SparkPeople West Highland White Terrier Fans Team Messageboard A meeting place for Westie owners or those who just love the tenacious spirit of this determined 'big' dog in a little dog’s body. SparkPeople West Highland White Terrier Fans Team Messageboard I Lost What? This is fun! Let's see how much you have lost. <BR> <BR> You simply must go see this site!! <link> </link> It only takes a second and it is just so much fun!! <BR> <BR> I have lost the equivalent of a Chihuahua! But actually I've lost my Mo-Jo and I'm trying to find it again! Anyone seen it? Help me get it back by playing along! <BR> <em>246</em> <em>247</em> <BR> <BR> Go see what your weight loss equals and then come on back here and share --- we can all feel ... Sun, 24 May 2015 14:05:26 EST Hello Everyone! Wanted to say Hello to all the fellow Westie lovers! Sun, 17 May 2015 14:54:46 EST Treat recall There is a recall on some treats from Target called Boots and Barkley rawhides. They have been found to have metal fragments in them and could seriously harm pets. If you buy these or shop there, please be careful. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 16:21:37 EST 2015 Be Mine Challenge Be Mine Valentine’s Day Challenge <BR> <BR> Challenge yourself to love yourself more this February 2015. Add up your points and the Spark Teammate with the highest points will receive a virtual trophy. <BR> <BR> Go ahead and get started. <BR> <BR> <em>129</em> <em>26</em> <em>129</em> <BR> C - Count your calories and stay in your range - 5 pts <BR> U – Utter a kind word of encouragement to another Spark Team mate – 5 pts <BR> P – Put yourself first and get “Plenty” of rest. 8 ho... Tue, 3 Feb 2015 19:14:09 EST Share a smile with the team! Use ANY emoticon to add a smile to the page. I'll start. <BR> <BR> <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> Sun, 4 Jan 2015 18:55:22 EST January 2015 Challenge! The Step into the New Year Challenge <BR> <BR> Track 60,450 steps or more in January (about 2,015 steps per day, in honor of the new year!) with your Spark and be entered to win this month’s Team Trophy Goodie! <BR> <BR> <em>311</em> <BR> <BR> *Note: Copied this Challenge from Coach Denise. Thu, 1 Jan 2015 20:46:31 EST Setting Our Goal for 2015 I read a blog this morning by Jen Mueller, SparkPeople blogger, on setting goals for 2015. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>st=how_to_make_2015_the_year_of_lastin<BR>g_change&utm_medium=social&utm_content<BR>=colorful&utm_campaign=social-share-button </link> <BR> <BR> I challenge us to set our goals for 2015. Don't make them unattainable or unrealistic. Set a goal that you know you can reach and keep to make a change. <BR> <BR> Share your Goal here so we can he... Tue, 30 Dec 2014 11:50:13 EST Anything that makes you smile! Puppies and kittens Sat, 27 Dec 2014 15:04:36 EST Holiday Name Game - ABC <em>425</em> <em>444</em> <em>445</em> <em>446</em> <em>425</em> <BR> <BR> Your merry word or phrase that reminds you of the Christmas or Hanukkah Holiday in alphabetical order. <BR> <BR> I'll start...... <BR> <BR> A - Advent <BR> <BR> <em>425</em> <em>499</em> <em>500</em> <em>425</em> Fri, 5 Dec 2014 12:25:38 EST The Run Like Rudolph Challenge! <em>446</em> <BR> The Run Like Rudolph Challenge <BR> <BR> Chase Rudolph around your neighborhood by tracking 50 miles on your Spark in December! Everyone who reaches this goal will get a special virtual trophy! <BR> <BR> *This is another challenge I copied from the Spark Activity Team. If you are in that one already, that's OK! Join us here too! <BR> <BR> <em>446</em> <BR> Mon, 1 Dec 2014 11:32:31 EST NovemBURN Challenge! This challenge has been on a couple teams and I thought maybe we could enjoy it too! What do you say? Are you with me? <BR> <BR> <em>429</em> <em>430</em> <BR> <BR> NovemBURN Challenge <BR> <BR> The average American consumes 4,500 calories on Thanksgiving Day. Aim to burn off your turkey day feast TWICE this month by burning at least 10,000 calories in November! <BR> <BR> <em>471</em> <em>428</em> Thu, 6 Nov 2014 12:56:37 EST Seasonal Temptations <em>275</em> <em>424</em> <em>431</em> <em>426</em> <em>428</em> <em>429</em> <em>430</em> <em>443</em> <em>446</em> <em>447</em> <em>499</em> <em>500</em> <BR> With the Holiday Seasons Fast Approaching What are some of your Ideas for avoiding the excess food and drinks that will be around at parties and family functions? <BR> <BR> <BR> Please share your ideas all ideas will be appreciated. <em>334</em> <BR> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:40:54 EST Share Your Goals for Fall <em>248</em> <BR> Let's share our goals for fall! I've actually got two separate things in focus this fall, one for my body and one for my mind. So I'll begin. <BR> <BR> Goals for my body I blogged about these on Sept 23. <BR> <BR> 1. Measuring out snacks <BR> 2. Becoming a conscious eater <BR> 3. Drinking more water <BR> 4. Gave up diet drinks <BR> 5. Drinking more black tea <BR> 6. Getting in 5-6 veggies and/or fruits a day <BR> 7. Less red meat <BR> 8. Eating more fish <BR> 9. To ... Fri, 26 Sep 2014 11:50:23 EST Change one letter to make a new word! Here's a new game for the team. Change one letter of the word below to form a new word. <BR> Example: make to rake <BR> <BR> Here we go! dice <BR> <BR> Sun, 14 Sep 2014 17:50:17 EST September Birthdays <em>179</em> <em>44</em> <em>179</em> <em>44</em> <em>179</em> <BR> <BR> Beth September 9th & Athena September 25th <BR> <BR> <em>179</em> <em>44</em> <em>179</em> <em>44</em> <em>179</em> <BR> <BR> HAPPY BIRTHDAY WESTIE FANS! Sun, 31 Aug 2014 11:16:10 EST Puppy of the Week On one of my other the team leader started picking a pet of the week. I'd like to start that here. Submit your Puppy's name for consideration. Have a picture of the Puppy in your photo gallery. It's OK if the picture has more than one Puppy in it - just let me know which one you want considered. You can submit more than one Puppy's name. <BR> <BR> All you have to do is post here if you would like your dog to be featured as "PUPPY OF THE WEEK", add their name to the list on the thread that ... Mon, 25 Aug 2014 22:31:46 EST RELAX Challenge Aug 1- 7 Please join me in this Week Long Challenge Aug 1-7, and see if you can RELAX every day: <BR> <BR> R - Raise your heart rate with at least 20 minutes of cardio <BR> E - Eat right - eat according to the plan you are on <BR> L - Laze about and get enough sleep at least 6 hours <BR> A - Awaken your muscles with 2 sets of 4 different strength exercises or a spark video <BR> X - eXtra nice to YOU - put aside 30 minutes for yourself and read a book, have a bubble bath, play a game or anything e... Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:27:45 EST Through the Alphabet with a POSITIVE ATTITUDE! Here's a new game for us: <BR> <BR> Let's work through the ABC's by starting a sentence with the next letter of the alphabet, always stating a positive attitude. <BR> <BR> I'll begin! <BR> <BR> "A"- "Appreciation" for all things around me! <BR> <BR> next statement starts with B <BR> <em>236</em> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:49:09 EST Two Words - Change One! Fish Scale <BR> <em>492</em> Sun, 20 Jul 2014 14:02:54 EST Spark Goodie Game! What better way to get to know each other by stopping by visiting other Spark Pages giving our support, motivation and encouragement to team members. <BR> <BR> Each person posts the next number in order. If your number contains 2 or 3 of the same digits, you give a Spark Goodie to someone on our West Highland White Terrier Fans Team. <BR> <BR> An example: Say you get 11, 22, 131, 333, 2556, etc. then you give a Spark Goodie! <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Ok I'll start our Spark Goodie... Sun, 20 Jul 2014 13:52:20 EST Positively Inspired! "Self-love, my liege, is not so vile a sin <BR> As self-neglecting." <BR> ~ William Shakespeare <BR> <em>26</em> Sun, 20 Jul 2014 13:14:48 EST Food for Thought! “I don't regret the things I've done, I regret the things I didn't do when I had the chance.” – Unknown Fri, 18 Jul 2014 17:32:16 EST Small Change on Spark Start Page FYI Team this message was received from Spark_Coach_Jen: <BR> <BR> "We'll be making a small change on the Start page tomorrow, and I just wanted to give you a heads up. Some of you asked about the wheel disappearing this week from the left side of the page. We are going to move the link to spin the wheel as well as the total SparkPoints for the day over to the right side of the page under Step 1. It will still be very visible and still serve as a good reminder to spin. <BR> <BR> To access ... Wed, 16 Jul 2014 21:02:43 EST Westies with Skin Problems Hello all! Just wondering if any of you have a Westie who's allergies cost more than the human families?? <BR> We kept Duffy's under control with allergy shots for 4 years and this spring brought them back with a vengeance! <BR> Just curious if anyone else has a suffering <em>39</em> puppy. Sun, 6 Jul 2014 14:31:09 EST Anti-Aging Tips Tip #1 <BR> Homemade Facial <BR> I heard about this a while back on Dr. Oz and have been using it since. It's very simple. Combine equal parts yogurt (I use plain Greek yogurt) and honey. One tablespoon of each is enough for one facial. Apply to face and leave on for 20 minutes, and then wash off with warm water. Apply a good moisturizer. It's so gentle that you can do it often, but I usually just do it once a week at most. The best thing is that the honey will lighten any dark spots or freck... Sun, 6 Jul 2014 03:19:11 EST Lose 1 Pound a Week Challenge It's a known fact that when we stop focusing on the "BIG" picture, and attack a task in smaller increments it is easier to conquer the task at hand. This is true in whatever we try to do. Smaller, steady chipping away ... gets huge results! <BR> <BR> In this challenge we are going to focus on losing 1 pound a week until the end of August. That's about 8 weeks! That could mean 8 pounds lost! Hey... That's like the size of a new born baby!! What do you say? Are you in with me? <BR> <... Sat, 5 Jul 2014 12:51:16 EST Dog Days of Summer DOG DAYS of summer <BR> <BR> “"Dog Days" are the hottest, most sultry days of summer. In the northern hemisphere, they usually fall between early July and early September. In the southern hemisphere they are usually between January and early March. The actual dates vary greatly from region to region, depending on latitude and climate. Dog Days can also define a time period or event that is very hot or stagnant, or marked by dull lack of progress. The name comes from the ancient belief that ... Mon, 30 Jun 2014 17:48:36 EST Quote for Success! "The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen." <BR> - Frank Loyd Wright <BR> <em>292</em> <BR> <BR> Personal word for inspiration from yours truly: <BR> Believe in yourself and you CAN do anything! <BR> <em>321</em> Sat, 28 Jun 2014 14:02:18 EST Getting Motivated!! - Quote for the Day “By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be. Put your future in good hands — your own.”–Mark Victor Hansen <BR> <em>26</em> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 11:55:59 EST Poem for Father's Day! Cycle of Life - Family Circle <BR> <BR> When I am born, you are here <BR> In your eye, I see a tear <BR> Time flies and already I'm two <BR> "Look, Daddy, I can tie my shoe!" <BR> <BR> Before you know it, I'm five <BR> Every day, you thank God I'm alive <BR> Pretty soon, I turn eight <BR> You tell me I'm never allowed to date <BR> <BR> I'm already twelve in my preteen years <BR> Which means you'll help me with all my new fears <BR> Now fourteen with my permit to drive <BR> Waiting to hit t... Sun, 15 Jun 2014 11:16:38 EST Hi Newbie Here. I am new to the team, but not new to sparks or loving dogs. Can't wait to get to know everyone here on the team. Fri, 30 May 2014 10:38:45 EST What Are Your Goals? Share Your Goals Here! This is a place to list the goals you have set for yourself. <BR> <BR> It doesn't matter if they are short term goals or a long term goal. Share your goals with your Spark Westie Fans here! <BR> <BR> This is also the place to find support if you are struggling to meet your goals. <BR> Tue, 27 May 2014 11:56:25 EST Let's Play Trivia! Let's play the Trivia Game and see how everyone is doing! It would be wonderful to see one of our Westie Fans names on the Spark People's Trivia Leader Board, but this is just for us! <BR> <BR> Here's all you do. <BR> 1. Play Spark People's Trivia game <BR> 2. When it's over copy your score and paste it on this challenge, like this! Or you can just type you scores. It might be fun! The one with the highest score at the end of the month of June will be sent a Goodie from the Westie Team..... Sun, 25 May 2014 14:41:01 EST Hi My Name is Becky Hi Westie Team! <BR> <BR> .My name is Becky and I live in No. Calif. with my husband and our Westie Buddy. I'm retired and my husband and I take care of 2 of our 11 grandchildren 5 days a week. As you might guess I am getting old. This October I will be 70. It is hard to believe... but true. People say I don't look my age, and God knows I sure don't feel it... except maybe when I try to get up from the floor! LOL <BR> <BR> I thought I would use this "Introduce Yourself to the Team Fo... Thu, 22 May 2014 17:34:17 EST Most Patriotic Westie We are going to have our first annual photo contest for the "Most Patriotic Westie" <BR> <BR> This contest is open to all members of the West Highland White Terrier Team and their dog does not have to be a full bred Westie. <BR> <BR> To make it fair owners with multiple dogs must have multiple entries. One dog per photo. <BR> <BR> <BR> Step 1 - Contact EMSSBEARS to obtain an entry to submit your photo under so that your photo can remain anonymous <BR> <BR> Step 2 Place your photo o... Thu, 22 May 2014 14:14:46 EST Grooming Your Westie OK, so I've been grooming Buddy now for over 2 years myself. There were a lot of reasons for me beginning this endeavor; <BR> <BR> #1 Because I felt I could do a better job than the groomers in town they all seemed to make him look like a Schnauzer! <BR> <em>40</em> <BR> #2 He always came back so stressed out! That couldn't be good! <BR> <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> Now after all my trial and error, I'm getting pretty good (if I do say so myself) and Buddy doesn't seem to mind too muc... Sat, 3 May 2014 19:24:24 EST May Miles Challenge It has been proven that the more we move the more we lose so with that in mind who would like to join me in a challenge to do a mile a day of movement this can be accomplished by walking, biking, running, jogging, or stationary cycle however you get your legs to pumping and your heart rate going. You have to be able to measure your miles either by using a pedometer, Fitbit or Spark Activity Tracker and then report it here on the chart. <BR> <BR> MAY WALKING GOAL: 31 Miles <BR> DAYS: <BR> ... Thu, 1 May 2014 01:16:36 EST Westie Spring "DOG" Challenge Westie Spring "DOG" Challenge <BR> <BR> This challenge will run from Wed 3/26-Sun 3/30 <BR> Be sure and track your water and exercise in your tracker daily <BR> <BR> <BR> D - Drink 8 glasses of water a day (1 pt/glass -8 pts max) <BR> O- Others-give a goodie to another team member (1 pt / goodie - no max) <BR> G- Get moving - get 10 minutes or more of exercise ( 1 pt for each 10 min) <BR> <BR> 03/26= D( ) O( ) G( ) = <BR> 03/27= D( ) O( ) G( ) = <BR> 03/28= D( ) O(... Mon, 24 Mar 2014 13:22:46 EST Challenge Suggestions Please enter your suggestions for one week challenges that you would like to see for the team to do in this section. Mon, 17 Mar 2014 14:06:44 EST BIRTHDAY LIST 2014 Me: Beth Sept 9 <BR> Dog: Bella Born Jan 14 Adopted Mar 25 Sun, 23 Feb 2014 13:17:56 EST Just saying HI. Just dropping in. It's been quit awhile did not know if anyone would remember me. I've been gone so long. I got really sick and found out I had Graves Disease and had radiation treatment to kill my thyroid. Still having trouble getting my meds regulated and have been gaining weight steady since August. My new grandbaby arrived about five months ago. And my daughter and her family has moved into our home. Past year has defiantly been a challenge. Been two deaths my Mother in law and her daught... Sun, 16 Feb 2014 00:04:09 EST PICNIC!!!! Today's the day everyone-picnic day! <em>491</em> <em>53</em> <em>496</em> <em>274</em> <BR> <BR> I'll start by saying I'm bring my four westies: Bailey, Tuffy, Shayla & Kaylee. I think I'll bring some marinated chicken to throw on the gill-umm, smells wonderful! I also have a big fruit salad put into a cut up watermelon for a beautiful basket look. <BR> <BR> I'm planning on playing nerf frisbee with my dogs for our activity. Since not all of them return it, I'll definitel... Thu, 1 Aug 2013 11:58:33 EST Forever Yours! It's been a long time since I last checked in! I have some time to let you know where I've been and what's been going on. <BR> <BR> My heart is still with the Westie Team since the day I revived it 4 years ago from the