SparkPeople LET'S CHAT Team Messageboard Come on in its time to chat,so go get your coffee.We are small ,very active team.We respect each others views.Discussions are open.We are most definitely friendly ,come join in ! SparkPeople LET'S CHAT Team Messageboard WEIGHT AND FITNESS <em>192</em> 140 <BR> <BR> Friday <BR> <BR> Made my 1,000 steps Fri, 14 Feb 2020 15:11:12 EST Recipes ,Whats cooking <em>4</em> Wed, 27 Nov 2019 13:49:41 EST THANKSGIVING THOUGHTS <BR> <BR> I have been <BR> <BR> watching thanksgiving challanges. It fun to watch .And better than a cook book. but most of us already have our own reciepts . <em>428</em> Mon, 18 Nov 2019 12:12:44 EST GAMES TURKEY DINNER Mon, 11 Nov 2019 14:24:01 EST THANKSGIVING THOUGHTS <BR> <BR> WE HAVE NO PLANS I CANT TRAVEL AND DAVE AND LILLY ARE GOING 3 HOUR S TO LILLY DAUGHTER HOME WE HAVE A NEW GRANDBABY Mon, 11 Nov 2019 14:21:15 EST Games PEACH COBBLER <BR> <BR> <BR> COBBLER PIE Mon, 11 Nov 2019 10:06:22 EST HOW MANY POINTS DID YOU GET BEA <em>347</em> Mon, 11 Nov 2019 10:02:58 EST VICKI DAILY QUESTIONS I added a new thread <BR> and couldnt get vicki daily question back <BR> <BR> vicki maybe you can . Sun, 10 Nov 2019 16:03:18 EST THANKSGIVING THOUGHTS <em>190</em> <BR> pancakes,eggs bacon, hash browns and a sweet <BR> <BR> <BR> This year I am focusing on a big breakfast. <BR> I cant travel and its Author first turkey day . Daves wife daughter ,her first Grandbaby lives over 96 miles away. so thats where they are going . <BR> <BR> thats our plans so far <BR> <em>429</em> <em>430</em> Sun, 10 Nov 2019 15:32:19 EST PROGRESS. ON OUR WEIGHT& HEALTH JOURNEY I made some progress on weight loss. And huge progress on medical Wed, 14 Aug 2019 17:15:51 EST Being Thanful I am so thankful. <BR> For life <BR> <em>334</em> Wed, 14 Aug 2019 16:59:52 EST Closed <em>104</em> Wed, 14 Aug 2019 16:54:05 EST Closed <em>250</em> Wed, 14 Aug 2019 16:48:49 EST Closed <em>592</em> Wed, 14 Aug 2019 16:30:47 EST Closed <em>386</em> Wed, 14 Aug 2019 16:29:32 EST Closed <em>381</em> Wed, 14 Aug 2019 16:27:25 EST Close Trying to fix thread Sun, 21 Jul 2019 16:10:02 EST Çlose C Sun, 21 Jul 2019 15:24:35 EST All prayers &#128591;. Welcome Denise. <BR> I gree with DJ <BR> IAm praying &amp;#128591; Sun, 21 Jul 2019 14:54:32 EST All prayers &#128591;. For h9 ever is welcome I totally agree with DJ <BR> I believe our team do too <BR> Denise I know and understand. I lost my mother. She too was in a nursing. Home. 54. Years old. I too keep your family in prayer hugs Sun, 21 Jul 2019 14:47:34 EST closed <em>593</em> Fri, 7 Jun 2019 08:57:56 EST UP BEAT WORD FOR TODAY <BR> <BR> LOVE Fri, 31 May 2019 14:21:25 EST change a word and add words with double letter TT New Shoes BEA, <BR> <BR> Old Shoes <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> TT <BR> <BR> LETTER <BR> Fri, 31 May 2019 14:20:14 EST closed <em>41</em> Sun, 26 May 2019 11:23:11 EST Fitness and Weigh-in? <BR> My last weigh-in 135.4 Fri, 12 Apr 2019 18:26:26 EST Closed <em>20</em> Fri, 29 Mar 2019 09:40:21 EST Dreams <BR> <BR> <em>102</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> I dreamed that someone had my veggie brush and using it to clean with <em>198</em> Sun, 24 Mar 2019 08:45:08 EST Team points.. How many did you get? New topic for the points for today <BR> <BR> I'm starting it off with 1 big point for Sunday Sun, 17 Mar 2019 17:53:58 EST Closed <em>386</em> Tue, 12 Mar 2019 17:22:25 EST closed <em>386</em> Tue, 12 Mar 2019 17:18:42 EST Closed <em>386</em> Tue, 12 Mar 2019 17:17:29 EST Closed <em>386</em> Tue, 12 Mar 2019 17:15:16 EST One Thing Today You Would like to do <em>204</em> <BR> <BR> I wanted to get my hair cut, and I did it today !!!! finally, he cut off over n 4 inches in the back. <BR> Tue, 12 Mar 2019 17:14:20 EST closed <em>524</em> Tue, 12 Mar 2019 17:10:51 EST Awareness Mon to FRi A DAy Of RESt I want to more than anything start a day of Rest . The 4th Commandment <BR> is the only one that Says REMEMBER !!!! <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I want it to be Saturday <BR> Sat, 9 Mar 2019 15:49:52 EST Staying on course Daily or weekly accountability we know it takes 30 days to make a new habit. <em>201</em> <BR> I started to think about our awareness Threads, did they inspired changes or not It did for me. I kept myself aware of our topics. I started writing them down <BR> <BR> <em>48</em> <BR> using my timer to eat <BR> me time <BR> cut off eating before 6 pm acid reflux wasn't a problem it couldn't come up, now after surgery <BR> it can get serious. <BR> watching what I say <BR> <BR> <BR> DJ, You can take 1/4 baking soda... Fri, 8 Mar 2019 22:16:30 EST Daily Thanks <em>304</em> <BR> <BR> Team for all your support and friendship.wisdom and prayers. <em>247</em> Thu, 7 Mar 2019 04:50:23 EST Awareness Week Sleeping <BR> Good morning <BR> <BR> <em>102</em> <BR> I hope to hear some tips. Yesterday I got a new pillow, its copper made and 10.00 bucks with gel. I seem to sleep better. I need a soft pillow, I use another one not much of it. <BR> I am a side sleeper causing me grief !! <BR> Love our electric blanket its the first we owned Tue, 5 Mar 2019 13:21:40 EST Category Week 1 Healthy food ABC You may add to the letter of the day <BR> <BR> A ALMONDS <BR> <BR> Tue, 5 Mar 2019 13:14:50 EST MARCH Fitness and Weigh In Kat, hope you don't mind I started March's thread for our Fitness and Weigh In … I walked this morning for the first time this year - whoo hooo! So anxious to get it posted - ha! If I have more "measurable" activity today I'll come back/edit this post. <BR> <BR> Walk - 35 min - 3,031 steps Sun, 3 Mar 2019 14:49:46 EST Awareness Week Feb 25 th to FRi March 1 <BR> <BR> Are we really aware of what things we want versus what we need <BR> if you are, would it make a difference in spending or saving money <BR> <BR> Mon, 25 Feb 2019 15:04:10 EST Let's Play Trivia Open Categories I chose the <em>172</em> animals <BR> <BR> <BR> What animal known for its colorful face and rump is the world's largest species of monkey? Sun, 24 Feb 2019 15:27:38 EST Awareness Week 18-22 Our Memory <img src=""> <BR> <BR> What's up with your memory, Here is a site to take a memory test, if you're interested. <BR> I plan on taking it !!! <BR> <BR> If you don't hear from me !!!!! I FORGOT no just Kidding Sat, 16 Feb 2019 13:19:52 EST Awareness topic Choose your moves: BY Denise Awareness topic Choose your moves: <BR> It's human nature that you're more likely to stick with something if you <BR> You can choose to move anyway you like, at your own pace. <BR> Whatever activity you choose can boost self esteem and your mood, reduce stress, even help you sleep better! I believe that when you combine activity with eating.better , you can see up to twenty percent greater weight loss. <BR> Turns out when people.move for fun, they ate more likely to losr weight.... Tue, 12 Feb 2019 11:02:42 EST AWARENESS DAy Thoughts !!! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> While events and some people’s actions may trigger unpleasant feelings and reactions, they do not cause them. The real activating agents are what you tell yourself. And most of what you tell yourself operates subconsciously. It stems from the beliefs you hold at any given time, most of which operate subconsciously. <BR> <BR> When you, rather than your emotions, are in charge of what y... Mon, 11 Feb 2019 11:01:24 EST Awareness week Just how fast are we eating ends 8 <em>4</em> <BR> <BR> I have a Timer, this week I am going to be timing my self.We are supposed to take 30 minutes <BR> <BR> Day 1 Mon, 4 Feb 2019 14:43:54 EST FEB Fitness and weigh in <em>193</em> 134 <BR> <BR> I have been averaging 2500 steps per day <BR> this morning I got in 1700+ <BR> I like to make 3,000 daily, being realistic, I, of course, will have low days .according to weather and health <BR> <BR> <BR> And oh Yes my ATTitude <em>204</em> <BR> the one that is I don't give a rip LOL <em>20</em> Sat, 2 Feb 2019 17:16:00 EST Awareness week Mon to FRid 4th to the 8th This week The subject is <BR> s this week <BR> How much do we complain ???? <em>204</em> who me ?????? <BR> <BR> <em>338</em> <BR> well, our neighbor, picked up that dog poop, then she stops. It's just as bad now <BR> This has to get fixed !!! <BR> Tim told me to close our shades to our big window, that goes across where I can see out the back, the woods and all that light, just pull the shades down. <BR> <BR> Roy said when he sees one of the property workers, he will tel... Sat, 2 Feb 2019 16:06:05 EST Close <em>334</em> add a thread Fri, 1 Feb 2019 10:08:46 EST New 5 day Challenge Mon to Frid . Fri, 1 Feb 2019 09:58:39 EST Feb 4th to 11 new challenge . Thu, 31 Jan 2019 14:45:01 EST Sending a wish for occasions such as birthdays . <BR> We have many occasions in life, such as Birthdays. <BR> Wed, 30 Jan 2019 08:13:58 EST closed thread can be open by a team member Sat, 26 Jan 2019 09:21:22 EST Fitness and weigh in <em>313</em> <BR> <BR> <em>193</em> 134 Fri, 25 Jan 2019 18:18:40 EST Where are you from ??? I am from California <BR> I came to Arizona 1994 Feb 11 <BR> I love this state Fri, 25 Jan 2019 18:14:41 EST Team Challenge Jan 28th to Feb 4th We often forget ourselves. <BR> <BR> we need daily me time <BR> each day, post what you did for your self . some days I need to be alone so I will take a walk and like they say stop and smell the roses.I can't recall how long it has been since I went outside to look and find it amazing just to see the stars and moon. <BR> <BR> so each day post what you did, those that post daily or at least 3 days will get a goodie <BR> I think this will be fun as well inspiring and brings in Ideas Fri, 25 Jan 2019 18:12:39 EST Challenge !! On Me Time.The week of Jan 28 Feb 4th <em>204</em> <BR> <BR> We often forget ourselves. <BR> <BR> we need daily me time <BR> each day, post what you did for your self . some days I need to be alone so I will take a walk and like they say stop and smell the roses.I can't recall how long it has been since I went outside to look and find it amazing just to see the stars and moon. <BR> <BR> so each day post what you did, those that post daily or at least 3 days will get a goodie <BR> I think this will be fun as well inspirin... Fri, 25 Jan 2019 18:08:17 EST A Healthier You Tips <BR> <BR> Moderation not elimination <BR> <BR> Mon, 7 Jan 2019 12:25:48 EST Being Thankful DJ <img src=" thankful"> <BR> <BR> Thankful I can be here at Daves and Lilly, and I have also a CNA background <BR> I worked in a group home for 2 years. <BR> so I have charts, exercises, meds food planning,dr appointments <BR> it just goes on and on <BR> <BR> LOL PT is easy for me, after all, I had the same neck exercises and legs Mon, 17 Dec 2018 10:18:54 EST Team Members Questions <img src=" question"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Does fate exist? If so, do we have free will? <BR> <BR> <BR> I don't believe in fate, I believe in free will.I do believe Divine Appointments Fri, 7 Dec 2018 19:15:49 EST Daily Gratitude and Passages of Readings ,Words Today it's a Word <BR> <BR> Gratitude <BR> <BR> the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return the kindness. <BR> <BR> <BR> I never knew the part of (to return the kindness hmmmmmmm ) Tue, 4 Dec 2018 14:23:33 EST Natural ways to feel better Eating omega 3 such as tuna a few days a week can bring relief if you're prone to dry eyes and if you aren't it will cut your risk . <BR> Frankincense sharpens focus. <BR> Peppermint eases GI upset <BR> Vanilla promotes sleep <BR> Nutmeg will heighten Joy <BR> Savor sweet potatoes around this time of year. Mon, 26 Nov 2018 11:08:47 EST Staying Fit 15 minutes a day Walked the boys 1,000 steps Wed, 21 Nov 2018 19:43:54 EST Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down Your day <em>250</em> <BR> <BR> so far no drama in the family. I never know when Ann will call, it seems daily, p roblems I walked the boys got 1100 steps in <BR> <BR> Sun, 11 Nov 2018 15:07:01 EST open thread <em>334</em> Tue, 30 Oct 2018 15:43:09 EST Staying Fit <em>311</em> <BR> <BR> I got in 2013 steps so far today. <BR> I aim for 3,000 Tue, 30 Oct 2018 15:36:31 EST This or That Fun <BR> <BR> <em>106</em> coffee or Tea ??? Thu, 25 Oct 2018 17:52:44 EST Recipes I found this from another team: <BR> <BR> Taco Seasoning: <BR> 1/2 cup chili powder <BR> 1/4 cup onion powder <BR> 1/8 cup ground cumin <BR> 1 tablespoon garlic powder <BR> 1 tablespoon paprika <BR> 1 tablespoon sea salt <BR> Put ingredients into a jar and shake. <BR> <BR> Dry Onion Soup Mix: <BR> 2/3 cup dried, minced onion <BR> 3 teaspoons parsley flakes <BR> 2 teaspoons onion powder <BR> 2 teaspoons turmeric <BR> 1 teaspoon celery salt <BR> 1 teaspoon sea salt <BR> 1 teasp... Wed, 15 Aug 2018 13:11:03 EST Aa little Inspiration This was borrowed from another team: <BR> <BR> Let's put the UMPH in triumph to meet our monthly goals! Put the UMPH in triumph by bringing fun and enjoyment into our journey! Put the UMPH in triumph to go out and live our lives as we have imagined it! With enough UMPH, we CAN and WILL have a WOOHOO August! Mon, 6 Aug 2018 11:07:26 EST VICKI DAILY QUESTIONS <em>334</em> Wed, 11 Jul 2018 17:06:29 EST closed closed Sun, 17 Jun 2018 14:09:57 EST Team Members Questions <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I have no weakness LOL just kidding <BR> <BR> 1. overeating junk foods <BR> 2. I am opinionated <BR> 3. I have some ODC <BR> <BR> strengths. <BR> <BR> 1 My faith ' <BR> 2. Helping Others <BR> 3. Integrity <BR> <BR> Sun, 10 Jun 2018 19:23:14 EST Welcome Newbies <em>235</em> Wed, 16 May 2018 12:40:31 EST Our Birthday List <BR> <BR> August 4 I will be 70 Yikes !!! Wed, 16 May 2018 12:39:09 EST Recipes <img src=""> <BR> <BR> t per recipe: $9.35 <BR> 1 1/4 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut into 1-inch pieces <BR> 1 can Campbell's® Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup or Campbell's® Condensed 98% Fat Free Cream of Chicken Soup <BR> 1 bag (16 ounces) frozen California vegetable blend (broccoli, cauliflower, carrots) <BR> 8 hot biscuit, split <BR> view nutrition info <BR> How to Make It <BR> Step 1 <BR... Tue, 8 May 2018 17:06:45 EST information desk this might work for birthdays or finding new information on products, receipts and so forth. <em>38</em> <BR> Sun, 6 May 2018 08:07:09 EST weigh in fitness reports <em>193</em> <BR> <BR> 145.6 this morning Sun, 6 May 2018 08:04:29 EST closed <em>213</em> Tue, 24 Apr 2018 08:20:21 EST closed <em>213</em> Tue, 24 Apr 2018 08:19:33 EST closed <em>381</em> Tue, 24 Apr 2018 08:19:03 EST daily exercise Vacuuming <BR> Scrubbing floors <BR> Cleaning the bathtub <BR> Washing windows <BR> Mopping <BR> Changing sheets <BR> Painting <BR> Heavy renovations (pulling carpet, knocking down walls, etc.) <BR> Moving furniture <BR> Raking <BR> Gardening <BR> Cleaning the gutters <BR> Washing the car <BR> Mowing the lawn with a push mower <BR> Shovelling snow <BR> Sweeping the patio and walkways <BR> Cleaning out the garage <BR> Heavy landscaping such as planting trees, shrubs and bushes... Mon, 23 Apr 2018 13:18:50 EST closed <em>381</em> Mon, 23 Apr 2018 13:10:02 EST Daily thanks <BR> I am thankful for my health that is being restored <em>458</em> Mon, 23 Apr 2018 13:09:01 EST closed <em>380</em> Mon, 23 Apr 2018 13:05:56 EST new members introduction <em>235</em> <em>223</em> Mon, 23 Apr 2018 13:04:49 EST closed <em>213</em> Mon, 23 Apr 2018 13:00:02 EST fun games bea lite dressing <BR> <BR> kat dressing gowns Mon, 23 Apr 2018 12:59:10 EST closed <em>521</em> <em>306</em> Mon, 23 Apr 2018 12:57:26 EST Vicki s Questions Do you ever wish you could go back in time? Vicki Question for the day <BR> <BR> Wanda reply <BR> Well....Vickie, I'm sure I might not make the same mistakes but I think I'd probably make new ones. There are always potholes on life's road and I don't think anyone can miss them all. <BR> <BR> Would I like to go back in time......I've thought about that a lot and I have decided that one life to live is enough. I know that I will continue on once this life on earth is done and I'm just rollin... Mon, 23 Apr 2018 12:56:18 EST closed <em>381</em> Mon, 23 Apr 2018 12:50:56 EST CLOSED <em>386</em> Mon, 23 Apr 2018 12:48:05 EST MOVIE AND BOOK CHATS i just saw phantom Threads <BR> about a dressmaker in the 50 era <BR> I would give it a <em>8</em> <em>8</em> <em>8</em> Thu, 12 Apr 2018 12:37:02 EST HOW ARE WE SPENDING OUR SUMMER DAYS ,INTERESTS . Some reality shows like little women, and Project runaway even though I cant sew lol. I also like Clammaster a makeup series <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Thu, 12 Apr 2018 12:33:45 EST WHERE ARE YOU FROM ??? <em>18</em> <BR> <BR> aRIZONA Sun Devil state Lol Thu, 12 Apr 2018 12:23:26 EST SUMMER TIPS <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>137</em> Take clove sticks,like you put in ham and put them in a lemon ,or apple <BR> the flies will leave Thu, 12 Apr 2018 11:55:27 EST EMOTICON YOUR WEATHER <BR> <em>18</em> <em>259</em> Thu, 12 Apr 2018 11:51:32 EST DISCUSSING THE NEWS <BR> here in AZ the Daca for college students ended.I heard one of the students talk about how unfair this was. He was brought here from Mexico and his parents weren't legal. <BR> I have grandchildren that are working to pay their college. Sami didn't qualify for years because of her parent's money. Now she lives in AK so she can attend college. Thankful her mom lives there now.and she works hard long hours and goes to campus. My other GD Krystal came to AZ so she can attend the univers... Thu, 12 Apr 2018 11:46:00 EST CLOSED ITS SUMMER TIME NOT MANY ARE CHATTING <BR> Wed, 11 Apr 2018 15:10:38 EST Tips to help you get through the day Your husband nicked himself shaving , which left a bloodstream on collar of his shirt. To eliminate the spit for good, combine equal parts cornstarch and water to create a paste, then gently rub it all over the stain. Let dry then launder as usual. The cornstarch granules will absorb the blood particles in the fabric so they don't set permanently. Wed, 28 Feb 2018 08:13:09 EST CLOSED THREAD 1 Wed, 24 Jan 2018 14:05:42 EST CLOSED THREAD not in use Wed, 24 Jan 2018 13:58:50 EST DO YOU KNOW ?? OR REMEMBER WHEN ? <BR> <BR> DO YOU KNOW THAT KING HENRY THE VIII HAD 5 WIVES AND 2 MISTRESS Sat, 20 Jan 2018 14:32:20 EST MAKE A THREAD Q Sat, 20 Jan 2018 13:12:56 EST CLOSED T Mon, 15 Jan 2018 15:39:28 EST VICKIE QUESTIONS <em>595</em> Thu, 11 Jan 2018 14:52:24 EST RECIPE S wANDA RECIPE <BR> <BR> I have a wonderful Christmas book written by Gloria Gaither; she includes some of her family's favorite recipes in it. I read the book every year during Christmas and have tried a few of the recipes. This is the favorite one of those I have tried and I want to share it with you....with the proviso that it is probably a special occasion recipe. I have never figured the calories and I don't want to know. <BR> <BR> The Chocolate Cure <BR> <BR> Ingredients: <BR> 1 bo... Thu, 11 Jan 2018 14:51:14 EST BEING HEALTHY LIFE STYLE I am a WW fan of being healthy. It's on the same order of portion control.I do the plus points you have the pyramid. In foods. I don't believe in diets. <BR> <BR> <em>9</em> <BR> <em>190</em> <BR> <BR> Sun, 7 Jan 2018 12:20:27 EST 2018 WEIGH IN <em>9</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Thinking thin <BR> <BR> down a pound 147.0 <em>248</em> Tue, 2 Jan 2018 13:55:16 EST FAMILY THREAD <img src=""> Thu, 28 Dec 2017 14:42:05 EST INFORMATION CENTER Benefits of Cherries: Weight Loss, Gout Healing &amp; Less Inflammation! ... Recent research also indicates that cherries help remove excess body fat and increase melatonin, supporting a healthy sleep cycle. The cherry is a fruit of the genus Prunus.Jul 21, 2015 <BR> <BR> That same cup of cherries has 3 grams of fiber, which aids in digestion, lowers cholesterol, controls blood sugar and can help with weight loss. Cherries are a good source of vitamin C, with 16% of the daily recommended val... Thu, 28 Dec 2017 13:58:09 EST IMAGES, QUOTES , "The biggest difference between time and space is that you can't reuse time." ~ Merrick Furst Mon, 18 Dec 2017 13:50:24 EST RAMBLING ON THOUGHTS sometimes we have great ideas or wandering thoughts. Vickie calls days rambling on. <BR> <BR> Wondering today about decorating.And thinking about stocking stuffers. Thu, 30 Nov 2017 12:45:06 EST TIPS ,HOUSEHOLD,H EALTH,BEAUTY AND MORE <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> i LOVE TIPS ,MOST PEOPLE DO . LETS GIVE THIS THREAD A TRY Wed, 15 Nov 2017 11:12:11 EST FITNESS AND WEIGH IN <em>311</em> <em>193</em> 151.2 <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Yesterday I got in 3,070 steps. My goal is 4,000 per day for a start <BR> <BR> I started drinking my Herbal tea. <BR> Fri, 3 Nov 2017 15:26:11 EST RECIPES cHOW mEIN <BR> <BR> i made some chow mein . <BR> <BR> <BR> Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond <BR> Show: The Pioneer Woman <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> 8 ounces thin lo mein noodles <BR> 1 tablespoon peanut oil <BR> 1 carrot, julienned <BR> 1/2 head napa cabbage, sliced thin <BR> 1/2 onion, sliced <BR> 1/4 cup chicken broth <BR> 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce <BR> 1 teaspoon sesame oil <BR> Sliced green onions, for topping <BR> <BR> Directions <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Bring a ... Mon, 9 Oct 2017 22:12:37 EST BEING GRATEFUL DJ There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved. George Sand Life, Happiness, Loved Sat, 7 Oct 2017 21:24:31 EST DISCUSSIONS ON FAITHS AND BELIEFS <BR> I AM A BIBLE BELIEVING CHRISTIAN . <BR> I CLAIM NO CERTAIN CHURCH . <BR> <BR> OPEN FOR DISCUSSION THE SABBATH <BR> ITS INTERESTING TO ME , THAT OUT OF THE 10 COMMANDMENTS THERE IS ONLY ONE THAT SAYS . <BR> <BR> REMEMBER THE SABBATH AND KEEP IT HOLY <BR> <BR> Sat, 7 Oct 2017 21:23:11 EST DISCUSSIONS ON BOOKS AND AUTHORS DJ THOUGHT THIS WOULD BE A GOOD THREAD <em>149</em> <BR> I AM READING THE SECRETS SHE KEEPS <BR> BY ROBOTHAM <BR> <BR> ITS A STORY OF PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER . TWO WOMEN BOTH PREGNANT \BOTH HOLDS A SECRET .I HAVNT READ MUCH OF THE BOOK YET . SO FAR 4 **** STARS <BR> <BR> <BR> Sat, 7 Oct 2017 21:18:12 EST SHARING IMAGES <img src=""> Fri, 29 Sep 2017 17:34:28 EST not being used any one have a thread Idea Fri, 29 Sep 2017 17:31:46 EST DJ TODAY I AM GRATEFUL FOR ?? <BR> I am so grateful for my family Fri, 18 Aug 2017 11:12:12 EST NOT IN USE i HAVE NO IDEA ABOUT WHAT TO PUT HERE Fri, 11 Aug 2017 15:36:47 EST QUOTES <em>334</em> Wed, 9 Aug 2017 12:31:32 EST ARTICLES <BR> <em>203</em> Wed, 9 Aug 2017 12:30:13 EST LETS MOVE IT 10 MINUTES DAILY OF EXCERISE <em>313</em> Tue, 8 Aug 2017 11:45:24 EST QUOTES - MANTRAS - POEMS -PRAYERS <BR> <em>29</em> EAT TO LIVE NOT LIVE TO EAT Tue, 8 Aug 2017 11:42:56 EST Tues., Aug. 8th How often do you go out to eat? <BR> **************** <BR> We go out to eat on our 2 shopping days per month but we usually go out for breakfast and for dinner each time so I don't have to do any cooking that day. Tue, 8 Aug 2017 08:13:52 EST WEIGH IN <BR> <BR> 150.2 Mon, 7 Aug 2017 19:54:17 EST BEING HEALTHY <BR> HAVE BEEN WATCHING u TUBE <BR> ON EATING. <BR> <BR> the first one I will try is to not track calories . <BR> and to rid a binge fill up on fiber and carbs,the lack of carbs will send you in a binge. and junk food has no fiber .it would be hard to fill up on junk food <BR> this sounds like me. I will put in my diet potatoes and rice and starchy veggies Mon, 7 Aug 2017 14:39:43 EST FUN GAMES <BR> <BR> HAVE FUN <BR> <BR> <BR> THERE ARE 2 WORDS CHANGE ONE OF THE WORDS Mon, 7 Aug 2017 14:09:15 EST VICKI DAILY QUESTION <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Mon, 7 Aug 2017 14:01:07 EST TEAM CHALLENGES OR STREAKS TRYING TO BREAK BINGE STREAK NIGHTS , SWEETS <BR> Mon, 7 Aug 2017 13:58:15 EST TELL US 5 THINGS ABOUT YOU 1 I AM MARRIED <em>337</em> <BR> 2 I HAVE 3 PETS <em>338</em> <BR> 3 I AM A NIGHT BINGE PERSON ON SWEETS <BR> 4. I HAVE 3 GROWN SONS 6 GRAND CHILDREN,AND 1 GREAT GRAND SON <BR> 5 I LOVE TO GO CAMPING,CROCHET, READ, YOGA,PLAY COMPUTER GAMES <BR> I AM A CHRISTIAN Mon, 7 Aug 2017 13:43:40 EST WHERE ARE YOU FROM <BR> I AM FROM AZ THE DEVIL STATE LOL <em>18</em> Mon, 7 Aug 2017 13:38:54 EST DAILY DISCUSSION <em>247</em> Mon, 7 Aug 2017 13:36:59 EST HELP DESK <BR> <BR> <em>306</em> Mon, 7 Aug 2017 13:33:29 EST INTRODUCTION <em>524</em> Mon, 7 Aug 2017 13:32:09 EST DAILY DISCUSSION HI NOT IN USE Mon, 7 Aug 2017 09:47:38 EST DAILY DISCUSSION HI Mon, 7 Aug 2017 09:46:30 EST DAILY DISCUSSION NOT IN USE Mon, 7 Aug 2017 09:43:23 EST DAILY DISCUSSION 1 Mon, 7 Aug 2017 09:42:18 EST DAILY DISCUSSION Denise The nurses at most time are over loaded with patients . I seen it happen to me <BR> and there are lazy ones but they have to complete the rounds ,there time is short <BR> but its good they are on the prayer list. <BR> weeds are horrible. We buy salt rock or rock salt I get it mixed up.if you throw it like chicken feed <BR> on where the weeds grow .they wont come back ,a farmer told me that .only nothing will grow in that area for 5 years . <BR> <BR> I too love sketchers... Mon, 7 Aug 2017 09:41:43 EST FUNNIES ,POEMS,MANTRAS ,QUOTES <img src=""> Mon, 7 Aug 2017 09:17:10 EST Mon., Aug. 7th If you're a bread eater, what's your favorite? <BR> ***************** <BR> Mine's Italian. Mon, 7 Aug 2017 08:12:17 EST QUOTES,MANTRA ,MEDITATIONS ,PRAYER REQUEST ,POEMS <BR> <BR> <em>296</em> THOUGHT <BR> <BR> UPON HIS THIGH ITS WRITTEN KING OF KINGS LORD OF LORDS <BR> <BR> Sun, 6 Aug 2017 16:30:44 EST Sunday, Aug. 6th Are you on Facebook? <BR> ************* <BR> I am. You can find me by looking for Vicki Nelms Bishop. Sun, 6 Aug 2017 08:41:59 EST Sat., Aug. 5th What is one food you just won't eat? <BR> ********** <BR> For me it has to be sardines. Sat, 5 Aug 2017 08:27:04 EST Friday, Aug. 4th When you were little, did you have a favorite TV show? <BR> ************** <BR> I had 2. Mine were Sky King &amp; My Friend Flicka. Fri, 4 Aug 2017 07:26:28 EST Thurs., Aug. 3rd How much water do you drink daily? <BR> **************** <BR> <BR> I average 10 glasses a day. Thu, 3 Aug 2017 08:06:15 EST Wed., Aug. 2nd Is there a specific number that you feel you have to reach to be totally satisfied for losing weight? <BR> ***************** <BR> I'll be happy to just get below 200 lbs., but won't be totally satisfied til I'm under at least 160 lbs. My happy place would be somewhere between 150-160 lbs. Wed, 2 Aug 2017 07:44:17 EST Tuesday, Aug. 1st How old were you when you got married? <BR> ****************** <BR> I was 19 my first marriage and 39 my current marriage. Tue, 1 Aug 2017 07:51:22 EST Monday, July 31st What's your favorite style of house? <BR> *************** <BR> I like the country style with wrap around porch or else log cabin style. Mon, 31 Jul 2017 07:44:16 EST Sunday, July 30th If you could go back in time, what topic would you discuss with your 20-year-older self? <BR> **************** <BR> Self-love. My self esteem has never been that great an it stems from my teenage years. Sun, 30 Jul 2017 09:43:35 EST Sat., July 29th How often do you see the dentist? <BR> **************** <BR> I'd love to be able to go twice a year, but I haven't been able to go in a number of years. Sat, 29 Jul 2017 08:38:41 EST Friday, July 28th Do you think that there is such as thing as age-appropriate dressing? <BR> ********** <BR> Definitely. Fri, 28 Jul 2017 07:33:08 EST Thurs., July 27th What home improvement job are you doing or having done ( if any) this Summer? <BR> ******************** <BR> We are in the first three days of getting a new roof put on the house. <BR> Thu, 27 Jul 2017 07:50:54 EST Wed., July 26th What's your favorite soup? <BR> *********** <BR> It used to be my homemade potato soup, but lately it's been my homemade chicken noodle veggie soup. Wed, 26 Jul 2017 08:26:11 EST Tuesday, July 25th Do you like to try new recipes? <BR> ***************** <BR> I do but Bob doesn't. Tue, 25 Jul 2017 08:18:00 EST Monday, July 24th Do you like watching the different awards shows for actors, movies, and music? <BR> **************** <BR> I love to watch them but Bob hates them and with only one TV, I lose out on watching them. Mon, 24 Jul 2017 08:52:13 EST Sunday, July 23rd Have you ever had a work from home type job? <BR> *************************** <BR> I've sold magazine subscriptions from home by phone, and I've stuffed envelopes for a company. Sun, 23 Jul 2017 09:17:10 EST Sat., July 22nd Do you like to play board games? <BR> ********* <BR> I do but haven't played any in years. Sat, 22 Jul 2017 09:15:06 EST Friday, July 21st What do you do to have fun? <BR> *********** <BR> I pen pal. Fri, 21 Jul 2017 09:04:50 EST Thursday, July 20th If your inner child could talk to you, what would they say? <BR> ******************** <BR> That I'm a strong woman and I can do anything I set my mind to doing. Thu, 20 Jul 2017 09:41:14 EST Wed., July 19th How would you feel if you knew you could live to be 100 years old? <BR> ************ <BR> As long as I was healthy, I'd love it. Wed, 19 Jul 2017 13:04:32 EST Tuesday, July 18th If you won the lottery, but couldn't spend a dime of it on yourself, what