SparkPeople SparkPeople's Vision Collage Gallery Team Messageboard How to collage vision boards that really work! SparkPeople SparkPeople's Vision Collage Gallery Team Messageboard Holidays What are you all doing for the holidays? Gift ideas, decorating etc on a budget? Sun, 2 Dec 2018 06:44:59 EST Everyone Who Has Ever Failed Needs to Watch This Re:Run <BR> <link><BR>dailyspark-videos-detail.asp?video=146 </link> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> (From SparkPeople Instant Inspiration) Wed, 29 Apr 2015 17:34:19 EST Do you use the SparkPeople App? I do and I love it. It has wonderful features, from the SparkPoints wheel to Quick Tracking of goals (mine are water, veggies, sleep and mood), to fitness and food tracking -- to, my favorite, my Goal Board (from your Start page). I added images and quotes, and the photo I need to see that day always appears to remind me... <BR> <BR> What about you? What are your favorite App features? Tue, 21 Apr 2015 13:21:21 EST SparkPeople's Restaurant Guide My DH and I ended up at IHOP one morning (my least favorite restaurant -- before that day). I was shocked to enjoy a satisfying veggie omelette for around 300 calories. <BR> <BR> Restaurants are offering healthy living meals with a nutritional breakdown for food tracking (necessary for weight loss success). Here's a screenshot of a great article by SparkPeople. Click the link for more information, as well as SparkPeople tips for dining out. <BR> <BR> <link> Sun, 5 Apr 2015 15:26:53 EST Do Not Go Gentle This quote, from an article of the same title, is why I returned newly committed to SparkPeople: <BR> <BR> "Muscle is muscle, fat is fat. Muscle does not turn into fat. Fat does not turn into muscle. Muscle is dense tissue, about 18 percent denser than fat. Muscle is also much more metabolically active than fat, so a fit body has a higher metabolism. As we age, we lose muscle -- typically 4/10ths of one pound of muscle per year after 50. Less muscle means our metabolism slows, so we tend to ... Mon, 23 Mar 2015 18:00:43 EST What should we name our daily chat thread? <em>524</em> I borrowed "Chat Room" from someone else. Then I noticed on my 50+ FEMALES, FIT AND FEELING FABULOUS team that they use "Let's keep talking," and there are more than 8,200 posts (many current, and by more than just the leader). <BR> <BR> Do you have any catchy suggestions? <BR> <BR> I want a similar feel to that thread, as if you stopped by for a cup of tea or coffee one morning, and we sat at my kitchen table looking out the French door at my apricot tree in bloom. <BR> ... Tue, 10 Mar 2015 14:37:04 EST What are the most SparkWheel points you've earned? <em>347</em> Thu, 5 Mar 2015 11:56:01 EST Team Goal Housekeeping - Do you use our goals? <em>244</em> <BR> Team goals are standardized fill-in boxes that are difficult to word and customize. <BR> <BR> I'd like to rewrite the two for finding images, if it's okay with the Sparkers who have been using them. <BR> <BR> Please let me know if you use them, and I'll get you set up on a new one. <BR> <em>304</em> <em>126</em> Wed, 4 Mar 2015 13:16:13 EST Three New Team Goals with How-To Article Links <em>306</em> <BR> I've added three team goals that are related to and will make it easier to finish a Vision Collage. <BR> <BR> Our Team Wall makes it easy to upload your VC's and receive Woo Hoo's from this team. I love Vision Collages, and look forward to yours. (See sample Mini Vision Collages on my SparkPage.) <BR> <BR> Goal Board Setup <BR> <link><BR>board_setup.asp </link> <BR> <BR> Write Your Vision Statement for Weight Loss (Find Out Why Y... Wed, 4 Mar 2015 13:11:20 EST Inactive thread Team housekeeping... <em>334</em> Sat, 28 Feb 2015 20:19:52 EST Inactive thread Housekeeping <em>9</em> Sat, 21 Feb 2015 20:39:10 EST Hi everyone! My name is Heather and I am a 34 year old mom of 1. My son is 7 and has aspergers syndrome, my husband is a truck driver and is out 2 weeks at a time, and my mom (who lives with us) was just recently diagnosed with cancer. Life around here is pretty stressful right now and I don't get alot of time to focus on working on me. When I'm not stressing out about everyone else I like to play video games, mostly sim type games or tycoon games.I am also going back to school to get my high school diplo... Tue, 20 Jan 2015 02:43:28 EST Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Have you met your SparkPeople goals? I did -- and pretty much held onto my progress -- because nothing deterred me from the healthy lifestyle I'd created -- until a couple of years ago. Everyone's lives get disrupted, sometimes by a metaphorical tsunami. <BR> <BR> I'm committed to meeting my goals again. Have you met your SparkPeople goals? If not, let's do it together. This will be fun, doable and effective. <BR> <BR> Will you join me? Yes or no <BR> <BR> ***** <BR> <BR> This topic is i... Thu, 6 Nov 2014 13:00:20 EST Inactive thread Remodeling <em>211</em> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 12:02:18 EST New to making a vision collage My name is Gail, I've reached the Vision Collage challenge from Spark Coach, I started it last night so far I have motivation collage going because I usually give up after a month. So I hope this work . I know I see it when I go to sleep and when I wake. Fri, 20 Jun 2014 23:41:19 EST What place/site have you seen or would like to see Aachen, Germany Fri, 9 May 2014 16:08:29 EST What were your Spark Wheel Spins? <em>347</em> 3+7+38 Fri, 9 May 2014 16:07:34 EST Team Leader Update Just to let you know, I work in soul-cial media now, learning on the fly, though I'm a healer by nature and profession. It's been hard to manage this wonderful, incredibly important team alone, yet I have ideas once I get a little more time to actively "cheer" people on and provide inspirational challenges. (I'm also shifting from PC to Apple. These tech advances will help.) <BR> <BR> I'm very supportive of SparkPeople (personal success!) and also the power of images. <BR> <BR> Remember, ... Fri, 25 Apr 2014 11:14:45 EST New to Team Good morning! <BR> <BR> My name is Toni! I'm new to the team! I think putting together a vision collage is a great idea!! I will start my collage today and add to it during this journey!! I look forward to getting to know you all!! Have a great day! <em>386</em> Sun, 16 Mar 2014 09:23:55 EST Please help: Co-cheerleaders needed Hey everybody, <BR> <BR> Difficult family caregiving needs caused my Sparking to intermittently lapse the past few years. When no one posts for 3 months, any team is up for grabs. An energetic Sparkie joined the team about the time I returned this time (my situation much lighter). <em>224</em> Once I returned, though, excited to have her help, ideas and enthusiasm, she...left our team -- but not before removing my previous group of team leaders (with similarly intermittently busy lives). ... Wed, 15 Jan 2014 13:00:11 EST Weight loss success tips - What works for you? Hello Sparkies! <BR> <BR> I've been Sparking for nearly 5 years (off/on depending on life challenges, as with many of you). I'd lost all but those "last" 5-10 pounds through Weight Watchers at the time I joined SP. Within 3 months of SparkPeople, I not only dropped those pounds, I lost a few more. They melted away, by customizing SparkPeople's "healthy lifestyle" suggestions to my body and my life. <BR> <BR> What works for me, consistently: <BR> <BR> 1 - Following SparkPeople meal plans. ... Wed, 15 Jan 2014 12:46:23 EST 2014 Gratitude List Add your ongoing gratitudes, both large and small. <BR> <BR> I appreciate each and every one of you. Let's keep imaging our visions for 2014. Experience the power of bringing that which is within, without, in your line of vision. <BR> Sat, 11 Jan 2014 18:49:03 EST Inspiring Team Vision Collages! Support your team member and be inspired by Jeanne's vision collage: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>hotos_enlarge.asp?gid=40733&pid=43226&<BR>sidnope=%3DlWNa0%3D%3DH1M\6R+mBd+y%3Eo<BR>HfpNq+t^O[u%3CYc&sidnope2=J1^^z%3D++MT<BR>eF&vliqsparentpg=%2Fmyspark%2Fteam_mes<BR>sageboard_thread.asp%3Fboard%3D0x40733<BR>x53443501&vliparentpg=%2Fmyspark%2Ftea<BR>m_messageboard_thread.asp%3Fboard%3D0x40733x53443501 </link> Sat, 11 Jan 2014 18:33:37 EST Did you know l love my spark friends <BR> I am a twin <BR> I do not like winter <BR> I like watching sports <BR> I have a secret desire to be published author <BR> Sun, 5 Jan 2014 08:32:41 EST Well I'm a lurker no more! I joined this team maybe like a month ago at this point. It feeds right in to my creative side and I thought that if I had a creative outlet to express myself and plan my journey, weight loss would be easier for me. Yeah, that didn't happen. I have taken a very hard look and really considered what I wanted my vision board to be and I think I have found my board idea for January. <BR> <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> I am going to create my first board on motivation. I have joined the challenge on ... Tue, 31 Dec 2013 12:44:32 EST Sending SparkLove and SparkIntentions to You Nearly 4,000 Sparkers have joined this team. Let's continue to support one another in creating vision boards. They really do work! I am thankful for each of you, and wish you the best in 2014. <em>223</em> Sat, 28 Dec 2013 18:15:33 EST 2013 Gratitude List Resolutions often carry the energy of what's missing; energize your New Year by first sharing what you have been grateful for in 2013. Sat, 28 Dec 2013 18:10:32 EST Be a Team Leader! SparkPeople recommends that several people lead each team. Is this an opportunity for you? <BR> <em>381</em> <BR> Ideal qualifications: <BR> <BR> 1 - new to team leadership (or you have time to lead another team) <BR> 2 - collaborate with other Team Leaders <BR> 3 - commit to team "tending" 1-2 times a week <BR> 4 - share your ideas! <BR> 5 - Complete SparkPeople's 4-week Team Leader Challenge (easy & helpful) <BR> <BR> SparkMail me or indicate your interest here. Sat, 28 Dec 2013 18:07:58 EST Giving forms to your dreams for 2014 Here's a nice article on vision boards by a friend of mine that I think might inspire some of you. Please let me know what you think. <BR> <link><BR>to-your-dreams-for-the-new-year/ </link> Thu, 26 Dec 2013 18:43:38 EST On Infidelity Infidelity -- betrayal -- comes in all forms, most often in self-sabotage, including what we feed and do to our bodies. <BR> <BR> I wanted to share author Esther Perel's thoughts on infidelity, and why vision collaging helps even infidelity in its myriad expressions, although this is the most well-known: <BR> <BR> "People go elsewhere for sex not so much because they want to leave their partners but because they want to escape who they themselves have become. They are looking for parts of t... Fri, 20 Dec 2013 11:24:40 EST My personal recommendation for an online course I don't usually share outside links with this team, yet an incredibly funny and wise woman is teaching an online course on Wednesday, January 8th at 4:30 PST. It's about using images (through SoulCollage, yet your vision collage images work, too) to make choices and change behaviors and habits. <BR> <BR> If you like online courses, see a photo of Barb Horn, the presenter, and learn more at <link><BR>id=10151793602584071&set=p.10151793602<BR>584071&type=... Fri, 20 Dec 2013 11:13:21 EST Tell us how you're feeling stuck It's important to check in when you're not meeting your goals, as much as when you are. If you've yet to make a vision collage, start by collecting 1-3 images of the self you want to bring to Thanksgiving dinner, for those who observe that tradition. What would he/she look like? How would she/he fill a plate of food? What would be your emotional state? Even a few images in your line of vision this coming week will begin to transform habits and self-sabotaging. <BR> <BR> Take this one step t... Sat, 23 Nov 2013 19:20:31 EST Has your dog walked you yet today? <em>311</em> <em>200</em> <em>338</em> Sat, 23 Nov 2013 19:16:30 EST Vision Collage Are you working on your first Vision Collage? Sun, 10 Nov 2013 23:09:01 EST Did you huddle today? <em>380</em> Wed, 6 Nov 2013 18:55:53 EST My new vision collage I decided that my vision collage just wasn't 'doing it' for me - so this is my new answer. I've written about it on my blog today. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>urnal.asp?id=JACKSGRAN </link> Sun, 20 Oct 2013 06:35:41 EST Intro to ME. Hi Everyone, my name is Janie Nelson. I have been on SparkPeople for 2 years and have been battling with menopause, depression, a nagging husband (by the way he IS NOT Brad Pitt and I tell him so whenever he is being a nag), missing my kids--they live in Michigan where I am originally from, and thinking about grandkids. :) lol!! <BR> <BR> I have been married to John for 4 years; been together for 6 years. My son and daughter-in-law are 26 years old and working on making me a grandma; m... Mon, 5 Aug 2013 11:25:20 EST What are your obstacles to exercise? My smartphone. Multi-tasking often sabotages my healthy living program. If I check my smartphone before exercising in the morning, I open myself up to emails and messages I would better handle after achieving one of my goals. <BR> <BR> Check out this sabotage quote: <BR> <link><BR>teImage/313/sabotage-quotes.jpg </link> Tue, 28 May 2013 11:04:58 EST Express yourself using an Emoticon! <em>40</em> <BR> <em>30</em> <BR> If you want to javascript:void(0)share more, how's your day going? Wed, 22 May 2013 21:42:55 EST Did You Drink 8 Glasses of Water Today? <em>250</em> Wed, 22 May 2013 21:40:53 EST Impress yourself today! Then report back. <BR> <BR> We often hear about "expressing" ourselves. At SparkPeople, what leads to achieving our goals is often "impressing" ourselves. I'll share a personal example. Just this morning, up extra early for my "10 minute" minimum, my computer wasn't functioning. No DVD. I could have used it as an excuse to skip (busy morning waiting), yet supported myself and, with patience, could soon view my DVD. You're worth the support you would bestow on a friend. Now I've got to go imp... Fri, 17 May 2013 09:25:46 EST Inactive thread Housekeeping... <em>104</em> Tue, 14 May 2013 09:13:07 EST Team Question: WHY was it important to you... Why was it important TO YOU to join this team? Wed, 8 May 2013 10:16:32 EST SparkRecipes book I started reading mine today. It's been a long time since I read a cookbook. This truly is an incredible community. What's working for you? Or holding you back? Sun, 5 May 2013 16:39:54 EST SparkRecipes book I started reading mine today. It's been a long time since I read a cookbook. This truly is an incredible community. What's working for you? Or holding you back? Sun, 5 May 2013 16:39:43 EST Calling All "Failures" Join our May challenge, especially if you're not meeting your personal goals. <BR> <BR> Ten minutes a day is the reference point for SparkPeople, and also its success. There are still some days, however, when that "10 minutes" can still elude me. Almost did it again today, then I gave myself a pep talk: C'mon, Sue. Ten minutes? If you can't fit that into your day for exercise, then you've got some serious re-prioritizing to do. <BR> <BR> I just "fit in" 20. <BR> <BR> I used to run/walk,and... Sun, 5 May 2013 11:01:27 EST SparkRecipes book I started reading mine today. It's been a long time since I read a cookbook. This truly is an incredible community. What's working for you? Or holding you back? Sat, 4 May 2013 23:36:55 EST Laugh for the Health of It! Whether you laugh because a joke is funny, or because it's not and someone posted it, let's start a laughter thread. <BR> <BR> Why did the cookie cry? <BR> <BR> Because its mother had been a wafer so long. <BR> <em>20</em> Fri, 19 Apr 2013 21:47:36 EST Share your favorite team challenges here What are some of your ideas for new challenges that would appeal to you? It could be something small and short-term, such as a weeklong fruit and veggie tracking challenge, or you might want to share a challenge from another team that helped you. <BR> <em>381</em> Fri, 19 Apr 2013 21:41:42 EST Welcome New Members! We have more awesome members joining us in creating Vision Collages for achieving our healthy living and life goals! <BR> <BR> SCOTTISH_SPARK <BR> NANFIN <BR> JANI-LOU <BR> SPARKLINMIMI <BR> CLICK50 <BR> -THENA- <BR> YELLOWDAHLIA <BR> BUBBLEGUM_FAIRY <BR> SIDRA61 <BR> LAELLIS1 <BR> KELLZIE <BR> SUNSHINE_ANGEL1 <BR> WMPRESSOIR <BR> <BR> Please say hello and tell us what motivated you to join SparkPeople and what you'd like to get out of this team. <BR> <BR> <em>235</em> one and all! Fri, 19 Apr 2013 21:28:39 EST Have you made a Vision Collage? How many have yet to create a vision collage since joining our team? <BR> <BR> I'm here to support you and help through moments of feeling stuck. Let me know what's holding you up. Vision collages are one of the main steps to making a leap in progress. Remember, SparkGuy's own story is that a vision collage he made one day that was posted near his office desk is the seed of this SparkPeople community. Thu, 4 Apr 2013 17:17:00 EST Soothing SALVE for rough spots Martha Beck created an acronym for moving through moments it's tempting to self-sabotage: <BR> <BR> S - Self- <BR> A - acceptance <BR> L - Love <BR> V - Value <BR> E - Esteem <BR> <BR> The next time you face a problem, little or small, applying SALVE to YOU will shift your focus from negative spiraling, to positive redirection. <BR> <BR> It's no less than you'd do for a friend or family member. <BR> <BR> Remember: It's not two steps forward, one step back; at SparkPeople, it's one step b... Thu, 4 Apr 2013 17:12:29 EST You have to savor it While eating egg sandwiches for breakfast with my preschooler grandson this morning, he taught me a lesson in the way only children can. Beginning with the chocolates on Valentine's Day, to ice cream celebrating the first warm days of Spring, I taught him how to savor each bite. I did that to slow his consumption of sweets. As I took the first bite of my sandwich, DGS turned to me and said, "Grandma you have to savor it." He was right. Immediately, I closed my eyes, slowed my chew, and savore... Tue, 26 Mar 2013 23:27:04 EST What are you proud of today? It's so easy to become discouraged with the ups and downs of not only reaching a healthy lifestyle, but sustaining it. Remember, though, it's all part of the process - and part of being alive. What brought you a sense of peace today, even if was taking a moment to enjoy the scent of a flower, or a hug from your pet or family member, or the feel of warm sunlight on your face? Maybe you exercised 10 minutes (dog walks count), or resisted over-eating a certain food. What gave you the most self-r... Sun, 24 Mar 2013 21:27:40 EST How long have you been Sparking? Let us know when you joined SparkPeople! Tue, 19 Mar 2013 14:23:44 EST I am alive and well It has has been rough for the last 18 months, I have lost a lot and gained more. currently I am recovering from surgery and not able to work out like I want to.In the meantime I am taking eating healthy classes and started a tai chi course. I am very disappointed that I am not allowed to roller skate yet , but the doctor did say I can take my favorite spin class with low intensity. So you see I have slowed down quit a bit but I still alive and well. Fri, 8 Mar 2013 10:09:21 EST I am not a number! I am not a number......I am a beautiful human being. <BR> <BR> My favorite quote on my vision collage. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>urnal.asp?id=LABOSOXGIRL </link> <BR> <BR> I made a collage way back when I first started a few years ago, but since then goals and motivational triggers have changed so I made my new one. :) Mon, 4 Mar 2013 15:42:10 EST I LOVE COLLAGES!!! OKAY. SO, I JUST WANTED TO LET EVERYONE KNOW, I AM ADDICTED. :) <BR> I HAVE MADE MYSELF 3 DIFFERENT MOTIVATIONAL COLLAGE BOARDS <BR> 1 THAT HANGS ON MY FRIDGE <BR> 2 THAT ARE ON THE INSIDE DOORS OF MY ARMOIR (1 RELATING TO CLOTHES AND THE OTHER WITH ALL KINDS OF PERSONAL GOALS OF EVERY KIND) <BR> <BR> I ALSO HAD MY HOMESCHOOLERS MAKE THEIR OWN COLLAGE BOARDS THE OTHER DAY WITH FAMOUS QUOTES, PICTURES, THEIR STUDY GOALS, ETC. <BR> <BR> I HAVE TOLD MANY PEOPLE ABOUT THE IDEA OF COLLAGING (I... Sat, 16 Feb 2013 01:23:30 EST First Vision Board Hello All, <BR> <BR> When I joined SparkPeople I did see the "create a vision board" under the my sparkpoints section. This is the first time that I have decided to create a vision board. It took me sometime to think of a theme, when it hit me. A board just about me "Free 2b Me! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5238004 </link> Mon, 4 Feb 2013 23:15:52 EST Co-Leader Introduction Hello Spark Collagers! <BR> <BR> My name is Sandra Martin, and I recently became a co-leader for the Spark People Vision Collage Spark Team. I plan to add fresh content, especially to spark ideas for creating collages. I also want to be available to answer your questions and encourage you in your efforts. <BR> <BR> I made a decision to co-lead when I realized that the team leader(s) had been inactive for quite some time. This is the first Spark Team I am helping administrate, but I am not ... Mon, 28 Jan 2013 21:15:41 EST I'm an artist by nature. <link><BR>17664460562.2043227.1199263704&type=3 </link> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>70083131121.2026141.1199263704&type=3 </link> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>tos_stream </link> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>39913876846.2035137.1199263704&type=3 </link> <BR> <BR> Here are a few links to my pics on facebook. Just to give you an idea of what I can do. I like ... Thu, 10 Jan 2013 10:02:03 EST Cool How To, Hand on Collages Here is a great website showing one person's technique for doing a collage: <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Enjoy! Sun, 18 Nov 2012 10:22:40 EST Returning again and Ready to Get Inspired Hello everyone. I am Sandra from Indianapolis, Indiana. I joined Spark People in December 2010 and started seeing results, but my involvement sorta phased out. I'm back again trying with goals of not just losing weight, but eating healthy and lowering my cholesterol and blood sugar (I'm in the pre-diabetes and pre-hypertension range). <BR> <BR> I'm a mixed-media artist and I enjoy altered art and collage, both traditionally with papers and ephemera but also digitally. My digital formats are... Fri, 16 Nov 2012 12:18:54 EST Hi I'm New Hello <BR> I joined SparkPeople on Nov.1, 2012 and have enjoyed my experience to-date. I have diabetes (type 2) and high cholesterol. My goal is to lose 30 pounds by July 4, 2013. Congratulations on your progress. <BR> Wed, 14 Nov 2012 21:26:35 EST SparkRadio announced <link><BR>urnal.asp?id=SP_STAFF </link> Mon, 5 Nov 2012 14:09:09 EST Our Team's "Book of Life" The main character in Paulo Coelho's new novel, Aleph, says: <BR> <BR> "Together we write the Book of Life, our every encounter determined by fate and our hands joined in the belief that we can make a difference in this world. Everyone contributes a word, a sentence, an image, but in the end it all makes sense: the happiness of one becomes the joy of all." <BR> <BR> Let's start writing a Book of Life for this teamand keep this thread going. Add your word, your sentence, your image (through ... Sat, 29 Sep 2012 20:06:04 EST Add Motivational People to your Vision Collage Remember to include one or more images of someone who continues to inspire you by the influence they have had upon your life. This can be someone living or dead. It might be a pet, as well as a person. I recently made one for a psychologist whose insights and compassionate observations through the years have helped me stay on track with my goals at SparkPeople. I also have one for a beloved cat who died a few years ago. Whenever she comes to mind, my memories of Bethany never fail to restore ... Sat, 29 Sep 2012 19:57:06 EST Julie's first Vision Collage Julie created her first Vision Collage: <BR> <BR><BR>_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4655547 Sat, 29 Sep 2012 19:50:49 EST SparkCoach I just watched the video from SparkCoach and it was mentioned about doing a vision collage. So I am joining to try this out. I love doing crafts, so this may (no - it is) going to be fun to do. I just have to make myself stick with it. just need to find the right pictures. I may put just one on a day to start. <em>249</em> <BR> Motivation is something I need help with, as I am trying to break the bad habit of starting something and not finishing it. <BR> My first picture is one of my favor... Sat, 29 Sep 2012 19:23:41 EST Hello. There's an online site to make collages. Greetings, <BR> <BR> I already created my vision collage during day one of my Spark Journey using a site called PhotoVisi which helped me create digital collage online. I then followed a suggestion by SparkGuy and uploaded my Vision Collage to my cell phone. Now I have reminders of my spiritual connection to my Creator, wonderful water beach scenes, pictures of walking, and pink roses smiling back at me. Reminding me how I want to walk comfortably again. <BR> <BR> Buffy <em>213</em> Sun, 23 Sep 2012 03:25:40 EST What was the highlight of your day today? Share the highlights (or challenges) of your day. Updating people about your goals is one of the surest ways to reach them. We will cheer your successes and support you during your setbacks. Sun, 23 Sep 2012 00:26:52 EST Did you eat breakfast? If so, what? Yes - I went out with my family to Crepeville and enjoyed half of a tofu scramble plate (took the other half home for another day). Sun, 23 Sep 2012 00:19:15 EST Positive Qualities A to Z Challenge your mind and support your Spark goals by thinking up positive qualities. <BR> <BR> Appreciation Sun, 23 Sep 2012 00:16:49 EST Healthy Foods A to Z What are your favorite foods, in the order of the alphabet for fun? List ones that are healthy, even if you don't like them. <BR> <BR> Asparagus Sun, 23 Sep 2012 00:16:27 EST Did you exercise today? Any movement counts! <em>9</em> Sun, 23 Sep 2012 00:14:37 EST How many minutes exercise have you done today? 40 Sun, 23 Sep 2012 00:13:47 EST Are you feeling Positive or Negative today? Positive! <BR> <BR> (Be as brief or long as you want on any given day.) Sun, 23 Sep 2012 00:09:56 EST Finish this sentence: "Today I'm thankful for...." Today I'm thankful for you! Sun, 23 Sep 2012 00:06:48 EST Say one positive thing about yourself each day... I am creative! Sun, 23 Sep 2012 00:04:27 EST Tips from Other Sparkers Sparkers often have the best advice to offer others. Share your solutions, creative ideas and experience here. Sat, 22 Sep 2012 23:38:20 EST "Authenticity" SoulCollage® Vision Card SoulCollage® cards are small collages of uniform size. Each collage contains just one energy. (If you look at our team logo, each of those vision collages contains one energy, too.) SIMPLELIFE4REAL created SoulCollage® cards. Her "Authenticity" card is on her SparkPage <link><BR>MPLELIFE4REAL </link> . Sat, 22 Sep 2012 23:29:31 EST Challenge: Scavenger Hunt Think about your goals in terms of themes and choose a word or phase that represents each one. Go down your list each week and keep an eye out for images that reflect that particular goal. Have your friends or family help you find images. Sometimes they see desirable qualities that we keep hidden from ourselves. <BR> <BR> Aim for three images a week, over the course of a month. You can continue with the same theme or change the theme each week. <BR> <BR> Join the Team Goal below to track y... Fri, 21 Sep 2012 01:04:50 EST A Fun Way to Reconnect With Your Goals I was well into my SparkPeople membership when I stumbled upon its Vision Collage article under everyone's "My Trackers," "my SparkPoints" page (scroll down to "One Time Challenges" and earn 10 SparkPoints). The article inspired me to start this team. I've copied the introduction for your convenience: <BR> <BR> Living is an art, not a science. We each put our own, unique stamp on life that reflects our personalities, our goals and our priorities. No two lives are the same. People can look at... Fri, 21 Sep 2012 00:39:30 EST Inactive thread Housekeeping...SparkPeople updated its website, and we lost some links. <em>245</em> Fri, 14 Sep 2012 22:12:06 EST I see it very often. I joined this team when I tried out SparkCoach. I must say that I like my vision collage very much. I've made it my background on my computer and I like the reminder of how I want to be, plus it's pretty. Fri, 14 Sep 2012 16:30:08 EST Inactive thread Housekeeping... <em>216</em> Mon, 3 Sep 2012 02:55:18 EST How are things going? Check in here! Hi Folks, <BR> <BR> Please use this thread to let us know how things are going with your Vision Collage. Do you have any "Woo Hoo" moments to share? Any areas where you seem to be struggling? <BR> <BR> Feel free to share your progress here! <BR> <BR> Sue Mon, 3 Sep 2012 02:40:11 EST Questions about Vision Boards? Hi Folks, <BR> <BR> Please use this thread to ask any questions you might have about making a Vision Collage. <BR> <BR> Thanks! <BR> <BR> Sue Mon, 3 Sep 2012 02:37:33 EST So Glad to be a SparkLer!! Hi all! I've been on SP for two months now. It's been quite a journey with many, many successes and unfortunately, a few bad days. I'm SO grateful for this site which has reminded me of a time in my life when I was FOCUSED and successful. I'm going back there! Happy SparkLing! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> 1. Close your eyes and imagine all of your goals laid out in front of you on a giant billboard. <BR> <BR> *** I see myself and my 16-year-old niece walking the Champs Elysses within the next... Sat, 1 Sep 2012 20:43:37 EST Inactive thread Housekeeping... <em>319</em> Sun, 26 Aug 2012 02:16:56 EST Daily Visualization SparkCoach has inspired members to join our team and start creating their Vision Collage. The Daily Visualization can be a springboard for getting started. Following is a key SparkCoach visualization. Close your eyes and think about each of these questions. Post your answers here, then refer back as often as you need to start making a Vision Collage that matches what you saw. Do it piecemeal, if necessary; edit or add to your post at any time. In the tradition of SparkPeople, you just need to... Sun, 26 Aug 2012 01:01:21 EST How cool! Wow this looks like so much fun. I have a bunch of poster board. Can't wait to get started. Fri, 24 Aug 2012 08:16:49 EST SparkCoach told me to do it... This morning's video in "SparkCoach" was about creating a Vision Collage and the timing is perfect! I really need to create one, so I'm going to get working on it - maybe one part per day... In addition to health and fitness, I'm going to include other aspects of my life on it that need some organization-help like household and financial maintenance! Fri, 17 Aug 2012 10:08:52 EST Hello~Int roduction from Newbie~ Hello everyone, <BR> I joined SP and really began in March '12.......... Just found this site and thought it looked most inviting. I love photography, making collages, (visuals really do help) and have made several photo-journal-scrapbooks. I made one for a graduation present to my daughter when she graduated from HS: it began w/ kindergarten thru HS graduation: an arduous task! Then two more scrapbooks, (mostly my photos) of her baby ........... It is so fulfilling and presents a wonderfu... Sun, 6 May 2012 20:57:17 EST Feeling Stuck When starting to exercise, especially after a period of relative inactivity - ESPECIALLY when you have gone through stressful periods without resolution and full healing - bear in mind that the beginning of movement WILL release emotional blockages held in tight muscles. If this doesn't make sense, just think about your own possible responses to stress: clenched jaw, sore back, tight neck, fisted hands, headache, etc. These symptoms are usually preceded by emotional tension. held in from even... Sat, 5 May 2012 22:41:50 EST Inactive thread Housekeeping...broken links in SparkPeople's wonderful remodels over the years... <em>523</em> Sat, 5 May 2012 19:09:29 EST Inspiration: Sacrifice The important thing is this: to be ready at any moment to sacrifice what you are for what you could become. <BR> <BR> - Charles Dickens <BR> Sat, 5 May 2012 19:06:03 EST Motivator of the Day: A Global Thank You! My mom left a message yesterday: "I haven't heard from you in awhile and hope everything's okay." After a particularly busy couple of weeks, I returned both her call and checked my