SparkPeople Wanna be Hot Mamas Team Messageboard This is a team for 30 something moms who want to have fun losing weight and supporting each other. Jokes and suggestions are welcome. SparkPeople Wanna be Hot Mamas Team Messageboard I'm a newbie! Good morning everyone, <BR> Well here is a little intro to myself. My name is Jenna and I'm a 31 year old mother of two, ages 7 and 4. Over the years I have fallen into a depression, or funk and I need to crawl my way out of it. I joined Spark a few months ago but never really seriously went at it. I lack that much needed self motivation. I procrastinate everything. Now I'm at a point in my life I want to try and make changes. Hoping to gain some control and becoming the role model I s... Tue, 11 Jul 2017 08:20:30 EST Mom Bod Hi! <BR> <BR> I have three kids (a three and a half year old, and twin girls that are nine months old) and I have kept telling myself 'as soon as they sleep through the night, I'll do something'. Well, that's not really happening quite yet and I find myself ballooning up because I'm just shoving food in my mouth and drinking a TON of coffee to stay awake so I need to fix that. Plus, being a role model to my girls just based on how I look seems to come with much more pressure than I felt fo... Tue, 9 May 2017 15:03:53 EST New Momma in town Hey all I just joined SP. I am a super busy momma. I would love to make friends and have fun. Tue, 17 May 2016 14:11:46 EST Wanting to say Hello everybody so I just joined this group today. I also recently moved to the Dallas/Ft Worth area; more in the mid-cities area from Albuquerque about 2 months ago. I'm currently a stay at home mom until I finish school for medical billing and coding. I'm in my last semester (yay!) so I can't wait to start having adult conversations again. LOL <BR> Since the move I have decided to come back to sparkpeople again and try to lose the weight I need. I'm focusing on smaller/obtainable goals inst... Tue, 12 Jan 2016 18:19:05 EST Best time to get exercise. I am a SAHM so for me it is easiest to get to the gym just after 9:15 am. If I try any earlier there is no parking available. Morning is best because I can get all the kids ready and then we actually start our day instead of just hanging out at home. <BR> <BR> Sometimes I will try to do some sort of exercise video from you tube or spark during the babies nap, but my 4 yo just thinks it is climb on mommy time so the gym is the best for me. <BR> <BR> Any one else out there? when do you exerci... Thu, 2 Jul 2015 08:57:59 EST Turning 30 this month, time for Big Changes! Hi Everyone, <BR> My name is Jessica (Eva May), I am turning 30 at the end of this month and I am a mom of two wonderful boys 5 and 2 years old. I just haven't been able to budge the pregnancy weight after my second pregnancy and baby is two now so it's time to kick my butt in gear. So I've joined SP and revamped my entire lifestyle and the best part is that hubby is completely on board and doing SP too (although he has no weight to lose). I had 17 lbs to lose when I started. 3 weeks in a... Tue, 19 May 2015 15:57:42 EST Hi. New to team. Hi Everybody. I'm new to the team, and I just wanted to stop by and say hi. Mon, 2 Mar 2015 16:40:48 EST newbie to hot mamas Hi everyone. My name is Lisa, I just turned 31,and I'm a mom of 3. I'm new to this whole sparkpeople team/blogs/ etc. I've been using the app to track my food and exercise for about a week now and it really has helped me put things in perspective for me. I knew I over are a lot of times but when you see it laid out in front of you it's a slap in the face. Anywho, I've tried multiple times and failed at losing weight. I'm desperate! I'm weighing what I did when I was 9months pregnant with my ... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 20:34:22 EST newbie to hot mamas Hi everyone. My name is Lisa, I just turned 31,and I'm a mom of 3. I'm new to this whole sparkpeople team/blogs/ etc. I've been using the app to track my food and exercise for about a week now and it really has helped me put things in perspective for me. I knew I over ate a lot of times but when you see it laid out in front of you it's a slap in the face. Anywho, I've tried multiple times and failed at losing weight. I'm desperate! I'm weighing what I did when I was 9months pregnant with my ... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 20:31:00 EST work out clothes and tips and tricks! Hey y'all, my name is Tammy and I have a husband and 2 little girls. I was wondering since nothing has been started or talked about in a while I'll start one..... what do you wear.. I usually do sweats and a tank top, today did sweatshirt and pants, I seemed to sweat more! Is this better? more calories burned? I seemed I don't know felt better? I was very hot though, lol Richard Simmons hahaha love that guy, but some were wearing sweat shirts. Not sure what do you do? <em>185</em> Thu, 29 Jan 2015 10:53:45 EST I want my body back! Hi Mamas. :) I have a beautiful almost four year old daughter and I still have the horribly unfit body to prove it. I am ready to feel strong and sexy instead of flabby and frumpy. I have a whole lots weight to lose. I'm going to start today trying to make that happen. ) Thu, 17 Jul 2014 13:35:23 EST New Mommy with 13 Month Old Hi, I'm Wendy. I am a first time mommy with a 13 month old. He is pretty mobile as he's walking already. What I am wondering or would like advice on is what helps other mothers out there with little ones in terms of developing and KEEPING a workout/fitness schedule? Especially one that can be done from/at/in a home environment (including going for walks/jogs/doing things outside). I find it challenging especially since my little guy usually doesn't sleep through the night; waking up once to t... Mon, 21 Apr 2014 23:51:39 EST a born again newbie! Hello out there!! My name is Tiffany and I am currently 37 years old. I have been a part of spark in the past and was successful, I then had my second child and boy oh boy how things change!! I am ready to take this ride again!! 40 is not too far of and it is time to nip this unhealthy lifestyle in the bud!!! :-) Thu, 6 Feb 2014 16:16:09 EST New to this Team! <em>41</em> Just turned 30 have a 10 year old Daughter, join Spark last Feb in prep for my Hawaii trip. Made the trip and was self confident to go as is even though I wasn't to my goal weight and this year we are trying for a baby. It would be a half sibling for my daughter. So I want to get healthier for better chances for that. Wed, 8 Jan 2014 09:21:26 EST Newbie!! HI Everyone! <BR> My name is Heidi I am a 32 year old mom of a 7 year old boy I live in Maine! <BR> I am very excited to join this group and get to know you all!! <BR> While I am overweight and have started over many many times. I am taken full advantage of this website and making it work for me. My motto is "I'm tired of starting over so I'm not given up." <BR> Anything you want to know about me please ask away. Hope to make some new friends along the way Sun, 1 Dec 2013 11:23:31 EST Gonna Get It Done Me In 5: <BR> 1. My name is Cindy. I am happily married to my best friend and soul mate and we have two beautiful children. <BR> 2. I have been overweight for so long I don't remember being at a healthy weight (more than 15 years) <BR> 3. I finally realized I deserve to be healthy and am prepared to fight my way, every day, back to the healthiest, happiest Mom, wife, and woman I can be! <BR> 4. I will lose over 100lbs to do this and am nervously looking forward to this journey! <BR> 5. I woul... Mon, 15 Jul 2013 13:21:47 EST new leader Hi my name is Katie. I am your new leader. I am a single mom of a 11 year old daughter. I live in NW Arkansas. I look forward to getting to know you Sat, 8 Jun 2013 19:09:44 EST hello everyone Hello my name is Tiffany. I am 30 years old. I have one daughter that is 10. I am raising her on my own. <BR> I have been on & off spark for a while now, but never really “ON” it. If that makes sense. I want to actually use it, and have it help me. <BR> I am starting my journey to find the healthy, true, godly, happy person I know that I can be. Just figuring out how to do that is a journey in itself &#61514;. <BR> Motivation is the biggest thing for me. I feel like I am lacking in that dep... Wed, 5 Jun 2013 15:59:17 EST Ready for our bikinis? Ok, I've had 2 children and my tummy looks like a roadmap of Dallas, so I'm not really EVER going to wear a bikini, but....Summer is coming and alas: bathing suit weather. Are we getting ready for the beach, or pool, or lake, or just to look decent in a pair of shorts? I'm 30 pounds lighter than last Summer, but I'm still working on it. Lets face it, this Winter has taken a little longer to get rid of than usual. Tue, 2 Apr 2013 17:25:28 EST Ready to get out of my FUNK! Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> My name is Karli and I'm a 30 year old mother of 2. I have a wonderful 13 year old step-daughter and a spunky 3 year old son. I've been a member of Spark for a few years now and actually lost a bit of weight when I first signed up, but that was prior to my son being born. Since then I've been packing on the pounds and just don't feel like myself anymore. I want to really focus on getting into better shape so I can keep up with the kids when we're out playing at the... Tue, 2 Apr 2013 15:15:44 EST I wanna be a Hot Mama too Mother of 2 young girls, 30 years old. I've always looked young for my age, but it's starting to catch up with me. So......please tell me the secret. How do i become a hot mama and look young again Mon, 1 Apr 2013 17:01:24 EST New Mom of three here I am a Stay at Home mom of three wonderful children. My daughter is 9.5 and two sons are 7 and 3 years old. I have an Engineering back ground and work for many years before stopping to stay at home with my kids. <BR> <BR> I really want to loose weight and get back to a healthy weight range. I was looking to maybe join weight watchers and found spark people so I am giving this a try. looking forward to being part of the Spark People community. Sun, 24 Mar 2013 07:14:34 EST Brand new here- mom to 3 kids Hi ya'll!! <BR> <BR> My name is Meghan! I am 32- 33 in 2 weeks- and I am from Ohio. I have 3 adorable kiddos- 3 year old identical twin boys and a 9 month old daughter. I am married to my best friend. I am a SAHM and I am obsessed with crafting, and I really like Pinterest, cooking, writing and playing with my babies. I enjoy couponing, a good book, country music and laughing and having FUN!! <BR> <BR> My life is a little different than many people's in that my twins have Down syndrome so I... Sat, 2 Mar 2013 23:06:04 EST New MamaBear Hello, my name is Melvina. Everyone just calls me MamaBear. I have 6 kids by birth and 1 step daughter and am married to a great guy named Anthony. I am 34 about to be 35 and have about 150 lbs left to lose. I would love to be not only a one hot mama again, but a one hot mamabear again! :) Fri, 15 Feb 2013 14:40:15 EST Hi Hi, my name is Krista. I have a 3 month old son and I was on a great kick to losing weight before I got pregnant. I want to continue the streak now that I have my son. Thu, 7 Feb 2013 14:41:07 EST This is me! I am a 30 year old mother of a 9 yr old girl and proud owner of a 1 yr old border collie. I'm an accountant, so my job has me sitting most of the day. I try to get out of my seat several times a day, but sometimes that just doesn't happen. I have never been a small girl, but I am more out of shape now than I have ever been. During the week I do a great job of tracking my food and exercising, but on weekends I find myself only eating two meals a day, not exercising at all and eating random thi... Mon, 21 Jan 2013 15:41:40 EST Hi :) My name is Leah and I am a 31 year old mom to 2 boys, ages 4 and 13 months. I feel like I've lost myself in the last few years and want to get my life back on track. Not just for myself, but also for my husband and sons. I look forward to getting to know everyone. Wed, 9 Jan 2013 01:09:07 EST Joining the team- time to make some changes! Hello all! <BR> <BR> I'm finding that it's time to work on me. I have a 4 year old and a 1 year old (both very busy little boys!) and it seems that every waking moment of my day is spent caring for them and the hubs either directly or indirectly. I was very fortunate to lose all my babyweight and then some fairly quickly but I'm finding it start to creep up again and I'm not willing to let myself get back to the point that I used to be. <BR> <BR> So here I am. No more excuses, no more justi... Fri, 4 Jan 2013 16:55:46 EST Merry Christmas to all Hey ladies! <BR> <BR> I have been diving into the Christmas cookies, oops! Despite my temporary "off the wagon" status, I have been somewhat careful, which means that instead of dramatically busting my calorie quota, I have only been busting it by a small margin. That being said, I tried to keep up my cardio all weekend, only taking a break today :) <BR> <BR> How did you all do? <BR> <BR> Keep up the good work in the new year! <BR> <BR> Tania Tue, 25 Dec 2012 22:51:51 EST Zumba for the Wii Hi there, <BR> <BR> This is my review of the Zumba game for Wii. I bought it at Costco last week for $36.99. My son Jack (6) and I had been playing Just Dance every once in a while and I wanted to step it up. <BR> <BR> I had been looking at fitness DVDs but was feeling kind of overwhelmed by the number of different programs out there, so I thought why not test something like the Zumba game which should be similar to what I already knew to be a nice cardio workout with Just Dance. <BR> <B... Wed, 7 Nov 2012 10:01:25 EST New team lead: Here goes nothing! I'm not going to pretend