SparkPeople Bootylicious/ Curvaceous Bodies Team Messageboard For anyone who wants to lose weight, get fit & get healthy but still have some sexy curves like Beyonce, J. Lo & Shakira! Celebrate your curves ladies! SparkPeople Bootylicious/ Curvaceous Bodies Team Messageboard Booty bras butt lifters butt pads Has anyone tried a butt lifter? Sun, 20 Jul 2014 18:51:02 EST A way to tell you're losing weight What is your way of finding out that you're losing weight? My way is if my back and abs are hurting like crazy and I always check the next day to see if I lost weight. And 95 to 100 of the time that pain is a good indicator for me that I've lost weight. It may not be a whole lot (anywhere between a pound or two) but it is the best indicator for me. Sometimes I see it in my body and the way my clothes feel. I had to get another dress for my youngest niece's wedding in 13 days just because the ... Sun, 6 Jul 2014 10:21:19 EST HAPPY VALENTINES DAY Hello my wonderful friends and family. I hope everyone is enjoying yourselves. please be cautious of what you are eating on valentine's day.keep strong and keep pushing.i know you can do it! have a wonderful wonderful day. Wed, 12 Feb 2014 14:40:49 EST FALL SEASON Fall is in the air,but summer months are still holding on.Are you ready to keep going full steam ahead.Keeping your diet and exercise regimen in tact so that you can approve your over all know that the changing seasons sometimes seems to make us lazy and a bit laxed.i know me for one is very guilty of that.i am ready for some cooler temps so I can get back out in the yard.i have decided I have no excuses.on the really cold days it will be workout dvd's and online exercises.what are... Mon, 9 Sep 2013 19:30:35 EST New to SparkPeople Hello everyone, I just joined SparkPeople. I have been given the desire to be fit. <BR> <BR> I have been doing Zumba classes since Saturday in June 15th and recently added more days of exercise to my routine. I now workout a total of 3 days a week. Sunday, Tuesday, and Saturday. My best friend and I have decided we are going to run a marathon and are training for that as well as getting fit for ourselves. <BR> <BR> I have a better eating habit, thanks to the corporate fast at my church, a... Wed, 28 Aug 2013 12:14:53 EST hello everyone hi im kelly and i am working on losing 65lbs and getting my body back Thu, 1 Aug 2013 10:48:30 EST Heya! New here and working to lose weight but keep my curves. (Maybe tone them down a little!) Would love to have other like minded people to work with on my journey. Thu, 25 Jul 2013 13:51:56 EST WHAT TYPE OF EXERCISE DID YOU DO TODAY? IN THIS THREAD LIST WHAT TYPE OF EXERCISE DID YOU DO TODAY,I WANT YOU TO POST WHAT IT WAS.IT HELPS TO KEEP US ALL ACCOUNTABLE.AS WELL AS TO TEACH US TO BECOME MORE MOTIVATED TO PUSH TOWARDS OUR GOALS.BECAUSE WE HAVE THE LOVE AND SUPPORT OF OUR TEAM. <em>223</em> Fri, 12 Jul 2013 09:02:20 EST I am new I am trying to get in shape. I am 33 years old and have been working out everyday for about twenty to forty five minutes don't know if I am pushing myself hard enough to achieve my goal. Fri, 14 Jun 2013 01:05:02 EST WANT TO BE BOOTILICIOUS? We need to get this Team going!!! There hasnt been any activity recently. Sun, 9 Jun 2013 17:27:40 EST Advice for a Sweettooth head- Portion control NOT! Anyone ever sort of binge in sweets and then say okay at midnight im going to stop because tomorrow will be another day... yeah I sort of just did that, I need to curb this sweet tooth. <BR> <BR> How do you ladies do it Sat, 5 Jan 2013 00:31:36 EST BETTER BODY ARE YOU READY FOR A BETTER BODY, A NEW YOU,AND A HAPPIER LIFE?YOU CAN HAVE ALL OF THE ABOVE.WHO SAYS YOU HAVE TO HAVE ONE OR THE OTHER.WHY NOT HAVE ALL THREE.HAPPINESS IS KEY TO IMPROVING AND STARTING YOUR NEW LIFE.YOU WILL NOT BE HAPPY AT THE VERY BEGINNING,BUT YOU WILL GET THERE.IT IS TIME FOR A BRAND NEW YOU <em>104</em> YOUR BRAND NEW BODY IS WITHIN ARMS REACH,SO ALL YOU HAVE TO DO,IS REACH OUT THERE AND GRAB IT.I BELIEVE IN YOU. <em>306</em> <em>381</em> <em>386</em> <em>242... Wed, 5 Dec 2012 20:12:07 EST WHAT MOTIVATES YOU? WHAT MOTIVATES YOU?WHAT GETS THAT FIRE BURNING?AND WHAT IS IT THAT MAKES YOU MOVE?TELL ME YOUR ANSWERS.I BELIEVE THAT SOMETIMES WE NEED A LITTLE OF ALL THAT TO KEEP US GOING AND MOTIVATED.MOTIVATION IS LIKE A DRUG IN A GOOD WAY.IT WILL PUT US IN A DIET AND EXERCISE ZONE,THAT WE NEED TO ACHIEVE OUR WEIGHT LOSS RESULTS. <em>224</em> Thu, 25 Oct 2012 21:35:38 EST YOGA POSES 2 WARRIOR2:FROM STANDING,LUNGE THE FEET APART AND TURN THE BACK FEET OUT@A 90DEGREE ANGLE.EXTEND THE ARMS OUT TO THE SIDES&GAZE OVER YOUR FRONT HAND.IT OPENS UP THE HIPS,STRENGTHENS THE LEGS&ARMS.(*)BOAT STARTING SEATED,BEND THE KNEES INTO THE CHEST&EXTEND THE FEET FORWARD.REACH THE FINGERS ALONGSIDE THE KNEES&KEEP THE BELLY IN&CHEST LIFTED.BOAT STRENGTHENS THE ABS.(*)CHAIR:WITH YOUR FEET HIP-WIDTH APART,SIT BACK INTO THE HIPS&BEND THE KNEES,REACH THE ARMS OVERHEAD WITH THE SHOULDERS RELAXING D... Tue, 23 Oct 2012 19:27:38 EST WORKOUTS WORKOUTS ARE IMPORTANT TO US.YOGA IS GOOD FOR FLEXIBILITY AND DIET ALSO.YOGA CAN BE FIT INTO ANYONE'S ROUTINE.I STARTED YOGA AT 270 POUNDS,MY HEAVIEST.THIS BEING SAID I AM GOING TO ADD A YOGA CHALLENGE AND DESCRIBE THE DIFFERENT POSES,I HOPE YOU JOIN IN ON THIS WONDERFUL CHALLENGE TO IMPROVE FLEXIBILITY,YOUR HEALTH,AND LOSE WEIGHT,ALL AT THE SAME TIME.THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME. <em>220</em> <em>223</em> Tue, 23 Oct 2012 18:11:47 EST Michaela from NJ :) Hey people whatz up!? My name is Mikaela and I am a 20 yr old female living in New Jersey. I go to college as for my weight loss goal I will lose 100+ pounds. Right now im a size 22 and i would like to be size 9 and i would like to keep my big boobs lol. Lets make it happen. I can wait to lose weight lol! :) Sun, 30 Sep 2012 19:08:25 EST Better Booty Do you gals have any fool proof workout routines that leans out the thighs and builds a booty that really pops??? Sat, 18 Aug 2012 18:59:08 EST Brazilian Butt Lift DVD Has any one work on the Brazilian Butt Lift DVD, I just got a copy and I will start it this weekend, so I want to know does it work. Mon, 27 Feb 2012 11:01:45 EST New fitness challenge Hey girls. I was wondering if we could have a new fitness challenge? These are super helpful in keeping motivation up and gives workouts a little extra purpose..and it's the new year :) I was thinking a challenge to workout X number of times/mins a week for a month or something? Any ideas? Sun, 8 Jan 2012 20:30:03 EST --SUGGESTION-- Ladies <BR> <BR> I need an idea to get a nice photo and replace the old one we already have. What do you suggest or think could be the curvacious or bodilicious girl of the team?? Fri, 18 Nov 2011 07:32:28 EST I'm gonna do this Hey everyone! I'm Janae. I can't believe I'm back to trying to lose weight again. Just a year or so ago I was my perfect size and weight and had never felt better about myself. I don't know what happened, why I let myself slip. I didn't even notice it was happening. But now here I am, 20 pounds heavier, none of my clothes fitting and my self esteem completely gone. I keep losing weight just to gain it back. This time I really really don't want it to be a diet as much as a lifestyle change. I ... Thu, 20 Oct 2011 13:56:23 EST Hi Beautiful Women Hi ladies! My name is Jen and I am excited to be apart of this team!! I have always been beautifully curvy and although I had gained weight I still have a curves in the right places! I am excited to just have my curves back and not the weigh around my tummy and arms! Let's rock it girls! Wed, 14 Sep 2011 20:11:58 EST Hey Y'all! Hey guys, my name is April. I'm a 29 year-old single ma of 4 BEAUTIFUL children from NC. I am going to school full time and trying to fit weight loss in the middle ;-) Hopefully with a little support from each other, and, above all else, prayer, we will each achieve our goals. GOOD LUCK EVERYONE! Sat, 25 Jun 2011 20:13:41 EST Love Hate Relationship I just wanted to say I love and hate my body sometimes. There are days when I love my size 13 body and other days when I don't. Sometimes I really wish my body shape was pear instead of a freakin apple. I have so much belly and upper body fat that sometimes I feel sick. Then other times I love my body and try to except and be happy with what I have but sometimes it is really hard. Not sure if anyone else feels that way but wanted to post anyways. Sat, 18 Jun 2011 02:20:30 EST Keep it up! Keep it up ladies!!! Let's keep our buns up in shape all the time. <BR> <BR> Here are SP links of exercises good for all of us! Enjoy! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>_articles.asp?id=727 </link> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>_articles.asp?id=411 </link> Fri, 17 Jun 2011 07:32:48 EST When did you realise Curvy is Good? Hi! I am new to this team. I have been on spark for 2 years, dropped from 142 pounds to a healthy BMI range of 120-123 for my height. Although past winter I slacked off, and gained six pounds. I am trying to get rid of my winter weight. <BR> <BR> I wanted to find out when you made peace with the curvy body? :) <BR> <BR> My story is this: I am lucky to be an hourglass. I consciously knew that shape was an asset and men found it attractive, but subconsciously I resented the really slim and fi... Fri, 3 Jun 2011 16:00:24 EST Leslie Sasone I do her exercises every afternoon. She is on my ondemand cable. With her excerises you can keep your curves. She has curves herself which is why I know this. I've been doing her excerises for a week and have lost 4lbs (I'm also watching what I eat). I recommend her to anyone wanting to lose weight but keep their curves. Tue, 31 May 2011 20:37:06 EST New here I am new to spark people. I want to lose all my extra weight but keep my curves. I moved far away from my family and friends in a new city so joining sparkpeople will help with my motivation. Sun, 29 May 2011 20:25:02 EST May Challenge Ladies, are you ready for a monthly challenge? <BR> <BR> Are you ready for the summer season? <BR> <BR> Sun, 1 May 2011 15:47:29 EST Easiest Food To Give Up? What was the easiest unhealthy food that you've given up? For me it would be pop and cereal. Fri, 22 Apr 2011 23:22:18 EST Summer 2011 Any plans? Sun, 17 Apr 2011 09:04:02 EST New to the team Hello. Just wanted to introduce myself. My name is Erica and I am new to this team. Looking forward to meeting new SP Friends here. Fri, 11 Mar 2011 20:52:10 EST Intro Hello ladies! I am so happy to be a part of this team-because even though I want to drop a few pounds I don't want to lose my curves! I am highly appreciate of stars like Jennifer Lopez and Kim K that not only embrace their feminine abundance of curves-but also set a tone that has made curves not only accepted-but envied! <BR> <BR> A little about myself-I am 31 years old, married, with two small children. My son was born in 2009 and since his birth I have lost about 75 lbs...but I still wou... Wed, 26 Jan 2011 12:20:04 EST heyy!! hey im natalia, im a proud latina and have curves, i know for a fact that when i do lose weight, i will still be curvaceous. im 18 and have been struggling with my weight for my whole life. but im ready to go on the journey of a lifetime to be healthy! Mon, 24 Jan 2011 21:30:53 EST Quick Trim Has anyone ever tried Quick Trim... I was thinking about buying it but Im nervous too because i dont want to gain weight back after the fact you know. I did Xenadrine a long time ago and had great success but I was just trying to see what others thought. I am working out now and working to change my nutrition habits.. just thought about it this morning. <BR> any thoughts Sat, 15 Jan 2011 09:40:08 EST Curvy Bodies - anyone else with strange "issues"? Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> I'm new to the group - but figured where better to ask my curvy body questions than in the Bootylicious/Curvaceous Bodies team! I'm just trying to see, well, if anyone else is struggling with some of the same things I am (and if they know of anything to help them). <BR> <BR> I'm a pear (as I mentioned in the fruits thread) - but... it seems as if my ribcage is TOO wide for my waist. Does anyone else have that? Sure... it may be because it's covered in fat, but it's... Thu, 13 Jan 2011 13:16:22 EST Who's celeb body do you admire/wish you had? I would of course have to say Beyonce', she's so fit, healthy and curvy. A real woman's body. <BR> <BR> <BR> Jessica Biel, Serena Williams and Jennifer Lopez have fit toned girly bodies too! <BR> <em>344</em> <em>344</em> <em>405</em> Thu, 30 Dec 2010 21:08:33 EST New Years Resolutions? 