SparkPeople ~ Sexy and Fabulous ~ Team Messageboard Sexy and fabulous! Sexy in your own skin is important in life, it's important to your health and happiness!! Welcome, come be a part of a sexy and fabulous new you!! SparkPeople ~ Sexy and Fabulous ~ Team Messageboard Give a WooHoo if you exercised <em>244</em> Tue, 18 Dec 2012 15:13:52 EST Last Fruit Eaten Banana Sun, 16 Dec 2012 14:52:42 EST Exercise for 12.15.12 Quick Fire Please Stop by for "Your Daily Discussion" Topic Below for Discussion, Questions &/or Comments! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> "GETTING TO THE CORE OF THE MATTER," QUICKFIRE CHALLENGE! <BR> <BR> The plank exercise is ranked by ACE (The American Council on Exercise) as a top 10 Most Effective Ab Exercises and is a great way to build endurance in both the abs and back, as well as stabilizer muscles. <BR> <BR> THE QUICKFIRE OF THE DAY ARE ONE OF THE BEST CORE WORKOUTS- THE PLANKS! <BR> <... Sat, 15 Dec 2012 13:59:42 EST Team Work TEAM WORKS.......Works For Me !!!!  <BR> <BR> IT'S ALL ABOUT TEAM WORK!!!  <BR> <BR> Team Work is the concept of a group of people working together cooperatively, giving each other support when needed, and to encourage your team members in achieving their goals.  <BR> <BR> <BR> T ogether  <BR> <BR> E veryone  <BR> <BR> A chieves  <BR> <BR> M ore  <BR> <BR> <BR> TEAM WORK is about building a strong team and working as a team.  <BR> <BR> BELONGING to a team, is a result of feeling par... Sat, 15 Dec 2012 13:57:25 EST Recruit New Members Although we have several team members, unfortunately we don't have a lot of active members...I want to see this team become more active on the boards....Please join me in inviting new members to the group. <BR> <BR> <BR> Team Leader <BR> Anica <BR> Fri, 14 Dec 2012 16:17:37 EST Exercise Streak (daily, weekly, monthly) <BR> Calling all Team Members!!! <BR> <BR> How long can you keep it up?? This is something I know you can do!!! <BR> <BR> Rules: <BR> 15 minutes of exercise each day...The exercise can be anything that gets you moving... <BR> <BR> Post here what day you are on... <BR> <BR> <BR> Team Leader <BR> Anica Fri, 14 Dec 2012 16:09:42 EST Exercise for 12.14.12 -- Quick Fire Challenge Please Stop by for "Your Daily Discussion" Topic Below for Discussion, Questions &/or Comments! <BR> <BR> CHALLENGE TIPTOE SQUATS! <BR> <BR> There are a variety of ways to do squats, but one of my favorite versatile versions is the Tiptoe Squat...When you don't have access to weights, but you still want to work your legs, this version of the traditional squat can be pretty challenging. <BR> <BR> Being on your toes adds intensity in the calves as well as the quads, so you'll really st... Fri, 14 Dec 2012 13:17:41 EST Exercise for 12.13.12 -- Quick Fire Challenge YOUR CALORIE COMBUSTION QUICKFIRE CHALLENGE! <BR> <BR> Side Lunge with Windmill Arms: <BR> <BR> xercise-of-the-week-side-lunge-with-wi <BR> ndmill-arms.htm <BR> <BR> Stand with legs wide, arms straight out to the sides and parallel to the floor. <BR> <BR> Bend the right knee into a side lunge and bring the left arm down towards the foot. <BR> <BR> Come back up, rotating the arms, and lunge to the left, bringing the right arm down towards the f... Thu, 13 Dec 2012 14:09:04 EST Take Two Been away for a minute but I am back now for determined to lose the weight.. Lets start this week off with a bang.. [even though it is Monday =(] Mon, 10 Dec 2012 14:09:36 EST E is for ?? endurance Mon, 7 Feb 2011 16:59:10 EST T.G.I.F. !!! <em>236</em> Fri, 4 Feb 2011 19:30:13 EST D is for determination Thu, 3 Feb 2011 15:12:31 EST C is for courageous Tue, 1 Feb 2011 18:50:11 EST B is for ?? beautiful Sat, 29 Jan 2011 20:52:46 EST did you drink you water today ?? yes Thu, 27 Jan 2011 22:36:00 EST New member Hi everyone!!!!!!!! I am so happy to be here. I have about 90 pounds to lose and I'm determined! I'm ready to take my body and mind back! I hope to get to know you all! Thu, 27 Jan 2011 00:47:56 EST woohoo wednesday <em>244</em> Wed, 26 Jan 2011 14:23:12 EST post any emoticon <em>244</em> Tue, 25 Jan 2011 17:03:37 EST A is for ??? athletic Mon, 24 Jan 2011 21:49:36 EST WHAT ARE YOU DRINKING ?? <em>194</em> <em>222</em> <em>106</em> <BR> We know that water is so important for our overall health, and, everyone, I think, has seen that I'm an avid hot tea addict -- (not the best, I'll admit) -- but let's share -- what we are drinking right now! <BR> Thu, 20 Jan 2011 15:26:23 EST WooHoo Wednesday !! <em>244</em> Wed, 19 Jan 2011 14:14:36 EST coffee today ?? no Tue, 18 Jan 2011 20:27:47 EST did you take a spark poll today ? yes Mon, 17 Jan 2011 14:06:14 EST whats the last vegetable you ate green beans Thu, 13 Jan 2011 14:35:06 EST how many log-in points did you get today ?? <BR> Thought it would be fun to keep active on the Team board and report how many log in points we got each day .. <BR> <BR> today...7 Wed, 12 Jan 2011 15:17:11 EST How Many Log-In Points Did you Get Today? 10 Tue, 11 Jan 2011 13:51:36 EST GLEE I'm spending the afternoon with my GLEE music blasting, dancing around and making food for dinner tonight and next week. That way we are less likely to grab too much or foods that don't fit into our plan. <BR> So far I've cut up carrots, celery and apples <BR> Prepared everything for dinner tonight, I just have to throw it in the oven later. <BR> And now it's time to wash and prepare the veggies and salad for the rest of the week. <BR> <BR> I LOVE GLEE! I'm so silly but the music makes m... Sun, 9 Jan 2011 14:18:30 EST Did You Exercise Today ?? <em>315</em> Wed, 5 Jan 2011 14:32:18 EST Which emoticon describes you today? <em>15</em> Mon, 27 Dec 2010 20:46:29 EST Movie Titles A-Z Annie Tue, 14 Dec 2010 12:14:20 EST spit or swallow game apples Sun, 3 Oct 2010 16:29:42 EST Wheel Points?? How many wheel points did you get today?? Fri, 24 Sep 2010 06:53:45 EST Challenge, August 2010: Sweat it out! This challenge goes from August 1st to August 31st, 2010. <BR> <BR> You can join this challenge at any time! <BR> <BR> For this challenge: <BR> <BR> 1) Exercise or be physically active for 30 minutes every day. <BR> <BR> <em>9</em> <em>319</em> <em>9</em> <em>274</em> <em>9</em> <em>312</em> <em>9</em> <em>415</em> <em>9</em> Sun, 1 Aug 2010 12:20:55 EST Challenge, August 2010: Make the commitment! This challenge goes from August 1st to August 31st, 2010 <BR> <BR> You are welcome to join at any time! <BR> <BR> For this challenge: <BR> <BR> 1) Log on to SparkPeople at least once per day. <BR> <BR> 2) Get log-in points. <BR> <BR> 3) Huddle with ~ Sexy & Fabulous ~ and at least one other team of your choosing once per day. <BR> <BR> 4) Comment on 1 blog post per day. <BR> <BR> 5) Make at least 1 blog post per week. <BR> <BR> 7) Read one SparkPeople health news article or team membe... Sun, 1 Aug 2010 12:15:47 EST Challenge, August 2010: Pamper yourself! This challenge runs from August 1st to August 31st, 2010. <BR> <BR> You are welcome to join it at any time! <BR> <BR> For this challenge: <BR> <BR> 1) Get (or give yourself) one manicure and/or pedicure once per week. <BR> <BR> 2) Get (or give yourself) one facial once per week. <BR> <BR> 3) Dress up extra pretty (or handsome for our 3 male teammates!) once per week, either for work or a night on the town. You can also stay home and do this challenge, but if you stay home you have to do ... Sun, 1 Aug 2010 12:11:15 EST this was an error error Sun, 1 Aug 2010 12:09:42 EST this was an error error Sun, 1 Aug 2010 12:02:20 EST What is Your Ideal Height and Weight Goal? Hi, I am new to this forum. Thought I would post here because I'm wondering what weight you feel really sexy at and what you are aiming for. <BR> <BR> I am 5 ' 8 1/2. My weight has really fluctuated. As a teenager I first packed on maybe 30 pounds. Then as a senior in high school I lost it and got down to 140. Even so, I was a size 12. I am not a petite woman. Anyway, that is my goal now (I'll take 150, but no more than that.) THAT is when and only when I feel really really great. Totally co... Thu, 8 Jul 2010 16:13:19 EST Team Map Hi everyone. Would anybody please tell me how the team map works?. I can't find myself in it, reagardless I already activated that option. Thanks in advance. <BR> <BR> <em>670</em> Wed, 30 Jun 2010 14:51:49 EST Great to be here! It's great to know this time a group of people who share the same objective will be a part of my on daily basis effort to achieve my goal. I've done a little bit of everything, diets, workout programs, but haven't got to where I want...yet. Don't feel frustrated since I'm still working on getting there, but it'd be great if this time I do it and remain there. We can do it! Mon, 24 May 2010 23:01:28 EST Who loves Zumba? How fun/sexy/crazy/hot is Zumba a heart pumping calorie torching cardio blast where I couldn't wipe the smile off my face the whole hour! <BR> <em>212</em> <em>346</em> Wed, 31 Mar 2010 19:27:19 EST "You are looking so skinny today" So my good friend said today "you are looking so skinny today, when you came into class I though wow, your lookin good, with your shirt tucked in and everything" Bless her bless her!! I spent some time today trying on clothes because I feel like I am between a 12 and a 10 right now. It is funny