SparkPeople Grandpas and Grandmas Are Special !!!! Team Messageboard We are a group of very special and unique grandparents. We want to look good, feel good and stay active. Come join in on the fun and the challenges that this team has to offer. SparkPeople Grandpas and Grandmas Are Special !!!! Team Messageboard September Post for goodies Mon, 31 Aug 2020 21:09:34 EST August <img src=""> Sat, 1 Aug 2020 09:01:32 EST July <img src=""> Tue, 30 Jun 2020 23:21:34 EST Steps in Motion 6/28 5632 Mon, 29 Jun 2020 13:37:34 EST JUNE a friendly hello or emoticon have a great day Sun, 31 May 2020 23:48:54 EST May <img src=""> Thu, 30 Apr 2020 23:12:37 EST APRIL say hello or emoticon Wed, 1 Apr 2020 00:20:45 EST Question About the World situation <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Times are very difficult all over the world. Please share with us how you are coping with the situation around the corvina virus. I really think we need to support one another during this time. Feel free to respond daily or as often as you wish. I care for ALL my spark friends and want all of you to stay healthy and strong. <BR> <BR> For me, since returning from Mexico, I have been hib... Sat, 28 Mar 2020 13:18:20 EST March <img src=""> Sun, 1 Mar 2020 14:58:14 EST Feb please post a hello and hi or an emoticon Fri, 31 Jan 2020 22:35:07 EST January <em>411</em> Wed, 1 Jan 2020 11:49:07 EST December <em>9</em> Mon, 2 Dec 2019 18:37:32 EST November <em>213</em> Sat, 2 Nov 2019 18:08:59 EST October Hello everyone new day week and a month enjoy Mon, 30 Sep 2019 23:55:53 EST September hello all a new day a new month and a new begining Sun, 1 Sep 2019 23:02:53 EST August just a quick hello or Emoticon Thu, 1 Aug 2019 22:48:42 EST July Happy July <BR> <BR> just a quick hello or emoticon Sun, 30 Jun 2019 22:52:48 EST JUNE a quick hello or emoticon Fri, 31 May 2019 23:33:23 EST May just a quick hello and or emoticon <BR> <BR> enjoy Sun, 28 Apr 2019 23:06:26 EST April just a quick hello or emoticon Sat, 30 Mar 2019 22:39:20 EST March <em>524</em> March Fri, 1 Mar 2019 12:27:35 EST Starting over Hi I am Pam. I have 7 grand kids. I am starting over on spark. Sat, 2 Feb 2019 22:16:26 EST Happy Feburary Hello or Emoticon Thu, 31 Jan 2019 21:38:07 EST Today I will .... Today I will shop cleans closets Tue, 8 Jan 2019 23:33:45 EST January Happy January a hello and or an emoticon Mon, 31 Dec 2018 23:08:14 EST December hello another month has passed the last month of the year,, say hello or an emoticon Fri, 30 Nov 2018 23:42:57 EST November stop by and say hello or an emoticon Tue, 30 Oct 2018 23:51:22 EST October oh my fall is here just a emoticon seasonal if you would like or a hello and an emoticon Sun, 30 Sep 2018 22:44:25 EST September just a hello or emoticon hope you have a great new month Sat, 1 Sep 2018 21:21:44 EST August say hello or emoticon have a great new month Tue, 31 Jul 2018 23:06:12 EST July oh my welcome to July half a year is over UGH where did it go <BR> <BR> just a quick hello or an emoticon please have a geat day Sat, 30 Jun 2018 22:51:23 EST Lifestyle Changes I’m doing good so far, I’ve lost over 230 pounds though it’s taken me more than a decade to get that off because I wasn’t doing it right. Now I am! <BR> <BR> I’v been writing my insurance company emails on a constant basis for many years now and they finally are covering my gym membership, I don’t have to pay anything and I’m extremely excited to get in that pool and do my aquatic workouts !!!! <BR> <BR> With the degenerative joint disease, the degenerative disc disease, th... Thu, 14 Jun 2018 18:49:38 EST June Hello everyone to June hope everyone had a great May ENJOY <BR> <BR> just a hello or emoticon thanks Thu, 31 May 2018 23:50:14 EST May say hello or Emoticon <BR> <BR> <BR> have some fun HELLO MAY Mon, 30 Apr 2018 23:35:08 EST April <em>449</em> Sun, 1 Apr 2018 12:36:32 EST March stop in and say hello or emoticon Wed, 28 Feb 2018 23:23:58 EST February stop in and say hello Just a quick hello or emoticon have a great new month Thu, 1 Feb 2018 00:22:17 EST January 2018 Happy New Year <BR> <BR> Happy New Beginnings a new year, new month and a new day Sun, 31 Dec 2017 21:03:06 EST What's Your Elf Name If you were an elf, what would your name be? Find out with the elf name generator at the following link: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ould-your-name-be-find-out-now/ </link> <BR> <BR> Mine is: Gingerbread Floppy Feet <BR> <BR> Post what yours is. Thu, 7 Dec 2017 01:00:04 EST Happy December Happy December just a quick hello or an emoticon Sat, 2 Dec 2017 00:22:55 EST November Thankful goodies Thankful November <BR> <BR> Hope everyone had a great Oct and doing well.. just a hi or emoticon will do thanks Dee Tue, 31 Oct 2017 22:22:21 EST October: Post for Goodies Have a terrific October Sun, 1 Oct 2017 18:16:18 EST September team goodies Please stop by and say hello have a great day Sun, 27 Aug 2017 22:33:41 EST August Team goodies hello team I dont know whee July went .. and now it is August ENJOY Mon, 31 Jul 2017 23:38:20 EST July Goodie <img src=""> Sat, 1 Jul 2017 23:29:46 EST June Goodie hello all HAPPY JUNE Sun, 4 Jun 2017 00:31:17 EST May team Goodies Hello all today all the goodies went out and hope everyone had a great April and a better May ENJOY and remember weather is getting warmer and dont forget the water bottle,,,,,,, I know but saw to many people dehyrate <BR> <BR> Say hello or an emoticon enjoy Tue, 25 Apr 2017 22:28:53 EST April: Post for Goodie <em>524</em> April! Sat, 1 Apr 2017 19:45:33 EST March Post for team Goodies Hello everyone a new month just a hello Hi or Emoticon Tue, 28 Feb 2017 23:25:30 EST Hugs for the team! <em>247</em> Sun, 19 Feb 2017 20:16:16 EST Red flag points for the team? 10 Sat, 18 Feb 2017 21:16:21 EST February: post for Goodies <em>524</em> Thu, 2 Feb 2017 00:42:22 EST January: Post for Goodies <img src=""> Sun, 1 Jan 2017 17:30:59 EST goodies ooops Goodies oops <BR> <BR> so sorry was mutli tasking and hit send goodies without a message Have a great New Year my friends and thanks for posting Wed, 28 Dec 2016 23:45:46 EST Happy Holidays goodie time give an Emoticon or a hello Tue, 29 Nov 2016 21:29:52 EST November goodie time just a quick hello or an emoticon Mon, 31 Oct 2016 23:20:46 EST Octobers Goodies please post for October goodies and its only a friendly hello Sat, 1 Oct 2016 22:46:06 EST September Goodies <em>211</em> Fri, 2 Sep 2016 23:18:54 EST AUGUST Goodies So sorry I am late <BR> <BR> Hope everyone is well Please stop by and say hello Tue, 2 Aug 2016 22:35:20 EST August goodies <em>213</em> Tue, 2 Aug 2016 15:51:54 EST July Goodies <img src=""> Fri, 1 Jul 2016 22:07:20 EST June Goodies Hello team its time to start a new chat ,, please stop by say hello or use an emoticon .. have a great new month Fri, 27 May 2016 23:20:06 EST Happy May post here for team goodies Hello just say a hello or emoticon or both have a great May Sun, 1 May 2016 22:37:33 EST grandkids I am going to be a grandma again in October. Number 3. Sun, 3 Apr 2016 05:44:07 EST Post for team goodie April Its New month new goodies and thanks for all your support .. <BR> <BR> just a hello or a Emoticon thanks Dee Tue, 29 Mar 2016 23:22:47 EST Post for team Goodies MARCH <em>137</em> <em>439</em> <em>440</em> <em>438</em> <em>437</em> <em>437</em> <em>438</em> <em>441</em> <em>439</em> <em>137</em> <em>437</em> <em>437</em> <BR> <BR> just a hello or an emoticon will do have agreat day Tue, 1 Mar 2016 00:12:29 EST Team Goodies for February Hello team all goodies are sent out and a new month is ready to begin <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Thank you for the support for the team and making this a good team to come and have fun and help each other ..thank you again Fri, 29 Jan 2016 22:18:14 EST January 2016 Post for Goodies All good are out and starting a new Month and New Year and a better tomorrow Enjoy and stay safe Wed, 30 Dec 2015 23:56:50 EST December: Post for Goodies <em>442</em> Tue, 1 Dec 2015 22:40:57 EST Hello! Hi! I am Amy. I am a mom of five and a Memal ( I know I spell it odd) of 3. Hunter is 18 months, Naomi is 7 months and Aribella is 5 months. Aribella's mommy and daddy just found out they are expecting another baby in 2016. Whoa!! Sat, 7 Nov 2015 19:31:02 EST Post for team Goodies November Hello team just a quick hello or an emoticon <BR> <BR> <BR> Hope all is well Tue, 27 Oct 2015 23:25:47 EST Post for team Goodies October Hello Team , Goodies