e-mail. <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <em>345</em> What an incredible surprise and honor to have been chosen Motivator of the Day! It meant so much I saved SparkPeople's e-mail from April 16th <em>246</em> and am slowly making my way through many thank you's for SparkGoodies and page comments. <BR> <BR> My deepest g... Tue, 24 Apr 2012 09:33:22 EST Inactive thread Housekeeping... <em>31</em> Mon, 16 Apr 2012 09:17:04 EST Inactive thread Housekeeping... <em>185</em> Mon, 16 Apr 2012 09:11:12 EST Inspiration: Risk You have a battery, and the best way to charge it is to take a risk. <BR> ~ Oberto Airaudi Mon, 16 Apr 2012 09:07:51 EST Inactive thread Housekeeping... <em>67</em> Sat, 31 Mar 2012 19:26:22 EST Inactive thread Housekeeping... (SparkPeople has updated links, so I am, too.) <em>524</em> Sat, 31 Mar 2012 19:17:27 EST Inspiration: Perspective “If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” <BR> <BR> ~ Wayne Dyer <BR> <BR> (Dr. Dyer's book, "The Power of Intention," if you haven't read it - I like it on audio when I SparkWalk Brock, our rescued Golden Retriever - is a wonderful way to re-Spark fallen hopes and patch up areas where doubts creep in.) Sat, 31 Mar 2012 18:55:47 EST Thank you! Thanks you everyone who sent me wonderful birthday wishes! Sat, 31 Mar 2012 15:22:12 EST Selfishness We live in a society that judges (harshly), in essence, self-care. Parents (often mothers or mother-figures, i.e., caregivers), in particular, put themselves last. We find reasons to justify not exercising, not eating well, staying up later than is health-giving, and not engaging in creative projects that provide sustenance that parallels food. <BR> <BR> When you have a hard time setting boundaries, or feeling selfish in doing so, think about the advice given while flying with children: Put ... Sat, 24 Mar 2012 01:27:25 EST What Size Vision Board? If you've already started collecting images, yet feel stuck with where and how to put them together, I always recommend simplicity and self-compassion. <BR> <BR> It's easy to self-sabotage before a goal is even added to your vision board. Having an image to view from time-to-time can be as powerful as a completed vision board. It's similar to the freedom experienced when you first share a confidence with someone who is a good listener and caring person. You are no longer alone. Your cup is n... Fri, 16 Mar 2012 23:45:07 EST Not So New.... Hi All! My name is Kimberley. <BR> <BR> I am not going to keep any of you too long with my "introduction" message. ;) As I am not *really* new on here. I've been here before .. several times. <BR> <BR> But I'm back... and I'm not going anywhere anytime soon. I owe it to myself to get healthy and to stop making excuses to "not" do it. I need a LOT of support.. and, from previous times on here .. SP has a lot of support... and, I need all the support I can get right now.... to finally... Sat, 11 Feb 2012 12:30:30 EST Hey All.... Hi Sparkies. My name is Kim. I'm from Toronto (Canada). Looking to lose weight and make some new friends along the way. :) Just thought I would say "Hi!" & do a quick introduction. :) <BR> <BR> I am hoping to do a vision collage soon. :) Great way to stay motivated. :) <BR> <BR> Hope everyone is having a great week .. and thanks for reading my lil' introduction message. :) <BR> <BR> <em>184</em> Wed, 1 Feb 2012 19:49:45 EST A New Year... A New Sparkie... :) Hey Sparkies! My name is Kimberley. I'm Canadian. I am tired of being overweight. 2012 is the year that I get healthy .. no more excuses! I just hope now I have what it takes to get me to where I would like to be. (sigh!) <BR> <BR> Anyhow! Enough about me. ;) Time to join the party & have some fun. :) Thu, 12 Jan 2012 02:04:50 EST Hi everybody I am spbillings and I have decided it's time for a change. Any help will be greatly appreciated. I especially need help with exercises I can do. I have rheumatoid arthritis in my hands and djd in my knees. I know there is something I can do! Also I need recipes for one. I want to learn how to eat fish, cod, flounder, ocean perch, talapia, fresh salmon, etc. Thanks for all of your help. Thu, 5 Jan 2012 00:32:31 EST SparkLive! Class - 7 Rewarding Resolutions Achieve weight loss success with live online support, motivation, and help to reach your goals. <BR> <BR> These meetings bring to life–at a time that’s convenient for you. Every week you’ll interact live online (via video, audio, and chat) with other SparkPeople members and leaders. The meetings include many of the elements of that you know and love, in a way that was never before possible! Together, we’ll offer support, share tips, celebrate our WooHoo! momen... Tue, 27 Dec 2011 17:22:27 EST SparkLive! class - Simple Stress Busters Achieve weight loss success with live online support, motivation, and help to reach your goals. <BR> <BR> These meetings bring to life–at a time that’s convenient for you. Every week you’ll interact live online (via video, audio, and chat) with other SparkPeople members and leaders. The meetings include many of the elements of that you know and love, in a way that was never before possible! Together, we’ll offer support, share tips, celebrate our WooHoo! momen... Sun, 18 Dec 2011 17:11:38 EST SparkLive! class - Avoiding Holiday Gains Achieve weight loss success with live online support, motivation, and help to reach your goals. <BR> <BR> These meetings bring to life–at a time that’s convenient for you. Every week you’ll interact live online (via video, audio, and chat) with other SparkPeople members and leaders. The meetings include many of the elements of that you know and love, in a way that was never before possible! Together, we’ll offer support, share tips, celebrate our WooHoo! momen... Sun, 11 Dec 2011 18:24:45 EST Finding My Spark (AGAIN).... Hi Sparkies! :) <BR> <BR> My name is Kimberley. I live in Toronto , Canada. Married. No kids - but lots of stuffed animals. ;) <BR> <BR> I am a previous sparkie... I was on here before {January 2010}... when my journey hit a HUGE roadblock and I have been pretty much out of it since November 2010. But here I am... a year and a month later ... I have gained (roughly) 75 pounds back (from where I was last year at this time)... and I am hoping with this brand new account on here .. it wil... Sun, 11 Dec 2011 16:37:43 EST SparkLive! class - Healthier Holiday Recipes Achieve weight loss success with live online support, motivation, and help to reach your goals. <BR> <BR> These meetings bring to life–at a time that’s convenient for you. Every week you’ll interact live online (via video, audio, and chat) with other SparkPeople members and leaders. The meetings include many of the elements of that you know and love, in a way that was never before possible! Together, we’ll offer support, share tips, celebrate our WooHoo! momen... Sun, 4 Dec 2011 22:52:16 EST Spark Live! 5 Ways to Prevent Weight Gain at Work Achieve weight loss success with live online support, motivation, and help to reach your goals. <BR> <BR> These meetings bring to life–at a time that’s convenient for you. Every week you’ll interact live online (via video, audio, and chat) with other SparkPeople members and leaders. The meetings include many of the elements of that you know and love, in a way that was never before possible! Together, we’ll offer support, share tips, celebrate our WooHoo! momen... Sun, 27 Nov 2011 17:03:56 EST SparkLive! topic - Thanksgiving Survival Guide Achieve weight loss success with live online support, motivation, and help to reach your goals. <BR> <BR> These meetings bring to life–at a time that’s convenient for you. Every week you’ll interact live online (via video, audio, and chat) with other SparkPeople members and leaders. The meetings include many of the elements of that you know and love, in a way that was never before possible! Together, we’ll offer support, share tips, celebrate our WooHoo! momen... Sun, 20 Nov 2011 17:24:50 EST SparkLive! class - The Power of Positive Thinking Achieve weight loss success with live online support, motivation, and help to reach your goals. <BR> <BR> These meetings bring to life–at a time that’s convenient for you. Every week you’ll interact live online (via video, audio, and chat) with other SparkPeople members and leaders. The meetings include many of the elements of that you know and love, in a way that was never before possible! Together, we’ll offer support, share tips, celebrate our WooHoo! momen... Sun, 13 Nov 2011 10:49:59 EST SparkLive! class - Thinking Inside the Lunch Box Achieve weight loss success with live online support, motivation, and help to reach your goals. <BR> <BR> These meetings bring to life–at a time that’s convenient for you. Every week you’ll interact live online (via video, audio, and chat) with other SparkPeople members and leaders. The meetings include many of the elements of that you know and love, in a way that was never before possible! Together, we’ll offer support, share tips, celebrate our WooHoo! momen... Sun, 6 Nov 2011 19:07:28 EST SP Live! topic - Eating Healthy on a Budget Achieve weight loss success with live online support, motivation, and help to reach your goals. <BR> <BR> These meetings bring to life–at a time that’s convenient for you. Every week you’ll interact live online (via video, audio, and chat) with other SparkPeople members and leaders. The meetings include many of the elements of that you know and love, in a way that was never before possible! Together, we’ll offer support, share tips, celebrate our WooHoo! momen... Sun, 30 Oct 2011 22:27:32 EST SP Live! meeting: Healthier Halloween Achieve weight loss success with live online support, motivation, and help to reach your goals. <BR> <BR> These meetings bring to life–at a time that’s convenient for you. Every week you’ll interact live online (via video, audio, and chat) with other SparkPeople members and leaders. The meetings include many of the elements of that you know and love, in a way that was never before possible! Together, we’ll offer support, share tips, celebrate our WooHoo! momen... Sun, 23 Oct 2011 17:03:49 EST SP Live! meeting: Breakfast s-Getting a Great Star Achieve weight loss success with live online support, motivation, and help to reach your goals. <BR> <BR> These meetings bring to life–at a time that’s convenient for you. Every week you’ll interact live online (via video, audio, and chat) with other SparkPeople members and leaders. The meetings include many of the elements of that you know and love, in a way that was never before possible! Together, we’ll offer support, share tips, celebrate our WooHoo! momen... Mon, 17 Oct 2011 10:14:31 EST Hello, another newbie here... Hello, I just got (re)registered on SP and I'm getting geared up to begin a new healthy lifestyle journey once again. I am dealing with some really difficult things in my