SparkPeople Curvy Misses in the Northwest Team Messageboard This group is for women located in the areas of Oregon and Washington who are sexy with more cushion for the pushin, but want to lose weight and be absolutely fabulous. SparkPeople Curvy Misses in the Northwest Team Messageboard Introductions for 2011 Hello team! I wanted to do introductions again for the new year. I know many of you have done this before, but I would love it if you could tell us a little about you and what area you live in. How can we support you? What gyms if any do you attend? Wed, 23 Feb 2011 12:31:38 EST Has anyone tried any of the Sparkpeople exercise DVD's? Mon, 12 Jul 2010 23:01:57 EST Hello ladies Hey I am a week into spark people. Ive lost 2.8 pounds as of today! I really need some like minded buddies to help keep me accountable. Im Kristi, Im 34 married for eleven years with three girls and really want to get healthy. I want to be a good example to my kids and want my hubby to have a good lookin wifey. ha <BR> Sat, 26 Jun 2010 23:47:13 EST Work out buddy! Hi there! I live in SE Portland and usually visit the L.A. Fitness on 82nd, or out in Gresham. I'm looking for a buddy to take some occasional classes with, and keep each other in line with our goals:o) If you use either one of these locations, and are looking for some one to work out with let me know! Sat, 13 Mar 2010 11:45:06 EST Drop three sizes instantly!!!! Hey there ladies have you heard about the Body Magic??? It's a garment that when you put it on it takes you down up to three dress sizes instantly!!! Not only that it improves posture and when worn overtime you lose inches!!!WOW... I just ordered mine and can not wait to loose my pooch for when my hubby comes home.......check out the site....<BR>icolaw#p/c/17193945484E241C/5/Y8JKLJGH<BR>I6w......for more info visit my site..... Wed, 10 Feb 2010 19:03:55 EST Getting to know one another <em>184</em> Hey Girls! I've been M.I.A. and it seems the team has grown dramatically while I was away. I would love to know a little bit about each of you. <BR> <BR> My name is Sharmel, but I go by Mel. I'm 24 years old. A licensed Massage Therapist currently working in downtown portland. I joined Sparkpeople in March of 2008.Started out at 263lbs, lost 30lbs off of that. Here I am September, 2009; I haven't lost anymore weight, but have gained 20lbs back. Yo yoing is very frustrating. I'... Sun, 13 Sep 2009 13:04:21 EST New to the team Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I've been a member of spark people for a while but I was non-active for the last few months. Hopefully, being on a team can help. <BR> <BR> I've just started up at the gym to start weight training with a trainer and trying to run on the treadmill (I've always hated running). Currently, I'm doing a run for 1 min/walk for 2 min for at least 30 minutes or if I'm being adventurous, however long it takes to make it to 5k. I've been big ever since high school and althoug... Mon, 18 May 2009 17:59:12 EST Workout buddy?? Tigard, Beaverton, Tualatin? I'm hoping to find a workout buddy who would like to meet up 1-2x's a week to work out. I currently have a membership at 24hr fitness (I can go to any of them). <BR> <BR> I'm more at a beginner level in working out even though I have prior experience. <BR> <BR> If anyone is interested let me know! Thanks :) Thu, 27 Nov 2008 03:22:52 EST tooo curvy ? does any others of you see curvy gals and think --she looks good , ok, and nice. but thenlook at your own curves in the mirror and it dont look ok to you? im trying to get over having the idea i have to look thin,its ok to have curves show, im 185 lbs,,,--was 132 lbs 2 years ago Mon, 17 Nov 2008 10:49:48 EST I'm New to the Group!!! <em>213</em> I'm Dalila and I'm 26 and I live in Portland. I'm ready to start a healthy life. I'm married for almost a year now (Aug 31 2007) we are TTC a baby and in the meantime I want to get healthy. Not only would I like to loose a few pounds before baby but I would like to change my living style (eating, exercise and just overall health). Fri, 18 Jul 2008 20:05:23 EST Just Curious In recent months I have become fond of boxing. I've never had very good upper body strength and I admire that in female boxers.I think of boxing as the ultimate all around workout. It works the legs, the arms, the midsection and anything I've missed I'm sure. It also wouldn't hurt to have some form of self defense, being a woman and all. So I was thinking that maybe after I get to the physical point where I can handle something like this, boxing is something I would like to try. Not professio... Sat, 17 May 2008 23:11:37 EST Healthy snack alternatives Hey Ladies! <BR> <BR> This discussion is for us to share any food substitutions or healthy snack alternatives that we may know of. <BR> <BR> I will start out by sharing a few that I know of. <BR> I make my own thin crust pizza using either a whole wheat tortilla or flat-out brand multi-grain flat bread. I top it with a mixture of tomato sauce and diced stewed tomatoes, plenty of veggies, crumbled turkey bacon, mozzarella and parmesan cheese blend, and feta cheese. This is just an idea, you ... Tue, 6 May 2008 03:35:15 EST What is your weight loss goal? My weight loss goal is to lose 80lbs altogether. I'm currently 244lbs, started out at 260lbs. I don't want to be skinny, I've never been skinny, I want to be athletic. I was more athletic in the past. I used to be about 170 or 180lbs before; plus I tend to look smaller than I really am. <BR> ~Mello~ Tue, 29 Apr 2008 16:39:10 EST What motivates you? I am motivated by the fact that I don't want to get any bigger. Whenever and if ever I think I can just give up, I remember that I don't want to get bigger. <BR> I also remember that I am looking for a total lifestyle change, and not just something in the moment. <BR> Sun, 6 Apr 2008 23:43:47 EST Hey! Hi everyone! I'm Kate, 31, mom/wife. I'm really positive, happy, fun and satisfied with my life. My husband is a talented tattoo artist(as you can see by my!)and my best friend. I want to be healthier for myself and my kids....hence losing weight. :) Sun, 23 Mar 2008 15:30:01 EST