1.What was your New Years resolution for 2010? <BR> 2.How did it work our for you? <BR> 3.What is your resolution for this 2011? <BR> 4.What is your plan to make it happen? Wed, 15 Dec 2010 16:28:02 EST New Team Leader Hi Everyone I'm Brandi and am a new Team Leader. Just wanted to Introduce myself. I'm 20 yrs old Cosmetologist and I live in Colorado. During the summer I decided I needed a lifestyle change to get my body and mind in better shape. I have lost 5 pounds but gained so much endurance and confidants. I have bumps in the roads just like everyone else but hope to be able to share and motivate everyone on this team just as you guys can motivate me! If there's anything you would like to see on this t... Tue, 14 Dec 2010 13:30:10 EST I challenge You.. Today I challenge you to try a new activity! Wed, 8 Dec 2010 16:43:22 EST How did YOU better yourself today? What did you do to better yourself, health, life, stress level, ect today? Thu, 2 Dec 2010 15:10:30 EST new to team Hi, <BR> <BR> I love that this team appreciates the curves because I was born with a very pronounced bottom no matter how thin I can get my backside is noticeable. Use to hate it but now I am seeing the better side to a well endowed butt! <BR> <BR> Would rather have it then none! Mon, 29 Nov 2010 13:03:22 EST Butt exercises? what are your favorite exercises to tone, firm, lift and keep the booty? <BR> Thanks Sun, 21 Nov 2010 20:18:24 EST Favorite Workout DVDs I'm a fitness DVD addict having more than 500 in my collection. <BR> <BR> I want to know if you own any, of them, what are your favorites? Mon, 15 Nov 2010 16:18:40 EST Just a little worried.. I'm super excited to start my lifestyle changes, and Monday will be my week 1 weigh in, but I'm scared of the body changes that will come with losing weight. I have a plump butt and 40DDs, (which I don't mind getting rid out somewhat) but I'm afraid it will all subside. Personally, I love curves! I still want some form of butt and chest when I lose weight. Any good workouts to keep them firm? I love squats, anything else? <BR> <BR> Happy healthy eating :) Sat, 13 Nov 2010 22:06:36 EST Christmas Challenge Tracker Here is the Challenge Tracker, copy and paste to use each day. <BR> <BR> * Stayed within calorie range today: <BR> * How many days this week within Range: <BR> * Drank 10 Glasses of Water: <BR> * Exercise Today: <BR> * How many days of exercise this week: <BR> * What stress did you say "no" to today: <BR> <BR> Notes: Sat, 13 Nov 2010 09:40:57 EST New Team Goals are up! Hello Team! <BR> <BR> In the spirit of Christmas and our Christmas Challenge, I have updated the team goals to reflect what we will be working on. Thanks to our team members who requested this, the goals have been updated, so let's jump in and make it happen!! <BR> <BR> <em>248</em> <em>446</em> <em>306</em> <em>443</em> <em>224</em> <em>460</em> Thu, 11 Nov 2010 16:12:47 EST Christmas Wish List? What do you want for Christmas this Year? Thu, 11 Nov 2010 11:40:42 EST 6 Weeks until Christmas Challenge!! As of Saturday, November 13th, we have only 6 weeks until Christmas!! I know this weekend I will be decorating the house and listening to all of my favorite Christmas music looking forward to the coming Holiday Season. <BR> <BR> As with each Christmas and Holiday Season, most of us usually have some goals that we would like to accomplish. Regardless of what you want to make happen, we can do it together! I propose the following Challenge: <BR> <BR> (For both those that want to Maintain the... Thu, 11 Nov 2010 11:33:35 EST 10 Signs you're working out TOO MUCH! Want to know if you're working out too much? Here are some signs that might help you decide... <BR> <BR> <link><BR>-signs-youre-exercising-too-much </link> Sun, 7 Nov 2010 10:11:34 EST ShapelyGirl Fitness Hello Team, <BR> <BR> I wanted to let you know about a wonderful Fitness DVD Series and Instructor if you already haven't had the privilege of doing the workouts. It's called ShapelyGirl Fitness lead by creator and CEO, Debra Mazda whom herself was once over 300 lbs. She is an Exercise Physiologist, Certified Personal Trainer and Aerobics Instructor, and Wellness Coach. This woman has created IMO THEE BEST fitness program dedicated to Large, Larger, and Plus Sized women. She's a true gem!! ... Fri, 5 Nov 2010 10:31:52 EST Booty-ful Backside! Add these exercises to your weekly routine for a Beautiful Rear View! <BR> <BR> * Squats (with or without weights) <BR> * Lunges <BR> * 1 Legged Squats <BR> * Dead Lifts <BR> * Calf raises (works hamstrings some as well and balances out the look of the upper legs) Wed, 3 Nov 2010 16:24:47 EST Favorite "Go-To" Meals and Snacks? To help give other members ideas, what are some of your favorite go-to meals and snacks? Wed, 3 Nov 2010 16:18:32 EST Shake your Money Maker: Fitness Minutes How many minutes of Fitness (any type or style) did you get in today? <BR> <BR> <em>502</em> <em>34</em> <em>218</em> <em>319</em> <em>320</em> <em>402</em> <em>313</em> <em>414</em> <em>317</em> Wed, 3 Nov 2010 11:19:28 EST Favorite Curves? What curves on your body do you love? Perhaps all of them? Wed, 3 Nov 2010 11:15:23 EST What fruit are you? Does your body resemble an Apple or a Pear? Wed, 3 Nov 2010 11:13:45 EST November 2010: Let's Make it Happen! It's the first day of a new month and we're officially kicking off the start of the Holiday season! This is a time of year when people tend to put off their goals and instead reach for the comfort and warmth of the their favorite couch and comfort foods. I challenge everyone, myself included, to really stop and think about our goals this Month. Let's take the action steps necessary to make them happen! Whether you just want to maintain thru the Holidays, improve your fitness level, or eat mor... Mon, 1 Nov 2010 16:13:21 EST Hello All Afternoon ladies, <BR> I am an old Sparkmember, but trying to find some new motivation. I love my curves- just want them a little more tone ;) looking forward to meeting all of you Wed, 27 Oct 2010 14:28:36 EST Sarah...New to the Team! Hi Team! I am relatively new to the Spark and also new to this team. I have been bigger my whole life and am really making big changes in my life now! I want to lose weight and get healthy. I am not obsessed with the number on the scale though. To me it is just about feeling good and being healthy. I definitely want to keep my curves! <BR> <BR> Also, I am looking for a buddy or two who would want to share emails and stuff back and forth on progress and give support and advice! let m... Tue, 26 Oct 2010 15:55:22 EST A ? about Fit In Your Jeans By Friday Hi everyone! I was just wondering if anyone knew what do you track this workout under when tracking ur fitness? Mon, 25 Oct 2010 09:50:44 EST Hi everyone! My name is Vanessa and I'm 21 years old. Born & raised in Brooklyn, NY but my family is from Barbados. I've been trying to lose weight since I was 16 years old. I've dieted in the past but stopped due to lack of interest or just pure laziness. I definitely need to work on cutting out the sweets ( I love chocolate and rocky road ice cream). I would appreciate any help and support. I would love to make new friends along the way. Hopefully this site helps me jump start my weight loss and reach ... Mon, 18 Oct 2010 12:50:00 EST Cutie Booty Challenge... Is anyone interested in BOOTY challenge? I figured since this is group for the thick & sexy. <BR> <BR> I was researching butt exercise & thought we could push ourselves to "tighten our A$$ets" <BR> <BR> Here is the link to the fitness mag website i found. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>/exercises/our-top-10-exercises-to-ton<BR>e-your-butt/ </link> <BR> <BR> The 10 exercises are: <BR> * Hip-Lift Progression <BR> * Toe Taps <BR> * Single-Leg Front R... Sat, 16 Oct 2010 21:44:29 EST I'm in! Hopefully this team is also open to aficionados of the curvaceous body as well! Fri, 8 Oct 2010 01:14:41 EST "Ideal" weight What is your ideal weight? <BR> <BR> For me <BR> <BR> I am 5'4" and i think 140-150 is a great weight for me. Hubby feels I will be too small at that weight. What are ya'll thoughts. Wed, 6 Oct 2010 23:31:01 EST October 4-10 .... Cardio Crunch How 'bout we log our cardio minutes and see if we can one up each other? I did this once before and it kept me coming back for more. Each day it will be a different type of cardio to keep it interested. <BR> <BR> I'll pick Monday and the next poster can pick the type of cardio for the next day. Hopefully we can get a enough people so we can stay on our toes. <BR> <BR> Monday: Walking 30 minutes <BR> Tuesday: Walking 55 Minutes Hiking 30 minutes <BR> Wednesday:Walking 30 minutes <BR> Th... Sun, 3 Oct 2010 23:31:39 EST Newbie Hi everyone! I'm Meredith. I am a new spark member and ready to lose the last 10 pounds, finally! Thu, 30 Sep 2010 00:20:57 EST hi im shenna my name is shenna. im 24 yrs old i want to lose a lot of weight for a couple of reasons first its my health, and second is wanting to look on the outside the way i feel on the inside. one the inside i am a beautiful woman with a flat stomach and a big butt :)... but seriously my health is now very important to me especially since i found out that im not as healthy as i thought i was. now im a taking my health serious, i only have one body, and one life and im going to live it healthy and loo... Fri, 24 Sep 2010 14:06:47 EST hi im shenna my name is shenna. im 24 yrs old i want to lose a lot of weight for a couple of reasons first its my health, and second is wanting to look on the outside the way i feel on the inside. one the inside i am a beautiful woman with a flat stomach and a big butt :)... but seriously my health is now very important to me especially since i found out that im not as healthy as i thought i was. now im a taking my health serious, i only have one body, and one life and im going to live it healthy and loo... Fri, 24 Sep 2010 14:06:22 EST *NEW from NEW YORK =) i just joined SP on saturday! & i'm SO addicted. i love this site! <BR> <BR> my name is jessica, i'm 23 years old, & i live 30 minutes from NYC. <BR> <BR> i blog every day & i'm extremely motivated to lose these few extra pounds that i recently gained this year. i'd also like to keep off those few extra pounds off and maintain a healthy lifestyle; by eating healthier and doing cardio 4x a week. <BR> <BR> you can add me as a friend, if you'd like! <BR> <em>252</em> <em>88</em> <BR> <BR>... Wed, 22 Sep 2010 17:03:49 EST Member since November of 2006 Wow, I can't believe that I have been on spark on and off since 2006. It doesn't sound like a really long time...considering that I havent consistently worked toward my goals and had a son in March of 2008 I really just wanted to bash myself publicly because I havent lost THE weight, I actually gained 3 pounds since I first joined. And now my son is two and half my oldest is 11, the minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, and years just pass and I continue to complain about my weight and how unh... Sat, 4 Sep 2010 15:12:19 EST Challenge Ideas! Hell Team, <BR> <BR> I know it's been a long while since you heard from me but I'm back and noticed we haven't had any challenges <BR> since February. <BR> <BR> Please post your ideas in here we got about 16 weeks until 2011 so lets leave the pounds in 2010! <em>347</em> Mon, 23 Aug 2010 20:45:36 EST free one week trial at curves ladies i was very excited when i opened my email to discover a free one week trial at curves for a week, since i signed for spark offers. i just wanted to make sure anyone who signed up to carefully check your email so you dont end up deleating it, that is a offer too good. all u do is click the link and your able to print your coupon out. enjoy! i know i will Wed, 18 Aug 2010 10:23:13 EST Im a new Sparkie... N Boy I'm ready! ;) Hi Sparkies, <BR> <BR> I'm new here. I tumbled across Sparkppl while surfing the net on wkout advices and moves. I'm from Singapore. Amazing how Sparkppl has branched out even to Singapore. <BR> <BR> I've joined SparkPpl since July 2010. <BR> Been wking out rather intensely since I've joined Sparkppl. Max. 6x a week. Min. 3x a week. <BR> <BR> Beginning weight was: 65kg <BR> Halfway thru: 61kg <BR> 10 Aug 2010: 60.5 kg <BR> <BR> Target weight: 50kg by Oct. (2nd year wedding anniversary) ... Thu, 12 Aug 2010 21:48:33 EST Virtual me? Hey, I see a lot of people on SP have virtual me's at their starting, current and goal weight...Where can I get one!? Thu, 5 Aug 2010 19:24:44 EST Please Vote for me Good Morning and I pray that all is well with each and every one of you. Will you please go to <BR> and vote for me to compete in the Miss Curve 2011 Competition in Vegas February 18-20. You can vote everyday but only once a day per email address. So vote from all of them lol <BR> <BR> Have a blessed day !! <BR> <BR> Hugs, <BR> <BR> Andrea :) <link> </link> Thu, 29 Jul 2010 10:53:30 EST Hey guys wat wuz the worst thing u ate this week I indulged in some oxtails,potatoes and rice.Oh and a slice of papa johns pepperoni and ham pizza.Its ok to indulge once in a while shockingly I lost 3lbs this week Sat, 24 Jul 2010 16:46:00 EST motivation... .............. i'm seeking advice to how to keep yourself motivated with losing the weight. Thu, 8 Jul 2010 16:50:32 EST Newbie Hi, I am a 48 year old single mother of 3 daughters ranging in age from 26 to 17. I am beautiful and curvy! I just want to be fit and healthier. Sun, 4 Jul 2010 09:51:15 EST What are your favorite websites I just want to know what are your favorite websites to shop for cloths and shoes. Size appeal and DSW are mines what yours. Mon, 14 Jun 2010 11:02:18 EST Im back yes back from the brink of being my original weight! So Im here with a new name same page and ummmm 30lbs I put back on...come help me...all I need is support! Sat, 5 Jun 2010 16:30:27 EST Hey HEy Hi, my name is Jasmine and I am introducing myself to the boards... I'm looking for advice, on just about anything from someone who knows more than me... Weight Loss, relationships,family, career, college, budgets, overcoming my obstacles, strengthening my faith, quit smoking.... just about anything. So if you reading this and think you might be able to help me and maybe I can help you in someway then shoot me a email