, 2 Apr 2012 23:37:16 EST 45 day challenge. It is 45 days until my missionary comes home. I am near 199. I would like to get there before he comes home. <BR> <BR> Please copy and paste below what you want to accomplish. <BR> <BR> In 45 days I want to be into Onderland and get my house in better order. <BR> I will do this by eating at least 5 vegetables each day. I will work out at least 90 minutes each day. I will tidy up livingroom dingingroom and kitchen dailyu. I will fold and put away all the laundry that is washed daily. ... Tue, 27 Mar 2012 01:06:28 EST Create a Story I think the last story is kind of at an end. It is fun to read. Lets start a new one. Each person can add 2 words. <BR> <BR> There once Fri, 2 Mar 2012 13:55:46 EST 2012 Getting to know you Spring is coming eventually. <BR> <BR> What is your favorite flower? Fri, 2 Mar 2012 13:49:58 EST I'm new to this group I just keep finding more and more to like about Spark People! I stumbled across this Team today and knew I had to find out more. I joined Weight Watchers 4 years ago and lost 55 lb. I gained 28 back. I found sparkpeople and I know that I can lose it all again with help from real people like all of you. I have found many friends and hope I can fit in here as well. <BR> <BR> I have 4 children, 2 of them married and one has given me my first grandchild. My other two children remain at ho... Mon, 20 Feb 2012 23:52:03 EST Family Home Evening This Week What will you be doing in Family Home Evening this week? Mon, 23 Jan 2012 07:58:49 EST Lack of Privacy - Please read!!! I recently went to sparkguys spark page and saw many negative comments about the possibility of our blogs being posted on FB / Twitter by others and was horrified! Here is a link to a page where a fellow spark tells you how to inactivate this option on your own page. I have to say, this is exactly why I hesitate to post much of anything anywhere! <BR> <BR><BR>_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4679087 <BR> <BR> <em>234</em> Sat, 14 Jan 2012 12:26:30 EST 2012-Create your won challenge I would love to create a group challenge. But, we are in such vastly different places and have such different interests that I thought we could each put up our own and if you want each person can report how they are doing. <BR> <BR> Let me know if you want a certain team goal. I can do that. We are 100 sisters strong so we can use that to help strengthen each other. <BR> <BR> So go ahead and post your goals. Happy 2012 <BR> Mon, 9 Jan 2012 12:20:05 EST hello Hi. I am new to the group. I am a stay at home mom to 5 kids, 4 still at home. I am so happy to have found this group. It will be nice to get advice and support from LDS ladies like all of you. I look forward to getting to know you all. Wed, 4 Jan 2012 13:03:41 EST Getting to know you: Thanksgiving What is your favorite Thanksgiving food? <BR> <BR> What is your favorite healthy Thanksgiving food? <BR> <BR> What is your least favorite? Tue, 22 Nov 2011 18:51:49 EST Getting to know you November #1 I have asked this before but, we have a lot of new sisters and I think it is kind of fun. <BR> <BR> Would you rather be a dog or be a cat? Sat, 5 Nov 2011 14:22:27 EST A Challenge - Conference edition of the Ensign I got my November Ensign in the mail today. Can you find anything in it that would be specific to your journey of health? I'm going to try and see what I can find and I would love to hear about if anybody else found anything good! Thu, 3 Nov 2011 22:01:19 EST High Sugar Season We are well into High Sugar Season and I'm having a great time. Lots of chocolate at my house and as long as the bags are closed, I'm good. I have some bags opened but have not had any candy from them. I keep telling myself I will save my eating for my favorite stuff. <BR> <BR> I have the bad habit of collecting candy. I buy some then some more and then some more. It harks back to the old days when the kids would find my stash and I would be short on the holiday. I'm sure I can overc... Fri, 14 Oct 2011 20:31:00 EST Hey ladies Hi all.... <BR> <BR> I am so thrilled to be part of this team. I love the support we can give eachother...and that/this is what I need. I have severe allergies so I am pretty much a home body..but it is all good...I have made my own little "world" taking the time to do all those things on your "someday I will..." list. Sadly though it keeps me from going to church for the last 4 years. We recently moved into a new ward and i am finding that there just isn't that feeling of being part of i... Sun, 9 Oct 2011 07:38:03 EST New here Hi everyone, I have been a member of spark people since last December but never thought of looking for an LDS group until last week. I am a stay at home mom of 10 and have been married for almost 24 years . I am trying to lose the last 20 pounds to be as healthy as I can be. I find working out easy to do. My struggle is with emotional eating. My emotions have been a mess the past 14 months with the death of my baby daughter and all the other hard things that have happened recently. My life... Tue, 20 Sep 2011 17:04:59 EST Hello from England! Hi <BR> <BR> I converted to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in November 2010 and can honestly say that it was the best thing I have ever done. My only regret is that I should have done it sooner. <BR> <BR> Got my first Calling in June - as Relief Society Secretary - and so far it is all going so well. <BR> <BR> Really into Family History - since January 2011 have got all my lines back to 1740. Now working out sideways on the tree. <BR> <BR> I love going to the Temple. Will... Fri, 19 Aug 2011 06:24:42 EST Words of the Prophets to help us succeed! Hello! I thought it would be good for us to share scriptures/talks that have inspired us to do better in our "getting healthy" goals. It is easier for me to endure and stick with the counsel I am given when I know it is coming from the Lord! Sometimes the messages the world gives us about how we should look and how to go about getting healthy can be confusing, but I know if I stay true to what the Lord teaches me, how can I go wrong? So, search for those tidbits of counsel, and post them here... Fri, 29 Jul 2011 11:52:25 EST New and saying "Hello!" :) Hello everyone! My parents were re-activated in the church when I was three. My life is surrounded by strong church members, not so strong, inactives, and non-members. I love each one! I know my mission on this earth is to love and serve all, but it is hard to do that when I am so focused on my poor health and habits. I want to shine, and I know the only way I can do that, and live a long life in the Lord's service, is to get healthy. After all, how can I share the happiness the gospel brings... Fri, 29 Jul 2011 11:38:25 EST By the end of summer I would like to... I would like to have a new conversation. I am sending a goodie to each team member I can and asking them to answer this question. <BR> <BR> You can answer anything you would like, scripture reading, read a book, make something, lose weight, try something, go someplace. Whatever you like, use your imagination. Tue, 26 Jul 2011 21:00:56 EST New Here I just wanted to briefly say hello and to introduce myself. I am a SAHM of 2 children (2 adopted), I homeschool, co-teach early morning seminary, have been married 21 years and had gastric bypass surgery several years ago. I need to lose about 80 pounds and am hoping that with support and encouragement I can get it done! :) Tue, 26 Jul 2011 18:50:00 EST Heather from Washington State Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> I am new to the group. I have been sparking for over a year, but only really seriously since 8/9/2010. I am glad to have found an LDS group. It is nice to have the support of sisters who understand the Word of Wisdom and the Church. <BR> <BR> I pray the Lord's blessing upon our efforts to clean and build our temple bodies. <BR> <BR> Heather Sat, 9 Jul 2011 11:54:54 EST Question about Strength Training! Hello, <BR> <BR> I have a question for any of you that would like to help me out. I am thinking of changing up my exercise routine to hopefully get better results in my fitness and weight. So here goes: <BR> <BR> I have been doing strength training three times a week and do a full body workout. But I am considering going to 6 days a week doing 2 days a week of each area: upper, lower and core (alternating of course). I was wondering if you think I will get better results. Please let ... Tue, 21 Jun 2011 14:38:46 EST Getting to know everyone. What is your calling? Do you like it? <BR> <BR> Wed, 8 Jun 2011 13:14:02 EST Change One Word Let's see how this sentence changes over the summer. Just replace one word with a different word. Have fun. <BR> <BR> Everybody went to the park and played a fun game. Wed, 8 Jun 2011 13:13:02 EST HAPPY EASTER Happy Easter everyone. Hope you have a great day ! Sat, 23 Apr 2011 06:39:28 EST needing help i have been tracking my nutrients and all cause about four years ago i had to have b12 shots i almost had pernicious anemia.. which is real bad not getting enough b vitamins . do anyone you have a good recipes or two on how to get more b 12 vitamins Thu, 10 Mar 2011 11:33:06 EST guilty a lady from another team i have suggested fat free yogurt, with kashi lean, and fresh fruit. to use as a tasty treat. i have been eating it everynight.. it helps me to get my two fruit servings in , yogurt which is very good for you and some much needed healthy carbs.. but it is not even a sin it is around 200-300 calories depending how much kashi you put in. mercy this treat i will keep eating from npw on if i get bored change cereal or fruit good. i like it when fruit is still frozen some..... Tue, 8 Mar 2011 21:14:19 EST vacation it is on again..the chalet i rented has a full kitchen with a out door grill. any ideas would be greatly appreciated. bout tips on staying in my calories.. we both are eating right so eating out should be very limited.. gatlinburg has the best taffy factory .. i am good bout only eating a peice a day Mon, 7 Mar 2011 15:05:24 EST fat is as fat does oh my word.....i ate the average breakfast we eat on sundays mornings. i tried changing it up some so it would not be so unhealthy....1000 calories, all my fat for the day. i did not eat near the fat, carbs and junk i normally do. no wonder i am fat...that is just one meal of one day a week i was eating...mercy.....i am not even that full either.. i guess i will have 2 tablespoons of progresso soup