for the Month of Sept are out and we will start a new post for October .. Enjoy and just a brief hello and emoticon will do Enjoy Thu, 24 Sep 2015 23:55:33 EST SEPTEMBER: Post for Goodies <em>524</em> September Tue, 1 Sep 2015 14:03:26 EST What's for Dinner? Here is what I had tonight . . . Dungeness (sp?) Crab, roasted potatoes with mushrooms, bell pepper and onions, broccoli, corn on cob with some tomatoes & onions with a Greek salad dressing. YUMMO!!!! It was right at 300 calories!! <em>4</em> <img src=""> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 23:09:37 EST Post for Team Goodie AUGUST Team goodies are out if you posted in the last 30 days you received a team goodie as long as you have a page .. wishing everyone a great new month <BR> <BR> <BR> Just a hello or Emoticon have a great month Tue, 28 Jul 2015 23:47:55 EST Post for team Goodie JULY Hello team another month is gone Welcome July with a Hi or emoticon Tue, 30 Jun 2015 23:27:01 EST June: Post for Goodie <em>213</em> Sun, 31 May 2015 23:06:51 EST Post for Team Goodies April Hello team ,, team goodies are out and a new month begins <BR> <BR> please post a hello or an emoticon here Sun, 29 Mar 2015 23:42:03 EST March: Post for a Goodie <em>524</em> March! Sun, 1 Mar 2015 12:55:40 EST 2015--Post for Goodies <em>213</em> Mon, 2 Feb 2015 23:53:24 EST 2015 January Post for Goodies Happy New Year wishing everyone a great new start a great new day and year ,, Thu, 1 Jan 2015 23:17:53 EST December POST for team Goodie As we know All goodie are out ,,, you Must have a page and it must be open for me to give you goodies .. for those who do not have a page you can make the simple page with not a lot of info ,, <BR> <BR> <BR> Ready for December and Hoilday SHOPPING Sun, 30 Nov 2014 20:22:59 EST NOVEMBER--Post for Goodie <em>524</em> November Sat, 1 Nov 2014 18:44:13 EST Team Goodie OCTOBER Hello Team thank you for supporting the team <BR> <BR> <BR> Just a hello , Hi or Emoticon <BR> <BR> Remember in order to get a team goodie you must have a Spark Page and it has to be open for goodies have a wonderful October Mon, 29 Sep 2014 23:54:08 EST Team Goodie OCTOBER Hello team ..... Team goodies are given out ,,, YOU MUST HAVE a Spark page and has be open so you can get team goodies <BR> <BR> please post with a hi hello or emoticon <BR> <BR> Have Fun and thanks for your support Mon, 29 Sep 2014 23:51:37 EST I stopped losing I'm discouraged. I lost about 6 lbs. then I started gaining back. Could i be eating too much fruit? I eat a couple of apples a day and some prune plums. If i have peaches in the house, I'll eat them/ What happening? what should I do? <BR> Sun, 14 Sep 2014 18:46:58 EST Team Goodies SEPTEMBER Just stop by and say hello or an emoticon <BR> <BR> enjoy and have fun Sun, 31 Aug 2014 22:58:58 EST August Team Goodie Post a hello or and a <em>43</em> or <em>524</em> <BR> <BR> would be nice to see if we can get a lot of people to say HELLO Fri, 1 Aug 2014 22:57:44 EST July Team Goodies All team goodies are sent .. to recieve one you must be active on the team ,, so please post and say hello <BR> <BR> <BR> Have a great Day and great New Month Sun, 29 Jun 2014 22:28:23 EST June Team Goodie <em>524</em> Sun, 1 Jun 2014 21:48:27 EST Dances I saw the thread for "Let's Dance" and I wanted to post the name of a dance; misunderstanding the topic. <BR> Could we both give the name of the dance and the category i.e. ballroom, folk, historical, a decade like the 40s, 50s or 60s. Mon, 26 May 2014 14:09:58 EST Have You Participated on Some Threads on This Team <em>224</em> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 23:40:12 EST How Many Total Points? 317,438 Fri, 11 Apr 2014 09:36:28 EST Hey from Georgia I am a 57 year old grandma of 5 boys ranging from 4 months to 16 years old. The youngest belongs to my youngest daughter who lives in Virginia with her wonderful husband and twin boys who will be 5 in July. My oldest daughter lives close by has a 7 year old and 16 year old. We stay busy and hubby and I both work full time. I need to lose 55 lbs and hubby about 70. We are looking to reap the rewards of this amazing website and also offer encouragement and support as we succeed to others who co... Sun, 6 Apr 2014 23:42:21 EST APRIL TEAM GOODIE Hello Team , goodies have been given tonight .. please use this one for April I would love to see some of the new people come and join us <BR> <BR> <BR> Have a great rest of March and a Great APRIL Sat, 29 Mar 2014 20:56:24 EST Team goodies Month of March Hello all Feb goodies are given out ,, A new month and a new beginning is starting <BR> <BR> hope everyone has a good month Wed, 26 Feb 2014 11:38:27 EST Team Goodie Month of February Hello team goodies are given out to those who post .. please post tp get a team goodie <BR> <BR> <BR> Have a wonderful day Dee Thu, 30 Jan 2014 12:05:28 EST post holiday weight Good morning. I am a mother of three and grandma (or merma as one of the grandbabies says) of seven. I love cooking for the holidays and I have learned to make some recipes reduced fat but during Christmas I tend to gain weight. This year was even harder as I was recovering from foot surgery. I need ongoing motivational bursts of mental energy. What has worked for you? <BR> Sun, 12 Jan 2014 11:30:21 EST Please ready Judy needs us Hello Judy 1676 wrote a blog that her husband has died suddenly please keep Judy and the family in your prayers and thoughts .. Thank you Sun, 12 Jan 2014 00:27:54 EST Team Goodies JANUARY 2014 Hello everyone its a new start and new month , new day and a new beginning for all of us.. <BR> <BR> Lets start this new month with new plans and goals ..see you on the post Hugs Dee Sun, 29 Dec 2013 14:00:50 EST Happy Holidays!!! <em>446</em> <em>445</em> <em>446</em> <em>445</em> <em>446</em> <em>445</em> <em>446</em> <em>445</em> <em>446</em> <BR> <BR> It came without ribbons. <BR> It came without tags. <BR> It came without packages, boxes or bags ... <BR> Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before. <BR> "Maybe Christmas," he thought, "doesn't come from a store. <BR> Maybe Christmas ... perhaps ... means a little bit more! <BR> ~ Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas! <BR> <BR> May you h... Mon, 23 Dec 2013 11:03:51 EST How Many Spark Bonus Points Did You Get Today? 26 Thu, 19 Dec 2013 21:29:21 EST TEAM GOODIES FOR DECEMBER goodies have been given out a new month and a new start Hope everyone has a great day <BR> <BR> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 23:05:16 EST November Team Goodies HELLO TEAM ANOTHER MONTH HAS PAST US BY AND WISHING YOU GOOD LUCK IN THE NEW MONTH ......PLEASE SAY HELLO OR USE AN EMOTICON <BR> <BR> HAVE A GREAT FALL SEASON <BR> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 22:15:00 EST Click If You Love Sparks! <em>252</em> Sat, 26 Oct 2013 23:47:25 EST October Team Goodies HELLO TEAM ANOTHER MONTH HAS PAST US BY AND WISHING YOU GOOD LUCK IN THE NEW MONTH ......PLEASE SAY HELLO OR USE AN EMOTICON <BR> <BR> HAVE A GREAT FALL SEASON Fri, 27 Sep 2013 22:46:32 EST POST FOR TEAM GOODIES SEPT Hello team goodies have been given out and if you post here you get one .. You can just say Hello Hi or use an emoticon emoticon and at the end of them month you will get a team goodie <BR> <BR> Have a great rest of the month and a great tomorrow and a better month ahead ... <BR> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 20:30:38 EST POST FOR TEAM GOODIE August Hello team goodies have been given out and if you post here you get one .. You can just say Hello Hi or use an emoticon <em>198</em> and at the end of them month you will get a team goodie <BR> <BR> Have a great rest of the month and a great tomorrow and a better month ahead ... Sun, 28 Jul 2013 23:01:52 EST POST FOR GOODIES JULY Hello team all goodie have been given out .. please post here for the Month of July <BR> <BR> <BR> Just a hello or an emoticon have a great JULY and for those in hot weather Please remember to drink water and stay out of the sun,,,,, during the hottest time of the day .. Fri, 28 Jun 2013 21:34:03 EST POST FOR TEAM GOODIES JUNE Goodies given out and a new month is starting soon .. PLEASE use this post for the rest of May and June have a wonderful new month <BR> <BR> <BR> Wed, 29 May 2013 21:58:43 EST Let's Play Darts <em>292</em> Wed, 1 May 2013 23:48:42 EST POST FOR TEAM GOODIES FOR MAY Hello all ... GOODIES are out please start the new page <BR> <BR> <BR> for MAY either a hello or