i.e. spark mail. I hope all is well with everyone and each of you are maki... Fri, 7 May 2010 07:41:07 EST In finally found the perfect team! Here I am.... Hi All, <BR> <BR> I'm a big girl who has the good fortune to be proportionately curvy. I want to remove some of the volume, but maintain my feminine curves. No A&F/Aeropostale zombie for me. (Not that there is anything wrong with that!) I'm more of a Woodstock Hippie/natural girl. <BR> <BR> I'm very happy to have found this team, now for some motivation.... <BR> <BR> Catch you all on the boards. <BR> <BR> - Jo Thu, 8 Apr 2010 12:28:29 EST Guess I should finally introduce myself? My name is La'Sheeta. I want to say thank you to all of you who have welcomed me with well wishes and just by saying hello. I actually discovered SparkPeople in Sept 09, but am just now putting this site to use. I've spent many days reading the success stories of others and have used them to stay motivated. Now I want to have a success story of my own. I won't bore you with a long introduction; i've posted most of the information about me on my SparkPage. I look forward to interacting a... Mon, 22 Mar 2010 10:55:27 EST Daily Challenge Feb 4-7 Hey Ladies, we have a lot of new people on the team and hopefully we are all keeping the spark going. It always difficult to do anything extra in the winter time but we are all here to make changes. That being said, since I didn't get the hit on the last challenge when no one participated. I'm going to give it one more go. This is a short week so tell me what you all think of this challenge. Also give me suggestions on what you want out of this team <BR> <BR> Thursday: An apple a day may kee... Thu, 4 Feb 2010 01:16:40 EST New to Team/Found My Sisters o' the Hourglass Greetings all!! <BR> <BR> I have been on SP since January 1 when I started the Belly Fat Cure Diet. I am now down 24 pounds this month. I cross train/interval train for weight-loss and retaining my shape. <BR> <BR> I have no desire to loose the BOO-Tay, or the Boobs. I had two C-sections over the years and my waist goes in and then it goes out. I have that dreaded APRON as the doc's refer to that POOCHY POUCH!! Plus, I just got too much junk in the trunk for my liking and the girls need to ... Sun, 31 Jan 2010 10:04:35 EST Sexy Pose? Does anyone secretly have anything special they would love to do for their significant other once they reach their goal weight? I would LOVE to make a calendar full of pictures of ME doing some sexy poses (in a tasteful way) in lingerie & other sexy clothes for my man. <em>401</em> <em>415</em> <em>404</em> <em>416</em> Thu, 28 Jan 2010 15:10:12 EST Hello Everyone Hi. My name is My . I am trying to become a healthier person, but I am finding it difficult to do so with out a support system or support team. I am a 22 year old student. I am 263 pounds and I am only 5'2. I love to dance, have fun and laugh. I look forward to seeing how spark people will help me with my health journey. <BR> Thank you <BR> My Sun, 24 Jan 2010 04:59:02 EST Squeem Waist Cincher- Any Thoughts? So a Spark friend swears by the Squeem Body shaper. Has anyone ever used this for themselves that could lend a testimonila. <BR> <BR> Here is a link one of them from <BR> <link><BR>ie-Shapewear-Compression/dp/B000QWA2GY<BR>/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=apparel&qid=1264<BR>285398&sr=8-1 </link> Sat, 23 Jan 2010 17:24:47 EST Newbie from Houston Hello everyone, glad to finally find the support that I really needed in my journey. I join the site in November but I guess I wasn't ready then. My my how things can change in a matter of months, because I have never felt so ready in my life. Also Thanks for all the welcomes I got. <BR> <BR> Fri, 22 Jan 2010 12:56:04 EST Lunges & Squats?!?!?! So as I'm trying to lose weight all I can think about is "I don't want to lose my booty!" I love my curvy butt! <em>20</em> But I suck at lunges & squats! I can't get down as much as I need to. And to top it off my left knee hurts when I try them. Is anybody else struggling with this like I am? <em>198</em> Wed, 20 Jan 2010 13:03:37 EST Heart Healthy Challenge Week 2 Sorry about the late post ladies. Week 2 is the same as week 1. Continue to push yourself and challenge your body to improve. If you HATE the work out then it is probably good for you. Keep up the great work. <BR> <BR> ***Ladies give a welcome back to KittyToy*** <BR> <BR> Check-in in this thread daily or every other day and let us know how you are doing. <BR> <BR> Week 1: <BR> ***Nutrition Note: Make sure you get at least 8 cup of water a day*** <BR> <BR> *Monday-cardio: let’s get ou... Tue, 19 Jan 2010 12:29:02 EST Heart Healthy Challenge Week 1 Hey Ladies, Well this is a new year which means new goals, resolutions, and lifestyles. This challenge is all about heart healthy. (Thanks OffToThesharks for the idea) The challenge will be 5 weeks long and will end on the holiday that all us ladies love (at least those in relationships of some sort). Yes this challenge will end on Valentine’s Day February 14, 2010. Hopefully this will be a challenge that will allow us to break down the barriers that we have up around ourselves while we get o... Sun, 10 Jan 2010 23:20:46 EST Ready to change I have always been a fat chick. I grew up heavy, and continued to be so into my 30's. I've tried several methods to lose weight, and have some success, however, like others, regained the weight. I've come to the realization that losing weight is not just about what you eat and how often you work out, but also mental. I've got a long journey ahead of me, but I know the final destination will be well worth it! Sat, 9 Jan 2010 08:28:27 EST Ready to change I have always been a fat chick. I grew up heavy, and continued to be so into my 30's. I've tried several methods to lose weight, and have some success, however, like others, regained the weight. I've come to the realization that losing weight is not just about what you eat and how often you work out, but also mental. I've got a long journey ahead of me, but I know the final destination will be well worth it! Sat, 9 Jan 2010 08:27:55 EST Anyone in Chicago Hey does anyone live in Chicago or a nearby suburb that needs a excercise buddy. Let me know. It would be great to have a buddy in Chicago!!! <BR> <BR> My routine right now is the treadmill and lifting weights on my own but I am down to try anything new. The weather sucks right now but when spring hits we can hit the lakefront and whatever else. <BR> So lets talk about it. <BR> <BR> Steph <BR> <BR> Sat, 26 Dec 2009 16:52:20 EST Newbie to the team... not to spark Hello all, <BR> I just wanted to introduce myself...Im Janet 36yo from NY. I have 2 boys 21 months and 10 years old, my fiance is supportive. I am a nurse, and I could probably write a book on what I know about nutrition and fitness but have a hard time applying it to myself. As a mom and nurse, I am constantly taking care of others and feel like there is nothing left for me at the end of the day. So I hope to get motivated here and hopefully make some spark buddies! Sun, 20 Dec 2009 23:02:04 EST I Don't Think They're Ready for this Jelly. LOL. Hi Bootylicioius/Curvaceous Bodies Team! I came across this team on a new friend's SparkPage & checked it out. I knew I had to join. My name is Linnesia. I live in GA. I'm 37 yrs old. I'm divorced and the mother of 2 teen daughters. I've always had curves, even at my heaviest, and I've loved them. SparkPeople is helping me to get my curves back on their "A" game. I hope to be encouraged and offer encouragement. Thanks for having me! Tue, 1 Dec 2009 15:47:38 EST NEWBIE HERE! hi everyone!! i'm ccsogirl, just started sparkin' in september. doing good, slow but sure... <BR> i love being a curvy plus sized girl, just wanna tone it up and shape it out... <BR> Thu, 12 Nov 2009 03:20:28 EST New to the Team Hi Everyone! I'm new to this team! I'm 24 with 100 lbs to lose. I'm excited to be a part of a team that accepts/celebrates curvy bodies! Wed, 11 Nov 2009 20:03:29 EST week 3 October challenge 10/19-10/25 Hey ladies sorry about the late post. I have been having computer problems...but no excuses. lets get it!!! <BR> <BR> Monday – rest <BR> <BR> Tuesday – 45 min cardio for strength do abs and legs (forward lunges 4 sets of 10-15) <BR> <BR> Wednesday – 45 min run/walk (can be done in the house running/walking in place) strength do abs (2 sets of crunches10-15 and plank hold 2 sets of 15 sec), arms (push-ups 4 sets of 10-15), and back (back extensions 4 sets of 10-15) <BR> <BR> Thursday – 60 ... Tue, 20 Oct 2009 20:34:06 EST 30 MIN CARDIO CHALLENGE This challenge is a challenge that I created for me and my spark buddy tpittman405( AKA: SUNSHINE )... just a little extra motivation and boost we need to shed some unwanted lb's this week lol ! but if anyone wants to join us in this challenge feel FREE to do so !! ANYONE is WELCOME Ok so to make it simple: Let's just commit to at least 30 min a day of cardio and checking in with each other 6 day's a week. <BR> <BR> If either of us miss a day of doing our 30 min of cardio & checking in with... Sun, 18 Oct 2009 17:28:51 EST Week 2 October challenge 10/11-10/17 Hey ladies its week 2 of our October challenge. We are heading into the holiday season so we really need to get our bodies and minds ready. I’m not sure about anyone else but its starting to get cold here so I’m trying to stay inside… <BR> <BR> Mental Challenge for the week: write something positive about yourself or some kind of happy thought and tape it to your bedroom or bathroom mirror (or both) and say it to yourself every morning. Start everyday like you have a second change and make e... Mon, 12 Oct 2009 02:01:06 EST Loosing Weight But [NOT] the Booty I having been trying to exercise and tone up but my butt is getting too small and its starting to get too jiggly??? <em>24</em> . Does anyone know any tips, exercises or food choices that would help me keep my derrière and still loose weight? I've always had a big bottom and i would hate to loose it <em>198</em> Thanx ladies! Fri, 9 Oct 2009 10:39:01 EST Snack ATTACK!!!!! - HELP I have been have a snack attack for the past week or so. And the snacks that I am eating is not anything good. Its not candy or sweets it stuff like chips. I can see myself slowly falling back into my old ways of snacking at night. One of the main reasons I have been up late at night is because I am in the process of taking out my dreadlocks, which is a LOOOOONNNGG Process. I feel so terrible about this and its not that I am even hungry, its just that its there. I have no idea why I am going ... Thu, 8 Oct 2009 22:30:06 EST Holiday parties.... Well soon Halloween then Thanksgiving and then Christmas...with all the extra temptation coming up as far as candy, big family get togethers and office parties. What size do you want to be at the end of the new year? Thu, 8 Oct 2009 14:56:01 EST new to the team hello my fellow team mates i just want to wish everyone much success in this life changing journey Thu, 1 Oct 2009 17:27:27 EST NEW ME HELLO EVERYONE! NEW TO THE SITE!!! CAN USE ALL SUGGESTIONS! THANKS Thu, 1 Oct 2009 08:21:39 EST October Challenge 10/1-10/10 First of all I want to say to all you beautiful ladies please keep KittyToy in your prayers... <BR> <BR> Today is October 1st and It is time for a new challenge. Since the first few days in October is not a full week this challenge will go from the 1st to the 10th. The weather is changing for many of us so we don’t have a lot more outside time. So if possible lets get outside and get our bodies moving. Any exercise that you may not be familiar with can be found on the SP site. <BR> <BR> Thu... Thu, 1 Oct 2009 01:03:03 EST Freak-Um Dress I've been watching Beyonce's concert dvd and was wondering if you ladies already have or have chosen your goal or mini-goal "Freak-um Dress" (I thought this would be an appropriate topic for this team)? I've been looking around on the internet and I'm trying to find one for my trip to Vegas in February. Right now, I'm around 210-ish and if my weight loss continues as it has, I should be around 175-180 in February. Here are two that I like but they seem a little too sweet and innocent. Let... Thu, 24 Sep 2009 19:50:58 EST September Challenge 9/24/09- 9/30/09! Hello Team, <BR> <BR> Continuing with out monthly goal of Tightening up! <BR> <BR> Thursday 9/24/09- Cardio Day Do 60 min or More! <BR> (goal is to burn more than 900 calories for the day) <BR> <BR> Friday 9/25/09- Strength Training Do 45 min plus <BR> Alternating Dumbbell Biceps Curls <BR> <link><BR>ises.asp?ID=69 </link> <BR> and Close-Arm Wall Pushups <BR> <link><BR>ises.asp?ID=108 </link> <BR> <BR> Saturday ... Wed, 23 Sep 2009 12:04:44 EST September Challenge 9/24/09- 9/30/09! Hello Team, <BR> <BR> Continuing with out monthly goal of Tightening up! <BR> <BR> Thursday 9/24/09- Cardio Day Do 60 min or More! <BR> (goal is to burn more than 900 calories for the day) <BR> <BR> Friday 9/25/09- Strength Training Do 45 min plus <BR> Alternating Dumbbell Biceps Curls <BR> <link><BR>ises.asp?ID=69 </link> <BR> and Close-Arm Wall Pushups <BR> <link><BR>ises.asp?ID=108 </link> <BR> <BR> Saturday ... Wed, 23 Sep 2009 11:59:55 EST I need some help Hey Divas, <BR> <BR> Ok so I think I over did it yesterday. My chest started hurting while I was doing cardio, I was doing jump rope. I was really pushing myself because I'm trying to get to where I can do 1000 jumps around 10-12 