SparkPeople Lesbians who are Liberals Team Messageboard Lesbians who need to lose weight and people who support the GLBTQ community. SparkPeople Lesbians who are Liberals Team Messageboard New here!!! My name is Amber! <em>381</em> Sun, 10 Apr 2016 12:17:20 EST Leaving No one here has replied or comment on my blog...I am leaving the team. Hope someone takes it over, but no one has posted or even huddled in ages... Sun, 14 Jul 2013 13:06:36 EST Pride! Pride month just past for most of us. Did you celebrate in any way? Join a parade? Watch one on tv? <BR> <BR> What do you think of the strides we are making regarding marriage rights? <BR> <BR> Need some input here, ladies! <BR> <BR> <em>437</em> Fri, 5 Jul 2013 19:49:21 EST I'm here, but.... If no one posts on this team, I'm leaving. Sorry, but I've got so many teams to are free to join PLOF if you are of age or GLBTQ... <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <em>390</em> <em>437</em> Sun, 2 Jun 2013 15:40:52 EST Obama declared for our side-hurray! We can hardly wait to watch Rachel Maddow tonight! What do you think? <BR> <BR> Besides that: how are you doing toward your goals? Have any plans for Pride? Any tips on diet, fitness or lifestyle to share! <BR> <BR> Wish I had more time to Spark! <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <em>437</em> Wed, 9 May 2012 20:40:30 EST Something for you! I posted this link on my Lesbian Fiction Readers team and thought I'd share it here, too. <BR> <BR> Book I is free to read on-line or download. I'm getting it the book way as soon as my tax refund arrives (about a week). <BR> <BR> Hope everyone is doing well...treats for Mardi Gras...yeah, sure...within limits and with lots of dancing ;-) to burn off the calories. Also, remember the lean protein, low-fat dairy, whole grains and freggies! (I know you won't forget...this is just a reminder).... Sun, 19 Feb 2012 12:51:04 EST 15 Gay Reasons to Watch the Superbowl <link><BR>per-bowl-xlvi_b_1253359.html </link> <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> Who are you rooting for? Fri, 3 Feb 2012 22:58:29 EST Seen in the AARP Bulletin! Good News New Center Embraces LGBT Seniors <BR> <BR> Ever on the cutting edge, New York City will open the nation's first full-time senior center for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender adults in January. <BR> <BR> The SAGE Center will serve about 300 people with arts, exercise, education and nutrition programs. <BR> <BR> "LGBT older adults often face the added burdens of invisibility, ignorance and discrimination related to their sexual orientations and gender identities when accessing health c... Mon, 16 Jan 2012 12:53:19 EST HNY! A Rainbow Link for you! <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Join the Official 2012 Fitness Challenge with me, and let's compare notes! <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> Sun, 1 Jan 2012 20:20:56 EST Are you old enough to relate to this? <BR> <BR> the Menopausal Christmas Song <BR> (to the tune of Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire) <BR> <BR> I'm just roasting, and there is no fire, <BR> Want to take off half my clothes, <BR> You'll find that my waist's been replaced by a tire <BR> And reading specs now sit upon my nose. <BR> <BR> Everybody knows my mood swings to and fro, <BR> Help! My brows have taken flight. <BR> Tiny spots now appear high and low, <BR> I find it hard to sleep all night. <BR> ... Fri, 2 Dec 2011 21:12:19 EST How did you do today? A poll! On Hallowe'en I <BR> <BR> 1. Overate just a bit, but will make it up <BR> <BR> 2. Stayed within range <BR> <BR> 3. Said, "Heck, it's a holiday..." and pigged out with the kiddies <em>431</em> Mon, 31 Oct 2011 21:15:36 EST Gays more dangerous than terrorists? WHAT do you think of this? From an email I received from HRC: <BR> <BR> Just last week, Oklahoma State Rep. Sally Kern told a talk show host that