and a cracker for supper. hahahahahah. maybe that way i will can drink all the water i am suppo... Sun, 6 Mar 2011 15:24:42 EST recipe calculater hey, <BR> have any of you put in your recipes on sparks under your recipes and cal it is wonderful.. it can tell you everything just plug it in and if you are not happy with the nutiention values you can change it up to make it healthier.. awesome.. you can also look at others recipes... <BR> do any of you have recipes on sparks.. Sat, 5 Mar 2011 16:28:06 EST saterday ,Katy, granola today i reached my goals as far as fitness. i also reached some other goals i made a very nutrience granola bar. with all kinds of extras so my hubby can have them to help him with enough calories cause of his job and running so much a week. yet it is low enough so i can have one a day as a cereal. topping or just to eat to get my carbs /grains in.. but i did it mormon style made enough for 6 kids teenage at that hahaha. that is ok i can freeze some. it has wheat germ, sunflower seeds almonds... Sat, 5 Mar 2011 13:58:31 EST Healthy things to eat and recipes I thought it would be good to get some recipes here we could share. If you have a favorite that is healthy and you think the team would like it post it here. <BR> <BR> I am headed out the door so I will start it later with some recipe. If anyone wants to get here first go for it. Fri, 4 Mar 2011 19:31:53 EST recipes & granola hey, <BR> I love granola so much, but when i buy it at the store it has so many added additives and sugar etc and calories. that almost all of it is to unhealthy for me to eat let alone pay for. well i was looking up recipes on sparks oh my word so many ideas recipes for it and healthy ones too. and how to make it also.. you know i am so excited not only am i eating right and losing weight i am eating the things i loves so I know in my heart and soul this time if I put in the effort and ... Fri, 4 Mar 2011 08:53:14 EST what is phyllo dough what is it and how do you make it???? I love to bake anyone got a recipe???you all are the greatest so nice having later day saints to talk to. Thu, 3 Mar 2011 13:04:51 EST yoga rocks well today i am thinking i need to adjust my exercise program. as time goes on I feel like I will have to adjust things here and there. it was so funny doing yoga and Katy either trying to help or sitting on my lap etc if she was able to she is such a hoot. it is getting a little easier exercising and her behaving better. i think when she is a little older maybe she will want to do it with me.. what advantage for her. what I have learned from yoga proper breathing during exercise, posture, fo... Thu, 3 Mar 2011 10:53:51 EST today sore is as sore does well today i am sore and i know this will last a few weeks the yoga will help allot but sore i will be. but I have had so many days i have not done a thing and i was sore too. inactivity makes my body sore too. the best part in all of this is i know the sore will wear off once i keep it up a few weeks. I do feel allot better and i got it done even though i keep putting it off tell almost noon. I was thinking bout when we go up to the smokies to take our bikes and going around the 11 mile trac... Wed, 2 Mar 2011 14:25:57 EST Casseroles you all are going to think I am bad but I honestly do not know how to make a casserole.. anyone got some good healthy ones??? Tue, 1 Mar 2011 23:25:27 EST food storage and garden foods do any of you know of some good healthy recipes for canned veggies we have a huge garden..and what to do with food storage.. we have our yrs supply but i need recipes.. i don't mind buying a cook book or two either...I bought one but it seems pretty high calorie.. thanks ging Tue, 1 Mar 2011 22:38:30 EST me hey, <BR> As we say here in the tenn valley. my username is my way off telling myself who i don't want to be anymore. I have lost 233 pounds in my life time 20 to 30 pounds at a time. I have only kept the weight off twice first I was smoking "before joined the church" In 1986 and second in 98 I kept it off for 2 and half years. my main challenge is exercise.. i love to do allot .dance, walk, etc but I don't get out much.. I have to exercise to lose weight and to keep it off. <BR> to mak... Tue, 1 Mar 2011 12:50:31 EST Another prayer request...... Hi Teamsters, <BR> I once again need you to pray for Sabrina Vasquez.....she is officially in surgery Wednesday, March 2nd. The surgeon team is removing her entire shoulder bone (cancer infected) area and putting a metal one. They tried to talk her into total amputation but she said nope not possible with a 1 year old child to care for. So they opted to do the above procedure. This is an invasive kind of surgery. She has also been informed of possible chemo treatment for 6 mths as well. <BR>... Tue, 1 Mar 2011 03:38:05 EST another prayer request.... Hi Teamsters, <BR> I once again need you to pray for Sabrina Vasquez.....she is officially in surgery Wednesday, March 2nd. The surgeon team is removing her entire shoulder bone (cancer infected) area and putting a metal one. They tried to talk her into total amputation but she said nope not possible with a 1 year old child to care for. So they opted to do the above procedure. This is an invasive kind of surgery. She has also been informed of possible chemo treatment for 6 mths as well. <BR>... Tue, 1 Mar 2011 03:37:27 EST Talking about Talks Here is a link to a talk I love. It is called "God did not put us here to fail." <BR> <BR> Here is an audio/video link: <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> If you would rather read it: <BR> this is a synopsis: <BR> <link><BR>/Brigham-Young-University-devotional-G<BR>od-did-not-put-us-here-to-fail.html </link> <BR> <BR> If you can find a printed link please post it. <BR> <BR> I will listen to it again and give s... Mon, 28 Feb 2011 23:50:26 EST Overcoming Self Defeating Behaviors. Has anyone taken this class? I guess it is a program written by the church. My friend first met the teacher last month at the week night RS meeting and told me she thought I should take it. If it had been anyone else I am not sure how I would have responded. But, she suggested it with such concern and love. I really want to learn about it. Anyway first class is tomorrow. I will be glad to talk about it with you if you wish. Mon, 28 Feb 2011 23:42:10 EST UPDATE ON PRAYER REQUEST. I wanted to let everyone in here know that Sabrina's CT Scan came back negative for the spread of cancer on her organs. <BR> THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR LOVE AND PRAYERS TO A STRANGER. I AM FOREVER GRATEFUL AND SO IS SHE. SHE POSTED ON FACEBOOK THAT SHE THANKS EVERYONE FOR THEIR PRAYERS AND THAT SHE IS VERY GRATEFUL FOR YOU KINDNESS. <BR> I have posted a new blog and I promise to keep everyone updated as when the surgery will be taking place. I ask that you keep her in your thoughts and praye... Wed, 23 Feb 2011 17:47:43 EST Ladies You're Needed by Me...plz read I have posted a blog and am asking you to take the time to read it. It's called Please Read and Pray for This Woman. She has cancer and needs all the love and support from all of us Heavenly Sisters. Thank you and God Bless. Thu, 17 Feb 2011 01:42:23 EST Hi! My name is Chelsea and I live in Florida Hi everyone! I joined SP last July and just joined your group. I have changed a lot in my lifestyle since starting SP and I am very grateful that it is free and it has made such a difference in my life. I share about it in my blog: <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=3927734 </link> It has been an incredible journey for me. I am looking forward to meeting you and making friends and supporting you with your goals. Love, Chelsea <em>220</em> Wed, 26 Jan 2011 11:21:22 EST Goodies, treats and other such gifts. I am working this year to have at lest 30 days without sugar. I have not been perfect but, I am doing really, really well. <BR> <BR> My VT stopped by my house this week to give me cinnamon rolls with maple frosting. They smelled wonderful. She has brought cookies and other such treats. Should I tell her I am avoiding sugar? <BR> <BR> Just wondering what you might do. Fri, 21 Jan 2011 12:38:17 EST Nominate a team meamer to recieve a team goodie. Who do you think on the team deserves a team goodie and why? <BR> <BR> Let's get to know each other and tell what others are doing right. I will start better using our team goodie points. I think this should be fun, a chance to share positives about each other. Fri, 21 Jan 2011 12:32:50 EST CTR- Choose The Right Please put here something that you have done right TODAY. Fri, 21 Jan 2011 12:29:59 EST 101 and beyond... Things to do instead It is easy when overwhelmed or when life is unplanned to fall face first into foods or actions that in better times would not be done. I thought we could write what we can do instead of falling face first into a bowl of treats. <BR> <BR> Just add something and we will see how many we can think of. It would be fun to see if we can get past 101. Thu, 20 Jan 2011 10:40:23 EST Hello Hi, my name is Sharon, I'm 40 and LDS. This is my little companion Maggie, a mini schnauzer. We are from Northern Utah. Hope to get to know you. Thu, 30 Dec 2010 22:40:59 EST I need your honest opinion. .Modesty question I took some before and after pictures for my page. Are they immodest? It's like one of those tank-ini swim suits and I thought "if I'd wear it as a swim suit (not white tho) then this is ok", but I am so worried that I'm sending a message I don't want to send.. I really would love you opinions in regard to LDS standards. Mon, 13 Dec 2010 20:03:53 EST Hide and Seek Teddy Bear Tag! Hide and Seek Teddy Bear Tag! <BR> Remember when we were kids! We loved to play Tag and Hide and Seek! This is a combination of the two. <BR> I have hidden a teddy bear <em>174</em> on someone's page or blog! When you see it then you tag someone and they will hide a teddy bear on someone's page or blog. Here's an example you can copy and paste. <BR> <BR> TAG! YOU'RE IT! <BR> I found a <em>174</em> Now you've been tagged. It's your turn to hide the <em>174</em> <BR> <BR> It's easy! ... Fri, 10 Dec 2010 21:26:14 EST HAPPY THANKSGIVING Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends. <BR> <BR> May you have a great day with family and friends, good food and fair weather. <BR> <BR> God Bless you and keep Healthy and Safe. Wed, 24 Nov 2010 20:11:58 EST Thanksgiving getting to know you. Do you like white meant, dark meat or something else? <BR> <BR> What