emoticon or hi etc have a wonderful new Month Mon, 29 Apr 2013 23:43:52 EST Let's Dance! <em>351</em> Fri, 26 Apr 2013 23:56:10 EST POST FOR GOODIES IN APRIL as of Easter Early in the AM I finish giving out goodies <BR> <BR> so we start a new month today happy April Mon, 1 Apr 2013 21:19:23 EST Happy Easter!!! <em>449</em> <em>126</em> <em>449</em> <em>126</em> <em>449</em> <em>126</em> <em>449</em> <em>126</em> <em>449</em> <BR> <BR> Awake, thou wintry earth <BR> Fling off thy sadness! <BR> Fair vernal flowers, laugh forth <BR> Your ancient gladness <BR> ~Thomas Blackburn, "An Easter Hymn" <BR> <BR> May you feel the hope of new beginnings, love and happiness during this joyful Easter holiday! <BR> <BR> <em>449</em> <em>126</em> <em>449</em> <em>126</em> <... Sat, 30 Mar 2013 19:43:58 EST Introduction Hi my name is ORD <BR> I live with my wife Melody in the Fingerlakes Region of New York. <BR> Together we have 7 children and 11 grandchildren. <BR> Most of them are frequently at our dinner table. <BR> Some live with us, some next door, some frequent visitors. <BR> Our oldest grand daughter lives with us and she is 18, a senior in high school. <BR> Our youngest grand daughter does day care with us and she is 2, very recently pottty trained. <BR> <BR> I will be 65 on April Fools Day. I am... Thu, 21 Mar 2013 11:54:36 EST Happy St. Patrick's Day!!! <em>137</em> <em>440</em> <em>137</em> <em>440</em> <em>137</em> <em>440</em> <em>137</em> <em>440</em> <em>137</em> <BR> <BR> An Irish Blessing <BR> <BR> Lucky stars above you, <BR> Sunshine on your way, <BR> Many friends to love you, <BR> Joy in work and play, <BR> Laughter to outweigh each care, <BR> In your heart a song, <BR> And gladness waiting everywhere, <BR> All your whole life long! <BR> <BR> Happy St. Patrick's Day!!! <BR> <BR> <em>137</em> <em>44... Sun, 17 Mar 2013 12:11:42 EST 50# in 2013 no more excusses im ready to lose these 50# and it begin today Fri, 8 Mar 2013 08:59:31 EST POST FOR TEAM GOODIES MARCH Hello all Please post here for a team goodie enjoy and have a good week Hugs Dee Wed, 27 Feb 2013 22:18:18 EST Happy Valentine's Day! Happy Valentine's Day! <BR> <BR> Some fun trivia about this day: <BR> <BR> - February 14th is the second most popular card-giving holiday. Christmas is the first. <BR> - Men spend an average of $156.22 on Valentine's Day gifts, flowers and cards. Women, by contrast, spend just $85.08. <BR> - The first heart-shaped box of candy was sold in 1868 by Richard Cadbury. <BR> - The expression "wear your heart on your sleeve" comes from a Middle Ages Valentine's Day tradition. Young men and women ... Thu, 14 Feb 2013 11:45:58 EST Going to keep it short for now. Hi all, I am Brandi. <BR> We live in Northwest Houston, TX.(Anyone live close by??), I am married to longtime sweetheart, we have been together for 31 years, between the two of us we have 5 children, and 8 grandchildren, and 3 furbabies. <BR> <BR> I like to say I am a survivor. <BR> In 1972 my home burned and as a result lost my 3 children. In 1990, I went from 129 <BR> <BR> LB to 316 Lb, when they discovered I was in 3 different stages of Cancer. <BR> <BR> I have lost 90 pound over the y... Sat, 2 Feb 2013 08:59:49 EST Post for Team Goodie for February A New Month and goodies are given out Please Post here if you would like a team Goodie ,... Have a great NEW MONTH Wed, 30 Jan 2013 21:51:35 EST A-Z 5 Letter Words with NO Repeating Letters about Mon, 31 Dec 2012 23:35:40 EST Name a SONG Name a song one you heard today or your favorite Sun, 30 Dec 2012 21:25:25 EST Post for team Goodies month of January Post here to get a team goodie <BR> <BR> So sorry for not writing a message but With Christmas and now the end of the month I didnt give me enough time for everything this month .. it creep up on me oh well please keep posting thanks Dee Thu, 27 Dec 2012 22:44:01 EST Holiday Wishes <em>446</em> <em>445</em> <em>446</em> <em>445</em> <em>446</em> <em>445</em> <em>446</em> <em>445</em> <em>446</em> <BR> <BR> It came without ribbons! It came without tags! It came without packages, boxes or bags!"... Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before! "Maybe Christmas," he thought, "doesn't come from a store. Maybe Christmas... perhaps... means a little bit more! <BR> ~ Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas! <BR> <BR> May you have the gladness of Chri... Mon, 24 Dec 2012 00:28:37 EST Christmas Music or Holiday Music What song is your favorite religious or non religious Mon, 10 Dec 2012 21:32:30 EST 6 Letter Words from A thru Z admire Thu, 29 Nov 2012 18:38:57 EST POST FOR TEAM GOODIE MONTH OF DECEMBER New Month new beginning Please join us with your posting of a hello or Emoticon <BR> <BR> <BR> have a great new Month Enjoy and thanks for your posting Dee Wed, 28 Nov 2012 21:22:39 EST Holiday Words---A - Z Angels Thu, 22 Nov 2012 23:07:56 EST POST FOR TEAM GOODIE MONTH OF NOVEMBER iTS THAT TIME OF THE MONTH AGAIN AND GOODIES ARE GIVING OUT AND PLEASE POST HERE TO GET A GOODIE FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER JUST A HELLO OR AN EMOTICON WILL DO THANK YOU DEE <em>43</em> Sat, 27 Oct 2012 22:47:56 EST Hello from Orlando! Hello Everyone, My name is Margie and I'm 47 yrs old with 7 children and 3 grandchildren. Newly diagnosed with Fibro and major weight gain since June due to many medical issues including being placed on life support for 9 days in June. I woke up on July 4th! I spent the majority of the first 6 months of this year in bed feeling sorry for myself and in severe pain. All I did was get sicker. Once I was placed on life support my family started planning my death. Thank God he had other plans for ... Sun, 14 Oct 2012 19:58:15 EST POST FOR TEAM GOODIE MONTH OF OCTOBER As we start a new month Please use this post.... Goodies were given out today and we are going to start a new month .. <BR> <BR> Post a hello or <em>43</em> Thu, 27 Sep 2012 22:49:05 EST POST FOR TEAM GOODIE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER HELLO TEAM GOODIES ARE GIVING OUT FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST PLEASE STOP BY AND SAY HELLO OR SHOW AN EMOTICON <em>213</em> Mon, 27 Aug 2012 23:05:27 EST Anybody on here from North Carolina Hi everyone: Good evening. I just moved to North Carolina so I wondered if there was anyone on here from this wonderful state. We moved to be closer to our daughter and son in law and grandsons, now we are across the hall from them. Love it. Get to see my 7 and almost 4 yr old grandsons every day not to mention quality time with my daughter. Love to hear from everyone. I am struggling with weight right now. One day its great, next day I eat something dumb I know I shouldn't. I am trying to ex... Thu, 23 Aug 2012 22:07:04 EST POST FOR TEAM GOODIE MONTH OF AUGUST JUST A HI OR HELLO OR AN EMOTICON <em>298</em> <em>461</em> Sun, 29 Jul 2012 21:38:20 EST HOMONYMS Where -- wear Sun, 1 Jul 2012 23:15:38 EST POST FOR GOODIES FOR THE MONTH OF JULY ALL TEAM GOODIES ARE GIVEN TODAY PLEASE USE THIS POST FOR A TEAM GOODIE Thu, 28 Jun 2012 18:07:16 EST POST FOR TEAM GOODIE MONTH OF JUNE Hello all goodies were given and now starts a new MONTH oh my June already <BR> <BR> please stop by and say hello Tue, 29 May 2012 22:45:11 EST PRAYING FOR DEE'S FAMILY Thursday May 10,2012 <BR> <BR> I just talked to Dee. Please pray for our Dear Friend. She is holding tight to her faith,but as we all know during these difficult times we need all the support and motivation from all our friends and family. <BR> <BR> As I talked to Dee this morning I could tell she knew the Lord was with her Mom, now, <BR> it is in His hands. <BR> <BR> Let's all pray for this wonderful family and pray for peace,love, and understanding. <BR> <BR> The Bible tells us: <BR> ... Thu, 10 May 2012 09:34:45 EST POST FOR GOODIES (MAY) <em>213</em> Tue, 1 May 2012 21:37:07 EST POST FOR GOODIES (APRIL) NEW MONTH AND ALL GOODIES ARE GIVEN OUT <BR> <BR> TEAM GOODIES ARE GIVEN OUT AND STARTING A NEW MONTH <BR> <BR> HOPE EVERYONE IS HAVING A GREAT DAY Tue, 27 Mar 2012 22:29:53 EST Good Morning from eastern Canada Hi Everyone! <BR> My name is Patricia and I have lost my spark.... I had joined SP before looking for support to help me lose weight, but as you may know, life happened. Elderly parents/in-laws became ill and passed on, DH and I moved, retired, had surgery, and much more. <BR> <BR> So, this time I set up my Spark Page, but received no comments and I wondered why..... I guess I thought that was