life right now, but always try to keep a positive attitude and my faith in God. While searching for teams that I thought might be of help to me, I found and joined this one. <BR> <BR> I'm 51 yrs. old and live alone, with my adopted kitty (Kodi). I was born and raised in Mich. and moved to Florida 9 years ago. I liked it the... Fri, 23 Sep 2011 19:44:39 EST Visual Inspiration - Love it! Hi. I just got started - can't wait to drop some pounds! I love visual inspiration. I created a collage and used it as a background on my spark page. Wish I could post a pic in this message - I would have included it. <BR> <BR> <em>249</em> Sun, 18 Sep 2011 12:41:41 EST Hi.. My name is... Hi Everyone! ... My name is Kim. Been here before - needed a new start. I am hoping this time will be the time that my spark is re-lighted. :) I live in Toronto Canada with my husband. Don't have any kids but lots of stuffed animals. :) I am addicted to horror movies, facebook, hello kitty, black&white photography, reading, listening to music (all kinds), and apparently collecting stuffed animals. :) <BR> <BR> I am a binge-eater, late night snacker, emotional eater, addicted to food... Sun, 11 Sep 2011 22:42:28 EST Not So SparkyPeople New.... Hi Sparkies... My name is Kim. I've been on SP since January 2010... but closed my page so many times (lost count) ... I have re-opened this one in an attempt to refind my spark that I lost. Hopefully this time will be the one that lasts longer than a week. (lol!) :) <BR> <BR> Just wanted to say hi! :) Mon, 29 Aug 2011 14:02:03 EST Collage & New Member...... Sorta. ;) Hi Everyone!!! <BR> <BR> I'm not new... I've been a member since January 2010... but took a break and now I'm back with a new page and username. :) <BR> <BR> I have done a collage. Actually did it earlier today! :) It's on my page ... photo gallery and today's blog (that I will be doing a bit later). If you have some time... feel free to check it out! :) <BR> <BR> Thanks. Tue, 2 Aug 2011 18:31:37 EST Here I go again! I have lost weight various times in the past. (My ups and downs span decades.) Usually the results linger and my eating habits are mostly good, having learned a lot of tricks along the way. But obviously I need help in tweeking my efforts. This website looks great so far, and I already feel the support. So thanks! And here I go again! Sun, 22 May 2011 12:07:27 EST Hello Everyone Just joined. I'm looking forward to learning new and exciting ways to living a healthy lifestyle. Thu, 12 May 2011 15:09:21 EST Not Giving Up I am excited about this program. I have tried many in the past and fell off the wagon. I am not giving up and determine to beat the bulge. This program appears to have the support I need. Wed, 11 May 2011 13:14:02 EST Ok so here we go!! Well done all my measurements, put in my day today for nutrition and i am blown away how bad i let it get! <BR> At least I now have something to work on. I have put together my daily exercise plan and have it on the wall at home! <BR> Now gonna need to work on the food aspect! But 1 step at a time lets add breakfast to my day and see how that goes!! <BR> Sun, 8 May 2011 14:48:18 EST Greetings! Just wanted to introduce myself as a returning member to SparkPeople. It has been quite a long time since I have been to the site and am starting afresh. I look forward to accomplishing my weight loss/control goals plus meeting new friends and learning from them. <BR> <BR> Wishing all members who are mothers, a Happy Mothers' Day! Fri, 6 May 2011 09:52:25 EST Greetings! Just wanted to introduce myself as a returning member to SparkPeople. It has been quite a long time since I have been to the site and am starting afresh. I look forward to accomplishing my weight loss/control goals plus meeting new friends and learning from them. <BR> <BR> Wishing all members who are mothers, a Happy Mothers' Day! Fri, 6 May 2011 09:50:23 EST Hey, my name is Cristy How is everyone.... Mon, 2 May 2011 20:31:18 EST Hi, I really need help and support Hi, I'm really nervous about posting this, but I really need help and support. I had started my own blog called hoping people would find it and be supportive there. It was great because it was anonymous, but it's hasn't garnered any followers/supporters, and I'm the type that needs a lot of support. I'm nervous because this is SO public, but I'm willing to give it a try. I'm almost 45 and need to loose beween 80-100 pounds. My cholesterol is too high and my blood pressur... Sat, 30 Apr 2011 11:15:07 EST Hello Fellow Spark People... I want to give a special thanks to my dear friend Andrea for sharing this website with me. I look forward to this journey. <BR> Pictures to follow... <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> <BR> Laura Lauran Fri, 29 Apr 2011 23:34:14 EST Noniherbs Hello, I am new here. I am trying to monitor my nutrtion to better know what I am eating and can and cannot have. I like the site. Just have to get my main foods listed to make the job easier. Hopefully will lose weight with this approach. i want to monitor my carbs, protein and fat to see what I need to get rid of the hunger during the day and late evenings. Wed, 27 Apr 2011 12:12:09 EST A simple HELLO... Hello everyone, <BR> I am the new team leader and I would like to know what you guys want to gain from this group. I am new to this group but I have and currently do lead other groups. I would like to know how you all are using the group and how I can help even more. I do have a picture of my vision board up on my Spark blog page and your welcome to check it out. <BR> Thanks, <BR> Make it the best day!! Mon, 25 Apr 2011 13:44:16 EST College student < Healthy College student I am so tired of food completely ruling my life and never feeling good about myself. Gaining 60 lbs in 3 years is beyond aweful and I am apalled that I let it get this far. I consistently say that I will lose weight and do eat pretty well and excercise for maybe a week...and before I know it I'm back to my old ways. No more. I want to be proud of my body and my health. Nothing worth having ever came easy, I just hope i can find the positive energy and motivation within myself to keep going. Tue, 12 Apr 2011 17:17:45 EST SOULCOLLAGESUE welcomes newbies! March 16, 2012: I've spent the past year attending to family obligations and am happy to say: I'm back! <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> Watch for weekly messages to support envisioning your deepest beauty (yes, men too) and natural strengths. <em>306</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> (original message) <BR> You've already met NAPPYBEAUTY. She's graciously and enthusiastically accepted my invitation to be the main team leader while I take hiatus from Spark in order to attend to some important, time-consuming f... Wed, 6 Apr 2011 19:28:39 EST Help! I'm new and can't make contact I am very new, and am getting very discouraged because whether it's trying to set up the fitness (why isn't there anything for plain old exercise) or diet, each button leads to another page and so on. <BR> I wanted to join the soul vision collage and can't seem to introduce myself, I am just told I have to be a friend. <BR> Is this spark people site active? Please help. <BR> Maria Sun, 27 Mar 2011 19:35:24 EST Hello and a question Hello!! I've just arrived to SparkPeople. <BR> I've wanted to do a vision collage for a long time ago and I think that by joining your group I'll finally do it. <BR> <BR> I've already joined the challenge but if I don't do this everyday, do I have to leave the challenge? Can I start over then? <BR> <BR> Thanks Sun, 27 Mar 2011 12:39:58 EST I hate my life, fat is everywhere I have joined the site because I hate my life and the fat in it. Do I do anything about it. Not really. I am over 300 lbs and never thought I would see this in my life but here I am. I hate my life. I do have a goal though and thats to learn from all of you how you are losing fat and gaining a life you love. Please help me. Fri, 18 Mar 2011 22:43:56 EST Hello My name is Amanda and I'm really focused on losing weight and being healthy. I have been on sparkpeople so many times and I never took advantage of all the great resources the site has to offer. This time its different because I have faith that my addiction with food will change because I have God in my life. I would like to make new friends, share recipes, and support each other. <BR> <BR> Amanda :) Tue, 15 Mar 2011 09:28:16 EST hello everyone I'm a single mom of a beautiful 2 year old boy. I am finally motivated to be the best me i can be for both my son and.i. But i can't do it alone so i joined this support group in hopes that seeing yalls strength and courage would help me stay motivated in reaching my goals. I'm currently 247lbs and would like to loose at least a total of 75lbs before Feb of next year and feel i can reach my goal with positive reinforcement and a goals. Im looking for someone who lives very close to me to wor... Sat, 19 Feb 2011 18:52:22 EST Inactive thread Housekeeping... <em>389</em> Mon, 7 Feb 2011 02:57:28 EST I think this team may be for me. I have kept a visual journal off and on for a couple of years so I thought this sounded like a good match for me. My journal page collages aren't necessarily about things I want to achieve like vision boards are, but I think the two are similar. I plan to make a vision board soon, or more likely start a vision journal for this. Is it ok to make more than one? I'm more apt to make small pages frequently on whatever I'm feeling at the moment than to make one long lasting board. Tue, 1 Feb 2011 12:46:14 EST Inactive thread Housekeeping... <em>332</em> Sun, 30 Jan 2011 19:56:53 EST I'm nice to me! ;o) Hi, I'm Patty, from Colorado. This is my first experience with a situation like this. I'm 60 yrs old, need to lose 50 pounds before Nov. So, here I am for encouragement, friendship and whatever else comes of this! Greetings! Thu, 27 Jan 2011 21:08:41 EST Hello! And Happy Tuesday! Hello everyone :) I'm pretty new but I already have my collage going. I'm feeling very positive, I hope you all are too. <BR> ~ sheblooms:) Tue, 25 Jan 2011 16:00:37 EST Inactive thread Housekeeping... <em>242</em> Sun, 23 Jan 2011 12:09:50 EST Inactive thread Housekeeping... <em>289</em> Sun, 23 Jan 2011 12:04:33 EST Hey Hey I am Christina and new to this site Thu, 20 Jan 2011 13:00:31 EST Hello from Georgia Hi, I'm Michelle and I am here to lose weight, get healthy and learn a new lifestyle. I hope making a collage will help me get the focus I need. Thu, 20 Jan 2011 09:36:33 EST Hi all, just discovered this cool site...... Hoping this site will help me keep my focus and stay on track this time! Wed, 19 Jan 2011 01:37:38 EST heyy im usually a yoyo dieter i usually diet then pig out and this seems to be good so far ive exercised a lot and eaten right foods :D Mon, 17 Jan 