SparkPeople Angels Amongst Us (AAU) Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=43998 A friendly place to come and meet others while reaching our goals. We believe in angels and believe that we can do this together!!. SparkPeople Angels Amongst Us (AAU) Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=43998 AAU Spring (May) Word game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15934x43998x71468876 In ABC order put down a word/phrase that makes you think of Spring/May. <BR> <BR> A - apple blossoms Wed, 1 May 2019 13:03:58 EST AAU May Flowers game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15934x43998x71468600 April showers bring May flowers, as the old saying goes. In ABC order, name a flower/plant/tree! <BR> <BR> A - azaleas Wed, 1 May 2019 12:08:18 EST AAU MAY Spark Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15935x43998x71468517 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For May, that means strengthening your bones. <BR> <BR> Here are 31 daily tips that will help you build stronger bones and prevent future fractures. Click below to download and print your May calendar. (You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download this PDF.) <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007-05.pdf </link> Wed, 1 May 2019 12:00:53 EST AAU April Question of the Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22563x43998x71361287 NEW <em>38</em> : <BR> <BR> <BR> "No pain, no gain." <BR> <BR> <BR> True <BR> <BR> <BR> False <BR> <BR> Sun, 14 Apr 2019 14:36:42 EST AAU Earth Day Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15934x43998x71258249 In ABC order, name something on the earth (found outside.) <BR> <BR> A - apple trees Fri, 29 Mar 2019 11:01:12 EST AAU Name Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15934x43998x71258210 Alternating a boy name then a girl name in ABC order. <BR> <BR> Boy - Alexander Fri, 29 Mar 2019 10:55:24 EST AAU April Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15935x43998x71258138 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For April, that means reducing your impact on the environment. Find out just how easy it is to be green! <BR> <BR> Here are 30 daily tips that will each help you develop more eco-friendly habits. <BR> <BR> Click below to download and print your April calendar. (You might need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download this PDF.) <BR> <BR> <link>https://www.sparkpeople.com/resource<BR>/calendar_2007-04.pdf </link> Fri, 29 Mar 2019 10:45:06 EST AAU April BIRTHDAYS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x43998x71247035 If your birthday is in April, please note the day (no year) below. Just copy the list and paste then add your name on the correct day. Thanks. <BR> <BR> <BR> 1 RORYLYONS <BR> 2 <BR> 3 <BR> 4 <BR> 5 <BR> 6 <BR> 7 <BR> 8 <BR> 9 COUNTRYCAROL1 <BR> 10 <BR> 11 <BR> 12 <BR> 13 <BR> 14 <BR> 15 <BR> 16 <BR> 17 <BR> 18 <BR> 19 <BR> 20 <BR> 21 <BR> 22 <BR> 23 <BR> 24 NOMORESTALLING <BR> 25 LUNCHMOM1 <BR> 26 <BR> 27 <BR> 28 <BR> 29 <BR> 30 <BR> 31 <BR> Wed, 27 Mar 2019 16:18:26 EST AAU March QUESTION of the week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22563x43998x71076879 <em>38</em> How much fiber should you aim for every day? <BR> <BR> <BR> (a) 5 grams <BR> <BR> (b) 10 to 15 grams <BR> <BR> (c) 21 to 35 grams <BR> <BR> (d) 50 grams <BR> Thu, 28 Feb 2019 09:47:37 EST AAU Spring Words Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15934x43998x71076710 In ABC order, type in a word/phrase connected to Spring. <BR> <BR> A - azalea flowers Thu, 28 Feb 2019 09:28:20 EST AAU March Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15935x43998x71076032 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For March, that means improving your diet during National Nutrition Month. <BR> <BR> Here are 31 daily tips that will help you eat more nutritious, healthy foods. Click here to download and print your March calendar. (You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download this PDF.) <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007-03.pdf </link> Thu, 28 Feb 2019 08:31:16 EST AAU March Birthdays? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x43998x71076018 If you have a birthday in March, please add your name to the list! <BR> <BR> March <BR> 1 <BR> 2 <BR> 3 <BR> 4 <BR> 5 <BR> 6 <BR> 7 <BR> 8 <BR> 9 <BR> 10 <BR> 11 <BR> 12 <BR> 13 <BR> 14 <BR> 15 <BR> 16 <BR> 17 LUVS2BIKE101 <BR> 18 <BR> 19 <BR> 20 <BR> 21 <BR> 22 <BR> 23 <BR> 24 <BR> 25 KATHYJO56 <BR> 26 ELIZACG9 <BR> 27 <BR> 28 <BR> 29 <BR> 30 <BR> 31 <BR> Thu, 28 Feb 2019 08:29:33 EST AAU February Birthdays http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x43998x70945089 If your birthday is in Feb. please let us know! <BR> <BR> Feb <BR> 1 <BR> 2 <BR> 3 <BR> 4 <BR> 5 <BR> 6 <BR> 7 <BR> 8 <BR> 9 <BR> 10 <BR> 11 <BR> 12 <BR> 13 <BR> 14 <BR> 15 <BR> 16 <BR> 17 <BR> 18 <BR> 19 DMSPEER93 <link>https://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.a<BR>sp?id=DMSPEER93 </link> <BR> 20 <BR> 21 <BR> 22 <BR> 23 <BR> 24 1CRAZYDOG <link>https://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.a<BR>sp?id=1CRAZYDOG </link> <BR> 25 <BR> 26 <BR> 27 <BR> 28 <BR> 29 <BR> 30 <BR> ... Thu, 7 Feb 2019 09:34:52 EST AAU Feb. Question of the Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22563x43998x70908341 Your body uses ____________ muscles to balance itself while standing still. <BR> <BR> 100 <BR> <BR> 200 <BR> <BR> 300 <BR> <BR> 500 Fri, 1 Feb 2019 13:24:41 EST AAU Things We Like game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15934x43998x70908251 In ABC order, name something you like. Use words, phrases, images or emoticons! <BR> <BR> a - <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/239c1e02-05b1-4f58-afc7-6790b8251fdb.jpg"> Fri, 1 Feb 2019 13:11:28 EST AAU Fill In the Word game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15934x43998x70908196 How to play: <BR> Copy the whole list to your post and fill in ONE (anyone you want) answer starting with the letter given. <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 - Airplane <BR> <BR> 2. Something in your wardrobe - <BR> <BR> 3. Something in your fridge - <BR> <BR> 4. A mood - <BR> <BR> 5.... Fri, 1 Feb 2019 13:03:59 EST AAU Spark Feb. Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15935x43998x70894193 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For February, that means improving your heart health for National Heart Month. <BR> <BR> Here are 28 daily tips that will help you improve your health. Click below to download and print your February Calendar. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>https://www.sparkpeople.com/resource<BR>/calendar_2007-02.pdf </link> Wed, 30 Jan 2019 10:42:01 EST spark challenges. join here. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x43998x70701053 I decided to do all the spark challenges for the New Year. It is for the month of January. Click on the links to join/ I hope to see you there. <BR> <BR> http://sparkppl.com/FwdRP <BR> <BR> http://sparkppl.com/hNetq <BR> <BR> http://sparkppl.com/lFJKA <BR> <BR> http://sparkppl.com/pSqVq Tue, 1 Jan 2019 16:42:29 EST January Birthdays http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x43998x70695329 Who has a birthday this month? <BR> <BR> January <BR> <BR> 1 <BR> 2 GOOZLEBEAR <BR> 3 <BR> 4 <BR> 5 <BR> 6 <BR> 7 JUDITHANNIE <BR> 8 <BR> 9 GRAZIELLA41 <BR> 10 <BR> 11 <BR> 12 <BR> 13 <BR> 14 <BR> 15 <BR> 16 <BR> 17 COVDAR9 <BR> 18 <BR> 19 <BR> 20 <BR> 21 <BR> 22 JOANNS4 <BR> 23 <BR> 24 <BR> 25 <BR> 26 <BR> 27 <BR> 28 <BR> 29 JSTETSER <BR> 30 <BR> 31 Mon, 31 Dec 2018 20:04:51 EST AAU Famous Names Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15934x43998x70694111 Have some fun naming your favorite Movie Star, Musician, or any Famous Person that you like. Here's how it will go: <BR> <BR> Starting with 'A' I name Avery Brooks as my Famous Person. <BR> The next person would take the LAST letter of the last name 'S' to name another Famous Person. Let's say Steven Spielberg. <BR> <BR> Then the next person comes along &amp; using 'G' (last letter of last name) names their Famous Person. <BR> <BR> Remember you always use the last letter of the last name... Mon, 31 Dec 2018 15:05:01 EST AAU 2019 Words & Memories http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15934x43998x70694003 Words can make us think of something in our memory. Put in what the word given before reminds you of. <BR> <BR> Example: snow - cold <BR> Next person would take the word cold and add refrigerator cold - refrigerator. <BR> <BR> What does this word make you think about? <BR> <BR> friends Mon, 31 Dec 2018 14:32:01 EST AAU Jan. Question of the Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22563x43998x70693967 With nutrition and fitness in mind, what do you hope to accomplish this coming year? Mon, 31 Dec 2018 14:21:06 EST AAU Jan. Spark Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15935x43998x70693911 Behavior experts say that it takes about one month to form a new habit, and many people try to create (or break) habits at the start of each year. With the right attitude and focus, you can stick to your New Year's resolutions and achieve long-term success. Here are 31 daily tips that will help you do exactly that. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>https://www.sparkpeople.com/resource<BR>/calendar_2007-01.pdf </link> Mon, 31 Dec 2018 14:09:36 EST AAU December Birthdays http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x43998x70571565 Who has a birthday this month? <BR> <BR> 1 <BR> 2 MINILOVER1 <BR> 3 <BR> 4 <BR> 5 <BR> 6 <BR> 7 <BR> 8 <BR> 9 <BR> 10 <BR> 11 KOPSBABY <BR> 12 <BR> 13 <BR> 14 ELSCO55 <BR> 15 <BR> 16 <BR> 17 <BR> 18 <BR> 19 <BR> 20 RAINBOWFALLS <BR> 21 <BR> 22 <BR> 23 <BR> 24 <BR> 25 <BR> 26 <BR> 27 <BR> 28 <BR> 29 <BR> 30 JUSTA123 <BR> 31 <BR> <BR> <BR> Sat, 8 Dec 2018 14:15:47 EST AAU December Question of the Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22563x43998x70511085 True or False: <BR> <BR> <BR> Laughing is good for the heart and can increase blood flow by 20 percent. <em>30</em> Thu, 29 Nov 2018 11:51:22 EST AAU - Favorite Quotes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15935x43998x70511061 What is one of your favorite quotes dealing with nutrition, fitness or motivation? (text or image) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9ef72bca-1463-42d6-82fe-be2b90394bfb.jpg"> Thu, 29 Nov 2018 11:44:57 EST AAU Holiday Word Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15934x43998x70510727 In ABC order, name something that would make a good gift to give. <BR> <BR> A - apron for all the holiday cooking Thu, 29 Nov 2018 10:54:52 EST AAU Spark Dec. Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15935x43998x70510712 Gathering with close friends and family members during the holidays creates lasting joy and memories. But with so many parties, celebrations and errands to run, it can be hard to keep up with your healthy lifestyle! Here are 31 daily tips that will help you make healthy choices throughout the holiday season. <BR> <BR> <link>https://www.sparkpeople.com/resource<BR>/calendar_2007-12.pdf </link> Thu, 29 Nov 2018 10:53:23 EST AAU Silly Holiday Sentences Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15934x43998x70510622 Pick one from each topic and put together a sentence! <BR> <BR> <BR> Pick a month someone you know has a birthday: <BR> <BR> January: I danced with <BR> February: I loved <BR> March: I chopped <BR> April: I decorated <BR> May: I trimmed the tree with <BR> June: I drove <BR> July: I baked with <BR> August: I ate with <BR> September: I sang holiday songs with <BR> October: I lit candles with <BR> November: I knocked down <BR> December: Santa and I ran over <BR> <BR> <BR> Pick today's numbe... Thu, 29 Nov 2018 10:39:54 EST AAU November Question of the Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22563x43998x70378980 <BR> What are the typical November gemstone and flower? Mon, 5 Nov 2018 17:57:06 EST AAU - Thankful Word Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15934x43998x70353739 In Z - Y - X (backwards ABC), type in something you are thankful for this year. <BR> <BR> Z - zero falls and broken bones Thu, 1 Nov 2018 11:45:47 EST AAU - Words ending in 'ing' Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15934x43998x70353699 In ABC order, type in a word that ends in "ing" <BR> <BR> A - appending Thu, 1 Nov 2018 11:39:02 EST AAU November Birthdays http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x43998x70353655 If you have a birthday this month, please post the day here. Thanks. Thu, 1 Nov 2018 11:33:14 EST AAU SPARK Nov. Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15935x43998x70353431 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For November, that means increasing the happiness in your life so that changing of the seasons won't get you down. <BR> <BR> Here are 30 daily tips that will each give you reason to grin and help increase your overall happiness. Click below to download and print your November calendar. <BR> <BR> <link>https://www.sparkpeople.com/resource<BR>/calendar_2007-11.pdf </link> Thu, 1 Nov 2018 10:58:11 EST AAU This or That game? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15934x43998x70170998 Choose between 2 items which one you like better. <BR> <BR> Leave 2 items for next person to choose from. <BR> <BR> <BR> Strawberries OR watermelon? Mon, 1 Oct 2018 11:59:18 EST AAU Scary October Word Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15934x43998x70170984 In ABC order, type in something scary or pertaining to October/Autumn <BR> <BR> A - abominable snowman Mon, 1 Oct 2018 11:56:21 EST AAU October Question of the Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22563x43998x70161060 Home Food Safety Mythbusters <BR> <BR> You took an apple out of the refrigerator and you plan to peel it. What should you do next? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c954e553-98a4-4497-af6b-8143a7a654d1.jpg"> <BR> <BR> With a clean, sharp knife, carefully cut away the peel. <BR> <BR> Get out a clean plate to put the apple on after it’s peeled. <BR> <BR> Wash the apple with the skin on under cool, running water before peeling it. <BR> <BR> Decide if you have ... Sat, 29 Sep 2018 17:37:04 EST AAU Oct. Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15935x43998x70154598 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For October, that means helping your kids develop healthy fitness and eating habits to last a lifetime. <BR> <BR> Here are 31 daily tips that will each help you do just that! Click below to download and print your October calendar. (You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download this PDF.) <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>https://www.sparkpeople.com/resource<BR>/calendar_2007-10.pdf </link> Fri, 28 Sep 2018 10:25:22 EST October Birthdays http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x43998x70128354 Ocober (to find their page, you can use the Buddy resource: <link>https://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_h<BR>ome.asp </link> ) <BR> <BR> 1 100LBLIGHTER <BR> 2 MAZUR157; <BR> 3 <BR> 4 <BR> 5 JUDITH316 <BR> 6 <BR> 7 <BR> 8 <BR> 9 <BR> 10 <BR> 11 SAMI199 <BR> 12 <BR> 13 <BR> 14 CINDYCHARLENE; JAMER123 <BR> 15 <BR> 16 BECKYLIZ <BR> 17 1AVERY <BR> Sun, 23 Sep 2018 14:09:54 EST AAU Sept. A-Z shopping game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15934x43998x70041153 In ABC order, something you can buy at the store. <BR> <BR> A - apples Fri, 7 Sep 2018 20:35:51 EST AAU What Was YOUR Challenge today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15935x43998x70013708 What did you struggle with today? Mon, 3 Sep 2018 14:00:12 EST AAU Sept. Color Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15934x43998x70013573 Fall typically has red, yellow, green, gold and brown colors. Name a color and type in what is that color. <BR> <BR> red - apple Mon, 3 Sep 2018 13:24:30 EST AAU Sept. Question of the Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22563x43998x70013551 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> NEW Question <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> What makes you feel more guilty? <BR> <BR> <BR> Eating "badly" for a day or meal <BR> <BR> Not exercising for a day <BR> <BR> Both <BR> <BR> Neither <BR> <BR> Other (please specify) Mon, 3 Sep 2018 13:21:42 EST AAU Sept. Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15935x43998x70012860 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For September, that means increasing the number of fruits and veggies you eat so you can meet your 5-a-day quota. <BR> <BR> Here are 30 daily tips that will each help you do just that! Click belowto download and print your September calendar. (You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download this PDF.) <BR> <BR> <link>https://www.sparkpeople.com/resource<BR>/calendar_2007-09.pdf </link> Mon, 3 Sep 2018 11:38:59 EST AAU August Question of the Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22563x43998x69788922 What's the maximum daily dose of calcium that's considered safe? <em>466</em> <BR> <BR> 1,500 mg, <BR> <BR> 2,500 mg, <BR> <BR> 3,500 mg, <BR> <BR> 4,500 mg, <BR> <BR> no limit ) Sat, 4 Aug 2018 14:28:31 EST AAU August Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15934x43998x69765344 Sometimes we might hear of August being called the "Dog Days" of summer. <BR> <BR> In ABC order, name any animal or breed of a dog for this game. <BR> <BR> I'll start: <BR> <BR> A - Appaloosa Horse Tue, 31 Jul 2018 15:56:02 EST Spark Aug. Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15935x43998x69765215 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For August, that means improving the quality and quantity of your sleep. With a little effort, you can catch those Zzz's. <BR> <BR> Here are 31 daily tips that will each help you sleep better each night. Click below to download and print your August calendar. (You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download this PDF.) <BR> <BR> <link>https://www.sparkpeople.com/resource<BR>/calendar_2007-08.pdf </link> Tue, 31 Jul 2018 15:31:10 EST Change a Letter Game - AAU http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15934x43998x69338423 Take the given word and transform it into a new word by changing just one letter. <BR> <BR> orbit Sat, 30 Jun 2018 16:11:38 EST ABC Travel Game AAU http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15934x43998x69338199 The summer is often a time for summer vacations. In ABC order name a country, state, county or city. <BR> <BR> A - Arizona Sat, 30 Jun 2018 15:19:28 EST July Question of the Week AAU http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22563x43998x69338153 What makes you feel patriotic? Sat, 30 Jun 2018 15:07:28 EST July Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15935x43998x69331742 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For July, that means decreasing and managing the stress in your life to better enjoy the lazy days of summer. <BR> <BR> Here are 31 daily tips that will each help you de-stress and relax. Click below to download and print your July calendar. (You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download this PDF.) <BR> <BR> <link>https://www.sparkpeople.com/resource<BR>/calendar_2007-07.pdf </link> Fri, 29 Jun 2018 15:46:21 EST AAU Today I succeeded to ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22563x43998x69187889 What went right? Wed, 6 Jun 2018 16:40:25 EST June Word game AAU http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15934x43998x69173330 June flowers are Rose or Honeysuckle. Both smell nice. The gems for June are Pearl or Alexandrite. <BR> <BR> In ABC order, type in something that smells nice or is shiny or sparkling. Does NOT have to be a flower or a gem. <BR> <BR> A - apple sauce Mon, 4 Jun 2018 11:52:39 EST May Step RESULTS ONLY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22563x43998x69128041 OOPS Sun, 27 May 2018 15:10:26 EST AAU Best part of today was when... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15935x43998x69128013 Say something positive about today! <BR> <BR> Sun, 27 May 2018 15:06:10 EST June Calendar AAU http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15935x43998x69127866 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For June, that means achieving an active lifestyle. <BR> <BR> Here are 30 daily tips that will help you add a little more activity to your day. Click below to download and print your June calendar. (You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download this PDF.) <BR> <BR> <link>https://www.sparkpeople.com/resource<BR>/calendar_2007-06.pdf </link> Sun, 27 May 2018 14:33:33 EST June Question of the Week AAU http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22563x43998x69127780 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> NEW Qestion <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>789</em> <BR> <BR> What kind of snacks do you usually reach for? <BR> <BR> <BR> Protein-rich. This keeps me full and doesn't lead to a sugar crash! <BR> <BR> A balance of fiber, good carbs, healthy fats and protein--when I can plan ahead, at least. <BR> Carbs, carbs, and more carbs! <BR> <BR> Anything and everything. I like to vary things up. <BR> <BR> Fresh fruits and veggies. <BR> <BR> Granola bar, pr... Sun, 27 May 2018 14:25:31 EST May Question of the Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22563x43998x69018928 Which type of food tends to fill you up for the longest amount of time? <BR> <BR> <BR> Complex carbs (veggies, whole grains, etc.) <BR> <BR> Healthy fats (avocado, nuts, etc.) <BR> <BR> Protein (lean meats, tofu, etc.) <BR> <BR> Other (Please specify) Tue, 8 May 2018 11:40:09 EST AAU Fill in the word ABC game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15934x43998x68981710 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... Wed, 2 May 2018 09:28:37 EST TLL May Flowers game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15934x43998x68981650 April showers bring May flowers, as the old saying goes. In ABC order, name a flower/plant/tree! <BR> <BR> A - azaleas Wed, 2 May 2018 09:19:07 EST AAU - May Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15935x43998x68968781 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For May, that means strengthening your bones. <BR> <BR> Here are 31 daily tips that will help you build stronger bones and prevent future fractures. Click below to download and print your May calendar. (You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download this PDF.) <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007-05.pdf </link> Mon, 30 Apr 2018 09:18:17 EST What Obsatcles Do You Have http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15935x43998x68923322 What does everyone else face as an obstacle when it comes to healthy food choices and weight loss? <BR> <BR> You all know how because I work full-time, I PUSH through because I HAVE to in order to keep my house clean and in order. My issues and biggest obstacle...ME, my body. With the back issues I have, I am very limited in what I can do as to exercises. Right now I'm doing the exercises prescribed by my physician for strengthening the muscles along my spine. Once I have those strengthened ... Sun, 22 Apr 2018 11:46:09 EST Success Stories http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15935x43998x68922454 This is why I solely believe in Dr. Fuhrman's Nutritarian way of life! <BR> <BR> Susan's life was a "nightmare" before she lost 215 life-threatening pounds <BR> <link>https://www.drfuhrman.com/library/su<BR>ccess-stories/230/susans-story </link> <BR> <BR> After many frustrating years trying to lose weight, Felicia lost a life-altering 206 pounds <BR> <link>https://www.drfuhrman.com/library/su<BR>ccess-stories/940/felicias-story </link> <BR> <BR> Karl says losing 130 pounds sav... Sun, 22 Apr 2018 09:34:00 EST AAU Springtime Goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22563x43998x68790455 What's your goal for the day/week or month? Sat, 31 Mar 2018 19:51:46 EST AAU April Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15935x43998x68790431 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For April, that means reducing your impact on the environment. Find out just how easy it is to be green! <BR> <BR> Here are 30 daily tips that will each help you develop more eco-friendly habits. <BR> <BR> Click below to download and print your April calendar. (You might need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download this PDF.) <BR> <BR> <link>https://www.sparkpeople.com/resource<BR>/calendar_2007-04.pdf </link> Sat, 31 Mar 2018 19:45:28 EST AAU April Question of the Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22563x43998x68790345 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>490</em> <BR> <BR> Eggs contain all of the following vitamins EXCEPT: <BR> <BR> Thiamine (vitamin B1) <BR> Vitamin C <BR> Vitamin D <BR> Folate (vitamin B9) <BR> <BR> Sat, 31 Mar 2018 19:22:30 EST The Game Changer! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15935x43998x68789380 All of us have a final straw, a breaking point, a time when we say enough is enough! The final straw is a tipping point that unalterably changes our direction so that despite our reluctance, we're willing to move forward to change the situation in which we find ourselves. <BR> <BR> My story: <BR> <link>https://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.a<BR>sp </link> <BR> <BR> YOUR TURN :) WHAT WAS YOUR FINAL STRAW? WHAT LED YOU HERE? <BR> Write the story that brought you to this decision. Write it and ... Sat, 31 Mar 2018 14:39:42 EST How to Balance and Recharge Your Diet This Spring http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15935x43998x68763884 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3a6bd0fa-db4b-4c47-8f5c-c3a7994ce6f8.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Ayurveda divides the year into three seasons based on the predominant dosha, or governing energetic quality, associated with each. Springtime, lasting from March through June, is governed by the Kapha dosha. Kapha combines the elements of earth and water, making Kapha a season of moist, heavy, and oily properties. <BR> <BR> You can notice these elemental qualities by observing nature. Sprin... Tue, 27 Mar 2018 09:29:25 EST Did You Know... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15935x43998x68757507 Did you know… <BR> <BR> Diabetes is now a pandemic around the world, and is now claiming more lives than ever before in world history? <BR> <BR> What’s even more shocking is that diabetes is almost completely preventable. <BR> <BR> The truth is that understanding what to eat to prevent and reverse type 2 diabetes and simplify your life with type 1 diabetes has become way too complicated, and it’s easy to get confused answering the question: <BR> <BR> <link>https://www.drfuhrman.com/li... Mon, 26 Mar 2018 09:03:29 EST Toning Exercises http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15935x43998x68715797 How to get thinner legs! <BR> <BR> Yes this links to a Facebook page that isn't in English but the video is so please follwo through and click play to watch the demonstration. <BR> <BR> <link>https://www.facebook.com/Gym.Along/v<BR>ideos/1579605975438693/ </link> Mon, 19 Mar 2018 09:30:12 EST Our Daily Strengths http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15935x43998x68660007 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8c36d7a0-6d79-42dc-abea-0ca9afeb3122.jpg"> <BR> <BR> When we live fully in the moment <BR> <BR> When we are fully present, we offer our whole selves to whatever it is that we are doing. Our attention, our integrity, and our energy are all focused in the moment and on the task at hand. This is a powerful experience, and when we are in this state, we feel completely alive and invigorated. This kind of aliveness comes easily when we are absorbed... Sat, 10 Mar 2018 13:31:56 EST AAU - Green Things http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15934x43998x68610533 Fill in a word that has an empty letter in the word GREEN. <BR> <BR> Example: <BR> <BR> G - <BR> R - <BR> E - evening <BR> E - <BR> N - <BR> <BR> The next person would copy the word and then fill in one of the empty spaces <BR> G - <BR> R - <BR> E - evening <BR> E - <BR> N - nice <BR> <BR> When all the letter are filled in, start over. <BR> G <BR> R <BR> E <BR> E <BR> N <BR> Fri, 2 Mar 2018 19:46:44 EST AAU - Spring Words http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15934x43998x68610476 In ABC order put down a word/phrase that makes you think of Spring. <BR> <BR> A - apple blossoms Fri, 2 Mar 2018 19:34:54 EST AAU March Question of the Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22563x43998x68610450 What's your favorite indoor workout? <em>330</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Following along with a workout DVD <BR> <BR> Doing bodyweight exercise circuits <BR> <BR> Using my home gym <BR> <BR> Doing chores <BR> <BR> Other (please specify) <BR> Fri, 2 Mar 2018 19:28:10 EST AAU March Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15935x43998x68597370 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For March, that means improving your diet during National Nutrition Month. <BR> <BR> Here are 31 daily tips that will help you eat more nutritious, healthy foods. Click here to download and print your March calendar. (You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download this PDF.) <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007-03.pdf </link> Wed, 28 Feb 2018 19:29:27 EST AAU - Reddish Things game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15934x43998x68391987 National "Wear Red” Day for women’s heart health is February 5. Can you name something that is in the reddish color family. <BR> <BR> Example - pink scarf Sun, 28 Jan 2018 13:02:50 EST AAU - Feb. Things We Love game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15934x43998x68391930 In abc order, type in something you really like/love. <BR> <BR> A - all my family. <BR> <BR> Sun, 28 Jan 2018 12:52:20 EST AAU Feb. Question of the Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22563x43998x68386111 Which statement best describes how you think about ''good'' and ''bad'' foods? <BR> <BR> <BR> There are no ''good'' foods or ''bad'' foods--it's all about moderation and portion control. <BR> <BR> There are a few trigger foods that I will have to avoid most of the time in order to lose weight. <BR> <BR> If I'm going to lose weight, a number of foods have to be completely off-limits. <BR> <BR> Other (please specify) Sat, 27 Jan 2018 15:01:15 EST AAU Feb. Spark Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15935x43998x68386008 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For February, that means improving your heart health for National Heart Month. <BR> <BR> Here are 28 daily tips that will help you improve your health. Click below to download and print your February Calendar. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007-02.pdf </link> Sat, 27 Jan 2018 14:43:32 EST AAU Share a Goodie Game 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15934x43998x68206943 Easy and fun game. If the number that you type in following the previous sequence ends in zero (0) or a five (5), you share a goodie with someone on this team. <BR> <BR> I'll start - 1 <BR> Mon, 1 Jan 2018 15:24:13 EST Name Something in Your KItchen A-Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15934x43998x68206679 A-Appliances Mon, 1 Jan 2018 14:28:13 EST AAU Achiements http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22563x43998x68206220 What one thing do you hope to achieve this coming year? Mon, 1 Jan 2018 13:11:08 EST AAU Jan. Question of the Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22563x43998x68206189 Would you still exercise regularly if you didn't have to? <em>68</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Yes- I love the positive feelings and sense of accomplishment a good workout provides. <BR> <BR> No- I have other ways I'd rather spend my time. <BR> <BR> Unsure- I haven't decided. <BR> <BR> Other (please specify) Mon, 1 Jan 2018 13:03:43 EST AAU Winter Words Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15934x43998x68205458 In ABC order, put in a word reflecting winter. <BR> <BR> A - arctic cold blast Mon, 1 Jan 2018 11:37:13 EST AAU January Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15935x43998x68191753 Behavior experts say that it takes about one month to form a new habit, and many people try to create (or break) habits at the start of each year. With the right attitude and focus, you can stick to your New Year's resolutions and achieve long-term success. Here are 31 daily tips that will help you do exactly that. <BR> <BR> <link>https://www.sparkpeople.com/resource<BR>/calendar_2007-01.pdf </link> Sat, 30 Dec 2017 11:21:28 EST AAU Dec. Question of the Week. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22563x43998x68034768 Holidays are around the corner. What do you wish you had help with the most? <em>460</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Healthy recipe substitutions <BR> <BR> Squeezing in workouts <BR> <BR> Staying healthy away from home <BR> <BR> Motivation for staying active during the winter months <BR> <BR> Other (please specify) Sat, 2 Dec 2017 19:22:50 EST AAU December Word Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15934x43998x68034322 In ABC order, type in a word that relates to the month of Dec. <BR> <BR> A - already seeing decorations everywhere Sat, 2 Dec 2017 17:43:34 EST AAU December Silly Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15934x43998x68034301 Pick one from each topic and put together a sentence! <BR> <BR> Pick a month someone you know has a birthday: <BR> <BR> January: I danced with <BR> February: I loved <BR> March: I chopped <BR> April: I decorated <BR> May: I trimmed the tree with <BR> June: I drove <BR> July: I baked with <BR> August: I ate with <BR> September: I sang holiday songs with <BR> October: I lit candles with <BR> November: I knocked down <BR> December: Santa and I ran over <BR> <BR> <BR> Pick today's number: <... Sat, 2 Dec 2017 17:40:06 EST AAU Dec. Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15935x43998x68034178 Gathering with close friends and family members during the holidays creates lasting joy and memories. But with so many parties, celebrations and errands to run, it can be hard to keep up with your healthy lifestyle! Here are 31 daily tips that will help you make healthy choices throughout the holiday season. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda r_ 2007-11.pdf </link> Sat, 2 Dec 2017 17:13:00 EST Name a City in the United States or Canada A-Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15934x43998x67907466 Albuquerque New Mexico Sun, 12 Nov 2017 09:30:46 EST AAU Nov. Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15935x43998x67806981 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For November, that means increasing the happiness in your life so that changing of the seasons won't get you down. <BR> <BR> Here are 30 daily tips that will each give you reason to grin and help increase your overall happiness. Click below to download and print your November calendar. (You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download this PDF.) <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007-11.pd... Sat, 28 Oct 2017 15:59:37 EST AAU Nov. Question of the Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22563x43998x67806952 <em>38</em> <em>331</em> Does exercise generally curb your hunger or increase it? <BR> <BR> <BR> Curbs it <BR> <BR> Increases it <BR> <BR> I don't know / I don't exercise <BR> <BR> Other (please specify) <BR> Sat, 28 Oct 2017 15:53:37 EST AAU Oct. Question of the Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22563x43998x67644278 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>431</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Are you tempted by Halloween candy? <BR> <BR> <BR> Yes, and it's everywhere! <BR> <BR> Sometimes, if my favorites are around <BR> <BR> No, I don't have much of a sweet tooth Mon, 2 Oct 2017 15:37:05 EST AAU Oct. Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15935x43998x67644128 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For October, that means helping your kids develop healthy fitness and eating habits to last a lifetime. <BR> <BR> Here are 31 daily tips that will each help you do just that! Click below to download and print your October calendar. (You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to downloread this PDF.) <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007-10.pdf </link> Mon, 2 Oct 2017 15:10:33 EST AAU Sept. Question of the Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22563x43998x67464764 How will the new season's weather affect your workouts? <em>422</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> It won't affect me too much--I usually exercise outdoors, no matter what the season <BR> <BR> I will start exercising outdoors more now that it's cooler out <BR> <BR> I will start exercising indoors--it's too chilly for me! <BR> <BR> Not applicable--I exercise indoors <BR> <BR> Other (Please specify) Sat, 2 Sep 2017 16:25:36 EST AAU Sept. Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15935x43998x67464676 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For September, that means increasing the number of fruits and veggies you eat so you can meet your 5-a-day quota. <BR> <BR> Here are 30 daily tips that will each help you do just that! Click below to download and print your September calendar. (You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download this PDF.) <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007-09.pdf </link> Sat, 2 Sep 2017 16:09:54 EST AAU Aug Question of the Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22563x43998x67298279 <em>38</em> What Blood Pressure Reading Is Considered Optimal? <BR> <BR> <BR> 140/60 <BR> <BR> 120/80 <BR> <BR> 130/90 <BR> <BR> 100/85 <BR> Sat, 5 Aug 2017 10:37:53 EST AAU Aug Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15935x43998x67275315 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For August, that means improving the quality and quantity of your sleep. With a little effort, you can catch those Zzz's. <BR> <BR> Here are 31 daily tips that will each help you sleep better each night. Click below to download and print your August calendar. (You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download this PDF.) <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007-08.pdf </link> Tue, 1 Aug 2017 13:59:21 EST POSITIVE WORDS A-Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15934x43998x67119186 Post any word that is positive from A-Z <BR> <BR> A-Affirm Thu, 6 Jul 2017 16:09:24 EST White Feathers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x43998x67091458 I've been coming across white feathers lately. My online reading indicates this means Angels are near. But I get different stories from different people. Would appreciate some input on this. Thanks! BTW my Angel story is on my profile page....Angels are real! Sun, 2 Jul 2017 00:28:46 EST AAU July Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15935x43998x67089032 Here are 31 daily tips that will each help you de-stress and relax. Click below to download and print your July calendar. (You need something like Adobe Acrobat Reader to download this PDF.) <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007-07.pdf </link> Sat, 1 Jul 2017 16:26:46 EST AAU July Question of the Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22563x43998x67089002 <em>341</em> At the grocery store, you… <BR> <BR> Buy what looks good. Whether it's packaged, frozen, or from the prepared food bar, it lands in your cart. <BR> <BR> Buy what's on sale and some favorites. You price compare but mostly stick to brands you know and like. <BR> <BR> Stick to your budget and detailed list. Coupon organizer in hand, you know exactly what's on sale. <BR> <BR> Other (please specify_ Sat, 1 Jul 2017 16:21:10 EST AAU June Question of the Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22563x43998x66990577 What is an important lesson you've learned from SparkPeople? <em>58</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Tips for changing my eating habits <BR> <BR> How to stay motivated <BR> <BR> To transition from "diet" to lifestyle <BR> <BR> How to exercise correctly to reach my goals <BR> <BR> That setbacks are normal and don't mean failure <BR> <BR> To use other measures of success besides the scale <BR> <BR> Other (please specify) Wed, 14 Jun 2017 15:14:33 EST FAMOUS PEOPLE A-Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15934x43998x66979378 Your answers may be actual people, deceased people or fictional characters. Mon, 12 Jun 2017 17:17:49 EST AAU June Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15934x43998x66914095 Gems for June are the pearl, alexandrite, and moonstone. <BR> <BR> In alphabetical order name a gem, stone or a piece of jewelry you like. Feel free to include an image. <BR> <BR> Amber <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4b09bbb1-c435-4743-8ef9-307805b606b8.jpg"> Thu, 1 Jun 2017 13:24:01 EST AAU Spark June Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15935x43998x66914014 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For June, that means achieving an active lifestyle. <BR> <BR> Here are 30 daily tips that will help you add a little more activity to your day. Click below to download and print your June calendar. (You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download this PDF.) <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007-06.pdf </link> Thu, 1 Jun 2017 13:10:24 EST AAU - NEW Goodie Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15934x43998x66728130 Learn about others on our team by visiting their page. <BR> <BR> NEW rules: if the number ends in 0 or a 5, please share a goodie with someone on this team! <BR> <BR> Example: 155, 230, 15, 70, etc. <BR> <BR> I'll start the countdown = 1 Mon, 1 May 2017 09:39:50 EST AAU - today I learned... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15935x43998x66728087 What's something new you learned today? Mon, 1 May 2017 09:36:25 EST AAU - My Nutrition Challenge today.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22563x43998x66728074 What was your nutrition challenge of the day? Mon, 1 May 2017 09:34:56 EST AAU - My Fitness Challenge today.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22563x43998x66728069 What was your fitness challenge today? Mon, 1 May 2017 09:34:06 EST AAU - May Word Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15934x43998x66728005 April showers bring May flowers, as the old saying goes. In ABC order, name a flower/plant! <BR> <BR> A - azaleas Mon, 1 May 2017 09:27:14 EST AAU May Question of the Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22563x43998x66727970 Are you planting a garden or some new plants in your home this month (or next)? Please tell what - if yes. Mon, 1 May 2017 09:22:38 EST AAU - May Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15935x43998x66724778 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For May, that means strengthening your bones. <BR> <BR> Here are 31 daily tips that will help you build stronger bones and prevent future fractures. Click below to download and print your May calendar. (You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download this PDF.) <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007-05.pdf </link> Sun, 30 Apr 2017 20:31:15 EST AAU Earth Day Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15934x43998x66538368 In ABC order, name something on the earth (outside.) <BR> <BR> A - apple trees Sat, 1 Apr 2017 12:59:01 EST AAU April Question of the Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22563x43998x66538328 Fitness vocabulary: (goodie to those answering) <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What is "VO2 Max" ? <BR> <BR> <BR> Excessive high-intensity training day after day without proper rest <BR> <BR> Your maximum heart rate during exercise <BR> <BR> The maximum amount of oxygen you can use during exercise <BR> <BR> The maximum weight you can lift for a given exercise <BR> <BR> The maximum volume of water your muscles retain following a workout <BR> Sat, 1 Apr 2017 12:47:56 EST AAU April Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15935x43998x66525905 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For April, that means reducing your impact on the environment. Find out just how easy it is to be green! <BR> <BR> Here are 30 daily tips that will each help you develop more eco-friendly habits. <BR> <BR> Click below to download and print your April calendar. (You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download this PDF.) <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007-04.pdf </link> Thu, 30 Mar 2017 12:03:37 EST AAU March Question of the Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22563x43998x66315858 <em>38</em> Do you follow celebrity weight-loss stories in the media? <em>204</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Yes, I read them regularly. They are motivating to me. <BR> <BR> I don't seek them out, but I will read them if I happen to come across them. <BR> <BR> No, I don't enjoy reading them/They don't interest me. <BR> <BR> Other (please specify) <BR> Sun, 26 Feb 2017 14:16:39 EST AAU - Time now? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15934x43998x66315781 What time is it now? What time zone are you in? <BR> <BR> 1:20 pm zone EST Sun, 26 Feb 2017 14:00:03 EST AAU - March to a better you http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15934x43998x66315583 In ABC order, name something that can help you get healthier/more fit. <BR> <BR> A - attitude committed to better lifestyle. Sun, 26 Feb 2017 13:15:40 EST AAU Spark MARCH Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15935x43998x66309587 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For March, that means improving your diet during National Nutrition Month. <BR> <BR> Here are 31 daily tips that will help you eat more nutritious, healthy foods. Click BELOW to download and print your March calendar. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007-03.pdf </link> Sat, 25 Feb 2017 13:00:25 EST February-Fill in the Blank A-Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15934x43998x66149505 A lot of snow Thu, 2 Feb 2017 16:37:47 EST February-Things We Love A-Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15934x43998x66149488 A-AAU Team Thu, 2 Feb 2017 16:35:29 EST AAU Spark FEBRUARY Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15935x43998x66120383 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For February, that means improving your heart health for National Heart Month. <BR> <BR> Here are 28 daily tips that will help you improve your health. Click BELOW to download and print your February Calendar. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007-02.pdf </link> Sun, 29 Jan 2017 17:18:31 EST AAU - Favorite reward http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22563x43998x65900617 What would be your favorite reward for achieving a goal (short-term or long term) Sat, 31 Dec 2016 16:41:50 EST AAU January Fill In the Blank http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15934x43998x65900541 Answer the question AND add your own question <BR> <BR> My favorite red thing is ...... Sat, 31 Dec 2016 16:32:52 EST AAU January Word Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15934x43998x65900457 In alphabetical order, can you think of a word that reflects January? <BR> <BR> A - accomplish new goals Sat, 31 Dec 2016 16:24:08 EST AAU Question of the week for January http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22563x43998x65900438 Welcome to the New Year. <BR> <BR> Do you have any goals or resolutions you will be concentrating on this next year? Sat, 31 Dec 2016 16:20:35 EST AAU Spark January Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15935x43998x65900384 Behavior experts say that it takes about one month to form a new habit, and many people try to create (or break) habits at the start of each year. With the right attitude and focus, you can stick to your New Year's resolutions and achieve long-term success. Here are 31 daily tips that will help you do <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007-01.pdf </link> Sat, 31 Dec 2016 16:13:18 EST Santa Claus for pets. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x43998x65787628 Do you buy your pet presents from Santa Claus? I don't have any pets, but I just saw a commercial where a kid was opening up his presents and asked why Santa didn't bring anything for the dog. I thought it was cute. I use to have a friend who gave her dog a stocking full of stuff. Mon, 12 Dec 2016 18:46:31 EST AAU Dec. Quesion of the Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22563x43998x65736526 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> New Question <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> In your opinion, how does body image influence food choices? Sun, 4 Dec 2016 19:19:47 EST AAU - Silly Santa Sentences http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15934x43998x65730224 Pick one from each topic and put together a sentence! <BR> <BR> <BR> Pick a month someone you know has a birthday: <BR> <BR> January: I danced with <BR> February: I loved <BR> March: I chopped <BR> April: I decorated <BR> May: I trimmed the tree with <BR> June: I drove <BR> July: I baked with <BR> August: I ate with <BR> September: I sang holiday songs with <BR> October: I lit candles with <BR> November: I knocked down <BR> December: Santa and I ran over <BR> <BR> <BR> Pick today's numbe... Sat, 3 Dec 2016 19:17:59 EST AAU - Dec. Spark Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15935x43998x65689127 Gathering with close friends and family members during the holidays creates lasting joy and memories. But with so many parties, celebrations and errands to run, it can be hard to keep up with your healthy lifestyle! Here are 31 daily tips that will help you make healthy choices throughout the holiday season. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007-12.pdf </link> Sun, 27 Nov 2016 16:17:50 EST I Am A FIRM Believer In This! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15935x43998x65598776 Top Doctors Are Now Warning Anyone Over 40 To Stop Taking Ibuprofen Immediately. Here's Why <BR> <BR> Doctors often prescribe Ibuprofen to their patients, in the case of headaches, pain in the back, or a toothache. <BR> <BR> Yet, even though these pills relieve the pain for some time, it is not permanently cured. For instance, you will wake up with the same pain every morning, leading to constant frustration and pain. <BR> Additionally, besides the fact that they do not cure the pain, th... Sun, 13 Nov 2016 14:49:33 EST A Serious Look At Our Future Quality Of Life! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15935x43998x65593105 As of late there's a whole lot more than just weight-loss; diet and exercise that has become relevant even prevalent to our future quality of life and I want to get this out there because if not checked at the door now, means serious cognitive decline to most if not all of us. <BR> <BR> What am I talking about? I'm talking about Dementia and Alzheimer's. <BR> <BR> My mother was diagnosed with it two years ago. And now she lives in an imprisonment of her broken mind. And while she lives in ... Sat, 12 Nov 2016 17:20:21 EST AAU - Nov. Question of the Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22563x43998x65546684 Which type of food tends to fill you up for the longest amount of time? <BR> <BR> Complex carbs (veggies, whole grains, etc.) <BR> <BR> Healthy fats (avocado, nuts, etc.) <BR> <BR> Protein (lean meats, tofu, etc.) <BR> <BR> Other (Please specify) <BR> Sat, 5 Nov 2016 17:56:16 EST AAU - 5 letter words http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15934x43998x65520293 In ABC order, type in a 5 letter word. <BR> <BR> A = apple Tue, 1 Nov 2016 20:00:09 EST AAU - Thanks Word Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15934x43998x65520279 In ABC order type in something you are thankful for or is part of the Thanksgiving holiday. <BR> <BR> <BR> A = all the family comes to visit! Tue, 1 Nov 2016 19:58:25 EST AAU - Nov Spark Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15935x43998x65520145 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For November, that means increasing the happiness in your life so that changing of the seasons won't get you down. <BR> <BR> Here are 30 daily tips that will each give you reason to grin and help increase your overall happiness. Click below to download and print your November calendar. (You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download this PDF.) <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007... Tue, 1 Nov 2016 19:41:28 EST AAU - Words ending in 'ed' http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15934x43998x65329011 Type in a word that ends with 'ed'. <BR> <BR> Example: <BR> typed Tue, 4 Oct 2016 20:58:26 EST AAU -Scary Word Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15934x43998x65328967 In ABC order, type in something scary or Octoberish. <BR> <BR> A - abominable snowman Tue, 4 Oct 2016 20:52:57 EST AAU - Oct. Spark Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15935x43998x65328825 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For October, that means helping your kids develop healthy fitness and eating habits to last a lifetime. <BR> <BR> Here are 31 daily tips that will each help you do just that! Click below to download and print your October calendar. (You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download this PDF.) <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007-10.pdf </link> Tue, 4 Oct 2016 20:34:27 EST AAU Oct. Question of the Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22563x43998x65328652 Are you tempted by Halloween candy? <em>431</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Yes, and it's everywhere! <BR> <BR> Sometimes, if my favorites are around <BR> <BR> No, I don't have much of a sweet tooth <BR> Tue, 4 Oct 2016 20:09:11 EST What Is Bright Line Eating? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15935x43998x65298690 I was recently introduced to Bright Line eating with Susan Peirce Thompson, Ph.D.. I'm kind of intrigued with it. It has an awful lot of similarities to the Eat To Live by Joel Fuhrman. So I'm investigating. And as I do I will share what I find. <BR> <BR> How many of you have or haven't heard of it? <BR> <BR> Have you struggled with weight, dieting, or body image in the past? If so… <BR> YOUR BRAIN MAY BE BLOCKING YOU FROM LOSING WEIGHT. <BR> <BR> WHAT IS IT? <BR> <BR> Bright Line Eating ... Fri, 30 Sep 2016 19:54:23 EST AAU Goodie Sharing Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15934x43998x65210819 A great way to get to know other members on this team is to visit their page. A fun way to do this is to play the counting game. <BR> <BR> Rules: When the LAST 2 numbers match, you pick a person on this team and give them a goodie of your choice. <BR> <BR> Examples: 144, 277, 933, <BR> <BR> Not included example: 771, 884 (only the last 2 numbers are relevant) <BR> <BR> I'll start: 1 Sun, 18 Sep 2016 18:00:50 EST AAU Sept. Colors game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15934x43998x65106982 September can be a pretty colorful month outside. Typically we see red, oranges, green, or browns in abundance. <BR> <BR> Name something that has one of these colors. <BR> <BR> Example: green grass Sat, 3 Sep 2016 17:44:17 EST AAU Sept. Question of the Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22563x43998x65106956 What type of apple is your favorite? <BR> <BR> <BR> Granny Smith <BR> <BR> Fuji <BR> <BR> Braeburn <BR> <BR> Pink Lady <BR> <BR> Honeycrisp <BR> <BR> Red Delicious <BR> <BR> Golden Delicious <BR> <BR> Gala <BR> <BR> Macintosh <BR> <BR> Other (please specify <BR> <BR> I don't like apples <BR> Sat, 3 Sep 2016 17:39:18 EST AAU - Sept. Spark Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15935x43998x65106779 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For September, that means increasing the number of fruits and veggies you eat so you can meet your 5-a-day quota. <BR> <BR> Here are 30 daily tips that will each help you do just that! Click below to download and print your September calendar. (You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download this PDF.) <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007-09.pdf </link> Sat, 3 Sep 2016 17:06:02 EST The 10 Best and Worst Foods for Health and Longevi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15935x43998x64991265 The Best: <BR> <BR> Green Leafy Vegetables <BR> Leafy greens pack a micronutrient punch. <BR> This category includes dark lettuces, kale, <BR> collard greens, arugula, and watercress. <BR> <BR> Non-Leafy <BR> CruciferousVegetables <BR> Broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts and <BR> radishes contain phytochemicals that modify <BR> hormones, detoxify compounds and prevent <BR> toxins from damaging DNA. <BR> <BR> Berries <BR> Berries support heart health, improve blood <BR> glucose levels a... Wed, 17 Aug 2016 17:05:08 EST The Elimination "Diet" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15935x43998x64990758 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3fee4266-7983-4ec0-8e5f-c0a8c8fac36b.jpg"> Wed, 17 Aug 2016 15:21:15 EST Staying Focused is Key http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15935x43998x64988979 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/035e7013-d5c5-46df-8295-d7b90bf6c1b4.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Do you easily lose sight of the things that really matter in your life? <BR> <BR> Do you always feel as if you’re constantly jumping from one thing to another throughout the day without having anything to show for your efforts? <BR> <BR> Here are seven ways to focus on what really matters, right here, right now. <BR> <BR> Set three important tasks to complete each and every day. <BR... Wed, 17 Aug 2016 10:30:03 EST 77 Creative Coconut Oil Uses http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15935x43998x64969842 <BR> These coconut oil uses are broken into 4 categories: Food Uses, Body and Skin Care, Household, and Natural Medicine. <BR> Coconut Oil Food Uses <BR> <BR> 1. Cooking at High Heat (Sauteing and Frying) – Coconut oil is great for cooking at a high heat because of its high smoke point. Many other oils like olive oil can oxidize when heated but because coconut oil is made up of healthy saturated fats it remains stable under high temperatures. <BR> <BR> Cooking coconut <BR> <BR> 2. “Butter... Sun, 14 Aug 2016 14:17:14 EST AAU - Dog Days of Summer http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15934x43998x64875450 August is sometimes called the Dog Days of Summer. Contrary to common conjecture, the dog days do not take their peculiar name from weather that “isn’t fit for a dog,” or heat that is so extreme it drives dogs mad. <BR> <BR> The dog days, in the most technical sense, refer to the one- to two-month interval in which a particularly bright star rises and sets with the sun, shining during the daylight hours and staying hidden at night. This star is known by three names: Sirius, the Dog Star, a... Sun, 31 Jul 2016 14:24:15 EST AAU August Spark Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15935x43998x64875434 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For August, that means improving the quality and quantity of your sleep. With a little effort, you can catch those Zzz's. <BR> <BR> Here are 31 daily tips that will each help you sleep better each night. Click below to download and print your August calendar. (You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download this PDF.) <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007-08.pdf </link> Sun, 31 Jul 2016 14:19:45 EST AAU August Question of the Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22563x43998x64875340 <em>341</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> How long does it take for food to move through the digestive system? <BR> <BR> <BR> 2 hours <BR> <BR> 10 hours <BR> <BR> 24 hours <BR> <BR> 50 hours <BR> <BR> 72 hours <BR> Sun, 31 Jul 2016 14:00:49 EST Mind Over Matter http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15935x43998x64700667 <BR> Culling Out The Weeds <BR> <BR> The power of the mind is a curious thing, because it is so powerful yet so difficult to control sometimes. We find ourselves thinking on a specific thought path, knowing that this thought may or may not create trouble yet we find it difficult to stop the thought process. For example, many people experience becoming sick at the same time every year or every time they go on a plane. The mind being the powerful toll it is their beliefs impact their experien... Tue, 5 Jul 2016 10:52:41 EST AAU - Word Conga game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15934x43998x64681618 take the LAST letter of the word posted previous to yours and type in a new word starting with that last letter. <BR> <BR> Example: Hat (next person takes the t and starts a new word - trip, the next person takes the P and types in a word starting with the P, etc. <BR> <BR> First word: <BR> <BR> Angel (next word begins with an L) Sat, 2 Jul 2016 15:27:44 EST AAU Hot-Cold game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15934x43998x64681483 In the Northern Hemisphere, July typically has hot temperatures; whereas in the Southern Hemisphere it has winter temperatures. <BR> <BR> Name something hat reminds you of hot or cold temperatures and label it. <BR> <BR> Example: cold - icicles Sat, 2 Jul 2016 15:03:27 EST AAU July Question of the Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22563x43998x64681288 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Which holiday is the biggest problem for your diet? <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Thanksgiving <BR> <BR> Halloween <BR> <BR> Christmas or winter holidays <BR> <BR> Easter <BR> <BR> Summer holiday <BR> <BR> Birthday <BR> <BR> Other (please specify) <BR> Sat, 2 Jul 2016 14:25:14 EST AAU Spark July Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15935x43998x64681239 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For July, that means decreasing and managing the stress in your life to better enjoy the lazy days of summer. <BR> <BR> Here are 31 daily tips that will each help you de-stress and relax. Click below to download and print your July calendar. (You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download this PDF.) <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007-07.pdf </link> Sat, 2 Jul 2016 14:17:18 EST I am Back. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x43998x64637298 Hi everyone How are you? just stopping by to say Hi and I am back on sparkpeople. <em>244</em> Sun, 26 Jun 2016 14:34:30 EST AAU June Question of the Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22563x43998x64482401 What do you like best about Spark? <em>252</em> Fri, 3 Jun 2016 18:58:04 EST AAU Spark June Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15935x43998x64482395 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For June, that means achieving an active lifestyle. <BR> <BR> Here are 30 daily tips that will help you add a little more activity to your day. Click below to download and print your June calendar. (You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download this PDF.) <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007-06.pdf </link> Fri, 3 Jun 2016 18:55:05 EST AAU June Spelling Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15934x43998x64482380 Using ANY letter in the word June, type something that starts with J or U or N or E. No particular order needed. <BR> <BR> J - jello Fri, 3 Jun 2016 18:52:17 EST AAU June Vacation game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15934x43998x64482366 June is the month of vacations or planning for vacations. In alphabetical order, name someplace you think would be a fun vacation spot! <BR> <BR> A - Aruba Fri, 3 Jun 2016 18:49:23 EST AAU May word game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15934x43998x64258359 Fill in a word or phrase for the letters in the word MAY <BR> <BR> M = model <BR> A = <BR> Y = Mon, 2 May 2016 16:29:33 EST AAU May Color Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15934x43998x64258349 May is know for its (mostly) blue skies and green grass. <BR> <BR> Name something blue or green (example: blue sky or green grass) Mon, 2 May 2016 16:27:59 EST AAU Spark MAY Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15935x43998x64242046 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For May, that means strengthening your bones. <BR> <BR> Here are 31 daily tips that will help you build stronger bones and prevent future fractures. Click below to download and print your May calendar. (You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download this PDF.) <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007-05.pdf </link> Sat, 30 Apr 2016 14:47:23 EST 6 Foods That Damage Your Metabolism http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15935x43998x64182147 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9af5e2f1-b8e4-4bd0-acae-e49df5fae66e.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Hey <BR> <BR> There’s nothing worse than starting an exercise program, making some good diet changes, but still not seeing the results you want to see. <BR> <BR> Has that ever been you? It can be really frustrating. <BR> <BR> The reason this happens is, even though you think you’re consuming a healthy diet, there's often some hidden food in your diet that is ruining your weight l... Fri, 22 Apr 2016 00:07:14 EST How Do You Repair Leaky Gut? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15935x43998x64148344 The 4-Step Plan to Heal Leaky Gut <BR> <BR> The good news is there’s a solution to successfully healing leaky gut. There is a four-step process that includes: <BR> <BR> REMOVE foods and factors that damage the gut <BR> REPLACE with healing foods <BR> REPAIR with specific supplements <BR> REBALANCE with probiotics <BR> Here’s the protocol I have used with my patients over the years that has helped them see incredible results. <BR> <BR> Remember, the top foods to remove that cause leaky gut ... Sun, 17 Apr 2016 14:56:25 EST 7 Signs and Symptoms You Have Leaky Gut http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15935x43998x64148325 The GI condition commonly known as “leaky gut syndrome” has been gaining a lot of attention lately for several reasons: <BR> <BR> A growing body of research has linked leaky gut to a number of “seemingly unrelated” health concerns and chronic diseases. <BR> As more Americans are affected by poor diet choices, chronic stress, toxic overload and bacterial imbalance it appears that the prevalence of leaky gut has reached epidemic proportions. <BR> The medical profession is just now agreeing thi... Sun, 17 Apr 2016 14:54:10 EST Do You Have Leaky Gut Syndrome? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15935x43998x64147323 Leaky gut syndrome is a rapidly growing condition that millions of people are struggling with and don’t even know it. From the sound of it, you might think leaky gut syndrome only affects the digestive system, but in reality it can lead to many other health conditions. <BR> <BR> According to research, the cause of your food allergies, low energy, joint pain, thyroid disease, autoimmune conditions and slow metabolism could be leaky gut symptoms progression. <BR> <BR> In this article, I will ... Sun, 17 Apr 2016 11:53:18 EST AAU Boy/Girl Name Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15934x43998x64042605 Alternating a boy name then a girl name <BR> <BR> Boy - Alexander Sun, 3 Apr 2016 14:39:14 EST AAU APRIL Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15934x43998x64042587 In ABC order, type in a 4 or 5 letter word that has NO doubles. (Examples not allowed: oo, tt, ss, etc.) <BR> <BR> A - April Sun, 3 Apr 2016 14:36:45 EST AAU Spark APRIL Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15935x43998x64042536 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For April, that means reducing your impact on the environment. Find out just how easy it is to be green! <BR> <BR> Here are 30 daily tips that will each help you develop more eco-friendly habits. <BR> <BR> Click BELOW to download and print your April calendar. (You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download this PDF.) <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007-04.pdf </link> Sun, 3 Apr 2016 14:25:27 EST AAU APRIL Question of the Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22563x43998x64042484 <em>38</em> <em>353</em> <BR> <BR> Your ideal workout would be... <BR> <BR> <BR> Pumping some serious iron in the gym <BR> <BR> Relaxing movements set to peaceful music <BR> <BR> Being led by a trainer or instructor <BR> <BR> A fast-paced cardio workout <BR> <BR> Lots of abdominal work <BR> <BR> Other (please specify) Sun, 3 Apr 2016 14:18:47 EST Revealing Our True Selves http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15935x43998x63913270 Our true selves exist whether we acknowledge them or not, often buried under fears and learned behavior. <BR> <BR> <BR> Identity is an elusive concept. We feel we must define ourselves using a relatively small selection of roles and conscious character traits, even if none accurately represents our notion of “self.” The confusion surrounding our true natures is further compounded by the fact that society regularly asks us to suppress so much of our emotional, intellectual, and spiritual vib... Thu, 17 Mar 2016 09:44:11 EST AAU March Question of the Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22563x43998x63827987 Which is more helpful to you: Motivational Music or Motivational Quotations? <BR> <BR> Motivational music <BR> <BR> Motivational quotations <BR> <BR> Other (please specify) Sat, 5 Mar 2016 20:22:39 EST Dog Influenza? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x43998x63797246 What Every Dog Owner Needs to Know About the New Canine Influenza <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ee5382e6-c263-40e1-a355-5afa6479eff7.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Was last year’s much-publicized canine influenza outbreak just media hype, or an emerging threat to canine health every dog owner should be paying attention to? <BR> <BR> Unfortunately, this one isn’t hype. There really is a new strain of canine influenza virus (CIV), dubbed H3N2, in the U.S. While for most dogs it... Tue, 1 Mar 2016 20:12:02 EST AAU Spring game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15934x43998x63795778 In alphabetical order, type in a word or phrase that remind you of spring. <BR> <BR> A - azaleas Tue, 1 Mar 2016 16:43:15 EST AAU March Madness http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15934x43998x63795763 What makes you mad? <BR> <BR> rudeness...makes me mad Tue, 1 Mar 2016 16:41:58 EST AAU Spark March Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15935x43998x63795708 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For March, that means improving your diet during National Nutrition Month. <BR> <BR> Here are 31 daily tips that will help you eat more nutritious, healthy foods. Click below to download and print your March calendar. (You need something like Adobe Acrobat Reader to download this PDF.) <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007-03.pdf </link> Tue, 1 Mar 2016 16:32:36 EST Signs and symptoms that your dog is in pain http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x43998x63773060 By Josh Weiss-Roessler <BR> <BR> When people are in pain, it’s pretty hard to miss most of the time. We complain about our aching back. We yell out because we’ve stepped on something pointy. We limp because it hurts to put pressure on a leg. We lay down in the middle of the day in complete silence and darkness because we have a migraine. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/98e2f012-ea25-45ef-9319-3b441379b968.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Dogs, unfortunately, aren’t always quite s... Sat, 27 Feb 2016 20:13:58 EST I know you're out there. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x43998x63768548 Something for us pet lovers. I know you're out there <BR> <BR> How to tell when felines aren't feeling fine: Researchers reveal the 25 signs that could mean your cat is in pain <BR> Researchers determined 25 behaviours that sufficiently reveal cat is in pain <BR> Through four elimination rounds, researchers narrowed down list from 91 <BR> Some signs of pain include difficulty jumping, hunched posture, less play <BR> By CHEYENNE MACDONALD <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.co... Sat, 27 Feb 2016 08:04:52 EST What we eat and drink http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15935x43998x63723680 What we eat and drink can have a powerful effect on our ability to focus, mental clarity, mood, and stress levels. <BR> <BR> <BR> At its simplest, food is fuel. Though our preferences regarding taste and texture can vary widely, we all rely on the foods we eat for energy. Most people are aware that it is vital we consume a diverse assortment of foods if we aspire to maintain a state of physical well-being. However, the intimate connection between diet and our mental well-being is less under... Sun, 21 Feb 2016 11:07:15 EST Curious: Praying for angelic help? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x43998x63679124 Does anyone else actually pray that angels would help them throughout the day? I have started doing that, and the answers to prayer I have seen have been really nice! They are real! And they are there to be ministers to us! Would love to hear your stories. I have asked for peace and wisdom with difficult situations at work (behavioral issues with people) and it's amazing how well things have turned out. <BR> <BR> Plus I just had a good weigh-in! Woot woot! <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> <em>18... Mon, 15 Feb 2016 11:23:11 EST AAU - Nutrition or Fitness http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15935x43998x63574713 Which one were you most successful with today? <BR> <BR> Nutrition <BR> <BR> or <BR> <BR> Fitness Mon, 1 Feb 2016 21:10:34 EST AAU - February Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15934x43998x63574614 In ABC order, type in a word or phrase that makes you think of February. <BR> <BR> A - adore Mon, 1 Feb 2016 21:01:07 EST AAU "I LOVE...". fill in the blank http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15934x43998x63574594 With Feb. being designated the month of love, thought you'd like to comment on one thing (a day) that you like/love. <BR> <BR> I love... my new puppy. Mon, 1 Feb 2016 20:59:00 EST AAU Spark Feb. Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15935x43998x63565583 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For February, that means improving your heart health for National Heart Month. <BR> <BR> Here are 28 daily tips that will help you improve your health. Click below to download and print your February Calendar. (You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download this PDF.) <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007-02.pdf </link> Sun, 31 Jan 2016 20:51:32 EST AAU Feb. Question of the Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22563x43998x63565523 What healthy foods do you like to eat? <em>129</em> Sun, 31 Jan 2016 20:43:29 EST Foods that Offer Protection Against Colds and Flu http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15935x43998x63521315 I can certainly give testimony to this! How many of you can too? <BR> <BR> As you continue with the Nutritarian style of eating, you will notice that you are less susceptible to illness, and if you do get sick, your recovery is swift. Eating a nutrient-dense, plant-rich diet that includes daily servings of mushrooms, cruciferous vegetables, berries, onions and garlic provides your body with a spectrum of immunity-boosting phytochemicals that helps you throughout the cold and flu season. Vita... Tue, 26 Jan 2016 09:11:04 EST error http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x43998x63485598 error message <em>30</em> Thu, 21 Jan 2016 20:12:52 EST Prayer request for angels of traveling to cover us http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x43998x63415447 Hi. I'm taking my daughter and her hubby and baby to the airport in Kansas City where they will be flying to North Carolina for a week. Will you all pray for our safety, both mine in the car and theirs in the air? Thanks so much. Please pray that the car will run well and that I will not be nervous. <BR> <BR> <em>188</em> <em>67</em> <em>535</em> <em>304</em> Wed, 13 Jan 2016 10:07:58 EST Birthday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x43998x63405601 July 27th <BR> <BR> We can do this! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/13f67f6d-546e-494b-b665-30fec17913c8.jpg"> Tue, 12 Jan 2016 06:54:28 EST AAU Goal for the day/week/month? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22563x43998x63318044 What is your goal for today? (Make it a SMART goal if you can! - OPTIONAL form below) <BR> <BR> <BR> Step 1: Write down your goal in as few words as possible. <BR> My goal is to: ___________ <BR> <BR> <BR> Step 2: Make your goal detailed and SPECIFIC. Answer who/what/where/how/when. <BR> ________________________________________<BR>____________________________ <BR> <BR> HOW will you reach this goal? List at least 3 action steps you'll take (be specific): <BR> 1. ________________________... Sat, 2 Jan 2016 10:03:13 EST AAU Which TRACKER did you use today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15935x43998x63317973 Spark has several things to track and you can even add your own goals to track. Which one did you use today? Sat, 2 Jan 2016 09:54:55 EST AAU Jan. QUESTION of the WEEK http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22563x43998x63317910 What’s your tip/trick for drinking more water? Remember 8 glasses of water may not be for everyone - drink BEFORE you are thirsty, by then you have started to dehydrate. Sat, 2 Jan 2016 09:47:42 EST AAU Counting Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15934x43998x63314306 Type in the number that comes next. If the LAST two digits are the same, give a goodie to someone on this team. <BR> <BR> Starting with number: 1 Fri, 1 Jan 2016 20:43:49 EST AAU Year Event http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15934x43998x63304765 Pick a year and name something important that happened either to you personally or around the globe. <BR> <BR> 2015 - Princess Charlotte born to British monarchy. Thu, 31 Dec 2015 17:57:20 EST AAU New Things game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15934x43998x63304747 In ABC order, name something you would like new. <BR> <BR> A - appliances Thu, 31 Dec 2015 17:54:15 EST Thank you http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x43998x63298131 I just want to say <em>304</em> to all who sent birthday goodies and wishes. I appreciate them all. Bonnie Wed, 30 Dec 2015 19:44:14 EST AAU Spark Jan. Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15935x43998x63278375 Behavior experts say that it takes about one month to form a new habit, and many people try to create (or break) habits at the start of each year. With the right attitude and focus, you can stick to your New Year's resolutions and achieve long-term success. Here are 31 daily tips that will help you do exactly that. <BR> <BR> Web page: <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motivat<BR>ion_articles.asp?id=746 </link> <BR> <BR> Printable (need a pdf reader): <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resou... Mon, 28 Dec 2015 07:53:18 EST The holiday eating frenzy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15935x43998x63231618 The holiday season is a joyous time when we celebrate with our family and friends. However, the festivities often present us with tough choices — tempting, unhealthy foods are everywhere. It has become accepted in our culture to use the holiday season as an excuse for a six-week binge on dangerous foods loaded with sugar, fat, and salt. <BR> <BR> Maybe overindulging while celebrating the holidays has left you feeling unhealthy and regretful in the past. When you are not in good health, it ex... Sun, 20 Dec 2015 16:55:32 EST Making The Perfect Salad http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x43998x63229986 The holidays are here (when did THAT happen?) and you’re busy, busy, busy: juggling work, the kids, gift shopping, holiday parties, family gatherings and more. But no matter how much chaos is swirling around you, you can still take time to do one good thing for yourself every day: enjoy a delicious, healthful and satisfying salad. <BR> Dr. Fuhrman has put together a handy, informative infographic that makes it easy to build the perfect salad and create a delectable salad dressing. His simple ... Sun, 20 Dec 2015 12:13:03 EST The holiday eating frenzy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22563x43998x63158924 <em>460</em> <BR> The holiday season is a joyous time when we celebrate with our family and friends. However, the festivities often present us with tough choices — tempting, unhealthy foods are everywhere. It has become accepted in our culture to use the holiday season as an excuse for a six-week binge on dangerous foods loaded with sugar, fat, and salt. <BR> <BR> Maybe overindulging while celebrating the holidays has left you feeling unhealthy and regretful in the past. When you are not ... Wed, 9 Dec 2015 20:37:07 EST AAU Dec. Question of the Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22563x43998x63129492 1. Will you be traveling this holiday season? (If YES, please continue to question 2) <BR> <BR> <BR> 2. What's your biggest challenge when traveling? <BR> <BR> <BR> Not being able to cook <BR> <BR> Getting out of my routine <BR> <BR> Fitting in exercise <BR> <BR> Jet lag / Time changes <BR> <BR> Being forced to dine out <BR> <BR> Not having support <BR> <BR> Something else not listed here (please specify) Sat, 5 Dec 2015 16:58:01 EST AAU December Challenges http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22563x43998x63076691 Name something that is a challenge for you during the month of December. <BR> <BR> Example: <BR> Staying away from the baked goods at work. Sat, 28 Nov 2015 11:41:02 EST AAU Favorite December Image http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15935x43998x63076672 Find a photo, graphic, image or picture of something cute that is related to December. <BR> <BR> Example: <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c1e84c33-89a0-4224-b54a-760c629e05bc.jpg"> Sat, 28 Nov 2015 11:38:39 EST AAU Favorite December Memory http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15934x43998x63076659 What is something you like about December? Sat, 28 Nov 2015 11:36:21 EST AAU Words Ending in "S" or "R" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15934x43998x63076639 Type in a word that ends in "S" or "R" <BR> <BR> Examples: Christmas or December Sat, 28 Nov 2015 11:34:48 EST AAU Spark Dec. Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15935x43998x63071546 Gathering with close friends and family members during the holidays creates lasting joy and memories. But with so many parties, celebrations and errands to run, it can be hard to keep up with your healthy lifestyle! <BR> <BR> Here are 31 daily tips that will help you make healthy choices throughout the holiday season. <BR> <BR> <BR> (You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download this PDF.) <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007-12.pdf </link> Fri, 27 Nov 2015 15:01:23 EST When change comes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15935x43998x62984950 Two images, same location. Same camera, different filters. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/552091c1-e904-4861-a727-2996e736f549.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/df96f18f-62a1-46d6-a166-71ecff0d5ab1.jpg"> <BR> Life is like an open road, there are twists and turns, dangers on every side. Sometimes life is uphill and sometimes we coast. It's easier to coast, but when we need to do some climbing it takes a little more energy, at times a lot m... Sun, 15 Nov 2015 10:26:46 EST AAU Words ending in 'ing' http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15934x43998x62873133 Type in a word that ends with 'ing' <BR> <BR> Thanksgiving Sat, 31 Oct 2015 21:22:49 EST AAU Would You be Thankful For.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15934x43998x62873052 Answer the question of which item you would be most thankful for and then make-up your own choice for the next person to answer. <BR> <BR> Would be thankful for .... a bigger house or a newer car? Sat, 31 Oct 2015 21:14:30 EST AAU November Question of the Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22563x43998x62871013 How would you define a Healthy Food Lifestyle? Sat, 31 Oct 2015 15:36:01 EST AAU November Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15935x43998x62870989 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For November, that means increasing the happiness in your life so that changing of the seasons won't get you down. <BR> <BR> Here are 30 daily tips that will each give you reason to grin and help increase your overall happiness. Click below to download and print your November calendar. (You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download this PDF.) <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007-11.pd... Sat, 31 Oct 2015 15:32:27 EST It's Not Always About You! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15935x43998x62825929 Try not to take everything personally, things that people say and do don''t always have anything to do with you. <BR> <BR> <BR> Every time you interact with others, you have the choice to listen to, acknowledge, and let go of their words, or you can take what they are saying personally. Taking things personally is often the result of perceiving a person's actions or words as an affront or slight. In order to take something personally, you must read negative intent in an individual's words o... Sun, 25 Oct 2015 17:08:09 EST Letting your light shine http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15935x43998x62758666 At times, we’ve all wanted to crawl under a rock and hide away from the world. We may have preferred to be invisible rather than let other people see us or notice that we exist. This desire not to be seen often happens when we are feeling very hurt, angry, or simply weary of the world. And while we may console ourselves with the defense that we are shy, an introvert, or a loner, we may actually be hiding. <BR> <BR> When we hide and make believe that we are invisible, we can think that we no ... Fri, 16 Oct 2015 21:09:51 EST They Said That Drinking Lemon Water In The Morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15935x43998x62724744 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2e8afd9a-ba43-4645-b365-013d3c2c9c05.jpg"> <BR> <BR> We often hear that consuming lemon water after wakening up in the morning is very healthy and beneficial, but not a lot of us are familiar with the real effects that this miraculous this drink has on our body. <BR> You should know that lemon juice has a high content of potassium, flavonoids, proteins, antioxidants, also vitamins B and C. Plus; it’s a strong antiviral, antiseptic and anti-inf... Mon, 12 Oct 2015 14:59:37 EST Thank you all http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x43998x62717901 I just wanted to say thank you for all the goodies and birthday wishes. I am two months late in getting this out and for that I am sorry. I have been so busy I have not taken the time to check my emails. Hopefully since winter is soon to be upon us, I will have more time. At least canning season is over and done with. Sun, 11 Oct 2015 18:07:21 EST AAU - My Success Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22563x43998x62653208 What went right for you today? Sat, 3 Oct 2015 16:29:34 EST AAU OCTOBER Word Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15934x43998x62653180 Using the letters in the word October, fill in one of the blank spots. If you can find a word/phrase relative to this month all the better (optional) <BR> <BR> O - oh my, time for witches and ghosts <BR> C - <BR> T - <BR> O - <BR> B - <BR> E - <BR> R - <BR> Sat, 3 Oct 2015 16:23:21 EST AAU Spark Oct Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15935x43998x62653146 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For October, that means helping your kids develop healthy fitness and eating habits to last a lifetime. <BR> <BR> Here are 31 daily tips that will each help you do just that! Click below to download and print your October calendar. (You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download this PDF.) <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007-10.pdf </link> Sat, 3 Oct 2015 16:16:57 EST AAU OCT Question of the Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22563x43998x62653109 On average, how long are your exercise sessions? <BR> <BR> <BR> 10 minutes or fewer <BR> <BR> 11-20 minutes <BR> <BR> 21-30 minutes <BR> <BR> 31-40 minutes <BR> <BR> 41-50 minutes <BR> <BR> 51-60 minutes <BR> <BR> More than 1 hour Sat, 3 Oct 2015 16:09:32 EST Association with High-Salt Intake and Weight http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15935x43998x62589155 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c77f9bb5-392d-465f-805d-a95689c81d56.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Wild RiceThe typical American’s sodium intake is 3,600 mg/day, which is more than double the maximum recommended by the American Heart Association (1,500 mg/day).1,2 Salt doesn’t contain calories, of course, but several studies have now found that a high-salt diet is associated with a greater likelihood of being overweight or obese. Earlier in 2015, in Chinese adults, the risk of overweight,... Fri, 25 Sep 2015 21:15:57 EST Speaking From Experience http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15935x43998x62538571 I'm sure we all have experiences with weight-loss we can share; what has worked what hasn't, what is presently working for you. In sharing our experiences we may help someone who is at a stand still, frustrated, even ready to give up. Rather than have that happen let's tell our stories! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sat, 19 Sep 2015 16:19:11 EST Hot & Sweet Ginger Garlic Chicken http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15935x43998x62509411 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/86deeec5-ae03-4159-ae39-6f3e682637f7.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This flavorful chicken tastes great alongside roasted root veggies or sauteed greens! <BR> Minutes to Prepare: 5 <BR> Minutes to Cook: 35 <BR> Number of Servings: 3 <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR> <BR> 1 tablespoon ghee or coconut oil <BR> sea salt & black pepper to taste <BR> 6 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs (or other cut, cooking time will vary) <BR> 1 small onion, finely sli... Tue, 15 Sep 2015 21:46:41 EST Making it Happen http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15935x43998x62509326 The universe is fully supportive of what you want, but it is up to you to go for it. <BR> <BR> <BR> There are times in our lives when all the signs seem to be pointing us in a particular direction. Our thoughts and dreams are echoed in the songs and stories we hear and the media we see. Maybe the message we are getting from the universe doesn’t even make sense in the “real” world, but somewhere inside, these urges feel right. Maybe you feel you are being told to move to a new city although ... Tue, 15 Sep 2015 21:33:07 EST My 7.5 mile walk to the cemetery and back http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22563x43998x62482792 Just Completed my 7.5 mile walk to the cemetery and back <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ef8e3957-da5f-40ee-a3aa-53e9428ff920.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/88ea4233-cf38-46a6-9426-ffe5847ee09f.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5f2a28a4-6430-4e55-b238-e6ffa9c25c8c.jpg"> Sat, 12 Sep 2015 13:46:34 EST Letting Go with Forgiveness http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15935x43998x62481401 Letting Go with Forgiveness <BR> by Ana Holub <BR> <BR> Forgiveness is a very tender subject. It brings up a lot of memories, emotions and desire in most of us. <BR> <BR> Forgiveness truly is heart medicine. It involves the healing experience of Divine contact. The Divine has many names, including the Holy Spirit, the Divine Mother, Father God, Great Spirit, Nature, or the “peace that passeth all understanding.” Whenever I mention the word “Divine,” please substitute any name that wor... Sat, 12 Sep 2015 10:32:04 EST Get Out of Your Own Way http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15935x43998x62441311 Unhindered Movement <BR> <BR> by Madisyn Taylor <BR> <BR> We truly want to succeed but may be afraid so we subconsciously create circumstances to keep ourselves stuck. <BR> <BR> When you find yourself facing obstacles that appear to be blocking you from your goals, it is important to try not to get discouraged. It can be easy to feel “stuck” or that “life” is creating circumstances preventing you from getting what you want. And while it is easy to look at everyone and everything outside of... Mon, 7 Sep 2015 10:15:08 EST The power of superior nutrition! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15935x43998x62435206 Melissa's son Madison no longer has asthma flare-ups, before he had to use his inhaler on a daily basis <BR> Melissa <BR> <BR> “We thought we were doing our best to feed our boys healthy foods. Their diet used to consist of cereal with milk, yogurt, cheese sticks, turkey and cheese sandwiches, school lunches, lunchables, and meat, every day. They had vegetables with dinner and fruit desserts. However, after reading Disease Proof Your Child we knew we could be doing so much better. <BR> <BR... Sun, 6 Sep 2015 12:26:22 EST Apple-Escarole Salad with Gorgonzola and Walnuts http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15935x43998x62429279 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8aeabe5b-7624-41b5-bf29-4de85740742f.