is your favorite pie? <BR> <BR> I like both kinds of turkey. <BR> My favorite pie is pumpkin but, I want some pecan pie right now. Couldn't find one. Did not need it anyway. Wed, 24 Nov 2010 20:04:43 EST New to your group Good Afternoon Ladies, <BR> I am new to the group and fairly new to Spark. I live in Indy and look forward to seeing postings from out team. <BR> Amanda Sun, 21 Nov 2010 17:16:17 EST My nephew heading off the MTC tomorrow. There was a delay getting his visa but he got it today finally. They had to delay his flight to tomorrow morning and he will be late checking in, but sis called and they said ok. It was touch and go for awhile if he would even get the visa. They thought he might have to be delayed until the next intake. <BR> <BR> He will be going to Nevada, I think it is the Reno Nevada Mission (it's the one that looks like a long strip of bacon, lol) <BR> <BR> It will be hard for my sister without him. ... Wed, 17 Nov 2010 01:26:57 EST Support for President Packer There is a lot of whoopla from the gay community here in Utah about how offended they were with President Packer's talk. It is getting a lot of media attention. <BR> <BR> So a counter campaing is going on right now to let President Packer know that we love and support him. A prophet is not alway popular, nor are they politically correct. <BR> <BR> We would like to have you send a letter in support of President Packer by Friday of this week. <BR> <BR> Send your letters to: <BR> <BR> Attn:... Mon, 11 Oct 2010 09:26:45 EST General Relief Society Broadcast It was a good meeting. <BR> Anything anyone wants to talk about from the meeting. <BR> <BR> Does your stake do anything before or after? <BR> Do you like it? Mon, 27 Sep 2010 12:35:38 EST Getting to know you 20 If you could meet one cartoon character who would you want it to be? Sat, 25 Sep 2010 00:51:13 EST Give A Goodie I saw this on another team. I thought it would be fun for us to do too. <BR> <BR> We all need encouragement, support and motivation. So, let's each do our part to help each other and encourage our team members. <BR> <BR> Each person posts the next number in order. If it contains two or three of the same number you give a spark goodie to someone on the team. For example: if you got an 11, 22, 121, 222, etc. you would give a goodie - 1-10, 12-21, 123, 298, etc. no spark goodie. <BR> <BR> ... Sun, 22 Aug 2010 16:22:52 EST Getting to know you What is your favorite Lazy Summer Saturday activity? Sat, 21 Aug 2010 16:39:15 EST What doesn't work for you... If you would like to share something that did not work for you so we can help or sympathize. Sun, 15 Aug 2010 20:43:57 EST Getting to know you... I thought we could do an easy one this week... <BR> What is your eye color? Sat, 14 Aug 2010 18:12:39 EST Honesty the Best Policy My Special Friends, <BR> I just wanted to explain why I have to quit Spark People. It hurts me too bad to sit at the computer for much of any time at all because of the varicose veins, blood clots and arthritis in my hips. I have need to work on genealogy and preparing names for the Temple. The small amount of time I can get on the computer, Spark People has taken up because I truly love being on here, but I must use the time to be about the Fathers' business and not my own. I will never... Thu, 5 Aug 2010 13:32:35 EST Anybody want to encourage somebody? I have a new Spark friend named Merrylow(you can find her on my page).... She weighs 485 and is just starting to get excited about losing weight. She can walk and is mobil! If anyone could encourage her it would be so awesome! Just stop by and leave a message on her page! Thanks! <BR> <em>304</em> <em>304</em> <em>304</em> Fri, 30 Jul 2010 10:05:36 EST A Dr. Suess Getting to know you. "Would you rather be a dog or be a cat? It is time that you think about important things like that." <BR> <BR> OK I have been around kids too much recently. But, which would it be? Thu, 29 Jul 2010 12:08:18 EST Getting to know you. .. What is your favorite summer produce? Sun, 25 Jul 2010 22:49:57 EST New Here Hi am new here and desperately seeking support on what will be a very long journey. Hope to get to know some of you. Sun, 25 Jul 2010 21:39:14 EST Favorite Calling. What is your most favorite calling? <BR> <BR> What is your lest favorite? <BR> <BR> Would you like to say why? or tell us what you have learned? <BR> Thu, 15 Jul 2010 00:30:03 EST New knitting and yarn lovers and handi craft team! I'm looking for people who may want to join a new Spark team! It's for knitters, crocheters and anything you want crafters or even non crafters! It's called Sparkling Knitters! It would be nice to have some LDS Ladies join!If you're interested please join! Thanks! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ndividual.asp?gid=44166 </link> <BR> <em>224</em> <em>244</em> <em>172</em> Tue, 13 Jul 2010 19:42:54 EST Fathers I had so much going on I forgot to open a thread for discussing of fathers. Being a team of ladies I know this is not us. But, I am grateful for a loving husband who is good to our children and a father who has stuck with it through all kinds of stuff. That is what life is about. Wed, 23 Jun 2010 19:36:23 EST Getting reaquanted. Sisters, <BR> I just looked at the group. We have 79 members. I think we had around 50 when I became leader, possibly a little less. Some have been with me the whole time and some have been in and out. I would love to know who is still involved in spark. So please take a minute to let us know a bit about you. <BR> <BR> Here are some things to let us know: <BR> Name <BR> What do you want to accomplish on this team? <BR> How can we help you? <BR> What have you enjoyed here on the team? <B... Wed, 16 Jun 2010 13:30:16 EST Using Your Patriarchal Blessing as a Guide Lately I have been pondering my Patriarchal Blessing and how it helps me to know who I am and where I am going (See my sparkblog Truly Positive Self Talk). <BR> <BR> How is the guidance offered in your blessing helping you on your journey? Thu, 3 Jun 2010 10:23:48 EST Public eating *Church and other such meetings What are the best ideas and the worst choices we have made in eating at church and other places like that? How can we take control? What could leaders do to help us? What can we do to help ourselves? Sat, 29 May 2010 14:24:18 EST Blessings/ temple On Saturday May 8/2010 was a very important day for me. <BR> I and my family were able to go to the Nauvoo temple and be Proxy for my parents. I for my mother and my 17 & 13 year old sons for my father. <BR> <BR> Oh what a blessing it was for me/us to do there work for them. <BR> My husband did there confirmations, he was very emotional when he did my father. My father died almost 27 years ago. <BR> Oh what blessing we have because of the temples. My heart is full of joy this AM it's mother... Sun, 9 May 2010 08:14:50 EST Mothers and Mother's day! What do you want to say about Mothers? <BR> <BR> This is a difficult holiday for me because my mom died right before my sixth birthday and I am not a perfect mother. But, I am good enough. My life is blessed. <BR> <BR> To all the sisters here have a great Day. Sat, 8 May 2010 15:19:34 EST ABCs of blessings... What blessings can you think of... <BR> Lets alphabetize them. Thu, 6 May 2010 13:14:21 EST When you ate out, what was the last thing you had BROLED CHICKEN SUB, FROM SUBWAY. WHAT ABOUT YOU ? Sat, 1 May 2010 13:31:29 EST Coming Back Ive been off the site for awhile, but need the encouragment and motivation. I have been taking the hcg drops for a week. Lost 10.8 lbs. Anyone else taking them. Thu, 29 Apr 2010 10:49:28 EST Kelli Signing On Hello all! Today is day 5 for me and I'm having the worst time right now! My menue calls for brown rice and brocolli and almonds. My daughter is sitting down with a can of juicy pineapple, she left a half glass of delicious Dr. Pepper in front of me. I started my rice but have visiting teaching appointments starting at 6:30. I know I'll have whithered up and died of starvation by the time I get home! Thu, 22 Apr 2010 20:32:27 EST Blessed and the world OK this is all about me. But, I would love feedback. I hope you don't mind. <BR> <BR> I am excited. I am taking son 2 to the temple today, son 1 is coming too. I am very happy. This will be a great mom moment. I feel very blessed. It is a great time for my family. <BR> <BR> My struggle today is that we are going to Fuddruckers and I cannot find the nutrition information on their website. They don't have it. Please don't tell me not to go. My kids and husband are looking forward ... Wed, 21 Apr 2010 09:29:52 EST Second Quarter Goals: OK sisters how are your goals going? <BR> <BR> The first quarter of the year is done. The second is starting. What is happening with your goals? Mon, 5 Apr 2010 14:29:53 EST If only...(Movie question) If you could move your house like in the movie UP to any place in the world where would you go? Thu, 1 Apr 2010 14:11:15 EST Spring Ahead Tonight is the change to Daylight Saving Time for those who live in areas that participate. It is time to set your clocks forward one hour (spring ahead) so you will not miss your meetings in the morning. I try to set my clock in the afternoon so I'm running on earlier time before I go to bed. That way I'm not as tired next week. <BR> <BR> Have a great Sunday and don't be late for church! Sat, 13 Mar 2010 19:39:49 EST Something fun for LDS ladies... Got this in an email from an LDS friend today and thought you might enjoy it: <BR> <BR> " My son's a CTR ... I go to PEC. <BR> I work for CES....I study the TG. <BR> I read the B of M . I probe the D&C. <BR> I search the KJV ... I ponder the JST. <BR> Today in BYC ... we planned for EFY. <BR> I stayed a little after ... and had a PPI. <BR> The YM and YW .... are putting on a play. <BR> It's one that I remember ...we did in MIA. <BR> Before our oldest son ...went in the MTC, <BR> He... Sun, 14 Feb 2010 21:29:39 EST write a five word story add on. Lets start a new story and see where it leads. <BR> <BR> Five words person. <BR> <BR> <BR> Here are the first five words: <BR> <BR> There once was a girl Tue, 9 Feb 2010 09:04:29 EST Help, please Hi ladies, nothing big here, just a question. I am finding it hard to get my 8 glasses of water down on a Sunday. Would you please tell me how you manage it? Thanks, <BR> <BR> Carol in ID Sun, 31 Jan 2010 12:34:07 EST Getting to know you... again I have not posted a getting to know you in a while. It is about time for one. I was having troubles thinking