SparkPeople Black Women Do Workout Team Messageboard Black Womenc A group that caters toward the health of your body and your soul. The Black Women "DO" Workout encourages you to get physically and mentally fit. Join us on Facebook too. SparkPeople Black Women Do Workout Team Messageboard Who here PLAN MEALS? I'm back to prepping and planning again. Sun, 8 Jan 2017 20:03:14 EST " HEALTHY LIVING ! " 365 Days HEY! 2017 let add info here as personal as you like <BR> <BR> <BR> " HEALTHY LIVING ! " 365 Days HEY! is my private blog but I was thinking you all may like to add something to it here as a Team not to be use on my personal blog. Tue, 6 Dec 2016 10:52:49 EST GIVE ME 10 AS YOU SET HERE GIVE BWDW 10 MINUTES <BR> <BR> DO 10 <BR> WORKOUT WHILE SETTING. <BR> <BR> I just did neck roll inset of 10 each way <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>386</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 18:30:15 EST Let's drop 57 pounds in 6 week total As a Birthday <em>144</em> gift <em>19</em> to <em>407</em> me <em>220</em> <em>303</em> join me in working to drop 5 pounds or more by August 6. Because it will be my 57 year I like to see our team a little lighter. <BR> <BR> So if you are in with me please add your <em>248</em> here <BR> <BR> Now here's my plan. <BR> <BR> I Plan To : <BR> <BR> EAT ONLY <BR> <BR> * TURKEY &amp; / OR CHICKEN <BR> * GREEN VEGGIES <BR> * BROWN VEGGIES <BR> * FRESH FRUITS <... Fri, 24 Jun 2016 18:15:10 EST 100 miles by Labor Day - Who's In Let's walk a 100 miles by September 2016 <BR> <BR> You may start any time this week. I plan to Sunday the 12 th of June oh that's today. Or you may add in anytime that you have done from June 1st until now. There is still time. <BR> <BR> <em>311</em> few steps per hour to get your mile in for each day or do a half mile early in the morning and the other half in the p.m. <BR> <BR> <em>313</em> walk the mile at one time <BR> <BR> Walk by ones self <em>311</em> or with your... Sun, 12 Jun 2016 00:16:34 EST 52 weeks WEIGH - IN ( WEEKLY CHECK-IN ) 1st weigh -in <BR> <BR> JANUARY 3rd <BR> <BR> <BR> Weigh -in __________ <BR> <BR> Goal set _________ <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>290</em> chat on your week. Fri, 1 Jan 2016 19:45:37 EST CLEAN EATING 6- week change Take January 1 - 9th to prep for your challenge. <BR> <BR> CHALLENGE START JANUARY 10th <BR> CHALLENGE ENDS FEBRUARY 13 <BR> <BR> WHO'S IN Fri, 1 Jan 2016 19:41:00 EST January New Members <em>235</em> to our 2016 members. Fri, 1 Jan 2016 19:29:53 EST Who got SNOW ? Workout &amp; snow what's up ? Sun, 15 Nov 2015 17:49:30 EST It's a great day, you're here. WELCOME! <em>386</em> <em>306</em> <em>235</em> new friends <BR> To any returning members <em>523</em> <BR> <em>386</em> <em>381</em> together Sat, 7 Nov 2015 04:50:59 EST Welcome October New Members <em>235</em> Thu, 1 Oct 2015 20:37:13 EST HOW'S SEPTEMBER GOING? ONE LINE IS ALL THAT'S NEEDED. <BR> SHARE THE GOOD AND / OR ABOUT YOUR DAY. <BR> <BR> <em>306</em> <em>386</em> <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> <em>386</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> 9/7 /2015 <BR> <BR> I had a good Labor Day I have not over ate today. Mon, 7 Sep 2015 18:59:45 EST MY UP&DOWN DAY WITH ... CHIPS none today <em>250</em> <BR> <BR> SWEETS 5 KISSES today <BR> <BR> Over all I feel good about my day. <em>248</em> <em>250</em> Mon, 7 Sep 2015 18:52:53 EST WHAT ARE YOU DRINKING TODAY? ONLY <em>91</em> WATER Mon, 7 Sep 2015 18:48:41 EST FRUITS & VEGGIES INTAKE TODAY <em>277</em> <BR> <em>488</em> <BR> <BR> <em>368</em> Mon, 7 Sep 2015 18:47:37 EST FALL CHALLENGE Less meat for the next 6 weeks <BR> <BR> Walk more outside before the cold move in Mon, 7 Sep 2015 18:43:06 EST September Friends, Welcome! <em>235</em> Mon, 7 Sep 2015 18:26:37 EST 2015 It's August <em>235</em> Fri, 21 Aug 2015 21:14:41 EST What's your Fall workout PLAN? For me the same lots of walking outside. Fri, 21 Aug 2015 21:12:17 EST Let's do a Spring Challenge Tell me what you like to see here. Wed, 18 Mar 2015 21:41:10 EST YOU CAN DO IT !!!!!!!!!!!!!! USE AN ICON OR WORDS CHEER ON YOURSELF OR THE TEAM. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>386</em> <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>306</em> <em>220</em> <em>104</em> Sat, 21 Feb 2015 11:18:33 EST FRUIT OF THE DAY An apple with breakfast. Sat, 21 Feb 2015 11:10:56 EST Do you workout alone ? I do. <BR> Sometime I'm with others. Sat, 21 Feb 2015 11:09:21 EST 27 DAYS FROM SPRING ARE YOU READY FOR IT.? Sat, 21 Feb 2015 11:07:23 EST How are you working out? Please take a like time and share what you are doing. Sat, 21 Feb 2015 11:00:50 EST 2015 Feb. New Members Welcome! Sat, 21 Feb 2015 10:50:24 EST Daily Workout and Daily Water Challenge Stop by and share how things going with you. Let us know what workout you did and how your water intake is going . Are you able to work on your goals Did you meet your goal or exceed goal. <BR> <BR> feature goals Sat, 10 Jan 2015 11:21:51 EST CHALLENGE of 2015 Meatless Monday <BR> <BR> Eat no meat on Monday for a month. <BR> <BR> Hope you drop by and chat about it. Sat, 10 Jan 2015 11:16:47 EST HAPPY JANUARY! Welcome to our new member <em>235</em> <BR> <BR> <em>523</em> to our present members and anyone returning <BR> <BR> New Year resolutions are always the hardest to keep but together we will take on the challenge. <BR> Best wishes to everyone. <BR> Sat, 10 Jan 2015 11:11:15 EST How's mealtime? Let's talk about the ups and downs of eating and changing to a healthy ritual Sat, 10 Jan 2015 11:05:41 EST How's the workout weather there? 28 degree here in Alabama. I bundle up and walk a half a mile this morning Sat, 10 Jan 2015 11:02:53 EST The Journey Began Today, Welcome Goods morning everyone! <BR> Day ten. How's your weekend going. Did you have a great 1st week of this 2015 year? <BR> <BR> Hope you stop by and share a part of you great journey. <BR> <em>306</em> Sat, 10 Jan 2015 11:01:00 EST 2015 is very close . 2nd Team Leader needed. Please join me here and help me, lead our team. Spark mail me and let's chat on it Sat, 13 Dec 2014 11:10:37 EST 2015 is very close . 2nd Team Leader needed. Please join me here and help me, lead our team. Spark mail me and let's chat on it Sat, 13 Dec 2014 11:10:19 EST New Member WELCOME! It's October Glad you join us. <em>235</em> new member <BR> <BR> So happy you return <em>523</em> Mon, 6 Oct 2014 21:23:38 EST Did you workout anytime TODAY <em>231</em> Mon, 29 Sep 2014 23:38:18 EST HOW'S YOUR WEATHER? *60 in Alabama Mon, 29 Sep 2014 23:35:37 EST Last 3 months of your NY RESOLUTIONS STILL TIME TO MAKE A CHANGE. <BR> <BR> <BR> What's your closing goals? Mon, 29 Sep 2014 23:33:35 EST I DID THIS __ FILL-IN THE BLANK I show myself so love today. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 23:26:48 EST OCTOBER!!!!!!! HOLD THE JUNK FOOD, 2-ozs of junk food per day, or week <BR> <BR> <BR> Cut the JF down and remember October has a Holiday in and it's a day fill with lots of junk food ( JF ), so try not to eat a lot. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 23:22:37 EST Let's walk a mile A mile per day - How far can you walk each week. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 23:11:30 EST It's a GREEN MONTH join me. What did you eat green today, is a good way to eat more green food. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> WHAT DID YOU EAT GREEN TODAY? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Today I had green beans and grapes Mon, 29 Sep 2014 23:09:11 EST 3 MONTHS LEFT - WHAT'S YOUR PLANS? You still have time to change you. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 23:03:17 EST *** WHO'S IN THE HOUSE Hello everyone! Mon, 15 Sep 2014 22:10:15 EST WELCOME SEPTEMBER NEW MEMBERS So glad you join us here. The hardest thing to do is to get started, so you have done well now it gets a little more easier. You can do it. Sun, 7 Sep 2014 03:50:23 EST WELCOME SEPTEMBER NEW MEMBERS So glad you join us here. The hardest thing to do is to get started, so you have done well now it gets a little more easier. You can do it. Sun, 7 Sep 2014 03:49:11 EST Here I Go Again <BR> Hi everyone - <BR> <BR> For what seems like the 15,000th time, I am rededicating myself to living a healthier lifestyle. In the past, I've completely overhauled my eating, developed an exercise routine and lost good amounts of weight. But, I always revert back to old habits and balloon up again. This time, I think I'll try baby steps. Maybe trying only one or two new habits, keeping them going for a couple weeks and then adding in a couple more. I'll plan to start with drinking 8 glas... Sat, 10 May 2014 02:09:20 EST May2014 : THE NEW ME Share you plans for the next 4 weeks. Wed, 30 Apr 2014 18:30:36 EST We have a New Look What's your take on the NEW PAGE ? Wed, 30 Apr 2014 18:17:43 EST WHO'S WORKING OUT? 30 MINUTES --- WALK PER DAY <BR> <BR> <BR> POST SOMETHING HERE AND LETS OTHER KNOW THEY ARE NOT HERE ALONG. <BR> <BR> <BR> " IT TAKES 4 WEEKS FOR YOU TO SEE THE CHANGE IN YOUR BODY <BR> <BR> IT TAKES 8 WEEKS FOR FRIENDS AND FAMILY TO SEE YOUR CHANGE <BR> <BR> BUT IT TAKES 12 WEEKS FOR THE REST OF THE WORLD TO SEE " <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Together we can do this. Join me and walk it off.. <BR> <BR> <BR> Today I walk 90 minutes <em>311</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 18:14:26 EST Let's walk 30 minutes per day Say hello to change <BR> <BR> Stop <em>227</em> here and post your walking activities <BR> <BR> I walk this morning Tue, 25 Mar 2014 15:17:09 EST SOUL FOOD What is your favorite soul food? <BR> <BR> How have you changed your soul food that it is more healthier? Tue, 25 Mar 2014 15:16:48 EST SOUL FOOD What is your favorite soul food? <BR> <BR> How have you changed your soul food that it is more healthier? Tue, 25 Mar 2014 15:14:11 EST Let's walk 30 minutes per day Say hello to change <BR> <BR> Stop <em>227</em> here and post your walking activities <BR> <BR> I walk this morning Tue, 25 Mar 2014 15:10:13 EST February and March new members A late welcome but we are glad that you were here Tue, 25 Mar 2014 15:04:37 EST Healthy Living Tips for change Are you always hungry are overeating. Try putting peppermint in your home. <BR> Peppermint to taste,. <BR> Peppermint to smell . <BR> Peppermint to eat. <BR> Peppermint curves your appetite give it a try this week Tue, 25 Mar 2014 15:03:58 EST February and March new members A late welcome but we are glad that you were here Tue, 25 Mar 2014 14:55:59 EST HI <em>30</em> Hello everyone, I am happy to be apart of another great Spark Team. I'm Patsy in Ocala, FL. I have been a member of SparkPeople for a while now however soon to be divorced and decided to put my weightloss and getting healthy on the right track. I have over 100lbs to loose to reach my goal and I'm looking forward to good things to come! Thu, 20 Feb 2014 07:58:13 EST Hello. Introducing myself to the Team. Heyeee. I've been with SP for 10 days now. Not doing too good. I went on a binge on day 8 and feeling pretty lousy. I have a hard time getting up in the mornings to exercise. Mornings is best time for me but I end up exercising late afternoons. I don't sleep well at night. It's hard for me to get to sleep and once I do I wake up at least 3 times to get rid of all the water I drank. I'm going to start again tomorrow to follow this plan and get back to trac... Mon, 17 Feb 2014 22:33:39 EST Welcome RBOYD41 <em>306</em> <em>235</em> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 00:43:21 EST Fitness Camp If anybody is in the Atlanta GA area and is interested in attending a fitness camp that specializes in total body work outs, Please send me a spark mail for the information. <em>331</em> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 20:44:46 EST food the deadly sins What food do you just love but it adds the pounds to your hip or your body Sat, 18 Jan 2014 10:52:04 EST Food the deadly sins What food do you just love but it adds the pounds to your hip or your body Sat, 18 Jan 2014 10:51:03 EST Welcome KQUINN112 <em>306</em> KQUINN112 <em>235</em> Tue, 24 Dec 2013 10:54:37 EST Detox, <BR> 11 Reasons Why You Should Detox, and 12 Natural Ways to Make it a Habit <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Thu, 5 Dec 2013 14:37:18 EST Today I did, FILL - IN the BLANK What did you do? Fri, 15 Nov 2013 11:46:36 EST FRUIT and /or VEGGIES today: What did you eat today? Fri, 15 Nov 2013 11:43:04 EST THIS KEEPS ME MOVING : THE SOUL TEACHER is you add your workout song here. <BR> <BR> Remember Today's Music <BR> <BR> R&B and Old School Radio or what you enjoy . Fri, 1 Nov 2013 10:43:35 EST 6 weeks or 6 month Small step 2 change <BR> YOU MAY COPY THIS OR SET YOUR OWN Calendar up <BR> <BR> <BR> ADD YOUR TOAY: <BR> <BR> <BR> WEEK - 1 <BR> <BR> October 21, 2013 thu October 26, 2013 <BR> <BR> Starting weighed in <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Week -- 2 <BR> <BR> October 27 thu November 2nd <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Week --- 3 <BR> <BR> November 3rd thu November 9th <BR> <BR> <BR> Week ---- 4 <BR> <BR> November 10 thu November 16 <BR> <BR> <BR> Week ----- 5 <BR> <BR> November 17th thu November 23th <BR> <BR> <BR> W... Mon, 28 Oct 2013 18:57:24 EST WELCOME " Black Women Do Workout ! " <em>306</em> <em>235</em> But now it's your time to join-in and get your new you started. Stop here from time to time and share your challenges, and together we can do this. <BR> <BR> <BR> Black Women Do Workout <BR> <em>386</em> <BR> <BR> <em>311</em> <em>231</em> <em>320</em> <em>381</em> <em>386</em> <em>414</em> <em>323</em> <em>402</em> <em>386</em> <em>306</em> Black Women Do Workout <em>235</em> <em>523</em> <em>386</em> <e... Sun, 27 Oct 2013 17:20:35 EST HELP! HELP!!!!!!!!! Need a LEADER JOIN ME! As a Leader . Sun, 27 Oct 2013 16:59:32 EST What's your mood right now? <BR> <BR> 1: Happy <BR> 2: Angry <BR> 3: Lonely <BR> 4: Sad <BR> 5: Missing Someone <BR> 6: Bored <BR> 7: Broke <BR> 8: Confused <BR> 9: In Love <BR> 10: Sleepy <BR> 11: hungry <BR> 12: Other (Specify) Wed, 8 May 2013 21:26:40 EST Workshops Hey, <BR> <BR> If you had an opportunity to attend a workshop what would the topic be, I am doing research so your input is greatly appreciated. <BR> <BR> Thank you , <BR> Noir. <BR> Thu, 4 Apr 2013 16:33:32 EST Welcome!!!! Yes we're Months into 2013 But now it's your time to join-in and get your new you started. <em>306</em> Stop here from time to time and share your challenges, and together we can do this. Wed, 3 Apr 2013 21:44:08 EST How well did you SLEEP last night? Hours of sleep did you get. Wed, 3 Apr 2013 21:35:58 EST Today I ate Healther - I ate______ Did you eat well today? Wed, 3 Apr 2013 21:34:15 EST How will you add Spring to your workout? I'm out walking more and longer now. Wed, 3 Apr 2013 21:30:19 EST HELPFUL Articles What Are Sugar Alcohols? <BR> What You Need to Know <BR> -- By Becky Hand, Licensed & Registered Dietitian <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>on_articles.asp?id=948 </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> If you spend any time looking at nutrition labels, you’ve probably noticed some intriguing ingredients in sweet foods that are touted as diet-friendly, sugar-free, low-carb, or even formulated for people with diabetes. One ingredient, known as sugar alcohol, is a special type... Sun, 20 Jan 2013 09:15:58 EST It's your time for a breakthrough! It's your time for a breakthrough! Make up your mind to leave the past and the old you behind. Focus on giving birth to a new you....the real you. It's your time to create a turning point for the better in your life. <BR> <BR> It is your destiny to be healthy, happy, and successful. <BR> Your future is open ~ full of possibility and promise! <BR> Buckle down and do whatever is required to create a life that you are proud of, and a life that you deserve! Don't look back!! Look ahead, move for... Sat, 19 Jan 2013 05:22:56 EST ON - POINT ... Who's there? Weekly Check -in ."Am I on point?" Are you still on track to pursue your dreams? Are you as