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This salad is full of distinct, strong flavors. It's a great way to get new greens onto your plate. <BR> Minutes to Prepare: 10 <BR> Minutes to Cook: 12 <BR> Number of Servings: 4 <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR> <BR> 1 Granny Smith apple, cored, quartered and sliced horizontally (1/4 inch slices) <BR> 1/4 cup gorgonzola cheese crumbles <BR> 1/4 cup walnuts halves <BR> 1 head esc... Sat, 5 Sep 2015 16:32:31 EST Overcoming Self-Sabotage http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15935x43998x62428961 Overcoming self-sabotage is one of the most exciting conversations you will ever have, because on the other side of it is the emotional freedom and depth of joy that you were born to have. And the process of breaking through denial, facing your fear, anger, and other difficult emotions, and making peace with your pain is going to lead - step by step - to an ending of the internal war with yourself so that you can step fully into the greatest expression of yourself. So let's begin... <BR> <BR... Sat, 5 Sep 2015 15:28:38 EST Mexican Zucchini Burrito Boats http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15935x43998x62408281 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d0efb4be-4727-4b0f-b3d1-1dfa1e4db860.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Prep Time: 25 minutes <BR> Cook Time: 30 minutes <BR> Total Time: 55 minutes <BR> Yield: 8 boats <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR> <BR> 4 large zucchini <BR> <BR> 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed <BR> <BR> 1 cup cooked brown rice <BR> <BR> 1 cup salsa (use your preferred level of spiciness) <BR> <BR> 1 red bell pepper, cored and diced <BR> <BR> 1/2 red onion, diced <BR> <BR>... Wed, 2 Sep 2015 21:37:32 EST AAU September Word Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15934x43998x62389065 How to play: <BR> Copy the whole list to your post and fill in just ONE answer. You can choose any word/phrase that starts with the letter that is next, no limit on size. Please do not reuse a word that is in this group (especially for the E's, for example not putting the word egg 3 times in this one set.) <BR> <BR> When the list is full, we'll start over. <BR> <BR> S = school starting <BR> E = <BR> P = <BR> T = <BR> E = <BR> M = <BR> B = <BR> E = <BR> R = Mon, 31 Aug 2015 20:45:09 EST AAU Sept. Spark Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15935x43998x62371664 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For September, that means increasing the number of fruits and veggies you eat so you can meet your 5-a-day quota. <BR> <BR> Here are 30 daily tips that will each help you do just that! Click below to download and print your September calendar. (You may need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download this PDF.) <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007-09.pdf </link> Sat, 29 Aug 2015 17:32:15 EST AAU Sept. Question of the Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22563x43998x62371643 <em>17</em> If you have a technical question (about your program or the site), where is the first place you should go for help? <BR> <BR> <BR> Click on the "Help" icon, located at the top of any page <BR> <BR> Post your question in the Site/Technical Help forum on the Message Boards <BR> <BR> Send an email to SparkPeople’s staff <BR> <BR> Send a SparkMail to one of our Coaches <BR> <BR> Other (please specify) <BR> Sat, 29 Aug 2015 17:27:41 EST The importance of antioxidants. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15935x43998x62361285 Question: I hear and read a lot about the importance of antioxidants. I am still a little unsure however, about what they actually are, what they do, and why we need them. <BR> <BR> Answer: Free radicals are molecules with unpaired electrons, which make them unstable and highly reactive. Antioxidants are substances that prevent free radicals from damaging DNA, proteins and lipids in the body. This is important for our health since free radical damage (or oxidative damage) to the healthy ce... Fri, 28 Aug 2015 09:06:15 EST Can I Really Eat All Day and Lose Weight? Well No. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15935x43998x62343394 It is well known that in recent years, restaurant portion sizes have steadily increased, and many single meals at fast food outlets and restaurants pack in enough calories for an entire day. Overall in the U.S., we are surrounded by calorie-dense food all the time. Today, we eat more and more often than we did 20 or 30 years ago. We eat constantly. Calorie-dense, nutrient-poor snacks are everywhere. And many of our beverages contain enough calories to be meals in themselves. <BR> <BR> Howeve... Tue, 25 Aug 2015 23:54:40 EST Trouble Sticking to Exercise? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15935x43998x62279470 Exercise is hard, even for those of us who do it on a regular basis. One reason we can stick to it is implementing a few little hacks that give us one less reason to skip our workouts. I've got some fitness hacks to help you out. <BR> <BR> I know quite a few people who already walk around in workout clothes all day long It's one of my husband's pet peeves. LOL He floated the question, "Do women automatically get a pair of yoga pants when they turn a certain age?" I could tell him, but t... Mon, 17 Aug 2015 21:08:44 EST Debunking the Anti-Soy Myths http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15935x43998x62262674 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8ac68260-3d1e-48aa-aa78-ea529d34b2e6.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Despite the abundance of scientific evidence demonstrating the benefits of whole soy foods, many people have been scared off from healthful foods like edamame by anti-soy propaganda (lacking responsible scientific integrity) that continues to float around the internet. <BR> <BR> It is true that the nutrient-depleted isolated soy in protein powders and processed foods is likely problematic.... Sat, 15 Aug 2015 17:26:54 EST 21 Brilliant Kitchen Hacks To Keep Your Food Fresh http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15935x43998x62241157 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/add1ad1c-5053-4443-8d80-58493fe7b536.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Whether you're trying to stretch out your weekly grocery trip, or are just plain tired of trying to prep for your meals and finding moldy food past its prime, there are a few tried and true tricks that could help you out in your kitchen endeavors. It's as simple as storing your food just a little bit differently, or maybe taking the extra step to rinse your berries, but soon enough, you'll f... Wed, 12 Aug 2015 20:43:13 EST Obtaining The Best Skin Ever! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15935x43998x62197466 Have you ever noticed that the most coveted style for models and celebrities is a “no-makeup” look? Except for special occasions, like runway or awards shows, most strive to look natural, refreshed and flawless. In our culture, there is a huge emphasis placed on dewy complexions, smooth, glowing skin, clear eyes, and so on. But while a skilled makeup artist can mask many imperfections, there’s no getting away from the fact that what you look like on the outside is a direct reflection of your ... Fri, 7 Aug 2015 09:48:57 EST AAU - August Question of the week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22563x43998x62150354 <em>38</em> A fitness acronym to solve this week <em>38</em> <em>68</em> <BR> <BR> What is BMR? <BR> <BR> Basic Muscle Rate <BR> <BR> Body Mass Rate <BR> <BR> Basal Metabolic Rate <BR> <BR> (Answer given next week) <BR> Sat, 1 Aug 2015 15:03:18 EST Favorite Motivating Quote or image http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15935x43998x62144446 What is a favorite quote or image that lifts your spirits when nutrition and/or fitness problems hit you? <BR> <BR> One of mine is: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f99defc2-9ae3-4e20-8c1b-8f84517ba446.jpg"> Fri, 31 Jul 2015 20:18:41 EST AAU 5 letter word game - no repeats http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15934x43998x62144370 In alphabetical order, any 5 letter words that does NOT contain the same letter more than once,. <BR> <BR> Example: apron (okay) apple (not okay) where (not okay with 2 'e') <BR> <BR> Apron Fri, 31 Jul 2015 20:02:21 EST AAU - Spark Aug. Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15935x43998x62144315 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For August, that means improving the quality and quantity of your sleep. With a little effort, you can catch those Zzz's. <BR> <BR> Here are 31 daily tips that will each help you sleep better each night. Click below to download and print your August calendar. (You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download this PDF.) <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007-08.pdf </link> Fri, 31 Jul 2015 19:47:00 EST Ten Best and Worst Foods for Health and Longevity http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15935x43998x62003544 I am often asked for my list of the best foods to eat — the foods that contain the most micronutrients, phytochemicals and other health-promoting compounds. People want to know which high-nutrient foods provide the keys to optimum health and longevity. They are searching for a simple answer to the question, “What should I eat to reach my ideal weight, achieve immunity to disease and feel my best every day?” <BR> <BR> It is difficult to squeeze all the nutrient dense, health promoting foods i... Mon, 13 Jul 2015 22:29:56 EST AAU - July Question of the Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22563x43998x61918917 <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> True or False: To lose fat, it doesn’t matter what you eat as long as you stay within your calorie range. <BR> <BR> <BR> (Check back next week for the answer!) <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Fri, 3 Jul 2015 15:18:41 EST AAU July Spark Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15935x43998x61918845 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For July, that means decreasing and managing the stress in your life to better enjoy the lazy days of summer. <BR> <BR> Here are 31 daily tips that will each help you de-stress and relax. Click below to download and print your July calendar. (You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download this PDF.) <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007-07.pdf </link> Fri, 3 Jul 2015 15:06:07 EST AAU - Summer words http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15934x43998x61918783 In alphabetical order, type in a word/phrase dealing with summer. <BR> <BR> A - airplane ticket for a vacation trip Fri, 3 Jul 2015 14:59:51 EST The Benefits of Berries, Cherries and Pomegranates http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15935x43998x61896717 Berries, cherries and pomegranates are powerful, health promoting foods—and I recommend including one of the three in your daily diet. <BR> <BR> What makes berries, cherries and pomegranates unique and beneficial? Berries and cherries are high in nutrients, phytochemicals, and fiber—all of which protect your health. Notably, berries have the highest nutrient-to-calorie ratio of all fruits. <BR> <BR> Berries, cherries and pomegranates are full of beneficial phytochemicals, many of which act ... Wed, 1 Jul 2015 07:52:38 EST Unblocking Subconscious Blocks To Weightloss http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15935x43998x61864556 There are many wonderful tools for clearing our energy or releasing blocks. <BR> <BR> “Our genes dance with our awareness. Our emotions and behavior have the power to shape our biology. This awareness can make a critical difference in health and longevity.” C. Norman Shealy, MD, Ph.D. <BR> <BR> An intention to lose weight may come from our conscious awareness. We aren't happy when we look in the mirror or get dressed in the morning. We don't feel good in our bodies, have low energy, may eve... Sat, 27 Jun 2015 14:04:38 EST Overcoming Discouragements http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15935x43998x61756807 Life is full of failures (which I would much rather call unfinished non-accomplishements), rejection and heaven knows each and every one of us has had more than our fair share of discouragements. I believe that the difference in how persistent people are often comes down to how we handle and deal with the discouragement. While some people are able to immediately pick themselves up, brush themselves off, others enter a negative cycle of thoughts that persists for weeks, months or even years. <... Sun, 14 Jun 2015 11:38:52 EST 10 Tips for Morning Motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15935x43998x61750346 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/17d5e26e-6994-4a79-b533-1465aacc1c57.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Do you ever roll out of bed in the morning, sleepily pour yourself some coffee, and wish you could just crawl back under the covers and sleep away your responsibilities? We’ve all been there at some point, dreaming about a day when we could feel motivated and excited about our lives. <BR> <BR> While life isn’t always smooth-sailing, these tips can help you stay encouraged on those days whe... Sat, 13 Jun 2015 15:11:24 EST The Effects Of Negative Emotions On Our Health http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15935x43998x61750232 Humans experience an array of emotions, anything from happiness, to sadness to extreme joy and depression. Each one of these emotions creates a different feeling within the body. After all, our body releases different chemicals when we experience various things that make us happy and each chemical works to create a different environment within the body. For example if your brain releases serotonin, dopamine or oxytocin, you will feel good and happy. Conversely, if your body releases cortisol ... Sat, 13 Jun 2015 14:48:48 EST Spark Motivation - Quotes Resource http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15935x43998x61688696 Looking for that extra oomph? Here's a great resource: <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/quotes.<BR>asp? </link> Sat, 6 Jun 2015 09:51:02 EST AAU - Goodie Giveaway http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15934x43998x61688671 (Continued) <BR> <BR> 58 <BR> <BR> Sat, 6 Jun 2015 09:48:10 EST Angel Goodie Giveaway http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15935x43998x61658229 If the last TWO numbers are the same, please find a team member to give a goodie to at that point. <BR> Take a minute to learn about this person; this is a great way to learn about other members. <BR> <BR> <BR> 1 Tue, 2 Jun 2015 20:00:27 EST Seasonal Activities - game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15934x43998x61658028 In alphabetical order, name something you do mostly in that one season. Be sure to name the activity (in abc order) and then include the season. <BR> <BR> (Example: swimming-summer; ice skating-winter, etc.) <BR> <BR> <BR> apple bobbing-fall Tue, 2 Jun 2015 19:39:31 EST Ways to Deal with Toxic Attitudes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15935x43998x61627705 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/03838401-8c72-42ec-9f35-4bac29942564.