SparkPeople Over 60 With 100-200 pounds to lose Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=32570 Welcome Seniors! Over 100+ lbs Please join our fitness, healthy, social road. We will encourage you & be here if you need to talk. We have weight loss challenges & a social atmosphere. SparkPeople Over 60 With 100-200 pounds to lose Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=32570 new or back after decades actually 113 pound (ON T http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14922x32570x75034400 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9b706829-9bcf-4de7-90a4-8c47906706c3.jpg"> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ca401fc7-ff0d-4f1d-9903-0fff5d3b851d.jpg"> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/393a44ef-afd0-495a-8809-c3465d2854ae.jpg"> Fri, 15 Jan 2021 12:13:46 EST A to Z THINGS IN GROCERY STORE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14879x32570x74983090 <BR> A....Avocado <BR> Wed, 6 Jan 2021 20:59:12 EST A to Z. THINGS TO DO IN THE AUTUMN SEASON http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14879x32570x74405508 GOING FROM A TO Z LIST THINGS YOU CAN DO DURING THE AUTUMN OR FALL SEASON <BR> <BR> I SHALL START WITH: A = Adopt a pet Wed, 23 Sep 2020 05:54:41 EST losing weight with a hypothyroid http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14879x32570x73886329 Does anybody else find it hard to lose weight with a hypothyroid? If anybody has a method or found a solution to lose weight with hypothyroidism would to share ? Mon, 22 Jun 2020 15:10:41 EST A to Z. Things associated with Summer http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14879x32570x73878008 Going from A to Z list any type of thing or activity that you associate with Summer. <BR> <BR> I shall start with.............A - Asparagus <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun, 21 Jun 2020 02:09:49 EST DAILY CHAT FOR 2020 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32570x73325263 I saw a request for a Daily Chat for 2020 specifically, so here it is! I shall announce this on the Wall, too! <BR> <BR> Pat Mon, 16 Mar 2020 01:36:38 EST Newbie here from Texas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32570x73318052 Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I'm Linda, Texas born and bred! Married to a great guy for almost 13 years that I met online playing Eucher. I have 3 grown daughters with the oldest being 44 and the youngest 31. It's about time I get my butt in gear and do something about my lifelong food addiction and struggle with weight. Multiple weight loss surgeries didn't even work. I found a way to defy them as well! Yep, I really do have a food addiction, and I just keep getting bigger and bigger and hating m... Sat, 14 Mar 2020 15:44:22 EST A to Z. THINGS FOR SPRING http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14879x32570x73272902 FROM A TO Z LIST SOMETHING ASSOCIATED WITH SPRING <BR> <BR> <BR> A.........ANTS Thu, 5 Mar 2020 22:28:13 EST A to Z. THINGS IN PANTRY OR FRIDGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14879x32570x73272890 LIST ANY ITEM THAT MIGHT BE FOUND IN A PANTRY OR FRIDGE. <BR> <BR> A........APPLES Thu, 5 Mar 2020 22:25:53 EST First Week With Sucess http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32570x73075643 Wishing everyone a nice weekend. Made it thru my first week on SparkPeople and actually lost 8 lbs. I had gained since last October. I have battled being overweight all my life so a daily struggle, Grateful to have found this group! Fri, 31 Jan 2020 20:49:26 EST A TO Z. WORDS ASSOCIATED WITH WINTER http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14879x32570x72751884 ANY WORD ASSOCIATED WITH WINTER (A to Z) <BR> <BR> A = Avalanche Thu, 5 Dec 2019 05:27:00 EST GOALS FOR 2020 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32570x72751854 WHAT IS A GOAL THAT YOU HOPE TO ACCOMPLISH IN 2020?? Thu, 5 Dec 2019 05:21:47 EST TRAVEL-LAST LETTER STARTS NEW WORD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14879x32570x72751837 YOU CAN NAME ANE CITY, STATE, OR COUNTRY. THE LAST LETTER OF YOUR WORD STARTS THE NEXT WORD. <BR> <BR> I'll start with ANCHORAGE Thu, 5 Dec 2019 05:16:09 EST A to Z: HOLIDAY GIFTS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14879x32570x72589805 A TO Z: LIST AN ITEM THAT WOULD MAKE A HOLIDAY GIFT! <BR> <BR> I shal start with:...........A - ARTWORK Wed, 6 Nov 2019 02:54:46 EST WORDS FROM THANKSGIVING DINNER http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14922x32570x72556623 HOW MANY DIFFERENT WORDS CAN YOU MAKE FROM: <BR> <BR> ..................THANKSGIVING DINNER........... Thu, 31 Oct 2019 15:05:44 EST LAST LETTER STARTS NEW WORD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14879x32570x72556611 THE LAST LETTER OF EACH WORD WILL BECOME THE FIRST LETTER IN THE NEXT WORD. <BR> I shall start With. .......... NovembeR. Thu, 31 Oct 2019 15:02:10 EST NOVEMBER GOALS: ANY KIND http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32570x72556586 THESE NOVEMBER GOALS CAN BE POUNDS OFF, CUTTING DOWN ON A CERTAIN FOOD OR DRINK, CRAFT ACTIVITY, POSTING ON TEAMS, OR WHATEVER. <BR> <BR> My first goal is to try to quit drinking Diet Soda, or al least cut down to just 1 a day! Thu, 31 Oct 2019 14:53:45 EST CHANGE 1 LETTER, MAKE NEW WORD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14879x32570x72374180 CHANGE 1 LETTER IN WORD TO MAKE A NEW WORD <BR> <BR> Starting word: TEAM Mon, 30 Sep 2019 18:07:06 EST OCTOBER GOALS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32570x72374143 WHAT GOALS WOULD YOU LIKE TO ACCOMPLISH IN OCTOBER?? Mon, 30 Sep 2019 17:48:16 EST A-Z WORDS SOUND SAME, MEAN DIFFERENT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14879x32570x72374098 GIVE 2 WORDS THAT SOUND THE SAME BUT HAVE DIFFERENT MEANINGS: <BR> <BR> A =. ANT / AUNT Mon, 30 Sep 2019 17:26:57 EST Non-Scale Victories http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32570x72309193 We'd like you to share any kind of victory large or tiny! Not all accomplishments show up in Pounds. It can be anything that you consider positive! Thu, 19 Sep 2019 01:11:22 EST I DARE YOU!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14922x32570x72137685 <em>235</em> I KNOW IT'S HOT OUT! And it's hard to get moving. Therefore I dare you to join me!! <BR> <BR> This challenge starts Sunday, August 25th. Please be sure to weigh-in on our weigh-in link. <BR> <BR> <link>https://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/<BR>team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=149<BR>22x32570x72092438 </link> <BR> <BR> I meant to name our moveit challenge Dare you but I messed up so it's called rondajo56 moveit challenge. The challenge last for 28 days and all you have to... Tue, 20 Aug 2019 10:18:16 EST Over 60 FitnessFeats Chit Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14922x32570x71913006 Welcome!! <BR> <BR> Everyone please check in and introduce yourself. Stop by daily to cheer someone on. Sat, 13 Jul 2019 10:04:55 EST Crepe Erase? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32570x71613409 Turning 69 in a couple months, and although I've only lost 40 lbs. so far, within the past few months I'm really noticing more crepe wrinkles, especially in my neck and arms. <BR> <BR> Has anyone ever used Crepe Erase (As Seen on TV)? Fri, 24 May 2019 14:00:33 EST Roll Call http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32570x71379619 Attention all members: Please sign in here <BR> <BR> COPY &amp; PASTE! <BR> <BR> SPARK NAME: <BR> NAME: <BR> BIRTHDAY: <BR> SPARK ANNIVERSARY: <BR> STATE YOU LIVE IN: <BR> <BR> Anything you want to share...? Wed, 17 Apr 2019 09:54:42 EST Caregiver overload http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32570x71314715 I'm 62 and a caregiver to my very ill husband, and 5 grandkids on varying days. Hubby of nearly 40 years has struggled with compliance for over 20 years and has suffered significant health decline. He started with pre-diabetic status, ignored recommendations, then full blown insulin dependent diabetes, then warnings of heart and kidney damage, again ignored docs, now dialysis 3x per week, nursing 3 per week to remove excess fluid from abdomen due to heart failure. He's currently in the pro... Sun, 7 Apr 2019 09:18:30 EST LoL BINGO TRACKING PAGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14922x32570x71226481 Good Morning: <BR> <BR> Name: Ronda Jo <BR> Goal to lose 4 pounds <BR> <BR> Start weight (April 1) 238.4 <BR> Ending weight goal (April 30) <BR> <BR> Weight Tracker <BR> April 1st....238.4 LET THE GAME BEGIN!! <em>244</em> <BR> April 8th....239.8 <BR> April 15th..239.8 <BR> April 22nd..239.8 <BR> April 30th...1. <BR> <BR> Please post your total BINGO POINTS HERE!! <BR> Sun, 24 Mar 2019 10:19:10 EST LoL WL 1 month BINGO CHAT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14922x32570x71226441 Please use this thread to say hi and chat about our success. Please post questions, motivational quotes/messages here. Let us know how you are doing! You will also find a LoL WL 1 month BINGO tracking page. Please post how much weight you plan to lose in April and keep track of it there. <BR> <BR> I'm hoping everyone will enjoy this BINGO game. Thank you for playing!! <BR> <BR> <BR> ROLL CALL: Please introduce yourself!! <BR> <BR> <BR> Ronda Jo Team Leader <BR> AZ resident <BR> Having... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 10:12:53 EST About Me http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32570x71205336 Hi Everyone, my name is Diana and I am 67 yrs old, married to a great guy. We have one dog named Jack and two horses Sonny is 31 and Smokey is 30. Were all getting old and loving life. I have a lot of weight to lose and decided I might as well enjoy the rest of my life by getting healthier. My hubby doesn't have a weight problem and really doesn't care if I lose weight or stay this unhealthy version of myself. I have been yo-yo dieter most of my life but hope to get at a healthy weight and st... Wed, 20 Mar 2019 20:38:24 EST small adventures http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32570x71153940 Today I started my new exercise program, I really don't like exercise. So beginning today I will find new things to enjoy. Today, I venture into a new grocery store, I found lots of fresh vegetables, I brought nothing but I did walk for 10 minutes. I'll try to week this up for a week or so. then increase to twenty. I will continue to find places I have not been before or physical things I might enjoy. <BR> <em>104</em> Tue, 12 Mar 2019 13:34:12 EST Sunshine! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32570x71053834 The sun is shining here! It seems so long since it shone this brightly. Have a good day, everyone! Sun, 24 Feb 2019 16:24:58 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32570x70715077 Hi and Happy New Year! I am new to this group but have been a Spark Member for more years than I care to admit since I haven't lost much weight in all of these years. I am looking forward to making my goals this year and sharing the journey with this team! Thu, 3 Jan 2019 12:25:19 EST 2019 Log in Points http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32570x70705385 Please post your log in points here <BR> Did you make your bonus spin? <BR> Team points!! <BR> Wed, 2 Jan 2019 08:02:22 EST Winter Time BLUES LoL Challenge CHAT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14922x32570x70586506 This is where we will come to post what we're doing to chase those BLUES away. What works? What are you doing if/when you have a difficult time? How about those NSV's that are so very, very important to us? Share with us here. <BR> Are January and February difficult months for you? They certainly are for me. So let’s make <BR> <BR> B - Begin the New Year with a positive attitude. Be proud of yourself. <BR> L - Love yourself. No more beating yourself up. Move forward. <BR> U - Use the Spa... Tue, 11 Dec 2018 08:37:12 EST Winter Time BLUES LoL Challenge: Jan 1 - Feb 28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14922x32570x70586496 Winter Time B-L-U-E-S WL Challenge: January 1 - February 28 <BR> <BR> Are January and February difficult months for you? They certainly are for me. So let’s make those Winter Time BLUES work for us - in a positive way. <BR> <BR> B - Begin the New Year with a positive attitude. Be proud of yourself. <BR> L - Love yourself. No more beating yourself up. Move forward. <BR> U - Use the Spark Tools (and Spark Friends) right at your fingertips. <BR> E - Eat healthy foods, a well balanced diet... Tue, 11 Dec 2018 08:35:12 EST Goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32570x70253987 My goal for today is to <em>274</em> drink 8 glasses of water Mon, 15 Oct 2018 11:50:50 EST LoL Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14922x32570x69992591 <BR> Welcome to Round 3 <BR> <BR> Please copy and paste with your info! <BR> <BR> * How would you like us to address you? <BR> <BR> * When is your birthday (you do not have to share the year)? <BR> <BR> * Where do you live (be as specific as you are comfortable)? <BR> <BR> * What nutrition plan are you following? Do you need any help navigating this? <BR> <BR> * What kind of exercise do you enjoy and how much to do you tend to do? <BR> <BR> Please tell us about you! <BR> Thu, 30 Aug 2018 22:57:17 EST LoL Challenge Sept 23-Dec 23 weight log sign in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14922x32570x69992569 <em>8</em> This Challenge begins Sept 23, 2018 <em>8</em> Start sign up now! <em>8</em> <BR> WE WILL NOT BE POSTING OUR WEIGHT UNLESS YOU WANT TO! BUT WE WILL POST POUNDS LOST-GAINED-MAINTAINED- AND POUND LOST GOAL: <BR> <BR> <em>8</em> COPY &amp; PASTE <em>8</em> <BR> <BR> Username: <BR> Name to address you by: <BR> Amount to lose in 12-weeks: <BR> Beginning Weekly fitness minutes: <BR> Ending Weekly fitness minutes goal: <BR> <BR> Please remember we are ALL at different fit... Thu, 30 Aug 2018 22:54:14 EST LoL3 Rules http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14922x32570x69992530 <em>227</em> PLEASE READ*** DO NOT REPLY HERE PLEASE USE LoL CHAT!! <em>304</em> <BR> <BR> LoL Sept. 23-Dec 22 Round 3 <BR> <BR> <em>235</em> <em>523</em> So Happy to See YOU! I decided we would try something new. This is a 12 week round. Week 1 is the basic setting up your goals with a new twist!! NO ONE HAS TO REPORT THEIR WEIGHT! It has come to my attention that not everyone is comfortable sharing their weight with the public. And I have to admit I Don't Blame You! You'll noti... Thu, 30 Aug 2018 22:46:44 EST not in use http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14922x32570x69976644 <em>8</em> This Challenge begins Sept 23, 2018 <em>8</em> Start sign up now! <em>8</em> <BR> WE WILL NOT BE POSTING OUR WEIGHT UNLESS YOU WANT TO! BUT WE WILL POST POUNDS LOST-GAINED-MAINTAINED- AND POUND LOST GOAL: <BR> <BR> <em>8</em> COPY &amp; PASTE <em>8</em> <BR> <BR> Username: <BR> Name to address you by: <BR> Amount to lose in 12-weeks: <BR> Beginning Weekly fitness minutes: <BR> Ending Weekly fitness minutes goal: <BR> <BR> Please remember we are ALL at different fit... Tue, 28 Aug 2018 09:25:11 EST LoL3 week1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14922x32570x69926700 GOALS! REWARDS! VISUALIZE! This week we will set up our goals, rewards, vision tricks to help us succeed! This week is very IMPORTANT to our success! Please use these guidelines to help you set up your 12 week goals and post your goals &amp; reward schedule to this thread. <BR> <BR> SET UP 12 WEEK WEIGHT LOSS GOAL:_________ <BR> SETUP DAILY CALORIE RANGE, DAILY or WEEKLY FITNESS MINUTES (please plan fitness routine for 4/5 weeks; include 2 ST days per week) , &amp; WEEKLY WEIGH INS. <BR> SE... Mon, 20 Aug 2018 11:40:04 EST LoL3 week2-11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14922x32570x69915574 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/cb66e83c-da15-47c1-9f9f-52a227311eaa.jpg"> <BR> 10-WEEK USA ROAD TRIP <BR> <BR> The goal here is to travel 5 states with 3 stops per week to complete all 50 states in 10 weeks! <BR> I will list the order of the states we travel but YOU get to pick the 3 places you want to visit in each state. <BR> The goal is 150 fitness minutes per week=21 ½ minutes per day. Each day you can carry your minutes forward but every new week you start at ZERO. ... Sat, 18 Aug 2018 12:59:57 EST August 26- Sept 22 4 week break http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14922x32570x69889815 <em>524</em> LoL Challenge is closed for 4 weeks. But to help you stay motivated and on schedule here's 4 weeks of activities: <BR> <BR> List: How many can you do in a day! <BR> <BR> NUTRITION: <BR> drink 8 glasses of water <BR> Eat a rainbow- 3 colors of fruit &amp; veggies <BR> eat 4 servings of veggies <BR> eat 2 servings of fruit <BR> stay in calorie range <BR> Share a recipe <BR> Plan meals &amp; snacks for the day <BR> Stick to your planned meals &amp; snack for the day <BR> No ... Wed, 15 Aug 2018 19:15:23 EST LoL Celebration Time! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14922x32570x69821875 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4b8ccc11-466d-4e10-94e0-fd21a65e88d1.png"> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5a4020a1-3071-455c-b106-cfe482426d58.png"> <BR> <em>335</em> CELEBRATION TIME! LET's CELEBRATE! <em>339</em> <BR> <BR> 12 WEEKS! <em>592</em> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/96a02145-ab41-467e-9b45-acfd568a7c03.