committed and determined as you were at the beginning of the year? Or, have you forgotten about the resolutions and commitments that you once made? <BR> <BR> Make the decision to make a radial change in your behavior. In this time, keep your commitment to your commitment, and go all out in the direction of your dream. Prove to yourself...this time you will do the things necessary, and go above and beyond the call of d... Sat, 19 Jan 2013 04:10:42 EST The Little Black Dress Project 2013 The Little Black Dress Project <BR> For 5 weeks focused on your goals of looking incredible going in to the 1st 6-week! <BR> Not average 7-12lb weight gain for this time. <BR> We've Got GOALS! — at B .W. D. W. Boot Camp. <BR> ----------------------------------------<BR>------------------ <BR> EACH WEEK <BR> <BR> This week I will: <BR> A. Drink more water <BR> B. Eat something new (and healthy) <BR> C. Workout 3-5 times <BR> D. All of the above <BR> E. _________(state your own) <BR> <... Sun, 30 Dec 2012 04:46:34 EST BOOT CAMP - SUMMER CHALLENGE 2013 <em>324</em> <em>231</em> <em>311</em> <em>320</em> <em>362</em> " KEEP IT SAMPLE" <em>416</em> <em>402</em> <em>417</em> <em>402</em> <em>406</em> Come-on by we can discuss the up's and down of the challenge <em>351</em> <em>350</em> <em>352</em> <em>319</em> <em>357</em> Exercise - WORK your way INTO A GREAT SUMMER <em>322</em> <em>135</em> <em>316</em> <em>318</em> <em>323</em> I want to eat healthily and exercise because...... Sun, 30 Dec 2012 04:06:50 EST WALK a MILE 7 days and WEIGHT IN Today's a new day! It's your day. You shaped it. Don't let it be shaped by someone else's ignorance or fear <BR> <BR> <BR> That's great. Everyone remember 1 Mile = 5280 Feet so let's see if you can have fun walking out 365 days. <BR> <BR> 5 Miles a week = 26400 Feet * I was think this would be our Spring Challenge <BR> 10 Miles a week = 52800 Feet * Spring <BR> 15 Miles a week = 79200 Feet * Fall <BR> 20 Miles a week = 105600 Feet * End of 2013 year <BR> <BR> So let's have fun. <BR> <BR>... Sun, 30 Dec 2012 03:54:50 EST If you change your mind, you can change your life. What are you eating ? What did you eat yesterday / today ? <BR> <BR> INTAKE <BR> <BR> Sun, 30 Dec 2012 03:44:13 EST Who's WORKING OUT TODAY ? What did you do ? <em>231</em> walk a mile can sleep this early morning. Sun, 30 Dec 2012 03:34:08 EST Add a QUOTE <BR> Today Motivation <BR> <BR> LET IT BE SAID WE ARE STRONG WOMAN and <em>306</em> <BR> <BR> LET IT BE SAID WE ARE STRONG WOMEN and <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> ----------------------------------------<BR>----------------- <BR> <BR> FOR ME thank you Lord for keeping me <BR> <BR> <BR> " A New Year With The Lord " <BR> <BR> <BR> A new year is about to unfold <BR> With new opportunities to explore <BR> Doors will open for new experiences, <BR> New adventures with the Lord <BR> ... Sun, 30 Dec 2012 03:31:10 EST Your plan Plan Today, Succeed Tomorrow <BR> 4 Ways to Think Two Steps Ahead <BR> -- By Megan Coatley, Behavior Expert <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ion_articles.asp?id=1735 </link> Sun, 30 Dec 2012 03:18:36 EST EVeryone Make Them_ It's what you do next 5 Things You Can Learn from Your Mistakes <BR> Find Life Lessons When You're Less Than Perfect <BR> -- By Jennipher Walters, Certified Personal Trainer and Fitness Instructor <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ion_articles.asp?id=1150 </link> Sun, 30 Dec 2012 03:16:01 EST Before You Start: Safety Precautions Exercise Safety Tips for Beginners <BR> Ready, Set, Exercise! <BR> -- By Dean Anderson, Fitness Expert <BR> <link><BR>_articles.asp?id=743 </link> Sun, 30 Dec 2012 03:11:55 EST Don't Be Unsuccessful in 2013 10 Habits of Unsuccessful Dieters <BR> Bad Habits That Are Preventing You from Losing Weight <BR> -- By Nicole Nichols, Certified Personal Trainer <BR> <BR> <link><BR>on_articles.asp?id=1681 </link> Sun, 30 Dec 2012 03:08:10 EST 2013 Successful ~ GOAL ME ! ~ PLEASE Top 10 Strategies for Success <BR> Use These Ideas to Meet Your Goals <BR> -- By Mike Kramer, Staff Writer <BR> <link><BR>ion_articles.asp?id=518 </link> Sun, 30 Dec 2012 03:04:08 EST Complete the sentence.. All I want for Christmas i Complete the sentence.. <BR> All I want for Christmas is... ? <BR> <BR> <BR> •*´¨`*•.¸¸.•*´¨`*•. •*´¨`*•.¸¸.•*´¨`*•. <BR> *..*..*..*..*..*..*..*..*..*..*..*..*..*<BR>..*..*.. <BR> ..*..*..._l&#9618;&#9618;_..*..*..&#1005<BR>2;.*((&#8256;`&#791;&#10055;´&#790;&#8<BR>256;)) <BR> *..*..*.(´• &#814;•`).*..*..*~ &#3898;&#10084;&#10048;&#10084;&#3899; ~ <BR> ..*..¤&#12494;( ¤ • '* )&#20032;&#10052;&#10084;&#10048;&#10031;.<BR>..........&#10031;&#10048;&#10084;` <BR> *...*..( ¤ ' • ' *).*/&#10031;... Sun, 2 Dec 2012 14:21:49 EST Eating Destroying Your Weight Loss <link><BR>on_articles.asp?id=407 </link> <BR> <BR> Are You An Evening Eater? Try this exercise to find out. <BR> Use the Nutrition Tracker to track 3-5 typical days of eating. Print each day's results and use your records to answer the following questions: <BR> <BR> 1. How many meals and snacks did you eat after 5:00 pm? <BR> 2. How many meals and snacks did you eat during the day? <BR> 3. How many total calories did you consume after 5:00 pm? <BR> 4. ... Wed, 3 Oct 2012 13:10:08 EST WE NEED A TEAM CHALLENGE <em>381</em> <em>220</em> <em>303</em> TELL ME WHAT CHALLENGE YOU LIKE YOU TO DO AS A TEAM. Tue, 18 Sep 2012 17:59:13 EST It's Football SNACKS ... I can't get enough of ________ fill in Tue, 18 Sep 2012 17:55:49 EST How many Time do you to eat HEALTHY? Yes we all try to do 7 day but life has her ways of changing that,Things come up, going out after work with co-work,family and other friends and that we understand. Not have everything we need in the house when we are prepping our meals. <BR> So for real, " How many Time do you to eat HEALTHY ? " <BR> <BR> I'm a prepper so 6/7 if I stay home everyday, 5/6 when I go out. Wed, 22 Aug 2012 13:51:59 EST SEASON CHANGE what will do for working out? I'm here in the South so I try to keep walking everyday but for the rain and cold days I hit the treadmill. Wed, 22 Aug 2012 13:42:44 EST When do you workout? 2x a day am. and pm Wed, 22 Aug 2012 13:38:58 EST Eat before / after WORKOUT? What did U eat? Did or Do You Eat BEFORE BREAKFAST? <BR> <BR> Yes most of the time. Today it was cream of wheat and strawberries. Wed, 22 Aug 2012 13:37:43 EST Black Women's BAR Open: What'll U having???? LET SHARE OUR DRINK INTAKE hopefully we will try a little water some time doing the day. <BR> <BR> <BR> Right now what are you drink ? <BR> <BR> Me : Water #7 for me <BR> <BR> <BR> Every Time you come on SP please stop in and tell what your drinking. Wed, 22 Aug 2012 13:29:09 EST Remember We are what we EAT : French beans are smaller than common green beans and they also have a softer pod. You can find this type of bean in a variety of colors, including yellow, green and purple. Their delicate, crisp texture and deliciously sweet, grassy flavor, make them very versatile. Blanch and add to salads or serve with roasted meats. <BR> <BR> How to Select French Beans <BR> Look for bright and crisp beans. Avoid soft, bruised, or severed beans. <BR> <BR> How to Store French Beans <BR> Store in a plas... Fri, 17 Aug 2012 23:30:37 EST Who has try this? Have you hear? FOODS THAT HEAL: Soursop aka (adunu, guanábana, Brazilian pawpaw, guyabano, graviola) <BR> <BR> Natural "Cancer" Killer <BR> Helps prevent migraines <BR> Boosts good cholesterol levels <BR> ... <BR> Helps the body produce energy <BR> Prevents constipation <BR> Prevents UTI <BR> Keeps bones healthy <BR> Helps prevent anemia <BR> Controls blood sugar <BR> <BR> A simple way to consume and feel the benefits of soursop fruit is by eating it fresh or making a smoothie. Make sure the Soursop ... Mon, 13 Aug 2012 08:57:00 EST I Remeber when.... .... A healthy tip to live by: Chew your food thoroughly. Chewing food longer breaks it down further and allows the body to better absorb the nutrients. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> What are the healthy and not so healthy things you heard growning up ? As we recall these words hopefully it will help us start to change the way we look at eating and working out. <BR> <BR> <em>306</em> no <em>381</em> Let's <em>386</em> Fri, 10 Aug 2012 09:47:17 EST I STOP BY TODAY Let check - in here and start to get to really know each other. <BR> <BR> You can chat <em>290</em> here or you may just want to <em>213</em> wave or may be just say " Hi! " , " Hello ! " or <em>382</em> <BR> <BR> You can Welcome <em>235</em> new member here too. <BR> <BR> <BR> Hope you stop by weekly more if you like. Tue, 17 Jul 2012 16:15:53 EST Heart & Soul Magazine Fits I workout to this today. <BR> <BR> MOTIVATION MONDAY: Be sure to check out -Fat to Fabulous Bethany's Weight Loss Journey. Bethany was featured in the Feb/Mar issue of Heart & Soul Magazine for reaching her weight loss goal of 100+ pounds. We are yelling and cheering "Hooray" for Bethany for showing the world what hard work and determination looks like to acheive a goal <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Hope you look at it. Mon, 16 Jul 2012 15:18:44 EST What did you do / plan to do to work up a sweat . What did you do or plan to do to work up a sweat, today? Sun, 1 Jul 2012 09:16:31 EST When Was YOUR “Come To Fitness” Moment? For me after falling, my grandson then younger ask where my sister ( me in a photo @ 18 ). Sat, 16 Jun 2012 11:22:44 EST I know U heard," Parker" Funny Lady Pass <link><BR>kers-star-yvette-wilson-dies-of-cervic<BR>al-cancer/ </link> <BR> <BR> Get check out and that's not funny, ladies Sat, 16 Jun 2012 08:24:54 EST Who has try it? Nicole Ari Parker Creates “Save Your Do” Gym Headwrap for Black Women Who Work Out <link><BR>ack-women/nicole-ari-parker-creates-gy<BR>m-headwrap-black-women-workout/ </link> Sun, 3 Jun 2012 16:26:10 EST Hello Hi my name is Michelle and I'm new to this group. I started working out again 2 months ago and have kind of hit a rough patch. I lost 6 pounds the first month but have been struggling to lose since even though I'm watching what Im eating and exercising 5-6 times/week. I'm here to meet new people and get support right now because I've been listening to a lot of negative people lately and I'm ready to give up. Fri, 18 May 2012 11:31:46 EST Doin' my thang! Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I just happened across this team and decided to join because yes, BLACK WOMEN DO WORKOUT! I am fairly new to Spark but I have enjoyed every minute of it. So far I've been staying active by doing zumba 3 days a week and walking on alternate days. I've changed my diet and with those three things combined I've lost 17 pounds, although my spark page says I've lost 3. I'm happy to be a part of the team! Wed, 16 May 2012 16:21:27 EST New to the team Hey, everyone I am new to the team I started in January 2012 with a goal to loose 2 pounds which would have been 32 pounds by now. I have only lost 9 pounds. I need a fire put under my butt. I am looking for an active group to help me stay on course. Tue, 3 Apr 2012 11:59:35 EST Financial Freedom: Black Girls Run And Profit Financial Freedom: Black Girls Run And Profit – Episode 1 [VIDEO] <BR> <BR> <link><BR>women-in-the-workplace/financial-freed<BR>om/ldavenport/black-girls-run/?omcamp=sf_HBFB </link> Sun, 1 Apr 2012 22:21:27 EST Need to Give out Team Goodies Can you name them? <BR> <BR> 5 Veggies You Should Never Keep in Your Fridge <BR> <BR> Come on give it a try and get a Team goodie. <BR> <BR> 29 points for a 5 right <BR> 10 points for 3 right <BR> 5 points for trying. <BR> <BR> <BR> Name 5 Veggies You Should Never Keep in Your Tue, 27 Mar 2012 18:30:07 EST WORKOUT TIPS Weights work wonders…especially when you are trying to get a tighter, rounder, firmer, above sea level derriere. By adding heavier weights to your squats, lunges, stiff legged dead lifts, hamstring curls, and 45 degree leg press lower body routines, you can build onto what you already have. Even if you can’t get to the gym, you can build a better butt doing step ups, bleacher workouts, kick backs and bridge ups from the floor. Just remember to squeeze, squeeze, and SQUEEZE those butt cheeks t... Mon, 26 Mar 2012 19:54:14 EST I AM ... SHARE WHO YOU ARE. Because a Strong Woman, I Am <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Indeed I still struggle <BR> Swimming upstream with might <BR> Never giving up on what I care for <BR> Because a strong woman, I am <BR> <BR> You might use your jagged tongue <BR> To tear me down for what I do <BR> You are so cruel and judgmental <BR> Is it my strength that bothers you? <BR> <BR> I wept from your harsh words <BR> That took me by surprise <BR> In front of other guests <BR> Embarrassed I sure was <BR> <BR> Instead of whe... Sat, 24 Mar 2012 20:38:46 EST soda addiction What can I say I'm addicted to soda real soda not diet..and nothing seems to help I stopped for 2 weeks once and thought I could handle a sip and dat was it..anybody have any ideas I take in at least 500 calories per day from soda alone Fri, 16 Mar 2012 20:38:20 EST Must See:Black Women "DO" Workout! Title:Black Woman Do Workout: "Ageless Woman." <BR> <BR> Black Women "DO" Workout! <BR> Watch this news video of a beautiful “ageless woman,” a 70 year old RAW VEGAN who looks 35 to 45 years old after deciding to no longer eat meat for more than 20 years. Her husband of 54 years, who some thinks is her Grandfather, said that he wishes he had done the same now that he is taking medicine for High Blood Pressure and Diabetes. <BR> <BR> Check it out. Sat, 3 Mar 2012 20:23:53 EST Hey Hi everyone, <BR> I just found this team today, and I can't tell you how surprised I am to see this team on SP! <BR> I also like the FB page! <BR> <BR> I am just like most of you trying to get rid of this weight that is holding me back from what I want to accomplish, so let's get 'er done! <BR> <BR> <BR> Mon, 27 Feb 2012 10:04:41 EST Newbie Hello All, I am new to the sparkpeople community, but not new to the site. I signed on back in 2010, but was unaware of all the tools and benefits it had available to use in this weightloss journey. My schedule is insane, I am a wife, mother (3), student, and employee, and on top of that I am now tackling my weight <em>198</em> . I look forward to being a support to all and receiving support as we all take this journey to succeed in weightloss and in life. <em>306</em> Fri, 10 Feb 2012 15:01:22 EST fun exercise Is there anything as a fun exercise. I mean the more fun you have while exercises the more you would to do them . I NEED FUN Sat, 21 Jan 2012 12:57:51 EST IT'S Celebration Day ! LET FEEL GOOD TOGETHER. Do tell us, what are you so happy about ? " It's Celebration Time ! " My _________ filling the blink. <BR> Is it? <BR> A Birthday <BR> A SP Date <BR> Pounds Lost <BR> What is it? Sun, 8 Jan 2012 20:21:43 EST Satisfying Your Sweet Tooth...On A Diet .... Satisfying Your Sweet Tooth...On A Diet . How do you handle that? <BR> <BR> Me, I eat 2-ozs of sweet once a week if I want it, but most of the time I don't eat any sweet at all.. My , Doctor told we two years ago after not having sweets for over 10-months to start adding sweet so that I don't over eat it or have alot of cravings for sugar and fattening desserts, that makes you overindulging in these foods. But I could only have 8 to 10 -ozs per month so I eat only 2-ozs per week and I l... Sat, 7 Jan 2012 23:14:49 EST Still here * 100 miles per Month * Join Me!!!!! <em>227</em> Here and Post here about your 100 miles track <em>306</em> <BR> <BR> I'm <em>311</em> walking down these pounds 3 miles at a time and <em>306</em> too. <BR> <BR> The best thing about walking <em>231</em> you can do it everywhere, inside or outside, with your <em>313</em> pets or with a <em>342</em> friends <em>306</em> <BR> come on join in and have fun <em>306</em> <BR> <BR> <em>306</em> START ANY TIME <em>306</em> <BR> <BR> 3 miles a... Thu, 5 Jan 2012 18:37:22 EST Feed Me Fun : Like Meatless (1day) <em>248</em> "Embracing Meatless Monday :)." <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> <em>248</em> <em>248</em> Join