SparkPeople Tattooed, Pierced Beautiful Body Modders! Team Messageboard Everyone needs support and like minded people tend to be awesome supporters. This team is for those who have/want tattoos, piercings, body modifications! SparkPeople Tattooed, Pierced Beautiful Body Modders! Team Messageboard Hi, there. Hi! My name is Amanda. I just joined today. [: I have three tattoos so far and am working on getting more. Unfortunately, student loans payments and basic living expenses come first. \: I am 24 years old and a chocolatier, which makes weight loss pretty hard. Haha. Nice to meet you all! [: Sat, 16 Mar 2013 19:43:34 EST Summer hurry and get here! summer days i miss you! cant wait to get back into the spring and swim my bootie off littarly! :) i sure am ready for this snow to go away its the first snow here in south east missouri and im not enjoying it at all. just more reason to shed pounds for the upcoming summer and bathing suit possibilties. ;) Wed, 26 Dec 2012 13:45:59 EST What do you do to make exercise fun? I love working out in the pool, its a great full body workout and its fun at the same time, plus when the summer comes around the all day swim at the river or the spring is a workout and a pleasure. :) Mon, 10 Dec 2012 16:32:15 EST Check out the new team goal! I find for my mental health it really helps me to read something positive every day even if its just a sentence or paragraph. I feel it calms me and helps especially on stressful days. I think we often forget how important our mental health is as well. Thu, 6 Dec 2012 17:11:58 EST What changes have you seen in your life last 5 yrs Seeing spark people and missing this place has made me think its timeto change my page be here and makes me wonder what all everyone else has been through. I know for me ive been divorced sense 2011, separated in 2010, found out from my ex husband what its like to be cheated on and left for another woman, ive been in a committed relationship for a good while with someone who is more like myself who has my goals, dreams, hobbies and so on. Which i didnt have before. I live back on the road i g... Tue, 4 Dec 2012 12:25:47 EST Finally Got My Nose AND Belly Button Pierced Today i got both and i love them.I am kinda sore but its awesome.I have the bar.looks like A WEIRD bended upside down U. Mon, 24 Sep 2012 23:22:51 EST Newbie here! Hey, my name's Celina! I got my first tattoo a few months ago, a dream catcher on my right shoulder that I actually drew out myself. I've had 18 piercings down to five now though. I support any type of body modification if it makes the person feel better about themselves. That's what it should be all about anyways, not what's "cool". Sat, 11 Aug 2012 00:36:00 EST From couch to 5K Anyone interested you workout 3 times a week and by the end of the program you should be able to run at least 3 miles!!!! I am starting it today if you want info let me know!!! it would be great to have a partner other than my husband haha Mon, 9 Jan 2012 10:41:16 EST Who is ready for the new year!!!!! Well I am bringing in the new year right!!! I gained over the holidays (who didnt right?) and I am really trying tro start jogging/running anyone know where to start with this shiz? I've lost 6 lbs so far this year I am shooting for like 50-60 lbs so I can have another baby I also quit smoking (yay) Who is ready to tackle this year???? How much weight have ya'll got to lose??? Sun, 8 Jan 2012 16:04:49 EST More Ink, Please Greetings & Salutations, <BR> <BR> Long time ink collector with 7 pieces including a full leg blast and and unfinished side blast (gotta drop this weight before I continue) <BR> <BR> Looking forward to chatting and sharing with you all here. <BR> <BR> Pew-Pew, <BR> ZB Tue, 29 Nov 2011 09:42:05 EST Fresh ink Howdy everyone, My names Junior. I have been on spark people little over a month now. Have been working to loose the weight for 10 weeks now and as you can see i was off to a great start. I am now where i think i should be 2-4 pounds a week. Looking forward to reaching my first goal and meeting new friends on SP. I have five tattoos and have been pierced in the ears and tongue. I hope when i have extra money to get a back piece done something like a 50's drive up dinner with 3 or 4 cars like ... Tue, 9 Aug 2011 01:32:50 EST Tattoo Competition! Please Vote For Me!!! Alrighty all my tattooed SparkFriends- I need your help!!! I entered my tattoos into a local competition called the Ink Off and now I need your help to get votes!!! The prize is $500 in new tattoos! Woot!! <BR> <BR> Please go vote for my tattoos (and vote high if you like them!) and help me be able to earn the title of the best tattoos in Albuquerque!!! I would truly appreciate any votes you are able to submit!!! <BR> <BR> <link>1041theedge.clearcontes&#8203;<BR>/front/image_contes... Mon, 25 Jul 2011 21:51:32 EST My next tattoo is my motivation I always rewarded myself with food. I am a food lover, a food addict at times, and whenever I did something well, food was my instant reward. Well, ever since setting out on my weight-loss journey, I've found that food is nourish-er, not a reward/punishment system. <BR> <BR> So, I've decided that when I reach my first goal (about 10 pounds from now) I'm going to reward myself with my next tattoo, instead! I want it to be a shark on my forearm, something similar to this: http://www.galleryof... Mon, 25 Jul 2011 01:33:35 EST Let's get this group POPPIN When I joined it said there hadn't been activity in a long while! So i asked to be a group leader and was approved! I was searching high and low for people who looked and had the same interests as me and here ya are!!! Does anyone have any suggestions as to what they want from this group or little achievements? Mon, 11 Jul 2011 15:47:45 EST Piercing on the Move Hi, <BR> <BR> I'm Amanda, I'm new to this thread, but not to Spark. I got my navel pierced almost four years ago, however I was quite a bit heavier then than I am now. I've been noticing that my navel piercing has moved from being in my belly button, to being almost on my stomach, more like a surface piercing. <BR> <BR> Has this happened to anyone else? If I take my navel ring out and leave it out with I look stupid because it kind of looks like my stomach is pierced? Or should I just be ... Fri, 1 Apr 2011 13:44:19 EST New Presents!!! I got new ink yesterday and I LOVE it!!! I wanted to share it with all of you! Check it out! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=4085893 </link> Sat, 12 Mar 2011 09:49:20 EST meeeow!! hey everyone! i am new to the site !! my name is Star and i am 28 yrs old. I am looking for a buddy in the Clearwater area to gym with and talk with so we can motivate each other. I have about 50-60lbs I would like to lose and i hate to say it, but sometimes working out and eating right starts to get a little boring. =) My biggest problem is probably when I forget to drink water because I am never thirsty. I just dont want to give up and sometimes i think having a partner on this journey with... Thu, 10 Mar 2011 03:31:27 EST Hello from a tattooed and proud EMT Hi everyone! My name is Deanna and I'm 28 from WNY and a full time EMT. I'm new to this whole on-line diet site thing so I'm just hoping it helps me stay motivated! I feel like I am too young to feel the way I do. I must admit that after only a week of diet and exercise I am already feeling better! Working in EMS overnights can be VERY hard to try and eat "right" but so far I have been making it work by making healthy choices. I hope to stay on track with the use of Spark. Just wanted to say ... Thu, 3 Mar 2011 04:14:04 EST exercise with a new tattoo I just got tattooed on Tuesday... how long should I wait (or should I) before I exercise? Experiences? Thanks! Thu, 17 Feb 2011 18:04:05 EST Yup, new member 1.Name: Vanessa <BR> 2.How many tats do you have: 1 <BR> 3.What other body mods do you have: currently just 4 piercings <BR> 4.What’s your fave colors: Dark Blue <BR> 5.Where is the most painful place u been tattooed: I've only had one and it wasn't painful. <BR> 6.Where are you from: Harrisburg Pa <BR> 7.Age: 30 <BR> 8.If you don’t have tattoos yet what do u want: I want one for each of my 3 boys but I haven't made up my mind yet. <BR> 9.What is a hot piercing on the opposite sex: Lip <em>... Sun, 6 Feb 2011 18:48:08 EST Hello Hi! I browsed through all of the posts first and decided i liked how a lot of you did the Q & A style so I'm gonna be a copycat for a min. LOL. <BR> <BR> 1.Name: Adamsdoll (Candi) <BR> <BR> 2.How many tats do you have: 1 on my upper back that goes from blade to blade base of neck to middle of back. Took 4 hours straight, no breaks. My hubby drew it and it's for our three daughters. If you want to see it check out my pics. :-) I also have one across my chest, but it's not big enough for me ... Tue, 1 Feb 2011 16:29:28 EST Microdermals Love 'em, hate em? <BR> <BR> I personally have eight. Fri, 7 Jan 2011 13:34:48 EST It only hurts till the pain goes away. Hi, names Missy. <BR> <BR> I'm a professional body piercer with a working of tattoos. <BR> Currently I'm not able to pierce since I'm living in another country and have no work visa but I love bod-mods. Fri, 7 Jan 2011 07:55:49 EST self motivators what are you doing? So i find sometimes i have to find unsual or just different ways of Self Motivation and i find that if you only work out or eat healthy when your motivated that your least likely to reach your goals, we have days were just not motivated but we cant let that keep us from eating healthy and working out. So when i dont FEEL motivated i SELF motivate, i buy a new health magazine and read about a success story, i get a new dvd to work out too, i make up my own personal challenge etc. So what do yo... Thu, 9 Dec 2010 10:13:41 EST any night shifters here? i started working night shift a month ago and its defiantly a dreaded shift for those trying to live a healthy life style but i am determined to do it! :) any tips or ideas out there for night shift people? the best thing i know to do is to bring my own food and its a must because about half the night is easily spent in the kitchen. I cook a lot of the night and the main food im assigned to make is the next days desserts, fortunantely most of those foods i cant even take a little taste becau... Thu, 9 Dec 2010 10:09:34 EST Nipple piercings.. painful??? Hello everyone.. well Sat night my hub started on a new tatt.. (my anniversary present to him)..As we sat with our friends (our artist is also our close friend..and his wife).. we chatted about piercings. Their son pierces, although I've never used him. (just feels odd to me). <BR> <BR> Anyways they discussed how they thought nipples were the most painful. Wife said it hurt more than her VCH.. and put her off on piercings entirely so much so she won't get her belly done now. Her hub said... Mon, 8 Nov 2010 08:01:06 EST To pierce or not to pierce that is the question... OK, so I have a stud in my nose and a stud through my tongue. I've been contemplating getting one through my lip(off to the side). Here is the dilemma: I'm getting married in June and a lot of people are suggesting I wait till after the wedding. Any thoughts? Wed, 15 Sep 2010 18:45:20 EST Anyone ready for the fall? so anyone ready for the fall? this has been such a hot summer im ready for it to cool off and enjoy the outdoors without sun burning or sweating to death! im pretty fantaical about my sunscreen sense i have tattoos now and the kinds i use and bad me didnt put any on the other day and i sunburned my chest tat but luckly it seem to be ok. so anyone got any plans for the fall, looking forward to it? Thu, 19 Aug 2010 17:27:13 EST You know how bad that looks, right? Yeah, that's what my boss said the morning he saw me with a new peircing -- a beautiful silver captive bead ring through the right side of my lip. That makes my third facial piercing, and my fourteenth current piercing (the others are on my ears at the moment). Add that to a tattoo on the right side of my head behind my ear? <BR> <BR> I'm my father's little nightmare, a disappointment to bosses, and a body modification addict. <BR> <BR> All of my weight loss rewards are centered around pier... Thu, 19 Aug 2010 14:22:36 EST Newb Hurr Hi, I'm Kristen! Newb to this team forum. I found this group by way of other tattooed Sparkers. <BR> I am ready to look fabulous in my ink and feel good in my beautiful skin! <BR> In fact, I just got new shoulder pieces! Come check them out in my gallery/blog. I'm very fond of first place in small color. Hearts to my tattoo artist! <BR> <em>334</em> Thu, 12 Aug 2010 16:12:32 EST Tattoos & Weight Loss I'm curious what people's experiences are with their tattoos in regards to lost or gained weight. The skin is a stretchy organ, and I've always put off getting my dream tattoos because I fear after losing weight the image will change or shrivel or something awful. For those of you who have gained weight, how have your tattoos fared? Thu, 5 Aug 2010 19:59:18 EST Literary Tattoos! Any literary nerds out there? <BR> <BR> I found a great Herman Melville tattoo on a google image search the other day—placed nicely on some chap's bicep. Boy would I like to have some one on one time with that. <BR> <BR> My good friend has a scene from Wuthering Heights on his bicep. Very nice. Now I'm thinking about what tattoos I want to get once I hit my goal weight next year. Emily Dickinson's portrait in a gothic cameo, something from Moby Dick (a squid? Moby himself? Queequeg's ha... Wed, 7 Jul 2010 19:53:08 EST New here Hello all! I'm 28 years old single mom to 2 young boys. We are from Ohio. Oh yea I'm Vicky :) I got my *first* tattoo last November after wanting it for at least few years but was too chicken. Then couple friends and I went together and got them! We are thinking about going back again later this year for another one LOL! Sun, 13 Jun 2010 22:08:49 EST BME I know that BME has changed a lot over the years, but is anyone here from BME's IAM? I've been on there for years but haven't talked much in a while. Thu, 10 Jun 2010 13:18:12 EST New Tattoos for Me!! Hey fellow Ink Lovers!! <BR> <BR> I got new ink yesterday and I thought I would share my excitement! It was an 8 hour session with over 6 hours of ink time - check it out! I posted pics on my blog and my page!! <BR> <BR> This brings my grand total to 13 tattoos and 14 body piercings! Woot! <BR> <BR> Have a great day! Yay for new tattoos!!! Thu, 10 Jun 2010 11:43:55 EST hey everyone Hi my name is sadi and I'm determined to lose these last 10-15 lbs I've been carrying around since i had my son. I have 7 tattoo's but planning to start working on a sleeve as soon as i can get all my funds together for it. I've had my septum, lebret, belly button, nostril, tounge and nipples all pierced but slowly they all came out one by one. I still have my ears gauged but right now they are only a 00 they used to be 1/2" and i plan on getting them back there and maybe even to 5/8th since ... Mon, 17 May 2010 10:43:04 EST Hey all! I'm new here, and figured I'd introduce myself. I'm Fox, a 27 year old redheaded chick who is (more than slightly) obsessed with skulls & heavy metal music. <BR> <BR> So far, I've got 2x4g first lobes, 2x10g second lobes (my goal is to get these slowly to a 6g), a 14g navel & a brand-spankin'-new 18g right nostril piercing. <BR> <BR> No tattoos to speak of yet. Not that I don't want any -- I just know myself, and once I get my first... many more will follow. <BR> <BR> I'm planning a trip... Thu, 13 May 2010 13:18:20 EST Hey everyone I'm Jenny...I used to be in this team, but left like a year ago...I wasn't very active. But I'm back...just wanted to say hello. Tue, 11 May 2010 20:58:26 EST Hi, I am new