min. I got up to 600 yesterday and I stopped but I'm feeling kinda funny today. I really want to get a heart rate monitor to use when I workout but I'm not sure what a good inexpensive one would be...any suggestions? <BR> <BR> thanks in advance Wed, 23 Sep 2009 10:41:38 EST Hey All ....New to the team So my name is Shakisha I live in the Cayman Islands and I am originally from NYC. <BR> <BR> I am mixed (half American (mom) and half West Indian (Dad is from Cayman) so naturally I am Bootylicious and Curvaceous and I love that...but um the Curves and Booty have um behinding and its time for them to come back out....I love fashion and music Beyonce is my favorite artist period...she has style, beauty, confidance, and is humble and gracious..... <BR> <BR> vintableMOE is my SP motivation and ... Fri, 18 Sep 2009 09:51:33 EST September Challenge 9/16/09- 9/23/09! Hello Team, <BR> <BR> <BR> This month were going to focus on tighten up what we have so we can get rid of those unwanted inches. <BR> <BR> Wednesday 9/16/09- Cardio Day- do 45 min or more! <BR> <BR> Thursday 9/17/09- Strength Training Day- Do 45 min or more plus Dumbbell Squats <BR> <link><BR>ises.asp?ID=160 </link> <BR> <BR> Friday 9/18/09- Cardio- Do something out doors today for at least 60 min! <BR> <BR> Saturday 9/19/09- Strength Training Day... Tue, 15 Sep 2009 21:03:03 EST hey all Hi all, it's Angel Wise. I'm back after almost three months without a computer so I made a whole new Spark identity and am back at the grind. I am ashamed to say I have done next to know exercise during those month even though I have a gym membership, but haven't gained so I can praise God for that. I am trying to get down to my target weight before my brother in law comes home in March, he has been a huge inspiration to me and I want to show him how great I look. Fri, 11 Sep 2009 17:00:22 EST Newbie here from Cali-forn-I-A :) Hey my fellow team mates!! I just wanted to introduce myself Im 23(24 on the 13th yeah) I have lost a lot of important ppl in my life due to heart attacks, most in which were short in height and severely overweight such as myself which really made me want to get my weight in order!! I have 70lbs to shake off & I am ready to do all I can! Im very open to any advice and words of wisdom so please feel free :) Tue, 8 Sep 2009 20:50:51 EST Startin over.... I have recently decided to take care of this weight AGAIN once and for all. After losing almost 30lbs last year I fell into my bad habits all over again. I have attempted to start this again several times over and over in the last two months and cant seem to get motivated. Today after a conversation with a good friend, Im tired of complaining and want to start doing. Where do I start? I have gutted my kitchen of all snacks so as not to tempt me and just came back from a 1 mile walk that I nee... Mon, 7 Sep 2009 14:56:12 EST New to Bootylicious s/Curvaceous bodies My name is Danielle been overweight pretty much my whole life; really blew up after having my daughter, just not taking care of myself and thinking I'll loose it when I decide to try! My daughter is 6 years old,I still have not done nothing and just keep getting bigger!Yea, loose it when I'm ready,RIGHT!! <BR> Anyhow now it's time no more excuses,No more feeling sorry for myself,TIMES UP need to get healthy and live the life I'm suppose to .I know I have a Looooong way no go and it doesnt he... Fri, 4 Sep 2009 12:17:59 EST New Here I have always been large, pretty, and curvy. I have gone from curvy to obese. I want to look good again. My starting weight here is 269. I look forward to challenges. Fri, 4 Sep 2009 07:57:24 EST I was on a Spark Break but I 'm back!!! This group has gotten SOOO BIG!!!!!!!!! I miss you all come visit my page leave me love and blogs have some info on what has happened in my life and I will write a more detailed one soon to update you all but I am back for real! Tue, 1 Sep 2009 16:03:25 EST NEED HELP My name is Rhonda and I've been overweight now for the past 15 yrs. I swear it seems as if I tried everything, but nothing helped. I can lose the weight but can't seem to keep it off. Since I've been 20 my lowest weight has been 225 and I was so proud of myself but as usual after awhile I still put it all back on and them some. I would appreciate all who can and willing to help me I really do need help and support from others. It's so good to know I"m not the only one struggling with this a... Sat, 29 Aug 2009 17:00:15 EST Dime Curves Pills Has anyone tried these dime curve pills. I saw a posting thread about it on a hair care site and just wanted to get some feedback. I don't know if its something I would do. I find it intriguing though <BR> Hmmmm <BR> <BR> Thu, 27 Aug 2009 16:30:16 EST The I want Challenge, End Results! Hello Team, <BR> <BR> Post your Results here, I hope most of us achieved what we wanted from this challenge! <BR> <em>208</em> <em>104</em> Wed, 26 Aug 2009 15:42:07 EST The I want challenge, Week 16! Hello Team, <BR> <BR> Our final Challenge for this Round is: <BR> <BR> wednesday: Do your Favorite workout routine! <BR> <BR> Thursday: Burn more than 1,000 Calories! <BR> <BR> Friday: Do Something Kind for someone! <BR> <BR> Saturday: Break out the weights and Do some Strength Training! <BR> <BR> Sunday: Do 120 min's or more of your workout routine! <BR> <BR> Monday: Do Something Fun and Active Outdoors! <BR> <BR> Tuesday: Rest- Post your challenge End results! <BR> <BR> Have a Good... Wed, 26 Aug 2009 15:34:22 EST How can i get bigger hips and glutes Since im already thick (muscle) on the hips and legs. As a lose weight, if i keep working these area much more will it remain thick or it will downsize anyway? and i also wanna know about using weight and the speed that i have to use to make it grew! Sat, 22 Aug 2009 11:34:41 EST Hello Hello everyone, <BR> I have been on here for about a month now and I haven't formerly introduced myself. My name is Falethia, people call me "Fee" for short. I have been enjoying all this motivation that this team and the site has been giving off. When I feel like I am in a swamp, all I have to do is get on SP and I'm back motivated! I really love this team because its women (Divas) just like me, making a change in their life. Keep the inspiration coming! I love it. <BR> <em>247</em> <BR>... Thu, 20 Aug 2009 10:17:18 EST The I want challenge, Week 15! Hello Team, <BR> <BR> This week Challenge: <BR> <BR> Wednesday: Do 1,000 Steps (you can complete this on your wii, stepper, or climber! <em>206</em> <BR> <BR> Thursday: Burn 900 calories or more Today! <BR> <BR> Friday: Complete 120 min's or more of Exercises! <BR> <BR> Saturday: Run or walk 6 miles <BR> <BR> Sunday: 20 minutes of squat punches. <BR> Sink into a deep squat and then punch, punch, punch. It works your upper body and your lower body. For a deeper burn go up and down ever... Wed, 19 Aug 2009 14:35:21 EST WEIGHT VS SIZE VS MEASUREMENTS So, I have a question.... Currently I am at 171 while I was traveling over the summer I gained a couple of pounds but my inches went down on my legs and my arms. I had set my goal at 135 because to be honest when I was 135 I loved how I looked in clothes and that I could about wear anything that I wanted yet lately I am realizing that 135 is not the same 135 for me. I did not work out that much before I had my son so I am thinking the 135 was just that 135 no muscle and alot of butt (at th... Fri, 14 Aug 2009 13:55:59 EST Hi i'm new I found this team while looking at another person's blog site. I want to celebrate my curves while getting healthy & fit. Wed, 12 Aug 2009 21:50:18 EST Newbie just saying hi. I would just like to introduce myself and say hi to the team Wed, 12 Aug 2009 15:08:21 EST The I Want Challenge, Week 14! Hello Ladies, <BR> <BR> This week were going to work our abs and Core: <BR> Do 10 Sets of 10, More if you can! <BR> <BR> Wednesday-Standing Side Bend with Towel <BR> <link><BR>ises.asp?ID=131 </link> <BR> <BR> Thursday-Bicycle Crunches <BR> <link><BR>ises.asp?ID=12 </link> <BR> <BR> Friday-Reverse Crunch with Ball <BR> <link><BR>ises.asp?ID=176 </link> <BR> <BR> Saturda... Tue, 11 Aug 2009 23:47:55 EST DAILY DIVA MOTIVATION & GENERAL CHAT!!! Happy Tuesday Beautiful Diva’s!!! <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> So it’s a New day & today was not promised to any of us but here we are alive & on Spark! So I ask you to be thankful for this day b/c someone who thought they were going to have plans for today, did not have the blessing of being here with us. So I ask you “HOW WILL YOU MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR DAY?” Think Positive today because after all we BECOME WHAT WE THINK WE ARE!!! <BR> <BR> So I know that I am a Sexy, Hot & Fierce... Tue, 11 Aug 2009 12:00:43 EST I'm new too! Was looking at one of your members website and she was a part of your group. I want a bootylicious/curvaceous body, so I want to join your group to achieve this. Looking forward to learning more! Tue, 11 Aug 2009 04:04:02 EST How to keep it tight? ?Excercise question help Hey ladies: <BR> As much as I want to loose this weight, what I dont want to loose is my hips, and butt. Tone and firm my hips yes, but I am thinking video vixen <BR> <BR> So what kinds of exercises can I do to minimize my waist? <BR> <BR> I already have a high booty I just want to make it bigger and firmer. <BR> Same with my thighs <BR> <BR> Currently I am doing 45 minutes of cardio 6 times a week. Mostly treadmill if I am not walking outside or riding my bike outside. <BR> Do you guys... Sat, 8 Aug 2009 13:14:41 EST curves if you had them b4 weight gain, will they reappear after weight loss? <BR> <BR> <BR> I am speaking of the bootay Thu, 6 Aug 2009 11:44:12 EST The I Want That Challenge, Week 13! Hello Ladies, <BR> <BR> It's time to break out those weights, we need to work on our upper body. Do at least 10 sets of 12 reps for each day. <BR> <BR> Wednesday: Alternating Dumbbell Biceps Curls <BR> <link><BR>ises.asp?ID=69 </link> <BR> <BR> Thursday: Dumbbell Chest Press <BR> <link><BR>ises.asp?ID=71 </link> <BR> <BR> Friday: Wall Sit with Lateral Dumbbell Raises <BR> <link> Tue, 4 Aug 2009 19:13:27 EST HI New to this I'm a yo yo to dieter that went from 158 to 264 in 2 years... and I didn't realize how much I gained til I seen a picture of myself <em>40</em> .. <em>39</em> ... <em>46</em> ... <em>234</em> all of these emotions hit me at once. I have to do this. Sat, 1 Aug 2009 10:14:12 EST I'm new to SP and this team... I am so excited about a new and healthier me! I'm also amazed at all the love and support I've been shown on SP. I encourage you all to be the best you can be. Good luck on your mission! Go Team! Thu, 30 Jul 2009 10:48:31 EST Enjoying.... ............ Is everyone enjoying the summer? If yes....what are you doing to enjoy it? if not....why aren't you? Wed, 29 Jul 2009 11:21:42 EST i'm a new cat on the scene! My name is Joyce but most of my friends call me Juice. I recently turned 25 and my goal is to get with friends that are after the same goal as me to help motivate me when this road gets rough! I recently made a commitment to myself to get better for ME. This is no longer about the men who might stare or the women who might snare I am out to make the best of this body I was blessed with so I am so glad there are other BBQ's out here striving for success. I love ya'll already! Peace~ J/FF <BR> Wed, 29 Jul 2009 09:54:22 EST Ann2010 says Hello Hello I'm so excited about the group support,for one another through sparkteam,. Please Communicate it motivates please dont procrastinate. My Blog is Ann2010-My thinking is I can and you can.I'm new and your right losing weight can bring out the best parts,in a women.Whats in the middle that counts is my new Blog.Ann2010 Tue, 28 Jul 2009 18:22:43 EST The I want Challenge, Week 12! Hi Ladies, This week were doing lower, upper & core exercises 3 days this week & the other days cardio. Do 4 sets of 12 of the lower, upper & core exercises. Hope you enjoy & have a good week. <BR> <BR> <BR> Wednesday: 40 minutes of cardio of your choice <BR> <BR> Thursday: Dumbbell Hammer Curls- <link><BR>es.asp?exercise=183 </link> <BR> <BR> Squats with band- <link><BR>es.asp?exercise=248 </... Tue, 28 Jul 2009 11:49:36 EST A New Direction Hello my Bootlicious Sisters...I have just ordered the Turbor Jam Collection. I am hoping that this will be the workout for me. I have heard great things about this workout and I had to try it for myself. I can't wait. <BR> <BR> When we fall we have to learn to get back up. I am learning how to get up. One disappointment after another but we cannot stop. I think that each and every one of us has to find what works for us when it comes to diet and weight lose. I believe that because we are a... Fri, 24 Jul 2009 14:23:45 EST Where is everyone from? Born in Trinidad. Reside in Baltimore City. Thu, 23 Jul 2009 11:35:15 EST The I want Challenge, Week 11! Hello Ladies, <BR> <BR> This week were going to work the lower body, Do 6 sets of 12 for each exercise. Up to you to decide how much weights you want to use. Have a Good week ladies! <BR> <BR> Wednesday:Pendulum <BR> <link><BR>ises.asp?ID=144 </link> <BR> <BR> Thursday:Side-Planks <BR> <link><BR>ises.asp?ID=146 </link> <BR> <BR> Friday:Dumbbell Squats <BR> <link><BR>ises.asp?I... Wed, 22 Jul 2009 10:13:14 EST Motivation Lost/ Trying to Find My Way <em>39</em> I have lost my motivation.One day I'm up and the next I'm down. I can workout so