SparkPeople SPARK FRIENDS Team Messageboard This is a team for people that are Spark Friends! Here we can give each other support and have some fun together!!!! SparkPeople SPARK FRIENDS Team Messageboard Where do you grow up? Where are you now? I grew up in suburban Detroit. Then I lived in Guntersville AL for 12 years while I worked in Arkansaw for 1. Then I went to Detroit for 6 months came back to Guntersville for about a year. After My last back surgery it was back to Michigan for 5 years. No I go back and for. Mom's in Mi granddaughter is in AL. Mon, 15 Feb 2016 20:39:45 EST Name a color Name a color, whether it is a vibrant, primary color or a shade. <BR> Use descriptive names, like fire engine red. <BR> Use your creativity because I know we all have some to share. Tue, 7 May 2013 14:11:45 EST ABC--WORDS THAT END WITH A "T" ABC--WORDS THAT END WITH A "T" Fri, 11 May 2012 23:01:16 EST ABC--WORDS THAT END WITH A "Y" ABC--WORDS THAT END WITH A "Y" Fri, 11 May 2012 23:00:21 EST ABC-5 Letter Words A-apple Fri, 20 Apr 2012 07:43:39 EST April $$$$ Money Jar Challenge Change your Spark Points into money! Each point is worth <BR> 1 cent. Post once a day, once a week or whenever. <BR> Let's see how much money we can save in our jars <BR> for the month of April. <BR> <BR> Good luck! Mon, 2 Apr 2012 07:40:54 EST YOUR LAST FRUIT OR VEGETABLE? YOUR LAST FRUIT OR VEGETABLE? Sat, 4 Feb 2012 23:04:48 EST WHAT ARE YOU DRINKING RIGHT NOW? WHAT ARE YOU DRINKING RIGHT NOW? Sat, 4 Feb 2012 23:04:17 EST Hospital Food... I got a call from my dad this morning to tell me my mom is in the hospital. Usually, I eat all 3 meals and snacks there when she goes in. It is all types of food usually - devoid of flavor of course. How do I count this food in my nutrition tracker? And how do you eat healthy in a hospital? I know that sounds crazy, but this place serves just as much garbage as a fast food joint. Man, this is gonna be a crazy week. lol <BR> Thanks :) Tue, 24 Jan 2012 10:48:37 EST I AM LEAVING THE TEAM. Good morning Team,Happy Friday and Happy New Year. I just want to let you all know That I am leaving the team, I am going to start back working full time as of Sunday, and I won't have time to do all the teams,so I have to make mind up to leave some of my teams, I have bean struggling with which team to leave for a long time, I know I have to do it at some point in time, you all have bean very good to me and help me with all your motivation and inspiration to reach my Goal, and I am ve... Fri, 30 Dec 2011 06:58:46 EST The Importance of Breakfast After a night without food, your body needs refueling to get through the next day. "Think about the word 'breakfast,'" says Tallahassee, Fla.-based dietitian Evette O'Connor, MS, RD. "It literally means to 'break your fast,' the 8 or 10 hours your body has gone without food. When you don't eat breakfast, your body has to call upon other nutritional stores in order to function. It's just like your car. You can't drive without gas, and your body won't function properly without replenishing its ... Tue, 6 Dec 2011 14:07:56 EST (DAILY) EMOTICON YOUR WEATHER Emoticon your weather Sat, 8 Oct 2011 23:19:58 EST 5/8 FRUITS & VEGGIES TODAY OR YESTERDAY? 