SparkPeople Christian Women Over Fifty Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=7542 Hello and a very warm welcome to YOU! We are so happy that you decided to join us and hope that you will find us to be a caring, supportive and an encouraging team. SparkPeople Christian Women Over Fifty Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=7542 CWO50 log in points - JANUARY 2020 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7542x72897336 HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE <BR> <BR> 5 + 3 + 1000 SPARKPOINTS Thu, 2 Jan 2020 16:59:52 EST new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7542x72606130 First day here. A grateful believer in Jesus &amp; a grandma of 6. Fri, 8 Nov 2019 19:38:55 EST Hello out there in SparkLand. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7542x72507998 I am glad to be here and hope to be able to interact with many on this site. About myself? I am a saved-by-grace follower of Jesus. Beyond that, I have a long and complicated story just as many others do. The short version is that 15 years ago I started on a journey to change myself (my first blog post explains most of it) and lost 215 pounds. In the years since I have gained back just over 50. Five days ago I found this site, joined and began my journey again. Wed, 23 Oct 2019 08:07:49 EST new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7542x72452864 Ruthann, born again believer; made a child of God through the blood of Jesus Christ. <BR> I love Christian team . I may not get to be here as often as I wish for I am leader of Team Bible Study on Revelation. All welcome to join if you have time. <BR> Also I am now active member of another team that I started. <BR> <BR> Hugs and best wishes to all. Sun, 13 Oct 2019 17:34:11 EST Just found this team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7542x72315005 Greetings all. I look forward to being a part of this team. I am an American living in Suriname, South America. My husband and I are missionaries here, since 1982. I like linking up with Christians everywhere! May the Lord bless you all just in the way you need to be blessed today, Fri, 20 Sep 2019 04:15:42 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7542x72240150 Hi, I've returned to Sparkpeople after being away since 2011. I've gained back what I lost and I'm determined to lose it again. Life has been rough the last few years, but God is bringing us through it. I'm married, we have a Son and Grandson. Fri, 6 Sep 2019 15:38:30 EST Greetings from Evanston Wyoming! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7542x72134713 Hello! I've been off of SparkPeople for over a year, but I miss the camaraderie I get here, so I'm back! I'm determined to reach my goals! I'm down 36 pounds, and have 20-30 more to go! <BR> I'm in my mid-50s, and I have Hypothyroidism. It makes it slower for sure! Following a nutrition system and exercising have turned things around for sure! Previously I spent about 10 years tryng everything and gaining about 5 pounds a year! Ouch. I'm so thankful to be down 35 pounds! <BR> <BR> My... Mon, 19 Aug 2019 20:16:25 EST CWO50 log in points - MAY 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7542x71469719 2 + 7 Wed, 1 May 2019 15:53:10 EST Greetings! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7542x71382907 Hello! <BR> Just recently diagnosed with pre-diabetes and need to make some changes. The Lord knows my struggles. <BR> Recently bought a treadmill (no excuses now) and have been reading about eating a low glycemic index type diet. My first prediabetic meeting through my health care will be next weej. <BR> <BR> Coming back to Sparkpeople after about 10 years... Wed, 17 Apr 2019 21:11:50 EST CWO50 log in points - APRIL 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7542x71279065 20 + 7 Mon, 1 Apr 2019 16:39:10 EST CWO50 log in points - MARCH 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7542x71085056 10 + 3 Fri, 1 Mar 2019 15:31:32 EST CWO50 log in points - FEBRUARY 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7542x70915253 SORRY I FORGOT THIS YESTERDAY.. <BR> <BR> 7 + 25. Sat, 2 Feb 2019 14:55:17 EST Hi Everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7542x70903919 59 year old widow, starting over new town, looking for a new job, new church, and hopefully a new me. Thu, 31 Jan 2019 21:49:01 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7542x70785768 I am so pleased to have found this group! I am Christian woman, 54 yrs old, live in OK, married with 3 adult children, teach Kindergarten and need to shed some pounds and get in better shape. I have been a member of SP for several years but I have not been active for quite some time. I am looking for some encouragement and friendship as i begin this new journey. <em>524</em> Sun, 13 Jan 2019 22:35:22 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7542x70726578 New to this group. Coming back to SparkPeople after a long absence. Looking forward to getting and receiving support! Sat, 5 Jan 2019 08:42:59 EST New to group, returning to SP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7542x70712456 My name is Jules &amp; I'm happy to meet you. I'm having a thankful Thursday &amp; wishing you the same! Thu, 3 Jan 2019 06:57:31 EST CWO50 log in points - JANUARY 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7542x70697507 Happy New Year everyone... <BR> <BR> 2 + 7 Tue, 1 Jan 2019 07:46:39 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7542x70581670 I am a 50 year old with 2 kids - 15 and 13. I work FT running a software company in Boston. My husband works PT and does all the taxi service stuff. <BR> <BR> I lost a lot of weight with Sparkpeople about 10 years ago and want to replicate the same experience but stay with it this time! I only have a few years left with the kids and want to them to be as great as they can be - healthy and happy. Mon, 10 Dec 2018 11:31:54 EST CWO50 - weekly weigh in - DECEMBER 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=674x7542x70523479 Off we go again....last month of this year...DECEMBER. <BR> <BR> Target weight: 145 - 151 <BR> <BR> Starting weight 149 Sat, 1 Dec 2018 14:10:17 EST CWO50 log in points - DECEMBER http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7542x70523407 5 + 7 Sat, 1 Dec 2018 13:52:21 EST Hello ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7542x70459312 Hi everyone, just getting started, this seemed the "BEST" group to join ;) Mon, 19 Nov 2018 23:13:17 EST Hi Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7542x70392546 Hi Team: <BR> I'm definitely not new to spark. I'm a married, self-employed mom with two teenagers (one just started college, one in high school). I started the mom thing a bit late so no grandkids here for quite a while I'm sure. Hubby has had some pretty scary health stuff that he was born with - we found that out the hard way, so there have been times where I'm the primary provider for the family and sometimes the only driver. I had done well at keeping fit and maintaining a reasonable ... Wed, 7 Nov 2018 23:26:49 EST CWO50 log in points - NOVEMBER http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7542x70353852 2 + 5 Thu, 1 Nov 2018 12:09:17 EST CWO50 - FITNESS MINUTES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=674x7542x70353721 Ladies this is a new challenge to keep us moving throughout the month of NOVEMBER. <BR> <BR> Please don't think you need to be at the gym...we can count all activities. <BR> <BR> Walking, cleaning the house, swimming, walking the dog, gardening etc. <BR> <BR> During this month you need to list your minutes and keep a running total so you know on the last day on the month how much you've moved!!! <BR> <BR> <em>311</em> <em>200</em> <em>108</em> <em>324</em> <em>237</em> Thu, 1 Nov 2018 11:42:17 EST CWO50 - weekly weigh in - NOVEMBER 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=674x7542x70353623 Off we go again....NOVEMBER, another month closer to 2019!! <BR> <BR> Thu, 1 Nov 2018 11:28:24 EST For my loved ones......... (so many of them) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=636x7542x70306487 Good morning CWOF. I would just like to ask for prayer of healing and comfort for my loved ones who have experienced the loss of a loved one in the past year. <BR> <BR> My great friend lost her husband to a massive heart attack <BR> My beautiful niece lost her AMAZING husband, father of two wonderful babies, in a horrible car accident. <BR> My SUNSHINE (one of my BFF's) lost her mother to caner. <BR> My amazing son and his beautiful wife lost their baby boy Jacob. Such a heartbreak for us... Wed, 24 Oct 2018 14:30:45 EST Hi everyone :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7542x70301164 Hello new friends, <BR> I'm not new to sparkpoeple but I've been away for a very long time. I hope to be back stronger and better than ever this time. I hope to lose 55 lbs in the next few months and maybe gain the support and encouragement from 55 new friends. Sounds like a great trade off. I hope you all are well and having a very blessed day. Tue, 23 Oct 2018 18:18:21 EST CWO50 - weekly weigh in - OCTOBER 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=674x7542x70169613 Off we go again....OCTOBER, another month closer to 2019!! <BR> <BR> Mon, 1 Oct 2018 08:47:14 EST CWO50 log in - OCTOBER http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7542x70169571 2 + 3 Mon, 1 Oct 2018 08:43:10 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7542x70012070 Hi everyone. I'm new here. Been on Sparkpeople on and off for years now. Starting all over again on my weight loss journey . Thought to myself . ..I'm a Christian so I need a Christian group. Let's face it we approach things differently . I'm trusting the Lord to help me with this. <BR> Hope to get to know some of you and help you as you help me. Mon, 3 Sep 2018 09:45:16 EST CWO50 - weekly weigh in - SEPTEMBER 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=674x7542x70002035 New month edging towards the end of the year...SEPTEMBER. <BR> <BR> Target member range 142 - 148 <BR> <BR> Starting weight: 146.5 <BR> <BR> Just going on holiday 9 -19th September <em>298</em> <em>67</em> Sat, 1 Sep 2018 14:35:14 EST CWO50 log in - September http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7542x70001958 7 + 5 Sat, 1 Sep 2018 14:19:13 EST Hi, new here from TX http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7542x69994699 Hi, I'm Meredith. I'm trying to get motivated to make some changes and get restarted on the weight loss journey. I was going well last winter but had some major stressers and have gained back what I lost unfortunately. I am now trying to refocus and get things going again. <BR> <BR> I have had 4 girls- 22, 20, 15, and 9. January we found out my 20 year old died suddenly in her dorm room, the autopsy couldn't determine a cause of death. So much of this year we have been dealing with the... Fri, 31 Aug 2018 09:50:10 EST CWO50 - weekly weigh in - August 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=674x7542x69771668 Off we go again doing our best! <BR> <BR> <em>249</em> <em>193</em> <em>198</em> <em>104</em> Wed, 1 Aug 2018 16:17:15 EST CWO50 log in - August http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7542x69771635 7 + 7 Wed, 1 Aug 2018 16:11:44 EST CWO50 - weekly weigh in - July 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=674x7542x69344933 Off we go again for the month of JULY!! Sun, 1 Jul 2018 15:34:43 EST CWO50 log in - July http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7542x69344906 7 + 7 Sun, 1 Jul 2018 15:29:20 EST CWO50 - weekly weigh in - June 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=674x7542x69168047 Onto another month ladies.... <BR> <BR> Target member: range 142 - 148 <BR> <BR> Starting weight 143 <BR> <BR> June 1 <BR> June 8 <BR> June 15 <BR> June 22 <BR> June 29 <BR> Sun, 3 Jun 2018 15:34:08 EST CWO50 log in - June http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7542x69162779 7 + 5 Sat, 2 Jun 2018 15:23:55 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7542x69007235 I am new to the group. I have been on and off SP for a few years now. I guess just making excuses as to why I quit.No more excuses...I am determined to make this time count. However, I do need lots of prayers <em>30</em> <em>303</em> Sun, 6 May 2018 14:31:16 EST New to Group.... Returning to SP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7542x69006599 I'm back to SP and ready to lose this last 20-25 pounds. I'm 59 years old and teach kindergarten at a Christian school. I'm glad to be returning, and am looking for a group with which to share life. :) Sun, 6 May 2018 12:01:31 EST CWO50 - weekly weigh in - May 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=674x7542x68976633 Onto another month ladies.... <BR> <BR> Target member: range 145 - 151 <BR> <BR> Starting weight 145 <BR> <BR> May 4 <BR> May 11 <BR> May 18 <BR> May 25 Tue, 1 May 2018 14:13:01 EST CWO50 log in - MAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7542x68976573 5+ 5 Tue, 1 May 2018 14:07:44 EST Prayer for family http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=636x7542x68976116 Last Friday, April 27, my sister in-law's mother, Hilda, died. She was 91. Today in the morning is the visitation, then this afternoon there will be a gravesite service. <BR> <BR> It is a sad day, yet a happy one. Hilda is no longer suffering. She did die peacefully at her home with family around her. I'm already starting to cry. <BR> <BR> She lived close by, and I wish I had gone to see her more and get to know her better. <BR> I am believing that she had excepted Christ as her Savior when... Tue, 1 May 2018 12:23:10 EST Hello from Colorado http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7542x68868948 Hello everyone. My name is Kara. I just turned 50, have 3 grown children, single for 20 years, work the graveyard shift and for the first time....taking care of me! I'm excited to be here and looking forward to get to know you and interact with this team. Fri, 13 Apr 2018 01:57:24 EST CWO50 - weekly weigh in - April 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=674x7542x68793592 New month...fresh start!! <BR> <BR> I'm a Slimming World target member and obliged to weigh in at least once every 8 weeks, that's why I don't weigh every week. <BR> Target range 145 - 151 <BR> <BR> Starting weight 150 <BR> <BR> April 6 <BR> April 13 <BR> April 20 <BR> April 27 <BR> Sun, 1 Apr 2018 10:27:24 EST CWO50 log in - April http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7542x68793568 5 + 3 Sun, 1 Apr 2018 10:21:23 EST CWO50 log in - March http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7542x68601606 2 + 5 Thu, 1 Mar 2018 12:08:20 EST CWO50 - weekly weigh in - March 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=674x7542x68601522 I'm a Slimming World target member and obliged to weigh in at least once every 8 weeks, that's why I don't weigh every week. <BR> Target range 145 - 151 <BR> <BR> Starting weight 150.5 <BR> <BR> March 2 - snow day no group <BR> March 9 - went to group but didn't weigh <BR> March 16 <BR> March 23 <BR> March 30 <BR> Thu, 1 Mar 2018 11:55:07 EST Prayer needed, please http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=636x7542x68551529 On March 9 I am due to have a 12 hour massive hernia surgery with a great risk of complications due to obesity and diabetes. I also suffer from MS. Please pray for the Drs who will be operating that God will guide their hands and all their decisions. Also pray against infection and other complications. Living on protein drinks til then to build my stamina. Pray that God will have the victory in this. What a testimony I will have after this is all said and done! Thank you. Wed, 21 Feb 2018 18:00:39 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7542x68485493 Hi, I’m TL. I just joined your group. Glory to Jesus Christ. Sun, 11 Feb 2018 17:36:52 EST CWO50 log in - February http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7542x68419842 2 + 5 Thu, 1 Feb 2018 15:54:05 EST CWO50 - weekly weigh in - February 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=674x7542x68419824 Off we go again...new month of February. <BR> <BR> Hopefully getting back to group tomorrow... <BR> <BR> I'm a Slimming World target member and obliged to weigh in at least once every 8 weeks, that's why I don't weigh every week. <BR> Target range 145 - 151 <BR> <BR> Starting weight 149 <BR> <BR> Feb 2 <BR> Feb 9 <BR> Feb 16 <BR> Feb 23 Thu, 1 Feb 2018 15:48:17 EST Just joined http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7542x68353062 Hello, my name is Kathy and I am 57 years young, and just joined this group. <BR> Mon, 22 Jan 2018 14:03:01 EST CWO50 log in - January 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7542x68206870 20 + 5 Mon, 1 Jan 2018 15:08:24 EST CWO50 - weekly weigh in - January 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=674x7542x68206854 Off we go again...new year 2018!! <BR> <BR> I'm a Slimming World target member and obliged to weigh in at least once every 8 weeks, that's why I don't weigh every week. <BR> Target range 145 - 151 <BR> <BR> Starting weight 149 <BR> <BR> I'm not at all well at the moment so not sure if I will get to group this month? Mon, 1 Jan 2018 15:04:22 EST New member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7542x68092442 Hello, I'm Lynda and I am 54 years old. Been noticing how hard it is lately to burn off those extra pounds since I'm a little older. Let's keep encouraging others and help each other with the stresses of being in our age group haha. Best to all! Tue, 12 Dec 2017 10:50:22 EST CWO50 - weekly weigh in - DECEMBER http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=674x7542x68045865 Off we go again...the very LAST month until the end of 2017!! <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> Let's try for more progress this month of DECEMBER!! <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> <em>386</em> <em>224</em> Mon, 4 Dec 2017 14:57:29 EST CWO50 log in - DECEMBER http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7542x68033824 3 + 5 Sat, 2 Dec 2017 16:04:14 EST CWO50 - weekly weigh in - NOVEMBER http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=674x7542x67834619 Off we go again...and with only 2 months until the end of 2017!! <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> Let's try for more progress this month of NOVEMBER!! <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> <em>386</em> <em>224</em> Wed, 1 Nov 2017 17:59:10 EST CWO50 log in - NOVEMBER http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7542x67834448 5 + 3 Wed, 1 Nov 2017 17:16:29 EST Worship music FYI http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7542x67663096 2 things I thought I'd share. <BR> 1. There is a "Bethel music" channel on Pandora if you haven't found it. It's really good. <BR> 2. You might check your library to see if they have Freegal and if they do, there's some great christian worship and popular music there. With my library, we get 5 free downloads x week. That has built up to hundreds of free songs over the years. You can burn the songs to cd's using iTunes or another program and then listen in the car or whatever. Thu, 5 Oct 2017 14:30:33 EST CWO50 log in - OCTOBER http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7542x67636774 7 + 7 Sun, 1 Oct 2017 13:43:46 EST CWO50 WEEKLY WEIGH IN OCTOBER http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=674x7542x67636697 Off we go again...and with only 3 months until the end of 2017!! <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> Let's try for more progress this month of OCTOBER!! <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> <em>386</em> <em>224</em> Sun, 1 Oct 2017 13:31:51 EST SEPTEMBER WEEKLY WEIGH IN http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=674x7542x67458687 Off we all go again, just doing our best for another month...the year is whizzing past now!! <BR> Fri, 1 Sep 2017 16:32:46 EST CWO50 log in - September http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7542x67458583 Good start <BR> <BR> 20 + 7 Fri, 1 Sep 2017 16:14:12 EST New to Group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7542x67346978 Good morning! My name is Kara and I'm here to try and get myself healthy. I am about to turn 50 (New Year's Eve) and from beautiful Colorado. I have been divorced for 20 years. Have 3 grown children. I love the Lord and am learning how to have a relationship with Him. I work in the hotel industry overnights so that messes up my body even more. I'm looking forward to getting to know you. Thank you for allowing me to join this group. Sun, 13 Aug 2017 14:01:25 EST CWO50 log in - August http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7542x67275314 7 + 5 Tue, 1 Aug 2017 13:59:04 EST AUGUST WEEKLY WEIGH IN http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=674x7542x67273690 OK so it's August...already!!! Where is this year going? <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> I know I want to see some progress this month so let's do our best!! <BR> <BR> <em>224</em> <em>216</em> <em>550</em> <em>334</em> Tue, 1 Aug 2017 10:05:40 EST JULY WEEKLY WEIGH IN http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=674x7542x67100344 JULY WEEKLY WEIGH IN <BR> <BR> <BR> JULY 3RD- 200 Mon, 3 Jul 2017 11:58:29 EST CWO50 log in - June http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7542x66913472 2 + 10 Thu, 1 Jun 2017 11:26:24 EST CWO50 - weekly weigh in - June http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=674x7542x66913437 Off we go again trying our best. <BR> <BR> Thu, 1 Jun 2017 11:20:12 EST CWO50 - May Weekly Weigh in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=674x7542x66730125 On we go to the month of May. <BR> <BR> Please list your dates and come back every week to update. Mon, 1 May 2017 14:46:10 EST CWO50 - May log in points http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7542x66730099 5 + 5 Mon, 1 May 2017 14:42:43 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7542x66623213 I'm new to Spark, a Christian and over 50 (56!) so this looks like the right team for me! Fri, 14 Apr 2017 16:02:01 EST CWO50 - April Weekly Weigh in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=674x7542x66545384 Off we go again... <BR> <BR> I weigh in Fridays <BR> <BR> April 7 <BR> April 14 <BR> April 21 <BR> April 28 Sun, 2 Apr 2017 16:28:10 EST CWO50 - April log in points 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7542x66541534 10 &amp; 5 Sun, 2 Apr 2017 00:28:13 EST Laura Story new CD, Open Hands http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=636x7542x66385027 Need encouragement? Need songs to praise? This entire album is lovely. One that caught my attention was about moms passing their faith on to their kids. Another was about Grace. Not a bad song on this collection- pretty unusual for me to find. Listen to them on youtube, you'll be blessed!!! <em>104</em> Wed, 8 Mar 2017 01:39:58 EST CWO50 - March Weekly Weigh in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=674x7542x66346315 Off we go again....do your best!! <BR> <BR> Please list your dates and come back EVERY WEEK to update!! <em>304</em> Thu, 2 Mar 2017 16:06:43 EST CWO50 - March log in points http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7542x66337428 5 + 5 + 8 Wed, 1 Mar 2017 12:06:39 EST Emmanuel, God with us http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=636x7542x66199903 No it is not December... the time of year we hear, Emmanuel, God with us, mentioned a lot. But God, like all his promises, is still with us in Feb. So thankful for specific answered prayers of friends and loved ones in the past few days. Provision of fire wood, unexpected gifts of money to buy propane, even a car. Just when the bottom seems to be hit. It encourages me to go on, to ask, to seek his face. Thank you Lord! Thu, 9 Feb 2017 14:49:03 EST CWO50 - FEBRUARY Weekly Weigh in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=674x7542x66170699 Sorry I'm late starting the weigh in thread for February....I've been on holiday! <BR> <BR> Everyone is welcome here to weigh in weekly. Please list your dates and come back every week to update. Choose your own weigh in day too. <BR> Wishing everyone a successful month. <BR> <BR> <em>193</em> <em>381</em> <em>386</em> <em>594</em> <em>285</em> <em>104</em> Sun, 5 Feb 2017 16:38:05 EST CWO50 - February log in 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7542x66144607 3 &amp; 3 &amp; 42 Wed, 1 Feb 2017 22:43:18 EST CWO50 weekly weigh in January 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=674x7542x65908589 Thanks to those who joined us during 2016....we post every month so please join us at any time. <BR> <BR> List your dates and come back to update weekly as you weigh in. Sun, 1 Jan 2017 17:37:17 EST CWO50 - January log in 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7542x65908423 3 + 3 + 38 Sun, 1 Jan 2017 17:13:10 EST CWO50 Weekly Weigh in - December 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=674x7542x65716913 Last month of DECEMBER is here....lets give it our best shot and finish the year STRONG!! <BR> Let's do our <em>285</em> <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> <em>386</em> <em>250</em> <em>252</em> <em>104</em> <em>285</em> <em>220</em> Thu, 1 Dec 2016 16:47:07 EST CWO50 - December log in points http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7542x65716730 10 + 25 + 19 Thu, 1 Dec 2016 16:06:22 EST Hi from the UK! Doing the Lord's Table course http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7542x65632272 Just want to introduce myself... <BR> <BR> I'm 53, a born again Christian, and I live in the UK. <BR> My goal weight is 10 st 10 (150 pounds) <BR> <BR> I guess I'm around 15 st 5 (215 pounds) but I'll find out for sure in the morning. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow I'm starting the Lord's Table Course with a "normal" day and a "half day" on Sunday. <BR> <BR> I want to blog about it all. Probably not daily, but a couple of times a week at least. <BR> <BR> It'll be just me and the course book, as t... Fri, 18 Nov 2016 12:41:01 EST CWO50 - November Weekly Weigh in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=674x7542x65533186 Off we go again.... <BR> November is here and not many weeks now until the end of this year... <BR> Let's do our <em>285</em> <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> <em>386</em> <em>250</em> <em>252</em> <em>104</em> <em>285</em> <em>220</em> Thu, 3 Nov 2016 14:50:15 EST NOVEMBER LOG IN POINTS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7542x65517603 3 &amp; 5 AND 25 Tue, 1 Nov 2016 11:22:05 EST CWO50 - OCTOBER log in points http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7542x65301422 5 + 3 + 9 Sat, 1 Oct 2016 08:13:19 EST CWO50 - OCTOBER Weekly Weigh in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=674x7542x65301309 Another new month... OCTOBER!!! <BR> <BR> I'm a slimming world Target member who has an obligation to weigh in at least once every 4 weeks. <BR> <BR> Starting weight: 147.5 <BR> Oct 7 <BR> Oct 14 <BR> Oct 21 <BR> Oct 28 Sat, 1 Oct 2016 07:59:56 EST new to team not to spark http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7542x65224609 Hi been on Spark for 8 years.. have found much balance in changing my lifestyle ... I have lowered my cholesterol through diet and exercise (no meds), I am maintaining my thyroid and my kidney disease, as well as back health, other health issues. Looking to find/give support to Christian ladies on spark. <BR> Jean Tue, 20 Sep 2016 13:36:56 EST CWO50 - September Weekly Weigh in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=674x7542x65113243 Another new month as we go into Fall/Autumn... <BR> <BR> I'm a slimming world Target member who has an obligation to weigh in at least once every 4 weeks. <BR> <BR> Starting weight: 146.5 <BR> Sept 2 - didn't weigh but did attend group. <BR> Sept 9 <BR> Sept 16 <BR> Sept 23 <BR> Sept 30 Sun, 4 Sep 2016 17:10:17 EST CWO - September log in points http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7542x65100541 3, 4 &amp; 25 Fri, 2 Sep 2016 18:04:17 EST September log in points http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7542x65100535 3, 4 &amp; 25 Fri, 2 Sep 2016 18:03:13 EST Team Bonus Points http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7542x64922945 50 bonus points for the team today! <em>529</em> <BR> <BR> Together, we can change our team's status from the current #9 to #1! <em>220</em> Sun, 7 Aug 2016 14:20:32 EST CWO50 - August log in points http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7542x64879445 New month...off we go!! <BR> <BR> 6 + 3 + 3 Mon, 1 Aug 2016 06:51:28 EST CWO50 - AUGUST Weekly Weigh in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=674x7542x64876440 August is here - let's make it an <em>345</em> one with lots of progress!!! <BR> <BR> Sun, 31 Jul 2016 18:07:48 EST Obedience or Self-Justi ification: Which is easier http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7542x64806225 Obedience, or self-justification? These are the choices our mind plays with when we are faced with temptation. In light of our salvation, you'd think we wouldn't have the temerity to practice self-justification, but we do it all the time when we find, as Paul did, sin is within us. <BR> Our mind is already running ahead to the ways we shall justify our sinful behavior. The anguish and guilt build until self-condemnation comes around and we feel vanquished from within, judged from above, and ... Wed, 20 Jul 2016 19:05:43 EST CWO50 - July Weekly Weigh in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=674x7542x64693593 July 4 - 117.0 <BR> July 11 - 117.0 <BR> July 18 - 117.0 The doctor wants me to gain 10 pounds. : (( <BR> July 21 - 117 Mon, 4 Jul 2016 10:12:24 EST new beginnings http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7542x64682931 HI! My name is Karla and I live in Michigan. I was a single-parent until my daughter was frown and she is now happily married and currently living in Washington. I have been marred for three years to my wonderful and very supportive husband Rob. We live with and take care of my father who has Alzheimer’s and other health issues. My husband also has health issues for which he is under a doctor’s care and has had several surgeries in the last few years, the last one just weeks ago. We have seve... Sat, 2 Jul 2016 19:11:01 EST CWO50 - JULY log in points http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7542x64672004 2, 3 &amp; 9 Fri, 1 Jul 2016 08:57:25 EST CWO50 - June Weekly Weigh in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=674x7542x64462174 June &amp; Summer are here..... <BR> <BR> Great opportunity for a fresh start for us all who need it. <BR> <BR> Please list your dates for the month and come back every week to update. <BR> <BR> <em>193</em> <em>550</em> <em>551</em> <em>194</em> <em>194</em> <em>267</em> <em>284</em> <em>291</em> <em>289</em> <em>265</em> <em>491</em> <em>248</em> <em>104</em> <em>252</em> Wed, 1 Jun 2016 06:38:59 EST CWO50 - JUNE log in points http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7542x64462017 New month.... <BR> 2 + 5 + 47 Wed, 1 Jun 2016 06:14:44 EST CWO50 - May weekly weigh in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=674x7542x64258670 The month of May is here..... <BR> <BR> Great opportunity for a fresh start for us all who need it. <BR> <BR> Please list your dates for the month and come back every week to update. <BR> <BR> <em>193</em> <em>550</em> <em>551</em> <em>194</em> <em>194</em> <em>267</em> <em>284</em> <em>291</em> <em>289</em> <em>265</em> <em>491</em> <em>248</em> <em>104</em> <em>252</em> Mon, 2 May 2016 17:12:15 EST CWO50 - May Weekly Weigh in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=674x7542x64255160 May 2 - 118.0 Mon, 2 May 2016 08:55:43 EST CWO50 - May log in points http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7542x64245643 2 + 20 + 10 Sun, 1 May 2016 05:57:15 EST Howdy :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7542x64229571 I am a 50+ year old Christian woman. I have 10 children (oldest is 33 youngest is 16 and one in heaven). I have some health issues and want to avoid having to add yet another medication to the ones I am currently taking -- the main reason for joining sparkpeople. I am thankful that through all of life's trials Jesus has been my mainstay and I'm proud to say -- my crutch. Hope everyone in the group is having a good day no matter what the weather or situation this day brings. All in for Je... Thu, 28 Apr 2016 19:09:59 EST CWO50 - April log in points http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7542x64027947 2 + 3 + 10 Fri, 1 Apr 2016 17:31:31 EST CWO50 - April Weekly Weigh in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=674x7542x64027817 1st April today..... <BR> <BR> Great opportunity for a fresh start for us all who need it. <BR> <BR> Please list your dates for the month and come back every week to update. <BR> <BR> <em>193</em> <em>550</em> <em>551</em> <em>194</em> <em>194</em> <em>267</em> <em>284</em> <em>291</em> <em>289</em> <em>265</em> <em>491</em> <em>248</em> <em>104</em> <em>252</em> Fri, 1 Apr 2016 17:12:43 EST Tracter http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=674x7542x63937021 Hi all, <BR> <BR> I probably have a silly questions, but I haven't been able to find the weight loss tracker to add to my spark page anywhere. Could someone please share with me where to go to pick one and add it to my page? <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> Linda Sun, 20 Mar 2016 18:46:39 EST returning; please pray for me http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7542x63904118 I "joined" this group many months ago and was never active. Over the past few years I have lost 60 pounds (on my 5 foot 2 inch frame that is pretty impressive). <BR> During the past month or more try as I might, I have been falling into the cycle of overeating to the point of binging, then feeling depressed about it, which causes more eating. I pray about it, lifting it up to God, and for a day or two things go well. Then the devil gets the best of me and the hunger and overeating begin ag... Wed, 16 Mar 2016 03:10:07 EST CWO50 - March log in points http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7542x63792134 New month...more points!!! <BR> <BR> 2 + 7 + 17 Tue, 1 Mar 2016 08:21:33 EST CWO50 - MARCH weekly weigh in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=674x7542x63791916 1st March today..... <BR> <BR> Great opportunity for a fresh start for us all who need it. <BR> <BR> Please list your dates for the month and come back every week to update. <BR> <BR> <em>193</em> <em>550</em> <em>551</em> <em>194</em> <em>194</em> <em>267</em> <em>284</em> <em>291</em> <em>289</em> <em>265</em> <em>491</em> <em>248</em> <em>104</em> <em>252</em> Tue, 1 Mar 2016 07:58:44 EST be bless http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7542x63653995 <em>381</em> I am 63 years old ,I am a born again christian who is a believer of god.I no when you are going through spiritual emotion .god is there .He has help me in so many area of my life ,He gives me the strengh and the courage to keep me going on this weight lost..and to stay strong in other aspects of my life.I will wait on the lord Thu, 11 Feb 2016 21:58:51 EST New to this Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7542x63639659 Hello, <BR> My name is Mary Kay. I am the golden age of 50. Birthday is August 24. I started with Spark people 11/3/2012. I am married second time. First husband went with the lord in 2009. I have no children. <BR> I am grateful to Janet Elizabeth for taking the time to Welcome me. when I started i somehow knew how to post. I had to ask for help and she was gracious to help me. Wed, 10 Feb 2016 00:55:59 EST CWO50 - February log in points http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7542x63571032 3 + 10 + 16 Mon, 1 Feb 2016 12:44:55 EST CWO50 - FEBRUARY Weekly Weigh in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=674x7542x63570692 Here we go...Fresh Start with the month of February!! <BR> <BR> Choose your weigh in day and then come back every week to update and let's see the progress we can make for this month. <BR> Mon, 1 Feb 2016 12:02:13 EST PRAISE THE LORD!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=636x7542x63537935 PRAISE THE LORD!!!! <BR> <BR> God is still answering our prayers. Last month, my dear hubby had his 75th birthday. Today, we are celebrating our 13th Wedding Anniversary. In November of this year we will celebrated 20 years of being together. Someone, tell me that God isn't good, I dare you! <BR> <BR> Thank you all for your continued prayers and support. <BR> <BR> {{{{{{{{{{{{{HUGS}}}}}}}}}}}}} to all of you! Thu, 28 Jan 2016 10:19:06 EST New team member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7542x63461357 Hi. I'd like to introduce myself! I'm Lisa. I'm 52, with three kiddos: a son, Samuel, who is 25 and married to Brittney; a son, Andrew, who is 21, who attends Evangel University in Springfield, MO; and a daughter, Natalie, who is 17 and a junior in HS. They all have had birthdays in the past couple of weeks, so this is the first time I'm typing all of their new ages together and it seems so strange! I guess I AM getting older, huh? haha <BR> <BR> I play the piano at one of our local h... Mon, 18 Jan 2016 22:00:09 EST Prayers Being Answered http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=636x7542x63318222 We are seeing answers to prayers. For the past few days, I've been seeing an improvement in my dear sweet hubby. His appetite is beginning to increase and he's been moving around better. He is still having headaches occasionally from the Glaucoma, but not bad enough to take medication. <em>304</em> all for your continued prayers and standing in faith with us. I do ask that you continue to keep us in your prayers. <BR> Blessings to all. <BR> Sat, 2 Jan 2016 10:25:29 EST CWO50 - JANUARY Weekly Weigh in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=674x7542x63309762 Here we go...Fresh Start with a brand New Year!! <BR> <BR> Choose your weigh in day and then come back every week to update and let's see the progress we can make for this month. <BR> Fri, 1 Jan 2016 10:52:18 EST CWO50 January log in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7542x63308367 5 + 20 + 67 Fri, 1 Jan 2016 08:09:52 EST The Gift http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=636x7542x63275669 I spent hours choosing the perfect gift. <BR> I spent my hard-earned money for the gift. <BR> I spent days choosing all the paper, etc and wrapping the gift with the perfect ribbon and bow. <BR> <BR> Then <BR> <BR> I heard it was going to rain the day I was to transport the gift. <BR> <BR> So <BR> <BR> I had to protect the gift from the weather. <BR> <BR> This is what the Lord is saying, "I