like I know how to be a team leader, I don't! <BR> <BR> I just think this is too cool a team name for it to go to waste. I also think it's a shame for people to reach out on this forum and not get a reply. <BR> <BR> As a busy mom of two, working outside of the home, it's not easy to find time to blog or post, but I'm going to do my best to check in with you all at least once a day. <BR> <BR> Tue, 6 Nov 2012 22:42:51 EST Weight Loss Buddy Hello everyone! <BR> I am new to this group and spark. I will be 30 in December, have 2 wonderful kids, an almost 4 year old daughter and a 15 month old son. I am also in full time college and trying to lose some extra weight. <BR> I am very good at keeping on track, but as soon as something happens, like a kid gets sick, or its exam time, I fall off for 1 meal and have an extremely hard time getting back to it. I am looking for some buddies to do this with together. Hoping we can motiv... Tue, 30 Oct 2012 19:14:09 EST Facebook Teacher Contest This is shameless, but PLEASE vote for me! All you have to do is go to the Valeria Salon facebook page, find me in the teacher contest (#4) and click Like! Most likes wins $1000 to the Salon. Oh, how I could use that!!! :-) Thanks!!! Sun, 28 Oct 2012 12:36:40 EST hello Hi...Im a mother of 3 ...issues with depression and just turned 30..I stopped working out because my endometriosis n andenomyosis got so bad i was in pain everyday...So i ended up having a hysterectomy and its difficult to get back on track... <BR> <BR> I need to loose the weight again ... Tue, 25 Sep 2012 14:50:37 EST I wanna be a hot mama again After taking the summer off, I've decided that it's time to get back into shape and lose weight. I'm excited to start and I am looking forward to the challenge. My hubby and I are going on vacation, so I want to look good and be in shape. Mon, 10 Sep 2012 14:19:56 EST Introducing Me! Good afternoon everyone! <BR> My name is Missy and I'm 36. I've got 3 kids - Jacob is 10, Jersey is 3 and Callie is 10 months. I met my husband about 6 years ago during a time when I was much skinnier. Over the last 6 years, we've became more busy with kids and less with ourselves. A couple weeks ago he found out that he's diabetic. The doctor said it was going to be a complete game changer for him and the rest of the family. I had thought he was diabetic for a long time so that part wasn't ... Fri, 17 Aug 2012 15:07:41 EST Hello...s truggling Hi! I'm Jenn. I'm 34 and have 3 children ages 18, 15 and 5. I need to lose the 65lbs I have gained back since having my daughter. I work alot eat on the run and am vegetarian. I am working out about twice a week, I know its not near enough, but I work 62+ hours a week. Hopefully you gals can help me out! Sat, 4 Aug 2012 21:26:42 EST Hello! This is the first time I've posted in a team forum, so I'm not sure what to say... <BR> <BR> I'm 35, I live in Melbourne, Australia and I have two beautiful young ladies aged 10 and 7. I'm also divorced. <BR> <BR> I've had a pretty yucky year and a half, which has pushed me into the overweight range again. I've come down a bit, but I've been yo-yoing. I know how damaging that can be, I've watched my Mum do it for... well... my entire life. So I've made the decision to really and truly comm... Thu, 19 Jul 2012 02:20:24 EST Inspiration Hey Fellow Mamas! <BR> <BR> Here's a little inspiration featuring my son. Hope it brings a smile to your day and a little encouragment that you can do it!! Have a great one! <BR> <BR> <link>!/ph<BR>oto.php?fbid=10150977043629337&set=a.1<BR>0150974927174337.440402.238193504336&t<BR>ype=3&theater </link> Thu, 28 Jun 2012 12:18:22 EST Summer Challenge??? I'm wondering if anyone would be interested in doing a summer challenge? Mon, 11 Jun 2012 06:05:33 EST Me and happy to be me I am a 31 year old mother of 3 kids who keep me on my toes every minute of the day. In the past I always looked at excercise as a way to get skinny or that "perfect body" I began to look at it as a way to start living a healthy life style learning about what I can do to keep myself healthy so I can be around for all three of my kids firsts. The life changing event was the night my husband died in my arms I awoke to my 8 year old telling me something was wrong with daddy. he couldn't wake him ... Fri, 8 Jun 2012 14:56:56 EST Hello Hello! My name is Misty. I'm 35 years old. I'm a soon to be divorced mother of two (10 year old son and 7 year old daughter). In three days I will be celebrating the 1 year annivesary of the day I decided to take control of my life. I had decided that I was unhappy with who I was and what I had become. I was just a few lbs shy of 200 lbs (I'm only 5 ft 3 in.). I'm now 60 lbs lighter. I exercise daily. Joined the gym. My most recent accomplishment...I ran a 5K! The whole thing without stopping... Sun, 27 May 2012 10:14:13 EST Mom of 4 young kiddos! I am fairly new to SP. I just started at the very end of April and have had a crazy week last week and a crazy start to this week! <BR> <BR> I have 4 kids 7,6,4 1/2 and 2. When I wasn't having babies I was nursing or miscarried. So pretty much for several years I never had the chance to lose the baby weight before putting it back on again! <BR> <BR> I always say I want to be "1 hot mama" someday! <BR> <BR> My husband works long hours and I take care of the kids all day and week! ... Tue, 15 May 2012 23:22:58 EST Mother's Day Celebrations Before Mother's Day - How do you plan to spend your special day? <BR> After Mother's Day - How did you actually spend your special day? Tue, 1 May 2012 08:08:43 EST May Challange Drink 8 glasses of water per day. Tue, 1 May 2012 08:07:19 EST New to Spar and to the group Hello everyone! My name is Heidi. I am 31 years old. I have two chidren. Preston is 12 and Emma is 5. I am also engaged to my best friend and getting married in August. My main reason for wanting to loose about 30 pounds. I have been at my job for 10 1/2 years. I find myself in that group of people wanting to loose that just can't find the time to prepare meal plans or exercise. I get up at 4:30am to get myself ready and then get the kids stuff together, get them up and ready at 6am and leave... Wed, 25 Apr 2012 13:54:33 EST My husband laughed Hello all, <BR> I'm a 30-something mom of two (2 1/2 year old boy and 10 year old girl). I began SP a few weeks ago and have just ventured into the SparkTeams. I love the name of this group--I would LOVE to be a Hot Mama--so it's the first one I joined. My husband laughed at the title over my shoulder -- all the more motivation!!!! Sending smiles to all <em>41</em> Tue, 17 Apr 2012 20:17:39 EST Getting it right this time Hello, I am ready to get it going right this time. I always start off strong and then die off. Gotta stay motivated. I am a wife, mother of 5, full time higher ed employee and full time student. I run a catering and event coordinating business on the side. I do have a busy life but I am tired of acting as though I have NO time to workout. I have a family that loves everything about me, so I need to do this for myself. I want to live long! I am 33 and currently have no health concerns so I wou... Tue, 17 Apr 2012 11:31:03 EST Newbie I've been on Spark for awhile now, but I'm new to the team. I'm looking forward to getting to know all of you. Thu, 5 Apr 2012 05:32:14 EST Only 2 Months Until June: Getting Ready For Summer If anyone else wants to keep each other motivated to work out every day. Let me know. I want to get back into the groove of exercising and look good for summer. I want to lose 10 pounds in the next two months. Today, I am going for a bike ride with my boys. Tomorrow, I want to start doing my walk/run exercise. I am going to be running a 5K at the end of July so I want to be ready. Here's to looking great this SUMMER!!!!!!!!!! <em>9</em> Sun, 1 Apr 2012 09:27:02 EST Hello Hello everyone! <BR> <BR> I just joined the team and am trying to jump back into using SparkPeople to help me keep moving forward with weight loss. <BR> <BR> I actually just became a new mom less than two weeks ago. My son was born on the 24th by c-section, so I probably won't be doing any serious calorie tracking for a bit since I am breastfeeding and I have to be careful for a little while when it comes to exercise. Though, once I head back to work, it'll be a whole other story as the... Wed, 7 Mar 2012 19:10:09 EST March Challange Communicate with another Wanna Be Hot Mama's Team mate at least once per week. Mon, 5 Mar 2012 16:04:43 EST Love the Title! I love the title of this group. I would love to be a hot mama, but right now I would settle for just being a mom that hasn't completely let herself go... (Which I unfortunately had for too long.) I am a first grade teacher and a mother of two (6 & 11). Even though I think I do significantly less than many working moms I see around me, I can't seem to ever slow down. I'm trying to find ways to simplify and worker smarter, not harder. I am now two weeks into my weight loss program. So fa... Thu, 1 Mar 2012 21:22:22 EST new,,want to so bad be a hot moma!! HEllo,my name is crysti,I am excited to be a part of this group and hope to be a hot mom one day,,hehehehe,,and ready to make new friends that is in the same boat I am in,,(needing to get fit and healthy boat) Thu, 1 Mar 2012 16:56:27 EST I wanna be a hot mamma too!!! Hi Everyone, Just thought to introduce myself. My name is Michelle, age 32. I live in Canada. I'm a stay at home Mom with three kids, ages 3 and under...just had our third baby two months ago and I can't wait to get my pre-pregnancy body back! Now if only I could synchronize baby #1 & #2's naps...I could start working out. Until then, I'm trying out that 4-hour body diet to jump start the weight loss and I'm drinking my 8 glasses of water a day in. <BR> <BR> Thu, 23 Feb 2012 17:17:45 EST I soooo wanna be a hot mama!!!! Hi Guys!!!!!!! <BR> <BR> Laura here! 35 is creeping up and the weight although it has gone down is slowing <em>24</em> . I so want to be the mom that my kids are proud of and that I used to be before them or atleast somewhere close! I struggle with a lack of finding the time to go to the gym, knowing what to do to get optimal results at home and the infamous coca cola habit. I have no self control....I was 180 in I am 169..and by June I want to be a bikini wea... Wed, 22 Feb 2012 15:55:14 EST hello mom's Hello I am a 32 years old mom with two children and I want to lose 14 kilos by the summer, I am very glad joined the team, my English is not perfect by the way forgive some mistakes, I'm from Greece. Tue, 21 Feb 2012 17:46:27 EST Valentine's and how to feel like a Hot Mama Hey everyone, <BR> <BR> I am probably one of the few women who could say this - but I dread Valentine's Day. What do you do to get over self-consciousness? How do you get to feeling like you're a hot mama (or at least on your way to being a hot mama)? Mon, 13 Feb 2012 20:45:23 EST Hello I want to be a hot mama too! Hello, I've been on the site for about a month. I am 38, married and mom to two children, ages 11 and 8. This is truly my first serious attempt at losing weight and so far so good. I am down 7 lbs in my first month. My goal is to lose 35 lbs by May. I hope I can do it. Sun, 12 Feb 2012 21:59:08 EST Activities with Kids What is some activities you do with your kids? <BR> <BR> We play tag in the yard. <BR> Lots of crafts. <BR> <BR> <BR> Fri, 10 Feb 2012 16:37:54 EST New to team and wanna be an even more hot mama I am in my mid 30's with 2 kids. My boyfriend still thinks I am a hot mama, but we both know for health reasons and other reasons I do need to lose some weight. We are starting preconception planning at this point. With my age, weight, cholesterol issues, and having used Depo-provera for a while 3 shots total its going to take a while to get my body ready for pregnancy. I know I can do it with his support, but its always nice to know you aren't alone. He is a healthier eater and I am slowl... Tue, 7 Feb 2012 12:19:18 EST New to the group Hi all, <BR> <BR> I'm a married 30ish mama to 3 beautiful kids (2 boys and 1 girl). My goal is to lose weight and be confident whilst baring skin come our summer vacation, but hey - if I could get to looking like a smoking hot mama - I wouldn't mind that either. <BR> <BR> I actually joined this site a few years ago when a family member mentioned how they lost weight using the site, but didn't really use it as I found out I was preggers the 3rd time and forgot about it. When I tried signin... Wed, 1 Feb 2012 22:23:35 EST February Challange It's February 1st! At least 10 Minutes of activity everyday for the month. Wed, 1 Feb 2012 07:50:23 EST Newbie Here. I am really new to this. My name is Juanita and yes I have some weight to lose. I am about to turn 35 and really need to get my tail in gear!! Have a wonderful Monday!! Mon, 30 Jan 2012 14:29:54 EST January 2012 I propose for the rest of January to track what you eat every day. Thu, 26 Jan 2012 19:08:05 EST Daily Chat 2012 Welcome to all members new and old. How are all of you doing these days. Hope they are going well. <BR> <BR> I hope you are all having a good day. So far so good today. I might have to work late, but that's not a major issue. Thu, 26 Jan 2012 16:39:14 EST New Leader I'd like to introduce my self as your new team leader. My name is Beth and I've been in the team for a while now. I will try to be the best team leader I can. With so many new members there should be more activity for this team. If you have any suggestions on challenges for this team feel free to contact me. <BR> <BR> Let's all become Hot Mamas!!! Thu, 26 Jan 2012 16:03:04 EST I want to be a hot mama too. Hi everyone. My name is Janani and I am 31 years old. I want