5/8 FRUITS & VEGGIES TODAY OR YESTERDAY? Sun, 17 Jul 2011 22:37:54 EST Team goodie Thanks for the team goodie! This is one of the best teams ever! Thu, 30 Jun 2011 09:59:08 EST DID YOU READ A MEMBERS BLOG? DID YOU READ A MEMBERS BLOG? Mon, 6 Jun 2011 01:46:05 EST DID YOU READ &/OR SHARE A SPARK SECRET? DID YOU READ &/OR SHARE A SPARK SECRET? Mon, 6 Jun 2011 01:45:05 EST DID YOU READ A HEALTH ARTICLE? DID YOU READ A HEALTH ARTICLE? Mon, 6 Jun 2011 01:43:43 EST 8 GLASSES OF WATER TODAY OR YESTERDAY? 8 GLASSES OF WATER TODAY OR YESTERDAY? Fri, 3 Jun 2011 01:49:28 EST 7/8 HOURS OF SLEEP LAST NIGHT? 7/8 HOURS OF SLEEP LAST NIGHT? Fri, 3 Jun 2011 01:48:28 EST ABC...HOUSEHOLD ITEMS ABC...HOUSEHOLD ITEMS Sat, 7 May 2011 05:13:22 EST HOW MANY TOTAL SPARKPOINTS DID YOU "EARN" TODAY??? Today I "EARNED" a ToTaL of 112 sparkpoints......... Thu, 21 Apr 2011 22:13:13 EST Did you take a Spark Quiz? A new way to earn points so check them out. Most are fun and all contain interesting <BR> information about yourself and health. Tue, 29 Mar 2011 14:30:40 EST Hi ! Hello, I am Vickie and I have just joined the team, thought I would swing by to say hi ! <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Sun, 27 Mar 2011 17:10:25 EST Name one positive thing about yourself What do you like about yourself? Be as positive as you can be. Reinforce your self-esteem <BR> by finding one thing to love about yourself. It can be anything. Put your thinking caps on <BR> and find a positive attribute that makes you feel good. <BR> <BR> My positive thing - my sense of humor. Let's hear what positives you have! Wed, 16 Feb 2011 14:11:46 EST Post Your Inspiration Quote Here, If you're able to be yourself,then you have no competition. <BR> All you have to do is get closer and closer to that essence <BR> Barbara Cook. Sat, 1 Jan 2011 13:55:23 EST COUNT BY 100's COUNT BY 100's Sat, 1 Jan 2011 04:59:51 EST ABC....4 LETTER WORDS ABC....4 LETTER WORDS Sat, 1 Jan 2011 04:59:02 EST COUNT BY 5's COUNT BY 5's Sat, 1 Jan 2011 04:57:37 EST ABC...3 LETTER WORDS ABC...3 LETTER WORDS Sat, 1 Jan 2011 04:56:55 EST COUNT BY 2's COUNT BY 2's Sat, 1 Jan 2011 04:55:58 EST Flying Turkey Trot Challenge!!!!! Thanksgiving is almost here then comes Christmas and New Years. Lots of yummy food will be served during these holidays and instead of losing weight, for those of us that are trying to lose weight, we will be gaining weight if we are not careful. So I am issuing this challenge to help all of us keep heading towards our goals. <BR> <em>227</em> Week 1 <em>227</em> <BR> 1. Try to add an extra 10 minute work out to your workouts 2 or 3 times this week. It can be a 10 minute walk or 10 minute... Mon, 15 Nov 2010 16:49:00 EST Monster Smash Challenge This challenge is to smash your monsters that are keeping your from reaching your goals. <BR> Some tools you can use to smash your monsters are your Nutrition Tracker to stay in your calorie range & your Fitness Tracker, use both daily if you can. Another great tool you can use is going to the Healthy Lifestyle tab and clicking on it, there you will find a gold mine full of information to help you on your quest to a New and Healthier You. <BR> Whether you need to lose weight, maintain your ... Mon, 11 Oct 2010 01:46:26 EST My Goals For This Week Here is a thread you can use to post your goals for the week & share them with your team mates! Sun, 22 Aug 2010 18:11:49 EST My Challenges For Me This Week What are you going to challenge yourself to do this week? Post here & share it with your team mates! Sun, 22 Aug 2010 18:09:01 EST Love Yourself As You Are Now Challenge This is a challenge to love and accept yourself as you are now, this is important for all of us to do in order