have created you. I have chosen you. I have wrapped my glory around you. Don't you think I wil... Sun, 27 Dec 2015 19:36:41 EST Love what I love http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7542x63232637 "Yes. Love what I love. Enjoy what I enjoy. Do those two things and you'll reap many benefits! You will also become more like Me." :-) <BR> <BR> (What do I not love that You love?) "Peace. If you did, you would pursue it more. And rest. Rest is where things happen that otherwise do not happen. Do not get Me wrong. I also love doing. But rest is special in its own way." <BR> <BR> "You know when you cuddle a baby, child, spouse, pet? It is just like that with Me. Your focus i... Sun, 20 Dec 2015 20:10:00 EST Being Generous Isn’t About How Much You Give http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7542x63229563 Being Generous Isn’t About How Much You Give <BR> BY RICK WARREN — DECEMBER 19, 2015 <BR> <BR> “You must decide in your heart how much to give. And don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure. For God loves a person who gives cheerfully.” (2 Corinthians 9:7 NLT, second edition) <BR> <BR> Christmas isn’t primarily about compassion. It’s about generosity. First and foremost it’s about God’s generosity toward us that was demonstrated when he gave his one and only Son so that we could hav... Sun, 20 Dec 2015 11:03:59 EST New http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7542x63227032 My name is Anita and live in Alabama. I have been married 25years. I have two sons and three granddaughters. I would like to join your team. I want to encourage and be encouraged, and pray for you and be prayed for. We are in this together. <BR> Sat, 19 Dec 2015 23:14:01 EST The Spirit of Christmas Is Generosity http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7542x63222919 The Spirit of Christmas Is Generosity <BR> BY RICK WARREN — DECEMBER 18, 2015 <BR> <BR> “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16 NIV) <BR> <BR> During this Christmas season, you’ll hear one word more than any other. It’s not “merry,” “tree,” “Santa,” or even — unfortunately — “Jesus.” <BR> <BR> It’s “gift.” Starting on Black Friday (and sometimes even before then), we begin a month-long d... Sat, 19 Dec 2015 10:04:36 EST Recently experienced a miracle http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7542x63186005 My name is Valerie and 2 months ago my doctor ordered an X-ray of my pelvis because I had had pain in my hip for 6 months. The radiologist that read my X-ray reported a "neoplasm in the L5 vertebrae" which he wrote was "most likely metastatic". My sweetheart and I were so worried that I had terminal bone marrow cancer. My doctor ordered a bone scan and the results were "inconclusive". I was prepared to start radiation and chemotherapy. Then on Dec. 1st I had an MRI which showed "no tumo... Sun, 13 Dec 2015 22:26:10 EST War Room Movie? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7542x63184117 Did you watch the War Room movie? <BR> If so, what did you think? <BR> What did you like best? <BR> What did you like least? <BR> Did you learn anything? If so, what? <BR> Sun, 13 Dec 2015 17:07:46 EST New To The Group. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7542x63183458 I just found your group and wanted to join. <em>247</em> to all of my sisters in Christ. Sun, 13 Dec 2015 14:52:35 EST CWO50 - December log in points http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7542x63096701 3, 20 &amp; 83 Tue, 1 Dec 2015 08:41:53 EST Conversations with God http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7542x63093263 Bored, while resting, I asked the Holy Spirit, "Please tell me something about Father God I do not know." <BR> He replied, "The Father loves you more than you realize." <BR> <BR> Then, I asked the Holy Spirit, "Tell me something about You." <BR> He replied, "I was with Jesus when He was on the cross." <BR> <BR> Then, I said, "Tell me something about Jesus." <BR> "He was very talented. He was a good big brother and He adored his parents. He spent much time with His Real Father." <BR> <BR> ... Mon, 30 Nov 2015 19:30:33 EST CWO50 - December Weekly Weigh in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=674x7542x63092294 New month and here comes last month of DECEMBER 2015. <BR> Let's do our best to make some impact on our weight loss journey or maintaining what you've lost if you're a maintainer. <BR> <BR> Choose whichever day of the week suits you best and then please list your dates and come back to update. <BR> <BR> This is a non-competitive challenge of course. <BR> Mon, 30 Nov 2015 16:49:53 EST Reading preferences? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7542x63060367 Have you noticed that your reading preferences have changed now since you are older? Wed, 25 Nov 2015 17:26:12 EST November weigh in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=674x7542x62940621 Not sure if I'm doing this correctly? <BR> November 9, 2015 263 Mon, 9 Nov 2015 10:23:29 EST New member saying hi. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7542x62908925 Hi. Just joined. Hope to make friends in Christ, receive and give encouragement. Im a divorced mother of 3 sons and Gram of 5 angels. I work as a RA in a senior living facility. Its been a up and down battle with mu weight but I'm letting Him lead this time so I can't fail. Have a blessed day ladies. Thu, 5 Nov 2015 07:34:44 EST CWO50 - November Weekly Weigh in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=674x7542x62876699 New month and not long until the end of 2015....Let's do our best to make some impact on our weight loss journey or maintaining what you've lost if you're a maintainer. <BR> <BR> Choose whichever day of the week suits you best and then please list your dates and come back to update. <BR> <BR> This is a non-competitive challenge of course. <BR> Sun, 1 Nov 2015 10:18:01 EST CWO50 - NOVEMBER log in points http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7542x62876386 5, 5 &amp; 21 Sun, 1 Nov 2015 09:44:58 EST Benefits? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7542x62828460 What are the good things/benefits about getting older? <BR> <BR> I'd like a list before my next birthday. <em>24</em> Sun, 25 Oct 2015 23:10:27 EST Pre-Destination http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7542x62698863 PRE-DESTINATION <BR> <BR> I found the following articles at www.gotquestionsorg (Bible Questions Answered). Which do you believe - Monergism or synergism? I’ve highlighted with *** the points I found most interesting. <BR> <BR> Question: How are predestination and election connected with foreknowledge? <BR> <BR> Answer: Certainly, since God knows everything, it would have been possible for God to base His predestination and election of individuals upon His foreknowledge of the future. ... Fri, 9 Oct 2015 07:17:23 EST CWO50 - OCTOBER Weekly Weigh in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=674x7542x62636760 Hi Ladies, here are are ready for a new month and maybe even a fresh start!! <BR> <BR> Let's get started for the month of OCTOBER and do our very best. <BR> We saw some great progress during last month....so well done everyone for making their weekly post to update their progress. <BR> <BR> Please remember...anyone can join this thread at anytime! Just do it...the year is running away fast!!! <BR> Thu, 1 Oct 2015 15:21:42 EST CWO50 - OCTOBER log in points http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7542x62636618 5 + 7 + 17 Thu, 1 Oct 2015 14:58:29 EST Hi, to my sisters in Christ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7542x62582135 Hi there! <BR> <BR> I'm definitely over 50! Thought I'd join a like-minded team. :-) <BR> What would you like to know about me? <BR> <BR> <BR> Many blessings upon you!! Thu, 24 Sep 2015 22:48:15 EST How I became a Christian http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7542x62429949 When I first looked through the teams at Spark People I chose the ones that sounded interesting. Hopefully, with this kind of topic we can draw more people to the Lord. <BR> <BR> I was baptized Lutheran. My parents sent me to Sunday school. In my twenties I got into the "New Age" movement of which I am now totally ashamed of. <BR> <BR> Then, Glory Be, I was walking around a plaza and saw a sign that said "New Age". I went back on the day and time posted. It turned out to be a church! That... Sat, 5 Sep 2015 18:51:00 EST CWO50 - SEPTEMBER Weekly Weigh in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=674x7542x62395502 Hi Ladies, here are are ready for a new month and maybe even a fresh start!! <BR> <BR> Let's get started for the month of SEPTEMBER and do our very best. <BR> We saw some great progress during last month....so well done everyone for making their weekly post to update their progress. <BR> <BR> Please remember...anyone can join this thread at anytime! Just do it!! Tue, 1 Sep 2015 13:26:44 EST CWO-50 SEPTEMBER LOG-IN POINTS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7542x62392865 5, 5 & 20 Tue, 1 Sep 2015 08:38:35 EST Cremation vs. Burial http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7542x62377425 Many people today are choosing cremation instead of burial. Is cremation correct for a Christian? <BR> Sun, 30 Aug 2015 12:59:22 EST New to the Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7542x62348139 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/da76f067-1676-48d2-8af3-272bccdb4ab7.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Hi All, I'm Lynda. I've been on the weight loss yo-yo for a while, but am determined to really give this to God and be positive and intentional in my journey, both as a Christian and as a weight loss seeker! <BR> <BR> At work I'm an Administrative Assistant supporting our Colorado offices and about 40 people. <BR> <BR> Away from work I'm a wife, photographer, crocheter and reader. <BR> ... Wed, 26 Aug 2015 14:14:42 EST Selfish Believer http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7542x62225832 I used to think that I wanted to be a believer because I didn't want to go to H___ or to a non-existence. The Lord started a good work in me but I still had my doubts. He made me realize that these thoughts / feelings were from the D____! Praise the Lord!!! Has anyone else had an experience like this? Mon, 10 Aug 2015 22:24:35 EST I need advice! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7542x62211211 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/df3d2edb-2d7b-4804-bfe7-8147203f2811.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Good morning, <BR> <BR> I am frustrated this morning. <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> I have been doing really well for the last 19 days on my "counting my fat calories" I have been consistently staying the same or dropping .5. Yesterday I was up .6 from the day before and now this morning I am up 1.6 from yesterday. I do weigh myself every morning without clothes to stay accountable so I am awa... Sun, 9 Aug 2015 08:40:31 EST CWO50 - AUGUST Weekly Weigh in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=674x7542x62151043 Hi Ladies, here are are ready for a new month and maybe even a fresh start!! <BR> <BR> Let's get started for the month of AUGUST and do our very best. <BR> We saw some great progress during last month....so well done everyone for making their weekly post to update their progress. <BR> <BR> Please remember...anyone can join this thread at anytime! Just do it!! <BR> Sat, 1 Aug 2015 16:52:54 EST August Log In Points http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7542x62147624 3, 10 & 68 Sat, 1 Aug 2015 09:02:08 EST New to team...looking forward to getting started! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7542x62138076 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/aacecc0a-5b55-47aa-b693-18470246279c.JPG"> <BR> <BR> Hi everyone, <BR> I'm happy to be starting this journey towards better health! Thu, 30 Jul 2015 23:57:22 EST 53 and "Mentalpausal!" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7542x62109723 Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> Good morning. <BR> <BR> I was hoping to find others in this group that are over 50 and in Menopause. I went into full blown menopause in Feb 2012 and have been battling the same 6 pound yo-yo ever since, I have been bouncing back and forth between 148-154 consistently and it is so frustrating. <BR> <BR> I have been involved in TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) since Nov 2013, so I do have a weekly accountability weigh in. <BR> <BR> I go to the gym on a regular b... Mon, 27 Jul 2015 11:31:10 EST New to this team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7542x62065531 What a delight to find this group! I am not new to Sparkpeople but am new to this group. I have been a member of SP for many years, some with great success but presently I find myself at my heaviest weight EVER and am disgusted with myself for letting myself get back here....AGAIN......why is this so difficult? Tue, 21 Jul 2015 18:54:07 EST Finally beginning! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7542x62061663 Hi team members! After joining Sparkpeople in February I'm finally starting this journey to better health. Because of arthritis in my lower back, I need to lose about 25 pounds. I'm looking forward to being encouraged, as well as encouraging others, here at Christian Women over Fifty. <BR> <BR> I love to sew, knit, read and walk. I'm married to a very special man, have two wonderful children, one terrific son-in-law and five much-lovedl grandchildren. Tue, 21 Jul 2015 09:14:55 EST New from California! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7542x62000777 Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I am Shellie from Southern CA. I just joined the team this morning. I hope to meet other Christian ladies. I have been a member of SP for awhile now but a new friend I made on here yesterday told me about this Christian section. I hope you all have a blessed day! Mon, 13 Jul 2015 15:23:57 EST CWO50 - JULY log in points http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7542x61899827 25 + 5 + 35 Wed, 1 Jul 2015 12:36:20 EST CWO50 - JULY Weekly Weigh in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=674x7542x61891911 Hi Ladies, here are are ready for a new month and maybe even a fresh start!! <BR> <BR> Let's get started for the month of JULY and do our very best. <BR> We saw some great progress during last month....so well done everyone for making their weekly post to update their progress. <BR> <BR> Please remember...anyone can join this thread at anytime! Just do it!! Tue, 30 Jun 2015 16:31:27 EST New to team!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7542x61874770 Hi everyone. Your team looks like a place to share and learn. I am looking forward to supporting and being supported in this weight loss challenge. I have self control issues and turning over to our loving Heavenly Father is the way to go. Sun, 28 Jun 2015 20:12:13 EST Returning to SP/New to Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7542x61725722 Hi! I first joined SP in July 2010. I did really well, lost a ton a weight, then had a major surgery in Dec 2011 and lost my momentum/motivation. Since then, I've gradually gained back most of the weight I had lost. In June, 2014, my husband had a massive heart attack at home, and I did CPR. At 10 that morning, I was told he would not survive, then later in the day he was surviving, but would be brain dead from the extended loss of oxygen and lung hemorrhage complications. Today, he is truly ... Wed, 10 Jun 2015 14:07:04 EST New to team .. not new to SP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7542x61698125 Good Afternoon, <BR> <BR> My name is Terri and I am new on this team. I was saved in August of 1999 and re-affirmed myself to my Lord in May of 2007. I speak to my Father everyday and I pray several times a day. With all that being said, it could not save my marriage which ended this past December after 26 years. He choose his addiction to pain pills over me and his children and grandchildren. <BR> <BR> I have one child, a son, grown and married but without children as yet. I also have 2 st... Sun, 7 Jun 2015 13:28:17 EST CWO50 - June log in points http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7542x61643975 5 + 20 + 29 Mon, 1 Jun 2015 11:20:30 EST CWO50 - June Weekly Weigh in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=674x7542x61643852 Hi Ladies, here are are ready for a new month and maybe even a fresh start!! <BR> <BR> Let's get started for the month of JUNE and do our very best. <BR> We saw some great progress during last month....so well done everyone for making their weekly post to update their progress. Mon, 1 Jun 2015 11:06:21 EST Thankful for time with family http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=636x7542x61619299 Just got back home to CA from 2 weeks with our youngest and oldest sons and families in CO. We had a precious time with our year old grandson, first time since his birth we have seen him. While there, he learned to walk, had fun making noises with grandpa and grew to know us (His parents were on work crew getting camp ready for the summer season. They both work for Young Life) So thankful for my health to care for him. My35# weight lossover the past 5 months made a big difference. I am so tha... Fri, 29 May 2015 15:29:16 EST Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7542x61392653 Hi, I just join tonight. So tomorrow will be the real day starting. <em>524</em> Sun, 3 May 2015 20:24:53 EST CWO50 - May Weekly Weigh in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=674x7542x61370786 Here we are a new month and new steps toward getting healthy! <BR> Post your weight in dates and weight each week! <BR> Let's work hard during May for a good month for each of us! <BR> Fri, 1 May 2015 09:17:29 EST CWO50 - May log in points http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7542x61370349 10 + 5 + 9 Fri, 1 May 2015 08:41:16 EST New to Christian Women Over Fifty Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7542x61339866 Hi! I'm Karen and I'm giving SparkPeople another shot! I've never been one to post on any kind of forum but I think using all the tools at my disposal will help me reach my weight loss goal! I'm 51 years old and have been married for 23 years. My husband and I have a soon-to-be 13 year-old son with all the joys and challenges that entails. I have 64 pounds to lose and I'm going to take it one day and one pound at a time, knowing that God's mercies are new every morning. <em>88</em> Mon, 27 Apr 2015 22:33:37 EST Thanks, and... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7542x61199166 Thanks for all the encouragement and help. I am taking it to heart, and slimming down what I expect of myself in goals, etc. I can always add more later. It will take some time just to prayerfully figure out what is really priority for me. smile. Sun, 12 Apr 2015 14:42:29 EST new, and a bit overwhelmed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7542x61192246 Just joined Spark, and am feeling hopeful and excited and sometimes a bit overwhelmed by all the 'helps'. I want and need help, but don't want to spend my whole day checking out more options at Spark. Praying for wisdom and that I will stick to this, as I tend to get bogged down when I mess up. So very thankful for all the comments I have read here--so encouraging. smile. Sat, 11 Apr 2015 19:25:46 EST Blessings of Aging http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7542x61142461 So enjoyed the sunrise service yesterday. First time I have gone to a church potluck and not worked in the kitchen or clean up. Felt odd but I enjoyed just sitting there having a conversation with my friends and family. Maybe hitting 60 and allowing some of the others to do these chores is OK! Time for some new experiences... Mon, 6 Apr 2015 13:00:06 EST New Team Member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7542x61116306 Hello, I joined SP a few weeks ago and I am still learning everything I can do. Does anyone have any "MUST DO'S" besides tracking? Fri, 3 Apr 2015 14:16:48 EST CWO50 - APRIL Weekly Weigh in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=674x7542x61107765 Another month and a chance for a fresh start to tackle those pounds that need to be dealt with...Let's go ladies!!! Thu, 2 Apr 2015 15:36:43 EST CWO50 ~ April Login Points http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7542x61098830 5, 5 & 37 Wed, 1 Apr 2015 18:43:05 EST Hola! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7542x61054220 I'm Awilda and new to this forum. I'm a 54 yr. old God fearing mother and grandmother. I look forward to utilizing this tool as an aid to track my goals and meet more of God's children along the way. May our Lord's wisdom be upon us in guiding us through our journey. <BR> God bless you all. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 23:59:53 EST Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7542x61029314 Hi, I'm new to Spark and to the team. I'm 54 (as of yesterday!), a Christian, wife, mom, mom-in-law and soon to be grandmom! Looking forward to getting to know everyone. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 10:05:19 EST Hi to My Sisters in Christ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7542x60977442 I have been a Spark member for years and, like many others, have had periods of being active and inactive. I stopped being an active Sparker months ago because of time, pain and just plain laziness <em>39</em> Yesterday, I made the decision to come back and stay active, with the help of God. <BR> <BR> I am one of those people who must stay active or I get frazzled. I work part-time as a church secretary, am active in my church and listen to only Christian music and some old stuff like E... Thu, 19 Mar 2015 15:57:41 EST CWO50 - March log in points http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7542x60803251 7 + 20 + 45 Sun, 1 Mar 2015 13:59:27 EST CWO50 - Weekly Weigh in March 2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=674x7542x60803075 Ladies we saw some excellent progress during the month of February so.... <BR> <BR> ONWARDS...to the month of March....and let's make lots of progress this month! <BR> <BR> Please list your dates and come back every week to update. Sun, 1 Mar 2015 13:40:45 EST journey of a thousand miles begins with one step http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=674x7542x60699738 I lost my first pound! After nearly 18 weeks of trying different calories ranges and exercises, I have finally landed on 1300-1400 calories, and 20 minutes a day on my ski machine for a very low impact, 'I can do it without pain' exercise. This is the answer to prayer, and it is comforting to me to see the Lord encouraging me in this journey Wed, 18 Feb 2015 19:52:16 EST hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7542x60699287 Hi, <BR> This week hubby's out of town with his job, so getting ready for his birthday weekend. Last night our high school senior got her report card, and made her Mom and Dad very proud, and our other daughter was jumping up and down as she got dean's list her first semester at college. where did our babies go? Tell me, how do Mom's let go when they grow up? We have loved them and nurtured them for 20 years, how does that transition work? :) I'm kind of thankful our little adopted one... Wed, 18 Feb 2015 19:01:08 EST New to team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7542x60555097 Hi, I'm new to Sparks teams, and really encouraged by what I am reading. I wanted a Christian group. TYL. I'm married to Ed, my best friend of 34 years. We have four children ages 16 to 27, and then God brought a little 2 year old into our life whom we adopted. She is now 9, and I can see why God gave children to younger women :) I've home schooled since the children were little, through high school, and now help them with their college homework :) (totally fun). But I have recently d... Wed, 4 Feb 2015 00:36:06 EST New to the Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7542x60537227 Hello. I am 53 years old. I live in Massachusetts with my husband and four teenage children. I have always struggled with my weight but more so after having children. In the past few years my weight seems to be creeping up and up. I need it to stop before it leads to health issues. I rely on my faith for other things so maybe relying on it for weight loss with help me. I found this team and hopefully with it some encouragement and accountability with it. My goal is to be a "healthier ... Mon, 2 Feb 2015 12:17:13 EST CWO50 - Weekly Weigh in February 2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=674x7542x60517033 Ladies we saw some excellent progress during the month of January so.... <BR> <BR> ONWARDS...to the month of February....and let's make lots of progress this month! <BR> <BR> Please list your dates and come back every week to update. Sat, 31 Jan 2015 15:18:02 EST CWO50 - February log in points http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7542x60516991 Ready for 1st February! <BR> <em>347</em> Sat, 31 Jan 2015 15:11:28 EST Introductions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7542x60374338 Hi! I am Liz and new here! I have used Spark people on and off through out the years but not been active with a team. I think it will help! I am 53, postmenopausal, needing to loose about 30 pounds. I enjoy cooking and eating but it has caught up with me and it's not nearly as easy to loose weight as it used to be! I want to honor God in all things and this is an area of weakness. Appreciate the support! Sun, 18 Jan 2015 14:31:33 EST Introduction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7542x60222548 My name is Chris and I am from Northern California. I am a life-long dieter. I have used several different programs, but had my most success when I held my self accountable. I decided to join this forum to walk this journey with other ladies who love the Lord as I do. Being healthy is more than looking good or functioning well, it is respecting God's creation. Mon, 5 Jan 2015 11:41:04 EST CWO50 - Weekly Weigh in January 2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=674x7542x60176783 Good to have a fresh year and maybe start some fresh goals too. <BR> <BR> Please list your dates and come back every week to update. Thu, 1 Jan 2015 14:23:16 EST CWO50 - January log in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7542x60176673 3 + 3 + 12 Thu, 1 Jan 2015 14:10:39 EST New here. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7542x60159553 I'm Sandy from Texas glad I found this group. I've never been very good at trying to diet and stay on tack. I'm an emotional eater. Have had lot of health issues with my Thyroid and diabetes. Not being able to exercise for past year. But I'm hoping all that changes now. Wish me luck. :) Tue, 30 Dec 2014 19:12:09 EST This time I'm placing it in God's hands http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7542x60010450 Hello ladies. I am new to this forum but not to Spark People. I have lived with weight and eating problems all my life. After all these years, I finally know I can't do this on my own. I just keep losing and then gaining the weight back and then some. This time I am letting go and letting God take charge. <BR> I look forward to getting to know the members of this team. Fri, 12 Dec 2014 23:46:13 EST CWO50 - December log in points http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7542x59907436 3 + 5 + 37 Mon, 1 Dec 2014 16:08:48 EST CWO50 - November log in points http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7542x59632425 10 + 3 + 27 Sat, 1 Nov 2014 16:42:07 EST CWO50 - November & December Weekly Weigh in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=674x7542x59632257 Hi ladies, <BR> Another month and now we have NOVEMBER & December here!! I hope we can use this team challenge as a fresh opportunity to make some progress...albeit losing some pounds or maintaining. It's the best thing we can do for our journey into better health. <BR> <BR> Please choose your weigh in day, list your dates and come back every week to update. <BR> <BR> <em>386</em> <em>381</em> <em>465</em> <em>422</em> <em>426</em> <em>429</em> Plan your Thanksgiving cel... Sat, 1 Nov 2014 16:20:07 EST Greetings from CT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7542x59617526 Hello, <BR> I am Elizabeth. I am the single mother of six, with two at college and four still at home. I joined Sparkpeople a few years ago when going through my divorce, but got distracted with life. I am lacking time, energy, and willpower, and need accountability and support, so here I am. I would love some ideas on starting exercise at home (too far to a gym). Fri, 31 Oct 2014 07:15:45 EST Colorado http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7542x59502648 Hello! Hello! I'm happy to join this wonderful group, and I look forward to great success as I fellowship with you all. :-) Sun, 19 Oct 2014 14:47:41 EST Hi from Alabama http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7542x59467545 Hi, everybody, my name is Anita. I've been on SparkPeople for a wile but recently found this group. I am a long-time United Methodist and active in my church, Lakeview Pelham UMC. I am a fairly new diabetic and have been using SparkPeople to track my food, water, and exercise as I adjust to my new "lifestyle." I am also the grandmother of an active Kindergartner, who loves going to church with me on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings. <BR> <BR> I look forward to getting to know other... Wed, 15 Oct 2014 17:25:31 EST october weigh in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7542x59388639 October weigh in <BR> <BR> October 7th 210 Tue, 7 Oct 2014 14:48:51 EST CWO50 - October log in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7542x59323331 Off we go again... <BR> <BR> 3 + 3 + 29 Wed, 1 Oct 2014 11:21:57 EST CWO50 - October Weekly Weigh in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=674x7542x59319064 Hi ladies, <BR> Another month and now we have OCTOBER here!! I hope we can use this team challenge as a fresh opportunity to make some progress...albeit losing some pounds or maintaining. It's the best thing we can do for our journey into better health. <BR> <BR> Please choose your weigh in day, list your dates and come back every week to update. <BR> <em>381</em> <em>386</em> <em>104</em> <em>250</em> <BR> Wed, 1 Oct 2014 02:29:41 EST Hello from Oregon! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7542x59303273 I just started for the 4th time. Now I'm 50 and have had a mind shift. I want the rest of my life to happy and healthy! Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:38:16 EST Hi from UK http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7542x59241299 Hey, I often look at the teams available, but they rarely grab my attention enough to join. This one's different, in that a) I'm a Christian woman and b) I'm over 50. <BR> <BR> I've had some massive life changes this year, but have managed to keep my church and fitness time carved out. <BR> <BR> In April my husband took early retirement after a year of sick leave for work-related stress. I've sold my house in one part of the UK, given up a job I was passionate about (working the world's ... Tue, 23 Sep 2014 15:21:17 EST Wanda here!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7542x59092609 Hi everyone! I'm Wanda and I've been with SparkPeople about 6 years on and off. I live in SoCal (Wildomar), have 2 grown kids, am single, worship my Savior Jesus Christ, and am looking to lose weight and get healthier. Currently I am working through the Zen Labs C25K program and am in the middle of week 5! Looking forward to getting to know some of you! Be blessed!!!! Tue, 9 Sep 2014 14:19:15 EST Hi Ya'll... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7542x59034441 Hey there, <BR> I am new here and I am looking forward to being part of a group of Christian ladies over 50 years young who love the Lord...Blessings On Ya'll! Wed, 3 Sep 2014 20:33:09 EST CWO50 - September log in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7542x59010085 7 + 25 + 12 Mon, 1 Sep 2014 13:39:21 EST CWO50 - September Weekly Weigh in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=674x7542x59009139 Hi ladies, <BR> Wow SEPTEMBER is here!! I hope we can use this team challenge as a fresh opportunity to make some progress...albeit losing some pounds or maintaining. It's the best thing we can do for our journey into better health. <BR> <BR> Please choose your weigh in day, list your dates and come back every week to update. <BR> <BR> <em>386</em> <em>381</em> <em>306</em> <em>104</em> <em>252</em> Mon, 1 Sep 2014 11:57:37 EST please pray for my mom http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=636x7542x58948167 My mom was diagnosed with breast cancer last week. We only know that it is invasive ductal carcinoma in situ. We only know that it is in the left breast and hope it has not spread. Please agree with me in prayer that the cancer is only in the left breast and can be completely removed with a mastectomy and chemo will not be needed. Thank you all! Mon, 25 Aug 2014 20:38:32 EST Greetings from Vermont http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7542x58946312 Hi, I'm currently living in Vermont. I've been on SP for a while but slacked off during the last few months. Amazingly dropped 3 pounds during that time. I retired this summer and am enjoying it so far although haven't done a darn thing I planned to do in the first month <em>198</em> . Look forward to being a looser with you. Mon, 25 Aug 2014 16:18:49 EST CWO50 - August Weekly Weigh in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=674x7542x58713028 Hi ladies, <BR> Wow August is here!! I hope we can use this team challenge as a fresh opportunity to make some progress...albeit losing some pounds or maintaining. It's the best thing we can do for our journey into better health. <BR> <BR> Please choose your weigh in day, list your dates and come back every week to update. <BR> <BR> <em>283</em> <em>232</em> <em>386</em> <em>381</em> <em>306</em> <em>104</em> <em>252</em> Fri, 1 Aug 2014 17:03:29 EST CWO65 - August log in points http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7542x58712814 3 + 7 + 59 Fri, 1 Aug 2014 16:36:19 EST Introducing myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7542x58695245 Hi - I'm new to SP. My name is Leann and I live in TX 6+ months out of the year and spend the rest of the time in Northern WI. I love it in WI. I am married and have one son and one step-son, 2 step-daughters and 7 beautiful grandchildren (5 boys, 2 girls, ages 10 yrs. to 2 months) who all call me Mema. I'm 53 (very soon 54) and would like to lose 22-25 lbs. I'm also new to posting, etc. so bear with me if it takes awhile for me to catch on. LOL <BR> <BR> I teach a women's Bible Study in TX ... Wed, 30 Jul 2014 23:03:33 EST Greetings from SC! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7542x58643897 I am Dottie Campbell, a child of the King, and a born again disciple of Jesus Christ. I an 56, live alone with my little dog Duncan in the small rural community of Cheraw, SC. For over 10 years I have been obese weighing over 200 pounds. I am a nurse and teach health related courses at our local community college. On June 10th I decided that I wanted to get healthier, feel better, and reduce my risk of stroke, diabetes, and heart attack. Most importantly I want to glorify God with my life a... Fri, 25 Jul 2014 18:22:23 EST Introducing myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7542x58471478 Hello, my name is Julie and I just hit 50 this past April. I am seeking Godly women friends to be my accountability and encouragers. My progress tends to be slow due to thyroid issues but that will really only apply to a certain extent if I am truly honest. I tend to under eat but am still learning how and what to eat as I transition to a whole foods, plant based diet. I do not have many women friends so I hope to find people I can really open up to here. I am still "new" in the commun... Tue, 8 Jul 2014 18:44:44 EST A few prayers for me, please. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=636x7542x58435444 I have a weak back and strained it, causing it to go out of place a few days ago. I have an inversion table and I did get the, "out of place" disc to go back in, that's nice. I am still having a little discomfort that I'm sure will pass. <BR> <BR> What I'd be grateful for, is some of your prayers toward helping me get my back stronger so this type of injury stops happening. <BR> <BR> I am walking and when I can, I am doing some strength training exercises to strengthen my muscles and bones... Sat, 5 Jul 2014 10:18:32 EST CWO50 - JULY log in points http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7542x58394362 New month...off we go again! <BR> <BR> 7 + 5 + 58 Tue, 1 Jul 2014 10:00:34 EST CWO50 - Weekly Weigh in - JULY 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=674x7542x58391761 Hi ladies, <BR> Today begins the month of JULY so I hope we can use this team challenge as a fresh opportunity to make some progress...albeit losing some pounds or maintaining. It's the best thing we can do for our journey into better health. <BR> <BR> Please choose your weigh in day, list your dates and come back every week to update. <BR> <BR> AND do your best over your 4th July holiday!!!! <em>283</em> <em>232</em> <BR> <BR> <em>386</em> <em>381</em> <em>306</em> <em>... Tue, 1 Jul 2014 03:51:23 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7542x58208353 Hi, my name is Linda and have been on Sparkpeople for awhile and need something more to motivate me in losing weight. I started last May attending a new church and this year started going to a Bible Study group and now am attending two separate groups. I'm trying to get my life into God's and be a better person by being in Christ. I'm 60 yrs old and looking for women who have same issues as I and improving my life. Fri, 13 Jun 2014 16:22:06 EST CWO50 - Weekly Weigh in - JUNE 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=674x7542x58072785 Hi ladies, <BR> Today begins the month of June so I hope we can use this team challenge as a fresh opportunity to make some progress...albeit losing some pounds or maintaining. It's the best thing we can do for our journey into better health. <BR> <BR> Please choose your weigh in day, list your dates and come back every week to update. <BR> <BR> <em>386</em> <em>381</em> <em>306</em> <em>104</em> <em>252</em> Sun, 1 Jun 2014 15:09:58 EST CWO50 - JUNE log in points http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7542x58072739 Off we go for another month of spinning those wheels and collecting the team points!! <BR> <BR> 2 + 5 + 20 Sun, 1 Jun 2014 15:04:10 EST