all I had to do, but that did not get me very far. <BR> So here I am again this morning sendi... Mon, 5 Mar 2012 09:28:54 EST POST FOR GOODIES MARCH February goodies are given out and a new month awaits us ,, <BR> <BR> Just a friend hello or an emoticon and you will get a team goodie at the end of March <BR> <BR> Enjoy and have fun Sun, 26 Feb 2012 23:14:48 EST North Carolina Hi everyone: I am back again here and there on SparkPages.I had lost 40 lbs and was so proud but then hubby got sick, daughter's illness flared up(respiratory) and some other difficult stuff and little by little it all came back on. I was so disgusted with myself that it was a vicious cycle we have all been on. After Christmas and New Years I just decided enough is enough and am using this site and Weight Watchers combined. So far I have lost 9 1/2 lbs in a few weeks. <BR> My name is Gale an... Thu, 23 Feb 2012 12:00:08 EST POST FOR GOODIES IN FEBRUARY new month and new beginning ,,, Post here for goodies <BR> <BR> if you post here please have a spark page , because I cant give you goodies without a spark page <BR> <BR> <BR> Hugs and have a great Feb Mon, 30 Jan 2012 22:22:04 EST 4 LETTER WORDS A THRU Z aged Tue, 3 Jan 2012 22:12:58 EST UPDATE ON Crazygagranny BARBARA Barbara has been in the hospital since Christmas Just got home <BR> <BR> <BR> She took a Massive Heart attack and need a quadruple bypass and isnt allow on the computer or phone .. Please pray for her and her family at this time .. thank you Dee Fri, 30 Dec 2011 22:07:14 EST POST FOR GOODIES JANUARY Decembers Goodies are given out and we are starting a new month Please join in the fun just a hello or emoticon works Wed, 28 Dec 2011 16:17:16 EST POST FOR GOODIES DECEMBER OK NOVEMBER IS DONE ALL GOODIES GIVEN OUT .. Please post here for goodies thanks Dee Mon, 28 Nov 2011 21:52:51 EST November Posting for GOODIES Now that October is almost over Goodies was given out today so we start for next month .. post here you get a goodie thanks guys <BR> Thu, 27 Oct 2011 23:58:50 EST Grammie to 10. And loving it Hi my name is Dianna, I am 51 and I have 8 granddaughters and 2 grandsons. They are the love of my life and they keep me young. I have 4 daughters (kids are theirs) and 2 sons. I have found my soul mate finally. <BR> My health started suffering for the past 16 years. But that is a long story. <BR> I am very happy to be a part of the sparkpeople family. I have been a member for 3 wks now. <BR> I look forward to meeting new people that can relate to me. <BR> Sat, 15 Oct 2011 21:02:15 EST OCTOBER POST FOR GOODIES HELLO ALL TRYING SOMETHING NEW ON THIS TEAM AND IT WORKS ON MY OTHER TEAMS ... IF YOU POST HERE EACH MONTH YOU WILL GET A TEAM GOODIE AT THE END OF THE MOM .. WITH ALL THE TEAMS I LEAD IT MAKES IT EASIER TO GIVE GOODIES TO THE PEOPLE WHO POST EACH MONTH.... <BR> <BR> LETS START A NEW MONTH WITH A NEW BEGINNINGS <BR> Mon, 26 Sep 2011 22:54:44 EST Grandparents Day This Sunday is Grandparent's Day. Hope everyone has a wonderful day with their grandchildren. Take them to church to worship and praise and thank God for them. <em>170</em> Fri, 9 Sep 2011 11:40:53 EST SEPTEMBER POST FOR GOODIES HELLO ALL TRYING SOMETHING NEW ON THIS TEAM AND IT WORKS ON MY OTHER TEAMS ... IF YOU POST HERE EACH MONTH YOU WILL GET A TEAM GOODIE AT THE END OF THE MOM .. WITH ALL THE TEAMS I LEAD IT MAKES IT EASIER TO GIVE GOODIES TO THE PEOPLE WHO POST EACH MONTH.... <BR> <BR> LETS START A NEW MONTH WITH A NEW BEGINNINGS Wed, 31 Aug 2011 21:29:16 EST August check in for GOODIES Each month I will put a new posting up .. we well say hello or emoticon for a team goodie at the end of each month .. Wed, 27 Jul 2011 23:02:25 EST New grandchildren At the age of 63 I recently married and gained 7 wonderful grandchildren in the process. My own three grandchildren live 500 miles away and I miss them very much. Six of my new grandchildren live only 6 miles away and they call us every day or we visit them and sometimes they spend the night with us. Five girls and one boy and we have a wonderful time together. <em>345</em> Wed, 20 Jul 2011 08:12:12 EST POINTS FROM THE BONUS WHEEL 3 for me today Fri, 17 Jun 2011 23:01:22 EST Crazygagranny MIL has passed away <link><BR>AZYGAGRANNY </link> <BR> <BR> Barbara's Mother in Law passed away early this morning please pray for the family thank you Dee Mon, 23 May 2011 12:26:39 EST Please read from Crazygagranny am only jumping on for a moment...Granny took a turn for the worse this morning. Her B/P has dropped and her pulse rate has dropped and is very irregular,her respiration has dopped very low, she is non-responsive, her skin is the color of pale talor and her lips are getting a bluish tint. <BR> <BR> I can feel the presents of the Lord in the room, I do feel her time is near,but only the Lord knows when. I know her body has stopped accepting food or liquids,so I do know the time is nearing cl... Tue, 10 May 2011 23:14:34 EST DEE'S MOM ATTENTION: <BR> Just received a phone call from DEE. Her Mom had a stroke this morning. She said her dad heard a commotion around 5a.m. and found her on the floor unresponsive. <BR> Around 8:30 a.m. she was beginning to move one side a little and speaking some. <BR> <BR> Dee said she would try to give updates as she could...Please send out Prayers! <BR> <BR> Link to Dee's Page <BR><BR>=DEE107 <BR> Thu, 21 Apr 2011 09:18:03 EST Need Prayers for Crazy GA GRANNY Alot of you do not know Barbara but she is a leader , she hasnt been on much due to taking care of her MIL well her MIL is very sick ,, she now has puenomia please pray for Barbara and her family at this difficult time <BR> <BR> <BR> Wed, 20 Apr 2011 20:08:30 EST NEED EMERGENCY PRAYERS Barbara 's Husband Charlies drives a rig and was down In FLorida and was in a accident .. I dont know how bad he is or what is wrong at this time , Just got an emergency call for PRAYERS Mon, 4 Apr 2011 17:50:12 EST Are YOU HOP HOP HOP INTO EXCERISE?? Are you doing 10 mintues or more and what are you doing ?? Sat, 2 Apr 2011 22:11:40 EST An article on SPARKS a must read Saw this article and it hit me this is my younger sister who will be 50 please read <link><BR>news_detail.asp?health_day=651104 </link> Sat, 2 Apr 2011 10:55:45 EST G & G Check in for GOODIES just a hello or a emoticon <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> hello all Tue, 22 Mar 2011 21:36:07 EST A FRIEND NEEDS PRAYERS! A friend of mine's Mother fading the doctors are saying. They are not giving any hope for recovery. <BR> <BR> Would you please visit, read her story and leave some motivation and pray for her and the family. <BR> <BR> Thank You in advance.. <BR> <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=4094099 </link> Fri, 18 Mar 2011 22:41:19 EST EVERYDAY TIPS FOR GRANDPARENTS... Suggestions and ideas from <BR> Monday <BR> <BR> <BR> Plant a Fairy Garden <BR> <BR> You and your grandchildren can create your own magic worlds through planting small gardens — <BR> <BR> either using a small section of your yard, if you have one, or choosing sturdy medium- to large-sized pots. <BR> <BR> Research the folklore surrounding fantastical creatures (lavender attracts fairies; wizard plants bring goblins). <BR> <BR> Soil, gardening tools, and, of course, ma... Mon, 7 Mar 2011 10:52:17 EST wanted to share with my friends Hi Team, <BR> felt the need to share a bit of news this evening. <BR> WE are going to be grandparents again!!! <BR> Our daughter in law is 2 months and is huge. (im thinking twins!!!) <em>170</em> Mon, 21 Feb 2011 23:45:22 EST This grandma not feeling very special today Hi team. <BR> I need a hands up! Yesterday I got a phone call from my daughter in law and said that they were all stuck on the freeway and the car had died. <BR> I decided that I would grab a bag of chips and count me out 1 oz. Only 110 so I was feeling ok with a little reward. <BR> Well, the longer I waited to hear that they got home the more I ate. I ended up eating 9 oz of chips. <BR> Then still not hearing anything I found a Costco choc chip muffin. Husband and I went to the movies so I ... Sun, 13 Feb 2011 17:22:23 EST UGh I will not be posting much today Hello all I end back to ER had a side affect of the 2 medications and I thought i was having a heart attack .... so I went only to find out the medicine was too much for my body .... taking the rest of the day off ... Hugs <BR> <BR> <BR> Thu, 10 Feb 2011 23:21:16 EST FIRST LETTER OF WORD ENDS THE NEW WORD Here's a new twist on a word