here Hi, I am Bea. I am 36 and I just joined this website tonight. I need a lot of motivation to stay on any kind of fitness plan. It seems like I am starting to loose a grip on some of my healthy habits that I lived easily only a few years ago. I know what I want but I just need help getting there again. <BR> <BR> A few years ago I lost 85 pounds which put me at an adult all time low of 155 starting from my all time high weight of my whole life, 240(ish). Two years later and now I am hove... Sun, 9 May 2010 00:28:02 EST i got my nose pierced! i did it! i wanted it for awhile and finally i did it! totally out of the blue! I have a story for ya all later on though lol, what an ordeal it was! for one the jewelry popped out of my nose like 2 hours after it was pierced!!!! yes oh it did! blood too lots of it! i just hope it all heals well and wot not. so far im pretty happy with my nose piercing. :) Tue, 4 May 2010 19:25:43 EST making new goals? reaching old goals? So i wonder how are we all doing on goals? Making any new goals? Reached any old goals? Goals give us direction and when we meet our goals it gives us such a sense of accomplishment. I am in the process of making new goals myself. I will post then as soon as i get them set in stone and decide on what needs worked on. I recently rejoined a gym and am enjoying getting back into exercise. :) Fri, 30 Apr 2010 21:05:27 EST anyone struggling, anyone need extra help? Is there anyone out here that needs some extra help and extra push? A pen pal, an email pal, a facebook, myspace pal, someone dependable that will be there. If any of you all would like to have a pal this is a great thread to say hey, i need help, i am struggling, i just need someone extra to talk too, maybe someone going through the same thing, maybe someone who went through it and beat it. I myself have struggled sense january to lose additional weight and gain and lose a few pounds here an... Mon, 19 Apr 2010 16:08:23 EST Hi Hi, My name is Lisa. I don't actually have any tattos or piercings just yet. My husband however has quite a few. He has over 40 tattos. Some he did himself while working at a tat shop a few years back. He also has a few piercings. I do plan on getting tats. My goal I think right now is to reward myself with a tatto that I've wanted for a while when I hit a weight milestone. Anyways, nice to meet you all. Thu, 8 Apr 2010 12:52:02 EST My favorite reward... One of the biggest reasons I want to lose weight and get a toned body is so that I'm more comfortable showing off my ink... <BR> <BR> I have a dragon on my right flank and a phoenix on my left. My phoenix needs to be finished shading and I think that's going to be my big reward when I reach goal. Or I may make it a smaller reward and start my back piece when I make goal. We'll see what the funds allow. Mon, 15 Mar 2010 14:11:26 EST New Piercings = Workout problems? Hey everyone! <BR> <BR> Piercings have come and gone for me, but currently I will getting re-pierced this week and needed a buddy to give me a little advice. Here's my deal: <BR> I got my nipples pierced back in November, I was having issues, one of them rejected, and I didnt like the placement of the other one, so the piercer removed them. I've been in a couple times since to see how they were healing, and now they are OK and I will be going in this week to re-do them. Here's my dilemma; af... Tue, 23 Feb 2010 09:31:52 EST summer goals anyone? so how are we all feeling about summer? any goals? <BR> <BR> personally im ready to be a weight i havent been in the summer for long time and to be back in my summer cloths from over 2 years ago! I'm also ready to enjoy this summer more and to take advantage of the outdoors! :) Wed, 17 Feb 2010 14:47:21 EST pen pals Hi everyone! My name is Renee I would really like some people to write to by snail mail, that would be awesome! those with similar interests etc who have a fair bit of weight to lose like me! :) <BR> Some of my interests are punk,goth,dark wave,heavy rock and some metal music. Art esp drawing and painting,tattoo designs,piercings,camping,vodka,beer, <BR> animals,and morning walks. send me a message to my inbox if your interested! I also suffer from depression and anxiety and I really want to ... Tue, 9 Feb 2010 23:18:24 EST New to piercings Hello everyone! My name is Angela, and I have just recently started getting piercings. I use piercings as rewards for myself when I lose weight. When I lost 50 pounds I got my right cartilage pierced, that was back in September. Then this past Sunday for my 70 pound loss, I got an industrial piercing. I have posted a picture of it on my spark page for those who want to see. It definitely hurts more than the one I got on the right lol. I am hoping to get at least 1 more piercing! Wed, 27 Jan 2010 15:53:08 EST getting a new tattoo soon! ;) I'm so excited!!! I'm getting a new pin up girl next month!!! I called my artist and made it pretty official so im bouncing off the walls lol. Mon, 11 Jan 2010 21:24:52 EST New Years Goals Anyone? So is anyone making any new years goals? Looking forward to a new year? I am making a goal to KEEP making goals as goal making is really pushing me and helping a lot! I also am making the goal to be at least 299 before the New Year so i can start in the 200s this year! My goal for the whole year is to be to my goal weight within the 2010 year! :) Sat, 26 Dec 2009 20:57:12 EST I want to pierce my nips..advice? Anyone have them done already? Any problems or thoughts on it? <BR> <BR> Lisa Tue, 24 Nov 2009 15:07:15 EST Yes i did it i broke 310! Yes i did it finally! I broke 310! I prayed to please let me be under 310 t his last weeka nd even said i didnt care if i was 309.75 just so long as it was under 310! Well lol i laughed when i saw the scale because it said 309.75!! But i laughed because i was thrilled! I havent seen that number ina LONG time and when i broke 310 it felt like fears that i have held on too just left me! They are gone and no more! Because i proved those fears wrong! I can and i DID get under 310! I am so much cl... Sun, 22 Nov 2009 15:09:49 EST SNAKEBITES!!! gonna add snakebites to my tat and piercing collection on december 1st (if all goes well, that is). i will have to hide them at work, but i have 16 days of vacation starting on the 2nd. that will be enough for them to heal enough for me to change the jewelry to something that is "invisible" upon general inspection. i have always wanted these piercings and now i'm going to get them! happy birthday to me!!! <BR> <BR> oh yea, and it's kind of a make-up to myself since i had to take out my t... Sun, 22 Nov 2009 14:06:41 EST Hi My name is amber I am 23 years old and live in Spokane Washington.... Hope everyone has a good night! Wed, 11 Nov 2009 01:07:52 EST Winter Goals Anyone? So does anyone have any winter goals? I have a goal to be under the 300s by December 31st. Tue, 27 Oct 2009 23:20:07 EST Winter Goals Anyone? So does anyone have any winter goals? i belong to which is the program i follow and i have started their Holiday Challenge. 10 people will win and get a trip to Dallas, Texas! So my goal for the winter is to break the 300s! that is the goal i set as part of my Holiday Challenge. So what are your goals? Tue, 27 Oct 2009 23:19:28 EST Journaling... Does anyone here keep a Diary or Journal? I have decided to start journaling in a journal i named the Transformation Journal. In just a bit ill post a photo of it! i already journal my food but i thought what would happen if i journaled my days based on my transformation journey? Well i think ill catch mistakes before they can happen and i also believe once i reach goal weight ill have this journal to turn back too and remind myself of all the hard work and dedication and committment it took ... Sun, 18 Oct 2009 22:43:11 EST Hello All! Hey folks! Happy to be part of this sparkteam! i have several piercings and ten tattoos. im trying to get back into shape so i can start showing off those tattoos again. <em>41</em> im from niagara falls, ny. anyone from around there? Sun, 11 Oct 2009 12:49:00 EST Halloween is coming soon! So i can say i have no plans. this is a small town and not much goes on. any body have plans themselves for halloween? one of my goals is to be at goal weight by next halloween so i can be anything i want! at this size im limited! id love for my husband and i to go as Jack and Sally from The Nightmare Before Christmas! :) Sun, 4 Oct 2009 20:45:29 EST what beautiful weather! :) the weather here is so beautiful today! it feels so good and its really energized me. its made me really think about what makes me happy and why its so important to stay happy as i can! i even started writing a program about happiness for TOPS Taking Off Pounds Sensibly, the weight loss group i co lead and will soon lead. I hope you all are enjoying beautiful weather! Love to hear how you all are doing and what is making you happy in your life! :) Mon, 28 Sep 2009 18:51:33 EST New to the team Hey all, just joined spark a few weeks ago and still figuring it out. I was on the look out for new teams that I could identify with and was amazed when I found this one! I have 3 tattoos and a nose ring and I'll be getting my first half sleeve in about a week. Looking forward to getting to know all of you. <BR> Tue, 22 Sep 2009 04:41:04 EST OT: Mad at OB and hubby! OK I am 16 days post-op and had a check up with my OB yesterday. I am still having alot of pelvic pain. It still hurts to walk long distances or very fast at all. I am still bleeding and cramping. It still hurts to pee upon starting to pee and stopping. And going to the bathroom No 2 is excruciating! <BR> I am still extremely tired and find that I NEED to sleep still! <BR> <BR> OK yesterday when I went to the OB he took a clean urine sample by catheter, drew blood, and gave me a check up. ... Fri, 11 Sep 2009 23:03:52 EST I am MIA b/c............. ................ I am MIA b/c when I came back from Ky in June I went into a depressive funk of sorts... <BR> <BR> But then around the end of July or the first of August I finally came out of it! <BR> <BR> Then just August 26th, 2009, I had a hysterectomy. I am still recovering and cannot be sitting for long periods of time. <BR> <BR> The only thng I hate about this is that I have gained about 5 pounds back b/c I cannot excercise at this point and holding down any sort of food with "taste" is out of the q... Thu, 10 Sep 2009 01:55:06 EST Team Tattoo Count So another one of our teams had a team tattoo count and last i checked it wasnt there. I really loved that thread! it was so much fun! So how about we have our own count! So here is how it goes. You name how many tats you have and then you add it to the last full team count. which will be on the last post if done properly. So it should say soemthing like i have this many tattoos that equals the team to this many. Or I have say 20, the team has 50, thats just an example. Ill start the first th... Thu, 3 Sep 2009 14:33:24 EST Summer is almost over! So guys and gals how was your summer! Did you have lots of fun! What was your favorite part of the summer? <BR> <BR> I have to say im thankful for second chances, God being there for me and learning new things. I hope to see a fun fall and winter and im already for next summer to get here lol. Thu, 3 Sep 2009 14:30:11 EST Does anyone know about laser tattoo removal I am, putting it lightly, a body art enthusiast... Most of my tats are black ink and are old expressions of myself. I am working on a piece that would cover half my back and wrap around to my upper arms/shoulders. I want LOTS of color, and I know only black covers black... so I'm thinking of getting the tats on my arms removed. I've read a bit about laser tattoo removal... but no one says how much it costs and if it actually works as it should (without scarring)?? Fri, 28 Aug 2009 10:10:36 EST what are your goals for the holidays? I have decided if i want to meet my goals and not gain weight this fall and winter that i have to make challenges for myself. I have some tops and jeans that either are too tight or dont even zip up.So i have made some personal challenges with these cloths that are really motivating me and pushing me to exercise even more than i am. <BR> <BR> 1. I have a pair of jeans that go over my hips but dont zip up. The goal is to fit in them by Thanksgiving. <BR> <BR> 2. I have a pair of jeans now ... Tue, 25 Aug 2009 17:38:39 EST What has been the biggest reward for you? What has been the biggest reward personally for your weight loss/or health? What has been so satisfying you cant imagine turning back on your healthy lifestyle? <BR> <BR> For me its so satisfying to walk and not get breathless within minutes. Its so wonderful that i can feel muscle where before i couldnt feel it! Its awesome that i can go to store and get nice cloths that fit instead of the old 2 hour drive we use to take just so i could get something to fit! Those to me are some of the most... Tue, 4 Aug 2009 17:47:54 EST been sick... hey everyone, i wanted to say i know i usually keep up threads and welcome all new comers but ive been so sick that ive just been popping into the team and checking real quick to see whats going on and then leaving for the most part. This week im seeing my family doctor to hopefully get antibotics as i think i have an ear infection and then hopefully ill be getting glasses this week too! then at the end of the month i have to see the gyno doctor and the dentist, 4 diff doctors this month is a... Sun, 2 Aug 2009 13:29:54 EST The Never Ending Pajama Party ;p If you are a fan of jammies, and I abso luv mine, then I have a FakeBook Group for you... <BR> <BR> <link><BR>__a=1#/group.php?gid=102040489262 </link> Thu, 16 Jul 2009 22:09:14 EST Just the team I've been looking for!! Hey everyone, the name is Jennifer and I've been on SP for about 3 months now. Glad I found this team!!! Tue, 14 Jul 2009 12:40:03 EST newest team photo! thanks Morgan!! for allowing us to use your awesome tat for our team pic this week! when your on here next you can tell us about your awesome tat! :) Fri, 10 Jul 2009 21:18:52 EST split tongue and brandings My older son has tats and snakebites. His girlfriend has a labret. He wants to get his tongue split and she wants brandings. Has anyone had any problems with either of them. BTW--I still don't like their piercings. Thu, 9 Jul 2009 11:22:41 EST So how are you taking advantage of the summer? I am loving the weather! I love wearing my capris, going places i dont go too as much because the weather is nice and i cant wait to go back to the zoo! I also love that the fruit is fresh and veggies are fresh and in perfect season so im enjoying that as well! Sun, 5 Jul 2009 21:48:48 EST New to the team Hey, I am just dropping in to say hi. <BR> <BR> I have 8 or 9 tattoos, a tongue piercing, slightly gauged ears and my rewards for weight loss are going to be two more face piercing and some nipple piercing for me...and the wife. :D <BR> <BR> Looking forward to checking out the team more and getting to know you guys. Tue, 23 Jun 2009 14:24:05 EST How much have you lost...? I found this on another team and thought wow this is really cool! so here it is! <BR> <BR> Here are some FUN weight comparisons... <BR> <BR> Now.. What equivalent have you shed and what will you be shedding? <BR> <BR> 1 pound = a Guinea Pig <BR> 1.5 pounds = a dozen Krispy Kreme glazed donuts <BR> 2 pounds = a rack of baby back ribs <BR> 3 pounds = an average human brain <BR> 4 pounds = an ostrich egg <BR> 5 pounds = a Chihuahua <BR> 6 pounds = a human’s skin <BR> 7.5 pounds = an average ... Sun, 21 Jun 2009 13:39:07 EST anyone around?? hey everybody, just wondering if everyone is out camping and swimming or just being mute on here lol. i hope the best for everyone and that everyone is doing well! i am doing very well and loving my new found exercise SWIMMING! yes its so much fun and it burns SO MANY CALORIES! 