how that feel skinny to me now. But I do feel, hot and thin and fit and ***damn sexy!! I almost want to take pictures in my 12's so I can remember how great this "station" felt on the road to fitness. Sun, 28 Mar 2010 23:38:03 EST Who loves dancing with the stars? I watched it for the first time tonight. How sexy is Pam Anderson? Wow! Cute guys hot chicks and I can't believe I am saying this but I am really starting to like Kate Gosslin. She is a tough cookie, but there is a lot of insecurity and vulnerability under that (and she's not a quitter). I loved it when Niecy Nash told her partner she would be mad if he made her lose her jiggly bits! I love gorgeous big girls with confidence!!! Sexy fun show. Anyone else? Tue, 23 Mar 2010 21:09:36 EST Shiny Lip Gloss Hello Beauties, <BR> <BR> I love lip gloss so much that I no longer wear lipstick. I can't seem to find those really shiny lipglosses that you see the stars wearing. I am going to admit to watching Keeping Up With The Kardashians tonight and Kim's lips are always so shiny and the shine lasts. <BR> <BR> Can anyone recommend some? <BR> <BR> Sun, 14 Feb 2010 22:30:01 EST oh high heels!!! I love high heels! <em>30</em> my only problem is that sometimes my heel comes out of the shoe when i walk! <em>40</em> it's annoying & sometimes pass on the cutest shoes for that reason or mostly get those with the straps. is there anything i could do to keep my heels from coming out of the shoes?? ill take all the advice i could!! thanks <em>30</em> Fri, 6 Feb 2009 14:55:41 EST I'm back! Just wanted to say, I'M HERE! :) I took a "maintenance" break & was out... but I'm back again! Feel free to stop by whenever you guys need support or need a buddy. Have a SUCCESSFUL day!!!!!! Thu, 22 Jan 2009 16:53:17 EST DONT FORGET!!!!! Hey everybody, dont forget tonight is when my fiance's show premiers on TLC...9/8c Saw for Hire....Its gonna be a great show!!! <em>52</em> Thu, 15 Jan 2009 11:45:40 EST Spark Bootcamp I started spark bootcamp today!! Is anyone else going to give it a try this time? <em>216</em> Sun, 4 Jan 2009 17:14:57 EST VERY EXCITING!!! Hello everybody!! I just wanted to let everyone know that my fiance, Gerome Kennedy, is part of a TV show "Saw For Hire" that has been in the works for about a year now. Its been shown locally here in OK for a season, and now it has been picked up by TLC and will premier Nationally on January 15th at 9pm. They will show 2 episodes, one at 9 and one at 930, then they will reshow them at 11 and 1130. Course different states may have different times, so check you local listings, but I would love... Tue, 30 Dec 2008 10:04:32 EST Looking Fine in 2009 Hi everyone, I just wanted to invite anyone who would be interested in a scrap booking challenge to join another team that I am part of. We are going to do a scrapbook about ourselves, our journey, our goals, our struggles and learn how to be a little more creative along the way. Hopefully with a lot of laughs and a killer bod at the end of 2009! <BR> <BR> Check it out at Healthy Scrappers ! Mon, 29 Dec 2008 19:05:46 EST Spark People Video's I'd like to start a challenge that will help us with exercising through the end of the year. Spark people has on-line video's. I am challenging us to pick 2 video's a week to add to our current exercise programs, and review the programs for he team. That way we can get more "MOVIN'" done and find out which videos are fun, challenging, boring ect. <BR> WHO'S IN? <em>216</em> Sun, 7 Dec 2008 15:34:48 EST What Else Makes Your Feel Sexy and Fabulous? A Hot bath and a pedicure always cheer me up and make me feel good about me. <em>204</em> Tue, 2 Dec 2008 19:24:50 EST Hi there fabulous and sexy ladies! Hi, my name is Bora. I am happy to be here and hope that I can be a valuable addition to this group of sexy, sensual women. Yes, like most, I struggle with some weight issues. I have lost over 200 pounds during the last 3 years and still want to lose a few more to reach my goal of about 140-145. But in addition to that, I am on a long over-due journey to rediscover my sexy and sensual side. I know it is in me somewhere. I was there before I had kids, before I had grandkids. It was there when ... Mon, 1 Dec 2008 20:59:51 EST New Girl :) Hello, I'm all very new to SP and I'm hoping to make quite a few changes with myself. :) Sat, 22 Nov 2008 06:18:06 EST Where are you from I'm from New York Sat, 15 Nov 2008 15:39:22 EST Hi Everyone! Hello, my name is Lena and I'm new to the team! Wish me luck ! <em>247</em> Thu, 13 Nov 2008 18:45:58 EST Im voting for..... Just out of hate, no bashing, just who are you voting for,and where are you from? <BR> Im from Oklahoma and Im voting McCain/Palin Mon, 3 Nov 2008 16:05:27 EST What Happened? Hi everyone. What happened? This June I had gotten down to 196 and I noticed my clothes were getting snug so I weighed today at work and I weigh 232. I was like WOW. It's amazing how my weight got away from me just when I thought I was where I wanted to be. I quit paying attention to what I was eating, I stopped logging, even stopped working out. Well I guess it showed me a lesson. So here I am again feeling really silly for getting to comfortable. I guess I know now not to to ever give up we... Wed, 22 Oct 2008 23:30:58 EST The picture caught my eye and pulled... I saw the team pic and said hey wait up whats this....? Tue, 21 Oct 2008 17:03:01 EST Come On Team! I know it's summer and alot of us haven't been posting because of the gorgeous weather! but there's still some of us who check in on the regular for challenges and uplifting advice, me being one of them! So come on and let's get our sexy on! let's get challenge! WoooooHoooooo!!!! Tue, 29 Jul 2008 11:24:30 EST awol i know i have been awol for quite a while but i am back. lots of health problems with mom and dad and i sort of let myself go too. but no more i have got to get control of myself and be sexy and fabulous for myself. <BR> as of today i am going to get me under control again!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sun, 27 Jul 2008 19:31:07 EST Let's Get To Know Each Other Name/Username- Mimi/ Im_Mimi <BR> <BR> Married?- Yes , 13 years <BR> <BR> Kids?- yep, 6 - Bethany 20, Lauryn 18, Maurra 12, Noah (deceased, stillborn), Garrett 7 and Nathan 6 <BR> <BR> Job?- Stay at home mom/wife and full time college student working on 2 degrees <BR> <BR> Zodiac sign?- Saggitarius <BR> <BR> Favorite color?- Neon Green <BR> <BR> Favorite "good" food?- Grilled Chicken Breast, Fresh Fruit & Avocado's <BR> <BR> Favorite "bad" food?- Cheese & Chocolate <BR> <BR> F... Sat, 26 Jul 2008 12:11:29 EST DOES THIS HAPPEN TO YOU OK I WOKE UP THIS MORNING FEELING GREAT LIGHT AND FREE ALL BECAUSE I DIDN'T EAT LATE NIGHT LAST NIGHT LIKE ALWAYS <em>246</em> NOW I ATE BREAKFAST AFTER I DID I ONLY HAD A WHOLE GRAIN ENGLISH MUFFIN NOW I'm BLOATED AND BACK TO FEELING HEAVY IT SEEMS LIKE THAT ALWAYS HAPPENS AS SOON AS I STICK SOMETHING IN MY MOUTH I FEEL AWFUL AND MY STOMACH STICKS RIGHT BACK OUT DOES ANYONE EVER FEEL LIKE THIS Sun, 20 Jul 2008 12:57:18 EST New to sparkpeople my name is Lindsay and i just joined spark people and iam lookin to lose ten pounds and get my body toned up so just need a little support to get me looking sexy and fabulous Sun, 13 Jul 2008 19:40:15 EST Clothing What clothing are you most looking forward to wearing when you reach your goal? Wed, 9 Jul 2008 15:37:27 EST New and Improved Here! Hello Everyone- <BR> <BR> I am new on your team! Thu, 26 Jun 2008 11:52:50 EST Could anyone tell me where my butt went !!! I have been working out and I started to notice that my butt is disappearing. OH GOD that's not sexy. I tried squats but I don't think its working. Tue, 24 Jun 2008 08:43:58 EST Hey Sexy Ladies !!! Hello <BR> I am not new to SP but would like to make new friends and gets others advice and support or just to talk. <em>220</em> Tue, 24 Jun 2008 08:41:16 EST Leaving I'm sorry, but I need to leave the team. Things at home at really hectic and I need to take myself down to 2 teams. I wish everyone the best of luck and if things settle down, I'll join back up. This is a great team and I hate leaving. I wish all of you the best of luck! <em>253</em> Fri, 20 Jun 2008 22:37:45 EST Name change Hey gang! Just wanted to let everyone know I changed my user name for "delcie" to "sexy4daryl" ~~ need a little reminder of why I'm doing this. Sat, 31 May 2008 23:38:08 EST Goals for June or summer State you goals for the summer or for June. Stating it makes it eaaier to focus more, and keeps us accountable. Fri, 30 May 2008 03:23:38 EST Daily 4 Things Sorry you guys, I thought I was responding to the thread. I'm still trying to learn how all this works. Can anyone tell me how I delete this? Thu, 22 May 2008 15:43:02 EST Ms Newbie Hello everyone, my name is Terrica (TeTe), I'm new to the site. This is my second week, and I'm still trying to get the hang of how all this works lol. But I'm happy to be here and looking forward to being Sexy and Fabulous. Thu, 22 May 2008 01:07:56 EST Hi! I'm Cyndi. I just joined SparkPeople 3 days ago. So far, I love it! Everyone is so kind and supportive. I joined because I want to lose about 60 lbs. Thats a lot and I think I only need to lose about 40, but if