game, the first letter of the posted word will end the new word. If the word posted is Great, then the next word could be beinG. <BR> <BR> The first word is meal <BR> the nest word needs to END with an l Mon, 7 Feb 2011 18:30:43 EST New to the team Hello <BR> My name is Becky. I am a grandma of two wonderful toddlers. Both age 2. My first grandchild was born on Jan. 1 2010. He was 9.6 pounds and my other grandchild was born Feb.19, 2010.She was 7.pounds <BR> We raised our grandson for his first year and was both over joyed and scared out of our gray hairs at the same time. <BR> I turned 50 last year. <BR> I am a retired preschool teacher now obedience instructor. <BR> Started sparks as suggested my our church pastor to join up with oth... Sun, 6 Feb 2011 00:55:02 EST G&G Feb Goodies CHECK IN hello use this one please Thu, 27 Jan 2011 00:23:40 EST MESSAGE FROM COACH JEN This is just a friendly reminder to please not pass along "chain" type SparkMails or comments on your SparkPage. There's one going around right now about being a beautiful person and passing it along to 3 other people you know. It's nice in theory, but can easily get out of hand. <BR> <BR> I'd ask that you spread the word to prevent things like this from continuing. <BR> <BR> Thanks! <BR> <BR> Coach Jen <BR> <BR> <BR> Tue, 25 Jan 2011 17:17:39 EST I MISS EVERYONE!!!!!! Good Morning to all my Spark Friends, <BR> <BR> I do apologize for my absence,but I have been going through some intense testing once again. <BR> <BR> I will not get into all the details now, but promise to try to get a blog out to explain what has been going on with me. <BR> <BR> I do hope and pray everyone is doing good and know I am thinking about each and everyone daily, and miss being able to interact with you daily. <BR> <BR> Have a great day. <BR> <BR> Your Friend, <BR> Barbara... Tue, 25 Jan 2011 11:03:04 EST Kids really do say the darnedest things! Hopes this gives all you grandmas and grandpas a chuckle out there....from the lips of my 4 year old grandson. <BR> <BR> I need to explain that I have a mole on my shoulder blade. My grandson noticed it, touched it and then the conversation went like this: <BR> <BR> ME: Do you know what that is? <BR> <BR> RYAN: Yes I do? <BR> <BR> ME: Really? <BR> <BR> RYAN: Yes, I know what that is. <BR> <BR> ME: Well, what do you think that thing is there? <BR> <BR> RYAN: It's a bean. Wed, 19 Jan 2011 13:11:47 EST Update on my preemie grandson and my health <em>223</em> <em>304</em> <em>220</em> <em>247</em> <em>223</em> <em>304</em> <em>220</em> <em>247</em> <em>223</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> I am so sorry for the long delay in getting back with you all. Thank you for responding to my blogs. Daily, I have been visiting my precious preemie grandson at the Children's Hospital, spending time with my daughter and raising my (3) guys at home. YOU ALL ARE WONDERFUL SP friends!! <BR> <BR> Update on my preemie grandson. Armonee was born on Janua... Sat, 15 Jan 2011 19:57:01 EST A Must Read - 5 Reasons Why SparkPeople Sucks Before you get upset, this is tongue-in-cheek and a recommended must-read by Coach Nicole. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>-sparkpeople-sucks/ </link> Thu, 13 Jan 2011 20:44:43 EST G G JAN POST FOR GOODIES hello Sun, 2 Jan 2011 23:11:23 EST MERRY CHRISTMAS FOR ALL THOSE WHO ARE CELEBRATING TODAY MERRY CHRISTMAS AND FOR ALL THOSE WHO DONT PLEASE HAVE A JOYOUS AND A GREAT DAY .. ENJOY TODAY Sat, 25 Dec 2010 11:20:41 EST Holiday Greetings - 2010 <em>446</em> <em>445</em> <em>446</em> <em>445</em> <em>446</em> <em>445</em> <em>446</em> <em>445</em> <em>446</em> <BR> <BR> May the spirit of Christmas bring you peace, <BR> The gladness of Christmas give you hope, <BR> The warmth of Christmas grant you love. <BR> ~ Author Unknown <BR> <BR> Wishing everyone the merriest of Christmases and the happiest of New Years!!! <BR> <BR> <em>446</em> <em>445</em> <em>446</em> <em>445</em> <em>446</em> <em>445</em> <em>446</em> <e... Fri, 24 Dec 2010 10:55:05 EST Let's Share Some Inspirational Thoughts Love is what's in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen. ~Author unknown, attributed to a 7-year-old named Bobby <BR> Thu, 16 Dec 2010 17:33:31 EST Prayers and Support Needed! <em>458</em> <em>304</em> <em>458</em> <em>304</em> <em>458</em> <em>304</em> <em>458</em> <em>304</em> <em>458</em> <em>304</em> <em>458</em> <em>304</em> <em>458</em> <em>304</em> <em>458</em> <em>304</em> <em>458</em> <em>304</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Prayers and Support Needed .... Please read my Blog. I can't bear another loss. I can't do this alone. I am turning to my Spark "family" to give me the inner strength and courage of acceptance to whatever God's Will is. <BR> <... Wed, 8 Dec 2010 12:42:32 EST G &G HAPPY HANUKKAH I want to wish you a Happy Hanukkah to all those who are celebareting the Festival of Lights tonight.. Wed, 1 Dec 2010 16:26:49 EST Let's sing Christmas Carols On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me, a partridge in a pear tree.... Wed, 1 Dec 2010 13:18:56 EST G&G December Post of goodies To make this easy who post here will get a goodie at the end of the Month.. Hope everyone will post .. Will do this each Month... <BR> <BR> just a hello or emoticon Tue, 30 Nov 2010 14:36:19 EST G & G Christmas A thru Z Advent Calendar Wed, 24 Nov 2010 23:47:36 EST Continuous Chest Compression CPR 6 minutes worth watching this could make you a lifesaver! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>-sarver-heart-centers-continuous-chest<BR>-compression-cpr </link> <BR> <BR> "... learning Continuous Chest Compression CPR, a hands-only CPR method that doubles a person’s chance of surviving cardiac arrest. It’s easy and does not require mouth-to-mouth contact, making it more likely bystanders will try to help ..." Thu, 18 Nov 2010 18:54:02 EST Happy November Congratulations to all Celebrating Birthdays, Wedding Anniversaries,Spark Anniversaries or any other occasion in November! Mon, 1 Nov 2010 10:00:53 EST Just a Thank you! I just wanted to pop in and say thank you to the Team Leaders for the Goodie. And it is my pleasure for posting the healthy tips. Wed, 27 Oct 2010 11:16:01 EST FILL IN A WORD 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 - <BR> <BR> 2. Something in your wardrobe - <BR> <BR> 3. Something in your fridge - ASPARAGUS <BR> <BR> 4. A mood - <B... Sun, 10 Oct 2010 21:38:40 EST I Need Support! Please read my blog, 10/9/10 - I NEED SUPPORT! Any suggestions, advice, etc is most appreciated. Sending lots of support, encouragment and hugs to my wonderful team. <BR> <BR> ~ Monika ~ <em>247</em> <em>223</em> <em>220</em> Sat, 9 Oct 2010 09:25:30 EST Happy October! For all celebrating in Oct. Have a Happy Birthday/ Anniversary/ Sparks Anniversary! <BR> <em>236</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>144</em> <em>236</em> Fri, 1 Oct 2010 10:50:53 EST NEW UPDATE ON BARBARA Talk to Barbara this evening <BR> <BR> As for Barbara Father in law is doing better and didnt get the MIL sick but since she isnt well, They didnt want to get her worst.. <BR> <BR> Please pray they still need the prayers and I will keep you updated when I get them... <BR> <BR> thanks for the prayers Dee <BR> Tue, 28 Sep 2010 23:26:36 EST October is National Walking Month October is National Walking Month! Each year Health Enhancement Systems sponsors Walktober, a national walking campaign. The Walktober website calls it an “inspiring program is designed to boost your energy and improve your health by making fitness walking a habit during October… and beyond.” <BR> <BR> There is a new Spark team called Walktober Sparkers. This group is for Sparkers who wish to find their Walktober Muse and enjoy this inspiring campaign in the spirit of laughter and per... Sun, 26 Sep 2010 13:12:18 EST Update on Barbara CrazygaGranny RIGHT NOW BARBARA AS YOU KNOW HAS HER HANDS FULL WITH HER MOTHER IN LAW SICK, BUT NOW SHE HAS HER FATHER IN LAW SICK,, SHE WILL TRY TO GET ON LINE SOON,, PRAYERS ARE NEED <BR> Wed, 22 Sep 2010 18:45:06 EST Seasons How is the change from summer to fall going to change your routine? <BR> <BR> Mine big change will be in seeing less of the grands, since they're back in school. Sun, 5 Sep 2010 10:42:31 EST Happy Birthday and Anniversary in Sept. Happy Birthday and Anniversary to all in Sept. <em>236</em> <em>410</em> <em>144</em> Thu, 2 Sep 2010 09:03:56 EST prayer request After just getting through the services for DH's mom yesterday, we got a call this morning that his dad passed away. (They were divorced) His wife found him this morning. He had a heart attack last night and died in his sleep. <BR> <BR> Sun, 29 Aug 2010 12:59:41 EST Grandma's hands - just sharing it with you all... GRANDMA'S HANDS <BR> <BR> Grandma, some ninety plus years, sat feebly on the patio bench.. She didn't move, just sat with her head down staring at her hands. <BR> <BR> When I sat down beside her she didn't acknowledge my presence and the longer I sat I wondered if she was OK. <BR> <BR> Finally, not really wanting to disturb her but wanting to check on her at the same time, I asked her if she was OK. She raised her head and looked at me and smiled. 