me let's have <em>248</em> <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> 1. &#8206;"Embracing Meatless Monday " <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> 2. " Grilled or Baked Tuesday " <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> 3. " Wing Me Wednesday " <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> 4. " Soup it up Thursday " <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> 5. " Fishy Friday " <em>248</em> <BR> and if ... Tue, 3 Jan 2012 19:13:41 EST Week #1 Set Weekly Goal & Work On Them 52 Week-by-Week Resolutions <BR> <BR> Let's use this room to count the challenge of the 2012 year. Each week starting on Sunday anyone can come here and start a topic about what you would like to see happen that week. <BR> <BR> To know what week we are on just add the number week it is as you write your topic. <BR> Let's all have fun here together. Mon, 2 Jan 2012 18:03:06 EST MyPlate Makeover Challenge- START the change Are you serious about a healthier change? <BR> <BR> Start filling half your plate with fruits & veggies. Start coloring your plate without any white food. <BR> <BR> STARTING January 3rd or January 8th this will be a 6 month challenge here Mon, 26 Dec 2011 14:06:43 EST Would you buy secondhand fitness equipment? I have. Tue, 6 Dec 2011 17:43:58 EST SP - 25 Ways to Get Fit for Less Than $25 Work Out Without Going Broke <BR> <link><BR>_articles.asp?id=1162 </link> Tue, 6 Dec 2011 17:42:07 EST Time to write our story; Let's share a few lines here about out goal or anything you like to share. Tue, 8 Nov 2011 22:44:48 EST Welcome! Black Women "DO" Workout! Welcome You! Black Women "DO" Workout! <BR> <em>213</em> <em>223</em> <em>306</em> <em>235</em> <em>248</em> <BR> <em>91</em> <em>277</em> <em>267</em> <em>492</em> <em>53</em> <em>231</em> <em>324</em> <em>311</em> <em>260</em> Come on share your stories / life with us <em>325</em> <em>23</em> <em>306</em> <em>220</em> <em>223</em> <em>102</em> <em>306</em> <BR> <em>235</em> <em>229</em> We are happy you <em>199</em> join us here <em>198</em> now start your post. Sun, 16 Oct 2011 00:01:33 EST Anyone from THE STATE. Looking for SUPPORT. Alabama Sat, 15 Oct 2011 23:55:25 EST HELP, I'm an ( ice cream ) holic!!! HELP, I'm an ice creamholic!!! I have to have it now days 1x a week. I use to eat it 2x aday everyday. <BR> <BR> <BR> Tell us what kind of -holic you are. Are you one. HELP, I'm a chocoholic!!! Sat, 15 Oct 2011 22:42:30 EST Home Workouts I'm a big walker myself. I do workout to DVD 's at home. So I exercise at home and at the gym. <BR> <BR> What to you do? Sat, 15 Oct 2011 22:36:45 EST 100 miles a Month. YOU CAN DO IT! Come On! Please use this discussion board to log the miles you do each day. 100 miles in a month may seem like a lot, but when you break it down, that's only 3.34 miles per day. so come on, everyone...let's get to steppin'! :-) <BR> <BR> What a challenge this is going be, but I look forward to it!!!! <BR> <BR> With 16 days left in October we may not get to 100 miles but that's okay because come November 1st we all will " Start early...start strong ". Things always come up, so I'm putting some miles... Sat, 15 Oct 2011 21:34:19 EST Summer's over! Did You get Your Bikini Body? No I never try for the bikini body. <BR> I did make a lot of progress this summer in keeping the pounds I've lost off. Sat, 15 Oct 2011 21:18:52 EST Making it happen Today - Chat Room Finding the right workout program. I try different things but I don't see results and then I will try something else. Just to have a plan that will give me the result I want then Iwill be great.~ Rowena Smith ~ <BR> <BR> Do many of you feel this way? <BR> <BR> Being consistent in my workouts and clean eating. ~ Melissa Enochs Moore ~ <BR> <BR> Is this you ? <BR> <BR> If you could remove one obstacle in your life that is stopping you from making it happen what would that be? Sat, 15 Oct 2011 21:09:37 EST Workout Songs ** My Favs ** Old School for me. <BR> <BR> Jungle Love - The Time <BR> Get Down Tonight - KC and the Sunshine Band <BR> Can You Feel It - Michael Jackson <BR> Every Little Step - Bobby Brown <BR> Work It - Missy Elliot <BR> Steamy Windows - Tina Turner <BR> You and I - Rick James <BR> Best of my Love - Emotions <BR> Mama said knock you out.-LL Cool J <BR> Diana Ross-I'm coming out <BR> Jacksons-Dance n Shout, shake your body <BR> Earth wind n fire-Lets grove tonight <BR> <BR> Now my list is a li... Sat, 15 Oct 2011 21:02:36 EST Black Women Hair & Exercise Brush,wrap and a hairnet for me. I mostly walk so that's all I need. Sat, 15 Oct 2011 20:54:20 EST SUGAR IN GRAPEFRUIT Not for me. I like to add nothing, No salt or Sugar for me. Sat, 15 Oct 2011 20:51:28 EST Here & Fb - Black Women "DO" Workout! <BR> Same Team with a New Name Black Women "DO" Workout! <BR> <BR> <BR> Join us and be a part of the successful results from information sharing, encouragement, and inspiration in the way of sisterhood towards better health and fitness., Be a part of Black Women "DO" Workout! Health/Medical/Pharmacy · Dallas, Texas Here and home base. of Facebook <link> </link> Join us here and there. <BR> <BR> <BR> Come get inspirational and motivational as well as share the supp... Sat, 15 Oct 2011 20:48:27 EST Do U use workout videos ? Share your. I use Youtube's workout videos Tue, 6 Sep 2011 19:03:17 EST 5 Friends Every Woman Should Have <link><BR>s-Every-Woman-Should-Have </link> Fri, 2 Sep 2011 15:46:48 EST I Drop 6 pound in with this change. "Embracing Meatless Monday :)." <BR> <BR> Join me let's have <BR> <BR> &#8206;"Embracing Meatless Monday " <BR> " Grilled or Baked Tuesday " <BR> " Wing Me Wednesday " <BR> " Soup it up Thursday " <BR> " Fishy Friday " and if you like me can eat seafood or donot eat it get your left over on. <BR> " Salad Saturday" <BR> " Brown Sunday" <BR> <BR> Who will join me? <BR> Come tell us how you feel about this weekly change and if you will be apart of it. <BR> The last time I did this I los... Wed, 17 Aug 2011 19:12:25 EST DANCE ! DANCE! It's a WORKOUT Party Workout 30minutes to Old School Party , we are getting FUNK and drop a pound or more <BR> <BR> <BR> . WORKOUT WITH <BR> OhioPlayers <BR> Zapp <BR> GEORGE CLINTON <BR> PARLIAMENT <BR> FUNKADELIC <BR> CAMEO <BR> ADD YOUR OWN let us funk it out with them too. <BR> <BR> YOU TUBE it, CD, or RADIO let's get started Monday 8/15. If you remember back in the day we could party.. <BR> An if this was before your time I hope you join in and see you will have fun. <BR> <BR> <BR> Check in here and ... Fri, 12 Aug 2011 09:19:04 EST I join to work more on me, Hi! I'm 52 today, thank God. A grandmother of boys,5ft2in and it's time to get this fat down. Fri, 5 Aug 2011 11:43:24 EST Anyone in / from THE STATE. Looking for SUPPORT. Alabama Fri, 5 Aug 2011 11:37:57 EST Welcome Eveyones! STOP ! Tell us about you. We are happy you join us. Thanks for shareing with us <em>199</em> <em>229</em> <em>235</em> Welcome! Fri, 5 Aug 2011 11:35:17 EST Good Deep! Why U feel UR FAT?What's your plan? The small something about this walk to change. Fri, 5 Aug 2011 11:28:52 EST What's Going on Body & Soul- Chat Room What 's happening with you? Got a question put it here or start your own topic. This is our Team, this your team and we are here to give support as well as get support, so come on back and let's get acted here. We need everyones help here and you all want this Team . Please come huddle, post, get or give support and start you very own topic. Fri, 5 Aug 2011 11:24:01 EST How can you calm down after the storm <link><BR>wn-after-getting-angry.html </link> Thu, 19 May 2011 15:25:23 EST Come on back & High Blood Pressure Good Morning, <BR> <BR> I hope all is well. I would like to invite everyone to come back to the group. We have 139 members and I would like to keep this group going. I am waging the war against High Blood Pressure at this point and time in my life. I will be posting lots of information about High Blood Pressure. Pros, Cons and this is what I heard...and rumors of all kinds. Feel free