abyss. I passed down the torch to very good hands, and I'm glad to see the team is still alive and barking! <BR> <BR> My life has changed over the past year. My husband and I are watching two granddaughters five days a week! They are ages 3 years and 5 months! Yes... I ... Sun, 13 Jan 2013 13:59:22 EST Challenge DEC. 10--16 <em>444</em> <em>446</em> <em>444</em> Winter Challenge <em>444</em> <em>446</em> <em>444</em> <BR> <BR> Winter is definitely here and it can be easy to slip in to comfort foods and winter blahs which can play havoc with our lifestyle changes. So let's jump in and challenge ourselves to the following changes and see how many points we can rack up during the next week? <BR> <BR> <BR> W = Water, Water, Water = earn a point for every 8 oz that you drink = max of 10 points ... Sun, 9 Dec 2012 16:08:07 EST Everything I Need to Know About Life... I learned from my Westie! Sorry, SP wouldn't let me post the entire title. <BR> <BR> I have learned the following things from my Westies: <BR> 1. Be loyal to those who love you, and ignore those who don't. <BR> 2. Being fat is just a sign of being well-loved. <BR> 3. Sometimes the best thing in life is a good belly rub. <BR> 4. Sometimes the best thing in life is a good nap. <BR> 5. Clothes are highly overrated. <BR> 6. If you've got it, flaunt it. (I learned this one from my Corgi w... Sun, 18 Nov 2012 14:32:46 EST Money Saving Ideas and Tips I'm starting this thread to get some good ideas for saving money. I'll contribute a tip or two that I'm trying, and I hope to get some more ideas. The only tip that is unacceptable is suggesting that someone get rid of a beloved fur baby, ha-ha!!! They are pretty expensive, but they are worth it! <BR> <BR> 1. I have quit buying any convenience or processed foods, and I cook everything from scratch. This is totally impractical for those of you who are working full-time, but since I recen... Mon, 12 Nov 2012 19:19:57 EST November LEAF Challenge: Sat. Nov. 3 to Fri. Nov. <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <BR> <BR> LEAF Challenge <BR> <BR> L = Lean: 1 point per strength exercise (lifting dumbbells or doing squats or crunches while watching the news) <BR> <BR> E = Eat colors (fruits and veggies, not Skittles): 1 point per serving <BR> <BR> A = Activity: 1 point per 10 minutes of cardio <BR> <BR> F = Fun: Spend 15 minutes per day doing something for YOU (read, croc... Thu, 1 Nov 2012 20:38:18 EST About the Pizza I forgot to tell you about the pizza <BR> <BR> I made the pizza from scratch over the weekend and it turned out very good...It was a White Pizza and I was very pleased...I love veggie pizza and it was ricotta cheese and herbs on the bottom, veg in the middle and mozzarella cheese on the top...I have 1 slice left for lunch tomorrow and I will enjoy it and probably do it again. <BR> <BR> <BR> Lyn <em>480</em> Wed, 31 Oct 2012 14:34:52 EST Puppy dog nail trim Well, I am not looking forward to doing this but we are off to the vet this afternoon to get Sadie's nails trimmed...I WILL NOT do that on my own, she is such a wiggle worm I'm afraid that I might nick the blood line and that would not be fun for anyone. Mike is going along with his doggie doodle, Sweetie Pie. She is bigger and her nails are tough so I'm REALLY not going to do hers...she doesn't wiggle like Sadie but still NO. It scares me and I'm fearless... <BR> <BR> Will let you all kn... Wed, 31 Oct 2012 14:16:48 EST HOLY COW!!! I JUST HIT 25 POINTS SPIN AGAIN!!! WOW WOW WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <BR> <BR> Lyn <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> Wed, 24 Oct 2012 16:22:14 EST Good morning all <em>465</em> <BR> <BR> I just wanted to say "Good Morning" to everybody and tell you that Sadie thinks she can catch squirrels...She is so funny going out the door at 90 MPH and the squirrels scatter...trying to go up the trees after them is just a hoot... <BR> <BR> I am so glad I found her... <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Fri, 19 Oct 2012 06:51:36 EST Just hello Just popped in to say "HI" and introduce myself and my little girl...the picture is of Sadie...she is a little ball of fire. I have a friend who is the local dog catcher (would not want his job). One day I got a call to come over to the pound that he had something that his wife had sent in for me...OK; Lori does that so I didn't think anything of it. Went over to pick it up, (cookies, wouldn't you know it) and Homer said "come on back, I have something to show you. There was this little b... Tue, 16 Oct 2012 10:54:12 EST Type 3 Diabetes??? I have type 2 diabetes, and I am trying to control it through a diabetic diet, exercise, and losing weight. This morning I ran across this article on Yahoo: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ods-prevent-alzheimers-161257510.html </link> <BR> <BR> They are basically saying that Alzheimers may be something that they are calling Type 3 diabetes because they think that it is related to insulin resistance, weight gain, and eating too much processed food. I have never h... Sun, 30 Sep 2012 13:58:28 EST Westie Humor WESTIE DICTIONARY <BR> <BR> LEASH: A strap that attaches to your collar, enabling you to lead your person where you want him/her to go. <BR> <BR> DOG BED: Any soft, clean surface, such as the white bedspread in the guest room or the newly upholstered couch in the living room. <BR> <BR> DROOL: A liquid that, when combined with sad eyes, forces humans to give you their food. To do this properly you must sit as close as you can and get drool on the human. <BR> <BR> SNIFF: A social custom use... Mon, 24 Sep 2012 23:31:04 EST Back to Spark People and Westie Lovers I am returning to Spark People after being away for over 2 years. What a mistake that was! I still have most of the original weight to lose plus another 20 pounds I picked up during my absence. Sigh... Oh well, live and learn! I can't undo the past, but I'm going to go forward with more determination. I am working out regularly and eating pretty sensibly. We have recently moved from New Mexico to the Houston area (Katy), and I am enjoying walking my 2 Westies and 1 Corgi in all the warm... Sat, 22 Sep 2012 15:25:47 EST LAUGHTER IS BEST MEDICINE CHALLENGE JULY 2-17 Since this challenge is starting a little late it will run an additional two days. They say that laughter is the best medicine so let's see of this applies to weight loss too. For the next two weeks let's try to laugh our way into losing weight Hope you can join us - and Good Luck - hope to see a happier you. <BR> <BR> Laughter is the Best Medicine Challenge July 2 - 17 <BR> L - share a funny joke, story, cartoon, etc something to lighten your teammates moods on the team thread - 10 poi... Mon, 2 Jul 2012 02:21:43 EST WESTIES Challenge - June 1-14 This WESTIE challenge will encourage us all to get back to the basics. The challenge will run for 2 weeks and will start on Friday June 1 and run thru Thursday June 14, Points will be accumulated on a daily basis and will be awarded as follows: <BR> <BR> W......Water -8-8oz glasses daily .....................(5 points ) <BR> E ......Exercise - minimum of 10 minutes..........(1 point/each 10 min) <BR> S ......Sleep- minimum of 5 hours sleep........... (5 points) <BR> T ......Teamwork - ... Wed, 30 May 2012 00:09:31 EST I'm baccckkkk! Some of you may remember "NewMsUU" but I've decided to start fresh with a new screen name since I'm no longer a newlywed! Much has changed since the time I've been on hiatus - I'm living in NC while I'm attending grad school. Hubby is still in NJ but I have Mack with me! He's as adorable as ever and has adjusted very well to the move. <BR> <BR> My health isn't great which has pushed me to come back and be more accountable about what I am putting into my body. I'm about one pound from my "goa... Sun, 27 May 2012 18:26:24 EST Raining Blues Hey all. <BR> It's been raining a few days here in TX. Abby my westie usually is free to roam the back yard anytime she wants to indulge in her favorite past time "Squirrel Chasing". But our yard has a few muddy spots where grass wont grow so I keep her in and take her out on a leash just to go potty. We try and keep her entertained as much as can but she is Obsessed (imagine that an obsessed westie) with going out and she cries and howls and makes crazy noises all day long. Kind of drives y... Sat, 10 Mar 2012 14:27:15 EST Hubby cant do it right My Cluny asks to go out, when i'm not feeling like getting up my hubby will do it, well cluny will stand there look at me & whine, i have to get up part way like i'll let him out. husband says he just cant open the door right to make him happy, this goes on often. he makes me move alot i love him dearly he knows i'm sure. have i got him spoiled? Hopeing <em>30</em> Sun, 5 Feb 2012 16:44:38 EST Westies Rule Hi from Sandy and Abby <BR> I'm so excited I found this team. My Abby Is great to keep my spirits up. Was looking for dog site but Westie team is even better. Abby is two and the light of my life. Looking forward to chatting we other westie lovers. Sat, 4 Feb 2012 09:36:57 EST Streaking in January January is a time of fresh starts and New Beginnings. In keeping with the theme let's start some new healthy habits and begin a New Streak. <BR> <BR> Please post your current streaks and then post one new one that you will keep up with in January starting Monday January 9 Also post a blog indicating your new(or continuing) streak be committed and proud of your new healthy steps. <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> Sample post will be as follows: <BR> 1/9/12: No Junk Food - 1 day <BR> D... Sun, 8 Jan 2012 23:04:40 EST Hello Westies Lovers Hello everyone, I'm newer to SP. Happy I found a Westie Team! I love my westie, her name is Gracie or Gracelynn when she's naughty (but lets face it shes a westie and they NEVER are (yeah right)) She is 5 years old and a huge baby! <BR> Having a dog can be a good reason for exercise. I hate to exercise, but she is my best walking buddy! She loves going for walks, so the fact that I feel I should take her, gives me a reason to get out and move! I even dressed her up and took her trick or trea... Wed, 4 Jan 2012 23:15:13 EST New to SP with 2 senior dogs Hi, <BR> I'm new to SparkPeople and happy to find this group. My eldest baby is a Westie. Kira will be 15 in February. We adopted Morag, a Cairn, later that same year. At present my old girls are joined by 4 cats. We love them all. <BR> Lynn Thu, 15 Dec 2011 21:41:15 EST Getting to know you I hope you all don't mind. Grabbed this from one of my other teams. Thought it was fun. <BR> <BR> 1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE? <BR> 1st name: Greek goddess <BR> 2nd name: Beatles song <BR> 3rd name: my mother's aunt <BR> 4th name: paternal grandfather <BR> Hey, my brother got the title of IV. Dad felt I needed something! <BR> <BR> 2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED? <BR> yesterday <BR> <BR> 3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING? <BR> no <BR> <BR> 4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT... Tue, 12 Jul 2011 20:56:13 EST Sad Week It has been a very sad week for two of our friends on the Terrier Club. Their westies have crossed over the rainbow bridge. Fri, 1 Jul 2011 12:11:48 EST July Birthday(s) This is a good time for us to stop by and get to know one another. <BR> <BR> Happy Birthday to you&#9834;&#9835;•*¨*•.¸¸&#9829; ¸¸.•*¨*•&#9835;&#9834; &#9834;&#9835;•*¨*•.¸¸&#9829; ¸¸.•*¨*•&#9835;&#9834; <BR> Happy Birthday to you&#9834;&#9835;•*¨*•.¸¸&#9829; ¸¸.•*¨*•&#9835;&#9834;&#9829; &#9829; &#9829; <BR> Happy Birthday Dear Sparky&#9834;&#9835;•*¨*•.¸¸&#9829; ¸¸.•*¨*•&#9835;&#9834;&#9834;&#9835;•*¨*•.<BR>¸¸&#9829; ¸¸.•*¨*•&#9835;&#9834; <BR> Happy Birthday to you!!&#9834;&#9835;•*¨*•... Fri, 1 Jul 2011 11:20:40 EST New Feature - "Block This User" A note from Coach Jen about a new feature I am passing it on!! <BR> **************** <BR> We wanted to let you know about a small feature that launched today. <BR> <BR> On every SparkMail message you will now see a "Block This User" link on the right side of the page. After blocking, you can click the "Block List" button on you main SparkMail page to see everyone you have blocked, and be able to un-block members. <BR> <BR> Once you have blocked another member, if they try to send you a m... Mon, 13 Jun 2011 19:06:42 EST jumping Does the activity need to be jumping rope exclusively? Would you accept jumping jacks? Sun, 12 Jun 2011 14:10:12 EST Use an EMOTICON to say how you are feeling today! <em>29</em> Sat, 4 Jun 2011 00:55:36 EST So What is Junk Food Really? Recently Debra aka MAMABEARLICIOUS accomplished eliminating "Junk Food" from her diet for 365 days! That is a record streak in my book!! <BR> <BR> We've had many challenges that have a "NO Junk Food" task in order to earn points. We've all seen them... but do we know what Junk Food is REALLY? <BR> <BR> I did some research and found a couple places on the Internet to help define this for us. <BR> <BR> What is Junk Food? <BR> <link> </link> ... Wed, 1 Jun 2011 14:24:36 EST In the Spotlight- MAMABEARLICIOUS <em>242</em> <em>285</em> <em>345</em> <BR> <BR> THE SPOTLIGHT IS ON YOU, DEBRA!! <BR> <link><BR>MABEARLICIOUS </link> <BR> A HUGE SHOUT OUT AND CONGRATULATIONS TO DEBRA [MAMABEARLICIOUS]!! <BR> <BR> Last year we started a challenge that included "NO JUNK FOOD", Debra took this challenge one step farther by sticking to the pledge not to eat junk food even after the challenge ended! <BR> <BR> Debra has reached a milestone of 365 days without ea... Tue, 31 May 2011 13:23:52 EST June Birthdays! This is a good time for us to stop by and get to know one another! <BR> <BR> Happy Birthday to you&#9834;&#9835;•*¨*•.¸¸&#9829; ¸¸.•*¨*•&#9835;&#9834; &#9834;&#9835;•*¨*•.¸¸&#9829; ¸¸.•*¨*•&#9835;&#9834; <BR> Happy Birthday to you&#9834;&#9835;•*¨*•.¸¸&#9829; ¸¸.•*¨*•&#9835;&#9834;&#9829; &#9829; &#9829; <BR> Happy Birthday Dear Sparky&#9834;&#9835;•*¨*•.¸¸&#9829; ¸¸.•*¨*•&#9835;&#9834;&#9834;&#9835;•*¨*•.<BR>¸¸&#9829; ¸¸.•*¨*•&#9835;&#9834; <BR> Happy Birthday to you!!&#9834;&#9835;•*¨*•... Tue, 31 May 2011 12:24:52 EST Let's JUMP into JUNE!! <em>331</em> <em>318</em> <em>331</em> <BR> June's Challenge is going to be FUN! Let's get things going for an even better month than May!!! <BR> <BR> The challenge is to include your fitness minutes goal and your actual. PLUS an added challenge is to do at least one "jumping" exercise per day. <BR> <BR> Jumping exercises include: Jumping jacks, Jump rope, Stair Stepper, Jump squats, Skipping, or Box Jumps. <BR> <BR> Jumping Challenge: Do at least 1 set of any of these jumping exerc... Tue, 31 May 2011 12:06:09 EST Do you reward your accompli shments? <em>8</em> <em>8</em> <em>8</em> <em>8</em> <em>8</em> <BR> "How do you reward yourself?" This question was asked on the Community Board. I answered the question that I don't reward myself. <BR> <BR> Since then I've been thinking about that answer. "Why don't I reward myself?" "If I did reward myself, what reward would I give myself?" "What do I love to do that I don't do anymore?" <BR> <BR> The answer is -- MOVIES! I love going to the MOVIES! <BR> <em>103</em> <BR> DH hat... Mon, 16 May 2011 17:21:30 EST Cool Facts about Human Body 1. Scientists say the higher your I.Q. the more you dream. <BR> <em>102</em> <BR> 2. You use 200 muscles to take one step. <BR> <em>311</em> <BR> 3. The average woman is 5 inches shorter than the average man. <BR> <em>207</em> <BR> 4. Your big toes have two bones each while the rest have three. <BR> <em>204</em> <BR> 5. A pair of human feet contains 250,000 sweat glands. <BR> <em>198</em> <BR> 6. A full bladder is roughly the size of a soft ball.. <BR> <em>60</em> <BR> ... Mon, 16 May 2011 15:28:08 EST When Do YOU Declare A Pound Lost? I was wondering when you consider that you have lost a pound? I weigh myself periodically. Right now, I'm about 174-175. <BR> <BR> I don't consider that I lost that pound until I step on the scale and see that the number comes in consistently. If I weigh myself and see 173.5, I know I'm heading in the right direction, but I don't count it yet. I've seen 173 (YAY), but sometimes 176 shows up (for no reason). When we were posting, weighing ourselves once a week, the weight was still inconsist... Sun, 15 May 2011 12:38:27 EST Laugh of the day Here's something one of my friends sent me: <BR> <BR> Subject: I finally figured it out <BR> <BR> I finally figured out why I am so full-figured! As I was conditioning my hair in the shower this morning, I took time to read my shampoo bottle. I am in shock! The shampoo I use in the shower that runs down my entire body says "for extra volume and body!" Seriously, why have I not noticed this before? Tomorrow I am going to start using "Dawn" dish soap! It says right on the bottle "dis... Wed, 11 May 2011 20:32:37 EST Accountability Buddies Hello to everyone who signed up to be a buddy with someone else on the Westie team! This is where we can meet to "check in" or talk