'Yes, I'm fine, thank you for asking,' ... Mon, 23 Aug 2010 12:35:15 EST Happy Birthday Fellow August Birthdays! Happy Birthday Fellow August Birthdays! <em>236</em> <em>475</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>236</em> Sun, 1 Aug 2010 16:50:27 EST GG Before I eat <link><BR>t-christian-comedian-anita-renfroe </link> Thu, 29 Jul 2010 15:05:45 EST I need moral support & hugs from my teammates. I have had kinship custody of my 12-year old grandson, Austin, since September 1, 2009. This has been a busy and emotional two weeks with meetings in behalf of my dear grandson. I am having to make a choice between my grandson and his mother (my daughter). The choice is my grandson. I could use a lot of prayers on our behalf. I'm hoping to gain Guardianship custody of Austin next month. I truly don't believe my daughter will ever be ready to raise my grandson. We appear in court next month (8... Fri, 23 Jul 2010 10:07:08 EST GG Count down from 1,000,000 999,999 Sat, 17 Jul 2010 12:07:09 EST Hello all I know there are some new posting and all old ones and no one is using them .. thought you might want to see what is on the boards Fri, 16 Jul 2010 17:02:50 EST Happy Birthday in July Happy Birthday to all Born in July! Fri, 2 Jul 2010 08:11:30 EST New Born Babies! Today at lunchtime I visited two friends that were in the hospital with their newborn baby girls. One friend had her first baby, and the other friend had her second delivery twin girls. I was privleged to witness the joy of new life, the beginning of loving growing families! The baby girls themselves were precious, beautiful, amazing little angels! Is there anything better in this world than holding a newborn in your arms and staring down at their heavenly little face! I think there is nothin... Fri, 25 Jun 2010 19:57:02 EST Healthy Tip Healthy Tip - 6/4/2010 <BR> <BR> "Getting Healthy Step by Step" <BR> <BR> <BR> When changing your lifestyle habits from unhealthy <BR> habits to healthy habits, focus on progress not perfection. Fri, 4 Jun 2010 19:43:18 EST Happy Birthday to all born in June! Happy Birthday to all born in June! Tue, 1 Jun 2010 09:01:41 EST Vacation We'll be leaving on Friday to travel to Virginia for our youngest niece's wedding. I am a little unsettled over the fact that I won't be getting my daily exercise in for a few days and I will be faced with making decisions on what to eat as the food will be bought and prepared by someone else at the B&B where we are staying and also at my SIL's home where we'll be for a few days after the wedding. A little out of my control. <BR> <BR> I think that I can stay on track with the food, and I j... Wed, 19 May 2010 09:33:28 EST 2 words change one bell pepper Fri, 14 May 2010 21:06:18 EST Grandchildren A to Z Allan Fri, 14 May 2010 21:05:53 EST LET'S HAVE A PICNIC!!!! Summers coming!! <em>67</em> <BR> I say let's have a picnic! Let's all bring a dish..maybe we can even bring some new members and old ones along on this fantastic picnic to enjoy all the fun! <BR> What you say??? Now make it fun but try to make it healthy! You can even share recipes if you like! <BR> <BR> I'll start off with a huge fruit salad!!!! <BR> <BR> Please come and join me! <BR> <em>45</em> <em>289</em> <em>277</em> <em>491</em> <em>488</em> <BR> Fri, 14 May 2010 18:30:34 EST WHAT DO YOU HEAR AROUND YOU???? My grandson playing! Fri, 14 May 2010 18:20:15 EST TWO EMOTICONS ...CHANGE ONE ! <em>224</em> <em>220</em> Fri, 14 May 2010 18:19:01 EST HOW MANY POINTS TILL YOUR NEXT TROPHY? 4,682 Fri, 14 May 2010 18:17:40 EST HOW MANY POINTS DID YOU GET ON THE WHEEL TODAY? 3 Fri, 14 May 2010 18:16:46 EST May Wishes Happy Birthday Wishes to all born in May! <em>236</em> <em>144</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> Tue, 4 May 2010 08:49:48 EST G&G May Penny Game carryover 489.74 <BR> <BR> 5/1 points 142 <BR> total 142 <BR> <BR> in Jar 1.42 <BR> <BR> Sun, 2 May 2010 23:50:36 EST TELL SOMETHING INTERESTING ABOUT WHERE YOU LIVE! This can be about your State,hometown ...anyplace! <BR> <BR> I live in Georgia! The weather is hot welll,nice right now 75 at 11:00pm..looking for around 90 degrees tomorrow. That is a sneak peak! <em>211</em> Fri, 30 Apr 2010 22:52:13 EST THINGS IN YOUR FRIDGE! A......Z! THINGS IN YOUR FRIDGE! A......Z! <BR> <BR> APPLE JUICE <BR> Fri, 30 Apr 2010 22:46:58 EST QUICK! THE FIRST WORD THAT COMES IN YOUR MIND! Quick: What is the first word that comes in your mind? <BR> <BR> garage <BR> Fri, 30 Apr 2010 22:45:59 EST DID YOU READ A MEMBERS BLOG TODAY? Yes!I did! Not only does this give support and motivation; but we learn so many things from other people to help us on our journey! <BR> Read a blog today! Fri, 30 Apr 2010 22:42:33 EST DID YOU TRACK NUTRITION & FITNESS TODAY? Tracking your Nutrition and fitness is a crucial part of your program to help keep us on track. <BR> <BR> It is also one of our team goals! <BR> <BR> Did you track all your goals today? <BR> <BR> Yes! I track all my food and keep a close eye on my sodium count! Also all my fitness! I walked 7.2 miles today plus my cardio! <BR> Fri, 30 Apr 2010 22:27:35 EST WHAT NUMBER ARE YOU ON THE HUDDLE BOARD TODAY?? Every day when you Huddle; Come here and put in what number you were on the board! <BR> <BR> I was # 16 today! Fri, 30 Apr 2010 22:22:57 EST GRANDPARENTS WHAT MOTIVATED YOU TODAY? No matter what you like to write: was it your grandchild's smile, first step,a hug,graduation,..What ever it is...share it...Use this as bragging rights...motivation comes in many shapes and colors. <BR> Make your own master piece and share it with your friends! <BR> Fri, 30 Apr 2010 22:20:16 EST WooHoo - Check Out The New Team Icon! Luv it!! Fri, 30 Apr 2010 12:16:43 EST G G Bit of humor Perley Moore Buys a Truck <BR> <BR> There was a farmer, Perley Moore, who had recently bought <BR> <BR> a truck and found that the "basic price" was only the <BR> <BR> beginning. Once the salesman had added on all the extras -- <BR> <BR> towing package, toolbox, fifth-wheel attachment, etc. -- the <BR> <BR> price was quite a bit higher. Well, by a strange turn of <BR> <BR> fate, that same salesman stopped by Perley's farm one day to <BR> <BR> buy a cow. The dealer examined the herd, pi... Mon, 19 Apr 2010 23:09:28 EST I'm a newbie I'm am the proud mom of (3) children and (1) grandson. I currently have kinship custody of my grandson. I'm looking forward to meeting other proud grandparents. Sending greetings, moral support & hugs from St. Louis, MO. <BR> <BR> ~ Monika ~ Fri, 16 Apr 2010 00:24:19 EST Happy Easter and Passover <em>448</em> <em>451</em> <em>449</em> <em>453</em> <em>450</em> <em>452</em> <em>448</em> <em>451</em> <em>450</em> <BR> <BR> This was sent to me by email by Dr. David Jockers. I have permission to post his articles. So I am going to share this because I like what it has to say. And I believe in it. <BR> I wish everyone a wonderful holiday weekend. <BR> Take care and be Safe. <BR> HUGS <BR> EJ <BR> <BR> 1.Understanding that there are no accidents or coincidences, but that t... Sat, 3 Apr 2010 14:56:29 EST G&G April's Penny Jar the game is for one month the month of April, what you get for your day sparks points you put the money in a jar.. say today was 35 points you put 35 cents in the jar.... and it adds up.. Thu, 1 Apr 2010 01:25:23 EST APRIL ~~ 30 Days to a Greener Lifestyle! April 1 <BR> <BR> Recycle! Most people can recycle more than they do. Paper, magazines, cardboard, cereal boxes, glass, aluminum foil, cans and even grocery sacks should go in your bin, NOT in youur trash! Thu, 1 Apr 2010 00:17:55 EST If You Need A Laugh - This Should Do It! Laughter is healthy and good for the soul!! Another member left this on my blog today and it's the best laugh I've had in