would you do with the money? <BR> ******************** <BR> I'd first make certain my son was well taken care of. Then I'd use as much of the money as I could to help others that needed housing or needed food and basic necessities. <BR> Tue, 18 Jul 2017 08:57:38 EST Monday, July 17th What would you do if you couldn't use your cell phone for a whole day? <BR> ************* <BR> That wouldn't be a problem for me since I only use my cell phone for emergencies anyway. I use my landline phone mostly. Mon, 17 Jul 2017 08:14:48 EST Sunday, July 16th If you were told you only had one year to live, would you still try to lose weight? <BR> *************** <BR> Most likely no. I'd have more important things to do in the time left to me than worry about my weight. Sun, 16 Jul 2017 09:33:28 EST Sat., July 15th Do you think you could go all day without looking in a mirror? <BR> ************* <BR> I really don't think it'd be that hard to stay away from a mirror. Sat, 15 Jul 2017 08:55:57 EST Friday, July 14th Where do you want to spend your retirement years? <BR> ********************** <BR> Right here in Florida. Fri, 14 Jul 2017 09:02:13 EST Thursday, July 13th Do you think the dead can hear you when you talk to them? <BR> ******************** <BR> I like to think in some ways they do. Thu, 13 Jul 2017 11:56:57 EST Wed., July 12th Do you sometimes feel like you are not good enough? <BR> ******************** <BR> No Wed, 12 Jul 2017 08:25:20 EST Tuesday, July 11th Where do you see yourself in 10 years? <BR> *************** <BR> I hope to be much smaller and much healthier than I am now. I really don't expect Bob to still be here by then so I want to be as healthy as I can be so I'll be able to do whatever I need to do. Tue, 11 Jul 2017 09:18:57 EST Monday, July 10th Have you ever had a life or death experience? <BR> ************* <BR> Yes, when I was 17 I was attacked and held at knife point for 17 hours before being turned loose. Mon, 10 Jul 2017 08:55:07 EST Sunday, July 9th What was your first job? <BR> *********** <BR> I was a waitress, making $1.00 per hour plus tips. Sun, 9 Jul 2017 09:31:44 EST Sat., July 8th What do you do today that your mother would never, ever have considered doing? <BR> *************** <BR> A number of things but the biggest thing is I stand up for myself. My mother didn't. Oh daddy wasn't an abuser but his word was law in our home and mother didn't question it. Sat, 8 Jul 2017 08:47:35 EST Friday, July 7th If you could ask me just one question, what would it be? <BR> ********************** Fri, 7 Jul 2017 08:58:40 EST Thursday, July 6th What keeps you from reaching your weight loss goals? <BR> ************** <BR> For me, it comes down to me. I don't push myself to stay on track. I allow others to influence me over what I eat, or how much. I need to have more backbone when it comes to my food choices instead of just letting myself be talked into less healthy options. Thu, 6 Jul 2017 09:02:08 EST Wed., July 5th Have you ever been to the Grand Canyon? <BR> **************** <BR> No. I came close one time but it started snowing badly so had to turn back. Wed, 5 Jul 2017 09:27:06 EST 4th of July Will you do anything special today to celebrate the 4th? <BR> ************* <BR> Other than putting out our flag, and having hot dogs for supper, no. Tue, 4 Jul 2017 09:55:25 EST Monday, July 3rd Have you already made the switch to e-books for the majority of your reading or do you prefer paper books? <BR> ****************** <BR> Paper books all the way. Mon, 3 Jul 2017 09:54:10 EST Sunday, July 2nd Do you worry about the future? <BR> *********** <BR> To a certain degree, yes. Sun, 2 Jul 2017 10:02:07 EST Sat., July 1st Have you ever been on a blind date? How did it go? <BR> *************** <BR> Yes, once, and it went horribly. Sat, 1 Jul 2017 12:15:15 EST Friday, June 30th Do you get frustrated when you're doing everything you can to drop weight, yet the scale moves in the wrong direction? <BR> *************** <BR> YES, YES, YES !!! Fri, 30 Jun 2017 08:32:41 EST Thurs., June 29th Do you like to feed the squirrels &amp; birds? <BR> *********** <BR> Bob loves to do it and watch them eat and play around. Thu, 29 Jun 2017 08:42:25 EST Wed., June 28th Do you think prescription meds should be so expensive? <BR> ************* <BR> No, some meds are so expensive people have to chose between getting meds or groceries. Wed, 28 Jun 2017 07:49:57 EST Tuesday, June 27th Which is more important to you, diet or exercise? <BR> ************* <BR> <BR> Diet for me. Tue, 27 Jun 2017 10:45:29 EST Mon., June 26th Do you think your mindset on aging is affecting your ability to lose weight? <BR> ******** <BR> To a certain degree, yes. I get to feeling the fact I'm almost 61, a full time wife &amp; homemaker, and I'm not out to impress anyone. So it does tend to make it a little harder at times. Mon, 26 Jun 2017 08:48:41 EST Sunday, June 25th When you are craving sweets, what do you eat? <BR> *********** <BR> I usually try to keep yogurt on hand and I have a jar of peppermint. Sun, 25 Jun 2017 09:19:19 EST Sat., June 24th When did you get your first computer? <BR> ********************* <BR> I got mine in 2000. Before then, I had never had any dealings with a computer at all other than using the library computer to check on books I was trying to find. Sat, 24 Jun 2017 08:28:43 EST Friday, June 23rd Do you feel all Americans have the right to have guns? <BR> *************** <BR> I do, as long as they haven't got a criminal record. Fri, 23 Jun 2017 10:19:46 EST Thursday, June 22nd Do you think children under the age of 10 need cell phones? <BR> ******************** <BR> I really don't unless for emergency use only. Thu, 22 Jun 2017 10:14:17 EST Wed., June 21st Do you prefer cats or dogs? <BR> ************ <BR> Due to allergies, I can't be around either, but I prefer dogs. Wed, 21 Jun 2017 08:55:44 EST Tuesday, June 20th Do you ever batch cook for later heat &amp; serve meals? <BR> ****************** <BR> I do it all the time so I can spend as little time cooking as possible. Tue, 20 Jun 2017 09:34:55 EST Mon., June 19th Do you think it's right for our government to send money to all other countries when we have so many people here that are homeless or starving? <BR> ************ <BR> I don't think it's right. We need to take care of our own country first. Mon, 19 Jun 2017 09:54:35 EST Father's Day Any special plans for today? <BR> ********* <BR> I'll fix a special meal but that will be it. My son will call. Sun, 18 Jun 2017 09:35:38 EST Sat., June 17th Have you ever tried yoga? <BR> ************ <BR> I haven't, but I'm thinking about trying it. Sat, 17 Jun 2017 08:36:45 EST Friday, June 16th Would you or have you ever gone up in a hot air balloon? <BR> ************** <BR> I've never been in one but would love to do it at least once. Fri, 16 Jun 2017 09:55:50 EST Thursday, June 15th Do you think a parent should be fined or jailed if their teenager breaks the law? <BR> *********** <BR> No, I think after age 12, if the child does wrong they should have to pay the consequences. Thu, 15 Jun 2017 09:31:04 EST Wed., June 14th What's your favorite TV show? <BR> ******** <BR> I have several but my favorite has to be NCIS. Wed, 14 Jun 2017 08:07:57 EST Tues., June 13th Do you prefer watching the sun rise or sun set? <BR> ***************** <BR> I