about how much progress you're making because you have a buddy who is kicking your bootie to exercise and eat right! Mon, 9 May 2011 12:28:31 EST Answer 44 Questions - Get to Know the Team I thought since we were going to pair up as buddies, maybe we could take this survey to learn more about each other. <BR> <BR> ++++++ START COPY HERE +++++++ <BR> <BR> 1. Where were you born? <BR> 2. Where are you living now? <BR> 3. Hair color? <BR> 4. Eye color? <BR> 5. What color is your house? <BR> 6. What color is your bedroom wall? <BR> 7. Do you have kids? <BR> 8. Hobbies? <BR> 9. Favorite cereal? <BR> 10. Favorite color? <BR> 11. Favorite dessert? <BR> 12. Favorite flower? <B... Sun, 8 May 2011 22:39:28 EST Food for Thought! "Don't be afraid of the space between <BR> your dreams and reality. If you can <BR> dream it, you can make it so." <BR> - Belva Davis <BR> <BR> <em>88</em> Sat, 7 May 2011 10:40:32 EST What Scale Do You Have? Do I Need a New One? I'm thinking of buying a new scale. The one I have now works OK, so maybe I don't need a new one. It weighs in 1/2 pound increments, and doesn't do anything else. <BR> <BR> Do you use a scale? Does yours weigh in tenths? Does it have any other things it measures? Do you use the extra measurements in your weight-loss journey? <BR> <BR> Some people in reviews I've read seem to use to body fat%, resting metabolism, and skeletal muscle % to guide in their weight loss. <BR> <BR> I know a new s... Thu, 5 May 2011 10:24:15 EST What Do You Feed Your Westie? Just wondering what you all feed your Westies? Fancy dog food? Table food? Snacks? <BR> <BR> Sorry to say, but Jake gets what's on sale. When he was a pup, we went to Petco and got Nutro Puppy Food, but now it's pretty much what's on sale. (Please don't throw me off the team!) <BR> <BR> First thing in the morning, when we are making toast, he gets a half of a heel of bread. When we put him in his crate, he gets a bone (Milk Bone or Meaty Bone). He likes carrots when I am feeding the guine... Thu, 5 May 2011 02:09:18 EST Hi Here again. Hi, <BR> Like everyone else here I love my Westie Elvis. He channels his name sake at times. He like a true Westie has no idea that he is smaller than the rather large German Shepard next store. And when at the dog park he wants to run with the big boys. He has been a true gift to me and my two daughters. Looking forward to reaching my goal by my 50th B-day. But even if I am not there by then I will not give up. This is a rest of my life thing. You may recognize Elvis, I was on previo... Tue, 3 May 2011 22:57:59 EST Westie ODC - May 1st Your One Day Challenge (ODC) for May 1st is in three parts. <BR> <BR> 1. Read this Spark article - <BR> <BR> Water is a Secret Ingredient <BR> Water: The Wild Card of Weight Loss <BR> By Zach Van Hart, Staff Writer <BR> <BR> <link><BR>on_articles.asp?id=54 </link> <BR> <BR> 2. Drink 8 - 8 oz glasses of water today and begin a streak. <BR> <BR> 3. Return to this thread to let us know you have met your goal for the day. <BR> <BR> <em>274</em> ... Sun, 1 May 2011 15:38:53 EST 5000 Steps a Day in May <em>215</em> <em>311</em> <em>215</em> <BR> Gather 'round Westie Fans for a May Challenge!! <BR> <BR> Get your pedometers calibrated and ready to do some serious walking beginning May 1st! <BR> <BR> Join the Team Goals to Walk 5,000 Steps a Day in the month of May! 5,000 steps isn't all that much to ask, but do your best and post whatever you can do every day! The object is to Keep Moving! <BR> <BR> Don't forget to record your steps in the Spark Fitness! To add "Steps Tracker" to ... Sat, 30 Apr 2011 11:30:34 EST Westie Fan's May Birthdays This is a good time for us to stop by and get to know one another. <BR> <BR> Happy Birthday to you&#9834;&#9835;•*¨*•.¸¸&#9829; ¸¸.•*¨*•&#9835;&#9834; &#9834;&#9835;•*¨*•.¸¸&#9829; ¸¸.•*¨*•&#9835;&#9834; <BR> Happy Birthday to you&#9834;&#9835;•*¨*•.¸¸&#9829; ¸¸.•*¨*•&#9835;&#9834;&#9829; &#9829; &#9829; <BR> Happy Birthday Dear Sparky&#9834;&#9835;•*¨*•.¸¸&#9829; ¸¸.•*¨*•&#9835;&#9834;&#9834;&#9835;•*¨*•.<BR>¸¸&#9829; ¸¸.•*¨*•&#9835;&#9834; <BR> Happy Birthday to you!!&#9834;&#9835;•*¨*•... Sat, 30 Apr 2011 11:10:19 EST April Showers Bring May Flowers! <em>257</em> <em>311</em> <em>126</em> <BR> <BR> April showers bring May flowers and great weather to get out and MOVE!! <BR> <BR> This is a personal challenge designed to help Westie Fan's achieve a more active lifestyle. You will be competing against yourself, but don't let that hold you back!! Do what you can, but do something everyday! <BR> <BR> Figure out how many fitness minutes you want to do for the month of May and then record each day's time. Remember you are competing again... Thu, 28 Apr 2011 11:41:23 EST Westie Fan's Spark Daily Quiz! Doing the Spark People's Daily Quiz (found on SparkPoints) is a fun way to learn!! Let's play and share our scores with one another! <BR> <BR> Copy & paste your Daily Quiz score here! <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>205</em> Mon, 25 Apr 2011 11:06:12 EST Westie Fan's Spark Daily Trivia! Gathering Spark Points is fun! <BR> <BR> Join us everyday in playing Spark Trivia (found in the Spark Points). <BR> <BR> Spark People rewards Sparkies with a Trivia Trophy at the end of each month when your trivia scores for the month are 90% or higher!! <BR> <BR> So come on! Play with us! <BR> <BR> Copy and paste your daily trivia score here! <BR> <em>205</em> Mon, 25 Apr 2011 11:01:46 EST Cute video - And who says dogs don’t understand? Cute video if you've never seen it before and even if you did. I think it was on America's Funniest Home Videos. It would have been ever cuter if they had used Westies. <BR> <BR> And who says dogs don’t understand? <BR> <BR> <link><BR>lty-dog.html </link> Sat, 23 Apr 2011 20:04:02 EST How many SparkPoints did you spin today? 10 for me. Have a happy Easter everyone and a nice weekend! <BR> <BR> <em>449</em> <em>449</em> <em>449</em> <em>449</em> <em>449</em> <BR> <BR> <em>449</em> <em>449</em> <em>449</em> <em>449</em> <em>449</em> Fri, 22 Apr 2011 20:44:34 EST Elbow Plank! I spend much of my time on the Internet searching for interesting things, but today... this exercise has shown up just about everywhere I've turned. It must be telling me something! <BR> <BR> Elbow Plank (or the Spark People's Modified Plank) <BR> <BR> You can do this! See increase core and low-back strength in as little as two weeks! <BR> <BR> 1. Start by lying face down on the ground or use an exercise mat. Place your elbows and forearms underneath your chest. Elbow should be right u... Tue, 19 Apr 2011 14:43:07 EST ODC - April 19th & Beyond! Every day we receive messages from that are filled with good sound advice offering us suggestions on how we can reach our goals for a healthier lifestyle. We see them... but do we do them? This morning I was catching up on my Sparkmail from a couple days ago, and the exercise of the day (a couple days ago) was Yoga for the Abs the Modified Plank. <BR> <BR> This is your One Day Challenge for April 19th to get us started!! <BR> <BR> <link> Tue, 19 Apr 2011 11:21:43 EST The Juice That Makes Exercise Easier! Beetroot juice? Has anyone tried this? <BR> <BR> <link><BR>benefits-your-workouts?eid=1098946005&<BR>memberid=31240056 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>319</em> Mon, 18 Apr 2011 11:58:36 EST Figs Health Benefits! Eat This Sweet, Chewy Treat to Live Longer!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>-your-recipe-for-a-longer-life?eid=109<BR>8946005&memberid=31240056 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>4</em> Mon, 18 Apr 2011 11:47:31 EST Definition of Junk Food! Junk food is an empty calorie food. <BR> <BR> What is a Junk Food? <BR> <BR> <link><BR>kfoods1.html </link> Sun, 17 Apr 2011 14:59:47 EST Sneaking in 60 Minutes of Exercise I peruse the net searching for interesting articles. Here's one for you! It's probably things we all know about already. Reinforcement! <BR> <BR> Experts say that we need about 30 minutes of physical activity, five days a week, for good health. <BR> <BR> But to avoid gaining weight, we may need twice that much, according to research. <BR> <BR> If that sounds impossible, remember that you don't need to spend an hour at the gym every day. <BR> Instead, you can sneak in physical activit... Thu, 14 Apr 2011 11:13:50 EST April Birthdays! Starting with April and continuing each month there will be a new thread for Birthday Announcements added to our Support, Motivation & Fun Forum. <BR> <BR> The Birthday Announcements will be posted before the month begins but because the information was just gathered, we are a little late announcing everyone who had a birthday in April on time. <BR> <BR> This is a good time to stop by and visit the Spark Pages of the birthday member to get to know one another better! <BR> <em>144</em> ... Sat, 9 Apr 2011 11:29:17 EST Update on Picky Buddy Well, I broke down and purchased Angels' Eyes for Buddy's beard. All I've read about the staining on the beards, Angel Eyes was the product recommended. I've been procrastinating because you put the powder on the food. Everyone knows Buddy does not eat his food! Kibble?? Forget it!! <BR> <BR> The Angel Eyes arrived, and before I could get the top off the bottle he was standing up at me trying to get at it!! WHAT?? So I put a little in the cap to see what he would do. He first wanted ... Mon, 4 Apr 2011 19:37:52 EST Collecting Birthday Information! Don't panic... I'm not really taking that kind of collection $$ ... LOL! I'm collecting birth date information!! Many of you remember that I asked for this information once upon a time, but that was long, long ago. I need to refresh my list. Please help me out by posting your birth date, and also your Westie's birthday information, right here! <BR> <BR> Thank you! <BR> <BR> <em>44</em> <em>44</em> <em>44</em> <BR> <BR> I'll start first: <BR> <BR> Me: October 1 <BR> Buddy: June ... Mon, 4 Apr 2011 00:09:15 EST Click if you love Westies! <em>250</em> Sun, 3 Apr 2011 19:08:36 EST April 4-10 SparkPoints Challenge Back by Popular Demand... Beginning Monday, April 4th thru Sunday, April 10th we will do another short challenge that is "All about SparkPoints". <BR> <BR> Copy and Paste the following in a thread then each day come back to your posting and click to Edit the post. Enter the points that you got during the day. At the end of Thursday count the total number of points that you got for the five days. <BR> <BR> SparkPoints can be earned through Spinning the Wheel, updating your status, particip... Sat, 2 Apr 2011 22:33:53 EST ODC - March 31st ODC?? What is ODC you say?? It's a One Day Challenge! Here's how it works... I will post a One Day Challenge for you made up of one or more simple tasks to do during the day. Complete the tasks and return to post your progress. <BR> <BR> Here's your ODC for March 31st! <BR> <BR> #1 - Do 2 sets of 12-15 reps of Crunches with the Ball* <BR> <link><BR>es.asp?exercise=3 </link> <BR> #2 - Drink 8 - 8 oz glasses of water <BR> <BR> Make sure you com... Thu, 31 Mar 2011 14:58:14 EST April Fitness Challenge <em>126</em> <em>311</em> <em>126</em> <BR> This is a personal challenge designed to help Westie Fan's achieve a more active lifestyle. You will be competing against yourself. <BR> <BR> Figure out how many fitness minutes you want to do for the month of April and then record each day's time. Remember you are competing against yourself. If you have health issues your minutes will look very different than if you are a seasoned athlete. No worries - do your best. <BR> <BR> ********* Star... Thu, 31 Mar 2011 11:16:54 EST A-Z: Why we love Westies! A - Adorable <BR> <BR> Next B Mon, 28 Mar 2011 19:21:15 EST I love my westie Hello my name is Cathy and my westie's name is Calvin Kline. I love him so much. Best dog I have ever had. We love to walk and play ball together. Sometimes I take him to work with me. Mon, 28 Mar 2011 08:48:00 EST April Westie Weigh-in Challenge Let's show the month of April what we are made of and get busy losing a few pounds! I know we can do it! <BR> <BR> This Challenge is to get motivated and inspire one another that we CAN do this. Come here to share and to post your weekly weigh-in with the team! <BR> <BR> Weigh yourself at least once a week to stay on track. If you weigh yourself more often, that is fine, but only post your weight once a week. <BR> <BR> The ability to lose weight is based on several things; monitor... Sun, 27 Mar 2011 13:49:29 EST SparkPoints Challenge! This week we have been doing the challenge "It's all about SparkPoints". This challenge is being offered to finish off March. <BR> <BR> Copy and Paste the following in a thread then each day come back to your posting and click to Edit the post. Enter the points that you got during the day. At the end of Thursday count the total number of points that you got for the five days. SparkPoints can be earned through Spinning the Wheel, updating your status, participating in message boards, doing p... Sat, 26 Mar 2011 14:22:38 EST Just One More Step a Day Challenge! Quite a few of us are new to walking for exercise. Let's use this challenge to bring our walking up to the next level. For example if you are doing 4000 steps per day, the next day do 4001, then the next 4002. Or surprise and challenge yourself....go from 4000 to 4100. The purpose is to increase daily. Before you know it you'll be surpassing the recommended 10,000 steps a day! <BR> <BR> Remember this is a journey and a journey begins with a step, then the next step and the next. <BR> <BR> ~... Mon, 21 Mar 2011 12:21:53 EST How did Your Westies Come into Your Life? My family would like to get another dog eventually, but I don't know where she (we would like a female) would come from. When Scoobee died, we visited pet stores. There was a Westie there that was $600 and he was 7 months old. I felt sorry for him; that's an awful long time. He wasn't for us, but that is where we decided on the breed. The animal shelters around here have mostly pit bulls. So I browsed the internet until I found a Mennonite family about 30 miles away that had two females that... Sun, 20 Mar 2011 00:17:04 EST Just stop procrastinating & introduce myself! Hi, <BR> <BR> I'm Colette from the Lehigh Valley in PA. <BR> <BR> I have 4 children, all who I am lucky enough to see almost everyday. My two sons live at home & have jobs, but one of them doesn't drive. So I either drive him or coordinate car rides. My youngest Michaela is a junior in high school. She needs a ride to school and back. <BR> <BR> My daughter Stacianne (Kindergarten teacher) has two girls, and I babysit them Mon-Fri 7:30 to 4:00 or 5:15 (since they were 6 weeks old). In th... Sat, 19 Mar 2011 18:48:02 EST Pepto? Has anyone given Pepto when your Westie's have an upset stomach? I remembered giving it to my Schnauzer and I just gave Buddy some. I hope it works. Poor guy, he really is feeling sick today!! <BR> <BR> I used a dropper and administering it was pretty easy. Now it's a matter of "wait and see"... I hope he starts feeling better soon. Dang bacon!! NO MORE BACON FOR BUDDY! <BR> <em>487</em> <em>247</em> Sat, 19 Mar 2011 14:01:08 EST Hello Westie peoples! Hi everyone! I had no idea there was a group for westie people here <em>41</em> I am the proud food giver to Watson and Apollo. Apollo is 6 months old and Watson is a very distinguished 7 years old. We have had westies be a part of our family for many years and love them so, even if they are challenging at times! I also have 3 kids and I'm not sure who gets into trouble more some days, the kids or the dogs! <BR> <BR> I forgot to mention that our little Apollo has CMO. Does anyone else... Tue, 15 Mar 2011 17:38:52 EST Game: Last Two Letters! Are you up for a new game? Here is how to play this one... <BR> <BR> I'll give you a word, such as <BR> OVER <BR> <BR> The next person would make a word starting with the last two letters of my word (ER) for example the next word could be <BR> <BR> ERADICATE <BR> <BR> The next person would use the last two letters of that word (TE) to start a new word, for example <BR> <BR> <BR> TEAM <BR> <BR> Got it? Lets play! The next new word starts with AM. <BR> Tue, 15 Mar 2011 12:46:41 EST Pet alert posters Living in California I have been thinking a lot about the devastation in Japan, and how unprepared we are in the event of the 'big one' happening that is long overdue. <BR> So ive been doing some research on things to have packed and prepared in an earthquake kit and I found this link. <BR> Its free to use and you can print out as many as you need. <BR> I try not to think about it too much, but know that if we had to evacuate we would need to leave our do... Mon, 14 Mar 2011 13:58:35 EST Being & Staying Prepared! Hi Team! <BR> <BR> Debra (MAMABEARLICIOUS) and I have been having an ongoing discussion about our Westies via SparkMail. While thinking back I was reminded of why I always keep Benedryl on hand -- just for Buddy. <BR> <BR> Some while back, when he was a puppy and just finishing up with his vaccinations, he