I'm going to do it I would rather do it full heartedly! I love meeting new people and making new friends, so please message me!!!! Good luck everyone! Tue, 13 May 2008 09:10:50 EST Caffeine energized workouts? Exerpt from Jillian Michaels newsletter...just a little FYI this morning... <BR> <BR> Caffeine Confusion <BR> Lately there's been a lot of talk about caffeine and exercise. Studies have shown that consuming caffeine before working out enhances performance and helps to burn fat. Hey, don't down that pot of coffee just yet! You need to hear the whole story behind caffeine and exercise <BR> First of all, coffee and Diet Coke isn't going to do it. As a fitness aide, caffeine is only effective ... Tue, 15 Apr 2008 10:19:22 EST Sex and the City!! Who else is excited about the movie coming out!?? I LOVE THAT SHOW SO MUCH! I can watch the seasons over and over! and I have.. hhaha like times! best investment in dvds i'v EVER MADE! hahaha <em>212</em> Fri, 11 Apr 2008 13:27:19 EST I'm back I was a member here for awhile and left the team, because things were so busy for me. Well, now I'm back. I missed everyone so much...I just had to come back. And I got a new computer with a new mouse and I accidently hit the "leave" button today after I joined. <em>198</em> But now I'm back. And I'm so excited to rejoin this awesome team. <em>252</em> Wed, 9 Apr 2008 22:17:57 EST I'm back on track! Hi all beautiful sparkppl! I have been on leave for a long time since I found out last year that I was pregnant of my daugther Victoria. So, now that she was born last Feb 26, I am trying to get back on track as I gained a lot of weight and REALLY want to be rid of all of it ASAP. I am back for support as I feel weak and about to fall into depression when I look at my body on the mirror or realize that none of my old clothing fits anymore. But, I also realize that becoming depressed is not th... Sat, 29 Mar 2008 06:13:48 EST LEAVE OF ABSENSE I JUST FOUND OUT THUR THAT I'M PREGNENT SO I'M TAKING A LEAVE OF ABSENSE FROM SPARK. I'LL BE ON IT'S SISTER SITE BABYFIT.COM BUT I'LL BE BACK PERIODICLLY TO SAY HI. Mon, 24 Mar 2008 15:11:45 EST Hello all you sexy people!! I am new HI everyone!! My name is Lori and I am ready to join all the sexy people on this team !! I joined spark back in Jan, 08, So far I like it but sometimes it is a struggle. So I look forward to meeting all of you. <em>253</em> Thu, 20 Mar 2008 22:59:35 EST Join my group. Support me and I will do the same. Hey everyone! Please join my group. Here is the link: <BR> You can copy the link and paste it to your browser. <BR><BR>s_individual.asp?gid=19317 <BR> <BR> If you can't do that then the name of my group is Angel Starz. <BR> <BR> It would mean the world to me if you joined and wrote comments and huddled. <BR> <BR> Thank you <BR> Luv Angel Starz Sat, 15 Mar 2008 07:31:00 EST My short term goal! well i live in nyc and my fiance lives in north carolina for the time being i miss him soo much!! well i wanna lose some weight so that when he comes up i can stun him haha soo everyone i need your support i can't do this alone! Thu, 13 Mar 2008 17:46:14 EST Hello! New to Spark! Hello all! I'm new to SparkPeople and very excited to start on my healthier path to a lighter me :) I'm from Washington state and would love to meet others in the same boat as myself! My problem through the years with weight loss has been motivation, so hopefully I'll meet some motivating people on here <em>20</em> Wed, 12 Mar 2008 23:29:29 EST Help with my sodium?!? Ok I am awesome on the water; good about my calories on point with my exercising routine becoming habit...but theres just too much sodium in my diet. I am appealling to all the teams I belong to with feedback. I love having my FF deli chicken for lunch b/c it is a great source of protein but its loaded!! I hate grilled ckn sandwiches and all in all not a HUGE fan of meat (think meat w/o the weird texture lol). I also like my pretzels/sun chips but in moderation. How do I cut the salt out when... Tue, 11 Mar 2008 14:09:59 EST Happy Tuesday I hope everyone has a great day!! <em>247</em> Tue, 11 Mar 2008 09:07:14 EST My Team I started a team about a month ago and I'm looking to make it grow. Can I post info about it here? <em>303</em> Fri, 7 Mar 2008 15:11:22 EST MASTECTOMY BILL!! PLEASE READ Hi Everyone! I received this from my friend Linda! I was going to delete it but I decided to take a second and read it. Please don't delete this. Please read it. It is something that is so horrifing about the power of Insurance Companies regarding women getting a Mastectomy. Please take the time to go to the website that is provided and voice your opinion. This is something that needs to be done now! Please remember to pass this along to EVERYONE THAT YOU KNOW! <BR> <BR> Thank you! <BR> <... Fri, 7 Mar 2008 04:57:47 EST Happy Thursday!! How is everyone?? The weather here in Texas is driving me nuts.. One day you can wear shorts and the next you have to wear ski clothes.. Thu, 6 Mar 2008 20:08:03 EST HEY TO ALL JUST WANTED TO SAY HI TO ALL OF YOU. ( OR WHOEVER READ THIS POST REALLY ) THE WORD SEXY IS SO FORIEGN TO ME. HAVENT FELT THAT IN SO LONG. OTHE INSIDE I DO IF THERE IS NO MIRROR IN SIGHT , BUT ONCE I TAKE A GLANCE IN ONE IT'S ALL OVER. HUBBY WONT TOUCH ME 95% OF THE TIME. THAT REALLY HELPS LOL. BUT IT IS ALL ABOUT SELF I FOUND OUT SO I WILL MAKE THIS HAPPEN. <em>41</em> Tue, 4 Mar 2008 23:09:56 EST ~ Hey There from Texas~~ I'm new to this team and Just wanted to say Hello to everyone~~ I'm a school teacher in Texas Woo Hoo.. and I'm trying to stay on track and lose about 20 lbs. before summer gets here.. If anyone needs anything let me know~~ Cheers~ Deanna Mon, 25 Feb 2008 12:14:44 EST passing by just to say hi hey everyone, i know i haven't been posting much since i joined this group, but i'm here lol. i've been reading and learning from you guys though. and i want to say thanks. i guess you wonder whats up with me& why my ticker hasn/t moved. well a week <BR> <BR> after joining sparks i weighed in and was kinda disappointed bout not losing, so i never weighed myself since. matter of fact i'm scared to weigh myself. does that make sense? lol anyways i've been pushing myself much harder since the... Wed, 13 Feb 2008 06:33:28 EST Can someone tell me where I can find the actions steps and get points for them? I can't find them anywhere. Sat, 9 Feb 2008 21:14:34 EST Hello Hey Everyone!! I just joined this team and just wanted to post a little introduction my name is Alyssa I am 20 years old! I have a full-time job that I absolutely hate! I am getting my childcare development associate so i can go on doing something I love! <BR> <BR> Alyssa Sat, 9 Feb 2008 20:15:17 EST YUCK! - NOT sexy, just plain old trash... Donating is great and all, but when it comes to footwear, only gently used is acceptable. My 15!!!years old leather boots have been sitting for a looooong time. Haha ...I took the boots off after wearing them a last time and than they went straight into the garbage: <BR> <link><BR>n6.jpg </link> <BR> <BR> Ewww ...the straightness of the upper boot looked pretty weird. <BR> I am all for donating, but I think those 15yrs old boots were NOT sexy vintage ... Wed, 6 Feb 2008 20:01:11 EST Valentines day... Does anyone know of any healthy, yummy tasting Valentines treats... whether it's cake or cookies? I want to make something good for my family, but it needs to be low calorie so I can have some myself. Anything pink or red is a bonus. :) Also, any ideas for a homemade V-day dinner would be appreciated as well... just don't want my diet to ruin the day for us! Thanx!! Mon, 4 Feb 2008 15:02:45 EST I don't think I have properly introduced myself I am Lisa. Mother of 2. I am going to be 40 this year and it's traumatized me! I just can't wrap my brain around it. But I want to be 40 and FAB! <em>244</em> I joined alot of teams because there were many that fit with my interests. I will do my best to try to post more. <BR> Sun, 3 Feb 2008 16:59:23 EST Happy Super Bowl Hope everyone enjoys watching the game. Don't use tomorrow as an excuse to PIG out. <em>4</em> Remember everything in moderation. We're having the Super Bowl at my place, so I get to pick the menu. YEA! All the hi cal/fat food that I'm making are foods I don't like, so I won't feel like I'm missing anything. I also have some great low-fat/cal recipes. So, I'll be able to enjoy some great treats. I also plan to exercise in the morning. Hope everyone has a great day!!! Sat, 2 Feb 2008 20:10:07 EST Lasik I had Lasik last week and my eyes aren't healed all the way. When I can see better, I'll be back. Mon, 28 Jan 2008 12:00:01 EST water & sleep it's nice and sunny here in hampton va ,but still cold. i've been up since 5 am. for some reason, no matter what time i go to bed, i always wake up before 6. i know i'm not getting enough sleep, i feel it. it's been like this for a long time, can't afford to see a doctor, any other advice on that subject. also. WATER!!!!! i always drink like 1 or 2 tall sports bottle of water a day. is that too much water, or not enough. is there a such thing as too much water? i'm curious. Sun, 27 Jan 2008 08:48:59 EST Hello ! Hello Sexy & Fabulous members, I just joined the this