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This week we will put it all together! First I want you to REWARD yourself for doing an awesome ... Fri, 10 Aug 2018 11:13:54 EST LoL Challenge 08/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14922x32570x69806485 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2aa7e0f5-b13a-44da-a9a9-d82467284445.jpg"> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2ec175f8-8674-4500-ac59-4d8f2a846921.png"> <BR> We're Off! 188 Miles Rafting the Grand Canyon!! <link>https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q<BR>=rafting+the+grand+canyon+lettering&am<BR>p;&amp;view=detail&amp;mid=8AC08DD09B9<BR>99733370C8AC08DD09B999733370C&amp;&amp<BR>;FORM=VRDGAR </link> <BR> <BR> We will spend the week rafting-camping-celebrating li... Tue, 7 Aug 2018 18:09:30 EST LoL Challenge 08/05 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14922x32570x69778039 Good Morning--Pack your bags! We're off to Africa!! <BR> <BR> Follow this link: <link>https://1drv.ms/w/s!AihU23Om2RQKmD6X<BR>U3iZb8tpgjGB </link> <BR> <BR> Be sure to stop and take pictures and share them with us on LoL Chat thread! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/feae486a-b743-4d8a-810e-9f9a57e42c19.gif"> Thu, 2 Aug 2018 17:26:21 EST NEW to the health road ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32570x69773980 Hi this my 1st day ,hope we can make our goal together I am 66 years old and have been eating my way to death! Need all the kick in the butt I can get ! Hope we can help each other Wed, 1 Aug 2018 23:49:55 EST LoL Challenge 7/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14922x32570x69700055 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/98f54a98-0760-4285-bffd-4af0ab850c96.jpg"> <BR> BLACKJACK OR 21 <BR> <BR> Each item has been assigned a point value, your goal is to do as many activities necessary to get to 21. Some activities are very easy, some will take a bit more work, so mix and match until you get there. <BR> <BR> 1 pt--Drink 8 oz water <BR> 2 pt--10 bicep curls <BR> 3 pt--10 step ups <BR> 4 pt—15 minute walk <BR> 5 pt--10 minutes of cardio exercise <BR> 6 pt--... Fri, 27 Jul 2018 00:55:56 EST What do you need to cut down on to lose weight http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32570x69658602 I have 3 things i need to cut down on. <BR> <BR> 1 milk i dont drink an 8 oz glass i guzzel down a 16 oz glass.So now i bought an 8 oz glass so i dont over do it.Plus lunch is water not milk. <BR> <BR> 2 spaghetti and bread,i just cant seem to cook spaghetti for one.I cook it and i end up with a least enough for 3 people.So i either eat the whole thing or trow it out or stick it in the frdge for another meal. And bread is just i could eat a loaf in a couple of days so now i stick it in the... Sun, 22 Jul 2018 13:54:51 EST LoL Challenge 7/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14922x32570x69640145 <em>235</em> to our ROADTRIP Be sure to take plenty of water. Crossing the dessert at this time of year is HOT! <BR> Every day you drink 8 glasses of water give your self an additional 1 points. <BR> <BR> Here's the link to our road trip. <link>https://1drv.ms/w/s!AihU23Om2RQKlVkG<BR>TiEIZU_Y3wr2 </link> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/691128bc-a218-47de-88eb-4af34c1c4ce3.jpg"> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/18206343-deec-4a35-87e1-1a45d41... Thu, 19 Jul 2018 08:29:23 EST Hi y'all... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32570x69635516 I'm new to this group &amp; hope I'm doing this right. My name is Mary Joy. I've been a part of Spark People for a long time, but it has been almost 2 years that I haven't posted. I was diagnosed with Breast cancer 2 years ago &amp; long story short had the surgeries, the chemo, &amp; the radiation. Will be on the oral meds for at least the next 5 years, but possibly 10. Exercise for the last 2 years has consisted of going from bed to sofa &amp; back to bed. My goal here is to be around ... Wed, 18 Jul 2018 12:37:07 EST LoL Challenge 7/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14922x32570x69601858 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/14516977-6da0-4cf0-80ee-9decdbab66f6.png"> <BR> <BR> BINGO GAME LINK: <BR> <link>https://1drv.ms/w/s!AihU23Om2RQKmAqP<BR>BmRyMnlgHAMR </link> <BR> <BR> Modification <BR> Remember, do what you can. Modify as needed. If you are injured, you can choose another exercise that works the same (or similar) muscles. Remember, it is NOT a failure to have to modify what I give you. This is to challenge you and make you stronger, not hurt you. Parti... Thu, 12 Jul 2018 18:40:03 EST LoL DARE 7/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14922x32570x69521979 Also I am adding a new DARE project. Hope you will like it. These are the things I'll be using this week to help me get motivated and back on track and I'm asking the team to join me. <BR> These are the 5 habits I am gong to work on starting today! <BR> <BR> One: Weighing, measuring, and tracking every food and beverage that enters my mouth using the SparkPeople Nutrition Tracker. No eye-balling! <BR> <BR> Two: Tracking my fitness minutes and calories burned using the SparkPeople fitness... Sat, 7 Jul 2018 11:32:03 EST New bra http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32570x69406874 I have to go bra shopping and i hate the thought.uusually buy mine from woman within.I have a certain type but it rides up in the back, if i look at other styles they dont come in my size.I am very large busted but i see other large size woman that look good in their bras,cant go asking them were they get theres.So im asking all of you larger size what kind do you wear.Some i have bought fit good but they kill my sholders. Thu, 5 Jul 2018 16:59:02 EST LoL DARE 7/1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14922x32570x69314605 This week: <BR> <BR> Daily Visualization <BR> Close your eyes and imagine all of your goals laid out in front of you on a giant billboard. Why do you want to reach those goals so badly and how will they change your life? What choices should you make today to get you one step closer to those goals? <BR> <BR> REPEAT 3 TIMES EVERY MORNING! "I can do this, I am worth it, I will be successful!" <BR> <BR> This week's DARE is worth points: 10 pts everyday for doing the visualization &amp; repeat... Wed, 27 Jun 2018 10:34:16 EST LoL Dare 6/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14922x32570x69288988 Keep it up and revel in your new normal. Celebrate how far you have come. Now it is normal to take care of yourself, to feed your body, mind and spirit, and to challenge your body to exercise, tone, and rev up! <BR> <em>244</em> <em>386</em> <em>594</em> <em>592</em> <BR> <BR> How proud are you of yourself? I'm proud of you! Look how far you have come! <em>594</em> Sat, 23 Jun 2018 12:22:47 EST LoL Dare 6/17-6/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14922x32570x69259973 Everyday picture yourself at your goal weight, working out effortlessly alongside your former self. You see your former self struggling with exercises that have now become easy. <BR> How does it feel to see yourself on both sides of your journey? <BR> What habits can you work on this week to get one step closer to your future, improved self? What will be easier when I lost weight? <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7bf5fbc8-6af1-413c-8faf-2bd4d6ddf975.jpg"> Mon, 18 Jun 2018 23:56:47 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32570x69203859 Hi <BR> This group is a great fit for me. I love all the post n help you receive. Everyone have a great day. <em>381</em> Sat, 9 Jun 2018 12:04:07 EST LoL Dare 6/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14922x32570x69188858 Hello team! <BR> This week is all about being positive! Every little step we take towards our goal is one giant step to achieving our goal! <BR> <BR> Now how many times have you told yourself off, or said you aren't any good, or you can't do this, you are not strong enough to follow through? How often do you put yourself down! Would you speak to a friend like this or a family member? NO YOU WOULDN'T! So why do you talk to yourself like this!! <BR> <BR> A friend you would encourage- give s... Wed, 6 Jun 2018 20:30:13 EST LoL Dare (06/03-06/09) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14922x32570x69136017 Today I'd like you to take a moment and visualize how you will feel &amp; look when you reach your goal weight. Every time you get discouraged this week remember this feeling! <BR> <BR> Why is losing weight important to me? <BR> Can you list 3 reasons? During the week I would like you to re-read your answer every time you feel your motivation running low. <BR> <BR> This week's quote: Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more ti... Tue, 29 May 2018 00:28:46 EST LoL Challenge (07/01-07/07) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14922x32570x69135986 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3153fbd9-f17b-4526-8ba1-f64ed444073b.jpg"> <BR> We are starting our Fitness section. Before we get going I thought it would be best to start with little things that will add fitness to our daily lives. This week we will be working on NEAT! This is one of my favorite subjects. What is NEAT? NEAT stands for Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis. This is the energy we expend each day for everything that is not sleeping, eating, or sports-like acti... Tue, 29 May 2018 00:18:32 EST LoL Challenge (07/08-07/14) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14922x32570x69135913 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b1e86749-e518-4bd1-8e19-73e26956ba44.jpg">Things to make us healthy! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/bbd30acd-a71e-4f59-96ad-5dc9ece2e033.jpg">You are NEVER to old to start strength training: What You Need to Know About Fitness After 60 <link>https://www.sparkpeople.com/resource<BR>/fitness_articles.asp?id=1202 </link> <BR> <BR> Strength training does a body good! Why You Should Learn to Love Strength Training <... Mon, 28 May 2018 23:47:00 EST LoL Challenge Chat Thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32570x69129440 <em>229</em> So glad you joined. Please tell us a little about yourself. <BR> Please copy and paste with your info! <BR> <BR> * How would you like us to address you? <BR> <BR> * When is your birthday (you do not have to share the year)? <BR> <BR> * Where do you live (be as specific as you are comfortable)? <BR> <BR> *What nutrition plan are you following? Do you need any help navigating this? <BR> <BR> * Have you participated in any other LoL rounds? <BR> <BR> Please tell us a ... Sun, 27 May 2018 21:58:37 EST LoL Challenge (06/24-06/30) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14922x32570x69124417 <em>45</em> <em>265</em> <em>289</em> <em>488</em> <em>277</em> <em>491</em> <em>550</em> <em>551</em> <em>258</em> <em>267</em> <em>372</em> <em>369</em> <BR> This is the time of year we are having BBQ's- picnics- running around eating on the fly! We have a habit of being unhealthy in the summer. <BR> <BR> According to GO RED FOR WOMEN we need 4.5 cups a day freegies! The American Heart Association agrees. Here's 3 article for you to read: Good Nutrition... Sat, 26 May 2018 23:04:17 EST LoL Challenge (06/17-06/23) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14922x32570x69099057 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7424aa10-866c-4850-a857-089600189988.jpg">WATER DOES A BODY GOOD! <BR> <BR> THIS WEEK WE WILL BE CONCENTRATING ON DRINKING WATER! We need water!! To Lose weight!! I want you to develop a healthy water intake and continue drinking it throughout this challenge. But we are only going to monitor it this week. <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5362ca53-d3c0-410d-8805-7f6977879fe5.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Please read this article: Water Is a... Tue, 22 May 2018 14:23:38 EST LoL Weigh-in June3-Aug 26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14922x32570x69079998 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ed7ba6fe-aa6d-48b5-bba5-6f05b3a394fa.png">Love our Life <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/10e3ba81-b138-4f20-b0d9-1575257c4802.png"> <BR> <BR> Username: <BR> Name: <BR> Start Weight (june 3rd) <BR> Amount to Lose <BR> Goal Weight <BR> <BR> <em>192</em> <em>193</em> <em>11</em> <BR> June <BR> 06/10 <BR> 06/17 <BR> 06/24 <BR> July 1 <BR> 07/08 <BR> 07/15 <BR> 07/22 <BR> 07/29 <BR> Aug 5 <BR> 08/12 <BR> 08/19 <BR> 08... Sat, 19 May 2018 10:48:18 EST beginning again with the help of God. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32570x69064096 I sure hope I can lose a few lbs this May. Trying to stay away from sweets. This is a huge battle for me. <em>39</em> Wed, 16 May 2018 14:36:56 EST LoL Challenge (6/10-6/16) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14922x32570x69053420 START THE CHALLENGE ON A POSITIVE NOTE <BR> <BR> Positive thinking plays a significant role in getting healthy and fit! Positive thoughts can increase your motivation and energy level. When we practice healthy behaviors, healthy eating, and healthy thinking, we gain confidence within ourselves. We begin to believe we are doing a job well done because we are in tip-top shape to accomplish everything. <BR> Time to start thinking and feeling positive. <em>306</em> ; Your GOAL is to Reach... Mon, 14 May 2018 19:16:52 EST LoL Challenge (6/3-6/9) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14922x32570x69048485 <em>235</em> This the first week of a 12 week challenge. This week we will be concentrating on goal setting. The first thing I would like you to do is set up your smart goals for this 12 week challenge! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6cec9c0f-f7f8-42a7-9739-90089d525515.jpg"> Next we will be doing a daily goal tracking with Spark Challenges Goal Feats! Be sure to set your goal- make a plan to achieve your goal -and track them. <BR> <BR> <em>303</em> <em>303</em> ... Sun, 13 May 2018 22:14:46 EST LoL Week 11 Dare http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14922x32570x68978898 Picture yourself going clothes shopping for your goal size. Think of the joy you'll feel when you finally zip up that pair of pants, or slip easily into that dress you've been eyeing forever! Remember that feeling of happiness and pride whenever you need a boost today Tue, 1 May 2018 21:58:15 EST LoL Week 10 Dare http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14922x32570x68978869 My challenge for you today is to add ONE extra workout to your fitness plan every day this week only. The only requirement is that it lasts at least 10 minutes. Pick something that'll fit into your schedule and then follow through with it to experience the added calorie burning and fitness benefits of this additional exercise routine. You can do it! <BR> <BR> This extra 10 min can be as simple as playing ball with the grandkids-to climbing a mountain. Pick something fun! Tue, 1 May 2018 21:51:35 EST Hi Everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32570x68813884 Hi everyone, I am new to the group but not Spark. I have started and stopped too many times to mention. I really want to buckle down and make the changes this time. I am married &amp; it will be my 20th anniversary this coming October. I have two daughters from a previous marriage but no children with my current husband. Since I don't care for grandchildren, I have all kinds of time to be involved with whatever activities I choose. But still tend to sit on the couch watching TV or on my co... Wed, 4 Apr 2018 11:20:26 EST LoL Week 12 Dare http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14922x32570x68803914 Everyday this week picture yourself paging through a flipbook that shows the progression of your body from week 1 through week 12. How does it make you feel to see yourself shrink before your very eyes? How does it feel to see all the healthy things you did for the past 12 weeks? Look at all the fitness you've done! If you find yourself having trouble today, imagine that every little healthy choice you make gets you one page closer to your healthier self. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.spa... Mon, 2 Apr 2018 21:56:26 EST LoL Week 12 Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14922x32570x68803879 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/01e27a98-e4ef-4416-b229-33b6ea7ff3d5.jpg"> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/693d28b4-2056-4ca3-a74f-741b281a53fd.png"> <BR> <BR> YOU MADE IT! THIS IS WEEK 12! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/fbc58799-b359-4e5c-b0fe-84f394fcdacc.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It's time to acknowledge that we are a work in progress &amp; celebrate successes- scale &amp; non-scale- from the past 12 weeks. But we must continue to practice healthy ... Mon, 2 Apr 2018 21:50:05 EST LoL Week 10 Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14922x32570x68803784 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/fa597ee4-3a25-4fa7-a572-0e9b7d490038.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Imagine you are playing with 5 dice-Every hand you must get ship (6), captain (5) and crew (4), and the number of your crew is the total of the last 2. Add the two remaining dice to get the player's score. <BR> <BR> <BR> 6 = drink 8oz of water <BR> 5= 1 serving of freggies <BR> 4= 1 serving protein <BR> 3= 15 fitness minutes <BR> 2= 10 jumping jacks (can be modified) <BR> 1= any of the f... Mon, 2 Apr 2018 21:32:51 EST LoL DARE 7/15-8/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14922x32570x68803524 This week focus on the feeling you get after a really great workout. Are you proud? Relieved? On top of the world? Exercise can be tough to get through, but the sense of accomplishment you get afterward is more than worth it—and so are the results! Keep that in mind during today's workout. <BR> <BR> EVERY 4-6 WEEKS CHANGE UP ST <BR> That means increasing the weight you lift, <BR> trying entirely new exercises, <BR> mixing up the order of your exercises, <BR> or lifting more reps. <BR> A... Mon, 2 Apr 2018 20:55:20 EST LoL Week 8 DARE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14922x32570x68803488 Everyday this week visualize yourself in your favorite place in the world, whether it's your bedroom or a far-off country. <BR> Breathe deeply and take in all the positive energy from that place to carry with you today. (Take slow breaths- in &amp; out through your nose- You don't want to hear your breath --But breathe slow deep breaths- feel your tummy move) <BR> How can you use some of that good energy to help you reach your goals? <BR> And take some time to reward yourself for making i... Mon, 2 Apr 2018 20:50:45 EST LoL Week 7 DARE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14922x32570x68802847 This week's visualization, imagine yourself looking at your ''before'' and "after'' pictures after you've lost all the weight. How does it feel to reflect on how far you've come? Keep this image in mind if you find yourself struggling today. <BR> <BR> How will my health improve? <BR> How will my overall health benefit? <BR> Will my happiness improve? Mon, 2 Apr 2018 19:26:45 EST LoL Week 9 Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14922x32570x68802773 HERE'S YOUR MAP- WE ARE GOING ON A ROAD TRIP! <em>244</em> I-10 Coast to Coast!! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c2661222-ee15-4dc0-bfcb-66d67ba61913.png"> <BR> <BR> Sunday morning you’ll begin traveling to the first destination. To move from one destination to the next is achieved by doing 15 mins (if you only do 5, 10 min every day then adjust the 15 to 5 or 10-- Do what works for you) . Exercise &amp; the challenge. Example if you exercise 60 mins on Sund... Mon, 2 Apr 2018 19:06:51 EST NSV (non scale victories) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32570x68759627 I'll start us out! My pj bottoms are so lose - that they are falling off! Mon, 26 Mar 2018 15:50:20 EST LoL Week 6 Dare http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14922x32570x68750140 Exercise can be rough to get through, but the feeling of accomplishment you get afterwards makes it worth it! So this week focus on the feeling you get after a really good workout &amp; keep that in mind this week during your workouts! And share how your health will improve &amp; the overall health benefits exercise provides? Sat, 24 Mar 2018 22:40:03 EST LoL Week 4 Dare http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14922x32570x68726313 Keep it up and revel in your new normal. Celebrate how far you have come. Now it is normal to take care of yourself, to feed your body, mind and spirit, and to challenge your body to exercise, tone, and rev up! <BR> <em>244</em> <em>386</em> <em>594</em> <em>592</em> <BR> <BR> How proud are you of yourself? I'm proud of you! Look how far you have come! <em>594</em> Tue, 20 Mar 2018 21:46:39 EST LoL Week 5 Dare http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14922x32570x68726020 Imagine yourself at the grocery store checkout with a cart full of healthy groceries. How does it make you feel to know that you're making the best possible food choices for yourself and your family? Remember that feeling the next time you think about buying a tempting food. <BR> <BR> <BR> How will my health improve? (Once I lose my weight) Or by eating healthy? <BR> Tue, 20 Mar 2018 20:47:57 EST LoL Week 11 Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14922x32570x68679396 Getting to a healthy heart Dart Game. I hope this link works: <link>https://1drv.ms/w/s!AihU23Om2RQKlWkK<BR>clvR2SwV7aXD </link> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1297ffd0-1ad8-4515-aa86-2bf338af3126.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> White: Get 6-8 hours sleep... 10 pts;;; <BR> Black 10 minutes ST 20 pts <BR> Green: Drink 6-8 glasses of water 30 pts;;; <BR> Red: 30 minutes cardio 40 pts <BR> Bullseye Heart: Stay in Calorie Range 50pts <BR> <BR> SUNDAY <BR> MONDAY <BR>... Tue, 13 Mar 2018 17:39:14 EST LoL Week 8 Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14922x32570x68672724 <em>244</em> <em>243</em> <em>345</em> <em>592</em> <em>594</em> <em>386</em> <em>380</em> <BR> I'M SO PROUD OF YOU-- WE MADE IT! ANOTHER 4 WEEKS!! THIS IS WEEK 8- <BR> BE PROUD OF YOURSELF--YOU DESERVE IT! <BR> <BR> LET'S PLAY BINGO!! <em>244</em> <BR> 1 Point for every square done. <BR> 10 Points for every row, column, diagonal line. <BR> Black out Bonus 50 pts! <BR> Total card equals 195 points! <BR> Do as much of the card as you want. YOU HAVE ONE WEEK TO CO... Mon, 12 Mar 2018 16:43:05 EST LoL Week 7 Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14922x32570x68672711 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b59e8d03-0103-4df2-8211-639f70004be6.jpg"> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/945467e3-8107-4f97-a836-4fa6737624db.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I'm betting on you!! Let's do this!! <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> BLACKJACK OR 21 <BR> <BR> Each item has been assigned a point value, your goal is to do activities to get to 21. Some activities are very easy, some will take a bit more work, so mix and match until you get there. <BR> <BR> 1 pt--Drink... Mon, 12 Mar 2018 16:38:23 EST LoL Week 3 Dare http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14922x32570x68628720 Everyday picture yourself at your goal weight, working out effortlessly alongside your former self. You see your former self struggling with exercises that have now become easy. <BR> How does it feel to see yourself on both sides of your journey? <BR> What habits can you work on this week to get one step closer to your future, improved self? What will be easier when I lost weight? <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7bf5fbc8-6af1-413c-8faf-2bd4d6ddf975.jpg"> Mon, 5 Mar 2018 16:31:53 EST LoL Week 5 Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14922x32570x68626705 <em>449</em> <em>451</em> <em>453</em> <em>452</em> <BR> Happy Easter!! The other thing I think of is Easter Egg Hunt. I know this is an American Tradition but I don't know if other countries have them. But eggs makes me think of food; <em>550</em> food makes me think of Nutrition! This week will be all about Nutrition!! <BR> <BR> <em>450</em> Grab your <em>449</em> by reading this article: <BR> <link>www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Support/What-<BR>is-a-Serving_UCM_301838_Arti... Mon, 5 Mar 2018 11:00:10 EST LoL Week 4 Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14922x32570x68626662 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2d4adc0e-2a76-4db2-8bd7-b614a11aa69d.jpg"> <em>244</em> <em>592</em> <em>591</em> <em>594</em> <BR> <BR> WE MADE IT THROUGH THE FIRST 3 WEEKS!! I AM SOOOOO PROUD OF YOU AND YOU SHOULD BE TOO!!. Because you did great! This week is a transition week-- what that means FREE FOR ALL!! You can pick any topic you want. Fitness, Motivation, Nutrition, Health, Rewards, etc. <BR> The only requirements are: <BR> 1. Tell us what you picked = ... Mon, 5 Mar 2018 10:54:15 EST LoL Week 6 Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14922x32570x68616115 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/61079153-b58a-4b28-95e9-f81d2989315d.jpg">We are off to Washington DC. We will check into the Jefferson Hotel located at 1200 a6th St NW. We will check in Saturday April 7th Bring your pets! Sunday we will meet at The Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Be sure to bring your umbrella and jacket. <BR> The object of this challenge is to do 10 minutes of exercise AND CHALLENGE TO BEABLE TO GO ONTO THE NEXT DESTINATION. Each destination is worth 10 po... Sat, 3 Mar 2018 17:27:09 EST WL Dare Week 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14922x32570x68614982 Reflecting on last week's reasons <BR> <BR> Why do those reasons matter? <BR> <BR> Post a motivational quote to come back to and look at all week. <BR> <BR> Let's keep our spirits high and continue to remind ourselves why we are doing this, how proud we are of ourselves, and give yourself a big HUG! <BR> Sat, 3 Mar 2018 13:11:33 EST WL Dare Week 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14922x32570x68614970 Why is losing weight important to me? <BR> <BR> Can you list 3 reasons? During the week I would like you to re-read your answer every time you feel your motivation running low. Sat, 3 Mar 2018 13:05:17 EST Findiing people http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32570x68612505 In Sweden there is an online service where you can write a persons name, or a company and maybe the city he/she lives and they give you their phone number and address. Is there anything similar in USA? Is it by state or city or what? <BR> Sat, 3 Mar 2018 05:12:24 EST LoL (Love our Life) Week 3 Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14922x32570x68610244 <em>137</em> <em>439</em> <em>440</em> <em>441</em> <em>438</em> <em>437</em> <em>137</em> <em>439</em> <em>440</em> <em>441</em> <em>438</em> <em>437</em> <BR> WE HAVE ALL WEEK TO DO THE EXERCISE! IF YOU CAN NOT DO THE STRENGTH TRAINING STICK TO DOING YOUR EXERCISE ROUTINE. Try do at least once this week. Better yet twice! <BR> <BR> The number one rule of exercising for weight loss: Lift. <BR> Unlike cardio, which stops fighting fat as soon as you get off o... Fri, 2 Mar 2018 18:35:00 EST Week 2 March 11-17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14922x32570x68609883 didn't work! bummer <BR> Fri, 2 Mar 2018 17:09:16 EST Week 1 March 4-10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14922x32570x68609821 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/fd741368-2efc-4586-9f80-8cd580c17cb1.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Here Is Spark People’s Smart Goal Idea. It’s a guideline on how to set a goal and achieve it. Your goal can be anything you want it to be. <BR> Smart Goal <BR> Specific: Answer who/what/where/how/when (How will you reach this goal-List 3 action steps you’ll take) <BR> Measurable: Add how you will track it –measure it- how will you know when you reach your goal. <BR> Attainable: What res... Fri, 2 Mar 2018 16:55:41 EST LoL Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14922x32570x68607459 Please copy and past. We will only use one sheet. Needs to be updated every week. <BR> This challenge begins March 4th. This is a 2 part challenge. The first 3 weeks are to warm us up to get ready for our SPRING CHALLENGE which begins April 1- May 27. I hope everyone has fun. I spent a lot of time trying to figure out how to do this and to be honest we are still under construction. But I hope to keep it rolling smoothly. Please join the fun &amp; laugh at the team leader for any boo boo's I ... Fri, 2 Mar 2018 09:48:20 EST LoL (Love our Life) WL Chat Thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32570x68596133 <em>524</em> <em>228</em> <em>303</em> <BR> <BR> HI EVERYONE! THIS IS OUR NEW PERMANENT WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE CHAT THREAD!. This is where we post all of our doings with the weight loss challenge. Our first challenge begins March 4th-May 27. There will be new games &amp; challenges every week except for March 25-31. You will still need to do your fitness and post it. I really hope everyone has fun. PLEASE REMEMBER YOU CAN MODIFY ANY EXERCISE OR ROUTINE TO YOUR FITNESS LEVEL. If you n... Wed, 28 Feb 2018 14:56:23 EST New Team Picture http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32570x68503639 I would like everyone's opinion on giving our site a facelift. Please post here all images that you think would be great for our new team picture Wed, 14 Feb 2018 10:53:40 EST good morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32570x68212924 well this is day one...and want to say goodmorning...hope all is well with everyone...my goal for today is no junk food...and water...lots of water...im hoping for at least 6 glasses with will be a step up from my ...no glasses..lol...i have so much to learn and so much to lose but im going to start with little goals and give myself plenty of time which is something i have learned by reading so many of the post here at sparkpeople...love you all <BR> faylene <BR> Tue, 2 Jan 2018 10:28:51 EST newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32570x68185110 good morning from the frozen state of maine...i joined sp years ago and have never really been serious ...and i show up every now and again...but turning 60 and still 100+lbs over wieght i have reevaluated my life...60 is too young to feel this old...i have diabete ...no energy...and 4 grandchildren ages 19 -7 that i want to be around for...so with lots of prayer here i am and looking foward to meeting lots of new friends and getting lots of info God bless you all <BR> and have a great day <B... Fri, 29 Dec 2017 09:28:00 EST Winter Time BLUES WL Challenge CHAT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14922x32570x68179801 This is where we will come to post what we're doing to chase those BLUES away. What works? What are you doing if/when you have a difficult time? How about those NSV's that are so very, very important to us? Share with us here. <BR> Are January and February difficult months for you? They certainly are for me. So let’s make <BR> <BR> B - Begin the New Year with a positive attitude. Be proud of yourself. <BR> L - Love yourself. No more beating yourself up. Move forward. <BR> U - Use t... Thu, 28 Dec 2017 12:17:48 EST Winter Time BLUES WL Challenge: Jan 1 - Feb 28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14922x32570x68179778 Winter Time B-L-U-E-S WL Challenge: January 1 - February 28 <BR> <BR> Are January and February difficult months for you? They certainly are for me. So let’s make those Winter Time BLUES work for us - in a positive way. <BR> <BR> B - Begin the New Year with a positive attitude. Be proud of yourself. <BR> L - Love yourself. No more beating yourself up. Move forward. <BR> U - Use the Spark Tools (and Spark Friends) right at your fingertips. <BR> E - Eat healthy foods, a well balanced die... Thu, 28 Dec 2017 12:15:08 EST Holidy Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14922x32570x67612798 Name- Candace <BR> Goal- 30 pounds <BR> Start weight <BR> <BR> Oct1 <BR> Oct 8 <BR> Oct 15 <BR> Oct 22 <BR> Oct 29 <BR> <BR> Nov 5 <BR> Nov 12 <BR> Nov 19 <BR> Nov 26 <BR> <BR> Dec 3 <BR> Dec 10 <BR> Dec 17 <BR> Dec 24 <BR> Dec 31 <BR> <BR> Wed, 27 Sep 2017 13:42:47 EST Celebrate the Holidays: Oct 1 - Dec 31, 2017 CHAT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14922x32570x67612000 <BR> Welcome Challengers! This is where we'll come to chat about what we're focusing on, how we're doing, our successes (And we will have them), what keeps us motivated, etc. <BR> <BR> Good luck. I know we can do this. <BR> <BR> <em>386</em> <BR> <BR> Babs Wed, 27 Sep 2017 11:04:43 EST Celebrate the Holidays: Oct 1 - Dec 31, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14922x32570x67611986 Celebrate the Holidays: Oct 1 - Dec 31, 2017 <BR> <BR> It’s time to rethink “What works for me/us?” I honestly believe we all did very well (and were happy) focusing on NSVs (Non-Scale Victories). When we stopped just focusing on the scale each week - what did I lose/did I gain/did I stay the same? - we all did better and we all seemed happier. There’s a lot more to a healthier lifestyle than the scale. Thank goodness!! <BR> <BR> Let’s work on this through year end and see how well we c... Wed, 27 Sep 2017 11:02:29 EST overeating http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32570x67605064 Why do you over eat,for me its usually boredom and impulse.I am usually not hungry so i need to do something when im bored but the impulse is so hard to work on and over come. Tue, 26 Sep 2017 10:44:17 EST Sweat, Sizzle & Slim Down!!! Aug 7 - Sep 30 Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14922x32570x67269397 This is where we will chat, encourage each other, let everyone know how we're doing and give support. We're so good at giving support. <BR> <BR> What do you plan to work on? Is it strictly NSV'S? Is it tracking? Eating more veggies? Post whatever you're working on here and let us know how you're doing. <BR> <BR> Good luck!! <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> Mon, 31 Jul 2017 16:11:25 EST Sweat, Sizzle & Slim Down!!! Aug 7 - Sep 30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14922x32570x67269388 Sweat, Sizzle &amp; Slim Down!!!: Aug 7 - Sep 30 <BR> <BR> Are you a summer person? I’m not and I’m tired of the sizzling Midwest humidity. <BR> <BR> The ‘Heat Is On’ and it’s time to Slim Down and get fit. Some ideas for us to work on are: <BR> 1. Drink water - 8 glass daily <BR> 2. Eat fruits and veggies (The good part of summer!) <BR> 3. Try new recipes <BR> 4. Use the Nutrition Tracker and Fitness Tracker <BR> 5. Read articles about your health <BR> 6. Take your measurements now a... Mon, 31 Jul 2017 16:08:01 EST Struggling http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32570x66972466 I work at an out door park,right now i go in at 8am and am done about 445pm.I have a 1/2 lunch and thats it. <BR> <BR> So here are my problems <BR> 1. take my thyroid med in the morning and cant have any thing with calcium for 3 hours. <BR> 2. trying to cut down on carbs <BR> <BR> I usually have oatmeal,or some kind of eggs for breakfast.For lunch a salad with protein or a sandwich. <BR> <BR> I work 3 days a week but even on the other days i seem to be stuck in the oatmeal,egg rut. <BR> <... Sun, 11 Jun 2017 13:12:40 EST Summer Melt Down Challenge CHAT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14922x32570x66865089 This is where we'll come to post/chat about how we're doing with our "melt down." What are you doing? What are you working on? One thing - more? <BR> <BR> It's fun and helpful to share with each other. Good luck in your 'melt down.' <BR> <BR> Let’s ‘Shake It Up’ while we’re ‘Melting Down.’ <BR> 1. Drink water - 8 glass daily <BR> 2. Exercise at least 5 out of 7 days (to whatever extent you can exercise) <BR> 3. Eat fruits and veggies <BR> 4. Give a goodie for encouragement to a me... Wed, 24 May 2017 09:50:06 EST Summer Melt Down Challenge: May 29 - July 31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14922x32570x66865070 This is our Summer Melt Down Challenge. It will run from May 29th through July 31st. <BR> <BR> Let’s ‘Shake It Up’ while we’re ‘Melting Down.’ <BR> 1. Drink water - 8 glass daily <BR> 2. Exercise at least 5 out of 7 days (to whatever extent you can exercise) <BR> 3. Eat fruits and veggies <BR> 4. Give a goodie for encouragement to a member who needs it OR to reward someone for a job well done. <BR> 5. Try new recipes <BR> 6. Use the Nutrition Tracker and Fitness Tracker <BR> 7. Remem... Wed, 24 May 2017 09:48:06 EST It feels so go to be thinking healthy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32570x66426555 Only the second day of being back - but feeling very positive. My goal for today is to walk 30 minutes and get my 7,000 steps in. It's not easy - but I KNOW it is good for me . . . it is good for me! Tue, 14 Mar 2017 11:53:29 EST back to SPARK and getting more involved http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32570x66412621 I am back to getting on track with my goals. I'd like to join the current team challenge but don't know how to do that. I do know I need the support from others going through similar things. <BR> I'm a retired school teacher nearly 2 years now. I'm a grandma of 5, mother of 4 adult children, love crafts and craft shows. I want to be healthy so I can fully enjoy my life! Sun, 12 Mar 2017 10:55:42 EST Weight Loss Challenge March 6 - May 25, 2017 CHAT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14922x32570x66302217 <BR> Here's where we come to post our NSV's (So very important for us to do this.) and what we're doing, how we're doing it, and any ideas or questions we might have. <BR> <BR> Good luck on our Zing into Spring Challenge 2017! <BR> <BR> Babs &amp; Jeannie <BR> Co-Leaders Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:33:55 EST Weight Loss Challenge March 6 - May 25, 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14922x32570x66302206 Put Some Zing in Your Spring: March 6 - May 25, 2017 <BR> <BR> You said it’s fine to resurrect a past challenge. So that’s what I’m doing – and with a ‘ZING!! Let’s “Zing” our way through Spring. We CAN find that enthusiasm, that liveliness and that spirit. I decided to run this challenge for three months – all the way through spring. That way the next challenge will be a summer challenge. <BR> <BR> Along with our weight loss goals, let’s find the time to: <BR> 1. Journal <BR> 2. Exer... Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:30:29 EST need to communicate with others- I am hit and miss http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32570x65732472 I do know how important it is to communicate with others but instead of just thinking it I best do something about it. It is not that I don't know what I am doing it is owning up to it. December already and I am just not ready. This year is going to fast. Okay so I am 68, active [ in fact tend to volunteer and not get anything done for myself-weight wise.] I weigh at least 235 and am 5ft 8 inches. Almost afraid to get on scale.Today am volunteering at a dog rescue shelter. In fact these dogs... Sun, 4 Dec 2016 06:59:22 EST Add Some Spark To Your Life Chat Thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14922x32570x65687482 Please come here each week to share what you're working on; how much 'Spark' you've added and how you're doing it. <BR> <BR> Remember. We learn from each other. <BR> <BR> Enjoy the challenge. Sun, 27 Nov 2016 11:10:53 EST Add Some Spark To Your Life: 12/5/16 - 2/27/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14922x32570x65687419 Let’s add some Spark our lives. We’ve had several NSV Challenges. Now that we finished one holiday and we’re heading into two more maybe it’s time to add something else – some ‘Spark’ – to our lives. We CAN find the SPIRIT of the holidays by taking care of ourselves, putting ‘get healthier’ at the top of our goals, reworking our goals. <BR> <BR> Along with our weight loss goals, let’s find the time to: Journal; Exercise; Drink more water; Use the Nutrition Tracker; Read labels; Weigh/meas... Sun, 27 Nov 2016 11:00:26 EST My Big Fat Body Documentary http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32570x65468884 I watched the film "Mt Big Fat Body" last night. Scary and motivating. I'm 65, and have been at least 50 lbs overweight for the past 30 years, with it creeping up and up until now I am at my heaviest ever, over 100 lbs overweight. For someone who used to weigh 120 lbs and take a ballet class three times a week in her twenties, I just look at my weight in disbelief on my scale. Yes, I had thyroid problems in my forties that went undiagnosed for too long. But I've been on mess for that for... Tue, 25 Oct 2016 09:21:21 EST Country song you like. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14879x32570x65190094 Remember When / Alan Jackson Thu, 15 Sep 2016 15:04:11 EST Name a Movie Old or New http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14879x32570x65189422 Mission Impossible. Tom Cruise Thu, 15 Sep 2016 12:55:21 EST Name of a Movie, Old or New http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14879x32570x65184354 Gone with the Wind. Wed, 14 Sep 2016 20:07:27 EST Fall NSV Challenge Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14922x32570x65063323 This is where we come to post our ideas, our NSV's, pounds lost, how we're doing, what our goals are, helpful ideas, tidbits, vent - whatever we need to post. <BR> <BR> I'm excited and happy to have the NSV Challenge back. We all were happy with it and we all did so well. <BR> <BR> Let's go team. Sun, 28 Aug 2016 12:53:34 EST Fall Non-Scale Victories (NSV) Challenge!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14922x32570x65063301 Lose Pounds &amp; Gain NSV’s: Aug 29 - Nov 28 <BR> <BR> Back by "Popular Demand" the Non-Scale Victories (NSV) Challenge. We all did so well with this. Let's do it again. <BR> <BR> How does that sound? Toss those pounds to the wayside and pick up some NSV’s. It all counts. I sometimes forget about the NSV’s. That isn’t good. <BR> <BR> I definitely want and NEED to lose weight. However, I (we) should not be so cavalier about the NSV’s. So for this challenge let’s do both. <BR> <BR> Each ... Sun, 28 Aug 2016 12:50:15 EST Had a great day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32570x64774485 I was excited to see that gardening (planting and weeding) counts as exercise. Yay! Spent at least 30 minutes and burned 205 calories doing so - per health.harvard.edu. Too bad sweating buckets wasn't on their list. Serious humidity out there! <BR> <BR> I have also lost 3.8 pounds in the last 7 days! This is such a shocker to me. A very, very happy shock. <BR> <BR> Babs and Jeannie: I do miss the mountains. When I got stressed, I'd get into my old '67 Camaro and just drive - either up the m... Fri, 15 Jul 2016 22:03:30 EST Thank you http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14922x32570x64737029 First I'd like to thank you for your support. So glad I'm not alone in living with clutter. What I mean is that I'm (selfishly) glad someone can relate. I'd also like to thank you for the Spark Goodies I've received from some of you. Very nice surprise indeed! <BR> <BR> Now for some honesty...I'm having a hard time starting. Not only the exercises and time on the treadmill, but I bought-into the Diabetes Destroyer Diet (DDD) and I haven't started the 10-day regimen for that - nothing but smo... Sun, 10 Jul 2016 15:00:51 EST New member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32570x64725368 Hi everyone! My name is Lori, I live in central Iowa, and I just turned 60 two days ago. I have 4 grandchildren, all living in Minnesota. I originally joined SPARKPEOPLE in 2009, but have only lurked a few times over the last 7 years. I am at my worst weight-wise, and kicking myself for gaining back more than 100 pounds TWICE! Once in my early 40s and again in my mid-50s. I really am hoping the 3rd time is the charm. I just bought a treadmill and have only had to dust it off twice so far. lol... Fri, 8 Jul 2016 19:47:09 EST The Heat Is On (July 4 - Aug 29) Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14922x32570x64659792 <BR> This is where we will come to share how we're 'melting down' in the summer heat. What are we focusing on? Please - not just the scale! There are so many other areas important for our health and well being. <BR> <BR> If we're happy with what we're doing, I believe the rest will fall in place. We will lose weight, get fit, feel better, and enjoy life! <BR> <BR> <em>259</em> Wed, 29 Jun 2016 14:38:29 EST The Heat Is On: July 4 - August 29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14922x32570x64659756 The Heat Is On: July 4 - August 29 <BR> <BR> The ‘Heat Is On’ and it’s time to get fit. We’ve been successful and happy by NOT focusing on the scale. So let’s continue to ignore the scale ‘just a little bit.’ <BR> Now that the “Heat is on” let’s work on what works for us: <BR> 1. Drink water - 8 glass daily <BR> 2. Eat fruits and veggies <BR> 3. Try new recipes <BR> 4. Use the Nutrition Tracker and Fitness Tracker <BR> 5. Read articles about your health <BR> 6. Take your measurement... Wed, 29 Jun 2016 14:34:28 EST The Diet Doctor - http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32570x64405939 Interesting web sight that I just checked out. <BR> In a nutshell, again confirming most everything I've been learning lately. <BR> Low Carb has certainly been a gift to me! <BR> <BR> The Diet Doctor..... <BR> <BR> http://dietdoctor.us2.list-manage.com/su<BR>bscribe/post?u=8f9ee6ec773386bf9f3c99a<BR>1c&amp;id=41db911777 Mon, 23 May 2016 17:47:14 EST Hope this makes you Smile http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32570x64357381 <BR> An elderly couple were celebrating their sixtieth anniversary. The couple had married as childhood sweethearts and had moved back to their old neighborhood after they retired. <BR> <BR> Holding hands, they walked back to their old school. It was not locked,so they entered, and found the old desk they'd shared, where Andy had carved, "I love you,Sally." <BR> <BR> On their way back home, a bag of money fell out of an armored car, practically landing at their feet. Sally quickly picked... Mon, 16 May 2016 17:31:20 EST New to Sparks and team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32570x64292382 Good Morning Everyone! I am relatively new to Sparks and the team. I need to lose approximately 126 pounds. As far as work is concerned, I work at a local hospital. Anyway looking forward to getting involved with Sparks and our team! Anything or any ideas, would enjoy hearing from team members! <em>30</em> Sat, 7 May 2016 08:46:23 EST Lose Pounds/Gain NSV's Chat Thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14922x32570x64234000 <BR> Please post here and let us know how you're doing, what you're doing AND all about your successes, enthusiasm, etc. <BR> <BR> It's been wonderful to have such enthusiasm and chatting with all of our team mates/Sparkies. <BR> <BR> Babs &amp; Jeannie Fri, 29 Apr 2016 10:43:47 EST Lose Pounds/Gain NSV's: May 1 - July 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14922x32570x64233970 Lose Pounds &amp; Gain NSV’s: May 1 - July 1 <BR> <BR> How does that sound? Toss those pounds to the wayside and pick up some NSV’s. It all counts. I sometimes forget about the NSV’s. That isn’t good. <BR> <BR> I definitely want and NEED to lose weight. However, I (we) should not be so cavalier about the NSV’s. So for this challenge let’s do both. <BR> <BR> Each week post your weight and any NSV’s for that particular week. Some NSV ideas are: passed up a donut at work or church; just... Fri, 29 Apr 2016 10:39:58 EST Cauliflower "mashed potatoes" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32570x64097831 Cauliflower “Mashed Potato” Recipe <BR> Ingredients <BR> • 2 cups Cauliflower <BR> • 1 bag Herbal Tea <BR> • 1 Tbs Mayo <BR> • 1 tsp Olive Oil <BR> • 1 Clove Garlic <BR> • Pinch of Salt <BR> • 1&amp;#8260;4 tsp Lemongrass Paste <BR> • Baby Spinach Leaves, raw, chopped fine <BR> Directions: <BR> Cut the cauliflower very fine into small pieces. Next, in a pot of boiling water, add the cauliflower along with a pinch of salt and cook for about 5 minutes. Turn off the heat, add a bag of herbal tea... Sun, 10 Apr 2016 18:29:10 EST Tapping Solution: Stress-Free Living,,, Ortner http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32570x64046276 The Tapping Solution: A Revolutionary System for Stress-Free Living <BR> Written by: Nick Ortner <BR> Narrated by: Nick Ortner <BR> <BR> this is the book I was talking about ...... <BR> Do you have things in your life that you wish were different...but you don’t know how to change? The Tapping Solution offers a new technique to deal with seemingly impossible situations. Tapping, also known as EFT, is a powerful tool for improving your life on multiple levels: mental, emotional, and physical.... Sun, 3 Apr 2016 23:44:45 EST BONE BROTH http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18788x32570x63920789 Benefits of Bone Broth: <BR> 1. Heal and seal your gut. According to Jill Grunewald, a holistic nutrition coach and founder of Healthful Elements, a cup a day works miracles for leaky gut syndrome but it's also good for protecting non-leaky guts. The gelatin in the bone broth (found in the knuckles, feet, and other joints) helps seal up holes in intestines. This helps cure chronic diarrhea, constipation, and even some food intolerances. <BR> <BR> 2. Protect your joints. Taking glucosamine su... Fri, 18 Mar 2016 10:40:39 EST Joining Put some zing in your spring! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14922x32570x63891760 Weighed in this morning - down 1 pound - but it is a loss. I've been tracking everyday and that helps with my focus. Walking more - but still need to up it more. My head is in a better place right now! Mon, 14 Mar 2016 11:24:51 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32570x63796768 My name is Karen. I am 62 years old and have been trying to loose the same 100 pounds for many years. I am a Nurse and know what I should do to live a healthy life but I just have not been able to. I am having issues with my hip and so am having a hard time walking. I have been part off Spark at least 4 times over the years do well for a time and then just can't sustain the momentum. I am hoping that joining your team will give me the support, friendship and encouragement that I need. ... Tue, 1 Mar 2016 19:10:52 EST Put Some Zing in Your Spring Chat Thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14922x32570x63794790 <BR> This is a place to share with all of our friends how we're doing, what we're doing and any concerns we have or wonderful new ideas. <BR> <BR> Please remember to pick out something to work on: nutrition tracking; drinking water; exercise more or begin; journaling; eat more veggies/fruits, etc. It might help someone and for sure it will help us. <BR> <BR> Let's get that Zing Thing going. <BR> <BR> Babs &amp; Jeannie Tue, 1 Mar 2016 14:10:19 EST Put Some Zing in Your Spring: 3/7 - 4/30/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14922x32570x63794736 Put Some Zing in Your Spring: March 7 - April 30, 2016 <BR> <BR> We just finished ‘Loving Ourselves’ for January and February. Now let’s put a little ‘Zing’ in our lives. Sparkle our Spring with the love we cultivated in the past couple of months and put it to work. Let’s “Zing” our way through Spring. We CAN find that enthusiasm, that liveliness and that spirit. <BR> <BR> Along with our weight loss goals, let’s find the time to: <BR> <BR> 1. Journal <BR> 2. Exercise <BR> 3. Drink... Tue, 1 Mar 2016 14:02:52 EST Sneakers and full length mirrows http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32570x63645329 Need new sneakers so went shopping found a pair but probably will take them back.They are to hard to walk in.I have flat feet and low arches,and buying shoes and sneakers its hard to find comfortable footwear. <BR> <BR> And while trying on sneakers i passed a full length mirrors. UGH I usually buy most of my clothes by catalog's so seeing myself in the full length another UGH. <BR> <BR> <em>39</em> Wed, 10 Feb 2016 18:55:49 EST Hot cross buns http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32570x63580629 I love hot cross buns and they are now in the grocery store,they come 6 to a package and i good eat the whole package in 2 days with a huge glass of milk.So walked by them several times and didnt put them in my cart.At some point i will buy a package and eat one and freeze the rest in single servings. <BR> <BR> <em>4</em> Tue, 2 Feb 2016 14:34:38 EST Dr. Ludwig: Always Hungry? book http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32570x63342562 The Empowering Neurologist, Dr. Perlmutter interviews Dr. David Ludwig. Dr. Ludwig is a practicing endocrinologist and researcher at Boston Children’s Hospital, Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, and Professor of Nutrition at Harvard School of Public Health. <BR> <BR> If you google that: Dr. Perlmutter interviews Dr. David Ludwig.... awesome interview! Awesome! <BR> <BR> Dr. Ludwig has published over 150 scientific articles, and presently serves as Contributing Writer for ... Mon, 4 Jan 2016 20:59:22 EST Love Yourself! Jan 4 - Feb 29, 2016 Chat Thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14922x32570x63303201 <BR> This is where we come to discuss our successes, our slips, our ideas, our discoveries, what we're trying that's new or has worked for us before. Thu, 31 Dec 2015 12:32:11 EST Love Yourself! Jan 4 - Feb 29, 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14922x32570x63303185 Love Yourself! Jan 4 – Feb 29, 2016 <em>129</em> <BR> <BR> Do you love yourself? You should. We all know that it’s important to love ourselves and that it’s “OKAY” to love ourselves. That’s how we accomplish our healthier lifestyle goals. That’s how we become better mothers, daughters, sisters, wives, grandmothers, friends . . . and so forth. <BR> <BR> Since this Challenge includes the month of February, I think it’s important to include love and that means our hearts. Isn’t th... Thu, 31 Dec 2015 12:29:40 EST Chronic Illness. Check out chriskre sser.com http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18788x32570x63261926 Snooping around the internet today, I found this article. Since I'm feeling so much better since ditching carbs (flour, sugar, rice, noodles, potatoes -- all the whites) I was a little fascinated with this article because he mentions so many chronic illness that my friends experience. Check this article and other on his web site if you are curious <BR> <BR> http://chriskresser.com/why-we-get-sick-<BR>and-how-to-get-well/ <BR> Fri, 25 Dec 2015 13:36:56 EST Smile! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14879x32570x63077762 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/112add17-b9c4-4fa6-b2e3-46de71239bac.jpg"> Sat, 28 Nov 2015 14:26:33 EST Hi there! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32570x62971598 I'm Mary. I'm 61 and want to lose 100 pounds (well, 95 now after 6 weeks here). I am basically a hermit and hate to leave the house alone, but I need to overcome that. I have a wonderful husband and a goofy yellow Lab. We live at the Jersey Shore and are retired. Fri, 13 Nov 2015 11:50:46 EST Holiday Weight Loss Challenge Chat Thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14922x32570x62918240 <BR> Please come here and chat, vent, share what's working, what you're doing, your ideas and give support. Let's get through these holidays together and be healthier and happier in 2016. <BR> <BR> Babs Fri, 6 Nov 2015 10:41:06 EST Holiday Weight Loss Challenge: 11/9/15 - 1/4/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14922x32570x62918211 Let’s get excited - ‘Let’s get physical’ - about the Holiday Weight Loss Challenge. Let’s enter Into the New Year healthier, lighter and happier. The challenge begins Monday, 11/9/15 and ends 1/4/16. <BR> <BR> Please state your Name and your Goal of how many Pounds you want to take off during this Challenge. Then every time you WI just click on Edit at the bottom of your original post and each week you can update your new weight. <BR> <BR> There also will be a Holiday Weight Loss Chall... Fri, 6 Nov 2015 10:38:19 EST SP 30 Day Fitness Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14922x32570x62876378 I joined the SP 30 day Challenge for November. Would you like to add a little extra to your fitness routine? Join us!! <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po<BR>st=stay_active_with_the_find30_step_in<BR>to_holiday_health_challenge </link> <BR> <BR> You need to go to the link above. Just click on it! There is a link to join the team. You'll get Spark Points and daily newsletters with tips and advice to add minutes to your workout. Hey, why not try it?? <BR> <BR> Babs Sun, 1 Nov 2015 09:44:06 EST Spooktober!! Oct. 1 - 31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14922x32570x62608013 Spooktober!! Oct. 1 - 31 <BR> <BR> I had fun with our October challenge last couple of years. So I decided to resurrect it. I thought we might have a hair-raising October this year. <BR> <BR> Tomb It May Concern, <BR> <BR> How about scaring some tone into our bodies, firming up our bat wings, beating off some Zombies, capturing some ghosts? Did I hear you say ‘yes!!’ That’s Spooktacular. <BR> <BR> Bury your fear of trying something new. Come alive! Legend has it that if you get out an... Mon, 28 Sep 2015 10:17:53 EST hope http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32570x62586589 I just found out that the Dalai Lama was in the US for medical exam and has been told to get rest...so his planned visits around the area (New England) have been postponed. I had posted having both the Dalai Lama and Pope Francis were reasons to have hope...Now I hope that both holy men get the rest they need. Like us, neither of them is getting any younger! I send a message of hope and encouragement to one and all, Alicia Fri, 25 Sep 2015 13:16:10 EST hope http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32570x62568524 I was away for a couple days. Still recording my nutrition/exercise, still trying to get both in line. <BR> <BR> Lots of stress the past week. Wonder if there isn't something in the bio-rhythm or what ever of the earth...so many people I connect with have had medical or emotional disturbances. In that same line of thought I can't help but observe that both Pope Francis and the Dalai Lama are visitng the US in this same time frame. Hope that the hope and kindness they model brings those th... Wed, 23 Sep 2015 09:56:00 EST New to Team not to SP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32570x62475167 Hi my name is Donna. I am 66 a cancer survivor 2 times now and an Alcoholic & sober 20+ years now. Sometimes things happen for a reason, in the last few months a blocked memory surfaced from my childhood and I found out I was physically abused by a friend of my father & nobody ever knew. I am not ashamed of sharing my past as now I can see that my actions & behavior over the years was in fact my wall building. I am Taking it down brick by brick , one step, one moment at a time. I am thankful ... Fri, 11 Sep 2015 13:02:35 EST Fall Harvest Weight Loss Challenge CHAT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14922x32570x62441416 <BR> This is the place to come and post how you're doing with the Fall WL Challenge. <BR> <BR> What are you doing that works for you? <BR> <BR> Have you made any discoveries that you'd like to share? Articles you think might help some of us? <BR> <BR> This is the place to let us know and to 'chat' and provide support and motiviation. <BR> <BR> Good Luck. <BR> <BR> Babs Mon, 7 Sep 2015 10:27:35 EST Fall Harvest Weight Loss Challenge Sept 8 - Oct 31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14922x32570x62441355 Fall Harvest Weight Loss Challenge <BR> Starts Sept. 8th through Oct. 31st <BR> <BR> This is the beginning of ‘holiday time!’ Very soon we’ll be buying Halloween treats for all the little ones. For me it’s so hard to keep my own hands out of it. Then we begin with more holidays as we finish the year. <BR> I think this is the perfect time to work on 2 or 3 things (more if you want to) that will help us make it through the difficult holidays/parties. So beginning Sept. 8th pick out 2 or... Mon, 7 Sep 2015 10:19:08 EST SparkPeople's New Challenge and Start Page http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32570x62348437 Check it out if you haven't already: <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po<BR>st=check_out_sparkpeoples_new_challenges </link> Wed, 26 Aug 2015 15:13:50 EST Daily Calories?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32570x62253988 Hi Everyone!! I have a quick question for all of you. My daily calorie allotment is 1200-1500 a day. Usually I end up right around 1300. If at the end of the day you have calories left is it wise to use them late that night. Are we supposed to be eating every single calorie?? You would think by now I would know the answer to this question....... <BR> Hugs, <BR> Christie Fri, 14 Aug 2015 12:47:41 EST CAN It! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32570x62070922 <BR> I have mentioned before that I joined a 5% Summer Challenge. One of the leaders wrote a fantastic blog and I want to share it with you. I found it very, very motivating. I hope you do too. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5963293 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts??? Wed, 22 Jul 2015 10:39:21 EST avoiding late night snacking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32570x62030004 I do pretty well eating healthy, but start looking for something to munch on after supper. I know about healthy alternatives, and I'm usually fine when I don't bring the tempting foods into my house, BUT, I have decided that I will now get on line and post something here on SP when the cravings start. <BR> Fri, 17 Jul 2015 08:09:46 EST Hi. My name is Jan and I live in Washington State http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32570x61977857 think i did this wrong Fri, 10 Jul 2015 16:41:34 EST Summer Melt Down WL Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14922x32570x61855861 Come to this thread and let us know how you're doing, what you're doing, how you feel. Did you try something new? Continue what you've been doing? Share with us. <BR> <BR> Let's make this a successful Summer Melt Down. Shake It Off. Share and Smile! <BR> <BR> Babs Fri, 26 Jun 2015 11:21:08 EST Summer Melt Down WL Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14922x32570x61855803 This is our Summer Melt Down Challenge. It will run for 10 weeks - from June 29th through Sept. 7th. <BR> <BR> Let’s ‘Shake It Up’ while we’re ‘Melting Down.’ <BR> 1. Drink water - 8 glass daily <BR> 2. Exercise at least 5 out of 7 days (to whatever extent you can exercise) <BR> 3. Eat fruits and veggies <BR> 4. Give a goodie for encouragement to a member who needs it OR to reward someone for a job well done. <BR> 5. Try new recipes <BR> 6. Use the Nutrition Tracker and Fitness Trac... Fri, 26 Jun 2015 11:14:47 EST So What are Your Summer Plans and Goals? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32570x61698599 I get two weeks off in July and haven't really decided what I want to do with those days. Anyone have ideas? Sun, 7 Jun 2015 15:02:50 EST Shake It Off! May 1 - May 31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14922x32570x61373215 Sometimes it's good to resurrect an old challenge. I know that I need to really work harder on exercise. So for May I decided to revive an oldie but a goodie. Here we go - <BR> <BR> Let’s Get Physical: May 1 - May 31 <BR> <BR> Did you know that May is National Salad Month, National Egg Month, National Barbecue Month, National Hamburger Month, National Bike Month, Motorcycle Safety Month AND National MeditationMonth in the U.S.? There is a long list of ‘Nationals’ for the month of May. <... Fri, 1 May 2015 12:50:02 EST newbie from maine http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32570x61312394 good evening all <BR> my name is faylene and im almost 60 and 100lbs over weight and the onset of diabetes...i want to see my 4 grandchildren grow...so im looking foward to meeting new friends and get much needed encouragement...all have a great evening Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:13:54 EST Memorial Weekend Bash 2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32570x61273229 You are invited to our Virtual Memorial Holiday Party of 2015 which will take place May 22 - 25, 2015 - Memorial Weekend! The location is in Delray Beach, Florida. I bought a ‘vacation/retirement home’ there last year. I really need a place to get away from everything, a place to unwind. I want us to use it as our Party Palace. Please come and make yourself at home and take a tour. Check out the link below. <BR> <BR> Help me plan the food and entertainment. I know you can all entertain! I’m... Mon, 20 Apr 2015 13:00:41 EST Feeling Down? 5 Steps to Pull Yourself Up http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18788x32570x61098638 Some of you are very familiar with Linda Spangle and her books, including 100 Days of Weight Loss and the SP Team of the same name. She also has a Web site and blog. Some time ago I had run across a blog posting she had written a few years ago about pulling yourself out of one of those "down" days or weeks. I've had a few of them myself and I imagine you have, too. But rather than throw in the towel and say "to heck with it," Ms. Spangle has some great suggestions on how to pull yourself up... Wed, 1 Apr 2015 18:13:05 EST Blossom in April: April 1 - 30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14922x32570x61094825 Blossom in April: April 1 - 30 <BR> <BR> The following are a few of the April Observances/Holidays: <BR> <BR> Emotional Overeating Awareness Month: Stressed? Find another outlet besides comfort food. (Now that’s easy to type, but not easy to do.) <BR> <BR> National Rebuilding Month: Rebuild muscles/strength/balance that we have let slide. <BR> <BR> Stress Awareness Month: Meditate. Talk a walk. Read a book. <BR> <BR> Pick one of the above observances for the entire month - OR - pick... Wed, 1 Apr 2015 10:18:10 EST Spring N2 Action WL Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14922x32570x60958663 Please Share anything you care to talk about as to how you're doing, what you're doing or feeling during this Spring WL Challenge. The chat posts are helpful and motivating. <BR> <BR> It isn't easy to lose weight and we need each other. With everyone's support, encouragement and with a Can Do Attitude, we can all lose weight (or for some of us maintain) during this 3 month Challenge! <BR> <BR> On your mark, get set SPARK! <BR> <BR> Babs Tue, 17 Mar 2015 16:21:25 EST Spring N2 Action & Add a Little Spark to Your Life http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14922x32570x60958632 Spring N2 Action and Add a Little Spark to Your Life! (March 23 - June 21) <BR> <BR> Wikipedia defines gardening as: “Gardening is the practice of growing and cultivating plants as part of horticulture.” Spring is the time of year when so many of us have thoughts of beautiful lawns and gardens. <BR> <BR> We can plant fruits, vegetables, herbs and/or flowers. We can fill our homes with beauty, provide food for our families and seasonings to flavor our meals. <BR> <BR> We can also cu... Tue, 17 Mar 2015 16:14:57 EST Bite Into a Healthy Lifestyle: March 1 - 31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14922x32570x60784642 Bite Into a Healthy Lifestyle: March 1 - 31 <BR> <BR> March is National Nutrition Month. Their slogan ‘Bite Into a Healthy Lifestyle’ creates a perfect challenge for us. <BR> <BR> Let’s ‘Bite Into a Healthy Lifestyle’ during the month of March. What you do and how you do it is up to you. Share what you’re doing. Post as often as you can. What you post might help someone else. <BR> <BR> Name: <BR> (What you are doing or what you have done.) <BR> March 1 - 7: Made over a recipe (Share w... Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:10:11 EST Been Away http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32570x60759260 Have been away for some time - I'm grateful your still here <em>30</em> Tue, 24 Feb 2015 22:22:38 EST Just 'generalizing' http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32570x60686403 Hi,,I feel like a kid with their face pressed on the glass, looking in...trying to navigate the message boards:) Im starting to see 'familiar' names popping up here and there,,,and I'm like a dog with a bone,,,determined to look for support for weight loss. It's something I've never really done. Im a 'loner'...cuz I don't like putting my 'stuff' out there lol...silly, I know. At 59...that just starts to go away,,,know what I mean? <BR> <BR> Lots of cold, here in Michigan. It hasn't bother... Tue, 17 Feb 2015 12:13:13 EST Introducing myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32570x60640841 Hi there. Im Marie. Im 59,,mother to 7, grandma to 23. Im overweight and on a mission in 2015 to get rid of it. Finally. The way I'm going to do it, is to not take no for an answer lol <BR> <BR> I don't know if its the getting older or what,,but I feel so done with this. I realize more and more that my thinking is my downfall. It's where my 'actions' start...or don't start ...so..my goal is to change my thinking. Not just positive talk...but positive walk. Specific, small, do-able goals. ... Thu, 12 Feb 2015 14:39:07 EST What's Love Got To Do With It?: Feb 1 - 28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14922x32570x60515699 What’s Love Got To Do With It??: Feb 1 – 28 <BR> <BR> February – the month of Love!! It’s American Heart Month. Do you love yourself enough to spend time on yourself, take care of yourself, enjoy life? You should – we should! It will ‘do your heart good.’ <BR> <BR> Let’s make the time to do a few little things for ourselves because we ‘love ourselves.’ When we love or take care of ourselves, we show others how much we love them too. We can show love in numerous ways. Some examples ... Sat, 31 Jan 2015 12:21:17 EST Tracking other goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32570x60390134 Can someone please tell me how to track my "Other Goals". One goal is to get 5 servings of Fruits/Veggies daily. But I don't know how to track and it doesn't show when I move the ticker. <BR> thanks. <BR> <BR> Today is the first day of the rest of my life - day 14. <BR> Mon, 19 Jan 2015 20:26:06 EST The #1 Health-Booster in 2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32570x60305005 <BR> I read this article in the Sunday paper. It's in the 'Parade Magazine.' So many of you may have read it. For those of you who did not, as well as those of you who may have missed it, it's worth reading. <BR> <BR> <link>parade.com/364863/virginiasolesmith/<BR>the-no-1-health-booster-in-2015/ </link> <BR> <BR> Great article. <BR> <BR> Babs Mon, 12 Jan 2015 11:05:08 EST Hang 10: January 1 - 31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14922x32570x60155166 Hang 10: January 1 - 31 <BR> <BR> Do you have 10 minutes to spare? Sure you do! There’s a lot you can do. There’s walking, stretching exercises, yoga, job, swim, water walking, chair exercises, organize a closet/drawer/shelf in cupboards, journal, meditate, call a friend, plan your week’s menu or grocery list . . . The list is endless, and the choice is yours. <BR> <BR> January 1 is a great time to get back on track. Start it with 10 minutes. Start small, work your way up. <BR> <BR... Tue, 30 Dec 2014 10:31:25 EST new years resolutions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32570x60130309 I am getting a head start on my new years resolutions this year... <BR> <BR> first of all.... on christmas eve I got the final okay for my by-pass surgery.. it is set for Monday january19.... <BR> <BR> I have been slowly preparing myself for this big step and chose the end of the year to be my last of certain things... no more fast food.. buffets... fried foods.. I have been cleaning out cupboards... double checking my pants to see which ones I can fit into next <BR> <BR> and the most imp... Sat, 27 Dec 2014 18:25:53 EST I'm Baaaaaaaaaaack http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32570x60041057 Hi all my old friends and the new people here too. I have been here before but earlier this year I encountered some severe health issues and quit. Of course, I lost my old name tag so am now on here as Sunwyn. My name is Wyndy, I live in Northern Saskatchewan and have a husband Ted, a Corgi Dollar, and a cat Tigger. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 12:38:05 EST CHRISTMAS QUESTIONS! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32570x60031824 <em>446</em> <em>445</em> <em>335</em> <em>38</em> <em>444</em> <em>272</em> <em>460</em> <em>447</em> <BR> <BR> What is your Favorite Christmas Movie? <BR> <BR> <BR> What is your Favorite Christmas Song? <BR> <BR> <BR> What is the most favorite Christmas gift you ever received and/or gave to someone? <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>442</em> <em>144</em> <em>443</em> <em>425</em> <em>499</em> <em>339</em> <em>26</em> <em>19</em> <em>103</em> <BR> Mon, 15 Dec 2014 12:45:55 EST CHAT - Winter Wonderful Me WL Challenge 12/8-3/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14922x32570x59927977 Please Share here anything you care to talk about as to how you're doing or feeling, etc. during this Winter WL Challenge. I love reading all your chat posts. I honestly have so much empathy for those of us who have lots of ups and downs. We Learn from each other which helps me and probably everyone in Challenging Themselves to lose Weight this Winter. It isn't easy to lose weight (at least for me) but with everyone's support, encouragement and with a positive I Can & Will Do This for My... Wed, 3 Dec 2014 17:23:02 EST WINTER WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE 12/8 to 3/16/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14922x32570x59927832 <em>521</em> <em>345</em> <em>267</em> <em>324</em> <em>249</em> <em>445</em> <em>409</em> <em>215</em> <BR> <BR> Name: Jill <BR> Current Weight:244.9: <BR> Weight Loss Goal: Losing 8-10 pounds would make me very Happy! <em>521</em> <em>249</em> <em>244</em> <em>381</em> <em>313</em> <em>409</em> <em>214</em> <em>445</em> <em>192</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> 12/10 - 244.9 <BR> <BR> 12/15 - 244.2 <em>243</em> <em>442</em> <BR> <BR> 12... Wed, 3 Dec 2014 17:01:34 EST SparkGuy's 10 Minute Fitness Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32570x59494221 Perhaps you've already seen this, but if not, FYI: <link>sparkpeople.com/10/ </link> Sat, 18 Oct 2014 14:59:54 EST Spooktober!! Oct. 1 - 31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14922x32570x59303194 Spooktober!! Oct. 1 - 31 <BR> <BR> I had fun with our October challenge last year. So I decided to resurrect it. I thought we might have a hair-raising October this year. <BR> <BR> Tomb It May Concern, <BR> <BR> How about scaring some tone into our bodies, firming up our bat wings, beating off some Zombies, capturing some ghosts? Did I hear you say ‘yes!!’ That’s Spooktacular. <BR> <BR> Bury your fear of trying something new. Come alive! Legend has it that if you get out and walk, ho... Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:31:15 EST Spooktober!! Oct. 1 - 31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18788x32570x59303111 Spooktober!! Oct. 1 - 31 <BR> <BR> I had fun with our October challenge last year. So I decided to resurrect it. I thought we might have a hair-raising October this year. <BR> <BR> Tomb It May Concern, <BR> <BR> How about scaring some tone into our bodies, firming up our bat wings, beating off some Zombies, capturing some ghosts? Did I hear you say ‘yes!!’ That’s Spooktacular. <BR> <BR> Bury your fear of trying something new. Come alive! Legend has it that if you get out and walk, ho... Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:23:26 EST FREE- "Rewire Your Brain to Think Thin" 9/29-10/31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32570x59251558 I want to share this information on Receiving a Daily Free 30 minute audio of weight loss type subjects for 30 days (9/29 to 10/31). I think Linda Spangle, who recommended this is very knowledgeable about the whys and hows of Losing weight. She has great insight into why a lot of people overeat. I'm going to try to listen to these every day as 30 minutes isn't a huge chunk of time and they are hopefully well worth taking the time to listen to. In case You are interested please read the i... Wed, 24 Sep 2014 14:23:42 EST Did You Know? Sept 1 - 30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14922x32570x58972705 Did You Know? Sept 1 - 30 <BR> <BR> Summer will end very soon, and it can’t end soon enough for me! We’ve all been so busy this summer. Our team has suffered in many ways. Members are experiencing serious health problems, or a family member is experiencing health problems/serious illness, deaths, financial concerns - you name it. <BR> <BR> We haven’t had a ‘mini challenge’ for a couple of months know. I felt we had enough to focus on as it was. <BR> <BR> I think it’s time for a chan... Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:42:18 EST FREE MINDFUL EATING SUMMIT- Dr. Albers, PsyD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18788x32570x58911083 If you're interested in a free Mindful Eating Summit given by Dr. Susan Albers, PsyD please check out her article below and you can sign up for it on the link below. She was introduced by Dr. Melissa McCreery, PsyD on Melissa's website. I like Dr. McCreery and she shared Dr. Susan Albers article, you can read it below, on toomuchonherplate that's enough for me to give it a try. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Mindful Eating - Written by Dr. Susan Albers, PsyD <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Mindful eat... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:34:35 EST Labor Day Party: Aug 29 - Sept 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32570x58876107 You are invited to a Virtual Labor Day Party. The location is in Delray Beach, Florida. It’s the same location where we had our Fourth of July Bash. We all had such a great time that I thought we should wind up this summer with a Labor Day Party. <BR> <BR> Please come and make yourself at home and take a tour. Check out the link below. <BR> <BR> You all seem to have terrific contacts as far as entertainment goes. Who will you invite to our grand summer finale party? There’s plenty of r... Mon, 18 Aug 2014 11:20:06 EST WHAT ARE YOU GRATEFUL FOR TODAY? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32570x58720921 Please Read this Poem and Share with us One Thing Daily You're Grateful For? <BR> <BR> <BR> The World is Mine <BR> Today, upon a bus, I saw a very beautiful woman <BR> And wished I were as beautiful. <BR> When suddenly she rose to leave, <BR> I saw her hobble down the aisle. <BR> She had one leg and wore a crutch. <BR> But as she passed, she passed a smile. <BR> Oh, God, forgive me when I whine. <BR> I have two legs; the world is mine. <BR> <BR> I stopped to buy some candy. <BR> The lad w... Sat, 2 Aug 2014 13:22:43 EST catching up http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32570x58699517 its been awhile since I have posted anything..... I have been kinda busy.... lot of doctors appointments... then a short visit from my sister last week... she stopped here on her way up to visit other family members in west Virginia... she also brought her 11yr old grand-daughter ... that was a nice day for all of us... abby had never seen the ocean... so our first thing we did was find a bucket for her to collect sea shells.. <BR> <BR> my sister also had two companion/service dogs with h... Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:18:42 EST Three positive things about ourselves http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32570x58535188 1. I'm good with people. <BR> 2. I have good intentions. <BR> 3. I don't give up easily. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 22:22:51 EST Struggling with Emotional Eating? Dr. McCreery,PhD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32570x58460045 A lot of us struggle with emotional eating. I know I tend to reach for food when something is upsetting me even when I'm not really hungry. If you also do this you might want to check out these 5 free videos by Dr. Melissa McCreery, PhD. She is a Psychologist who specializes in helping people with this very subject. . .She is an expert on eating problems & disorders, also a published author. <BR> <BR> <BR> These links are to a Free 5 video series on Emotional Eating by Dr. Melissa, McC... Mon, 7 Jul 2014 18:46:44 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32570x58326051 Hi, new to this group, need to lose 125! I've lost a lot before but never can keep it off, but this time has to be different. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 18:39:58 EST Fourth of July "Bash" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32570x58246880 You are invited to a Virtual Fourth of July Party. The location is in Delray Beach, Florida. It’s the same location where we had our Memorable Memorial Day Bash. We all had such a great time over Memorial Day weekend and you said you wanted another party. Now’s the time! <BR> <BR> Please come and make yourself at home and take a tour. Check out the link below. <BR> <BR> Let’s begin to plan the food and entertainment. You were all very ‘entertaining’ the last time you came. I’m going t... Tue, 17 Jun 2014 10:49:00 EST CHAT - Summer/Fall WL Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14922x32570x58207689 The Chat is where we can come and share our successes as well as things that haven't worked too well for us. All of us can learn things from others & be there to support & encourage each other as well as share Hugs & Congrats when things are going well. . . <BR> <BR> <BR> I'm looking forward to a New fresh start as didn't do well in the Spring WL Challenge. My focus is better now that life has settled down more for me. It's time I put into practice & do what I know is healthy both in ea... Fri, 13 Jun 2014 14:53:38 EST Summer/Fall Weight Loss Challenge 6/16-11/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14922x32570x58207337 The Summer/Fall Weight Loss Challenge 6/16 to 11/24 - "Can & Will Do It" <em>521</em> <em>243</em> <em>248</em> <em>441</em> <em>34</em> <em>249</em> <em>530</em> <em>252</em> <BR> <BR> Name: <BR> <BR> Current Weight: <BR> <BR> Weight Loss Goal: <BR> <BR> Things I Need & Want to Focus on to Move Forward: <BR> <BR> 1. <BR> <BR> 2. <BR> <BR> 3. <BR> <BR> <BR> 6/16 <BR> <BR> 6/23 <BR> <BR> 6/30 <BR> <BR> 7/7 <BR> <BR> 7/14 <BR> <BR> 7/21 <BR> <BR> 7/28 <B... Fri, 13 Jun 2014 14:04:28 EST Inquiring Minds Want to Know - week of 6/9-6/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32570x58161425 On another team we started this idea as an alternative to the "question of the day" or "question of the week". There have been such fun answers and it has been a lot of fun, I thought maybe you might enjoy this too. <BR> <BR> Answer one or many in the same post - answer the same or different ones as often as you choose - some answers may change depending on the mood or the day of the week. Have fun, share, get to know us and help us to know YOU better. The most important rule is to HAVE FUN... Mon, 9 Jun 2014 12:14:15 EST Eat a Rainbow: June 9 - June 30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14922x32570x58120625 June is “National Fruit & Vegetables Month.” This is a ‘diet’ that will work for all of us. So let’s “Eat a Rainbow” to celebrate the month of June! We can - <BR> <BR> Strengthen our immune system <BR> Lower our risk for certain cancers <BR> Help ward off type 2 diabetes <BR> Reduce high blood pressure <BR> Prevent some eye diseases <BR> Maintain urinary tract health <BR> Maintain heart health <BR> Improve memory <BR> Help build strong bones and teeth <BR> <BR> Ready to shop the... Thu, 5 Jun 2014 15:24:46 EST Maya Angelou http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32570x58031138 Sorry that Maya Angelou has passed away. However, her family said she was in full control of her faculties when she died. It's nice to know that her suffering, if any, was not long. <BR> <BR> She had a tremendous influence in so many ways: writing, movies, philosophy, and music. Many of my students were greatly influenced by her. I'm sure many of us were. <BR> <BR> Wed, 28 May 2014 19:47:28 EST Hay House World Summit 5/31 to 6/9/ 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32570x57988282 I thought I'd share the link to sign up for the upcoming Hay House World Summit 2014 that starts next Saturday and runs through Monday, June 9th for anyone who is interested. <BR> <BR> You can join it for free and have access to 30 audios or for a $7 fee you will get access to around 100 audios & other resources. There will be various subjects from different life experts but the ones I'm most interested in are the ones about meditating, losing weight, how to sleep mindfully, etc. For me I'... Sun, 25 May 2014 00:51:15 EST Breathing Exercise that Relieves Anxiety http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32570x57864987 A Simple Breathing Exercise that Relieves Anxiety <BR> By Advice From a Twenty Something (From Stylelist.com) <BR> <BR> We all experience anxiety, some of us more than others. While for the most part, this stress is triggered psychologically, your body has a lot to do with it as well. Using your mind to take control of this stress is always a great solution, but sometimes your head can get so cloudy that you just can't think. These moments are when you should turn to your physical body to h... Tue, 13 May 2014 22:56:46 EST Brain Exercise That Boosts Creativity & Calm http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32570x57831434 THE BRAIN EXERCISE THAT BOOSTS CREATIVITY & CALM (Article from INC. on AOL.com) <em>214</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Many corporations use meditation to help employees bring new ideas to the table -- Shell Oil, Google, General Mills to name a few. I think it's also important for entrepreneurs to make meditation part of their daily routine. <BR> <BR> Since I built time for meditation into my workweek, my capacity to shape the glimmer of an idea into a fully developed proposal has both expanded a... Sun, 11 May 2014 00:37:38 EST A Memorable Memorial Weekend 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32570x57789983 You are invited to our First Virtual Holiday Party of 2014 which will take place Memorial Weekend! The location is in Delray Beach, Florida. I just bought a ‘vacation home’ there. I really needed a place to just get away from everything, a place to unwind. I may retire there. I’m not sure yet. In the meantime, I want us to use it as our Party Palace. Please come and make yourself at home and take a tour. Check out the link below. <BR> <BR> Help me plan the food and entertainment. I ... Wed, 7 May 2014 10:33:03 EST A Free Meditation Website http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32570x57776983 There are many websites that feature guided Meditations. I'm sure I've posted up the link to the UCLA quite awhile ago but thought I'd post it up again as we have new Members (& Present Ones) who might want to try it. Many medical experts recommend that we mediate daily to help us deal better with stress, become more relaxed and even Happier. My Goal is to start mediating every day to lessen my stress and be more relaxed. . . <BR> <BR> <link>www.marc.ucla.edu/body.cfm?id=22 </link> <B... Tue, 6 May 2014 09:35:50 EST Getting your groove on. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32570x57728809 What does that mean to you? For me it means feeling like I can do things in the way I want to. One of the first things I notice when thins are going really well is walking with authority. Walking feels better, all of a sudden I notice my pace is faster, with little effort. It feels real good. <em>354</em> Fri, 2 May 2014 10:18:07 EST You May - You CAN! May 1 - 31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14922x32570x57705295 I really like the challenge that was posted on the SP blog, 'A Mile a Day in May.' The following is taken directly from that blog. <BR> <BR> "When it comes to building healthy habits, consistency is the key. It's a great idea to get in the habit of flexing your consistency muscle as much as possible, across as many parts of your life as you can. When you're consistent in one area of your life, it makes it even easier to start and stick with other, bigger challenges. An easy way to do this i... Wed, 30 Apr 2014 15:22:53 EST A-Z Words That Are The Same http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14879x32570x57619554 Allow - Do <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> This for me is harder than figuring out an opposite word, give it a Try Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:44:26 EST Thank you http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32570x57619415 Thanks everyone for the welcome. Trying to recalculate my brain into taking one step at a time. There is so much information here, and I am trying to learn how to maneuver around the site! Then, I will try to participate in more challenges and goals! Have a successful day tomorrow! Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:27:41 EST CHAT - Spring Work It Weight Loss Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14922x32570x57612156 I Hope Everyone will come here and tell it like it is. We need to share our Ups as Well as our Downs. . .Also good to hear what works for you and what doesn't. Feel free to share what's on your mind. <em>410</em> <em>88</em> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 05:41:19 EST SPRING WORK IT WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE 4/28-6/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14922x32570x57612027 Let's Work It in this New Spring Weight Loss Challenge. Before you start this WL Challenge take a few minutes and think about 2 or 3 things you need to focus on to lose weight during this 7 week Challenge. Know your correct calorie range and try to stay within it is important. We all should be able to do at least 10 minutes or more of daily exercise or a minimum of 3-4 times a week. Whatever will help you lose weight the healthy way is what we all need to Do & Focus on. <BR> <BR> Weig... Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:59:41 EST A New Day Tomorrow http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32570x57608282 Hi Everyone. So I once again begin a journey that I hope will will put me in the place I've wanted to be most of my 61 years. There have been diets, pills, and yes, even surgery. All with only partial fleeting success. I cannot explain why the goal has been so elusive, though it's something I've desperately wanted. I think part of my problem has been "the all or nothing" mentality. I've regretted not being able to do the things I've wanted to do in life because of my size. I hope I have... Tue, 22 Apr 2014 19:19:33 EST lifestyle update http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32570x57545776 just wanted to finally give you update on what has been going on with me and why I have not been active. <BR> <BR> first.... some of you knew that I was to undergo surgery on my eyes..i had cataract removed from both eyes and implants inserted... those were in February three weeks apart.. due to my job... I had to take a week off from work for each one... I finally got fitted for new glasses last week... the ones I have now are too strong.. but its all I have.... I still need them for readi... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:29:18 EST You can thank me for the 50 spin points for team! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32570x57456095 I didn't have time to read boards or post much, BUT I did spin for the team, and I GOT 50 BIG ONES!!! <BR> <BR> And everyone is welcome. It was my fun to do it. Really. <em>213</em> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 01:56:07 EST The second PT exercise for low back pain/muscles http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18788x32570x57438430 None of these exercises that I post are quick fixes, but they are simple to do and over the long haul will give you increased flexibility and muscle strength. Most of the rest of the ones I post will be done lying on your bed. Or, you may do them on the floor if it is easy for you to get up and down...I do them on the bed, as the floor is out of the question. The PT said that's fine and in fact, some of them are even a little harder to do on the bed and require more effort! <BR> <BR> AROM ... Tue, 8 Apr 2014 17:10:12 EST PT Exercises for low back/sciatica http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18788x32570x57412891 Jill asked if I'd share some of the PT exercises that have been recommended for the low back/sciatica issues I've been having. I'll share one or two every few days. It is taking a while, but they seem to be helping. Most of them are easy to do and don't require special equipment. <BR> *Warning: if any of them should cause you pain, you shouldn't be doing them! You may feel "tight" and minor discomfort, but pain should not be a part of it. Sometimes they are hard to describe without a picture... Sun, 6 Apr 2014 20:43:22 EST I want a playground for the over 60 crowd!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18788x32570x57387488 Team, I love this video, and I love this playground. <BR> <BR> Many of you may have already seen or heard of these, but I certainly haven't. I hope many of you see this. <BR> <BR> I'm wondering how hard it would be to get one of these in my area. School yards maybe would like them, so that the grandmas and grandpas would be watching over the kids. <BR> <BR> <link>www.nhs.uk/video/pages/Playgroundfor<BR>theover60s.aspx </link> Fri, 4 Apr 2014 18:53:57 EST SPRING IN 2 ACTION: April 7 - 30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14922x32570x57384080 Spring in 2 Action: April 7 - 30 <BR> <BR> The trees are turning green and budding. Flowers are beginning to bloom. New life - Color - Sunshine (Alleluia!) - Fresh Air. Spring, at last, is in the air. <BR> <BR> This would be a good time for us to focus on something new or bring something to life (just like the trees and plants). Time to get ready for that new sun dress, shorts or swimsuit. <BR> <BR> 1. Create a space for reflection or meditation. Find a little area where you can retr... Fri, 4 Apr 2014 12:38:04 EST Meditations for Women (Men also) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32570x57338771 By Accident, I came across this interesting website called Meditations for Women. They are short articles that take just a few minutes to read. An e-mail comes daily for me to read on my computer. It's a free website and I've enjoyed and been encouraged by the information I've been reading here. In case anyone else is interested in reading about this website by Jane Powell I'm putting the link here for your to easily access it. <BR> <BR> <BR> The Meditations for Women Website Link: <li... Tue, 1 Apr 2014 00:42:59 EST Something a Little Funny. . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32570x57306192 A Friend on Another Spark Team I'm on shared this today. It made me smile even though a lot of it wasn't my experience, thankfully. I thought this might make you smile, laugh or remember something from way back then. . . <BR> <BR> <BR> I Owe My Mother.... <BR> <BR> 1. My mother taught me TO APPRECIATE A JOB WELL DONE . <BR> "If you're going to kill each other, do it outside...I just finished cleaning." <BR> <BR> 2. My mother taught me RELIGION. <BR> "You better pray that will come out o... Sat, 29 Mar 2014 13:34:23 EST the good life http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32570x57280847 Went to bible study last night. This morning I got up early enough to do some mall walking and I exercised at the senior center. Beginning to enjoy life better. Hope your day is going well. Thu, 27 Mar 2014 11:08:22 EST play time http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32570x57229218 Today, I will take my daughter's advice and "go fly a kite". How will you play today? Sun, 23 Mar 2014 09:03:16 EST Does anyone here use a Fitbit? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18788x32570x57226953 Ordered a new Fitbit to track my activity and monitor my sleep patterns and finally got it set up tonight. I set my starting goal at only 6000 steps per day and I'm sure I'll be way below that unless I boot my rear in gear and start moving more. <BR> <BR> I was wondering if anyone else uses it. If you do, did you have as much trouble as I did with getting the darn clasp fastened? Finally threw out the cheap clear clip that came with the color band I bought and went with the black one that c... Sun, 23 Mar 2014 00:36:16 EST 5 Steps to Get Back on Track! - Dr. McCreery, PHd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32570x57200160 If you're not familiar with Dr. Melissa McCreery's website you might want to explore & read some of this well-known Doctor of Psychology's articles, videos, audios, etc. <BR> <BR> I liked her recent article title, "5 Steps to Get Back on Track" regarding overeating & how to get back on track again. On her webpage she has many interesting articles about the whys and hows of Weight Loss. The link to the above article is <BR> <link>www.toomuchonherplate.com/5-steps-tr<BR>ack-overeating/ <... Thu, 20 Mar 2014 17:40:49 EST A-Z Words That are Opposites http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14879x32570x57194201 A - Advantaged - Disadvantaged Thu, 20 Mar 2014 08:07:41 EST A-Z Words with Double Letters in Them http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14879x32570x57182515 A - Apple <em>180</em> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 08:59:10 EST battling our demons http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32570x57034092 I 'vie come to believe to lose weight we must rid ourselves of our demons. I've got a multitude messy with me. Low confidence, low self esteem, depression, over eating, procrastination are a few. Each is enough to battle alone. Since my wife started to get Alzheimer's, which began a number of years ago I've gotten worse. I believed I should never ask for help. That belief came from way down. Recently, I began asking, I moved to my daughter's house. Her and her family help me a lot. ... Thu, 6 Mar 2014 22:40:56 EST March On: March 3 - 31, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14922x32570x56988234 March: A 10 Minute Challenge 3/3 – 31 <BR> <BR> I’ve been thinking about what would be ‘the best’ challenge for us during the month of March. I’ve read about a 10 minute March into Spring Challenge, other 10 minute challenges, food plan challenges, even thought about other health challenges. <BR> <BR> BUT I think that for many of us due to the extremely difficult winter we are still experiencing it might be wise to ‘Get with the Program and get moving.’ <BR> <BR> The holidays are over. ... Mon, 3 Mar 2014 12:22:01 EST PBS TV SPECIALS - 3/3-3/31 Dr.Wayne Dyer/Others http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32570x56976474 Just wanted to let everyone know, if you get the PBS TV Station, starting tomorrow 3/3 throughout March There will be a TV Special featuring Dr. Wayne, Dyer, Suze Orman and Dr. Lissa Rankin, M.D. plus other interesting Experts/Authors/Psychologists/MD Doctors, etc doing shows about on various subjects. <BR> <BR> This interests me and I plan on watching the first one tomorrow night featuring Dr. Wayne Dyer who has written many best sellers and he will be talking about his book, "I Can See Cle... Sun, 2 Mar 2014 15:52:32 EST lets twist again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32570x56966182 Let's twist again like we did last summer!! Sat, 1 Mar 2014 19:43:36 EST Feeling guilty about 'purging' my kitchen/pantry. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32570x56677474 Has anyone else experienced this? I have canned and unopened food that I can contribute to a local food pantry, but I feel guilty about the other items in the fridge, freezer and pantry that are like half-eaten or are too 'good' to throw out. <BR> I don't have pets or a garden (to make mulch) so I feel bad about throwing out perfectly good food. <BR> I don't need it and, no one else wants it. <BR> Any thoughts on this? Thu, 6 Feb 2014 22:10:43 EST Exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18788x32570x56630056 Hi, <BR> I am excited that I lost 9 1/2 pounds my first week <em>30</em> <BR> I want to add to your group exercise points, but I exercise differently. I exercise for one hour 3 times a week in the pool at the community center (rather than 15 minutes a day). Just knowing I made a public commitment to do so has helped me stay faithful this past week. How great to know I am with people in my own age group with similar goals (to lose between 100 & 200 pounds). Best wishes for an encouragin... Mon, 3 Feb 2014 13:04:27 EST accessorize http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32570x56586574 Yesterday, I went to the barber college for a hair college. Today, I must find my self a hat. What is your favorite accessory. Fri, 31 Jan 2014 08:10:48 EST Is this 'crazy' bahavior typical? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32570x56567976 I plan on starting my diet on the 1st, but before that I am eating things I know are high fat, calorie and salty. I was just watching a Reese' peanut butter commercial on tv and thought, :hmmm, I want to pick one up when I go out tomorrow." <BR> Is this last treat before starting a diet mentality typical to others? <em>40</em> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 19:54:24 EST Back after an extended absence. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32570x56556356 Wanted to say 'hello'. I joined several years ago and then health issues and 'life' made me forget about participating here. <BR> <BR> So, I will be 66 in several weeks and STILL dealing with obesity! I want to believe I can still lose weight and get some health and strength back. It is encouraging to see that others my age and 'advanced' (: are succeeding. <BR> <BR> Another factor that discouraged me from continuing to participate in the past was a sense I got from remarks that Christians... Tue, 28 Jan 2014 22:57:35 EST New Member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32570x56543815 Hi, <BR> I see there are just a few people who have posted recently. I hope this will stay active, as I really want to work with people in my own age group who want to lose a lot of weight like I do. I've learned that sugar is a big problem for me and am going to try a low-sugar diet. I look forward to journeying together. Tue, 28 Jan 2014 02:11:09 EST SECRETS TO LONG LIFE SLIDES & VIDEO http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32570x56493877 I read this article and watched the video and thought it was interesting, so thought I'd share it with all of You. Here is the Link: <BR> <BR> <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/22/se<BR>crets-to-long-life_n_4646907.html?cid=<BR>maing-grid7/main5/dl1/sec1_Ink2%26pLid<BR>%3D43382 </link> <BR> <BR> Please add any comments or things you've learned about Life that you want to share with us. <BR> <BR> <BR> Enjoy Your Day!! <em>526</em> <em>214</em> <em>247</em> <em>224</em> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 07:48:55 EST Looking for Inspiration? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32570x56444480 If you're looking for a little inspiration about the ability to shed those unwanted pounds, check out this story I just read from the Des Moines Sunday Register (I read it in the "real" paper and had to go hunting for it--hope the link works!): <BR> <BR> <link>www.desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.<BR>dll/article?AID=2014301190024 </link> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 17:12:37 EST adventures http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32570x56381336 Ever been on an adventure? Do want to go on one? Wed, 15 Jan 2014 21:55:32 EST Chat, New Year, New Me Weight-Loss Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14922x32570x56323994 Hi Challengers, This is the Chatting Thread for a New Year, New Me Weight Loss Challenge. We hope to see a lot of you participating in the challenge and you can post your questions, congrats, wisdom and positive comments here. Good Luck! Sat, 11 Jan 2014 22:17:34 EST New Year, A New Positive Me Weight-Loss Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14922x32570x56323868 This challenge will run from January 12th through April 19 and you will find the rules at the bottom of this template. <BR> <BR> Name: <BR> week of January 12 weigh in: <BR> Pounds you want to lose: <BR> <BR> 1/12 <BR> 1/19 <BR> 1/26 <BR> <BR> 2/02 <BR> 2/09 <BR> 2/16 <BR> 2/23 <BR> <BR> 3/02 <BR> 3/09 <BR> 3/16 <BR> 3/23 <BR> 3/30 <BR> <BR> 4/06 <BR> 4/13 <BR> <BR> Ending on the Good Friday week end <BR> <BR> This will be a challenge for weight loss and for staying positive. I know... Sat, 11 Jan 2014 22:04:05 EST Hi everyone, and can you help me out? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32570x56290765 Hi everyone, it's Connie - I'm new to this group. Back to trying to lose a lot of weight after being off this program for years. <BR> <BR> We're finally out of the deep freeze here, thought I could use a little more sunshine. <BR> <BR> Anyone know how to change the weight on your little weight loss bar at the bottom that you can add to your spark page? Mine is still set at my weight from years ago, and I want to bring it up to date, but can't figure out how. <BR> <BR> I hope everyone is ... Thu, 9 Jan 2014 14:30:16 EST What do you do when.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32570x56276426 Hi everyone. One of the things I've been dealing with lately is being tremendously tired and unmotivated. I'm probably due for a check on my thyroid medications. However, in the meantime, what suggestions do you have for those days you just don't feel like cooking, measuring, fixing.....but you still have to? Maybe some easy, cheap ideas...I don't know. Any ideas? Wed, 8 Jan 2014 15:15:22 EST What You Ate Today that was Delicious & Nutritious http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14879x32570x56245545 I want to know what you ate today that was Delicious & Nutritious? <BR> <BR> (This is an ongoing daily question. It might give others good ideas as to what to eat) <BR> <BR> Mon, 6 Jan 2014 14:52:41 EST New to Group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32570x56244592 Hi, I'm Connie S., and I live in southwest Ohio. I am not new to Spark People, but it's been a long while. I have a whole lot of weight to lose. I desperately need motivators, mentors, and accountability friends. Hope you all have had a great start to 2014. Mon, 6 Jan 2014 13:39:44 EST What I ate Today that was Delicious & Nutritious! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14879x32570x56242679 This morning I boiled a couple of eggs for a hearty breakfast and sprinkled a little Cheddar cheese on top of them while they were still hot, very tasty & nutritious for me. Plus I enjoyed 2 cups of hot coffee, no cream or sugar in it. <em>4</em> <em>490</em> <em>469</em> Mon, 6 Jan 2014 11:45:33 EST What is today's simple pleasure? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14879x32570x56226197 My simple pleasure today is my first sip of morning coffee with sugar free hazelnut creamer! What simple thing brings you pleasure today? Sun, 5 Jan 2014 11:38:06 EST NEW Virus- Please Read http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32570x56210902 Please click on this link and read this article about the new norovirus that originated out of Australia. Scary stuff. <BR> <link>www.kait8.com/story/24328948/what-is<BR>-norovirus-and-how-can-i-fight-it?fb_a<BR>ction_ids=685271791495829&fb_action_ty<BR>pes=og.recommends&fb_ref=.UseH-HHGZLM.<BR>like&fb_source=other_multiline&action_<BR>object_map=%5B633303813395785%5D&actio<BR>n_type_map=%5B%22og.recommends%22%5D&a<BR>ction_ref_map=%5B%22.UseH-HHGZLM.like%22%5D </link> Sat, 4 Jan 2014 10:51:00 EST 2014: Tackling New Year Resolutions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32570x56209903 <BR> I saw 'part' of a program yesterday that was about New Year Resolutions, weight loss specifically. It's not a 'New Year Resolution' for me. It's a 'must' for me. <BR> <BR> At any rate, the program was very interesting. The guest was Coach Charles D'Angelo. Have you heard of him? I haven't and he's right here in my neck of the woods - St. Louis. He has lost 160#. <BR> <BR> He said the key is to get the right mindset. Have a strategic action, i.e. eating plan. Most feel they s... Sat, 4 Jan 2014 09:54:07 EST the weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32570x56208415 I am getting tired of it being the weekend. Sat, 4 Jan 2014 07:42:30 EST what ya gonna do with 2014? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32570x56194520 Well we got us a new year. I'm planning on selling my house in Pa. and becoming a full time resident of Va. Also, of course eating and living a new healthy way. Getting involved in the community here Begin to get out to tell some stories. Begin a writing career. Find an exercise program I really enjoy. Find better plan to deal with S W illness. I still have a bit of trouble walking, but by fall I want to do some hiking. So what are your plans? <BR> <BR> Bob Fri, 3 Jan 2014 09:18:04 EST New You Summit 1/11-1/17/14 Watch Helpful Videos http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32570x56184932 I wanted you to know that Hay House is having a NEW YOU NOW Summit starting on the 11th but you can join now as I believe there are already some interesting things to watch regarding our Health, Diet, Meditation, getting organized, etc. <BR> <BR> <BR> It's Free & Easy to join just click on this Link & read all about it: <BR> <BR> <link>www.hayhousenewyounow.com </link> <BR> <BR> My hope is we all learn more and utilize some great new ideas and remember we can start to make changes in ... Thu, 2 Jan 2014 16:37:45 EST 2014: It's a Year for ME? Jan. 1 - 31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14922x32570x56141251 2014: It’s a Year for ME!! Jan. 1 – 31 <BR> <BR> As I mentioned in the Daily Chat, I had all kinds of notes/ideas prepared to write our first mini challenge of the new year. Then on Sunday, 12/29, I read the perfect article ‘Going the Distance.’ Perfect!! Do you get ‘Parade’ in your newspaper? It’s about a 94 year old (Olga Kotelko), retired school teacher from West Vancouver, Canada. She’s a ‘late bloomer’ as she entered her first ‘masters’ track and field competition at age 77! I w... Mon, 30 Dec 2013 16:38:23 EST Rock Around The Christmas Tree http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32570x56074038 What your favorite song to boogie by tree. Mon, 23 Dec 2013 21:52:57 EST what makes it Christmas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32570x56047098 <em>445</em> Very often at Christmas time each year, there I something that happens to give me a rise in my Christmas spirit. This year it is taking my grandchildren Christmas shopping. It is just a trip to the dollars store the cost is little but it is truly fun for kids and SW and I. When they come home they go hide out with Grandma and wrap the gifts. It is great fun. We are having a great Christmas this year, Hope you are too. <BR> <BR> <em>445</em> <em>445</em> <em>44... Fri, 20 Dec 2013 23:25:21 EST i'm back http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32570x55975058 hello, i've been here before, but have mostly given up, well i'm back, i know i have to get this weight off, i was 242 in the summer time, but i just gave up, but i know that i have to get this weight off, i'm not getting no younger, so i'm going to try again, dec 28th i will be 65 yrs old and i have to try harder. so here i go, i need ALL the support i can get, thanks for listening Sat, 14 Dec 2013 04:12:57 EST what is the best Christmas gift you' ve given http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32570x55970245 FOR me i have two. ONE tea shirts for everyone in the family, with their name. Particularly good for those with unusual names. Two, I was broke, I gave a couple people gift of 12 gifts. ONE each for the 12 days of Christmas. None for more than a dollar. They loved it. Made Christmas last longer. Fri, 13 Dec 2013 15:56:42 EST Today, how do you intend to approach your day? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18788x32570x55906731 2. After your big breath, make a decision. How do you intend to approach your day? Pick a word that fits—confident, happy, exasperated, stressed, sluggish, uncertain, passive, energized, cautious—you choose. Truth be told, we make the choice every day, so today, do it deliberately. <BR> <BR> from Jill's list <BR> Sun, 8 Dec 2013 09:02:36 EST Enjoy that Candy Cane - Benefits of Peppermint! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32570x55897963 <em>442</em> I've always loved Peppermint and was Happy & Surprised to know their are actually Some Health Benefits of Eating it. <em>442</em> <BR> <BR> Here is the Link to an article on Huffington Post titled "5 Health Benefits of Peppermint. <em>442</em> <BR> <BR> <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/07/he<BR>alth-benefits-peppermin_n_4393421_html<BR>?utm_hp_ref=healthy-living&ir=Healthy+<BR>Living.com </link> Sat, 7 Dec 2013 12:12:22 EST naughty or nice http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32570x55887719 Which are you and why? Fri, 6 Dec 2013 11:56:23 EST RECIPE FOR LESS STRESS & MORE HAPPINESS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32570x55807374 An Easy Recipe for Less Stress and More Happiness - Dr. Melissa McCreery, PhD. <BR> <BR> <BR> 1. Before you leap out of bed and start your day, stop. Lie still and take one deep breath. <BR> <BR> 2. After your big breath, make a decision. How do you intend to approach your day? Pick a word that fits—confident, happy, exasperated, stressed, sluggish, uncertain, passive, energized, cautious—you choose. Truth be told, we make the choice every day, so today, do it deliberately. <BR> ... Fri, 29 Nov 2013 19:02:57 EST Get the Point? Dec. 1 - 31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14922x32570x55776905 Get the Point?: Dec 1 - 31 <BR> <BR> It’s that time of year again. There are parties, cookies, snacks, shopping, presents to wrap, decorations, school events, church events, champagne to drink!! Let’s celebrate but ‘let’s ‘Get the Point’ while we celebrate. Why not get a head start on getting healthy - start the New Year healthier. It’s time to have a challenge where we earn points. Who can earn the most points. Game On! <BR> <BR> The points are per week. <BR> 15 points: Exercise. Yo... Tue, 26 Nov 2013 16:47:01 EST Get the Point? Dec. 1 - 31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14922x32570x55776861 Get the Point?: Dec 1 - 31 <BR> <BR> It’s that time of year again. There are parties, cookies, snacks, shopping, presents to wrap, decorations, school events, church events, champagne to drink!! Let’s celebrate but ‘let’s ‘Get the Point’ while we celebrate. Why not get a head start on getting healthy - start the New Year healthier. It’s time to have a challenge where we earn points. Who can earn the most points. Game On! <BR> <BR> The points are per week. <BR> 15 points: Exercise. Yo... Tue, 26 Nov 2013 16:41:52 EST My New Virginia home http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32570x55619780 The adventure of my new life has begun. Operations over and I am now in Va. Though I will travel to and from several times, more and more this will be my home. but perhaps I get ahead my self. Noel has asked for a fuller report, <BR> <BR> The operation went really well. They did discuss keeping me a little longer. This was because they had some difficulty figuring lesser meds to regulate my heart. I am now on half the meds I was before. I believe this was do to the pounds I l... Wed, 13 Nov 2013 09:32:30 EST Daily Thankfulness- November 12-30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32570x55610028 Since November is known as the month of Thanksgiving, I want to start a daily Thankfulness thread from now until the end of November. Maybe it will remind us just how much we have to be thankful for rather than focus on our troubles, trials, illnesses, health issues, etc. I will begin by Posting the Date and what I am thankful for. I will do this every day through November 30th. <BR> <BR> <em>465</em> <em>426</em> <em>427</em> <em>428</em> <em>429</em> <em>430</em> <BR> <... Tue, 12 Nov 2013 13:30:03 EST HOLIDAY WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE CHAT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14922x32570x55566321 This Thread is where You're able to share your ups and downs during this new Holiday <BR> WL Challenge. Please share things here that help and/or hinder you in getting some excess pounds off. We learn from others new things to try, etc. It's also okay to vent a little here and I'm looking forward to seeing and reading what's going on with you as we All try to get some excess Pounds Off for good. <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> Being I didn't do Well at all in Losing Weight in the Last WL Cha... Fri, 8 Nov 2013 17:36:19 EST HOLIDAY WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE - 11/11 TO 1/4/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14922x32570x55565760 The New Holiday Weight Loss Challenge - Entering Into the New Year Without Stuffing Myself starts on Monday, 11/11/13 to 1/4/14. <BR> <BR> I'm really excited about this new Challenge and New Chance for All of Us to <BR> Enter Into the New Year (2014) without "Stuffing Ourselves" and Start the New Year with gusto and Pounds Gone with a Little Less of Us to Hug! <em>247</em> <em>9</em> <BR> <BR> The Biggest Loser and the Runner Up will both Win a Prize! Wishing everyone Good Luck! <... Fri, 8 Nov 2013 16:38:25 EST I want to thank everyone for the warm welcome & http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32570x55518861 wonderful gifts!! Mon, 4 Nov 2013 21:48:48 EST sparks tracker http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14922x32570x55479112 I see several of you have purchased the new sparks tracker.... how does everyone like theirs?? and where do you wear it??? <BR> <BR> I like mine a lot.... and wear it on my shoe at work and inside my sock at home... I rarely wear shoes at home... <BR> <BR> I was using the fitbit tracking it here.... when I mentioned putting it in or on my shoes.... I was rudely told that position was not allowed... I am so glad that sparks came out with a device that is small.... easy to use and can b... Fri, 1 Nov 2013 18:45:24 EST Fall for Fitness: Nov. 4 - 30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14922x32570x55475155 Fall for Fitness: Nov 4 - 30 <BR> <BR> Why wait until New Year’s Eve to make resolutions? Why not focus on the wonderful time you had, the delicious/nutritious meals you ate and shared, AND how well you did throughout the holidays? Let’s celebrate the season of Harvest by reaping the benefits of healthy eating, exercise, positive thinking and gratefulness. <BR> <BR> Autumn is my favorite time of year. It has beautiful falling leaves, a crispness in the air, pumpkins/pumpkin carving, and ... Fri, 1 Nov 2013 11:40:01 EST Hi everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32570x55453537 I am just returning to sparks people. I am a wife, mother of 2 girls & a grandmother of 4 girls & 1 boy ranging in ages 5 thru 21. I have a 100 lbs to lose and exercise is hard at this time do to successful 2 surgeries. I am a reader & enjoy sewing. Sorry I,m not sure what to say so I'll just say HI <em>41</em> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 17:35:26 EST Dr. Melissa McCreery, PhD. Free Audio Series Link http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32570x55424619 This is a good and down to earth free Audio Series by Dr. McCreery, PhD who is a Psychologist called "5 Simple Steps to Move Beyond Overwhelm with Food & Life". There are 5 short videos that are listen only. I've listened to the first one and it is on making ourselves our #`1 Priority and taking better care of Ourselves. Each one is approximately 5 to 10 minutes so not a big demand of our time, which I like. She also has several other Free Series and one I just signed up for is called "S... Mon, 28 Oct 2013 12:46:00 EST do you want to dance. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32570x55398784 Do you want. to dance. I love to dance. I need to do d a new partner. May I have this dance?. Sat, 26 Oct 2013 08:17:40 EST Eat only when hungry? Or not? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32570x55297771 I just read an interesting article in US News that says "eating only when you're hungry is the worst diet advice there is". It says that "willpower is not being hungry". What a new approach! In other words, if we eat before we get hungry, the hungar hormones won't flow, thus we won't be tempted to eat too much. What do you think? Do you space your meals? If so, how? Thu, 17 Oct 2013 13:32:15 EST what would you like to be for Halloween? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32570x55249056 I think I like to be Aesop. An old story teller. Sun, 13 Oct 2013 13:47:53 EST INFO ON THE HAY HOUSE SUMMIT (10/12--10 0/18/2013) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32570x55191972 I thought maybe some of You might be interested in Signing up for the Hay House World Summit Series which will start Online from Oct. 12 to Oct 18, 2013. It is Free to sign up for and you will have access to listening to up to 5 new videos a day (most are around an hour long). Some of the guest Speakers are: Louise L. Hay, Dr. Wayne D. Dyer, Deepak Chopra, M.D., Suze Orman, John Edwards and many others. <BR> <BR> You can pick and choose the subject matter video or Speaker you want to list... Tue, 8 Oct 2013 18:09:57 EST "me space" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32570x55188579 AS a child I knew where a tree was. This tree was always available for me to sit in its branches and think about things. I have fond memories of that tree. Perhaps I need a spot like that now. Did you have a tree? Do you have a space like that now? Tue, 8 Oct 2013 12:34:36 EST what is important? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32570x55177232 Ever think about this. THINGS we used to think of as important seem to fade. We realize taking time for the really important does count. For me it's keeping in touch with old friends is and I need to work on that. Mon, 7 Oct 2013 16:20:01 EST power of attorney http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32570x55130506 LAST week S W and I completed our our wills, our living wills, P O A for both S W AND ME. I encourage all of you to do the same. We did not plan on battling Alzheimer's, yet here we are. That would be a blessing to leave your family. Thu, 3 Oct 2013 18:13:30 EST Protein Powder http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32570x55069995 Do you use Protein Powder? If so, which Brand and Flavor is your favorite? <em>106</em> Sun, 29 Sep 2013 01:38:18 EST Let's Get Fit: Oct. 1 - 31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14922x32570x55030727 Let’s Have a ‘Fit’!! Oct. 1 - 31 <BR> <BR> Tomb It May Concern, <BR> <BR> How about scaring some tone into our bodies, firming up our bat wings, beating off some Zombies? Did I hear you say ‘yes!!’ That’s Spooktacular. <BR> <BR> Bury your fear of trying something new. Come alive! Legend has it that if you get out and walk, howl at the moon, or go haunting for buried treasure this will be a spooky, eerie, chilling October. I’m excited. Did you catch the spirit? I hope so. <BR> <BR... Wed, 25 Sep 2013 14:25:27 EST Great article http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18788x32570x54939362 Hi all, <BR> <BR> I just had to post a link to this article that came in an SP email today. I found it very informative, and didn't want anyone to miss it. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motivat<BR>ion_articles.asp?id=1943&page=3 </link> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 21:24:26 EST SCATTERGORIES - JUST FOR FUN!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14879x32570x54925886 "PLACES & THINGS IN YOUR HOMETOWN" <em>436</em> <BR> <BR> I <BR> T <BR> S <BR> H <BR> O <BR> M <BR> E <BR> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 19:31:12 EST healthy snacks? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32570x54923288 Do keep anything on hand to make healthy eating possible? Mon, 16 Sep 2013 15:02:53 EST SCATTERGORIES - JUST FOR FUN!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14879x32570x54912901 "DISGUSTING THINGS TO EAT OR DRINK" <em>24</em> <em>227</em> <BR> <BR> E <BR> A <BR> T <BR> D <BR> R <BR> I <BR> N <BR> K Sun, 15 Sep 2013 19:13:30 EST SCATTERGORIES - JUST FOR FUN!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14879x32570x54901867 "DIFFERENT KINDS OF COCKTAILS & DRINKS" <em>408</em> <BR> <BR> C <BR> O <BR> C <BR> K <BR> T <BR> A <BR> I <BR> L Sat, 14 Sep 2013 18:03:27 EST SCATTERGORIES - JUST FOR FUN!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14879x32570x54892073 "PEOPLE WHO DO DANGEROUS JOBS" <em>230</em> <BR> <BR> D <BR> A <BR> N <BR> G <BR> E <BR> R <BR> J <BR> O <BR> B Fri, 13 Sep 2013 18:38:55 EST