received a vaccination for a disease that is here in No. Calif. mainly found in the mountain regions. Since we spend some of the summer at the cabin the Vet felt it was advised to vacci... Sun, 13 Mar 2011 15:51:48 EST What's Cookin' Good Lookin' Westie Fans? It's early Sunday morning the stove is staying cold until later on when I will fix a Sunday brunch. <BR> <BR> For now my starter (while I sit alone and contemplate) ... I fixed myself a bowl of Greek Plain Yogurt topped with fresh strawberries & blueberries, along with my freshly brewed cup of French Roast coffee. <BR> <BR> What about you? <BR> <BR> <em>106</em> <em>470</em> <em>45</em> Sun, 13 Mar 2011 11:46:34 EST Take a Westie Daily Spark Quiz! Wow! This was an eye opener!! Let's do this! Take a Daily Spark Quiz and share the results with one another! Hmm... after taking the Quiz I guess I don't know it all!! LOL!! <BR> <BR> <em>306</em> <BR> <BR> Instructions: Find the Spark Quiz on My Spark Points Page. Complete a Quiz (any Quiz) and earn 10 Spark Points! You may choose any Quiz that you want, but try to choose a new Quiz everyday. Then come back to this post and share your score with the team! <BR> <BR> I think t... Thu, 10 Mar 2011 13:38:33 EST Changes Challenge - March 12 - 19 Change is in the air! Winter is giving way for spring! Let's make changes in our lives too! <BR> <BR> Challenge will begin Friday, March 12 thru March 19th. The Teammate with the highest points wins a Team Goodie! Join in the Changes Challenge! <BR> <em>425</em> <em>257</em> <em>126</em> <BR> <BR> *****Start Copy Here******** <BR> <BR> CHANGES <BR> <BR> C = Cardio and get 5 point for every 5 minutes of exercise (Max 100) = <BR> H = H2O - 1 point for every cup of water (Max 10)... Wed, 9 Mar 2011 14:27:24 EST Ash Wednesday - Beginning of Lent All about Lent: <BR> Lent is the period of fasting leading up to the feast of Easter, recalling Jesus' 40-day fast in the wilderness. Catholic Lent begins on Ash Wednesday and ends right before the evening Masses of Holy Thursday, although Lenten penance continues through Holy Saturday. In 2011, Lent begins on March 9 in the Western Church. <BR> <em>26</em> <BR> <BR> Is anyone celebrating Lent? What are you giving up for Lent? <BR> <em>126</em> Wed, 9 Mar 2011 10:16:23 EST Leptin Leptin!! Wow! Who knew? I was just reading about Leptin and what it does in our bodies. <BR> <link><BR>icles/what_is_leptin/ </link> <BR> <BR> So what do you think? It seems to make sense. I found a couple articles on the subject on Spark People too. There is a book on the subject that I just ordered. (It was only $10) <BR> <BR> I found the Wellness Resource site from an ad posted on SP. The ad was for a thyroid booster, and that interested me!... Tue, 8 Mar 2011 15:43:18 EST Mardi Gras! <em>236</em> <em>236</em> <em>236</em> <em>236</em> <em>236</em> <BR> Fat Tuesday is Mardi Gras, the festival New Orleans, Louisiana, is famous for. "Gras" is French for fat and "Mardi" is French for Tuesday. <BR> <BR> The annual festivities start on January 6, the Twelfth Night Feast of the Epiphany, when the three kings are supposed to have visited the Christ Child, and build to a climax on Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, which always occurs on the day before Ash Wednesday. The parties ... Tue, 8 Mar 2011 11:55:45 EST Newbie w/ a Westie Hello everyone... I'm Shaunna and I am new on this site and with this group. I have two Westies, Iris and Mackenzie. However, my ex took Iris and we have visitations.. lol <BR> <BR> Both girls are rescues and Mackenzie will be 8 years in March~ <BR> <BR> Glad to see this group.. I'm obsessed w/ my furbaby! She's awesome! Sun, 27 Feb 2011 13:05:11 EST Vinny's mom says hello! Hi I am a Westie Mommy!!!! <BR> <BR> My Westie is 12 years old... my first child and what a sweet boy I have!!! He is a great listener and loves to play outside!!! Happy to be here and meet other westie parents who are also adding spark to their lives! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Sun, 20 Feb 2011 20:04:51 EST Hello Thanks to MAMABEARLICIOUS for the invite to this team. <BR> Never thought to look for a westie team - glad to have found you :) <BR> I live in just outside San Francisco with my husband and our two westies Jess (4) and Bluey (3). <BR> I moved to the US from England in November 2009 - loving it so far :) <BR> I have over 100 lbs to lose, so am here for the long haul <BR> <BR> Sarah x Sat, 19 Feb 2011 02:33:10 EST Wetting Westie! Hi team, Angus my 5 year old, 3 legged Westie has recently developed a need to urinate in our kitchen. He does this predominately in two places and is now becoming a nuisance. <BR> I have also had him doing number twos (stools) also from time to time! <BR> He is walked regularly and given the run of the garden when he wants. <BR> It's just a newish thing that's happened and I wondered if other have had similar happenings? Sat, 5 Feb 2011 06:08:31 EST Thought for the Day Staying in the Moment <BR> <BR> "Be completely where you are at the time you are there, not thinking of where you are not thinking of where you are going or what you are doing next." - Charles Bensinger <BR> <BR> "Our past is gone. Our future isn't here yet. Now is all we have." <BR> <BR> From: Meditations For People Who (May) Worry Too Much. Jan 26 <BR> <em>30</em> Fri, 28 Jan 2011 13:52:54 EST Why You Should Say NO to Fatty Foods Eating fatty foods may up your risk for depression. The study also found that people who ate a lot of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, like those found in olive oil, had a lower risk of depression — but that association diminished when researchers controlled for other dietary factors such as adherence to the Mediterranean diet. <BR> <BR> Read more: <BR> <link><BR>g-fatty-foods-may-up-your-risk-of-depr<BR>ession/#ixzz1CLlNo0Ko </link> <BR> <e... Fri, 28 Jan 2011 13:19:37 EST Do you sleep with your dog? I just read this article and thought it was really interesting. I had never heard any of this before (except about diseases carried by cats). Kind of creepy stuff. I guess my dogs will continue to sleep in the laundry room. LOL <BR> <BR> <link><BR>news_detail.asp?health_day=649011 </link> Fri, 21 Jan 2011 01:33:10 EST January 2011 - 12 Week Challenge (1/17 - 4/10) 12 Week Challenge (1/17 thru 4/10) <BR> <BR> This challenge is designed to help us keep on track by setting small reachable goals. Each person will be asked to set their own weekly goals for the three categories for the 12 week period. At the end of each week record the actual amounts of what you achieved. Each person who reaches their goals will receive a Goodie for each category. This challenge is would be an individual challenge, but would also help keep us all on track with setting week... Sat, 15 Jan 2011 14:59:54 EST Hi, I'm new! My name is Karah aka fatbottomgrl or slinky slut.. that you have to read my home page for. There is a reason behind the madness of that name. <BR> <BR> I would like to thank you for the invite to the Westie group. I didn't know you all existing. Of course, I am just coming back from being gone for awhile. That said, I'm ready to kick some butt!!! <BR> <BR> I am a very proud owner of two Westies. Sam is 6yrs old and Szuka is 3yrs old. Sam was a rescued. Szuka, I bought from a breeder in Ari... Wed, 5 Jan 2011 10:23:41 EST Great News Article: Fit at 50 and beyond I just read this article and thought it contained not only great advice, but motivation as well, especially for those of us who are 50+! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>14.html </link> Fri, 31 Dec 2010 03:52:49 EST Winter Challenge - Tuesday Surprise Bonus <em>425</em> <em>425</em> <em>425</em> <BR> Read "Positive Self-Talk Leads to Success" and give yourself 50 bonus points for the Winter Challenge! <BR> <link><BR>ion_articles.asp?id=1206 </link> <BR> <BR> Good Things Come to Those Who Believe! <BR> <BR> <em>425</em> <em>425</em> <em>425</em> Mon, 13 Dec 2010 21:57:22 EST Starting a Great Week - Monday Dec 13 <em>445</em> <em>445</em> <em>445</em> <em>445</em> <em>445</em> <BR> Let's make Monday the beginning of a great week! <BR> <BR> How was your weekend? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Plans for today? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> What will you do to make this Monday, a great start to a wonderful healthy week? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Menus for the day? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>445</em> <em>445</em> <em>445</em> <em>445</em> <em>445</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> How was your weekend? <BR> Had a great... Mon, 13 Dec 2010 12:56:34 EST Winter Challenge - Dec 11-17 <em>425</em> <em>425</em> <em>425</em> <em>425</em> <BR> Winter months are here. While everyone is busy with holiday fun let’s put the “I” back into our lifestyle change. Join us in the Westie Team's Winter Challenge! <BR> <BR> The team Spark buddy with the most points at the end of the week will receive a Team Goodie! <BR> <BR> Here’s how it’s done. Points are earned by doing the following: <BR> <BR> W = Water, Water, Water = drink minimum 8-8 oz = 10 points <BR> I = Put “I” fi... Fri, 10 Dec 2010 17:40:57 EST A Good Story I got the following story in an email today. While it is probably not true, it is a nice reminder of why it is important to take the time to offer a little kindness and I thought you might enjoy it. <BR> <BR> The Cab Ride <BR> <BR> I arrived at the address and honked the horn. After waiting a few minutes I walked to the door and knocked... 'Just a minute, answered a <BR> frail, elderly voice. I could hear something being dragged across the floor. <BR> <BR> After a long pause, the door ... Tue, 16 Nov 2010 11:17:02 EST Weekly Weigh In - Thanksgiving Let's stay accountable. Are you ready? How about a weekly weigh in for staying accountable for November and Thanksgiving? <BR> <BR> You can do this two ways (weighs) -- <BR> 1)post your current weight <BR> and/or <BR> 2)Post a Zero for your current weight and a +/- # each week. <BR> ********* <BR> Example: <BR> ********* <BR> Weekly weight in: <BR> <BR> Nov 1st - 222 lbs <BR> Nov 8th - 220 lbs <BR> Nov 15th - 219 lbs <BR> Nov 22nd - 218 lbs <BR> Nov 29th - 218 lbs <BR> Ending Weig... Mon, 1 Nov 2010 17:36:34 EST FALL Challenge Oct. 19 - Oct. 26 Here is the new FALL Challenge, Westie Team! Just copy and paste the information below and then go back each day to edit. <BR> <BR> ******************* <BR> <BR> F.A.L.L. Challenge (Oct. 19-26) <BR> <BR> F: Fruits and veggies (1 point for each serving) <BR> <BR> A: All exercise (1 point per minute) (includes strength training, yoga, stretching, etc.) <BR> <BR> L: Less stress (5 points for 15 min. of de-stressing. Share what you did: rest, read, knit/crochet, whatever relaxes you!) <B... Sun, 17 Oct 2010 22:29:02 EST About the white coat I have a Westy male 9 yrs old. when he was a puppy and up to couple yrs. ago his coat was nice& white. especially when clipped, (just beautiful.) what i need to know is after a certain age the under coating of my fella is real dark almost black on his skin. i can see the skin through his hair now. . is this a difiency in vitamins or do they all get this way when they get older? He's still my beautiful boy. just wondering about it. could someone shed some light for me? <em>40</em> Mon, 4 Oct 2010 17:12:43 EST westie puppy Hello everyone! My broher and I decided to get chinese food for my cheat meal for the week and the chinese place is right beside a pet store. It is the same pet store that I got my scottie at. I know I am not supposed to get my dogs at a pet store, but I wanted to save him. They are a good one, but I know that they get their puppies from puppy mills. Anyways, I saw this little westie female pup and she is so little and so cute. I wanted to buy her to get her out of there. My heart is s... Sun, 19 Sep 2010 08:32:58 EST Hello everyone Hi, i'm owned by a Westy named Cluny he is 9 yrs. and a joy to have around. I also have a min.schnuzer Genny & she;s 8 a really lovable pet,also, <BR> If you go to my spark page there are pix , <BR> hope to make some friends here. Hopeing <em>30</em> Thu, 9 Sep 2010 00:43:26 EST Let's do 5000 Steps a Day! <em>311</em> <em>311</em> <em>313</em> <em>311</em> <em>311</em> <BR> What do you say team -- Let's do the 5000 Steps a Day Challenge again! The weather is turning cooler and now it will be easier for us to get out and walk with our Westies. <BR> <BR> So put on your pedometer and let's get walkin'! <BR> <em>313</em> <em>311</em> <em>313</em> <BR> For those newer Team Mates who haven't done this before, you don't need to just walk to earn Steps. Here is a conversion chart for ch... Sun, 5 Sep 2010 13:45:40 EST Dental Care I've been searching for alternative care for Buddy's dental needs without the stress of going under anesthetic for dental cleanings. No matter how often I brush his teeth he still gets staining. I came across this information for a natural product that thought I might share with my Westie Fans. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>native-ways-to-non-anesthesia-dog-dent<BR>al-cleaning/ </link> <BR> <BR> I purchased the PetzLife Oral Care treatment and received it yes... Fri, 20 Aug 2010 13:59:39 EST What do you do for your workout? I am just wondering what everyone does for working out. I started weight watchers 2 and a half years ago and I started with the elliptical, then turo jam, jillian michaels videos,jackie, and biggest loser workouts. I am now almost at the end of my p90x. I plan on doing p90x again for another 90 days. I eat an all organic diet and I live an organic lifestyle. I have a lot of knowledge concerning eating healthy and living a healthy lifestyle through exercise. I am a health and physical ed... Wed, 18 Aug 2010 09:40:23 EST Hello! Just joined I just joined this team and I love westies. Can I love scotties too? My first love is westies, but I love my little scottie. They are the cutest breed. They are so much fun and are so stubborn, but I love it. Hope to learn and hear stories from all of you. <BR> <BR> Janna, Destiny, and Louis v Mon, 16 Aug 2010 17:26:19 EST The Roll of Junk Food in Our Lives I just came across this Spark People article. It might clear the muddle about the roll junk food plays in our healthy diet lifestyle! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>on_articles.asp?id=332 </link> Mon, 16 Aug 2010 12:50:56 EST Dog Days of Summer Challenge Thank you Maureen [4TERRIERS] for coming up with this inventive challenge for our Westie Team! <BR> <em>67</em> <em>67</em> <em>67</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> “"Dog Days" are the hottest, most sultry days of summer. In the northern hemisphere, they usually fall between early July and early September. In the southern hemisphere they are usually between January and early March. The actual dates vary greatly from region to region, depending on latitude and climate. Dog Days can also define ... Sun, 15 Aug 2010 12:01:11 EST HOT Challenge (August 9-15) WEEK'S CHALLENGE will begin on MONDAY, Aug 9th through SUNDAY, August 15th. Come JOIN US! <BR> <BR> Let's try to stay cool during these HOT days and earn some Spark Points too! <BR> <BR> This new challenge has been designed to touch three different areas - Nutrition/Health (Water), Personal (Organize), Friends (Team Support)- hope you enjoy your week. <BR> <BR> HOT CHALLENGE!!!! <BR> <BR> H- H20 - Water- 1 point/glass; max. 10 <BR> <BR> O- Organize- 1 point/ 20 min. - max 3 points ... Sun, 8 Aug 2010 03:26:12 EST Wk 2 Fitness, Nutrition & Spark Friends Challenge <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <BR> WEEK'S CHALLENGE will begin on MONDAY, Aug 2nd through SUNDAY, August 8th. ARE YOU READY TO JOIN US! <BR> <BR> Let's get to know one another while having fun earning some Spark Points! <BR> <BR> This new challenge has been designed to start you off in areas of FITNESS, NUTRITION and getting to know your Team's SPARK FRIENDS better. <BR> <BR> Here are the ways you will meet your goals for the week's challenge. <BR> <BR> 1. SPARK PAGES – V... Mon, 2 Aug 2010 01:16:19 EST Do We Really Need 8 Glasses of Water a Day? Here's an interesting article. <BR> <link><BR>c_2/water_needs.php </link> <BR> <BR> Linda: As soon as I run across an article that reveals that too many vegetables are detrimental to your health, I'll let you know. LOL Wed, 28 Jul 2010 15:39:38 EST Mack Reminded Me of a Life Lesson Today... Good morning everyone! <BR> I had Mack outside for his morning romp/walk. He normally is very quick at "doing his thing" then bringing himself in. He isn't the outdoorsy type, he's more of a sofa snoozer with the occasional game of chase the ball sprinkled in! <BR> <BR> We planted a flower garden a few weeks ago in the backyard. Mack has never paid it any attention or investigated it (he's a strange little fella). This morning he wandered over to the garden, stuck his face in the flowers and... Tue, 27 Jul 2010 09:46:35 EST Proud Westie