homosexuality is a bigger threat to the United States than terrorism. <BR> <BR> Sorry, WHAT? <BR> <BR> That's right. Kern claimed that because young people learn that "homosexuality is normal and natural" and because they're "bombarded" with it every day, it is "more dangerous" than terrorist attacks. It's vile. <BR> <BR> Tell Oklahoma's governo... Wed, 14 Sep 2011 13:44:58 EST Norwegian signing up :) Hey all, <BR> <BR> I've been a Sparkpeople member for years, but have been gone for a while. Finally decided that enough's enough and that it was time to return to the straight and narrow, and since I've finally gotten myself out of the closet since I was around last I thought I'd joing one of the LGBTQ groups as well. Lesbian Liberals seemed to fit the bill, so here I am! <BR> <BR> I'm 31 years old, and live in Norway, in Oslo. Yes, the city that recently suffered a double terror attack f... Thu, 11 Aug 2011 17:20:30 EST Summer challenge?! What do you think of a 2nd half of summer challenge? It can run from July 4th through Labor Day weekend. We could set our own goals...or maybe 1# a least 15 minutes of exercise per day...1/2 hour of cardio 3 times a week...50 SP points a day... <BR> <BR> Give me your ideas so I know this team still exists! <BR> <BR> Anyone heard from our PRYDEQUEEN? <em>247</em> Sun, 3 Jul 2011 23:19:36 EST New Feature announced Here's the posting from Jen: <BR> <BR> We wanted to let you know about a small feature that launched today. <BR> <BR> On every SparkMail message you will now see a "Block This User" link on the right side of the page. After blocking, you can click the "Block List" button on you main SparkMail page to see everyone you have blocked, and be able to un-block members. <BR> <BR> Once you have blocked another member, if they try to send you a message they will see a general error saying you are n... Tue, 14 Jun 2011 21:57:32 EST What do you think of an 'anything goes' area? I''ll start with: <BR> <BR> <BR> Roberts' Rules of Lesbian Living <BR> <BR> It is never a good idea to ask someone to marry you BEFORE the first date. <BR> <BR> The average time between lesbian relationships is MINUS three point seven minutes. <BR> <BR> "I love you" is NOT a question. <BR> <BR> The term 'lesbian therapist' is redundant. <BR> <BR> It's a law. After six months, all lesbian couples will walk alike. After one year, all lesbian couples will be wearing at least one matchin... Sat, 11 Jun 2011 20:41:12 EST Gaelic Fest Today! In Chicago south 'burbs. Any festivals (besides the obvious) going on in your neck of the woods? Is our group represented? Are you attending? <BR> <BR> <link><BR>/index.htm </link> Sun, 29 May 2011 16:26:32 EST I am new, I am liberal, and yeah, I'm a lesbian So I guess I'm in the right place? <BR> <BR> Hello ladies. <BR> <BR> I just got here today and was glad to see a healthy LGBTQ contingent. <BR> <BR> I'm Becky, I live in Wimberley, TX. I'm single. My partner of 14 years and I split four years ago, so I still sort of think of myself as 'divorced.' I have a bunch of pets-2 dogs, 2 cats, and a parrot. I'm also a Master Naturalist, love hanging out online, am active in a couple of blogs, and am attempting to plan a "real" garden for the firs... Mon, 23 May 2011 15:41:43 EST Meaning of Motivation! ***********MOTIVATION********** <BR> <BR> Give me an .... M = Make short term goals. <BR> Give me an .... O = Out with the negative thoughts. <BR> Give me a ...... T = Think of why you want it. <BR> Give me an ..... I = Imagine how you will feel. <BR> Give me a ...... V = Visualize the future you. <BR> Give me an .... A = Acknowledge your successes. <BR> Give me a ...... T = Treat yourself with respect. <BR> Give me an ..... I = Investigate new ideas and foods. <BR> Give me an .... ... Sat, 21 May 2011 16:18:06 EST Coming soon! Message to Spark Guy's Community team members: <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> MAJOR