to become the new person we are trying to become. People who don't love and accept theirselves as they are now tend to have low self esteem and often give up easily because of it. We are all winners here and this is a challenge to help you see yourself that way!!!!! <BR> There will be a daily challenge to Love and Accept Yourself As You Are Now and a Physical Challenge on at least ... Mon, 5 Jul 2010 04:38:02 EST WEEKLY CHALLENG E___JULY 4-JULY 10 WEEKLY CHALLENGE___JULY 4-JULY 10 <BR> <BR> <em>34</em> <em>322</em> <em>317</em> <em>402</em> <em>406</em> <em>317</em> <em>322</em> <em>34</em> <BR> <em>300</em> <em>318</em> <em>324</em> <em>332</em> <em>311</em> <em>332</em> <em>324</em> <em>318</em> <em>300</em> <BR> <BR> Easy challenge this week.... <BR> YOU CHOOSE!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> On 4 different days you choose an exercise...Cardio or Strength Sun, 4 Jul 2010 22:50:15 EST SCATTERGORIES How to play: <BR> Copy the whole list to your post and fill in ONE answer. <BR> <BR> When the list is full, we'll move on to the next letter. <BR> <BR> Let's see how long it takes us to go through the alphabet. <BR> <BR> ________________________ <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Letter "A" <BR> <BR> <BR> 1. A child's toy - <BR> <BR> 2. Something in your wardrobe - <BR> <BR> 3. Something in your fridge - <BR> <BR> 4. A mood - <BR> <BR> 5. A film title - <BR> <BR> 6. Something you buy... Mon, 28 Jun 2010 19:22:03 EST WEEKLY CHALLENG E___June 27----July 3 WEEKLY CHALLENGE___June 27----July 3 <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> Cardio Time <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> On 3 different days, March in Place or walk for 20 minutes <BR> <BR> <em>311</em> <em>315</em> <em>342</em> <em>315</em> <em>311</em> Sun, 27 Jun 2010 18:54:52 EST WEEKLY CHALLENG E___June 20----June 26 First <em>46</em> <em>245</em> <em>46</em> <em>245</em> my computer died right after i posted the June 6 challenge, by the time I borrowed a computer another week had no challenge for the week of June 13. <BR> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ <BR> <BR> WEEKLY CHALLENGE___June 20----June 26 <BR> <BR> Since the last challenge was cardio, let's go back to Strength training.... <BR> <BR> On 3 different days, Do (at least) 15 of any type of "Lower Body" exercises. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> A... Sat, 19 Jun 2010 20:39:34 EST FAMOUS PERSON NAME GAME I am going to name a famous person. The next person must take the first letter of the last name and name a famous person whose first name starts with that letter. <BR> <BR> Bill Murray Wed, 9 Jun 2010 20:10:53 EST LAST LETTER/ FIRST NAME I start with a name, the next person comes in and uses the last letter of that name for a new name. and on and on it goes. <BR> <BR> first name: <BR> Amanda Mon, 7 Jun 2010 21:41:43 EST WEEKLY CHALLENG E___June 6----June 12 WEEKLY CHALLENGE___June 6-June 12 <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>318</em> <em>311</em> <em>324</em> <em>315</em> <em>332</em> <em>312</em> <BR> <BR> CARDIO....You choose any type of cardio 15 minutes on 3 different days Mon, 7 Jun 2010 00:08:52 EST WEEKLY CHALLENGE___May 30-June 5 WEEKLY CHALLENGE___May 30-June 5 <BR> <BR> <BR> This week we go back to Strength Exercises <BR> On 3 different days do at least 15 of any type of ARM Exercises <BR> <BR> <BR> ex....wall pushups, arm curls Sat, 29 May 2010 23:31:46 