to stop on in and drop a line about this subject or any subject for that matter. It would be much appreciate... Fri, 13 May 2011 10:22:52 EST Becoming An Active Group Greetings All, I was just wondering what the status of this group is. I am interested in being a part of an active group. Are there any others who are looking to be part of a active, motivational group? May someone could step up and request to take it over from the team leader. I am willing, if I have the support needed to keep it going. Just a thought :) Mon, 27 Sep 2010 14:31:14 EST Comments on Links/Articles Post your comment on any of the Links/Articles or any newsworthy item. Sun, 18 Jul 2010 20:10:42 EST Comment on Obesity Article Feel free to let us know what you think about this article. Sun, 18 Jul 2010 19:44:29 EST Can someone answer this question? How in the heck has Prince stayed slim all of these years? I mean the guy looks like he get's smaller and smaller everytime I see him. Really? How do you think he does it? Wed, 23 Jun 2010 22:59:18 EST Full Figured tidbits on fashion The best pants to wear are flowy wide legged pants. They show your figure without being to clingy but you can still show that you have style and elegance. <BR> <BR> A belt worn loosely makes you feel like a diva without being a size 2. Even if you were a size 2 if you squeezed yourself in a's fashion suicide. <BR> <BR> To show what you got on top...Where a V-neckline. We don't mean for it show all of your goodies but a nice v neckline is in for the summer and is very trendy. <B... Wed, 23 Jun 2010 22:55:59 EST One of the ways to get rid of hair! Waxing....Use Shobha Sugaring Kit. Priced at $30.00. <BR> This wax has smoothe results and last as long as the traditional method or so it boasts. <BR> <BR> The formula is all natural and has water, glycerin, sugar and lemon juice in the wax. There are no chemicals. By using Shobha you will have less pain that traditional waxing becuase it adheres to the hair without damaging or ripping the skin. <BR> <BR> Wed, 23 Jun 2010 22:51:38 EST Another Great Read Ray Charles's son has written a book detailing what his life was like living under the shadows of his famous father Ray Charles. The title of the book is You Don't Know Me: Ray Chales Through His Son's eyes. <BR> <BR> The book sells for $24.99. Wed, 23 Jun 2010 22:47:10 EST A Good Read Trisha R Thomas has a new book out in her serious title Nappily Ever After. The new book is titled Un-Nappily in Love. It is about a fast paced story about a woman who has to lay the sexy on thick in order to keep her husband. <BR> <BR> The book sells for $14.99 Wed, 23 Jun 2010 22:44:05 EST Common Hair Facts that you should know Certain medicines such as blood-pressure, arthritis, thyroid and cholesterol can end up causing you to lose your hair or for your hair to become very thin. <BR> <BR> It is to late to obtain hair or scalp therapy when the skin has grown over the hair opening or you have folliculitis. <BR> <BR> Some other reasons for hair loss are diet, perimenopause, menopause, stress, illness, medication, age, vitamin, deficiency,chemicals put on the hair and over styling. <BR> <BR> A good rule of thumb ... Wed, 23 Jun 2010 22:40:55 EST Giving Props! Let's give props to Katie Washington. She is the First Black Valedictorian. She is 21 and graduated the top of her class at Notre Dame. <BR> <BR> You go girl! Wed, 23 Jun 2010 22:33:36 EST Shout outs! Hello, <BR> My name is Latrice and I'm sending my shout out to everyone. I'm shouting out from San Antonio, Texas. <BR> Wed, 23 Jun 2010 21:30:44 EST Hello where is everyone? I have noticed there is very little activity in this team. what can we do to make it better? Tue, 26 Jan 2010 16:18:51 EST How do you want to become better in 2010? For me becoming better means making changes spiritually,mentally and physically. I guess you could say I'm going to make a total change!! Wed, 23 Dec 2009 10:31:14 EST What is your favorite cheat food? For me anything chocolate and french fries. Tue, 17 Nov 2009 11:06:59 EST AAN Sisterhood AAN Sisterhood is still standing, I refuse to let this team fade away. God and I will continue to hold this team together. <BR> <BR> May God bless each and every team member. <BR> <BR> Pat <BR> Thu, 25 Jun 2009 11:34:52 EST Hurdles We jump over many hurdles as we go through life. We may fall a few times. But,with God's help,he will get us through one day at a time. Just believe in "HIM". <em>43</em> <BR> <BR> Pat Tue, 23 Jun 2009 19:18:40 EST Daily Inspiriation of the Day <BR> "When we stumble and fall, always remember that someone will pick us up for sure. Mistakes in life do happen, but GOD knows how to correct and set them right." <BR> Thu, 28 May 2009 09:23:45 EST Where is Everybody?? Hello! Team members, <BR> <BR> Where did everyone go? <BR> <BR> I am going to make it my goal everyday to post some type of encouraging words here so that it may help someone in need. <BR> <BR> <BR> "We may run, walk, stumble, drive, or fly, but let us never loose sight of the reason for the journey, or miss a chance to see a rainbow on the way". <em>41</em> Wed, 20 May 2009 16:26:53 EST New member . . . Just joined, need help to lose 20 pounds and maintain healthy lifestyle. Emotional eater. I have a few issues to resolve Wed, 17 Dec 2008 01:03:44 EST can anyone show a sista some love? Hello everyone... I am fairly new to Sparks... but I really don't receive a lot of support from my home town group in Va. I need some sisterly love for motivation and support... This change in lifestyle is really affecting me emotionally, financially, my family, and even worse.... intimately... Hoping i can find it here. Mon, 1 Dec 2008 18:13:33 EST Goal Weight for April Hello Sistas, I have question for you. What is your goal weight that you want to achieve by the end of April? Wed, 9 Apr 2008 09:02:28 EST I need a buddy! Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> I've been a member here at Spark for a few months now and I need a buddy! Although it would be nice to have someone to workout with (I'm in Central California), distance is really not an issue. I look forward to hearing from anyone who is interested. <BR> <BR> Have a blessed day! <BR> Sat, 5 Apr 2008 13:21:34 EST Special K Has anyone tried the Kellogs Special K cereal diet? Fri, 25 Jan 2008 09:59:47 EST New Member <em>249</em> Fri, 11 Jan 2008 12:17:52 EST 4 Days Till Christmas! Merry Christmas! Fri, 21 Dec 2007 22:57:30 EST Watch NBC Nightlt News 6:30pm All week You are a Sparks Motivator! THat is why I am asking for your help on gettting the word out on your email Teams by blast! Tonight NBC News 6:30pm - African American Women: Where we stand. Will air Mon, tue, wed, thur. , fri. Can you please help by sending out email to all on your list to watch. <BR> <BR> Thank you, for all of Sisterhood Mon, 26 Nov 2007 19:02:40 EST Back on the Plan Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Last year, I had lost 25 pounds. Well, in the morning, I'm starting back on the right track to loosing weight after gaining back all 25 pounds. I guess I'll say that the first step to getting back on track is the admission that I sabotaged my plan, so I'm making a U-turn back on the track to a healthy lifestyle. <em>201</em> Sun, 16 Sep 2007 23:09:51 EST Where is Everyone for this Team? Hey All, <BR> <BR> I am aware everyone has different agendas going on. Since I have joined, the atmosphere has been very very lukewarm, if I have to say so. For newcomers who join and believe they will belong to that supportive sisterhood, they are definitely getting cheated. There isn't any activity or comradarie going on. I just had to vent. No reflection on anyone particular seeing as though, I am still fairly new. However, it would be nice if some would show some love to what ap... Sun, 2 Sep 2007 13:59:23 EST Just joined... Hello everybody! <BR> <BR> Looking to meet new people and friends while losing weight! Fri, 10 Aug 2007 13:11:26 EST Hiya! I'm relatively new to the team and was just wondering if anyone is still in this group? Thu, 28 Jun 