to lose 50lbs and get fit. I wanna look HOT!!!! see I have definitely come to the right place. <BR> Fri, 20 Jan 2012 21:47:07 EST Hello I am new to SP. I am 33 and need to loose weight, not for a wedding, not for bathing suit season, not for anything, just to be healthier and happier. I have two kids ages 6 and 8. I work at a high school and am in graduate school working on my thesis. I have a very supportive wonderful husband. The one thing I lack is time. This year I am resolved to make 2012 all about me. I am going to graduate, get a new job, and become a smaller healthier me. Tue, 17 Jan 2012 10:21:00 EST New Mama! Guess I should've posted my own HELLO! Hello again! <BR> <BR> Hello all! I think this is the group I'm looking for! I want to be a HOT MAMA! I used to be HOT. Now I'm just 'OT'. I have a 15 month old son who made me gain weight instead losing weight while breastfeeding. He is so worth it though! Well I'm done with that chapter and he's over a year so I'm trying to get rid of this weight. My goal is to lose 30 by April and this time around I feel a desperation. I feel motivated and positive ... Mon, 9 Jan 2012 15:27:38 EST Needing support and motivation I just rejoined this site, hoping to have better luck. During the last 2 years I've had 2 major surgeries and have had some weight gain. I have also completed, yes I said completed menopause at the age of 33. So I have had some body changes as well especially around the abdomen. Any help getting started would be greatly appreciated. Sun, 8 Jan 2012 14:13:16 EST I wanna be a HOT MAMA! Yeah, so when he looks at me he goes "daaaayum" like he did 5 years ago! <BR> <BR> Hi, My name is Sherry Chick (and yes it really IS Chick) and I wanna be a hot mama. I am 38 going on 24. I have a few pounds to lose, nothing to serious, ya know like 50... but it will all come together as long as I keep working at it. As the new year came around I shifted my focus from weight loss to fitness. I figured I had a better chance of being successful if I worked on my bodies ability to burn off the ... Mon, 2 Jan 2012 10:43:31 EST HELLO WELL MY NAME IS SONYAMARIE AND I AM DIABETIC WITH HIGH BLLOD PRESSURE, I WANT TO LOSE 100LBS BY NEXT YEAR AND A HALF I AM 33 YEARS OLD, I RECENTLY JOINED A WEIGHT LOSS CONTEST @ WORK SO WE CAN HELP MOTIVATED EACH OTHER. BY LOSING WEIGHT IN INCREMENTS, FROM GOAL TO GOAL <em>30</em> Wed, 21 Dec 2011 11:49:05 EST Hi from a new mommy! Hey there! My name is Casey and I am beginning my weight loss journey in the morning. I am setting this up for my accountability and will post, log, etc!!! I downloaded the Turbo Jam workout calendar and I will be starting that in the morning and I'm ready! I have a 12 yr old and a 4 mth old, I am a 1st grade teacher, and we are active in church so needless to say, I'm busy!!!! I'm excited to see where this journey leads me. And I'm excited to meet all of you! Sun, 13 Nov 2011 14:32:36 EST New to the group Hi everyone! just joined SPARK this week and was looking for a great support system. I have 2 kids, my son Daniel will be 6 in January, and my daughter Dominique is 3.5 years old. My husband and I have been together for 14 years altogether, married for 6.5 years. I also work full time. I am really gonna need your support because I am pretty weak when it comes to making time for myself. I feel guilty making time for myself when I go home because I haven't seen my kids all day. <BR> I a... Wed, 9 Nov 2011 07:58:57 EST Want sexy back Hello, I am a mother of 3 (11, 6, 2) who lost her thyroid last year. So i am trying to get off baby weight and thyroid weight. Tue, 8 Nov 2011 21:26:10 EST trying to stay motivated i am a mom of 2 boys, their ages r 7 and 2! recently i have lost 67lbs o and i am 4'11! i am joining this just to keep my motivation going because now i need to tone what i have lost!! Wed, 14 Sep 2011 10:15:58 EST Just joined 2 weeks ago Hello Sparkpeople!! :-) <BR> <BR> My name is Carrie; I’m a 35 year old wife and mother of three. I joined this site about two weeks ago and I’m happy to be here. My goals are to become more active, lose 20-40 pounds and most importantly become a more happier and healthier me. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Looking forward to better results Tue, 6 Sep 2011 18:54:45 EST To be hot again I am a 39 year old professor, wife and mother of two in Chicago. I have struggled with my weight since childhood. I am determined not to pay anyone or another program to watch me gain weight. I know what to do and I need to implement the best practices that I have learned over the years. My ultimate secret goal is to be one of those hot mamas at school drop off or pick up. Tue, 6 Sep 2011 11:58:30 EST Hiya Just wanted to introduce myself. I am 31 have 2 girls and teach jr. preschool. I have been heavy my whole life and am ready to look like the person that I feel like. I have been able to overcome every obstacle that has been in my way except for my weight so that is what I am tackling now. Wed, 17 Aug 2011 17:05:55 EST HELLO to all the HOT MAMMA's I am Michelle and have 4 children ! ages 12, 10, 6, & 2. I have done so well with the last 3 children losing weight and getting back to my hot self everytime. This last one has been a little bit harder. I dropped 25 lbs after I had my last child and then ended up having 2 surgeries and also ending up with heart and breathing issues after that. So the weight thing was the last on my list. Well I am doing better and have already lost 14 lbs but want to get back to 125 and fit into my size 4 pan... Wed, 10 Aug 2011 09:30:34 EST Hello everyone! Hi everyone! I am the newest leader of this team. I wanted to take a minute to introduce myself. My name is Mary, I am 31 and I have 2 boys who are mine and 2 step children who I adore. I work full time and go to school full time, but I am always wanting more ways to stay busy. I look forward to leading this team :) <BR> <BR> Wed, 10 Aug 2011 09:14:46 EST What are your emotional eating triggers? I emotional eat when I am sad/depressed or very stressed out. I know my triggers now and I try to work around them. What are some things you do to work around your emotional eating triggers? Wed, 10 Aug 2011 09:13:01 EST August 2011 Challenge The August 2011 Challenge is going to be pretty straightforward and simple since I joined this team a little into the month. <BR> <BR> 1st-- Drink and Track at least 8 glasses of water daily! <BR> 2nd- Take 15 minutes of "ME" time a day (this can be your workout time)- this is important for moms <BR> 3rd- Work out at least 3 times a week for at least 10 minutes <BR> <BR> Respond to this post and let me know how you are doing with the challenges! :) Wed, 10 Aug 2011 09:01:52 EST Week of 8/8/2011- Weigh In Today I weighed in at 226.0 - I am slowly losing, but at least the scale is going the right direction! :) Wed, 10 Aug 2011 08:58:54 EST New Team Leader Hello, I am the newest team leader of this team. I am a 31 year old mom of 2 boys (9 and 11) and have 2 stepchildren (17 and 11) ...and as if that wasn't enough I work full time, and go to school full time. I love staying busy. Feel free to drop me a line anytime! Wed, 10 Aug 2011 08:44:55 EST HEY, HEY HOTTIES!! hey! i'm Sabrina. stay at home mom of 4 =) i have issues with my body and getting older. my intention is to be healthy and hot ;) haha!! <BR> i told my husband 6 months ago that i wanted to look so different that he would have to re-introduce me to people. well, last month i saw people i havent seen in over a yr. and they didn't even recognize me!! seems like i'm stuck with this last 10-15 lbs now, and it wont go away!!! i'm determined to get it off! any help out there? <em>249</em> Wed, 27 Jul 2011 15:29:25 EST calories I was wondering if anyone knew how accurate this site is on recommended calories. I mean, if I have it automatically say how many calories i should eat every day to lose weight, it gives me 1200 to 1550 or something like that. that doesn't seem like very many. i googled how many calories i should eat, and another website said to lose weight, I should eat 1800 a day. I think that's a big difference. Does anyone know exactly how to calculate? <BR> Sun, 17 Jul 2011 19:45:43 EST Hello Everybody! I am a 38 (for one more month!) year old English Teacher in the beautiful state of Tennessee. I was born and raised in Northwest Ohio, lived in The Sunshine State for 7 years where I taught 10th grade English and worked at Disney World during summers and breakes from school, and now live near Knoxville, Tennessee. I am a HUGE Michigan Wolverines fan! I have a four year old son that is the sunshine in my life. I am sad to say that I have almost 50 pounds to lose, because I NEVER thought I wo... Wed, 22 Jun 2011 21:57:25 EST WELCOME members old and new~ Hello All~ I would like to say a BIG Hello to you all!! and encourage you to join in any and all discussions you would like to! I'm a new Co~Leader to the group, and hope I can brighten your day in some way,be here to help and support, and also to motivate and let you know, that we are all going through the same struggles....some bigger than others, but struggles just the same. I wish nothing but success for ALL of you! each and every one of you is a WONDERFUL,AMAZING,POWERFUL Being and I can... Sat, 4 Jun 2011 21:57:27 EST Hello and Thank you! Hi all, <BR> I just wanted to introduce myself, I've been on SparkPeople for quite some time, just haven't utilized it as much as I should. I recently bought the Spark book and I'm working on becoming a more active member on SparkPeople. So Hi, and thank you for welcoming me into your group and for having a such a great group for me to join. <BR> A little about myself, I'm 31 and have 1 year old twin daughters, so needless to say, I'm still trying to lose that baby weight. I'm also a 5.5... Wed, 11 May 2011 13:02:05 EST Hi Y'all My Name is Beth. I just turned 30 and need to loose 40lbs. 4 Years ago I lost 50lbs with lots of exercise and portion control and still needed to loose 20lbs. But in moving and starting a new job I have put on 20lbs instead of loosing. I have found time and motivation to exercise and extreme portion control. I still need some help and motivation in those times where my self motivation seems to take a back seat to life. My 5 year old and emotionally needy husband suck up most of my time. A lit... Thu, 5 May 2011 16:23:03 EST so very happy to be here Hi everyone! My name is Qiana and I am 32 years old. I have a 19 month old son. I joined this site to make friends going through similar situations in their life and to find people that will keep me accountable. I want to have more children, however at 32 my clock is ticking so time is definitely of the essence! I need to get this weight off so that I am healthy enough to get pregnant again. I just completed 90 days of P90x and started my second round. I lost a little over 20 lbs and 31 inche... Tue, 3 May 2011 12:48:36 EST nvrmd... :) Mon, 2 May 2011 07:39:23 EST Motivation in odd situations This is a bit on the akward funny side.... <BR> <BR> Monday I went to my evening exercise class and remembered I had no coffee for my morning fix. Figured I'd just pop into my Dunkin' Donuts and buy a bag. I notice all new faces, thought to myself, well ownership change. Good too because I was all sweaty, yuk! <BR> <BR> Now as I am paying the guy at the counter starts making chit chat the guy cleaning starts making even more chit chat and then on my way out they are all googlied eyed and sm... Wed, 27 Apr 2011 12:17:00 EST Hey there!!! Hi my name is Denise I am new to the team and fairly new to SP. Still learning to navigate. <BR> <BR> I feel like the kid in the back of the classroom waving his hand "oh oh me pick me I wanna be a hot mama" yeah I'm trying to peel the layers away and get my body back!!! <BR> <BR> Nice to meet everyone!! <BR> <BR> <BR> Tue, 26 Apr 2011 11:06:07 EST Hello All! Hello! I just joined the team. My name is Jenna and I have 50lbs to lose. I'm 31 with 2 kids and contemplating a 3rd...if I can get some weight off beforehand. Not wanting to look like a planet walking around! Also, I am having trouble with my jeans being too tight and I think my husband has caught on that only my clothes seem to shrink! I can use all the motivation I get! Thu, 7 Apr 2011 11:47:59 EST Hello! Hi, <BR> I am a mother of three and i'm looking for some support, I hope i can find it here Sat, 2 Apr 2011 09:37:08 EST New Mom, trying to get her body back! Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> My name is Lisa and I had my beautiful son 6 months ago. I have lost most of the baby weight, but I still have more to go (most of it being fat from EVERYTHING I ate while pregnant)! I hope that we can all motivate each other! Wed, 23 Mar 2011 03:50:24 EST Mum from Oz I'm a mum of 3 from Australia, I have a 14 year old daughter, a 2 year old son and a 10 month old son. Since having my sons I have gained and held onto some extra kilograms, like 22 pounds (10kg) and I'm wanting to lose about 35 pounds in total. <BR> <BR> I'm a teacher and work a couple of days. When my routine is broken I find I don't look after myself as well as I would like to! I've been working hard by myself at home but believe I'm going to be more effective with the support of a group.... Mon, 21 Mar 2011 21:00:33 EST hello hello....i'm new to spark people and wanted to join a forum where everyone was in the same boat as myself. I just recently had a baby and even though he is the love of my life he has totally wrecked my body. So, I am basically here to reclaim it for myself. Hoping I can get some great advice from everyone and maybe help a few of you along the way. Wed, 9 Mar 2011 01:50:15 EST HI This is my first week on Sparks and I love it! Looking to join a fun group of 30 somethings to go through this weight loss journey with. I have an 18 year old daughter and have a wonderful husband. Cant wait to meet others and keep up the great work everyone, everyday is a new day! Tue, 8 Mar 2011 22:54:05 EST Mom of 4, new here Hi all!! My name is Alisha and I am a SAHM of 4 beautiful kids. Aaron 12, Kaylin 6, Kamryn 3 and Aadon 5 months. For the last 12 years I have been in "mama mode" and knowing that I'd be having more kids, didn't really get too serious about losing weight. Well, now I have 4 great kids and there are no more babies in my future and I want to not only be a hot mama, but a healthy mama so I can be there for my kids for a very long time!! So, now is crunch time. I don't want to "diet", I want to ch... Wed, 23 Feb 2011 14:45:49 EST Hi to all Hot Mamas! Great to find a support group that is exactly what I am about. I have 2 small children, 9 months and almost 3 years and my very handsome husband ;) I would love to look and feel hot again! Looking forward to a lot of HOT support!! Mon, 21 Feb 2011 07:28:43 EST New to the Team This looks like a fun team so I thought I'd join. Technically, I'm 42, but we can say that I'm 39 for the third year. I'm really hoping to become a hot mama, even though my hubby thinks I'm hot right now. Tue, 1 Feb 2011 14:56:28 EST Hi Hot Mamas! Hello ladies. I was looking through groups and seen this one!!! I all ways tell my husband I want to be a hot mama! So here I am this is just the start of my journey and I am glad that I am here with all of you!!! <em>30</em> <em>67</em> Mon, 31 Jan 2011 17:09:35 EST HELP!! Sports Bras Needed Ok, I am seriously frustrated. I've spent a good chunk of this weekend searching for sports bras. I have a few I really like, that I got a couple years ago, but with working out almost every day...I need some new ones. <BR> <BR> So my problem is this: I am...well endowed (36D). Of the VERY few bras I've managed to find in my size this weekend, they ALL look & feel like medical appliances rather than something comfortable & fun to work out in. <BR> <BR> I've been to lingerie stores (La Senz... Sun, 23 Jan 2011 17:01:37 EST New here Hi I am Lori. I am 38 and I live in the very cold Manitoba Canada. I have two teenagers at home 18 and 14. I am engaged to be married this spring. But I have thought of putting the wedding on hold as I dont want to be a fat bride. But my fiancee and I don't live together so I dont think can go too much longer without being married to him. <BR> <BR> I am a photographer and I also work in health care but have been off wok, physically injured due to a back and shoulder injury. <BR> Sat, 22 Jan 2011 19:58:43 EST Hoping to get a little hotter every day! Hi guys!!! <BR> I signed up forever again(2007), ended up leaving and gaining up to 335, and now I am at 248 and still a long way to go to my intial goal of 155. I really want to stay on track and go over this hump. Starting working out again 5 days a week, trying to fit it in around my long work week and family but making it happen! Any thing I can do to support you let me know.. we all need it! Mon, 17 Jan 2011 19:55:48 EST Hi Everyone Hey, I just turned 30 two days ago so I figured I didn't belong in the 20somthings group anymore and had better find a new one...and humor is ALWAYS a good thing, so here I am. Hope everyone is doing well with their goals. Fri, 14 Jan 2011 22:02:40 EST 5% by spring I am caring on the end of the year challenge for myself and would like to invite anyone how is interested to join me Wed, 12 Jan 2011 12:16:43 EST Bootcamp?? Started bootcamp! <BR> <BR> Loved it! Hope I can move tomorrow! <BR> Anyone else? Wed, 12 Jan 2011 01:00:11 EST I'm Doin ME!!! Hi, <BR> <BR> I have been skinny/fat/skinny/fat/skinny/pregnant/fat/<BR>superskinny/fat/fatter/super fat........ <BR> <BR> I am tired of dieting! I am tired of being fat or being worried if I am thin enough! I am done with it all. I am tired of trying to figure out why I gained weight.... duh b/c I ate to much!! I am tired of figuring out why I make bad choices with food when I'm stressed or upset! I'm tired of not putting me first or pretty close to first.... I am tired of being the fat s... Wed, 12 Jan 2011 00:58:07 EST New Mom - New Goals Hi. My name is Amber. I have a 7 week old daughter (who is amazing) and I think its time for me to get back to real life <em>41</em> I stayed pretty active through most of my pregnancy, but my eating went out of control! So now, I have 42 pounds to lose and after seeing Christmas photos of myself, I have all the motivation I need! However, more than motivation, I need outside accountability. So, I've signed back up on SparkPeople, and I'm really excited to start making changes. Sat, 1 Jan 2011 16:34:09 EST A New Year and a New Me I have been a horrible Spark in the past...I have been all in the first few months and fizzled. This time I hope it is different. I had to have my gallbladder out right before Thanksgiving and I was so embarrassed. I know a lot of people have it done, but in my eyes, it was something that I could have prevented. It is mainly based on fat intake and my gallbladder was only working at 3%. Which means I killed it with fat overload. I don't want to ever feel that way again, so I am back and ... Sat, 1 Jan 2011 15:56:58 EST What is on the agenda for today? 1/1/11 What are your plans for today? <BR> <BR> Well I have ate my lunch already...smoked sausage and sauerkraut...then planning a trip to the gym to walk while watching a movie! Other than that...reading some of the book Emma, and working more on my knitting (which by the way is slower than syrup). <BR> <BR> Belinda <em>250</em> Sat, 1 Jan 2011 12:38:06 EST Does the team need to be changed in 2011 Due to my busy schedule and slow internet I have not been able to give the team the attention that it deserves. The result I have found has been less team activity over the year. I hope that is because everyone is out being active. <BR> <BR> I would like to know what you think needs to be changed to improve the team in 2011. I am more than happy to hear any and all suggestions. And if someone is out there that has more time on their hands that is will to co-lead please let me know! <BR> ... Thu, 30 Dec 2010 08:10:40 EST The New year is fast approaching. What is on the horizon for you in regards to your health, exercise and planning strategies? What are you going to do different this coming year than you did in 2010? Thu, 30 Dec 2010 06:48:33 EST Hello...I'm new Well it is time to get back on this lifestyle wagon....I jumped on the negative, fatty one for a couple of months and I have to say as tasty as it doesn't do a body good. <BR> <BR> So I'm back and going to be more committed. I'm a mom of two, my daughter is a senior in HS, and my son is a 6th grader. My life is full between work, coaching dance for my daughter, my son's stuff, church and all the little extra's life gives us without notice. <BR> <BR> Tell me a little about yoursel... Wed, 29 Dec 2010 08:36:22 EST I'm a newbie.. Hi everyone! <BR> I'm pretty stoked to have found this site! Thanks to a wonderful friend of mine who mentioned it just tonight during our 'girl time', I'm here and ready to take on the rest of my life. I'm a single mom of two awesome kids aged 10 and 6. I'm determined to teach them by example how to live a healthy lifestyle. <BR> I'm looking forward to being an even hotter mama! Tue, 28 Dec 2010 21:49:56 EST Hello Hello Everyone <BR> <BR> I am here to become a Hot Mama... My son will be graduating in May and my daughter is 16 so now I have time to work on improving me! Fri, 24 Dec 2010 11:07:48 EST Week 6 - Ho Ho Ho Week 6 - Ho Ho Ho <BR> Like week 2 - make a plan for holiday dinners and get togethers. Report back to the group. <BR> <BR> Mon, 20 Dec 2010 10:19:49 EST Week 5 - Healthy Recipe Makeover I have been running a little behind - sorry about that team. Again I would like to thank ROBYN for these wonderful challenges - this week I would like everyone to provide the team with an un-healthy recipe that they like and we all suggest ways to make it healthier. <BR> <BR> <BR> I this this one is going to be great! I hope we have a lot of responses! <BR> Wed, 15 Dec 2010 15:11:24 EST Week 3 - Keep Moving Increase current amount of exercise by 10 mins 3 times per week. For those not exercising - start! <BR> <BR> Wed, 15 Dec 2010 15:08:09 EST New here...needing motivation to get moving! I was told about sparkpeople about a year ago and didn't pay any attention. I was on an exercise program from Nov 2009 until April 2010, had great success with it. Lost 25 pounds and many many inches. Had surgery and at the end of my 6 week rest period, got strep throat for a month. After than, my 3 kids were home for summer break and I found lots of excuses to not do my regular exercise routine. 6 months later, it is time to get started again. Thanks for listening! Thu, 9 Dec 2010 11:06:46 EST Hi everyone! Hi everyone! I've been a member of Sparkpeople for some time now, but never really active. So, hopefully now I can start on my journey to healthy and fit lifestyle, where I don't have to feel bad about myself or my body.. I see my main problem as Emotional Eating, or perhaps also eating caused by anxiety, boredom. I gained a lot of weight when I got pregnant with my first baby and another 10 pounds with the second one, so at this stage I need to loose at least 50 pounds. It's a very hard thin... Mon, 29 Nov 2010 08:17:28 EST New here...30 to lose! Hello to all. Long story short. I used to be so into this...lost a ton of weight. Or at least met my goal! Then, I had another baby (my second) and then he was diagnosed with a serious illness while I was on maternity leave. Treatment was six months. By the time he was well and life started getting back to normal, I guess I was confortable with the extra weight. He is almost 2 1/2 and I am not comfortable with the weight anymore! <BR> <BR> So, this is my first post and I'm back at it. <BR> ... Sun, 28 Nov 2010 21:41:01 EST End of the Year Challenge - Week 2 - Turkey For those in the US, plan ahead for Thanksgiving (have a strategy to avoid overeating) and report back to the group. For those in Canada, come up with 5 tips to help avoid overeating during the holidays and post to the group. For everyone - keep tracking food for the week. <BR> Again I would like to thank SHRINKING-ROBYN for planning out these challenges! <BR> Mon, 22 Nov 2010 15:23:20 EST End of the Year Challenge! Mini Challenge - week 1 Week 1 - New Beginnings <BR> The challenge this week is committing to the challenge, creating a team name, and tracking food for the week. <BR> <BR> Tracking food can be either online or in a notebook, the point is to write down EVERYTHING you eat (Even if it's just a bit) Mon, 15 Nov 2010 12:41:39 EST End of the Year Challenge! I would like to get a head count of who all would be interested in joining in for an end of they year challenge. <BR> <BR> SHRINKING-ROBYN had a wonderful idea to help us all out through this holiday season! Her idea starts with having everyone sign up and then split everyone into smaller teams. Each team would work towards losing 5% of their team's starting weight from November 15th to the end of the year. <BR> <BR> I know the holidays are particular hard for me to stay focus, I think ... Thu, 4 Nov 2010 12:11:38 EST Tips! - What I've learn I sprain my ankle during the winter, so I do understand how difficult it is to get back on track when recovering from an injury. I think that was the final straw that made me get committed to losing the weight…my husband and son had to carry me to the van to get me to the hospital and then my husband was lifting around on me to help me get around because I couldn’t get the hang of the crutches. He already has a bad back and the experience was painful for both of use. This happened about Fe... Thu, 14 Oct 2010 06:03:42 EST Mak new friends, help, & support Hello, their nice to see alot of people on this wonderfull free website, im new to this well my first week and im gonna track my weight goal..I have always been more on the heavier side so its time to make a change and hopefully i can meet alot of people here with the same goal!! Fri, 27 Aug 2010 16:13:21 EST Hi from NC I'm 31 from NC. <BR> Married 11 years. <BR> Mom for 10 years to 4 kids (10,8,2, and 6 mo.) <BR> Christian <BR> Love singing, politics, reading, learning, great conversations, a good laugh, family, friends, etc <BR> About to go back to school again for B.S. #2 <BR> I homeschool my kids for the time being, will probably change in the next couple of years. <BR> Tue, 3 Aug 2010 20:14:49 EST Hi from ft leonard wood missouri Hi everyone. My name is Stephanie McGaha. I am 36 years old and have five kids that keep me busy. After kid number four i quit taking care of myself, and finally made myself a priority again. So hoping i can loose weight get healthier again. And maybe trade clothes with my 15 year old daughter. Sun, 25 Jul 2010 22:30:08 EST Newbie needs help :) Hi all, I'm new to the group, enjoyed reading past posts and can't wait to get to know you guys better. <BR> Ugh, tonight is "Girls Night" with some of my friends, and we're going to get Mexican, man it's my evil downfall. I could eat a whole bowl of chips and salsa... who am I kidding, I could eat more than one. Also, not sure what to order from the menu, thinking fajitas might be best, or maybe some chicken soft taco's without the cheese. Any help or words of encouragement would help. I... Tue, 20 Jul 2010 11:41:32 EST Hi WBHMs! I'm Anita and I've been on SP for several years off and on. When I'm really participating and getting