300 calories for every 30 minutes! today i should have burned close to 1200 calories! :) hope everyone is ok and hope to hear from ya'll soon! Tue, 16 Jun 2009 20:26:18 EST hey hey i hope to talk to u and get to know u more Mon, 15 Jun 2009 14:17:46 EST their your dreams... i decided officially on what my next TOPS program will be and it will be about our dreams and inspiration! I havent wrote it yet but its looking like it will be a big visual one this time! so i wanted to just a say a few things while its on my mind to all of you sparkers! <BR> <BR> 1. Never let anyone tell you that your dreams are too out of reach! <BR> <BR> 2. Never give up on your dreams! <BR> <BR> 3. Never limit yourself to what you can do! <BR> <BR> 4. Never say Never! <BR> <BR> 5. I... Fri, 12 Jun 2009 00:29:07 EST I love my... sense of humor, family/friends. :) <BR> <BR> what do you love? Thu, 11 Jun 2009 22:08:05 EST what do you want to gain out of losing? So were not losing this weight for no reason. theres a pay off in the end. We gain something by losing something in this situation and i wonder what is it you want to gain? Self-Esteem, a new body image, inner spiritual growth, skinny jeans!? what is it? <BR> <BR> For me i want to gain my confidence back that i use to have. im still confident but not in the same say and id be lying to myself if i said otherwise. i also do want that walk into the store and i dont have to go to the fat side! ... Wed, 10 Jun 2009 11:02:42 EST throw those excuses away!! so we have all done it. made an excuse to why we cant lose weight, get in shape, eat healthy and so on. We have griped, moaned and complained when all we had to do was get up and take a walk! Buy the yogurt instead of the tub of ice cream! Eat less...i mean really people there is no excuses when it comes to taking care of ourselves! So what is an old excuse you had and want to throw away for good! you want to say this is not an acceptable way of thinking anymore and i want to throw away my ol... Thu, 4 Jun 2009 23:25:09 EST i learned to swim!!!! can you believe it!!! 24 yrs old...never learned how to swim and last night at our tops convention i learned from a 15 and 13 yr old how to swim!! Yes im not an expert but i can actually swim over the deep end! i need a lot more practice but when it comes down to it i can swim and wow all the exercise i got!!! i cant believe it! it feels like a miracle and now i have this new incentive and awesome calorie burning tool! no matter what you think anything is possible and its never to late to le... Sun, 31 May 2009 00:51:28 EST Whats your Summer Motivation? So what is it so far about this summer that is motivating you? Is it to be in even better shape next summer? Is it the things you want to do this summer but physically can not do? Does the beauty, sunshine, the outdoors give you happy positive thoughts that make you want health even more? <BR> <BR> I would have to say yes too all the above personally! I will not let anything get me down, if i find something i cant do then ill make sure i can by next summer. when the sun shines and the grass ... Tue, 26 May 2009 20:59:52 EST new tattoo new girl Just got my fourth tattoo and starting to chang my life and lose weight any who just stoppin by since i am new to say hello Thu, 21 May 2009 23:56:03 EST Me in a skirted bikini bottom!? SO guess what!? i did something i had EVERY intention of avoiding and i did it anyways! i went to every store i could just about trying on all these mens trunks as im mortified to show that much leg. well none of them would fit! finally the last trunks i tried on i saw a bikni bottom in the dressing room and thought that might fit and in desparation tried it on. well it was too snug but it looked good! i shocked myself! i actually liked it on me! so i went to walmart and found womeons trunks... Thu, 21 May 2009 22:55:22 EST Whats the Craziest thing you've done! lol So sherri1369 mentioned that she once pierced her nose with a straight pin! so i got to thinking, we have all done some crazy things and sometimes plain dumb things lol. so whats the craziest thing you have done to yourself body mod wise? i knew a girl that couldnt get a tat and not sure that she wanted one anyways but she heated up a needle and scratched in her bfs initials (scarification in a sense) when she was like 13 or so! So what have you done? <BR> <BR> I cant say i have done anythi... Mon, 18 May 2009 18:45:00 EST Mohawks and Hair Dye Oh My!! So i LOVE mohawks!!! I just think they are so hot!! Oh and hair dye, especially hot pink and bright blue! Totally awesome! So whats your fave rocker hair styles? Are you into the rocker style or something else? Whats your fave non-natural hair color? I just thought after watching some really hot guys on tv that this would make for an awesome subject! i just love the endless hairstyles that rockers come up with! Remember too mohawks arent just for guys! :) <BR> <BR> i also love that hair can ... Sun, 17 May 2009 22:50:41 EST I love myself because... I love myself because i am a good person, i care for others and I am deserving of love. <BR> <BR> Here is a place to state why you love yourself!! <BR> <BR> Why do you love yourself? Sun, 17 May 2009 22:40:36 EST So how's everyone been doing? So i was just wondering how everyone has been doing? several of our regulars here have left the internet world due to the economy and some have just left spark. So how are we all doing? How are you newbies enjoying this new site? How is everyone doing weight wise and well with everything?! :) <BR> <BR> Ill start and say that i have been very blessed to have lost the weight i have. I have really struggled with it but am very soon to see my first 15 off! I am so happy! Ive lost weight before ... Sat, 16 May 2009 23:09:22 EST Aloha all My name is Bri and i am 31 yrs old, i was born and raised in Hawaii! I joined this team because i love tattoo's and piercings, it may sound crazy but sometime i long for that physical Thu, 14 May 2009 07:01:49 EST SRD!!!!!! :) Ok so SRD stands for State Recognition Day for TOPS!!! This is a convention where people who go to tops are recongized for their weight losses and those who have met goal! it is also to inspire those of us who are not to goal yet but on the way! this is my first one and im so excited! its in 19 days and i cant wait to see all the people who have lost the weight and kept it off. there is also a pool and a lot of people are really excited because its a SAFE ZONE for any big person who would nor... Mon, 11 May 2009 15:29:21 EST What's your idea for a tattoo? I'm in the planning stages of getting my next tattoo (with only having one now), and so I thought I'd see what you have planned for your next one. <BR> <BR> Mine is going to be the Archangel Michael slaying the Devil. The only thing stopping me from getting it right away is that all of the pictures I find show a really pansy looking angel and devil, and I think they both need some testosterone. So, I'm working with a couple of people to draw something better than what's out there now. It'... Thu, 30 Apr 2009 09:47:57 EST Happy Birthday KRAZYKORNC CHIK!!!!!! Its Krazykornchik's birthday today!!!! Lets give her a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! <em>224</em> <em>179</em> <em>144</em> <em>236</em> Tue, 28 Apr 2009 14:23:32 EST Threads Hey everyone, I just wanted to let people know that i dont mind new threads made at all! We have a lot of new members and i know when i join teams sometimes im put off if the leader is the only one posting. i like to see threads by other members as well. SO please dont think that i discourage other members from posting. Its just been a slow posting season for some reason and partly due to the economy. We have a couple of members that had been our big posters and a huge part of this team and w... Tue, 28 Apr 2009 13:24:33 EST When you cant get a tattoo... When you cant get a tattoo what do you do! We all know we get to a point where were starving for a new one so what do you do for that quick fix just until you do get the next one? I tend to cut my hair off, dye it, or get my ears an extra piercing. SO...i also do those when im stressed out and this almost resulted in me getting a mohawk last weekend! but i decided to wait and let my hair grow out more and then once i have 25 more pounds off I will geta really funky hair cut and if i decide i... Sat, 25 Apr 2009 13:29:37 EST 'Sup? Hi guys! I'm new to this group, and pretty new to SP so I'm still trying to figure everything out. <BR> <BR> My name is Megan, I'm 22 and I live in St. Louis. I'm doing a low-carb diet (20 carbs or less a day). <BR> <BR> I have 9 tattoos (and counting), 1/2 inch plugs, and I used to have my lip, medusa and bridge pierced. I'm looking for support and friendship, so add my sparkpage if you are too! Fri, 24 Apr 2009 02:02:37 EST new guy on the team Greetings everyone. Just a little about me, I'm a 31 y/o dad of 3 (6y, 2y & 3mo). I've got one tattoo right now, with some drawing to do for another one, and just got an additional piercing (the others are 3 in one ear) that is now on the 4th day of healing. The latest was a venture out from the norm, so I'd love to know how people handle the healing process on one that takes much more time and care to heal. Thu, 23 Apr 2009 12:39:23 EST Starting off a new week for a new life! This week my husband started the day shift, our whole marriage and his whole working life has been night shift only. I got up early on no sleep practically and some days i slept in until 2pm. Either way i felt like a zombie. i wasnt thinking clearly, my memory was getting terrible and i wasnt eating right at all. in fact last week i did the opposite of what most would think, i didnt over eat, i under ate! it really threw my body off and the 2 weeks prior i was doing that off and on. Well need... Wed, 22 Apr 2009 10:43:51 EST Give yourself Credit! Sometimes we dont give ourselves enough credit for the things we do. Especially when it comes to our weight. Lets remember to celebrate EVERY weight loss, whether its .25 of a pound or 5 pounds! Its very important and we worked for it! Celebrate your exercise, it was hard and you got through it! Celebrate yourself and give yourself credit for a job well done because YOU deserve it! Sat, 18 Apr 2009 03:37:10 EST tanning and tattoos I am wondering....does a tanning bed do the same to tattoos as the sun? Do i need to wear sun block in the tanning bed? I don't tan regularly, I want my skin to stay young and healthy...but I am gonna go see Korn in about 6 weeks and it is an all day festival. If i don't tan or something, i will burn to a crisp. sunblock will be worn at the concert. Wed, 15 Apr 2009 08:55:31 EST New Christian Tattoo team Announcement. I know here we all have different beliefs, religions and ideas. This is an awesome group because we can all come here regardless of faiths and beliefs and unite and talk about our tattoos. I know that sometimes we need teams that narrow down to our beliefs and my belief is Christianity. Its not everyones choice but it is my choice. Sometimes people want prayer requests but are afraid to go to more traditional Christian teams. Sometimes people just want a Christian team to join and talk about ... Tue, 14 Apr 2009 23:38:41 EST What do you do when you struggle? So we ALL at one point in time have and will struggle. Its just going to happen, it doesnt mean we will fold and let all our hard work go to nothing. It just means we have a time were its harder to get out of bed, or its harder to say no to sweets, or maybe we become depressed and the depression is really eating at us. I have gone through all of those things and i have to really work to get through them so i dont gain everything back and lose all i worked so hard for. <BR> <BR> I have found... Tue, 14 Apr 2009 22:13:14 EST whats your Tattoo Trigger?? So i know we all get tattoos for different reasons. I get them to remind me of things from the past, to remind me the future is just around the corner, and to inspire me. I get them to tell a story i dont want to forget, to represent something that is important to me. <BR> <BR> But what triggers us as for as WHEN we go. Not neccassarly the money is just handy. But emotionally what triggers us to go on a whim. As i have MANY times lol. So some of my triggers have been stress. Theres been tim... Sat, 11 Apr 2009 16:37:29 EST I'm new here. Hi, I'm 22 with a one year old son and have been married for 2 years. I only have my ears pierced now but used to have an industrial, belly button and nose pierced. I have 3 tattoos and would like more but can't afford them now. I got into drugs a while back and gained a lot of weight when I was doing them but now I am clean and am trying to lose the weight and get my life back on track. When I meet my weight lose goal I will get a new tattoo. Wed, 8 Apr 2009 12:36:15 EST I got my 2nd one on 3/30 I am so estatic. I got my 2nd tat on 3/30. It is 2 hearts with my boys names in banners across the hearts and it has a purple open rose and 2 purple rose buds entwined through the hearts (this was added by my artist!) <BR> <BR> It is on my right arm just about an inch below my shoulder!!! <BR> <BR> In case u all 4 got, my first one is on my right leg about 5 inches below my knee on the outside. It is 2 baby foot prints (my youngest sons) and on the top it has my 1st daughter in Heaven's ... Wed, 8 Apr 2009 01:15:23 EST ohhh no! i lost it!! Woke up today to find my eyebrow ring is gone! it is not in my eyebrow. Can't find it in bed or anywhere. Wonder how long it will take before it closes up. I have a clear retainer thing so it won't close up. Has this ever happened to anyone? lost a piece of jewlery in your sleep or just lost it? Mon, 6 Apr 2009 15:44:54 EST Out side support? Group Meetings? Does anyone here go to outside support? Weight loss groups, Weight Watchers, TOPS? <BR> <BR> I go to TOPS "Taking Off Pounds Sensibly and i find the support there really keeps me going and i feel more accountable for my actions. After all i dont want to come into a meeting with a gain! Although they do not judge that! Still it makes me want to work even harder and the small rewards along the way to remind me of my weight loss and the exercise i do really helps too! <BR> <BR> So how about ... Sun, 5 Apr 2009 02:48:58 EST I deserve... Sometimes we don't feel deserving of lots of things. Our health, the people in our lives, the things we have...the list goes on...but the thing is we are deserving! So here is a new thread inspired by the old thread I'm worth it because..Well now i want us to say what we deserve! Come to this thread as much as you want too! State what you deserve and why and tell yourself i DO deserve happiness! <BR> <BR> I'll start the first post by saying i deserve a life that is healthy, no back pain, no... Sat, 4 Apr 2009 04:04:39 EST I'm Back, I Rocked, and I LOVE PAPA ROACH! So i was a gone a few days and wanted to say sorry i didnt leave a notice but i didnt expect to be gone so long. I went to a Papa Roach concert Thursday night and WOW i had an AWESOME TIME! I had some great experiences, met some awesome people and got even more motivation and determination to lose this weight. My back hurt, my shoulders and neck hurt, and i knew being in shape would have made the experence an even better one! We find motivation and inspiration in different places and rock con... Sat, 4 Apr 2009 03:40:34 EST Hey there Hi all new to the group. I am a SAHM of 2 great kids. I have a total of 8, used to be 10, piercings and 1 lonely tattoo, more