team and SP two weeks ago and I am looking forward to meeting evryone! <BR> <BR> ~Liz Thu, 24 Jan 2008 19:26:16 EST Oprah's looking for you! Hey guys a friend of mine passed this along to me and I thought I would share it with all of you!! This would be a great way to spread the spark if one of our very own Spark members could get on the Oprah show!!! Here's the info below from the website: <BR> <BR> <BR> Are you a WEIGHT LOSS SUCCESS story? <BR> <BR> <BR> Have you lost a significant amount of weight and kept it off? Have you tried every diet in the book and finally discovered the key to healthy weight loss. <BR> ... Wed, 23 Jan 2008 01:30:28 EST New to the group!! Hey all... I'm 26 yrs old and on my way to becoming SEXY & FABULOUS!!! I started SP on the 1st and doing pretty good so far. Gonna make sure I check in each day with all my new friends out there and keep myself motivated and strong!!! Feel free to check out my profile! Tue, 15 Jan 2008 14:45:43 EST Spring Fever Challenge Chinadoll what a great name for a challenge!!!It can start January 15 and end March 20.The goal is to lose atleast 10lbs.The weather may make it impossible for some to get out and be active.But Walk Away The Pounds is a great indoor DVD.So everybody get ready for Spring Fever.Dont forget to log your fitness minutes on spark.ok team Lets GO..... Mon, 14 Jan 2008 06:05:06 EST New to Sparkpeople but not to being sexy and fab! I am new! <BR> <BR> My name is Michelle and I have quite a road ahead of me! I had a great time getting to the weight that I am at now by eating to my hearts content but now am paying for it! I developed asthma with my last baby (my third) and now need to lose some of the extra bumps and lumps! <BR> <BR> I have always considered myself sexy because curves are hot! <BR> <BR> I need some encouragement that I can reach my goal and upon browing the teams page came across this one. I lov... Tue, 8 Jan 2008 12:10:26 EST Will there be a 2008 Challenge?? Lets lets lets!! ^_^ Thu, 3 Jan 2008 06:01:09 EST Ideas Im new to this page. Im needing some tips on this loosing weight thing, if anyone has any! Wed, 2 Jan 2008 19:04:32 EST Sexy AND GETTING SEXIER <em>212</em> Hello I am new to the team and feel very sexy and want to be even more so by getting healthy. I have been a member since 2006, but have just started taking health seriously. Ilook forward to increasing my sexy and getting healthy with you all. Tue, 1 Jan 2008 12:02:11 EST WHAT IS YOUR GOAL FOR 2008 ? Hi everyone !!! Have you set a goal for the NEW YEAR.It is almost here.What is your goal or goals?My goal is to be the best that I can be.To work harder than I ever have to be healthier.To help inspire anyone that needs it.I am not waiting for the New Year to start,I am working on my goals now. I am going to write them down and check them every week.What is your goal? Sat, 22 Dec 2007 20:44:56 EST Sexy WoW can't wait Hi all never seen this team before.I would like to check it out. <em>2</em> Fri, 21 Dec 2007 01:01:13 EST I'm new I'm new to SP & to this team! It is so good being here! I am Becky & I am from Tx. & I have 50 lbs. to lose. Sat, 1 Dec 2007 18:55:24 EST hello Hello my name is Jamie, well i just started spark people with the help of my sis-in-law. I find it so motivational and really keeping me in line with my diet and exercise. i want to be healthy and finally happy. keep up the good work everyone and God bless. Tue, 27 Nov 2007 13:58:09 EST What have you done today to make you feel proud? I exercised for an hour and ate whole grain cereal for breakfast... <em>224</em> ;-) Sun, 25 Nov 2007 09:46:08 EST !st Timer Hi, my name is Rachel but everyone calls me Raquel, with a name like "Raquel" automaticaly everyone thinks of Raquel Welsh, that's alot of woman to live up to. When I was down in size it was easier but now that I've gained so much weight my sexy apperance is lost in the rolls. Now don't get me wrong people at work still call me "Sexy Mama" because inside I do still feel "Sexy and Fabulous" with my head held high, strutting my stuff, I would just like less of my self to strut, feel me??? I am... Sat, 24 Nov 2007 11:59:10 EST A thank you to our troops This site has a link to send a message to the troops to thank them. <BR> <BR><BR>asupportsyou/index.aspx Mon, 19 Nov 2007 11:25:16 EST Hello Everyone I'm Madeline and I was just browsing the boards and found this team and yes I want to be Sexy and Fabulous ASAP. I read some posts here and they are motivating to me so thanks. Looking forward to knowing you. Mon, 19 Nov 2007 09:21:06 EST RIDICULOUS I posted this in one of my other teams, but I thought I'd share it w/you guys too. I really am angry over it! It's Maxim Mag's Unsexiest Women Alive. Really Maxim?! Why?????????? <BR> <BR> Okay---the the list includes 1)Sarah Jessica Parker, 2) Amy Winehouse, 3) Sandra Oh, 4)Madonna, and 5) Brittany Spears. <BR> <BR> This is awful to me--personally I LOVE Sarah Jessica Parker's "nontraditional" (in Hollywood terms) beauty!! She has always been an inspiration to me and she has an AMAZING b... Thu, 8 Nov 2007 07:58:49 EST New Hi all! I love the idea and atmosphere of this group, so I figured I'd join as a great way to stay on track! Tue, 6 Nov 2007 14:58:02 EST November Goals! As for me: <BR> 1. Not gain weight during my 2 1/2 weeks in Asia. <BR> 2. Exercise at least 5 days a week. <BR> 3. Stay within my caloric range. <BR> 4. If I gain any weight, lose it before next month. <BR> 5. Drink green tea at least 3-5 days per week. <BR> <BR> ...I promise not to eat the whole turkey! LOL ;-D Thu, 1 Nov 2007 00:48:07 EST CHEATED FOR A GOOD CAUSE I have been so good this week, but I had to cheat last nite for a good cause. My 4 y/o has had a virus all week and wouldnt eat. So I went to the store and found something I knew she would eat PIZZA. I made it and told her, we were having dinner just us "girls". Needless to say it worked. After 4 days of not eating I didnt care what she ate as long as she ate. But we are back to being healthly today. lol Tina Thu, 25 Oct 2007 20:18:51 EST Greetings from Hampden, Maine! Hi everyone! My name is Amy and I live up here in Hampden, Maine (Near Bangor for any of you who may be familiar). I joined sparkpages about a month ago and I've lost 11 pounds so far. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this site. I love how easy it makes it I love the motivation I get from it, and I especially love how amazingly supportive everyone is. I joined this team because I want to be sexy and fabulous....or atleast feel that way. <em>30</em> I want to go back to being the vibrant, confident wo... Thu, 25 Oct 2007 15:35:08 EST starting over Hi everyone, my name is Tina. Today I am starting over. I had lost almost 25 pounds but then life got in the way and I started making poor choices. Over the last several months I have gained about 10 pounds back. My baby has been in the Hospital twice and there is no healty eating in a hospital. although I havent been real faithful, I have read my emails everyday. Please wish me good luck starting over. I can say the one change I have made that really sticks is that I eat a lot of chicke... Mon, 22 Oct 2007 21:07:42 EST New team ---One Hour Runners I have Started a new team for those who have completed the c25k or who are currently running appox 30mins 3xweek and would like to increase their time/distance. Feel free to join <BR><BR>s_ <BR> individual.asp?gid=14976 Mon, 22 Oct 2007 15:00:46 EST Five Important Lessons Five (5) lessons about the way we treat people: <BR> <BR> *_1 - First Important Lesson - Cleaning Lady. _** <BR> <BR> During my second month of college, our professor gave us a pop quiz. I was a conscientious student and had breezed through the questions until I read the last one: "What is the first name of the woman who cleans the school?" Surely this was some kind of joke. I had seen the cleaning woman several times. She was tall, dark-haired and in her 50's, but how would I know her na... Wed, 17 Oct 2007 12:22:14 EST Bringin' Sexy Back Hey everyone I have only a few days under my belt so far - not that I need something else under my belt. lol I'm hoping to feel sexy again and not just physically but mentally. I's been a tough few days (nothings going right) so I hope to get my game on soon. Hope to talk later! Sat, 13 Oct 2007 16:21:31 EST Who I am Hi there, I'm Karin, from Switzerland. I've always been overweight, but now I'm starting to feel my health is suffering from it. <BR> <BR> I do feel sexy, but I'm sure I'd feel sexier if I lost some weight (ok, a lot of weight). <BR> <BR> This seems like a motivating group to be in. Wed, 10 Oct 2007 12:11:49 EST 10 lbs before christmas challenge Any one interested in losing 10 lbs.before christmas.A safe weight loss and attainable goal.please join me on the challenge!!! Thu, 4 Oct 2007 06:16:00 EST Goals For October What are everyone's individual goals for the month of October? Wed, 3 Oct 2007 15:15:19 EST IS THERE AN OCTOBER CHALLENGE??? JUST WONDERING IF WERE GOING TO HAVE AN OCTOBER CHALLENGE THIS MONTH? Mon, 1 Oct 2007 10:12:13 EST HELP...... OK SO I HAVE BEEN DOING GOOD WITH MY FOOD COMSUMPTION THIS PAST WEEK AND A HALF. ONLY ONE ISSUE THOUGH. TODAY I HAVE AN APPETITE LIKE A HORSE. I WANT TO EAT EVERYTHING IN SITE.... ANY IDEA'S??? LEMME KNOW... <BR> <BR> ANDREA <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Tue, 25 Sep 2007 08:35:39 EST ANYONE SIXE 18???? I HAVE SIZE 18 DRESS CLOTHES AND REGULAR DAY TO DAY CLOTHES. THEIR YOURS ONLY HAVE TO PAY FOR THE SHIPPING. <BR> <BR> ANDREA Mon, 24 Sep 2007 16:36:35 EST MOTIVATIONAL SAYINGS...... THESE ARE FUN Did you know Marilyn Monroe wore a size 14? <BR> She also did not have good hygiene . . . Can you believe that? Thu, 20 Sep 2007 15:59:00 EST Spread the Spark I recently received this message from another team I'm on: <BR> <BR> A SparkPeople member recently told us about a contest The Ellen Degeneres show is having to find the viewers favorite website... and we're hoping to tell Ellen about SparkPeople! <BR> <BR> All you have to do is copy and paste the URL below into your browser and fill out the form on Ellen's website. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Thanks for your help! <BR> <BR> If you want more people to know about Spark ... Tue, 11 Sep 2007 14:03:59 EST What do you hate most about your body Most of us have at least one thing about our body that we want to fix, change, or get rid of. I hate my hair. It's soo bad people think I have a black mom or dad . What do you hate most?? Mon, 3 Sep 2007 18:25:10 EST Newbie Here Hey everyone. I wanted to stop in and let you all know that I joined today....WoooHoooo!!! :) I have been actively pursuing a healthier lifestyle since June 19th, 2007 and have lost approx 16 pounds since then. I look forward to reading all of your accomplishments for motivation and to keep me on track... <BR> <BR> BTW- Sheila: Tammy took the fat picture off of her refrigerator...dont tell her I told you!! ;) Sat, 1 Sep 2007 14:41:11 EST Very proud of me! Pardon me for posting this everywhere!!! BUT I am quite proud of myself. <BR> <BR> Today I was offered a mini chocolate chip muffin from My Favorite Muffin. I refused it. Said, "No, thank you." <BR> <BR> My neice who was the one to offer it to me said, "really?". <BR> <BR> I said...yup. <BR> <BR> I remember looking at it and thinking eww, I can't put that in my body. And I know they taste wonderful...I've had many before! <BR> <BR> I sat there with a smile on my face so very proud and... Thu, 30 Aug 2007 22:00:36 EST How do you reward yourself? As I posted in my blog, and under "gains/losses", I hit a mini goal of 210. Actually got below it! I wanted to reward myself now that I hit that goal and lost almost 10 pounds. I was going to get a manicure, until I remembered the cut on my thumb! (stupid really. i was washing a new knife over the weekend and sliced right in! at least it was a sharp knife. the cut is super clean, doesn't hurt, and is healing fast) <BR> <BR> So I was wondering... what do you do to reward yourself when ... Thu, 30 Aug 2007 13:56:33 EST STRENGHTEN OUR BODIES - CHALLENGE Every movement we make—from walking to driving—involves our muscles. Muscles are unique. They have the ability to relax, contract, and produce force. They are metabolically active, meaning that the more muscle you have, the higher your metabolism (amount of calories your body needs) at rest and during exercise. With appropriate exercise—strength training—muscles are highly responsive, becoming larger and stronger. <BR> <BR> Strength training is an essential part of a complete fitness progra... Thu, 30 Aug 2007 13:41:04 EST work out? What is your favorite thing to do? (excersize) mine is going for a long walk, or getting the whole family involved and dancing in the living room! so fun! a good work out and not to mention all the laughing everyone does! Tue, 28 Aug 2007 15:40:06 EST September Challenge - Who's with me? September is around the corner and I believe is time to start our September Challenge. If you want to participate in this challenge, please let me know by leaving a post here. <BR> <BR> The September challenge will be to develop strength for our upper body, core, and lower body. Focusing in each part of our bodies per day. <BR> <BR> Like Zach Van Hart, SP said in one of his articles: Your upper body is made up of your arms, chest, shoulders, neck, and upper back. This is easily the most ... Tue, 28 Aug 2007 15:02:25 EST Stretching At Work We have a software on our computers that I have ignored most of the time that I thought I would share. It is called StretchWare. You can set it up for certain time intervals, or keystrokes to remind you to stretch. A screen shows you the steps/technique for the stretch. It has stretches for hands, arms, should stiffness, online, lower back, etc. I have started to use it pretty faithfully this week. I'm glad we have it now. <BR> <BR> <em>184</em> Mon, 27 Aug 2007 17:04:55 EST What is the secret.... to you success? <BR> <BR> Share with us your experience so far. What are you doing to accomplish your goals? What is working best for you? Have you tried different things, which one worked and which one did not work for you? <BR> Wed, 22 Aug 2007 13:15:51 EST What are your goals for September? September is around the corner.. wow.. this year passed by real quick. Ohh well, we still have a couple of months to work for what we want to accomplish before the year ends. <BR> <BR> So, what do you expect to accomplish during the month of September? <BR> <BR> Wed, 22 Aug 2007 12:43:51 EST Carbs? I have just increased my exercise routine. And at the exact time I can't get enough carbs. Is this normal? Do you think that it will pass? I don't want to sabbotage my weight loss, but the carbs are WINNING! <BR> Anyone have any ideas or suggestions? <BR> <BR> Tue, 21 Aug 2007 09:57:27 EST Thank you & ta ta for now I'm off to get hitched! I just want to say thank you to all of you who have wished me well for my wedding. Unfortunately I cannot get to you all individually. Your kind words and support have meant a lot to me. Its only 2 days now and I’m off to my mam’s in the morning as I will be staying with her the night before. I get back from my Honeymoon on the 10th Sept. and hope to be back on Spark within a few days, to loose the bit I put back on while I’m away! The sun is finally shining here in Ireland today after an abs... Tue, 21 Aug 2007 07:47:15 EST Can you help me out? Hey, I have a question. So if you want to lose weight faster do you eat as many calories on the low side of your calorie range or on the higher side of the calorie range???? <em>40</em> Mon, 20 Aug 2007 19:38:19 EST getting married!!!! So I couldn't tell you earlier because I wanted to make sure everything would work out but... a friend of mine - a guy - who I have known for... 18 years now (I`m 20) PROPOSED TO ME. He said he has loved me for about 5 years now and he cannot imagine my leaving now. He's madly in love both with me and my Daughter and he said he wanted to be the best husband and dad he can be. He's an Australian living in Poland with his parents. He's older than me - 27 but I am pretty sure that makes him more... Mon, 20 Aug 2007 16:53:39 EST ABS - The Six Pack 6 second Abs. 8 minute Abs. Abs of steel. <BR> <BR> There are few things in the weight loss industry that are more annoying than the infomercials selling machines to give you a flat stomach or six-pack. <BR> <BR> To look like those infomercial models takes a lot more than using the latest ab machine. But a long-term commitment to careful diet and nutrition, resistance/strength training, and other forms of fat-loss exercise - in other words it's hard work. <BR> <BR> **This article may be v... Sat, 18 Aug 2007 16:43:04 EST waist to hip ratio Apparently where you hold fat in your body is a much better predictor of health problems then BMI. This si calculated by the waist to hip ratio, are you an apple or a pear? <BR> <BR> waist: 26" <BR> hips: 36" <BR> using this tool: <BR> <BR> Your waist-to-hip ratio is 0.72 <BR> <BR> You're a "pear" <BR> <BR> Congratulations! At this ratio (0.76 and below) you have the lowest risk of heart disease and diabetes. <BR> <BR> What you can do <BR> <BR> You... Sat, 18 Aug 2007 04:08:45 EST new blog why can't i loose this.... <BR> <BR> check it out please <em>223</em> Fri, 10 Aug 2007 04:55:42 EST Sean Connery Movie Game Lets name Sean Connery Movies. <BR> <BR> The Rock Thu, 9 Aug 2007 12:54:41 EST Hi Everyone! I'm new here! Hi guys! <BR> I'm new to this group. What's going on today? Everyone on track? <em>213</em> Lets chat! <BR> <BR> Cheryl Tue, 7 Aug 2007 12:06:00 EST What are your goals for August? My goals for August are: <BR> <BR> 1. Stay with my plan <BR> 2. Do at least 50 squats per day, incrementing until I reach 100 per day. <BR> 3. 