2011 13:12:05 EST Hello I've just joined Sparks and wanted to introduce myself. You may call me Toni. I joined because I have been overweight for many years and want lose the weight for good. I have yo-yo'ed. I'm older now and want focus more on my health. I really need to lose the weight because I'm noticing symptoms diabetes. My mother has type 2 and my dad has full blown diabetes. Additionally, I was diagnosed with Hypoglycemia, which will turn to diabetes if I don't lose the weight. I need a lot of support... Fri, 7 Jan 2011 22:45:12 EST Happy New Year Hi! My name is Pam and I am a single mom of a 10 year old daughter. I am ready to start making a better life for my daughter and I. I have high cholesterol and high blood pressure and I need to lose about 100lbs. I have tried in the past to get healthy, but there is something different about this time. I have watched both my parents suffer from heart disease and I dont want to do that to my daughter. My daughter is also starting to follow in my footsteps and thats the last thing I want. ... Sat, 1 Jan 2011 18:32:57 EST hello everyone....I'm so glad to meet you!!!! I was looking at a article (by Dr. Mehmet Oz and Dr. Michael Roizen) when I saw the recommendation to join SparkPeople. I had been using '' until I fell off the wagon 3 weeks ago. I decided to take the plunge and join in here. Anyway, I hope this message finds everyone doing well.....take care and thanks in advance for any assistance! Tue, 28 Dec 2010 14:21:01 EST Vision Collages and SoulCollages There's been some confusion about spam coming from this team, and I wish to extend my apology to anyone who has been inconvenienced by Sparker Anne Marie's KaleidoSoul offerings. She's a co-leader by my request, and, while an entrepreneur, her only M.O. is personal, as a SparkFriend (who's "been there") supporting you in achieving your individual goals and dreams. <BR> <BR> The recent team SparkMail was based on my invitation for Anne Marie to join our team months ago, in response to persona... Mon, 27 Dec 2010 21:55:14 EST Hello all! Hello! I just thought I would introduce myself. I'm thirty years old and a teacher. I don't always have a lot of time on my hands since I have to stay after school until 4:30 for tutoring, meetings, and being a club sponsor . By the time I get home, I am quite exhausted. I try to eat healthy, but I have a lot of allergies and what have you. I used to be pretty active up until my junior year of college. I try to walk whenever I can and I'm usually up on my feet in the classroom all day.... Sun, 26 Dec 2010 18:55:29 EST Shisna Hi I am LaShisna and I am looking to loose about 10lbs by February. I have been trying to loose weight for about 10 yrs now but in those years I would loose and get pregnant and gain it back. I am through having kids( I hope) and hopefully this time I can keep my weight off! <BR> <BR> Thanks for listening. Fri, 10 Dec 2010 14:22:05 EST Hi From Wanda Hi Everyone, <BR> I am happy that I found this website. It has so many great ideas, and it seems like a lot of people share their inspiration. I really need some motivation and encouragement. I am very overweight and going through peri-menopausal symptoms. I am also turning 50 in January. I want to get healthy and not get out of breath every time I climb the steps. I started a journal on Sunday, and I've been doing 10 minute walks each day. I am also introducing myself to you. I just read a p... Tue, 7 Dec 2010 04:55:18 EST Hello! Hi everybody! I'm here to lose weight, like most of you. I've always been at an average weight, but probably on the stalkier side. I never noticed it before because the fat most lies in my hips and thighs and well, thanks to my half-length size mirror, I don't usually see the short bottom half of my body. At just 5'1" I've decided I need to slim down my hips, arms, and legs so they actually look proportional to my height. Also, I need to stop eating food in front of the TV and giving in to my... Fri, 3 Dec 2010 01:16:42 EST New to Group but not to Collage I am so glad Spark People has a group like this where we can share our goals in a visual and creative way. <BR> <BR> I am an artist who believes in the healing power of art to transform lives. I love to paint as a form of dialogue between me and God, and have also had the opportunity to paint during art conferences and worship services. Sometimes I create art for individuals as a gift to them to help them on their journey towards healing from eating disorders, miscarriages, and more. <BR> ... Mon, 29 Nov 2010 14:46:51 EST Just Me! Anna Lea I am joining this to find out if any one has suggestions on how to deal with Plantar Fasciitis and getting active with this??? Mon, 29 Nov 2010 14:06:22 EST How to I add my collage ? HI, I finished my collage and wanted to upload it but not sure how. I also remember you asking to give some info about my collage and what it means. Can you help me with this anyone ? <BR> Thanks ! <BR> Robin Mon, 22 Nov 2010 16:39:47 EST HAPPY THANKSGIVING ALL,HAS YOUR DIET CHANGED YOU?? <em>220</em> <em>429</em> <em>430</em> <em>429</em> <em>426</em> <BR> I am wishing you the best for your Thanksgiving Day <em>428</em> <em>497</em> <BR> Yes my diet has changed me for the good...I have never feltbetter since I had my Gastric By-Pass in April.As some of you know I have lost a bunch of weight since April,,I feel great and my hole out look is great and I am NOT going to let Thanksgiving or Christmas put me in a stopper for extra foods... <BR> I have my 8"and 4" plate for... Sun, 21 Nov 2010 08:36:18 EST Finding a new way to live! Hello Spark People!!!! I am excited to be a part of such an awesome and dynamic website. I started my weight loss journey on February 3, 2010 and have lost 67 pounds to date. I still have about 80 -90 pounds to go but I am well on my way! I have two amazing toddlers that I want to be around for and be able to fully enjoy all that life has to offer us! Through this journey I have started to find myself, a love of excercise and a new way of life!!! I look forward to sharing this journey with... Wed, 17 Nov 2010 10:08:27 EST working on a new collage Hi I just joined and wanted to say hello ! <BR> I've been working on my vision collage since yesterday and I'm excited to be creating something I can look at everyday as a reminder of what I want to accomplish. <BR> I love doing art and have done many collages but never one to help me stay focused so I'm really excited about what I'm doing and excited to meet others who are doing the same ! <BR> I've never felt like I had support in trying to reach my goals or had so many tools to keep me foc... Sat, 13 Nov 2010 02:52:18 EST So glad to be here! Hello eveyone, My name is Priscilla and I am a two week old Sparkperson :) I love this place so much aleady! Sparkpeople is exactly what i needed to get on track with my health and weight loss goals. Although I have a long way to go with a 100lb weight loss goal, I have gotten off to a great start with a loss of 10lbs in the first two weeks!! I am excited to meet new people in the same fight that I am in and would love to hear from anyone who might have some encouragement, advice, inspirati... Sun, 7 Nov 2010 11:04:55 EST Hello..I'm new and feeling excited I just want to introduce myself. I am Corey, a single, divorced Mom of 2 kids. I am currently at my heaviest weight at 200lbs and I am excited to meet some new people here, and to use all these great resources to help me meet my goals. Wed, 3 Nov 2010 16:23:58 EST Self Actualization I am 48 years old and ready to live a life reaching my fullest potential. I am so very excited and happy to have found this site. I think it is absolutely the most incredible thing I have ever experienced on the web. I have been interacting on the Internet for about nine years, consistently and have had some good experiences and some really bad ones. It is such a delight to see the Internet being used in such a remarkable way. I commend the creators and maintainers of the Spark People website... Sun, 31 Oct 2010 22:22:35 EST Glad to be here Thank you all for a warm welcome, glad to be here and ready to get started. Thu, 28 Oct 2010 17:57:22 EST Create Art for Your Soul- New SoulCollage E-Course Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> We've just created a brand new Introduction to SoulCollage® e-course and it's over at Daily Om right now. 7 lessons sent to you over the course of 4 weeks. Talks you through each step so you can create awesome SoulCollage® cards, find meaning in each individual card, and also do readings with your own cards/Deck. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>seoverview.cgi?cid=185&aff=70 </link> <BR> <BR> The e-course is being offered by DailyOm and t... Tue, 26 Oct 2010 13:24:29 EST Me I'm really excited about this! I'm sooo tired of dieting, I have been on a diet all my adult life :-((( and I'm fatter than ever!!! Mon, 18 Oct 2010 01:11:39 EST Two (1-minute) Videos You Don't Want to Miss We're nearing 1,000 team members, yet quite a few of you are still stuck in the "wanting to make a vision collage, yet not sure how to start" phase. I'm going to share one possibility that has worked for me. <BR> <BR> Below are links to two short videos that demonstrate the power of SoulCollage® ( <link> </link> ) as an artistic medium for creating a dynamic, living "deck" of vision collages that evolve as you achieve your SparkPeople goals and grow in self-discovery. <BR>... Sat, 16 Oct 2010 13:27:07 EST Howdy- I am trying to be hopeful and create a system that will sustain me to real weight loss that lasts this time. <BR> I need to start over and believe in myself and others. I hope to find friends, move to a new phase of life, and let go of past failure. I want to create a positive role model and a better person. I want to give up poor habits and poor excuses. I want to believe that at 44, l can look forward to having some kind of fulfilling lifestyle. <BR> <BR> THIS TIME..... I don't want... Mon, 11 Oct 2010 22:43:49 EST This team is great! I was really excited to stumble upon this team....I have been on the SparkPeople site a day and a half now, and it seems like a great resource. I have been doing SoulCollage for a while now and think the Vision Board concept is awesome and SoulCollage and Vision Boards lend themselves so well to this process! I look forward to sharing my collages and seeing others'! Wed, 6 Oct 2010 14:11:21 EST Here's to Vibrant Living! Hello! I'm excited to start this new lifestyle program. I'm almost 50 and I hate to admit it, but I am beginning to feel and look a little older than I would like to. My goal with this program is to develop a new lifestyle and eating habits that will keep me young, healthy and vibrant for at least another 40 years or so. Like most people I have a lot going on all the time. Other things always take priority