on up so I stole one from another team I am on. <BR> <BR> I DARE YOU: POST 5 POSITIVE QUALITIES OF YOURSELF Tue, 26 Jan 2010 01:45:29 EST What are you "IN PROCESS OF..." today I thought that we could use this thread to talk about what everyone is doing. What we want to brag about, or want to get encouragement for. Fri, 22 Jan 2010 15:35:22 EST Introducing Myself Hi, Sisters! Imagine my delight when I came upon this team! My name is Lauretta, I'm 59 years old, and I have been a member of the Church my whole life. I have been married to the love of my life for nearly 17 years and between us we have 8 children and, as you might guess, lots of grandchildren (15 by summer). I'm looking forward to getting to know you and getting inspired to reach my goals! Mon, 18 Jan 2010 17:22:36 EST First Challenge Here is a place to talk about how it went when you introduced yourself or encouraged someone you did not know on our team. <BR> <BR> I encouraged everyone to welcome or introduce themselves to 3 people. More is of course welcome. <BR> Pam <BR> Team Leader Wed, 6 Jan 2010 22:23:01 EST Anyone know a Single LDS Person 45+? I was surprised to find there were no teams for LDS Singles 45+. So last week I created one, and it's called, "This Is the Place"-LDS Singles 45+! If you are 45 yrs or above, single, and would like our own special brand of support, please look into this new site. It'll be so great to have people with issues like ours in contact with each other!! Sometimes we're hard to find, dont'cha think?? Also, if you know anyone at all who fits this description, please let him or her know about the s... Sun, 3 Jan 2010 23:26:28 EST hello my fellow sisters i am jill <BR> i have been a member of the church all my life, i have never lived anywhere but salt lake city utah and its beautiful and awesome to live in the same town where the gospel was set up. i take my membership for granted because it has always been here. currently i work nightshift 12 hours at st marks hosp every fri, sat, and never make it to church. i miss relief society and my association with the sisters of the ward. i have great home teachers. nearly 6 years ago i went through ... Sat, 2 Jan 2010 05:19:37 EST Goals and LDS Church beliefs? How do your beliefs affect your goal setting? <BR> <BR> I will find some talks and such tomorrow. But, I wanted to give everyone a chance to reply first. Sat, 2 Jan 2010 03:08:05 EST It works for me...** Any topic** I thought we could start a new topic stating what is working for us. Any topic you want Tue, 29 Dec 2009 14:17:05 EST Makes me think of.... Write whatever the word makes you think of. <BR> <BR> No topic or ABCs Tue, 29 Dec 2009 14:14:45 EST In 2010 I will... Share what you want to have done by 2010's end. Sat, 26 Dec 2009 14:12:55 EST Best and Worst What was the best that happened in 2009? <BR> what was the worst in 2009? <BR> Sat, 26 Dec 2009 14:11:49 EST ABCs of Goal Setting Since the new year is coming lets play with goal setting. <BR> <BR> A= Accountability <BR> <BR> <BR> Sat, 26 Dec 2009 14:10:37 EST Oh Boy. . . Howdy Ladies, <BR> Well, you're in for it now. I have joined your group. My name is Johannah Hagerman and I'm a Jewish gal who is exploring the Christian faith through the LDS church here in Reno, NV. <BR> <BR> I've just celebrated my 55th birthday and have both seen a lot and survived a lot in my life but the past 3 years my life has begun to dramatically change for the better. <BR> <BR> Ten years ago I was diagnosed with metastatic (spreading) Stage 4 Breast Cancer. I've had recurrences 3... Wed, 23 Dec 2009 19:59:13 EST Strange gifts What is the strangest gift you have been given or given to others? <BR> <BR> "White Elephant" or other wise. <BR> <BR> You know the one where you look at it and think HUH? Tue, 22 Dec 2009 20:40:05 EST What are you giving yourself for Christmas? Are you giving yourself anything for Christmas? If so would you like to share? <BR> <BR> I am going to give myself the gift of health again this year. <BR> <BR> I will give myself time to do Pilates 3 times a week and weights 3 times a week. <BR> If I have the money I may give myself a spindle so I can learn to spin yarn. <BR> <BR> <BR> What about you? Sat, 19 Dec 2009 14:00:43 EST Traditions What is your favorite Holiday tradition? It can be for Christmas, New Years or something else. I would love to hear. Wed, 16 Dec 2009 11:33:02 EST Christmas gifts and goodies I thought it would be fun if we share our own gifts, talents and ideas. <BR> <BR> What do you like to give for Christmas? What do you like to make? If you make wonderous fudge let us know. <BR> <BR> Also if you have great healthy ideas for Christmas sharing that would be fun to share too. Wed, 2 Dec 2009 09:26:40 EST Christmas ABC <BR> Just for fun Christmas ABC. Join in with the next letter in the alphabet. <BR> <BR> Sorry the best I could do was: <BR> <BR> A pear tree Tue, 1 Dec 2009 12:45:12 EST Thanksgiving How are you planning to enjoy Thanksgiving this week? Have you made any changes you are proud of or that could help others? <BR> <BR> I am thinking of planning a family walk or something like that. I need some activity in the day besides cooking. Tue, 24 Nov 2009 15:23:52 EST Conference Please Sparkmail me your favorite talk. I would like to start a discussion of the last conference session on this tread. I will pick a talk later and start it. But, I would like to see where you sisters have interest. <BR> Wed, 18 Nov 2009 09:43:56 EST So glad I found you! I my name is Kathleen, I live in Idaho, I am 48 and married for 28 years. I have 5 children, 1 daughter in law and 1 very smart and handsome grandson. I am almost an empty nester, my baby is 17. I am trying to lose weight and get fit, so that I can be healthier and happier. I plan on serving a couple of missions with my husband when he retires in 10 years. The Church is the foundation we have built our lives on. I am looking forward to getting to know all of you! Wed, 11 Nov 2009 14:00:10 EST Salt Lake Temple? Did anyone notice the two pictures in the right-hand corner of the 30 days to Greater Happiness Calendar? To me it looks like they were taken in front of the Salt Lake Temple. What do you think? Mon, 2 Nov 2009 00:36:25 EST What a Great Welcome Thank you ladies so much for welcoming me! It's wonderful to share the love the Gospel has to offer wherever we go. I'm really looking forward to getting to know you all better. <BR> I was just reading in 3 Nephi today. I'm sure you all know these 2 verses well, but for us, especially, it's a great one to repeat: Ask, and it shall be given unto you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. For everyone that asketh, receiveth; and he that seeketh, findeth; and to ... Tue, 8 Sep 2009 19:22:45 EST I Found You Gals - I'm Home!!!! Hi Girls! <BR> I just found SparkPeople last Thursday, Sept. 3rd. Once I realized there were so many Teams on the website itself, I just knew I'd find a group of "us", and here you are! I'm 51 years old, divorced, have 4 kids - 2 married, and nearly 7 grandchildren. I live in West Bountiful, UT, about 10-12 miles north of downtown SLC, with my ailing father. I felt so lucky to find SparkPeople, and now twice as lucky to find other LDS ladies, our age using it. I've been reading throug... Mon, 7 Sep 2009 15:30:35 EST Challenge: Improve yourself. With the start of school I would like to start a challenge for the team. We can all start on Tuesday but feel free to add yourself anytime before Sunday. We will actively begin tracking on Sunday, Sept 12. <BR> <BR> Choose two physical challenge you want to work on and one Spiritual goal you would like to work on and let us know what you are working on. <BR> <BR> We as a team are looking to encourage each other. I will give out Spark Goodies for diligence. I would like it to be a thre... Sun, 6 Sep 2009 17:59:39 EST I have a question! Does anyone know how to remove a food from the menu? I want to keep most of the foods in a meal, add a food that is not listed in the options, and remove one food. I know how to add the food, but not remove a particular food. The calories and nutritional figures for that food are added into the totals even though the box by the food isn't checked. Does that make any sense? Tue, 1 Sep 2009 13:19:19 EST Word of Wisdom discussion I would love to discuss the Word of Wisdom with this team. I am hoping that we can use the advice there and articles available at LDS.Org to encourage each other. <BR> <link><BR>av=1&locale=0&sourceId=c77c76e6ffe0c01<BR>0VgnVCM1000004d82620a____&vgnextoid=23<BR>54fccf2b7db010VgnVCM1000004d82620aRCRD </link> <BR> <BR> This was an interesting article. The author used the scriptures to find encouragement. I would like to do that more than I have been... Thu, 27 Aug 2009 19:31:30 EST Funny Story As I have blogged I have been struggling with actually doing my exercise these last few weeks. This morning I got up and walked a mile. Then I needed to do some computer stuff. I played around on the computer and realized what time it was. I was getting ready to jump into the shower. My visiting teachers were supposed to come in 1 hour. <BR> <BR> I hear a knock at the door. I was still sweaty from my workout. They said that they realized they were early but they hoped that was OK. ... Thu, 27 Aug 2009 18:35:39 EST Starting Again - Aug. 24-30 I placed this topic in the "Introducing Yourself" forum, sorry! I had a horrible week last week. My life style is a series of events for eating. Last night we had a wedding reception at our home. The bride & parents wanted something easy - Cold Stone (w/6 flavors of ice cream & 10 toppings)and cupcakes. It was easy cleanup and I might add, delicious! Today I am starving and I must do something drastic! I am recording all my eating on SP this coming week. Could this be a challenge to s... Sun, 23 Aug 2009 19:13:40 EST Starting Again - 8-24-09 Monday is such a great day to "Starting Again-8-24-09." This week I am recording all I eat healthy and/or unhealthy. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> GH Sun, 23 Aug 2009 18:58:03 EST What did you do to improve your fitness today? I actually got out the door this morning and walked for 30 minutes! It's sad that it seems such a big deal, but it's been a couple of weeks since I exercised! I am definitely a "hit and misser" with more misses than hits - until NOW! I'm determined to change that! What did you do to improve your fitness today? Fri, 21 Aug 2009 12:07:49 EST Hello Dear Sisters! Hi! My name is Jen, and I am so glad to have found this site and all the cool teams. I am so glad to know that I have so many sisters on this journey. I am looking forward to making friends as I lose this weight. <BR> <BR> Thank you for your prayers! You will all be in mine! <BR> <BR> Love, Sister Jen Wed, 19 Aug 2009 21:38:24 EST Does anyoneknow....? I decided to learn how to dehydrate fruits instead of canning (too much work) or freezing (not enough room in my freezer). <BR> <BR> Last weekend I did some cherries with a lot of help from my sister. 18 pounds, less what we had for our fondue (gulp - yes Cheese AND Chocolate fondues - seperate, not combined) <BR> There was till a lot left, and it took us about 3 hours to get them all ready for the dehydrator so that is a lot less work than canning. It all shrunk down to fit into an ice c... Sat, 8 Aug 2009 23:44:19 EST My mothers favorite saying As a young child my mother would often say "Let's not and say we did" <BR> <BR> The first memory I have of that was when I was 3 years old. We had gone to town and my twin sister and I had been treated to balloons at the pharmacy. There was a foyer that seperated the pharmacy from the entrance to the main grocery section of the store, and in the corner was a great big ol plant of some type that had sharp pointy leaves. My sister walked to close and her balloon was popped by one of those n... Mon, 20 Jul 2009 19:40:28 EST Mission call My sons mission to the Pocatello, Idaho mission. <BR> <BR> It's his birth town. <BR> He did not care where the Lord wanted him to serve. Thu, 16 Jul 2009 22:27:20 EST I'm new to the team Hi I'm new to the team. <BR> <BR> Looking to give support and get it when I need it. <BR> <BR> Look forward to getting to know many of you. Mon, 13 Jul 2009 18:51:15 EST Getting to know you #9 Finish the sentence: <BR> <BR> Summer is a time for_______________. <BR> <BR> I think summer is a time for easy learning. Reading books from the library, running through the sprinkler and eating fresh foods. I also like to spend time with my family in the lazy summer days. Sun, 28 Jun 2009 01:41:26 EST Getting to know you #8 What will make you or has made you say "Wow I am succeeding!" <BR> <BR> Right now it is baggy pants. I am thrilled. Next I want to fit back into pants 1 size smaller. Then I will know I am making progress. Thu, 18 Jun 2009 19:30:44 EST Getting to know you #7 What are you most looking forward to doing in the summer? <BR> <BR> I am looking forward to getting some health goals accomplished and spending time with my kids. Playing, gardening and other fun stuff. Mon, 8 Jun 2009 18:11:47 EST Getting to know you #6 June 1 is goal evaluation day or something like that. I cannot remember what it was called. I read it in a magazine. It is 6 months past Jan. 1. <BR> <BR> What goal have you done that you are most pleased with? <BR> <BR> What do you most want to work on for the next 6 months of the year? Sat, 30 May 2009 20:09:47 EST Trip to nearest temple via exercise Dear Sisters, <BR> <BR> I am going to be recording my EXERCISE steps/cycling in an attempt to get to the Atlanta Temple - virtually. <BR> <BR> It is around 200 miles or so. I will be recording in kilometers as that is what my bike registers. <BR> <BR> Any takers? Record progress here weekly. Thanks for your support! Renee Tue, 26 May 2009 09:17:15 EST Christ felt my pain Hello, all. I'm new and thought I would share some of my thoughts from today. <BR> <BR> I'd truly never thought about the various implications that the Atonement brought about, before today, and am sure there will be more in the future. <BR> <BR> Christ was alone: without mortal help and for a time, without spiritual help from His Father. HE knows what it is like to be in my shoes when I feel alone with my weight and health issues. <BR> <BR> That is why He wept as stated in 3 Nephi 17, wh... Sun, 24 May 2009 20:02:21 EST Getting to know You #5 What are your favorite flowers? <BR> <BR> I like lots of deep color. I like that variety of pansies. All that color on one plant. I like roses. Oh I am not good at answering this. I really like the deep colored plants. Spring is such a blessing. <BR> <BR> Have you planted any? Sat, 23 May 2009 16:31:13 EST Having a stressful day I did a really stupid thing today. When I got off the bus, I accidentally left my purse behind. By the time I realized it, the bus was long gone. Told another driver and he called dispatch who eventually located the purse but...... <BR> <BR> Someone had turned the purse over to the driver but by then my wallet was long gone along with my credit and bank cards, all kinds of ID, club cards, etc. <BR> Boy the hoops you have to go through to even begin to cancel cards and rebuild your walle... Sat, 23 May 2009 00:50:15 EST WK 4 What is your favorite scripture story? <BR> <BR> I really like Joseph and the coat of many colors when I was little. <BR> <BR> My favorite now is Helaman and the stripling warriors. I love it because I am the Mom of 5 boys. I want to be the kind of Mom that they know where my testimony is. <BR> <BR> I guess there are other stories that I like for different reasons. Sun, 17 May 2009 23:30:21 EST What is one thing you KNOW to be true? One May 2nd, 2009 I had the privilege of attending the Time Out for Women conference in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. What an exhilarating experience. It was sold out with over 1400 women attending and they said they would be returning to Edmonton. It may not be next year, but when they do come back, I plan to attend. <BR> <BR> Something wonderful happened there, but before I explain what, I must first set the stage a bit. <BR> <BR> My father died on May 2nd, 1984. My mother died on May 2... Mon, 11 May 2009 00:18:45 EST WK 3 <BR> <BR> OK So this is not week 3. I missed last week. I am going to lable it that way. I hope no one minds. It may not be as regular as that. We will just have to see. <BR> <BR> What is your favorite fiction book and why? <BR> <BR> I decided that this would be fun. Now I don't know about my answer. I am really enjoying reading the Narnia books with my kids. I know that I have liked some "grown up": books recently. But, I am not sure what they were. <BR> <BR> (I almost wrote... Sat, 9 May 2009 18:55:56 EST New Team Goals-Opinions Wanted I am not sure exactly why we are all here together. What everyone wants to get out of this group. I don't know if everyone knows but I have not been the leader of this team long. The former leader had to step down. My hope when I joined this group was to combine my spiritual goals and my fitness goals and be able to talk about both in one place. I hoped to talk with people who would understand some of my whys without having to explain them. <BR> <BR> I was thinking of the goals I would... Thu, 7 May 2009 02:49:18 EST Off topic, but Sisters I really NEED your help!! Last night a really good friend of mine and co-worker called all distraught. She said her daughter's fiancée had just committed suicide. Not too many details other than they were on their way out the door to be with their daughter. <BR> <BR> This morning she called me. She said her daughter got to his bedroom door just as he pulled the trigger, so she saw it all happen. Anyway to make a long story short, she's not only blaming herself, but she wants desperately to be with him. She was admitt... Wed, 6 May 2009 10:20:10 EST WK 2 getting to know you What is your motivation to get fit? Do you give yourself a reward. I have 3 lbs. until I get my first reward of this round of weight loss. I want something good but, not too expensive. <BR> <BR> My motivation is to control my blood sugar and have more energy. My vain motivation is to not feel so frumpy. LOL <BR> <BR> I have no idea a reward this time. It is for losing 20 lbs. in the past I have gotten earrings or lotion. Sat, 25 Apr 2009 22:08:46 EST No stickies I removed all the stick notes this morning. I will just see what comes to the top. If you have a topic you think should be stuck let me know. Thu, 23 Apr 2009 14:16:15 EST Getting to know you As you all know I am relatively new to the group. I am also the new team leader. I would love to get to know everyone better. So I have this thread. Depending on response I would like to update it frequently. <BR> <BR> I would love to know something about each of you. <BR> <BR> How did you come up with your Spark user name? Fri, 17 Apr 2009 13:44:59 EST Team Goals Hey everyone, <BR> What kind of team goals would you like to see? <BR> What kinds of goals would motivate you? <BR> <BR> Either email me or post your answers here. <BR> <BR> Thanks for the feed back. <BR> Pam Wed, 15 Apr 2009 17:36:33 EST Heavenly Father and Weight loss Dear Sisters, <BR> How can we best combine our love of Heavenly Father with our goal to become smaller and stronger ladies? <BR> <BR> What can this group do to help you with your goals? <BR> <BR> I am recommiting to weight loss recently. My surgery is over and I had a diabetic check up today. My goal is to have a lower weight when I go back in 3 months. I love the idea of this group and want to know what to do it make it work for all of us. <BR> <BR> For me the recomitment means that I ... Tue, 14 Apr 2009 14:34:04 EST Hello! Lisa has asked me to be team leader. I said that I would but I would really like this group to be active and inspire all of us to lose. <BR> <BR> What would everyone like to see in this group? <BR> <BR> What would help everyone want to post? <BR> Any daily questions that would help everyone? <BR> <BR> Thanks for this opportunity. <BR> Pam Mon, 13 Apr 2009 22:40:32 EST Volunteer Needed to be Team Leader! Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> You have probably noticed that I haven't been around for about a week and a half... <BR> <BR> Many things have happened in my life that are making it impossible to be online as much as I am used to. <BR> <BR> After much soul-searching, I have decided to give up my leadership positions on sparkpeople, including my leadership in this team. <BR> <BR> Is there anyone out there, even if you are new, who would like to try your hand at team leadership? You become able to ... Wed, 1 Apr 2009 00:44:57 EST Alone with no way to fix it Five years ago I was at work when I received a phone call that was the one that set everything else to follow in motion. My youngest brother had died. It wasn't until several hours later I would be told he had committed suicide by overdosing on crystal meth. <BR> <BR> What followed was years of uncertainty, doubt and despair. <BR> <BR> I was just starting to get a good hold back on my life when a year ago I got the second phone call. My father was in the hospital and had bleeding on his ... Tue, 24 Mar 2009 10:24:27 EST Hi I am New and Nervous Ok, so I am new here and nervous about this entire thing. My best friend Emily (hi Em) got me to sign up and so now here I am. I have NO idea what I am doing or how this is suppose to work but I see that there are points and they keep changing. Please be patient as I am clumsily trying to figure this out. Really I am here to find new friends. I might turn into being about fitness, but not likely right now. Ok so that is me in a nutshell and I will try to get this thing figured out quickly. Wed, 18 Mar 2009 15:35:12 EST Our misconceptions of things I was inspired to try and start this thread by an earlier post. Let's have some fun with it. <BR> For instance: When I was a teenager I had been taking thyroid pills for years since I was 12. And since I have always had a weight problem I thought it was something to make my thighs smaller. My legs were not getting any smaller so I flushed them all. <BR> Any other cute things like this going around? LOL Fri, 27 Feb 2009 12:04:21 EST Busy Lives and Working in Healthy Habits! One of the suggestions I received was to have a discussion of how we, as busy older women, fit our new healthy habits into our lives? <BR> <BR> How do we find time for exercise when our children are older and our parents are aging? <BR> <BR> How do we improve the nutritional level in our homes when we have not set the best examples in the past? <BR> <BR> I think that this is a good, important topic, and I hope that we get lots of discussion and suggestions on this and related issues in ou... Thu, 26 Feb 2009 14:02:03 EST CHALLENGE - Walk from Nauvoo to Salt Lake!! I am getting the information needed to start a virtual walk from Nauvoo to Salt Lake, via Winter Quarters and all of the route taken by the Saints in their trek to the Salt Lake Valley. <BR> <BR> The way this will work, is that we each get a detailed map of the United States. Each day, we do our cardio exercise and count it toward the trek. We mark our maps on how far we have gone. <BR> <BR> I understand that not everyone in this group is fit enough to literally walk, so doing cardio while ... Thu, 26 Feb 2009 13:37:49 EST Eat a VARIETY of foods = Eat a RAINBOW! This is a new thread for the Eat a Rainbow game to explain what eating a rainbow means... <BR> <BR> If you eat a variety of foods with different colors each day, you are more likely to be eating a balanced diet. This is especially true of fruits and vegetables! <BR> <BR> So, Please list what colors you ate today! <BR> Listing what foods came under each color is optional. <BR> <BR> Have fun! Thu, 26 Feb 2009 13:06:01 EST Let's Create a Limmerick! This is the new thread for the popular Let's Create a Limmerick Game - to put it in the new Games forum. <BR> <BR> Suzie went with Sonny Before she met Dell <BR> She knew that with her new man all would soon be well Thu, 26 Feb 2009 12:56:15 EST Name the Prophets (in order!) Please cut and paste the previous answers above your answer so that this will help us learn them in order. <BR> <BR> Joseph Smith Thu, 26 Feb 2009 12:51:30 EST A-Z Scriptural Names (both boys and girls!) Adam Thu, 26 Feb 2009 12:49:37 EST Word of Wisdom - How I applied it today! There is SO much more to the Word of Wisdom than the don'ts! <BR> <BR> To really obtain the blessings of it, we need to apply the do's as well! <BR> <BR> How did you increase your health and well-being today by applying a teaching from the Word of Wisdom? <BR> <BR> Lisa Thu, 26 Feb 2009 12:29:34 EST What I Read Today and What it Meant to Me This is our new thread for Scripture study or General Conference study or preparation for Relief Society lessons, or any other Church reading such as in the Preach My Gospel book. <BR> <BR> In addition to the reference on what you read, please share what you got out of it! <BR> <BR> Briefly state the main points of what you read. <BR> <BR> Did you have any realizations that you would like to share? <BR> <BR> This way, other sisters will have suggestions on what to read, and we can affir... Thu, 26 Feb 2009 12:24:23 EST Talk about Whatever! This is the thread where we can chat with each other about whatever we like! <BR> <BR> What did you do today? <BR> <BR> How is the weather - Any signs of springwhere you are? <BR> <BR> What are your personal successes today? <BR> <BR> Are you struggling with anything? <BR> <BR> This is our Chit-Chat thread! <BR> <BR> Lisa Thu, 26 Feb 2009 12:17:11 EST Hello, I'm looking forward to meeting you Hello! I am new here. <BR> <BR> My name is Pam. <BR> <BR> I have 6 kids. Ages 20,18,16,14,9 and 3. The 9 yo is the only girl. The oldest is currently serving a mission. <BR> <BR> I like to crochet, knit and read. I also really enjoy learning and doing new things. <BR> <BR> I feel very uncomfortable with change and this weight loss time is kind of scary for me. But, I really want to do this. <BR> <BR> I am the Leader of 11 year old scouts. I also teach the primary class. <BR> <B... Tue, 24 Feb 2009 17:51:12 EST I am really struggling with a big problem... My husband was one of the people who originally led me to Christ in the years before I found the true Church. His Christ-like qualities were the things I most appreciated about him. <BR> <BR> A few months after our children and I were baptised, he was baptised and confirmed. However, he returned to smoking cigarettes and drinking coffee a short time after that, and became inactive. He tried to become active a few times after that, but was criticised by two bishops for his smoking, and for we... Tue, 24 Feb 2009 13:45:39 EST What Did You Learn Todat? Jenyla suggested: <BR> <BR> ...maybe we could just discuss things that we learned in church on Sundays... I'm always learning little things that I didn't realize before or maybe payed attention to and then it hits me the right way and I "get it". <BR> <BR> I titled the topic more generally, because I often learn things in scripture study or from the Holy Spirit that do not hit me right when I am in church. <BR> <BR> Lisa <BR> Sat, 14 Feb 2009 12:05:23 EST I'm Disappointed It has been nine years since I kicked my husband of 25 years out of my house. He had been cheating for at least three years while holding a position of responsibility in the stake and Young Mens. <BR> <BR> When I kicked him out, my bishop told me I was wrong and that he was really sorry. I asked my ex-husband why he thought I would let him cheat on me. His reply, "your mother did." <BR> <BR> He was ex'ed and married the woman he cheated with the week after one child was married. The... Sun, 8 Feb 2009 23:21:20 EST Hi from Washington State! Hi... I ran into this team last night when I was looking around and even though I'm not 40, I will be in a few So, I thought you guys could just put up with me until I got there if that is ok. <BR> <BR> I have a bunch of weight to lose, but this year, I'm knocking off the first 84 and then the rest I'll work on next year. I have 6 kids to keep up with and I've been working hard for a month now and already feel soooo much better, so I'm excited to get it over with already! <... Mon, 2 Feb 2009 12:51:58 EST What Kind of Handicraft are You Doing? I am working on some small counted cross stitch projects for my daughter for Christmas next year. I finally finished my crocheted doilies for Christmas 2008 (In January 2009, LOL!) and mailed them off! <BR> <BR> I am sdoing a cross stitch birth announcement for each of her two children, and a cross stitch marriage announcement. I intended to do these years ago, but I am finally catching up with myself! <BR> <BR> Meanwhile, I am saving up for the material for a quilted wall hanging I want to... Sat, 31 Jan 2009 20:31:15 EST CHALLENGE - - Exercise 5 more minutes a day! I know that most of us, if not all of us have physical limitations that make it difficult to exercise. <BR> <BR> Therefore, I am challenging us to exercise 5 more minutes a day than we have been! <BR> <BR> ANY movement that you were not doing before is acceptable! <BR> <BR> Post here what you are did for your extra five minutes today! <BR> Lisa Fri, 30 Jan 2009 18:02:30 EST What Works for You? What successes have you had in the area of weight management? <BR> <BR> Do you eat a certain way? <BR> <BR> Have you found a way to exercise that works for you? <BR> <BR> Share with the rest of us what your successful actions are! <BR> <BR> Lisa Fri, 30 Jan 2009 17:51:58 EST LET'S BUILD A LIMERICK LIMERICK = 5 lines <BR> <BR> Lines 1, 2 and 5 rhyme <BR> <BR> Lines 3 and 4 rhyme <BR> <BR> Type the whole of the limerick as it develops and when it is completed, start another one. <BR> <BR> Just ADD one line at a time! <BR> <BR> Example: <BR> <BR> A tree in the yard was growing, <BR> A bird on the fence was crowing, <BR> The wind hardly stirred, <BR> But the leaves were curved, <BR> And the sun was just barely glowing. Mon, 26 Jan 2009 01:29:45 EST How can I best help you lose weight and get fit? How can I best help you in relation to your weight loss and fitness level? <BR> <BR> I willselect some "leader selected favorites: for the bottom of the team page... <BR> <BR> I am already doing a workshop in my other team on some aspect of weight loss each week. For example, the workshop starting tomorrow is how to economically shop for healthy food. Last week, we did Kitchen makeovers for healthy eating. <BR> <BR> Again, on my other team, we have a weigh-in every week, with trophies that... Sun, 25 Jan 2009 18:53:04 EST What would you like to discuss? We have a lot of fun games going to take care of light entertainment, but I am wondering about what other matters anyone would like to focus on? <BR> <BR> Hobbies/Art? <BR> Families? <BR> Problems we need advice on? <BR> More emphasis on Weight Loss? <BR> Exercise with disabilities? <BR> Gardening? <BR> Cooking? <BR> Anything Else? <BR> <BR> I know we are by nature quite self-sifficient, but as we get to know each other, I think we will need to have threads that cover weightier matters as w... Sun, 25 Jan 2009 11:36:12 EST change one letter too make a new word mighty Sun, 25 Jan 2009 08:59:28 EST Hello From Boise Idaho. I just got the notice for this team. I love talking to people with my values and know what I am talking about. <BR> I am Neva. I am now 66 years old. I have now lost 410 pounds and have reached my goal. I am single and have a poet Cockatiel. I have several Calling in the church and my main thing is Genealogy. I have 46,000 names so far. <BR> There was a mention of another team of 300 plus losers. I never heard of that one either. <BR> Am looking forward to getting to know all of you. Sat, 24 Jan 2009 22:00:28 EST A-Z Girls Name Anne Sat, 24 Jan 2009 14:56:52 EST A-Z boys name Andrew Sat, 24 Jan 2009 14:55:42 EST Christ-Centered Life I am not exactly sure what will get posted in this thread. <BR> <BR> I just know that since Jesus Christ is the "author and finisher of [our] faitn," (Moroni 6:4) and also "the only name which shall be given under heaven, whereby salvation shall come unto the children of men."