myself involved in SP I lose weight, when I only half-heartedly attempt I don't lose anything. So, I'm going to do my best to really participate now because I really want to lose 40 lbs. more than ever before (it helps that I just had a birthday). I really hope to get a lot of encouragement and help here as I don't really get it at home. <BR> <BR> I have a wonderful DD who is 2 yrs. old and... Sat, 17 Jul 2010 07:27:02 EST Body Bug or Heart Monitor I'd like to see how many calories I burn when I weight lift, complete a spin class or clean the house. Any suggestions?? <em>324</em> Tue, 13 Jul 2010 23:44:02 EST Getting back to it Hi all you hot mama's out there. How is everyone doing? I have been using Sparkpeople now for almost 1 week and I am completely addicted. I love it all. <BR> <BR> I have a lot to lose, but with all your support and the tool here I don't see failure in my future. <BR> <BR> I am busy now going to graduate school and a full time science coach for secondary teachers. But most importantly I am a mom and a wife. I hope to lose enough weight so I can get pregnant again so we can have anoth... Sat, 10 Jul 2010 10:23:12 EST Hello Hot Mamas! My name is Trisha. I turned 30 on Cinco de Mayo.... I lost 30+ pounds in 2006-07 and was a member of sparkpeople back then.... I had decided to take my body back after 3 children.... well, I got pregnant for THE LAST time, and my little guy is almost 2! I think a lot about wanting to do something about the excess weight... I don't feel healthy, and I'm getting to my own personal mentality of thinking I'm a fat cow, my jeans are pretty snug....... not to mention LOTS of life stressors in th... Fri, 9 Jul 2010 03:42:28 EST Hi Hello! I am a 30-something mom of 4 who lives in New Mexico. Glad to be here. :) Thu, 1 Jul 2010 21:55:26 EST Working to become a better me Hi everyone! My name is Heather. I am new to the site, and I am determined to get in good shape so that I can enjoy and play with my 2 young daughters. We recently took them to Disney. When I saw a picture of myself after the trip, I was shocked at the weight I have gained since having my children! It was a real reality check for me. I DO NOT want to miss out on being able to play with and enjoy my children <BR> <BR> I need to lose about 100 pounds. Since this seems so overwhelming, I... Thu, 1 Jul 2010 09:35:24 EST Soon to be Hot Mama(again) Yes, I am! By the end of this year I will be! <BR> <BR> I'm Kris, 32, SAHM to 4 and I'm looking forward to focusing more on me now that my youngest is in full time school. No more excuses; the future starts now. Sun, 27 Jun 2010 04:36:52 EST July's Challenge - Tracking what you eat With things being so busy we have got away from doing the monthly team challenge. I think the challenges are a good way to stay motivated. <BR> <BR> My challenge for you all for July is to track what you eat. It doesn't matter to me whether it is on SP or in a note book, just write down everything you eat this month - find out how may calories you are taking in each day. Most people eat a lot more than the realize. <BR> <BR> I will set this monthly challenge as one of out team goals. <B... Fri, 25 Jun 2010 16:46:12 EST Not wanna... gonna!!! Hiya ladies! Really never had a problem w/ weight until this past year...moved 1700 miles away from home, family and friends and discovered places that actually have changing blizzards that keep you trapped inside for days at a time! I guess the boredom gave way to extra lbs! With help and inspiration from the rest of you, gonna get back into that bikini! Like my dad always said, "if you ever see a turtle on a fencepost, you know he had help getting there!" Here's to all of us en... Fri, 25 Jun 2010 15:16:52 EST Newbie :) So, I've actually been with SP for a few years, but haven't been very active. <BR> <BR> I just quit smoking last year. I switched to skim milk and no calorie sweetener. And yet, here I stare at the scale, less then 10lbs what I was when I was ready to deliver each of my kids. I just turned 30, and I have been "25" for the last five years. I don't want to be 30, and I don't want to be 48lbs overweight. So I am struggling, and I want to get over this crap. After I had my daughter, within one ... Thu, 24 Jun 2010 11:00:15 EST Kgayle Hello, just started on this with many pounds to loose, started gaining when I had a IUD put in and I belive the homones in the IUD are makeing me not be able to loose no matter what I do, im trying thiis cause some doctors dont think that it is the IUD and im going to do everything I can to really see if its the IUD or just me! It would help to know there are othere people like me. Thanks Mon, 21 Jun 2010 18:34:40 EST Hello Everyone! Hi everyone, I am a 30 year mother to 2 boys (4 years & 9 months). I used to be on SP a few years ago, and was doing good. Now trying to lose the baby weight from my last child. To top things off, my husband has such a ever changing work schedule that its hard to get even a few minutes to myself, let alone time to get back on track. <BR> I did well when I was on here, so I am hoping to pick up the good habits I learned. Good luck to everyone!!!!!!!!! Mon, 21 Jun 2010 02:06:06 EST Hello! Hi!I'm Stephanie 32, mother to 5 wonderful kids & wife to the love of my life Todd. We are a very active family but some how all the running around we do with the kids has led to lots of fast food & on the go snacks, nobody seemed to start gaining weight but Mom. My husband is a marathon runner & can eat anything he wants so temptation is everywhere for me. I did sparkpeople about 2 yrs ago but quit :( I'm back on track now & have been at it for almost a week. We went out to eat last night fo... Sat, 12 Jun 2010 06:49:46 EST TIME TO GET HEALTHY! HI EVERYONE! I AM BRAND NEW AND WANNA BE A HOT MAMA!! I HAVE BEEN ON THIS JOURNEY SINCE JAN. 2010, YES A NEW YEARS RESOLUTION! IT TOOK SEEING MYSELF IN CHRISTMAS PHOTOS THINKING, THAT IS NOT THE PERSON I WANT TO BE! I HAVE LOST 28.6 LBS SO FAR, BY CHANGING MY WHAT GOES IN MY MOUTH AND TRYING TO WALK AT LEAST 4 TIMES A WEEK. MY GOAL IS TO BE 150 LBS. BY NEXT YEAR AT THIS TIME AND MY ULTIMATE GOAL WOULD BE TO BE ABLE TO RUN A 5K INSTEAD OF WALKING IT!! I WILL GET THERE WITH THE HELP OF MY... Fri, 11 Jun 2010 12:04:39 EST New to this! Hi everyone, I'm stopping by to introduce myself. I am a 32 year old mom of 2 kids. I also do in-home childcare for a 4 month old baby, so my days are full! I am excited to find a great fitness routine and to take better care of myself better than I did in the past. I am hoping to be one hot mama by the end of the summer! Tue, 1 Jun 2010 19:20:31 EST Trying again I have been on SP for a little while but now I think I'm ready to really do this. For the last 3 days I have been within my range for food and I have drank more than 8 cups of water a day. I actually walked/jogged on the treadmill last night. I hope this team can give me the motivation to stick with it. Wed, 19 May 2010 13:11:22 EST I AM A NEWBIE! Hello Everyone! I hope that I have come to the right place to keep myself focused and get motivated. I want to love myself again and be happy just being me! Any suggestions you would like to offer will always be appreciated. Tue, 11 May 2010 12:52:22 EST New to the group I just wanted to say hi. I'm a married mom of 4 and will be turning 39 next month. Between my family, our yellow lab, and training for my first 10k since 1992 I stay pretty tired! <BR> <BR> In the last 5 years I've lost a little over 60 lbs and still have about 35 more to go. My goal is to be hotter at 40 than I was at 30! Mon, 10 May 2010 14:13:33 EST Hi everyone! My names Nyel and I'm a married mother of 2 boys (11 & 9). I just started getting active about a month ago when I joined my husbands gym. I used to cringe when anyone say excercise lol but I'm so amazed at how great I feel even though I almost cry each time I do it. Since I started I've lost almost 4 lbs and its such a motivator. When I started I still had all the baby fat from my last pregnancy (9 yrs ago). I still have a ways to go but this is a start. Sun, 2 May 2010 21:43:46 EST Intro... Wanted to introduce myself. I'm a 32yr old working mom who has been married for 7yrs. We are TTC our 2nd child and I need to loose weight that will help me. I also want to be healthy for my family and myself. Just wanted to say hi!! <em>252</em> Thu, 29 Apr 2010 10:22:47 EST Hey!!!! Hey girls!! I'm new to SP, and am glad to have found this group. I live in Canada and I have 3 girls, ages 9,7 and 2. Wed, 28 Apr 2010 22:09:29 EST hey everyone!! Well, I'm 2 days in & doing OK. I'm 37 & married with 3 kids 17,11, & 10. Life is busy! I have 58 lbs to lose & when I do I just hope they don't find me EVER again!! Looking forward to tomorrow!! Have a great day <em>213</em> Fri, 16 Apr 2010 21:57:18 EST Hi to all you Hot Mommas! My name is Brenda. I have been married for 8 years and have a 5 year old son. I know for sure that I have never been a "Hot Momma" especially since most of my weight came before and after the birth of my son. I have the most wonderful husband in the world. He always tells me that he loves me regardless of my size or my weight which is awesome. <BR> <BR> I have always been on the weight roller coaster. I have tried almost everything to lose weight even SP. I tried SP about two years ago ... Tue, 13 Apr 2010 07:50:55 EST new intro... Hi...not sure if I ever was a hot mama....but want to be one now!!!! Only 30 lbs, a good haircut and some new clothes stands between me and that title!!!lol Mon, 5 Apr 2010 20:18:20 EST Hi all! Somewhat Newbie here, I've been at it for two weeks now,off to a good start. <BR> I can't wait to be that hot mama that i know is inside me, dying to get out! <BR> Looking for some spark friends too! Sat, 20 Mar 2010 11:29:42 EST Hello! Glad to have found a small team with the same goals as myself. Can't wait to get to know you all better! I have just started my journey this week after having a hysterectomy in January. My goal is to lose 70 lbs by next March. <em>9</em> Tue, 16 Mar 2010 13:12:36 EST Hi, I'm new to the team. Hi everyone, I'm new to the team as well as to Spark People. My name is Mandie I just turned 30 and I'm here to take my body back and become the hot mama I used to be.. <em>246</em> Sun, 14 Mar 2010 15:03:37 EST Hello from California! Hi All! <BR> <BR> I am new to this site and group and just want to say hello and that I look forward to chatting about progress...or lack thereof. The concept of this group is what drew me in. "Wanna Be Hot Mamas"....heck yeah. I just turned 30 in January and I have a 2 year old, 2 adopted children 12 and 15 and a step son who is 14...needless to say my house is hectic. I am committed to taking care of myself this year and "Getting back to me.." Sun, 7 Mar 2010 13:53:25 EST Thanks for inviting me! Thank you for inviting me to be in your group. I DO want to be a hot mama! I feel like I haven't REALLY been hot since I became a momma and since that was over 18 years ago that just WAY too long! Hot and healthy that's my goal! Tue, 2 Mar 2010 12:23:05 EST Thanks for having me... I'm really excited to be a part of your team. I used to be a Hot Mama and I'm hoping to be one again <em>334</em> Sat, 27 Feb 2010 16:18:37 EST Hello from WI Hi, I'm Tammy, I'm married and have two girls - 3 and 1. I'm new to SparkPeople. Looking forward to meeting some new people. Loved the Team name! Doesn't everyone want to be a Hot Mama? <BR> <em>204</em> Wed, 24 Feb 2010 15:13:04 EST New Member Here! Hi everyone! I am 31 and I have 3 litle ones. My boys are 6 and 4 and my little princess is 18 months. I'm looking or a more active team that I can share with and learn something new from. Looking forward to chatting with all of you! <BR> <em>213</em> Tue, 23 Feb 2010 20:02:59 EST New Member Here! Hi evryone. I am 31 and I have 3 litle ones. Boys are 6 and 4 and my little princess is 18 months. I'm looking or a more active team that I can share with and learn something new from. Looking orward o satting with all of you! Tue, 23 Feb 2010 20:02:11 EST Hi again! I have been a member of this group for awhile. I joined it because of the name and also because when I joined it was a small group (Sometimes with the larger groups it is hard to meet people with the same interests or goals). However, when I started posting I realized that the group was a deserted page with one active member, me. So, I ended up talking to myself. I was glad to see others have joined and started the communication again, I look forward to meeting all of you. In the meantim... Tue, 23 Feb 2010 17:44:53 EST March Challenge Okay team <em>215</em> <BR> Are you ready to for a new challenge? Spring is on it's way, so lets get ready for it by get out side and walking. Try to get 12,500 steps in a day! <BR> Also, try to spend (weather permitting) 30 minutes at least 2 times a week doing some kind of out door activity. This can be anything from getting the flower bed or garden spot ready, <em>434</em> to flying a kite, to jumping rope with the kids <em>318</em> . The point is to get outside and have some fu... Tue, 23 Feb 2010 12:45:04 EST I really want to reach my goal really really bad. Hi Everyone <BR> My name is Amanda and I really want to be a hot mom. I want people to look at me when I am with my kids and wonder if they are really mine. <BR> I have tried to do Sparkpeople a few times but always ending up putting it on the back burner. Well no more. I need to lose weight not only for me wanting to look great but for health. I want support from people just like me and I want to support others. <BR> This is the second day of tracking food and so far I am doing pretty good. ... Sun, 14 Feb 2010 20:26:38 EST An