hard and be faithful for a couple of weeks and if I see my weight go up instead of down, I lose all my desire to workout. It takes alot for a person to get up an hour early each morning. And now that I am attending night classes, it is really hard. <BR> <BR> I look at myself and wonder what happened to those MAD Curves that I use to possess. Before there was Apple Bottom, I had one. I cannot seem t... Fri, 17 Jul 2009 15:11:48 EST The I Want Challenge, Week 10! Hello Team, <BR> <BR> This week Challenge: <BR> <BR> Wednesday: Do 1,000 Steps (you can complete this on your wii, stepper, or climber! <BR> <BR> Thursday: Burn 900 calories or more Today! <BR> <BR> Friday: Complete 120 min's or more of Exercises! <BR> <BR> Saturday: Run or walk 6 miles <BR> <BR> Sunday: 40 minutes of squat punches. <BR> Sink into a deep squat and then punch, punch, punch. It works your upper body and your lower body. For a deeper burn go up and down every 5 pun... Wed, 15 Jul 2009 12:10:32 EST Scenario Back in high school there was a guy who had a crush on you.Never got into anything.Years later now you are married he re-surfaces in your life.Strange meetings,dreams always running into the guy seems to be the order.Now you realize that you can't get him off your mind,maybe you are falling for this guy.What would you do?Also would you tell your husband about this strange thing that has been happening? Thu, 9 Jul 2009 20:12:43 EST Yes, Yes, Yes The more I explore the SP site the more exciting it can be. <BR> Hello everyone I'm new on the Bootylicious/Curvaceous Bodies SparkTeam looking forward to give and receiving all the motivation that can be delivered. Thu, 9 Jul 2009 16:27:13 EST Hola Chickas I am so inspired by all of you today! I just want you to know that for someone like myself that has always been heavy, having a place where curves are embraced is so refreshing. Yeah! I am so excited to be here and meet you all. <em>247</em> <BR> <BR> What sort of workouts do you do? I did a 5k in May - it almost killed me but I finished it. Next May I will do it again but hope to shave 20 minutes off of my time. To "train", I have joined a group at SP called Couch to 5K and have le... Wed, 8 Jul 2009 13:16:39 EST The I want Challenge, Week 9 ! Hello Team, <BR> <BR> This Week challenge: <BR> <BR> Wednesday: Do 60 min's of an outdoor Exercise. <BR> <BR> Thursday: Do 6 Sets of 10-Calf Raises with Chair <BR> <link><BR>ises.asp?ID=123 </link> and Run or walk 4 miles! <BR> <BR> Friday: Do 5 Sets of 10-Dumbbell Lateral Raises <BR> <link><BR>ises.asp?ID=74 </link> and 45 Min's Dancing! <BR> <BR> Saturday: Do 4 Sets of 12- Bridge-Ups <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople... Wed, 8 Jul 2009 12:43:51 EST Yeah! I found you!! I found you! A team that recognizes curves are beautiful and sexy!!! YEAH!!!! Tue, 7 Jul 2009 10:36:30 EST New Girl in Town... Hi all! I can't believe I actually found a team like this on here...=) I have always had curves no matter how small or big I have been. When I lose my weight I sure hope they don't go anywhere. They say my healthy weight is 120..I don't think so! I want my 145/150! I love my curves...and it's good to know there are other people out there that do too! =) Good luck to everyone Fri, 3 Jul 2009 21:12:23 EST Week 8 challenge is posted! I wanted everyone to know that this week's challenge is posted under the "Challenge" thread I just don't know how to make it a sticky topic or move it to the top. <BR> <BR> Hope everyone participates and enjoys the week. Wed, 1 Jul 2009 12:20:45 EST The I Want Challenge, Week 8 If your summer is starting out crazy, like mine has been so far, then I know we need to work on full body workouts. Each day I want us to do a different exercise for each section of our body. (Make sure you stretch your muscles each day) <BR> <BR> Complete 3 sets of 15 of each exercise: <BR> <BR> WEDNESDAY <BR> Upper Body: Tricep Dips with Straight Legs <BR> <link><BR>es.asp?exercise=125 </link> <BR> <BR> Core: Elbow to Knee Crunch <BR> <link> Wed, 1 Jul 2009 08:58:58 EST Weight Loss Ticker Is anyone else having problems with their ticker? Mine won't change even though I am putting my current weight in, it remains the same on my ticker. Just wondering if I am the only one with a broke ticker........ Thu, 25 Jun 2009 08:38:57 EST The I Want Challenge, Week 7 Hello Ladies! <BR> <BR> Complete 3 sets of 12 reps on all strength building exercises, except core exercises. <BR> <BR> Complete 3 sets of reps done to failure on all core exercises. "Done to failure" means to keep doing reps until you can't do any more. <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> Let's get this <em>236</em> started! <BR> <BR> Wednesday: Lower Body + Core <BR> <BR> 10 minute Warm-up: Your choice <BR> <BR> Calf Rocking with Dumbbells <BR> <link> Tue, 23 Jun 2009 11:50:45 EST HAPPY FATHERS DAY TO BOTH....... JUST WANTED TO SAY HAPPY FATHERS DAY TO ALL THE GUYS AND TO THE LADIES WHO HAVE TO HOLD DOWN BOTH TITLES! HOPE THAT YOU ENJOY YOUR DAY TO THE FULLEST! Sun, 21 Jun 2009 12:37:58 EST Newbie Hi everyone. <BR> I was just flicking through read a few posts and just had to join. Sat, 20 Jun 2009 05:40:54 EST The I Want Challenge, Week 6 Hello Ladies, <BR> <BR> It's my week and it's that time to work the core: <BR> <BR> Wednesday: Pendulum - 3 sets of 12 <BR> <link><BR>ises.asp?ID=144 </link> <BR> And Run or Walk 3 miles today! <BR> <BR> Thursday: Bridge-Ups- 3 sets of 12 <BR> <link><BR>ises.asp?ID=138 </link> <BR> Go to at least 3 of your team members page and leave words of encouragement! <BR> <BR> Friday: Hip Flexor & Extension- 4 sets of 12 ... Tue, 16 Jun 2009 23:36:39 EST Im new! Hi ladies! Im new to the group and I wanted to introduce myself. My name is Meka and im from New Orleans. My goal is to lost 50 pounds or more by December, which is my b'day month and so far i'm on the right track! I looking forward to Sparking with you all and good look to everyone! <BR> <BR> Wed, 10 Jun 2009 13:14:07 EST I WANT THAT CHALLENGE WEEK 5 <em>243</em> <BR> <BR> It is my week and ladies we are going to work everything, because I am kicking it up a gear so are you. We will do cardio and the core 5 times this week while adding in upper body 2 of those days and lower body 2 times a week. <BR> <BR> Wednesday: Day 1 <BR> <BR> 20 mins of cardio (any kind) <BR> <BR> Set 1: <BR> Crunch with Twist: 10 <BR> Single Leg Raises : 10 <BR> Reverse Crunches : 10 <BR> Bridges : 10 <BR> Lying Abductors: 10 <BR> Lying Abductors: 10 <BR... Wed, 10 Jun 2009 06:00:41 EST Just the New Girl Hi I am here to learn and get help to lose weight. But I don't wanna be a stick. I feel my healthiest weight would be 175 and I need to lose 100 lbs. Please help me Wed, 10 Jun 2009 00:33:35 EST I'm new I am 27 years old and I love this team. I'm a curvy woman and I love my curves. I just need to tone up. I have 3 kids and i think I look good but I also think I can look better. Sun, 7 Jun 2009 15:03:06 EST IM NEW HERE TOO Hey I seen Jfost and said well hey I need to see what team she representing. Well I have joined the gang and will be putting in work. <BR> <BR> lets have a great time ladies. Fri, 5 Jun 2009 16:42:46 EST New here Hello everyone. My name is Melissa & my goal is to loose 160 lbs. I'm glad I found this team & wish everyone good luck on their weight loss journey. Fri, 5 Jun 2009 00:55:28 EST New To You Hello everyone. I am new to the team, but not to SP. My name is Veronica and I am "fat". I have been this way for about 16 years now and I am sick and tired of being this way. I have tried several options and I find that all the tools I need are very attainable. My number one tool is SP. I have so much support from SP. I WILL NOT trade this site for another one. I currently weigh 305.8 lbs. I joined a new challenge on Monday, so I am hoping to have lost at least 2 lbs, but if not, I want bea... Thu, 4 Jun 2009 20:40:47 EST The I WANT that Challenge - Week 4 Hello, <BR> Bootylicious/ Curvaceous Bodies Team <BR> <BR> This week challenge we are going to work on our lower body!! I have too much junk in my truck. My thighs can make a fire because they rub!! <BR> We want that booty to be toned and “bootyiful”!!! <BR> <BR> Wednesday Squats!!! Sets of 10 (5) times per day = 50 <BR><BR>cises.asp?exercise=160 <BR> <BR> Challenge yourself to a minimum of 100, if you can do more great. <BR> <BR> Thursday: ... Tue, 2 Jun 2009 08:12:57 EST New Member! Hi everyone! My name is Kim. I am 30 years old from South Carolina. I am married with one son(20 months). I'm joining this team because while I'm working out and losing weight, I would like to keep the curves I have and make my body more curvy! I'm so tired of society wanting us to be below an average weight/size/shape. I just want to be happy and satisfied with my body shape/type. I look forward to meeting others and sharing diet/exercise tips. Please feel free to leave a comment or send a... Sun, 31 May 2009 12:21:38 EST Pumping Iron 2 Get Fit.... Hello Hello ladies, <BR> <BR> I just joined Spark yesterday and came across this board today. My name is Brandi and I'm 33yrs old from Bklyn, NY... I am currently a stay-at-home-mom to my little man who is turning 10 tomorrow. I've been on a healthier lifestyle change since February 14, 2009 and have lost 14lbs so far but have around 50lbs more to go. I have a big booty along with the hips and thighs. Sometimes I'm mistaken for a Hispanic girl (which is fine) but I'm 100% white. I love my curv... Wed, 27 May 2009 14:25:11 EST Hi My name is Teri Lynn and I had surgery back on Jan 27/09 for a form of weight loss surgery. I did it for medical problems and I don't think everyone should have it done. I took years of reading on all the types before I had my surgery done. I want to keep all my curves and my regain my ass that I have now lost (I'm now basically sitting on a bony ass now) *crys for my lost ass* Wed, 27 May 2009 12:31:36 EST The I WANT that Challenge - Week 3 Hello, Hello…. <BR> 1st we worked on tightening and toning our arms, then we moved onto getting our legs sexy and stiletto ready. As we move along on this journey to better health – it’s time to give some attention to our MENTAL health. <BR> Pick 3 habits that you’ve been having trouble with, ie drinking water, having a morning workout etc. and for the next week do your best to make them stick. Please share the habits that you’ll be working on and give yourself a point for each day that you g... Tue, 26 May 2009 19:37:59 EST Sparks Appreciation Week !! Hello Spark buddies ! <em>410</em> This week is going to be dedicated to Sparks...It's Spark's appreciation week !! <em>410</em> I will be expressing my appreciation to Sparks & there whole staff for all there hard work & dedication & for believing in us all ! <em>220</em> When I first started Sparks , I was like....this is not going to work but once I got to know how to navigate through the site & started meeting great new team mates & team leaders , I realized the Spark was there an... Mon, 25 May 2009 13:17:21 EST Co ed vs Same sex gym My Lucille Roberts membership is about to expire and I'm considering other gyms. I was just curious which one do you ladies perfer, same sex gyms or co ed? Does it even matter? Thu, 21 May 2009 13:30:58 EST How do you feel? How do you feel about your weight, since summer will be here in a couple of weeks? With all the party's cookouts,family reunions ect. Wed, 20 May 2009 18:30:25 EST The I Want That Challenge - Week 2 Okay peeps. I don't know about you, but I LOVE wearing stilettos. With wearing stilettos, comes a sexy pair of legs. SO, you got it, we're working our lower bodies this week. Glutes, thighs, & calves. <BR> <BR> LET'S GO!!!!! <BR> <BR> 5/20 - Bridges; 5 sets of 12; Bonus - add 2 more sets <BR> <link><BR>es.asp?exercise=153 </link> <BR> <BR> 5/21 - Lying Adduction; 6 sets of 10; Bonus - add 3 more sets <BR> <link> Wed, 20 May 2009 06:51:12 EST Hey All I'm new! (Duh). This group seemed like it was just screaming me because I'm trying to slim down while keeping my booty and some of my thighs (I like them thick but I can do without them rubbing together). I just wanted to say hi and congratulate all you ladies for taking the steps to becoming new and healthier women. Keep up the great work! <BR> <BR> -Claudette <em>30</em> Thu, 14 May 2009 19:36:19 EST The I Want Challenge - Week 1 Challenges! One of my problem areas is my arms. I want really toned and sexy arms. With summer just around the corner (translation = lots of tank tops and sleeveless shirts) I wanted to start off this challenge with lots of upper body work. <BR> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> Wednesday - Tricep Dips <BR> <link><BR>es.asp?exercise=124 </link> <BR> Challenge yourself to do as many as you can in sets of 25. <BR> <BR> Thursday - Push-ups <BR> <link> Tue, 12 May 2009 21:40:26 EST The I Want Challenge ,Weekly Team Leaders! Hello Team, <BR> <BR> Like I explained in the Main Challenge forum, I will need your help to host weekly challenges so it's just not my input but the teams input. There is no I in team and all your opinions are valued on this Team! Please Pick a Week you want to Host! <BR> <BR> Week 1 5/13/09= TNDIXON76 <BR> Week 2 5/20/09= FABULOUSBBW <BR> Week 3 5/27/09= 2BABETTERME!! <BR> Week 4 6/3/09= JFOST003 <BR> Week 5 6/10/09= POETICGOLD <BR> Week 6 6/17/09= KITTYTOY <BR> Week 7 6/24/09= PRECIOUS1... Mon, 11 May 2009 18:34:11 EST The I want Challenge- Beginning Stats Sign Up! Hello