over exercise. I do enjoy yoga and going for walks. I think doing those two thing... Tue, 5 Oct 2010 23:26:32 EST How one of my Vision Collages helped do taxes In an earlier post, I wrote about images on our vision collages having "voices." It might sound strange to some, and I realized an example might help. <BR> <BR> Last week I was faced with HAVING to get together taxes (the extended deadline October 15th, and my accountant tapping his foot, arms crossed over his chest, mouth turned down). <BR> <BR> My life situation changed a couple of years ago, and I went from soooooo organized that my business and family paperwork flowed, to sooooooooooooo... Sun, 3 Oct 2010 09:43:54 EST Awakening to the Voice of your Vision My son-in-law uses lighter fluid when starting a BBQ, while my husband prefers a smoke cone (carbon footprint-minded). The result is the same, and quick, for both. <BR> <BR> And so, our team features myriad vision collages (a truly awesome array, from cut-and-paste to slideshows). <BR> <BR> I want to introduce a tool for amplifying the power of a particular goal or vision: giving voice to images important to you. <BR> <BR> I do this with my SoulCollage cards, but it's just as easy (and emp... Wed, 29 Sep 2010 23:07:21 EST Hi I am Stevie I am a vegetarian of five years and a college student. Recently I have gained a little excess weight because I have fallen into the trap most do when they live with their significant' other. I eat when he eats and I eat way more then I should. I am ready to get myself back on track and start loving myself again. Tue, 21 Sep 2010 15:38:08 EST The Law of Attraction I was listening to a tele-class last night on the law of attraction (i.e., vision boards and collages being a powerful step in manifesting your dreams and desires). <BR> <BR> This was the first time I came across another person in the SoulCollage® community who combines SoulCollage® and life visioning. Her stories were powerful! From attracting her ideal partner to manifesting a west-coast retreat on the east coast, where she lived. I've had similar experiences, in the sense that what I hol... Mon, 20 Sep 2010 08:46:33 EST New member Vicky therockstar Johnson hey everyone, <BR> i am new to these diet and exercise things. but i plan to make this a life style committment. nice meeting you all. <BR> Good luck Sat, 18 Sep 2010 18:13:11 EST Hey from SA Just a quick note to introduce myself. I am british born of Jamaican decent - I have been living in South Africa for the past seventeen years. my children study in asia and I finally have time for me.... Spark has opened a window that is giving me control in every area of my life. thanks for those who have gone before me.... your success spurs me on.... Sat, 18 Sep 2010 14:50:10 EST Question about Picasso Hello. After I joined this team I downloaded Picasso to my computer so that I would be able to make collages. <BR> I have 2 questions - I am having problems scanning pictures to my computer since I downloaded Picasso. Does anyone else have this problem? Could this be because of Picasso? <BR> <BR> If I choose to remove Picasso, do I need to worry about it deleting my pictures too? <BR> Thanks for any help anyone can give me. <BR> Thu, 16 Sep 2010 14:34:35 EST Our Lady of Weight Loss - - Has anyone read it? It's by Janice Taylor. I have had it sitting on a shelf for several months. I finally took it down and am now kicking myself for waiting. I have been laughing for several days now. <BR> <BR> If you are crafty, like collages, think that weight loss is about more than calories and exercise... you will love this book. All sorts of crafty ways to release your inner healthy person. Mon, 13 Sep 2010 16:47:15 EST A Vision Collage Achievement for Me I started a blog for deepening my work and getting my visions out there! <BR> <BR> Here's the link, for anyone who might be interested. I also set up a new slideshow of my vision cards (linked as a header tab). They're pretty cool, especially enlarged in a slideshow program. (Thanks, T, for that resource.) <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Background: Some of you know that I use the SoulCollage® process in making my Vision Collages, which essentially ju... Mon, 13 Sep 2010 13:42:29 EST Half way there... Hi All...lost 35 lbs since May 1/10. I am working toward being vibrantly healthy. Top of my Bucket List is 'weigh a normal weight' (which is around 120 lbs for me). Since I haven't weighed that 25 years, I figured now was as good a time as any to achieve the one thing I've always wanted: maintain a normal weight. <BR> I've made a few lifestyle changes: off sweets (never thought I could do that!!), finally figured out portion sizes, eating more slowly and appreciating the 'beauty' of food... Sat, 11 Sep 2010 17:45:46 EST Hello to all Hi- I am so glad there is a team like this. I had a collage, but it somehow got lost. Now I will create a new one- even if it is only an item a day. Visualization is such a vital part of achieving a goal! Best of success to everyone! Jan Sun, 5 Sep 2010 19:34:28 EST Brand New Hi, I am just begining with this site. I have tried others before and I am so far impressed. I have been using the ipod app for almost a week now. I can't wait to reach my goals! Thu, 2 Sep 2010 15:54:04 EST Welcome New Members! UPDATE: Within days of this post, our team membership exploded. I can no longer keep up with greeting each Sparker (something I love!). <BR> <BR> Please please please - new members introduce yourself to the team, upload and share any Vision Collage(s) you've previous made (under team Photos), and let us know the Visions you have for your future! These efforts really make a difference, and will jumpstart your successful journey at SparkPeople. <BR> <em>244</em> Sue <BR> <BR> *** <BR> <BR> ... Wed, 1 Sep 2010 10:16:34 EST SparkPeople's Vision Collage Gallery is a reality! I just finished yet another tour of our "Gallery" (under our team's Photos tab). <BR> <em>345</em> <BR> So many of you created and uploaded Vision Collages this summer, each as vital and unique as you are! <BR> <BR> Remember to check back for new comments that have been added since uploading your Vision Collages. <BR> <BR> <em>304</em> for making this team a reality, an honorarium to SparkGuy Chris Downie, without whose original, humble, cut-and-paste Vision Collage w... Sat, 28 Aug 2010 16:34:59 EST Learning to Live a Healthier Lifestyle! Hi, I'm Kelly. I am 25 years old and have a 5 month old baby girl. I never really watched what I ate and never really had a clue about how to eat a healthy diet. I never had to worry about watching my weight, but then my bad eating habits caught up with me at the age of 21. I had been slowly gaining weight, and it stayed on. So now I am working on losing it. I found out that I was allergic to milk/dairy products about a month after my daughter was born. So I have been eating a mostly v... Sat, 28 Aug 2010 15:02:36 EST New to team Hi, <BR> <BR> My name is Tracy and I have been with Sparks for six months and I have lost sixty pounds. <BR> <BR> The vision collage was the hardest thing for me. I tried making a few, and they did encourage me. But they just seemed to plain. <BR> <BR> I just made a music video about how sparkpeople has helped me lose sixty pounds. I am wondering if that would count as a collage? Thu, 26 Aug 2010 09:18:34 EST Music video I was wondering if the music video I made about my six months with sparks and where I want to end up counts as a "vision collage?" <BR> Thu, 26 Aug 2010 09:13:22 EST What Are You Weight-ing For? I'm not sure how Announcements get to team members, so I'm providing a link to one I just posted: <BR> <link><BR>nnouncements.asp?gid=40733 </link> <BR> <BR> This 12 Week Tele-Series with Karen Mann, an Australian-based artist, art teacher, Lifestyle Coach, yoga and meditation teacher, and SoulCollage® Facilitator / Facilitator Trainer, starts soon! Thu, 19 Aug 2010 11:45:35 EST Feeling Stuck? Change Your Life So many of you have taken big steps towards reaching your visions and goals. For those who feel like they're treading water, though, I'd like to invite you to work on visioning through the process of SoulCollage®, the other main team under my care. <BR> <BR> The focus will be on the healing of relationship, to ourselves and others. Touching this core is what frees us to meet other life goals and visions. <BR> <BR> SoulCollage® does require the purchase of some upfront card-making supplies, ... Sun, 15 Aug 2010 10:54:18 EST Gone for way too long So I've been away for way to long. You can check out my page for more info on that. I updated it last week, and then did a blog today. Getting back in the healthy groove is grueling sometimes with the emotional aspects of losing focus in the first place. <BR> <BR> But I'm back, and gearing up to jump back in with both feet. <BR> <BR> Sun, 25 Jul 2010 12:08:51 EST New thought today.... You know how so many companies put out those triangle spiral flip chart things? It occurred to me today I could do that with each page being a different subject for a collage. That way I could flip it every day, and see what the day's inspiration would be! You think this would work? I know where I can get the spiral binding, I just not sure how to construct the bottom so it would stand up. What do you think? Wed, 21 Jul 2010 05:02:54 EST Reverse vision collage :-) You know how we're supposed to keep our dreams and goals in front of us and our collage where we can see it, etc.? <BR> <BR> I've decided I'm going to make a collage with items I'm going to laminate and put velcro on their backs. I'll stick them on a board and each day, first thing in the morning, I'll choose an item I want to focus on for that day, and carry it with me and think/meditate on it during the day. <BR> Sun, 18 Jul 2010 08:57:41 EST Digital Collage Websites Some people like leafing through images in their hands. Others prefer digital collaging. <BR> <BR> Do you have a favorite collage website to share? Wed, 7 Jul 2010 15:04:29 EST SOULCOLLAGESUE username change Just to inform my Vision Collage teamies, I've changed my username to MUTUALRESCUE. It relates to a manifested "vision" for my life, which I shared under my SoulCollage® team's post. (For those who don't know, SoulCollage® is my vehicle for vision collages.) Share your story here: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=14907x40733<BR>x35260537 </link> Wed, 7 Jul 2010 14:47:06 EST Stagnant...but not for long! I have been feeling so stagnant with this project...I made one quick collage at work to hang in my cube to remind me to eat more fruits and veggies, but I have not truely had time at home to get to all those projects and clean up/out the room I use for since I will be off work the rest of this month...I plan to crack my own whip and get my life organized so I can collage, scrapbook, sew, etc, to