2007 21:02:55 EST Daily Shout Out Just wanted to stop in and say hello to my Sisters and see how everyone was doing. <BR> <BR> Things are getting better for me each day. Trying to get back into the flow of things and really get on a roll. <BR> <BR> As always I wish you all continue success. <BR> <BR> Alesia. Sun, 20 May 2007 18:36:15 EST Weight Watchers vs Sparkpeople Any idea why I have success with one and not the other? I've lost weight with WW in the past. I'm not having as much luck with SP. I think it's my level of committment. I think paying the money each week makes me more conscious of what I put in my mouth. I don't's weird. What do you think? Mon, 7 May 2007 09:00:53 EST Celebrity Fit Club., with Dr. Ian Coming to a state near you. <BR> I went to the one in Baltimore, it was really nice. <BR> <BR> <BR> Fri, 27 Apr 2007 12:16:30 EST SP Articles Hey Ladies, <BR> <BR> For those of you who faithfully read SP articles, which ones do you find most helpful and do you really take their advice? <BR> <BR> And for those of you who don't get a chance to read them I challenge you to read just one a day or at least 3 a week. <BR> <BR> As for me, I love them becuase I've gotten some really great information that helps me with my weight loss journey and I've also found articles that have helped me when dealing with family members and friends. ... Mon, 23 Apr 2007 19:03:09 EST Extreme Fat Smash Diet Has anyone heard about this diet? I briefly heard it mentioned on the radio, but missed the discussion. Tue, 10 Apr 2007 13:41:12 EST Playlist for working out What your workout play list? <BR> <BR> Mine: <BR> Wang Dang Doddle- Koko Taylor <BR> Money Maker-Ludacris <BR> Shake Ya Ass- Mystikal <BR> Lean Back-Terror Squad <BR> Don't Stop...Plant Rock-Afrika Boombatta <BR> Boogie Oogie Oogie-Taste of Honey <BR> Transformer-Gnarls Barkley <BR> many more... <em>236</em> Fri, 23 Mar 2007 20:19:09 EST Biggest Loser Misawa Japan, Weigh-In Well the time has come around for that 2nd weigh-in for the Biggest Loser Competition in Misawa Japan. I weighed in at 179.2 lbs which makes an additional 10.8 lbs lost since the first weigh-in. Total I've lost 25.2 lbs since the program began in Jan. They haven't posted the results so that I can find out what place I'm in, but after the first weigh-in I was in 4th place. So I'm hoping that I moved up to maybe 3rd or even 2nd place. <BR> <BR> For the Boot Camp program, I've lost a tota... Tue, 6 Mar 2007 04:31:01 EST NEW MEMBER HI EVERYONE, IT'S BEEN A LONG TIME COMING FOR ME TO LOSE WEIGHT AND VERY HAPPY THAT I HAVE SOME SUPPORT FROM SISTERHOOD I'AM STARTING FRESH NEXT WEEK ON MONDAY. ALSO I WILL HAVE MY PICTURE UP SOON Thu, 1 Mar 2007 15:29:49 EST What did you have for Dinner Today? I had fish sticks,corn,green beans and a banana & lots of water. Tue, 27 Feb 2007 21:58:01 EST flabby arms Would like to communicate with anyone witha similiar problem. i must have the biggest arms and they are difinitely my archiles tendon. I have lost nearly 50lbs and only 2 inches from my arms. i know this is an area I must work daily. It has gotten so that my hips are looking smaller than my arms. everyone says I'm being hard on myself because i have come so far but being hard on myself has gotten me this far. What exercises are people using? how often? free weight or circuit? less comm... Fri, 16 Feb 2007 14:12:00 EST Good Morning! 1 Corinthians 13 <BR> <BR> <BR> If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am become sounding brass, or a clanging cymbal. And if I have [the gift of] prophecy, and know all mysteries and all knowledge; and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. And if I bestow all my goods to feed [the poor], and if I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profiteth me nothing. <BR> <BR> Love suffereth long, [and] is kind; ... Wed, 14 Feb 2007 00:36:49 EST New Hello Everyone! <BR> <em>41</em> Tue, 6 Feb 2007 17:48:34 EST Today's The Day Okay today is our weigh In <BR> This is what we need to know <BR> * waist measurments <BR> * weight <BR> * did you accomplish calorie Goal <BR> * did you work out~ how long <BR> * Did you cheat?? ( keepin it real ) <BR> and anything else you have accomplished that day, or any new things that are working for you !! <BR> Weigh ins are on Mondays, however please post daily with your other info. Today is the first weigh in! Good Luck <BR> <em>192</em> Mon, 5 Feb 2007 08:09:23 EST Lost 14.4 lbs @ Biggest Loser Weigh-In Today Hi All, <BR> I'm excited becuase I weighed in today for Misawa Japan's Biggest Loser Competition. At the initial weigh-in I was 204.4 lbs and today I weighed in at 190 lbs. My program is working wonders and I'm just excited to spread the happiness I'm feeling! Everyone, keep up the hard work becuase it does pay off! <BR> -Monica <BR> Fri, 2 Feb 2007 06:21:36 EST The Dreaded TOTM What is it about the week of my cycle, I gain at least 3 pounds but if I keep my eating routine and workout routine the same, the week after, I will loose at least 5 pounds. Does water weight gain effect anyone else the same way? I always thought it was just a myth but I'm a believer now. Mon, 29 Jan 2007 07:27:33 EST Hoodia Hello All, <BR> I have been hearing alot about Hoodia, so I bought some to check it out. I started last week. This stuff is amazing and all natural. It really surpresses appetite. I have lost 1.5 pounds within a weeks time. I have been able to eat and stay within my calorie intake without feeling the urge to go to the vending machine. Has anyone else tried it?? Fri, 26 Jan 2007 12:44:30 EST Hi My name is Deniesha. I am 26 years old. I am at the heaviest I have ever been, weighing in at 213lbs. This is not a good look on a 5'4 frame. I recently joined this site at the recommendation of a friend. The hardest thing fore me is to stay motivated and sticking to a exercise regime. I can do the diet thing, but I'm realizing diet and exercise goes hand-and-hand if you really want to lose weight. I would really appreciate any suggestions on staying motivated enough to hit the gym. Thank You... Fri, 19 Jan 2007 11:26:29 EST A comment that shocked me! I am a RN and teach 11th and 12th graders. This morning one of the maintence men at my workplace wanted me to weigh him and tell his BMI. I did I told him that according to his weight and height he was at risk for Diabetes, high blood pressure, etc... He was looking at the big picture of losing alot of weight. I told him to make small goals like 5-10 pounds at a time rather than 50 pounds. I also told him I once weighed about 230 pounds and my BMI was 38 now its 30, I told him that I am tryin... Fri, 19 Jan 2007 09:21:32 EST New to site and board Hello Ladies, <BR> <BR> I'm TaShawn, from NC. I had a beautiful baby boy in July. I needed badly to lose some of this weight I gained through pregnancy. This is my second time on this journey. About five years ago, I was able to lose 80lbs. and I swore to myself that I would never gain my weight back. Well here am again. I know that it's going to be a journey but I'm willing and able to walk down that road again. A coworker mentioned how helpful this site is to her, so I decided to give it a... Sun, 14 Jan 2007 13:52:04 EST Hello My Sisters! I don't often get opportunity to stop here and chat but I would like to share with you ladies some things that have happened for me lately. My hope is that you will be encouraged by the things I share and that it will boost you just enough to get you to the next level. <BR> <BR> Some of you know that I started SparkPeople in October. <BR> I actually started on the 16th. I had been to see my doctor and had had some news that for me was devastating. I knew that I was fat, I even joked about i... Fri, 12 Jan 2007 17:57:26 EST Apple Cider Vinegar I recently overheard family members talking about all the benefits of apple cider vinegar. Is there anyone out there who uses it daily? I talked to a friend that's a nurse and he said to take a tablespoon each day. <BR> <BR> Any thoughts? <BR> Does it work? Sun, 7 Jan 2007 22:42:15 EST Reflections on 