Idaho Hello... I am a mother of a very energetic 6 year old boy and I would like to be able to keep up with him. I am recently divorced and I have found that I am doing more activities that a male figure would usually do. I must say it is helping me find my inner child again, but I need to lose the weight I have been carrying around for years and increase my energy level. Life is too short for me to sit back and watch my son play because I am out of breath. Sat, 13 Feb 2010 22:02:23 EST New member Hi there <BR> My name's Lamya. I want to loose 8 kg before my daughter's 3rd birthday (April). <BR> Have already used this website on 2006 (before getting pregnant) and I had an amazing result. <BR> I want to have the same result now and I know that I can achieve it. I'm counting on your support and motivation. Wed, 3 Feb 2010 04:24:32 EST Hello Hello to you all fellow Moms I am a mother of 2 young children and have been struggling with my weight on and off for the last 7 years. I'm proud to say I finally got rid of all the pregnancy weight a few months ago but have been at a stand still since. I am lacking and looking for inspiration! Its good to see there are other people out there who battling the bulge like myself so at least I'm not alone. I look forward to being a part of the team and hope you can give me some of the inspi... Tue, 2 Feb 2010 08:12:05 EST Excited Hey everyone! So, I'm a former "hot girl"! In college I was a teeny 120-130 lbs. Nine years later - two babies, a full time job, the stresses of life, and lots of unhealthy choices of my own have made me a "not-so-hot" 201 lbs. (I think I threw up in my mouth a little as I typed that number.) Anyways, I want to lose 61 lbs. And I'm determined! I'm looking forward to chatting with some of you as I begin my journey! Fri, 29 Jan 2010 12:14:21 EST Hi! I'm mom to two - daughter, 5, and son, 8. I'm hoping to live a healthier life and become a hot mama in the process! Mon, 25 Jan 2010 16:11:21 EST New Year Goals What was your new year goals and are you keeping up with them? <BR> <BR> My goals for 2010: <BR> Get healthy - status: exercise is limited right now because of surgery but I'm still eating health <BR> <BR> Keep the house cleaner - status: work in progress <BR> <BR> Spend quality time with the family - status: work in progress <BR> <BR> Study for the CPA exam - status: side tracked, but plan to start back Fri, 22 Jan 2010 09:24:00 EST I'm New! Hi. I am a mom of 2 that is ready to lose 30 lbs. I have been using baby weight (kids are 12 & 10 - nice try right?) and a hectic lifestyle for my weight. I am ready to get motivated and finally make some changes. I am hoping this group can help me to finally make some permanent changes. Thu, 21 Jan 2010 10:38:53 EST Hello all.. I'm a mom to three boys (and a husband),ages 5,6, and 11. I'm 31 years old, and sick and tired of being sick and tired. After a couple of knee surgeries last year I'm ready to lose some weight. Wed, 20 Jan 2010 23:02:02 EST Hi from fl Good Morning! <BR> I am an almost 31 year old momma to a wonderful three year old little boy. I am restarting on my journey as the last couple of years havent been nice to me on the weight issue. I have struggled with it all my life but I am tired of struggling and ready for the new me! Excited about hearing from you guys! Wed, 20 Jan 2010 07:09:58 EST Finding time to work out with a new baby? I need some ideas of workouts that I can do with very little time. I work fulltime and when I come home I like to spend as much time with my little guy as possible. By the time I get him to bed at 8:30 I do not have the energy to work out at all. Any suggestions? Don't forget that I live in Nebraska and it is very cold right now, I know when it gets warmer I will find all kinds of stuff to do with him and get exercise. Fri, 15 Jan 2010 10:55:35 EST 30 something new mom Hello, I am looking for great recipes and support to lose the baby weight. My son is 4 months old and I have 10 more pounds to go. I can use all the support I can get. I don't have any friends that are in my postion, they all have older children. Thu, 14 Jan 2010 12:56:58 EST I'm already I wanna SIZZLE You know what they say about beauty being only skin deep? Well they are right. My problem is my inner beauty is a lot thinner than my outer beauty and I want them to match! I recently found out that there were actually people calling "dibs" on me should I ever get divorced. How flattering. I know that I look good...for my weight that is. My goal is to look GREAT! Mon, 4 Jan 2010 16:25:27 EST hello My name is steph, I am 30 and have two wonderful daughters and a great hubby. I have struggled with my weight since my teen years. 2yr ago i was 257lbs and diagnosed with diabetes. I also suffer from depression so my dr. put me on some meds that caused me to lose some weight but eventually my body and mind adjusted to the meds and now I am on my own trying to lose this aweful weight. I am now 227lbs and looking to make a change and get thin and healthy! I joined SP a while back but just didn... Fri, 1 Jan 2010 22:48:08 EST Looking forward to 2010 I'm new to SP. I found the website looking for a weight-loss journal. Since I've signed up, I've enjoyed it. I'm a mother of a 14 yr old son, and a 35 year old husband. Before I had my son I was 108 lbs, I'm only 5'2" so I was fairly thin. I enjoyed being pregnant, but wound up at 186 lbs the day I had my son. I am still hovering around that weight today, and I don't like it. I am going to take my life back in 2010 and start taking care of myself, love myself and most of all LIKE mysel... Thu, 31 Dec 2009 15:05:23 EST Intro Hey everyone! I am Tracie, turned 33 in Oct. I currently live in Ga. But was born and raised in Ca. I have been married for 8.5 years we have two daughters who are 11 and 7 and an exchange student from Ukraine. We also have 4 dogs (boxer, dalmatian, black lab, and shih tzu), two gerbils and a fish. I am a high school special ed. teacher and I coach softball for the high school as well. <BR> <BR> In 2008 I was about 225 lbs (give or take). I started my weight loss journey at the beginning of... Wed, 30 Dec 2009 22:07:07 EST Here's Another Go! Hi! I am a mom of two kiddos- ages 11 and 10, but feel more like - no, wait--ACT more like 32 and 20...can you guess which one is my daughter? ha ha I have been with Spark for a while, but I am the type that needs motivation...not all the time, but some. Every morning I get up, do the oatmeal (yuck-o) thing, take the vitamins, and remind myself why I am waking up at 4a.m. to exercise by looking online at success stories. I don't want to have surgery ('cause I'm a pansy), but I do like to ... Mon, 28 Dec 2009 12:00:51 EST something cute for ya'll May your stuffing be tasty, <BR> May your turkey be plump, <BR> May your potatoes and gravy have nary a lump. <BR> May your yams be delicious and your pies take the prize, <BR> May your Thanksgiving dinner Stay off your thighs! Thu, 26 Nov 2009 13:54:55 EST Holiday Greeting God Bless You ALL... <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ode=HY27482779 </link> Mon, 23 Nov 2009 10:45:50 EST Hi. New here. Hi, My name is Evette. One of my friends told me about Spark People a long time ago.Kind of ignored it at that time. But for some reason I stumbled upon it again today and it just seems more motivating i guess is the word?? <BR> .I am a married mom of 3 kids. 11,8 and 13 months.We live in Michigan. I'm 37. <BR> I want to lose about 50 pounds.This seems like a great group.:) Mon, 9 Nov 2009 14:11:44 EST Newbie from upstate NY Hi ladies! I'm Heather (just turned 30 in September) Mom to Madison (6.5) and Reese (2 next month). I've been looking for a group to help me stay motivated to lose around 30 pounds and I hope this is it! I'm off to check out your challenges :) <BR> <BR> Wed, 4 Nov 2009 09:10:13 EST November Team Challenge Novembers challenge is a competition – remember even though we will be competing against each other we are still a team, and we need to be there for each other. This challenge will help us reach the goal of losing 10 pounds by Christmas. I challenge you to get the most fitness minutes of anyone on the team this month. Don’t forget to log in your fitness minutes! The team member with the most fitness minutes will receive a goody but everyone who participates will receive a reward of bette... Wed, 4 Nov 2009 06:05:09 EST Hi Everyone! New to SP Hi! I'm new to SP, but really excited about reaching my weight loss goals. I'm married, mother of 2 (2 and 4 yr old girls), and I live in St Louis, MO. <BR> I've been trying to lose the weight on my own, and I just can't seem to keep the momentum going. I'll do wonderful for a few months (I lost 20 pounds this summer), then do TERRIBLE. Maybe having SP will help me get there. I'm open for any suggestions, ideas, direction. <BR> Thanks- <BR> Pippie Tue, 3 Nov 2009 02:04:31 EST Household Hints With my family I started a new tradition. Every year on Halloween night we light candles and tell and or read spooky stories. Well this year we had an accident with one of the candles and the wax went all in the carpet. My husband via the internet found out how to remove the wax. I thought I would share it with the team. <BR> Place a paper towel or bath tissue over the spilled wax. Use an iron on its lowest setting to heat the wax. Wax will soak into the paper towel. You will need to c... Mon, 2 Nov 2009 11:50:03 EST Just 4 Fun Just 4 Fun <BR> <BR> Post clean link or jokes just 4 fun....I'll START <BR> <BR> I know you don’t clean your computer screen very often <BR> And it is hard to clean the inside, click the link below....And <BR> Consider this my present to you! <BR> <link><BR>ean.sw </link> Wed, 28 Oct 2009 13:48:03 EST What Are You Learning? Hey Mammas! <BR> <BR> I wanted to open up a new topic after a couple of weeks on the "downside" of things. I was sick for a few days, and had company in the rest of the time. I wasn't tracking food and while I was still trying to be active (hiking, swimming) I wasn't tracking my fitness either. I'm getting back on track this week and have been thinking about what I've learned about myself and the process in the last two weeks. <BR> <BR> This is what I've learned: <BR> <BR> Water - water i... Wed, 28 Oct 2009 13:26:16 EST Name One Thing You Are Thankful For Today! My family. I have been blessed with a wonderful husband and two kids that I love more than anything Wed, 28 Oct 2009 12:04:44 EST Can I be a hot mama? Hi Ladies!~ <BR> <BR> The name is Becca and I just found this team today after some time away from SP... This looks like a supportive team, which is what I need right now! <BR> No drama here, really, but my youngest of two is turning 4 today and I have been trying to get this weight off since he was a baby!My 8 year old is starting to get some bad eating habits and I'm afraid I am not the best example for him! I need support and help and I would love to hear some feedback, thanx. <em>213</e... Wed, 28 Oct 2009 09:02:25 EST Hello Hello all! <BR> <BR> I am a mother of a thirteenth month old daughter. I enjoy spending time with her and playing with her. I am also a teacher of fifth grade students, so I am not at home with my daughter as much as I would like. I have not been focused on my weight like I should. I would really like to get in better shape so that I can continue to play and participate in activities that she enjoys as she gets older. <BR> <BR> I also enjoy reading, which can be a downfall, because I spend... Tue, 27 Oct 2009 14:04:31 EST Divorced Mom of 2 Teen Daughters Hi! I'm a 37 yr old mother to 2 gorgeous daughters who are 14 & 17. I've been divorced for 11 years. Having teen daughters keeps me on my toes. I get the latest updates on what's hot and what's not. I remember when I had it going on! I want that feeling back! I want to be HOT again! Not schoolgirl hot but grown and sexy hot! And guess what...healthy is HOT! So, here I am! Thanks for having me! Sat, 24 Oct 2009 14:45:02 EST Single Mom Hey Everyone!!!!! I was drawn to this group by the name!! I love it!! I am a single mom of three children. I joined sparkpeople a while back and didnt really give it a chance, within the past few weeks I came on for myself and stayed private to learn the ropes and just track myself. I just started branching out and meeting people!! I am now hooked!! Now I'm just looking to stay motivated!! Good Luck Everyone!!! Thu, 22 Oct 2009 19:49:36 EST Fitness Money Jar I'm looking for ways to stay motivated to make time to exercise. Therefore I would like to start something new for myself and the team. <BR> <BR> Sometimes making the effort to exercise is a real challenge. Therefore for those of you who are interested we are going to start a Fitness Money Jar. <BR> <BR> This is how it will work. Everytime you do any kind of exercise/physical activity (even if it is briskly cleaning house) track your time on the fitness tracker, ( I use the quick track... Thu, 22 Oct 2009 16:24:27 EST 10lbs by Christmas Challenge One of the other teams I'm on is doing a 10lbs by Christmas Challenge. I thought this would be an excellent challenge for the Hot Mamas since the holidays are coming up. I have historically gained weight during the holidays - it is time to start a new trend - Who's with me? <BR> <BR> Let's go team! Thu, 22 Oct 2009 15:18:28 EST Savings Realized! I just realized something...I would get a pop every time I was on the road and have several cans of pop throughout the day. Now I carry a water bottle with me that I refill several times a day. For some odd reason I got to thinking about the pop that I used to buy. They were $1.49/$1.58 after tax. If I bought just one pop every day in October I