Improvement to Nutrition Tracker Launching Monday! <BR> Message: Hello Community Team Members <BR> <BR> I'm back to give you a behind-the-scenes look at a major feature upgrade! On Monday we will launch a HUGE improvement to the Nutrition Tracker. <BR> <BR> Highlights include: <BR> * Everything for tracking foods will take place on one page that automatically updates as you move from one step to the next <BR> * ... Fri, 13 May 2011 22:36:02 EST Any plans for Mother's Day? Suz is going to her daughter's. I'm going to mine to have brunch with her, her DH, my little GS, daughter's inlaws. They're nice people. <BR> <BR> I know we have several people who are mothers and I figure we all have (or at least had) them...if you're doing something special, let us know! <em>247</em> Sat, 7 May 2011 22:24:32 EST Getting to Know You Questionnaire Extravaganza! A - Age: 64 <BR> <BR> B - Bed size: Full <BR> <BR> C - Chore you hate: Paying bills-here, here! <BR> <BR> D - Dog's name: HER name is Butch...what else?! <BR> <BR> E - Essential start your day item: Coffee <BR> <BR> F - Favorite color: turquoise leaning toward teal <BR> <BR> G - Gold or Silver: not a lot. Prefer to decorate my insides...grow spiritually, I mean. <BR> <BR> H - Height: 5'6.75" <BR> <BR> I - Instruments you play(ed): piano, keyboard <BR> <BR> J - Job title: Office Ass... Sat, 9 Apr 2011 20:32:52 EST Let's do a Game! But let's make it a bit abc game, sure...but make the second entry begin with the LAST LETTER of the first entry! <BR> <BR> Anything Lez related. <BR> <BR> Who can think of an 'A?' <em>247</em> Mon, 4 Apr 2011 21:11:18 EST Hello to Team! I am glad to have found this team. Look forward to being a member. Tue, 13 Jul 2010 22:23:58 EST Please see this! It came from my Course in Miracles co-leader. Awesome. Stick with it, you'll be glad you did. <BR> <BR> <BR> CKwdosjE Sun, 27 Jun 2010 14:14:39 EST Hello! Hi! <BR> I'm Diane, I'm going to be 46 in July. My life partner and I have been together for almost 30 years. We met in high school became good friends and then became great partners! We had a union ceremony almost 15 years ago. <BR> I'm here to get rid of 65 pounds that I no longer want or need! LOL! <BR> I'm looking for support and encouragement. I have support & encouragement from Joan, but she's a skinny minnie! She doesn't truly understand the struggle. <BR> Well, I look forward to every... Tue, 8 Jun 2010 21:06:57 EST I am a bad team leader No two ways about it. As a team leader, I'm bottom of the list. For most of the past year I have been so wrapped up in my own stuff that I haven't been paying attention to keeping the Spark alive. <BR> <BR> I do read the posts from this team. From time to time, I drop in on blogs from team members. Face it folks, your leader is mostly a lurker. Thu, 27 May 2010 13:11:17 EST Hello, ladies! Anyone from the Chicago area? <BR> <BR> I have only been on SP for a couple weeks, but I love it so far. First week only 1 1/2 lb down, but slipped disc in my back better - adding exercise now. <BR> <BR> Today on my elliptical bike. <BR> <BR> Do you all read the articles sent daily, view (if not do) the exercises and spin the wheel? I love the nutrition tracker. <BR> <BR> Hard to get all the water in BEFORE a couple hours before bed time, but I'm doing that, too. <BR> <BR> I figure use ... Fri, 7 May 2010 12:25:12 EST Jen's Journey I am so excited! I just found out about this site this evening and I am having so much fun with it so far. I am looking forward to meeting positive, happy people to help motivate me in my goal. I would also like to motivate all of you. Can't wait to hear from everyone. Wed, 14 Apr 2010 23:57:14 EST Spark people article Hello, Ladies! I have been busy working and writing articles online. I would love some feedback on my article about Spark people if anyone would care to read it. Thanks and be well. <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ters-Of-Diet-Is-Die </link> Tue, 9 Mar 2010 11:44:24 EST Jim Bunning I would like to say "I'm sorry my state sent Jim Bunning" to the US senate. I wish I could say the people of Kentucky didn't know how stupid and mean spirited he was before he was elected, but most of them just didn't care about anything except the fact he was a sports hero. This morning as unemployment offices across the nation refuse new claims, and families worry about what they are going to do next, there is a rude awakening. Mon, 1 Mar 2010 08:38:03 EST Lesbian who is liberal, here Mind, body, spirit, politics... I'm so excited to see these kinds of communities -- big change from Looking forward to being part of this team! Julie Mon, 18 Jan 2010 15:03:29 EST Hi everyone!! I will need encouragement at times and also motivation. I hope you guys can help me out. I know it is going to be a struggle at times. But I am looking forward to this new adventure. I am determined to lose weight and eat healthier from now on. Sun, 10 Jan 2010 12:59:36 EST I'm back It's been some crazy stuff lately, but I am back online and creeping up on getting back into spark full time. Just one more example of how your life can change in an instant. I am glad to be back! Fri, 2 Oct 2009 09:25:25 EST HOMO a GO GO- queer music festival Hi everybody! This summer the long anticipated queer music festival is taking place in San Francisco instead of Olympia. I am doing some organizing for them and if you are in the area, or have ever wanted to come to SF to visit, August is the best time, and we have LOTS of people offering up their beds/couches/floors. The festival is 8/13-8/16 with an amazing line up. check it out at If you'd like to get involved in supporting the queer arts, please let me know! Tue, 7 Jul 2009 17:09:19 EST New member. Just joined the team, I have been on spark people for about a year. I find it a great place to get tips and support. Just popping in to say hello! Wed, 17 Jun 2009 16:21:11 EST Mother's Day This Sunday Is Mother's day and both my sons will be over. I hardly ever get to see the older one and I am excited. I am going to make an early dinner so we can all eat together. Anyone else have plans? Fri, 8 May 2009 11:42:42 EST liberation celebration I am through letting other people dictate what my attitude is. If I refuse to be subdued, or let my words be misconstrued, I will be free. <em>502</em> Thu, 30 Apr 2009 19:02:47 EST Liberals Out of curiosity, what exactly are we liberal about? Anyone care to start a discussion? <em>38</em> Tue, 28 Apr 2009 10:23:21 EST emoticon Can anyone tell me how to find a rainbow flag in the emoticons? I can't find it. <em>670</em> Tue, 14 Apr 2009 07:40:42 EST Easter Hope everyone had a good holiday!! <em>172</em> <em>20</em> Sun, 12 Apr 2009 21:19:02 EST weights Speaking of weights and measurements, did anyone read the article about the government changing the pound from 1 to 1.1? It was supposed to help people weigh less. Ha! I was reading it and thinking , that doesn't really change how much someone weighs, then I got to the end and I had been had! Nice one, sparkpeople. <em>2</em> Happy April Fool's day!! Wed, 1 Apr 2009 19:24:36 EST New here I just joined Spark and thought, wait I can't be the only lesbian here. Goddess bless search engines! <BR> <BR> I'm 55, in a long-term committed relationship. We've both had breast cancer and my partner had a bilateral mastectomy last June. So we are all out of later and need to get healthy and lose this weight. <BR> <BR> I was looking for an online calorie counter and found Spark People. <BR> <BR> I need to lose 49 pounds (which is a lot like 50 lbs). I'm not sure when I became "recliner ... Fri, 6 Mar 2009 15:14:29 EST Hi!! I am so excited to have found you guys!! <BR> I'm new to spark but have been on my diet for about 5 months. I've lost 55 pounds so far and have about 50 more to go. I am really looking