2006! Reflections! <BR> <BR> As I look back at this past year I am amazed at all that I have seen happen in my life. I began the year with a prophetic Word from God being spoken to me. That Word has surly come to fruition in this year! <BR> <BR> I was told that this would be a "REVELATIONARY" year and it was. I started the year off in the Word of God, doing the Purposed Driven Life and then a 90 Day Bible Challenge. I completed that challenge in less than the 90 days but the journey was mightily... Sat, 6 Jan 2007 06:31:23 EST Happy New Year! Any resolutions? Hello ladies. I haven't been as active here as I'd like to be but i do have several teams of my own that i created here and am trying to keep up with them. I do hope that everyone enjoyed their holidays and that you are beginning to settle back into your regular routines. <BR> <BR> I would like to share my resolutions with you all and if you have any that you would like to share please feel at liberty to do so. <BR> <BR> May God richly bless you in this year of completion. Some things will... Sat, 6 Jan 2007 06:24:03 EST HI Hi everyone, <BR> Just wanted to introduce myself. I am trying to get on the road of healthiness. I come from a family which has diabetes and I am trying my hardness to start being more healthy. Being motivated to exercise is my problem. Just looking for some support. <em>41</em> Wed, 3 Jan 2007 22:21:27 EST Hello everyone Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> I recently joined the team and I just wanted to introduce myself. I am a busy wife and mother and I decided that 2007 would be the year for me to take my health and losing weight seriously. I have lost weight in the past, but I came short of my goals when I gained the weight back. I am so busy with my family obligations, work, school, and church that I have little time for myself. I decided that this would be the year for me to make time for myself. Sparkpeople is a... Sun, 31 Dec 2006 10:58:16 EST Happy Birthday Jesus and Merry Christmas to all !! This is the day of the year that the world has made the date that we celebrate the birth of Christ. <BR> <BR> We, children of God, know that we do not know the exact time of His birth but we know that He was born because the Bible tells us of His birth and we believe His Word. <BR> <BR> We know that He was born of a virgin, which Mary conceived by the Spirit of God. He was born into the lowest place, and unclean conditions, yet He is high and lifted up. He came into these unclean conditions... Mon, 25 Dec 2006 07:05:12 EST Happy December!! Hello Ladies, <BR> <BR> Well, it is here. The month of trials and tribulation. For me this is truly the challenge month. If I loose one pound this month I'm going to party P. Diddy style. <BR> I love Christmas and everything associated with it...good and bad. I'm never mad, I love people more, I'm happier, I have more energy. I don't know why but the real meaning of this season just fills me with unspeakable joy. <BR> <BR> I wish you and your family the best holiday season ever. Wheth... Fri, 1 Dec 2006 10:18:21 EST where is everyone? i hope everyone is doing well this week. its been kind of quiet. lets make some noise and be glad we are losing this weight.if you have fell off, dust yourself off and get back on track. you can do it!!! <em>107</em> Tue, 14 Nov 2006 14:10:44 EST A WORD FROM THE LORD Good Morning, Good Afternoon, Good Evening, or Good Night! <BR> <BR> <BR> Whatever time of day it may be I hope that you are having a great day! <BR> <BR> As I lay sleeping one night the Spirit of the lord began to speak to me and gave me the directive to send forth His Word. While I was yet sleeping He began to speak to me and said,"Write what I Am speaking to you, for this is for My Body". I arose with the Words of God flowing through my thoughts and I wrote as He spoke in my hearin... Tue, 7 Nov 2006 10:03:46 EST If you are on the road to nowhere,find another When we are following the wrong teahcings or philisophy, we get stuck. We do not evolve. Life just doesn't seem to come together. We see the same people saying and doing the same thing. We may all be in agreement, but we still are not growing. We may all know there is something better, somewhere. We may want or need more. But because we don't know exactly what "it" is, we stay stuck in what is familair. Could it possibly be that it is time to move on? Shift gears? Get back to basics? Open our... Mon, 14 Aug 2006 11:40:46 EST No I asked God to take away my habit, God said no, it's not for me to take away but for you to give up. <BR> I asked God to make my handicapped child whole, he said no, his spirit is whole, his body is onlt temporary. <BR> I asked God to grant me patience, God said no, patience is a by-product of tribulations, it isn't granted, it is learned. <BR> I asked God to give me happiness, God said no, I give you blessings happiness is up to you. <BR> I asked God to spare me pain, God said no, sufferings... Sun, 13 Aug 2006 14:49:21 EST Let go! When we believe we are losing control, we grab on tight. If we want to avoid pain, we hold on for dear life. When we are in fear of losing, looking bad or being abandoned, we tighten our grip. When our greatest fear comes upon us, we clench our fist and teeth, close our eyes and hold on. We must learn how to let go. We have the capacity to live through any adversity if we simply let it go. We cannot stop time or destiny. Whatever is going to hapoen has already happened; we must learn how to s... Fri, 11 Aug 2006 10:30:29 EST What is written cannot be changed We cannot change the colour of our skin. What we can change is how we feel about it. We cannot change a pain-filled past, what we can do is change how it affects us. We cannot change how others may feel about who we are where we've been. What we can change is how we see it,how we use it and how others use it to our benifit or detriment. The past has already been written, but we have the power to write the future,based on who we are and what we do now. Only we can write a future based onh self... Tue, 8 Aug 2006 10:10:33 EST STOP Most of us know exactly what it is that creates the pain, confusion, stagnation and disruption in our lives. Whether it is a habit, behaviour, relationship or fear, we know. Unfortunately, we seem powerless to stop whatever it is. Sometimes we believe we don't have the discipline or willpower to stop. The behaviour becomes so habitual we do it without thinking. We are the only ones responsible for what goes on in our lives. We can make excuses and blame others, but we are responsible to and f... Fri, 4 Aug 2006 09:55:33 EST Whats for dinner? I FIGURE SINCE DINNER IS OFTEN HARD FOR US, WE CAN HELP EACH OTHER WITH IDEAS FOR DINNER, IF WE ARE CLUELESS ON WHAT TO HAVE WE CAN COME ON HERE FOR SUGGESTIONS. <BR> <BR> TODAY FOR DINNER I HAD <BR> <BR> MANWICH SLOPPY JOE HEAT & SERVE(ALREADY PREPARED W/ MEAT & SAUCE), 1/4 CUP <BR> <BR> RICH HARVEST WHOLE GRAIN SANDWICH BUN, 1 BUN <BR> <BR> TURNIP GREENS W/DICED TURNIPS(PUBLIX FROZEN), 1 CUP COOKED <BR> <BR> UNSWEETENED APPLESAUCE. 1/2 CUP <BR> <BR> AND WAS DELISH, I HAVENT HAD SLOPPY... Fri, 21 Jul 2006 19:08:15 EST Recipes to try, add some of your favs ladies! FETTUCCINE ALFREDO <BR> <BR> MAKES 4 SERVINGS <BR> <BR> 1 (12 OZ) BOX WHOLE WHEAT FETTUCCINE <BR> 1 3/4c NONFAT MILK <BR> 1 TBS CORNSTARCH <BR> 1 TBS ALL PURPOSE FLOUR <BR> 1/2 TBS BUTTER <BR> 1 SMALL ONION, FINELY CHOPPED <BR> 1/4 TSP KOSHER SALT <BR> 1/2 TSP BLACK PEPPER <BR> 1/2c FINELY GRATED PARMESEAN CHEESE <BR> 3 TBS FINELY CHOPPED FRESH PARSLEY 0R YOU CAN SPRINKLE DRIED PARSLEY FLAKES <BR> <BR> 1. BOIL A LARGE POT OF SALTED WATER. COOK PASTA ACCORDING TO PACKAGE DIRECTIONS. COOK U... Sat, 8 Jul 2006 17:27:03 EST AAN Sisterhood Group Forum This topic was automatically created when the SparkPoints Group "AAN Sisterhood" was started. Here is the description for this Group: <BR> <BR> This group is a support network for African American Sistas. Support, Friendship, Positive Feedback is what you will find here !! Sun, 18 Jun 2006 08:28:37 EST