EST (GAME) DOUBLE LETTER WORDS Post words that have double letters. Sun, 23 May 2010 12:16:30 EST WEEKLY CHALLENGE___May 23-May 29 WEEKLY CHALLENGE___May 23-May 29 <BR> <BR> <em>311</em> CARDIO THIS WEEK <em>311</em> <BR> <BR> This week *Walk* around your house or apartment <BR> 2x on 3 different days... <BR> As usual, modify to fit your physical level <BR> <BR> <BR> All right y'all....Let's Walk <BR> <em>311</em> <em>231</em> <em>311</em> <em>315</em> <em>311</em> <em>231</em> <em>311</em> Sat, 22 May 2010 22:07:07 EST 'WHAT NUMBER ARE YOU ON THE HUDDLE BOARD TODAY??' #6 Sat, 22 May 2010 16:29:06 EST What's for Lunch today? Grilled chicken breast with mixed salad greens and ranch dressing. Sat, 22 May 2010 16:06:27 EST DID YOU PLAY THE TRIVIA GAME TODAY? Did you do the trivia game? Sat, 22 May 2010 07:45:45 EST DID YOU DO A SPARKS POLL? Did you do a poll today? Sat, 22 May 2010 07:44:34 EST DID YOU HUDDLE TODAY? Well? Did you? Sat, 22 May 2010 07:43:17 EST DID YOU EAT BREAKFAST TODAY? We all know how important breakfast is to a healthy lifestyle. let's hold each other accountable. <BR> <BR> Every what you ate <BR> or the <em>248</em> emoticon. Fri, 21 May 2010 17:59:46 EST WEEKLY CHALLENGE___May 16-May 22 WEEKLY CHALLENGE___May 16-May 22 <BR> <BR> This week pick any "core" strength exercise <BR> Do 15 reps, 3 different days <BR> POST the exercise & day Sun, 16 May 2010 00:57:57 EST LAST LETTER STARTS NEW WORD Just like it sounds...if the word was everythinG the new word would be Grow <BR> <BR> I'll start with: <BR> WIND <BR> Fri, 14 May 2010 20:08:19 EST LET'S COUNT...BY 10's Start counting up by tens Mon, 10 May 2010 23:36:32 EST POST A FOOD EMOTICON Post a food emoticon...anything.Want chocolate... Remember these have no calories Mon, 10 May 2010 23:34:02 EST THINK FITNESS & EMOTICON Think of some type of fitness...then emoticon Mon, 10 May 2010 23:32:16 EST "F" IS FOR FRIENDS & ????? F is for friends & what else/ Mon, 10 May 2010 23:30:24 EST "S" IS FOR SPARK & ?????? S is for spark & what else? Mon, 10 May 2010 23:29:23 EST WEEKLY CHALLENGE__May 9 -May 15 WEEKLY CHALLENGE__May 9-May 15 <BR> <BR> Let's do Cardio this week... <BR> <BR> 4 different days....Step ups for 5 minutes <BR> Use a stepper, board, climb steps or march in place for 5 minutes 4 different days. <BR> <BR> <em>306</em> <em>243</em> <em>244</em> <em>243</em> <em>306</em> Sun, 9 May 2010 03:02:41 EST DO YOU PLAN TO HAVE A GREAT DAY? Good day? Bad day?....You decide what kind of day you want to have..... Sat, 8 May 2010 07:15:25 EST SHARE A HUG...JuSt BeCaUsE... let's share some LOVE y'all....... Fri, 7 May 2010 09:55:02 EST Spark Friends *Daily Challenge* Will be posting a Daily exercise program <BR> <BR> Monday-Seated toning <BR> Tuesday-Stretching routine <BR> WednesdayToning routine <BR> Thursday-Stetching routine <BR> Friday-Toning routine <BR> Saturday-Mostly Abs <BR> Sunday-Mostly Balance <BR> Mon, 3 May 2010 08:50:39 EST WEEKLY CHALLENGE__May 2 thru May 8 WEEKLY CHALLENGE__May 2 thru May 8 <BR> <BR> <BR> Do any type of Pushups 3x this week <BR> 15 Pushups 3 different days <BR> <BR> Examples...Full Body Pushups, Girl Pushups, Wall Pushups Sun, 2 May 2010 04:49:32 EST LET'S COUNT DOWN FROM 9999 to 0 Let's count down to 0...See how long it takes us Fri, 30 Apr 2010 23:59:23 EST CHALLENGE..... ANYONE INTERESTED? How would y'all like a simple weekly challenge.... <BR> ex.