would have spent $48.98 after taxes all month. I normally had several pops so I'm at the minimum saving over $50.00 a month by drinking water - ... Fri, 16 Oct 2009 12:53:38 EST Hello Newly 30 My name is Helen I turned 30 in August was recently married and have a 2 year old. I am looking to be a hot mamma before I have another little one and also would like to make new friends going through the same challenges in life. Tue, 13 Oct 2009 13:50:47 EST Hey from PA Hi! My name is Corinne. I am 30 and a mother of 2 beautiful children. I started taking a swimming class in August. We have to keep a journal for the class with our goals. My goal is to lose 20 pounds before the class is over (@ 40 in all). I joined this group a long time ago however, with my schedule I haven't been on. I am so glad it is up and going. I really need an accountability buddy. I am having a competition with the guys in my class to see who can lose the weight. I can't let... Thu, 8 Oct 2009 18:13:58 EST HI! Hi everyone, my name is Kirstin, a mom to 4 wonderful boys, and a wife to a very handsome guy that I want to look hot for!!! <BR> <BR> I started on this site before, but kinda fell off the wagon, but have decided that it is going to be the best plan for me. And believe me I tried lots of them. I don't really need to diet, I need to learn how to eat the right foods and the right quantities. <BR> <BR> Anyway, I really have about 100 pounds or so to lose but am setting small goals for myself a... Tue, 6 Oct 2009 06:03:05 EST JUST KEEP GOING,GOI NG,GOING! LITTLE ENCOURAGEMENT, WE CAN DO THIS! REMIND OURSELVES OVER, AND OVER I CAN,I CAN, JUST KEEP GOING, GOING, GOING, I REMEMBER A THOMAS THE TRAIN BOOK I USED TO READ TO MY YOUNGINGS AND ALTHOUGH THOMAS WAS THE SMALLER OF THE TRAINS, HE MADE IT UP THE BIGGEST HILL. IT IS ALL IN THE ATTITUDE!!! Mon, 5 Oct 2009 13:26:03 EST Jaelyn here Hi all! <BR> <BR> I'm a mom too of 4. Just had my baby girl 3 months ago. I have a great husband. <BR> I stay home with my kids, thanks to the Lord! <BR> I have been bouncing around spark people trying to get the hang of it. <BR> I hope this team is just what I need to get going on my weightloss. <BR> <BR> I'm a christian, first and foremost. <BR> I like butterflies, <BR> reading the bible, <BR> walking, <BR> watching movies with my husband late at night when the kids are sleeping, <B... Fri, 2 Oct 2009 23:17:30 EST October's Team Challenge Hi Team! <BR> <BR> I am so excited about the up coming month and Halloween! For October I wanted to have a semi-Halloween theme. I was having trouble thinking of a way to incorporate the two, but I think you all may get a kick our of the challenges anyway. I hope no one out there takes offence to my halloween twist - it's all in fun. <BR> <BR> Challenges: <BR> 1. Treat yourself - Reward yourself every week with a non-food item for keeping up with your workouts and staying in your calorie... Wed, 30 Sep 2009 12:35:23 EST How is your week going? Please feel free to use this tread for general group discussion. Tue, 29 Sep 2009 16:01:17 EST Getting in that h2o <em>274</em> I wanted to hopefully try to give a helpful hint on my way of getting in that water. I seem to notice that if I have one glass say 8 oz and I empty it I for some reason think well I drank all my water. Well we all know that was not enough, so I decided to buy myself this 3L jug at the store of Spring Water,has a lid and a nice shape,easy to hold. Well filling that up everyday,drinking it all and then saying "I drank all my water." Well we know that is plenty enough. So don't kno... Tue, 29 Sep 2009 16:00:50 EST Halloween costomes My kids are too old to dress up for halloween now, and I live so far out that I don't get any trick-or-treaters, but I love their little costomes. I would love to hear what your kids are going to be for halloween, and if you dress up with your kids I would love to hear that. <BR> I remember one year my oldest was a ghost buster, youngest a bat man and I was Pocahontas what a combo LOL Tue, 29 Sep 2009 10:28:53 EST Ideas/Su gestions for Healthy Halloween Treats Does anyone has any ideas or suggestions for some healthy Halloween treats? Tue, 29 Sep 2009 10:21:28 EST October 5lb weight loss challenge any takers Hello everyone I wanted to do this challenge again this month. I did not meet my goal last month. There were alot of interupitions and I had to make some changes. In my weight loss plan. Well here is the Dates that the weigh ins will be held on and the format you can use. Lets have fun while lossing the weight. <BR> <BR> Starting Weight Monday, September 28, 2009: <BR> <BR> Goal weight Monday, October 5, 2009: <BR> Actual weight Monday,October 5, 2009: <BR> <BR> <BR> Goal weight Monday,O... Mon, 28 Sep 2009 02:40:48 EST How do you use your nutrition tracker Do you use the foods already listed? Do you input your own foods? Which method do you think works best? I am going to try the input my own food method. I tried the other method and I found that when I used the foods that were already listed. Sometimes it would not be exactly what I ate but something similar. The problem with this is that I felt like I was either eating to many calories or not enough. So for the last week I have been going threw all of the food that I have in my house and inp... Mon, 28 Sep 2009 02:23:54 EST Mom of 5 Hi, my name is Trina and I have 5 beautiful children that I love more than anything... I have been pregnant or nursing for the last 10 years and it has taken a toll on my body, but now I am ready to lose this weight for good and take care of these amazing young people in my life! Sat, 26 Sep 2009 13:49:19 EST New Mama Hi Ladies, <BR> <BR> I'm a first time mother of a beautiful lil girl(adopted her). Not even a month after getting my daughter my ex-husband(of 13yrs.) decides to walkout on us. So to make myself feel better I decided if my daughter and I where gonna have a new life I need to create a new me. Plus I wanted to become healthier for her. I know SP and all of you can help. Thu, 24 Sep 2009 02:01:17 EST Hello Mama's!!! Hi - I'm new to the group and LMAO when I saw the team name, I would love to be a hot Mama!!! <BR> <BR> My name is Melissa and I am 32 year's old. I just gave birth to my first child this past Mother's Day! My daughter is great, I just love her to pieces! <BR> <BR> Looking forward to getting to know all of you!! I need support and encouragement, well not so much that, more of "put the food/wine down" <BR> <BR> have a great day Mama's! Mon, 21 Sep 2009 11:36:39 EST Sick Day Meals I have always stuck to traditional meal when the family and I are sick - soup. The family have been fighting a cold for over a week. I have fixed chicken soup, vegetable soup and potato soup. My husband informed me that he is tired of soup. <BR> <BR> I was wondering, what everyone else fix for dinner when the family is sick? Are there any home remedies other than chicken soup and black pepper? All suggestions are greatly appreciated! Fri, 18 Sep 2009 13:03:35 EST Hello Ladies! Hi, my name is Leslie. I'm 31, a mom to one toddler (a cyclone, really) and have been married for just over three years. <BR> <BR> I'm in week two of being on Spark and I'm really liking it. I've always been really private about my weight issues so this is a bit of a stretch for me, but a good one I think. I've been using the nutrition and exercise tracker and it's actually been a surprising exercise for me. I'm learning SO much already. <BR> <BR> I'm looking forward to tracking along with... Mon, 14 Sep 2009 19:46:43 EST New to this team and Spark Just wanted to say hi. I just started SparkPeople a few days ago, and can't wait to take advantage of all it has to offer, including the fun and friendships with all of you! Can't wait to meet you all! <em>213</em> Sun, 13 Sep 2009 22:43:47 EST Hello Hot Mamas! Hi there! I'm a 31 year old mother of 2 little ones. I've been married to my hubby for 7 years. I work part time in the schools. <BR> <BR> I figure I'm carrying about 5 pounds post-marriage and about 8 pounds per kid of post-baby weight. Ugh. <BR> <BR> I keep saying, "Today's the day! I'll eat better, dust off the elliptical machine, etc..." and time and time again, I fail to even begin. <BR> <BR> When I plugged in my information, I could reach my goal weight by February by only losing on... Fri, 4 Sep 2009 22:56:44 EST 5 things you want to do What are 5 things you want to do once you lose a few (or several) pounds? <BR> Mine are: <BR> 1. Walk up a hill with out being winded <BR> 2. Be able to jog and run <BR> 3. Be able to ride a bike up hill <BR> 4. Look good in a little black dress <BR> 5. Have my husband say WOW when he looks at me! Mon, 31 Aug 2009 13:40:33 EST September Challenges This is a centalized place to post your progress and/or ideas on the September Challenges <BR> <BR> I started early - today I did: <BR> 100 crunches, 100 reverse crunches, 100 twist crunches, 30 modifed push ups, 100 squats and 100 wall pushes. <BR> <BR> Mon, 31 Aug 2009 10:38:29 EST 100 squats every other day <em>215</em> Okay team – it is time for a new challenge! Let’s work on those thighs! One of our team members came up with a wonderful suggestion to do 100 squats – ya we all should feel the burn with this one! <BR> <BR> According to “Squats are one of the best lower body exercises you can do. Why? One reason is that squats are multi-joint exercises which target all the muscles of the hips, glutes and thighs.” <BR> <BR> Remember to check in with the team from time to time for a... Fri, 28 Aug 2009 12:13:02 EST 100 wall pushups every other day We have challenges out for our abs and our thighs, so I would like to add one more challenge for an identified problem area – the bust line. My challenge is to do 100 wall pushups, in additions to my normal workout – anyone with me? <BR> <BR><BR>cises.asp?exercise=107 <BR> Fri, 28 Aug 2009 12:04:09 EST Challenges I would like to invite everyone to join our challenges. Each challenge is in addition of your normal exercise routine. The challenges focuses on three problems areas - the abs, the thighs and the bust line. I am going to be changing the challenges each month. <BR> For the month of September our challenges are: <BR> abs - 100 crunches <BR> thighs - 100 squats <BR> bust line - 100 wall push ups <BR> <BR> Additional in september we have a challenge encouraging everyone to take you time. <BR... Fri, 28 Aug 2009 11:54:24 EST September goals My goal for September is to loose 10 pounds. I am going to do this by staying within my allotted calorie range, 45 minutes of cardio every day, 30 minutes of strengthening exercises 3 - 4 days a week, 200-300 of various crunches a day, taking walks during my breaks and a small walk during lunch and an extra 15 minutes every day of some other activity. Fri, 28 Aug 2009 09:34:49 EST Trying not to cheat! I'm going 3 days strong but man oh man is my willpower trying very hard to fade! Right around this time of month I get an overwhelming urge to run to the market and grab some organge slice jelly candy and some diet soda. I'm resisting but sheesh is it hard! Ahhhhhh... :O Wed, 26 Aug 2009 22:16:08 EST The first day of school! Today is the first day of school for us again - the morning went smoothly <em>30</em> . Since both of my boys are in high school now you would think that I would be over the excitement and worrying that is associated with sending the kids to school on the first day of school. I guess it is because I have always been a bit over protective – but this is my youngest first year or high school and my oldest is a senior in high school – it is exciting but scary. <BR> <BR> Just thought I woul... Wed, 26 Aug 2009 09:55:27 EST New Here Hi all! My friend suggested I join spark people to jump start my weight loss. I'm a 32 year old mother of two boys and have been married for 12 years. I've pretty much been overweight my whole life. My parents passed down bad eating habits along with bad jeans. I finally decided to do something about my weight a year and a half ago after my 50 year old mom almost died from her 5th or 6th heart attack. She finally had a pace maker put in (at 50!). That was my wake-up call. Diabetes runs in my ... Tue, 25 Aug 2009 13:37:57 EST How do you reward yourself and how often? I was wondering what different ways you reward yourself and how often. I need some ideas because this is something I haven't done yet. Thu, 20 Aug 2009 15:54:46 EST About You Wanting to know more about everyone, copy and paste this to a replay and give us your answers. <BR> <BR> 1. Favorite food? <BR> 2. Favorite color? <BR> 3. Favorite movie? <BR> 4. Favorite TV show? <BR> 5. Favorite childhood memory? <BR> 6. Your hero? <BR> 7. Where do you work? <BR> 8. Favorite past time? <BR> 9. Favorite drink? <BR> 10. Favorite Web site? <BR> 11. What do you want to accomplish by 2010? <BR> 12. Favorite Christmas present? <BR> 13. Favorite Restaurant? <BR> 14.... Thu, 20 Aug 2009 13:18:24 EST September Challenge – “You Time”: For some of us September is when things back on schedule. The kids go back to school and we have to get everyone on a routine. What a good time to work yourself into the schedule! Through-out history women, particularly moms, have been notorious for taking care of everyone else’s needs while neglecting themselves. This challenge is for everyone, not just the ones who have school age kids! <BR> The team challenge for the month of September is to make yourself number one for 15 – 30 minu... Thu, 20 Aug 2009 13:09:19 EST Focuse on Problem Areas - Thighs & Legs I found this site that I thought would be helpful: <BR> <BR><BR>highs/ Thu, 20 Aug 2009 09:42:18 EST Focuse on Problem Areas - Arms I found this site that I think will