love both but prefer watching it set. Tue, 13 Jun 2017 09:03:11 EST Monday, June 12th Do you think sports players in the big league games, should get the huge salaries they get? <BR> ******************** <BR> I don't. Some players get up to $5,000,000.00 over a 2-3 year time, and they get it whether they actually play all season or not. Noone should get that kind of money just for playing a game, IMHO. Mon, 12 Jun 2017 09:00:21 EST Sun., June 11th If you had the money to start up your own business and keep it running for the first year without any problem, what would it be? <BR> **************** <BR> I've always wanted to have my own book store. Sun, 11 Jun 2017 09:21:01 EST Sat., June 10th How do you celebrate birthdays? <BR> ********* <BR> We usually go out to dinner and will give a small gift. Usually Bob will give me pen pal supplies and I either give him clothing or something he's mentioned wanting. Sat, 10 Jun 2017 10:09:00 EST Friday, June 9th Do you follow your astrology sign? <BR> ********** <BR> I like to read it for fun ( I'm a Leo), but no, I don't follow it. Fri, 9 Jun 2017 09:01:44 EST Thursday,June 8th When you were in school, were you ever bullied? <BR> ************** <BR> I was never actually bullied but I was made fun of because I was heavy in my teenage years and I wore homemade clothes instead of store bought things. Thu, 8 Jun 2017 09:25:05 EST Wed., June 7th What's your favorite pasttime? <BR> *********** <BR> I love to read. I get so lost in my book that I hate to put it down. Wed, 7 Jun 2017 09:02:25 EST Tuesday, June 6th What is your favorite "go to" snack when you just have to have something? <BR> ***************** <BR> Mine is peanut butter on saltine crackers. Tue, 6 Jun 2017 11:26:43 EST Monday, June 5th Are you a big soup eater? <BR> ***************** <BR> We do eat a lot of soups and they have way too much sodium, so I've started making my own soups so I can cut way back on the sodium. Mon, 5 Jun 2017 09:02:27 EST Sunday, June 4th What healthy habit are you going to do this week to help reach your goals? <BR> ****************** <BR> I'm going to do my best to keep my sodium under 1500 grams each day. Sun, 4 Jun 2017 09:23:54 EST Sat., June 3rd When was the last time you went to the movies? <BR> **************** <BR> It's been about 18 years now. We wait til it comes on TV. Sat, 3 Jun 2017 10:01:06 EST Friday, June 2nd What is your least favorite sport? <BR> *********** <BR> I have 2; hockey &amp; football. Both are way too violent for me. Fri, 2 Jun 2017 10:16:16 EST Thursday, June 1st What are your June goals? <BR> **************** <BR> Mine are to stay off the scale the rest of the month, trust myself to eat right, and cut way back on the sugar. Thu, 1 Jun 2017 14:24:31 EST Wed., May 31st Is your home all electric, all gas, or a combination of the two? <BR> **************** <BR> Ours is all electric. Wed, 31 May 2017 09:09:53 EST Tuesday, May 30th What sports and activities do you enjoy and why? <BR> ************************ <BR> I'm not much for sports at all but I enjoy fishing and biking ( when I can do it). Tue, 30 May 2017 08:42:48 EST MEMORIAL DAY <BR> What kind of end of life care would you want if you faced a serious illness and couldn’t speak for yourself? <BR> ************ <BR> If I needed to be hooked up to a machine to live, I'd expect family to honor my DNR. I don't want to be kept alive by artificial means. Mon, 29 May 2017 10:01:32 EST Sun., May 28th At what age do you think a woman should stop wearing the very short dresses or skirts? <BR> ************************ <BR> I think anything past 40 for the most part. Just looks better IMHO. Sun, 28 May 2017 08:16:26 EST Sat., May 27th Do you still use “to do” lists? <BR> ************** <BR> Yes, along with grocery lists. If I don't, I'll forget something. Sat, 27 May 2017 08:29:03 EST Fri., May 26th What's the last thing you do before going to sleep at night? <BR> ********************** <BR> I say a prayer. Fri, 26 May 2017 08:26:50 EST Thurs., May 25th At your current age, do you see yourself as old? At what age do you consider yourself old? <BR> **************************** <BR> I'm 60 and for the younger crowd I'm old, and sometimes I feel older than I am. But I'd like to reach the age my grandparents all were. They lived to be in their 90's. Thu, 25 May 2017 09:14:35 EST WED., MAY 24TH Would you generally call yourself a happy person? <BR> ********************* <BR> For me, that's hard to say. A better word would be content. Things could be a lot better but I'm thankful they're no worse. Wed, 24 May 2017 10:36:32 EST Tuesday, May 23rd Have you ever thought about moving to Mexico? <BR> *********************** <BR> Years ago, but not in recent years. Tue, 23 May 2017 08:12:09 EST Mon., May 22nd Have you ever taken a cruise? <BR> ************** <BR> No, but it's on my bucket list. Mon, 22 May 2017 09:45:34 EST Sunday, May 21st What's the most weight you've ever lost in a one month period of time? <BR> ******************* <BR> Back in the 80's, when I first went on my first major diet and lost 105 lbs. in 13 months, I lost the first 32 lbs. the first month. Sun, 21 May 2017 08:16:41 EST Sat., May 20th Any weekend plans? <BR> ************ <BR> Just resting at home and being here when son calls. Sat, 20 May 2017 09:04:41 EST Friday, May 19th How many hours a day do you spend on the computer? <BR> **************** <BR> I average about 6 hours a day. Fri, 19 May 2017 08:18:39 EST Thursday, May 18th Do you prefer to exercise with a group or by yourself? <BR> *************** <BR> I prefer on my own. Thu, 18 May 2017 10:18:11 EST Wed. May 17th Knowing both exercise &amp; weight loss are important; which do you consider the MOST important? <BR> ********************************** <BR> I think exercise since you can exercise no matter what your size and you need that movement thru-out your day. Wed, 17 May 2017 10:20:29 EST Flowers What are your favorite flowers? <BR> Mine are hydrangea, peony, and pansy. Wed, 17 May 2017 10:08:03 EST Tuesday, May 16 As an adult, at what age do you feel like you were or are at your physical best? <BR> ***************************** <BR> I was in good shape, size wise, in my mid 20's to mid 30's, but physically, I was in my best shape in my mid to late 40's. I was at a good weight and could do most anything I wanted or needed to do without pain. Tue, 16 May 2017 08:50:34 EST Monday, May 15th What's your favorite exercise? <BR> ************* <BR> Mine has always been biking. Mon, 15 May 2017 08:54:35 EST MOTHER'S DAY Do you believe everything happens for a reason? <BR> ************** <BR> I do. It makes us the way we are, good or bad, or somewhere in between. Sun, 14 May 2017 09:04:31 EST Sat., May 13th How do you deal with fear and uncertainty in your life? <BR> **************************** <BR> I pray a lot. Sat, 13 May 2017 09:11:35 EST Friday, May 12th If you were stranded on a desert island and only had one thing with you, what would you want it to be? <BR> *************************** <BR> I think it'd be a toss up between water proof matches and bottled water. Both would be a necessity. Fri, 12 May 2017 08:24:03 EST Thursday, May 11th How many minutes per week do you think you spend on exercise? <BR> ********************** <BR> I try to average about 300 minutes a week. The first