5 days of exercises <BR> 4. Welcome 180 ville <BR> <BR> <BR> What are your goals? <BR> Thu, 2 Aug 2007 12:58:27 EST What's your ideal weight? What is your ideal weight? According to the machine at the local health food/drug store mine is between 127-140 lbs. I don't think I will ever get down to 127, but I would be happy with 140. Tue, 31 Jul 2007 19:04:36 EST HOTMOMMYSOON2B Name Change I`m changing my name. For my own reasons I don`t want to have `mommysoon2b) in my nicname. Now I`m SOURMANGO :) Tue, 31 Jul 2007 16:24:27 EST August Challenge Hi Everybody! <BR> <BR> Running and walking are two awesome exercises. <BR> <BR> For this month the challenge is to sign yourself up for a local 5K run or walk and train for it. <BR> <BR> I will post a training schedule for you to follow for running or walking. <BR> <BR> Make sure to keep track of your training on your calendars. Use a pedometor or treadmill to keep track of your time and mileage. <BR> <BR> The training schedule runs about 10 weeks for running therefore I would schedule ... Tue, 31 Jul 2007 09:12:18 EST Advice please My birthday is in two weeks. It`s kind of the last family celebration before my move to Brussels. I want it to be special and VERY tasty but at the same time - relatively low in calories. I just want to prove them that tasty things can also be healthy. Any advice on what to cook? Money doesn`t play role. Sat, 28 Jul 2007 14:42:57 EST Yippee!! Hi One and All, <BR> <BR> We have finally finished our running about and are once again home and I was SO Good, I still lost weight while we were on the road...To make it all worth while I met my first Goal today...(15lbs)......15 1/2 lbs off since I joined in June. I am so happy and proud of myself and so is my hubby! <BR> We went to Tennessee to look at a small horse farm, made an offer that was accepted and are now waiting for the appraisal to take place and hope it will meet the bank's ... Sat, 28 Jul 2007 09:55:03 EST 10 Things We are big team and I am glad and very happy for that. But, I would love for us to get to know each other a little bit better. For that I am creating this new thread so we can say 10 things abou ourselves. Obviously 10 things you want us to know..LOL <BR> <BR> Soooooooooo who is going to start...?? Wed, 25 Jul 2007 18:24:14 EST What Exactly Would You Do? A friend of mine and a team member of another team I am at posted this long time ago. I wanted to share it with all of you, so you can have a little bit of fun. Maybe you already saw it, but still I wanted to share it. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> "You are driving down the road in your car on a wild, stormy night, when you pass by a bus stop and you see three people waiting for the bus: <BR> <BR> 1. An old lady who looks as if she is about to die. <BR> 2. An old friend who once saved your lif... Wed, 25 Jul 2007 18:15:51 EST Today's Celebration - July 24th, 2007 Wow, THANKS for the KUDOZ!!! Here I was, glad that I pulled myself out of bed after a marathon day yesterday ... trying to psyche myself up in the mirror to go to the gym this AM. I was leaning towards excusing myself from my morning session, since I have a noon workout followed by an evening one as well. <BR> <BR> ... and then something made me log into SP. <BR> <BR> Well, the EGO has kicked into high now ... I'm off to play SuperMan on the elliptical, ha! Tue, 24 Jul 2007 08:51:55 EST Happy Birthday To You!!! Today is <em>179</em> Lady_Buggs Birthday <em>179</em> , and we are having a special cyber birthday <em>236</em> for her. <BR> <BR> The <em>236</em> is at VIRGEN410's new <em>288</em> . <BR> <BR> NESSA79 is baking the <em>177</em> , low calorie, low fat to bring it to the party. We are only allowing fat free <em>76</em> and DAVINA is already taking care of it. <BR> <BR> DOILIEQUEEN just walked in with a beautiful bouquet of <em>214</em> for the Birthday Girl. And JAZZSHADOW ... Sat, 21 Jul 2007 08:16:53 EST The team map How can I add my location on the team map? Thu, 19 Jul 2007 06:47:33 EST Photos of the Canadian Rockies July'07 You can look at the most recent pics at: <BR> <BR><BR>me?sid=1QbOWLNm3YuPg <BR> <BR> You can see them in a slide show or groups of 12. The slide slow are larger pics with more details, however give yourself time to view them. Pauline :-) Wed, 18 Jul 2007 19:03:32 EST i hope you all had a great day <em>213</em> <BR> i had a naughty moment this afternoon, i had a fresh cream cake, but i did do double time on my bike for my punishment. Wed, 18 Jul 2007 14:53:00 EST Age is a state of mind I have learned over the years that if you think young you stay young and have also found that it works most of the time. Lately, before I joined SP, I was down and felt my 68 years because of bad knees and a painful back...I used them as an excuse to almost and I say almost, give up. <BR> I am happy to have found this club, already I have been welcomed and encouraged. I am new to the area we live and have not found anyone my own age with interests like mine so am lonely much of the time....... Tue, 17 Jul 2007 14:52:39 EST Lets Celebrate Together!!!! I decided to open this thread to celebrate and recognized all our accomplishments and to give this space for the day to a person who has worked very hard to meet their goals. <BR> <BR> Today I would love to CONGRATULATE a very special person that has lost 39 pounds and is getting closer and closer to her final goal. <BR> <BR> This person that we are celebrating today is: <BR> <BR> AGOLDIE - OUR SPARKFRIEND AMANDA <BR> <BR> <em>243</em> <em>285</em> <BR> <BR> WE are very proud of you G... Tue, 17 Jul 2007 13:57:43 EST Intro Hi I am Twila. I have joined your team because I definitely want to become one of the sexy and fab really soon. I look forward to having your support Tue, 17 Jul 2007 11:20:06 EST Just joined Hi Everyone...just found this site thanks to an SP email...I have been a member of SP for 6 weeks now and have lost 12lbs...I am headed for a total of 79...I am 68 but have been told I look lots younger! I am going to do my up most to keep it that way too. This whole site has been a life saver and I even talked my hubby into joining, although he is not into all the clubs etc (YET!) <BR> Glad I have found this club, <BR> Ann Tue, 17 Jul 2007 07:55:31 EST The Daily 4 Things Every day, lets write down: <BR> <BR> -One thing I messed up on: <BR> -One thing I did that was great: <BR> -One thing I feel proud about: <BR> -One thing I feel uncomfortable about: <BR> <BR> I will start: <BR> <BR> -One thing I messed up on: Nothing <BR> -One thing I did that was great: 45 minutes cardio <BR> -One thing I feel proud about: Finished my reports at work <BR> -One thing I feel uncomfortable about: My body is sore, LOL <BR> <BR> Wed, 11 Jul 2007 20:10:03 EST Credit and debt I just watched an amazing documentary last night, called "Maxed Out". It was all about debt, and how America is deep in it. <BR> <BR> It was really frightening to see how the various banks target prospective customers. You know those credit card offers we all get in the mail? I always thought the "best" credit customer was the one with the best credit, but no! the "preferred customer" is one who has gone through bankruptcy! The banks make their greatest profit off of those who are lea... Wed, 11 Jul 2007 13:38:53 EST Read any good books lately? Or seen any good movies? I thought we could share here. <BR> <BR> I'll start. I like to read lots of different types of things, mainly fiction. One author I've recently "discovered" is Jacqueline Carey. One of her books I really liked is "Banewreaker". The story is similar to that of Lord of the Rings, at least in the general sense that you have a battle of good vs. evil, and there are various creatures reminiscent of LOTR (men, elves, dragons, etc.). <BR> <BR> However, what is kind ... Tue, 10 Jul 2007 02:15:07 EST I saw my reflection today... I just thought I would share this and instead of sharing something negative like most of the time when I look at myself I wanted to say something positive. Feel free to share if you had a similar experience. <BR> <BR> So I looked at my reflection today coming out of church and I was like WOW I really do look like a different person. Especially now that I cut my hair it kind of tied everything together. I was being a little hard on myself because every month since May I have taken a picture. ... Sun, 8 Jul 2007 20:18:16 EST CHALLENGE SCORE BOARD <em>227</em> <BR> This thread is for posting points and prizes! <BR> To make it esy and simple to navigate please posts any questions or comments you may have on the July challenge thread. <BR> <BR> DAILY POSTING POINTS: <BR> <BR> Names .................................. Points <BR> DAVINA ..................................... 