- 20 situps 3x this week Fri, 30 Apr 2010 23:37:49 EST LET'S CHAT...... Here's a thread to chat...say whatever is on your mind Fri, 30 Apr 2010 23:29:58 EST GIVE A FRIENDLY SMILE OR WAVE TO YOUR TEAM MATES Let's have a smile or wave of friendship Fri, 30 Apr 2010 01:17:45 EST NEW? INTRODUCE YOURSELF New to this team? Tell us a little about you... Fri, 30 Apr 2010 01:16:26 EST CHANGE"ONE" LETTER-make a new word It works just like it sounds <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> lone Thu, 29 Apr 2010 11:14:16 EST Hey!! Hi All! <BR> <BR> My name is Kimberley. Been on SP since March 2010. Been on my journey since January 21st, 2010. <BR> <BR> Hopefully this team *will* take off and get LOTS of members joining. :) <BR> <BR> Lets have some fun okay!? :) <BR> <BR> <em>9</em> Thu, 29 Apr 2010 07:56:11 EST What Are Your Goals For The Week? Here is a thread you can post your goals for the week on for the week. Thu, 29 Apr 2010 01:29:40 EST Say How You Feel With Words Or An Emoticon I am having a great day!!!! <em>334</em> Thu, 29 Apr 2010 01:22:54 EST What Is One Thing You Would Like To Change? Here is a thread to post something you would like to change about yourself, the world or whatever you would like to change! Thu, 29 Apr 2010 01:19:50 EST What Did You Do Today To Make You Feel Good? What did you do today that made you feel good about being you? Here is a place to post it and possible help others feel better about themselves! Thu, 29 Apr 2010 01:17:25 EST recipes <BR> <BR> Mixed Greens with Hazelnuts, Red Onion and Goat Cheese <BR> <BR> <BR> Since the red onion slices are served raw, they're first soaked in water to help mellow their flavor. <BR> <BR> VINAIGRETTE <BR> 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream <BR> 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard <BR> 1 tablespoon tarragon vinegar <BR> 1/4 teaspoon salt <BR> 1/8 teaspoon pepper <BR> 1/3 cup canola oil <BR> 2 tablespoons minced shallots <BR> <BR> SALAD <BR> 2 thin slices red onion, halved <BR> 9 c... Tue, 2 Mar 2010 15:47:24 EST Invite a friend to join us invite a friend each day <BR> Fri, 26 Feb 2010 23:06:25 EST congradulation team congradulation team all congradulations Fri, 26 Feb 2010 00:02:18 EST ABC game ABC game start with a and name a food and a exercise. <BR> A= apple <BR> A= aerobics Fri, 26 Feb 2010 00:00:28 EST LOVE SP?...THEN POST IT! LOVE SPARKPEOPLE?...THEN POST <em>252</em> Fri, 22 Jan 2010 22:52:26 EST *SHARING *HOLIDAY* GREETINGS * <BR> let's Share the Holidays... <BR> <BR> come and say hi and... <BR> <BR> share a fav. memory... a story... <BR> what you like best about the holidays <BR> and/or least... <BR> <BR> share some Holiday Cheer.... <BR> <BR> Wed, 2 Dec 2009 16:12:24 EST counting to 10 to unwind if ya feeling stressed a bit... or just adding posts... <BR> <BR> start counting Fri, 20 Nov 2009 17:16:21 EST NOVEMBER share goals dreams wishes here... Sun, 1 Nov 2009 09:56:29 EST DAILY *FOCUS* lets... make focus notes/lists Tue, 20 Oct 2009 11:33:39 EST Kristen's Room Hello everyOne (and mySelf) :) <BR> <BR> This special Team of Spark Pals really does appear like a e-getaway :) And I look forward to sharing mySelf in a relaxed and accepting space that simply sparkles of friendship, peace, and care.... <BR> <BR> I will be back to write more later, but for now, I need to practice some morning self-care :) <BR> <BR> inJoy, <BR> Kristen Sun, 18 Oct 2009 11:30:23 EST OCTOBER <em>465</em> Sat, 3 Oct 2009 13:13:30 EST SHARING words to Inspire, Motivate, Encourage ~~BLESSings~~ this SPARKling Saturday ~~0:) <BR> Sat, 19 Sep 2009 14:59:34 EST Today my friends here should KNOW ______ that I appreciate each and everyone of you very much Sat, 12 Sep 2009 17:00:17 EST SEPTEMBER what we wish September to bring us goes here Wed, 26 Aug 2009 08:45:56 EST August whatever we wish for August goes here... Wed, 26 Aug 2009 08:45:32 EST STEPPING.... <BR> July Steps... <BR> <BR> 1. - 12,470 <BR> 2. - 13,770 <BR> 3. - 10,120 <BR> 4. - 11,200 <BR> 5. - 10,560 <BR> <BR> <BR> ~~BLESSings~~ this Motivating Monday ~~0:) <BR> Mon, 6 Jul 2009 12:02:16 EST Leanna's Room Hi I am Leanna,I am 56 years old and very obese..I love to help others and have a lot of love and support to offer to all...I love nature and everything it has to offer.I fish, hunt, trap, garden, raise turkeys to eat and rabbits. I have a chocolate lab pup. and my best friend Jim and I travel all over the USA. most of the time we live in alaska in the spring and summer early fall we head south and spend time with all the family.we end up in mississippi till spring. <BR> If you would like to ... Thu, 2 Jul 2009 23:17:46 EST Sheila's room Hi my name is sheila <BR> i am 38 years old and a mother of three also a step mother of 4 <BR> i have a wonderful husband that it took only three tries to find :) <BR> i lost my grandfather 1 year ago to cancer he was a huge motivator in my life..he taught me it was ok to be me and he loved me for who i was. he always pushed me to be all that i could be...although we all struggled with weight issues and family functions revolved around food. it was something that i learned and i thought mad... Thu, 2 Jul 2009 21:41:31 EST OK what is your STRESS level... <BR> 1--2--3--4--*5*--6--7--8--9--10 <BR> <BR> <BR> 1 - being pure bliss.... totally relaxed almost sleep like... <BR> <BR> 5 - mid point... a lil anxious, stressed <BR> <BR> 10 - full blown panic attack, stressed out... <BR> overwhelmed... <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> when realizing you can go over 5... take a personal <BR> time out... a breather so to speak... <BR> <BR> Some ways to TRANSFORM your ANXIETY and STRESS <BR> <BR> relaxation techniques... <BR> <BR> diaphramatic breath... Thu, 2 Jul 2009 18:17:34 EST Time out / Breathing room take a breather.... <BR> <BR> count to ten Thu, 2 Jul 2009 18:16:22 EST how many pts... to next trophy 8757 Thu, 2 Jul 2009 18:15:20 EST ABC foods Try to use emoticons with the alphabet Thu, 2 Jul 2009 18:13:03 EST Deby's Room my lil place to ummmmmmm throw out ideas... <BR> <BR> Thu, 2 Jul 2009 18:10:18 EST * HELP * I am Feeling over whelmed * this is where to go when you need to call on your pals for help... Thu, 2 Jul 2009 17:18:20 EST July put what ever you want for July here Thu, 2 Jul 2009 17:13:52 EST PERSONAL * Goals, Challenges, Exercises, etc. feel free to post Topics on any serious stuff in this forum... <BR> <BR> Thu, 2 Jul 2009 17:13:06 EST Share Game ideas feel free to post any games you want in this forum Thu, 2 Jul 2009 17:11:47 EST LAUGHING room get yourself a good laugh here Thu, 2 Jul 2009 17:06:28 EST VENTING room LET it ALL out... just let go... here... Thu, 2 Jul 2009 17:05:32 EST Use forum for whatever you want Use this section for whatever you wish... <BR> <BR> Some have made their own rooms... <BR> You can do that, or just post a topic, what ever you want have fun.. Thu, 2 Jul 2009 17:04:26 EST SPARK*PALs just hanging out. HI PALS... Thu, 2 Jul 2009 17:00:16 EST