to come. Fri, 3 Apr 2009 08:21:33 EST I'm Baaack :) Hi kidz! did ya miss me? I really missed all of you! Been some tough times here in Paradise, but nothing that we didn't handle, just very time consuming. <BR> <BR> Recently we found out that a BIL (brother-in-law) who had been out of work for a couple of months (very unusual) with lower back pain, had been diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer. Ouch! <BR> <BR> So he undergoes an operation to try and remove it, but it was too far advanced. He actually never came back from the operation, but they... Wed, 1 Apr 2009 09:23:09 EST Favorite Exercise So whats your favorite exercise? What are you doing to burn those calories! :) <BR> <BR> I have found i love using stretch bands and that Wii Sports is fun and a good work out! :) Mon, 30 Mar 2009 19:27:22 EST Self Education Something that I was reminded of last night is that it is very important we educate ourselves. I hear a lot of people say they don't know what to do to lose weight, or they think they do but what they are doing is very unhealthy. I hear that some know about portion control but nutrition they are lost on. The importance of vegatables, the importance of complex carbs. Then many are just lost all the way around. THey think they are the only ones who are fighting this battle emotionally the same ... Mon, 30 Mar 2009 19:11:43 EST Tony's Wish Last week at TOPS (taking off pounds sensibly) we had several guests there for open house and Tony was one of them. When I first saw him I thought he may be one of the ladies husbands sense most tops members are female and he was very quiet. He seemed very sweet and later I noticed he was wearing tops pins on his shirt and the shirt was a tops shirt. He was introduced to us and Tony shocked us all! He did not look like someone who has ever been over weight, but he was at one time. He was 500 ... Wed, 25 Mar 2009 23:43:49 EST your favorite tattoo... Whats your favorite tattoo that you have? Mine is the fairies on my back, they symbolize me happy and me sad and what i was going through at the time i got them, they are also the first tattoo i got and that also makes it my favorite tattoo. :) Fri, 20 Mar 2009 02:54:56 EST new here Hi Im new to SP and am enjoying myself so far. I just noticed this team on anothers page and so decided to join as I have many tattoos and need all the support Ic an get. <BR> <BR> Heidi in Michigan Sun, 15 Mar 2009 19:49:11 EST Tattoo Pics...Team Photo...Plz Read . Well I try to change up the Team Picture ever so often and i like having pics of tats. We've went through a lot of tattoo photos and I've simply ran out, i did have some files of tattoos i had permission to use from tattoo artists from another website but lost the files. SO does anyone have any pics on here of their tats that they would like to see as a team photo. I'd like to change every week or so and I'm just running out of photos and i dont want to post mine up over and over. So please i... Thu, 12 Mar 2009 02:54:25 EST I'm back! I fell off of the diet wagon in November..but am ready to get back on again..I have fresh motivation, as I am going to be a GRANDMA in September! I am excited as hell but scared of the nana connontation. I got an amazing new tattoo to celebrate by the most incredible artist at Finger Lakes Tattoos in Vestal. It is a water fairy/mermaid type creature with beautiful wings (for my pregnant navy intelligence specialist daughter) reaching up to touch a dragonfly (symbol of renewal). I will put... Wed, 11 Mar 2009 21:25:59 EST First Tattoo OK so I've had my tongue ring for about 8 years now and I've been stretching it for a long time so I'm down to a 6g barbell and trying to work toward a 2 ha! and I'm so happy with it. I also got my belly pierced last week and although it's a pain in the behind to clean and care for, I do love it. :) So the only thing left to do that I can stand is to finally get a tat. <BR> <BR> I didn't do much research to seek out an artist, but I did talk to an artist while I was getting my belly pier... Tue, 10 Mar 2009 11:19:29 EST ug... hey kids, been AWOL cause I've been mucho sick since Fri! Very bad case of flu, power puking, turbo pooping, lots of aches and pains. Went to ER yesterday, and they pumped me full of fluids and meds. Think I *finally* may be on the mend today? Have lost about 10lbs in 24 hours tho, so am still weak as a kitten. Will check in later. Hugz. Tue, 10 Mar 2009 11:02:06 EST My Ticker is UP! :) YAY!!!! Ok so i got to be honest most of last year i gave up on my ticker being seen because i lost and then would regain SO MUCH that i couldnt stand to see my ticker on here. I almost felt like it was a curse and i know thats not true but it felt that way. SO this year Littarly sense right before January I have worked so hard to lose weight and to realize what i did wrong last year and the right reasons to lose this weight. I've done a lot of thinking about it and when i realized that i have lost 9... Mon, 9 Mar 2009 17:30:44 EST Concerts and Back Pain... So im REALLY excited i got tickets to see Avenged Sevenfold and Papa Roach and thats exactly one month from now! ive really been trying to lose weight so that i can enjoy this concert. The last one my back hurt so badly that i could barely get through enough to enjoy Papa Roach and it really made me think. I want to enjoy concerts and outings. Not be in pain. So my goal for this month is to really get my self in as best shape as i can so that i can enjoy this concert that is coming up. ive al... Mon, 2 Mar 2009 17:25:41 EST Favorite Summer Activities... So we've talked about summer goals but whats your favorite thing to DO in the summer? <BR> <BR> I love walking in the woods, going swimming well wading for me lol, i love seeing the new flowers and gardens and i love taking advantage of the farmers markets fresh fruits and vegetables! Fri, 27 Feb 2009 03:14:05 EST Set ting Yourself Up For Success! My awesome friend Christie who is our TOPS leader is always saying to set yourself up for Success and i finally REALLY get it! I bought my little black dress, I say i WILL instead of I'll TRY and I am making the changes needed in order to change my life! I'm doing what must be done in order to BE a Success! So heres my question to you, what are YOU doing to be Your Own Success!? Sat, 21 Feb 2009 02:37:34 EST You Vote On Jay's Next Tat! Seriously gang! I have mostly decided that for my upcoming Birthday, I'm gonna get a new tat. I have been thinking for awhile that I want one to reflect my heritage (as if wearing my kilt won't?). <BR> I'm gonna put it on my bicep, so it could be as large as 3"x4" if need be. So what is it you ask? <BR> <BR> Here's your 2 choices: <BR> Choice number 1 is the Clan Crest, which can be found here: <link><BR>/mackay/crest_big.gif </link> <BR> <BR> Choic... Fri, 20 Feb 2009 09:56:08 EST MIA again... sorry... I am sorry I haven't been more active in the group for the last coup;le of weeks but we have been going through some severe family problems here... <BR> <BR> I am not sure if I was in this group last November when I posted that someone had come into our house and taken the kids PS2 and about 50.00 in cash out of our rainy day fund...(I bought the boys a new one for Christmas with my child support money...) <BR> <BR> But with that said...On Friday the 13th, my hubby and I went out to eat f... Wed, 18 Feb 2009 02:22:02 EST My little black dress goal!!! :) So i bought the foods for my new journey as i start the Micheal Thurmond Diet today and on valentines day i found this beautiful dress in a size 18. I'm a size 26 and when i saw this dress and how cheap it was, marked down from 50.00 to 5.98!!! I just had to buy it. what really motivated me to buy it was i found a dress IN a 26 for the same price that actually looked good on me! its so hard to find dresses in my size that dont make my hips look bigger or cling to me in an unflattering way but... Sun, 15 Feb 2009 18:11:16 EST Angie! I just have to stop and stare at the pic! I am Angie obsessed! How bout everyone else? <BR> <BR> love and light, <BR> Zoe Wed, 11 Feb 2009 11:08:05 EST quit my part time job...have to destress... Well i really loved my part time job but after months of working with a coworker who does everything she can to make everyone else miserable and make her self look good i couldn't take much more. Then last night i realized i have been shorted 8 hours on my last pay check and that just took it for sure. so i quit. now i have to move on and distract myself with something new. i really need the support as i really enjoyed this job and the money was really helping me out but after having my hour... Tue, 10 Feb 2009 14:14:50 EST Gone For a Few Daze... OK peeps, Ezzie and is gonna have a mucho busy weekend! Going to a Geocaching Event tomorrow, and home Sunday. then try to work on my flaky brother's flaky car for a bit. <BR> And Monday morning bright and early (shudder) I go in for surgery to fix my Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (both wrists). So if ya don't see me for a few "daze", know that I'll be thinking of you all, and get caught up as swiftly as I can! Luvya n huggles! Sat, 7 Feb 2009 00:05:08 EST the smallest changes are the BIGGEST! SO the other day we were getting ready to leave home for a few days so we could find somewhere that had some warmth sense most electric including ours was knocked out from the winter storm. SO i pulled on this tshirt that i havent worn in a while and i was SHOCKED! it slipped on SO MUCH easier than before! its still a BIT snug but not nearly as snug as it was!!! feeling the shirt slip on and fit me so easily was such an awesome feeling! That is the best motivation i could ask for because its ... Wed, 4 Feb 2009 14:45:33 EST I have Electric!! !!!!!!!!!! I'm SO thankful to have my electric we came home tonight expecting no electric as its been out sense Tuesday night and its back on!!!! I cant wait to see whats on my spark page and to read through the comments and im so thankful to be back to this team! Be thankful for what you have, you dont realize how important things are until they are gone. Such as hot baths and warm food. I'm very fortunate to have electric as SO many people have been without for longer and so many others here in missou... Sat, 31 Jan 2009 23:30:55 EST Shameless plug! I wanted to let everyone know that I have published a novel, Descent Into Temptation, as well as three children's books, The Fearless Three series, aimed at early readers. <BR> Descent Into Temptation is an intense read that follows one man's erotic spiral as he loses the ability to determine what is real and what is not. <BR> And the Fearless Three books are based on watching my own children play and the imaginary places they go just by putting their minds to it! <BR> They are all available ... Fri, 30 Jan 2009 13:14:19 EST I need opinions & has anyone tried Wrecking Balm?? So 4 or 5 years go my best friend and I went out and got matching daisy tattoo's on our ankles. I hated it the day I got it because it's slightly off center and crooked (it didn't look that way when I was checking it out before!!) Needless to say, my best friend and I are no longer best friends, not even friends. I don't know whether to get rid of the tattoo, add to it, change it.. help!! <BR> If I was to get rid of it I was wondering if anyone has tried Wrecking Balm? Fri, 30 Jan 2009 11:55:11 EST Howdy! I am sorry to say that I still don't have the tats I promised myself when I lose the extra weight. However, I do have 5 piercings in my ears, and one nipple pierced. I am thinking about get my eyebrow done. Well anyway, I am glad to be part of the team. <BR> <BR> blessings, <BR> Zoe Thu, 29 Jan 2009 22:47:30 EST Saying goodbye for now... Hello my Spark buddy's. <BR> As some of you know, December 22nd I had surgery on my right leg and it's doing great! I'm back on track and exercising my butt off! But due to the cost of surgery, even with insurance, and other financial set backs I'm going to have to drop my internet service and let my landmine (home phone) go for awhile so me and my husband can get caught up on paying bills. As much as it pains me to do this, and believe me,,,it hurts deeply,,,it's a must do for our financial ... Sun, 25 Jan 2009 10:45:40 EST Summer Goals?? The summer is coming up and i have goals to meet by the summer, one being to be under 300 pounds and another to be a size 20/22 so that i can more easily buy cloths and i can enjoy this summer more than i did the last. Then ill make new goals to meet by the fall and so anyone got any goals their trying to meet by the summer time?? Sat, 24 Jan 2009 02:36:16 EST MyTraine <link> </link> <BR> <BR> ok everyone if your interested in a no nonsense website hosted by Bob Harper of The Biggest Loser this is the website for you! I have to admit they don't have the teams we have here or the options for profiles BUT I LOVE the online journal and how easy and basic it is to use. I love Bobs tips and blogs. I also love that His journals arent just blogs with the name Journal on the top, You actually get a Journal page you can write in for every day wit... Sun, 18 Jan 2009 18:46:04 EST how does your family/S O/friend support you? how do your family/spouse/boyfriend/girlfriend/friends support you? do they actually help by choosing healthier foods to bring over when getting together? or if you go out suggest better places to eat? encourage you to keep working out? shower you with compliments on how hard you've been hitting the gym? how do they show their support for you? Fri, 16 Jan 2009 11:34:16 EST your favorite exercise? whats your favortite thing to do? run? treadmill? free weights? something else? share and tell us why! <BR> <BR> mine is the treadmill..i know..its boring, but its me, myself and my ipod on there and i just enjoy it. :-) <BR> <BR> JAVA Fri, 16 Jan 2009 11:30:00 EST I missed everyone! Hi, I'm Katt and I joined in Dec of 07, but due to some medical complications I had to leave with no notice. I do apologize for that. <BR> <BR> The doctors have given me leave to start after the 25th. Slow though, slower than before 15 minutes 3 times a day at minimum speed. Better than nothing. <BR> <BR> I have missed everyone here and I hope to reconnect with everyone. <BR> <BR> Fri, 16 Jan 2009 10:11:55 EST busy schedules anyone? So I'm sure a lot of us have busy schedules and those schedules have probably been an excuse in the past as to why we may not be our healthiest. SO what are you doing to make sure your busy schedule doesn't stop you from meeting your goals? Do you take lunch to work? Have any tips on that? Do you work out at work? What are you doing that is working for you? <BR> <BR> I work where I cant leave for a lunch break, i have to eat when there is no customers around so my lunch is limited to a micr... Wed, 14 Jan 2009 19:34:00 EST Its about your health... I'm watching Biggest Loser and im telling you guys these people have serious health problems. here lately my back and knees have hurt and ive never had them bother me so much. i know its my weight and that is one of my motivations and inspirations to lose this weight. ive never had my weight cause so much pain and i dont want to get in worse shape. i know i can nip this in the bud and i have too. what are your health reasons for losing weight? what are your healthy goals? <BR> <BR> mine at t... Tue, 6 Jan 2009 21:26:13 EST whats your goals??? So now that its almost officially 2009 and we have a beautiful summer on the way what goals do you have? any size your wanting to be by summer. any cloths your hoping to fit into by then? whats your goals? <BR> <BR> heres some of mine. <BR> <BR> 1. to be under 300 pounds. <BR> 2. to be back into a size 22. <BR> 