my hearts content! <BR> <BR> I am sure my hubby will wonder what happened to the wo... Thu, 17 Jun 2010 16:41:16 EST Inactive thread Housekeeping... <em>34</em> Fri, 21 May 2010 10:38:05 EST How is your progress? How are your Vision Collages coming along? <BR> <em>213</em> Thu, 13 May 2010 10:38:17 EST Help me get started I don't have any real ideas of pics - I have 2 so far. I know I can find quotes -there are some great ones on here. BUt I have no idea of what kind of pics to even look for. <BR> <BR> MAYBE I don't know what my vision is & thus I can't figure out what pics to use...I don't know... Tue, 27 Apr 2010 23:58:37 EST So at a loss Heaven help me. I am at such a loss. No clue where to start...or how. I have poster board and I have a picture in my head of how I want to look when I finish the journey. I have words in my head that are inspiring. Now what do I do. The thoughts and images in my head are a jumbled mess. SOMEONE ANYONE PLEASE HELP ME! Where can I see some samples? Is digital better than having it here in front of me? Sun, 18 Apr 2010 17:54:21 EST How Do You Show When A Goal Has Been Met? I have been with SP since November '2008. One of my goals was to loose 50 pounds and the reward is a trip to Japan to view the Cherry Blossoms. This is depicted on my collage with lots of the trees in bloom. How do you suggest that I show this goal has been met. I had thought of putting a big X on it but... <BR> <BR> I leave tomorrow morning for Japan! (I have lost 75 pounds but the blossoms do not bud in the fall or winter. <BR> <BR> Jane on Guam Sun, 11 Apr 2010 02:07:45 EST My Vision Collage I've been collecting pictures to create a Vision Collage for a few days now. I sat down today and created it using Paint Shop Pro. I can see how this could be addictive!! I'm also planning on doing another on paper that I can post in other places. <BR> <BR> I'm really happy with the way it turned out. It's my vision that small steps will help me reach my goal to lose weight, get healthy, and live my life to the fullest. <BR> <BR> Link to my Vision Collage: <link> Sun, 11 Apr 2010 00:55:13 EST Lost all my info and points Time Warner went off while I was on SparkePeople this morning. Does anyone have any way of knowing if it is possible to retrieve them. They are all gone as is my membership to all teams. I am upset, I lost all infor and points! <BR> Pris <em>46</em> Wed, 7 Apr 2010 17:20:32 EST Welcome New Members! Anyone watching American Idol? Last night, the other contestants described Crystal Bowersox as a Mama, not only by life role, but by nature. I feel the same energy within myself, and hope to gently, unobtrusively guide this team to its own empowerment, both in the collective and individually. <BR> <BR> SparkGuy generously and kindly facilitated my writing a dailySpark Guest Blog about making a Vision Collage ("Envisioning Your Future with a Collage and Some Friends" under our team Links). Ma... Wed, 7 Apr 2010 13:52:55 EST Hi from NJ Hi my name is Joann. I actively started SP 02/03/2010. I am learning new things everyday. Tue, 6 Apr 2010 07:27:55 EST I am a new Member of this team! Hi! My name is Diana and I am so excited to have joined this team. I saw one of these vision collages and I thought how Sparktastic is that? I wanted to do one,just never got around to it. I saw that there was a team and I said yes and I was so excited about this,but I am a bit apprehensive as I am not very artistic. I know I am gonna want it to be perfect. Any advise from experience on how to get started and what worked for you? Thankyou,Diana <em>304</em> <em>272</em> Mon, 5 Apr 2010 20:38:42 EST Our 100th Member! Awww, I just had to stop and celebrate. LESSOFME55 is SparkPeople's Vision Collage Gallery team's 100th member! <BR> <em>236</em> <em>223</em> <em>334</em> <em>104</em> <em>345</em> <em>250</em> <em>247</em> <BR> <BR> Each of you has touched my heart in joining, but not because I started the team. Rather, as an innate cheerleader, I started the team to share with others the power of collage - as well as your experiences with and support of one another. <BR> <BR> This is truly a Spar... Sun, 21 Mar 2010 16:47:53 EST Inactive thread Housekeeping... <em>502</em> Sun, 21 Mar 2010 02:27:35 EST Inactive thread Housekeeping... <em>91</em> Sun, 21 Mar 2010 02:09:46 EST SparkPeople's Vision Collage Article This links to SparkPeople's Vision Collage article: <link><BR>collage.asp </link> Sun, 21 Mar 2010 02:07:11 EST Vision Collage Success Stories Have you made a Vision Collage that imaged a dream or goal you've since achieved? No matter how small or large it seems to you, please share it with our team! And give yourself a big woo hoo and accept our sincere warm and fuzzy cyberhugs! <BR> <em>244</em> <em>242</em> <em>247</em> <em>248</em> <em>250</em> Sun, 21 Mar 2010 01:57:54 EST Favorite Vision Collage Medium I've been impressed with how this team features multimedia Vision Collages - almost as unique as each individual Sparker - ranging from cut-and-paste, to digital, to decoupage; from binders, to SoulCollage® cards, to poster board. I've also seen an increasing draw towards multiple Vision Collages, or single Vision Collages that are later modified to parallel personal growth. I invite you to share your favorite methods and approaches with your teammates. Sun, 21 Mar 2010 01:56:49 EST Graphics Question Hi, <BR> I am new to this team. I have a vision collage about half started, but I really enjoy making it, even in its piecemeal form it motivates me, so I hope to finish it soon! <BR> <BR> In the meantime I am also trying to spice up my sparkpage. I was looking around other people's pages and I saw some effects I really like. Do you have any idea what programs were used to create these? <BR> <link><BR>NSHINE_DIME </link> (I really like the photo co... Sat, 20 Mar 2010 20:34:50 EST Have any of you noticed? As I become healthier I find my visualization of what I want, to be changing. So, I am wondering, are your vision collages changing and getting more precise as to what you want? Sun, 14 Mar 2010 22:54:06 EST General Chat Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> Thought it would be nice to have a place for general chat. So I'll start it off!! <BR> <BR> I have been super busy and haven't had much time for computers. And I LOVE IT. Why? Because it means I'm active. And that is way better than not active (aka lazy butt) hahaha. <BR> <BR> But I am at least peeking in every day even if I don't post anything and really looking forward to spring. <BR> <BR> Amy Sun, 14 Mar 2010 21:13:03 EST Vision Collage "Things To Add" List If you're like me, and ideas are popping into your head now that you've decided to make a collage, let's share what comes to mind. Freely brainstorm. A cup can be refilled only when emptied; our minds are the same. We'll spark one another; I promise! <BR> <BR> I rewrote my introduction, for example, because the first one reflected who I used to be, not who I am today. That's one of the things that hooked me in The Spark - how Chris was so shy in his early life. I related! So, if you read my ... Tue, 2 Mar 2010 21:45:51 EST Team leaders intro I thought it might be nice to set up a separate thread introducing SATYAGRAHA, DISNEYSMOM, FOODDIVA1 (aka our team's Digital Diva) and me, since you'll be seeing us around. We're here for you! (We're having fun, too.) Tue, 2 Mar 2010 16:22:35 EST How This Team got Started I love collage! And, I'm a good student. So, during a mid-October storm, when SparkGuy posted by flashlight (to The Spark Pilot Program team) a message inviting us to create a vision collage, I searched SparkTeams for a vision collage team. <BR> <BR> ...and came up empty? <BR> <BR> We needed a team! A SparkPeople Vision Collage is too powerful! It's too fun! We needed a Vision Collage SparkTeam to support SparkPeople's "Create a Vision Collage" one-time challenge under SparkPoints. <BR> ... Tue, 2 Mar 2010 14:28:14 EST vision collage I have a mug that lets me print out a picture and put it in the mug. So my vision collage is going to be on a mug tha I carry with me. Here's a link of the photo I will carry with me: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>hotos_enlarge.asp?gid=40733&pid=13207&<BR>sidn=aR8%2D%5F%2DPaj++++++%3DV9%5BNBh++++++++ </link> <BR> <BR> What do you think? It will be rolled around a mug. Should I add Spark People to the top? That way anyone seeing it would ask me about spark. I li... Wed, 24 Feb 2010 07:38:35 EST Did you know... (team Photos = team Gallery) Vision Collages are located under our team's Photos (main page, one of the 5 tabs). <BR> <BR> Please upload any and all you've created, or create in the future. Be sure to check back for team feedback, as I don't think SparkPeople Mailers send out Site Notifications for these posts. <BR> <BR> If you were unaware of the Photo area, please stop by and enjoy our beautifully Sparked Vision Collages. Tue, 23 Feb 2010 15:24:37 EST A Different Way to Spread The Spark In the normal course of your SparkPeople navigations, would you kindly keep your eyes and hearts open for Sparkers who might benefit from joining our team? <BR> <BR> With each added personal Vision Collage, our team is becoming the collective Vision Collage of SparkPeople. <BR> <BR> We want each Vision Collage, and each person with the desire to create one. We want to support those with known goals, and those yet dreaming. <BR> <BR> I've found Vision Collages through personal blogs and co... Sun, 21 Feb 2010 17:38:37 EST Great Article on Visualization I found this blog on the Daily Spark. Although it's not about collages, I think it's VERY relevant to what we're trying to accomplish with our vision collages, and a testament to how powerful it is to have a vision of where we would like to be and who we would like to become. <em>30</em> <BR> <link><BR>ualization_see_your_way_to_your_goals </link> Sat, 20 Feb 2010 20:18:24 EST Visions Hey yall! I love the vision collage idea; I FINALLY made one a few weeks ago. It's hanging on the wall in my bedroom and I look at it every morning and night! I added more than just weightloss goals; I also have just things I really like too! Haha! I love SparkPeople (since 01/19/09) so much! I have pictures of my vision collage in my pictures on my SparkPage! Fri, 19 Feb 2010 22:02:50 EST Co-leader interest A number of you expressed an interest in co-leading this team. I was unable to send invitations prior to your becoming a team member, so please remind me here! Do not underestimate the gifts you uniquely possess that could benefit someone on our team, whether artistic or technical in nature, tangible or intangible. <BR> <BR> I offer mentoring and professional training in SoulCollage (similar to the SP Vision Collage process). More than anything, though, I am by nature a Cheerleader of the H... Fri, 19 Feb 2010 16:54:36 EST