Mama Hello! My name is Jessi and I'm 22. We rescued our son, "Mack", almost two years ago. We are his fourth home! Poor Mack got dealt a really poor hand in life and was stuck with owner after owner who didn't have time for him or picked cats over him (he *HATES* cats). He is our first Westie and we just love him to death. He is our pride and joy; the bright spot in our day. He is currently very mad at me for putting on his tick/flea treatment and is running around the house spazing out. I feel gu... Mon, 26 Jul 2010 18:01:47 EST Fitness, Nutrition, & Friends Challenge <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <BR> WEEK'S CHALLENGE will begin on MONDAY, July 26th through SUNDAY, August 1st. ARE YOU READY TO JOIN US! <BR> <BR> Let's get to know one another while having fun earning some Spark Points! <BR> <BR> This new challenge has been designed to start you off in areas of FITNESS, NUTRITION and getting to know your Team's SPARK FRIENDS better. <BR> <BR> Here are the ways you will meet your goals for the week's challenge. <BR> <BR> 1. SPARK PAGES –... Sun, 25 Jul 2010 01:00:43 EST Babies Birthdays I was just wondering if anyone else celebrates their furry kids birthday? Yesterday was my Keswicks birthday and he reached the big 1-0! So I guess he is now older than me in doggie years. I must say he does not act his age. Well I also made him a carrot cake for his birthday as carrots are his favorite treat in the world! I was so surprised that he actually devoured the cake. He is so darned picky about what he eats. He has to smell everything I offer him..from meaty bones to chicken and roa... Sat, 24 Jul 2010 01:50:48 EST SparkDogs! Or, whatever happened to a simple walk? Debra (Mamabearlicious) sent me this link suggesting that I post it wherever I thought appropriate. It almost got put under Doggy Jokes, but I think these people are serious. Well, serious about making money off of gullible pet owners, anyway. I mean, honestly, would YOUR dog actually stand on one of these things with his front paws while "working his core?" I think not. I mean, every time my doxies move they're working their core because that's all they are - a core with four little leg... Fri, 23 Jul 2010 20:56:25 EST WIN-N ("Winnin') Challenge - July 21 to July 25 Okay, new challenge! We've borrowed the main part from one of Beth's other teams, but added the No Junk Food so that Debra and Linda can keep up their amazing streaks and the rest of us can attempt to emulate them! <BR> <em>208</em> <BR> ************************************* <BR> W - WATER Drink 8 (8oz) Glasses per day! Stay hydrated, and keep your metabolism stoked and on fire ALL day! <BR> <BR> I - IGNITE 10 minutes of exercise...This could be cardio, strength, pilates, yoga, walking...... Tue, 20 Jul 2010 18:02:55 EST Water, Water, and More Water! <em>237</em> <BR> There are 600,000 gallons of water in an Olympic size swimming pool. That is equal to 9,600,000 cups of water! NAH... I'm not going to ask you to drink that much. Although, I bet we could! Let see how many cups of water we can drink this week. Are you ready? Get those water glasses filled... and let's go! <BR> <em>194</em> <BR> I will start - Here's how it works I will put down the date and how many glasses of water I drank on that day along with the "Team Total". ... Mon, 19 Jul 2010 16:04:29 EST READ all about it! <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <BR> Eat this Snack to Get Skinnier! <BR> <link><BR>to-get-skinnier?ha=1&eid=7201&memberid<BR>=31240056 </link> <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <em>215</em> Mon, 19 Jul 2010 12:14:20 EST New to Westie Group Hi my name is Valerie and I am owned by a Westie named Keswick (pronounced Kessik as the w is silent) and a Scottie named Tinkatoo. My Kessie is going to be 10 this July 22 and Tink was just 8 in March. Kessie chose me when I went to the breeder to look at the babies. The first Westie that they put in the room with us was a little bully chasing the cairn around. Then they brought me Kessie and when they put him down the other Westie chased him around. He was so upset he ran to me and tried to... Sat, 17 Jul 2010 16:25:22 EST Myths (and Truths) about Sugar I thought this was an interesting article. Especially the part about sugar causing wrinkles. That in itself is enough to keep ME on the No Junk Food wagon! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>en/top-myths-about-sugar?eid=7200&memb<BR>erid=29861195 </link> Fri, 16 Jul 2010 13:15:26 EST Wednesday - BONUS Challenge July 14th Read the following article and give yourself 100 Bonus Points in your "Changes Challenge"! <BR> <BR> Heart-Healthy Benefits of Exercise <BR> Your Body Benefits from Your Hard Work <BR> -- By Jen Mueller, Certified Personal Trainer <BR> <link><BR>articles.asp?id=413 </link> Wed, 14 Jul 2010 09:21:46 EST Westie Challenge - July 12-18th WEEK'S CHALLENGE WILL BEGIN MONDAY, JULY 12th THROUGH SUNDAY, JULY 18TH. ARE YOU READY TO JOIN US! <BR> <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <BR> We are continuing on with the CHANGES CHALLENGE! There were so many positive changes as a result from this challenge that we are bringing it back for one more week! So those of you who didn't participate last week... NOW'S YOUR CHANCE!! COME ON!! LET'S MAKE CHANGES HAPPEN!! <BR> <BR> Changes are what we are looking for. Who is willing to m... Sun, 11 Jul 2010 13:58:24 EST Wednesday BONUS Challenge - July 7th Take this Quiz and let us know how you did and what you learned from taking it. <BR> <BR> Will You Win at the Numbers Game? <BR> Quiz by Dean Anderson, Certified Personal Trainer <BR> SparkPeople offers all the tools you need to lose weight in a safe, healthy, and permanent manner. But the real key to weight loss success is you! The more you know about calorie intake, calorie burning, and how your body works, the more successful you’ll be. The following quiz covers most of the basic informa... Wed, 7 Jul 2010 09:10:11 EST CHANGES Challenge- cont' July 12th-18th WEEK'S CHALLENGE WILL BEGIN MONDAY, JULY 5TH THROUGH SUNDAY, JULY 11TH. ARE YOU READY TO JOIN US! <BR> <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <BR> Changes are what we are looking for. Who is willing to make the change? Let’s get involved, and let’s get started!! The Westie Fan Team Mate with the most points earned for the week will receive a Team Goodie! <BR> <BR> ******START COPY HERE****** <BR> <BR> My [Day of Week] Spark Points earned for CHANGES are: <BR> <BR> C = Cardio - Earn... Thu, 1 Jul 2010 15:09:57 EST Wacky Diets Thought you gals might enjoy this. Especially liked the "Breatharian" diet. LOL. <BR> <link><BR>h/8_wacky_weight_loss_plans/2010/06/25<BR>/325613.html?s=al&promo_code=A2F2-1 </link> Wed, 30 Jun 2010 15:43:11 EST Dos and Don'ts of a Successful Fitness Plan In preparation for the upcoming July challenges I thought it may be important for us to review a few things to help us get our Fitness Programs into full swing. <BR> <BR> I know that many of us have already been working really hard to get our fitness plans into action, but I also know that may of us, and I include myself, are still struggling to find that key to success. Sometimes we just need to keep searching --and then one day everything clicks into place and we are on our way! <BR> <BR... Fri, 25 Jun 2010 12:53:52 EST Fun and Games Ok, we all know that we need to exercise our bodies, but do you realize that we should also be exercising our brains? If you're like me, it seems that my gray matter is evaporating on a daily basis. SO, I found some BRAIN GAMES! This one is great. I've always been confused about those little eastern states, but after playing this game three (or was it four?) times, I'm finally getting it. Good luck! <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Thu, 24 Jun 2010 23:26:52 EST new pics Hi! You asked so I added a few more doggie pics to my SparkPage. This is a great team! Thu, 24 Jun 2010 20:21:14 EST Hello Westie Lovers! I stumbled on this team by accident--and boy, do I belong here! I had no idea this team existed. I am on my third Westie. My first was Heather a Christmas gift from my new husband in 1977. Heather lived for 13 wonderful years. I got my second, Kelsie, shortly after Heather died. I didn't think anyone could replace Heather. Kelsie became a diabetic at age 7. I spent the next 6 years giving her an insulin shot every 12 hours--no matter what. She also lived to be 13. Shortly before Kel... Thu, 24 Jun 2010 16:59:48 EST Frozen "diet" meals One of the gals on another team posted this and I thought it was interesting. I can't eat these anymore because they all contain wheat, but I used to eat Lean Cuisines quite often. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>spx?vid=bd2cd3d4-77ec-4b08-8ceb-c42777<BR>2a0b8d </link> Thu, 17 Jun 2010 11:52:23 EST Yet Another Newby Hi everyone! I have been on sparkpeople for about a month but I am just now starting to really explore the site. Of course the first thing I looked for was a team that related to Westies. I am looking to get healthy the "right way" and put a lifetime of yo-yo dieting behind me. I am learning a lot about health, eating and exercise and I wish I had learned this 20 years ago but at 41 I am still learning new tricks. <BR> My darling furry baby is Chloe. She is four years old tomorrow (Yay!) and... Mon, 14 Jun 2010 22:38:20 EST Not Receiving Emails? Hi Team, <BR> <BR> I realized that I am not the only one who periodically stops receiving email from Spark People. What I've learned... It is not because of Spark People but because of my email provider blocking what they suspect is spam, then SP stops sending. Here's what you do to fix that... and you may have to do it several times, whenever you feel the emails are stopped. <BR> <BR> Go to "My Tools" "Start" Page <BR> Under where you see you name with a "Welcome 'Your Name'" choose "Ac... Sun, 13 Jun 2010 16:14:55 EST Challenge Results & Chat <em>311</em> <em>311</em> <em>311</em> <BR> <BR> 5000 Steps A Day Challenge Results for May 2010 <BR> <em>205</em> <BR> JULIE_MAY = 410,224 - CONGRATULATIONS!! <BR> <BR> LOTSALUVISA = 110,787 <BR> AMAS92568 = 109,800 <BR> EMSSBEARS = 92,860 <BR> CRYS1120 = 81,687 <BR> WESTIEGAL1 = 124,826 <BR> REBECKY44 = 44,208 <BR> ELISELOVE1 = 44,159 <BR> <BR> <BR> TOTAL Steps = 1,018,551 <BR> May Total Miles = 509 <BR> 2010 Total Miles = 4,032 <BR> <em>250</em> <em>243</em> <BR> <BR> <em>31... Wed, 9 Jun 2010 14:46:53 EST Healthy Tip to Use Everyday! •Keep a food journal - You can do this easily by buying a compact notebook that will fit in your purse or pocket and taking it wherever you go. Whenever you eat anything at all, you should write it down in your food journal. You have to be diligent and write even the smallest amounts of food like a few bites of a chocolate bar down. <BR> <BR> Everything goes in the food journal. You can review your food journal to see how well you are doing at following healthy eating tips and good habits. Y... Tue, 8 Jun 2010 12:25:08 EST Do all Westies? Gidget always Gallops when she is happy and I am wondering if this is a Gidget thing or a Westie thing. When she runs after the ball she runs but, when she brings it back, she does more of trot/gallop look at me jumpy step. Now that should go in the dictionary beside poor descriptions! <BR> <BR> Also, does anyone else have a dog that insists on sunning themselves no matter how hot it is? She will go sit in the sun when it is 95. My hubby says she must have been reading all the hype about... Sun, 6 Jun 2010 18:19:54 EST Definitely A Wesite Fan!! Hi all! I just joined the team and I am so excited to find a group of people who love westies like I do! I have two westies, Ari(a girl) and Rooney(a boy). They are a year apart but they have the same parents, so they are actually brother and sister :) They are just so much fun and they play crazy all the time. I have been loving looking at everyone's pictures and I will probably post some more of my own since I don't even have any up of Rooney yet (shameful!!, haha) Besides hanging out with ... Mon, 31 May 2010 23:15:48 EST Burn 7000 in June! This is a challenge that anyone can do - whether your "thing" is cardio, weight-lifting, yoga, yardwork, or just washing the dishes. If you browse the Spark Fitness Tracker, you'll find entries for things like Playing With Kids and even Playing an Instrument! Let's burn 7,000 calories this month and get ready for summer! <BR> <BR> Here is a sample: <BR> <BR> Burned: 300 <BR> Remaining: 6,700 <BR> <em>311</em> <em>34</em> <em>418</em> <em>260</em> <em>276</em> Mon, 31 May 2010 15:09:22 EST Healthy Daily Habits! Begins May 30 - June 5th <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <BR> <BR> Many of you are on my Mediterranean Way Team, so I apologize for giving you the same challenge for both teams, but this challenge is such a good challenge for all of us to do I had to break personal my rule (Rule #26) and share the same challenge for both teams. <BR> <BR> ******~~~~~****** <BR> <BR> This challenge is to establish the DAILY HABITS. <BR> <BR> This week, record all your food in Spark. Stay within your daily ca... Sat, 29 May 2010 19:45:16 EST Canned Fat Drive Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I found an article about another team while reading articles last night and thought that some of you might like it if you haven't already seen it. <BR> <BR> The link to the article is: <BR><BR>vation_articles.asp?id=1243 <BR> <BR> They save can goods for each pound lost and give it to food banks, etc. It's a good idea and a nice story. <BR> <BR> Linda Fri, 28 May 2010 23:28:14 EST Challenge for June - 5000 Steps or 2 miles a Day <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <BR> <em>311</em> <em>311</em> <em>311</em> <BR> Let's keep moving as we change things up during June! <BR> <BR> This is a take off from our weekly "5000 Steps a Day Challenge" that had been ongoing, only you have the choice to track steps or miles or both!! <BR> <BR> Your steps will be added to our already ongoing totals to see how far we've walked as a team during 2010. <BR> <BR> NO QUITTING NOW! We are 1/2 way though 2010!! <BR> <BR> Te... Fri, 28 May 2010 12:27:02 EST Cute Story I received this cute story today and thought my fellow dog and children lovers would enjoy it! <BR> <BR> A farmer had some puppies he needed to sell. <BR> <BR> He painted a sign advertising the 4 pups and set about nailing it to a post on the edge of his yard. As he was driving the last nail into the post, he felt a tug on his overalls. He looked down into the eyes of little boy. <BR> <BR> "Mister," he said, "I want to buy one of your puppies." <BR> <BR> "Well," said the farmer, as he r... Tue, 25 May 2010 17:30:24 EST Didn't think the team was for me I came across the team by accident. We had a Westie before we went overseas. As she was old, she stayed home with another family where she had a fun filled 5 years. She was loads of fun and miss having her around. So when I saw all the cute Westie photos, I'm jealous. How can I be on a team of members that I'm totally jealous of? On my wish list, when we finally go home for good, there will be a wish for 2 westies. Well you can't just have one can you? Of course 2 could be trouble. Mon, 24 May 2010 13:12:47 EST Favorite (healthy) recipes Do you have any good recipes that you'd like to share? We've all changed the way we eat and we probably have favorite recipes that are just as good as the unhealthy one we used to make. <BR> <BR> I'll start, I cut this recipe out of a Midwest Living magazine a long time ago ((10 years). It is one of my favorites. <BR> <BR> Good for You Pork Medallions <BR> <BR> 12 oz pork tenderloin <BR> seasoned pepper <BR> non stick cooking spray <BR> 2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms <BR> 1 cup beef bro... Tue, 18 May 2010 20:58:44 EST Mini-Challenge for Week May 17-22 <em>317</em> <em>317</em> <em>317</em> <BR> <BR> Let's mix it up and do a variety of exercises without leaving the house! Everyday this week I will give you a new workout to do. Do as much as you can -- we will be doing them together. <BR> <BR> Scoring: Give yourself 5 points for each strength training workout completed (max 15), another 5 points for every 30 minutes of cardio (no limit), and 1 point for every 8 oz of water! (no limit!) <BR> <BR> High score will receive a Team Goo... Sun, 16 May 2010 13:41:08 EST Inspirational Blog of the Day! I was sitting here this morning watching the rain and without the motivation to get up and do something when this blog came across my path. I would like to share it with you this morning, just in case you are in the same frame of mind that I was in. Enjoy! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=3203311 </link> Mon, 10 May 2010 11:30:26 EST Tip of the Day! Curb Overeating with this mealtime trick! <BR> <link><BR>-with-this-mealtime-trick?ha=1&eid=570<BR>4&memberid=31240056 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Mon, 10 May 2010 10:41:01 EST FEEL IT Challenge I am posting this challenge here if anyone wants to join in: <BR> <BR> FEEL IT CHALLENGE!!!! <BR> <BR> FEEL IT: <BR> <BR> F - Fruits or Veggies - Get in 5 servings a day (1pt) <BR> <BR> E - Eight Cups of Water a day (1 pt per 8 oz, max 8 pts per day) <BR> <BR> E - Eat it and Track it - Track all your food and drink (1pt) <BR> <BR> L - Lower Body - 12 Reps per Set - 1 pt per set (max 10 pts a day) <BR> <BR> I - Ignite Your Body - For every 30 mins of Cardio 1 pt (max 90 mins or 3... Thu, 6 May 2010 00:45:24 EST Anybody know where GLAD2BME2 went? I haven't seen here on SP in over a month. Anybody know if she's on vacay? Mon, 3 May 2010 21:59:36 EST Hi! Another Westie Mom HI! I am new to the website and to the group. I need to lose weight and am challenged by health problems which cause problems with fatigue and meds that cause weight gain. UGH! With those odds, I need all the good cheer I can get and nothing brings that like a good Westie story. My Westie, named Gidget is 6 years old, acts like the female she is, and is our head of household. She is the empty nest child and is a bit spoiled but a true joy. I don't know what I would do without her. I ca... Tue, 27 Apr 2010 19:07:04 EST Newbie Hello all, I have just found this site a few days ago and am tooling around a bit. I found you and thought I would say hello. <BR> I too am owned by a 10 month old Westie girl named Duffy. She is a bit of a handful being the terrier puppy that she is but we do love her. We walk morning and evening and boy that really helps with her unbounding energy. I had a Westie who lived 18 years. My goal is to live longer than the dog! Thu, 22 Apr 2010 16:15:34 EST Mini-Challenge for Week of April 17-23 <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <BR> Mini-Challenge for the week! <BR> <BR> *****Start Copy Here***** <BR> <BR> Walking- Minimum of 15 Minutes a day. Set your timer! Inside, outside just walk, enjoy the beauty around you. Let's Do It! <BR> <BR> Sat: <BR> Sun: <BR> Mon: <BR> Tues: <BR> Wed: <BR> Thurs: <BR> Fri: <BR> <BR> TOTAL MINUTES: <BR> <em>311</em> <BR> Continue the Motivating Others (leave messages on Spark Pages, blogs or give Spark Goodies to motivate your Wes... Thu, 15 Apr 2010 13:05:46 EST Howd)y Westie Gals! Just a shout out to all my SP friends. I miss chatting and checking in with all of you so much. My world has been turned upside down....all I can manage to do these days is weigh in each week and get it posted on the tracker. My schedule is so different now and I am having trouble adjusting and getting into a normal routine. The hours we work are like being on the midnight to early morning shift. I am definitely not a night owl so this is so different for me. I am not complaining becaus... Mon, 5 Apr 2010 12:00:08 EST Walking my Westie Duncan Can anyone please tell me how to calculate my steps or miles walked per day into how many calories I have burned. This is a great SparkTeam Page, thanks for creating it! <BR> pjbythebay Thu, 1 Apr 2010 14:13:57 EST Instructions: How to Remove Ticks <em>338</em> <BR> Ticks thrive in woody, grassy and brushy areas and carry diseases such as Rocky Mountain spotted fever and Lyme disease. That's why it's essential to keep them off your pet. Here is a link with a few steps to ensure your pet is tick free. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ets.html </link> <BR> <BR> I hope your Westie never gets a tick so that you will never have remove one! <BR> <em>26</em> Fri, 19 Mar 2010 16:01:07 EST Hi everyone! I'm Tami from southern California, and I just joined yesterday. So far, so good! I'm so happy that there's a Westie group. (Thanks to Redcatcher for pointing that out to me!) <BR> <BR> My Westie, Fiona, just turned 2 in February. She is such a little sweetie! She loves to cuddle, and she's very sensitive to the emotions of her people. Anytime someone is a little upset or frustrated, Fi has to get right up on their lap, look them in the face like she is checking that they're ok and give... Thu, 18 Mar 2010 16:13:19 EST New to this Team...Love my Westie! Hello fellow Westie fans! I had always owned big dogs and my 4 yr old male Westie, Quincy, is like no other. He owns my heart. He has so much I assume they all do in this breed, and brings an abundance of joy to my life. Ok..that sounds dramatic...but I tell you..they know how to tug at your heartstrings! <BR> <BR> I have lost 27 lbs. since February 4th and have about 95 more lbs. to go. I take it one day at a time and many times, one meal at a time. I have been a yo-yo di... Thu, 18 Mar 2010 13:42:14 EST Sore Paws (my dog's, not mine) My neighbor said she noticed the other day that Ailie was somewhat gingerly walking across our gravel drive on her way to greet her. She mentioned that her paws probably were hurting because she normally TEARS across anything to get to Gwen (her second "mom"). Ailie has been walking a lot of miles with me on an asphalt trail and I am wondering if any of you have any suggestions for sore paws. I went looking on the internet for ideas and stopped at "a paste of pine tar and fuller's earth." No... Thu, 18 Mar 2010 13:23:40 EST Do you fitness walk with your Westie? When you are out for a fitness walk, do you take your Westie along or does their constant stopping to explore put a crimp in your style? <BR> It seems that when I take either of my Westies along with me that I'm always stopping and starting. I like to take them, but it seems that they are getting more beneficial exercise than I am. Mon, 15 Mar 2010 02:06:20 EST I Love Westies!!! Frankly, I was surprised to find a Westie Fan Group, but I shouldn't have been. Once they find your heart, they don't let go. I have two of these loveable girls as well as two Miniature Australian Shepherds. Quite a houseful! Love them all. <em>30</em> Mon, 15 Mar 2010 01:09:16 EST Walking your dog on a treadmill If you own a treadmill, you can exercise your dog on the treadmill. It works well and just requires some patience. Introduce standing or sitting on the treadmill first. Coax the dogs on the lead to the treadmill with liver bits. Once they are comfortable standing on the treadmill, try to start it slowly. Continue feeding pieces of liver bits to keep them on the treadmill. <BR> <BR> Most of the time they are so preoccupied with the liver bits, they just start walking to get more treats. Even... Sun, 14 Mar 2010 20:41:37 EST Introducing Yourself to the Team- <em>235</em> <em>235</em> <em>235</em> <BR> PLEASE DON'T POST HERE. THIS IS AN INFORMATIONAL POST. PLEASE BEGIN YOUR OWN TOPIC! THANKS. <BR> <em>235</em> <em>235</em> <em>235</em> <BR> <BR> Welcome New Members to the Westie Fan Team! <BR> <BR> Please start your own Topic under the "Introduce Yourself to Team Forum" to tell us a little bit about yourself and your Westie. We are so glad that you found us on Spark People. <BR> <BR> Let me share with you what is going on in the... Sun, 14 Mar 2010 00:02:32 EST Westie LUCKY Challenge -Mar 14-Mar 17 So this Challenge Starts Sunday and ends on Wednesday Night. <BR> <BR> LUCKY CHALLENGE! <BR> <BR> L: Lower body: 1 point per Set of 20 reps, 5 points max per day. <BR> <BR> U: Upper body: 1 point per Set of 20 reps, 5 points max per day. <BR> <BR> C: Cardio: 20 minutes=5 points, Max 60 mins per day 15 points. <BR> <BR> K: Keep it in range: stay in your calorie range=5 points per day. <BR> <BR> Y: You Time: Spend 15 minutes on you, meditating, organizing, blogging, whatever=5 point... Fri, 12 Mar 2010 13:44:33 EST New guy Love Westies. Glad to see others who do to! Name is Charlie from the Twin Cities. Dad of Two daughters. Live on a lake, and love to golf. See ya! <BR> Thu, 11 Mar 2010 20:30:07 EST A must read Fixed <BR> <BR> I posted a link to this on my Alabama Team and Mamabear asked me to post it here too. <BR> <BR> This is definitely thought provoking. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=2976563 </link> Wed, 10 Mar 2010 15:12:57 EST Weird things my westie does... Riley is weird sometimes and I just wonder if all westies have some of this same behaviors or if my dog needs Cesar Milan!?! <BR> <BR> *He chases and barks and tries to catch reflections of light. <BR> <BR> *He will chase a lazer pointer for hours if you are willing to move it around <BR> <BR> Tue, 2 Mar 2010 15:23:41 EST Safety while you’re out and about? Okay ladies I would like to ask you all a question... <BR> <BR> What safety precautions do each of you take when you’re out by yourself? Seems most of us live in a household that joint walking for general health or walking our precious Westies is done solo. <BR> Sun, 28 Feb 2010 15:46:00 EST Westie LEAP challenge (Feb 27-Mar 1) For this challenge let's LEAP into Spring. This challenge will be mostly about doing things to help us recover so that we can leap into the Spring season. <BR> <BR> L - Learn from others. Read a success story and find one point that you would like to try to incorporate into your plan. Post it in the LEAP Challenge thread. 1 point for each story. <BR> <BR> E- energize yourself. Time to get that much needed rest. 1 point for each hour of sleep. <BR> <BR> A- account for all food that yo... Thu, 25 Feb 2010 23:20:03 EST Puppies Mamabear asked me to drop by and let everyone know. We have westie puppies. I love puppies. It is my baby Lady's litter. She had 5! Wow! 4 boys and a girl. They are 4 weeks old this Saturday. So we are having puppy battles and growls. One little boy is barking at everything. We are referring to him as Tuff Enuff. Although I think his new owner is going to name him Jock. <BR> We just love our westie babies. Thu, 25 Feb 2010 12:18:16 EST What is your love language? I was listening to KLOVE this morning while getting ready for work and the day and they are showcasing a book by Gary Chapman called 5 Love Languages. <BR> <BR> Some of you might have heard of it and read it already but I just found it so interesting. So below is a link to go online and find out what your love language is. <BR> <BR> I think this could be a useful tool, because like me, if your language is Words of Affirmation then you know that praises on your progress are what is going to... Thu, 25 Feb 2010 11:02:32 EST Just busted the Kentwood man... Not for pushing drugs or anything but for trying to get me to buy crap that I don't need. <BR> <BR> He wanted me to buy some "Arnold Palmer" half tea half lemonade packets to put in my water bottles and I asked him how many calories they had; he said 5 per packet. I looked at the free sample that he gave me and it said there were two servings per pack and that means 10 calories per pack. <BR> <BR> UGH NO! <BR> <BR> Then he said come on 10 calories, and I said NO man! I can spend those 1... Wed, 24 Feb 2010 17:02:38 EST Mexican Tomato Chicken Soup-HCG Friendly Makes 4 servings approximately 250 calories each <BR> <BR> 1 small can Mexican style tomatoes-blended <BR> 1 small can petite diced tomatoes <BR> 1 small can chicken broth <BR> 1 small can green chilies <BR> 14 oz. diced chicken breast (cooked) <BR> 4 oz. diced onion <BR> 4 oz. diced celery <BR> cilantro-chopped to taste <BR> 1 jalapeno or serano chili pepper without seeds, chopped <BR> cumin to taste <BR> chili powder to taste <BR> salt & pepper <BR> <BR> Add all ingredients and let simmer... Sun, 21 Feb 2010 18:38:50 EST Woo-Hoo! 5 Big Login Points Today!!! <em>104</em> <BR> Many of you have been following along with my "2 login point journey" as I created a 2 point streak for at least 19 days in a row. (I say "at least" because I was getting 2 points a day for a few days before I started counting.) <BR> <BR> Well, today I got 5 points!!! Maybe it's the luck-o-the-Irish with St. Patrick's Day around the corner. Whatever, it's good! <BR> <em>244</em> <em>334</em> <em>224</em> <em>104</em> <BR> Elizabeth Sat, 20 Feb 2010 10:56:33 EST Extra! Extra! Read All About It! <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <BR> <BR> A Thick and Creamy Weight Loss Aid <BR> <BR> <link><BR>amy-weight-loss-aid </link> <BR> <BR> <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <em>215</em> Sat, 20 Feb 2010 10:12:47 EST FEB Weekend Challenge (Feb 19-23) FEB CHALLENGE!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> F - Fruits and Veggies, 1 point per serving No Max <BR> <BR> E - Eight Cups of Water Daily 1 point per Cup No Max (But don't over do it either) <BR> <BR> B - Boost that Metabolism!! Count your Fitness Mins this week. 1 point Per Mintute! This includes all fitness such as walking, Strength Training, Swimming, Wii Fit, Yoga etc. <BR> <BR> <BR> Challenge Starts FRIDAY AND ENDS TUESDAY!! <BR> <BR> FRI F( ) E( ) B( ) <BR> SAT F( ) E( ) B( ) <BR> SUN ... Thu, 18 Feb 2010 21:54:15 EST Valentine Challenge! <em>26</em> <em>26</em> <em>26</em> <em>26</em> <em>26</em> <BR> Beth setup this wonderful challenge for us to do over the Valentine Weekend. I'm posting it (late) in our challenges so that no one will miss it! <BR> <BR> <em>26</em> <em>26</em> <em>26</em> <em>26</em> <em>26</em> <BR> <BR> VALENTINE CHALLENGE!!!! <BR> <BR> So for the Weekend Challenge, this is it. You guys want to go CUPID? <BR> <BR> CUPID <BR> C Core 5 points per 20 reps, not to exceed 20 points a day. <... Fri, 12 Feb 2010 23:31:21 EST EXTRA!! EXTRA!! READ ALL ABOUT IT!! <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <BR> While I was reading articles on Spark People I came across this article I would like to share with you for motivation! <BR> <BR> Motivated to Move <BR> Use Numbers to Your Advantage <BR> -- By Elizabeth Evans Fryer, Health & Fitness Writer <BR> <link><BR>_articles.asp?id=252 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <em>215</em> Fri, 12 Feb 2010 12:18:53 EST On Vacation Hi everyone! DH and I are going to spend the next 4 days in Phoenix, and I probably won't have much internet access. I'll be back online Tuesday. I hope that everyone has a great Presidents' weekend! <BR> Elizabeth Thu, 11 Feb 2010 23:46:05 EST Mini-Challenge -- Monday! <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <BR> <BR> Mini-Challenge for Monday, Feb. 8: <BR> <BR> VIDEO: Day 3 Bootcamp Workout <BR> 7-Minute Upper Body Workout with Dumbbells <BR> -- By Nicole Nichols, Fitness Instructor <BR> <BR> <em>34</em> <BR> <BR> About this Workout <BR> This workout is part of SparkPeople's 7-Day Bootcamp Workout plan. Coach Nicole has created an easy-to-follow upper body workout that you can do anywhere, with a pair of dumbbells and a chair. These ... Mon, 8 Feb 2010 11:28:06 EST Doggie Jokes Two Scottish nuns have just arrived in USA by boat and one says to the other, "I hear that the people of this country actually eat dogs." "Odd," her companion replies, "but if we shall live in America, we might as well do as the Americans do." <BR> <BR> Nodding emphatically, the mother superior points to a hot dog vendor and they both walk towards the cart. "Two dogs, please," says one. <BR> <BR> The vendor is too pleased to oblige, wraps both hot dogs in foil, and hands them over the count... Thu, 4 Feb 2010 22:08:36 EST Mini-Challenge -- Thursday <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <BR> Mini-Challenge today Feb 4. Please read the following article "Part 2-Plateau Busters". Then tell us what you think, and if you have ever experienced hitting a plateau and whether or not you were able to bust past your plateau. <BR> <BR> Plateau Busters - Part 2 <BR> Include Adequate Rest in Your Exercise Program <BR> -- By Nicole Nichols, Personal Trainer <BR> <BR> Before you inhale a bag of cookies to console yourself, realiz... Wed, 3 Feb 2010 22:44:18 EST Hi! How lovely to see a whole bunch of Westie lovers together! <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> My Pebbles is 4 and a half years old and a right little hooligan! Are all Westies this hyper? I wouldn't change her for the world though!!! <BR> <BR> <em>304</em> so much to the lovely people who posted 'welcome' messages on my page Tue, 2 Feb 2010 18:10:19 EST February Westie LOVE challenge In honor of the month best known for love we are going to be doing a LOVE challenge. This challenge will run from Wednesday Feb 3 thru Saturday Feb 6. <BR> As before you can cut and paste this into a blog to keep track of your points each day and also earn Spark points for yourself! <BR> <BR> <BR> L- Leave a message welcoming a New Member to Sparks. (Under Community Tab on your main page, go to Spark Pages on the left-hand side is a list of Recently Added Spark Pages. Choose one and leave ... Mon, 1 Feb 2010 11:18:41 EST Looking for a Westie Puppy...Help! Hi everyone. I joined this team several months ago because our family westie joined my daughter and her boyfriend when they moved to Chicago. And I miss her! <BR> <BR> I miss my daughter, too...LOL! <BR> <BR> But, I am looking for a new westie puppy to bring home. Our Skyelea has a beautiful coat and pretty pink skin...the inside of her ears are pink, too. I would prefer to have one that looked like her, however, I am sure I will love it no matter what. I would just prefer to start the... Fri, 29 Jan 2010 13:23:13 