Ladies, <BR> <BR> The I Want Challenge will work Like this: <BR> You Have 16 weeks/ 4 months To set and meet a I want Goal! <BR> ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*<BR>~*~*~*~*~ <BR> <BR> You goal may be I want to lose 15 pounds by July or maybe even your birthday if it's within these 16 weeks. Each week one of you will post the challenges for the week. I know we all do different routines and what your doing could benefit all of us on the Team. Depending on How Many people sign u... Mon, 11 May 2009 10:47:50 EST New here! Hey everyone, my name is Laura and I'm new here. <BR> I want to lose weight but still keep my curves (especially my booty! lol) so I really appreciated this group. <em>249</em> Sun, 10 May 2009 16:31:30 EST Looking for GILFs for my team Hello Lovely Ladies! <BR> I started a SPARKTeam for younger grandmas and I'm kinda surprised I haven't had any members. I started the team because although I AM a grandma, I'm kind of a young grandma & feel like a kid myself. I looked into some of the other grandma teams & they just weren't me. That's why I created one. I asked the Spark team for team leaders what I could do & they suggested posting about it. I am. <BR> If you are a grandma, please check out my team. It's not ... Sat, 9 May 2009 21:00:42 EST 12 Week Challenge of Progress, End Results! Hello Team, <BR> <BR> Post your End Results Here, I will have a winner by Monday Night so everyone have the time to post! <em>205</em> Sat, 9 May 2009 19:13:51 EST M.I.A. Hey everyone it is me Cupcake_Baby, I changed my name because I don't want to associate myself with food anymore. I have been gone because I have been struggling with depression and I just couldn't seem to find my way back to where I was. I wasn't motivated and the more weight I gained, the worse I felt. I think I am ok now. I know that I can only take one day at a time and make every moment of that day count. I realized that I was handling my struggles with weight loss the wrong way. I join... Thu, 7 May 2009 14:07:04 EST 15 lbs by july 8th Hi all my birthday is July 8th, exactly 9 weeks from today. My goal is to lose 15 lbs by then. Anyone want to join me? Wed, 6 May 2009 13:42:53 EST 12 Week Challenge of Progress, Week 12 Challenge Hello Team, <BR> <BR> Our final Challenge for this Round is: <BR> <BR> Monday: Do your Favorite workout routine! <BR> <BR> Tuesday: Burn more than 1,000 Calories! <BR> <BR> Wednesday: Do Something Kind for someone! <BR> <BR> Thursday: Break out the weights and Do some Strength Training! <BR> <BR> Friday: Do 120 min's or more of your workout routine! <BR> <BR> Saturday: Do Something Fun and Active Outdoors! <BR> <BR> Sunday: Rest- Post your challenge End results! <BR> <BR> Have a Good... Sun, 3 May 2009 22:26:51 EST New Here Hello Divas! <BR> <BR> I am a newbie here. I am currently at 218 and my goal is to keep going until I feel good. No specific number, just until I feel happy, and accomplished and good about my self. <BR> <BR> Good luck to you all and any tips are welcome Sun, 3 May 2009 13:44:17 EST ? Can somebody please tell me how in the world, on the spark leader broad how are people getting hundreds of points everyday 600 in two day! I just want to know. Sat, 2 May 2009 14:32:02 EST Beauty regimen while working out Hey ladies, <BR> <BR> I have started working out again and Im trying to stay motivated despite that my hair looks like a hot mess. Im currently wearing a weave in my hair but hoping to go natural in the next weeks. How do you keep your hair look spiffy? And also since I sweat alot Im noticing my skin getting blotchy and dry. Anyone else with this problem? <BR> Mon, 27 Apr 2009 14:00:45 EST 12 Week Challenge of Progress, Week 11 Challenge Hello Team, <BR> <BR> This week Challenge: <BR> <BR> Monday: Do 1,000 Steps (you can complete this on your wii, stepper, or climber! <em>206</em> <BR> <BR> Tuesday: Burn 900 calories or more Today! <BR> <BR> Wednesday: Complete 120 min's or more of Exercises! <BR> <BR> Thursday: Run or walk 6 miles <BR> <BR> Friday: 20 minutes of squat punches. <BR> Sink into a deep squat and then punch, punch, punch. It works your upper body and your lower body. For a deeper burn go up and down every... Mon, 27 Apr 2009 00:09:26 EST Back Fat ! Hello ladies! <BR> <BR> Does anyone know any exercises that specifically target "Back Fat"?? You know those rolls that hide under the back of your bra lol <em>198</em> . I have two that I just cant seem to get ride of. The stomach is flattening, but the back fat is soooo stubborn...HELP! <em>24</em> Sun, 26 Apr 2009 20:44:28 EST What are you most thankful for today? Ladies I wanted to start this thread for us to be able to read something that is in encouraging on the days we feel like muck. <BR> <BR> <BR> Today I am most thankful for God's love and grace that sustains me. Even though I've gained this weight he has not allowed me to have any ailments or illness that usually comes along with weight gain. Sun, 26 Apr 2009 10:29:49 EST hey everybody! hey everyone how is the progress coming along. great i hope. just pray that everyone is doing awesome keep up the great work. i wanna give a big shout out to PHATCHICK HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! i pray that you have many more BLESSED birthdays. Fri, 24 Apr 2009 10:32:21 EST Cramps while exercising Hello ladies :D <BR> I get side cramps while working out, they are just under my lower ribs. They start about 15 mins after I start working out. I usually try and give my work out my all, so I am going hard at it. I was wondering if the cramps were a result of not drinking enough water possibly before working out? Thanks :). Fri, 24 Apr 2009 02:17:48 EST what is the new challenge for this week? hey what's the new challenge for the week? does anyone know please do tell. Thu, 23 Apr 2009 15:14:56 EST how can i keep up to date with the new challenges hey everybody was wanting to know how can i keep up to date with the new challenges so i know when they start so i can join them? GOD BLESS, Thu, 23 Apr 2009 15:12:31 EST Treadmill question... I just exercising again after a few months of throwing pity parties... I joined the local YMCA and do 40 minutes on the treadmill at 3.6mph and a 5 incline.. Im trying to work my way up.. What is everyone else'speed? Wed, 22 Apr 2009 22:55:36 EST Any follow Dr. Ian Smith? My co-worker just lent me his 4 day diet book which initially I thought was going to be some fast gimmick book but the book gives you alot of insight on emotional eating, craving control, self esteem etc. Has anyone joined the 50 milliion weight loss challenge or even been successful with his tips? Wed, 22 Apr 2009 22:52:40 EST Neoprene Waist Slimmers I see everyone in the gym with these things on. I've heard that they are great back support. That alone would be good, but does it actually slim? Wed, 22 Apr 2009 16:56:02 EST 12 Week Challenge of Progress, Week 10 Challenge Hello Team, <BR> <BR> This Week challenge: <BR> <BR> Monday: Do 60 min's of an outdoor Exercise. <BR> <BR> Tuesday: Do 6 Sets of 10-Calf Raises with Chair <BR> <link><BR>ises.asp?ID=123 </link> <BR> <BR> Wednesday: Do 5 Sets of 10-Dumbbell Lateral Raises <BR> <link><BR>ises.asp?ID=74 </link> <BR> <BR> Thursday: Do 4 Sets of 12- Bridge-Ups <BR> <link><BR>ises.asp?ID=138 </link... Sun, 19 Apr 2009 22:05:08 EST 12 Week Challenge of Progress, Week 9 Challenge Hello Team, <BR> <BR> This weeks challenge is not only about working out! <BR> <BR> Monday: 90 Min's of Strength training <BR> <BR> Tuesday: Do a workout you haven't done in a while or you bought and it's still collecting <BR> <BR> Wednesday: 90 min's of Cardio <BR> <BR> Thursday: go to at least 4 of your Team mates pages and show them some team support. <BR> <BR> Friday: Run or Walk 6 miles <BR> <BR> Saturday: Do 200 Crunches and 200 wall push ups! <BR> <BR> Sunday: Make a... Sun, 12 Apr 2009 23:16:54 EST Hi Hi everyone, just joined this team and it seams real, active and a lot of fun! Fri, 10 Apr 2009 13:08:47 EST Suggestions! Help! Hi All, <BR> <BR> As some of you know I do spoken word entertainment (yeah I know a lot of you have no idea what that is --poetry, music,song, dance, etc... buy anywhooos)next for the first time in a long time I am doing a photo shoot for promo pictures and upcoming CD cover (yes, I would love to wait till this summer where I am at the weight I would love but....a timeline is a timeline). <BR> <BR> This is what I want to do.... I currently weigh 186(as of this morning). I have 10 days be... Wed, 8 Apr 2009 20:33:07 EST I have a question for the ladies Has anyone tried the Dr Ian's Fat Smash Diet? I am looking at it and will be giving it try, so I just wanted more reviews. Tue, 7 Apr 2009 05:23:37 EST 12 Week Challenge of Progress, Week 8 Challenge Hello Team, <BR> <BR> This weeks Challenge is to do 7 sets of 12: <BR> <BR> Monday: Modified Side Plank <BR> <link><BR>ises.asp?ID=145 </link> <BR> <BR> Tuesday: One-Arm Side Pushups <BR> <link><BR>ises.asp?ID=139 </link> <BR> <BR> Wednesday: Dumbbell Squat with Calf Raise and Overhead Press <BR> <link><BR>ises.asp?ID=35 </link> <BR> <BR> Thursday: Kneeling Rollout with Ba... Mon, 6 Apr 2009 10:44:38 EST Newbie Hello Everyone! <BR> <BR> Im new to the site and still learning how to use it! Good luck to everyone on their weight loss journey! Sun, 5 Apr 2009 12:36:48 EST New Challenge starts when? I am not one to jump in the middle of a challenge so I was just curious when this chllenge ends and a new one starts. I can't wait. Sat, 4 Apr 2009 00:36:22 EST Walking tall Since lossing weight do you find your self walking just a little bit taller Fri, 3 Apr 2009 20:39:45 EST Exercising in sunny or windy weather? I prefer to exercise with the wind. I breath better and it's cooler. I don't like any sun shining because it make me feel hotter and uncomfortable. I workout better and more stronger when it's cooler and a little drizzle is welcomed. Thu, 2 Apr 2009 21:51:23 EST Music Lovers Calling all music lovers!!! <BR> <BR> My music library is desperate need of a recharge!! I am looking for some upbeat music that I can move to while I work on my curves. All suggestions are welcome!! <BR> Thu, 2 Apr 2009 10:52:03 EST HELLO Hello ladies, I'm kalondrus and I just stopped by to introduce myself to the team and to let you all know that I'm truly excited to be a part of Bootylicious/CurvaceousBodies! Thu, 2 Apr 2009 07:13:11 EST Let's Keep It Real... "Let's Light A Spark" <BR> <BR> " Hello to Everyone"....."Blessed Be the Name of The Lord, Is what I always say"....... I am posting The Love Letters from Unhealthy Foods for Women for you all to enjoy....I believe it will jump start you into making healthier choices in life no matter what those choices may be. May God Bless You as you go along on your journey......I hope that you enjoy the Letters.... and together we can "Light A Spark" God Bless You and Enjoy! Luyah <BR> <BR> The Love Let... Tue, 31 Mar 2009 20:20:50 EST Whats your two favorite gospel songs? My favorites are <BR> 1) Jesus is Love by The Commodores <BR> 2) Let it Rain by Paul Morton Tue, 31 Mar 2009 02:02:51 EST LOSING THE BOOTY IT SEEMS AS THOUGH THE MAJORITY OF MY WEIGHT LOSS IS COMING OFF MY BOTTOM HALF I WOULD MUCH RATHER IT COME FROM MY STOMACH BUT INSTEAD I'm LOSING MY BUTT AND THAT'S MY BEST ASSET Tue, 31 Mar 2009 01:14:28 EST My First Challenge! My 1st Challenge Im pumped! Mon, 30 Mar 2009 12:30:42 EST 12 Week Challenge of Progress, Week 7 Challenge! Hello Team, <BR> <BR> This Weeks Challenges: <BR> <BR> Monday: 300 Jumping Jacks <BR> Tuesdays: 300 Squats- any kind is fine <BR> Wednesday: 300 Push ups <BR> Thursday: 5 mile walk or Run <BR> Friday: 60 Min's of kickboxing-Turbo Jam/Taebo is fine! <BR> Saturday: 1hr of Dancing, Doesn't matter how you do it just get up and move your butt! <BR> Sunday: Rest Rest Rest! <BR> <BR> Have a Good Week Ladies! <em>247</em> Sun, 29 Mar 2009 23:40:14 EST L.A. face with an Oakland Utah! La La La Ladies! <BR> <BR> What a great, active Team! And I got some junk in the truck so I'll fit in just fine! I LOVE that my booty will stick out MORE when I get fit! Bada BANG!!! <BR> <BR> ALSO...a little commercial here. I started a new SparkTeam called Team GILF for any young & sexy grandmas out there. <BR> <BR> Check it out... <BR> <link><BR>ndividual.asp?gid=32071 </link> Sun, 29 Mar 2009 20:58:12 EST Hello to all I am new to the bootylicious team and I cant wait to get active. I hope that I can add to the teams momentum while drawing from its motivation.. So all I have to say is go team!!!!!! Thu, 26 Mar 2009 12:22:42 EST Getting rid of this baby flap Alright ladies, I am working out, lifting weights doing cardio 3 to 4 times a week. but I noticed that the stomach left from giving birth just seems like a flap of skin. I feel muscle in there, but is there a way to stretch that skin out? Thu, 26 Mar 2009 03:15:44 EST Hello my fellow Bootylicious/ Curvaceous Beauty's I am new to the team, but not spark people. This team seems really cool, and I like how the focus is not just on working out, but also other things that people deal with everyday, that effects this whole journey. I am trying to lose 20-25 lbs I wanna be cute this summer. Thu, 26 Mar 2009 03:10:33 EST I'm Back..... Hello to all! I just wanted to introduce myself! I was on Spark before and lost touch. I'm back now with a different attitude and have just completely changed my life...i'm tired of being big and all i can do is fix it. Glad to be hear! ~Smooches~ <em>212</em> Wed, 25 Mar 2009 13:26:51 EST Do you hold your stomach in?? Yes I hold my stomach in a lot during the day. Pretty soon it will stay in without me thinking of it. This is important for people who are trying to lose their jellybellies. Doing this will strenghten the abdominal muscles. One, two, three SUCK IT IN. Wed, 25 Mar 2009 01:17:36 EST Hey My Bootylicious s/Curvaceous Ladies I have some news for you Ladies I'm pregnant. I want to keep exercising...So, I will be here anyway. Tue, 24 Mar 2009 05:23:13 EST Traveling Ok the summer is coming up and I know I will be traveling, gotta go see fami and make sure everyone is doing ok. So what do you ladies do to keep everything going, like working out. Mon, 23 Mar 2009 05:29:10 EST 12 Week Challenge of Progress, Week 6 Challenge Hello Ladies, <BR> <BR> Were at the Mid-way point of our Challenge and it's Time to Work our Core: Do 7 Sets of 10 for each Exercises! <BR> <BR> Monday: Pendulum <BR> <link><BR>ises.asp?ID=144 </link> <BR> <BR> Tuesday: Bridge-Ups <BR> <link><BR>ises.asp?ID=138 </link> <BR> <BR> Wednesday: Side-Planks <BR> <link><BR>ises.asp?ID=146 </link> <BR> <BR> Thursday: Back Extensio... Mon, 23 Mar 2009 00:14:21 EST Never give up Hello ladies, I am new to this team and excited to get started (once again) on this weight loss battle. This time however I am determined to succeed. I haven't been over weight all my life, but around the age of 16 I started packing on the pounds due to depression. That started a cycle of emotional eating, in 2004-2005 I won that battle and lost 100 pounds! I was so happy and felt awesome, however sadly I have put back on all the weight I lost plus some. I began to eat emotionally again and I... Sat, 21 Mar 2009 18:20:47 EST Home: a Message from a Newbie I just wanted to introduce myself to a group i truly feel a part of. My name is Dionne. I have tried to form my life and body to other people's ideas for most of my life, and that ended the day I discovered SP. I have been here for about 2 years and with Weight watchers and SP i know my goals are within my reach. <BR> <BR> I am not listening to my Dr's weight loss suggestions, nor SP and WW for that matter, they all want me to weigh around 156 because of my height (5'8) To heck with that! I... Tue, 17 Mar 2009 21:02:08 EST New member from Ontario Canada Nice to meet you :) <BR> I joined spark in November 2007 and did well, then some difficulties came up in my life which caused me to not do so well but I am back at it and feeling great. <BR> I am looking forward to getting to know you all :) Mon, 16 Mar 2009 18:44:31 EST New Hello all! <BR> <BR> I've been on SP for about 3 to the group, though <BR> <BR> <em>20</em> Mon, 16 Mar 2009 18:28:58 EST 12 Week Challenge of Progress, Week 5 Challenge Hello Ladies, <BR> <BR> This week were going to work the lower body, Do 6 sets of 12 for each exercise. Up to you to decide how much weights you want to use. Have a Good week ladies! <BR> <BR> Monday:Forward Lunges with Dumbbells <BR> <link><BR>ises.asp?ID=162 </link> <BR> <BR> TuesDay:Bridges <BR> <link><BR>ises.asp?ID=153 </link> <BR> <BR> Wednesday:Dumbbell Squats <BR> <link> Mon, 16 Mar 2009 01:49:33 EST Chanel? D&G? Fendi? Gucci? Which one you want? Hi I'm Jessika, <BR> <BR> I don't really have a competitive spirit until I see girls around my weight joining after me, losing more or just as much weight as me. It lights a fire under my ass like no other!!! <BR> <BR> I am looking for Girls around my size, with the same goals in mind, to be the flyest girl out there!! <BR> <BR> I want to lose 31 lbs by May 27th and being 280 lbs that Is more than possible!! <BR> <BR> I love designer bags, so Join my Challenge Starting Sunday 3/15/200... Fri, 13 Mar 2009 17:59:29 EST Allow Me To Introduce Myself Hi All! New to this group. I must say I love my curves and I'm trying to figure out how to lose weight without losing my breasts, thighs, or the "bubble". So if anyone knows any good tricks pls share them with me....seriously. I'm happy to be part of a group of women that feel good about their curvaceous bodies. Fri, 13 Mar 2009 17:26:17 EST In need of motivation dust! Bootylicious ladies I am in desperate need of motivation! Just stepped on the scales and gained! I then jumped back on thinking 'Oh maybe its the old muscle is heavier than fat thing' but nope that is the same! I intentionally did not weigh myself for nearly 2 weeks to give my body time see some positive results and still nothing. I am following my nutritionist advice of 4 small meals during the day every 4 hours and including healthy snacks as 1 one of those (I take a bag of fruit in now) an... Fri, 13 Mar 2009 06:58:52 EST Curvy Newbie Hello Ladies, looking thru your pages has given me so much motivation.. Thu, 12 Mar 2009 10:52:32 EST Incoming Newbie Hi all. I just wanted to introduce myself and say how glad I am for the curvy support groups here on SP. I love having curves but its had to keep them incheck sometimes. Hopefully, the Bootylicious challenges will help me with that. Wed, 11 Mar 2009 09:16:40 EST New Member From Fort Worth TX!! Hey everyone I am new to Sparks in general and new to the team. I am hoping to lose 20 pounds by april 20. And continue on that track as much as possible. I have at least 80 pounds I would like to lose overall. My name is Tonaria/27!! Tue, 10 Mar 2009 10:35:54 EST 12 Week Challenge of Progress, Week 4 Challenge Hello Ladies, <BR> <BR> It's time to break out those weights, we need to build some much needed muscle. This week will be a break down of different exercise. Do at least 10 sets of 12 reps for each day. <BR> <BR> Monday: Alternating Dumbbell Biceps Curls <BR> <link><BR>ises.asp?ID=69 </link> <BR> <BR> Tuesday: Dumbbell Chest Press <BR> <link><BR>ises.asp?ID=71 </link> <BR> <BR> Wednesday: Wall Sit with Lateral... Sun, 8 Mar 2009 19:25:04 EST Has Someone's Weightloss Inspired U 2 Pick up Pace I was recently stuck, played with the same 3-4 pounds for about 5 weeks. I knew it wasn't really a plateau becuz I was not doing everything I could do to lose the weight, I would cheat more than I should and exercise started getting to be non-existent in my routine, so I had convinced myself oooh half a pound to 1 pound a week is slow but still I am losing. Then I watched someone join and start close to what I weighed when I recommitted myself and that were about to surpass me with less wee... Sun, 8 Mar 2009 13:48:06 EST New Member From Brooklyn, New york! <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> Hi All! My name is Robin. I am a recent college grad who is looking to shed a few pounds, while still maintaining my curves. I love being curvy and I don't ever want to get rid of it! I'm looking to lose about 15-20 pounds by June and 25 pounds overall. My will power has been inconsistent for too I hope joining sparkpeople can spark something in me..Losing the weight and changing eating habits will help me achieve great health as well as contribute to my dr... Sat, 7 Mar 2009 17:05:54 EST New From Charlotte NC Hello my name is Boniery and I've been a member of spark for some time. I keep leaving and coming back, but this time I'm going to try my hardest to stay and stay motivated. I'm ready to lose this weight and get all curvy again.. Right now I'm a big lump, but hopefully that will change. I'm tired of being lumpy and bumpy. So thanks for the great group, I look forward to sharing my successes and struggles with you all. Thu, 5 Mar 2009 15:13:41 EST What's something you love about yourself? I know we all can think of things we don't like about our bodies, but I think it's always a good idea to remind yourself of the things you DO like about yourself. <BR> <BR> So, a couple of things I like about myself: I really love that I can make people laugh easily, and I also love that I am very good at problem-solving. Those 2 qualities have helped me on MANY occasions! Mon, 2 Mar 2009 23:30:42 EST calorie deficit hey girls, i was hoping someone could help me out here. i know that i am way into numbers, but thats just me! <BR> <BR> does anyone know what the calorie deficit has to be to loose 1 pound? i know that the BMR is added to your cardio calories burned then you subtract the calories ate for the day. something like that???? does anyone know the numbers on this? i would like to know this as another motivation to actually work out lol Mon, 2 Mar 2009 19:55:36 EST New Member Alert!! :-) Hi Ladies~ <BR> My name is Carla, 30 something married mom of 3 and I am a new member of your team!! I am not new to Spark. I have been sparking since mid September and have lost 40 something lbs!! I have about 40 more to go. I know that my curves are here to stay, so I embrace them!! I just want to make them leaner and sexier for my hubby and myself!! :-) <BR> <BR> I look at me joining this team for "renewed" motivation and encouragement! I look forward to getting to know you all!! <BR> <B... Mon, 2 Mar 2009 10:49:11 EST WOW! you guys seem amazing Hi, my name is Jamie and I am a 27 year old mother of 3. I have been on spark a little more than 3 months now and have lost 40 pounds. I have found amazing people here and I have recently started feeling like a new person. I am learning to love myself. Although my body may not be perfect I know now that I am the one that is in control of my weight. <BR> <BR> I recently started searching out new teams and I have to say this looks to be one of the better ones I have found. I look forward to ge... Mon, 2 Mar 2009 03:54:28 EST 12 Week Challenge of Progress, Week 3 Challenge Hello Ladies, <BR> <BR> <BR> This week challenge is the 100 Crunches and more Challenge: <BR> <BR> We will start Monday off with 100 Crunches and you must increase it by 20 each day throughout Saturday. Good Luck Everyone! <BR> <em>402</em> <em>418</em> <em>405</em> <em>415</em> <em>402</em> <em>418</em> Sun, 1 Mar 2009 23:41:57 EST I'm a curvy newbie;) Just wanted to introduce myself! I'm glad there are others out there who understand the importance of women being CURVY!!:) Sun, 1 Mar 2009 13:43:18 EST Curvy newbie from the Carolinas Hello everyone out there. I look forward to the challenges this group has and everyone embrace your curves and learn to be healthy... Everyone have a good Sunday.. Roz <em>252</em> Sun, 1 Mar 2009 11:21:19 EST Hi Everyone ..Newbie here :) Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> I am one of the new girls to the block. I am looking forward to staying connected with so many fabulous ladies. I love my curves...I have finally come to embrace them. Oh the stories I could tell. To all my triple threats out there (beauty, brains, and booty) stay strong and you don't have to be a stick to be fly :) Sat, 28 Feb 2009 13:08:26 EST PMS..Tips for Survival Ok, just got off the scale, I know its that time of the month to retain water etc. I've been doing pretty well fighting the usual cravings, and low energy. BUT man it was so depressing seeing that extra 4 oz on the scale, I'm pretty sure its you have any tips for getting through this part of the month? <BR> <BR> <em>40</em> <em>39</em> Fri, 27 Feb 2009 08:31:12 EST What food do you guys normally crave for? Pasta and ice cream Fri, 27 Feb 2009 00:12:00 EST Curvy Newbie Hi everyone! <BR> WOW I was excited to find this group. Like you all I'm working on destroying the lumps and uncovering the once fabulous curves! Thu, 26 Feb 2009 17:38:57 EST Stretch marks... ..gross! OK ladies, <BR> <BR> I have only lost 11 pounds and they are starting to show already. YES, my arch enemy...stretch marks. I hate them. They look so bad. And my husband is starting to point them out too. <BR> <BR> For all your girls that have lost the BIG NUMBERS <em>9</em> , are you experiencing this? And if so, what are you using? HELP!! Thu, 26 Feb 2009 09:48:54 EST Hello From Illinois Hey Im Myisha! Looking for help and encouragement with my weight loss and weight management goals.. I just took the plunge about a week ago and so far im feeling great! Im looking forward to more changes and better health! Wed, 25 Feb 2009 16:46:07 EST Hello From Cleveland Ohio Hi my name is Nikki. I'm new to your team and look forward to all the uplifting motivation that I can find on team. Mon, 23 Feb 2009 09:39:02 EST 12 Week Challenge of Progress, Week 2 Challenge Hello Ladies, <BR> <BR> Well It's Time to work those strong legs of ours, So This weeks challenge is the Mile challenge. We will start Monday off With 1 mile and The Goal is to increase it by half a Mile each day through Saturday. <BR> <BR> <em>186</em> <em>182</em> <em>57</em> <em>231</em> <em>186</em> <em>182</em> <em>57</em> Sun, 22 Feb 2009 18:15:42 EST Challenge Wheewwww! Completed my first set of 100 pushups today! Sat, 21 Feb 2009 11:18:27 EST Thick and luv it but need to be fit with it Well ladies I'm short and thick, but a little to thick for my own good. I desire to be between 125-130pds because I wanna keep some of the thickness and not be rail thin. I hope to get the weight off and keep it off this time. I look forward to be encouraged and encouraging others. Sat, 21 Feb 2009 11:03:11 EST A New Size Ladies, please tell me how many pounds I should have to lose before I can get into another size. When I was 220 lbs. I was wearing a size 16 and now at 204 lbs. I am still wearing a size 16. What is up with that? <BR> <BR> What's a girl gotta do to get in a size 14. Am I missing something here. Fri, 20 Feb 2009 18:00:47 EST What do you compare the curve of your body too Just for fun ladies: <BR> <BR> I would have to say a coke bottle, lol. Fri, 20 Feb 2009 17:49:12 EST Feeling chopped and screwed Ladies I was just feeling a little chopped and screwed on Monday & Tuesday because I have to work so hard to get this weight off and sometimes it's like y me! Anyone feel me on this? <BR> <BR> Thu, 19 Feb 2009 19:28:43 EST All the single ladies: should he put a ring on it Just for fun Ladies about how long do you feel a man should wait to put a ring on it? Thu, 19 Feb 2009 19:04:52 EST Please explain!!!! Hey ladies, <BR> <BR> I have a question. I took last week off from excercising but still ate healthily. I got down to 143.8lbs. I noticed on Tuesday that I was starting to gain weight (Tuesday is one of my ST days). This is strange because I know I usually gain like 5lbs a week before my period, but it isn't due till at least the beginning of March. I wasn't worried, but I weighed myself again today and noticed that i gained like 3lbs. What is going on?! I know that muscle weighs more than f... Thu, 19 Feb 2009 15:55:32 EST HI Hello All, I've just started on SP and I am really excited about turning a new page and becoming a better me. I really want to round out my curves and minimize my middle. Hopefully I can gain tips to regain my hourglass shape. Wed, 18 Feb 2009 22:49:11 EST 12 Week Challenge of Progress, Week 1 Challenge Hello Ladies, <BR> <BR> were going to start this week off right. This Week Challenge will be the push up challenge. Now as I explained in the e-mail before you will be doing the same exercise everyday for a week but you have to increase how many reps you do each day. <BR> <BR> We will start the challenge off with 100 Pushups,it <BR> can be any push ups you want. Please Post your daily tally's in this Section. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>401</em> <em>401</em> <em>401</em> <em>401</em> <em>401<... Tue, 17 Feb 2009 00:45:05 EST Plateau: How do you get over the hump?? Help! I've been losing weight steadily since I started my weight loss mission on January 1st. I lost 20lbs within 5 weeks and was ecstatic! Even though most of it was water weight. I intake about 1250-1350 calories within 3 meals and 1 or 2 snacks a day and I drink a ton of water. <BR> <BR> I begin working out about 30-60 minutes everyday, and most recently I joined a gym and I've been to increase the workout to 60-90 minutes a day (cardio). I'm getting discouraged because the scale is not moving... Sat, 14 Feb 2009 14:10:20 EST Hi everyone!!! Newbie here! Hi everyone! Happy Valentines Day! <BR> I am happy to be here, I am ready to get this weight off and be sexy again.. it's been awhile since I felt good about the way I look. I want to also be a positive role model for my little girl who is going to be five in May. <BR> I am looking for a buddy! <BR> I can't wait to get to know you all! <BR> <BR> Nina =) Sat, 14 Feb 2009 10:35:52 EST Final stats for the V-DAY CHALLENGE my final weigh in 276 <BR> my final stats: <BR> <BR> Final Stats For V-Day Challenge <BR> <BR> Neck-14 ½ <BR> Chest - 44 <BR> Arms -15 ½ left and right <BR> Waist – 42 <BR> Hips – 53 <BR> Thighs – 31 ½ right and left <BR> Calves – 15 ½ right and left <BR> <BR> <BR> Here are my beginning stats: <BR> my start weight was 290 <BR> Hips-55 <BR> Waist-44 <BR> Thighs-right 33 /left32 <BR> Calves-left 18 1/2 right 19 <BR> Arms-left 18 1/2 right 16 <BR> <BR> Sat, 14 Feb 2009 10:09:24 EST 12 Week Challenge of Progress! Hello Team, <BR> <BR> Challenge starts 2/16/09: Please post your beginning <BR> stats in this section: <BR> <BR> <BR> Me: 223lbs- 35,28,43! Sat, 14 Feb 2009 03:27:31 EST New to team Hey everyone! I've actually been on sp for about 2 years. Had lost 20+ lbs the first time around. I hadn't logged in for about a year, and over the past couple months gained that 20 back! Looks like a fun, involved group. I look forward to getting to know everyone! Fri, 13 Feb 2009 20:09:47 EST Tami aka Ms. Stylez Hello everyone. My name is Tami and I am really into fashion and makeup. However I was depressed for the last 10 years of my life and gained 150 pounds. I don't even like to get dressed anymore because nothing fits. I'm down to rotating three pairs of fat pants a week. My weight has even gotten in the way of happiness. I decided to love myself enough to join and take back my health, my life, and kick low self esteem to the curb. Wish me luck. Fri, 13 Feb 2009 16:17:16 EST V- Day Challenge of Measure! Day 35 Activity Hello Team, <BR> <BR> Today's challenge is to do 3 sets of 15 for each exercises: <BR> (1)Close-Arm Wall Pushups <BR> <link><BR>ises.asp?ID=108 </link> <BR> (2)Dumbbell Hammer Curls <BR> <link><BR>ises.asp?ID=183 </link> <BR> (3)Wall Sit with Lateral Dumbbell Raises <BR> <link><BR>ises.asp?ID=52 </link> <BR> (4)Upright Dumbbell Rows <BR> <link> Fri, 13 Feb 2009 00:04:21 EST Daily Schedule and no fast food help... This is my daily schedule and I need help with trying to cut out fast food but I am on a constricted time frame till I get moved back to town in a few months. I need help trying to make healthy choices or to fit in a quick healthy meal without going out and eating at a fast food joint. Frozen dinners (weight watcher smartones or lean cuisine) get old after a bit. LOL!!! <BR> <BR> I am up usually around 0430-0515 every morning and I take my shower get my son up and ready and I have to be on ... Thu, 12 Feb 2009 10:51:20 EST V- Day Challenge of Measure! Day 34 Activity Hello Team, <BR> <BR> Today's Challenge is to Burn 950 Calories or more,I know your thinking that might be a lot but it really isn't. <BR> <BR> <em>216</em> <em>231</em> <em>206</em> <em>401</em> <em>416</em> <em>57</em> <em>237</em> <em>414</em> <BR> Have fun Today Ladies! Thu, 12 Feb 2009 00:07:07 EST I USED TO HAVE CURVES I'm tall, so 250 pounds, and a size 18 in jeans was great for me. I always have been thick, and in all the right places too. Now, I'm just FAT! Due to hypothyroidism, I have been gaining weight constantly over the last 2 years. I've finally found a plan that works for me. So far I've lost 11 pounds. But I want to do curving exercises as I go, so that I can at least come close the shape I used to have. If anyone has any suggestions I'm all ears. <em>15</em> Wed, 11 Feb 2009 23:52:40 EST New Member Intro Well I guess it's about time that I stop lurking and introduce myself. <BR> <BR> My name is Tracy and I am a 32 year old, married 12, mother of 2. I'm about 5'5" and the last time I got on the scale I was 200 lbs which isn't my all time high but still about 30 lbs heavier than my lowest weight in the last 9 years. I've tried a few diets but I haven't managed to stick to anything too long because I love to cook and even worse than that I love to EAT! <BR> <BR> In 2002 I was diagnosed with a ... Wed, 11 Feb 2009 14:08:49 EST Check out this website This link came from another message board group I'm on. Thought I'd share because it has good info on diet and fitness <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Wed, 11 Feb 2009 11:57:31 EST V- Day Challenge of Measure! Day 33 Activity Hello Team, <BR> <BR> 2/11/09-Today's Challenge is to do 3 sets of 15 of these upper,and core body workouts with weights! <BR> <BR> (1)Dumbbell Side Bends <BR> <link><BR>ises.asp?ID=68 </link> <BR> (2)Seated Dumbbell Triceps Extensions <BR> <link><BR>ises.asp?ID=158 </link> <BR> (3)Bridge-Ups <BR> <link><BR>ises.asp?ID=138 </link> <BR> (4)Dumbbell Lateral Raises <BR> <li... Tue, 10 Feb 2009 22:56:25 EST Get that backside curved Is walking on the treadmill at an incline better than an elliptical for rounding out the buttocks? <BR> <BR> I used to have that Buffie body. But once I put on more weight in back,side fat, belly fat, thighs my booty has flattened across the top. The bottom still has a lil curve. <BR> I want to know what is best for getting that curve back that I used to have. I have been doing some squats recently. Tue, 10 Feb 2009 13:33:34 EST Vday Challenge Day 31 Activity! Hello Team, <BR> <BR> Today's challenge is to do 300 crunches! <BR> Yes and I mean all 300, whether it's reverse, standard, or side crunches just get them done. <BR> <em>402</em> <em>418</em> <em>405</em> <em>415</em> <em>401</em> <em>406</em> Tue, 10 Feb 2009 09:19:12 EST Cus I'm on......Wipe me down Lol.... so what song gets you up in moving???? I'm about to create my work out play list. Post yours here... i will post mine also! Mon, 9 Feb 2009 00:45:42 EST V- Day Challenge of Measure! Day 31 Activity Hello Girls, <BR> <BR> Today's Challenge is to do 60 minutes of Kick Boxing. So break out your Turbo Jam, Tae Bo, some of you might be taking a class at a gym. For those of you that may not have these workout or taking a class you can find videos on YouTube. It's just punching and kicking so it's not to hard to do. <BR> <BR> <em>216</em> <em>84</em> <em>216</em> <em>84</em> <em>216</em> <em>84</em> <em>216</em> Mon, 9 Feb 2009 00:19:30 EST Can we create curves while sizing down? i have been doing a lot of research and its mostly mention that i need to lose weight then created curves by adding more calories to my diet and some exercise but i never hear anything about losing weight and workout to tight up some place we like about ourselves. Lets say i have the shape of Queen latifah and trying to create curves like buffie the body. Is that possible? <em>24</em> Sat, 7 Feb 2009 13:04:30 EST V- Day Challenge of Measure! Day 29 Activity Hello Team, <BR> <BR> Today's Challenge is to do 3 sets of 15 for each exercises: <BR> <BR> (1)Bridges <BR> <link><BR>ises.asp?ID=153 </link> <BR> (2)Forward Lunges with Dumbbells <BR> <link><BR>ises.asp?ID=162 </link> <BR> (3)Lateral Lunges <BR> <link><BR>ises.asp?ID=23 </link> <BR> (4)Dumbbell Squat with Calf Raise and Overhead Press <BR> <link> Sat, 7 Feb 2009 01:46:31 EST V- Day Challenge of Measure! Day 28 Activity Hello Team, <BR> <BR> Today's Challenge is in 2 parts: <BR> <BR> (1) Do 200 Jumping Jacks <BR> (2) Do 45 Min's of Dancing <BR> Mambo, Cha Cha, Electric slide, The running can tell I'm old...lmao! <BR> <BR> Just have fun with this Ladies! <BR> <em>9</em> <em>213</em> Fri, 6 Feb 2009 00:08:10 EST newbie HI everyone I'm a 27 yr old mother of a 2 1/2 yr old son, for the past 2 yrs i been carrying around this extra weight and I'm really dissatisfied about the way i look right now i really need to make a change so i can be more active with my son so this yr is gonna be the year i do it <em>249</em> Thu, 5 Feb 2009 13:40:26 EST V- Day Challenge of Measure! Day 27 Activity Hello Girls, <BR> <BR> Today's Challenge is to burn 750 calories or more, So get those legs, arms, and butt moving! <BR> <BR> <em>237</em> <em>231</em> <em>216</em> <em>84</em> <em>405</em> <em>416</em> <em>260</em> Thu, 5 Feb 2009 00:15:10 EST Newbie Hey, my name is Morgan and I'm a student in my Junior year of college. I have wanted to loose weight for so long and i finally have the courage and energy to do so. I joined this group because everyone seems really motivated and that's what I really need on this long journey. So far I have lost 10 pounds through spark people and i am looking to loose a lot more <em>224</em> Wed, 4 Feb 2009 09:06:19 EST V- Day Challenge of Measure! Day 26 Activity Hey Team, <BR> <BR> Today Challenge is to do 3 sets of 12 for each exercises. <BR> <BR> (1)Close-Arm Wall Pushups <BR> <link><BR>ises.asp?ID=108 </link> <BR> (2)Boxer <BR> <link><BR>ises.asp?ID=110 </link> <BR> (3)One-Arm Side Pushups <BR> <link><BR>ises.asp?ID=139 </link> <BR> (4)Triceps Dips with Bent Knees <BR> <link><BR>ises.asp?ID... Wed, 4 Feb 2009 01:01:34 EST V- Day Challenge of Measure! Day 25 Activity Hello Team, <BR> <BR> The Challenge for 2/3/09 is to walk 5 miles. So get out that pedometer, dust off your treadmill and lets walk away those pounds. <BR> <BR> <em>186</em> <em>57</em> <em>231</em> <em>182</em> <em>57</em> <em>231</em> <em>186</em> Mon, 2 Feb 2009 23:13:48 EST V- Day Challenge of Measure! Day 24 Activity Hello Team, <BR> <BR> Day 24 Challenge is Crunches, do 3 sets of 10 for each! <BR> <BR> (1)Basic Crunches <BR> <link><BR>ises.asp?ID=2 </link> <BR> (2)Elbow to Knee Crunch <BR> <link><BR>ises.asp?ID=13 </link> <BR> (3)Crunches with Twist <BR> <link><BR>ises.asp?ID=4 </link> <BR> (4)Reverse Crunch <BR> <link><BR>ises.asp?ID=8 </link> ... Mon, 2 Feb 2009 02:10:07 EST V- Day Challenge of Measure! Day 22 Activity Hello Girls, <BR> <BR> OK girls time to get out those weights again, were going to work the lower body and core! <BR> Today's Challenge is to do 3 sets of 11 for each exercise: <BR> <BR> (1)Wide Leg Squats with Dumbbell <BR> <link><BR>ises.asp?ID=161 </link> <BR> (2)Dumbbell Side Bends <BR> <link><BR>ises.asp?ID=68 </link> <BR> (3)Forward Lunges with Dumbbells <BR> <link><BR... Sat, 31 Jan 2009 00:31:49 EST Essence Festival/A Group Trip Hello my Curvaceous Sistas, <BR> I had an idea since we all have gotten close and we are losing weight together and reaching for a goal. I was thinking that may be we could go on a trip together and meet up as a group. I was thinking the Essence Festival or just putting a trip together and we all meet each other. Please let me know what you think? Fri, 30 Jan 2009 14:22:32 EST V- Day Challenge of Measure! Day 21 Activity Hello Girls, <BR> <BR> Challenge for 1/30/09 is to do 60 Min's of Cardio and 30 Min's of strength training! <BR> <BR> <em>104</em> <em>57</em> <em>403</em> <em>185</em> <em>237</em> <em>215</em> <em>217</em> <em>23</em> Thu, 29 Jan 2009 22:03:41 EST