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Dealing with difficult attitudes from others is a sure path to patience, compassion and kindness… <BR> <BR> The seemingly abundant challenges in the world today breed a lot of angry, self-serving, negative attitudes (unfortunately). Some choose to use the obstacles they face as opportunities to grow and learn, but many take a different route and inflict their bad moods on others. If you ar... Sat, 30 May 2015 15:40:18 EST AAU - June Spark Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15935x43998x61627293 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. <BR> <BR> For June, that means achieving an active lifestyle <BR> <BR> Here are 30 daily tips that will each help you de-stress and relax. Download and print your June calendar. (You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download this PDF.) <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007-06.pdf </link> Sat, 30 May 2015 14:39:57 EST AAU - June Question of the Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22563x43998x61627246 Fresh produce is always healthier for you than frozen produce. True or false? <BR> <BR> True - Freezing depletes the healthful nutrients <BR> <BR> True - It is just common sense <BR> <BR> True - Frozen food is often eaten months after picking, so much of the nutritional value has diminished <BR> <BR> False - Produce is often picked before it has had enough time to develop the full spectrum of vitamins and minerals <BR> Sat, 30 May 2015 14:32:37 EST Things to Remember When Everything Falls Apart http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15935x43998x61622045 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/23e5b4a3-130b-4e7c-b52a-4e183b1317a9.jpg"> <BR> <BR> “Sometimes things fall apart so that better things can fall together.” – Marilyn Monroe <BR> <BR> In this story book of life, things rarely go as planned. However, the hiccups along the way serve as valuable lessons in our evolution as spiritual beings. Also, the challenges we meet help us appreciate the victories even more, and give us perspective on the beauty within those difficult times... Fri, 29 May 2015 22:38:09 EST When We Practice Self-Love and Self-Care http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15935x43998x61620891 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/006ad555-8ef5-4756-acff-2f3fad84a1eb.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Self-love and self-care aren’t about being self-centered and selfish. They’re not about a “me, me, me” mentality. They’re not about fighting against the world to express ourselves or to get what we want. Self-love and self-care are about loving ourselves for who we are and taking the time to care for ourselves. What would you love about yourself if there was no little voice of self-doubt buz... Fri, 29 May 2015 20:14:45 EST Don't Worry, Be Happy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15935x43998x61613568 Our lives are rich with potential sources of happiness, but sometimes we become victims of negative thinking because we believe that focusing on all that has gone wrong will provide us with the motivation we need to face the challenges of survival. When we choose to focus on what makes us happy, however, a shift occurs in the fabric of our existence. Finding something to be happy about every single day can help this shift take place. The vantage points from which we view the world are brought... Thu, 28 May 2015 22:57:18 EST Things 2 Remember When Negative Energy Surrounds U http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15935x43998x61612861 Negativity can affect every area of your life. Identifying negative energy and thought patterns are an important part of challenging yourself and those around you to a more realistic viewpoint. It can improve your relationships and your overall outlook on life. <BR> <BR> Keep these things in mind when you find yourself surrounded by negative energy and use them to help you move out of the negative space. <BR> <BR> Find the Source of the Negative Energy <BR> <BR> Question your thoughts and ... Thu, 28 May 2015 21:34:57 EST Nuts & Seeds http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15935x43998x61561260 Nuts & Seeds <BR> <BR> Nuts and seeds are healthful, natural foods that are full of beneficial nutrients and phytochemicals. Although the myth that nuts and seeds are fattening has persisted, the research suggests that nuts are actually beneficial for weight loss. In any case, it’s not the fat content of a diet that makes it healthy, it’s the nutrient content. And based on their nutrient content, nuts are a health-promoting source of calories. <BR> <BR> Nuts and seeds are nutritionally impo... Fri, 22 May 2015 20:15:49 EST Make Salad the Main Dish http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15935x43998x61544528 For years, I have recommended making the salad the main dish, and here’s why: <BR> <BR> Eating large salads is an effective weight-loss strategy. Raw leafy greens contain less than 100 calories per pound, so you can eat huge quantities of these healthful foods with almost no caloric impact. Leafy greens and other raw vegetables are bulky and rich in fiber, which promotes satiety and blunts appetite. For those who desire to lose large amounts of weight, eating a large salad at the start of lu... Wed, 20 May 2015 20:51:01 EST Not Motivated to Exercise? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15935x43998x61524878 Not Motivated to Exercise? Maybe You Need to Change Your Mind <BR> If you find yourself feeling really unmotivated to exercise, it may be because your dog is lazy and doesn't want to go for a walk. Or maybe that's why I'm not motivated. <BR> <BR> Why you're not motivated may be due to other issues. Maybe it's the way you look at your workout - As something to dread rather than something to look forward to. Or maybe it's just been awhile since you've worked out and you're having trouble getti... Mon, 18 May 2015 18:55:04 EST All natural back pain relief http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15935x43998x61521186 <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f04a47d3-503b-4d0a-9ca4-bc1178ffb107.jpg"> <BR> <BR> In modern times, back pain has become one of the most common ailments. It occurs as a result of sedentary lifestyle, improper or strenuous physical activity, and even mentally stressful working conditions. <BR> <BR> Its treatment involves expensive massages and alternative treatments, but many experts also suggest increasing the consumption of natural, organic ingredients that provide... Mon, 18 May 2015 11:13:58 EST 7 Effective Ways to Manage Anxiety http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15935x43998x61520822 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/148c8110-19c9-4abb-a8a6-35e67cd712f8.jpg"> <BR> <BR> “People tend to dwell more on negative things than on good things. So the mind becomes obsessed with negative things, with judgments, guilt and anxiety produced by thoughts about the future and so on.” – Eckhart Tolle, author of “The Power of Now” <BR> <BR> The American Psychological Association (APA) defines anxiety as “an emotion characterized by feelings of tension, worried thoughts ... Mon, 18 May 2015 10:33:38 EST This Natural Home Remedy To Quit Smoking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15935x43998x61520616 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/bbbb00ae-0338-4cd9-bef7-54a1254ce45d.jpg"> <BR> <BR> We all know how addictive smoking is and how very hard it is to stop even when and if you've tried to many times. This habit is strong despites all the attempts and you feel hopeless. There is one natural recipe on Internet for quit smoking and many people said that is very effective. <BR> <BR> The ingredients are very simply and the author of the recipe says that you will stop the cigaret... Mon, 18 May 2015 10:11:05 EST AAU - Streets, Avenues, etc. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15934x43998x61381338 Spring is a good time for traveling. In alphabetical order, name a street, avenue, boulevard, etc. <BR> <BR> A - Archer Drive Sat, 2 May 2015 12:28:39 EST AAU May words http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15934x43998x61381282 Add a word that begins with the next letter in the word MAY. Please copy and paste the whole thing so folks know which letter is next. Start over when all 3 letters are done. <BR> <BR> M - mother (next person does the letter A) <BR> A - <BR> Y - <BR> <BR> Sat, 2 May 2015 12:21:56 EST AAU Spark May Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15935x43998x61381236 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For May, that means strengthening your bones. <BR> <BR> Here are 31 daily tips that will help you build stronger bones and prevent future fractures. Click here to download and print your May calendar. (You need something like Adobe Acrobat Reader to download this PDF.) <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007-05.pdf </link> Sat, 2 May 2015 12:17:07 EST AAU - Question of the Week (May) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22563x43998x61381182 <em>38</em> NEW QUESTION <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>194</em> <em>68</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> What's easier: Meeting your daily water intake quota, or meeting your daily Fitness quota? <BR> <BR> <BR> Water! <BR> <BR> Fitness Activity! <BR> <BR> I struggle equally with both <BR> <BR> I have no problem meeting either of them Sat, 2 May 2015 12:10:31 EST Be the Change! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22563x43998x61295255 I love the thought of this! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1699639956.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> If you woke up tomorrow with no idea of who you are, who you’ve been or who you are supposed to be … what would you choose? If the rules of this reality no longer applied … what would you create? <BR> <BR> Imagine if you could wake up tomorrow and push the reset button on your life, living and reality? <BR> <BR> The projections and expectations from your friends and ... Wed, 22 Apr 2015 20:28:33 EST AAU Spark April Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15935x43998x61124476 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. <BR> <BR> For April, that means reducing your impact on the environment. Find out just how easy it is to be green! <BR> <BR> Here are 30 daily tips that will each help you develop more eco-friendly habits. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007-04.pdf </link> Sat, 4 Apr 2015 13:22:59 EST AAU - Question of the Week April http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22563x43998x61124453 <em>38</em> <em>550</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Check back next week to get the answer. Goodie for those participating. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Which of the following represents one serving of vegetables? <BR> <BR> A - 1 cup of salad or lettuce <BR> B - 1/2 cup of corn or cooked vegetables <BR> C - 1 small potato <BR> D - 1 cup of baby carrots <BR> E - All of the above <BR> F - A and B only <BR> <BR> Sat, 4 Apr 2015 13:17:02 EST AAU - Guess that emoticon phrase http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15934x43998x61115953 Using one or two emoticons, create a phrase. The next person tries to guess what it is and creates one of their own. <BR> <BR> Example: <BR> <BR> On <em>292</em> Fri, 3 Apr 2015 13:19:42 EST Kick Your Sugar Habit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15935x43998x60896773 Sugar is the new fat. It’s everywhere—flour, added sweeteners—and on average, we gobble down a pound of it every day. Cut it out and, instead, enjoy endless health benefits like weight loss, increased energy and clearer skin. <BR> <BR> 9 Ways To Use Coconut To Kick Your Sugar Habit <BR> <BR> Coconut oil is mostly made up of medium-chain fatty acids (MCFAs), which produce a whole host of health benefits. They’re small enough to easily permeate cell membranes, do not require special enzymes t... Tue, 10 Mar 2015 22:53:02 EST AAU - Spring Words in ABC order http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15934x43998x60796496 Think of a Spring word/phrase in alphabetical order. <BR> <BR> A - azaleas Sat, 28 Feb 2015 20:34:26 EST AAU - MARCHing to the Beat game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15934x43998x60796444 What's a song you really like? One of the first letters anywhere in the title has to have a M or A or R or C or H. (It does not have to be the first word in the title.) <BR> <BR> Examples : (made up titles) <BR> MUSIC Galore [or] <BR> A HAPPY Camper [or] <BR> Rocking the Night AWAY [or] <BR> Baby's CRADLE [or] <BR> I Need HELP <BR> <BR> Sat, 28 Feb 2015 20:24:16 EST Spark March Calendar - AAU http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15935x43998x60796308 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For March, that means improving your diet during National Nutrition Month. <BR> <BR> Here are 31 daily tips that will help you eat more nutritious, healthy foods. Click here to download and print your March calendar. (You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download this PDF.) <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda r_ 2007-03.pdf </link> Sat, 28 Feb 2015 20:01:32 EST Question of the Week - March AAU http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22563x43998x60793273 What makes you feel less positive about reaching your goal? <BR> <BR> <BR> Eating "badly" for a day or meal <BR> <BR> Not exercising for a day <BR> <BR> Both <BR> <BR> Neither <BR> <BR> Other (please specify) Sat, 28 Feb 2015 12:55:35 EST 8 Simple Steps to Lower Cholesterol Naturally http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15935x43998x60748841 Almost 50% of American adults have total cholesterol levels above 200 mg/dl, placing them at risk for cardiovascular disease – elevated cholesterol is one of the most important risk factors for heart disease.1 Elevated cholesterol is also associated with increased risk of several cancers. <BR> <BR> A high-nutrient diet is by far the most effective method of reducing cholesterol while avoiding side effects. A dietary intervention study using my recommended eating style found that LDL choleste... Mon, 23 Feb 2015 21:24:27 EST Green Vegetables Protect the Heart http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15935x43998x60573561 Green leafy vegetables are superior to other foods in their nutrient density, and unsurprisingly, greater intake of leafy greens is associated with reduced risk of cardiovascular disease. Greater consumption of cruciferous vegetables (a family of vegetables known for their anti-cancer effects, it includes many leafy greens such as kale, cabbage and bok choy), are similarly associated with lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease and from all causes <BR> <BR> <link>www.drfuhrman.com/... Thu, 5 Feb 2015 20:29:19 EST Stroke Prevention: Hold the Franks, Have the Beans http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15935x43998x60552798 Stroke is a leading cause of disability and death and about 795,000 people in the U.S. have a stroke each year. But, the good news is eating a nutrient-rich diet can help to prevent the most common type of stroke! <BR> <BR> In fact, there have been countless studies on dietary factors and their relationship to stroke risk, and within the past few years, new meta-analyses have strengthened these dietary links. In particular, higher fiber intake, from eating foods such as beans, lentils, cooke... Tue, 3 Feb 2015 20:36:29 EST