10 <BR> SIRENA3 .......................... On vacation! <BR> DIVEGODDESS ................................... <BR> MAYORCA ....................................... ... Sat, 7 Jul 2007 20:02:06 EST What is your Character? What is your character? <BR> One's self value is not only deduced from his/her attractive outward appearance, but also his/her character. <BR> <BR> Answer the following questions and then read about your type. <BR> <BR> <BR> 1. You are not a parrot, you have your own point of view. <BR> Yes....... go to number 2 <BR> No....... go to number 8 <BR> <BR> <BR> 2.You prefer a star-shaped to a heart-shaped necklace. <BR> Yes....... go to number 3 <BR> No....... go to number 9 <BR> <B... Fri, 6 Jul 2007 20:24:10 EST The Refrigerator Test You will be asked four questions and you must rely on your common sense to answer them correctly. <BR> According to Andersen consulting worldwide, around 90% of the professionals they tested got all of the questions wrong. But many pre-school children got several correct answers. Andersen consulting says this conclusively disproves the theory that most professionals have the brains of a four year old. <BR> <BR> Q1. How do you put a giraffe into a refrigerator? <BR> <BR> Q2. How do you put a... Fri, 6 Jul 2007 14:41:23 EST JOURNALS Do you have journals? (not community but the scrapbook kind of a thing) If so, what do they look like? What do you feature? Does it help you? Fri, 6 Jul 2007 14:11:04 EST Your Experience with SP Hello everybody: <BR> <BR> I opened this thread for all of us to share our experiences with SP. I mean, since you started, how many pounds have you lost? How the program is working for you? What are your goals? How many total pounds do you want to lose? Etc. Etc. Fri, 6 Jul 2007 08:00:37 EST WE ARE FEATURED I would like to congratulate any one of us for being part of this wonderful group. <BR> <BR> We are featured as a SparkTeam. Here is the link for the article. <BR> <BR><BR>vation_articles.asp?id=580 <BR> <BR> Congratulations everybody!!! <BR> <BR> Woooooooooohoooooooooooooo <BR> <BR> <em>242</em> Thu, 5 Jul 2007 15:38:28 EST How do you reward yourself? I often used to use food as a reward, but obviously that is counterproductive when losing weight! <BR> <BR> Are you motivated by rewards? If so, what sorts of rewards do you find motivating? <BR> <BR> Short term rewards (e.g., for a good Spark day): <BR> bubble bath with candlelight <BR> curling up on couch with mug of hot tea and a good book <BR> <BR> Medium term rewards (e.g., for good behavior over a week or month): <BR> renting a video <BR> getting a manicure or pedicure <BR> goin... Wed, 4 Jul 2007 15:53:21 EST Tests Results Here is the analysis of the questions How do you look at love? For all you who participates, here it goes the answers.. Have Fun...LOL <BR> <BR> Analysis <BR> <BR> 1. Your choice represents the personality of the person you would be attracted to in real life situation. <BR> <BR> a. Rabbit - Cold as ice on the outside, but warm inside. <BR> b. Sheep - Obedient and warm. <BR> c. Deer - Elegant and well-mannered. <BR> d. Horse - Unbridled, free-spirited and free <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> 2. Yo... Mon, 2 Jul 2007 08:45:10 EST USERNAME: WHAT IT MEANS? Mine means in Spanish when a person is very carying, lovely, etc. <BR> <BR> What about yours? Fri, 29 Jun 2007 21:37:04 EST What made you decide to lose weight? I have been hovering (mostly) between 145 and 155 for a few years now, and although I always thought of myself as always "dieting", I wasn't, really. I was always cheating. <BR> <BR> I think I used work as an excuse not to pay attention to myself and my health, but since I'm off for the summer I realized my excuse was gone. <BR> <BR> I had gone a long time without weighing myself, and I was pretty shocked when I got on the scale. I think what I was seeing in the mirror was not reality. <B... Fri, 29 Jun 2007 11:34:12 EST No Pedometer? Convert miles to steps How to Convert Steps to Miles and Visa Versa Without a Pedometer <BR> Don’t have a pedometer and would like to know how many steps are in the miles you’re walking? If you know your stride length you can convert your personal steps to miles and visa versa! Here is how: <BR> <BR> First: Measure Your Stride <BR> For an accurate stride measurement you should measure at least 10 steps. Do this by completing these 4 easy tasks: <BR> 1.Using a piece of string, mark a starting spot on the floor.... Fri, 29 Jun 2007 08:37:26 EST STEPPING TO A SEXY & FAB. BODY... JULY CHALLENGE Okay ladies lets set ourselves up to really get a sexy and fabulous body! During the month of July, lets challenge ourselves to exercise our way to a more toned and sexy body! I challenge you to make a commitment to do a certain amount of exercise and take a certain number of steps for the entire month. <BR> <BR> Challenge Rules: <BR> 1. Set your own personal challenge goal for the entire month of how many - <BR> A) minutes of exercise you will do (Your exercise minutes ... Thu, 28 Jun 2007 22:47:25 EST BIRTHDAYS Lets have Birthday Cyber Parties. <BR> <BR> When is your birthday? You dont have to include the year if you dont want to. <BR> <BR> Mine is February 25th, 1967. <em>179</em> Thu, 28 Jun 2007 08:13:03 EST How do you look at Love? Ok ladies, this is a quiz to see how do you look at love. I found this on the net, and thought I would share it with you, to have a little bit of fun. <BR> <BR> Later I will post the meaning of each answer you picked, to see your overlook at love. <BR> <BR> Copy and paste the questions with the answers and just leave in your post the answer for each question that you pick. <BR> <BR> Here it goes: <BR> <BR> 1. The end of the world is coming, if you can save only one kind of animal, which o... Tue, 26 Jun 2007 13:20:24 EST GRRRRRRRRRRR RRRRRR!!!!!! IT!S SO TOUGH!!!! I work part time. I wa sitting in my office today and I was thinking about food all the time. I was so incredibly hungry.... But I`m prud of myself- I`m back home now and I didn`t give up at work. I didn`t eat at work even though my co worker brought her b-day cake... <em>224</em> Mon, 25 Jun 2007 08:11:33 EST Netiquette Questions Since I'm new to SP, what is the deal with "friends"? I see that most people have friends on their Spark Page, and I've gotten a couple of messages that people have put me as their friend...but I've had no (or minimal) interaction with them. <BR> <BR> Is it simply a way to link to people who interest or perhaps inspire you? Someone who seems to have something in common with you? And if you get a notice that someone has listed you as a friend, are you supposed to respond? <BR> <BR> Sorry ... Sat, 23 Jun 2007 20:33:50 EST July Challenges Ok ladies.. July is around the corner, and as already you all know the SUMMER started a few days ago. We need to get sexy and fabulous for the rest of our lives, besides "we already are" but sexier and more fabulous. <BR> <BR> I need inputs, suggestions, ideas, or anything you might want to share for our July challenges. <BR> <BR> If everybody has a pedometer, we can do a pedometer challenge for the entire month, challenging ourselves every day to walk a little bit more each time. If yo... Sat, 23 Jun 2007 15:04:38 EST Vote, Vote, and Vote Ladies: <em>215</em> <BR> <BR> Who do you think should be the Sexy and Fabulous Diva of the week? <BR> <BR> Please take in consideration the followings: <BR> 1. Challenges <BR> 2. Participation <BR> 3. Weight Loss <BR> 4. Looking Sexy and Fabulous <BR> <BR> Come on girls.. Who do you think should be recognize as the Sexy and Fabulous Diva of the Week? Fri, 22 Jun 2007 22:43:29 EST exercise My girlfriend has a treadmill,{which i love}but i also like the bike, so now i am getting ready to buy me one, don't know which one. what one do you think would be a better work out! <em>231</em> or <em>108</em> {just a stander exercise bike} no mountain biking for me <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> have a great weekend. <BR> Rosemarie Fri, 22 Jun 2007 14:09:18 EST June 22-30 Weekly Challenge During the last week of June, lets challenge ourselves to stay within the program. To track your food, your water, your exercises and stick completely to your plan. Challenge yourself to no junk food at all during this week. <BR> <BR> Good luck everyone and lets see how we do.. Fri, 22 Jun 2007 07:51:25 EST Fabulous Movie Game I found this game in the Message Boards and I thought I would start it on here, so we can have a little bit of fabulous fun. Here's how it goes, I would start by naming a movie and the next person would have to name a movie that starts with the last letter of the movie I said. Example: Robocop (last letter in title is P) = Predator (last letter is R) Running Man . If the movie title is 2 or more words then the next person would have to name a movie that starts with the first letter of the las... Tue, 19 Jun 2007 19:03:48 EST Fabulous Food Finds Have you found anything that is so fabulous that you want to share with your team members? <BR> <BR> Vanilla Rice Milk.. I love it... <BR> Tue, 19 Jun 2007 18:48:02 EST Something is something.... I've been having a lot of difficult eating veggies. Ohh well I like them, but they are not my favorites. I can eat brocolli but not everyday, and I can also have mixed vegetables, once in a while. I do love corn.. ohhh thats my favorite.. but they are not part of my meals plan.. so I can eat it the way I love it.. with butter. <BR> <BR> Ok.. then, Im very concious that I need my veggies, I want to be healthy, so I decided that instead I was going to drink the V8 Vegetable low sodium juice... Tue, 19 Jun 2007 12:50:20 EST What do you do for living? <BR> <BR> I do accounting and been doing it for 19 years. <BR> <BR> And you? Tue, 19 Jun 2007 09:16:34 EST A Known Fact About Yourself Please tell us anything - a known fact about yourself. <BR> <BR> I will start: <BR> <BR> I was a Girl Scout when I was 6-8 years old. Mon, 18 Jun 2007 21:33:39 EST Weight loss - Weight gained Lets register here the <em>15</em> <em>48</em> and your <em>9</em> <em>42</em> Mon, 18 Jun 2007 21:23:33 EST 1,000 Action Steps Challenge Girls I saw this challenge on the message boards and I found it very interesting. It will help us keep active and on track. This challenge is based in a radial program. <BR> <BR> Here it goes: <BR> <BR> The