be helpful: <BR><BR>rms/exercises/ Thu, 20 Aug 2009 09:40:40 EST Good Email - The Price of Children The Price of Children <BR> <BR> This is just too good not to pass on to all. Here is something absolutely positive for a change. I have repeatedly seen the breakdown of the cost of raising a child, but this is the first time I have seen the rewards listed this way. It's nice. <BR> <BR> The government recently calculated the cost of raising a child from birth to 18 and came up with $160,140.00 for a middle income family. Talk about price shock! That doesn't even touch college tuition. <BR>... Wed, 19 Aug 2009 15:37:46 EST For the record, my DH already considers me a .... Hot Mama. I got a new used car this year, a black Chrysler 300C and I have personalized plates that say MYHOT1. So you see, my DH considers that a notice that the driver is his hot one. I like it cause I think the car is hot, so it is my hot one. <BR> <BR> I am a 44 year old mother of three boys, 14, 10,10. Yes, twins. I started Spark 3/08. I weighed 168 pounds. I now weigh 122 pounds and I am preparing for my first figure competition. I am the spark leader of two teams: Figure competitors ... Wed, 19 Aug 2009 15:11:46 EST What makes you tick? Take a moment to think about what make you tick - what motivates you to do things - then why that motivates you. <BR> <BR> Lets think of 5 - 10 and then report back in. Tue, 18 Aug 2009 12:43:09 EST Just the Team for me When I was invited to join this team, I could not resist. My name is Michele and I am a mother of 3. Kaylyn is 8, Jerrin is 3 and Kathleen is 1. They are my pride and joy! I want to lose at least 29 pounds and then go from there. I love the team name! <em>247</em> Sun, 16 Aug 2009 22:17:45 EST Focuse on Problem Areas - Abs THE 10 BEST FOODS FOR FLAT ABS from FITNESS MAGAZINE <BR> <BR> Eat up for FLATTER ABS -- these waist-whittling foods give you a dose of ab-ulous nutrients in every bite. <BR> <BR> ALMONDS AND EGGS <BR> <BR> The sad truth: You can crunch yourself into a coma and still have ab flab. If you really want a sleek, sexy midriff, you've got to TWEAK YOUR DIET. <BR> <BR> All of the best waist-whittling foods contain fiber to banish bloat, antioxidants to boost your abs routine's effectiveness,... Wed, 12 Aug 2009 15:43:49 EST Something interesting I just wanted to make sure everyone seen this SP article: <BR><BR>ition_articles.asp?id=394 <BR> <BR> It is about how tracking your food actually helps you loss weight. If you get a chance please check in out. Wed, 12 Aug 2009 11:56:16 EST Trying something new! <BR> Please use this spot to list ideas of new things to try or that you thinking about trying to get feed back. <BR> Tue, 11 Aug 2009 12:56:46 EST Thought of the Day Right now we are making a lot of changes to better our lives. Change is important and happens all the time all around us. We aren't just on a diet, we are after a healthy way of living. Tue, 11 Aug 2009 12:26:40 EST Making the most of life Life is short - we all should strive to make each day special. What is something you have done today to make today special (either for you or someone you care about)? Tue, 11 Aug 2009 09:29:41 EST 100 crunches a day I have committed myself to do 100 crunches a day in addition to my normal routine - anyone care to joint me? Mon, 10 Aug 2009 14:24:26 EST What can you do in 15 minutes. During my 15 minute brake I took a walk, I was surprised that I was able to get in 1,990 steps in only 15 minutes. <BR> What other accomplishments (big or small) have been achieved in 15 minutes? Mon, 10 Aug 2009 11:25:08 EST Scales don’t tell it all. The reality hit me today when I weighed in that the scales don’t tell it all. Although it is nice to see those numbers go down, sometimes they don’t – even if you are doing everything right. However, sometimes other people can see the change that the scales didn’t see. <BR> <BR> Therefore, my challenge today is to get a pair of jeans one size smaller than what you are wearing now. Try them on and see how tight, or how much you have to lose to get down in them. Put these jeans in a spec... Mon, 10 Aug 2009 10:56:15 EST Suggestions for team goals I want this team to work for all of us. Therefore I would like to get some ideas from you of what you think good team goals would be. <BR> <BR> Thanks! Mon, 10 Aug 2009 07:45:20 EST Problem areas What are the problem areas that we need to work on? <BR> <BR> Mine are the abs and bustline. Mon, 10 Aug 2009 07:43:08 EST Weigh in Mondays are my official weigh in days. I haven't lost anything this week, but I can tell a big difference in how I feel. I know it is going to be a slow process. <BR> Overall since I have been with SP I have lost two pounds. I think that isn't a bad start. <BR> How is everyone else doing? Mon, 10 Aug 2009 07:38:30 EST 5K I have thought about doing a 5K, but not sure where to start. Can someone give me some information about the 5K - Please start from the beginning because I don't even know how many miles a 5K is. Thanks! Fri, 7 Aug 2009 13:59:09 EST What brings you here? Hi! My name is Jamie. A friend told me about SP years ago. But at that time I thought I would be able to lose the weight by my self without anyone's help. Since then I wised up. I had forgot about SP until I started a new job and the HR department informed new employees about the site. I sighed up but wasn't very active. But after struggling with my blood pressure I decided to re-dictate myself. <BR> <BR> But not only do I want to lose the weight for my health - I want to look hot for... Fri, 7 Aug 2009 13:11:01 EST Team Leader I noticed there isn't a team leader, what is up with that? <BR> <BR> Is that is why there isn't many people on here now? Fri, 7 Aug 2009 12:08:36 EST New to this team Hi! I just wanted to introduce myself. My name is Jamie. I am new to the team. I'm have been on SP for about a week and half, so far I love it. I feel so much better now that I'm exercising everyday, eating less and drinking more water. <BR> <BR> I am a married mother of 2 teenaged boys. Over a year ago my doctor told me to lose 50 for my health, since then I gained 10 more. So I'm working to lose 60# and hopefully get to the point where I can make heads turn (especially my husbands).... Fri, 31 Jul 2009 16:19:47 EST Here I am! I'm getting myself reaquainted with this site and really want to make change. My oldest is 8 and my baby is 5. It high time I change this body and be rid of the 60 lbs I gained with my daughter. I lost half of it before I had my son, but it's been stuck with me! Wed, 29 Jul 2009 00:17:31 EST HELLO Hmmmn where do I start? I am actually not 30 yet but soon I figured I might as well join the 30's club! I have 5 great kids and my days are consumed with baby poop and kid conversations! I am finally going to take control of me and my obsession with food and making sure I am the human garbage disposal of my home. Not only that but we live on a military post and lets face it there are plenty of fit people!!! Tue, 7 Jul 2009 10:34:58 EST can u help a newbie? Hi everyone - I just started using SP and am not exactly sure how it works. Let me tell you, I've tried EVERYTHING to lose these 30 lbs. that are sticking after my (2) children. I finally resigned to the fact that I need to have less choices in what I eat so I'm not faced with temptation. I'm looking for pre-made meal plans (not ones I have to create). Is this available on SP? <BR> <BR> Thanks! <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Sat, 27 Jun 2009 22:34:40 EST Last week's challenges are this weeks gains What were your challenges last week? What did you learn? and how are you going to change it for this week? <BR> <BR> <BR> I realize I eat in a "ramp up" mode.... eat a too small breakfast, to a moderate good lunch then over indulge in the evening. This week I'm working on really listening to my body and watching those evening calories, I'm also trying to add more in the morning, but more of a concentration on my evenings. <BR> <BR> <BR> What about ya'll??? Mon, 22 Jun 2009 16:57:46 EST New member I'm on a search for the elusive "active" team - could this be the one? Mon, 22 Jun 2009 16:41:23 EST Another oldie but newbie Well here I am again. This worked before but due to the stress of a full time job, three boys and a husband that deploys I have gained most of the weight that I lost. I am an emotional eater and motivation has been hard this time around. So I have decided one thing at a time. I am looking at my diet and trying to see where I can make changes. Exercise will be next. I am on here for the motivational side. It is encouraging to see so many others dealing with the same or similar issues t... Wed, 17 Jun 2009 17:20:45 EST Oldie but Newbie It has been two years since I've logged into this site. I'm back where I started (never got to where I wanted to go..), and am looking to removitvate myself. I didn't take advantage of the FULL sparkpeople expierence, so busy doing this for excercise, that for food, this for support, that for whatever. I am trying to stick to ONE thing, and see it through. I think that "before" picture illustrates me in so many aspects. Scattered, little too much going on, never concentrating on one thing. I'... Tue, 16 Jun 2009 17:04:16 EST Hi newbie here Hi everyone. I'm new here and just wanted to introduce myself. I'm Keesha I joined SP to lose about 13-15 before I get married net month. I also want to be at a healthy weight so we can start trying for our first child together but my third. Fri, 12 Jun 2009 23:03:15 EST Newbie I have been using Sparkpeople since February and it has helped me lose 11.5 of the total 20 that I have lost. I am new to this team and to the chatting side. I have stayed mainly just with tracking myself, but I realy like the idea the there are other people out there dealing with the same issues that I am. Thu, 11 Jun 2009 19:22:01 EST I'm New to the HOT MAMAS Hello All, I am new just joined today. I have a lot of weight to loose, just had a baby well she's 10 months old now. But, I had weight to loose before her and now more. I'm so excited to be here! <em>30</em> Tue, 17 Mar 2009 09:06:43 EST I'm new to the team... ...and I want to be a smokin' hot mama! Tue, 17 Mar 2009 04:22:06 EST I want to be a hot healthy mama So I joined this group because I just turned 30 and a doctor recently told me I needed to shed the pounds. I love to have fun. I have been married to my high school sweetheart for 10 years and we have 2 kids. I want to lose the weight for them but more importantly I want to lose it for myself. I like meeting people and need accountability in a diet and you can't have that in a group of 1000 people Fri, 6 Mar 2009 09:41:50 EST Anyone out there? I've seen that some new members joined recently--I love the name of this team, it would be great to get it "going" again! Anyone care to introduce themselves? Fri, 16 Jan 2009 21:20:21 EST Hi from a Wannabe! Hi, I love the title of this group...let's get some action going on here! I have lost 30 lbs this last year and am currently fluctuating between 125 and 127. I'm hoping to lose a couple more pounds of fat before I attempt maintenance. Thu, 4 Dec 2008 12:48:57 EST Hi My name is Holly and I've lost... nothing! Yep, I love to be on SP and I love the concept. I even love to journal all of my food that I eat. I guess I think of it as football; the higher your score the better off you are! Nope, doesn't work that way does it? <BR> Anyway, I'm glad that I found this group! I love to make jokes and I am VERY sarcastic. I love to laugh at myself and laugh with others. Sometimes it is the only way to make our crazy lives seem sane! <BR> I have quite a bit ... Sun, 2 Nov 2008 11:12:56 EST Hello Hi I'm new to the group. My name is Danita, I have two girls and have been married for 7 1/2 years. I have atleast 40 lbs to lose and I've been dieting since Oct 6 and so far I've lost 4.6 lbs. Mon, 27 Oct 2008 10:23:34 EST make me look my best post any beauty secrets. from spanx to push up bras. Make up tips. Fashion tips. And also recommend diet tricks that max your beauty. Like the wonders of water. Carrots and tanning. I love to look my best at any size so if you know what works for stretch makes posted it PLEASE! Mon, 4 Aug 2008 15:47:37 EST Suggestion to each other Team- post your problem areas and as a team we will reasearch or suggest excerise for that area. I love doing research to help anyone out. Even if it is not just your body image. Your mind is beautiful too, and your role as a mother and wife. We all have opinion on parneting and educating ourseleves. Mon, 4 Aug 2008 15:41:44 EST Intro to me, and you! From one wanna be to another- I am 30 yrs and I want to look 20 as most of you know by now. My years of being lazy have caught up to me. I now have 2 kids too. With that said I want you to join me in becoming a healthy, and sexy hot mama. Feel free to email any comments or suggestions. Pictures are worth a thousand word so send them to me too or post them. Fashion, beauty and diet tips are welcome. Also let us know about your role as a mother and your challenges your kids pose. I love fun... Mon, 4 Aug 2008 15:32:42 EST Hot Mamas founder and motivator Welcome everyone. My name is Melissa from TX. I am 30 yrs, and a mother of 2 Kids. I started this team cause I need women my age to feel good about themselves. For myself personally I feel beautiful at any size, but I feel extermely sexy, hot, and energetic at a healthier size. My team hopefully will help you reach you goals and make you feel hot trough out your challanges. Humor is welcome.. I love jokes. Pictures are worth a thousand words so feel free to send them to each other. I will s... Mon, 4 Aug 2008 15:13:31 EST