Ferrnie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7542x57949551 I joined SparkPeople yesterday evening. Today is my first official day of learning to use this website. I want to loose 30+ pounds, but I'd be happy with any amount of lost weight. I'm eliminating gluten from my diet also and I hope to start exercising today. I hope to make some friends along the way. I am a married woman, 57 years old. Wed, 21 May 2014 10:46:09 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7542x57883317 I recently joined SparkPeople but I am just starting to figure out how to put messages on spark teams. I am trying to maintain the weight I have lost the last 2 years and have recently starting trying to run/walk with friends. I have been doing a version of Run With God with a friend's church group and found it very encouraging and helpful for me. Just writing down my goals on SparkPeople has been good for me. I look at them every day and now I am starting to believe I can really accompli... Thu, 15 May 2014 12:36:37 EST Worn out http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7542x57853298 I am so tired of all my little kindies this month. Can't wait until the year is over. Pushing, shoving, hitting, teasing, crying. Part of the problem is that they keep pulling my partner to sub in a class, so it's just me and 40 (count 'em) kindies for 70 minutes a day and another 50 minutes in the afternoon with a gal that is not very good at this. I'm exhausted. Watching my diet is taking a back seat. Pray for me. I am worn out. I want to create a great experience for these kiddos. Mon, 12 May 2014 23:20:41 EST hello, new and hoping it helps http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7542x57751557 Friend died of weight related issues <BR> Sun, 4 May 2014 10:38:02 EST Not new to SP but new to this team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7542x57751087 I have been on SP 3 times now, each time I left was health problems in the family. I now find myself needing support on the journey of losing weight and accountability plus friendship. I'm looking forward to meeting each of you, some I already know <em>213</em> <BR> I've got to run now, will post when I get back from church. Sun, 4 May 2014 09:59:43 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7542x57740369 Hey I am a new old member of Spark.... I always return when I need to lose those winter pounds.... The older I get the harder it is to keep those pounds off... <BR> <em>524</em> Sat, 3 May 2014 10:08:12 EST CWO50 - Weekly Weigh in - MAY 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=674x7542x57733694 Hi ladies, <BR> We've only just started the month of May so I hope we can use this new team challenge as a fresh opportunity to make some progress...albeit losing some pounds or maintaining. It's the best thing we can do for our journey into better health. <BR> <BR> Please choose your weigh in day, list your dates and come back every week to update. <BR> <BR> <em>386</em> <em>381</em> <em>306</em> <em>104</em> <em>252</em> Fri, 2 May 2014 17:58:19 EST CWO50 - MAY log in points http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7542x57716465 New month....off we go... <BR> <BR> 5 + 7 + 12 Thu, 1 May 2014 11:36:50 EST Hello does anyone live in Daytona beach Fl? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7542x57376315 I am wishing to meet friends with a goal to lose weight and might help to get exercise together. Thu, 3 Apr 2014 20:27:04 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7542x57358197 I'm so glad to find this team. I'm 53, female and a Christian. I've been married to my wonderful husband for 32 years and we have a son and daughter-in-law. I'm at Spark because I need to lose weight and even more so, I need to get my health back! I look forward to being active in this group. Wed, 2 Apr 2014 12:10:28 EST CWO50 - APRIL log in points http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7542x57343639 <em>235</em> APRIL <BR> <BR> 5 + 3 + 25 Tue, 1 Apr 2014 11:03:21 EST CWO50 - March log in points http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7542x56962627 Welcome to March!! <BR> <BR> 3 + 7 + 27 Sat, 1 Mar 2014 13:38:50 EST Sunday Greetings http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7542x56881096 Turkey & all the (healthy) trimmings for dinner today! Low fat stuffing, green beans, light cole slaw & sugar free, fat free pumpkin mousse! Looking forward to worshipping with friends today. Our pastor is back after being gone for several weeks to preach in a camp meeting in FL. It will be good to have him & his sweet wife back! They are such a blessing to us! Hope everyone has a blessed Sunday! Sun, 23 Feb 2014 08:54:13 EST new here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7542x56829233 Hi! I'm Eliz! <BR> I've been looking for an active team of Christian Women to join! :o) Women over 50 even better! LOL! I think we are at a great age! I wouldn't be 35 again if you paid me! LOL!! <BR> <BR> I enjoy doing The First Place For Health Bible studies. And The Lord's Table. And a dear friend of mine wrote Freedom From Emotional Eating- another good weight loss bible study. <BR> <BR> I have a big family. 17 Adopted kids, 4 birth kids and for 27 years we've run a 4 bed group home in ... Wed, 19 Feb 2014 00:43:43 EST Hi my name is Cynthia http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7542x56708501 I been a member of SparkPeople for almost 10 years. I am a restart. I started a whole new page and a whole new program. Success is just around the corner. I would like to have support this time around. I am 54 and a Christian, I need to lose 102 lbs. I am using The Bible Cure- For Weight Loss and Muscle Gain and I working out at least 3 day a week. I am so glad to be part of a group of women of like minds. Thank you for your prayers and support. Sun, 9 Feb 2014 13:20:47 EST Posting a Scripture http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7542x56662537 I'm new to posting & I've noticed that many of you have a Scripture verse that appears under all your comments. I love that but am somewhat "computer illiterate" & don't know how to do it. Can anyone help me? <BR> Thanks, <BR> Ruth Wed, 5 Feb 2014 19:15:44 EST CWO50 - February log in points http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7542x56604787 Off we go again for a new month! <BR> <BR> 5 + 20 +10 Sat, 1 Feb 2014 15:46:21 EST I'm New http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7542x56577977 Joined Sparks on Tuesday, and glad to find this team. I'm 65 mother of 3 grown children, and grandma to 7 beautiful growing children ages 10 yr to 6 wk. I'm a retired RN and now work part-time as a library assistant which is a job I LOVE and is much less stressful than the medical field. <BR> I have 40 pounds to lose and so far (3days and counting LOL) I have been doing well with the program, but I know there will be times when I won't do so well. I would love encouragement from the member... Thu, 30 Jan 2014 13:53:29 EST 50 in december http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7542x56550150 Hi everyone! I turned 50 in December, thought it would be fun to join the group. My husband and I are parents to three wonderful boys,20,17&13. We served as missionaries for ten years & now are back in the US. Tue, 28 Jan 2014 13:58:11 EST Hi team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7542x56509440 Hello everyone. My name is Pam. I've been on spark for a few years, joined this team a while ago, and finally getting around to posting. I live in northern WI( where the high has often been below zero this winter). I wear a fitbit to track my steps and have been trying to get my steps in without stepping foot outside the garage( except in the car). I've been tracking on sp and think I am addicted. I love all the features on the site and would like to get to know all of you on this team. We go... Sat, 25 Jan 2014 12:32:01 EST New to all of this..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7542x56505153 Hi, I'm very new to this and to be honest a bit uncomfortable. But I want to be less "I can do it all on my own" and more "Hey I need help, I need others" which like I said is rather uncomfortable for me but I feel like the Lord wants me to get out of this particular comfort zone, so here I go! :-) <BR> <BR> I really need to quit giving lip service to losing weight and really start to do something about it. I've already begun the "pre" changing part...you know where you start to make so... Sat, 25 Jan 2014 02:12:47 EST Hi everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7542x56323023 Hi everyone, I'm Teresa. I'll be 52 next month and I could stand to lose 50 pounds. But my goal is 40 and then I'll go from there. I've been an absentee member of Sparkpeople for several years. I am ready to do something about my weight now. My biggest plus is faith in God and good family support. My biggest challenge is night time when I am alone in front of the computer and tv and I dread exercise which I haven't started yet. Thanks for this wonderful group. Sat, 11 Jan 2014 20:51:05 EST Snow http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7542x56281688 My poor "lives in northern blizzard land" daughter can't really relate to this, but we had snow today! It is but so dry here . Water shortages for this Summer are a major concern. Praise the Lord, we got two inches and we're supposed to get a couple more tomorrow! <BR> <BR> Cheri Wed, 8 Jan 2014 22:05:11 EST New Member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7542x56266227 Let me see. I'm new My first name is Cheri. (My middle name is Ann. This seems to be a common combination.) I'm 55. I'm terrible at staying on track. I have actually kept up with my goals lately. (since April), but needed a January (yuck) spark. This team seemed really nice and homey. Tue, 7 Jan 2014 21:25:29 EST Rejoining SP! New to this team! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7542x56198764 Well after being gone for 9 months.....gaining 20+ pounds and turning 50 I am back with a vengance! I have total of 106.8 pounds to lose and I WILL do it no matter how long it takes! But I have a daughter getting married the end of May so I need to lose as much as possible by then but be healthy at the same time! Help!!!!! Fri, 3 Jan 2014 14:01:38 EST I am new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7542x56196583 Hello, my name is Terri and I have 80 pounds to lose. I am 57 and have a cardiac issue that I am dealing with that causes me not to be able to exercise as I would like. I need some suggestions for this. Fri, 3 Jan 2014 11:25:40 EST CWO50 - January - Log in points http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7542x56163101 3 + 7 + 36 Wed, 1 Jan 2014 10:55:19 EST CWO50 - December - Log in points http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7542x55824665 Last month of the year...December!! <BR> <BR> 5 + 20 + 16 Sun, 1 Dec 2013 11:29:27 EST Hope for America with Billy Graham: November 7 - http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7542x55547957 Please check out myhopewithbillygraham.org in your area and encourage friends and family to listen to this wise man, Billy Graham share his HOPE for everyone! May we help our loved ones come to know Jesus Christ this Holiday season. Thu, 7 Nov 2013 07:57:48 EST CWO50 - November- Log in points http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7542x55476690 3 + 3 + 29 Fri, 1 Nov 2013 14:16:30 EST enjoying the scenery http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7542x55172914 I would rather take a wonderful walk outside at this time of year but it rained most of the weekend plus it's hunting season so I do most of my walking indoors and even right now it's raining. Even that I don't mind it just seems cozier that way. <em>252</em> Mon, 7 Oct 2013 10:19:59 EST CWO50 - October- Log in points http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7542x55095453 New month <BR> <BR> 2 + 5 Tue, 1 Oct 2013 04:47:56 EST Please Pray For Me http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=636x7542x55086964 UGH I have had a abscess tooth I was dealing with for a week and then I was able to go in and have it pulled. It then got infected so needless to say my choice of foods to eat have had to be soup or soft things. I have lived off soups and yogurt. I got on the scale and I gained back 10 lbs....... still down by 5 lbs from when I started. I know not feeling very good and no exercising and not enough water has pushed me off track. So please pray that I will be able to start all over and that G... Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:04:08 EST God is our Healer http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7542x55083363 1 Peter 2:24 (NKJV) Who HImself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness-by whose stripes you were healed. Mon, 30 Sep 2013 08:14:24 EST Little bit about me http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7542x54940997 I have been married to a wonderful man now for 39 years. We have three grown children and one adopted special needs little girl who is 11yrs old now. I have been a Christian now for 17 years.I love the Lord with all my heart. I am a Published Author of a Christian Book called Obesity Among Us / Taking The Journey To End It. (lol) Now I am practicing what I preached. <BR> <BR> I am a firm believer that I need to strive for a deeper faith, a stronger love and a hope that never disappoints. I... Wed, 18 Sep 2013 00:04:14 EST New Member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7542x54919970 So happy I found this Team Page! I am looking forward to loosing this weight and as I do, being able to encourage others and being encouraged by others. I have a lot of weight to loose as I am considered obese. I have struggled in the past with thyroid issues but now have them at the normal level so praying this will help with the weight loss. I also have arthritis so some days are harder to exercise then others but I will just keep on keeping on. <BR> <BR> I believe that God has a path fo... Mon, 16 Sep 2013 10:14:51 EST hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7542x54854290 I'm new here and to sparkpeople. Although, I'm not yet 50, I will be in about two months so I hope that that qualifies ;-). Tue, 10 Sep 2013 15:36:35 EST CWO50 - September- Log in points http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7542x54738225 New month...spin high!!! <BR> 5 + 5 Sun, 1 Sep 2013 10:55:35 EST Hi, Everyone! I'm new here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7542x54611674 Just wanted to pop in and introduce myself. My name is Diana and I live in Louisiana. I love the Lord and am trusting Him on this journey to reclaim my temple from years of neglect. With His grace, mercy and guidance, I WILL reach my goals - not just in losing so much weight, but also in getting healthy and fit. Thank you all for letting me join you here and blessings on your day and your journey! ~ di Wed, 21 Aug 2013 21:02:20 EST Introductions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7542x54423020 My name is Jeanne and I just turned 50 in December. I am looking forward to being on this team with all of you. Tue, 6 Aug 2013 17:48:14 EST CWO50 - August - Log in points http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7542x54349029 3 + 3 Thu, 1 Aug 2013 03:37:55 EST Great Message http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7542x54209354 Hi All, I just wanted to share this paragraph from my new devotional that my cousin patty gave me yesterday. This is perfect for me , because I am always saying how do you know youre hearing from the Holy Spirit(although I am finaly learning) anmd this says it so perfectly. here goes: "Expect to hear from Him. If you don't,you wont listen for Him, and yure not likely to hear Him, because He speaks in a small still voice. As a rule, His words are quiet words. Theyre not overwhelming words. If ... Sun, 21 Jul 2013 09:15:45 EST just checking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7542x54193932 hi all im trying to figure this all out.. not quite sure how to navigate this site. I lost 2 pounds , trying to see if it shows on my tracker Fri, 19 Jul 2013 21:38:42 EST Intro http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7542x54039812 Hello Team, <BR> <BR> My name is Cheryl and I am very excited to become a member of this team. I have a lot of weight to lose but I know all things are possible through Jesus Christ our Lord. I have tied to do this several times on my own but now it is time to allow God to help me do this. I truly believe in the power of prayer. I am looking forward to learning from all of you and sharing in this goal together. Sun, 7 Jul 2013 21:28:51 EST CWO50 - July - Log in points http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7542x53960994 5 + 5 Mon, 1 Jul 2013 14:04:08 EST Intro http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7542x53740425 I'm 5-3 and 168. I've been toeing this re-starting line of weight loss for awhile now. I am looking for some last push to get me decidedly over the line and on my way. Where can I read success stories for people in a similar condition to mine? <BR> <BR> Earlier this spring I was doing so well for a month with dieting and daily treadmill and having great success, but then my hip started hurting on the inside, and I had to stop walking and let it heal. Then I'd start walking again and the hip... Fri, 14 Jun 2013 11:10:31 EST Which shoes are best for walking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7542x53608952 Hi, I was wondering if anyone has any wisdom about what shoes would be good for walking? I have varicose veins in one leg that are pretty bad and when I walk my feet tend to hurt when I use the shoes I now have (they are from Walmart :-/). I'm thinking that now is the time to invest in a better pair since the ones I used when I was in better shape and younger just aren't working now. I don't think I've ever bought really good ones but I sure need to now. Thank you for any wisdom you can share... Tue, 4 Jun 2013 20:50:30 EST CWO50 - June - Log in points http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7542x53562774 5 + 25 Sat, 1 Jun 2013 16:33:29 EST CWO50 - May - Log in points http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7542x53180498 25 + 10 Wed, 1 May 2013 14:04:51 EST Missed y'all! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7542x53051745 I have returned after a long absence. So much going on! We have moved to Budapest and are starting in a new job. <BR> I am asking for prayer for myself that I can get back on track and lose the rest of the weight I need to lose. It is making me tired and depressed :( <BR> Also please pray for my 62 year old brother. He has had stroke like symptoms for 2 years and all his tests return negative. He has very slurred speech, has great difficulty walking and has balance problems. Please pr... Sun, 21 Apr 2013 10:03:59 EST April Log in Points http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7542x52790488 7 & 5 Tue, 2 Apr 2013 00:56:26 EST CWO50 - March - Log in points http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7542x52335193 Here we go again...new month of March! <BR> <BR> 5 + 7 Fri, 1 Mar 2013 06:50:01 EST Walking program going good! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7542x52051100 I've been back on my walking program since January 8, 2013 (my birthday <em>409</em> ). I had a horrible micro-plasma infection of my lungs <em>198</em> for 2 months from October through December and thought I was never going to get over it. I've been doing 6 miles walking everyday and it feels so good to get back into step <em>311</em> with myself. How are all you sparklers out there? <em>335</em> Sat, 9 Feb 2013 12:27:45 EST CWO50 - February - Log in points http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7542x51930936 7 + 7 Fri, 1 Feb 2013 15:10:01 EST CWO50 - January - Log in points http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7542x51411290 Happy New Year everyone!!! <BR> <BR> 10 +3 Tue, 1 Jan 2013 10:53:53 EST Back Fence 35 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7542x51411190 New Year and a fresh start for us all.... <BR> <BR> Happy New Year everyone!! Tue, 1 Jan 2013 10:49:22 EST CWO50 - December - Log in points http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7542x51041743 Off we go again.... <BR> 2 + 5 Sat, 1 Dec 2012 13:21:32 EST CWO50 - November - Log in points http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7542x50637662 <em>247</em> <em>247</em> <em>247</em> Thu, 1 Nov 2012 00:14:06 EST Post a verse http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7542x50525430 Let's post a verse that you read today or one that gives you particular comfort or whatever... <BR> <BR> Now may the God of patience and comfort grant you to be like minded toward one another, according to Christ Jesus. <BR> Romans 15:5 Wed, 24 Oct 2012 00:31:33 EST CWO50 - October - Log in points http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7542x50182050 Have a great day! Sun, 30 Sep 2012 23:58:45 EST CWO50 - September - Log in points http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7542x49725105 New month...off we go... <BR> <BR> 3 + 5 Sat, 1 Sep 2012 17:51:51 EST CWO50 - August - Log in points http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7542x49261938 Off we go again for another month.... <BR> <BR> 3 + 7 Wed, 1 Aug 2012 17:34:54 EST NEW Back Fence 34 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7542x49261762 Hi ladies...1st of August and a good time to start a new Back Fence...no. 34. <BR> It's incredible to think we have 608 members yet so few ladies posting on the team or chatting here. <BR> Let's see if some will join us now... <BR> <BR> Been a nice day for me...walked this morning and then an even longer one late afternoon. Going to view a couple of small houses to rent tomorrow, but I think they may be too small for our needs. Wed, 1 Aug 2012 17:19:51 EST CWO50 - July - Log in points http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7542x48775471 2 + 7 Sun, 1 Jul 2012 12:23:45 EST CWO50 - June - Log in points http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7542x48326673 5 + 25 Fri, 1 Jun 2012 12:49:55 EST May login points http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7542x47868551 5 & 5 Tue, 1 May 2012 23:15:25 EST CWO50 April LogIn Points http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7542x47365632 Happy April Everybody. I just got here and wanted to log in points and realized that it was April. Sun, 1 Apr 2012 06:38:19 EST It's me AGAIN http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7542x47211524 It's me again......clicking on sparkspeople.............sigh..........wha<BR>t do I do next. I am as heavy as I've ever been......feeling unfit as I've ever felt. And you know what, I blame my husband for this.....he has been recuperating from a complicated hip replacement since Dec. and I was unable to get to curves....as I took care of him and picked up some of his slack on our diary farm. Although hating to see him in pain, I have thoroughly enjoyed my time with him, now I KNOW it's not... Thu, 22 Mar 2012 15:38:45 EST What inspired you today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7542x47067734 All of us need some inspiration each day so let's share things that inspire us. <BR> <BR> Today I was inspired by the CD a fellow worker in the nursery brought in to play while we worked. It was in Spanish but I have heard that particular artist before. He is a Christian and sings beautifully. The CD was a praise and worship CD. I understand just enough Spanish to catch some of what the singer was trying to convey. <BR> Wed, 14 Mar 2012 00:57:22 EST CWO50 - MARCH LOG IN http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7542x46840707 Here we go for the month of MARCH!!! <BR> <BR> 7 + 7 Thu, 1 Mar 2012 01:15:37 EST CWO50 - MARCH WEEKLY WEIGH IN http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=674x7542x46834175 This is an easy one to do...just list your dates for the month and then come back EVERY WEEK to update. <BR> <BR> OK team...together we can do this!! MARCH HERE WE COME!!! <BR> <BR> <em>458</em> <em>4</em> <em>193</em> <em>104</em> <em>285</em> Wed, 29 Feb 2012 17:35:20 EST Quick track & Calorie count - 20th Feb - 26th Feb http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=674x7542x46660177 Hello ladies...off we go for another fresh week...Let's just do it !! <BR> <BR> This is an easy one to do...just choose Quick Track or count your calories...list the days of the week and come back often to update with your progress!! <BR> <BR> <em>224</em> <em>194</em> <em>194</em> <em>265</em> <em>488</em> <em>267</em> <em>284</em> <em>492</em> <em>22</em> <em>147</em> <em>485</em> <em>265</em> Sun, 19 Feb 2012 12:36:53 EST Quick track & Calorie count - 13th Feb - 19th Feb http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=674x7542x46549603 Hello ladies...off we go for another fresh week...hope my internet hold up this week!! <BR> <BR> This is an easy one to do...just choose Quick Track or count your calories...list the days of the week and come back often to update with your progress!! <BR> <BR> <em>224</em> <em>194</em> <em>194</em> <em>265</em> <em>488</em> <em>267</em> <em>284</em> <em>492</em> <em>22</em> <em>147</em> <em>485</em> <em>265</em> Sun, 12 Feb 2012 14:52:19 EST Quick track & Calorie count - 6th Feb - 12th Feb http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=674x7542x46445658 Hello ladies...off we go for another fresh week...hope my internet hold up this week!! <BR> <BR> This is an easy one to do...just choose Quick Track or count your calories...list the days of the week and come back often to update with your progress!! <BR> <BR> <em>224</em> <em>194</em> <em>194</em> <em>265</em> <em>488</em> <em>267</em> <em>284</em> <em>492</em> <em>22</em> <em>147</em> <em>485</em> <em>265</em> Mon, 6 Feb 2012 10:07:56 EST