forward to going on this journey with all of you. Wed, 11 Feb 2009 13:51:36 EST Mini-Challenge: Pack W's Stuff You know strength training is good for you, but you’re starting to flag during Week 3 of your New Year’s resolutions. Here’s a little game: <BR> <BR> Let’s count all weight lifted/pressed as stuff we’re packing into the moving van at the White House. If you lift 20 pounds once, that’s 20 pounds. If you do 10 arm curls with 2-pound weights, that’s also 20 pounds. <BR> <em>34</em> <BR> Why not describe what that weight could be? For example, 5 wrist curls with a 1-pound weight could be W’s e... Thu, 15 Jan 2009 16:48:39 EST I'm doing it!! <em>9</em> <BR> <BR> OMG!!! Just weighed in & lost 3 lbs!! WOW it is working, starting to feel better!! YIPPIE!! Thu, 18 Sep 2008 12:09:15 EST bad weekend <em>39</em> <BR> hello everyone!! ok I had a bad weekend (mon & tues my weekend). went off diet a bit, had some junk food & didn't work out at all. All I did was hang out w/my g/f & do laundry. WOW exciting I know hold it back..LOL I usually am really good about keeping track but I fell off that wagon..NOT GOOD!! AAGGGHHHH I feel like I let myself down. <BR> <BR> thank you for listening all, I just had to vent a bit! <BR> <BR> Hope everyone is doing well today & keeping strong... Wed, 17 Sep 2008 13:10:47 EST new to site Hello everyone, just want to say Hi & I look forward to chatting with everyone. I am in major need of support & encouragement. Have been wanting to do this for some time but never took the first step, here I am. My g/f is very supportive but need outside support as well. Thank you for letting me ramble & I look forward to chatting soon Sun, 14 Sep 2008 21:31:45 EST hey hey! 26 year old liberal lesbian in portland, oregon! happy to see a political team here! so cool! Fri, 12 Sep 2008 14:18:01 EST Hi. I just joined this team I'm 49, married to a wonderful woman, overweight and ready to lose my fat suit. I want to be a healthy 50 year old. I want to be able to do and go where I want until I die! <BR> Carol AKA idomanip Tue, 19 Aug 2008 13:37:21 EST Happy birthday! Happy birthday, HypatiaX! I hope you will enjoy it. <BR> <em>247</em> <em>212</em> <em>283</em> <em>179</em> <em>44</em> Mon, 4 Aug 2008 10:20:20 EST Politics Well, MJ was interested in learning more about politics, so I thought I'd create a thread. <BR> <BR> Where shall we start? Thu, 24 Jul 2008 10:52:35 EST Hello there. My name's MJ and I'm new to this Team. I'm just looking for some new and interesting people during the hardest part of this weight-loss journey - the beginning. <BR> <BR> I am a senior at the University of Central Arkansas, and am active in the GSA on campus, but honestly would like to be more knowledgeable about the politics that affect my life. <BR> <BR> I'm looking forward to being a part of this Team! Mon, 21 Jul 2008 12:41:44 EST Hello Hello to you all. I am 28 days in and really starting to get the hang of this eating better thing. I am a starting slowly, but have high hopes. I was reading some of your posts and think I've found a comfortable place. So, HELLOOOOOOOOO! Tue, 15 Jul 2008 14:29:05 EST New Hi, I'm new here Thu, 10 Jul 2008 18:50:42 EST Howdy from Austin Hello sisters! I'm new to Spark, trying to find my peeps, navigating this site and found this page. I'm also a Lesbian Angel, or I was when we were all on ediets. <BR> <BR> Austin is the blue speck in the sea of Texas red. I'm so grateful that I happened to be born here and I'm especially grateful to be raising my daughter here. <BR> <BR> Anyway, have a great holiday. Fri, 4 Jul 2008 15:25:21 EST Over eating on party food I tried to behave tonight at the resident graduation party, but nibbling a little of this and a few bites of that got me. When I totaled it all up I was about 300 calories over my range. Anyone have suggestions on keeping those calories down at a party? Fri, 13 Jun 2008 21:59:38 EST Hello! (Waves) My