week and mid month I usually have a good bit more because of all the added walking I have to do on the shopping days. Thu, 11 May 2017 09:28:57 EST Wed., May 10th What is your hardest challenge when it comes to eating healthy? <BR> ******************** <BR> For me, it's cutting the sodium as much as I can. Wed, 10 May 2017 14:38:19 EST Tuesday, May 9th Do you sometimes find yourself dwelling on the past? Or, do you live in the present? <BR> ************************ <BR> I try to live in the present but I do dwell on the past a lot; especially when it comes to my weight and how I used to look. Tue, 9 May 2017 08:56:34 EST Monday, May 8th What do you feel your ideal weight would be and what weight would you settle for if you realized you couldn't reach your ideal weight? <BR> *********************** <BR> My ideal weight would be between 150-165 lbs. But if I can't get that low, I'd settle for anything below 198 lbs. But right now I'd be thrilled just to get down to 225 lbs. Mon, 8 May 2017 10:04:35 EST Sunday, May 7th When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? <BR> ****************** <BR> So many different things. But the main two were: I wanted to be a lawyer, and I wanted to be a professional dancer. Sun, 7 May 2017 09:00:37 EST Sat., May 6th Do you love drinking fruit infused water? What is your favorite? <BR> ***************************** <BR> I do. I enjoy the grape ones as well as the berry, berry ones. Sat, 6 May 2017 09:15:30 EST Fri., May 5th Why do you think some people find it so hard to make healthier changes? <BR> ****************** <BR> I think we get use to doing things a certain way and it's just easier to stick with it than to disrupt everything we know and do something different. Some manage it ok, others, not so much. Fri, 5 May 2017 08:19:04 EST Thursday, May 4th How have you adjusted your eating habits over time? <BR> ************ <BR> I eat much smaller portions, and I work to eat foods that are better for me and not so much junk foods. And I try to watch my sodium a lot more. Thu, 4 May 2017 09:41:58 EST Wed., May 3rd What is your goal for the next year? <BR> ******** <BR> My goal is to be a lot healthier by this time next year. I intend to change a lot of what I'm eating so my weight comes down plus my blood work will be better ( in pretty good shape now but could be better). Wed, 3 May 2017 09:05:02 EST Tuesday, May 2nd Do you consider yourself to be a messy or a tidy person? <BR> ******************** <BR> For years I was a neat freak, but after marrying Bob and he did woodworking in the house, I had to be less neat or go nuts because of constant saw dust in the house. Tue, 2 May 2017 08:58:32 EST Monday, May 1st What are your May goals? <BR> ************** <BR> My main goal is to not regain any weight. I'd like to drop about 5 lbs. if possible. <BR> I'm also doing a no soda streak this month. The last no soda streak I did, I didn't have any for 13 months. <BR> Mon, 1 May 2017 10:04:12 EST Sunday, April 30th Would you ever consider living on a cruise ship? <BR> ******************** <BR> Yes, I've actually thought about it. You'd have a doctor on call, eat whenever you felt like it, people to do everything to keep you happy, and you'd see all different places and meet new people all the time, so you'd never have to be alone. And it'd be a lot cheaper than a nursing home. Sun, 30 Apr 2017 09:55:29 EST Sat., April 29th Do you feel comfortable in your own skin? <BR> ******************* <BR> For the most part, yes. It's only when I look in the mirror that I'm not happy. So I don't look in a mirror any more than I have to. Sat, 29 Apr 2017 12:38:42 EST Friday, April 28th Are you planning to buy a new bathing suit this year? <BR> ******************** <BR> No, I'd have no use for one. Fri, 28 Apr 2017 09:40:18 EST Thursday, April 27th Do you think it's wrong to spank a child when they do something wrong? <BR> ******************** <BR> No, as long as it's an actual spanking and not a beating. Thu, 27 Apr 2017 08:50:02 EST Wed., April 26th What is the one food you'd hate to have to give up if you were told you could never have it again? <BR> ********************** <BR> I think potatoes would top the list. But also rice or peanut butter. Wed, 26 Apr 2017 09:22:32 EST Tuesday, April 25th What makes a good friend to you? <BR> ***************** <BR> One that listens and that has my back when needed. Tue, 25 Apr 2017 09:09:28 EST Mon., April 24th If you could have any type house you wanted, what would it be? <BR> ***************** <BR> Mine would be a cedar log cabin, with hard wood floors, and cabinetry. It would have plenty of the convienences but very simple lines. Mon, 24 Apr 2017 09:13:54 EST Sunday, April 23rd What foods do you choose to eat in order to maintain a healthy body? <BR> ****************** <BR> I try to eat as many green veggies as I can, less sodium, and drink plenty of water. Sun, 23 Apr 2017 10:27:14 EST Sat., April 22nd Would you ever fly in a hot air balloon? <BR> ******************** <BR> Not in this lifetime. Sat, 22 Apr 2017 09:31:40 EST Friday, April 21st Do you believe in the death penalty? <BR> **************** <BR> I was brought up not to believe in it for religious reasons, but I do believe in some cases it's needed. Fri, 21 Apr 2017 08:45:22 EST Thursday, April 20th Sorry I'm late today, had someone here all morning. <BR> <BR> What's your go-to dish you always take for special gatherings like reunions, cook-outs, etc.? <BR> **************************** <BR> I take my special homemade German potato salad. It's a crowd pleaser. Thu, 20 Apr 2017 11:12:54 EST Wed., April 19th Do you have a "bucket list"? <BR> *************** <BR> I do. My #1 is finish my education. Wed, 19 Apr 2017 08:35:09 EST Tuesday, April 18th When is the best time for you to exercise? <BR> ****************** <BR> Usually mornings for me Tue, 18 Apr 2017 09:03:52 EST Monday, April 17th Did you have a happy childhood? <BR> ******************* <BR> For the most part it was far from happy. Mon, 17 Apr 2017 08:41:43 EST Easter Sunday What's your favorite Sunday meal? <BR> ********************* <BR> I love stew beef with rice or chicken &amp; dumplings. Add cooked carrots and Hawiian rolls and I'm a happy camper. Sun, 16 Apr 2017 09:34:43 EST Sat., April 15th Do you chew gum? <BR> ********** <BR> Very rarely, but when I do, it's bubble gum. Sat, 15 Apr 2017 09:06:16 EST Friday, April 14th Are you married, and if so, how many years? <BR> ********************** <BR> I've been married to Bob 21 years as of today . Fri, 14 Apr 2017 08:42:51 EST Thursday, April 13th Bath or shower? <BR> ********** <BR> A little of both. I use the shower but use a chair. Thu, 13 Apr 2017 10:13:37 EST Wed., April 12th Any Easter plans? <BR> ********** <BR> No, we won't do anything special to celebrate Easter. Wed, 12 Apr 2017 08:32:10 EST Tuesday, April 11th If you were to get the ultimate gift for yourself, what would it be? <BR> *************************** <BR> <BR> The ultimate gift for me would be a housekeeper that would come in at least twice a week to clean the house and keep everything in order. Tue, 11 Apr 2017 08:35:39 EST Monday, April 10th Do you get a daily newspaper? <BR> ************* <BR> No, we get a freebie one once a week for our local news. Mon, 10 Apr 2017 09:13:03 EST Sunday, April 9th Do you