EST My feet feel Great!!!! I just have to tell all my friends out there about the new shoes I bought. I got the Shape-Up shoes from Skechers and my feet feel great. I feel like I am wearing house shoes at work. I have had problems with my feet which effects my exercise level. Now, after A full eight hours on my feet I don't mind exercising when I get home or taking a walk, or working around the house. They are also supposed to work the muscles in your legs and booty and shape you up. <BR> <em>244</em> <em>244</em> Wed, 27 Jan 2010 23:10:35 EST Mini-Challenge -- Sunday <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <BR> You've probably already noticed that my Mini-Challenges consist of my Spark People personal finds. Today I was reading the "4 Keys to Smart Nutrition" which lead me to read The "10 Step Plan". I would like to share Step 1 with you! <BR> <BR> Please read with me "Step 1: Put "I" into Your Vocabulary" Mind Over Body: A Healthy Lifestyle Plan for Success -- By Dean Anderson, Behavioral Psychology Expert as your Mini-Challenge for Sunday. <BR> ... Sun, 24 Jan 2010 16:01:57 EST FINALLY REACHED MY SHORT TERM GOAL! <em>334</em> Hello to all of my Westie Pals. First of all thank you all for all of your prayers and support. It does appear that things are finally coming together with our business. We signed the lease on the building yesterday and will be moving to a new town. We are really excited. I don't think it would have happened without your prayers. <BR> <BR> I FINALLY LOST MY SHORT TERM GOAL OF 20 LBS.!!! I am so excited and proud to have finally made it. I started Spark on Sept. 18, 2009 a... Sun, 24 Jan 2010 09:50:00 EST Mini-Challenge -- Saturday! Let's bust that butt today! <BR> <BR> <BR> Butt-Blasting Workout! <BR> <BR> About This Workout <BR> Did you know that the gluteus maximus is actually the largest AND strongest muscle in the human body? This muscle works hard when you run or briskly walk—especially when going uphill. But women also tend to store fat in the buttocks. While fat storage here is normal and healthy, excessive fat storage on top of the largest muscle in the body can result in a lot of bulk. With age, this area... Sat, 23 Jan 2010 12:19:42 EST Mini-Challenge -- Friday Mini-challenge for Friday is going to end the week with stretches to take care of our bodies. <BR> <BR> This video will help you stretch your lower body without any equipment. Coach Nicole will take you through one short set of 4 different stretches that target your thighs (quads, hamstrings, inner thighs) and glutes. You can perform these stretches lying on the floor—just make sure your muscles are warmed up first! <BR> <link><BR>_articles.asp?id=102... Fri, 22 Jan 2010 10:26:35 EST Mini-challenge - Wednesday Upper Body Challenge -- For this mini-challenge you will need a chair, a set of dumbbells & an exercise mat for the stretches at the finish. <BR> <em>34</em> <BR> <BR> This workout is part of SparkPeople's 7-Day Bootcamp Workout plan. Coach Nicole has created an easy-to-follow upper body workout that you can do anywhere, with a pair of dumbbells and a chair. These targeted exercises (plus stretches) will help you develop tighter and firmer muscles over time. Free of complex choreography, t... Wed, 20 Jan 2010 11:35:47 EST Mini-Challenge - Tuesday OK Teamies, we know what our portions are supposed to be from yesterday's Pop Quiz, so let's see if we can put it into practice! <BR> <BR> Today's mini-challenge is in two parts. <BR> <BR> #1 Track all your food today. Stay mindful about what you are eating and how much. <BR> <BR> #2 Check back in at the end of the day and share what you learned today on managing your portions. <BR> <BR> <em>306</em> <em>301</em> <em>274</em> <BR> <BR> As always, remember to drink your 8-8oz glass... Tue, 19 Jan 2010 09:20:46 EST Help for Haiti I know that this doesn't exactly fit the focus of our team, but I am deeply disturbed about the tragedy in Haiti. I'm posting this list of charities that we were given at church yesterday in case anyone would like to donate for Haitian relief. I was horrified when I saw some of the news stories yesterday; without going into detailed, there is not a single one of us who would allow our dogs to live that way. <BR> <BR> Our priest also included three sites for gauging the efficiency and int... Mon, 18 Jan 2010 10:51:26 EST Mini-Challenge - Monday POP QUIZ! MONDAY POP QUIZ! Portion Distortion! <BR> <BR> Take the quiz and share with us your results! <BR> <link><BR>_start.asp?quizid=32 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>301</em> Sun, 17 Jan 2010 17:35:29 EST Oh goody goody goody!!!! Hello all…Wow a Westie team how grand is that. I am proud to be owned by a 12 week old Westie . My Fosse of Love…Fosse for short has literally saved my life. If interested this blog pretty much tells my story so I’ll save repeating them here. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=2715223 </link> <BR> <BR> I look forward to getting to know all the special people owned by their Westies. Until then have a great day. <BR> <BR> Fri, 15 Jan 2010 15:26:38 EST In Need of Prayers of Hope Hello all of my Westie Friends. Hope everyone is doing great. I am writing to you today asking for your prayers. My husband and I need them desperately. A year and a half ago we lost our income. I have never talked about it because it is difficult to talk about. We are self employed and were doing work through my brother in law. After the work stopped, we waited around for months thinking that things were going to start back up. The excuse was the economy and that may have been partly... Thu, 14 Jan 2010 11:09:01 EST Westie Challenge - January 12-15 (Tues-Fri) Copy the following starred area spelling WESTIE into a blog then go into your blog each day and update your points for that day. You will get 3 Spark Points each day that you edit the blog (for posting a blog)that will count toward your Spark Points for the day. <BR> <BR> There are 120 total points for the challenge and it lasts for 4 days Tuesday through Friday. Hope you have fun while getting healthy. <BR> <BR> ****************************************<BR>**************** <BR> W – WATER:... Sat, 9 Jan 2010 21:47:50 EST Mini-Challenge - January 9 Mini-Challenge for Saturday January 9th is to read the motivational article on 3 Ways to Stop Negative Thinking. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ion_articles.asp?id=614&page=4 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <BR> Continue to drink 8 8oz glasses of water a day and track your food. <BR> <em>91</em> <em>301</em> Sat, 9 Jan 2010 11:37:46 EST Mini-Challenge - January 6 Let's work on getting those beautiful sculpted arms back! Today's challenge is to do Wall Push-ups. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>es.asp?ID=108&from=fitness </link> <BR> <BR> <em>85</em> <BR> <BR> Continue drinking your 8-8oz glasses of water and tracking what you eat ... always try to stay within your calorie or net carb range. <BR> <BR> Happy Wednesday, Westie Fans! <BR> <em>9</em> Wed, 6 Jan 2010 10:42:19 EST 2010 - Goals & Resolutions Keep Your Goals & Resolutions <BR> Goals and resolutions are easy to make, and equally easy to break. This year try a bright new perspective on your goals for the year by keeping a few of these tips in mind. <BR> <BR> •Make a few “life-long goals” or resolutions that will have a positive impact on your life in the long term and become a part of your everyday routine. For example, goals related to finances, health and wellness or giving back to the community. <BR> <BR> •Keep yourself from f... Tue, 5 Jan 2010 12:08:36 EST Mini-Challenge -January 5 Consistency is one of the keys to success. Read the following article as your Mini-Challenge for the day! <BR> <BR> Consistency Eventually Leads to Breakthroughs - Sweat the Small Stuff! <link><BR>ion_articles.asp?id=311 </link> <BR> <em>292</em> Mon, 4 Jan 2010 22:06:25 EST Mini-Challenge - January 4 It's Monday and time for a POP QUIZ! LOL <BR> <BR> Your Challenge for today is to take this quiz to find out just how much you really know about Fast Food! I took the quiz and I was amazed to find out what I knew, and at even more amazed at what I didn't know! <BR> <BR> Enjoy! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>_summary.asp?quizid=51 </link> Mon, 4 Jan 2010 00:16:25 EST Tomatoes for Dogs??????? Does anyone know if tomatoes are bad for dogs? Knucklehead Toby (my ten year old fur baby on the left in my profile picture) found some of those small grape tomatoes. He was eating his fourth one when I caught him. I know that a lot of veggies are okay for dogs, but I don't know about tomatoes. <BR> <BR> If anyone knows please share. I'll be doing a Google search on this one. <BR> ~Elizabeth Sun, 3 Jan 2010 15:18:11 EST Mini-Challenge - January 3 Good Sunday Morning Westie Fans! <BR> <BR> Let's make 2010 the best year ever!! <BR> <BR> Mini-Challenge for today is in 2 parts: <BR> 1. Drink 8-8oz glasses of water today <BR> 2. Track everything you eat either in a journal or on Spark People's Nutrition Tracker. <BR> <BR> Let's go team!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>274</em> <em>301</em> Sun, 3 Jan 2010 10:47:57 EST Mini-Challenge - January 2 Good Morning Westie Fans! <BR> <BR> Your Mini-Challenge for today is to do Coach Nicole's Butt-Blasting Workout! <BR> <link><BR>_articles.asp?id=727 </link> <BR> <BR> WooHoo! <BR> Becky <BR> <em>417</em> Sat, 2 Jan 2010 10:14:50 EST 5,000 Steps a Day - Challenge for 2010!! <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <BR> Gather 'round Westie Fans! 2010 will soon be here!! <BR> <BR> Get your pedometers calibrated and ready to do some serious walking for 2010, beginning January 2nd!! <BR> <BR> Join the Team Goals to Walk 5,000 Steps a Day! 5,000 steps isn't all that much to ask. I know we can do that! <BR> <BR> Sign up here and let me know if you want to participate. Here is a link to a spreadsheet where you can keep track of your steps. I will post the ... Tue, 29 Dec 2009 17:58:37 EST Mini-Challenge for December 29th New Year's is right around the corner! Can you believe that it's 2010? <BR> <BR> While I was reading the Spark Book Bonus I came across "Make Your Resolution On Purpose this Year". If you haven't already read it, here is the link. <BR> <link><BR>ion_articles.asp?id=330 </link> <BR> <BR> If you have already read it... think about what your resolutions are for 2010. Share with us. <BR> <em>411</em> <em>26</em> Tue, 29 Dec 2009 17:14:25 EST Mini-Challenge for December 27 Are you Prepared to Reach your Goals? Mini-Challenge for today: <BR> <BR> 1.Take the Spark People Quiz and see how ready you really are! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ent_questions.asp?quizid=52 </link> <BR> <BR> 2. Join the discussion and tell us how you did in the quiz, and what you think you need to improve your "readiness" to meet the goal for 2010. <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> <BR> Sun, 27 Dec 2009 16:03:17 EST Mini Challenge for Dec 24-Christmas Eve! Christmas will be here tomorrow and 2009 is almost gone. For many this means a New Year's Resolution will be made. <BR> <BR> Many goals have been reached in 2009, but still there are many goals waiting to be discovered. <BR> <BR> Let's take a few quiet minutes of quiet time today to think about where we want to be in our journey for healthier lifestyle. <BR> <BR> 1. Read Spark People Mind Over Body <BR> <link><BR>er_body_fat.asp </link> <BR> <BR... Thu, 24 Dec 2009 10:25:04 EST Mini Challenge for December 23 Read Spark People Article <BR> <link><BR>on_articles.asp?id=605 </link> <BR> <BR> And Drink minimum of 8 - 8oz of water today. Wed, 23 Dec 2009 13:11:22 EST Hey Guys My name is Michele, I'm from PA and love Westies! I'm very excited about a place to chat about our Westies! <em>30</em> Tue, 22 Dec 2009 23:00:02 EST No Mini Challenge week Dec 20-26 <em>245</em> <BR> I'm so sorry Team that I didn't come up with a mini-challenge this week. With Buddy getting sick over the weekend my mind went blank! We can pick things up again after Christmas! <BR> <BR> Do what you can to stay on 'point' by watching your calories or net-carbs, and drinking all your water! <BR> <BR> Enjoy your holiday, keeping "healthy" choices always first and foremost! <BR> <BR> Check in and let us all know how you are doing. If you are having any difficulties le... Mon, 21 Dec 2009 14:28:02 EST Howdy From Texas Hello to all of the Westie Team and a warm welcome to all of the new members. <BR> <BR> I have been a bit out of it these days...we are going through some changes in our personal life and it has been a little crazy here. Life certainly can throw you some curve balls and makes you re-evaluate and make decisions that you never thought you would be making. <BR> <BR> As the saying goes, when one door closes another one opens. We need prayers that things will work out for us and really soon. <... Sun, 13 Dec 2009 12:43:36 EST Weekly Mini-Challenge Dec 13 -19 <em>445</em> <em>445</em> <em>445</em> <BR> Part 1: Keep track of ALL your food. You don’t have to track it on SparkPeople; you can just keep a notebook if that’s easier for you. But do keep good records and figure out the calories. Earn 5 points per day just for keeping track (even if you are not within your calorie range). <BR> <em>445</em> <BR> Part 2: Stay within your calorie range. Earn 5 points per day for staying within your calorie range. <BR> <em>445</em> <BR> BONUS: Stay wi... Sun, 13 Dec 2009 10:24:57 EST Westie Incontinence? For a while now Jolie has been leaving wet spots on the furniture but I thought she was drooling because there really was no odor. However, I just read online that incontinence can be a problem for spayed females. Jolie was spayed at a very young age and is now pushing 9 years of age. <BR> <BR> Anybody else having an issue and, if so, what are you doing about it? I'm uncomfortable putting Jolie on a drug. <BR> <BR> Athena Sat, 12 Dec 2009 21:23:55 EST Weeky Mini Challenges <em>91</em> <em>91</em> <em>91</em> <BR> Week: Nov 30 - Dec 6 <BR> Drink a minimum of 8-8oz glasses of water every day. Give yourself 5 points for each day that you complete the challenge. <BR> <em>91</em> <em>91</em> <em>91</em> <BR> <BR> Keep Sparking! <BR> ************** <BR> Mon = <BR> Tues = <BR> Wed = <BR> Thurs = <BR> Fri = <BR> Sat = <BR> Sun = <BR> <BR> Total Points Earned: <BR> ************** Sun, 29 Nov 2009 18:48:48 EST I'm a Newbie and a Westie Lover <em>30</em> Hi everyone. My name is Linda and I am so excited to discover that there is a Westie Team. If you visit my page you will see a pic of our little friend Ruger and what a pistol he is. He is such a pleasure and a lot of our entertainment! <BR> <BR> I am 53 years old and am so glad I found SP. Many friends have been made and I have come to count on the encouragement I recieve from my SP friends. The site has all of the tools we need to succeed on our weight-loss journey. I loo... Mon, 23 Nov 2009 10:04:56 EST December Challenge <em>425</em> <em>425</em> <em>425</em> <em>425</em> <BR> <BR> The holiday season is a real challenge to disordered eaters. It is easy to abandon our healthy eating plans throughout the holiday season and vow to deal with the inevitable weight gain in January. <BR> <BR> It is unrealistic to think that we will not enjoy some holiday indulgences but it is important not to lose sight of our healthy eating goals and practices. <BR> <BR> I propose the following challenge: <BR> <BR> 1. I... Sun, 22 Nov 2009 11:10:02 EST How many Spark Points can you get? <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <BR> <BR> Let's keep it simple while moving up the Leaderboard! <BR> <BR> SparkPeople offers so much for us to learn each day. Let's see just how many SparkPoints did you get today? <BR> <BR> Post your Sparkpoints total for everyday and the team member with the highest SparkPoints at the end of each week will get a SparkGoodie from the Team. <BR> <BR> <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <BR> Tue, 17 Nov 2009 19:59:47 EST Too cute! Love this link<BR>on-coat-factory-black-friday-ad.html <BR> Even the folks at Burlington know that westies are just the cutest dogs ever! Tue, 17 Nov 2009 12:59:54 EST Hi I am new. My name is Julie. I was invited to come over here because we have Westies. We just love them. They are wonderful, smart, fun little dogs. I have 2 girls. 