(Moses 6:52) It is very important that we keep our attention on living Christ-Centered lives. <BR> <BR> I know I was blessed today by seeing CINDYCHARLENE's sparkpage today. It was a powerful witness for Christ. I hop... Sat, 24 Jan 2009 02:02:52 EST Who Am I I was the 3rd President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints- Who Am I? Fri, 23 Jan 2009 13:16:37 EST Name a State or Country where there is a temple If there are more than one temple in a state or country name the temple with the town, but only name one at a time, if you know the year it was dedicated write that down too:) and by whom if you know... <BR> you can add anything on that temple if you'd like too. <BR> <BR> Like <BR> Logan- Utah <BR> Manti- Utah Fri, 23 Jan 2009 13:07:04 EST Eat a Rainbow red apple <BR> orange carrot <BR> yellow banana <BR> green brocoli, green pepper, lettece <BR> purple boi yougurt <BR> brown wheat bread, pork chop, l-candy kiss <BR> white- cream of wheat, cottege cheese Fri, 23 Jan 2009 12:47:16 EST water intake 8 Fri, 23 Jan 2009 12:44:12 EST How many points did you get on the wheel today? I got 4 points today! <BR> <BR> Lisa Fri, 23 Jan 2009 12:37:03 EST Do You Have Any Disabilities? Whebn I started with Sparkpeople, I was in an electric wheelchair. Before I fgot the wheelchair, I had lived and slept in a recliner for two years. I was on oxygen 24 hours a day, and I felt like my life was over! <BR> <BR> Now that I have lost some of my weight, I haven't even used a cane for a couple of months and I only use oxygen during the night, with my cPap machine. I sleep in a regular bed, and can walk about a block and back. I walk in a swimming pool every weekday. I am up to an ho... Fri, 23 Jan 2009 11:49:05 EST LDS in Alabama Well, I am over 40. Way over by 28years. If you 40 something at heart in this team, I would like to join. <BR> I live in AL now, but have also lived for many years in the NW USA (WA, OR, ID and UT)where I hope to return someday. <BR> I have lost 40lbs since 3/17/08 and wish to loose 60 more by the end of 2009. <BR> I follow a combination of Weight Watchers and "Dr. Bridell's Logical and Rationsl & Poetic and Beautiful & Completely Guaranteed Eat Half Diet" from the LDS magazine called Mer... Fri, 23 Jan 2009 10:52:42 EST Survey - Who can we invite to join this group? If you know of someone who you think would like this group, please post her Sparkpeople username or regular e-mail email address, and I will invite her to join us. Of course, YOU are welcome to invite her yourself! <BR> <BR> She doesn't have to be a member of Sparkpeople to get an invitation. <BR> <BR> Lisa Wed, 21 Jan 2009 13:30:13 EST Survey - How Do You Like The New Team Icon? I chose the new team icon (there was no icon at all in the past) as a happy older woman's face in order for her to provide a small testimony of happiness as an LDS woman on our sparkpages. This was the best picture I was able to find of that sort. <BR> <BR> If you like it, please let me know. <BR> <BR> On the other hand, if you think the team icon should be different, I am open to any ideas. Please let me know what you are thinking. <BR> <BR> Lisa Wed, 21 Jan 2009 12:59:23 EST Exercise Accountability Did you do any cardio exercise today? <BR> How many minutes? <BR> What type? <BR> <BR> Did you do any strength training? <BR> What did you do? Wed, 21 Jan 2009 12:52:48 EST Accountability for Nutrition Choices What did you eat today? <BR> <BR> What is your calorie or Weight Watcher points range/ <BR> How many calories or points did you eat? Wed, 21 Jan 2009 12:51:16 EST Weight Management Are you trying to lose weight, gain weight, or maintain? <BR> <BR> Are you using Sparkpeople's Nutrition and Fitness trackers? <BR> <BR> Are you using anything else to help you make progress? <BR> <BR> How is it going? Wed, 21 Jan 2009 12:44:19 EST Genaeology I am a convert to the Church, and as such, I have not yet really started doing much on my Genaeology. My Mother and Sister put together a book with photos and names of some of my relatives going back 4 generations, but they did not know any dates of anything. At least it is a start!I am not really sure how to proceed, however, and I am afraid of all of the time it will consume. <BR> <BR> I am looking forward to learning a lot on this thread. <BR> <BR> Lisa Wed, 21 Jan 2009 12:30:04 EST Please Read This First WELCOME to the team for Latter Day Saints~ Women Over 40! <BR> <BR> I think we have special things in common, and have a lot of support and wisdom to share in a smaller group. This team will be what we make of it, so please jump in and make yourself at home! You are welcome to create new topics about anything you would like feedback on. <BR> <BR> Don't forget to look under "MORE TOPICS" to see all of the topics we have going! <BR> <BR> If you like what you see here, and also believe this g... Wed, 21 Jan 2009 09:21:33 EST Did You Know (DYK) DYK I requested to be group leader to help bring this group back to life? <BR> DYK I am already a leader in a very active group, so I have a lot of ideas on how to make this group more fun? <BR> DYK I love the Church, and think it would be great to hang out on Sparkpeople with a bunch of mature Mormon women? <BR> DYK I am a convert, and I know I have a lot to learn about Mormon culture from all of you? <BR> <BR> Lisa Wed, 21 Jan 2009 09:14:35 EST Quilting I have just learned to quilt after a fashion ~ I made a wall hanging for my mother for Christmas, and I designed a handbag for one of my sisters as well. I hand-pieced and quilted both of those projects, mostly because I had never used a sewing machine before. <BR> <BR> Now I have a sewing machine and am learning how to use it. I suspect that a lot of us ladies are interested in quilting. <BR> <BR> Do you quilt? <BR> What have you done? <BR> Are you working on anything now? <BR> Do you j... Wed, 21 Jan 2009 03:23:11 EST Quilting I have just learned to quilt after a fashion ~ I made a wall hanging for my mother for Christmas, and I designed a handbag for one of my sisters as well. I hand-pieced and quilted both of those projects, mostly because I had never used a sewing machine before. <BR> <BR> Now I have a sewing machine and am learning how to use it. I suspect that a lot of us ladies are interested in quilting. <BR> <BR> Do you quilt? <BR> What have you done? <BR> Are you working on anything now? <BR> Do you j... Wed, 21 Jan 2009 03:22:29 EST Quilting I have just learned to quilt after a fashion ~ I made a wall hanging for my mother for Christmas, and I designed a handbag for one of my sisters as well. I hand-pieced and quilted both of those projects, mostly because I had never used a sewing machine before. <BR> <BR> Now I have a sewing machine and am learning how to use it. I suspect that a lot of us ladies are interested in quilting. <BR> <BR> Do you quilt? <BR> What have you done? <BR> Are you working on anything now? <BR> Do you j... Wed, 21 Jan 2009 03:21:47 EST Quilting I have just learned to quilt after a fashion ~ I made a wall hanging for my mother for Christmas, and I designed a handbag for one of my sisters as well. I hand-quilted both of those projects, mostly because I had never used a sewing machine before. <BR> <BR> Now I have a sewing machine and am learning how to use it. I suspect that a lot of us ladies are interested in quilting. <BR> <BR> Do you quilt? <BR> What have you done? <BR> Are you working on anything now? <BR> Do you just do the ... Wed, 21 Jan 2009 03:20:56 EST Quilting I have just learned to quilt after a fashion ~ I made a wall hanging for my mother for Christmas, and I designed a handbag for one of my sisters as well. I hand-quilted both of those projects, mostly because I had never used a sewing machine before. <BR> <BR> Now I have a sewing machine and am learning how to use it. I suspect that a lot of us ladies are interested in quilting. <BR> <BR> Do you quilt? <BR> What have you done? <BR> Are you working on anything now? <BR> Do you just do the ... Wed, 21 Jan 2009 03:20:12 EST Scripture Reading This is the new thread for scripture reading, to put it in the Spiritual Matters Forum. Wed, 21 Jan 2009 02:47:07 EST Hello, Ladies! I have been a convert to the Church since 1998. I live in Provo, Utah, with my husband and our little dog, Precious. My children are all grown and spread across the continent. <BR> <BR> My oldest son is in Atlanta, GA; my youngest son is outside Springfield, MO; and my daughter is outside Denver, CO. She is married, and has two daughters of her own. I also have a stepdauhter, that I have only met twice, in New Jersey. <BR> <BR> I am also been a Sparker since 2007, and have lost over 100 l... Mon, 19 Jan 2009 00:25:41 EST I'm new here I found this team and thought I might join for a while and check it out. It doesn't appear that it is any too active, but I could be wrong. Fri, 29 Aug 2008 23:47:38 EST Planting plans? Spring is here and despite the fact that I'm not the gardner I'd thought I was, I still have to get my hands a little dirty and put something into the ground. My spring bulbs that require almost no care are almost done and I've never gotten around to doing perennials for all seasons. <BR> <BR> I've got a flat of flowers to throw into pots and hope they don't die before the summer ends. I've been more ambitious at times, but this year I'm doing a couple of pots and putting one or two into ... Mon, 5 May 2008 12:29:53 EST March 2008 I am up and figured I would do some posting this morning, I always wanted to start a new month lol. Hope everyone is doing great. <BR> Diane Sat, 1 Mar 2008 08:16:33 EST Empty Nest My youngest left last week on his mission. My daughter is away at school and will enter grad school this fall, so she won't be returning any time soon if at all. The others are