ever feel like no matter how hard you work at it, you're getting nowhere with your weight loss goals? <BR> ************************* <BR> <BR> Yes, especially like this week. I pushed hard all week and was having good daily loses until yesterday ( changed meds on Friday) and today I'm 3.2 lbs. heavier than last Sunday. That gets really frustrating. Sun, 9 Apr 2017 08:53:24 EST Introduction My name is Bea and I live in a small town in western Montana. I'm 66 years old. I'm still learning how to maintain my 80 pound loss. My motivation is "I NEVER want to be fat again!" I enjoy encouraging others in their journey. Some of them are so amazing! I'm a member of TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly). TOPS and Spark People has so many things in common. They compliment each other. Sat, 8 Apr 2017 11:27:30 EST Sat., April 8th Do you think things get easier the older you get? <BR> ************* <BR> Certain things, yes, because you get well trained in how to do certain things and the older you get, the easier it becomes, because it's a routine thing you do often. But I think the older you get, some things become much harder because your body doesn't work the way it did when you were younger, so it becomes harder to do just because your body won't do all you want it to do. Sat, 8 Apr 2017 09:09:37 EST Friday, April 7th What's your favorite season? <BR> ************** <BR> Mine used to be Summer but these days I prefer Fall weather, where the temps are in the 70's. Fri, 7 Apr 2017 09:34:20 EST Thurs., April 6th When was the last time you bought something just for yourself? <BR> *********************** <BR> Last month. I bought 3 pair of deck shoes with memory foam inserts. Thu, 6 Apr 2017 08:47:58 EST Wed., April 5th Do you feel lonely at times, or do you love your own company? <BR> **************************** <BR> I think you can feel lonely in a crowded room. Generally I'm ok with my own company since I'm rarely alone. Wed, 5 Apr 2017 09:21:38 EST Tues., April 4th Do you still read paper style books? <BR> *********************** <BR> <BR> That's all I read. I don't read books online, etc. I average about 25 books a month. Tue, 4 Apr 2017 09:57:08 EST END OF THE DAY CHAT <BR> SOMETIMES I LIKE TO POST IN THE EVENINGS ,WE WILL TRY THIS ONE Mon, 3 Apr 2017 10:36:19 EST Monday, April 3rd Have you found that there is a certain temperature that you sleep best at? <BR> ***************** <BR> We keep the house at 75 degrees year round and I use a fan at night as well. Mon, 3 Apr 2017 10:05:41 EST Sunday, April 2nd What kind of vacation makes you feel like a millionaire? <BR> *********************** <BR> One where I'm totally pampered. ( It's never happened) Sun, 2 Apr 2017 10:01:10 EST April Fool's Day Are you living within your means or struggling financially ? <BR> ************************* <BR> Yes, we have to. I watch every penny closely or we'd be in real trouble. Sat, 1 Apr 2017 08:28:34 EST Friday, March 31st Do you have trouble saving money? <BR> ************** <BR> Yes, between medical bills and other expenses, there's just never anything left to save. Fri, 31 Mar 2017 09:42:44 EST Thursday, March 30th How would you describe your style? <BR> ****************** <BR> Casual comfortable Thu, 30 Mar 2017 09:10:21 EST Wed., March 29th What are the biggest sources of stress in your life? <BR> ******************* <BR> <BR> Bob's health is what I stress over the most. Wed, 29 Mar 2017 09:02:34 EST WEIGH IN AND WEIGHT TIPS <em>40</em> 139.6 3/28 <BR> <BR> <BR> Studies show that a higher body mass index and body fat percentage are associated with lower blood levels of vitamin D (4, 5). <BR> <BR> Several different theories speculate about the relationship between low vitamin D levels and obesity. <BR> <BR> Some claim that obese people tend to consume fewer vitamin D-rich foods, thus explaining the association. <BR> <BR> Vitamin D can aid weight loss by altering the storage and formation of fat cel... Tue, 28 Mar 2017 10:25:56 EST Tuesday, March 28th Do you think grown children should take care of their aging parents (if they can afford to)? <BR> ********************** <BR> I do. Our family has always taken care of our parents unless it was medically impossible to do so. Tue, 28 Mar 2017 08:33:32 EST Mon., March 27th Do you color your hair? <BR> ************** <BR> Not in the last 9 years. Mon, 27 Mar 2017 08:35:42 EST Sunday, March 26th Do you have grandchildren? <BR> **************** <BR> <BR> I have step-grandchildren I have never met, but no grandchildren of my own. Sun, 26 Mar 2017 09:31:38 EST Sat., March 25th Have you watched any great movies lately? <BR> ************************ <BR> We haven't gone to the movies in 15 years. We wait til they come on TV. I think the last good one we watched was "Fast &amp; Furious Five". Sat, 25 Mar 2017 09:20:47 EST Friday, March 24th What was your first paid job? <BR> *********** <BR> <BR> I worked as a spinner in a cotton mill and made $1.75 a hour. I was 14 years old. Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:15:01 EST EMOTICON HOW YOUR DAY IS GOING <BR> <em>521</em> NO <em>76</em> TODAY Thu, 23 Mar 2017 10:35:10 EST THURSDAY, MARCH 23RD Have you started doing your Spring cleaning? <BR> *********************** <BR> Ours start this weekend. Thu, 23 Mar 2017 08:05:15 EST Wed., March 22nd Do you have a set time for meals? <BR> **************** <BR> We generally eat lunch and dinner about the same time every day. Wed, 22 Mar 2017 09:47:02 EST Tuesday, March 21st Do you go to Easter Sunrise Service? <BR> ************** <BR> <BR> I used to but haven't gone in years. Tue, 21 Mar 2017 09:56:16 EST Monday, March 20th Do you eat breakfast? <BR> ************** <BR> Very rarely. I've never been much on breakfast; just give me my coffee. Mon, 20 Mar 2017 11:40:47 EST Sunday, March 19th Do you have a special someone to talk to when you're really stressed out? <BR> **************************** <BR> <BR> I have a friend here in town and I have a close pen pal. Sun, 19 Mar 2017 09:36:21 EST Sat., March 18th If you could do one thing to improve yourself physically, what would it be? <BR> *************************** <BR> <BR> I'd get my teeth taken care of. Sat, 18 Mar 2017 09:50:36 EST St. Paddy's Day What money advice would you give to your grandchildren? <BR> ************************* <BR> I'd tell them to save all they can for their future. Fri, 17 Mar 2017 09:03:34 EST Thursday, March 16th Do you love doing crossword puzzles? <BR> ****************** <BR> Not really. I prefer the find the words puzzles instead. Thu, 16 Mar 2017 09:49:41 EST BEING HEALTHY <BR> <BR> Avoiding foods high in Saturated fats, processed foods and food with high sugar do make a difference in how you look and feel. Just a change in what you consume for many people results in dropping a few pounds. It takes discipline but it is worth it! Wed, 15 Mar 2017 11:30:14 EST WEIGH IN <BR> <BR> MONDAY 137.2 Wed, 15 Mar 2017 11:25:36 EST Wed., March 15th Do you have a favorite standby recipe? <BR> ******************* <BR> My homemade chicken noodle soup <BR> Wed, 15 Mar 2017 08:57:32 EST Tuesday, March 14th Do you find that waking up slowly or quickly serves you better mentally, physically, emotionally? <BR> ************************** <BR> Waking up slowly works best for me. Tue, 14 Mar 2017 10:23:08 EST