awhile!! <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Enjoy!!! Fri, 26 Mar 2010 10:57:45 EST New to Team... Hello everyone and thanks for the welcome. In December my son married a young lady who had the most adorable 17 month old son. He is now 20 months old and has completely stolen my heart. Guess that make me a grandma. :) <BR> I have been married for 26 years to my wonderful mister and I have 2 sons ages 24 & 23. They are both married so I have 2 beautiful daughters-in-law, both age 21. I worked in the school system for many years. Two years ago I "retired" and became our church secretar... Sun, 21 Mar 2010 17:17:34 EST Please read about Barbara SISter just finish reading a blog from a close friend to Barbara aka crazygagranny.. Here sister Ann past away early in the am ...funeral is on Monday.. please keep Barbara and her family in your prayers .. thanks Dee <BR> <BR> Sat, 20 Mar 2010 22:09:44 EST Moving. Starting a new life! After much harrassment from a new landlord for higher rent and less amenities, I've finally got the impetis to move out of this place I've lived in for over 15 years. <BR> <BR> My son Vinnie has invited me to live in his nearly finished "mother-in-law" suite in Wilmington, NC. That's a big difference from NJ but I'm very excited. I'll be with grandchildren I've only seen on holidays! <BR> <BR> There's a fenced in yard for my dogs although my cats will be going to a new home. The garden nee... Fri, 19 Mar 2010 10:02:13 EST No Post for a few days I am sorry to say but I will not post 31 healtier diet and quote of the day for a few days// Barbara went to see her sister who is in stage 4 cancer and I was in a bad car accident.. they had to cut me out of the car... I have no broken bones but just very sore and brusied..... Thu, 18 Mar 2010 23:38:04 EST Thank you for the goodie! Thank you for noticing about my fitness points and giving me the goodie. That was very sweet of you both. <BR> <BR> Mon, 8 Mar 2010 16:56:09 EST MESSAGE FROM COACH JEN Recently we've had a number of issues with members posting copyrighted information- primarily in their blogs. The original authors have been contacting us, asking that their work be removed, or properly cited, or in some instances they want to be paid for the fact that someone else is using it. <BR> <BR> I'm asking that you pass along this reminder to your teams: <BR> <BR> If you are going to post something on the boards or in your blog that someone else has written, you need to credit th... Fri, 5 Mar 2010 18:27:54 EST G&G 31 Days to a Healtier Diet <BR> 3/1 <BR> <BR> Keep a food <BR> diary. Before you <BR> can improve your diet, <BR> you have to know <BR> where you stand. <BR> Record everything you <BR> eat and drink for five <BR> days and use these <BR> tips to improve your <BR> diet a little bit each <BR> day. <BR> <BR> 3/2 <BR> <BR> Keep a food <BR> diary. Before you <BR> can improve your diet, <BR> you have to know <BR> where you stand. <BR> Record everything you <BR> eat and drink for five <BR> days and use these <BR> tips to i... Mon, 1 Mar 2010 23:05:40 EST GG MARCH PENNY JAR For all those who havent played this you add a penny a point you get in sparks each day and place it in a jar and when you need the money you can borrow from it too or carry over from month to month .,.,, Sun, 28 Feb 2010 23:16:24 EST Thank you <em>137</em> <em>126</em> <em>137</em> <em>126</em> <em>137</em> <em>126</em> <em>137</em> <em>126</em> <em>137</em> <BR> <BR> I just wanted to say thank you to Dee and Barbara for all they do for the team. Being a Leader takes a lot of time and effort to keep things going for everyone. And I appreciate all they do. I also would like to say thank you for the goodie. I think you both are pretty special people. Hugs to both of you. <BR> <em>137</em> <em>126</em> <em>137</em> ... Sun, 28 Feb 2010 20:57:48 EST evening snacks Hey everyone: By the way let me say thanks for all the input on this site. I really like the warmth I feel on here. <BR> I was wondering if any of you could help me out with one little glitch on this diet and exercise journey I have undertaken. I am doing well with watching what I eat and exercising but choosing the right kind of evening snack is sometimes difficult. <BR> Do any of you have any suggestions. I would appreciate any thoughts on the subject. Thanks. Mon, 15 Feb 2010 21:00:03 EST Pics of our grandkids Hi everyone. I was just curious to know given the name of this team, if we should add pics somewhere on this site or just to our profile. Thanks and I am very happy to be a member of such a prestigious group. <em>129</em> Sun, 14 Feb 2010 15:34:37 EST fish out of water hello I 'm a new to retirement and decide it's time to do something about my weigh.I need keep busy. Thu, 11 Feb 2010 12:03:27 EST GG___Daily Quote Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment. <BR> - Jim Rohn Mon, 1 Feb 2010 23:18:05 EST GG___FEB PENNY JAR carryover 360.44 <BR> <BR> 2/1 <BR> pts 142 <BR> total 142 <BR> <BR> Jar 1.42 Mon, 1 Feb 2010 20:37:48 EST Any Weekend Plans? We will have Conner (9) for a sleepover & probably movies in front of the fireplace with something cooking in the crockpot as the weather does what it will about you? Fri, 29 Jan 2010 08:40:05 EST Give A Goodie Game 1058 Thu, 28 Jan 2010 23:13:27 EST A exciting journey I am doing The Spark 28 day program. Does anyone have any suggestions? I am looking forward to learning to live healthier and become fitter. Mon, 25 Jan 2010 19:12:23 EST Hello Sorry I didn't mean to start a whole new one. I don't see a way to delete it. Thu, 7 Jan 2010 11:02:01 EST MAKE A PLEDGE TO WALK THIS MONTH! The choice is yours! Make a pledge to walk miles this month! It can be outside,inside anywhere! <BR> <BR> If you normally walk 2 miles a day; push a little harder! Make this pledge for YOU! <BR> <BR> see how close you can come to your goal this month! <BR> <BR> I usually walk 6 miles a day. so I am going to pledge 7 miles a day! <BR> <BR> So my pledge will be 217 miles for January! <BR> <BR> Who's with me? <BR> <BR> Barbara <BR> Fri, 1 Jan 2010 07:26:10 EST HOW MANY CALORIES DID YOU BURN TODAY? Okay now is the time to throw it all out here for the world to see! <BR> <BR> Not only track your exercise ..but log your calories burned here every day! Let's see those numbers! <BR> <BR> Let's get motivated in 2010! Walk,skip,hula,dance,shovel what ever it takes. let's see those numbers rack up during the month of January while the pounds go down! <BR> <BR> So let's go team! How many calories did you burn today? <BR> <BR> Barbara <BR> Fri, 1 Jan 2010 07:24:12 EST 31 DAYS TO UNBREAKABLE RESOLUTIONS ¨ ) ..•*¨) -:¦:- <BR> (. ;.•.&#9829;FRIDAY <BR> (¸.•´( -:¦:- &#9829; &#9829;-:¦:- <BR> ¸.•*¨)HAPPY NEW -:¦:YEAR- :¦: :¦: <BR> ¸.•*¨)JANUARY -:¦:- <BR> ¸.•*¨) -1ST:¦:- <BR> -:¦:- -:¦:- -:¦:- <BR> <BR> <BR> Happy New Year! <BR> If you haven't yet <BR> settled on your top <BR> goals for the year, do so <BR> today. Writing down <BR> your goals (in specific <BR> terms) means you're <BR> more likely to achieve <BR> them. <BR> Fri, 1 Jan 2010 07:17:36 EST GG Jan Penny Jar For those who do not know how to play ,,with the points you earn is spark each day goes in a jar and we keep count... you can also spend it as you need it or save for something big <BR> <BR> carryover o <BR> <BR> today points <BR> total pts <BR> total Jan $.00 <BR> Thu, 31 Dec 2009 23:53:27 EST Thank you so much! Dee & Barbara, thank you so much for the team goodie. I'm just getting into this goodie giving and I love it. <BR> <BR> You two are doing such an amazing job. Thank you for your efforts and dedication. <BR> <BR> Have a happy and healthy New Year. <BR> <BR> Nancy Tue, 29 Dec 2009 07:21:56 EST Merry Christmas My present to you is no posting today . For all those who are celebrating,, Merry Christmas, and for all those who are not celebrating I wish you a blessed day.. today and tomorrow I will not be posting..... but please login your points and also huddle.. <BR> <BR> <BR> Merry Christmas <BR> Wed, 23 Dec 2009 23:11:09 EST DAILY CHAT! COME ON IN! Good Morning! <BR> I do hope all are warm and cozy this morning! The snow seems to have visited quite a few this week end! <BR> <BR> Our temperature did drop some but nothing compared to what most of you are experiencing!My little 30 degrees this morning and a high of 58 today, I am sure would be a pleasant welcome to so many today! <BR> <BR> Stay warm and safe if you have to be on the roads today! <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> Barbara Mon, 21 Dec 2009 12:22:28 EST Coach Jen <BR> Hello Everyone! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I wanted to give a brief overview of what our Team forums should be used for, both for those new to the group and as a reminder to those who've been around for awhile. This time of year is very busy for all of us, and SP's expert resources are very limited. So it's important we all use our time wisely. <BR> <BR> <BR> If you have questions about your own program or someone on one of your Teams has a question about theirs, they should be posted i... Sat, 19 Dec 2009 22:44:28 EST Email points Does anyone ever get all 50 email points? How does that happen? Sat, 19 Dec 2009 21:40:46 EST GET TO KNOW YOU GAME...CAN BE FUNNY OR SILLY..(: The rules are this: You must answer honestly. You only answer if you want to, and only the most recent question (you can answer prior questions in the same post as the most recent question). You must then ASK a question. Nothing perverted, or identity compromising is allowed,other sensitive topics. Keep it fun! <BR> <BR> So, I will start the first question!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> What is your favorite season and why? <BR> Sat, 19 Dec 2009 12:55:37 EST Sharon/s punky521 & Cheryl/cjeannem Hello, Sharon has received an unbelievable number of notes and gifts from you all. If the flowers were real there wouldn't be space in the room for us. <BR> I read everyone to her and they really touched her heart. It did more good than you might think. She isn't allowed to leave the rest home because of her seizures. I feel that this was a way for her to take part in things she had to miss. <BR> Many thanks and God Bless, <BR> Sharon/Spunky521 <BR> ... Sun, 13 Dec 2009 16:03:07 EST We are still Friends! Hello Spark Friends. I'm sorry to say that I am going to be leaving this team but only for a few months. I have lots going on right now and cannot keep up. I have to many teams and I am not able to spend as much time on here as I would like. I will still see you all on the other teams we are on together. <BR> <BR> Wishing you all the best and good luck in reaching your goals. <BR> <BR> I hope you all have a Very Merry Christmas and I hope Santa brings you just what you hoped for this year.... Sat, 12 Dec 2009 11:55:56 EST 2 TRUTHS / 1 LIE CAN YOU PICK THE LIE? 1. Unemployment is down <BR> <BR> 2. Protein is necessary to build bones <BR> <BR> 3. Wonder bread uses high quality ingredient's Sun, 6 Dec 2009 12:57:09 EST Unscramble the word!! I will give you a scrambled up word, figure it out and you give the next word. Brain Teaser <BR> <BR> olusdhre <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Fri, 4 Dec 2009 18:40:25 EST RECIPE BOOK...SHARE SOME..BORROW SOME! <em>445</em> <em>446</em> TUESDAY**DECEMBER 1ST <em>445</em> <em>446</em> <BR> <BR> HAPPY DECEMBER TEAM! <BR> <BR> I gather most have their Christmas shopping all done! ( like DEE) As for me , well we won't discuss things like that today! <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> I had rather talk about health good food recipes! I will try to post a recipe daily. I hope you will join in and post your favorite recipes to share with the team! <BR> If you have special needs,or special taste,let us know! Ev... Tue, 1 Dec 2009 08:46:11 EST DAILY LOG IN & POINTS UNTIL NEXT TROPHY!!!!! Okay team, Let's get those daily log-in points from the wheel and watch those points go down for our next trophy! <BR> <BR> Remember the more points you get everyday the more points you knock off on the total on your trophy total! <BR> <BR> Let's make December a Good month! <BR> <BR> Barbara Tue, 1 Dec 2009 01:47:59 EST WHICH HAD YOU RATHER HAVE? Answer the question, then ask one of your own. <BR> <BR> It can be about food,animals,household items,anything! <BR> <BR> I'll start it off with... <BR> <BR> Apples or grapes Tue, 1 Dec 2009 01:39:31 EST GG----31 days to Healthier Holidays Take inventory. <BR> Identify all the <BR> situations (office <BR> parties, mall food <BR> courts, family <BR> gatherings) that make <BR> it difficult for you to <BR> eat healthy during the <BR> holiday season. Make a <BR> plan for staying on <BR> track in every <BR> situation. Mon, 30 Nov 2009 23:33:55 EST GG - Dec Money Jar Lets count those pennies Mon, 30 Nov 2009 22:53:18 EST Winter fun A thru Z Arcade games Sun, 29 Nov 2009 23:27:37 EST GIVE YOUR SUGGESTIONS FOR OUR TEAM! Here is your chance to make a difference in your team! <BR> Post what you would like to see on the threads! <BR> What type of games you would like to participate in this coming month! <BR> Challenges; do you like daily challenges? Or monthly or both! Have any other suggestions? <BR> <BR> This is your chance to let us know what you like and dislike! So let's hear it team! <BR> <BR> Barbara <BR> Sat, 28 Nov 2009 16:14:30 EST WHEN DO YOU OPEN CHRISTMAS PRESENTS D0 YOU OPEN YOUR PRESENTS CHRISTMAS EVE OR CHRISTMAS MORNING? Sat, 28 Nov 2009 15:19:19 EST What is the best present you ever rec'd. A car Fri, 27 Nov 2009 16:34:14 EST Mini Challenge NOV 27 Enjoy , be safe and if going out early be careful shopping <BR> <BR> write your excerise here today Thu, 26 Nov 2009 22:57:07 EST TO ALL Hello everyone, Would like to wish everyone who celebrates a Happy thanksgiving and Hope you have a safe and happy one... <BR> <BR> For those who do not celebrate I am wishing you a great and happy day ... Wed, 25 Nov 2009 23:25:56 EST Latest cute saying from your grandchi d....... Latest Hanna"ism" (5)...she asked how could she have 4 grandmothers....hmmm well there are grandmother's then which point Hanna said..."which ones are the fake grandmas?" Wed, 25 Nov 2009 19:41:23 EST Are you traveling to another state? I'm kids live right here close...I am very blessed....Let us know where you are off to & how you are traveling! Tue, 24 Nov 2009 09:32:32 EST MINI CHALLENGE NOV 21- 22 Out of your busy weekend please take time out for you ...PAMPER yourself for a little bit this weekend.. take a walk, go to a movie, ride a bike , read a book.. just take some time for you ENJOY <BR> <BR> Sat, 21 Nov 2009 01:17:12 EST What Would You Like 4 Christmas-Dream On I would likw to drive again. Fri, 20 Nov 2009 08:30:13 EST Christmas Decorations Name a decoration (inside or out), food eaten, etc. Thu, 19 Nov 2009 23:11:43 EST BUILD A STORY Every poster add a word or two to the sentence, Or if need be, start a new line. Thu, 19 Nov 2009 21:31:27 EST Arizona vacation home or condo anyone? We are looking for a rental for Jan. and Feb. in either Lake Havasu or Tuscon. We probably would be open to other areas as well. Can anyone help us? Susan Thu, 19 Nov 2009 08:13:08 EST HOW MANY POINTS UNTIL YOUR NEXT TROPHY?? 1180 Sat, 14 Nov 2009 06:53:03 EST LOG IN POINTS and EMOTICON 4 <em>244</em> Sat, 14 Nov 2009 06:50:14 EST Mini Challenge Nov 13 I would like to start something new... and it will not always be on diet and excerise.. <BR> <BR> Today I would like everyone to share a recipe that is their favorite..... <BR> <BR> I love Lemon garlic chicken <BR> <BR> I get a large roasting pan , <BR> wash and cut of excess skin, leave some on because it will be dry, <BR> garlic cloves piece chop <BR> lemon juice I just pour and let sit in refrig for a few hours <BR> <BR> than I add oregano, basil, garlic powder, paparika <BR> and pu... Fri, 13 Nov 2009 01:23:05 EST What is for Dinner tonight??? I am going to make bake chicken with lemon and garlic with brown rice with veggies broccoli, carrots, cauliflower and a salad....... Fri, 13 Nov 2009 01:11:45 EST Doing Right These questions were in today's Healthy Reflection. They impressed me so much that I wanted to share them. Pick one topic and let us know what you did and how you felt about doing it. <BR> <BR> 1) Do one thing today that shows the world what you believe. <BR> <BR> 2) Do one thing that you know is right. <BR> <BR> 3) Do one thing that would make your hero smile. Sun, 8 Nov 2009 11:23:25 EST Give a Goddie game I play this game on another team and it's a great way to get to know others by visiting each others spark page and giving support and encouragement to other members. <BR> <BR> Each person posts the next number in order. If the number contains two or three of the same number, you give a sparkgoodie to someone on this team. For expample: if you get 11, 44, 141, 2443 etc. you would give a goodie. <BR> <BR> Have fun and get to know others! Tue, 3 Nov 2009 17:43:07 EST