3. to build up more muscle mass and strengthen my whole body. Thu, 1 Jan 2009 00:50:15 EST YAY for a new year! I'm so excited for the new year! its gonna be an awesome one i can just feel it! all the bad stuff that happened in 2008 just let it go and allow 2009 to bring you nothing but positive energy and an over abundance of happiness and bliss!!!!!! :) Tue, 30 Dec 2008 02:38:20 EST Whats on your play list?? So whats on your play list? What music pumps you up for exercise? i love angry fast music that makes me want to just take my rage out on exercise making me work out harder and faster and then i like to slow it down with motivating songs like nicklebacks "today was your last day"...of course it depends on my mood. :) Fri, 26 Dec 2008 14:59:10 EST Stress Eating...and other things. I'm so stressed right now, I just want to eat mashed potatoes, chocolate, and drink a whole bottle of wine by myself. I also really want a new piercing. For some reason I always want to get something pierced when I'm stressed. :P <BR> <BR> How do you cope with stress eating cravings? I'm at work so I have no access to food, but I'm afraid I'll make bad dinner choices just to sate my stress. Help! Tue, 23 Dec 2008 15:43:01 EST Happy Holidays! The Festival of Lights has started <BR> Winter Solstice was yesterday <BR> Christmas is mere 3 days away. <BR> <BR> I wanted to wish each and everyone of you a wonder winter holiday whether you say Happy Hanukkah, Happy Yule, Blessed Solstice, Merry Christmas or Happy Kwanza or nothing at all. <BR> <BR> This I believe is a magical time of year when the dark of the year is the deepest and the promise of spring is the strongest. <BR> <BR> Blessings to each one of you. May you have a warm hea... Mon, 22 Dec 2008 20:07:40 EST What is your Motivation? What do you use for motivation? Do you use your "former" self? Your loved ones? Health problems? <BR> I tend to use my former self. At one time I was a size 22. Now I'm a 14/16. And still going down. I never will see that 22 again. Plus I have health problems in the family. <BR> <BR> What about you? <BR> <BR> JAVA Sat, 20 Dec 2008 18:28:41 EST new years resolutions?? so any body got any new years resolutions? ive never really been big on them, but for some reason t his year ive got it in my head that this is my year and that this IS the year to make a weight loss resolution. i dunno why because ive never really felt this way but i do know this whole last year has been really rough on me emotionally and physically and other ways as well and i just want to make this year the best year yet so what do you all want for t his year?? Fri, 19 Dec 2008 02:57:32 EST Need help with a name Some of you may know, I make and sell candles. My candle sales are doing really well, and I think its time I come up for a name for my business. Any suggestions? <BR> <BR> TIA! <BR> ~Lace Sun, 14 Dec 2008 17:28:29 EST Christmas Holidays- See you in the new year! Well folks, Sunday night I am headed off to island paradise (Oahu and Maui, Hawaii) to get married and enjoy Christmas, New Year's and my birthday with my family. <BR> <BR> I'm really not sure I'd like to do any message board-type activities while I'm away, so I think I might take a short absence from sparkpeople as well. I'll be home in the 2nd week of January. <BR> <BR> If you have any questions, I WILL be checking my emails (It's part of my job to continue answering questions even on vac... Wed, 10 Dec 2008 13:52:20 EST Design Help? Hey my wonderful Modders, I need a wee bit of help with a design for my next tat. I want a Mayan eagle, to be placed on my back, between the shoulder blades. <BR> Last time I was in Cozumel, I got a temp (henna) one that was just about the perfect design! I'd like to use that design, and my own color scheme for the permanent one. Only trouble is, here in Northern MI, you ask an artist for a Mayan eagle, and all they do is blink their eyes, and tell you to come back with one. In other words, n... Sun, 7 Dec 2008 17:21:59 EST Best Sport Bras for... Anybody know where I can find the best sport bra?? I am rather large chested and when I try to jog in cheap bras, I still bounce and flop. I end up spending more time adjusting myself than getting to workout. <BR> <BR> I wear a 38D bra and since having 3 boys and nursing all 3 (and a little gravity) I sag. So with cheap bras I have to put in, push up, pull out and constantly adjust. So I am usually spending more time doing that than getting my head and body ready for my workout. Plus I want... Sun, 7 Dec 2008 11:32:45 EST What do you want for Christmas? Well i know we ALL want tattooes so besides that what would we want for christmas? <BR> <BR> I want more makeup, cloths, and a Twilight Poster would be awesome! That and anything Papa Roach and Criss Angel! :) Sat, 6 Dec 2008 21:14:21 EST How was everyones Thanksgiving? So Thanksgiving is over now and Christmas is on the way. How was everyones Thanksgiving? I stayed home with my husband and we just chilled out all day. i didnt do that after ThanksGiving Day Sale because Wensday we are going on a small trip for our birthday (our birthday is the same day) and im getting a new tattoo. Mon, 1 Dec 2008 05:00:49 EST tats and piercing hi, jaaz here. i have one big tat from my neck to my back. it is a panther sitting on a branch looking down at a fairy. (has faded a bit over the years). i have had my ears,nose, eye and tonque pierced but now i only wear my tonque jewel. Wed, 26 Nov 2008 16:32:02 EST What are you doing for Thanksgiving? I'm not doing much, gonna stay home. I'll cook a turkey and I think my sister might come over (She just got divorced, this will be her first Thanksgiving without her son) So the alcohol will be flowing. We aren't really big on this particular holiday, since we are Native American... kinda puts a different spin on it, lol! <BR> Sun, 23 Nov 2008 21:37:30 EST Painless Piericing Hey everyone....just thought I'd throw a subject out...what are your thoughts on this? To me it makes no sense...whats the point of going in for a piercing and having them put the numbing stuff on and not feel it?! I happen to get a rush off the pain. Even when I had my nips done..which for me was a pain level of about 9...I was on a high afterwards due to the rush. For my other piercings they weren't that bad. Just a pinch and they were done. <BR> <BR> Thoughts? <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> JAV... Fri, 21 Nov 2008 22:11:01 EST Drink of choice I try to drink at least 6 cups of water a day. Working on getting it to eight. Drink coffee about 4 days a week (3-4 cups at a time). On the other days I drink fruit flavored tea with no caffiene. Really don't drink juice. Milk kills my stomach, but I still crave it every once in a while. I can pretty much get thru my day with just water. Every once in a while..I'll throw in a beer or mixed drink..had a "gummi bear" this weekend..YUM..and it was loaded with calories! But it was good going d... Wed, 19 Nov 2008 09:13:24 EST Your most Painful Tattoo... So i was thinking of a fun topic to do and thought of this. Whats your most painful tattoo so far?? <BR> <BR> Most of mine have been pretty easy but i have to say being tattooed on the back of the arm by the arm pit hurts prettty bad.i havent cried during a tattoo either. Sun, 16 Nov 2008 22:53:44 EST To join or not to join? Well, I've been offered a really good deal on a gym membership at Bally's from my husbands work. But I keep fighting with myself if I really want to join or not. Am I actually gonna go? Or is it going to be just a phase I go thru? If I do join do I get a "committment" pkg? Or pay a bit more and get the "non-committment" pkg? Hubby really doesn't want me to join. Says I'll waste the money. I sorta want to, I'm really, really flabby! And I enjoy working out on different machines and stuff like ... Wed, 12 Nov 2008 23:59:27 EST 3 hour diet commitment! I've made a commitment that i intend on sticking too! ive done it before and had much success with it but it did not fail me i failed myself when i quit caring and stopped eating healthy and exercising. I wrote a blog with more detail but i just want to shout to the world that I am commited to my new healthy lifestyle, i know it works, its not a fad diet, its not crazy it just makes sense and i personally have lost alot of weighit in the past from it. its about portion control and timing. sim... Wed, 12 Nov 2008 21:58:28 EST Weeks 2 & 3 (P90x) Weeks 2 & 3 (P90x) <BR> <BR> The last couple weeks have rocked! Check out my blog to tune into the newest adventure of me, Token Fat Guy. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>blic_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=15<BR>58827 </link> <BR> Enjoy... <BR> <BR> TFG Mon, 10 Nov 2008 16:02:26 EST ohh... got my nape done.. pic is in my profile when i first got it done... its kinda red.. but loving it.. Mon, 10 Nov 2008 10:39:52 EST FAO : MissV Hello : <BR> I see that you are a professional body piercer so thought perhaps I could ask you a question and get the right answer. <BR> <BR> I had my nose pierced 10 years ago when I was 37. It was done with a gun, such as used for ears. It hurt like hell, and a teardrop rolled down my face as soon as the gun made made the hole. <BR> <BR> I did not have the back put on, as I felt that I did not want to fiddle around with it. The first nite the earring came out half way, so by morning I h... Wed, 5 Nov 2008 15:11:37 EST Losing motivatio n....what do you do? Just running out of steam here. Maybe its the holidays...I don't know. I yo-yo the same damn 10 pounds. <BR> What do you do when you want to get back on track? <BR> JAVA Mon, 3 Nov 2008 19:04:32 EST Newbie New to the team! I currently have about...uhm...9 tattoos with plans for several more. <BR> <BR> I used to have many piercings (years and years ago) but have let those all go. Mon, 3 Nov 2008 10:08:25 EST Hello, I am new ! Hi all : <BR> I am new here. I do not have any tatoos but have multiple ear piercings and I wear a nose stud. Did it a bit late in life, 10 years ago when I was the ripe old age of 37 !! <BR> I am a vegan, and the only other team I belong to is the vegan group, which is small but very warm and helpful. <BR> Read my sparkpage for all the gory details ! <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Sun, 2 Nov 2008 23:13:10 EST Body Mod Wish List Since the holidays are approaching (whatever kind you celebrate), I thought it might be fun for everyone to put together a wish list of their mods. <BR> <BR> Piercings: <BR> Right rook <BR> Both conchs <BR> Right nostril (redo) <BR> Lower navel <BR> <BR> Tattoos: <BR> Pin up girl on my left side (should be done next weekend) <BR> Sparrows and stars on my upper back <BR> Doves on cherry blossoms on my chest <BR> "Tough b****" with lip prints on my right side where my butt meets my back (when... Fri, 31 Oct 2008 13:09:26 EST Picture of wrist tattoo on sparkpage This is for you Danielle! <BR> <BR> I put my picture of my inner wrist tattoo on the main page of my sparkpage if ya wanna see. Its not not much. I ought to get hubs to take pics of all my tats to post pics up of. <BR> <em>30</em> <BR> Java Wed, 29 Oct 2008 11:05:35 EST Week One (P90x) Week One (P90x) <BR> <BR> It's time once again for the newest installment of the ongoing adventures of me, Token Fat Guy. <BR> <BR> Come one, come all... <BR> <BR> <link><BR>blic_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=15<BR>34687 </link> <BR> <BR> TFG Mon, 27 Oct 2008 23:36:38 EST Papa Roach and My Impact on the Concert! the best band was by far Papa Roach! THey put on a HECKof a concert!!! Its absolutely amazing and im ready to see them again as soon as i can! So people how did i make an impact!? I threw my bra on stage!!!!! The lead singer PICKED it up Immediately and threw it around his neck used it like a stage prop and then layed it on the drum set!!!!! You should have seen the look on his face and the crowds reaction it was totally absolutely priceless. it actually started out with me taking my bra off ... Wed, 22 Oct 2008 03:22:38 EST Recipies,Tips, Ideas? Anyone looking for a new recipie, needing a cooking tip or wanting new ideas for your food post it! :) Mon, 20 Oct 2008 18:09:17 EST Whats on your plate? So what are you eating? Any vegeterians here? Any Vegans? Are you eating what you want in smaller portions or are you following a diet? Mon, 20 Oct 2008 18:05:48 EST Extremely UNIQUE TATTOO!! !!!!!!!! <link><BR>onnectthedots_tattoo_11423.asp </link> <BR> <BR> when you think you have seen it all you really havent! Check this awesome tat out! Sun, 19 Oct 2008 14:13:16 EST Good Tattoo Experiences... Ok i wrote a blog about Tattoo Rudeness and I dont want people to think that I only have bad experiences and that other people only have bad experiences. I also dont want people to ever think i only focus on the negative, although most of you know by now that im not like that but i dont want to give that off, just remember im a super passionate person that speaks it lol. With that said i have a question for you all. <BR> <BR> What good experiences have you had? it can be anything, something... Sun, 19 Oct 2008 04:30:37 EST Tattoo Rudeness! I posted this on myspace and wanted to post it here as im sure we can all relate to this topic: <BR> <BR> Today I was royally ticked off to put it nicely. This total stranger compliments my tattoos then tells me my arm tat is gonna fade fast! I was like no it isn’t, and he nodded his head like I was SO stupid and showed me his and his looked TERRIBLE! It was probably so faded cause the artist DID NOT go in deep enough, and it looked like he probably picked at the scabs when it was healing no... Sun, 19 Oct 2008 00:17:09 EST Random Stuff (again) Random Stuff (again) <BR> <BR> Just posted the new adventure of me, Token Fat Guy. Lots of pictures of me this time. <BR> <BR> Enjoy! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>blic_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=15<BR>12187 </link> Tue, 14 Oct 2008 18:07:44 EST Dressing up for Halloween? So, who is gonna dress up for Halloween? My kids and I are going to be bats. We are making our own costumes. Sun, 12 Oct 2008 12:23:18 EST Dermablend Hello ladies! <BR> I wanted to share another option to help cover tattoos for job interviews, formal events, etc. It's a makeup specially formulated to cover serious skin imperfections and tattoos. Most major department stores carry it. You can search on their website and find a store or order online. <BR> <BR> You'll need the makeup itself, the setting powder, and the remover. It's pretty thick and takes some practice to get the hang of, but when it works, tattoos are alm... Tue, 7 Oct 2008 23:14:27 EST Help with Team Photo! :) Ok so i use to get team photos by blogging about shops who i used the photo from thier online portfolios BUT i lost alot of thier info awhile back on my computer and the ones i know only update their portfolios so often. I strive so hard to use the best quaility photos of tattooes and piercings and i feel so strongly in showing what good work looks like and should be. <BR> <BR> I notice we have a lot of great work here on spark people especially on this team. Does anyone here mind me using... Sun, 5 Oct 2008 22:15:44 EST Just had to have it? Has anyone here needed a tattoo fix so bad they tried to find a reason to get one. Like they liked birds so if they got a bird tattoo that had some type of meaning? I know for me i cant get anything unless its meaningful in some form and ive had times that there wasnt anythin gi wanted or put it this way that i could afford but i wanted a tattoo so badly i almost just went and got a black star tattooed just to do it. i just had to have that ink. i have several tats i want that have meaning th... Sun, 5 Oct 2008 03:50:26 EST Body Suspension? Has anyone here ever done body suspesion? Ive seen it on tv and the craziest most awesomest one yet was when Criss Angel did it hanging from a Helicopter and flew over the desert. It was absolutely breath taking! Wed, 1 Oct 2008 23:16:59 EST Just Not Write Just Not Write <BR> <BR> The new adventure of Token Fat Guy just posted. If you dare have a look...then I dare you to have a look! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>blic_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=14<BR>85007 </link> <BR> <BR> Enjoy! <BR> TFG Mon, 29 Sep 2008 14:02:49 EST October Challenge! well we took a break and now its time to have another challenge! :) <BR> <BR> So for the month of October the challenge is to drink 248 servings of water. This is a challenge im about to present to my tops leader and its so easy. For every day that you drank 8 servings of water (1 serving equals 8oz) you score 1 point, you can earn up to 31 points. You can only count points for reaching a serving in ONE day, you can not drink 16 servings of water in one day and count it as 2, that does not ... Sun, 28 Sep 2008 19:36:25 EST Alvin & the Chip Munks Gone Wild!!! ok so i got my leg proppedup high against the wall in the attempt to amuse myself and divert attention from my leg and worries. well i have this thing if i need to calm down watching criss angels music video to his theme song really relaxes me SO i was watching that and saw that there was a chipmunk version of the song it sounds like Alvin, Simon and Theodore and singing the Mind Freak song and its AWESOME! <BR> <BR> So i look up some more and i find they do nickel back, led zepplin, my ch... Wed, 24 Sep 2008 23:56:39 EST One Day Challenge! Hey pretty and handsome people! October is one of my very favorite months for myriad reasons, a prominent one being that it is Vegetarian Awareness Month! It begins with World Vegetarian Day, October 1, and I would like to invite those of you who have not yet embraced the vegetarian way of life, to abstain from all meat for just this one day! If you're feeling ambitious, dedicate the whole month (or more) to your endeavor, but at least try one day! You all can do anything for one day, right? ... Mon, 22 Sep 2008 00:24:55 EST YAY I made Co Leader! :) So i belong to this group called TOPS, Taking Off Pounds Sensibly and our coleader is no longer able to colead so i got nominated and won coleader! I am so excited and happy about this. I feel this is really gonna help push me even more becuase as coleader i want to be a great example to the ladies of what TOPS can do. :) <BR> <BR> I get to help the leader which is the huge part but i also get to think up contests for the group, manage the exercise charts and have responsiblity in an area t... Fri, 19 Sep 2008 13:00:50 EST Tickled Pink. :3 I'm Mesic, 23, getting body mods since I was legal. <BR> I've got eight current piercings: 0ga lobes, 14ga orbitals, right rook, venoms in my tongue (two piercings side by side), labret, and one "unmentionable" which is definitely my favourite piercing, teehee. <BR> I've had to retire my 14ga nipple rings (which really should've been curved barbells from the start, but I was obsessed with the look of black titanium CBRs) and my beautiful, beautiful medusa. I LOVED my medusa, but now I have... Thu, 18 Sep 2008 22:47:12 EST Do you use diet aids? I'm looking at all my options and wanted to get some input on what all if anything you guys use? <BR> <BR> Lace Thu, 18 Sep 2008 19:04:34 EST I'm new! Just wanted to give everybody a little introduction to me :D I'm 27, and I currently have 3 tattoos (I want more but have no money to get any more done right now). I also have 6 piercings at the moment (again want more no money). I'm married with a 4 year old son and 2 year old daughter. I need to lose about 66 lbs total. I've already lost 6, so only 60 more to go. I've got a long road ahead of me, but I'm hoping to get some motivation and support from everybody! I look forward to bein... Wed, 17 Sep 2008 17:10:07 EST what differences can you see sense SP? As most of you know im working on a program that is going to be about this team for the group i go too TOPS and its another way to educate the ladies about SP. We even have our own team here for our tops chapter and i really want to talk about support, kindness, and unity and we have that here on this team. I never see fights, arguments, and ive seen them on other teams...but not here and i love that! Its a great feeling that we all are so supportive, sharing and just great friends. So heres ... Sat, 13 Sep 2008 23:41:34 EST Tattoos and weight loss I really want a big piece around my left thigh, but I am planning on losing a lot of weight. I know that gaining weight changes the shape of tattoos because it stretches them, but what happens when you lose weight? Does the tattoo get smaller? <BR> <BR> Thanks! Wed, 3 Sep 2008 04:21:10 EST Heavy Mods? I was wondering if anyone has any heavy mods or is interested in getting them? <BR> <BR> I would love vampire caps put on my teeth (not too long, but long enough so that you can tell what they are). Other than that I'm not sure. <BR> <BR> Anyone? Tongue splitting? Implants? Facial tats? Hardcore piercings? Wed, 3 Sep 2008 04:17:59 EST Congradulations Athenaluv!!!!! Congradulations Athenaluv you won the August Challenge!! :) WOOHOO!!!!! <BR> <BR> You drank your water, exercised and kept that food journal, YOU GO GIRL!! :) Wed, 3 Sep 2008 00:40:19 EST Chest Work I just wanted to point out that i am seeing the most beautiful chest piece tattooes on SP and its just got me all jealous lol, i mean i cant wait to get my chest tattooed, i have no idea what it will be and to me thats a very special place so close to my heart and so symbolic so ill wait and see what i get there but i want to say congrads to those of you who do have them because their fabolous! :) Wed, 3 Sep 2008 00:37:29 EST Friction! Friction! <BR> <BR> This week's blog is about friction. I'm running late again but the new adventure of Token Fat Guy is posted. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>blic_journal.asp?id=TOKENFATGUY </link> Sun, 31 Aug 2008 08:00:59 EST Rising logo?? Hey everyone well its a beautiful day and i got an email suggestion from DVAZQUEZ3. He suggests a Rising Pheonix as a team logo..thatsa pretty large tattoo but i love the meaning behind it. <BR> <BR> I only say large because as i want to be completely covered in tattoos i also am fairly broke for large tattoos at the moment lol. <BR> <BR> But i just thought id bring that one up and let me people ponder that..we also have some other awesome ideas on the Team Logo thread! :) ~danielle Mon, 25 Aug 2008 11:09:09 EST Wedding Anniversary I'm proud to announce that today is my 10th wedding anniversary. Me and my hubby (Lee) have actually been together 14 years, we dated for 2, lived together for 2 and married 10. I'm so excited I just wanted to share this with my favorite team. <BR> I'm interested to know who is married and how long and when is your anniversary date??? Fri, 22 Aug 2008 09:39:42 EST Team Logo... Ok maybe this sounds crazy...but hey im sure not sane lol...wouldnt it be cool to have a team logo?! :) <BR> <BR> I mean I am just so proud of this team, i think alot of this group, i think this is one of the best group of people ive came across on spark people and i hate to say it that way because i dont want to seem self centered becuase i did start this group its just everyone here is so accepting and we have NEVER had a problem with anyone on this team. I see people on other teams argue... Fri, 22 Aug 2008 03:51:24 EST Ask aA Professional Body Piercer I figured I would start a topic dedicated to receiving accurate, up-to-date information about body piercings, tattoos, body suspension and jewelry <BR> <BR> Let me introduce myself. My name is Vyky and I am a body piercer by profession. I work in a licensed studio in Edmonton, Alberta. I am up-to-date in all first aid, CPR, and hold certificates in many other industry-specific arenas. I am also part of a suspension team- The Local Hookers, also based out of Edmonton. <BR> <BR> I created thi... Wed, 20 Aug 2008 15:17:19 EST Yoink! Yoink! <BR> <BR> The latest in the adventures of Token Fat Guy.... <BR> <BR> But to be honest, right now I'm pretty upset. I've been told I don't help others on the site enough. <BR> <BR> Why on Earth do I keep writing this darn thing if that's what people think? <BR> <BR> Read it if you want...right now I couldn't care less. <BR> <link><BR>blic_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=14<BR>09835 </link> <BR> TFG <BR> Tue, 19 Aug 2008 11:00:36 EST Team Program/ Project! :) So as you all know by now I am going to be writing a program and presenting it to TOPS about OUR team! :) <BR> <BR> I have been wondering what will the main focus be...i know several things I want to touch on, Why our team is so great...Why Spark People is so great...what people get out of it all...inspirational stories, why spark members love this site so much, what people like about this team,experiences and so on! So please use this thread to chat about ideas for this program. I need inp... Mon, 18 Aug 2008 22:13:09 EST Lady Dice is checking in.... Hey All, <BR> I am checking in b/c I haven't done it in a while but I have been fighting a migraine for the last 2 weeks and have been to 2 different docs with no avail. I have only slept like 5 hours in the last 2 weeks and being on the computer hurts my head in the worst kind of way! <BR> I am not ignoring anyone but that is my reason! <BR> Love ya, <BR> LadyDice <BR> <BR> PS: I have not gained any weight by being basically dormant for the last 2 weeks!!! Thu, 14 Aug 2008 23:53:52 EST Back to the Beginning? Back to the Beginning? <BR> <BR> This week's blog is a bit short as I get back into the swing of things. But if you want to read the latest installment of the exciting adventures of Token Fat Guy..... <BR> <BR> <link><BR>blic_journal.asp?id=TOKENFATGUY </link> <BR> <BR> Enjoy! <BR> TFG Tue, 12 Aug 2008 10:03:48 EST Sing along!! Ok,,I thought I would start a song and see how many people can sing along. I will give you the first two or three lines and see who can get the next will be interesting to see who listens to what...Who rocks and who bops,,,here it goes...come on people,,,let's rock!!!! <BR> <BR> When I'm hot and when I'm not,,,I'm cold as ice... <em>104</em> Mon, 11 Aug 2008 20:14:00 EST Metal Allergies, Piercings... Does anyone know a good place to shop for gold piercings for nose, lip, body piercings?? that and titanium. I can NOT heal piercings at all when i dont wear gold and i havent tried titanium YET but ive been told that is great for people with those problems. does anyone have any suggestions for people with metal allergies like myself?? Tue, 5 Aug 2008 12:36:00 EST Identity Crisis Identity Crisis <BR> <BR> Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I was out of it for a couple of weeks but now I'm back. Check out this week's blog... <BR> <BR> <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=1380183 </link> <BR> <BR> TFG <BR> Mon, 4 Aug 2008 16:42:56 EST I need going a bit veggie Hello everyone! :) <BR> <BR> Well i have decided that im gonna start going as veggie as i can and work my way on that. last week i for 3 days straight ate VERY little meat and almost nothing but veggies, i realized that the whole time i ate that way i had no night time headaches which are very miserable! I felt MUCH better! So thats it im gonna work my way on eating the veggie way and eat as little processed foods as i can. Those are my goals at the moment. My mother did the vegatarian thi... Sun, 3 Aug 2008 21:38:03 EST Introducing myself My name is Lady Dice and I have only 1 tattoo rightnow but I just started and now I am addicted. I have designed 4 more that I want on me! <BR> <BR> Right now I only have 4 holes in each ear but am looking into getting a belly piercing! <BR> <BR> My favorite colors are Pink, Black and Blue. <BR> <BR> I live in Las Vegas and I am "Old enough to know how and young enough to still do it and have fun!" <BR> <BR> My goal on weight loss is to lose like 60 more pounds. I have already lost 40.... Fri, 1 Aug 2008 23:27:14 EST August Challenge Lets Get FIT!!! August Challenge! <BR> <BR> Ok so here is our challenge for August. The August Challenge will be to see who gets the most points and there are different ways to get points. <BR> <BR> Water: For every serving of water you drink you earn 1pt u can earn up to 10 points a day on water alone. <BR> <BR> Fitness Minutes: For every 30 minutes you work out you earn 10 points and can earn as many as you can work out. <BR> <BR> Food Journals: We all log food differently and eat differently some... Wed, 30 Jul 2008 20:59:14 EST Anyone from Rochester NY? Hey looking for people within the group in my area to do more local goals and incentives. Wed, 30 Jul 2008 13:18:49 EST Hi - new to group Hi everyone. I just joined the group today. So far I only have one tat ( a candy train on my left ankle) and 2 piercing (ears, Eye Brow). I will try to post a pic up of my tat soon. <BR> <BR> I will be getting more tats soon. My next idea is one for my 4 year old son. He's super into drawing and he's actually getting quite good. So I have decided I am going to wither take one of his drawings, or have him draw a pic of himself (not sure which yet), and just have it tattooed on my wrist.... Wed, 30 Jul 2008 12:26:54 EST Tattoo History, Quotes, Styles... I thought this would be a cool place to talk about tattoo news, new styles, tattoo history just stuff a bit out of the normal something just to relax and think about. I love learning new things so the thought of tattoo history and so on is appealing to me. Wed, 30 Jul 2008 00:27:34 EST Vent....Just let it all out! So we have the Get it off Your CHest post but its pretty old along with this whole forum so ive decided to give it a bit of a make over as it doesnt get much posts anymore and make this our VENT thread! :) <BR> <BR> We all have bad days and all have days we just nee do VENT! Tue, 29 Jul 2008 23:31:56 EST Whats your favorite? Snack or must have that curbs your appetite. One of mines is the smart ones desserts. Tue, 29 Jul 2008 19:44:11 EST August Challenge Suggestions... ok everyone i sent you all out a sparkmail for challenge suggestions for August i think for SURE whatever we do we will also have the chance to earn up to 10 points a day for water every serving u drink of water u get 1 point for. I am stopping it at 10 because i dont want anyone getting carried away with it as a girl did die over a year ago trying to drink more water than anyone else in a day to win a WII and its just not worth it. SO 8-10 is a healthy safe amount of water and we all know by... Tue, 29 Jul 2008 18:52:32 EST Am I the only one annoyed by this?? I didnt think it would normally bother me and at first it didnt but now im getting asked ALOT how much my tattoos cost especially my arm tat! its so annoying! dont people have any manners anywhere i mean its one thing to ask me quietly and say u just wondered if u could afford one but i have people ask me very bluntly and on top of that gasp when i tell them a few hundred goodness people drop more money on fastfood every year than i do on tattoos is anyone else annoyed by this??? Tue, 29 Jul 2008 00:32:28 EST Is anyone here a Tattoo Artist or apprentice?? hey i never have thought to ask but is anyone here a tattoo artist, apprentice or a piercer or a piercers apprentice?? <BR> <BR> Is anyone here thinking about taking up either of those proffessions?? <BR> <BR> I'd love to tattoo myself but doubt id be very good lol i wouldnt mind trying my hand at piercing but not sure of that either lol. Fri, 25 Jul 2008 18:48:47 EST The Tattooist Have any of you seen The Tattooist?? I thought it was gonna be Horror and it wasnt but it was still a good movie and hey u dont see many tattoo movies so i had to watch it! :) I saw it advertised in a tattoo magazine and just had to see it! It is from the makers of 30 Days of Night and THe Grudge. The main character is a hot guy and he meets a hot girl. Cant beat that right!? <BR> <BR> Heres what the back of the movie says. Ill post a blog about it and a pic to go with the blog for those of... Mon, 21 Jul 2008 23:48:29 EST About last week's blog... About last week's blog... <BR> <BR> The adventures of Token Fat Guy continue! This week I'm giving away my shoulder secrets. Come check it out! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>blic_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=13<BR>47041 </link> Sun, 20 Jul 2008 18:17:28 EST I love this team...plz read! :) So as you know i write programs that i present to TOPS Taking Off Pounds Sensibly which is a support group i go to every week on Thursday nights. :) I have several new projects in the making but i thought of somethign as i sat her searching through our threads. One of our new members Ruby mentioned that this seems like a very supportive and friendly place and ive noticed others say it too. You know it is so true we all seem to have the same beliefs on what support really is and on postivity a... Fri, 18 Jul 2008 04:07:42 EST Websites Whats your fav tattoo site that you get ideas, etc from? Wed, 16 Jul 2008 15:15:21 EST Shoulders ...hate 'em Shoulders ...hate 'em <BR> <BR> The adventures of Token Fat Guy continue... <BR> <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=1333726 </link> Mon, 14 Jul 2008 19:58:24 EST Getting Inked!!!! Hey everyone! I am so excited to be getting inked tomarrow! i am getting more work done on my arm tat becuase its not finished, it looks finished and bright int he pic but sense its healed ive lost ink there was lost ink already anyways and its just not finished the wall needed to be done twice to darken it up more and nto sure what else but im just excited, glad and thankful to be getting more work done tomarrow! :) Sun, 13 Jul 2008 17:15:42 EST New team, Collectors Welcome!!! Hey everyone I got to thinking about how i love to collect my odd ball stuff after Helen told me she collects dolphins and thought id start a team for oddball collectors or people that collect fantasy stuff or geek stuff. its really for any collector of anything. I just thought of fairies and dolphins when i started it so the name of the team is Tinker Bell, Fairies, Mermaids & Dolphins Oh My! :) <BR> <BR> So check my team out sometime im the only person but that happens when u start a team... Fri, 11 Jul 2008 09:41:36 EST What I'm Made Of What I'm Made Of <BR> <BR> This week I pushed a bit to find out what I'm made of. Follow me on yet another adventure in the ongoing transformation of me...Token Fat Guy! <BR> <BR> Enjoy... <BR> <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=1317634 </link> Mon, 7 Jul 2008 16:55:28 EST its me its me! Hey everyone <BR> <BR> just thought id say hi, im from cambridge ontario, im tattooed and i was pierced, i have 4 tattoos which will soon become 3 (im getting one removed due to i hate it) and i have a tongue web piercing and an industrial (thats all that is left of my pincushion look) <BR> hope to talk to you all soon :) Mon, 7 Jul 2008 10:53:33 EST Mini Goals...D iscussion So I hear lots of people on here talk about mini goals and i was wondering what are your mini goals and how often do u think up new ones? <BR> <BR> I never did it like i should and now i do i want every 10 pounds celebrated every minute i workout recognized because i know im worth it as we all are. <BR> <BR> here are some of my goals: <BR> <BR> 1. To lose enough weight to get tattooed in places im too embarrassed to be seen naked in lol. <BR> <BR> 2. First 10 pounds off i get to unwrap a... Mon, 7 Jul 2008 00:41:41 EST Congradulations DamnLuck DOg!!!!! Congradulations DamnLuckyDog you are the June Winner!!! You worked your tail off!!!!!! :) Sun, 6 Jul 2008 14:19:53 EST The Holiday is over..lets get back to business! :) so every time a holiday comes its hard for most us not to do some holiday munching but now that the next big holiday is monthes away i say its time to get back to business and remember why we are here. to get healthy and fit! :) <BR> <BR> I cant wait to see people back on the teams posting and chatting and remember there is a july contest and plz still bear with me i may have to go to a special store and have my cds documents retreived in order to announce the Junes winners i know WHO they ... Sat, 5 Jul 2008 16:06:37 EST July Challenge FoodJourn als/Water OK so this one is not as physical as our last ones have been but they are very important and defiantly make a differnce in a healthy life style. I want to see us keeping food journals and drinking at least 8 glasses of water a day. its so important to drink our water and to know what we are putting into our mouthes. So heres how the contest will go. <BR> <BR> We will earn points for writing down our food and drinking our water. <BR> <BR> What we will do is every day of the week u have the... Tue, 1 Jul 2008 18:36:11 EST nervouis but excited. news well im nervouis but im excited i calle dm y artist and he told me to call him back tomarrow to see if he can tattoo me so afraid of him saying he cant but im holding on to hope and prayin gthat he can. plz say alil prayer for me its gonna be alot cheaper on me gas wise and easier for me if i can go this coming monday i really need this emotionally and i just need to get away it would be alot to me. Tue, 1 Jul 2008 17:59:12 EST Taking Stock II Taking Stock II <BR> <BR> The new adventure of TokenFatGuy just posted. <BR> More progress...more pugs...more math humor...more more more.... <BR> <BR> <link><BR>blic_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=13<BR>02502 </link> Mon, 30 Jun 2008 13:45:00 EST New SP let us know if u need our help! so i noticed on this team and another team that some people are joining but not making profiles, i dont know if its that their not interested in a profile or DONT know how to go about it all. I know it cant be confusing at first because this site is so huge with so many resources. Plz if any new spark members are unsure of how to do something ask us here at this thread and we will help u wiht any questions u have. <BR> <BR> also if ur not interested in a profile or a public profile i strong... Fri, 27 Jun 2008 23:38:59 EST Taking Stock Taking Stock <BR> <BR> No...I'm not pushing a stock! But it is time to review my workout/diet and look for changes to be made. <BR> <BR> Check it out in the on-going adventures of me, Token Fat Guy! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>blic_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=12<BR>88572 </link> <BR> <BR> Enjoy! <BR> <BR> Robert <BR> Mon, 23 Jun 2008 18:01:24 EST super excited about tattoos! :) So i have this goal set that is very personal to me and i cant wait to start which is that every 10 pounds i lose i will get a star tattooed and im coming so close to making my first 10 pound loss im really excited about it! :) <BR> <BR> I cant wait to share my vision with my artist and see where he wants to take it. <BR> <BR> I also should be getting work done on my cover up pretty soon, im gonna see if he can work on it July 7th and thats something im really glad to have done too althoug... Sun, 22 Jun 2008 11:51:05 EST NOt to eat what i want but to Wear what i want! You know I saw on another team where a person said they saw in a magazine instead of saying i want to eat whatever I want say I want to wear whatever i want and i believe that. <BR> <BR> Keep wishing u could eat all the candy u want and never gain weight because its just wishful thinking but Believe you can wear whatever you want and that will come true. <BR> <BR> I am tired of going into Hottopic and other stores and only being able to buy the purses and odd items and the mens tshirts an... Wed, 18 Jun 2008 18:02:52 EST 92 Pound Blog 92 Pound Blog <BR> <BR> The new installment in the adventures of TFG has just posted if you want to check it out. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>blic_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=12<BR>73374 </link> <BR> <BR> Enjoy! Mon, 16 Jun 2008 15:31:34 EST I am worth it because... I wanted to give this place some new threads on the THere is Hope forum so i decided this is one of our new sticky threads. <BR> <BR> we are worth working out, we are worth being healthy, we are worth being happy and there are people in this world that honestly dont believe it and that is sad to me. I want us to be able to say I am worth it every day, where ever ur at, while ur running, eating, surfing spark people i want u to say I am worth it! :) <BR> <BR> so heres a place we can come ... Wed, 11 Jun 2008 18:52:43 EST Whats the last tattoo you got? The last tattoo i got was the one on my arm that still has mroe work left, hopefully in the next few weeks ill be getting more done. :) Wed, 11 Jun 2008 18:46:39 EST Saturday was my birthday! Saturday was my birthday! <BR> <BR> Check out my blog to see what I did to celibrate... <BR> <BR> <link><BR>blic_journal.asp?id=TOKENFATGUY </link> <BR> <BR> The latest chapter in the ongoing adventures of me...Token Fat Guy! <BR> <BR> TFG <BR> <BR> Oh...and I posted a new picture on my page too. Mon, 9 Jun 2008 16:35:38 EST Healthy Goal Weight. So yesterday i went to the doctor to have a mole removed and in the process i thought hey I can ask for my healthy goal weight as i need that to turn in to TOPS so i can show them what my goal is. WEll im so excited to tell u all that i NOW know what i should weigh and its funny because i weas aiming too LOW! My goal weight my Ideal weight is 180 pounds! WOO HOO! <BR> <BR> Lets all remember that its about our health and in the end we could be aiming low if we dont ask a doctor first trust m... Sat, 7 Jun 2008 13:50:45 EST Tattoo Dreams... Well i keep having tattoo dreams over the past few months and it shows how badly i want to get tattooed, the other night i dreamed a i got a new tattoo and that my sister got one as well... <BR> I also had a dream before that one of the artists turned off the lights in the shop <BR> and him and another artist held me down and tattooed me in the dark and when <BR> they were done i was left with an aweful black shape covering up my tinker bell tattoo, I also dreamed that i got a tattoo on my ar... Thu, 5 Jun 2008 02:41:53 EST Happy to be Overweight! Happy to be Overweight! <BR> <BR> This week's TFG blog has been posted <BR> <BR> <link><BR>blic_journal.asp?id=TOKENFATGUY </link> <BR> <BR> Enjoy...and as always, watch out for dogs, cats, and zombies Mon, 2 Jun 2008 17:43:19 EST The Happening... Well i dont know about the rest of you but i really want to see THE Happening whenit comes out in Theatres, it looks really awesome to me and sense i dont watch a lot of horror, suspense or any movie like that im really excited to see this one. Weird because i love movies that are scary and suspensful, although my husband isnt huge on them guess thats my reason i dont see them much lol. <BR> <BR> Anyways i was wondering if anyone else is interested in seeing this movie and what other movies ... Mon, 2 Jun 2008 02:17:44 EST Congradulations JamieKrystal! I am just still in shock at that 10,000 crunches and want to say congrats again on a job well done! :) <BR> <BR> This truely inpsires me and i hope inspires others to reach for the stars! <BR> <BR> Mon, 2 Jun 2008 02:11:19 EST June Challenge!!! JUNES MINUTE BY MINUTE CHALLENGE!! <BR> <BR> Heres the challenge: <BR> <BR> For the month of June all you have to do is turn in how many MINUTES you worked out, thats all there is too it simple as that. That is how i track my exercise and i find its so motivating to see what exercise i do in minutes. I feel so motivated by that and was thinking we have people on here that want to do the challenges but sometimes are not able to for one reason or another. BUt if were all exerciseing why dont... Sat, 31 May 2008 03:37:24 EST i finally decided on my tat representing my fam im going to get three doves on the inside of my right forearm representing my husband and my two sons Wed, 28 May 2008 23:36:55 EST There's a hole... There's a hole... <BR> <BR> The new TFG blog is posted... <BR> <BR> <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=1231057 </link> <BR> <BR> Enjoy! <BR> <BR> And watch out for the zombies! Tue, 27 May 2008 18:51:56 EST What Groceries Did You buy this week? Heres a cool thread we can keep our selves accountable and remind ourselves of what were buying, this could help others in ideas for healthy foods and meals. You dont have to list everything but every week when u get groceries just think about what your buying and if u want list a few things here. :) <BR> Mon, 26 May 2008 00:31:31 EST indiana jones here i come! i get to see my hottie on the big screen tonite! :) Sat, 24 May 2008 13:48:25 EST What was your first.... What was your first: <BR> tattoo-butterfly-on my ankle,i was 19 <BR> car-dodge turismo <BR> piercing- my ears, my dad did them when i was 11 my first needle piercing was my nose-done right before i turned 30 <BR> job-cashier at revco <BR> time you really felt like a adult-when i moved out right before i turned 19 with my now hubby <BR> anything you'd like to share! my first kiss was when i was 16, my first time in a plane when i was 15. <BR> Thought it be something fun to share if you'd lik... Wed, 21 May 2008 17:05:10 EST tough times I have really had a hard time lately....if anyone has a chance to read my blog and give some words of wisdom or anything....i really need it!! <BR> <BR> <BR> And the icing on the cake is that I had an appointment and deposit to get my new ink done....and the universe decided that was not gonna happen, not even sure when I can go now :( <BR> <BR> Just feel like curling up with ice cream and doritos and crying Tue, 20 May 2008 09:30:30 EST I'm THAT Guy! I'm THAT Guy! <BR> <BR> New TFG post hot off the press... <BR> <BR> <link><BR>urnal.asp?id=TOKENFATGUY </link> <BR> <BR> Enjoy...and watch out for zombies... <BR> <BR> Token Fat Guy Mon, 19 May 2008 14:17:40 EST Whats your ring tone?? Today mine is the GhostBuster Theme! :) Sun, 18 May 2008 19:00:46 EST Visible tats and employment? Please share! So I have an appt to get my next tattoo in October. I really want to get it on my forearm (near my elbow)-- I've always wanted one there and I'm really excited. <BR> But I'm worried about jobs. I know it depends on what kinds of jobs, but at this point in my life (in college) who knows what range of employment I'm going to have over my life. <BR> Please share your experiences with getting/keeping jobs, visible tattoos, workplace attitudes, company policies, etc. THANK YOU! Sun, 18 May 2008 14:45:51 EST I got my ink! :D I got my tattoo yesterday. <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> Here's some digicam and webcam images of the process and result. You might be able to notice a slightly scared facial expression in the first image, LOL. <BR> <BR> the links: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>/ink/001.jpg </link> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>/ink/002.jpg </link> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>/ink/003.jpg </link> <BR> <BR> <link>i2.pho... Sun, 18 May 2008 07:41:41 EST When it Rains it Pours, Plz Pray for me. So i feel like a broken record now so ill say this. I'm very worried and have good reason to worry that i have skin cancer. I