wife and I joined SparkPeople together after her health coach recommended the site to her. Her doctor wants her to lose 50 pounds, and it wouldn't hurt me either. <BR> <BR> Liberal? Yes. Also, a Democrat (but no Blue Dog!). <BR> <BR> I am involved with my county Democratic Party, and have been for four years. I am now the vice chair for my legislative district, and am running to be an at-large member of the county executive committee. <BR> <BR> My life is on the upswing now, something I... Sat, 12 Apr 2008 18:14:10 EST Hi!!!! Hi everyone! <BR> I'm new to the group, it's nice to semi meet everyone! ;) Fri, 7 Mar 2008 18:39:39 EST If I believe, I will achieve!! Hi all. I am new to this website but I am glad that I was told about it. Good luck to all you! <em>247</em> Thu, 21 Feb 2008 09:14:22 EST hey everyone! I'm new... Hey, I'm new to spark people stop by and say hi, especially gay and lesbians from Indiana. Join my community too. Thu, 21 Feb 2008 02:11:48 EST New Member I am new to the group, and somewhat a born again spark person, I guess. <BR> <BR> I am hoping to meet some people I have something in common with including the goal of healthier living! Wed, 21 Nov 2007 15:22:37 EST How do you control your urges? I am really interested in knowing about this from everyone. <BR> <BR> I have a new tactic -- I carry around a J-Jill catalog (since I love their clothes) and every time I get the urge to eat, I take a look at what I am going to buy ever time I lose 5 lbs. I hope it works. <BR> <BR> Lou Ann Fri, 7 Sep 2007 22:54:23 EST Favorite cardio exercise My partner and I have fallen in love with the articulating elliptical machine at the gym. We like to work our "gluts." <BR> <BR> Better than your average elliptical machine. <BR> <BR> Lou Ann <BR> <BR> Fri, 7 Sep 2007 22:49:00 EST hello all Hello Everyone. <BR> <BR> I'm new to SP and the team page. My name is Stacey..I live in Pa with my wife Jeanie. Looking to get healthy and lose weight. I love that this web site has a gay and lesbian site! Did anyone watch the presidential debate on logo last night? Thoughts? <BR> I look forward to chatting with you all! Fri, 10 Aug 2007 13:03:10 EST The L Word... Did anyone get a chance to see The L Word last night? I have to admit, I'm disappointing that there are no overweight characters on the show. Where I'm from... a lot of the lesbians are over weight... <BR> <BR> How is everyone?? Diets still going strong? Mon, 8 Jan 2007 17:05:00 EST Hey ladies!! Good morning! I just wanted to introduce myself, my name is Sam and I'm from Ohio (Cleveland/Toledo area - depending on the time of year). I'm a 21 year old college student, and I am ready to lose some weight!!! Thu, 4 Jan 2007 09:38:38 EST Hi Nice to meet you Hi My name is Jessica and i just wanted to introduce myself to you ladies. Im new at this Hop you girls had a very Merry Christmas <BR> <BR> Jessica <em>148</em> Tue, 26 Dec 2006 00:30:36 EST Help Support Fellow SparkPeople Help support fellow SparkPeople by keeping them in mind as the season changes and Christmas draws ever closer. I encourage anyone that has an online store or that lists things on eBay to post that information here so that your fellow SparkPeople can keep your items in mind as they begin their holiday shopping. <BR> <BR> ------ <BR> Simply Romantic listed lots of wonderful items on eBay at deeply discounted prices. Check them out. <BR> <BR> An entire outfit including the accessories: <BR> ht... Thu, 28 Sep 2006 12:36:29 EST Newbie Hello, my name is Jasmine <BR> Hoping to converse with fellow lesbian women who are battling the same fight... Thu, 14 Sep 2006 13:57:21 EST Lesbian and Liberal Group Forum This topic was automatically created when the SparkPoints Group "Lesbian and Liberal" was started. Here is the description for this Group: <BR> <BR> Lesbians who need to lose weight and who support the GLBTQ community. Sun, 4 Jun 2006 20:57:03 EST