married and while they may come home briefly, they will not live here. <BR> <BR> I have been divorced 6 years and have been doing well. I'm still doing well, but wonder if anyone has any hints to help make the adjustment to this life of singleness that I'm now entering. Tue, 19 Feb 2008 21:04:21 EST February Just thought we needed to start a "February" topic board. It's Feb. 7 and I'm in the 170's...yes, it is just .5 lb in, but that's a big step for me. On Saturday, I'll renew my goal and set it for another 10 lbs. If you are feeling down about not reaching your goal...set a new one and make it smaller. I did and it really helped me see my progress! Still have 30 lbs to go, but these baby steps are really a boost to me! <BR> <BR> Thu, 7 Feb 2008 09:42:25 EST "Lean!" Well... weighed myself on my new scale and found my old one was ten lbs. off and not to my favor! If I stand on my old one and lean forward, it gives me the same reading as the new one. I guess I wasn't leaning enough all these years to get the "correct" picture... Yuck! <BR> <BR> My advice for today... "Lean! ...or buy a new scale!" <BR> <BR> Hey,Hey,Paula Sat, 2 Feb 2008 12:51:42 EST January 2008 New Years Resolutions <BR> <BR> What are some goals you'd like to make that you'll be able to attain for this new year? Thu, 3 Jan 2008 00:10:03 EST November 2007 Hello my fellow Sparkers, <BR> On the huddle board (I'm not sure what that is, LOL), I just sent out some sparks. If you are not ignited yet, there is a spark from Glenna-Rae waiting for you. <BR> <BR> Last night I went to my first Addiction Recovery Program (ARP) at the Church. I just recently found out about this program. I have been involved with Overeaters Anonymous (OA)on and off since 1978. I have always believed in the 12-step programs, even though I haven't practiced them faithfu... Wed, 14 Nov 2007 08:01:32 EST October 2007 Hi, <BR> <BR> Did you watch the RS conference Saturday? Wow, the new pres wasn't beating around the bush was she. I loved her message, we do need to pick it up. Pres Monson is wonderful, I love hearing him speak. <BR> I am so excited about general conference. It will be hard because my grandkids love to bake sweets for the early sessions and I love to eat them but this year I will just have a bite or two. <BR> Wanda <BR> Wanda Mon, 1 Oct 2007 11:22:10 EST September 2007 Hi Ladies, <BR> I'm glad that we have the scripture reading challenge here. This is something that I have needed back in my life. <BR> <BR> For those who may not know and for those who do, sorry for repeating myself. On August 16th I went into the hospital for a right shoulder replacement. After that I spent some time in a rehab center for therapy. I am now back home and tomorrow, Monday the 17th, I will start six weeks of out patient therapy. Some have told me that this is where the re... Sun, 16 Sep 2007 23:46:47 EST Scripture Reading How many days in a row have you read the scriptures? When you miss you'll have to start the count over! Tue, 28 Aug 2007 08:58:56 EST August 2007 Good morning ladies, hope your day is going great! It is time for us to get active on this site again. <BR> <BR> I just had #9 grandchild born yesterday. A girl, Emma Nicole, 7 lbs 11 oz. 19 1/2 inches tall. Black hair quite a bit too. <BR> <BR> I am in control again! Feeling good about it, come join me! <BR> <BR> Each day this month tell me one thing that makes you a happy person. <BR> <BR> I know choosing the right way makes me happy. Wed, 1 Aug 2007 08:04:27 EST July Postings Oh, happy day! Weighed in...and lost 1.5 lbs! I'm a happy person I knew it would work if I didn't wait until a Monday to start back being good! <BR> <BR> I hope you all enjoy this 4th of July week. <BR> <BR> Tue, 3 Jul 2007 10:35:41 EST June Postings Welcome to our newest member, Jeana. Sun, 24 Jun 2007 17:44:15 EST May Postings Wow, May already. What has everyone been up to. I have been enjoying Spring. Planted beens, corn, squash, and two tomato plants so far in the garden. I still have watermelon, cabbage cantaloupe, cucumbers, and more squash and tomatoes to plant. <BR> <BR> Yesterday I bought 28 baby chicks. I just wanted a few to run around the yard here...they were soooooo cute that I got carried away. Now I'll have to finish that chicken coop we started two years ago. I plan on eating some and having o... Wed, 2 May 2007 11:33:32 EST April postings Diane, <BR> I am so sorry for your lost. My MIL passed away March 12th and I am just now coming back on line. We will be waiting here for you when you feel like you can start being normal (what ever that is) again. family means so much at this time in our lives. <BR> <BR> Jeannie Sun, 1 Apr 2007 12:32:31 EST March Postings Welcome to a new month. <BR> <BR> Anyone want to join me on my "streak"? <BR> <BR> My first streak is going to be to read the scriptures every day. I will count the days to see how long I can keep it up in a row. <BR> <BR> My second streak will be to track my food.....counting the days again. <BR> <BR> Do you have something you would like to see how long you can go for? <BR> <BR> <em>185</em> Thu, 1 Mar 2007 12:12:20 EST February Postings Happy February 2007! Thu, 1 Feb 2007 12:33:04 EST January's postings Welcom NATSUKO! Nice to have another member here. Don't forget to post in "Getting to know all about you" and we'll reply in "Reply -getting to know all about you"! Tell us where you are from and a bit about you! Looking forward to hearing from you. Mon, 15 Jan 2007 08:36:43 EST Weekly goals for 2007 Hi all...I'm finally back! <BR> <BR> To make a long story short....our computer died for a week, and I had arm surgery and haven't been able to do much of anything <BR> <BR> I hope you all had a fantastic Holiday Season...we had a nice quiet one, which is what you sometimes need! <BR> <BR> This next weeks goal (Jan 8-14) is to get back in the excerise stride.....start working on my 45 pounds....watching what I eat more mindfully...and to generally just be happy <BR> <BR> Minou Sat, 6 Jan 2007 11:51:01 EST Sure is quiet Just wondered if anyone is still out there. Sure is quiet in here. Just thought I'd check <BR> Diane Fri, 5 Jan 2007 10:55:13 EST Spinning the wheel Do you think if we spin for SparkPoints on Christmas day there will be something extra there for us. I'm planning on checking in on Christmas Day...that way everyone will think I'm committed! I am, but I've just slowed down on my committment until the new year. <BR> <BR> Hope everyone is enjoying this time of year...hum a Christmas tune today! <BR> <BR> Mon, 18 Dec 2006 10:03:44 EST Reply to "getting to know all about you" Glenn_Rae, know how to do some wonderful things. I think I would love to be a nanny. I love kids. <BR> <BR> That's right...all that we learn here will help us in the next life! You'll be all set! <BR> <BR> Have a good day! Wed, 13 Dec 2006 14:53:59 EST "Getting to know all about you" This is a place to post information about each of us. Try not to reply to everyones information so we can keep this to a fast reading place for everyone ... especially new team members! <BR> <BR> Wed, 13 Dec 2006 09:04:16 EST Taking care of ones self. We should all take time to rest, relax and feed our inner child. Cut out some of the hubbub, and get back to the real meaning of Christmas. <BR> <BR> <em>84</em> Tue, 12 Dec 2006 12:03:00 EST Word of Wisdom...our health I just attended a wonderful Stake Conference yesterday that was a broadcast from the Conference Center in Salt Lake. The Speakers were Merrill J Bateman, Boyd K Packer and Pres. Thomas S Monson. <BR> <BR> The main focus of the conference was a "time to prepare" meaning that if we are doing what we should, then we should not be scared or troubled by what is going on in our World. The 3 talks cover the basics of the Gospel that many of us have heard time and again...the 3 main topic being Pray... Mon, 6 Nov 2006 11:54:32 EST This weeks goal I hope it is okay that I started a new topic. <BR> <BR> I set my fitness/diet goals in one week measurements-anylonger and I get overwhelmed! I thought we could have an on-going topic of each team members one week goal. <BR> <BR> Post whenever you want...everyones week begins at different times. <BR> <BR> My goal this week is: <BR> <BR> 1. Go to gym 4 times <BR> 2. Do the eliptical trainer for 25 minutes each time <BR> 3. Up my water consumption. <BR> 4. No eating after 7 pm <BR> <BR> Mi... Mon, 16 Oct 2006 09:39:02 EST Recipes Chicken Soup <BR> <BR> 3-4 Chicken thighs with bone and skin <BR> 3 quarts water <BR> 3-4 stalks celery chopped <BR> 1 large onion chopped <BR> 1 teaspoon ground sage <BR> 1 teaspoon ground thyme <BR> 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt <BR> 3 bay leaves <BR> 1 teaspoon salt <BR> 1/4 teaspoon pepper <BR> 1/4 cup uncooked rice <BR> <BR> 1st day - - Cook chicken in water. When chicken is fall off bone tender, remove from broth. Save broth. De-bone chicken saving only the meat. Shred meat. Discard ... Thu, 21 Sep 2006 10:11:24 EST Getting My Endowment Hello Ladies ~ I am new to this group. I just joined the LDS group last night and also plan to join the Genealogy group. I have not yet recieved my Endowment. I have been to our Temple in Detroit, to do Baptisms with the YM and Yw's group, however, not on my own behalf. I have taken Temple classes, but, will probably need to take them again. It was over a year ago the first time I took them. I just feel like there is so much I have to do before I can do that. Can some of you share you... Sat, 9 Sep 2006 05:05:36 EST Geneology We are starting a geneology class at my Church in a couple of weeks. I am so excited about it. Several years ago I discovered that Philip Paul Bliss is in my geneology line. He was a hymn writer and three of his songs are in the LDS hymnal. My favorite is on page #131 "More Holiness Give Me". <BR> <BR> I also found out my heritage on my father's side began in Ireland. For fourteen years I've had a pen pal from Tramore, Co. Waterford, Ireland. We are hoping to meet someday. Mon, 28 Aug 2006 12:51:57 EST Going to the Temple I have just taken the temple prep classes and I am so looking forward to my trip to the temple. I have been a convert to the Church for ten years. It's taken me quite some time to get to this point in my life and I am so happy I'm here. Mon, 28 Aug 2006 12:41:28 EST Welcome I enjoy reading the LDS Ladies forum but I feel the need to have a group that is a little older. Please join me and lets have fun sharing our lives now. Sun, 23 Jul 2006 17:08:06 EST