hope to get a small mole removed from my right arm Monday and i hope and pray the tests come back that i have NO skin cancer and that theirs nothing wrong with my arm as its sore around the area and its an odd soreness. to the touch it doesnt hurt but the upper arm in general has a strange pain to it and it worries me. its nothing extremely painful but its there. <BR>... Sat, 17 May 2008 03:34:03 EST Black&Gray or Color?? Color tattoos are my favorite, whats your favorite? Wed, 14 May 2008 23:07:26 EST What If...Turn a Negative into a Postive So we probably have all thought at one time what if i had never gotten big, what if i had always been healthy, what if i wouldve lost the weight before i got older. <BR> <BR> But I'd like us to think about this, what if for example I had been less sympathetic to others because i didnt know the battle of weight. <BR> <BR> OR I think I hate to be over weight but at least I can use this to help others and educate others. <BR> <BR> This works on so many levels so many things in life that we... Wed, 14 May 2008 22:33:07 EST 84 Pound Blog! 84 Pound Blog! <BR> <BR> Enjoy this week's blog as the adventures of Token Fat Guy continue... <BR> <BR> <link><BR>urnal.asp?id=TOKENFATGUY </link> <BR> <BR> As always, watch out for zombies! <BR> <BR> TFG Mon, 12 May 2008 03:20:58 EST Tattoo Shops Hi everyone I wanted to give us a link to share tattoo shops that we know of, we can say whether we liked them or not and where their at. <BR> <BR> I only let one person touch me and thats Jeremy at The Zen Factory in Jonesboro Arkansas, all my work was done by Jeremy. <BR> <BR> I realize we all cant go to Jonesboro, Arkansas we cant all go to L.A. To get inked by Kat von D. WE cant all go to Miami to get tattooed by Ami James so heres a place to let everyone know who they can go to. :) ... Fri, 9 May 2008 00:26:54 EST Where Are You From? <BR> <BR> I live in close to Poplar Bluff, Missouri. <BR> <BR> Thats about 1.5 hours away from Cape Giraudo, 3 hours from St. Louis and about 2 hours away from Jonesboro, Arkansas! All big cities that ive been too quite a bit. :) <BR> Wed, 7 May 2008 17:39:02 EST Weight loss progress? Share. How long into your program did you start noticing significant difference on the scale? I've noticed physical differences in my muscle tone, but I don't FEEL thinner and the scale is barely moving. I know I'm being impatient, but I feel like I'm working my butt off for nothing... When did you start feeling it? Wed, 7 May 2008 13:42:35 EST Happy Cinco de Mayo! The adventures of Token Fat Guy continue. Check out this week's posting... <BR> <BR> <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=1189249 </link> <BR> <BR> Special guest appearance by Paris Hilton Mon, 5 May 2008 17:51:58 EST Whats your next tattoo? Okay i'm curious! <BR> <BR> As everyone here either has tattoos or wants a tattoo or is pierced. <BR> <BR> What is the next tattoo or piercing you want and why? If there a meaning behind your tattoo design? <BR> <BR> ----------------------------------------<BR>---------------- <BR> My brother and i are planning my next major tattoo. this one will go on my left thigh and will take up a good portion of it. From just about my knee, possibly almost to my butt! <BR> <BR> It's a koi swimmin... Sun, 4 May 2008 20:11:05 EST Help!!!! Ok so we all need help sometimes,we all need support. This is a new thread to just say hey its ok to ask for help! It really is, its ok to ask for support thats what were here for. :) <BR> <BR> So if something is bothering u and u need help, support, whatever it is u need feel free to post here and there is always gonna be someone here to notice and reach out! :) Sat, 3 May 2008 02:56:57 EST May's 1,2,3, Crunch Challenge! May’s 1, 2, 3, Crunch Challenge! <BR> <BR> Ok so its time for a new challenge pretty soon and I wanted us to do something that’s doable but still a challenge. Plus fun cause we all love to have fun right?! Well the month of May the challenge is to see who can do the most CRUNCHES! That’s right I know u guys and gals are ready for the beach ready stomach so lets get to it! <BR> <BR> It’s SOOO simple, all u have to do is email me how many crunches u did every day, if u cant email every day ... Tue, 29 Apr 2008 20:40:13 EST So one of my fave sites is they are 100% free which is awesome! Its kinda like a version of myspace only for body modders and its pretty cool. <BR> <BR> If anyone here is already a member or becomes a member and you want to connect with sparkers at as well then just leave your screen name here and im sure lots of us will be ready to message u and rate ur body mods and so forth! <BR> <BR> Its defiantly not a site for the faint of heart so plz before ente... Tue, 29 Apr 2008 20:18:04 EST TFG Gets Shoes TFG Gets Shoes <BR> <BR> This week TFG gets new shoes...and loses more weight... <BR> <BR> <link><BR>urnal.asp?id=TOKENFATGUY </link> <BR> <BR> Enjoy! <BR> <BR> TFG Mon, 28 Apr 2008 17:08:00 EST The Good, The Bad, and The Ivy Ejoy this week's adventure with Token Fat Guy... <BR> <BR> <link><BR>urnal.asp?id=TOKENFATGUY </link> <BR> <BR> And watch out for the end of the world Mon, 21 Apr 2008 20:25:39 EST New... Hello, everyone! <BR> <BR> My name is Zulmarie, but you can call me Zul. I am a 23 year-old woman, who is hoping to lose more than half of my weight. Yah, I know... it sucks, but I have to deal with it. Anyways, I have five tattoes and even though I might want to have some of them removed for work-related reasons (they're on my neck and my wrists!), I love tattoes. <BR> <BR> Anyways, that is a bit about me. Hope to be hearing from you guys soon and I hope to make some great friendships. ... Sat, 19 Apr 2008 20:07:58 EST What inspires you? So i saw this on another team i am with and i thought wow this is an awesome thread to have. So just post what inspires u what your motivation is. Thu, 17 Apr 2008 03:39:17 EST Recovery New TFG blog posted for those that want to see it. <BR> <BR> Watch out for the zombies...I think they've been getting into the Brawndo. <BR> <BR> Enjoy! <link><BR>urnal.asp?id=TOKENFATGUY </link> Mon, 14 Apr 2008 21:06:13 EST I talked to Richard Simmons Today! Ok so here it is! They put me on hold and i got to listen to what w as going on before the show started! it was hard to hear but i realized richard was talking to his friends in the background lol. at one point i hear him so oh those 2 were just gay as a goose just gay as a goose! and then another point i hear him say to a women that walks in oh your just too damn cute u know that your just too cute! it was so funny! well i listened to a story about a wiomen named melissa who lost 155 pounds ... Sun, 13 Apr 2008 16:20:07 EST My vent, people without tattoos dont understand! ~i posted this about a week ago on another tattoo team and had awesome responses from it so even though im trying to get past it i want to share this with u all. :) <BR> <BR> ok i am not bashing people who have no tattoos, hey at one time i had no tattoos! i mean i wasnt born with them but u know now that i have them...they aint going any where! <BR> <BR> heres a post i posted on another tattoo team and i just wanted to get this off my chest!!! ive delt with it before but not from friends... Fri, 11 Apr 2008 03:58:28 EST GLOW IN THE DARK/BLACK LIGHT TATTS I want to celebrate my divorce with a new tattoo..I'm thinking glow in the dark butterfly wings on my cleavage. Anyone have glow in the dark in work done yet? <BR> <BR> Thu, 10 Apr 2008 13:49:17 EST Why Diets Fail part III Keep your dieting on track by educating yourself. <BR> <BR> Oh..and some good information about zombies too. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>KENFATGUY </link> Mon, 7 Apr 2008 12:48:12 EST I Cant Wait Too... So I saw this on another team and I really like it! I think it would be good for us and its more motivation. It's about what you cant wait to do. Whether it be you cant wait to breathe easier! You cant wait to shop at any store instead of special plus size stores and so on! Just let us know what you cant wait to do and we are all here to cheer you on! :) Tue, 1 Apr 2008 22:49:49 EST Don't Give Up! I just want to say Don't Give Up! No matter what, not matter how hard things are just don't give up! We will face a lot of cross roads in our lives but that doesnt mean we have to give up. We just have to work that much harder. If your struggling with exercise then by all means look for something new, check out your tv for work out shows u can work out too, take a walk, join a yoga class, try something that gets u moving even if its different like a dance class, self defense classes, tie quon... Mon, 31 Mar 2008 19:23:26 EST More on Why Diets Fail More on Why Diets Fail <BR> <BR> Just finished writing and posted part two of 'Why Diets Fail' to my blog <BR> <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=1109901 </link> <BR> <BR> And don't forget to check the front page if you want your fix of zombie humor and stick figures.... Mon, 31 Mar 2008 18:55:39 EST April's Sweat Baby Sweat: Q's & A's... Hi there, i firstly want to say if you want to delete this, then please do so.. i just didn't want to write it in the "ASBS" instruction thread.. <BR> <BR> Ok, So my Question is: <BR> <BR> Are you wanting us to keep each day in a log and then at the end of 30days email you it all?? OR are we to email you every day, or every week?? Cos; thats going to be A LOT of emails and equations for you to work out!!! Whoa, Go Super woman!!! <BR> <BR> ok, thanks heaps, and once again, Please delete thi... Tue, 25 Mar 2008 07:02:50 EST April's Sweat Baby Sweat Challenge! Ok SO Here it is the APRIL Sweat Baby Sweat Challenge! <BR> I find that writing down what we eat, drink, our exercise helps a TON! <BR> I can honestly say if I don’t write down what I eat I OVER eat almost for sure and I can tell u that I don’t remember what exercises I did last week or even 3 days ago! When I write what I eat and what I do I’m so proud to look back and see what I did and I keep up the good work, it also helps me figure out why I had a bad week if I did. Our weight loss is ... Tue, 25 Mar 2008 00:59:19 EST Why Diets Fail <BR> First in a series of posts on why diets fail... <BR> <BR> <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=1093535 </link> <BR> <BR> And some information on zombies too! Mon, 24 Mar 2008 16:11:54 EST Money is so hard right now...why support fast food So as some of you already know im really trying to get a second job at the moment and money is an issue for me. as im sure it is for most of us. i think and my husband and i have cut down on the fast food considerably! i mean yes there are alot of healthy options now days, salads, fruit and yogurt, Subway! but look at how much it costs us! its just ridiculous how much we are spending and how much cheaper it would be to take food with us! Like for example lets say u get a combo meal every day ... Mon, 24 Mar 2008 02:13:14 EST 1 WORD thought this would be fun. it was done in one of my other teams. <BR> ~^MeOw^~ <BR> <BR> You. <BR> Can. <BR> Only. <BR> Type. <BR> One. <BR> Word. <BR> Not as easy as you might think. Change the answers to suit you and cut and paste for all to see! <BR> <BR> Remember: one word answers. <BR> <BR> 1. Where is your cell phone? charging <BR> 2.Your significant other? work <BR> 3. Your hair? streaked <BR> 4. Your mother? snoring <BR> 5. Your father? sleeping <BR> 6. Your favorite th... Fri, 21 Mar 2008 10:01:48 EST People Can Be So Cruel! Well i just found out something that really ticked me off so im here to share and remind everyone not to laugh at peoples misfortunes especially when your the only one laughing! <BR> <BR> Today on the radio they were saying that when their is a major flood do NOT drive by peoples houses checking out the flooded water because if you are driving through water its making the situation worse. Heres why and it goes with a story. <BR> <BR> Today on the radio a lady called in and said that every... Thu, 20 Mar 2008 18:23:46 EST What's your Favorite movies?? Exercise w/movies! so i like to do strength training while i watch tv its easy to do and im not just laying on the couch wasting away but im actually burning some calories and building up muscle as i watch tv, doing exercises, crunches, and so forth. so what movies and tv shows do u guys watch??? i love L.A. Ink, Big Medicine, The Biggest Loser, Jurassic Park Movies, American Pie Movies, Indiana Jones, and i love Jack Black movies! Thu, 20 Mar 2008 17:23:40 EST Called, I come Checking my Spark Page this morning I found a heartfelt request to join your team and see if I could help motivate some of the members. Being tattooed myself, I love ink...and even if I didn't, I would have come anyway. <BR> <BR> While I am a big fan of my own writing, I think the most motivational thing I've ever read was 'Hack Yourself'. This is an online essay written by Michael Montoure and can be found on his website <BR> <BR> I've posted it here for your conven... Thu, 20 Mar 2008 10:10:45 EST The Buddy System! ok i notice a lot of people are asking if anyone wants a buddy, and saying they would be glad to have one. I for one know that this system works! My 2 girls Ashley and Jamie are always keeping me on track and they are awesome buddies! We keep each other in line and we give each other hope, sometimes our emails have nothing to do with weight but its nice to have someone to talk to, to feel loved and accepted by. so this is a place u can post your own lil ad for a buddy! Just tell us what your ... Tue, 18 Mar 2008 00:19:35 EST Welcome LOVELYGURL777 as co leader! Plz give LOVELYGURL777 a warm welcome as the new co leader, Ashley and i go back and she is a very trusting, honest person and she has a huge heart! I need her for help, advice and in case something happened and i went on vacation or I got sick YOU know if i couldnt be here for any reason she'd be here to make sure the team is doing well and up and running. So plz give Ashley a welcome and lets all do this and lose this weight! :) ~danielle Mon, 17 Mar 2008 17:52:43 EST all is well im here to stay i sent u all out emails and want u to all know all is well and im here to stay everything should be fine. i wish i coudl go in detail but i cant but its all good and plz everyone make sure u understand that policies on here are FULLY INFORCED and they dont change so remember that ok and lets keep working to lose this weight and GO TEAM! Mon, 17 Mar 2008 15:11:45 EST Today, I am thankful because... Wanted to start a new topic, Danielle, hope u don't mind.. but sometimes pple get so wrapped up in things, they don't take time to smell the roses and realize how thankful they should be!!! Hope to hear back from you all..& hope this topic turns out to be a Successful one, <em>304</em> Sun, 16 Mar 2008 20:42:59 EST wow!!!!! I get to take pics of a baby being born! wow so i got 2 awesome bestfriends and one of them is my bestfriend Nikki, well Nikki told me today she wants ME to take pictures of the baby crowning! I cant believe that im so excited! Shes like they allow 3 people in the room and im like your letting me in there with you and shes like YEAH! that makes me feel so cool and i thnk its really awesome! :) Wed, 12 Mar 2008 18:49:49 EST Support Thats What Were Here For! So we all know that teams are about support! Their about accountablity, friendships, the list goes on and on. So of course this whole team is about support but if theres anything in particular you need support in, prayer requests, maybe its kinda a get it off yoru chest in the form of asking for support, whatever it may be if you worried your request for help is gonna get lost in other threads then dont worry because you can post it here! Wed, 12 Mar 2008 17:27:34 EST