premise of the show was that you can set a goal, and breaking it down into smaller steps you can achieve it by WORKING ON it by TAKING ACTIONS. <BR> <BR> The Host said though 1000 seems like a lot, it is really 4 ACTIONS a DAY. 4 actions a day seems very doable. I am going to start t... Mon, 18 Jun 2007 21:02:48 EST Sexy & Fabulous Diva of the Week Girls, this thread is to recognize the most Sexy & Fabulous Diva of the Week. I will be checking the followings in order to recognize her efforts. <BR> <BR> 1. Participation in the topics. <BR> 2. Weekly and monthly challenges. <BR> 3. Weekly weight loss. <BR> <BR> Dont forget to post, post and post. <BR> <BR> Mon, 18 Jun 2007 21:00:51 EST June - Monthly Challenge This is a very unique challenge and it will be on for the entire month of June to see how we do with it. We want this team to grow a little, so I am challenging everybody to reclute a new member, or invite a friend to join us in "Latinos in Florida". <BR> <BR> Let's see how it goes. <BR> <BR> Good luck everyone!!! <BR> <BR> Sparkdust <BR> <BR> Mon, 18 Jun 2007 20:58:38 EST June 15-21 Weekly Challenge During this week, we will be working out our lower body. <BR> <BR> Here are the exercises: <BR> <BR> 1. Calf Raises with Chair - 30 <BR> <BR> Starting Position <BR> Stand facing a wall or back of chair and lightly hold onto it with fingertips to aid balance. Legs should be shoulder-width apart and straight. Do not lock knees. <BR> <BR> Action <BR> EXHALE: Raise up on balls of feet, and hold for 2 seconds. <BR> <BR> INHALE: Return to start position and repeat. <BR> <BR> Special I... Mon, 18 Jun 2007 20:57:13 EST Sexy & Fabulous Diva of the Week Girls, this thread is to recognize the most Sexy & Fabulous Diva of the Week. I will be checking the followings in order to recognize her efforts. <BR> <BR> 1. Participation in the topics. <BR> 2. Weekly and monthly challenges. <BR> 3. Weekly weight loss. <BR> <BR> Dont forget to post, post and post. <BR> Mon, 18 Jun 2007 15:51:45 EST You want to meet in Orlando??? My husband and I made reservations to stay in Orlando for two days: Sun. 7/29 & Mon. 7/30. We will be staying at the Days Inn Maingate to Universal; because we have tickets to see the Blue Man Group show at Universal on Sun. night at 9 PM. We can meet during the daytime and you are welcome to use the hotel facilities, like the pool & Tiki Bar. Let us know if you would like to meet and I'll provide further information on hotel and show if interested. <BR> <BR> If not don't worry...Pauline ;... Sun, 17 Jun 2007 16:43:09 EST Sexy & Fabulous ASAS Daily Forum Here is a topic for you to post anything you want to share, ask or contribute with your team members. <BR> <BR> Fri, 15 Jun 2007 14:42:35 EST June 15-21 Weekly Challenge During this week, we will be working out our lower body. <BR> <BR> Here are the exercises: <BR> <BR> 1. Calf Raises with Chair - 30 <BR> <BR> Starting Position <BR> Stand facing a wall or back of chair and lightly hold onto it with fingertips to aid balance. Legs should be shoulder-width apart and straight. Do not lock knees. <BR> <BR> Action <BR> EXHALE: Raise up on balls of feet, and hold for 2 seconds. <BR> <BR> INHALE: Return to start position and repeat. <BR> <BR> Special Instruc... Wed, 13 Jun 2007 15:14:04 EST Monthly SparkTeam Challenge This is a very unique challenge and it will be on for the entire month of June to see how we do with it. We want this team to grow a little, so I am challenging everybody to reclute a new member, or invite a friend to join us in "Latinos in Florida". <BR> <BR> Let's see how it goes. <BR> <BR> Good luck everyone!!! <BR> <BR> Sparkdust Thu, 7 Jun 2007 09:01:14 EST June 8-14 Weekly Challenge During this week we are going to challenge ourselves to a "ME" time. The challege is to at least spend 15-30 minutes doing something for ourselves like: <BR> <BR> 1. Painting your Nails <BR> 2. A Spa <BR> 3. Messages <BR> 4. A Bubble Bath with Candles <BR> 5. Facials <BR> 6. Manicure, Pedicure <BR> 7. Yoga <BR> 8. Get you hair done <BR> <BR> Or anything else you might want to add. <BR> <BR> Enjoy your weekly challenge!!! Thu, 7 Jun 2007 08:15:31 EST Tell us about a normal day in your life Saturday (June 2) This is my day to rest from exercise. I went to the Dr., did laundry, house work, grocery all the things you need to get done to start the new week. I am looking forward to the new week and our team challenge. Hope all of you had a nice day yesterday. Later I'll let you know how my day was for Sunday. I hope all of you have a lovely day. <BR> <em>247</em> Sun, 3 Jun 2007 12:15:26 EST The Secret Does anyone had heard about this book and the DVD? I am very tempted to buy the DVD. What do you all think about it? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> The Secret has existed throughout the history of humankind. It has been discovered, coveted, suppressed, hidden, lost and recovered. It has been hunted down, stolen, and bought for vast sums of money. Now for the first time in history, The Secret is being revealed to the world over two breathtaking hours. <BR> <BR> A numbe... Sat, 2 Jun 2007 22:56:27 EST What did you learn today? Today I learned: Que tan pronto me den deseos de comerme una fruta, debo correr y buscarla y comemerle porque luego se me olvida y cuando me doy cuenta que no me la comi, ya no la deseo.. <BR> <BR> Crazy huh?? Sat, 2 Jun 2007 18:46:30 EST Testing something EStaba probando a ver si podia poner una foto aqui y me salio un mensaje diciendo que it was not allowed. So Ignore this topic...LOL <BR> <BR> Unless you want to test something...LOL Sat, 2 Jun 2007 17:00:04 EST Challenge - 1,000 Action Steps Girls I saw this challenge on the message boards and I found it very interesting. It will help us keep active and on track. This challenge is based in a radial program. <BR> <BR> Here it goes: <BR> <BR> The premise of the show was that you can set a goal, and breaking it down into smaller steps you can achieve it by WORKING ON it by TAKING ACTIONS. <BR> <BR> The Host said though 1000 seems like a lot, it is really 4 ACTIONS a DAY. 4 actions a day seems very doable. I am going to start t... Fri, 1 Jun 2007 13:36:41 EST Helpful References and Links Lets use this thread to post helpful external sites. We can all add any new links we find to this thread. <BR> <BR> So girls, go find all those sites that you use outside SP to help with your journey and share them with our teammates!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Its a very good site that I use. <BR> Thu, 31 May 2007 20:54:18 EST Sparkpoints Leaderboards - Florida I would love to congratulate our team member <BR> <BR> <em>214</em> LUNATAINA <em>214</em> <BR> <BR> for been on top of the Sparkpoints Leaderboards in Florida. <BR> <BR> Girls.. she is Ranking #1 <em>205</em> <BR> on the individual leaderboard <BR> CONGRATULATIONS GIRL...KEEP ON WITH THE GOOD WORK AND KEEP OUR GROUP AND NAME ON TOP ALWAYS.. <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> As a group we are ranking #2 in sparkpoints.. woohooo <BR> <BR> Way to go girls... Wed, 30 May 2007 18:35:16 EST June 1-7 Weekly Challenge During our fist week of June we are going to be working our upper body. Because it will be only for a week I think we should do it everyday including 30 minutes of cardio. We are going to challenge ourselves to do the following: <BR> <BR> ***40 WALL PUSHUPS*** <BR> <BR> Starting Position <BR> Start facing wall, arms length away, feet slightly apart, legs straight (but knees not locked). Place hands onto wall, slightly wider than shoulder-width apart. <BR> <BR> Action <BR> EXHALE: Keepi... Wed, 30 May 2007 14:26:09 EST A GIFT OF JOY AND ENCOURAGEMENT Girls lets use this Topic to post daily quotes to help with motivation and to encourage each other during our journey. Some time and some days its kind of difficult to keep up and here we can come to read or find a daily vitamin to our hearts, minds and bodies.... Wed, 30 May 2007 13:49:23 EST Truth or Myth Ok girls. I opened this topic for us to post anything that could be truth or myth. So if you have anything or you find anything you would like to share you are more then welcomed to. <BR> <BR> Is it truth? Or its just a myth? Tue, 29 May 2007 17:51:10 EST The Skinny on Diet Pills Here some information that I want to share with all of you. <BR> <BR> Amphetamines and Herbal Stimulants - (Including supplements containing ephedrine) have long been tried by physicians, weight loss clinics and herbalists as a means to speed up metabolism and supress appetites. They are indeed a quick fix, but when you stop using them, the weight seems to come back quickly. Amphetamines are especially dangerous: they can become addictive, raise blood pressure, increase your heart rate to ... Tue, 29 May 2007 17:19:12 EST June challenge I know we are only 3 members so far but any of you have any ideas for challenges? <BR> <BR> I would like to try 10 minutes of jump rope everyday. <BR> <BR> Any suggestions? Mon, 28 May 2007 14:07:33 EST WELCOME NEW MEMBERS!!!!! I would like to welcome all new members to your team. Please introduce yourself here and feel free to ask for any help you might need in order to accomplish all your goals. <em>235</em> Thu, 24 May 2007 15:45:07 EST