17 and 9. My husband and I stay busy watching them stay busy. <BR> I look forward to getting to know you all. Mon, 16 Nov 2009 09:10:58 EST "Trivia" Challenge <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <BR> KNOWLEGE IS POWERFUL! <BR> <BR> November is a very busy month for most of us. There is a lot going on with families and planning for the upcoming holidays. So let's keep this simple for November and play "T" for Thanksgiving -- the Trivia Challenge! <BR> <BR> Everyday play trivia and post what your score was for "Today", "Month" & "All Time"! It won't be hard and it won't take long. <BR> <BR> So what do you say, do you wanna play? <BR> ... Tue, 3 Nov 2009 10:17:50 EST A "Special Place" to Meet! <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <BR> Since we are in different time zones this is the place that will re-"place" our "Morning Wake Up Call" thread. <BR> <BR> I didn't want to call this "special place" a "Chat Room" because there are so many threads on Spark People that are already called chat room. This will identify our "special place" as truly a "special place" for the Westie Team Members to meet. <BR> <BR> In this "special place" we can offer our encouragement and give suppor... Thu, 22 Oct 2009 21:02:28 EST October: GHOSTLY Challenge for Spark Points! <em>423</em> <em>423</em> <em>423</em> <em>423</em> <em>423</em> <BR> OOOOOOooooooooOOOOoooooo <BR> <BR> Beginning October 1st the "Westie Fans Ghostly Challenge" will begin to earn Spark Points! <BR> <BR> Our Team has been doing exceptionally good earning points and moving up the Spark People Leader Board! This will only help us earn those coveted points! <BR> <BR> OOOOOOooooooooOOOOoooooo <BR> <BR> Each Challenge completed you will be given 5 points, except for the "S... Tue, 29 Sep 2009 13:32:23 EST About you and your favorite things! This is a place where you can tell us about yourself. What are your favorite things to do? Do you have a hobby? Do you work? What is your career? <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Mon, 28 Sep 2009 21:48:29 EST This or That?? Microchips: It would appear that microchipping your pets to be one of the best tools for recovering a lost beloved pet in the twenty-first century. <BR> <BR> Here is a link to help us discuss this subject as a team: <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> I was wondering if you have or haven't microchipped your pets. <BR> <BR> If so - Why? <BR> If not - Why not? <BR> If so - When did you have it done? <BR> If not - Do you plan on having it done? <BR> If so -... Thu, 24 Sep 2009 20:14:01 EST Instructions: How to groom your Westie <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <BR> Before I got Buddy, I wanted to know all there was to know about Westies. In my web searches I came across this Canada Westie Club website on "How to Groom Your Westie" that I still find is one of the best 'step-by-step' instructions I've found to date. <BR> <BR> If you have found another site that you like, please share it with us. <BR> <link><BR>om.html </link> <BR> <BR> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <e... Thu, 24 Sep 2009 12:25:47 EST Instructions: How to care for your Westie Step 1: <BR> Brush a West Highland Terrier about three times a week with a straight bristled brush. Frequent bathing is unnecessary because West Highland Terriers' outer coats are wiry, not oily and don't hold odors easily. For the pet Westie, a general trim with do, but if you are showing your Westie you will need to have him trimmed, plucked and stripped for each show since the Westie show dog has a specific cut and length for his coat. <BR> <BR> Step 2: <BR> Trim often around your dog's e... Sat, 19 Sep 2009 13:57:29 EST hi hi all thought id pop by to say hi :) Thu, 17 Sep 2009 05:02:08 EST westies skin problem Hi, <BR> <BR> My mums little westie josie has a skin pigment deficiency in her skin and it allways looks brown and dirty :( has anyone any advice on how to help this? Thu, 17 Sep 2009 04:59:11 EST Doggie Treats! Hi Team! <BR> <BR> What doggie treats and/or toys do your little partners enjoy gnashing on? <BR> <BR> Buddy enjoys PB in his Kong. It's a ritual every night. He will bring the Kong over to me and drop it at my feet. That is my clue to fill it! I take that opportunity to put his vitamin in the Kong and surround it with the PB. <BR> <BR> Buddy also like Beggin'Strips and Greenies, but their popularity doesn't hold a candle to PEANUT BUTTER! LOL <BR> <BR> How 'bout your partners? <BR> ... Mon, 14 Sep 2009 15:50:46 EST Spark Points Leaderboards! <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <BR> Hi Team, <BR> <BR> I just checked the Spark Points Leaderboards to see where our Westie Team was in the standings. <BR> <em>215</em> <BR> Spark Points: We are in 54th place <BR> Fitness Minutes: We are 57th place <BR> <em>215</em> <BR> I know we can do better than this. We just need to join ourselves together as a team and rack up those points! <BR> <BR> WooHoo! Come on Team! Help us move up the Spark Leaderboard! <BR> ... Mon, 14 Sep 2009 15:03:00 EST Island Hopping Challenge: Hawaiian Islands <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <BR> <BR> Let's walk around the Islands of Hawaii! First challenge: to walk around Oahu which is 227 miles. <BR> <BR> We will begin at Diamond Head heading for H-72. By joining together we can add our miles up and see how many Islands we can conquer! It should be fun! <BR> <BR> Just check in with the Team at least once a week and post your total walking miles. I will post the accumulated miles to indicate where we are. You can also keep track ... Sun, 13 Sep 2009 10:48:34 EST A Day to Remember A day to remember <BR> <BR> We were frightened, yet we were united. We were stunned, yet we were courageous. We were confused, and in that confusion our first, most driving and compelling instinct was to help each other. <BR> <BR> We were shocked and saddened by the ruthless attacks. <BR> <BR> Yet instead of lashing out we reconnected with those things we value most. Instead of being frightened into hiding, we strengthened our sense of purpose and our commitment to the things that truly... Fri, 11 Sep 2009 10:03:55 EST Instructions: How to Trim Dog's Black Nails <em>26</em> <em>26</em> <em>26</em> <em>26</em> <BR> Step 1: <BR> First, have plenty of pea-sized treats ready and on hand to give your dog. <BR> <BR> Step 2: <BR> Next, preferably with one other person, take your dog to a space where there is tile, linoleum, or a floor that is easy to sweep up messes on. Sit down on the floor with your dog. <BR> <BR> Step 3: <BR> Have the extra person hold the dog (if necessary, muzzle the dog) either in their arms if small enough, or just hold the do... Thu, 10 Sep 2009 18:19:06 EST Factoid: Westie <em>26</em> <em>26</em> <em>26</em> <em>26</em> <BR> History: <BR> The American Kennel Club has recognized the highland terrier as part of the terrier group since 1908. Originally, highland terriers came from Scotland where they were bred to control vermin and hunt. <BR> <BR> Temperament: <BR> Highland terriers are an intelligent, alert, friendly, feisty, clever, active and determined breed of dogs. They get along with most all people, and are prone to barking. <BR> <BR> Size: <BR> H... Thu, 10 Sep 2009 18:13:21 EST September: Weekly Weigh-in Log <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <BR> This is where you can log your weekly weigh-in! Come on! We want to rejoice and celebrate with you! <BR> <BR> You may do your weigh-in log anyway you like. You may show your actual weight, or you may show the number plus/minus for that week. <BR> <BR> You can show us other changes too! Such as: Waist to Hip Ratio! This is done monthly with your measurements. <BR> <BR> This is your place! Enjoy! <BR> <BR> <em>215</em> <em>215</e... Fri, 4 Sep 2009 17:25:10 EST September: Log steps, miles or minutes here! <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <BR> <BR> THIS IS THE PLACE! <BR> <BR> Log your September fitness steps, minutes or miles here! Share keeping track with your team! Let's Go Team!! <BR> <BR> <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <BR> <BR> Keep Sparkling! <BR> Becky Mon, 31 Aug 2009 12:05:21 EST Squeeze It In! New Cool Way to Squeeze It In! <BR> <BR> Now exercise can be squeezed in at anytime, anywhere!! <BR> <BR> This site was given by a team member on the QuickFire Challenge Team. Looks like fun!! <BR> <BR> Enjoy! <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Wed, 26 Aug 2009 19:45:22 EST Inspirational Quotes "Fulfillment of your authentic purpose is worth every effort. Never settle for less from yourself than the absolute best you can be." - Ralph Marston <BR> <BR> <em>285</em> Mon, 24 Aug 2009 10:43:25 EST Instructions: How to Clip Your Westie's Head The following instructions are from Spark friend, Millie-Milou, who is a groomer in the UK. Thanks for the instructions Millie! <BR> <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <BR> <em>26</em> <em>26</em> <em>26</em> <BR> Westie faces are a doddle (if you know what you are doing). You need to think "circles, so you cut a semi circle from the nose end down and round then back up again to behind the dog’s ear. The deepest part of the (slightly more than) semi circle should be below the dog... Sun, 23 Aug 2009 12:10:34 EST The Morning Wake-up Call! <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <BR> Good Morning Sparkies! <BR> <BR> Let's make this the best week ever! We can do this! <BR> <BR> So put on those walking shoes and get out there!! The sun is just peeking over the hill tops, and the cool breezes is wafting the sweet smell of 'morning' through the air!! Your body will love you for it, and you will feel great for the rest of the day!! <BR> <BR> So Let's Go!! Grab your leash and take your little four legged friend along for com... Sun, 23 Aug 2009 12:01:13 EST Introduce yourself here! <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <BR> Hi Team Member, <BR> <BR> So glad you joined us. Please tell the other team members something about yourself and why you love your Westie so much. <BR> <BR> Remember that just because this team is for Westie Lovers, we all joined Spark People with the same goal in mind, and that was to become healthier. <BR> <BR> Please join us in the challenges, and help this team grow with good constructive suggestions and/or comments. <BR> ... Sat, 22 Aug 2009 09:47:20 EST Suggestions, comments, etc <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <BR> <BR> Hi Team Members, <BR> <BR> This is the place where you can put in any suggestions or comments about what you would want for this team. <BR> <BR> Even though we are Westie Lovers doesn't mean that this needs to be a team devoted strictly to our dogs. After all, we are here on Spark People for a mutual purpose, and that is to become healthier. <BR> <BR> Hugs, <BR> Becky <BR> <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <em>21... Sat, 22 Aug 2009 09:41:14 EST August Exercise Log <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <BR> <BR> No matter what your choice of exercise is whether it's Yoga, Kickboxing, Running, Walking, or Biking, keep track of your progress here in minutes, steps, or miles! <BR> It's your choice and your place! The only thing you have to do is to... JUST DO IT and MOVE IT! LOL <BR> <em>135</em> <em>216</em> <em>185</em> Fri, 21 Aug 2009 10:06:32 EST Birthday List <em>236</em> <BR> What is your birth date, and your Westie's BD too? Post it here! <BR> <em>44</em> Thu, 20 Aug 2009 17:03:36 EST August - Let's Play Challenge Game! Let's Play a Challenge Game! <BR> <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <BR> Check in with the Team everyday and post your results giving yourself 5 points for each task accomplished. I will announce the winner at the end of the month and they will receive a Spark People Goodie. <BR> <BR> Begin copy & paste here! <BR> ~~~~~~~""~~~~~~~ <BR> <BR> W - Water Drink 8-8oz glasses a day = 5 <BR> E - Eat within your calorie range = 5 <BR> S - SparkPeople Article [Read 1 a day] = 5 <BR> T - Time out - re... Thu, 20 Aug 2009 17:01:13 EST Hello New here... Hi there! I am new to Sparkpeople and so glad to find a Westie Team. I have a three year old westie male, his name is Riley, wooters, rileywooters, wootermans whatever comes out! <BR> <BR> He is one of the sweetest dogs I've ever had, <BR> <BR> Not sure how to post pictures here but if you look on my flickr site there are some photos of him. <BR> <BR> Can't wait to explore more of this team and try some of the challenges! <BR> <BR> Mon, 6 Jul 2009 17:23:29 EST Does your westie have a favorite toy? One of my westies could care less about toys, she'd rather sit in my lap while I played with the others. Her sister loves squeaky tennis balls. Their mother loves the woodpecker mushabelly. My scottie loves whatever the other ones have. He thinks everything is his. Thu, 4 Jun 2009 21:37:49 EST Daily Chit Chat <em>271</em> Good morning everyone <BR> <BR> <em>30</em> Decided to start a chit chat where we can come in and talk instead of the daily cafe. <BR> <BR> Not much on my agenda today just the same old stuff, wish the sun would come out have alot of work to do outside but with the rain its not happening.... <BR> <BR> Have a wonderful day Tue, 5 May 2009 11:23:02 EST Saturday Cafe <em>271</em> good morning <BR> <BR> <em>257</em> lots of rain today <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> Will be doing the elliptical today, and this afternoon will have the granddaughters... <BR> <BR> Have a nice day Sat, 2 May 2009 12:38:35 EST Calorie Counter Log in Make sure to hit the edit button on the bottom of the page to add information daily... <BR> <BR> <BR> If your counting your calories you may want to keep track of them here. So set up your month and start trackin. <BR> Stay within your calorie limits: <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> 05/01-1399 <BR> 05/02- n/a <BR> 05/03- n/a <BR> 05/04- 1440 <BR> 05/05- 1550 <BR> 05/06- 1423 <BR> 05/07- 1363 <BR> 05/08- <BR> 05/09- <BR> 05/10- <BR> 05/11- <BR> 05/12- <BR> 05/13- <BR> 05/14- <BR> 05/15- <... Fri, 1 May 2009 12:06:48 EST TGIF Cafe <em>125</em> Good morning and a new month is here <BR> <BR> <em>257</em> It is 49 degrees here in Santa Rosa, Ca and we are expecting lots of rain today through the weekend. The high will probable be the high 50's wooooo what a change from last week.. <BR> <BR> <em>201</em> Not much happening today just the usual cleaning house and of course exercising before work this afternoon... <BR> <BR> Have a wonderful day!!! Fri, 1 May 2009 12:01:30 EST Thursday Cafe <em>271</em> Good morning <BR> <BR> <em>67</em> <em>257</em> 75 high and low 45 it is sunny here in Santa Rosa with clouds moving in suppose to get rain tomorrow... <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> Today will be cleaning house and getting my exercising in before work this afternoon... <BR> <BR> Have a nice day Thu, 30 Apr 2009 12:19:24 EST May Exercise Log Make sure to hit the edit button on the bottom of the page to add information daily... <BR> <BR> <BR> 05/01- 32 min/elliptical <BR> 05/02- 16 min/elliptical (just tired) <BR> 05/03-none <BR> 05/04- 41 min/elliptical and 30 min Leslie Sansone walking dvd <BR> 05/05- 60 min/dvd walk Leslie Sansone <BR> 05/06-48 min/elliptical <BR> 05/07-60 min/walk park <BR> 05/08- <BR> 05/09- <BR> 05/10- <BR> 05/11- <BR> 05/12- <BR> 05/13- <BR> 05/14- <BR> 05/15- <BR> 05/16- <BR> 05/17- <BR> 05/... Thu, 30 Apr 2009 12:14:19 EST May Daily Weigh In Weigh once a day -Keeps the extra lbs away. <BR> <BR> 1.Always weigh yourself first thing in the morning after your bowel movement (if you regularly have one first thing in the morning) and before you have done any sort of physical activity or eaten anything. This gives you a control and allows you to compare your weight from one day to the next. Your weight can fluctuate five or more pounds throughout the day. <BR> <BR> 2.Always weigh yourself naked or at least wearing the same clothing ... Thu, 30 Apr 2009 12:05:47 EST May Weightloss Challenge Now lets get started on Mays Challenge: <BR> <BR> Pick your weigh in day and set up your month. <BR> <BR> <BR> WE CAN DO THIS::::: <BR> I found this site for a home body fat test on another forum. This test requires measuring yourself. It is another way of measuring our success. It suggests doing the test once a month to track progress. Who's in for this challenge? <BR> <BR> <BR> od <BR> y-fat-test-2774-143.html <BR> <BR> <BR> DON"T FORGET... Thu, 30 Apr 2009 12:00:50 EST Thursday Cafe <em>271</em> Good morning <BR> <BR> <em>257</em> High today 67 degrees with cloudy skies and rain in the forcast <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> Well its looking like I am alone again hmmmmmmmmmm today just working on the house some and try and get my exercise in the morning. Yesterday the neighbor kids kicked there ball in the backyard oh was that a mistake the dogs had a ball playing with it and wasn't giving it back for anything. Need to go out and get them another soccer ball one that is made... Thu, 23 Apr 2009 11:59:06 EST Tuesday Cafe <em>271</em> Good morning <BR> <BR> <em>67</em> <em>259</em> Another day in the 90's but tomorrow its suppose to cool down yeaaaaaaaaaa <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> Not much happening here need to keep unpacking boxes. Exercise at least 30 minutes to hot to walk the dogs the heat is getting to them,,,,thinking about setting up the swimming pool for them they love it...Then this afternoon off to work. <BR> <BR> Have a nice day Tue, 21 Apr 2009 09:21:26 EST